No final decision yet on cricket’s exclusion from Asiad 2018: ICC CEO Richardson to India Today

first_imgCricket is not ruled out from Asian Games 2018 just yet. The game’s governing body International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to discuss the issue at its development committee meeting next week before deciding if they should take the issue up with the Asian games organisers.It was reported earlier that the Olympic Council of Asia had decided to do away with some disciplines, including cricket, which were not popular in host country Indonesia.”I understand they haven’t made a final decision. All we want to do is to discuss with our development committee next week and see what stance we want to take,” ICC CEO Dave Richardson told India Today.The development committee includes associate member representatives who would only have a small say in the matter. A policy decision like this one is dependent upon full members who have voting rights. ICC CEO acknowledged the eventual decision will be theirs.”For a number of associate nations in the Asian region it’s an opportunity that they would like to take advantage of by including cricket in the games. We want to know what the associates’ view is and we will take their view to the board and depending on their decision we will see if we want to actively pursue cricket’s participation in the Asian games or at least make some submission to the Asian games committee if cricket can be part of the games,” he added.The debate over cricket’s inclusion in multi-nation games comes for discussion at a time when the full member nations are locked in a tussle over revenue sharing. Many of the powerful boards use bilateral series as a bait to control smaller member votes and non-ICC multi-nation tournaments do not serve their purpose. Cricket was part of the Asian games in 2010 and 2014 but the game’s money spinner India did not send teams.advertisement”Its another event. The international calendar is already crowded and that is why some of the full member countries in particular find it difficult to schedule the event in their calendars. It’s definitely a factor that has to be taken into consideration,” Richardson added.The biggest casualty in this power struggle is the ICC’s globalisation program. The ICC CEO had recently spoken of efforts to include cricket for Olympics 2024. “Its certainly not the only way. But we certainly think getting cricket in these multi-nation games is a way of taking the game to nations who were perhaps not interested prior to that,” he said.last_img read more

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The UAE Super Cup | Date, time, channels and numbers

first_imgAl Jazira v Al Wahda The UAE Super Cup | Date, time, channels and numbers Mohammed Fayad 01:20 1/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Al Jazira v Al Wahda Arabian Gulf League Al Jazira v Al Wahda Al Jazira Al Wahda Super Cup GOAL presents to you all you need to know about the UAE Super Cup The Baniyas Stadium opens its doors to the Abu Dhabi Derby between Al Jazira and Al Wahda for the UAE Arabian Gulf Super Cup on the 20th of January 2018, at 20:00. The game was supposed to be played in Egypt on the 4th of January, but the UAE national team’s qualification to the Gulf Cup Final postponed the game and it was decided that it will be played on UAE grounds.The Super Cup last year was played between Al Jazira and Al Ahli, with the latter winning 2-1 to win the trophy for the 4th time in their history to become the 2nd most team to win it behind Al Ain with 5 wins.Every year the Arabian Gulf Super Cup brings together the league winner and the President’s Cup Winner, with Al Jazira winning the league last year and Al Wahda winning the cup. 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 Pride of Abu Dhabi is coming away from an important win against Ittihad Kalba in the Round of 16 of the UAE President’s Cup while Al Wahda also won in the same round against Emirates 2-1.Both sides in the leagueLast season, the Spider won the league with 68 points to qualify for the AFC Champions League Group Stage while Al Wahda finished the season in 5th place with 39 points.Despite finishing in a mid-table position in the league, Al Wahda managed to defeat Al Nasr 3-0 in the final of the cup, but the real surprise came when they thrashed Al Jazira 6-0 in the quarter finals.Al Jazira v Al Wahda Arabian Gulf LeagueThis season, there have been 12 games played between both sides and their last meeting in the league was just a few weeks ago when Al Wahda defeated Al Jazira 4-2 away from home. Al Wahda then beat Dibba 3-1 in the coming week, and Al Jazira drew 1-1 with Ajman.Al Wahda are in 2nd place with 26 points, while Al Jazira are in 5th place with 17 points.Facts and numbers for the game There was only one other Super Cup which saw an Abu Dhabi Derby, when Al Wahda defeated Al Jazira on penalties (7-6) after drawing 2-2 during extra time in the 2011 version of the trophy. Al Wahda have played in the Super Cup final twice, winning it in 2010 against Emirates and in 2011 against Al Jazira. Al Jazira have never won the cup before despite playing in it 3 times, in 2011, 2012 and 2016. Al Wahda have achieved the biggest ever win in the Derby with a 6-0 win against Al Jazira this time last year in the President’s Cup. In 64 meetings between both sides, Al Wahda won 27, Al Jazira won 21, and they drew 16 times.last_img read more

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22 days agoStandard Liege coach Preud’homme: Any Arsenal result a surprise

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Standard Liege coach Preud’homme: Any Arsenal result a surpriseby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveStandard Liege coach Michel Preud’homme admits they’re rank outsiders going to Europa League opponents Arsenal.The former goalkeeper says any result would be a bonus.”Getting a result would be a surprise,” says Preud’homme. “Of course we all hope so. What the reality brings, however, we’ll only know tomorrow night. I have told my players to take advantage of this competition to give everything. With the ambition to get the most out of it. “We are going to try to play our football. Our biggest weapons? Every week, we are a team that tries to think collectively.” last_img read more

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Age just a number for Jalaj Saxena

first_imgAge just a number for Jalaj SaxenaIf records could speak, Jalaj Saxena has all the makings of a perfect all-rounder. Yet, the flipside to being a domestic phenomenon is the lack of attention he has been able to seek from the national selectors.advertisement Rohit Paniker New DelhiMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 10:03 IST Jalaj Saxena changed his domestic team from Madhya Pradesh to Kerala in the 2016-17 season – a move that has helped grow his status in the domestic circuit (PTI Photo)He is the leading wicket-taker in last five seasons of the Ranji Trophy. He is the only Indian to hit a century and take an eight-wicket innings-haul in the same match twice. He plays at an average of 500 runs per season and was instrumental to Kerela reaching the semi-finals of the domestic tournament for the first time.If records could speak, Jalaj Saxena has all the makings of a perfect all-rounder. Yet, the flipside to being a domestic phenomenon is the lack of attention he has been able to seek from the national selectors.The dejection, Saxena said, has become a part of his life. The 32-year-old changed his domestic team from Madhya Pradesh to Kerala in the 2016-17 season – a move that has helped grow his status in the domestic circuit. His exploits in Ranji also earned a contract with Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.”We had a very good season. I believe when you contribute towards the goal of the team, it feels great. And having helped Kerala reach the semis for the first time, I have a sense of happiness,” Saxena told Mail Today.”I was performing well for MP. I felt, if I get into a smaller team and help them reach to a big stage, my efforts will get recognised. Being a professional, if you have a responsibility and a team believes in you, your performance comes out better. With Kerala, I used to bowl 30 overs and then come out to bat as an opener. That has given me a platform to showcase my talent,” he added.advertisementIn addition to his strict strength and dietary regime, yoga has played a crucial role in Saxena’s top fitness levels. At 32, Delhi’s new recruit always finds a way to keep himself ready for his dream India call-up.”I still have a dream to play for India. Age is just a number and fitness is an important aspect of my life. Yoga has helped me a lot, my father is a trainer as well. Professionally, it has helped my keep calm during tough times while helping me improve concentration and flexibility.”The IPL 2019 comes a golden opportunity for Saxena to bring out his A game and the all-rounder has set his sights on being the best on the field.”I am pretty serious about the opportunity. I want to do my best for the Capitals in whatever capacity the team wants. In this era, being an all-rounder gives me a brighter chance at playing regularly at the top level,” he concluded.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 Jalaj SaxenaFollow India national cricket teamFollow Ranji TrophyFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

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Almost Empty Youth Centre to Close

first_imgThe province will work closely with local governments andbusiness organizations in southwestern Nova Scotia to promoteeconomic development, as it prepares for closure of the ShelburneYouth Centre on April 1. The announcement was made today, Feb. 10, by Justice MinisterMichael Baker. There are only two youths living on the modern campus that oncehoused 120 and that now has a normal capacity of 24. The facilitycosts about $2.8 million a year to operate. “With extra space available at our Nova Scotia Youth Centre inWaterville,” said Mr. Baker, “it’s the appropriate time to closeShelburne and transfer the remaining young people, to make surethey receive excellent programs in a larger group environment.Today’s announcement is all about doing the right thing for ouryouth, working with our staff to help them explore options, andworking together on future economic development opportunities.” As a result of the decline in the number of young people incustody, Shelburne was downsized to 24 beds in 2001. Since thefederal Youth Criminal Justice Act took effect in 2003, thenumber of residents has continued to drop. Under the Act, youthsunder the age of 18 who commit violent offences can be placed incustody. Non-violent offenders receive intensive supervision orother community-based sentences. Historically, about 75 per centof the young people living on-site have come from the metroHalifax region, with only two per cent from the South Shore. “When it comes to working hands-on with South Shore youth, ourintensive supervision programs provide an even greater benefitthan having a facility like Shelburne,” said Mr. Baker. “Ourprobation officers in Bridgewater and Yarmouth give directsupport to area schools by working with as many as 20 youths. Andthat support will continue. “This announcement removes any uncertainty among staff about thefuture of Shelburne,” added Mr. Baker. “I know it’s been adifficult time for them. Now, it’s time to roll up our sleevesand do our best to support the region’s economic strategy.” Mr. Baker said the province will listen closely to suggestionsand recommendations from the region. “We’re certainly open toideas,” he added. “We understand the value of attracting long-term jobs to the region.” The Shelburne Youth Centre is a former naval base that wasconverted to a juvenile training school following the SecondWorld War. The Department of Justice assumed responsibility forthe facility in 1994. Discussions will take place shortly with staff and the NovaScotia Government and General Employees’ Union to identifyoptions for staff, including continuing employment withinCorrectional Services.last_img read more

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Sexual assault case SC dismisses Tarun Tejpals plea seeking quashing of charges

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by Tehelka magazine’s founder Tarun Tejpal seeking quashing of charges framed against him in a sexual assault case filed by a former woman colleague. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra asked Goa’s lower court to complete the trial preferably within six months in the case against Tejpal. Tejpal is alleged to have sexually assaulted a former woman colleague inside the elevator of a five-star hotel in Goa in 2013. He has denied the allegations. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Tejpal was arrested on November 30, 2013, by the crime branch after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the court. He has been out on bail since May 2014. The court had on August 6 reserved its order on Tejpal’s plea. The Goa Police had claimed that there were “contemporaneous” WhatsApp messages and e-mails which showed that the Tehelka magazine founder should face trial in the case. The police, while opposing Tejpal’s plea seeking quashing of charges framed against him, had told the court that there was “ample material” warranting trial in the case. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Tejpal had moved the apex court, challenging the Bombay High Court’s December 20, 2017, order dismissing his plea seeking quashing of charges. Earlier, he had claimed that there were inconsistencies in the video recordings and the statements of the victim recorded under section 164 of CrPC before the magistrate. The trial court in Mapusa town of Goa had framed charges against Tejpal under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including alleged sexual harassment and provisions related to rape.last_img read more

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Massive movie memorabilia auction earns more than 6M

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – An auction of more than 2,000 pieces of film memorabilia including props from “Star Wars” and “Terminator” films has earned more than $6 million.Profiles in History says Friday that a Harley-Davidson ridden by Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” sold for more $480,000, while a Death Star prop used in “Return of the Jedi” sold for $240,000.Other items that sold in the “Icons & Legends of Hollywood” auction include a practice chariot used during filming of “Ben Hur,” a rifle used by Jane Fonda in “Barbarella”The chariot sold for $144,000, while a chest used to house Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber in the original “Star Wars” sold for $132,000.A spacesuit worn by Sigourney Weaver in “Alien” fetched $192,000, while the bus used in “Speed” sold for $96,000.___This story has been corrected to show the “Ben Hur” chariot sold for $144,000, not $140,000 and that a lightsaber chest, not the lightsaber.last_img read more

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Peace Country Pickleball Skills Development Clinic

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Brook Siver, IPTPA Level 2 Certified Instructor and Elya Postma, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Instructor will lead an interactive Pickleball clinic to develop skills.Beginner Clinic – Monday, July 22, 2019(limited to 16 participants)5:30 pm-7:30pmIntermediate Clinic – Monday, July 22, 2019(limited to 16 participants)7:30 pm-9:30 pm $30.00 per person, paddles and balls will be availableTo register contact; rsipe@bluenova.ca or 250-262-5801To view the FB Event; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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UN launches initiative to improve Internet access in AsiaPacific region

11 March 2008The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has launched a new database to promote the development of telecentres – community centres where people in the poorest and most remote areas, from farmers to students, gain access to computers and the Internet. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has launched a new database to promote the development of telecentres – community centres where people in the poorest and most remote areas, from farmers to students, gain access to computers and the Internet. The Telecentre Online Database, covering over 12,000 telecentres in 16 countries, seeks to support research and information exchange for those involved with these e-centres. It also provides statistical data and information on individual countries and specific projects, with information accessible by a keyword search. The project is part of a larger initiative of the UN’s five regional commissions called “Knowledge networks through ICT access points for disadvantaged communities,” which aims to empower poor and disadvantaged communities – women in particular – by converting selected e-centres into global knowledge hubs to bolster communities’ abilities to organize, share and disseminate knowledge. Meanwhile, a UN-backed meeting focusing on expanding affordable broadband access has opened in Pattaya, Thailand. The three-day meeting, organized by the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Thai Government, will also assess new regulatory measures targeted at encouraging investment and growth in information and communication technologies (ICT). “Sharing of views, experiences and best practices among regulators is the only way to address the challenges posed by today’s technological and market developments,” ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré noted. “It is only by working together that smart policies and practices can be put into place to ensure that the target of connecting the world to ICT within the next seven years can be met.” read more

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Highlevel UN forum stresses role of women in advancing global development

2 July 2010The annual high-level meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) concluded today with Member States stressing the need for greater investment in women and girls and outlining concrete steps to advance gender equality and empower women. The annual high-level meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) concluded today with Member States stressing the need for greater investment in women and girls and outlining concrete steps to advance gender equality and empower women. In a ministerial declaration adopted at the end of its week-long meeting, the 54-member Council stressed the need to invest more in women and girls, which is essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the set of eight human development and poverty eradication targets with a 2015 deadline. The Council’s action comes on the same day that the General Assembly voted unanimously to create a single UN body tasked with accelerating progress in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.The new UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women – or UN Women – will merge four of the world body’s agencies and offices: the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW).The President of ECOSOC, Hamidon Ali, welcomed the creation of UN Women, noting that gender equality and the empowerment of women remain at the very heart of the realization of the MDGs.“In that context, UN Women will reinforce our UN development agenda and help us achieve the MDGs by 2015,” he told a news conference in New York following the conclusion of the Council’s high-level segment. In today’s declaration, the Council reaffirmed “the vital role of women as agents of development,” and stressed that achieving MDG 3 on promoting gender equality and empowering women is essential to the achievement of all the Goals. Member States also emphasized, among other things, the need to strengthen the full integration of women into the formal economy, boost national and international efforts to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, and improve access to health systems for women and girls.As part of its current session, ECOSOC held a high-level panel today on “Gender and Biodiversity” at which Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro stressed that, all around the globe, women are central to preserving the incredible variety of life on Earth.And yet, too often the gender component of development is overlooked, she noted.“We need concrete targets and a new vision for conserving Earth’s biological diversity for the benefit of all,” she stated. “And that vision must encompass gender.”ECOSOC’s week-long high-level segment featured the Development Cooperation Forum, which centred on development cooperation in times of crises, the Annual Ministerial Review, which focused on gender equality and the empowerment of women, and a policy dialogue on the state of the world economy.The Council will continue its 2010 substantive session, which is scheduled to end on 23 July, with a coordination segment, an operational activities segment, a humanitarian affairs segment, and a general segment. read more

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Florida diocese investigating exhead of Rhode Island school

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An Episcopal diocese in Florida says it is investigating a former headmaster at the elite Rhode Island boarding school St. George’s, which is at the centre of an abuse scandal.The Rev. George E. Andrews is accused of failing to report sexual abuse by a teacher to authorities when he led the school in the 1980s. He now runs a consulting firm that places chaplains at Episcopal and other schools. His son-in-law is the Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, and his daughter sits on the St. George’s board.The Diocese of Southeast Florida opened an investigation into Andrews earlier this year after news broke that dozens of students had been abused at the $58,000-per-year school in Middletown. The church investigation was put on hold while police and independent investigator Martin Murphy looked into St. George’s, according to Bishop Peter Eaton of the Diocese of Southeast Florida.Police brought no charges, but last week the independent investigator released a 390-page report that detailed decades of abuse by multiple teachers, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s.According to the report, Andrews, headmaster from 1984 to 1988, fired a choirmaster for inappropriate sexual contact with a student. The investigator found that Andrews, on the advice of a school lawyer, never reported the abuse to authorities. It also concluded that under Rhode Island’s reporting laws, his inaction didn’t appear to break the law.However, the investigation found Andrews was apparently aware that the dean of students provided a positive job recommendation for the choirmaster to another school. When Andrews announced the choirmaster’s departure, he told the school the man had quit and that “we will feel his separation deeply.” Andrews told investigators that looking at the remarks today made him ill to his stomach.Eaton told The Associated Press in an email that the diocese was carefully reviewing the independent report. He wouldn’t comment further until the completion of the church investigation and said he could not provide a date for when it would be complete.Andrews’ lawyer, Michael J. Connolly, said his client relied on lawyers’ advice, did not authorize any positive job reference and was unaware of the scale of the abuse. More than a dozen former students told the independent investigator the choirmaster abused them.“Does he regret what happened? Does he wish he had done more? Of course he does. He is sickened by what he read in that report,” Connolly said. “Clearly, not enough was done, but most of the information in the Murphy report was not known to Rev. Andrews or his staff.”Eric MacLeish, who represents dozens of people abused at St. George’s, said Andrews didn’t do enough.“This man is an Episcopal minister. You’ve got to do more, and more didn’t happen,” he said. “Maybe somebody got hurt because of this.”Some of the abuse victims would like to meet with Andrews and others to engage in a process of “truth and reconciliation,” MacLeish said.Andrews’ lawyer said Andrews would be happy to meet with victims. Florida diocese investigating ex-head of Rhode Island school FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2016, file photo, buildings at St. George’s School sit on a hill in Middletown, R.I. A report issued Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, said that at least one in five girls who attended the elite Rhode Island boarding school in the 1970s was sexually abused by the same athletic trainer. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) by Michelle R. Smith, The Associated Press Posted Sep 7, 2016 12:28 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Surpêche quand Google Earth aide à détecter les engins de pêche non

first_imgSurpêche : quand Google Earth aide à détecter les engins de pêche non déclarésUne étude canadienne montre que les images satellitaires – comme celles de Google Earth montrant les côtes du Golfe Persique – peuvent permettre de mieux contrôler la présence d’importants dispositifs de pêche en mer, et donc de mieux évaluer les prises réelles, pas toujours déclarées par les pêcheurs. Après avoir permis plusieurs découvertes archéologiques, Google Earth pourrait-il aider à lutter contre la surpêche ? C’est ce que révèle une étude tout juste publiée dans la revue Journal of Marine Science. Selon ces travaux, c’est pas moins de 6 fois plus de poisson qui serait capturé dans certaines régions du monde comparé à ce qui a été déclaré à l’organisme de gestion de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation des Nations Unies. Pour en arriver là, les scientifiques de l’Université de Colombie Britannique, auteurs de l’étude, ont utilisé l’imagerie satellite de Google Earth pour recenser certains engins de pêche côtière et, à partir de là, évaluer le volume réel des prises. Ainsi, sur des photos prises en 2005 au-dessus du golfe Persique, ils ont repéré 1 900 ‘nasses’ de parfois plus de 100 mètres de longueur. Ces pièges semi-permanents tirent parti des différences de marée pour pêcher une grande variété d’espèces marines. De quoi prendre environ 31.000 tonnes de poisson, alors que les 7 pays de cette région, cette année-là, n’en ont déclaré que 5.260 tonnes à l’ONU. La même année, l’Iran, l’Arabie Saoudite et le Qatar n’ont déclaré aucune prise utilisant des nasses. Pourtant, les chercheurs en ont bel et bien observé, en particulier en Iran où 728 pièges ont été dénombrés, ce qui pourrait correspondre à une prise totale de 12.000 tonnes de poissons. Mieux protéger les océans grâce à la technologie “Cette technique de pêche ancienne existe depuis des milliers d’années. Mais nous n’étions pas en mesure de vraiment comprendre son impact sur nos ressources marines avant maintenant, [ce que nous pouvons faire aujourd’hui] avec l’aide de la technologie moderne”, explique Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak, travaillant sur le projet Sea Around Us de l’Université de Colombie Britannique et auteur principal de l’étude.”Maintes et maintes fois, nous avons constaté que, [dans] les données mondiales concernant les captures […], ‘le compte n’y était pas’”, affirme Daniel Pauly, directeur du projet Sea Around Us et co-auteur de l’étude.A l’heure où la situation des populations marines inquiète, cette découverte pourrait être d’une importance cruciale.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? “Comme les pays ne fournissent pas d’informations fiables sur les captures de leurs pêcheries, nous devons élargir notre réflexion et envisager d’autres sources d’informations et de nouvelles technologies pour nous dire ce qui se passe dans nos océans”, conclut-il. (crédits photo : 2013 Digital Globe) Le 29 novembre 2013 à 10:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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What the Hell is Going on With the Flash Movie

first_imgStay on target The DC Films are and have been wracked with problems. In terms of upcoming projects, few are more worrying than The Flash, which has gone through multiple directors and doesn’t even have a potential release date.Now it’s reported the script is getting a page-one rewrite, meaning that it’s getting almost entirely redone.Joby Harold, whose resume only has a few big-budget credits, including the upcoming Guy Ritchie, flick King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, has been tasked with doing the rewrite.Additionally, the film has already gone through two directors: Seth Grahame-Smith–most known for writing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies–and Rick Famuyiwa, who directed the 2015 indie hit Dope. Famuyiwa left the project in October over creative differences.Both the directors did drafts. Grahame-Smith wrote the original script and was attached to make his directorial debut with The Flash before departing, and Famuyiwa did a rewrite when he was brought on. He said he was excited to work on the project and bring his “voice, humor, and heart” to it. However, it’s been said Warner Bros. didn’t like the script or story, which supposedly had more edge.Warner Bros. executives are working on the new script while Ezra Miller, who’s going to star as Barry Allen, films Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2. They’re taking their time finding a replacement director.The only thing that has been consistent about The Flash has been the actors. Miller, who made cameos in Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is set to star as the scarlet speedster in Justice League. Famuyiwa brought on Kiersey Clemons to play Iris West and Billy Crudup to play Barry’s father, and those two actors are still attached.There was also the rumor Flash was going to be facing off against the Rogues, but with Famuyiwa gone, this’ll probably change.This isn’t the first time Warner Bros. has looked like they don’t know what they’re doing in regards to the DCEU. Both Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were grim messes with terrible scripts (or at least according to the ones we saw on the screen). The studio is jumping ahead with a ton of new additions to the universe–including Harley Quinn spin-off Gotham City Sirens–before getting a handle on what their franchise will look like. Seeing the studio scramble with The Flash doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence that it’s learned from its mistakes. Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis last_img read more

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San Diego to Build Charging Stations for 3,000 Electric Buses, Trucks

first_img San Diego Gas and Electric is getting ready for the next wave of vehicle electrification in California. The company is getting ready to build a massive charging network to support heavy-duty vehicles.The California Public Utilities Commission recently gave SDG&E the green light to deploy the infrastructure necessary to electrify at least 3,000 buses, trucks, and forklifts. It’s a major undertaking that SDG&E believes will take five years to complete.California already has good deal of EV infrastructure in place, but the vast majority of it is tailored to small passenger vehicles. It won’t be able to cope with demands from the electric delivery trucks, garbage trucks, transit buses, school buses, and other heavy-duty EVs that manufacturers are now shipping.AdChoices广告We’re excited to announce our major program to help electrify large vehicles and industrial equipment has been approved by the California Public Utilities Commision! Learn more: https://t.co/Y6G2pAcBtA #cleantransportation pic.twitter.com/oqgIN3uxUk— SDG&E (@SDGE) August 15, 2019With this new infrastructure in place, SDG&E hopes to help make a big dent in greenhouse gas emissions. In San Diego and southern Orange County there are currently more than 100,000 fossil fuel-burning commercial vehicles like the EVs SDG&E is prepping for. They produce a large chunk of all vehicle emissions — which account for more than 40 percent of California’s total GHGs.Big vehicles have equally big batteries on board, and SDG&E wants to seize on the opportunity that presents. They anticipate using this heavy equipment as rolling energy storage that can take on charge when the supply is high (think bright, sunny days that are maxing out solar arrays) and share it with the grid when needed.That supply, incidentally, is among the cleanest you’ll find in the U.S. According to SDG&E, generates 45 percent of the power it supplies to its customers from renewable sources.In addition to building a charging network that’s beefy enough to handle a steady flow of commercial vehicles, SDG&E is introducing a new rate plan for businesses. It’s intended to give them a little added incentive to make the switch to EVs.Watch: Walmart Sues Tesla’s SolarCity as Solar Panels Cause FiresMore on Geek.com:Hyundai Launches First Car With a Solar RoofWatch: Electric Ford F-150 Prototype Tows Over a Million PoundsAdditive Breakthrough Makes EV Batteries Suck Less in the Cold Stay on target World’s Largest All-Electric Ferry Launches in DenmarkThis Monster EV Generates More Energy Than It Uses last_img read more

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Conte praised Pochettinos qualities

first_imgAntonio Conte praised Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching qualities as these two are about to face in the upcoming match – and the Italian coach defended his opponent’s inability to win a trophy with his team…Pochettino has been the Tottenham head coach for four years and he hasn’t managed to win a trophy there yet – but Conte is certain that is has nothing to say about his qualities as he is still a great manager.The former Juventus coach spoke about his upcoming opponent as he said, according to Talk Sport:“I consider Mauricio Pochettino a really good manager.”“I think that, if Tottenham grew a lot in this period, he has a lot of credit for that.”Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“We are talking about a team who, in the last period for many years now, they are competing to win the title.”“Two years ago, they were very close to winning the title when Leicester won it. Last season they tried to compete with us.”“Don’t forget that only one team can win the title.”“You start every competition with six teams, six top teams who are ready to win something during the season.”“For example, last season, Chelsea won the title, Manchester United won the Carabao Cup, and Arsenal won the FA Cup.”last_img read more

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Herrera Beutler Dingethal advance in 3rd Congressional District

first_imgIncumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, proved establishment Republicans still have sway in Southwest Washington as she garnered more votes than her two opponents, one with Tea Party leanings, in Tuesday’s primary for the 3rd Congressional District. Herrera Beutler pulled in 48.37 percent of the vote. Her Democratic challenger, Bob Dingethal, will advance to the primary with Herrera Beutler after receiving 38.76 percent of the vote. Michael Delavar, a Republican challenger who was inspired by the ousting of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a Tea Party opponent in the Virginia primary, looks to be out of the race after receiving only 12.87 percent of the vote. Herrera Beutler is campaigning for her third term in Congress. She has based her campaign on being the local congresswoman, the one who will work hardest for Southwest Washington. Herrera Beutler said she spent Tuesday at the Clark County Fair with her daughter and met several young women who told her she was doing a good job. “I was feeling encouraged” coming into the race, “but you never know,” she said. She said she was pleased with the results. “I want this job, and I’m pleased to see it seems the people want me to do this job,” she said.One of the loudest criticisms launched at the congresswoman by both her opponents was her decision to stop holding traditional town hall meetings and move toward hosting “community coffees.”last_img read more

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AMMK union secretary hacked to death by unidentified assailants in Tamil Nadu

first_imgRepresentational ImageCreative CommonsThe union secretary of TTV Dhinakaran’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) was hacked to death by some unidentified people at Manamadurai in Tamil Nadu on Sunday (May 26) morning.Saravanan, who was out for a morning walk was brutally attacked by the gang near Manamadurai-Sivaganga bypass. He tried to escape from the gang after seeing them but the criminals chased him and slashed him hard, leaving him in a pool of blood.The motive behind the killing is yet to be ascertained. However, the police have initiated an investigation over the murder of the AMMK functionary by forming a team of four to nab the culprits. The lawmakers are also probing into different angles, also they are trying to dig out his personal or political rivalries from the past.According to the initial reports, more than two people are doubted to be involved in the crime. The police have gathered possible suspects and have been questioning them to get a trail over the murder. Nearly 20 people have been detained in connection with the murder.The AMMK party leaders and workers including the party’s district secretary Umadevan has refused to accept the mortal remains of the slain leader, whose body is kept at the government hospital in Sivaganga as a mark of protest. They demanded the culprits be arrested, reports PTI.Saravanan was a resident of Pandiyan Nagar in Manamadurai and was party’s West Union Secretary. He vigorously campaigned for the AMMK candidate and former legislator Mariappan Kennedy in the recent assembly elections.last_img read more

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Breaking David Warner becomes father for third time Family blessed with a

first_imgFile photo of David WarnerMorne de Klerk/Getty ImagesCandice Warner, wife of Australian opening batsman David Warner, gave birth to their third child last night in London, England. David, who is playing for Australia in the World Cup, took to Twitter to make this delightful announcement. In his first tweet since June 1, the dashing opening batsman informed his followers that the baby was born at 10:30 PM on June 30. The name of the girl was also mentioned – Isla Rose Warner. A photo of the newly-born girl with her sisters and mother was also posted by the cricketer on Instagram. InstagramThe Warners were already parents to two girls – Ivy Mae and Indi Rae – and will now have a younger sister to give them company. TwitterThis news comes at a good time when both Warner and his team Australia are finding their best form in the ongoing World Cup. The stocky left-hander has already registered a big hundred in the tournament and is starting to resemble his old self after going through a painful period of 12 months where he was banned for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal.last_img read more

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BNP will join national polls CEC

first_imgChief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Wednesday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will take part in the next general election.”BNP officially met the election commissioner and said they will participate in the next parliamentary election,” said Nurul Huda while talking to reporters after a view exchange meeting at the deputy commissioner’s office in Tangail.BNP did not say that they will not take part in the next general election while talking before media, he said.The dialogue with different political parties is going on and the decision of deploying army in the election will be taken after the end of the dialogues as many parties have raised the issue during dialogue, he added.Replying to a question about Rohingyas refugees, the CEC said “The election commission is alert so that Rohingyas are not enlisted as voters.”last_img read more

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4 held for smuggling Pangolin scales

first_imgDarjeeling: Three persons from Sikkim and one from Bengal have been arrested by foresters of Baikanthapur Division of North Bengal for smuggling Pangolin scales to Bhutan.The foresters had received information that Pangolin scales were being smuggled to Bhutan. “From early in the morning we positioned ourselves at Rongpu on the Sikkim-Bengal border. Around 1:45 pm they arrived in a speeding vehicle. We arrested four persons and recovered 2 kg 400 gm of Pangolin skin,” said Sanjay Dutta, range officer, Belakoba Range. The four arrested include Kamal Kumar Sinha (70 years) of Yangyang, Dal Bahadur Thapa (65 years) of Gangtok, Passang Tshering Bhutia (43 years) of Yangyang and Wangsten Sherpa Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata(24 years) of Kalimpong. The vehicle has also been seized. They were charged under the Wildlife Act and produced at the Jalpaiguri Court. “During interrogation we found out that around 10 to 12 Pangolins were killed in Sikkim and the scales taken out. The scales were being taken to Bhutan,” the ranger said. The scales are sold at very high cost and used in traditional medicines in some countries like China. Pangolins are endangered animals. The role of certain transporters in Siliguri is also being probed.last_img read more

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