Gorakhpur tragedy: CM Adityanath raised caution flag during previous visits

first_imgUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his Ministers have claimed that officials did not discuss the crisis in oxygen supply during his visit to the BRD medical college hospital in Gorakhpur on August 9.While the minute details of his interaction with the doctors there are unknown, during his visit Mr. Adityanath inspected the Japanese Encephalitis/Acute Encephalitis Syndrome ward.Mr. Adityanath had also cautioned doctors that no patient should die due to lack of medical care. “He instructed doctors that patients should receive better treatment and no patient should die due to lack of medical care [upchaar ka abhaav],” said the government statement issued on Wednesday evening.Nine children died in the hospital that day, including two in the AES ward. Twenty-one children died on August 7 and 8, including five in the AES ward, prior to his visit.The figure took a big jump on August 10 when 23 children died. The government admitted that the supply of oxygen was interrupted on the night of August 10 but stressed that no deaths were caused due to this or during the period when oxygen supply was hit.Inspections conductedOn Wednesday, Mr. Adityanath conducted a bed-to-bed inspection of the wards, unveiled a 10-BED ICU and six-bed CCI wards. He also inaugurated a CCU ward for critical children affected by JE and AES.According to the government, Mr. Adityanath had also inspected the emergency ward, infant ward, and ICU and checked on the availability of medicines.Mr. Adityanath later conducted a review meeting with health officials and doctors from Gorakpur and Basti divisions. Incidentally, he had made another visit to the hospital on July 9.last_img read more

Olympics hockey: We lost belief in ourselves, says India coach Nobbs

first_imgIndian hockey team went down 1-4 to South Korea in what was their fourth loss in a row. Reason enough for chief coach Michael Nobbs to feel dejected and disappointed.In an online interview with Mail Today Sports Editor S. Kannan, Nobbs minces no words on India’s poor show at the London Olympics.Q. How would you sum up the team’s performance till now?Nobbs: Very disappointing maybe the first three games have taken their toll on our ability to believe in ourselves.Q. You had talked of the first three matches being tough, but does a huge loss to South Korea also hurt?Nobbs: Yes we played well for the first 50 minutes of the game and let ourselves down by not taking our chances either in front of goals or from the penalty corner area.Q. Then role played by Sandeep Singh seems dubious. Is it pressure or something unusual that he is unable to convert the penalty corners?Nobbs: Well it looks like he may have succumbed to the pressure as up until this he had a 82% success rate and now some of his corners almost fail to make the goal line as what happened again today.Q. How do you think you can lift the morale of the team in such a bleak scenario?Nobbs: We can only keep working on what we do, these are supposed to be international players, our young players are playing well and don’t have that fear. I think we really need to remember that even though it hasn’t been any performance that I would find acceptable we haven’t been at this level for 8 years and we have had a good season so far up until this tournament. We will still need to make changes and bring more of your youth into the program if we are to get better.advertisementlast_img read more

Antetokounmpo unleashed as Bucks take commanding 3-1 lead over Celtics

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after making a basket and drawing a foul as Boston Celtics’ Marcus Morris (13) turns away during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — When Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter of a tie game, the Boston Celtics sensed a chance to pull away.Instead, Milwaukee took control.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ “It’s always hard to take out Giannis; let’s start there. But at the end of the day, we are conscious of trying to keep him fresh,” Budenholzer said. “It’s hard to find the words (for) what he does for our team, both ends of the court. He’s special, but he’s very hungry. He wants more, and he’s playing that way.”The Bucks have won three straight since losing the opener of the best-of-seven series at home and can eliminate the Celtics in Game 5 at home on Wednesday night. They have not reached the East finals since the ’01 team of Ray Allen and Glenn Robinson fell to Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson and Dikembe Mutombo in seven games.“Good players, when they have an opportunity like this, they don’t waste it,” Antetokounmpo said. “At the end of the day, I’ve got to do whatever it takes to help my team win.”SUMMER TIMEIn what might be his last home game for the Celtics, Kyrie Irving scored 23 points with 10 assists. But he was 7 for 22 from the floor, including 1 for 7 from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments LATEST STORIES Of the game, and the series.Antetokounmpo watched the Bucks bench open a double-digit lead, then returned with a dominating fourth quarter to finish with 39 points and 16 rebounds as Milwaukee beat Boston 113-101 on Monday night to move one win from its first trip to the Eastern Conference finals since 2001.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“If we’re honest with you, when Giannis and Khris (Middleton) go to the bench, you’re concerned,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said after his reserves outscored Boston’s 32-7 in the game and turned a 59-all tie into a 78-68 lead. “But you have confidence that that group can play.”George Hill scored 15 points — nine in the third quarter — and Pat Connaughton had nine points and 10 rebounds off the bench for Milwaukee, which outscored Boston’s bench 42-16 in Game 3. After sitting out the last 8:18 of the third quarter, Antetokounmpo scored 17 points with seven rebounds in the fourth to help the Bucks pull away. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Beer fear: Japan urged to stock up for Rugby World Cup “Yeah that was killer,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “Their bench comes in, they’ve had no dropoff. Connaughton’s been excellent. George Hill’s been absolutely tremendous.”TIP-INSMilwaukee has won four straight road playoff games. … Marcus Smart, who has been out since tearing a muscle in his side during the second-to-last game of the regular season, played 15 minutes and scored three points, making 1 of 7 attempts from 3-point range. … It was Antetokounmpo’s eighth career 30-point playoff game, tying Marques Johnson for second in franchise history.UP NEXTGame 5 is Wednesday in Milwaukee.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Who cares? I’m a basketball player,” said the six-time All-Star, who can become a free agent this summer. “I’m trying to do it all. For me, the 22 shots — I should have shot 30.”After leading all scorers with 26 points in Boston’s Game 1 blowout, Irving has made 19 of 62 shots and just 4 of 20 from 3-point range. He left the court with a few seconds remaining on the clock; many in the crowd had already headed for the exits, but a lone fan shouted at Irving, “Don’t leave!”“I know probably to the outside world we probably don’t stand much of a chance,” Celtics Center Al Horford, who scored 20. “We’re at a low point as a group, I guess that’s the reality. We’ll have to bring that fight to them on Wednesday.”DIFFERENT YEARSBoston beat Milwaukee in seven games in the first round last year and went on to lose to LeBron James and the Cavaliers in seven games in last year’s conference finals. They will have to win three straight — two of them on the road — to return.“I know probably to the outside world we probably don’t stand much of a chance,” said Celtics Center Al Horford, who scored 20. “We’re at a low point as a group, I guess that’s the reality. We’ll have to bring that fight to them on Wednesday.”Marcus Morris Sr. scored 18 with 14 rebounds, and Jayson Tatum had 17 points and 10 boards for Boston.EARLY RUNSBoston led by as many as 11 points before Connaughton made a long 3 at the first-quarter buzzer to make it 30-22. With about five minutes left in the second, the Bucks scored eight straight points to tie it.Boston led 67-65 before Milwaukee scored 13 of the next 14 points — seven of them by Hill, and all of them with Antetokounmpo on the bench — to open a double-digit lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Tottenham Hotspur Goalkeeper Undergoes Elbow Surgery, On Course to Return Early Next Year

first_img footballhugo llorisPremier LeagueTottenham Hotspur First Published: November 7, 2019, 6:35 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. London: Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has had surgery on his elbow injury and remains on course to return early in the New Year, the club announced on Thursday.The 32-year-old goalkeeper, who captained France to World Cup glory last year, suffered a dislocation to the joint when he landed awkwardly on his left arm early in the 3-0 defeat at Brighton on October 5. The club were monitoring the problem but after specialists said his elbow remained “unstable”, Lloris was put under the knife.The surgery is not expected to lengthen his recovery time, with the club saying he is due to return to training early next year.”Following further clinical testing and examination, Hugo Lloris has now undergone surgery on his left elbow,” Spurs said in a statement on their website.Following further clinical testing and examination, Hugo Lloris has now undergone surgery on his left elbow.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 7, 2019″The France goalkeeper dislocated his elbow and sustained ligament damage during our Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion last month.”Surgery was advised after further reviews by specialists found the elbow remained unstable.”Our club captain remains on course to return to training in the early part of next year.” last_img read more

Ceballos double does the job for Madrid

first_imgDeportivo Alaves 1 Real Madrid 2: Ceballos off the mark as champions bounce back Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 00:10 24/9/2017 DaniCeballos - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid edged to victory at Deportivo Alaves despite an unconvincing performance, with Dani Ceballos the two-goal hero. Dani Ceballos scored his first Real Madrid goals on his full debut as the LaLiga champions responded to their shock midweek defeat with a much-needed 2-1 win at Deportivo Alaves.Madrid’s stuttering start to their domestic title defence continued with a 1-0 reverse against Real Betis at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, but Zinedine Zidane’s side have so far performed better away from home this term and that again proved to be the case in the Basque Country.Cristiano Ronaldo started his second game of the week – despite a looming Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund – but Madrid’s hero was Ceballos, who netted the opener and then provided a quick response to Manu Garcia’s 40th-minute equaliser. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing That was Alaves’ first goal of the campaign and the second could well have arrived here as they twice hit the woodwork in the second half, contributing to a nervy finish for Zidane’s men.Ronaldo and his team-mates were similarly profligate at the other end – also twice striking the post – but their failings ultimately mattered little as Madrid moved back to within four points of rivals and league leaders Barcelona, who play at Girona later on Saturday.FT: @Alaves 1-2 #RealMadrid (Manu 40′; @DaniCeballos46 10′, 43′).#RMLiga pic.twitter.com/b1Zhw3VJhu— Real Madrid C.F.🇬🇧 (@realmadriden) September 23, 2017With a raucous crowd feeding off Madrid’s early nervousness, Alaves started on the front foot and Keylor Navas was required to parry clear after a corner was flicked towards his near post.But Ceballos soon eased the pressure on the visitors with the opener, wriggling out of a challenge with Ibai Gomez in the area to slide a finish inside the left-hand post.Madrid quickly rediscovered their swagger and Lucas Vazquez should have added a second as he turned Marco Asensio’s pinpoint cross over the top from close range, before Ronaldo missed the target and Nacho drew a smart stop from Fernando Pacheco.A Madrid side missing the injured Marcelo at left-back then conceded the equaliser from that flank as Munir El Haddadi’s centre invited Alaves captain Manu Garcia to send a thunderous header into the top-right corner.However, the hosts were level for only three minutes. Pacheco came to challenge Ronaldo for a deep cross and succeeded only in knocking the ball into Ceballos’ path for a low, sweeping finish.10′ @DaniCeballos4643′ @DaniCeballos46#RMLiga pic.twitter.com/iPCkcdg2sv— Real Madrid C.F.🇬🇧 (@realmadriden) September 23, 2017Ronaldo clipped the outside of the post with a snapshot shortly after half-time and Isco then opted against presenting the Portugal forward with a clear opening as he bore down on goal, instead going alone and shooting at the legs of Pacheco.A determined Ronaldo hit the upright again with a wonderful curling strike, before a rare attack at the other end saw Alaves likewise hit the woodwork as Alfonso Pedraza’s shot deflected beyond Navas and against the crossbar.Sergio Ramos unbelievably blazed over a gaping goal when Pacheco spilled the ball at his feet and it looked as though he and Madrid might pay the price for that miss when Pedraza ran through moments later.But the Alaves substitute’s stab under Navas bounced away off the frame of the goal again and Madrid escaped with the points. Key Opta facts:- Real Madrid have equalled the best LaLiga run of consecutive away wins, set by Barcelona between May 2010 and February 2011 (12).- Cristiano Ronaldo had 18 shots (including blocks) in LaLiga, the most for a player without scoring this season.- Ronaldo hit the woodwoork twice in a single Real Madrid game for the third time in all comps after Riazor 2016 (Liga) & Balaidos 2017 (Copa).- Eleven different players have scored for Real Madrid this season, the most for a LaLiga side in all competitions read morelast_img read more

Manchester City’s refusal to pay above the odds is hurting Pep Guardiola

first_imgJohn Stones comment Pep Guardiola Except now Guardiola has only Otamendi as a frontline centre-back and he can be shaky, as the mistake that gifted Norwich what proved their winner on Saturday showed.Factor in how Vincent Kompany’s departure in May had caused Guardiola to target a replacement and the policy not to recruit one appears suspect and has backfired. The manager’s primary target was Harry Maguire but City’s refusal to pay Leicester’s £80m asking price did not shift. The champions valued Maguire at no higher than £65m and so lost out to Manchester United, who did meet the fee.This is reminiscent of how City would not pay Southampton the desired £75m for Virgil van Dijk, which allowed him to move to Liverpool in January 2018. Given how the Dutchman has been key in the emergence of Jürgen Klopp’s team as title contenders and in last season’s Champions League triumph, City and Guardiola must surely regret not meeting Southampton’s demand.Stones’s injury will surely cause the Catalan to press the hierarchy to recruit a centre-back in January. When he wanted one in the summer Guardiola – strangely – ended up with a full-back, João Cancelo. The Portuguese has played one minute for City, suggesting his position was not a priority.A key managerial mantra runs: “Strengthen from a position of strength.” For some reason, the domestic treble winners failed to adhere to this at centre-back. It could prove costly as they seek to defend the Premier League title and claim a first Champions League crown. Manchester City Sportblog Read more Share on LinkedIn Topics Share on Twittercenter_img Share via Email Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Teemu Pukki strikes again to seal Norwich’s shock win over Man City Share on Facebook Share on Messenger John Stones’s thigh injury makes Manchester City’s failure to sign a centre-back in the summer all the more conspicuous. Even before the 25-year-old was ruled out for up to six weeks with a problem suffered in training on Tuesday, Pep Guardiola had difficulty concealing frustration when asked about strengthening the position during the winter window.The question was posed on Friday because the manager had confirmed his defensive linchpin, Aymeric Laporte, would be unavailable until the spring because of a damaged knee. After attempting to dismiss the signing of a stop-gap for Laporte in January as media speculation, Guardiola revealed his true feelings. “But we could not invest in this situation in the summer, we cannot do it in winter,” he said. “That’s why we are going to wait with the players we have, with the two central defenders,” meaning Stones and Nicolás Otamendi.last_img read more

10 months agoLille join growing interest for Chelsea fullback Baba

first_imgLille join growing interest for Chelsea fullback Bababy Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe interest in Chelsea fullback Abdul Rahman Baba is growing.With Schalke cutting short Baba’s loan six months early, the Ghana international is fielding new offers from across Europe.Chelsea are happy for Baba to move out on a temporary deal again this month.And Revier Sport says Lille are the latest club to express interest in a loan deal.Baba has also attracted enquiries from Villarreal and Girona in recent days. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

No Fallout in Tourism from State of Emergency – Dyer

first_imgStory Highlights “The same set of tourists who are here now, when they go back, are going to help us because they are going to report that they have not seen anything different. And I am sure we are going to see some drastic reduction in murders in St. James over the next few days, few weeks,” he said. Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Godfrey Dyer, says he does not expect any fallout in tourist arrivals from the State of Public Emergency in St. James. Chairman of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Godfrey Dyer, says he does not expect any fallout in tourist arrivals from the State of Public Emergency in St. James.He said that most people would have already made their bookings to visit the island, and they will not easily change their plans.“I felt it would not really affect us that much, if any, because we are in the middle of the winter season. Most people coming over the next two to three months are booked already, and they weren’t going to change their minds that easily,” he told JIS News.Mr. Dyer said the thousands of tourists who are currently enjoying themselves in the island will, through word of mouth, counter any negative impressions regarding the state of emergency.“If you walk along the Elegant Corridor and the Hip Strip, you wouldn’t know that anything is going on like a state of emergency. Life is normal, the same way,” he noted.“The same set of tourists who are here now, when they go back, are going to help us because they are going to report that they have not seen anything different. And I am sure we are going to see some drastic reduction in murders in St. James over the next few days, few weeks,” he said.Mr. Dyer, who is a veteran hotelier, said the presence of Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers in the Montego Bay resort area has been welcomed by the stakeholders.“One of the things I am expecting is that if this turns out to be effective, over the next month, I think it is going to have some positive effect on the rest of the island where we are having problems; I just feel it will,” he added.The TEF Chairman said the constant monitoring by the Jamaica Tourist Board, the Ministry of Tourism, the overseas-based public relations companies, coupled with the support of Jamaica’s huge number of repeat visitors, which stands at 42 per cent, will also serve to counter any fallout.“They (repeat guests) would have seen our ups and downs. Nothing is going to stop them,” he declared. “I felt it would not really affect us that much, if any, because we are in the middle of the winter season. Most people coming over the next two to three months are booked already, and they weren’t going to change their minds that easily,” he told JIS News.last_img read more

MTU, Fairplay to Test MTU SCR System in Real Life

first_imgzoom On of the most difficult tasks for maritime engineers is posed by the upcoming emission regulations pushing for cleaner and more efficient engines compliant with IMO Tier III/IV NOx emission  standards, Dr. Ulrich Dohle,President and CEO of the Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH said during a press briefing at the SMM.Mr Dohle said that MTU and Fairplay Towage are going to test an MTU diesel genset with SCR exhaust aftertreatment in real life. The first test will take place in two years time and will involve a harbor tug in order to verify compliance with IMO Tier III emission requirements that come into force as of 2016. The nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions are expected to be reduced by 90% in comparison with the IMO Tier I regulation that was introduced in 2000.“This is one of the world’s first tests of high-speed diesel engines equipped with an SCR system designed to meet the NOx levels required by IMO Tier III,” said Dr. Michael Haidinger, Chief Sales Officer of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. “We are proud to have this opportunity to demonstrate to our customers a pre-series and cost-saving solution.”The new Fairplay tug featuring a bollard pull of 90 tons is currently being built at the Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armon and is scheduled to go into service in the Port of Rotterdam as of 2015.MTU is supplying the two main 16V 4000 M63L propulsion engines, each with 2,000 kW, a 16-cylinder 4000 M23F diesel genset rated at 1,520 kW, and the SCR system. The exhaust aftertreatment system, with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, is connected to the diesel genset. As with modern commercial vehicle drive systems, an aqueous urea solution reacts with the nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas to neutralize them.The tests on the Fairplay tug, which will run continuously for 10,000 hours, are designed to enable MTU to get ready for the series solution for IMO Tier III marine engines. As of 2016, newly built ships that operate in Emission Control Areas (ECA) in North American coastal waters and in the U.S. Caribbean will have to comply with the NO x limits specified in the IMO Tier III emission standards and the MARPOL Annex VI regulations of the International Maritime Organization.“MTU is well-prepared for IMO Tier III, be it with SCR exhaust aftertreatment systems for diesel engines or with gas engines,” explains Dr. Michael Haidinger, Chief Sales Officer at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.The Rolls-Royce brand MTU will be presenting its propulsion and systems portfolio for yachts, merchant vessels and navy ships at the international maritime trade fair SMM from 9 12 September, 2014. MTU will also be showcasing variable-speed gensets for yacht and merchant fleet applications. World Maritime News Staff, September 10, 2014; Image: MTUlast_img read more

Seanergy Inks Deals to Install Scrubbers on Five Bulkers

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license Greek dry bulk shipping company Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. has entered into commercial agreements for the installation of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) on fifty percent of its Capesize fleet.Namely, the company has signed deals to equip five of its Capesize bulk carriers with scrubbers before the January 1, 2020 implementation date of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulfur emission cap regulations.The vessels in question are the M/V Partnership, M/V Lordship, M/V Premiership, M/V Squireship and M/V Championship.Upon completion of the installations scheduled for the second and third quarters of 2019, the bulkers will commence index linked period employment with three leading dry-bulk charterers ranging in durations between three and five years, Seanergy Maritime explained.The company has secured the scrubber equipment from Korean manufacturer Hyundai Materials and has reserved retrofitting slots at a dry-dock facility in China. The total investment, to be covered by the charterers, is expected to exceed USD 12.5 million, including equipment and installation costs.“This significant investment by our charterers, in combination with innovative charter agreements, is expected to increase the market value of the subject vessels without our Company incurring additional debt or diluting our shareholders,” Stamatis Tsantanis, Seanergy’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, said.He added that, upon implementation of the new IMO regulations, “all of Seanergy’s fleet will be fully compliant with the new rules.”Under the charter agreements, Seanergy’s M/V Partnership and M/V Lordship would be chartered out to a European utility company for a firm period of 33 to 37 months plus one additional period of 11 to 13 months at charterer’s option.M/V Premiership and M/V Squireship received deals to work for a multinational commodity trading and mining company for a firm period of 36 to 42 months plus two additional periods of 11 to 13 months at charterer’s option. While Seanergy signed a sale and leaseback and a five year time charter with a large international commodity trading company for the M/V Championship, for a firm time-charter period of 60 months plus an additional 18 month period at charterer’s option.As part of the time charter agreements, the charterers will cover 100% of the equipment and installation cost for retrofitting the vessels with scrubbers.last_img read more

Industrial Expansion Fund Helping Nova Scotias Economy

first_imgA analysis of the province’s Industrial Expansion Fund shows it created or maintained an estimated 11,000 full-time jobs during a six-year period ending in March 2007. The analysis shows a return of $1.89 for every dollar invested from the fund. “It is important that government play an active role in creating new jobs, especially in a time of economic challenges,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Economic Development. “We know we are having an impact when the number of manufacturing jobs in Nova Scotia has actually increased despite the ongoing economic challenges facing this sector.” About two thirds of the fund’s investments were for the manufacturing sector. The latest information from Statistics Canada shows that while manufacturing jobs have been declining on a national basis, Nova Scotia’s manufacturers experienced an increase of an estimated 2,000 jobs in February. During the six-year period of the analysis, the Industrial Expansion Fund invested $146 million in 40 private businesses, crown corporations and economic development agencies. A number of those organizations received more than one investment. The analysis shows that the fund helped generate $7.2 billion in sales, including exports, $1.7 billion in household income, and $213 million in provincial tax revenues. It directly contributed $688 million to Nova Scotia’s gross domestic product, or 2.4 per cent. Nova Scotia Business Inc. did an analysis covering the same time period. Together, the agency and the fund created or maintained 22,700 full-time jobs. The number rises to 39,300 when spinoff jobs are included. Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the province’s business development agency. It proactively attracts foreign direct investment and helps businesses in Nova Scotia meet growth potential through advisory services, trade development, financing and venture capital. The Industrial Expansion Fund does not actively seek out investment opportunities but responds to situations as they occur. NSBI and the department play distinct and complementary roles in the province’s overall economic development efforts. The analysis of the fund was conducted by Collins Management Consulting & Research Ltd. of Dartmouth at a cost of $16,000. The analysis is available on the department’s website at gov.ns.ca/econ/IEFreport/impacts07 . The Industrial Expansion Fund is one method provincial government uses to support economic development in the province. It is key to helping industries involved in innovative research and technology, while contributing to a prosperous and sustainable business climate for Nova Scotia. The fund has considerable flexibility in the amount and type of funding it can provide.last_img read more

Annan praises pharmaceutical companies for extending HIV commitments

P>“I am pleased that the companies I met with today pledged to continue their efforts, in line with international commitments towards the goal of being as close as possible to universal access by 2010,” Mr. Annan said following the meeting with executives of nine companies and the heads of a number of UN agencies, the first time manufacturers of generic drugs attended such a meeting. Despite the significant advances in the five years since he first met with pharmaceutical company executives, Mr. Annan said the AIDS epidemic is “still outpacing our efforts and we need to work together in a broad partnership to step up the response.” In that light, he said that the companies have committed individually to continue to review their product offerings and the prices of their existing and new HIV medications and diagnostics, especially for children, to make them more affordable, accessible and appropriate for use in low- and middle-income countries. They have also agreed to register their HIV medications and diagnostics as widely as possible, increase investment in research, and give greater priority to the development of paediatric formulations of HIV medications and specific diagnostic tools for children. While affirming the importance of intellectual property rights, they said they would continue to develop arrangements with third-party manufacturers for licences and technology transfers to make HIV medications and diagnostics more affordable and accessible.Mr. Annan said participants also agreed on the role of the UN system in a number of areas, including work on the removal of import duties on HIV medications and diagnostics, and the development of guidelines on diagnosis, treatment, product quality and forecasting of needsIn addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) committed themselves to step up efforts to expand the pre-qualification programme of urgently needed medicines and diagnostics. “These commitments are all of vital importance,” Mr. Annan said. “But given the scale of the challenge, they are not sufficient in themselves,” he said in describing other efforts that will be made by participants to identify further measures needed. From the UN system, the participants included: Kemal Dervis, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP); Ann Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF; Peter Piot, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); and Anders Nordström, acting Director-General of WHO.Participating pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies included Aspen Pharmacare, Aurobindo Pharma, Becton Dickinson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Hetero Drugs, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Company and Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited. read more

Doofor displays new rock drills in China

first_imgRock drill specialist, Doofor was present at the recent Bauma China in Shanghai with its own booth in the outside area. Doofor displayed two of its small size female hexagonal shank models, namely the DF430X and the DF530X. Mining and construction rock drills were represented by two Doofor rock drills, the DF550S and the DF550L. Both have 17 kW of percussion power and are designed to drill up to 70 mm diameter drill holes. The DF550-series is often used in general excavation drill rigs and excavator drill attachments and mining jumbos.The DF430X is a 5kW rock drill for up to 36 mm diameter drill holes in hard granite with hexagonal rods. This rock drill has been quite popular in dimension stone block cutting. The DF430X has quite a high frequency and thus adding to the straightness of the drill hole. The Doofor DF530, their newest rock drill, is a 10 kW rock drill for up to 48 mm diameter holes in hard rock. It has been quite popular in the Chinese market already, says Kalle Kuusento, the owner of Doofor Inc.last_img read more

Vostok 4 Pines Stout Space Beer brewed for zero gravity

first_imgThere’s nothing like having a nice, cold beer at the end of a long day, and it seems that soon, even astronauts in the depths of space will be able to knock one back. Two Australian entrepreneurs are working on a beer intended for drinking in space. If making a space beer was easy, we’d most likely already have one, but in fact there are a few major issues that have kept the duo busy in finding the perfect zero-gravity space beer.Jason Held, a space engineer working for Saber Astronautics Australia, teamed up with Jaron Mitchell, owner of 4 Pines Brewing Company, a microbrewery in Sydney, to create the first beverage made specifically for space. However, there are some things to take into account when creating space beer.AdChoices广告First, when you’re up in space in zero gravity, your face and tongue swell up a bit, which Held compares to having a bad head cold. Because of the swelling, your senses are dulled and a normal beer would most likely taste like water. The duo wanted to develop a beer strong enough to cut through the impaired senses. They came up with a full-bodied stout called the Vostok 4 Pines Stout. The name is obviously a play on the Vostok 1, which was the first human spaceflight in history.To test the stout, Held and Mitchell bought a spot on a zero gravity flight over Florida and managed to get a microgravity expert from a non-profit organization called Astronauts4Hire to try it. The lucky test subject was able to drink the beer, but it was rather difficult to do so from the bottle because of the zero gravity.Held said that when looking at a normal beer glass, you can see that gravity is weighing the liquid down and surface tension is pulling  it to the side of the glass. Drinking a beer on Earth is easy because the beer follows the side of the glass as you tilt it towards your mouth. In space however, there’s no gravity to pull the beer down. There’s only surface tension, so technically a glass can be turned completely over and the beer will still stay inside of it.Obviously, Held and Mitchell have some work to do on creating an acceptable receptacle for their beverage. The guys are also still doing tests to see how alcohol actually affects the body in space.The other big, and we mean big, problem is carbonation. Bubbles and liquid apparently don’t separate well in zero gravity. There’s just no place for the gas from the carbonation to escape except, as Held calls it, in a “wet burp.” Gross. This burp releases both gas and liquid, which Held said is “uncomfortable.” He did say that there could be beer without bubbles, but then it would basically be alcoholic tea.Space beer is clearly still in the works, but there’s hope for beer-loving astronauts and for future space tourists to get a bit tipsy while looking down at the Earth.More at New Scientist and Reuters, photo via Brisbane Timeslast_img read more

Le Nozomi de Sony Ericsson toujours aussi secret

first_imgLe Nozomi de Sony Ericsson toujours aussi secretNous en parlions il y a un peu plus d’un mois, le Xperia Nozomi, également nommé LT26i, avait laissé échapper quelques fuites le concernant. Aujourd’hui encore, quelques éléments ont surgi sur la toile, ce qui laisse à penser que le smartphone ne devrait plus trop tarder à sortir.Sur le forum HKEPC, des informations et de nouvelles photos viennent confirmer les premières rumeurs d’un dual-core et d’un écran LCD 720p. Mais rien de vraiment plus concret. Cependant, le Nozomi aurait été aperçu entre des mains, donc en situation de test. Pour rappel, le Nozomi devrait disposer d’un processeur cadencé à 1,5Ghz et intègrerait 1GB de mémoire vive.La question reste entière. De même, on n’en sait toujours pas plus sur le système d’exploitation qu’il embarquera. Gingerbread ou Ice Cream Sandwich?On en saura certainement plus en janvier, lors du CES 2012, sur ce Sony Ericsson qui, rappelons-le, sera certainement l’un des derniers de la marque.Le 13 décembre 2011 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Heres How Your Future House on Mars Could Actually Look

first_img If you’re planning on moving away from Earth in the near future, as many Americans have decided after the results of the 2016 election, you might want to catch an upcoming National Geographic documentary. It’s all about how Martian homes may look in the future once humans have finally spread out into the cosmos proper.Building homes is already difficult on Earth, let alone a planet that we’re not even inhabiting as humans just yet. There are very specific conditions that need to be fulfilled when it comes to putting up houses on the Red Planet, namely because of its thin atmosphere, arid land, and overall harsher environment than that of Earth’s. The safety of crews assigned to live on Mars would be the utmost priority, so ensuring steady supplies of oxygen, water, food and other essentials would come before feng shui or beautiful home exteriors.The National Geographic documentary will explore several different building options and is set place in 2037 in the Valles Marineris region on Mars, right near its equator. The homes, from the trailer, appear to resemble igloos, though others include underground tunnels and even repurposed Martian soil bricks known as regolith.The homes should still have the important areas, such as your bedroom, kitchen, and other integral areas, but you won’t get to see outside since there wouldn’t be any windows built into them — protection, you know. Mars is a lot closer to the sun than one would think, so anyone who takes up residence on the planet would need additional protection from the sun as it still offers energy to harness.It may seem stranger than fiction, but it’s not a crazy notion anymore to think we could actually live on Mars. It’s a long way off, but it’s becoming closer and closer to the truth with each day that passes. You might need to stay on Earth for the remainder of your lifetime, however. Stay on target NASA Wins 2 Emmys for Mars Mission, SpaceX Dragon Flight ProgrammingNASA Captures ‘Red-Handed’ Avalanche on Mars in Mesmerizing Photo last_img read more

Justin Timberlake Carrie Underwood Headed To iHeartRadio Music Festival

first_img Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced ParamorePhoto: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Armin Van BuurenPhoto: El Pics/Getty Images Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com https://twitter.com/iHeartFestival/status/1003987134909435910 The stacked lineup for the two-day festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 21 and 22 also includes Jason Aldean, Shawn Mendes, Imagine Dragons, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith, Luke Bryan, Panic! At The Disco, Rae Sremmurd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many more.The festival’s Daytime Stage at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds will host performances by Logic, Dua Lipa, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi Vert, Dustin Lynch, Belly, and Greta Van Fleet. Main stage concerts will happen inside the city’s T-Mobile Arena and be hosted by Ryan Seacrest.Timberlake is enjoying a big year so far, with a Super Bowl performance and his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Man Of the Woods, already under his belt in 2018. In March, the pop singer also received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with his group *NSync. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 17, 2017 – 9:51 am Justin Timberlake’s GRAMMY Moment With Al Green Jack WhitePhoto: Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.com The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com Who’s Playing At The 2018 ROTR Festival? The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IIIPhoto: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images Keith UrbanDia Dipasupil/Getty Images Babymetal’s Su-metal and MoametalPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Jack WhitePhoto: Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.com Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images Paramore Announce Lineup For Parahoy! 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Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? iHeartRadio Festival 2018 Lineup Announced justin-timberlake-carrie-underwood-headed-iheartradio-music-festival The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Kygo at Electric Forest 2014Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Email Willie Nelson’s July 4th Picnic Lineup The KillersPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images Festival Lineup For Electric Forest 2018 Underwood is in the midst of a comeback of sorts, returning from an injury sustained last November to deliver the brand new single and video for “Cry Pretty” ahead of her forthcoming new album of the same name.Limited tickets iHeartRadio Music Festival are available now via pre-sale, and the general public can purchase tickets beginning June 15 via the festival’s website. BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com News Mija (Amber Giles)Photo: Nicholas Rhodes/Getty Images Mija (Amber Giles)Photo: Nicholas Rhodes/Getty Images Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com Mariah Carey, Jack White, Jason Aldean, Shawn Mendes, Imagine Dragons, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith, and more will also perform at the Las Vegas festival this SeptemberNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 5, 2018 – 8:50 am The iHeartRadio Music Festival has announced its 2018 lineup, bringing together some of the biggest names from pop, rock, country and hip hop, led by Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, and Jack White, and Logic. 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Facebook Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Global Citizen Festival Announces All-Star Lineup Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com Which Music Festivals Are You Going To In 2018? Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples Hit Moon River Fest Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IIIPhoto: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images Anoushka ShankarPhoto: Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times/Getty Images Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced Willie Nelson’s July 4th Picnic Lineup More Music Festivals Paramore Announce Lineup For Parahoy! Cruise Kygo at Electric Forest 2014Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Lineup Unveiled For ULTRA 2018’s RESISTANCE Stages BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images Mavis StaplesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images Rocklahoma 2018: Have You Seen The Lineup? 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Ferrari teases hybrid supercar ahead of imminent debut

first_img More about 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast 0 67 Photos Ferrari F8 Tributo is a 710-hp replacement for the 488 Exotic Cars Hybrids Ferrari said it would introduce the world to its new hybrid supercar at the end of May. Considering we’re just a couple days away from June, that means we should see it very soon. But first, Ferrari has a teaser.Ferrari on Tuesday posted a teaser for its upcoming hybrid supercar on its Facebook page. The teaser doesn’t give a whole lot away, showing a quick shot of the front clip early on, followed by a close-up on the headlight toward the end. That’s about it. Otherwise, we’ll have to wait another day or so for Ferrari to give us more information about its second debut of 2019.The Italian automaker has done a great job keeping information about its new car secret. All we know is that it’s a hybrid, and reports have said the electrified side of the powertrain will mate to a V8. Power output is still a mystery. This is just the beginning for Ferrari’s electrification efforts. CEO Louis Camilleri has said in the past that 60% of Ferrari’s lineup will offer a hybrid variant by 2022. There are still three debuts planned for the remainder of 2019. Two will likely happen in September, at or adjacent to the Frankfurt Motor Show, while the final vehicle will be closer to the end of the year. It’s unclear if any of them are hybrids, but given Ferrari’s goals, it would make sense for at least one of ’em to be. 2020 Audi R8 first drive: Improving an already fantastic supercar 3:19 Ferrari The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class first drive: If it ain’t broke… More From Roadshow Preview • 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast: Super in more ways than one Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Tags Share your voice 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 first drive: A standout track star Ferrarilast_img read more

Wilson upsets Gattis for state Senate seat

first_imgIn the fallout from the state’s primary elections, seven legislative incumbents have lost their seats. How this will change the course of the next session has yet to be seen. Representative Lynn Gattis lost her bid for a Senate seat to a relatively unknown from Wasilla.Listen nowIt’s a breezy afternoon on the main street of Palmer, in the heart of the Matanuska Valley. Wasilla city councilman David Wilson is heading to a Municipal League meeting, but takes time to answer a few questions about his winning bid for the Senate D seat vacated by Charlie Huggins at the end of this year’s legislative session.” It’s an overwhelming feeling.. just sinking in right now,” Wilson said.Wilson did what the pundits said was not possible. Running on a shoestring and with little or no help from the Republican Party of Alaska, Wilson beat a long time Republican incumbent in this week’s primary election. How?“Door-knocking, phone calling, and I think that they just wanted a different individual, a different type of individual to serve,” Wilson said. “Something different that the status quo that they’ve had in recent years.”The Republican Party did not back Wilson financially, nor did it assist his campaign.“Most folks were nice, but there wasn’t a lot of ‘here let me come and help you with this, let me door-knock with you, let me put signs up with you,” Wilson said. “But for the most part, for the sort of Old Guard, except for a couple of individuals, they were less helpful.”And it is the old guard that may be most taken aback by Wilson’s win. They expected Huggins’s powerful presence in the Senate to be filled by Representative Lynn Gattis, who has a similar adherence to Republican values regarding fiscal and social issues. Wilson describes himself as a conservative, and is backed by the ultra- conservative Republican Assembly, which also endorsed Representative Lora Reinbold. That could set him apart in Juneau political consultant Marc Hellenthal said.“I think he was successful beating Gattis, because he went door to door and, in a sense, earned the respect of the individual voters one by one, and Gattis didn’t,” Hellenthal said. “And that was enough, and a small turnout, to get him elected. Now, when he is in Juneau, he’s going to have to earn the respect of his colleagues to become respected and to get a position of power.”Wilson, on the other hand, said he is motivated by a need to help others, and is a proponent of strong family values. Wilson said he came to public service through volunteer work at several organizations. He now directs a non profit that helps domestic violence victims. He said he’s confident that he can do things differently.Obviously I didn’t go out and raise the $50,000-$100,000 that many people said I needed to raise to be a successful candidate,” Wilson said. “Nor did I have an army of campaign staff or major endorsements from a lot of big entities.”He ran his campaign on about $13,000.. most of it his own money.Wilson is 35 years old, has degrees in psychology, education and business, and, because he has no opponent in the general election, will go strait to Juneau in January to become the first African American from the Mat-Su in the legislature.In other Valley upsets, House 10 incumbent Wes Keller was ousted by newcomer David Eastman, while challenger George Rauscher defeated House 9 incumbent Jim Colver.last_img read more