PM Modi encourages India U-17 players to aim higher

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 10 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he saw “spark” in the footballers who represented India in their maiden FIFA World Cup and encouraged them to consider it as stepping stone to bigger things.The prime minister invited the players after they came back from Saudi Arabia following the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers.”I personally requested for this meeting as I saw some spark in all of you. Based on your performance people have started knowing you so there is a huge responsibility on your shoulders,” the PM said coach Luis Norton de Matos boys.He further added that they must stay together as a team and in a few years time should establish themselves as professional players.”Consider this U17WC as just a preparation for the future. I hope you stick together as a team and in 5-7 years time represent the country with great laurels,” Modi stated.Modi, a sports enthusiast, who has spoken about the significance of sports umpteenth times in Mann ki Baat, expressed that “there is no life without sports”.”There is no life without sports. Football is a very intense game. Hope you can inspire people to inculcate sports as part of their daily lives,” Modi said.The PM, who was present at the JLN Stadium in the capital during Indias FIFA U-17 World Cup opener against USA on October 6, said that Jeakson Singhs goal against Colombia in their second game was the “biggest reason for all of us to celebrate”.advertisement”When Jeakson scored the goal it gave the biggest reason for all of us to celebrate.” PTI AH CM CMlast_img read more

Braves Stun Mets Again, 6-3

first_imgNEW YORK — David Wright had nothing to say to his friend Freddie Freeman as the Braves’ slugger rounded the bases in the ninth inning.The Mets’ captain wasn’t too happy with his team’s offensive production, either.Freeman broke a ninth-inning tie with a three-run homer after driving in two as a pinch hitter in the seventh, and Atlanta stunned the Mets 6-3 the night of Sept. 23 in the finale of New York’s rough homestand.“I didn’t even want to look at him,” Wright said about Freeman, whose five RBIs matched a career high. “I already had been disgusted with him at that point.”Wright was caught on television having what appeared to be a testy conversation with the Braves’ first baseman after hitting a tying, two-out single off Brandon Cuniff in the bottom of the seventh. Wright, though, said the tiff was good-natured.But closer Jeurys Familia failed in the ninth as the NL East leaders finished 3-6 on their penultimate set at Citi Field.New York stayed 6 1/2 games in front of second-place Washington, whose 4-3 loss to Baltimore trimmed the Mets’ magic number to five for clinching the division title.“Ultimately, we’d like to play better and have that magic number shrink becasue we’re winning and not have it shrink because they’re losing,” Wright said.After a seven-game road trip on which they have a chance to clinch their first postseason berth since 2006, the Mets return home for three games against the Nationals to end the regular season.Freeman, who was out of the starting lineup to rest his right wrist, had a two-run double off reliever Addison Reed to give Atlanta 3-2 lead. Michael Bourn singled in a run against Reed after Bartolo Colon was lifted with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh.Mets manager Terry Collins brought in his closer to maintain the tie, but Familia gave up a one-out single to Cameron Maybin and walked Bourn. Freeman launched a drive deep into the left-center stands for the first homer off Familia (2-2) in 28 appearances.“The wrist has been bothering me for a couple of weeks now and it’s definitely worse,” Freeman said. “I just have to muster up and play through it and I told Skip before the game that if a big situation comes up, I’ll go up and hit.”Familia said he was feeling good out of the bullpen.“I just missed a spot and he made good contact,” Familia said. “That’s it.”Edwin Jackson (2-2) got one out for the win. Arodys Vizcaino worked the ninth for his seventh save.Colon held the Braves without a baserunner until there were two outs in the fifth, but A.J. Pierzynski and Andrelton Simmons started the seventh with singles off the 42-year-old right-hander. After an out, Maybin singled to chase Colon.Reed has not yielded a run for New York since being acquired on Aug. 30, but he’s allowed all five inherited runners to score.Colon was charged with five hits and three runs in 6 1-3 innings. He was looking to reach 15 wins for a third straight season in his 40s.Braves starter Williams Perez gave up two early runs, a homer to Daniel Murphy in the first and an RBI single to Ruben Tejada an inning later, but settled in through six.The Mets helped him out, though, stranding Yoenis Cespedes following a two-out triple in the third. Colon bunted into a double play in the fourth. “We’re not giving our pitchers much room for error,” Wright said.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Play Goal’s NxGn 2019 team on FIFA 19

first_imgThe Goal NxGn 2019 team is this week’s Featured Squad Battle in FIFA 19’s Ultimate Team mode and features players who appeared in the NxGn list in March this year.To have been included in the list, players needed to be aged 18 or younger as of the turn of the year.FIFA fans can earn up to 1,800 Squad Battle points by beating the NxGn 2019 team which is available until Monday July 8. Here’s who you’ll be up against and how they made team. Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Attackers NxGn FIFA Squad Battle AttackOn the right side of a front three is NxGn 2019 winner Jadon Sancho , whose standout season with Borussia Dortmund saw him named the best player in the NxGn 2019 list.Sancho was also rewarded with a frightening 96-rated Team of the Season card in FIFA Ultimate Team, complete with 98 pace, 95 shooting and 97 passing.On the opposite wing is Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior . The Brazilian’s second-place finish in the NxGn list and 92-rated Future Stars card means Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, who placed third in the list, is sitting on the bench.Juventus’ 72-rated Moise Kean plays as a lone striker. While the trio lack chemistry, the team has plenty of pace on the wings and Kean’s 72-rated card performs well, even though it’s only a silver.Midfielders NxGn FIFA Squad Battle MidsIn the centre of midfield are Brescia’s Sandro Tonali and Wolves’ Morgan Gibbs-White . Tonali made the NxGn list after getting his first call-up for the Italy national team and slots into the Squad Battle squad as the only defensive midfielder and the only player offering a link to fellow Serie A player Kean.Gibbs-White played 31 matches for Wolves last season and slots into the Squad Battle team providing chemistry links to fellow Premier League players elsewhere in the line-up.On the left side of midfield is Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies who was ranked No.6 on the NxGn list following his £17m ($22m) transfer from the Vancouver Whitecaps. Davies’ Future Stars card is packed with pace and has a lethal 92 shot power.Taking up the right side of midfield is Manchester City’s Phil Foden , who was ranked at No.4 on the NxGn list. While his 88-rated Future Stars card has him positioned as a CAM, by playing on the right side he provides chemistry links for Jadon Sancho in attack and Eric Garcia in defence.Defenders and Goalkeeper NxGn FIFA Squad BattleMaking up a three-man defence are Ozan Kabak, who left Stuttgart to join Schalke on Sunday, Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu and Manchester City’s Eric Garcia .Kabak was ranked at 40th in the NxGn list and impressed for Galatasaray at the start of the 2018-19 season before moving to Stuttgart for €11m (£9.5m/$12.5m) in January, and then on again to Schalke for next season. Kabak provides chemistry links for Davies in midfield and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Christian Fruchtl , who propped up NxGn 2019 at No.50.Ampadu and Garcia placed at 14th and 15th spots respectively in the NxGn list and fit into the NxGn 2019 Squad Battle team by providing chemistry links with Gibbs-White and Foden in front of them. While Ampadu’s Ultimate Scream card has 99 pace and 99 physical stats, its 63 defensive rating means the goalkeeper will likely be busy.FIFA Squad Battle NxGn Starting XIlast_img read more

Excelerate Carries Out 1000th ShiptoShip LNG Transfer

first_imgzoom US-based Excelerate Energy L.P. completed its 1000th commercial ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on August 31, 2016, in Escobar, Argentina at GNL Escobar LNG import terminal. Using Excelerate Energy’s floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Expedient and a conventional LNG carrier, 83,767 cubic meters of LNG were transferred via the double-banked LNG transfer system.To date, Excelerate has transferred over 108 million cubic meters of LNG using its STS protocol.An STS transfer of LNG operation consists of an LNG carrier mooring alongside an FSRU and transferring its cargo to the FSRU via flexible cryogenic hoses. The FSRU can provide uninterrupted regasification services throughout the entire STS LNG transfer process, providing continuous delivery of natural gas to the local market.last_img read more

MRI Unit Opens at Aberdeen Hospital

first_imgThe second of six new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units in Nova Scotia was officially opened today, Feb. 1, at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. So far, almost 200 patients have been repatriated from Capital Health and new referrals are coming from Pictou, Colchester and Cumberland counties. The hospital began the MRI service on Jan. 15. Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works, on behalf of Health Minister Chris d’Entremont, said expanding MRI capacity in Nova Scotia was a top priority for the provincial government which announced the purchase of new units in December 2004. The first new MRI unit in Yarmouth has been seeing patients since August. Kentville and Antigonish will become operational later this spring. The province has also agreed to replace two aging units in Halifax. About $12.5 million is going toward the purchase and installation of all MRI units. The funding was made possible through the 2004 First Ministers’ Meeting Accord. “We wanted Nova Scotians to be able to get this test closer to home,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “This MRI will mean patients in Pictou County needing an MRI will get this important test faster and, if needed, will be able to start treatment sooner.” The Aberdeen Hospital Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Health funded this state of the art MRI unit. The Aberdeen Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the community, fulfilled the financial commitment of 25 per cent (or $978,281) of the cost of the unit. “The mandate of the Aberdeen Hospital Foundation is to fund medical equipment, with the end goal of improving patient care,” said Elizabeth Van den Eynden, chair of the Aberdeen Hospital Foundation. “The acquisition of the MRI does just that. The foundation works collaboratively with the Pictou County Health Authority in identifying equipment needs. Our community benefits from this teamwork.”The Aberdeen Hospital Foundation was able to make the financial contribution because of the past generous contributions from the citizens of Pictou County. The funding came from income earned from the foundation’s endowment funds which have grown to more than $21 million. “It is this fund that allows the Aberdeen Hospital Foundation to act decisively when opportunities like the MRI arise,” said Ms. Van den Eynden. An MRI can make detailed three-dimensional images of the body’s soft tissues.Until now, MRI machines were located in Halifax and Sydney. “This new MRI unit means that patients from Pictou County and northern and central Nova Scotia no longer have to travel to Halifax for this important diagnostic test,” said Pat Lee, CEO, Pictou County Health Authority. “The time and costs associated with these trips could create hardships for some patients.” “The new MRI unit has also proven to be a valuable way to recruit doctors,” said Mr. Lee. “We’ve had two new MRI-trained radiologists join our staff since this unit was announced.”last_img read more

Immunizations Encouraged Before School

Helping children and families stay healthy means making sure immunizations are up-to-date. Immunization is an important way to protect children and families against serious illnesses. Vaccines lower the risk of infection and helps people develop immunity to diseases like whooping cough, measles and many others. “As September approaches, it’s important parents and guardians make sure their children’s – and their own – immunizations are up-to-date and to keep a record of them,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. “Vaccines protect you and your children, as well as those around you, from a number of serious diseases.” A health care provider can determine the necessary vaccines for children and adults to ensure their vaccines are up-to-date. Infants should receive vaccines listed in Nova Scotia’s Routine Immunization Schedule. Before starting school, children between the ages of four and six should receive a booster of Tdap-IPV vaccine to protect them against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, and polio. They may also need a second dose of MMRV vaccine to protect against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox. Youth in grade seven receive HPV, hepatitis B, meningococcal quadrivalent and Tdap vaccines at school-based clinics. Information booklets and consent forms will be provided to students early in the school year. Adults also need to be immunized to protect themselves and those around them. Maintaining high rates of vaccination helps prevent further spread and outbreaks of many diseases. Adults born in 1970 or later who have not received two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine should be immunized. Adults should also receive a booster dose against diphtheria and tetanus, and where appropriate, pertussis, every 10 years. Anyone with high-risk conditions may require additional doses and may be eligible for additional vaccines. Nova Scotians can talk to their health care provider about immunizations. Those who do not have a health care provider can call their local public health office for more information and to arrange immunizations. Vaccines outlined on Nova Scotia’s Routine Immunization Schedules for Children, Youth and Adults are provided free of charge. For more information, visit . read more

Aquaculture Mission to Norway

Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell is leading a delegation to Norway in support of Nova Scotia’s growing aquaculture sector. In addition to attending Aqua Nor 2019 in Trondheim, the world’s largest aquaculture technology trade show, the mission will introduce municipal officials to the finfish aquaculture industry and communities involved in it. The delegation will be in Norway Aug. 15 to Aug. 25. “Nova Scotia seafood is known internationally as a high-quality product which creates strong economic opportunities for Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Colwell. “This trip will help our community leaders become better informed about the potential for aquaculture development in their own communities.” Four Nova Scotia municipal representatives are attending from the districts of Lunenburg, Chester and Guysborough. The delegation is part of a broader 50-delegate Atlantic Canadian mission of industry and government representatives visiting aquaculture facilities in coastal communities and attending Aqua Nor. The Nova Scotia delegation will meet with government representatives from coastal communities that have finfish aquaculture farms to learn more about the opportunities they present for their communities. Norway is the number one producer of salmon in the world. Nova Scotia’s aquaculture sector is valued at $116 million. read more

Ouragan tempête posttropicale Dorian

Voici une mise à jour provinciale publiée le dimanche 8 septembre à 19 h. -30- Les sentiers de randonnée et les aires protégées dans la province peuvent comporter des débris et des sections emportées par les eaux. Avant de vous engager dans ces endroits, vérifiez l’état des lieux auprès des organismes responsables. Toutes les écoles publiques de la province seront fermées le lundi 9 septembre. Les décisions concernant le fonctionnement des tribunaux seront prises au cas par cas. Les citoyens qui ont une cause devant les tribunaux devraient consulter leur avocat ou téléphoner au palais de justice pour savoir si le tribunal en question siège. Environ 265 000 clients de Nova Scotia Power n’ont pas d’électricité. Des équipes travaillent partout dans la province pour rétablir le service. On demande aux gens de faire preuve de patience, car les véhicules d’urgence ont la priorité aux postes d’essence. Les autorités encouragent les Néo-Écossais à rester chez eux et à ne pas prendre la route; il y a eu des cas où des files d’attente pour le service au volant ont nuit aux véhicules d’urgence. On demande aux résidents d’appeler le 211 pour trouver le centre de réconfort le plus près de chez eux et le 311 pour connaître les centres de réconfort dans la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax; ils peuvent aussi aller à l’adresse read more

Crane Removal Update

Government continues to move forward with the project to remove a fallen crane in the interest of public safety. Today, Sept. 23, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal is hiring two companies to advance the work as soon as possible. Harbourside Engineering Consultants and R&D Crane Operator Limited and their subcontractors will also receive protection against claims of damage that may result from their work to remove the crane. With the complexity of the project, estimated timelines and approach will likely be revised as work begins. Once the project is complete, government will make every effort to recover its cost. the crane collapsed during Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 7 on a building on South Park Street in Halifax government declared a localized state of emergency at the site where the crane rests on Sept. 18. It remains in effect for 14 days unless government ends or extends it. the localized emergency area is defined as the city block within the boundaries of South Park Street, and bordered by Brenton Street, Brenton Place and Spring Garden Road Halifax Fire and Emergency Services is responsible for the evacuation order affecting residential and business tenants Quick Facts: -30- read more

Excellence in Literacy Recognized

the Council of the Federation Literacy Award was established in 2004 by Canada’s Premiers every year, Sept. 8 is proclaimed as International Literacy Day 13 awards are presented annually, one for each province and territory 374 adults received their GED in 2018 the award is presented annually to an adult learner who demonstrates outstanding achievements in literacy and makes a significant contribution to their school, workplace or community in 2017, government eliminated the fee to take the GED test in the province to help even more adult learners continue their studies or connect to the workforce Quotes: It is the greatest feeling to know, at my age, I was accomplishing something I never thought I could or would do. I am proud of my accomplishment and in my increased literacy skills. It was not easy, but it was worth it. Danita Curwin, 2019 Nova Scotia Council of the Federation Literacy Award recipient Quick Facts: Danita Curwin is setting a positive example for her grandchildren, while making a difference in the Porters Lake community. Ms. Curwin is this year’s recipient of the Nova Scotia Council of the Federation Literacy Award. Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis, on behalf of Premier Stephen McNeil, presented her with the award at a ceremony today, Oct. 4. “Through literacy, we all have the chance to create our own opportunities, pursue meaningful careers and contribute to our communities,” said Mr. Kousoulis. “Danita’s journey is an inspiration to all adult learners. I admire her strength and resilience and congratulate her on this success.” Ms. Curwin’s world was changed after losing her son in Afghanistan and her husband to illness. Throughout this difficult time, she continued to care for her family and started volunteering at a school in her community. It then became her personal goal to obtain her General Educational Development (GED). Ms. Curwin passed all five tests and obtained her GED certificate in March with the help of the Eastern Shore Musquodoboit Valley Literacy Network. She is currently working as an education program assistant and is volunteering as a tutor for other adult learners. -30- Additional Resources: Read more about Danita’s story: To learn more about the Council of the Federation Literacy Award, visit: For more information about Nova Scotia Adult Learning, visit: To read more about the Eastern Shore Musquodoboit Valley Literacy Network, visit: Danita is a model adult learner and always strives to reach her full potential. She is active in her community and is dedicated to learning and trying new things. She will be an amazing asset to the learning community and children’s education system. Justin Legere, adult education instructor, Eastern Shore Musquodoboit Valley Literacy Network read more

Aarey 29 protesters released from jail Sec 144 relaxed

Mumbai: All 29 protesters, arrested for allegedly obstructing and assaulting police personnel during felling of trees at the Aarey Colony here, have been released from jail after being granted bail, officials said on Monday. Mumbai Police have also relaxed prohibitory orders imposed in the Aarey Colony and its surrounding areas. A court here on Sunday ordered the release of protesters on certain conditions, including production of personal surety of Rs 7,000 and assurance that they would not take part in protests. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Following the court order, 24 of the protesters, lodged in Thane Central Jail, were released in the wee hours of Monday, a police official said. Beside, five women protesters, who were lodged in the Byculla Jail here, were also set free after completion of the legal formalities, he said. The arrests were made on Friday and Saturday after clashes broke out between the police and green activists opposing axing of trees by Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) in the Aarey Colony. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Meanwhile, the police also relaxed prohibitory orders, imposed under Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) Section 144 in Aarey Colony and surrounding areas, another official said. “We have not lifted Section 144 completely, but relaxed it, allowing residents of the area to enter or move out. But, action will be taken if we find any unlawful assembly or anyone breaking law in Aarey,” Mumbai Police spokesperson Pranay Ashok said. The police imposed Section 144 in the area on Saturday, following protests by activists against the felling of trees in the green zone to make way for a Metro car shed. In a related development, the Supreme Court on Monday restrained authorities from cutting anymore trees in the area. A special bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Ashok Bhushan said it will have to examine the entire thing and posted the matter for hearing on October 21 before its forest bench. The apex court directed that if anybody is still under arrest for protesting the cutting of trees, they should be released forthwith on furnishing of personal bonds. During the hearing, the Maharashtra government told the bench that all those arrested for protesting against cutting of trees in Aarey have been released. read more

No foreign firm submits bid for Central Vista revamp project

New Delhi: According to official sources, no foreign firm has submitted a consultancy bid for architectural and engineering planning of the Centre’s ambitious plan to redevelop Central Vista, Parliament and develop a common Central Secretariat. Sources in the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said that six Indian architectural firms have submitted bids for the project being executed by the Central Public Works Department. On September 2, the ministry had invited request for proposal (RFP) from national and international design and planning firms for the Modi government’s ambitious project. The last date of submitting bids was September 30. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework”We were also expecting foreign architectural firms to submit bids as it is a very big project of the central government. However, no international firm has submitted bids for it,” the sources said. There was no immediate reaction available from the Central Public Works Department. A committee of experts will now evaluate the technical proposals submitted by firms. Financial proposals of only those bidders qualifying in the technical proposal will be opened. The government has so far not publicly shared the estimated cost of its project. According to the plan, the government would redevelop the 3 km-stretch of the Central Vista spanning from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate. The ministry said the entire project will be completed by 2024. read more

HSBC planning to cut 10000 more posts Financial Times

Hong Kong: HSBC is planning to lay off up to 10,000 staff, a report said Monday, just weeks after its chief executive stepped down and announced the axing 4,000 posts citing a weak global outlook. The latest cuts mostly in high-paid roles are part of a fresh cost-cutting drive by new boss Noel Quinn as the banking titan struggles to adjust to falling interest rates, Brexit and the long-running trade war, the Financial Times reported. “We’ve known for years that we need to do something about our cost base, the largest component of which is people — now we are finally grasping the nettle,” the paper quoted an unnamed source as saying. “There’s some very hard modelling going on. We are asking why we have so many people in Europe when we’ve got double-digit returns in parts of Asia.” The London-headquartered bank last month announced the shock exit of CEO John Flint after just 18 months in the hot seat but gave no reason for the decision. At the same time it revealed it would axe two percent of its global workforce, or roughly 4,000 mostly management jobs, in a new restructuring aimed at weathering the global turmoil. Still, its reported first-half net profit rose 18.6 per cent on-year to USD 8.5 billion. It is due to report third-quarter earnings at the end of October. The cost-cutting drive is in line with other lenders who are battling global headwinds. US banks including JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have lowered their 2019 profit forecasts tied to interest rates as central banks around the world loosen monetary policy in response to a weakening global growth outlook. Lower interest rates mean less profit on loans made by the banks, especially if they have offered higher returns on deposits to attract customers. And last month Germany’s second-largest lender Commerzbank said it plans to cut the equivalent of 4,300 full-time posts – a tenth of its workforce — and shut 200 branches as it restructures. Deutsche Bank has announced 18,000 job cuts and France’s Societe Generale 1,600. read more

Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells oxygen

Stockholm: US researchers William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza and Britain’s Peter Ratcliffe on Monday shared the Nobel Medicine Prize for discoveries on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability, the Nobel Assembly said. “They established the basis for our understanding of how oxygen levels affect cellular metabolism and physiological function,” the jury said. Their research has “paved the way for promising new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and many other diseases.” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The jury said the trio had identified molecular machinery that regulates the activity of genes in response to varying levels of oxygen, which is central to a large number of diseases. “Intense ongoing efforts in academic laboratories and pharmaceutical companies are now focused on developing drugs that can interfere with different disease states by either activating, or blocking, the oxygen-sensing machinery,” the jury said. Kaelin works at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the US, while Semenza is director of the Vascular Research Program at the John Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Ratcliffe is director of clinical research at the Francis Crick Institute in London, and director of the Target Discovery Institute in Oxford. The three will share the Nobel prize sum of nine million Swedish kronor (about USD 914,000). They will receive their prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a formal ceremony in Stockholm on December 10, the anniversary of the 1896 death of scientist Alfred Nobel who created the prizes in his last will and testament. Last year, the honour went to immunologists James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, for figuring out how to release the immune system’s brakes to allow it to attack cancer cells more efficiently. The winners of this year’s Physics Prize will be revealed on Tuesday, followed by the Chemistry Prize on Wednesday. The Literature Prize will be announced on Thursday, with two laureates to be crowned after a sexual harassment scandal forced the Swedish Academy to postpone the 2018 award, for the first time in 70 years. The Peace Prize will follow on Friday, with bookies predicting a win for Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on betting sites such as Ladbrokes. The Economics Prize will wrap up the Nobel prize season on Monday, October 14. read more


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Twitter Login/Register With: SMALLVILLE’S LOIS AND CLARK REUNITE! ERICA DURANCE JOINS TOM WELLING IN ARROWVERSE ‘CRISIS’ CROSSOVERLois and Clark are rising, with the news that Erica Durance will join Smallville co-star Tom Welling in the Arrowverse‘s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover.TVLine has learned that Durance is on board to reprise her role as Lois Lane, guest-starring in multiple episodes of the five-part event. As mentioned with Thursday’s announcement that Tom Welling will play Clark Kent in the crossover, viewers will see where these characters are almost 10 years after Smallville ended. READ MOREERICA DURANCE TO REPRISE ‘SMALLVILLE’ LOIS LANE ROLE IN ARROWVERSE CROSSOVER ON THE CWErica Durance is joining her Smallville co-star Tom Welling in the CW’s upcoming DC Arrowverse crossover. She will be reprising her role as Lois Lane in multiple episodes of the five-night event. Advertisement The crossover will reveal where Weeling’s Clark Kent and Durance’s Lois Lane characters are almost 10 years after Smallville. While the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover will feature multiple versions of Clark Kent/Superman in different time frames, played by Welling, Tyler Hoechlin and Brandon Routh, I hear there are no plans for multiple incarnations of Lois Lane played by actresses who had previously portrayed her, like Teri Hatcher. READ MORE Tom Welling as SupermanTOM WELLING SUITS UP AS SUPERMAN FOR ‘CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS’ IN NEW IMAGESmallville star Tom Welling suits up as Superman for The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event in a cool new piece of fan art.Earlier this week, The CW announced that Smallville star Tom Welling is returning as Superman for the five-part Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, the network’s adaptation of the game-changing DC Comics storyline by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. Now, digital artist spdrmnkyxxiii has shared artwork that reveals what Tom Welling could look like as Superman for Crisis on Infinite Earths. READ MORE Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Erica Durance and Tom Welling (WBTV) Advertisement Advertisement read more

Pure Storage is still hunting in the storage market the competition is

AUSTIN — Despite a mixed-bag of a second quarter that ended with the departure of the company’s chief financial officer, in addition to a crowded storage market that features multiple legacy heavy hitters, Charles Giancarlo is bullish about the future of Pure Storage. “We’ve developed a sales marketing operation that is very competitive, and in American slang, we call them hunters,” the chief executive officer for Pure Storage told reporters at the company’s Accelerate event Monday. “In a more mature organization you set up a sales force that largely continues to sell into your install base.” Those mature organizations, such as Dell and HPE, Giancarlo indicated, are “milking” an enterprise storage market that has remained largely stagnant when it comes to growth. IDC’s first 2019 quarter enterprise storage tracker numbers revealed a flat storage revenue market, slipping 0.6 per cent year-over-year to US$13.37 billion. Pure Storage in the meantime experienced a 22.4 per cent and 28 per cent year-over-year revenue growth in Q1 and Q2, respectively. “Most storage vendors have not been investing in that market. I think it’s held storage back in terms of innovation, held it back in terms of performance and overall growth,” he added. But there was more to the afternoon than a steady stream of Giancarlo dunks on storage competitors, and while the announcements that preceded the CEO’s time on stage weren’t groundbreaking – it was also absent of any significant update regarding the acquisition of Compuverde – they left no doubt in anybody’s mind as to where the pure flash vendor’s priorities are. Cloud data services Pure Storage announced the general availability of Cloud Block Store for AWS. Previously in beta, the new cloud data service allows customers to run Pure arrays in AWS and move the data between multiple clouds and local hardware. “A couple of years ago, a lot of customers talked about going all in on cloud, but that’s really been abated,” said Matt Kixmoeller, Pure Storage’s vice-president of strategy. “Folks have realized there’s a value to on-prem and a value to the cloud and that they both achieve different things. Customers are now looking for integration between these two worlds.” Kixmoeller suggested competitors that went down a similar path in recent years didn’t actually put in the same work. They simply “took their arrays and put them in collocation data centres that were connected to the cloud using things like DirectNet.” This isn’t real cloud, he indicated, and comes with added latency. Cloud Block Store for AWS is available as a subscription service through Pure Storage and its channel partners. It can also be found through the AWS marketplace. CloudSnap, a key backup component of Pure’s cloud vision, is now available for Microsoft Azure. The service first launched with AWS last November and is now generally available. Pure Storage also announced VM Analytics Pro, a new feature bundle offered within Pure1 that helps customers gain insights within VM environments much faster. New FlashArray for Tier 2 data Complementing FlashBlade – Pure Storage’s scale-out storage for infrastructure that disaggregates compute, networking, and data storage – is FlashArray C, described by Kixmoeller as the industry’s “first capacity-optimized all-flash array.” It’s just another FlashArray – and is now generally available – but can manage different flash code. It provides customers with a more compelling option when they’re looking for something to manage secondary storage workloads, unlike other hybrid storage offers, which are still often in the form of disk-based solutions. “Instead of having many many Tier 2 arrays, they can have a much more consolidated, all-flash experience,” explained Kixmoeller. It’s not a conference unless you talk about AI Built on Pure Storage’s file and object system, FlashBlade, and its joint AI-Ready Infrastructure (AIRI ) offering with NVIDIA, the AI Data Hub is the storage vendor’s re-designed end-to-end AI solution. It basically helps enterprises fast-track their way to gaining better insights and build new solutions much faster. “It’s less of a rebrand, and more of a re-architecture,” said Rob Lee, Pure Storage’s vice-president and chief architect. The idea is to decentralize the back end processes involved with building new solutions, remove the traditional analytics infrastructure that’s in place and get data scientists working on what actually matters. Lee used the development of autonomous cars as an example. In this case, a group of people will drive the cars around, document those trips with video, then return back to base so data scientists can scrub the videos and gain insights from those trips. “It turns out that 99 per cent of the video isn’t interesting, because human drivers don’t like getting into accidents. If you’re trying to train a self-driving car, you’re searching for those two to three seconds where a ball bounces across a street,” he explained. It’s those few seconds of footage that ultimately help an autonomous vehicle learn about what to do when an obstacle suddenly appears on the road. And getting data scientists to identify those few seconds faster is the end goal. From one decade to the next This year’s Accelerate event is a graduation event, said Kixmoeller “We’re graduating from Pure’s first decade and heading into the next one,” he said. “That first decade was all about perfecting flash storage arrays.” So what’s in store for the next decade? According to Kixmoeller and the rest of Pure Storage, a lot of heads in the cloud, and lots of automation. “If you look at the data growth we’re all experiencing, without the admin team growth, AI is not a luxury that automates the environment, it’s a necessity.” *Alex Coop’s travel and hotel accommodations for the Accelerate event were covered by Pure Storage. The vendor did not review this article prior to publication. This section is powered by IT World Canada. ITWC covers the enterprise IT spectrum, providing news and information for IT professionals aiming to succeed in the Canadian market. read more

Sports Stars Join More Than 100 Youth From Across The Nation At

Laureus USA gathered sports industry leaders, nonprofit executives, athletes and youth in Los Angeles for the Laureus Youth Leadership Summit presented by ESPN and The Allstate Foundation.The Summit was hosted by nonprofit Laureus USA to explore how sport can be a powerful tool for developing leadership skills, and featured speakers including Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Johnson, Olympic legend and Laureus USA Board Chairman Edwin Moses, Olympic Gold Medalist and Laureus USA CEO Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Olympic Gold Medalist Angela Hucles and Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, among others. Also in attendance were Olympic rower Anita DeFrantz and Olympic volleyball star and model Kimberly Glass.The Summit championed youth voices by providing a platform for them to connect with leaders and professional athletes and share insights on how to best design youth-serving programs. In turn, leaders had a chance to share best practices on leadership with youth. Laureus invited more than a dozen youth from the Sport for Good programs that it funds in Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta and New York City. Additional youth are from LA-area programs focused on developing young leaders through sport.“There is a critical lack of diversity among leaders of today and we believe sport can help bridge this gap by empowering people from all backgrounds to develop the knowledge and confidence they need to emerge as leaders,” said Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, CEO of Laureus USA and Olympic Gold Medalist in Track and Field. “Nearly 75% of youth in Laureus-supported programs show increased leadership skills, including the abilities to organize, plan and make decisions and we are proud to help inspire the leaders of tomorrow.”The two-day conference is a unique opportunity for youth, athletes and cross-sector executives to learn from one another. The goal of the Laureus Youth Leadership Summit is to empower youth to represent views of their peers, and identify how youth-serving programs can better integrate leadership development into their curriculums.Among the highlights of Day One were:Opening Keynote: Michael Johnson- Defining Youth Leadership through SportPanel discussion – Why Youth Leadership through Sport?“Mini TED Talks” – Successful Youth Leadership Platforms in SportLaureus Youth Council – Including Youth in Programming Development and GrowthAthletes Leading the Way –Angles Hucles, Ibtihaj Muhammad and Edwin Moses Advice to Young LeadersDay Two featured workshops to help further develop youth’s leadership skills while also providing a platform for collecting and incorporating feedback into future Laureus USA programs.Presented by ESPN and the Allstate Foundation, the Laureus Youth Leadership Summit coincided with the Sports Humanitarian Awards on July 8 which honored athletes, teams, nonprofits and corporations using sport to make a positive impact on society.The Laureus Youth Leadership Summit was held at The Conga Room at LA Live. Many LA professional teams came together to sponsor and support this event: the LA Dodgers Foundation, LAFC, LA Lakers, Anahiem Ducks, LA Clippers, LA Rams and LA Kings Additional sponsors included Nickelodeon, the NFL and MUFG Union Bank which also invited incoming and graduate students from their student-run bank branches in Los Angeles. read more

Your Chance To Meet Stella McCartney and Sit Front Row at her

Here’s your chance to meet Stella McCartney and sit front row at her Paris Fashion Week Show.Meet Stella McCartney and Sit Front Row at her Paris Fashion Week has launched a new celebrity charity sweepstakes that could see you jetting to France for this amazing opportunity – and all you have to do to enter is donate to charity. The more you donate, the more chances you have to win.To celebrate Stella’s new Beatles-inspired collection, you’re heading to Paris to experience all the excitement and gorgeous clothes Fashion Week is known for. Rocking a brand new Stella McCartney outfit, you’ll sit front row at her show and even join the revolutionary designer backstage for a toast. And since Stella’s ‘All Together Now’ collection is all about the power of music, you’ll go home with an exclusive box set of some of her and collaborator Billie Eilish’s favorite albums. Flights, hotel in Paris and front row seats included for you and a guest!Your donation will make a difference by creating a more sustainable future for all. Funds raised from this experience will be distributed through Charities Aid Foundation of America [CAFA, a 501c3 public charity] to causes aligned with Stella McCartney’s mission to educate, share knowledge, and change the way the next generation of designers and fashion professionals learn about and embrace sustainable practices.To find out more or to enter, visit read more

Bryan Adams Performs At Prostate Cancer Foundation Annual Gala in the Hamptons

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Annual Gala in the Hamptons took place at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY.Bryan Adams performing at PCF Annual Gala in the HamptonsCredit/Copyright: Patrick McMullanThe summer benefit supported the 15th Annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament and celebrated over $788 million raised in the past quarter-century for prostate cancer research. Founder Michael Milken and The Gala in the Hamptons weekend hosts and sponsors welcomed guests to enjoy, engage and be entertained while helping to fund the next groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research.Notable attendees included: Michael Milken, U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy, Stewart Rahr, Rob Citrone, Tom Lee, Roger and Roxann Taylor, Tom and Gretchen Jordan, Arthur Becker, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Artie Rabin, Leon and Leesa Wagner, Howard Lutnick, Cliff and Barbara Sobel, Michael and Margie Loeb, David and Sybil Yurman, Larry Leeds and Lauren Vernon, Jeff and Mei Sze Greene, Andrew and Monica Weinberg, Justin and Lauran Tuck, Tiffany Trump, Dr. Jonathan and Plum Simons, Chris and Renee Liddell, Christine Jones, Ted Virtue, John Lloyd, Nicki Rabin, David Rabin, James Coleman, Nouriel Roubini, Alison & Jay Bernstein, Glenn and Jenifer Myles, Peter Brant, Jr. and Harry Brant. Tennis professionals: Denys Molchanov, Treat Huey, Scott Lipsky, Daniel Nestor, Alex Bogomolov, Jr., Cyril Saulnier, Robert Kendrick, Jared Palmer, Rick Leach, Amer Delic, Chris Haggard and Ashley Fisher.Opening the evening’s benefit dinner, Michael Milken asked a series of icebreaking questions covering topics discussed during the weekend’s festivities which created a relaxed atmosphere and gradually eased attendees into the evening ahead of them. He followed with a special thank you to guests for their consistent support and commitment to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Every year, the PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament raises awareness of prostate cancer and supports the foundation’s efforts to eradicate the disease that strikes one in nine American men. PCF’s President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jonathan W. Simons touched on the progress made through their life-changing research. Immunologist and Nobel laureate, Dr. James P. Allison, dazzled the crowd with an impromptu harmonica performance.Dinner started with grilled peach salad with baby arugula, frisée, goat cheese truffles, balsamic honey citrus dressing. The entrée was a duo of sea salt and spice crusted Montauk striped bass Provençal and herb crusted grilled chicken with shallot mustard butter, which was served with Beneforté super broccoli. Dessert was a trio of death by chocolate boxes, fresh berries with cream, key lime cheesecake lollipop with graham cracker crust.Every year, the Gala in the Hamptons encourages support from long-time donors, amateur athletes, and new relationships. Celebrating everyone’s efforts, Grammy award winning musician Bryan Adams performed at the lavish dinner party and ended the night in high spirits on the dance floor. read more