Ravi Shastri’s exclusive interview with India Today: Top 10 quotes

first_imgTeam India’s new head coach Ravi Shastri sounded upbeat after being appointed to the high-profile position by the Cricket Advisory Committee on Tuesday.As many as 10 former cricketers had applied for the India coach role and five of them were interviewed on Monday by the CAC in Mumbai. Shastri was the frontrunner, thanks to his impressive interview. Besides, Virat Kohli was reported to be in favour of the former team director.WATCH FULL VIDEOIndia Today caught up with him on Wednesday and he said that he was not worried at all about the whole drama that was going on in India about the Team Indian coach’s job.Here are the top 10 things that Shastri said in his exclusive interview to India Today from London.ON SPEAKING TO KOHLI ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED WITH KUMBLEI’ve not spoken to him. I will speak to him. I don’t carry baggage, what happened in the past is not my problem. I will start afresh. Whatever I discuss with Virat will stay between him and me.RAVI SHASTRI ON HAVING SLEEPLESS NIGHTS BEFORE HIS APPOINTMENTI was chilling. No worries. I’m used to this. Didn’t make any difference.ON ZAHEER KHAN AND RAHUL DRAVID’S PRESENCEI think invaluable. The inputs will be invaluable. Even when I was in charge of the team I had a chat with both these players and asked them to spend some time with the boys and share their experience. It’s invaluable. You need some fresh inputs and input always helps.advertisementON BEING GIVEN A LONGER CONTRACT THIS TIMEThis continuity will help. It gives me enough time to make this a team. It has the potential to be number 1 across all formats. ON WORKING WITH KOHLI & COThey’re a great bunch of boys and it will be great to be back with them again.HOW HE APPROACHED THE INTERVIEW WITH THE CACI was Ravi Shastri. Period.WHAT DID HE PRESENT TO THE CAC IN THE INTERVIEWThere are certain things confidential and they remain confidential.ON MSD AND YUVRAJ SINGH2019 is a long way to go. They’re two champion cricketers. We will deal with them when time comes. Will spend time with captain and take things forward.ON VIRAT KOHLI’S FORMHe is a champion and everyone’s entitled for the odd failure. He’s a champion cricketer. He hasn’t reached his peak and the next five-six years will define VK.ON THE TEAM BACKING HIMI must have done something good. It’s an hounor when the teams speaks about you in that fashion. I enjoyed the trust they had in me and the trust I had in them.last_img read more

Knicks’ Anthony Free Agent

first_imgNEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market. Anthony has informed the New York Knicks of his long-expected plans, two people with knowledge of the details said.Anthony had a Monday deadline to terminate the final year of his contract. He filed the paperwork on June 20, one of the people told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcements were made.Anthony has repeatedly said he planned to explore free agency this summer. Team President Phil Jackson told the All-Star forward after the season he may want to delay the decision and play out the final year of his deal, which would have paid him $23.3 million, but Anthony is going ahead with his previous plans.He told the Knicks he was sticking to his intentions during a recent meeting in Los Angeles with Jackson, General Manager Steve Mills and new coach Derek Fisher, and has now made it official.He will be eligible to negotiate with teams starting July 1.Teams such as Chicago, Houston, Dallas and Miami have been mentioned as potential suitors for Anthony, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who led the NBA in scoring in 2012-13.Anthony has never said he wanted to leave New York but said his biggest priority is signing with a team that he believes can contend for championships.The Knicks went 37-45 last season, the first time Anthony missed the playoffs in his 11-year career, and have little financial ability to upgrade the roster this summer.The Knicks can offer Anthony, whom they acquired from Denver in a blockbuster trade in February 2011, more than $20 million more than any team. But Anthony has said he would be willing to take less than a maximum salary for a chance to win, and Jackson has said he hopes Anthony sticks to that.Jackson and Fisher have said the Knicks want Anthony back, but that the team would be prepared for whatever happened.Anthony never truly got to experience the full free agency process, signing an extension of his rookie contract in 2006, then extending that deal as a condition of the trade to New York, and has said that is something that interests him.Now he will have his chance.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Gibdock Prepares Five-Star Floating Hotel

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom The 189-room five-star floating hotel Sunborn Gibraltar is due to welcome its first guests in February 2014, after Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock drew on its extensive cruise ship expertise to undertake hull blasting and coating work.Despite its role as a tourist and business travel destination Gibraltar does not have a five-star hotel. The 142m long, seven deck Sunborn Gibraltar resembles a sophisticated high-end cruise ship or mega yacht. However, while the vessel can move under its own power, it has been designed for sustained mooring alongside, and features its own heavy-duty mooring arms. Berthing space is being prepared alongside Gibraltar’s Ocean Village complex.The vessel was built for the Finnish Sunborn group in Malaysia and transported to Gibraltar onboard a heavylift ship, arriving in June this year. After unloading, Sunborn Gibraltar was moved to Gibdock for extensive hull blasting and coating work in the main drydock.John Taylor, Gibdock Operations Director, says: “We were very pleased to be entrusted with what was a vital part of the project, as the vessel is likely to be moored in position for at least 15 years. Proper hull preparation and selection of the right coating system will be essential in protecting this asset and ensuring it remains safe and maintenance-free.”Gibdock partnered with Norwegian coatings supplier Jotun, applying the well-known Marathon system. Mr Taylor says: “Marathon is a high solid epoxy product with exceptional abrasion resistance, delivering strength and durability. It is specifically designed to provide long term protection in harsh environments to submerged structures, and was a perfect match for the Sunborn Gibraltar.” Sunborn Gibraltar spent 26 days at Gibdock, including alongside time. Gibdock grit blasted the hull to SA 2.5 standard with the coating process taking around 18 days in drydock.Richard Beards, Gibdock Managing Director, says: “Sunborn Gibraltar is a welcome addition to the local economy. It will be a great boost for Gibraltar plc to have a top end floating hotel.”Currently at the final stages of being outfitted in Gibraltar, the floating hotel will offer a casino, spa and fitness centre, cocktail lounges, fine dining restaurants and a ballroom. Conference and event space is available for up to 540 delegates. Some 90% of the 189 guest rooms offer outdoor space, while all have full-height glazing to capture Mediterranean views. Mr Beards says the project offers a potent market reminder of Gibdock’s capabilities in the cruise sector, where recent customers include Thompson Cruises, Pullmantur and Saga. He says: “We are in negotiations with a number of cruise operators and expect the continuation in the flow of mainstream cruise ship repair and refit work to Gibraltar in 2014.” Gibdock, December 17, 2013 Print  Close My locationlast_img read more

Rolls-Royce Displays Latest Engine

first_imgzoom Rolls-Royce has unveiled the first of a new family of medium-speed engines for the marine market that will include versions powered by diesel and gas. The new engines reportedly offer a 20 per cent increase in power per cylinder, while reducing fuel consumption, emissions and through-life operating costs compared to existing engines in the Rolls-Royce Bergen range.The first engine, the B33:45 powered by diesel, was officially launched at the SMM exhibition in Hamburg, the maritime industry’s largest event of the year.Mikael Makinen, Rolls-Royce, President – Marine said: “Ship owners want better performance at a lower price and society wants cleaner oceans. We have been developing this engine over the past three years, and part of its future success will be down to the excellent collaboration and sharing of engine technology between our experts in Bergen, Norway and Friedrichshafen, Germany.“The 20 per cent increase in power per cylinder, compared to the current B32:40-series engines, means the same power demand can be met with fewer cylinders. This will give significantly lower maintenance costs and will be more compact where engine room space is at a premium.Thor Humerfelt, Rolls-Royce, Programme Director – Bergen Engines, said: “Our overall design goal was to develop an engine that offers our customers reduced life cycle costs. Engines are one of the large contributors to a ship’s operating and maintenance costs, so we believe that the features of this family of engines will prove popular as we expand the range.”The B33:45 will follow a modular design for ease of production and maintenance. The in-line engine platform will consist of 6, 7, 8 and 9-cylinder variants spanning a power range from 3,600kW to 5,400KW.Later, a V-engine range will be introduced with a wide range of incremental power for the marine and land based power plant market. The diesel and the gas engines will share the same core design.The engines are suited to numerous types of offshore vessels including anchor handlers, seismic, subsea construction vessels, semi submersibles and drill ships. The design will also suit commercial vessels such as ropax ferries, cruise, cargo ships and fishing vessels.The first B33:45 will be delivered to Norwegian customer Prestfjord Havfiske AS, for a new Rolls-Royce designed fishing vessel, in June 2015. Press Release, September 10, 2014last_img read more

Judge finds Dennis Oland not guilty of murder in multimillionaire fathers death

first_imgREAD MORE: Oland to plead not guilty, finally face retrial for father’s murderRichard Oland died after being struck 45 times with a hammer-like weapon in July 2011, leaving his skull cracked in several places.The Crown had argued the younger Oland’s financial problems provided a motive for the crime.The defence had countered that the Crown’s case was based on circumstantial evidence, with pieces that didn’t add up.Oland, 51, was convicted of murder by a jury in 2015, but the verdict was set aside on appeal and a new trial was ordered. The second trial was heard by judge alone. SAINT JOHN – Dennis Oland has been found not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 bludgeoning death of his multi-millionaire father, Richard.Justice Terrence Morrison of the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench delivered his decision this morning to a packed courtroom in Saint John, N.B.Dennis Oland hugged his defence team after the verdict was read, and there were tears of joy from his family members.WATCH: Defence reacts after not guilty verdict for Dennis Oland last_img read more

Trudeau Apologizes for Wearing Brownface Makeup to 2001 Arabian Nights Party

Rabat – A photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing brownface makeup at a party held at a 2001 Arabian Night’s party went viral on social media.Time Magazine shared the photo of the prime minister with brownface.The photo was also in a school yearbook from Trudeau’s days as a teacher. In a statement to the press after the photo’s emergence, the Canadian official apologized for wearing the controversial makeup.Trudeau said, “In 2001 when I was a teacher out in Vancouver, I attended an end of year gala where the theme was Arabian Nights.”He said that he dressed up in an Aladdin costume and “put makeup on. I shouldn’t have done that. I should have known better, but I didn’t, and I’m really sorry,” he said.“I should have known better, but I didn’t, and I’m really sorry.”Photo of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau wearing brownface at 2001 party published by Time Magazine: https://t.co/V9ZVrlLYdj pic.twitter.com/NirFQFYe03— ABC News (@ABC) September 19, 2019The image stirred debate among social media users, who heavily commented on both the photo and his choice to wear brownface to the party.One Facebook user wrote, “OMG! Trudeau is not in Brownface, but Blackface at the age of 29, as a teacher at a private Vancouver school, around the same time as Gropegate. This was 2001. Trudeau did not think it was racist then. It was racist then. It is racist now. Wearing blackface by white people is demeaning and disrespectful to black people. It is racism. ”Another Facebook user commented, “Trudeau has become great at giving apologies.”Others insist that Trudeau’s costume was not racist.“OK, fight me on this… But I don’t think he needs to apologize. I wish he would stop. This was 20 YEARS AGO, and he was in character at an ARABIAN KNIGHTS themed party. Maybe there are other reasons he’s not fit to lead, but this is not one of them. I’m not even Canadian, but people need to lighten up,” one Facebook user wrote.Another Facebook user commented, “I don’t think Trudeau is a racist. I just think he is a very, very silly man. Still, doing this in 2001? I thought Canadians knew better.Also, a thought question: what’s more offensive, the term “mankind” or brownface?” read more

Sri Lanka Navy takes over US Coast Guard Cutter

The Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the newly arrived platform in compliance with naval traditions on the harbour premises. This occasion was also attended by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, Navy Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne and Director General Operations, Rear Admiral Niraja Attygalle and a host of senior officers from the Naval Headquarters and Western Naval Command.Ex-USCGC ‘Sherman’ is a 115m long ship equipped with state of the art weapons and machinery. The Sri Lanka Navy took over the US Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) ‘Sherman’ which arrived in the country yesterday (Sunday).The vessel was acquired by the Sri Lanka Navy from the US Government in a bid to increase the operational capability of the island’s sea arm. The ship is commanded by Captain (ND) Rohitha Abeysinghe and its crew is comprised of 22 officers and 111 sailors. read more

How the Trump and Clinton tax plans would affect Americans

by Christopher S. Rugaber And Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press Posted Oct 2, 2016 10:24 am MDT Last Updated Oct 3, 2016 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email How the Trump and Clinton tax plans would affect Americans WASHINGTON – For America’s wealthiest families, the presidential campaign presents a stark choice: A big tax increase if Hillary Clinton wins the election — or a big tax cut if Donald Trump wins.For everyone else? Right now, neither candidate is proposing major tax changes.Taxe policy is one of the issues on which the two nominees differ most. Their approaches are likely to draw new attention in the wake of a New York Times report that Trump’s nearly $916 million in losses in 1995, according to tax records the paper received anonymously, means he may not have paid federal income taxes for as many as 18 years.On trade, Clinton has backed off her previous support for free trade agreements and, like Trump, now opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pact involving the U.S. and 11 other nations.Trump has said he will spend twice as much on building and repairing roads, airports and other infrastructure as Clinton would.On trade and infrastructure spending, Trump has taken a populist approach that jettisons Republican orthodoxy. But on taxes, his proposed tax cuts for individuals and businesses are more in line with previous Republican candidates and elected officials. After two previous tries, he provided more details on his tax plans in a speech in New York last week — although he left one key component unclear.Clinton, for her part, is proposing to raise taxes for the wealthiest households to pay for traditional Democratic proposals such as expanding access to higher education.“Here, at least, they fall into very much traditional Democratic and Republican proposals,” said William Gale, co-director of the Tax Policy Center, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and Urban Institute.On taxes, the two candidates remain far apart. Here are summaries of their proposals:___TAXES ON HIGHER INCOMESTRUMP: He would cut the top income tax bracket to 33 per cent from its current level of 39.6 per cent. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has made the same proposal, which the conservative Tax Foundation said would help boost after-tax income for the wealthiest 1 per cent of Americans by 5.3 per cent. Trump would also cap tax deductions at $200,000 per household.CLINTON: She is proposing several tax increases on wealthier Americans, including a 4 per cent surcharge on incomes above $5 million, effectively creating a new top bracket of 43.6 per cent. And those earning more than $1 million a year would be subject to a minimum 30 per cent tax rate. She would also cap the value of many tax deductions for wealthier taxpayers. All the changes would increase taxes in 2017 for the richest 1 per cent by $78,284, reducing their after-tax income by 5 per cent, according to the Tax Policy Center.___TAXES ON MIDDLE INCOMESTRUMP: Would reduce the seven tax brackets in current law to three, at 12 per cent, 25 per cent and 33 per cent. He’d also raise the standard deduction to $15,000 for singles and $30,000 for households.CLINTON: Says she will not raise taxes on the middle class. Her current proposals would have little impact on the bottom 95 per cent of taxpayers, according to the Tax Policy Center.___CORPORATE TAX RATETRUMP: Would cut the corporate rate from its current 35 per cent to 15 per cent. It’s unclear however, if he’d allow “pass through” corporations, which pay taxes on revenue as personal income, to claim the 15 per cent rate. Doing so would cost an extra $1.5 trillion, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, which supports lower tax rates.CLINTON: Would not change the corporate tax rate.___“CARRIED INTEREST” LOOPHOLETRUMP: Managers for private equity firms and hedge funds can classify their investment profits as “carried interest” and pay capital gains taxes on their income at rates that can be as low as half the regular income tax rate. Trump says he would eliminate the loophole, but hedge fund and private equity managers would be able to pay even lower tax rates should Trump let pass-throughs enjoy his lower 15 per cent rate.CLINTON: Would eliminate the loophole and tax carried interest as ordinary income.___ESTATE TAXESTRUMP: Would eliminate the so-called “death tax” that is currently levied on estates worth more than $5.45 million ($10.9 million for married couples).CLINTON: Would increase the estate tax to 65 per cent from 40 per cent and apply it to more estates, starting with those worth $3.5 million ($7 million for married couples).___CORPORATE INVERSIONSTRUMP: Argues his steep cut in the corporate tax rate would end the practice of corporate “inversions,” which occur when a U.S. company acquires a foreign corporation, then relocates overseas, to avoid paying U.S. corporate taxes. The U.S. corporate tax rate of 35 per cent is the highest in the developed world, though many companies use deductions and other strategies to avoid paying that amount. Trump would only tax repatriated corporate money at 10 per cent to incentivize businesses to bring it back into the country.CLINTON: Would discourage inversions by making it harder for a U.S. company to classify itself as a foreign-owned to avoid U.S. taxation. She would also place an “exit tax” on companies that leave the U.S. while still keeping earnings overseas that haven’t been subject to U.S. tax.___CHILD CARETRUMP: Wants to make child care costs tax-deductible, subject to caps based on income and the average price of childcare in a state. It would apply to stay-at-home parents as well. Would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit to benefit lower-income earners who pay little or no income tax. Current law allows parents to claim a credit of up to $6,000 for child care expenses. He’d also let families put aside money in tax-exempt accounts to pay for child care.CLINTON: Has made several proposals intended to help limit child care expenses to 10 per cent of a family’s income through a combination of expanded government spending and unspecified tax credits.___Contact Chris Rugaber on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/ChrisRugaber and Nicholas Riccardi at https://twitter.com/NickRiccardi.___What political news is the world searching for on Google and talking about on Twitter? Find out via AP’s Election Buzz interactive. http://elections.ap.org/buzz read more

Robotrousers to give elderly bionic strength designed by British scientists

Although the researchers did admit there was a slim chance of ‘trouser hijacking’ as happened in the Aardman adventure, they said…–– ADVERTISEMENT –– The University of Bristol is developing ‘smart trousers’ with artificial muscles which give frail people bionic strength so they can live independently for longer. The project has been dubbed ‘The Right Trousers’ by scientists in reference to Wallace and Gromit animation ‘The Wrong Trousers’ in which Wallace constructs a pair of calamitous cyber-slacks.  Robo-trousers which help people stand up, walk upstairs and get out-and-about without wheelchairs, are being designed by British scientists in a government-funded scheme to help the elderly and disabled stay mobile.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Fermilab détonnants résultats suggèrent lexistence dune nouvelle force

first_imgFermilab : d’étonnants résultats suggèrent l’existence d’une nouvelle “force”Une équipe internationale de chercheurs travaillant sur l’accélérateur de particules du Fermilab à Chicago doit révéler la possible existence d’une nouvelle “force”. Si celle-ci s’avère confirmée, elle représentera une avancée exceptionnelle dans le domaine de la physique des particules. Jusqu’à présent les physiciens caractérisaient l’ensemble des interactions de la matière par quatre types de forces : la gravité, l’électromagnétisme et les forces nucléaires forte et faible. Ce concept pourrait être révisé suite à l’hypothèse avancée par une équipe de chercheurs du Fermilab. Selon eux, il existerait une nouvelle “force” dans la nature. Giovanni Punzi, physicien et porte-parole de l’équipe à la base des travaux a été interrogé par l’AFP. Selon lui, cette nouvelle hypothèse pourrait correspondre à “la première manifestation de quelque chose qui est tout un monde d’interactions au-delà de toute la science physique telle que nous la connaissons, quelque chose que l’on recherche depuis longtemps”. Depuis plus d’un an, l’équipe de chercheurs mène une série d’expériences dans l’accélérateur de particules. Ils ont réalisé tout juste 10.000 collisions entre des protons et des antiprotons. Sur l’ensemble des résultats obtenus, les chercheurs ont remarqué une étrangeté pour une centaine de cas. Les chiffres ne sont pas en accord avec les théories des forces qui régissent la physique des particules. Selon Giovanni Punzi il est possible que ces observations ne soient que de simples fluctuations ou irrégularités, explicables par la physique conventionnelle mais cette possibilité est très improbable, “avec moins de deux chances sur mille”.L’hypothèse du boson de Higgs a été écartéeJusqu’à présent, personne n’a su expliquer d’où venait cette irrégularité. Les chercheurs ont pourtant écarté la possibilité que ce phénomène soit une manifestation du boson de Higgs, particule hypothétique jusque là jamais observée. L’hypothèse d’une nouvelle “force” a donc été avancée. En attendant qu’elle se confirme, les chercheurs continuent leurs études pour obtenir des résultats plus probants. “Nous allons maintenant essayer d’obtenir autant de données que possible pour confirmer ces résultats”, explique le physicien avant d’ajouter : “Si cela se confirme, ce serait la découverte la plus importante en physique depuis un demi-siècle”.À lire aussiLes scientifiques découvrent une nouvelle façon de stocker de l’information dans… un atomeLa découverte n’a toutefois pas provoqué l’engouement de toute la communauté scientifique. Nigel Lockyer, directeur du laboratoire national canadien de physique nucléaire et des particules, estime qu’il est encore trop tôt pour confirmer avec certitude la découverte des chercheurs du Fermilab. Il souligne : “D’une part, il y a des indications claires que nous sommes face à quelque chose d’inexpliqué et en même temps il existe une longue liste d’autres explications possibles”.Pour l’heure, les travaux des chercheurs du Fermilab ont été publiés dans la revue américaine Physical Review Letters et ont fait l’objet d’une récente présentation au laboratoire.Le 7 avril 2011 à 11:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Several eastbound lanes blocked on I75 after crash

first_imgWESTON, Fla. (WSVN) — An accident on Interstate 75 has blocked several eastbound lanes of traffic in the middle of the rush hour commute, Friday afternoon.Florida Highway Patrol troopers are responding to the crash, which took place between Indian Trace and Weston roads, near where the highway makes its turn toward Naples.It is unknown if anyone was injured.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this breaking story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Chicago PDs Tracy Spiridakos opens up about the UptonRuzek romance

first_img I understand you’re a gamer. Are you playing anything right now?I have a PlayStation 4, and I just finished playing God of War. I’m obsessed with all things God of War, and Uncharted. I love all of the Uncharteds. It’s so good.Are there other ways technology plays a role in your life?We are all attached to our phones in such a big way. I try to put it down and limit my time on it so I can be more present when I’m sitting down. But I will say the PlayStation has been my favorite tool for connecting, especially with my brothers — they live in Canada, in Winnipeg. We gear up for the weekend and get a bunch of our friends together. We log on and put our headsets on and do a raid on a Saturday night on Destiny. It’s just one of my favorite ways to stay connected. And even if it’s just me and one of my brothers, we’ll start talking. How’s your day going? How are you? What’s going on at home? We can get into all that while we go through the different worlds of Destiny. NBC Filmmakers The 28 best games on PlayStation 4 Share your voice TV and Movies PlayStation State of Play event reveals new console and… 1 1:57center_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: 28 Photos For the past seven years, Dick Wolf, executive producer behind the Law & Order franchise, has built another TV empire with Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med. They have that familiar Law & Order procedural feel, with more exploring of characters’ emotions and relationships. And that combination is key to Chicago P.D. as the sixth season hurtles towards its climax.In this Wednesday’s penultimate episode of the season, Detective Hailey Upton and Officer Adam Ruzek roll up on a crime in progress and find themselves caught in a full-on gun fight. The badass Upton even hood-slides across her car. But its not the flying bullets that have fans on the edge of their seats — it’s the secret romance between Upton and Rezek. Comment I got to talk by phone with Tracy Spiridakos, who plays the smart and charismatic Det. Upton in the NBC show. The Canadian actress opened up about the challenges of portraying a detective, the pride she feels playing a strong woman who’s allowed to be vulnerable, what’s going on with Officer Ruzek and how the PlayStation 4 is her go-to device for staying connected with friends and family.Q: What does it mean for you to play the forthright Hailey?Spiridakos: It’s awesome. It’s important to portray all sides of a woman, and what I find appealing about Hailey is yes, she has this unapologetic feature, but she’s also very vulnerable and she’ll show that. She’s a badass, but you’ll see her cry. That combination makes her a complete person.How has playing Hailey pushed you as an actress?I’ve learned so much from all of my castmates, just watching how they react to things, their processes and how everyone works. With Hailey, one of my favorite things is her unapologetic nature. She has a very strong moral code. She doesn’t care if you like what she has to say or not, she’s just going to say it.How have fans reacted to the surprise Upton/Ruzek romance?It’s been either really positive or really not. There are a lot of fans who were really invested in [Kim] Burges and Ruzek’s relationship, and I totally get that. But there are other fans who were excited about Upton and Ruzek. There’s no in the middle. Patty [Patrick Flueger], who plays Ruzek, is one of my favorite people on the planet, so it’s been really fun getting to work with him on everything.How are you trained on police protocol and details like carrying a gun, or the way a detective might stand?We have this amazing human being named Brian Luce, he’s our tech advisor on the show and a police officer. He helps us with everything: how we stand, how we hold the gun, how to clear a room. What you’re thinking about in an interview, what you’re thinking about when you walk into a room. He really helps us get into the headspace and make it authentic.last_img read more

Fossil find shows ancient beaked whale hunted fish in shallow waters

first_img © 2015 Phys.org Rarely-seen whale washes up on Massachusetts beach Modern Ziphiidae dive down to great depths to find prey such as fish and squid—their dolphin-like snouts and teeth allow them to capture prey and eat it, a marked difference from other whales that suck in huge amounts of water and filter the small creatures in it as their means of sustenance. The fossil that was found, the group claims, is the first known example of a ziphiid eating fish near the surface.The researchers believe the whale captured and consumed a large number of sardine-like fish, then a very short time later, died, possibly due to also ingesting a toxin of some sort, fell to the ocean floor and was entombed—but not before disgorging some of the contents of its belly. The fossil was found embedded in rock with multiple small fish inside of its body and in the immediate area surrounding it. Dating of material in the rock placed the age of the whale and surrounding fish to approximately nine to ten million years ago, placing them in the Late Miocene.The fossils were all in remarkably good shape—the team could make out scales on the fish, which is why they believe that they had not had much time to be digested before the whale that ate them died. More importantly, the fish were not deep sea dwellers, which indicated that the whale hunted near the surface at least part of the time. The number of fish, 40 to 60 of them, and their average size of 39 centimeters, the team notes, is in line with a bellyful of fish caught by the whales’ modern cousins. They note also that dolphins moved into the area not much later, displacing the whales, forcing them to seek food in deeper waters. Explore further Life reconstruction of three individuals of the extinct beaked whale Messapicetus gregarius preying upon a school of aged sardines Sardinops sp. (average body length 38.8 cm) in the upper part of the water column along the coast of nowadays Peru. The front individual is an adult male, whereas the last in the background is a female. Illustration by A. Gennari. Credit: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Published 9 September 2015.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1530 (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in Europe and Peru has found evidence of an ancient ziphiid (toothed beaked whale) that unlike its modern ancestors, hunted near the surface of the sea. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their study of the whale fossil found in a dolomite concretion beneath the sea bed off the coast of Peru last year.center_img Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B More information: No deep diving: evidence of predation on epipelagic fish for a stem beaked whale from the Late Miocene of Peru, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Published 9 September 2015.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1530AbstractAlthough modern beaked whales (Ziphiidae) are known to be highly specialized toothed whales that predominantly feed at great depths upon benthic and benthopelagic prey, only limited palaeontological data document this major ecological shift. We report on a ziphiid–fish assemblage from the Late Miocene of Peru that we interpret as the first direct evidence of a predator–prey relationship between a ziphiid and epipelagic fish. Preserved in a dolomite concretion, a skeleton of the stem ziphiid Messapicetus gregarius was discovered together with numerous skeletons of a clupeiform fish closely related to the epipelagic extant Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax). Based on the position of fish individuals along the head and chest regions of the ziphiid, the lack of digestion marks on fish remains and the homogeneous size of individuals, we propose that this assemblage results from the death of the whale (possibly via toxin poisoning) shortly after the capture of prey from a single school. Together with morphological data and the frequent discovery of fossil crown ziphiids in deep-sea deposits, this exceptional record supports the hypothesis that only more derived ziphiids were regular deep divers and that the extinction of epipelagic forms may coincide with the radiation of true dolphins. Citation: Fossil find shows ancient beaked whale hunted fish in shallow waters (2015, September 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-fossil-ancient-beaked-whale-fish.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

3 injured in DalitJat clash

first_imgThree persons, including a minor, were injured after a clash broke out between members of two communities in Jat Mujhera village, police said on Saturday.A panchayat was convened under New Mandi Police Station on Friday evening to resolve some dispute between Jaat and Dalit communities when the discussions turned violent as the two sides resorted to stones pelting and firing, SP city Sarvan Kumar said.Three persons — Ravish (32), Pradeep (28) and Andnaveen (17), who belonged to the Dalit community were shot at and injured in the incident, he said. The victims were shifted to a nearby hospital and are in a critical condition.Police have registered a case against nine persons and have arrested two accused in this connection.last_img

Bdesh Mukti Jodhas celebrate Vijay Diwas at Fort William

first_imgBangladeshi ‘Mukti Jodhas’ (freedom fighters), Indian war veterans and serving officers of the Armed Forces on Wednesday commemorated their victory over Pakistani forces during the 1971 Liberation War here.Vijay Diwas celebrations at Eastern Command assume a special significance as Mukti Jodhas and Indian war veterans, who fought shoulder to shoulder, reunite every year to celebrate the momentous occasion in history.Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, General Officer Commanding-In-Chief (GOC-in-C) of Eastern Command, Air Vice Marshal K P Nair and a large number of serving and retired personnel of the three Services paid homage by laying wreaths at Vijay Smarak (War Memorial) in Fort William.Bangladesh Food Minister Md Qamrul Islam also placed wreath along with other serving and retired officers of the 30-member Bangladeshi delegation who were present on the occasion.last_img read more

VIDEO Bryce Harper wanted to talk Dak Prescott and the Cowboys during

first_imgVideo via uStadium The American League defeated the National League 2-1 All-Star Game in 11 innings, and for the first time in years, the game didn’t “matter” in terms of deciding home-field advantage in the World Series.In the spirit of a true exhibition, Bryce Harper was mic’d up in the outfield for an in-game interview with Joe Buck, but instead of talking baseball, Harper was more interested in talking about how pumped up he is to watch Cowboys’ stars Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott this season.Even the biggest baseball stars can’t wait for football to start.  We hear you, Bryce.Bryce Harper asking @Buck how he thinks @Dak will do in 2017, while playing RF. pic.twitter.com/PVOzt04Fvm— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) July 12, 2017 Advertisementlast_img

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday, July 5. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . 17:42Lane closed for barrier repairsOne lane closed due to emergency repairs on M6 Northbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) remains closed following an accident which occurred yesterday evening for barrier repairs. Also causing delays on the A534 Northbound.16:56Police warning about increase in Fiat 500 thefts after car takenPolice are advising motorists to park their cars in garages or block them in on driveways. More here.16:56Police name passenger, 79, who died in two-vehicle collision on busy roadThe air ambulance was sent to the scene but nothing could be done to save him. More here.15:25Broken down vehicle causing delays on M6One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services. Travel time is 20 minutes.Lane one (of three) is closed. Traffic was already slow here due to a separate break down between Stafford Services and J14. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14. 15:08Accident on M6One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound between Stafford Services and J14 A34 (Stafford North). Congestion to J15 (Stoke-On-Trent). Travel time is 20 minutes.Lane one (of three) is closed. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14. 13:32Police called after man seen carrying sword in Stoke-on-Trent street (Image: Google)A 32-year-old man is being quizzed by detectives on suspicion of possessing a sword in public. Read more. 13:16Break down on M6 in StaffordshireOne lane closed and queuing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services. Congestion to the Hanford Interchange for traffic travelling on the Southbound A500 towards the M6. Lane one (of three) is closed. There was a separate break down along this stretch earlier. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14.12:15Slow in Nantwich Slow traffic on A530 Nantwich Road in both directions near the Rising Sun Inn. In the roadworks area. Temporary traffic lights are in operation.12:15Congestion on M6 Traffic heavier than normal on M6 Southbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). Possibly due to extra traffic exiting the motorway at J16 to avoid the problems further South near J15. 12:02A34 Newcastle RoadA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).11:51Lane closed on M6 in Staffordshire One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from J12 A5 (Gailey) to J13 A449 (Stafford South). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of four) is closed. 11:03Smallthorne Roundabouts congestedUsual congestion on B5051 Moorland Road / Ford Green Road at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout).10:50Leek Road busy A52 Leek Road in both directions busy but moving at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square). 10:43Traffic flowing well10:41A34 Trent Vale A34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).10:38Emergency services called to ‘man in distress’ in North Staffordshire street (Image: Google)The emergency services raced to a North Staffordshire street after a ‘man in distress’ sustained injuries. Full story.10:13A500 D-Roads A500 D Road Southbound busy but moving before M6 J15. Created at 10:06 Updated at 10:06 09:42Werrington Road slow A52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights).09:13Waterloo Road congestion Usual congestion on Waterloo Road from Cobridge Traffic Lights towards Hanley Town centre (Vale Place). 09:00All lanes open on M6 All lanes open, earlier broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Lane one (of four) was closed.08:59Woman freed from car and taken to hospital after two-vehicle collision (Image: Stoke Sentinel / Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service)A woman in her twenties had to be rescued from her can and taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision on the A34. Read more.08:59Longport busy Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street busy but moving between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall.08:53Whitmore collision Reports of queuing traffic due to accident on A53 Whitmore Road Eastbound from Three Mile Lane (Whitmore) to A5182 Trentham Road (Whitmore roundabout, Butterton). 08:37One lane closed on M6 One lane closed due to lorry having a tyre changed on M6 Northbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of four) is closed.08:37A34 Springfield RoadA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).08:09Chell Street congestion Usual congestion on A5272 Chell Street at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square).08:04Police investigate fire at North Staffordshire carpet shop (Image: Google)An investigation has been launched after firefighters tackled a small blaze in the entrance to a North Staffordshire carpet shop. Full story. 07:39A50 accident cleared Accident cleared on A50 Westbound between A50 (Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter) and A521 (Blythe Bridge Roundabout / Draycot, Blythe Bridge). Affecting traffic passing through the Checkley Bank area.07:39Werrington Road busyA52 Werrington Road Westbound busy but moving before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). 07:39Smallthorne roundabouts Heavy traffic on B5051 Moorland Road / Ford Green Road at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout).center_img Driver named following fatal collision Police search for missing womanlast_img read more

Another goround at a passenger bill of rights with Garneaus new legislation

first_img OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau has introduced legislation to create a new passenger bill of rights, which will give travellers a better idea of when airlines will have to compensate them.The legislation is part of a package of changes to the Canada Transportation Act, which also introduces new foreign ownership limits for airlines, requires railways to install voice and video recorders in locomotives and improves transparency and efficiency in the freight rail industry.Garneau promised the bill of rights last month in the wake of widespread alarm after a United Airlines passenger was injured when he was dragged from a plane in Chicago.Garneau has already told airlines operating in Canada such an incident is not to happen here, but the bill lays out more rules for the industry to follow and spells out in clear language that no one can be involuntarily removed from a plane due to overbooking.The bill will enable the government to force airlines to create clear standards of treatment and compensation for circumstances including being denied boarding, delays while already on board and lost or damaged baggage.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthAirlines will not be able to charge parents a fee to be able to sit next to their children, and carriers will also have to have standards for transporting musical instruments. Tags: Canada Share Posted by Another go-round at a passenger bill of rights with Garneau’s new legislationcenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, May 16, 2017 The Canadian Press last_img read more

Rains bring little relief to Brazil energy sector

first_img Sponsored Stories Top Stories Associated PressBRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Recent rains have brought some relief to the depleted reservoirs of Brazil’s hydroelectric plants but have done little to dispel concerns over the country’s ability to fulfill its energy demands for the year.A hotter than usual summer and lack of rain have caused water levels at hydroelectric dams in most of the country to drop to a third of their capacity. The levels are similar to those registered in 2001, when rationing was imposed and blackouts occurred. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Brazil has an installed power generating capacity 121,000 megawatts, a figure the government says it will double over the next 10 years.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments   Share   The government has said Brazil will not resort to energy rationing because the country has thermal power plants that can be activated.“The situation is worrisome because water levels at the reservoirs remain very low,” Claudio Sales, president of the energy analysis group Instituto Ascende, said Tuesday. “All we can do now is to wait for more rain.”Hydroelectric plants account for about 80 percent of the electricity generated in Brazil.Mines and Energy Minister Edison Lobao has repeatedly guaranteed that Brazil has sufficient energy supplies amid growing fears that power shortages could frustrate the government’s 2013 GDP growth estimates of 4 percent.“Brazil’s electricity system is based on several sources of energy,” Lobao said in a signed article published Sunday by the Folha d S. Paulo newspaper. “Low water levels at the reservoirs are compensated by thermal plants fueled by natural gas, diesel and biomass energy, and an expanding wind energy sector.”Reservoirs in southern Brazil dropped to 35 percent of their capacity while those in the nation’s north dipped as low as 18 percent.Rains that started falling last week increased levels at reservoirs by 1 percent, according to the Electric Energy System Operator that oversees the power generation, transmission and distribution. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top holiday drink recipeslast_img read more