Drivers Reminded to Stay Safe During the Holidays

first_imgWith the festive season underway, the province is urging drivers to stay safe and sober behind the wheel. “Keeping impaired drivers off our roads is important all year round,” said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “However, during the busy holiday season, we’re reminding drivers to take extra care and be responsible.” Campaigns such as Operation Christmas have law-enforcement agencies targeting those who drive while impaired by setting up checkpoints throughout the province. Operation Christmas is a joint effort by government and police agencies to improve highway safety in Nova Scotia. The Insurance Bureau of Canada’s annual Operation Red Nose campaign, which has volunteers drive callers home in their own vehicles, is another important program that encourages responsible drinking and driving behaviour. MADD’s Red Ribbon campaign reminds Nova Scotians to drive safe and sober and that injuries and deaths resulting from impaired driving are completely avoidable. “Ultimately, it’s all about preventing needless deaths and injuries on our roadways,” said Margaret Miller, national president of MADD Canada. “We commend the Nova Scotia government for its recent initiatives and add that, in the end, these measures will help to insure that more Nova Scotian families will be sitting safety around their holiday table.” Ninety-nine people were killed on Nova Scotia roads last year. Of those, 32 were alcohol-related fatalities. Alcohol was the leading contributing factor to fatal collisions in the province last year. “Nova Scotians expect, and deserve, safe highways and streets. And we all share in this responsibility,” said Mr. Scott. “I hope this holiday will be safe and happy for all Nova Scotians.” The province has introduced several legislative, enforcement and awareness initiatives to fight impaired driving, including an alcohol ignition interlock program and the integrated impaired driving enforcement unit. Last month, the province introduced tough, new legislation to fight impaired driving. The proposed legislation would increase the suspension time for people who blow between .05 and .08 on roadside alcohol screening tests.last_img read more

CanadaUK produced Sundance doc Tokyo Idols looks at obsessive culture in Japan

first_imgWhat would sound alarm bells in the West appears widely accepted. The fans say they feel more comfortable around the idols and are too shy to talk to grown women. “I also tried to be cute. It took me a long time to realize that I didn’t have to conform to this. It’s very difficult to undo this process; it’s very ingrained.”By: Linda Barnard “I think those men feel somehow threatened by women of their own age,” said Miyake, 40, a Peabody Award-winning filmmaker who left Japan at age 26 to study the history of English witchcraft at Oxford University. Miyake doesn’t pass judgment in “Tokyo Idols” about “this thing that’s taken over the cultural scene,” although she questions fans, idols and one performer’s mother about the appropriateness of middle-aged men mooning over very young girls. Miyake follows 19-year-old Rio Hiiragi, who fears she’s coming close to her idol expiration date and campaigns relentlessly to stay on top. “I can’t do this forever,” she says. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “This is a business based on illusion and misunderstanding and these guys are obsessive types, so some do get it wrong and could turn aggressive,” Miyake said. The idols are getting progressively younger. One male fan praises his pre-teen idol crush for being “underdeveloped.” Another grey-haired man spends hours making glittery T-shirts to wear to shows by his favourite teen idol. Miyake also understands the pressure young girls are under in Japan, a society where gender roles tend to the traditional. Facebook Advertisement These carefully timed 60-second meetings with the idols include only one physical interaction: a handshake. An everyday act in many countries, it has sexual undercurrents in Japan, said Miyake. While most men “play by the rules” when meeting idols, one of them 20-year-old Mayu Tomita, was stabbed repeatedly by a lovesick fan last May.center_img Login/Register With: Among them is 43-year-old Koji Yoshida, who drops thousands of dollars a year on idol concert tickets and meet-and-greet “handshake events.” Advertisement Her mostly male fans — who call themselves Rio’s brothers — are socially awkward types not comfortable spending time with women their own age. “Yes, it’s creepy,” acknowledges writer-director Kyoko Miyake of the middle-aged men obsessively following anime-inspired J-pop female idols half their age — and younger — in her documentary “Tokyo Idols.” “I grew up in Japan and I always felt awkward because I couldn’t be cute or act cute and I felt very judged,” Miyake said. Miyake sought out Canadian and U.K. financing rather than Japanese money for the film, allowing her to make the movie her way and be “quite free of censorship” in exploring the idol phenomenon. Advertisement Shot in Japan, the Canada-U.K produced film had its world premiere at Sundance last Friday and will eventually air on Canada’s Super Channel. She hopes “Tokyo Idols” can start a conversation about why some men feel they can only relate to young girls “because in Japan, we are not talking to each other.” Some 10,000 idols are part of a $1-billion annual industry in Japan, where looking “fresh” and “cute” is the goal. Usually under 20, the singer-dancers perform in fantasy costumes that echo schoolgirls, French maids and kittens. Twitterlast_img read more

May faces more Brexit woes after UK minister quits

first_imgLONDON — The latest minister to quit British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government because of Brexit says the prime minister’s divorce deal with the bloc would leave Britain outnumbered and outmanoeuvred in future negotiations.Ex-Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah likens the agreement to a soccer match where the opposing team is the both referee and rule-maker.The agreement endorsed by EU leaders last weekend includes the legally binding terms of the U.K.’s departure and an ambitious but vague declaration on future relations.Gyimah said Saturday that the agreement was “a deal in name only. We’ve got a wish-list of aspirations that we intend to negotiate with the EU (after) we’ve lost our voice, our veto and our vote.”Britain’s Parliament is due to vote on the accord Dec. 11.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Crime Branch arrests two sharpshooters in Rohini

first_imgNew Delhi: The Special Operation Squad of Crime Branch arrested two sharpshooters of Naresh Sethi- Raju Basodi gang after a brief encounter in Rohini.Police said that they are wanted in three cases of murder and two robbery cases of Haryana. Police said one of the arrested gangsters is carrying a reward of Rs One lakh by Haryana Police and is a parole jumper. The other is a proclaimed offender in a murder case. The accused were identified as Ravi (25) and Rohit (27) who were nabbed from Rohini. The gang members belong to Jhajjar and Sonipat area. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThis gang has recently joined hands with another gang of Delhi – the Jitender gang of Alipur. Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rajiv Ranjan said that the gang has been operating in Jhajjar-Bahadurgarh-Yamuna Nagar-Panipat area of Haryana and is primarily involved in contract killings, handling disputed properties and extortion in Sonipat and Jhajjar District. The arrest was made by the team led by DCP (Crime) Joy Tirkey. The day when they were arrested both of them took out firearms and started shooting at the police party in the Rohini area. Fortunately, no one was injured. The Crime Branch team managed to overpower the suspects after a brief chase.last_img read more

President frees 762 prisoners to mark Vesak

The Justice Ministry said that 117 prisoners at the Welikada prison, 62 in Palakale and 50 inmates of the Anuradhapura prison are among those freed today.All those freed were in jail for minor offenses and did not include convicts jailed for rape, child abuse or heroin use and drug trafficking. President Maithripala Sirisena today released 762 prisoners under a Presidential pardon to mark Vesak.An event was held at the Welikada prison to free the inmates with the participation of the President. Among the prisoners freed are 736 males and 26 females, the Justice Ministry said. Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorale said that the President used the powers vested in him to grant pardon to the 762 prisoners. read more

Huawei Canada says it met federal security requirements for new Arctic 4G

OTTAWA — Huawei Canada says it has received federal approval to work with a northern telecom company and an Inuit development corporation to extend high-speed 4G wireless services to 70 communities in the Arctic and northern Quebec.Alykhan Velshi, the vice president of corporate affairs for the Canadian arm of the Chinese telecommunications giant, says the new project was approved under the federal Security Review Program, which is designed to protect critical infrastructure.The program is run by the Communications Security Establishment, in conjunction with the Public Safety Department, Global Affairs Canada and other federal departments.A spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale referred questions of about today’s announcement to CSE, which did not immediately reply.Huawei is a controversial company in Canada because its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is at the centre of a diplomatic battle between Canada and China since her arrest in Vancouver in December on an extradition warrant from the United States, which wants her on fraud charges.Huawei is waiting for a federal decision on whether it will be allowed to supply equipment for next-generation 5G wireless networks in the rest of the country, amid pressure from the U.S. not to do business with a company it views as an organ of Chinese military intelligence — an allegation the company denied again today.Huawei’s announcement in Ottawa is about extending 4G service, which is common in populated areas in southern Canada, to more rural and remote parts of the North.The Canadian Press read more

Canadian pot growers say marijuana byproduct a wasted opportunity for industry

VANCOUVER — Licensed marijuana producers in Canada are throwing out thousands of kilograms of plant waste each year in what some of them say is a missed opportunity to find other uses for the byproduct.Health Canada’s destruction policy for producers makes it impossible to benefit or learn from the potentially valuable waste product, said Terry Lake, the vice-president of corporate social responsibility at Hydropothecary, a licensed producer in Gatineau, Que.“We’re growing like 3,000 kilograms to a 108,000 thousand kilograms each year, that’s an awful lot of waste,” said Lake, who is a former health minister in British Columbia.Lake said almost half of everything Hydropothecary grows is tossed into the compost bin.Like its cousin the hemp plant, Lake said the stems of the marijuana plant could be used as fibre for a wealth of products like T-shirts, animal feed and housing siding.“The stalk could be used as a reinforcer for cement, another use of hemp fibre, or could be used as insulation,” said Lake.Shawn McDougall, production manager at BlissCo, a licensed producer in Langley, B.C., said the company mixes leftover stalks, stems and leaves into its food waste compost, and must report the amount dumped to Health Canada.“There is some great future potential stuff there, but we’re mandated by Health Canada to destroy and dispose,” said McDougall.Lake said Hydropothecary has to undergo the same process.No one from Health Canada was available for an interview.McDougall and Lake said most of the plant material underneath the flowered buds, such as leaves, stems, and stalks, all have negligible amounts of THC, the active chemical ingredient found in marijuana plants.McDougall said for years when marijuana was unregulated in California and Oregon personal growers would juice the leaves and stems of the plant, turning them into a beverage.BlissCo CEO Damian Kettlewell said juicing is just one of the applications they would like to develop after legalization in Canada later this year, along with distilled marijuana resin, commonly known as shatter.“We are in the process of doing research on edibles and on vape pens, and then we anticipate there will be other high concentrate and high THC products like shatter available as well,” said Kettlewell.McDougall said none of the company’s plants are sprayed with pesticides.While purchasing cannabis from a licensed dealer will become legal in the coming months, people waiting to buy legalized edibles and other products will have to wait longer.Health Canada has said edibles and specific concentrates will be legalized no later than 12 months after the Cannabis Act comes into force.Lake said Health Canada is likely overwhelmed with the pending marijuana legislative changes, but it is only be a matter of time before the agency reverses its policies on the potential benefits to be found in byproducts from marijuana plants.“I have every confidence that in the future they’ll look at how we can utilize what is now just a waste product into something that’s useful for Canadian society.” read more

Decade after global treatys adoption persons with disabilities still at grave disadvantage

“In the past decade, we have seen much progress. But, persons with disabilities continue to face grave disadvantages,” Mr. Ban told a high-level meeting on the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), organized by the UN General Assembly.Adopted on 13 December 2006, the Convention is now one of the most widely ratified international human rights instruments with 169 Parties.Along with its Optional Protocol, the Convention has helped to promote the rights and advancement of persons with disabilities and bring them to the centre of development efforts, he said. This year, the world embarked on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with 17 integrated and interdependent goals, widely known as the SDGs. The UN chief urged the international community to end discrimination, remove barriers and ensure equal participation for all persons with disabilities, who are still commonly denied fundamental rights, and are more likely to live in poverty.Children with disabilities are less likely than their non-disabled peers to start school or complete a full education. And adults with disabilities are less likely to be employed. Inaccessible work places, discrimination and negative attitudes are a major barrier. People with disabilities also have more difficulty in accessing health-care providers with appropriate skills, and they are more vulnerable to secondary health conditions and premature death, he added.As the Sustainable Development Goals promise to leave no one behind, “we must secure the full inclusion and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society and development,” he said.Disability is addressed in the 2030 Agenda, a Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action adopted at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, and the New Urban Agenda adopted in October by the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador. “Our duty now is to turn these commitments into action,” he said.Also today, various events were held at the UN Headquarters to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Convention’s adoption and International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is annually observed on 3 December. These included an award ceremony for good practices in the employment of persons with disabilities and the soft launch of the UN-backed CRPD mobile application. read more

Eel migration mystery that has puzzled ecologists since Aristotle about to be

Researchers claim the eels spawn and die somewhere in the Sargasso Sea, a vast area off the east coast of the United States and north of the Caribbean. The mystery of eel migration which has puzzled ecologists since Aristotle is about to be solved, the Environment Agency has said as it announced plans to locate their origin. 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. As numbers have dropped by 98 per cent since the seventies, experts from the Environment Agency created a method to track European eel migration routes. Three eels were captured in a small river on the island of San Miguel,… The critically endangered species travel some 3,700 miles from Europe across the Atlantic Ocean to spawn – but where exactly remains completely unknown. read more

Online auctions for mining equipment

first_imgAs a global leader in marketing mining related surplus, Mine Source has pioneered the use of an online auction specifically geared to the mining industry. “Mine Source makes use of its’ decades of mining knowledge and contacts to market solely to the mining industry” explains Matt Alexander, Partner at Mine Source. “Other online auctions (L to R) Mark Alexander, David Alexander and Matt Alexander mix a few pieces of mining related items amongst a multitude of other listings. Ours is the only online auction to exclusively serve mining,” he explains.This dedication to the industry is being quickly embraced by customers. Major mining companies, mid-tier, and junior mining companies as well as mining contractors are all listing equipment with Mine Source Auctions. Buyers range from mining companies to OEMs to remanufacturing shops to the general public.The main benefits Mine Source Auctions clients are realising are simple and three fold. They are a) accountability, b) efficiency and c) accessibility.a) Today’s mining companies understand corporate responsibility. Using Mine Source Auctions ensures surplus assets are managed in an organised and open forum. Everything is accounted forb) With a multitude of mining companies listing surplus in one online location, it makes it very simple when the world knows where to go to acquire mining surplus. Once there, the system is easy to use and well organisedc) Buyers and sellers alike like the open auction format because it allows everyone to get in on opportunities. If you can take the item away, you can bid on it. It is open to the world and you don’t have to be an insider.“Mine Source Auctions has been growing quickly and we expect this pace to accelerate as our buyers and sellers benefit from the efficiency that a dedicated industry auction brings to the marketplace,” explains Alexander.last_img read more

Amazing video captures oak tree growing from an acorn over 8 months

first_imgIt’s nice to stop and appreciate the little things from time to time. Take oak trees for example. Oaks produce acorns, and each acorn contains one seed that takes months to mature. Waiting for a tree to sprout from an acorn can take a while, but photographer and plant aficionado Neil Bromhall captured the 8-month-long process of an acorn growing into a tree with a fantastic 3-minute-long time-lapse video.Bromhall runs a website called Right Plants 4 Me. Here, he has 3,724 plants catalogued in a database with a wealth of information about each one. He currently has 187 time-lapse videos of various plants and flowers. The site is definitely a great resource and the time-lapse videos are an extra nice bonus.Like the shots we’ve seen in programs like Planet Earth, Bromhall followed the nut as it broke through its shell and rose above ground to continue its long growing process. Bromhall said that he probably wouldn’t have tied up his studio for so long had he known it would take so much time. However, the result was worth the wait.Bromhall collected the acorn in September and filmed the growth in an underground set using a 2-hour interval between exposures. The acorn split shortly after it was planted and continued to shed its shell during the winter months. The root began to grow in January, and the shoot appeared the following month. The shoot broke through the soil in March and the leaves started forming between March and April.Using a Nikon D300 to film the process, Bromhall used a 55mm macro Nikkor lens and a studio flash. The video’s music fits the growing acorn’s movements perfectly. It’s amazing to watch 8-months of growth sped up in just a 3-minute-long video. When the shoot finally emerges from the soil, the leaves unfurl and wave around uneasily like a fawn taking its first steps after being born.Bromhall has a number of amazing time-lapse videos to check out on his site, so try searching for your favorite tree, plant, or flower and see if it’s one of the 187 he’s captured in a time-lapse video.Read more at Right Plants 4 Me, via New Scientistlast_img read more

RIM préparerait à son tour sa tablette Internet

first_imgRIM préparerait à son tour sa tablette InternetCanada – La firme Research In Motion (RIM), fabricant du smartphone BlackBerry, serait à son tour en train de développer une tablette Internet pour concurrencer Apple et son iPad.Le constructeur canadien développerait en effet une tablette au départ destinée au marché des liseuses de livres numériques. Initialement équipée d’un écran monochrome, elle aurait finalement été modifiée pour pouvoir rivaliser avec l’iPad et autres tablettes qui préparent leur arrivée sur un marché très prometteur.D’après le magazine Boy Genius Report, cette tablette devrait être dotée d’un écran de 8,9 pouces et serait équipée d’une connexion Bluetooth ou Wi-Fi. Conçue comme un terminal secondaire, elle ne devrait pas pouvoir embarquer de carte sim et ne disposera pas de module de téléphonie mobile intégré.Visant des usages multimédia et des loisirs classiques, c’est au plus tard en décembre prochain que la tablette de RIM devrait être commercialisée.Le 14 mai 2010 à 17:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Manger gras fait planer comme la marijuana

first_imgManger gras fait planer comme la marijuanaSelon une récente étude américaine, la consommation d’aliments gras entrainerait le corps à produire des molécules provoquant une sensation semblable à celle de la marijuana. Une réaction chimique qui favoriserait néanmoins une prise alimentaire excessive. On savait déjà que certains aliments étaient capables de nous remonter le moral, mais on ignorait encore à quel point. Une nouvelle étude publiée cette semaine dans la revue Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) a permis de découvrir que la nourriture grasse conduisait notre corps à produire des substances chimiques appelées endocannabinoïdes. Des molécules dont l’effet est très semblable à celui de la marijuana. En effet, ces substances ont été découvertes il y a quelques années alors que les chercheurs s’interrogeaient sur les mécanismes engendrés par ce dérivé du cannabis. Au cours de leurs expériences, ils se sont en fait aperçus qu’avec des stimuli adéquats, le corps était tout à fait capable de produire ces propres cannaboïdes, agissant sur le système nerveux pour réduire les sentiments de tristesse et d’anxiété. L’effet bien-être de la nourriture grasse serait donc tout sauf dû au hasard.Seul problème : l’étude américaine a également révélé que ces endocannabinoïdes avaient la propriété de stimuler l’envie d’aliments gras tels que frites ou autres. Un cercle vicieux qui conduirait peu à peu à une surconsommation de graisses, mais qui n’a pas été observé pour des aliments très sucrés ou très protéinés. “C’est la première fois que l’on démontre que les endocannabinoïdes, identifiés dans l’intestin, jouent un rôle important dans la régulation de la consommation de graisses”, a expliqué Daniele Piomelli chercheur en pharmacologie à l’Université californienne de Irvine cité par The Independent.Courir plutôt que mangerÀ lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?Opter pour de la nourriture grasse semblerait donc bien ne pas être le meilleur moyen pour se sentir mieux. Face aux résultats de ces recherches, le New York Times a ainsi rappelé l’existence d’une alternative plus saine pour atteindre cet état de bien être. Une étude du Georgia Institute of Technology datant de 2003, a en effet démontré que courir pendant 50 minutes de manière intense sur un tapis de course ou bien faire du vélo produit “un sentiment de liberté et de flottement” semblable. Néanmoins, la récente américaine pourrait être utilisée par la recherche médicale pour mettre au point un médicament capable de bloquer la réception des signaux activés par les endocannabinoïdes dans l’intestin, et ainsi rompre le cycle qui encourage la surconsommation de graisses.   Le 7 juillet 2011 à 16:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ronaldo doubts Neymar will play for Real Madrid

first_imgDuring an interview this Thursday the Brazilian legend opened up about everything, but he revealed that he doubts Neymar will ever play for Real Madrid.Every time we get a chance to hear Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario is a good day, he recently gave Diario AS from Spain an interview in which he revealed some very interesting information about Neymar possibly going to Real Madrid. To those who don’t know, Ronaldo’s company 9nine has 20% of Neymar’s image rights and they usually have sensitive information in regards to the PSG player’s future. So this interview was most important to know for sure if Real Madrid is actually going after the former Barcelona player or not, but it wasn’t easy for the interviewer to get information from the Brazilian legend because he knows how to take care of his clients very well. During the long interview, Ronaldo Nazario talked about Real Madrid’s life after Cristiano, his legacy in football, and he also spoke about that sensitive subject in regards to Neymar’s future as either a Real Madrid or a PSG player.the KING ? @KingJames pic.twitter.com/YEmSYN6AyX— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) August 30, 2018The Brazilian legend was first questioned about Real Madrid’s chances to fight for trophies this season and he believes they will remain competitive despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure: “For me, Real Madrid is still favorite because if there is a club that is always favorite to win everything, that club is Real Madrid which has won the last 4 out of 5 Champions. They are just as favorite as before. It will always be Madrid, a club with a long tradition and even more so in this competition. Barça is also a candidate. The English clubs have gotten some very interesting signings this summer, but they are just not on the same level as Madrid or Barça. I hope Bale is the one who scores the goals now that Cristiano is not around, Real Madrid will always have players who can score goals. If one of them is not around, it has to be another because that’s how the team must work. A squad is not only one player even if he looks more competitive than his teammates, you have to work as a collective,” said Ronaldo.Ronaldo Nazário: “Imagina una Selección con nosotros dos en el ataque… Cuántos goles habríamos marcado juntos. Ahora es tu turno, Neymar”. ??? pic.twitter.com/HjEfv0gzU1— Invictos (@InvictosSomos) December 24, 2017The former Brazil international finally touched on the Neymar subject and revealed some very interesting information and he also spoke a little about Kylian Mbappé’s rise to stardom: “The whole Neymar to Real Madrid situation is not that clear, the interest from either side has never been so clear to me at least. I think Madrid can be interested in every great player, they are always keeping an eye out for the best. If you ask ten clubs if they want Neymar, 9 of them will say they do. But that is very different from actually being an offer for him, I just don’t think there is right now. We can’t play with the fans’ feelings over this. I don’t think the deal is very convenient and I don’t think there even was a negotiation but there was always information coming from the outside. Neymar’s World Cup performance wasn’t good, it wasn’t a great month for him. Mbappé still needs to improve to be compared with Neymar, Messi or Cristiano, but he does have great potential. He is very good, has a lot of speed and versatility. PSG have a great squad, but they need a lot more than just great players to win the Champions League,” said the Brazilian.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.¡FENÓMENO! ?Ronaldo Nazario ?? el único jugador en anotar en El Clásico portando la playera del Barcelona y la de Real Madrid.También en hacer gol en el Derby de Milan con el jersey de Inter y AC Milan. pic.twitter.com/5sps3GAZNL— Mente Futbolera (@somoslamente) August 23, 2018To close with this amazing interview, Ronaldo touched on another sensitive subject that has to do with the injuries that prevented him to stay on that insane level of competition by the end of the nineties. The Brazilian legend doesn’t regret anything that happened throughout his career and he thinks it’s not healthy to think about the past and what could’ve been if he hadn’t picked up those two horrible knee injuries: “I have no problem with not winning the Champions League during my career, that motivated me to try and win it for many years and it made me a better player. I’m still very happy for everything I achieved during my career. I could think about what could’ve been if I hadn’t gotten injured, but I just don’t want to. I used to always look for a reason why it happened to me but that’s what destiny had for me, it helped me become a better person and know myself a lot better. I fought to get back after the injury but then another one came and that’s what happened. I’m not complaining about anything. If it hadn’t happened to me, I don’t think I would’ve been a better player,” he finished.Día de @ChampionsLeague en Mónaco para @Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/x40PIbA2KP— David Espinar (@despinar) August 30, 2018Do you think Ronaldo is hiding information he knows about Neymar or is he telling the truth? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Lewandowski I could see myself ending my career at Bayern Munich

first_imgRobert Lewandowski is not thinking about leaving Bayern Munich anytime soon, despite being linked with lucrative moves away from the clubThe Polish striker is highly-rated within the football world following an impressive eight years in Germany with both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern.In fact, Lewandowski has scored 190 goals in 273 Bundesliga games and is just another four goals shy of equaling Bayern legend Claudio Pizarro as the league’s fifth-highest scorer.Despite having been linked with moves to Real Madrid, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain over the past year, Lewandowski announced he only identifies with Bayern.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.“There’s a very good chance I’ll be here for a long time yet,” Lewandowski told Sport Bild.“I’m not thinking about going anywhere else. Since putting the rumours to rest, my heart has been 100 per cent with Bayern.“I fully identify with the club. I could definitely see myself ending my career at Bayern.”Lewandowski, who has already scored 22 goals in 24 appearances across all competitions this season, is contracted at Bayern until 2021.last_img read more

Mamamoos Hwasa responds to claims she takes off clothes for fame

first_imgMAMAMOO’s Hwasa is well known for wearing raunchy outfitsFacebook/RBW.MAMAMOOHwasa of K-pop pop vocal quartet Mamamoo is well known for wearing skin-tight and revealing clothes during her performances. The 23-year-old artist has now responded to the criticisms regarding her choice of outfits.During an episode of SBS’ We Will Channel You, comedian Yang Se Hyung said: “People say it’s (the outfits are) only possible because it is Hwa Sa.” Hwasa responded: “I saw a comment stating I took off clothes for fame. I was just being me so I was startled after coming across such comment.””Overseas, they wear stickers instead of a bra when wearing a see-through top. I was also shocked after seeing that, so I got to reflect on myself and came to understand the malicious comments,” she added. Adding on, she also dished about her love life. She said: “There was this guy I loved. He gave me a lot of love, and it was so pure. But as time went on, while I was working, I became distant from him. So I wondered, ‘Why are you only breathing for me? You’re a fool.’ But it turned out I was the fool.””He was my first and last man,” she added. “We first met in winter. I followed him around for a year, but he refused me. Then after we started dating, he fell for me.””It was a love story in Seoul. If I wanted to eat something, he would bring it to me, even if it was 5 a.m. Even if he was sleeping, he would come to me. He was so consistent. I thought that’s what all the men in the world were like,” Hwasa went on.The Twit singer also talked about her ideal type. She said: “When I was younger, I liked someone who was gentle. However, that’s just a fantasy. Now I like naive men. That’s what my dad is like. He has no greed, and he’s very naive. He loves me the way I am, and he likes to share.”last_img read more

Modis digital push bolsters Indias appetite for egold

first_imgAn Indian salesperson calculates the price of gold bracelets at a jewellers in Hyderabad on July 22, 2015.NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty ImagesIndia’s appetite for gold is insatiable.While the country’s $34 billion market for gold is changing, thanks to government regulations, the love for yellow metal fails to die down. In fact, the advent of smartphones, e-wallets and some investment programs are bringing new buyers into the business.Online gold purchases have been growing worldwide for years. But they are a new idea in India, where jewelry and pieces of gold are often kept by individuals or given as gifts, a report by Reuters said.”In India, the action is really starting now. The digitization of the economy will certainly lead to the digitization of gold,” Somasundaram PR, managing director of India operations for the World Gold Council, told Reuters. He believes the digitalization of gold will grow in the coming 12-24 months.A lot of it has to do with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to Digital India initiative as his government is exploring ways to digitally empower every citizen.But the situation is slightly different with gold. In the last few years, Indian households have allocated a larger portion of their savings in physical assets as lower returns from financial assets and high inflation have eroded real returns and led to an increase in gold price.However, the sentiment has changed considerably over the past year due to softening of inflation and amidst growing interest in the elctronic gold.India’s gold imports in February dropped a quarter from a year earlier to 63 tonnes as higher prices curtailed demand in the world’s second-biggest consumer of bullion.Gold is an essential part of the bride’s dowry in India, the world’s second-largest consumer of yellow metal, and also a popular gift from family and guests at weddings.Nitin Misra, senior vice president at digital wallet provider Paytm, told Reuters that “about 40 percent of sales” happen during the “off-season” for buying gold in India.As of December 2017, about 1.4 million of its customers held some gold balance in their electronic accounts.Market experts believe gold trading will increase in the coming weeks ahead of Akshaya Tritiya festival on April 18 when buying gold is considered auspicious.According to the World Gold Council estimates, total Indian gold demand stood at 727 tons in 2017, and is expected to rise to 800 tons in 2018. In China, the country using the most gold, demand was 953.3 tons last year.last_img read more

LSAC Hosts Law School Forum in DC

first_imgLSAC is scheduled to hold a Law School Forum July 23 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Forums are held in cities throughout the United States to give prospective law students an opportunity to talk personally with representatives from ABA-approved law schools and attend informative workshops. Admission to all Law School Forums is free. By preregistering, you can save time at the forum and receive reminders and updates about the forums, including other great things to do in the cities where forums are being held. To register, visit http://lsac.org/2016forums/.last_img read more

Camp Registration Open

first_imgFor more information and to register, athletes can visit the camp website online. For questions, please contact assistant coach Griffin Joiner at griffin@gocards.com. This camp will provide specific instruction on fielding, throwing, footwork, tags, base work, communication and other skills necessary to improve as a middle infielder.Hitting instruction will also be included. Camp is open to the first 24 participants. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19Lockdown Defense – Corner InfieldCorner Infield Defense & Offensive Skills | $130 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00-4:00 PM Catchers will receive skill instruction on receiving, blocking, throwing, fielding, communication, and tips on how to make an impact behind the plate.Hitting instruction will also be included.Camp is open to the first 16 participants.TUESDAY, JUNE 25The Pitching AthletePitching and Defense | $100 | 9:00-11:30 AM Louisville Softball Summer CampsGrades: 7-12Location: Don Dobina Field at Ulmer StadiumDates/Camps: Listed below The Louisville coaching staff will direct the camps which focus on offense and defense and include skill-specific sessions including: infield (middle and corners) outfield and catchers. Story Links This camp will provide specific instruction on fielding, throwing, footwork, tags, base work, communication and other skills necessary to improve as a corner infielder.Hitting instruction will also be included. Camp is open to the first 24 participants. MONDAY, JUNE 24Lockdown Defense – CatchersCatcher Defense & Offensive Skills | $130 | 9:00 AM-11:30 PM & 1:00-4:00 PM Add-on option: Offense | $50 | 1:00-2:00 PM This camp will focus on arm care, instruction on each pitch, and fielding the position.You must provide your own catcher.Catchers will be charged $10.Camp is open to the first 6 pitchers. Pitchers and their catchers have the option of an add on hitting session that will cover knowing the zone, pitch recognition, and barrel control.This session is open to 12 participants that must have participated in the pitching session. Lockdown Defense – OutfieldOutfield and Offensive Skills | $110 | 4:00-7:30 PM Add-on option: Offense | $50 | 1:00-2:00 PM This camp will focus on arm care, instruction on each pitch, and fielding the position.You must provide your own catcher.Catchers will be charged $10.Camp is open to the first 6 pitchers. Pitchers and their catchers have the option of an add on hitting session that will cover knowing the zone, pitch recognition, and barrel control.This session is open to 12 participants that must have participated in the pitching session. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12The Pitching AthletePitching and Defense | $100 | 9:00-11:30 AM This camp will cover drills to help you develop your fielding, throwing, and communication skills necessary to become an elite outfielder at the next level.Camp is open to the first 16 outfielders. MONDAY, JUNE 17The Pitching AthleteOption 1: Pitching and Defense | $100 | 9:00-11:30 AMOption 2: Pitching and Defense | $100 | 1:00-3:30 PM Add on option: Offense | $50 | 5:00-6:30 PM This camp will focus on arm care, instruction on each pitch, and fielding the position.Participants will select either Option 1 or Option 2; they are the same camp. You must provide your own catcher.Catchers will be charged $10.Camp is open to the first 6 pitchers.  Pitchers and their catchers that attended either pitching session will have the option of an add on hitting session that will cover knowing the zone, pitch recognition, and barrel control.This session is open to 24 participants that must have participated in the pitching session.TUESDAY, JUNE 18Lockdown Defense – Middle InfieldMiddle Infield Defense & Offensive Skills | $130 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00-4:00 PM 2019 Summer Camps Registration for the University of Louisville 2019 softball camps is now open. The Cardinals will host camps for grades 7-12 throughout the month of June. Registration Link All camps are open to any and all entrants limited only by age, grade level, and/or gender. The operations and activities for these clinics/camps are not owned or operated by the University of Louisville.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more