How to break records: Play against India. Just as England did with a record last-wicket partnership between Joe Root and James Anderson at Trent Bridge

first_imgJoe Root celebrates his ton with James Anderson during their world record stand at Trent Bridge.There’s a certain dread that comes with diehard sports fandom: the dread of having your heart broken by those you consider heroes; the dread of not just defeat, but embarrassment at the pinnacle of,Joe Root celebrates his ton with James Anderson during their world record stand at Trent Bridge.There’s a certain dread that comes with diehard sports fandom: the dread of having your heart broken by those you consider heroes; the dread of not just defeat, but embarrassment at the pinnacle of sport. No one knows this better than Indian cricket fans.The world record last-wicket partnership between Joe Root and James Anderson at Trent Bridge that frustrated India on the third and fourth days of the first Test was just the latest chapter in that book of dread. For 53.2 overs and 198 runs, England’s most reliable youngster and a dogged No. 11 kept India’s hitherto threatening seam attack at bay. Mind you, Anderson’s last international outing had seen him block his team to the virtual safety of a draw, only to be dismissed off the penultimate ball of the match, thereby handing a historic series victory to Sri Lanka. And yet, no Indian could dislodge him for 230 minutes, 130 balls and 81 fine runs.Rewind a few months. On the tour of New Zealand in February, in the second Test, India took 15 Kiwi wickets for 286 runs with an attack similar to the one they are fielding now. But from 94 for five in the second innings, the home side went on to score 680 for eight declared, with skipper Brendon McCullum and B.J. Watling putting on a world record sixth-wicket stand of 352 runs-in the process, McCullum hit the first triple ton by a Kiwi-and No. 8 Jimmy Neesham also striking an unbeaten hundred. These aren’t even the most embarrassing chapters in the book of dread.advertisementFor that you need to go back to August 1997 and Colombo. India posted 537 for eight declared, and removed Marvan Atapattu with Sri Lanka on 39. What followed, as any Indian fan will tell you with a wince, is the biggest score in Test history-952 for six declared-and the highest second-wicket partnership ever of 576 runs between Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama. Jayasuriya’s 340 was then the second-highest score by an opener in Tests, and as he belted them, the largely, experimental Indian attack had nowhere to hide.Further back, there is Graham Gooch’s feat in the Lord’s Test of 1990. Not only did he send India on a leather hunt with his first innings 333, he followed it up with 123 in the second innings to claim the record for the highest single-match aggregate score.All these records have come overseas, which is hardly surprising considering India have always defended their home turf with a bit more pluck. Also, despite some infamous collapses, Indian batsmen have largely kept up their end of the bargain, or, at the least, not let it fall to embarrassing standards.The 42 all out at Lord’s in 1974 or the 100 and 66 at Durban in 1996 are mere aberrations that don’t really plumb the depths of despondency. In fact, the only world record of note that Indian batsmen have contributed to is Ajantha Mendis’s mark of 26 wickets in a three-Test debut series in 2008.So, what is it about Indian bowlers that makes batsmen queue up as if at a free buffet? It’s no secret that India has never produced a steady stream of quality bowlers. For every Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh, there has been a multitude of impressive domestic bowlers who have failed to make the highest grade. Part of the reason is the historical lack of an out-and-out quick who can run through a line-up. Indian pacers and spinners alike tend to rely on out-thinking and outfoxing batsmen, so on flat wickets (by overseas standards), they have nowhere to hide.Indian bowling line-ups also tended to be one-dimensional. In the pre-Kapil era, the team relied on spin; when the swing era of Kapil and Manoj Prabhakar followed, quality spinners were lacking.Now, it’s three medium pacers plus bowling all-rounders, none of whom bowl above 140 kmph consistently. The other factor is that oft-mentioned lack of killer instinct, which afflicts bowlers as well as many captains. For all of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s innovations, he gets defensive easily. Ditto Sachin Tendulkar, who was the leader when Sri Lanka set that record in 1997.In fact, the only time bowlers have gone shoulder-to-shoulder with their batsmen, they helped shape the golden era of Indian Test cricket. With Srinath, Zaheer and sundry others manning the pace department and Harbhajan and Kumble handling spin, the captaincies of Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Kumble himself brought positive results and avoided embarrassments abroad.It’s probably no coincidence that these captains were aggressive and knew when and how to go for the kill.- Follow the writer on Twitter @11shreyasadvertisementTo read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more

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Official: Santa Anita cancels racing after 21 horse deaths

first_imgFILE – In this Oct. 28, 2014, file photo, exercise riders and horses walk along the track during morning workouts for the Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says a 21st horse has died at Santa Anita. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 5, 2019, because the fatality has not been announced publicly. A total of 21 horses have died since the racetrack’s winter meet began on Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita has canceled racing indefinitely to re-examine its dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months.Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that racing won’t be held this weekend, when two major races were scheduled: the San Felipe for 3-year-old Kentucky Derby hopefuls and the Santa Anita Handicap for older horses.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed “Obviously, one horse is too many,” Ritvo said. “The recent rash is just horrible. We need to definitely take a step back and evaluate everything.”Santa Anita received 11½ inches of rain and had unusually cold temperatures in February, but it’s unclear whether track conditions played a role in any of the fatalities.The National Weather Service was forecasting 1 to 2 inches of rain in Los Angeles County starting overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday.“We think that (rain) could definitely contribute even though our experts are telling us not,” Ritvo said. “The tracks out here are built not for weather like that.”Ritvo said officials are “a little bit concerned” with the latest impending storm and how the dirt surface can change from muddy to fast in a short time.ADVERTISEMENT Also Tuesday, Vyjack was pulled up after completing a five-furlong workout, according to trainer Phil D’Amato. The graded stakes-winning 9-year-old gelding was taken off the track in a van. But D’Amato told the Daily Racing Form that Vyjack “took a couple of funny steps” and was OK.The number of deaths has drawn both concern and criticism. A handful of animal-rights activists gathered outside Santa Anita’s main gate on Sunday, carrying signs and shouting.“The first and most important thing is the health and welfare of the horses and jockeys,” Ritvo said.In 2017, 20 deaths occurred among a total of 8,463 starts over a span of 122 racing days at Santa Anita, according to the most recent figures compiled by The Jockey Club.There were 1.61 deaths per 1,000 starts in the U.S. in 2017, according to the most recent figures from the Equine Injury Database, compiled by The Jockey Club. That was a slight increase in the rate of fatal injury compared with 2016, when there were 1.54 deaths per 1,000 starts.The deaths were more frequent on dirt surfaces (1.74 per 1,000 starts) than on turf (1.36).Santa Anita was closed for two days last week while the dirt surface was tested.Mick Peterson, a soil and safety expert brought in from the University of Kentucky, proclaimed the track “100 percent ready” to resume racing.Peterson said radar verified that all of the silt, clay and sand, as well as the moisture content, were consistent throughout the track. Its dirt surface was peeled back 5 inches and reapplied.Since Peterson’s comments, two horses have died, including McAnally’s filly. The 86-year-old trainer is one of the most respected in horse racing and has won three Eclipse Awards as the nation’s outstanding trainer. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Some prospects saw their stock slide at NFL Scouting Combine LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lets Light the Way had one win in four career starts and earnings of $18,500, according to Equibase. She last raced Feb. 2 at Santa Anita. McAnally purchased the filly for $15,000.The other death occurred Saturday during the third race when 4-year-old filly Eskenforadrink was in the lead. Jockey Geovanni Franco pulled her up with an injury to her front leg. The filly was taken off the track and later euthanized.Track officials announced Tuesday that a former track superintendent is returning immediately to Santa Anita as a consultant on site as “a precautionary measure with regard to the condition of the one-mile main track.” The consultant, Dennis Moore, worked in Arcadia from 2014 until retiring Dec. 31. He currently holds the same position at Del Mar and Los Alamitos racetrack in Orange County.In 2014, Moore oversaw a major renovation of the dirt surface using sand that was dug up in the coastal suburb of El Segundo for construction projects at Los Angeles International Airport. The sand was screened for foreign materials and large rocks.At the time, track officials said the reddish-brown sand would ensure balanced drainage during periods of wet weather and a consistent, safe cushion for horses year-round. That’s important at Santa Anita, which added several additional weeks of racing to its schedule after the closure of Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California, in December 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endcenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Besides re-examining the dirt track, Ritvo said all racing protocols would be looked at.“We won’t rush it,” he said. “Everybody takes a deep breath.”Ritvo was uncertain whether the San Felipe and Santa Anita Handicap would be rescheduled.“Those are huge races,” he said. “We hope so.”Seven deaths have occurred during races on the dirt oval at Santa Anita since the track’s winter meet began on Dec. 26. Five have occurred on the turf course and nine came during training on dirt. The highest-profile horse to be euthanized was Battle of Midway, winner of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. The 5-year-old bay also finished third in the 2017 Kentucky Derby for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. The horse suffered injuries during a workout on Feb. 23.Last week, Santa Anita was closed for two days while the dirt surface underwent extensive testing and was declared fit for racing.Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally said 4-year-old filly Lets Light the Way “took a bad step or something” on Tuesday.He said the injury was a shattered sesamoid in her right front leg. Sesamoid bones provide anchor points for the two branches of the suspensory ligament. The bones are under stress each time a horse takes a step. Lets Light the Way was X-rayed and later euthanized.“I think the weather has a lot to do with it,” said McAnally, whose wife, Debbie, owned the filly.“Santa Anita has been a wonderful track, and they’ve done all kinds of tests,” McAnally said. “I don’t know what else they could do. It’s a fluky thing.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ritvo wouldn’t speculate on when training and racing would resume. After this weekend, races were to be run again starting March 14 at the storied racetrack that will host the Breeders’ Cup world championships for a record 10th time this fall.“In whole, we feel confident in the track and we’re just being very proactive,” Ritvo said. “We want to do all the testing that needs to be done. When we believe we’re in good shape, we’ll start to train over it again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Daily Racing Form first reported the cancellation.The latest fatality occurred during training on Tuesday, when a 4-year-old filly got injured and was euthanized.last_img read more

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Every time Mourinho & Man Utd are mentioned in Man City’s documentary

first_img“I am in the movie so much I think I could ask for some royalties,” Jose Mourinho said about ‘Manchester City: All or Nothing’, the Amazon documentary that focuses on the Premier League champions’ title-winning 2017-18 campaign.The Red Devils manager went on to accuse City of lacking class after the series frequently criticised his park-the-bus approach during last season’s Manchester derby.As the documentary, which was released last week on Amazon Prime, covers Man City’s exhilarating race to the title that saw them accumulate a record-breaking 100 points, there was never any doubt that Mourinho would be featured in some capacity. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The much-maligned United boss, however, has seemed to hint that despite the focus being centred on Pep Guardiola’s men, he takes up a good deal of screen time. So much so, in fact, that he should be paid a lucrative amount based on his substantial appearances in the documentary.So just how many times does Mourinho appear in ‘All or Nothing’? Goal takes a look.Jose Mourinho Pep Guardiola Premier League 2017-18With the way that Mourinho speaks about the documentary, you’d expect him to appear within less than five minutes and have an entire episode – or two – dedicated to him.In reality, he features much more prominently in the first two episodes of the series than he does in the rest. At five minutes and 28 seconds into the documentary, it is ex-Oasis guitarist and singer Noel Gallagher who has a cameo appearance – not Mourinho.The first instance of Mourinho’s involvement is in episode one, when narrator Ben Kingsley talks about City and Belgium starlet Kevin De Bruyne. Everyone is aware of how Mourinho was unable to get the best out of the midfielder during his time at Chelsea, which led to De Bruyne leaving to play in the Bundesliga – before eventually returning to the Premier League with Man City, becoming an integral force in their title-winning squad.He isn’t the only star that Mourinho didn’t know how to deploy properly, and not the only player that the Portuguese manager may have kicked himself over after witnessing them excel elsewhere.Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah was another Mourinho castaway, while Romelu Lukaku was also deemed an excess of goods and subsequently loaned out to West Brom and Everton from Chelsea (though the pair have now reunited at Old Trafford).In the very first episode of ‘All or Nothing’, De Bruyne – City’s standout player – is profiled in an interview, and reveals why he made the decision to leave Chelsea for Wolfsburg in 2014.”I was only 20 years old when I decided to sign for Chelsea,” the midfielder says.”I got my chances in the first few games, and I thought ‘OK, everything is going well’.”We won the games but then one day it just stopped. Knowing me, I didn’t have a lot of patience at the time, so I decided to go in January.”Archival footage is then shown of Mourinho, rattled and irate, at a press conference before a Champions League game, feverishly berating a reporter for asking him about De Bruyne, who was not included in the squad.”And now you are speaking about De Bruyne, so you are not interested in the players that are playing?” says Mourinho in the footage in which he bears a striking resemblance to that of Grumpy Cat.”You are interested in the players that are not playing. He was not selected, it was my decision.”Only 11 can play and 18 to be selected. He was not selected because I didn’t like the match he played against Swindon, and I didn’t like the way he was training. But you have this tendency to only ask about the guys who are not selected. Thank you. See you tomorrow.”Kevin de Bruyne Pep Guardiola Manchester City 2017-18De Bruyne went on to play two seasons in Germany after leaving Stamford Bridge before signing for Manchester City, at which Kingsley states: “Once a Chelsea blue, now giving Chelsea the blues.” In the following episode, the documentary centres on the Manchester derby that took place in December 2017 at Old Trafford. Manchester City won the game 2-1 which stretched their record for most consecutive wins to 14 in a row, though the main talking point after the fixture was the post-match tunnel bust-up, where Mourinho allegedly threw a bottle at City assistant coach Mikel Arteta.Manchester United forbade camera access inside the stadium and so, sadly, there is no footage of Mourinho’s bottle-throwing.The win also ended United’s 40-game unbeaten run at home and extended City’s table-topping lead to 11 points. “Attacking versus defence,” narrates Kingsley. “Creative football versus… parking the bus.”City finished the game victorious after heading into half-time 1-1. Kingsley describes the derby as a showcase of the two managers’ vastly different playing styles; Mourinho’s ‘parking the bus’ and defending in numbers versus Guardiola’s creative, attacking football.Mourinho was criticised for taking a defensive approach in the derby instead of playing full-frontal attacking football, and in the documentary, he was never going to be the hero.Football journalist Henry Winter is interviewed in this instance, stating: “Everyone sees Guardiola as sort of creative artist, Michelangelo of the technical area. But actually, he’s a winner.”The documentary then delves into the rivalry between Mourinho and Guardiola (although admittedly for a shorter time than one would expect) and explores the relationship that stemmed from their La Liga days.”Mourinho, who was a very Machiavellian individual, plays his mind games,” Winter says. “He knew how to press Guardiola.””You saw the way Mourinho approached it tactically, and the way that he set Manchester United up,” added commentator Steve Bower. “And for all the public comments between Pep Guardiola and Mourinho, I thought that was the biggest professional compliment that Jose Mourinho could pay Pep.”It was almost saying, ‘we’re not going to open up here because at the moment you’re better than us, and if we’re going to get a result, we’re gonna get it in a different way.”Adds Winter: “Guardiola doesn’t understand the concept of ‘parking the bus’. He just unleashes the Ferraris.””I don’t know the plan from my opponent, but we came here today to try to win the game,” insisted Guardiola in the post-match conference in a thinly-veiled remark about Mourinho’s favoured style of play.Snippets of Mourinho’s press conference is also included, coming across as a jaded figure who still seems in a haze following his bottle-throwing attempt.“You can speak about anything you want, you can bring any football theory, you can bring the stats, you can bring the possession, everything you want…” he is seen rambling, before the episode finishes with Guardiola concluding: “In England, you cannot say that you play that way in England.”Manchester City Manchester United Premier League 2017-18This is the last time that Mourinho is featured in a speaking role in the series, though it still is heavily peppered with references towards the Portuguese boss and the Mancunian rivalry.In the penultimate episode ‘Welcome to Hell’, the documentary covers City’s miserable week when they were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals to Liverpool and then lost 3-2 at home to United in the league.The second Manchester derby gave Guardiola’s side the incredible chance to win the league on home turf, in front of their biggest rivals – but they bottled it spectacularly and embarrassingly after finding themselves 2-0 going into half-time and then ultimately losing the game following a United fight-back.City’s celebrations were merely delayed for a week, but the documentary interviewed a host of City fans who outlined their desire to clinch the title in front of their very worst rivals.It is this moment that Mourinho recently referred to during a recent press conference, stating: “Perhaps without me it would not sell as much, I don’t know, but if City send me one of the shirts they had in the tunnel when we played there last, the ones that were saying: ‘We did it on derby day,’ then I will give up about the royalties.”He references the arrogance over City prematurely printing T-shirts that assumed they were going to take all three points on the day. But if you coach a team who managed to win the Premier League with five whole games to spare, perhaps you can afford to get a little ahead of yourself. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Tiger Woods set to return in Bahamas next month

first_imgTiger Woods announce on Monday he will make his return to competitive golf at November 30-December 3 Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas.Woods, who continues to recover from back surgery and has not played competitively in nine months, will be part of an elite 18-player field.”I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge,” tournament host and 14-time major champion Woods said in a statement.”Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field…”The 41-year-old American has only played six competitive rounds in the past two years while trying to recover from multiple back surgeries.Last year Woods also made a comeback at the same event, ending nearly 16 months on the sidelines, and finished 15th in a final field of 17.He showed flashes of the brilliant golf that carried him to 14 major titles. However, he also delivered the inept, often finding sandy waste areas off the tee or with his approach shots.As his back issues continued, Woods returned to the PGA Tour in January. He missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open and shot an opening-round 77 a week later in Dubai before withdrawing.In April he announced that he had undergone a fourth back operation in three years.The winner of five tournaments in 2013, Woods has played just 19 events since.”All of us would be overjoyed if Tiger Woods could come back and play at a high level,” Woods’ former swing coach Butch Harmon told Sky Sports. “He’s playing an appropriate event because there are only 18 players, even though they are top echelon players.advertisement”It’s a more relaxed type of event. It’s his tournament. I think he’s going to feel a little more relaxed there.”We’ll have to see how he is physically, how he is mentally and how his nervous system holds up.”Woods will not find the competition any easier this year with a top flight field that includes Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar and Justin Rose.The Hero World Challenge will be the latest in a long-running comeback saga that has produced more downs than ups.The most recent embarrassing setback came last Friday when Woods pleaded guilty in a Florida court to reckless driving and entered a program for first-time offenders, avoiding a conviction on the charge of driving under the influence (DUI) last spring.He was found asleep in May behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz, which was parked alongside a road not far from his home on Jupiter Island.Woods had five drugs in his system when he was arrested, but no alcohol, according to a toxicology report. Those drugs included generic forms of the painkillers Vicodin and Dilaudid; the mood drug Xanax; the sleeping pill Ambien, and a drug that contained THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.last_img read more

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Simone Biles has 2 new skills named after her at World Gymnastics Championships

first_imgSimone Biles has 2 new skills named after her at World Gymnastics ChampionshipsGymnasts earn the right to have a skill named after them after they submit it for evaluation and land the move successfully at a major competition.advertisement Reuters StuttgartOctober 7, 2019UPDATED: October 7, 2019 09:52 IST The double-double tuck (two flips and two twists) dismount off the beam will simply be called the “Biles” (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe U.S. team topped the qualifying standings with a total of 174.205, followed by China (169.161) and Russia (168.080)Simone Biles led the individual standings with a total score of 59.432 on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floorBiles landed the triple-double on the floor exercise and the double-double dismount off the balance beamAmerican Simone Biles landed the triple-double on the floor exercise and the double-double dismount off the balance beam at the World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart on Saturday to have two new skills named after her.The triple-double — a triple-twisting double backflip — on the floor exercise will now officially be named the “Biles II” while the double-double tuck (two flips and two twists) dismount off the beam will simply be called the “Biles”.Gymnasts earn the right to have a skill named after them after they submit it for evaluation and land the move successfully at a major competition.Simone Biles gets a second skill named after her tonight, this one her double-double dismount off the balance beam. Biles took issue with the point value an FIG committee awarded it, calling it bullshit. Note the claps in front of the judges. pic.twitter.com/AvUu8ddTxcNick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) October 5, 2019″I’m pretty pleased because that’s how I train beam and it finally felt good to go out there and hit a beam routine… because I feel like every time… I just bomb it,” Biles told the Olympic Channel.”Overall, I still feel like I could do better. My goal going into tonight was to not be great, just to do well. I feel like I accomplished that and made it into finals. Yay!”The U.S. team topped the qualifying standings with a total of 174.205, followed by China (169.161) and Russia (168.080).The U.S., Chinese and Russian women’s teams had already earned places at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics while nine other teams — France, Canada, Netherlands, Britain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Japan and Spain — will join them.advertisementOnly the top eight qualify for the team final on Tuesday so Germany, Belgium, Japan and Spain missed out. The leading 24 gymnasts qualify for the individual all-around final on Thursday.Biles led the individual standings with a total score of 59.432 on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor, followed by compatriot Sunisa Lee (57.166) and France’s Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (56.782).Simone Biles does the triple-double at the world championships, ensuring it will be named after her in gymnastics’ Code of Points. The Biles 2. pic.twitter.com/SkZW9NYmvmNick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) October 5, 2019The owner of 20 world medals, including 14 golds, the 22-year-old Biles could end the championships as the most decorated athlete in the competition’s history by topping Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo’s haul of 23 medals.Although Biles stepped out of bounds to earn a 0.2 penalty in the floor exercise, she still topped the standings with a score of 14.833 ahead of team mates Lee and Jade Carey.The double-double dismount on the balance beam also earned her the top spot with a score of 14.800.In the vault, Carey and Biles led the standings while Belgium’s Nina Derwael had the highest score on the uneven bars.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Simone BilesFollow World Gymnastics Championships Nextlast_img read more

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Two writers to be awarded 65K Griffin Poetry Prize at Toronto gala

first_imgTORONTO — Some of the biggest names in Canadian literature will come together tonight to see which two writers will win the lucrative Griffin Poetry Prize.Two poets — one Canadian, one international — will take home $65,000 apiece at the Griffin gala in Toronto’s Distillery District.Former Toronto poet laureate Dionne Brand, a previous Griffin winner, could secure the honour a second time for “The Blue Clerk,” published by McClelland & Stewart.The other Canadian contenders are Victoria’s Eve Joseph for the prose-poems in “Quarrels” (Anvil Press) and University of Waterloo professor Sarah Tolmie’s “The Art of Dying” (McGill-Queen’s University Press).The international short list includes:– British-Jamaican spoken-word poet Raymond Antrobus’  “The Perseverance” (Penned in the Margins)– Chicago-based Daniel Borzutzky’s “Lake Michigan” (University of Pittsburgh Press)– “Autobiography of Death” written in Korean by Kim Hyesoon and translated by Don Mee Choi (New Directions)– “Negative Space” written in Albanian by Luljeta Lleshanaku and translated by Ani Gjika (Bloodaxe Books)Montreal writer Nicole Brossard, recipient of this year’s Lifetime Recognition Award, is slated to read at tonight’s dinner reception.The Griffin Trust was founded in 2000 by chairman Scott Griffin, along with trustees Margaret Atwood, Robert Hass, Michael Ondaatje, Robin Robertson and David Young.The prize is billed as the world’s largest for a first-edition single collection of poetry written in or translated into English.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Christopher Nolan to attend TIFF for special Dunkirk screening

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement The screening will be at the soon to be reopened Ontario Place Cinesphere, the world’s first permanent Imax theatre.Following the screening, Nolan will participate in a conversation with Cameron Bailey, the artistic director of TIFF. Dunkirk writer-director Christopher Nolan plans to attend the Toronto International Film Festival for a screening of the Second World War epic.The free event on Sept. 10 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Imax Corp. Dunkirk, which hit theatres in July, was shot almost entirely with Imax cameras.It will screen in Imax 70mm at the event during TIFF, which runs Sept. 7 to 17. Associated Press Advertisement Nolan is said to have pioneered the use of Imax cameras in major motion pictures, beginning with The Dark Knight.Dunkirk follows the evacuation of Allied soldiers as they’re surrounded by enemy forces on a beach in France in 1940.center_img Facebook In this March 29, 2017 file photo, Christopher Nolan, director of Dunkirk, discusses the film in Las Vegas. Nolan will be in Toronto next month for a free screening of the film as part of TIFF.  (CHRIS PIZZELLO / CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP)   LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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Positive Personality Traits Make You More Facially Attractive Study

Rabat- The former First lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt once said that “No Matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” Most of us are familiar with the notion that the true beauty is inner beauty. In fact, it happens that most of us, at least once in their lifetime, come across a situation that proves to them that facial attractiveness is not the only factor that determines whether a person is actually attractive.There is an additional factor described by famous Lebanese poet Gibran Khalil Gibran as the ‘the light in the heart’. They are the personality traits such as honesty, kindness and other qualities, which make others perceive a person as more attractive. Now this idea has science backing it up. A new study published in the November 2014 issue of Personality and Individual Differences under the title ‘Personality manipulations: Do they modulate facial attractiveness ratings’- authored by a Chinese team of researchers from Huazhong University in China- has found direct correlation between attractive personality and being seen as ‘facially’ attractive.The researchers used a random sample comprised of 120 adult participants (60 males and 60 females) divided into three groups. Each group was given 60 photos of unfamiliar Chinese women with neutral facial expressions and asked to rate them.The three groups were asked again two weeks later to rate the same pictures they were given the first time but this time with personality descriptions added to the photos. One group was given the photos with positive personality descriptions like honesty, while the second group was shown the photos with negative descriptions such as dishonesty. The third group was not given any personality descriptions with the photos.The ratings of the first round, which did not include personality descriptions, turned out to be similar in results. In the second round, however, when the descriptions were added to the photos, the participants seemed to have different opinions. The group that was shown photos with positive personality descriptions gave high ratings to the photos in terms of facial attractiveness. The second group withnegative personality descriptions rated the photos as less attractive than the other two groups.“We find that what is good is beautiful, with personality reflecting desired traits as facial attractiveness,” wrote the team of researchers.“This phenomenon can also be called the “halo effect.” We can thus presume that personality traits may contribute to judging facial attractiveness and that the personality traits desired in a person are reflected in facial preference.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

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Ban recommends UN force in Golan Heights be extended for six months

12 June 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recommended that the Security Council extend the mandate of the United Nations mission observing the ceasefire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights until the end of December. In a report to the Council that was released today, Mr. Ban said that the situation in the Golan Heights has remained generally quiet and that the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) has continued to perform its functions effectively. “Nevertheless, the situation in the Middle East is tense and is likely to remain so, unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the Middle East problem can be reached,” he stated. “Under the prevailing circumstances, I consider the continued presence of UNDOF in the area to be essential.” He added that both the Israeli and Syrian Governments have agreed to the proposed six-month extension. “It is hoped that both sides will continue to make efforts to ease the limitations on the mobility of the Force and facilitate the movement of its supplies,” he wrote.UNDOF was established in May 1974 to supervise the disengagement accord between Syrian and Israeli forces after their 1973 war. read more

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Annual DPINGO conference opens at UN with focus on volunteerism

Opening the three-day event, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called attention to the potential role of volunteers in grappling with the major challenges of the day, including the AIDS epidemic, the fight against poverty, and efforts to protect the global environment. Mr. Annan also urged those present to galvanize the world’s young people in efforts to foster global progress. “I encourage you to reach out, and to replenish your ranks with the dynamism and ideas that young people have in such abundance,” he said. Underscoring the importance of cooperation between governments and NGOs, he pledged that the UN “will do its utmost to continue opening its doors, and to be a place where all can come together and find common ground.”In a keynote address delivered through a live video link, the President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, discussed the spirit of volunteerism in his own country. He said civil society’s interaction with the Mexican Government was the driving force behind the country’s deep involvement in the UN. He also emphasized the need for the UN to be more democratic, expressing support for the aims of civil society – to eliminate racism and create a safer, cleaner planet without the threat of arms and without destruction of the environment by industry. The President of the General Assembly, Harri Holkeri of Finland, focused on last year’s adoption of the historic UN Millennium Summit Declaration, which sets out targets for achieving global progress in key areas. “We in the United Nations must ensure that civil society has a sense of ownership in the Millennium follow-up process,” he said. “This signifies that the activities of governments and civil society are not disconnected, but rather that they complement each other and even share the same values and goals.”Sharon-Capeling-Alakija, Executive Coordinator of the UN Volunteers, said that without the committed contributions of volunteers, the impact of the UN would be considerably diminished. She cited the example of last year’s polio eradication campaign led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Some 550 million children were immunized, largely through the efforts of 10 million volunteers who were mobilized on a global scale. WHO estimated that the total value of their contribution had exceeded $10 billion, she said. read more

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Womens Soccer Ohio State outlasts defeats Western Michigan Broncos 20

Western Michigan goalie Stephanie Heber saves a shot from Ohio State senior forward Eleanor Gabriel (8) in the first half of the Buckeyes’ 2-0 win over the Brocos on Sept. 1. Credit: Mac Connor | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s soccer team (3-0-1) earned its second straight home win with a 2-0 victory over Western Michigan (2-1) at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Friday night. Goals from forwards Meghan Kammerdeiner and Marissa Birzon propelled the team to victory.The game started off with a frantic pace, leading to many changes of possession in the center of the pitch. Forward Sammy Edwards provided the only early excitement five minutes into the game, forcing Western Michigan goalie Stephanie Heber to make a full extension save.The Buckeye offense found its footing 10 minutes into the game, applying pressure on the Western Michigan defense throughout the first half with sound passing and a frenzy of through balls and corners. Even when the Broncos moved the ball to midfield, the Buckeyes quickly regained possession, dominating possession in an effort to make Western Michigan midfielder Grace Labadie’s early shot the only one on goal.“Our team works really hard with the no-shot mentality”, said goalie Devon Kerr earlier this week. “Clean sheets are like really important for us this year, so that’s been huge.”The Western Michigan Broncos managed another shot by the end of the half, but were outshot by the Buckeyes 12-2 in the half. Ohio State also earned three corners, compared to Western Michigan’s zero. The teams went into halftime in a 0-0 draw, hoping the warmth of the locker rooms would provide a needed energy boost on the cold night.There was a visible adjustment period to the 30-degree weather drop this morning as the Buckeyes came out of the locker room firing on all cylinders to kick off the second half.“We have this saying called, ‘Control the controllable,’” Kammerdeinger said. “We don’t have control of the weather obviously, so we’re going to come in and take care of business of what we do have.”The second half started much like the end of the first, with the Buckeyes holding possession and earning a quick corner kick. The Broncos started a strong push 20 minutes into the half, earning a quality shot on goal and their first corner. The Buckeyes struggled to manage the corner, leading to another shot, which left the ball helplessly bouncing in front of the net until goalie Devon Kerr managed to gain control.Western Michigan continued to press over the next 15 minutes, applying steady pressure on the Buckeyes’ defense and doubling up their shot total in a matter of minutes.Ohio State responded by pushing the ball hard to the end line, earning a series of crosses culminating in a goal in the 69th minute from Kammerdeiner. Midfielder Nikki Walts provided the perfect cross landing the ball softly in the box for Kammerdeiner to finish it home and give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead.“What helped us a lot, was that we have a lot of variety,” Kammerdeiner said earlier this week. “We have players that are able to play different types of balls and behind, get end line and change it up based on what the defense is showing us, and we can do that on the fly which has helped us a lot.”This versatility of the team proved fruitful in keeping the ball on the Western Michigan end the majority of the match, eventually leading to a Kammerdeiner score.The Buckeyes didn’t take long to add to their lead. Defender Izzy Rodriguez showed a bit of her ability to play the whole field in sending a curving cross landing right at the feet of forward Marissa Birzon. Birzon then chipped the ball high over goalie Stephanie Heber, who could only get her fingertips on the ball as it spun into the goal to give Ohio State a 2-0 lead.After the game Kammerdeiner said the versatility of the team she talked about earlier in the week helped lead to Friday’s win.“I think it’s just amazing how much depth we have on our team,” Kammerdeiner said. “We can have these freshman come in against everyone else’s rest and they’re just as good as us. They’re pushing us everyday to get better, and it really drives our team forward.”Although the Buckeyes held a comfortable lead, they continued to apply the pressure through the end of the match. Never appearing satisfied with the lead they held, Ohio State continued racking up shots and opportunities while trying to complete the clean sheet the team has placed such high value on.Ohio State outshot Western Michigan 19-7 and allowed just four shots to reach Kerr in net. The team has yet to allow a goal since the 30th minute of their opening match against Arizona State, making it 330 minutes since an opponent has scored.The Buckeyes’ next game is against South Florida Saturday at 6 p.m. at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

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Shane Battier Says Dukies Always Have Two Brackets

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. This week’s show (March 11, 2016) was recorded in front of a live audience at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Neil Paine donned his Stat Man cape once again to lead a lesson about whether box score statistics in the NBA are outdated. Shane Battier, former NBA player and Duke legend, stopped by to talk about March Madness, how he picks a bracket, and why Duke players weren’t obsessed over what seed the team was assigned in the tournament when he was in school. Then we talked to Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, about whether the Rockets’ struggles this season have pushed him to re-evaluate his team-building strategy. Plus, a significant digit on 17-year-old Mallory Pugh, who is emerging as a star for the U.S. Women’s National Team.Stream the episode by clicking the play button above, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to. Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

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New electronic community report on oil sands environmental monitoring

first_imgWorking together with monitoring organisations and communities in Alberta’s oil sands region, the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) is launching an electronic community report featuring information and findings related to environmental monitoring programs in the oil sands.“Working with communities, industry, scientists and monitoring organisations in the oil sands region, we are transforming and improving environmental monitoring and scientific evaluation, and are providing information about our work in a timely, transparent and understandable way”, said Jay Nagendran, President and CEO of AEMERA.Monitoring organisations and communities in the oil sands region include the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI), Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA), Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and the Peace River Area Monitoring Program (PRAMP).To better integrate monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities, the online report features articles, stories, data and results contributed by all partners conducting monitoring work in the region. “For users looking to find more in-depth information, or greater detailed data, the report provides links to relevant reports, monitoring organisation websites and data repositories. Visitors to the online report are encouraged to participate in a short survey designed to gather information about awareness and interest in environmental monitoring and issues in the oil sands region.”The report can be viewed at aemera.org/osmreportThe Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) is an arm’s length provincial agency responsible for measuring, assessing and informing policy makers and the public on the condition of Alberta’s environment on key ambient air, water, land and biodiversity indicators including information necessary to understand cumulative effects.last_img read more

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Landlords condemn proposed laws which would make it more difficult to evict

first_img Friday 2 Dec 2016, 6:40 PM Landlords condemn proposed laws which would make it more difficult to evict tenants The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) said there are two sections which “infringe the property rights of landlords” and do nothing to help tenants. By Garreth MacNamee 22,096 Views LANDLORDS HAVE HIT out at Housing Minister Simon Coveney over aspects of the Residential Tenancies Bill which they described as”grossly unfair and possibly unconstitutional”.Chairman of the Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) Stephen Faughnan said there are two particular sections which “infringe the property rights of landlords” and do nothing to help tenants.The bill was designed to help end unfair evictions and curtail spiraling rental costs.Faughnan said ”Section 30 of the Bill attempts to prohibit landlords from legitimately ending tenancy contracts when selling more than 5 units in any development.Assault“While Section 31 seeks to repeal a landlord’s right to terminate a further tenancy within the first six months. Both of these proposed provisions can only be described as a further assault on the providers of private rental accommodation, being grossly unfair, possibly unconstitutional and way out of line with the need to create a working partnership between the state and private landlords.”He went on to say that there are many legitimate reasons why a landlord has to terminate a tenancy and the provider has to have the right to call on that course of action when necessary. Image: Sam Boal Share236 Tweet Email2 Image: Sam Boal Dec 2nd 2016, 6:40 PM Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3117023 No responsible landlord willingly ends the tenancy of a tenant who abides by the responsibilities which go with being a tenant, and the minister would be far better off working with the Minister for Finance to create a more effective tax structure which would encourage landlords to stay in the business.Faughnan went on to say that current government policy means landlords are subjected to discriminatory tax treatment.He added:”Until the Government accept private landlords as their partners in the provision of accommodation, there will be serious impediments which are increasingly difficult to solve.”The latest Dublin rough sleeper count published today showing that 142 people were sleeping out in the cold on 22 November,Labour’s Brendan Howlin said there are hundreds more individuals and families who are in emergency accommodation and thousands more who have a real fear that they will lose their home through exorbitant rent increases or eviction because the property is being sold or the lease is running out.He said: These people cannot wait until more homes are built. They need security now.The most recent report by Daft.ie shows that the annual rate of rental inflation nation-wide is 11.7%.Read: Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley >Read: Bernadette Scully manslaughter trial hears her care of disabled child was “nothing short of superb” > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 120 Comments last_img read more

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Snapchat seeking 3 billion as it plans to sell shares on stock

first_img 8,051 Views Feb 3rd 2017, 7:40 AM THE COMPANY BEHIND Snapchat has filed for what could be one of the largest tech IPOs (initial public offering) in years.Snap Inc has said it’s seeking up to $3 billion (about €2.8 billion) in an initial public offering, a figure that could shift based on investor demand. That demand will help determine the price per share sought by Snap in the upcoming weeks.Snapchat has millions of users, and Snap has built a thriving ad business on it. But the company has also made a lot of money — nearly $900 million (about €837 million) — disappear in the past two years.The fast-growing social network boasts 158 million daily users. It lets people send photos, videos and messages that disappear a few seconds after viewing. It was created in 2012 by Evan Spiegel, who dropped out of Stanford University just three classes shy of graduation to focus on the app.Spiegel, 26, is poised to become a multibillionaire, along with his former fraternity brother at Stanford, Robert Murphy, 28, who is also a company co-founder.Each man owns 227 million shares of Snap stock, which was valued at $30.72 (about €28.50) per share nine months ago when the company raised $700 million (about €650.7 million) from a group of investors, according to its IPO documents filed yesterday. If Snap can fetch the same price in its IPO, Spiegel and Murphy each will be worth $7 billion (about €6.5 billion).Snapchat is no longer just about disappearing messages. Over the years, it has added a ‘Discover’ section where a diverse group of publishers — including People, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Vice and Food Network — post video-heavy stories aimed at millennials.Another feature, Stories, lets people create a narrative from messages, videos and photos from the past 24 hours. It’s so popular that Facebook’s Instagram now has a version of it, too.And then there are Lenses, which let people add animated overlays to photos and videos — animals, for example, or flower crowns and sparkly eyes. The company came under fire a couple of times for adding filters many saw as racist. One had slanted eyes and buck teeth commonly associated with negative Asian caricatures; another, which Snap called a Bob Marley filter, darkened people’s skin. Snap later got rid of the offending filters.Big money The highly anticipated IPO is expected to be the one of the largest since Alibaba Group went public in 2014. But Snap is better known than the Chinese e-commerce company, and so draws comparisons to the IPOs of Facebook and Twitter. Facebook raised $16 billion (about €14.9 billion) when it went public in 2012.If its IPO matches the $30.72-per-share price obtained in its last round of financing, Snap would have a market value of about $30 billion (about €27.9 billion), based on the quantity of outstanding stock listed in its IPO documents. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Source: Jae C Hong/APInvestors who snap up the IPO will be taking a gamble on a Los Angeles-based company that has lost $1.2 billion so far while growing rapidly. Snap had revenue of $404.5 million in 2016, up from $58.7 million in 2015. Its net loss was $514.6 million last year, up from $372.9 million the year before.Facebook, on the other hand, was profitable in 2011, the year before its IPO, with net income of $1 billion (about €929.6 million). Twitter has never turned a profit.Snap stockholders must also have near complete trust in the business acumen of Spiegel and Murphy. The co-founders will have controlling power over all matters at Snap through a special class of stock that gives them 10 votes for every share they own. The stock being sold in the IPO has no voting power, while another class has one vote per share.The discriminating classes of stock designed to give final say to the company founders is similar to setups at Facebook, where CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds all the power, and Google parent Alphabet, where Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin can override all other shareholders.Read: Trump advisor justifies travel ban with ‘Bowling Green massacre’ – which never happenedRead: There’ll be heavy rain today and below freezing temperatures over the weekend Snapchat seeking $3 billion as it plans to sell shares on stock market The fast-growing social network boasts 158 million daily users. Share10 Tweet Email By Associated Press Image: Shutterstock/dennizn Friday 3 Feb 2017, 7:40 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/dennizn https://jrnl.ie/3220375 Short URL 16 Comments last_img read more

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Orages une mère de famille tuée dans lIsère

first_imgOrages : une mère de famille tuée dans l’Isère France – Dimanche 1er août, Météo France a placé plusieurs départements du centre-est en vigilance orange, en prévision d’orages localement violents. Une victime est à déplorer en Isère, en dehors du front principal de la perturbation.C’est à Grenoble (Isère) que les rafales de vent ont provoqué la chute de grosses branches, l’une d’elles ayant atteint une jeune femme qui se trouvait dans un parc, en compagnie de son mari et de ses deux enfants. L’un d’eux a été légèrement blessé, tandis que la mère de famille a succombé, probablement à la suite d’un arrêt cardiaque.À lire aussiPourquoi la peau devient-elle rouge en cas de coup de soleil ?Le front orageux, issu du Massif Central et se déplaçant vers le Jura, devait s’accompagner de fortes précipitations et de vents violents, selon Météo France, qui a placé dimanche plusieurs départements en  vigilance orange (alerte de niveau 3 sur 4) : Loire, Haute-Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Saône-et-Loire, Rhône, Ain, auxquels est venu s’ajouter le Doubs à partir de 16 h. L’alerte a été levée vers 22 h. Globalement moins intenses que prévues, les précipitations ont tout de même atteint jusqu’à 60 millimètres d’eau par heure dans certains secteurs de l’Ain.Le 2 août 2010 à 12:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Affichage environnemental une expérimentation sur 1000 produits

first_imgAffichage environnemental : une expérimentation sur 1.000 produitsL’affichage environnemental, l’un des engagements du Grenelle de l’Environnement, sera expérimenté dès cet été au sein de 168 entreprises sélectionnées par le ministère de l’Ecologie. A partir du 1er juillet prochain, ces firmes devront informer les consommateurs sur l’impact écologique des produits qu’ils achètent.Un millier de produits seront dans un premier temps concernés par cet affichage environnemental, dans le cadre d’une expérimentation censée durer un an. Comme le rapporte le site des Echos, 168 entreprises participeront à ce test. Parmi elles d’importants groupes tels que Colgate, Coca, Intermarché, H&M, ou encore Monoprix, Boulanger et Fnac, devront informer les consommateurs quant au bilan carbone de leurs produits, la consommation d’eau que nécessite leur production, la quantité de matières premières utilisées, ou encore leur impact sur la biodiversité. Une initiative qui a pour but d’encourager les consommateurs à prendre en compte ces différents critères lors de leurs achats, incitant alors les producteurs à proposer des produits plus respectueux de l’environnement.À lire aussiJournée mondiale de l’environnement : Quelques astuces pour un mode de vie plus écolo au bureauCette expérimentation vise une généralisation du dispositif, mais la définition des différentes méthodologies à mettre en œuvre pour évaluer les impacts d’un produit prendra du temps. L’agence gouvernementale pour l’environnement y travaille déjà depuis des années. Cette période de test permettra également de définir la meilleure façon de diffuser ces informations. Sur l’étiquette des produits, sur Internet, ou sur le ticket de caisse : plusieurs solutions seront évaluées.Lorsqu’un an se sera écoulé, un rapport d’évaluation sera remis au Parlement, et c’est selon cet avis que sera décidée ou non la généralisation. En France, plusieurs groupes ont déjà mis en place un affichage informant les consommateurs sur le bilan carbone de leurs produits. C’est notamment le cas de Casino ou Leclerc.Le 9 mars 2011 à 15:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Team Cena vs Team Authority set for Survivor Series PPV

first_img Following RAW on Monday night, here is the updated card for WWE’s Survivor Series PPV this Sunday (11/23) live on the WWE Network from St. Louis, Missouri.Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team MatchIf Team Authority loses, The Authority is out of power in WWETeam Cena (John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Erick Rowan and Ryback) vs. Team Authority (Seth Rollins, Kane, Rusev, Mark Henry and Luke Harper).Dean Ambrose vs. Bray WyattWWE Tag Team Championship – Fatal 4 Way MatchGoldust and Stardust (c’s) vs. The Usos vs. Los Matadores vs. The Miz & Damien MizdowWWE Divas Championship MatchAJ Lee (c) vs. Nikki BellaRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Google+ Videos Articles WhatsApp What happened after RAW in Chicago, Survivor Series weekend schedule, Main Event tapings Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Ronda Rousey NXT TakeOver: War Games 2019 is coming to Chicago on November 23; Tickets on sale this week ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Shawn Michaels Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Facebook Twitter CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Impact Wrestling presents Rebellion this Sunday from Toronto, streaming live globally on FITE.tv Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rouseylast_img read more

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STATE REP RACE How To Submit Your Questions For The Debates

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Debates for the State Representative Race in the 19th District are taking place on August 21 and August 22. WCTV, along with debate partners the Wilmington Apple and Lowell Sun, want to hear YOUR questions for the candidates.There are a two types of questions wanted:Written: Submit a 1-2 line question. Be sure to include your name and home town, as well as whether you want the question asked during the Republican debate, Democratic debate or either one.Video: Want to increase your chances of seeing your question asked during the debate? Record a VIDEO on your phone and send it in. Please keep your questions to under 20 seconds. And again, be sure to give your name and home town. (For best results, record your questions in a quiet space and turn your phone sideways.)How can you get your questions to us?Social Media: Send a Direct Message on either Facebook or Twitter to WCTV’s account. Or just post a comment under one of WCTV’s election stories on Facebook; or tag WCTV on Twitter. They’ll see it!Email: Send emailed questions to sneville@wctv.org. Please write DEBATE QUESTION in the subject line.At WCTV: Drop them written questions at WCTV’s station (10 Waltham St.) or arrange to have your video recorded at the studio. Simply contact WCTV about a time you can stop by and staff will take care of the rest.Who’s deciding whether my question is asked?WCTV’s Executive Director Shaun Neville is organizing all questions that come in. He, along with Tom Zuppa from the Lowell Sun, Robert Hayes from the Wilmington Apple and Katie Lannan from State House News Service will select the ones they feel fit best into the debate format.Are candidates getting these questions in advance?While candidates are free to browse WCTV’s Facebook page for comments, they are NOT seeing these questions ahead of time.WCTV’s hope is that this format allows the VOTERS to ask many of the questions for the debates. Please participate!(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wilmington Community Television.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Republican Debate Set For August 21, Democratic Debate Set For August 22In “Government”News & Notes From WCTV: Learn About A Bill At The State House That Will Help WCTV & Other Local Access TV StationsIn “Community”Wilmington Selectmen & School Committee Debates Set For April 4In “Government”last_img read more

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Oil and gas tax credit debate rages ahead of legislative session end

first_imgThe House spent six hours debating oil and gas tax credits Tuesday night. And they’re not done yet – lawmakers will pick up the bill again Wednesday.The debate reveals a deep divide among lawmakers over how to respond to low oil prices – and the resulting state budget gap.Download AudioRep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, addresses the Alaska House of Representatives last year. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The debate on the floor came down to this: Should the state expect oil companies to pay taxes, even when prices are so low they might be losing money? And how quickly can the state scale back its cash support for smaller oil and gas companies?For six hours, members of the Democratic minority offered amendment after amendment – but the divide wasn’t solely along party lines.“I think we need to look at what we’re doing and the hole we’re digging in the budget with these tax credits, for not yielding any production, especially when there is basically zero production tax coming back,” Seaton said. “It’s hard to have production tax credits when there’s no production tax to offset it or ever retrieve that money back from.”Homer Republican Rep. Paul Seaton broke with most of his caucus to propose more aggressively scaling back tax credits for oil production.Other Republican House members say the bill as it’s currently drafted may go too far in taxing in the oil industry.Big Lake Republican Mark Neuman says imposing a hard tax floor of 2 percent violates the trust of an industry that the state relies upon for long-term investment.“We made commitments to industry,” Neuman said. “We should stand by those commitments. Because if we can’t, we’re saying that we can’t be trusted.”Lawmakers pointed out that the state is scheduled to pay out $775 million in tax credits this year – which is about the same size as proposed cuts to the Permanent Fund dividend.Juneau Democrat Sam Kito says it’s unfair to ask education and social services to take cuts while oil and gas producers are spared.“At a time when we’re telling municipalities that we can’t maintain the revenue sharing program because we don’t have enough money, at a time we’re telling seniors we can’t maintain the senior benefits program because we don’t have enough money, we’re saying, ‘But we can’t change things for the oil companies,’” Kito said.But Republican members note the industry has been laying off workers and has supported the state government for decades. And even if they pay no production taxes, oil companies continue to pay more than a billion dollars to the state, mostly in royalties.North Pole Republican Tammie Wilson says it’s shortsighted for the state to raise taxes on an industry she described as its “bread and butter” when it’s already losing money.“Maybe we need to change our attitudes, and be glad that they did invest here, and we are getting oil down the pipeline. Because I’m telling you guys, (if) that line goes down, we’re going to have real problems,” she said.The bill’s fate remained unclear heading into the second round of debate Wednesday.last_img read more

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