Sumo in uproar as women first responders ordered out of ring

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In this March 10, 2018, photo, sumo chief Nobuyoshi Hakkaku, center in a gray tie, watches a ceremony to purify the ring before the start of the Spring Grand Sumo tournament in Osaka, western Japan. Hakkaku, head of the Japan Sumo Association, apologized over an incident in which women first responders were asked to get out of the ring as they attempted to revive an official who collapsed in Maizuru, western Japan, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. In sumo’s tradition, the ring is considered sacred and women are prohibited from entering. (Kyodo News via AP)TOKYO — The head of Japan’s sumo association has apologized over an incident in which women first responders were asked to get out of the ring as they attempted to revive an official who collapsed.In sumo’s tradition, the ring is considered sacred and women are prohibited from entering.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery “Of course it is important to protect tradition, but the way it excludes women perhaps is out of step with the times, and that’s how I feel as a woman,” said Yurika Mita, a newscaster on a Fuji Television Network talk show. “Without the women’s effort, the life of one person might have been lost.”Sumo’s male-only tradition has raised controversy for decades, with even top women politicians barred from honoring winners in the ring.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That posed a problem Wednesday when Ryozo Tatami, the 67-year-old mayor of Maizuru in northern Kyoto, collapsed during a ring-top speech. Two women, apparently medical experts, rushed in and started performing first aid as several male sumo officials surrounding the mayor looked on.When two more women rose to the ring trying to join the first aid effort, announcements demanded the women get out of the ring.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Ladies, please get off the ring,” a sumo referee said, determinedly. “Only gentlemen go up.”Footage posted on social media triggered outrage, with many criticizing sumo officials and saying they were choosing tradition over life. LATEST STORIES Alaska taps Ohio alum Campbell as PBA Comm’s Cup import Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sumo chief Nobuyoshi Hakkaku called the announcement inappropriate and apologized late Wednesday, while thanking the women for working to save the mayor.In a statement, Hakkaku said the announcement was made by an official who panicked after seeing the women in the ring, but never touched on the divisive tradition.“It was an inappropriate response in a life-threatening situation,” Hakkaku said.The mayor, who had an acute cerebral hemorrhage, survived and was in stable condition Thursday after receiving emergency surgery at a hospital, city officials said.The footage posted on YouTube was shown on major Japanese networks and other media as the news topped headlines Thursday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

More energy urged to secure radioactive material

first_img“Thousands of these sources have been lost, stolen or abandoned,” said the report sent to Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, who had requested the GAO review. The radioactive materials are used in everything from medical devices and remote generators to oil drilling equipment and to power lighthouses and weather stations. The devices contain such radioactive isotopes as cobalt-60, cesium-137 and strontium-90 in encapsulated or sealed small amounts. But if terrorists obtained a large number of these devices, they could be used to fashion a “dirty bomb” that would explode like a conventional explosive, but would scatter radioactive dust and debris. While there is no danger of a nuclear explosion, terrorist experts have said a dirty bomb – though not likely to cause any deaths beyond those from the conventional explosion – could cause panic and result in an expensive cleanup. The GAO report said the U.S. program has focused on securing material at medical facilities, but has made little progress in assuring that other, sometimes more dangerous sources are secure. WASHINGTON – The Energy Department has not done enough in Russia and in developing countries to secure radioactive material that could be used to make a so-called dirty bomb, congressional investigators said Tuesday. A report by the Congressional Accountability Office said that over the past four years security has been improved at hundreds of sites containing radioactive material in 40 countries but “many of the highest-risk and most dangerous sources still remained unsecured.” The GAO, Congress’ investigative arm, said the government has spent $108 million since 2002 on securing such material – some of it abandoned, lost or in poorly guarded waste sites. But there has been “limited progress securing many of the most dangerous sources,” especially in Russia where radioactive material is used to power hundreds of small generators in remote sites, the report said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chandpur to uphold their amazing track record of awards with “A Passion to Inspire”

first_imgThis is the 8th year of the ‘Taste of Donegal’ Food Festival and Chandpur have been an exhibitor for the last 7 years. The Chandpur Food Stall is very well known, attracting customers from far and wide every year.Their customers seek them out and are usually able to find them by following the aroma of their delicious curries on offer! Champion boxer Jason Quigley with RanaThey do a fabulous banquet of two starters, three main courses and rice plus their famous cobra beer to wash it down all at great value prices. People can have a selection of everything from a curry of their choice, a starter box, or just a beer.The main event for Chandpur in the festival is the Chef’s Competition “A Passion to Inspire”.Judges Peter, Mary, Antony and Bob with RanaThe judges come to the restaurant to judge the chef and in Chandpur’s case – they come in the evening when the restaurant is busy!Whilst the most important aspect is the food, the judges mark the chef on everything single thing from the menu, to the table design, how the chef explains the dishes to the judges and so on. Rana, a multi-award winning Chandpur chefs, always treats the judges as his customers and cooks for them the same way he cooks for the customers.The rules and guidelines are that competitors will be judged on working methods, culinary skills, balance and quality of flavours and textures, hygiene, timing, portion size, presentation and the best use of Irish produce.Rana with his awardsRana first entered the competition in 2010 and won a silver medal.He then proceeded to win a Gold medal in 2011, 2012, 2013.In 2014 he won his Gold Medal plus he was runner up as Overall Champion Chef. In 2015 he won a Gold Medal and was crowned Overall Champion Chef, a huge honour, considering the calibre of the chefs who enter this prestigious competition.Rana and Susan with Rana’s awards for Overall Champion Chef and Gold Medal Winner 2015This year 2016 Chandpur are selecting the wonderful Chef Shah Sultan to cook up a storm and represent them in the competition. They are confident that Shah has got what it takes to rise to the challenge.Chef Shah Sultan ShohelThis prestigious Passion to Inspire Competition is now in its 8th year and is going from strength to strength.Last year this event was won by Rana Miah from Chandpur, which has just received a hat-trick of 5 Star Certificates of Excellence! This challenge is an opportunity for chefs to demonstrate their culinary skills. There are no age restrictions. 45 mins is allowed to prepare, cook and present two different dishes, a starter and a main course, each for two covers, showcasing the best of Irish produce. One course must include fish and/or shellfish. Menu to competitor’s choice. Realistic amount of mise-en-scene allowed.This year’s judgesThis competition will be judged by Peter Griffiths MBE President of the ,British Culinary Federation, Bob Mc Donald Master Chefs of great Britain, Anthony Armstrong World Association of Chefs Society and Gerard M. Molloy American Culinary Federation who will travel to the chef’s own kitchen.Chandpur to uphold their amazing track record of awards with “A Passion to Inspire” was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:chandpurdonegal food festivalDonegal TownTaste of Donegallast_img read more