FEU goes 3-0, UST wins 2nd straight

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments It was a four-pronged attack for FEU with Jude Garcia putting up 23 points and Redi John Paler adding 19 points.Richard Solis and John Paul Bugaoan then had 12 points apiece to play support for the Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIn the other game, Univesity of Santo Tomas took their second straight win after a four-set beating of University of the Philippines, 26-24, 25-27, 25-23, 25-13.The Tiger Spikers had a well-balanced offense with five of them scoring in double digits as they improved to a 2-1 record and take sole possession of the third spot. MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Rockets beat Warriors again despite James Harden’s absence MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University stayed at the top spot after humbling Ateneo in five sets, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22, 20-25, 16-14, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Tamaraws charged to their third straight win in as many games while the Blue Eagles, champions of two seasons before, dropped to their second straight loss for a 1-2 card.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Manuel Medina led UST with 19 points while Joshua Umandal and Jayvee Sumagayasay each scoring 16 points apiece.Jaron Requinton and Hernel Corda then put up 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Tiger Spikers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

Serie A: Paulo Dybala Keeps Juventus in 1st, Lazio and Cagliari into Top 4

first_imgMilan: Paulo Dybala struck the decisive goal in Juventus’ 1-0 win over AC Milan on Sunday after replacing Cristiano Ronaldo as Juventus stayed top of Serie A, while Lazio and Cagliari moved into the Champions League places.Argentine forward Dybala hit the winner in the 77th minute in the Allianz Stadium having taken the place of Ronaldo 20 minutes earlier. Defending champions Juventus maintain their one-point lead over Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan who had taken pole position after their 2-1 win over Verona on Saturday.AC Milan’s seventh defeat in 12 games saw Stefano Pioli’s side drop to 14th position, just four points above the relegation zone.However Milan had threatened as the former European giants chased their first win against Juventus in Turin in eight years.Wojciech Szczesny was kept busy in the Juventus goal, denying fellow Pole Krzysztof Piatek, Lucas Paqueta and Hakan Calhanoglu.Blaise Matuidi missed Juventus’s best chance before Dybala’s winner when his powerful curling effort flew wide just after the break.Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo, who had also been taken off during the midweek Champions League win over Lokomotiv Moscow, reportedly left the stadium before the end of the game after being substituted on 55 minutes.Douglas Costa also came on for Federico Bernardeschi after an hour, with the two substitutions changing the game for the champions.Gonzalo Higuain fed Dybala, who easily shook off Alessio Romagnoli to beat Donnarumma and claim his third league goal this season.”Cristiano should be thanked because he made himself available despite not being in optimal conditions,” said Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri.”In the last month he has had this discomfort in his knee and this a little problem for him.”It’s only natural a player is going to be irritated to leave the pitch, especially when he worked so hard to be there.”RETURNING HERO NAINGGOLANBehind the leaders, Lazio and Cagliari moved into the top four after goal-packed wins.Lazio saw off newly-promoted Lecce 4-2, while surprise package Cagliari continued their superb form with a 5-2 rout of Fiorentina.The two teams are level on 24 points, eight behind Juventus with Lazio ahead of the Sardinians on goal difference.Lazio’s Argentine forward Joaquin Correa hit a brace either side of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s strike, with Serie A top-scorer Ciro Immobile slotting in a penalty at the Stadio Olimpico.Cagliari, who battled relegation last season, have been in superb form since Radja Nainggolan returned to the Sardinian outfit after five years away, including a difficult season at Inter Milan last term.The Belgian contributed three assists and capped a stellar performance with the fifth goal of the game on 65 minutes.Fiorentina are struggling without Franck Ribery who is serving a three-match ban for pushing an official.Nainggolan set up Mark Rog for the opener on 17 minutes, with Fabio Pisacane nodding in the second less than ten minutes later.The 31-year-old was involved again in Giovanni Simeone’s third goal against the Argentinian forward’s parent club, as well as Joao Pedro’s effort 10 minutes after the break, before blasting in his second goal of the campaign from distance.He was given a standing ovation when substituted in the 78th minute.”We are doing something extraordinary,” said Nainggolan whose side are unbeaten in 10 games, which include seven victories and three draws.”Nobody would have said at the beginning of the year that we could play so well,” said the Belgian.”There is an enthusiasm that hasn’t been seen at Cagliari for years.”Atalanta lost ground in the league days after their 1-1 draw against Manchester City thanks to a goalless draw at relegation-threatened Sampdoria.The Bergamo side are winless in three league games and played the last 15 minutes in Genoa a man down after Ruslan Malinovskiy was sent off for a second yellow card.Paulo Fonseca’s injury-depleted Roma also showed signs of fatigue after their Europa League defeat in Germany, falling 2-0 at Parma and dropping down to sixth.Parma pulled through thanks to a Mattia Sprocati strike on 68 minutes and Andreas Cornelius finding a way through deep into injury time. AC MilanCagliaricristiano ronaldoGonzalo Higuain First Published: November 11, 2019, 7:23 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Martina Navratilova just realised Indian right wing is stone cold nuts

first_imgTennis legend Martina Navratilova’s freedom of speech was ground to dust on Twitter yesterday by us Indians. But the 59-year-old Czech and American star retained her poise and confronted India’s right wing with grace before being forced to throw in the towel.India is currently in the grip of a raging debate over the extent to which a citizen can be allowed to exercise his freedom of speech. After students at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University were booked on charges of sedition after raising anti-India slogans, the whole world has watched with horror the developments which included a massive police crackdown inside the premises of the reputed campus.Navratilova shares a special Indian connection. She and Leander Paes formed one of the most potent mixed-doubles pairs in their time and together won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (2003 Australian Open and 2003 Wimbledon) while finishing runners-up twice (2004 Australian Open and 2005 French Open).She has also gone on record to say that Paes is her favourite mixed-doubles partner.Navratilova, who won 18 single Grand Slams, maybe thought she had the right to comment on a burning issue in India after receiving plenty of love and adulation from the country during an illustrious career.But all hell broke lose when she tweeted out a link to a New York Times opinion piece written by Indian columnist Nilanjana S Roy.What Passes for Sedition in India, -ultra nationalism easily turns into violence at worst, bullying at best. https://t.co/U5V6nvENFn Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 22, 2016See for youselves how your countrymen tore apart a legend because she had a different point-of-view.advertisement@meonsky123 not lecturing anyone- but you are just nasty- bye. Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 22, 2016@Un_Spin you are just making stuff up now- sorry- blocked. Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 22, 2016@Martina you seem to be more worried about India than Indians themselves. Pls don’t advice unsolicited. Deepak (@dvji) February 22, 2016@Martina who r you to interfere in my country’s internal affair n less said about NYT d better. We beleive in..1/2 @SeemaSapraLaw @nytimes Vivekanand Gupta (@vivekanandg) February 22, 2016Diyar @martina! Only Yummerikans have the right to be patriotic & nationalist? No wonder, America – land of the stoopid & the ignorant! Marut (@Marut_) February 22, 2016@Dyslexicon @sanjayausta but how is disagreeing anti nationalist? Nobody is talking sedition, are they? Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 22, 2016@Aravind8 once again- it is not anti indian to disagree with a particular party. You just proved the point of that article? Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 22, 2016@pliersnwires I am not supporting violent anything – left or right wing. Hate communists, hate white supremacy jerks etc. Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 22, 2016last_img read more

MS Dhoni providing valuable inputs to Steve Smith: Manoj Tiwary

first_imgRising Pune Supergiant batsman Manoj Tiwary says Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s valuable inputs to skipper Steven Smith has helped the team perform well in the Indian Premier League.Tiwary, speaking on the eve of their match against Delhi Daredevils, spoke highly of Dhoni. Smith had replaced Dhoni as captain before the start of the tournament.”There is no need for me to say anything really. We have all seen that on television (how Dhoni is helping Smith and team),” said Tiwary.”Mahi bhai has been helping Smith really well. He being the wicketkeeper has the best possible position to guide the players. Not only he helps Smith but other players too with their positions. He manoeuvres the fielders well.”Since the skipper has too much on his plate, inputs from the keeper becomes priceless.”Smith is also under a lot of pressure on the field (so Dhoni being there takes a bit of load off Smith’s shoulders).That way he has been very co-operative. Smith doesn’t talk too much off the field but he is aggressive on the field. If he has to convey a message, it is pretty loud and clear.”Pune have won seven of their last eight games and need a win against Delhi to seal their place in the play-offs.”We know we will qualify if we win. But we are not looking at this game. The good thing is every player is peaking at the right time.”He expects the home team to give them a tough fight.advertisement”Delhi has won the last game. They will be coming hard at us. They have chased more than 200 here. Having said that, we are not going to make any special changes. There is no need as the team has doing well,” said Tiwary.On the personal front, Tiwary said he is satisfied with his batting this season but it has not been his best effort.”My best came with the KKR when we won the title and I scored more than 350 runs.”This season I had a plan. I wanted to bat with a higher strike rate no matter what the situation is,” he added.last_img read more

Shippabo Bringing Supply Chain to the Next Level

first_imgThe rise of e-commerce has prompted a need for centralized information in the supply chain of many companies. Traditionally, the information can be spread across freight forwarders, factories and retailers, posing major obstacles to businesses. This is why Shippabo, a cloud-based supply chain management platform, was created. Shippabo said it helps businesses organize and leverage their information so it’s not a linear importing process for companies.“To manage risk, organizations need to visually see where their manufacturers are and where the raw material is moving and how it impacts their own business,” Nina Luu, co-founder and CEO of Shippabo, told World Maritime News.“Traditionally no one has had it together in a way that allows the organization to benefit from collaboration,” Luu explained.Shippabo claims its technology brings greater transparency, easy collaboration, actionable data and better pricing to the world of shipping and logistics.Headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles with offices in the City of Industry, CA, the company currently has over 120 companies as clients that achieve an average cost savings of USD 200,000 per year, per client, or 11% of their total freight spend.Shippabo was launched as a team of eight two years ago and today it has thirty employees.The idea behind Shippabo“Several years ago, I started a company importing home textile products and selling them to large retailers. My business grew quickly because of the growth of e-commerce. At the time, most retailers were set up to move large pallets and containers to different facilities. They didn’t have the infrastructure to do a pick-and-pack of their products, and the 3PL industry wasn’t as robust as it is today, so they couldn’t turn to it,” Luu said.“This was before the entire concept of online marketplaces took hold. Instead, it was pure order fulfillment and somehow being able to provide products to end consumers.” “We identified that as opportunity and decided to create products and handle fulfillment for retailers. We also offered a private label fulfillment service that would allow retailers to really scale their ecommerce operations. They signed on very quickly,” Luu added.However, the company started running into challenges with the many manual logistics tasks, like accessing freight release and customs release documents. The company also tried to centralize information scattered between emails and different systems in a way that would allow it to visually see and analyze the data. But because the information was isolated, the company wasn’t able to create a living document that the team could use to collaborate.“That was the reason why we started Shippabo—the need for centralized information. It becomes even greater with larger sized businesses,” Luu pointed out.How does the platform work?A first step for many logistics departments is being able to compare their contract carrier rates to market rates within a single rate management platform. Then the planners, buyers, and even the sales team can track each product’s progress, even at the SKU level.They can search by an item number and see if the product is, for instance, still in production or on a vessel, when it’s arriving, and how many units. They can see all the way down to when it’s actually in the warehouse or has been shipped to their clients. They will be able to manage all that in one single system, according to Luu.As explained by Luu, one challenge with information that’s in silos is if you have a custom broker who is clearing your customs, that customs broker has your duty information and it lives in one system. And the freight forwarders may give you a quote, but as your container progresses, accessorial charges often are added on that were not part of the initial quote. And that information lives in the freight forwarder’s system.“It’s hard to access and see all the information together. And that makes it even more difficult to tell if you’re making more money or less money,” Luu continued.Shippabo’s platform aims to provide businesses with centralized collaboration, enabling everyone in a company’s supply chain to have access to the same information at the same time.Utilizing Shippabo’s REST API, companies can integrate Shippabo into their cloud or onsite ERP, order management, warehousing or accounting systems.Difference between Shippabo platform and blockchainConceptual applications of blockchain technology to the supply chain and logistics space are theoretically very exciting, according to Luu. However, the idea of trusting your cargo to partners managed by a blind algorithm is still a scary and abstract concept for many companies, she explained.“Both large and emerging companies are fighting over what a blockchain industry protocol could be — IBM, SAP and Shipchain are all offering exciting visions of the future, but we’re still very much in the days of BetaMax vs VHS,” Luu said.“If there’s a winner that proposes a great solution for clients — we’ll certainly work to accommodate. But right now these technologies are more bleeding-edge than proven solutions,” she believes.Challenges and opportunitiesWhen asked about experiences and challenges since launching, Luu replied:“Hiring has always been difficult in the tech space and especially so when the subject matter is logistics. We’re tasked with bringing together not only the best and the brightest in both the engineering and supply chain management spheres but also the ones that are unconstrained by traditional methods.”“In order to build the supply chain management system for today and beyond, we will continue to hone an environment that allows everyone to bring their best ideas to the table, do some of their best work and grow.”Reflecting on the advice of Kendall Trainor, Walmart Sr. Director of Operations Support and Supplier Collaboration that “variability is the No. 1 killer of the supply chain”, Luu said that peace of mind is often a foreign concept in shipping. She added that there are too many ‘ifs, ands, and buts’ to account for across the supply chain to ensure smoothly achieving on time and in-full deliveries.As a result, shippers become less trusting and put layers and buffers into their processes.“An ideal shipping process should free you to book a shipment as soon as you place a purchase order. You can anticipate when the shipment arrives at your warehouse. And you can start selling when you book a shipment, rather than buffering for all the variables,” according to Luu.Every supply chain should help businesses achieve efficiency in their inventory turn and pre-planning capabilities. In achieving those two objectives, businesses can more accurately plan for the future and prosper, she continued.As informed, lack of container-level visibility is a common pain point across supply chains. Shippers want to know exactly where their containers are at each step of the way, so they can plan accordingly and keep operations moving efficiently.However, there are still some blind spots in the shipment lifecycle as containers move between partners in the supply chain.“You might be told it’s one place or at one step of the process, but then you come to find out that may not be the case. Therefore, eliminating these blinds spots and providing full visibility around tracking both transactions and physical units is a significant competitive advantage – and this is what we’re working towards,” Luu concluded.Interview by Naida Hakirevic and Jasmina Ovcina Mandra. Image Courtesy: Pexels, Pixabay.last_img read more

Province to Replace Gold River Bridge in Lunenburg County

first_imgDrivers who cross the Gold River on Trunk 3 in Lunenburg County will soon be travelling on a new structure thanks to a tender announced today, Aug. 22, by the province. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has called for tenders to replace the Gold River Bridge on Trunk 3 west of Chester. The tender closes on Thursday, Sept. 6. Included in the tender is the installation of a temporary, one-lane bridge to carry traffic during the removal and replacement of the existing bridge. “This is a busy bridge that carries several thousand vehicles a day,” said Ronald Chisholm, acting Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Barring unforseen delays the temporary bridge could be in place by December and the new bridge ready to go by the end of next summer.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

Miami mosque to open doors to nonMuslims during Ramadan

Tinejdad, Morocco – A Miami mosque opened its doors to non-Muslims to share with Muslims their celebration and festivities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.According to the Associated Press, the Masjid AnNoor in Miami, Florida, held “a fifth annual open house to coincide with Ramadan.”The mosque hosted people from different faiths who joined to learn about Muslim customs. According to the same source, the chair of the Islamic School of Miami said “the event is designed to bridge gaps, open doors and show people what goes on inside mosques.”Built in 1999, Masjid An-Noor is a Sunni dominated mosque that provides its many services to the Muslim community.Lead by the Imam Zakaria Badat, the mosque host about 40-60 Muslims for daily prayers and About 400-500 Muslims usually come to Jum’ah prayer on Friday.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

AsiaPacific developing nations to drive global economy in 2011 – UN report

5 May 2011A new regional report by the United Nations finds that developing countries in Asia and the Pacific will continue driving the global economy in 2011, while warning that high food and fuel prices as well as volatile capital inflows pose fresh challenges. The annual flagship report by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) projects a strong economic growth rate of 7.3 per cent after last year’s 8.8 per cent. At the same time, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2011 says the regional outlook for this year is subject to downside risks, notably from the return of high food and fuel prices, sluggish recovery in rich nations and a deluge of volatile capital inflows.The after-effects of natural disasters will pose risks, although the regional economic impact of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March will be less severe than initially expected.“The Asia-Pacific region emerged from the global financial crisis as a growth driver and anchor of stability of the global economy,” said the Executive Secretary of ESCAP, Noeleen Heyzer. “It now has the historic opportunity to rebalance its economic structure in favour of itself to sustain its dynamism with strengthened connectivity and balanced regional development and make the 21st century a truly Asia-Pacific century,” she added.She added that the immediate challenge is to address rising food prices that are threatening to seriously undermine efforts aimed at reducing poverty. The report estimates that rising food and oil prices could lead to 42 million additional people in poverty, joining the 19 million already affected in 2010 – with negative repercussions for achieving the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in some countries in the region. ESCAP urges the Group of 20 (G20) major economies to act decisively to moderate the volatility of oil and food prices, including through regulating commodity markets to reduce speculation, and negotiating a benchmark “fair” price of oil with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). It also urges protecting poor and vulnerable households through strengthening of public food distribution systems, food vouchers, school feeding programmes and other targeted subsidies. Priority must also be given to enhancing support for agriculture. Noting that the region has over 950 million people living on less than $1.25 a day, ESCAP cites the need to improve quality job opportunities, expand social security programmes and promote agriculture and rural development. Bridging the region’s huge infrastructure gaps using its equally huge savings can boost jobs and incomes, it adds.The report also highlights the benefits of boosting intra-regional trade and strengthening connectivity in the areas of transport, information and communications technologies (ICT), energy and financial cooperation. read more

Pillayan to meet the President

“Once that is done he will meet the President. That meeting should take place over the next few days,” Maulana said. Maulana said that Chandrakanthan is currently meeting his supporters in the eastern province who had voted for him at the election. Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan (Pillayan) is to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa this week to discuss the outcome of the elections in the eastern province.Chandrakanthan’s spokesman Azad Maulana told the Colombo Gazette that the meeting will focus on the governing administration to be formed in the east. The Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMP) which is headed by Chandrakanthan, is meanwhile confident that the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) will back the government to govern the eastern province, Maulana said.He said that the SLMC should be aware of the development work undertaken by the government in the eastern province after the LTTE was defeated and so supporting the government will be the right option. Report by Jamila Najmuddin read more

UN Foundation Vodafone announce scheme to fight measles and HIVAIDS

At a press briefing in Geneva, UNF President Timothy Wirth said the five-year joint venture was the largest and longest corporate partnership ever organized by the UN Foundation. Vodafone will provide 10 million British pounds and the Foundation will provide the remainder.Vodafone has previously supported the UN’s anti-measles initiatives, but the new partnership is an expansion of those programmes. About 1.75 million extra children should now be vaccinated against measles this year. The joint venture will also fund the piloting of a rapid-reaction programme by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to help preserve world heritage sites in danger. Amir Dossal, Executive Director of the UN Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP), which facilitates UN joint ventures with the corporate world, hailed today’s announcement. “It is these kinds of public-private partnerships that could actually make a difference,” he said. Set up seven years ago to distribute the $1 billion contribution from Ted Turner, the founder of Cable News Network (CNN), the UN Foundation targets projects that otherwise would not have enough funds. read more

Former Timorese president José RamosHorta appointed UN envoy to GuineaBissau

Mr. Ramos-Horta succeeds Joseph Mutaboba of Rwanda as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS). Mr. Mutaboba completes his assignment at the end of this month. “The Secretary-General is grateful for his leadership of UNIOGBIS for the past four years, often under difficult political and security conditions, and for his tireless efforts to ensure international attention to the challenges of Guinea-Bissau and for working on practical solutions to address them,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s office. Mr. Ramos-Horta brings with him more than three decades of a diplomatic and political career in the service of peace and stability in Timor-Leste and beyond. Working closely with the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), he helped to bring about the peaceful elections of the country’s Parliament and President in 2001 and 2002, respectively. As the President of Timor-Leste, most recently from 2007 to 2012, Mr. Ramos-Horta contributed to “heal the wounds and stabilize the situation in the country following the crisis in 2006,” the statement noted. He has also served as his country’s Foreign Minister and as Prime Minister. UNIOGBIS was established by the Security Council in 2009 and tasked with promoting stability in the West African nation, which has been beset by coups and political instability since it became independent in the early 1970s. Most recently, rogue soldiers seized power in a military take-over on 12 April 2012 – just days ahead of the presidential run-off election – prompting calls from the international community for the return to civilian rule and the restoration of constitutional order. Recent incidents include an attack on a military base in October, which reportedly resulted in numerous deaths. read more

Brock receives nearly 1 million in CIHR research funding

Lack of exercise, poor diet, obesity, smoking and high blood pressure are some of the known factors that lead to heart attacks down the road. But does a toxic childhood environment lead to heart disease?With Project Grant funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced this week, a Brock University-led research team is studying the relationship between early indicators of cardiovascular disease in young adults and adverse childhood experiences such as maltreatment, dysfunctional family life, severe bullying and other traumas.Professor of Health Sciences Terrance Wade says his six-member group is breaking new ground.“We’re finding that traditional factors for cardiovascular disease, such as lifestyle and behaviours, are not explaining this relationship,” says Wade. “We’re thinking it’s more of a link between young adults’ psychosocial mechanisms and their physiologies.”The research builds on earlier studies that measured blood pressure, heart rate and other heart-related indicators in a group of 552 children aged 10 to 14 years old. Researchers also gathered information on the children’s lifestyles, behaviours and other psychosocial measures.To date, 76 of these participants have had their heart health re-measured in the last year now that they are 18 years of age and older.Preliminary results showed that young people who experienced more adverse childhood events had arteries that were more rigid and less able to react to blood pressure changes than young people whose childhoods were more stable.The results also showed increased markers of inflammation in the blood of young adults who had adverse childhoods.This latest CIHR award will enable the researchers to expand the number of participants from the pilot study to take a close look at how both inflammation and psychosocial factors such as self-esteem, resilience, depression, anxiety and others lay the groundwork for pre-clinical indicators of heart disease.“We’re looking at whether chronic inflammation states might be induced by adverse experiences early in life and how that might set the stage for the kinds of physiological changes that can result in cardiovascular-related problems,” says team member Adam MacNeil, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences.“The findings from this research will provide valuable information as to the detrimental impact that adverse childhood experiences have on cardiovascular health,” says Professor of Health Sciences Deborah O’Leary, who is co-leading the study and will be measuring blood pressure, blood flow and other aspects of the cardiovascular system.Associate Professor of Child and Youth Studies Danielle Sirianni Molnar says she is excited that the transdisciplinary group will “use multiple methods and draw on expertise from diverse fields of study that reflects the biopsychosocial model of health.”Other team members include John Cairney from the University of Toronto and Jennifer McGrath from Concordia University.The team’s research, “How Do Negative Childhood Experiences Influence Cardiovascular Health Among Young Adults?” is one of two initiatives CIHR awarded to Brock University for a total of $960,076 in funding.Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Karen Patte also received Project Grant funding for her work on youth mental health.“CIHR’s investment in these two research projects shows how Brock researchers are making a difference in the world around them,” says Brock Vice-President, Research Tim Kenyon. “Brock research team leaders and members, along with their colleagues at other institutions, are providing insight into some of the most urgent and profound health challenges confronting our youth.”With a previous CIHR grant, Patte and her team developed and tested mental health tools for a larger project, the COMPASS system, headed by Scott Leatherdale at the University of Waterloo. The tools were incorporated into the COMPASS study in the 2017-18 school year, collecting mental health data from more than 70,000 Grade 9 through 12 students in 100 secondary schools in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia and Nunavut.In the newly funded project titled “Addressing Youth Mental Health in the COMPASS System,” Patte and the research team will continue to follow students and schools for three additional years, providing data on youth mental health and relevant school programs, policies and resources.“Despite greater attention, we still know little about what works for the prevention of mental illness and the promotion of mental health and resiliency, nor how different contexts impact the effectiveness of interventions” Patte says.By embedding the tools within COMPASS, the team will also be able to study how mental health relates to students’ substance use, physical activity, screen time, diet, bullying, academic achievement and the other areas addressed in the larger project.“We then feed this information back into schools for the continual improvement of youth mental health and schools’ ability to support their students,” says Patte.CIHR’s Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, healthcare, health systems and health outcomes. read more

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey given permission to preach by the

Ball was convicted of indecent assault and misconduct in public office after the case was reopened in 2012. He was released from prison at the start of last year. Following the report’s publication the former Archbishop apologised to Ball’s victims and said: “I believed Peter Ball’s protestations and gave too little credence to the vulnerable young men and boys behind these allegations.”He stood down after being asked to “consider his position” by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. In a statement the diocese of Oxford said: “In the wake of Dame Moira Gibb’s review, Lord Carey stood down from the role of Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford in June 2017, and withdrew from public ministry for a season. Lord Carey accepted the criticisms made of him at the time and has apologised to the victims of Peter Ball. 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. “In February 2018 Lord Carey contacted the Diocese of Oxford to request PTO (permission to officiate). This was granted by the Bishop of Oxford later the same month.“The granting of PTO enabled Lord Carey to preach and preside in the church where he worships, a church where his ministry is much valued. The granting of a PTO does not indicate a planned return to the role of Assistant Bishop.” Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey has been given back permission to preach by the Church of England, it has emerged. The news comes just two weeks before the child abuse inquiry is set examine allegations that Lord Carey was among senior church figures who “colluded” with disgraced bishop Peter Ball, who was convicted in 2015 of sexually abusing vulnerable young men and boys. The former Archbishop lost the right to preside over church services after standing down from his role as as honorary assistant bishop in the diocese last June, following the publication of a damning independent report criticising the Church’s handling of the case. He was granted “permission to officiate” in February after approaching the Bishop of Oxford, Dr Steven Croft, to ask to be allowed to minister. The diocese said the decision did not mean Lord Carey, 82, would return to his previous role as a bishop. Permission to officiate is usually granted by a diocesan bishop to retired bishops and clergy to allow them to act as a minster in the diocese. It can be withdrawn by the bishop at any time. The Gibb review, published last year, concluded that Lord Carey, who was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 until 2002, had “set the tone” for the Church’s reaction to Peter Ball, formerly bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester.  I believed Peter Ball’s protestations and gave too little credence to the vulnerable young men and boys behind these allegations.Lord Carey, speaking in 2017 The damning report criticised the Church for allowing Ball to continue to minister after he accepted a caution for gross indecency in 1993 and stepped down as bishop of Gloucester. Dame Moira Gibb concluded that Lord Carey “played the lead role” in letting Ball preside over services including baptisms and confirmations, as well as speaking at 17 public schools, until as late as 2007. Senior church figures, including Lord Carey, “colluded” with Ball to help him avoid criminal charges, her 18-month investigation found.  read more

Seventies squatters republic wins flower battle with Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston has withdrawn a controversial plan to trade mark the name of a 1970’s squat for a range of flowery bags, clothes and umbrellas.The company sparked outrage from the founders of ‘Frestonia’ who claimed it had no right to try to own the name of the commune set up in North Kensington, West London, in 1977.The Telegraph revealed how artists, writers, musicians and the comedian Alexei Sayle who either lived or performed at the squat had condemned the home furnishing company for trying to “commercialise” the name.Cath Kidston, created in 1993 by the English fashion designer Catherine Kidston, moved its headquarters to Freston Road in 2010. It is now owned by Baring Private Equity Asia, an investment company based in Hong Kong.A Cath Kidston spokesperson last night said it had dropped the application because it “recognised the importance of being a good neighbour” to the West London community where its headquarters are based.“After taking on board the views of local people, we decided to withdraw our application to trademark the name Frestonia.“The name was inspired by Freston Road, where our head office is based, and was never intended to cause offence.” 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. read more

President engages CPCE students staff

With regard to the One Laptop per Teacher (OPLT) programme, the President was informed that some students were not able to benefit from the initiative. He assured that the programme will continue with the aim of ensuring that every educator is equipped with a laptop, which is now a vital teaching tool in the classroom. -as outreach to institutions in the education sector continuesPresident David Granger, on Wednesday, met with students and staff of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) as he continues his outreach to educational institutions in what he calls fact finding missions to hear from the administrators and beneficiaries directly even as Government zeroes in on modernising and reforming the educational sector.According to the Ministry of the Presidency, the Head of State explained to students and instructors at the college that his administration recognises the importance of these consultations.Joined by the Minister of Education, Ms. Nicolette Henry, during the visit, the President said that he acknowledges that much more needs to be done to ensure that the CPCE is better equipped to effectively train the nation’s teachers but the input of qualified stakeholders in the reform process is needed. “From what I can hear this afternoon, there must be more conversations; there must be more deliberations among the people, who are in the system. It is not a boardroom decision; it is not an academic decision that we can just sit in an office and make rules,” he said.President Granger also said that he will make the results of the recently completed report on the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the education sector available to the institution so that it can study its findings and add to its content, the MoTP said.The forum was highly interactive as it allowed for both staff and students of the institution to speak freely on issues that are affecting them.CPCE’s Vice-Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, Ms. Paula Monforte said that as the Ministry of Education works to reform the sector, they should seek the knowledge, expertise and buy-in of people, who are specialists in the system. After the meeting, the President walked around to various sections of the College to get a better idea of the needs of the institution. He was accompanied Minister Henry, Chief Education Officer, Mr. Marcel Hutson and CPCE’s Principal, Ms. Viola Rowe. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSTEAM takes focus as 468 graduate from CPCEDecember 15, 2017In “latest news”President hands over $1M to CPCE for emphasis on STEMDecember 15, 2016In “latest news”MoE receives USD$86,000 second tranche grant from Chinese Govt for CPCE science improvementDecember 3, 2018In “latest news” read more

PHOTO STORY FROM KOMBANK ARENA Smiles and tears…

[Show thumbnails] Openning matches of the knock-out stage in magnificent “Kombank Arena” in Belgrade brought a lot of emotions. From one side euphoria and smiles, from the other tears. Look our photo story from the matche played on Monday… ← Previous Story Poland at TOP 8, Rasmussen: Big moment for Polish handball Next Story → Serbian madness in front of 12.000 fans – Brasil, Hungary and Norway to TOP 8! handball photo

90000 Chrome users fall for malicious Facebook Timeline extension

first_imgSecurity researchers at Barracuda Networks have spotted a handful of malicious Chrome extensions lurking in the Web Store that shared a common M.O. All of them were designed to track a user’s browsing activity, and all were disguised as Facebook mods that could revert the site from Timeline to its traditional layout. In total, around 90,000 Chrome users had been tricked into installing the three extensions spotted by Barracuda.Beyond tracking their users, the extensions also pushed bogus surveys and urge users into joining fake Facebook events. That part of the scam is what attracts new users to scammy extensions like this in the first place. In the Web Store, it’s hard for them to stand out when other legitimate extensions are already established and offer a long list of reviews and good ratings that prove their utility. In order to lure their marks into the van, the extension authors push it on Facebook — where frustrated users are more likely to jump on the first thing they see that promises to undo the Timeline view.Fortunately for Chrome users, Google has already caught on to the scam, too. As of this morning, all three of the extensions flagged by Barracuda as malicious have been removed from the Web Store.Now that Chrome is the most-used web browser in the world, Google’s going to need to remain vigilant. It should be a bit easier to keep malicious extensions at bay now, what with the company’s acquisition of the web-based malware scanning service VirusTotal going down last week.More at Barracuda Networkslast_img read more

Stop promoting junk to kids

first_imgA health lobby group is calling for a total ban on junk food advertising during peak children’s television viewing times. According to the Herald Sun this follows from the Obesity Policy Coalition releasing research that found 84 per cent of consumers believe children should be protected from unhealthy food advertising. The coalition’s strategy is the most comprehensive produced in Australia to limit big businesses from bombarding children with junk food advertising. It proposes unhealthy food ads on TV be banned on weekdays from 6am to 9am and 4pm to 9pm, and weekends and school holidays from 6am to noon and 4pm to 9pm. An OPC senior policy adviser, Jane Martin, said childhood obesity rates were of great concern. “We have a runaway train, and we need to slow this juggernaut, we need to slow it down and turn it around,” Ms Martin said. Compared to previous generations, young people are likely to suffer a decline in life expectancy because of obesity, Ms Martin said. “Children are very vulnerable and they can’t detect the difference between advertising and entertainment when they are very young, so it’s not really ethical to be targeting them in this way,” she said. Voluntary codes developed by the food industry in 2009, which purported to ensure food advertising directed at children represented healthier choices, was not working, she went on to say. “Our analysis indicates the current self-regulation system is utterly ineffective in protecting children from being the target of junk food advertisers. It is now time for the Government to step in and cease the pervasive promotion of junk food to children on TV, via the internet and through direct marketing.” This system was allowing junk-food companies to advertise during the highest rating children’s TV programs, and through Facebook, free toy offers, competitions and sports sponsorship. The group’s research found nearly 60 per cent of more than 1500 adults surveyed nominated TV advertising or toy giveaways as having the biggest impact on their children when asking for unhealthy food. The Obesity Coalition includes the Cancer Council, VicHealth, Diabetes Australia, Deakin University’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, and is backed by the AMA and a host of public health organisations. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Buy This Comic Shade The Changing Girl 3

first_img Wednesday is New Comic Book Day, which means that it is also the best day of the week. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. This week, that book is Shade, The Changing Girl #3 by writer Cecil Castellucci, with art by Marley Zarcone, and a backup story was written by Tini Howard and drawn by Sanya Anwar.SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL #3(W) Cecil Castellucci, Tini Howard (A) Marley Zarcone, Sanya Anwar (CA) Becky CloonanTrying to settle into her new life as an Earth girl, Shade finds the body she has taken over doesn’t have the same skills as it did when its previous inhabitant was in charge. It’s bad enough that her swim team hates her, but now she can’t perform in the water at all. Can Shade find anyone she can trust to give her guidance before the madness takes over and exposes her as an alien to the entire school?DC Comic’s Young Animal imprint, curated by writer Gerard Way (yes, the guy from My Chemical Romance), is defying expectations with its fresh and bold series, including Doom Patrol, Mother Panic, Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye, and my personal favorite, Shade, The Changing Girl. Written by Cecil Castellucci and drawn by Marley Zarcone, Shade has been the series that felt like everything the Young Animal imprint promised since its initial announcement. The perfect blend of a genuine, human story, along with a healthy dose of insane visuals and chaotic concepts, this series has worn its heart on its sleeve since the first issue, which had a killer last page that hooked me. Never dull, but never weird for weird’s sake, this book is still going strong with issue three, cementing itself as one of the best new series of the year.Marley Zarcone’s art, with colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick, keep this book on track. A simple, even clean style combined with a good sense of characters keeps this booking looking less sloppy and more fluid, which would be an easy mistake to make given the subject matter. There are plenty of opportunities for this series to go off the rails, but Castellucci’s script paired with Zarcone’s visuals keeps it walking that high wire with grace. It is a comic that makes me excited about comic books, even just by writing about it. A genuinely fun, smart book, Shade, The Changing Girl should be on everyone’s radar, even if just to try it. It might not be for everyone, but its quality is impossible to deny. A pleasant surprise of a series, Shade is still going strong in its third issue, which also features a backup story by writer Tini Howard, who writes The Skeptics for Black Mask Studios, and artist Sanya Anwar. The backup pairs perfectly with the main story, just showing how dedicated everyone is to a book with such a unique voice.Shade, The Changing Girl is available for download from Comixology or in print from Things From Another World.Other great new releases for 12/07/16: The Wicked + The Divine #24 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson. Avengers #2 by Mark Waid and Michael Del Mundo. Reggie and Me #1 by Tom DeFalco, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Sandy Jarrell and Jack Morelli. The 11 Weirdest ‘Scooby-Doo’ Guest Stars’Joker’ Gets Eight-Minute Standing Ovation at World Premiere Stay on targetlast_img read more

Kelloggs promotes Lamont

Kelloggs promotes Lamont

first_imgCereal manufacturer Kellogg’s has promoted Ben Lamont from talent and diversity director for Europe to HR director, UK and Ireland.In his new role, Lamont, who has nine years of HR experience, will lead Kellogg’s people agenda for its UK and Ireland business, focusing on recruitment, talent management, leadership development and organisational development.Lamont also specialises in business partnering, facilitation, mediation and negotiation, resourcing, e-learning and people management.At Kellogg’s, Lamont has held numerous roles, including European recruitment and diversity manager and HR manager, European organisation effectiveness. Prior to this, Lamont worked at PepsiCo, holding positions that included talent acquisition manager, national account manager and business development manager.last_img read more