Woman wanted to live-stream suicide, stopped in time by cops

first_imgBarely a month after a youth live streamed his final moments on Facebook before jumping to death, a 32-year-old woman lawyer planned to commit suicide in a similar way but was stopped in time, police said on Saturday.Priyanka Jethalal Maru went to the 18th floor of an under-construction building in Sewri area on Friday morning. She had planned to jump off the building and was seen shooting her video, police said.After a resident of a nearby building called the control room, a police team reached the spot and persuaded her not to take the extreme step.Inspector Shalini Sharma, who is trained in handling such situations, was instrumental in dissuading Maru. After taking her in custody, police admitted her to a hospital in Parel. She is getting counselling, they added. Last month, a 23-year-old college student ended his life by jumping from 19th floor window of a hotel in suburban Bandra after streaming his final moments live on Facebook.last_img read more

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Goa woman alleges she was not allowed to write exam with her ‘hijab’

first_imgA woman from North Goa on Thursday alleged she was not allowed to appear for the National Eligibility Test (NET) with her ”hijab” (veil worn by Muslim woman) in Panaji.In a complaint addressed to Nila Mohanan, Secretary for Education, with copies marked to various other authorities, Safina Khan Saodagar (24), a writer and a post-graduate degree holder in Psychology, has narrated the sequence of events that allegedly led to her being denied entry to write the NET earlier this week.At a press conference in Panaji on Thursday, she said she would write to Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar and approach Goa State Human Rights Commission over the issue, “so that such injustice does not affect other persons, irrespective of communities, in future”.She said women of different faith have had to bear the brunt of ”derogatory” rules and forced to remove their belts, hair-clips, jewellery and sacred threads.Ms. Soudagar said that upon reaching the gates of the exam venue at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, she was denied entry during a security check and asked to remove her ”hijab” to go ahead for the examination. When she informed the man that she cannot take it off as it pertains to her religious belief and modesty, he insisted that she remove it. His senior officer, a lady, asked her to comply or she would not be allowed to answer her exam, she said.“She informed me that my ears need to be visible for a photograph and I agreed to it. I asked them to show me to a washroom to be able to redo my ‘hijab’ to accommodate their request, but they refused and instead asked me to do it in the open with no privacy,” she said.She was further told that she would have to sit through the entire exam without her headscarf or she would not be allowed to answer, she said.It is a matter of harassment, she says“Article 14 of the Constitution provides that I be treated equally. Article 21 provides that I cannot be deprived of my personal liberty. Articles 25-28 provide that I have freedom to practise my religion. Therefore, such behaviour is unacceptable in a secular State and is a matter of harassment,” she said in her complaint.There were no rules specified on the NET website or elsewhere with regards to restrictions on the ‘hijab’ or a particular dress code. If there were changes made to the rules, the candidates should have been informed of the same much prior to the examination date, she said.Ms. Saodagar pointed out that she was in a ‘hijab’ in the photograph attached to her online application, and if there had been a change in rules, her application should not have been accepted and the reason should have been specified.“It has cost me time, effort, money and has also raised questions on my religious identity, humiliated me and belittled my beliefs. Furthermore, I have appeared for NET exam previously, there were no such restrictions forced upon us then. I would like to know on what basis was I not allowed to appear for the exam when there are no specific rules mentioned,” she asked the authorities in her complaint.“I would want to know on what authority did the officials at the gate decide to restrict me from answering. I would like to know if it were a matter of security, why weren’t arrangements made to protect a woman’s modesty or religious belief with no disregard to security measures when it could have been made possible,” she said.When contacted for her reaction to the complaint, Ms. Mohanan initially said that she could not comment till she saw the complaint. When contacted later in the evening on Thursday, she said she had been extremely busy with a Cabinet meeting on Thursday and had not seen the complaint till then.However, she assured The Hindu that she would discuss with the department and then respond.last_img read more

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High Court notice to Centre on Jamaat-e-Islami ban

first_imgThe J&K High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Union Home Ministry for a response on the ban of Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), after an ex-Jamaat member plea challenged the Centre’s move. Justice Tashi Rabstan, after hearing the petition, sought a response from the Union Home Ministry “within three weeks”.Mehraj Azeem, the petitioner, pleaded before the court in Srinagar that the ban declaration made on February 26 by the Centre “was effected without seeking confirmation from the tribunal as mandated from the Act and in absence of such compelling reasons available permitting such immediate declaration”.Claiming that JeI existed for more than six decades “with the sole intent of socio-religious well being of society, Mr. Azeem pleaded before the judge to “consider the organisation’s social work, like during the floods of 2014, and contribution in the education sector”. ‘JeI contested polls’“JeI has contested elections, both Parliamentary as well as Assembly, and has a registered election symbol,” Mr. Azeem said.The JeI was banned after invoking the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The lawyer, Syed Musaib, representing the petitioner, said, “By invoking bans, an unnecessarily larger threat is created as the same ideas gain greater currency once they are pushed underground, a point well recognised by the relevant Act itself.”200 rounded upAround 200 JeI activists and its leaders have been rounded up since the ban. The authorities also sealed several properties of the organisation, including the main headquarters in Srinagar’s Batamaloo area. However, the authorities decided against sealing the JeI-run schools where around one lakh students study.last_img read more

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Benilde outlasts Arellano in shootout for NCAA football title

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH College of St. Benilde worked its magic in the clutch and won 3-2 in penalties over Arellano University to claim the NCAA Season 93 men’s football title Wednesday at Rizal Memorial Pitch.Blazers goalie Jake Vicen denied Robert Corsame Jr.’s attempt from the spot and sealed Benilde’s Game 3 win and its first championship in eight years.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kelly brothers look to bounce back in ONE Manila card Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Benilde head coach Marlon Maro, who owns two of the school’s four titles, said it was his players who delivered the championship and not him.“The players deserve this championship,” said Maro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMiguel Artillera gave Benilde the 1-0 lead at the 38th minute but Corsame, a member of the under-23 team, equalized just three minutes later.After falling 2-1 in the shootout, the Blazers then relied on Renz Tulayba and Dean Embarle for their second and third penalties. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues View commentslast_img read more

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Champions Tennis League: Mumbai bags Flavia Pennetta, Martina Hingis in Team Hyderabad

first_imgReigning US Open champion Flavia Pennetta will play for Mumbai Masters while Swiss veteran Martina Hingis will represent Hyderabad Aces in this year’s Champions Tennis League (CTL), following the players’ draft here on Wednesday.Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj, who is the mastermind behind this league, announced that the second season of the CTL will see 13 matches played over a two-week period from November 23 to December 6.The first match will be played in Mumbai. The league will feature a total of six teams, of which five have been finalised. Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Raipur and Nagpur are the five franchises. The sixth team will be selected from among Pune, Chennai and Bengaluru within 10 days.The CTL champion will receive a prize money of Rs.1 crore, while the runners-up will get Rs.50 lakh.The current men’s top players who will feature in the league are Andreas Seppi of Italy (Mumbai), Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis (Punjab Marshalls, Chandigarh), and French professionals Feliciano Lopez (Team Nagpur) and Fernando Verdasco (for the undecided team).Among the women players who will play in the six teams alongside Pennetta and Hingis are Serbian Jelena Jankovic (Nagpur), France’s Alize Cornet (Raipur), Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina (Chandigarh) and Heather Watson of Britain (sixth team).Speaking on the occasion, Amritraj said, “The inaugural season of the CLT saw many international stars take their world class talent to six cities in India with great players bringing action packed and exciting tennis to all parts of the country.””Cities like Raipur and Nagpur will get to see world class tennis and we are very delighted to have these cities join CTL in 2015. This year, we move to 14 days, from 10 last year, and CTL promises to be bigger, better and stronger!” he said.advertisementA couple of changes in the format were made following the first edition of the CTL.Keeping in mind the fans and the broadcasters, a match should not last more than two hours. A set can be won when it is 6-5 while a tie-breaker will be played only when it is 4-4.There will not be a deuce so the player who gets to 40 points first wins the game. It was also announced that all the matches will be played on hard courts, but only Raipur can use an indoor stadium if needed.last_img read more

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Allu Arjun begins shooting for Naa Peru Surya

first_imgBasking in the success of his Duvvada Jagannadham, Allu Arjun has begun work on the forthcoming film Naa Peru Surya, in which he plays a military officer. The regular shooting of the film commenced earlier today.Naa Peru Surya is being directed by Vakkantham Vamsi, who has worked in blockbusters like Kick and Temper. Naa Peru Surya marks his directorial debut.Arjun is currently undergoing month-long training with a US-based trainer to authentically look and play a military officer.”He will work closely with a trainer to achieve the desired body for the role. As a military officer, he is expected to look a certain way and be extremely fit,” a source close to Arjun told IANS.The source, however, clarified that he won’t sport six-pack abs for this one.”He is not working towards six-pack abs. The director wants him to look as fit as possible to able to do justice to the role,” he said.Bollywood music composers Vishal-Shekar have been roped in to compose music for the film.Touted to be a action drama, the film is being produced by Sirisha Lagadapati Sridhar and presented by Nagababu.Naa Peru Surya also stars Anu Emmanuel, Arjun Sarja and Sarath Kumar in pivotal roles.( With inputs from IANS )ALSO READ:  Pahlaj Nihalani refuses to certify Malayalam film Ka BodyscapesSEE PIC: Arjun shares a picture of his daughter Allu Arha, fans are going gaga over Baby BunnyALSO READ:  Malayalam actress abduction- Dileep’s manager Appunni reveals Pulsar Suni knew actoradvertisementALSO WATCH: Dileep’s bail plea rejected, more trouble for the Malayalam actorlast_img read more

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Lanner: next gen industrial cyber security platform

first_imgTo add confidence in industrial control system, Lanner presents LEC-6041, the next-generation industrial cyber security gateway. The LEC-6041, being the successor of LEC-6021, is designed to protect the communication in both IT and OT domains. LEC-6041 Series is empowered by Intel Atom x7-E3950 or x5-E3930 for low power consumption and high processing performance. As the next-generation security gateway, LEC-6041 possesses two key hardware features, including programmable LAN bypass technology and TPM 2.0 onboard.As a rugged firewall deployed in challenging environments, LEC-6041 is compliant with IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 certification, as well as 1.5 KV magnetic isolation protections for LAN port and 15KV ESD Protection for I/O ports. The system can operate in a wide range of operating temperature from -40°C to 75°C. All of the hardware designs assure that the security gateway LEC-6041 will never have downtime while operating in hazardous surroundings such as OT environment.To ensure secure communication in industrial IoT environment, Lanner security gateway LEC-6041 is protected with the Lanner Platform Guard – the comprehensive firmware security features including Intel Boot Guard 2.0, encrypted platform identity and TSS2.0 compliant middleware.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Winbond’s Secure Flash portfolio on show at electronicaNext ADI: communication solutions at the edge of industrial networkslast_img read more

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Alastair Cook blasts England’s preparations after West Indies Test defeat

first_imgFormer England captain Alastair Cook has questioned the team’s preparations for their West Indies tour, after the visitors crashed to a humiliating 381-run defeat in the first Test in Barbados on Saturday.England came into the contest having drawn their two warm-up games in the Caribbean against a Cricket West Indies President’s XI team earlier this month but Cook said the two-day matches had not fully sharpened the instincts of Joe Root’s side.”Fail to prepare and you prepare to fail. That has become a cliche in sport but overuse does not erode its essential truth. Look at England over four days in Bridgetown,” Cook wrote in his column for the Sunday Times.”They didn’t have their fighting edge, and that is not surprising when you consider their pre-Test schedule.”West Indies, underdogs in the three-match series, bowled out England for 246 in the second innings after dismissing them for 77 in the first to seal the match.”I know what it’s like at the start of a tour. Physically, you might feel a bit tired by the end of the first week after the fitness training and nets, but mentally you’re relaxed,” Cook added.”It’s imperative that you then undergo proper competition… England did not get that. However hard they tried in the two warm-up games, those fixtures added up to less of an experience than four-day first-class cricket would have offered.”At the bare minimum, they should have had a two-day game in which 15 players were used… followed by a four-day match featuring the probable Test XI.”advertisementCook, who retired in September as England’s most prolific batsman, said the tourists would be hurting ahead of the second Test which begins in Antigua on Thursday.”If they weren’t match hardened before, they will be now. This side has a history of bouncing back,” Cook added.Also Read | Jason Holder No.1 Test all-rounder after exploits against EnglandAlso Watch:last_img read more

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Auburn Opens As 10-Point Favorite Over Louisville In Season Opener

first_imgYes, it’s still just February, meaning that college football is over six months away. But that certainly doesn’t mean that it’s too early to start making predictions on some opening weekend contests. 5Dimes has released spreads on eight of the best games from the opening week’s slate. Auburn vs. Louisville, which is set to take place in Atlanta as the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, officially has a line.The Tigers, behind what we’re sure will be a potent offensive attack, open as 10-point favorites over the Cardinals, who will face a difficult non-conference schedule in 2015.Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 4.19.20 PMAuburn’s rival, Alabama, opens as a 13-point favorite over Wisconsin too. Will both get off to a hot start?last_img

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Mahone Islands Associations Secures Another Treasure

first_imgThe Mahone Islands Conservation Association has arranged for 16 hectares of islands to be donated by the members of the Long Island Preservation Society for the use and enjoyment of all Nova Scotians. The members of the Long Island society have agreed to donate, at no cost, Long Island, Dry Island, Centre Island and Snipe Island in Mahone Bay, Lunenburg Co., to the province. “This is part of our ongoing efforts to expand the proportion of Crown lands and coastal access available for Nova Scotians now and for future generations,” said Natural Resources Minister David Morse. “Without organizations like the Mahone Islands Conservation Association and the Long Island Preservation Society, many of these accomplishments would not be possible.” The Mahone Islands Conservation Association’s mission is to protect and conserve the natural environment of the islands and shoreline of Mahone Bay. The recent acquisitions complement previous work the province and the association have done to help preserve Andrews, Backman and Covey islands. “These four islands represent valuable pieces of Nova Scotia,” said John Meisner, chair of the Mahone Islands association. “We are pleased to see that these islands will continue to provide traditional, social and recreational opportunities for all Nova Scotians, as well as the many visitors to our beautiful province.” It is an area rich in natural beauty and neighbouring historic influence, with high tourist and travel appeal. The members of the Long Island society have gone to great lengths to ensure an appropriate future for the sought-after islands. “These islands are some of our province’s treasures. We want to make sure that they are used in a way that is fitting for their pristine beauty and rare coastal lands,” said Jim Eisenhauer, Long Island society spokesman. “The agreement lets us rest easy that the land will be kept in it’s natural state and be available for recreational activities for all Nova Scotians.” Mr. Morse said the Mahone Islands Conservation Association is setting a great example. “It is helping the province achieve environmental and recreational goals by championing donations and acquisitions in its community,” Mr. Morse said. For more information on the Mahone Islands association, go to www.mahoneislands.ns.calast_img read more

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Kashtin reunites for Aboriginal Day Live bash

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe line up for APTN‘s Aboriginal Day Live broadcast and celebration was announced Wednesday.This is the sixth year for the event held at the Forks in Winnipeg.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler has the details.last_img

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President Ouattara thanks King Mohammed VI for constant care visàvis Côte

first_imgAbidjan – President Alassane Dramane Ouattara thanked King Mohammed VI for his constant concern vis-à-vis Côte d’ Ivoire and for the efforts that the Sovereign has made to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between two brotherly countries.“Thank you, Your Majesty for your constant concern vis-à-vis our country, and for all the efforts you are making to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between our two brotherly countries,” said Alassane Ouattara in a statement to the press on Sunday at his arrival at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport after a period of recovery abroad.“I would like to thank King Mohammed VI, who gave us the great honor of staying in Côte d’Ivoire since last Sunday with a delegation of senior Moroccan government officials and businessmen,” he added, highlighting the various initiatives and projects undertaken by the Sovereign during his stay in Côte d’Ivoire.last_img read more

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Moroccan Football Federation Wants 8000 Tickets for Match Against Cote dIvoire

Rabat – Morocco has requested 8,000 tickets for local fans  wishing to attend the upcoming decisive game against the Cote d’Ivoire Elephants on November 11, according to a source at the Moroccan Royal Football Federation.The Moroccan daily Al Ahdath Al Maghribia previously said that the federation will receive around 8,000 tickets from the Cote d’Ivoire Football Federation for Moroccan fans to attend the game, due to take place in the Félix Houphouët Boigny stadium in Abidjan.However, a source close to the matter told Morocco World News that the football federation of the host country has not yet responded to the request of its Moroccan counterpart. The source specified that FRMF wants to reserve half of tickets for travelling fans and the other half for Moroccan nationals living in Cote d’Ivoire.Media outlets previously stated that FRMF is seeking to get around 3,000 to 5,000 Moroccan fans travel to Cote d’Ivoire to cheer for the Atlas Lions. Media outlets previously stated that FRMF is seeking to get around 3,000 to 5,000 Moroccan fans travel to Cote d’Ivoire to cheer for the Atlas Lions, which means way less than the new figure of 8,000. MWN source specified that FRMF wants to get around 4,000 tickets for travelling fans and the rest for Moroccan nationals living in Cote d’Ivoire.Moroccan fans have been nurturing the World Cup dream for many years since their national team’s last appearance in the tournament 19 years ago. FRMF, our source said, is putting a tremendous effort to help realize the wish of millions of Moroccan football fans across the kingdom and abroad.Earlier in October Moroccan sports officials and the state-run airline company Royal Air Maroc promised aficionados of the national team reduced prices of round tickets and free access to Félix Houphouët Boigny stadium.However, fears grew in the past few days that Moroccan fans might not be to travel to Abidjan in as large number as they had wished, following statements by the head of an Cote d’Ivoire fan group who said that Moroccans would receive a maximum of 201 seats.“We’d like to tell them that there aren’t enough seats in Félix Houphouët-Boigny stadium. We won’t let them take our seats,” said Parfait Kouassi, the head of Comité National de Soutien aux Éléphants (CNSE).Kouassi said that Cote d’Ivoire fans received “200 seats in a stadium with 60,000 seats capacity” during the first game between the two teams in Marrakech in November 2016, promising that Moroccans would receive a similar treatment in Abidjan.“To pay them back what they did to us, Moroccan fans will only get 201 seats,” he said sarcastically.The game will decide whether Cote d’Ivoire or Morocco will book Group C’s only ticket for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Morocco has nine points out of five games, followed by Ivory Coast with eight points.Decisive matchMillions of Lions fans in and outside Morocco have their eyes set on a win, or even a draw, that would allow the national team to participate in the World Cup for the first time in two decades.Morocco had previously participated four times in the 1970, 1986, 1994, and 1998.In 1986 Morocco became the first Arabic and African team to qualify for the second round in the World Cup finals despite facing strong teams such as England and Portugal, before losing to Germany, the tournament’s runner up. read more

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With four weeks to go theres calm within the Brexit storm

BRUSSELS — Britain and the European Union are set to formally divorce before the month is out — but the mood in London and Brussels was surprisingly calm Friday.Though the divorce proceedings started by Britain’s 2016 vote to leave the EU remain fraught with difficulties, there’s an element of relief that a so-called “no-deal” disaster is lower down the agenda — for now.Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Theresa said she would be putting the option of an extension to Brexit from the scheduled March 29 to lawmakers — if they fail to back any revised withdrawal agreement she comes up with following discussions with the EU in a vote by March 12.There’s also been talk that Brexit may not actually happen at all if lawmakers back another referendum.The Associated Press

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Postsecondary options for students with disabilities highlighted at Brock conference

Keely Grossman wants high school students with disabilities to know that higher education is within their reach.And with that goal in mind, the Brock Social Justice and Equity Studies master’s student helped to organize a conference on campus this week to show teens that university life is a viable option for them.More than 40 students from high schools across southern Ontario attended Brock’s inaugural Ability Empowerment Day on Monday, April 29. Organized by Grossman and a committee of her peers from the Master of Arts in Social Justice and Equity Studies (SJES) program, the day includes a series of workshops and activities for students experiencing disability to discover opportunities in post-secondary education.Ability Empowerment Day co-organizer Kevin Hobbs leads a Mirror Theatre presentation.The conference was a passion project for Grossman, who has long dreamed of hosting an event of this nature.Being visually impaired, she knows all too well the challenges that a person with a disability can face when coming into a post-secondary environment. “People with disabilities are often devalued by society. Certain assumptions can be placed upon us. I wanted to break that mould and go to university,” said Grossman, who completed her undergraduate studies at Brock before pursuing her master’s degree. “When I arrived at Brock, I was fortunate to gain a wonderful mentor who really encouraged me. I wanted to start this event because I feel that young people with disabilities need to be invested in more and need that encouragement.”When Grossman began in the SJES program, she was “surrounded by a group of people that were as justice-passionate as I was.”This gave her hope that her vision for the conference could come to fruition.“It has been over a year in the making, and it wouldn’t have been possible without this team of dedicated people and the excellent support we received from the University,” she said.Ability Empowerment Day brought together nine Brock departments and seven services to showcase snippets of life at the University. Participants were treated to mini-workshops from various academic departments, lunch in Market Hall, a mock lecture where they practised note-taking and a presentation from Student Accessibility Services. They finished off the day with a Mirror Theatre presentation by Dramatic Arts students, which focused on advocacy skills centred around post-secondary education.Shelley Conliffe-Wiens, a work experience and guidance teacher at W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Brantford, brought a group of students to the conference.“So much of the learning that visually impaired students do is through experiential learning and that truly was exemplified today at Brock,” she said. “The opportunity to take in a real-life lecture in the lecture hall was a fabulous learning tool for students to understand each of their needs and how they need to be active participants in working with the Student Accessibility Services to make sure that they have everything to be successful in their studies.”Conliffe-Wiens also commented on the friendliness of Brock students, faculty and staff.“People went out of their way to make us feel welcome,” she said. “The smallest of details were thorough and thoughtfully considered. I truly hope that this is just the first year of many to come. Real life opportunities like this are worth many a teaching moment in the classroom.”Kristen Smith, Manager, Student and Community Outreach, worked alongside Grossman and the organizing committee to help plan the day’s events.“Ability Empowerment Day was a wonderful opportunity to show potential students the possibilities available to all Brock students,” she said. “Working with a highly engaged group of student volunteers, staff and faculty on this project has been a wonderful example of how the Brock community can come together to support our local communities. Thank you to Keely Grossman and her colleagues in Social Justice and Equity Studies for recognizing the need, having a vision for the day and bringing it to life. I have been inspired by their hard work and dedication to the project.”Grossman and the committee felt that the day was a success.“I hope that Ability Empowerment Day helped our participants to see the value in themselves that we see,” she said. “I hope these students become contributors to their own futures. Seeing all of the high school students and the University community come together for this event was a truly wonderful experience.”The Ability Empowerment Committee included: Grossman and fellow Social Justice and Equity Studies students Kevin Hobbs, Anella Bieteru, Sarah Hurme, Bridget Nicholls and Robin Cummings, Smith, Sonya Forsey, Manager of Conference and Event Services, Bobbie McGhee, Transitions Program Co-ordinator, Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre, Carly Dugo, Recruitment Officer, Campus Initiatives, and Christopher Lytle, AODA Co-ordinator, Human Rights and Equity Services. read more

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Who Needs The MVP Mike Trout Might Be The GOAT

We all want to witness history, so it can be tempting to baselessly hype up current stars as all-time legends. But that can make it more difficult to appreciate true greatness in the moment. What’s the truth and what’s the narrative? In Trout’s case, the hype is justified and then some.After hitting the cover off the ball in the minors, Trout had a mediocre call-up year in which he hit 11 percent worse than the league average, judging by OPS+ (adjusted on-base plus slugging percentage).1Although even then, he was ahead of the curve; the average 19-year-old non-pitcher since 1901 had an OPS+ of 78. But he retained his rookie status for 2012 after missing the cutoff for eligibility in 2011 by seven at-bats.Since then, it’s been nothing but sustained greatness for Trout. Playing a full schedule for the first time in 2012, the 20-year-old Trout dominated, posting the 22nd-best season by a position player in MLB history according to WAR. While he may have peaked with 10.8 WAR that year — only four players (Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays) have had two seasons with that many WAR in their careers — his 37.3 WAR between 2012 and 2015 ranks as the 31st-best four-year stretch in major league history. And he’s the only player to put up such a run between the ages of 20 and 23; the next-youngest were Mantle and Ty Cobb, each of whom did it from age 22 to 25.What remains to be seen, though, is whether Trout being the best young player ever means Trout is tracking to be the best ever, period, full stop. Among the WAR leaders through age 23, some were like Cobb, producing good years into their late 30s and beyond; others, such as Andruw Jones, saw their performance fall off considerably after turning 30. Trout already has more career WAR than 96.9 percent of all players in major league history, but can he pass the other 3.1 percent?A quick-and-dirty way to estimate Trout’s end-of-career WAR pace is to use Baseball-Reference.com’s similarity scores in the spirit of projection systems like PECOTA or CARMELO. Through age 23, the most similar players to Trout include Mantle, Frank Robinson and Ken Griffey Jr.,2Miguel Cabrera is a fun inclusion at No. 5 — he beat Trout for MVP in both 2012 and 2013. although Trout’s WAR has been about 47 percent higher than his cohort of comparables. From age 24 onward, that group of similar players3Excluding still-active players. produced an average of 68.2 WAR. So if we think Trout will continue to be 47 percent better than them over the rest of his career, we would expect Trout’s future to hold 100.6 more WAR before he retires. Adding 100.6 WAR to his current total of 37.9, we arrive at a career forecast of 138.5 WAR.That’s a heckuva lot of WAR, but it’s not No. 1: That total would rank sixth among position players since 1901. If he plays until age 40, Trout will have to average 7.4 WAR per season4Essentially top-5-in-MLB production by 2015’s standard. to catch Ruth as the best position player. (And that’s not even considering the 20.6 wins of value Ruth added as a pitcher.) Being the best ever through age 23 is no guarantee of what will happen over the next decade and a half.Even so, Trout’s career has started off unlike anyone else’s in MLB history. Although he has only one MVP to show for it (for now), it’s a remarkable achievement to be the G.O.A.T. through any age — much less every season you’ve played. The MVP snubs keep piling up for Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. On Thursday, Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays bested Trout for Most Valuable honors in the American League. It’s the third time that he’s lost in a year when he led the league in wins above replacement (WAR). (The guy’s only been in the league for four official years, mind you.) Aside from his win over a not-so-crowded field a year ago, voters seem determined to find reasons that Trout shouldn’t be MVP.But Trout can take solace in this: He might be on pace to become the greatest player of all time. Each year that Trout has played a full season, he has ended the season as the all-time MLB leader in career WAR for his age. read more

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Le Sahara bientôt la réserve énergétique de lEurope

first_imgLe Sahara, bientôt la réserve énergétique de l’Europe ?Le projet européen Desertec, un groupe de centrales solaires et éoliennes installées dans les déserts, oriente ses plans d’avenir vers l’Afrique du Nord. Le Sahara deviendrait une “réserve d’énergie solaire” et offrirait à l’Europe l’alternative de l’énergie durable , rapporte SlateAfrique.fr.Avec l’arrêt définitif du nucléaire à l’horizon 2020, déjà annoncé par l’Allemagne, l’Autriche, la Suisse et le Danemark, et conséquence de la catastrophe nucléaire de Fukushima, le concept Desertec qui fut développé à l’origine par la Coopération trans-méditerranéenne pour l’énergie renouvelable, devient une alternative de choix. En effet, ce projet vise à exploiter les formidables ressources d’une région particulièrement ensoleillée : le Sahara, afin de fournir de l’énergie à toute l’Europe.  Pour cela, les créateurs du projet ont imaginé des centrales solaires alignées dans le Sahara, et groupées à des éoliennes sur la façade atlantique marocaine. Dans un premier temps, les centrales solaires seront marocaines et algériennes puis d’autres stations seront implantées en Tunisie, au Mali, au Tchad, en Libye, au Soudan et en Égypte, explique SlateAfrique.fr. En vérité, l’idée allemande s’appuie sur un calcul des plus simples : “le désert reçoit en six heures l’équivalent énergétique de la consommation mondiale d’une année entière”. D’après la fondation Desertec, le projet pourrait alors fournir au moins 15% de l’électricité nécessaire à l’Europe. Toutefois, dans le meilleur des cas, la production ne devrait démarrer que vers l’année 2015, ou 2016.   Bien que mis en place par la fondation Desertec, le projet est en fait piloté par un consortium sous le label Dii (Desertec industrial initiative), d’industriels comme Siemens et de banques comme la Deutsche Bank. Il a le soutien du parti des Verts allemands ainsi que de Greenpeace, sans compter l’appui de l’Union européenne. Un soutien nécessaire alors que son coût total étalé sur 40 ans, s’approche de 400 milliards d’euros.Un nouveau système d’énergie solaireÀ lire aussiLe Kilimandjaro, un volcan dormant caché dans la plus haute montagne d’AfriqueL’innovation de taille réside dans l’idée d’une exploitation de l’énergie solaire à grande échelle, mais fournir de l’électricité à l’Europe n’en est pas le seul but. Desertec vise également à répondre en grande partie aux besoins des pays producteurs d’Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient. Dès 2012, les premiers éléments doivent être prêts, tant sur le plan juridique qu’au niveau de l’emplacement des installations, ainsi que tout ce qui touche à leur financement et la juste répartition entre le solaire et l’éolien. Toutefois, au vu de la remise en question de la politique nucléaire en Europe, ce projet d’énergie solaire pourrait voir le jour plus vite qu’on ne le pense. Ainsi, les prévisions sont plutôt au beau fixe puisque le Centre aérospatial allemand estime qu’un tel réseau pourrait avant 2050 fournir plus de 50 % des besoins en électricité de la région EUMENA (Europe + Moyen-Orient + Afrique du Nord).Le 28 août 2011 à 15:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Student investigated for using pepper spray on Miami school bus

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A school bus driver was forced to pull over in Miami after a passenger used pepper spray.The scare caused the driver to stop along Southwest First Street and 44th Avenue, Monday.Students on board were coughing and had irritated eyes. Over 50 students were evacuated and checked out at the scene.No one was transported to the hospital.Police took a student in for questioning.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Lamborghinis CEO eyes the future mulls possible 22 GT model report says

first_img Tags Share your voice 74 Photos 0 2019 Lamborghini Urus is a master of poise and pace Enlarge ImageWe hope that if Lamborghini does build a four-seat grand tourer that it’s more Huracan than Urus. Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow There was a time in Lamborghini’s history when it wasn’t all about making the most hardcore, razor’s edge supercars that money could buy. In fact, the first Lamborghinis were meant to be grand touring cars, and it looks like CEO Stefano Domenicali wants to bring a little of that back to Sant’Agata. Domenicali, in an interview with Autocar UK, outlined his vision for Lamborghini going forward and one part of that includes the introduction of a more relaxed Lamborghini GT 2+2 model to be sold alongside the Aventador, Huracán, and Urus and apparently, it’s something the brand is already working on.What would a modern grand touring Lamborghini look like? Well, if you’re a weirdo like me, it would ideally look a lot like the Espada from the 1970s. It’s long and low, wide and packing a massive engine up front. In a modern context, we’d love to see that as some take on the Huracán’s V10, rather than the more pedestrian V8 found in the Urus. A new front-engined V12 model would be epic, but would likely require a boatload more development time and money and command a much higher price, making the model less of the volume seller than it probably needs to be.In another part of the interview with Domenicali, he talks about the necessity of adopting hybrid technology for Lamborghini’s vehicles. Global emissions and fuel economy standards are quickly making the kind of engines that Lamborghini is famous for unfeasible.So, a hybrid 2+2 grand touring Lamborghini. What about turbocharging? That’s something many manufacturers have turned to in order to get the more performance out of smaller, more efficient engines. Nope, says Domenicali. The brand will leverage as much hybrid technology as it can from its fellow Volkswagen Group brands before strangling the sound of their high-revving and sonorous engines with a turbo. Ferrari did it, sure, but wasn’t the point of Lamborghini always to be different than Ferrari?In any case, we’ll likely see this new Lamborghini GT sometime before 2025 as part of Domenicali’s plan to drive sales ever closer to the 10,000 units per year mark.Lamborghini didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Car Industry Exotic Cars 2020 Audi R8 first drive: Improving an already fantastic supercarcenter_img 2019 Lamborghini Urus review: Part SUV, part supercar More From Roadshow 2020 Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder first drive: Worth every sunburn Lamborghini null Lamborghinilast_img read more

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5K Run organised to mark Olympic Day

first_imgKakinada: East Godavari Joint Collector -2 Ch Sattibabu said that the national integration and togetherness can be saved with active participation in sports and games activity. He flagged off the 5K run on Olympic Day celebrations on Sunday at East Godavari Sports Authority grounds. Executive director of East Godavari youth services S Mallibabu distributed mementos to winners in various competitions conducted for girls, boys and men and women.last_img

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