Chandra Proteco’s Kentucky Plant

first_imgChandra Proteco is setting up a $32 million copper cable manufacturing plant in Morgantown, Kentucky, which is expected to create 106 jobs in the town.The plant, called Kentucky Copper, is the company’s first U.S. facility. The company presently has plants in India, Europe, Africa and China.  Related Itemslast_img

Federer ‘never imagined’ having chance to become oldest number one

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “The most important thing is to be healthy, I would have had great regrets if I had not come here this week. I’m very excited for tomorrow’s match, I can’t wait for it to come around.”Federer moved into the quarter-finals on Thursday with a hard-fought 7-6 (10/8), 7-5 victory over Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber.“Tonight was complicated, I had to fight and struggle,” said Federer who has won three of the last five majors. “I had a good game plan going in, but I was never able to completely pull it off.“He came out with a clean start. I was serving well, that’s a great sign. I’d rather do that and return poorly.”ADVERTISEMENT Thursday’s win was Federer’s 13th in as many meetings against Kohlschreiber.Second seed Grigor Dimitrov outlasted Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic 7-6 (7/4), 7-5 to also reach the quarter-finals.Dimitrov has now reached a second straight quarter-final in the Dutch city, advancing with 13 aces and saving all four break points he faced.The Bulgarian will face Andrey Rublev on Friday after the 20-year-old Russian struggled for nearly two hours before finally seeing off Damir Dzumhur 6-4, 7-6 (7/4).Rublev, the world number 34, forced his Bosnian opponent to save 10 of 15 break points while he saved nine of 13.Russian Daniil Medvedev joined his compatriot in the last eight by beating Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4.The two-and-a-quarter-hour contest featured 13 aces from the loser and just four from the winner. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Switzerland’s Roger Federer poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the men’s singles final at the Australian Open against Croatia’s Marin Cilic in Melbourne, Australia Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Roger Federer can become the oldest world number one on Friday, a remarkable achievement for the 20-time Grand Slam title winner who admitted he “never imagined” he’d get the opportunity.The 36-year-old faces Dutchman Robin Haase in the quarter-finals of the Rotterdam Open where victory will allow him to replace old rival and close friend Rafael Nadal at the top of the rankings.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Goldwin Monteverde gets UE coaching post The Swiss would surpass Andre Agassi, who held the top spot in 2003 aged 33 years and 131 days.It would be Federer’s first time back at the summit since October 2012 having first claimed the top spot in February 2004.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This is an exciting challenge, I’ve struggled to try and get there. I had to win a lot of matches last year,” said Federer who was as low as 17 in the world in January last year before he returned to form with the Australian Open title.“I never imagined this after my (February 2016) knee surgery. Number one is a tough place to get to. View commentslast_img read more

Over Rs 1700 cr approved for 24 projects in 2015-16: Govt

first_imgNew Delhi, May 4 (PTI) Tourism Ministry has sanctioned over Rs 1700 crore under its various schemes during 2015-16, which is an increase of around 60 per cent, as compared to the amount approved in 2014-15, Rajya Sabha was informed today.In 2015-16, 24 projects got the nod with amount sanctioned to the tune of Rs 1,719.11 crore, while in 2014-15, Rs 1,076.55 crore were approved for 95 projects, Minister of State for Tourism Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply.During 2015-16, the maximum amount of Rs 129.65 crore was sanctioned for two projects in Assam, followed by Rs 115.50 crore for the same number of projects in Uttarakhand.Two projects in Rajasthan got approval for Rs 104.40 crore while in Chhattisgarh and Tripura, one project each was sanctioned for Rs 99.94 crore and Rs 99.59 crore respectively.Apart from these, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh got the nod for Rs 99.22 crore of one project each in both the states, while Sikkim was sanctioned Rs 98.05 crore for a project.Not a single project was approved in Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Odisha, and Tamil Nadu.To another query, Sharma said Rs 271 crore were approved for “Eco Circuits” in Uttarakhand, Telangana, and Kerala, while Rs 197 crore for “Tribal Circuits” in Chhattisgarh and Nagaland.Eco and Tribal circuits are part of 13 theme-based tourist circuits identified for development across the country under Swadesh Darshan scheme. PTI MP SMJ PAL SMJlast_img read more

Drunk driver runs car over man sleeping in house, dies

first_imgRameswaram (TN) Jun 25 (PTI) A man driving a car allegedly under inebriated condition died and another seriously injured after the vehicle rammed into a roadside house at Thangachimadam here today.Police said Ibrahim shah lost control of the vehicle and hit an electric pole and crashed into the house running over a middle-aged man, Manikandan who was asleep, and injured him seriously.They said the driver died on the spot while two other occupants in the car managed to escape after the accident.The injured man has been admitted to the goverment hospital in Madurai.The driver was allegedly drunk at the time of the accident, police said adding further investigation was on. PTI COR SSN ROH ROHlast_img read more

Russias romance with Raj Kapoor lives on, 29 yrs after death

first_imgBy Asim KamalMoscow, Aug 13 (PTI) Ranbir Kapoor might be setting hearts aflutter back home in India, but Russia still has just one rockstar Kapoor — and thats his grandfather.More than 29 years after his death, Showman Raj Kapoor continues to rule Russia as the king of the Indian film industry.Generations of Russians — even the young — are aware of Raj Kapoor and his cinema and regard him as Bollywoods numero uno hero despite the new crops of Indian actors who have made a global mark, with their films being released worldwide.”Raj Kapoor for sure still holds the title of the Indian film industrys king here in Russia. He is the number one association we have when we talk about Indian cinema,” said 25-year old Annie Vo.Moscow-born Vo, of Vietnamese origin, stressed he was her “favourite” because of the true to life characters he played.”His characters are very down to earth, true to life and genuine. Anybody can connect to his films, cutting across age, race, education and social status,” she told PTI.The creative director at Bardelhi restaurant, which serves Indian food and frequently screens Hindi films at its special movie nights, said she had heard of Ranbir and seen Barfi!, but it is Raj Kapoors legacy that lingers.”Call me conservative, but I relate more to Rajs era of actors and their level of class,” she said.Raj Kapoor, who passed away aged 63 in June 1988, acted in a series of classics such as Shree 420 and Awara and is still widely known as “the greatest showman of Indian cinema”.advertisementMany in Moscow stressed it was his cinema that introduced Russians to Indian films, which was why he continued to wield such magic.Nozima Karimova, a PR firm employee, recalled the reception the actor was accorded at the Tashkent film festival.”People spoke of his visit like he was higher than any head of state or any celebrity in the world,” she said.Karimova said she knew the Kapoor family was a part of the Indian film world, but was “not certain” about his grandchildren.”For, even today, I watch retro movies of Indian cinema,” she said.Karimova said she often watched Indian films on Russian Zee TV, aired on many cable networks here dubbed in Russian or with subtitles.Vo added that apart from Kapoor, people liked Mithun Chakraborty, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Priyanka Chopra.Dilmurad, a Taxi driver in his 50s, said Barood, a 1976 film featuring Rishi Kapoor, and the 1969 Rajesh Khanna- starrer Aradhana were among his favourites.”I went to see Aradhana one morning. I liked it so much that I watched it three times the same day,” he said.Some of the newer releases have their share of viewers, too. Ivan Parfenov, a sports media executive, said he was not a fan of Indian cinema, but was “greatly impressed” by the Rajinikanth-starrer, Robot.”One evening after a few drinks, a few friends and I were at home watching funny videos on YouTube, when a friend put on a clip from Robot. After watching it for 30 seconds I exclaimed that we had to download and watch it,” he said.Leonid Parfenov, creator of a TV and book series called “Namedni”, year-by-year accounts of important developments in culture and everyday lives in Russia, mentions the role of Raj Kapoor in an article on the popularity of Indian cinema.”It all began with Raj Kapoor, the lead actor in Awara and his songs…The rules of the genre never change: immense love, sweet-sounding songs cause charm and tears,” he wrote in a 1976 chapter titled Seeta and Geeta.Talking about the reason Indian films were popular in Russia, Parfenov said, “I often saw women on their way from a film in tears and smiling and saying things like Now this is a film about life.” PTI ASK BDSlast_img read more

China’s Sun wins first gold medal of Asian Games

first_imgJakarta, Aug 19 (AFP) Chinese wushu athlete Sun Peiyuan won the first gold medal of the Asian Games as the Olympic heavyweights made a fast start in their quest to top the medals table today. Sun, 28, scored 9.75 to win the men’s changquan category of the Chinese martial art, denying hosts Indonesia the Games’ opening title as he edged Edgar Xavier Marvelo into second place. China snared 151 gold medals at the 2014 Games in Incheon, nearly double the total of home nation South Korea, as they extended their record of topping the table at each edition of the regional Olympics since 1982. Taiwan’s Tsai Tsemin took the first bronze of the Games as the two-week, 40-sport competition got underway in Jakarta and Palembang, a port city on Sumatra island. (AFP) AHAHlast_img read more

Sir Alastair Cook: Former England captain knighted in Queen’s New Year Honours list

first_imgBritain has recognised its sporting stars in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list with a knighthood for cricketer Alastair Cook, and awards for Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, England soccer boss Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane.Former England captain Cook, 34, who retired from international cricket this year, was his country’s most-capped Test player and record Test run scorer.Welsh cyclist Thomas, 32, has won three world championships and two Olympic gold medals along with this year’s Tour de France, while the honours for Southgate and Kane follow England’s World Cup run in Russia this Summer in which the team finished fourth, their best result since victory in 1966.The awards also include a damehood for model Lesley Lawson, better known as Twiggy, one of the defining faces of the swinging 1960s.Two members of the team who rescued 12 junior footballers and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand, Richard Stanton and John Volanthen, received the George Medal for gallantry.A knighthood goes to writer Philip Pullman, whose books include the “His Dark Materials” trilogy, while “Gruffalo” children’s author Julia Donaldson, 70, is awarded a CBE.CBEs also go to Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, 31, and actress Sophie Okonedo, 50.The New Year’s honours have been awarded since Queen Victoria’s reign in the 19th century and aim to recognise not just well-known figures but those who have contributed to national life through often selfless and unsung contributions over many years.In that spirit, an OBE for fighting gun and knife crime goes to Mark Prince, 49, whose son Kiyan was fatally stabbed outside his school aged 15 in May 2006, while 28-year-old Stephen Addison who set up boxing classes to channel young people’s energy away from crime is awarded the BEM.advertisementThe biannual honours list is released on the Queen’s official birthday in June and at the end of each yearlast_img read more


first_imgRepublican lawmakers passed a more than two BILLION dollar plan to cut taxes over the next six years AND they completed work on NEXT year’s seven-point-four BILLION dollar state budget Saturday.It was the 118th and FINAL day of the 2018 Iowa legislative session. Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson reports.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….HENDERSON :40last_img

WATCH: Vela strike not enough for LAFC

first_imgMLS VIDEO: Vela strike not enough for LAFC to snap Portland’s streak Last updated 1 year ago 10:01 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Carlos Vela LAFC MLS 2018 Troy Wayrynen MLS Portland Timbers Portland Timbers v Los Angeles Los Angeles Videos The Mexico star netted a stunner, but it wasn’t enough to lead his club to a win over the streaking Timbers Carlos Vela produced a moment on magic on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough for his Los Angeles FC side to claim a win over the red-hot Portland Timbers, who used a late Samuel Armenteros rocket to take a 2-1 victory in a battle of Western Conference powers. Portland had opened the scoring just after the break, when a Diego Valeri free-kick forced a rebound in front of Tyler Miller’s goal. Cristhian Paredes was on hand to net his first MLS goal, putting the home side out in front.  Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now It would take over 20 minutes for Vela to come up with an answer, but the goal was well worth the wait. The Mexico international’s goal came with the help of Portland goalkeeper Jeff Attinella, who was caught leaning a bit close to his near post. Vela took advantage, curling a lovely dipping shot to the back stick and leaving Attinella grasping at air as the ball flew in over his outstretched arms. Portland would get the final laugh however. Armenteros came up with a left-footed bomb of his own, firing home from 20-yard out to put the home side in front for good. That left foot. 💰 #PORvLAFC— Major League Soccer (@MLS) May 19, 2018Daaang, @SamArmenteros. 🔥— Major League Soccer (@MLS) May 19, 2018It was a first goal for Armenteros with Portland, and the celebration run showed just how pleased he was to get on the score sheet. The win is the fifth in a row for the Timbers, who are still perfect on their home patch in 2018.The result leaves LAFC second in the West, with the Timbers just three points back and holding a game in hand. Portland will be back in action next Saturday against the Colorado Rapids, with LAFC returning to the pitch that same day against D.C. United. In other MLS action, David Villa was honored for his 400th career goal ahead of scoring a double to help New York City FC to a 4-0 win over the Colorado Rapids. Kei Kemara’s late penalty earned the Vancouver Whitecaps a share of the points after the club had fallen two goals behind to FC Dallas. Lalas Abubakar’s late goal handed the Columbus Crew a 1-0 win over the New England Revolution, the Philadelphia Union ran riot in a 4-1 win over Real Salt Lake and D.C. United ended its road struggles with a 3-1 win in San Jose against the Earthquakes.last_img read more

Parliamentary Committee Proposes Recommendations to Curb Domestic Violence

first_img Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the review was done in order to introduce new and harsher penalties for the perpetrators of domestic violence. A Joint Select Committee of Parliament has submitted recommendations from a review of four critical pieces of legislations, which are intended to provide women and children with greater against domestic violence.These are: the Domestic Violence Act, Offences against the Persons Act, Child Care and Protection Act, and Sexual Offences Act.Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the review was done in order to introduce new and harsher penalties for the perpetrators of domestic violence.“The Government is also finalising the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill, which will be brought to the House of Representatives in the short term,” the Minister added.She was speaking at an International Women’s Day symposium at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on March 8.The event was held under the theme: ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change’ #BalanceForBetter.Ms. Grange advised that greater support is being provided during the 2019/20 fiscal year for women who are victims of domestic violence, with the purchase of two shelters valued $86 million.These facilities, she further indicated, will be located in western and eastern Jamaica.Last year, the Government purchased property in central Jamaica at a cost of over $34million, which is currently being renovated.On completion, it will be operated as Jamaica’s first State-run shelter for domestic violence victims.“It will provide a safe-haven for women who need rescue due to the threat of gender-based violence and will provide counselling, psycho-social support and skills training to victims of gender-based violence, their children as well as survivors of intimate partner and others forms of domestic violence,” Ms. Grange said.Director of Policy and Research at the Bureau of Gender Affairs (BGA), Sharon Coburn Robinson, told JIS News that the shelters will assist in strengthening the agency’s work, as well as facilitate increased victim intake.“Prior to now, [we had] overnight shelters… for just a period of time. The structures that we have taken on are… enclosed, private and confidential. They [will] allow the female… [if she is a mother] to take her small children to allow the family [to remain] together,” she said.The symposium, which was held in observance of International Women’s Day on March 8, brought together women from a wide range of sectors, including: government, the military, business, medicine, agriculture, and religion, to celebrate womanhood and share success stories.Mrs. Coburn Robinson explained that the BGA’s mandate is to ensure that the needs of women are met, adding that the Day was chosen to communicate this message.During the symposium, the 2018 Rural Women’s Achiever and Rural Girls Rock Awards were presented.The Rural Women’s Achiever Award acknowledges the outstanding contribution of rural women to nation-building.It also identifies and supports the capabilities of rural women and girls to emerge as leaders and change agents within their communities.The Rural Girls Rock Award is intended to empower rural young girls by highlighting their academic achievements and contribution to community and national development.Recipients of the Rural Women’s Achiever Award were: Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Sergeant Rochelle McGibbon-Scott from the St. Mary Division Community Safety and Security Branch, and President of the St. Ann Disabilities Association, Millicent Sankey.Student of Brimmervale High School in St. Mary, Tackeisha Johnson, received the Rural Girls Rock Award. These are: the Domestic Violence Act, Offences against the Persons Act, Child Care and Protection Act, and Sexual Offences Act. A Joint Select Committee of Parliament has submitted recommendations from a review of four critical pieces of legislations, which are intended to provide women and children with greater against domestic violence. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Walkers Place of Safety Wards Get Relief Supplies

first_img Portfolio Minister,  Hon. Shahine Robinson, presented the supplies to Chief Executive Office of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey at the Maxfield Park Children’s Home in Kingston (Jan. 19) where some of the children are being housed. A massive fire at the Lyndhurst Road location of the Walkers Place of Safety on Monday night (Jan.15) claimed the lives of two children and destroyed the facility. She said the Government will “seek to put in place whatever safety measures we can to ensure that incidents like these never happen again.  Whatever we can do from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security we will do. A massive fire at the Lyndhurst Road location of the Walkers Place of Safety on Monday night (Jan.15) claimed the lives of two children and destroyed the facility.A massive fire at the Lyndhurst Road location of the Walkers Place of Safety on Monday night (Jan.15) claimed the lives of two children and destroyed the facility. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security, on Friday (Jan. 19), handed over food, clothing and other relief items to benefit wards of the Walkers Place of Safety.Portfolio Minister,  Hon. Shahine Robinson, presented the supplies to Chief Executive Office of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey at the Maxfield Park Children’s Home in Kingston (Jan. 19) where some of the children are being housed.“We’ve brought toiletries, school bags, sheets, beds, canned goods, sachets of flavoured drinks, rice and a lot more,” she told JIS NEWS.“This is just a symbolic hand over as the bulk of the relief supplies will be delivered to the Duke Street offices of the CPFSA,” she informed.A massive fire at the Lyndhurst Road location of the Walkers Place of Safety on Monday night (Jan.15) claimed the lives of two children and destroyed the facility.The 34 wards, who have been displaced, are being housed at residential facilities in Kingston.Minister Robinson expressed sorrow at the incident and the loss of lives.She said the Government will “seek to put in place whatever safety measures we can to ensure that incidents like these never happen again.  Whatever we can do from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security we will do.”Minister Robinson commended persons, who have come forward with donations, and encouraged others to assist the children.“We look forward to even more expressions of generosity to help rebuild the home. We’re dealing with children here and whoever  can contribute, do so with a willing heart,” she urged.Mrs. Gage-Grey, in expressing gratitude, noted that the response to the relief and rebuilding efforts “has been tremendous.”“We want to say a big thank you to Jamaica.  It shows us that together, we really can build a better Jamaica for all our children. This support is really appreciated,” she told JIS NEWS. Story Highlights Prev 1of4 Nextlast_img read more

Port of Auckland’s Profit Down

first_imgzoom Challenging times have pushed the Ports of Auckland’s full-year net profit to $63.2m compared to $74m last year, down 14.6%.“There is much about our performance of which Aucklanders can be proud. We have made better than expected progress replacing container volumes after Maersk moved a major service away from Auckland early in our financial year. Container volumes finished the year 0.4% up, against expectations that volumes might fall.“Multi-Cargo volumes have held up well, with car volumes increasing 17.4% to a record 243,801 units. Total breakbulk tonnage (including cars) was up 4.4% on the year before,” said Chief Executive Tony Gibson.Namely, container volumes up 0.4% to 972,434 TEU from 968,741 TEU last financial year, with container handling productivity hitting record highs on all measures.Total group revenue was $218.3m, down from $221.2m the year before, reflecting the sale of the company’s subsidiary Connlinx part way through the year.Ports of Auckland has declared a $41.7 million dividend for Auckland in the 2015 financial year.“There were several unusual items this year which reduced our reported profit and dividend compared to last year’s record level. $7.3 million has been put aside to cover costs and provisions for the Bledisloe Wharf extensions following the High Court’s decision to over-turn the consents granted by Auckland Council,” he said.The port operator attributed costs to increases in infrastructure repairs and maintenance, Unitary Plan processes and development of future initiatives.In addition, some $4 million was incurred related to wharf and building demolition and $2.4 million were made in severance payments to workers who left the port after settlement of a collective agreement with the Maritime Union.Speaking of the prospects for the coming year, Gibson said the expectations were subdued due to lower dairy prices and a fall in the New Zealand dollar, resulting in softening in some import trades, slower growth in car volumes and a decline in bulk exports.“Long term growth prospects remain strong, in line with Auckland’s growth,” Gibson said, stressing several strategic investments to ensure this growth.“We are investing in a North Island supply chain network, with new freight hubs in the Manawatu and Bay of Plenty, and an expansion of our existing freight hub in South Auckland.”“To improve productivity and capacity, we are investigating partial automation of our container terminal. We are currently consulting staff and will shortly commission a scoping study. A decision on whether or not to proceed will be made in early 2016.”“In October we will finish a 50m wharf extension at Fergusson Container Terminal and start construction of Fergusson North Wharf. These projects increase our terminal berth space by around 50% and are essential for handling growth in both ship size and trade volumes,” Gibson added.last_img read more

Upgrade for Cabot Trail

first_imgDrivers on Nova Scotia’s most scenic highway will be motoring on a more comfortable, safer road surface after the completion of a road-paving contract awarded by the province. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has awarded a $2,085,639 contract to Dexter Construction for repaving on the Cabot Trail from the intersection of Doyle Road in Margaree Forks north for about seven kilometres. “The Cabot Trail is the signature highway route for visitors to Nova Scotia,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “This project will return this section to top shape.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

Traditional Harvester tries to keep ricing ‎tradition going

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN National NewsIt’s that time of year again for the season harvest of wild rice.That tradition has been carried on for hundreds of years.But it hasn’t been easy.Many people around the lakes where it’s grown mistake rice for weeds.And that isn’t going over well.afrancis@aptn.calast_img

Morocco Sees 16 Annual Decline in Leprosy Cases

Rabat – A study published yesterday in the medical journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases shows a 16 percent decline in leprosy cases every year since 2012. The study was conducted by Morocco’s Ministry of Health, in collaboration with scientists at the Mohammed V University in Rabat.Leprosy, a chronic infectious disease, was declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1991 to no longer be a public health crisis in Morocco with less than one case per 10,000 habitants. According to the study, the global number of leprosy cases has decreased from 5.4 million in the early 1980s to 210,758 in 2015. Read Also: ISO Accredits Medical Research Institute Pasteur MarocThe study credits “rifampicin chemoprophylaxis,” a preventative single dose antibiotic implemented in 2012, for greatly aiding the further decline of leprosy in recent years.The study shows that following the introduction of this antibiotic for those exposed to sufferers of leprosy, the detection rate decreased by 16 percent annually, a dramatic trend change. Between 2000 and 2012, leprosy cases decreased 4 percent annually.Read Also: Study: 100,000 Moroccans Live with Alzheimer’s DiseaseHowever, the author summary in the study says, “Despite the decline in case detection of leprosy, incidence reduction to zero and suppression of infection source is still not possible.” The summary elaborates that “addressed strategies to high-risk groups–contacts of leprosy cases” are needed to eliminate the disease at a global level. read more

Une tablette tactile sous Windows 8 dès cet été

first_imgUne tablette tactile sous Windows 8 dès cet été ?Microsoft compte bien rattraper son retard dans le domaine des tablettes tactiles avec son futur système d’exploitation Windows 8.Alors que Microsoft a complètement manqué le virage des tablettes numériques avec Windows 7, la firme de Bill Gates semble déterminée à réagir. Ainsi, selon Business Insider, Microsoft préparerait une démonstration avec des tablettes sous Windows 8 pour juin. Selon une source interne anonyme l’interface ressemblera à celui de l’iPad et utilisera des concepts de Windows Phone 7. Les premiers modèles équipés de Windows 8 pourraient sortir début 2012. Reste désormais à savoir si le retard pris par Microsoft pourra être comblé, deux ans après la sortie de l’iPad et alors que nombre de tablettes fonctionnent sous Android. Devant l’importance du marché, la question mérite d’être posée…Le 2 mars 2011 à 15:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

11 Characters Wed Love to See in Monster Hunter World

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target In case you didn’t know, Monster Hunter: World is huge. As in, Capcom’s best-selling game ever huge. There are many reasons to love MHW, but one of our favorite things is the cameos! We’ve already seen Street Fighter’s Ryu and Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy appear in the game. Even Devil May Cry’s Dante will soon join the monster-slaying party. Capcom seems to want as many cameo characters as possible and we’re okay with that.Since we’re likely to have more characters cross over to Monster Hunter: World, we thought it’d be fun to create a wish-list of who we’d like to see. Aside from choosing characters who use weapons and slay monsters in their own games, we pretty much let our imaginations go wild with this one. Check out our picks, and please feel free to leave us your suggestions in the comments. Anyway, let’s get started!Strider HiryuAdChoices广告Strider already appeared in Monster Hunter: Generations so having him in Monster Hunter: World makes total sense. Strider’s fighting style was a variant on Dual Blades in Generations and it’s a smart move to retain that in MHW. Strider is a close-range fighter, after all. Given his speed, Strider can overwhelm monsters with a flurry of quick attacks. The fact he can jump off walls (in this case, trees and other environmental objects) will make him even more fun to play as.Ryu HayabusaWe haven’t seen a new Ninja Gaiden game in forever so it’d be great to have Ryu Hayabusa make his current-gen debut in Monster Hunter: World. Hayabusa is a weapons master which means he doesn’t have to be confined to being a sword user. Like Strider, Hayabusa can also use the environment to help him kill monsters. Toss in Hayabusa’s super moves, and he’d be a force to be reckoned with.KratosSince Monster Hunter: World already has Aloy, why not introduce another PlayStation character? In this case, the one and only Kratos. The former god of war is in the business of taking down giant beasts so he’s a natural for MHW. There are no weapons like Kratos’ Blades of Chaos in Monster Hunter: World. Thankfully, Kratos from the upcoming God of War uses an axe; which is a perfect weapon for MHW. A Switch Axe or Charge Blade should suit Kratos.BayonettaIf you’re going to have Dante in the game, you need to have Bayonetta. Bayonetta is all about style and grace. With that being the case, the Longsword is for her. It would be awesome if players could use her demon abilities against monsters. Imagine using her demon hair attack against some of the creatures! This could make her somewhat overpowered, but that’s something for the developers to worry about. We just want Bayonetta in the game!Lara CroftLara Croft is hot stuff now thanks to a movie and the announcement of a new Tomb Raider game. This makes it an ideal time to have her appear in Monster Hunter: World. Lara isn’t much of a melee fighter, but she’d kick serious ass with any of the game’s ranged weapons. Having Lara take out an Anjanath with the Light Bowgun would certainly bring back memories of the first Tomb Raider where she faced off against an angry T-Rex.KilikTo be honest, most characters in the Soul Calibur franchise would fit nicely in Monster Hunter: World. However, we’re going to go with Kilik on this one since he is a staff user. This makes him a perfect for the Insect Glaive. Beating monsters in the face with the glaive would be a blast, as would leaping above them to deal additional damage. Kilik also kind of looks like a Monster Hunter character so he definitely wouldn’t be out of place while hanging out in Astera.Geralt of RiviaThis selection is easy considering how Geralt is a literal monster hunter. Sword and Shield, Longsword, Bow and Arrow, Geralt will bring the pain no matter what weapon he uses. Like Bayonetta, Geralt’s magic-based attacks might overwhelm most monsters. But I suppose that’s the whole point of even having him in the game. This cameo is practically screaming to happen.Bayek of SiwaBayek from Assassin’s Creed: Origins is a complete badass and he needs to be in more games. Like many characters on this list, Bayek is proficient with a large number of weapons. Seeing him with an Insect Glaive, a Switch Axe, or Longsword wouldn’t be out of character. With that said, I can see him maining a Sword and Shield since those are his primary weapons in Origins. Also, Bayek does fight against giant gods in his game’s DLC, so he should be fine going up against any massive monster.Hunter (Bloodborne)Bloodborne has gotten a new lease on life thanks to being a free PlayStation Plus game this month. Since that’s the case, why not toss in that game’s Hunter? The Hunter specializes in fighting all manner of giant monsters. On top of that, most of the weapons he uses have different forms. This makes the Charge Blade or Switch Axe ideal weapons. Monster Hunter: World even has an outfit that looks almost identical to the Hunter (the Giros armor). I suppose you can just wear that armor set and use a Charge Blade, but why pretend when this could be official?Cloud StrifeI can’t be the only person who thought of Cloud Strife when they saw the Buster Sword in Monster Hunter: World. He is, after all, the most famous Buster Sword user in video games. As funny as it would be to have the polygonal Cloud from the original Final Fantasy VII, it’d be better to get the cool looking Cloud from the Dissidia games. Now that I think about it, you could have other Final Fantasy characters like Squall as a Gunlance user too. But Squall is annoying, so we’ll stick with Cloud. Everyone likes him.LinkYou didn’t think we’d forget about our boy Link, did you? Back before Monster Hunter even existed, Link was out there slaying the biggest, baddest monsters around. Link can slay creatures like Rathalos, Diablos, and Nergigante without breaking a sweat. As for what weapon Link would main, it would definitely be the Sword and Shield. Seeing the Master Sword and Hylian Shield in Monster Hunter would be a sight to behold. However, Link can whip butt with any weapon you give him. If Monster Hunter: World ever comes to Switch, this is a cameo that needs to happen.center_img ‘God Eater 3’ on Switch Brings Franchise Back to Its RootsHands-On: ‘Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’ Beta Left Us Hung… last_img read more

Lloris blamed Frances weak effort

first_imgFrance were beaten 2-0 by the Netherlands away from home and the World Cup winners’ captain, Hugo Lloris, admitted that his team showed a really poor performance and they could have conceded even more goals.The Netherlands can win their group if they will manage to beat Germany away from home – and France will only have to hope that the Germans will be able to stand tall and deflect the Dutch attacks for the group win.Hugo Lloris admitted that the performance shown by his team was really weak and they didn’t deserve anything from this game, according to played to the minimum of our potential and paid for it. The score could have been even more flattering for the Dutch.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“We have to hope that the Germans beat them on Monday.”“We knew what to expect, we knew the level of the Netherlands, they had demonstrated it against Germany and Belgium in October and they turned in a great performance.”“We did not live up to it. It’s disappointing, now we no longer have our destiny in our hands.“In the coming days, we will have to analyse it even if it is not easy to find the right words.”last_img read more

Paddy sowed on muddy roads in protest

first_imgMarpalli: Villagers in the district have been facing hardships due to incessant rains for the past four days. Mud roads in the villages turned slushy and commuting has become difficult. The mud roads in Kalkhoda village in the mandal resemble agriculture fields. Despite several representations, no authority seemed to be bothered at all.Expressing ire over the indifference of officials, youth from the village took up a unique protest. They planted paddy on the roads to express their anger. Srinkanth, Anjaneyulu, Vijay and Mahesh were present.last_img read more

Southern Baptist Leader Removed Over Remarks On Rape Abuse Of Women

first_imgTom Strickland/APPaige Patterson, president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, speaks at a meeting in Indianapolis in 2004.Paige Patterson, who has been under fire for weeks over his past advice to women concerning marital abuse and rape, has been quietly replaced as president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.Patterson has been on the defensive since allegations surfaced that he once counseled women who suffered marital abuse to pray for their husbands. The Washington Post on Tuesday also reported an incident in which Patterson allegedly told a woman who said she had been raped to forgive her assailant rather than report the incident to police.“After much prayer and a more than 13-hour discussion regarding challenges facing the Institution, including those of enrollment, financial, leadership and institutional identity, the Board determined to move in the direction of new leadership for the benefit of the future mission of the Seminary,” the Board of Trustees said in a statement early Wednesday.The board said it voted to appoint Patterson as “President Emeritus with compensation, effective immediately, which he accepted.” In his place, it appointed D. Jeffrey Bingham, dean of the school of theology at the Fort Worth-based seminary, as interim president.The decision to remove Patterson, 75, came after an open letter signed by more than 2,000 Southern Baptist women expressing shock over Patterson’s statements and warning Southern Baptist Convention leaders not to allow “the biblical view of leadership to be misused in such a way that a leader with an unbiblical view of authority, womanhood, and sexuality be allowed to continue in leadership.”Days after the letter, Patterson issued “An Apology to God’s People” saying he was sorry “to every woman who has been wounded by anything I have said that was inappropriate or that lacked clarity.”“We live in a world of hurt and sorrow, and the last thing that I need to do is add to anyone’s heartache,” Patterson said in the statement. “Please forgive the failure to be as thoughtful and careful in my extemporaneous expression as I should have been.”As NPR’s Tom Gjelten reported earlier this month, in an interview Patterson gave in 2000, the religious leader recounted how he had told one woman, who had been assaulted by her husband, to simply pray for her spouse:“Returning some days later with two black eyes, the woman said, ‘I hope you’re happy,’ [Patterson said.]‘I said, ‘Yes, ma’am, I am happy,’ Patterson quoted himself as telling the woman. ‘What she didn’t know when we sat in church that morning,’ he said, ‘was that her husband had come in and was standing in back, first time he ever came.’Patterson had also been criticized for a sermon he gave in 2014 in which he said women were created by God “beautifully and artistically.”Tom adds:“He related a conversation he had with a woman while her son and a friend were standing alongside. As they talked, a teenage girl whom Patterson described as “very attractive” walked by, and one of the boys said, “Man, is she built.”The woman immediately scolded him, but Patterson said he interjected in the boy’s defense.‘I said, ‘Ma’am, leave him alone,” Patterson recounted. ‘He’s just being biblical. That is exactly what the Bible says.’Hearing Patterson tell that story, Karen Swallow Prior, a professor of English at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., was outraged. She and about 30 other women immediately drafted the open letter addressed to the Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.After the seminary’s board went into closed session on Tuesday, The Washington Post published a story detailing a new allegation against Patterson.The newspaper says that in 2003, while Patterson was president of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Wake Forest, N.C., he allegedly advised a woman studying there who said she had been raped by a fellow student not to report it to police.“They shamed the crap out of me, asking me question after question,” the woman, who now works in public relations in North Carolina, told the Post. “He didn’t necessarily say it was my fault, but [the sense from him was] I let him into my home.”“I had bottled it up,” she said. “My husband didn’t know about it until last week. … I told him ‘I need to do something.’”In Tuesday’s meeting deciding Patterson’s fate, the seminary’s board of trustees said it also “affirmed a motion stating 1) evidence exists that Dr. Patterson has complied with reporting laws regarding assault and abuse, 2) the Seminary stands against all forms of abuse.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more