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Vargas shines as AEK wins Greek Cup

first_imgATHENS, Greece (AP) — Midfielder Ronald Vargas set up a goal in each half for AEK Athens to beat Olympiakos 2-1 and win the Greek Cup on Tuesday, ending a tournament marred by violence and administrative disputes.The final was played without fans at Athens’ Olympic Stadium, and followed repeated match date delays.AEK kept the Greek league champion in check, and Vargas picked out Pantalos Mantalos for a header in the 39th minute. Six minutes into the second half, he led a counterattack that saw Rafik Djebour fire past goalkeeper Roberto.Alejandro Dominguez got one back with a shot from distance in the 85th.Cup games were canceled by the government in March following fan violence at a semifinal. It later reversed the decision, under the threat of an international ban from FIFA.Although fans were forced to stay away, the win came as a huge relief for supporters who remained loyal to the Athens club after it collapsed financially three years ago and clawed its way back from the amateur leagues.“We are extremely happy tonight,” Vargas said. “We had a goal: Win the league or win the cup. We’ve won the cup and it feels great. … It doesn’t matter if you help the team by scoring or by helping teammates score. Everyone is overjoyed.” TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

I think I became much more focussed after my father’s death: Virat Kohli

first_imgVirat Kohli’s journey to the top has been well chronicled, but his humble beginnings too need a special mention.Recently, Kohli became the third ever Indian cricketer, after Sachin Tendulkar (1997-98) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2007), to win the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.The journey started way back in December 2006, when a young 18-year-old boy from Uttam Nagar walked out to bat for his Ranji Trophy team, Delhi, hours after his father passed away.”It happened in my arms. It was 3 in the morning, and I was batting overnight. I was 40 not out, and I had to go in the morning and bat the next day because it was a four-day Ranji Trophy cricket. We just couldn’t get help. We tried to get help from the neighbours, whoever we knew was a doctor. It was such a time of the night that no one responded. By the time ambulance and everything came, everything was already gone,” Kohli told in soon-to-be-aired television documentary on National Geographic.Also read – Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu named by Sports Ministry for Khel Ratna Award”I think I became much more focussed after that [father’s death]. I lost total desire of wanting to do the other stuff and put all my energy into realizing my dream and my father’s dream as well,” Kohli said.Delhi were playing Karnataka and he was batting on 40 overnight. Most of his teammates did not expect him to come to the ground after the loss of his father, but Kohli has always been a thorough professional. He walked out and scored 90 to save Delhi from a follow-on.advertisement”The incident that has changed me is the first season in Ranji Trophy where my father had passed away and I had to go out and play. Unknowingly it made me the person I’m today,” Kohli had said in an exclusive interview to India Today.Also read – How Kohli was chosen for Khel Ratna over Bajrang Punia. Sports Ministry explainsKohli has come a long way now — from leading the country’s U-19 team to World Cup glory back in 2008 to leading India’s charge in dominating the world of cricket in all forms of the game.The Indian captain led with the bat and finished with 593 runs from 10 innings at an average of 59.30, hitting two centuries and three fifties. India though failed to rid themselves of ghosts of visits past.Kohli’s performance with the bat in tricky conditions of England has definitely helped to reassert himself as the best batsman in the world. The series has also helped him to exorcise the ghosts of the horrible tour of 2014.Kohli chose to opt out of the ongoing Asia Cup to rest his body and manage his jam-packed schedule. He will likely be seen in action in the two-Test series against West Indies at home next month.last_img read more

Minister Cites Impact of NCDs on Health Budget

first_imgStory Highlights Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says non- communicable diseases (NCDs) take up 70 per cent of the country’s health budget, and represent the biggest public health challenge globally in the 21st Century. Dr. Wheatley says it is against this background that the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that member states give this matter “full priority” by developing “policies for the prevention and control” of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors. The Minister was speaking at a Diabetes outreach conference at the Jewel Resort, Runaway Bay, St. Ann, on April 26, sponsored by the Universities of the West Indies, Technology and Northern Caribbean. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says non- communicable diseases (NCDs) take up 70 per cent of the country’s health budget, and represent the biggest public health challenge globally in the 21st Century.Dr. Wheatley says it is against this background that the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that member states give this matter “full priority” by developing “policies for the prevention and control” of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors.The Minister was speaking at a Diabetes outreach conference at the Jewel Resort, Runaway Bay, St. Ann, on April 26, sponsored by the Universities of the West Indies, Technology and Northern Caribbean.Dr. Wheatley noted that in 2005, the WHO, in a report, said that some vital investments will be needed to tackle the problem.“Non-communicable diseases, including diabetes, account for 60 per cent of all deaths worldwide. Four out of every five deaths from chronic diseases come from low and middle income countries,” he said.The Minister pointed out that innovative dietary management is a proven strategy to combat diabetes, adding that physical activity should also be a part of “any daily routine.”“Our diet in this country is mostly of complex carbs. Whether yam, wheat or rice, it is just a Jamaican reality. We have to make the conscious decision to eat in moderation and watch exactly what we are putting in our bodies,” he warned.Dr. Wheatley further added that physical inactivity is a major contributing factor to obesity, “which has been causing all kinds of health issues worldwide.”“A healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco use are ways to prevent or delay the onset of non-communicable diseases,” the Minister advised.Non-communicable diseases tend to be of long duration and are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors.The main types of NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. They mostly affect people in low and middle income countries.last_img read more

Indian planes to avoid parts of Iranian airspace DGCA

first_imgNew Delhi: Amid rising geopolitical tensions between the USA and Iran, India’s aviation regulator DGCA on Saturday said Indian airlines have decided to avoid the “affected part of the Iranian airspace” and reroute their flight “suitably”. On Friday, the American aviation regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting US-registered aircraft from operating “in the overwater area of the Tehran Flight Information Region until further notice, due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions”. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France”All Indian operators in consultation with DGCA have decided to avoid the affected part of Iranian Airspace to ensure safe travel for the passengers. They will re-route flights suitably,” the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) tweeted on Saturday. After the DGCA’s decision, Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani said, “No substantial effect on Air India flights. Details being worked out for rerouting on incoming flights.” Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics PrizeAs the majority of Pakistani airspace has remained closed for Indian airlines since the Balakot strike on February 26, the decision to avoid affected Iranian airspace on Saturday is going to further disturb the routes of their international flights towards middle-eastern and European countries, and the USA. Post Balakot strike, Air India had to re-route, merge or suspend many of its international flights that connect India with European and American cities. On Thursday, Iran shot down a US military drone in its airspace, following which the FAA had warned that there is a possibility that commercial aircraft can be mistakenly targeted in Iranian airspace. Consequently, major airlines around the world have already rerouted their aircraft. For example, Etihad Airways said Saturday that it has “suspended operations through Iranian airspace over the Straits of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, and will use alternative flight paths on a number of routes to and from Abu Dhabi until further notice”. United Airlines has decided to stop Mumbai-Newark flight till September 1. In a statement, US-based United Airlines said,”Given current events in the Middle East and the continued closure of Pakistani airspace, we have decided to suspend our service between India (Mumbai and Delhi) and Newark until September 1.” Pakistan closed its airspace after Indian Air Force conducted air strikes on terrorist camps in Balakot in Pakistan on February 26. Since then, it has opened only two air routes that pass over through southern Pakistan and Gujarat.last_img read more

North Atlantic right whale to be examined on New Brunswick island

first_imgMISCOU ISLAND, N.B. – Marine mammal experts began carving up the remains of another endangered North Atlantic right whale on Friday in a bid to determine what caused the death of the latest whale to be found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.Matthew Hardy of the Fisheries Department said around 30 people were assisting in the necropsy — or animal autopsy — being conducted near a lighthouse on the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. The animal is the eighth North Atlantic right whale to have died in the Gulf over the last six weeks.Hardy said the whale was first spotted Wednesday afternoon east of Shippigan, N.B., while another right whale was found entangled in fishing gear in the in the Gulf.“We’re responding to this in a very … proactive manner to try and get to the bottom of this,” Hardy said in an interview Friday. “This opens more questions than we’ve answered.”A full-sized excavator was on site, peeling back layers of blubber so scientists can look at the animal’s internal organs, Hardy said. He described the smell as “unforgettable,” but said the 14-metre carcass is in fresher condition than the rotting remains that were examined in the previous five necropsies.The Fisheries Department closed a snow crab fishing area encompassing most of the southern Gulf to protect right whales from the dangers posed by fishing gear.“This is sort of a first for the department, to make an emergency closure like this,” Hardy said. “It’s that serious when we have eight confirmed mortalities of a population of about 500 (right whales).”In a statement Thursday, the Fisheries Department acknowledged that the closure could have an impact on fishermen, but said the measure was warranted by the “unprecedented” string of North Atlantic right whale deaths in the Gulf. Officials added that 98 per cent of the allowable snow crab catch in the area has already been harvested.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he has asked Fisheries to keep a close watch on the issue.“This is something that is extremely concerning to me,” he said in Shelburne, N.S., when asked about the situation. “We know we need to take very seriously threats to marine mammals and that is why we’re doing our due diligence on that and trying to understand what happened and how we can make sure it doesn’t happen any more.”Sean Brilliant of the Canadian Wildlife Federation applauded the effort, but said the government will have to go further to protect the critically endangered species.“It’s never too little, too late,” Brilliant said in an interview Friday. “We need to look after this whale. It is a part of who we are (as) Canadians.”Brilliant said the North Atlantic right whale was hunted to near extinction before the practice was banned in the 1930s. Today, he said, other kinds of human activity in the ocean threaten the species’ survival.Last week, the wildlife co-operative said a necropsy performed in the Magdalen Islands on one of the dead right whales found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence showed it had marks of blunt trauma, suggesting it may have collided with a vessel.Tests performed earlier on two other North Atlantic right whales in Prince Edward Island also showed signs of blunt trauma. Another died as a result of an entanglement in fishing line.“We have a responsibility to the world to make sure we’re being responsible in how we’re using the ocean,” Brilliant said. “We have to start paying more attention to these things, because it’s the right thing to do.”Scott Kraus, vice-president and senior science adviser at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium in Boston, said another death may be imminent after an entangled right whale was spotted in the Gulf.Disentanglements of right whales were recently put on hold by Ottawa following the death of a whale rescuer in New Brunswick. Joe Howlett, who was also a lobster fishermen, died after freeing a North Atlantic right whale that had been entangled in fishing gear near Shippagan.Kraus said Canadian fisheries officials are trying to tag the entangled animal with a satellite tracker so they can monitor its movements, but absent human intervention, the whale may not be able to free itself.“(Its) prospects are probably not that good,” said Kraus. “The photographs that I’ve seen make it look like pretty heavy fishing gear … The stronger the rope, the harder it is for whales to get out of it.”Researchers at the New England Aquarium tweeted Thursday that the animal is “severely wounded.”Kraus said the vast majority of North Atlantic right whales have at some point experienced an entanglement.“Disentanglement is a bit of a band-aid to really addressing the issue of entanglement in fishing gear,” he said. “It does save whales lives, but it is not the solution to long-term sustainability of either the fisheries or this population of whales.”The Gulf is a relatively new environment for right whales, said Kraus, and more research is needed in order to find long-term solutions.“We’re not helpless here. It’s just that we don’t have enough information to really do too much at the moment,” said Kraus. “I think it’s going to be a bit of a crash learning course for us all trying to figure out what the best strategy is going forward.”– By Adina Bresge in Halifax, with files from Aly Thomsonlast_img read more

UN and worlds parliaments are natural allies says Ban

“Like you, we are answerable to the world’s people,” he told his year’s parliamentary hearing at the UN, an event organized by the world body and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. “And like you, our common aim is building consensus in order to address the urgent issues of the day.”This year’s hearing is focusing on peacekeeping and conflict prevention, which Mr. Ban stressed was the cardinal mission set out by the founders of the UN. “And this year, we mark 60 years since the deployment of the first UN peacekeeping operation,” he added, laying out key ingredients for effective peacekeeping.First, there must be a peace to keep. “The parties to the conflict must be committed to an inclusive political process and disengage their forces. Parties to the conflict must agree to the presence of peacekeepers,” he said.Second, peacekeepers must have clear and achievable mandates and the necessary means, for unity within the Security Council is essential. Third, peacekeepers must always avoid becoming part of the problem, acting with utmost sensitivity towards the local population and upholding the highest standards of professionalism and good conduct.Finally, the operational side of peacekeeping within the UN itself must continue on the road to improvement by linking the different elements – headquarters to field missions to funds and agencies – to deliver as one.“Even with such improvements, we will not be able to control all the elements that make peacekeeping effective,” Mr. Ban said. “But we will continue to learn from our experience and to strengthen our ability to bring relief to countries and communities emerging from armed conflict. “I worry that these basic conditions are becoming harder and harder to achieve in some of the world’s most prolonged conflicts. But even where such conditions are not met, the United Nations has an obligation to act. Indifference is not an option.”Meanwhile, he stressed, the global financial crisis – devastating as it is – offers an opportunity to promote green economic development.“Renewable energy offers tremendous potential to improve energy security, spur economic development and address climate change at the same time. These great challenges are interrelated – the global economy, climate change and development. We need solutions to each that are solutions to all,” he declared.General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto also addressed the parliamentarians, stressing their importance to the UN. “The central role that you as parliamentarians play in ensuring that international policies in the areas of peacekeeping, human rights, development and the environment are reflected in your national debate is of enormous support to us at the United Nations,” he said. “Such debate ensures that citizens understand our work and therefore can better support the Organization.” 20 November 2008National parliaments are natural allies for the United Nations in confronting global crises, from conflict prevention and peacekeeping to the current economic meltdown and climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. read more

Palau seeks UN World Court opinion on damage caused by greenhouse gases

President Johnson Toribiong told the General Assembly’s annual general debate that, along with the Marshall Islands, Palau will call on the 193-member Assembly to urgently seek an advisory opinion – which would be non-binding – from the International Court of Justice (ICJ), also known as the World Court. Palau is one of several Pacific island countries that have repeatedly spoken out at the General Assembly about the impact of climate change, with rising sea levels resulting from the emissions of greenhouse gases threatening to swamp their islands.Mr. Toribiong said it was vital that urgent action is taken to combat climate change, given the immediacy of the threat.“The case should be clear,” he said, referring to Palau’s plan to seek an ICJ advisory opinion. “The ICJ has already confirmed that customary international law obliges States to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction and control respect the environment of other States,” he said.“Similarly, Article 194(2) of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea provides that States shall take all measures necessary to ensure that activities under their jurisdiction or control do not spread and do not cause damage by pollution to other States. It is time we determine what the international rule of law means in the context of climate change.”In his address Mr. Toribiong also warned about the damaging effects of over-fishing in the waters around his country and that of other Pacific nations.He said a regional meeting to be held in Palau in December will consider whether to establish a special zone to conserve tuna.“For too long, the exploitation of tuna has overridden its conservation. This imbalance is not sustainable and must be reversed through the creation of a tuna conservation zone.” 22 September 2011The Pacific island nation of Palau announced plans today to seek an advisory opinion from a United Nations court on whether countries have a legal responsibility to ensure that any activities on their territory that emit greenhouse gases do not harm other States. read more

We have low quality politicians

Likewise, he says having similar competition between the state and private sector health service is also good for the people.Minister Sirisena also said that health workers, including doctors, should be rated based on their performance to ensure they are of high standards. (Colombo Gazette) “Like when picking a hospital or when picking a company, if we pick politicians based on their standards then we need to give them a quality certification,” he said. He noted that at the end of the day a high quality product or service will benefit the people.The Minister also noted that having competition like in the passenger bus service between the private and state operations, helps increase the quality and standards of that service. Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lankan politicians should be certified for their standards like products are certified by the standards institute, as there are several low quality politicians in the country.A Health Ministry statement quoted the Minister as saying that in society the issue of quality gets priority. The Minister said that when the quality is low one can only expect low quality work like in some hospitals. read more

Civil society gathers at UN to help shape new vision for global

The 65th Annual UN Conference for Non-Governmental Organizations, on the theme “2015 and Beyond: Our Action Agenda,” brings together an unprecedented number of civil society members to discuss the way forward after the deadline for achieving the set of anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “All of you are raising your voices for our common values. I’m deeply encouraged by this unprecedented show of interest,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the opening session in a video message.“I depend on NGOs to push world leaders along the right path. You understand that sovereignty carries responsibility. You know that political power is a sacred duty. And you have grassroots influence that can make history.”He said that the UN is now poised to make “monumental decisions for our world,” noting that the MDGs have achieved unprecedented success, lifting more families out of poverty, putting more children in school and preventing more disease than any campaign ever.“I thank you for contributing to these results. I call on you to intensify progress. And I count on you to help shape a new vision for sustainable development.”In particular, the conference – a joint effort between the UN Department of Public Information and the Executive Committee of NGOs associated with DPI – will focus on the following areas: poverty eradication; sustainability; climate justice; human rights; and partnerships and accountability frameworks.Susana Malcorra, Chef de Cabinet in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, told the gathering that the conference is both crucial and timely as it comes while Member States are negotiating the post-2015 development agenda. “That new agenda will point the way forward on some of the biggest issues of our time, from eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger and combating disease to empowering women and girls, boosting health care, improving education, strengthening institutions, promoting rights, transforming economies, protecting the environment and tackling unsustainable production and consumption practices.“Across this spectrum of opportunity and challenge, civil society needs to be heard more than ever before,” she stressed. “No discussion or negotiation of a post-2015 development agenda will succeed without your voices and input.”This year’s conference is also timely, as it comes less than a month before the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit, slated for 23 September, and the start of the General Debate of the 69th General Assembly one day later, when world leaders will gather to discuss, among other world priorities, the post-2015 development agenda.“We are indeed gathered here at a critical time in the post-2015 process as the international community strives to achieve the Millennium Development Goals while formulating the post-2015 development agenda,” said the Acting Head of the Department of Public Information, Maher Nasser.He added that 2015, which also marks the 70th anniversary since the establishment of the UN, is recognized as a once-in-a-generation opportunity for global action.“DPI is co-hosting this conference because of the tremendous importance that the UN attaches to civil society,” said Mr. Nasser. “We are committed to working with our NGO partners to ensure their voices are part of the conversation around all major global issues.” read more

Guns in Space explains how to destroy the Sun with water

first_imgIf the landing of the Curiosity rover highlighted anything, it was that there are still plenty of people out there that get excited about how things work in space. Understanding the technology and the physics involved in pulling off that landing required an understanding of how objects move in space, and calculating gravity on a planet that no human has ever been on. While it clearly wasn’t impossible, it leaves many asking how some objects travel in space. Fortunately, there are people on the Internet willing to assemble fun videos to help explain some of the mysteries of our universe.Guns in Space jumps around a bit, starting out explaining Newton’s Cannon as it affects objects orbiting a planet and pondering what would happen if we could jump through the center of the planet. Somewhere in the middle there’s a discussion about shooting squirt guns at the sun to try and put it out, and whether or not that’s a good idea.The video breaks down several difficult concepts in fantastically simple terms, complete with stick figures and simple drawings. While it is unlikely the information will become immediately useful to you, it helps provide a simple way to explain how things like orbits happen.Videos like this are a lot of fun because they are great for any age. There’s nothing particularly new or groundbreaking in this video, but anything that can deliver scientific concepts in a way that everyone can understand is fantastic. It could also just be that everything is better when explained by simple doodles and stick figures.last_img read more

San Diego police searching for man who threatened to light female on

first_img FIESTA ISLAND (KUSI) – San Diego police are searching Fiesta Island for a man who reportedly threatened to douse a female acquaintance with gasoline and set her on fire in the area, a department spokesman says. Officers initially believed the suspect might have been holed up in a camper parked in the 1000 Fiesta Island Drive, but the vehicle turned out to be unoccupied. The alleged victim was uninjured, the spokesman says.This is a developing story, KUSI will continue to update this article as more information is gathered. Posted: July 9, 2018 July 9, 2018 Updated: 5:48 PM KUSI Newsroom center_img San Diego police searching for man who threatened to light female on fire KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Childcare Important to Readiness Navy Marine Leaders

first_img ADC AUTHOR Providing affordable childcare is becoming a “conundrum” for the military in some areas but is crucial to readiness and retention, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith said Thursday.“A lot of people have tried to bin this and call it a woman’s issue. It’s not,” Smith said, according to USNI News. “We have single fathers, single mothers, dual-income, dual-working couples. It’s a family issue.”He spoke alongside Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald Green on a panel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute.Green agreed and noted a greater percentage of service members have children than when he and Smith first enlisted.But when appropriations are tight, the services are forced to focus on other issues, Green said.“You’re going to put money toward being ready and being lethal,” Green said. “When you have to take funds from other places, it normally comes from infrastructure sustainment, research and development, the programs that support families. Because we must be prepared to fight. We must do that.”U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkinslast_img read more

New tech to help you survive the second car crash

first_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: This minivan driver just met the MIC. The initial impact on its side of the highway sets it up for the second impact, with you. NHTSA Somewhere between 25% and 40% of all car crashes aren’t one crash, but several. Your current car probably isn’t smart enough to figure that out, but your next one might be. Cooley On Cars New tech braces you for the dirty little secret of car… More From Roadshow 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever Share your voice 2center_img 2:59 Meet the MICMultiple Impact Crashes (MICs) happen when your car has one impact and then hits another car, a stationary object or flips on its roof. The most common is, of course, the rear-end collision that results in another one, but the combinations are endless and impossible to anticipate in all those crash-test videos you’ve watched with morbid curiosity.A 2018 study of crash data by ProBiomechanics and Ford safety guru Henry Scott found that two-impact crashes account for 20% of all collisions but also 30% of all severe injury incidents. It’s even more stark for three-impact crashes. They account for just 5% of all collisions but 13% result in severe injury.   Helpless airbagsOne problem is that your car’s airbag control module (ACM) can get confused by multiple impacts that happen literally in the blink of an eye. The ACM may fire the airbags too early, too late or not at all. Hyundai appears to be the first carmaker to develop an ACM that can roll with the punches, calculating force, angles, and position of occupants in real time to fire airbags optimally in the fray.The deadly driftYour first impact may be fairly benign but if it sends you drifting into the path of an oncoming car it gets malignant, and fast. Ford and Continental have developed new post-crash braking tech that prevents the deadly drift by detecting the immediate aftermath of a collision and applying the brakes for a brief time. That stops your ricochet, but doesn’t render the car immovable for emergency responders. It debuted standard on the 2019 Ford Edge.Brace yourselfThe first car I reviewed that knew how to brace itself for impact was the 2016 Volvo XC90. It gets on the brakes when it can tell you’re about to get rear-ended at a stop. That helps transfer crash energy into the car rather than your neck while also reducing the chance and degree of a secondary impact. Mercedes Pre-Safe Plus package does something is one of the carmakers that has rear-crash sensing tech to apply the brakes when you’re about to get rear-ended, diverting some of the impact away from your car getting launched. Volvo Even without the latest car, you can replicate some of these benefits for free with good driving technique:Wheels straightWhen waiting to turn left at an intersection, don’t pre-cock your wheels in that direction. Keep them straight until you actually start your turn. If you do get rear-ended, you are less likely to be propelled into oncoming traffic.Brakes onResist the temptation to let off your brakes and shift into neutral at a long stop. Applied brakes and engaged gears create some useful opposition to the force of being hit. Tight handling and new electronics make the 2016 Honda Civic a star compact 2018 Volvo XC60 T8: More hustle from a hybrid Comments Roadshow Hyundai Mercedes-Benz Volvolast_img read more

Corporator vows new drainage pipelines

first_imgAllwyn colony: After the drainage water overflowed on the roads in Mahankalinagar of Allwyn Colony division on Wednesday, Corporator Dodla Venkatesh Goud paid a visit to the spot. He assured the residents that new drainage pipelines would be laid as a permanent solution to the problem. He also said that drainage and CC road works would be taken up in a phased manner for the development of Mahankalinagar area. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Following complaints made by local women about the inadequate water supply, Goud brought it to the notice of HMWSSB official Ravinder. He wanted the Board to increase the pressure of water supply so as to avoid any hardship to the residents. The corporator observed that avoidance of problems to people was the responsibility of political leaders, people’s representatives and officials. Among those who accompanied Goud during the visit were Area Committee member Nagaraju, TRS leaders Nagabhushnam, Shiva, Baluseth and SRP Sathyanarayana.last_img read more

Motorola One Moto G7 make debut in India All you need to

first_imgClose OSAndroid 9.0 Pie Audio1 receiver, 1 bottom-ported speaker, Dolby Audio, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3 microphones, FM Radio Display6.2-inch LTPS LCD full HD+ (2270x1080p) with 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Moto DisplayPixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch) Model Moto G7 Battery3,000mAh (non-removable)-15W TurboPower- 9 hours of usage in 15 minutes of charge Storage64 GB, expandable up to 512GB RAM4GB Network4G-LTE CameraMain: 12MP with ( F1.8 aperture, 1.25um pixel) + 5 MP depth sensor, LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), Digital zoom (up to 8x), Burst shot, Auto HDR, Timer, High res zoom, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, All in focus, Portrait mode, Cutout, Panorama, Manual mode, RAW photo output, Active photos, Spot colour, Best shot, Google Lens™ integration, 2160P/4K (30fps), 1080P(60/30fps), 720P(120/30fps), 4K video, Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Electronic video stabilisation, Youtube LiveFront: 8 MP (1.12um pixel), Screen flash, Auto HDR, Timer, Face beauty, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, Portrait mode, Group selfie, Spot colour, 1080P(30fps), 720P(30fps), Slow motion video, Timelapsecenter_img Processor1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core CPU with Adreno 506 GPU ColoursCeramic Black/ Clear White Dimensions157.0 x 75.3 x 8mm Add-onsDual nano-SIM, Face unlock, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band: 2.4GHz + 5GHz), 3D glass back, Water repellent design with P2i nano coating, USB-C port (for charging, data transfer), USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication) –in select markets, GPS, GLONASS, A-GPS PriceAround Rs 15,000 Mobile phone manufacturing factories increased from 2 to 120 after coming to power: RS Prasad After teasing for several days, Motorola finally launched the Moto G7, but to everyone’s surprise, it has also announced the company’s generic Android One series phone Motorola One on March 25 evening.The new Moto G7 sports a 6.2-inch full HD+ screen on the front and on the back, it flaunts glossy shell on the back with 3D glass cover.Inside, the Motorola phone comes packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor with Android Pie OS, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and a 3,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to keep the phone running for a whole under mixed usage. It also boasts 15W Turbo Charge features, wherein 15 minutes of charging will offer you 9 hours of talk time. Motorola Moto G7 is available in all leading retail stores and Flipkart in IndiaMotorola India Press KitAs far as the photography hardware is concerned, Moto G7 comes with the 12MP+5MP dual camera on the back and an equally impressive 8MP front snapper.Also, it offers two layers of security with fingerprint sensor in addition to face-unlock and if both activated, it will be twice as protective, mobile will be.On the other hand, Motorola One is a generic version of the popular Motorola One Power, which was first announced in the second half of 2018.Motorola One features 5.99-inch Max Vision HD+ screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and a 3,000mAh battery with 15W Turbo Charge capability. It also houses a 13MP+2MP dual camera on the back and an 8MP selfie shooter on the front. Motorola One is also available on all leading retail stores and on Flipkart.Motorola India Press KitA notable aspect of the Motorola One is that runs pure Android Pie OS and is guaranteed to get two years of software support and an additional year of Google security patch.Moto G7 will be available at all leading mobile stores and on Flipkart in clear white and ceramic black variants for Rs 16,999Whereas the Motorola One is also available on all authorised mobile stores and on Flipkart in clear white and ceramic black variants for Rs 13,999As part of the launch offers, both the Motorola smartphones come with Rs. 2200 cash back offer via Reliance Jio. Consumers can redeem the amount with Rs 198 and Rs 299 4G data recharge tariff plans.Key specifications of Moto G7:Model Model Moto G7Moto G7Model DisplayMoto G76.2-inch LTPS LCD full HD+ (2270x1080p) with 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Moto DisplayPixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)Model OSMoto G7Android 9.0 PieModel ProcessorMoto G71.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core CPU with Adreno 506 GPUModel RAMMoto G74GBModel StorageMoto G764 GB, expandable up to 512GBModel CameraMoto G7Main: 12MP with ( F1.8 aperture, 1.25um pixel) + 5 MP depth sensor, LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), Digital zoom (up to 8x), Burst shot, Auto HDR, Timer, High res zoom, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, All in focus, Portrait mode, Cutout, Panorama, Manual mode, RAW photo output, Active photos, Spot colour, Best shot, Google Lens™ integration, 2160P/4K (30fps), 1080P(60/30fps), 720P(120/30fps), 4K video, Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Electronic video stabilisation, Youtube LiveFront: 8 MP (1.12um pixel), Screen flash, Auto HDR, Timer, Face beauty, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, Portrait mode, Group selfie, Spot colour, 1080P(30fps), 720P(30fps), Slow motion video, TimelapseModel AudioMoto G71 receiver, 1 bottom-ported speaker, Dolby Audio, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3 microphones, FM RadioModel BatteryMoto G73,000mAh (non-removable)-15W TurboPower- 9 hours of usage in 15 minutes of chargeModel NetworkMoto G74G-LTEModel Add-onsMoto G7Dual nano-SIM, Face unlock, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band: 2.4GHz + 5GHz), 3D glass back, Water repellent design with P2i nano coating, USB-C port (for charging, data transfer), USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication) –in select markets, GPS, GLONASS, A-GPSModel DimensionsMoto G7157.0 x 75.3 x 8mmModel WeightMoto G7172gModel ColoursMoto G7Ceramic Black/ Clear WhiteModel PriceMoto G7Around Rs 15,000 Weight172glast_img read more

Avoid jet lag for a good flights sleep BA

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Avoid jetlag, sleep comfortable on the plane Jet lag and travel fatigue is not a desired way to start a holiday or business trip, so British Airways has surveyed passengers’ in-flight sleeping habits to develop some helpful tips to minimise jet lag.While most travellers understand how jet lag comes about, 67 percent of people don’t know how to manage it, according to the recent airline survey.British Airways’ appointed sleep advisor Dr. Chris Idzikowsk revealed light is one of the main cues the body uses to distinguish a link with the outside world and the internal body clock.  Flights across different time zones introduce the body to new patterns of light and activity and the body can not adjust quick enough, causing jet lag. Different to jet lag but experienced by travellers regularly, travel fatigue is a result of stress while travelling and accrued sleep debt.  It can reduce your attention span by 75 percent and your ability to make judgements and decisions by 50 percent, according to the Dr. Identifying these problems in the study, British Airways research has come up with some top tips for a restful flight.Exercise in the morning of your new time zone and taking it easy before bed time and during the flight with gentle stretches will help reset your body clock and revitalise after a long flight.Manage your caffeine intake, because it disrupts your sleep so instead of drinking a tea or coffee all day, have a cup when you are at your most sleepy and need to stay awake.While alcohol is widely used as a sleep remedy, it can also disrupt sleep and by managing your alcohol intake you can ensure a restful flight’s sleep.Strategic napping is also essential to improve performance and alertness, according to the airline because some sleep is better than no sleep.Last of all, be aware of your slump time and do not book any important meetings or schedule anything too strenuous for this time.  It is when you will be your sleepiest and less likely to make accurate judgements and decisions.Pre-flight preparation to avoid jet lag includes establishing a bedtime routine, start adjusting your sleep schedule with your destination’s time zone in mind, minimise stress during the flight by getting organised for your trip early, pick out a travelling outfit of loose fitting comfortable clothes and check in online so you can start relaxing as soon as you get to the airport.last_img read more

Mermaids in Sydney Copenhagen statue turns 100

first_imgHans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy-tale statue, The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen celebrates its 100th anniversary in August, with a special body-painted mermaids to appear at Sydney Harbour. Source = ETB News: P.T. On Friday 23 August from 7.30am until 2pm Sydney-siders and visitors can meet the mermaid at Circular Quay’s harbour promenade in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art. The Little Mermaid statue has become a symbol of Denmark and the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Celebrating the centennial of the statue, real-life mermaids will be popping up in cities around the world on 23 August 2013 – including Sydney – clad in seashell bikini tops and fish tails, perched on artificial rocks.center_img VisitDenmark organise worldwide photo competition. The Danish Tourism Organisation, VisitDenmark, will host a mermaid photo competition with an opportunity to win a trip for two with Singapore Airlines to Denmark. For the chance to win, contestants must post their photo with the body-painted mermaid to their Instagram or Twitter account using the hashtag #littlemermaid100.last_img read more

FHFA Releases Office of Minority Women Inclusion Strategic Plan

first_img In an effort to bring diversity, inclusion, and equality to their forefront agency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released their Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) Strategic Plan for FY 2016 to FY 2018 on Tuesday.The plan is the result a strategic planning process to develop effective strategies to fulfill OMWI’s role in leading diversity and inclusion (D&I) and equal employment opportunity (EEO) efforts at the FHFA, and D&I efforts at Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) System, which includes 11 Banks and the Office of Finance.“I am pleased to present the first FHFA Strategic Plan for the OMWI,” said Sharron P. A. Levine, director of the OMWI. “This plan presents FHFA’s shared vision on how to make diversity, inclusion, and equality an intrinsic part of the agency’s culture.”The FHFA’s OMWI was established in accordance with section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, according to the FHFA. The OMWI is tasked with promoting diversity at all levels of the agency’s activities, including employment, management, and contracting.“The FHFA OMWI Strategic Plan for FY 2016 – FY 2018 represents FHFA’s efforts not only to meet these statutory requirements, but also to foster a work environment that leverages diverse perspectives and encourages collaborative approaches to achieve business success,” Levine said. “It also reflects FHFA’s strategic initiative to promote diversity and ensure the inclusion of minorities and women in the business and activities of the agency and the regulated entities. The plan is a dynamic, working document that will evolve as OMWI works to strengthen diversity and inclusion at FHFA, the regulated entities, the housing finance industry, and other sectors of the financial services industry”The plan also highlights the OMWI’s vision, mission, and values such as integrity, accountability, collaboration, influence, and helping others as part of their strategy to bring diversity and inclusion to the FHFA. It also reveals how the OMWI will support D&I and EEO mandates included in both the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) and the Dodd-Frank Act. The FHFA noted that the strategies and goals in this plan will be achieved through the development of annual operational plans and measured through specific performance metrics.“OMWI is keenly aware of its responsibilities and the impact its efforts will have on FHFA’s reputation as a leader in diversity and inclusion. I am confident that FHFA’s OMWI team has the passion, experience, and drive necessary to achieve its diversity and inclusion mission.”OMWI FY 2016 to FY 2018 Goals & Objectives:Goal 1: Design a Comprehensive OMWI Operational Structure Identify the components, and design an operational structure necessary for the effective and efficient delivery of OMWI programs and services.Goal 2: Develop Clear and Meaningful Standards Develop standards for implementing D&I within the agency and guidance for use by the regulated entities.Goal 3: Deliver Meaningful OMWI Communication Educate internal and external stakeholders on the OMWI mission and the inherent benefits and opportunities in achieving its objectives.Goal 4: Strengthening the Understanding of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity Enhance understanding of the OMWI and EEO missions and ownership of the roles and responsibilities in fulfilling the missions, through knowledge, education, and training, both within the agency and for its regulated entities.Goal 5: Drive FHFA Cultural Awareness Serve as a catalyst for identifying and addressing FHFA’s cultural inclusion challenges and opportunities.Click here to view the FHFA’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Strategic Plan for FY 2016 to FY 2018. Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Strategic Plan for FY 2016 to FY 2018 2015-07-14 Staff Writer Share July 14, 2015 540 Views center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News FHFA Releases Office of Minority & Women Inclusion Strategic Planlast_img read more

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jamell Fleming has hi

first_imgArizona Cardinals cornerback Jamell Fleming has hit a rough patch late in his rookie season. Defensive coordinator Ray Horton described Fleming’s play early in the year as “spectacular,” but thinks the corner since has had “a sense of lull” or “complacency” as of late. “I think he probably thought there is nothing to this league. I don’t have to prepare, I don’t have to study, I don’t have to challenge myself and you really do every day or you get run by,” Horton said. The Cardinals selected the former Oklahoma Sooner in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, but Horton doesn’t want the young cornerback to act like a rookie anymore. “I need him to grow up, mature, be a professional and in my opinion, he is not at that point yet,” Horton said. “We had a long talk yesterday, so it will be interesting to see how he performs.”Fleming said that he had no argument with what Horton told him. “Him being honest is what I want,” Fleming said. “I don’t want him to lie to me and tell me something I want to hear.”Horton said he challenged Fleming to be a very good special teams player and wanted to see what the rookie could do on Sunday. “Whenever they put me in, that’s where I am going to make my mark,” Fleming said. “I’m just trying to get better.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Glendale California – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgGlendale, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe latest African safari itinerary from Great Safaris, The Ultimate Safari, is about to redefine luxury travel. There is simply no more stylish, comfortable, or extravagant way to experience the wonders of southern Africa. This 17-day dream tour spans South Africa, Zambia and Botswana, sparing no expense in allowing travelers to experience Africa’s Crème de la crème. Southern Africa’s finest food and wine, most pristine game reserves and natural wonders, most upscale hotels and bush lodges, and most exclusive golf course and spas are seen and experienced on this spectacular journey. To top it off, guests will enjoy the supreme luxury of private chartered transfers and air travel between destinations.The Ultimate Safari begins with three days spent in glorious Cape Town where travelers will experience the luxuries of Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. Shopping and dining in downtown Cape Town, a vintage sidecar motorcycle tours along the coastline, and a full day of touring South Africa’s finest wineries are just a few of the amazing experiences guests will discover in Cape Town. A scenic helicopter ride up the coast through the Garden Route will deliver travelers to Pezula Golf Resort & Spa for two days of golf and spa treatments. Guests will also find a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit an ostrich farm and ride bareback on the world’s largest bird. Next up is a private chartered jet to world famous Kruger National Park for three days of game drives at the pristine Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, home to lions, elephants, leopard, rhinoceros, giraffe and more. Two spectacular nights will be spent at Singita Boulders Lodge at the Sabi Sands Private Reserve, recognized as the No. 2 overall hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2011 World’s Best Awards. From Kruger, travelers will board a private chartered jet for the flight into Zambia where the marvelous Victoria Falls await. Over the course of two days travelers will experience Victoria Falls and the Zambezi river from many perspectives, including a sunset train ride, a private guided walking tour of the Falls, a scenic helicopter tour above the falls, and a private afternoon river cruise along the Zambezi River that includes a stretch of the river’s world renowned whitewater. Then on to Botswana for some of Africa’s finest game viewing at Chobe National park and overnights at Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of Botswana’s most upmarket safari lodge. A private chartered jet will deliver travelers back to South Africa for a final six days of world class golf and spa treatments at the Legends Golf and Safari Resort and at the incredible Palace of the Lost City. Legends is home to a world famous 19th hole that features a tee box placed high atop Hanglip Mountain, reachable only by helicopter. Golfers play to an Africa-shaped green some 400 meters below on the valley floor. Fore their final night in Africa, travelers will head to Johannesburg for a final day of relaxation and reflection at the Saxon hotel before boarding their flight back home.Great Safaris’ The Ultimate Safari itinerary is organized on an individual basis and can be customized to fit any desire, pricing for The Ultimate Safari starts at $102,500 per person, minimum four travelers, and includes transfers by private limousine/helicopter and private chartered flights between destinations. Those willing to forgo the luxuries of private air travel in favor of scheduled airline flights can experience The Ultimate Safari at a less extravagant price of $30,000 per person. Price includes nightly 5 star accommodations, all meals including drinks, and all tours and activities including golf, spa treatments, and game drives.www.greatsafaris.comlast_img read more