India vs New Zealand: White Ferns beat Mithali Raj’s team for consolation win in 3rd ODI

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand: White Ferns beat Mithali Raj’s team for consolation win in 3rd ODIIndia clinched the series 2-1 despite losing the third and final ODI against New Zealand (150/2) by 8 wickets in Hamilton on Friday.advertisement Rohan Sen HamiltonFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 1, 2019 13:35 IST New Zealand beat India in the 3rd ODI by 8 wicket but lost the series 1-2 (@WHITE_FERNS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMithali Raj became the first female cricketer to play 200 ODIsIndia though lost the match by 8 wickets having scored just 149New Zealand’s win was not enough as India clinched the series 2-1 after having won the first two ODIsMithali Raj’s record 200th ODI appearance ended in defeat as India lost the third and final match of the series by 8 wickets against New Zealand in Hamilton on Friday.Chasing a modest target of 150, New Zealand rode on half-centuries from Suzie Bates and Amy Satterthwaite to win the match in the 30th over. The series however, ended 2-1 in India’s favour.Captain Satterthwaite remained unbeaten on 66 while Bates scored 57 off 64 balls as the White Ferns chased down the target in 29.2 overs at Seddon Park.Poonam Yadav managed to grab a wicket while Jhulan Goswami affected a run out of Lauren Down but it was too little too late for Mithali’s team.Earlier, Mithali managed to add just 9 runs to the Indian total while Deepti Sharma top-scored with 52 off 90 balls as India got bowled out for 149 in 44 overs. Harmanpreet Kaur was the next-best scorer with 24 runs.For New Zealand, Anna Peterson starred with the ball as she took 4 wickets for 28 runs while Lea Tahuhu bagged 3 wickets for 26 runs.Mithali’s 200th match made her the first female cricketer to achieve the feat in the 50-over format.Congratulations on No.200 Skipper – @M_Raj03 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/oxCWRp4qGOBCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) February 1, 2019Interestingly, India have played 263 ODIs in total and Mithali has featured in 200 of them. Since her ODI debut on 25 June, 1999, the team have played 213 matches in the format. She has been a part of all but 13 of them.This is Mithali’s 20th year in international cricket during which time she has amassed 6622 runs in 200 ODIs with 7 hundreds and 52 half-centuries in 180 innings. The 36-year-old has also played 10 Tests and scored 663 runs at an average of 51 while in 85 T20Is she has managed 2283 runs at 37.42 with 17 fifties.advertisementThe women’s team’s loss came a day after the Indian men’s team suffered an 8-wicket defeat in the fourth ODI against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand team at the same venue.Rohit Sharma, who was also playing his 200th game on Thursday, was leading the team in Virat Kohli’s absence and didn’t have the best of games either as India got bowled out for 92 thanks to Trent Boult’s five-wicket haul. Rohit managed just 7 runs in the match.New Zealand then rode on Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls’s unbeaten knocks to reach the target with 8 wickets in hand.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow White FernsFollow Mithali RajFollow 3rd ODIFollow 200th ODIFollow match reportlast_img read more

Industrial output growth drops to 43 pc in July

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s industrial production growth slowed to 4.3 per cent in July, dragged mainly by manufacturing sector’s poor show, according to government data released on Thursday. Factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), had expanded 6.5 per cent in July 2018. The industrial output growth was recorded at 1.2 per cent in June and 4.6 per cent in May this year. According to data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, industrial output grew at 3.3 per cent in April-July period this fiscal, down from 5.4 per cent growth in the same period a year ago. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The IIP data showed a significant slowdown in the manufacturing sector, which grew at 4.2 per cent in July 2019 as compared to 7 per cent a year ago. Capital goods segment, which is a barometer of investment, saw a contraction of 7.1 per cent in July compared to 2.3 per cent rise a year ago. Mining growth was 4.9 per cent in July as compared to 3.4 per cent in the same month last fiscal. The expansion in the power generation sector stood at 4.8 per cent in July, compared to 6.6 per cent a year earlier. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday As per use-based classification, the growth rates in July 2019 over July 2018 are 3.5 per cent in primary goods, 13.9 per cent in intermediate goods and 2.1 per cent in infrastructure/construction goods. Consumer durables and consumer non-durables have recorded growth of (-) 2.7 percent and 8.3 per cent, respectively. In terms of industries, 13 out of 23 industry groups in the manufacturing sector have shown positive growth during July as compared to the same month a year ago. The industry group ‘manufacture of food products’ has shown the highest positive growth of 23.4 per cent followed by 17.3 per cent in ‘manufacture of basic metals’ and 15 per cent in ‘manufacture of wearing apparel’. On the other hand, the industry group ‘manufacture of paper and paper products’ has shown the highest negative growth of (-) 15.4 per cent followed by (-) 13.3 per cent in ‘manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers’ and (-) 10.9 per cent in ‘printing and reproduction of recorded media’, it added.last_img read more

Liberals commit 15M to help universities tackle oncampus sexual violence

first_imgOTTAWA — The Liberal government is committing up to $1.5 million to help colleges and universities get better at dealing with sexual violence on campus.Maryam Monsef, the minister for women and gender equality, says the money is to be spent over two years to fill gaps in resources that post-secondary institutions need to tackle the problem.Earlier this year, Monsef asked an advisory committee to develop national standards to hold universities and colleges to account when it comes to addressing gender-based violence.Student groups welcomed the effort but said those promises should be backed up by the resources and oversight needed to make them work.The Liberal government committed $5.5 million over five years towards the initiative in the 2018 federal budget, which also came with a threat.The budget said that beginning this year, the federal government would consider holding back funding from institutions that are not putting “best practices addressing sexual assaults on campus” into place.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

5 reasons to keep renting

You have a stable job and a solid nest egg. Time to buy a home, right? Not necessarily.Although homeownership can offer financial benefits like equity, appreciation and tax deductions, there may still be good reasons to keep renting even when you can afford to buy, including more mobility and financial flexibility.“It’s really just not as cut and dried as the famous ‘throwing money away on rent,’ especially if renting is buying you something you value, such as flexibility or consistency in terms of cost of living,” says Charlie Bolognino, a certified financial planner at Side-by-Side Financial Planning LLC in Plymouth, Minnesota.Here are five reasons renting might make sense for you.YOU WANT FLEXIBILITYBuying a home could easily tie you to a place for years, if not decades. You can always sell, of course, but there are associated costs — andyou could lose money if you sell too soon or are forced to sell in a down market.Renting, on the other hand, gives you more freedom to relocate as desired. Sure, you have a lease to consider, but those typically last just 12 months, and you may have the option to sublet if you can find a new tenant. So you can more easily jump at a career opportunity across the country or simply try a different neighbourhood on for size.That level of flexibility can also provide relief if your financial situation changes.“When you’re renting, you have a light at the end of the tunnel where, if you’re stretched thinner than you thought you would be, you can pick up and move when your lease is up,” says Kelly Ennis, a certified financial planner and founder of Infinity Financial Strategies LLC in Granby, Connecticut. “With a house, you have to pay it off or sell it, and hope you get at least as much as you paid or enough to cover your mortgage.”YOU DON’T HAVE TIME FOR MAINTENANCEHomeownership is work. Yardwork. Housework. Maintenance work. All of that can be a drain.“Owning your own property just takes more time,” says Kenny Kline, an entrepreneur in Brooklyn, New York. “Dealing with maintenance, the co-op board, the occasional construction project all takes more time and stress than you realize.”Kline previously owned a home, but went back to renting and has “never looked back,” he says. “Now, I live in a well-managed apartment building, and all of that is taken care of for me.”YOU CRAVE AMENITIESRenting can give you access to perks like an on-site gym or a rooftop swimming pool. But some buildings go well beyond the basics, offering next-level amenities, says Sophie Morrison, a real estate broker in downtown Chicago.“We’re seeing things like bowling alleys, boxing rings, golf simulators, massage rooms, salt saunas, basketball courts, movie theatres, recording studios and wine cellars,” Morrison says, noting that many of her clients can afford to buy but choose to rent in part because of the amenities new buildings offer. “These luxuries are significantly more common in rental buildings than condos.”YOU LIKE FINANCIAL PREDICTABILITYAverage rents in a city may fluctuate, but once you sign a lease, your rent is fixed for the duration of the lease, if not beyond. The same cannot always be said for homeownership.Yes, your mortgage payments remain stable, but maintenance costs can be unpredictable. Property taxes can also fluctuate, and not just because your home value increases. Cities can impose higher property tax rates, and federal laws can change (and have changed) how much you can deduct from your taxes.Buying a home comes with a lot more upfront costs, too. First, there’s the down payment, which might be anywhere from 5% to 20% of the home price. Then, there’s closing costs. On a $300,000 home, you could pay as much as $15,000 in closing costs.All of that can leave you feeling cash poor. So it’s not surprising that 34% of first-time U.S. homebuyers said they no longer felt financially secure after purchasing their current home, according to a survey conducted this year by The Harris Poll for NerdWallet.YOU HAVE A GOOD THING GOINGAnother great reason to keep renting? You love where you live.If you have a great house or apartment with a reliable landlord and below-market rent, follow the adage: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”You aren’t throwing money away by renting. In fact, you may be saving money if you live in a city where renting is cheaper than owning a home .“Everyone needs a place to hang their hat, but there’s no law that says you need to own that place,” Bolognino says. “Find a place that meets your needs, that provides you flexibility or value or piece of mind.”___This article was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Kelsey Sheehy is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: ksheehy@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @KelseyLSheehy.RELATED LINKS:NerdWallet: Rent vs. buy calculatorhttp://bit.ly/nerdwallet-rent-buy-calculatorKelsey Sheehy, The Associated Press read more

Former foreign minister of Chile chosen as next UN envoy for Haiti

Mr. Fernández will succeed Edmond Mulet of Guatemala at the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), according to a statement released by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson. In the statement Mr Ban expressed his deep appreciation to Mr. Mulet – who will complete his assignment on 31 May – for his contribution to UN efforts in Haiti in the wake of last year’s catastrophic earthquake. Mr. Fernández was Chile’s foreign minister between 2009 and 2010. He also worked as his country’s Ambassador to the United States, United Kingdom, Spain and Italy and in the Chilean Mission to the European Union. Between 2003 and 2007, Mr. Fernández also acted as Chile’s Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission. Between 1974 and 1982, during a period of military rule in Chile, Mr. Fernández was exiled in Germany where he worked as a magazine editor, among other jobs. The new appointment was announced two days after Michel Martelly was sworn in as the new President of Haiti at a ceremony attended by UN officials in the capital, Port-au-Prince. 16 May 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Mariano Fernández, a former foreign minister from Chile, as his next Special Representative for Haiti and head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean nation. read more

US homebuilder sentiment rises in June

In this Wednesday, May 25, 2016, photo, crews prepare a site for new homes in Chandler, Ariz. On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo releases its June index of builder sentiment. (AP Photo/Matt York) U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects this month than they have since the beginning of the year.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday rose two points to 60. That’s the highest reading since January.Readings above 50 indicate more builders view sales conditions as good, rather than poor. The index had been in the low 60s for eight months until February, when it slipped to 58. It held steady there for another three months.Builders’ outlook for sales over the next six months and a measure of traffic by prospective buyers both climbed to the highest level since November. A gauge of builders’ view of current sales also rose.The latest survey of builders comes as the housing market is showing signs of growth after a weak start to the spring home-selling season.Sales of new U.S. homes surged nearly 17 per cent in April to a seasonally adjusted rate of 619,000, the highest level since January 2008. That followed a drop in sales for March. May sales data are due out next week.Steady job gains and low mortgage rates have encouraged more Americans to buy new homes. That trend is driving home construction and helping support the economy.Still, the housing market has yet to recover from the long-term consequences of the downturn a decade ago. Sales have yet to return to their historical long-run pace of about 650,000 a year.Even so, the latest builder survey results indicate that the housing market “should continue to move forward in the second half of 2016,” said Robert Dietz, the NAHB’s chief economist.This month’s builder index was based on 233 respondents.Builders’ view of sales over the next six months climbed five points to 70, while a gauge of traffic by prospective buyers rose three points to 47. Both readings were the highest since November.A measure of current sales conditions for single-family homes edged up one point to 64.Though new homes represent only a fraction of the housing market, they have an outsized impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in tax revenue, according to NAHB data. US homebuilder sentiment rises in June by Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Posted Jun 16, 2016 8:02 am MDT Last Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ohio State volleyball sweeps weekend competition

Senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger (12) winds up to serve in a match against Florida Gulf Coast on Sept. 5 at St. John Arena. OSU won 3-1 Credit: Emily Yarcusko / For the LanternThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team swept through a trio of matches over the weekendOSU went into Oxford, Ohio, and won the Miami (Ohio) University Invitational. The Buckeyes (9-3) have now won nine of their last 10 games.In four non-conference tournaments this season, the Buckeyes swept competition in two and won three. All three tournament victories came within Ohio.In their third and final match of the tournament against Miami (Ohio) (7-5), the Buckeyes lost their only set of the entire tournament, but still took down the Redhawks with an attack percentage of .234 in four sets (20-25, 28-26, 25-16, 25-17).Junior outside hitter Katie Mitchell led all players in kills with 25, followed by sophomore outside hitter Kylie Randall and freshman outside hitter Luisa Schirmer, who each had 12. Senior defensive specialist Alyssa Winner led all players in digs with 25, while Schirmer contributed 10. Senior setter Taylor Sherwin led all players in assists with 46, while sophomore setter Maggie Heim added 10.In their second match of the tournament, and first on Saturday against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (5-9), the Buckeyes completed a clean sweep against the Jaguars in just under 90 minutes (25-18, 29-27, 25-20).Four Buckeyes had double-digit digs against the Jaguars. Sophomore defensive specialist Valeria León led all players with 17, followed by Schirmer with 14, Sherwin with 12 and senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger with 11. Sekinger also led all players in kills with 22, while Schirmer followed with 12 of her own. Sherwin had double-digit assists with 39.Against the University of Alabama-Birmingham (3-9), the Buckeyes completed a clean sweep in just 77 minutes (25-17, 25-22, 25-16).Two players totaled double-digit points against the Blazers for OSU, as Sekinger led all players with 11 kills, followed by Mitchell with 10. Sherwin had double-digit assists with 31.The team also combined for an attack percentage of .286 against the Blazers.Sherwin was named tournament MVP, while Sekinger and Mitchell were also named to the all-tournament team.Sherwin led all players in assists with 116 over the two-day event.The Buckeyes are scheduled to open Big Ten competition on Wednesday as they’re scheduled to take on Minnesota (10-1) at 8 p.m., followed by a trip to Wisconsin (9-1) on Sunday to take on the Badgers. The match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. read more

Police increase presence at Camp Street after transferred prisoners create ruckus

Police officers are presently situated around the Camp Street Prison block in Georgetown after prisoners who were transported to the location on Monday have been reportedly pounding on the walls and shouting.When Inews arrived on the scene, police officials refrained from making comments but confirmed that security had been heightened because of the behaviour of the prisoners.Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels was not immediately available for a comment to the media.The relocation of these prisoners came on the heels of the second prison break in the space of one month which saw the escape of 13 hardened inmates housed at the walled compound of the Lusignan Prison on Sunday evening.Thus far, seven (7) of the escapees have been recaptured.A man hunt is still ongoing for the remaining 6, in addition to the other four who had escaped during the July 9 Camp Street conflagration.The 10 wanted men have been identified as Clive Forde, Shawn Harris, Kerry Cromwell, Pascal Smith,  Kendall Skeet, Paul Goriah, Mark Durant Williams, Uree Varswyck, Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander, and Cobena Sephens. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRamjattan assures security tight at Camp St. brick prisonJuly 25, 2017In “latest news”Recaptured Lusignan prison escapees create ruckus, demand “steak” for breakfastSeptember 19, 2017In “Crime”Lusignan prison break: 86 ‘real bad’ prisoners will return to Camp Street today – RamjattanJuly 24, 2017In “Crime” read more

Barnardos gets its own stamp on 50th anniversary

first_imgA SPECIALLY-COMMISSIONED stamp has been unveiled by An Post to mark the golden anniversary of children’s charity Barnardos.The 55c postage stamp was launched by Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte and Fergus Finlay yesterday afternoon at the GPO.Finlay said the organisation feels “very honoured” that the Government and An Post has marked its contribution to Irish society “in such a wonderful way”.“We hope the stamp will spread a message of hope to all who see it and that it might prompt families in need to reach out for our help,” he added.“Looking back on 50 years, it is humbling to realise that an organisation like Barnardos has made a difference to the lives of more than 100,000 children in Ireland. Many people have been part of the Barnardos journey – to all those who have volunteered their skills and time, who have given whatever they could afford to support our work and most importantly to the children and families who have opened their doors to allow us to make that difference, thank you.”An Post’s Donal Connell said the stamp will appear “all over the world” as it travels on cards, letters packages and takes its place in philatelic collections.Designed by Zinc Design, the 55 cent stamp features colourful elements from the paintings of young children attending some of Barnardos 42 project centres.last_img read more

Breast cancer patients who stop oral hormone therapy at threefold risk of

first_imgIt is now hoped that scientists can build on these findings to create the best possible supports to help women remain on the therapy, while reducing the impact on their daily lives of the hormones.Twin with breast cancer donates skin and fat tissue to sister who also has cancer>Column: ‘I lost my breast to cancer in my 20s, but I’m now expecting my first child’> ORAL HORMONE THERAPY following an incidence of breast cancer is even more important than previously thought, according to an Irish medical study.Researchers at Trinity College Dublin found that women who stopped taking the therapy before the prescribed end date are almost three times as likely to see a recurrence of the cancer than those women who took the whole course.The oral hormone therapy is generally prescribed long-term – for a period of roughly five years – after initial treatment. Women have reported some side effects including joint pain and hot flushes and it was found in a previous TCD study that one-third of women do not persist with the medication for the whole five years.Dr Ian Barron of the pharmacoepidemiology department in TCD analysed long-term outcomes for different groups, with the help of funding from the Health Research Board. He found that there was a 2.88-fold increase in cancer returning for women who did not take the oral hormones as prescribed.Prof Kathleen Bennett of TCD said: The benefits of taking the drugs clearly outweigh the risk of not taking them, in spite of the unpleasant side effects.The women who were non-persistent increased their risk of recurrence threefold, while taking the hormone therapy for the five years reduced the risk of death by a quarter.last_img read more

Five pilot whales die after pod gets stranded on Donegal beach

first_imgFIVE WHALES HAVE died today in County Donegal after a pod of 13 pilot whales got stranded on a beach in  Falcarragh.Scores of locals tried to guide the whales into deep water as the tide came in.The remaining whales that were freed have become stranded again this evening further along the coast. Source: @BarryWhyte85 Source: Barry Whyte/Twitter Dozens gathering around the dead whales on beach in Falcarragh. Children crying pic.twitter.com/Fy2Wr64pcU— Barry Whyte (@BarryWhyte85) July 7, 2014center_img The Irish Coastguard told TheJournal.ie that a crew and the gardaí are at the scene.“We are there to ensure that people do not put themselves at risk. A lot of people have been heading down to the beach to try and help,” said a spokesperson.He said that they had spoken to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, who are also at the scene, for advice. Source: Screengrab/RTE News“Very little can be done. It is a very sad thing that often happens to pilot whales,” he said, adding that they were told that trying to manoeuvre them might cause more stress to the whales.RTÉ Six One News reported that the local authority have said this evening that nothing more can be done and they simply have to let nature take its course.This is the thirteenth stranding of whales in Donegal this year.Read: Your baby dolphin making the most of the Wexford winter sunshine pics of the day>Read: Awe-inspiring footage of huge whale and dolphin ‘stampede’ off California>last_img read more

Isis death toll from Mother Of All Bombs reaches 90

first_img Apr 15th 2017, 9:42 AM 133 Comments Saturday 15 Apr 2017, 9:42 AM Image: AP/PA Images Isis death toll from ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ reaches 90 The bomb was dropped on Thursday. 37,206 Views https://jrnl.ie/3341977 Share Tweet Email1 center_img AFGHAN AUTHORITIES HAVE reported a jump in fatalities from the American military’s largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led forces conducted clean-up operations over their mountain hideouts.Dubbed the “Mother Of All Bombs”, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast was unleashed in combat for the first time on Thursday, hitting IS positions in a remote area of eastern Nangarhar province.The unprecedented attack triggered global shock waves, with some condemning the use of Afghanistan as what they called a testing ground for the weapon, and against a militant group that is not considered a threat as big as the resurgent Taliban.The bomb smashed IS’s hideouts, a tunnel-and-cave complex that had been mined against conventional ground attacks, engulfing the remote area in a huge mushroom cloud and towering flames.“At least 92 Daesh (IS) fighters were killed in the bombing,” Achin district governor Esmail Shinwari told AFP. File photo of Al Weimorts (left), the creator of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb. Source: ABACANangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani gave a toll of 90, far higher than the initial toll of 36 IS fighters given by Afghan officials.Shinwari insisted there were “no military and civilian casualties at all”, adding that Afghan commandos and American troops are carrying out clean-up operations in the area.Security experts say IS had built their base close to civilian homes, but the government said thousands of local families had already fled the area in recent months of fighting.An elderly man who lives close to the bombing site in Achin’s Momand Dara area said the blast was so piercingly loud that his infant granddaughter was experiencing hearing loss.The massive bomb was dropped after fighting intensified over the past week and US-backed ground forces struggled to advance on the area. An American special forces soldier was killed last Saturday in Nangarhar while conducting anti-IS operations.“The enemy had created bunkers, tunnels and extensive mine fields, and this weapon was used to reduce those obstacles so that we could continue our offensive in Nangarhar,” General John Nicholson, the top US commander in Afghanistan, said on Friday.‘Disproportionate’President Ashraf Ghani threw his support behind the bombardment, saying it was “designed to support the efforts of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and US forces conducting clearance operations in the region”.The bombing came only a week after US President Donald Trump ordered missile strikes against Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack, and as China warned of the potential for conflict amid rising US tensions with North Korea.Trump hailed the mission in Achin district as “very, very successful”.But some analysts called the action “disproportionate”.“The Trump administration made a lot of noise with this bomb, but the general state of play on the ground remains the same: The Taliban continues to wage a formidable and ferocious insurgency. ISIS, by comparison, is a sideshow,” Michael Kugelman of the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington told AFP, using an alternative acronym for IS.“Still, from a strategic standpoint, there is an unsettling takeaway here: The US pulled off a huge shock and awe mission against an enemy that isn’t even the top threat to the US in Afghanistan. The Taliban continues to sit pretty.”The Taliban, a much bigger insurgent group, is expected to soon announce the start of this year’s fighting season.IS, notorious for its reign of terror in Syria and Iraq, has made inroads into Afghanistan in recent years, attracting disaffected members of the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban as well as Uzbek Islamists.But the group has been steadily losing ground in the face of heavy pressure both from US air strikes and a ground offensive led by Afghan forces.- © AFP, 2017Read: These are the price differences in alcohol and cigarettes across the border that Noonan is monitoring >Read: Police want to speak to this man in connection with the death of Irishman Dylan Crawford > By AFP An Afghan commando stands guard at the Pandola village of near the site of the US forces’ bombing in Achin district of Jalalabad. Image: AP/PA Images Short URL An Afghan commando stands guard at the Pandola village of near the site of the US forces’ bombing in Achin district of Jalalabad. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

EtatsUnis de la viande contaminée aux bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques

first_imgEtats-Unis : de la viande contaminée aux bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiquesUne nouvelle étude publiée ce vendredi indique qu’aux Etats-Unis, une partie de la viande et des volailles vendue en supermarchés ou chaînes de distribution serait contaminée par des bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques.Alerte à la viande contaminée aux Etats-Unis. D’après une étude effectuée par le Translational Genomics Research Institute, 47% des échantillons de viande et de volaille testés contenaient des staphylocoques dorés tandis que plus de la moitié des bactéries retrouvées sur les échantillons seraient résistantes à plusieurs classes d’antibiotiques. Les résultats de cette étude ont été publiés dans la revue Clinical Infectious Diseases et montrent que la principale source de contamination sont les animaux eux-mêmes.À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plageCela constitue un véritable problème et notamment si la viande en question est consommée crue ou pas suffisamment cuite pour détruire les staphylocoques. Au total, les chercheurs se sont penchés sur 136 échantillons de bœuf, poulet, porc et dinde, de 80 marques différentes, provenant de 26 magasins d’alimentation répartis dans cinq centres urbains. Le principal auteur de l’étude, Lance Price, cité par Le Parisien, explique : “Pour la première fois, nous savons à quel point la viande et les volailles que nous consommons aux États-Unis est contaminée avec des staphylocoques résistants aux antibiotiques et cela est substantiel. Le fait que des staphylocoques dorés résistants aux antibiotiques soient aussi fréquents dans la viande et volailles que nous consommons et qui proviennent probablement des animaux d’élevage eux-mêmes, est préoccupant”. Il termine : “Cette situation requiert toute l’attention des autorités sanitaires qui devraient se pencher de plus près sur la manière dont les antibiotiques sont utilisés dans les élevages pour la production de viande”. L’AFP précise que les lieux de grands élevages industriels sont idéaux pour le développement de staphylocoques dorés résistants aux antibiotiques alors que la nourriture distribuée contient souvent une faible dose d’antibiotiques.Le 15 avril 2011 à 14:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo comments on Juventus anger Madrid as Perez hits back

first_imgJuventus hitman Cristiano Ronaldo has sparked an angry reaction from Real Madrid fans after he said Juventus were more of a team than his former club, Real Madrid.Ronaldo told Express:“It isn’t right to name someone specific but I can say that this is the best group in which I’ve played.“Here, we are a squad, elsewhere, some players feel bigger than the others. Instead, here, everyone is on the same level, they are humble and want to win.“If [Paulo] Dybala or [Mario] Mandzukic don’t score, they are still happy and you see them smile.“For me, it is beautiful, to feel that difference. Also at Madrid they are humble, but here I feel that sense more.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It’s very different to Madrid, here it is more of a family.”And Perez has now responded, insisting Real ARE a family club.Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has responded saying their success in both football and basketball speaks volumes.“We are champions at the same time in football and basketball, showing that nothing is impossible.“This stage of existence is thanks to the unity of Real Madrid, but you also know that there is no comfort here and we are already thinking about winning the Club World Cup.“This team will give everything again.”last_img read more

Hermit Woods Winery introduces 15 an hour living wage

first_imgUS-based Hermit Woods Winery has introduced a $15 an hour living wage, which will be funded via 3.5% surcharge on its products.The surcharge, which came into effect on 19 August 2016, will provide the organisation with additional income to increase staff wages from $12 (£9.17) an hour to $15 (£11.46) an hour. The funds raised by the surcharge will cover the majority of the salary increases.The pay increase was introduced by the New Hampshire winery’s owners, who wanted to align the organisation’s pay with a living wage suitable for the cost of living in the area, which is approximately 16% higher than the rest of the US.Bob Manley, co-owner at Hermit Woods Winery, said: “We have built a hardworking dedicated team. We want to be able to reward them with a living wage so they can support their families and pursue their passions in life as we have.“Some of our employees are in school or just out of school and have college debt to pay off while others have families to support, two of whom are single mums. If they’re going to work hard to help us grow our business, we want to make sure they have the resources to afford to live.“We want to [reassure] our customers that every penny raised via this surcharge will go towards increasing our employees’ pay and nothing else.”last_img read more

Second Round Bids for RBI Due This Week

first_imgReed Elsevier announced in February that it was putting RBI,its b-to-b publishing arm, on the block. It was not immediately clear ifMcGraw-Hill is interested in purchasing individual titles or RBI as a whole. AMcGraw-Hill spokesperson declined to commentlast month when it was reported that the constructionand aviation magazine publisher was one of the prospective bidders.To help assure that RBI sells in one piece, Reed puttogether a group of banks to lend nearly $1.5 billion to the eventual buyer.RBI publishes a number of trade magazines, including Variety and PublishersWeekly. The second round of bids for Reed BusinessInformation could be due as early as Monday, with BusinessWeek parentMcGraw-Hill among the interested parties.UBS, the bank that’s organizing the sale, has invited morethan 10 groups including McGraw-Hill and private equity firm Bain Capital to submittheir second round offers, according to a Wall Street Journal report.The value of the bids is said to range between $1.87 billion and $2.33 billion.Final bids likely will be due in late October, the reportsaid.In releasing its first half financial results, London-based ReedElsevier last month said it had received a “strong levelof interest from buyers” and that it expects its divestiture of RBI to becomplete sometime within the second half of the year. RBI’s first half adjustedoperating profit was about $122.7 million, up 7 percent from $108.9 millionduring the same period in 2007. Revenue was $958.6 million, up 3 percent from$881.3 million during the same period last year.last_img read more

Condé Nast Entertainment Launches New Unscripted TV Unit

first_img Condé Nast Entertainment launched in 2011 and, in addition to it’s five unscripted projects, it has also undertaken 24 film projects, a number of scripted series with networks that include Fox, HBO and AMC, and regular digital video programming across 19 brands. Condé Nast Entertainment is upping its commitment to unscripted television, according to a company announcement on Feb. 1. It’s launched a new unit, Condé Nast Studios, which will oversee the company’s five existing unscripted television projects—in production or on air—and will create and develop several more. “With the explosive demand for television programming, CNE Studios is the natural progression of taking our success in developing and selling unscripted series to the next level,” says CNE president, Dawn Ostroff in a statement.  Heading up the new unit as executive vice president is Al Edgington, an Emmy-winning TV vet who has produced unscripted series like “The Amazing Race” and “Last Comic Standing.”  “Al’s expertise and keen production abilities will be a tremendous asset as he and Joe LaBracio work closely on building the next phase of our unscripted television business,” Ostroff says.last_img read more

VIDEO Watch WCTVs Coverage Of Fun On The Fourth Celebration

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television broadcasted live from the Opening Night of last week’s Fun on the Fourth festivities.Anchors Mike Burns and Lisa Kapala, along with WCTV intern Hayden Kane, conducted more than a dozen interviews, including Fourth of July Committee Chair Scott Garrant; Rotary Club President Rob Peterson; School Committee Chair & Vice Chair Jennifer Bryson and Steve Bjork; WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville; Fourth of July Committee Director Emeritus Tom Pazyra; Forth of July Committee Director and 5K coordinator Patrick Giroux; Jim “Uncle Sam” Buckley; Wilmington Farmers Market’s Amanda Munsie, and more.Cameras also caught the first racers crossing the finish line of the Firecracker 5K. Lisa Kapala interviewed the winners — Dan Vassallo and Dana Calumby.Watch the coverage, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/9749994f-49a5-417a-acd1-8cae7928378d/video.original.mp400:0000:0051:41Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch WCTV’s Coverage Of Thursday Night’s Fun On The Fourth CelebrationIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch 2019 Wilmington Good Guy Award CeremonyIn “Videos”News & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”last_img read more

Mamata to take stock of health sector in meeting

first_imgKolkata: Better coordination between members of Rogi Kalyan Samities and hospital authorities is going to be one of the main points of discussion during the meeting in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be taking stock of the present situation of the health sector in the state. Senior officials of the state Health department, state-run hospitals and medical colleges and other concerned officials will be present in the meeting, that will be held at Nabanna Sabhaghar on Tuesday. It may be mentioned that the meeting was earlier scheduled to be held on May 22. Later, it was rescheduled and would take place on Tuesday. Sources said that representatives of Rogi Kalyan Samiti will also be present in the meeting and there will be discussion to ensure better coordination between them and hospital authorities. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to the sources in Nabanna, there will be a turnout of around 425 officials in the meeting and it includes the heads of all departments as well. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had held such a meeting soon after coming to power in 2011. The meeting was held in Town Hall then. However, now, almost all the meetings of the state government, including the central level administrative review meeting that used to take place in Town Hall, are organised in Nabanna Sabhaghar.last_img read more