2 CRPF jawans injured in blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh

first_imgTwo Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were on Friday injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals at a forest in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.The incident took place this morning when a team of CRPF’s second battalion was out on an anti-Maoist operation in a forest area under Kerlapal police station limits, Deputy Inspector General (Dantewada range) Sundarraj P. said.While they were cordoning-off a forested patch near Pariya village, the Naxals triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in which two CRPF jawans suffered injuries, he said.Reinforcements were rushed to the spot soon after, he said.The injured jawans were admitted in a local hospital in Sukma. They were stated to be out of danger, the DIG said.Meanwhile, a combing operation was underway in the region, he said.On April 24, as many as 25 CRPF personnel were killed and seven others injured when Naxals attacked a patrol party of the paramilitary troops while they were ensuring security to road construction work near Burkapal village in Sukma district.last_img read more

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SPORT-PARALYMPIANS 3 LAST

first_img(REOPENS SPB 8) (REOPENS SPB 8) The Rio Paralympics champion athletes were also presented smartphones and laptops from Smartron along with free lifetime healthcare support at Aster DM Healthcare facilities in India as part of their felicitation. PTI PM PMlast_img

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ICC Champions Trophy: Mashrafe Mortaza says Bangladesh missed big opportunity against India

first_imgBangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said this year’s ICC Champions Trophy was a learning curve for the youngsters in the team. According to him, the Champions Trophy experience will help Bangladesh prepare well for the 2019 World Cup. Bangladesh returned home on Saturday morning landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.Reflecting on Bangladesh’s performance at the Champions Trophy, Mortaza said the Tigers had a good chance against India in the semi-final”We got up in the semi-final, we really liked it. We got a big chance, it was disappointing for us to miss it. It’s a big thing for us to get into the semi-finals but we missed out on a big opportunity,” Mortaza told reporters.”There will be a lot more opportunities later, which we will be able to use in the future. “If we could do our job, maybe we could get success but the day did not favor us,” he further said.Bangladesh reached the semi-final for the first time at the Champions Trophy. The Mortza-led side suffered a humiliating nine-wicket defeat against India in the semi-finals.last_img read more

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Tom Westley to make England debut in third Test against South Africa

first_imgEssex batsman Tom Westley will make his international debut for England in next week’s third test against South Africa, replacing injured Garry Ballance at number three in the 13-man squad.Westley has enjoyed a prolific season for Essex in the County Championship, scoring 478 runs, including two centuries, at an average of 53.11.The 28-year-old right-hander also scored an unbeaten 106 for England Lions last month against a full-strength South African bowling attack.Middlesex’s middle order batsman Dawid Malan, the other new face in the squad, could also be handed a debut if England choose to play an extra batsman in the Oval test, which starts on July 27.South Africa levelled the four-match series at 1-1 on Monday, thrashing England by 340 runs on the fourth day of the Trent Bridge test.England squad: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Liam Dawson, Keaton Jennings, Dawid Malan, Toby Roland-Jones, Ben Stokes, Tom Westley, Mark Wood.last_img read more

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Dutee Chand proud of being first athlete to fight against hyperandrogenism rule

first_imgAce sprinter Dutee Chand is getting the fame and recognition after her outstanding performances in the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta and Palembang but there was a time when she was fighting against the system which kept her away from the track for over two years.Dutee’s road to glory had many pit stops. Long before she made India proud and trended on Twitter after making history in Indonesia, there were countless dark nights when she nearly bid goodbye to athletics after undergoing the pain of ‘humiliating’ gender tests.Dropped from India’s Commonwealth Games contingent in 2014 after being rendered ineligible to compete as a female athlete due to hyperandrogenism policy of the world athletics body (IAAF), the last four years of her life have not been easy for the 22-year-old Odisha athlete. She was also dropped from India’s CWG squad this year.Dutee Chand wants to rebuild her house with prize money for Asian Games medalsBut was finally allowed to race again after winning her case at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) and she made the most of this to bring glory to the nation.Mind Rocks 2018: Manika Batra, Dutee Chand request constant support from government”2014 was very tough for me, I had prepared a lot of CWG but four days before the event, I was thrown out of the team. It was very tough and then it was said that I wasn’t a girl and it felt really bad but then I fought a case with the support of my family.advertisementDutee Chand ends 16-year wait for India with silver in 200m”Then I came back to the track and got success. I struggled to come here if it would have been somebody else, either they would have left sports or life,” Dutee said at India Today’s youth summit Mind Rocks 2018.Dutee won two silver medals at the Asian Games 2018 with second place finishes in the women’s 100m and 200m finals.Dutee Chand wins silver in women’s 100m raceThe 100m medal was India’s first in the event in 20 years while the 200m silver was the first after 16 years in the event. Dutee Chand became the first female athlete from India to win a medal in the women’s 200m final at the Asian Games in 16 years (Reuters Photo)Success was followed by fame and recognition in India while the Orissa government also announced a Rs 3 crore cash reward for the athlete who became an overnight sensation after putting in years of hard work on the track.Could have done better with government support: Dutee ChandAll that Dutee wants now is for the government to constantly keep supporting athletes like herself so that nobody else has to go through the kind of hardships that she had to witness during her formative years.”I have seen Usain Bolt in front at the Olympics. He’s not a machine but runs like one. These people get a huge team along with them to take care of their body but that’s not in India, so the performance suffers. The government has come out in support so I want to go abroad and train well.”Olympics is huge and top athletes come from the world and from different countries, the body structure is also different. We are all working hard but please pray for us and keep faith in us,” Dutee went on to add. Dutee Chand won her case at CAS against hyperandrogenism policy of the IAAF in 2016 (Reuters Photo)Being the first athlete to fight a case against IAAF’s Hyperandrogenism rule and win it also makes her really proud of her achievements.”With everyone’s support I have been able to achieve all this. That is why I won such a big case. Earlier if an athlete was guilty of Hyperandrogenism he/she would have been banned for life. But I was the only girl in the whole world who fought against this rule and won the case.”Now according to rules, at least we can run 100m, 200m. We are still fighting to expand the scope of the new rule. Other athletes would have to deal with such problems,” a proud Dutee said.last_img read more

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Diego Maradona was much better than Lionel Messi, says Pele

first_imgArgentine legend Diego Maradona was a better footballer than the country’s modern-day idol Lionel Messi, according to Pele.Barcelona forward Messi — a five-time winner of the Balon d’Or, awarded to the world’s best player — is not even rated in the top three of football’s greatest players by the 78-year-old Brazilian.”As far as I’m concerned, Maradona was one of the best players ever,” Pele said on Wednesday in an interview with the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper.”If you ask me, ‘Was he better than Messi?’ Yes, he was. Much better. (Franz) Beckenbauer, (Johan) Cruyff are also better. They’re also excellent players.”Pele and Maradona have not always seen eye to eye, but Pele said the pair now enjoy a “perfect” relationship.The only man to win the World Cup three times, Pele is widely regarded as the best footballer of all time.In recent years he has suffered a series of health problems, but said he is now feeling 100 per cent.”I don’t feel any more pain, but I feel some weakness. I had some good legs and look how they are now,” the former Santos and New York Cosmos player said, Xinhua reported.Pele also revealed that he spoke to compatriot Neymar about the Paris Saint-Germain forward’s penchant going to ground when tackled.”It’s difficult to defend Neymar for all the things he does beyond playing football. I talked with him, I told him that in soccer, he’s got it. He had bad luck because the team didn’t win the World Cup and he was branded,” Pele said.advertisement”I was with him twice in Europe. We talked and I told him: ‘In soccer, God gave you a gift, but what you did is what made it difficult.”(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi under investigation in France for corruption

first_imgParis Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar’s bids to host the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday.The official told The Associated Press the preliminary charge of “active corruption” was filed against the beIN media group chairman in mid-May in a case focusing on the payment of $3.5 million to an IAAF official.The judicial official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to discuss the investigation publicly, said Al-Khelaifi is suspected of corruption “in regards with Qatar’s track and field worlds.”Al-Khelaifi, who is from Qatar, denies any wrongdoing. His lawyer, Francis Szpiner, said the payments made in 2011 were “perfectly tracked” and added his client was not involved in the money transfer.The chief executive officer of beIN, Yousef Al-Obaidly, was also handed preliminary charges of corruption, while former IAAF president Lamine Diack is suspected of “passive corruption” in the same case.BeIN media group declined to comment on the case because it said it “doesn’t relate in any way to the company.”Investigative magistrate Renaud Van Ruymbeke based his suspicion on documents showing that a company owned by a former IAAF official received two payments totaling about $3.5 million from Qatari investors before the vote for the 2017 track world championships. Qatar eventually lost to London but was later awarded the 2019 worlds. The championships will be held in Doha from Sept. 27-Oct. 6.The two payments from Oryx Qatar Sports Investments, an investment fund linked to the Qatari government, were made to Pamodzi Sports Marketing in October and November 2011, days before the vote.advertisementPamodzi was founded by one of Diack’s sons, Papa Massata Diack. A former marketing consultant at the IAAF, he has been banned for allegations of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Russian marathon runner to avoid a doping ban before the 2012 Olympics. France has issued a wanted notice for him via Interpol.In his statement, Al-Khelaifi’s lawyer said the payments made by Oryx to the IAAF’s appointed agent were transparent.”Pamodzi was mandated by Japanese company Dentsu/AMS to manage the IAAF’s marketing rights in so-called emerging countries,” he said, adding that only $300,000 was ultimately kept by Pamodzi.”Of this $3.5 million relating in particular to the television broadcasting rights and sponsoring rights for the world athletics championships which are of interest to the judge, $1.9 million was immediately transferred by Pamodzi to Dentsu/AMS, and $1.3 million to the IAAF. A total of $3.2 million was repaid by Pamodzi, which retained $0.3 million as Pamodzi’s remuneration for its contribution.”Al-Obaidly’s representatives said that Oryx, which was set up to handle the sponsorship and rights for Qatar’s bid, accepted to pay $32.5 million for the event’s commercial rights, including the $3.5 million paid to Pamodzi as a non-refundable deposit. The full amount would have been paid only if Qatar’s bid had been successful.Al-Khelaifi, who was questioned by the judge in March, is an Oryx shareholder with his brother Khalid.”Nasser Al-Khelaifi was neither a shareholder nor a director of Oryx in 2011,” his lawyer said. “He was not directly or indirectly involved in Doha’s bid to host the 2017 world athletics championships.”Al-Khelaifi is a member of the UEFA executive committee, representing European clubs, and is due to take part in the body’s meeting on Wednesday in Baku, Azerbaijan.He was selected as a club delegate, and confirmed by UEFA member federations in February, despite being the subject of a criminal proceeding for bribery in Switzerland since 2017. The Qatari television executive is suspected of bribing FIFA’s then-secretary general with use of a luxury villa in Italy to help secure 2026 and 2030 World Cup broadcasting rights in the Middle East for Doha-based beIN Sports.PSG is also under investigation by UEFA for possibly breaking financial rules.In another case, Brazilian and French authorities are trying to find out whether Lamine Diack and his son played a role in arranging alleged bribes to help Rio de Janeiro earn the hosting rights for the 2016 Olympics. Diack, who ran the IAAF from 1999-2015, has also been accused of covering up failed Russian doping tests in exchange for money.last_img read more

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Ohio State Fans Aren’t Happy With This Heisman Graphic

first_imgOhio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)On Saturday night, the Heisman Trophy will be presented to one of three incredible college quarterbacks. All three quarterbacks would likely win the Heisman in any other season given what they did on the field this year, but that’s not the case.Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins completed three of the best seasons we’ve seen in recent memory. However, all of the build-up to tonight’s ceremony has highlighted only two of the finalists.Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray are seen as the front-runners for the award and it seems everyone has forgotten about Haskins.NBC Sports released a graphic showing on Tua and Kyler vying for the Heisman. Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell – and Ohio State fans everywhere – are unhappy with that.“This is disrespectful,” Martell said on Twitter.this is disrespectful… https://t.co/3yE966lfbr— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) December 8, 2018Martell then proceeded to make the case that the Heisman should go to his teammate, rather than the other two finalists. He made a solid case.since the media doesn’t want to make a case for dwayne then i guess i have to… ??‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/L5uvJwqYU3— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) December 8, 2018The Heisman Trophy ceremony kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

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I remembered his eyes: Petra Kvitova tells court of intruder in knife attack

first_img Reuters PragueFebruary 6, 2019UPDATED: February 6, 2019 18:06 IST Petra Kvitova suffered career-threatening injuries in December 2016 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSA knife-wielding intruder attacked Petra Kvitova in December 2016Kvitova suffered severe wounds to her playing left hand, keeping her out of tennis for almost 18 months”All the fingers on my left hand had been cut, and the nerves in my thumb and index finger severed,” Kvitova saidTwo-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova told a Czech court on Tuesday how she grabbed the blade of an attacker’s knife and forced it away from her neck, leaving blood everywhere, during an attack at her home in December 2016.Kvitova suffered severe wounds to her playing left hand as she struggled with the knife-wielding intruder. She returned to professional tennis in May 2017, crowning her comeback 18 months later with her first final appearance at 2019 Australian Open.Giving testimony in the trial of a 33-year-old man charged with her assault, Kvitova said she had felt no pain when the 10-inch blade cut into her hand.To avoid direct confrontation with the suspect during the trial, Kvitova sat in a separate room at the Brno regional courthouse, giving a detailed account via microphone and camera of how the man entered her apartment and then attacked her.The man had rung her doorbell at 8:30 a.m. posing as a workman come to inspect the hot water system in the flat, the Czech news website www.idnes.cz quoted her as saying.”He asked me to turn on the hot water tap and at that moment I had a knife against my neck. I grabbed it with both hands. I held the blade with my left hand. I snatched it away, I fell on the floor and there was blood everywhere,” she said.Kvitova described how she tried to reach her mobile phone on the carpet but he pushed it away. She told him she needed to go to hospital and asked whether he wanted money.advertisement”He asked how much I had. I said ten thousand crowns ($440) and he said ‘OK’. I gave him the money, he left and I called the ambulance and then the police,” she added.Though she had felt no pain when the attacker cut her hand, Kvitova said: “When I saw the blood, I started blubbing.””All the fingers on my left hand had been cut, and the nerves in my thumb and index finger severed. Even today, the mobility is not 100 per cent. There is no sensitivity in the tips [of my thumb and index finger].”Kvitova said she had recognised her attacker in photos provided by the police.”I knew it was him the moment I saw him [in the pictures]. I remembered his eyes mainly.”The suspect faces up to 12 years in jail if convicted. He has already been sentenced to 2 and a half years in a separate case. His trial in the Kvitova case will continue with the testimony of experts.Also Watch: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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Petra Kvitova I remembered his eyes: Petra Kvitova tells court of intruder in knife attackPetra Kvitova suffered severe wounds to her playing left hand as she struggled with the knife-wielding intruder. She returned to professional tennis in May 2017, crowning her comeback 18 months later with her first final appearance at 2019 Australian Open.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Nokia 7.2, 6.2 India launch expected on September 11 as HMD sends out invites

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiSeptember 4, 2019UPDATED: September 10, 2019 17:14 IST HMD Global has sent out invites for the launch of new Nokia phones in India on September 11.HIGHLIGHTSHMD Global has announced a Nokia launch event in India on September 11.Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 are expected to launch in India next week.HMD will unveil the Nokia 6.2, Nokia 7.2 and more phones at IFA 2019 on September 5.HMD Global has sent out invites for a Nokia launch event in India on Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30pm IST. This will be a few days after HMD’s debut IFA 2019 event on September 5 where the company is expected to announce the Nokia 6.2, Nokia 7.2 and more Nokia devices including new feature phones. The invite does not mention anything about the Nokia phones being launched in India, but we expect to see the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 smartphones.Update: HMD Global has postponed the India launch event date, so you will have to wait a little longer to see the Nokia 7.2 in the country. The company says it will announce a new date soon.The Nokia event on September 11 will most likely see the launch of phones that the company unveils at IFA 2019 on Thursday, September 5. This leads us to believe that the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 will be launched in India exactly one week from now. The two devices have been rumoured about the most in recent months and are all but official by HMD. The company also dropped the price of the Nokia 8.1 recently, paving the way for the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 in the affordable mid-range segment in India.Based on what we know so far, the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 8.2 will come with 48MP triple camera setups in a circular model. They will also sport watedrop displays like the Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2. As for the pricing, we expect the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 to come with prices similar to their predecessors, which means they could fall between Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 in India.advertisementHMD Global will also launch some feature phones at IFA 2019 tomorrow, which are expected to come to India given how big the feature phone market is in the country. We will know more about HMD’s lineup of Nokia phones for IFA 2019 on Thursday, so follow this space for all the latest updates on that.ALSO READ | Nokia 8.1 price in India drops to Rs 15,999 ahead of Nokia phone launch at IFA 2019ALSO READ | Nokia 6.2, 7.2 clear case images confirm circular camera design, Google Assistant buttonGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow nokiaFollow Nokia 7.2Follow Nokia 6.2 Nokia 7.2, 6.2 India launch expected on September 11 as HMD sends out invitesSoon after their IFA 2019 debut, the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 are expected to launch in India on September 11 as HMD sends out invites for a launch event.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Message for National Heroes Day 2017 Leader of the Opposition Dr. Peter Phillips

first_img‘A GREAT HERITAGE, A GREAT LEGACY’Once again it is time for us to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our national heroes.  Collectively,their exploits and accomplishments have paved the way for Jamaica to move from plantation slavery to nationhood. The bravery and courage of Nanny of the Maroons and Sam Sharpe propelled us along the path from slavery to freedom. Paul Bogle and George William Gordon led the fight for social justice and access to land.Marcus Garvey gave Jamaicans the self-confidence to rise above their circumstances, and compete successfully with the best in the race of life.Alexander Bustamante’s deep commitment to the workers and Norman Manley’s confidence in Jamaica’s capacity for self-government charted the course from colonialism to nationhood. The journey from plantation slavery to nationhood has made us a proud visionary and ambitious people, always striving for excellence, committed to equality and social justice and caring for each other. However, we need to bear in mind that with each passing year fewer and fewer Jamaicans have any living memory of any of our heroes. It is therefore of the utmost importance that we utilize the media, the classroom and our creative artists to inform and educate our children of the great heritage and the great legacy that we have inherited.Today, as we celebrate our National Heroes; let us also pause to recognize the tremendous contributions of the thousands of our ordinary Jamaican citizens who have given and continue to give service way beyond the call of duty to keep Jamaica going. Particularly at this time, we pay tribute to the members of our security forces, who put their lives on the line battling violent criminals, often without adequate support.  We also pay respect to our teachers, health care workers, and the other public sector workers who often give of their personal time and resources, to keep the nation’s social services functioning in very difficult circumstances.  Respect is also due to the thousands of Jamaicans who give voluntary service through their citizens’ associations, neighbourhood watches or youth clubs, on behalf of their fellow citizens.These are the present day heroes, who by their collective effort remind us that the vision, hopes and aspirations of the founding heroes of our nation are still to be fully realized.  There are still too many suffering from poverty, joblessness and a lack of housing or access to land.  Too many of our children are left behind in our educational system without adequate preparation for responsible citizenship and the world of work. The Jamaica that our heroes lived worked and died for is one in which no citizen would be a squatter in the land of their birth. In that Jamaica no child would be left behind by an educational system which fails the majority of students. It would be a Jamaica in which every worker would have a fair share of the wealth they create and equal enjoyment the rights that our heroes secured for them.This Jamaica, however, can only be built by a political leadership that places the highest premium on integrity; and which is committed to the highest standards of public service while recognizing the importance of a partnership with the people they serveWe can best honour our heroes by providing this leadership in our various areas of endeavor as we rededicate ourselves to the task of building a Jamaica that offers opportunity to all its people, and where we all share and care for each other.Have a happy Heroes Day and may God bless you all and Jamaica land we love.last_img read more

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Philpott looks to bring Indigenous health delivery to new department

first_imgKristy KirkupThe Canadian PressOTTAWA – Newly minted Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says her new department will likely include the delivery of health services for First Nations and Inuit – an area previously under her watch at Health Canada.Philpott said consultations and legislation will be required for the creation of her new ministry, but she said the 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples clearly suggested a new department should handle health delivery on a gradually diminishing basis.“The royal commission structure that was recommended is fairly similar to the approach that we are taking, suggesting that all health services would be managed through a new department and a minister that was responsible for delivery of those services until such time that self-governing First Nations or other Indigenous communities were ready, willing and able to take over those areas,” Philpott said in an interview.She also said the current federal approach – dividing Indigenous health care and the delivery of other social services that drive health outcomes – is an “artificial separation”, while the new department affords an opportunity to bring this all under one roof.“Health services fits very strongly in with other social determinants like education and child care and so many other issues that will be under the portfolio,” Philpott said.“In a way, my job is a step in the process necessary in the short term in order to fix many things that are not working right and to address many injustices in terms of the level of services that are being provided, but it is not intended that the department of Indigenous Services will be around forever.”Self-determination of communities, including the ability to control health services, was the vision behind an agreement recently inked by Ottawa, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the province of Ontario, she said, noting it looks to put control and direction in the hands of the communities needing the services.NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said he is pleased to see a new federal department is being created, adding he wants to see it do business differently.“We need to dismantle the whole system and in its place, build a system that will finally meet the needs of our communities,” he said. “Our communities have to be engaged in a meaningful way to ensure that the solutions that they have are incorporated into this process. I welcome the opportunity to be involved and for our communities to be involved in that work.”Dr. Alika Lafontaine, past president of Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, said the federal government now has a blank slate to lay out a new vision.“Minister Philpott has a great a chance to impact health disparities positively, as early politicians had to completely dismantle the health systems that existed in our Indigenous communities,” he said. “This is probably the biggest opportunity that has been given to Indigenous communities in a very long time.”Philpott agrees the new ministry provides an “incredible opportunity.”“Our government needs to be listening very carefully and acting on the good advice of people who have thought about this for a very long time, that this has to be a momentous change,” she said.“I think the blank slate metaphor is a good one and one that we certainly need to keep in mind _ that this is a new future.”Northern Ontario NDP MP Charlie Angus, who is currently running to become leader of his party, said the key issue is to ensure the federal delivery of services is transformed and made more transparent for communities.“Simply moving the office doesn’t really change anything.”last_img read more

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Casella CEL unveils low cost dBadge Lite noise dosimeter capable of surviving

first_imgCasella CEL has redeveloped its popular lightweight and cable-free dBadge noise dosimeter to increase its robustness, allowing the dosimeter to be used in the harshest of environments with absolute reliability. Owing to its popularity for use in mining applications, the redeveloped dBadge now features rubber over-moulding on the case to further increase toughness, and provide protection from the water and dust prevalent in mines or similar environments.Casella has also added a new model to its noise dosimetry range, the CEL-350L dBadge Lite, which offers simple functionality at a very affordable price. The Lite measures all the same occupational noise parameters as the original dBadge except for the time history of exposure to noise levels, so is ideal for users needing straightforward noise dose results at low cost. Market Manager Tim Turney commented: “The redesign of the dBadge shows Casella CEL’s commitment to continually improving its range of high quality exposure measurement instruments. The addition of the dBadge Lite to the range ensures that cost need not be a deterrent to safety.”last_img read more

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Manitou strengthens position in Australian mining market with dealer acquisition

first_imgThe Manitou group, a world leader in all-terrain material handling, has finalised its acquisition of a majority stake (55%) in the Australian company LiftRite. Thanks to a supplementary call option, the group will hold a 96% share by 2020.A family-owned company founded in 1983 by George Hogg, Mark Manning and Ted Hirschfeld, LiftRite distributes Manitou, Gehl, Kalmar and Kobelco products for the construction and mining markets. In 2016, the company generated €12 million in sales revenue, of which Manitou Group products accounted for 65%.Michel Denis, Manitou Group President and CEO, states: “LiftRite has got a team with great expertise and excellent know-how. Through the acquisition of a stake in our historical dealer in Australia, we reinforce Manitou’s position in the mining sector while continuing to reinforce and develop all brands carried by LiftRite in all the markets served in this region.”last_img read more

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Sunshine and highs of 25 degrees this weekend

first_imgSunshine and highs of 25 degrees this weekend Yussss. 15 Comments By Órla Ryan AFTER A MIXED start to June, this weekend is set to bring some good weather, with temperatures of up to 25 degrees Celsius expected tomorrow and Sunday.Met Éireann says today will be dry in most places, but cloudy and misty in many areas this morning, with patches of drizzle, mainly along western and northern coasts.It’ll brighten up gradually, with sunny spells developing – the best of these in the midlands, east and south. However, some mist or sea fog may develop later along the south coast. Maximum temperatures will be 17 to 23 degrees, coolest in Atlantic coastal areas.Tonight will be dry in most parts, but cloudy along some west and northwest coasts, with a little patchy mist or drizzle possible. It’ll be mild and humid, with lowest temperatures dipping to 10 to 13 degrees.Tomorrow will be dry, with good sunshine in most areas, though parts of the west and northwest will be cloudier. Met Éireann says it’ll be very warm, with maximum temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees, but 16 to 18 degrees along Atlantic coasts. Winds will be mostly light to moderate southwesterly, but sea breezes will develop during the day.Mostly dry until Tuesday It’ll be dry in most areas tomorrow night with clear spells, but cloudy in the west and north, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle developing, mainly along north and northwest coasts. There’ll be patches of mist and fog also, with lowest temperatures dipping to nine to 12 Celsius, in mostly light southwesterly breezes.Sunday will be warm and dry in most areas, with sunny spells – the best of these will be in the midlands, east and south. However, there is a risk of mist and fog patches near coasts. The west and north will be cloudier, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle in coastal areas. Maximum temperatures will range from 16 to 19 degrees in the west and northwest, and 20 to 25 Celsius elsewhere.Sunday night will be mostly dry, but there will still be some light rain or drizzle in parts of the northwest and north. In near calm conditions, patches of mist and fog are likely.Mainly dry conditions will continue up to and including Tuesday, although there will be some patchy light rain or drizzle at times, mainly along western and northern coasts. It’s expected to become more unsettled from midweek onwards.Read: Gardaí identify man who was discovered unconscious in Swords apartment complexRead: Leo Varadkar to meet with DUP and Sinn Féin as Westminster rule in North looms Image: Shutterstock/Paul Michael Hughes Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3447089 Jun 16th 2017, 7:47 AM Share512 Tweet Email3 17,402 Views Image: Shutterstock/Paul Michael Hughes Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 16 Jun 2017, 7:47 AMlast_img read more

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La BBC lance son iPlayer pour iPad en Europe

first_imgLa BBC lance son iPlayer pour iPad en EuropeLa BBC vient de lancer son application iPlayer dans onze pays d’Europe de l’ouest, dont la France. Disponible en téléchargement sur l’App Store, et destinée à la tablette iPad, elle offrira des milliers d’heures de rediffusions de programmes télévisés.La BBC annonce sur son site Internet le lancement de l’application iPlayer, uniquement destinée aux iPad. Pour 6,99 euros par mois, ou 49,99 euros par an, les utilisateurs de la tablette Apple auront accès à des milliers de vidéos, via une importante sélection de programmes diffusés par le groupe britannique. Une télévision de rattrapage pour l’heure, disponible dans onze pays européens : l’Allemagne, l’Autriche, la Belgique, l’Espagne, la France, l’Irlande, l’Italie, le Luxembourg, les Pays-Bas, le Portugal et la Suisse.À lire aussiCe reportage télé de 1947 décrit le monde actuel avec une précision incroyableEn pratique, les abonnés de l’iPlayer de la BBC se verront proposer huit catégories de programmes : actualités et documentaires, divertissement, drame, comédie, sciences et nature, famille et jeunesse, musique et culture, et enfin art de vivre. Des vidéos qui pourront être suivies en streaming, mais aussi être téléchargées, afin que les abonnés puissent y accéder même sans connexion Internet. Aujourd’hui, le catalogue de l’iPlayer compte environ 1.500 heures de contenu. Chaque semaine, la BBC entend ajouter quelque 100 heures supplémentaires. “Nous franchissons aujourd’hui une nouvelle étape significative de notre histoire numérique, qui a déjà vu le téléchargement de douze millions d’app BBC Worldwide à travers un éventail de marques allant de Lonely Planet et Good Food” se félicite dans un communiqué John Smith, le PDG de de BBC Worldwide. “Je me félicite que nous soyons l’un des premiers radiodiffuseurs internationaux à proposer nos programmes sous la forme d’une app parfaitement intégrée. Ce lancement représente un jalon important dans le cadre de notre stratégie visant à développer des plateformes multiples pour nos programmes et nos marques” se réjouit-il.Le 28 juillet 2011 à 20:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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WWE and Vince McMahon statement on Roddy Piper death

first_img Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Twitter Google+ Vince McMahon refers to AEW during conference call: “We’re hoping… that they are competition” Videos Articles WWE passed along the following this evening.WWE is deeply saddened that Roderick Toombs, aka “Rowdy” Roddy Piper – WWE Hall of Famer and Intercontinental Champion – passed away today at the age of 61. WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Toombs’ family, friends and fans.” STATEMENT FROM WWE CHAIRMAN AND CEO VINCE McMAHON:“Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved by millions of fans around the world. I extend my deepest condolences to his family.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipLinda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC FundraisingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:40/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Donald Trump Linda Mcmahon Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Vince McMahon reportedly calls for a rewrite of tonight’s Smackdown Live, new matches made Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Vince Mcmahon Harley Race memorial service set for August 11, Vince McMahon paid for hospital expense Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Facebooklast_img read more

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Salah not a Galactico – Balague

first_imgSpanish football expert Guillem Balague has insisted that it is very unlikely that Mohamed Salah will join Real Madrid in the near future, as they do not view him as a “Galactico”The Liverpool forward has been an instant success in his debut season at Anfield and has already bagged 36 goals in all competitions this season.In light of these performances, Salah has been strongly linked with a move to Real this summer with the club looking to reportedly rebuild their squad after a frustrating season at the Spanish capital.However, contrary to these rumours, Balague has insisted that it is highly unlikely that Salah will join Zinedine Zidane’s side this summer. But he does believes that there is interest for Eden Hazard.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“Salah is a difficult one because Real Madrid have no mention of him as a candidate to be a Galactico,” said Balague, according to Daily Star.“You can think there is a market in Egypt and he is a star of the Premier League – he has a lot of things to go for him – but if they get Hazard they won’t need Salah.“It seems like they wouldn’t put that much money into Salah.”Balague also confirmed that Real Madrid are interested in signing Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski.last_img read more

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Courtois Cristiano Ronaldo is irreplaceable

first_imgReal Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois admits Cristiano Ronaldo simply cannot be replaced, but challenged his teammates anyway to help compensate for the loss of his goalsThe Portuguese superstar call time on his glorious nine-year spell with Real in favour of a €112m summer move to Juventus and has since excelled over in Italy.But, while Ronaldo impresses in the Serie A, Real have struggled in his absence by having their worst start to a new campaign in 17 years.However, under new manager Santiago Solari, things have improved for Los Blancos with seven wins in the Argentine’s nine matches in charge.And Solari won his first piece of silverware at the club on Saturday in their 4-1 win over Al Ain in the Club World Cup final.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Despite that though, Courtois believes Real still have to step up and find a way to compensate for the loss of Ronaldo’s goals.“Cristiano Ronaldo is irreplaceable, you cannot forget what he did,” said Courtois, according to Yahoo.“But he is not here anymore, so it’s time for other players, like Bale did in the semi-finals [of the Club World Cup], to score the goals he [Ronaldo] used to score.“If we are able to do so, it’ll be fine.”Currently, Karim Benzema (11) and Gareth Bale (10) are Real’s leading scorers this season.last_img read more

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7s Shireen Sandoval takes part in local home design show

first_imgLoved stopping by the @FLHomeShows w/ designer @anyarenise – can’t wait to show off the room she designed for me !✨🏡 pic.twitter.com/gVr9AcdDUv— Shireen Sandoval (@ShireenSandoval) September 4, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida design show is making home improvement fun for the whole family this weekend, and it features one contribution from a member of 7’s family.The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show returned to the Miami Beach Convention Center just in time for Labor Day. The show presented design ideas for anyone planning to revamp their home.7’s own Shireen Sandoval worked with interior designer Anya Cesar to create a vintage inspired “Bohemian-Moroccan” room. “It’s easy to just go to a store and simply pick items out, but I felt for it to really scream ‘Shireen,’ I wanted it to have personality,” said Cesar, “and I felt those vintage touches would do that.”The show runs until Tuesday.last_img read more

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