Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand scored a crushing victory over Shakhriayar Mamedyartov of Azerbaijan in the eighth round to share the lead with Norway’s Magnus Carlsen in the Tata Steel chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands.Having outclassed Vladimir Kramnik of Russia as black in the previous round, Anand, a five-time winner, continued his demolition act and grounded Mamaedyarov who currently holds the third position in the world rankings.The Indian ace took his tally to 5.5 points out of a possible eight and is matched only by reigning world champion Carlsen who himself played a fine game to beat Richard Rapport of Hungary.With two leaders in front, Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia, Ding Liren of China and local star Anish Giri are right on their heels, tailing by half a point.Temour Radjabov of Azerbaijan is in sole sixth spot on 4.5 points while other Indian Vidit Gujrathi shares the seventh spot having four points in all. Five rounds still remain in the first super tournament of the year.Wijk aan Zee has been Anand’s favourite hunting ground for over two decades and he seems to be again hitting his top form here. Mamaedyarov was outwitted in all departments of the game.The Caro Kann defense by the Azerbaijan GM met with the topical advance variation and Anand was in control after a slight inaccuracy by Mamedyarov on 12th move itself.Anand increased his advantage in a flurry thereafter and struck in the centre with a smart pawn sacrifice. Mamedyarov was outdone thereafter as the Indian temporarily left his rook in the middle of the board and some moves later another tactic on the same square ended the game. It was over in 29 moves.advertisementCarlsen was also in his elements as he avenged his defeat against Rapport a couple of years back in the same round of the same tournament. The Norwegian was in control right through in the Sicilian Taimanov game as white and squeezed out black’s resources.Gujrathi played out a draw with Anish Giri. The fact these two also work together did not make things exciting as Giri opted for a Queen’s Gambit declined and Gujrathi did not do much. The players reached a rook and pawns endgame soon and the draw was a just result.Vladimir Kramnik suffered another defeat as he lost to Jan Krzysztof Duda of Poland while Vladimir Fedoseev defeated American champion Sam Shankland in the other decisive games of eighth round.Andrey Esipenko of Russia proved superior to R Praggnanandhaa in the battle of young Grandmasters held in the challengers section being held simultaneously. Mikhail Chigaev of Russia was in front on six points out of eight rounds while Praggnanandhaa was on 3.5 points needing some victories in the final lap.Results Masters Round 8: V Anand (Ind, 5.5) beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze, 3); Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 5.5) beat Richard Rapport (Hun, 3); Vidit Gujrathi (Ind, 4) drew with Anish Giri (Ned, 5); Duda Jan Krzysztof (Pol, 4) beat Vladimir Kramnik (Rus, 2); Ding Liren (Chn, 5) drew with Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus, 5); Jorden Van Foreest (Ned, 3.5) drew with Teimour Radjabov (Aze, 4.5); Vladimir Fedoseev (Rus, 3.5) beat Samuel Shankland (Usa, 3.5).Also Watch:
Xiaomi is launching Redmi 6A successor in India today. It is the Redmi 7A. The smartphone is already available in some markets and now it is all set to hit the Indian stores. India being an important market for Xiaomi the Redmi 7A variant launching in the country will be different from the global variant. Xiaomi India has confirmed that the Redmi 7A will come with Redmi Note 7 and Mi A2 camera setup in the country.After the smartphone is officially launched in the country today at 12noon the Redmi 7A will go on sale on Flipkart. Interested consumers can watch the launch livestream of the Redmi 7A on the company website, Mi.com. The launch will also be livestreamed on Xiaomi India YouTube channel and official social media pages. We expect the Redmi 7A to come in several funky colours in India. The sale date of the phone is yet to be revealed.This suggests that the Redmi 7A India variant may come packed with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 camera sensor on the rear panel. The smartphone is said to include only one camera on the back. The situation will be the same on the front as well. The phone will include a single camera sensor on the front as well. Xiaomi India has also confirmed that the Redmi 7A India variant will come with some special features as well that are not present in the global variant of the phone.For the specs, the global variant of the Redmi 7A is a massive upgrade over the last year’s Redmi 6A. The global variant of the Redmi 7A comes packed with a 5.4-inch IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset paired with up to 3GB RAM and up to 32GB storage. On the rear panel, the phone includes a 13-megapixel camera sensor while on the front the phone equips a 5-megapixel camera. The phone runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4000mAh battery bundled with 10W charger. Expect some changes in the specs in the Indian variant of the Redmi 7A.advertisementComing to the price now. In China, the Redmi 7A is available for starting price of 549 Yuan that roughly translates to Rs 5,500. This price is for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage variant of the Redmi 7A. Xiaomi launched the Redmi 7A in two variants in China – 2GB RAM/16GB storage and 3GB RAM/32GB storage. The price of the 3GB RAM model of the Redmi 7A in China is 599 Yuan that translates to Rs 6,000 approximately. We at India Today Tech believe the India price of the Redmi 7A will be close to the China price. This means the Redmi 7A could be priced around Rs 6,000 in India. The official price of the phone is yet to be revealed by the company.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A90 camera details revealed in new leak, launch expected soonALSO READ | Huawei Mate 30 5G launching in December, Mate X in September, company confirmsALSO READ | Patanjali Kimbho app not dead yet as it’s still on hold, confirms company: Will it re-launch soon?
Realme 3 Pro next sale today at 12pm: Price, specs and Flipkart offersThe Realme 3 Pro will go on sale once again in India at 12 noon on Flipkart and Realme.com. The flagship sports a Snapdragon 710 SoC, VOOC 3.0 fast charging and dual camera with a price starting at Rs 13,999.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMay 6, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 17:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Realme 3 Pro will go on sale once again in India today at 12pm on Flipkart.Realme 3 Pro price in India starts at Rs 13,999.The Realme 3 Pro packs a Snapdragon 710 chipset and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging.The Realme 3 Pro (Review) will go on sale once again in India today. The latest flagship from the company will be up for grabs starting 12pm on Flipkart and Realme.com. The Realme 3 Pro has already seen a pretty strong response from fans as the company claimed it sold over 1,70,000 units during the first sale. The Realme 3 touts a Snapdragon 710 chipset, dewdrop display, VOOC 3.0 fast charging and ColorOS 6, among other things.The Realme 3 Pro price in India starts at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, which is similar to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Realme 3 Pro will also be available in two more variants – 6GB + 64GB priced at Rs 15,999 and 6GB + 128GB at Rs 16,999. The flagship will be available in three colours: Nitro Blue, Lightning Purple and Carbon Grey.Launch offers on Flipkart for the Realme 3 Pro include No Cost EMI for 3 to 6 months and Flipkart Complete Mobile Protection at discounted prices.Realme 3 Pro specificationsThe Realme 3 Pro succeeds last year’s Realme 2 Pro and offers an upgraded design and hardware. It sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) Dewdrop display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The handset is powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset with Adreno 616 GPU, which is a first in this segment. This is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with support for a dedicated microSD card up to 256GB.The Realme 3 Pro is also the first phone from the company to support VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The phone houses a 4,045mAh battery and ships with ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. The Realme 3 Pro sports a flagship-grade 16-megapixel f/1.7 Sony IMX519 primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. Up front, the device gets a 25-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.advertisementALSO READ | Realme 3 Pro review: Believe the hypeGet 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 bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow RealmeFollow Realme 3 Pro
The province is helping municipalities trim trees with energy-efficient lighting this holiday season. Conserve Nova Scotia is partnering with municipalities provincewide to help offset the cost to purchase light emitting diode (LED) holiday lights for trees and public displays. “The demand for electricity tends to peak during the holiday season, but there are things we can do to reduce the amount of energy we use,” said Richard Hurlburt, Minister responsible for Conserve Nova Scotia. “By switching to energy-efficient LED holiday lights, Nova Scotians are doing their part to reduce the demand for electricity, while reducing harmful greenhouse-gas emissions.” A string of LED holiday lights lasts at least 10 times longer and uses 95 per cent less energy than traditional holiday lights. Holiday LEDs also save money. LEDs use about eight cents of electricity for every 200 hours of operation with a 70 light string, whereas the same number of incandescent bulbs cost about $7.70 to operate. Since there is no filament to burn out, LEDs can last up to 200,000 hours. LEDs do not produce heat, so there is less of a fire hazard compared with traditional incandescent holiday lights. Under the cost sharing agreement, Conserve Nova Scotia is investing $20,000 to pay half the costs of the energy-efficient lighting. Participating municipalities pay the other half. All municipalities were invited to take part in the LED holiday light program through the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. To date, 24 of Nova Scotia’s 55 municipalities have participated.
CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. announced a deal Monday to transfer $1.76 billion in pipeline assets to one of its affiliates.The deal with Enbridge Income Fund includes its 50 per cent interest in the U.S. segment of the Alliance pipeline, which carries gas from northeastern British Columbia and northwestern Alberta to the Chicago area, as well as the Southern Lights diluent pipeline, which transports the oilsands-thinning agent from the Chicago area to Edmonton.Enbridge chief financial officer Richard Bird said this latest “drop down” deal will provide a “significant source of low-cost funding for our record growth capital program.”After the transfer, Enbridge’s overall economic interest in the income fund will be 66.4 per cent, through direct and indirect investments.“We believe that the acquisition of the U.S. segment of the Alliance pipeline and the cash flows from the Southern Lights pipeline will be a great fit for the fund and is expected to deliver numerous benefits,” said fund president Perry Schuldhaus.“The assets will substantially scale up and further diversify the fund’s sources of low risk cash flow.”
Junior outside hitter Michael Henchy (6) celebrates a point during a match against Ball State Feb. 26 at St. John Arena. OSU lost, 3-1.Credit: Kathleen Martini / Oller reporterThe men’s volleyball season is quickly winding down and Ohio State is looking to pick up as many wins as it can.With just three regular season contests left on the schedule, the Buckeyes are set to take on No. 14 Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Friday at St. John Arena.The Mastodons (17-6, 6-5) are scheduled to travel from Fort Wayne, Ind., to take on the Buckeyes (10-13, 6-6) on their home court this time around. The two teams faced off earlier in the season in Indiana, and the match ended in a 3-2 loss for the Buckeyes, March 5.“We lost a tight one in the last meeting, so we’re looking for some revenge in our gym,” junior outside hitter Michael Henchy said.Junior middle blocker Dustan Neary said the unranked Buckeyes are expecting yet another tough matchup against the Mastadons, but focusing on their opponent’s strengths should help tip the scales in OSU’s favor.“We expect them to be aggressive from the pins and from the end line, Neary said. “We need to key in on their go-to players and make sure we have a block in front of them.”Henchy said IPFW features a very strong offense, and OSU needs to do everything it can to make sure the Mastadons are forced to play back on their heels and on the defensive.“They have some really good hitters on their team that we’re looking to slow down,” Henchy said. “If we can prevent them from having a big game, then our chances of winning go up significantly. We want to serve them out of system and attack the balls they give up so they are playing more defense than offense.”Redshirt-junior opposite Andrew Lutz said the team’s preparations have been focused on IPFW’s offense, working to adjust the Buckeyes’ defensive approach to thwart its style of play.“We need to be good with our first contacts on defense. Once we do this, it’s going to be essential that we’re able to generate attacks to win some points,” Lutz said.Henchy said he expects the match to be intense because each game down the stretch plays big into seeding for the MIVA conference tournament.“I expect lots of energy from them because we are the Ohio State volleyball team and they are fighting for a better seed for the conference tournament,” Henchy said. “We will win if we play our style of game and outwork them on defense.”The match is set to start at 7 p.m. Friday.
Time travellers are welcome to attend Stephen Hawking’s memorial service next month. An online ballot to attend the service requires applicants give their date of birth, which can be any day up to December 31, 2038.So far all applicants live in the present, according to the Stephen Hawking Foundation, but the door remains open to voyagers in a fourth dimension.A spokesman said: “We cannot exclude the possibility of time travel as it has not been disproven to our satisfaction. “All things are possible until proven otherwise.”But so far we have had applications from all round the world, and we do mean round – there are no flat-Earthers here.”The flexible policy suggests the professor undertook his own journey on the subject – over time. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Professor Hawking’s funeral was held on March 31 in Cambridge. His memorial service will take place on June 15 at Westminster Abbey, where his ashes will be interred between sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.The ballot for the 1,000 tickets available to the public can be found at stephenhawkinginterment.com and closes at midnight on Tuesday. After no-one attended the party, the professor remarked it was “experimental evidence that time travel is not possible”. In a 1992 essay entitled Space and Time Warps, Professor Hawking postulated that it might be possible to warp spacetime sufficiently to travel in time as well as space, but only into the future, not the past.He wrote: “This picture would explain why we haven’t been overrun by tourists from the future.”But in June 2009 he optimistically held a “time traveller party” for which invitations were only sent out after the event. The coffin of Stephen Hawking arrives at the Church of St Mary the Great, CambridgeCredit:Charlie Forgham-Bailey
Greg Evans, Executive Director – Coal, Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) says “growth in key Asian markets for high-quality Australian coal will continue to underpin our coal exports with increasing demand forecast over the medium term, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).”The IEA’s Coal 2017 Report – which predicts demand to 2022 – says higher consumption in India, South-East Asia and other Asian countries (excluding China) is expected to more than offset lower demand in North America and Europe and flat demand from China. The report shows Australia is expected to remain the largest coal exporter in the world, with a clear lead in metallurgical coal and an increasing share of thermal coal exports.Export growth is attributed to Australia being an efficient coal producer that is well-positioned to deliver to growing Asian markets.“Australia’s high-quality coal is also in demand because of its suitability for new generation High Efficiency, Low Emissions (HELE) coal-fired power plants and steel making facilities located in Asia.“Australia is forecast to export 198 Mt coal equivalent (Mtce) of metallurgical coal in 2022, dominating the market with a trading share of 72%. Thermal coal exports are projected to increase by an average of 1% annually, to 187 Mtce by 2022 (from 177 Mtce in 2016).“Out to 2040, the IEA has forecast Australia’s share of the international coal trade is expected to increase from 34% in 2016 to 42%.”Global coal demand is forecast to increase 3.2% to 5,534 Mtce between now and 2022.Australia’s coal export markets of Japan, Korea and Taiwan remain stable, with thermal coal demand driven by existing and planned new modern coal-fired generation capacity.The biggest absolute demand growth comes from India, where demand is expected to increase by 135 Mtce over the next four years because of growth in coal-fired generation in parallel with expected growth in renewable energy.With imports from Indonesia expected to decrease, the Indian market still represents a growing opportunity for high-quality Australian coal. ASEAN and other developing countries – Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines – are projected to have the strongest relative demand growth at 5.9% a year, again driven by increased coal-fired generation.“These growing markets are already significant for Australian coal exporters, with trade to the South-East Asian markets of Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines valued at A$1.7 billion in 2016-17.
THE RECENT VISIT of Judge Judy to Ireland raised the issue of television courtroom broadcasting and some related issues. During her engagements, she promoted the idea of such broadcasting here.A recent (non-scientific) poll in TheJournal.ie found that 46 per cent of voters (1,455) felt that cameras should not be allowed in Irish courtrooms, while 37 per cent voted yes and 16 per cent did not know. This author’s research has also found that a majority of responding Irish judges are not in favour of courtroom broadcasting.What Judge Judy does not say, however, is that there is clear and distinct lack of research in relation to the effects inside of the courtroom – such as distraction – and the effects outside of the courtroom. Effects can be positive and negative. In the instance of courtroom broadcasting research, there is an insufficient body of research to back up the various arguments. This includes the argument that one would expect Judge Judy to make, such as television courtroom broadcasting being educational or informative.The “educational” effects of television courtroom broadcastingIndeed, advocates of television courtroom broadcasting can be discerned to be using the “educational” argument less and less, and the distinctly more woolly “informative” argument more and more. One could wonder why? Possibly, it may be because no one has been able to back up the educational effects argument with valid research.A further point missing in the majority of the discussion is that there is no one single form of television courtroom broadcasting; there are many forms. There can also be different effects for different forms of television courtroom broadcasting. Form A may be more or less educational, for example, than Form B. Most commentators, including Judge Judy, refrain from discussing the many important nuances involved in the different types and different effects of television courtroom broadcasting. This is unfortunate, as it leaves consumers, interested parties, and judges in a less than fully informed position.One of the examinations of the actual forms involved the entertainment of “reality” form of courtroom television broadcasting is the show Judge Judy.Court trials and arbitration hearingsThe Judge Judy show presents genuine small-claims disputes, Judge Judith Sheindlin (a retired Manhattan Family Court Judge) acts as an arbitrator, not a judge, and the proceedings are therefore meant to be arbitration hearings rather than court trials. Steven Kohn in ‘I’m Not a Judge But I Play One on TV: American Reality Based Courtroom Television’ (2004) found that even though Judge Judy cases were not real, many participants mistakenly believed that they were.Kohn contrasts this reality TV cases with “real” cases and real courts; and the combatative and more “creative nature of justice that characterised Judy’s style” of reality TV cases. She adopts a style and “extra-legal approach that evoke the daytime TV talk show approach to family problems.” He asks “to what extent do viewers regard what they are witnessing to be real, and to what extent might this shape viewers’ understanding of their own relationship to the law and the legal system?” Elsewhere he refers to Judy’s “creative editing” and other production effects.Complaints about Judge Judy have reportedlu been made to the California Commission on Judicial Performance. Kohn writes that “any litigants who have appeared on judge Judy really believed that they were taking part in real courtroom proceedings. However, many might be shocked to learn that reality-based courtroom TV tribunals are not real courtroom proceedings at all and that government commissions cannot help them, nor can litigants appeal the decision of TV judges.”Judgement as a source of spectacleKohm’s research found that upon examination, Judge Judy “contribute[s] to a reconceptualisation of judgement as a source of spectacle and entertainment … increasing use of judgement as a form of entertainment.” Indeed, one of the comparators of the differing forms of television courtroom broadcasting involved comparing when and where the footage may be made available. Daytime viewers will generally be more familiar with Judge Judy.Interestingly, an officially commissioned New Zealand study found that most judges were distracted by the television cameras. It also found that 58 per cent of the public would be less willing to testify as witnesses if there was television courtroom broadcasting. Sixty-seven per cent of the public felt that the broadcasting experiment was not educational.The issue of education was also referred to in an official New York experiment (1997), yet no educational effects were shown to accrue. Researcher William Petkanas found that “confidence” did not increase as a result of television courtroom broadcasting (Cameras on Trial: An Assessment of the Educational Affect of News Cameras in Trial Courts). Steven Kohm, referred to above, found that television courtroom broadcasting was used for entertainment programming. Similarly so in the research of C Danielle Vinson and John S Ertter (Entertainment or Education, How Do Media Cover the Courts?). Theresa Keller (in Virginian research) found that television courtroom broadcasting did not increase the number of legal and court stories broadcast.The representation of defendantsRoberta Enter found that the television courtroom broadcasting she examined was biased and presented the defendant unfairly; entertainment and excitement instead were emphasised (The Image of the Judiciary: A Semiotic Analyse of Broadcast Trials to Ascertain its Definition of the Court System).So while Judge Judy and her headline promotion of television courtroom broadcasting is interesting, it conveniently ignores the nuances and the lack of research of different forms, and the arguments for and against one form over another form. It also ignores that her “courtroom” is not real. It is meant to entertain.Paul Lambert, solicitor and author of just published Data Protection Law in Ireland: Sources and Issues (Clarus Press) and Television Courtroom Broadcasting: Distraction Effects and Eye Tracking (Intellect UK).Column: Decisions in the family courts will be open to scrutiny now the veil has been lifted>Column: Judges and ministers public spat will achieve nothing, but reform is needed>
ISRAELI WARPLANES POUNDED targets in the Gaza Strip as a major campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire entered its second day, leaving 28 people dead and more than 100 wounded.A strike on a home in Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza, claimed the lives of a commander of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, his parents, a woman and two children, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.Another strike early today on the southern city of Rafah killed a young man.The deaths brought to 28 the number of fatalities since the launch of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge early on Tuesday, with the Jewish state not ruling out a ground operation to stop the rocket attacks.Israeli air strikes took the lives of 24 people while four Hamas militants were killed staging a beachfront assault on an army base just north of the besieged Strip.During the day Israel staged multiple air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which also left more than 100 wounded, and militants from the Islamist movement Hamas hit back with rocket fire on Israel’s major population centres in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in the most serious flare-up over Gaza since November 2012.As sirens wailed across the Holy City, three loud explosions were heard and a series of flashes lit the sky to the southwest. An Israeli soldier covers his head with a camouflage net protect from mosquitos at a gathering area near Israel Gaza Border. Source: Ariel SchalitPolice said one rocket fell in the vicinity of Ramat Raziel, some 10 kilometres (six miles) from the city’s southwestern flank and two more fell in outlying areas, without elaborating.Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said there were no reports of injuries anywhere in the Jerusalem area.The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said it had fired four M75 rockets at Jerusalem, which lies 65 kilometres from the Palestinian enclave.It also claimed to have launched a rocket at Haifa, 165 kilometres away.There was no report of anything hitting the northern port city but the army said a rocket did fall on Hadera, 100 kilometres north of Gaza. Palestinians search the wreckage of vehicle following an Israeli air strike on it at the main road in Gaza City. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesHamas militants also said Tuesday they fired four rockets at Tel Aviv, 60 kilometres north of Gaza, setting sirens off across the city. Earlier, another rocket aimed at Israel’s commercial capital was shot down by the Iron Dome anti-missile defence system.Israeli authorities said that public bomb shelters in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem had been readied for use.Abbas calls for international supportPalestinian president Mahmud Abbas has demanded Israel “immediately stop” its air campaign and called on the international community to pressure the Jewish state.“The Palestinian Authority will go to all international organisations to seek protection for the Palestinian people,” he said in a televised statement.In Tuesday’s worst strike, a missile slammed into a house in the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis killing eight people and wounding 25, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.Witnesses said an Israeli drone fired a warning flare, prompting relatives and neighbours to gather at the house as a human shield. But an F-16 warplane fired a missile at the building, levelling it.Hamas denounced the attack as “a horrendous war crime” and vowed retaliation against “all Israelis”.In addition, Israeli troops killed four Hamas militants who reached the Israeli coastline by sea and tried to attack an army base near Zikim.“A number of terrorists came out of the ocean and attacked… with Kalashnikov rifles and hand grenades,” said Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, who said they were all killed.The attack was claimed by the Qassam Brigades.- © AFP, 2014Read: Women and children among injured as Israel launches “Operation Protective Edge” >Read: Israel approves call-up of 40,000 reservists for potential Gaza assault
Luke Fitzgerald You scored out of ! Nigel Owens and Romain Poite will take charge of the Champions Cup semi-finals‘You’d either laugh or cry and I didn’t want to cry in front of 80,000 people. I couldn’t believe it’ Tweet 2 Tweet Share http://the42.ie/3341213 Tony O’Reilly JJ Williams Neil Jenkins Share your result: Lion Hearts Who is the Lions’ all-time leading try scorer? Tana Umaga AMI Stadium, Christchurch Mane Men Ronan O’Gara Owen Farrell Apr 17th 2017, 5:00 PM Ieuan Evans Neil Jenkins Jim Telfer Westpac Stadium, Wellington Simon Zebo Martin Johnson Eden Park, Auckland Will Greenwood Bolter 0 Warren Gatland You scored out of ! Who was the head coach in 2005, the last time the Lions toured New Zealand? By Adrian Russell 3 And where will the first test with the All Blacks this year be held? Shane Williams Clive Woodward Share Short URL The Power of Four Not bad – you may be selected for the tour yet An anthem was commissioned for the 2005 tour – what was it called? Good tourist Monday 17 Apr 2017, 5:00 PM Four Red Fields Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin 33,948 Views Share Charlie Hodgson Ian McGeechan You certainly know your Lions history. You deserve a seat on that plane. Share your result: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Who was the last player to be selected for the Lions before winning an international cap? Answer all the questions to see your result! You spear tackled those answers into the ground head first. Well done. How well do you know your Lions history? The touring squad is announced this week. 1 The Lions have played 11 series against New Zealand. How many have they won? Tweet 20 Comments Jonny Wilkinson Keith Wood ‘Here comes the judge, here comes the judge. Yeah, yeah, here comes the judge’. Who presided over the famous 1997 kangaroo court? Which of these out halves wasn’t on the 2001 tour? Share Tweet Email2 You scored out of ! Share your result: Brian O’Driscoll
71% des Français pratiquent l’automédicationFrance – D’après un sondage réalisé par l’Institut d’études marketing GfK HealthCare, les trois-quarts des Français soignent leurs maladies courantes par automédication pour des raisons pratiques, ou par simple habitude.Les Français semblent vouloir se simplifier l’existence, même dans un domaine aussi sérieux que leur santé. C’est pourquoi 71% d’entre eux n’attendent pas l’avis d’un médecin pour prendre des médicaments. 57% le font pour des raisons pratiques, et 44% par habitude.Ils seraient même 63% à ne pas voir d’inconvénient quant à la mise en place d’un système d’automédication grâce à des distributeurs automatiques.”Les consommateurs français de produits d’automédication se responsabilisent, ils s’orientent progressivement vers un comportement dans lequel ils sauront s’adresser à l’expertise du pharmacien pour obtenir un conseil sur des problématiques de santé spécifiques, et s’orienter vers les circuits de distribution grand public pour les problématiques de santé courante”, explique Eric Robillard, directeur France de la division HealthCare du groupe GfK.D’après ce sondage, les produits génériques semblent plutôt appréciés des Français. C’est ainsi que chez les plus de 25 ans, 77% achètent ce type de produits de santé. Ils sont d’ailleurs sollicités dans plus d’un cas sur deux par le pharmacien.Le sondage, qui visait à connaître les habitudes de consommation en matière de produits de santé chez les Français, ainsi que leur vision de l’industrie pharmaceutique, révèle également qu’ils connaissent mal ce domaine. Seuls huit noms de laboratoires pharmaceutiques ont pu être cités par les personnes interrogées. 25% d’entre elles ont fait mention de Boiron et 18% de Sanofi-Aventis, tandis que Biogaran fait l’objet de la plus grande notoriété (63%).Les Français voient cependant les laboratoires pharmaceutiques comme des industrie de profits et de pouvoir, qui détiennent une influence sur le corps médical, les politiques et les médias.Le 13 avril 2010 à 11:36 • Emmanuel Perrin
Take two trips around the Earth — in 15 minutes. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander Alexander Gerst recently captured the longest continuous timelapse from space.The glorious shot travels from Tunisia across Beijing and through Australia in two trips around the planet, showing the Earth pass from day to night twice. You can also see the Station travel across swaths of ocean and over brilliantly lit cities. There are also clouds, thunderstorms, and flashes from lightning storms.The time-lapse shot is comprised of approximately 21,375 images of Earth all captured by Gerst from the International Space Station to celebrate 20 years of the ISS and international collaboration and research. The 15-minute clip has been sped up to 12.5 times faster than the actual velocity of the observatory.A map at the top-right corner of the screen shows the location of the Station during the journey.More on Geek.com:63 Incredible Images of Earth from Space40 Images of the Surface of MarsNASA Releases First 8K Footage From Space (And It’s Really Cool) NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System Stay on target
Updated: 10:19 AM KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 17, 2019 MTS unveils new trolley car designs at open house 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A group of Metropolitan Transit System officials will hold an open house today to showcase the agency’s new trolley cars, which are scheduled to enter service Saturday.The new cars include multiple new quality-of-life features like vinyl seating, improved sightlines for security and easier access to equipment for the agency’s technicians. The cars also have a redesigned mid-section to improve the flow of trolley passengers.MTS ordered a total of 45 new trolley cars in 2016 from German manufacturer Siemens and received the first one last August.The agency expects to receive the rest of the new fleet by next year. Nine of the cars will be added to MTS’ Blue, Green and Orange trolley lines while the other 36 will operate along the 11-mile Mid-Coast Blue Line trolley extension, which is scheduled to be completed in 2021.“These vehicles represent the true partnership that exists between MTS and Siemens,” MTS CEO Paul Jablonski said when the agency received the first new car. “We worked closely over the last two years to ensure that these vehicles meet the needs of our system, and our riders, once Mid-Coast becomes operational.” Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 17, 2019 KUSI Newsroom
This year, workers finished restoring a fish habitat near Salmon Creek in Pleasant Valley Park north of Vancouver.Now comes the true test.Two local nonprofits and volunteers on Monday introduced about 300 young coho salmon into the new habitat, a spring-fed pond built with logs and debris to provide shelter to growing fish. Many will likely linger there until it’s time to make the journey to the Pacific Ocean. Gravel at the bottom of the pond and nearby channel offers what organizers hope becomes spawning ground for returning adult salmon.“Everybody just talks about fish,” said Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt. “But it’s great to see something happening.”Monday’s fish release highlighted the two organizations that made the project happen: The Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group — which built the habitat this year — and Northwest Wild Fish Rescue — which supplied the young fish, plucked from other parts of the Salmon Creek watershed unsuitable for survival. Dave Brown, who runs Northwest Wild Fish Rescue, first found the natural spring that now feeds the pond and channel connected to it.Tony Meyer, executive director of the Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group, said the new habitat offers a crucial respite for fish living and growing in the Salmon Creek basin. The spring-fed channel next to the pond stays close to an ideal 56 degrees year-round, he said. Parts of Salmon Creek itself, by contrast, can rise to well above 80 degrees during the summer months.“And that’s just instant death (for fish),” Meyer said.Boldt was among the dozen or so volunteers who helped place the salmon, bucket by bucket, into their new home on a gray Monday. State and local agencies were also represented. Paul Matson simply came as an interested neighbor who lives in the area.“I walked up, and they handed me a bucket,” Matson said.While digging out the new pond, workers found the remnants of an old habitat constructed there, Meyer said, likely destroyed by the 1996 flood. Most recently, the area was simply an open meadow before the project harnessed the spring into a defined channel, he said.
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s government was confronted Friday with a new and chilling allegation about the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial: He was reportedly accused of murder 10 years ago.Officials said they were investigating the revelation by the national eNCA TV news station. But they were unable, or unwilling, to explain why a man who says he is schizophrenic with violent tendencies was allowed to get within arm’s length of President Barack Obama and other world leaders.Investigators probing Thamsanqa Jantjie “will compile a comprehensive report,” said Phumla Williams, the top government spokeswoman. But she did not say how long the investigation would take and insisted details would not be released until it was completed.“We are not going to sweep it under the carpet,” Williams said. “We want to own up if there is a mistake, but we don’t want to be dishonest” to Jantjie.An Associated Press reporter found Jantjie at a makeshift bar owned by his cousin on the outskirts of Soweto Friday, near his concrete house close to shacks and an illegal dump where goats pick at grass between the trash. Asked about the murder allegation, Jantjie turned and walked away without saying anything.
The government has launched a consultation on early exit charges surrounding the pension freedoms that came into effect in April.The consultation will examine whether exit charges should be capped for those aged over 55 years that are planning to withdraw money from their pension pots.It will also look at how greater clarity can be provided around the circumstances in which someone should seek financial advice, and investigate how the process of transferring between pension schemes can be improved. The consultation will be open for 12 weeks and will be accompanied by an online survey. A response will be published in the autumn. Margaret Snowdon, director at JLT Employee Benefits, said: “It was with great fanfare that the Chancellor announced the freedom of choice reforms last year, but the road to implementation has been riddled with hurdles.“Although those over 55 can now legally access their pensions as a lump sum, and some 85,000 have already done so, the penalty fees of as much as 20% will have seriously dented many pots and undoubtedly have prevented many more from taking advantage of the reforms.“While the exact amount of money required to fund a comfortable retirement will always be subject to the vagaries of life expectancy, what is clear is that pensioners will need every penny that they are entitled to if we, as a country, are to avoid widespread penury within our pensioner community in future.”Having said that, there are certain administrative and other costs that do need to be considered and a cap on fees of 2.5% would be a good starting point towards a fair and effective system. We welcome the government’s consultation.”Richard Lloyd, executive director at Which?, added: “If the pension reforms are to be a genuine success, the government must take action to make sure everyone who wants to take advantage of the freedoms can.”People should be able to switch without being stung by excessive exit fees if their provider doesn’t offer the full flexibilities.”The government should also consider what other reforms are needed to further protect savers, including a charge cap on default drawdown products.”
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Holocaust survivors and the school superintendents from Broward and Miami-Dade counties came together to reflect and reward, Sunday morning, and one of the honorees included a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Broward Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie presented Ivy Schamis, the Parkland school’s Holocaust education teacher, with a check at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.Schamis’ classroom is in the freshman building where the mass shooting took place, and she has not been able to get back to that classroom since the Feb. 14 massacre.Six Holocaust survivors joined Runcie and Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho to also honor the 12 middle and high school students who were the winners of the Fourth Annual Holocaust Reflection Contest.Julius Eisenstein, one of the survivors who told their stories, said it is of utmost importance to preserve their legacy. “I am 98 years old, and I always wonder, what’s going to happen after we go?” he said. “Please, please, I’m talking to the world. Do not forget us.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Balanagar: Medchal district BJP president Madhavaram Kantha Rao on Sunday conducted the party membership campaign in Indranagar of Balanagar division. Speaking at the launch, Rao asserted that people of all sections were able to get the benefit of welfare schemes being taken up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last five years. He claimed that the Union government was strengthening the country’s security and financial set-up leading to the all-round development of the nation. People attracted by Mody’s administration were keen to take up BJP membership, he observed. Those present during the campaign included G Srikar Rao, Harish Reddy, Srinivas Reddy, Ravi Goud, and BJYM leaders.
We were supposed to go into a deep depression following the shock Brexit vote, werent we? And the UK economy was forecast to go into a tailspin as we all stopped spending? That was the conventional wisdom, at least.So what happened? Why are we not all hoarding tins of baked beans and hunkering down for the post-vote apocalypse? Instead, it would seem that we continue to spend money with abandon, judging by Julys retail sales numbers, which showed the strongest growth since end-2014 (Chart 1).Surprising economic news doesnt end thereIf this were the only statistic showing surprising resilience in the UK economy, then we could perhaps dismiss it as a rogue statistic, a bizarre anomaly that would soon be corrected in subsequent months.But no: there are other signs that economic activity post-EU referendum remains solid. The number of people claiming unemployment benefit also surprisingly fell in July, by more than 8,000 claimants, after 4 months of rising claim counts (Chart 2).Remember too that Mark Carney, the Bank of Englands governor, did his bit this month to support the local economy in cutting the Bank of Englands base rate by 0.25%. This should cut the average lifetime tracker mortgage rate in the UK to around 2.3% going forwards. Note too how fixed rates have also continued to fall, with the average 3-year fixed mortgage rate for a 75% loan-to-value mortgage falling to just 2.1% as of July (Chart 3).Four domestic UK stocks for value-hungry investorsWith all the post-vote pessimism hurting a whole range of companies in the domestically-sensitive Retail, Housebuilding and Leisure sectors, there is still value to be had even after the recent stock market rally back.Here are four companies that I think can rebound further should the UK economy hold up in the months ahead.Retail: Debenhams and DFS FurnitureThe unseasonably hot month of July has boosted clothing demand, and as we approach autumn we will likely be back in stores buying warmer clothing and boots in the months ahead.The department store group Debenhams (code: DEB) has good potential to benefit from these clothing trends, and represents good value at the moment. One should not forget its strong online presence (debenhams.com), so it should also be helped by the stronger growth of online retail in clothing and footwear (think of the strong growth from Asos and BooHoo).What particularly appeals to me about Debenhams is the attractive income potential: it pays out a 5.9% dividend yield annually, which is a very nice earner in todays near zero-rate environment.DFS Furniture (code DFS): DFS was particularly optimistic in its August 11 trading update: sales in the second half of its financial year grew 7% over the previous year, and they expect a record performance for the full year. Little impact from the Brexit vote expected, then…If we are all going to stay more at home given the unfavourable tourist exchange rates post-vote, then we may engage in more nesting behaviour, helping sales of sofas and other furniture.Leisure: Restaurant GroupRestaurant Group (code: RTN) has suffered since the beginning of this year as trading at their restaurant chains Frankie and Bennys, Chiquito and Coast to Coast weakened, driving shares from nearly 700p to just 422p today.This month, the company ousted the former CEO on the back of this poor trading performance and has installed a new chief executive, who is leading a review of the companys whole growth strategy. Should UK consumers decide to spend more at home rather than go abroad, then Restaurant Group could see a further rebound in its fortunes.Housebuilders: Taylor WimpeyHousebuilders have been firmly out of favour since June 23s plebiscite, with todays share prices around 20% lower than back then.Taylor Wimpey (code: TW) is well-positioned to take advantage of any resilience in new home sales thanks to lower mortgage rates on the back of the Bank of Englands rate cut.Results this year should be strong given the house price rises seen so far this year and the strong volumes of new homes sold, while investors are handsomely rewarded with an 8% annual income yield from Taylor Wimpeys dividend payouts.