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Pro Volleyball League important step for sports development: FIVB officialMumbai, May 23 (PTI) A senior official of The Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) has said that the upcoming Pro Volleyball League was an important step to develop the sport in India.In a letter addressed to Volleyball Federation of India Secretary General Ramavtar Singh Jakhar, FIVB President Ary S Graca congratulated VFI on setting up a professional volleyball league.”I congratulate you on the creation of the Pro Volleyball League in India. This is the most important step for the development of our beloved sport in the country. Developing the sport of Volleyball in India is one of the top priorities for FIVB and we extend all our support to the Pro Volleyball league in as many ways as possible,” Graca said in the letter.The Pro Volleyball League which will commence post the Asian Games 2018, in mid-September, will be played across two cities in the country. PTI NRB KRK KRK KRK RYS RYS RYS
The local Disaster Recovery Center located at Western Iowa Tech’s Security Institute in Sioux City will close permanently on Thursday evening at 7pm.The closure does not mean that help for Iowa disaster survivors is going away.Those affected by flooding in March can still register with FEMA or continue to get help with their cases and other general information by calling FEMA’s Helpline at 1-800-621-3362.The Harrison County FEMA Center located at the county fairgrounds in Missouri Valley will also close Thursday evening.
Serie A Juventus are not in trouble – Allegri Stephen Creek 20:55 11/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Serie A Juventus UEFA Champions League Juventus v Crotone Crotone The Bianconeri coach claims his side are not nearing crisis mode despite having taken just one win from their last four games Massimiliano Allegri admitted that life is getting harder each year as teams seek to knock Juventus off the top of the Serie A pecking order, but insisted his side are “not in trouble”.The Bianconeri go into their home game against Crotone on Sunday having won just one of their last four games in all competitions, following Champions League draws against Barcelona and Sporting CP, a home victory over Benevento, and a 3-2 defeat at Sampdoria.Third-placed Juventus trail Serie A leaders Napoli by four points and second-placed Inter by two, and Allegri conceded improvement is needed if his side are to challenge for a seventh consecutive Scudetto. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “It is obvious that we need to improve in order to arrive in March in the best condition to play the season,” said the Juve coach. “In the league Napoli are doing extraordinary things, while Juventus have dropped maybe two or three points.”We are not in trouble. We are travelling at good speed in the league and in Champions League we are one step from the knockout stage.”Allegri also cited his side’s ability to bounce back from disappointment, adding: “Last year we were seven points clear at the top of the table when we went to play Fiorentina in Florence, but we weren’t playing well. We lost and after that I changed things, but only because there was a need.”We were in crisis two years ago when we were 10 points from the summit.”The question of whether to play three or four defenders is one that has bugged Allegri this season, and he suggested Benedikt Howedes could make a rare appearance in the absence of Giorgio Chiellini, who is recovering from a thigh injury.Allegri claimed that his selections against Crotone would be largely dictated by the fitness and form of his squad.”The numbers make me crazy,” he said. “It all depends on the characteristics of the players.@OfficialAllegri: ” @BeneHoewedes has trained well. He could be a solution tomorrow.. He has good ball management, he has good feet and can play in the center or outside in a four-man defense” #JuveCrotone pic.twitter.com/CdTHO0vP1t— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) November 25, 2017″It may be the turn of Howedes. He has trained well and could be a solution. He has good ball management, he has good feet and can play in the centre or outside in a four-man defence.”[Gianluigi] Buffon will play in goal. Certainly Chiellini, [Juan] Cuadrado and [Filippo] Bernardeschi will not be there, while [Sami] Khedira will rest.”If he feels good, Mario Mandzukic will start.”We must handle the group well. It is important in a long season.”
The Museum of Natural History has temporarily closed its public galleries and staff offices today, Oct. 1, because of a power outage. Work to restore power to the building will begin immediately. This evening’s opening of Canada’s Waterscapes and Canadian Wildlife Photography has been cancelled. The museum is expected to reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday. People can call the museum information line at 902-424-7353 for updated information.
EDMONTON – The family of an indigenous sex assault victim who was jailed and shackled while testifying against her attacker is angry about how she was treated by Alberta’s justice system and wants the man to spend the rest of his life in jail.Lance Blanchard was found guilty last year of aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping and unlawful confinement for the 2014 attack.Relatives of the 28-year-old homeless woman came face to face with Blanchard on Tuesday during a court hearing over his treatment at the Edmonton Remand Centre.“It hurts. I want him in jail. I don’t want him out here. I don’t want anybody else to get … raped and beat up,” the woman’s tearful mother said outside court.“I wanted to know why he did that to my baby. Why her? I don’t mean for anybody else for that to happen to them. Why my baby?”The Crown is seeking to have Blanchard declared a dangerous offender. Blanchard’s lawyer is trying to block the move.At a 2015 preliminary hearing for Blanchard, a judge agreed with the Crown that the victim should spend five nights in the remand centre during her testimony. The Crown was concerned about her behaviour and whether she would return to court otherwise.The woman, who was originally from Maskwacis, Alta. and can’t be identified, was shackled and handcuffed during her testimony. On at least two occasions, she had to ride in the same prisoner van as her attacker.On Monday, Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley called the case “disturbing and tragic” while announcing two investigations into how the victim was treated. Ganley has apologized to the family.The mother said the minister’s words gave her no solace.“It didn’t matter. She is already gone,” the mother said. “She didn’t do anything wrong. She was a happy-go-lucky girl.”The woman was killed in an unrelated shooting last year.Family members said they are also angry with the Crown for not allowing the victim’s name to be published. The mother said her daughter was smart and strong, and people should know who she was.The victim’s sister-in-law said the woman’s relatives still can’t believe how she was treated.“This shouldn’t have happened — how she was handcuffed, shackled. There were other options. They didn’t try to find the family, saying can she stay here while the trial was going on. They didn’t try to take her to a woman’s shelter.“They failed her big time.”The Alberta Judicial Council said Tuesday it had not received any complaints about how provincial court Judge Raymond Bodnarek conducted Blanchard’s 2015 preliminary hearing.Provincial court Chief Judge Terry Matchett said he has no authority to review decisions made by judges during trials or preliminary hearings, including decisions about keeping a witness in custody, which is allowed under the Criminal Code.But Matchett said he will look at what happened to determined if anything can be learned.“I will be conducting a detailed examination of all of the circumstances of this case,” he said in an email.A different judge who found Blanchard guilty in December expressed regret that the woman was held in custody.“She was remanded into custody on the mistaken belief that she was ‘a flight risk’ and that she was simply incapable of participating properly in the court proceedings,” Justice Eric Macklin wrote in his ruling released earlier this year.“Her treatment by the justice system in this respect was appalling.”Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said Tuesday the woman’s treatment “was absolutely unacceptable.”“The system failed her on a number of different fronts.”
UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, has announced the appointment of British actress, Emma Watson, as Goodwill Ambassador.Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series, the accomplished actress, humanitarian, and recent graduate of Ivy League institution Brown University, will dedicate her efforts as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador towards the empowerment of young women and will serve as an advocate for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign in promoting gender equality.“We are thrilled and honoured to work with Emma, whom we believe embodies the values of UN Women,” stated Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women. “The engagement of young people is critical for the advancement of gender equality in the 21st century, and I am convinced that Emma’s intellect and passion will enable UN Women’s messages to reach the hearts and minds of young people globally,” added Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka.Ms. Watson has been involved in the promotion of girls’ education for several years, and previously visited Bangladesh and Zambia as part of her humanitarian efforts.“Being asked to serve as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador is truly humbling. The chance to make a real difference is not an opportunity that everyone is given and is one I have no intention of taking lightly. Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting. I still have so much to learn, but as I progress I hope to bring more of my individual knowledge, experience and awareness to this role,” said Ms. Watson.Ms. Watson is the first Goodwill Ambassador appointment under Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka’s leadership.
Last week, the Council committee set up to monitor the implementation of the sanctions removed Ernest Eastman, Lawrence Morgan and Robert B. Woodson from its roster of senior officials and their relatives who are banned from travelling. The move still leaves about 120 people affected by the prohibition. These latest sanctions against Liberia were imposed by the Security Council in March 2001 by resolution 1343 in response to concerns about the reported transit of illicit diamonds – which were being traded to fuel the conflict in Sierra Leone – through Liberia. The Council determined that Liberia’s support for the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone constituted a threat to international peace and security, and called on Monrovia to expel RUF members from its territory and withdraw its support for the rebel group. Under the sanctions, all States must prevent the sale or supply to Liberia of arms and related materiel of all types. Countries are also banned from importing any rough diamonds from Liberia, while members of its government officials and their spouses are under the travel ban, with exemptions only for humanitarian reasons.
“I urge those who remain outside the process to support the agreement and contribute to building a federal Somalia,” the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Nicholas Kay, said during a visit to Baidoa. He is in the area to support the Federal Government and local efforts to establish a new interim administration which would comprise regions of Bay, Bakool, and Lower Shabelle. “All parties should continue their work constructively and peacefully, and avoid any actions that might undermine peace and security,” noted Mr. Kay, who is also the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).While in Baidoa, the senior UN official met with the Speaker of the Somali Federal Parliament, Mohamed Osman Jawari, as well as signatories to the agreement on an interim administration in south west Somalia and members of the technical committee established to implement it.The agreement was formed in June, after supporters of two different state formation processes met in the capital, Mogadishu.Mr. Kay today reiterated his encouragement on stakeholders to expedite the implementation of the agreement. “The momentum of Somalia’s state-building process must not be interrupted; it is a critical part of the country’s path towards peace and stability,” he stressed. UNSOM, established by the UN Security Council in June of last year, is mandated to support the Federal Government of Somalia with its peace and state building agenda, including the federalism process, review of the provisional constitution and elections in 2016. It also works to strengthen Somalia’s security sector, promote respect for human rights and women’s empowerment and assist in the coordination of international assistance.
For the first time ever, the city of Columbus is set to host the NCAA women’s basketball Final Four in 2018.The announcement was made Monday evening on ESPN2 after the women’s basketball committee visited Columbus in September.Columbus was up against Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and New Orleans in the bidding process. Each city was in the running to host the Final Four between 2017 and 2020, with Dallas getting 2017, Tampa Bay being awarded the 2019 tournament and New Orleans receiving the Final Four in 2020.Columbus has never hosted the women’s Final Four, but last hosted first round matchups at Ohio State’s St. John Arena in 2013.Tampa Bay is set to host the 2015 women’s Final Four.Bids to host the Final Four were due in May and the committees narrowed the list down to select finalists before visiting each of those cities earlier this fall.According to an NCAA release, any venue that wishes to host the women’s Final Four must have a seating capacity of at least 18,000. Nationwide Arena — the likely site for a Final Four in Columbus — has a capacity of 19,500 for basketball.A Greater Columbus Sports Commission release estimated in September that the women’s Final Four could generate $18-20 million in visitor spending and could attract 40,000 fans.
Xstrata brought the Mangoola coal mine into production in 2011/2012 in the Upper Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. Mangoola is set to deliver 10.5 Mt/y of ROM thermal coal over an expected 18 year mine life. The main fleet is made up of Liebherr hydraulic excavators and a Le Tourneau L-1850 wheel loader along with Caterpillar trucks. The drive-wheel Michelin tyres on the L-1850 with a pair of FELS CROWN X22 tyre protection chains (TPCs) from RUD.Considered one of the most popular in LeTourneau’s loader line, the L-1850 is offered with a 30 m³/ 54 t bucket as standard equipment. Powered by a 1,419 kW diesel engine, the L-1850 is designed to centre load most haul trucks rated for payloads between 236 and 327 t. Concealed by 15-90 m of sandstone conglomerate, the three 9-10 m coal seams at Mangoola are inter-bedded with 3-4 m thick, late-Permian, tuffaceous bands. The L-1850 loader’s Michelin X-Mine D2 60/80-57 tyres are subject, not only to heavy abrasion from the sandstone and tuff but are also under constant threat of sidewall damage from the unpredictable content such as razor-sharp, unweathered shards of rock.As the only wheeled loader on site, the Letourneau is too valuable an asset to be standing idle awaiting a replacement tyre. Given the current limited availability of giant earthmover tyres and high replacement costs, Mangoola has taken practical pre-emptive steps to save unnecessary expense and unwelcome delays in production. The RUD FELS CROWN X22 tyre protection chains were supplied, installed and supported by RUD Australia and manufactured by RUD Kettenfrabrik of Germany. RUD states: “The robust, tight-meshed, 22 m, ribbed links of RUDs FELS CROWN encase the tyre, absorbing the abrasion which would, otherwise, in no time, powder the tread and, by deflecting sharp rock fragments, preventing sudden-death, side-wall penetration.”While an extending new tyre lives up to three times is a significant benefit, another big plus of owning RUD TPCs according to the group is in productivity through assured machine availability and reduced cost per delivered tonne. Since fitting the TPCs the L-1850 has worked over 9,000 hours without reporting any unscheduled workshop visits for tyre repairs or replacements.
The world of underground mining is becoming increasingly challenging. Issues associated with deeper orebodies, increasing costs and the drive for greater social responsibility continue to pressure the viability of many operations. In response to this, Atlas Copco Underground Rock Excavation and Remote Control Technologies (RCT) have agreed to team up to provide a comprehensive range of automation solutions that will deliver on the demand for safe, productive mining.Atlas Copco and RCT each offer a range of automation solutions for increasing safety and productivity for underground mobile equipment. While Atlas Copco’s solutions are focused mainly on machines that use the well-known RCS control system, RCT provide solutions that are a perfect match for some of the older generation Atlas Copco products that remain popular workhorses of the industry.By combining expertise and solutions in this way, Atlas Copco and RCT can offer a broad range of remote control and guidance systems for the majority of Atlas Copco’s underground machine portfolio.Julian Reynolds, Product Line Manager for Atlas Copco, explains: ”The reason behind our decision to work with RCT is quite simple……we have some older or newly acquired machine models in our portfolio for which we do not currently offer a comprehensive range of automation solutions. We must be able to offer these machines with similar automation functionality that customers can find on our newer generation equipment. Teaming up with RCT gives us the opportunity to do this and we are glad that such a recognised company shares our view on the importance of delivering safe productivity.”According to Phil Goode, Senior Business Development Manager for RCT: ”The intention is that Atlas Copco and RCT will provide a united front in addressing any safety or productivity issues that a customer may be experiencing. They will have access to the expertise of both organisations to ensure an automation solution can be found that meets their specific needs, no matter what type of Atlas Copco vehicles are in their fleet. We have worked successfully with Atlas Copco in the past and it is a great step forward to be able spread this cooperation further”.
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Man dies after his car crashes into a tree in Co Louth The crash happened yesterday afternoon. Short URL Feb 12th 2018, 7:49 AM Monday 12 Feb 2018, 7:48 AM 16,826 Views Share29 Tweet Email By Rónán Duffy The crash happened in the Twonspark area. Image: Google Maps 1 Comment Image: Google Maps A MAN IN his 50s died after his car left the road and struck a tree in Co Louth yesterday.The crash happened at about 5.30pm yesterday afternoon at Townparks in Ardee.Gardaí have said that the man was alone in the car at the time of the crash and that no other vehicles were involved.The road was closed for a period to allow for an examination by garda investigators but it has since reopened.Read: Elderly man dies after Galway road crash despite efforts of passers-by >Read: Icy showers and up to 3cm of snow forecast as authorities issue safety advice > http://jrnl.ie/3847169 The crash happened in the Twonspark area.
Europeans will spend 3 percent less on Christmas this year as the euro region struggles to grow and unemployment remains high, a study showed.On average, Europeans will lay out 488 euros on gifts, food and drinks and leisure activities for the late December holiday, Deloitte LLP said. Only shoppers in Poland, Russia, Switzerland and Germany will spend more this year, according to the consultant, which polled more than 17,000 adults in 17 countries last month.Years after the sovereign-debt crisis rocked the region, the 18-nation euro area is still struggling to expand. Across the bloc, growth has ground to a halt. The region’s biggest consumer companies from Unilever to SABMiller Plc have reported results that trailed estimates amid lackluster spending at home.“The euro area is still vulnerable,” Deloitte said in the study. “In this difficult context, household confidence is put to the test.”Consumers in Greece are restraining their spending by 13 per cent, the study found, as they cut back on everything from gifts to going out. Polish shoppers, on the other hand, are spending an additional 29 per cent on gifts. Source: Bloomberg Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
“American Idol” will return to ABC on March 11 with a special two-hour premiere special at 8 p.m. ET.The announcement was confirmed a short while later via social media by Katy Perry, who will be joining the relaunched show’s first season as part of the judging panel, alongside Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. Twitter Ryan Seacrest: “American Idol” Returns March 2018 ryan-seacrest-reveals-american-idol-2018-premiere-date NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 18, 2015 – 1:28 pm Lionel Richie Wins Album Of The Year https://www.instagram.com/p/BbKFri9l69- News Email Find out when the reboot of the acclaimed talent competition is scheduled to premiereBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 6, 2017 – 3:56 pm Ryan Seacrest officially announced the return date for “American Idol” on this morning’s episode of “Live With Kelly And Ryan.” Ryan Seacrest Reveals “American Idol” 2018 Premiere Date Facebook Auditions for prospective contestants have been taking place around the country over the past three months, with stops in 23 cities. Voicing her excitement over joining the show this past October, Perry said, ” I think there is still talent out there to be discovered … we’re here to really make dreams come true, and to hopefully find that ‘American Idol’.”Katy Perry GRAMMY Museum Exhibit Opens Nov. 7Read more
Alavudinum Arputha Camera.PR HandoutFilmmaker Naveen of critically acclaimed movie Moodar Koodam has blamed Vishagan Vanangamudi’s uncle Swarna Sethuraman of Flash Films for creating troubles for the release of his upcoming movie Alaudhinin Arputha Camera.According to Naveen, he was approached by Vishagan Vanangamudi and his uncles in 2016 to work on a project. He was initially not keen to join hands but agreed to direct a film for them after they convinced him.In the press release, Naveen claims that they had an agreement, according to which the project was supposed to be completed in eight months. Vishagan and the producers were happy with the script and paid him an advance amount to kick-start the pre-production works, he says. The young filmmaker says that he utilised the amount to book the technicians and for the location hunt. However, Vishagan and his uncles lost interest in the project post demonetisation and due to other issues. Swarna Sethuraman later allegedly said that Vishagan was not working in the project and leaving to the US. Now, using his money power and influence, Swarna Sethuraman has brought a stay against the release of his latest film Alaudhinin Arputha Camera for not returning the advance amount, Naveen blames. The director claims that he has necessary proof to prove his points and is ready to challenge them in the court.On the other side, Swarna Sethuraman has a different story to tell as he states that he gave a cheque of Rs 45 lakh and Rs 5 lakh cash to direct the project. Once the director got his money, he left to the US and failed to come up with a script even after 10 months, Sethuraman adds. Alaudhinin Arputha Camera is a fantasy film, which is written, directed and produced by Naveen himself apart from playing the lead.
The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade on Wednesday, signaling faith that the U.S. economy had largely overcome the wounds of the 2007-2009 financial crisis.The U.S. central bank’s policy-setting committee raised the range of its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to between 0.25 percent and 0.50 percent, ending a lengthy debate about whether the economy was strong enough to withstand higher borrowing costs.”With the economy performing well and expected to continue to do so, the committee judges that a modest increase in the federal funds rate is appropriate,” Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in a press conference after the rate decision was announced. “The economic recovery has clearly come a long way.”The Fed’s policy statement noted the “considerable improvement” in the U.S. labor market, where the unemployment rate has fallen to 5 percent, and said policymakers are “reasonably confident” inflation will rise over the medium term to the Fed’s 2 percent objective.The central bank made clear the rate hike was a tentative beginning to a “gradual” tightening cycle, and that in deciding its next move it would put a premium on monitoring inflation, which remains mired below target.”The process is likely to proceed gradually,” Yellen said, a hint that further hikes will be slow in coming.She added that policymakers were hoping for a slow rise in rates but one that will keep the Fed ahead of the curve as the economic recovery continues. “To keep the economy moving along the growth path it is on … we would like to avoid a situation where we have left so much (monetary) accommodation in place for so long we have to tighten abruptly.”New economic projections from Fed policymakers were largely unchanged from September, with unemployment anticipated to fall to 4.7 percent next year and economic growth hitting 2.4 percent.The Fed statement and its promise of a gradual path represented a compromise between policymakers who have been ready to raise rates for months and those who feel the economy is still at risk from weak inflation and slow global growth.”The Fed is going out of its way to assure markets that, by embarking on a ‘gradual’ path, this will not be your traditional interest rate cycle,” said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz.Fed officials said they were confident the situation was ripe for them to make a historic turn in policy without much disruption to financial markets, which had expected the hike this week.U.S. stocks rallied on the news, in part because the Fed made clear it would proceed slowly with further tightening. Yields on U.S. Treasuries rose, while the dollar was largely unchanged against a basket of currencies. Oil prices fell sharply before paring losses.POLICY STILL ACCOMMODATIVEYellen on Wednesday said the Fed had no desire to curb consumers from spending or businesses from investing. She emphasized that interest rates remained low even after the rate hike, near levels economists regard as appropriate for a recession.”Policy remains accommodative,” Yellen said. “The U.S. economy has shown considerable strength. Domestic spending has continued to hold up.”
Vishakha Raghav the diva who sizzled the reality show Love school 3 with her astounding persona and charm is all set to enter the b’town world.That’s right a birdie informed us about the diva signing a well-renowned banner for her debut.Extracting immense fame and fan fam from a reality show, Vishakha is all geared up for her upcoming projects in the pipeline.The shoot of the untitled project will be starting later this year. Vishakha will also be seen in an upcoming web series having a well-renowned star cast under an ace production house.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.