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a month agoChelsea boss Lampard bemoans VAR impact

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard bemoans VAR impactby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard says VAR changes the atmosphere at football matches.The Blues had a goal disallowed in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.”We have to get on with it. It is a sad thing for the celebration and the moment but if we are looking for correct decisions that is where we are at,” Lampard said after the match. “It changes the atmosphere in the crowd, on the pitch. We are slightly deflated and they get a boost. We deserved to be level at that point.” last_img read more

Konecranes Drops Merger with Terex, Aims to Buy MHPS

first_imgzoom After they postponed their merger in February 2016, the Finnish manufacturer of cranes Konecranes Plc and US-based lifting and material handling company Terex Corporation now terminated the previous plan and sealed a deal for the sale of Terex’s Material Handling & Port Solutions (MHPS) segment.Under the new agreement, valued at EUR 1.13 billion (USD 1.28 billion), Konecranes would acquire MHPS in order to improve its position in the Industrial Lifting & Port Solutions market, according to the company.The deal, which is expected to close in early of 2017, will see Terex receive USD 820 million in cash and 19.6 million newly issued Konecranes class B shares, making the company a 25% shareholder.Konecranes said that the deal “may be terminated by Terex prior to May 31, 2016,” if it enters into a merger agreement with Chinese Zoomlion Heavy Industries Science & Technology, in which case, it will compensate Konecranes with a termination fee of USD 37 million.If the Konecranes shareholder approval is not obtained, Konecranes will be required to compensate Terex’s transaction expenses in the amount of up to USD 20 million.“This acquisition will prove crucial to improving our position as a global partner in services, industrial lifting and port solutions, and at the same time create significant value for our owners,” Panu Routila, President and CEO of Konecranes, said.The two companies announced their merger plans in August, 2015 after their Boards of Directors unanimously approved the merger which would have formed a company called Konecranes Terex Plc.However, Terex and Konecranes decided to postpone their merger in February 2016, without revealing the reasons which prompted the decision.At the time, the companies said that they would “continue to move forward with all necessary filings to achieve antitrust, regulatory and shareholder approvals that are required to complete the merger transaction”.last_img read more

Gold Exhibit Opens at Museum of Industry

first_imgFrom the hills and rivers, to culture and art, Nova Scotians will have a chance to learn how gold has shaped the province. Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leonard Preyra was joined by Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker, exhibit contributors and people interested in Nova Scotia’s heritage and culture at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton today, Nov. 19, for the grand opening of the new travelling exhibit Gold: A Nova Scotia Treasure. “The new exhibit will give Nova Scotians an opportunity to get to know the role that gold has played in our history and culture” said Mr. Preyra. “This unique look into our past will help Nova Scotians build a greater appreciation of their province and their place in the world. The exhibit is the result of a partnership between the Museum of Industry and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. A companion website will be launched in the spring. “I want to thank the contributors and the staff of the Museum of Industry and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for their excellent work preparing this wonderful exhibit for Nova Scotia families to enjoy.” The bilingual exhibit features several aspects of gold including its geological origins, characteristics and mining techniques. The exhibit tells the stories of the province’s three gold rushes and of the millions of people around the world who tuned in for news updates during the Moose River Disaster of 1936. The exhibit will also feature a sampling of Nova Scotians who have won gold, featuring a Nobel prize, Anne Murray’s gold record for Snowbird and sports medals. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia contributed a collection of watercolour paintings of gold mining areas in the 1870s. “The acquisition of this rare collection of watercolours was an impetus for this collaborative exhibition,” said Shannon Parker, curator of collections. “The paintings provide tangible insight into the close ties between art and science that has really only diverged in the last 100 years.” The exhibit also includes contributions from the Department of Natural Resources’ Minerals Branch and Archives Nova Scotia. People can visit Gold: A Nova Scotia Treasure, at the Museum of Industry, 147 North Foord St. until the end of December. The exhibit will travel to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax in January and return to Stellarton in April. It will tour a number of other venues throughout Nova Scotia until the end of 2014 thanks to the exhibit’s presenting sponsor Kinross Gold and transportation sponsor DeMont’s Transport. To learn more about the exhibit, go to http://nsgold.ca.last_img read more

Harder wont testify in Abdelrazik case but several other parliamentarians will

first_imgOTTAWA – Peter Harder, the Liberal government’s representative in the Senate, has rebuffed a call to testify next month in a Montreal man’s lawsuit over his lengthy detention in Sudan.Harder, a former deputy minister of foreign affairs, is invoking his legal privilege as a senator to avoid appearing in court during a parliamentary session after being subpoenaed to answer questions about Abousfian Abdelrazik’s overseas ordeal.However, several other parliamentarians who had dealings with the Abdelrazik file, including Sen. Mobina Jaffer, Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai, Liberal MP Wayne Easter and Quebec MP Maxime Bernier — who quit the Conservative party Thursday — have signalled a willingness to testify, said Paul Champ, Abdelrazik’s lawyer.Lawrence Cannon, a former Conservative foreign affairs minister, is also expected to be a witness, Champ says.The Sudanese-born Abdelrazik, 56, arrived in Canada from Africa as a refugee in 1990. He became a Canadian citizen five years later.He was arrested during a 2003 visit to Sudan to see family. While in custody, Abdelrazik was interrogated by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service about suspected extremist links. He claims he was tortured by Sudanese intelligence officials during two periods of detention, but Canada says it knew nothing of the alleged abuse.Abdelrazik denies any involvement in terrorism and is suing the Canadian government in Federal Court for an apology and compensation.The federal government has chosen to settle lawsuits brought by other Canadians over the federal role in their imprisonment abroad, notably Maher Arar, Omar Khadr, Abdullah Almalki, Ahmed Elmaati and Muayyed Nureddin.It appeared earlier this year that the long-running Abdelrazik matter might also be settled out of court. But the government abruptly cancelled mediation sessions and a trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 17.As many as 35 witnesses could appear during the eight-week proceedings in Ottawa.Champ contends the testimony from parliamentarians will show how elected officials were kept in the dark.“Mr Abdelrazik’s trial will expose the enormous gaps in the oversight of CSIS and the extent to which the Service believes it can destroy the lives of citizens with impunity.”It is “particularly disappointing” that Harder is unwilling to tell the court what he knew about Abdelrazik’s detention, Champ said. “I hope he changes his mind and follows the moral leadership of his fellow parliamentarians and shows up in court.”In a June 28 letter to Champ, a parliamentary lawyer acting for Harder notes the right of exemption for MPs and senators from being subpoenaed to attend court as a witness during a session of Parliament, as well as for a period before and after the session.“The Parliament of Canada is currently in session and will remain so until the next prorogation or dissolution of Parliament. Senator Harder can therefore avail himself of the above-noted parliamentary privilege and intends to do so in this case.”Days after Abdelrazik’s second release from prison, in July 2006, his name turned up on a United Nations Security Council blacklist that prevented him from flying back to Canada.He was granted haven in the Canadian consulate in Khartoum, but Canada refused to issue him a travel document to fly home.Obhrai, a former parliamentary secretary, spoke with Abdelrazik for an hour in March 2008 when he accompanied Bernier, foreign affairs minister at the time, to Sudan.A June 27 letter to Champ from a House of Commons lawyer, writing on Obhrai’s behalf, also mentions the time-honoured privilege of parliamentarians concerning court appearances.But it says Obhrai is willing to attend court on a day when the Commons is not sitting, or possibly testify by video conference. “It may be able to arrange to testify in a manner so as not to impede his abilities to carry out his functions as a member of Parliament and so as not to unnecessarily delay the court process.”Abdelrazik returned to Montreal from Sudan in June 2009 amid a blaze of publicity about his case.That same month, a Federal Court judge concluded CSIS was “complicit” in his 2003 detention.The judge also found that, by mid-2004, Canadian authorities had determined they would not take any active steps to assist Abdelrazik’s return to Canada, and would consider refusing him a passport to prevent his homecoming.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

Tariffs cause selfinflicted wounds IMF chief

first_imgWashington: Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has said that imposing import tariffs won’t eliminate trade deficits and will cause “potentially self-inflicted wounds”. It is true that not everyone has benefited from global trade, that there are distortions in the trade system, and that the system needs to be reformed but “trade barriers are not the answer”, Xinhua news agency quoted her as saying at the 13th Annual Capital Markets Summit here on Tuesday. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Lagarde said that the IMF, after analyzing the experience from 180 countries over the past six decades, found that trade integration “clearly boosts investment” “Conversely, trade barriers clearly damage investment and employment,” she added. Lagarde said the finding “is of particular relevance now” as ongoing trade tensions around the world could further damage investment “at a time when investment is already weak”. Citing a new IMF research, Lagarde said if tariffs on all goods traded between the US and China went up by 25 percentage points, that alone would reduce annual gross domestic product by up to 0.6 per cent in the US and by up to 1.5 per cent in China. “These are potentially self-inflicted wounds that should be avoided,” she said. “Nobody wins a trade war… That is why we need to work together to reduce trade barriers and modernize the global trade system so that we all win,” she added. Lagarde also called for “collective action to modernize the key functions of the World Trade Organization (WTO)”.last_img read more

Headaches most common disorder but widely untreated – UN study

3 May 2011Headaches are the most common health disorders across the world, yet they remain neglected and under-treated, according to a United Nations study released today, which calls for greater investment in health care to treat the problem effectively through better services and awareness. In its Atlas of Headache Disorders and Resources in the World 2011, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) shows that headache disorders, including migraine and tension-type headaches, affected half to three quarters of adults between the ages of 18 and 65 last year.Only a minority of people with headache disorders worldwide are professionally diagnosed, with the rate for migraine and tension-type headaches being about 40 per cent and 10 per cent for headaches related to medication overuse, according to the study.Specialists reported using International Headache Society diagnostic criteria to support diagnosis in 56 per cent of countries that responded to the study questionnaire. Usage was lower in Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean and South-East Asia and very low in poorer countries generally.Instruments to assess impact of headache are used routinely in only 24 per cent of countries that responded, and very little in lower middle- or low-income countries, the report shows.Worldwide, about 50 per cent of people with headaches are estimated to primarily treat themselves without contacting health professionals. Only about 10 per cent are seen by neurologists, with the rate even lower in Africa and South-East Asia.Among specific anti-migraine drugs, ergotamine is more widely available than triptans, although the latter is more effective and less toxic, but more expensive, according to the WHO study.Countries in all income categories identified non-availability of appropriate medication as a barrier to best headache management, which probably refers to limited reimbursement by health insurers.The study pointed out that financial costs of headaches to society through lost productivity are enormous – far greater than the health care expenditure on headaches in any country.“Health care for headache must be improved, and education is required at multiple levels to achieve this,” WHO says in the study. “Most importantly, health-care providers need better knowledge of how to diagnose and treat the small number of headache disorders that contribute substantially to public ill-health.”Given the very high indirect costs of headaches, greater investment in health care that treats headaches effectively, through well-organized health services and supported by education, may well be cost-saving overall, the study advises. read more

Deputy SecretaryGeneral appeals to parliamentarians for peacekeeping help

“I ask each of you to work with your home governments to help answer the urgent global call for UN blue helmets, civilian police, and political and financial support for peace operations,” she said.She argued that UN peace operations “are an excellent investment,” noting that the world body has spent $30 billion on all its peacekeeping operations over time – just one-thirtieth of the amount that was spent last year alone on global military expenditures.The Deputy Secretary-General also called attention to how the IPU can help the world reach the goal of halving extreme poverty – one of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) hammered out at a UN in 2000, to be reviewed next year and achieved by 2015.Only by addressing poverty could the other MDGs – on education, gender equality, child and maternal mortality, stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and on environmental sustainability – be reached, she said, calling for a true global partnership for development. “Each of you, as parliamentarians, can do a lot to help the world meet these great challenges – by focusing attention on them, by educating your constituents about them and by working to build consensus amongst your fellow parliamentarians on their vital importance for the long-term future of the world,” she said. read more

Everyone invited to celebration of David Howes this Thursday May 14

The new sculpture of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock will be dedicated on Thursday May 14 in a ceremony honouring its donor, David HowesPeople at Brock University and across the Niagara region are invited to join ceremonies this Thursday May 14, celebrating the life of David S. Howes and dedicating the new Sir Isaac Brock sculpture that was part of his legacy to the community.The dedication will take place at 11 a.m. at the site of the sculpture in front of the University’s Schmon Tower.David HowesThe colourful pageant commemorating Howes and officially welcoming the bronze likeness of Isaac Brock will begin with a re-enactment march-past by 19th-century fife and drum soldiers from the 2nd Lincoln Militia, and end with a salute of musket fire.The day will feature remarks from members of the Howes family as well as by Danek Mozdzenski, the renowned Canadian artist who created the sculpture and helped oversee its delivery to campus and installation in March.The program will also hear from University officials, the Brock University Student Union and the Brock University Alumni Association.The ceremony is scheduled to conclude at noon, when guests will be invited to a luncheon reception in Guernsey Market.Prior to the sculpture dedication, a celebration of Howes’ life will begin at 10 a.m. in the nearby David S. Howes Theatre, as his colleagues from the University and the broader community share their stories about his many contributions and impacts.David S. Howes was a longtime friend and supporter of Brock University and was a member of its Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2012, including serving as Chair from 2006 to 2009.Besides providing a gift of more than $1-million for the creation and installation of the Brock sculpture, Howes also funded scholarship programs to help students, initiated significant annual events to support student financial awards, and gave generously to build or sustain facilities that improved the student experience at Brock.A local businessman who was also active as a volunteer across the local community, Howes passed away in January of this year. read more

CrossCanada trek to Brock was worth it for awardwinning OEVI student

After a decade spent trying to climb the career ladder in British Columbia’s wine industry, Stephanie Van Dyk realized that not having a university degree was keeping her from becoming a head winemaker at a larger winery.“I had a working knowledge of how to do things in the winery, and experience making wine,” Van Dyk said recently, “but I wanted to understand the ‘why’ behind the actions we take.”After considering her options, the reputation of Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute led her to apply to its Oenology and Viticulture (OEVI) degree program.It was not an easy decision. Upgrading her assistant winemaker certificate from Okanagan University College meant uprooting her husband and two children and moving across the country to make a new home in St. Catharines.But now, two years later, it’s all paying off. Van Dyk is close to completing her OEVI degree, and was recently named the winner of the prestigious 2016 Ontario Hostelry Institute (OHI) Oenology and Viticulture Award.The OHI, an organization dedicated to recognizing top Ontario hospitality industry achievers, selects the recipient of this $3,500 scholarship based on academic excellence as well as the student’s achievements and experiences outside the classroom.“This award is reinforcement that the decision I made to move my family was the right one,” Van Dyk said. “It also justifies the time spent away from them working on this degree.”Now in her final year of the OEVI program, Van Dyk is working on her undergraduate research thesis, examining the fermentation of red table wines with yeast isolated from local grapes — Brock isolate Saccharomyces bayanus — under the supervision of CCOVI director and researcher Debbie Inglis.With most of her coursework now complete, Van Dyk realizes the OEVI program’s strong science background is an invaluable asset that will open up future opportunities and address those obstacles on the career ladder.Van Dyk isn’t sure if she’ll stay in Ontario after graduating next spring or return to B.C., but wherever she ends up, she knows she has the knowledge and confidence needed to leave her mark on the industry. read more

Black Twitter Gives Swimmer Simone Manuel the Attention She

Simone Manuel swam into first place in semifinal 1 during the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil last night. The Team USA athlete entered the Games with Lia Neal, another Black swimmer. The semifinal finish followed her first heat win earlier that day.NBC reported Manuel was No. 1 in the women’s 100-meter freestyle semifinal. She clocked in at 53.11 seconds. The Stanford University student qualified for the semifinal Wednesday afternoon in the women’s 100-meter heat. Manuel won her heat in 53.32 seconds. She came in second place behind Australia’s Cate Campbell, who clocked in at 52.78 seconds. The Sugar Land, Texas native missed Campbell’s world record by 0.54 seconds.Manuel’s first-place position was largely passed over on-air. The network tweeted out her finish after it happened, but Black Twitter was disappointed at the lack of acknowledgment by analysts..@simone_manuel takes 1st in Semifinal 1! #Rio2016 #Swimming #USA pic.twitter.com/qkCQ1l2sg1— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 11, 2016@docjorich expressed disappointment in American commentators discussing Australia’s Bronte Campbell, who is Cate Campbell’s younger sister.Simone Manuel just wins 100M Freestyle yet American commentators jocking Australian swimmers smh— CrimeDocJoRich (@docjorich) August 11, 2016Katisha Williams pointed out the Campbells’ apparent importance over Manuel, who was not interviewed after the race.@NBCOlympics @simone_manuel .So the Australian sisters were more important obviously..no interview..no congrats..— Katisha Williams (@KatishaWilliams) August 11, 2016Mia shared similar disappointment.But yet @NBCOlympics too busy talking about the Australians… Congrats @simone_manuel ?? https://t.co/EIO1MAlqAr— Mia (@notwithoutcafe) August 11, 2016Then, users decided to celebrate Manuel’s accomplishment themselves.Annesha Sudu expressed the pride of the Black community.@simone_manuel THEY didn’t give u the highlight u deserved after ur win but WE r proud! ❤️ #SimoneManuel #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/RNIIssnfQl— Annesha Sudu (@anneshasudu) August 11, 2016@TheRealRamonabd also shared her love. She encouraged the swimmer to rest up for her competition tonight. Manuel will compete in the women’s 100-meter freestyle final after 10 p.m. The women’s 50-meter freestyle will follow Friday afternoon.That’s alright, she gonna shock the world tomorrow! We ❤️ you @simone_manuel Get your rest.. It’s time to make GOLD https://t.co/xiqtMMl7Qn— LuvLaughLive (@TheRealRamonabd) August 11, 2016Liv. remarked at Manuel smashing the stereotype of Black people not knowing how to swim.Simone Manuel breaking stereotypes ✊?— Liv. (@_OhNono) August 11, 2016Nina Anderson shouted out the 20-year-old competitor.look at this sista swimming for USA Simone Manuel? go head girl! ??✨— Nina Anderson (@NaturallyNina_) August 11, 2016Jade Anouka caught Manuel’s swimming replay and hashtagged the win #raisethatbar.Watching #Olympics  replays and there’s a black woman #swimming  and she just won her semi-final race!! Yes @simone_manuel #raisethatbar— Jade Anouka (@JadeAnouka) August 11, 2016Aside from her win last night, Manuel also took the silver medal in the women’s 400-meter freestyle relay last weekend. Competing with American teammates – Abbey Weitzeil, Dana Vollmer and Katie Ledecky – Manuel gave the U.S. a head start with her 53.36-second lead-off leg. Ultimately, the Campbell sisters and the Australians won the match in 3:30.65. Team USA came second with 3:31.89. read more

Friends who abandoned vulnerable girl slammed by community group

first_imgCheltenham Guardians, a community safety group staffed by volunteers, has criticised the friends of a girl who they found lost on the streets of Cheltenham on Friday night.In a Facebook post that’s been shared more than 1,500 times since yesterday, the group describes how the girl, whose identity is given only as Emily, was “in a state” and had been sick when she came into their care. Great job guys, you can be really proud of yourselvesCheltenham Guardians’ message to Emily’s friends “Friends of Emily, we looked after your friend for two hours. We cared for her unconditionally whilst you purposefully gave us the runaround, hindered our progress, and despite our pleas you never came. One day you may find yourself in our care. We will care for you unconditionally, we will ensure you are safe.”I hope you read this and understand that you tied up valuable resources for over two hours and forced the attendance of an emergency ambulance at a cost to the NHS of £300. Most of all you were not a friend of Emily’s. “I hope you enjoyed your night at the expense of us, South Western Ambulance Service and Emily. Great job guys, you can be really proud of yourselves.”center_img Cheltenham Guardians recruits volunteers, mostly women in their 20s, who patrol the town centre providing “robust care and compassion throughout the night time economy in the town,” with a particular focus on lone and vulnerable women.The Guardians managed to contact Emily’s friends over the phone several times – but, despite saying they would come to her aid, the friends never shows up, and eventually she had to be handed into the care of ambulance staff.”We were keen to get her to safety,” the Facebook status says, “yet only you held the key, you knew where Emily was, you knew where Emily was staying yet still you never came. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Policeman who led Ted Heath paedophile inquiry investigated for alleged misconduct

first_imgThere was an allegation that Mr Veale leaked information about the Sir Edward Heath investigationCredit:Tim Graham /Getty  It later emerged that the main accuser is a convicted paedophile and fantasist, whose family had not even been interviewed by Wiltshire detectives about the claims. The police officer who led the controversial Ted Heath paedophile inquiry is being investigated for alleged misconduct, it has emerged.Mike Veale, Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police, is being probed by the police watchdog after anonymous allegations were made about his handling of Operation Conifer.The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) confirmed that it had received two complaints about Mr Veale, which have been taken seriously.The first related to an allegation that he had leaked information about the Sir Edward Heath investigation, and the second was that he deliberately damaged a mobile phone belonging to the force.A spokesman for the IOPC confirmed that the first allegation had been dismissed, but said the second claim was now being independently investigated. “After a thorough assessment, we decided the part of the referral relating to the disclosure of confidential information was insufficient to indicate either a criminal offence may have been committed or a breach of professional standards. “That matter has been returned to the Police and Crime Commissioner to deal with in any manner determined appropriate.“The IOPC has however decided to independently investigate a second part of the referral relating to allegations that a mobile phone belonging to Wiltshire Police was deliberately damaged by Chief Constable Mike Veale. This investigation is in its early stages.”Operation Conifer was launched in August 2015 following claims that Wiltshire Police had covered up allegations the late former Tory Prime Minister had sexually abused youngsters.Despite the fact Sir Edward had been dead for more than a decade, the force spent over a million pounds and last year published a report that concluded there was enough evidence to have questioned Sir Edward under caution if he had still been alive.But critics dismissed the findings as a whitewash and accused Mr Veale of ploughing on with Operation Conifer in the desperate hope of finding something that would justify the expense and the inevitable damage to Sir Edward’s reputation and legacy. It is not clear whether the claim about the damaged mobile phone relates directly to the leak allegation.This week Mr Veale was announced as the new Chief Constable of Cleveland Police after Wiltshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Angus Macpherson, failed to renew his current contract. Last night Mr Macpherson confirmed to the BBC that the misconduct investigation was the reason he had not renewed the contract.Last night a spokesman for the IOPC said: “We received a referral from the Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner in November 2017 detailing anonymous allegations about Chief Constable Mike Veale relating to Wiltshire’s investigation into Sir Edward Heath. Ted Heath Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Leading girls schools sends pupils on negotiating courses to get pay rises

A group of leading girls’ schools is sending pupils on a negotiating skills course so they can learn how to ask for a pay rise.The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) will enroll sixth form students on an “Asking Difficult Questions” course this autumn, aimed at helping them get ahead in the workplace.Cheryl Giovannoni, who heads up the group of 24 independent girls’ schools, said that women are often timid about their achievements and lack the confidence to put themselves forward for pay rises and promotions.“All too often when it comes to the world of work, women can develop what’s sometimes known as ‘tiara syndrome’,” she told The Telegraph.  “They wait for recognition, whereas men tend to be better at putting themselves forward to get what they feel they deserve.“We want to help to build girls’ confidence and understand that ‘it’s OK to ask’. We need to rid ourselves of this idea that women talking about themselves of being a bad thing.” Ms Giovannoni had a successful career in advertising – which included positions as president, managing director and CEO at various companies – before heading up the GDST.She said that company bosses have a responsibility to recognise women’s achievements in the workplace, but teachers must also play a role.“We hope by giving girls the skills and confidence to ask those difficult questions, they will create more positive outcomes for themselves and also help pave the way for future generations,” Ms Giovannoni said.  She said that girls must be taught from a young age about how to be confident and get their point of view heard. “Negotiating skills are skills for life,” she said. “To different degrees and in different situations, you may use them every day.  “Whether it’s asking for that pay rise or discussing your development priorities so you are working on projects that inspire and interest you, to negotiating the terms of your mortgage or working out priorities with your partner or flatmates.”   The negotiation courses will initially be for sixth form students, but there are plans to make them available to girls of all ages as part of PSHE lessons.  Among the GDST schools are South Hampstead High School in north London, which counts the actress Helena Bonham Carter among its alumnae, and Oxford High School where the pottery tycoon Emma Bridgewater and the actress Dame Maggie Smith studied.The head of Francis Holland School, a girls’ school in Sloane Square, west London, has said that sensitive girls should be taught “banter” at school to toughen them up for the world of work. Lucy Elphinstone who  added that young women need to learn how to laugh at themselves and overcome “the curse of the good girl”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

200 millions dAméricains possèderont un smartphone ou une tablette en 2015

first_img200 millions d’Américains possèderont un smartphone ou une tablette en 2015Selon une étude de la société In-Stat, plus de 200 millions d’Américains seront équipés d’une tablette, d’un smartphone ou des deux, d’ici cinq ans. Le visionnage de vidéos sera alors l’une des utilisations les plus répandues.La société de consultance In-Stat a établi des prévisions concernant la croissance et la diffusion prochaine des smartphones et des tablettes tactiles aux Etats-Unis. Verdict : l’enquête a montré que dans moins de 4 ans, plus de 200 millions d’Américains devraient être en possession d’au moins un de ces deux accessoires. Des chiffres qui traduisent le succès croissant observé ces derniers temps.Selon In-Stat, la fonction principale de ces appareils sera alors le visionnage de vidéos. “Cette tendance du marché aura un impact important sur la façon dont les vidéos seront récupérées et consommées”, a souligné la firme à l’AFP. Il faut donc sans doute s’attendre à ce que le marché des vidéos à la demande se répande.Si Apple a été la première entreprise à se positionner sur le marché des tablettes tactiles, d’autres fabricants tels que Samsung, HP, Acer, Motorola, Asus ou encore Toshiba, se sont à présent également lancés sur ce marché dynamique. Ainsi, nombreux sont ceux qui tentent aujourd’hui de se positionner dans cette ère “post-PC” en misant sur les appareils portables plutôt que sur les ordinateurs, rapporte l’AFP.Le 24 août 2011 à 13:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Why Isco hasnt been featured under Solari revealed by Ceballos

first_imgReal Madrid attacking midfielder Isco is yet to feature under new club boss Santiago Solari because he is overweight, according to Dani Ceballos.Isco had appendicitis surgery but rushed back into the starting lineup by former Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui, in the team’s 5-1 El Clasico thumping away to Barcelona, which proved the final game of the former FC Porto manager’s tenure.But Solari, who was recently appointed full-time manager, is yet to select Isco since taking over, with the former Real Madrid Castilla manager leading the first team to four straight wins during his time as interim coach.Ceballos explained the ongoing fitness issues currently affecting Isco after his operation.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He is a player who came from a major injury and went through surgery,” Ceballos told El Chiringuito.“With Julen, he played two consecutive games and with Solari, he said he saw him a bit out of shape, but he is training 100 per cent.“He knows the importance of managing a dressing room and has the philosophy of Madrid’s values.”last_img read more

State political leaders react to death of Osama Bin Laden

first_imgWashington political leaders from both parties praised President Barack Obama and U.S. military and intelligence forces for Sunday’s successful operation that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.“The killing of Osama bin Laden by American special operations forces is welcome news and a significant blow against al-Qaida and radical Islamic terrorists,” said Kirby Wilbur, chairman of the Washington State Republican Party. “However, the war on terror continues and we need to remain vigilant in case of retaliatory responses. My deepest congratulations to the American military forces and intelligence and counterterrorism personnel who carried out this operation. There are none better in the world. As they say, you can run but you’ll just die tired, because we will find you.”“I also want to congratulate President Obama as well, for continuing the policies of pursuit of these terrorist leaders and authorizing their termination,” Wilbur said. “Justice has been partially served this day, but we are a long way from winning this war. The outcome is not in doubt but the length and cost of the war, in both human and material terms, remain as unanswerable questions. May God bless the American military, the intelligence community, our president and the United States of America.”Sen. Maria Cantwell“Osama bin Laden’s death will be remembered as a major turning point,” said U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. “The long wait from 2001 is over. Osama bin Laden’s death will be remembered as a major turning point in our efforts to fight his terrorism network. The American people are grateful for the service of all our military and intelligence community.”“Today, we remember the lives of those who were lost on Sept. 11, and we give our deepest appreciation to those who defend our freedom every day,” Cantwell said. “The death of Osama bin Laden is a major step forward in the fight against terrorism, but we must continue our efforts to confront the social and economic conditions that give rise to violent extremism around the world.”last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Monday March 25 2019

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews Sullivan on Mueller report: ‘There’s no evidence of collusion. It’s over.’Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan says U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s letter summing up the Mueller report clears President Trump and closes a chapter.Alaska lawmakers weigh becoming only state to not fund medical educationAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauSixty-one percent of Alaska medical students who attend the WWAMI program return to Alaska. That’s higher than the national average of graduates who stay in state, but it’s lower than what Alaska lawmakers would like to see.Environmental groups threaten to sue federal government over dispersants used on oil spillsElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageA coalition of environmental and public health advocates say they will sue the federal government unless it takes action to restrict the use of dispersants for oil spill cleanup.Pentagon: Missile defense test succeeds in shootdownAssociated PressThe Pentagon says it has successfully tested a missile defense system designed to shoot down a North Korean missile aimed at the U.S.Alaska chief justice defends judicial nominating processAssociated PressThe Alaska Supreme Court’s chief justice says founders of the state’s constitution intended for a governor to appoint for judgeships candidates nominated by the Alaska Judicial Council.Alaskans pack Anchorage hearing to testify on proposed state budget cutsKirsten Swann, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe vast majority of the people who testified during a House Finance Committee hearing Sunday spoke out in opposition to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget proposal.Yukon Territory says the US is on the hook for Alaska Highway upgradesClaire Stremple, KHNS – HainesThe stretch of the Alaska highway that connects the interior to the panhandle is called Shakwak, or the Shakwak Highway. It starts in Haines and goes north through the Yukon Territory. Parts of this vital link are degrading and the Yukon government says the United States should foot the bill.DEC looks into helicopter fuel spill in Jakolof BayAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerState officials are investigating whether a charter helicopter spilled fuel near a Kenai Peninsula oyster farm in Jakolof Bay.NPS gives go-ahead to 7 new cruise lines to Glacier BayJacob Resneck, CoastAlaska – JuneauThe National Park Service announced a concession plan Friday that approves seven cruise lines to visit Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve over the next decade.Public divided over process for establishing federal water quality protectionsHenry Leasia, KHNS – HainesSeveral communities across Alaska have nominated their local waters for a federal Tier 3 designation, which is the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest water quality standard. Until the state establishes a process for approving or denying those nominations, they remain in limbo.Ketchikan Kings reclaim state title after 45 yearsMaria Dudzak, KRBD – KetchikanAfter a 45-year drought, the Ketchikan High School Kings basketball team on Saturday took the 4A title, winning 57-53 against Dimond High School at the state championship tournament in Anchorage.last_img read more

Dhaka Kathmandu agree on hydel projects

first_imgNepal and Bangladesh officials hold a discussion during the energy secretary-level meeting that concluded in Kathmandu, on Tuesday. Photo: Bangladesh embassy in NepalDhaka and Kathmandu have agreed to develop hydropower projects for supplying electricity to Bangladesh, Nepal’s Kathmandu Post newspaper reportsThe two countries reached the agreement with government-to-government investment at an energy secretary-level meeting that concluded in Kathmandu on Tuesday.The electricity produced by these schemes will be exported to Bangladesh, said the newspaper report.The two countries reportedly decided to form a joint technical team to identify potential hydropower projects for development.The joint team will pick out bankable projects and recommend them to the respective governments, Kathmandu Post said quoting a high energy ministry official who joined the meeting.“The two governments will then construct the project with bilateral investment,” the official was quoted to have said.According to the report, Bangladesh has repeatedly expressed interest in developing hydropower projects in Nepal.The two countries even signed an agreement more than two years ago to develop several hydropower plants capable of generating more than 1,600 megawatt.last_img read more

2 cases filed over 4 killings in Cumilla

first_imgMap of CumillaTwo separate cases were filed on Thursday with Debidwar police station in connection with the killing of three people by a man who was subsequently killed in a mob beating in Debidwar uapzila on Wednesday, reports UNB.Zahirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Debidwar police station, said Rubel Hossain, brother of deceased Najma Begum, filed a case against Mokhlesur for killing three people including a child while Mokhlesur’s wife Rabeya Khatun filed another case against 1,500 unnamed people for killing her husband.Three people -Anwara Begum, 45, wife of Shah Alam, her son Abu Hanif, 12 and Nazma Begum, 40, wife of Nurul Islam were killed in an attack allegedly by Mokhlesur Rahman, 35, a rickshawpuller, at Radhanagar in the upazila on Wednesday.Later local people caught Mokhlesur and beat him to death.last_img read more