UFC strips Jones, reinstates Cormier as 205-pound champion

first_imgView comments Cormier lost the belt to Jones in a third-round stoppage at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California. Last month, USADA announced Jones had violated the UFC’s doping policy with a second positive test.The California commission made its no-contest ruling after Jones’ backup sample also failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency test for the same substance, the banned steroid Turinabol.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCormier (19-1) has never lost to any opponent except Jones (22-1), the troubled UFC star. Cormier held the light heavyweight title for most of the previous two years while Jones was largely sidelined by disciplinary issues.The 30-year-old Jones could face a four-year suspension from the California commission for his second failed test, but his representatives have indicated he is expected to appeal the result by arguing that it resulted from a contaminated nutritional supplement, a defense that has worked in previous MMA doping cases. Jones has a lengthy history of misbehavior. After avoiding serious punishment in previous incidents involving cocaine use and a drunk-driving conviction, he was stripped of his title in 2015 after his involvement in a hit-and-run accident that left a pregnant woman with a broken arm.He returned to the octagon several months later and reclaimed an interim title while Cormier was injured, but Jones’ belt was stripped again in November 2016, four months after he was pulled from a rematch with Cormier at UFC 200 for failing a pre-fight doping test.Jones served a one-year suspension before returning in July, pronouncing himself wiser and more mature.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 40-year-old Stephon Marbury ‘working on’ return to NBA FILE – In this Jan. 3, 2015, file photo, Jon Jones, right, kicks Daniel Cormier during their light heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 182 in Las Vegas. Jones has threatened to show up at WWE’s SummerSlam event and scout potential rival Brock Lesnar. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LOS ANGELES— The UFC has stripped its light heavyweight title from Jon Jones for a third time and reinstated Daniel Cormier as the 205-pound champion after Jones’ latest failed doping test.The mixed martial arts promotion announced its decision Wednesday after the California State Athletic Commission changed the result of Jones’ victory over Cormier on July 29 to a no-contest.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READlast_img read more

Michael Jordan still the G.O.A.T for today’s NBA stars

first_imgRaptors’ Pascal Siakam makes his case as NBA’s most improved player View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next On the question of which player deserved to be recognized as the greatest in history, the verdict of the 122 players who answered the question was unanimous.According to the survey, 73% believe six-time NBA champion Jordan is the greatest player the sport has seen. James came in second with 11.9% of votes, ahead of Kobe Bryant with 10.6%.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe poll also revealed that James Harden is most players’ pick to win this season’s MVP honors.Houston Rockets star Harden, the 2017-2018 MVP, was chosen by 44.3% of respondents, with Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo just behind with 38.9% of the votes. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on02:42PH 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess FILE – Michael Jordan, President of the Los Angeles Lakers Jeanie Buss and owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Steve Ballmer attend the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPMichael Jordan and not LeBron James is the greatest player of all time, according to a survey of NBA players published by The Athletic on Monday.The sports news website polled 127 NBA players between March 16 and April 1 for its inaugural anonymous player survey, asking subjects a range of questions about the sport.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George was third with 12.7%.Antetokounmpo, however, was the clear favorite for players asked who they would attempt to build a new franchise around.The towering Greek star was chosen by 36.4% of players asked who they would sign first if they were building a roster from scratch.New Orleans Pelicans ace Anthony Davis was second with 10.4% of votes while Joel Embiid (8.8%) was third.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Toshiba: Bluetooth 4.2 evaluation and prototyping platform

first_img Continue Reading Previous Avnet Silica solutions targeting key application sectors on show at Embedded WorldNext Kontron: FlatClient Panel PC now featuring 7th gen Intel processors Toshiba Electronics Europe announced a new USB-based Bluetooth development platform based around their innovative and advanced TC35678 BT 4.2 single-chip Bluetooth Low Energy controller. The BMSKUSBBT1760A(P) USB board reduces development time and cost as it provides all that is needed to develop advanced Bluetooth LE applications in a single, easy-to-use platform.Upon plugging the device into a USB port for the first time, the USB driver is automatically detected by the Microsoft operating system. The device can be used through the USB hub as a target platform within an Integrated Development Environment (e.g. IAR) controlled by the on-board USB J-LINK connected to the on-chip single-wire-debug (SWD) interface. A Toshiba software tool (EasyStandAlone) allows programming of the embedded flash memory from the PC side.Alternatively, a Graphical User Interface PC application allows access to the Bluetooth LSI via the on-board FTDI-UART connection for host mode applications running on the PC. In both cases, the USB stick works with Toshiba´s SDK (software development kit) that can be downloaded from the supplier’s developers website.At the heart of the system is Toshiba’s TC35678FSG Bluetooth LE controller embedded within a PAN1760A module from Panasonic that achieves class-leading low current consumption and incorporates 256kB of built-in Flash ROM to store user programs and data for stand-alone operations. The system is powered by the USB port and is easily and quickly configured via a series of simple jumpers. These jumpers also allow users to apply external control of the system reset or to apply external power via a battery source to give designers complete flexibility. All of the GPIO lines from the TC35678 are available on headers/jumpers allowing designers to design and debug sophisticated interface structures.The board can be configured to be used in either host or standalone mode (no external host used in standalone mode) by setting GPIO lines during a reset operation. Also, each of the three power modes (Sleep, Backup and Deep Sleep) are available and GPIO lines can be used for waking the system. The device is intended for use as a development platform and is also usable for quickly setting up prototypes. It provides a quick and simple means for rapid and affordable application development.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Inside Malaika Arora’s New Year’s Eve celebrations: Unbelievably crazy workout

first_imgMalaika Arora is one of the most fittest celeb of Bollywood. The 45-year-old always proves that age is just a number if you take care of yourself and your body.She is often spotted heading to the gym, to train in Pilates, and also shares her workout videos with her fans.Recently, she took to Instagram to ring in the New Year by nailing a very difficult pose with her trainer Namrata Purohit, and it will give you the right kind of Monday motivation. Malaika Arora with her gym trainerShe posted the picture with the caption, “#malaikasmondaymotivation ….. bye 2018 ….willl see in 2019 #namratapurohit.”In the post, Malaika can be seen doing a headstand with Namrata. She perfectly nailed the difficult pose, yet made it look so flawless and simple.For the workout, she donned a black sports bra with black gym tights, a messy top-knot and a bare face.Earlier, Malaika had also shared a stunning picture of herself celebrating the last Sunday of 2018.Malaika’s workout videos are always an inspiration to stop being lazy, get out of bed and get fit.ALSO SEE | Malaika Arora stuns in Rs 1.7 lakh jacket and Rs 90k shoesALSO WATCH | Malaika-Arjun to make it official soonadvertisementlast_img read more

India vs Pakistan: Things can go haywire if you approach this game too emotionally, Virat Kohli

first_imgVirat Kohli said sticking to a set template helped India defeat Pakistan for the 7th time in World Cup history. This was one of the most highly-anticipated cricket matches in history but India kept their calm to secure an 89-run win (DLS).On the eve of India vs Pakistan game at Old Trafford, Kohli said his team would be isolated from the hype surrounding the match. On Sunday at Old Trafford, Kohli and his men walked the talk. They appeared confident and executed their plans perfectly after being put in to bat.India had lost to Pakistan in the last ODI the two countries played against each other in England – the Champions Trophy final. But on Sunday, India showed why they are so much better than Pakistan now. Kohli said his team did not approach the match with the same emotions as the fans and that helped.”I think they outplayed us in the Champions Trophy final, but apart from that we have played good cricket against them. If you focus on this game with too much emotion, things can go haywire. We never approach these games from the fans’ atmosphere, but as cricketers we need to be professional and understand what needs to be done on the field,” Virat Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.Kohli heaped praise on man-of-the-match Rohit Sharma and his bowlers who set up a convincing victory.”The template has been really nice in the first three games till now – Rohit single-handedly winning us in the first game, a team effort in the second and today was Rohit’s day again. You could say that to get to 330, you need a team effort, KL set a great foundation with Rohit and Rohit after getting to 70-75 is unstoppable and he showed again why he’s such a good ODI player,” Kohli said. “It allowed me to play a certain kind of role and it allowed Hardik to come and explode in the end. It has worked till now, gives us a lot of solidity in the middle and it is a role that I am happy playing for the team. It is going really nicely at the moment. Kuldeep was brilliant, those guys were only trying to play him out..”advertisementVirat Kohli once again led by example. He had scored 82 against Australia at The Oval on June 9. A week later, he made a stylish 77 and watched from the other end as Rohit Sharma sent Pakistan on a leather hunt across Old Trafford.Kohli was elated with India’s clinical performance. Every player has stepped up in the World Cup so far. With 3 wins from 4 matches (1 no result because of rain), India are strong contenders to reach the semi-finals. After a 6-day break, India will take on Afghanistan on June 22.Before the high-profile match, Virat Kohli had said his team would take the Pakistan contest like any other. Kohli appeared relaxed when he spoke to the media and was just as assured on the field when he came out to join Rohit Sharma after a 136-run opening stand for India by Rohit and KL Rahul.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Wasn’t thinking of double hundred when I got out, says Rohit SharmaAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Pakistan, Sarfaraz Ahmed trolled after heavy defeat to IndiaAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, bowlers make it 7-0 for India vs Pakistan in World CupsAlso Watch:last_img read more

Guardiola: Aguero & Jesus will play together again

first_imgManchester City Guardiola: Aguero and Jesus will play together again Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 06:40 11/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) SergioAgueroGabrielJesus - cropped Getty Images Manchester City Sergio Agüero Huddersfield Town v Manchester City Huddersfield Town Premier League The manager is pleased by the friendship between the strikers and said there are various circumstances in which both players could see the field Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus’ battle to be Manchester City’s number one striker is having no effect upon their off-field friendship, according to manager Pep Guardiola, who also emphasised that the forwards can play together.Jesus scored his 10th goal of the season as the Premier League leaders overcame Leicester City 2-0 last weekend.Jesus 4/9 to score v Huddersfield Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Aguero was an unused substitute at the King Power Stadium but resumed a starting role at Jesus’ expense in Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League win over Feyenoord, where he was unable to add to his own 10-goal haul in all competitions.The duo started the season operating in tandem at the head of City’s attack but have not been named in the same starting XI since Aguero was briefly ruled out by a broken rib suffered in a car accident in September.Guardiola has labelled choosing between which striker plays inside in-form wingers Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane as his toughest decision and expects criticism when he gets it wrong.All eyes will once again be on his teamsheet for Sunday’s trip to Huddersfield Town as City look to restore their eight-point advantage at the Premier League summit, but the former Barcelona boss reports no drop in morale on the part of Aguero or Jesus as they benefit from internal competition. pic.twitter.com/kinjeSpLhH— Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus33) November 23, 2017″I’m pretty sure [I will be criticised for it], especially when we are not going to win, definitely,” he said.”Now we have a relaxing press conference here but I assure you we are going to lose games and the debates will happen again.”But they have an amazing relationship. It is not easy to find two strikers to be this close together.”First of all, Sergio is so experienced and is a really nice guy. And Gabriel as well.”Of course they want to play and I know when they don’t play they are a little bit sad. But it is the same for the other guys — Danilo is not happy and that is not a problem.”Guardiola suggested last week that Aguero and Jesus would not start together until attacking left-back Benjamin Mendy returns from a long-term knee injury, allowing him to field a narrow front three once more.He rowed his position back in this regard, meaning Huddersfield could be in for a dose of double trouble.All set for Sunday! #huddvcity #mancity pic.twitter.com/K46DnLnnPy— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 25, 2017″They are going to play together as well — with Mendy or without Mendy,” Guardiola added. “Until now I decided to play in this way [with one striker] and, out of respect for the other one, they have to know they have to play good. “They have to compete with each other, with another guy with the same level. They are going to play many, many games without Benjamin because they can play together.”We can play with two strikers together in the middle. We did that in the last 10 minutes against Feyenoord. Of course we can use that.”last_img read more

Blaine Scully will lead USA into Rugby World Cup opener against England

first_imgAmong those is Harlequins centre Paul Lasike, Saracens prop Titi Lamositele and Sale fly-half AJ MacGinty. In total there are five changes to the side that dispatched Canada 20-15 on 7 September, while hooker Joe Taufete’e is hoping to build on his record of scoring 20 tries in 23 caps.The Eagles are based in Okinawa where their training has been hampered by Typhoon Tapah, forcing them to practice at an indoor facility.Gary Gold, the former Bath and Worcester head coach now in charge of the USA, knows his side enter their first Pool D match as heavy underdogs.“You need to match fire with fire. When the power and the pace comes from England, we need to have the vigour from a defensive point of view,” Gold said. “That’s the idea, although it’s a lot easier said than done. We understand the magnitude of what’s coming and we’re excited about it.“We want to play against teams of the ilk of England because we need to improve. We’ve got massive respect for them – they’re not World Cup contenders for nothing.” Hide Show Wales 43-14 Georgia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Quick guide USA team to face England news England rugby union team Rugby union USA rugby union team Thank you for your feedback. Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Was this helpful? Cardiff wing Blaine Scully will lead the USA into their World Cup opener against England at Kobe Misaki Stadium on Thursday. The 31-year-old veteran of 50 Tests spent two years at Leicester until 2015, while there are eight players in the American squad currently attached to Premiership clubs. Rugby World Cup 2019center_img Share on Twitter Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. W Hooley; B Scully (capt), M Brache, P Lasike, M Iosefo; AJ MacGinty, S Davies; D Ainuu, J Taufete’e, T Lamositele, B Landry, N Civetta, T Lamborn, J Quill, C Dolan.Replacements: D Fawsitt, O Kilifi, P Mullen, G Peterson, H Germishuys, R de Haas, B Campbell, M Te’o. Share on Messenger Read more Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Topics Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Rugby World Cuplast_img read more

Green Island Primary Launches Jamaica Moves Club

first_imgStory Highlights The launch took place on Friday (April 5) during the celebration of the inaugural ‘National School Moves Day’ at the institution. Green Island Primary School in Hanover has launched its Jamaica Moves Club, aimed at promoting physical activity and proper nutrition among students. Health Promotions and Education Officer at the Hanover Health Department, Andrene Smith-Benjamin, who was at the school for the day’s activities, told JIS News that as one of the 100 pilot institutions under the Ministry of Health’s ‘Jamaica Moves’ initiative, Green Island Primary is required to form a club.center_img Green Island Primary School in Hanover has launched its Jamaica Moves Club, aimed at promoting physical activity and proper nutrition among students.The launch took place on Friday (April 5) during the celebration of the inaugural ‘National School Moves Day’ at the institution.Health Promotions and Education Officer at the Hanover Health Department, Andrene Smith-Benjamin, who was at the school for the day’s activities, told JIS News that as one of the 100 pilot institutions under the Ministry of Health’s ‘Jamaica Moves’ initiative, Green Island Primary is required to form a club.She noted that six students and two teachers have been trained as ‘Jamaica Moves’ ambassadors and have been mandated to help transform the school environment into a healthy setting by promoting better lifestyle practices.She said that, already, the club has up to 20 members, having merged with the school’s sports club.Health, Promotions and Education Officer at the Hanover Health Department, Andrene Smith-Benjamin addressing students at the Green Island Primary School in Hanover during National Schools’ Move Day activities on April 5. The Ministries of Health; and Education, Youth and Information collaborated to stage National School Moves Day under the theme ‘Love Yuh Body…Treat Yuh Body Right’.Celebrated in institutions involved in the ‘Jamaica Moves in Schools’ pilot programme, the day sought to promote the important role of physical activity among students and the impact on health.At Green Island Primary, students and staff were engaged in various activities, such as dancing and a hula-hoop competition.“The students were active. Even if they were not doing exactly what the activity was, they were just moving and constantly energised,” Mrs. Smith Benjamin told JIS News.She noted that students were educated about the importance of adopting healthy lifestyle practices and making healthy choices from an early age.“If you really look at the different lifestyle diseases that are affecting our country – diabetes, hypertension, obesity – these are all based on how we live our lives. We see that everybody knows somebody who has these diseases, and so it is necessary to curb it from an early age.“In the past, you found that mainly older persons would have these diseases, but now even young children suffer from diabetes, and so the initiative is to start early to promote a healthy lifestyle,” Mrs. Smith Benjamin said.The goal of National School Moves Day is to create a healthier environment within the school community, and is a direct response to addressing the risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCD).last_img read more

Wärtsilä Taps Into LNG Popularity

first_imgzoom With LNG becoming increasingly viable and popular as a marine fuel, Wärtsilä continues to develop technical solutions that facilitate this trend. The latest Wärtsilä developments in this field involve an upgraded version of the Wärtsilä LNGPac, a fully integrated fuel gas handling system, and improvements to the coveted Wärtsilä Gas Valve Unit (GVU).Wärtsilä introduced the LNGPac in 2010. It comprises a complete system for LNG fuel handling, which when introduced included the bunkering station, the LNG tank and Tank Connection Space with the required process equipment, the heating media skid, and the control and monitoring system.It is a unique system that has proven to be a valuable enabler of LNG fuel for marine applications with more than 20 LNGPac systems in operation or under construction. By upgrading the system into a more compact and technically advanced version, safety and reliability will be enhanced, while the capital and operating expenditures (CAPEX & OPEX) will be reduced.“The new system has fewer moving parts, and therefore less maintenance is required”Furthermore, the compact design and advanced integration of components makes installation at the shipyard faster and easier.The heating media skid, used to evaporate LNG for pressurising the storage tank and to provide the engine with the correct gas temperature, has now been removed as have the pumps. In looking beyond the fuel gas system, Wärtsilä has demonstrated its ability to integrate multiple interfaces within the LNGPac.The new LNGPac directly utilises the engine’s cooling water, which results in fewer interfaces and less installation work for the shipyard. By eliminating electrical consumers, Wärtsilä enables the vessel to become even more environmentally friendly.A similar improvement is made to Wärtsilä’s Cold Recovery solution, which enables the cold energy of the LNG to be utilized by the ship’s HVAC-system. In the new Cold Recovery system Wärtsilä directly connects the ship’s HVAC (or other refrigeration systems) to the Tank Connection Space, thus removing a complete circuit consisting of heat exchangers, valves and pumps.The Wärtsilä GVU is a module located between the LNG storage system and the dual-fuel (DF) engine. It is used to regulate the gas pressure and ensure a safe disconnect of the gas system should that be necessary. By combining the LNGPac and the GVU into a single, fully integrated system, considerable space can be saved and a simple ‘plug and play’ solution will save installation time and costs for the yard.New innovative solutions have been applied to almost every aspect of the new, compact and easy to install fuel gas system. These include an integrated airlock and control cabinet, a more compact bunkering station, an enclosed or integrated gas valve unit, and maximised LNG storage volume. Several of the features have been patented by Wärtsilä.The upgraded LNGPac system will be officially launched during the ONS 2014 conference and exhibition being held in Stavanger, Norway from August 25 to 28. Wärtsilä experts will be on hand at stand number K115 to further explain the benefits of these latest innovations.The new LNGPac will also be featured at the SMM 2014 exhibition being held in Hamburg from September 9 to 12, stand 305 in Hall A4.Press Release, August 26, 2014last_img read more

Northeastern New Brunswick monastery closes 100yearold dairy operation

first_imgROGERSVILLE, N.B. – A 100-year tradition will come to an end at a New Brunswick monastery Thursday when 80 head of cattle will be taken to neighbouring Nova Scotia for auction.The Cistercian-Trappist Monastery in Rogersville, N.B., has decided to end its dairy operation because of financial problems.Brother Stephan Hewitt, who has been in charge of the herd for 35 years, told Global News that “we don’t make a big profit with the dairy.”Hewitt, who is one of eight monks remaining at the monastery, says it will continue its poultry raising operation, which he says is much more lucrative.Six of their 14 employees will lose their jobs because of the change.The monks plan to look at future ventures such as beer brewing or cheesemaking.The monastery has already auctioned off 82 cattle and the remaining 80 will be sold in Truro, N.S., on Thursday.Hewitt said he plans to accompany the cattle to the auction.“I want to see the girls off one last time,” he said. “Give them a last hug.”(Global News)last_img read more

Hunt for suspect in Saskatchewan after separate armed carjackings in Alberta

first_imgEDMONTON – The manhunt continues in Saskatchewan for a second suspect allegedly involved in a shooting and double carjacking in Edmonton earlier this week.Edmonton police and Alberta RCMP began the search after a vehicle was stolen and shots were fired at a hotel in the suburb of Sherwood Park, sending one man to the hospital with gunshot wounds to his shoulder and neck.Later that night, police responded to a carjacking with a shotgun at a gas station. Both stolen vehicles were found abandoned and one had been set on fire.On Thursday morning, RCMP in Maidstone arrested one man near the Saskatchewan community.Officers then started searching farmyards and acreages in the rural areas near Paynton and Maidstone for a second man believed to be on foot.RCMP warned the suspect could be armed and dangerous and said people should stay clear of areas with a heavy police presence and report anything suspicious.Leslie Checkosis, from the Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan, told CTV he was driving on Highway 16 to Saskatoon Thursday morning when an RCMP officer stopped him and told him to take a different route.“A truck with one officer in it and it was parked right at the cross road,” Checkosis said. “We had to stop and when he came out to talk with us, he had an assault rifle with him.”At least two schools in the area — Chief Little Pine School and Chief Poundmaker School — were locked down, and the lobby of the Paynton post office was locked because of the incident.(CJME, CTV Regina)last_img read more

Care home bosses warned revenge evictions could be illegal

first_imgA respondent to the survey said the care home had issued a "gagging order" after they complained about a relative's care Consumer watchdog Which? said during a call for evidence last year 14 people came forward to say a family member had been evicted after a complaint had been made about the home.It said the figures were likely to be “the tip of the iceberg” as many relatives were too afraid to come forward and there was no official data on the issue.In one case a respondent to the survey, who did not want to be named, said the care home had issued a “gagging order” after they complained about a relative’s care.The home said “they would take me to court for slander and told me my parents were no longer welcome at the nursing home and had two weeks of their fees paid and wanted them out by then,” the person claimed. Other respondents alleged physical abuse which had resulted in an eviction notice when they complained.”My mother of 96 yrs with dementia. Dozens of bruises, head, arms, hands, legs, hip etc., when we asked questions as to how she was getting them we were given notice of 28 days,” the response said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The care home regulator in England said it had already begun collecting data from care homes to examine the scale of the issue A respondent to the survey said the care home had issued a “gagging order” after they complained about a relative’s carecenter_img Care home bosses have been warned ‘revenge evictions’ could be illegal, as the regulator confirms it has begun collecting data to examine the scale of the problem. Watchdogs have raised concerns over the problem of vulnerable elderly people being kicked out of their care homes because their family members have complained.The Competition and Markets Authority has said the practice is “highly likely to be unfair under consumer law”. A spokesman told the Sunday Telegraph: “We have heard serious concerns that some care homes may be unfairly evicting residents or banning visitors as a punishment for making a complaint.”No one should face eviction for simply complaining. It is essential that people feel safe enough to complain when they have a grievance, without the threat of eviction or a ban.”That’s why we have already urged the Government and sector regulators to strengthen current protections, as well as taking steps ourselves to ensure all care homes understand and comply with their obligations under consumer law.” The care home regulator in England said it had already begun collecting data from care homes to examine the scale of the issueCredit:Kirsty O’Connor Alex Hayman, Which? Managing Director of Public Markets, said: “The stories we heard in the space of a few months suggest these appalling practices – which some people might see as revenge evictions – could be far more widespread.”They have devastating consequences for residents and their families, some of whom told us they are too scared to even make a complaint in the first place.”The Government must urgently set out plans to strengthen consumer protections for care home residents to ensure no-one falls victim to unfair evictions, contracts or fees. “Ministers should ensure action is included in the Goverment’s upcoming response to the competition regulator’s market study of care homes.”The warning comes as the care home regulator in England said it had already begun collecting data from care homes to examine the scale of the issue.The Care Quality Commission, which inspects care homes, revealed that it has begun asking businesses how many residents they had asked to leave. The Commission said the new question was part of its plan to overhaul and digitise its annual survey of care homes.A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman said: “Residents in care homes and their families rightly expect the highest standards of care and it is completely unacceptable for anyone to be forced to leave unfairly.”We are considering the findings of the CMA report carefully to ensure instances like these are dealt with.”last_img read more

Major General Atherly to head CANU Harmon

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCANU head confirms Govt dismissalJune 17, 2017In “latest news”Public Security Minister mulling James Singh’s return under his MinistryAugust 18, 2017In “latest news”Harmon receives final report on illegal aircraft found at YupukariNovember 25, 2016In “latest news” ..while current head proceeds on leaveState Minister, Joseph Harmon, this morning said that in line with Government’s policy to ensure that officers do not accumulate annual leave and in turn request pay in lieu of such, James Singh, Head of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU), has been asked to proceed on leave effective today.Major General (ret’d) Michael Atherly“This is the practice that we have embraced since we came into office and, therefore, Mr Singh, who had some leave accumulated, has been asked to go on leave with effect from today and Major General (ret’d) Michael Atherly will be heading CANU. This has been communicated to the Minister of Public Security, who is the person responsible for CANU” Minister Harmon said.According to Harmon “public officers have always been encouraged to take their leave and we want to discourage this practice of accumulating large amounts of leave and then asking for payment in lieu. So we are trying to ensure that all public officers get their leave during that year.”Major General (ret’d) Atherly was responsible for leading the review of the National Drug Strategy Master Plan 2014-2018. This review led to the development of the National Drug Strategy Master Plan 2016-2020, which was launched last December. read more

Caterpillar works out solution for Tier 4 interim in lesser regulated countries

first_imgCaterpillar recently announced its strategy for meeting the needs of customers in lesser regulated countries selling and purchasing used Tier 4 interim products for operation in lesser regulated countries, where prevailing fuel quality and fuel sulphur content vary widely. Based on extensive testing, analysis and field validation, Caterpillar has determined that Cat Tier 4 interim engine systems between 130 kW and 895 kW (7-32 litre engines) will not require any modification to operate in lesser regulated countries. For Cat Tier 4 interim engines less than 130 kW, Caterpillar will offer authorised modification processes that remove aftertreatment from machine and commercial engine configurations to enable operation in lesser regulated countries. Modification processes, which include decertification, will be made available to customers in lesser regulated countries exclusively through their local Cat dealer beginning in 2014.Caterpillar anticipates both the modified <130 kW engine systems and unmodified 130-895 kW engine systems will meet used equipment customer expectations for operation in the vast majority of potential lesser regulated export destinations. “Tier 4 used equipment migration is a complex issue,” said Ramin Younessi, Vice President, Industrial Power Systems Division. “Because Caterpillar serves customers in all markets, we develop products to meet the needs of customers in all types of regulatory environments. For example, all non-road equipment operated in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan must operate on ultra-low sulphur diesel fuel. When equipment developed for certain markets, like our Tier 4 equipment, moves to different markets, it adds challenges for Caterpillar, our dealers and our customers. Challenges arise due to diverse emissions regulations, the need for dealer readiness training and the need to help customers understand how to operate and maintain these next generation products. Most importantly, customers contemplating the purchase or modification of used Cat Tier 4 products need to understand and comply with their local regulatory requirements.”Since Caterpillar began introducing Tier 4 products in February 2011, the field population has grown rapidly to over 82,000 products operating in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. These products have amassed almost 42 million operating hours, with excellent reliability and fuel efficiency results – creating interest among used equipment purchasers. According to Younessi, a key consideration for Caterpillar in developing its strategy for Tier 4 migration was to help ensure customers maintain the resale value of their used equipment. This gives them options to sell in new markets, including less regulated countries. Younessi added, “With the migration strategy, we’re looking forward, ahead of the Tier 4 Interim products that are already finding their way overseas to lesser regulated countries. Tier 4 Final products won’t be far behind the Interim products, which is why the strategy we’ve developed focuses on a solution for today’s customers—and for future customers.”Beginning with Cat dealers in locations Caterpillar has identified as higher probability recipients of used Tier 4 equipment, the company is preparing dealers to support the migration of used equipment to lesser regulated countries. These dealers will have access to service training, parts stock, service tooling and product information, including detailed information on specific product availability.last_img read more

Tiny Robot Hands Create Tiny Paper Airplanes

first_imgEven tiny robot hands have to have some fun sometimes–albeit of the tiny variety. The da Vinci surgical robot has taken some time out from its busy schedule of performing remote surgery demos to handcraft a little bit of simple origami. In order to show off the ‘bot’s true skills, Jim Porter, a surgeon based out of Seattle has used da Vinci to craft a paper airplane that’s less than the size of a penny.Video of the fun little feat after the jump.last_img

Les lions dAfrique menacés par les chasseurs américains

first_imgLes lions d’Afrique menacés par les chasseurs américainsSi la chasse menace depuis des années de nombreuses espèces, elle emprunte aujourd’hui un aspect bien particulier, la quête de trophées. Le lion d’Afrique n’échappe pas à cette cruelle pratique. Cible favorite des chasseurs américains, il représente un butin considérable. A la base pourchassé par les habitants des villages locaux, le lion d’Afrique doit aujourd’hui faire face à un nouveau prédateur, le chasseur de trophées. Cette pratique a pour seul objectif de prélever quelques parties de la dépouille de l’animal. Du tapis de peau à la griffe en collier, ces objets entretiendront un funeste commerce florissant aux Etats-Unis et dans le reste du monde.À lire aussiUn lion retrouve la liberté après avoir vécu en cage pendant 13 ans (Vidéo)Sur l’ensemble des exterminations effectuées par l’Homme ces dix dernières années, deux tiers sont dues à la quête de trophées pratiquée par les chasseurs américains. Ce phénomène a largement participé à la diminution du nombre de lions en Afrique. En un siècle, la quantité d’individus est passée de 200.000 à 40.000, voire 23.000 selon certaines estimations. Des chiffres qui ne laissent pas les organisations de protection des animaux indifférentes.La chasse américaine a doublé en 10 ans Celles-ci ont lancé un appel à la Maison Blanche afin d’interdire l’importation de trophées provenant d’espèces menacées. Le rapport déposé mardi par ces organisations est sans appel. Il dénonce les risques d’une telle pratique à travers des constats alarmants. En 10 ans, la chasse américaine a doublé avec un certain penchant pour l’extermination des mâles dominants. Une tendance dangereuse qui pourrait mener aux décès d’autres mâles du groupe à l’occasion de luttes pour la dominance.Toutefois, les experts de la faune ne préconisent pas une interdiction totale de la chasse mais une pratique modérée. En effet, la chasse peut dans certains cas, contribuer à la conservation des espèces par le maintien de zones sauvages. L’interdiction de cette pratique amènerait les gouvernements à générer des bénéfices sur l’élevage ou l’agriculture provoquant la destruction de ces zones. Le 3 mars 2011 à 18:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Around 9m yaba pills seized on Myanmar border in 3 months

first_imgRohingya children cross the Bangladesh-Myanmar border fence as they try to enter Bangladesh in Bandarban, an area under Cox`s Bazar authority. ReutersBorder security forces have seized nearly nine million yaba (methamphetamine) pills in less than three months as a massive influx of Rohingyas brings increased smuggling from Myanmar, officials said Tuesday.Increased raids on fishing boats on the Naf river, which divides the neighbours, have reaped the massive haul of ‘yaba’ pills which are snapped up by Bangladesh youth.Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) troops in the border town of Teknaf have seized some 5.16 million of the caffeine-laced meth pills and coast guards have confiscated 3.47 million pills since 1 January, officials said.”In one raid on 15 March, we seized 1.8 million yaba pills abandoned in four sacks in the Naf river,” border guard commander lieutenant colonel Asadud Zaman Chowdhury told AFP.”It is the biggest ever yaba seizure by the BGB,” he said. The guards arrested 11 smugglers in March, including seven Rohingyas.Rohingya refugee. Photo: Syful-IslamCoast guards patrolling the Bay of Bengal arrested six Myanmar citizens and seized some 300,000 pills from one fishing boat this month, a senior officer said.Yaba is a Thai word meaning “crazy medicine”. The pills have become an easy source of income for the Rohingya who have poured across the border since the Myanmar military launched a crackdown in their home Rakhine state in August last year.The refugees act as ‘yaba’ carriers, handing over the pills to dealers on the Bangladesh side of the border who then take them to the country’s main cities, according to police.Border guards and counter-narcotics officials told AFP that the trafficking flourishes because of the difficulty patrolling the 54 kilometres (33 miles) of the Naf which acts as the border between the two countries.The pills are produced in bathroom-sized labs on the Myanmar side of the border, according to a Bangladeshi counter-narcotic official.Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh since August 25, joining another 300,000 already living in camps along the border for many years.”The number of people who were used as carriers has increased due to the influx. The internal carriers have increased. Some of them are desperate just for survival,” Chowdhury said.”It is a way to make easy money,” said Chowdhury, who explained that a yaba pill bought on the Myanmar border for 20 US cents can be sold at three-four dollars in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has called for “zero tolerance” on yaba smuggling from Myanmar and ordered an increased anti-narcotics drive along the border, the coast guard officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity.last_img

BCL police clash in Chittagong University

first_imgA faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League enforced blockade halts Chittagong University shuttle trains. Photo: UNBA clash broke out between the demonstrating Chittagong University unit leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and police on Sunday.Bangladesh Chhatra League is the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL).The BCL men enforced a blockade in the university from 7:30am today locking the main entrance of the university to press home their four-point demand.The demands are — withdrawal of arms lawsuit against six of their activists and their release, withdrawal of all political cases filed since 2015, resignation of the proctor and closing of Hathazari police station officer-in-charge Belal Uddin.OC Belal Uddin told news agency UNB that a case was filed against several BCL activists after a clash between two factions of Awami League’s student wing and recovery of arms.Organising secretary of CU BCL’s abolished committee Mohammad Ilias said, “The movement will go on until the demands are met. Plying of train and other vehicles will be closed till then.”At the outset of the movement, the BCL men stopped the shuttle train service cutting down hosepipes of several compartments.Chattogram railway police officer-in-charge Md Mustafizur Rahman told Prothom Alo that for the time being the plying of shuttle is closed.The shuttle train’s compartment-based organisation of BCL Bijoy and Choose Friend with Care enforced the blockade.The university authorities called the demonstrators to withdraw the blockade before 12:00pm but they did not respond.The clash broke out when police tried to disperse the demonstrators. The law enforcement members fired tear-gas shells to disperse the demonstrating BCL men.The demonstrating Chhatra League men were throwing brick chips taking position in front of Shah Amanat and Suhrawardy halls of the university when the report was filed.The demonstrators cut tyres of at least 30 buses and other vehicles of the university.last_img read more

Molecules could create tiny circuits on computer chips

first_imgPolymer molecules can be deposited onto computer chips where they arrange themselves into small-scale patterns like the one shown here. Credit: Yeon Sik Jung and Joel Yang. (PhysOrg.com) — As the features on computer chips become increasingly smaller, finding ways to fabricate the chips has become a big challenge. In a new study, researchers from MIT have demonstrated that certain molecules can be deposited on mostly empty chips, where they arrange themselves into patterns that form the outlines of tiny functioning circuits. Researchers Karl Berggren, the Emanuel E. Landsman Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Caroline Ross, the Toyota Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, have published their new method in a recent issue of Nature Nanotechnology. New Laser Technique Advances Nanofabrication Process Citation: Molecules could create tiny circuits on computer chips (2010, March 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-03-molecules-tiny-circuits-chips.html More information: Joel K. W. Yang, Yeon Sik Jung, Jae-Byum Chang, R. A. Mickiewicz, A. Alexander-Katz, C. A. Ross & Karl K. Berggren. “Complex self-assembled patterns using sparse commensurate templates with locally varying motifs.” Nature Nanotechnology. Doi:10.1038/nnano.2010.30. via: MIT News © 2010 PhysOrg.com As explained in an article at MIT News, the process currently used to fabricate circuits on chips – photolithography – has changed very little over the past 50 years. Photolithography involves shining a light through a patterned mask onto a layer of light-sensitive material coated on the computer chip. Light exposure causes the photoresist to harden, and when the unhardened area is washed away, only the patterned area remains.However, now that chip features have become smaller than the wavelength of light used in this process, photolithography cannot be used anymore. To confront this challenge, researchers have tried using electron beams instead of light beams due to their smaller wavelength. However, the problem with electron-beam lithography is that it takes a long time, and so it is more expensive. Unlike photolithography, which can expose an entire chip at once with light, an electron beam is more focused and can only expose small areas at a time, so that it has to scan back and forth across the chip to cover the entire area.In the new method, Berggren and Ross have greatly minimized the need for electron-beam lithography, using it only to create sparsely patterned guidance posts throughout the chip. To fill in the patterns between the posts, they deposited long, repeating chains of polymer molecules that attach themselves to the posts and then arrange themselves in specific patterns. To get the desired patterns, the researchers used copolymers, which are made of two different types of polymer molecules. The different polymer chains don’t like to mix, yet they are still joined together – like “the characters played by Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin in the movie Midnight Run, a bounty hunter and a white-collar criminal who are handcuffed together but can’t stand each other,” in Berggren’s analogy. By trying to pull away from each other, the polymers arrange themselves into predictable patterns.Later, when exposed to a plasma, one of the polymers turns to hardened glass, while the other burns away. Like in photolithography, the glass polymer could be used as the photoresist, which hardens to form the pattern. By controlling different characteristics – such as polymer lengths, their relative proportions, and the shape and location of the posts – the researchers could produce a variety of specific patterns that could be useful for designing circuits. With its minor reliance on electron-beam lithography, the new method could offer cost-effective fabrication in areas besides computer chips. For example, the technique could be used to produce stamps for creating magnetic patterns on hard disks, which are currently produced with electron-beam lithography. However, more research is required before manufacturing individual computer chips with self-assembling molecules, such as getting the molecules to form the exact patterns needed to produce functioning circuits. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more