IPL 2017: As it happened

first_imgHello an welcome to our live coverage of the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. (SCORECARD)MI INNINGS:#IPl Match 7 – @mipaltan 180/6 (19.5 ovs) beat @KKRiders 178/7 by 4 wkts. Relive the game here – https://t.co/UaVjdC95xi #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/KvhnyLCwpd- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 9 April 2017Phew! What a humdinger of a game we have just witnessed! Well, Wankhede is Mumbai’s fortress and you got to admit it’s really, really difficultl to beat them in their den.Nitish Rana has to be given the credit as well for keeping his calm and dispatching whenever he’s got the opportunity to do so. He scored a blazing 50 from 29 balls and stitched 41 off just 14 balls along with Hardik Pandya to almost seal the deal for his side. Kolkata would be kicking themselves for the crucial chances that they dropped and some sloppiness on the field which unfortunately cost them the game. Rajpoot bowled really well and got three wickets but was taken for runs in his last over. Narine, Woakes and Kuldeep too kept the pressure on the hosts but the home side took it away from them in the end and opened their account in this year’s league in a grand fashion.23.52 IST: FOUR! That’s game, set, match! Full down the leg side, Pandya whips it past the diving fine leg fielder for a boundary. MUMBAI WIN BY 4 WICKETS AND 1 BALL TO SPARE!23.51 IST: DROPPED! Short delivery into the body, Pandya goes for a pull and gets it off the top edge. The ball flies away towards the fine leg region. Rishi Dhawan reaches to it and drops a very important catch. That’s surely the match there as the batsmen run a couple.advertisement23.50 IST: FOUR! What has Suryakumar Yadav done there? He has costed the visitors the match. Fuller delivery into the stumps, Pandya smashes it down the ground. Yadav misfields and the ball rolls away to the fence for a boundary.23.50 IST: Two Leg Byes! Full down the leg side, Hardik Pandya goes to clip it on the leg side. He misses it completely as he gets rapped on the pads. The ball runs down towards fine leg for two leg byes!23.49 IST: Trent Boult will bowl the final over. He has 11 runs to defend. Hardik Pandya is still out there in the middle, he has the strike. Nail-biting stuff, this.23.40 IST: WICKET! Nitish Rana departs for 50. Change of fortunes for Kolkata! Low full toss in the line of the stumps, Rana carves it straight to the fielder at point. Narine makes no mistake and Ankit Rajpoot is excited. Mumbai Indians 160/6 (18.3 overs) vs KKR 178/723.37 IST: FOUR! Fifty! Another full toss outside off, Rana pushes that over covers for a boundary. The fielders could not stop it. He is making a mark there.23.36 IST: SIX! That’s gone the distance! Full toss into the stumps, Rana shuffles across and scoops it over the keeper’s head for a maximum.23.34 IST: SIX! In the arc…out of the park! Back of a length delivery into the body, Hardik Pandya picks the line well and dispatches it into the stands over the mid-wicket region. Mumbai Indians 149/5 (18 overs) vs KKR 178/723.33 IST: SIX! Free gifts! Full toss angling into the pads, Rana just clips it over the square leg region for half a dozen. Can this young lad pull it off?23.32 IST: FOUR! Top shot! Low full toss outside off, gets his yorker wrong. Rana carves it past point for a boundary. Mumbai need many more.Match 7. 16.4: C Woakes to N Rana, 4 runs, 125/5 https://t.co/FN6Gxutqxg #MIvKKR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 9 April 201723.25 IST: WICKET! Kieron Pollard departs for 17. Short and wide outside off, Pollard slashes his blade at it. Gets a thick top edge which flies straight towards the fielder at third man. Rishi Dhawan comes running in towards it and takes a good catch. He is up and celebrating. The visitors have got the big man and Mumbai need something really special to win this now. Mumbai Indians 119/5 (16.1 overs) vs KKR 178/723.22 IST: Mumbai in need of some quick runs here. Kieron Pollard will have to be the man to attack.The Caribbean battle!#Narine has dismissed the big #Pollard 3 times in 13 innings, time for a 4th? #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 9 April 2017That travelled faster than a Mumbai local! #Pollard thunders his first SIX! #MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 9 April 201723.01 IST: WICKET! Krunal Pandya departs. Rajpoot gets his second! Back of a length delivery down the leg side, Pandya dances down the track and tries to guides it fine down the leg side. Gets a really faint edge as the ball flies away towards the keeper. The players appeal for a caught behind and the umpire is quick to raise his finger. 82 runs needed off 47 balls. Mumbai Indians 97/4 (12.1 overs) vs KKR 178/7advertisement22:56 IST: FOUR! Risky shot! Angling into the pads, Pandya clips it just over the fielder at mid-wicket for a boundary. Luckily it went over Yusuf Pathan who was standing there. MI 83/3 from 11 overs, still need 96 runs to win22:55 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Short delivery into the body, Krunal pulls it powerfully through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.Match 7. 6.4: S Narine to J Buttler, 6 runs, 57/0 https://t.co/FN6Gxutqxg #MIvKKR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 9 April 201744/0, 5 overs!The run rate is quite good! We want to finish the Powerplay well. #MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 9 April 201722.22 IST: Chris Lynn suffers injury to his left shoulder. Length delivery around off, Buttler steps out and with an angled bat lofts it down the ground. Chris Lynn runs behind and dives to take it, but misses and then falls on the ball. Seems to have hurt his left arm or shoulder. Painful. He doesn’t even get back up to collect the ball. The ball is still inside the rope as Yusuf Pathan throws it back in. Two runs are taken.Skied up in the air by Buttler, but safe! Lynn tries to catch the ball, but lands on it as he spills it. #MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 9 April 201722.20 IST: SIX! Brilliant innovation from Jos Buttler. He premeditates the full ball, walks across and scoops it over the keeper’s head. Sends it over the fine leg fence and will get a biggie to his name.Two Englishmen pitted against each other! Woakes ??? Buttler.This is an interesting battle! #MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 9 April 201722:15 IST: 10 runs from the third over. MI 25/0 in three overs, still need 154 runs to win.22:12 IST: Absolute ripper of a delivery from Trent Boult! Has got the line right and cut Jos Buttler in two. Bring it back in on a back of a length, on middle and leg, Buttler looks to work it across but the ball goes right through bat and pad. There’s some noise as the ball goes behind which was probably off the thigh pad. So, the umpire denies the caught behind appeal.22:10 IST: Two overs gone and MI are on 15/0, still needing 164 runs to win the tie. 22:07 IST: Both Boult and Chris Woakes are getting some swing but no wickets to show for it so far.22:03 IST! FOUR! Jos Buttler is now away without wasting a second. Full and swinging back in on middle and leg, Buttler flicks it through mid-wicket and ends the over with a boundary. Good first over for Mumbai. MI 9/0 after one over, need another 170 runs to win.22:00 IST: FOUR! First runs for Mumbai. Short and wide outside off, Parthiv Patel flashes hard and pierces the gap well. Sends it away between point and cover-point all the way to the boundary line.advertisement21:59 IST: Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler to open the innings for MI while Trent Boult has the ball for KKR.21:59 IST: The wicket seems a really good one to bat on and with the firepower Mumbai possess, you surely can still call the game even. Mumbai will have to bat really well to chase it down. While Kolkata will bank on their bowlers to restrict the hosts. The chase surely is going to be entertaining.KKR INNINGS:21.46 IST: Brilliance from Manish Pandey has helped Kolkata post a total of 178. Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir gave them a flying start but Krunal Pandya had different plans when introduced into the attack. He took three vital wickets and changed the tide for a while. Suryakumar Yadav and Manish Pandey stitched in an important partnership of 44 runs to lay a good foundation for a flurry in the end.SIX!Try catching that ???, #Pandey whacks Malinga into the stands with a 86 metre six, that’s his 3rd of this innings. #AmiKKR #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/pvmJYRUgyb- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 9 April 2017Match 7. 19.1: M McClenaghan to M Pandey, 6 runs, 161/6 https://t.co/FN6Gxutqxg #MIvKKR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 9 April 201721.32 IST: WICKET! Lasith Malinga strikes again and this time he gets Chris Woakes with a slower. Two wickets in two overs for Slinga Malinga! Lands this on a length and outside off, Woakes looks to go over long on. He gets the connection but fails to get the elevation. Pollard, stationed there, takes a fine catch to end Woakes’ short stay at the crease. Wankhede is buzzing and excited as Mumbai look to restrict the visitors under 160. Kolkata Knight Riders 144/6 (18.1 overs) vs Mumbai Indians21.30 IST: FIFTY! Manish Pandey reaches his eighth fifty in the IPL. He has played brilliantly but needs to stay till the end. Kolkata Knight Riders 141/5 (17.4 overs) vs Mumbai Indians21.22 IST: WICKET! Suryakumar Yadav caught at deep by Kieron Pollard off Lasith Malinga first ball after time out. The bowling change works straightaway! How many times has Malinga given a breakthrough to Mumbai? Malinga bowls this full and slightly slower, Yadav expecting a yorker goes early into his shot. The ball flies high up in the air and lobs towards Pollard at long on. He is as calm as a cucumber and grabs it. Suryakumar Yadav is in shock, he cannot believe what he has done! Kolkata Knight Riders 131/5 (16.1 overs) vs Mumbai Indians21.17 IST: FOUR! One more, the visitors have found much needed momentum. Bumrah bowls this on a length and outside off, Manish Pandey opens the face of the bat and cuts it through point for a boundary. Time out taken. Kolkata Knight Riders 131/4 (16 overs) vs Mumbai Indians21.16 IST: SIX! What a shot! Bumrah misses his yorker by a touch and that is enough for Manish Pandey. Gets under to this fullish delivery and slams it over the bowler’s head for a biggie. He has absolutely timed that to perfection.Match 7. 14.2: H Singh to S Yadav, 4 runs, 111/4 https://t.co/FN6Gxutqxg #MIvKKR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 9 April 201721.09 IST: SIX! In the air… but well over Jasprit Bumrah. Sticks to the back of a length delivery and keeps it outside off, Pandey backs away and upper cuts it. For a while, it seemed like Bumrah would have a chance at third man. But eventually the ball sailed over him and went for a maximum.1?0?0? up for us. It’s time to up the ante in the remaining overs. ?? #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 9 April 201721.01 IST: WICKET! Krunal Pandya bags his third as he removes Yusuf Pathan. The Pandya brothers have done it again. The lack of boundaries have led to the wicket. Loops this one around off, Pathan shimmies down the track aiming to go over long off but doesn’t connect well. Hardik gets under the ball there and catches it easily. Kolkata have lost their fourth wicket! Kolkata Knight Riders 87/4 (11.4 overs) vs Mumbai Indians20.59 IST: DROPPED! But a difficult chance. Turning away on a length, around off, Pandey gets a faint edge behind. Parthiv has no time to react as the ball brushes off his gloves.Oooooooohhhhh!!!#Pandey survives twice in as many balls, off #Bhajji #MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 9 April 2017Exciting @im_manishpandey has the destructive @iamyusufpathan with him at the crease. All we need is a good partnership now. #AmiKKR #MIvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 9 April 2017’I bowl, you catch’ – #PandyaPlan #IPL #MIvKKR – @mipaltan pic.twitter.com/n7gMi8B402- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 9 April 201720.45 IST: WICKET! That’s plumb! Fuller delivery angling into the stumps, Lynn goes for a heave on the leg side. He misses it completely and gets rapped on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire obliges. Bumrah is over the moon and the dangerman Lynn departs. Kolkata Knight Riders 67/3 (7.3 overs) vs Mumbai Indians20:39 IST: Six runs from the seventh over. It’s time for the strategic time-out now. KKR 65/2 from seven overs. 20:37 IST: Krunal Pandya  continues from the other end.20:35 IST: End of PowerPlay. KKR 59/2 after six overs. Lynn 28*, Pandey 1*20:31 IST: FOUR! Brute force! Good length delivery outside off, Lynn smashes it through covers for a boundary.20:30 IST: Double blow for Kolkata. KKR 48/2 from five overs.20:27 IST: OUT! Krunal makes it two in the same over! Fuller delivery in the line of the stumps, Uthappa goes for a biggie on the leg side. Cannot find the distance there as the ball flies off the top edge towards deep mid-wicket. His brother Hardik gets under the ball and takes a simple catch. Mumbai players are excited and so is the crowd. KKR 48/2 from 4.5 overs.20:26 IST: FOUR! Lucky runs! Tossed up outside off, Uthappa lunges forward in defence and gets a thick outside edge which runs fine through the third man region for a boundary.20:24 IST: OUT! Spin does the trick! Fuller delivery into the pads, Gambhir sweeps it straight to the fielder at square leg. McClenaghan the fielder there, jumps a bit and takes a simple catch. Krunal Pandya has made it count and Kolkata finally lose a wicket in this tournament. KKR 44/1 from 4.2 overs.#MIcam – #MI flags are out as Krunal sends back #Gambhir & #Uthappa in his 1st over. #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/JZBXzvNjEc- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 9, 201720:23 IST: Gambhir and Lynn going strong. 44/0 from 4 overs. Lynn 21*, Gambhir 19*20:21 IST: SIX! Go fetch it in the crowd! Slower delivery on a good length just outside off, Lynn waits for it and hammers it over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen.A big 6? from the in-form @lynny50 as he whacks the ball into the stands. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/cf7a15evFg- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 9, 201720:19 IST: Malinga returns.20:18 IST: FOUR! Deft! Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir guides it really fine on the off side for another boundary. 15 off the over. KKR 34/0 after three overs.20:16 IST: FOUR! Free runs! Low full toss outside off, Gambhir guides this one through point. The fielder there gets a hand to it but cannot stop the ball from going to the boundary.20:15 IST: Good ball by Bumrah. Just two runs from it.20:15 IST: No ball and it’s a FREE HIT!20:13 IST: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack.20:12 IST: FOUR! Top shot! Fuller delivery outside off, Gambhir square drives it through cover-point for a boundary. Two overs gone. KKR 19/0.20:12 IST: Can he be this destructive?On an average, @lynny50 hits a six every 9? balls. How many will he hit today? ??? #Lynnsanity #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/ULi5vrk0KE- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 9, 201720:10 IST: Did you know?#DidYouKnow#KKR is the only team to win away from home this season. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #MIvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 9, 201720:09 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings! Sprayed on a length down the leg side, Lynn guides it fine down the leg side for a boundary.20:07 IST: 10 runs from the first over. KKR 10/0 after one over.20:06 IST: FOUR! Hammered! Fuller delivery outside off, Lynn whacks it straight down the ground for a boundary..20:04 IST: Meanwhile, KKR’s Robin Uthappa achieves his own milestone..@robbieuthappa plays his 200th T20 match today. He is the 9th Indian to achieve this feat. Make it a memorable one ??????#AmiKKR #MIvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 9, 201720:03 IST: Another yorker but Lynn defends it to cover to get off the mark. KK3 3/0 from 0.3 overs.20:01 IST: Bang on target. Malinga starts off with a yorker as the crowd shouts MALINGA! MALINGA!19:59 IST: The teams are in and Lasith Malinga will start off for Mumbai while Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir takes the crease for KKR.19:56 IST: Parthiv’s family is here.@parthiv9’s family is here!#MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/gUvN0QHCBQ- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 9, 201719:54 IST: The teams#IPL Match 7 – Here are the Playing XIs for @mipaltan vs. @KKRiders #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/WjYdA1zNvs- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 201719:51 IST: The teams gets ready for the big clashThe Knight Riders @KKRiders are also ready #MIvKKR. Bring it ON – Match 7 #IPL pic.twitter.com/M11KgOd54j- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 2017The @mipaltan are geared up for their first home game of #IPL season #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/ZlkcmSKXBJ- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 201719:48 IST: Meanwhile in HyderabadAll happy in the @SunRisers’ camp. @VVSLaxman281 & @rashidkhan_19 click an #IPLselfie post-match #IPL pic.twitter.com/2BPRDf1yrc- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 201719:44 IST: Bumrah all praise for the fansBumrah is upbeat for our first home game!”It’s always great to play in Wankhede. The crowd is always behind you.”#MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 9, 201719:39 IST: Not a good stat this one for KKR.6?7? – #KKR’s lowest total in the IPL!We were the opposition & Wankhede was the venue, that day in 2008. #MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 9, 201719:35 IST: Team changes: Ankit Rajpoot comes in for Piyush Chawla for KKR while Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh comes in for Mumbai in place of Tim Southee and the injured Ambati Rayudu.19:33 IST: Slinga-Malinga is back!.@ImRo45 announces that Lasith #Malinga is back in the line-up, and the crowd roars! Happy to see Slinga back?#MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 9, 201719:30 IST: Mumbai Indians win toss, elect to bowl first19: 29 IST: Wankhede is readyCan you hear that? Of course you can! Deafening levels at the Wankhede!#MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/Sd8eKf8fVf- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 9, 201719:21 IST: Rohit Sharma presents Gautam Gambhir the Play Fair – Spirit of Cricket awardPlay Hard, Play Fair – Spirit of Cricket at #IPL – @ImRo45 and @GautamGambhir pic.twitter.com/4puoCIjcDQ- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 201719:19 IST: The stage is set and the task for in-form KKR is steep by the looks of it.1?3?-5?Our win-loss record ??? #KKR – the best by a team to have faced an opponent at least 10 times in the #IPL #MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 9, 2017Beautiful, isn’t it? Where are you watching tonight’s game from? Send us your images and we might RT them.#MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/7ESyvOeyq4- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 9, 201719:15 IST: Mumbai Indians and Kolkata  Knight Riders renew rivalry Introducing – the two-time #IPL CHAMPIONS @mipaltan #MIvKKR pic.twitter.com/TI9I4arxw1- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 201719:11 IST:  The first game of the day ends with Sunrisers Hyderabad beating Gujarat Lions by 9 wickets.#IPL Match 6 – @SunRisers 140/1 (15.3 ovs) beat @TheGujaratLions 135/7 by 9 wkts. Relive the game here – https://t.co/MTS1nH28oz #SRHvGL pic.twitter.com/Pl8iAxKN1N- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 201719:05 IST: Focus on Rohit SharmaDouble Dhamaka! ??In 2016, we beat #KKR on both occasions by 6? wickets!#RohitSharma was the MoM in both games. #MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 9, 201719:00 IST: KKR will look to continue the good run after hammering the Gujarat Lions.After winning our 1st game of the #IPL convincingly, #Knights are ready to leave a mark of Purple & Gold at Wankhede!??? #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR pic.twitter.com/CPPxlpvSVC- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 9, 201718:58 IST: Meanwhile in Hyderabad the Sunrisers are coasting along towards victory versus the Gujarat Lions. SRH need just 14 off 40 balls to win the tie. Warner is not out on 65 off 40 balls.18:55 IST: Great show of sportsmanship among the fans outside the Wankhede as fans gather together for a picture.Surrounded by the Paltan – that is how #KKR fans will feel at the Wankhede Stadium tonight. #MIvKKR #CricketMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/Iudj2LK7BR- Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 9, 201718:51 IST: Mumbai Indians are excited about their first game at the Wankhede in IPL 201718:43 IST: A team filled with spinners, KKR will bank on them again to continue the good work.Our spinners are the most successful from the last two #IPL seasons. Head over to https://t.co/XRBSC4y4Ad for such amazing trivias! #AmiKKR pic.twitter.com/xGKSqz6YdL- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 9, 201718:41 IST: The Knights from Kolkata have arrived at the WankhedeMumbai Indians would not want to read too much into their good track record against Kolkata Knight Riders after the latter’s dominating display in their opening game when the two sides lock horns at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.KKR cantered to a 10-wicket win against Gujarat Lions on Friday night with Gautam Gambhir (76 not out) and Chris Lynn (93 not out) taking Gujarat bowlers to the cleaners.Chasing 184 to win, KKR reached the target with 31 balls to spare, underlining their title credentials from the word go.Mumbai, on the other hand, failed to overcome the challenge from Rising Pune Supergiant in their opening game, losing by seven wickets as Pune skipper Steve Smith stamped his class with a brilliant unbeaten 84 to guide his team to victory.In the head to head count, Mumbai clearly have the upper hand with 13 wins in 18 ties to KKR’s five.At the Wankhede, KKR have won just once, when they prevailed by 32 runs in 2012.MALINGA BOOSTMumbai would be desperate to get back the services of Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga, who took a hat-trick in the second T20 against Bangladesh recently, his first in the shortest format of the game.Malinga is the all time highest wicket taker in the IPL with 143 scalps to his name.KKR meanwhile, according to skipper Gambhir, fared well in their bowling department by restricting a top-heavy batting of Gujarat to 183 on a wicket that offered little assistance.Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers, taking two wickets and conceding just 25 runs in his four overs.But it was KKR’s batting that left everyone talking. Not losing a wicket and clobbering the Gujarat bowlers with disdain, Lynn and Gambhir showed imperial form, one that will give them a lot of confidence going into the next game.The pair broke IPL’s record of highest first wicket partnership previously held by Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan (167) for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors.last_img read more

Here’s what your dog’s breed says about your work personality

first_imgIf you can’t do without Bruno or Rover, you aren’t alone. No wonder plenty of companies and start-ups are allowing employees to bring their pets to work. The list of pet-friendly offices worldwide includes Google, Etsy and Ben and Jerry’s. The trend is catching on in India too, with start-ups such as InMobi, Chumbak and DriveU allowing pets into the office.It’s a fact that four-legged Fido can do a lot of good to the office environment. A study by Virginia Commonwealth University, published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, revealed that people who bring their dogs into the workplace are less stressed, and that sense of job satisfaction extends to people who come into contact with the pet. Over time, this can reduce employee absenteeism, low morale and burnout.But what do you do if your workplace hasn’t jumped on to the pet-friendly bandwagon? Wait for June 23, Bring Your dog to Work Day, when you can happily take your furry friend to your cubicle. This day, created by Pet Sitters International, was first celebrated in 1999 and celebrates the companionship dogs provide to promote adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies.Most often than not, people often have a favourite breed, which they end up bringing home. Continued research has shown that pet owners often share their dogs’ personalities. A study at Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom has revealed that you can read a person’s personality from their dog and that “certain personality types are subconsciously drawn to certain breeds”.advertisementSo as you prep your pooch for his day at work, do you know what your dog’s breed is saying about you and your style of working?Sporting dogs  Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers and SpanielsSporting dogs are the most common types of dogs people choose to bring home. Those who like them tend to be friendly, agreeable, gentle, easy to please and high spirited.At work: You’re intelligent, hard working and serious about work but also enjoy playing the fool. Confrontation is not your thing.Herding dogs  German Shepherds, Collies and SheepdogsPeople who pick herding dogs tend to be extroverted. They’re confident, courageous, balanced, able to work a crowd easily and ready to lend a helping hand.At work: You’re fearless, but not looking for trouble. Eager and alert, you’re extremely outgoing.Hound dogs Beagles, Greyhounds, Bassett Hounds, DachshundsIf you ain’t nothing but a hound dog, that’s good news. Hound dog owners tend to be emotionally more stable. They are calm, committed, consistent, and have a reasonable degree of self-esteem.At work: Deadlines and other stresses fail to ruffle you and you go about things proactively. That’s why people often turn to you during crisis for your take.Toy dogs  Chihuahuas, Poodles and PugsChihuahuas popping out of the purses of starlets have given toy dogs a bad name. Fact is that people who own toy dogs are more likely to be intelligent, creative and conscientious.At work: You’re agreeable, spunky, open to new experiences and more likely to be an out-of-the-box thinker. Your even temper and vivacious personality makes you a crowd pleaser.Utility dogs  Dalmatians and BulldogsPeople with utility dogs tend to be extroverted and extra conscientious – they’ll always be willing to go the extra mile. They have gentle dispositions, and tend to be calm, friendly and dignified.At work: You are equable and resolute, even when facing a mountain of files. Your easy-going nature and deadline-oriented nature makes you a team favourite.Working dogs   Dobermans, Boxers, Great Danes and RottweilersTaking care of huge, strong dogs needs an intelligent and sharp mind. So people living with working dogs tend to be agreeable, composed, energetic, quick and extremely active.At work: You enjoy challenges, physical and mental, and tend to be a speedy worker. You have an even temperament, and are alert and extremely loyal.This article was first published on MonsterIndia.com.Read: 8 greatest Indian teachers of all times Read: Why interviewing parents for the admission of kids isn’t bad at alllast_img read more

Mourinho knew Man Utd job ‘wouldn’t be easy’

first_imgManchester United Mourinho knew Man Utd job ‘wouldn’t be easy’ as title questions remain Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 16:37 12/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jose Mourinho, Manchester United vs Manchester City, 17/18 Getty Images Manchester United José Mourinho Premier League The Portuguese coach was appointed to help the Red Devils restore domestic dominance and he remains fully committed to his three-year contract Jose Mourinho insists he took the reins at Manchester United aware that it “wouldn’t be an easy job”, but he remains fully committed to it.The Red Devils turned to the Portuguese after seeing David Moyes and Louis van Gaal struggle to fill the void created by Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.Mourinho was acquired on the back of a proven track record of delivering success across Europe. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He landed three trophies in his debut campaign, but anyone in charge of United is expected to challenge for the Premier League title and questions have been asked of the Red Devils this season and the ability of their manager to claim that crown while favouring a cautious approach.Mourinho, though, is accustomed to facing criticism and continues to work towards long-term goals, telling reporters ahead of a trip to West Brom: “We are second, this is where we are, not first and not third.Jose Mourinho Manchester United“We take one match at a time, let’s see where we are at the end of the season. I signed a three-year contract because that was the time that myself and the board decided to be my contract at that time.“I knew that it wouldn’t be an easy job, I had a similar experience before in huge historic clubs.“In big clubs people look to the history of the club and not the current moment, that is difficult.“When I go to Real Madrid, they were in a difficult moment, no titles for many years, it was hard but good for my development as a manager.”United have seen arch-rivals Manchester City surge 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, with a costly derby defeat contributing to the Red Devils slipping off the pace.There is, however, still a long way to go in the battle for top-flight supremacy, while United also remain in the Carabao Cup and Champions League and have an FA Cup campaign to kick-off in January.last_img read more

Justice System Must Safeguard Children’s Rights

first_imgChief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, says that the various agencies that have responsibility for dealing with children in the justice system must be vigilant in safeguarding their rights as mandated by the Child Care and Protection Act. She was addressing the Kingston and St. Andrew Family Court Parent Month exposition on November 30, 2012 at the Jamaica Conference Centre. The Chief Justice made the remarks even as she acknowledged that the authorities were having a challenge in housing the number of youngsters in children’s homes and lockups, which she said, “is increasing at such an alarming rate.” She said that the courts are also experiencing challenges, because in many instances, parents are not willing to live up to their responsibilities. She said they are seeking instead, to put those responsibilities on the authorities. Nevertheless, the Chief Justice said that judges in the Children’s Court must be astute enough to realise that many children, who face them as offenders, are in fact, victims of abuse by adults and sometimes their parents, which influences their behavioural problems. She noted that the judiciary has to be sensitised on how to deal with children in court and the psychological impact that it has on them. She informed that a number of seminars and workshops have been held on the matter. “I have been encouraging judges for example, that when you have victims and you have witnesses, you have to be careful to see that they are not kept together. The person, who has offended the child or molested a child should not be in the same space with that child… seeing that person causes the child to be traumatized. Sometimes the smell of the person causes the child to be traumatised, seeing the person in the community after the offence has occurred causes trauma to the child,” she stated.  She commended the Victim Support Unit in the Ministry of Justice for the role it has been playing in educating the judiciary on the traumatising effect of the court system on children.  She also expressed support for the new Parenting Policy, noting that “we need information and knowledge of what constitutes good parenting. We need to get back to basics”. Guest speaker at the event was Convener of Hear The Children’s Cry, Betty-Ann Blaine, who encouraged parents to be good stewards of their children. She noted that if parents get it right the first time by instilling good family values, then most of the problems that the country now faces would be a thing of the past. Mrs. Blaine also urged the children to work hard and graduate from school, telling them that teenage pregnancy was a passport to poverty.  Also addressing the exposition was Principal Executive Officer of the Court Management Services (CMS), Deborah Gardener, who pledged continued support to the Family Court and the Family Court Attendance Centre. Mrs. Gardener described the court as a “beacon of hope” in the country, noting that the preventative aspect of the court’s work was very important. The event received full support from parents, judges and staff of the Family Court system, students of the Family Court Attendance Centre and members of the public. Several pieces of craft work such as carvings, pillows and pillow cases, created by the children, were also on display.last_img read more

BJP Cong slam AAP over water DJB says no crisis

first_imgNEW DELHI: The heat over the politics of the water crisis is rising in Delhi as the Congress and the BJP blamed the ruling AAP for not being able to deal with the city’s water demand, while the DJB said the situation is under control. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has failed to supply water in at least 50 percent areas of the city, the Congress said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is not ready to acknowledge the water issue. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsOn the contrary, the DJB said the situation in the national capital is better this time as compared to other states and past years. BJP MLA Vijender Gupta, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, said the water crisis in the national capital is at its peak this time. “There was no summer plan or any preparation to meet the increasing water demand in the city,” Gupta said, adding that the Arvind Kejriwal government has completely failed. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPeople are facing a water crisis across the city, and it’s unfortunate that “in 50 per cent of the city, the DJB is not supplying water”, he said. Water is being supplied through tankers in various areas but “the situation is serious in old Delhi, remote and rural areas. People are standing in queues for hours for water”, Gupta added. “The private tankers are collecting huge money from people. The DJB is not able to have a proper infrastructure to reach out to each house of the city. They (AAP government) did not put any effort to improve the water situation in Delhi in the past 4.5 years,” he said. BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel said the city has enough water but the AAP “has failed in management”. “There is no shortage of water but management issues. Half of the city is not getting the water, while half is getting dirty water. They talk about unauthorized colonies, but could not provide them water pipelines,” said Goel . DJB Vice Chairman Dinesh Mohaniya proclaimed that there has been no water crisis in the city and the Board is running at 104 per cent of its own capacity to meet the growing demand for water. “We are producing more water than our capacity. We have production of 104 percent. If you see other states and metros, say Chennai and Mumbai, they are having official cut of 20 to 40 per cent. They are saying they are not able to provide water and also not able to meet the city’s water demand.” Mohaniya, also an AAP MLA, said since the party came to power, the water situation has improved and this year also, the situation is under control despite the rise in temperature. “We are ensuring that the (water) supplies are normal. The issues in some areas can be because of the weather or maintenance but we are simultaneously resolving the issues. “There is no point of crisis, there are some issues due to maintenance. The network is so big that leakages and other issues will happen but as soon as we are getting complaints, we are resolving the issue,” Mohaniya added. He said that if there is leakage in an area, “the water supply will be affected. This happens across the year not just in summer”.last_img read more

Ackermann takes 7 wickets to set new T20 record

first_imgLondon: South African batting all-rounder Colin Ackermann has become the first bowler to take a seven-wicket haul in T20 cricket. Ackermann on Wednesday returned with bowling figures of 7-18 in Leicestershire’s 55-run victory against Birmingham Bears in a T20 Blast game in Leicester. He took six of his seven wickets in two overs as Birmingham lost their last eight wickets for just 20 runs to be bowled out for 134, chasing 190. The 28-year-old off-spinner scalped the wickets of Michael Burgess, Sam Hain, Will Rhodes, Liam Banks, Alex Thomson, Henry Brookes and Jeetan Patel. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHis figures surpassed the previous best of 6-5 by Malaysian bowler Arul Suppiah for Somerset against Glamorgan in 2011. “Never in a million years (did I expect to set a bowling record) — I’m a batting all-rounder,” Ackermann was quoted as saying by the official ICC website. “It was the first time it has turned at Grace Road, so I tried to use my height and get a bit of bounce. Even if it turns a couple of centimetres, it’s an advantage. I tried to get the batters to hit into the biggest part of the field into the wind and just mix my pace up a little,” said the Leicester captain.last_img read more

Freeland says she brought up case of imprisoned Canadian with Cuban foreign

first_imgMONTREAL — Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday she raised the case of Benjamin Tomlin, a Canadian citizen imprisoned in Cuba, during a meeting with her Cuban counterpart earlier this week.The minister rejected claims from Tomlin’s family and from a prominent Montreal constitutional lawyer that Canada doesn’t do enough to protect its citizens abroad.The Canadian Press reported Wednesday that Tomlin, 46, was sentenced in March to 10 years in prison in Cuba for allegedly having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl.His Canadian lawyer, Ricardo Alcolado Perez, said his client was likely set up after a night of partying in a seaside town outside the resort destination of Varadero. Alcolado Perez said Tomlin’s legal proceedings were plagued with irregularities and none of the witnesses in the case — including the minor with whom he is accused of having sexual relations — identified him in court.Tomlin appealed his March 2019 conviction to Cuba’s supreme tribunal. Hours after The Canadian Press story was published Wednesday — and on the same day as Freeland’s official visit to Cuba — Alcolado Perez was notified the Cuban court had rejected the appeal.Freeland told a news conference Friday that during her meeting this week with Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla, “I did raise the case of Ben Tomlin.”The minister added she could “not disagree more strongly” with the assertion that Canada doesn’t help its citizens abroad.“A very big part of my work, of the work of my political office, of the work of our diplomats around the world, is to provide consular support to detained Canadians around the world,” she said.Tomlin’s sister, Caroline Simpson of Montreal, said in an interview Friday her brother has not received proper assistance  from consular officials or from Global Affairs Canada.She said shortly after her brother was arrested in Cuba in 2018, she was told by a Canadian embassy employee in Havana that the prison in which her brother was detained had good conditions. She said she was told there was a canteen where he could buy nutritious food, and international calling cards were sold, but none of that was true.Simpson and Alcolado Perez said no representative from Canada was at Tomlin’s trial, and neither the embassy nor the Canadian government provided translation services.Montreal-based lawyer Julius Grey, who is currently defending another Canadian detained in Cuba, said in an interview this week that Canada is too “non-interventionist” when citizens are detained outside the country. He said Canada needs to do much more to stand up for its citizens abroad.Alcolado Perez said he will begin the process of requesting a transfer for Tomlin, an employee of the Canadian Development Investment Corp., to serve the remainder of the 10-year sentence in a Canadian prison.Giuseppe Valiante and Emerald Bensadoun, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Caledon Ont actress tightlipped about role as Will Smiths daughter in Suicide

first_imgAdvertisement Pierre-Dixon says the audition process for Suicide Squad was more than a little nerve-wracking. Login/Register With: “I was like shaking, and once I got in I guess all the nerves left but it was still really exciting and overwhelming to see Will Smith in front of me and he’s like shaking my hand,” she said. Twitter Despite some prodding, Shailyn Pierre-Dixon won’t give up many details about this summer’s Suicide Squad — except for her own role in the film.The 13-year-old Caledon actress will only say that she’s playing Will Smith’s daughter (well, the daughter of his character Deadsot) in the upcoming summer blockbuster.“Keeping the secrets for Suicide Squad is pretty hard because my friends keep asking,” the teenager told CBC Radio’s Metro Morning on Wednesday. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Staying busy probably helps Pierre-Dixon remain tight-lipped, the young actress is currently appearing on the Canadian television series Between and won a Canadian Screen Award last year for her role as young Aminata in the CBC’s mini-series The Book of Negroes.Suicide Squad was shot in Toronto last summer, you might remember seeing cars race down Yonge Street when it closed overnight for filming. But before that happened the supervillan movie had to be cast. Advertisementlast_img read more

DR Congo rebel leader abandons armed group under UN demobilisation scheme

Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Bisengimana, also known as Sam Mutima-Kunda, a village chief and influential figure in the Forces démocratiques de Liberation du Rwanda (FDLR) – formed by Rwandan ethnic Hutus linked to the 1994 genocide – defected yesterday after year-long negotiations, according to the mission (MONUSCO).The mission said his defection under the terms of its Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration, Rehabilitation and Repatriation (DDRRR) programme dealt a serious blow to the FDLR, which he served as a member of the high command.Lt-Col. Bisengimana was responsible for mobilizing civilian support for the FDLR and facilitated recruitment, according to MONUSCO.Before fleeing Rwanda to DRC’s North Kivu province in the wake of the genocide, he was a company commander in the Rwandan army.His defection follows the extraction from the FDLR of three other fighters with the rank of major last month. Last year, 1,881 FDLR rebels, including 64 officers, opted for voluntary surrender and disarmament under the MONUSCO demobilisation programme. 16 February 2011The United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today reported that a senior member of one of the most troublesome armed groups in the eastern region of the country has turned himself in under the demobilisation programme run by the mission. read more

Elizabeth May was holding a singleuse cup before photo was altered to

Elizabeth May, Party leader of the Green Party of Canada with altered (photoshopped) cup. In a statement, May said she was not aware the image had been altered, and she had nothing to hide. “I was completely shocked to find that the party had photoshopped an image of me from last year’s Sidney Street Market,” she said.“My personal daily practice is to avoid single use plastic items 100% of the time. I never drink from plastic water bottles. I always carry my own reusable coffee cup. I carry my own bamboo utensils. I walk the talk every day. I hope that despite this misstep by well-meaning party staff (who hoped to brand the image with our logo), people can believe that in the original photo there is nothing I would have hidden.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.The party did not explain why it had previously claimed the original cup was reusable. A copy of the original photo was attached to May’s statement.Online archives suggest the photo was altered between June 27 and July 16, shortly after the party’s website was redesigned in May. OTTAWA — Green Party leader Elizabeth May was holding a disposable coffee cup in a photo on the party’s website that was later altered to show her holding a reusable cup with a metal straw, contrary to her party’s earlier claims.A party spokesperson previously told the National Post that May had been holding a reusable cup, and the image had been photoshopped simply to include another reusable cup, one bearing the Green Party logo. At the time, the spokesperson said the party was unable to provide the Post with a copy of the original photo.But the Post has obtained the original photo from internet archives, which shows May holding a single-use, disposable cup. The cup was biodegradable, however — it was produced by Eco-Products, a manufacturer of compostable dishes and containers. Green Party of Canada Green Party of Canada Green party Leader Elizabeth May, seen in the original photo showing her holding a disposable, biodegradable cup at a market on Vancouver Island. May says she was “completely shocked” that someone had photoshopped the image to add a metal straw and reusable cup. Last spring, a cropped version of the image appeared on the main page of the party’s website, showing only May’s face. After the website was redesigned, a larger version of the photo appeared on the home page, showing May holding the disposable cup. By mid-July, the photo had been altered to show a reusable cup bearing the Green Party logo, with a metal straw.A version of the unedited photo has been distributed to media outlets, including iPolitics. It was cropped so as not to show the disposable cup.Green Party spokesperson Rosie Emery previously told the Post the photo was altered simply to display the Green Party logo, and she didn’t think it was meant to make a statement about May’s environmental values. “She is a person… who walks her talk in every way. She really does. That’s one of the things I admire about her,” Emery said.The Green Party’s platform, released last week, promises to ban the production of non-essential single-use plastics, including disposable straws, plates, cups, lids and cutlery, by January 2022.Related Green Party used Photoshop to add reusable cup and metal straw to photo of Elizabeth May Raymond de Souza: Elizabeth May and the rise of messianic politics Matt Gurney: The Green Party is so tolerant, Elizabeth May can’t even talk about her Christian faith Coffee cups manufactured by Eco-Products don’t contain the petroleum-based plastic lining on ordinary single-use cups. Instead, the biodegradable cups are lined with polylactic acid, a bioplastic generally derived from corn starch or sugar cane. They are compostable in commercial composting facilities, but not in home compost bins.The party has not said who was responsible for altering the image. Asked if the party has altered other images, Emery said, “I think photos are often touched up to make colour nicer and design nicer, but I’m not aware that anybody’s photoshopping for particular statements or anything like that.”May is campaigning in Atlantic Canada this week, where she’s hoping her party can make gains following provincial Green Party successes in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. At a campaign rally in Charlottetown Monday night, she described climate change as “the fight of our lives.”Polls suggest the Green Party and the NDP are fighting for third place in the Oct. 21 election. The Green Party currently holds two ridings on Vancouver Island, including May’s, and the party is targeting several other seats in British Columbia, Ontario and the Maritimes.• Email: mforrest@postmedia.com | Twitter: read more

Partnerships fresh policy ideas needed to ensure no one is left behind

ESCAP’s new theme study proposes shifting STI policy to focus on supporting social justice and environmental protection; resource efficiency; integrating openness and inclusivity into innovation strategies; and the promotion of technology to support quality jobs and reduce environmental impact. In a written message to the Commission, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed: “We are living in a crucially important period for humanity. Last year the leaders of the world adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change. But the delivery of our crucial mandate starts from this year. We have the collective responsibility to turn these landmark agreements into tangible actions now.”The Prime Minister of Fiji, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, outgoing Chair of the session, highlighted the commitments made by the international community to the 2030 Agenda, the Addis Ababa Accord, the Sendai framework, and most importantly for Fiji, the Paris agreement on climate change. The Prime Minister said the biggest challenge now is to implement these agreements, and he underlined that ESCAP has a very important role to play in meeting that challenge.The Prime Minister of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Qohir Rasulzoda, who was elected to Chair of the session added that ESCAP serves as a unique intergovernmental platform and the members of ESCAP shall work hand in hand with the Secretariat to promote truly inclusive and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Shamshad Akhtar (centre), moderates the panel comprising of ministers and experts from Fiji, Tajikistan, Tuvalu, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, the Asian Development Bank and Eurasian Economic Commission. Photo: ESCAP “Comprehensive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires partnerships and deployment of new solutions between countries and across subregions,” said Shamshad Akhtar, the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), which opened its 72nd session in Bangkok today. “The 2030 Agenda calls for fundamental policy rethinking, and shifts in action, for which pacing and sequencing of national initiatives will be critical,” she said, also highlighting the crucial role of regional cooperation and connectivity, noting that appropriate pacing and sequencing of regional cooperation holds the potential to reinvigorate growth and shared prosperity through diversification, inclusiveness and sustainable development. “Smart development demands that we move from silo-bound to cross-sectoral approaches and solutions, deploy the right mix of policies and incentives and address cross-cutting and thematic areas such as tackling all types and sources of inequality,” added Ms. Akhtar.The 72nd session is being held under the theme ‘Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for Sustainable Development,’ and places particular emphasis on harnessing STI towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in Asia-Pacific. read more

Mens volleyball sweeps Princeton at home adds victory No 20

After nearly a month on the road, the No. 9 Ohio State men’s volleyball team was happy to finally be back home at St. John Arena this weekend. The Buckeyes (20-6, 11-2 MIVA) returned from the long road trip and swept Princeton (3-17) in the two-game series. On Friday, OSU jumped out early over the seemingly overwhelmed Tigers in the first two sets, 25-17, 25-18, to take a 2-0 lead. Although many of the fans expected the Buckeyes to complete the sweep, Princeton would not go down easily. The Tigers rallied to take the next two sets, 22-25, 22-25, to stun OSU and send the match into a deciding fifth set. “Princeton played a pesky game of volleyball,” OSU coach Pete Hanson said. Hanson, who had gone with a deeper-than-normal rotation for the match, looked back toward his senior leaders to get the job done. “We had some older guys and fifth-year seniors to fall back on,” Hanson said. “Ultimately we were stronger at the end.” The Buckeyes jumped to an 8-2 lead and ultimately to the set and match with a 15-9 victory. OSU was led by fifth-year senior Jason Tobkin, who had nine kills and an OSU-record eight aces for the match, and junior Shawn Sangrey, who also contributed nine kills. “I wouldn’t say that happens too often,” Tobkin said of his performance. “It was more serves of frustration and determination to keep momentum on our side.” OSU outhit Princeton .357 to .266 and had a 63-52 margin in kills for the match. OSU rebounded from its close call the previous night with a 3-0 sweep of the Tigers on Saturday. The Buckeyes opened up the match by taking the first two sets, 25-18, 25-20, with relative ease much like the night before. But instead of letting Princeton get back in the game, the Buckeyes came out with a fiery determination. OSU rolled over the Tigers, 25-12, in the third set, completing the sweep for the day and the weekend. A big difference for the match was OSU’s play at the net, where it outblocked the Tigers, 10-2. Fifth-year senior Kevin Heine led the effort with a match-high five blocks to go along with his 10 kills. For the match, OSU outhit the Tigers again .548 to .087 and had a 39-28 margin in kills. The Buckeyes’ success came to end on Sunday.  OSU fell 3-1 (25-21, 18-25, 25-19, 25-9) to No. 10 Penn State. The Buckeyes are back on the road again this weekend as they travel to George Mason and St. Francis to close out their regular season. read more

Aramine equips miniLoader L140B with battery changeout system

first_imgAramine has looked to extend the continuous working time of its battery-powered miniLoader® L140B by providing a system that, it says, will “totally change the way you can use a battery machine underground”.The standard L140B, launched in 2017, offers four hours of continuous operation. This allows for the mucking of three to four faces in one shift with a simple charging system integrated into the machine and requiring a plug to the wall, according to the company. This does not need big a electrical installation, with the power required only being about 7 kW, compared with the 45 kW typically needed for an electric machine with cable.Now, the company has looked to offer its customers another battery change-out option.The new optional QRS features a quick disconnect battery module, Aramine said. This feature, which has been added without increasing the length of the machine, allows the machine to run full time without being immobilised during charging, according to the company. “The system is ultra fast and smart with a W type aligning system and an auto locking device,” Aramine said.There is a lever with a lock on the system that ensures optimal safety of the battery pack, the company added.Aramine said its R&D department has worked hard on reorganising the components inside the machine and selecting an extremely reliable and safe connecting system with maximum power in order to retain the force of the miniLoader.“The R&D department has also run a lot of tests to find the good angle of adherence in the W type system and find a faultless self-aligning mechanism,” the company said.In order to benefit from the QRS features, a mine will require a battery change area with crane to change out the battery safely and easily. But, with these elements in place, the battery replacement process can take around 10 to 15 minutes, according to Aramine.With the QRS machine, the operator can have only one machine in operation in the mine, whereas with the fix frame version of the miniLoader, the customer requires two machines for the same productivity (one charging while the other is working), Aramine said.These new features are not only available on new machines, according to Aramine. All operating miniLoader L140Bs with a fixed frame can be converted with this new QRS system thanks to an after-market kit.The company will showcase a battery-powered miniLoader L140B, with 1.3 t capacity, equipped with optional QRS at the Bauma fair, in Munich, Germany, from April 8-14.last_img read more

Fears for jobs as Pfizer staff at Newbridge to attend meeting tomorrow

first_imgPfizer to create up to 250 construction jobs>Fears for 136 jobs as Pfizer seeks buyer for Cork site> THERE IS SPECULATION this evening that there could be further job losses in Pharmaceutical company Pfizer.A spokesperson for Pfizer confirmed to TheJournal.ie, that staff from the Newbridge plant have been called to attend a meeting tomorrow morning.MeetingShe said that the company would not be making any further statements, saying the company would like to share the information with their colleagues first.KFM says their sources state there could be up to 100 – 150 jobs losses. The meeting is due to be held at 8.30am.Pfizer Newbridge was established in County Kildare in 1992 and since 2006, over €350 million has been invested into the manufacturing site.The facility currently supplies over 80 product formulations across a wide range of product categories including central nervous system, hormone therapy and oral contraceptive to more than 100 markets around the world.Job lossesIn 2012, Pfizer cut 177 jobs at two of its plants in County Cork, while in May of this year, they announced they would be closing a facility in Little Island, outside Cork City, with the loss of 136 jobs.Pfizer has invested €5.4 billion in its operations here since opening its first plant in 1969.Pfizer recently announced an investment of €100 million in two manufacturing sites in Ireland, creating an estimated 250 construction jobs.The company said it is expanding two sites – one in Clondalkin in Dublin and the other in Ringaskiddy in Cork – to produce drugs which will deal with some of the most devastating and difficult to cure diseases.last_img read more

Ireland revises travel advice to Brunei after harsh sharia laws are implemented

first_img Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Ireland revises travel advice to Brunei after harsh sharia laws are implemented The new laws include death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, and amputation of hands and feet for thieves. Our diplomatic network also actively supports LGBTI+ rights by participating in Gay Pride parades and similar events across the world and offering support to LGBTI+ civil society organisations.According to figures from the UK government, around 13,000 British nationals visit Brunei every year.The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade regularly reviews its travel advice based on the reports from Irish missions, local contacts, EU partners and a wide range of other sources. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. THE DEPARTMENT OF Foreign Affairs has said that it has revised its travel advice for Brunei-Darussalam after it implemented harsh new sharia laws on Wednesday.The new laws introduced by the tiny nation on the island of Borneo, which is located in the South China Sea, include death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, and amputation of hands and feet for thieves.The laws have made Brunei the first country in East or Southeast Asia to have a sharia penal code at the national level, joining several mostly Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia.It has sparked international outrage, with celebrities and other prominent figures calling for a boycott of Brunei-owned hotels in protest against the laws.Brunei is ruled by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah who owns the Brunei Investment Agency which includes The Dorchester Hotel in its portfolio of luxury hotels.In response to a query from TheJournal.ie, the Department of Foreign Affairs said that it would be updating its travel advice for Brunei “based on changes to its criminal code that came into force on 3 April”.A spokesperson for the Department said that after “the introduction of severe punishments for certain crimes, including some that are not offences in Ireland”, that the Irish government had revised its travel advice (which can be found here). The new advice states: …We strongly recommend that Irish citizens familiarise themselves with and observe local law and customs before visiting Brunei, including shariah/syariah/sharia law.  Share1151 Tweet Email Saturday 6 Apr 2019, 9:30 AM Apr 6th 2019, 9:30 AM 128 Comments Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images 36,042 Views Most laws under Common Law and the Sharia Criminal Code apply to all people in Brunei, regardless of nationality or religion and penalties can be very severe (including the death penalty).The Department also said that Irish Consulates and embassies overseas “…advocate for the rights of LGBTI+ persons, including advocating for the decriminalisation of homosexuality where it exists and against its criminalisation where this is contemplated”. https://jrnl.ie/4578979 Short URL By Gráinne Ní Aodhalast_img read more

Bodies of Divers Found at the Bottom of Belizes Great Blue Hole

first_img The Great Blue Hole, a giant ocean sinkhole off the coast of Belize, is a beautiful and mysterious sight. Now, researchers working on an expedition of the sinkhole have released the first 3D maps of its interior and a minidocumentary on their submarine trip, including how they found mysterious marks and the bodies of long-lost divers at the bottom of the chasm.The film, which was recently released by Aquatica Submarines, features Erika Bergman, a submarine pilot, and Mark Atherton, the expedition’s sonar expert, discussing their expedition finds and what it was like to observe the sinkhole’s hydrogen sulfate layer, where there isn’t oxygen, Newsweek reported.“Anything that fell into the hole decomposed until that process used up all of the oxygen below 290 feet,” Bergman told Newsweek. “That means that below the hydrogen sulfide (H2S), there’s no oxygen and anything that falls down there now is preserved.”The H2S layer in the Great Blue Hole. (Photo Credit: Aquatica Submarines/YouTube)Bergman explained how marine life in the Great Blue Hole will not go through the H2S layer. Beneath the H2S layer, it’s very dark and due to a lack of oxygen, it makes it hard for creatures (and humans) to swim there.Below the H2S layer, Bergman’s team discovered hundreds of conchs, old scientific equipment, a GoPro camera, bizarre tracks on the ocean floor, and the remains of long-lost divers.“There were…these odd tracks, crisscrossing circles right around the center of the hole with no indication of what had made them. Mostly it was quiet and dark down there,” Bergman added. “We also encountered the resting place for two of the divers who’ve been lost in the hole. We notified the local authorities, and everyone agreed to leave them undisturbed. They are at peace.”Stalactites at the bottom of the Great Blue Hole. (Photo Credit: Aquatica Submarines/YouTube)Other observations revealed insights on how the cave has evolved over the years. The team captured footage of large stalactites that changed positions, indicating that tectonic plates might have shifted the area in the past.“The stalactites are enormous, some are more than 40 feet long and two feet in diameter. They form due to the slow drip of water and crystallization of minerals as the water drops dry on the tip of the mineral stone,” Bergman told Newsweek. “Water won’t drip underwater—so this was a dry cave when the sea level was much lower.Photo Credit: Aquatica Submarines/YouTubeBergman and the team are now studying data gathered from their Great Blue Hole expedition and are searching for other comparisons with other popular sinkholes.“Primarily, we’ve identified terraces in the Great Blue Hole that match up with terraces in other oceanic blue holes. These terraces are indications of sea levels in centuries passed,” Bergman noted. “What we’re finding is that sea level rises in steps, often big steps. So looking forward we can expect sea levels to follow similar patterns.”More on Geek.com:Explorers Find Weird Caverns at the Bottom of Belize’s Great Blue HoleScientists Find New Species of Wood-Munching (And Phallic-Looking) ClamsWatch: Florida Woman Rescues Snake Stuck in a Beer Can Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend last_img read more

Lonely Voices in the Wilderness Call for Earmarks

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A handful of lawmakers would like to bring back earmarks in some cases, including for military construction projects.“Earmarks need to come back to this committee,” Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) told the Senate Appropriations Committee last week during its markup of the fiscal 2017 military construction-veterans affairs spending bill, reported CQ Roll Call.“We know better than some bureaucrat sitting in Washington, D.C.,” what local projects are essential. While earmarks have led to wasteful spending in the past, the ranking member on the milcon subcommittee said, “I think Congress has learned its lesson.”Republicans have banned earmarks since 2011 through caucus rules that have been renewed in each Congress, while Democrats have adopted a voluntary earmark ban.Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) similarly attempted to make the case for earmarks last week when the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its spending bill.“It is very important that we bring back earmarks, as controversial as they are,” said Farr, the panel’s ranking member who is retiring at the end of this session.“I think we do a poor job of explaining that rural America probably can’t survive without earmarks. If money is distributed on a formula basis, there just aren’t enough people in rural America to get the sums of money that are necessary to do infrastructure development. I hope that we will work to bring those back,” he said.Earlier this year, two former congressmen, Democrat Martin Frost of Texas and Republican Tom Davis of Virginia argued in a Los Angeles Times op-ed that earmarks could help advance legislation and end partisan gridlock.last_img read more

Budget will revive growth says finance secretary

first_imgBudget will revive growth, says finance secretary5.4K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Budget will revive growth, says finance secretary5.4K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram while speaking at an interactive session in New Delhi on Saturday said the budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015 is growth oriented and will revive the economy. Mayaram defended Finance Minister Arun Jaitley_s maiden budget that was presented in the parliament on Thursday holding that the government will maintain the fiscal deficit at the projected 4.1 percent of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The President of Federation of Indian Chambers Of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Sidharth Birla, along with its members was also present at the event.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram while speaking at an interactive session in New Delhi on Saturday said the budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015 is growth oriented and will revive the economy. Mayaram defended Finance Minister Arun Jaitley_s maiden budget that was presented in the parliament on Thursday holding that the government will maintain the fiscal deficit at the projected 4.1 percent of GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The President of Federation of Indian Chambers Of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Sidharth Birla, along with its members was also present at the event.last_img read more

Oil drops on surging dollar rising US crude stocks jump in Iran

first_imgOil prices fell on Thursday, pulled down by rising U.S. crude inventories, a stronger dollar and surging output from Iran to Europe and Asia.Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down 87 cents, or 1.8 percent from their last settlement, trading at $48.06 per barrel at 0159 GMT.U.S. crude futures CLc1 were down 74 cents, or 1.5 percent, at $47.45 a barrel.Both contracts broke 2016 highs earlier in the week on the back of output cuts across the Americas, in Africa and also in Asia.But the bull-run ended after the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) published data showing an unexpected 1.31 million barrel rise in U.S. crude stocks to 541.29 million barrels C-STK-T-EIA.”We suspect the oil market has moved too high, too far, too soon,” French bank BNP Paribas said.The inventory build came despite another fall in U.S. crude oil production to 8.79 million barrels per day (bpd) C-OUT-T-EIA, down from a peak of over 9.6 million bpd last year.Despite this, analysts said oil was being pushed lower by the minutes of the Fed’s April 26-27 policy meeting which showed the central bank was likely to raise rates in June if economic data pointed to stronger second-quarter growth, driving up the dollar.Since oil is traded in dollar, a stronger greenback makes fuel purchases for countries that use other currencies more expensive, potentially denting demand.After falling by almost 8 percent against a basket of other currencies between January and April, the dollar has since recovered 3.5 percent, weighing on oil.Surging oil exports from Iran after sanctions against it were lifted in January also dragged.Iran’s oil exports are set to jump nearly 60 percent in May from a year ago to 2.1 million bpd. The rises suggest that the country’s logistical problems following years of sanctions have been overcome or were less severe than thought.Despite Thursday’s price falls, analysts said that global supply disruptions still loomed.ANZ bank said that almost 2.5 million barrels of daily oil production has been lost since the start of the year, and that further cuts were likely.”The situation in Venezuela looks particularly bleak,” the bank said, adding that the country’s oil exports had fallen from 2.4 million bpd at the end of 2015 to 2.15 million bpd in April.”We suspect the nation’s recent issues could see this fall below 2 million bpd in May,” ANZ said.Overall, traders said that global oil markets would likely remain in a slight production surplus of between 0.1 and 1 million bpd this year, compared with a glut of as much as 2.5 million bpd in 2015.last_img read more

Pompeo to meet Mexico new president

first_imgSecretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, Belgium on 10 July. Photo: APUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo will lead a Cabinet-level delegation to Mexico on Friday on the heels of a sea-change election there that could offer a chance for the neighbours to repair strained relations – or make them worse.US-Mexico ties have deteriorated significantly under president Donald Trump, who campaigned on building a border wall and who has repeatedly blamed Mexico for economic and social problems in the United States.Most recently, tit-for-tat trade tariffs between Mexico and the US amid tense negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, have sparked fears of an all-out trade war. Trump has branded the free trade pact, which also includes Canada, as a job killer for Americans.However, following the landslide victory of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, tensions have eased. Both leaders made positive statements following a telephone call earlier this month; the wall was not mentioned. Lopez Obrador will replace president Enrique Pena Nieto in December.Joining Pompeo on Friday will be Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner, who has played a key role in maintaining relations with Mexico, in part because of his close ties to the foreign secretary of the current government, Luis Videgaray. Also in the delegation will be Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.The State Department said the visit is intended to demonstrate the strength and importance of US-Mexico relations and the Trump administration’s eagerness to work with the incoming government. The entire delegation will meet separately with Pena Nieto and Lopez Obrador and discuss ways to combat transnational criminal organizations, the opioid epidemic in the US, trade tensions and irregular migration.Sharing a nearly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) border, Mexico and the United States have traditionally coordinated closely on security and immigration. Mexico is also the United States’ third-largest trading partner for goods, with the US buying about 80 per cent of Mexico’s exports from automobiles to fruit, vegetables and beer.One proposed plan is to declare Mexico a “safe third country,” meaning people traveling through Mexico hoping to claim asylum in the US would have to do so in Mexico instead, according to a Mexican official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. However, the official said, the proposal has very little support in Mexico as it would burden the country with tens of thousands more asylum seekers a year, something the country lacks the resources to tackle.When asked about the plan earlier this week, Lopez Obrador did not respond directly, saying only that immigration shouldn’t involve “coercive measures.”Mexico’s president-elect has said development, the renegotiation of NAFTA and immigration will be the main topics of discussion Friday. Lopez Obrador, who campaigned heavily on increasing support for Mexico’s poor and fighting government corruption, has said encouraging development in Mexico would help solve immigration problems.Despite positive statements from both sides, the upcoming transition of power in Mexico also has the potential to destabilize US-Mexico relations if either leader takes aim at the other to appeal to his political base at home. They’re unlikely partners as they occupy opposite ends of the political spectrum.Lopez Obrador has already announced that his government will cancel a pending purchase of US helicopters as an example of cost-cutting measures. Initially the sale was promoted by the State Department as a move that would help a strategic partner fight against criminal organizations.And November midterm elections in the US bring the possibility that Trump could return to the rhetoric of his presidential campaign that was derogatory toward Mexico.last_img read more