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PSG claim Coupe de la Ligue crown

first_imgParis Saint-Germain 3 Monaco 0: Cavani double seals Coupe de la Ligue glory Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 04:58 4/1/18 Edinson Cavani AFP Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria secured Coupe de la Ligue glory for Paris Saint-Germain against Monaco. Paris Saint-Germain won the Coupe de la Ligue for the fifth season in a row with a 3-0 victory over Monaco in Saturday’s final in Bordeaux.Two goals from Edinson Cavani and an Angel Di Maria strike secured the win in a match in which VAR once again caused controversy.Cavani scored twice in last season’s 4-1 final win over the same opponents and he needed just eight minutes to break the deadlock, sweeping home from the penalty spot after Kamil Glik was eventually penalised for a trip on Kylian Mbappe following a lengthy VAR delay. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player With the injured Neymar not involved, Mbappe looked eager to take up the mantle of PSG’s creator-in-chief, and his run and superb pass saw Di Maria double the lead before the break.Radamel Falcao saw a header disallowed for offside after another VAR referral and Rony Lopes clipped the woodwork in the second half, but Leonardo Jardim’s side rarely looked like staging a comeback before Cavani netted a stylish third of the match with five minutes left, as Mbappe picked up his second assist.PSG have now won the trophy eight times, with six triumphs coming since 2008, and have taken the first step towards yet another clean sweep of domestic silverware.After a dazzling pre-match light show, it was Mbappe who shone brightest early on against his old club, and it was his driving run into the box that drew a foul from centre-back Glik.Referee Clement Turpin awarded the penalty but then changed his mind, only to go back to his original decision after a delayed consultation with VAR. In the end, Cavani made no mistake from the spot.13 – Edinson Cavani has become the Coupe de la Ligue’s 3rd best goal scorer (13 goals, alongside Lilian Compan). Matador. pic.twitter.com/IBrUSEnRN1— OptaJean (@OptaJean) March 31, 2018PSG survived some Monaco pressure before making it 2-0 with a slick counter-attack. Mbappe raced into space and played a glorious cross-field pass into the path of Di Maria, whose shot went beneath Danijel Subasic far too easily.It was a goal that compounded Monaco’s poor start, something that was underlined further when Lopes sprung the offside trap only to chip his effort wide with the goal at his mercy.Falcao then thought he had grabbed a lifeline eight minutes before the break, when he beat Kevin Trapp to the ball to head in Lopes’ cross, but the goal was ruled out seemingly for offside after another VAR check, much to the striker’s frustration.That moment did at least inspire some life from Monaco, with Lopes clipping the crossbar with a dipping effort early in the second half, before Mbappe wasted two one-on-one chances to make it a three-goal lead for PSG.Cavani had a second goal disallowed correctly for offside but he was not to be denied, the Uruguay star collecting Mbappe’s pass and firing beyond Subasic into the bottom-left corner, as PSG won their fifth trophy under head coach Unai Emery in what could prove his last season at the club. read morelast_img read more

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Southampton vs West Ham: TV, stream & preview

first_imgWith Christmas all but done and dusted and Boxing Day in the rearview mirror of the Premier League, there’s only one more game to unwrap before the weekend and the last matches of 2018 are upon us.Southampton, enjoying their sudden resurgence under new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, host a West Ham side looking to bounce back to winning ways at St Mary’s Stadium.Manuel Pellegrini’s visitors lost their last game against Watford, while Saints made it two wins on the trot to lift themselves three points clear of the relegation zone. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Both have plenty to play for; a win for the home side would take them two victories clear of the bottom three, while success for the Hammers would throw them into the midst of a potential battle for European places next season.Who has one last present under the tree though – and who can prepare to sign off for the year with a smile on their face? Game Southampton vs West Ham Date Thursday, December 27 Time 7:45pm GMT / 2:45pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with Sky customers also able to stream it on Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Southampton players Goalkeepers McCarthy, Gunn, Forster, Lewis Defenders Valery, Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Targett, Soares. Hoedt, Stephens Midfielders Redmond, Romeu, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Elyounoussi, Gabbiadini, Lemina Forwards Ings, Gallagher, Long, Obafemi Southampton will be without midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg following his yellow card in the closing stages against Huddersfield last time out, as he subsequently serves a one-match ban.Ryan Bertrand is also unlikely to feature despite Saints having set this game as his probable return from a back problem, while Cedric Soares could miss out if a calf issue proves to be worse than initially feared.Possible Southampton XI:  McCarthy; Valery, Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Targett; Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong; Ings. Position West Ham players Goalkeepers Fabianski, Adrian, Trott Defenders Zabaleta, Cresswell, Diop, Masuaku, Ogbonna Midfielders Snodgrass, Noble, Rice, Felipe Anderson, Obiang, Coventry, Powell, Holland Forwards Antonio, Arnautovic, Carroll, Diangana, Perez West Ham pair Marko Arnautovic and Lucas Perez could be in line to make their first appearances since early December after being sidelined for the past three games following injuries sustained against Cardiff.Their return would give a timely boost to the Hammers too, who will be unable to call upon Fabian Balbuena and Javier Hernandez following knocks they picked up in the run-up to Christmas.Possible West Ham XI:  Fabianski; Zabaleta, Cresswell, Diop, Masuaku; Snodgrass, Noble, Rice, Felipe Anderson; Antonio, Carroll.Betting & Match Odds West Ham are the slight favourites with odds of 5/2 according to bet 365, with a draw the same. A win for Southampton is priced at 6/2.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Arthur Masuaku, West Ham United vs. FulhamWith Mark Hughes’ disastrous start to the season slowly fading into memory, Southampton are still firmly entrenched in the honeymoon period with new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.The former Leipzig boss has taken the club to their first pair of consecutive league victories for almost two years in his opening month in charge and has hauled them clear of the bottom three to boot.There’s still a long way to go for Saints, of course, but a new sense of optimism seems to have dawned over St Mary’s Stadium.A win against higher-placed opposition to back up their shock victory over Arsenal two games ago would certainly add more belief to the notion that they will secure Premier League safety.West Ham, however, are not going to roll over easily – and having lost 2-0 to Watford in their most recent game, the Hammers will be determined to get back to winning ways.With the middle of the league table still heavily congested, a whole host of sides are still firmly in the mix for a potential spot in Europe next season, and Manuel Pellegrini’s team could give themselves a real shot in the arm with three points.They will have to do so without key forward Javier Hernandez – but they might be able to field the equally devastating Marko Arnautovic if he makes an unexpectedly early return from injury for the clash on the South Coast. 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GT20 Canada: Yuvraj Singh-led Toronto Nationals vs Montreal Tigers start delayed due to payment issue

first_imgGT20 Canada: Yuvraj Singh-led Toronto Nationals vs Montreal Tigers start delayed due to payment issuePlayers from both teams reportedly refused to board the bus as a protest for outstanding wages.advertisement India Today Web Desk OntarioAugust 7, 2019UPDATED: August 7, 2019 23:02 IST Yuvraj Singh had retired hurt from the previous game due to a backache (GT20 Canada Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSToronto Nationals and Montreal Tigers player refused to board the bus before their gameGT20 organisers blamed the delayed start on “techinical reasons”Montreal Tigers and Toronto Nationals are placed 4th and 5th on the points table, respectivelyThe inaugural Global T20 tournament in Canada got embroiled in controversy on Wednesday after players refused to board the team bus due to outstanding payments, journalist Peter Del Penna said on his Twitter handle and attributed to sources.Toronto Nationals, the team which is led by former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, was supposed to face George Bailey’s Montreal Tigers at 10PM IST but the start of the match has been delayed after the players reportedly protested over non payment.Players were not present on the field even 75 minutes before the match was scheduled to begin.Breaking news: Sources say Montreal Tigers & Toronto Nationals are refusing to board the team bus to the CAA Center for today’s @GT20Canada match over outstanding player payments. Buses was supposed to leave an hour ago. Match due to start in 75 minutes but players not at field.Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) August 7, 2019TV coverage on Hotstar in the USA of the @GT20Canada is currently showing a replay of a previous match between Brampton and Vancouver with a scroll along the bottom that reads “Global T20 2019 match between Montreal Tigers and Toronto Nationals will begin shortly. Stay tuned!”Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) August 7, 2019Global T20 Canada’s social media handles later issued a statement saying, “The match between @MontrealTigers and @TorontoNational has been delayed due to technical reasons. The game will now start at 2:30PM local time. It will be a 20-over-a-side match.”The match between @MontrealTigers and @TorontoNational has been delayed due to technical reasons.The game will now start at 2:30PM local time.It will be a 20-over-a-side match. #GT2019advertisementGT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) August 7, 2019Meanwhile, another controversy erupted earlier on Wednesday when news broke of Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal being approached by a former player for match fixing during the ongoing GT20.Another controversy erupted earlier on Wednesday when news broke of Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal being approached by a former player for match fixing.Umar, who is plying his trade for the Winnipeg Hawks, accused former Test player Mansoor Akhtar of corrupt approach during the ongoing GT20 and reported the matter to Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption unit.According to highly placed PCB sources, a few days back, Umar had reported the matter to the organizers as well as the PCB’s Anti-Corruption Unit.Mansoor Akhtar, who was part of the Winnipeg Hawks management, reportedly approached Umar and asked him to play a role in fixing some games of the league.The 61-year-old Mansoor, who is currently based out of the United States has played around 19 Tests and 41 ODIs between 1980 and 1990. He has reportedly gone incommunicado since complaint came to light.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Yuvraj SinghFollow Global T20 CanadaFollow GT20Follow Toronto Nationals vs Montreal Tigerslast_img read more

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Graduates Urged to Set Goals

first_img Using herself as an example, she spoke about how her challenges and disappointments in her pursuit of success taught her to change her attitude and strive even harder for success. Education Officer for Region Six, Dr. Euphemia Burke-Robinson, has implored graduates of Newell High School in St. Elizabeth to set goals for themselves and exhibit the right attitude going forward. Story Highlights The Education Officer reinforced the importance of being respectful to teachers, peers, the cleaners and most importantly themselves, and showing gratitude to their parents and community. Education Officer for Region Six, Dr. Euphemia Burke-Robinson, has implored graduates of Newell High School in St. Elizabeth to set goals for themselves and exhibit the right attitude going forward.“Have a goal in mind, write it down and work towards it. There is a difference between those who have a goal and those who just turn up,” she said.Mrs. Burke-Robinson was the guest speaker at the annual valedictory service at the school on June 28, celebrated under the theme: ‘Fostering Positive Attitude…Pursuing Academic Goals’.She said that students who do not have goals rob the others of the academic side of the class and divert the attention of teachers who have to spend valuable time dealing with disciplinary problems.Using herself as an example, she spoke about how her challenges and disappointments in her pursuit of success taught her to change her attitude and strive even harder for success.“If you did not come to school with a goal in mind, today might very well be your last big and important day. Today provides an opportunity for you to write down your goals. You will achieve it once you continue to work on it,” Mrs. Burke-Robinson told the 60 graduates.“You must be committed, you must be persistent, you must be tenacious in your quest to achieving your academic goals. Water does not cut through rocks because it is powerful, it cuts through rock because it is persistent, so be persistent in achieving your goals. Every minute counts; the minutes you waste now you will never regain, so value time as a very important and valuable resource,” she added.The Education Officer reinforced the importance of being respectful to teachers, peers, the cleaners and most importantly themselves, and showing gratitude to their parents and community.“But most importantly, you must be passionate about your service to humanity and giving selflessly in any capacity. You must respect, show honour, reverence and love to your Creator,” she urged.Meanwhile, the school’s Principal, Paul Grant, spoke about the school’s achievements over the 2015-16 academic year.He pointed out that there has been marked improvement in the students’ performance in Mathematics, English, Social Studies and Science.In his message, read by Office Manager, Jodian Jones, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, said two special projects would be implemented for the upcoming school year.Mr. Green, who is Member of Parliament for the area, said he would be ensuring that solar panels are installed at the school to take it off the national grid, and he would also implement a school bus system to transport students to and from school.last_img read more

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Putin hails another year of Russian economic growth

first_imgMOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed another year of Russian economic growth after a previous period of stagnation.Putin said at an annual news conference summing up the results of the year that Russia’s gross domestic product is set to grow by 1.8 per cent this year, while industrial output has grown faster at 3 per cent.The Russian president noted Thursday that the nation’s hard currency reserves have increased from $432 billion at the start of the year to $464 billion now.The positive statistics follow a difficult period in recent years when Russia’s economy has suffered a combined blow of low oil prices and Western sanctions.Russia’s economy registered 1.5-per cent growth last year following the two-year stagnation.Putin pledged that the government will create incentives to speed up growth.Vladimir Isachenkov, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Fire causes 400K damage

Crews have been fighting a house fire in Caledonia since 7:30 this morning. 25 firefighters are working to put out the blaze that has engulfed a two story house on Sutherland Street. Everyone made it out safely without injuries. Damage is estimated at $400,000. The blaze is not considered suspicious.

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Historic Opera House Hotel named source of Legionnaires disease outbreak that killed

by Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press Posted Aug 20, 2015 1:15 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 4:23 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Historic Opera House Hotel named source of Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that killed 12 NEW YORK, N.Y. – A historic hotel’s rooftop air-conditioning unit is the source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that has killed 12 people and sickened more than 100 in the Bronx, the city’s health commissioner said Thursday.After extensive sampling and testing of Legionnaires’-causing bacteria, laboratories have matched the strain found in the hotel’s rooftop unit, also called a cooling tower, with the strain found in 25 patients, some of whom died, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said.“The outbreak is over,” Bassett said, noting the maximum incubation period has passed since the last new report of someone coming down with symptoms.Health officials investigating the outbreak learned nine days into their probe, on July 29, that a guest who had stayed at the Opera House Hotel had become ill, said Dr. Jay K. Varma, a deputy health commissioner for disease control.In all, there have been 128 cases, and almost all patients hospitalized with the disease have been discharged, officials said.The outbreak has become the city’s most significant public health crisis since last fall’s Ebola scare. For more than a month, cases of Legionnaires’ disease, a form of pneumonia especially dangerous for the elderly and for people with underlying health issues, have been reported throughout a section of the South Bronx, the city’s poorest neighbourhood.Cooling towers in 18 buildings tested positive for the bacteria, and the outbreak prompted city and state officials to require the testing and inspection of building cooling towers across the state. The towers emanate warm mist that can spread bacteria.Mist can travel up to a mile, under some conditions, and it’s unclear how close some patients had come to the hotel, officials said. Two had stayed there; no employees were sickened.The Opera House Hotel’s building is more than a century old and once housed performances by Harry Houdini, the Marx Brothers and George Burns. It’s in the heart of the South Bronx.After speculation last week on the source of the outbreak, the hotel said that its 2-year-old cooling tower has been cleaned routinely and that managers acted quickly to get it cleaned again after learning of the Legionnaires’ problem.Hotel owners initially complained that city health officials hadn’t been forthcoming. But on Thursday, the hotel, which was open, said that city and state health officials “have kept us fully informed” and pointed out that a test Wednesday was negative for the Legionnaires’-causing bacteria.The hotel now plans to test its cooling system every 30 days when the system is in use, though new city and state requirements call for testing every 90 days.“Given the recent events, we have decided to be especially cautious going forward,” the hotel said.___Reach Jennifer Peltz on Twitter @jennpeltz. read more

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Nearly one in five pupils get extra time in exams watchdog finds

Ofqual carried out a probe into extra time arrangements last autumn  Mr Harland said that students are being given extra time as a “blanket response” even when it is not necessary. “While schools and colleges should make sure their disabled students have reasonable adjustments, we consider any abuse of the system to be malpractice.  “We expect the exam boards to identify and investigate schools and colleges that, without obvious good reason, have an unusually high number of students who are given extra time and to sanction for malpractice any found to be misusing extra time arrangements. 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. “We are trying to get them to review the whole process so we don’t have this kind of ridiculous arrangement where some children are getting [extra time] and others aren’t getting a look in at all,” he said. “It’s not being given to the students who really need it.”Professor Alan Smithers, director of the education and employment centre at the University of Buckingham, has previously said that requesting extra time is “an open goal for both pushy parents and pushy schools”.Ofqual carried out a probe into extra time arrangements last autumn amid concern about the steep rise in requests for extra time.It passed its findings on to the JCQ, which represents the country’s leading exam boards, which wrote to 300 schools earlier this year asking them to review their arrangements ahead of this summer’s exams. An Ofqual spokesman said it is “right and only fair” that the exam system allows disabled students to have “reasonable adjustments to the way they take their assessments so they can demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding alongside their peers.“Nonetheless, we note with concern the increase in the number of students being granted extra time. Ofqual carried out a probe into extra time arrangements last autumn  Nearly one in five pupils get extra time in exams, the watchdog has found, amid concern that the axing of modules is fuelling the rise. In the most recent series of GCSE and A-level exams, 18.4 per cent of all students were awarded 25 per cent extra time.Requests for extra time have soared in recent years and Ofqual, the exams watchdog, said that it is concerned by the rise. Andrew Harland, Director, International Exam Officers’ Association, said that the axing of module and retakes has increased the stakes of exams.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––“Students who are less capable can’t retake and retake,” he said. “Now you have a one hit chance. There are obvious issues about the fact people are trying to get the best results they can for their students. The access arrangement mechanism is one way to do this.”Schools can apply to the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) to request extra time for a student on a variety on grounds. These include learning difficulties, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or a mental health condition .Figures from Ofqual show that 25 per cent extra time is the most popular form of special dispensation for exams,  and has increased by 43 per cent over the past five years. Other forms of access arrangement can include having a reader, scribe, an exam printed on coloured paper, or computer assistance. read more

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Jubilee and Sylvania to offer total processing capability for low grade and

first_imgJubilee Platinum and Sylvania Resources have entered into a Framework Agreement to form a smelting company and a separate tailings processing company. The companies intend to process and treat low grade and high chrome concentrate PGM resources on South Africa’s Bushveld Complex, which have previously been deemed uneconomic. Smelting and refining activities will be carried out using Jubilee’s ConRoast technology, with ownership split 70/30 in favour of Jubilee. The tailings company’s ownership will be split equally between both companies.Sylvania’s current tailings and Northern limb operations in South Africa will not form part of the tailings company arrangement. Metallurgical testing of Sylvania’s tailings and in-situ PGM resources by Jubilee and Braemore Resources has already been completed and deemed that recovery through ConRoast is economic. Sylvania is currently undertaking an exploration program at its Northern Limb licences acquired in 2009. A Measured resource is expected within the first half of 2010 and the results will form the final component to the decision as to develop the smelting facility. Following a positive development agreement it is expected that the smelting operation will be commissioned within three years.It is anticipated that the collaboration process will be concluded within three months such that both companies will be operational at that point. It is intended that Jubilee will conclude a licensing agreement with the smelting company in terms of which it will provide an irrevocable licence of the ConRoast technology to the smelting company.It is intended that Sylvania will conclude a technology transfer agreement with the tailings company in which Sylvania will provide its know how and other technology in relation to tailings treatment. When the future operations of Sylvania require, the smelting company will fund and procure the construction of three ConRoast technology supporting furnaces, specifically designed for the roasting and smelting of Sylvania procured PGM concentrate. Each furnace is intended to have a capacity of nominal 10 MW rating and shall have associated roasting, infrastructure and refining equipment.Sylvania will conclude an offtake agreement with the smelting company in terms of which Sylvania will make available to the smelting company all of its uncommitted PGM concentrate. The tailings company will also enter into an offtake agreement with the smelting company for all of its PGM concentrate.Colin Bird CEO of Jubilee: “These new companies combine the joint operating capability of Jubilee and Sylvania to take PGM containing dump material into metal. The ongoing arrangement provides the platinum industry with a formidable total capability solution for the processing of PGM tailings and high chrome concentrates.”Terry McConnachie Managing Director of Sylvania: “The formation of the joint venture companies offer Jubilee and Sylvania the benefit of fully exploiting the synergies offered by a mine to metal strategy free of the traditional constraints imposed on high chrome, or relatively low grade concentrates. This, in turn, is a significant step in unlocking the value of the assets acquired under the takeovers of Great Australian Resources and SA Metals last year.“Any future platinum tailings processing opportunities will be jointly exploited combining Sylvania’s significant tailings treatment experience and Jubilee’s smelter technology and experience. This allows the combined entities to tackle new tailings projects that are not currently exploitable by either Sylvania or Jubilee individually.”last_img read more

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WORLDS BEST SEVEN HANDBALL GIRLS IN 2013

Here are the complete results of the Voting Contest for the World’s Best Player 2013 per positions:LEFT WING:1. Ann Grete Norgaard 152.Siraba Dembele 113. Camilla Herrem 7LEFT BACK:1. Eduarda Amorim 192. Zsuzsanna Tomori 173. Sanja Damnjanovic 7PLAYMAKER:1. Anita Gorbicz 232. Andrea Lekic 213. Milena Knezevic 9RIGHT BACK:1. Katarina Bulatovic 212. Susann Muller 153. Louise Burgaard 3RIGHT WING:1. Alexandra Do Nascimento 222. Jovanka Radicevic 10… Nora Mork 10LINE PLAYER:1. Heidi Loke 272. Begona Fernandez 73. Dragana Cvijic 6GOALKEEPER:1. Katrin Lunde 232. Barbara Arenhart 103. Clara Woltering 4 ← Previous Story LOKE, TOMORI, LOKE… Next Story → WORLD’S BEST HANDBALL FEMALE PLAYER 2013: HEIDI LOKE! read more

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PSG Handballl sign new deals with Vori and Melic

← Previous Story REWE F4: Fuchse, Flensburg, Magdeburg and RNL – Lions beat Kiel in front of 12.000 fans! Next Story → LNH: PSG draw in Toulouse PSG Handball extended contracts with two Balkan players – Croatian line-player Igor Vori (35) and Montenegrian right wing Fahrudin Melic (31). Both players with a huge international experience came to Paris in 2013 and both of them will stay in the French capital until summer 2017 according to new deals with the richest team in the handball world.“Igor Vori and Fahrudin Melic are exceptional players who have a lot to the club since their arrival. We are very proud to extend, they symbolize the great ambitions and the future of Paris Handball “said the general manager of PSG, Jean-Claude Blanc.Vori has Olympic and World gold with Croatia, but also the EHF Champions League trophy with HSV Handball.Fahrudin Melic came to Paris from Slovenian RK Gorenje Velenje, but he proved himself in the situation when he had Luc Abalo as the rival on the right wing position. Fahrudin MelicIgor VoriPSG Handball read more

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Sinn Féin office in Derry targeted in suspected arson attack

first_img Source: Raymond McCartney/Twitter SINN FÉIN’S CONSTITUENCY office in Derry has been targeted in what is being investigated as a suspected arson attack.The PSNI said today that a rear window was broken and a flammable liquid was poured in shortly before midnight at the office in Eastway.The scene was preserved overnight and enquiries are ongoing this morning. Arson attack on Rath Mor Sinn Féin Office. Message to those responsible. It will be business as usual tomorrow for Derry Sinn Féin.— Raymond McCartney (@RaymondMcCartn1) July 28, 2014center_img Police have appealed for anyone with information or who witnessed suspicious activity in the area to contact them on 101.Read: A combined 132 years in jail for the men who killed the Taufiq family in arson attack>Read: Arson suspect charged over one of a dozen fires that destroyed homes>last_img read more

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Des écouteurs qui distinguent leur droite de leur gauche

first_imgDes écouteurs qui distinguent leur droite de leur gaucheLa société Japan Scienceand Technology a conçu des écouteurs pour baladeur permettant de détecter s’ils se trouvent sur l’oreille droite ou la gauche, afin d’envoyer le signal sonore correspondant.Même s’il y a plus contraignant que de vérifier que l’écouteur gauche est bien mis sur l’oreille correspondante et vice-versa, la firme Japan Scienceand Technology a tout fait pour nous éviter, à l’avenir, de nous tromper d’oreille lors de l’écoute de musique en stéréo. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?JST, dans le cadre de son Universal Earphones Project, a donc conçu des écouteursuniversels pourvus de capteurs de proximitéafin de détecter sur quelle oreille l’écouteur se trouve. Le signal correspondant est alors envoyé à chaque oreille. Pratique. Et si vous voulez écouter de la musique avec un ami, il est alors possible d’indiquer que vous voulez écouter en monophonie sans rien manquer du mixage son.Les écouteursuniverselspeuvent différencierle profil gauche du profil droit, ce qui évite donc d’avoir à vérifier sans cesse le sens des écouteurs. Mais, le tarif de ce produit n’est pas encore connu. Le 5 février 2012 à 21:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Le mystère autour de la mort du pharaon Ramsès III séclaircit

first_imgLe mystère autour de la mort du pharaon Ramsès III s’éclaircitAprès 3.000 ans, la lumière est faite sur la “conspiration du harem” qui a coûté la vie au pharaon Ramsès III. Selon une nouvelle série d’analyses, celui-ci a été égorgé.Grâce à une analyse aux rayons X et à des tests ADN, des chercheurs ont pu lever le voile sur la mort de Ramsès III : le pharaon a eu la gorge tranchée. La “conspiration du harem”, comme elle a été appelée, a été organisée par des membres du harem du pharaon comme en atteste des documents d’époque, en particulier le “Papyrus judiciaire” conservé à Turin et qui relate une tentative de coup d’État de la reine Tiyi, l’une des épouses de Ramsès III. Il y a 3.000 ans, Tiyi souhaitait voir son fils Pentaour monter sur le trône alors que l’héritier légitime de Ramsès III était le fils d’Isis, sa première épouse. La reine Tiyi espérait ainsi mettre à profit l’hostilité croissante du peuple à l’égard du pharaon, qui vivait dans le luxe, alors que les ouvriers n’étaient plus payés et que la famine menaçait. Ce mécontentement donnera d’ailleurs la première grève de l’histoire, rapporte l’AFP. Pour mettre au point son complot, Tiyi, bien que cloîtrée dans son harem, est parvenue à entrer en contact avec des gens à l’extérieur, impliquant ainsi des militaires et même un prêtre. Une importante blessure à la gorge révélée Les détails exacts ne seront probablement jamais précisément connus mais, d’après des documents officiels de l’époque, la tentative de coup d’État a échoué en 1156 av. J.-C et une trentaine de coupables ont été condamnés. En revanche, les textes restent flous sur la mort de Ramsès III, alors âgé d’environ 65 ans. La question restait ainsi posée : le pharaon a-t-il été assassiné par les sbires de Tiyi et de Pentaour ou a-t-il été blessé avant de mourir quelques jours plus tard ?Pour y répondre, le spécialiste allemand des momies, Albert Zink, s’est intéressé à la dépouille de Ramsès III. Avec l’aide d’autres experts, dont Zahi Hawass, ancien responsable du Conseil suprême des antiquités égyptiennes, il a passé la momie à la tomographie assistée par ordinateur. L’autopsie numérique a ainsi permis de révéler une importante blessure à la gorge, sous le larynx, qui était jusque-là passée inaperçue. “La blessure fait environ 70 mm de large et s’étend jusqu’aux os [ … ] La trachée a été coupée net” à l’aide d’un couteau tranchant ou d’une lame similaire, précise l’étude, publiée par le British Medical Journal. “L’étendue et la profondeur de la plaie indiquent qu’elle a provoqué la mort immédiate de Ramsès III”, révèlent donc les chercheurs. Plus surprenant encore, l’imagerie médicale en 3D a identifié un corps étranger enfoncé dans la plaie : une amulette en pierre. Il s’agit de “l’Oeil d’Horus”, auxquels les Égyptiens prêtaient des pouvoirs de guérison. “La gorge tranchée et l’amulette prouvent clairement que le pharaon a bien été assassiné”, indique Albert Zink dans un communiqué repris par l’AFP.La momie de Pentaour retrouvée ?À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais ce n’est pas tout puisque les experts se sont également intéressés à la momie d’un homme de 18 à 20 ans retrouvée en compagnie de celle de Ramsès III. Celle-ci était enveloppée dans des peaux de chèvre, une matière “rituellement impure”. Il s’agirait probablement de Pentaour le parricide, contraint au suicide. Les peaux de chèvre l’auraient privé d’une vie après la mort, suprême humiliation dans l’Égypte antique. L’analyse ADN a révélé que cette momie est bien celle d’un fils de Ramsès III mais pour être sûr qu’il s’agit bien de Pentaour, il faudrait disposer de l’ADN de la reine Tiyi, dont la momie n’a jamais été retrouvée.Le 18 décembre 2012 à 13:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Examining The Strange Relationship Between Texas And Washington DC

first_imgNicolas Henderson/FlickrTexas State Capitol in Austin.Former state District Judge Ryan Patrick has just been tapped to be the new U.S. attorney nominee for the Houston region. Patrick joins several other former state officials in the federal government, including former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. President Trump recently nominated Combs to serve in the U.S. Department of the Interior. Former Governor Rick Perry and Former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison have also moved onto Washington.But the state’s relationship with the federal government has been, at times, contentious. As we head into the special session next week, Governor Greg Abbott is expected to make local control a primary issue. How do we explain this complicated relationship between Texas and the federal government? Are we a country divided or a state divided? Could these recent appointments to the Trump administration help, or hurt, Texans?Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks it over with Nancy Beck Young, professor of history at the University of Houston, and Jon Taylor, political science professor at the University of St. Thomas. Sharelast_img read more

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Robotic fish test the waters for safety risks

first_img Citation: Robotic fish test the waters for safety risks (2011, September 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-robotic-fish-safety.html Robot fish could monitor water quality Researchers working with fish robotics say that fish are worthy of simulation as they behave in ways that underwater devices cannot match. Fish are remarkably energy efficient. They have superior agility and speed when changing direction and maneuvering.What’s more, robotic fish can be told their destination and they can guide themselves from that point on, unlike remotely operated devices that need continuous commands: Speed up, go right, go left.The robotic fish under development at MSU were demonstrated at a recent three-day BEACON event. BEACON is a National Science Foundation-funded center for the study of evolution, headquartered at Michigan State University with partner institutions at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Washington, North Carolina A&T State University, and the University of Idaho. Viewers watched as a robotic fish swam in an aquarium at MSU. Michigan State’s Smart Microsystems Lab and assistant professor Xiaobo Tan explain the ‘Robofish’ — a robot that behaves like a fish to probe underwater environments and collect valuable information. The fish fins are made of electroactive polymers that move in response to electricity. The polymers change in size or shape when stimulated by an electric field. The fish materials serve as artificial muscles. In binding strips of artificial muscle together in sheets, the fish get their flexible artificial fins that twist, curl, and bend.Xiaobo Tan, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, believes robotic fish hold much promise in environmetal research. With funding from the National Science Foundation, Tan’s team is working to make autonomous robofish that can swim in schools and navigate around obstacles with minimal, if any, human intervention.Robotic fish have the potential to amass valuable detailed information for researchers as they learn more about what is happening to land and water environments as a result of climate change and other forces affecting ecosystems.A fleet of robotic fish, for example, is capable of monitoring oxygen levels, salinity, or data relevant to public safety.The team’s future projects include a design of fish that can swim deep underwater and against strong currents. “We’ve already tested surface-swimming fish in lakes,” said Tan. Their work ahead is how to develop fish that can dive and ascend.The researchers hope to send their robotic fish off to the Gulf of Mexico next year, according to Scientific American. 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.center_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Scientists at Michigan State University are designing and studying robotic fish to be made to swim in schools in order to monitor environmental signs such as accumulations of algae and oil spills. Through the use of sensors and wireless capabilities, the fish can travel in water to collect information. But why go to all that trouble to simulate real fish if other underwater devices can be deployed for the same purpose? Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Untouched by floods but greater Queensland suffers aftereffects

first_imgSome of the worst hit areas for tourism in Queensland include Cairns, Whitsundays and the Gold Coast, despite being completely untouched by recent floods, according to Tourism Queensland CEO, Anthony Hayes.“The phones stopped ringing and nobody is making bookings for Cairns, the Whitsundays, and the Gold Coast, but they have been completely untouched by the floods,” Mr Hayes said, speaking at an afta organised industry forum yesterday in Brisbane.The tourism body has launched a $600,000 campaign to boost tourism throughout the State, but is pushing a message to Australians to help by taking a domestic holiday this year.“We are well on track for recovery, this would be a great place to holiday or have a conference,” Mr Hayes said.The 117,000 registered tourism businesses in Queensland comprise of nearly 90 per cent small businesses, which Mr Hayes said has been hit the hardest in these challenging times.  “These businesses are scattered throughout the state, cash flow is abominable at the moment and they are doing it tough”“We are open for business, and to ensure we get that message out domestically and internationally, we need your help.”There is nothing better than a unifying purpose to bring the industry together.  This industry requires 70 per cent of its business driven by locals, Australians.  We need Australians to enjoy a holiday in Australia more than ever before,” Tourism Transport Forum, John Lee said. “Tourism is a world competitive industry.  It’s now more than ever that we need people to come it’s un-Australian not to pack your boardies and enjoy a holiday in Queensland.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.Mlast_img read more

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Mantra Group releases half yearly results

first_imgMantra Group Limited (Mantra Group) has announced its results for the half year ended 31 December 2014.The latest results show Mantra Group delivered total revenue of AUD$252.7 million for the six-month period.Mantra Group chief executive officer Bob East said he is pleased to announce the results as they reflect the group’s strong performance in terms of revenue, profitability and cash flow.“The Group delivered total revenue of AUD$252.7 million representing a 9.4% increase on H1FY2014,” Mr East said.“This result reflects improved occupancy levels and average room rates as well as a focus by Management on cost control and improved efficiencies in key areas of the business.“The Group is in a good financial position with total assets of AUD$545 million, net assets of AUD$279 million and a strong cash flow, and is well placed to deliver shareholder value in FY2015.”Mantra Group saw growth in each of its operating segments. For the central business district (CBD) segment, the group delivered revenue of $136.4 million and EBITDAI of AUD$25.1 million.Mr East said Mantra Group are on target to meet its prospectus forecast for the 2015 financial year (FY2015) and are committed to take advantage of growth opportunities in FY2015.“We continue to strengthen our platforms and we are taking advantage of leading distribution capabilities and brand appeal,” Mr East said.Five new hotels were added to the Mantra Group network between July and December 2014, with new properties to be introduced over the next year and new developments are awaiting construction.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more

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