Germany’s Miroslav Klose equals Ronaldo’s World Cup goals record

first_imgThe Germany striker clinched his 15th career World Cup goal against Ghana on Sunday Veteran German striker Miroslav Klose has the World Cup goals record after scoring as a substitute against Ghana on Saturday.Statistical Highlights | Match Photos The 36-year-old Klose made it 2-2 for Germany in the 71st minute for his 15th career World Cup goal, equaling the mark set by former Brazil striker Ronaldo.Klose scored just two minutes after coming on as a substitute for goal scorer Mario Goetze.He celebrated the record with an acrobatic flip, cheered on by the predominantly pro-German crowd at Arena Castelao in Fortaleza.Team Lineups(from):Germany: Manuel Neuer; Jerome Boateng (Shkodran Mustafi, 46th), Per Mertesacker, Mats Hummels, Benedikt Howedes; Sami Khedira (Bastian Schweinsteiger, 70th), Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil; Thomas Muller, Mario Gotze (Miroslav Klose, 69th)Ghana: Fatau Dauda; Harrison Afful, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah; Kwadwo Asamoah, Sulley Muntari, Mohammed Rabiu (Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, 78th), Christian Atsu (Mubarak Wakaso, 72nd), Andre Ayew; Kevin-Prince Boateng (Jordan Ayew, 52nd), Asamoah Gyanlast_img read more

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HIGHLIGHTS EASTERN REGION 2100H

first_imgKolkata, Oct 30 (PTI) Following are the top storiesKolkata, Oct 30 (PTI) Following are the top stories from the Eastern Region at 2100 hours.CAL3 WB-SRFTI STALEMATEKolkata: The face-off between the management and students of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) here continues for the 12 day today, with both sides refusing to abandon their respective positions.CAL4 WB-MAMATA-AADHAARKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says she will “obey” the directive of the Supreme Court, which questioned the state governments move to challenge a central law linking Aadhaar to social benefits and said she could file a plea in individual capacity.CAL6 BH-LIQUORKishanganj (Bihar): Nearly 900 bottles of foreign liquor have been seized today and one person was arrested in connection with it in Kishanganj district of Bihar.CES9 WB-POL BJP ORGANISATIONKolkata: The BJP has decided to revamp the partys grassroot organisation in West Bengal with an eye on the panchayat polls in the state scheduled next year.CES10 AS-CM-CORRUPTIONGuwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal says there will be no compromise on corruption in Assam in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modis fight against black money.CES13 WB-LD TRAINEE ARROWSuri (WB): An arrow pierced the neck of of a girl trainee during archery practice this morning at the Sports Authority of India centre at Bolpur in West Bengal and was later removed.CES14 SK-PANCHAYAT-CHAMLINGGangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling says he is opposed to bringing family members into politics.CCM9 JH-DAS-INVESTMENTRanchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das makes a strong pitch for Jharkhand, bestowed with “40 percent” of the countrys mineral wealth, as an ideal investor destination. PTI NNadvertisementlast_img read more

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Bindra asks Rathore to relieve him from Natl Observers post

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 22 (PTI) Abhinav Bindra has requested Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to relieve him from posts of National Observer (Shooting) and chairman of TOP Committee to avoid any potential conflict of interest as he is also involved in private projects.”As I will now be involving myself more deeply in private projects, including the establishment and operation of Abhinav Bindra Traget Performance Centre across the country, I believe there could be a potential Conflict of Interest between these positions as more athletes start training at these centres,” Bindra wrote in his letter to Rathore.Bindra stressed on the need to maintain sanctity of government positions.The Beijing Olympic gold medallist further wrote: “I therefore sincerely request you to relieve me of these two posts so that any potential conflict of interest can be avoided before it arises and the sanctity of these posts is fully retained.”Recently, Olympic medallists boxer MC Mary Kom and wrestler Sushil Kumar also resigned from their respective National Observers post. PTI AT KHS AH AHlast_img read more

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PROVERTHA: robust and vibration-resistant M8 stainless steel crimp flange connectors

first_imgPROVERTHA is extending its portfolio of compact M8 connection solutions with versions in stainless steel (V4A) featuring A-coding and crimp termination (AWG 26 – 22). The 360° shielded M8 connectors with IP67 protection are predestined for demanding applications in Industrial Ethernet networks such as EtherCAT. With their high robustness, vibration resistance and torsional strength, they ensure a reliable, functionally stable Ethernet connection and interference-free data transmission.The new 3 and 4-pin male and female versions with twisted crimp contacts are specially designed for demanding requirements in the medical technology and food industries. The V4A-M8 connectors are also used in cleanroom environments in industry and in off-shore applications. Other applications that benefit from the advantages of the new M8 connectors include automatic stamping machines and robot applications in industrial automation, with high demands on shock and vibration resistance and torsional strength.In devices, machines and systems of the food industry and medical technology, the highest demands are placed on components and materials with regard to degree of protection, cleanliness, corrosion resistance and hygiene. During machine cleaning, cleaning agents and disinfectants are often used, which can cause corrosion. The same applies to offshore environments with aggressive salt water. PROVERTHA meets these special requirements with the new stainless steel M8 connectors. The connectors can be washed off with standard cleaning agents and are resistant to corrosion.The all-metal housing offers protection against interference and high mechanical stress in harsh environments. Due to the compact dimensions, reliable connections can be realised even in confined installation conditions. The M8 connectors are easy to assemble in the field thanks to their ease of installation and few components. The plastics used are certified for railway applications in accordance with EN 45545-2. Further specifications include a rated current of 4 A, at least 200 mating cycles and a temperature range from -20 to +85 °C.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Lattice: MachX03D FPGA enhances security with hardware root-of-trust capabilitiesNext How smarter storage enhances reliability of autonomous vehicleslast_img read more

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5 Garnishes You Need To Pimp Out Your Home Bar

first_img 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini 6 Classic Gin Cocktail Recipes You Can’t Live Without Did you know that February 20th is National Toothpick Day? No? Well,  thanks to the wonders of Google, we did, so here at The Manual, we put together a list of some of the most essential things to ever grace a toothpick—cocktail garnishes.We’re not talking about skewering a burger or a fried chicken, putting it on top of a Bloody Mary, and calling it a day. No. When we think garnishes, we’re thinking the best of the best of the drink world—the accoutrements that make a cocktail go from oh to oh damn. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the essential garnishes you need to keep on hand for your home bar so that the next time an unexpected guest arrives, they’ll be able to take away tales of your wondrous and masterful mixology. Or, more likely, you’ll just be able to make a damn good cocktail from glass to garnish.Related: How To Smoke Your Own ManhattanOlives—Perhaps one of the most iconic garnishes ever, the olive’s saltiness blends perfectly with the spirit flavors in drinks such as Martinis. But the green olive with pimento inside isn’t the only olive that can bring to the table. Cured olives, with their intensity and meatiness, can offer a delightful complement to full-flavored, garden-style cocktails.Fruit Peels—You can express them, you can light them on fire them, you can rim the glass with their essential oils—the list of things you can do with fruit peels seems nearly endless at times.  Keeping lemons, limes, and oranges (don’t forget grapefruits and other fruits with peels, too!) will allow you to add subtle citrus flavors to some of your favorite classic cocktails at any time.Herbs—Cocktails with herbal components are becoming more and more popular as distillers and bartenders deepen their knowledge about the role of herbs and herbal flavors in spirits and cocktails. Most often, herbs like rosemary, basil, or mint will pop up in cocktails with spirits such as gin or vodka, but why not mix it up a little? Think about how herbal notes might work in a darker cocktail. What would go best with that rum you’ve been saving? What about your favorite bourbon? Crack out your Chia herb garden and find out. (Note: This is also a great way to impress significant others; you can easily grow your own herb garden in a window box.)Spices— No, we’re not talking about dumping pumpkin spice in a Manhattan and calling it a fall holiday treat. Spices, when done right, highlight the complex nature of spirits, allowing certain heretofore untasted flavors come to the forefront. Chances are, if you’re reading this piece then you probably care enough about yourself that you already have a decent spice rack in your house. If you don’t, go out and develop one, then, start experimenting. Spices like cinnamon and clove are great this time of year for drinks meant to warm you up, but what about ground ginger or coriander? Try it and see what happens.Fruit Soaked in Booze—This one may be a no-brainer. What better way to end a drink than with a piece of fruit soaked in more booze? Brandied or whiskied cherries are a nice addition to any home bar and you can get them in most good liquor stores. You can also easily make them yourself, ensuring that whenever you need, you’re ready to skewer a soft, plump whiskey cherry over the top of a perfectly-made Manhattan.Bonus:Bacon(!)—Any red-blooded American knows that meat can be made to go with most things. With bacon happy hours popping up across the country, our nations love of salty, fatty pork knows no bounds. From the Bloody Mary to whatever cocktail you so desire, a slice of bacon—with its delicate crispness and the pieces of fat that practically melt in your mouth—can make just about any cocktail better. How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smash The Best American Liqueur Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

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PM Express Sadness at Loss of Lives from Superstorm Sandy

first_img On behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica, I express my deepest sympathies to the people of North America and Canada in this hour of shared grief and keep in our prayers too the members of the diaspora who have been affected, Mrs. Simpson Miller said The Prime Minister said: “The prayers of the Jamaican people and our hearts go out to our Caribbean neighbours Haiti, Cuba  and the Bahamas and the government and people of the United States of America in the wake of the significant loss of life and damage to property resulting from the passage of Hurricane Sandy.   While natural disasters are always very challenging occurrences they are even more so in instances of extreme dislocation, severe hardships and death, and all Jamaica joins in expressing sadness at the loss of lives and damage caused by this unprecedented weather system, which only a few days ago also severely impacted Jamaica as Hurricane Sandy. Prime Minister the Most Hon Portia Simpson Miller has expressed sadness at the loss of lives arising from the passage of Hurricane and Superstorm Sandy across the Caribbean and North America. Contact:    Communications Unit-OPM Tel:               876-926-0244 Fax:              876-920-4684                                         Email:           opm.news@opm.gov.jmlast_img read more

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Government Supports Sustainable Transportation in Northern Nova Scotia

first_imgResidents in Northern Nova Scotia will have more ways to walk or cycle to key areas in their communities with support from the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2. Finance Minister Karen Casey, on behalf of Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette, announced today, Aug. 31, $83,900 for three projects that support physical mobility options. “We know that people are more likely to walk, run or cycle within their communities when the right infrastructure is in place,” said Ms. Casey. “These projects will help residents choose healthier transportation options, while reducing carbon emissions for all Nova Scotians.” The Springhill Communities in Bloom Committee will receive $50,000 to create a two-kilometre trail. “The project will see the development of a safe and accessible walking path around the pit pond property, with connectivity links to key assets around the community,” said Warden Allison Gillis of the Municipality of Cumberland. “The path will provide significant opportunity for safe physical activity in our county while connecting people with the history of Springhill’s mining heritage.” The Town of Pictou will receive $28,900 to implement active transportation projects, and the Town of New Glasgow will also receive $5,000 to study the Samson, Pioneer and Johnny Miles Trails. Connect2 aims to create and promote active transportation options for trips of two kilometres or less between community hubs in rural and urban parts of the province. This year, Connect2 will invest more than $600,000 to support 21 projects across the province. All projects will be completed by the end of March 2019. For more information about Connect2, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/sustainabletransportation .last_img read more

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Podcast Lonely LeBron Dominant Serena And Nate vs A 12YearOld

Embed Code Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (June 9, 2015), we discuss whether LeBron James can continue to win NBA Finals games by himself, whether Serena Williams can set the record for most Grand Slams ever and what we’ve learned after the first batch of women’s World Cup games. Plus, a special Significant Digit — Nate Silver talks with 12-year-old Simon Bazelon (son of New York Times writer and Slate podcast host Emily Bazelon), who has some criticisms about FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Elo ratings.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss in this week’s show:Nate Silver takes on the adage, “Live by the three, die by the three.” It’s mostly not true.Neil Paine on the Cavs’ Game 2 win, in context.Williams is really, really clutch.Grantland assesses Williams’ remarkable career arc.We’re offering continually updated women’s World Cup predictions, and our latest model shows that Germany is slightly more likely to win than the U.S.Significant Digit: 11 championships. That’s the number Bill Russell’s Celtics won, in 13 years, but our Elo ratings still say they weren’t the most dominant dynasty of all time. Special guest Simon Bazelon (12 years old) debates Nate and presents his own data. Simon is the son of Emily Bazelon, who recently mentioned his analysis on Slate’s “Political Gabfest” podcast. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Hot Takedown read more

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Mens basketball Battle of two 35 Big Ten teams Ohio State –

Members of the Ohio State men’s basketball team huddle before the start of the second half versus Northwestern on Jan. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorIn late February 2016, Ohio State took down No. 9 Iowa to stay afloat in the NCAA tournament picture. The Hawkeyes choked down the stretch, losing four of its final five games to finish 12-6 in the Big Ten. Iowa then lost in the first round of the Big Ten tournament to Illinois.The Hawkeyes enter Saturday’s contest versus the Buckeyes having lost three in a row after beginning Big Ten play 3-2. OSU started the conference slate 0-4 but finds itself in the same place as Iowa — one of six teams tied at 3-5 in the Big Ten.Since the two teams last met, both rosters have seen great turnover, but in different ways, after they each had disappointing finishes to the season. Nonetheless, Iowa and OSU are both fighting for a crucial win in conference play in Iowa City.IowaCoach Fran McCaffery had to replace four starters from last year’s roster. The lone returning starter is senior guard Peter Jok, who leads the Big Ten with 21 points per game.“He’s a big-time scorer,” said junior forward Jae’Sean Tate. “He’s been a big-time scorer since I’ve been in college. We’re not going to change anything we do. We’re still going to guard the ball, play Ohio State defense. But we’re going to try to dock him, make him uncomfortable.”For the four starters alongside Jok, McCaffery has yet to settle on a lineup. Eight different Hawkeyes, excluding Jok, have started at least six of the 21 games in 2016-17. Down 16 at the beginning of the second half on Wednesday at Illinois, McCaffery switched 80 percent of his starters. Freshmen Jordan Bohannon, Isaiah Moss, Tyler Cook and Cordell Pemsl were replaced by sophomores Nicholas Baer, Ahmad Wagner and Christian Williams, as well as freshman Ryan Kriener.The Hawkeyes lost 76-64.Iowa sits at No. 96 in the KenPom advanced-statistical ratings. OSU and Iowa are identical in adjusted offensive efficiency, averaging 110.2 per 100 possessions. However, the Hawkeyes rank third in conference averaging more than 80 points per game and third in total rebounds with 39.4 per contest.Losing four starters is certainly a challenge to a coach, and often times the defense is what drops off the most. For Iowa, its defense is without a doubt its greatest weakness.The Hawkeyes are last in the Big Ten in scoring defense and opponent rebounding, allowing 78.2 points and 38.7 rebounds per game. However, at home, Iowa allows 75 points compared to 82 points away from Iowa City.Cook is the only other player for Iowa that averages double figures with 11.9 points. Jok leads the Hawkeyes in points, assists, steals and 3-point field goal percentage.The GameThe Buckeyes arguably put together its most complete game of the season on Wednesday against Minnesota, something the team is trying to build on.“I would say (the Minnesota game is) just a stepping stone,” Tate said. “Like I said, this year, there’s been multiple times that you’ve seen us play at the level we’re supposed to play at all the time. I think we did that against Minnesota, but we still didn’t do it for the whole 40 minutes.”Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson and senior forward Marc Loving led the team with 19 points a piece — a career high for Thompson. It was the former Virginia Tech transfer’s seventh double-double this season, which is the most for an OSU big man since Jared Sullinger had 17 in the 2011-2012 season. Expect Thompson to register his eighth against Iowa. One thing OSU has had difficulty with is keeping possession. Turnovers have cost the Buckeyes a few games this year and will need to tighten up against McCaffery who likes to implement a half-court trap and 3-2 zone at points in the game.“It’s just, it’s a matter of whatever they throw at us we’ve got to know exactly what we’re doing and get the best shot we possibly can,” OSU coach Thad Matta said.OSU has played completely different away from home this season, and Matta said he has about given up trying to figure out why his guys don’t engage into the action from the get-go. He said his team has to become more consistent in every aspect of the game.Iowa will likely go on a few runs in the first half, but OSU’s rebounding should be the difference in the game and allow OSU to have more scoring chances than the Hawkeyes.Prediction: Ohio State – 76, Iowa – 72Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. read more

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Mission Impossiblestyle raiders cut through skylights and abseiled into warehouse to steal

first_imgExperts said the “jewel” in the haul was a 1566 copy of Nicolaus Copernicus’s book. Above, the astronomer Credit:History Archive/REX/Shutterstock One book dealer thought to have lost £1 million in antique works in he heist said he has been left devastated by the raid.Alessandro Meda Riquier said 51 books, including by Galileo and rare editions of Dante’s Divine Comedy, had been taken.He told Sky News: “I’m very upset because this is not something you can buy everywhere.”Behind these books there is a lot of work because we have to search to try to find out where the books are – auction houses, collectors, colleagues – and there’s big research behind these books.”He added: “They are not only taking money away from me but also a big part of my job.”The books were being stored at the warehouse as they were due to be flown to the United States, reportedly for this weekend’s 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair.The Metropolitan Police confirmed that a “number of valuable books” had been taken in the theft and appealed for information.A spokesman said: “Detectives are investigating a commercial burglary which occurred between January 29 to 30, 2017. A warehouse in Feltham was broken into and a number of valuable books were stolen.”Anyone with information should contact police via 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously. 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. Experts said the "jewel" in the haul was a 1566 copy of Nicolaus Copernicus's book. Above, the astronomer  They would be impossible to sell to any reputable dealer or auction house… There must be a collector behind itSource close to the case One dealer lost £680,000 of books in the heist, which happened in the early hours of Jan 30, while experts said the “jewel” in the haul was a 1566 copy of Nicolaus Copernicus’s De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium worth around £215,000.Last night, experts speculated that the gang may have been working on behalf of a collector.One source told the newspaper: “They would be impossible to sell to any reputable dealer or auction house.“We’re not talking Picassos, or Rembrandts or even gold bars – these books would be impossible to fence. It must be for someone specialist. There must be a collector behind it.”Brian Lake, of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, added: “Nothing like this has hit the rare books trade before.” Mission: Impossible-style raiders allegedly cut through skylights and abseiled into a warehouse in an audacious heist which saw them walk away with antique books worth more than £2 million.The gang targeted the warehouse in Heathrow, London, and used “commando-style” techniques to evade motion sensors, it has been claimed.They ignored other stock, including electrical items and cheaper books, and instead made off in an escape van with more than 160 of the world’s most valuable publications, the Mail on Sunday reported.last_img read more

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Geek Answers Why doesnt the whole Earth solidify

first_imgNo matter how much you slacked through elementary science class, you probably remember at least a bit about the Earth’s great cross-section. There’s the crust (that’s our turf), and directly below that the mantle, just 5 to 70 kilometers below our feet, depending. This is the thickest portion of the Earth, and though it’s technically not molten, it’s hot enough to make its silicate rocks malleable, causing it to flow over the course of millions of years. Beneath this is the planet’s molten outer core, a sea of mostly iron and nickel that has remained liquid for billions of years. And finally, there is the inner core, a solid mass of the heaviest elements on Earth. The inner core is speculated to contain large amounts of gold and platinum, among other things — if only we could get to it.So, why isn’t the whole thing solid? After so many billions of years of waiting, you’d think the world would have cooled off by now — and yet the mantle remains partially plastic, the outer core totally molten, and even the inner core is incredibly hot, if too stubborn to liquify.The Earth has managed to keep even heavy metals molten for billions of years.The most obvious part of the explanation is simply the ground beneath your feet. As the Earth began to cool in its earliest stages of development, the crust formed on the exterior and acted as a mild insulator for the interior. With a solid layer on top, the circulation of material below stopped exposing portions of that material to the atmosphere, letting it hold on to its heat much more effectively.Beyond that, it’s necessary to point out the fact that, in reality, a few billion years really isn’t all that long. The majority of heat in the Earth is, quite simply, left over from its early stages, and has yet to escape. The Earth is constantly cooling, as evidenced by the fact that the planet’s current two-phase core, solid interior surrounded by liquid exterior, was originally entirely liquid. As iron solidifies it actually becomes more dense (unlike water), meaning two things: the cooler portions of molten iron tend to sink and eventually aggregate into the solid inner core, and that as the whole core cools it actually shrinks.Radioactive decay of elements like this Potassium 40 atom is a major source of heat in the Earth.This core shrinking is partially responsible for some types of earthquakes, at least indirectly. One reason it takes so long to form a solid interior (the solid core is still much smaller than the liquid) is that the deeper you go, the greater the pressure. At the Earth’s center, pressures reach 360,000,000,000 Pascals, or 3,552,923 times the pressure at sea level. As you might imagine, this makes it difficult to solidify; cooler iron sinks deeper, where higher pressure heats them up again. Eventually the process will complete, but not for a long, long time. The estimated rate of cooling is 100 degrees Celsius per billion years.The biggest source of heat below the Earth’s crust, however, is less intuitive: radioactive decay. The elements Potassium, Uranium, and Thorium all exist in high amounts as unstable isotopes with long half-lives. The energy released by the slow decay of these huge metal deposits is enough to keep heavy metal molten. Even the comparatively stable surface minerals do this — a block of granite will emit a small but measurable amount of heat thanks to these very same forces.Ultimately, the Earth’s molten interior is the product of many factors. Just be happy it is the way it is, since a cold planet is also a death planet. Don’t worry though; long before the Earth cools and dies, our Sun will have swallowed it whole.last_img read more

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Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases

first_img By Hayley Halpin 9,393 Views Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the highest-ranking Catholic official in Chile. Ricardo Ezzati Image: Alessandra Tarantino via PA Images Saturday 23 Mar 2019, 5:52 PM https://jrnl.ie/4557661 Short URL Ricardo Ezzaticenter_img Image: Alessandra Tarantino via PA Images No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article POPE FRANCIS HAS accepted the resignation of a Chilean cardinal who has agreed to step down along with his country’s bishops over sex abuse cases and their cover-up. Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the highest-ranking Catholic official in Chile. He is the seventh senior Chilean church official to resign over a scandal which the Pope insists must be remedied.To date, Ezzati has maintained his right to silence. However, he has promised to cooperate with the investigation into his activities – if the authorities first clear him, insisting he is innocent. The decision comes with Chilean media reporting that the nation’s Court of Appeal had yesterday confirmed he would face trial for not denouncing sexual abuse by three priests.On Tuesday, Pope Francis rejected the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who is convicted of a sex abuse cover-up. Barbarin has appealed this decision. A Lyon court ruled earlier this month that Barbarin was guilty of failing to report allegations of abuse of boy scouts committed by a priest, Bernard Preynat, in the 1980s and 1990s.Earlier this month, disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell also received a jail term for sexual abusing two choirboys. Pell (77) has maintained his innocence and says he plans to appeal his conviction on five offences including oral rape and molestation of the boys in 1996-1997.These cases comes as the Pope has been seeing to restore faith in the Catholic Church following a slew of abuse scandals across the world, including in Australia, Chile and the United States.Includes reporting by © AFP, 2019 Share10 Tweet Email Mar 23rd 2019, 5:52 PM last_img read more

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850 million property project in receivership

first_imgOne of the Gold Coast’s biggest property projects, the $850 million Oracle development, has been placed in the hands of receivers by its directors, according to Smart Company reports. The twin tower development, which included 505 luxury apartments, a resort, retail and commercial office space, was being developed by a subsidiary of the Niecon Group, run by well-known Queensland property developers, the Nikiforides family. Another Niceon development on the Gold Coast, the $90 million Nirvana by the Sea project, was also placed in the hands of receivers earlier this week. Mark Mentha and Mark Korda of KordaMentha have been placed in charge of The Oracle and plan to continue operating the complex. The resort is up and running and the retail precinct has just opened. KordaMentha’s head of property Berrick Wilson said the receivers would “continue to support and enhance the development” as they go about the process of settling apartment sales. “The vast majority have been pre-sold and we will be working through the settlement process to deliver purchasers their apartments,” Wilson said in a statement. “The financiers have funded the development to give certainty to the completion of the project and we expect pre-sale purchasers to honour their contractual obligations.” The Gold Coast has been shaken by the collapse of a number of high-profiled projects after the last two years, as heavily leveraged developers were caught out by the Global Financial Crisis. Niecon chief executive Con Nikiforides told the Gold Coast Bulletin earlier this week that his company was disappointed by the decision to appoint receivers to the Nirvana by the Sea development, and blamed the decision of lender BOS International to appoint receivers on the Irish banking crisis. BOS International’s parent, Lloyds Banking Group, has large exposures to the debt-stricken nation. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Dici 2030 plusieurs régions françaises pourraient être privées deau

first_imgD’ici 2030, plusieurs régions françaises pourraient être privées d’eau Selon un rapport du centre d’analyse stratégique, d’ici 2030, plusieurs régions françaises pourraient manquer d’eau. Les trois bassins les plus sérieusement concernés se situent dans les régions de la Seine-Normandie, de l’Adour-Garonne et du Rhône-Méditerranée. D’après une récente étude du centre d’analyse stratégique (CAS), l’équilibre existant entre nos besoins en eau et les ressources hydriques disponibles pourrait bien être bouleversé dans plusieurs régions de France d’ici 2030. Même si l’eau reste une ressource relativement abondante sur notre territoire, la France, comme le reste de la planète, subit les effets du réchauffement climatique. “Depuis 1980, la hausse des températures estivales est de 2,3 °C en moyenne, avec une forte croissance de la variabilité, et l’évapotranspiration en plaine a augmenté de 20 % à 30 %. En revanche, on ne note pas d’évolution des précipitations moyennes annuelles, même si des tendances significatives (hausse ou baisse) apparaissent à l’échelle saisonnière”, révèle le CAS. Toujours selon le rapport rendu par le CAS, le réchauffement climatique pourrait affecter le débit de certains cours d’eau dans différentes régions françaises. D’ici 2030, certains territoires pourraient manquer d’eau. Il s’agit notamment des régions qui connaissent déjà des “déficits chroniques” en été et à l’automne. A noter qu’il existe un important déséquilibre dans le rapport entre les besoins et les ressources. En Île-de-France, les prélèvements d’eau destinés à la consommation sont particulièrement conséquents. Dans le sud-ouest, et notamment le bassin de l’Adour-Garonne, les ressources en eau sont réparties de manière illégale. La population vit majoritairement sur des plaines fluviales et une forte croissance démographique devrait avoir lieu d’ici 2050, alors que le débit de la Garonne en période d’étiage devrait baisser de 20 à 40 %. Enfin, le Rhône, même s’il est considéré comme le fleuve français le plus puissant, pourrait bien montrer des signes de faiblesse dans les années à venir. “Sa capacité future à satisfaire tous les usages”, serait mise en doute selon le rapport du CAS. “Une multiplication des usages préleveurs sur le Rhône et ses affluents” pourrait avoir un impact sur le débit annuel moyen du Rhône qui pourrait baisser de 14 à 36 % d’ici 2050.Suite à ce constat, le rapport du CAS préconise d’”améliorer le conseil et l’accompagnement des agriculteurs afin de favoriser le développement de systèmes de cultures plus résistants à la sécheresse et qui s’appuient sur des techniques agricoles économes en eau”, et invite aussi à “encourager plus avant les collectivités locales à réduire les fuites dans les réseaux et le gaspillage d’eau potable” ainsi qu’ à “étudier dès à présent des solutions de sécurisation de l’approvisionnement en eau (barrages, réutilisation des eaux usées, etc.) pour certaines zones présentant des risques de pénurie d’eau”.Le 6 avril 2013 à 15:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Beaches Senior Citizens Christmas

first_img#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 14, 2016 – Senior Citizens of the Bight Constituency were treated to a delightful Christmas surprise during the holidays when Beaches Resort in collaboration with The Bight Community Awareness Associations treated the elderly residents for a lavish Christmas weekend luncheon.Over 80 senior citizens gathered at the resort’s grand ballroom for an afternoon treat saw a group energetic Senior citizens came to eat, dance and party and with Ole’ St. Nick and the Beaches Entertainers. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:#beachesbringscheertoseniorcitizenslast_img read more

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Amarnath Yatra First batch of devotees leave Jammu to begin pilgrimage

first_imgThe pilgrimage, which spans for 45 days, will officially commence from Monday and conclude on August 15.TwitterThe first batch of devotees left for the Kashmir Valley from Jammu on Sunday, June 30, to begin the Amarnath Yatra this year. The pilgrimage, which spans for 45 days, will officially commence from Monday and conclude on August 15.”The first batch of pilgrims include 1,051 bound for the north Kashmir Baltal base camp and 1,183 to the Pahalgam base camp. The pilgrims comprised 1,839 males, 333 females, 45 sadhus and 17 children,” IANS quoted police sources as saying.”The pilgrims left in security escorted convoys. No opposite movement of traffic will be allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway till 3 pm today (Sunday) in order to ensure that the pilgrims cross the Jawahar Tunnel without any delay,” the police added.Notable security arrangements have been made to ensure a smooth and violence-free Amarnath Yatra this year. The arrangements were reviewed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to Kashmir last week.Situated at 3,888 metres above sea-level, the Amarnath shrine houses an ice stalagmite structure that symbolises the mythical powers of Lord Shiva, according to the devotees.last_img read more

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Court Women Of Color At Houston Forum

first_img Share Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTAttendees cheer at the start of the She the People forum in Houston on Wednesday.Eight Democratic presidential candidates participated in the She the People presidential forum at Texas Southern University in Houston on Wednesday. The event was billed as the “first-ever presidential forum focused on women of color” – a key demographic within the Democratic Party.Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren individually took questions from moderators and an audience of 1,700 people on a range of topics, including “social, racial, economic and gender justice.”Aimee Allison, the founder of She the People and a moderator at the event, said the forum was a test of which candidates stand “for and with” women of color.“The candidate that does that best and most consistently will win the nomination and the White House in 2020,” she said.When asked why women of color should vote for them, here’s what the candidates had to say:New Jersey Sen. Cory BookerGabriel C. Pérez/KUT“As a man who was raised by a strong black woman, who understood and taught me from my very earliest of ages the debt that I owe – we in America – owe a debt to the championship and the leadership and the activism of women of color.”Former San Antonio Mayor Julian CastroGabriel C. Pérez/KUT“I am only here because of two very strong women of color – my grandmother, Victoria, who came from Mexico when she was 7 … My mom was able to become the first one to graduate from high school and then go on to college and she raised my brother and I as a single parent. And so I grew up seeing both the struggles and the promise of two strong women of color.”U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of HawaiiGabriel C. Pérez/KUT“Coming from Hawaii, [I] have a unique experience that I bring to the forefront and that I feel is so strongly needed in this country now.”California Sen. Kamala HarrisGabriel C. Pérez/KUT“Because of my track record my entire life of focusing on women of color.”  Minnesota Sen. Amy KlobucharGabriel C. Pérez/KUT“What I can tell you is that my entire life I have fought for justice.”Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of TexasGabriel C. Pérez/KUT“Showing up, listening, incorporating what I hear – everyone’s experiences – into this campaign, into our service, is how I hope to earn the support and the vote of the people of this country.”Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersGabriel C. Pérez/KUT“Look at my record and look at what I have campaigned on.”Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth WarrenGabriel C. Pérez/KUTWarren was not directly asked why women of color should vote for her. But when asked what she would say to people who are interested in her, but afraid to vote for a woman, she replied:“Are we going to show up for people that we didn’t actually believe in but because we were too afraid to do anything else? That’s not who we are. That is not how we are going to do this.”‘The Shopping Phase’Before the event, Eesha Pandit of Houston said she really valued the “political power of women of color.”Pandit said she was excited the forum wsa aimed at this demographic, which she described as the most “progressive” voting bloc. She said she thinks candidates often don’t pay close attention to their needs.She said she hoped the event would help her decide whom to support.“I’m definitely in the shopping phase,” she said. “I really want to hear what they have to say.”“I don’t think a candidate can win the election in 2020 without the vote of immigrant women, Latina women and women of color in general,” another attendee, Sulma Arias of Virginia, said. “I think our voting bloc and our voices can no longer be ignored.”Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTAimee Allison, the founder of She the People, kicks off the forum to discuss issues aimed at women of color.Allison told NPR’s Morning Edition earlier in the day that there’s no path to victory for any of the candidates without the support of women of color.“This is the first time women of color have been organized as a political force,” she said, adding that the demographic makes up 1 in 5 primary voters, and 1 in 4 voters in swing states.This post has been updated. It was originally published on https://www.kut.org/last_img read more

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Field Hockey Takes Part in Fall Sports Media Day

first_img• Justine Sowry enters her ninth season During that time, she has guided the Cardinals to 107 wins, four NCAA tournament appearances along with a conference title and a runner-up finish in the ACC Championship. In the eight seasons that Sowry has been at the helm, UofL has produced 12 NFHCA All-America selections and 32 All-Region team members. University of Louisville field hockey coach Justine Sowry, along with seniors Carter Ayars and Bethany Russ, previewed the upcoming season at the annual fall sports media day Monday at the Planet Fitness Kueber Center. • The Cards welcome six newcomers to the 2019 roster.  Print Friendly Version • The Cardinals finished the 2018 season with a 13-6 overall record and ranked No. 14 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) poll after earning the No. 3 seed in the 2018 ACC Championship. “We just came off of our shortest preseason that we’ve ever had,” said Sowry. “School starts today… we have a lot of newness this year in all sorts of facets. Preseason has gone very well. We’re probably more advanced than ever before. I believe that our team is more talented than it’s ever been with just the incredible amount of depth and competition amongst all lines… We’re very excited for the upcoming season.”Click here for the entire press conference.center_img • Bethany Russ led the 2018 team with 11 goals and 24 points. Sophomore Erica Cooper (Louisville, Ky.) stood second on the team with nine goals and 18 points. Story Links • UofL will return 18 letterwinners from that team including 2018 NFHCA All-American Mercedes Pastor, fellow All-West Region selections Carter Ayars, Alli Bitting and Bethany Russ. UofL will take the field for a pair or preseason scrimmages this weekend starting on Saturday at 1 p.m. when the Cardinals welcome back former letterwinners for the annual alumnae game. On Sunday Miami (Ohio) will visit Trager Stadium for a preseason scrimmage starting at 2 p.m.last_img read more

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Each villa offers stateoftheart kitchens priva

first_imgEach villa offers state-of-the-art kitchens, private swimming pools and private open terraces, and fronts pristine, three kilometre-long white-sand beach and reef. “We always have a story to tell at Nanuku Auberge Resort – a stay with us is enriching, emotionally investing, soulful and uniquely memorable in so many ways,” said Nanuku Auberge Resort GM, Sascha Hemmann. On track to officially open in October 2018, Naunuku Auberge Resort, Fiji has released sneak peek pics of its 13 new luxury one and two bedroom Auberge Beach Villas.The villas have been designed by Fremantle-based architects, Grounds Kent, whose international design portfolio includes resort properties in Australia, Bali, Brazil, China, India the Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar and Thailand. fijiluxuryNanuku AubergeResort “When our new Auberge Beach Villas are ready for our guests we know what we will be presenting them with is an unforgettable experience – and we know that what we are presenting here takes things to levels previously unseen in this part of the world.”last_img read more

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In Seduction Howard Hughes Hollywood no haven

first_imgIn ‘Seduction,’ Howard Hughes’ Hollywood no haven for women “Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood” (Custom House), by Karina LongworthHollywood history for the #MeToo movement, Karina Longworth’s “Seduction” is an astute and entertaining takedown of the movie industry, the press and the multimillionaire turned wannabe filmmaker Howard Hughes. Hardly anyone emerges from the pages of “Seduction” unblemished by selfishness and greed once they are touched by the movie business and its promise of wealth, power and fame.If that promise was kept, it was mainly for the benefit of men even though, as Longworth writes, women were integral to the rise of the movies. Her book recounts what happened to some of the many, many women who fell into the orbit of Hughes, for better and often for worse.Howard Hughes is remembered today, more than four decades after his death, as a weirdly eccentric, incredibly wealthy man living in seclusion in the penthouse of a Las Vegas hotel. Or as the oddball character Leonardo DiCaprio played in 2004’s “The Aviator.” But for many years, mainly in the 1930s and 1940s, the press presented Hughes as a handsome if shy heir to an oil industry fortune, a creative maverick behind the camera, or an innovative and daring aviator — at times all three. The mental illness that appeared to gain on him as the years went by was hidden or downplayed as quirkiness.The better story for readers and listeners in those years of economic depression and war was how practically every beautiful young actress was on Hughes’ arm at one time or another. That was certainly the image he sought to convey — and the public ate it up with the help of his publicists and a lazy, compliant and sometimes paid-off news media. In his day Hughes didn’t have to point and shout “fake news!” because he was too busy manufacturing it.The women seduced by Hughes apparently bought the ballyhoo. After all, the only two movies he directed, “Hell’s Angels” and “The Outlaw,” were troubled productions, scorned by many critics and challenged to return their over-the-top costs even with good ticket sales. Most of the two dozen others that he had a hand in producing also showed poor judgment and oversight. Exceptions like 1932’s gangster classic “Scarface” are outweighed by numerous embarrassments on the order of “The Conqueror” (1956), which famously miscast John Wayne as a young Genghis Khan.As Longworth makes clear, Hughes and so many other men in filmmaking used their clout to seduce women who wanted to make movies, too. Untold numbers of actresses were sold the idea that they, too, could become stars, an unrealistic expectation fostered by the press as well as the movie industry.Hughes, who sought to control every aspect of his life, habitually put young actresses under personal contract with the promise of a shot at stardom. In some cases he promised marriage, even proposing to one woman while engaged to another and nightclubbing with a third. Whether they were already engaged or even married didn’t matter. His penchant for brunettes — Ava Gardner, Jane Russell, Yvonne De Carlo, Linda Darnell, Faith Domergue and Jean Peters, among others — could have stymied a witness at a police lineup. He did manage to find time for Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe and other blondes.Soon enough, the women discovered there might not be more to a Hughes contract than a paycheque. Some never even met him. Often, he didn’t allow a “discovery” to work for years. Domergue, for example, was under contract to Hughes for seven years and appeared in just two films. Escaping him could require emotional stamina and no small amount of court action.The mind games and sex games that permeated Hughes’ movie career help make “Seduction” an engaging read. But don’t let that overshadow Longworth’s real focus — not so much Hughes but what it was like to be a woman in Hollywood back then. The women were pretty, the times were not. And whether that much has changed for them remains debatable.___Douglass K. Daniel is the author of “Anne Bancroft: A Life (University Press of Kentucky)Douglass K. Daniel, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img by Douglass K. Daniel, The Associated Press Posted Dec 4, 2018 9:15 am PDTlast_img read more

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