The 14th Australian Masters Games are being held in Geelong in October 2013. The Australian Masters Games is one of Australia’s largest multi-sport events, with 55 confirmed sports, and is open to any players who meet the age requirements for whichever sport they choose to participate in. The Touch Football event will be held from Sunday 6th to Wednesday 9th October at King Lloyd Reserve in Newtown, Geelong. The minimum age for Touch is 30 years old (or 27 for females playing in a mixed team). Further infrmation in relation to the event is available from the attachment and www.australianmastersgames.com. Related Filestouch_football-pdfRelated LinksMasters Games
Next Naamkarann actor Zaan Khan loses 12 kg for his new TV showActor Zaan Khan lost 12 kg in a month’s time for his role in Hamari Bahu Silk.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 11, 2019UPDATED: June 11, 2019 16:40 IST Hamari Bahu Silk Zaan Khan shares his inspiring weight loss story.Zee TV’s new show Hamari Bahu Silk premiered on June 3, 2019. The show starring Chahat Pandey and Zaan Khan in the lead replaced Aapke Aa Jane Se. Zaan Khan plays Naksh Parikh, who is passionate about photography but his family wants him to join their business. The Naamkarann actor learnt photography and also lost 12 kg to get into the skin of his character.Zaan plays a 22-year-old on the show and wanted to look convincing. In order to fit into his character, the actor lost 12 kg over a period of one month. The actor spent his time playing football and going for long runs to shed those extra kilos.”I think it is important to look and feel your character. I weighed around 80kgs before I took up the character of Naksh but the script demanded me to look a certain way so I had to shed 12kgs within a month’s time and have touched 67kgs now. Well, it wasn’t easy as I had to be mindful of my diet too. I invested the majority of my time playing my favourite sport football and indulged in multiple outdoor activities which helped me get the desired look. I hope the audiences enjoy watching me as Naksh Parikh,” Zaan said in a statement. Hamari Bahu Silk traces the story of Paakhi (Chahat), who starts working as a dubbing artist for sensuous scripts after she loses her father. Zaan Khan plays Naksh Parikh, whose passion is photography but his family pressurizes him to join the family business.advertisementAlso read | Bigg Boss 11: Did Hina Khan lose 7 kg before entering the show?Also see | Anita Hassandani to Surbhi Chandna: TV actresses share amazing transformation picsAlso read | TV actress Dalljiet Kaur reveals how she lost 25 kg despite shooting for 18 hoursGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byshweta keshri Tags :Follow Zaan KhanFollow Hamari Bahu SilkFollow Naamkarann
Editors’ Recommendations If you drink your coffee black as night, then you should definitely get yourself a French press. They’re elegant, simple to use and clean, and perfect for brewing that bold, black-tar coffee you love so much. But don’t whip out your wallet and spring for just any old French press – they’re not all created equal. Most that you can buy in stores are designed with extremely thin walls, and while thinner glass does help to keep your coffee hot, it also makes the press incredibly fragile. We’re not just talking about dropping them either – we’ve seen cheaper ones crack just from temperature shock.So, if you’re planning to buy a French press, we suggest you spring for a durable one that’ll withstand your daily use and survive being put in a box if you ever decide to move. The Portland Press is just that kind of press.Designed by PDX industrial design company Bucket, the Portland Press is designed to last a lifetime. The entire thing is made from four basic materials: wood, glass, wool, and steel – all of which are sourced and manufactured in the Pacific Northwest. The hardrock maple lid is CNC milled by a woodcrafting company in Hillsboro, just West of Portland, and the wool cozy is sourced from sheep in Brownsville, just South of OSU. It’s then shipped a few miles north to be woven into fabric at a fiber mill in Lebanon, and finally makes the journey back up to Portland to be sewn together by a company named SpoolTown. As for the steel parts that make up the filter mechanism, they’re all manufactured by Custom Stamping & Manufacturing – a family run company that’s been in Portland for over 50 years.But aside from its hyperlocalized manufacturing process, the thing that sets this press apart from your typical French press is the glass. Rather than using a thin walled beaker, the Portand Press makes use of a sturdy, reliable mason jar that’s far less prone to cracking. It’s designed to be super durable, but even in the event that something does break, you’ve no need to worry – the Portland Press is backed by Bucket’s lifetime warranty. Just send it in if something breaks, and they’ll replace it free of charge. Buy one of these badboys, and you’ll quite literally never have to purchase another one as long as you live.Now that Bucket has just completed a successful crowdfunding campaign, they’ve opened up pre-orders for the Portland Press on their website. It’ll only put you back about $120. Find out more at BucketPDX.com The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway
zoom COSCO Shipyard Group has been awarded options by the Singapore-based Chellsea Group for the construction of four platform supply vessels designed by Rolls-Royce.With this contract, COSCO has ordered integrated design and equipment packages for a total of eight Rolls-Royce UT 771 WP platform supply vessels, with an option for further two.The first four are currently under construction, while the subsequent four are scheduled for delivery between the second quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.All eight vessels will be added to the fleet of two UT 755 LN vessels that are already in operation with Chellsea.Ronny Pal Kvalsvik, Rolls-Royce, Vice President Sales and Contract – Offshore, said: “We have developed a very good relationship with COSCO and Chellsea, and are of course extremely pleased that they have reaffirmed their confidence in both us and the UT-design with this latest contract.”The delivery from Rolls-Royce will comprise ship design and an extensive integrated systems package including MTU-engines, propulsion systems, power electrical systems, bulk handling systems, deck machinery, automation and control system and a dynamic positioning system that uses satellite technology to automatically maintain a vessels position without anchoring. June 6, 2014
COMMUNITY SERVICES–National Child Day Celebrated with New Child-Care Spaces Nova Scotia celebrated National Child Day, Nov. 20, a day earlythis year by announcing plans that will help even more familiesaccess quality child-care services. At a ceremony held today, Nov. 19, David Morse, Minister ofCommunity Services, announced the addition of 50 new, portable,subsidized child-care spaces for low-income families in NovaScotia. Funding for these additional child-care spaces is beingmade possible under the Multilateral Framework for Early Learningand Child Care. “The addition of 50 new, portable, subsidized child-care spacesis one more way Nova Scotia supports children and families,” saidMr. Morse. “Now more low-income families will access qualitychild care in order to attend work or school.” A family accessing a portable space can choose to use anylicensed full-day child-care centre that has signed the portablesubsidized child-care spaces funding agreement. Parents can takethe subsidy with them if they move to another area of theprovince. The spaces will be distributed in areas across theprovince. There are now more than 2,750 subsidized spaces in Nova Scotia,398 of which are portable. Portable subsidized child-care spaceswere introduced in 2000. The National Child Day celebration was held at the Art Gallery ofNova Scotia. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia operates Red, Yellow,Blue and You!, a gallery tour and studio program for childrenages three to five in licensed child-care programs. Usingspecially designed art kits and the gallery collection asinspiration, young visitors engage in interactive dialogue andhands-on art activities. The art gallery also offers professional developmentopportunities in art education for early childhood educators incollaboration with St. Joseph’s College of Early ChildhoodEducation. Art curriculum resource kits are available to earlychildhood educators that include unique materials and ideas tosupport children’s learning and creative expression across thecurriculum through the visual arts. These programs are offered inpartnership with the Department of Community Services through theEarly Childhood Development Initiative, a federal, provincial andterritorial agreement to enhance services for children andfamilies. “Our programs for early learners are designed with both childdevelopment and art education in mind, in order to providemeaningful art education opportunities,” said Dale Sheppard,educator with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. “The Art Gallery ofNova Scotia is thrilled to work in partnership with theDepartment of Community Services to help provide unique andinnovative arts education programming for Nova Scotia’s youngpeople.” Three new brochures with information on quality child care andearly childhood development were also launched today. Copies ofthe brochures can be found on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/coms . Funding for early childhood development programs in Nova Scotiais provided by the Early Childhood Development Initiative, theMultilateral Framework on Early Learning and Child Care and theprovince of Nova Scotia. These child and family programs andinitiatives include child-care subsidies, parent education andsupports, home-visiting services, enhanced training for child-care practitioners, inclusion initiatives for children withspecial needs and early language and learning services. To date, more than $36 million has already been invested inchildren’s services in Nova Scotia through the Early ChildhoodDevelopment Initiative. The Multilateral Framework on EarlyLearning and Child Care builds upon the commitment made by theinitiative. To date, more than $700,000 has been invested inquality child care under that framework. Both investments havebeen made on behalf of the government of Canada. The province ofNova Scotia has invested more than $59 million in early childhooddevelopment supports and services for children and theirfamilies. For more information on early childhood development programs andservices, see the website at www.gov.ns.ca/coms.
A senior United Nations peacekeeping official today urged Member States to bolster the world body’s mission in the Central African Republic and Chad, known as MINURCAT, so that it can protect humanitarian operations from banditry, armed clashes and other threats.“There is now an urgent need to strengthen MINURCAT up to its authorized strength and equip it so it is in a position to meet the challenges facing it,” Edmund Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told the Security Council in a briefing today.Mr. Mulet, presenting Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on the deployment of MINURCAT, said deployment now stands at 2,425 troops, around half of the 5,200 authorized by the Council, even though it took over security responsibilities in the area from European forces (EUFOR) on 15 March. He explained that the lag in troop deployment has resulted from an unusually short time period between the authorization of the force and the transfer of authority, in the context of high demand for such peacekeeping forces worldwide. Eastern Chad faces an acute humanitarian challenge, with over 290,000 Sudanese refugees from the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, more than 180,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and a further 700,000 individuals among host communities in need of food, water and health care. Northern CAR has also been affected by a spill-over from Darfur as well as by displacement from other armed groups. Because of deployment difficulties, the Secretary-General’s previous expectation that MINURCAT would reach the full strength needed to protect humanitarian operations in those areas by the end of 2009 had been revised downward, to 4,700 by that date, Mr. Mulet said. He stressed that equipment gaps – particularly the lack of 6 of 18 military helicopters requested, as well as a critical communications unit – weakened the Mission’s ability to project force and conduct operations on a 24-hour basis. “I cannot sufficiently stress the risk posed by the lack of military helicopters for the force’s operational capability,” he said, noting that the 15 patrols a day currently being conducted are limited in reach because of the low capabilities of civilian helicopters, particularly in ensuring medical evacuations. He called on the Council to “leave no stone unturned” to ensure that the Mission has the military assets and political support it needed to fulfil its mandate. On the political track, little progress had been made between parties in Chad on one hand, and between Chad and Sudan on the other, he said, urging the Council to promote the reconciliation process on both fronts. He said that in the absence of political progress, alarm is growing among humanitarian groups over an increasing number of armed attacks against aid workers. While the successful training of and deployment of the 850-strong Chadian community police force, or Détachement Intégré de Sécurité (DIS), could help, Mr Mulet stressed, ongoing support to that force is critical. He said that it is vital, in addition, that the deployment of the DIS be matched with progress in human rights and judicial and penal reform. 24 April 2009A senior United Nations peacekeeping official today urged Member States to bolster the world body’s mission in the Central African Republic and Chad, known as MINURCAT, so that it can protect humanitarian operations from banditry, armed clashes and other threats.
OTTAWA — Shopify Inc. shares are on the rise as gains in subscriber revenue powered strong second-quarter results that blew past analysts’ expectations.The Ottawa-based e-commerce platform company, which reports in U.S. dollars, says it posted a second-quarter loss of US$28.7 million, or 26 cents per share, compared with $24 million, or 23 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2018.On an adjusted basis, which removes one-time items, income for the quarter was $15.8 million, or 14 cents per share, compared with $2.5 million, or two cents per share, for the second quarter of 2018.Analysts expected net income of $3.4 million, or three cents per share, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.Total revenue in the second quarter was $361.9 million, a 48 per cent increase from the comparable quarter in 2018, and above the $350.4 million expected by analysts.Shopify shares were up C$34.68, or 8.3 per cent, at $454.09 on the Toronto Stock Exchange in early morning trading.The growth comes as Shopify expands internationally and continues to add merchants as it pushes to increase its offerings in the highly competitive online retail space. Companies in this story: (TSX:SHOP)The Canadian Press
GeoNetwork’s InterMap viewer, developed jointly by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), allows users to overlay maps from multiple servers housed at development institutions worldwide to create a customized thematic composite map on their own computer covering such variables as soil quality, vegetation and population density and marketing access. “Geographic information is crucial in identifying problems and suggesting possible solutions,” the Rome-based FAO said in a news release today. “FAO has taken a lead role in the area of spatial information management, not just in the UN system but generally. Other organizations value our experience in this area and seek our expertise in enhancing their own,” added John Monyo, Assistant Director-General of the agency’s Sustainable Development Department. GeoNetwork is unique in that it is designed specifically to help developing countries improve their ability to manage spatial information, harmonizing and improving access to FAO’s spatial databases in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food security. It promotes multidisciplinary approaches to sustainable development by allowing FAO, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and research institutions worldwide to share and distribute geographically referenced data more easily. By overlaying various map layers, InterMap can illustrate the spatial relationship between a series of variables. It can suggest, for example, the extent to which a poor transport infrastructure is keeping a region with a rich agricultural endowment in poverty. Its use of free, open-source software minimizes costs to users – a particular plus for those in developing countries, who can use, modify and redistribute the system source code and do not need to rely on foreign suppliers or costly proprietary software. GeoNetwork has proved its effectiveness in the field. In Mozambique, 12 government and international agencies working on agriculture, food security and humanitarian issues have been using it since September 2003 to share information and avoid duplication. WFP has implemented the system in its regional bureaux in Senegal, South Africa and Uganda.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Generic competition cuts Merck’s Q1 sales, profit, but it announces $15B share buyback Merck & Co. on Wednesday posted disappointing first-quarter results and cut its earnings forecast for the year. But the world’s third-largest drugmaker predicted that things would soon improve.Merck was slammed by two factors plaguing most of its rivals: growing competition from generic drugs and unfavourable exchange rates.Major drugmakers in recent years have been hurt by an unprecedented wave of patent expirations on brand-name drugs that had brought in billions each year. This has enabled makers of generic drugs to grab customers with cheaper, copycat versions.Additionally, pharmaceutical companies are being pinched by the dollar gaining ground overseas. Since drugs and other products are bought in local currencies, when the dollar’s value rises, revenue from those countries falls.Merck, which is based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., said its revenue was reduced by 2 per cent because the dollar rose sharply against the yen in Japan — a key market — and against some other currencies.That and all the generic competition combined to reduce Merck’s revenue by 9 per cent. Net income fell 8.3 per cent.CEO Kenneth Frazier said he expects better results in the second half of the year. And he noted that Merck has five drugs under review by regulators, including a promising insomnia medicine called suvorexant.“We fell short of our expectations for the top line,” Frazier told analysts on a conference call. “We knew that 2013 would be challenging, but we are confident in Merck’s future.”This isn’t the first time generic rivals have cut Merck’s revenue, but it might be the worst.In the first quarter, recent generic competition slashed sales of baldness treatment Propecia, allergy pill Clarinex, migraine drug Maxalt and, worst of all, Singulair. The asthma and allergy pill had been Merck’s top seller for several years, but its U.S. patent expired last August. Most patients quickly defected to the slew of much-cheaper generic versions.As a result, Singulair plunged 75 per cent in the first quarter, down by $1 billion to $337 million.“We haven’t seen such rapid loss (in sales as) we’ve seen with Singulair,” said Adam Schechter, Merck’s head of prescription drug marketing.Still, analysts seemed more concerned that sales of Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia declined by 4 per cent to $884 million.Januvia is now Merck’s biggest seller and a crucial driver of growth. Revenue from Januvia had been growing rapidly, fed by the worsening global epidemic of obesity-related diabetes, but the company said wholesalers reduced inventory in the first quarter.“The market is very competitive,” Schechter added. “We are seeing rebate and pricing pressures as newer competitors seek to increase their market share” by offering health plans bigger discounts and rebates.Merck said Wednesday that many sales representatives who promote multiple drugs to doctors now will focus solely on the Januvia franchise. Executives predicted mid-single-digit revenue growth in the U.S. and higher growth elsewhere for the rest of the year.Merck on Monday announced a partnership with Pfizer Inc. to develop a diabetes drug that works differently than Januvia, as a solo treatment and in combination with other drugs. Management said Wednesday that the drug could complement Januvia, as most diabetes patients must add additional drugs over time to control blood sugar, before having to start insulin shots.Overall, revenue in the first quarter was $10.67 billion, down from $11.73 billion. That’s well below the $11.11 billion analysts anticipated.Total prescription drug sales fell 12 per cent to $8.89 billion. Sales of veterinary medicines rose 2 per cent to $840 million and sales of consumer health products such as the Coppertone sun care line increased 3 per cent to $571 million.Despite the revenue declines, Merck noted strength in revenue from some of its drugs: Simponi and Remicade for immune disorders, HIV drug Isentress and vaccines, particularly Gardasil for preventing sexually transmitted diseases. Revenue from emerging markets such as China also was strong.Merck earned $1.59 billion, or 52 cents per share, down from $1.74 billion, or 56 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding $992 million in one-time items, mostly acquisition and restructuring charges, profit was down 15 per cent to $3.59 billion, or 85 cents per share. That was a nickel better than analysts expected.Frazier said the company’s stepped-up cost cutting kept the bottom line from sagging even more during the quarter.Meanwhile, Merck said it now expects 2013 earnings per share of $3.45 to $3.55, excluding one-time items. In February, it forecast $3.60 to $3.70 per share.Merck also announced plans to buy back up to $15 billion in shares, half in the next 12 months. That’s on top of $772 million in share repurchases from January through April under a prior buyback that has another $1.1 billion to spend.Frazier said the timing of the buyback was coincidental. Other drugmakers likewise have been buying back shares, although drug stocks have had a significant run-up in the last year or so after languishing for several years. Merck shares climbed from just under $30 in August 2011 to a high of $48.79 last month — barely half the October 2000 all-time high of nearly $94.A huge sell off cut Merck’s stock price by 5.1 per cent in premarket trading before bargain seekers pushed it back up somewhat. Shares closed down $1.32, or 2.8 per cent, at $45.68. More than 37 billion shares changed hands, more than double the average daily volume.___Linda A. Johnson can be followed at http://twitter.com/LindaJ_onPharma by Linda A. Johnson, The Associated Press Posted May 1, 2013 7:29 am MDT
Arnold Palmer, who died Sunday of complications from heart problems, fell just short of being the greatest player in golf history. But for a brief period, he was very nearly as good as anyone who ever played the game — and his greatness came at exactly the right time for a sport seeking viewers at the dawn of the television age.From 1958 to 1966, Palmer won seven major championships — including four green jackets at The Masters — and finished in the top 10 at 16 other majors. At the heart of that span was a five-season stretch from 1960 to 1964, which, according to our method of “major shares” (which credit players for their expected majors won based on how dominant their scores are relative to the field), still stands as the seventh-best peak performance of golf’s modern era.1For our purposes, golf entered its modern era in 1958, when the PGA Championship abandoned match play and unified all the majors under a common stroke-play format.Seventh-best doesn’t sound overly impressive, until you consider that slots 1 through 6 are four five-season stretches from Tiger Woods and two from Jack Nicklaus. In fact, that pair so thoroughly dominates any ranking of great golf seasons that merely being in their company is a rare honor. And in terms of peak greatness, Arnie is the only other player in the conversation aside from Tiger and Jack: 13Jack Nicklaus197019742054.37 PLAYERFROMTOCUTS MADEWINSMAJOR SHARES 1Tiger Woods199820022075.89 22Jack Nicklaus196919732053.69 19Jack Nicklaus196519691843.79 10Jack Nicklaus196219661964.63 21Tiger Woods200120052053.73 YEARSMAJORS 8Tiger Woods200220061964.66 4Jack Nicklaus197119752065.24 20Jack Nicklaus196119651743.76 17Arnold Palmer196119651843.94 7Arnold Palmer196019641964.78 2Tiger Woods199920032075.67 Since 1958, when the PGA Championship adopted a stroke-play format.Sources: ESPN, Yahoo Palmer didn’t remain at that level very long. He made his final top-10 finish at The Masters in 1967, and although he’d have 11 more top-10s at the other majors, he also fell out of golf’s highest tier of players around that time. While still capable of contending at majors, he didn’t do it consistently after the mid- to late 1960s. And by that point, Nicklaus had long since surpassed Palmer as the game’s top player. In Nicklaus’s absence, Palmer could have enjoyed a longer reign atop the sport, but Palmer had the misfortune of winning his first major only four years before golf’s eventual G.O.A.T. would win his.But in other ways, Palmer’s timing couldn’t have been better. His greatest stretch of seasons coincided with golf’s increased popularity in a booming postwar America, and — even more importantly — the ascendance of televised sporting events in the U.S. With good looks and a swashbuckling style that played well on TV, Palmer became the face of the sport, selling it (and himself) to growing audiences on a national stage.Ultimately, that will be Arnold Palmer’s most important golf legacy. But in all the talk about his role in popularizing the sport, we shouldn’t forget just how good he was at playing it during his prime. He wasn’t there very long, but when Palmer was at his best, only a couple players in the history of the sport were better. 5Tiger Woods199720012065.03 12Tiger Woods199620001854.54 Best 5-year runs in modern golf history 3Jack Nicklaus196319671865.45 6Tiger Woods200020042064.85 9Jack Nicklaus197219762054.65 15Tiger Woods200520091664.00 11Jack Nicklaus196419681844.59 23Arnold Palmer195919631953.68 16Arnold Palmer196219661833.97 25Arnold Palmer195819621863.67 18Tiger Woods200420081763.87 24Tiger Woods200320071953.67 14Jack Nicklaus197319772034.35
Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (May 9, 2017), we’re joined by FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring to break down the latest news from the NBA playoffs as we edge closer and closer to the conference championships. We discuss Celtics vs. Wizards and the sweeps by the Cavaliers and the Warriors. Next, the Mets have had a wild week, but is their injury-ridden squad cursed? Finally, FiveThirtyEight’s Christie Aschwanden returns to fill us in on the attempts to run a two-hour marathon. Plus, a significant digit on Ryan Howard.You can check FiveThirtyEight’s latest NBA predictions, which are updated after every game.The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks says the Celtics-Wizards series has been a game of coaching Whac-A-Mole.In his latest piece, FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring takes a look at Draymond Green’s defensive prowess.Chris also wrote about how Isaiah Thomas, the shortest guy in the NBA, became unstoppable.Rob Arthur wrote about the Mets’ unremarkable injury woes.FiveThirtyEight’s latest MLB predictions (updated after every game) currently give the Mets a 38 percent chance of making the playoffs.FiveThirtyEight’s Christie Aschwanden shared some thoughts on Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to run a two-hour marathon. He came tantalizingly close.Significant Digit: .184, Ryan Howard’s batting average for the Atlanta Braves’ Triple-A Gwinnett team. Howard was released from his contract on Monday after 11 games. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code FiveThirtyEight
Image: Leah Farrell It is clear alcohol wasn’t a factor. It was early in the evening and (Sophie’s) friends said very little alcohol had been consumed. It sounds like a freak accident as four young people were climbing a stairs.Dr McNamara said the four friends had fallen into one another like a “domino effect”.“It’s very tragic. Sophie was a young lady with her whole life ahead of her,” he added.Returning a verdict of accidental death, due to a severe skull fracture, he expressed his sympathies to Sophie’s loved ones and friends.Rory Coll thanked paramedics, hospital staff and the Gardaí.Speaking afterwards Mr Coll said his family had organised Sophie’s Ball, a fundraising ball set up in memory of Sophie, with proceeds going to the Anam Cara, a support group for parents following bereavement; the Organ Donor Garden, Salthill; and Coláiste Iognaid (The Jes), Sea Road, Galway, where his Sophie had attended. Mar 5th 2019, 10:05 PM By David Raleigh Share324 Tweet Email Student (19) died in ‘freak accident’ after ‘domino effect’ on stairwell The pathologist told the Limerick inquest that due to Sophie Coll’s “very severe” injuries, nothing could have been done to save her. Short URL Tuesday 5 Mar 2019, 10:05 PM A file photo of Dublin Coroner’s Court. Image: Leah Farrell A file photo of Dublin Coroner’s Court. 14 Comments A YOUNG GALWAY woman died in a “freak” fall from a stairs while attending a house party two years ago, her inquest heard.Sophie Coll, 19, from Barna, a second-year student attending at University of Limerick, was ascending the stairwell with three friends when one of them slipped, resulting in the group falling backwards like “dominos”.Sophie was the only one who was injured, and suffered a fatal skull fracture when her head hit impacted on a tiled floor, Limerick Coroner’s Court heard.The accident occurred at a house at Stanford Close, located near the University of Limerick on 25 September 2017.Sophie and her friends, Zoe Patterson and Keely McGrath, had earlier attended a birthday party in another house.Patterson and McGrath, who attended the inquest with Sophie’s father Rory Coll, stated in their depositions they had consumed a few cans of beer on the night but they were not inebriated.Sophie had also consumed some beer and had also possibly consumed some vodka on the night, it was heard.At the house party the three girls met another friend Darragh Hannify, a fellow business student from Clarenbridge, Co Galway.The inquest heard Hannify was leading the four friends up the stairs when he suddenly lost his footing and fell backwards.Hannify, who was not present at the inquest, told Gardaí he consumed “about two cans” and some vodka on the night.“I was halfway up the stairs, I grabbed the bannister, I bumped into it. I kind of slipped back, I know I bumped into someone, I think it was Zoe,” he stated in his deposition. https://jrnl.ie/4525911 51,764 Views When I looked back, Sophie was on the ground at the bottom of the stairs.Hannify said a crowd then gathered around Sophie and that someone called for an ambulance.Zoe Patterson, from Glanmire, Co Cork, told gardaí that Hannify “appeared to lose his balance” before stumbling on the stairs.She said they all fell back “like dominos” but that she managed to stabilise herself by grabbing hold of the bannister.“In a split second Sophie flew past me backwards before hitting tiles on the hallway floor,” she stated in her deposition.Keely McGrath, from Glenbrook, Lyne, Aherlow, Co Tipperary, stated that Hannify “kind of wobbled back and pushed back on us like dominos” as the group went upstairs.“I heard a smack on the ground and I knew Sophie had fallen… When Darragh stumbled it was completely accidental,” she added.An ambulance, which was dispatched from Nenagh, Co Tipperary, reached the house within forty minutes after receiving the emergency call.Pathologist Dr Gabor Laskai said in his opinion, that due to Sophie’s “very severe” injuries, nothing could have been done to save her.Advanced paramedic Dan New, stated in his deposition that he and a colleague spent 20 minutes administering emergency first aid to Sophie after they arrived at the house.A neck collar was also applied and her body was supported in a “vacuum mattress”.He stated that Sophie was “completely unresponsive” when she was transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick, where she was pronounced dead the following evening.Sophie’s parents had been traveling in France at the time of their daughter’s fatal fall.Her injuries were “not compatible with life” despite further attempts by doctors to resuscitate her and her family agreed to donate her organs to help give life to others, it was heard.A post-mortem found that Sophie had suffered “extensive brain damage”.Limerick Coroner, Dr John McNamara described the evidence as “extremely harrowing”. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Une offre mobile en illimité vers l’étranger par NumericableLe fournisseur d’accès à Internet Numericable va lancer une offre mobile en illimité vers l’étranger pour 10 euros par mois.Numericable se veut offensif dans la bataille des fournisseurs d’accès à Internet qui se lancent dans la téléphonie mobile, à l’image de son concurrent Free. Le câblo-opérateur “propose à tous ses abonnés au forfait mobile illimité un nouveau service exclusif permettant d’appeler en illimité depuis un téléphone portable vers l’international pour 10 euros par mois”, a ainsi expliqué un communiqué relayé par l’AFP.À lire aussiFree se met en quatre pour l’iPhone 5″Alors que l’on peut observer une tendance à la baisse des coûts des communications en Europe et dans le monde, Numericable a négocié des accords avec les principaux opérateurs internationaux (Verizon, Swisscom, Telefonica, Cable and Wireless, Tata Communications…) afin de proposer un service mobile exclusif et inédit dans le monde”, ajoute également Numericable. Disponible à partir du 19 septembre, cette offre concerne les appels vers des téléphones fixes de plus de 100 pays sur cinq continents, mais aussi les téléphones fixes et mobiles vers les Etats-Unis, le Canada et la Chine. Elle sera ensuite étendue en octobre aux appels vers le Maroc et l’Algérie pour les abonnés ayant souscrit l’option Maghreb.Le 5 septembre 2011 à 11:14 • Maxime Lambert
WhatsApp Twitter Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles WWE announced on Wednesday that The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods) would be inducting The Fabulous Freebirds into the Class of 2016 WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 32 weekend in Dallas in just two weeks.The New Day to induct The Fabulous Freebirds into WWE Hall of FameThe Fabulous Freebirds revolutionized tag team wrestling in their heyday, and now, one of the biggest beneficiaries of their innovations will induct them into the WWE Hall of Fame. Before a sold-out American Airlines Center and a worldwide audience watching on WWE Network, reigning WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day will present Michael “P.S.” Hayes, Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts and Jimmy Garvin as members of the Hall’s Class of 2016.“You talk about smooth tag team wrestling and people that wrestled like a family, the Freebirds were one of the first wrestling families that were able to take over,” Kofi Kingston told WWE.com.The tie that binds these two factions is the “Freebird Rule” Hayes and his crew created, allowing any two members of their team to participate in a match or defend their titles. Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods have used the Freebird Rule to their advantage, using it to hang on to the WWE Tag Team Titles during their two reigns as champions.“The Freebird Rule has helped The New Day in many ways,” Xavier Woods said. “It allows us to create a different kind of strategy against our opponents that no other team has. You don’t know if you’re going up against Kofi and Big E, Kofi and myself, or Big E and myself. We have different strategies for different opponents. You never know what you’re going to get, like a box of Booty-Os.”And just how does the always entertaining trio plan on honoring the Freebirds? WWE.com tried to get Kingston, Woods and Big E to offer a hint, but The New Day would not budge.“Oh, you want our secrets, huh? You want us to open our box of secrets?” Big E replied. “No, sir! You have to wait and see!”How will The New Day pay homage to one of sports-entertainment’s most influential factions? Find out when the WWE Tag Team Champions induct The Fabulous Freebirds into the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 2, live at 8 ET/5 PT, only on WWE Network!Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Trish Stratus on retiring after SummerSlam: “It just became clear that it was a farewell match” Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Xavier Woods Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Triple H Roman Reigns is in Remission The Miz Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Intercontinental and Smackdown Tag Team Championship matches added to Clash of Champions Videos Articles Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Google+ WWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up Changes New WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions crowned at Extreme Rules
Arsenal will make a late swoop for Domagoj Vida on transfer deadline day with Gunners set to offer £26.9m, according to Mirror UK.The Reds are willing to strengthen at their back and the Croatia international has been one of their priority following his impressive and successful World Cup.Arsenal is determined to bid £26.9m for the Besiktas defender believing the bid would help discourage competition from Liverpool.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.In the same vein, the Evening Standard claims that Unai Emery will make a move on the final day of the window ahead of Sunday’s game clash against Manchester City which will begin the Unai Emery era.Vida scored a header in the quarter-final against hosts Russia to give his side a 2-1 lead in extra time and when the match finished 2-2, Vida used his spot-kick in the penalty shootout to help his side advance.Vida picked up a runners-up medal as France defeated his side 4-2 in the final.
Tyler Newton, 4, sat on his mom’s lap Thursday thinking of the grandfather he never knew.The 4½-year-old, as he quickly corrected his mom, wore fiercely red sunglasses not to hide tears, but to block the afternoon sun.He was attending the Clark County Law Enforcement Memorial — with his mom, Darcy Newton, and grandma, Linda Crawford. The annual event honors local officers killed in the line of duty, including Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Crawford, Tyler’s grandfather.“I think when my kids get a little older, they’ll understand what their grandpa did,” said Newton, looking at her son as he hung close to his grandma’s legs.La Center Police Chief Tim Hopkin read the names of eight local officers killed in the line of duty, ending with Sgt. Crawford, who was killed in 2004 when a fleeing suspect rammed his patrol car.“It’s a special day,” Newton said.As it has in years past, music played a prominent role during the memorial held in the Public Service Center plaza.Officer Rey Reynolds of the Vancouver Police Department tapped his deep baritone for a powerful rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” the Portland Police Highland Guard Bagpipe Band played “Amazing Grace,” and “Taps” blared from the trumpet of Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Evans of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.Sheriff Garry Lucas, Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart and Michael Gregoire, Washington’s first gentleman, all made a point to note the shooting deaths of four Lakewood police officers, which made up more than half of the past year’s seven line-of-duty deaths.
Microsoft’s Bing search engine was unavailable on Friday in China. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images China’s government may not have censored Microsoft’s Bing search engine after all.The service’s outage stemmed from a technical problem, Reuters reported Monday, citing an anonymous source. Microsoft didn’t get any prior notice of a block from the Chinese government and it wasn’t an intentional move, the source reportedly said. The Financial Times reported last week that the outage was the result of a government order.The outage resulted in Chinese internet users who tried to access cn.bing.com being directed to an error page, as they would if they tried to access other sites blocked in the country, the outlet reported. The problem lasted from Thursday to late Friday, it noted.Microsoft confirmed the outage, but didn’t offer any comment on the cause, or the report. “We can confirm that Bing was inaccessible in China, but service is now restored,” a Microsoft spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement on Monday.Google pulled out of China in 2010 to avoid censorship, and last year an effort to bring a censored version of its service — known as the Dragonfly project — to the country was mired in controversy. Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo are among the many Western sites blocked by the Great Firewall of China.China’s Cyberspace Administration couldn’t be reached for comment. $59 at eBay Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $210 at Best Buy Angela Lang/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. 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Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Chris Monroe/CNET See at Turo What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Microsoft,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Comment Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. 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That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. See at Amazon Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See It Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sprint $999 Read the AirPods review Read the Rylo camera preview DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Share your voice 1 Amazon 7 $155 at Google Express The Cheapskate See It $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $299 at Amazon Apple iPhone XS Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $999 See It Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $6 at Tidal See it Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Internet Services Tech Industry Rylo Comments $520 at HP Boost Mobile $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X
Swara Bhasker, Pragya ThakurInstagram/IANSPragya Thakur, the BJP candidate for the Bhopal parliamentary seat, suffered an unprecedented knockout blow from Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker who termed Thakur as a Hindu terror suspect.”Terrorism has no religion but terrorists do have one. Anyone, including Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Buddhists can be accused of acts of violence and terrorism. Pragya Thakur considers herself a Hindu and is facing terror charges, so she is a Hindu terror suspect,” Swara Bhasker told reporters when she was asked about Pragya Thakur’s candidature in the Lok Sabha Elections during her participation in an NGO program.Hitting Thakur with her below the belt remarks, Swara further said that wearing a saffron doesn’t make anyone a saint. In an unabashed way, the outspoken actress continued to bash Thakur and asked if she could also wear a saffron sari and would like to be called as Sadhvi Swara Bhasker.Meanwhile, the Election Commission (EC), on Wednesday, barred Pragya Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours starting 6 a.m on Thursday, for seeking votes on religious lines thereby violating the model code of conduct (MCC). The Commission barred her from holding public meetings, processions, rallies, road shows and giving interviews, and making public utterances in the media in connection with the ongoing elections for three days.Thakur was issued two notices by the EC — one for her remarks during a TV interview and another for making remarks against former ATS chief Hemant Karkare.In an interview to a television channel over the weekend, Thakur had said that she was among the people who demolished the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 and that she was “proud” of it.”We removed a blot from the country. We went to demolish the structure. I feel extremely proud that God gave me this opportunity and I could do that. We will make sure a Ram temple is constructed at that site,” Thakur told the channel.The first notice against Thakur was issued after she said that former ATS chief Karkare died at the hands of terrorists during the 26/11 attack in Mumbai because she “cursed” him.Following a backlash, Thakur apologised admitting that Karkare was a “martyr”. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had distanced itself from her remarks.The 49-year-old is an accused in the Malegaon blasts case in which six people died and around 100 were injured in 2006. She is currently out on bail and her candidature has been challenged in the court by the father of one of the those dying in Malegaon.(With IANS Inputs)
A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) is one of the most highly anticipated films coming to Japan this autumn. The story of a high school boy who seeks to make amends for having bullied a deaf girl in the past, this emotional film explores themes of isolation and redemption. A new trailer was debuted for the film this week, with the opening date slated for September 17th in Japan.In A Silent Voice, a deaf girl named Shoko transfers into Shoya’s class in elementary school, and soon becomes the target of Shoya’s bullying due to her impairment. Shoko is unable to make friends due to the bullying, and eventually transfers away from the school.Shoya soon learns the error of his ways, as he himself becomes the victim of bullying after Shoko leaves. He spends his high school life in isolation and comes to understand the pain that he pushed onto Shoko when they were younger.He gains a chance to redeem himself when he meets Shoko again and goes to great lengths to become her friend, even learning sign language. The sign language in this film looks beautifully and carefully animated. The film will also be released with subtitles in theaters in Japan for the hearing impaired.The film’s voice acting cast is impressive, with Shoya played by Miyu Irino (Ritsu from Mob Psycho 100, Todomatsu from Osomatsu-san), and Shoko by Saori Hayami (Kotori Iida from Sweetness and Lightning, Shirayuki from Snow White with the Red Hair). In the trailer, Shoko’s voice is not done in a cutesy way but portrayed as a deaf person might speak it by Hayami.The film is an adaption of the original manga, created by Yoshitoko Oima and first published as a one shot in 2011. The manga received a regular release in 2013 with a total of 7 volumes planned. You can read the manga on Crunchyroll. The emotional trailer for this film brought tears to our eyes in two and a half minutes. We can’t wait for the full movie to be released.
Cancun, Q.R. — For the fifth year in a row, Air Canada Rouge will add their seasonal summer flights to various parts of Canada for its Mexican passengers. The additional seasonal flights will operated seven-days-a-week beginning May 1 and end October 25. Noriega says that the flights will operate via Airbus 319-100 with capacity for 136 passengers. Noriega explained that last year alone, more than 413,000 Mexican nationals visited Canada, representing an increase of 5.1 percent over the previous year. He added that these additional flights allow Mexican travelers to attend Canada’s main events.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Luis Noriega, director of Air Canada for Mexico, Central America and Cuba explained “Opening for the fifth consecutive year, this seasonal route represents a great opportunity for Mexico and Air Canada to help meet the increasing demand of Mexican travelers to the country of the maple leaf. “These routes will operate in conjunction with the other destinations we offer such as Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Cozumel, San Jose del Cabo and Zihuatanejo to the main Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax,” he noted. The airline says the additional routes will begin May 1 and offer Mexico-Canada routes from Mexican cities such as Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Cozumel, San Jose del Cabo, Zihuatanejo and Cancun.