Lecce stun nine-man Cagliari

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Cagliari were 2-0 up and cruising until they self-destructed against Lecce, who extraordinarily salvaged a 2-2 draw in Monday’s rearranged fixture. Click here for a full match report.last_img

Sporty makeover for BMW 3 Series

first_imgThe BMW 3 Series took the Indian entry-point luxury market by storm since its introduction here in 2008. It quickly overtook its German rivals – Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4 – to become the bestseller in its segment. But with its German rivals coming back revitalised with new models, it was time for the Bimmer to get into the act again, hence the new 3 Series, which is being exclusively previewed here.Set for a February 2012 launch, the new 3 Series Saloon, codenamed F30, draws heavily from the existing 7 Series (F01) and the 5 Series (F10). The new 3 Series Saloon is sportier and more elegant than its predecessor.Improved proportions, pronounced wheel arches, headlamp units that blend into the double-kidney grille to form a continuous band across the front of the car, and air inlets beneath the headlights visually stretch the width and make the new 3 Series Saloon look low, wide and sporty.This is mirrored in the horizontal design language at the rear and the forward-pressing nose, long bonnet, rising swage lines and large wheels visible from the side. At the same time, the coupe-like profile, distinctive double round headlights, L-shaped rear light units with LED light bars, and the decorative trims chosen for the grille and around the windows give an athletic and yet elegant appearance.The new BMW 3 Series Saloon is 93mm longer than the previous model and 6mm narrower, excluding door mirrors. It also has a 50mm longer wheelbase. This has clear advantages when it comes to internal space. There’s 18mm more feet entry freedom, 15mm more knee room and 8mm more headroom in the rear; the height of the rear door and its opening angle have both been increased to make entry and exit easier. None of this is at the expense of luggage space, which has increased by 20 litres to 480 litres.advertisementBefitting the renowned driving dynamics of the BMW 3 Series, the interior control and switchgear layout is totally driver focused. The elegant and dynamic new interior design language, with twisting and merging surfaces arranged in a series of layers, all angle towards the driver. The centre console itself is angled at seven degrees towards the driver.All versions of the new 3 Series Saloon feature Drive Performance Control – it’s a switch that allows the driver to swap between up to four driving modes, varying from sporty to extremely economical. The four modes are ECO PRO, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ (the last is included only in Sport models or with selected optional equipment).What, however, is tragic is that BMW’s famed silky smooth straight six-cylinder engines will be replaced by commonplace four-cylinder motors, which with the help of twin turbochargers would produce similar power levels. The six-cylinder 330i will be replaced in the Indian market by the four-cylinder N20 2.0-litre engine producing 245bhp. A hybrid version may also be on sale – all sacrifices at the altar of emission control. Sadly, a whole legend will bow out with the demise of BMW’s famed sixer.The 3 Series Bimmer is a brilliant car. At present, it is the quickest of all rivals and has handling to match. The new 3, which replaces the existing model, will take the game a notch higher, something its competitors will find hard to match. Prices will be up marginally, so you can expect the ‘Corporate Edition’ to start at around Rs 25 lakh. At that price, the new 3 Series will remain the pick of its segment.last_img read more

Female jockeys took Cheltenham glory but still underestimated by punters

first_imgThank you for your feedback. Talking Horses: Breeders’ Cup to stay at Santa Anita despite fatalities Hide Share on Messenger Tallulah Lewis, the chair of Women In Racing, said on Thursday that WIR is “delighted to be able to support Vanessa as she continues her ground-breaking research”.Lewis added: “Riding a racehorse requires a high level of skill and strength which are abilities that can be developed by both sexes, with opportunity being the crucial final component. Vanessa’s research makes clear that if women have the same opportunities as their male counterparts they can compete very successfully as jockeys, just as they can in any other sphere in racing.” Share via Email Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Cheltenham Festival 2019 Read more Cheltenham Festival Since you’re here… news Cashmore’s study also found that the use of female jockeys varies widely between trainers. In 2018, for instance, 46% of all trainers did not use a female jockey on any of their runners, while 11.4% of trainers with larger operations – defined as sending out at least 100 runners – did not use a single female rider.Rides for women are also skewed towards older horses, with female jockeys taking 11.2% of all rides on 14-year-olds over jumps but only 1.7% of rides on jumpers aged three, four or five. This pattern was repeated on the Flat, where 15.7% of the rides on 12-year-olds went to women but only 3.2% of rides on two-year-olds“This analysis seems to suggest there is a significant difference between the material performance of female jump jockeys and the public perception of their capability,” Cashmore said. “The betting public consistently underestimate these jockeys. This could be an indicator of negative public opinion about the ability of female riders but also ensures there is value to be found in backing horses ridden by female jockeys in Jump races.“I hope this research can move us another step closer to altering attitudes towards female jockeys and more importantly, driving behavioural change.”Three female jockeys – Bryony Frost, Lizzie Kelly and Rachael Blackmore – rode winners at this year’s Cheltenham Festival, with Blackmore adding a Grade One success on the 50-1 shot Minella Indo in the Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle to her win on A Plus Tard, the 5-1 favourite for the Close Brothers Novice Handicap Chase, on the opening day.As a result, 14.3% of the 28 winners over the four-day Festival were ridden by women, despite only 9.2% of the rides being taken by female jockeys.That was still higher than the proportion of rides for women in the jumps season as a whole, however, despite an upward trend since 2014. Cashmore’s study found that female jockeys took 9.5% of rides on the Flat in 2018 and 5.7% of rides over jumps. When data from the last five years is included and the trend extrapolated, it suggests that women will take the same number of rides as men in 50 years’ time on the Flat and in the early part of the next century over jumps. Horse racing Share on LinkedIn Was this helpful? The betting public is behind the times in its assessment of female jump jockeys according to a statistical analysis of 1.6m rides over the last 18 years which was released by the British Horseracing Authority on Thursday. The study also suggests that while female riders outperformed their male counterparts at the Cheltenham Festival in March, parity in the number of rides for men and women will not be achieved for another 50 years on the Flat and almost a century over jumps.Vanessa Cashmore, a PhD student at the University of Liverpool, conducted her research with support from Women In Racing and the Racing Foundation. Her analysis suggests that a National Hunt horse ridden by a female jockey at a starting price of even money has a 52% chance of success, while a 9-1 shot has the same chance of winning as a male-ridden horse starting at 8-1. Quick guide Greg Wood’s tips: Friday 28 June Support The Guardian Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. 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PHOTOS: Dr. Chang Attends JCF 150th Anniversary

first_imgNational Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang (centre), and other members of the congregation of the Washington Gardens Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston, observe as an officer of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) marches in with the JCF Standard, during a commemorative service on April 7 to mark the organisation’s 150th anniversary. National Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang (right), and other members of the congregation of the Washington Gardens Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston, listen as members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force chorale renders a song, during a commemorative service on April 7 to mark the organisation’s 150th anniversary. National Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang (right), converses with his Opposition counterpart, Fitz Jackson, during last Saturday’s (April 7) commemorative service at the Washington Gardens Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston to mark the JCF’s 150th anniversary.last_img read more

Trudeau becomes first prime minister found in violation of ethics law

first_imgOTTAWA – Justin Trudeau, who came into office vowing to set the gold standard for transparency and ethical behaviour, became Wednesday the first prime minister found to have violated federal conflict of interest rules.Federal ethics commissioner Mary Dawson concluded Trudeau violated the rules when he vacationed last Christmas at the private Bahamian island owned by the Aga Khan and when his wife and children vacationed on the same island months earlier in March 2016.Dawson found the Trudeaus’ visit to the island — and the prime minister hopping aboard the Aga Khan’s private helicopter to get there — broke sections of the Conflict of Interest Act that prohibits a minister or any member of their family from accepting gifts or “advantages” that could reasonably be seen as influencing government decisions.Moreover, she found Trudeau didn’t properly recuse himself on two occasions in May 2016 from private meetings about the Aga Khan and a $15-million grant to the billionaire philanthropist’s endowment fund of the Global Centre for Pluralism.The outgoing ethics commissioner’s long-awaited report suggested Trudeau could have avoided this outcome had he come to her before going on the trip that began on Dec. 26, 2016. She concluded he failed to follow his own ethics rules for cabinet ministers and that he should have recognized that going on the trip would be seen as a real or apparent conflict of interest.Trudeau publicly apologized Wednesday for not asking Dawson for her clearance — something Dawson hinted in her report that she may have given. He said he didn’t believe the vacation would be an ethical concern because he’d been told — he didn’t specify by whom — there was no issue since the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims, is a friend.During a hastily-called news conference, Trudeau took responsibility for the ethical lapse and said, in future, he’ll ask the ethics commissioner in advance to clear all his personal vacations.“We need to make sure that the office of the prime minister is without reproach and in the future including on (vacations with) family friends and personal family trips, we will be proactively working with the office of the commissioner to ensure that there is no conflict of interest, no appearance of conflict of interest,” Trudeau said.The public shaming will be the biggest penalty Trudeau faces for violating the rules.The Conflict of Interest Act empowers the commissioner to impose only fines on those who fail to meet reporting requirements and Dawson’s office confirmed Wednesday that those penalties don’t apply in this case.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said he wants the ethics commissioner to be empowered to apply sanctions or reprimands in cases like this one.“Right now, the ethics commissioner does not have the power to do anything. There’s actually no consequences to this finding. That to me is extremely unacceptable,” Singh said in TorontoTrudeau may have avoided Dawson’s finding had she agreed that Trudeau and the Aga Khan were friends, since ethics rules make an exception for gifts given by a friend. But Dawson said that exception didn’t apply because Trudeau and the Aga Khan’s friendship blossomed only after the prime minister became Liberal leader in 2013.Before that, the two hadn’t spoken for 30 years.A year after becoming Liberal leader, the Aga Khan sent a standing invitation for Trudeau and his family to visit Bells Cay, suggesting it would provide Trudeau with some private family vacation time. It was Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, who contacted the Aga Khan’s daughter about vacationing on the island in March 2016 and then over Christmas last year.In both cases, the Trudeaus were told the Aga Khan and his family may not be present, which led Dawson to remark: “These circumstances do not suggest that Mr. Trudeau and the Aga Khan were seeking to fulfil opportunities to spend private time together as friends.”While he said he fully accepts Dawson’s report, Trudeau continued to insist that the Aga Khan, an honorary pall bearer at his father’s funeral, is “someone who has been a long-time friend of my family’s, a friend of mine, a friend to Canada as well.”But Dawson said she found it unlikely Trudeau would have been offered use of the island had he not been a “significant player on the Canadian political scene” and had Aga Khan not had official dealings with the government.Still, she found no evidence that Trudeau took part in any decisions on federal funding to the Aga Khan’s organizations, nor gave them any preferential treatment.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said it wasn’t enough for the prime minister to comply with the law — he must go above and beyond the law, neither of which Trudeau did.“It is a serious lapse in judgement for the prime minister not to realize that there was a conflict in the first place,” Scheer said.“I accept him at his word today, but it does seem like this prime minister made the decision (that) it was easier to ask forgiveness than to ask for permission.”The Trudeau family was accompanied on last December’s vacation by Liberal MP Seamus O’Regan and his husband, and Liberal party president Anna Gainey and her husband, Tom Pitfield. They all flew on the Aga Khan’s private helicopter, which is the main link between the Bells Cay and Nassau.—with files from Kristy Kirkup in Ottawa and Daniela Germano in Torontolast_img read more

Conservative party pulls attack ad of black man walking over Trudeau tweet

first_imgOTTAWA – The Conservative party pulled an attack ad from its Twitter feed Tuesday that depicted a black man carrying a suitcase walking over a tweet from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.The tweet is rolled out as a carpet entering a broken fence and the words “faith” and “diversity” are visible.The Tories have argued that a Trudeau tweet from January 2017 is partly to blame for the influx of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the United States.Conservative party spokesman Cory Hann says the ad was axed because the situation at the border is not about any one group of people.Hann says the image, which shows an actual person “illegally” crossing over the Canadian border, was originally used by a number of media outlets with stories about the surge in asylum seekers.The full photo shows the man with a group of people carrying suitcases in Quebec, while the edited image used by the Conservative party singled out one man.A quote from a story in the Financial Post is superimposed on the image which says, “Trudeau’s holier-than-thou tweet causes migrant crisis — now he needs to fix what he started.”In an opinion piece published Tuesday, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen accused the Tories of “peddling false information to stoke fear” and called it “ridiculous” that they blame the flow of asylum seekers on Trudeau’s tweet.last_img read more

Alphabet and Eli Lilly tumble while WageWorks and GE jump

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:Alphabet Inc., down $97.24 to $1,198.96Google’s parent company reported a slowdown in advertising revenue growth during the first quarter.General Electric Co., up 44 cents to $10.17The industrial conglomerate surprised investors with solid first quarter profit and revenue results.Trex Co., down $7.26 to $69.27The maker of fences and deck products reported weak first quarter profit and cited manufacturing problems and higher costs.Eli Lilly & Co., down $2.56 to $117.04The pharmaceutical company cut its revenue forecast for the year as its faces drug price declines and more generic competition for its drugs.WageWorks Inc., up $5.73 to $48.79HealthEquity Inc. is offering to buy the employee benefits administrator for an undisclosed amount.General Motors Inc., down $1.06 to $38.95The automaker reported a surprise drop in sales during the first quarter.Cognex Corp., down $3.27 to $ 50.43The maker of machines for automated manufacturing warned investors about slower growth ahead in 2019.Texas Roadhouse Inc., down $7.08 to $54.01The restaurant chain’s first-quarter profit and revenue fell short of Wall Street forecasts.The Associated Press read more

North American stock markets close lower on fading hopes for fiscal cliff

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Friday amid growing skepticism about whether American lawmakers can keep the U.S. economy from going over the so-called fiscal cliff.The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 57.64 points to 12,316.12 as the clock ticked towards huge spending cuts and significant tax increases that will automatically click in after Dec. 31 if there is no deal.The American economy is already weak and economists warn that the imposition of those measures could tip the U.S. back into recession and depress other economies around the globe unless the White House and Congress find a compromise budget plan.The TSX Venture Exchange was ahead 5.09 points to 1,201.84.The Canadian dollar was down 0.16 of a cent at 100.35 cents US.U.S. markets were also depressed with the Dow industrials down 158.2 points to 12,938.11, the Nasdaq off 25.59 points at 2,960.31 and the S&P 500 index down 15.67 points at 1,402.43.Traders had looked forward to a mid-afternoon meeting at the White House for last-minute talks. But losses deepened in the last minutes of the session amid reports that Obama was not presenting a new budget offer to congressional leaders.Democrats want a deal that would let tax rates rise for the wealthiest taxpayers, a measure opposed by Republicans.North American markets lost ground this shortened trading week as top U.S. lawmakers continued to cast blame on each other for the fiscal-cliff impasse while portraying themselves as open to a reasonable last-minute bargain.The TSX declined 0.56% while the Dow industrials gave back 1.9%.Traders have been focusing on Washington and the budget negotiations since the Nov. 6 presidential election returned a divided government to power.“I can’t wait till this is done, so we can start talking about markets again and not just about politics,” said Doug Cote, chief market strategist at ING Investment Management. Cote added that he doesn’t expect lawmakers will manage to reach a deal before the deadline.Traders took note of an apparent improvement in the housing sector as the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes increased last month to its highest level in two and a half years.The U.S. National Association of Realtors said its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 1.7% in November from October to 106.4.The increase points to higher sales of previously occupied homes in the coming months. There’s generally a one- to two-month lag between a signed contract and a completed sale.Commodities were lower and February bullion declined $7.80 to US$1,655.90 an ounce while the gold sector declined about one%. Barrick Gold Corp. faded 36 cents to C$33.88 while Goldcorp Inc. dropped 53 cents to $35.45.Rail stocks helped push the industrials sector down 0.8% with Canadian National Railways off 59 cents at $89.96 and Canadian Pacific Railway shedding 70 cents to $100.50.March copper closed down a penny at US$3.59 a pound. The mining sector fell 0.35% with Teck Resources down 52 cents at C$35.07, while First Quantum Minerals gave back 29 cents to $21.20.The energy sector dropped 0.47% as February crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange slipped seven cents to US$90.80 a barrel. Suncor Energy declined 40 cents to C$32.22 while Talisman Energy shed 16 cents to $11.01.The financial sector was also a drag with Scotiabank down $1.06 to $57.43.On the corporate front, Research In Motion Ltd. shares climbed five cents to $11.75. The BlackBerry maker has sold NewBay to mobile services company Synchronoss Technologies Inc. for US$55.5 million. NewBay’s cloud-based services allow customers to store, share and deliver content like photo albums, social networking and other data through smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.The Canadian Press read more

Key foreign currency quotations

Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Friday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Fri Thu 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.2977 1.3015 1.3334 1.2917 British Pound 1.6862 1.6903 1.6630 1.7197 Japanese Yen 0.0116 0.0116 0.0119 0.0125 Euro in U.S. 1.1415 1.1424 1.0681 1.1095 Euro in Cdn 1.4813 1.4868 1.4242 1.4331Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada

Womens soccer team looks for quick jump in Big Ten standings

For the first time since 1993, the women’s soccer Big Ten championship will not be decided with a post-season tournament. The change, which puts emphasis exclusively on a team’s regular season performance, makes Ohio State’s games at Wisconsin and at Minnesota this weekend all the more important.In the past, the league has had two titles, crowning both a regular season and a tournament champion. Now, the conference championship, as well as an automatic berth to the NCAA tournament, will be decided solely on the regular season standings.The elimination of the league’s post-season tournament has brought a noticeable change to the pressure brought on by each game, coach Lori Walker said. “You’re in an ‘every game matters’ scenario right from the beginning,” Walker said. “In the past, there were a few games where you just stay on task … you could always make that one last push using the tournament, and we don’t have that anymore.”Walker, who has always been a supporter of a conference tournament, said its single-elimination style was valuable practice for her team. The tournament represented a chance, the coach said, for her team to prepare for the pressures of playing in the NCAA championship at the end of the season.Junior midfielder Courtney Jenkins said the pressure is still there, it is just a little different.“Each game is a big game,” Jenkins said. “It’s always a battle, and without having the tournament at the end of the year, you can’t wait until the end to prove yourself.”Coming off of last weekend’s victories, OSU is looking to move up the Big Ten ladder this weekend. They currently sit third in the conference, behind their next two opponents, and begin the road trip Friday night to Madison to face the Badgers. The game is one of three consecutive road games for the Buckeyes. It is their longest stint away from Columbus this season. The biggest struggle of playing on the road comes in the team’s energy level, Walker said.“When you’re playing in the [Jessie Owens Memorial Stadium] and all of your friends and family is there, it can be really easy to elevate your excitement and your passion from the get-go,” Walker said. “When you’re on the road it’s got to come from the inside.”Jenkins said the team is aware of how difficult the weekend will be.“Both Minnesota and Wisconsin are going to be tough,” Jenkins said. “But I think we’ll get some good preparation this week and we’ll be ready for it.” read more

Omeyer Lavrov and Perić coming to goalkeepers camp in Makarska Croatia

Handball Goalkeepers camp in Makarska ← Previous Story WC 2011 TOP 10 LOSERS: “IHF’s website, Brandt, Wenta, Goluža…” Next Story → Miladin Kozlina in FA Goppingen The first International Handball Goalkeepers’ camp in Makarska (Croatia – 19-25 June 2011),  started it’s activity on July 20th 2010 initiated by former handball goalkeepers with expert advices of highly educated handball workers. They started a big international project of connecting young handball goalkeepers with top professionals who could help them develop their skills.Participants of this camp will be classified into two categories:– born 1993-1996– born 1992 and olderIn the camp there will be group and individual activities (technique and tactics adapted to the age of participants).Lecturer-coach and two assistants (mostly world’s most famous goalkeepers) will conduct each group (20 goalkeepers or less) and there will be two trainings a day.Top lecturers and Croatian and world’s most famous goalkeepers create a unique program of professional work. Names like Omeyer, Lavrov, Perić, Bašić, Losert, Alilović, Matošević, Pušnik and others guarantee the quality.More informations:www.handball-goalkeepers.com read more

Brief news from the week that was

first_imgDouble demeritsPolice are advising motorists to obey the road rules during the Easter holiday. There will be stiff penalties enforced with double demerits from 18 April to 22 April in New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Motorists caught speeding, illegally using their mobile phone, not wearing seatbelts and riding without a helmet will incur double demerits and hefty fines. In NSW, motorists can lose 10 demerit points and pay a $337 fine for using their telephones while driving.RIP Toula YianniToula Yiannis passed away on Sunday causing sadness to fans who enjoyed her performances in Melbourne’s local theatre scene. Apart from her appearances on stage, she received an award for her performance in the TV series, The Slap, based on the book by Greek Australian author Christos Tsiolkas.Pulitzer prizeGreek photographer Alkis Konstantinidis, 35, won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking New Photography. He was one of a group of Reuters photographers to receive an award for photos of migrants from Central and South America crossing the US border. It is not the first time that Konstantinidis has been honoured for his work. He had also received a Pulitzer Prize for his amazing coverage of the Greek refugee crisis in 2016 along with Alexandros Avramidis and the late Yannis Behrakis.Nature studyAegean farmers from Greece and Turkey arrived in Britain some 6,000 years ago, according to a study published on Monday in the journal Nature. The genetic samples of ancient remains show that there was little interbreeding between the newcomers and the darker-skinned hunter-gatherer inhabitants of the British isles. University College Evolutionary Genetics Professor Mark Thomas co-wrote the study, says that an explanation for the lack of trace of the original inhabitants may be that the hunter-gatherers were relatively few in number.Saving livesTwo Greek cardiologists managed to save a 54-year-old woman’s life during a flight from Lisbon to Zurich. Doctors Giorgos Angelopoulos and Nikos Spiliopoulos rushed to the aid of a woman suffering from a heart attack during a TAP flight. The two doctors from Aigio, a port town on the Gulf of Corinth, were returning to Zurich after attending a medical conference in Lisbon. Using minimal equipment the two experienced cardiologists sprang into action, working in unison to resuscitate the Swiss woman. They stabilised her condition. The patient was immediately transported to a hospital.NY’s Greek MarchNew York city dressed in white and blue on Sunday 14 April, in honour of the 198th anniversary of Greece’s independence from the Ottoman Empire. The annual Greek parade, which was held on the Fifth Avenue, was attended by thousands of Greek Americans and representatives of close to 100 organisations. Schools, associations and federations, communities and bands all gathered to march for Greece. For the first time, no representative of Greece’s political leadership was present as the organisers only chose to invite local government official.Parthenon marblesGreek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos called for the return of the Parthenon marbles from their “murky prison” in a new round of rhetoric for the return of the sculptures that were removed from the Acropolis by Lord Elgin in the early nineteenth century. Speaking at the New Acropolis Museum, created to house the sculptures, Mr Pavlopoulos upped the rhetoric in Greece’s campaign. “Let the British Museum come here and make the comparison between this museum of light and the murky, if I may say, prison of the British Museum where the Parthenon Marbles are held as trophies,” he said.First electric busChinese automobile manufacturer BYD presented its electric bus model that will soon be making its way to the streets of Athens. The bus is 100 per cent electric, 8.7 metres long and can carry a total of 58 passengers with 22 seated. Greek Transport and Networks Ministry Secretary General Thanos Vourdas said that “an electric bus becomes a reality for the first time in Athens.” He added that electric transport should also gradually be introduced to other urban centres around Greece. However it is not yet known when the bus will make its way to the streets.Championships in GreeceGreece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania announced a joint effort to host the 2030 World Cup and 2028 Euro games. Greek Deputy Sports Minister George Vasiliadis said that the four countries are on a “common course” that is kicking off with optimism for better days ahead for the region. He hosted the signing of a memorandum on Saturday after meetings in Thessaloniki.New judgesThe Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointments of Elizabeth Brimer SC and George Georgiou SC as judges of the County Court. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

SPOILERS 518 WWE Superstars tapings from Richmond

first_img Roman Reigns Is Back After Absence For Leukemia SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Google+ Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WhatsApp Pinterest Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Naomi Ackie to face Yoda for Star Wars spoilers! Curtis Axel SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Now Playing Up Next Joel Edgerton Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts CREED II s Florian Munteanu to fight Anthony Joshua? The following was taped on Monday night in Richmond, Virginia.5/18 WWE Superstars tapings:* Alicia Fox def. Summer Rae.* Macho Mandow & Curtis Axel def. Heath Slater & Adam Rose.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCREED II s Florian Munteanu to fight Anthony Joshua?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 2:39/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 9.90%0:02Remaining Time -2:37 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Dolph Lundgren found superhero movie stunt scenes really difficult to shoot Facebook SPOILERS: 8/15 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitchlast_img read more

Ban will make it difficult for Chelsea to replace Sarri

first_imgChelsea’s plan to hire a new manager may be scuppered by the transfer ban imposed on the club, according to Jamie Redknapp.With results not going as planned on the pitch, Chelsea were further plunged into crisis with a transfer ban by FIFA just two days before their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.Sky Sports News reports that the punishments was a result of a three-year FIFA investigation related to the signing of more than a dozen players by Chelsea.They will be able to sell players, but not register any new ones. However, any thoughts Chelsea had of changing their head coach will have to be revised now, according to Redknapp.“Difficult times ahead for Chelsea,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “They might be able to appeal that, but the worry is where does this stop. They will feel like they have been picked on a little bit.“If you are a young player at the club, though, then this is music to your ears and is a really big opportunity for a lot of these young players. There are no excuses for these young players now.“If they do go for a new manager, they are going to have to go for someone who buys into their youth system. Whether that is a legend of the club, like Frank Lampard, they will have to turn to youth.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSarri: “Cristiano Ronaldo is the strongest player in the world” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri has no doubts that Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man at Juventus, and plans to the star give more freedom to exploit his talents to their fullest extent.🗣️ #CFC transfer ban “could force club to stick with Sarri”, says @Sjopinion10https://t.co/KeBOEEujxg— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 22, 2019“Sarri isn’t that type of manager, but I don’t blame him, because you are under so much pressure at Chelsea to win, you haven’t got the time to blood young players.“Pochettino has that luxury, as he knows he is not going to get sacked. At Chelsea you have a bad eight months you get sacked.”A win for Chelsea in the Carabao Cup finals on Sunday will be the first trophy won by Sarri and that could go a long way to reduce the pressure at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

Insurance claims from deadly California wildfires top 114B

first_imgInsurance claims from deadly California wildfires top $11.4B Posted: January 28, 2019 SACRAMENTO (AP) – Insurance claims from California’s deadly November 2018 wildfires have topped $11.4 billion.State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara said Monday that more than $8 billion worth of damage comes from the fire that leveled the town of Paradise and killed 86 people. About $3 billion more is from two Southern California wildfires that ignited the same week.The $11.4 billion is just shy of the claims filed in a series of 2017 wildfires, including deadly blazes that tore through Northern California wine country.The Paradise wildfire destroyed about double the number of homes than the wine country fires, but property values are lower in the rural Northern California region.Including other major California fires in July 2018, total insurance claims from the year neared $12.4 billion. AP, AP Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Wildfires FacebookTwitter January 28, 2019last_img read more

Chinese team builds first quantum router

first_img(A) Illustration of a genuine quantum router. The control photon can be in arbitrary superposition states with coecients c0; c1 that determine the path of the signal photon. (B) The entanglement-based approach to implementation of a genuine quantum router. With a bit of pre-shared entanglement, the quantum router can be realized with linear optical devices. The control coecients c0; c1 are imprinted through operation on the control photon alone with a polarization rotator and a lter. The routing is realized with a polarization beam splitter (PBS) and a wave plate on the signal photon. Image from arXiv:1207.7265v1 [quant-ph] 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. Physicists build first single-photon router © 2012 Phys.org Explore further More information: Experimental demonstration of an entanglement-based quantum router, arXiv:1207.7265v1 [quant-ph] arxiv.org/abs/1207.7265AbstractWe report an experiment that demonstrates full function of a quantum router using entangled photons, where the paths of a single-photon pulse are controlled in a coherent fashion by polarization of another single photon. Through a projective measurement, we prepare the polarization of the control photon in arbitrary superposition states, leading to coherent routing of the target photon in quantum superposition of different paths. We demonstrate quantum nature of this router through optical measurements based on quantum state tomography and show an average fidelity of $(93.24pm 0.23)%$ for the quantum routing operation.center_img The trick in routing quantum data is that reading the information from a signal that tells a router where to send data, causes that data or signal to be destroyed; that’s just how quantum mechanics works, so the ordinary way of routing data on a network won’t work. To get around that problem, the researchers used two of the special properties of quantum particles, namely, entanglement, whereby whatever happens to one, automatically happens to another and the fact that a particle is capable of representing two states at once (i.e. both 1 and 0).To build their router the team first generated a photon with superposition (one that has both horizontal and vertical polarization states); they then converted the photon to two entangled photons that also had superposition states. Then they treated one of the entangled pair as the control signal and the other as the data signal. When the control signal is read, and destroyed, the router gains the information it needs to know regarding which of two optical fiber cables to send the data signal, and thus, routes the data signal down the desired path.The researchers aren’t claiming they’ve come up with a solution for building a quantum Internet, as clearly their router is only capable of routing a single cubit, but it does demonstrate that routing quantum data is possible, and that’s something that until now, no one else has been able to do. And it also gives hope to researchers that someday a new and different type of quantum router will be created that really will allow for a true quantum Internet, and if that happens, data transmission will likely become so fast, that it will cease to be a topic of conversation. Citation: Chinese team builds first quantum router (2012, August 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-chinese-team-quantum-router.html Journal information: arXiv (Phys.org) — With all the talk of quantum computers, little notice has been made of work on what is known as a quantum Internet, which is where data is sent across a web of computers via devices that work at the quantum, rather than atomic level, thereby increasing the speed of the whole system. The holdup at this point is in creating devices capable of routing such information. Now it appears that a team of physicists working from Tsinghau University in China have proven that it’s possible to do so. They have, as they describe in the paper they’ve uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, built a working quantum router capable of routing one cubit.last_img read more

IndoChina border personnel meeting held at Nathula

first_imgDarjeeling: A special border personnel meeting between India and China was held at Nathula in Sikkim on Thursday, to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).On invitation from the PLA, a delegation of the Indian Army comprising officers and soldiers took part in the celebration. The PLA troops interacted with the visiting Indian delegation and presented a cultural programme. As a gesture of goodwill, the Indian side also reciprocated with traditional cultural events to mark the occasion. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDelegations from both sides also met at Kongra La in North Sikkim. The ceremonial meeting was headed by Brigadier-ranked officials from both sides. The celebrations provided an opportunity to both sides to display their rich culture. “Such interactions go a long way in ensuring better understanding between both armies and have contributed towards achieving common goals of peace and tranquility along the borders,” stated an Army release.last_img read more

Haitians booted from Dominican Republic uncertain of future

first_imgAndre Joseph, 53, who says he was born in the Dominican Republic and lived there until being deported the day before, sits inside a school classroom where residents have allowed him and other deportees to sleep in the village of Fonbaya, Haiti, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Thousands of people began preparing Thursday for deportation from the Dominican Republic after failing to obtain legal residency as part of a government program to crack down on migrants, most of them from neighboring Haiti or of Haitian descent. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) The repatriations are not going to be “a witch hunt,” Interior Minister Ramon Fadul said. “It will be a gradual process, as it should be, without any sudden surprises.”But Dominican officials also warned that people should start carrying documents to prove they are legal residents, to avoid deportation in case authorities stop them.Advocates for the migrants have criticized the registration plan as discriminatory regardless of the pace of deportations.Dominican military officials and immigration agents have consistently raided communities with a high concentration of Haitians and detained people based on the way they look, said Wade McMullen, managing attorney for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in Washington.“The Dominican Republic is shooting themselves in the foot, and it seems to be for short-term political gain,” he said in a phone interview. “Over the long term, they’re going to realize that there’s not only going to be a significant economic impact, but that the human toll is going to be even greater.”One of those worrying about what will happen is 27-year-old Julio Mato, a moto-taxi driver who says he was born in the Dominican Republic to a Haitian mother and a Dominican father. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall During an interview by phone, Mato said many people he knows are fearful of being deported, and added that he doesn’t understand why the Dominican Republic wants to chase off Haitians, who mainly work in low-wage jobs, often in construction and agriculture and as maids and gardeners.“We live off the Haitians and the Haitians live off us,” he said.Fadul expressed surprise at the number of people who sought to obtain legal residency, with dozens complaining they were turned away when the deadline expired at midnight Wednesday after standing in line for more than 24 hours.“I don’t know why in recent days thousands of people have come,” he said, noting that the registration for legal residency began a year ago. “Who has brought them? Why didn’t they come before?”The program began last June after legal challenges delayed its original launch in 2004. Non-citizens can qualify for legal residency if they can prove they have been in the Dominican Republic since before October 2011.Souverin said he has lived in the Dominican Republic for nearly two decades and obtained an official document two years ago with help from a nonprofit organization only to have it seized at the border when he returned from a quick trip to Haiti. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober He also accused school officials of seizing the papers of his Dominican-born children, forcing them to quit school, echoing a common complaint among migrants.“I don’t like this one bit,” he said. “Why do they treat me this way?”The government implemented the registration program amid international criticism of a 2013 decision by the Dominican Supreme Court that people born in the Dominican Republic to non-citizens did not qualify for citizenship under the constitution unless they had at least one parent who was a citizen or legal resident. The ruling rendered thousands effectively stateless. Officials said they will grant citizenship to some 50,000 people in this category.Souverin is now one of nearly 50 deported migrants staying at the shelter in Haiti, including women who are breastfeeding their babies.He said he doesn’t know what he is going to do or how he will provide for his family.“I don’t have a house,” Souverin said. “I lost all my resources.”___Associated Press writer Evens Sanon reported this story in Fonbaya, Haiti, and Danica Coto reported from San Juan, Puerto Rico. AP writers Ezequiel Abiu Lopez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Pierre Richard Luxama in Fonbaya contributed to this report. Comments   Share   Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FONBAYA, Haiti (AP) — Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being uprooted from his longtime home on the other side of the border in the Dominican Republic, far from the Haitian shelter where he is staying.Dominican authorities deported the 35-year-old farm worker along with his wife and four children early this week, leaving Souverin to ponder what he will do in Haiti — a deeply poor country that he left at age 17 to find work in the relatively more prosperous Dominican Republic. Sponsored Stories “I’m not taking this well,” he told The Associated Press in Spanish as his small daughter fell asleep on the shelter’s concrete floor Thursday. “They sent me here with two empty hands. Everything I own was left behind.”The Dominican Republic has long had uneasy relations with migrant workers like Souverin and it is becoming decidedly more unfriendly.Human rights activists worry that tens of thousands of people will face Souverin’s plight in the coming weeks and months now that the Dominican government is pledging to deport non-citizens who did not submit applications to establish legal residency before Wednesday night’s deadline. Most of those affected are from neighboring Haiti or of Haitian descent.An estimated 460,000 Haitian migrants live in the Dominican Republic, which shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with Haiti. Officials have said nearly 290,000 people had enrolled in the immigration registration program, but only about 10,000 provided the required documents.Many people had expected authorities to immediately start deporting people after the deadline passed, but the government said it would be a slow, developing process. 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first_img This image released by ABC shows adult film star Stormy Daniels, left, laughs with host Jimmy Kimmel during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Randy Holmes/ABC via AP) Porn star weaves tangled tale on alleged affair with Trump NEW YORK, N.Y. – The latest twists in the tangled tale of what happened between Donald Trump and an adult film star more than a decade ago have the woman both firmly denying an extramarital affair with Trump and then playing coy about that denial.Stormy Daniels, the woman who allegedly had a sexual relationship with a then-married Donald Trump in 2006, said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon that the alleged affair never occurred.By that night, however, Daniels appeared to disown the statement in an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” saying she didn’t know where it came from and the signature didn’t look like hers.In the hours after the show, Daniels’ lawyer and public relations manager both reaffirmed her commitment to the earlier denial. They also said she was cancelling a planned Thursday interview on ABC’s “The View.”Daniels’ real name is Stephanie Clifford. Her tale of what happened with Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in Nevada became a point of fascination after The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that the president’s longtime personal lawyer had arranged a $130,000 payment to Clifford in October 2016 to keep her from publicly discussing the alleged sexual encounter during the presidential campaign.The lawyer, Michael Cohen, has denied there was an affair. Neither he nor Clifford has addressed whether she was paid $130,000, and, if so, why.On Kimmel’s show, Clifford ducked most questions about the alleged affair by either remaining silent or cracking jokes.Gina Rodriguez, a publicist for Clifford, said she cancelled Clifford’s scheduled appearance on “The View” after a previous guest questioned whether she should be making public appearances. Rodriguez said in a statement to The Associated Press that Clifford signed the statement denying an affair with Trump in front of her and Clifford’s lawyer, Keith Davidson.___AP Television Writer Lynn Elber in Los Angeles contributed to this report.center_img by Jeff Horwitz And Jake Pearson, The Associated Press Posted Jan 30, 2018 5:52 pm PDT Last Updated Jan 31, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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