10 months agoFulham plot sensational triple swoop on Chelsea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham plot sensational triple swoop on Chelseaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham are being linked with a sensational triple swoop on Chelsea.The Daily Star says Maurizio Sarri has a bloated squad with a number of first-team players on the fringes under the Italian tactician.Gary Cahill, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are the three most high-profile players to have been frozen out.Cahill – out of contract at the end of the season – has been limited to seven appearances in all competitions, Drinkwater has not featured since the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City while Moses has started once all season.SW6 neighbours Fulham have been linked with the trio, who will be allowed to leave in the mid-season sales. last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Defending champions Australia look to start well against Afghanistan

first_img Indo-Asian News Service BristolJune 1, 2019UPDATED: June 1, 2019 12:01 IST Australia look to start well against Afghanistan. (reuters)HIGHLIGHTS Australia will take on Afghanistan in their first World Cup 2019 matchBatting is a concern for Afghanistan, but they will bank of quality spinner to trouble AustraliaDefending champions Australia’s bowling wears a quality look along with a strong batting line-upDefending champions Australia will look to get off to the perfect start when they take on Afghanistan in their opening game of the 2019 World Cup at the County Ground in Bristol on Saturday. While Afghanistan is no match for Australia on paper, they will take confidence from their win against Pakistan in the warm-up encounter.Despite peaking at the right time, the Australians will be aware that Afghanistan has the ability to rise to the challenge on the world stage. Even though the batting is a cause for concern for the Afghans, they have quality bowlers in Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi and the duo can trouble the Australian batsmen if the wickets are dry and take a turn.The two put on impressive displays in the game against Pakistan as Nabi picked three wickets and Rashid picked two and Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell has also spoken about how Rashid could be the game-changer for Afghanistan this time round in England.In the batting department, Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib has Hazratullah Zazai and Hashmatullah Shahidi to bank on as the duo showed great composure against Pakistan to chase down 263 despite the presence of quality bowlers in the Pakistan line-up in the form of Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz.For Australia, there will be a problem of plenty if David Warner manages to pass the fitness test on Friday. In that case, Langer will have to look at whether he plays in-form Usman Khawaja at number three or drops him altogether. Coach Justin Langer though has made it clear that Warner gets to play only if he is 100 percent fit and the team wouldn’t wish to take any chance considering the format of the tournament.advertisementThe return of Steve Smith also bolsters the middle-order and Australia skipper Aaron Finch will be more than pleased to have his services and experience in the showpiece event.Australia’s bowling already wears a quality look with Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa set to play. It will be interesting to see if Australia go in for an additional spinner in Nathan Lyon or go for another pacer in Nathan Coulter-Nile.Squads: Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (capt), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur RahmanAustralia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Nathan LyonAlso Read | Sanjay Jagdale and other former 1st-class players request BCCI to revise their pensionAlso Read | BCCI suspends Rinku after letting off Pathan, Anuj with warningAlso SeeFor 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 Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Austrailia v/s AfghanistanFollow Justin LangerFollow Rashid KhanFollow Mohammad NabiFollow Glenn MaxwellFollow Gulbadin NaibFollow Hazratullah ZazaiFollow Hashmatullah ShahidiFollow Mohammad AmirFollow Wahab RiazFollow David WarnerFollow Usman Khawaja World Cup 2019: Defending champions Australia look to start well against AfghanistanIn the opening game of World Cup 2019, Australia will look to a good start against Afghanistan, where Afghanistan will take confidence from their win against Pakistan in the warm-up encounter. Australians are aware that Afghanistan has the ability to rise to the challenge on the world stage.advertisementlast_img read more

Province Cuts Red Tape With Amendments to Casino Regulations

first_imgThe province will maintain high levels of security, improve efficiency and cut red tape by having government staff perform security checks on prospective casino employees and suppliers. Amendments to casino regulations will allow trained alcohol and gaming division staff, instead of RCMP officers, to perform checks. Potential casino employees in Halifax and Sydney will undergo the same level of security clearance as they do now. “Having alcohol and gaming division staff do security checks will maintain a high level of security, while cutting costs for suppliers and the province,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell. Also, any company that has been approved to supply goods or services to a casino in another Canadian province will not have to have another time-consuming and expensive security check in Nova Scotia. Currently, casino suppliers must be interviewed in person no matter where they are located. This can take more than a month, and suppliers must pay travel and other costs. The change will not take effect until alcohol and gaming division staff are fully trained over the next several months.last_img read more

Chinese warships cause surprise in Sydney Harbour

first_imgSydney: Australians enjoying a sunny winter morning were surprised by the sight of three Chinese warships steaming into to Sydney Harbour Monday, forcing the prime minister to reassure jittery residents. Amid heightened concern about Beijing’s growing clout and military muscle flexing, the appearance of a Chinese flagged task group and around 700 sailors came as a surprise. “It may have been a surprise to others, but it certainly wasn’t a surprise to the government,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison, trying to dampen concerns. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests'”We have known about that for some time,” he said of the visit during a trip to the Solomon Islands. Morrison described it as a “reciprocal visit because Australian naval vessels have visited China.” “They were returning after a counter drug trafficking operation in the Middle East.” The vessels appeared to be the Kunlun Shan, a Yuzhao class landing ship; the Luoma Lake replenishment ship and Xuchang, a modern frigate that is believed to be fitted with surface-to-air and anti-submarine missile systems. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaThe timing of their visit has also been questioned. It comes on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the violent suppression of Tiananmen protests. Then, the regime gunned down hundreds of its own citizens and jailed thousands for demanding political change and an end to state corruption. The sailing also comes just days after it was revealed that a Chinese warship had recently confronted an Australian vessel in the South China Sea and Aussie helicopter pilots had been targeted with lasers. “I think any reading into timing could be subject to a bit of overanalysis,” said Morrison. Since coming to power, President Xi Jinping has invested heavily in the People’s Liberation Army Navy — in a bid to project Chinese influence across the Pacific and beyond. “Chinese naval visits to Australia have more typically been a lone frigate, not a task group with an amphibious assault ship and 700 personnel,” Rory Medcalf, head of the National Security College at Australian National University, tweeted. “Sydney is hardly a convenient stopover on their way home from the Gulf of Aden. What’s the story here?”last_img read more

Directive issued to Northern Pulp after ash leak earlier this month

first_imgHALIFAX – An ash leak at the Northern Pulp mill earlier this month prompted a cleanup directive from Nova Scotia’s Environment Department on Tuesday.The directive says the mill, located at Abercrombie Point near Pictou, must submit a plan to prevent further discharges of power boiler ash slurry into a ditch northwest of the facility’s power boiler ash pond by June 29.Environment Minister Iain Rankin said Tuesday the spill was “small” and “low risk to the environment.”“The actual material itself, the fly ash, is not toxic,” he said. “So … we were basically comfortable with the directive and happy that they self-reported it to the department.”Under the directive, the mill must also inspect its Pictou Harbour shoreline bi-weekly and clean up any boiler ash and submit bi-weekly reports on its activities.In an email, Kathy Cloutier, communications director with the mill’s parent company Paper Excellence, said a leak occurred in the mill’s ash line that sent wood ash to a ditch in front of the mill on Feb. 9.Cloutier said the cleanup began the same day and the mill also notified the Environment Department.“This line takes a mixture of wood ash and water from the power boiler to the ash pit located on the mill’s property. Immediate action was taken to remove the line from service.”Cloutier said the line had since been repaired, inspected and returned to service.“To avoid any wood ash reaching the ditch in the future, Northern Pulp will redirect the trench carrying the line under the employee parking lot directly to the ash pit when weather permits,” Cloutier said.last_img read more

Week In Westminster – Week ending Friday 4 October 2013

DOWNLOAD1. September new car registrations rise 12.1%2. New funding for Traineeships scheme announced3. Roads Minister speaks at SMMT’s Conservative party conference event4. Green buses to get additional government funding5. Science and engineering teaching receives £400 million boost6. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Biggest ever Grape Stomp another messy affair

Brock’s 12th annual Grape Stomp was the biggest yet, and, like usual, things got messy.Close to 950 participants – mostly students – threw, slid and jumped on grapes in what has become one of the most popular events each Homecoming.“I think it’s a good experience,” said Rachel Lynde, a recreation and leisure student. “I’ve never done anything like it, so it’s really fun.”Lynde and four other first-year students comprised the Valley Girls’ team. Like the rest of the stompers, they were smeared in purple after the event in Jubilee Court.“It’s just new, (and) we get to get messy. It’s fun,” Maddy Saunders, 18, said.Lauren Lauzon, 19, said taking part in her first Grape Stomp was special given it came during Brock’s 50th anniversary celebrations.“It was pretty amazing,” she said. “They do this every year and it was pretty cool to be a part of it this year, when it’s a huge, iconic thing.”Valley Girl Lauren Thurner, 17, said she “didn’t know what to expect. I’m having a really good time. It’s fun getting messy.”Business administration student Ryan Manson, 18, enjoyed his first Grape Stomp.“It’s awesome,” he said. “Everyone is here (and having fun).”Emanuel Scampa, an exchange student from Italy, was all smiles afterwards while covered in purple grapes from head to toe.“It’s awesome,” the 20-year-old business admin student said. “Even if you don’t know someone, you can throw grapes at them. It’s very fun.”The Grape Stomp continues to grow each year. It gives students, staff and faculty a chance to show their Brock and Niagara pride, said Kristen Smith of Student Life and Community Experience, which runs the Stomp.“It’s the largest event we have on campus where there are students of all years of study, staff and faculty that also stomp, daycare kids that come and stomp. (It’s) really inviting the whole Brock community to participate, that’s probably the highlight of the year for that.”It takes a large group of volunteers from across campus and different departments to run the Grape Stomp and clean up more than a metric tonne of grapes, Smith added.“It’s a group effort and we’re grateful for everyone to support this tradition. It’s the messiest tradition and it really does live up to its name.” read more

Ohio States Anne Wilkinson picks up 300th career win

OSU coach Anne Wilkinson coaches up her players during a timeout in a game against Iowa Oct. 19. at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost 2-1.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternOhio State field hockey coach Anne Wilkinson became the 15th Division I field hockey coach to win 300 games Friday when OSU took down No. 18 Indiana in overtime on the road.Junior forward Peanut Johnson scored unassisted four minutes into the extra session to send OSU (6-9, 1-5) and Wilkinson home happy. Afterward, the team showered Wilkinson with an ice bath to celebrate the occasion.“They were more excited about it than I was,” Wilkinson said of her young team. “I think they were also excited for us to win on the road. They just worked so hard for it. They played as a team.”The Buckeyes fell behind 1-0 at the half against the Hoosiers (9-5, 1-5) after a goal from redshirt-junior forward Nicole Volgraf. OSU trailed, but it held a 7-3 shot advantage in the first half and came out aggressively in the second period.Five minutes into the second half, forward Annabel Sams scored to tie the game at one. The freshman’s goal was her fourth of the season and her career.“That was just amazing to be a part of it for (Wilkinson),” Sams said. “She puts so much effort into the team and to be able to do that for her was just amazing.”The game remained tied throughout regulation despite multiple scoring opportunities. Junior back Emma Royce had a chance to put the game away with a penalty corner shot with three minutes left, but the shot was blocked.Johnson’s overtime strike was the second instance this season when she scored to win a game in sudden death. The goal gave OSU its third overtime win of the season. She previously hit a game winner Sept. 14 against Ball State at Buckeye Varsity Field.Johnson said picking up Wilkinson’s 300th win was all that was on the team’s mind Friday.“We love her. She just has a way of bringing everyone together,” Johnson said. “I always want to work so hard for her and I just have so much respect.”After Sunday’s loss to No. 12 Iowa, Wilkinson had an opportunity to sit back and reflect on the experiences she’s had coaching. It was the relationships with her players and staff she said made her feel best.“I said to the team on the bus, ‘I feel so blessed to be able to work with such a great group of people,’” Wilkinson said. “They’re just working hard. And of course, I’ve had a lot of fun, a lot of memories.“Just to see them work hard every day. It’s not about the games. It’s about the time we spend in our practices. We spend a lot of time together so you need to enjoy it.”The Buckeyes couldn’t handle the team speed of Iowa on Sunday afternoon, falling, 4-2, after a comeback effort came up short.The Hawkeyes (10-5, 3-3) scored twice in the opening four minutes to put pressure on OSU’s offense. The first goal came from sophomore forward Stephanie Norlander, who darted down the right side of the field and scored unassisted for her 14th goal of the season.Sophomore back Chandler Ackers followed that goal up just a minute and a half later, scoring on a rebound for her first goal of the season.OSU trailed 2-0 at halftime, but it kept the Big Ten’s leading scorer, Natalie Cafone, in check.In the second half, however, the junior forward from Fairfield, N.J., found some space in the OSU defense and scored from five yards out on a pass from senior forward Sara Watro.The goal was Cafone’s 17th of the season and gave Iowa a commanding 3-0 lead. With less than two minutes to play and trailing, 4-0, OSU thrust a flurry of shots toward the net.Johnson and Sams both were able to find the back of the net, but there was not enough time to continue the onslaught.OSU is set to continue Big Ten play Saturday in Evanston, Ill., against No. 9 Northwestern at noon. read more

Smartcap fatigue monitoring now in the Cloud

first_imgSmartCap Technologies has released a Cloud based version of SmartCap that allows remote operations to use data storage and access without fixed infrastructure. The company says it “has joined the cloud based revolution offering a cloud version of the award winning SmartCap solution. The cloud version provides enormous amounts of functionality that previously required expensive server installations and management. SmartCap is a predictive technology that provides operators fatigue monitoring alerting operators when they are at risk of a micro sleep.”Paul Butler SmartCap Technologies CEO says that this “fatigue monitoring technology empowers the operator to manage their fatigue.” SmartCap’s range of products provide numerous options for individual operators to manage their own fatigue all the way to large organisations managing multiple vehicles in real time. Advances in technology including cloud technologies provide multiple advantages such as the ability to store fatigue data in one central location regardless of where vehicles are operating.Cassie Harris, SmartCap Technologies Operations Manager: “SmartCap provides all the tools for not only the operator to manage their own fatigue but to also provide some higher level management. Fatigue severely effects our ability to make sensible and sound decisions so having the ability to remotely monitor trends and fatigue alarms provides another level of safety for your workforce.SmartCap is a unique technology that measures brainwaves using electroencephalograph or EEG technology. By detecting the very low voltages that are generated on the skin due to brain activity, the system analyses the EEG data and determines a corresponding level of alertness. The SmartCap measures something very specific – an individual’s ability to resist sleep. A microsleep occurs when we fail to resist sleep; they don’t occur when we choose to rest. For people operating equipment, resisting sleep is a natural, sometimes subconscious behaviour. It is when our ability to resist sleep diminishes that we become at risk of a microsleep. This is why ability to resist sleep is the most relevant safety measure for equipment operators.Daniel Bongers, SmartCap Technologies Chief Technical Officer: “SmartCap is a truly predictive technology. Unlike other systems like cameras that look to lag indicators, SmartCap will provide warnings before microsleeps occur.The cloud based solution brings a whole new level of ease to the end user. Once an operator receives a SmartCap product he or she simply turns it on and wears the cap. SmartCap set up the rest and can even provide training via online tutorials. Analysing fatigue data is as simple as logging into Fatigue Manager via the web. This software application from SmartCap Technologies provides reporting and allows for the configuration of specific alarms.last_img read more

Poll Have you allowed gift vouchers expire

first_img No (1912) A NEW REPORT from the National Consumer Agency (NCA) says that almost half of consumers have let a gift voucher expire.The NCA says that 48 per cent of people had put the cards away and never spent them.With the average shopper intending to buy €173 worth of cards this Christmas, that is a lot of money left in drawers.We’re asking: Have you allowed gift vouchers expire? I don’t know (591) Poll Results:center_img Yes (1271) YesNoI don’t knowVoteLet us know why or how in the comments section.last_img read more

His eyes were cold and dead Savile abuse in the victims words

first_imgIn the early 1970s, M was aged under 10 years and lived a significant distance from Leeds. She had a condition that required specialist treatment and was referred to the Infirmary for this by her doctor.She was made aware that JS would come to her house and pick her up to take her for this treatment in his car, as he was opening the new clinic at the hospital. …. Six months later, she needed more treatment, a fact that she dreaded. JS picked her up from home again in the small car. In the car he kissed her. He then put his hand up her skirt and touched her genitals. M was so afraid of having further contact with JS, that prior to her third visit to Leeds for treatment she caused herself to have an accident so she didn’t have to go back. This was serious enough to require treatment in her local hospital. JS visited the family after this to see how M was after the accident, which in itself had a significantly traumatic impact. As the film crew moved to another part of the ward, JS remained seated by Y’s bedside. He put his hand under the bedclothes, rubbing his hand up and down Y’s thigh before touching his genitals. He smiled at Y initially, but then stared at him in what Y describes as ‘a threatening way’, before walking away. Y tried to tell his mother what had happened, but felt she did not believe him.Male patients: adultsAfter an hour or so, ZZ recalls being aware of someone stroking his forearm, and a hand under the blanket touching and massaging his genitals. He recalls that JS was standing beside him wearing theatre ‘scrubs’ and ‘big jewellery’, including a neck chain, ring and bracelet. ZZ swore at JS, telling him to go away, and he ‘scurried away’. There was no one else around. He refused to leave her bed until she gave him a kiss on the lips, which she reluctantly did so he would leave. Nursing staff were on the ward at the time, and GG recalls watching them give disapproving looks towards JS, but none intervened to protect her from him. At the time, she presumed this was because he raised money for the hospital.  JS came to see her on the ward when her grandmother was present at the bedside. He was friendly and chatted to her. Sitting on the bed, he asked to see T’s scar on her lower abdomen. She lifted her nightdress and showed him. He put a stethoscope on her stomach, pretending to listen, then kissed her stomach. He then put the stethoscope in her ears and whispered ‘I love you.’ Her grandmother shouted at him to ‘Get off my grand-daughter.’ He stood up, apologised and left the ward. T recalls her mother reporting the incident to the Ward Sister. T does not think the Sister said anything about it to either T or her grandmother.Female patients: adultsJS then came over to her and, standing close by her bedside, placed his hand on her back and began rubbing it, saying ‘Everything will be alright’. ZN was wearing pyjamas with a strappy, loose-fitting top in a ‘baby doll’ style at the time. JS continued to rub her back, then with his other hand began rubbing her chest, moving his hand towards her breasts. ZN recalls she was in pain following the surgery, and was ‘a bit in shock’ at the attention from JS, and concerned that he kept moving his hands over the top of her breasts. Suddenly another female patient walked into the bay, and JS immediately stopped touching ZN. THE SCALE OF the abuse perpetrated by Jimmy Savile is hard to comprehend. That it was carried out on patients in hospitals where the comedian and DJ was a porter and fundraiser makes it even harder to grapple with.The full scale of his abuse is revealed in 28 reports that were published by the Department of Health in the UK yesterday.They make for grim reading, laying out the horrifying experiences of people at a vulnerable time. They show, too, how children and even adults were afraid of telling others about what had happened – or if they did tell them, often there were no repercussions for Savile – if the victims were believed.The reports also detail abuse suffered by people who were not patients but came into contact with Savile in the hospitals.Looking at The Leeds General Infirmary report gives an example of the types of abuse and the impact it had on those targeted by Savile, who died in 2011.The investigation involved the analysis of over 1,300 documents, and 200 witness interviews.Leeds General InfirmarySavile’s relationship with Leeds General Infirmary started in 1960, when he would visit as a celebrity and sometimes work as a voluntary porter.He was most active as a porter from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. He was also associated with raising £3.5m for services at the infirmary. His visits would generally be unannounced, and could be at any time of the day or night.Sixty four people came forward to share accounts of abuse or inappropriate encounters at the hands of Savile.What the report foundThe report states:Encounters ranged from lewd remarks and inappropriate touching to sexual assault and rape. These encounters took place on wards, in lifts, in corridors, in offices and off site in a local café, in his mother’s house and in his campervan.Chapter seven of the report details the abuse encounters between Savile and patients.Here is what some of the victims told the investigators. ‘JS’ is Jimmy Savile. The victims’ identies have been protected. For the full details, read the full report.Female patients: childrenIn the early 1970s, TT was aged under 16 years and was admitted for investigations to the Infirmary…. JS came over to her and spoke kindly to her, saying ‘There’s no need for those tears, Uncle Jimmy will sort it.’ He pushed her trolley into the lift. She was not accompanied by a nurse, and there was no one else in the lift. After the doors closed, JS stood behind her head at the end of the trolley and fumbled at the back of her neck, trying to untie the hospital gown ties. He then put his hands into her gown and touched her breasts. TT wanted to scream, but made no sound. She was extremely distressed.center_img In this other bay of four beds, H observed a young female patient, who she described as having brain damage, sitting next to her bed in a chair. H observed JS enter the ward and approach this patient. He kissed her cheek. He then ran his hands up and down her body and in H’s words ‘molested her’. H recalls wanting to call a nurse to alert them to this but couldn’t see staff on the ward at that moment. Later, when a staff nurse came to take her blood pressure, H told her what she had seen. In response, the nurse shrugged her shoulders and walked awayMale patients: childrenZC recalls, ‘I was terrified about what he was doing.’ He cried out, and a nurse entered the room. ZC recalls her wearing a blue uniform and having an air of seniority about her. He told her ‘That man touched me.’ JS was standing behind him and told the nurse that all he had done was pat ZC on the head, making out that he was comforting the boy. Appearing to believe JS, the nurse took no further action. Alone in the cubicle with JS, N recalls that JS remained standing by the trolley, talking to him and reassuring him. Then, JS put his hands between N’s legs, and touched his groin and penis. ‘It was nothing short of being groped’, he recalls. N swore at JS and jumped off the trolley, falling to the floor. JS left quickly.“His demeanour changed”One woman spoke to the investigators about when she was an aspiring teenage journalist and won a competition to write about a celebrity.She went to the hospital to request an interview with Jimmy Savile, and met with Savile at a later date.The Head Porter said, I’ll leave you to it, shut the door, and then he changed. His demeanour changed… he wasn’t the Jimmy Savile that you saw on the telly, that you know, you saw at charity events. He was, he just wasn’t that sort of man anymore… He changed within, I would have said, seconds. His eyes were cold and dead, and he moved his hand, you know, he started that then. I mean, literally, as soonas the door had shut.The teenager was then subjected to a serious sexual assault.The young girl aged under 10 who was driven alone by Savile to hospital (see above), told the investigators:He sat me there, and said that he was going to make me pretty. He actually said that it was him that was paying to make me pretty and that when I grew up I’d be pretty… He kissed my neck again. It wasn’t like if your daughter falls or any of your family’s children fall, you pick them up and say ‘come here and let me kiss it better’. It wasn’t like that. It was a horrible slimy kiss with him there. ”A woman who was less than 10 when she was abused by Savile said that the abuse occurred when Savile invited her and her mother for lunch at a café.He sexually abused the child when her mother left, briefly, to go to the toilet.All that I was aware of was looking for my mum and I was panicking and frightened. I didn’t like what he did. I knew it wasn’t right but I didn’t know it was wrong. I was frightened. I just remember feeling sheer panic and looking for my mum.Other adults reported being humiliated by Savile. One woman said:He came up and he was stood on my right-hand side of the bed and he came quite close to my face very very quickly so that when I tried to shout or make a noise or do anything, nothing came out… He just stopped [the abuse] and let go. He did say ‘you are all slags anyway’ or  something along those lines. He used the word ‘slag’ in my face.The attacks had a long-lasting impact on Savile’s victims, particularly given that the majority of them felt they could not tell anyone about what had happened.One male victim said:He gave me a complex that I was ugly. He gave me a complex that I was never going to be anybody in my life and he also gave me a complex that it was fine for him to do what he was doing… He doesn’t stop winning. He doesn’t stop winning at any point. You live with it. You live with the fact… Every day now, it’s worse now. I’m just happy he’s dead, but it’s worse now because I just feel like he’s laughing now. I just feel he’s laughing at us all.Read: ‘Depraved and exploitative’: Jimmy Savile abused vulnerable people aged between 5 and 75>Read: Further 19 hospitals face investigation over Savile links> JS moved his chair closer to the bedside and offered to scratch Z’s leg under the plaster cast. He moved his hand up the boy’s leg and touched his genitals. After a while JS left the ward, returning later to see Z and bringing some soft drinks. JS tapped Z’s chest, ‘pretending he was a doctor’, and then moved his hands downwards, again touching his genitals. Z did not tell anyone as he felt his parents would have thought he was making it up.last_img read more

Guadeloupe les pluies torrentielles ont tué 5 personnes

first_imgGuadeloupe : les pluies torrentielles ont tué 5 personnesDans la nuit de mardi à mercredi, des pluies torrentielles se sont abattues sur la Guadeloupe, engendrant d’importantes crues. Une montée des eaux qui a fait cinq victimes dans l’archipel guadeloupéen.Mercredi, le bilan de pluies diluviennes qui s’abattent sur la Guadeloupe faisait état de trois victimes, dont le 4×4 a été emporté par les eaux, les sauveteurs s’étant alors lancés à la recherche des deux autres passagers du véhicule (voir notre article). Mais les corps de ces deux personnes ont été retrouvés quelques heures plus tard. Sans vie.À lire aussiLa tragique histoire de l’homme évacué d’un avion à cause de son odeurLes Abymes, où s’est déroulé le drame est la localité qui a été le plus touchée par ces crues, avec Morne-à-l’Eau, Pointe-à-Pitre et Le Moule. Alors qu’une dizaine de personnes ont pu être secourues, les pluies ont entraîné d’importants dégâts matériels dans ces régions de l’archipel où Nicolas Sarkozy est attendu ce week-end pour ses voeux aux Français d’Outre-Mer. Mercredi, lors du conseil des ministres, le président de la République “a réaffirmé la solidarité nationale à l’égard des familles qui sont endeuillées et à l’égard de toutes les Guadeloupéennes et Guadeloupéens qui sont actuellement en difficulté”, a rapporté François Baroin, le porte-parole du gouvernement.Le chef de l’Etat a en outre demandé à la ministre en charge de l’Outre-Mer, Marie-Luce Penchard, d’anticiper son départ vers les Antilles. Elle est arrivée en Guadeloupe hier soir, selon LePoint.fr, pour exprimer “son soutien à la population durement éprouvée”, ainsi que “se rendre compte des dégâts occasionnés et évaluer les moyens supplémentaires qu’il conviendrait de déployer si nécessaire”.Le 6 janvier 2011 à 14:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

La respiration humaine une nouvelle source dénergie

first_imgLa respiration humaine : une nouvelle source d’énergie ?Décrivant leurs travaux dans la revue Energy and Environmental Science, les chercheurs d’une université américaine ont mis au point un dispositif capable de convertir de minuscules quantités d’énergie mécanique en charge électrique. Miniaturisé, le système pourrait permettre un jour, par exemple, d’utiliser le souffle de la respiration pour alimenter des micro-appareils corporels, tels le pacemaker. Le double secret de leur innovation : polyfluorure de vinylidène (PVDF) et piézoélectricité. Sous ces noms barbares se cache en fait un principe simple… mais difficile à exploiter : la propriété de certains matériaux (comme le PVDF) à transformer un stress mécanique qu’on leur inflige en charge électrique, appelée piézoélectricité.À lire aussiS’endormir en 60 secondes c’est possible avec cette technique très simpleLe Pr Xudong Wang et ses élèves ingénieurs de l’Université du Wisconsin-Madison ont mis au point une micro-ceinture en PVDF qui vibre sous des stimulations aussi ténues qu’un souffle, et produit suffisamment d’électricité pour alimenter de petits dispositifs électroniques.”À la base, nous récoltons l’énergie mécanique de systèmes biologiques. Le flux d’air d’une respiration humaine normale circule à moins de 2 m par seconde. Nous avons calculé que si nous pouvions amincir suffisamment ce matériau [le PVDF], de petites vibrations pourraient produire un microwatt d’électricité, qui pourrait servir pour des capteurs ou autres dispositifs implantés sur le visage”, a expliqué le professeur Wang. À terme, ceci pourrait s’appliquer par exemple aux systèmes de contrôle du glucose chez les sujets diabétiques, ou encore aux pacemakers, de taille toujours plus réduite. Le 9 octobre 2011 à 12:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Égypte les vestiges dun grenier précisent lidentité dun pharaon

first_imgÉgypte : les vestiges d’un grenier précisent l’identité d’un pharaonDes chercheurs français et égyptiens ont mis au jour, en fouillant un temple de Karnak en février 2012, les restes d’un bâtiment plus ancien encore, sur lesquels des hiéroglyphes donnent de précieuses informations sur un pharaon méconnu.Sénakht-en-Rê : c’était sous ce nom, uniquement, que les égyptologues connaissaient jusqu’ici ce pharaon, à travers quelques écrits anciens postérieurs à son règne. Désormais, ils savent qu’on l’appelait aussi “Horus”, “Roi de Haute et Basse Égypte” et “Fils de Rê” : ce que les archéologues appellent la titulature royale d’un pharaon – la série de noms qu’on pouvait lui donner. Des informations précieuses pour tracer, sur les monuments ou dans les documents anciens, l’histoire de ce pharaon peu connu, dont l’emplacement du tombeau demeure un mystère. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ces données précisant l’identité du souverain, ce sont les chercheurs du Centre franco-égyptien d’étude des temples de Karnak (CNRS/Ministère d’état des antiquités égyptiennes) qui les ont trouvées – sous forme de hiéroglyphes – en février 2012 lors de fouilles sur le temple de Ptah. Elles ont même plus précisément été dénichées, sur le linteau d’une porte de grenier datant de la XVIIe dynastie, l’époque du pharaon en question. Pesant près d’une tonne et dégagé à l’aide d’une grue, le morceau de montant de porte en calcaire de plus de 2 mètres de hauteur faisait partie d’une structure plus ancienne (environ 1634 à 1543 av. JC), sur l’emplacement de laquelle le temple avait ensuite été bâti entre 1479 et 1424 av. J.-C.”L’identification d’un pharaon par la découverte de sa titulature royale presque complète reste extrêmement rare de nos jours. Celle de Sénakht-en-Ré a des implications importantes dans les reconstitutions historiques fondées sur l’historiographie égyptienne et modifie en profondeur notre connaissance de la chronologie de cette période qui voit la fin de la domination Hyksôs en Égypte et l’émergence du Nouvel Empire”, précise ainsi un communiqué du CNRS. Le 11 mars 2012 à 10:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

425 WWE RAW TV Preview Gohome show for Payback PPV Anderson and

first_img Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Google+ Now Playing Up Next WWE Monday Night RAW is live tonight from Hartford, Connecticut.Tonight is the go-home show for this Sunday’s Payback PPV live from Chicago, Illinois.Scheduled for the show is the in-ring tag-team debut of Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows vs. The Usos. WWE.com is also once again advertising Shane McMahon for tonight’s show teasing that his run as “show runner” of RAW might be coming to an end.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT).Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Cesaro Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articles Payback is in Chicago? Dear Lord! I foresee a show marred with nothing but loud and obnoxious “CM PUNK” chants! Kurt Angle 1 COMMENT Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Facebook Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Seth Rollins Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions April 25, 2016 at 5:53 pm Jason Jimerson Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman win the RAW Tag Team Championships Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Twitterlast_img read more

New Requirement for Passport Holders to Sign Turks and Caicos Passports upon

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIPassport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 7, 2017 –In keeping with the transition of printing Turks and Caicos passports to the United Kingdom which commenced in July, 2015, the Passport Office, within the Registration and Citizenship Department, Ministry of Border Control and Employment hereby inform all passport applicants that effective January 28, 2017 all passports returning will no longer have the electronic signature placed within it. From this date, persons will have to place his or her signature at a prescribed location within the passport upon receipt. The travelling public is also reminded to check the validity of their passports whether there are immediate plans to travel, or not.  More importantly, the expiry dates on passports must be checked prior to ensure that it is valid for more than six months before purchasing airline tickets. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Additional information and forms may be found on the website www.gov.tc/passports Registration and CitizenshipFebruary 1, 2017.#MagneticMediaNews #TCIPassportlast_img read more

UNESCO Director Calls on Water Experts to Support Sustainable Water Management and

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 22, 2017 – Nassau – Lidia Brito, Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, advised water experts that sustainable water management and use are essential to ending poverty and hunger, improving health and well-being, protecting ecosystems, and ensuring access to renewable energy and called on them to support their countries in the quest to achieve these goals.The Director addressed the 12th United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and Meeting of National Committees and Focal Points taking place at the British Colonial Hilton.The objective of the Meeting is to agree on resolutions for implementation of the International Hydrological Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to discuss ways to achieve water security for Small Island Developing States.Over 60 international delegates representing the Caribbean, South and Central America are attending the Meeting, taking place in Nassau, The Bahamas.“Your involvement is even more critical as the achievement of the SDGs will depend on researchers and policymakers, practitioners and stakeholders having access to and being able to share pertinent and accurate information and knowledge to support their societies in the path for sustainable development.“That is why it is so important that we gather here, in this beautiful city of Nassau, for our 12th meeting of IHP National Committees and Focal Points of Latin America and the Caribbean,” said the Director.According to Ms. Brito, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs set forth a new framework for development cooperation over the next 15 years.   This agenda, she said, aims to ensure prosperity and well-being for all, while protecting the planet and strengthening the foundations for peace.   Furthermore, the Director remarked that the SDGs represent the most “universal”, “ambitious” and “comprehensive” agenda ever seen.She said the 2030 agenda highlights the vital importance of human capacities, skills and knowledge to adapt and respond to the challenges and opportunities of the present and the future, many of which are still unknown.“The 2030 Agenda is above all about shifting the world on to a sustainable and resilient path, reflecting a changing world and a new appreciation for the growing complexity and interconnectedness of development challenges reaching beyond borders, which need to be addressed in an integrated, coordinated and coherent manner.“UNESCO is approaching the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in an integrated manner across all its areas of competence (education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, communication and information), capitalizing on its multidisciplinary expertise and inter-sectoral mandate.“Critically for UNESCO, the 2030 Agenda recognizes that “sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace and security” and commits to intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and “an ethic of global citizenship and shared responsibility.”The Director expressed profound gratitude to the Government of The Bahamas, for hosting the event.By: Kathryn Campbell (BIS) Related Items:last_img read more

Steel girders added at Highway 500St Johns interchange project

first_imgJames Jacks, an ironworker with Oregon-based West Side Iron, attaches a cable to a 150-ton steel girder, preparing it for installation Thursday at the state Highway 500 and St. Johns Boulevard interchange project in Vancouver. As construction work continues to pick up steam, crews this week tackled some of their heaviest lifting yet at the intersection of St. Johns Boulevard and state Highway 500 in Vancouver.Using two cranes, workers hoisted huge steel girders next to the highway, laying them parallel to the thoroughfare. The Vancouver-made beams — each weighing some 150 tons and stretching more than 200 feet when assembled — will support new ramps connecting the highway and St. Johns. The work is part of a $48 million project converting the signalized intersection into a freeway-style interchange. When it’s done, St. Johns will travel up and over the highway on a new bridge.Crews placed the first large girder section Wednesday, installing it on the south side of the highway east of St. Johns. Another followed Thursday, though the second installation proved a more difficult task. Part of the challenge is having less room to maneuver with the first large section already in place, said Lori Figone, a Washington State Department of Transportation engineer and project manager.The job could get even more complicated next week, when crews place two more steel girders on the north side of the highway. In addition to Burnt Bridge Creek and traffic they’re already working around, cranes will have to keep a close eye on large power lines overhead, Figone said.“It’s tight,” she said.The project has squeezed traffic at the busy intersection for months. Speed limits have been reduced. St. Johns has been diverted from its original alignment. All turns from the highway to St. Johns have been prohibited.last_img read more

Explosion at Cairo political rally hurts 4

first_imgCAIRO — An explosion at an election rally for presidential front-runner Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi injured four people, including two policemen, state media reported Sunday. The candidate was not at the rally.El-Sissi, who left the military two months ago to run for president, has made virtually no campaign appearances, with aides citing security concerns. The former military leader told a TV interviewer this month that there had been two attempts on his life, but gave no details.By contrast, el-Sissi’s sole opponent, liberal politician Hamdeen Sabahi, has been barnstorming the countryside. While he has drawn appreciative crowds at rallies, he is seen as having little chance to win the May 26-27 election.The explosion at the al-Sissi rally in Cairo, apparently caused by a homemade device, took place late Saturday, Egypt’s official news agency reported. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The country has been hit by a wave of attacks, most aimed at security forces, in the 10 months since the military-backed interim government took power. Islamic militant groups have claimed responsibility for most of them.El-Sissi led the July coup that deposed Islamist Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president. The army moved against Morsi after huge nationwide protests demanding his ouster.last_img read more

Tungaturthi MP Lingaiah asks TRS cadre to put Tungaturthi on

first_imgTungaturthi (Suryapet): Rajyasabha member Badugula Lingaiah Yadav called upon TRS leaders and cadre to strive hard with coordination to put Tunagaturthi constituency on top in the State. MP Lingaiah along with local MLA Gadari Kishore Kumar launched the party membership drive at Tunagaturthi. Addressing the party workers, he asked them to bring the people’s attention towards the party by propagating and explaining the State government’s development programmes and welfare schemes. Party leaders who recruit more members will get recognition in the party and honoured with suitable posts in the coming days. MLA Gadari Kishore advised the party leaders and cadre to complete the membership drive within 15 days. He also directed the party’s mandal units’ presidents to lead the drive and motivate the cadre to work enthusiastically. Also Read – Farmers stage rasta roko against urea shortage in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Stating that under the leadership of KCR and KTR party got name and fame at the international level, he assured all helps to the committed party workers in all aspects and will be honoured with suitable posts either in party or in nominated posts. In this program party leaders Gujja Saidulu , Dayam Vikram Reddy , SA Rajak and party local leaders were participated.last_img read more