The awesome strength of a hummingbird

first_imgThe only type of bird that relies solely on its own strength to hover in the air, a hummingbird flapping its wings requires more mass-based mechanical power output than any other form of locomotion. Now, scientists have discovered that the tiny bird’s efficiency comes from the ratio of the wing’s length to its width. Researchers from Stanford University and Wageningen University tested the hover performance of 26 hummingbird wings from 12 different species in a machine that measured the torque and lift the wings produced at various angles. The study, published online today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, shows that the power needed to sustain a hummingbird midhover is highly dependent on the bird’s wing aspect ratio. During the down stroke, wings with a larger aspect ratio (3.5 to 4.0 for hummingbirds) use significantly less power than wings with smaller aspect ratios. The study also found that the aerodynamic performance of hummingbird wings is “remarkably similar” to that of an advanced microhelicopter rotor. But the wings were up to 27% more efficient.last_img read more

India’s red-ant chutney makes it to celeb-chef Gordon Ramsay’s new menu

first_imgTwo famous tribal food items from Bastar in Indian state Chhattisgarh – namely Chapda chutney and Dona Pudga – have made it to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s menu.. Apparently the British cook loved them so much during his trip to India that he decided to bring them home, reports Business Standard.For the uninitiated, chapda chutney is chutney made out of red ants, considered not only healthy but also good for keeping diseases at bay. The other dish, Dona Pudga, is a dish that has chicken seasoned with basic spices, wrapped in a leaf and roasted over fire. No oil is used in the cooking.Read it at Tribune Related Itemslast_img

Exercise and children

first_imgAlternative NamesChildren and exerciseInformationChildren should have many chances to run, bike, and play sports during the day. Experts recommend that children get 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day.Moderate activity means you breathe harder and your heart beats faster than normal. Some examples are:Walking fastPlaying chase or tagSwimmingPlaying organized sports (such as soccer, basketball, and football)Younger children have a shorter attention span than older children. They may be active for only 10 – 15 minutes at a time. The goal is still a total of 60 minutes of activity every day.WHY EXERCISE?Children who exercise:Feel better about themselvesAre more physically fitHave more energyOther benefits of exercise are:A lower risk of heart disease and diabetesHealthy bone and muscle growthStaying at a healthy weightGETTING STARTEDNot all children are the same. Some kids are very athletic and love getting outside and being active. Others would rather stay inside and play video games or watch TV.If your child is not athletic, find ways to motivate your child to be more active.These ideas may help non-athletic children become active:Let them know it will give them more energy, make their body stronger, and make them feel good about themselves.Encourage them to be active, so they know they can do it.Be their role model. If you are not active yourself, start getting more active.Make walking a part of your familys daily routine. All you need are good walking shoes and rain jackets for wet days. Dont let rain stop you.Go for walks together after dinner, before turning on the TV or playing computer games.Take your family to community centers or parks where there are playgrounds, ball fields, basketball courts, and walking paths. Its easier to be active when the people around you are active.FIND A GOOD MATCHadvertisementIt is important to find an activity that excites your child. Some children like to do individual activities, such as swimming, running, skiing, or biking. Others prefer group sports, like soccer, football, or basketball.Choose an exercise that works well for your childs age. For example, a 6-year-old may play outside with other kids, and a 16-year-old may run at a track.Organized sports and daily activities are good ways for your child to get exercise. Daily activities can use as much, or more energy than some organized sports.Some great daily activities are:Walking or biking to schoolTaking the stairs instead of the elevatorRiding a bike with family or friendsTaking the dog for a walkPlaying outside (such as shooting a basketball or kicking or throwing a ball around)Playing in the water (at a local pool, in a water sprinkler, or splashing in puddles)Dancing to musicSkating (ice skating, skateboarding, or roller skating)Doing household chores (sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming floors, loading the dishwasher)Taking a family walk or hikePlaying computer games that make you move your whole body, instead of ones that make you move only your fingersRaking leaves (and then jumping in the piles before bagging them up)Mowing the lawnWeedingReferencesFeigelman S. Middle childhood. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 11.US Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans: Recommendation statement. 2008. Accessed March 20, 2011.Review Date:3/20/2011Reviewed By:David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

Rojo eyes Champions League return

first_imgManchester United Rojo eyes Champions League return Jack Davies Last updated 1 year ago 16:49 11/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) marcos rojo - cropped Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Manchester United v Newcastle United Argentina The Argentine defender hopes to make his Manchester United comeback in European competition shortly Marcos Rojo is targeting a Champions League comeback with Manchester United against CSKA Moscow on December 5.Rojo has not featured for United this season due to a knee ligament injury sustained in April, having become a regular in Jose Mourinho’s side before the setback.United 12/1 to win CL with dabblebet 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 United only need a point from their next European fixture against Basel to be sure of a place in the knockout stages, and Rojo hopes he can return to the first team once progression to last 16 has been sealed.”[On Wednesday] I am going to play with the reserves in a friendly match,” Rojo told TyC Sports. “I feel good. Up until now, I have not had any problems but training is not the same as a match.”In three weeks we have a Champions League game and if all goes well tomorrow, I could play in that.”Rojo’s motivation to force his way back into Mourinho’s plans is heightened by the desire to catch the eye of Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.”I have to win my place back in the team so that Jorge Sampaoli considers me for the World Cup,” he added.”I have been out a while but I am determined to get back into the national team. I want to show Sampaoli how good I am.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Watford to ask veteran Heurelho Gomes for one more year after FA Cup final

first_imgTopics Keeper Gomes is determined to prove his worth at Tottenham Share on WhatsApp Javi Gracia will attempt to convince the 38-year-old goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to spend one final season at Watford before making good on a pledge to hang up his gloves and become a pastor, with the conversation likely to be one of the manager’s priorities once the dust has settled on Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester City.Gomes has become an extraordinarily popular figure at the club since his arrival five years ago and though he has not played any league games since the signing of Ben Foster last summer he has started every match in the League and FA Cups. He has said he is 99% sure that this will be his final season, with a likely appearance at Wembley thus destined to be his last game.But on Wednesday Gracia pledged to attempt to change Gomes’s mind. “I would like to speak with him and the club and see if he is able to carry on next season. We have to speak about that.” Watford Share via Email Ben Foster Share on Twitter news Gracia said that he had decided on his starting XI but refused to confirm the identity of the goalkeeper, though Foster has previously insisted he would “absolutely refuse” to take Gomes’s place and the Brazilian’s performances on Watford’s road to Wembley have done nothing to suggest his abilities are diminishing.The presence of an ageing Brazilian, signed on a free transfer from Spurs, while his £35m compatriot, the 25-year-old Ederson, fills the same role for City would highlight the contrast in resources between the clubs, but though the Hornets have lost their past 10 games against these opponents Gracia insists this season’s 2-1 and 3-1 defeats have given him grounds for optimism.“We lost both but I think we showed that we can beat them because we competed really well in different circumstances,” Gracia said. “In the first game we lost 2-1 and competed until the end. In the second one we kept the score 0-0 until the second half and [when] we conceded the first goal; the moment when the game changed, it was from an offside position. I think it showed us that it is possible.”Étienne Capoue, Watford’s player of the season, feels that his team’s outsider status will feed their resolve, moreover. “Everyone says we have zero chance,” the midfielder said. “Everyone says Manchester City are the top team and will win easily. We are going to try and beat them and stay focused for 90 minutes; that is the main thing for us. It is good for us [to be outsiders]. Nobody expects us to win so we are working from our side very quietly.”In a blow to believers in the FA Cup’s mythology as a global sporting phenomenon, Gracia and Capoue admitted they knew little about it before playing in England, though the Frenchman, who says he never watches football unless contractually obliged to do so, has plenty of other gaps in his sporting knowledge. “I didn’t know much about this competition before coming [here], to be honest,” said Gracia. “I watched some games on TV but I didn’t realise how important it was until I arrived. Now I can say that I know it and I’m very proud to be here. I will feel very proud of my team because this season has been amazing.” Read more Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn FA Cup Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

It’s unbelievable: Aaron Finch revels in historic ODI series vs India

first_img (50.0) view full scorecard vs Match Ended Top Bowlers Top Bowlers India (50.0) 100 (106) Australia beat India by 35 runs Australia AUS 237 view more view less Australia in India, 5 ODI Series, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 13:30 (Local Time) Match Ended India Today Web Desk DelhiMarch 13, 2019UPDATED: March 13, 2019 22:13 IST Australia beat India 3-2 in the five-match ODI series in India. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia beat India by 35 runs in the 5th ODI in DelhiAaron Finch said the Australian team can win the World CupUsman Khawaja said it was “fun scoring hundreds” and “even more fun winning games”Australia captain Aaron Finch was over the moon after Australia registered their first one-day international series win since January 17 as they beat Virat Kohli’s men in India 3-2 in the five-match ODI series on Wednesday. Australia were trailing 0-2 in the series after the first two ODIs but fought back remarkably to clinch the series.Finch said it was incredible the way the Australia cricket team fought back and that he was very proud of the group for coming back in the series the way they did.”It’s unbelievable. The resilience and the fight that we showed was incredible. We’ve had our backs against the wall for a while now, but I’m really proud of the group for coming back,” Finch said at the post-match presentation ceremony.INDIA VS AUSTRALIA 5TH ODI: REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSFinch said that Australia had a balanced side and backed this team to win the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales. He was happy with the performances in the series despite the early losses.”It’s important to have a balanced side. We need a good balance of attack and defence. You need good batsmanship on these wickets against these really talented guys like Kuldeep, Chahal and Jaddu.”Like I said, people have written us off for quite a while now, but the team that we have can win us the series, and they can win us the World Cup. It was a great series all round even though India beat us resoundingly in Nagpur,” Finch further said.advertisementUsman Khawaja, who was named the man-of-the-match and the man-of-the-series for his two hundreds and a total of 383 runs in the series overall. Khawaja was very excited about his performance and the series win.”It’s a lot of fun scoring hundreds and even more fun winning games. Very good to come back from 0-2 down, and never easy to beat India at home. Very excited,” Khawaja said at the presentation ceremony.Khawaja lauded the entire team for their collective effort that led to Australia beating India in India and revealed that even after the losses in the first two games, the atmosphere in the dressing room was great.”I just played depending on the conditions. Our spinners, and our batters adapted really well and at the end of the day, it was a really good team performance. That good partnership in the third game, Finch batted beautifully, there have been tough wickets and high-scoring ones.”The batters chipped in, the bowling group chipped in, and credit to all the support staff because the atmosphere was really great even after we lost the first two games. We had a lot of fun. Even when we lost the first two games, we had a good vibe in the dressing room.”Also Read | Usman Khawaja in Kohli, de Villiers league after Delhi ODI hundredAlso Read | Rohit Sharma third fastest to reach 8000 runs in ODIsAlso Read | Virat Kohli amused after Ravindra Jadeja’s theatrical appeal in Delhi ODIFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Aaron FinchFollow India vs AustraliaFollow India vs Australia 5th ODIFollow Usman Khawaja (50.0) 272/9 Usman Khawaja (AUS) U. Khawaja (AUS) India IND Series Status: Australia wins the 5 ODI series 3-2 Player Of The Match: Usman Khawaja Player Of The Series: Usman Khawaja graphs It’s unbelievable: Aaron Finch revels in historic ODI series vs IndiaIndia vs Australia: Aaron Finch said it was “incredible” the way the Australian cricket team fought back after going 0-2 down in the five-ODI series and that he was very proud of the guys. Toss: AUS elected to bat – Australia AUS Australia in India, 5 ODI Series, 2019, 5th ODI 3/46 (10) Rohit Sharma (IND) R. Sharma (IND) Adam Zampa (AUS) A. Zampa (AUS) 272/9 (50.0) commentary Australia in India, 5 ODI Series, 2019 Australia 3/48 (10) Scorecard Bhuvneshwar Kumar (IND) B. Kumar (IND) Super Over 56 (89) Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL) Umpires: CK Nandan (IND), Joel Wilson (WI) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL) Top Batsmen Top Batsmen No data available! 237 advertisement India INDlast_img read more

Tata Sky changes prices for its regional channel packs: Price, channel list and all you need to know

first_imgTata Sky changes prices for its regional channel packs: Price, channel list and all you need to knowTata Sky has altered the prices of its regional channel packs. Most packs have seen a drop in the price and altered channel list.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiMay 31, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 09:57 IST HIGHLIGHTSMost regional channel packs get extra channels for slightly reduced prices.Tata Sky reduced the prices of its Set-Top boxes earlier as well.The Binge service also offers access to many popular OTT platforms at Rs 249 per month.The DTH market has recently seen a lot of action, especially after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) came in with the new regulations. While the intention of the new regulations was to make the entire DTH and cable TV sector more transparent and fair, it ended up raising overall costs. To adjust the prices and ensure no migration to OTT platforms, all DTH operators have been offering custom channels packs at reduced prices, especially when compared to the new system. Tata Sky has also been doing the same for a while and has recently come up with revised prices for its channels.The newly revised channel packs spotted first by Telecom Talk, carry revised pricing and updated channel lists. Beginning with the Gujarati Regional pack, the revised plan now offers five channels instead of four channels. The additional channel does increase the price too – instead of the older price of Rs 7 per month, the new pricing stands at Rs 8.49.On the other hand, the Tamil Family Sports Pack offers an additional channel, increasing the total number of channels to 77. However, this pack now comes at a lower price of Rs 254.27. Similarly, the Telugu Family Sports Pack now costs Rs 282 and also gets one extra channel. Tata Sky also altered other channel packs such as the Kannada Family Sports HD, Malayalam Family Sports HD, Hindi Starter, Hindi Starter HD, Kannada Smart Plan and others.The reduction in prices is mostly Tata Sky’s attempt to make its channel bouquets more appealing than before. If you look at the prices of custom channel packs from all operators, it becomes evident that Tata Sky is one of the costliest STH services and with the new regulations in place, it makes sense for people to make the jump to other DTH services or OTT platforms.advertisementTata Sky has also been reducing prices in other areas as well. Recently, it reduced the prices of its set-top boxes by Rs 400. Therefore, the Standard Definition box now costs Rs 1,600 while the High Definition Box now costs Rs 1,800.To capture the migrants to OTT platforms, Tata Sky also introduced its Binge service that offers a single subscription of Rs 249 per month, which includes access to some popular OTT platforms such as Hotstar, SunNXT, Hungama and more. Those who opt for the Binge service also get a custom Amazon Fire TV Stick as part of the package.ALSO READ | Major price cuts for Tata Sky Set-Top Boxes: Both HD and SD boxes get Rs 400 cheaper ALSO READ | New DTH regulations have made 49 per cent consider switching to online streaming servicesALSO READ | Soon, you may no more need to buy a Set Top Box while changing your DTH connectionGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow Tata SkyFollow DTHlast_img read more

Modi BJP leaders remember Savarkar on birth anniversary

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi was among several BJP leaders on Tuesday who remembered Hindutva philosopher Vinayak Damodar Savarkar on his 136th birth anniversary. “We bow to Veer Savarkar on his Jayanti. Veer Savarkar epitomises courage, patriotism and unflinching commitment to a strong India. He inspired many people to devote themselves towards nation building,” Modi said in a tweet. Savarkar, was an independence activist, politician, lawyer, writer, and the formulator of the Hindutva philosophy. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist He was born on this day in 1883. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu also tweeted saying the “nation will always remember the sacrifices made by him during the freedom struggle”. Bharatiya Janata Party leaders leader Arun Jaitley, Rajyavardhan Rathore and Rajnath Singh also remembered him. Jaitley said Savarkar’s “nationalistic ideals, patriotism and courage guided generations of Indians”. Rathore called him an “epitome of patriotism and true inspiration”, while Singh said that “Savarkar’s courage during the freedom movement and his contribution to this great nation will continue to inspire coming generations”.last_img read more

Following latest Middle East clashes Annan urges end to violence and retaliation

“The Secretary-General remains gravely concerned at the continued violence in the Middle East, including most recently yesterday the shooting of a Palestinian woman in Hebron by Israeli settlers and Friday’s attack near the town of Hebron in which four Israelis were killed,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement. The Secretary-General reiterated his condemnation of all attacks against civilians, according to the statement.Urging all concerned to end the cycle of violence and retaliation, Mr. Annan called on the parties “to return to the path of negotiations for a permanent settlement,” the spokesman said.The Secretary-General, asked this afternoon by reporters about UN action on the Palestinian issue, said the world body had been “quite engaged” in addressing the crisis, which was marked by civilian deaths on both sides. “We need to work very hard to end that tragedy,” he added.At the same time, Mr. Annan called attention to the emergence of a common aspiration for settling the issue. “Today we all share a vision of two States living side by side and in security,” he said. “What we need is the operational pathway to get us there.”Members of the diplomatic Quartet – the UN, United States, Russian Federation and European Union – were working to ensure that “in three years’ time, that dream will be a reality,” he added.Meanwhile, the President of the Security Council said talks were continuing in that body on a draft resolution put forward by the Arab Group last Friday. “That draft did not make any further progress this morning,” Ambassador Jeremy Greenstock of the United Kingdom told reporters following a closed-door meeting, noting that there would be “further corridor consultations” on the text.“If necessary we will take it up tomorrow afternoon in informal consultations,” he added. read more

How Much Should We Fear Giancarlo Stanton In Pinstripes

After several weeks of involved trade discussions that would send prized Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton to either the San Francisco Giants or St. Louis Cardinals, the baseball world was thrown a curveball Friday when it was reported that Stanton rejected both deals — and that the New York Yankees had swooped into the bidding. According to multiple reports, and assuming Stanton approves the deal, the Yankees had done on Saturday what the Giants and Cards couldn’t: They reeled in the game’s top power hitter.There were only two hitters last season who hit more than 50 home runs in MLB. Now, the Yankees have both of them: Stanton and fellow right-handed behemoth Aaron Judge. There’s reason to think Stanton will like hitting in Yankee Stadium as much as his new teammate. According to The Baseball Gauge’s park adjustments, Marlins Park was the third-most-difficult home run-hitting park for right-handed batters last season, which had the effect of depressing righty homers by about 20 percent relative to an average MLB ballpark.1The full-season park factor listed by The Baseball Gauge is 0.90, implying a 10 percent drop, but that number also reflects that a team plays half its games on the road, in (presumably) neutral parks. So the effect in Marlins home games alone would be about 20 percent. You read that right: Stanton smashed an MLB-leading 59 bombs — the most in baseball since 2001 — and took a serious run at Roger Maris’s pre-steroids HR record despite playing in one of the game’s most difficult parks for right-handed power hitters. There’s a reason Stanton was named NL MVP even though his team finished 20 games out of first place — it was one of the great individual seasons of this millennium.If you use The Baseball Gauge’s adjustment and extrapolate Stanton’s 2017 homers to a typical park, he’d project to have hit about 66 homers — easily shattering Maris’s mark. What’s more, Yankee Stadium ranked as the third-most-favorable park in baseball for right-handed home run hitters last season. Continuing our exercise above to project Stanton’s season into Yankee Stadium, he would figure to have hit around 73 homers (!!!) if he’d played in the Bronx instead of Miami. Now, the obvious caveats apply: Park factors are imperfect measurements that don’t account for each park’s exact dimensions, instead inferring the effect in a somewhat noisy way by looking at the change in home runs between a team’s home and road games. But even so, Stanton is probably going to get some kind of assist in his power numbers simply by upgrading his park situation.The real question for the Yankees is whether that boost will be enough to offset the tug of regression to the mean. Stanton had the best season of his career in 2017, and not just in the HR column, where he set a new career high by 22 homers. He also reached new career marks in isolated power, strikeout rate, on-base plus slugging and wins above replacement,2Using an average of the WAR models found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs. in addition to playing 150 games in a season for the first time since 2011. There’s a very good chance that last season was the best we’ll ever see out of Stanton, who still has at least 10 years and $295 million left on his gargantuan contract. It would be unfair to expect him to reproduce anything close to that level of performance, particularly given his history of injuries.According to WAR, Stanton was worth 7.2 wins at age 27 last season, the first time he ever broke the seven-win barrier in a single season. Since 1920, 66 hitters have cracked 7 WAR for the first time between the ages of 25 and 29 (provided they also put up at least 20 career WAR from their rookie season through their breakout season).3Stanton has 34.6 career WAR through 2017. Those players had that big year at an average age of 27.2 — roughly the same as Stanton last year — so they make for a good sample from which we can draw a comparison for Stanton’s next few seasons. Comparable players*276628.06.027.65.04.44.13.63.020.2 *Average for 66 comparable players.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs PLAYERAGEPAWARPREV. HIGHCAREER WARYR+1YR+2YR+3YR+4YR+5NEXT 5 YRS. What’s in store for Giancarlo Stanton’s Yankees career?For players whose first 7-WAR season came between ages 25-29, average statistics in that season and each of the next five seasons, 1920-2017 IN FIRST 7-WAR SEASONWAR IN… G. Stanton276927.26.434.6?????? For our historical group — which includes the likes of Frank Robinson, Manny Ramirez and Tony Gwynn — the drop was relatively steep from their career-best season. On average, they fell from 8.0 WAR that year to 5.0 the following season, with the total diminishing over each of the next five years in a predictable aging pattern. Only 10 of the 66 ever had another season as good as their breakout campaign. Granted, Stanton’s big year was slightly less out of place with the rest of his career, so he’ll probably feel the pull of regression a bit less than other players might. And a batter who produces between 3 and 5 WAR is no bum — quite to the contrary, 5 WAR is roughly the border where All-Star seasons start to take shape.Plus, the Yankees might not even need Stanton to reproduce his 2017 in order to have a great season next year: Their run differential suggests they were roughly as good as the 104-win L.A. Dodgers last year, despite winning “only” 91 games. New York would have been formidable without Stanton, and with him (plus Judge, Gary Sanchez and others), they’ll be a right-handed power-hitting squad the likes of which the game may never have seen before.But at the same time, Stanton will probably not reach the heights of his performance from 2017 ever again — meaning the Yankees are getting a very good player but probably not one with perennial MVP potential. After all, there’s a reason they call it a “career year”: You only get one of them per customer.Either way, after several relatively quiet offseasons, general manager Brian Cashman and the Yankees seem to be returning to their big-ticket superstar roots. Now we’ll see if they can also revive the tradition of winning World Series. read more

Fuchse Berlin open with away win 51st DKB Bundesliga season

The 51st DKB Bundesliga season began with a victory of Fuchse Berlin in away match in Wetzlar 27:22 (14:12). The DKB Bundesliga 2015/2016 top scorer Petar Nenadic netted seven goals for his team, while Weber scored one more for the home squad.HSG Wetzlar – Füchse Berlin 22:27 (12:14)Wetzlar: Weber (8/3), Bjornsen (6), Ferraz (2), Klesniks (2), Kohlbacher (1), Kraft (1), Kneer (1), Lipovina (1)Fuchse: Nenadic (7), Wieder (6/2), Elisson (6), Drux (3), Lindberg (2), Kozina (2), Zachrisson (1), für BerlinDRAMA WITH VUKOVICThe Fuchse Berlin left back Drago Vukovic ended match in Hospital. He lost consciousness after his tongue stuck, but HSG Wetzlar doctor Mark Kettruck reacted quickly… ← Previous Story Three candidates for Serbian Handball Federation president! Next Story → Aleksandar Stojanovic leaves Kadetten Schaffhausen dkb bundesligaFuchse BerlinHSG Wetzlar read more

Sec Gen accused of calling committee a mob Robert Watt says he

first_imgHe added that they were living in a “virtual dictatorship” where there is no accountability to the public about the waste of taxpayers’ money. Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy, who originally sought the attendance of Quinn, said that it is entirely within the committee’s remit to question processes and the failure of processes, in this case, the NCH. Fleming said, that as far as he can recall, there has never been an incidence of an official refusing to attend the committee, who added that he felt it was disrespectful that the committee only heard last night that Quinn would not be attending.  By Christina Finn “I don’t consider a colloquial expression like that to be helpful and it is unbecoming of your office.”Watt sighed openly when Independent TD Catherine Connolly questioned the secretary general over the comment again, asking if he said it or not, and whether he will speak to the journalist who tweeted the remark if it is not true. “If I said it I apologise for that and that was not meant to be offensive in any way,” he said, adding again that he did not have “any recollection” of what he said 45 minutes previous. Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy said she did not want to labour the point, but added that the remark “didn’t get this meeting off to a good start”.  Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube 14,313 Views Thursday 7 Mar 2019, 10:13 AM 38 Comments SECRETARY GENERAL OF Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DEPR), Robert Watt, has said he did not mean to cause offence to committee members by referring to them as a “mob”. Members of the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) were not happy today when reports filtered through from a journalist’s tweet that Watt, who was due to appear before the committee, said the chairperson “has to control the mob”. Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane referred to the tweet before Watt took his seat at the committee today, stating that it was “unacceptable”. “I think that is outrageous,” he said.  Mar 7th 2019, 10:13 AM Secretary General Robert Watt Secretary General Robert Watt 09.02.19 Costs, changes and controversies: The decades-long saga behind the NCH 12.02.19 ‘I sincerely apologise’: Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children’s hospital costs https://jrnl.ie/4528153 center_img 12.02.19 ‘I sincerely apologise’: Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children’s hospital costs Subscribe for more videos 16.02.19 ‘I’m happy for the project to continue’: Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children’s hospital Source: @OcionnaithWhen Watt took his seat, he was questioned about his remarks outside the committee room, and asked if he did say the above remark. Watt hesitated and said “if anyone takes offence to what I said I apologise”. He was asked whether he did say the comment a few minutes prior outside the committee room. Watt replied: “I don’t recall saying it… I don’t recollect to be honest.”He then added: “It is a colloquial expression… if I said something to offend, it was not meant to offend.”Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell said he was disappointed with Watt’s comments outside the committee room, stating:  Related Reads 09.02.19 Costs, changes and controversies: The decades-long saga behind the NCH 16.02.19 ‘I’m happy for the project to continue’: Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children’s hospital Share5 Tweet Email2 Today’s meeting got off to a bumpy start today, after members were only told last night that the Chief Procurement Officer Paul Quinn would not be appearing before them.Quinn was due to face questioning over his role and oversight of the National Children#’s Hospital  (NCH). He sat on the hospital board, though Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has stated that he did so on a personal capacity. This has been widely disputed by the opposition, who state that a department circular states that Quinn was obliged to report back to his line minister about any concerns relating to the project. Members of the committee were outraged today when the committee chair Sean Fleming said Robert Watt, Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, informed him that Quinn would not be attending today. Fleming said that Watt is the accounting officer, and therefore he is the only one accountable to the committee. He said the decision for Quinn not to attend is at Watt’s behest. Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane said there is a level of contempt being shown to Oireachtas committees, while Fianna Fáil’s Marc McSharry said “two fingers” were being given to the committee, along with a message of “we’ll do what we want, when we want”.  Related Reads Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Sec Gen accused of calling committee ‘a mob’, Robert Watt says he didn’t recall and did not mean to offend Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane said there is a level of contempt being shown to Oireachtas committees. last_img read more

Judge Wulle takes stand as conduct hearing begins

first_imgAfter spending 12 years on the bench, Clark County Superior Court Judge John Wulle took the stand Monday during a hearing to determine if he violated codes of conduct.Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct members heard testimony relating to four courtroom actions over a three-year period. If found guilty, Wulle could face admonishment, a written warning or a censure. He lost his re-election bid earlier this month to Vancouver attorney David Gregerson.“Sometimes I do things I wish I had not done,” Wulle said. “I’m just human.”After viewing courtroom videos from all the events, a visibly upset Wulle said it was unfair to pick four events from a 30-year career and throw them in his face.“Excuse me for being blunt, but it’s not fair to destroy a man in this way,” he said. He said the case — and media attention — hurt his family, ended his career and is now putting his reputation is at stake.In his opening statements, Disciplinary Counsel Steven Reisler argued that Wulle’s behavior during the hearings shows a pattern of problematic behavior.Wulle’s attorney, Josephine Townsend, said four events over a three-year period doesn’t really show a pattern. She also said her client isn’t denying his actions.last_img read more

South Florida community celebrates Passover Good Friday

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – South Florida community members are celebrating Passover and Good Friday.Parishioners of the Missionaries of Charity Church participated in the procession of the cross on Good Friday.They sang and prayed to honor Jesus Christ’s ultimate sacrifice.The procession imitates a series of images depicting Christ on the day of his Crucifixion.Jewish members of the community will celebrate the first night of Passover on Friday evening.The holiday starts at sundown and will continue through April 27.The celebratory dinner known as Seder is observed on the first night of Passover and recounts the story of Moses and the Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt. last_img read more

MarieClairecom Hires Jessica Valenti — People on the Move 052517

first_img Esquire has promoted Robert P. Baird from articles editor to features director. Before joining the brand, Baird was an editor-at-large at The Paris Review, managing editor of Harper’s Magazine and a senior web editor at The New Yorker, among other roles. After less than a year with the site, editor-in-chief Tara Murphy is leaving TheStreet, Media Ink reports. No replacement has been announced yet. Hearst Magazines International has appointed Richard Bean director of international licensing and business development. Prior to his role at Hearst, Bean was international director of Maxim at Dennis Publishing. Jessica Valenti has been named a contributing editor to MarieClaire.com. In her new role, the feminist columnist and author will pen a weekly column for the site, expanding the brand’s coverage of politics and feminism. Valenti is the author of multiple books on feminism, politics and culture, and founder of Feministing.com. Her latest book, Sex Object: A Memoir, was a New York Times bestseller. “Jessica is searingly smart — her insight into the issues facing women today is more of a must-read than ever before,” says digital director Jessica Pels, in a release. “I’m thrilled to bring her on board as MarieClaire.com’s contributing editor.” Kansas-based publisher Ogden Publications hired Marissa Coyle as an online editorial assistant, responsible for producing online, newsletter, and social media content across the company’s portfolio of brands. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Former writer and editor at ‎Brit + Co, Rosemary Donahue, joined Allure as weekend editor. Competitor Group Inc. announced that Rebecca Warren has been appointed editor-in-chief of Women’s Running. She was most recently the managing editor of Lonely Planet Magazine. Time Inc.’s Real Simple names Jerry Leu video director, Katie Holdefehr senior editor for RealSimple.com, and Elizabeth Sile senior editor, features. Leu and Holdefehr join Time Inc. from Apartment Therapy, and Sile joins from Real Simple’s sister brand Departures. Additionally, Hearst Magazines announced that Steve Ross has been named VP, global chief licensing director. Most recently, he led Fox Networks Group’s sales solutions marketing efforts as the head of brand integration. The Daily Beast has announced Ira Madison III as its new entertainment reporter. Madison joins the Beast from MTV News, where he covered music, celebrity, race, and politics.last_img read more

FAA Renews Brunswick Executive Airports Participation in Military Airport Program

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Federal Aviation Administration has selected Brunswick Executive Airport, Brunswick, Maine to participate in the fiscal 2016 Military Airport Program (MAP), allowing the business and general aviation airport at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station to remain in the program for five additional years.Brunswick was the only former military airport or joint use airport added to MAP this year, the third straight year FAA has picked only one participant. A total of 15 airports can participate in the program at one time.Brunswick’s selection will allow it to complete projects that started during the previous five years, according to an FAA fact sheet. Those projects include converting military hangars to civilian use, obstruction removal, drainage upgrades and installing wildlife fencing.MAP provides a critical source of federal funding for capital needs to support joint use airports and to convert former military airports to civilian use. MAP, a set-aside of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), covers projects such as building or rehabilitating parking lots, fuel farms, hangars, utility systems, access roads, cargo buildings and other airfield projects. Many of these projects are not normally eligible for AIP funding, but projects for MAP-designated airports have unique eligibility rules to convert them to civilian or joint use.Airports already participating in MAP include:Kaleaeloa/John Rodgers Field, Kapolei, HawaiiCastle Airport, Atwater, Calif.Northwest Florida Regional Airport at Eglin AFB, Valparaiso, Fla.Griffiss International Airport, Rome, N.Y.Alexandria International Airport (former England AFB), Alexandria, La.José Aponte de la Torre Airport (former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads), Ceiba, Puerto Ricolast_img read more

Tata Sons plans to become private limited Mistrys look to scuttle move

first_imgA man walks past a Tata sign outside their offices in London, Britain March 30, 2016.Reuters fileTata Sons sought shareholders’ approval to amend its memorandum of association and articles of association to convert itself from a public limited company to private limited.It has also sought to change the name of the company from Tata Sons Limited to Tata Sons Private Limited, Business Standard (BS) reported on Friday.Cyrus Investments — one of Shapoorji Pallonji family’s holding companies — has already objected to Tata Sons’ attempt to convert to a private limited company, saying it amounts to oppression of minority shareholders, BS reported.”The proposal to convert Tata Sons from a public company to a private company constitutes yet another act of oppression of the minority shareholders of Tata Sons at the hands of the majority shareholders,” said Cyrus Investments in its letter to Tata Sons’ board of directors.Two investment firms of the Shapoorji Pallonji family own 18.4 percent equity stake in the company. On the other side, 66 percent stake is owned by the Tata Trust, while the rest of the shares are mostly held by the Tata family and group companies.The Board of Tata Sons had earlier in August, under the chairmanship of N Chandrasekaran, ordered its group to snap all ties with Cyrus and Shapoor Mistry’s SP Group.”As the promoter and principal shareholder of your company and as the custodian of the ‘Tata’ brand, Tata Sons does not support any businesses dealing in any form, whether directly or indirectly, through contracts or subcontracting arrangements,” Tata Sons had said in a directive signed by FN Subedar, chief operating officer. In picture: Cyrus MistryReutersTata sons requires 75 percent votes in favour of the resolution to change its corporate structure. The holding company’s annual general meeting (AGM) is scheduled for September 21.Other than shareholders approvals, the company also needs clearance from National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to change its corporate structure.When asked why Tata Sons was being converted into a private limited company, a spokesperson told BS: “The reinstatement of Tata Sons as a private company was considered by the board to be in its best interest.”Corporate law experts have mixed opinions on this, with many of them believing that converting to a private limited concern would entail lesser compliance requirements for Tata Sons.There is no mandatory requirement of independent directors when a company goes private. “This could be construed as detrimental to the status of minority shareholder,” BS quoted a corporate law expert as saying.last_img read more

Asherons Call 2 resurrected by developers 7 years after it died

first_imgA favorite of the early MMO gamer, Asheron’s Call was released back in 1999. Developed by Turbine Entertainment, the team behind both Dungeons & Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online, the game became so popular during the early days of MMORPGs that a sequel was released just three years later in 2002. However, the game wasn’t received well enough to gain enough subscribers to maintain operations, and shut down just three years after that in 2005. Perhaps because Turbine essentially single-handedly revolutionized the MMO genre by making DDO’s transition to a free-to-play model such a success, it has decided to resurrect Asheron’s Call 2, making it free to play for anyone that has an active AC subscription.Most AC gamers would recount that AC2 was not only a mediocre game, but faced trouble because it had to compete with the older, more established, better original.AdChoices广告Turbine wasn’t able to bring over any of the old AC2 characters, but hey, players are getting two games for the price of one. The game’s new server, Dawnsong, is currently in beta. Turbine states that the server has passed all of its initial testing, but it still has a lot of monitoring and tweaking to perform.If you have an active AC account, you can simply log into the resurrected game using those credentials. Turbine notes that though the game server is currently up and running, certain features — like the friend’s list — won’t be available immediately. Go ahead and download the client, and see if you still feel that the original game is better than the newly resurrected sequel.via Turbinelast_img read more

Man remanded over 35 missing dogs

first_imgA 40-year-old dog trainer was remanded in custody for two days by a Limassol court on Monday after 35 stray canines left in his care vanished, police said.The case was reported to the authorities by an animal welfare group which had paid the man €8,500 as a down-payment to look after the animals for a year.The suspect had claimed that he had moved the dogs to a different location due to financial problems but the welfare group determined that they were nowhere to be found.Police have not ruled out the possibility of the dogs being sold or released. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more