Routes to avoid on CWG closing day

first_imgRoute to avoidClick here to EnlargeCommunication gaps between different authorities and spectators caused the traffic deadlock on the day of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on October 3.Acknowledging this, the Delhi Traffic Police have come up with a comprehensive advisory and traffic plan for those attending the closing ceremony of the CWG at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Thursday.The Delhi Traffic Police blamed the Games Organising Committee for the problems faced by spectators who went to watch the opening ceremony. They said there were no specific instructions on reaching the stadium.Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic), said: “We assumed the tickets would have all the information, but they didn’t. We have now come up with specific instructions for the spectators.”There are three Metro stations – Jorbagh, Jawaharlal Nehru stadium and Jangpura – from which spectators can reach the venue. Those entering the stadium through Gate No. 6 can get off at Jorbagh station.From there a shuttle service will take them to the Gate No. 6 Those entering the stadium through Gate No. 9 one should alight at Jangpura station and at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium for Gate 14.Shuttle services will be provided from the stations to the corresponding gates, he said. As far as roads on the Games routes are concerned, the traffic police have advised commuters to avoid several arterial roads in south Delhi. Bhishma Pitamah Marg will be closed from 6 am to midnight on Thursday.Lodhi Road, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg and the road adjacent to the MTNL building will be closed from 2 pm to midnight. Besides, part of NH-24 from Noida Mor flyover to the Ring Road, Nizamuddin T-point and Ring Road; and from the Bhairon Road T-point to Ashram will be closed between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.Delhi Metro has made elaborate arrangements for commuters who will be using the service to attend the closing ceremony on Thursday. Additional signages will be put up at Jangpura as well as Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium stations where details of the nearest stadium gates will be highlighted.Metro trains will run at a frequency of 2 minutes 40 seconds. Additional trains could also be plied after the stipulated revenue hours to manage the crowd.advertisementThe police have also come out with an advisory for the marathon which will be held on Thursday in the heart of the Capital.The marathon will be held on a 10.5-km route along Rajpath, Janpath, Rajendra Prasad Road, Red Cross Road, Parliament Street, Outer and Inner Circle of Connaught Place, Minto Road and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg.The Patel Chowk and Central Secretariat Metro stations will remain closed between 5 am and 11 am.Commuters will be allowed to exit only from select gates at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station to facilitate several Commonwealth Games events. They will be allowed to use Gates No. 1, 2, 7 and 8. Vehiclular traffic will be blocked at South Fountain, Rafi Marg, Janpath, Rajpath, Rajendra Prasad Road, Ashoka Road, Raisina Road, Tolstoy Marg, Outer and Inner Circus Connaught Place, Barakhamba Road, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, Jahangir Road, Bhav Bhuti Marg, State Entry Road, Jai Singh Road, Imtiaz Khan Marg and Talkatora Road.last_img read more

London Olympics: Indian hockey team takes on New Zealand in pressure game

first_imgIndia take on New Zealand on Wednesday in what would be a key game for both teams if they hope to remain on course in the men’s Olympic hockey competition.Both teams lost their lung-openers Monday. India went down 2-3 to the Netherlands who struck the match-winner in the 51st minute, while the Kiwis were tripped by Korea’s two first-half goals.On the evidence of their performances in their respective opening matches, India appeared the better equipped than the Kiwis who, though, have a psychological advantage of winning their previous encounter 5-1 en route to winning the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia earlier this year.The Black Sticks have brought a virtually unchanged squad to the Olympics, but did not enjoy much play against the speedy Koreans who had beaten the Kiwis 1-0 in Malaysia and were forced to adopt a defensive posture that could work against them on the morrow, given the sharp Indian attack that on its day can trouble the best of teams.The Indian frontline’s potential was well in evidence Monday, but forwards need to show greater finesse in the striking zone to win matches.Historically, Indians have never been good starters, but if they hope to make it to the medal rounds then they cannot afford to drop too many points in the preliminary league.The Kiwis have never looked capable of emulating their 1976 batch that won the gold medal at the Montreal Games and India would be justified to fancy their chances.A win for India will definitely provide them a boost ahead of the two tough back-to-back games against Germany and Korea, this weekend.Of concern for India team coach Michael Nobbs would be the side’s inability to sustain their level of play in the last quarter. Against the Dutch, a draw appeared distinct possibility until the Indian defence caved in under pressure to concede the match-winner.Though Nobbs has been at pains to emphasise that the fitness levels of his players has been good enough, India did slacken against the Dutch during the twilight period of the game and especially after drawing level at 2-2.India can expect the Kiwis to hit hard as they too need the points and this scenario should make for a tense battle of nerves. Under the circumstances, India would need to seize the upper hand early and sustain it.advertisementlast_img read more

President, PM congratulate Vijender on clinching Asia title

first_imgNew Delhi, July 17 (PTI) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Vijender Singh on clinching the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title, saying that the star boxer has made the country proud with his feat. Vijender scored a dominating win over Welsh-born Australian Kerry Hope in a 10-round bout here last night. “Hearty congratulations @boxervijender, you have made whole nation proud with victory in WBO Asia Pacific championship,” President Mukherjee wrote on his official twitter handle. PM Modi lauded Vijender for his immense skill, strength and stamina while dismantling his opponent to win the Asia Pacific title. “Congratulations @boxervijender for a hard fought and well deserved win. It was yet another display of immense skill, strength & stamina,” Modi wrote on his personal Twitter handle. Indian cricket limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, star boxer Mary Kom, former India cricketers Virender Sehwag and V V S Laxman, and Haryana and Delhi Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar and Arvind Kejriwal were among those who congratulated Vijender on his achievement. “Saw a full mch of boxing after yrs. thks @boxervijender for mkg INDIA proud, its just the start ur hrd wrk, dedication and sacrifice paid off,” Dhoni tweeted. “Congratulation@boxervijender,” tweeted Olympics bronze medallist Mary Kom, who also watched the bout last night. “Congratulations to the talented @boxervijender for winning the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title. #Haryana is proud of you!,” Haryana CM Khattar tweeted. “Congrats @boxervijender,” wrote Delhi CM Kejriwal. Sehwag, who himself was present at the Thyagaraj Stadium last night, was effusive in his praise of Vijender. “Many congratulations #VijenderSingh, Thok Daala Tau! Australia ka Hope fuss in front of our Tope @boxervijender,” he tweeted. He tweeted earlier, “Mukkon ki dhardhar Barsaat happening by our #RingKaKing @boxervijender.” Laxman, said, “Congratulations @boxervijender ??You deserve every bit of the WBO title??Great sporting news for India.” IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, who also watched the bout last night, tweeted, “Great Spirit. @boxervijender once again made India proud. Congrats for winning the WBO Asia Pacific Championship.” PTI PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Kyle Abbott shines as South Africa clinch fourth straight ODI win over Australia

first_imgSouth Africa secured a fourth successive one-day international victory over Australia as captain Faf du Plessis top scored with 69 runs in a six-wicket win on Sunday. (Scorecard)South Africa had already clinched the five-match series with one encounter left to play in Cape Town on Wednesday.Kyle Abbott took four wickets as Australia were bowled out for 167 in just 36.4 overs, leaving South Africa with a modest target to chase. They did so successfully, reaching 168 for the loss of four wickets in 35.3 overs.In the three previous ODIs, South Africa’s batsmen dominated the inexperienced Australian attack but on Sunday it was their bowlers who took centre stage.Abbott bowled both Aaron Finch and David Warner in his opening two overs and finished with 4-40 in his first game of the series.Wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi, making his home debut, took 3-36 as six Australians were dismissed leg before wicket, equalling the record number of lbw dismissals in an ODI innings.Mitchell Marsh scored 50 before becoming the sixth wicket to fall while wicketkeeper Matthew Wade’s contribution of 52 helped add 46 runs for Australia’s ninth wicket.In reply, South Africa were two wickets down for 29 runs before Du Plessis and JP Duminy steadied the ship and set them on course for a potential clean-sweep of the series.Du Plessis was patient, although he should have been out on 17 when Adam Zampa spilled a simple catch.Rilee Rossouw finished 33 not out, thrashing the winning runs through the covers.last_img read more

Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal cruises into last 16, David Ferrer bows out

first_imgRafael Nadal made a dominant start to the Madrid Open with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 win over Canadian teenager Felix Auger Aliassime on Wednesday to reach the last 16 while unseeded Laslo Djere knocked out Juan Martin del Potro 6-3 2-6 7-5.Stefanos Tsitsipas, Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka all advanced to the last 16 with straight-sets wins as did Alexander Zverev, who beat home favourite David Ferrer 6-4 6-1 in the last match of the Spaniard’s career.Ferrer, 37, announced earlier in the year he would end his 19-year career at the Madrid Open and prolonged his time on court by a day by beating Roberto Bautista Agut on Tuesday, but was easily overpowered by world number four Zverev.He won 27 singles titles, reaching a career high ranking of third in the world in 2013, which was also when he reached his only Grand Slam final, losing the French Open showpiece to Nadal.Monte Carlos Masters champion Fabio Fognini won 6-2 6-2 against John Millman to set up an intriguing last-16 match against Dominic Thiem, the Madrid runner-up last year who beat Nadal on his way to winning the Barcelona Open last month.Kei Nishikori was made to work for his last-16 place but eventually saw off Bolivian Hugo Dellien 7-5 7-5, to set up a match against Stan Wawrinka, who beat Argentine Guido Pella 6-3 6-4.Nadal, a five-times champion in Madrid, is looking to win a first claycourt title of the season before he begins his French Open title defence after exiting the Monte Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open at the semi-final stage.advertisementHe will face Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. in the last 16.”Every match gives me the possibility to go a step forward, a step forward that can help me a lot in my game and during the season,” Nadal said.”I think that today was an important match in that way and tomorrow it’s another great opportunity to keep improving my feelings.”last_img read more

Jamaica and Chile to Share Expertise in Sports

first_img President Piñera was a special guest for the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which took place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from July 4-6. Jamaica and Chile will benefit from shared expertise in sports, under a Declaration of Intent, which will be executed over the next year.The agreement, which was signed on Saturday (July 8), will see local coaches travelling to Chile to conduct sports clinics in track and field, while Chilean coaches will come to Jamaica to conduct training in gymnastics, field hockey and tennis.The signing followed bilateral talks between Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, and President of the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Sebastián Piñera, at the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort and Spa in St. James.State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon.  Pearnel Charles Jr, and Chile’s Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alfonso Silva Navarro affixed their signatures to the document.Speaking at a press briefing following the signing, Mr. Holness said Jamaica and Chile have enjoyed excellent bilateral relations, noting that sports is one of the many areas of cooperation benefiting both countries.“President Pinera’s visit, which follows less than a year after my visit to Chile, reflects our two countries’ commitment to continued engagement at both the technical and highest political levels,” he said.President Piñera welcomed the agreement, noting that his country has much to learn from Jamaica in the area of sports, particularly in terms of “running with greater speed.”“That’s why this commitment to help each other in terms of how to share good practices and good experiences in sports will be extremely helpful, not only for the quality of life, but also for the quality of our health and the quality of our participation in so many different sports events,” he said.Chile and Jamaica established diplomatic ties more than 50 years ago.President Piñera was a special guest for the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which took place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from July 4-6.The Chilean President addressed CARICOM Heads during the third plenary session of the meeting.The Conference of Heads of Government is the supreme organ of CARICOM and determines and provides its policy direction. Speaking at a press briefing following the signing, Mr. Holness said Jamaica and Chile have enjoyed excellent bilateral relations, noting that sports is one of the many areas of cooperation benefiting both countries.  The agreement, which was signed on Saturday (July 8), will see local coaches travelling to Chile to conduct sports clinics in track and field, while Chilean coaches will come to Jamaica to conduct training in gymnastics, field hockey and tennis. Story Highlightslast_img read more

APM Terminals to Invest More in Gothenburg Port

first_imgzoom Terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg has signed an addendum to the original concession agreement with the port of Gothenburg to invest an additional SEK 250 million (USD 27.8 million) through 2024 in Sweden’s largest port. The company said that the new investment will focus on increasing operational productivity for vessels, improving gate access for trucks and enhanced rail services, adding that the addendum “also includes an ambitious volume growth target.”“APM Terminals is proud to partner with the port of Gothenburg to stimulate Sweden’s economic growth and increase the country’s global trade access,” Henrik Kristensen, APM Terminals Gothenburg’s Managing Director, said.In October of 2011, APM Terminals was named the winner of the Skandia Container Terminal concession, and started operations in January of 2012 with plans to invest SEK 780 million in infrastructure and equipment upgrades through 2017.New equipment investments have included two 23-container wide reach super post-panamax STS cranes, two rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs), lengthened and additional rail lines, 12 new diesel-electric straddle carriers and other terminal improvements including a new terminal operating system (TOS) and safety upgrades.last_img read more

New Queens Counsel Appointments

first_imgJustice Minister Michael Baker announced today, Dec. 22, the 13 recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) designation. “These men and women have earned the respect of their colleagues and clients and have demonstrated the qualities of integrity and leadership,” said Mr. Baker. “Both through their professional accomplishments and their community involvement, they have advanced legal scholarship, teaching and continuing legal education. I’m proud to recognize their contributions.” The appointees, their firms and the year they were called to the bar include: Recommendations for Q.C. appointments are made to cabinet by a nine-member advisory committee. Criteria include a minimum of 15 years as a member of the bar of Nova Scotia, demonstrated professional integrity, good character and outstanding contributions to the practice of law. Martin Ward, Department of Justice (Canada), 1976; Keith Evans, KMC Oiltools Canada Inc., 1980; Jean Beeler, Weldon McInnis, 1981; Malcolm Jeffcock, Nova Scotia Legal Aid, 1981; Marci Lin Melvin, Nova Scotia Legal Aid, 1982; David Coles, Boyne Clarke, 1985; James Musgrave, Cox Hanson O’Reilly Matheson, 1985; Edward Gores, Department of Justice (Nova Scotia), 1986; Ian Holloway, University of Western Ontario, 1986; Daniel MacRury, Public Prosecution Service, 1986; Lynn Reierson, Reierson Schurman, 1987; Robert Patzelt, Scotia Investments Ltd., 1988; Augustus (Gus) Richardson, Huestis Ritch, 1990.last_img read more

Effectiveness of morning sickness drug Diclectin called into question

first_imgTORONTO – A medication commonly prescribed for morning sickness during pregnancy appears to be ineffective, based on results from a previously unpublished clinical trial paid for by its Canadian manufacturer and submitted as part of the approval process to both Health Canada and the FDA, a new report suggests.Dr. Nav Persaud, a family physician and researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, obtained thousands of pages of documents from Health Canada related to the 2010 clinical study, which suggested Diclectin (pyridoxine-doxylamine) was effective in reducing nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.The trial sponsored by drug-maker Duchesnay Inc. of Quebec was conducted at six U.S. medical centres and compared symptom reduction in 101 women put on the medication versus 86 women given a placebo, or dummy pill.At the end of the two-week study, there was little difference in symptoms between the two groups; on a 13-point scale, women who took the drug reported symptom reduction only 0.7 points higher than that for women who got a placebo, the documents show.The study specified that the findings would be clinically important only if there were a three-point reduction in symptoms, Persaud said Wednesday in an interview. “But on all counts, there was less than one point between the groups.”The analysis by Persaud and colleagues was published online Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE.Diclectin, sold as Diclegis in the U.S., is prescribed for alleviating morning sickness to millions of women around the world, including tens of thousands each year in Canada. At least one prescription for the drug is filled for every two births in this country.Persaud once routinely prescribed the medication, which is recommended by the Society for Obstetricians and Gynecology of Canada (SOGC). But in 2011, one of his patients questioned use of the drug, prompting him to start investigating the safety and effectiveness profile that led to the drug being granted marketing approval.“It did take a long time to get the information, but after looking at it, my practice has completely changed,” said Persaud, who suggests that Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should rethink their endorsement of the medication.Diclectin comes in a time-released pill that contains two main ingredients: pyridoxine, or vitamin B6, and doxylamine, an antihistamine.A Health Canada spokesperson said the federal department reviewed the safety and effectiveness data for Diclectin in 2016, including seeking advice from an external expert panel.“No new safety or efficacy issues were identified as part of the review,” the spokesperson said by email. “The available evidence continues to support Diclectin in the treatment of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.”As well, updated SOGC guidelines continue to recommend pyridoxine alone or doxylamine/pyridoxine combination therapy (Diclectin) as a first-line treatment for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy “when conservative measures have not been effective,” the spokesperson said.“Diclectin has been prescribed for more than 40 years in Canada and has been repeatedly proven safe and effective for use throughout pregnancy,” said Duchesnay spokeswoman Fiona Story.Both the safety and efficacy of doxylamine-pyridoxine have been proven in multiple studies and an estimated 35 million pregnant women worldwide have used the drug to manage their symptoms, Story said by email.The medication has been endorsed as a first-line therapy for morning sickness in guidelines issued by professional medical organizations like the SOGC and approved by regulatory bodies in countries around the globe, she said.“It is important to note that the specific clinical trial (DIC-301) being referenced … was designed and developed in collaboration with the FDA through a special protocol assessment. The clinical trial achieved a statistically significant endpoint using the method of analysis requested by the FDA in accordance with all FDA requirements.”Still, pregnant women with nausea and vomiting may want to consider other treatment options, said Persaud, referring specifically to the more common form of morning sickness, not the severe type known as hyperemesis gravidarum that has repeatedly hospitalized the Duchess of Cambridge.“I have completely stopped prescribing the medication and I would recommend that women with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy see their health-care provider about effective treatments,” he said.– Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.last_img read more

Vaccine common in US could save life of 1 child every minute

Yet a vaccine already routinely given to children in the United States could halve the toll, saving a child’s life every minute, and cut the nearly $300 million the infection costs annually, said the study, the most comprehensive ever conducted on the regional impact of the diseases, which kill 1 million people worldwide every year, mostly young children. “The current vaccine may not be a silver bullet, but widespread immunization will clearly translate into thousands of lives saved, as well as better health for children,” UN Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) official Jon Andrus told Second Regional Pneumococcal Symposium in São Paulo, Brazil. “This will also benefit large number of adults and elderly who catch the disease from children every year.” Reviewing the potential impact of the existing vaccine, the report found that widespread vaccination of children in Latin America would prevent over half of all pneumococcal illnesses and deaths regionally, saving one life for every thousand children vaccinated and avert one case of illness for every 80 youngsters vaccinated.Extended vaccines that are expected to become available in two to three years will raise the level of protection even further.Annual routine pneumococcal vaccination covering 92 per cent of children would save the lives of over 9,400 children every year. It would prevent 678,000 cases of ear infection, 176,000 cases of pneumonia, 2,100 cases of sepsis, and 660 cases of meningitis.In addition to the current vaccine, which contains seven strains of the pneumococcal bacteria, the report considers the potential impact of other vaccines now in development, including a 10-strain formulation and a 13-strain formulation. It found that the current 7-strain formulation would cover up to 64 per cent of pneumococcal disease, while the 10-and 13-strain formulations would cover up to 87 and 92 per cent of disease, respectively.PAHO is the regional office for the Americas of the UN World Health Organization (WHO). read more

Brookfield Pershing Square call truce in battle over General Growth Properties

by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 3, 2013 12:21 pm MDT TORONTO – Brookfield Asset Management (TSX:BAM.A) and Pershing Square have called a truce in their dispute over the future of General Growth Properties (NYSE:GGP), which owns shopping malls in the U.S. and Brazil.Pershing Square — headed by Bill Ackman — had been pushing for a sale of General Growth, a plan that had been opposed by Brookfield, the real estate firm’s largest shareholder.However, the two have reached a deal that will see Brookfield buy warrants for 18.4 million General Growth shares from Pershing for $271.9 million and agree to limit its voting power at the company on takeover offers for the next four years.“Brookfield Asset Management is prepared to provide this undertaking to the company in considerations of the undertakings of Pershing Square Capital Management,” Brookfield senior managing partner Cyrus Madon wrote in a letter to the General Growth board.The potential shares represented by the warrants would account for about a 1.9 per cent stake in General Growth.Brookfield is the largest shareholder in General Growth with a roughly 38 per cent stake in the company, while Pershing Square holds a nearly eight per cent stake as the second-largest shareholder, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters.Under the agreement, Brookfield has agreed to limit its right to vote its shares in excess of 38.2 per cent and will not exceed a 45 per cent stake in General Growth for four years. Pershing Square has agreed to limit its stake in the company to a maximum of 9.9 per cent for the same time period.Brookfield has also given General Growth’s board of directors 30 days to buy the warrants for the same price it has paid, General Growth said.The standstill agreement between the two fund managers was dated Dec. 31, but disclosed on Thursday in a U.S. regulatory filing.In a letter to Brookfield chief executive Bruce Flatt, Pershing Square said it will refrain from “soliciting, proposing or making plans (or assisting or encouraging any third party with any of the foregoing) with respect to any extraordinary transactions . . . for a period of not less than four years.”Pershing Square — the New York-based fund manager that led last year’s shakeup at Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) — had been pushing to have GGP sold.Pershing said it had been in discussions with Simon Property Group Inc, the largest mall owner in the U.S., to acquire GGP at a 65 per cent premium to where shares were trading at the time. But it said Brookfield rebuffed the proposal in order to acquire GGP for itself without paying the premium usually required for a takeover deal.Brookfield said that it had no plans to buy GGP and nor any interest in selling its stake.General Growth shares were down 64 cents at US$19.41 in trading on the New York Stock Exchange.Brookfield shares were down 10 cents at C$36.50 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Brookfield, Pershing Square call truce in battle over General Growth Properties read more

Trolex leads the way on underground roads with directional indicator system

first_imgAs the preferred supplier and solution provider for Powerfuel, Trolex has been specified to design and manufacture a bespoke directional indicator system for Hatfield coal mine in South Yorkshire, UK, as part of a continual upgrade of mine safety systems. The system comprises track point arrows and fault indication lines using 100 intrinsically safe, long life LED indicator lamps with an ultrasonically sealed front bezel to IP66 for arduous duty and hazardous areas. The LED displays are mounted in a robust, water and dust-proof housing and combined with the Trolex Commander Unit and a dedicated power supply. The systems can be controlled from a central monitoring station. Trolex provided the bespoke solution by housing 30 LED lamps in each of the double arrow signs and 20 in the single arrow signs using a simple and convenient clip-on fixing system to secure the lamps to the panels. The LED indicator lamps have a long life of up to 20,000 hours even when vibration is present and the equipment has ATEX M1 Group 1 and 2 approval. The lamps work on a low current for use with IS circuits and safety barriers and the universal 22.5mm diameter mounting hole matches standard panel indicators.Commenting on the use of Trolex equipment at Hatfield, Charlie Smith from Powerfuel said, “Innovation lies at the heart of Powerfuel’s business.  We commission Trolex as our systems partner because the company provides the full monitoring and control package, from smart, integrated sensors to uninterruptible power supplies and everything in between.”As well as the bespoke directional indicator system, Trolex has also recently been specified to supply a complete fan monitoring system to be used in the Hatfield fan house as part of Powerfuel’s commitment to a safety-first industry.  The system uses a wide range of Trolex products, delivering the sensor information back to the Trolex Commander, a group 1 certified product. Vibration sensors, pressure sensors, level sensors and temperature sensors are all used in the system to monitor fan vibration, levels of carbon monoxide, oil level and pressure and temperature of the bearing. Trolex was specified for its specialist knowledge of M1 rated products to deliver a reliable solution, as a number of the products sensors are located in hazardous areas.last_img read more

Signed and sealed Katie Taylor turns professional and will make debut next

first_img“Now I want to do the same for the professional sport and I hope those who have supported me along the way will come along with me. I’m excited for the road ahead.”Hearn, who has been closely following Taylor’s progress for the last four years, said: “Today marks a significant day for our sport with the news that Katie is joining the professional ranks. Oct 27th 2016, 10:16 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Eddie Hearn/Twitter 25,330 Views By Ryan Bailey Source: Katie Taylor/Twitter Taylor has been weighing up her options since relinquishing her Olympic title in Rio and has agreed terms with Eddie Hearn’s company.After dominating the amateur ranks for over a decade, during which she won five World titles, six European crowns and an Olympic gold, the 30-year-old will now look to make her mark in the pro game.“When I first dreamt of Olympic gold, female boxing was practically unknown,” Taylor said.“Now because of my journey and the incredible supporters who came along with me, female boxing is as much part of the fabric of the Olympics as its male counterpart. Share439 Tweet Email3 Signed and sealed! Katie Taylor turns professional and will make debut next month The Bray boxer’s debut fight will be live on Sky Sports. KATIE TAYLOR HAS signed a professional contract with Matchroom Boxing and will make her debut at London’s Wembley Arena on 26 November.The Bray boxer’s first pro fight will be shown live on Sky Sports, with her opponent yet to be announced.Taylor will also be on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s IBF heavyweight title defence in Manchester on 10 December. Add us: 39 Comments Today marks the end of an amazing amateur campaign but the start of an exciting new chapter as a pro. Ready to conquer! @MatchroomBoxing— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) October 27, 2016 Thursday 27 Oct 2016, 10:16 AM “She is one of the most decorated amateur boxers of all time and a public icon in Ireland. I met Katie for the first time last week and was fascinated by her desire to not just win World titles but to break down the barriers of women’s boxing, she is an incredible role model.“Boxing is a sport open to all but it’s also an entertainment business. Anyone who has watched Katie fight knows how exciting she is and anyone who hasn’t is really going to enjoy her journey on Sky Sports. I’m really excited by this challenge and we are committed to giving Katie the opportunities she needs to achieve her dreams.”The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Short URL Excited to announce the signing of 6 time European champ,5 time World champ & Olympic gold medalist @KatieTaylor – debut Nov 26 @SkySports 💥— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 27, 2016last_img read more

Klopp says they wont change for Real Madrid

first_imgJurgen Klopp recently announced Liverpool would not be changing their famous attacking approach for the final of the Champions League against Real Madrid.With only six days left ahead of the last fixture of the Champions League, Liverpool vs. Real Madrid, which will take part at Kiev on May 26, Klopp had his say on Liverpool’s future behaviour.Despite the fact that Real Madrid will be looking for getting their hands on the third consecutive Champions League win – a task rather daunting – the Reds will not be making any special changes.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“If I was to ask the boys, ‘What do you want to do in this game?’ they would say, ‘What we always did’. I am pretty sure that would be the answer,” explained Klopp, according to the official website of Liverpool.“In football you always have to try to create a plan to deny the qualities of an opponent, but you also have to bring through your own qualities. If we would only think about trying to deny their qualities, that would be quite difficult.”“It’s not that we go there, run like crazy and have no clue how to defend, it won’t be like that. But we will play our football and hopefully at the highest level,” Klopp went on to add.last_img read more

Monchi defends Alisson sale

first_imgAS Roma sporting director Monchi has defended the sale of Alisson to Liverpool.After selling Mohammed Salah to Liverpool last summer, the Italian side are currently in the process of selling Brazilian shot-stopper Alisson Becker to the same club though for a record fee.Monchi has come to the club’s defence after they came under much scrutiny for their transfer policy after seeing two key players leave the club to Anfield in just under two years.The sporting director insists the decision to sell Alisson is not a lack of ambition on the part of the Giallorossi as the keeper closes in on a record £67million move to the Premier League club.Alisson enjoyed a very good 2017-18 season as Roma finished third in the Serie-A while also getting to the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League. The Brazilian was also part of Brazil’s 23 man squad to the just concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.The goalkeeper had one of the best records of the tournament conceding only three goals in five games for the Selecao as they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by eventual second-runners up Belgium.“Nothing is finalised yet but we’re in advanced negotiations with Liverpool and Alisson is also over there in England,” Monchi said about the Brazilian during a press conference to unveil new signing Justin Kluivert, according to Goal.“When a substantial bid of that magnitude comes in, we’ve to consider the pros and cons before making a decision.”“Selling Alisson isn’t a lack of ambition for me, the ambition is to build a very good team not just for one season but for many years,” Monchi responded to the criticism of the Rome based club.“Nobody would have thought we could sign players like Pastore or Kluivert but we’ve both with us.”last_img read more

DR Poachers ordered to pay fines and go home

first_img Related Items:court, dominicans, fine, poachers Dominican Officials agree to stop sex trafficking, poachers Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Laundry detergent thief goes to court, Alleged Ganja dealer arrested Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Jul 2015 – The TCI Prosecutor hopes the Dominicans captured stealing marine product from our waters will find the money to pay their fines and go home. Public Prosecutor Clement Joseph said it is far more costly to TCIG to keep these men in remand for six months; a bill he estimates at $5,000 per day for the 28 men now convicted of poaching. Over the six months, this is a $900,000 cost to house the poachers in the TCI. Magistrate Clifton Warner heard a whale of a tale yesterday from the 28 poachers who say they thought they were in Puerto Plata in the DR. The men, who had been staying at the detention center since the raid last Thursday said their captain lied to them. That captain eluded capture last week; left the 28 men, 14 boats outfitted with 14 Yamaha engines, spear guns, air compressors, hoses and other equipment outlawed in the TCI to face officers on their own. One by one, in court the 28 repeated their sorry tale. Telling Warner they were “betrayed.” The men, in the end plead guilty to all eight charges and were fined $5,400 each; a total of $151,200 in fines. The Magistrate had given them until 4pm to pay those fines. Minister responsible, Porsha Smith called the arrest, “…a proud moment as …these civil servants have shown courage and bravery and deserve our recognition and gratitude.” Smith in the statement issued Tuesday added that, “It is important that all potential violators understand that we will not stand by, while our waters and natural environment be abused. Anyone that insists on malicious efforts similar in kind to these will be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” At last check the Dominicans captured in this pilferage were actively trying to raise the money to pay the fine.last_img read more

ASA Urges Protection of Crop Insurance

first_imgIn a letter to House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership this week, ASA and a coalition of like-minded farm groups encouraged the advocacy of “strong, meaningful, and affordable” crop insurance protection for the nation’s farmers, and opposed any changes that would discourage producer participation or undermine private sector delivery. The letters come as both chambers are confronted with a need to reduce spending through the sequestration process.”In agriculture, one thing is for certain: crop loss will occur in some part of the United States each year,” wrote the groups. “The significant, widespread crop losses of 2011 and 2012 have clearly demonstrated the need for crop insurance protection and the public-private partnership of program delivery. Farmers, ranchers, their lenders, input suppliers and other stakeholders agree that crop insurance protection should remain a viable, affordable tool for managing risk.”The groups went on to underscore the shortfalls of piece-meal disaster bills after catastrophic events occur.”Crop insurance… is a product selected in advance and tailored to the individual producer, with that producer choosing his or her product and protection level, and paying a premium for that coverage. In contrast, ad hoc disaster assistance is an after-the-fact form of assistance paid for entirely by the taxpayer that may help a producer survive a disaster but does not help manage risk. Importantly, because of the protection crop insurance provides, there were no calls for ad hoc disaster assistance in 2012 as there have been in the past.”last_img read more

Dryer ignites firefighters save house

first_imgFire destroyed a dryer inside a home in west Hazel Dell on Thursday afternoon. The fire at 1010 N.W. Sluman Road was reported at 2:33 p.m. Fire District 6 originally sent one engine and upgraded the call to a full structure fire, said Assistant Chief David Taylor. Crews arrived three minutes later and found an electric dryer on fire. The fire was contained to the dryer, although the cabinet above the dryer was damaged, and there was smoke damage throughout the house, Taylor said. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. A Clark County fire marshal is investigating the incident.last_img

Knifewielding robber accosts Vancouver store clerk

first_imgA robber armed with a large knife accosted a convenience store clerk in Vancouver this afternoon, stealing cigarettes.The robbery was reported just before 2:30 p.m. at the Shell station, 4905 N.E. 94th Ave., in the VanMall neighborhood.The clerk told 911 dispatchers that the robber was a black man in his mid-20s, with a large build. He wore eyeglasses and a black-and-red coat, and displayed a large knife with a brown handle.He was last seen headed toward the Westfield Vancouver mall. Mall security has been notified, and police are in the area looking for the bandit.last_img

Of 1B settlement 125M earmarked for Alaska tribes

first_imgAttorneys for Indian tribes and the Interior Department announced today an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit for $940 million. It’s a case that dates back to 1994. Since then, until 2013, the department short-changed some 640 tribes that had federal contracts to provide services to their people. Alaska tribes are among those owed money.Download AudioOne the one hand, this case is about the mundane overhead costs a tribe incurs when it takes over a federal program. To run a housing office or deliver social services, tribes have to get insurance, buy payroll software, and keep the office lights on. According to their contracts, the government was supposed to cover these administrative support costs.But the government didn’t. Or didn’t consistently. Anchorage attorney Lloyd Miller, who pursued the case on behalf of tribes, says it’s about contracts, but there’s a bigger principle at play.“The government gave these contracts discriminatory treatment. It is the only way to explain it. These very agencies, when they would award contracts to other entities would honor those contracts and would go to Congress for the money needed to honor those other contracts, but they never did that with Indian tribes.”Miller says about $125 million of the settlement will go to 190 Alaska entities, some of them small tribes and some regional non-profits, like Tanana Chiefs Conference and the Association of Village Council Presidents. If a judge approves the settlement, the money could begin to flow to the tribes next year. Miller has also settled similar cases over contract support costs for tribal health care.At the heart of both is the Indian Self-Determination Act of 1975. Before then, the federal government provided the services.“Fifty years ago, my elders tell me everything on the reservation was controlled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, from where we lived to where we were buried.”That’s one of Miller’s non-Alaska clients, Val Panteah, governor of the Pueblo of Zuni. At a Justice Department press conference announcing the settlement, the Zuni leader said it all changed when, under the Indian Self-Determination Act, tribes started contracting to do the work themselves.“But the federal government found a way to undermine this process, too. They cheated us on our contracts.”At the U.S. Supreme Court, the government argued it couldn’t pay the tribes’ their due, because starting in the 1990s, Congress — worried about the rising bills — set firm caps on the contract support costs. Much of the case was about the conflict between those statutory caps, and what the department promised the tribes in each contract.The current head of the BIA, Interior Undersecretary Kevin Washburn, applauded the outcome of that case, and the new agreement.“Today’s proposed settlement reflects the Obama administration’s effort to get the United States to fully embrace tribal self-determination. The tribal leaders, and their smart and very persistent lawyers, deserve credit for turning the United States around on this principle, by winning a major case in the United States Supreme Court in 2012.”Since 2013, Congress has fully funded contract support costs. Washburn says the administration is now pushing Congress for permanent, mandatory funding for those portions of the contracts.last_img read more