Maharashtra PG medical, dental admissions: SC extends deadline to June 14

first_imgThe Supreme Court on June 4 directed the Maharashtra government to hold the last round of counselling for postgraduate medical and dental seats by June 14. It ordered the State to give wide publicity to the extension of the admissions deadline from June 4 to 14. It said no other court would entertain petitions filed on this matter.The order by a Vacation Bench led by Justice Indu Malhotra follows an interim direction last month to the State to not implement the 10% economic quota for the admissions for the 2019-20 academic year. The Maharashtra government issued notifications dated February 12 and March 7 last to implement the 10% reservation for the economically deprived classes. They were stayed by the apex court in a recent order.On June 4, the court slammed the government for “creating a mess” and troubling candidates who aspire to get their postgraduation. It clarified that candidates would not be allowed to change preferences made at the time of filling up the admission forms.May 31 directiveOn May 31, the court directed the government to complete the counselling process and come up with revised merit list for admissions after removing seats allotted under the 10% Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota to 25 students. The then Vacation Bench headed by Justice M.R. Shah asked the State to complete the counselling process by June 4. It pulled up the government for overreaching its May 30 order against the implementation of 10% EWS quota.On May 30, the court passed an interim direction that the 10% quota introduced through the two notifications will not apply for this academic year, the process for which had began in November 2018.By the 103rd constitutional amendment, Article 16 (6) was inserted allowing the States to make “any provision for the reservation of appointments or posts in favour of any economically weaker sections of citizens other than the classes mentioned in clause (4), in addition to the existing reservation and subject to a maximum of ten per cent of the posts in each category.”The May 30 interim direction came on a plea filed by a student, Rajat Rajendra Agrawal, from the general category questioning whether the constitutional amendment would apply to an ongoing admission process that had started well before the coming into force of the amendment (January, 2019) and the two notifications.last_img read more

(REOPENS BOM18)

first_img“I am not (American illusionist) David Copperfield. I dont have a magic wand. I dont try to change the actions of bowlers. A couple of them are like (former South African all rounder) Mike Procter, bowling off the wrong foot. The biggest thing in sport is the unknown factor. Its the variety that makes the difference,” the Sydney-born ex-player explained.Three Mumbai bowlers – David Mathias, Prisith Krishna and Tushar Deshpande – have been picked by the bowling foundation who will train at the Australian Cricket Academy with that countrys bowlers.Another bowler – Minad Manjrekar – has missed the chance to train in Australia as he did not possess a valid passport, it was announced.After the end of the two-week second season of coaching camp, eight fast bowlers would be shortlisted to attend a further three-week training session next month in Bengaluru with Thomson along with bowlers from Karnataka, it was announced.”This year the team has undertaken a rigorous talent identification exercise. We are confident that the combination of great talent and legendary player (Thomson) as coach can bring path-breaking results for the Indian cricket landscape,” said IDBI Federal Life Insurances CEO, Vignesh Shahane.”The Foundation played its part in Mumbais success story this season in Ranji Trophy, in Irani Cup where it dominated for four of the five days of the game and in the under 19 tournament,” he added. PTI SSR NRB BS BS BASlast_img read more

Blues Beat Sharks, March On To Stanley Cup Final

first_imgST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades.Pretty sweet moment for Vladimir Tarasenko and Co.David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the Blues eliminated the San Jose Sharks with a 5-1 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference final Tuesday night.Tarasenko, Brayden Schenn and Tyler Bozak also scored for St. Louis, which will face the Boston Bruins for the championship. Ivan Barbashev got an empty-netter with 2:15 left, Ryan O’Reilly had three assists and Binnington stopped 25 shots.“We always believed we could do this,” said Tarasenko, who had a point in every game of the series. “But it’s still an unbelievable feeling.”St. Louis won three consecutive games to advance to the franchise’s first Cup Final since 1970. That series also pitted the Blues against the Bruins.Game 1 is Monday night in Boston.Laura Branigan’s “Gloria” blared over the speakers at the Blues’ home arena after the latest victory on an improbable run from last in the NHL Jan. 3 to one of the last two teams standing. The turnaround came after Craig Berube replaced Mike Yeo as coach in November and Binnington took over as the starting goaltender in January.“We always had the talent,” said Doug Armstrong, the general manager and president of hockey operations for the Blues. “But we were finding ways to lose games instead of winning them. They turned it around and just haven’t stopping going.”Berube gave his team credit for working its way through a coaching change and several months of disappointing play.“We were trying to get on the right track,” Berube said. “Once we got going in January and February, I knew we had a good hockey team. Once you get into the playoffs anything can happen — and it did.”Blues defenseman Colton Parayko said it was a matter of confidence.“We all bought in and eventually we figured out just how good we can be,” he said. “It’s a tight-knit group. But that adversity, it made us work harder for each other.”San Jose played without injured forwards Joe Pavelski and Tomas Hertl and defenseman Erik Karlsson. Injury attrition played a role for the Sharks, who played seven games in each of the first two rounds.Dylan Gambrell scored his first career goal for San Jose, which lost for the first time in five elimination games this postseason. Martin Jones made 14 stops.St. Louis grabbed control with a fast start.Perron tipped in Sammy Blais’ shot just 92 seconds into the game. Tarasenko made it 2-0 with a well-placed wrist shot at 16:16.Tarasenko got his eighth goal of the postseason just seven seconds after San Jose forward Barclay Goodrow was sent off for tripping.Gambrell converted a breakaway along the right wing 6:40 into the second period. Joonas Donskoi set up the play with a long stretch pass.Gambrell’s goal came just seconds after Jones stopped Pat Maroon from close range. It also stopped the Sharks’ scoring drought at 99 minutes, 32 seconds.Schenn pushed the lead to 3-1 with a power-play goal 12:47 into the second. He pounced on the rebound of a shot by Alex Pietrangelo for his first goal in 14 games.Bozak scored on a feed from Perron in the third period for a 4-1 lead.Binnington improved to 12-7 with his second straight strong effort. He made 21 saves in a 5-0 win in Game 4 on Sunday.The 25-year-old Binnington stopped Evander Kane on the doorstep midway through the third. He also denied Logan Couture on a breakaway later in the period.“It’s excitement and relief,” Binnington said. “We put in all the work. It’s pretty special. The final minutes, counting down and how loud it was in the rink, it was a special moment.”The Sharks took a 2-1 lead in the series, but were outscored 12-2 in losing the final three games.“I think the two hardest, heaviest teams are in the final,” San Jose coach Peter DeBoer said. “There wasn’t any room out there. And when there was — Binnington made some saves.”Couture had four of the Sharks’ 26 shots on goal.“When you lose this opportunity and it gets snatched away from you it’s very hard to take,” Couture said. “You’ve got to get over it.”Former Blues players Bob Plager, Brett Hull, Chris Pronger and Al MacInnis were in attendance along with numerous other former players. Plager was in tears in the locker room after the win.NOTES: St. Louis went 0-12 in its three previous Stanley Cup appearances. … The team that scored first won all six games. … Referee Wes McCauley left in the first period with a lower-body injury. He was replaced by alternate Gord Dwyer. … St. Louis D Vince Dunn missed his third consecutive game with an upper-body injury. He took a puck to the mouth in the first period of Game 3. … St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina attended the game after the Cardinals’ matchup with Kansas City was rained out.By: Steve Overbey, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

SPECIAL BULL TO BE PART OF RAWHIDE CHALLENGE AT TYSON

first_imgSome of the top riders in the country will be taking part in the Rawhide Bull Riding Challenge this Friday and Saturday at the Tyson Events Center.Marty Barnes, owner of Barnes PRCA Rodeo, says there will be a lot of excitement when the bulls come out of the pens:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/BULL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…there as well. ;21Barnes recently purchased a special black Braham-Cross bred bull named “Sniper”, at the Bucking Horse & Bull Sale in Las Vegas, which will be taking part in the competition:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/BULL2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..in his honor. ;20Barnes says he had to bid on the bull when he realized proceeds were benefiting a scholarship in memory of a fallen Marine:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/BULL3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..in honor of their son. :22The Rawhide Bull Riding Challenge begins at 7:30pm each night at the Tyson Events Center.last_img read more

14 days agoBarcelona sensation Carlos Perez: They compare me with Pedro

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona sensation Carlos Perez: They compare me with Pedroby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCarlos Perez is delighted with his breakthrough at Barcelona.The winger has been a big revelation this season and admits he had lucrative offers to leave Barca at 16.Perez told Radio Catalunya: “There are people who are guided more by money, I respect all decisions, but I always say that I want to succeed here. “Money always arrives and for me being here is the most important thing and not leaving for €1.5m at 16 years of age. “My dream is to succeed here.”He added: “They have told me that I look like Pedro, they have also compared me to (Arjen) Robben. I would sign to have Pedro’s career.” last_img read more

WATCH: Fabregas bids tearful farewell to English football

first_imgChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas bid a tearful farewell to the Stamford Bridge crowd on Saturday as he closes in on a move to Monaco. The 31-year-old started against Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup third-round tie, wearing the captain’s armband for the Blues. Fabregas had the perfect opportunity to sign off with a goal, but he saw a 30th-minute penalty saved by Forest goalkeeper Luke Steele.  Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? Nevertheless, Alvaro Morata scored a brace to give Chelsea an advantage heading into the game’s closing stages. With Chelsea up 2-0 late in the game, Fabregas was given a chance to say farewell to the Blues faithful as he was subbed off by manager Maurizio Sarri. Fabregas embraced team-mate David Luiz before taking his time exiting the pitch, applauding the Stamford Bridge crowd. An emotional farewell for Cesc Fabregas 👋😢pic.twitter.com/zR0cRNaywy— Goal (@goal) January 5, 2019The Spaniard was seen holding back tears as he made his way to the bench for the last five minutes of Chelsea’s victory. The emotion Fabregas displayed seemed to confirm his impending move to Monaco, which Goal reported was nearing on Tuesday. Fabregas saw his playing time diminish this season, as Sarri prefers to use Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic ahead of the Spaniard in his system. After moving from Barcelona in 2014, Fabregas has spent four and a half seasons with the Blues, winning two league titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup. He will join a Monaco side managed by his former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry. The principality side is in the midst of a difficult season, sitting second from bottom in Ligue 1.last_img read more

Conte aware of Inter fans’ apprehension

first_imgAntonio Conte accepts some Inter fans might object to his appointment as coach due to his Juventus background but he insists he is the right man to lead them because he shares their “fearlessness”.Following Thursday’s announcement of Luciano Spalletti’s dismissal, the hiring of Conte looked a formality after prolonged speculation.Inter confirmed Conte’s arrival on Friday, with the ex-Italy, Juve and Chelsea coach signing a three-year contract at San Siro. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? Despite Conte’s successful track record, some Inter fans are less than enthusiastic due to the 49-year-old’s strong ties to bitter rivals Juve, whom he represented for 13 years as a player and later coached to three Scudetti.But Inter released a video shortly after the announcement in which Conte explains why he is a good fit for a “club that’s not for everyone”.I’m here, Inter. # WelcomeAntonio #ForzaInter #FCIM #NotForEveryone pic.twitter.com/aIprrGciUD — Inter (@Inter_en) May 31, 2019 “Finally, it’s time to get back to it,” he began, referencing his season away from coaching. “I have many reasons to do so, perhaps even too many and just as many challenges are ahead of me.”But I can’t wait. A club that’s not for everyone, with its fans who will be wondering, why me exactly?”Because we share the same ambitions, fearlessness, hunger and determination. Now it’s my turn. I’m here, Inter.”Conte’s main priority will be turning Inter into a title-winning side again, having not claimed the Serie A crown since 2009-10.The Nerrazurri finished fourth in the top flight this season, 21 points behind eventual champions Juventus, who have now won eight successive league crowns.Major changes are expected at San Siro this summer, with the transfer window now open and a number of high profile stars have been linked with an Inter transfer since Conte emerged as the frontrunner to succeed Spalletti.last_img read more

The Ticwatch 2 by Mobvoi is the Affordable Intro to Smartwatches

first_imgThe casual observer in the growing field of smartwatches may be curious about buying one for themselves, but looking at the price tag of the Apple Watch will probably keep everyone but the earliest adopters away. Not to mention that anyone with an Android phone is excluded from that particular decision entirely. Enter the Ticwatch 2 by Mobvoi, a sleek, low-cost alternative that came into the market ready to rock with both Android phones and iPhones.Coming from Chinese company Mobvoi, the Ticwatch 2 is expected to ship this week after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised over $2 million in funding. Out of the box, the Ticwatch 2 comes with a cordless charging dock for easy bedtime power-ups. Mobvoi provided us with the white silicone band and silver watch face combination which looks and feels both sporty and modern. Some Android-based accessory products only offer a half measure in terms of design, but the Ticwatch 2 really does look and feel great on the wrist. Complementing the sleek appearance is a screen with both great resolution and contrast. When in passive watchface mode, it looks like a normal watch (and offers several different faces to choose from so you can take your pick between analogue or digital faces.) But as soon as a call or text comes in, it changes so completely that even if it didn’t buzz for notifications, your eye would naturally be drawn to it.The Mobvoi Ticwatch 4.0 software, which powers the device, is surprisingly smooth and glitch-free, flipping quickly between different tasks and apps. It only takes a few minutes of playing with the operating system to figure out how to accomplish all the basic tasks. This is due in large part to the fact that the Ticwatch 2 gives you four ways to interact with it: TouchTickleVoiceGestureHaving these different types of control is helpful for all the different tasks you can actually accomplish on it. Tickle is a signature, patented side touch-strip that allows your to swipe your finger along the edge of the watchface, which works great for scrolling through lists, while the voice control allows you to search without having to use a microscopic keyboard to type.Call quality on the piece is quite clear, even if using a watch for a phone probably doesn’t come naturally to anyone. The phone will also display your notifications, including texts and emails, on your wrist, a feature high-schoolers trapped in class where phones aren’t allowed probably envy. Overall, it’s surprising that such a fully-formed device would come to market at this price. Considering less attractive watches that aren’t even smartwatches still regularly go for similar prices, this is an accessible entry into the field that doesn’t disappoint in looks, ease of use, or overall functionality.For more information, our ‘Brother Site’, Digital Trends, has a full-review and rundown of the watch here.  10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard Editors’ Recommendations The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers How to Shave With a Straight Razor Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App last_img read more

Petronas Partners Pen ShiptoShip LNG Transfer Deal

first_imgzoom  Petronas LNG (PLL), a subsidiary of Petronas LNG Sdn. Bhd (PLSB), signed a two-year service agreement with Argo Engineering Sdn Bhd and Eastport Marine Sdn Bhd to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship-to-ship transfer services in Labuan, Malaysia.The ship-to-ship transfer is the transfer of LNG between two vessels positioned alongside each other.“This ship-to-ship transfer service agreement is Petronas’ first collaboration in providing flexible delivery solutions that goes beyond the conventional selling and delivering of LNG,” PLL’s Chairman, Ahmad Adly Alias said.“LNG ship-to-ship transfer services is an emerging trend to cater to the needs of small scale LNG requirements,” he added.As disclosed, combining Argo and Eastport’s shipping expertise with Petronas’ LNG portfolio, the partnership will enable PLL to respond to new market requirements in the changing LNG industry landscape which includes LNG shipping solutions.Argo has vast experience in LNG shipping operations supported by a network of technical personnel in the LNG shipping industry, while Eastport has expertise in handling bunkering and ship-to-ship operations, in addition to possessing the sole license to provide LNG bunkering and ship-to-ship services at Brunei Bay, Labuan.Separately, PLL has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Bintulu Port Sdn Bhd (BPSB), a subsidiary of Bintulu Port Holdings Berhad (BPHB), for the provision of marine services to support PLL’s Gassing Up and Cooling Down (GUCD) services at the Bintulu Port for a period of three years.The GUCD is a specialized service to bring the storage tanks on LNG carriers, after dry-docking, to natural environment and later cool it down to cryogenic temperature (minus 160 degrees Celsius) before loading its next cargo.The services at the Bintulu Port will commence in 2018, making Bintulu as one of the few terminals in the world to offer this facility. The LNG for gassing up services will be supplied from the Petronas LNG Complex in Bintulu.As explained by Adly, this is the first GUCD services in Malaysia at the Bintulu Port.“This collaboration is expected to enhance Petronas’ portfolio of services in the integrated (LNG) value chain,” he added.For the nine-month period ended 30 September 2017, Petronas Group recorded a 15 percent increase in revenue at RM 161.8 billion (USD 39.3 billion), mainly due to the impact of higher average realized prices and the impact of foreign exchange rate.Cumulative profit after tax was RM 27.3 billion compared to RM 12.5 billion in the same period last year, primarily due to lower net impairment on assets and well costs.last_img read more

Global Affairs concerned by reports Calgary imam sentenced to prison in Turkey

first_imgCALGARY – Global Affairs Canada says it is concerned by reports in Turkey that a Calgary imam has been sentenced to prison there.A report on the website of news outlet Haberturk says Canadian Davud Hanci has been handed a 15-year sentence.Hanci, who has dual citizenship, was detained in Turkey two years ago on allegations he was connected with an attempted coup.His family has said he is a peaceful man who had nothing to do with the violence in 2016.Relatives have said Hanci was visiting the city of Trabzon, on the coast of the Black Sea, to visit his sick father at the time.Global Affairs spokesman John Babcock says officials are in contact with him, and an email from the department says a consular official was present as an observer at the most recent hearing.Babcock says consular officials have also been in contact with local authorities to gather information and are assisting Hanci’s family. He says no other information can be released for privacy reasons.Following the failed coup on July 15, 2016, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan instituted a state of emergency that ended this month. During that time, Turkey has arrested more than 75,000 people for alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based cleric whom Ankara blames for the attempted government overthrow.last_img read more

General Abdelaziz Bennani Dies at 80

Rabat – General Abdelaziz Bennani died Wednesday in Rabat after several months of palliative care.Born in 1935 in Taza, the four-star general was between 27 July 2004 and 13 June 2014, the General Inspector of the Royal Armed Forces. He had been hospitalized in the Val de Grace Hospital in Paris in 2014 due to health problems.He was replaced as the Inspector General of the Moroccan army and commander of the southern zone, by General Bouchaib Arroub.

SecretaryGeneral urges countries to step up legal protection for UN staff

The Optional Protocol to the 1994 Convention on the Safety of UN and Associated Personnel entered into force last year, but 169 countries “are still not part of this regime,” Mr. Ban said in a message marking the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members.“I call on all States that have not done so to ratify or accede to the convention and its protocol without delay.”Stephen Kisambira, the President of the UN Staff Union, echoed the Secretary-General’s call to Member States, adding that countries should not only “ratify those agreements, but take determined steps to implement them.”He congratulated the Singaporean Parliament for having recently passed the UN Personnel Act, which criminalizes attacks against UN staff, premises and vehicles.Last year at least 28 UN civilian staff were detained or arrested worldwide in cases considered to be job-related, while another 12 UN police and civilians were abducted – including one civilian staff member who was held captive in Darfur for nearly three months.Mr. Ban paid tribute to the work of UN and associated personnel, as well as colleagues in the press and the non-governmental community, for their “vital, life-saving missions for people in crisis and need throughout the world.”The International Day commemorates the anniversary of the abduction of Alec Collett, who was working for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) when he was taken in Lebanon in 1985. His body was finally found in 2009. 25 March 2011The vast majority of United Nations Member States are yet to ratify or accede to a protocol extending legal protection for UN staff beyond those serving in peacekeeping missions to all operations delivering humanitarian, political or development assistance, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. read more

Ranils security slashed by IGP

The IGP has in turn informed the relevant Police divisions on the steps to be taken to reduce Wickremesinghe’s security on the basis that Wickremesinghe is no more the Prime Minister. (Colombo Gazette) Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has issued instructions to provide only 10 Special Task Force (STF) officers to Wickremesinghe and remove the remaining officers. The security of United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has been slashed.Wickremesinghe had around 1008 security officers. The UNP says the order has come to the IGP from the President and he has been instructed to implement the order with immediate effect. read more

DR of Congo UN will provide immediate logistical support for electoral process

Given the vast size of the country and the lack of infrastructure in large areas, the country’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) asked the UN Mission in DRC (MONUC) to assist with transporting electoral materials to voter registration centres and future polling sites throughout the country, Mr. Annan said in a letter to the President of the Security Council for August, Japanese Permanent Representative Ambassador Kenzo Oshima. MONUC and the IEC, supervising the $450 million electoral process, “are stretched to their limit as they face the multiple demands of opening and servicing thousands of isolated voter registration sites,” he said. “I understand that the members of the Security Council have reached an agreement in principle to approve the recommendations contained in my special report of 26 May 2005 on elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to furnish MONUC with the resources required,” he said. In view of the urgency of the requirement and to ensure the successful completion of ongoing registration activities by the 27 November deadline for holding the constitutional referendum, he intended to begin immediately to provide the logistical support to the electoral process, pending the consideration and official approval by the Council of his recommendations, he said. The registration of eligible voters in Kinshasa closed on 31 July with over 2.9 million identified, marking the first step of the nationwide registration programme, which will be progressively extended to all of the DRC provinces in the coming weeks, he said. MONUC has been making its vehicles, airplanes and helicopters available to the IEC as it distributes materials to some 9,000 registration centres. On the military front, the UN mission said last week that it would help to train nine Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) brigades for deployment in the troubled eastern provinces before the scheduled elections next March and April. read more

Shatter tells garda superintendents hes sorry they felt excluded from Croke Park

first_imgMINISTER FOR JUSTICE Alan Shatter has told garda superintendents that he is sorry they “felt excluded” from negotiations on the proposals for the extension of the Croke Park Agreement.Shatter was speaking at their association’s annual conference in Naas, Co Kildare. He said it had been brought to his attention that there were two issues of importance to members that required clarification and that he would rise the matter with Minister Howlin.“I understand that while during this process, an official in my department kept in contact so that you were kept informed as to how matters were progressing I am of course conscious that there was substantially less engagement with bodies representing those in the public service whose gross income exceeds €65,000 including your association,” he said.Shatter told members of the association he has asked his officials to look at the flaws and defects identified in the process, including those involving An Garda Síochana.He said that the government was “disappointed” at the outcome of the ballot on Croke Park but that the payroll savings still needed to be made.Delay in recruitmentThe minister also said that if new members of the force are to be recruited, there must be funds to pay them. “In this context, unfortunately, the situation I now face is that there is currently no new agreement on public pay issues but there is still a projected €300 million budgetary shortfall.Shatter said this meant that his bringing a proposal for new recruits to cabinet will “obviously have to be delayed”.While the minster told garda superintendents that he understood the reaction of members to proposals for a reduction in pay and pensions, he asked “everyone to reflect on the realities”.“We cannot go on spending more than we take in and we cannot expect others to simply give us funds to indefinitely facilitate our doing so,” he added.Related: ‘I have given as much as I can’ – garda speaks out against pay cuts>More: Garda Commissioner says ‘more needs to be done with fewer resources’>Read: Gardaí feel like ‘sitting ducks’ after decision to withdraw Uzi submachine guns>last_img read more

Delph Man City remain focused on themselves

first_imgManchester City midfielder Fabian Delph insists they are not worrying over Liverpool, despite falling four points behind in the Premier League title racePep Guardiola’s side were handed a shock 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday to lose ground to their rivals.Although City will have the chance to make up for the loss when they host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on January 3.But Delph, who captained City for the day, insists they are only taking things one game at a time.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Obviously the result is a setback. We have lost but we are only looking at ourselves game to game,” Delph told the club website.“We had a few chances which we have put away in the past, but fair play to Crystal Palace – they were stubborn and organised.“It’s hard to analyse and we will go back to the drawing board and look at it. We started slowly and the ball wasn’t zipping about.”City will next take on Leicester City on Boxing Day.last_img read more

Cuadrado announces successful surgery

first_imgThe Juventus Colombian forward has confirmed his knee surgery has gone as planned and is now recovering to return to football soonJuventus Colombian attacker Juan Cuadrado has come out from knee surgery with success.The South American announced on Instagram he was happy after his surgery.“Thank God the surgery went well now I will work for making a good recovery and come back stronger,” Cuadrado wrote on Instagram as quoted by Calcio Mercato.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I am convinced that if we love God all things go well.”““Today, the player was subjected to arthroscopic treatment of the left knee for the lesion of the external meniscus and the cartilage fracture, a perfectly successful operation, and today Juan Cuadrado has undergone arthroscopic treatment on his left knee – a lesion of the external meniscus and the cartilaginous fracture reported in the trauma suffered during the Champions League match played in Bern,” said the club’s press department.“The intervention, carried out in Barcelona by Dr. Cugat, assisted by Juventus health officer Dr. Claudio Rigo, is perfectly successful.”last_img read more

Charles Barkleys bond with cat litter scientist warms us all

first_img Oh my God, this is the most beautiful story about friendship, and it made me cry this morning. Starring Charles Barkley and the author’s dad. https://t.co/LFfjizV6c3— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) December 15, 2018 Online Post a comment It’s impossible to absorb Shirley Wang’s story or hear Barkley’s eulogy without feeling your heart stirring. Some people are taking a moment away from politics and the holiday hustle to reflect on the bond between a basketball star and a scientist. Even Dictionary.com chimed in, tweeting, “Humanity. Noun. The quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence. See also: Charles Barkley and Lin Wang.” “Oh my God, this is the most beautiful story about friendship, and it made me cry this morning,” tweeted broadcaster Soledad O’Brien.Though Barkley had an intimidating reputation on the basketball court, those who know him say the friendship was totally in character. “This is really such a lovely story but the best thing about it is that it won’t surprise anyone who knows Chuck,” tweeted ESPN host Rachel Nichols. 0 Shirley Wang created the story for NPR’s Only A Game series, which you can listen to online. “The story of Barkley and my dad was written for the ear. I *truly* couldn’t have imagined a better way to convey my feelings about this friendship,” she tweeted. So if you need a break from the noise of the world, spend a few moments sharing in the light of a improbable relationship that actually made perfect sense.CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.Tech Enabled: CNET chronicles tech’s role in providing new kinds of accessibility.  Tags This is really such a lovely story but the best thing about it is that it won’t surprise anyone who knows Chuck. https://t.co/3JPoeDSB5n— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) December 15, 2018 Share your voice Enlarge ImageCharles Barkley speaks at Lin Wang’s funeral. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET Charles Barkley is a towering former NBA star, and now a noted basketball analyst. Lin Wang was a cat litter chemist in Iowa. Their story together is a poignant reminder of the light that can spark when strangers become friends.Lin Wang’s daughter Shirley Wang told the tale of how her suburban dad and Barkley came to know each other. She shared it in recognition of her father’s life. Lin Wang was born in China and moved to the US in ’90s. He died from cancer in June and Barkley came to the memorial service.During a eulogy at Wang’s funeral,  Barkley recounted how the unlikely friendship was kindled. It started as a random meeting in a Sacramento hotel, followed by hours of conversation. The two got together to hang out whenever Lin Wang was in the same town as Barkley.”He was a selfless man. He really cared about other people. And the world is going to be a little less happier because he’s not here,” Barkley said during his speech.  Humanity. Noun. The quality of being humane; kindness; benevolence.See also: Charles Barkley and Lin Wang https://t.co/IhyHNyawgF https://t.co/jbelwRyTQB— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) December 15, 2018last_img read more

Baltimore Surpasses New York City in Homicides for the Year

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has had more killings than New York City this year, and its homicide rate per 100,000 people is greater than New York’s and Chicago’s.Baltimore has had 212 killings this year. New York has had 208, despite a vast population disparity. New York has 8.2 million residents, while Baltimore has 622,000.The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday (http://bsun.md/1gYUgmw) that Baltimore’s homicide rate is 34 killings per 100,000 people, while New York’s is 2.5 per 100,000. Chicago’s rate is 10.4.Chicago has seen more killings than any other American city this year with 284 homicides to date.last_img read more

Panasonics Multilingual Megaphone Translates as You Speak

first_imgNovember 18, 2016 Enroll Now for Free As Japanese tourism grows, businesses struggle to bridge the language divide between international visitors and locals. Panasonic, however, may have a solution: a multilingual loudspeaker.The Megahonyaku — an amalgamation of “megaphone” (megahon) and “translation” (hon’yaku) — automatically translates Japanese into English, Chinese and Korean.  Simply speak into the microphone; the machine listens and analyzes sentence structure, and transcribes the words. Using the integrated touch screen, pressing the respective dialect button outputs your sentence in one of the three available languages.Aimed at corporate customers including train stations and airports, the amplifier could prove very useful in crowded locations and tourist destinations where information is dispensed to groups who may all speak different languages.The Megahonyaku, The Japan Times reports, comes pre-installed with 300 common sentences in Japanese, including “The train has been delayed” and “Watch your step.” Additional phrases will be available via Web-based updates.Making your voice heard in a congested, noisy terminal isn’t always an easy task — even with a portable PA system. But the Megahonyaku’s speech recognition system is unaffected by background noise, the Times said, and is “almost certain” to recognize preset sentences if not spoken verbatim.Panasonic did not immediately respond to PCMag’s request for comment.The megaphone is expected for launch Dec. 20, on sale for less than ¥20,000 ($183) per month on a three-year contract, which includes future updates and maintenance.Panasonic is also developing a number of other audio solutions, with an eye on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, which promises throngs of international travelers spilling into the capital city. This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more