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After a slew of defections from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress ahead of the Assembly elections, now smaller parties like the Raju Shetti-led Swabhimani Paksha and Prakash Ambedkar’s Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) have started losing key leaders.In a major setback to Mr. Shetti on Thursday, his right-hand man, Ravikant Tupkar, resigned from the Swabhimani Paksha. Mr. Tupkar, a mainstay of the party and one of its rising stars, is said to be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon. His move has prompted the Swabhimani Paksha leadership to urge Mr. Shetti to step into the poll arena himself. Mr. Shetti told The Hindu on Friday, “[Mr. Tupkar] spoke to me yesterday and said he was taking this decision as he saw no future in our party. While his loss is undeniable as he was a good spokesperson who had come up from our farmers’ movement, none of his supporters have left our party.” Mr. Shetti had been resting his hopes on Mr. Tupkar to deliver the goods in Buldhana district, where the latter is said to have a strong following. In fact, prior to the Lok Sabha elections, Mr. Shetti had asked for the Buldhana Lok Sabha seat from the Congress-NCP with the objective of fielding Mr. Tupkar.At the time, NCP chief Sharad Pawar had persuaded Mr. Shetti to settle for another seat (eventually, the Sangli seat) while promising to back Mr. Tupkar for a seat in either house of the State legislature. Since his upset loss in the Lok Sabha elections, Mr. Shetti has focused on rebuilding his party and said he is not interested in contesting the Assembly polls. However, after Mr. Tupkar’s resignation, Mr. Shetti is mulling contesting the polls to rally his crumbling party. “I will announce my decision within two days,” he told The Hindu.Meanwhile, the VBA suffered a jolt after its spokesperson, Gopichand Padalkar, an influential Dhangar leader from Sangli district, recently resigned as the party’s general secretary.Mr. Ambedkar had inducted Mr. Padalkar, a former BJP leader with a deep affiliation to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, into the VBA. The move had raised eyebrows owing to Mr. Padalkar’s close association with Sambhaji Bhide ‘Guruji’, whose name had surfaced in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence.Mr. Padalkar had contested from the Sangli Lok Sabha seat on a VBA ticket, polling three lakh votes and affirming his hold over the Dhangar community. However, he changed his stripes soon after the conclusion of the Lok Sabha polls and is likely to rejoin the BJP.At a recent meeting with his followers, he said, “[The BJP-led government] is the first administration since Independence to attempt to do something for the welfare of the Dhangars. The other parties do not care anything for the needs of our community.”
Krishna Poonia, one of India’s star performers at the 2012 Olympics with a seventh place finish in the women’s discus throw event, is concerned about the future of athletics in the country.India has never won a track and field medal at the Olympics and Poonia believes the wait isn’t going to end anytime soon.”What else do you expect? An Indian has finished seventh at the Olympics,” the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist told India Today in an exclusive interview. “Unless we have good competition in India, we will never produce an Olympic medallist.”Poonia also expressed frustration and anger for the pathetic situation of athletes and the utter disregard of officials to make things better.”Where are the competitions?” she asked. “You don’t even know when the National Games will be held. They just keep getting postponed. There is not even a single good grand prix event in India. Even to practice we have to go out to Europe and America and that’s not always possible.”Considering all the hurdles along the way, Poonia said she was happy with her performance in London. “I have a worked so hard for the last two years and have hardly been home. I am happy with my show,” she said.Poonia also spoke at length about her once fierce rivalry with Australia’s Dannie Samuels, who had challenged the Indian to a straight shootout after the 2010 Commonwealth Games.The showdown never took place, of course, and Poonia said she had buried the hatchet with Samuels in London. “Danni finished way down the order here. So I went to her, hugged her and consoled her. She is a young girl and she is my friend now. Our animosity is a matter of past,” she said.advertisementLooking ahead, Poonia’s fans are hoping that she can better her seventh place finish at the next Olympics in Rio de Janerio. However, the 35-year-old is not sure what the future holds for her.”I can’t travel abroad all the time as my kids are growing up. They need me too. I have to look at my priorities,” Poonia said, perhaps indicating that we have seen the last of her.
Gary Cahill Chelsea miles off best form, Cahill concedes Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 23:48 12/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty West Ham United v Chelsea West Ham United Chelsea Premier League The Blues were beaten 1-0 by struggling West Ham on Saturday and the centre-back was fuming with the standard of his team’s performance Gary Cahill conceded that Chelsea were “miles” from their best as they were beaten 1-0 at West Ham to leave their Premier League title defence in tatters.Marko Arnautovic’s early goal proved decisive for the Hammers as the forward netted his first for the club at the end of a fine move inside the opening six minutes.After that early breakthrough David Moyes’ side were content to sit back and soak up the pressure, with Chelsea toiling fruitlessly at London Stadium. 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 And the lack of tempo and cutting edge to the visitors’ play left Cahill deflated. Full-time: West Ham 1-0 ChelseaThe hosts take the points at London Stadium today. #WHUCHE pic.twitter.com/uUrYK0rJfx — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 9, 2017 “We were miles off [our best] from the start,” the defender told Sky Sports .”They got the early goal, which was a poor one on our behalf. We still had plenty time, but that laboured start carried on throughout the game.”We didn’t play our stuff. They got the goal, sat behind the ball and tried to hit on the break.”It was a bit frustrating with their time wasting, which was clever on their part, but we were just not at the races. It was very disappointing.”Cahill was not about to concede defeat in the title race, though he did suggest that Sunday’s Manchester derby could be crucial to that, with Manchester City able to go 14 points ahead of them if they beat United at Old Trafford.”We have to wait and see,” added Cahill. “It was a huge game for us and we needed to win.”We have to sit back and wait for the results tomorrow. We have to freshen up and get the energy levels back up. We’ve been in good form recently which is why it’s so disappointing.”
World Cup 2019: Pietersen compares Eoin Morgan’s England to Ricky Ponting’s AustraliaEngland are warming up to World Cup 2019 with some splendid batting performances in the ongoing ODI series against Pakistan. Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow’s dominant hundreds have given England an unbeatable 2-0l lead in the 5-match series. advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 13:57 IST England have been boxing out oppositions with their batting might in the lead up to World Cup 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPietersen talked up the batting firepower of Eoin Morgan’s England sideEngland are considered favourites to win the World Cup 2019 at homeEngland have posted back-to-back 350-plus scores in the ODI series vs PakistanFormer England batsman Kevin Pietersen has heaped rich praise on Eoin Morgan’s side, likening them to the “great Aussie side” of the early 2000s.England have been a dominant force in ODI cricket ever since they came up with a complete rejig after the 2015 World Cup wherein they were knocked out in the group stages after just 2 wins from 4 matches.Under Eoin Morgan, England have transformed into a powerhouse in ODI cricket. Having scored 11 300-plus scores since the 2015 World Cup, England have been boxing out oppositions with their batting might.Even without Alex Hales, who has been dropped from the World Cup squad after a failed drug test, England have a strong top-order with Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy featuring in it.With Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Joe Denly in the middle-order, England are firm favourites to win their maiden World Cup title, this year at home.Talking up Eoin Morgan’s side, Kevin Pietersen wrote on Twitter: This England ODI side is like that great Aussie side…if Hayden didn’t get you, then Ponting would & if they missed out, Gilchrist would. This England team, the same, Roy, Bairstow, Buttler etc SOOOOO good!”This England ODI side is like that great Aussie side…if Hayden didn’t get you, then Ponting would & if they missed out, Gilchrist would.This England team, the same, Roy, Bairstow, Buttler etc…SOOOOO good!Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) May 15, 2019Pietersen’s comments came after England made light work of a 349-run target against Pakistan in the third ODI of a five-match series in Bristol on Tuesday.advertisementJonny Bairstow and Alex Hales added a 150-plus opening stand in no time and England built on it wonderfully well to gun down the target in just 44.5 overs.Jonny Baitsow smashed 128 from just 93 balls to make sure England sealed an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series.England had won the 2nd ODI against Pakistan on May 11 after posting 373 runs on the board in 50 overs. Jos Buttler smashed 110 from just 55 balls, hitting 9 sixes and 6 boundaries to bat Pakistan out of the contest.Also Read | Vijay Shankar on No. 4 role at World Cup 2019: Team management’s trust most important thingAlso Read | For MS Dhoni, Team India is above everything else: Virat KohliAlso Read | Jonny Bairstow talks up IPL experience after demolishing Pakistan attack in 3rd ODIAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow England cricket teamFollow World Cup 2019Follow Kevin PietersenFollow Ricky PontingFollow Jonny BairstowFollow Jos ButtlerFollow Eoin Morgan
zoom Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping fell deeper into loss during 2017, while its revenue was on the rise.The company’s net loss for the year ended December 31, 2017, amounted to USD 511.7 million, compared to a net loss of USD 164.2 million for the same period of 2016.Diana Shipping’s time charter revenues for the year increased to USD 161.9 million from USD 114.3 million reported in the twelve months of 2016.For the fourth quarter of 2017, the company saw a net loss of USD 436.9 million, including a USD 422.5 million impairment loss.Accordingly, for the three months ended December 31, 2017, net loss adjusted for impairment, amounted to USD 14.5 million. For the fourth quarter of 2016, net loss amounted to USD 23.3 million.Time charter revenues were at USD 48.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to USD 28 million for the same quarter of 2016. The rise was mainly due to increased average time charter rates achieved for the company’s vessels during the quarter and increased revenues resulting from the enlargement of the fleet.
Following is a provincial fire update for Friday, Aug. 12, at 4 p.m. there are no significant changes from the noon update two areas of the fire at Ten Mile Lake, Queens Co., breached the line this afternoon but were contained with the help of air support thunder and lightning moving across the western part of the province are bringing some showers with them air tankers were delayed arriving this morning due to fog and have just returned to Halifax due to thunder and lightning. They will return when it is safe to do so crews have had to be removed from the fires at various points this afternoon due to thunder and lightning more information can be found at http://novascotia.ca/nsfire/faq.asp On Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14, updates will be provided at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Additional updates will be issued if there are significant changes. The media contact on the weekend will be Brian Taylor. His contact information is below. -30-
Singer/songwriter John Legend joined law enforcement and elected officials as special guests at California’s largest event for crime survivors this week in Sacramento.Held during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Survivors Speak is an annual conference and (new) gathering at the State Capitol hosted by Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, a network of 6,000 survivors from high-crime communities in California. (The network and conference are organized by Californians for Safety and Justice, a nonprofit project of the Tides Center working to replace criminal justice system waste with policies that create safe neighborhoods and save public dollars.)Survivors Speak: Building Pathways from Trauma to Healing includes 450+ attendees from throughout California, particularly from communities most affected by crime. A goal of the conference and Capitol gathering is to ensure that leaders take into account the needs and perspectives of those most commonly victimized but who may not be heard in policymaking. This focus is one reason Oscar-, Golden Globe- and nine-time-Grammy winner singer/songwriter John Legend made a special visit to the conference to address the attendees.“The new crime survivor movement in California is inspiring not only because of the support it can bring to victims but also the change these new voices can bring to a misguided criminal justice system,” said Legend, who recently launched #FREE AMERICA, a multi-year campaign dedicated to amplifying the growing movement to end our nation’s overreliance on incarceration. “By listening to the voices of those victimized by crime most frequently in our society, we are learning that decades of criminal justice policies created in their name do not reflect what they want or need.”In fact, a survey of California crime survivors in 2013 by David Binder Research found that victims of violent crime are more likely to be low-income, young (especially under 30), and Latino or African American. Three in four victims believe that prisons either make inmates better at committing crimes or have no impact at all, and they preferred a focus on supervised probation and rehabilitation by a two-to-one margin over prisons and jails, and investments in mental health and drug treatment by a three-to-one margin over incarceration. (Read about these and other findings in this report.)Crime survivors shared these views as speakers throughout the conference, which also included special guest speakers such as California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom.“As Lt. Governor of California and a former mayor of a big city, I have seen the terrible toll crime takes on California’s diverse communities,” said California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who addressed the conference attendees. “What motivates me is hearing the voices of those most often impacted by crime as they seek new pathways toward community safety. What you’re doing today – elevating your experiences to improve public policy – could not be more important.”Santa Clara District Attorney, Jeff Rosen, addressed the conference during the lunch plenary, underscoring the important partnerships required between crime survivors and law enforcement.“Law enforcement and crime survivors share the same goal: We want smart justice policies in place that protect our communities, especially those most vulnerable to crime and violence,” said Rosen. “To turn these shared goals into action, law enforcement and other community leaders must engage with the people who most often experience crime. That will help to put survivors at the center of our policies and practices, and that is what is so special about today’s event.”Tomorrow, law enforcement officials will also join conference attendees at a new event on the State Capitol lawn. “Remember, Recover, Reform” will provide a chance for attendees to honor lost or victimized loved ones, hear from speakers and call on lawmakers to replace ineffective criminal justice policies with new investments in trauma recovery and crime prevention.“We are finding that survivors prioritize recovery, rehabilitation and prevention, not more of the failed policies of the past,” said Lenore Anderson, Executive Director of Californians for Safety and Justice. “If we ignore the experiences and perspectives of those most often affected by crime, not only will we live in an unjust society but also one that is profoundly unsafe.”One such perspective is that of David Guizar, a Los Angeles member of Crime Survivors of Safety and Justice who attended the conference. Guizar has lost two brothers to homicides and saw and felt first hand the ripple effects of those traumatic experiences on his life and his family.“After our family’s losses, we never heard about existing supports for survivors of crime, which would have made a big difference in our ability to recover,” said Guizar. “California clearly has the money – the state spends $10 billion per year on a prison system to respond to crime – but I and other survivors want lawmakers to know that we can invest these resources in smarter ways to help survivors both recover from and prevent crime.”For more on the conference, click here.Source:PR Newswire
The chief of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today called on global leaders to build a “health legacy” for women and the people of Africa, as she addressed the annual policy meeting of the body in Geneva Switzerland.“I have identified the health of two populations as indicators of our overall performance: the people of Africa and women,” WHO Executive Director Margaret Chan said.Dr. Chan said that women need special attention in health agendas because of their function as care-givers and their reproductive role. “Women are agents of change,” she pointed out. “They can lift households and communities out of poverty.” She stressed, in addition, that Africa bears an overwhelming burden of disease and must not be left behind by development.Endorsing the continent’s first overarching health strategy, which was developed under the auspices of the African Union, Dr. Chan said it “emphasizes the need to revitalize the primary health care approach, and calls for a minimum package of core interventions that can be made available to all.”Dr. Chan opened her presentation with an upbeat assessment of the importance of health and health policy in the world: “Health is now seen as a key area of engagement for foreign policy. Health has become an attractive focus for corporate social responsibility.” While acknowledging that there will always be unmet needs, she said, “health has never before received such attention or enjoyed such wealth.”The 60th World Health Assembly, which is attended by 193 Member States, runs from 14 through 23 May. 15 May 2007The chief of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today called on global leaders to build a “health legacy” for women and the people of Africa, as she addressed the annual policy meeting of the body in Geneva Switzerland.
Mangrove losses have slowed to 0.7 per cent annually, but the authors of the new atlas – the first global assessment of mangroves in more than a decade – warn that any further destruction due to shrimp farming and coastal development will result in significant economic and ecological declines.Mangroves – forests straddling land and sea – are believed to generate up to $9,000 per hectare, a strong argument in favour of mangrove management, protection and restoration.The global area of mangroves, some 150,000 square kilometers, is equivalent to the area of Suriname or half of the Philippines.“Together, the science and the economics can drive policy shifts,” said Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). He noted that 1,200 protected areas are safeguarding one quarter of the world’s remaining mangroves while many countries are embarking on major restorations, “a positive signal upon which to build and to accelerate a definitive response in 2010, the UN’s International Year of Biodiversity.”More than 100 top mangrove researchers and organizations provided data, reviews and other input for the World Mangrove Atlas, a joint effort of UNEP, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and other groups.“Mangrove forests are the ultimate illustration of why humans need nature,” said Mark Spalding, lead author of the publication, which he noted illustrates the “extraordinary synergies” between people and forests. 14 July 2010Despite restoration efforts by some countries, mangroves are being lost at a rate three to four times higher than land-based forests, with one fifth of all of the world’s mangroves thought to have been lost in the past three decades, according to a new United Nations report.
“One should always remember that the effective delivery of public services is not only necessary for equity, equality, a good functioning of society and strengthening of the social fabric; it is also an indispensable condition for economic development,” said José Antonio Ocampo, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.”Unfortunately, the provision of social services continues to be regarded by many as a ‘luxury,’ or as an expenditure, rather than as an investment in improving the human condition,” he added.Mr. Ocampo stressed that a well-functioning public sector is key to reaching the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which call for progress in tackling a range of social ills by the year 2015. “Economic growth, although indispensable, will not be enough,” he said. “It is the content of that growth, especially its distributional and equity aspects, that is important.”International cooperation is key to improving the effectiveness of the public sector, Mr. Ocampo told the 46-member Commission, which he said “has a vital role to play by serving as the forum for exchange of experience and elaboration of norms on this very important subject.”Over the course of its current session, the Commission is scheduled to hold panel discussions on public sector effectiveness, the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, and issues related to international migration.Since the 1995 World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen, the Commission has been the key UN body in charge of the follow-up and implementation of the conference’s Declaration and Programme of Action, taking up an important social development theme each year.
INDIANAPOLIS — Darius Leonard chose No. 53 so he could follow in his half-brother’s footsteps.The Indianapolis Colts rookie linebacker soon learned he had much larger shoes to fill.Leonard has embraced the legacy of Edwin Jackson, who wore the same jersey number with the Colts before he was killed in a February traffic accident. Now Leonard will honour Jackson’s memory during the NFL’s annual My Cause My Cleats celebration, something Jackson’s family endorses.“When my family and I watch Darius, we see the same passion and fire Edwin played with” said Adam Jackson, Edwin’s brother. “Edwin often talked about how he represented a lot of people when he was on the field, and that he wanted to make them proud and give them a show. It seems like this is similar for Darius Leonard. From what I have read about Darius, he was considered an underdog coming out of college just like Edwin. They both used this underdog mentality as fuel to become NFL starters for the Colts.”The similarities go far deeper than numbers and resume lines, though.Both were largely overlooked by big-name colleges because of their size. Both far exceeded expectations at Football Championship Subdivision schools and impressed NFL coaches with their ability to run from sideline to sideline. Both won over their pro teammates with fun-loving personalities and their passion for the sport and both embraced giving back to their communities.Leonard knew nothing about Jackson when the Colts drafted him in the second round, No. 36 overall, in April.It wasn’t until he requested the number of his half brother, former NFL player Anthony Waters, that Leonard got a crash course in what Jackson meant to the organization.“He was a great person, he came from a great family and he was great to be around,” second-year linebacker Anthony Walker said. “He was one of the guys I was closest to last year, and he kind of took me under his wing and showed me how it worked in the NFL.”Now Walker finds himself fulfilling Jackson’s old role by serving as a mentor, to Leonard — the league’s leading tackler heading into Sunday’s game at Jacksonville (3-8) and a bona fide candidate as defensive rookie of the year.The starting tandem and locker mates seem to thoroughly enjoy trading stories, doubling as comics and playfully teasing one another during locker room interviews in the same fashion. They’re loud and full of joy — just like Jackson, who was nicknamed “Pound Cake” after walking on at Georgia Southern and being cut by the Arizona Cardinals in 2015 before landing in Indy.“It seems like his personality and who he was is very similar to who I am,” said Leonard, who was dubbed “Maniac” during his college years at South Carolina State following an 19-tackle game against Clemson in September 2016.Leonard’s performance caught the attention of Colts general manager Chris Ballard, who also was a huge fan of Jackson and his radiant smile that seemed to welcome anybody who came into the locker room.And it led Leonard to this place — where he, Walker and injured safety Mathias Farley intend to wear specially-designed cleats to help raise money and awareness for the Edwin Jackson 53 Foundation. In this, the third year of the cleats program, organizers have expanded it to a three-week window so every player has a chance to participate in front of their home fans.Indy’s chance comes Dec. 16 against Dallas — a potentially huge game for an organization that has won five straight to climb back into playoff contention — and Jackson’s brother will attend the game.It will be Adam Jackson’s second trip to Indy for a tribute. He and his family also came back Sept. 30 when the Colts played a highlight reel of Jackson on the stadium’s big screens and donated $32,000 to the foundation. Indy lost that game in overtime but won over the hearts of the Jackson family.“It was a special moment for all of us,” he said. “We followed him everywhere from elementary school to Georgia Southern, all the way up to Indianapolis. It was a touching moment to walk in the same footsteps Edwin had walked and see how much his hard work was appreciated and how much it still is appreciated.”And now Adam Jackson will get to see the appreciation once more through the fittingly fancy footwork of Walker and Leonard.“Darius is also part of the same college fraternity as Edwin’s grandfather, Omega Psi Phi,” he said. “So I think if anyone is going to wear Edwin’s jersey, it should be Darius, and he has represented the number 53 quite well.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLMichael Marot, The Associated Press
The Barbados Tridents can now focus on Wednesday’s Hero Caribbean Premier League Draft after its ownership was assumed by the USA-based CMG Companies (CMG). In addition, Jason Holder has been named its marquee player.The USA-based CMG Companies (CMG) lead a team of local and international investors in acquisition of the cricket franchise in Barbados.CMG, through their affiliates, primarily own and operate franchise restaurants, hotels, and real estate across America, and are one of the largest owners of a major fast-food franchise. CMG are also no stranger to sports, with sponsorship deals with NBA teams including the Dallas Mavericks and several similar initiatives at the collegiate and grassroots levels.Addressing the lucrative buy, Manish Patel, Principal of CMG, said, “Selling our ownership rights of the winning Jamaica Tallawahs, held from 2014-2016, was the right move for us as a business, but we missed being involved in the Region and in CPL. When the chance to purchase the Tridents came along, we were delighted, especially with the opportunity to bring good, strong, local partners on board. We can’t wait to get started at enhancing the profile of this team on and off the field, and in bringing a comprehensive sports entertainment package to Barbados. We will work very hard to make Barbadians proud of their team.”CMG Principal, Manish PatelThe new co-owners and local entrepreneurs, Kailash Pardasani of Promotech and Terrol Cummins and Arvind Gopwani of Silver Technetium Capital Inc. (STCI), are excited about the opportunity for Barbadians to venture into sports entertainment in an era where the new format of cricket has generated renewed excitement in investment opportunities worldwide, including in India, Australia and the UK, among others.Tridents Co-CEO Kailash Pardasani reveals that the investment by local partners is “an investment in Barbados, and a vote of confidence in the resilience of its people and the resurgence of the country as a whole. Cricket has been an integral part of the fabric of our society, and has uplifted and united families and entire communities. We are investing in that. We couldn’t ask for better investment partners and for a better time to place our money and efforts while continuing to be huge fans.”On the other hand, Chief Operating Officer of CPL, Pete Russell, said: “The issues that the Tridents have faced in recent months have been well documented, and are being fully addressed as a priority. We have been working tirelessly to find a solution, and we believe that this international-local investor collaboration is the ideal solution. This is a group of passionate cricket fans and astute business minds who have experience of successfully running a CPL franchise. The Tridents are in safe hands, and the issues the franchise has faced are a thing of the past.”Jason HolderThe arrival of an experienced and successful ownership team means that the Tridents will now enter the 2019 tournament on a solid financial footing and with a clear plan both on and off the field. Local investors in the Tridents are focused on renewing the connection between the franchise and the local community, through partnerships with the Barbadian business community and a lineup of fan-centric events and content.In addition to the team’s new ownership, Barbadian native Jason Holder has been announced as the team’s marquee player. While Holder had West Indies duties during some of the CPL seasons in the past, the bowling all-rounder has been with the team since its inception in 2013.Holder joins three other marquee players, namely: Nicholas Pooran (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Chris Gayle (Jamaica Tallawahs), Kieron Pollard (Trinbago Knight Riders), leaving two more marque players for the St. Lucia Stars and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots yet to be announced. The CPL draft will be hosted on Wednesday, May 22, and this year’s biggest party in sport will enter its seventh season on September 4. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIndian businessman acquires Barbados TridentsFebruary 8, 2016In “Sports”CPL 2019: St Lucia Zouks to replace St Lucia StarsAugust 15, 2019In “latest news”CPL 2016 launches in style in BarbadosFebruary 12, 2016In “Entertainment”
A 24-year-old man of Bath Settlement Village lost his life following an accident last night at the Number 40 Village Public Road, West Coast Berbice (WCB).Reports are that Latchman Hansraj was riding his motorcycle when he crashed into a female pedestrian.Hansraj reportedly suffered severe head injuries.Both he and the pedestrian were rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.Hansraj succumbed to his injuries while the pedestrian was said to have been treated and sent away.An investigation has been launched into the incident. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBerbice pedestrian killed by allegedly speeding minibusJanuary 2, 2018In “Crime”Drunk driver kills Berbice pedestrianNovember 17, 2013In “Crime”Pedestrian killed while attempting to cross roadApril 23, 2019In “Crime”
Ekaterinburg-based Uralmashplant JSC has started manufacture of two of the largest shovels in its product line – model EKG-35. In April 2019, the plant signed a contract for supply of two shovels of this model to coal major Kuzbassrazrezugol (KRU), which is part of UMMC’s raw materials assets. In addition, negotiations are ongoing for the manufacture of a third EKG-35 machine for another Russian coal mining company.Uralmashplant manufactured its first shovel EKG-35 – the largest crawler-mounted mining shovel in the Russian mining equipment market – at the end of 2017, and the machine was commissioned for pilot operation in the spring of 2018 at Krasnobrodsky opencast colliery, which is also part of Kuzbassrazrezugol/UMMC.The experts of Kuzbassrazrezugol that took direct part at all stages of the manufacture of EKG-35 – from its design to the commissioning – emphasised its successful operation during the tests. According to Igor Kirilov, Chief of the Power and Mechanical Department of Kuzbassrazrezugol, the pilot EKG-35 has already demonstrated high performance.“The trend to increase unit capacity of equipment is typical for many mining enterprises. We promptly managed to respond to the market demands and quickly organised production of the largest Russian shovel. We see the growth trend in the demand for machines of this class in the near future,” – says Konstantin Smirnykh, Mining Equipment Sales Director of UZTM-KARTEX managing company which provides strategic management of Gazprombank Group heavy engineering assets such as Uralmashplant in Ekaterinburg and IZ-Kartex in St Petersburg.
FLSmidth completed the acquisition of IMP Automation earlier this year, creating, the company says, a market-leading portfolio in mineral sampling and laboratory automation.The finalisation of the acquisition (the deal was first announced in February) means customers can immediately benefit from a complete portfolio of IMP’s laboratory automation solutions in combination with FLSmidth’s global footprint and experience in automated sampling solutions, FLSmidth says.The Denmark-headquartered company says mine sites, ports and laboratories are increasingly seeing the benefits of automation. “By examining conventional processes, we help you design, construct and implement innovative sampling and laboratory solutions from grassroots exploration to final product,” the company added.Tina Knudsen, General Manager, Sampling, Preparation and Analysis – Mining at FLSmidth, said integrating the companies’ collective experience in sampling and automation and industry process knowledge, will allow the company to “continue to challenge conventional sample process technologies and deliver innovative and reliable sampling and analytical solutions”.Knudsen added: “We have united our expertise under the FLSmidth name to create an even stronger portfolio of mineral laboratory automation solutions. Together, we are well positioned to create cutting-edge, competitive solutions for mining applications.”
February 21, 2019 Student athlete concussions and lack of certified athletic trainers KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 8:27 AM Posted: February 21, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new study published in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Journal of Athletic Training suggests student athletes who attended high schools with a low availability of athletic trainers are 50 percent more likely to have a sports-related concussion that goes un-identified, un-assessed or mismanaged.The situation is even more concerning in California because the state remains the only one in the nation that does not regulate the athletic training profession, meaning anyone, regardless of education or certification, can act as an athletic trainer and treat serious injuries like concussions, with potentially dire consequences including permanent disability and death, according to the study.Currently, the California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) is working on legislation that will be introduced this year that would protect the public by requiring licensure for athletic trainers in the state. Under the bill, individuals must be certified by the Board of Certification before they can call themselves “athletic trainers” and provide health care.According to the study, while parents may think they’re taking the necessary precautions to safeguard their children against injury on the playing field, the truth is, if there isn’t a qualified athletic trainer overseeing their student athlete’s care, the child is at significantly higher risk of sustaining a serious injury. Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Catherine Neill Juchheim, my art director at Southern Breeze, the REAL magazine I edit, says that it is essentially up to the A.D. to ride herd over the material as well as the editors and sales people. “Whether it is a duel with the editor (no, 1,000 words of copy will NOT fit there!) or a fight with the sales guys over those last minute ads (and money always wins), it is up to the intrepid art director to make it work.”Anthony Picco, who served as my art director for four years at a not-for-profit, completely understood and agreed with my comments because we respected each other’s profession as well as each other as people. “My job is to make the information in the magazine attractive, readable, and enjoyable,” Tony says. “I fully understand that there are times that business politics dictate cover choices or lead articles. I have no problem accommodating that. In a healthy working relationship, I am happy to listen to editors’ suggestions.”However Tony admits that he prefers less specific comments from his editors (“The cover looks too busy,” or “This article has to look spectacular”). He adds that nothing annoys him more than when an editor tries to do HIS job with the “Make that type red” or “I want the type justified, not flush right.” Or as he puts it: “Nothing drives an art director crazier than an editor who is a frustrated art director.”Another former cohort, Samuel Fontanez, who worked as a staff artist and is now art director of a magazine I used to oversee, took exception to my seemingly iron-fisted management mantra. “While I agree it’s the editor’s job to reel in the A.D. into reality when he thinks they’ve gone too far, [the editor] is not the only person on staff privy to the magazine’s audience,” he says. “Any art director who doesn’t know the audience or industry he or she is doing layouts for is basically a temp who has overstayed his or her welcome. So I think we deserve a little more credit in that area.”John Scott, another former colleague who worked on two monthly publications where I was the managing editor, feels a lot of the issues between editors and their art doyennes are simply due to ego. “I think all editors and art directors have big egos, whether or not they admit it, so naturally there will always be clashes,” John wrote in his response to my initial post. “However, it is the ones on both sides that know how to control their ego and not let it get in the way that are the most successful. It is a team effort and there must be mutual respect and a bit of humility.” John adds that if those egos get out of control, the end product will suffer and the work situation will be miserable. “Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy? That’s always gotten me through plenty of situations.” Many of the initial blog responders took issue to the “art director is always the wife” statement comparing the editor/A.D. relationship to a marriage. Sam was no exception. To wit, he says that if art directors are the wife, “then I suggest we make Lorena Bobbit our patron saint!” (Anyone who doesn’t remember Lorena, Google her. And by the way, Sam … ouch!)Catherine was also not a fan of the husband and wife mentality and stresses equality among the players. “It’s the 21st century now, people; how many wives out there are truly subservient to their husbands?” she ponders. “It’s an equal partnership or else it ends in divorce.”John admitted that the “editor has final say,” but added that doesn’t necessarily mean they are always right. I agree with this sentiment whole-heartedly. In one of my blog comments, I talked about how my art director and I were seemingly up against the editor-in-chief (who had been in that specific industry for over 15 years) and a mousey associate editor regarding a particular cover design. Jonathan, the A.D., created a stunning, emotional visual from an idea I had. Instead, the EIC opted for tired stock art that did nothing for the magazine. [PS: The magazine folded five months later and Jonathan and I are the only ones still working in the magazine industry.]Unlike John, Tony acquiesced: “The editor is always right, in theory,” he says, “but there are ‘Editors from Hell’ and I have worked for some of them. What does an art director do when an editor has no taste whatsoever—not even bad taste—and yet that editor wants to interfere? What do you do with a micromanager editor who believes you can only do your job properly if your hand is held every step of the way, from concept to completion? Ultimately, I have been fortunate—only about 70% of the editors I worked for were insane.”Whether or not an editor is always right, Catherine agrees that it is the editor—not the art director—who has the first and last word with a magazine. “It is the editor who writes or assigns the stories that sets the tone for the art director to follow,” she says. “It is the art director’s vision that brings those stories to life across the pages, but it is the editor’s determination as to whether the art director’s vision is in keeping with the spirit of the editorial written.”Art directors lucky enough to have good editors basically have free reign with the look and feel of a magazine, which comes from mutual respect, according to Catherine. “It’s also an open communication atmosphere where the editor and art director freely share ideas and perhaps even cross the lines of responsibility at times. Mark listens to any story ideas that I might have for Southern Breeze and I listen to him when he has an idea for an image to go along with something he has written. We also tell each other pretty candidly when we think something isn’t going to work, and why. That way, both parties are invested in all aspects of the magazine, and both are driven to produce the best issue they can, time and time again. That is the only way to a successful magazine.”However, an atmosphere where the editor and art director are constantly at odds will only result in a second-rate magazine and a very tense environment. “There is just no way a publication can succeed if the two ‘parents’ are constantly fighting,” Catherine says. “That will just produce a take-side atmosphere and pretty soon the whole office is in an us-versus-them uproar and nothing good will come from that.”And the final word has to go to Catherine: “To the editor who may consider his or her art director a freak or diva: it takes one to know one. And I think Mark would agree!!”Boy do I! Apparently my last blog post—Editors vs. Art Directors—really struck a nerve, judging by the number of responses (22 by my last count). When the attacks got personal (name calling, questioning the legitimacy of my own magazine, etc.) it made me realize that there are some pretty deep-seeded feelings on this issue.The overall point of the last blog was that while the editor and art director are partners, the burden of responsibility always falls onto the editor. I’ve seen a lot more editors than art directors lose their jobs due to a magazine’s poor performance in my career. However, I have routinely seen art directors get the majority—if not all—of the praise for how great a magazine has turned around while the efforts of the editorial staff go totally unnoticed. That said, many of the art directors whom I sent the blog link to agreed with my comments. Maybe it helped that we worked (or still work) together in some capacity, or that they understood, not only where I was coming from, but my healthy attitude toward art directors.
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