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US Makes it Tougher For Companies to Employ Fresh Foreign Workers Under H-1B

first_imgThe Trump administration has introduced a new set of stringent provisions to the H-1B labour application process under which the US employers must disclose the total number of foreigners already employed by them, making it tougher to sponsor fresh foreign workers. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

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Cadence: full-flow digital and signoff tools optimized for new 7nm Arm Cortex-A77 CPU

first_img Continue Reading Previous Why you should care about standards for the Telco edge cloudNext Sensirion: evaluation kit for environmental sensors with new modular approach Cadence Design Systems announced that its full-flow digital and signoff tools support the new high-performance, high-efficiency Arm Cortex-A77 CPU for next-generation smartphones, laptops, and other mobile devices. To accelerate the adoption of Arm’s latest processor, Cadence delivered a complete 7nm Rapid Adoption Kit (RAK) that utilizes Arm 7nm POP IP libraries, enabling customers to improve power, performance and area and get to market faster.The 7nm RAK includes comprehensive documentation and tool scripts that detail how customers can leverage their existing Cadence full-flow digital solution using the latest tool features to achieve PPA goals when creating designs with the Cortex-A77 processor. The complete Cadence RTL-to-GDS flow includes the following digital and signoff tools:•            Innovus Implementation System: Statistical on-chip variation (SOCV) propagation and IR-driven optimization results in improved timing closure and power integrity for advanced 7nm designs•            Genus Synthesis Solution: Register-transfer level physical synthesis supports all the latest 7nm advanced-node requirements, resulting in convergent design closure using the Innovus Implementation System•            Conformal Equivalence Checking: Ensures the accuracy of logic changes and engineering change orders during the implementation flow•            Conformal Low Power: Enables the creation and validation of power intent in context of the design, combining low-power equivalence checking with structural and functional checks to allow full-chip verification of power-efficient designs•            Tempus Timing Signoff Solution: Offers path-based, signoff-accurate timing analysis, and 7nm physically aware ECO design optimization, providing the quickest path to tapeout•            Voltus IC Power Integrity Solution: Static and dynamic analysis used during implementation and signoff ensures optimal power distribution design•            Quantus Extraction Solution: Fulfills all 7nm advanced-node requirements to ensure accurate correlation to final siliconShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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‘Solskjaer would be a gamble for Man Utd’

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer remains “a gamble” for Manchester United, says Paul Ince, with the experience of Mauricio Pochettino making him the more logical option to be handed a permanent managerial post.The Red Devils have enjoyed a welcome return to form under an interim boss.AdChoices广告Since succeeding Jose Mourinho in December, a Treble-winning hero of United’s past has overseen a 10-game unbeaten run – with nine victories collected along the way. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Solskjaer is now firmly in the frame to be handed the reins beyond the end of the season, but Ince feels a “proven” option should be sought in order to avoid the coaching issues which have blighted the Red Devils since Sir Alex Ferguson headed into retirement.“United cannot afford to appoint another manager and sack him again after two years, or less,” Ince told BBC Sport.“Compared to their rivals, they have gone backwards in the past few years while City, Liverpool and Spurs have all built and progressed.“They are going in the right direction now, but there is still a lot of work to do for them to get close to those teams again.“So, who should get the United job in the summer? My choice would be Mauricio Pochettino because he has got a proven track record as a Premier League manager over several seasons. Solskjaer doesn’t.“And, everything United need from their next manager, we know Pochettino can do – based on what we have seen from him at Tottenham.GFX Maurici Pochettino Man Utd“He can build a team that can challenge for the title, playing the right style of football too. We saw what Spurs did to United at Wembley last month – yes, United won because of the brilliance of David de Gea in goal, but that is how I want to see a United team play.“And, while I am not saying Solskjaer definitely shouldn’t get the job, I just think he would be a gamble, while Pochettino has the kind of CV you would want from a man who should be United manager for the next four or five years.“That is the way United should be thinking now. They have got their last three appointments wrong, so they need to get the next one right.”Ince added on the need for United to wait until the end of the season before making a call on Solskjaer: “I think it is great that the United fans are desperate for Solskjaer to get the job but let’s not be too hasty about giving it to him now.“If United finish in the top four and they win the Champions League or reach the final in Madrid, then his name is going to be very high on executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s shortlist in the summer.“But the next month is massive for United, and I do not mean for Solskjaer’s job prospects – I am talking about their hopes of winning a trophy this season. That is what the focus should be on now, and he has alluded to that himself.“Solskjaer has already said that silverware is his target, and the exciting thing for me is that they have got a real chance in the FA Cup, and in Europe.“Mourinho was still United’s manager when the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League was made, and if you had asked me then about whether they would get past Paris Saint-Germain, I would have said they are out of it.“Now, because of the way they are playing, I am starting to believe in them again.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Embrace the Style Swerve with these Stellar Spring Trends

first_img All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion Just as the seasons change, so do trends and this spring is no different.With the majority of SS17 runway shows and releases concluding earlier this month, it’s time to update your look with a few of the hard-hitting style swerves that are making waves in the industry this season.Flower PowerMany designers found inspiration in the garden this spring in the form of the floral print. The floral print has been around since fashion was a thing, but today it’s a staple in every man’s wardrobe.It can take any basic shirt or jacket from boring to bold and colorful, which is pretty much synonymous with spring. It’s important to balance the complexities of the print by keeping the other elements of your outfit simple.Keep it simple up top and busy down low, or vice versa.Stripes, Stripes, and More StripesInspired by nautical design, striped patterns are a timeless trend that have cemented their place in spring menswear collections year after year. Whether you opt for vertical or horizontal or wide stripes or narrow stripes, these straight lines are a current print that deserve some real estate in that jam-packed closet of yours.We’re accustomed to classics like striped suits, dress shirts, and pants, but it’s striped knitwear like tees, polos, and sweaters that’s making a big splash this season.NudeAlright, get your head out of the gutter. No, we don’t mean streaking and parading down 5th Avenue in your birthday suit. We’re talking about flesh tones like soft pinks and beiges that the fashion industry has dubbed as “nude” colors.These types of colors are popular with t-shirts, bomber jackets, and especially sneakers this season. We suggest keeping this trend simple to enhance the subtle pop of color it adds to your look.High WatersIf you’ve ever hit an untimely growth spurt, you’re probably familiar with the term “high waters.” When you grew, your legs grew longer, but your pants didn’t, thus the term “high waters” – you were ready for the flood, your friends would tease. Looking back now, you were actually sporting a future trend known as “cropped’ that everyone has adopted this spring. So, who’s laughing now?You can wear these so-called high waters to any formal gathering with loafers or brogues, or you can opt for a retro look by wearing cropped denim with sneakers and tall white socks for a cool street look.Cropped trousers are here to stay, so don’t fear the mankle. Get it? Man. Ankle. Mankle.Statement JacketsIt may be getting warmer, but you still need that one piece to pull it all together, and that’s your statement jacket. A jacket in the spring or summer might sound daunting especially if you live further south where it gets pretty toasty during the summer months, but it’s all about finding the right jacket for the right season.The linen-printed bomber jacket from Frank + Oak pictured above is a perfect example of an essential spring statement jacket. It’s made with a cotton/linen blend that won’t suffocate you, and it’s lightweight. Best of all, it features a leafy, floral print that too makes this bomber a trendy spring pick. The fact that it’s only $59.99 isn’t too shabby either. Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Editors’ Recommendations 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic How to Choose the Right Dress Shirt last_img read more

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Consider climate impact on infrastructure suffering repeated flooding experts

first_imgWith key infrastructure in the Maritimes and Quebec again threatened by surging waterways, flooding experts say it’s past time for fixes that consider worst-case climate change scenarios.The New Brunswick government announced Wednesday night the closure of portions of the Trans-Canada Highway between Fredericton and Moncton — for the second year in a row — forcing detours for car traffic and thousands of trucks that use the trade corridor each day.And on Thursday afternoon, Quebec officials issued an alert that a hydro dam on the Rouge River was at risk of failure, endangering about 250 people downstream. They ordered an immediate evacuation.Surging rivers in the province have already been blamed for one death, damage to factories and homes and the closures of many secondary routes.Slobodan Simonovic, director of engineering studies at the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, says engineers and the scientific community need to move more swiftly to design infrastructure that accounts for climate change science.“Go with the conservative prediction of the future. Go with something that is predicting high potential impact,” said the civil engineer, who teaches at Western University in Ontario.The federal climate change report released two weeks ago predicts extreme rainfall events, lasting over several days are expected to increase.The report also notes that if current global carbon emissions continue, Atlantic Canada will experience a 12 per cent increase in annual precipitation over the next century, and a 30 per cent increase in one-in-10 year storms that produce large downpours of rain.Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, says efforts are underway at the National Research Council, the Standards Council of Canada, the Canadian Standards Association and his centre to develop fresh standards for infrastructure to adapt to climate change.Solutions for roads already in place may include building protective berms, diversion channels to take storm waters from highways and holding ponds to keep water in safe locations, he said.There may also be methods to place natural features near roads to absorb water before it spills onto the pavement, and management systems can be put into place to clear debris in culverts and prevent damming.“We know what to do to take risk out of the system. The problem is complacency. We’re simply not moving fast enough on these files,” Feltmate said in an interview. “I think the light is starting to dawn. If we ignore it we do so at our own peril.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made similar points on Wednesday, while visiting an evacuation centre in the city of Gatineau, Que., near where the Ottawa River jumped its banks.“It means we have to think about adaptation, mitigation and how we are going to move forward together,” he said.Quebec is struggling with infrastructure problems of its own, as residents of several small islands in the Montreal area have been cut off from the world after officials were forced to close the only bridges linking them to the mainland.Officials in Laval scrambled to set up dumpsters and emergency services for the 1,000 residents of the Iles-Laval on Thursday after the rising waters forced officials to close a bridge to vehicle traffic.Across the province more than 2,500 homes were flooded and 2,184 were isolated — their road or bridge access cut off by water. Some 919 people had been forced to evacuate.One death has been blamed on the high water thus far, after 72-year-old Louise Seguin Lortie died last Saturday after driving her car into a sinkhole caused by flooding in the Pontiac area, about 30 kilometres northwest of Ottawa.Kevin Manaugh, a geography professor and member of McGill University’s School of Urban Planning, said it’s not easy to protect transportation infrastructure in Quebec, where frigid winters, high precipitation and the freeze/thaw cycle form a “unique set of circumstances that makes it harder to plan for things that will last for decades and centuries.”He said that in urban areas especially, planners can turn to technical solutions such as using more permeable paving materials, planting trees and creating large water retention basins to help soak up the water near developed areas.“The more we build green space and rainwater retention, these are solutions that exist to make sure the land can take more heavy rainfall,” he said.Civil engineer Guy Felio, senior adviser of asset management solutions at Stantec, said the key going forward is to build resilience in the roadways — allowing them to adapt if rainfall predictions increase even further.He says designers are now starting to consider the various climate change projections in their work to make highways more resilient.That doesn’t necessarily mean building roads higher and with harder materials — at much higher costs, he said.Rather, it may involve purchasing land alongside the highways to allow for holding ponds and other features to be added.Paul Bradley, a spokesman for New Brunswick’s Department of Transportation, said the flooding of the Trans-Canada Highway is the third such event since 2008 that has caused widespread damage.“It’s obvious our circumstances are changing and we need to change as well,” he wrote in an email.“Discussions about how we can reduce the impact of flooding on provincial infrastructure have already taken place.”Al Giberson, the general manager of the MRDC Operations Corp., the operator of the highway, said in a telephone interview that the road’s condition will be assessed after the flood recedes.“In the future, the assessments will have to include what the potential is for events like this … and solutions will have to be developed for that. How long that takes, I can’t answer right now,” he said.— With files from Morgan LowrieMichael Tutton, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Canadian hiphop artist Tory Lanez faces gun pot charge in Florida

first_imgThe Sun Sentinel reports that Miramar police pulled over the 24-year-old Brampton, Ont., native on Wednesday afternoon for an expired dealer tag on a 2014 Rolls-Royce. Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Lanez was recently nominated for a Grammy Award in the best R&B category for his song “Luv.” Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Canadian hip-hop artist Tory Lanez has been arrested on a weapons charge in South Florida.center_img His attorney says his client is innocent and will be fully exonerated. Lanez was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession, failing to register a vehicle and operating a vehicle without a license or insurance. He was released from jail Thursday on $1,000 bail. Advertisement Lanez posted a message on his verified Twitter account saying “believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see. don’t let the internet fool you. the truth prevails.” Advertisement A police report says Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Shemuel Peterson, did not have a valid license to drive in the U.S. The officer also reported finding less than 20 grams of marijuana and a loaded firearm in the car.last_img read more

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Delhi Police starts Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in Dwarka

first_imgNew Delhi: In an attempt to involve citizens in the process of ensuring safety in the city, Delhi Police on Saturday started the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme (NWS) and Automated Boom Barrier System in Dwarka in Sanskriti Apartment. Under this scheme, residents of the society will be responsible for keeping an eye out for suspicious activity in their areas. With the NWS in place, residents will be able to keep each other apprised of any suspected illegal activities in their neighbourhood, according to a statement issued by police. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPolice said that the mechanism of Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, which aims at enhancing the security of a neighbourhood by harnessing the capabilities of its residents, has been revived as the main thrust area of the people-police interface. Police said officers from Sector 23 officers will from time to time check in on residents to keep tabs on whatever information they might have developed. In addition to this, Sanskriti Apartment will also start using Automatic Boom Barrier System. With this procedure in place, vehicles belonging to residents of the society will be given a permit setting them apart from outsiders’ vehicles. All vehicles without the permit will have to pass through a sophisticated security screening procedure before they can enter or leave the premises. Anto Alphonse DCP (Dwarka District) and Additional DCP RP Meena interacted with the residents regarding the safety and security in their area.last_img read more

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Internet freedom in Sri Lanka at risk says report

In November, the government suddenly announced a policy requiring websites that carry “any content related to Sri Lanka” to register with the authorities, and a prominent online journalist and cartoonist remains “disappeared,” apparently in police custody. Internet freedom in Sri Lanka is at risk, according to a mew study by a U.S based research and advocacy group.The Freedom on the Net 2012: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media report by Freedom House says in Sri Lanka although internet penetration remains at around 15 percent of the population, since 2007 there has been an incremental growth in the influence and use of online news sites and social-media tools for civic and political mobilization. The government has responded with arbitrary blocks on news websites and occasional attacks against their staff, a dynamic that has intensified since January 2011. The country’s judicial system has proven a poor safeguard against these infringements, with the Supreme Court recently refusing to even open proceedings on a petition that challenged the arbitrary blocking of five prominent websites focused on human rights and governance.In June 2012, police raided two news websites’ offices, and in July the government announced new registration fees for such sites, illustrating thepotential for further assaults on internet freedom in the coming year, the report said. read more

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Stojko part of skating club celebration

Elvis Stojko, a three-time world champion, two-time Olympic silver medalist, and seven-time Canadian champion, is coming to Norfolk County.His visit is part of the Waterford Tricenturena Skating Club’s 50th Anniversary celebration April 6 at Talbot Gardens in Simcoe.Stojko, who hails from Newmarket, looks forward to getting back to the grassroots of skating.“I enjoy doing the shows, I love connecting with the kids and the locals,” Stojko said in a telephone interview on Friday. “I’m excited to be coming out and skating, it’ll be fun.”The popular figure skater said his favourite part of community events is being able to perform and connect with the audience because it makes all of the hard work worth it to hear the crowd cheering.Stojko and his wife, figure skater Gladys Orozco, attend such events multiple times throughout the spring season. He said they have attended quite a few 50th anniversary celebrations for skating clubs this year.“It’s nice to get out connecting with the local clubs, and inspiring the kids,” said Stojko. “The kids inspire us too, really. We can see the enthusiasm they have for skating and that adds more joy to it all so it’s great.”The Olympian had a word of advice for Norfolk County children that want to get into figure skating.“If you love skating, go do it. Be a part of it. Engross yourself in it. It’s not the size of the town that you come from, but the size of the heart you have and the love you have for your sport that matters.”According to the skating club’s website, the Golden Memories 50th Anniversary Carnival will be a “walk down memory lane and skate into the future.”Tickets for the event are available online at ticketscene.ca. read more

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Battle against AlQaida leaves no room for complacency – chair of UN

Despite some successes against Al-Qaida, including the arrest of senior leaders, recent bombings in Saudi Arabia, the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation, Morocco, Yemen and Afghanistan underscored the dangers and challenges ahead, Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz of Chile, chairman of the Council’s committee overseeing sanctions imposed against the Taliban, Al-Qaida and their associates, said in an open briefing to the 15-member body. Mr. Muñoz noted that the possible presence of Al-Qaida associates within their territory appeared to be a stigma to some states, and detailed information was therefore not being presented to the committee. Overall response in submitting reports had been disappointing – to date 64 reports had been received, barely 30 per cent of UN members. According to available information, individuals or entities associated with Al-Qaida were believed to be active in some way in a significant number of states that had not yet submitted a report, he added. A continuing concern, he said, involved the many Al-Qaida operatives who had received training in such activities as making improvised explosive devices or crude forms of weapons of mass destruction or conducting assassinations. Any such individuals who were known to the authorities should be listed, in order to reduce the opportunity for them to move around freely. It was also noted that Al-Qaida and the former Taliban rulers in Afghanistan who had protected them were still able to acquire adequate quantities of weapons and explosives. Regarding terrorist financing, Mr. Muñoz said that as countries improved measures, such as stifling the flow of funds, the emphasis of the international community’s efforts must move to much greater control over, and transparency of, the accounting methods of charitable foundations. The Committee was established in 1999 by Security Council resolution 1267 to report on the sanctions imposed after Usama bin Laden and other Al-Qaida leaders had been indicted in the United States for the 1998 bombing of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The sanctions included efforts to bring the Al-Qaida leaders to justice and cut off any funding for the terrorist organization. read more

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UN sees progress in fight against tobacco warns more action needed to

Protect people from tobacco smoke.  Michael R. Bloomberg, WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, said the report shows government-led efforts to help people quit tobacco work when properly implemented.  “More countries are making tobacco control a priority and saving lives, but there’s still much more work to be done,” said Mr Bloomberg. “The WHO’s new report shines a spotlight on global efforts to help people quit using tobacco and it details some of our most important gains.”   The report, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, showed that while only 23 countries have implemented cessation support policies at the highest level, 116 more provide fully or partially cost-covered services in some or most health facilities, and another 32 offer services but do not cost-cover them, demonstrating a high level of public demand for support to quit. Warn people about the dangers of tobacco.  Offer help to quit tobacco use.  Raise taxes on tobacco.  With five billion people today – four times more people than a decade ago – living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective tobacco control measures, many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco.  But a new WHO report out on Friday shows many countries are still not adequately implementing policies, including helping people quit tobacco, that can save lives. It urges governments to implement cessation services as part of efforts to ensure universal health coverage for their citizens.     Only 1 in 5 people worldwide are protected from second-hand smoke in indoor public spaces & workplaces.Only completely smoke-free environments fully protect people from this danger. https://t.co/OgBSLuvgwG #NoTobacco pic.twitter.com/ns0OuhIH6X— United Nations (@UN) July 26, 2019 The focus of the latest report is on the progress countries have made to help tobacco users quit. It is being launched today in Brazil, a country that has become the second, after Turkey, to fully implement all the MPOWER measures at the highest level of achievement. Tobacco cessation services must be stepped up Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, said governments should implement cessation services as part of efforts to ensure universal health coverage for their citizens. “Quitting tobacco is one of the best things any person can do for their own health,” said Dr Tedros. “The MPOWER package gives governments the practical tools to help people kick the habit, adding years to their life and life to their years.”  Progress is being made, with 2.4 billion people living in countries now providing comprehensive cessation services (2 billion more than in 2007). But only 23 countries are providing cessation services at the best-practice level, making it the most under-implemented MPOWER measure in terms of number of countries offering full coverage.  Tobacco cessation services include national toll-free quit lines, “mCessation” services to reach larger populations via mobile phones, counselling by primary health care providers and cost-covered nicotine replacement therapy.    The seventh WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic analyses national efforts to implement the most effective measures from the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) that are proven to reduce demand for tobacco.   These measures, like the so-named ‘MPOWER’ interventions, have been shown to save lives and reduce costs from averted healthcare expenditure. The MPOWER report was launched in 2007 to promote government action on six tobacco control strategies in-line with the WHO FCTC to:  Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies.  Enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.  read more

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Tayler Hill instrumental in Ohio State womens basketballs 1st Big Ten victory

As the shot clock was winding down, Indiana defenders scrambled toward Ohio State (11-8, 1-5 Big Ten) women’s basketball’s senior guard Tayler Hill. With sweat coming down her forehead, and fatigue seemingly overcoming her, Hill nailed the 3-pointer, despite missing her first five attempts. The shot extended OSU’s already commanding lead to 25 en route to the Buckeyes’ 68-45 victory against Indiana at the Schottenstein Center Jan. 17. Hill, who was named to the Wooden Award Women’s Midseason Top 20 list Tuesday, finished with 15 points on the night, but shot just 4-for-11 from the floor, including two missed fast break layups. Despite the struggles, Hill said she was pleased with the game’s outcome. “It’s a good win for us,” Hill said. “We needed this win and we just need to stay on this path.” With the Buckeyes coming back from a tough loss to then-No. 12 Purdue in triple overtime – a game Hill sat out due to illness – her teammates were happy to have their leader back even if she wasn’t 100 percent healthy. “This is going to sound corny, but I just love playing with Tayler,” said junior center Darryce Moore. “Yeah, I’m happy that she’s back.” Sometimes, a little encouragement from her teammates is all Moore needs. “I didn’t really have that much confidence in myself, but then one of my teammates like Tayler tells me that ‘I believe in you,’ that boosts my confidence and drives me the way I play,” Moore said. Coach Jim Foster said Hill was not herself due to illness but was impressed and proud of how his star player stepped up defensively and did the dirty work. “Based on her 3-point field goal, she didn’t have any legs,” Foster said. “Given the defense she played on the (Aulani) Sinclair kid, you have to give her a lot of credit. Literally, that kid hasn’t … I don’t know if she has eaten in five or six days.” Sinclair, who averages more than 18 points a game, scored just four point on 2-for-15 shooting. Foster said Hill let her attributes other than scoring show. “As a result, the other team’s leading scorer (Sinclair) struggled, and our players got easier shots,” Foster said. The Buckeyes have struggled on the court, going from No. 8 in the nation on Jan. 2 to being unranked, as injuries and illnesses to key players have deterred them from their path. Losing last year’s Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in redshirt senior guard Amber Stokes for four weeks due to a sprained left knee has been detrimental, but Foster said his squad still has the tools to be successful. “(Stokes) was a catalyst for a lot of what we do defensively,” Foster said. “Tonight for example, we were able to put Tayler on Sinclair, and I thought she did a great job. But when Amber is healthy, we are able to put her on the ball and all of a sudden, there is a lot of pressure on the ball.” Though the Buckeyes haven’t gotten off to the start they would have liked, Foster reiterated that his team cannot focus on the past. “(We) can’t lose sight of the fact that it’s about today,” Foster said. “There is no such thing as a night where you win four games.” The Buckeyes next play Penn State Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

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Female officer sexually assaulted as she arrests a man accused of rape

“Our thoughts are with them and full welfare support has been put in place. We will always take a zero tolerance approach to assaults on our officers in the course of their duties.” A female police officer was sexually assaulted as she tried to arrest a man on suspicion of attempted rape.She was one of two officers who came under attack while on patrol in Sheffield city centre in the early hours of Friday morning.South Yorkshire Police said they had responded to a report of an attempted rape on Scotland Street in the heart of the city. The suspect is said to have attacked both officers with a wooden “for sale” sign, before sexually assaulting one of them as she tried to arrest him.One of the officers was left with severe bruising, while both involved in the attack are said to be recovering at home.A man is in police custody after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape, assault, sexual assault and criminal damage.The female victim was treated for her injuries and is being supported by specially trained officers, while detectives are investigating the original incident.Chief Inspector Lydia Lynskey said: “Our officers potentially face danger every time they respond to an incident, putting themselves in harm’s way to serve and protect the communities of South Yorkshire.”The officers who attended this morning were faced with a dangerous and violent situation, however they showed immense bravery in dealing with the incident. 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. read more

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Missing teen 14 found safe and well

first_imgGARDAÍ IN CLONDALKIN who were seeking the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 14-year-old Catherine Hayes Rice say she has been found safe and well.Hayes Rice was missing since 30 June, having last been seen in the Clondalkin area at approximately 1pm that day.last_img

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300000 signatures required to make Timesplitters HD Collection happen

first_imgAnyone who had a PlayStation 2 back in the day was likely a big fan of Timesplitters, the multiplayer FPS with silly humour and solid mechanics. Since Free Radical Design closed a few years ago now, Crytek has owned the rights to the Timesplitters games, but hasn’t done anything with them.The reason why Crytek hasn’t made a new Timesplitters is because they do not believe the support is still there for the franchise. In an interview with GameInformer, Cevat Yerli, president of Crytek, noted that there was an online petition for Crytek UK to make a Timesplitters HD Collection but it doesn’t have enough support behind it yet. At the time of the interview, Yerli said the petition only had a couple of thousands signatures, which isn’t enough to convince the company to move forward with the idea.Yerli is a big fan of Timesplitters 2 and said he would “definitely love to see” the HD collection become a reality (one was in the works before FRD closed), so it’s not a matter of passion, it’s a matter of convincing other board members it’s a good idea. The petition is asking for 300,000 signatures, and now it’s got some publicity from Yerli, those couple of thousand signatures have grown into 37,571 with more people signing every minute.If the petition reaches its goal, Yerli says he will be happy to take the idea to the main stakeholders in the company and ask to develop the collection right away.This is a petition that actually has a chance of making a difference so if you’re a big Timesplitters fan, get signing here.More at Gameinformer via CVGlast_img read more

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Welcome Wall honour for GreekCypriot couple

first_imgCypriot-born Sydney couple Neofitos and Yiannoula Stavrou are two of the latest migrants to be honoured on the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Welcome Wall. Their lives, commitment to the Greek and Cypriot-Australian communities, as well as their numerous donations to charity, will be recognised among 600 others who have migrated to Australia from countries all over the world.The Australian National Maritime Museum set up the Welcome Wall in recognition of the important place of migration in the maritime history of Australia. It is located in a place that actually saw the arrival of many new migrants, opposite Darling Harbour and Pyrmont Bay in Sydney.Neofitis and Yiannoula Stavrou left Cyprus separately in the early 1950s. Neofitis arrived in Sydney in 1951 with few possessions after a 40 day journey by sea, during which he says that he slept in cramped bunk beds and ate spaghetti twice a day. At around the same time, Yiannoula – then 15 years of age – travelled to Australia with her parents. After meeting a wedding, they fell in love and began their future together.Upon first arriving in Australia, Neofitis worked hard in local factories, but after a few months was able to find a job as ‘kitchen boy’. Very soon afterwards, he built his way up to cooking in Australian restaurants. He told Neos Kosmos that at the time, Australian cuisine was very limited – as it was the beginning of large-scale migration to Australia which brought the many European dishes we now see on a daily basis.Mr Stavrou worked in some of Sydney’s best restaurants for a few years before opening his own coffee house in Darlinghurst. Nine years later, in 1961, he was able to get a liquor license, which allowed for further expansion of his business. He and Yiannoula established a family company importing wines from Europe, in particular Cyprus and Greece, and selling them wholesale to businesses. He represented major Cypriot companies such as Hatzipavlou and Etko Wines, one of the largest wineries on the island since 1844. He also sold wines from popular Greek winery Achaia Clauss, in Patras. He told Neos Kosmos: ‘I was the biggest importer from France one year and the biggest importer from Greece and Cyprus’. He supplied wines to not only business owners in New South Wales, but also many in Victoria.Neofitos and Yiannoula Stavrou have also donated generously to not only charities, but also schools and churches, with whom Neofitos has had a very close involvement for decades. He has been honoured several times with awards for his philanthropic efforts over the years.Today, over sixty years after his arrival on Australian shores, his fervour has not disappeared. At the age of 80, he is still working hard in the family business.Regarding his honour on the Welcome Wall, he tells Neos Kosmos: ‘I am very proud of my daughter Sonia, she organised that’. He also extends his pride to his other three successful daughters. Last Sunday, the children were all at the Australian National Maritime Museum proudly watching their mother and father being recognised for their many decades of hard work and service to the community. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Why Im voting yes

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Federal Member for Chisholm Julia Banks declared her unequivocal support for same-sex marriage this week, saying that the most disturbing aspect of the ‘no’ campaign was the view that “only a marriage between a man and a woman will ensure the protection of children”.Our government will protect and ensure the religious freedoms of churches… no church would be forced to change its position on what it regards as the sacrament of marriage.Writing in The Age newspaper, Ms Banks said that a ‘yes’ vote would acknowledge “that social mores change and should be reflected in that change to the law.” Drawing on her background as a practising lawyer in family law, the Melbourne MP added that she had seen firsthand “that love and stability is not automatically afforded to children simply because they have a mother and father,” and that the presence of love and stability could be found in the homes of parents regardless of their gender or sexuality.”In what was an intimate and revealing opinion piece for Fairfax Media, Ms Banks alluded to the cancer diagnosis she was given in her late 20s, and the love she had received from her then partner Mike. “During that time he asked me to marry him. My darkest hours became brighter – simply by looking forward to that commitment of marriage. I felt safe, secure, loved and courageous.”Ms Banks said the fact that two loving people are not able to have the equal rights at law that millions of Australians enjoy in loving marriages, was “about standing for equality for all, regardless of gender, race, sexuality or ethnicity.”The Liberal MP, who holds one of Australia’s most marginal federal seats, and one with a diverse multicultural electorate, added that marriage equality was about “equality before the law” and that respectful debate on the issue was vital and a “cornerstone” of Australian values.With the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia opposed to same-sex marriage, Ms Banks told Neos Kosmos that should the marriage equality referendum result in eventual legislation allowing same-sex marriage, that no church in Australia would be forced to change its fundamental religious principles.“The Turnbull government has given everyone the right to have their say, and that is what separates us from Labor. The reason we have done that is that we respect everyone’s view. “But let me say clearly, in the event of any future amendments to the marriage act, our government will protect and ensure the religious freedoms of churches – including those of the Orthodox Church, and that no church would be forced to change its position on what it regards as the sacrament of marriage.”last_img read more

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Lhypnose pourrait aider à contrôler les envies compulsives de nourriture

first_imgL’hypnose pourrait aider à contrôler les envies compulsives de nourritureFrance – L’hypnose, utilisée notamment pour éviter certaines anesthésies, pourrait maintenant permettre de réguler ses envies face à la nourriture, selon un article publié sur le site Internet du journal L’Express.Sucreries, pâtisseries, gâteaux apéritifs… Difficile de résister pour le commun des mortels. Mais lorsque ces envies deviennent compulsives et incontrôlables, un réel problème se pose. L’hypnose pourrait alors se révéler une arme plus qu’efficace de lutte contre les petits creux gourmands. À lire aussi15 choses que l’on connaît tous vues au microscope !Après avoir hypnotisé le ou plus souvent la patiente, l’hypnothérapeute lui demande de penser à l’aliment responsable de son obsession. Il jouera alors avec l’indifférence, en apprenant aux personnes faisant appel à ses services à ignorer l’aliment, à rester “impassibles”.Le docteur Benhaiem, qui pratique l’hypnose depuis 30 ans, fait part de ses impressions sur le site de L’Express : “Il faut deux à trois séances pour voir si le patient adhère, en moyenne, 1 sur 2 se montre satisfait des résultats”.Peu de résultats scientifiques ont été fournis en ce qui concerne la thérapie par l’hypnose pour les personnes obèses ou en surpoids. Cependant, la profession d’hypnothérapeute est depuis 10 ans reconnue par un diplôme universitaire en France. Les médecins non adeptes de l’hypnose commencent même à l’accepter. Selon le Dr Bernard Waysfeld, nutritionniste et psychiatre, “il n’est pas question de soigner une obésité sévère par l’hypnose, en revanche, cette thérapie peut tout à fait trouver sa place en prévention”.Le 4 avril 2010 à 12:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Philippe Cousteau digne successeur du commandant

first_imgPhilippe Cousteau, digne successeur du commandantPhilippe Cousteau, le petit-fils de Jacques-Yves Cousteau, reprend le flambeau de la lutte pour préserver la planète. Via la chaine CNN, il se fait le représentant de la cause climatique.Philippe Cousteau perpétue la tradition familiale en enseignant ce que lui a transmis songrand-père : “Il m’a fait comprendre que tout est lié : les océans, l’éducation, la pauvreté, le climat”. Son père, décédé accidentellement juste avant sa naissance, était d’ailleurs lui aussi un fervent défenseur de l’environnement. À lire aussiPourquoi l’eau des océans est-elle salée ?Aujourd’hui, Philippe Cousteau a défié des températures extrêmes de -40 degrés Celsius pour le documentaire Extreme science qui présente une mission scientifique sur le réchauffement en Arctique. Diffusé sur la chaine américaine CNN, le documentaire sera un épisode de Going green, une série de programmes sur l’environnement qui débutera le 16 juillet à 22H. Mais plusieurs vidéos de Philippe Cousteau sont d’ores et déjà en ligne sur le site de CNN. En effet, Extreme Science n’est pas la première action médiatique du petit-fils du commandant Cousteau : l’an dernier, celui-ci a plongé dans la nappe de pétrole de la marée noire du golfe du Mexique. De plus, cet aventurier des mers, est déjà à l’origine de plusieurs productions sur les océans pour des chaînes américaines. “On ne peut pas expliquer au monde l’importance du changement climatique d’un fauteuil. Il faut le vivre”, déclare l’ambassadeur écolo de CNN. Par ailleurs, sa sœur, Alexandra, est aussi l’héritière de ces coutumes familiales puisque c’est avec elle qu’il a fondé l’ONG Earthecho. Le 16 juillet 2011 à 14:27 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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