Bangladesh’s Krida Shiksha Prothistan wins Subroto Cup football

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) Bangladesh’s Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) defeated Amini School of Afghanistan by a solitary goal to win the 59th edition of the Subroto Cup international football tournament here on Tuesday. Habibur Rahman scored the lone goal of the match in the 11th minute to help the Bangladesh outfit clinch the U-17 school tournament. A total of 95 teams, 1500 players 149 officials participated in the event, making it one of the biggest tournaments in its category in the entire soccer world. There were eight teams from three overseas countries — Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Best goalkeeper award was won by Pranub Limboo of Govt Senior Secondary School, Namchi, Sikkim and the best Player award was presented to Mohammad Nemil of Reliance Foundation School, Mumbai. Raghu Kumar of Army Boys Sports Company, Banglore won the best coach award while the Fair Play Trophy was bagged by Reliance Foundation School, Mumbai. The award for most contributing school in football was won by NNMHSS, Chelembra, Malappuram for their contribution towards development of the game. PTI SSC SSCSSClast_img read more

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s future uncertain, hit by BCCI red tape

first_imgHardik Pandya and KL Rahul are back home, cooling their heels, suspended for their crass comments in TV show Koffe with Karan. Replacements have been called for the remaining three ODIs in Australia and the subsequent limited-overs games in New Zealand. Five months before the 2019 World Cup, their future remains uncertain.The much maligned duo’s fate hangs in the balance as the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (COA) continue to spar over the composition of the inquiry committee. COA member Diana Edulji wants CEO Rahul Johri out of picture, arguing it would be ‘bad optics’ for Bthe CCI due to the sexual harassment case around him.COA Chairman Vinod Rai wants to administer through the CEO as per the new constitution. “The COA is duty bound to follow the new constitution and what you are suggesting is neither in consonance with the constitution nor is it as per the legal advice received.”It cannot be the case that we follow legal advice only when we consider it, ‘justifiable’. I can’t be party to this decision and process,” he told Edulji in an internal communications accessed by India Today.The letter gets terser. “Also please note that since you do not want to follow the suggestion of legal to have an ad hoc ombudsman, your suggestion runs the risk of your committee being ‘judge, jury and executioner’. Please go ahead and take it forward. I will keep away and leave it to you,” he wrote.Edulji in reply, accused Rai of following the constitution on a selective basis. “COA can’t be duty bound in selected matters and that’s what I have been highlighting all through, that we should act as per the rules and regulations being the new constitution at all times.advertisement”Your point of not going against a Supreme Court Direction/Constitution is what I have been time and again warning about as you have acted against the Supreme Court Direction/Constitution in the matter of Women’s team Head Coach where a committee was appointed inspite of CAC being there and also in the case of sexual harassment matter of Rahul Johri, you unilaterally appointed the independent committee which is not as per the Constitution and I had opposed for that also,” she replied.Edulji’s communication indicates, Pandya and Rahul, currently thrown a seven-day show cause notice, could have to wait until January 17th at least, when the Supreme Court takes up the BCCI case.”As the SC hearing is scheduled for 17th Jan, let the court be informed about this situation and let an Ombudsman be appointed by the court instead of taking a wrong step of appointing the ad hoc ombudsman, which is not as per the new constitution,” she wrote.Meanwhile, BCCI members have asked the acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary to call for a Special General Meeting (SGM) for the appointment of the Ombudsman of the BCCI to adjudicate the case, once the investigations are complete.Also Read | How Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul got into trouble for Koffee with Karan: A timelineAlso Read | Sreesanth backs Hardik, Rahul: Others have made bigger mistakes but are still playingAlso Read | As Hardik, Rahul stand suspended, BCCI official questions Harmanpreet in fake degree controversyAlso Read | Babul Supriyo slams Diana Edulji over Hardik, Rahul suspensions after Koffee with Karanlast_img read more

Bangladesh rope in Daniel Vettori, Charl Langeveldt as bowling coaches

first_imgBangladesh rope in Daniel Vettori, Charl Langeveldt as bowling coachesFormer New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori and former South African bowler Charl Langeveldt have been appointed as spin bowling consultant and pace bowling coach respectively by the Bangladesh Cricket Board.advertisement Reuters New DelhiJuly 27, 2019UPDATED: July 27, 2019 22:14 IST Bangladesh rope in Daniel Vettori, Charl Langeveldt as bowling coaches (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSDaniel Vettori will join the Bangladesh team with the prior coaching experience in the IPL and BBLCharl Langeveldt was working as Afghanistan’s bowling coach before his new assignmentBangladesh are currently playing an ODI series in Sri LankaBangladesh have appointed former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori as a spin bowling consultant while former South Africa paceman Charl Langeveldt will become their new pace bowling coach, the country’s cricket board said on Saturday.Vettori’s contract is until next year’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia and the 40-year-old will be available to the team for around 100 days during their preparation.Langeveldt, 44, takes charge as a full-time coach, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) added.”This is a team on the rise and there is so much experience and potential,” Vettori, who will also prepare Bangladesh for the tour of India later this year and a trip to New Zealand in 2020, said in a BCB statement.Vettori, the former left-arm spinner, has previously been the head coach of Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore and Australia’s Big Bash League team Brisbane Heat following his retirement in 2015.”It’ll be a pleasure to work with… Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam and the other up and coming youngsters which I’m looking forward to with a lot of interest,” he added.Langeveldt joins following a stint as Afghanistan’s bowling coach and has previously worked as South Africa’s fast bowling specialist coach and a high-performance consultant with their governing body.Also Read | Extremely proud: Cameron Bancroft relishes Australia recall for Ashes 2019Also Read | Change could be good: Robin Singh targets India head coach jobFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Daniel VettoriFollow Charl LangeveldtFollow Bangladesh Cricket Boardlast_img read more

Dangal girl Zaira quits Bollywood over damaged peace imaan

first_imgSrinagar: Zaira Wasim, the Kashmiri girl who became famous overnight after her superb debut in Aamir Khan’s Bollywood blockbuster “Dangal” on Sunday said she has decided to say goodbye to her film career as “relationship with my religion threatened”. In a detailed post on her Facebook page the 18-year-old cited religious reasons for her decision to quit her promising career in Bollywood. “Five years ago I made a decision that changed my life forever. As I stepped my foot in Bollywood, it opened doors of massive popularity for me. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography “I started to become the prime candidate of public attention, I was projected as the gospel of the idea of success and was often identified as a role model for the youth. “However, that’s never something that I set out to do or become, especially with regards to my ideas of success and failure, which I had just started to explore and understand. “As I complete 5 years today, I want to confess that I am not truly happy with this identity, that is, my line of work. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot “For a very long time now it has felt like I have struggled to become someone else. “As I had just started to explore and make sense of the things to which I dedicated my time, efforts and emotions and tried to grab hold of a new lifestyle — it was only for me to realise that though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here. “This field indeed brought a lot of love, support, and applause my way, but what it also did was to lead me to a path of ignorance, as I silently and unconsciously transitioned out of ‘Imaan’ (a Muslim’s steadfast path in Allah’s devotion). “While I continued to work in an environment that consistently interfered with my Imaan, my relationship with my religion was threatened. “As I continued to ignorantly pass through while I kept trying to convince myself that what I was doing is okay and isn’t really affecting me, I lost all the ‘barakat’ (fulfilment bestowed upon a devout Muslim by Allah) from my life. “Barakat is word whose meaning isn’t just confined to happiness, quantity or blessing, it also focuses on the idea of stability, which is something I struggled with extensively. “I was constantly battling with my soul to reconcile my thoughts and instincts to fix a static picture of my Imaan and I failed miserably, not just once, but a hundred times. No matter how hard I tried to wrestle to firm my decision, I ended up being the same person with a motive that one day I will change and I will change soon.” “I kept procrastinating by tricking and deluding my conscience into the idea that I know what I am doing doesn’t feel right but assumed that I will put an end to this whenever the time feels right and I continued to put myself in a vulnerable position where it was always so easy to succumb to the environment that damaged my peace, imaan and my relationship with Allah,” said the actress who also starred in “Secret Superstar”. “I continued to observe things and twist my perceptions as I wanted them to be, without really understanding that the key is to see them as they are. I kept trying to escape but somehow I always ended up hitting a dead end, in an endless loop with a missing element that kept torturing me with a longing I was neither able to make sense of nor satisfy. “Until I decided to confront my weakness and began to strive and correct my lack of knowledge and understanding by attaching my heart with the words of Allah. In the great and divine wisdom of the Quran, I found sufficiency and peace. “Indeed the hearts find peace when it acquires the knowledge of its Creator, His Attributes, His Mercy and His commandments. “I began to heavily rely upon Allah’s mercy for my help and guidance instead of valuing my own believability. I discovered my lack of knowledge of the basic fundamentals of my religion and how my inability to reinforce a change earlier was a result of confusing my heart’s contentment and well being with strengthening and satisfying my own (shallow and worldly) desires.”last_img read more

Ontario police to get new tools to search for missing people

first_imgTORONTO – Police in Ontario could soon get more tools to search for missing people, such as the ability to track cellphones and enter a home or building to search for them.Those are steps police are currently limited in taking unless there is evidence a crime has been committed.A new Missing Persons Act is part of sweeping changes to policing laws that Ontario introduced Thursday, including expanded oversight and the power to suspend officers without pay.Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Marie-France Lalonde said the new Missing Persons Act would allow police to respond more quickly and effectively when people go missing.“Very unfortunately youth and seniors go missing and sometimes we have not been able to demonstrate that a crime may have been committed and I would say our priority is as quickly as possible to respond to the call of that missing person,” she said.“For individuals that are missing … sometimes those extra seconds, those extra hours count very much.”The proposed new powers were recommended as part of an inquest into the deaths of seven Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay, Ont. The young people had moved from their remote northern Ontario reserves to the city for high school and all died between 2000 and 2011.Lawyer Julian Falconer, who represented the Nishnawbe Aski Nation at the inquest, says the new rules will bring needed clarity for police around what they can do in missing persons cases.“What we’ve learned is police do the darndest things when left to their own devices, so we have to create situations that are bias neutral, that don’t simply (rely) on a police officer’s own life experience and life limitations to have them make discretion calls on which missing people are important and which aren’t, which warrant their attention and which don’t,” he said.Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said police need to be able to jump into action when people are missing.“I’m not just talking about Indigenous youth or children, but when any person goes missing there has to be immediate measures or protocols that kick in to ensure that efforts are made to try to locate the person,” he said. “We all know in these types of cases the first two, three, four hours are very critical and we should not lose any time.”The act itself contains language acknowledging that systemic factors sometimes come into play in missing persons cases.“The government of Ontario recognizes that the circumstances surrounding each missing person’s absence are unique, but that sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, other forms of marginalization and the legacy of colonization are factors that may increase the risk of a person becoming a missing person,” it reads.The law would allow police to apply for judicial orders for access to records such as photos and videos, phone records and cellphone signals, as well as employment, health, travel and financial information.Police could also ask for a warrant to enter a home or other building if there are reasonable grounds to believe the missing person may be there, or if entry is necessary to ensure their safety.The judge would have to be satisfied that the need to find the missing person outweighs their privacy interests. If there is any information suggesting the missing person doesn’t want to be found, including that they are attempting to leave an abusive relationship, the judge would have to take that into consideration.last_img read more

‘Thank you from the bottom of my heart’

first_imgMumbai: Almost over a year after Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour, the actor recently confirmed his recovery and expressed his gratitude towards his fans for standing by him during his health crisis. The actor, who was photographed at Mumbai airport a day ago after a long absence owing to his health scare, announced his return on Twitter in a statement. “Maybe somewhere in the pursuit of winning, we forget how much it means to be loved. In our vulnerability, we are reminded.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”As I leave my footprints onto these steps of my life, I want to pause to be grateful for receiving your immense love and support, it soothed me in my process of healing. So I travel back to you, thanking you from the bottom of my heart,” Irrfan wrote. The National Award-winning actor first spoke of his health on March 5, 2018, when he revealed that he was suffering from a “rare disease” but was yet to get a conclusive diagnosis. He later revealed he was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour, a rare form of cancer that can target various parts of the body. Irrfan was out of the country for treatment. Last October, a spokesperson for the actor said that Irrfan may return to the country after Diwali. The representative for Irrfan also dismissed the reports that the actor will soon start shooting for Hindi Medium 2.last_img read more

UN anticrime office to work with Collective Security Treaty Organization

Under a Protocol signed today by the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Antonio Maria Costa, and CSTO Secretary-General Nikolay Bordyuzha, the two organizations will develop joint projects on these issues and share information about their activities.“CSTO Member States are no strangers to the security and health risks posed by drug abuse and drug trafficking,” Mr. Costa said. “Because of their proximity to Afghanistan, the world’s biggest supplier of heroin, they are on the front line of efforts to contain the spread of drugs from Afghanistan.”The UNODC chief paid tribute to the CSTO’s “Operation Channel,” which he said had made substantial inroads into blocking drug trafficking from Afghanistan to Europe and Africa. In 2005 alone, more than 11 tons of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances were seized under this operation and thousands of cases were brought to court.“You have done great work in seizing drugs and precursors, prosecuting drug-related crimes and seizing weapons and ammunition,” Mr. Costa told Secretary-General Bordyuzha.Mr. Costa urged the six CSTO countries to reduce demand for drugs within their own borders and tackle the alarmingly high growth rates of HIV/AIDS among injecting drug users.“We need to do more to educate people – particularly the young – about the dangers of drug abuse and we have to treat drug abuse in order to prevent an HIV/AIDS epidemic, particularly in prisons,” he said. read more

Citing need to break cycle of impunity UN panel urges referral of

Addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro warned that the Syrian civil war had intensified in its destructive scale as combatants used aerial and ground weapons “indiscriminately and disproportionately” and committed an alarming number of human rights violations. The use of barrel bombs, the proliferation of small arms, the introduction of extremist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) into the fighting, and the surge in sexual violence has precipitated the country’s plunge into “darkness,” Mr. Pinheiro said, as he presented the Commission’s report. “The way this war has been fought, in urban areas with devastating explosive weapons, raises many questions,” he continued. “The arming and funding of the warring parties, compounded by the flow of foreign fighters, fuel the illusion that military victory is possible. Impunity emboldens perpetrators of atrocities and weapons empower them.” Mandated by the Council to investigate and record all violations of international human rights law, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria is also tasked with investigating allegations of crimes against humanity and war crimes, with its mandate recently expanded to include “investigations of all massacres.”The Commission’s latest report – released last month – charts the major trends and patterns of abuses perpetrated in the country from March 2011 to January 2015, stressing the need for urgent international action, particularly by States with influence over the warring parties, to find a political solution to the conflict in order to “stop grave violations of human rights and to break the intractable cycle of impunity.” At the same time, Mr. Pinheiro reiterated the Commission’s dedication to “not only bringing forth the voice of victims but also to finding a path to justice for them” through a Security Council referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC).“Our aim has always been to advocate for and to support an effective remedy for victims,” he declared. “A coordinated accountability strategy and the will to implement it effectively are desperately needed.”In an interview with UN Radio, Mr. Pinheiro admitted that the lack of movement in sending the case of Syria to the ICC was “lamentable,” particularly as all parties in the ongoing conflict were “not at all respecting the needs and protection of the civilian population.” In addition, he explained, the Government of Syria continued to create “great difficulties” for the Commission’s work. “We don’t take the side of the Government or of the different parties. Our only side is the centrality of the victims in the conflict. And it is exactly that that we are trying to do in all the now nine reports that we have presented to the Human Rights Council,” Mr. Pinheiro said. In his address to the Council, he stated that as the Syrian war entered its fifth year, it had become evident that the conflict was “a chronicle of missed opportunities on the part of States with political influence and the broader international community.”“This Human Rights Council must demand that the international community unite to bring about an urgent diplomatic solution capable of ending the violence and delivering perpetrators to justice.” read more

UN agency dispatches 35 million doses of yellow fever vaccine to counter

In response to the yellow fever outbreak on-going in Brazil, some 3.5 million doses of vaccine from the emergency stockpile were deployed to the country through a United Nations-backed coordination mechanism, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision oversees a continuously replenished emergency stockpile of six million doses of yellow fever vaccine. The ICG includes four agencies: WHO, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF,) the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The Government of Brazil, with the support of the Pan American Health Organization and WHO, is working to ensure protection of its population and preventing further spread of the yellow fever virus, which is transmitted to humans via mosquitoes. Brazil is carrying out yellow fever vaccination campaigns in several states, while strengthening surveillance and case management throughout the country since the outbreak began in January 2017. More than 18.8 million doses of vaccine have been distributed. During 2016 some 30 million doses of yellow fever vaccine from WHO’s emergency vaccine stockpile were deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola during the 2016 yellow fever outbreaks in those countries. read more

Spring term registrations on the rise

Students sprang at the chance to register for spring term courses at Brock.Thanks to enhanced course offerings of traditional, online and accelerated classes, Brock saw spring term undergraduate course registrations rise by nearly 30 per cent over last year.So far, the University has clocked an increase of 2,300 course enrolments above last year’s spring/summer term.“The initiative has been exceptionally successful,” said Anna Lathrop, Vice-President of Teaching and Learning. “The Faculties selected a strong array of courses that are high-demand, both because of their online delivery modality, and because of these courses fulfill context requirements. I am so delighted.”Lathrop noted most of the online courses filled almost immediately when registration opened earlier this year. Meanwhile, some context credits, those required humanities, social sciences and science credits that all students must obtain to graduate, saw a 50 per cent increase in enrolment.Anecdotally, students also seem to be taking more than one course, she added. The 50 students in Lathrop’s first-year Foundations of Movement Studies class offered this spring all raised their hands when she asked if they were taking more than one class this term.“This has been a tremendous success,” Lathrop said. “This is all new territory given the fact that we had no institutional indicators to be able to predict student demand and interest.”Lathrop credits the success of the term to Faculties, departments, and program advisors who helped promote and spread the word about Brock’s revamped offerings, which enable students to attend school during a time that might otherwise be reserved for full-time jobs or some rest and relaxation.The Office of the Registrar, Student Services, Conference Services, University Marketing and Communications, Brock University Students’ Union, Institutional Analysis, and Information and Technology Services also had a hand in the success, she said.“We would not be in the position we are without the work that everyone contributed,” she said.Still, no one is resting on any laurels. Looking ahead, Lathrop said Brock will continue to build its online course offerings.Expressions of interest for online and e-learning course development show significant faculty interest. Courses will also be marketed to students earlier in the school year, giving them more time to plan to attend spring term classes.“All this bodes well for 2014 Spring/Summer session,” Lathrop said. “We are moving full speed ahead with growing interest from students and faculty.Stand by for another successful Spring next year.” read more

Colorado beats Air Force 9356 to snap road skid

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Lucas Siewert’s 17 points led four players in double digits and the Colorado Buffaloes snapped a six-game skid in true road games by whipping Air Force 93-56 Saturday night.It was the ninth straight win for the Buffaloes (3-1) over the Falcons (2-4), who fell behind 17-4 in the opening minutes and never really recovered in losing for the 25th time in the 28-game series with Colorado.Eleven Buffaloes scored, and D’Shawn Schwartz, a sophomore forward who played at nearby Sand Creek High School in Colorado Springs, provided a second-half spark and 11 points as the Buffs pulled away.Siewert sank a pair of 3-pointers when the Buffs hit seven of nine from long range in building a 25-9 lead, and his steal-and-dunk capped a 14-1 second-half run that made it 55-29.Namon Wright added 13 points for Colorado.A.J. Walker’s 13 points led Air Force, which didn’t reach double digits until Lavelle Scottie’s layup 12 minutes into the game, started working the ball inside after going 0 for 6 from the arc and finally found some success. They went on an 8-0 run to pull within 33-26 before the Buffs counterpunched to take a 36-26 lead into the locker room.The game was out of hand by the time Ryan Swan sank the Falcons’ first 3-pointer, making it 57-34.BIG PICTUREColorado: Coming off a 1-1 road swing through San Diego and the Academy, the Buffaloes get some home cooking for the next few weeks with four games at the CU Events Center before they visit New Mexico on Dec. 11.Air Force: The Falcons, who were coming off a 1-2 trip to the Bimini Jam in the Bahamas, still have some time to work out the kinks before beginning Mountain West play in January. The Falcons have played several close games but let this one get away early.UP NEXTColorado returns to Boulder for its next four games beginning with Portland on Wednesday night before rival Colorado State visits on Dec. 1.Air Force tries to get back on the winning track Wednesday night when the Falcons host Missouri State before a December slate that includes home games against the University of Denver and Army and a road game at Michigan.___More AP college basketball: and Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: Stapleton, The Associated Press read more

A masterful mobile mechanic

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram From inception up until the setting up process, how did you start your business?During my apprenticeship at City Nissan, I was blessed to be in the hands of my master, who taught me the basics of being a motor mechanic. Not only did he play a big role in the intrinsic work of mechanical repairs but together with his attention to detail and the exposure to such a large company I decided there and then that one day I will be running a company of my own. It was at this point that I decided to experience the management side of running a business and worked my way to the top running the floor just before I ventured out on my own. By then I had gained enough knowledge to commence the process of starting my own business.How is business currently?The majority of the population has a vehicle and we all need our car serviced. Yes, during recession times that we have recently experienced clients may have stretched out the time that they need their car serviced but they always come back. It is all about trust and having achieved this over the years, business is great. Did your Greek Australian background help you or impede you during your early days?Being Greek-Australian back in the ’80s I experienced the typical stereotype inhibitions of being labelled a wog. My parents like many other Greek-Australian parents migrated to Australia and worked very hard to make a living. Being exposed to such an environment, I was not scared of hard work. I therefore used this to my favour and opened my business in an area that was dominated by Greek-Australians. I worked hard and marketed a clientele that I could relate to and who would respect me in return.What would you say stands out as the competitive advantage of your business over the competition?My attention to detail and commitment to find a solution to every mechanical problem that is presented to me are my strengths. I also have expanded my business to an area that is in demand and that is being a mobile mechanic. Being a mobile mechanic is an advantage to this industry in today’s society given the busy lives we all lead. My business is not about being available 24/7, as we should all strive for a work life balance. It is about accommodating to my clients’ needs and making myself available where it is convenient for them. My attention to detail and commitment to get the job done has enabled me to gain an enormous amount of trust and respect from my clients and as a result find that many times they are happy to work around me.What is your vision for the future of your business?Keeping up with changes in technology is the biggest challenge in this industry. Training and educating myself with new computerised systems and equipment that come out frequently is one of the most important facets of this business. This highlights how important it is to invest in the most advanced and current equipment to assist in maintaining the service I provide to my clients and help me achieve my goal of becoming bigger and better.Do you have any tips for young entrepreneurs?The advice I would give to young entrepreneurs is to do your research. Look at the niche of clients you will be focusing on. Believe in yourself and be passionate in your work.Pay attention to detail and educate yourself so that you are confident in what you do. Be honest and transparent with yourself and your clients. This will help you gain trust and they will be loyal to you for life.Work Hard and it will pay off.last_img read more

Les cellules solaires 3D du MIT boostent lefficacité des panneaux solaires

first_imgLes cellules solaires 3D du MIT boostent l’efficacité des panneaux solairesCe n’est pas une énergie coulant à flot, mais c’est un premier pas dans cette direction. Il s’agit au moins d’une énergie renouvelable.Les chercheurs du MIT, dont les études ont été publiées dans le Energy and Environmental Science, ont utilisé des simulations numériques pour montrer la supériorité de nouvelles cellules solaires 3D, disposées en accordéon. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Elles seraient de 2 à 20 fois plus efficaces que les panneaux classiques. Pour cela, elles collectent l’énergie de début et fin de journée, qui d’habitude était perdue, car faisait la lumière formait un angle trop grand avec le panneau. Au lieu de toujours augmenter la technologie, ils ont choisi d’optimiser la géométrie. L’équipe a utilisé un algorithme pour générer la plus large configuration possible, et a analysé les résultats. L’accordéon l’a emporté, et sa méthode d’empilement de modules fonctionne.”Il y a 10 ans, cette idée n’aurait pas été justifiée, car les cellules coûtaient bien trop cher”, raconte Jeffrey Grossman, auteur de l’étude dans Energy and Environmental Science.Le 30 mars 2012 à 09:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Paddle for Life still success after boat races scrapped

first_imgDespite an 11th hour change of plans, Paddle for Life’s benefit Saturday at Vancouver Lake Regional Park still received plenty of support.The dragon boat races, which are the event’s traditional centerpiece, were canceled late in the day Friday after correspondence between Clark County Public Health and Paddle for Life leadership. Friday morning, Public Health officials placed Vancouver Lake under a warning due to elevated levels of cyanotoxins, and recommended cancellation of the races at Vancouver Lake for the weekend. Cyanotoxins, caused by blooms of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can be harmful to people.Paddle for Life board members deliberated for around three hours Friday before deciding to continue with the race as planned. However, once they heard cyanotoxin levels were six times higher than the Washington State Health Department’s toxicity warning threshold, they decided to cancel the dragon boat races and host a run/walk, in addition to other land-based activities.Dee Anne Finken, a Paddle for Life spokeswoman, said turnout didn’t seem to affected by Friday’s revisions.“We were pleased, pleasantly surprised,” Finken said. “The people who were there wanted to be there.”While race organizers didn’t have a count of the number of people who showed up, Paddle for Life representative Gail Liberman said in a press release that the event will exceed the $14,500 donated to the Clark County Veterans Assistance Center in 2017, the last time Paddle for Life raised money for CCVAC.Saturday’s revised scheduled featured a toilet paper race, trivia, local food vendors and more. Finken said they did the best to “make lemons out of lemonade.”“It was a great spirited event. People really got behind it,” Finken said.last_img read more

Plantation Middle School students walk together to end violence

first_imgPLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Plantation Middle School students came together for a peace walk, Friday morning, calling for an end to the violence affecting young people in their community.Over 100 students from Plantation Middle School walked from 70th Avenue to West Sunrise Boulevard in an initiative called “Stop the Violence Week.” “It allows us to know that we need to be helpful towards each other and love each other and, you know, spread the peace,” said a student participating in the walk.The initiative encourages students and faculty to come together to end street violence and shootings in their community. “With all things that have been happening around the nation, we just want to do something to make the world better, spread awareness,” said student Jerry Geffrard. “Anything we could do to make this community better.”“We wanted the students to march through the streets and let everyone know that we need to stop violence and choose peace instead,” said teacher Kimarya Carter-Martin.The initiative is led by Broward County Public Schools, United Way and the Children Services Council.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Lendlease Closes on Final Phase of Army Lodging Privatization Program

first_imgLendlease Corp. closed on the final phase of the Army’s Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) program, securing $250 million in additional project debt, the international property and infrastructure group said Thursday.The transaction brings the company’s total senior debt financing for the initiative to $715 million and allows it to add 2,058 hotel rooms located on Fort Lee, Va., and Fort Benning, Ga. Lendlease’s privatized hotel portfolio now stands at 12,492 hotel rooms on 41 military installations.The $1 billion PAL program began in 2009, with Lendlease assuming ownership of hotel facilities on 10 Army posts. In 2010, the company was asked to implement the second phase of the program at an additional 11 posts. Lendlease was offered the third phase in October 2011. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s largest hotel groups, is the PAL hotel operator.“Lendlease is honored to lead the Department of Defense’s only lodging privatization program,” Claire Johnston, managing director for communities, said in a press release. “Leveraging the government’s assets and raising private funds has resulted in exceptional lodging facilities that exceed the needs of today’s military and government traveler and which deliver on Lendlease’s commitment to sustainability and innovation,” Johnston said.By the end of the calendar year, Lendlease plans to deliver the nation’s first all-cross laminated timber hotel at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. The 58,850-square foot, four-story hotel will have 92 guestrooms; it will be operated under IHG’s Candlewood Suites brand.To date, 14 Holiday Inn Express hotels have been delivered through the PAL program with another five currently under renovation. Lendlease also has delivered five new Candlewood Suites hotels with three under construction. One Staybridge Suites is under construction at Fort Belvoir, Va.A list of IHG Army Hotels locations can be found on the project website. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Tune In Tonight On PBS GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends

first_imgNews Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 12, 2018 – 3:21 pm “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” On PBS Oct. 5 Email Special performances and all-star appearances make tonight’s broadcast one to watchPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 5, 2018 – 4:57 pm Each year the Recording Academy’s Special Merit Awards honor the music community’s finest. Tonight on PBS, “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” presents musical moments and heritage not to be missed. Lifetime Achievement Award recipients for 2018 honored tonight are the Wrecking Crew’s Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters, Queen, and Tina Turner. Master of ceremonies Yolanda Adams and Micky Dolenz will honor Diamond. Trisha Yearwood will perform a duet with Harris. Sheléa will be honoring Turner, Sammy Hagar for Queen, and Herb Alpert honoring Wrecking Crew drummer Blaine. Ledisi is performing a medley in honor of Jordan.The Trustees Award recognizes those whose leadership may be outside performance and this year’s honorees are Bill Graham, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein, and the 24-time GRAMMY winner, composer and conductor John Williams. Composer Gustavo Dudamel and violinist  Anne Akiko Meyers will honor Williams.Technical GRAMMY Award recipients this year are Tony Agnello and Richard Factor, whose company Eventide made an enormous contribution to the craft. This year’s recipient of the Music Educator Award is Melissa Salguero.Check your local listings for the PBS station near you, tonight at 9p.m. “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” will later be available at PBS Great Performances online. This is an array of legends honoring legends who represent the finest in music excellence.900 Music Creators Invited To Join Recording Academy As Voting Members Tune In: “GRAMMY Salute…” Tonight at 9PM on PBS tune-tonight-pbs-grammy-salute-music-legends Tune In Tonight On PBS: “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” Twitter last_img read more

The Future Of Alaskas LNG Pipeline Project

first_imgLarry Persily on Alaska Edition, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)As the Federal Coordinator’s office for an Alaska North Slope LNG pipeline prepares to close its doors, we take a look at the history of the office, the current state of proposed Alaska LNG pipelines and the outlook on the future of the project.Download AudioHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Larry Persily, federal coordinator, Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska’s Gas LineKSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, January 9 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 10 at 6:00 p.m.Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 10 at 4:30 p.m.last_img read more

Ken Burns Lynn Novick Talk About The Vietnam War Documentary in Houston

first_imgFilm directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick were in Houston on Wednesday to present a preview of  The Vietnam War, their 18-hour film series with exclusive footage to be released on Houston Public Media’s  Channel 8  in September. The event, at the University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall,  included a moderated discussion and questions from the audience about the film and its making.Prior to the screening, both Burns and Novick visited Houston Public Media. See images below: – / 6 Sharelast_img read more

Bushs Casket Arrives At Capitol How Houstonians Can Say Goodbye To 41st

first_imgMonday, December 3, 2018Top afternoon stories:PBS News HourBush’s Casket Arrives At CapitolThe Presidential hearse transporting George H. W. Bush’s casket is arriving at the U.S. Capitol.Earlier today, a military aircraft carrying Bush’s remains had arrived from Houston at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C., as the nation’s capital prepares to honor the 41st President.Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation from Monday through Wednesday. An invitation-only funeral service will follow at Washington National Cathedral before his casket returns to Houston for burial.The 41st President died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94. He will be buried in Texas next to his wife, Barbara, and their young daughter Robin, who died in 1953.Farragutful/Wikimedia Commons The public will be able to pay their respects at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church , where Bush will be lying in repose.How Houstonians Can Say Goodbye To 41st PresidentThe state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush will span four days and take place in D.C., Houston and College Station, with portions of the services and ceremonies open to the public.Mayor Sylvester Turner will hold a public memorial tribute on Monday, December 3 at 7 pm. It will take place in front of Houston City Hall, and feature musical tributes, speakers, and prayers.  From Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 pm through Thursday, December 6 at 8:30 am the public can pay their respects at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church where Bush will be lying in repose. Long lines are expected and security measures will be in place.There is no public parking at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, and those wishing to pay their respects must take the free shuttle service that will be offered. The shuttle will run continuously from Second Baptist Church to St. Martin’s from 5:30 pm on Wednesday through 5:30 am on Thursday.David Goldman/APMaria Rocha places debris outside her home in a neighborhood that was flooded by Hurricane Harvey in Beaumont, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Post-Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program AvailableThe application for the Homeowner Assistance Program is now available in all eligible Hurricane Harvey affected counties, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced Monday.The Texas General Land Office (GLO) allocated $1.098 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for rehabilitation and reconstruction of thousands of owner-occupied single-family homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.Homeowners in Harris County and the city of Houston will be able to apply for similar programs funded by direct allocations.The GLO recommends that potential applicants review the Homeowner Assistance Program Checklist to have all applicable documents ready prior to applying. Interested homeowners should visit to apply online or download a printable version of the application. Sharelast_img read more