Cole snubs Mourinho in picking best Chelsea boss

first_imgAshley Cole has snubbed Jose Mourinho when selecting his favourite Chelsea boss, with Carlo Ancelotti considered to have been the “number one”.The Blues were transformed into a dominant force domestically and serious contenders on the European stage by the legendary Portuguese coach.Cole, though, was to move to Stamford Bridge as Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea began to unravel. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The former England international did taste FA Cup and League Cup successes, but had to wait for a first Premier League title with the Blues.Ancelotti, as part of a double triumph, delivered that and Cole believes the Italian is the finest manager he worked with in west London.An iconic left-back who spent eight years with Chelsea, told the club’s official website when reflecting on his career: “I think the managers who suited my style were more attacking, which is how I had played at Arsenal.“When [Luiz Felipe] Scolari came in I felt at my best. I felt I blossomed under him and got back to playing with confidence.“Ancelotti was my number one. We played with tactics, obviously, but he gave you a freedom and I was able to attack. That double season in 2009-10 was probably my best season.“It was the most I scored in a season, I felt I was unbeatable in defence and was linking up with others well.“I had a great relationship with Florent Malouda on the left wing, JT [John Terry] next to me and Frank [Lampard] on that left side of the midfield three. I was able to make runs in behind and was always in dangerous spots inside the box.”Ashley Cole ChelseaCole, who was a product of Arsenal’s academy system, swapped one London giant for another in the summer of 2006 in a now infamous move.His decision to leave the Gunners was justified as he went on to collect an impressive trophy haul with the Blues, including a Champions League crown, and a man who has now slipped into retirement is happy with his choice.“I felt nerves,” Cole added on joining Chelsea.“I knew a lot of the players, but it was nerve-wracking coming to a new team with a new manager.“I was excited. It was a tough decision to make at the time, but I was eager to get going. I came to the club a little bit angry inside. I wanted to prove what I was worth, that I was good enough to play at the top and I wanted to keep on winning.“The Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ team was a team of winners with big personalities. But over time, the big players were leaving – Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp was finishing, Thierry Henry – and I wanted to be around a team that had that will and desire to win.“I’d played with Frank and John Terry with England, Joe Cole, Wayne Bridge, Shaun Wright-Phillips too, and I liked that mentality. They had won the league back to back and I wanted to be part of it. I was ready for it.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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New Zealand players make sombre homecoming after World Cup blow

first_imgNew Zealand players make sombre homecoming after World Cup blowNew Zealand Cricket chief executive David White had said due to logistical complications it would not be feasible to have a homecoming celebration for the World Cup runners-up team.advertisement Reuters WellingtonJuly 18, 2019UPDATED: July 18, 2019 11:08 IST New Zealand cricketers were shattered after losing the World Cup final due to inferior boundary count. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSA group of rueful New Zealand players touched down on home soil after World Cup defeatPace bowler Trent Boult was among six Black Caps players making a low-key homecoming at AucklandNew Zealand ended up as the runners up of World Cup 2019 due to boundary count ruleA group of rueful New Zealand players touched down on home soil on Thursday, still coming to terms with the gut-wrenching defeat to England in the World Cup final.Pace bowler Trent Boult was among six Black Caps players making a low-key homecoming at Auckland airport, soaking up commiserations from a few fans and well-wishers.The left-armer was still haunted by the deflection off Ben Stokes’s bat in the 50th over that raced to the boundary and helped send the final into a Super Over before England claimed the win on the total boundaries scored.”It’s natural to nitpick, to wonder about all those little things and how it could have been a totally different game,” he told reporters at the airport.”I’ve been living that last over in my mind a lot somehow I got hit for six along the ground which has never happened before.”To see the scores level (after the Super Over) and still lose, yeah, that was a pretty unique situation.”England’s maiden World Cup title denied New Zealand their first but the class shown by Black Caps captain Kane Williamson and his players in defeat generated global acclaim.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she wanted to put on a home-coming celebration for the team but their different schedules and commitments have put the idea on ice for the time being.Boult said he was overwhelmed by the messages of support from the public.”We’ve just been on a plane 15 hours and there were a lot of Kiwis saying we felt for you’,” he said.advertisement”I didn’t really know what to say. Obviously, we’re all hurting and we’re sorry for letting everyone down.”I just want to get home, walk my dog along the beach and try to forget about it but it’s gonna be a hard one to swallow for the next couple of years.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: James Neesham’s childhood coach died during Super OverAlso Read | Sri Lanka Cricket set to make changes to coaching staff after Bangladesh ODI seriesAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow New ZealandFollow Kane Williamsonlast_img read more

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Nova Scotia Music On Tour

first_imgA host of musicians will perform in communities throughout NovaScotia this spring, showcasing some of this province’s well-knownand emerging talent. Details of Nova Scotia Music – On Tour were announced today,March 4, by Rodney MacDonald, Minister of Tourism, Culture andHeritage and Waye Mason, president of the Music IndustryAssociation of Nova Scotia (MIANS). More than 60 musicians will perform in both rural and urbanvenues in all 18 counties in the province. There will be 34performances in 34 communities beginning March 25 and runninguntil May 1. “Nova Scotia’s music industry is a wonderful source ofentertainment and an important part of our cultural life, andit’s a lot more than that. It’s also a major contributor to theeconomy,” said Mr. MacDonald. “The music industry has a lot ofpotential for growth, and that’s what this investment is allabout.” The Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage has invested$150,000 in the music festival, which is managed by MIANS. “This is an exciting project for Nova Scotia’s music industry andwill benefit both musicians and the communities where theyperform,” said Mr. Mason. “This industry has longevity. It is oneof Nova Scotia’s natural and competitive strengths, withmusicians located in every part of the province.” Glace Bay singer, songwriter John Gracie will be one of themusicians taking part in the tour. “I’ve done this type of tour in other parts of the country andapplaud MIANS for bringing together our homegrown talent topresent to Nova Scotia communities. Let’s work together to makethis happen on a regular basis.” Songwriter, guitarist and singer Gordie Sampson, a native of BigPond, Cape Breton, will also be taking part. “I’m excited to bepart of this initiative, to have the opportunity to play foraudiences outside the more populated regions. It can only lead toa wealthier live music situation for Nova Scotia.” Details of Nova Scotia Music – On Tour can be found on the MIANS Nova Scotia Music – On Tour supports Nova Scotia’s first MusicSector Strategy, developed by MIANS. The strategy’s goal is tomake sure resources are in place in Nova Scotia to develop,promote and export talent, rather than having people go elsewhereto further their careers. The government of Nova Scotia isinvesting $3 million over three years in the province’s musicindustry so it can provide more business opportunities across theprovince. website at: www.mians.ca .last_img read more

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BMW expects hit from trade dispute and emissions tests

first_imgFRANKFURT – German luxury automaker BMW said Tuesday that its profits and sales will fall short of its forecasts this year, saying that fear of international trade conflicts has weighed on pricing and citing the impact of new emissions tests on European markets.The profit warning — the second from a major German automaker this year — underlines the difficulties facing the industry in maintaining its record of steadily growing sales and profits.The Munich-based company said that sales revenue in its automotive division would fall slightly compared with last year’s instead of increase, while earnings before tax would be moderately below last year’s 10.66 billion euros ($12.55 billion) instead of roughly in line.A key earnings metric — the operating profit margin — would fall short. BMW predicts a 7 per cent profit margin, below its target range of 8-10 per cent. The figure represents how much the company is making per vehicle, an area that has been a strong point for makers of higher-priced cars.“The continuing international trade conflicts are aggravating the market situation and feeding uncertainty,” the company said in a statement. “These circumstances are distorting demand more than anticipated and leading to pricing pressure in several automotive markets.”The company also said that new, tougher diesel emissions tests in Europe, called WLTP for Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure, have led to market and sales distortions, even though BMW has managed to implement the new standard ahead of time. Auto registrations soared in Europe in August as companies unloaded noncompliant vehicles before the new standard came into force on Sept. 1 and made them unsellable, often in the form of fleet or rental sales.The company also cited costs for warranty actions. In August, it announced a recall of 324,000 due to a defect that could cause vehicle fires.BMW is facing some of the same headwinds that led competitor Daimler to issue a profit warning in June. Analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein said that the price pressure from competitors Audi and Daimler’s Mercedes selling off vehicles ahead of the emissions deadline should be temporary. “The fact that some German companies have screwed up WLTP testing and are now offering discounts on pre-registered cars is not a sign of the consumer rolling over,” they wrote in an email. If the testing issue passes “and 2019 demand remains intact, earnings should stabilize.”Shares in BMW dropped about 5 per cent after the announcement.last_img read more

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Names released of 3 charged with animal cruelty at dairy

FAIR OAKS, Ind. — Authorities have released the names of three former employees of a large northwestern Indiana dairy farm who were charged with animal cruelty following the release of undercover video showing workers kicking and throwing calves.The Newton County Sheriff’s Office says officers are searching for the suspects in the alleged animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms.Video released last week by the animal rights group Animal Recovery Mission shows calves being thrown and kicked in the head at the popular agritourism destination.Police identified the men Tuesday as 31-year-old Santiago Ruvalcaba Contreros, 36-year-old Edgar Gardozo Vazquez and 38-year-old Miguel Angel Navarro Serrano.Prosecutors charged them Monday with misdemeanour beating of a vertebrate animal. Arrest warrants were issued for them. It’s unclear if they have attorneys who could speak on their behalf.The Associated Press read more

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March Break Zika warning

A new study finds that some Canadian travellers are being hit hard with the Zika virus.The Canadian Medical Association Journal conducted Zika research with over 1,000 affected Canadians, a few of whom experienced a serious and less common medical condition.It is well known that Zika virus is predominantly dangerous for pregnant women, or couples who want to conceive in the near future but a new study shows that of 1,118 Canadian travellers, 41 were diagnosed with Zika and 2 of those people experienced much more than just the run of the mill symptoms.About 5% developed a severe complication of Zika virus, that’s been described previously, known as Guillain-barre syndrome. Guillain-barre syndrome is a neurological complication where the body’s immune system attacks the nerve cells.In some extreme cases it could also cause temporary paralysis. This study comes just before March Break, a time when many Canadians are getting ready to jet off to a sunny destination. Trip Central’s, Diane Beltrano, says the countries with Zika virus are some of the most popular March Break getaways.According to Beltrano, “The Zika virus at this point is pretty much spread through out the Caribbean, Mexico, Central, South America.. which is predominantly where we are booking vacation travel.”If you are planning a vacation to a Zika affected country, and there’s a possibility that you could become pregnant before then, Beltrano says you should invest in travel insurance. “And specifically insurance that covers cancellation for any reason. If its just straight trip cancellation and its for unexpected, this would not be a covered risk.”Beltrano says because Zika is now a well known virus, insurance companies no longer consider it a justifiable unexpected reason to cancel a trip. If you are heading to a Zika effected country this March Break, take mosquito repellent and protect yourself from exposure. read more

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UN Envoy to visit Myanmar next week to aid confidencebuilding talks

“The Secretary-General hopes that Mr. Razali’s mission will provide the process with a fresh momentum to assist the two sides to develop their confidence-building talks into a more substantive dialogue in the near future,” the spokesperson said in a statement.During Mr. Razali’s trip, from 19 to 22 March, he is slated to meet with Government leaders, including Senior General Than Shwe, Prime Minister and Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC).The Special Envoy is also expected to hold talks with senior members of the National League for Democracy (NLD), including its General Secretary, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.This will be Mr. Razali’s seventh mission since he was appointed the Special Envoy in April 2000. read more

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INTERVIEW UN can be platform for solutions for global challenges says outgoing

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) consults with senior adviser Robert Orr during the Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Cannes, France, in November 2011. UN Photo/Evan SchneiderThe fact that we were also able to, in the 2005 Summit, get governments to agree to double the budget of the Human Rights Commissioner to support this big new vision – that there would be universal peer review of all governments of each other – it showed that a big move was possible and again, it was an area in human rights that was considered so conflictual, it was the proverbial third rail that you weren’t supposed to touch. Today there is a vibrant, real human rights debate, not only in the Human Rights Council, but now the [High] Commissioner for Human Rights and the whole human rights system, with the [Human] Rights Up Front approach of the Secretary-General… We’re seeing human rights back in the forefront across the width and the breadth of the UN’s work. That’s a big deal.The one other area I’d note is an area that the UN has done a lot of work in trying to nurture countries back to health after a conflict. But the peacebuilding architecture that was built in the wake of the 2005 Summit is a reform that is still in process, but I think is quite significant. That we have to work with countries not just years but decades after they’ve been through a major conflict. We have gotten better at helping countries get out of the intensive care unit, but then you need some palliative care and some long-term care. And the fact that now we have countries that are major contributors, putting people and money and experience to bear on other countries’ problems, when they just a few short years ago were the ones that were in the intensive care unit, that’s incredibly gratifying and it’s a UN reform story that I don’t think people think of as reform. But by building that new architecture, the UN is now able to help fill a space that was previously quite empty.UN News Centre: You’ve played a major role in the Secretary-General’s efforts on climate change. How best can the UN contribute to addressing this challenge?Robert Orr: The Secretary-General’s climate change summit just last week was truly historic. And it was not just historic because it had the largest gathering of world leaders and the largest gathering of international capital and of CEOs of major corporations from around the world. It was historic because of the nature of the interaction and the commitments between the governmental leaders, the finance leaders, the civil society leaders and the corporate leaders. The fact that the UN can be a platform for solutions on the ground, not just a place that passes resolutions and negotiates treaties, but actually builds the community of practice that can actually solve the problem. Speaking with the UN News Centre on the eve of his return to academia, Mr. Orr reflects on his 10 years with the world body, including some of the important initiatives he was involved with, what has surprised him the most, what will stay with him long after he leaves, and what makes the UN “a very special place.” UN News Centre: What motivated you to work at the United Nations?Robert Orr: The United Nations is unique. It’s the home of the peoples of the world. When I was invited to come by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, it’s an invitation you can’t say no to… come to try to help solve the big problems of the world… I was just crazy enough and just ambitious enough to want to do exactly that.UN News Centre: What was your first impression of the Organization when you began working here? Robert Orr: The United Nations in 2004 was an Organization under siege. The United States had issues with the Organization relating to the war in Iraq. There were great divisions in the Security Council around the war in Iraq. The ‘oil-for-food’ programme and all of the controversies around that had a sense of a siege mentality inside building. So when I came, I remember thinking how much good the Organization could be doing but that it was spending all of its time defending itself. And the fact that multilateralism and the United Nations was on trial seemed exactly backwards to me. So [I was] coming in with a bit of a fresh view and a fresh wind to try to defend not just multilateralism but the good that this Organization can do.UN News Centre: And how do you view the Organization now? Robert Orr: The UN in 2014 is a very different place than it was in 2004. Partly, I think the UN has grown into dealing with global issues in a way that has far surpassed the reach of the Organization in 2004 – from climate change to catalysing progress on the full range of the Millennium Development Goals. The UN has reached into parts of the world on issues and with communities and constituencies that we just didn’t have a decade ago when I came here. Robert Orr (second from right) joins fellow UN staff at the People’s Climate March held in New York City in September 2014 which drew some 310,000 people. UN Photo/Mark GartenAnd a problem the size of climate change is not easy to solve. So the fact that not only everyone came together here at the UN, but that they agreed to move significant amounts of their capital from ‘dirty investments’ to clean investments – over $200 billion pledged to move in the next 14 months. The idea that the UN can actually move markets – real-world financial markets, real-world investment markets – shows that there’s a power in this Organization in bringing everyone together that we’ve long undervalued and underutilized. But now the Secretary-General has seen very clearly that that is possible and the fact that climate change will only be able to be addressed bringing all these players to bear, that’s an exciting new frontier for the UN.UN News Centre: What will you miss most about working for the United Nations? Robert Orr: The people. The UN is a great Organization with a great purpose. But it would really, truly just be a building or a series of buildings if it weren’t that it attracts not only the best and brightest from around the world but the most committed, the most passionate. And the people that quite frankly could do a lot of other things… they could make a lot of money… they could run their own governments. But they choose to be here at the United Nations. They choose to work in the house of the world’s peoples, not just in their own country or in their own interests. It makes it a very special place, that community, even family. There is such a thing as a UN family, and it suffers together sometimes, it celebrates together. But certainly, I will miss the incredible family of the United Nations. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre right) confers with Robert Orr (centre left) and other senior members of his staff before attending the second annual meeting of the International Development Finance Club in Washington, D.C. in October 2013. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeUN News Centre: Is there an experience or a person you met or a place you visited as part of your work that will stay with you forever?Robert Orr: Quite a few actually… while I can think of many people in many places, maybe the most searing memory is when the Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon] visited the island nation of Kiribati in the Pacific. We were doing a town hall meeting in a village that was flooded regularly, virtually every night, and where the villagers really had nowhere to go. And the issue that we were going to Kiribati to address is the issue of climate change. In a town hall meeting, a young girl raised her hand and asked the Secretary-General ‘Sir, what will become of us?’ It was so profound and so direct. She did not have the answer, nor did the elders in her village have the answer. And she was turning to the Secretary-General and to the United Nations, not just to answer the question but to actually address the issue. That sense of responsibility sat very heavily with the Secretary-General and I will say with me, personally. It’s quite a motivator when you see the people affected by a problem that really only the United Nations can solve. It puts quite a burden on your shoulders.UN News Centre: You served as an adviser on a range of issues. Is there any particular issue on which the UN produced outcomes that surprised you? Robert Orr: Absolutely, terrorism and counter-terrorism. When I started working on terrorism and trying to find a way that the UN could get a consensus on an approach to addressing terrorism, I was told in no uncertain terms by many Governments ‘don’t even try… we’re not going to agree on this issue… we have agreed to disagree.’ But I disagreed with their agreement to disagree. We surveyed what Governments could agree on [regarding] terrorism and from that, we built up a global strategy on counter-terrorism. Robert Orr (left) speaks at the launch of a new publication of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, “Criminal Justice Response to Support Victims of Acts of Terrorism,” in November 2011. UN Photo/JC McIlwaineWhat surprised me was that at the end of the day, we not just had a good debate, which I thought we could generate, but there was actual agreement on a global counter-terrorism strategy that included all, at that time, 192 governments – a consensus resolution that was very substantive and very real. And the fact that now there is a Counter-terrorism Centre at the UN, with over $150 million of voluntary funding, to address counter-terrorism needs on the ground that stretch from addressing the conditions conducive to terrorism all the way to protecting human rights in the fight against terrorism…And the world’s governments all agreed to do this together on one of the most sensitive and conflictive issues up until that time. I think it just shows that sometimes the UN has to be bold. If you identify the right problem and you work hard enough and build the coalitions, things are possible that in the beginning a lot of people say are impossible. UN News Centre: UN reform has been such a big issue during your time here. What would you say have been the most important changes that have taken place?Robert Orr: The parts of UN reform that I feel most strongly about and the ones that I was most directly involved in are those relating to big architectural changes because there are many kinds of reform that make the Organization work better, work more efficiently. In 2004, the basis of intergovernmental human rights in the UN was extremely damaged; it was weak; there was no consensus. The Human Rights Commission had really fallen into disrepair. The proposal that the Secretary-General put to the Member States – to de-commission the Human Rights Commission, which was really considered very radical at the time, and to create in its place a Human Rights Council that would have different membership, different rules of the road – managed to rebuild the consensus that human rights are a concern for all governments in the world… read more

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Mike Tysons Visa Cancelled New Zealand Show Off

Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight boxing champion-turned-actor, had his visa cancelled after the organization that invited him to New Zealand withdrew its support for his visit.Kate Wilkinson, the nation’s associate immigration minister, made the decision to cancel Tyson’s visa after it had been issued so he could fulfill a speaking engagement in September, according to the Associated Press.Wilkinson, said she overruled the decision an immigration officer had made a day earlier when the charitable group changed its mind about Tyson’s visit, ordering Tyson’s visa canceled.The charity, Life Education Trust, originally supported the trip, which Wilkinson said helped tipped the scales in Tyson’s favor to get a visa. Tyson is a convicted rapist who spent three years in prison, and who disgusted the masses by biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear, among other ignoble acts, originally was OK with Tyson coming in,  despite his hard-to-fathom past. But Wilkinson saw it differently, and called the decision to revoke Tyson a visa “a finely balanced call.”Aside from his scheduled talk to the Life Education Trust, the boxer-turned-actor had another ulterior motive to his trip to New Zealand. He was scheduled to perform his one-man show called Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.Tyson has actually become somewhat of a theater buff, telling The Telegraphthat his next career move would be on the stage rather than in the ring. He said he is ready to cast aside his tough public persona and instead chase another recently discovered passion..“I want to dance and sing. I want to do some dancing and singing musicals,” Tyson said during a visit to Hong Kong. Interesting for a boxer who did little dancing in the ring.In any case, the people of New Zealand will have to wait at least a little longer to meet Mike Tyson, thespian. read more

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Amazing hospital staff help fulfil dying girls magical last wish

first_imgTo a wonderful family & little girl. Thanks for letting us share this moment & southhampton gen too @Dvavangas https://t.co/BCq8fxcQ2M— NHS Million (@NHSMillion) August 20, 2016 Evelyn rose  She told the BBC the experience was “truly magical”, adding the NHS is “totally amazing”. Evelyn died two days after the swim, with her mum adding in a Facebook post: “We do not have enough words or tears to express our grief. Sleep well darling girl. We love you so much.”The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust said: “Everyone involved with Evelyn’s care is delighted they were able to provide such a special experience for her and her family.”  Last year,  these kind-hearted nurses arranged for a dying cancer patient to see his favourite horse one last time.  Ms Vavangas explained: “The most incredible team at Southampton General Hospital paediatric department pulled out every stop, overcame every hurdle, ignored everyone who said ‘it can’t be done’ to give our baby girl, and us an incredible memory. A swim. The first ever child to go for a swim ventilated.”She added: “Countless people were involved to make this happen and Elliot Nolan and I are just – speechless with gratitude. From the physio team who brought it together, to the doctors, nurses and consultants who considered every angle and saw it through, to the technicians who overcome the most ridiculous challenge that we set them.“Everyone was incredible and as a result have given us the most unbelievable memory. Thank you. Words will never be enough.” The couple paid tribute to Southampton General Hospital’s paediatric department for “pulling out every stop” for their terminally ill daughter who was receiving palliative care.She was able to swim with her family despite being in intensive care after staff specially adapted a ventilator. Debbie, 41, said her daughter smiled the whole time during the swim and praised hospital staffCredit:Solent  A family has thanked caring hospital staff for their ‘incredible’ efforts in helping them fulfil their baby girl’s final wish.Debbie Vavangas and her husband Elliot Nolan were able to swim with their four-year-old girl Evelyn Rose, who had a complex seizure disorder, one final time. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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PPD Zagreb sign Serbian right back Nikola Potic

← Previous Story SWISS PLAY-OFF: Pfadi Winterthur break in Schaffhausen for 2:2 in series Next Story → King’s Cup 2018: Puente Genil sent Granollers home The Croatian champions RK PPD Zagreb have signed three-years contract with Nikola Potic.The 24-years old Serbian right back coming from the Spanish team Cangas Morazzo, where he spent last two seasons.Potic will join renovated squad of Croatian champions who will get a new coach in the upcoming weeks.The 200cm tall Potic has experience of playing at VELUX EHF Champions League with RK Partizan, but also ASOBAL with Puente Genil, Gijon and Morrazo…. Nikola PoticRK PPD Zagreb read more

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Cameron not backing down from EU showdown over Junker vote

first_imgBRITISH PRIME MINISTER David Cameron said Jean-Claude Juncker is the “wrong person” to head the European Commission, as he arrived for an EU leader’s summit in Brussels.The meeting is expected to overwhelmingly confirm the former Luxembourg prime minister’s appointment.“He is not the right person to take this organisation forward,” Cameron insisted.The British Prime Minister is expected to force a vote on the issue as EU leaders meet today.Speaking in the Dáil this week, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he expected Junker to be confirmed as the nominee.He said that, though he was aware of reservations in the UK, he was confident the Luxembourg politician had both “the qualities and experience required for the job”.The disagreement comes a month after anti-EU parties made sweeping gains in European elections, with outright victories for the UK Independence Party in Britain and the National Front in France.German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe’s most powerful leader, yesterday urged EU colleagues to “compromise” with Britain to defuse tensions.Away from disagreements over top jobs, European leaders are also set to discuss the conflict playing out on their doorsteps in Ukraine.Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova are set to sign landmark association and free trade accords with the EU.The pact, which will be signed by Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko, has been at the heart of a months-long crisis in Ukraine and is fiercely opposed by Russia.Moscow said yesterday that it hopes to be able to raise its concerns over the agreement in talks between officials this week ahead of a ministerial meeting next month.Includes reporting from AFP.Read: Burton vs. White: 9 things we learned from the fifth and final Labour hustingsRead: The Enda Selfie to Enda All Enda Selfieslast_img read more

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Continuous snow to hit Ireland as Beast from the East clashes with

first_img Share468 Tweet Email14 Short URL 143,230 Views Image: RollingNews.ie Feb 27th 2018, 2:19 PM 150 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3874853 The 48-hour Met Éireann forecast will have kicked in and we will be making serious consideration on the Status Red for Friday.Cusack said gale force winds of up to 110km/h could occur over the coming days.Looking forward to the weekend, Cusack said the worst of the snow will end by Friday, however, Saturday and Sunday look “fairly wintry with some very challenging weather” expected.AdviceSean Hogan from NECG confirmed that extra beds will be made available for rough sleepers over the coming days. However, he did not confirm a number.He also stressed that it is too early to make any major decisions in relation to school closures or employees going to work. He said further advice will be issued tomorrow.“In relation to schools, for tomorrow, we expect school transport and public transport to run, subject to local conditions,” Hogan said.“In these circumstances, it will be up to schools to consider if it will be ok to open. We will review that situation tomorrow.”Hogan warned householders not to keep their taps running with water in the coming days, as it will waste needed supplies in the reservoirs.“Do not leave taps running at the moment. You’re taking the water from everybody else if you do that,” he said.Read: Pharmacists urge people to ensure they have ‘supply of essential medicines’ before storm hitsMore: Minister tells older people to stock up on fuel now and pay later By Hayley Halpin Since Met Eireann has introduced the colour coding system, it has never issued a Status Red snow warning, Cusack says pic.twitter.com/B7GsWZz9i8— Hayley Halpin (@HayleyHalpin1) February 27, 2018 ‘Continuous snow’ to hit Ireland as Beast from the East clashes with Storm Emma Gale force winds of up to 110km/h could occur over the coming days, Met Éireann has warned. Commenting on the possibility of a Status Red warning, Cusack said they will have a clearer idea of whether one will be issued by midday tomorrow. Source: Hayley Halpin/Twitter Image: RollingNews.ie THE COUNTRY IS set to be hit with “continuous snow” as polar Siberia air clashes with the incoming Storm Emma over the coming days, Met Éireann’s Evelyn Cusack has warned.A polar vortex from Siberia, referred to as “the Beast from the East”, is expected to bring heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions on Thursday and Friday.Speaking to the media following a National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) meeting this morning, Cusack warned of heavy snowfall hitting Ireland by Thursday night.The cold polar air has already hit Ireland and it is expected to produce some isolated snow and hail showers tonight. Met Éireann says the snow could accumulate to potentially disruptive levels, with Leinster being the worst hit area. Temperatures will drop to as low as -6 degrees.Further scattered falls of snow are forecast across Ireland tomorrow. These showers will be heaviest and most frequent across the eastern half of the country, according to Met Éireann. Daytime temperatures will range between -1 and 2 degrees, however gusty easterly winds will make it feel colder.However, the worst of this week’s weather isn’t due to hit the country until Thursday, when Storm Emma, which is approaching from the west, combines with the current polar air over Ireland.“As Emma moves in, it’s going to clash with the cold polar air and that’s going to produce the continuous snow that we are forecasting for Thursday evening, Thursday night and Friday,” Cusack said.Status Red predictionsA Status Orange snow-ice warning has already been issued for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Louth, Wicklow and Meath. The warning will be valid from 3pm today until 11am on Wednesday.It has been predicted that a red weather alert could be put in place for later in the week. The last time a code red was issued was for Storm Ophelia in October 2017. Tuesday 27 Feb 2018, 2:19 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Man dies in fiery twovehicle crash in Bonsall

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Man dies in fiery, two-vehicle crash in Bonsall July 3, 2018 BONSALL (KUSI) – A fiery crash that killed a man on state Route 76 in Bonsall and was originally believed to be a single-vehicle crash in fact involved another driver, officials said Tuesday.California Highway Patrol dispatchers received a call reporting a vehicle veering off Route 76 at Thoroughbred Lane just after 3:35 p.m. Monday.The vehicle erupted in flames, burning both the car and nearby brush, according to the CHP.For unknown reasons, the man, who was driving a 2016 Lexus, collided with the rear of a 2018 Chevy driven by a woman going about 50 mph, CHP officer Kevin Smale said.After colliding with the Chevy, the Lexus veered off the roadway, down a dirt embankment and slammed into a concrete drainage wall.The Lexus caught fire after colliding with the wall and the car quickly became engulfed in flames with the driver still inside, Smale said.The identity of the man who died at the scene remains undetermined.The woman driving the 2018 Chevy remained at the scene until CHP arrived.CHP officers are investigating the collision. KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 3, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Asda reports a 125 mean gender pay gap

first_imgRetail organisation Asda has reported a 12.5% mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay across its 149,000 UK employees as at April 2017.The organisation has reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and ahead of the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018.The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the difference between both the mean and median hourly rate of pay for male and female full-time employees; the difference between both the mean bonus pay and median bonus pay for male and female employees; the proportions of male and female employees who were awarded bonus pay; and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.Asda’s median gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay as at April 2017 is 8.9%.Its mean gender pay gap for bonuses paid in the year to April 2017 is 52.5%, and the median gender pay gap for bonus payments is 21.5%. Over this period, 88.3% of female employees received a bonus payment compared to 85.3% of male employees.More than a third (34.7%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Asda are female, compared to 56.4% in the second quartile, 64.6% in the third quartile and 70% in the lowest pay quartile. Of its 149,000 UK-based employees, 57% are women.Asda attributes its bonus gender pay gap to the fact that more men are working in senior job roles than women. Currently, 35% of the organisation’s senior leadership positions are fulfilled by female employees, which is an increase of 4% from the 31% of senior leadership positions occupied by women in 2014.Asda’s analysis shows that 86% of its employee population are hourly-paid, store-based employees who are paid set hourly rates. Calculating its gender pay gap data relating to these set rates alone, Asda’s mean gender pay gap is 0.7% and its median gender pay gap is 0%. Additional analysis by Asda demonstrates that if full-time equivalent normalisation is applied to its bonus data, the organisation’s median gender pay gap for bonus pay is 5%.To address its gender pay gap, Asda has introduced policies to encourage employees to consider gender diversity in relation to talent planning for all job roles, and to identify opportunities to accelerate female development through targeted talent pipeline programmes. Furthermore, the organisation has flexible working policies that are eligible for all staff.All employees participate in inclusion training, and unconscious bias awareness training will have been rolled out to all managers by mid-2018. Asda also hosts a global Women in Leadership programme, which shares international best practice on activities to drive gender balance and development, as well as provides mentoring opportunities for female talent. Currently, the programme has a 75% female and 25% male membership.Hayley Tatum, senior vice president of people at Asda, said: “Rates of pay and access to benefits and opportunities are the same at Asda, regardless of gender. [While] our gender pay gap is better than the national average, we recognise that, like many businesses, we have challenges when it comes to female representation in more senior roles, and that is something we’re committed to addressing.”last_img read more

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Infosys to digitally transform Finnish postal company Posti

first_imgREUTERS/Abhishek N. ChinnappaInfosys has been chosen by Posti as its partner to digitize its business and IT services. The Finland-based postal service company will be taking the help of the Indian IT and consultation giant to change its infrastructure to a flexible IT service model.Infosys will be taking initiatives to create a cloud workspace to help Posti reduce cost and increase efficiency by minimising error with the help of an end-to-end encrypted technology-led business. Additionally, it will be building a proper command centre to provide a transparent interface that will allow a smooth user experience.Infosys will also help the Finnish company to use robotics and artificial intelligence in their work sphere; it would help in enhancing Posti’s ability to respond to changes in customer needs.”With our diversified experience in the postal and logistics industry, we look forward to partnering with Posti in the journey to help realise its strategic goals of digital transformation and operational excellence. Our digital capabilities and solutions will help Posti enrich customer experiences while strengthening its competitive differentiation,” said Karmesh Vaswani, Executive Vice President and Global Head for Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods and Logistics at Infosys, Mint reports.The partnership with Infosys will help Posti grow digitally and will help the company get better with core applications and fulfil their customer needs faster.Infosys has been successful in completing many ventures of digitalizing companies before.Some of the lists are as follows:Infosys had partnered with ValGenesis to enable digitisation in life sciences.Proximus partnered with Infosys to simplify and digitize its enterprise solutions ecosystem to provide superior customer experienceCalix partnered Infosys to create advanced network serviceslast_img read more

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Khaleda bail plea rejected by Narail court

first_imgKhaleda has been in jail since 8 February. File photoA court in Narail on Tuesday denied bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over her ‘derogatory remarks’ against freedom fighters.Judge Sheikh Abdul Ahad of district and sessions judge court passed the order after hearing the bail petition.On 30 May, the judge set the date (Tuesday) following the petition filed by BNP’s international affairs secretary Masud Ahmed Talukder.On 21 December 2015, Khaleda Zia at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh raised questions about the actual number of liberation war martyrs saying, “There’re controversies over how many were martyred in the liberation war. There’re also many books and documents on the controversies.Reacting over the Khaleda’s remark, Raihan Farooque Imam of Naragati filed a case with the Cognisance Court on 24 December 2015.last_img read more

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Israel arrests Palestinian minister

first_imgMembers of the Israeli security forces enter the east Jerusalem Arab neighbourhood of Issawiya amidst clashes with Palestinian protesters following Friday prayers on 28 June 2019, after a Palestinian demonstrator died from injuries sustained the previous day. Photo: AFPIsraeli police said Sunday they had detained and were questioning the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs, while a source close to the official said he was arrested in his home.Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs Fadi al-Hadami was detained and was being questioned for “activities in Jerusalem”, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.Hadami’s arrest was most likely due to recent activities that have included accompanying Chile’s president during a visit to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque complex, a source close to the minister told AFP.On Tuesday, Hadami was seen alongside Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on a tour of the flashpoint holy site, enraging Israel, which said it constituted a violation of regulations and a breach of understandings reached with Santiago for the head of state’s visit.The status of Al-Aqsa, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and located above the Western Wall, is one of the most sensitive issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.It is the holiest site in Judaism and the third-holiest for Muslims after Mecca and Medina, administered by the Muslim Waqf but secured by Israeli police.Chile later said Pinera’s visit was private, with Hadami’s presence not part of official protocol.The arrest follows days of violent unrest in Jerusalem.Overnight Saturday, Israeli police “continued dealing with riots and disturbances in a number of neighbourhoods when stones were thrown at officers and fireworks fired at them,” Rosenfeld said in a statement.Two officers were wounded and six suspects arrested, Rosenfeld said.The continued unrest follows the shooting of a 20-year-old Palestinian in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya by Israeli police, after he had allegedly thrown fireworks at them.The young man, identified as Mohammed Obeid, died of his wounds, according to the Palestinian health ministry.Israel occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War. It later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the international community.Israel sees all of Jerusalem as its undivided capital, while the Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.last_img read more

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Transgender player Hannah Mouncey hits out at Australian Football League

first_imgAustralian transgender football player Hannah Mouncey (right) on the pitch in May. (Photo: Facebook) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The 28-year-old said self-reporting blood testing had taken ‘an enormous toll’ on Twitter.‘Essentially, the toll of doing this on my own has ended up being far too great’, she wrote.Last year, Mouncey was denied permission to enter the AFLW draft. The governing body of the sport, the Australian Football League, ruled Mouncey’s testosterone levels made her ineligible to play in the women’s leagues.But the AFL in February ruled that Mouncey would be able to play in any state leagues that fall under the AFL umbrella.Under AFL guidelines, trans or non-binary athletes must submit medical records to show testosterone levels below a certain level for 24 months. They must also submit a range of other athletic data.‘The AFL has treated me like shit’, she said. ‘With every effort made to wear me down to a point where I couldn’t continue’.Please follow the next few posts, I won’t be commenting further on it at this stage pic.twitter.com/rUY2iSeC8k eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) — Hannah Mouncey (@HannahMouncey) September 9, 2018Mouncey also shared a number of documents to prove her eligibility to play.Walk the walkSenator Janet Rice, Australian Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson, slammed AFL  for failing to protect LGBTI equality.‘Hannah Mouncey’s experience shows when push comes to shove, they’re not prepared to walk the walk’, said Rice in a statement released Monday (10 September).‘The discrimination Hannah has faced through this whole ordeal is indicative of an organisation struggling with fear and ignorance’, the senator also said.In June, Mouncey challenged AFL to formulate a policy on transgender players. She threatened to complain to Australia’s Human Rights Commission.More from Gay Star NewsWorld’s first trans football referee to take to the pitch todayAdam Rippon shares body shaving tips with football star Danny Amendola in thirsty new adWould Paddy Power have had better luck trying to find bisexual football players?Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey announced on Sunday (9 September) she will be dropping out of the draft for the Australian Football League Women’s (AFLW). GAYSTARNEWS- Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/transgender-player-hannah-mouncey-hits-out-at-australian-football-league/last_img read more

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first_img News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more July 1, 2009 – Elekta has formed an investment company, Global Medical Investments “GMI”, with Swedfund International AB for financing and establishment of cancer care projects in developing countries.Global Medical Investments, GMI, will invest, develop and support the establishment of cancer management programs in developing countries across the world in cooperation with local healthcare providers and partners.Through GMI, Swedfund and Elekta will be able to provide technology and competence for advanced cancer management. Elekta and Swedfund will each invest up to USD 10 M in GMI. Through this initiative Elekta will also strengthen its presence in countries where the company has limited business activities.GMI is currently in the final stage of development of the first sophisticated radiotherapy center in Accra, Ghana. This is developed in close collaboration with Scandinavian Care Projects AB, which is leading this project, and with local partners. The cancer center is expected to initiate treatment in the first half of 2010, and will give the people in Ghana access to effective and cost efficient cancer treatment with Elekta’s latest technology.“We believe that this investment, with Swedish expertise in healthcare and medical technology, will contribute to increased availability of advanced medical care. Swedfund participated in the financing of the first GammaKnife in Africa, which is located in Egypt, and we are very pleased by this extended cooperation which we believe will lead to many new cancer centers in developing countries,” saids Björn Blomberg, managing director of Swedfund. For more information: www.swedfund.se and www.elekta.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | June 30, 2009 Elekta Forms Fund for Cancer Care in Developing Countries Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more last_img read more

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