a month agoMan City boss Guardiola plans to start Aguero against Dinamo Zagreb

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola plans to start Aguero against Dinamo Zagrebby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City striker Sergio Aguero will start over Gabriel Jesus in Tuesday’s clash with Dinamo Zagreb.Jesus made it six goals in his last six starts in the 3-1 win over Everton.Manager Pep Guardiola said: “I try to let them both play. I know the guy who does not play is not happy, but that’s what it is.”I think they are real friends – they respect each other. That’s good. It’s important Gabriel goes and scores goals, and Sergio creates chances and scores goals. That is what we want.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson, Joe Root stand a chance to eclipse Rohit Sharma as highest run-getter

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Kane Williamson, Joe Root stand a chance to eclipse Rohit Sharma as highest run-getterICC Cricket World Cup 2019 saw some of the finest power hitters battling it out to become the highest run scorer in the last 47 games.advertisement Saurabh Kumar New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 12:19 IST Williamson has 548 runs from 9 matches at 91.33 whereas Root has amassed 549 runs in 10 innings (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Australia opener David Warner are leading the run charts of World Cup 2019Rohit Sharma (648 runs) remains the highest run scorer in World Cup 2019Williamson has 548 runs from 9 matches at 91.33 whereas Root has amassed 549 runs in 10 inningsIt’s almost time for curtains for World Cup 2019 as two finalists are set to battle it out in the big final at Lord’s on July 14.The game will witness a new team being crowned as champions as England and New Zealand are in search of their maiden World Cup triumph.The world has seen some of the finest batsmen putting on a great show with the willow in the last 47 matches. There were many unexpected misses and some breathtaking performances from players who outlived the expectations.India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, Australia opener David Warner are leading the run charts of World Cup 2019 with Bangladesh’s all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan just behind them at No.3 in the tally.Rohit Sharma (648 runs) remains the highest run scorer in World Cup 2019, despite India’s semi-final loss to New Zealand as David Warner fell one-run short of Rohit’s tally after getting out for 9 in the second semi-final against England.Rohit amassed those runs at an average of 81 with a record 5 hundreds and one half-century in 9 matches. Shakib Al Hasan is currently the third-highest run-scorer with 606 runs in 8 matches at 86.57 with two hundreds and five fifties.England’s top order batsman Joe Root and Kiwi captain Kane Williamson are ranked 4th and 5th in the highest run scorers list of World Cup 2019.Williamson and Root both will get one final opportunity to bat in this tournament on July 14 and eclipse Rohit Sharma as the highest run scorer of the tournament. India Today PhotoWilliamson has 548 runs from 9 matches at 91.33 whereas Root has amassed 549 runs in 10 innings.advertisementAussie skipper Aaron Finch scored 507 runs in the tournament and is positioned 6th whereas England’s opening pair of Jonny Bairstow (496 runs) and Jason Roy(426 runs) are occupying 7th and 10th position in the highest run-getters list.India skipper Virat Kohli(443 runs), who went onto to score five successive half-centuries in the World Cup 2019 holds the 9th rank in the run chart whereas Pakistan’s talented Babar Azam amassed 474 runs in 8 innings and is ranked 8th.Also Read | South Africa didn’t have chance to win World Cup without you: Yuvraj Singh tells AB de VilliersAlso Read | The contradictions and chaos that shattered India’s World Cup dreamAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Rohit SharmaFollow Virat KohliFollow David Warner Nextlast_img read more

Five stories in the news for today Nov 3

first_imgFive stories in the news for Friday, Nov. 3———TEEN WHOSE REMAINS FOUND ON FARM WAS GETTING LIFE BACK ON TRACKThe father of a teen whose remains were found on a farm near Salmon Arm, B.C, says his daughter was getting her life back on track before she went missing in May. Traci Genereaux’s father, Darcy, described the 18-year-old as loud, quick-witted and funny. He also says that she had quit drugs, stopped working in the sex trade and began volunteering at the SPCA because she wanted to become a veterinarian.———HEALTH CANADA EXPANDS EXTINGUISHER RECALL TO 2.7M DEVICESThe Canadian government is expanding a recall of Kidde and Garrison brand fire extinguishers to cover some 2.7 million of the devices in Canada, including some that date back more than 40 years. Health Canada says the fire extinguisher can become clogged or require excessive force to operate and may fail during a fire. Health Canada says the company has received reports of two cases where the extinguishers didn’t work properly in Canada.———UNITED STATES SETS REVISED SOFTWOOD LUMBER DUTIESThe Trudeau government says it will continue to defend the Canadian lumber industry against protectionist trade measures — including possibly turning to litigation. The comment comes after the U.S. Commerce department said Thursday that it will impose smaller penalties on softwood than originally announced. In its final determination, Commerce said most Canadian producers will pay a combined countervailing and anti-dumping rate of 20.83 per cent, down from 26.75 per cent in the preliminary determinations issued earlier this year. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr called the punitive duties “unfair, unwarranted and deeply troubling.”———LIBERAL MP ACCUSED OF INTIMIDATING CONSERVATIVE MPA Conservative MP is accusing a Liberal MP of intimidating her while they were riding a bus around Parliament Hill. Conservative Alice Wong says she was sitting in an aisle seat on Wednesday when Liberal Adam Vaughan entered the bus and hovered over her. Wong says Vaughan waved his hand in her face, chastised and intimidated her for something she had said during question period. Vaughan says he does not share Wong’s description of events, but that does not matter; he says what matters is she felt intimidated. He apologized Thursday in the House of Commons.———NDP APPOINTS TASK FORCE TO END MEDICAL PREMIUMS IN B.C.A task force looking into how to eliminate medical premiums in British Columbia will consult with the public and look at health-funding models in other provinces to find an alternative. The newly appointed panel is expected to deliver a final report on its findings to the province’s NDP government by the end of March. The NDP has already plans to cut the premiums by 50 per cent as of Jan. 1, saving individuals up to $450 a year and families up to $900.———last_img read more

Production Begins on Another SixPack of CraveTVs AwardWinning Original Comedy LETTERKENNY

first_imgAdvertisement LETTERKENNY, Ont. – CraveTV has announced that production is underway on another six-pack of its most-watched series, the Canadian Screen Award-winning LETTERKENNY. Created by and starring Jared Keeso, the celebrated half-hour comedy is produced by New Metric Media in partnership with DHX Media, and shoots on location in and around Sudbury, ON until early August.  New to the writer’s room this season are 19-2 veterans Jesse McKeown and Lynne Kamm. Jonathan Torrens returns to write two episodes, bahd. Anyhoo, here’s what some of the boys had to say.Set to launch later this year, the newest LETTERKENNY six-pack finds The Hicks holding court back at the produce stand for another small-town summer. Affairs of the heart are on tap this season as Wayne (Keeso) and his sweetie, Rosie (Clark Backo), are on shaky ground and Katy (Michelle Mylett) finally chooses between Hockey Players. The Skids might still be on drugs too.“Unapologetically resonant and indisputably revered, the award-winning LETTERKENNY has more bite than black fly season in Ontario,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Original Production, Bell Media. “Kudos to the rock solid creative team, led by Jared and Jacob, and production partners New Metric Media on another outstanding six-pack of this Canadian classic.” Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Twitter As viewers tuned-in to the winter season launch on Canada Day weekend, #Letterkenny had 4 million impressions on Twitter worldwide and 1.1 million impressions in Canada. Season 1 of LETTERKENNY took home three 2017 Canadian Screen Awards: Best Comedy Series, Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series, and Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series. As well, series creator Jared Keeso and co-writer and director Jacob Tierney took home a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award for TV Comedy. Seasons 1 – 3 are currently streaming on CraveTV and Season 1 is also available on iTunes and Google Play.LETTERKENNY revolves around the dustups Wayne (Keeso) and his buds get into with their small-town Ontario rivals. The Hicks, The Skids, and The Hockey Players get at each other about the most mundane things, often ending with someone getting their ass kicked. Wayne, his best bud Daryl (Nathan Dales), Wayne’s free-spirited younger sister Katy (Michelle Mylett), and Wayne’s buddy, Dan (K Trevor Wilson) are all Hicks. CSA-nominated Daniel Petronijevic returns as Hick McMurray and Melanie Scrofano as doting Mrs. McMurray. Dylan Playfair and Andrew Herr reprise their roles as hotshot Hockey Players “Jonesy” and “Reilly”. Tyler Johnston and Evan Stern (RoboCop) return as Skids Stewart and Roald. Lisa Codrington returns as bartender, Gail, and Jacob Tierney as the Christian leader Glen. Mark Forward returns as the temperamental Coach of Letterkenny Irish and Tiio Horn is back as badass leader of The Natives, Tanis. Keeso’s 19-2 co-star, Adrian Holmes, returns to guest star as Modeans bouncer Bradley. Cara Gee (Strange Empire) and Jade Willoughby join the cast as Tanis’ new rez rivals Shyla and Shania.LETTERKENNY is produced by New Metric Media, in partnership with DHX Media in association with Bell Media, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, OMDC Tax Credits and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. Jacob Tierney is executive producer, director, and co-writer. Mark Montefiore and Patrick O’Sullivan are executive producers for New Metric Media. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Executive for Bell Media is Bill Lundy. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Production, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming; Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.Social Media links  CraveTV on Twitter CraveTV on FacebookAbout Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS, WYNONNA EARP, and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and A IS FOR APPLE. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About New Metric MediaNew Metric Media is a film, television, and new media production company that works with top creative talent to produce outstanding content for domestic and international markets. New Metric Media’s past and present projects include the CraveTV hit original comedy LETTERKENNY as well as the half-hour CraveTV comedy WHAT WOULD SAL DO? and the six episode, one hour CityTV/FX Canada limited series BAD BLOOD, to be released in 2017. For more information visit www.newmetricmedia.com.About DHX MediaDHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has 20 offices worldwide. Visit us at www.dhxmedia.com.About CraveTVCreated for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs, and CraveTV will soon be available via select game consoles. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca. Login/Register With:last_img read more

Why Canadas New Cultural Policy Will Be Terrible for the Arts

first_imgAdvertisement Heritage Minister Melanie Joly/ Province of British Columbia Login/Register With: If every generation gets the culture it deserves, then Creative Canada is the cultural policy we deserve. With its panegyrics to innovation, digital solutions, and “creative hubs,” Heritage Minister Melanie Joly’s new strategy, released on September 28, is an unmistakable product of our moment. But beneath the carapace of Silicon Valley jargon and political sloganeering hides a long-standing national anxiety: that Canadian culture is imperilled by American technological disruption. It’s an anxiety at least as old as the 1949 Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences.The Massey Commission, as it is often called, and which ran until 1951, reflected a fear over what the rise of mass culture in general (and television in particular) meant for the survival of a distinctively Canadian culture. The actual historical significance of the commission’s 500-page report—which called for more federal funding for culture and led to the creation of Library and Archives Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts—varies according to who is telling the history. It either laid the policy groundwork for the most important institutions of Canadian intellectual and cultural life over the next half century (including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the National Film Board) or it was a mostly incidental symptom of economic prosperity. What is stunning about the Massey Report today is not only its unembarrassed assertion that culture actually matters but that culture constitutes the bedrock upon which every other national accomplishment rests. In the view of the commissioners, we are talking here about:Nothing less than the spiritual foundations of our national life. Canadian achievement in every field depends mainly on the quality of the Canadian mind and spirit. This quality is determined by what Canadians think and think about; by the books they read, the pictures they see and the programmes they hear.Creative Canada has been touted as revolution in federal cultural policy. It is a matter, we are told, of facing reality, of accepting our digital future. It is also a categorical rejection of “culture” as it was conceived by the authors of the Massey Report. READ MORE Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Sikh Dharma International hosted a fund-raiser for a hospital in Venezuela

first_imgPunjab: Sikh Dharma International (SDI) hosted a fund-raiser for a regional hospital in Venezuela. The lack of food and medicine in that country is overwhelming and raising money is just one-step – finding a way to spend that money on the people who need it. Sikh dharma international hosted the programme with Valentina Keeler and her organization Lejos Pero No Ausentes (Far Away but Not Gone). She sends shipments to Venezuela of basic foods and medicines, through a channel of relatives, and successfully gets supplies in-country where big organizations can’t. Sikh Dharma has send over $11,000 last fall, whereas, Valentina Keeler is still spending and sending packages every month. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain “Sikh Dharma International is working for the good of deprived and needy world over. One of our aim is to help people live with dignity and respectable life by providing basic necessities of life”, said Shanti Kaur Khalsa from Sikh Dharma International. Ivonne Capechhi, a nurse at the hospital and recipient of these shipments, recently wrote: “Friends how to explain the terrible situation that we found yesterday – we need the help of everyone”. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award In the hospital, they deliver medicine basic needed amenities. Sikh dharma international appreciates the foundation Lejos Pero No Ausentes and Valentina Keeler for the special food she sent for malnutrition. Ram Krishan Kaur Khalsa from Sikh Dharma Argentina, the foundation to which she belongs, has made it possible for food to be served to so many people in hunger. Although the fundraiser from Sikh Dharma has finished, please keep the people of Venezuela in your thoughts and prayers. Lejos Pero No Ausentes takes donations directly on their website if you wish to give.last_img read more

Asian stocks mixed in quiet trade Japan buoyed by lower yen

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Asian markets were mixed Thursday in quiet trade amid the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., with Japan’s bourse buoyed by a lower yen.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei rose 1 per cent to 18,338.35 while Shanghai Composite Index was up 3,248.11. Seoul’s fell 0.5 per cent to 1,977.64 while Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 eased 0.1 per cent to 5,480.20. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.4 per cent to 22,578.18. Benchmarks in New Zealand rose but Singapore, Taiwan and Indonesia retreated.WALL STREET: The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes again set records Wednesday in pre-holiday trading. Machinery and equipment makers climbed but technology companies fell. The Dow rose 0.3 per cent to 19,083.18 and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up 0.1 per cent to 2,204.72. The Nasdaq composite shed 0.1 per cent to 5,380.68. U.S. markets will be closed Thursday and will close early on Friday.ANALYST’S TAKE: “Volumes have been poor through U.S. equity markets and that’s hardly a surprise given the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday but the juggernaut that is the bull market continues, albeit slowly,” Chris Weston of IG said in a report. He said the Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks, where the real momentum is, gained for the 14th day in a row. Weston said the U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to go ahead with an interest rate hike in December, especially after the release of a slew of strong economic data.CURRENCY: The dollar rose to 112.83 yen from Wednesday’s 112.60 yen while the euro eased further to $1.0530 from $1.0549.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude rose 5 cents to $48.01 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract slipped 7 cents on Wednesday to close at $47.96. Brent crude, used to price international oils, was flat at $48.95 in London. The contract lost 17 cents in the previous session. FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are in decline early Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, after setting records the previous two days. Drugmaker Eli Lilly is plunging after a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease failed in a study, and health care companies are taking some of the biggest losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Asian stocks mixed in quiet trade, Japan buoyed by lower yen by Eileen Ng, The Associated Press Posted Nov 23, 2016 8:12 am MDT Last Updated Nov 23, 2016 at 9:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

SMMT urges government to consider RAC Foundation reports conclusions on national road

SMMT welcomes the call for a new approach to road transport planning and the challenge to what the RAC Foundation describes as lazy thinking and policy-making based on myth and prejudice. In addition, the report reinforces the point that road users are the only energy users currently paying the full cost of their carbon emissions through taxation like VED and fuel taxes. Christopher Macgowan added, ‘Like nuclear power, investment in road infrastructure and road pricing might seem to be a taboo subject. But that would be entirely wrong. If, as part of an integrated strategy, will bring clear benefits like lower CO2 and better traffic flows, government should consider its merits carefully.’Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) A new report which concludes that investment in roads infrastructure could help lower CO2 emissions, was welcomed today by SMMT. Roads and Reality, published by the RAC Foundation, suggests that national road pricing must be complemented by a road building programme to ensure efficient use of road space, keeping traffic moving and CO2 emissions to a minimum. ‘Congestion benefits no one, not the private motorist, not business and certainly not the environment,’ said SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan. ‘This report makes the point that transport policy designed to deliver freer-flowing traffic, as well as investment in cleaner cars, will drive down CO2 in the years to come.’ read more

Thad Matta likely to receive 300K raise

Thad Matta will likely be receiving a raise. Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith announced Monday that the Ohio State basketball coach’s salary will increase to $3.2 million per year from about $2.9 million per year, pending a Board of Trustees vote. Matta’s contract still goes until July 2019. “We all know Thad’s done a marvelous job since he’s been our coach here of our basketball program,” Smith said in a press conference Monday. Smith said that when he arrived at OSU in 2005, one of his goals was to help make OSU into a program that consistently competes for championships. Matta has done just that. In his ninth year at OSU, Matta has compiled a 234-69 record, has appeared in two Final Fours and won five Big Ten titles. The contract also includes “more stringent requirements for compliance,” an academic bonus based on his team’s performance, a car stipend, and increased flight hours on a private jet during the summer for recruiting, according to a release from the university. Matta said the added responsibilities are not concerning. “All the things in there are the things that I live by,” Matta said. OSU, 13-4 this season, is set to take on Iowa Tuesday night. read more

Having a liein could thwart a mans chance of having children

first_imgIf I were a sub-fertile person I wouldn’t be cutting down on sleepProfessor Alan Pacey Men who are too fond of a morning lie-in could be dramatically damaging their chances of having children, according to new research.A survey of nearly 700 couples found that those where the male partner regularly slept for more than nine hours cut their likelihood of conceiving a baby by 42 per cent.The study, presented today at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual congress, also found that men who slept for under six hours each night were 43 per cent less likely to have a child with their partner than men who slept for eight.The findings suggest that between seven and nine hours sleep a night is ideal for male fecundability – the average probability of causing a pregnancy within a partner’s menstrual cycle.The new research takes into account factors already known to damage sperm quality, such as age, smoking levels, unemployment status and depression, meaning the figures point to a causal link between sleep itself and chances of reproduction. “The metabolism is still going to be there – you will just change them in to a grumpy person that still has a metabolism problem.”“If I were a sub-fertile person I wouldn’t be cutting down on sleep,” added Professor Pacey, calling for more research into the mechanism between sleep and male fertility.“It must be something to do with the testicles or hormones in the brain that make the testicles work,” he said. “It’s not too difficult a system to understand.”The new research was presented alongside a survey of more half a million men by Stanford University which found that those who regularly took the blood pressure drugs beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors were roughly 10 per cent more likely to be infertile.However, British Heart Foundation spokesman Professor Jeremy Pearson said the reduced heart attack and stroke risk from these medications “is likely to far outweigh any detriment to fertility”. 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. However, a British expert advised against simply recommending less sleep for men with fertility problems, saying this would be unlikely to improve their chances of fathering a child and would only make them “grumpy”.Approximately 84 per cent of couples will conceive naturally within one year if they have regular unprotected sex, according to the NHS, but around one in seven couples – about 3.5 million people – do experience problems.The new study by scientists at the University of Boston comprised 695 couples who had been trying to conceive for up to six months prior to enrolling.As well as the sharp decline in fertility either side of the six-to-nine-hour window, the results showed that men who had interrupted sleep or trouble getting to sleep also suffered reduced fecundability.center_img Sperm Different factors can affect sperm quality Dr Lauren Wise, who led the research, said the findings pointed to a hormonal link between sleep and poor male fertility, as the majority of testosterone release takes place at night.Professor Alan Pacey, a sperm expert at the University of Sheffield, agreed that the causal link may be hormonal, and pointed to melatonin, which is also released at night, but said metabolism could be a factor as well.“If the reason certain men need a lot of sleep is because they have a specific metabolism that requires it, you’re not going to change that by making them get up earlier,” he said.last_img read more

Police force describes missing woman as chubby

first_imgShe was found shortly afterwards, but the reference to her as “chubby” was criticised by commenters.One person wrote on the force’s Facebook page: “Chubby build? That’s just plain rude. Medium build, maybe??!”Another added: “Chubby build? I’m sure there must have been a better word to describe the poor lady?!”A third said: “Chubby build? Is your grasp on written English so bad you couldn’t come up with something less offensive?”However, many also pointed out that, presumably, the force was using a description given to them by Elizabeth’s family, with one saying: “The family supply the description. Grow up and stop being offended by everything. Hope they find her soon.”And another added: “Send her my love and hugs. And tell her all people were worried about is that she was called chubby not that she was missing.”Shame on you people as a chubby person myself I think it’s a good why to describe me.”And Liz wouldn’t mind don’t you think she’s got more to worry about than been called chubby.”Gloucestershire Police later thanked the public for sharing the alert.”We’re pleased to let you know that missing person Elizabeth Manley has been found by officers. Thanks for sharing our appeal.” Chubby build? Is your grasp on written English so bad you couldn’t come up with something less offensive?Commenter A police force has come under sharp criticism for describing a missing woman as “chubby”.Gloucestershire Police issued a public appeal to find Elizabeth Manley, 49, who had last been seen in Cambridge on Saturday.A post on the force’s social media channels read: “Elizabeth is described as a white female, in her 40s, chubby build, brown hair, wearing a blue jacket, dark trousers, white checked shirt and trainers.”center_img 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

Jagdeo welcomes CJs ruling reiterates call for Govt to resign swift

General Secretary of the PPP/C Dr Bharrat JagdeoFollowing the High Court Ruling on the challenges to the no confidence resolution, Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has welcomed the decision and renewed calls for the government to resign.Speaking at his Church Street Office following the ruling, Jagdeo reminded that the Government sought to invalidate the no confidence motion on the basis of Charrandas Persaud being a citizen of Canada and the argument of the majority vote.However on both grounds, acting Chief Justice (CJ) Roxanne George upheld the validity of the no confidence motion passed in the National Assembly on December 21 by Speaker of the House Dr Barton Scotland.Given this fact, Jagdeo made it clear that both the legislation and judiciary have spoken on the matter.“The legislation spoke on the night of the 21st when 33 members voted in favour of the no confidence motion. The Speaker declared the motion carried, the Clerk issued a resolution to that effect, the Government sough a review but the speaker…upheld the decision that was made on the 21 of December, that is, that the no confidence motion was validly passed. So the legislation was very clear about the passage of the motion. We were awaiting the judiciary and now the judiciary has spoken” Jagdeo said.As such, he is once again calling on Government to act in accordance with the constitution to resign and to hold elections in the next 90 days.“So right now the Government has to act in accordance with Article 106 (6) of the constitution which states that the cabinet and the President, shall resign upon the successful passage of the motion and it must also proceed in accordance with Article 106 (7) of the constitution which is to hold elections in 90 days” the Opposition Leader reiterated.Failure to adhere to the laws of the constitution according to Jagdeo can lead to a crisis in Guyana.“Failing to do this, procrastination in doing this, can lead to a constitutional crisis and it would mean the violation of the constitution and that is what we are experiencing with this Government” Jagdeo said.Further, the Opposition Leader is also urging the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to act in accordance with the constitution and to begin preparations for elections. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNo-confidence resolution…PPP slams Govt for attempts to escape constitutional provisionDecember 30, 2018In “latest news”No-confidence resolution… Govt has acted in bad faith, reneged on promises – JagdeoJanuary 6, 2019In “latest news”No-confidence appeal – Swift resolution would be great – US AmbassadorApril 9, 2019In “latest news” read more

LAIE demande des réponses aux pays qui abandonnent le nucléaire

first_imgL’AIE demande des “réponses” aux pays qui abandonnent le nucléaireAu cours d’un entretien accordé hier à l’AFP, la nouvelle directrice de l’Agence internationale de l’énergie (AIE) a réclamé des “réponses” et des plans de sortie aux pays qui ont décidé d’abandonner leur programme nucléaire.Selon la nouvelle directrice de l’Agence internationale de l’énergie (AIE), Maria van der Hoeven, le nucléaire “aura sa place” dans l’avenir, et ce malgré la catastrophe de la centrale de Fukushima. C’est la raison pour laquelle elle a demandé aux pays qui avaient renoncé à leur programme (Allemagne, Suisse et Italie) d’apporter des “réponses” et des plans de sortie clairs dans le domaine.”Si vous voulez abandonner le nucléaire, ma question est : “comment allez vous faire face à la demande croissante d’énergie quand vous renoncez à l’une de vos sources ?” Tous les pays et gouvernements qui veulent abandonner le nucléaire doivent répondre à cette question”, a déclaré la directrice exécutive.L’ex-ministre néerlandaise, qui a pris ses fonctions à la tête de l’AIE le 1er septembre et pour quatre ans, a évoqué le cas de l’Allemagne. Selon elle, l’abandon programmé du nucléaire à l’horizon 2022 va avoir des conséquences au niveau européen, avec des importations de l’étranger et des hausses de prix.Du nucléaire et des énergies renouvelables À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalité”Comment allez-vous vous assurer que votre approvisionnement en énergie est suffisant ?”, a-t-elle insisté. “Si votre réponse est : “on va utiliser les énergies renouvelables”, alors ma question est “comment ?”. “Quelle est l’efficacité-coût actuelle des renouvelables ? Comment allez-vous accélérer leur développement ?” Ce sont des questions auxquelles il faut répondre, sinon ce sont des déclarations plutôt gratuites”, estime-t-elle.”Si nous voulons vraiment (et c’est le cas) aller vers un futur avec moins d’émissions de CO2, il n’y a que deux vraies possibilités : le nucléaire, parce qu’il n’en produit pas, et les énergies renouvelables”, a-t-elle déclaré, en soulignant que le gaz pourrait servir “en attendant”.Le 8 septembre 2011 à 11:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Jovetic discusses his start to the new season

first_imgAS Monaco striker Stevan Jovetic has revealed his delight to the start of this season at a press conference on Thursday.The Montenegro international started the 2018-19 campaign with a goal against Nantes last weekend and revealed his joy at opening his goal scoring account of the seaaon.“I am very happy to have scored and delivered a decisive pass against Nantes, it is the best way to start the championship,” Jovetic said to AS Monaco’s official website.“I feel very good. I did all the preparation with the group, which could not be the case last season, it’s very positive.Stevan JoveticSevilla keen to sign Stevan Jovetic Henry Ikenna Ugwu – January 5, 2019 Sevilla has reportedly reignited their interest in signing Stevan Jovetic from AS Monaco as they look to bolster their front line.The Montenegro international spent…“With Falcao we can both evolve, not necessarily on the same line … When Falcao plays, the defenders are always focused on him, that leaves more space for me. His entry brought a lot against Nantes.”“Friendlies do not count, they are made to prepare well. What is important is to win the official matches. Every game is different, the strategy depends on the opponent. At home we will be more likely to play our possession game, to control the games.”“I feel good in this group. I do everything to play more games, help the team by scoring and passing assists. We have many new players, but we have integrated them well. I try to help them get better. They are very good players with a good state of mind.”last_img read more

Football is coming home for England – Dalic

first_imgCroatia manager Zlatko Dalic has backed England to break their international trophy drought after his side lost 2-1 at Wembley in their UEFA Nations League on Sunday.England came from behind to beat Croatia 2-1 at Wembley to progress to the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League, Dalic now believes that Gareth Southgate’s team have the opportunity to finally win a trophy.“They have a young and fast team. It’s coming home, very soon,” Dalic told Sky Sports.Dalic also claimed they lost the game due to fatigue from their Thursday’s 3-2 win against Spain.“It was very difficult for us to recover after the match against Spain. We don’t have such a big squad,” he said.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“In the last 15 minutes, we lost concentration, which could be down to our condition physically.“We can only be proud of everything we’ve achieved this year. We are a small country and don’t have a great infrastructure yet we achieved a great result. We are second in the world and our players have to be proud.“We didn’t play very well in the first half. We were lucky to get into half-time at 0-0. In the second half we played better and had a few chances after scoring but we conceded from two set-pieces. Set-pieces are part of the game so it’s a fair result in the end.”last_img read more

Private Equity Groups Show Interest in Acquiring BusinessWeek

first_imgSeveral potential suitors have expressed interest in acquiring BusinessWeek. Owner McGraw-Hill said this month that it is “exploring strategic options” for the ailing business magazine.Among those that have stepped up include OpenGate Capital, the Los Angeles-based private equity firm that purchased the print edition of TV Guide last year for $1; and Wasserstein & Co. chairman Bruce Wasserstein, BusinessWeek media columnist Jon Fine reported. Financial data on BusinessWeek apparently was sent to interested parties roughly six weeks ago.Representatives for both firms could not be immediately reached for comment. According to Reed Phillips, managing partner at New York-based investment bankers DeSilva + Phillips, BusinessWeek is “not a buy for a strategic buyer” because, in part, the magazine loses too much money.“Opportunistic private equity firms with expertise in media are the most likely prospects,” Phillips wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “OpenGate already has acquired a weekly magazine and is in the process of turning it around. With Jack Kliger at the helm, it makes sense that they might look to take on another weekly. “Like OpenGate,” Phillips continued, “Wasserstein also have experience turning around a weekly—New York—that was losing money. Another play for Wasserstein would be to use BusinessWeek as a horizontal flagship title across all of its industry specific b-to-b magazines at Penton Media, which already owns IndustryWeek. Adding BusinessWeek would give them even more breadth.”According to its financial data, BusinessWeek lost approximately $20 million on $147 million in revenue in 2008 while a slightly smaller loss is anticipated this year, Fine reported. Among companies that were speculated to have interest but are not pursuing a deal for BusinessWeek are Time Inc., Thompson Reuters, Bloomberg and Investcorp.BusinessWeek is expected to hold management presentations in the coming weeks, the report said.last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Ametros Appoints Paul Sighinolfi As Senior Managing Director

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Paul H. Sighinolfi has joined the Ametros Senior Leadership team as Senior Managing Director. Bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, he will provide thought leadership and lead regulatory and policy initiatives, while providing meaningful strategic direction and insight.“Paul and I have known each other for several years. He brings years of experience and a unique perspective,” says Marques Torbert, CEO of Ametros. “We are happy to have him on board to help Ametros continue to innovate and provide thought leadership in our industry.”Ametros strives to enhance the lives of injured parties with innovative and affordable settlement solutions. Ametros focuses heavily on improving the health and well-being of injured workers ensuring that they live happier, healthier, and more productive lives post-settlement.Sighinolfi is an attorney who brings over 30 years of experience in the workers’ compensation industry, most recently as executive director and chair of the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board. Previously, he was a partner at Rudman-Winchell, LLC, directing the workers’ compensation practice group. He also coauthored Maine Employment Guide: Workers’ Compensation and has been a frequent speaker throughout the country on various workers’ compensation topics.“Paul’s experience as the head of the workers’ compensation system in Maine, in addition to previously serving as both a plaintiff and defense attorney gives him a complete view of all sides of our workers’ compensation system and makes him a wonderful fit for our company,” Torbert says.The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) elected Sighinolfi to its Board of Directors in 2014, and he served as its Board Vice President until earlier this year. He is a fellow of the American Bar Association, College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, and was formerly on the Executive Committee of the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators.Additionally, Sighinolfi has served as a director on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine, the Bangor YMCA, and the Girl Scouts of Pioneer Valley.Sighinolfi earned his master’s degree at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and his law degree at the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C.“I’ve worked in many aspects of workers’ compensation, and I truly believe what Ametros is doing is on the cutting edge of the industry,” says Sighinolfi. “I’m thrilled to be joining the Ametros team.”About AmetrosAmetros is the industry leader in post-settlement medical administration and a trusted partner for thousands of members receiving funds from workers’ compensation and liability settlements. Founded in 2010, Ametros provides post-settlement medical management services with significant medical and pharmacy discounts along with automated payment technology and Medicare reporting tools. Headquartered just north of Boston in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Ametros may be reached at 877.275.7415 or via http://www.ametroscards.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Ametros via BusinessWire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Ametros Launches First Of Its Kind CareGuard Mobile AppIn “Business”Wilmington’s Ametros Announces New Board Of Director MemberIn “Business”Wilmington’s Ametros Announces 2 Hires: Vice President of Pharmacy & Managed Care, Director of Clinical SolutionsIn “Business”last_img read more

SCR to run special trains to Ernaklam Kochuveli

first_imgSecunderabad: In order to clear extra rush of passengers, SCR will run 16 special trains on Hyderabad–Kochuveli and Hyderabad–Ernakulam routes. Train No. 07115 Hyderabad – Kochuveli Special Train will depart Hyderabad at 21.00 hours and arrive in/leave Secunderabad at 21:30/21:40 hrson 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th September (Saturdays) and arrive in Kochuveli at 03.20 hours on Mondays. Also Read – International Persian Summer School concludes at MANUU Advertise With Us In the return direction, Train No. 07116 Kochuveli – Hyderabad Special Train will depart Kochuveli at 07:45 hours on 9th, 16th, 23rd& 30th September (Mondays) and arrive in/leave Secunderabad at 13:20/13:25 hours on the next day and arrive in Hyderabad at 14:00 hours. En route, these special trains will also stop at Nalgonda, Piduguralla, Guntur, Tenali, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Tirupati, Chittoor, Katpadi, Ambur, Vaniyambadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palghat, Ottapalam, Thrisur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Kayankulam and Kollam stations in both the directions. Also Read – Concerns of marine and fresh water pollution must be addressed on priority basis: Vice President Advertise With Us Train No. 07117 Hyderabad–Ernakulam Special Train will depart Hyderabad at 12.50 hours and arrive in/leaveSecunderabad at 13:15/13:20 hours on 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th September (Wednesdays) and arrive in Ernakulam at 17.30 hours on Thursdays. In the return direction, Train No. 07118 Ernakulam–Hyderabad Special Train will depart Ernakulam at 21:30 hours on 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th September (Thursdays) and arrive in/leave Secunderabad at 22:20/22:25 hours on the next day and arrive in Hyderabad at 22:55 hours. Advertise With Us En route these special trains will also stop at Nalgonda, Piduguralla, Guntur, Tenali, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Tirupati, Chittoor, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palghat, Ottapalam, Thrisur and Aluva stations in both the directions. These trains will consist of AC II tier, AC III tier, Sleeper class coaches.last_img read more

How Houstons Pothole Initiative Works

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /14:17 Sharecenter_img X Marc-Olivier Jodoin/unsplash In 2016, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner launched his pothole repair initiative, which called on residents to report potholes to 311 with the goal being to repair them by the next business day.This week, the city announced that, in 2018, the initiative had managed to repair 100 percent of the reported potholes (that fit the definition of pothole and were located in city jurisdiction) by the next business day.In the audio above, Walter Hambrick of Houston Public Works explains how the program works, how the city defines a pothole, and why we have so many of them here.last_img read more