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‘If Muslims of India succeed, the country will succeed’


first_img“If 200 million Muslims of India succeed, India will succeed. So rather than getting filled with bigotry and hatred, we should try to bring people together and provide them an equal economic opportunity,” said Frank Islam, noted Indo-American entrepreneur and philanthropist.Speaking to The Hindu ahead of participating in the 202nd Sir Syed Day event at AMU as the chief guest on Thursday, the celebrated alumnus of the university said: “One nation under God is acceptable but not one nation under one religion and one language. That is not part of the secular ethos of the country. When you attack one set of people because of who they are, you attack the composite culture of India.” He said India was a “global beacon” for democracy and “we have to keep that momentum alive”.The head of FI Investment Group said he was not an expert on Islam but Islamic faith always had people who were entrepreneurs. “I am here to provide a connection between AMU and entrepreneurship. The students should go out and get jobs, create jobs and make a cha-nge in people’s lives. That’s what Sir Syed’s vision was.”He appealed to the Muslim youth to keep their chin high, aim high and work hard. “If you are good at something, people recognise your talent and give you opportunities. Don’t be afraid of hostility or get disheartened by prejudices; it probably happens in every country… There are Muslims who can’t afford good education. It is where people like me have a role to play,” said Mr. Islam who has funded the construction of an auditorium in the mass communication department and an entrepreneurship centre in the department of business administration in AMU.Modern educationOn the need for imparting modern education, Mr Islam said madrasas have to rework their curriculum to train youngsters for the 21st-century workforce. “I have always said reciting Koran is a very good thing, and one should do that, but it is not going to get you a job.”Aked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the U.S., Mr. Islam said he was able to capture the pulse of the Indian-American population. He added that there were protesters wherever Mr. Modi went but their number was much less than those who turned up to cheer for him.last_img read more


Chris Ross after another SMB loss: We have to play better


first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City PBA IMAGESChris Ross isn’t one for excuses after San Miguel dropped its second loss in its last three outings in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.“We just got to play better,” he said, moments after his side suffered a shock 96-106 defeat to Blackwater on Friday. “Every game’s close, so we just got to play better.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments With the Elite on fire from distance for the entirety of the game going 13-of-25 from three, the famed Beermen starters failed to find a spark and suffered the upset to fall for only the second time in eight games.Ross finished the game with a near triple-double effort with his 20 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOf course, part of those struggles root from the absence of Alex Cabagnot, who is still at the sidelines nursing a plantar fasciitis injury, as San Miguel scampers for an able replacement to fill up the absence of the veteran guard — a fact that Ross acknowledged.“We’re still trying to figure out ways to fill that void. We’ve had Brian (Heruela) do it in a game and Chico (Lanete) do it in a game. But we can’t just rely on one of those guys, it has to be a team effort,” he said. “Alex will be back soon, but we can’t wait on that. Injuries are part of the game and we just have to figure it out somehow, some way.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img The loss, though, was shocking enough to trigger alarms given that these shortcomings happened late in the eliminations, a time where the Beermen should be fine-tuning their weaponry going into the quarterfinals.For Ross, that should pose as a legitimate challenge for the four-peat seeking squad.“We got to be ready for that challenge because we’re going to get everyone’s best punch every night out and we just got to prepare for that,” he said.And that should start as soon as next Saturday in Batangas when San Miguel takes on Alaska in a surefire intense duel between two of the current league leaders.“They’re the hottest team in the league right now and we got a week to get prepared, rest our bodies, and get ready for them because that’s going to be a battle,” he said. “We got to find a way to just play better. We know teams aren’t just going to lay down just because we’re the three-time champions.”ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ Alvarez grateful for coach’s trust in career season for JRUlast_img read more


Chinese side deny lucrative Alexis offer


first_imgTransfers Chinese Super League side deny offering Alexis £400,000-a-week Chris Burton 18:22 12/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Getty Images Transfers A. Sánchez Arsenal Hebei CFFC CSL Premier League It had been suggested that the Arsenal forward had been offered a mega-money deal to move to Asia as he contract with the Gunners runs down Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has not been offered £400,000-a-week to join Hebei Fortune, the Chinese Super League side insist.Reports in England over the weekend suggested that the Chilean had snubbed the mega-money deal, with The Sun claiming that he continues to hold out for a switch to Manchester City.It is not the first time that Sanchez has been linked with a move to Asia, with his future being continuously called into question as his contract at Arsenal runs down. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Hebei, though, maintain that they have made no approach for the 29-year-old.A senior club official told Southern Metropolis Daily: “We have never made a bid or any offer for Sanchez. The Sun’s story is fake news.”Alexis Sanchez ArsenalHad Sanchez received such an offer, then he would have stood to earn an annual salary of £21 million.He has, however, been heavily linked with a move to Premier League leaders City, with Pep Guardiola being tipped to rekindle his interest in the January transfer window.The Catalan coach was recently lost for words when quizzed on the possibility of launching a fresh bid for Sanchez.He eventually said, as he brought a press conference to an abrupt end: “The transfer window is for winter time. I don’t know, believe me, I don’t know what we are going to do, because it’s not…”While Arsenal should be bracing themselves for further interest to be shown in Sanchez, it would appear that they need not worry about approaches from China.Several other top talents in Europe remain targets for CSL teams, though, with Hebei Fortune still being linked with a move for Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano after acknowledgment from him that he may need to leave Camp Nou in order to find the regular game time he craves.There has, however, been no word from the Hebei camp when it comes to reports of a big-money offer being made to the versatile Argentine.last_img read more


Craft Coffee Anywhere with Libra Coffee’s Pourtables


first_imgIt’s not an uncommon office experience to head into the break room for your second cup of low-end coffee only to find the pot empty. In this situation, you have a few options to get your caffeine kick: you could make a new pot (too much work), head to Starbucks (too much money), or go without (unacceptable), but are any of these options really worth the effort? Don’t you wish there was an easier way to get just one cup of coffee without having to resort to that sub-par, bitter instant stuff? And forget about using a Keurig–that’s just terrible for the environment and we all know it.A socially conscious coffee company, Libra Coffee, has the answer to your coffee-addicted prayers. Their new line of Pourtables, enables you to have coffee anywhere you have access to hot water and a mug. What makes this product stand apart from other instant coffees is the fact that Pourtables are not actually “instant,” but are specially-engineered portable drip coffee packs.Each Pourtables comes in a vaccuum-sealed package that contains one serving of coffee contained in its own filter. The filter is constructed with two thin cardboard arms attached to the sides that stretch over the outer rim of your coffee mug, securely suspending the coffee and filter. Then, it is just a matter of pouring in a few ounces of cold water to prime the grounds, followed by six or more ounces of near-boiling water. The water will drip through the coffee and filter, finding its way into your cup. Once your brew is finished, simply discard the filter and enjoy.Pourtables are great for travel, camping, work, and even home. Heading out on a road trip and desperately want to avoid eight-hour old gas station coffee? Simply stop at that gas station and use the hot water dispenser found near the coffee station that you definitely won’t be using. Then, simply add hot water and go! Got a long flight but hate the idea of drinking airplane coffee? Ask a flight attendant to fill up your mug from the hot water station and relish the jealous looks of your seatmates. Take a Pourtable with you on your next camping trip and wake up to easy, fresh-brewed coffee every morning.But Libra Coffee isn’t just about convenience–it is also about giving back.According to Eric Medina, founder of Libra Coffee (and holder of a Master’s degree in the subject), their coffees are ethically sourced from the indigenous peoples of Guatemala and Colombia who have, “worked extremely hard to earn an organic certification.” Unfortunately, certified organic coffee can’t help the coffee producers when it comes to accessing clean water. As Medina notes, “In Guatemala during the dry season, people must drink from contaminated water sources. These are the same waters where others wash their clothes, take baths and even throw trash. For those downstream, this water is all they have to rely on, and often leads to E. coli poisoning and disease. E. coli will make national headlines in the U.S. for meat contamination, but it goes unnoticed in poverty-stricken countries.” For Medina, this is unacceptable.Thus spawned Libra Coffee’s stated mission to be “fair and responsible.” Libra Coffee wants to give back to the communities from which they source their coffee beans, and so, for each 10-pack of Pourtables ($20) sold, $1 will go toward providing clean water filters to the coffee producers. “Libra Coffee gives water filters to the communities we source from,” Medina says, “so they don’t have to worry about how to get clean water. Each filter has the power to provide clean drinking water to 100 people for up to five years.”Libra offers more than just Pourtables; it also sells monthly subscription bags full of gourmet, organic, coffee beans. If you’re interested, check out their “Find your Flavor” quiz that allows you to select your various coffee preferences (texture, acidity, sweetness). Once the quiz is complete, Libra Coffee will inform you what flavor profiles you’re most likely to enjoy. There’s no minimum purchase and no cost for shipping, so go for one bag or 50. It’s up to you and the severity of your caffeine addiction.Libra Coffee’s Pourtables are available now on their website.  The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters 5 Most Expensive Coffees in the World 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker Editors’ Recommendations 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go last_img read more


Apple will support media literacy in US Europe


first_imgSan Francisco: Apple has announced a new initiative in support of non-profit organisations in the US and Europe that offer un-biased, independent media literacy programmes. To advance their efforts in empowering young minds, Apple will support the US-based News Literacy Project (NLP) and Common Sense organisations, along with the Italy-based Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori, the company said in a blog-post on Wednesday. “News literacy is vital to sustaining a free press and thriving democracy, and we are proud to be collaborating with organisations on the front lines of this effort,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Cook acknowledged the work being done by these organisations in empowering young people to be active and engaged citizens. “Apple News is committed to presenting quality journalism from trusted sources,” said Lauren Kern, Editor-In-Chief of Apple News. “We’re thrilled that Apple is supporting these important organizations to train the next generation on how to seek out accurate and reliable information amid an increasingly complicated news landscape.”last_img read more


Thursdays Daily Brief impact of bad working conditions Syria and Libya humanitarian


In the past five years of raging conflict in South Sudan, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the non-profit Save the Children, and other partners, have successfully reunited 6,000 children with their families after years of separation due to conflict.  A young 17-year-old teenager was reunited with her parents and her four siblings in Bentiu on Wednesday. She was the 6,000th child to be reunified. During an armed attack in Bor in 2014, her family members all ran in different directions and they hadn’t seen each other since then. Since war broke out in December 2013, more than four million people have been uprooted and thousands of children separated from their caregivers across the country. Today, almost 8,000 children in South Sudan are still missing or remain separated, in urgent need of family tracing. Separated and unaccompanied children are more susceptible to violence, abuse and exploitation, which makes returning them to their parents an urgent priority for child protection organisations.The peace agreement signed in September 2018 has prompted refugees returning to South Sudan from neighboring countries and given access to areas previously inaccessible. If the peace holds, this can provide an opportunity to step up family tracing and reunification efforts, provided that adequate funding for the programme is secured. The UN’s relief chief, Mark Lowcock, allocated on Friday $2 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide life-saving assistance to civilians caught up in the escalating fighting in Libya, including vulnerable migrants and refugees.”I am deeply concerned by the escalation of fighting in Libya. In the past 24 hours, Tripoli witnessed the worst violence against civilians since 2014, with several densely populated neighbourhoods hit by indiscriminate shelling,” said Lowcock. “The impact of explosive weapons in populated areas is devastating. I urge all parties to refrain from the use of weapons that put more civilian lives and infrastructure at risk.”According to the UN humanitarian coordination office (OCHA), 74 civilian casualties have been verified since the start of the current hostilities, including 18 deaths, over the past two weeks. First responders and medical staff doing their jobs have been among the casualties.”The CERF funds will help hospitals and health clinics attending to the injured immediately get the emergency medical supplies they need, including surgical and trauma kits. The money will also allow aid agencies to provide food and relief items to displaced people and support the safe relocation of vulnerable migrants and refugees from detention centres in areas where airstrikes have been reported.”UN human rights chief alarmed at mass terrorism trial in Bahrain, revoking citizenship  The UN human rights chief expressed alarm on Thursday at a decision by a court in Bahrain to revoke the nationalities of 138 people, following a mass terrorism trial. High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, said her office (OHCHR) also had “serious concerns” that the court proceedings failed to comply with “international fair trial standards” as many of the defendants were tried in absentia. The 138 Bahrainis were all sentenced on Tuesday to between three years and life in prison, in addition to fines of up to $265,000. All but one of the convicted men had their nationality revoked, bringing the total who have had lost their citizenship status since 2012, to about 980, said OHCHR. “The UN Human Rights Office has long urged Bahrain to bring its overly broad counter-terrorism and counter-extremism legislation in line with its international human rights obligations”, said Ms. Bachelet. This week’s convictions, she added, “give rise to serious concerns about the application of the law, particularly through a mass trial that reportedly lacked the procedural safeguards necessary to ensure a fair trial.” Arbitrary deprivation of nationality, put the individuals concerned and their family members at increased risk of human rights violations, said Ms. Bachelet. In five years, 6,000 children reunified with their families in South Sudan Stress, excessively-long working hours and disease, contribute to the deaths of nearly 2.8 million workers every year, while an additional 374 million people get injured or fall ill because of their jobs, the UN labour agency, ILO, said on Thursday.In a new report underlining ILO’s message that no paid work should threaten your wellbeing, your safety or your life, the agency identifies several new or existing occupational risks of growing concern, that affect women more than men.These include modern working practices overall, world population growth, increased digital connectivity and climate change, which are believed to account for losses of almost four per cent of the global economy.More about the report here.‘Foreign children’ in overwhelmed Syrian camp need urgent international help, says top UN official Help is needed urgently from the international community to help some 2,500 apparently stateless “foreign children” at a camp for the displaced, in north-east Syria, a top UN official said on Thursday.Panos Moumtzis, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis made the “special plea” to journalists in Geneva, noting that 75,000 people now shelter in Al Hol camp, after fleeing ISIL extremists.The whole story here.Libya: as death toll and humanitarian needs rise, UN releases $2 million for life-saving aid Stress, overtime, disease, contribute to 2.8 million workers’ deaths per year, reports UN labour agency read more


Senior Technical Manager – Powertrain Fuels and Research


To develop and manage SMMT’s Technical Testing and Research Programme in support of SMMT’s technical, regulatory and policy agenda, developing SMMT’s expertise and technical evidence base.To provide accurate and effective advice, briefing and support to senior management, colleagues and members on lead dossiers and responsibilities and other projects as required.Qualifications/Skills/Attributes required:Professional engineer with a degree in Automotive Engineering and Chartered Engineer status (or willingness/working towards to). Other relevant engineering degrees (eg fuels, aerospace, marine, mechanical) will be considered subject to proven experience in powertrain technology, fuels and/or technical regulations.Proven professional experience in automotive industry or relevant government departments, agencies or sister industries. This should include regulatory experience, practical engineering, project management and supervisory positions.Good knowledge of the global regulatory framework for motor vehicles, experience in technical legislation and processes and awareness of current automotive issues. Able to interpret, provide guidance on requirements and shape regulatory content, policy and strategy. High awareness of the commercial and engineering context in automotive desirable.Highly motivated team player with the drive and ability to lead across diverse teams, projects and issues, continuously challenging and developing self and able to motivate and inspire others. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to form trusting working relationships with members, government, stakeholders and colleagues.Excellent communicator (written, verbal and presentational), clear, diplomatic and able to adapt to relevant context and audience. Able to command authority in technical, legal, political discussions, provide accurate and succinct briefings to senior executives, and communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences. Competent in the use of information and communication technology commensurate with duties.Good project management and organisational skills. Ability to multi-task, respond flexibly to needs of business and SMMT members, and self organise work effectively on different projects and issues, follow and deliver on SMMT internal processes and timelines.Willingness to undertake regular travel, both in the UK and Europe, to attend meetings and conferences. Main duties include:As SMMT technical specialist on powertrains, fuels and noise within the Environment Team to provide influential expertise on core dossiers and lead related SMMT regulatory work at UK, EU and UN level, supporting departmental objectives and services and SMMT business strategy.To provide the secretariat to the relevant SMMT Committees/Working Groups and component efficiency. Pro-actively manage their agendas, papers and activities and deliver key actions arising, working with committee/working group members, SMMT colleagues, government and other stakeholders.To develop and project manage a prioritised SMMT Technical Testing and Research Programme in support of SMMT’s technical, regulatory and policy agenda, seeking input on priorities from lead SMMT technical committees and working with SMMT technical, environmental and policy teams to ensure programmes aligns with the wider SMMT priorities.To liaise and consult with member companies, government and key stakeholder on all relevant subjects and documents, to solicit member input to create an evidence base and draft influential SMMT proposals, positions, responses, papers and presentations as required.To represent SMMT/UK views at/to meetings of relevant industry, governmental and standardisation organisations in the UK, EU and globally and influence the work of relevant organisations’ working groups as appropriate.To provide regular technical information/circulars, briefing and support for members, SMMT colleagues and relevant SMMT committees and trade sections as requiredTo deal with technical and legislative enquiries from industry, the public, and outside organisations in a professional mannerTo liaise with other teams in the Department and other SMMT departments on technical mattersTo prepare succinct and clear briefing papers, slides and materials for senior managementTo keep abreast of legal, technical, policy and other developments in relevant fieldsTo maintain the appropriate records and filesTo undertake any other duties or projects as directedSalary and benefits package:The package includes private medical insurance, company pension scheme, flexi time, 25 days annual leave, childcare vouchers, interest free season ticket loan (after 6 months).Deadline for Applications:14 August 2015Method of Application:Prospective candidates should e-mail jobsweb@smmt.co.uk with a CV and covering letter quoting your salary expectations.Early applications are encouraged as interviews will take place and the position offered before this date if a suitable candidate is found.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Purpose of the Post:To lead as SMMT technical specialist for powertrains, fuels and noise on regulations, standards, government policy and strategy in all relevant technical areas for the UK automotive industry, developing SMMT views and positions working with member companies, colleagues and stakeholders, and representing SMMT members’ views to government and other stakeholders at UK, EU and UN level.Lead dossiers include but are not limited to:Powertrain technologies – advanced gasoline and diesel, alternative fuels, high-efficiency transmissions and electrified drivetrainsEmissions – On/off highway regulated emissions including after-treatment systemsTest procedures for determining regulated emissions, drive-by noise and component efficiencyFuels – alternative and advanced fuels, standards, policy & strategy read more


Celebrities help raise funds for disabled teenagers stolen voice machine


first_imgMiya is able to speak to her parents by looking at pictures on the screen, which then tracks her eye movements. He explained: “It’s called an accent 1400, it’s called an eye gaze, she looks at the pictures and that’ll speak for her – if it’s a picture of her mum it’ll say mum. “It’s got little interactive cartoons, it helps her be active with her brain.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. So a very kind gentleman has set a go fund me up. If the amount is raised and the machine is not returned it will obviously and firstly go to replacing the eyegaze. Anything left I would like to donate to @CHSW which is a kids hospice that takes of sick and dying kids like miya https://t.co/zgoS7O4wsa— RIP Sir Bobby Robson (@PJ_NUFC) January 11, 2018 The little star in question, oblivious to the tremendous support, but eternally grateful!!! #getmiyasvoiceback pic.twitter.com/Surf7h1Vpm— RIP Sir Bobby Robson (@PJ_NUFC) January 11, 2018 Any extra money raised will go to a hospice for sick and dying children, he said.Mr Johnson, who is a business analyst, told The Telegraph: ” I just put it on Twitter – I don’t have thousands of followers – I was just hoping that word would get spread.”I didn’t think it would be shared as much as it did. Alan Shearer posted it to his followers and sent me a message!” A fundraising campaign set up in support of a 16-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, who had her speech machine stolen, has raised enough money to buy a new one.Miya Thirlby’s specially-programmed machine, called a liberator accent 100, costs £6,000 and took the family six months to acquire and program three years ago. Without it, she cannot speak.Her family didn’t want to ask for money as they had to fundraise for six months in order to buy the first speech machine, and they were waiting for the stolen one to be found or returned.However, supporters wanting her to be able to communicate with her family as soon as possible have dug deep to raise the required money for a new one.Celebrities including Paul Gascoigne, Alan Shearer and Dawn French supported the campaign to help Ms Thirlby, and Gascoigne donated £1,000 to the appeal. The original tweet has now been shared more than 65,000 times.Her father, Paul Johnson, said he was shocked by all the support he received.He tweeted: “Thank you to everyone who has donated, no matter how big or small. The thoughtfulness of everyone, has been overwhelming. Thank you @Twitey2011 for starting this!! You deserve a medal my friend!!!”last_img read more


WICB announces 13man squad for 1st and 2nd ODIs


Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related The West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Selection Panel has announced the 13-man squad for the first and second matches of the ODI Series against Pakistan in the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup.The matches will be played at the Guyana National Stadium. First ball in all matches is 9:30amFULL SQUAD (with shirt numbers)Jason Holder (Captain)Devendra BishooJonathan CarterMiguel CumminsShannon GabrielShai HopeAlzarri JosephEvin LewisJason MohammedAshley NurseKieran PowellRovman PowellChadwick WaltonMATCH SCHEDULEFriday, April 7: 1st ODI – Guyana National Stadium, GuyanaSunday, April 9: 2nd ODI – Guyana National StadiumTuesday, April 11: 3rd ODI – Guyana National Stadium read more


Vladica Stojanovic ended his career


← Previous Story Cecilia Leganger in Larvik! Next Story → Olafur Stefansson is missing pre-season period A shocking news from Serbia. One of the best playmakers in Handball Bundesliga during last few seasons, Vladica Stojanovic (29) decided to end his career! Very talented player had a lot of problems with knee injury during years and probably they stopped him to make even better career. Vladica Stojanovic is born in Belgrade, Serbia at 14. june 1981. He played for Partizan, Crvena zvezda, Spanish Bidasoa Irun, German Melsungen and French Touluse, where he finished last season. Transfer to Romanian Constanta was planned but obviosly, Stojanovic will stay in Belgrade and begin with private bussines.


Brand named 15 players for crucial matches with Iceland


German handball national teamHeiner Brand Coach of German national team, Heiner Brand has chosen 15 players for upcoming matches with Iceland (9th and 13th March) in the qualification for EURO 2012. After openning draw at home with Austria and win over Latvia, Germany needs points in away matches, if one of the TOP handball nations wants to take last train for EURO 2012 and Olympic Games 2012 tournament as well.Goalkeepers:Silvio Heinevetter (Füchse Berlin, 57 Einsätze/0 Tore)Carsten Lichtlein (TBV Lemgo, 130/1)Players:Christian Sprenger (THW Kiel, 75/158)Patrick Groetzki (Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 22/33)Adrian Pfahl (VfL Gummersbach, 18/52)Holger Glandorf (TBV Lemgo, 138/494)Steffen Weinhold (TV Großwallstadt, 17/27)Michael Haaß (Frisch Auf Göppingen, 76/105)Michael Kraus (HSV Hamburg,111/363)Pascal Hens (HSV Hamburg, 184/536)Lars Kaufmann (Frisch Auf Göppingen, 108/271)Sven-Sören Christophersen (Füchse Berlin, 54/78)Uwe Gensheimer (Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 54/176)Dominik Klein (THW Kiel, 128/242)Sebastian Preiß (TBV Lemgo, 141/350)Jacob Heinl (SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 20/27)Oliver Roggisch (Rhein- Neckar Löwen, 154/29) ← Previous Story EHF thinks about “technological solutions” for last moments Next Story → Oltchim without Neagu at least for a month! read more


Serbian Eagles made an Official Song Video for the EHF EURO 2012


EHF EURO 2012Serbian handballSerbian handball team ← Previous Story 20 Years of the EHF Next Story → Men’s EHF CL (Round 5): Veszprem and Madrid too strong in Berlin and Kielce Serbian National Team was really busy during the “Cup Nation” at the beginning of November. They played three games in four days against Hungary 25:32, Croatia 22:20 and Czech Republic 23:24 and had a lot of other duties according to promo campaign of the EHF EURO 2012 as a host Team.“Eagles” were the main actors of Video for the Official EHF EURO 2012 Song “Never Forget”. Video Spot was made in the “Pionir” hall in Belgrade, where the EHF EURO 2012 Preliminary Round will take place.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFFG0rnVtuU&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube]Serbia will play in the Preliminary Round with Slovakia, Poland and Denmark. read more


Less than €2 extra per week for unemployed parents on Gateway scheme


first_imgUpdated 13 March, 8.25amMANY PARENTS ON the government’s controversial Gateway scheme stand to make significantly less than the €20 extra on top of their dole payment that has been stated publicly by ministers.The Gateway scheme involves the long-term unemployed being put on some 3,000 placements in local authorities where they will work on average 19.5 hours a week for €20 extra on top of their dole payment, subject to a minimum payment of €208 per week.However, an adult who is married or cohabiting and has two children will take home only €4.30 extra when PRSI at 4 per cent on all income is applied to their jobseekers’ allowance combined with their Gateway top-up. While an adult in the same situation with four children will take home less than €2 extra when PRSI is applied.In cases where a cohabiting parent on the scheme has six children they will actually take home just under 50 cent less than they would if they were not on the scheme. This is according to figures from the Department of Social Protection provided to the Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.Sinn Féin has tabled a private members’ motion in the Dáil this week calling for Gateway to be scrapped. Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said that likening councils to “slave sweat shops is a total insult to the reality of local authorities”.This table, provided to Sinn Féin by the Department of Social Protection, shows how Gateway participants who are married or cohabiting and have children stand to make €5.50 or less on top of their jobseekers’ payment, and not €20: (Note: Column one denotes household size i.e. a man with a wife/cohabiting partner and one child. Column two is the Jobseekers Allowance payment rate, including increases for qualified adults and children that person receives before Gateway)Department of Social Protection responseThe types of projects to be worked on under Gateway include: village enhancement schemes, landscaping, working in libraries and the control of animals. Those that refuse to take part may have their social welfare cut or cut-off.The Department of Social Protection has said that the scheme is intended to assist the personal and social development of participants by providing short-term work opportunities with the objective of “bridging the gap between unemployment and re-entering the workforce”.In a statement this evening, the Department said that the income under the Gateway scheme “is treated in the same manner as earnings from employment for PRSI purposes and accordingly is subject to Class A PRSI”.“Therefore participants on these schemes, similar to other private sector employees who pay Class A, can establish entitlement to the full range of short term benefits including jobseeker’s benefit, illness benefit, and maternity benefit and to long term benefits including State Pension.“In Budget 2013 the weekly PRSI-free allowance of €127 was abolished for all Class A contributors. This measure had no impact on Class A contributors who do not pay PRSI where their earnings are less than €352 per week. For those earning in excess of €352 per week and paying PRSI at 4%, this increased the weekly PRSI charge by €5.08.“This affected all Class A contributors who were paying 4% PRSI on their earnings. It also affected participants on the Gateway scheme whose income is treated as earnings for PRSI, in the same manner as it impacted the earnings of employees.“Any proposal to re-introduce the PRSI-free allowance to address this issue would reduce income to the Social Insurance Fund and could only be considered in a Budgetary context.”First published 19.57pm on 12 March Bruton on Gateway: ‘Calling councils slave sweat shops is a total insult’last_img read more


Ada Nicodemou returns to work


first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Home and Away star, Ada Nicodemou has returned to the set of the Seven Network soap, and is said to be “doing well”.The Greek Australian star also made her first public appearance since the stillbirth of her second child. A little over a month has past since the tragedy and Ms Nicodemou made the brave decision to attend an event this week celebrating 225 years of Pears skincare products.She mingled and was a gracious guest, taking her role as brand ambassador seriously.On the set of Home and Away, where she is reprising her role as Leah Patterson-Baker, Nicodemou is embracing the busy schedule.“I’m back at Home and Away, I’m back, I’m working, so that keeps me really, really busy,” Nicodemou said to Confidential last week. “And you know, running after a two-year-old (her elder son Johnas), so there’s never a free moment.”Nicodemou and husband Chris Xipolitas got married in 2007 and had their first son in 2011 after trying through IVF for almost a year. last_img read more


La Roumanie lance la construction du plus grand parc éolien du monde


first_imgLa Roumanie lance la construction du plus grand parc éolien du mondeMercredi, la construction d’un parc éolien a été lancée dans le sud-est de la Roumanie. Porté par Iberdrola Renovables, la filiale spécialisée dans l’énergie renouvelable du groupe espagnol Iberdrola, ce projet deviendra le plus grand au monde. Le chantier a été lancé dans la région de Dobroudja, près de la mer Noire. Comme le rapporte le site du Figaro, le parc devrait offrir à terme, en 2017, une capacité de 1.500 MW. Un projet dont le coût total est estimé à deux milliards d’euros, et qui est le premier mené en Roumanie par le groupe espagnol.À lire aussiL’Ukraine veut transformer Tchernobyl en une gigantesque ferme solaireDès la fin de l’année, les premières turbines devraient fonctionner. “Il s’agit de la première phase de ce projet, le plus ambitieux au monde en termes d’énergie renouvelable”, se félicite Iberdrola Renovables, leader mondial de l’énergie renouvelable, dans un communiqué. Le parc éolien devrait fournir l’électricité d’un million de foyers, engendrant ainsi une réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre de quelque 1,25 million de tonnes, précise le groupe qui a déjà construit plusieurs parc en Europe centrale et de l’est, en Pologne, en Hongrie, en Estonie et en Bulgarie.Plusieurs compagnies s’intéressent de plus en plus aux vents roumains. A ce jour le pays dispose d’une puissance installée d’énergie éolienne de moins de 500 MW. Pourtant, les experts estiment à 14.000 MW le potentiel de la Roumanie.Le 26 mars 2011 à 15:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Stress tests nucléaires Bruxelles dément avoir conclu des accords


first_imgStress tests nucléaires : Bruxelles dément avoir conclu des accords La Commission européenne dément s’être mis d’accord avec le groupe des autorités nationales de régulation (Ensreg) concernant les tests de résistance auxquels doivent être soumis les 143 réacteurs nucléaires européens en activité. Pourtant, de leur côté, les experts indiquent dans un texte qui a été mis au point vendredi dernier qu’un accord a été conclu.   Selon le texte rédigé par les experts de l’Ensreg, les tests de résistance auxquels doivent être soumis les 143 réacteurs nucléaires européens en activité devraient démarrer le 1er juin prochain. Ils prendraient en compte les risques de tremblement de terre, d’inondation et “les conséquences de tout autre évènement” susceptible d’affecter les fonctions de sécurité des installations, à savoir les ruptures d’alimentation électrique et les erreurs de gestion.  À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéLe document que s’est procuré Le Monde indique que des “scénarios extrêmes” ont également été retenus. Les tests doivent permettre d’évaluer comment seraient assurés les contrôles de radioactivité, le refroidissement du combustible et le confinement du réacteur en cas de problème. De plus, le texte détaille les procédures et mesure à mettre en œuvre, ainsi que la manière dont ces mesures préventives et “d’atténuation” des dommages doivent être appliquées.  En principe, les rapports sur les tests  devraient être établis de façon à pouvoir être présentés au sommet européen du 9 décembre prochain. Les compte-rendus définitifs seraient rédigés pour juin 2012. Le document insiste sur le fait que les critères d’évaluation ont été élaborés par l’Association des responsables de la sûreté nucléaire d’Europe de l’Ouest (Wenra), association qui regroupe les représentants des 14 pays européens qui utilisent l’énergie nucléaire.   Toutefois, jeudi 12, le responsable chrétien démocrate allemand Gunther Oettinger avait fait publier un communiqué indiquant qu’aucun accord n’avait pu être conclu. Il annonçait que les discussions ne reprendraient qu’aujourd’hui, mercredi 18 mai, à Prague. En effet, il souhaitait que soient également pris en compte dans les tests les actes terroristes, les attaques informatiques et les chutes d’avion, éléments qui ne figurent pas dans le document de l’Ensreg. Les 25 experts ont jugé que les actes de malveillance ou le terrorisme ne relevaient pas de leur compétence et suggèrent que soit constitué un “groupe de travail spécifique” qui statuerait sur ces question. Reste à savoir si le commissaire Oettinger sera satisfait de cette issue.            Le 18 mai 2011 à 16:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


La première photographie des ondes électromagnétiques


first_imgLa première photographie des ondes électromagnétiquesDes chercheurs français ont réussi à mettre au point un procédé permettant de prendre en photo les ondes électromagnétiques qui nous entourent.Les chercheurs de l’Onera ont réussi à mettre au point un système qui pourrait bien répondre à toutes les polémiques et inquiétudes qui entourent les ondes électromagnétiques. Il faut dire qu’avec la prolifération des terminaux mobile équipés de la 3G et du WiFi, des réseaux Internet à domicile ou encore des micro-ondes, ces fameuses ondes électromagnétiques sont présentes dans notre quotidien. L’Onera, centre français de recherches aérospatiales situé à Toulouse, a ainsi mis au point un moyen de les photographier, après 20 ans de recherche et 5 ans de développement explique 24 Matins.  À lire aussiiPhone 5 Sosh : la mise à jour d’iOS 6 résoudrait les problèmes de 3G Les chercheurs toulousains ont ainsi créé une nouvelle technique d’imagerie baptisée EMIR. Elle utilise la chaleur produite par les ondes pour en repérer l’intensité. Un film spécial chauffe au contact des ondes électromagnétiques et le résultat est visible grâce à une caméra infrarouge. Ce sont les zones qui s’affichent en rouge sur l’écran qui sont les plus hautes en température et donc soumises aux ondes électromagnétiques. Le principal souci pour mettre au point ce système a été de trouver le matériau adéquat pour mettre au point le fameux film, ce qui explique la longueur de cette recherche. Il fallait en effet qu’il puisse chauffer rapidement sans pour autant altérer la qualité et la netteté des images recueillies. Le rendu vidéo et la mise en 3Dpermettent en outre de vérifier la trajectoire palpable des ondes. Une découverte qui servira sans aucun doute à vérifier quelles ondes sont les plus dangereuses et ainsi d’inciter les constructeurs à les éliminer… Le 15 juillet 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


P Chidambaram summoned by ED in alleged aviation scam case


first_imgNew Delhi: The ED has summoned former finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with its money-laundering probe in an alleged aviation scam during the UPA dispensation, officials said on Monday. They said the senior Congress leader has been asked to depose on August 23 before the investigating officer of the case at an Enforcement Directorate office here to record his statement. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us The case pertains to losses suffered by Air India due to an alleged multi-crore aviation scam and irregularities in fixing air slots for international airlines. Former aviation minister Praful Patel was previously grilled by the ED and it is understood that the agency now wants to question Chidambaram on their leads in this case. The Congress leader is also being probed by ED in two separate money-laundering cases of Aircel-Maxis and INX Media.last_img read more


Bangladeshi girl pleads guilty to knifing Australian


first_imgMomena Shoma. File PhotoA young Bangladeshi woman who stabbed an Australian man in the name of the Islamic State has lifted her niqab veil in court to plead guilty to intentionally engaging in a terrorist act, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.Momena Shoma, 25, refused to stand in the dock when Australian Supreme Court justice Elizabeth Hollingworth entered the court on Thursday, but lifted her facial covering when the judge asked to confirm her identity.She then pleaded guilty to engaging in a terrorist act, after she stabbed Roger Singaravelu on 9 February, as he napped next to his five-year-old daughter in the rumpus room of his Mill Park home.Singaravelu woke when he felt piercing pain in his neck and was able to wrestle the kitchen knife off Shoma, before he dashed out of the room with his daughter and got help in the street.Momena, a Bangladeshi national who came to Australia to study at La Trobe University only met Singaravelu the night before she attacked him, having moved into his family’s home to lodge, according to the New South Wales-based English-language daily.She arrived in Australia at the start of February and spent her first week at another family’s home.Momena was also charged with attempted murder but that charge was withdrawn.Documents released by the court say she intentionally engaged in a terrorist act, with the motive of ‘‘advancing a political, religious or ideological cause, namely violent jihad’’.She refused to stand when justice Hollingworth left the court and was remanded in custody to return to court for a plea hearing in January.She put the veil back over her face after entering her plea.Singaravelu was in court on Thursday, the Australian newspaper adds.The day after the stabbing, Momena told police she attacked Singaravelu ‘‘because of, ah, the order of the Islamic State’’, according to a record of interview that was among documents released last month by Melbourne Magistrates Court.She told detectives the terror organisation was calling on ‘‘everyone, even the woman. So I just felt obligated, and it was like a burden on me. Yeah, I just had to do it.‘‘I had to do it … it could have been anyone, it’s not specifically him. He just seemed like a very easy target since he was sleeping, so yeah, and I had to push myself. I wouldn’t even hurt a rat. This, I just felt like if I don’t do it I will be sinful, I will be punished by Allah.’’Singaravelu told police he was having a nap next to his daughter on a mattress when he felt pain in his neck, and saw the woman he knew as Suma pushing a knife into him.‘‘I thought that I was dreaming as I felt a sharp pain in my neck. I woke up and started screaming,’’ he said.‘‘I saw Suma right next to me, she was on her knees with both of her hands on a knife that was in my neck.‘‘Suma had such an intense look. Her eyes were so intense. She was saying ’Allah Akbar’, she kept on saying this over and over.’’ Singaravelu was later treated for a one-centimetre wound to his neck and cuts to his fingers.He told police he heard a friend went inside the house and found Momena standing in the kitchen, where, according to the friend, she claimed ‘‘it was a mission and that she had to do what she had to do’’.Momena told police she bore Singaravelu no personal grudge, but felt a ‘‘little bit burdenless’’ after the attack. She prepared for it by slashing a pillow at the other family’s home, and in the hours before the stabbing watched Islamic State propaganda videos which featured beheadings.Asked by a detective whether she travelled to Australia to study or hurt someone in the name of Islamic State, she replied, ‘‘The later one.’’last_img read more


Facebook Plans to Launch WatchLike News Tab


first_imgFacebook wants to launch a dedicated tab within its app to aggregate content from news publishers, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed during a conversation with Springer CEO Mathias Doepfner Monday morning. Plans for the news section are still in early stages, according to Zuckerberg, who said that the company was looking for input from the news industry. “We don’t want to build this in a vacuum,” he said.Zuckerberg likened the planned news tab to the way the company has broken out video in its Watch tab, which is aggregating video from a number of publishers, some of which are producing video exclusively for the platform. Facebook Watch “has started to really grow quickly,” Zuckerberg said. “We’ve decided that there really is an opportunity to do something like this with news as well.” Facebook Reportedly Working on New Snapchat-Like Messaging App for Instagram Former Oculus Head of Mobile VR Max Cohen Leaves Facebook Popular on Variety Zuckerberg didn’t share many additional details, and said the company was still trying to figure out how to balance curation with aggregation of the sources a user was already following. He also suggested that the company was looking to give publishers new ways to make money. “There is a real opportunity to have better monetization for publishers than we have today at news feed,” he said. Related He cited Facebook’s news subscription efforts as evidence that the company was looking to support the industry financially, but also had to admit that these efforts haven’t been very impactful yet. “That’s off to a reasonable start. There is lots more to do there,” he said.Facebook’s commitment to double down on news comes after the company began to de-emphasize news articles in its main news feed to re-focus on personal connections between its users. Those changes, instituted in early 2018, resulted in a 20% drop of news content shown to its users, according to numbers shared by Facebook executives shared at the time.Facebook posted a video of Zuckerberg’s hourlong conversation with Doepfner Monday morning as a first of what is supposed to be a series of talks about the future of the internet and society. Doepfner was a bit of a polarizing choice to kick off the series: The Springer CEO has led the company’s foray into the digital space, but has also been a strong advocate of recent European copyright changes, commonly known as “Article 13,” that have been criticized by many as being harmful to the internet.In his conversation with Zuckerberg, Doefner celebrated the European parliament’s recent passage of those changes, likening them to the compulsory licensing regimen the music industry has been working with for decades, and suggesting Facebook should adhere to similar rules.Article 13 had gotten a lot of public push-back from Google in particular, with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki arguing that it would make it impossible for millions of users to upload content to her site, or to view content posted by U.S. creators.But on Monday, Zuckerberg seemed open to embrace similar rules. “That’s definitely something we should be thinking about here,” he said with regards to Article 13, while also cautioning that “there is a lot of details to be worked out there.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more