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Adam Voges expects Cameron Bancroft to join Western Australia a day after ban endsAdam Voges expects Cameron Bancroft to join Western Australia a day after ban ends

first_imgWestern Australia’s coach Adam Voges is expecting Cameron Bancroft to join the team a day after his ball-tampering ban expires in December. Bancroft was handed a nine-month ban by Cricket Australia after he was found guilty in the ball-tampering scandal in March in South Africa.Bancroft was caught on cameras rubbing sandpaper on the ball to change its condition on the third day of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.In one of the clips, Bancroft was caught putting his hand in his pocket before working on the ball with an object. He later put it back in his pocket.In another clip, Bancroft was seen transferring the piece of sandpaper from his pocket to his underpants.Captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were also slapped with suspensions for one year by the Australian cricket board.WATCH: A ball-tampering demoWhile Bancroft’s ban expires on December 29, Voges said he expected the 25-year-old to be ready to slot into the Perth Scorchers’ lineup on the following day for their clash against Hobart Hurricanes in Australia’s Big Bash Twenty20 competition.”One thing I do know about Cam is he’ll be prepared,” Voges said in comments published on Cricket Australia’s website (cricket.com.au).”I know he won’t have played any high-level competitive cricket for a period, but it certainly hasn’t stopped him from trying to improve.”He’ll be ready to go. I see a real possibility that he’ll come straight back in for that game.”Governing body Cricket Australia is considering a submission from the Australian Cricketers’ Association, the players’ union, to lift the ball-tampering trio’s bans immediately.advertisementThe ACA made the request following the release of the Longstaff review into Cricket Australia’s culture which blamed the board in part for the ball-tampering crisis in South Africa.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Period cramps are affecting women’s academic performance worldwidePeriod cramps are affecting women’s academic performance worldwide

first_imgMenstruation, an inseparable part of a woman’s existence, comes back to haunt us every month and brings the unbearable cramps with it. It is more than just an uncomfortable feeling. Period pain disrupts the daily schedule of women, affecting even academic performance, while it lasts.According to a recent study, period pain significantly impacts young women’s’ academic performance worldwide.As part of the study, researchers pointed out that women tend to ‘put up with it’ rather than seek treatment.What did the study find?The study published in the Journal of Women’s Health found that, regardless of geographical location or economic status, more than two thirds (71 percent) of young women globally suffer from painful periods.Furthermore, one in five young women (20 percent) reported being absent from class due to period pain, while 41 percent reported that their concentration or performance in class was negatively affected.How was the study conducted?As part of the project, researchers examined the results of thirty-eight studies including 21,573 young women. Twenty-three of the studies were from the low, lower middle, or upper-middle-income countries, and 15 were from high-income countries.Women from school-age to university-age ‘put up with’ period painDespite the commonly held belief that women ‘grow out’ of period pain, rates of dysmenorrhea (period pain) were found to be similar between students at school and university.According to Mike Armour, lead author of the study, the research highlights the need for better education around period pain and has implications for the self-care and treatment of the disorder.advertisement”Young women, whether they were at school or university, experienced a significant negative impact on their education as a result of their menstrual symptoms,” Armour asserted.This lowered classroom efficiency during the period is something women often feel they must put up with, meaning that both adolescent girls and young women may be significantly disadvantaged in their studies by the impact of period pain.”This often occurs at a crucial time in their academic lives during their final schooling years when academic results can have long term consequences,” Armour pointed out.Other problems due to period painWomen also reported they had to restrict social, sporting, and other school activities due to menstrual symptoms, negatively affecting health outcomes.According to Armour, the belief that period pain is a normal part of becoming a woman and the inability of many women to identify the symptoms of period pain are barriers to women seeking help.He also suggested that improving women’s education about menstruation may help women make better choices about self-care and when to seek medical treatment.Read: IIT-Delhi students launch period pain relief oil-based formula on Women’s Day Read: On Menstrual Hygiene Day, here’s how workplaces need to deal with periods Read: This 24-year-old on a mission to change one million lives in 10 years educated over 500 girls about menstrual hygienelast_img read more

These Chili Cheese Nachos are Part Texan, Part Korean, and All DeliciousThese Chili Cheese Nachos are Part Texan, Part Korean, and All Delicious

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish When it comes to party-ready snack foods, nachos rank pretty highly in terms of ease, share-ability, and deliciousness. How could they not? You can put pretty much anything you want on the chips — meat, cheese, salsa, guacamole, you name it — and the individual chips mean it’s easy to scoop a few onto your plate without making too much of a mess.One of our favorite toppings to add to nachos is a nice, homemade chili. There’s just something about the mix of meat (and sometimes beans) with spices and dark, savory sauce piled high on a slightly salty nacho chip that gets us.We love chili, specifically, because of its malleability when it comes to spice. Not to say we wouldn’t top our nachos with spiced brisket or any other meat, though, because we so would, but for all intents and purposes right now, we’re sticking with chili. It can be as mild or as hot as you want to make it. We usually go with as hot as possible, but also understand that sometimes it’s about flavor, not burning your taste buds off.One way to spice up your chili — and by proxy, your nachos — while maintaining a mouth-watering flavor is to switch up the type of hot sauce you’re using. Who says you need to stick to the typical Frank’s Red Hot or Tabasco when there’s a whole wild world of hot out there. (You could use this hot sauce, but you’d have to be a bit crazy to do so.) This time around, we’re going across the world and utilizing the rich sweet and spicy flavors of Korean cuisine to kick this snack time favorite up a notch. Specifically, we’re using Chung Jung One Gochujang Korean Chili Sauce. Sweet, savory, and rich in umami, it has the right amount of heat to liven up just about any meal. When you mix those flavors with beef and cheese, well, you’ve got yourself a surefire winner right there.Texas-Style Gochujang Chili Cheese Nachos(Serves 6-8)ChiliIngredients:4 lb beef chuck roast, cut into .5-inch cubes1 bottle dark beer, 12 ounces1 can diced tomatoes, 28 ounces4 cups beef broth6 tbsp Chung Jung One Gochujang Korean Chili Sauce3 tbsp vegetable oil2 tbsp brown sugar1 tbsp ground cumin5 tsp salt1 tsp ground coriander2 oz chipotle peppers in adobo sauce6 garlic cloves, minced2 jalapeño peppers, finely chopped1 large onion, finely choppedMethod:In a large pot, heat 2 tbsp of oil over high heat. Working in batches, brown the meat and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.Add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil and heat over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeño pepper. Sauté for 3 minutes until wilted.Add Gochujang Sauce, chipotle peppers, brown sugar, cumin, coriander, and salt. Cook for another 3-4 minutes. Then add beer, beef broth, and diced tomatoes.Simmer for about 2 hours, or until meat is very tender. Let cool to room temperature and adjust seasoning with additional salt as needed.Serve right away, or for best results, let cool in the refrigerator overnight and reheat the next day.*Sour CreamIngredients:4 oz sour cream2 tsp Chung Jung One Gochujang Korean Chili SauceMethod:Mix Gochujang Sauce and sour cream together in a bowl and keep refrigerated until ready to use.NachosIngredients:Texas-Style Gochujang Chili8 oz yellow and blue tortilla chips2 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded1 serrano pepper, thinly slicedGochujang sour cream to topMethod:Lay out the tortilla chips on a plate. Ladle about a quarter of the chili over chips. Sprinkle cheese over chili while still warm, so that the cheese begins to melt.Dollop sour cream over the cheese and garnish with serrano peppers. Serve immediately.*Note: Use leftover chili for an additional batch of nachos, topping baked potatoes, or thin with beef broth to serve as a soup. Ready and Rare-ing to Go: How to Make Steak Tartare The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets How to Cook Steak in the Oven last_img read more

Fire Update Wednesday Aug 17 4 pmFire Update Wednesday Aug 17 4 pm

first_imgFollowing is a provincial wildfire update for Wednesday, Aug. 17, 4 p.m. all of the wildfires received at least 35 millimetres of rain. All four remain 100 per cent contained the fire at Seven Mile Lake, Annapolis Co., is under control the fires at and Ten Mile Lake, Queens Co., Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co. and Perch Lake, Pictou Co. are being patrolled, but there is no fire activity all of the wildfires will be reassessed this evening the section of Trunk 8 near Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., that has been closed since last week is now open but drivers are urged to be cautious due to emergency vehicles still along the highway restrictions on travel in woods have been lifted for all of Nova Scotia but people are asked to continue to avoid any activity that could potentially cause more wildfires campfire and brush burning in the province is now permitted today, in every county, until 8 a.m. The latest information on burning restrictions is posted daily at 2 p.m. at “http://www.novascotia.ca/burnsafe more information on the fires can be found at http://www.novascotia.ca/nsfire -30-last_img read more

23 feared dead after dam breach in Maha 11 bodies recovered23 feared dead after dam breach in Maha 11 bodies recovered

first_imgMumbai: Twenty three persons are feared dead after a dam in Maharashtra’s coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rains leading to flood-like situation in downstream villages, officials said Wednesday. Bodies of 11 persons have been recovered so far, a police official said. The total toll would be 23, he added. The Tiware dam in Chiplun taluka of Ratnagiri district has a storage capacity of 20 lakh cubic metre. It developed a breach late Tuesday night, a district official said. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chief The dam breach caused a flood-like situation in seven downstream villages, with 12 houses being swept away. “So far, 11 bodies have been recovered,” said Additional Superintendent of Police, Ratnagiri, Vishal Gaikwad. Police have moved villagers to safety, he added. Relatives of the victims said they had asked district administration to repair the dam as they had spotted cracks in November last year. There was an issue over the jurisdiction of which tehsil Tiware dam falls in, as Chiplun and Dapoli tehsil offices had ignored the application of the villagers, said a family member of one of the dead. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC “It is only because of their negligence that we have seen this day,” he said. “My parents, wife and child of one and a half year is missing,” he added. “My brother, who had gone to bring his vehicle did not return,” he said. A search operation has been launched by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and state police personnel. A police officer said rescue operations were hampered initially due to darkness and sudden influx of water. Local public representatives claimed the government neglected their pleas for repair of the dam. They said the administration was informed about cracks in the walls of the dam, but no action was taken. Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan said villagers in the area had complained of cracks in the dam. “This dam was built 14 years ago. The state government will find out at which level there was negligence and necessary action will be taken accordingly,” he said. Homes of the villagers washed away will be constructed at safe places, he said. A compensation of Rs four lakh will be given to the kin of each of the deceased person, he added. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered an inquiry into the incident. “The reason for the breach will be probed and action would be taken against the guilty expeditiously,” the chief minister said. Fadnavis contacted the district administration and took stock of the relief and rescue operations, an official statement said. Some local residents claimed that Water Resources department official recently visited the dam, which was filled to its capacity, after complaints that the walls had developed cracks.last_img read more

Campaigning ends for 5th phaseCampaigning ends for 5th phase

first_imgKolkata: More than 1 crore people will exercise their franchise on May 6 in seven Lok Sabha constituencies where campaign came to an end on Saturday afternoon.These constituencies are Bongaon, Barrackpore, Howrah, Uluberia, Serampore, Hooghly and Arambag. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Trinamool Congress had won in all these constituencies and political experts said the situation will remain the same. In these constituencies, the TMC supremo has not changed the candidates. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn Bongaon, Mamatabala Thakur had won by 1.46 lakh votes in 2014. Binapani Devi, the head of the Matua community, had showered her blessings on the Trinamool Congress. But after her demise on March 5, the Matua community became divided and Shantanu Thakur, son of Manjul Krishna Thakur, is contesting on a BJP ticket against Mamatabala. Of these seven constituencies, the most important battle is between Dinesh Trivedi, the sitting MP of Trinamool Congress and Arjun Singh, who recently joined BJP from TMC. In 2014, Trivedi won the seat by 2.06 lakh votes and got only 37,382 votes from Bhatpara from where Singh was the MLA. Political experts said though a section of the media are creating a hype, Singh will not be able to create any dent within the Trinamool’s fort. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIn Howrah, Prasun Banerjee, the sitting MLA, had won by 1.96 lakh votes in the 2014 elections. Rantideb Sengupta of the BJP is contesting against Banerjee. Sajda Ahmed, the widow of Sultan Ahmed, is contesting from Uluberia. In 2014, Sultan Ahmed won the seat by 2.01 lakh votes. After his premature death, Sajda was elected in the by-election and is contesting from the seat. Kalyan Banerjee had won by 1.52 lakh votes in 2014 from Serampore Lok Sabha seat. Dr Ratna Dey Nag, the sitting Trinamool MP, has been re-nominated. She had won the seat in 2014 by 2.89 lakh votes. This is her third consecutive term. Her principal opponent is BJP’s Locket Chatterjee. TMC’s Aparupa Poddar had won the Arambag seat by 3.46 lakh votes. Political experts said the Trinamool Congress will have no problem retaining the seat. Mamata Banerjee had addressed meetings in all these seats and took part in road shows that had attracted thousands of people. The election to these seats will take place on Monday between 7 am and 6 pm.last_img read more

US to Provide Assistance to Morocco to Fight Violent ExtremismUS to Provide Assistance to Morocco to Fight Violent Extremism

first_imgRabat- Morocco and the United States will strengthen their cooperation to fight violent extremism in North Africa. Alina L. Romanowski, the Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for the Middle East, stated before the House subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa on Wednesday that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is to continue supporting Morocco financially in order to fight violent extremism in the region.Romanowski announced that USAID, boosting U.S. foreign policy objectives and national security interests in Morocco and the MENA region, will enhance the Moroccan-American bilateral ties to include financial support to Morocco “in order to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing the two countries’ security and prosperity,” according to USAID.gov. According to the same source, Romanowski highlighted long history of Moroccan- American corporation and collaboration, saying, “for the past 56 years, we have partnered with the government of Morocco to build a strong bilateral relationship that focuses on promoting economic growth, improving educational opportunities and strengthening the effectiveness of civil society’s political engagement.”In this regard, the Deputy Assistant Administrator brought to light “the new five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy,” that affirms this commitment, which was announced during the visit of King Mohamed VI to Washington DC last NovemberExplaining the new strategy, Romanowski said that “this strategic plan is developed in collaboration with the Moroccan Government, civil society, and the private sector designed to create a prosperous future for the Moroccan people.” “The strategy responds to the needs of Moroccan citizens and focuses on three key objectives,” she added.The USAID’s violent extremism program is intended to “target areas of Morocco where youth suffer from social, economic and political disaffection and exclusion, specifically in the cities of Tetouan and Tangier,“ specified Romanowski.Romanowski concluded by hailing Morocco’s ongoing efforts to face significant challenges, confirming at the same time that “USAID programs will continue to provide assistance that will increase employment opportunities for Moroccan youth, build the early reading skills of Moroccan children, and advance participatory governance, in addition to countering violent extremist threats and strengthening regional stability and security.”Edited by Melissa Smythlast_img read more

UN health agency adds 4 TB drugs to prequalified list easing accessUN health agency adds 4 TB drugs to prequalified list easing access

23 March 2007At a time when the tuberculosis virus is producing increasingly drug-resistant strains, the United Nations health agency today added four new medicines to its list of pre-qualified products, one of them the first to be included for strains of TB that are resistant to standard treatment. “The addition of these four medicines will reinforce efforts to scale up access to anti-tuberculosis medicines in high-burden areas and in countries which may have only limited capacity to control and monitor pharmaceuticals,” the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement.Manufactured by the generic producer MacLeods of India, the medicines are the first TB products to be added to the list in two years and will increase the choice of quality products available to procurement agencies to tackle the disease that killed an estimated 1.6 million people in 2005. Nearly 9 million others were suffering from TB that year. One of the new products, Cycloserine, is particularly important because it is a second-line medicine, necessary for cases that are resistant to standard treatment. There is also a fixed-dose combination, ethambutol + isoniazid, which is the first product combining these two basic medicines to be pre-qualified. The other two medicines are Ethambutol and Pyrazinamide.Product assessment reports on the quality and bioequivalence of these newly pre-qualified products and manufacturing site inspection findings will soon also be published. These procedures make the WHO prequalification process the most transparent of all similar quality assurance programmes to date. read more

UK wants LLRC report implementedUK wants LLRC report implemented

“I also welcome the outcome of the vote on the Sri Lanka resolution. This underlines the importance that governments across the world attach to supporting lasting peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. We urge the Sri Lankan Government to take the necessary steps to implement the recommendations of their Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission as soon as possible,” he said in a statement today. Britain has urged the Sri Lankan government to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) as soon as possible.UK Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne said that the vote on the resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) underlines the importance that governments across the world attach to supporting lasting peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. He further said that Britain will continue to work with its international partners on several issues, to support the work of the UN Human Rights Council and ensure that those who are responsible for human rights violations and abuses are held to account by the international community. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Young actor looking for big breakYoung actor looking for big break

A Simcoe boy is putting the ‘son’ in ‘Sonshine and Broccoli.’Seven-year-old Luca Coelho has been acting and modelling for two years, and has been in multiple TV and web commercials. His most recent role is playing the son, Miles, in the new pilot for the children’s show Sonshine and Broccoli.Sonshine and Broccoli is a children’s music group that formed in 2004 and is trying to make the transition into television. Their most recent album, It’s Cool to be Kind, was nominated for a 2019 Juno Award for best children’s album.“When he was really young we noticed he loved being the centre of attention,” said Luca’s mother Karina Coelho. “He loves to entertain, from a very early age he could captivate an audience.”The Grade 2 student has an agent, but happened to find the role through someone he had worked with before.  Nick Atef, the father in the television show, suggested bringing Luca in for the part as the son.“It was cool, everyone was really nice,” Luca said about the experience. The pilot was filmed in Toronto back in February of this year.The Sonshine and Broccoli pilot is up against other children’s shows to be the successful recipient of a production grant. Part of the criteria for this grant is proving there is interest in the show. The amount of views, comments, and shares the pilot has on social media will directly impact if it will be produced.The final number of views will be counted at the end of March.“We know how Norfolk rallies together to support one another and would love help to spread the word,” said Karina.The video has already surpassed 41,000 views online. It can be found on the Sonshine and Broccoli website, or on their Facebook fan page.astaylor@postmedia.com read more

Annan welcomes new US envoy as Ted Turner brings cheque to backAnnan welcomes new US envoy as Ted Turner brings cheque to back

Greeting the new chief delegate, the Secretary-General said Ambassador Negroponte’s arrival came at a critical time just as the international community was thinking of putting together a coalition to fight terrorism in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks against the United States.”We’re going to have a lot to do together,” Mr. Annan said. “I think you must have seen the resolutions of the Security Council and the General Assembly, the sort of unanimous condemnation and support that came out of the membership and their desire to move ahead and work together to fight this scourge.”Later, at a ceremonial handover of Mr. Turner’s cheque in the Secretary-General’s office at UN Headquarters, both Mr. Annan and Ambassador Negroponte praised Mr. Turner for stepping in with his donation to help solve the problem of US payment of arrears.”Although this cheque is made out to the Department of State, it is Mr. Turner’s very, very generous contribution to the resolution of the longstanding problem of the payment of arrears,” said Ambassador Negroponte.For his part, Mr. Annan said that without Mr. Turner’s contribution, the deal probably would not have been possible. “He came in the nick of time and we are all very, very grateful that we’ve put this thorny issue behind us,” the Secretary-General said. “Now we can move forward as a family of nations focussed on our essential work with the Member States paying their dues in full and on time and without conditions.”Mr. Turner pledged his own money to help make up the shortfall from a deal reached last December that lowered the assessment of US dues to 22 per cent of the UN’s regular budget from the previous rate of 25 per cent. Today’s payment comes ahead of plans by the US Congress to release $582 million in US arrears to the UN later this week. read more

Ohio State panel illuminates discussion on paying college athletesOhio State panel illuminates discussion on paying college athletes

Vince Doria (far right), Matt Mitten (second from right), Joe Nocera (second from left), and Andrew Zimbalist (far left) are introduced on Friday at the Sports Society Initiative’s forum on paying college athletes. Credit: Mitch Hooper | Lantern reporterThe topic of financial compensation for collegiate student-athletes has been sweeping the nation in recent years, and on Friday, Ohio State, home to one of the country’s most profitable athletic departments, was at the forefront of that discussion.Two separate panel discussions — the first featuring sports policy analysts and writers, and the second consisting of seven former Buckeye athletes — were held on campus in an event organized by the university’s Sports and Society Initiative. The three-hour conversation, titled “Paying College Athletes,” encompassed nearly all sides of the debate, from legal and political angles, to methods and realities of implementation, and to athlete testimonies and alternatives. Dialogue among the panel members was passionate, insightful and respectful, although it jumped around frequently. Yet, that is inherent with any conversation about financial compensation for student-athletes. The issue is so complex, like splitting the atom, that any discussion on it could seem scattered because there are myriad factors to consider and understand.Kristin Watt, an attorney and former OSU basketball player in the 1980s, does not support a pay-to-play model, but she, like the few other panelists with a similar position, completely acknowledged the inequities in the current system. Although she said there likely will be inequities no matter what, there are “absolutely” problems that can be fixed.“Forums like this, I really want to congratulate Ohio State for putting this on,” said Watt, who was on the second panel. “The more we talk about it, the more issues get out and the more people get educated … That’s what helps spur changes.” A high point during the event was when former OSU running back Maurice Clarett delivered his opening statement. Despite his dominant freshman season for the Buckeyes in 2002, Clarett is infamous for his off-the-field tribulations, which included accepting improper benefits that played a role in his dismissal from the university and spending more than three years in prison on multiple charges. When Clarett spoke, the some hundred people in the audience were captivated, clinging to his every word. Clarett said he “absolutely” supports a pay-for-play model for collegiate athletes, citing his personal story as evidence. Growing up in the poverty in Youngstown, Ohio, Clarett said he took money under the table to help him pay personal expenses, namely fixing his car’s transmission. “My spiral of events wouldn’t have happen if I had money,” Clarett said passionately. Clarett said his situation — coming from poverty and needing support beyond just an academic scholarship — is no anomaly. Clarett also spoke poignantly about the lack of emphasis that some programs place on education. Clarett said he was nowhere near the education level needed at OSU and that he was shuffled through classes just to stay eligible. This is common, Clarett said, with those coming from inner city schools. At one point, amid the Youngstown native’s emotional soliloquy on academics, Lawrence Funderburke, a panelist and former OSU basketball player, interpreted. “Preach it,” he said. “Keep preaching.”As Clarett’s opening statement wrapped up, a few members of the audience stood up, applauding. Vince Doria, former Senior Vice President and Director of News at ESPN, started the discussion on the first panel. Doria, an OSU graduate, acknowledged his past employer’s role in the growth of big-time college athletics through massive television deals, yet he said he supports a pay-to-play system. His proposal contains different tiers of payment for players in revenue sports based mostly on playing time. It might not be perfect, Doria said, but at the very least, it “begins to address the unfairness of the current system.” A key portion of Doria’s rationale for supporting additional compensation beyond academic scholarship is that the notion of providing education is misleading, he said. “A scholarship is really the opportunity to achieve an education,” he said. Doria said with the vigorious schedule that athletes have because of games and training, they don’t get the same chance to work outside of the classroom to really take full advantage of the scholarship and obtain a comprehensive education. Joe Nocera, a sports business columnist at The New York Times and co-author of “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA,” is outspoken about the reforms he feels are necessary. Nocera left no room for where he stood on the issue, enunciating his clear support for paying student-athletes. In fact, Nocera said he even believes that the term “student-athlete” is incorrect.“(The NCAA) shouldn’t call them student-athletes, but rather athlete-students or employee students, because that’s what they really are,” he said. “Let’s be honest about what the NCAA is. … it’s a cartel.”Former OSU basketball player Kristin Watt (right) speaks at a forum about paying college athletes while former OSU running back Maurice Clarett (left) listens. Credit: Mitch Hooper | Lantern reporterWhen Nocera first began writing about the injustices he believes college athletes face, he said he got emails from readers asking why he was spending his time writing about it. His explanation, delivered passionately on Friday, pierced the crowd.“This is not a sports issue. This is a human rights issue and civil rights issue,” said Nocera, who also brought up the NCAA’s transfer policy, which he denounced. “I came at this through the prism of rights, not pay.” Watt, the former OSU basketball player, was not alone in her opposition to a pay-to-play model. Joining her in dissent was a Marscilla Packer, a fellow former OSU basketball player, Funderburke and Andrew Zimbalist, an economics professor at Smith College in Massachusetts. “I think there are meaningful reforms that can address the economic injustices without going for the pay-for-play model,” said Zimbalist, who cited concerns over growing television revenue and the complicated tax-exempt status donations to athletic departments have. Some of the most common agreed upon reforms that did not involve a direct cash payment included guaranteed scholarships lasting at least four years. Currently, they are for one year, with the option to be renewed. Lifetime health insurance was another proposal that seemed to be agreed upon by all 11 panelists. Nocera said it’s clear that if an athlete sustains injuries while playing sports in college for a university, it’s the school’s duty to make sure the individual has the proper care he or she needs during his or her lifetime. Funderburke, who founded a youth organization after retiring from the NBA, said he has a five-point plan to help student-athletes that does not involve a pay-for-play system. It included mentoring arrangements, life-skills courses for athletes, a deferred-savings stipend and a family emergency fund. “We’re never going to be fair or equitable, but we can at least be sensible,” he said. If there is one thing the panel illustrated, it’s that there is a lot to consider when looking to address injustices in college athletics. Change isn’t going to happen overnight, but having open forums like the panel can prove to be instrumental, said Kelly Trent, a former OSU golfer who is “on the fence” on specifics but agrees collegiate sports are littered with inequity. “For this thing to advance, it’s going to take some giving on both sides,” said Doria, the former executive at ESPN. “And the history of the NCAA in that area hasn’t been good.” read more

Newsreader Mark Austin told anorexic daughter If you really want to starveNewsreader Mark Austin told anorexic daughter If you really want to starve

first_imgMark Austin with daughter Maddy photographed at a film screening in 2009 Mark Austin, the broadcaster, has told how he struggled to cope with his daughter’s anorexia, once telling her in frustration: “If you really want to starve yourself to death, just get on with it.”Austin, the former ITV News at Ten anchor, said he had made the wrong decision in trying to tackle his 18-year-old daughter’s illness, telling her she was “ being ridiculous” and must “get a grip”.Saying he had felt “excluded and hated” by Maddy and “floundered” as she became increasingly unwell, he said: “What I failed utterly to grasp was that she was seriously mentally ill and could not see a future for herself.”He today published a joint article with his daughter laying bare the details of her anorexia, in a bid to raise awareness about the eating disorder and improve mental health provision. “I decided to go on the attack.“I told her she was being ridiculous. I told her to get a grip and grow up, to ‘just bloody well eat, for Christ’s sake’.“I drew a parallel to the appalling plight of family friends whose young daughter passed away from leukaemia. ‘She was desperate to live, but despite all the medical help available, she couldn’t. That is a tragedy. But you are doing it to yourself.’ Mark Austin with daughter Maddy photographed at a film screening in 2009 Describing her return to health after a battle with depression, Austin said: “I have hated writing this, and I thought a thousand times about not doing it.“But my hope is that maybe, just maybe, people will read it and say, yes, as a country we should take mental health seriously.“Not to do so would be an unforgivable betrayal of some of the most vulnerable in our society.”Maddy added: “I was lucky, but mental-health treatment should not be a lottery. The kind of unit that eventually helped me is all too rare.“I feel desperately that things need to change and now is the time for action. Otherwise it will be too late.”Maddy is now running the London Marathon in aid of children’s mental-health charity Place2Be, part of Heads Together, a campaign spearheaded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Austin with Theresa and Philip May and Carol Vorderman at a Prince's Trust reception Austin with Theresa and Philip May and Carol Vorderman at a Prince’s Trust reception I told her to get a grip and grow up, to ‘just bloody well eat, for Christ’s sake’.Mark Austin Maddy, who is now 22 and described by her father as “much improved”, healthy and returned to university, told the Sunday Times magazine: “If I close my eyes, I can take myself back to the moment I heard my dad shout at me to ‘get on with’ starving myself to death, as I lay by the oven, desperately clutching two hot water bottles.” “I even remember saying, ‘If you really want to starve yourself to death, just get on with it.’“And at least once, exasperated and at a loss, I think I actually meant it.“What I failed utterly to grasp was that she was seriously mentally ill and could not see a future for herself.”Eventually, after failed treatments elsewhere, Maddy was offered a place on the NHS at a Farnham Hospital day patient unit, where she undertook therapy and spent a year in recovery. I was lucky, but mental-health treatment should not be a lotteryMaddy Austin Austin at work in 2011 Austin at work in 2011 Austin described how his teenage daughter went from a healthy weight to 5 1/2 stone, skipping meals and counting calories while he was working in America in 2012.As he and her mother, an A&E doctor, tried to help, he said, she became “painfully thin, constantly pale and so cold all the time”, as they believed they were watching her “slowly die”.“As a father you have to make a decision and I made the wrong one,” Austin wrote. 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.last_img read more

Golden Martin Schwalb HSV Delighted to win the titleGolden Martin Schwalb HSV Delighted to win the title

PRESS statement after the VELUX EHF F4 match between HSV and F.C Barcelona 30:29.M. SchwalbBarcelona is a sensational team. I am very happy that we won tonight. We had a very difficult path to win this title, but we were focused and concetrated. My highest respect for my team. Hope that everybody can agree that this was a well deserved victory.P. HensWe did not have a great season in Bundesliga, but during this weekend we have proven that we are an excelent team. I am proud what we have achieved.X. PascualCongratulations to HSV. It was a great match with small differences between the teams. VELUX EHF FINAL4 is the greatest indoor sport event superior even to the basketbal euroleague final4.V. TomasThis is a difficult moment for us, we did everything we could to win the trophy. Congratulations to HSV. I am proud of my team. We were playing against excelent team from Hamburg and against full arena. Next year we will come back and fight even harder. ← Previous Story HSV Handball writes history! Next Story → (VIDEO): Two hours game, lots of incidents, HC Vardar becomes champion of Macedonia read more

Microsoft Office 15 video tips off cloud syncingMicrosoft Office 15 video tips off cloud syncing

first_imgAccording to a leaked video about Microsoft’s upcoming Office 15, the business-focused software suite will “go whereever you go”. The video says Office will store your documents safely online and sync them with your devices, giving you access, and apparently the ability to work on them, no matter where you are. You’ll just need a central sign-in process, and internet connection, and then copies of Office on all your devices, from your desktop, your phone’s mobile app to Onlive on your iPad (at least until Office for the iPad comes out).While interesting, this wouldn’t be the first time Office would be able to sync with the cloud — previous versions of Office have been able to save documents to Microsoft’s Skydrive. Those files which could then be viewed from other devices, though it hasn’t been the clean experience that this video seems to say is coming. It looks like the new version will integrate cloud tools like this much more closely and then have improved syncing and access from other devices.Office 15 is not currently out yet, but we know that it’s on the way. The suite was in its Technical Preview stage earlier this year, with just a limited number of testers. It’s slated for wider availability this summer, probably in the form of a pubic beta. There is no firm release date for Office 15, but it’s been said that it could be released some time towards the end of 2012, or possibly near the start of 2013.Within Windows via The Vergelast_img read more

Greek Australians included in Australia Day representativesGreek Australians included in Australia Day representatives

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Three prominent Greek Australians make up part of the new Australia Day Committee (Victoria), officially launched this week by Multicultural Arts Victoria Chair Stefan Romaniw and Victorian premier Ted Baillieu. George Donikian, Mike Zafiropoulos and George Lekakis have been admitted as Victoria’s 2013 Australia Day Ambassadors representing the Greek Australian community as part of the multicultural and diverse state of Victoria. Mr Baillieu said the new committee will bring creative energy into celebrating what makes Australia great. He emphasised liberty, freedom and aspiration as pillars in the formation of Australia. “What separates Australia Day from other national days is the fact that Australians are at liberty to do what they want to do, to do what they love to do, and that liberty is embedded in the history of this country”, Mr Baillieu said at a reception for Victoria’s 2013 Australia Day Ambassadors at RACV. Chair Stefan Romaniw said the committee would focus on celebrating the youth and diversity which makes Victoria unique. “Our State is a youthful, multicultural and harmonious society which enjoys the benefits of mutual respect between all people, it’s the envy of the world and it needs to be celebrated” Mr Romaniw said.last_img read more

LISTING OF SPECIAL DAYS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR 2015LISTING OF SPECIAL DAYS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR 2015

first_img Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aid Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, 28 Oct 2015TCIG PRESS RELASELISTING OF SPECIAL DAYS & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR 2015TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSNEW YEAR’S DAY JANUARY 1st THURSDAYCOMMONWEALTH DAY MARCH 9th MONDAYGOOD FRIDAY APRIL 3rd FRIDAYEASTER MONDAY APRIL 6th MONDAYNATIONAL HEROES DAY MAY 25th MONDAYHER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S JUNE 15th MONDAYOFFICIAL BIRTHDAYEMANCIPATION DAY AUGUST 1st SATURDAY***OBSERVED AUGUST 3rd MONDAYNATIONAL YOUTH DAY SEPTEMBER 25th FRIDAYNATIONAL HERITAGE DAY* OCTOBER 12th MONDAY(Formerly Columbus Day)NATIONAL DAY OF THANKSGIVING NOVEMBER 27th FRIDAYCHRISTMAS DAY DECEMBER 25th FRIDAYBOXING DAY DECEMBER 26th SATURDAY***OBSERVED DECEMBER 28th MONDAYNOTE THESE CHANGES**AS OF 2014, OCTOBER WILL BE CELEBRATED AS NATIONAL HERITAGE MONTH Remembrance Day November 10 International Human Rights Day December 10Please note that these are not public holidays. Related Items:2015, public holidays, turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Crown Land Motion by PDM demands better process Former US President Barack Obama Visits Turks and Caicos Recommended for youlast_img read more

Refuge Announces Closures Of Most Local Area CampgroundsRefuge Announces Closures Of Most Local Area Campgrounds

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge announced on Sunday the temporary closures of local area campgrounds in order to allow for public safety and efficient fire operations along the Sterling Highway due to the Swan Lake Fire. Bottenintnin Lake,Watson Lake Campground,Egumen Lake Trail, Petersen Lake Campground,Kelly Campground,Seven Lakes Trail,Skyline Trail andJean Lake Campground. For further information, visit Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, or call (907) 262-7021.  The Refuge Headquarters office hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm on Monday through Friday.center_img In a message from the Refuge: “Thank you for making alternative recreation plans and avoiding these areas so firefighters have access and you stay safe.”last_img

Parrot Anafi Thermal ultracompact drone does live thermal and 4K video forParrot Anafi Thermal ultracompact drone does live thermal and 4K video for

first_img Post a comment Tags 0 Dronescenter_img European drone maker Parrot is giving its little folding 4K camera drone a new job. The Anafi Thermal is a slightly smaller, lighter version of the Anafi it launched last June, but its single camera is replaced with a module with both a 4K camera and a Flir thermal camera that can see a temperature range of 14 to 752 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to 400 degrees C), with three-axis stabilization. The Thermal follows the release of the Anafi Work, a professional package announced in September to create 3D models of all types of buildings with the included one-year subscription to Pix4D drone mapping and modeling software. Though developed as a drone platform, the original Anafi was for prosumer, enthusiast and professional camera drone pilots. While the consumer camera drone market continues to shrink, commercial growth is strong by comparison. Parrot’s FreeFlight 6 app makes it easy to see just what you want from the two cameras.  Josh Goldman/CNET Views from both the 4K and with a 160×120-pixel thermal cameras are streamed to Parrot’s FreeFlight 6 app. You’re able to quickly adjust the temperature ranges seen and assign colors to them. In the image above, for example, it was set to Spot mode, which displays just the hottest and coldest areas it sees. There’s also a Relative mode to see a gradient-color scale with the range of coldest to hottest temperatures in a scene, and Absolute, which lets you manually choose a temperature range and color gradient. Ranges can be widened and narrowed on the fly, as can colors, so you can show just what you want. 810a4568-53e8-45c6-9f42-33fe1a7892d3 Josh Goldman/CNET The Anafi’s design and camera mount makes it uniquely suited for building, bridge and other structure inspections. With its camera out in front and unobstructed, it can be aimed straight down and straight up, so it can be flown under a bridge, for instance. Add its high-resolution HDR photo and video capture, and the Anafi has the potential to see things other drones simply can’t. The drone’s other benefits — from its compact design and 11-ounce (310-gram) weight, to its 3-second start up and 26-minute flight time — should make it ideal for a variety of professionals, including search and rescue, public works and security. The Parrot Anafi Thermal will be available in May for $1,900 (approximately £1,450 or AU$2,650). It comes with the drone, controller, three batteries for up to 78 minutes of cumulative flight and a carrying case.   Share your voicelast_img read more

IS Afghan chief killed US militaryIS Afghan chief killed US military

first_imgPhoto: AFPUS and Afghan troops killed the leader of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate in an April raid, US military officials confirmed on Sunday.The raid in Nangarhar province targeted the leader, Abdul Hasib, US-Forces Afghanistan said.His group is affiliated with IS in Iraq and Syria, and the US military calls it Islamic State-Khorasan, or ISIS-K.US-Forces Afghanistan said earlier that if confirmed, the death of the Hasib and his associates would “significantly degrade ISIS-K operations in Afghanistan and help reach our goal of destroying them in 2017.”The compound was located near the tunnel complex where the US military on April 13 unleashed the “Mother Of All Bombs” — a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast device that the Pentagon said was the biggest non-nuclear weapon it had ever used in combat.Afghanistan’s government meanwhile confirmed Hasib’s death on April 27th.”He had ordered the attack on 400 bed hospital in Kabul that resulted in the death and injuries of a number of our countrymen, women. The Afghan government is committed to continuing its operations against Daesh and other terrorist groups until they are annihilated,” it said in a statement, using another name for the IS group.The Pentagon estimates about 1,000 IS fighters remain in Afghanistan.The jihadists established a foothold there in early 2015 and their numbers now are about half what they were at their peak, US military data show.The Pentagon will ask the White House next week to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan to break a deadlocked fight with the Taliban, a senior official said Thursday.After a steady downsizing of US troop numbers since 2011, US military commanders say they need to strengthen the numbers on the ground to better support Afghan forces and help retake territory lost to the Taliban.The Pentagon will ask for 3,000 to 5,000 more soldiers, mainly to be assigned to advise and train Afghan military and police, according to US media.US troops in Afghanistan number about 8,400 today, and there are another 5,000 from NATO allies, also now in an advisory capacity.But that is a far cry from the US presence of more than 100,000 six years ago, and the Afghan military has struggled to fill the void amid an unrelenting Taliban insurgency.last_img read more