first_imgWorld Cup Griezmann expecting ‘big things’ from Pogba under World Cup spotlight Jon Fisher 16:19 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) GriezmannPogba - Cropped Getty Images World Cup Paul Pogba France v Australia France Australia Kylian Mbappé Antoine Griezmann Paul Pogba has been tipped to shine at he World Cup by France team-mates Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe. Antoine Griezmann says France are expecting big things from Paul Pogba, ahead of their World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday.Pogba comes into the tournament on the back of another mixed season at Manchester United with critics still questioning the 25-year-old’s ability to impose his authority on matches on a consistent basis.Griezmann, though, is convinced of the former Juventus midfielder’s ability and has backed him to show it in Russia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move He told “We’re expecting big things from Paul – all his touches of brilliance and his long-range goals.”We’re expecting him to get the crowd on their feet. There isn’t a leader in the side, but when Paul talks, everyone listens.”Teenage striker Kylian Mbappe also hailed Pogba’s qualities and talked up his leadership skills.The Paris Saint-Germain man said: “Paul is a creative player. He also makes his physical presence felt on the pitch and he’s a quality passer of the ball as well.”He’s important. He’s a great player, and great players are always leaders. Wherever we go, he leads everyone, and you feel like following him too.”After suffering disappointment on home soil two years ago when Les Bleus were beaten in the final of the European Championship by Portugal, Griezmann wants to go one better this time round.”We just missed out on being champions at the Euros. The time has come for us to set the seal on everything we’ve done in these last four years,” added the Atletico Madrid forward, who on Thursday confirmed he would be staying at the Wanda Metropolitano next season after rebuffing interest from Barcelona.last_img read more

first_img Asian News International LondonJune 17, 2019UPDATED: June 17, 2019 16:38 IST Steve Smith speaks up about Virat Kohli’s support. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli asked the crowd not to boo Steve Smith during the India vs Australia World Cup gameSteve Smith appreciated Virat Kohli for his ‘lovely gesture’Australia sit on the top of the points table and will now face Bangladesh on June 20Australian batsman Steve Smith has termed as ‘lovely gesture’ the support he received from Virat Kohli during their recent World Cup clash, while revealing that the crowd’s booing did not bother the former Australia captain.”Yeah, it was a lovely gesture. It doesn’t really bother me what the crowd do to be perfectly honest, I’m just sort of blocking it all out but it was a lovely gesture from Virat, that’s for sure,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Smith as saying.Smith just made a return to his national team after serving a year-long ban, which was handed out to him for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal last year. Therefore, during the match between India and Australia in the premier tournament on June 9, Steve Smith faced ‘cheater, cheater’ chants from the Indians fans. However, Kohli signalled the crowd to applaud Smith and not jeer at him.India won by 36 runs and after the match, Kohli admitted that he apologized to Smith on behalf of the fans.Australia’s win against West Indies was the most doubtful win as the former was on just 38 runs after the loss of four wickets. However, Smith’s 73 runs off 103 balls and Nathan Coulter-Nile’s 92-run inning from 60 balls helped set a target of 289 runs, which they later defended and won the match by 15-runs.Smith talked about his slow inning and said: “We spoke after the first [warm-up] game against West Indies, and one-day cricket you’ve got to really adapt to the conditions and sometimes you may need to play like a Test match and sometimes you may need to play like a T20. I know the situation a lot of the time, it’s about summing it up and playing according to what needs to be done out in the middle.”advertisementAustralia sit on the top of the points table and will now face Bangladesh on June 20.Also Read | We are improving with each game: Aaron Finch after Australia crush Sri Lanka in LondonAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Finch, Starc star as Australia top table with big win over Sri LankaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Steve SmithFollow Virat KohliFollow India vs Australia World Cup 2019: Steve Smith speaks up about Virat Kohli’s supportSteve Smith called the support, he received from Virat Kohli during Australia and India’s recent World Cup clash, a ‘lovely gesture’, even though the crowd’s booing did not bother him.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_imgGreater Noida: In the first time that an Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister chaired a review meeting of all three authorities of Gautam Buddh Nagar district – NOIDA, GNIDA and YEIDA, which was held at the GNIDA office on Friday at 5 pm.The meeting, attended by top officials including the CM’s media advisor, ADG and IG rank police officers, Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary (Industrial Development), Secretary rank officials from the administration, SSP and District Magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar along with the MP and MLAs of the area. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkWith increasing outrage over builder irregularities in Noida and Greater Noida, the UP CM took a meeting of builders’ respresentatives. The CM while reviewing the work of all three authorities instructed officials to find a quick resolution to the problem. Before this, CM Adityanath faced protests from thousands of buyers with their demand for a resolution. Some buyers went on to say that their investments have been stuck for more than 10 years, while authorities seem to have turned a blind eye to the entire issue. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsTaking note of development issues in the three authorities adjoining the capital area, Yogi Adityanath asked all these authorities to focus on the overall development of the region, especially along the lines of smart cities. He also said that development in the area should concentrate on the rural population and make sure that whatever programmes and schemes are approved, do not hamper their progress as a result. In fact, CM Adityanath said that local youth in the area should get first priority when it comes to bringing employment in the region. “It will not be proper to develop areas ignoring the aspirations of local youth,” Adityanath said adding that the development of areas should ensure improved standard of living for locals. The CM said that district administration should ensure skills development of youth as per the job requirement in that area. “I am not suggesting to employ the unqualified but we can always help the youth acquire required skills and then employ them,” he said. The chief minister said people entering in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway areas should feel a positive change in these areas. The immediate need is to improve traffic situation, waste disposal and general safety. Bringing the Integrated Traffic Management System and all necessary security measures in the area was also discussed. “Well kept parks, functioning public gyms build perceptions about a city being developed,” he said. Considering the request of the three authorities, the CM added that the state government will extend all possible support for them to recruit employees against the vacancies. In addition to talking about ways the authorities can bring down costs and considerably increase their income, Adityanath also spoke about bringing public interest development projects in the Hindon river bank land area.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Music Composer Shashwat Sachdev, who won the National Award for Best Background Music this year for “Uri: The Surgical Strike”, says the prestigious honour will give him more courage to work harder in future projects.”This win means a lot to me. I never want to take this award for granted. I don’t have a history of projects. I have done only a couple of films in Bollywood, so receiving the National Award at such an initial stage of my career is a huge thing for me. It will give me more courage to work hard and I will try to push myself beyond limits,” Shashwat told IANS. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaBagging the award at the age of 29, Shashwat also realised that age is no bar to scale the heights.”If your work is good, it will definitely outshine irrespective of your age, gender and other things. I hope I am now able to make people of my age – the youth — believe in their work and inspire them to put forth their best efforts to fulfil their dreams,” he added.Shashwat debuted as a Bollywood composer in 2017 with the Anushka Sharma-starrer “Phillauri”. He also scored some peppy numbers in last year’s “Veere Di Wedding”. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaNow, it is his score for Aditya Dhar’s “Uri” that has put Shashwat under the spotlight. His patriotic background music has been considered worthy of the national honour. Shashwat put a lot of effort into the film.”After finding out the tunes for the film, I went to Berlin to buy a modular synthesizer because it’s not available in India. To create army sounds and sounds related to terror strikes, I needed that instrument. Every element was handpicked. I worked on the instrument for seven-eight months. Then we went to Vienna to record the background score,” Shashwat reveals the creative process.”Around 150 people were involved in creating the music of the film, so it’s not just my contribution. Everyone helped me in carving out the best music . I want to dedicate this award to my whole team,” Shashwat signed off.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Investments through participatory notes (P-notes) in the Indian capital market stood at Rs 79,088 crore in August-end, registering the third consecutive month-on-month decline. Investments through P-notes has been declining since June, while the month of May had registered an increase over the previous month. P-notes are issued by registered foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) to overseas investors who wish to be a part of the Indian stock market without registering themselves directly after going through a due diligence process. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAccording to the latest data from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), the cumulative value of P-note investments in the domestic markets — equity, debt, and derivatives — fell to Rs 79,088 crore till August-end from Rs 81,082 crore in July-end. In June-end, the investment was at Rs 81,913 crore, while it was at Rs 82,619 crore in the end of May and Rs 81,220 crore in April-end. Out of the total investments made till the end of August, Rs 52,150 crore was invested in the equities segment, Rs 26,259 crore in debt and Rs 678 crore in the derivatives market. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe use of P-notes has been on a decline since 2017 and slumped to a nine-and-a-half year low of Rs 66,587 crore in October-end. Marketmen attributed the decline to gradual measures taken by regulatory bodies to curb the usage of P-notes. Besides, a large number of people have been seen shifting from P-notes to FPIs in the last few months as the process has been made easier. In July 2017, Sebi had notified stricter norms stipulating a fee of $1,000 on each instrument to check any misuse for channelising black money. It had also prohibited FPIs from issuing such notes where the underlying asset is a derivative, except those that are used for hedging purposes. Marketmen believe that Sebi’s recent decision to rationalise the rules for issuance and subscription of contentious offshore derivative instruments such as P-notes may help in attracting investment through the route. Last month, the board of Sebi has approved a proposal to rationalise the framework for issuance of P-notes — an instrument once very popular with foreign investors.last_img read more

first_imgSUMMERLAND, B.C. – People living in nearly 1,000 homes have either been forced to evacuate or must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice as wildfires rip through British Columbia’s scenic Okanagan region.A lightning storm hit the popular tourist area in B.C.’s southern Interior earlier this week, sparking multiple wildfires including one major blaze that has grown to 10 square kilometres.“Things are quite busy right now and the situation down there is pretty volatile,” said Chief Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek, speaking from Kamloops, just north of the Okanagan.“The Okanagan is our main area of concern, given that we’ve got that cluster of fires between Kelowna and Penticton, and given how close a lot of those fires are to communities.”The region spans from Salmon Arm in the north to Osoyoos in the south, and includes the cities of Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon. It is the province’s main wine-making region and a vacation spot for travellers from B.C., Alberta and the U.S.The Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland published an open letter thanking crews for protecting the vineyard when a blaze touched down on adjacent Crown land.With windy conditions, the fire quickly became a threat to the 126-hectare Garnet Valley Ranch, but crews carefully executed a suppression plan, the letter said.“They worked all night to create a two-mile long fire guard and then do the controlled back burn,” said owner Steve Lornie in the letter. “We all owe so much thanks to how hard they all worked to protect our properties.”Some 123 fires are burning across the province, of which 41 are in the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the Okanagan. There are also significant wildfires raging in central and southeast B.C.The service is redistributing crews across the province to fight the fires. It will also pull back about 200 firefighters it sent to help with wildfires in Ontario and Quebec earlier than expected, returning them to B.C. by midway through next week, said Skrepnek.The flames have prompted the regional districts of Okanagan-Similkameen and Central Okanagan to issue evacuation orders for 81 properties, among them two campgrounds at Okanagan Lake Provincial Park and at least one winery.Campers at the park were allowed to return temporarily on Friday to retrieve their property after a frantic evacuation on Wednesday night.The region is still open for business and has many spots that are safe for tourists, said Erick Thompson, information officer for Okanagan-Similkameen’s emergency operation centre.“I think the most important thing for people who are thinking of coming to the area or have plans to come here is just to do their research and find out what is affecting or may be affecting their plans,” he said.“But there certainly still are lots of opportunities in the Okanagan.”More than 800 homes in the Central Okanagan district are under evacuation alert, meaning residents must be ready to leave suddenly if the situation deteriorates.Both districts have opened reception centres for evacuees.People in the Central Okanagan recall the 2003 West Kelowna wildfires, which destroyed 240 homes, so those under evacuation alert are being proactive and getting ready to leave, said Maria Lee, public information officer for the district’s emergency operation centre.“They’re watching very carefully the situation unfold and preparing themselves accordingly,” she said.B.C. residents are also bracing themselves after 2017 marked the worst wildfire season on record.The situation in the Okanagan is serious but at this time last year, tens of thousands of people had been displaced and crews were battling “massive” blazes, noted Skrepnek.But he added it’s hard to predict the future.“It’s only mid-way through July. We’ve got a lot of fire season ahead of us one way or the other,” he said. “There’s definitely big potential for this to turn into a significant season.”— By Laura Kane in Vancouver.last_img read more

Eight field hospitals will be established by the Solomon Islands to meet the medical needs of 10,000 people for the next three months, with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) supporting four and the World Health Organization (WHO) and its non-governmental organization (NGO) partners backing the other four. A temporary hospital has already been set up in Gizo, where the existing hospital has reportedly been damaged beyond use. Gizo Island is one of the worst-affected areas, and more than 1,500 residents are now living in makeshift settlements in the hills above the town. Three camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been set up in Western province as well. UNICEF and WHO are sending extra emergency medical kits to the South Pacific nation, in addition to the supplies they have already pre-positioned in case of emergency. Food, water and sanitation, shelter, medical supplies and basic household goods have been identified as priorities in the recovery efforts. UNICEF issued an urgent appeal today for $500,000 to help women and children in both the Solomon Islands and neighbouring Papua New Guinea, which was also affected by the disaster. The Fund estimates that 30,000 children – half of whom are under the age of five – have been affected, and need help to survive and avoid hunger, disease and the effects of poor or overloaded sanitation facilities. A particular concern is malaria, which is endemic to the area, and UNICEF is trying to ensure that displaced families have access to insecticide-treated nets and malaria prophylaxes. Water purification tablets, jerry cans, water tanks and hygiene materials such as soap and buckets are also needed. At least 34 people have been killed and many more remain missing, according to Government figures, following Monday’s tsunami, which was caused by an earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale. The quake struck 345 kilometres northwest of Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands. Since then, there have been almost 30 smaller aftershocks, although no further damage has been reported. The tsunami indicates the need for a stronger emergency response in the world’s most vulnerable island nations, the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today. “Despite a newly strengthened warning system in the Pacific, which issued bulletins within minutes of the earthquake occurring and updated at regular intervals, a tsunami has again claimed lives and wreaked havoc on coastal communities,” UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning System was created by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in the 1960s, and on Monday helped to send early warnings across the region, allowing authorities in most areas to take preventive action. But the earthquake’s epicentre was only 43 kilometres from the coast of the Solomon Islands, which left little time for warnings to reach the residents of Gizo. 4 April 2007United Nations emergency and relief workers have begun recovery efforts in the Solomon Islands, helping to set up and run temporary field hospitals to treat the victims of Monday’s undersea earthquake and subsequent tsunami that has killed at least 34 people and displaced more than 5,000 others. read more

Greater anticipated production is resulting from winter grain plantings and good weather among major producers in Europe and in the United States, coupled with a generally satisfactory outlook elsewhere, according to FAO’s latest Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.But with dwindling stocks, continuing strong demand for cereals is keeping international prices high, despite a record world harvest last season, the report said. International wheat prices last month were 83 per cent higher than in January 2007. Poor countries where food is scarce are expected to import less cereal but pay more, FAO said. “Cereal imports for all Low-Income Food-Deficit countries in 2007-08 are forecast to decline by about 2 per cent in volume, but as a result of soaring international cereal prices and freight rates, their cereal import bill is projected to rise by 35 per cent for the second consecutive year,” the agency said in a news release.Worldwide, 36 countries are currently facing food crises, according to the report. 14 February 2008The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) today predicted a rise in world cereal production this year but warned that prices will remain at record levels and could even increase. read more

The Spanish Defence Ministry said that a medical check was carried out on the six fishermen after they were rescued.The Sri Lankan boat was used by the pirates to attack a merchant ship in the Mozambique Channel last weekend, the Spanish Defence Ministry added. (Colombo Gazette) The pirates had reportedly used the Sri Lankan fishing vessel as a mother ship to carry out attacks. After spotting the fishing vessel, the Spanish navy had intercepted the boat and found the fishermen together with seven suspected Somali pirates.The Spanish navy had received authorization from the command of the naval task force of the European Union to intercept the Sri Lankan boat. The Spanish Defence Ministry said that the operation to free the fishermen took place yesterday just off the coast of Tanzania, between the islands of Pemba and Mafia. The Spanish navy has rescued six Sri Lankan fishermen and their fishing vessel from Somali pirates, the European Press quoted the Spanish Defence Ministry as saying today.The Spanish Navy patrol craft ‘Infanta Elena’ had rescued the Sri Lankan fishermen who were in the custody of the Somali pirates for six months. read more

WINNIPEG – The president and CEO of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) is leaving the company that is being taken over by BCE Inc. (NSX, NYSE: BCE).A statement issued Friday says Jay Forbes will leave once the Bell acquisition closes, expected on March 17.Forbes joined MTS in 2015.“With the arrival of the new Bell MTS combination, the time will be right for me to move on and pursue new opportunities,” said Forbes in the statement.BCE cleared its final regulatory hurdle to acquire MTS last month for $3.9 billion.The deal will also see the new company, to be called Bell MTS, establish a western headquarters in Winnipeg — the city where MTS’s head office now is. Staffing levels are still to be determined.The deal leaves Saskatchewan’s provincially owned telecommunications company, SaskTel, as the last regional carrier in Western Canada. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 3, 2017 4:50 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 3, 2017 at 5:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Manitoba Telecom’s CEO to leave the company as it changes owners read more

Dubbed the Global Mosquito Alert, the new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world working against mosquito borne viruses, such as Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus. “The Alert will offer for the first time a shared platform to allow people on the ground to share their observations and information with a large body of scientists to help them monitor emerging trends in real time and leverage citizen science for the global surveillance and control of disease-carrying mosquitos,” said Jacqueline McGlade, the Director of Science at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in a news release Monday announcing the launch. Built and maintained by UNEP, the platform provides real-time open data access to policy makers and the general public, using distributed networks, cloud computing, big data and improved search functions. It is also the first global platform dedicated to citizen science techniques to tackle the monitoring of mosquito populations, which according to UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates cause up to 500 million cases a year. According to UNEP, information generated will help mitigate risk and reduce health threats while opening up an opportunity for the general public to contribute their mosquito observations and possible solutions. This “crowd” data will augment information already available from Government and public health sources. The Global Mosquito Alert will be supported by a consortium that includes Mosquito Alert, Spain; MosquitoWEB Portugal; Zanzamapp in Italy; Muggenradar in the Netherlands; the Globe Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper, USA/International and the Invasive Mosquito Project USA. read more

Emily Sweeney could barely stand on a treadmill a few months ago. After four minutes of walking, the U.S. Olympic luge athlete had to lie down because of the searing pain that was spasming through her neck.She was battered and broken.That didn’t matter this weekend.Barely nine months removed from fracturing her neck and back — injuries suffered in a frightening crash at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and ones she hadn’t revealed widely until now — Sweeney won the women’s bronze medal at a World Cup race in Whistler, British Columbia, on Saturday. And even she didn’t think doing so well in her first race of the season was possible.“It’s funny. So many people that I talked to would say, ‘You’re crazy to get back on the thing that broke your neck and your back and whatever,’” Sweeney said. “But to be honest, it scared me more to not get back on. I didn’t want to go through my life with such a terrible ending to luge and I didn’t want to be afraid of anything. I really didn’t have a choice. I had to come back.”The bones have healed.The pain is still there, almost constantly.The 25-year-old wakes up sore every day, is still dealing with tightness in her neck and back, and the muscles around the injured areas have not yet returned to normal because she had to basically cease training for six months after the crash. When Sweeney did some interviews by phone after her bronze-medal performance, she had to do so while lying on the floor to help relieve pressure on her back.“There’s good days and bad days,” Sweeney said. “I’ll put it this way. There’s been one afternoon since I crashed, one afternoon about a month ago when I was in Lake Placid, when I didn’t feel anything in my body was like screaming at me. There’s been a couple hours where I have not felt the effects of that crash. It’s been a very long nine, 10 months now.”Sweeney said after the crash that she was sore but fine.She wasn’t lying. That was the original diagnosis, which proved incorrect.She walked off the track that night at the Alpensia Sliding Centre, not knowing how badly injured she was. The crash was horrible — she wobbled off-line in the track’s most treacherous spot, unsuccessfully trying to slow down and regain control. By then, she was careening wildly and crashed feet-first into the lip atop the track, got thrown off her sled at probably close to 75 mph and her body skidded down the ice to a stop.Watching on giant screens near the finish line, Sweeney’s mother and fellow luger Erin Hamlin’s mother grabbed at each other in fear and disbelief. Sweeney eventually got up and X-rays performed that night, along with an MRI taken the next day, both came back clean. Subsequent tests, however, revealed the back and neck fractures that she kept largely under wraps.“I didn’t want to come out and say ‘Hey, look at me, I broke myself,’” Sweeney said. “The Olympics were still going on and I didn’t want to throw anything else in there. I wanted people who were still competing and having their own moments to have them … I just went home and kind of stayed quiet for a little while.”Her offseason training was limited. Sweeney was dealing with physical limitations and mental challenges as well. She decided to spend the last few weeks training with USA Luge’s junior team, skipping the first two women’s World Cup races of the year in Austria. Even going into Saturday, Sweeney had no expectations.“If you had told me at any point before this week that I was going to be on the podium, I would have laughed in your face,” Sweeney said.She was wrong. Only a pair of stars from the powerhouse German team — reigning Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger and Julia Taubitz — finished ahead of Sweeney, who now has the third-fastest time recorded by any woman on the track that was built for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.For a moment, the pain was gone.“It was so challenging for me, both mentally and physically,” Sweeney said. “To have a result like this my first race back, it’s pretty crazy.”Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press read more

first_imgNintendo DS 2 : nouvelles révélationsSan Francisco, États-Unis – La semaine dernière, lors de la Game Developers Conference, Nintendo a présenté aux développeurs ce qui devrait être la DS 2.Il y a du nouveau dans l’univers Nintendo. En effet, la cinquième version de la console portable (après la DS, la version Lite, la DSI et la DS XL) garderait l’apparence d’une DS, mais serait bien plus évoluée. Les deux écrans seront toujours, d’après les développeurs, d’actualité sur la DS 2. A la différence qu’ils seront plus grands, offriront une meilleure résolution et qu’ils pourraient s’assembler en un seul et même écran pour améliorer le confort et l’aisance de jeu.De plus, la DS 2 se verra munie d’un accéléromètre qui prendra en compte les mouvements des joueurs. La console, qui prévoit bien évidemment des jeux en 3D, sera ainsi plus attractive et performante.Enfin, la rumeur court que la console portable sera équipée d’une puce Nvidia Tegra, laquelle permettrait à la DS 2 d’avoir une puissance équivalente à celle de la GameCube. Nintendo prévoit sa sortie à la fin de l’année, en fonction de l’avancement des jeux.Le 17 mars 2010 à 11:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgPollution maritime : le Parlement adopte le paquet Erika IIIL’Assemblée nationale et le Sénat viennent d’adopter une série de mesures visant à renforcer la sécurité en mer, la prévention des pollutions, mais aussi le droit du travail maritime. Un certain nombre de dispositions permettront à la France de s’adapter au paquet législatif européen adopté en avril 2009 par l’Union Européenne, le paquet Erika III. Après le naufrage du pétrolier Erika au large de la Bretagne en décembre 1999, la France et la Communauté européenne ont renforcé la législation en faveur d’une plus grande sécurité maritime sur les côtes françaises et européennes. Deux premières séries de mesures législatives, “Paquet Erika I” et “Paquet Erika II”, ont ainsi été adoptées. Le troisième paquet a été approuvé en avril 2009 par l’Union européenne, mais c’est seulement maintenant que l’Assemblée nationale et le Sénat ont validé l’adoption des mesures par ordonnance dans le droit national.À lire aussiPourquoi l’eau des océans est-elle salée ?Ces nouvelles modifications de la législation concernent trois priorités fixée par l’UE : la protection de l’environnement, le renforcement de l’encadrement de la sécurité des navires et de la navigation maritime, et enfin l’amélioration des conditions de vie et de travail des travailleurs de la mer.Sont notamment prévus un contrôle systématique des navires faisant escale dans les ports continentaux, une obligation pour les armateurs et les navires de s’assurer contre les dommages causés à l’environnement, et un système global de suivi du trafic maritime, rapporte le site Enerzine.Le 19 janvier 2011 à 19:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgSamsung Powerbot Star Wars Limited Edition Stormtrooper Robot Vacuum for $299.99This is possibly the coolest looking robot vacuum, ever! It normally retails for $699.99 with some vendors selling it for just over $400, but Massdrop is currently selling it for an unbeatable $299.99. This is a brand new unit with a full 1-year warranty, and will ship out on October 10.Get it at Massdrop for $299.99Sennheiser HD1 Pink Floyd Edition Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation for $299.95You’d think this special edition HD1 with its pretty sweet styling would sell for more than your vanilla HD1, but you’d be wrong! The vanilla HD1 currently retails for $399.99 with some retailers gong for as low as $350. But for a limited time, the Pink Floyd Edition is selling for under $300. Aside from its aesthetics, the Pink Floyd Edition is exactly the same as the vanilla HD1.Sign up for Sennheiser’s email newsletter to get an extra 10% off.Get it at Sennheiser for $299.95 (or less)Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros Ultimate Edition Bundle for $359.99For no price markup, you’re getting a custom themed Switch console, custom themed Joy-Cons, and the Super Smash Bros Ultimate game. This system ships when the game is released, on November 2.Get it at Walmart for $359.99Planet Earth II (4K Ultra HD) for $27.99If there is only one piece of reference material you would get to get to show off your 4K TV image quality to your friends, this would be the one. Oh yeah, it’s a pretty good documentary too.Get it on Amazon for $27.99320-Count of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes for $8.98Clip the 20% off coupn and check out using Subscribe & Save (will also give you free shipping). These wipes will clean and sanitize your gunky keyboards, mice, laptops, headphones, mics, desktop surfaces, and more.Get it on Amazon for $8.98last_img read more

first_imgBrian A. Younce A Level 3 sex offender, among the group considered most likely to reoffend, recently moved to Ridgefield. Brian A. Younce, 34, registered his address in the 1600 block of Northeast 209th Street with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registration Unit.In 1996, Younce was convicted in Clark County for communication with a minor for immoral purposes. He sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl he knew. Two years later, he forced a 14-year-old girl to drink alcohol before sexually assaulting her.Younce is described as 5 foot 10 inches tall, 220 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is not currently wanted by police and will be monitored by the sex offender registration unit.last_img

first_imgThe chair yoga class at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)Outside the Anchorage Senior Activity Center in mid-December, melting snow dripped off the roof on to icy walkways. Inside, Eileen Apodaca joined three other women in the dimly lit exercise room for Tai Chi class. Facing a wall of mirrors, Apodaca patiently practiced her moves, like monkey stealing peaches.“Ok, grab your peaches,” she said as she pantomimed reaching down and grabbing something. “Hold them tight, look both ways.”She tightened up every muscle in her body as she clutched the imaginary peaches against her belly.Eileen Apodaca practices Tai Chi at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)By practing the 3,000-year-old Chinese martial art, Apodaca was helping prevent a statewide problem that doesn’t have a solution – yet. In many parts of Alaska, seniors have trouble accessing proper medical care and finding doctors who accept Medicare. Organizations across the state are working to solve the issue but meanwhile others are trying to make the need less pressing by focusing on prevention. In this case, exercise for seniors.Seventy-one-year-old Apodaca said the slow and delicate Tai Chi moves that focus on balance and shifting weight have made a significant difference in her life. “I was falling down a lot three years ago. And when I started doing this – I haven’t fallen down.”Apodaca had polio as a child, which impacted her legs. As she gotten older, the lingering effects have made it harder for her to get around. Her physical therapist recommended she try Tai Chi because the movements aren’t strenuous, but they provide a whole body workout. Some research says it helps overall health.Apodaca, a former elementary school teacher, said she doesn’t get sick as often since starting the exercises. “Of course, I’m not around kindergartners either!”Falling is a huge issue for older people. According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, it’s the number one cause of injuries for Alaskans who are 65 and older. Falling led to 1,600 hospitalizations in 2015, each of which cost about $55,000. And falls can lead to more health problems – healing is harder when you’re older.Richard Pankowski prefers gaining balance and flexibility while sitting down. Twice a week he goes to the senior center exercise room, settles into a padded chair and stretches his legs out, resting them on another chair. For the next hour, he stretches all of his muscles and meditates during a chair yoga class.“I need the exercise to stay young and supple because of the fact that when you get to be 90, you get a little stiff, a little old,” he explained when leaving the class. “And you don’t want to do that. You don’t want to become a couch potato. So I can still climb a ladder and go up on a roof, and get yelled at for doing it.”He said even the little stretches help him do things like turn his neck to look around when he’s driving, which makes everyone safer.Brittney Mitchell, fitness activity supervisor at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, shows off a letter of appreciation from a senior. (Hillman/Alaska Public)Brittney Mitchell, the fitness supervisor for the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, said some people have physical improvements very quickly. One woman said it only took a week of working on the exercise machines to help her limp. Others have steadily improved their balance over time through dance focused classes.“It’s very rare when I have people from dance cardio [class] fall anymore. And if they do, it’s for something very silly like [tripping over] a dog.”Tripping over pets is a major cause of falling. Area rugs on hardwood floors and slippery bathroom surfaces cause problems, too. In fact, even in ice-covered Alaska, most falls happen in the home, when people aren’t being as cautious.But exercise options are doing more than just keeping seniors upright – they’re helping them connect. Isolation and loneliness cause health problems, too. Friendships prevent that.“Our treadmill walkers like to watch people in the parking lot,” she said. “And so they just strike up the conversation that they like someone’s shoes.” That chatting leads to the exchange of phone numbers and growing relationships.Those friendships are part of what keeps Opodaca coming back to Tai Chi class.“The camaraderie of our group – we’ve just really gelled as a group. We go out to lunch and stuff,” she said.Overall, Apodaca said she feels more positive. The exercises haven’t solved all of her problems, of course. She still worries about getting to places, like to her friend’s house for a dinner party.“I’m already having anxiety about how am I going to walk up her driveway, especially in the ice,” she said, fretting over an invitation for the next day. “And how am I going to get up her stairs carrying a casserole. And I already have kind of anxiety feelings like eeeh!”Apodaca knows she can’t do everything she wants to, like travel to some places and go up steep stairs, but she’s more confident in getting around in her day-to-day life.“You just have to have an attitude about what you’re capable of and what you’re not capable of,” she said. “And you can’t grieve it. You just move on and do what you can. And be positive.”She said working out helps her do that.Want to hear more Solutions Desk stories? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or NPR.last_img read more

first_imgA teenager was stabbed to death over posting an indecent picture on social networking site Fecebook in Pouratola area of the district town on Wednesday night, reports news agency UNB.Md Nobir Hossain, officer in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said Ratul, 15, a resident of the area, allegedly posted an objectionable picture of Sajib’s wife on social networking site Facebook.Following the incident, Sajib, a resident of Kandipara area of the town, along with his several friends stabbed Ratul indiscriminately in Pouratola area located behind the Sohag bus counter around 9:00pm, leaving him dead on the spot.Shaiful, a friend of Ratul, was also critically injured in the incident. And he was admitted to District Sadar Hospital.”We are trying to arrest Sajib and his friends for their alleged involvement with the murder,” the OC added.last_img read more

first_imgTaslima Begum Renu. File photoTwo accused in a case filed over the lynching of Taslima Begum Renu in city’s Badda area reportedly confessed to their involvement in the incident before a Dhaka court on Friday, reports news agency UNB.The court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Mohammad Millat Hossain recorded the statements of Ibrahim Hossain Hridoy and Riya and sent them to jail, said the case’s investigation officer and Badda police station inspector Abdur Razzak.The inspector prayed to the court for taking their confessional statements.Police arrested Ibrahim on 23 July and took him on a five-day remand for interrogation on 24 July while Riya was arrested from Badda area in the city on 25 July.Three other accused — Bachchu, Bappi and Shahin — were put on a four-day remand each in the case on 22 July.Besides, Zafar, another accused in the case, gave his confessional statement to the court under section 164 admitting his involvement with the incident.On 20 July, Renu was beaten to death over a child-lifting rumour at Uttar Badda in Dhaka.Victim’s family members claimed that she went to the area to look for a suitable school for her daughter but fell victim to a mob beat.last_img read more

first_img Share Kin Cheung/APVisitors sit beside a model of China’s Tiangong-1 space station in 2010, at the 8th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai in southern China’s Guangdong Province. As forecast, China’s defunct Tiangong 1 space station re-entered Earth’s atmosphere Sunday.Updated at 10:15 p.m. ETAs predicted, China’s Tiangong-1 space lab fell from the sky on Sunday evening.The city bus-sized craft, which almost entirely burned up as it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere, broke into small pieces as it plummeted over the South Pacific Ocean. The derelict spacecraft has been slowly falling out of its original orbit for several years.The disintegrating lab hurtled from orbit toward the South Pacific waters at about 8:16 p.m. ET, reports.Scientists say the disintegrated debris that survived the fiery descent was likely small and relatively harmless, reports NPR’s Rebecca Hersher.“The Chinese space agency had originally planned to bring the lab back in a more controlled way,” Rebecca says. “But after it stopped functioning in 2016, they decided to let it fall to earth on its own.”As NPR’s Scott Neuman noted in our earlier reporting, the “space lab” was part of China’s planned research as it works toward a permanently staffed space station. (China does not participate in the operation of the International Space Station.) A second space lab, Tiangong-2, was launched in 2016.“The 34-foot-long, 18,000 pound Tiangong-1, or ‘Heavenly Palace-1’ was launched in 2011 as China’s first attempt at an orbiting space lab,” Scott wrote. “It was occupied by two separate crews of three astronauts, or taikonauts, each – a mission in June 2012 included China’s first female astronaut, Liu Yang. A year later, another crew included the country’s second woman in space, Wang Yaping.”The demise of Tiangong-1 has been long anticipated.In 2016, an amateur satellite tracker observed that the satellite appeared to be on track for an uncontrolled fall of orbit. That was months before the Chinese government acknowledged that the space lab would be re-entering the earth.At the time, China had predicted a late 2017 re-entry, but later estimates pushed that date back into early 2018.The “re-entry prediction window” from the European Space Agency, or ESA, had tightened significantly by Sunday morning, to a four-hour window centered on 1 a.m. UTC on Monday. In the continental U.S., that’s Sunday evening.ESA previously projected the craft to fall between a vast swath of the planet, including the entirety of Africa, most of South America, the continental U.S. from Boston south, and much of China. “At no time will a precise time/location prediction from ESA be possible,” the organization said.“Space junk this size falls to Earth a few times a year,” NPR’s Nell Greenfieldboyce reported, but “it’s usually something like a spent rocket stage — not a home-away-from-home for space travelers.”That makes this re-entry an interesting one, she says. But it’s not particularly dangerous, Bill Ailor, of the Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies, tells Nell:“In 60 years of space exploration, only one person — an American woman named Lottie Williams — is known to have been struck by falling space junk, says Ailor, ‘and it was just like a piece of fabric material that kind of brushed her on the shoulder.’Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more