Video: This Might Be College Football’s Dirtiest Hit Of The Year

first_imgA general view of Vanderbilt's football field.NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Ole Miss Rebels at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Florida, the No. 14 team in the country, is in all sorts of trouble at Vanderbilt this afternoon. The Gators are on serious “upset alert” approaching halftime.It’s Vanderbilt 21, Florida 3 with about 7 minutes to play in the second quarter.The Gators are understandably frustrated. Unfortunately, they appear to be taking it out on some Commodores’ players in unacceptable fashion.Watch it here:Florida down 21-3 to Vanderbilt, so they are turning to WWE moves to take out their frustration. pic.twitter.com/dtWJyKWnwc— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) October 13, 2018That’s not OK.Here’s another look:Florida LB Vosean Joseph has a future in professional wrestling. pic.twitter.com/Q2diTgeYz1— Nick Bromberg (@NickBromberg) October 13, 2018Yikes.Florida and Vanderbilt are playing on ESPN.last_img read more

Surveillance assurée par les sauveteurs à compter de cette fin de semaine

first_imgOn pourra prendre la vague sur la plupart des plages les plus populaires de la province à compter du samedi 30 juin, alors que les sauveteurs seront sur place pour assurer la sécurité des utilisateurs des plages. « Nous sommes ravis de marquer le début d’un autre été en toute sécurité et rempli de plaisir sur nos plages provinciales, souligne Margaret Miller, ministre des Ressources naturelles. Veuillez suivre les directives des sauveteurs et faire de la sécurité une priorité lorsque vous nagez ou pratiquez des sports nautiques. » Le Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service offre les services de 80 sauveteurs sur 23 plages dans 12 comtés. L’été dernier, plus de 320 000 personnes ont fréquenté les plages, et plus de 100 sauvetages ont eu lieu. « Nous espérons que cette saison sera encore une fois sécuritaire, mais nous préparons les sauveteurs en vue de tout incident qui pourrait se produire, affirme Paul D’Eon, directeur du Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service. Nous encourageons les nageurs à rester dans les zones surveillées, soit entre les drapeaux rouges et jaunes. » Le Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service et la Société de sauvetage, division de la Nouvelle-Écosse, assurent la surveillance des 23 plages provinciales. Ils assurent aussi la surveillance de quelques plages fédérales et municipales. Consultez le http://www.nsls.ns.ca (en anglais seulement) pour la liste complète.last_img read more

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

first_imgU.S. stocks careened between big gains and losses on Tuesday before indexes ended the day mixed, the latest dizzying run for a market that’s been dominated by them in recent months.A morning burst driven by hopes for U.S.-China trade talks gave way to losses triggered by falling bank stocks and the threat of a federal government shutdown.On Tuesday:The S&P 500 index dipped by 0.94 points, or less than 0.1 per cent, to 2,636.78.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 53.02, or 0.2 per cent, to 24,370.24.The Nasdaq composite rose 11.31, or 0.2 per cent, to 7,031.83.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 2.96, or 0.2 per cent, to 1,440.13.For the week:The S&P 500 is up 3.70 points, or 0.1 per cent.The Dow is down 18.71 points, or 0.1 per cent.The Nasdaq is up 62.58 points, or 0.9 per cent.The Russell 2000 is down 7.95 points, or 0.5 per cent.For the year:The S&P 500 is down 36.83 points, or 1.4 per cent.The Dow is down 348.98 points, or 1.4 per cent.The Nasdaq is up 128.44 points, or 1.9 per cent.The Russell 2000 is down 95.38 points, or 6.2 per cent.The Associated Presslast_img read more

More urgent H1N1 treatment needed for atrisk groups with flu symptoms UN

But otherwise-healthy people with only mild illness should not receive antivirals nor should they be used as a preventive measure for such people. At-risk groups include pregnant women, children under two, and people with underlying conditions such as respiratory problems. Others who have persistent or rapidly worsening symptoms such as difficulty breathing and a high fever lasting beyond three days should also be treated with antivirals, and people who have already developed pneumonia should be given both antivirals and antibiotics to combat bacterial infections.“These medicines, antivirals and antibiotics, if used in a timely manner, can help save lives,” UN World Health Organization (WHO) global influenza officer Nikki Shindo told a news conference in Geneva. “We have heard that doctors involved in caring for very sick patients in intensive care units regretted that the patients arrived too late and even the most sophisticated medical procedures could not save their lives.“We asked what could have been done differently to avoid the tragic outcomes. All of them answered, without exception, that things may have been very different if they had been treated with an antiviral drug earlier,” she added, stressing that people not in the at-risk groups and with only a typical cold need not take antivirals.The pandemic virus can cause severe pneumonia even in healthy young people, though rather minor in proportion, and the virus can take life within a week. “The window of opportunity is very narrow to reverse the progression of the disease,” Dr. Shindo warned. “The medicine needs to be administered before the virus destroys the lungs.“In the initial guidance, we took a more conservative approach because we had almost no experience with regard to the effectiveness of the antiviral medicine in this disease, and also we were aware that access to the influenza medicine was very limited. Now, we have gained knowledge in effectiveness, safety of the medicine and we have also contributed to the global availability of the medicine.”Noting that WHO is supporting developing countries to face an upsurge in cases, Dr. Shindo said States should decentralize the distribution of antivirals and ensure that general practitioners have access to these medicines so that patients do not need to visit a hospital to get them, leaving hospitals freer to treat the most severe cases.WHO has a stockpile of antivirals to bolster supply in resource-poor countries. In May, at the beginning of the pandemic, it shipped antivirals to 72 countries, and more recently to Afghanistan, Mongolia, Belarus and Ukraine. Additional supplies will soon be sent to Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. 12 November 2009Immediate H1N1 antiviral treatment for people in at-risk groups with flu symptoms is vital for saving lives, according to updated United Nations guidelines released today, calling for greater urgency than earlier recommendations. read more

Feds Warner Bros agrees to settle charges it misled gamers

by The Associated Press Posted Jul 12, 2016 9:12 am MDT Last Updated Jul 12, 2016 at 1:23 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Feds: Warner Bros. agrees to settle charges it misled gamers WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission says Warner Bros. has agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers by not properly disclosing that it paid those with big followings on YouTube and social media to promote a video game.The FTC says Warner Bros. paid online influencers thousands of dollars to post positive videos and reviews of the game “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor” in late 2014.The government says Warner Bros. hired the influencers through an advertising agency and instructed them to publish the disclosure of its sponsorship on YouTube in a spot where consumers couldn’t easily view it.The settlement could be finalized next month. It would bar Warner Bros. from conducting similar campaigns, but there is no financial penalty.Warner Bros. says it’s committed to complying with FTC guidelines regarding social influencers. read more

Saskatchewan Justice reviewing whether charges warranted in Husky oil spill

Crews work to clean up an oil spill on the North Saskatchewan river near Maidstone, Sask., in a July 22, 2016, file photo. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice is reviewing whether charges are warranted against Husky Energy for its role in a major oil spill last summer.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 23, 2017 11:03 am MDT Last Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Saskatchewan Justice reviewing whether charges warranted in Husky oil spill REGINA – Saskatchewan’s Justice Ministry is reviewing Husky Energy’s response to alarms before a major oil spill last summer to determine whether charges are warranted.The department is also looking into a delay in shutting down the ruptured pipeline.“I am deeply concerned about this … and I think our actions to date, and going forward … show that we’ve taken this very seriously,” Energy and Resources Minister Dustin Duncan said Thursday at the legislature.The leak last July allowed 225,000 litres of heavy oil mixed with diluent to spill onto the bank of the North Saskatchewan River. About 40 per cent reached the river.Government investigators say the leak began July 20, the day before the spill was discovered.Investigators found that the pipeline’s alarms were warning of potential problems before the spill and continued until the line was shut down for scheduled maintenance at 7:15 a.m. on July 21.Husky said last summer that pipeline monitoring indicated pressure anomalies at 8 p.m. on July 20 and the company started a shutdown at 6 a.m.Duncan said he’s also concerned that the government was first told about the spill by a member of the public.“It was the ministry that notified Husky that there was oil spotted by a resident of the province on the river. It wasn’t the other way around. They didn’t notify us first. We notified them.”Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) could face fines of up to $1 million a day under the Environmental Protection Act and $50,000 a day under the Pipelines Act.When asked about the justice department review, a Husky spokesman said: “We respect that there’s a process underway.”Mel Duvall said in an email to The Canadian Press that the summary provided by the Saskatchewan government appears to be consistent with the company’s own investigation.“As we have stated from the beginning, Husky accepts full responsibility and is using what we’ve learned from this incident to improve our systems and operating procedures.”Husky, which says it has spent $107 million on the clean up, has said the pipeline buckled because of ground movement.The spill forced the cities of North Battleford, Prince Albert and Melfort to shut their intakes from the river and find other water sources for almost two months.Environmentalists have called for Husky to be fined for discharging a substance that could hurt the environment.Hayley Carlson with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society said her group is happy that the investigation is being reviewed by prosecutors“If charges were laid in this case, it would definitely set a precedent that the government of Saskatchewan is willing to take this issue seriously,” said Carlson.The government says the Husky investigation has revealed that regulatory standards for pipelines that intersect with water need to be strengthened to address risks in those locations, slope movement in particular.The government is also investigating another major oil spill that was discovered by a member of the public.On Jan. 20, a band member from the Ocean Man First Nation in southeastern Saskatchewan found a 200,000-litre pool of crude on farmland.The pipeline responsible, owned by Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd., is nearly 50 years old and there’s no record of it ever being inspected by provincial authorities.— With files from Ian Bickis in Calgary read more

Tackling deeply worrying global rise in antiSemitism is a job for all

Statistics and polls paint a deeply worrying picture, he said, explaining that anti-Semitic incidents in the United States increased by 57 per cent in 2017.  One European poll reported last year that 28 per cent of Jews had experienced some form of harassment for being Jewish. Another revealed the strong persistence of classic anti-Semitic motifs.“The old anti-Semitism is back – and getting worse,” said the UN chief, warning that Nazi symbols and slogans remain widespread, as anti-hate organizations track hundreds of neo-Nazi, pro-Nazi and white supremacist groups.“And as we know all too well, where there is hatred of Jews, hatred of others is also near at hand,” he said, noting that indeed, the world was witnessing a disturbing increase in other forms of bigotry: attacks on Muslims were on the rise; intolerance was spreading at lightning speed across the Internet and social media; and hate groups were using social media to link up with like-minded bigots across borders.“Hate is moving into the mainstream – as major political parties incorporating ideas from the fringes and parties once rightly considered pariahs are gaining influence,” he said, adding: “We should not exaggerate the comparisons to the 1930s, but equally we should not ignore the similarities.”Hate is moving into the mainstream – as major political parties incorporating ideas from the fringes and parties once rightly considered pariahs are gaining influence – UN chief António Guterres“This is the painful backdrop for today’s observance marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. We are together to honour the memory of the six million Jews and millions of others who were systematically murdered.“As the number of survivors dwindles, it falls to us to carry their testimony to future generations,” he said and the United Nations was strongly committed to being at the forefront of that work and teaching “our children to love before others teach them to hate.”He said the UN’s Holocaust Outreach Programme has activities in dozens of countries. He had also recently asked his Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide to devise a global plan of action to deepen the world body’s efforts to counter hate speech.“We are also striving at a deeper level to address the roots of the fears and anger that make people susceptible to populism and the divisive appeals of opportunistic political figures. That means working for a fair globalization and building democratic societies.”“And it means ensuring that Governments and international organizations show they care about people and are attuned to their needs and aspirations. I include the United Nations in this. And this is a job for all societies, everywhere, Mr. Guterres said.Echoing the Secretary-General, Arthur Schneier, Senior Rabbi of Park East Synagogue, said: “Anti-semitism does not just target Jews. It is an indicator of how societies treat other minorities.”  “If you want to judge a society, look at how the majority treats the minority,” he said, stressing that “we have to make sure we are on the side of good and of peaceful coexistence.”The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust is marked annually on 27 January and the theme of the 2019 edition of remembrance and education activities is “Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights”. “Our urgent challenge today is to heed the lessons of a period when human dignity was cast aside for a racial ideology,” Mr. Guterres said in an address early Saturday morning to the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony held annually at New York City’s historic Park East Synagogue.  He recalled that the last time he addressed the event had been just four days after a man carrying “weapons of war” stormed into a synagogue on Shabbat in Pittsburgh shouting “all Jews must die”.“When the bullets stopped, 11 people lay dead. Brothers. Husbands and wives. A 97 year-old woman. All gunned down in prayer. And targeted, it also appears at least in part, for performing a mitzvah – living their faith and welcoming the stranger – new immigrants to the Pittsburgh area.”“It was a barbaric assault – the worst anti-Semitic attack in the history of the United States. In our sorrow, we joined hands here in this pulpit,” he said, adding that many faiths had been represented, Jews, Christians, Muslims and others, including the top leadership of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, all declaring their utter opposition to hatred of any kind.“I am afraid, however, that in the months since Pittsburgh we have had more reasons for profound concern,” lamented Mr. Guterres, noting that last month, headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Strasbourg were defaced with swastikas; this month, rocks were thrown through the windows of the central synagogue in Sofia; and for some time now, anti-Semitic attacks in the United States and Europe have been on the rise. read more

Womens basketball No 1 seed Ohio State dismantles No 9 seed Northwestern

OSU junior guard Kelsey Mitchell looks to move he ball inside against No. 9 seed Northwestern on March 3 in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. OSU won, 99-68. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports directorINDIANAPOLIS — The No. 9 Ohio State women’s basketball team (26-5) is heading to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament, dominating ninth seed Northwestern 99-68. The Buckeyes tied the tournament record for most points scored, set by themselves against Penn State in 2014. The Buckeyes were led in points and assists by Big Ten Player of the Year junior guard Kelsey Mitchell with 27 points and four assists. Mitchell historically has dominated in the Big Ten Tournament averaging close to 30 points, seven rebounds and three assists per game.Mitchell was followed by senior forward Shayla Cooper, who scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Ohio State started off the first quarter with a quick pace. Mitchell was the first to put points on the board, hitting a deep three.“Coach put a really big emphasis on coming out strong from the gate,” Cooper said. “Like you said, we had four days off, a lot of time in the gym to get better. And we just took this game as a step forward to get better … We wanted to get out running, because we knew they played yesterday,”Mitchell wasted no time getting onto the score sheet, nailing the first shot of the game from 3. The Buckeyes, then, went into their full court press, and caused fits for Northwestern. OSU was able to get its hands on the ball and force Northwestern to turn the ball over eight times in the first, holding Northwestern to just 26.7 percent shooting from the field. On offense, the Buckeyes found their mark early, hitting 4-of-6 shots from beyond the arc in the first.  “It was always going right for our team,” Mitchell said. “I think we jumped out really aggressively on the defensive end. It put us in a good position to take off in the right time, and get ourselves right.”OSU’s defense continued to disrupt Northwestern in the second quarter, forcing another eight turnovers and getting some of the Wildcats in foul trouble. Northwestern’s leading scorers senior forward Nia Coffey and senior guard Ashley Deary were called for three fouls before halftime. Offensively, the Buckeyes continued to shoot hot from deep. OSU hit nine shots from the 3-point line before the half. The Buckeyes had offensive output from their whole team, with nine players getting on the scoreboard before the half.In the second half, OSU continued its pace of play, showing consistency that has been absent at times this season. The Buckeyes also dominated the Wildcats in rebounding with freshman forward Tori McCoy dominating the glass, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking four shots.Bench play was a key for OSU throughout, as junior forward Alexa Hart and redshirt junior guard Linae Harper each picked up 11 points.“I think our bench in general really gave us a huge lift today,” said OSU coach Kevin McGuff.Northwestern was led by Coffey, who fouled out with five minutes left in the last quarter of play. Coffey scored 21 points and had eight rebounds and a block. She was followed by Deary with 13 points, six rebounds and three assists. The Buckeyes will look to carry their momentum into the semifinal game, facing either No. 5 seed Purdue or No. 4 seed Indiana at 4 p.m. on Saturday.Nicholas McWilliams contributed quotes from Indianapolis. read more

The Royal Wedding A British Public Holiday Astronomical Media Numbers

first_imgWith all the hubbub about the “Royal Wedding” that took place on April 29th between Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton (the dresses, the guest list, the disappearing hairlines), some of the most astounding news was the numbers media sites covering the wedding saw on the big day.PEOPLE.com reports 162 million page views on Friday the 29th, doubling its previous record of 76 million page views in one day. PEOPLE followed the success of the wedding day with a Royal Wedding special collector’s issue that went on sale May 2. According to the Web site, CNN.com experienced 45 million page views by 3 p.m. EST (that’s 8 p.m. London time, where the wedding took place). This is up 45 percent from “prior four-Friday average through the same hour”.Video usage on CNN.com was up 318 percent over the prior-four day average, with 7.7 million video starts occurring before 3 p.m. EST on April 29th. The issue contains 105 ad pages out of the book’s total 220 pages, which marks the largest number of ad pages for a single issue of PEOPLE since 2007. To display this issue, an estimated 15,000 Royal Wedding display bins were sent to PEOPLE retail and wholesale partners across the nation.center_img Since the engagement announcement on November 16 2010, media attention to the royal nuptials had built at a frantic pace. After a highly publicized relationship (the British press nicknamed Middleton “Waity Katie” in reference to her and the prince’s nine year courtship), retailers are also getting in the Royal Wedding game, slinging Middleton dolls, collectible china, shot glasses and cardboard cut-outs features likenesses of the royal pair.According to FOLIO:’s sister site, minOnline, USMagazine.com racked up three million pages views between April 29 and April 30. A reported half of this traffic was made up of visitors new to the site.The week before the royal nuptials, USMagazine.com experienced the most traffic ever in site history.TIME magazine also capitalized on the British wedding madness, releasing a special Royal Wedding issue on May 2. TIME’s regular issue was on newsstands April 29, and a third special issue on 9/11 terrorist Osama bin Laden’s death (with the fourth red “X” over a cover subject’s face in the magazine’s history) will be released on May 5.This marks the first time in TIME’s run that three issues will be released within a one-week span.Steering away from the more popular Middleton scrutiny, “the collection”, an international iPad-only magazine, released an issue themed, “Prince William: The British Monarchy’s Great Hope” last week. Set to possibly release download numbers on May 6th, “the collection” offered free access to the “appazine” issue on the Royal Wedding day and the following Saturday. The issue is typically sold for $4.99 stateside.Now that Kate and William are married (and bin Laden is buried at sea), what will the media fixate on next?last_img read more

Selfdriving vehicles at the microscale

first_img Play A microvehicle avoids collision with an obstacle. Credit: Li et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society The AI planner, which is at the heart of the smart navigation system, can also detect when the microvehicle drifts from its planned path, which can occur due to the presence of noise. In these cases, the AI planner can simultaneously measure the error and guide the microvehicle back onto the path.One of the main applications of this type of smart microvehicle may be in the biomedical field for tasks such as disease diagnostics, drug delivery, and precision surgery. To demonstrate, the researchers showed that the microvehicle can use the camera to sense and distinguish between cancer cells, red blood cells, and mixed cells, by recognizing differences in their size and shape. The AI planner then regards the cancer cells as the targets and the other cells as the obstacles, and plans a path accordingly. (Phys.org)—In a new study, scientists have developed the microscale version of self-driving vehicles: a 5-μm spherical micromotor that autonomously navigates its way through micro-traffic along a micro-maze to reach its final destination. The researchers expect that these “smart microvehicles” have potential applications in biomedical tasks, such as delivering drugs to tumor cells while avoiding healthy cells. Trajectories of a microvehicle through mazes. The path is planned by an artificial intelligence system and the microvehicle is guided by magnetic fields. Credit: Li et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society Citation: Self-driving vehicles at the microscale (2017, August 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-08-self-driving-vehicles-microscale.html PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen New algorithm, metrics improve autonomous underwater vehicles’ energy efficiency More information: Tianlong Li et al. “Autonomous Collision-Free Navigation of Microvehicles in Complex and Dynamically Changing Environments.” ACS Nano. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b04525 PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreencenter_img Journal information: ACS Nano The scientists, led by Longqiu Li at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China, and Joseph Wang at the University of California San Diego in the US, have published a paper on the smart microvehicles in a recent issue of ACS Nano.”We have embedded artificial intelligence into a micro/nanorobot,” Li told Phys.org. “We introduce a smart microvehicle for precise autonomous navigation in complicated and dynamically changing environments through optimal path planning. Similar to their large vehicle counterparts, the autonomous navigation of microvehicles entails collision-free movement in dynamic environments.”Until now, micro- and nanomachines have been restricted to navigation that uses a closed-loop control system, in which the machines can only move along a predefined path. The new study marks the first demonstration of micromachines that can autonomously navigate complex, dynamically changing environments, such as those with other moving micromachines.The autonomous navigation process consists of three main steps. A CCD camera attached to a microscope takes pictures and sends them to a feature extraction processor, which identifies obstacles and constructs a map of the environment. The map is then sent as input to an Artificial Intelligence (AI) planner, which uses a path-searching algorithm and fuzzy logic approach to determine the shortest collision-free path among multiple possible paths to the destination. The AI planner then sends these travel directions to a magnetic field generator, which orients a magnetic field in such a way as to steer the microvehicle along the collision-free pathway. © 2017 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Play Microvehicles navigate through mazes. Credit: Li et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society “We want to apply the micro/nanorobotic systems in the field of biomedical operations and nanoscale manipulation,” Li said.In the future, the scientists plan to develop more sophisticated autonomous microvehicles, with features such as autonomous braking, “cruise” control, lane-keeping, and the ability to interact with the environment. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Qatar Airways dropping plan to buy stake in American Airlines

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> By: David KoenigSource: The Associated Press Share Qatar Airways dropping plan to buy stake in American Airlines Tags: American Airlines, Qatar Airways Thursday, August 3, 2017 DALLAS — Qatar Airways says it is dropping an attempt to buy a big stake in American Airlines, an audacious bid that had received a chilly reception from American.Qatar Airways said Wednesday that the investment no longer meets its objectives.American Airlines said it respected Qatar’s decision to withdraw, and added that the turnabout would not make any difference in American’s plans.Qatar said in June that it planned to buy an initial stake of up to 4.75 per cent of American’s stock, but Fort Worth, Texas-based American said Qatar’s goal was to get a 10 per cent stake.It was an odd move. The two airlines are on opposite sides of a nasty fight that has big U.S. carriers complaining that they are unfairly undercut on fares because Qatar and two other fast-growing Middle East airlines get illegal subsidies from their governments.Qatar Airways had said it wanted to be a passive investor and not take an active role in setting strategy at American, the world’s biggest airline. But on Wednesday, Qatar said it changed its mind after a review of the deal’s finances and American’s reaction.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsAmerican CEO Doug Parker had given a chilly public response to the overture, calling it puzzling and not particularly exciting. Parker said Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker approached him about an investment during a secret meeting at an airline-industry conference in a Mexican resort city.Parker vowed that despite the prospect of Qatar becoming a large shareholder, American would continue to fight Qatar, Emirates and Etihad Airways over the allegations of unfair government subsidies. The Middle Eastern airlines deny getting illegal subsidies.In July, American ratcheted up the tension by announcing that it was dropping seat-selling partnerships with Qatar and Etihad because of the subsidies dispute.On Wednesday, American spokesman Matt Miller said Qatar’s decision not to invest “in no way changes the course for American.” He said American “couldn’t be more excited to keep our focus” on serving customers.Qatar said in a statement that it would continue to look for opportunities to invest in airlines around the world to develop “the best possible travel experience for its customers.”More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthShares of American Airlines Group Inc. fell 65 cents, or 1.3 per cent, to $50.41 in midday trading.last_img read more

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turnout as a justification for compulsory voting Related News Compulsory voting seems like an easy fix to a widespread problem: how to improve democratic participation Making voting mandatory is seen as a means of improving the legitimacy and responsiveness of government reducing opportunities for electoral malpractice and enhancing citizen engagement with the democratic process The decision by the Gujarat governor to sanction the provision of compulsory voting under the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2009 has brought the question of compulsory voting back to the electoral reform agenda When the original proposal was introduced in 2009 Pratap Bhanu Mehta writing in this newspaper (‘Acts of choice’ IE December 22 2009 iexpin/sYk124693) provided a review of the principles that might be used to justify some measure of compulsory voting but noted that such measures seemed poorly suited to the context of Indian democracy and smacked of “democratic paternalism” He concluded: “Voting must remain an act of choice not propelled by coercion or inducement” Rather than reiterate the strong theoretical arguments that challenge the use of state compulsion to force people to go to the polls I want to examine some of the evidence from countries around the world that have used compulsory voting to see what comparative experience tells us about the practical implications The first thing to note is that the use of compulsory voting measures is relatively rare with only some 14 countries having compulsory voting requirements that are actually enforced The most prominent examples are Australia Belgium Brazil and Peru A report by the respected International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance suggested that compulsory voting was likely to become a “dying phenomenon” in western Europe Many countries that have had some form of compulsory voting have abandoned the measure or stopped trying to enforce it In Austria where it was abandoned at a national level in 1982 it was described by interior ministry officials as unpopular and “almost impossible to enforce” Spain Italy and the Netherlands have all had provisions for compulsory voting at some point but decided to make voting optional In recent years Chile (2012) Fiji (2014) and Greece (2000) have either removed compulsory voting requirements or simply stopped enforcing them Thailand introduced compulsory voting in 1997 as part of a wholesale constitutional reform package that sought to address political instability and rampant corruption In particular compulsory voting was seen as a way to combat vote-buying and reduce the influence of “black money” in elections The measure had little apparent effect — in the 2001 elections allegations of vote-buying and electoral irregularities caused its election commission to hold fresh elections in over 60 constituencies the democratic legitimacy of the government was undermined and further political turmoil led to a military coup in 2006 Studies of the wider effects of compulsory voting suggest that compelling people to turn out to vote does not increase levels of political knowledge make voters more likely to feel that their vote makes a difference or improve perceptions of the quality of representation As such compulsory voting should not be seen as a measure that will have a big influence on the quality of political engagement and participation But surely compulsory voting increases turnout Here the evidence seems clear In a comprehensive comparative study Harvard professor Pippa Norris showed that average voter turnout in countries with some form of compulsory voting requirement was 54 per cent higher than in countries where voting was optional However there are important qualifications to reading this as a simple and clear justification for compulsory voting The first is that the severity and strict enforcement of sanctions is key to substantially increasing turnout Second even in countries with strict enforcement of compulsory voting turnout is not universal and sanctions have to be imposed on non-voters Third imposing penalties on those who do not turn out to vote provides incentives for people to avoid appearing on the electoral register And fourth many of those who feel compelled to turn out to vote actually spoil their ballots or cast their votes randomly Compulsory voting may compel people to go to the polling booth but it does not ensure that they cast their vote in a meaningful way In Australia concern about what is known as the “donkey vote” whereby people simply choose the easiest option (for instance the first name on a polling machine) led to the introduction of random ballot ordering in 1984 Votes for “none of the above” or spoilt ballots are much more prevalent in systems with compulsory voting When electoral participation is measured in terms of the voting-age population rather than using those on the electoral register as a base the improvement in turnout in countries using compulsory voting falls to 19 per cent This suggests that the penalties associated with failure to turn out to vote provide a clear incentive for people who are qualified to vote to disappear from the electoral register This provides a more insidious motive for the introduction of compulsory voting As Norris notes: “Mandatory voting regulations may be genuine attempts to increase widespread public involvement in the political process or they may be employed by less democratic regimes to compel the public to vote in the attempt to legitimise one-party contests” In Singapore generally accepted to fall below the standards of a functioning democratic system compulsory voting is part of an electoral framework that perpetuates one-party rule The sanction for non-voting is withdrawal from the electoral register removing the right to vote from those who do not wish to participate in what is largely seen as an unfair electoral process In Gujarat the legislation for compulsory voting does not specify the sanctions that would be imposed on those not turning out to vote However speaking in Ahmedabad in April this year LK Advani proposed that “those who do not vote should be barred from voting in future” This raises the unpleasant prospect of the solution to non-voting being to remove people from the electoral process surely something that should concern those who believe in fundamental democratic rights The writer senior lecturer in politics at the University of Sheffield is author or ‘Standing at the Margins: Representation and Electoral Reservation in India’ express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Panaji | Published: May 5 2017 5:54 pm Top News Maharashtra Congress MLA Nitesh Rane has been charge-sheeted by Goa Police in connection with a 2013 case of vandalism of a toll booth in North Goa Nitesh son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane and eight of his supporters were chargesheeted by Pernem police 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