LATEST STORIES MOST READ Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates said he had been campaigning for decades for inclusion at the quadrennial event, which was first staged in 1951 in India and most recently last year in Indonesia.He said the invitation to the Oceania athletes is limited to sports which qualify for the 2024 Olympics through Asia, including volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball, soccer and fencing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Australia is very grateful for this opportunity … and there will be enormous interest from our Oceania neighbors,” Coates said in a statement Monday. “There’s a cap of 10,000 athletes for these games so there will need to be some decisions made along the way about which Australian men’s and women’s team will compete, but the critical thing is our place is confirmed for Hangzhou 2022 and that’s a very positive outcome for us.”Australian athletes competed at the 2002 East Asian Games in Osaka, Japan, but were not eligible for medals. Oceania athletes have also been previously invited to compete at the Asian Winter Games and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting FILE – Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. (Photo by Arief Bagus / AFP)BANGKOK (AP) — Basketball, volleyball and soccer players from Australia and other Oceania countries will be permitted to compete at the next edition of the Asian Games.The Olympic Council of Asia confirmed after its general assembly over the weekend that athletes from Oceania would be eligible to compete in some team sports in Hangzhou, China, in September 2022.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After the Typhoon Part 2 PLAY LIST 05:18After the Typhoon Part 200:50Trending Articles01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “This has been quite a journey that ultimately will benefit athletes in this region,” Coates said.The Oceania National Olympic Committees represents 17 countries across the Pacific.Members of the Asian Olympic body also re-elected Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait as their president despite his pending criminal trial in Switzerland in a case of alleged forgery in an arbitration process. He is also implicated by the U.S. Department of Justice in paying bribes to Asian soccer officials through OCA accounts.The sheikh, who denies all wrongdoing, suspended himself in November from his long-time IOC membership and presidency of the global group of national Olympic committees, known as ANOC, but continues in his OCA work. He left his FIFA positions in April 2017 amid the American allegations.“I made it clear to the NOCs that I would leave it up to them to decide whether I should stand for president,” Sheikh Ahmad said in a statement. “I am here to serve them and I was humbled by their response.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Clippers beat slumping Lakers SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Will Barcelona buy another forward to replace Neymar? Can Arsenal keep hold of Alexis Sanchez? Is Monaco about to lose three more of its star players?The likes of Philippe Coutinho, Gareth Bale are also linked with moves to Barcelona and Manchester United respectively.Europe’s transfer window closes in most countries on Thursday with a slew of high-profile and long-running sagas still to be finalized.Here’s a country-by-country look at the major talking points heading into the final hours of the window:ENGLANDAP PhotoIt has been a record-breaking transfer window in the Premier League, with clubs using money received from bumper broadcast deals to spend 1.2 billion pounds ($1.55 billion) on players so far. Many teams are still in the market, though.The future of Alexis Sanchez has been a slow-burner but is likely to be the biggest story on Thursday. Manchester City has been linked heavily with the Chile forward and reportedly made a bid of 50 million pounds ($65 million), even though he has only one year left on his Arsenal contract. City could also sign a center back, potentially Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion despite having two bids rejected already.Liverpool has refused to enter negotiations with Barcelona for playmaker Philippe Coutinho, but will the Reds maintain their “not for sale” stance? Monaco winger Thomas Lemar and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk have also been targets for Liverpool. Versatile Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to complete his move to Liverpool on Thursday.Premier League champion Chelsea wants to offload Diego Costa after the striker was told by manager Antonio Conte that he does not feature in the club’s plans. Midfielders Riyad Mahrez and Danny Drinkwater could leave Leicester after handing in transfer requests.advertisementOf the top teams, only Manchester United is likely to be quiet on Thursday.SPAINAP PhotoThe transfer window in Spain will close a day later than in most leagues, giving clubs extra time to try to make deals.Barcelona is still trying to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, despite three rejected offers, in what would be another blockbuster addition after the arrival of Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund to replace Neymar.Aside from interest in Coutinho, Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez said the club may still sign yet another player before the window closes.Real Madrid is not apparently looking to sign anyone and Atletico Madrid is still banned by FIFA from registering any new players.FRANCEAP PhotoDefending champion Monaco should be careful what it wishes for. Although the club is piling up profits, it is dismantling a side that thrilled Europe by reaching the Champions League semifinals and scoring more than 150 goals.According to various reports, Kylian Mbappe is set to join Paris Saint-Germain on loan with a view to a permanent signing that would make the 18-year-old forward the second most expensive player in history at 180 million euros ($216 million).It would also make him the latest from last season’s title-winning side to leave, after attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva, left back Benjamin Mendy (both Manchester City), forward Valere Germain (Marseille), and defensive midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (Chelsea).It may not end there as skillful left-sided midfielder Thomas Lemar is courting wide interest, with Liverpool reportedly bidding about 80 million euros ($95 million) for the France international, and PSG is eager to sign defensive midfielder Fabinho as a long-term replacement for the aging Thiago Motta.If Lemar and Fabinho are sold, it would push the figure of Monaco’s export sales to nearly half a billion euros ($600 million).ITALYAP PhotoIt looks like being a quiet final day of the transfer window in Italy once again, with most of the business already done by the major clubs.AC Milan has been the biggest mover, with its new owners spending more than 200 million euros ($234 million) on players such as Leonardo Bonucci, Nikola Kalinic, Andre Silva, Ricardo Rodriguez, Franck Kessie, Andrea Conti, Hakan Calhanoglu, Lucas Biglia and Mateo Musacchio.Defending champion Juventus has brought in Douglas Costa, Mattia De Sciglio, Wojciech Szczesny, Federico Bernardeschi and Blaise Matuidi and could complete a deal for Schalke defender Benedikt Hoewedes.Inter is also hoping to sign another defender, reportedly Shkodran Mustafi from Arsenal, especially after full back Joao Cancelo injured his knee in training with Portugal on Tuesday.Roma is unlikely to make any more significant changes after signing Patrik Schick from Sampdoria on Tuesday, and neither is Napoli.GERMANYReuters PhotoBorussia Dortmund began spending the windfall earned from Ousmane Dembele’s move to Barcelona for potentially 147 million euros ($173 million) by signing Ukraine forward Andrey Yarmolenko and right back Jeremy Toljan this week. The club still has plenty more money to spend, however.advertisementBiggest deals of the summer so far are:Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain (198 million pounds)Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona (135.5 million pounds — including bonus)Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United (75 million pounds)Alvaro Morata to Chelsea (70 million pounds)Alexandre Lacazette to Manchester City (52 million pounds)Top loan/free deals:James Rodriguez (Real Madrid to Bayern Munich)Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United)Pepe (Besiktas)Benedikt Howedes (Schalke 04 to Juventus)Grzegorz Krychowiak (PSG to West Brom)Top players who linked with a move on Deadline Day:Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool to Barcelona)Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal to Manchester City/Manchester United/PSG)Gareth Bale (Real Madrid to Manchester United)Kylian Mbappe (AS Monaco to PSG)Thomas Lemar (Monaco to Liverpool/Barcelona/Manchester United/Arsenal)(With AP inputs)
The national championship race is down to two.Top-ranked Clemson and No. 2 Alabama will face off in the desert after dominating wins in the national semifinals Dec. 31.The Tigers romped in the second half for a 37-17 win over No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, while the Crimson Tide rolled Michigan State 38-0 in the Cotton Bowl.The Jan. 11 title game in Glendale, Arizona, matches a high-scoring offense led by Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson against Nick Saban’s latest dominating defense at Alabama, which limited the Big Ten champion Spartans to 239 yards.There’s another story line to the title game. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is an Alabama alumnus who played on the Tide’s 1992 national championship team.Now, he’s going against the greatest coach of this generation. Saban has won three national titles in the last six years at Alabama, to go along with a BCS title at LSU.Clemson and Alabama will be playing for the first time since 2008, when Alabama won 34-10 in a game that signaled the Tide’s return to national prominence under Saban.That was also a pivotal year for the Tigers. Embattled coach Tommy Bowden resigned after six games, and Swinney — who was in charge of receivers — took over as the head coach. Serving at first on an interim basis, he got the job permanently after leading Clemson to bowl eligibility.Now, he’s got the Tigers within one win of their first national title since 1981. “I knew that we would be here,” Swinney said. “It was just a matter of when.”Alabama is playing for another title after being upset by Ohio State in the semifinals of the inaugural College Football Playoff.Saban said his team came into this playoff with a different attitude. “Last year we sort of just participated in the game,” he said. “This year, we really wanted to make a statement and do something special.”(PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shares
IAR Systems and Andes have formed a partnership in order to deliver powerful development tools for Andes’ RISC-V-based solutions. IAR Systems provides the C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench. The toolchain offers leading code performance for size and speed, as well as extensive debug functionality with a fully integrated debugger with simulator and hardware debugging support. Since 1983, IAR Systems’ solutions have ensured quality, reliability and efficiency in the development of over one million embedded applications. The strong technology offering is accompanied by IAR Systems’ renowned technical support and services.Andes Technology develops high-performance, low-power processors and their associated SoC platforms, and they have created a rich series of 32-bit embedded CPU core families with a record of more than 2.5 billion accumulated units of Andes-Embedded SoC shipped globally by end of 2017. Andes provides the RISC-V cores, AndesCore N25(F)/NX25(F) and A25/AX25, with AndeStar V5 instruction extension and leading Andes Custom Extension instruction customization capabilities. The AndesCore families are being used for a wide range of smart emerging applications including satellite navigation, high-precision sensor fusion, advanced smart meters, smart wireless communication, networking, voice processing, ADAS, storage, and machine/deep learning. To further boost the performance in the target applications, and to ensure code density, Andes and IAR Systems collaborate to support the cores in IAR Embedded Workbench.Support for Andes cores will be provided in IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V. The toolchain is currently under development and the first version will be available in mid-2019.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Logic Technology enriches GUI development with Crank Storyboard SuiteNext IBASE: EN50155-TX-certified and IP67-rated railway computer system
Infinix has launched the Infinix Note 5 in India today for a starting price of Rs 9,999. The Note 5 is the successor to the Note 4, which was launched in India in August last year and was also one of the first products from the company to hit the Indian market. For the Infinix Note 5, the company has partnered with Google to power the phone with Android One, meaning the users will get timely security updates. With the Infinix Note 5, the company is looking to take on the likes of Honor 9 Lite and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.The Note 5 sports a 5.99-inch FHD+ display paired with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and screen to body ratio is 85 per cent. Compared to the Infinix Note 4, the newly launched Note 5 is lighter in weight. The Note 5’s weight has been reduced by 20 grams compared to the predecessor. As far as the design is concerned, the Infinix Note 5 comes with a premium glass finish design with tapered edges. Infinix claims that the Note 5 is a compact phone and can be operated easily in one hand.The Infinix Note 5 is backed by a 4500mAh battery and comes packed with AI power management. The company claims that the Infinix Note 5 can last for 3 days in just a single charge. The company further claims that the Note 5 can deliver one full day battery life in just 30 min of charge. The Infinix Note 5 is said to deliver 1300hrs of standby time, 38hours of talk time, 152hours MP3 playback time, 16hours of video play time, and 10 hours of gaming backup. The smartphone comes with fast charger support and is paired with 18W Xcharge.advertisementOn the camera front, the Infinix Note 5 comes with a 12-megapixel sensor on the rear paired with dual LED flash. The back camera of the Note 5 comes with ASD mode, Portrait mode with AI-based segmentation, and Auto scene detection – automatically adjusts the light, brightness, and contrast. On the front panel, the smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel AI selfie camera paired with AI bokeh selfie and AI beauty mode. Infinix claims that both the front and the rear camera is capable of capturing clear and detailed pictures in low-light situations.The Infinix Note 5 is powered by Helio P23 processor based on 16nm FinFET technology and also comes packed with Dual SIM and Dual VoLTE support as well. On the software front, the Infinix Note 5 runs Android Oreo 8.1 OS. As already mentioned, the smartphone comes with Google’s Android One program, meaning the Infinix Note 5 will get timely software updates. In addition, the Infinix Note 5 sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which the company claims is capable of unlocking the phone in 0.2 seconds.The Note 5 comes in two variants – the base model comes with 3GB RAM/ 32GB of internal storage with a price tag of Rs 9,999, while the top-end model with 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage has been priced at Rs 11,999. The Infinix Note 5 will be available in three colours — black blue and grey. The smartphone will go on sale in India starting August 31, exclusively on Flipkart.
The LG Stylo 5 has been in news for quite some time now. In the past, we have seen reports and leaks giving us a glimpse of the features that the LG Stylo 4 successor could feature. And now, after weeks of speculations, LG has finally launched the device, the LG Stylo 5 that is.But there is a catch. You need to be in the US to be able to buy this phone. However, if you are living in the States, you can get your hands on either the platinum gray or the blonde rose colour variant of the LG Stylo 5 from Cricket Wireless for just $229.99 (Rs 15,900 approx).In terms of the design, the newly launched LG Stylo 5 looks quite similar to the LG Stylo 4 – something that image leaks in the past have hinted to. The phone comes with a 6.2-inch full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1,080×2160 pixels. It sports thick bezels on the top, which houses the front camera, and bottom and thin bezels on the sides. It also has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that is common feature in LG smartphones.The LG Stylo 4 successor is powered by an octa-core processor. LG hasn’t specified if it is using a MediaTek processor or a Qualcomm processor, but we do know that the processor is coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. In terms of the camera, the newly launched smartphone features a single camera both, in the front and at the back. At the back, the LG Stylo 5 sports a 13MP camera and in the front, the phone comes with a 5MP camera, which as I mentioned before, is placed inside the thick bezels on the top.advertisementThe phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie with LG’s user interface on top and it is backed up a 3,500mAh battery. The LG Stylo 5, as goes the name, comes with a stylus and a host of stylus-centric features such as Screen-off Memo that allows you to take notes even when your screen is off, Pop Lens and Draw Chat.The phone is available for sale in the US. However, if you are wondering when you will be able to get your hands on the device in India, then there is no word from the company yet.ALSO READ: | LG Stylo 5 image renders leaked ahead of launchALSO READ: | LG Stylo 5 image leaked online ahead of launchALSO READ: | 10.or G2 with 5000mAh battery, 15W fast charging announced, to launch during Amazon Prime Day 2019
Mexico Mexico national team predictions for 2018 Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author Last updated 1 year ago 07:35 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Mexico World Cup There’s no crystal ball, but Goal makes a few bold statements – or at least educated guesses – about what El Tri will experience in the new year
Nepal’s Sundeep Jora youngest man to hit T20 International fiftySundeep Jora, 17 years and 103 days, became the youngest batsman to score a fifty in T20 Internationals.advertisement India Today Web Desk DubaiJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 18:07 IST Sundeep Jora scored a fifty but Nepal lost the match against UAE by 21 runs (@paras77 Photo)Nepal’s Sundeep Jora became the youngest man to score a fifty in T20 Internationals. Aged 17 years and 103, days Jora scored 53 not out off 46 balls in a T20I match against UAE in Dubai. However, Jora’s heroics could not stop UAE from winning the match by 21 runs.Chasing 154, Nepal were never really in the hunt but Sundeep Jora’s knock laced with three boundaries and one six gave the team some hope.Skipper Paras Khadka scored 25 off 25 but Nepal fell short.Nepal’s Sundeep Jora has become the youngest man to score a T20I fifty at the age of 17 years, 103 days with 53* on debut, but it wasn’t enough to stop UAE claiming a 21-run victory in the 1st T20I in Dubai.#UAEvNEP scorecard https://t.co/kds3bCLVqu pic.twitter.com/nekXry6lCFICC (@ICC) January 31, 2019This has turned out to be a great month for Nepal cricket.On January 26, Rohit Paudel, at 16 years and 146 days, scored 55 off 58 in an ODI against UAE to become the youngest half-centurion in international cricket in any format.The record was previously held by Sachin Tendulkar, who had scored 59 in a Test against Pakistan at the age of 16 years and 213 days.On January 28, Paras Khadka became the first Nepal batsman to score a hundred in international century. Thanks to his 109-ball 115, Nepal went on to win their first ever ODI series.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 Tags :Follow Sundeep JoraFollow youngest T20I fiftyFollow UAE vs NepalFollow UAEFollow Nepal
Under the Local Government and Community Development Ministry’s Acquisition of Fixed Assets Project, a total of 12 garbage trucks will be procured within the financial year. A total of $320 million will be spent by the Government in the 2019/20 fiscal year to augment the aged fleet of garbage trucks owned by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA). Story Highlights A total of $320 million will be spent by the Government in the 2019/20 fiscal year to augment the aged fleet of garbage trucks owned by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).The money has been set aside in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.Under the Local Government and Community Development Ministry’s Acquisition of Fixed Assets Project, a total of 12 garbage trucks will be procured within the financial year.The project, which runs for five years from April 2015 to March 2020, will see the acquisition of 100 garbage trucks in total, to bring the NSWMA fleet to an acceptable operational level.To date, a total of 28 garbage trucks have been purchased. The money has been set aside in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
Local Area Office: 902-563-2241 Fax: 902-563-0540 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: MacKinnons Bridge Closed for Long Weekend MacKinnons Bridge on Hillside Road in the Marion Bridge area will be closed for repairs from noon Friday, Oct. 5, until noon Tuesday, Oct. 9. Detour routes will be marked. Drivers in the area should travel with extra care. -30-
Des sites Web, comme YouTube, permettent à tout le monde de jouer à l’expert ou de faire la manchette. C’est particulièrement frustrant et cela crée de la confusion quand vous cherchez simplement des faits pour répondre à vos questions. Dernièrement, j’ai entendu des gens exprimés leurs inquiétudes à propos du syndrome de Guillain-Barré (SGB) et du syndrome anaphylactique après avoir lu sur le sujet dans Internet ou les journaux ou avoir entendu quelque chose au bulletin de nouvelles. S’il est bon que les gens se posent des questions sur le H1N1 pour pouvoir prendre des décisions éclairées, il est important d’être prudent quand il s’agit de décider quelles sources d’information sont fiables. Allez-vous croire des renseignements fournis par une source anonyme dans Internet ou des renseignements scientifiques bien documentés et appuyés par la recherche? Le présent article est technique, mais je voulais aborder le sujet de cette façon pour répondre en profondeur aux inquiétudes des gens. Il faut que la population ait des renseignements solides et fiables sur les effets néfastes possibles du vaccin contre le H1N1. Il est important de bien comprendre que les risques courus par une personne non vaccinée dépassent de loin tout risque potentiel représenté par la vaccination contre le H1N1. En premier lieu, je voudrais parler du syndrome de Guillain-Barré. Le lien entre le SGB et le vaccin contre la grippe n’a pas été prouvé à 100 p. 100. Même s’il y a un lien, le risque d’avoir le SGB après avoir reçu le vaccin contre la grippe représente, tout au plus, un cas additionnel de SGB par million de doses administrées. Le fait est que les gens sont beaucoup plus à risque d’avoir le SGB après avoir eu la grippe qu’après avoir reçu le vaccin. Le syndrome de Guillain-Barré est un trouble neurologique qui cause des sensations d’engourdissement ou de picotement dans les orteils et les doigts. Ces symptômes peuvent s’aggraver pendant plusieurs jours et aller jusqu’à une faiblesse dans les bras set les jambes. Chez certaines personnes, le syndrome peut aller jusqu’à la paralysie des bras et des jambes. Grâce à un traitement, la plupart des patients se remettent complètement du SGB. Le SGB est en réalisé très fréquent. Il peut être causé par la campylobactérie, souvent la cause de maladies d’origine alimentaire, et par certaines chirurgies. De plus, les virus respiratoires, notamment ceux de la grippe, peuvent aussi provoquer le SGB. Chaque année, de 600 à 700 nouveaux cas de SGB sont diagnostiqués au Canada, soit de 12 à 14 cas par semaine. La Nouvelle-Écosse compte environ 30 nouveaux cas par année. Je sais aussi que les gens ont des questions à propos du syndrome anaphylactique. Le syndrome anaphylactique est une réaction allergique grave à divers médicament ou produits alimentaires. Il n’est pas unique aux vaccins. La réaction survient rapidement et peut être traitée avec succès si elle est détectée tôt. C’est la raison pour laquelle nous demandons aux gens de rester dans la clinique pendant 15 minutes après avoir reçu le vaccin au cas où ils auraient une réaction allergique. Le personnel infirmier de la santé publique et les autres personnes qui administrent des vaccins ont la formation nécessaire pour évaluer et traiter les cas potentiels de réaction anaphylactique. La sûreté du vaccin est une priorité essentielle de tous les programmes de vaccination. Lors de la planification de la campagne de vaccination contre le H1N1, le système de surveillance en place pour les réactions néfastes après la vaccination a été renforcé partout au pays. Si une réaction inhabituelle ou grave pouvant avoir un lien avec le H1N1 est rapportée à la Santé publique, elle fait l’objet d’une étude approfondie tant à l’échelle provinciale que nationale. Des mesures sont en place pour agir de façon appropriée et en temps opportun s’il y avait des indications que la sûreté du vaccin était mise en doute. Le vaccin contre le H1N1 est sûr. Il est efficace. Les risques d’être gravement malade ou de mourir du H1N1 sont plus grands que tout risque potentiel découlant du vaccin contre le H1N1. J’encourage tous les Néo-Écossais à se faire vacciner pour qu’ils se protègent et qu’ils protègent leurs familles. Rester au courant de la situation entourant le H1N1 vous aidera à rester en santé durant la saison de la grippe. Consultez notre site Web à www.gov.ns.ca/h1n1/fr pour des renseignements à jour sur le H1N1. Vous pouvez aussi consulter nos pages Facebook et Twitter aux adresses gov.ns.ca/facebook et twitter.com/nsgov . Pour savoir comment prendre soin d’une personne malade de la grippe, veuillez appeler Info-santé au 811. -30-
Darjeeling: The Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus in Siliguri is all set to get a makeover.State Tourism minister Goutam Deb visited the bus terminus on Tuesday. Later, while talking to media persons, Deb stated that the revamping of the bus terminus was proposed by the state Transport minister. “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked us to revamp the bus terminus. A few days ago the Principal Secretary of the Transport department was in Siliguri. The revamping of the bus terminus was discussed. A drawing and Detailed Project Report is being prepared,” said Deb. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHe stated that the company that had designed Uttar Kanya (secretariat), Biswa Bangla Krirangan and at present is revamping the Mainak Tourist Lodge in Siliguri, is drawing up the plans for the terminus. “We will have an administrative block of around 15,000 sq ft. We will have air-conditioned dormitories and family rooms. A cafeteria and takeaway food counter is also being planned,” Deb said. An additional floor will be constructed in the existing building so that the shops that are located on the front of the terminus can be relocated. “We will be spending around Rs 5 crore for the revamping. The project will be completed by October 2020,” stated the Tourism minister. Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus located in Siliguri is the biggest bus terminus in North Bengal. State transports as well as private buses ply from the terminus regularly.
APTN National NewsThe Peepeekisis First Nation in Saskatchewan is rejecting the federal government’s demand for more say in how band money is spent.This could have serious repercussions according to residents there.APTN’s Chris Stewart has the story.
Highlights at the close Thursday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,264.64, up 19.93 pointsDow — 21,611.78, down 28.97 pointsS&P 500– 2,473.45, down 0.38 of a pointNasdaq — 6,390.00, up 4.96 points (record high)Currencies:Cdn — 79.46 cents US, up 0.06 of a centPound — C$1.6325, down 0.86 of a centEuro — C$1.4604, up 0.92 of a centEuro — US$1.1604, up 0.82 of a centOil futures:US$46.92, down 40 cents(September contract)Gold futures:US$1,245.50 per oz., up $3.50(August contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:$21.382 per oz., up 1.6 cents$687.43 per kg., up 51 cents
United Nations Member States showed “strong resolve” during a just-concluded weeklong session on drafting a comprehensive Convention on Terrorism, the Chairman of the committee convening the meetings said today, as he urged countries to continue with their efforts to reach consensus.In his speech wrapping up the discussions, the Ad Hoc Committee Chairman, Ambassador Rohan Pereira of Sri Lanka, said that while “complex issues remain to be solved,” he had full faith in the ability of delegations to reach a compromise and that it was “essential” to maintain dialogue.“I was particularly encouraged by the strong resolve shown by all delegations to continue the negotiation process with a view to finalizing the text of the draft convention,” the Chairman said.“Certain innovative approaches were suggested during the week and it is clear that further consultations among delegations are necessary to determine the viability of these ideas. In light of these developments, I strongly urge delegations to continue to consult among themselves.”The draft Convention contains, in its Article 2, a common, overall criminal law definition of terrorist acts and the current discussions have revolved around the main outstanding issue relating to the scope of application of the Convention, contained in draft Article 18.The Ad Hoc Committee as a negotiating framework has been around for 10 years and is widely perceived as both useful and effective, with its successes including the texts of three global counter-terrorism conventions adopted by the General Assembly, including the 2005 International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.However, despite these achievements, Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed his disappointment in December that the General Assembly’s Legal Committee had failed to reach agreement on a treaty against all forms of terrorism.Finalizing a Convention has been elusive and a major point of difference in the past has been lack of agreement on whether the activities of “armed forces” proper should be exempted from the scope of the treaty since they are governed by international humanitarian law, and whether the exemption should also cover armed resistance groups involved in struggles against colonial domination and foreign occupation.
The University of Illinois (9-16, 3-9 Big Ten) women’s basketball team handed No. 11 Ohio State (21-3, 8-3 Big Ten) its third loss of the season Thursday night. OSU junior guard Tayler Hill sank a shot with 16 seconds left to give the Buckeyes a one-point lead. But in the following possession, Illinois forward Alexis Burke hit a jump shot with no time left on the clock to defeat OSU, 66-65. The Buckeyes were down, 34-29, going into the half, but came out scoring and took a 56-46 lead with 7:48 left in the game. The Illini responded on a 10-0 run to knot the score at 56. After trading buckets, OSU senior guard Samantha Prahalis sank a three to give the Buckeyes the lead. In the next possession, the Illini missed a three before Prahalis hit a layup to give the Buckeyes a five-point cushion with 2:28 left. It wasn’t enough as the Illini scored on their next three shots to seal the victory. Hill lead OSU in scoring with her 20 points and five assists. She was followed by sophomore center Ashley Adams who tallied 18 points and eight rebounds. Prahalis had 15 points after her career high 34 points just three days prior. The Fighting Illini were lead by junior guard Adrienne Godbold and Burke, who had 15 and 16 points, respectively. OSU defeated the Illini, 96-84, on Jan. 22, but this night saw the Buckeyes only make half their shots. They were 27-54 from field goal range and 6-12 from behind the arc. In all three losses, the Buckeyes have shot 50 percent or less. The Illini were 27-61 from field goal range and 2-9 for three pointers, but they out-rebounded the Buckeyes, 37-27. The Buckeyes return home Sunday against the No. 17 Purdue Boilermakers (19-5, 9-2). Sunday’s game might decide who holds the top spot in the Big Ten conference. Tip is at 5 p.m.
Richard Durrant performs work inspired by his Paraguayan adventuresCredit:Richard Durrant Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Durrant, who is now regarded as one of the great performers of the music of guitarist composer Agustín Barrios in the world today, recalls: “As a kid I used to catch the number 26 bus every Wednesday night. It took me from where I lived on a council estate just outside Brighton to my guitar lessons in Waterloo Street, Hove. I loved that bus ride. I’d sit all alone on the upper deck, gazing out at the Sussex Downs watching the changing seasons. I made that journey for years, regular as clockwork. It was a musician’s journey, full of dreams. A scene from Paraguay todayCredit:Richard Durrant “I’ve watched politics for many years and have seen real cause for hope as 21st century technologies have brought ordinary people across the globe closer together,” Durrant ponders. But he asks: “So how could so many ordinary people return to the self interested to create something as negative as Brexit?”Despite suggestions that Theresa May could be heading for a so-called “hard Brexit”, Durrant believes international music collaborations will stand the test of time because people rely on its “positivity”.”Musicians and artists are accustomed to surviving against the odds, its what we have to do and its in our nature, so cross cultural collaborations will always exist,” he says. “I worry more about the future for the rest of us when we have so deliberately stacked the odds against ourselves. If they vote for Trump in the US at least he’ll be controlled to some degree by the senate until he’s kicked out, but for Europe there is no way back.”So instead, I celebrate the positivity of music and feel blessed to be doing what I’m doing. My optimism and energy is fuelled by the sound of my strings and the strength and generosity of my audiences.”Durrant’s latest collaboration with Ledesma, who is cultural ambassador to the UK for his nation, is the culmination of a chance phone call which would take the Sussex guitarist on the 6,300-mile journey to Paraguay. Now, with a week-long tour featuring a combination of virtuoso solos and duets drawing upon material from Paraguay and throughout South America, Durrant has achieved somewhat an international status for his work and is honoured in Paraguay for his music.“A recurring theme for me since my first journey there has been Paraguayan music. Barrios, the country’s most famous son, was my initial attraction but after three solo tours in Paraguay I had become more been immersed in the music of this beautiful part of south America. “I also remember one hot summer’s afternoon, just back from school and playing in the garden under the open kitchen window. My Mum had put my favourite Alirio Diaz record on the family radiogram and the music of Agustín Barrios was blaring out of the house.”Many years later I was living nine miles along the coast in Shoreham by Sea, with children of my own. And one of those 26 bus ride dreams had come true: I was living the life of a full time musician.”Then one day in early 2011 – whilst working on a collection of recordings of music by Barrios and resisting the urge to head out to sea with a fishing rod – the phone rang. It was a man with a strong South American accent: ‘Would you consider travelling to Paraguay to play some concerts and launch your new album?’.”I smiled. ‘OK’, I said. But there remained one important question: what to call the album? The answer was easy: The Number 26 Bus to Paraguay.” When Richard Durrant saw the news that Britain had voted to leave the European Union, he immediately feared what it would mean for musicians like him who had made their careers on the back of their international travels.As the guitarist embarks on his UK tour with Paraguayan harpist Ismael Ledesma this week, Durrant cannot help but wonder what Brexit will mean for international collaborations in the world of music. Musicians and artists are accustomed to surviving against the odds, its what we have to do and its in our nature, so cross cultural collaborations will always existRichard Durrant Paraguayan guitarist composer Agustín Barrios Ismael Ledesma, one of Paraguay’s most acclaimed harpistsCredit:Ismael Ledesma “Ismael and I have dedicated our working lives to music and to our instruments. With that lifetime of concentrating on tiny finger movements and incredible sonic detail there is much that is purely intuitive between us and the outcome is both fascinating and unexpected. Paraguay is a small, landlocked, heart shaped country in the very centre of the southern cone of South America and this is our point of connection – la música del corazón! “Ismael plays a Paraguayan harp, but it’s a harp that is European in origin and the instrument appears throughout south America. So the strongest aspects of Ismael’s playing are Paraguayan, but some are pan south American and some are purely original. I speak some of the language of Paraguayan music and I can hear the layers of the colonial as well as the Paraguayan/Guarani so beloved by Barrios himself.”Paraguay will be at the centre of what we play, but my guitar playing has to feel free and unconstrained and for me therein lies true authenticity.”Richard Durrant and Ismael Ledesma will be performing from October 11-16 at various locations. For full tour details see richarddurrant.com. The Number 26 Bus to ParaguayCredit:Richard Durrant
Windows HTPC enthusiasts were up in arms when Microsoft revealed that Media Center was being stripped from Windows 8. It wasn’t totally gone, but instead relegated to the Windows 8 Pro Pack — an add-on that users would need to purchase for $69.99 that also includes missing bits like DVD and Blu-ray codecs.But if you’re jumping on the Windows 8 train early, Microsoft has a special deal for you. If you purchase a copy of Windows 8 Professional, you’ll be able to download a copy of the Media Center Pack for free. If you want to install on top of Windows 8, however, you’ll need to purchase the full Pro Pack. You’ll get more than just Media Center, however. Microsoft says you’ll also receive all the Pro functionality after you reboot, too — which would include access to encryption features, the ability to join domains, booting from VHD images, and the ability to sideload Windows Store apps.Like the discounted upgrade offers Microsoft previously announced, this one is set to expire on January 31, 2013.So those of you who are willing to make the move within the next three months can snag Windows 8 Pro and Media Center functionality for a grand total of $39.99. If you’re buying a new PC, you should be able to get in on the upgrade action, too. As long as you’ve completed the activation process on your system you shouldn’t have any issues — all you need to do is fill in your email address, the captcha code, and wait patiently for your Windows 8 Media Center license to appear in your inbox.More at Microsoft
Austrian National Council President Barbara Prammer cancelled the performance of the song trilogy ‘Mauthausen’ by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis from the commemoration of the 66th anniversary since the liberation of the Mauthausen extermination camp, on the grounds that the now octagenarian composer has made “repeated anti-Semitic statements in past years”. The song cycle was one of the composer’s influential ‘meta-symphonic’ compositions of the mid-60s and set to music the works of Greek writer Iakovos Kampanellis, a personal friend of Theodorakis, in which the poet recounted his own experiences as a survivor of Mauthausen. The memorial service, which has been held at the Austrian Parliament each year on May 5 since 1997, took place on Thursday in the presence of the Austrian President Heinz Fisher. Memorial services are also scheduled to take place next Sunday at the site of the former concentration camp, where 122,000 people were killed by Nazi authorities, including 3,700 Greeks. Prammer will head the Austrian delegation at these events, which include dozens of delegations from other European countries whose citizens were victims of the camp. These will include a delegation from Greece, which plans to lay wreaths and present Theodorakis’ ‘Mauthausen’ performed by the Vienna musical group called ‘The Greeks’. The composer, accompanied at the time by Kampanellis, had first performed ‘Mauthausen’ at the site of the former concentration camp in 1988 in a historic concert featuring Maria Farantouri and attended by the then Austrian chancellor Franz Vranitzky. Source: Athens News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram