66% polling for two seats in Rajasthan

first_imgAn average of 66.11% polling for by-elections to two Assembly seats in Rajasthan took place on Monday. The polling in the two constituencies – Khinvsar in Nagaur disrict and Mandawa in Jhunjhunu district – was peaceful, with no untoward incident reported from anywhere.The Congress had lost both the Jat-dominated seats in the 2018 Assembly election. The bypolls were necessitated after the two sitting MLAs were elected to Lok Sabha in May this year.Mandawa MLA Narendra Khichar had won as the BJP MP from Jhunjhunu, while Rashtriya Loktantrik Party MLA from Khinvsar, Hanuman Beniwal, supported by BJP, had won from Nagaur in this year’s Lok Sabha elections.The Congress has fielded former MLA Rita Chaudhary, who is the daughter of veteran party leader, the late Ram Nnarayan Chaudhary, in Mandawa, and former Minister Harendra Mirdha, belonging to Nagaur district’s influential Mirdha family, in Khinvsar.The BJP sprang a surprise by fielding expelled Congress leader Sushila Sigra as its candidate in Mandawa and extended support to RLP candidate Narayan Beniwal as part of an alliance with the regional party floated last year. Mr. Narayan Beniwal is the younger brother of Mr. Hanuman Beniwal.According to the Chief Electoral Officer, 69.62% turnout of voters was reported in Mandawa and 62.61% in Khinvsar till 5:00 p.m., when the fifth round of polling ended. The low polling percentage has led to concern among both the major political parties.While Mr. Mirdha cast his vote at a polling booth in Khinvsar, Mr. Beniwal — a permanent resident of Nagaur district headquarters — could not exercise his franchise, as he is not a voter in the constituency.Extra securityIn Mandawa, 259 polling stations were set up for 2,27,414 voters and extra security arrangements were made for 60 booths identified as sensitive. Over 120 polling booths in Khinvsar were identified as sensitive and additional forces were sent for ensuring their security.Twelve candidates, including nine in Mandawa and three in Khinvsar, are in the fray for by-elections. Of the 200 Assembly seats, the ruling Congress has 106 MLAs, including the six who defected to the party from Bahujan Samaj Party last month.last_img read more

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel wins dramatic Singapore Grand Prix

first_imgFerrari’s Sebastian Vettel won an incident-packed Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday after world champion Lewis Hamilton retired early for the first time this season and an intruder set heart rates fluttering when he strolled on to the track.Starting from pole position, Vettel led all the way to take the chequered flag for the fourth time at the floodlit Marina Bay Street Circuit, despite twice losing the big advantage he had built up when the safety car was deployed.”It must be one of my best races. It was pretty intense,” Vettel said.”If we have more weekends like this, yes we can catch Mercedes.”Maybe we can make the impossible possible – we will definitely go for it.”Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo finished second for Red Bull, his best result of a frustrating year, while Vettel’s team mate Kimi Raikkonen crossed the line third.Hamilton was running fourth approaching the halfway point of the 61-lap race when he lost engine power, rapidly dropping back through the field before he was told to return to the garage and call it a night.I was feeling super-optimistic in the car, I really was,” Hamilton said.”I was just waiting for that time when I could push and see what I could get from the car but obviously I didnt get that.”Nico Rosberg finished fourth for Mercedes to cut Hamilton’s championship lead to 41 points. Vettel trails Hamilton by 49 and Raikkonen is 145 adrift with a maximum of 150 points available from the remaining six races. No other driver has a chance of winning the championship.advertisementVettel’s win was the German’s third this season and the 42nd of his career, enabling the quadruple world champion to overtake the late Ayrton Senna into outright third place for the most lifetime wins, trailing only Michael Schumacher (91) and Alain Prost (51).A proven master on the slow and twisty Singapore track, Vettel gave his rivals no chance when he planted his foot on the accelerator and made a flying getaway from the front of the grid.The 28-year-old opened up a commanding three-second lead over Ricciardo on the opening lap and was never seriously challenged even when the safety car was introduced.Its first appearance came on the 13th lap when Felipe Massa exited the pits and was hit from the side by Nico Hulkenberg who slammed into a wall, wrecking his Force India car and ending his race. He was later given a three-spot grid penalty for the next race in Japan.The second came on lap 37 when a spectator was spotted walking on the circuit before climbing back though a hole in the fence, setting pulses racing.Vettel screamed to his team mates on the radio when he saw the man and race stewards instantly unfurled their yellow flags, ordering the drivers to slow down.Formula One officials later released a statement saying Singapore police had arrested a 27-year-old man who was helping them with their investigations.Vettel described the intruder as “crazy” while Ricciardo, who was starting to inch closer to the front, said the introduction of the safety car cost him any chance of winning.”Thanks to the guy on the track…appreciate it!” Vettel joked. “I was tempted to swerve – clip him!”Hamilton, who needs one more win to draw level with his childhood hero Senna, endured his worst weekend of the season.Valtteri Bottas finished fifth, Daniil Kvyat sixth, Sergio Perez seventh and Dutch teenager Max Verstappen was eighth after an eventful day.The 17-year-old fell a lap behind when he stalled his Toro Rosso on the grid then defied team orders to let his team mate Carlos Sainz pass him at the end.”If you are one lap down and you manage to be back in the points as the leading Toro Rosso, for me there was no reason to switch positions,” he explained.last_img read more

Mithali Raj: Captain Courageous charts India’s way in the World Cup

first_imgThe ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup in England has come full circle, especially for hosts England and challengers India. They started the campaign against each other and now they’ll be playing one another for the ultimate glory.India will face England in the final on Sunday at Lord’s after they defeated Australia in the semi-final while the hosts eliminated South Africa in their corresponding fixture.India women  have never been crowned ‘Champions of the World’, managing to reach the final only once and will get their second bite come Sunday. The last time India played a final was back in 2005 when they squared off against Australia. India were eventually humiliated at Centurion by 98 runs.UNFINISHED BUSINESSMithali Raj, aged just 23, was the captain of that team,  and after a wait of 12 years, time has come for Raj to complete some unfinished business.Both India and England met each other in their opening games in which India came out victorious.  Mithali Raj led from the front with the bat, scoring 71 off 73 balls. She became the first woman in cricket history to hit seven consecutive fifties in ODIs.Mithali fell short of another fifty in the next match against West Indies, but thanks to a classy century from opener Smriti Mandhana, India won the match by seven wickets.India continued their good form against arch-rivals Pakistan. In a rare instance though, Mithali failed with the bat but made up for it with her astute captaincy, going on to win the match by 95 runs.advertisementIndia made history beating Sri Lanka by 16 runs and extending their winning record to four games, a first for the women’s cricket team in World Cups. Mithali Raj scored another half-century, 53 off 78 balls.Thereafter against South Africa, all fell apart for Mithali and India as they tasted defeat for the first time in the competition and Raj personally also got dismissed for a duck for the first time in her career.RECORD FEATAgainst reigning world champions Australia, even though India lost, Mithali, during her knock, got past former England captain Charlotte Edwards’s record of 5992 runs and also became the first woman to breach the 6000-run mark.Having won four out of their previous six group matches, Mithali Raj-led India went into the New Zealand match needing a win to qualify for the semis.Mithali Raj’s class did exactly that, as India rode on the back of her century to crush New Zealand by 186 runs.  Mithali broke multiple records as it was her sixth One Day International hundred  and second century in World Cups and also interestingly, the only time she was dismissed after reaching the three-figure mark.After her hundred, she now has 55 fifty-plus scores, equalling England’s Charlotte Edwards, who has nine hundreds and 46 fifties. She now has scored the most number of fifties in a calendar year with 10.’INDIA READY FOR SUMMIT CLASH’The semi-final against Australia was no different for Raj as her reading of the game and ability to capitalise on the opponents weak moments booked India’s place in the final.”As a team we are all very excited to be part of the final. We knew that this tournament wasn’t going to be easy but the way the girls have turned up at every situation when the team needed, whether it was the batters or bowlers,” Mithali Raj said in the post match press-conference.”It definitely isn’t going to be easy for England. But it will come down to how we perform on that day. We really have to work on our planning and strategy because England have also peaked after being defeated by us in the first game. They have performed well in the run up to the final, so playing a host in their own country is going to be a challenge. But saying that this unit is up for it,” she added.Whatever be the result on Sunday at Lord’s, Mithali Raj’s team has done something which up till now was thought impossible, capturing the imagination of a whole nation.last_img read more

Griezmann signs new Atletico Madrid deal after snubbing Barcelona

first_imgAntoine Griezmann signed a new contract with his club Atletico Madrid after rejecting FC Barcelona offer.Atletico Madrid made a triple swoop at France’s World Cup training base on Monday, announcing new contracts for talismanic striker Griezmann and defender Lucas Hernandez as well as officially signing midfielder Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco.The Liga side said in a statement that all three contracts were signed in the presence of Atletico’s chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin, who had travelled to the France team’s base in the Russian town of Istria.France striker Griezmann had revealed last Thursday on Spanish television in a documentary called ‘The Decision’ that he had rejected a move to Spanish champions Barcelona to stay at Atletico.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGEDefender Hernandez, meanwhile, extended his contract until 2024, and winger Lemar signed a deal to join Atletico which they said was subject to him passing a medical and their prelmininary deal with AS Monaco being formalised.According to reports in the Spanish media, the deal for Lemar is worth more than 70 million euros ($81.34 million), making him the most expensive player in Atletico’s history.”The contracts were signed in the training camp of the France national team following the guidelines of the people in charge of the French Football Association and the France coach Didier Deschamps,” added the statement.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL FIXTURESGriezmann, 27, joined Atletico in July 2014 from Real Sociedad and has finished top scorer with the Madrid side in each season he has been at the club.advertisementHe scored twice in their 3-0 win in the Europa League final over Olympique de Marseille last month.Defender Hernandez, whose brother Theo signed for Atletico’s arch rivals Real Madrid last year, came through the club’s youth academy and made his debut in 2014.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Vine: Patriots TE, Arizona Alum Rob Gronkowski Sings UA Fight Song At Super Bowl Media Day

first_imgRob Gronkowski at Super Bowl media day.Today is Super Bowl Media Day in Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX. There’s a horde of journalists and other “media” assembled to speak with the players and coaches, and given the wide-ranging reporting angles taking by those asking questions, some atypical topics get covered and some funny exchanges get produced.Take New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski, back in the state where he excelled in college for the Arizona Wildcats. Gronkowski was asked to sign his alma mater’s fight song, “Bear Down Arizona,” and he granted that request with a smile.Apparently, this happened more than once:Gronk was asked twice to sing Bear Down Arizona. He obliged both times.— Daniel Berk (@DSBerk) January 27, 2015Known for his outgoing, fun-loving personality, Gronkowski hasn’t been shy at all at this his second Super Bowl Media Day. With him, no topic is off-limits, even the erotic novel a fan wrote that starred him as the love interest.I think Gronkowski just read a line from that Gronk-based erotic novel. #SBMediaDay Are you not entertained?!?!— Randy Scott (@RandyScottESPN) January 27, 2015We most certainly are.last_img read more

Video: Watch Iowa State G Deonte Burton Thrown Down An Awesome Windmill Dunk While Wearing Timberlands

first_imgDeonte Burton dunks in Timberlands.It’s been a pretty good 24 hours for the dunk. There was, of course, Zach LaVine winning the NBA Dunk Contest in spectacular fashion on Saturday night. There was also Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein saying he’s “just going to start dunking on people” and former Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess showing off his athleticism.  There’s also this: Iowa State guard Deonte Burton throwing down an awesome windmill dunk while sporting Timberland boots. That’s just ridiculous. Iowa State (18-6, 8-4 Big 12) is set to play Oklahoma State (17-8, 7-6 Big 12) on Wednesday at 9 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ESPNU.last_img

Can’t see anyone better than Rishabh Pant as MS Dhoni’s backup at World Cup: Ponting

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 16, 2019UPDATED: March 16, 2019 11:57 IST While Pant has established himself as the first-choice wicketkeeper in Tests, he is yet to prove his mettle in the limited-over format of the game (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant was criticised after some ordinary performances with the gloves in ODIs vs AustraliaPant had replaced MS Dhoni, who was rested for the last two matches of the five-match seriesDelhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting has backed Pant to get back to his best in IPL 2019 Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting believes that Rishabh Pant is perfect for playing the role of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s deputy in the upcoming World Cup, slated to begin on May 30 in England and Wales.With the 15-member squad still to be picked for the showpiece event, Ponting has said some good knocks for the Delhi Capitals would make Pant the favourite.Notably, Pant was subjected to “Dhoni, Dhoni” chants in Mohali during the fourth One-Day International between India and Australia after the stumper missed a couple of stumping chances.”I think it’s actually a big job for me and the coaches when he comes in, to make him forget what’s happened in the last few days. He’s probably lucky it happened in the last couple of games. It would have been hard to play all five games under that kind of pressure. Now he’s back in a competition where he has dominated in the past,” Cricbuzz quoted Ponting as saying.”If he can win a couple of games for us then everything will be forgotten. I can’t see anyone better than him as a second wicketkeeper in that Indian World Cup squad,” he added.Pant has been termed as Dhoni’s successor but the Delhi boy hasn’t received many opportunities with the presence of the experienced stumper.However, with Dhoni likely to retire after the World Cup, the Delhi lad would get more opportunities to showcase his talent.Also Read | Captain has to be in inner circle: Vengsarkar against Kohli fielding in the deepAlso Read | Bangladesh cricket team leaves New Zealand after narrow escape in Christchurch shootingsadvertisementAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow MS DhoniFollow Ricky PontingFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Indian Premier LeagueFollow 2019 World Cup Can’t see anyone better than Rishabh Pant as MS Dhoni’s backup at World Cup: PontingFormer Australia captain and Delhi Capitals coach, Ricky Ponting said it will be a big job for him and his support staff to help Rishabh Pant forget the criticism he had received during the recently-concluded ODI series against Australia at home. advertisementlast_img read more

Bedford Waterfront Open House to Take Place

first_imgCommunity members interested in learning more about the development of the Bedford waterfront are invited to a series of open houses. Waterfront Development Corp. will host the sessions on Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and Mar. 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dockside Condominiums, 210 Waterfront Dr., Bedford. Phase 2 of the Bedford waterfront includes four large parcels of land in the Mill Cove area. There will be opportunities to speak to staff and partners, and share thoughts at the open house. Currently, Halifax Regional Municipality is conducting a traffic, public transportation and services study. The results of the study could be available this spring. During this time, formal public consultation is on hold. “This is a time to reconnect, address questions, and share information so we’re working together when the time comes,” said Colin MacLean, president and CEO, Waterfront Development Corp. “Community feedback will remain key and help guide the creation of a plan for the Bedford waterfront.” The current development concept is based on creating a sustainable waterfront community for Bedford, including a mixed-use development, with high levels of transit service, public space and amenities. Once the HRM study is complete, next steps for formal public consultation will be reviewed. In partnership with HRM, Waterfront Development Corp. co-managed an extensive public consultation process to develop a comprehensive plan for the Mill Cove area. Planning, consultation, and development of the Bedford waterfront has been underway for decades and has involved a number of partners and committed volunteers from the community. Currently, there is no in-filling taking place on the waterfront. Waterfront Development will review if the need can be met elsewhere. In-filling is an option that can provide a safe disposal site for pyritic slate. An HRM comprehensive plan would be needed for Waterfront Development Corp. to begin development of the waterfront in Bedford. Waterfront Development is a provincial Crown corporation developing the strategic potential of waterfronts in Bedford, Dartmouth, Halifax and Lunenburg. The corporation fosters waterfronts that drive economic opportunity, enhance tourism, provide experiences and reflect and protects marine heritage. For more information visit www.my-waterfront.ca.last_img read more

Canada endorses Venezuelan opposition leader as interim president

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada is recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president.A government source who was not authorized to speak publicly says Canada will issue a formal statement shortly, following the lead of the United States.The move comes as Guaido declares himself interim president, just two weeks after Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a contested second term.Canada has accused Maduro of seizing power through fraudulent, anti-democratic elections in May of last year.Earlier this month it rejected the legitimacy of Maduro’s new presidential term, calling on him to immediately cede power to the democratically elected National Assembly until new elections are held.Canada said the suffering of Venezuelans would only worsen should Maduro continue to cling to power.The Canadian Presslast_img

Security Council welcomes Sierra Leone elections

The Council’s congratulations for the peaceful and orderly way in which the elections were held came in a statement read out by its President, Foreign Minister Shunmugam Jayakumar of Singapore, at a formal meeting of the 15-member body. “[The Council] commends the National Electoral Commission and all those responsible for the successful management of the elections, and commends UNAMSIL for their invaluable supporting role,” Mr. Jayakumar said, referring to the UN Mission in the country. “The Council notes that the various electoral observation groups were impressed by the Sierra Leonean people’s commitment to democracy and their determination to vote.” The statement also said the Council considered the elections an important milestone on the road to peace and security in Sierra Leone and the Mano River region, which also includes Guinea and Liberia. “The next challenge for Sierra Leone and the international community is the further consolidation of peace,” the statement said, noting that there was much still to do, including public services to make real the restoration of government authority throughout the country, improving the operational effectiveness of the security sector, and effectively reintegrating all ex-combatants into society. “A sustained effort from the international community will be needed to achieve our shared objective of sustainable peace and security, which must be the basis for Sierra Leone’s economic regeneration and future development,” the statement added. “The Council urges all donors to contribute generously towards these ends, including by providing urgently needed funds to the Special Court and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.” read more

Football Ohio States path to the College Football Playoff becomes less clear

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the third quarter of the game against Michigan on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State won 31-20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorANN ARBOR, Mich. — Before No. 9 Ohio State (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten) beat its rival Michigan (8-4, 5-4 Big Ten) 31-20 Saturday, its path to the College Football Playoff looked clear. If it wins and every team left expected to win does its job, Ohio State likely slips in as the first two-loss team to reach the playoff.That path looked all the more clear after No. 2 Miami lost 24-14 to Pittsburgh Friday, all but eliminating the possibility of two ACC teams landing spots.But four hours after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines, their playoff chances took a major blow when No. 1 Alabama lost 26-14 to No. 6 Auburn, moving Auburn into the SEC championship game against No. 7 Georgia. What makes this such a complicated situation for Ohio State is that it was in the exact same situation as Alabama last year, and it reached the playoff. It was a one-loss, non-conference champion that was picked ahead of two-loss Big Ten champion Penn State. The CFP committee deemed its wins against three highly ranked opponents in Oklahoma, Michigan and Wisconsin to be enough to make up for the lack of a conference title. This could also harken back to the 2015 Ohio State team, which was kept out of the playoff after one loss to Michigan State.The season is not completely out of Ohio State’s hands. The Buckeyes have to win the Big Ten championship against undefeated No. 5 Wisconsin to even be considered in the playoff. Assuming Ohio State does that, it still requires either a tough decision by the selection committee or an upset in the Big 12 championship game.The committee could decide to include Ohio State in ahead of Alabama should the Buckeyes knock off the Badgers. Alabama has defeated only two currently ranked opponents — No. 18 LSU and No. 14 Mississippi State, which just lost to Ole Miss — and an Ohio State win over Wisconsin would give the Buckeyes three wins over currently ranked opponents. There also is a chance No. 12 TCU defeats No. 4 Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game, which at this point would likely not be enough for the Horned Frogs to leap the Buckeyes. A loss late in the season without a conference title could doom a Sooners team that came into Ohio Stadium and beat the Buckeyes 31-16 earlier this season. With conference championships going on next week, the two guaranteed spots belong to the winners of the SEC, between Georgia and Auburn, and the ACC, between No. 3 Clemson and Miami. The remaining two spots will belong to either the Big Ten champion, Oklahoma or Alabama. Ohio State’s playoff hopes have grown dimmer, but they are not gone. read more

Main Round start in Arena Serbs against Germans for the semifinal

← Previous Story Group D – Only Croatia 100% – Norway goes home! Next Story → She is MISS EHF EURO 2012! EHF EURO 2012 Main Round matches start in magnificent “Belgrade Arena” with capacity of 19.500. In the Round 1, we will see the “battle for semifinal”, but also a VISA for the Olympic qualification in April between host nation, Serbia and the best team of group B, Germany. In two other matches, Sweden playing against Poland, Denmark against Macedonia.Saturday:16.15 Poland – Sweden18.15 Denmark – Macedonia20.15 Serbia – GermanySTANDINGS:Germany 4Serbia 4Poland 2Sweden 1Macedonia 1Denmark 0

ESB and RTÉ warn public about premium line phone numbers

first_imgRTÉ AND ESB have both issued warnings about privately-operated premium phone line operators trying to mislead the public.The scam is using Google ads to trick members of the public into using their phone numbers to contact the broadcaster and the electricity supplier’s customer contact centre.“This may potentially result in high phone charges for anyone who uses these numbers,” RTÉ and ESB said in separate statements, reiterating that the ads in question were not legitimate.RTÉ has tried to contact the company involved to remove all references to the broadcaster. Google has also been notified.ESB said it has done the same. Gardaí, the National Consumer Agency and the communications watchdog ComReg have also been told about the situation.Anyone who wishes to contact RTÉ should email info@rte.ie or call 01 208 3111. Customers who want to reach ESB can call Electric Ireland’s customers service on 1850 372 372 or the ESB Networks Customers Service on 1850 372 757.Police warn public after attempted snatching in Downlast_img read more

Cyclone Carlos wreaks havoc in Darwin

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Heavy rain is expected to continue in Darwin as tropical Cyclone Carlos continues its course across the Northern Territory.While the cyclone has died down in Darwin, the downpour of rain has not subsided making this the heaviest rainfall on record in February, Darwin resident Peter Christofides told Neos Kosmos. So far this month, Darwin has already recorded at least 830mm of rain, beating the previous February monthly record of 814mm, in 1969.While the cyclone has moved further south, there’s been some flooding in the immediate Darwin area and a couple of houses have had trees fallen over them, Mr Christofides said.“There’s quite a few potholes, I’ve seen over 100 trees uprooted, quite a lot of debris on the roads, and there was some flooding in one or two areas,” he said. Cyclone Carlos, a category one tropical cyclone, has moved towards the Katharine and Batchelor areas, while schools, businesses and the airport in Darwin reopened yesterday. “I don’t see how it’s possible that everything has reopened because there’s still so much rain,” Mr Christofides said. Mr Christofides, who is a volunteer for OzHelp Foundation; a workplace based early intervention suicide prevention and social capacity building program, also volunteers for a disaster relief group which aided 180 homeless people in taking shelter from the wild weather on Wednesday night. Around 1000 houses are still without electricity, while massive clean up efforts have seen Darwin residents queuing up at the uncharacteristically crowded rubbish dump, Mr Christofides said. Many Darwin residents are now faced with the inability to work in current weather conditions. “The builders I work with as part of OzHelp are frustrated because they can only work in workshops but can’t work outside because of all the rain,” Mr Christofides said. The combination of more than 400 millimetres of rain on Tuesday and strong winds has seen the Greek Community of Darwin’s Greek schools and church suffer roof leaks as a result of trees coming down in the storm, according to the President of the Greek Orthodox Community of Northern Australia, John Nikolakis. “We’re currently in clean up mode,” Mr Nikolakis told Neos Kosmos on Thursday. “I’ve just done my fourth trip to the rubbish dump and there’s still plenty more to clean up”.Mr Nikolakis had to evacuate his Knightcliff home, on Wednesday night, to go to his son in law’s house, further inland. “Between 1am and 3am the cyclone was at its worst; our house is in a low area, across the road from the sea, and there was a King Tide so we didn’t want to take the risk,” Mr Nikolakis said.“We were very lucky though; thank God no one was hurt and there were no other damages”.last_img read more

Maladie dAlzheimer mobilisation générale en septembre

first_imgMaladie d’Alzheimer : mobilisation générale en septembreFrance – Le mois de septembre sera marqué par de nombreuses actions organisées pour prévenir et combattre la maladie d’Alzheimer. Une initiative ferroviaire est tout particulièrement à relever.France Télévisions et la SNCF lancent un train contre la maladie d’Alzheimer. Du 7 au 21 septembre, ses 350 mètres parcourront la France (Paris, Lille, Mulhouse, Dijon, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Clermont-Ferrand et à nouveau Paris).À lire aussiLe diacétyle présent dans le popcorn favoriserait l’AlzheimerDe 9 heures à 19 heures, le train expo sera ouvert au public qui pourra ainsi se familiariser avec la maladie et découvrir le plan gouvernemental 2008–2012. Quatre grands axes seront abordés : comprendre la maladie, vivre avec au quotidien, l’implication des aidants et le point sur la recherche. Pour cela, des conférences seront organisées, des discussions auront lieu dans le wagon convivialité et espérance, des partenaires engagés expliqueront leur action, une exposition permettra de mieux comprendre la maladie, etc.Le parcours du train se terminera à Paris, le 21 septembre, pour la journée mondiale de lutte contre la maladie d’Alzheimer.      Le 4 septembre 2010 à 12:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

iModela limpression 3D à domicile

first_imgiModela, l’impression 3D à domicilePour célébrer son 30ème anniversaire, Roland DG Corporation a présenté l’iModela IM-01, une imprimante de forme pyramidale qui cache une véritable révolution : elle est la première à lancer l’impression 3D personnelle.Conçue pour réaliser de petits objets, comme on peut s’en apercevoir sur cette vidéo, l’iModela 01 (lien non disponible) utilise un logiciel de création spécifique (iModela Creator Design), des blocs de matières divers (plastique, balsa…) et se branche sur un simple port USB 2.0.Un fois l’objet créé, il suffit d’ouvrir l’iModela 01, de placer les blocs, et attendre l’exécution de l’impression. Libre à l’utilisateur, par la suite, de peindre et de personnaliser le personnage ou le porte clefs ainsi créés.À lire aussiQuand l’impression 3D vient en aide aux bébés atteints de malformations du coeurEt si les idées manquent, la firme va mettre en place un site d’échange et de partage d’objets, pour contempler les meilleures réalisations et pouvoir les reproduire chez soi. Ce site ouvrira le 9 novembre prochain.Un périphérique innovant et  amusant, qui ne souffrira que d’un défaut (mais quel défaut) son prix : l’iM-01 sera disponible à partir de 1.000 dollars, soit aux alentours de 738 euros. Reste plus qu’à réaliser un gros portefeuille donc !  Le 10 octobre 2011 à 10:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Paris SaintGermain coach responds to Neymars talks with Barcelona

first_imgParis Saint-Germain Coach Thomas Tuchel says the Brazilian is happy at the club and hopes to lead the club someday.Tuchel played down reports of talks between Barcelona and Neymar’s representatives after speculations increased over a possible move for the former Barcelona star.“I think Neymar feels really happy, he’s professional,” the coach told The Mirror.“I think he feels good here, both in the dressing room and on the pitch, he is disciplined, he does a lot of things on the pitch.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“You have seen his statistics and what he does in training.”Neymar’s stay in Paris has been filled with several speculations amid suggestions he is unhappy in the uncompetitive French League and craves to return to La Liga.He has been embarking on trips to Barcelona with many believed to be commercial trips. A move back to the Catalan club could see him reunite with former team-mates Messi and Suarez.last_img read more

Report Says 12000 Alaskans Without Reliable Access To Health Care

first_imgWhen Governor Sean Parnell decided to reject federal Medicaid expansion last fall, he asked for a study detailing the safety net services available to low income Alaskans. That report is out this week and it shows 12,000 Alaskans have no reliable access to health care, particularly specialty care.Download AudioThe report shows basic health care – like a primary care doctor’s visit is generally accessible, even to low income, uninsured patients. Community health centers like the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center provide services on a sliding fee scale. The report was prepared by the Department of Health and Social Services. Commissioner Bill Streur says there are 200 locations across the state that offer basic health care to low income Alaskans:“The range of preventative services, the range of primary care services and the options for those folks are pretty significant,” Streur said.But Streur acknowledges many low-income and uninsured Alaskans have more complicated medical needs. When that’s the case, they may find help through a patchwork system of charity care. Those options include hospital emergency rooms and Project Access, which connects uninsured residents to specialists willing to wave their fees. Streur says his department is trying to figure out how many uninsured Alaskans need regular access to specialty care:“The majority are people with a chronic condition that require specialty care and there’s no service available to them,” Streur said.The report also identifies outpatient mental health care as an area that may not be available to the uninsured. The department doesn’t make recommendations for addressing the overall gap in access. Streur says that will be the job of the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group that started meeting this spring:“What could we do under Medicaid, what could we do under other initiatives to be able to fill this gap?” Streur asked.Alaskans who fall into the gap generally are childless adults who have incomes under $15,000 a year. They aren’t eligible for subsidies to buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act because the law assumed they would qualify for Medicaid instead.last_img read more