Rumor: Panasonic to Announce a New GH5s Model in 2018

first_imgRumors suggest Panasonic may unveil the Lumix GH5s, a sister camera to their already-popular micro four thirds camera. Here’s what we know.Top image via Panasonic. As we get closer to the major electronics and photography trade shows in January and February, several rumors are surfacing that Panasonic is going to announce a new version of their flagship GH5 mirrorless camera.According to Photo Rumors, the GH5s is supposedly a more video-focused camera, tailored to meet the needs of the many videographers already using Panasonic’s mirrorless cameras.Per the Photo Rumors report, we should see state of the art video functions, improved low light performance and a higher launch price compared to the GH5.This is a quick turnaround for a new GH5, as the last model debuted just one year ago. That camera just received a firmware update in October.The highly anticipated V2.0 firmware for the Panasonic GH5 is finally available. One of the newest features is the ability to record with an ALL-Intra compression, rather than using Long GOP. With all the excitement over this new addition to the GH5, many casual GH5 owners are flocking to the forums to find out what the fuss is about and if it is worth purchasing larger memory cards to film with the new compression format.You can read more about the GH5 V2.0 firmware update here. The GH5 carries an MSRP of $1,999 USD, so expect the GH5s to cost a little bit more. We could even see a very slight price drop on the GH5, but it’s still too early to tell.We will continue to follow this story and announce any future news. Be sure to follow PremiumBeat on Facebook and Twitter for updates.last_img read more

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BJP’s Murlidhar Mohol all set to be elected next Pune Mayor

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Murlidhar Mohol is set to become the next Mayor of Pune. Election for the top civic post is scheduled to be held on November 22.Though the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance has fielded Prakash Kadam, the contest is expected to be completely one-sided as the BJP has an overwhelming majority of 97 corporators in the 162-seat Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).Current Mayor Mukta Tilak’s tenure ends on November 21. Ms. Tilak was fielded by the BJP from the Kasba Assembly segment and won an emphatic victory there.Given the changing political equations in the State following the Assembly polls, even if the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress join hands in the PMC Mayoral election to replicate the ‘Mahashiv Aghadi’, the BJP’s superior numbers will be enough for it’s candidate to sail through.Mr. Mohol had played a vital role in engineering the victory of BJP State unit president Chandrakant Patil from the hotly-contested Kothrud Assembly segment in the recently-concluded Assembly polls. Prior to the Assembly polls, the party had dropped its sitting Kothrud MLA, Medha Kulkarni to make way for Mr. Patil, who was perceived as an ‘outsider’ on account of his hailing from Kolhapur. Mr. Mohol, too, was an aspirant for the candidature of the Kolhapur segment.The Kothrud seat is considered a BJP bastion and was a ‘safe’ constituency for the BJP State chief, whose prestige was at stake in the electoral contest. According to sources, Mr. Mohol, a three-time corporator is being compensated for his part in ensuring Mr. Patil’s victory in the Assembly polls.In the 2017 civic polls, the BJP’s landslides in the Pune and the Pimpri-Chinchwad civic bodies had broken the Pawar clan’s power bases in these two municipal bodies by ending the NCP’s decade-long reigns in the cash-rich PMC and PCMC.Meanwhile, the BJP has nominated corporator Saraswati Shedge for the Deputy Mayor’s post while the Congress has fielded Chandbi Nadaf.In a related development, the NCP’s Surmanjiri Latkar was on Tuesday elected as the 49th Mayor of the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC).Ms. Latkar trounced Bhagyashree Shetke, fielded by the BJP and the Tararani Front, by securing 43 votes against Ms. Shetke’s 32.All four corporators from the Shiv Sena remained absent during the voting.The NCP-Congress coalition is in power in the 81-member KMC. An internal power-sharing arrangement between the Congress and the NCP necessitates a mayoral election every 18 months.last_img read more

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New turf at Palam Ground but Karnail Singh Stadium lags

first_imgAway from the limelight garnered by the Delhi team and its bastion, the Ferozeshah Kotla, lie two first-class grounds in the Capital that hardly attract attention for the right reasons.The Palam Ground, owned by the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB), and the Karnail Singh Stadium, the home ground of the Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), have for years been backwaters where cricketers have bemoaned the lack of facilities and competitive playing surfaces.And while the SSCB has woken up and started refurbishing its ground, the RSPB is lagging behind, despite a one-year Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ban for providing underprepared wickets.Palam, located near the Capital’s domestic airport, has been dug up and the whole square and outfield is being re-laid.”It has been more than 20 years since the ground has been in existence, and we decided to dig up the entire playing area and re-lay it,” SSCB secretary M Baladitya told Mail Today.”In addition, a new irrigation system for the outfield and square is also being put in place, while the pitches at the nets are also being re-done to bring them at par with the main square.”Asked why the refurbishment was being done during the monsoons, Baladitya said: “Actually, the digging process was completed before the rains, so that the growth of grass can be aided by the monsoon. By September, the grass will be mown, and then we will play some matches on it to help settle the wicket. It will also mean our boys get experience of playing on fiery wickets.”advertisementThere is also a plan to renovate the pavilion, since Baladitya says the BCCI is mulling handing one of the tour games on England’s winter tour of India to Palam.”We don’t need to do much about that; only some new partitions and better upholstery are needed in the dressing rooms and the toilets need to be renovated,” he said.The case of the Karnail Singh Stadium is not yet clear, though RSPB secretary Jhanjha Tripathi said the body also wanted a complete overhaul of the turf.”We do want to re-lay the square, but are still keeping our options open. Nothing has been finalised yet, though we will be reaching a decision within a week or 10 days,” she told Mail Today on Saturday.There is a joke among members of the Railways team that the wickets were last re-laid when the legendary Lala Amarnath, who died in 2000 at 89 years of age, was still an active first-class player in the 1960s.What isn’t a joke is that Karnail Singh Stadium is a venue opposition teams loathe to visit, owing to its extremely low bounce and propensity to turn into a dust bowl from the very first day of a match.In fact, the sanctions imposed on the ground came about owing to complaints about the pitch during Railways’ final two Ranji games last season, against Orissa and Saurashtra, with the latter’s coach Debu Mitra blasting the surface as being the “worst” he had ever seen in over four decades of playing and coaching.Railways skipper Sanjay Bangar is hopeful that by the time the ban is lifted in time for the 2013-14 season, the surface will be much better to play on.”It would be a very good thing for Railways cricket if done by experts. In the past it has been lacking professional preparation,” the former India allrounder said.There have been allegations that Railways have sometimes tailor- made pitches to suit their spinners led by former India player Murali Kartik, but Bangar rubbished them.”We have always wanted to play on sporting wickets. In fact, in the past couple of seasons, we have done better on quick pitches,” he said.For the coming season, the Railways’ home ground also hasn’t been decided. The RSPB owns grounds across the country, and the ones in Bhubaneswar and Varanasi are front-runners, according to RSPB sources.”We have a few options in mind, but nothing has been finalised as yet,” Tripathi said.shreyas. sharma@ mailtoday.inlast_img read more

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World T20: England to begin title defence against Afghanistan

first_imgThey ran a full-strength India team close on Wednesday, and now Afghanistan have a chance to take their fearless brand of cricket to the next level against an England team without its best batsman, Kevin Pietersen.Coach Kabir Khan insists they can upstage the defending champions in Friday’s Group A game. “Spinners will play an important role against England. They are a completely different side and their pacers have generally struggled in sub-continental conditions. We have some good spinners in our side,” he believes. England do seem to be heavily loaded with bowlers, with the batting resting on the experience of Craig Kieswetter and Eoin Morgan, and the exuberance of youngsters like Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow.Skipper Stuart Broad was adamant that the absence of Pietersen due to a tussle with the England and Wales Cricket Board wouldn’t make a difference. “KP’s been around for a long time and obviously has done fantastically well for us. His battles with the ECB at the moment mean he’s not here, and we have to put up with that and get on with it. The 15 guys in the squad are excited to be here, up for the challenge – and that’s what you want coming into a tournament,” he told reporters after a practice session at the Nondescripts Cricket Club ground here.Broad and the team management would’ve followed the India-Afghanistan match with keen interest on Wednesday, and the fast bowler advised his teammates not to get fazed by the Afghans’ devil-may-care approach.”They don’t have any fear, by the looks of it. They’ll play a few shots. That’s something we’ll have to counteract as a bowling unit, not get fazed by that, not panic too much. We have to accept there might be a few nicks flying past the wicketkeeper, and a few smashes over extra-cover and cow corner (deep midwicket),” he said.”That’s part and parcel of the game. As bowlers, we know the most important thing – whether you get hit out of the park, or you bowl a dot ball – it’s all about the next ball. Whether you’re playing against Afghanistan, or the best team in the world, your principles don’t change.”By the look of it, the track for the match looks slightly browner than Wednesday’s, but a sunny day is likely to dry it out and make it similar. It won’t be a surprise, therefore, if England decide to go in with three spinners – offie Graeme Swann and left-armers Danny Briggs and Samit Patel.advertisementlast_img read more

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Report: Burnley 1 Newcastle 0

first_imgBurnley 1 Newcastle United 0: Hendrick strikes as Dyche’s stock continues to rise Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 05:56 10/31/17 JeffHendrick - cropped Getty Images Burnley moved up to seventh place in the Premier League after Jeff Hendrick scored the only goal to sink Newcastle, who drop to ninth. Jeff Hendrick hit a 74th-minute winner to ensure Sean Dyche celebrated five years in charge at Burnley with a 1-0 win over Newcastle United at Turf Moor.Dyche continues to be linked with the managerial vacancy at Everton and he again did his rising stock no harm as his side displayed the greater industry after half time to force a breakthrough in a game low on chances and quality.Hendrick enjoyed an early opening entirely out of keeping with what was to follow, while Ayoze Perez was unable to find the net on a rare occasion when his partnership in attack with Joselu functioned. 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 After Hendrick’s strike, Newcastle substitute Isaac Hayden and Javier Manquillo went close as the away team belatedly rallied in stoppage time but Burnley held out to ensure their manager’s future will remain a hot topic.Burnley’s fourth win of the season moves them up to seventh in the table, with Newcastle dropping to ninth after having an unbeaten sequence of three matches broken.2 – Jeff Hendrick has scored two goals in his last four Premier League games, as many as he managed in his previous 35 games. Opener.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 30, 2017Hendrick’s first sight of goal arrived inside the first minute but dragged across the face after Ashley Barnes flicked on a free-kick pumped forward by goalkeeper Nick Pope.Newcastle were pinned back by their hosts during the opening exchanges before a menacing run from Christian Atsu won a 10th-minute corner. Burnley failed to clear and the Ghana winger prodded over.Rob Elliot was backpedalling and held on when Robbie Brady looked to catch him out from the left channel as the half-hour mark approached, while the Newcastle keeper was pleased to see Barnes’ header flash wide when a cross deflected up invitingly off DeAndre Yedlin.Atsu continued to look the most likely of Rafael Benitez’s attackers to find the breakthrough and darted forward to have a shot blocked by Matt Lowton five minutes before half time.Pope was the first goalkeeper to be genuinely extended after 50 minutes when Perez latched on to Joselu’s clever lay-off and drew a fine stop away to the Burnley man’s left.The game settled into a pattern of Burnley forcing the issue and Newcastle looking to harness pace on the break by the time the final 20 minutes arrived and Dyche’s men were rewarded for diligently probing their resolute opponents.Jack Cork orchestrated a sweeping attack through midfield, only to be denied sharply by Elliot. Johann Gudmundsson was alive to the possibilities from the loose ball and whipped a brilliant cross to the far post, where Hendrick took a touch and slammed home.Joselu arrowed a drive through James Tarkowski’s legs and wide at the other end, with the Clarets enduring further tense moments in stoppage time when Pope made a fine save to keep out Hayden’s drive and Manquillo glanced over from the subsequent set-piece.Barnes almost made it two before those close shaves as the hosts secured a valuable victory, although the Burnley faithful will once again cast anxious glances towards events at Goodison Park when their celebrations have died down.Key Opta Stats:- Burnley have won four of their last five home league matches against Newcastle (D1).- Newcastle have now lost their last 12 away league matches played on a Monday, a run that stretches back to December 2012.- Hendrick’s two Premier League goals this season have earned the Clarets four points – only Raheem Sterling’s goals (for Manchester City) have earned more points in the Premier League this season (five).- Newcastle have conceded fewer first-half goals than any other Premier League side this season (one) and have only conceded one first-half goal in their last 13 Premier League games.- The Magpies have not won any of their last 20 Premier League matches when they have conceded first (D5 L15). read morelast_img read more

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Lambert impressed by ‘absolutely terrific’ Ndiaye

first_imgPremier League ‘Absolutely terrific’ – Lambert impressed by Ndiaye’s debut despite Stoke loss Matt Dorman 05:00 2/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Badou Ndiaye - cropped Getty Images Premier League Stoke City AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City AFC Bournemouth The Potters fell to a disappointing defeat on Saturday despite taking the lead, but their Scottish boss was quick to take away some positives Stoke City manager Paul Lambert hailed Badou Ndiaye’s eye-catching debut as a silver lining to Saturday’s late 2-1 loss away to Bournemouth.Senegal international Ndiaye was lively throughout his first Premier League appearance before being withdrawn on 71 minutes at the Vitality Stadium.A deadline day arrival from Galatasaray for a fee of £14 million, the midfielder supplied the cross for Xherdan Shaqiri’s early opener and went close to scoring midway through the first half. 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 And despite seeing his side slip back into the bottom three, Lambert found plenty of positives in Ndiaye’s encouraging performance.”I thought he was excellent. The lad just came in and I thought he was absolutely terrific for us,” Lambert told Sky Sports.”He has only trained with us once and that was [Friday]. I knew he would tire because he hasn’t trained or played for a little bit, but we have got a really top midfielder on our books.” Paul Lambert rues defensive mistake that saw @afcbournemouth clinch all three points this afternoon.Full interview on Stoke City+  https://t.co/swhXHS9zRU#SCFC  pic.twitter.com/13n5ic2Suc— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) February 3, 2018Stoke had looked on course to maintain their unbeaten run under Lambert when Shaqiri nodded them ahead in the fifth minute.But the former Norwich City and Aston Villa boss was left frustrated by the collapse which saw the Potters concede twice in the space of nine second-half minutes.”I thought we were excellent. How we lost it I don’t know,” he said.”At the very least we should be leaving here with a draw.”The progress has been excellent and I’m delighted with the way the lads played, but I’m gutted for them because I don’t think they deserved [defeat].” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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10 months agoGenoa, Frosinone in contact with Newcastle wing-back Lazaar

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Genoa, Frosinone in contact with Newcastle wing-back Lazaarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United wing-back Achraf Lazaar is closer to a return to January.Lazaar spent last season on-loan at Benevento.And TMW says Genoa and Frosinone are now in contact about bringing Lazaar back to Serie A next month.Both Serie A clubs would seek to take the 26 year-old on-loan.Lazaar has been frozen out by Toon boss Rafa Benitez this season as he has been encouraged to find himself a new club. last_img read more

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Justice Ministry Embarking on Child Diversion Stakeholders Training

first_imgStory Highlights She advised that the Ministry has already instituted initial measures, with the placement of child diversion officers at restorative justice centres islandwide. Senior Director for Corporate Services in the Ministry, Sandra Graham, told JIS News, that Deans of Disciplines and Guidance Counsellors in schools are also being targetted for training, citing them as pivotal partners in the broader restorative justice framework.  The Ministry of Justice plans to train members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), among other key stakeholders, in child diversion practices.Senior Director for Corporate Services in the Ministry, Sandra Graham, told JIS News, that Deans of Disciplines and Guidance Counsellors in schools are also being targetted for training, citing them as pivotal partners in the broader restorative justice framework.She indicated that preparations are underway for this engagement, adding that “there is a schedule that has been put together for the training to take place”.The Senior Director pointed out that efforts are being made to include all individuals and entities responsible for the care of children “when they come into conflict with the law”.She advised that the Ministry has already instituted initial measures, with the placement of child diversion officers at restorative justice centres islandwide.Meanwhile, Mrs. Graham argued that the nature of child diversion practices is likely to spark a cultural shift in Jamaica, as it is designed to change the manner in which troubled youth are dealt with.“The direction that we are taking with the new face of justice is more rehabilitative than punitive; so child diversion will allow us to divert these children from the formal judicial system. It will allow them the opportunity to be exposed to different ways of dealing with some of those issues that are traumatic for them and to provide them with the tools and support they need to be their best,” she outlined.Child diversion is the process of implementing measures to deal with children who are alleged, accused or recognised to have infringed the law, without resorting to formal judicial proceedings.This engagement is governed under the Child Diversion Act, the provisions of which aim to ensure that every child in conflict with the law is treated in a manner that recognises and upholds human dignity and worth; diverts the child away from engaging in deviant and delinquent behaviour; and instils in the youngsters, respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms of others. This engagement is governed under the Child Diversion Act, the provisions of which aim to ensure that every child in conflict with the law is treated in a manner that recognises and upholds human dignity and worth; diverts the child away from engaging in deviant and delinquent behaviour; and instils in the youngsters, respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.last_img read more

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Exercise boosts quality of sleep in teens

first_imgExercising for more than usual may lead to improved quality and duration of sleep at night, according to a study on teenagers published Wednesday. The study in Scientific Reports journal found that getting more exercise than normal – or being more sedentary than usual – for one day may be enough to affect sleep later that night. It found that for every extra hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, the teens fell asleep 18 minutes earlier, slept 10 minutes longer and had about one per cent greater sleep maintenance efficiency that night. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressive”Adolescence is a critical period to obtain adequate sleep, as sleep can affect cognitive and classroom performance, stress, and eating behaviours,” said Lindsay Master, data scientist at Pennsylvania State University in the US. “Our research suggests that encouraging adolescents to spend more time exercising during the day may help their sleep health later that night,” Master said. In contrast, the researchers also found that being sedentary more during the day was associated with worse sleep health. Also Read – Physical therapy better for low back painWhen participants were sedentary for more minutes during the day, they fell asleep and woke up later but slept for a shorter amount of time overall. “You can think of these relationships between physical activity and sleep almost like a teeter totter,” said Orfeu Buxton, professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State. “When you’re getting more steps, essentially, your sleep begins earlier, expands in duration, and is more efficient. Whereas if you’re spending more time sedentary, it’s like sitting on your sleep health: sleep length and quality goes down,” Buxton said. While previous research suggests that adolescents need eight to ten hours of sleep a night, recent estimates suggest that as many as 73 percent of adolescents are getting less than eight. Previous research has also found that people who are generally more physically active tend to sleep longer and have better sleep quality. However, the researchers said less has been known about whether day-to-day changes in physical activity and sedentary behaviour affected sleep length and quality. They used data from 417 participants in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study, a national cohort from 20 US cities. When the participants were 15 years old, they wore accelerometers on their wrists and hips to measure sleep and physical activity for one week. “One of the strengths of this study was using the devices to get precise measurements about sleep and activity instead of asking participants about their own behaviour, which can sometimes be skewed,” Master said. “The hip device measured activity during the day, and the wrist device measured what time the participants fell asleep and woke up, and also how efficiently they slept, which means how often they were sleeping versus tossing and turning,” she said. In addition to finding links between how physical activity affects sleep later that night, the researchers also found connections between sleep and activity the following day. They found that when participants slept longer and woke up later, they engaged in less moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviour the next day.last_img read more

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Tejashwi will not resign like Rahul Gandhi RJD

first_imgPatna: The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday made it clear that party leader Tejashwi Yadav will not give in to demands for his resignation and will continue as the Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly. The RJD’s assertion came as Yadav finally made an appearance in the state Assembly after failing to attend the ongoing Monsoon Session for four consecutive days till Wednesday. On Saturday, the cricketer-turned-politician had clarified on Twitter that he had been undergoing treatment. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! Following the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Lok Sabha elections debacle and Yadav’s long absence from the state thereafter demands have been growing for his resignation. Leaders of other parties as well as ally Congress in the Assembly want Yadav to follow in the footsteps of their party chief Rahul Gandhi who stepped down from his post taking responsibility for his party’s defeat in the Lok Sabha polls. RJD spokesperson Bhai Virendra said: “Tejashwi is not a leader who will leave the responsibility of leading the opposition midway.” Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed He was replying to Congress legislator Rajesh Kumar who said Yadav should learn from Gandhi and make way for a change in the leadership in order to strengthen the Grand Alliance in Bihar. “If Tejashwi resigns, all party legislators will resign along with him,” Virendra said. On Wednesday, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP Chirag Paswan had demanded Yadav’s resignation as the Leader of Opposition alleging the younger son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad was not performing his duties. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Maunkh also demanded Yadav’s resignation on moral grounds taking responsibility for the defeat of RJD-led Grand Alliance in the Lok Sabha polls.last_img read more

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Greek police detain 38 migrants 2 alleged traffickers

first_imgThessaloniki (Greece): Police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki say they have arrested the driver of a van carrying 26 migrants 23 of them from Pakistan and three from Bangladesh. Police say the driver was an Albanian who tried to escape on foot after officers stopped the van early Sunday but was caught. Authorities say police then arrested a Greek man in charge of a warehouse where officers found 12 more Pakistanis being held while the traffickers asked for money. Police say the 26 migrants in the van were being driven to the warehouse. Officials say the 26 paid 2,000 euros (USD 2,200) each to be taken by boat across the river dividing Turkey and Greece and then by road to Thessaloniki.last_img read more

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Financial market highlights on Friday SPTSX 1498532 down 3921 points

Highlights at the close Friday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 14,985.32, down 39.21 pointsDow — 21,797.79, up 13.01 pointsS&P 500– 2,461.43, down 3.67 pointsNasdaq — 6,360.19, down 37.68 pointsCurrencies:Cdn — 82.43 cents US, up 0.11 of a centPound — C$1.6014, up 1.15 centsEuro — C$1.4601, up 0.16 of a centEuro — US$1.2035, up 0.29 of a centOil futures:US$47.48, down $1.61(October contract)Gold futures:US$1,351.20 per oz., up 90 cents(December contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:Daily quote unavailable from source; office closed on Fridays(Thursday: $22.938 per oz., $737.46 per kg.) read more

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Annan urges renewed action to plight of older persons on International Day

To mark the International Day of Older Persons, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on world leaders to make good on their promise to protect a growing population of people over 60 by empowering them in productive jobs, and eliminating the conditions that lead to poverty in old age. “We will not eradicate poverty, or achieve our other goals, without understanding how older persons – and women in particular – experience poverty,” Mr. Annan said in a statement ahead of the Day which is celebrated on 1 October. The Day underscores the commitment by Governments to the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on ageing which recognizes that world leaders can help ease the plight of older persons by integrating both gender and age into the programmes that eradicate poverty, he added.Mr. Annan also called to mind the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing in which global leaders have agreed to empower older persons by keeping them in the workforce, or integrating them in productive societal functions.Much of the reason for the renewed emphasis on aging can be found in the numbers. A “remarkable demographic transition [is] under way [which] will result in the old and the young representing an equal share of the world’s population by mid-century,” said the Madrid report. Globally, the proportion of persons aged 60 years and older is to jump twofold between 2000 and 2050, from 10 to 21 per cent, while the number of children is projected to drop by a third, to 21 per cent, said the report. There will be a greater proportion of older women than men as well, with a current average of 88 men for every 100 women among those 60 and older, a number which is expected to drop in the future.In addition to providing for the needs of older persons as their numbers grow, they must be accommodated in productive functions because there will be fewer young people to do so, said Mr. Annan. “Older persons have already shown their commitment, their determination, and their drive to meet this challenge,” he said, but too often “they and their potential contributions are overlooked.” read more

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Nominations sought for BUSU elections

Before the polls open next month to select the University’s next student leaders, candidates are needed for the election ballot.Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) is accepting candidate nominations for the roles of President and three Vice-Presidents: student services, finance and administration, and external affairs. There is also one opening for an 18-month term on Senate.Nomination forms are available at the BUSU office in the Student-Alumni Centre and must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m.The campaign period begins Monday, Feb. 5 and voting will open Feb. 13, running until Feb. 15 at 9 p.m.“It is important that all students make their voices heard in the upcoming elections by voting, as it directly impacts their academic years at Brock University,” said Fiona Purkiss, BUSU Chief Returning Officer. “The executive positions have an enormous power to change undergraduate students’ lives for the better, so it is important to stay tuned for upcoming debates and updates from our candidates.”Students are asked to keep an eye on their Brock University email account for additional communication from BUSU about voting procedures.More information on the election can be found on the BUSU website.Questions regarding the election process can be directed to Purkiss at cro@brockbusu.ca, while questions about the available positions can be directed to Kayleigh Rossetto at krossetto@brockbusu.ca read more

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Cougar DJ Hayden Nearly Dies From Injury In Practice

Houston Cougar cornerback D.J. Hayden was close to death when he suffered massive internal bleeding after a routine collision with a teammate in practice.The Houston team doctor said 95 percent of those who suffered the kind of injury Hayden did dies. He tore the inferior vena cava, the large vein that carries blood from the lower half of the body back to the heart. That injury is unprecedented on a football field.“This injury has never been seen or reported in association with a football injury and is more associated with high-speed motor vehicle injuries,” head team physician Dr. Walter Lowe said in a release. “The type of injury D.J. had is 95 percent fatal in the field and we are all very thankful for the coordinate response from the University of Houston trainers, EMS paramedics, the trauma team at Memorial Hermann and operating surgeon Dr. John Holcomb.”Given his low odds of survival at the time of the injury, and that it happened on a football field during practice, the efforts to save Hayden’s life had to be incredible. The school said Hayden is in stable yet critical condition, according to CougarsDen.com.Hayden, a senior, was Conference USA’s Newcomer of the Year last season and was earned second team All Conference.“D.J. is a tremendous young man and has been a great asset to our program, both on and off the field,” coach Tony Levine said. “I ask that everyone continue to keep D.J. and his family in their thoughts and prayers. We are very fortunate to have some of the nation’s top physicians and medical facilities just minutes away from our campus and I would like to extend our appreciation for their efforts on Tuesday evening. We thank you for respecting the privacy of D.J. and his family at this time. We look forward to supporting D.J. on his road to recovery.” read more

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Michigan Brewery Introduces First Beer Named by a Neural Network

first_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Stay on target It’s Sunday afternoon. You’re watching the game and hanging out with friends. You reach for another cold one…Will it be a Midnight Shale stout or a Borb! IPA?Those are just two of the “trendy” beer names generated by Janelle Shane’s artificial intelligence platform.Inspired by her recent attempt to name craft beers (River Smush Hopper Amber Ale, anyone?), the research scientist trained her neural network on “hundreds of thousands” of entries from BeerAdvocate.com.And what she got—”a bunch of semi-plausible but nonexistent beers”—is expectedly hilarious: Spulgican’s Chocolate Coconut Pamper sounds less like an IPA on tap at the bar, and more like something scrawled across the glossy cover of a drugstore face mask.Shane’s AI is earning a (well-deserved) reputation across the Internet—it even caught the eye of Old Nation Brewing in Williamston, Mich. Nearly finished brewing a new beer, the distillery still hasn’t found a name for it. Enter the neural network.“They explained what kinds of keywords they were looking for: juice, haz, New England, Vermont, citra, Belgium, spicy, clove, saison, farmhouse, ‘all these trendy new hazy IPA names,’” Shane explained in a blog post.“I searched my database for any beer names having to do with these keywords, and threw them all into the mix for the neural network,” she continued. “It worked.”Not all were winners: Shane shared some of the “rejects” online, starting with the lowest-creativity output, which garnered a lot of saisons (a highly carbonated pale ale), including one of my favorites, Monkey Free Stand Saison.More inventiveness, oddly, produces more primates, and more far-from-tenable titles: Stick Lake, Summer Death, Star Dance, A Shit Farmhouse Ale, Friend Saison Fromp.“At an even higher creativity setting, the neural network’s unpredictability increases,” Shane said. “It begins making up more words. It begins swearing. It starts taking liberties with English, as well as French, grammar.“Old National Brewing chose a name from this creativity level,” she said, unveiling the “very first beer named by a neural network”: The Fine Stranger.A “blend of Old World and New,” the drink combines a “strong, peppery, fruity Belgian Saison yeast strain with the low-bitterness/high-flavor hop goodness of the New England style,” according to the company.The Fine Stranger is coming soon to liquor stores—in Michigan.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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New Emergency Vehicle for Disabled Persons Added to Fleet at Ministry of

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #newEMSvehicle Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 25, 2017 – Providenciales – Just commissioned today, a brand new emergency vehicle for persons with disabilities has been added to the fleet of the Ministry of Health & Human Services.The keys were handed over in a quaint Emergency Medical Services Ceremony at the Ministry of Health and Human Services office in Providenciales. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img #magneticmedianews#newEMSvehiclelast_img read more

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Frances World Cup win a distant memory for Hugo Lloris

first_imgGoalkeeper Hugo Lloris feels that winning the World Cup for France is a thing of the past and is fully focused now on tasting glory at Tottenham.The 32-year-old won the biggest trophy of them all in football last July after captaining France to their second World Cup at Russia.Over six months later, however, the memory of lifting the golden World Cup trophy in front of the French supporters at Moscow following their 4-2 win over Croatia in the final is now nothing more than a distant memory for Lloris.Instead, the Frenchman’s sole concern now lies with Spurs’ current campaign where they hope to finally claim some silverware themselves in the near future.Mauricio Pochettino’s will host Leicester City today at Wembley in the Premier League, where they hope to claim victory to restore their five-point deficit to leaders Liverpool – who defeated Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday.“To be honest, the football and the time is going so fast,” said Lloris, according to FourFourTwo.“I don’t want to say that I’ve forgotten about the World Cup but, for me, it belongs to the past. I don’t have time to make a step backwards and think about the World Cup.“Every time people talk about this moment – it gives you a lot of positive energy. But as a professional and as a man I am just focused on today and tomorrow. Maybe when I will be retired, I will think in a different way but it’s not the case at the moment.”The Spurs captain added: “We are Tottenham and we have the humility to say in a different place, a different club, a bigger institution, they are used to winning – they won in the past, they win today and they will win tomorrow – because of the heaviness of the institution.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“When you wear the jersey of some clubs, you have this pressure every day. It’s not the case in Tottenham. Historically there is a great history, it’s a great club in England. But it’s not the type of club that used to win every year. It needs more time.“For me the best way is to compare the club when I arrive [in 2012] and the club of today. We reduced the gap massively between the best teams in England and maybe in Europe, too.“And the process takes maybe more time than in some other places. But for sure we are going the right way because every season we are improving and improving and improving.”“It is important to believe in yourself but it is important to have sense, too,” he continued.“The main target for the club and for the team is to get the top four for the fourth time in a row. You need to look at the clubs behind because everything can turn very quickly. But you can look ahead, too.“We are in the position we deserve because in the league, we are quite consistent but at the moment there are two teams who have done much better than us.“We will see what will be in March and if we will be in a place to compete for the title or just the top four. That doesn’t mean we don’t have ambition.“The ambition is to win every game until the end of the season.”The Spurs and Leicester game at Wembley will begin at 2:30 PM (CET).BARCELONA, SPAIN – DECEMBER 11: Hugo Lloris and Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur celebrate with team mates after the UEFA Champions League Group B match between FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur at Camp Nou on December 11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Employers could adapt flexible benefits to address rising eldercare demands

first_imgEmployee Benefits Connect 2016: Employers could address rising eldercare demands by considering how flexible benefits could be adapted to extend to employees’ parents.Speaking in a session titled ‘Eldercare: changing how we develop the benefits offering’ at Employee Benefits Connect on 9 March, Adam Brooke, international benefits manager at Standard Chartered Bank, explained that some benefits providers have already developed benefit offerings that cover employees’ parents, in the same way that certain benefits can include employees’ partners and children. Employers should challenge providers to see whether flexible benefit products and services can be adapted in some way to support those with eldercare responsibilities, said Brooke, for example, health and wellbeing benefits, financial planning support, funeral and will writing services, travel insurance, dental and eyecare.Brooke (pictured) said: “Start challenging flex providers. Look at the benefits you already offer and think about whether they can be changed or adapted to include parents as well.”The number of carers in the UK is expected to rise from 6 million to 9 million over the next 30 years so employers must consider the impact this will have on employee engagement, performance, and retention levels and take steps to support affected staff, said Brooke.Employers should also be mindful of employees that may not class themselves as carers, such as those with short-term caring responsibilities.Brooke said: “It is important to think about how we can engage with employees that don’t class themselves [as carers]; the stress is still there and the support is still needed, we just need to find a different way to start talking to those employees.”Employee assistance programmes (EAPs) are one line of support that employers can provide staff, but they must ensure that these are adequately promoted within the workplace, explained Brooke. EAPs could be highlighted to employees through presentations, monthly newsletters, the intranet, or wallet cards, for example.Brooke said: “We can’t keep doing the same things we have done in years gone past. Things are changing, it’s time to take a step back and look at things afresh.”Employee networks can also provide a valuable support mechanism for staff with caring responsibilities, and employers could help raise awareness of these by inviting external speakers to launch events. However, both EAPs and employee support groups must be integrated into employers’ wider health and wellbeing strategies if they are to be effective, warned Brooke.Other forms of support could include flexible working policies, increasing awareness by marking events such as as National Carers Week, and by offering back-up eldercare support. The latter would function in a similar manner to emergency childcare, providing employees with peace of mind and also benefitting employers through increased employee engagement and a reduction in absences.To control costs, employers could enable staff to convert a certain number of the days allotted to childcare to adult care, said Brooke. By repackaging benefits for carers, employers can help employees to see all of the support options available to them, as well as increasing awareness and engagement levels.Brooke added: “Eldercare responsibilities can affect any of us at any stage in our life. In the last two to three years we have seen a growing awareness of the need to provide benefits to support working carers generally.“This issue is not going to go away, it is going to get worse year on year as we see the population continue to age.”last_img read more

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Tamil director Sathish Chandrasekaran arrested for assaulting woman

first_imgSathish Chandrasekaran.PR HandoutDirector Sathish Chandrasekaran of Darling 2 fame has been arrested in Teynampet, Chennai, for allegedly assaulting a woman.According to reports, Sathish Chandrasekaran and his friends were partying at an upscale hotel in Anna Salai when he confronted a woman over an argument before slapping her in an inebriated situation.With the intervention of the hotel management, the situation was brought to control, but the woman filed a complaint with the cops who recovered the CCTV footage before arresting him. More details about the incident are awaited.Sathish Chandrasekaran made his directorial debut with Darling 2, a horror film starring Kalaiyarasan, Maya, Rameez Raja, Kaali Venkat and Arjunan. The 2016 film had failed to set the box office on fire like its predecessor in the franchise.last_img read more

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