NorthEast United down Kerala Blasters in ISL opener

first_imgYusa Katsumi scored the opening goal of the 2016 edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) as NorthEast United beat Kerala Blasters 1-0 to start their campaign on a positive note here on Saturday evening.After a barren first session where NorthEast United dominated for long spells, Katsumi scored the all-important goal in the 54th minute.The match was preceded by a colourful opening ceremony that saw over 500 performers including John Abraham, Sachin Tendulkar, Abhishek Bachchan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Aalia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ranbir Kapoor perform on the stage.Badminton star P.V. Sindhu, who took Silver in the women’s singles category at the Rio Olympics, was also present on the occasion.NorthEast United were determined to get a positive result from the opener and fielded an attacking line-up with Nicolas Velez, Holicharan Narzary and Emiliano Alfaro in their forward line.Kerala, on the other hand, were content in soaking up the pressure which they did well in the first 45 minutes but succumbed to NorthEast’s might in the second session.NorthEast United started the stronger of the two teams although there were hardly any chances in the opening minutes.The home side got their first look at goal in the 24th minute, thanks to a sloppy pass by Kerala goalkeeper Graham Stack which was almost capitalised upon by Nicolas Velez. The lazy kick fell to Romaric who struck from a distance but had no power to beat and embarrass the rival goalkeeper.A free-kick midway into the first session saw Velez out-jump his marker and head towards goal but Stack did well this time to stretch wide and keep out the danger.advertisementNorthEast were continuously attacking in the opening 45 minutes but had nothing to show as the strikers were found wanting. (Also read: ISL: Midfield-heavy North East United FC eye better show in Season 3)The hosts’ defence was relaxed for most part of the first half but centre-backs Mailson Alves and Gustavo Lazzaretti were needed to stay alert whenever the three-man strike force of Kerala Blasters worked their way on top.Two successive attempts in the 35th and 36th minutes were the closest they got but Antonio German’s shot from about 30 yards fell into the safe hands of goalkeeper Subrata Paul and Sandesh Jhingan could not direct his header towards goal.After near misses in the first half, NorthEast United finally tasted success early in the second session. It was Velez who made it happen after dancing down the left flank and essaying a cross which the Kerala defence missed and Katsumi was only too happy to speed forward and tap it into the goal.Kerala Blasters tried hard to find the equaliser and came close just after the hour mark.Jhingan’s attempted cross sailed unintentionally towards goal and Subrata Paul dived frenetically to keep the ball away from danger. From the resultant corner kick, Subrata left his charge needlessly, got stranded but German’s strike from close range missed the target by a whisker.last_img read more

MS Dhoni turns 36: When the cool cat lost his cool on the field

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni has achieved everything one can on a cricket field, and that too with the characteristic coolness that he has come to be associated with.Throwing the ball to a certain Joginder Sharma for the last over in the final of the World T20 in 2007 against Pakistan or promoting himself up the order ahead of Yuvraj Singh, the man-of-the-tournament, in the final of the 2011 World Cup, Dhoni’s risks have come to be part of a larger cricketing folklore.The ever-growing myth’s surrounding the man have filled the back pages throughout the nation over these many years, but then again some instances reminded us of his ‘humanness’.The times in which he seemingly “lost his cool” made the billions that call themselves fans, love and admire him more.Be it Dhoni’s on-field quips or “runs ins” with the opposition, what shines through is his earnest attempts to give his all for the country. ANGRY WITH BOWDEN!An instance when MS Dhoni lost his cool was in a game against Australia in 2012 when Kiwi umpire Billy Bowden had overturned the decision of the third umpire to declare Mike Hussey not-out.The Indian keeper had stumped the Aussie batsman off Suresh Raina’s bowling, but television replays suggested that Hussey got some part of his shoes behind the line when the bails were removed. When the decision was referred to the Third umpire, he had mistakenly flashed OUT on the screens in the stadium forcing the left-hander to take the long walk back.advertisementThe on-field umpires asked Hussey to continue his innings as a visibly displeased Dhoni was seen uncharacteristically arguing with Billy Bowden. MUST-YOU-FIZUR?Something that Mustafizur shall always remember after his debut in the first ODI against India in Mirpur back in June 2015, is that never mess with MS Dhoni.Bowling first, Mustafizur was involved in an incident with Rohit Sharma, as he constantly kept straying onto the India opener’s path in his follow-through. In the 25th over of the innings the Bangladeshi  speedster tried a similar tactic against the then Indian captain Dhoni, who wasn’t ready to have any of it.Dhoni wanted to take a single having tapped the ball towards mid-off, but Mustafizur, bowling from over the wicket decided to walk into Dhoni’s path after having a look at him over his shoulder. Dhoni continued his run and on his way nudged (read ‘shoved’) the debutant with his forearm who fell flat on the ground, and had to leave the field for a little while.   Dhoni was charged 75% of his match fee, and Mustafizur 50%.QUIRKY QUIPSMS Dhoni is synonymous with his never-ending commentary from behind the wickets, be it calling the ball-by-ball action or correctly pre-empting the opposition batsman’s next shot.While setting the field for Pragyan Ojha against New Zealand, S. Sreesanth was shifting away from his assigned fielding position he reminded, “Oye Sree! Udhar girlfriend nahi hain, idhar aa ja thoda” (Hey Sree, it’s not like your girlfriend is over there. Move over here).Or, when Ravindra Jadeja was quick to be reminded of Pujara’s purpose on the field as he kept missing his length. “Yeh ghoomega toh Pujara ko isiliye idhar rakha hai, woh udhar volleyball khelne ke liye nahi khada hai” (It will spin, that is why I have kept Pujara there to field, he is not there to play volleyball).Dhoni has also never shied away from giving back when other’s tried to put on over Captain Cool. He answered the way he knows best, with his signature quick wit.Earlier this IPL season, while Dhoni was playing for Rising Pune Supergiant, England legend Kevin Pietersen was on commentary duty and he decided to have some fun. KP was speaking to Manoj Tiwary, who was wired in and fielding at first slip next to Dhoni.Pietersen asked Tiwary to tell Dhoni that he was a better golfer than the former India skipper. Dhoni was prompt with his reply and Tiwary repeated that word for word on live air: “Tell him (KP), he is still my first Test wicket.” The whole commentary box burst out laughing while KP learnt a valuable lesson that day – never mess with MS Dhoni.last_img read more

Renesas: automotive integrated Cockpit Reference Solution based on R-Car SoC

first_img Continue Reading Previous Green Hills adds Arm architecture for a Trifecta of FACE 3.0 certificationsNext Logic Technology: Insyde now supports AWS CloudHSM Renesas Electronics introduced the Renesas Cockpit Reference Solution, providing an out-of-the-box development experience for quick and cost-effective digital cockpit application design. Developed based on Renesas R-Car M3 SoC, the Renesas Cockpit Reference Solution delivers a combination of production focused, module-level hardware and software developed by Renesas with additional software from Renesas’ automotive partner network to ease the burden of system-level design.The new reference solution provides OEMs and Tier 1s a full white box baseline solution that can be customized to meet different application requirements. Based on the company’s high-performance R-Car M3 SoC, the cockpit solution is pre-configured to showcase hardware and software features for out-of-the-box development. Customers can then reconfigure, upgrade, or expand on the system to create tailored solutions that match their unique needs.The solution is delivered as a transparent mixture of FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software), Renesas software and third-party software by key members of Renesas’ automotive partner network. OEMs and production partners can modify, change, and distribute the Renesas code to best fit the application design needs.The electronic control unit reference solution delivers a functional, high-quality baseline implementation for multi-function display cockpit applications. Renesas offers customers a full turn-key, automotive, LPDDR4 (Low power DDR4 memory) reference design to address the challenge of high-speed IO interface design, complete with design and test collateral. Once customers customize the PCB for their own proprietary feature set, the reference design allows them to quickly bypass the traditionally steep learning curve.Delivered as source code, the software package enables users to jumpstart application design with no existing cockpit solutions or collateral required. The package represents a complete reference cockpit solution, including BSP (board support package) and drivers, operation system, virtualization example, Automotive-Grade Linux example, middleware, and a full application layer.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Kohli should bat at No.4 slot

first_imgIndia’s build-up for the ICC World Cup began in an exciting manner at home on Saturday as the seasoned pair of Kedar Jadhav and Mahendra Singh Dhoni stitched together an unbeaten 141-run partnership in Hyderabad against Australia.For those who may have got a bit bored repeatedly watching India and Australia compete on the cricket field, there is plenty at stake in the current series.Having lost both the T20 internationals last week, it was important for the Indian team to regain momentum. For almost weeks in a row, there has been intense speculation on how much tinkering can be done with the team in the last five ODIs before the World Cup.Comments coming from people who matter have been mixed. Someone like skipper Virat Kohli feels these ODIs assume significance and not the Indian Premier League which will follow. In contrast, selection committee chairman MSK Prasad has said something quite the opposite as to how the IPL will matter!Back to the match on Saturday, the bowling department once again had a settled look and did well to restrict the Aussies to 236. With Ravindra Jadeja back in the ODI mix after a long time, he once again showed how valuable his experience could be in England in the World Cup. His 10 overs offered many indicators as to how his left-arm spin could come in handy.With Vijay Shankar not getting to bowl a full quota of 10 overs, there is not much to suggest he will figure in the final 15 for the World Cup.advertisementFor those who had seen Dhoni and Jadhav bat in Australia, Saturday’s match was like a repeat. After four wickets had fallen, it looked pretty open. This is when the duo stuck together and played with purpose.Jadhav was definitely more aggressive and dominated but what was important was he had the right support from Dhoni at the other end. This is not the same Dhoni we knew a few years ago. His aggression has come down, though to expect him to win you matches single-handedly may be a bit unreasonable.But if you are going to talk of pure wicket-keeping skills and experience, Dhoni still has plenty to offer to the Indian team. The other day, Sunil Gavaskar spoke at the India Today Conclave on how Dhoni could be the X factor at the World Cup.Someone like Gavaskar knows more than the average fan and other experts, so what he was suggesting was how Dhoni being close to the thick of action can be a big plus. It’s no secret, Kohli relies heavily on the inputs his previous captain gives. Add the two brains – Dhoni and Kohli – there is a lot which can be planned together now and in the World Cup.To be sure, the process of tinkering and trying options for India has begun. The think-tank is planning to try out all the options available before the World Cup. Jadeja may not have got a look in, but with Hardik Pandya out of action, luck smiled on him.There is still room to make smart changes in the top of the batting order. The way wickets fell on Saturday, it would be good to see Kohli come down and bat at the No.4 position from here on.There are reasons why this move will pay dividends as the team needs someone with Kohli’s experience to guide the team in the event of a collapse at the top. Kohli scored 44 on Saturday and there was pressure after that on Dhoni and Jadhav.At the top, you have two batsmen, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan with rich experience. The No.3 position, currently occupied by Kohli, could do with a change. It may be well worth trying out Ambati Rayudu or Rishabh Pant in the one-drop position.After the series in Australia, coach Ravi Shastri had hinted Kohli could come in at No.4. As one who reads the game well and is part of the think-tank for the World Cup, the next four matches could see more experiments being made.The advantage of Kohli coming one position lower is he can stay on till the end of the innings. He has been in amazing form and from here on, how he preserves himself will be very important. After all, none wants to see the Indian cricketers suffer a burn-out before the World Cup.In life as in sport, heroes have a big role to play in success and defeat and eventually becoming huge role models. Just before the ODIs, the Indian team may have found it hard to concentrate in the T20s, what with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman held in captivity by Pakistan.advertisementPerhaps, this win on Saturday against Australia was a big salute to the Indian Air Force officer returning home safely.Indeed, this is the final countdown for the Indian cricket team.Also Watch:last_img read more

10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t care about Man City v Liverpool result

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t care about Man City v Liverpool resultby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed he does not care who wins out of Manchester City and Liverpool on Thursday night.Spurs put themselves into second place, one point ahead of City, with a win over Cardiff City on New Year’s Day.Despite the obvious implications of the result, Pochettino says he will be simply enjoying the “spectacle”.The Argentine said: “In this country all the people are going to watch the game.”But I will be in a neutral position trying to enjoy the game.”I don’t care about the result, I just want to enjoy the spectacle and the game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Les Miles Reportedly Hiring Former Top SEC Assistant Coach

first_imgLes Miles looks on during a game against Alabama.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 07: Les Miles, head coach of the LSU Tigers, looks on during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Les Miles has reportedly made a major addition to his coaching staff at Kansas.The former LSU head coach, who’s been hired by the Jayhawks, is reportedly hiring a former top SEC assistant coach.Miles is reportedly hiring former Kentucky defensive coordinator DJ Eliot.Football Scoop is reporting the hire:Source tells FootballScoop Les Miles is planning to hire former Colorado and Kentucky defensive coordinator DJ Eliot in the same role barring any unforeseen circumstances. Eliot joined Mike MacIntyre’s staff for the 2017 season after Jim Leavitt left for Oregon. He had been with Mark Stoops both at Florida State and at Kentucky.Eliot, 42, has been an assistant coach at Florida State, Kentucky and Colorado.The defensive coach played linebacker at Wyoming before getting into coaching.last_img read more

Support for Ban on Plastic

first_img Among the businesses that have already taken action to support the Government’s move are fast-food giant, Island Grill, and the popular wholesale club, MegaMart. Several local businesses have adopted environmentally friendly measures in their operations, in line with the Government’s policy to reduce the volume of plastic waste in the country.Starting January 1, 2019, the Government will be imposing a ban on the importation, manufacture, distribution and use of specific categories of plastic packaging materials.Among the businesses that have already taken action to support the Government’s move are fast-food giant, Island Grill, and the popular wholesale club, MegaMart.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Island Grill, Thalia Lyn, tells JIS News that the decision to use biodegradable material arose from a deep concern and sense of responsibility for protecting Jamaica’s natural environment.“I drive through sections of the city every day and I am appalled by the plastic and styrofoam in the gullies, which are heading straight out to sea, and you know how that affects our marine life.Island Grill decided that we were going to live our motto, which is ‘Eat Good, Live Good’,” she says.The CEO notes that the concept of “living good” is a holistic approach, which promotes good environmental stewardship by the company.“One of the things that we decided to do is to take care of our country and the communities that we serve. So, our resolution for 2015 was to find new ways to reduce the amount of plastic and styrofoam that we use,” she says.In 2015, the company commenced the process of phasing out the use of plastic in its business and replacing this with biodegradable food boxes made from recycled paper and branded with its iconic logo.Noting that although the “earth friendly” food boxes was met with widespread skepticism by the public, Mrs. Lyn says the fast-food chain persevered in its objective of phasing out the use of plastic and polystyrene across its 18 restaurants islandwide.“Some customers thought we were taking a retrograde step, that we were giving them ‘box’ to eat out of, and that we were going backwards instead of forward. They didn’t like the brown colour, because it looks like cardboard,” she says.Mrs. Lyn tells JIS News that although the biodegradable boxes are more expensive than the plastic containers the company previously used, it was a worthwhile investment in Jamaica’s environmental future.“As of September 2017, we were completely styrofoam-free. People now look at Island Grill as the leader, the pioneer in the quick-service restaurant area, looking out for the environment. We are working on the plastic cups to get rid of the plastic and replace it with paper,” she adds.The company has also partnered with environmental watchdog, Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) on its public-awareness campaign, ‘Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica’. Launched in 2015, the campaign seeks to improve the attitudes of most Jamaicans towards their environment.Mrs. Lyn, who is an advocate for the Government’s ban on plastic, says the company’s journey has inspired other business operators to introduce environmentally friendly options in their operations.“The difference that I have seen is that people are more conscious. We have raised the consciousness, if nothing else. We all have to get on board. It’s not just Island Grill… . If each company is a little more aware and tries to do their part, it would make a big difference,” she adds.Meanwhile, popular retail chain, MegaMart, has been actively promoting environmental awareness initiatives for several years, through its recycling drives, wellness fairs and introduction of its reusable branded MegaMart eco-bag.The bags were introduced in 2011 in conjunction with several of its major suppliers. These are available across its four stores islandwide.The bags came about in an effort to make the company more environmentally conscious and efficient, which places the popular store among a growing number of entities in Jamaica and the world that have curtailed the use of non-degradable plastic bags.Head of MegaMart, Gassan Azan, tells JIS News that the company supports the Government’s move to implement the ban on plastic, adding that the company remains committed to doing its part in eradicating single-use plastic bags.“We at MegaMart, along with other members of the retail shopping and supermarket community, have been meeting in an effort to come up with additional ways to accommodate shoppers while seeking the best way forward to reduce the carbon footprint of Jamaica,” he notes.Mr. Azan contends that the choices made today will define the country’s environmental future. “This may not be easy, but we hope that policymakers and stakeholders will work together to identify cost-effective alternatives to the single-use plastic bags, polystyrene and straws… to work towards a world free of plastic bags,” he says.The ban includes single-use plastic carrier/shopping bags; expanded polystyrene foam, commonly referred to as styrofoam; and plastic drinking straws.The restriction on single-use bags applies to carriers with dimensions at and below 24 inches by 24 inches (24”x24”), and includes bags commonly referred to as ‘scandal bags’ and ‘T-shirt bags’, which are used primarily in the retail and wholesale trade. Story Highlights Several local businesses have adopted environmentally friendly measures in their operations, in line with the Government’s policy to reduce the volume of plastic waste in the country. Starting January 1, 2019, the Government will be imposing a ban on the importation, manufacture, distribution and use of specific categories of plastic packaging materials.last_img read more

UK’s Largest Harbour Crane Arrives at Able Seaton Port

first_img My location zoom The largest harbour crane in the UK will be arriving at Able Seaton Port today, marking a major step forward in Able UK’s expansion of its port facilities on both the Tees and the Humber.The multi-million Leibherr LHM600SHL mobile crane is being delivered from Rostock in Germany. It has been specially adapted to meet Able’s specialist requirements. It is able to lift 208 tonnes, has a 58 metres radius with its hook height increased from the standard 45 metres to 64 metres, together with an increased fulcrum height in order to reach over tall structures such as semi-submersible oil rigs. It will be used for wide range of activities associated with handling project cargo, particularly components for the offshore wind sector, as well as maintaining offshore oil and gas drilling rigs and other general port-related activities.It is expected that around 40 new jobs will be created as a result of this investment.The arrival of the crane follows on from a recent series of positive announcements for the company–—including the granting by the Government of a development Consent Order for its 900-acre Able Marine Energy Park project on the South Bank of the HumberIt was also announced recently that Able has been awarded a contract for the disposal of four offshore structures from the Shell operated Brent Field in the North Sea. The contract will see three platform topsides, as well as a 138m high steel platform jacket, transported from the Brent field over 100 miles north east of Scotland to Able Seaton Port.Says Able UK Managing Director Andrew Jacques “The acquisition of this specialist crane underlines our future proofing to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible service to meet the needs of our customers…it will certainly help to attract more business to Seaton Port and the Tees. providing more opportunities for local businesses and further complimenting the construction of new quays at Seaton Port—one of which will be used for loading of single-piece offshore structures of up to 48,000 tonnes.” Print  Close Able UK, February 20, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

Prudential Consulting Inc Expands in Nova Scotia

first_imgPrudential Consulting Inc. (PCI), an Ontario-based medical transcription company, is expanding its business in Nova Scotia. The company plans to create up to 70 new jobs over the next five years. The province, through Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), is supporting the company’s expansion with a payroll rebate set at a maximum $590,400. It is an earned incentive tied to the company achieving hiring targets. “Nova Scotians are looking for flexible and quality job opportunities,” said Economic Development Minister, Angus MacIsaac. “Because of its unique operating model, PCI can draw talent from across the province, so Nova Scotians can live and work in their own communities.” Qualified medical transcriptionists will be able to log in through a remote, secure workstation network, so they can work from home via a high-speed Internet connection. Prudential Consulting Inc. has strict policies to ensure confidentiality. The company’s equipment does not enable any storing of patient data and blocks open Internet access. Prudential Consulting Inc. provides health information management services for hospitals in Nova Scotia and across the country. “I attended university in Nova Scotia, so I’m very excited to be expanding Prudential Consulting’s business operations in this province, my second home,” said CEO Vikram Khurana. “Our home-based medical transcription service provides employment opportunities for people from the comfort of their homes, which is ideal in today’s working environment.” The company’s employees are trained to work with secure and anonymous patient information, transcribing dictation from doctors for an electronic file that becomes part of the patient’s record. Electronic documentation is part of the improvements taking place in the health-care system so accurate patient files can move away from hard-to-access paper files. “The health-care-services sector is growing rapidly,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. “And while we recognize that these are turbulent times, PCI’s expansion is proof that Nova Scotia maintains its competitive edge — it’s our people and technology infrastructure.” Headquartered in Toronto, Prudential Consulting Inc. (PCI) is one of Canada’s leading software as a service providers. From locations in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and India, PCI provides dictation, speech recognition, transcription and report distribution services that integrate with most health information systems. PCI also offers outsourced transcription, training and consultation services to its clients. Through its service offerings, PCI helps hospitals, clinics, physicians and healthcare organizations become more productive, thereby improving the quality of patient care. For more details, visit . Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia’s private-sector-led business development agency. NSBI is the investment attraction arm of the province and helps businesses in Nova Scotia meet growth potential through advisory services, trade development, financing and venture capital.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Museum Offers March Break Activities for Families

first_imgStudents and families can take part in a variety of entertaining activities, events and experiences at Nova Scotia Museum sites across the province during March Break. “The Nova Scotia Museum is making life better for families by providing excellent learning opportunities for young people, including interactive exhibits and activities about animals, geology, farming, firefighting, outer space and Nova Scotia’s marine history,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leonard Preyra. “What better way for families to spend time together over March Break than to visit our museums and learn about our communities, culture and heritage.” In Halifax, Nova Scotians of all ages can rediscover seafaring traditions of the past and show off their favourite pirate gear as part of activities and crafts at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The Museum of Natural History will offer a chance to interact with live desert animals such as African rock pythons, chuckwallas and a pancake tortoise. “Excitement is building among the museum crew as they prepare the final touches to the March Break Pirate Adventures at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic,” said long-time museum volunteer Tom Rissesco. “Merlin Macaw, hoisting sails, gun decks, navigation challenges, caulking the hull, firing the cannon, pirates everywhere – families will have a seafaring good time at the museum.” Some other exciting events over the March 9-17 break will let families: Established in 1868, the Nova Scotia Museum is one of the oldest provincial museums in Canada. Its 27 museum sites include over 200 historic buildings, living history sites, vessels, and close to a million artifacts and specimens. For information on all museums, activities, museum locations, admission rates and hours of operation, go to . Follow the Nova Scotia Museum on Twitter @ns_museum. enjoy authentic, 19th-century farm experiences at Ross Farm Museum in New Ross discover life at sea, up close and personal at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg discover the history of firefighting in Nova Scotia at the Firefighters’ Museum in Yarmouth enjoy half a billion years of rocks, minerals and dinosaurs at the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro celebrate the adventure of outer space, To the Stars and Beyond, at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton.last_img read more

Porter Airlines signs interline deal with South African Airways

TORONTO — Porter Airlines has signed a deal with South African Airways that will allow passengers easier connections between the Toronto-based regional airline’s destinations and Africa.The deal follows an agreement earlier this year with Qatar Airways that allows customers travelling from the Middle Eastern country to connect seamlessly to Canadian destinations.“This partnership provides improved access to unique destinations at both ends of the globe,” Porter president and chief executive Robert Deluce said in a statement.The new interline agreement with SAA opens up connections for passengers between Canada and Africa through Porter Airlines’ base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and SAA’s hub in Johannesburg, South Africa, via Washington.[np-related]Travellers who book interline tickets with SAA and Porter will be able to check their baggage through to their final destination.“The business opportunities between Canada and Africa are important to SAA and this new agreement with Porter Airlines will offer new and convenient connections for our customers,” said Todd Neuman, executive vice-president, North America for South African Airways.South African Airways offers non-stop service from Washington to Dakar, Senegal, with a continuation to Johannesburg.Interline deals often pave the way for code-share partnerships, which involve a higher level of integration between two airlines.In code-shares, flights operated by two or more different airlines will all carry the same two-digit code.The Canadian Press read more

Goodman students win at international DECA competition

Justin Enns has spent eight short months at Brock University’s Goodman School of Business, but he already has his name in Goodman’s trophy case after bringing home a plaque from an international business competition.Along with nine other students, the first-year BBA Dual Degree student traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete at DECA’s International Career Development Conference April 16-19 and together they returned with 15 medals and one plaque.Enns, who competed at DECA’s high school levels through regional and provincial competitions, was excited by the opportunity to continue his experience with DECA in university through the Goodman DECA chapter.After competing at DECA’s provincial competition in January this year along with 49 of his colleagues, he was chosen to represent the Goodman School of Business internationally, an opportunity reserved for a select number of Goodman students each year.Enns was successful in Washington, winning three medals in the first two competition rounds and then placing second overall in his category of retail management.The international competition sees approximately 1,000 business students from all over the U.S. and Canada competing in several academic areas: business management and administration, entrepreneurship, finance and accounting, hospitality and tourism and marketing and communications.The competition puts students’ business acumen to the test by requiring them to read and analyze a short case or business problem and come up with a recommendation and implementation plan, all within 30 minutes. Students assume the role of a manager or company executive and present to a judge for 15 minutes and write an exam that tests their academic knowledge of their chosen category.“I learned critical thinking, how to problem solve quickly and rationally in a high stress situation, how to think on my feet, and how to speak confidently through DECA,” Enns said. “There is very little that DECA does not test of you.”Enns credits his success to the training that Goodman DECA provided, explaining that he was trained on all business streams which benefitted him greatly in the competition.“Instead of only specializing in my category, I was able to bring in human resource management, marketing and finance concepts into my presentation which made my recommendation much stronger,” he said.Enns, who chose Brock for its unique BBA Dual Degree program in the Goodman School of Business, has no regrets from his first year.“First year has been an incredible experience. I am extremely happy with living in residence, with the clubs I joined and the intramurals that I played, and I know business is the right program for me. The opportunities I’ve been given are amazing,” he said. Goodman DECA awardsZaman Dubey: preliminary round finalist and top 10 finalist (Business Ethics)Justin Enns: preliminary round finalist (top written exam score), top 10 finalist, second place overall (Retail Management)Nick Hollard: preliminary round finalist and top 10 finalist (Business Ethics)Yvonne Huynh: preliminary round finalist (top written exam score, top role play score), top 10 finalist (Retail Management)Robert Mandru: preliminary round finalist and top 10 finalist (International Business)Nicholas Nuamah: preliminary round finalist and top 10 finalist (International Business)Conversations with Goodman host Susan LeBlanc talks to BBA student Steven Simons, incoming president of Goodman DECA, about his experience at the International Career Development Conference and his plans for the upcoming year. read more

Ohio State basketball continues Big Ten grind against Penn State

Penn State is not the Ohio State basketball team’s most intimidating opponent. The Nittany Lions, who the Buckeyes will play Wednesday, come into the game with a 10-11 record overall and a 2-6 record in the Big Ten. But the Big Ten has five teams ranked among the top 25, which is more than any conference in the nation. Coach Thad Matta said that in the Big Ten this year, there are no easy games, no matter the record. “I don’t think there’s a coach in the Big Ten that feels good about the next game that they’re playing and that’s just documented by who has beaten who,” Matta said. “Records or ranking or where the game has played really has not much relevance. You have to play in this league and know at the conclusion of one game you’re going to another battle the next game.” The Buckeyes are 5-2 in the conference this year with both losses coming on the road. Wednesday’s game against Penn State will be at home in the Schottenstein Center where the Buckeyes have an undefeated 14-0 record this year. The Nittany Lions come into Wednesday’s game having lost four out of the their last five contests. The lone win in that streak came against Illinois, who the Buckeyes lost to Jan. 10. Penn State point guard Tim Frazier is considered by many the best point guard in the Big Ten. The junior has averaged 18 points and more than six assists on the year. Matta said containing Frazier will be a “challenge.” “He makes them go, there’s no question about it,” Matta said. “The ball is in his hands a lot so it’s not on (sophomore guard Aaron Craft) or (sophomore guard Lenzelle Smith) or whoever is on him at the particular time. It’s going to have to be really all five guys somehow, someway give support and help him out.” Smith said Matta told the team that Penn State is not to be taken lightly and the team needs to play a complete game. “The first thing he told us is they probably play harder than any team we’re going to play this year,” Smith said. “Watching them a little bit on film, it’s obvious. They crash the boards … They’re going to play 40 minutes of good hard basketball.” Smith said the key to beating Penn State is their focus and intensity on the defensive end of the floor. “Whenever we find ourselves playing great defense, our offense just carries off,” Smith said. Eleven games remain on OSU’s regular season schedule and six of those games come against opponents who are currently ranked. Despite more high-profile matchups on the horizon, Matta said he’s not worried about his team looking past Penn State. “It is strictly Penn State,” Matta said. “I want our guys focused on one thing and one thing only and that’s Penn State. If you find yourself looking too far ahead, it will come back and get you in the end.” Tipoff for Wednesday’s game is set for 6:30 p.m. read more

First collector coin commemorating an Irish woman issued by Central Bank

first_img Share19 Tweet Email1 Short URL Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 2:57 PM 11,695 Views First collector coin commemorating an Irish woman issued by Central Bank The first coin features one of Gray’s most iconic designs. Image: Central bank By Michelle Hennessy Image: Central bank Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Nov 30th 2016, 2:57 PM THE CENTRAL BANK has today issued a €10 collector coin celebrating renowned Irish designer and architect Eileen Gray.The coin is the first ever issued by the Central Bank commemorating the achievements of an Irish woman.The coin features a portrait of Gray in front of a representative image of one of her most iconic modernist designs ‘Screen’. The silver proof coin was designed by Italian artist Sandra Deiana.Deiana said she was “immediately struck by the idea of designing a coin to pay tribute to a female artist who worked in a period when it was still difficult to succeed in the world of work, especially in the arts”.Sharon Donnery, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank presented the first coin to the National Museum of Ireland earlier today, commenting that it was fitting for her to be the first woman on a collector coin as she was a “pre-eminent figure within the Modernist movement”.Read: We won’t be getting a bank holiday to celebrate the Easter Rising> 36 Comments last_img read more

Second Captains announce daily podcasts with introduction of new world service

first_img Source: Second Captains/Twitter Follow us: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL We promised you big SC news & we’ve delivered big SC news. Listen to our latest show NOW for our big news. It’s #big— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) February 6, 2017 Second Captains announce daily podcasts with introduction of new world service The additional shows will cost a monthly subscription fee of €5. Monday 6 Feb 2017, 3:15 PM Share59 Tweet Email SECOND CAPTAINS have unveiled major plans to change their model and expand with the introduction of a paywall.The team — made up of Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Mark Horgan and Simon Hick — have been producing Ireland’s most popular online sports shows since departing Newstalk’s Off The Ball and linking up with The Irish Times in 2013.However, it was today announced they are cutting ties with their main partner and launching The Second Captains World Service, “a member-led, completely independent online station which gives you the chance to listen to all your favourite Second Captains podcasts everyday of the week”, from next Monday, 13 February.The two free shows on Monday will remain, but in place of Thursday’s double bill, they will instead put out one daily podcast between Tuesday and Friday.center_img Regular guest Richie Sadlier is set to present one of the new programmes, while they have promised to announce further additions.The extra podcasts will come at a small cost as there is a monthly subscription fee of €5 to listen on All the details are in today’s show (embedded above).The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! 78 Comments Feb 6th 2017, 3:15 PM (Love) Letter from Houston: Bad Brady, good Brady and GOAT Brady all on showFrom LA to Dubai? Robbie Keane pictured training with Al-Ahli 29,130 Views By Ben Blakelast_img read more

Tumeur au cerveau un vaccin redonne espoir aux malades

first_imgTumeur au cerveau : un vaccin redonne espoir aux maladesÉtats-Unis – Un nouvel espoir vient de naître chez les personnes atteintes d’une tumeur au cerveau. Un vaccin aujourd’hui à l’état expérimental permettrait en effet de prolonger la vie des patients de 70%.Ce vaccin a été mis au point pour prolonger la vie des individus touchés par le glioblastome, la tumeur cérébrale la plus mortelle qui soit. A titre expérimental, il est actuellement administré en même temps que les traitements standards pour ce genre de pathologie, et permettrait de bloquer un gène particulier entraînant la multiplication des cellules cancéreuses. Ainsi, les auteurs de l’étude révèlent à l’AFP que les résultats obtenus à ce jour indiquent que le vaccin permettrait de prolonger la vie des patients de 15 à 26 mois. Et le Dr John Sampson d’expliquer : “Environ un tiers de tous les glioblastomes contiennent ce gène responsable de la virulence des tumeurs”, tandis que le Dr Darelle Bigner ajoute : “Notre recherche montre que le vaccin élimine toutes les cellules cancéreuses porteuses de cette variante génétique chez 17 des 18 patients vaccinés”. L’Agence France Presse rappelle qu’aux États-Unis, 10.000 nouveaux cas de glioblastome sont détectés chaque année.Le 6 octobre 2010 à 16:40 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Pedestrian struck and killed by driver in Gresham Ore early Sunday

first_imgPortland — A 33-year-old woman was struck and killed by a driver early Sunday in Gresham, police report. Gresham Police officers were called to the area of the 19000 block of Southeast Division Street at 1 a.m. Sunday and upon arrival, determined that the pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle and was dead.According to police, the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Police say that drugs, alcohol and speed don’t appear to be factors in the accident.The East County Vehicular Crimes Team is continuing to investigate.On Thursday, the Portland City Council passed an ordinance that declared a safety emergency on outer Division Street, and lowered the speed limit from 35 to 30 mph on a 4.5-mile stretch from 82nd Avenue to the city border. The action was taken following a series of traffic deaths in the area.last_img read more

Retailers help send indexes to records on 6th day of gains

first_imgNEW YORK — U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers like Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. That offset weakness in energy stocks caused by a plunge in oil prices.Stocks are on their longest winning streak in three months as retailers, technology companies, household products companies and health care firms made large gains.The Nasdaq composite joined the Standard & Poor’s 500 in setting record highs. While retailers that run stores jumped, their online rival Amazon also made a sizable gain as its stock price approached $1,000 for the first time.Kate Warne, an investment strategist for Edward Jones, said she doesn’t think Thursday’s retail earnings are a sign that business for traditional retailers is getting better.“It’s probably not something investors should take as a sign of improvement in the retail landscape,” she said. “Consumer spending is actually strong, but consumers are spending in places other than traditional retailers.”last_img read more

Prime Minister and Government Members Tour Atlantis

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 27, 2017 – Nassau – Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and members of the government took a tour of Atlantis, Paradise Island, on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  As they walked through Atlantis taking in the beauty and variety of attractions, Prime Minister Minnis is pictured, centre; Atlantis President Howard C. Karawan, second left; and Atlantis Senior Vice-President Edward Fields, left.  Mr. Karawan gave a presentation on future plans for the aquatic-themed resort.(Photos/OPM Media Services)Release: BISlast_img