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MHT CET 2011 results: Maharashtra Health and Technology Common Entrance Examination 2011 results declared

first_imgThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) and the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) have declared the results of the Maharashtra Health and Technology Common Entrance Examination (MHT-CET) on Tuesday.The MHT CET 2011 results are available on the websites www.dmer.org and www.dte.org.in.The CET Maharashtra merit list, however, will be out on June 25 which will be followed by a centralised admissions process or CAP about a week later.The MHT CET is held for admissions to medical, engineering and pharmacy courses in Maharashtra. The examinations were held on May 12. Over 3 lakh students had appeared for the MHT CET 2011 examinations.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Virat Kohli and Co. fail ‘one hour test’ at preparatory camp

first_imgOn the penultimate day of the Indian team’s preparation camp ahead of the West Indies tour, the squad was put to test in a Test cricket simulation exercise by coach Anil Kumble. The batting unit’s indisciplined display would have meant many red crosses in the batting coach’s notebook. (Also read:Anil Kumble chairs meeting with Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni)On the outskirts of Bangalore, 25 kms away from city under blue skies in an open ground at Alur, the cream of Indian batting was up against India’s first choice bowling attack.ISHANT CASTLES VIJAY Instead of having a conventional practice game, the batsmen as well as the bowlers went through a more rigorous test with each batsman having to negotiate a trio of fast bowlers followed by spin trio, for half an hour each with the benefit of playing with a life. (Also read: Virat Kohli greets MS Dhoni with a hug at Bengaluru meeting) Test openers M Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan were up against Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the first half hour followed by another 30 minutes against spin trio of Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin.Indian spin trio at the preparatory camp in Alur. (AP Photo)Vijay’s familiarly elegant stay at the crease was interrupted by Ishant who castled him fair and square. Vijay also threw his wicket away once to a run out.Southpaw Shikhar Dhawan who has been working overtime in the nets with the batting coach on improving his bat angle arc, undid all the hard work by throwing his wicket away to an expensive drive edged to slips of Ashwin. He too failed to bat out the hour by getting out caught and bowled to Bhuvneshwar, the second time. advertisementVideo: The whites are back! @y_umesh @BhuviOfficial and @ImIshant bowling to @mvj888 at the beautiful ground in Alur pic.twitter.com/CxIAs8GnEz BCCI (@BCCI) July 3, 2016JADEJA TROUBLES KOHLI Captain and cynosure of all eyes, Virat Kohli looked good against pace but never managed to get on top of Ravindra Jadeja’s left arm spin despite his best efforts. Unlike in a match, here having to negotiate a quality left arm, off spin and leg spin delivery in a row for half hour was a mentally taxing challenge and he came second best. He was twice beaten to the ball spinning away, once stumped and on another occasion holding out to long off. (Also read: MS Dhoni, Anil Kumble lead India into Drum Circle session)KL Rahul was more compact but he too lost his wicket once, run out to a quick reflex action work by silly mid off.Some of these dismissals can be accounted to batsmen experimenting new shots in the middle. Virat for example tried both the conventional as well as the reverse sweep against the turning ball, something he worked on vigorously in the nets as well. It’s not a shot he has used too often in test cricket before but might want to bring into play against spin on slower wickets of the Caribbean.Rohit Sharma still fighting for his place in his 10th year in international cricket again flattered to deceive. Hitting a couple of balls out of the ground only to lose his wicket to a reverse sweep.PUJARA, RAHANE PASS TEST Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane who came in to bat in the post lunch session never lowered their guard against the pace of Shardul Thakur, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami and and Stuart Binny or spin thrown by Jayant Yadav Shahbaz Nadeem and Vijay. They saw the hour off, just the way it’s expected of a batsmen in Test cricket.Despite the efforts of the past four days at the camp, many batsmen would be well served to acknowledge that the switch from the long T20 season to Test cricket hasn’t been an easy one.And while they have the support system in place under their legendary player turned coach, the technical adjustments will need to be made and mental toughness cultivated themselves.last_img read more

Report: Liverpool 3 Southampton 0

first_imgLiverpool 3 Southampton 0: Record-breaking Salah blows Saints away Iain Strachan Last updated 1 year ago 00:53 11/19/17 mohamedsalah - cropped Getty Images Mohamed Salah surpassed a long-standing Robbie Fowler achievement to fire Liverpool to a comfortable 3-0 win over Southampton. Liverpool defeated Southampton 3-0 in the Premier League to seize on Tottenham’s north London derby defeat, as Mohamed Salah broke a Robbie Fowler record and Philippe Coutinho shone on his return to the starting XI.Egypt international Salah struck twice in the space of 10 first-half minutes to put the hosts firmly in charge against the lacklustre Saints.In doing so Salah, signed from Roma for a club-record fee in June, notched the ninth goal from his first 12 Premier League appearances on Merseyside, surpassing Liverpool’s previous best of eight from 12 set by Fowler in 1993. 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 The ex-Chelsea attacker’s exploits have helped to disguise the defensive failings of Jurgen Klopp’s side, although they were not at risk of being exposed by the toothless away team at Anfield on Saturday.Coutinho, named in the side from kick-off after recovering from a thigh injury, set up Salah’s second and scored the third himself in a performance that demonstrated the continuing importance of a player targeted heavily by Barcelona in the off-season.And the victory, Liverpool’s fourth in succession in all competitions, means they are just one point behind fourth-placed Champions League qualification rivals Spurs, who lost 2-0 at neighbours Arsenal earlier in the day, as Klopp’s attention turns to the crunch away match against Sevilla on Tuesday.Three goals, three points.A pleasing return from the international break for the Reds! pic.twitter.com/kF6GX94Kdu— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 18, 2017The visitors almost gifted Liverpool the lead in the ninth minute, as Virgil van Dijk’s mistake, Cedric Soares’ missed clearance and a Fraser Forster fumble saw the ball fall to Salah, but the Egypt international’s shot was deflected wide.Another error prompted Liverpool’s opener to arrive in the 31st minute and this time Dusan Tadic was to blame, the Serbia international losing possession after attempting to dribble the ball clear following a corner.A quick exchange of passes after the turnover saw Georginio Wijnaldum tee up Salah, who curled a brilliant strike into the top left corner from 20 yards.Southampton’s defence were found badly wanting for the second goal 10 minutes later.Coutinho glided forward unopposed and prodded a clever pass into the area, which Salah raced on to and slid between the legs of the helpless Forster.The current #PL top scorer… pic.twitter.com/zns1R3t9Er — Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 18, 2017 Southampton enjoyed a rare sight of goal six minutes into the second half, Sofiane Boufal cutting into the area from the left but seeing his shot blocked by the massed ranks of the Liverpool defence.Coutinho went close four minutes later, dribbling directly at goal and shooting narrowly wide with Forster scrambling.The England international shot-stopper was left with no chance five minutes later. He did well to parry a fierce Roberto Firmino strike from a tight angle on the right side of the penalty area, but the rebound fell kindly to Coutinho, who steered home a cool finish to put the result beyond any doubt. Key Opta stats:- Liverpool have won three consecutive Premier League games for the first time in 2017, having last done so in December 2016 (a run of four wins).  – This was Jurgen Klopp’s first victory over Southampton in the Premier League (W1 D3 L1), meaning he has now won against 21 of the 23 teams he has faced in the competition – only against Manchester United (4) and Newcastle United (3) has he failed to win.- Mohamed Salah has netted nine goals in the Premier League this term; the most by any Liverpool player in their first 12 appearances in the competition.- Southampton have scored only nine goals in the Premier League this term; their fewest after 12 games of a top-flight campaign since 1998-99 (also nine), when they finished 17th and avoided relegation by just five points. – Philippe Coutinho has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 15 appearances for Liverpool in the Premier League (10 goals and four assists). – Indeed, the Brazilian (31) is now the player with the third-most assists for Liverpool in Premier League history, with only Steven Gerrard (92) and Steve McManaman (58) having made more. read morelast_img read more

Healthy Tanker Market Brings TEN a Better Charter

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first_imgzoom Athens-based crude, product, and LNG tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) has renewed a charter for one of  its handysize product carriers with an unnamed oil company for a period of twenty-four months at a 20% premium compared to the previous rate.The renewed charter is starting in September 2015, and is expected to generate approximately USD 13 million in total gross revenues.As a result, this latest fixture along with the five charters announced last month for a suezmax crude tanker and four MR product carriers, increases the company’s total minimum charter revenues of the fleet under secured employment to over USD 750 million.“The sustained pressure in oil prices continues to encourage a healthy activity in global oil imports and as a result offers incremental benefits to companies with strong spot exposure like TEN due to the material decrease in the cost of bunkers,”  George Saroglou, Chief Operating Officer of TEN, said.“We remain confident on the continued strength in the tanker markets over the foreseeable future as we enter the seasonally strong fourth quarter with market fundamentals well balanced and with most of our vessels optimally positioned to take advantage of upcoming charter opportunities.”last_img read more

New Minas Teen Wins Prestigious Scholarship

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first_imgA New Minas teenager, who is a top student and active volunteer, is this year’s winner of a prestigious provincial government scholarship. John Thomson, 18, will accept the $6,000 Dr. P. Anthony (Tony) Johnstone Memorial Fund Entrance Scholarship at Horton High School’s graduation ceremony today, June 28. “John is an outstanding student, leader and role model,” said Education Minister Marilyn More. “He is also working hard to make a difference for families at home and around the globe. I am pleased to congratulate John for this award and wish him the best in the future.” Mr. Thomson has maintained an outstanding academic record while being involved in many areas of student life and volunteerism. He has been part of student government and athletics and also volunteered in many ways to help children, whether in war-ravaged Uganda or closer to home. “I have been drawn to things that involve human rights and the welfare of the individual, both in my community and around the world,” said Mr. Thomson. “These experiences have fuelled my desire to pursue a helping profession, such as medicine.” Mr. Thomson will attend Dalhousie University in Halifax this fall. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must live in Nova Scotia, be graduating from high school and beginning an undergraduate degree program at a Maritime university. The applicant must also have demonstrated an interest in multiculturalism and human rights. This year, 51 eligible applications were reviewed by the selection committee. Nova Scotia established the scholarship in 1991 to honour the life and work of the late Tony Johnstone, a long-time educator and human rights advocate who devoted his life to promoting multicultural understanding and social equality.last_img read more

Un comité offre des conseils au gouvernement

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first_img Bernie Berry, Coldwater Lobster Association, Yarmouth Paul Budreski, Aqua Delights Seafood Ltd., Municipalité régionale d’Halifax Christopher Clarke, maire, Municipalité de la région de Queens Lisa Dahr, Association de l’industrie touristique de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Municipalité régionale d’Halifax David Gray, faculté d’agriculture de l’Université Dalhousie, Truro Nell Halse, Cooke Aquaculture Bruce Morrison, préfet, Municipalité du comté de Victoria Chef Terrance Paul, Première nation Membertou Raymond Plourde, Centre d’action écologique, Municipalité régionale d’Halifax Carl Purcell, Association du saumon de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Chester Lloyd Robicheau, pêcheur de homard, zone de pêche au homard 32, Three Fathom Harbour, Municipalité régionale d’Halifax Edgar Samson, Premium Seafoods Group, Arichat, comté de Richmond Tom Smith, Association aquacole de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Municipalité régionale d’Halifax Un comité récemment créé et formé de représentants de la communauté, des Premières nations, de l’industrie et des gouvernements municipaux offre des conseils sur la réglementation de l’aquaculture en Nouvelle-Écosse. Le comité consultatif formé de 13 membres a rencontré Keith Colwell, ministre des Pêches et de l’Aquaculture, trois fois au cours de l’été pour lui offrir des conseils sur la réglementation du développement de l’industrie de l’aquaculture en Nouvelle-Écosse. « Je remercie les membres du comité pour avoir accepté de nous fournir leurs conseils et de nous parler de leurs expériences alors que nous élaborons une nouvelle approche envers la réglementation de l’aquaculture en Nouvelle-Écosse, affirme M. Colwell. Grâce à leurs commentaires concernant les règlements en cours de rédaction, nous pouvons faire en sorte que l’industrie devienne une industrie durable du point de vue économique, environnemental et social. » Les membres du comité sont : L’adoption de nouveaux règlements est une réaction au rapport du vérificateur général de juin 2015, ainsi qu’aux conseils inclus dans le rapport sur l’examen de la réglementation de l’aquaculture du comité Doelle-Lahey. Le comité continuera de fournir des conseils pendant la mise en œuvre des règlements sur l’aquaculture.last_img read more

Business report with Mike Eppel

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jul 17, 2013 5:24 am MDT bank of canada|business report|interest rate policy|mike eppel|stephen poloz Business report with Mike Eppel New Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is expected to make his first decision on interest rate policy, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains.

COP24 green gender focus as UNs crucial climate change conference gets underway

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Kicking off the two-week event in Katowice, which has historically been a coal-mining town in the south of Poland, a team of cyclists on electric bikes arrived from Vienna, having biked 600 km to demonstrate the value of renewable energy to reducing emissions. The expedition was supported by the UN Global Compact, a group of private sector companies committed to sustainable development. The cycling team, called “Moving for Climate NOW”, made up of about 40 people from different institutions and countries, was welcomed by UN Climate Change Deputy Executive Secretary, Ovais Sarmad, and Jakub Gibek, Head of the Climate Policy Unit of the Ministry of Environment of Poland.“I commend the cyclists involved in this bike tour for inspiring the world to move in the right direction to fulfil the promise of the Paris Agreement,” said Mr. Sarmad. “This is the most important COP since the signing of the agreement, and we need initiatives like yours to testify that governments, the private sector and individuals can work together to tackle climate change by committing to multilateralism.”A green conferenceTo limit COP24’s footprint and achieve carbon neutrality locally, the conference organisers have taken a series of different measures. First, public transportation in the city is free of charge for the duration of the conference, for all participants. In addition, reusable materials have been used to set up the conference rooms, including carpets and backdrops. Recycled cardboard furniture was installed in all the main meeting spaces. The conference will also enforce a strict waste management policy: distinct recycling bins will be available in all meeting rooms; the packaging of electronic equipment has been saved and will be reused after the conference is over; the packaging of catering products is environmentally friendly; single-use plastic products are limited across the space; and overall, the conference is dispensing with paper as much as possible, with official documents available only in digital versions. To limit greenhouse emissions from vehicles, “virtual” participation is being encouraged and supported through live webcasts of the main events.Unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions due to the event will be tracked through a rigorous calculation by the organisers based on international standards. It is anticipated that COP24 will generate approximately 55,000 tons of CO2. To offset this, the Polish Government has committed to planting more than 6 million trees, capable of absorbing the equivalent of the conference’s emissions in the next 20 years.Focusing on genderAdopted at the previous COP, the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan (GAP) promotes the mainstreaming of gender into climate policy and action at all levels. Half-way into the implementation of the GAP, parties, observers and the Convention Secretariat will showcase the measures they have taken to date. Regarding the gender representation in the conference itself, the UNFCCC Secretariat has been monitoring since 2013 gender balance in technical and decision-making bodies established under the Convention. For the first time this year, more than half of these bodies have female representation of 38 per cent or more. Furthermore, there is a record number of female delegates elected to the position of Chair or Co-Chair of these bodies – nine out of a possible 28 positions. Though these improvements represent steps in the right direction to achieve the goal of gender balance, much remains to be done. Days after the UN sounded the alarm on the unprecedented levels of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, the world is gathering to define how the 2015 Paris Agreement will be implemented and moved forward. Under the agreement, all countries have committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the global average rise in temperature to well below 2°C, and as close as possible to 1.5°C.Cycling for the planet The conference in numbersThis 24th COP will be hosting over 28,000 people. The figure includes: close to 13,000 people with the parties to the UNFCCC gathering to negotiate the Paris Agreement work programme, some 450 UN staff, over 7,000 observers from non-governmental organisations, and 1,500 media representatives. In addition to over 6,000 staff, the conference is employing about 500 volunteers. The conference space built by the Polish Government over the past six months, covers an area of close to 100,000 square meters. Nearly 2,000 people worked on its construction and outfitting.Well over 100 events will highlight action in transport, water, land-use, energy, the fashion industry, to name a few, representing the wide spectrum of climate action. They will include CEOs, mayors, governors and other leaders from civil society at large.On Monday, the grand opening ceremony will take place with about 40 heads of State and heads of Government in attendance, as well as UN Secretary-General, António Guterres. read more

The Good Life actor Richard Briers dies at 79

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first_imgRICHARD BRIERS, THE actor best known for his tole on the TV series The Good Life has died at the age of 79.He had been suffering from emphysema for several years and said recently that he blamed years of smoking for his condition.The BBC reports that he died peacefully at his home in London.Briers starred alongside Felicity Kendal in the BBC1 series. He also appeared in Monarch of the Glen and Ever Decreasing Circles.He also appeared in a number of films directed by Kenneth Branagh, including Henry V, Peter’s Friends and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. On the stage Briers played Shakespeare’s Malvolio and King Lear, and Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Briers and Kendall in The Good Life (BBC) Here’s how most people will remember him:YouTube/OuijaBirdUS country singer Mindy McCready dies of apparent suicide>last_img read more

Nutella pas dinterdiction en vue

first_imgNutella : pas d’interdiction en vueEurope – Que les gourmands se rassurent : le Parlement européen ne compte pas interdire la commercialisation du Nutella, la célèbre pâte à tartiner de Ferrero. Le Parlement l’a annoncé hier suite à la rumeur relatée par le journal Le Point : il ne compte aucunement interdire la commercialisation du Nutella, ni d’aucun autre “produit alimentaire malsain” susceptible d’augmenter le risque d’obésité et de surpoids.Hier, divers articles évoquaient un probable nouvel étiquetage des pots de pâte à tartiner, en raison de valeurs énergétiques (trop) importantes. Si le bilan calorique du Nutella, dû aux trop grandes quantités de sucres et d’huile de palme présentes dans le produit, a de quoi faire peur, aucun de ces pots ne sera finalement affublé d’une étiquette “Dangereux pour la santé”.Seule obligation à l’avenir : expliciter sur l’emballage la quantité de cinq nutriments essentiels (lipides, glucides, énergie, sucres et acides gras saturés), suite au projet de loi adopté le 16 juin dernier. Pourront également être accolées : des allégations nutritionnelles telles que “Riche en calcium” ou “Bon pour le cœur”. Pas sûr que le Nutella puisse bénéficier de cette dernière. Le 30 juin 2010 à 09:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

FIVE CAYS PDMs file report at Elections Office

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 15, 2016 – Reports have been made and the Elections Supervisor has asked for Police investigation into matters which are concerning to political watchers.  Dudley Lewis confirms that at least one report of possible treating was made where it was charged that the PNP Camp was giving away drinks and food to Electors.  Lewis reminded that this would fall into the category of ‘treating’ which is illegal.  Lewis said Police looked into the matter and reported to him that the items were for PNP workers, not members of the public or voters.However, PDM Party members in Five Cays aka Electoral District #9 questioned the honesty of that explanation due to the quantity of items, which they said was ‘way too much for a few poll workers.’  When Magnetic Media arrived on site, there were no food or drinks at all at the PNP station near IBO Grocers.   Across the street, the PDM was also without possible treats.  Photos were provided to Magnetic Media since early morning; these photos have also been posted on social media.The Integrity Commission, only moments ago advised that procedure and law requires that reports of this nature go directly to the Police and the Elections Office.  The IC added that it is beneficial to have photo or other evidence to support any complaint.There is a three way race in ED#9 between Rachel Taylor for the PNP; Bobby Chambers of the PDA and Sean Astwood of the PDM, who is the incumbent for the constituency.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIGeneralElections#FiveCays&ChalkSound Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Vancouver man arrested on suspected drug offense

first_imgA police task force in Portland and one in Southwest Washington have cooperated to arrest a Vancouver man accused of selling cocaine in the Portland area.Investigators say 30-year-old Andre Ashon Hill stored the drug at his home and used his 2002 BMW to deliver it to Oregon customers.Southwest Washington Safe Streets Task Force members watched Hill leave his home last Thursday and head into Portland. Court papers say Portland Metro Gang Task Force members stopped his car and seized cocaine. The Oregonian reported that after he was arrested on a federal drug charge, officers in Washington searched his home, seizing cocaine, more than $56,000 and two guns.According to court documents, Hill told Portland detectives he’s been selling cocaine since last summer and estimates he makes about $5,000 a month.He did not contest his detention during a federal court appearance Tuesday. Arraignment is set for Aug. 16.The Associated Press contributed to the final brief.last_img read more

Baby giraffe born attempts to walk at Zoo Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – South Florida has gotten its newest resident: a baby giraffe.According to Zoo Miami, a baby giraffe was born, Wednesday, at the zoo. The newborn was seen with its proud mother before attempting to stand.The adorable baby giraffe tried walking on its wobbly legs before taking its first of many falls.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

NEIGHBOR NEWS Whats Making Headlines In Tewksbury

first_imgYour Tewksbury Today is Tewksbury’s premiere online hyperlocal news source. Follow YTT on Facebook and Twitter.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community” TEWKSBURY, MA — Ever wonder what’s making news next door in Tewksbury? Bill Gilman, editor of Your Tewksbury Today, has the answer!Below is a collection of top Tewksbury stories, primarily written by Gilman, that were recently published on his popular website.Top Tewksbury Stories (August 12, 2019 to August 18, 2019)Lowell Man Charged With Dealing Fentanyl, Cocaine Lowell Woman Accused Of Selling Cocaine With Her Daughter In The CarTwo Men Arrested After Tewksbury Police Witness Alleged Cocaine DealNot Tabbed For Florida Job, Chief Sheehan To Remain In TewksburyApplications Sought To Fill Vacancy On Tewksbury School Committeelast_img read more

Hyder Residents Concerned Over Nightly Border Closure

first_imgResidents of the small Southeast Alaska town of Hyder no longer have nighttime access to emergency medical care.Download AudioCanadian officials began closing the road linking Hyder with nearby Stewart, British Columbia, on April 1. Hyder residents depend on Stewart for health care and mainland road access.The cost-cutting measure locks the border gate from midnight to 8 a.m.Ketchikan Representative Dan Ortiz, whose district includes Hyder, says it’s an unsafe situation.“It’s the established emergency evacuation route,” Ortiz said. It’s the only evacuation route if you have a tsunami or a flood. And then, or course, in the middle of the night if you have an emergency medical issue you don’t have access to a hospital because the hospital they use is in Stewart.”The Alaska city of fewer than 100 residents is about 75 miles northeast of Ketchikan. Stewart, a few miles away, has about 500 people.The closure comes at the start of the area’s tourist season. Business-owners say it will scare away bear-viewers, photographers and anglers who head out in the early morning hours.Ortiz protested the closure to the Canadian Border Services Agency.“While I haven’t had any direct evidence of a commitment of change, I do think there’s room there for a solution that will meet the concerns of the folks in Stewart and in Hyder,” Ortiz said.He says a remote-access system for unlocking the border gate could solve the problem.U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski also contacted Canadian officials to argue against thee closure.last_img read more

Jagan shattered peoples dreams in 50 days TDP

first_imgRajamahendravaram: TDP rural MLA Gorantla Buchaiah Choudary criticised that Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy shattered the dreams of the people in a short span of 50 days, by lying about the promises given during his Praja Sankalpa Yatra.Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, Gorantla said the functioning of assembly is not satisfactory and all the ruling party MLA’s are trying to dominate opposition party by hurling un-parliamentary words for which they have to feel shy. Assembly speaker Tammineni Sitaram is functioning as per the directions of Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The speaker is not giving mike to opposition leader Nara Chandrababu Naidu on the instructions of the Chief Minister, he alleged. The speaker suspended TDP MLAs for questioning about the promises given by YSRCP and the suspension is not justifiable, he averred.YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s channel is showing ruling party MLAs speech setting aside TDP MLAs speech and the government is trying to control media like in Telangana state, he alleged. The TDP cannot be a mere spectator, if the government takes decisions against the interests of people, he warned. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us TDP honoured the mandate given by the people and YSRCP government is not retaining it and the Chief Minister stopped the works of Amaravati, Polavaram Project and works relating to various departments in the state because of which the development of the state was hampered, he said. The Chief Minister is appointing his supporters and his men in all committees and the people are keenly watching him, he added.last_img read more

Amazon Delivers Record Q2 Profit While Sales Miss Wall Street Forecasts

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Amazon sales came in shy of analyst expectations at $52.89 billion for the second quarter of 2018, but the ecommerce giant delivered a whopping beat on earnings per share.The company posted net income of $2.53 billion in the second quarter — a quarterly record for the company, and a nearly 13-fold increase from net income of $197 million in the year-earlier period. Amazon reported earnings of $5.07 per diluted share, massively beating consensus Wall Street estimates of EPS of $2.50. Analysts were expecting revenue of $53.41 billion.The results come after Amazon dramatically beat earnings expectations for the first quarter of 2018. It’s the company’s third straight quarter of posting more than $1 billion in net profit.The Amazon Web Services division continued its blazing growth trajectory, with $6.1 billion in sales (up 49%) and operating income of $1.64 billion (up 79%) for the second quarter.center_img Revenue in Amazon’s “other” category — which primarily includes sales of advertising services — more than doubled to $2.19 billion, up 132% versus $945 million in the year-earlier period.In prepared remarks about the quarter, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos focused on Alexa, the company’s voice-powered service. “There are now tens of thousands of developers across more than 150 countries building new devices using the Alexa Voice Service, and the number of Alexa-enabled devices has more than tripled in the past year,” Bezos said.Among the highlights Amazon called out for Q2, the company in late June began shipping the Fire TV Cube, a 4K Ultra HD streaming-media player with Alexa that allows customers to control their TVs using voice commands.The company also touted its 22 Emmy Awards nominations for Amazon Prime Video original programming, including 14 nominations for comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”In April, the National Football League announced a two-year renewal of its pact with Amazon for “Thursday Night Football,” which will be available to the ecommerce giant’s more than 100 million Prime video members worldwide. Additionally, Amazon and Britain’s Premier League announced that live and exclusive matches will be available to Prime members in the U.K. starting in 2019.last_img read more

It Turns Out Rats Are Actually Ticklish

first_img It’s tough enough for scientists to determine why, exactly, humans are ticklish. Now you can add rats to that list because the adorable little rodents enjoy being tickled too. They like it! The picture above is exactly what it looks like.The results of a journal published in Science magazine recall a study where rats were examined by neuroscientist Shimpei Ishiyama, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Berlin. Using electrodes inserted into the rats’ somatosensory cortex (in the brain, of course), Ishiyama tickled the rats and investigated what happened when he did so. The somatosensory cortex is the portion of the brain that processes touch.If the fact that rats process tickling motions in a positive manner isn’t good enough news for you, they also emitted high-pitched squeaks that could very well be their version of laughter. Research has previously concluded that those noises are associated with rats during social interaction with other rats, like when they’re playing together.During Ishiyama’s other tests he found that when he tickled the rats and when he pretended to do so the rats acted as though they wanted to be tickled more rather than shrinking back to another area in the cage. To really cinch the fact that this was indeed stimulating the somatosensory cortex, Ishiyama sent an electrical signal to the area via electrode and the same responses occurred. This proves that the rats’ response wasn’t just a one-off thing and the very same area of the brain is indeed lighting up when the same stimuli are being applied.Not only is this research absolutely adorable, but it could end up aiding us in understanding ticklishness, in general, going forward in both humans and rodents. Next time you get to hang out with a pet rat, why not give it a little tickle and make its day? Stay on target Rats Are Chowing Down on New Car Wiring, Because It’s Made With SoyNaked Mole-Rats May be Immune to Aging last_img read more

Roadshows for NTPC BEL disinvestment

first_imgGovernment has embarked on global roadshows at four locations, including the US and the UK, to attract investments for its big-ticket stake sale in the country’s largest power producer NTPC and BEL that may fetch around Rs 6,600 crore to the exchequer.Officials from the Department of Disinvestment (DoD), Power Ministry and NTPC are doing roadshows simultaneously in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and in the United States between October 5-10. In the US, roadshows are being held in San Francisco, Boston and New York, sources said. Also Read – Punjab & Sind Bank cuts MCLR by up to 20 basis pointsGovernment already has Cabinet approval for 5 per cent stake sale in NTPC. Both NTPC and Bharat Electronics Ltd form part of the Basket Two of PSUs, which the DoD had created earlier this year.Going by the current stock price, 5 per cent stake sale in NTPC could fetch about Rs 5,200 crore, while in case of BEL offloading 5 per cent may garner Rs 1,400 crore. Government will go ahead with the disinvestment of the two companies based on investor responses in the roadshows and the domestic equity market conditions, sources said. With first half of the current fiscal already over, the government has garnered only Rs 12,600 crore through stake sale in four PSUs — IOC, PFC, REC and Dredging Corporation. Also Read – ‘The great gold bull market has begun’It had budgeted to raise Rs 69,500 crore through disinvestment in current fiscal, of which Rs 28,500 crore is to come from strategic stake sales. The government had in August appointed Deutsche Bank, ICICI Securities, SBI Capital Markets and Edelweiss Financial Services as merchant bankers for Basket Two — which apart from NTPC and BEL, also has Engineers India, NALCO and Hindustan Copper.DoD had decided to bundle the PSUs in order to reduce the number of roadshows to be conducted by the merchant bankers as that can be clubbed for companies in similar sector.last_img read more

Related Top 10 Oktoberfest celebrations around the

first_img RelatedTop 10 Oktoberfest celebrations around the worldThe 200-year old tradition of Oktoberfest starts on the third weekend of September, and ends on the first Sunday of October. This year, the festival begins on Saturday 16th September and finishes on 3rd October – here are the best places to celebrate the world’s biggest beer festival. Bottoms up!Top 10 things to see and do in MunichFrom Oktoberfest to fairytale castles, top tips for an unforgettable stay in the beer capital of Germany.Oktoberfest: Skyscanner’s Guide to the World’s Best Beer FestOktoberfest: Skyscanner’s Guide to the World’s Best Beer Fest People of all ages are expected to book flights to Munich for this year’s Oktoberfest, the Munich Tourist Office has said.Despite the fact that six million litres of beer will be drunk at this year’s festival, Karoline Graf, a spokesperson at the tourist office, said it was suitable for people of all ages.”It has a lot to offer for families – there is a family spot where it’s a bit calmer [and] where you can stay with little children,” she commented.Ms Graf did warn that people booking flights to Munich should be wary about the city’s hotel situation, with prices tending to rise during the run-up to Oktoberfest.The German city’s famous beer festival is set to prove a hit with Brits after a recent TripAdvisor study found that Brits are more likely than people from other European countries to prop up the bar while on holiday.According to the poll, travellers from the UK spend an average of one hour and 38 minutes each day enjoying the local hospitality.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more