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Story of space festival ready to regale Goa

first_imgThe Story of Space 2017, a community-led programme, is all set to take place in the city at multiple venues for 10 days, from November 10-19. The city of Panaji will turn into a playground of learning with live experiences, 70 interactive installations, workshops, talks, films and panel discussions on questions around space from multiple perspectives. Researchers, artists, and educators from around the world, including NASA scientist Henry Throop, are creating works aimed at informal learning. Experts from the Netherlands, France, U.K., U.S., Poland, China, Japan and Brazil, will come together for the event. The various projects have been carefully curated by the organising team, with the aim of engaging audiences of all ages, from all walks of life, in a cross-disciplinary, creatively and intellectually stimulating experience, a press release said.Forms of expressionThe projects belong within the thematics of physics, politics, perception and philosophy. In their execution, they combine cutting-edge technology with cutting-edge ideas in different mediums of expression, be it photographs, films, text, sculptures, dance, theatre, poetry, or drawing. Some of the highlights of the festival include an interdisciplinary exhibition looking at the ‘void’ across science, philosophy (both Indian and Western), and art by theoretical physicist Giuseppe Bozzi, philosopher S. Bhuvuneshwari, and architect and designer Manuel Scortichini, with video inputs from the Minute Physics YouTube channel. Participants are encouraged to learn about the life and death of stars in an art-meets-science spectacle by Institute B61.Sound.Codes, a sound research lab from Mumbai has collaborated with the Archaeological Survey of India to acoustically map 45 sites in Goa, covering its heritage and culture. Migration in focusU.S.-based Migratory Cultures will project local and international narratives around people’s experiences of migration, including stories of migration unique to the Goan diaspora. The program also has panels making inquiries like ‘What is sustainable development to Goa?’, ‘What should learning in the 21st century look like in India and internationally?’, and talks that explore the question, ‘Are we alone in the universe?’ The festival will see the participation of Goa-based Central and State agencies and local self-government bodies, embassies and cultural institutes like Fundação Oriente (Goa), Alliance Française (Goa), Italian Embassy Cultural Centre (Mumbai Section), Pro Helvetia — Swiss Arts Council (New Delhi), The Polish Institute (New Delhi) as well as collaborations with design schools like Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology (Bengaluru), National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) and Pearl Academy (New Delhi).last_img read more

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Mehbooba grants Rs.10 lakh for welfare of differently-abled students

first_imgThe Jammu and Kashmir government today announced a grant of Rs.10 lakh for upgrading facilities for differently-abled students. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti announced the grant after meeting the students and distributed various prizes among them, an official spokesman said. Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, the secretary of J&K state sports council, and other state officials were present on the occasion, the spokesman added.last_img

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Amid spat with Amarinder, Sidhu calls on Rahul, Priyanka

first_imgBack from his three-day trip to Kerala, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu who briefed him about his ongoing tussle with Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh.Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and party treasurer Ahmed Patel were present when Mr. Sidhu called on the Congress chief.This is the first time Mr. Gandhi had met a party leader at his house after the May 25 meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), where he announced his decision to step down.Crisis modeOn May 29, The Hindu reported that Mr. Gandhi may start meeting party leaders once he returns from Kerala trip to thank the voters of Wayanad. For over two weeks now, the Congress has been in crisis mode after Mr. Gandhi refused to meet any party leader.Also Read Navjot Singh Sidhu, Amarinder Singh spat may hurt Congress in Punjab But the current week is going to be crucial as the Congress has to make important decisions like appointing its leader in the Lok Sabha, its chief whip ahead of the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha that gets under way next Monday.From Rajasthan to Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan to Haryana, Jharkhand to Maharashtra, the party units are in turmoil with factionalism being played out in the open.While Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel were in Delhi for official engagements, the Congress chief decided to meet Mr. Sidhu, a leader who is believed to have switched from the BJP to the Congress because of his closeness to Mr. Gandhi and his sister, Ms. Vadra.Sidhu’s tweet“Met the congress President, handed him my letter, appraised him of the situation !” Mr. Sidhu tweeted with a photo of Mr. Gandhi, Ms. Vadra and senior leader Ahmed Patel. He, however, didn’t elaborate about the contents of the letter or if he had resigned from his official post.Mr. Sidhu had attempted to meet the Congress chief last week after he was divested of the local government and tourism and cultural affairs departments in a Cabinet reshuffle.Capt. Singh had divested Mr. Sidhu of his portfolio and allocated Power Resources. The action followed a prolonged war of words between Mr. Sidhu, his wife, Navjot Kaur and Capt. Singh.Ms. Kaur had accused Capt. Singh of blocking her Lok Sabha ticket from Chandigarh.Hits backAs soon as the May 19 voting in Punjab got over, the Chief Minister hit back and accused Mr. Sidhu of damaging the party’s prospects.Tension between the Chief Minister and Mr Sidhu surfaced last month when the Capt. Singh blamed the cricketer-turned-politician’s “inept handling” of the local government department for the Congress’s “poor performance” in the urban areas.Captain Singh had said the urban vote bank had been the backbone of the Congress in Punjab but Mr. Sidhu’s ‘failure’ to do development work impacted the party.Consultative groupsMr. Sidhu was also left out of eight consultative groups that the Chief Minister had formed on Saturday to expedite implementation of schemes.Last week, Mr. Sidhu had skipped a Cabinet meet, and said his department had been “singled out publicly” and asserted that he could not be taken for granted as he had always been a performer.last_img read more

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Hacking scandal takes world by storm and how!

first_imgA whistleblower and his sudden death, a kidnapping gone wrong, hacking into private domain, hush-hush espionage and a political system and its minions subverted. It is a thriller of a story and it is all happening in real life. It is constant breaking news in the streets and pubs of UK. It’s about a media baron facing the biggest challenge of his career, the reckless son who failed and the woman, who pulled the strings.  The mood in the United Kingdom is extremely charged. The phone-hacking scandal has begun to take its massive toll. It is possibly a coincidence that the man, who blew the whistle on the whole News of the World controversy, is suddenly dead. While he may not be providing any more answers, it is Rupert Murdoch, the world’s most powerful media mogul, who now faces tough questions to begin with from the British Parliament. Former News of the World journalist Sean Hoare was found dead in his home, in Watford, Hertfordshire. Police label the death unexplained, yet suspect no foul play. Last year, Hoare spoke out about how he got caught up in the remorseless drive for headlines. He claimed he had been told to actively hack into voicemails of celebrities, politicians, other journalists and murder victims by his former editor, Andy Coulson, who went on to become British Prime Minister David Cameron’s aide.  In 2005, Coulson sacked Hoare for drink and drug problems and it was denied that he knew of any wrong practices. “I’ve stood by Andy and been requested to tap phones, to hack into them and so on. He was well aware that the practice exists. To deny it is a lie. It’s simply a lie….”  In his latest revelations last week, Hoare had claimed that News of the World staff used police technology to track phones. Former Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates said, “I have acted with complete integrity and my conscience is clear. I look forward to the future judge-led inquiry where my role will be examined in a proper and calmer environment.” Trying to gauge the extent of criminality at News of the World offices on Tuesday, British lawmakers quizzed the key actors, including Murdoch himself, his son James, his former aide Rebekkah Brooks and UK Police Chief Paul Stephenson, who quit just two days back. The scandal spread from the top ranks of the police to even the Prime Minister’s office. Leader of the opposition Labour Party Ed Miliband said, “Well, clearly they won’t want to prejudice the police investigation and that’s completely understandable, but I think that there are legitimate questions about how this was allowed to carry on for so long because it’s not like people didn’t know about these allegations…” It is one of the gravest crisis ever for David Cameron. Downing Street has admitted that the PM had invited Rebekah Brooks to his 44th birthday party. “Despite all the sometimes quite complex twists and turns of the last couple of weeks, we’ve got to remember that there are some innocent victims and vulnerable families whose privacy was outrageously abused by parts of the press,” said Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Cameron has cut short his visit to Africa and has called for an emergency session of Parliament on the scandal for Wednesday. Now Rupert Murdoch has come out and said sorry to the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, whose phone was allegedly hacked in 2002 by a detective working for the News of the World. The personal apology was followed by full-page apology advertisements in all national newspapers admitting that News of the World had failed when it came to the business of holding themselves to account.  James Murdoch shut down the News of the World tabloid after it was accused of hacking into the voice mail of celebrities, politicians, journalists and even murder victims, but that step was far from enough to stop the dominoes effect. There was the arrest and resignation of Rebekah Brooks and the resignation of Wall Street Journal publisher Les Hinton. Murdoch had to say goodbye to his dreams of controlling BSkyB. But above all it has now raised questions of whether everything has begun to unravel for the 80-year-old chairman of the world’s most influential media conglomerate. The genesis How did things get so bad for Rupert Murdoch and his now defunct tabloid, News of the World? What was it that has them in such trouble now. It all began in November 2005, when the newspaper was revealed to have hacked Prince William’s voicemail for a story. This was the genesis of the now notorious phone-hacking scandal. Over the next six years, the paper battled allegations, mostly by paying damages and sacking reporters. On July 4 2011, The Guardian broke the news that NoTW had hacked into the voicemails left for murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.  On July 6, British Prime Minister David Cameron declared that a public government inquiry would convene to investigate the affair. Gripped by panic and after three days of strenuous board-room debate, on July 7 decision was taken to axe NOTW. On July 11, the scandal hit Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times. The broadsheet stood accused of illegally “blagging” private financial and property details of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. On July 14, the FBI launched its own investigation into News Corporation focusing on claims that its newspapers had accessed voicemails of victims of the 9/11 attacks. On July 15, Rebekah Brooks quit her post as CEO of News International, while Rupert Murdoch made a personal apology to Milly Dowler’s family. On July 18-19, London’s Metropolitan police service took a hit, when police commissioner Paul Stephenson and assistant commissioner John Yates quit under a cloud. The scandal has hit too hard and runs deep. Fighting hard Rupert Murdoch, son James Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks and other senior executives of the world’s most powerful media organisation now face the law on both sides of the Atlantic. Murdoch, the visionary His newspapers and news stations reach three-quarters of the world. Some say he is a visionary risk-taker. Others despise what he does and what he stands for. Aged 80 and under siege on multiple fronts, Rupert Murdoch suddenly seems very vulnerable, but where did it all begin? Here is tracing the arc of Murdoch’s trajectory from Adelaide, Australia – through East Asia, America, Europe and the UK – a 60-year career that made him a billionaire and a man to be feared. The original puppet-master He is the media mogul of the biggest private global conglomerates in the world or simply one of the most powerful and influencial men in the world. “We operate in 75 countries, 38 languages, 3/4 of the world’s population,” says Rupert Murdoch. Rupert Murdoch began his six-decade long career in 1952 from a small newspaper in Australia. The then 22-year-old took over the reins from his father and turned it around. In 1968, he picked up the News of the World. In 1969, he snapped up The Sun, a loss-maker, which started dolling out profits soon after. Through the 1970s, his influence stretched across Atlantic, with the purchase of New York Post and New York magazine. Today, his company owns some of the largest and most popular brands, such as 20th Century Fox, Fox Television Studios, DIRECTV, Harper Collins Publishers, Festival Records and the New York Post.   He effectively controls Sky News, Britain’s biggest news network and 70 per cent of the news network in Australia. The feat that he managed to achieve is said to be all thanks to his proximity to powerful political leaders like Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. But his true political importance can be gauged from the fact that before being elected Tony Blair flew halfway across the world to meet Murdoch in Australia. It is alleged that Murdoch offered Blair a deal – support for his candidature in exchange for unmatched power in Britain’s political circles and in the week after James Cameron came to power, Rupert Murdoch visited 10 Downing Street twice. When James Cameron came to power one of the first people who entered 10 Downing Street was Rupert Murdoch and that is all you need to know about his power in this country.   People in many different parts of the world say that you cannot ignore the might of Rupert Murdoch. It is also said that you cannot question his clout that spans three continents across the free world. It takes a very powerful government to say no to Rupert Murdoch when he wants something. It is best for everyone to just see it through. James: An uphill struggle  He grew up in the shadow of his father. He had the right name and all the credentials, but for James Murdoch, born with a silver spoon in his mouth, it has always been an uphill struggle trying to keep up with expectations while being his own man. Did he fail? Did he live up to his famous name? That is something that will only be clear once the dust of this raging scandal settles. James Murdoch was appointed Deputy Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation in March 2011.  The first major decision James had to take as the COO was the closure of the company’s tabloid newspaper, News of the World. “We felt that under the circumstances, the work that was undertaken over the past year and a half, we came to the realization and the realization was inescapable. We took the decision to close down the paper really because of that,” said James. For years, James has appeared to be News Corp’s heir apparent. That he would some day, in the near future, head the news and entertainment company his father, Rupert, has spent his life building. But that dynastic succession is no longer ensured. James future looms in the dark. As revelations tumble forth, British newspapers are speculating that James could be the next News Corp executive to be forced out. News Corp has also had to drop the $12 billion bid to buy the remainder of British Sky Broadcasting; and accept the resignations of two key executives, Rebekah Brooks and Les Hinton, all under the leadership of James Murdoch. James Murdoch could potentially be held responsible for the alleged payoff by News of the World to British police officials.  The scandal continues to weigh on News Corp’s stock price, adding to the financial pressure on the Murdoch family and James Murdoch’s leadership.  James, fourth of Rupert Murdoch’s six children, studied film and history in Harvard University. But James dropped out of Harvard after just three terms. Sporting an eyebrow stud and two tattoos including a lightbulb on his right arm, James quickly gained a reputation as the “rebel” of the family.  After his departure from education, James turned his hand to producing hip-hop music, eventually selling his company Rawkus Records to his father in 1996.  James Murdoch was then appointed head of News Corp’s music and internet strategy the following year.  He was later sent over to Hong Kong to head Asian pay-television service Star TV. In 2003, when James Murdoch was 31, he was appointed chief executive of BSkyB becoming the youngest CEO of a Fortune 100 company despite uproar from the company’s shareholders and cries of nepotism.  But after James drove some aggressive deals for the company in Europe and Asia, his image went through a makeover. The one-time tattooed rebel emerged a very credible candidate to inherit the family empire. But that empire along with the junior Murdochs future now hangs by a thread. Woman who pulled the strings The biggest tree to fall so far in the British phone-hacking scandal has been News International’s former chief executive Rebekah Brooks. She was News of the World editor when voicemails of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler were allegedly intercepted.  Arrested on July 17, but now out on bail, she has tough questions to answer. But what is her hold on Rupert Murdoch and what does she know? Is she fully to blame or was she doing what she had been told to do? Even as the phone-hacking scandal exploded, Murdoch made sure no harm would come to his protege. Rebekah Brooks seemed indispensable to Rupert Murdoch. Rebekah joined News of the World as a secretary at age 20, but was soon promoted to features writer. At 29, she was deputy editor of The Sun. After two years at The Sun in 2000, she became the editor of the News of the World – the youngest editor of a British national newspaper. She ran the controversial campaign to name and shame child sex offenders. The campaign was blamed for encouraging people to take the law into their own hands. As an editor she demanded her staff do whatever it takes to bring in exclusive stories.  It was under her editorship that an investigator working for the paper hacked into the voicemail of Milly Dowler, who was later found murdered. “The position of Rebekah Brooks can be simply stated. She is not guilty of any criminal offence,” said Stephen Parkinson, lawyer for Rebekah Brooks. Her high-octane approach though got her the job she really wanted. In 2003, Rebekah Brooks became the first female editor of The Sun. Rupert Murdoch began to rely on her so much that people started calling her Murdoch’s proxy in Britain. She was a confidante of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron and made high-level friendship with Prince Charles.  Rebekah Brooks had become one of the most powerful women in Britain. In 2009, Rupert Murdoch made Rebekah Brooks the Chief Executive of News International. But Rebekah Brook’s fall was as remarkable as her swift rise. The phone-hacking scandal became a real threat to the interests of the Murdoch empire and its influence.  On July 15, Rebekah Brooks quit as News International chief executive. Two days later she was arrested.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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UAAP: Andrei Caracut clutch plays lift La Salle past Adamson

first_imgIt was a game of runs with both teams taking a double-digit lead at one point in the game.Val Chauca put Adamson back in the driver’s seat, 58-57 with 4:46 remaining but the Falcons went on a four-minute dry spell after that.Justine Baltazar was also stellar for the Archers with 21 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks while Jamie Malonzo added 12 points and 11 rebounds.La Salle, which rebounded from a 66-55 loss to Far Eastern University on Wednesday, climbed to 2-3.Jerrick Ahanmisi and Chauca each scored 13 on a bad shooting night for the Falcons, who slipped to 3-3.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano ANTIPOLO—Graduating guard Andrei Caracut came up clutch to push La Salle past Adamson, 68-61, in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament Saturday night at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue With the Green Archers clinging to a 60-58 lead, Caracut buried back-to-back triples inside the final minute to slam the door on the Falcons.“It’s been tough for us. We really felt the pressure as a team. Coaching staff, the players, everyone on the team we felt the pressure,” said DLSU coach Gian Nazario.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Caracut, though, hardly felt any when the game was on the line. The first of his two clutch 3-pointers put the Archers ahead by five with 57 seconds left and with the Falcons pulling within two anew, he drilled the dagger with 27.3 ticks to go.“I missed my three attempts early in the fourth quarter and I was just relieved to make those two,” Caracut, who scored 15 points, said in Filipino. Becoming his own man POST-GAME INTERVIEW Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img SBP optimistic on chances to get Tim Cone nod for SEA Games Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’last_img read more

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Greece’s Representatives For Next Year’s UEFA Champions & Europa League

first_imgThe Greek SuperLeague season is officially over with the conclusion of the playoffs and AGONAsport.com breaks down everything you need to know about Greece’s representatives for next year’s UEFA Champions League & Europa League Competitions. All dates for the draws and qualifying games are listed below.At the end of the 2014-2015 UEFA season, Greece finished in 13th place in UEFA’s Associations’ Club Coefficient Ranking. With this placement, this year’s Greek SuperLeague and Greek Soccer Cup (2015-2016 season) received a total of 5 representatives for next year’s 2016-2017 UEFA Competitions (Champions League & Europa League). The top two teams from the SuperLeague will enter the Champions League while the Cup winner, 3rd placed team of the SuperLeague, and 4th placed team of the SuperLeague will enter the Europa League. Since the Cup Champion, AEK, secured a spot in next year’s UEFA Competitions via the SuperLeague (finished in 4th), the SuperLeague 5th placed team, Panionios, was granted a place in the Europa League. Greece’s 5 representatives for next year’s UEFA Competitions are Olympiacos, PAOK, Panathinaikos, AEK, and Panionios.***A reminder that all qualifying rounds consist of a two-legged playoff and the team with the most goals over two legs will progress to the next round. In the case of a tie after two legs, the team with the most away goals will advance. For more clarification, follow the links to the full Champions League Format and Europa League Format.** AEK ATHENS (CUP CHAMPION)As the 2016 Greek Soccer Cup Champion, AEK will enter next year’s UEFA Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round. AEK will need to progress through two rounds of qualifying (3rd Qualifying Round & Playoff Qualifying Round) to advance to the Europa League Group Stages. Due to AEK’s low placement in UEFA’s Club Coefficient Ranking, the Kitrinomavri will most likely be “unseeded” for the draws in both qualifying rounds, leading to theoretically more difficult opponents. Some notable opponents that could stand in the way of AEK and the group stages include:3rd Qualifying Round: AZ Alkmaar (NED), Lille (FRA), Saint Etienne (FRA), Gent (BEL), Krasnador (RUS), West Ham (ENG), Hertha Berlin (GER), Sassuolo (ITA), Genk (BEL)Playoff Qualifying Round: The same as above and others TBD*If AEK gets knocked out in Europa League Qualifying their “European” season will come to a close. PANIONIOS GSS (SUPERLEAGUE 5TH PLACE)As the 2016 Greek SuperLeague 5th placed team, Panionios will enter next year’s UEFA Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round. Panionios will need to progress through three rounds of qualifying (2nd Qualifying Round, 3rd Qualifying Round & Playoff Qualifying Round) to advance to the Europa League Group Stages. Due to Panionios’ low placement in UEFA’s Club Coefficient Ranking (compared to the other teams in qualifying), the Kyanerythri will be “seeded” for the 2nd Qualifying draw, but “unseeded” for the draws in the 3rd & Playoff qualifying rounds. Panionios will have a theoretically easier opponent in the 2nd Qualifying Round and more difficult opponents in the 3rd & Playoff Qualifying Rounds. Some notable opponents that could stand in the way of Panionios and the group stages include:2nd Qualifying Round: Levski Sofia (BUL), Aberdeen (SCO), Qabala (AZB), Hibernian (SCO),3rd Qualifying Round: AZ Alkmaar (NED), Lille (FRA), Saint Etienne (FRA), Gent (BEL), Krasnador (RUS), West Ham (ENG), Hertha Berlin (GER), Sassuolo (ITA), Genk (BEL)Playoff Qualifying Round: The same as above and others TBD.*If Panionios gets knocked out in Europa League Qualifying their “European” season will come to a close. OLYMPIACOS CFP (SUPERLEAGUE CHAMPION)As the 2016 Greek SuperLeague Champion, Olympiacos will enter next year’s UEFA Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round (Champions Route). Olympiacos will need to progress through two qualifying rounds (3rd Qualifying Round & Playoff Qualifying Round) to advance to the Champions League Group Stages. As a domestic league champion, the Erythrolefki will enter the Champions Qualifying Route, meaning they will only play against other domestic league champions. Since the domestic league champions of associations ranked 1st-12th will automatically qualify for the group stages, Olympiacos can only be drawn, in qualifying, with champions from associations ranked 14th-54th. Due to Olympiacos’ high placement in UEFA’s Club Coefficient Ranking, the Erythrolefki will be “seeded” for the draws in both qualifying rounds, leading to theoretically easier opponents. Some notable opponents that could stand in the way of Olympiacos and the group stages include:3rd Qualifying Round: Rosenborg (NOR), Red Star Belgrade (SRB), Astana (KAZ), Qarabaq (AZB)Playoff Qualifying Round: FC Copenhagen (DEN), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO), BATE Borisov (BLR), Legia Warsaw (POL)*If Olympiacos gets knocked out in the Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round they will continue to the Europa League Playoff Qualifying Round. If they are eliminated in the Champions League Playoff Qualifying Round they will continue to the Europa League Group Stage.* PAOK THESSALONIKI (SUPERLEAGUE RUNNER-UP)As the 2016 Greek SuperLeague Runner-up, PAOK will enter next year’s UEFA Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round (League Route). PAOK will need to progress through two qualifying rounds (3rd Qualifying Round & Playoff Qualifying Round) to advance to the Champions League Group Stages. As a domestic league non-champion, the Dikefalos Tou Vora will enter the League Qualifying Route, meaning they will only play against other domestic league non-champions. Since the associations ranked 1st-15th in UEFA’s Associations’ Club Coefficient Ranking receive non-champion representatives in the Champions League, PAOK can only be drawn, in qualifying, with non-champions from those associations. Due to PAOK’s low placement in UEFA’s Club Coefficient Ranking (compared to the other teams in qualifying), the Dikefalos Tou Vora will be “unseeded” for the draws in both qualifying rounds, leading to theoretically more difficult opponents. Some notable opponents that could stand in the way of PAOK and the group stages include:3rd Qualifying Round: Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Ajax (NED), Anderlecht (BEL), Fenerbahce (TUR), Sparta Praha (CZE)Playoff Qualifying Round: Manchester City (ENG), Villarreal (ESP), FC Porto (POR)*If PAOK gets knocked out in the Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round they will continue to the Europa League Playoff Qualifying Round. If they are eliminated in the Champions League Playoff Qualifying Round they will continue to the Europa League Group Stage.* PANATHINAIKOS AO (SUPERLEAGUE 3RD PLACE)As the 2016 Greek SuperLeague 3rd placed team, Panathinaikos will enter next year’s UEFA Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round. Panathinaikos will need to progress through two rounds of qualifying (3rd Qualifying Round & Playoff Qualifying Round) to advance to the Europa League Group Stages. Due to Panathinaikos’ average placement in UEFA’s Club Coefficient Ranking (compared to the other teams in qualifying), the Prasini will most likely be “seeded” for the draws in both qualifying rounds, leading to theoretically easier opponents. Some notable opponents that could stand in the way of Panathinaikos and the group stages include:3rd Qualifying Round: Luzern (SUI), Başakşehir (TUR), Heracles (NED), Grasshopers (SUI), Brondby (DEN), Hearts (SCO)Playoff Qualifying Round: To be decided…*If Panathinaikos gets knocked out in Europa League Qualifying their “European” season will come to a close. important qualifying datesJune 20: Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round DrawJuly 14: Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round Leg 1July 21: Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round Leg 2July 15: Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round Draw, Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round DrawJuly 26, 27: Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round Leg 1July 28: Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round Leg 1August 2, 3: Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round Leg 2August 4: Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round Leg 2August 5: Champions League Playoff Qualifying Round Draw, Europa League Playoff Qualifying DrawAugust 16, 17: Champions League Playoff Qualifying Round Leg 1August 18: Europa League Playoff Qualifying Round Leg 1August 23, 24: Champions League Playoff Qualifying Round Leg 2August 25: Europa League Playoff Qualifying Round Leg 2Source: www.agonasport.comTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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RRB Group D Recruitment 2018: Apply for 2,600 Trackman posts by October 15, check eligibility here

first_imgRailway Recruitment 2018: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has invited applications for Group D posts. For the uninitiated, the Northern Railway (NR) in specific has invited applications for as many as 2,600 trackmen posts under its ‘re-engagement of the retired employee’ programme.Name of the post: Trackman postNumber of vacancy: 2600 postsRRB recruitment 2018: Last date to applyCandidates who are both interested and eligible are requested to fill the form and apply for the afore-mentioned position before the deadline, that is, October 15.RRB Group D Trackman Post 2018: Steps to applyAccess the application form from RRB or the Northern RailwayFill in the application form and submitAlso, pay the application fee if anySend the application form through the post to ‘Divisional Personnel Officer, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh’Railway Recruitment 2018: Eligibiity criteriaCandidates must note that only retired employees are eligible to apply for the position.Read: Kendriya Vidyalaya (KVS) Recruitment 2018: Application process ends today, check important details hereRailway Recruitment 2018: Age limitThe maximum upper age limit to apply for the positions is 65 years. Another thing that must be kept in mind is that the mode of applying for Northern Railway recruitment is offline.RRB recruitment 2018: RRB Group C postsThe Railway Recruitment Cell, North Eastern Railway Gorakhpur too has recently released a recruitment notification for Group C posts in the Indian Railways under sports quota in following games:AthleticsCricketHand-BallKabaddiVolleyballBasketballWrestlingSwimmingCandidates with 10+2 pass and degree holders from a recognized board or university may apply for the Group-C posts under Sports category. The last day to apply for the positions is on or before October 15.advertisementRead: UPSC is hiring with a whooping salary! Check post name, eligibility criteria, payscale and other details herelast_img read more

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India-Pakistan cricket match nothing less than a war, says Sehwag

first_imgA cricket match between India and Pakistan is nothing less than war, former India opener Virender Sehwag said here Friday.Speaking to reporters at an event, Sehwag brushed aside queries on whether he intended to join politics with jestful remarks. He stressed that people should vote for a leader who is decisive, though he refused to take any name.Asked if India should play Pakistan in the World Cup, he said, “There are two points which are discussed, whether we should have a war with Pakistan or not (and whether we should play Pakistan).””That is also one point that is discussed. We should do whatever is good for the country’s welfare. When India and Pakistan play a match, it is nothing less than a war. We should win the war, not lose it,” he told reporters at Goa Fest, an annual event organised here by advertising associations.The World Cup will be played in England and Wales between May 30 and July 14 this year.Facing a volley of questions on ongoing Lok Sabha polls, Sehwag said, “I feel a leader should have the courage to take decisions, quick decisions in the interest of the country, in the interest of the Army and the interest of the police.”He said if people started voting for leaders and not on the basis of party lines, then “half the leaders” wouldn’t get elected.”They (the leaders) get elected because people vote for the party. The person who can take decisions should get elected, irrespective of which party he is from,” he claimed.advertisementHe said the police and the Army should not be kept ‘suppressed,’ adding that he wanted the country to prosper and not “any particular person.”Asked if he intended to join politics, Sehwag quipped, “I have always worked on contract. Right from Ranji to the IPL (Indian Premier League), whichever party gives me a good contract, I will join.”On a lighter note, he added, “The contract should not be less that Rs 100 crore.”Also Read | Kumble, Dravid’s fight for revenue share benefitting current cricketers: SehwagAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar reacts to Ganguly’s clarification on India vs Pakistan World Cup matchlast_img read more

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FIFA 18 Player Ratings: Man Utd

first_imgManchester United FIFA 18 Man Utd player ratings: De Gea and Pogba among top performers for Red Devils Ronan Murphy 18:07 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba Man Utd Getty Images Manchester United Manchester United v Everton Premier League Gaming eSports The ratings for the best players in the Premier League have been released, with some of United’s biggest stars near the top of the rankings EA Sports has revealed the highest rated Manchester United players in FIFA 18, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic the highest rated outfield player for the Red Devils despite being currently sidelined through injury.Jose Mourinho’s side are also included in the FIFA 18 demo which was released worldwide on September 12, and allows gamers to test out the latest edition of the football simulation ahead of its official release on September 29.The demo includes provisional ratings for the complete United squad, while EA Sports has confirmed the overall scores for the top 30 Premier League players, including the six stars below! Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing In the demo, United’s attack is rated 83, with their midfield 84 and their defence coming in with a combined 81 rating.FIFA 18 DEMO RATINGSFIFA 18 Demo Manchester UnitedGoalkeepers: De Gea 90, Romero 80, Pereira 71Defenders: Bailly 84, Valencia 83, Rojo 82, Smalling 81, Blind 80, Darmian 80, Jones 79, Lindelof 79, Shaw 79, Young 74, Fosu-Mensah 73, Tuanzebe 73, Borthwick-Jackson 70, Mitchell 64Midfielders: Pogba 87, Mkhitaryan 85, Herrera 84, Mata 84, Matic 83, Martial 82, Carrick 80, Fellaini 79, Lingard 78, Pereira 76, Gribbin 63, McTominay 63, Willock 59Forwards: Lukaku 86, Rashford 79, Dearnley 636. JUAN MATA | SpainFIFA 18 Premier League Top 30Juan Mata is one of Manchester United’s highest rated midfielders, having played over 100 Premier League games for the club since signing from Chelsea.5. HENRIKH MKHITARYAN | ArmeniaFIFA 18 Premier League Top 30An inconsistent first season in the Premier League has not affected Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s rating, with the Armenia international finally starting to flourish in his second campaign under Mourinho.4. ROMELU LUKAKU | BelgiumFIFA 18 Premier League Top 30Romelu Lukaku finished second in the Premier League top scorer race last season with Everton, and his upgraded rating in FIFA 18 reflects his lethal ability in front of goal.3. PAUL POGBA | FranceFIFA 18 Premier League Top 30One of the most well-rounded players in FIFA 18, Paul Pogba has five-star skill moves, a four-star weak foot and excellent passing and dribbling ratings reflective of his ability at Old Trafford.2. ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC | SwedenFIFA 18 Premier League Top 30Zlatan Ibrahimovic was a late signing for Manchester United and thus is not part of their squad in the FIFA 18 demo, but fans who purchase the full game will be able to see his 88 shooting rating in action.1. DAVID DE GEA | SpainFIFA 18 Premier League Top 30David De Gea has been one of the world’s best goalkeepers for the past few seasons, and his 90 rating is justly deserved. He is Manchester United’s highest rated player in FIFA 18.EA SPORTS is revealing all players’ ratings ahead of the release of FIFA 18 on the 29th September. To pre-order your copy, head to: https://www.easports.com/uk/fifa/buy/united-kingdomlast_img read more

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Israel to Start Port Privatization in 2015

first_imgzoom Israel will sell stakes in eight of the most profitable state-owned companies and the Mediterranean seaports of Haifa and Ashdod  in November or December, Reuters reports.According to Ori Yogev, the official at Israel’s Ministry of Finance, the ten companies to be sold generate close to 90% of total revenues of eighty-seven state-owned companies.Israel expects the sales to bring close to USD 4 billion.The government plans to offer a 49% stake in the Port of Ashdod on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange at the end of the year, and will sell the controlling interest in the port in 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Chinas ambassador to India elevated as vice foreign min

first_imgBeijing: Outgoing Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui, who played a crucial role in normalising ties between India and China following the Doklam standoff in 2017, has been elevated as vice minister of foreign affairs. Announcing Luo’s appointment as the vice foreign minister, China’s State Council or the Central Cabinet said Kong Xuanyou, who is the vice foreign minister, has been posted as the ambassador to Japan. Meanwhile, speculation is rife here that China plans to appoint veteran diplomat Sun Weidong as the next ambassador to India. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’Sun who specialised in China and South Asia-related issues for a long time, served as the ambassador to Pakistan till recently. He is currently the director general of planning department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry. The Indian ambassador to China, Vikram Misri hosted a lunch for Sun and his team at his residence on May 24. The official announcement about his appointment is expected shortly. Luo’s predecessor Le Yucheng was also made vice minister of foreign affairs. Luo is due to return on transfer. Luo, who started his stint in India in 2016, played a crucial role in normalising ties between the two countries following the Doklam standoff, the most serious military face-off in decades between the two countries.last_img read more

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Over 550 people arrested within two days in Casablanca police

Casablanca – Casablanca’s security services arrested on Wednesday and Thursday 558 people during major operations in various districts for different crimes, said a police source.This 48-hour bust helped nab 283 people who were on the wanted list, some of whom were caught in the act, according to a statement from the police headquarters.During these two-day arrests, the traffic police in the city gave a total of 2,739 tickets, and impounded 448 cars, 610 motorcycles and 13 scooters.

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Markets lower amid disappointing Canadian jobs data strong Chinese figures

by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 9, 2013 8:48 am MDT TORONTO – North American markets ended in the red Friday amid a mixed bag of quarterly financial reports and signs that Canada’s private sector added jobs last month even as the overall unemployment rate rose in June.The S&P/TSX composite index dipped 10.79 points to 12,542.13. The Canadian dollar was up 0.28 of a cent to 97.14 cents US.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials index dropped 72.81 points to 15,425.51, the Nasdaq dipped 9.02 points to 3,660.11, while the S&P pulled back 6.06 points to 1,691.42.An onslaught of positive economic data from China was not enough to lift the markets, as figures showed that Chinese inflation in July was steady at an annual rate of 2.7 per cent — slightly below an expected modest increase to 2.8 per cent.Chinese industrial production also rose 9.7 per cent in the year to June, ahead of expectations for a nine per cent increase and retail sales grew 13.2 per cent in July from a year earlier, slightly slower than June’s growth rate.Overall, analysts said the figures added weight to the argument that the recent soft patch in the economic powerhouse may have come to an end. However, market reaction was fairly muted, as stocks had rallied already on Thursday after strong Chinese trade numbers.“I think the market is unwilling to jump in with both feet simply because a number of good numbers came in overnight from China,” said Andrew Pyle, associate director of wealth management for Scotia MacLeod.“You have a market now that is tired. We’ve been through the second quarter of the U.S. earnings season… You have a market now that is searching for the next reason to stay positive and I think you’re starting to see some of that fatigue.”Meanwhile, a double-dose of economic news was also released in Canada, potentially indicating that the economy wasn’t faring at a pace that some have come to expect.Statistics Canada reported a net loss of 39,400 last month, with public sector workers and youth taking on the biggest share of the losses. On a positive note, however, Canada’s private sector employers added 31,400 jobs.The official unemployment rate is now 7.2 per cent, one-tenth of a point higher than in June.The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. also reported that total housing starts continued to be relatively stable in July.The federal agency estimated there were 17,993 actual starts in July which, extrapolated over 12 months, totals a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 192,853 starts. That was slightly down from June’s adjusted annual rate of 193,797.On the TSX, BlackBerry (TSX:BB) shares rose more than seven per cent, or 68 cents, to $10.05 on a report that the smartphone-maker’s chief executive and board of directors are warming to the idea of taking the company private.The reports by Reuters said no decision was imminent and BlackBerry issued a brief statement saying it doesn’t comment on rumours or speculation.Meanwhile, autoparts giant Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG) reported a US$415 million profit and record-high second-quarter sales, which were up 16 per cent from the same time last year and well above analyst estimates.Magna also said it now expects between $33.3 billion and $34.7 billion of sales in 2013 — about $700 million higher than Magna’s outlook in May. Its shares were ahead $2.15 to $82.30.Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A) reported a profit of US$802 million, up from US$379 million a year ago. Despite the positive earnings, its shares dipped 59 cents to $37.99.The TSX gold sector ended ahead 1.68 per cent as December gold bullion gained $2.30 to US$1,312.20 an ounce. Shares in Centerra Gold (TSX:CG) climbed more than 10 per cent, or 44 cents, to $4.74, while Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) shares were ahead 40 cents to $18.00.The energy sector fell 0.09 per cent as September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange moved up $2.57 to US$105.97 a barrel.The metals and mining sector was the leading advancer in the market, climbing 4.05 per cent as copper added four cents to $3.31.Shares in First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) were up 81 cents to $17.93, while Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) saw an uptick of $1.02 to $27.33. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Markets lower amid disappointing Canadian jobs data, strong Chinese figures read more

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Sex Abuse Victims Join Hands Accept Courage Award at

Recipients of the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage appear at the ESPY Awards, at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs.The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year’s top athletes and moments in sports.Gymnast Aly Raisman, softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Sarah Klein, who said she was Nassar’s first victim 30 years ago, took turns speaking. Klein chided the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State for placing “money and medals above the safety of child athletes.”Olympic snowboarding champion Chloe Kim won a leading three ESPYs, including best female athlete, while Alex Ovechkin claimed best male athlete.Kim had tears in her eyes as she listened to the Arthur Ashe recipients.“We must start caring about children’s safety more than we care about adults’ reputations,” Klein said. “If we can just give one person the courage to use their voice, this is worth it.”Raisman added, “For too long we were ignored. It could have been avoided. All we needed was one adult to have the integrity to stand between us and Larry Nassar.”The audience gave the group a prolonged standing ovation and remained on its feet while the women spoke.“What a powerful stage up here,” host Danica Patrick said before signing off.Ovechkin joined Roger Federer and Olympic snowboarder Shaun White as double winners. Ovechkin was in Russia with his wife, Nastya, who is 8½ months pregnant.Newly retired racecar driver Patrick became the first woman to host the show at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Her opening monologue mostly fell flat, with athletes sitting stone-faced or wincing at many of the jokes.Kim took female athlete honors over Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin, WNBA player Sylvia Fowles and soccer player Julie Ertz.“This year has been filled with so many incredible memories I will hold onto the rest of my life,” Kim said as she held the silver trophy. “I really want to thank my family. They’ve sacrificed so much for me.”Kim also claimed trophies for best female Olympian and female action sports athlete. At the Pyeongchang Games in February, she became the youngest to win a snowboarding medal when the then-17-year-old claimed gold in halfpipe.Ovechkin, who led the Washington Capitals to their first Stanley Cup championship, also won for best NHL player. He beat out Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and fellow first-time nominees Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros and James Harden of the Houston Rockets for male athlete.Federer’s five-set victory at the Australian Open in January for his 20th Grand Slam singles title earned honors for record-breaking performance and he also received best male tennis player.White won best Olympic moment with his final-run performance in South Korea featuring back-to-back 1440s to take gold, and best male Olympian.The Astros were honored as best team for winning the franchise’s first World Series.LeBron James, soon to be starring across the street at Staples Center with the Los Angeles Lakers, won best NBA player for the third straight year on his 14th consecutive nomination in the category.Brady claimed best NFL player, while Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels won MLB player.On a big night for Olympians, the U.S. women’s hockey team earned best game honors for their shootout victory over Canada in the gold-medal game in South Korea.Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz earned breakthrough athlete honors.Quarterback Nick Foles received the championship performance trophy for leading the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl title.The Minnesota Vikings earned best moment honors for beating the New Orleans Saints on the last play of the NFL championship game.Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale won in the best play category for hitting a buzzer-beater in the NCAA women’s title game.The best coach award was given posthumously to Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel and Chris Hixon, all of whom died in the mass shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Former quarterback Jim Kelly received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance for his struggle with jaw cancer. Fellow NFL Hall of Famers Dan Marino and John Elway presented Kelly with the honor. read more

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Daily Gift Nook Color

first_imgIf you are looking for an ebook reader for the bookworm on your list, but you want something a little special, that does just a bit more, without going so far as an iPad, the Nook Color with its vivid, color ebook reading experience and some tablet functionality would be the perfect choice.Barnes and Noble finally gave the world the color ebook reader it has been begging for with the release of the Nook Color back in November. It’s bright, 7-inch LCD screen with 16 million colors and intuitive touch-based navigation displays book illustrations and periodicals like the hardcopy versions. AdChoices广告Plus, this ebook reader runs a version of Android 2.1 and is preloaded with some apps, a few games, such as chess and crosswords, and Pandora Internet radio. To add to its tablet-like functionality, the Nook color also comes with a browser. So you can listen to music while reading, or when you need a break from reading, you can check some things online or play a game. It also offers some social aspects to the ebook reading experience by letting you share recommendations, passages from within books by posting them to Twitter or Facebook, and even entire books with your friends through the Barnes & Noble’s LendMe application. Our friends over at PCMag.com reviewed the Nook Color and gave it an Editors’ Choice for color ebook readers. I’m sure any bookworm would love to flip though the pages of this device this holiday season. It’s available from B&N for $249.last_img read more

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The home of the Greek Community Rhodian Brotherhood sold

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The home of the Greek Community Rhodian Brotherhood in Fairfield has sold after auction by agents Gray Johnson for $1,950,000, or just over $3,200 a sqm. The Rhodian Brotherhood is a long-established and robust Greek community organisation that has been the long-term owner and occupier of the property, using the older style, 390 sqm community building as a clubroom and bar. The brotherhood is now seeking to buy a new property to serve the needs of its members.The purchaser, a residential developer, is proposing up to five townhouse units on the site on the corner of Duncan Street, which holds a General Residential zoning.last_img read more

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40 de voitures hybrides en 2050

first_img40% de voitures hybrides en 2050 ?Du 10 au 12 mai à Bordeaux, élus, scientifiques et professionnels se sont penchés sur l’évolution des transports urbains, dans le cadre du Programme national de recherche et d’innovation dans les transports terrestres (Predit). Quel est l’avenir des transports verts et comment faire face aux changements climatique et démographique à venir ? Ils ont apporté quelques éléments de réponse.Les transports sont au coeur des défis que constituent les changements climatiques et démographiques, et l’épuisement des ressources naturelles telles que le pétrole et le gaz. Lew Fulton, de l’Agence Internationale de l’Energie (AIE), a présenté un rapport sur l’explosion du secteur automobile attendue au cours des prochaines décennies, et l’augmentation des émissions de gaz à effet de serre qu’elle engendrera. “Nous devrions passer de 800 millions de voitures aujourd’hui au double en 2035. Nous pourrions même atteindre 2,5 milliards de véhicules en 2050. (…) Si l’on ne change pas de mode de production d’énergie, les émissions de CO2 vont doubler d’ici à 2050”, a-t-il souligné, cité par 20 minutes. À lire aussiDécouvrez l’étonnante voiture électrique et autonome imaginée par la NASALes experts réunis à Bordeaux dans le cadre du Predit doivent se pencher sur une transformation rapide des transports urbains, qui passera bien sûr par le déploiement des transports collectifs, et par le développement de véhicules moins polluants. L’AIE prône “un investissement très important dans les véhicules électriques et les biocarburants, pour arriver à 50% de carburants qui ne soient plus d’origine fossile”, a souligné Lew Fulton.Mais Jean Delsey, conseiller scientifique à l’Ifsttar qui préside le groupe de travail Energie et Environnement au Predit, évoque un scénario plus réaliste. “On peut toujours échafauder des scénarios qui font rêver, mais la réalité nous rattrape souvent. Nous continuons de travailler sur le moteur thermique, qui est et restera encore le plus utilisé. (…) Cela dit le potentiel de gain sur le moteur thermique est très important : nous pouvons réduire les cylindrées, alléger les véhicules, dont le poids a doublé en 35 ans”. Pour lui, il roulera sur les routes en 2050 40% de véhicules à moteur thermique, 20% de voitures électriques, et 40% d’hybrides, “qui iront du micro-hybride au full-hybride”, précise-t-il. Si le Predit mise beaucoup sur les véhicules hybrides, c’est parce qu’ils apparaissent comme la “meilleure solution entre le tout thermique et le tout électrique, que l’on maîtrise encore assez mal”, explique-t-il.Le 12 mai 2011 à 20:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Colors swirl at Clark Colleges Sakura Festival

first_imgCold weather has delayed the blossoms of the nearly 100 Shirofugen cherry trees at Clark College, but the annual Sakura Festival took place as scheduled Thursday with cultural performances and the unveiling of a “peace pole” near the Frost Arts Center on the college’s main campus.The annual festival promotes the bonds of friendship between Vancouver and its sister city of Joyo, Japan. This year’s events included guest speakers and a performance by Kikuyo Jurgens, who is a member of Dance Leo, a Japanese dance ensemble.The cherry trees were given in 1990 by John Kageyama, president of American Kotobuki Electronics, in honor of Washington’s centennial. Today they can be seen on the southwest corner of the campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, along with the Royce E. Pollard Friendship Garden. They should reach full bloom in the coming days.The Sakura Festival is sponsored by Clark College, the city of Vancouver and the Rotary Club of Vancouver.last_img read more

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SFI demands government to solve problems at junior college

first_imgVijayawada: The leaders and members of Students Federation of India (SFI) staged a protest at SRR and CVR College here on Tuesday, demanding that the government address the problems in the government junior colleges across the state. They wanted the government to continue mid-day meals programme which was abruptly stopped and appealed not to give the mid-day meals supply contract to Akshaya Patra organisation. They also asked for supply of free sanitary napkins to girl students, establish NCC unit in SRR and CVR College among other demands. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, SFI district vice-president Ch Sumanth said that stopping mid-day meals was affecting the poor and middle-class students studying in government colleges and appealed to the government to continue the mid-day meals programme with immediate effect. He further appealed to the government to provide infrastructural facilities at the college and keep the premises clean and tidy. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us He also demanded that the government establish an NCC unit at SRR and CVR Junior College as most of the students join the government college to join NCC. He along with all the members of the SFI appealed to the government to address the problems at the earliest. SFI district secretary O Yesubabu, SRR college leaders Narendra, Dinesh, Tirupathi, Chandu, Chiranjeevi, Vamsi and others were present.last_img read more

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WATCH Big Crowd At Houston Astros Opening Day

first_img@abc13houston ⚾️🏆@astros 🏎💨A mad dash to get in the stadium for Opening Day. #OpeningDay #NeverSettle #HoustonStrong . pic.twitter.com/1HTIfUf35Y— Willie Dixon (@13PhotogWillie) April 2, 2018 .@astros home opener mood.#AstrosHomeOpener l #NeverSettle pic.twitter.com/5LwbZWufr3— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 2, 2018 Big crowd at #Astros #OpeningDay fanfest at @MinuteMaidParks @HoustonPubMedia @HPMNews887 pic.twitter.com/HVQbpd0O97— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) April 2, 2018 @astros HOME OPENER SOOO READY LETS GO STROS!!! #NeverSettle pic.twitter.com/IQQIjjCE2X— Aaron Schneider (@schneebly10) April 2, 2018 The boys are back in town. 🙌🏟 OPEN🚪 3:00pm💺 5:15pm⚾️ 6:10pm📺 @espn & @ATTSportsNetSW 📻 @SportsTalk790 & 850AM#NeverSettle pic.twitter.com/dqaonQubb0— Houston Astros (@astros) April 2, 2018 Be in your seats early if you want to watch the World Champion #Astros get their rings #OpeningDay @HoustonPubMedia @HPMNews887 #BaseballisBack pic.twitter.com/QxXzseiII3— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) April 2, 2018 #KHOU11 @JoseAltuve27 is revved up for 2018 Home Opener #NeverSettle He’s ready to celebrate with the fans before the game pic.twitter.com/89cDUpOmh7— Matt Musil (@KHOUSportsMatt) April 2, 2018 Share Fans are making their way into Minute Maid Park. #neversettle #astrosopeningday pic.twitter.com/hGaecXbdKD— Taisha Walker (@KPRC2Taisha) April 2, 2018center_img Phillip the spray-tan fan is back at @MinuteMaidParks so you know it’s #Astros #OpeningDay @HoustonPubMedia @HPMNews887 #BaseballisBack pic.twitter.com/sjhicz15D9— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) April 2, 2018 Y’all ready for some #baseball? It’s #Astros #OpeningDay at @MinuteMaidParks @HPMNews887 @HoustonPubMedia pic.twitter.com/N4lWX1XPxa— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) April 2, 2018 – / 6The crowds started gathering early at Minute Maid Park ahead of the Houston Astros’ home opener against the Baltimore Orioles. Fan Nancy Gray was one of the first in line to get in. She said she feels confident the Astros will make another trip to the World Series this year.“And it’s going to be a tough road. We’ve got the Yankees and the Angels. And Boston has beefed up its team. But I think we can do it. We’ve got the best offense and I think now we have the best pitching. So we’re going to go all the way,” Gray said. We’re happy to be back in Houston! Watch LIVE as the #Astros World Champions banner is revealed! https://t.co/qJwPUGwX8O— Houston Astros (@astros) April 2, 2018 Lots of folks headed to #Astros fanfest for #OpeningDay at @MinuteMaidParks Security says “Once you’re in you’re in!” @HoustonPubMedia @HPMNews887 pic.twitter.com/EYUTUpyCQl— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) April 2, 2018 It’s @astros Home Opener and I couldn’t be more excited! Watched batting practice with legendary Craig Biggio! pic.twitter.com/5Zrk4eTPb1— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) April 2, 2018 And what are YOU doing on a Monday afternoon? #Astros #OpeningDay @MinuteMaidParks @HoustonPubMedia @HPMNews887 #BaseballisBack pic.twitter.com/8yshM1Mgrv— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) April 2, 2018 Blake Matthews @KHOU gets to wear the juice box today #Astros #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/k1UlaF8bQN— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) April 2, 2018last_img read more

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