Maharashtra sees rise in infant deaths in three years

first_imgThe State witnessed the higher number of infant deaths in the last three years with 2018-2019 alone accounting for the death of 16,539 new born babies due to infection, pneumonia, low birth weight and breathing defects.Public Health Minister Eknath Shinde, said in a written reply in Assembly, according to Health Management Information System (HMIS) report, the number of new born babies who died in 2016-17 was 10,348, and in 2017-18 it was 13,069.The State has set a target to reduce infant mortality rate at 10 per 1,000 live births by 2030 under the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). The IMR in Maharashtra was 22 in 2014, and has come down to 19, he said.The minister said the deaths have not taken place due to lack of facilities such as incubators, ventilators, expert medical attention or facilities. “These deaths have taken place due to infection, pneumonia, less weight and breathing defect at birth. As per the HMIS report, in the period of April to August, 2017, Solapur district alone saw 309 infant deaths,” it said.The state has 1,828 primary health care centres, 10,668 sub-centres, 462 Ayurvedic dispensaries, and 108 mobile health squads which provide primary health care, he said.last_img read more

IPL 2011: Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors- PWI win by 5 wkts

first_imgYuvraj Singh’s team Pune finally managed to pull off a win after a series of losses in IPL-4. They were clinical in their approach as they beat Punjab by five wickets at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Sunday. Score | PhotosThey skittled Punjab to a lowly 119 and then chased down the 120-run target on the first ball of the 18th over.Batting second, Pune would have been hoping for a Jesse Ryder encore, but that didn’t happen as the big-hitting Kiwi fell in the fifth over of the innings on a paltry 15 to left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt when the score was 32.Though the score wasn’t too tough for the Pune side still they lost some wickets. Next to take a walk was their in-form batsman Robin Uthappa. A bouncer of Ryan Harris took the top edge of this bat to safely land in Shalabh Srivastava’s hands in the deep. He fell for 22 when the team total was 69.Opener Manish Pandey, who was batting at ease thus far could not continue any further and was bowled out by Praveen Kumar on 28. Pune were 84/3 post his fall.Then Yuvraj Singh and Callum Ferguson put on 32 runs for the fourth wicket to help Pune inch close to victory. Yuvraj departed after scoring a quick-fire 35 off Srivastava in the 16th over when the team total was 116.Two balls later Srivastava got the better of Abhishek Jhunjhunwala when the score was 117.That was the last wicket to fall for Pune as they managed to win the match by five wickets with Mitchell Marsh and Ferguson at the crease.advertisementPunjab inningsPune bowlers restricted Punjab to a meagre 119/8 during their IPL match.Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss and elected to bat in the 51st IPL match of the season.Punjab openers Adam Gilchrist, Paul Valthaty were batting steadily with Valthaty trying to up the tempo and Gilchrist supporting him. All of a sudden Gilchrist attempted a slog sweep off leg spinner Rahul Sharma in the fourth over. The ball failed to clear the boundary and instead Abhishek Jhunjhunwala caught him nice and easy in the deep. Punjab lost their first wicket on 25.Rahul Sharma, who was bowling with good turn and variation then got the better of Valthaty in the 8th over. The ball came on rather to quickly for Valthaty, who ended up giving a catch to Bhuvneshwar Kumar at point. He fell for 23 when the team total was 50.Post those wickets Shaun Marsh and Dinesh Karthik tried to increase the run rate, but that didn’t happen as Marsh soon departed to a Bhuvneshwar Kumar ball in the 13th over when he was batting on 32. Punjab were 80/3 post his fall.New man in the middle David Hussey did not last long as Kumar came around to scalp him cheaply in the 15th over to reduce Punjab to 94/4.Shaun Marsh’s brother in the opposition camp, Mitchell Marsh claimed Dinesh Karthik in the 16th over when he was batting on 30. Punjab were 100/5 post his fall.An over later Wayne Parnell got rid of Mandeep Singh with Pune captain Yuvraj Singh pouching him in the covers. Punjab scoreboard read 110/6.Aussie Ryan Harris too didn’t stay for long and departed to a Mitchell Marsh delivery in the 19th over when the score was 114.Soon Punjab’s erratic innings came to an ended with 119/8 on the board.last_img read more

Maserati launches Quattroporte GTS priced at Rs 2.7 cr

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 12 (PTI) Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati today launched its Maserati Quattroporte GTS model in India priced at an average price of Rs 2.7 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).The performance-oriented luxury sedan will be available in two trim options — GranLusso and GranSport, the company said in a statement.The Maserati Quattroporte GTS is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine with an output of 530 horse power at 6,500- 6,800 rpm. It can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 310 km/hr.”In India, the 2018 Quattroporte GTS GranLusso and GranSport range will be available at an average price of Rs 2.7 crore (ex-showroom Delhi) based on customisation,” the company added.Maseratis product portfolio in India includes flagship sedan Quattroporte, sporty sedan Ghibli, along with sports cars GranTurismo and GranCabrio. It will soon launch its SUV Levante. PTI RKL SBTlast_img read more

Improved Caribou Provincial Park Will Open Soon

first_imgA new guest services building is making Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park an even better destination for campers, picnickers and swimmers. The province officially opened the new building today, June 7, at the Pictou County park which opens for campers June 14. Caribou-Munroes Island is in its 55th year of operation and was one of the province’s three most-visited parks last year, issuing 5,000 camping permits. “Each of our provincial parks has activities and events that highlight the best natural attributes of Nova Scotia,” said Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker. “Caribou-Munroes Island park has a lot to offer visitors and is a great base from which to explore our beautiful county.” The park is about six kilometres from the Town of Pictou. “Caribou-Munroes Island is a wonderful spot for outdoor physical activity,” said Sally O’Neill, trails co-ordinator, Active Pictou County. “It’s a valuable piece of nature that is constantly being changed by weather and tide, each visit uncovers something new.” The provincial park is open until Oct. 14. Camping reservations are recommended and can be made online at or by calling 1-888-544-3434. The province is introducing Learn2Camp this year for people with limited camping experience, or who want to brush up on their skills. Learn2Camp will be offered at Smiley’s Provincial Park in Hants County on Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7. Natural Resources has a network of 120 provincial parks. About 24,000 people participated in parks activities in 2012.last_img read more

CRISIL ratings laud KMCs performance

first_imgKolkata: CRISIL has reaffirmed its rating on debt programme of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) at CRISIL A+/Stable and has also renewed and reaffirmed its corporate credit rating (CCR) at CCR A+/Stable. The ratings continue to reflect the KMC’s stable operating performance, thanks to sustained support from the state government. Due to stable financial performance of the civic body, the revenue receipts are expected to increase to Rs 3,290 crore in the 2019-20 fiscal, from Rs 2,599 crore in the 2018-19 fiscal. The grants from the state government have contributed about 49% of the total revenue receipts in the current fiscal. KMC’s own revenue has grown over the years, primarily on increase of property tax collection. Property tax has gone up to Rs 822 crore in 2018, from Rs 655 crore in 2014.last_img read more

No winning ticket for Friday nights 60 million Lotto Max jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $60 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.However, four of the 15 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each were won — three going to ticket holders in Ontario and one in Quebec.The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on May 18 will remain at approximately $60 million, but there will be 29 Maxmillion prizes up for grabs.last_img

CameroonNigeria border commission to examine proposals UN says

At the meeting in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, the UN-sponsored Mixed Commission’s Joint Technical Team (JTT) will also plan a revised timetable for its work and a field assessment to begin next month, UNOWA said.The Commission has said that the issues before it include the mutually agreed demarcation of the 1,600-kilometre border, which passes through oil-rich land and sea, and the fate of local populations. As the waters of Lake Chad have receded, due to desertification, local populations deriving their livelihoods from the lake have followed the water line, further blurring the boundary.After Nigeria deployed militarily in Bakassi Peninsula, Cameroon brought the matter to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 1994 and in 2002 the Court based its irrevocable judgement on a border drawn up by the former colonial powers, the United Kingdom and Germany.The Commission has a sub-commission responsible for demarcation of the land boundary between the two countries and another working on protecting the rights of affected populations, along with a working group on the maritime boundary and on withdrawals and transfers of authority in both the land boundary and the Bakassi Peninsula.The withdrawal and transfer of authority took place in villages along the Lake Chad area in December 2003 and along the land boundary in July 2004. read more

SP downgrades Puerto Rico debt says it would have been worse without

by Danica Coto, The Associated Press Posted Feb 4, 2014 2:21 pm MDT S&P downgrades Puerto Rico debt, says it would have been worse without government reforms SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Credit-rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded Puerto Rico’s debt to junk status Tuesday, a decision that frustrated island officials who said they had taken at times painful steps to reduce government spending and boost revenue amid an eight-year recession.Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said it was not a surprise that S&P cut the rating one notch to “BB+,” one level below investment grade, but he called the move unfair and unnecessary.“Every time we did something they requested, they moved the line further back,” he said. “We have addressed every issue they have brought up.”The announcement comes as the U.S. territory prepares to return to the bond market this month, and S&P said the downgrade would have been more severe without recent reductions in the Puerto Rican government’s budget deficit and its overhaul of strained public pension systems.Eduardo Bhatia, president of Puerto Rico’s senate, expressed anger at S&P and questioned how a credit agency that he said supported a move by the previous Puerto Rico administration to borrow $16 billion now decided to downgrade the island’s debt.“Today, it turns around and stabs us in the back,” he said. “For the past year, we’ve met their demands and our people have made great sacrifices to improve the fiscal situation and honour all that debt they endorsed.”Economists say years of deficits under previous Puerto Rican administrations led to the majority of the government’s outstanding $70 billion debt.S&P’s announcement worried many in Puerto Rico, which has entered its eighth year in recession while struggling with $70 billion in public debt and a 15.4 per cent unemployment rate, higher than any U.S. state.Garcia and other top officials sought to assure Puerto Ricans and bondholders that they would continue to whittle down the debt and present a deficit-free budget next fiscal year.“Decades of fiscal irresponsibility cannot be turned around in 12 months,” Garcia said. “But the truth is, we did everything we could to turn it around in 12 months. My administration is not to blame for this downgrade, but I will take responsibility to pull the island out of it.”He assured Puerto Ricans that the government will be operating as usual and that he will submit legislation on Wednesday to further reduce the deficit this year.Puerto Rico’s bonds are popular with U.S. investors because they are exempt from federal, state and local taxes, and investors have become increasingly concerned about its ability to repay its debt.Treasury Secretary Melba Acosta said the government is disappointed in S&P’s decision, but she stressed that the island has all the liquidity on hand necessary to deal with the fallout.“This did not catch us by surprise,” she said. “We were prepared.”David Chafey, chairman of Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank, said the government has adequate resources to pay $575 million in debt payments due in 90 days and an additional $375 million in six months.The downgrade had been expected by many in the investment community since the three major credit agencies put Puerto Rico’s debt on watch for a possible downgrade. As a result, bond trading levels already reflected a lower-rating than even the new BB+ grade from Standard & Poor’s, said Alan Schankel, managing director of Janney Capital Markets in Philadelphia.“With three rating agencies having the rating on watch for downgrade, I don’t think anybody will be terribly surprised by the downgrade,” Schankel said. “I’m sure there will be some negative price reaction in the near future, and specifically tomorrow, but I don’t think it will be precipitous.”David Tawil, co-founder and portfolio manager of New York-based Maglan Capital, said it was unclear whether a big sell-off in Puerto Rico bonds might occur Wednesday as a result of the downgrade.“This is a pretty big mountain of debt that could come into the market,” he said. “I don’t think we’ll know the ramifications until we’re given a couple of days of trading activity. Tomorrow will be an interesting day to see how the market reacts.”___Associated Press writer Ben Fox in Miami contributed to this report. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ban expresses deep condolences to Cambodia following death of former monarch

“The Secretary-General acknowledges King Sihanouk’s long dedication to his country and his legacy as a unifying national leader who is revered by Cambodians and respected internationally,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson added in a statement.According to media reports, King Sihanouk, 89, died after having a heart attack in Beijing, China, where he had been residing for the past eight years. The former monarch came to the throne in 1941 and remained a prominent figure for more than 60 years until his abdication in 2004, when he passed the throne to his son, King Norodom Sihamoni.King Sihanouk saw Cambodia go from French rule to independence in 1953, experienced house arrest during the Khmer Rouge regime during which nearly two million people died between 1975 and 1979, and faced 13 years of exile during the country’s civil war that followed the regime’s toppling. He later returned to his country amidst its efforts with reconciliation and the restoration of political stability.“The Secretary-General also hopes that the legacy of the former King will allow Cambodia to advance the national healing process, including through continued commitment to justice,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said. read more

The AntiAusterity Alliance is changing its name

first_img By Paul Hosford Friday 10 Mar 2017, 2:54 PM TDs Paul Murphy, Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry. Image: Leah Farrell/ Share Tweet Email2 194 Comments 24,598 Views center_img The Anti-Austerity Alliance is changing its name A spokesperson told that the move was brought about to expand the focus of the party. TDs Paul Murphy, Ruth Coppinger and Mick Barry. Image: Leah Farrell/ Updated 2.44 pmTHE ANTI-AUSTERITY Alliance will be no more as of today.The party formerly known as the Socialist Party will rebrand as Solidarity, it has announced.The party says that the AAA moniker, which started life in 2014, was too narrowly focused and didn’t give a real sense of the scope of the party activity.The AAA side of the alliance with People Before Profit currently has six TDs but it is not envisaged that this agreement will change. Instead, the alliance will become Solidarity-PBP.A spokesperson told that the move was brought about to expand the focus of the party.“The AAA was a very economically-focused name but we do a lot in terms of legislation and campaigning. During the marriage equality referendum people said they didn’t know we had positions on these things.“The new name carries a sentiment that’s in society at the minute with strikes and movements across the board.“It’s more about becoming an activist base.”TD Paul Murphy told that now was the time to broaden the party’s outlook.“You have to look at it as a process. The AAA was specifically set up to protest against the LPT and Property tax.“Then it was about broadening the profile nationally, so it’s a logical step as part of building a broad left party in this country. It’s going to fight for the key economic issues and for the issues that affect regular people.“But also it will fight against oppression.”Murphy said the name “encapsulates the method of struggle needed to fight for better conditions”.“It also offers a vision for the future. It’s a word that connects with a lot of people.”The Solidarity-PBP grouping will be registered in the Dail, Murphy says, and he is in favour of a stronger coalition between the two going forward. However, he doesn’t agree that the fact that the two haven’t joined forces is an indictment of the left.“If you’re going to build a clear left alternative, it has to be broader.“Solidarity is open to all those who share an anti-capitalist, anti-oppression platform. The AAA-PBP project has been very successful so there’s a really positive example taking place of the left coming together.”At a press conference this afternoon, Solidarity members also stressed that the new name comes at the time when the party is focusing on a range of other issues including climate change, abortion and migrant rights.The party says name change is currently being processed by the Dail registrar and will shortly come into effect.Read: Is this the left-wing party you’ve been waiting for? Short URL Mar 10th 2017, 2:54 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Le criquet va nous aider à éviter les accidents de la route

first_imgLe criquet va nous aider à éviter les accidents de la routeUne équipe internationale de chercheurs travaillent actuellement sur un système anti-collision pour les véhicules, basées sur les caractéristiques de la vision du criquet.Et si le criquet permettait d’empêcher les accidents de voiture et par là même de sauver des milliers de vie chaque année ? Si l’idée peut étonner, c’est précisément ce qu’affirment des chercheurs de l’université anglaise de Lincoln, en collaboration avec celle d’Hambourg, en Allemagne et de Tsinghua à Pékin, en Chine. En effet, ceux-ci se sont inspirés de l’appareil visuel de l’insecte, pour mettre au point une technologie anti-collision pour voitures. Comme beaucoup d’insectes, le criquet est doté d’un système d’alerte anticipé qui lui permet d’éviter les heurts lors de voyages à grande vitesse au cœur d’un essaim. Les scientifiques ont ainsi cherché à mettre en évidence les caractéristiques de cette fonction d’alarme afin de mettre en place un modèle de capteurs. Au final, l’équipe est parvenue à identifier un ensemble de signaux électriques et chimiques transmis au cerveau et à les retranscrire dans un système informatique. Le dispositif innovateur, n’a rien en commun avec les radars ou détecteurs infrarouges actuels. Récemment installé sur un robot, il permet d’explorer différents chemins et d’interagir avec les objets rencontrés en les identifiant préalablement et en les évitant. “La vision joue un rôle essentiel dans l’interaction pour la plupart des espèces animales et possède de remarquables capacités de traitement de l’image” explique au Dailymail Shigang Yue de l’Université de Lincoln. Contrer les erreurs humaines À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Il poursuit : “Par exemple, les insectes peuvent répondre à l’approche de prédateurs à une vitesse remarquable”. Cette recherche représente un véritable pas en avant dans la modélisation informatique de systèmes biologiques tels que la vision et d’autres fonctions sensorielles. Les chercheurs espèrent que le dispositif pourra être sous peu utilisé dans l’industrie automobile. “Il pourrait permettre aux véhicules de comprendre ce qui se passe sur la route et prendre des mesures plus rapides”, indique encore le chercheur. “Ces travaux offrent des indications importantes sur la façon dont nous pouvons développer un système pour la voiture, ce qui pourrait améliorer les performances à un niveau tel que l’on pourrait contrer l’erreur humaine”.
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VIDEO Debut episode of WWE Breaking Ground series

first_img Kickoff Show match set for No Mercy, Look back at Sting vs. Seth Rollins Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey Launching ‘Office’ Podcast Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Kanye West Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipKim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing MakeupVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:25 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 The Rock is the highest paid actor in the world, HBK at NXT tapings, NXT TakeOver behind the scenes video Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup WWE has posted the first episode of “Breaking Ground” for free on YouTube this weekend. The rest of the series will continue to air as an exclusive on the WWE Network. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’ Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Exclusive Interviews – Oscars buzz is rising at the Toronto Film Fest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Joan Lunden to receive the Warrior Award at 2016 WWE HOF

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Insight Editions announces “WWE: The Official Cookbook” set for release on March 19 SPOILERS: 3/22 and 3/23 Impact TV taping results from Windsor, Ontario, Canada Facebookcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Longtime WWE employee Sue Aitchison to receive the 2019 Warrior Award this April Courtesy of Lunden to receive 2016 Warrior Award at 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction CeremonyJoan Lunden, an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and breast cancer survivor, has been named the recipient of the second annual Warrior Award, which will be presented at the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 2 from American Airlines Center in Dallas, live on WWE Network at 8 ET/5 PT. The announcement was made by WWE Superstar John Cena on NBC’s “TODAY.”The Warrior Award is given to someone who has exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance, and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior. The award will be presented to Lunden by The Ultimate Warrior’s widow, Dana Warrior. In June 2014, Lunden was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, which required chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Lunden made the decision to take her battle public and has since shared her journey through cancer treatment, becoming a prominent voice in the breast cancer community.“It is truly humbling to be honored by WWE and receive this year’s Warrior Award at the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” Lunden said. “After being diagnosed with cancer, my first thought was to survive, but soon after, I changed my focus from my cancer to the fight against cancer and my life took on a whole new purpose. WWE has welcomed me into their family, offering me warmth and support, as have so many of the WWE fans from around the world. It is a privilege to receive this honor.”Acclaimed journalist and TV host Joan Lunden speaks on behalf of the women and men who are battling breast cancer every day.“On behalf of my family, we are proud to present this year’s Warrior Award to Joan Lunden,” said Dana Warrior. “Joan embodies all that this award was meant to capture. She is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the quintessential Warrior woman. It will be an honor to recognize her at this year’s WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.”“Joan Lunden has been an incredible role model to so many people and it is an honor to recognize her as the second annual Warrior Award recipient,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “The will and perseverance she gracefully displayed in her fight against breast cancer is an inspiration to millions of women around the world.”An eternal optimist, Lunden decided to turn her diagnosis into an opportunity to inspire others in the breast cancer community. Through her website,, and her social media channels, Lunden has created an online community dedicated to people living with and surviving from breast cancer. From her consistent journaling throughout her breast cancer treatment, Lunden wrote her most recent book, “Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival,” which documents her battle with cancer and provides a reflective look back at her life and career. Lunden continues to be an advocate for those diagnosed with the disease, making trips to Capitol Hill, and as a special correspondent for “TODAY’s” Pink Power series.Last year, the Warrior Award was presented for the first time ever to Connor Michalek, a Pittsburgh native and passionate WWE fan who passed away from cancer. In his honor, Connor’s Cure was created as a fund within Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation to support pediatric brain and spinal cord cancer research. To date, Connor’s Cure has raised $1 million and assisted more than 100 families around the world.The 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony airs live on the eve of WrestleMania, Saturday, April 2, at 8 ET/5 PT, only on WWE Network.last_img read more

Siewert says Huddersfield cannot compete with Chelsea

first_imgHuddersfield Town is in the last place of the English Premier League table and couldn’t even compete with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Huddersfield Town is dead-last in the English Premier League table with only 11 points after 25 matches.The team has only won twice, drawing five times and losing in 18 games.They are candidates to get demoted into the English Championship at the end of the 2018-2019 season.And after they were defeated 5-0 by giants Chelsea today, Huddersfield manager Jan Siewert says his team cannot compete.“We tried everything to beat them but they showed they are also very hungry because of their defeat against Bournemouth,” he told Sky Sports after today’s 5-0 defeat.“We missed several moments when we could have shot.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s possible to threaten but you have to shoot. Sometimes the ball goes for a corner or goes to goal, which is the important thing,” he commented.“It was a very bad moment for us. We had some chances before and then maybe we could have equalized before half-time and I’m not sure if it was a penalty.”“We have to work as intensely as possible and for my game, you need the right shape for that,” Siewert added.“To be intense and defend at the front is the most important thing. We have to work hard and continue.”“It’s definitely a test of character. Our fans were fantastic and we have to show that we are willing to win games,” the manager concluded.The team doesn’t have it easy.The next Saturday they will host Arsenal, only to visit Newcastle United and then receive the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers.last_img read more

More than 1700 Hondurans headed for the Mexico border new caravan of

first_img AP AP, More than 1,700 Hondurans headed for the Mexico border, new caravan of migrants AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala (AP) — More than 1,700 Hondurans were walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala on Wednesday, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States.Over 1,700 migrants passed through the Agua Caliente border crossing under the watchful eyes of about 200 police and soldiers. Some migrants told The Associated Press that they crossed informally elsewhere.Guatemala’s National Immigration Institute said there were 325 children or youths under 18 in the caravan. There were also just over 100 people from El Salvador.Miria Zelaya, who left the Honduran city of Colon and was traveling with 12 relatives, said she did not know what sort of work she hopes to find in the United States but was not dismayed by tougher immigration policies under President Donald Trump.“That does not discourage me,” Zelaya said. “The need is greater.”Migrants leaving Central America’s Northern Triangle nations of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala routinely cite widespread poverty, lack of opportunity and rampant gang violence as their motivation.Many in the group registered for 90-day visas in Guatemala, saying they felt it would offer peace of mind on the 300-mile (540-kilometer) trek to Mexico’s southern border.Hector Alvarado, a 25-year-old announcer, said he had been shut out of job opportunities for belonging to the political opposition and felt forced to leave to find work. He learned about the caravan on Facebook, said goodbye to relatives and hit the road.“My loved ones have already cried over of my leaving,” Alvarado said. “Now I have to press on.”The latest trek north comes as U.S. President Donald Trump has been working to convince the American public that there is a crisis at the southern border to justify construction of his long-promised border wall. Trump’s demand for billions of dollars to that end has resulted in a standoff with Congress that has forced a partial government shutdown.The fate that awaits the migrants at the Mexico-U.S. border is uncertain. Previous caravans that were seized upon last year by Trump in the run-up to the 2018 midterm election have quietly dwindled, with many having gone home to Central America or put down roots in Mexico. Many others — nearly half, according to U.S. Border Patrol arrest records — have sought to enter the U.S. illegally.About 6,000 Central Americans reached Tijuana in November amid conflict on both sides of the border over their presence in the Mexican city across from San Diego. As of earlier this week, fewer than 700 remained at a former outdoor concert venue in Tijuana that the Mexican government set up as a shelter to house them.Mexico has issued humanitarian visas to about 2,900 migrants from last fall’s caravan, many of whom are now working legally there with visas.Also Wednesday about 100 migrants set out as a group from the capital of El Salvador, hoping to join the larger group from Honduras. Their numbers represent less than a third of the estimated 350 migrants who leave El Salvador each day.“I can’t stay. I’m leaving because the gangs have threatened me — either I join them, or they’ll kill me,” said Adonay Hernandez, 22, who was carrying just $20 in his pocket but was confident he will make it to relatives in North Carolina. “God is my shield.”Others hoped to find a better life in Mexico, where they have options for applying for refuge and work permits.“I know that in Mexico they are helping us,” said Franklin Martinez, a 34-year-old traveling with his partner and their 2½-year-old daughter. “We are going to ask for refuge and we are going to stay and work. After we have saved enough, perhaps we will go to the United States, but our goal is to make it to Mexico.”Liduvina Margarin, vice minister for Salvadorans abroad, met with the migrants before they left a downtown plaza to warn them about the dangers of the northward route. She told them that more than half the Salvadorans who left in caravans have returned to the country.“Our duty is to say to you that you are never going to be better off than in your homeland, in your communities of origin,” Margarin said.Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that Mexico has been monitoring the latest caravan closely.He said the best option is for Central American governments to persuade their citizens to stay. Those who don’t will be allowed to enter Mexico in an orderly fashion and presented with options, and their human rights will be respected, Lopez Obrador added. January 16, 2019center_img Posted: January 16, 2019 Updated: 6:09 PM Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Cryonic freezing What is the process that could bring us back from

first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.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. COPY LINKAD Loading … A 14-year-old schoolgirl from London has won a landmark case to have her body cryogenically frozen in a bid to live again should a cure for the cancer that killed her be found. She will be the first British child to have her body frozen.The girls divorced parents disagreed over her wish to be frozen, so the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, asked the High Court to step in and give her a chance to have a life even if it meant it could take place centuries later.I dont want to die but I know I am going to … I want to live longer and I think that in the future they may find a cure for my cancer and wake me up. I want to have this chance, she wrote in a moving letter to the court.I think being cryo-preserved gives me a chance to be cured and woken up, even in hundreds of years time. I dont want to be buried underground, she continued.The girl, known as JS in court papers, had asked the court to allow her mother, who she lived with in London, and who supported her wish to be cryogenically preserved, to be the only person to be allowed to decide on the disposal of her body.JS was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2015 and by August 2016 was told that her illness was terminal and active treatment stopped. After researching cryonic preservation online, she decided that she wanted to be frozen after her death.Due to her age, she was unable to make a legally recognised will and had to get the permission of both her parents to sign up for the process which involves the freezing of a dead body in the hope that resuscitation and a cure may one day take place.Her father, whom she had not seen for eight years and himself has cancer, was against the move when she contacted him with her decision, reports The Mirror. Even if the treatment is successful and she is brought back to life in, lets say, 200 years, she may not find any relative and she might not remember things. She may be left in a desperate situation — given that she is still only 14 years old — and will be in the United States of America, he argued.The Telegraph noted that the father was also concerned about the moral and ethical implications of the process and whether he could be pursued for payments at some point in the future despite living on benefits.He eventually changed his mind and told the court that he respected her decision. This is the last and only thing she has asked from me.Justice Peter Jackson, who visited the girl in hospital as she was too ill to attend court, granted her last request on 6 October, noting that the prospect of her wishes being followed will reduce her agitation and distress about her impending death.JS lost her battle with cancer on 17 October. In his ruling, Justice Jackson publication of the case for a month until after her death and that the identities of both JS, her parents and other specific details of the case be withheld.He added that he was not making a decision on the rights and wrongs of cryogenic science but on the disagreement between the parents.Justice Jackson also noted that although the hospital trust was willing to help, it was not endorsing cryonics. On the contrary, all the professionals feel deep unease about it.The Telegraph said that the £37,000 cost for the cryogenic process was paid for by JSs maternal grandparents as her parents were unable to raise the necessary funds. The cost covers freezing the body and taking it to a storage facility in the US, which is only one of two countries — Russia being the other — that has the facility to store frozen bodies.center_img Cryonic freezing: What is the process that could bring us back from the dead?last_img read more

US Secret Service director stepping down

first_imgUS President Donald Trump speaks as US Vice President Mike Pence and Director of the Secret Service Joseph Clancy listen during the Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, US. Photo: ReutersUS Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy plans to step down next month, the agency said on Tuesday, two years after he took charge of the agency following high-profile security lapses by the service responsible for protecting the president.“Congratulations Dir Clancy on your retirement! The men & women of the @SecretService are grateful for your 29 years of service & leadership,” the Secret Service said on Twitter.Clancy will leave on March 4, an agency spokesman said.Clancy’s departure means that President Donald Trump will be able to select his own security chief. The Secret Service has almost 7,000 employees and is charged with protecting the president and his family as well as combating counterfeiting.Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, named Clancy head of the Secret Service in February 2015 after he had served as acting director for four months.He took over from Director Julia Pierson, who stepped down after an embarrassing breach in which a man carrying a knife jumped the White House fence and ran into the executive mansion.Obama picked Clancy despite the recommendation of an independent review panel that the next director be from outside the agency, which it said had become too insular.Clancy headed the Secret Service as it tackled a heavy workload despite having the lowest number of employees in a decade. He was also in charge during last year’s bitter presidential election without any major security incidents.The service’s credibility was also damaged in 2012 when it was revealed that members had hired prostitutes while in Colombia in advance of an Obama trip. A man hit the White House with automatic rifle fire in 2011, although the damage was not discovered until four days later.last_img read more

Rep Canfield invites residents to an identity theft presentation

first_img State Rep. Edward Canfield, D.O., will host a town hall meeting with the Michigan Attorney General’s office on Friday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.The meeting focuses on the dangers of identity theft and Susan Peters from the Attorney General’s office will give a presentation offering advice on how to best protect yourself and your family from this increasing threat to our privacy.“As technology continues to advance, the opportunity for our information to become compromised increases,” said Rep. Canfield, R-Sebewaing. “We, as consumers must remain vigilant in how we use our information, where we put it and how we dispose of important documents that we no longer need. I encourage all residents to attend this very informational event.”The free event will take place at the Huron County Expo Center, 170 W. Soper Road in Bad Axe. Tags: #SB Categories: Canfield Newscenter_img 20Sep Rep. Canfield invites residents to an identity theft presentationlast_img read more

Rep Lucido welcomes Romeo HS government students to Capitol

first_img Rep. Peter Lucido, of Shelby Township, welcomed 63 guests to the Capitol today as he hosted Romeo High School’s Advanced Placement Government program.Lucido gave a brief history lesson and explained his day-to-day responsibilities on the House floor prior to today’s session, ‘talking shop’ with teacher Lori Ferrington and the entire class.“It’s always great to see high school students actively engaged in their government and I hope they get the chance to be our leaders tomorrow,” Lucido said. “Today was a blast! Go Romeo Bulldogs!”Rep. Lucido, R-Shelby Township, is joined by Romeo High School AP Government students today in the state House of Representatives chamber during a tour of the state Capitol. Categories: Lucido News,News 01Feb Rep. Lucido welcomes Romeo HS government students to Capitollast_img read more

Rep Griffin to host senior and veterans expo

first_img02May Rep. Griffin to host senior and veterans expo Rep. Beth Griffin will host a senior and veterans expo with Senators Margaret O’Brien and Tonya Schuitmaker on Monday, May 7.“Connecting seniors and veterans to valuable services and information right here in Southwest Michigan is just one way to show our gratitude towards them,” Griffin said. “I look forward to this yearly event for the opportunity to provide access to important resources, and to learn from their experiences, as well as gain their insight and opinions on state government.”The event takes place at the Antwerp Township Activity Center, 24821 Front St. in Mattawan from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is free to all seniors and veterans.Complimentary health and wellness screenings will be available, including blood sugar, cholesterol, body mass, and blood pressure screenings by medical professionals.  Vision and hearing tests will also be available.  For more information, contact Sen. Schuitmaker at 517-373-0793. Categories: Griffin News,Griffin Photos,News,Photoslast_img read more