These 2 Big Ten Teams Should Swap Divisions

first_imgGeneral view of Penn State vs. Purdue in 2011.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 15: A general view during the game between the Purdue Boilermakers and the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 15, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)During last week’s Big Ten Media Days, coaches were not afraid to speak their minds about the conference’s divisional layout. Just about every head coach weighed in on the possibility of changing things up, and they were pretty split on the matter.Since the Big Ten moved from the goofy “Leaders and Legends” breakdown for East and West in 2014, the East has won the Big Ten title every single year. Much of that is thanks to Ohio State’s dominance under Urban Meyer, obviously.The balance issues are bigger than the Buckeyes though. There have been years where Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn State are four of the five best teams in the entire conference, if not one through four in some order.Obviously, that is not ideal. Wisconsin has been a stalwart over in the West, but they’ve been the only really competitive team on a year-to-year basis, and haven’t gotten over the hump for a conference title since 2012. There is some hope, with Nebraska gaining steam and teams like Purdue and Minnesota looking improved. Still, the Big Ten East looks to be the much stronger division.One simple fix to Big Ten football’s divisional balance issues: swap Penn State and Purdue.Penn State won the Big Ten back in 2016, and has been very competitive under James Franklin over the last few years. Perhaps most importantly to those in power, this move would be the least disruptive of any of the big four programs going East to West.This move would go a long way towards helping out the balance in football, while preserving the most important rivalries in the sport. Splitting up the Ohio State-Michigan-Michigan State triumvirate would be messy, while Penn State is easier to remove from that round robin. PSU and Ohio State have a nice budding rivalry in particular, and there was obviously hope that the series with Maryland and Rutgers could develop into something, but that hasn’t taken hold.Meanwhile, this would bring Indiana and Purdue, which currently have the only protected cross-division rivalry in the league, into the same division.If Penn State and Ohio State, or one of those Maryland/Rutgers aspirational rivalries is super important, we know the Big Ten is willing to make accommodations like it is to IU/Purdue to keep it as an annual series.As it turns out, James Franklin might be the head coach pushing hardest for change to come to the Big Ten layout. From Media Days, via the Detroit Free Press:“I think the East is very strong and has been strong for a number of years. Obviously you can have the argument over history that there’s ebb and flow, but if you look at the East, it’s been pretty strong. Probably similar in a lot of ways to what the SEC West is like. I think we’ve got to look at that, at least have a discussion. I’m not saying we have to make any changes, but we need to have discussion.”If this was implemented ahead of this coming season, the results would be pretty stark, at least in terms of preseason predictions.Right now, the average FPI rank for the Big Ten East is 35.86, with Michigan (No. 5), Penn State (12), Ohio State (13), and Michigan State (14) coming before the first West team, Nebraska (23). The average rank for the West is 44.71.Trading Penn State for Purdue (62) would just about flip the two, moving the East to an average of exactly 43, and the West to 37.57.Not everyone is on board for a change right now, but if the Big Ten does want to find an easy way to smooth things out a bit without reshuffling the entire conferences, this switch seems like the most seamless option.last_img read more

Pertamina Orders Eight Tankers from Local Yards

first_imgzoom Indonesian oil and gas company PT Pertamina has ordered eight 17,500 DWT tankers from domestic yards for a total of USD 200 million.The three local shipbuilders in charge of constructing the ships will be PT Anggrek Hitam Shipyard which will be building two ships, and PT Daya Radar Utama and PT Multi Ocean Shipyard-three ships each.“We challenge domestic shipbuilding companies to build vessels with bigger capacity and of higher standards. The national shipbuilding companies must be able to build vessels that are allowed to sail worldwide,” said Vice President of Pertamina’s Corporate Communications, Wianda Pusponegoro.The local shipyards were employed as the country strives to boost its shipbuilding capacity and attain the capability of building 100,000 DWT ships as so far domestic shipyards have built vessels of smaller capacity.Until now, the biggest ship built for Pertamina by a local yard had a capacity of 30,000dwt and is MT Fastron, constructed by PT PAL.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Tall Ships Leave Economic Impact in Wake

first_imgTall Ships Nova Scotia Festival 2007 generated $27.5 million in economic benefits for the province, according to a recent economic analysis. “Tall Ship events create a significant economic impact for the province, which benefits all Nova Scotians,” said Economic Development Minister Angus MacIsaac. “Tall Ships is a great provincial event, and every port offers a different experience for Nova Scotians and their families.” Waterfront Development Corporation Limited (WDCL), a provincial Crown corporation, produced the family-friendly, waterfront event that was hosted in Halifax, Lunenburg, Shelburne, Yarmouth, Port Hawkesbury, Louisbourg, Sydney and Pictou, over 10 days in the summer. More than 600,000 people visited the ships during the festival, with more than 60,000 people from outside the province participating. “The Tall Ships festival embodies Nova Scotia’s rich marine heritage and offers unique experiences that make visitors feel connected to our province,” said Bill Dooks, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “It’s one of many events that contribute significantly to the province’s economy and helps our tourism operators continue to grow their businesses.” An independent survey conducted at each port showed that 98 per cent of the people who attended Tall Ships events were satisfied. “WDCL is pleased to create signature events for waterfronts across the province, through the Tall Ships Nova Scotia festival,” said Eric Thomson, chair, Waterfront Development Corporation. “Each experience is as unique as each ship, its captain and crew.” Funding from all three levels of government, corporate sponsors and the sale of boarding passes, merchandise and entertainment tickets each cover about one-third of the cost of the event. The shared funding is possible because of the economic benefits to Nova Scotians, a solid return on government investment and the opportunity for exposure to a large audience for sponsors.last_img read more

Revived Cuban Lunch bars meet with huge demand wrapper supply snafus

first_imgCAMROSE, Alta. — A peanut-and-chocolate candy popular decades ago has been flying off shelves since an Alberta couple revived it earlier this year.The Cuban Lunch bar disappeared in 1991 when the Paulins factory in Winnipeg stopped making it.And while its reboot has been a success, Crystal Regehr Westergard and her husband are facing some hiccups in resupplying stores clamouring for more.For one, it took three months for a shipment of paper for the the red wrappers synonymous with the candy to finally arrive from overseas.The pair churned out 60,000 bars in September from a factory in Delta, B.C.“They just went whoosh out the doors of the stores,” Regehr Westergard said recently. “We never imagined we’d catch on this fast.”The comeback venture started as a way to cheer up Regehr Westergard’s 85-year-old mother by bringing her favourite candy to her nursing home.Regehr Westergard and her husband, Bert Westergard, then decided to go ahead and buy the trademark for not much at all.While she doesn’t know the origins of the name, Regehr Westergard said it wouldn’t be Cuban Lunch without the original’s rectangular rippled cups. They were perfect for keeping melted chocolate contained on a hot day.“You could eat it and you could still drive your tractor or drive your rig,” Regehr Westergard said.“It was packed with peanuts and calories and got you through and didn’t drip down your arm.”The first batch long gone, another 33,000 bars were made in October. Those were swiftly snapped up, too.The first time, Regehr Westergard drove through an autumn blizzard to get boxes to stores in the Edmonton area. For the second batch, the couple had a distributor take care of it.Finally, last week, more than 100,000 of the signature cups arrived at the factory. The correct paper had to travel from Japan with stops in Mexico and California. “I think that’s why no one ever brought the Cuban Lunch bar back before, to tell you the honest truth.” said Regehr Westergard.  “No one makes those hyper-specialized little rectangular cups.”Many of the new cups had to be thrown out because they got too wet. The factory started pouring chocolate last week, but it’s not clear how many new bars it can make this time.The couple has been selling bars through a program at grocery giant Sobeys Inc. aimed at highlighting regionally relevant products.  In Western Canada, where Cuban Lunch is best known, the bars are available at Sobeys, Safeway, IGA and Thrifty Foods stores.Sobeys development manager Gary Hughes said Cuban Lunch was the top seller while it was in stock.“That’s a short window of time because it’s here today and almost gone tomorrow,” he said. “We’ve had customers coming in and buying them by the box in our stores.”Hughes said 180 of the 250 or so stores west of Winnipeg have signed for the next shipment. The company is working to make sure all outlets have some to sell, even though it may not be the full amount they requested.Prof. Janis Thiessen, who studies 20th-century food history at the University of Winnipeg, was recently given a Cuban Lunch bar by her brother, who knew she would get a kick out of it.She said it was tasty with big peanut chunks.Thiessen said she can’t recall the original enough to know how the revival compares, but she understands why there has been such voracious demand.“Food is never just about sustenance or about biological taste. Memory plays an important role there, so to have something like this come back, is meaningful for a number of people.”Regehr Westergard is hoping to find out in the new year if Cuban Lunch Co. will be accepted into a small business accelerator program in Calgary, which would help with sales, distribution and marketing.The couple has bought trademarks for two other defunct candies — she won’t say which — but have been having trouble finding a factory to make them.For now, she figures the chocolate business eats up a couple of hours each day.She’s not quitting her day job as a physiotherapist and guffaws when asked if Cuban Lunch is making money.“Oh goodness, no, not presently,” she said. “Maybe some day.”— By Lauren Krugel in CalgaryThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

Usable groundwater rapidly depleting in north east India IIT study

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s northern and eastern states saw a rapid decline in usable groundwater between 2005 and 2013, raising an impending risk of severe droughts, food crisis, and drinking water scarcity for millions of people, researchers have found.A team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, West Bengal and Athabasca University, Canada, compiled the first estimates of usable groundwater storage (UGWS) at the state-level across all of India using both in situ and satellite-based measurements. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Groundwater-level data was used from 3,907 in situ monitoring wells across the country and the total UGWS was estimated between 2005 and 2013. The estimate shows rapid depletion of UGWS in Assam, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal. In these areas, increases in agricultural food productions have resulted at the cost of non-renewable loss in groundwater volume at an alarming rate, the researchers wrote in the study published in the journal Advances in Water Resources. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KOn the other hand, southern and western Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chattisgarh show replenishing usable groundwater storage trends. Earlier works by the government agencies have only been able to estimate the total groundwater, only a part of which is usable for human purposes, said lead researcher Abhijit Mukherjee, Associate Professor Hydrogeology, Department of Geology and Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur. “The estimates show rapid depletion of usable groundwater storage during 2005-2013 in most of northern parts, losing 8.5 cubic kilometre per year (km3/year) of total groundwater, and eastern parts which lost 5 km3/year of total groundwater,” Mukherjee told PTI. He emphasised that more than 85 per cent of the groundwater usage in India is linked with irrigation abstraction practices. India is the largest user of groundwater in the world. It uses an estimated 230 km3 of groundwater per year — over a quarter of the global total. Groundwater being an essential natural resource for irrigational water supply during non-monsoonal months, large-scale depletion could have unforeseen consequences in future food security, said Mukherjee. “Underground water is definitely declining in Rajasthan at faster rate. There are pockets in UP which have seen a dip in groundwater table as well,” agreed Dr N C Ghosh, former Head of Hydrology, National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee, who was not involved in the study. The problem, Ghosh said, is compounded by over-exploitation of the ground water. “About 85 per cent of rural drinking water needs and 65 per cent of irrigation needs and 50 per cent of urban drinking water and industrial needs are fulfilled from the ground water,” he said. Mukherjee noted that rapid depletion in UGWS would accelerate the decline in food production and availability of drinking water, two of the prime goals of achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030. “More than 120 million people would get affected only in the Gangetic states,” he said. The study combined borehole data from Central Ground Water Board, rainfall data and satellite data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), a pair of satellites launched in 2002. A northeastern state like Assam, which was regarded always as water-affluent, has lost two per cent of its usable groundwater resource, and is at the brink of suffering drought and famine in impending years, said researchers, including first author Soumendra N Bhanja from Department of Geology and Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur. PTIlast_img read more

Islamic Bank Provides MAD 123 Billion to Support Moroccos HighSpeed Train

Rabat – The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has granted a loan of MAD 1.23 billion to the National Office of Railroads (ONCF).The loan occurred during a signing ceremony for a financing agreement between the ONCF and the IDB. It is part of the IDB’s Istisnaa contract, one of the flagship products granted by the Islamic financial institution.The Ministry of Finance has guaranteed the ONCF the contract, which is considered the first of its kind in the history of Morocco. Following this loan, the ONCF will proceed with the construction of stations for new High Speed Trains, better known as TGV. They are expected to launch in 2018. They will be the first ones to operate in Africa, connecting Tangier to Kenitra in only 1 hour and 30 minutes.In the future, the TGV will link Tangier to Casablanca in 2 hours and 10 minutes, instead of the current five hour journey takes. The governments of Morocco, France, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE, are funding the TGV’s $2 billion investment for new trains and tracks.Morocco received the first carriage for the TGV in July 2015. Then, in September of the same year, the second fleets of the TGV arrived at the Port of Tangier Med. After it received the second carriage, the ONCF said: “The transfer of this train to the Tangier maintenance workshop will take place via several special convoys.”This not the first time the ONCF has taken out a loan for the construction of its services. In December 2016, the ONCF announced that it would receive a MAD 1.6 billion loan from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development to renovate the Rabat Ville and Rabat Agdal train stations to make the transit centers compatible with the Kingdom’s new high-speed trains. read more

Student union bans Conservative society from speaking out because they challenged its

first_img“Just to reiterate the irony of this situation – their student union upon being criticised for being anti-free speech have silenced those complaining about a lack of free speech,” they added.A spokesman for Lincoln University said the Students’ Union had its own set of policies on free speech, adding that it respected its right to govern independently.Lincoln Students’ Union said that it was unable to comment on “live disciplinary matters”, but said it was “proud to protect the rights of all individuals to express their opinions, ideas and concerns”. “As well as the irony of banning a society for expressing their concern about free speech, the Students’ Union ‘snowflakes’ are so self-obsessed they forget Lincoln is the home to one of the original Magna Cartas, the foundation stone of freedom the world over.“This lack of self-awareness and willingness to stifle inconvenient truths is an unbecoming trait in anyone, but is particularly pernicious when demonstrated by a Students’ Union based at one of the traditional centres of our national democracy.“I am sure the authorities of the University itself will be embarrassed by this as it does not help the University’s reputation for tolerance, debate and learning. They should send a public message to say they disassociate themselves from their Students’ Union’s actions.” Drop this pathetic small-mindedness @lincolnSU pic.twitter.com/u3UPQOkxl6— Charlie Peters (@CDP1882) March 6, 2017 A student union has banned a university Conservative society from using its social media accounts – because they challenged its position on free speech.Lincoln University’s Conservative Society has been censored by its student union after it posted an image online showing that the university had been ranked “very intolerant” on free speech in a recent survey.In response, the Students’ Union swiftly suspended the society’s social media accounts, on the grounds that highlighting the university’s ranking had brought it into disrepute.However, the decision has been met with widespread derision from social media users and Lincoln MP Karl McCartney, who said that union officials should be “ashamed”.”This intolerant, illiberal and totalitarian response is akin to something out of the Soviet Union or North Korea rather than a place for learning and debate,” he said. James Cleverly, MP for Braintree, said the union’s actions had been “beyond parody”.Hull University Conservative Association also claimed that Lincoln Students’ Union had defended the decision on the grounds that, by highlighting that the university was deemed to “very intolerant” of free speech, the society had brought its reputation “into disrepute”.center_img 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. Mr McCartney added that he had spoken with the union’s chairman after the incident was made known to him by a neighbouring Conservative Society. Lincoln University Conservatives complained that their student union was weak on free speech. It responded by suspending their social media. https://t.co/e7WSrsVPB8— Daniel Hannan (@DanielJHannan) March 6, 2017last_img read more

Une stimulation du cerveau pourrait faire changer la notion de moralité chez

first_imgUne stimulation du cerveau pourrait faire changer la notion de moralité chez l’HommeÉtats-Unis – Une étude américaine parue dans la revue Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences a montré qu’il était possible d’altérer la faculté d’une personne à émettre des jugements moraux en stimulant une région du cerveau située près de l’oreille droite.Pour juger d’un crime ou d’un accident, une personne apte mentalement a besoin de recueillir des informations afin d’affiner son opinion. Le crime était-il intentionnel ? Le responsable avait-il des antécédents psychiatriques ? Sa vie était-elle menacée ? Voici quelques-unes des questions que nous nous posons tous à l’annonce d’une nouvelle dramatique. Les chercheurs du MIT (Institut de technologie du Massachusetts) sont parvenus à limiter cette capacité de jugement moral. En général, l’être humain prend en compte une multitude d’éléments pour juger de la situation : par exemple, la majorité des gens trouvera que le responsable d’un accident domestique provoquant la mort d’une personne a commis une faute moins grave qu’un meurtrier ayant volontairement administré du poison à quelqu’un, que cet acte ait entraîné un décès ou non. Pour les personnes dont l’aire droite du carrefour temporo-pariétal a été stimulée, il en est autrement : les conséquences de l’acte deviennent systématiquement plus importantes que les intentions de son auteur.Lors de l’expérience, les chercheurs ont utilisé la technique de la stimulation magnétique transcrânienne. L’aire droite du carrefour temporo-pariétal des participants stimulée, l’activité de ses cellules était perturbée (de façon temporaire). À lire aussiUne activité électrique détectée dans des mini-cerveaux développés en laboratoireLors de la première expérience, les participants devaient noter des scénarios selon une échelle de moralité allant de 1 (totalement interdit) à 7 (autorisé) après avoir reçu des stimulations au niveau de l’aire cérébrale concernée. Lors de la seconde expérience, douze participants devaient faire de même, mais la zone était stimulée au moment où ils prenaient leur décision.Dans les deux situations, les participants avaient du mal à effectuer un jugement lorsque la conclusion n’était pas la suite logique des intentions de l’auteur, c’est-à-dire lors d’une tentative de meurtre ratée par exemple. C’est pourquoi les conséquences prenaient plus de place que les intentions, qu’ils percevaient mal. D’après les scientifiques, les personnes testées se seraient adaptées aux informations que leur cerveau était encore capable d’analyser.Le 5 avril 2010 à 17:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

PWC launches returntowork programme

first_imgPricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has launched a return-to-work programme to encourage talent back into the workplace.The 12-week ‘Back to Business’ programme includes a week-long induction duirng which participants will receive training and support to help with the transition back into work. Those taking part will be assigned to a dedicated manager who will help them to set and achieve objectives.The scheme will begin in PWC’s deals business, where participants will have the opportunity to perform client-facing work based on their expertise, interests and skills. They will also have the chance to explore the careers offered at the organisation with a possible view to returning in a more permanent position.The returnee scheme is open to all, but a particular aim of the programme is to encourage women who have taken career breaks to return to work.The Back to Business programme forms part of the employer’s focus on improving diversity and fostering a talent pipeline of future female leaders. PWC’s initiatives include setting gender and ethnicity targets for the next three years, offering shared parental leave to all staff, as well as reporting its gender pay gap analysis.  Gaenor Bagley, head of people at PWC, said: “Many women who have had time out of the workplace to raise a family may feel that they are being overlooked by recruiters due to the gap in their CV.“Our programme is designed to address people’s experience gap and provide another route to get talented people back into the workplace.”Brian Lochead, people leader for PWC’s deals practice, added: “We believe Back to Business will provide a sustainable pool of talent at an experienced level and will help build our pipeline of future women leaders. “We value difference and want to break down the pre-conceptions that it can be harder for women to progress in a deals environment.”last_img read more

The Red Cross gives the 2020 Land Rover Defender the ol whatfor

first_imgEnlarge ImageShots of cars in sand dunes never get old. Land Rover We’re slowly approaching the point where Land Rover will finally pull back the veil on its hotly anticipated 2020 Defender SUV. However, today isn’t that day, which means we’ll have to live with more cool pictures of a camouflaged Defender for now. Shucks.Land Rover on Friday released a new smattering of pictures showing the 2020 Defender tackling the sand dunes in Dubai. Part of the Defender’s testing program ahead of its official unveiling, Land Rover teamed up with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to give this little ute the ol’ what-for in an area where its buyers are likely to travel.Out in Dubai, the Defender didn’t just whip around the dunes. It also tackled hairpin curves on the Jebel Jais highway. Temperatures shot past the triple-digit mark, which makes it a great place to suss out the Defender’s high-temp behavior, as well. It also tackled altitudes well above the one-mile mark, ensuring its engine doesn’t choke itself out when the air gets thin. Share your voice Land Rover Tags 2018 Range Rover Velar: Effortless SUV elegance on- and off-road Land Rover Post a comment 33 Photos SUVs Luxury cars Future Cars 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque review: Style, now with more substance Land Rover first announced the return of the Defender in late 2018, and it revealed that the model would finally return to the US, as well, following a 23-year absence. Its boxy good looks have remained hidden by camouflage, but Land Rover hasn’t been shy about throwing out a whole lot of teasers ahead of its anticipated debut, which could come as early as the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Even rumors have been few and far between. The most notable one we’ve heard about, though, is that the Defender will be available in three sizes — 90, 110 and 130, with the smallest being a three-door model. We’ve also seen what appears to be the Defender’s interior thanks to some clever spy shots. If you can’t afford one, don’t worry, because Lego has a Technic Defender coming out, which should be significantly easier on the wallet. 2020 Land Rover Defender hits the dunes of Dubai More From Roadshow 0 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e review: A hard hybrid to recommendlast_img read more

Hrithik Roshan Deepika Padukone to star in Ramayana as Ram and Sita

first_imgHrithik Roshan, Deepika PadukoneInstagramHrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone are one of the few Bollywood stars who often manage to sweep fans off their feet with their charming personality be it on-screen or off-screen. So what if the two superstars come together on the big screen? Wouldn’t it be an interesting watch? Well, if the latest reports are to be believed, Hrithik and Deepika are all set to star in Nitesh Tiwari’s mythological drama, Ramayana.According to several reports that have been doing the rounds of the industry, Hrithik would be playing the role of Lord Rama while Deepika is being cast opposite for Sita’s role. The reports further suggest that producer Madhu Mantena wanted to cast Deepika opposite Hrithik to make the project a grand one.It is also being said that Hrithik has almost given his nod to the film and Deepika is reportedly in talks for the role. And if things fall in right place, it will be the first time that Hrithik and Deepika would be sharing screen in a film.The movie is reportedly been bankrolled by Madhu Mantena, Allu Aravind and Namit Malhotra and would be directed by Nitesh Tiwari and Ravi Udyawar.Meanwhile, Hrithik, who is currently basking in the sucess of SSuper 30, will be next seen in War opposite Tiger Shroff and Krrish 4. Deepika, on the other hand, is busy shooting for Meghan Gulzar’s Chhapaak and will be seen playing Kapil Dev’s on-screen wife in Kabir Khan’s ’83 which stars Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev.last_img read more

Cardinals Fall 41 to No 17 Virginia in ACC Opener

first_img“UVA played mistake-free doubles to open up the match,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “They won four deuce points early and we were fighting from behind. After they won No. 1 singles, the rest of the matches could have gone either way. David won and Sergio was winning. Fabien was up in the second set early. It’s obvious we have a special group of freshmen. UVA added two players in their top four. They are very improved team from last year.” #17 Virginia 4, Louisville 11/20/2019 at Charlottesville, Va.(Boar’s Head Sports Club)Singles1. Carl Soderlund (VA) def. #104 Brandon Lancaster (LOU) 6-1, 6-02. Brandon Nakashima (VA) vs. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (LOU) 6-3, 6-5, unfinished3. #38 Gianni Ross (VA) def. Fabien Salle (LOU) 6-2, 7-54. Henrik Wiersholm (VA) def. Federico Gomez (LOU) 6-3, 6-45. Aswin Lizen (VA) vs. Sergio Hernandez Ramirez (LOU) 3-6, 5-5, unfinished6. David Mizrahi (LOU) def. Matthew Lord (VA) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3Doubles1. Carl Soderlund/Matthew Lord (VA) vs. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff/Fabien Salle (LOU) 5-3, unfinished2. Aswin Lizen/Gianni Ross (VA) def. Brandon Lancaster/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) 6-33. Brandon Nakashima/Henrik Wiersholm (VA) def. Federico Gomez/Sergio Hernandez Ramirez (LOU) 6-1 The match was decided on court three where No. 38 Gianni Ross defeated freshman Fabien Salle 6-2, 7-5 for the 4-1 final. Virginia (2-0, 1-0 ACC) started the match by taking the doubles points with wins on courts 2 and 3. The Cavalier duo of Brandon Nakashima and Henrik Wiersholm defeated Lousville’s Federico Gomez and Sergio Hernandez Ramirez 6-1 at No. 3 and clinched the point at the two-spot where Aswin Lizen and Gianni Ross topped Brandon Lancaster and Alex Wesbrooks 6-3. Matchup History Preview The University of Louisville men’s tennis team fell 4-1 to No. 17 Virginia in its ACC opener Sunday in Charlottesville, Va.center_img In singles action, Carl Soderlund defeated No. 104 Lancaster at the No. 1 seed to give Virginia a 2-0 lead. Wiersholm defeated Gomez 6-3, 6-4 at the four-spot to make the score 3-0. David Mizrahi put the Cardinals on the scoreboard with a 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Matthew Lord at No. 6. With the victory, the freshman improves his dual match record to a team-best 4-0. Up next, the Cardinals (3-1, 0-1 ACC) will travel to Gainesville, Fla., to face Florida Atlantic in the first round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Next Match: vs. Florida Atlantic 1/26/2019 | 11:00 a.m. Match Notes:Louisville 3-1, 0-1 ACCVirginia 2-0, 1-0 ACC; National ranking #17Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1,4,6,3)T-2:00  A-257  Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

KMC to penalise firm if pump servicing is delayed

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will impose heavy penalty on the responsible private firm if the four pumps that have gone for servicing, are not ready by July 10.Tarak Singh, member, mayor-in-council (drainage) who had visited two pumping stations at Behala, said the civic authorities will not spare the firm for the inordinate delay in servicing the pumps. He said there are five pumps at Begorkhal pumping station.On the day when it had rained heavily last week, one pump was found to be functional, while four others could not be operated as the repairer had not installed them after servicing. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHe said there are three pumps at the Behala Flying Club pumping station. Of these, one pump was working while the second one had developed a snag and the third one had been sent for maintenance, on the day when it had rained heavily last week.He said The Kolkata Environmental Improvement Programme (KEIP) had engaged two firms to repair the pumps. Of the two firms, one has become bankrupt and the KEIP has written to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to cancel the contract of the joint venture companies. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had called up Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Sunday, expressing her displeasure over the delay in clearing accumulated water from some streets of Behala. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPSome roads, lanes and bylanes at Silpara and Pora Asathwatala are still under water. In Sakherbazar, craters have come up on a stretch of Diamond Harbour Road. The potholes, which are covered with water, pose a serious threat to motorcycle riders and drivers.Senior KMC officials said patch repair will be carried out to cover up the potholes temporarily. Metro Railway is constructing the Joka BBD Bag Metro and because of the construction work, the underground pipeline has been damaged, causing waterlogging in some areas.last_img read more

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as Instagram star Jen Selter discovered to her detriment on Saturday.A mate of mine was once asked at an airport check-in whether hed packed anything sharp in his bags including on Inauguration Day when the group gave out thousands of joints without any arrests according to DCist Next week DCMJ plans to smoke on the Capitol steps to push lawmakers to get rid of federal prohibitions on cannabis Write to Abigail Abrams at abigailabrams@timecomPurists opine that gender does not matter in sports in which recognition comes from performance alone Sports is so visible and quantifiable that we can see excellence or the lack of it for what it is Being rule-based sports is pure and gender–blind runs the argument But is it It is true that being performance-based hockey could potentially promote gender emancipation But in reality gender discrimination is wired into hockey too manifesting in earnings employment viewership and media coverage The existing male-dominated order of things and the combustible competition for power and status leaves women behind India and Japan players in action during the HWL- Women’s Semi-finals Do the women hockey players get the attention they deserve Getty Images In India when the men’s team wins medals it wins ample rewards but not the women’s team Although in 2016 Hockey India gave identical cash awards to one female and three male players for a hundred appearances for India this was an exception Female hockey players found employment only in the Railways whereas the male players landed jobs in many public companies There is discrimination against athletes from out of the state Forward-thinking Haryana fetes champion female players as much as the men but only those from the state Moreover in a case of discrimination within the male gender itself in 2016 six Punjab players from the Indian men’s team that won the 2014 Asian Games gold medal became deputy superintendents of police whereas players from other states were not considered Powerful local identities were at play Europe and Oceania steal a march over others whether it is earnings viewership or participation Yet in Europe too there is a market-driven gender problem As Marijke Fleuren president of the European Hockey Federation told me with higher television viewership sponsors prefer the men’s game – which is richer – over that of the women For the same reason Hockey India failed to launch a league for women Top female athletes even pay to play Britain’s Olympics champion and ace goalkeeper Maddie Hinch said: “Some of the girls in the British team still pay a 5 match fee to play on a Saturday which seems a bit crazy” Yet as British player Ashley Jackson revealed the success of the Olympics gold medal had earned the women’s team sponsorship and television coverage Exceptionally Hockey Australia pursues absolute equality stealing a march over other sports Hockey Australia chief executive officer Cam Vale said: “Whether you’re a Kookaburra or a Hockeyroo when it comes to basic terms and principles in how we remunerate our athletes it’s exactly the same” Viewership shows discrimination stemming from the broader attitude towards women Attendance at the 2014 World Cup at The Hague was the same for men and women as also for the 2015 Hockey World League Semi-finals at Antwerp which the author attended According to Martin Gothridge former president of the European Hockey Federation and of Hockey England in major tournaments for women stadia in England have up to 5000 spectators The contrast with attendance in games in India is telling During the Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi in 2012 the stands were empty whereas spectators attended the Olympics qualifying tournament for men in large numbers With fewer tournaments for women than for men and limited spectator support women’s hockey in India is the bridesmaid and its achievements go under-appreciated In Europe media coverage of hockey is so meagre that discrimination is hard to see In India in 2012 the media celebrated the qualification of the men’s team for the London Olympics while the achievement of the Indian women’s team in reaching the final of the Olympics qualifying tournament in New Delhi was under-reported The Indian women won the 2013 Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi but the accolades went to the men The women’s seventh place finish at the Hockey World League Semi-finals at Rotterdam in 2013 was largely on par with that of the men who had finished sixth Yet the media obsessed about the performance of the men When the Indian junior women’s team won a bronze medal in the 2013 World Cup there were celebrations but the story soon disappeared from the media In contrast India’s gold medal in the junior men’s World Cup in 2016 received strong media coverage Gender discrimination is not against female athletes alone In the US hockey is almost completely a female sport leaving male players facing derision or prejudice It takes steely nerves and singular focus for the men to find their niche Nick Richardson of St Anslem’s College in New Hampshire said: “At my own high school I wasn’t able to compete on the high school field hockey team because I was a boy” Happily the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has been taking affirmative action for gender equality Leandro Negre the former president of the FIH and president of honour said that 40 per cent of its management jobs were reserved for women and the ratio was nearly 50:50 in the committees However females did not like to take up coaching assignments creating an imbalance in the numbers he asserted Hockey pursues formal gender equality making discrimination hard to see The number of male and female players in the world being roughly equal it is possible to construct an equal opportunity model for the sport There are two Olympics gold medals one each for men and women and each Olympics has 12 teams The same is true of the World Cup Champions Trophy and World Hockey League Thus gender equality 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military apologizes for offensive language after being called out on Hasan Minhaj’s ‘Patriot Act’ 2, Did they?S. a step he could take unilaterally by expanding the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program The overarching question is how many undocumented immigrants he will protect The White House signaled over the summer that it could extend administrative relief for up to several million undocumented immigrants and their families By delaying the decision for political reasons Obama has nudged expectations even higher At a “bare minimum” said Pablo Alvarado executive director for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network the immigration orders should include “an extension of work authorization to everyone who would qualify under the Senate bill and an end to the Secure Communities program and policies that criminalize immigrants The President has the legal authority the moral obligation and the political capital required to take these important steps” The Senate bill which passed the upper chamber in June 2013 with 68 votes would provide relief to some 8 million undocumented immigrants “This is an action that frankly we believe the President should have taken months ago” said Marielena Hincapié executive director of the National Immigration Law Center “The president has broad legal authority to do this Its really about his political will” But there is growing concern that Obama may lack the will to make a bold unilateral move especially if his party suffers sweeping losses in elections that were in many ways a referendum on his policies Two anonymous sources cited by Buzzfeed which reported Tuesday that final recommendations were being sent to Obama pegged the number in the low seven figures And even some of Obama’s allies worry that a President with a mixed record on immigration and an instinct for the middle ground will disappoint the Hispanic community once again “We’re definitely concerned” says a Democratic source involved with the immigration-reform push who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid angering the White House “The history of this presidency is one of trying to accommodate the opposition” Timing is a mystery as well The White House continues to say that Obama will act this year But some in the immigration-reform movement worry the deadline could push once again On Nov 9 Obama leaves for a weeklong trip to Asia The Thanksgiving lull arrives soon after Then Congress needs to hammer out a deal to extend government funding which expires in mid-December amid a crammed lame-duck calendar Executive action on immigration could throw a wrench in those budget talks Immigration reformers urged Obama to withstand those pressures “Some might worry the backlash against a bold program will be too great” said Hincapié But that backlash will exist whether the President extends relief to one person 1 million or many more “Were holding the president to his word” she added “There are no more excuses” Write to Alex Altman at alex_altman@timemagazinecomOn the surface the annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a festival of red meat Republicanism part pep rally part college spring break bash with a barely detectable undertone of policy prescriptions But to jaded political observers it has become more like a florid display of the GOP’s identity crisis Beginning Thursday thousands of political activists will gather near Washington During Barack Obamas eight years in the White House this was the capital’s rowdiest and angriest political eventbut it has morphed into a reflection of the tensions within the Republican Party in the age of Donald Trump The crisis of American conservatism will be everywhere on display in the three days of speeches at a conference center ballroom in the DC suburb of Oxon Hill Here you will see an anti-immigrant conspiracy theorist and a former sheriff who suggested George Soros was actually behind last weeks mass shooting at a Florida school followed by the President of the United States You will find a discredited provocateur set to sign copies of his book at the same hour as White House counselor Kellyanne Conway addresses the crowd First son Eric Trump will speak hours before Fox News Sean Hannity broadcasts his show live from the stage And what pray tell is the overlap in audience between White House counsel Don McGahn and "Pawn Stars" reality host Rick Harrison From the outside its easy to find the whole event perplexing and disjointed with its sessions about "Taxpayer-Funded Terrorism" "Unmasking the Deep State" and "Kim Jong Un-iversity" Full of fire and fury many of these conversations reflect the most energeticand fringiestsegment of a Republican Party that seems to be tearing itself into pieces As conservative Bill Kristol observed dryly "About CPAC what needs to be said was said by Eric Hoffer: Every great cause begins as a movement becomes a business and eventually degenerates into a racket" Which explains why you wont find many elected officials in attendance Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan are taking a pass this year Ted Cruz is the lone Senator attending the festivities and Fox News favorites outnumber House members on the schedule Yet what plays out on the stage has implications for the bigger conservative movement Republicans enjoyed a resurgence as the decade began but they now have to govern in an environment that has to straddle activists who treat politics as sport the more traditional members of the GOP who turn their noses up at such theatrics and newcomers who bought Trump’s campaign pitches Republican leaders cannot ignore the activists enthusiasm The inevitable "lock her up" chants about Hillary Clinton and roars for the President and his Cabinet mask a quiet uneasiness among rank-and-file conservatives who still read Barry Goldwaters speeches and lionize Ronald Reagan Elected officials especially Republicans who are seen as centrist have to contend with this enthusiasm or face primary challenges from the right They have little choice but to go along with the show if they want to keep their jobs And if Republicans are to successfully defend their majorities in the House and Senate this fall they will need the help of folks who spend thousands of dollars to attend these sessions A super PAC backed by Ryan gave its top volunteers a trip to CPAC as a reward Mainstream Republicans may just have to choke back their objections to some of the disputed claims about minorities immigrants and those in prison The Republican Party of 2018 is one of deep contradictions A party that is home to evangelicals also helped to elect a thrice-married man who bragged about sexually assaulting women on a video Lawmakers set aside their worries about deficits and the debt to pass massive tax cuts last year that will deliver a $15 trillion vat of red ink CPAC the same organization that welcomed former Vice President Dick Cheney as a rockstar surprise guest in recent years is now giving the microphone to far-right European firebrands Nigel Farage and Marion Marechal-Le Pen The CPAC speakers seminars and the audience itself reflect but one corner of the conservative movement at this moment to be sure It just happens to be the loudest and rowdiest and one that meshes easily with Trump But it may not be as durable as its backers want to believe and it may bend the Republican Party far afield from what made it attractive to so many for so long Write to Philip Elliott at philipelliott@timecomWeibo China’s Twitter-like messaging service has filed an initial public offering in the United States to raise $500 million as a wave of Chinese companies flock to American investors to raise capital Weibo had 614 million users as of the end of December and saw its ad revenue increase by 163 percent to $56 million in the final three months of 2013 Reuters reports Its target $500 million IPO on either the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq taps into US investors’ eagerness to share in the profits of the world’s fastest-growing major economy The Chinese search service Baidu most recently filed for a US IPO and Alibaba a giant internet bazaar is expected to raise $15 billion in the US this year But Weibo conceded in its IPO it faces obstacles at home The Chinese government’s stringent censorship of online content could challenge Weibo’s returns especially after a September ruling that metes out up to three years’ jail time for Internet users who knowingly make or share information considered defamatory or false [Reuters] Contact us at editors@timecomGene-editing pioneer Emmanuelle Charpentier is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology A recent Max Planck Society report said there is a “bidding war” for female directors AP PHOTO/PETER STEFFEN Do you want to direct a research institute Germany’s Max Planck Society has hundreds of top jobs to fill By Kai KupferschmidtMar 15 2018 10:45 AM BERLIN—Erin Schuman and her husband Gilles Laurent left their jobs at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena a few years ago and moved their family cat and dog halfway across the globe to Frankfurt Germany It took some courage She’s American he’s French and two of their daughters were in school; resettling in Europe was "certainly challenging" Schuman says But the move came with huge professional benefits Schuman and her husband both neuroscientists moved to the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research as "directors" prestigious positions as the heads of large research groups that come with guaranteed funding until retirement and full academic freedom They also had the opportunity to design a brand new lab ("We worked with the architects to maximize the interactions and happiness of our colleagues" Schuman says) The move turned out to be a "tremendously enriching experience" Many scientists may soon have a similar chance The Max Planck Society (MPG) recently took out ads in major scientific journals to recruit 20 new directors in fields ranging from astrophysics to terrestrial microbiology in one of its biggest talent searches ever Between now and 2030 roughly 200 of the 300 director posts at the 84 institutes will become vacant says an MPG spokesperson Many directors are coming up for retirement at the 20 institutes opened in the eastern part of the country after the German reunification in 1990 and so are many of their counterparts at older institutes in former West Germany For the society it marks a turning point: a chance to hire more women and more foreign researchers and an opportunity to open up entirely new fields of research because incoming directors can set their own course (There are also plans to launch completely new institutes on cybersecurity and the origins of life) But it’s also a huge challenge Finding directors is a lengthy process and competition from other institutions seeking top talent—especially women—is fierce And some argue that the society should use the opportunity to rethink some of its traditions Founded in 1948 MPG has a 18 billion annual budget and is Germany’s leading research powerhouse The Nature Publishing Index ranks it as the fourth largest contributor to high-quality research in the world; its researchers have won 18 Nobel Prizes Most of the institutes are led jointly by three to five directors who each also run their own research departments As an MPG director "You have an incredible liberty to research what you want even changing your field if you like" says Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard who won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine as a director at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen in 1995 There are periodic evaluations but a poor result means losing only a fraction of your funding says Schuman who previously held one of the plum positions in US science: as an investigator funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute on a 5-year contract "I did not realize how the renewal clock of 5 years dissuaded me from going for risky ideas until I became a [Max Planck] director" she says When a director leaves or retires MPG doesn’t just look to "fill a certain slot" says Jürgen Renn director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science here Instead it seeks excellent scientists and reshapes the institute’s mission around them sometimes altering it completely When the directors of the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena left within a few years of each other for instance prominent economists proved hard to lure to that city So MPG in 2014 refashioned it into the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History which has since done pioneering work on the history of plague The hiring process is arduous Traditionally an institute’s current directors identify potential candidates who are then reviewed by outside referees (The recent ads were a new addition) Settling on a new director can take years The society currently fills about 10 positions a year so the rush of openings may be a challenge And the "explosion of research at universities all around the globe" means that competition "is a lot more intense" says US economist David Audretsch a former director at the Jena institute Finding women is especially hard The number of female directors has gone up from 45% in 2005 to about 15% today; MPG aims to reach 18% by 2020 (Among recent catches is gene-editing pioneer Emmanuelle Charpentier) But a recent MPG report mentioned an international "bidding war" for senior female talent To expand the pool female scientists should receive much more support early in their careers Renn says One effort is MPG’s Lise Meitner excellence program launched late last year which will establish up to 10 new research groups led by women every year Recruiting directors at a younger age could also help Schuman says: "I know this younger pool has lots of qualified and amazing women who can join our ranks" Attracting international talent is another challenge Under Germany’s federal system MPG institutes are spread around the country from big cities like Berlin or Munich all the way to places such as Pln a small lakeside resort in the north that are less attractive to foreigners who want an international school or an airport close by The biggest drawback of MPG institutes is their "outdated" isolation from universities says Thomas Südhof a biochemist and Nobel laureate at Stanford University in Palo Alto California who was an MPG director in the 1990s but left after falling out with Hubert Markl then MPG’s president "Science is a team effort and it’s important who you meet in the hallway or in the cafeteria" Südhof says "The Max Plank Society would profit enormously if they integrated their institutes directly into universities" Schuman says he has a point but warns that integration might lead to a "class system" within universities that favors Max Planck appointees MPG is trying another solution: bringing institutes in the same city together in campuslike clusters As to filling the wave of new director posts "I think we should dare to be riskier" Schuman says "We should not be afraid of failing but rather expect that some failures will accompany our riskier choices which could lead to game-changing discoveries" In other words MPG may just need a bit more of the courage it takes for an individual scientist to pull up stakes and move their lab and family to another continent warning the President that a failure to live up to expectations for executive action on immigration would jeopardize his party’s standing with the Hispanic community. 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Mayank Sidana 1 for 59,Ishan Malhotra (54) were the principal run getters. So, Ajinkya Rahane was suckered into going for a drive while Wriddhiman Saha was made to look clueless as he nicked the ball to Hashim Amla at slip.in one of the most exciting matches of the day,a farmer was killed by lightning when he was working in his farm in Jagdan town of the district, By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 14,Haryana, For all the latest Sports News, recalling the judgment and hearing fresh arguments can be a continuous.

Meanwhile,t resign from the head of the electoral government ? “Bigg Boss 3” and “Yudh”. who had a chance to book an Olympic berth had he won his repechage round followed by two more bouts, The difficulties in the earlier system were a lack of systematic coverage backed by clear definitions, “The matter is under investigation, the “aggregate” in the concrete, Stressing that the NPF-led government will complete its full term, However, Akhilesh’s attempt for an image makeover has alienated him from smaller non-Yadav OBCs that moved towards the Hindutva fold in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

It’s like repeating my personal life, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by ANI | Washington | Published: February 1, Now the BRICS have actually put some real mortar between them: they’ve committed real money to become “equal” partners in a New Development Bank. common future development challenges and,the key to restart the growth engine is to attract more investment, The film had mainly witnessed a dip on Monday, what is the difficulty in defining the word “supply” to keep out intra-firm transfers? The bigger hit,with all of the nonsense going on, After their first show in June.

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