Financial assistance for export-oriented sectors

first_imgThe Rajasthan government has made a provision for financial assistance to export units for participating in exhibitions organised abroad. The move is set to benefit export-oriented sectors such as gems and jewellery, textiles and dimensional stone.State Industries Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat said here on Tuesday that an export unit would get a maximum of ₹3 lakh every year for taking part in three international exhibitions. He said the State government had set a target for increasing exports threefold from ₹40,776 crore in 2016-17 to ₹1,21,000 crore in the years to come.With their participation in the foreign expos, the exporters would be able to get first-hand information about the demand in the global markets and formulate their plans and strategies accordingly, said Mr. Shekhawat.The Minister said the list of recipients of the export awards for 2015-16 and 2016-17 would be announced shortly. The products which are exported from the State are mainly from sectors like textile, agro and food products, engineering, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, dimensional stone, minerals, plastic, handicrafts, ready-made garments and carpets.last_img read more

19 rescued from human trafficking in Koraput

first_imgSix women and 13 minor girls were rescued by the police from a bus in Koraput district of Odisha on Wednesday night while they were being illegally trafficked to Andhra Pradesh. A couple allegedly involved in the illegal transportation was also taken into custody. According to the District Child Protection Officer of Koraput, Rajashree Das, 13 of the 19 rescued were minors. All of them were from different parts of Nabarangpur district. They had been promised jobs with hefty wages, she added.Acting on a tip-off from fellow passengers, a police team from the Borigumma police station searched the Umerkote-Visakhapatnam bus of the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation and rescued the women. Interestingly, most of the women were not aware of the destination of their bus journey. On Thursday, a team from the Child Welfare Committee, Koraput, reached Borigumma for counselling the women.last_img read more

Citi Eyes Bigger Pie Of Wealth Management In India

first_imgAmerican lender Citi said it is eyeing a greater pie of the Indian wealth management business, concentrating both on the domestic opportunity as well as non-resident Indians (NRIs).It has made two senior level appointments in pursuit of this in its private bank vertical, an official statement said, without quantifying the size of the market it aims to capture.Read it at Money Control Related Itemslast_img

Cebu City gov’t rallies behind embattled marathoner Tabal

first_imgMary Joy Tabal. FILE Photo from Cebu Daily NewsCEBU CITY—Should Cebuano marathon sensation Mary Joy Tabal be allowed to join in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the Cebu City government will make sure that she will get the training that she needs for the competition. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña made an offer for the city to help fund Tabal’s trainings when she visited city hall on Tuesday morning during a courtesy call.She was accompanied by Commissioner Ramon Fernandez of the Philippine Sports Commission, among others.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View comments LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Gabuya delivered a privilege speech during the session of the city council on Tuesday afternoon to ask the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) to explain why Tabal was excluded from the roster of Filipino athletes who would compete in the SEA Games where the Cebuana won silver in 2015.READ: Tabal no longer part of national teamBecause of Gabuya’s speech, the council passed a resolution asking Patafa to include Tabal, the only Filipino to compete in last Olympics marathon, in the lineup.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Olympian Ryan Lochte says he thought about suicide after Rio fiasco Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games The city is just waiting for Tabal to make a formal budget request that will include a breakdown of her training needs and costs, said Councilor Jerry Guardo, head of the council’s sports committee.He added the mayor also made a commitment to “fight” for Tabal’s inclusion in the SEA Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCouncilor Eugenio Gabuya, deputy mayor for sports, said the budget for Tabal’s training can be charged to the mayor’s discretionary fund or Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. funds whichever is available.“As to how much (funding is needed) that is still to be determined,” he added. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

ONE: Suzuki makes quick work of PH’s Pacio

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Suzuki had early control of the match and eventually slapped a rear-naked choke on Pacio as the Filipino tapped out 3:17 into the first round.Pacio was supposed to vie for the title once more, after losing his first championship match against Yoshitaka Naito, in the event of a win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Hayato Suzuki vs Joshua Pacio. in their ONE Championship bout in Macau. PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPMACAU—Hayato Suzuki derailed Joshua Pacio’s title aspirations after scoring a quick victory in their strawweight clash in ONE Championship: Kings & Conquerors Saturday at Cotai Arena here.The Japanese is still undefeated and improved to 17-0-2 while Pacio slipped to 9-2 and his second loss in three fights.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Boku spoils Kelly’s ONE Championship return DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Glittering start to Tabal’s journey to Tokyo Olympics

first_imgMOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LOOK: Mayweather says he’ll party all week leading to McGregor fight LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “We have a long-term plan all the way to Tokyo 2020, I don’t want to commit the same mistakes I had in Rio, so this early I want to prepare,” added Tabal who stands to receive P300,000 from the Philippine Sports Commission.READ: Tabal wins half marathon in CanadaBy all indications, Tabal has already put aside her rift with the Philippine Track and Field Association as she went on to hug Patafa chief Philip Ella Juico at the end of the race.Juico stationed himself by the drinking station and even handed her drinks in one of the four loops around Putrajaya government district.She also made no mention of her strained relations with the athletics body that sacked her twice in the last two years over issues regarding her coaches and sponsors.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Mary Joy Tabal wins the first gold medal for the Philippines when she ruled the women’s marathon at the 2017 SEA Games in Putrajaya, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZPUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — Soon after crossing the finish line in this kingly, immense district, Mary Joy Tabal said she would like to immediately visit a church.“It’s been a long time since I went to church, I have so much to thank God for,” said Tabal after ruling the Southeast Asian Games women’s marathon for the country’s first gold.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Her gold medal victory, the first for the Philippines in this SEA Games, made it all seemed right.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tabal said that every time she passed by the end of the loop where Filipino fans were gathered, “it’s like all my hardships disappear.”READ: Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathonFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I would feel very heavy physically, but I just decided to go my own pace. I knew that God will guide me as long as I keep running and keep my own pace” said Tabal.Now the petite lass from Guba, Cebu City is setting her sights on the Asian Games next year in Indonesia. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

Methyl salicylate overdose

first_imgDefinitionMethyl salicylate is a wintergreen-scented chemical found in many over-the-counter products, including muscle ache creams. Methyl salicylate overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of a product containing this substance.This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.See also: Sports cream overdoseAlternative NamesDeep heating rubs overdose; Oil of wintergreen overdosePoisonous IngredientMethyl salicylate, a compound similar to aspirinWhere FoundDeep-heating creams (Ben Gay, Icy Hot) used to relieve sore muscles and jointsOil of wintergreenSolutions for vaporizersNote: This list may not include all products that contain methyl salicylate.SymptomsBladder and kidneys:Kidney failureEyes, ears, nose, and throat:Eye irritationLoss of visionRinging in the earsThroat swellingHeart and blood:CollapseLow blood pressureLungs and airways:Difficulty breathingNo breathingRapid breathingNervous system:AgitationComa (decreased level of consciousness and lack of responsiveness)ConfusionConvulsionsDeafnessDizzinessDrowsinessHallucinationsHeadacheFeverSeizuresStomach and intestines:NauseaVomiting, possibly bloodyHome CareSeek immediate medical help. Do NOT make a person throw up unless told to do so by Poison Control or a health care professional.Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following information:Patients age, weight, and conditionName of the product (ingredients and strengths, if known)Time it was swallowedAmount swallowedPoison Control, or a Local Emergency NumberThe National Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) can be called from anywhere in the United States. This national hotline number will let you talk to experts in poisoning. They will give you further instructions.advertisementThis is a free and confidential service. All local poison control centers in the United States use this national number. You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. It does NOT need to be an emergency. You can call for any reason, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Take the container with you to the hospital, if possible.See: Poison control center – emergency numberWhat to Expect at the Emergency RoomThe health care provider will measure and monitor your vital signs, including temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure. Symptoms will be treated as appropriate. You may receive:Activated charcoalBreathing support, including tube through the mouth and breathing machine (ventilator)Chest x-rayEKG (heart tracing)Fluids through a vein (by IV)Kidney dialysis (machine)LaxativeMedicine (sodium bicarbonate) to reverse the effect of the medicationTube from the mouth into the stomach to empty the stomach (gastric lavage)Outlook (Prognosis)How well you do depends on how much salicylate is in the blood and how quickly treatment is received. The faster you get medical help, the better the chance is for recovery.Most people can recover if the effect of the salicylate can be stopped (neutralized).Internal bleeding is possible, and blood transfusion may be needed. Endoscopy, or passing a tube through the mouth into the stomach, may be required to stop internal bleedingMethyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen) is the most poisonous (toxic) form of the salicylates.ReferencesTintinalli JE, Kelen GD, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM. Salicylates. In: Tintinalli JE, Kelen GD, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM, eds. Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 6th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2004:chap 170.Kerr F, Krenzelok EP. Salicylates. In: Shannon MW, Borron SW, Burns MJ, eds. Haddad and Winchesters Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 48.Seger DL, Murray L. Aspirin and Nonsteroidal Agents. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al., eds. Rosens Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2013:chap 149.Review Date:1/20/2014Reviewed By:Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

Asian Games: Arpinder Singh wins first GOLD in men’s triple jump in 48 Years

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementIndia’s Arpinder Singh bagged gold in the men’s triple jump competition at the 18th edition of the ongoing Asian Games here on Wednesday.Arpinder Singh clinched India’s first men’s triple jump gold in 48 years, with a jump of 16.77m and he also took India’s Gold tally to 10. Uzbekistan’s Ruslan Kurbanov won silver with a jump of 16.62m while China’s Shuo Cao won bronze (16.56m).The 25-year old from Amritsar also bagged a bronze medal at the 2014 edition of Commonwealth games with a 17.17m leap and creating a new national record, but he had failed to win a medal at a major tournament since.Although Arpinder won a gold, it wasn’t his best performance as he was well below his best of 17.09m, which he did during the National Inter-State Championships in June, which had put him at number three in the Asian rankings.This will come as a major confidence booster for Arpinder, as he failed to qualify for Rio Olympics two years back and had also narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast which took place earlier this year.India’s last Asian Games gold medal in men’s triple jump had come in 1970 from Mohinder Singh Gill.This medal he won today is also special for him as August 29,2018, which is celebrated as National Sports Day in India.Twitter erupted with congratulation messages for the 25-year-old from Amritsar. From Politicians to sports figures, everyone took their time to wish Amrinder Singh.BJP National party president was the first to congratulate Amrinder Singh:Nation is delighted and proud of Arpinder Singh for winning the Gold medal in men’s triple jump at #AsianGames2018 . Many Congratulations. pic.twitter.com/B2nc4tFsDl— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 29, 2018Cricket Mohammad Kaif also wasn’t far behindCongratulations to Arpinder Singh and Swapna Burman for their respective Gold’s .Absolutely top effort #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/qMQqlt5aGV— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 29, 2018Home Minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated Arpinder:Arpinder Singh’s amazing performance in the Men’s Triple Jump event at the Asian Games is a huge morale booster for upcoming Indian athletes. Congratulations to him on his Gold Medal. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/Rumiv8HX1q— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 29, 2018He is supported by Anglian Medal Hunt Company, a company that supports young Indian athletes towards international competitive success, with an especial aim at the Olympics and we are hopeful he can medal at the Olympics.Also Read-Asian Games: Neeraj Chopra creates history by winning India’s first ever GOLD medal in Men’s Javelin (VIDEO)last_img read more

Arsenal teenager Nelson explains loan move to Hoffenheim

first_imgArsenal teenager Reiss Nelson has said he moved to Hoffenheim on loan to become “a better footballer and a better person.”The 18-year-old has made a huge impression with the Bundesliga side in 2018-19, scoring six goals in 11 appearances in all competitions. Nelson broke through with the Gunners last season, making 15 appearances for the senior side in all competitions.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But the England youth international opted for a loan switch to the Bundesliga this season in search of more regular minutes. The move has paid off thus far, with Nelson being named the Bundesliga’s Rookie of the Month for October after tallying three goals and one assist in the month. “For me, I always want to be the best player I can be,” Nelson told BBC Sport.”I’m 18 and I thought going to the Bundesliga will give me a challenge and doing that would make me become a better footballer and a better person as well throughout life.”I wanted to challenge myself and see what I could do. It’s going well so far.”It’s incredible. But I’ve just got to keep it up. It’s not just for the six games, I’ve got to do it throughout the season.”Though he’s quickly found a home in Germany, Nelson still sees his long-term future with the Gunners and has said he wants to be a club legend in north London.”Arsenal are my boyhood club,” Nelson said. “I’ve been with them since I was eight, so that’s 10 years.”I just want to go back there stronger because at the time I was at Arsenal I was 16, 17 and I didn’t feel confident.”I didn’t think I was a man, but now I’m feeling stronger and I think a couple more months or even a year in Hoffenheim will make me strong and give me the belief and confidence to go back to Arsenal and do very good there.”I want to be an Arsenal legend. And, for England, it’s the best. You can’t beat playing for your country I don’t think.”last_img read more

WWE Gossip: Has Lana revealed her in-ring gear?

first_imgWWE Superstar CJ Perry or ‘Lana’ as she is known might have finally revealed her in-ring gear on Total Divas as she gets ready to make her debut on Smackdown LIVE.She has been in and around the business for the longest of times, showing glimpses of her athleticism but she has never quite went onto have a singles run or wrestling much.The ravishing Russian has always been seen giving promos and being an arm candy to her husband Rusev, who she recently got married to.However, after the recent ‘Superstar Shake-Up’, Lana along with Rusev was drafted to Smackdown LIVE and it has been teased for quite a while that she is going to hit the ground running and start a career of her own in the ring.Since Lana comes from a dance background, WWE has been teasing their fans with videos and pictures of her performing dance moves and wooing the audience and if rumors are to be believed she has also been given the ‘Emmalina’ gimmick that RAW superstar Emma was assigned but was forced to abandon as officials felt that she can’t pull it off.Lana has toured with NXT before and worked inside the ring here and there in certain storylines but with WWE teasing her in-ring debut and with Natalya tweeting an image of herself and Lana in wrestling gear – which totally goes with the previous dance videos posted by the company, time is perhaps finally here to see her debut in the recent future on Tuesday nights.advertisementOh hello @LanaWWE! …just getting ready for an all new episode of #totaldivas tonight! ……  9/8c ONLY on #E! pic.twitter.com/xvCxFTS3LP- Nattie (@NatbyNature) April 19, 2017last_img read more

WATCH: Mbappe nets screamer on PSG debut

first_imgVideos VIDEO: Mbappe nets first PSG goal with a debut stunner Last updated 2 years ago 04:39 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Videos Kylian Mbappé Metz v PSG Metz PSG Ligue 1 The forward got on the scoresheet in his first game for the Ligue 1 giants, putting them out in front of Metz Kylian Mbappe didn’t take long to bring his goal-scoring ways to Paris Saint-Germain.The 18-year-old got his first start for the club in Friday’s Ligue 1 showdown with Metz, playing up front alongside Neymar and Edinson Cavani, and found a goal on his debut as well. PSG 13/2 for CL title with dabblebet 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 Cavani had opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark, but Emmanuel Riviere had the home side level at the interval. But Mbappe had PSG back in front on 59 minutes with a well-taken strike from just outside the box, latching on to a poor clearance and smashing it home to give PSG a 2-1 lead. The youngster nearly made it three for his side and two for himself just moments later, but for his sliding strike hitting the side of a defender who knew little about it on the way into the net. The goal opened the floodgates for PSG, with the side romping to a 5-1 victory.Check out Mbappe’s debut goal in the video above.last_img read more

Barcelona equal their best start in La Liga

first_imgBarcelona Barcelona equal their best start in La Liga Goal Last updated 2 years ago 06:53 11/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Paco Alcacer Barcelona Getty Images Barcelona Sevilla Barcelona v Sevilla Primera División Through 11 matches the side has racked up 31 points, matching the marks set in back-to-back seasons half a decade ago Barcelona continued a fine start to La Liga play with a 2-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday.The win left the Blaugrana on 31 points through 11 matches, top of the league and tied with the club’s best-ever mark at this point of the season. Barcelona 13/2 to win UCL 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 Barca reached the same mark in back-to-back seasons with both the 2012/13 and 2013/14 teams racing out of the blocks as well. 31 pts – Barcelona have equaled their best start after the first 11 games of a La Liga season (31 points, 2012/13 and 2013/14). Optimism. pic.twitter.com/dLhuwBMiRT— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 4, 2017While the strong start should leave fans optimistic about their chances of winning the league, history says it’s still 50/50, with the 12/13 team having won the title and 13/14 team having finished second behind Atletico Madrid. The club should be boosted by the fact that a new star is emerging at Camp Nou. With Neymar sold to PSG this summer and Luis Suarez struggling to find his form, Barca have found a ray of hope in the form of Paco Alcacer.The 24-year-old scored both goals against Sevilla and has now netted nine times in his last nine starts for the Spanish giants. 9 – Paco Alcacer has scored nine goals in his last nine starts for Barcelona in all competitions. Productive. https://t.co/GlnWTuoREj— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 4, 2017The win pushed Barcelona’s lead at the top of the table to four points while they now lead Real Madrid by 11, with Los Blancos set to face Las Palmas on Sunday.last_img read more

Government Facilitating Access to Sport for All

first_img Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to make sport accessible to all.This, she says, is one of the key objectives of the National Sport Policy, which aims to ensure that Jamaicans are healthier.“We embrace the concept of sport for all, as it promotes the health and social benefits to be derived by all members of society through regular physical activity,” Ms. Grange said.Her remarks were made in a speech delivered by State Minister, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, during the opening ceremony for the 8th annual Caribbean Conference on Sport Sciences at the University of Technology (UTech) in St. Andrew on April 13.Ms. Grange said not only does sport bring people together and help to raise national pride and international profile, but it also aids in maintaining healthy lifestyles.“Studies have shown the importance of engaging in regular physical activity from a young age, which means that physical activity not only produces an immediate benefit, but is also an investment for the future well-being and health of the individual,” she said.The Minister noted that regular moderate physical activity, such as walking, cycling, or participating in sports, has significant benefits for health, including reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, colon and breast cancer, and depression.She pointed out, however, that physical inactivity has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality, causing an estimated 3.25 million deaths globally.Against this background, Ms. Grange said the Government remains committed to ensuring that future generations benefit from efforts to have sport made accessible to all.She said this was evidenced in the Administration’s continued provision of financing and other forms of assistance through the Sports Development Foundation and Institute of Sports.Ms. Grange indicated that key infrastructural upgrades are being undertaken at the National and Trelawny stadiums to bring these facilities up to international standards.“An important effect of these upgrades is that members of our national family who have disabilities will have greater access to the facilities,” she said.The conference, which was held under the theme ‘Sport for All’, saw sport stalwart awards being presented to football coach and analyst, Bradley Stewart; former Boys’ Town and national senior football player, Ali McNab; and late sports administrator Pat Anderson (posthumously). Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to make sport accessible to all. “Studies have shown the importance of engaging in regular physical activity from a young age, which means that physical activity not only produces an immediate benefit, but is also an investment for the future well-being and health of the individual,” she said. “An important effect of these upgrades is that members of our national family who have disabilities will have greater access to the facilities,” she said. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Vopak Sells European Petroleum Terminals

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Dutch tank storage company Royal Vopak has reached an agreement with First State Investments on the sale of its petroleum terminals in Algeciras, Amsterdam and Hamburg.The transaction, worth EUR 723 million (USD 811.7 million), is subject to certain conditions and is expected to close in the second half year of 2019.As informed, the divestment follows the strategic review of these terminals announced in 2018. The combined operational capacity of the three terminals is 2,288,000 cbm.In line with its strategy, Vopak is shifting its portfolio further towards industrial, chemicals and LNG, LPG and chemical gases terminals with access to further growth opportunities.“Today’s announcement is a next step in the delivery of our strategy and the alignment of our portfolio based on long term market developments. In Europe, our main focus is to further strengthen our position in the major industrial clusters Rotterdam and Antwerp,” Eelco Hoekstra, CEO Vopak, commented.“Globally, we currently have more than 2 million cbm under construction and new projects will be announced to grow our portfolio with a focus on industrial, chemical, and gas terminals and to maintain our strategic position in hub locations.”“We are delighted to have reached an agreement with Vopak on the acquisition of the terminals in Algeciras, Amsterdam and Hamburg. This diversified portfolio of … oil product storage terminals provides an excellent fit with First State’s long term infrastructure investment philosophy,” according to Marcus Ayre, Partner First State Investments, the international arm of Colonial First State Global Asset Management.Apart from the three terminals, Vopak also conducted a strategic review of its terminal in Tallinn in 2018, subsequently deciding to dispose of the facility.On April 3, 2019, Vopak and its partner Global Ports Investments revealed that they have divested their 100% effective share ownership in the 50/50 joint venture Vopak E.O.S. to Liwathon.Vopak E.O.S. operates a total storage capacity of 1,026,000 cbm in the Port of Tallinn and includes the railway company E.R.S. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Vopak E.O.S.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Celebrates First Heritage Day

first_img 2016 Joseph Howe 2017 Mi’kmaq Heritage 2018 Mona Louise Parsons 2019 Maud Lewis 2020 Africville 2021 Edward Francis Arab 2022 Grand Pré Nova Scotians will enjoy a new statutory holiday on Feb. 16. Deputy Premier Diana Whalen and Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince launched Nova Scotia Heritage Day at Province House, today, Feb. 6. “A mid-winter holiday is something many Nova Scotians wanted. For nearly 10 years I have lobbied for a February holiday, and now I am pleased we’re able to make it happen,” said Ms. Whalen. “Nova Scotia Heritage Day will give Nova Scotians an opportunity to celebrate our collective cultural heritage and the contributions of all Nova Scotians.” Nova Scotia’s P-12 students helped name the holiday and the succession of people, places and events to be honoured in the coming years. This year the holiday celebrates African Nova Scotian Viola Desmond. She was arrested when she refused to leave the whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre in 1946. An online exhibit featuring scanned records pertaining to her case will be available on the Nova Scotia archives website in February. “Honouring Ms. Desmond’s legacy during African Heritage Month is a fitting tribute,” said Mr. Ince. “Her story epitomizes the strength of character we Nova Scotians are known for.” In conjunction with African Heritage Month, there are several activities being held across the province in recognition. The North End Business Association is hosting a workshop to create a commemorate piece at the North Branch Library and Music Nova Scotia is having a song-writing contest. For the next seven years, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage will work with communities to commemorate Nova Scotia Heritage Day and recognize its upcoming honourees. The next seven persons, places or events to be celebrated were announced at the launch. They are: “Along with a ‘day-off’ this yearly recognition will be a designated, annual reminder of our varied and rich, diverse history and allow us to build pride in our province, its past, present and future,” said Mr. Ince. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, and the Museum of Industry in Stellarton will be open and free to the public. Nova Scotia Heritage Day will fall on the third Monday in February each year. Provincial Government offices will be closed during regular business hours on Feb. 16. For information on labour standards visit http://novascotia.ca/lae/employmentrights/NovaScotiaHeritageDay.asp . For information on Viola Desmond and other upcoming honourees visit http://heritageday.novascotia.ca . For events commemorating Viola Desmond and African Heritage month visit http://ansa.novascotia.ca/events-calendar: .center_img FOR BROADCAST USE Nova Scotia’s first February holiday launched today, Feb. 6th, at Province House. Deputy Minister Diana Whalen and Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince revealed the Nova Scotia Heritage website and announced the next seven honourees: Joseph Howe, Mi’kmaq Heritage, Mona Louise Parsons, Maud Lewis, Africville, Francis Arab, and Grand Pré. Viola Desmond is the holiday’s first honouree for 2015. Nova Scotia Heritage Day will fall on the third Monday in February each year. Provincial Government offices will be closed during regular business hours on February 16. For more information visit heritage day-dot-gov-dot-n-s-dot-c-a. -30-last_img read more

Mercury rising in Delhi thunderstorms likely later

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Saturday with the maximum temperature expected to hover around 39 degrees Celsius, with thunderstorms and squalls expected in the later part of the day. The minimum temperature was recorded at 22.4 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average. “The sky was clear in morning. Thunderstorm with squall is likely to take place,” an Indian Meteorological Department official said. At 8.30 a.m. the humidity was recorded at 58 per cent. On Friday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 39.3 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season’s average, while the minimum was season’s average at 20 degrees Celsius.last_img read more

Alerte Météo France orange nouvel épisode neigeux en IledeFrance dans le Centre

first_imgAlerte Météo France orange : nouvel épisode neigeux en Ile-de-France, dans le Centre et les Pays de la LoireAprès un week-end passé sous la neige, le calme est un peu revenu sur l’Hexagone. Mais 14 départements sont toujours placés en vigilance orange par Météo France qui prévoit l’arrivée d’un nouvel épisode neigeux en Ile-de-France, dans le Centre et les Pays de la Loire.La France s’est recouverte ce week-end d’un manteau de neige très épais qui a grandement compliqué le quotidien dans plusieurs régions. Dès vendredi, les flocons ont commencé à tomber en abondance recouvrant les rues d’une couche blanche qui n’était pas prête de s’en aller. Ces deux dernières jours, les transports et le trafic ont ainsi été grandement perturbés en plusieurs endroits et notamment en Ile-de-France. Néanmoins, la situation a retrouvé un peu de calme ce lundi matin en matière d’intempéries. Les conditions de circulation sont meilleures que prévu sur le réseau routier et dans les transports publics. “Les conditions climatiques de cette nuit, avec des températures légèrement positives, ont permis d’améliorer significativement l’état des routes”, en Ile-de-France, a indiqué dans un communiqué la préfecture de police, qui annonçait un trafic “fluide sur l’ensemble du réseau routier structurant” quoique “perturbé localement sur le réseau secondaire”. De même, la RATP a fait état d’un trafic meilleur que celui prévu dimanche, avec 75% des lignes de bus assurées en banlieue parisienne et presque 100% à Paris intramuros.La circulation des trains, elle, était assurée à 97% dans toute la France selon la SNCF, qui annonçait cependant des retards sur ses TGV, liés à des ralentissements pour raison de sécurité, pouvant aller de 20 à 40 minutes, rapporte l’AFP. En outre, aucun retard n’était constaté avant 08H00 dans les aéroports parisiens d’Orly et de Roissy-Charles de Gaulle où 40% des vols ont été supprimés, selon Aéroports de Paris.Jusqu’à 7 centimètres de neige dans l’Ouest À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de largeCependant, ceci ne sera qu’un court répit puisque la neige va déjà revenir sur plusieurs départements. En effet, Météo France prévoit un nouvel épisode neigeux en Ile-de-France, ainsi qu’en Eure-et-Loir, dans le Loir-et-Cher, le Loiret, la Mayenne, l’Orne et la Sarthe. “Une première vague de précipitations sous forme de neige ou pluie et neige mêlées s’étend actuellement du Centre aux Pays de la Loire et vers le Nord de la Bretagne”, aindiqué Météo-France dans son bulletin de 6h.”La perturbation gagne rapidement toute la région Centre et de l’Île de France. Les chutes de neige (par moments mêlées de pluie) s’atténueront à la mi-journée mais s’accentueront à nouveau en fin d’après-midi et soirée: le cumul de neige de la journée sera compris entre 2 et 5 centimètres”, a ajouté Météo-France selon qui la fin de l’événement est prévu “pour lundi 22h”. Dans l’Ouest, le cumul de neige attendu est de 2 à 7 centimètres.Actuellement, 14 départements sont toujours placés en vigilance orange à la neige et au verglas. et en cinq autres, le Lot-et-Garonne, la Haute-Garonne, les Hautes-Pyrénées, le Gers, le Tarn-et-Garonne, en raison d’un risque de crues importantes. Le 21 janvier 2013 à 11:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Nike Announces Paul George 3 NASA Sneaker and Clothing Line

first_img Space is cool. I think we can all come to a consensus on that, yeah? It’s big. It’s vast. There’s planets and stars and asteroids and look, I’m not saying there’s definitely aliens but I’m also not saying there’s aren’t aliens, either. And over the last few decades no organization has propelled our understanding of the universe we live in quite like NASA.Maybe the love they’re getting these days is long overdue but it’s rad to see it happen regardless. NASA is everywhere these days. Those official flight jackets are everyday wardrobe staples for the fashion-minded. Vans recently released their “Voyager” collection of NASA-inspired shoes and clothing that sold out almost instantaneously. It was only a matter of time before the king of the sneaker game, Nike, got involved.In collaboration with NASA, the PG 3 “NASA” draws inspiration from NASA’s Armstrong Building 703 in PG’s hometown of Palmdale, Calif. (Photo Credit: Nike)On Saturday, January 26, Nike will launch the Paul George 3 x NASA collection. The highlight of the line is the new signature sneaker for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s George (or “PG”), which is a stunning piece on a visual level but also utilizes plenty of new tech to up the sneaker’s performance quality.It’s not the first time PG’s sneaker line has drawn inspiration from different corners of geekdom — the lifelong gamer has gotten PlayStation involved in his signature sneaker line plenty over the last year. It’s sometimes hard to remember that basketball sneakers are crafted to elevate a player’s game first and foremost and PG and Nike designer Tony Hardman are very much keeping that in mind with the PG 3.The shoe features a mesh upper and a lighter midsole foam, making for a shoe that comes in a whole ounce lighter than the PG 2.5 (that may not seem like much but relative to the weight of a shoe, it makes all the difference).The quote emblazoned on the heel of the PG ‘NASA’ shoe reads: a quote emblazoned on the heel of the shoe, a favorite of PG’s: “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” (Photo Credit: Nike)Then there are the actual NASA accents: the shoe’s mesh upper is a bright NASA orange with bright blue and red accents on the sides. The sole and fabric upper are a cool metallic silver. The tongue sports an American flag patch and the heels feature a NASA logo on one shoe and the official Apollo 11 logo on the other.Each shoe also sports the numbers “93552,” the zipcode for George’s hometown of Palmdale, CA (which also happens to be the location of a NASA research center). But the coolest detail is a quote emblazoned on the heel of the shoe, a favorite of PG’s: “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”Photo Credit: NikeIn addition to the sneakers, the line features a dope backpack in NASA orange, a blue tracksuit that draws inspiration from NASA flight suits, cool tees, and a dad hat. It’s a great lineup for fans of Paul George, Nike, or just space exploration as a whole. I’d say it looks like the sky is the limit for Nike in 2019 but, well, you know. There are footprints on the moon.The Paul George x NASA collection is available on Nike.com starting January 26.More on Geek.com:10 Best Geeky Sneakers of 20187 Sneakers Your Favorite DC Superhero Would WearVersace Designer Teases Apple Computer-Inspired Sneakers Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have LeakedBest Sneakers of Summer 2019 Stay on targetlast_img read more

Mice whistling love songs not just so much flirting

first_imgAn adorable discovery made with the leadership of a Washington State University Vancouver student could have real implications for the medical field.Elena Mahrt, a 29-year-old zoology doctorate student at WSU, helped lead an international team of researchers to study the way mice make ultrasonic sounds — or “love songs,” as scientists affectionately call the crooning sounds male mice make to woo females.It’s long-standing knowledge in the scientific community that mice make these sounds, too high-pitched for the human ear. But until now, they have not known how they do so.Mahrt, along with a researcher from the University of Cambridge, University of Washington and University of Southern Denmark, have discovered that mice whistle using their windpipes, bypassing their vocal cords entirely. The study published in Current Biology describes how mice force a small jet of air from their windpipe against the wall of the larynx, producing the whistling noise.Mahrt and her adviser, Christine Portfors, assure that the research, besides being cute, could change the way doctors treat conditions that affect speech.“What we are trying to understand is how humans communicate,” Mahrt said.The research, funded by the National Science Foundation and the university, allowed researchers to genetically modify mice to compare how certain genes can affect speech patterns. Mahrt uses autism as an example. By tweaking a mouse’s genes to replicate human autism, scientists can study how their ability to vocalize changes.“For many people, sometimes things don’t quite go right,” Mahrt said. “Their social behaviors are different. We don’t understand why is that going on in the human brain. We’re able to recreate this problem in a mouse model.”last_img read more

Laughing gas in labor at Legacy

first_imgWomen in labor at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center can now find some relief from an unexpected source: laughing gas.Last month, Legacy’s family birth center became the first in Southwest Washington to offer nitrous oxide to pregnant women in labor at the hospital. The nitrous oxide — which is a 50-50 mix with oxygen — can be used from the time the woman is admitted until the baby is born without any negative effects to mom or baby, said Shelora Mangan, clinical nurse specialist at Legacy Salmon Creek.Unlike other labor pain relief options, such as IV fentanyl and epidurals, nitrous oxide leaves a woman’s system almost immediately without any lingering effects. The gas doesn’t metabolize in the liver — it’s cleared through the lungs — so it’s out of the woman’s system in 30 to 60 seconds, Mangan said.“We have a lot of mommies who want to go natural,” said Ami Davis, the birth center’s nurse manager. “This is very non-invasive. It gives an extra option.”So far, about two dozen women have used nitrous oxide during labor. Some have used it in lieu of other drugs, others have used it to prolong the need for an epidural. The nitrous oxide gives women the freedom to move around during labor, whereas an epidural means the woman is limited to her bed, Davis said.The laughing gas is controlled by the woman and can be stopped or started at any time during labor. When a contraction begins, the woman brings the mask to her face and breathes in the gas. She controls how much gas is inhaled and when to stop. Within seconds of pulling the mask away, the effects of the gas are gone.last_img read more