Hockey World Cup 2018: India aim for rare semi-final berth vs Netherlands

first_imgIndia have made it to the semi-final of a Hockey World Cup only thrice and they last reached the last-four stage – in 1975 and then India went on to lift their only title at the major tournament. On Thursday, India will look to get a historic win against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals and take another step towards the elusive title at home.India will face the Netherlands in the quarters at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and will surely have the backing of thousands in the stands beside that blue turf.It has been a 43-year long wait for a World Cup trophy and India have put a good account of themselves so far. In the group stages, India put up some scintillating hockey on display but that was just the start – the knockouts start from now and every step they take on that AstroTurf will be crucial.Even though India’s performance in the World Cup so far shows otherwise, the home team have a huge task against the Netherlands. India have never defeated the mighty Dutch in the World Cup and they will be up against history on Thursday.Hockey World Cup 2018: FULL COVERAGE | FULL SQUADS | SCHEDULE | TABLEIndia have played against the Netherlands six times in the World Cup and have lost five times while one ended in a draw. Manpreet Singh’s men will break a jinx if they manage to get past the Dutch.Going by the current world rankings, there’s not much to differentiate India and the Netherlands. While the Dutch are placed fourth, India are just a place below on fifth. What makes the result all the more unpredictable is the fact that India and the Netherlands last went head to head at the Champions Trophy 2018, where the match ended in a 1-1 draw.advertisementThe overall head-to-head record between India and the Netherlands belongs to the Dutch, where off the 105 games between the two sides, India have won 33, lost 48 and the rest have ended in draws.Indian hockey has improved quite a lot in the recent times and that is testified by the fact that since 2013, India have played the Netherlands nine times – both teams have won four games each and one has finished in a draw.India captain Manpreet Singh was not ruling out the fact the history favoured the Netherlands but he also made it a point to mention the improvement Indian hockey has seen in the past few years.”The past results matter a lot because Netherlands have a better result against us. But, we have played well against them recently. We have also beaten them, drew against them at the Champions Trophy. Indian hockey has improved a lot. The match will be tough and whichever team plays better will win,” Manpreet said.The India-Netherlands duel is expected to be a fast-paced and attacking encounter with both the teams heavily relying on their goal scoring abilities to come out as winners.Both India and Netherlands have scored heavily in the pool stages. While India have scored 12 goals and conceded three, the Dutch have pumped in 18 goals and conceded five.In the likes of captain Billy Bakker, Seve van Ass, Jeroen Hertzberger, Mirco Pruijser, Robbert Kemperman, Thiery Brinkman, the Dutch have got plenty of experience in the midfield and their strike force.The Indians too would be relying on their strikers Mandeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay and Akashdeep Singh to continue their good work.With the Kalinga Stadium expected to be packed to its full capacity, there will also be tremendous pressure on the Indian team and the Dutch will be more than happy to exploit any mistake.”This will be not be the first time. We have played in front of big crowds in pool games and in the past as well. We are used to playing in front of big crowds,” Netherlands coach Max Caldas said.”We always try to play in our own pace, whether it is fast or slow, we like to dictate. We are not concerned about India because we can’t influence what India will do.”Netherlands skipper Bakker added: “The Indian team also has lot of pressure. They need to perform in front of their home crowd. So I feel the pressure is more on the Indian team than us.”However, India’s chief coach Harendra Singh did not agree that the crowd will put India under pressure. In fact he said that his boys know how to cope with the massive home support.advertisement”There is no chance that the opposition can easily be in the driving seat. The boys have tested the crowd and they know how to cope with them. The crowd have always stood with us,” Harendra said.”We are prepared to solve the challenge physically and mentally. You cannot even take 25% chances in the knockout stage. You have to be prepared for the game.”(With inputs from agencies)Also Read | For India, Hockey World Cup 2018 starts now: Coach Harendra SinghAlso Read | Hockey World Cup 2018: Pakistan accuse Dutch official of bias, turns out the official is GermanAlso See: Sardar Singh exclusively on Hockey World Cup 2018last_img read more

Genting Rebrands German Yards, Keeps Focus on Cruise Ships

first_imgzoom Holding company Genting Hong Kong Ltd has renamed the three shipyards in the German State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, which were bought in April, to MV Werften, which will focus on building large new cruise ships.Lloyd Werft, located in Bremerhaven and bought last September, will focus on its prior business of repairs, conversion and building of megayachts.“To make MV Werften one of the world’s most modern and efficient cruise shipyards, we will invest EUR 100 million (USD 110.8 million) in a thin plate laser welding line, a cabin module factory, a new covered section block building hall, the modernization of manufacturing control systems and new executive and employee offices and facilities,” Tan Sri KT Lim, the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Genting Group, said.MV Werften is scheduled to deliver the first four luxury Crystal River ships in 2017, the first of a series of 20,000 gross tonnage Crystal Endeavor Class polar expedition yachts in 2018 and the first of a series of 201,000 gross tonnage Star Cruises Global Class cruise ships by 2020.The planned annual output of MV Werften will be increased in future years to build two Neo-Panamax cruise ships of over 200,000 gross tonnage each and one Panamax cruise vessel a year.In September 2015, the company entered into an agreement to invest EUR 17.5 million for a 70% stake in German shipbuilder Lloyd Werft and a 50% ownership in the shipyard’s land in Bremerhaven. At the beginning of 2016, Genting bought the remaining 30% in Lloyd Werft.The company concluded the EUR 230.6 million acquisition of Nordic Yards’ three shipyards in Wismar, Warnemunde and Stralsund, Germany, in April, in an effort to build a cruise fleet for its three brands – Crystal Cruises, Dream Cruises and Star Cruises.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Leads National Call for Youth Crime Changes

first_img Mr. Baker also proposed that judges be able to incarcerate a youth who commits a serious offence while out on bail, regardless of whether the youth has a previous conviction. “We’ve had our own tragic events in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Baker. “I’m hearing similar stories from across Canada about young offenders committing repeat offences and being able to walk out of court with nothing more than a warning. This craziness has to stop. I’m glad to see this kind of support, because it’s fundamental to public safety in our communities.” Nova Scotia sought changes to the Youth Criminal Justice Act and the Criminal Code of Canada, following the tragic death of 52-year old Theresa McEvoy of Halifax in October 2004. Justice Merlin Nunn of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court is leading an inquiry into circumstances that led to a 16-year old being released prior to the fatal collision. The boy was subsequently charged in connection with the death of Ms. McEvoy. Furtherinformation on the inquiry is available at . Mr. Baker also supported proposed measures to fight the illegal use of firearms, prompted by recent shootings in Toronto. But he stressed that tougher laws must focus specifically on criminals who jeopardize public safety, not law-abiding citizens who use firearms for hunting or recreation. He also called on the federal government to renew its commitment and increase core funding for legal aid. Mr. Baker said Nova Scotia has been increasing its support for legal aid, but warns that the system is at risk unless the federal government pays its fair share. Nova Scotia’s justice minister has moved the country a step closer to tougher youth crime laws. Provincial justice ministers, who are gathered in Whitehorse, learned today, Nov. 9, that the federal government has agreed to Michael Baker’s call for an immediate review of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. “I’m very encouraged that federal minister Irwin Cotler has agreed to review the issue of custody for out-of-control youth,” said Mr. Baker. “There’s an obvious shortcoming in the law that prevents judges from incarcerating youth who are a danger to themselves and others.” Mr. Baker said the threshold should be whether the offences are in the broader category of “serious personal injury offences,” as opposed to being “violent” offences. The broader range of offences would give the courts more leeway to hold out-of-control youth in custody. Under the Criminal Code, serious personal injury offences would include: the use or attempted use of violence; conduct endangering, or likely to endanger life or safety; sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, aggravated sexual assault, threats, and causing bodily harm.last_img read more

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

OTTAWA — The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is defending the mortgage stress test amid calls for the measure to be changed.President Evan Siddall says in a letter to the Standing Committee on Finance that the new measure is working as intended to lower house prices and protect Canadians from borrowing too much money.He says changes in stress test requirements starting in 2010 have helped keep house prices 3.4 per cent lower nationally than where they otherwise would have been.The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions amended the B-20 rule starting January 2018 to include uninsured mortgages or those with a down payment of more than 20 per cent.The rule stipulates would-be borrowers must still be able to make payments if faced with higher interest rates or less income.Some groups and economists have called for changes to the B-20 as property sales and house prices fall across Canada.The Canadian Press read more

Tensions ease morning curfew lifted several arrested overnight

The tensions in the Kandy area eased this morning resulting in the Police deciding to lift the curfew at 10 this morning.The curfew was enforced from 4pm yesterday to 4pm today. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara ordered that the curfew be lifted at 10 this morning as there were no major incidents reported. The Government said that the curfew is expected to be declared again at 6pm this evening. Meanwhile the Police arrested several suspects overnight accused of being involved in the communal violence.The Police said that the main suspect involved in the incident was among those arrested. (Colombo Gazette) read more

BC Petronas sign deal toward proposed LNG project in provinces northwest

B.C., Petronas sign deal toward proposed LNG project in province’s northwest by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted May 20, 2015 11:23 am MDT Last Updated May 20, 2015 at 7:01 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VICTORIA – Plans to build a $36-billion liquefied natural gas export facility on British Columbia’s northwest coast moved forward Wednesday, although there’s no green light yet signalling the project’s official start.The B.C. government and Malaysian energy giant Petronas signed a memorandum of understanding that could lead to a project-development agreement and eventually the construction of an LNG plant at Lelu Island near Prince Rupert.Premier Christy Clark said once Petronas-controlled Pacific NorthWest LNG secures project approval from its backers, she will recall the legislature to adopt legislation for the project, which would be the largest capital investment in B.C.’s history.Government sources suggest that legislation could be introduced as early as this summer.“These agreements set the stage for a potential $36-billion investment in northern B.C.,” Clark said at a Vancouver news conference. “It will be a key driver of jobs in every corner of our province.”Clark said B.C. has cleared a path for LNG development by introducing competitive tax programs, skills-training initiatives, environmental controls and First Nations’ participation.But she said the final decision still rests with the company, which faces its own economic, environmental and First Nations’ issues.Michael Culbert, president of Pacific NorthWest LNG, said work that’s still ahead includes negotiations with First Nations and environmental approval from the federal government, but B.C. has offered stability and predictability.“While we know there is much heavy lifting to be done, including the conclusion of the rigorous environmental assessment being conducted by the government of Canada, this is a good day for stability and clarity and predictability,” he said.Last May, B.C. and Petronas signed a letter of intent to work towards securing long-term investments in LNG in B.C. Included in the letter were Petronas’ requests for cost certainty from the government. The government called on Petronas to work towards a final investment decision.Clark has frequently touted B.C.’s plans to develop LNG export terminals as a generational opportunity worth up to a trillion dollars, with the potential to create 100,000 jobs.She said there are currently 19 proposals for LNG projects in B.C.Clark said the government amended legislation this year that secures long-term royalty agreements and stabilizes rates for Petronas.The royalty rates, which are pre set annually, start at just above six per cent and rise to 13.36 per cent, earning the province an estimated $7.7 billion over the project’s proposed 23-year life.Opposition New Democrat Leader John Horgan said Clark appears to be working to please Petronas, while leaving scraps for British Columbians in her effort to secure the LNG deal.“There’s no set job guarantees in this document,” he said. “There’s no clear understanding of what return to taxpayers is going to be in the long term.”Federal Industry Minister James Moore called the proposed project a massive opportunity for the province.“This is an important moment for Canada, for British Columbia,” he said, noting the federal government wants Petronas to say yes to the project. read more

UN chief saddened by death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez

A statement issued last night by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said that Mr. Chávez “spoke to the challenges and aspirations of the most vulnerable Venezuelans. He provided decisive impetus for new regional integration movements, based on an eminently Latin American vision, while showing solidarity toward other nations in the hemisphere.”Mr. Chávez, 58, had ruled the country for 14 years.Mr. Ban also praised Mr. Chávez’s contribution to the current peace talks in Colombia between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), saying they have been of “vital importance.”Mr. Ban offered his condolences to the family of Mr. Chávez, and the Government and the people of Venezuela. He also renewed the UN’s commitment to work alongside the Government and its citizens in support of Venezuela’s development and prosperity.The Security Council today observed a minute of silence in honour of Mr. Chávez. read more

Baseball Underclassmen prove pivotal in Ohio States win against Purdue on Senior

Ohio State sophomore infielder Conner Pohl (39) takes a swing at a pitch in the fourth inning of the game against Ohio University in April 10. Ohio State won 4-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorSophomore shortstop Noah West’s earned a consistent starting role for the Ohio State baseball team almost exclusively because of his defense. He’s batted .232 and slugged .284 resulting in a near-permanent spot at the bottom of the order.It must have startled the poor baseball West obliterated in the eighth inning, enough that it jumped all the way over the left field fence for a grand slam, West’s first ever. “It didn’t hit me until I rounded third base and saw coach [Greg Beals] and slapped his hand,” West said.The blast put Sunday’s game out of reach at 14-6 before another home run made it 16-6, securing a senior day win for the Ohio State Buckeyes (33-17, 13-8 Big Ten) against the Purdue Boilermakers (30-18, 14-6 Big Ten). He was far from the only underclassman to deliver for the seniors.“I think everybody was in ‘deliver for senior’ mode today,” Beals said.Beals specifically referenced a play in the seventh inning where junior catcher Jacob Barnwell went first to third on a wild pitch.“That’s a momentum thing,” Beals said. “Barnwell played harder than they did, and that hurts the psyche of a ballclub.” Not everything began so well for the Buckeyes, but down 6-1 in the bottom of the fifth it was West, sophomore Dominic Canzone and junior Kobie Foppe that got the offense humming again with three consecutive doubles to manufacture two runs.All told, Canzone went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, but arguably more crucial than any of his offense was a throw he made in the seventh to throw out Purdue left fielder Ben Nisle. Nisle was attempting to go first-to-third on a single by right fielder Alec Olund.“One-run ball game, assist to third base, that’s a pretty big play,” Beals said.   More underclassmen broke the game open in the sixth.Canzone singled through the right side to score senior first baseman Bo Coolen, and sophomore third baseman Conner Pohl came through for a two-run single with the bases loaded to give the Buckeyes a 7-6 lead.Combined underclass batters scored 12 of Ohio State’s 16 runs and batted in 10 of them. West finished 3-3 with four runs scored and five RBIs“The thing about us is, we have fight in us,” West said. “Especially on senior day, we’re not gonna go down without a fight.” read more

New report unable to find correlation between spending homelessness decreases

first_imgNew report unable to find correlation between spending, homelessness decreases March 26, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – While government spending on local homeless services has dramatically increased throughout the county over the last decade, the effect of that spending is difficult to quantify, according to a report released Tuesday by the San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation.Each of the county’s jurisdictions does a poor job of tracking homelessness data points such as use of homeless services, according to the SDTEF, the research arm of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.Because of the poor data collection, it is difficult to determine just how much homeless spending affects local homelessness populations, according to the report, which notes that countywide spending on homelessness services increased by more than 2,000 percent between 2009 and 2018.“As long as cities within San Diego County continue to use different methods to measure the impact of homelessness services, we don’t know what we don’t know,” said SDCTA President and CEO Haney Hong. “Government spending on homelessness reduction efforts has steadily increased over the past decade, but our research shows that homelessness has not steadily decreased.”The SDTEF analyzed public records from the county and all 18 cities within the county. One of the foundation’s biggest obstacles was inconsistent tracking of homeless residents throughout the county.The county’s homeless population was higher in 2015 and 2017 than it was in both 2014 and 2016, according to the report. Meanwhile, countywide expenditures on homeless services increased from just over $10 million in 2014 to nearly $70 million in 2018.To more definitively state whether a correlation exists between spending and homelessness population decreases, SDTEF researchers recommended that city leaders streamline and standardize the methods used to track homeless populations and use of homeless services.The researchers also suggested that local jurisdictions regularly track whether homeless services and programs are working as efficiently as possible and develop a 10-year plan to decrease homelessness around the county.Helen Robbins-Meyer, the county’s chief administrative officer, said the county intends to invest in a more standardized system of collecting and analyzing data on homeless populations.“This is a smart path forward for local government and our regional partners, and one that will allow all of us to accurately document both raw numbers and outcomes so we can most effectively leverage public funds and regional resources,” Robbins-Meyer said. Posted: March 26, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 1:00 PMlast_img read more

Popecast Newsweek to Offer Live Webcast of Popes US Visit

first_imgBenedict is scheduled to visit the White House on April 16, the Washington Nationals’ new ballpark on April 17, then New York, where he will speak at the United Nations on April 18, visit Ground Zero and finally Yankee Stadium on April 20.In February, Newsweek hosted a five-hour live Webcast on “Super Tuesday,” also anchored by Meacham. It was sponsored by Dodge, cost $2,000 to produce, and generated roughly 100,000 streams. Newsweek did another one for the so-called Potomac Primaries a week later.“We’ve created an entire new revenue stream out of the air,” says Haddad. “We’re applying the principles of live TV to the Web.” Newsweek is planning a live Webcast of Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to the United States as pontiff next month.Dubbed Newsweek’s “Popecast” by video producer and contributing editor Tammy Haddad, the magazine will offer live streaming coverage of the Washington, D.C. portion of Benedict’s trip, slated for April 15-20. The Webcast will be anchored by Newsweek editor Jon Meacham.“It’s all about the pageantry,” says Haddad, a former top producer MSNBC who was retained by Newsweek last fall to map out its video coverage online.last_img read more

Community Support Surges For Sudanese Refugees Targeted By Vandalism

first_imgA weekend incident in the Anchorage neighborhood of Spenard has left a group of refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan unsure over their safety. It also brought neighbors and police out to show support.Download AudioMuhammad Hano Abdullai, who goes by Hano for short, is one of five men living together in the building, along with other tenants. After taking our shoes off just past the door of the second story apartment, Hano grabs two cans of Mountain Dew for me and another guest before taking a seat on the couch. He woke up Sunday morning after his roommate returned from work to find deflated tires and malicious messages scrawled across two of their vehicles.Before coming to Alaska, Mohammad Hano Abdullai spent two months crossing seven countries to get from Northern Darfur to a UN refugee camp in Ghana. He’s been in Anchorage since 2010, and has no plans of leaving the city. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA.“All of our cars are written a message that threatening us to go out, to leave Alaska, go home,” Hano said. “And we felt kind of a little bit frightened.”The incident left the roommates scared not just over what happened, but for their physical safety.“We don’t know what will happen for the next time,” he said.That sense of insecurity was compounded by the police response. The other person sitting on the couch is Debby Bock, who for years has helped members of Anchorage’s Darfurian community navigate resources like housing applications that can be tricky even if English is your first language. Bock came over Sunday after a tenant called asking for help, and was surprised that in a driveway full of vehicles the vandal knew exactly which ones belonged to Hano and his roommates.“Someone had to go to quite a bit of effort to come up with that many negative messages,” Bock said. “They were spelled correctly. And it was, I think, one person’s handwriting. This was something that was planned, and very precise.”Bock was upset to learn that police had taken a report over the phone from Hano, but couldn’t spare an officer to come to the scene to investigate or reassure the tenants. She even spoke with a Dispatcher herself.“She said, ‘Do you feel like there’s been a misunderstanding? That they feel like no report has been filed because no one has appeared in person?’ And I said, ‘I don’t know but that’s how I feel, like this is not being taken seriously,’” Bock said.The Anchorage Police Department did eventually send an officer over Sunday afternoon, after responding to a possible suspect in the area. However, Hano had gone to work by then, and the officers spoke briefly with another roommate. The message got lost. But on Tuesday the Department reached out to Hano to say things should have gone differently.“Looking in retrospect it would have been in the benefit to have sent an officer just to go over there and meet with the complainant, and be able to explain to them what the next steps or processes were,” Jennifer Castro, a spokesperson for the police department, said.Castro says over the phone the incident came across like a vandalism case with minimal damage. In the days after the incident many in Anchorage asked why the department wasn’t calling this a hate crime. Castro says federal hate crime laws are part of sentencing, but you first need to show a suspect committed the act.“But at this time we don’t have a suspect, we don’t have that confirmation that this ultimately was a hate crime,” Castro said. “I think there’s some clear indications from what the phrases that were that were written on the vehicle that could suggest that this is possibly a hate crime. But we still have to do that legwork in the investigation.”Police are looking for leads in the case. Catholic Social Services has also gotten in touch with the Federal Bureau of Investigation about whether or not the incident merits Bureau attention.Retelling the incident Hano looks hurt. He’s been in Anchorage for half a decade since leaving Darfur, after spending four years in a refugee camp in Ghana. There, he met two of the men that are now his roommates. Hano’s mother is in a refugee camp in Chad, and phone contact is difficult. That sentiment of ‘go home’ stings because Hano has made this his home.“For now I’m working and studying. And I want to go get my education qualifications. And work to save some money. Also to live [a] better life, and to be happy, and to live secure and peaceful,” Hano said.The roommates are planning on moving out of the Spenard building. They are grateful for the support neighbors and community members have shown, but they don’t feel secure anymore. A church donated money to help them relocate. And they even got a new set of tires from the neighbors next door at the Hell’s Angels Club House.last_img read more

Officials Look At A New Option For HoustonToGalveston Bus Service

first_img 00:00 /00:49 Gail Delaughter/Houston Public Media Galveston’s Transit Terminal is located just across the street from the city’s cruise ship docks. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: center_img X There have been several efforts in recent years to create a bus route between Houston and Galveston. Last summer, officials canceled the Island Express bus between Metro’s Bay Area Park and Ride and downtown Galveston. Ridership figures showed only a handful of people a day were using the service.But now there’s a proposal from a private entity that would take riders directly from downtown Houston to the heart of Galveston. That proposal comes from FlixBus, a global transportation company that’s currently offering bus service between Houston and several area cities.“Since we’ve eclipsed seven million annual cruise visitors and roughly a million annual cruise passengers, this was an area of interest to them,” said Garrett McLeod, Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Galveston. “Since we have the downtown terminal now in Galveston it’s where we’re hoping we can land them on the island.”As McLeod explained, visitors arriving by bus would have easy access to the Strand historic district and the cruise ship docks. They could also use the city’s rubber-tire trolleys to get to other attractions.According to a presentation that will be given to the Galveston City Council this Thursday, the preferred location for a Flixbus stop is on 25th Street next to the Downtown Transit Terminal. The city would have to designate a location for a bus stop and allow the installation of a sign.McLeod said that a city council vote on the bus service could happen in July. Sharelast_img read more

Youre Late How the Invention of the Wristwatch Forced Workers to be

first_imgIn 1926, German watchmaker Hans Wilsdorf announced the launch of Rolex’s first fully waterproof watch, the Oyster. Little did he know that this new technology would soon revolutionize the workforce of the western world. For hundreds of years, watchmakers had faced a pressing dilemma. Watches were made of dozens, sometimes hundreds, of tiny moving parts. Some of these parts were so small and delicate even a speck of dust could inhibit their movement.A watchmaker seated at his workbench. Photo by Wellcome Images CC By 4.0Watchmakers sought to solve this problem by creating dustproof watch cases. This was important, not only for protecting the watch’s parts but also for preserving the oil inside so that it could keep running smoothly.The problem was, these watch cases didn’t protect the watches when they were out of the case and on someone’s wrist. To solve this, the watches themselves had to be made dustproof. As watchmakers developed these dustproof watches, they soon realized that dust-proofing would also make their watches resistant to water. Thus began the evolution of the waterproof watch.Close up of Rolex oyster. Photo by Lucuiano Belvviso CC By 2.0After hundreds of years of tinkering, the first waterproof watch was finally displayed at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. It was the creation of the W. Pettit & Co. of Crombies Row, Commercial Road East, London.According to the Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition, the object of the invention was to protect the watch’s inner parts from rust and seawater. To demonstrate its effectiveness, the watches were put on display suspended in a glass globe filled with water and even small fish.The Great Exhibition of London 1851However, according to the UK Intellectual Property Office, no patents were filed between 1820 and 1900 for waterproof watches. This left the technology up for grabs, and it was Rolex that finally patented the technology and marketed the “first” waterproof watch.Rolex pocket watch. Photo by contri CC BY SA 2.0Before the waterproof models, watches were only available to the wealthy. Regular workers spent too much time getting their hands dirty to keep their watches clean and working properly. But the moisture and dustproof models made watches suddenly more practical and fashionable for the common person.Early wrist watch by Waltham, worn by soldiers in World War I (German Clock Museum). Photo by Museumsfoto – Deutsches Uhrenmuseum CC BY 3.0 deAs a result, demand for wristwatches exploded, and watch manufacturing became cheaper and more efficient. This further exploded the demand for watches, and then something interesting happened.D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944. The Final Embarkation: Four ‘stick’ commanders of 22nd Independent Parachute Company, British 6th Airborne Division, synchronising their watches in front of an Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle of No 38 Group.The popularity of the watch dramatically transformed expectations of factory workers. Before wrist watches, these workers didn’t know what time to get up and come to work. The factory owners would have to send professional door knockers to come and tell people when it was time to get up.Men synchronizing their pocket watches. Photo by Arne F. Køpke – National Archives of Norway CC BY-SA 4.0But when wristwatches became popular, the modern phenomenon of organized personal autonomy entered the western workforce. Suddenly, workers were expected to report to their jobs at a specific time, or face disciplinary action.This need to be “on time,” and to “manage time” quickly became a part of western culture. It completely disoriented some people, who were not used to managing their day according to a device on their wrist.Read another story from us: When Forgeries Become Famous: The Shadwell Dock MedallionsToday, living by clock time seems almost as natural as breathing. But it’s a fairly new concept, and it all started with watchmakers who were looking for a way to keep the insides of their watches clean.last_img read more

Sinorama collapse included in TICO Boards latest Comp Fund update

first_img Tuesday, October 2, 2018 MISSISSAUGA — TICO’s Board of Directors has approved a payment of $5,696.12 from the Travel Industry Compensation Fund to assist six consumers who did not receive the travel services for which they had paid, due to the closures of Canadian Fares Inc. in Toronto ($1,596.16) and Transaero Airlines in Russia ($4,099.96).In addition, as a result of the failure of Sinorama Holidays Inc. on Aug. 8, 2018, payments of $68,083.82 from the Travel Industry Compensation Fund were approved by the Statutory Director under the immediate departure and trip completion (repatriation) provisions under Ontario Regulation 26/05 of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002. A total of 136 consumers were assisted.A payment of $12,542.66 was approved for trip completion to assist six consumers already in destination at the time of the failure, and a payment of $55,542.16 to assist 130 consumers who had immediate departures to various destinations.There is a legislated six-month filing deadline for all claims to the Travel Industry Compensation Fund.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerConsumers who may be affected by the failure of Sinorama Vacations Inc. have a deadline of Feb. 11, 2019 to submit any claims related the non-provision of future travel resulting from this failure, says TICO. Share Sinorama collapse included in TICO Board’s latest Comp Fund update Tags: Closures, Sinorama, TICOcenter_img Travelweek Group Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Thousands of Russian nationalists rally in Moscow

first_img Top Stories Animosity is strong among nationalists against migrants from the former Soviet Central Asian republics and against non-Slavs from the largely Muslim Russian Caucasus region. Central Asian migrants are widely employed in big cities in construction and do other low-paid jobs that Russians are not eager to do.The protesters, from tough-looking youths and neo-Nazis to older people, marched in a quiet southeast neighborhood Monday afternoon along a tree-lined boulevard.The crowd has grown more middle-class since 2005 when the first march was held. A string of well-publicized crimes committed by migrants has embittered many Muscovites who see police as unwilling to persecute the perpetrators.Authorities have largely ignored the flow of Central Asians migrants, neither trying to integrate the newcomers nor cut down on migration.While some of the onlookers were displeased, other locals said they were supporting the march.Yelena Yermakova, a 56-year-old who was taking a walk with her daughter and two grandchildren, said there are too many migrants in Moscow and they are “getting cheeky.”Monday’s rally came three weeks after rioters targeted a vegetable warehouse where they believed the alleged migrant killer of an ethnic Russian man was working. Police later rounded up more than 1,000 migrants working at the warehouse. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Some demonstrators praised the riot and suggested it was backed by the state.“People received a signal that if they engage in such pogroms, there will be progress,” said Yevgeny Morgunov, a 37-year-old researcher at the Russian National Academy of Sciences.He said he didn’t support the radical exclusionary sentiment reflected in the nationalist slogan “Russia for Russians,” but said “if Russians feel good, the other people of Russia will feel it too.”Morgunov said he and others would not be going to protests where neo-Nazis were marching if at least some nationalist forces were represented in Parliament.Russia has recently liberalized the entry of parties into politics, registering dozens of obscure political groups. But even mildly nationalist forces were not allowed.About 30 people were detained at the rally for using Nazi slogans and symbols as well as for other misdemeanors, Moscow police said.Nationalist rallies were held in other Russian cities as well, including St. Petersburg, Kazan and Irkutsk.A U.N. report in September said Russia has about 11 million migrants. Russia is visa-free for all Central Asian republics, so most of the migrant workers are in Russia legally. Four benefits of having a wireless security system Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   center_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories MOSCOW (AP) – Several thousand Russian nationalists rallied Monday in Moscow, venting against the migrants they accuse of pushing up the crime rate and taking their jobs.The protest took place on Unity Day, a national holiday established in 2005 to replace commemorations of the Bolshevik Revolution.Many demonstrators carried Russian imperial flags. One group displayed a banner reading “Young People Against Tolerance.” Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more

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