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Proud to Have Led India to Success in Maiden Stint as Captain: Harmanpreet Singh

first_imgNew Delhi: Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh is a proud man after having led India to success in his maiden stint as captain of the national team in the just-concluded Olympic Test event in Tokyo.World no. 5 India rested some senior players and fielded a relatively young team for the Olympic Test event but still managed to lift the crown, defeating New Zealand 5-0 in the final on Wednesday. “It was a fantastic opportunity for everyone involved in the team to showcase what they can do. With some experienced players rested for the tournament, we had a fairly younger squad, but it was a great chance for the youngsters to do well and I am really pleased with the way everyone stepped up.”The team performed well against teams like Japan, Malaysia and New Zealand, and it was an immensely proud moment for me to have led the Indian men’s hockey team for the very first time,” said the 23-year-old Harmanpreet, who captained India in the absence of Manpreet Singh.India had a great start to the Olympic Test Event as they registered a 6-0 win against Malaysia in their opening match before losing to New Zealand 1-2 in their second match.But the Indians came back strongly in their last round-robin match to defeat hosts Japan 6-3 and secure a place in the final.Harmanpreet scored two goals in the tournament and both his strikes came against New Zealand — the first in the 1-2 loss in round-robin match, while the other was in the final.”Scoring is something that I have really worked on since the junior days. To be able to help the team in scoring some important goals at crucial junctures in a match is something that motivates me even further,” Harmanpreet said.”I have worked on my drag-flicking with the coaches, and finally it is showing on the field as well and I am really pleased, but I will continue to keep working.”Harmanpreet made his debut for the senior team in May 2015 against Japan during a Test Series in Bhubaneswar and went on to become one of the youngest players in the Indian side that played at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.Since then, the 23-year-old has taken part in most major tournaments for India, including two FIH Champions Trophy held in 2016 and in 2018, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games in 2018, and the World Cup last year.”It was a great experience for me to have played at the last Olympics, but we came up short. However, the team is now quite focused on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and once we manage to do that, the hard work will continue to happen as we want to achieve something huge with this current team,” Harmanpreet signed off. 2020 tokyo olympicsharmanpreet singhIndian men’s hockey teamOlympic test event First Published: August 23, 2019, 4:38 PM 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

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Indian Premier League 2016, Match 8, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Live Cricket Scores

first_imgWelcome to our LIVE COVERAGE of Indian Premier League 2016 Match 8 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. (Scorecard)Updates:Quotes!Gautam Gambhir: Very important to win this game especially after losing the last game. We needed to get some momentum before we play the home games. I thought it was a 170 wicket and we knew that the ball will come on nicely under the lights. The bowlers took wickets up front and I think we paced the chase perfectly. There is no pressure on Sunil Narine. He will get more confident as the tournament progresses and he is our trumpcard. He will definitely get better.Gautam Gambhir is adjudged the Man of the Match. Result: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets! KKR innings:19.24 IST: That’s it! Gambhir finishes it off with a four. The captain stole the show tonight with an unbeaten 90 off 60 balls. KKR beat SRH by 8 wickets to register their second win of the season. 19.10 IST: Gambhir continues to deal in boundaries. KKR racing away – 123/2 in 16 overs, need 20 in 24 balls 19.07 IST: Great over for KKR, courtesy Gambhir. The southpaw hit Reddy for couple of boundaries to keep KKR ahead. KKR 112/2 in 15 overs 19.00 IST: OUT! Bowled! That’s a jaffa from Mustafizur! A brilliant yorker knocks Andre Russell down! KKR 97/2 in 13.4 overs  18.55 IST: OUT! SRH have finally got the breakthrough as Ashish Reddy gets rid of Uthappa (LBW) for 38. KKR 92/1 in 12.3 overs 18.52 IST: Fifty comes up for Gambhir off 41 balls. The KKR captain is in a superb run of form. Two half-centuries in three games. KKR 92/0 in 12.2 overs advertisement18.46 IST: Gambhir goes after Karn Sharma, hits him for three consecutive boundaries. KKR 86/0 in 11 overs 18.40 IST: SIX! What a shot from Gambhir off Henriques. He has now got the Orange cap. KKR 69/0 in 9.3 overs18.30 IST: Single from Gambhir brings up the fifty-run opening stand with Uthappa. KKR 50/0 in 8 overs 18.28 IST: Four! Superb pull shot from Gambhir off Henriques. KKR are racing away in their chase.  18.26 IST: Another good over for KKR, they get 6 off Karn Sharma. This partnership is getting dangerous for SRH. KKR 42/0 in 7 overs 18.17 IST: Nice and tidy over from Mustafizur, gives away just 3 runs. KKR 28/0 in 5 overs 18.10 IST: Four overs have been bowled and KKR are steady at 24/0, chasing 143 against SRH.  18.01 IST: Four! Gambhir gets into the position early and hits Barinder for a boundary over mid-wicket. KKR 13/0 in 2 overs 17.56 IST: Good first over for KKR as Bhuvneshwar gives away 7 runs. KKR 7/0 in 1 over 17.50 IST: Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa are out in the middle to start KKR chase. Bhuvneshwar Kumar open the bowling for SRH.  End of SRH innings! 17.37 IST: Umesh Yadav (3/28), Morne Morkel (2/35) restrict SRH to 142/7 in 20 overs! Pleasing effort from the KKR players. SRH didn’t have a good start and KKR bowlers did well to maintain the pressure on them.  17.36 IST: OUT! Ashish Reddy is run-out for 13!  17.29 IST: OUT! Morgan fails to clear the boundary and holes out to Shakib in the deep. Umesh Yadav takes his third wicket as SRH 128/6 in 18.4 overs   17.26 IST: Fifty comes up for Morgan off 41 balls. Brilliant innings by the Englishman. SRH 125/5 in 18 overs17.22 IST: Out! Sensational effort from Russell and Chawla at the boundary rope ends Naman Ojha’s stay at 37. SRH 117/5 in 17.3 overs  17.19 IST: SIX! Morgan ends the over with a maximum off Shakib. That was a massive hit over long-off! Will take some pressure off the team. SRH 115/4 in 17 overs 17.12 IST: SIX! Short and wide from Morkel and Ojha smashes the South African for a maximum to bring up the 50-run stand for the 5th wicket! 100 also come up for SRH. Ojha-Morgan stand has come at the right time. SRH 105/4 in 16 overs   17.09 IST: SIX! Ojha hits Narine for a maximum over mid-wicket boundary. This is also the first six of the innings. SRH 94/4 in 15 overs  17.05 IST: Another big over for SRH. Ojha and Morgan are having a go at the KKR bowlers. 13 off Piyush Chawla’s 1st over. SRH 86/4 in 14 overs   17.00 IST: Morgan goes after Narine and hits him for two consecutive boundaries. Another good over for SRH – 10 off it. SRH 73/4 in 13 overs 16.58 IST: A good over finally for the SRH – 8 off it! SRH 63/4 in 12 overs 16.54 IST: Another tidy over from Narine, just 3 off it. Gmabhir won’t mind it but Narine needs to pick wickets. SRH 55/4 in 11 overs 16.51 IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust! Russell strikes to remove Hooda for 6. Regular wickets have checked the hosts’ progress. SRH 52/4 in 10 overs 16.46 IST: Sunil Narine bowled the first over for KKR this season and with a new action. Looked a completely different bowler. Gave away 5 runs in his first over. SRH 48/3 in 9 overs  advertisement16.40 IST: Good over from Andre Russell, just two off it. SRH 43/3 in 8 overs   16.36 IST: SRH have lost the top three batsmen and with a not-so-good middle order, they will now feel the pressure against KKR. SRH 41/3 in 7 overs 16.33 IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav strikes again to remove Moises Henriques (LBW) for 6! SRH in trouble at 36/3 in 6 overs 16.29 IST: KKR have introduced their spinners inside the powerplay. Shakib Al Hasan bowls a good over, giving away just 4 runs. SRH 30/2 in 5 overs16.25 IST: SRH have lost both their openers early to give KKR the early advantage. SRH 26/2 in 4 overs 14.21 IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav strikes as SRH lose the dangerous-looking Warner for 13. The Australian opener went for the shot early and gave hold out to Suryakumar Yadav at short extra cover. Good comeback from Umesh! SRH 23/2 in 3.3 overs 14.17 IST: OUT! Dhawan is gone! Great catch from Uthappa behind the wicket and no over stepping this time from Morkel! The southpaw goes for the uppish cut only to give a top-edge to Uthappa. SRH lose their first wicket, Dhawan departs for 6. SRH 18/1 in 2.4 overs14.14 IST: Four! Elegant shot from Dhawan off Morkel! Nice and on the middle of the bat, the ball went past mid-off.14.13 IST: Umesh Yadav bowls a tidy over, gives away just 5 runs. SRH 14/0 in 2 overs  14.07 IST: Four! Warner finds the gap and hits Morne for a boundary to deep extra cover. SRH 9/0 in 1 overs14.02 IST: Out! Wait. It’s a no ball! David Warner is caught by Piyush Chawla off a no ball! The Hyderabad captain survives an early scare as Morne Morkel over steps. 14.00 IST: Warner and Dhawan are out in the middle to start for SRH while Morne Morkel opens the bowling for KKR. 15.55 IST: Playing XIs:Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh YadavSunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Ashish Reddy, Naman Ojha, Eoin Morgan, Deepak Hooda, Karn Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran15.36 IST: Quotes!Gautam Gambhir: We were looking to bowl as well, we are a decent chasing side. Hopefully we can restrict them and chase it down. Three changes. Hastings is injured, Hoggy is down with food poison. Shakib and Morne Morkel are in. I forgot the third change.David Warner: We are going to bat first. I don’t think the wicket will change much. It’s pretty hot out here, so runs on the board are going to be crucial. We want to make this our fortress. One change for us, Barinder Sran replaces injured Ashish Nehra. 15.30 IST: Toss! Sunrisers Hyderabad opt to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders. Sunil Narine returns for KKR!15.10 IST: Here are Sunrisers Hyderabad players warming up for the match. .@RPSupergiants training for the game against KXIP #IPL pic.twitter.com/T58kL6IbwYadvertisement IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 16, 201614.50 IST: Karn Sharma has dismissed KKR opener Robin Uthappa twice in their 4 meetings. Will the leggie get the better of Uthappa tonight?14.35 IST: Just about under an hour left to go for the toss in Hyderabad. It’s a double header with Kolkata Knight Riders taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first match and Mumbai Indians up against Gujarat Lions later tonight.Let’s take a look at some of the interesting stats from the KKR-SRH game! – In 6 innings against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Yusuf Pathan averages 99.5 runs!- Umesh Yadav has dismissed David Warner 2 times in 3 innings that they have faced each other in IPL history. Preview: Eyeing their first win of the season, Sunrisers Hyderabad would be looking to put up an improved show in their home ground where they lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders, who would also be keen to get back to winning ways in the Indian Premier League on Saturday. (Full IPL Coverage | POINTS TABLE)Sunrisers suffered a 45-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening game with RCB’s Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson having a blast with the bat against the hapless Hyderabad bowlers.A victory against KKR, at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium, will go a long way in bringing Sunrisers’ campaign back on track. Two-time title winners KKR also lost their last match, having started the tournament with a victory. (Don’t write off KKR after one defeat, warns Gautam Gambhir)SRH could not make it to the final four last year and the task that awaits them is again easier said than done as KKR, champions in 2012 and 2014, are one of the strongest outfits in the tournament.Though they suffered a reverse against Mumbai Indians, KKR were at its dazzling best against Delhi Daredevils. (Read More)last_img read more

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Tamil Nadu: 2 dead, 80 injured in Jallikattu event

first_imgTwo spectators died, one of them gored by a bull, and 80 persons were injured in the ‘jallikattu’ (bull taming) sport at M Pudur area of the district today, police said.32-year-old Thirunavakarau, an engineering graduate, died on the spot after he was attacked by the bull, while another man “died of shock” when another bull ran towards him.The bull dashed into the barricade, behind which the man was standing. Out of shock, he suffered a cardiac arrest, collapsed and died on the spot, police said.A total of 80 persons, mostly bull tamers, were injured in the event, they said.Most of the injured were treated as outpatients at the medical outpost set up at the venue, while a few others were hospitalised.Besides this, five persons were injured in a clash between two groups of bull tamers over the reported wrong announcement of the prize winners by the organisers. Most of the prizes, including motorbikes, were damaged in the violence, police said.Ten persons have been detained in connection with the clash, they added.Also read: Jallikattu 2.0: Students agitate in Tamil Nadu in solidarity with farmers’ Jantar Mantar skull protest Also read: Tamil Nadu farmers’ plight: DMK calls for bandh on April 25last_img read more

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Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are all smiles as they return from romantic holiday in Lake Como

first_imgOther Galleries 5 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kartik Aaryan and Aparshakti Khurana attend Rajkummar Rao’s Made In China screening. See pics 15 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Ramesh Taurani Diwali bash: Salman Khan kicks off celebrations with Sonakshi Sinha and Preity Zinta 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Saand Ki Aankh screening: Vicky Kaushal and Imtiaz Ali cheer for Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar 10 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Housefull 4 screening: Ananya Panday and Aarav join Akshay Kumar and Kriti SanonOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoMoviesMoviesGallery Image: Image: Caption: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were snapped at the Mumbai airport.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The two were returning from their holiday at Lake Como in Italy.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: Alia rocked a casual look as she wore a pink polka dotted top and a pair of jeans with sneakers.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: Ranbir, on the other hand, can be seen sporting a white tee with an orange light blue shirt on top of it.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: Alia and Ranbir both will next be seen in Ayam Mukerji’s Brahmastra.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Tags: Ranbir KapoorAlia BhattSource type: photogalleryShort description: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were snapped at the Mumbai airport. They were returning from their romantic holiday in Lake Como.Preview_unique_id: preview_5cd52a3720d501557473847_1521694_editCommentContent Publish date: Friday, May 10, 2019 – 12:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1MzMiLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1OTgiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1MzMifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are all smiles as they return from romantic holiday in Lake ComoApp headline: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are all smiles as they return from romantic holiday in Lake Comolast_img read more

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Google Pixel 4 spotted in public again

first_img Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 14:28 IST Image Courtesy: Luis Brian/9To5GoogleHIGHLIGHTSGoogle Pixel 4 has been spotted in public.Google Pixel 4 was spotted on London Underway.This is the second time that Pixel 4 has been spotted in public.The Google Pixel is slated to be launched in October this week. Ahead of the official launch of the upcoming Pixel smartphone, a number of reports in the past couple of weeks have tried to give us a glimpse of the Pixel 3 successor. While reports and leaks ahead of smartphone launches are common, Google made an unprecedented move by leaking an image of the Pixel 4 via its official Twitter channel. That should stoppedor at the very leastslowed down the string of reports. But it hasn’t. And now, the Google Pixel 4 has been spotted in the public once again.According to a report by 9To5 Google, the upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone was spotted on London Underground late last week. The phone was presumably covered in a generic grey coloured smartphone case. Normally, the casing would make it difficult to identify the Pixel 4 smartphone. However, the phone’s rear camera setup was a give away.The images show the Pixel 4 smartphone spotting a triple camera setup along with an LED flash and what the publication reports to be a spectral sensor that is place above and below the flash.Notably, this is not the first time that the upcoming Google Pixel 4 smartphone has been spotted in public. Last month, a tipster shared the first live image of the Google Pixel 4 in what seemed to be a Made by Google fabric case. The phone was reportedly spotted in London. While the live image didn’t reveal much, it did confirm that the Pixel 4 would come with a multi-camera setup at the back that would be neatly tucked inside a square shaped module.advertisementSeparately, prior leaks and reports have detailed a number of features and specifications pertaining to the upcoming Pixel 3 successor. Google has already confirmed that Pixel 4 would come with a triple rear camera setup and a leaked code from an unreleased built of Android Q revealed that the device would come with a 16MP telephoto lens. Reports also indicate that the phone could come with a Time-of-Flight sensor at the back.Aside from the camera, the Google Pixel 4 is expected to retain a glass back but ditch the dual tone design. The phone is likely to sport up to 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. While a lot of these details remain unclear at the moment, we know that the Pixel 4 smartphone would have Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor in its core and run on Android Q.ALSO READ: | Pixel 4 leaks in live photos days after Google confirmed the phoneALSO READ: | Google Pixel 4 XL renders show off triple rear cameras, thick top bezelALSO READ: | Google confirms Pixel 4 with dual rear camerasGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow Google Pixel 4Follow Google Google Pixel 4 spotted in public againGoogle is expected to launch the Google Pixel 4 in October. The phone would come with Snapdragon 855 chipset and run on Android Q.advertisementlast_img read more

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Bulgarian PM wants resignation of Football Union head after England match debacle

first_img Reuters SofiaOctober 15, 2019UPDATED: October 15, 2019 16:26 IST Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBulgaria’s prime minister called for the president of the country’s football union to resignBulgarian fans used racist abuse and monkey chants towards black England players during their Euro 2020 qualifierThe match, won 6-0 by England, was temporarily halted by the referee in the first half to tackle the abuseBulgaria’s prime minister called on Tuesday for the president of the country’s football union to resign following racist abuse and monkey chants from Bulgarian fans towards black England players during their Euro 2020 qualifier.The match, won 6-0 by England, was temporarily halted by the referee in the first half to tackle the abuse from the crowd in Bulgaria’s national stadium, under a three-step protocol by European soccer governing body UEFA.A group of black-clad Bulgarian fans, some of whom were making right-wing salutes, were moved from an area behind the dugout with home team captain Ivelin Popov trying to appeal to the supporters in a heated discussion at halftime.”I urge Borislav Mihaylov to immediately resign as president of the Bulgarian Football Union!” Boyko Borissov posted on Facebook on Tuesday, after the footage of Monday night’s match was seen around the world on television and social media.”It is unacceptable for Bulgaria, which is one of the most tolerant countries in the world, and people of different ethnicities and religions live in peace, to be associated with racism and xenophobia.”Earlier Sports Minister Krasen Kralev said the government would suspend relations with the BFU, including financial ties.The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) was not immediately available to comment. However, after Monday’s match, it tried play down the incidents.”It’s quite disappointing to focus on racism, BFU vice-president Yordan Lechkov said. It’s not serious to concentrate on that if there’s a qualifier like this and we’re playing against a team like England.”advertisementUEFA had ordered the BFU to partially close the Vasil Levski national stadium for England’s visit after supporters were found guilty of racist behaviour in matches earlier this year.Racist chanting was heard from the stands and reported by England players to manager Gareth Southgate, with the referee informed and a public announcement made on two occasions.Most of the Bulgaria players and their coach said after the match they had not heard any abuse of the visiting team.Coach Krasimir Balakov said there had not been such racial incidents before and blamed England fans for being disrespectful to Bulgarian supporters.”During the second half they used words against our fans which I find unacceptable,” he said.The BFU and a number of Bulgarian clubs have been fined by for racist abuse several times over the past few years.Troy Townsend, of soccer equality campaign group, Kick It Out, urged UEFA to ban Bulgaria.”(UEFA) have to take the strongest possible action and that for me, is to kick Bulgaria out of the European qualifiers. It’s the only way people will take note of what they are doing to our black players.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Euro 2020 qualifiersFollow Bulgaria Prime Minister Bulgarian PM wants resignation of Football Union head after England match debacleEuro 2020 qualifier between England vs Bulgaria was halted by the referee in the first half to tackle the abuse from the home crowd in the national stadium recently.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Campaign aims to put more Indigenous nurses in hospitals

first_imgAPTN National NewsA campaign to support Indigenous nurses kicked off this week at the Wabano Centre.The One Million in One Year campaign was launched by the Canadian Nurses Foundation with a goal to double the number of scholarships for Indigenous nurses, and increase capacity of Indigenous nurse researchers.It’s a way to meet one of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in terms of improving the health and education of the Indigenous community, said CNF Chair Rachel Bard.In 2009, the organization started a fund for Indigenous nursing students, and to date more than 100 Indigenous nurses have received support from this initiative.Danielle Bourque, 22, is a nursing student from Beaver lake Cree Nation in Alberta, and is a recipient of a scholarship from CNF.“I’m in my fourth year and I just have to do my practicum, which I want to do it in a rural community, so the award from CNF will help me be able to do that because we don’t get paid to go do this,” said Bourque.Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, attended the launch.“All nurses play an important role in the healthcare system, but when nurses working in First Nations, Inuit, or Metis communities are Indigenous themselves, that makes a big, big difference,” said Tootoo.According to Tootoo, who’s from Nunavut, there’s nothing more soothing then to know you’re being understood in you culture and possible in your language.“It helps break down barriers, breaking down barriers is key, key to improving First Nation, Inuit, and Metis well-being,” said Tootoo.According to Lisa Bourque Bearskin, president of the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association, there are currently 9,000 Indigenous nurses across the country.That’s one reason she supports the initiative as “rampant issues of discrimination” has led to severe gaps in health care.“I think building and creating opportunities  to do nursing training is vital to decreasing that gap,” said Bearskin.last_img read more

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Sun Life Financial swings to higher profits in third quarter as revenue

first_imgTORONTO – Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX:SLF) has reported that its profits increased in the latest quarter, driven in part by its enhanced online capabilities.The Toronto-based company, primarily known for its life insurance, says its net income increase to $817 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30 compared to $737 million a year earlier.CEO Dean Connor says the quarter showcased its many examples of bringing client-driven strategies to life, including its fast online life insurance sign up and interactive digital coaches.Connor says the company was also pleased to announce an increase in its common share dividend by two cents to about 46 cents per share for the quarter.Sun Life’s revenue, however, was $5.6 billion in the third quarter of 2017 compared to $7.9 billion last year.The insurer says the decrease was mainly due to increases in interest rates compared to decreases in the same period last year.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version misspelled Sun Life CEO’s name.last_img read more

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Poland Spring to use 100 recycled plastic for bottles

PORTLAND, Maine — Poland Spring announced Monday a plan to use 100% recycled plastic for all its noncarbonated water containers, a move that comes against a backdrop of growing concern about plastic pollution.The Maine-based company said the effort kicks off this month with 1-litre bottles. A niche product called Poland Spring Origin also uses 100% recycled plastic bottles. By 2022, the company plans to use 100% recycled plastic for bottles in all of its still water lines.The migration to recycled containers comes as the bottled water industry faces continued criticism over its use of plastic, much of which ends up as trash or litter. In Maine, Poland Spring also has faced scrutiny over water withdrawals as the brand has surged in popularity.“We’re putting our money where our mouth is,” said David Tulauskas, chief sustainability officer for Poland Spring’s corporate parent, Connecticut-based Nestlé Waters North America.Bottled water surpassed carbonated beverages as the nation’s top beverage segment several years ago. The segment grew another 5 per cent last year, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation in New York.Soda and water bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, have been transformed into lesser-grade recycled plastics. But better sorting and improved technology allow the plastic to be reused for food-grade containers, though it’s more expensive than virgin plastic, Tulauskas said.Recycling plastic is a worldwide effort. For example, the European Union has set a goal of plastic bottles having at least 25% recycled content by 2025 and 30% by 2030. In the United States, the move to recycled plastic containers is being led by industry.Poland Spring’s efforts are aimed at helping Nestlé Waters North America to reach its goals of 25 per cent recycled plastic by 2021 and 50 per cent recycled plastic by 2025.That plastic can be recycled over and over into bottles, reducing the amount of plastic sent to landfills and providing “proof that a fully circular economy is within our reach,” said Fernando Mercé, president and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America.Poland Spring ranks as the nation’s second-largest bottled water company, the Beverage Marketing Corporation said.David Sharp, The Associated Press read more

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Ban dresses down to cool the UN

1 August 2008In lieu of his usual business suit, United Nations Secretary-General donned a more casual outfit as part of the “Cool UN” initiative, seeking to curb the world body’s greenhouse gas emissions, which kicked off today. The three-pronged scheme seeks to limit the use of air conditioning, slash emissions and save money for the UN. “We are not just cutting back suits and ties,” Mr. Ban told reporters, adding that the month-long “Cool UN” programme at the Secretariat in New York will make a 10 per cent saving in energy consumption. Use of steam will be cut by more than 4 billion pounds, the equivalent of 300 tons of carbon dioxide in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. The UN estimates that the scheme will also result in financial savings of more than $100,000. If the initiative is extended beyond August and into the winter, savings will be even greater, the Secretary-General noted. Calling on the support of the UN family and Member States, he said that “ultimately, this will be important for our common efforts in addressing climate change issues.” The main UN premises in Bangkok, which houses over a dozen of the Organization’s entities, joined the Secretariat today in rolling out the “Cool UN” scheme. Like the Secretariat in New York which is raising the thermostats by five degrees from 72 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit in most parts of the landmark building, ESCAP turned up the temperature by 2 degrees Celsius. Most of its staff members also came to work today in lighter clothing, including national dress. “Cool UN” is just one of several schemes ESCAP is involved in to slash energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2002, it has cut back electricity consumption by 16 per cent yearly by replacing old and inefficient appliances such as power transformers, elevators, air conditioners, lights and pumps. ESCAP’s service also has pilot solar panels and wind turbines, and water usage has been reduced by 30 per cent every year through new higher-efficiency water closets and using recycled water for the main gardens. read more

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UN officials call for political will to put world on path to

2 June 2011United Nations officials today appealed for greater political will in both developed and developing countries to make the transition to the “green economy” for sustainable development to protect humanity from environmental disaster and economic ruin which might result from current dependence on non-renewable energy. “Will we be able to evolve towards a green economy and sustainable development? Will we be able to stop destroying ourselves?,” asked Joseph Deiss, the President of the UN General Assembly in his remarks to the Assembly’s debate on the green economy.“There is resistance to be overcome. Mobilizing the attention of the public and the political decision-makers on environmental issues is difficult. The short span of an election cycle allows only the costs of the investments necessary to change the model to be seen. It does not see the longer-term benefits. We should henceforth think differently about this,” said Mr. Deiss.Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro stressed that the “business as usual” method of running economies was no longer sustainable, noting that there will be “upfront costs that can seem like an insurmountable burden, even though – over the course of time – they will reap lasting benefits.”“Developed countries possess advanced technologies and institutional capacity, but need to demonstrate political impetus critical to make transformative change. Developing countries face an array of challenges. But they also stand to benefit enormously by leapfrogging over heavily polluting 19th-century technologies to pursue a 21st-century clean energy pathway,” said Ms. Migiro.Mr. Deiss stressed that while there is currently no internationally recognized definition of “green economy,” the term implied “decoupling economic growth from the use of fossil fuels and non-renewable energy sources.”“Current activities must be made ‘greener’ and it will be necessary to develop clean technologies and green goods and services,” he said.Outlining the measures that could encourage both producers and consumers to adopt environmentally-friendly behaviour, Mr. Deiss mentioned a broad range of approaches, including subsidies, environmental taxes and paying for pollution rights, while underlining the need to eliminate subsidies harmful to the environment, such as those that promote the use of fossil fuels.“The green economy can take different forms, depending on the context of each country, its level of development, and its geographic location in particular,” said Mr. Deiss. “Some will begin by greening their transport infrastructure, others will prefer to promote ecotourism or organic agriculture,” he said.He said adopting greener economic models would require structural changes, with job losses in certain sectors and gains in others.Ms. Migiro emphasized that the green economy must be adapted to specific national circumstances, with each country determining how it can work for its people and for the planet.“For countries where poverty is rife, green economy measures must create abundant jobs and sustainable livelihoods. For countries that depend heavily on raw material exports, green economy measures must not displace vital economic sectors, but instead create dynamic new growth sectors,” she added. read more

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Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_imgHere’s What Happened Today: Monday Here’s what made the headlines today. By Adam Daly 10,783 Views Short URL Monday 25 Mar 2019, 9:07 PM Source: Matthew Brennan/Twitter Comments have been closed for legal reasons Share7 Tweet Email center_img NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Joan Blake, star of Aldi’s latest Swap and Save ad, in her home in Leskinfere Clough, Co Wexford with her granddaughter Annie (7) Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall IrelandThe Irish government is working to find a way to get an Irish woman with suspected links to terror group IS out of Syria after she told CNN that she wants to come home.FAI workers represented by Siptu have called for an explanation for why they had to endure pay cuts during a period where former CEO John Delaney reportedly had his rent paid for by the FAI.A teenage boy tried to murder a woman he met on social media after suggesting they take a selfie at the water’s edge in Dún Laoghaire, where he knocked her unconscious and lacerated her neck, the Central Criminal Court has heard. A 22-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the fatal shooting of fitness instructor John Gibson more than 18 months ago.Norwegian Airlines has announced that passengers who are due to travel from Cork and Shannon airports to the US early next month will now fly out from Dublin.The teenage girl whose body was found near Belfast City Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning has been named as 17-year-old Tara Wright.Gardaí in Coolock have arrested a man in his 40s after he set fire to the outside of an apartment complex and two cars this afternoon in north Dublin. Property prices in Dublin city have decreased by an average of €7,500 in the first three months of the year, according to new figures. INTERNATIONAL Military vehicles rescue people after flash flooding around the northern city of Aq Qala in Golestan province, Iran, Monday, March 25, 2019. Iranian state TV reported on Monday that flash floods have killed at least 17 people and injured scores more. Source: Mohsen Esmaeilzadeh via PA Images#GOLAN HEIGHTS: US President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation recognising Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a border area seized from Syria in 1967.#STORMY WEATHER: US attorney Michael Avenatti, who shot to fame by representing adult film star Stormy Daniels, was arrested today after being accused of trying to extort money from Nike and embezzling a client’s money.#CHRISTCHURCH: A French Muslim group has said it is suing Facebook and YouTube for allowing a live broadcast of the massacre at a New Zealand mosque.PARTING SHOTTech analyst, Matthew Brennan, recently tweeted a somewhat unsettling video of a facial recognition kiosk in Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in China. The kiosk identified his full flight information just by scanning his face. According to Buzzfeed, this technology is currently being developed in the US with homeland security allegedly rushing to implement the system in the country’s top 20 airports by 2021.One wonders how long Ireland will have to wait… Wow! China Airport face recognition systems to help you check your flight status and find the way to your gate. Note I did not input anything, it accurately identified my full flight information from my face! pic.twitter.com/5ASdrwA7wj— Matthew Brennan (@mbrennanchina) March 24, 2019 https://jrnl.ie/4560783 No Comments Mar 25th 2019, 9:07 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Australia needs more migrants

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australia will need more than 250,000 new migrants a year to raise living standards, a recent study by the Migration Council of Australia reveals.To reap the benefits of the reported $1.6 trillion that new migrants will add to the economy of an ageing population, treasurer Joe Hockey says it will require adequate planning.“You’d need to build more infrastructure to cope and that means government spending more money, so that’s a good debate to have and we welcome the debate,” said Mr Hockey.It’s something that Professor Anastasios Tamis believes has been lacking for the newly arrived Greek migrants and repatriating Australian citizens. “I don’t think the Australian government has done enough to accommodate those incoming immigrants and Australian citizens,” Professor Tamis told Neos Kosmos. “We were not well prepared to accommodate this incoming arrival. We didn’t have the infrastructure.”This is amongst the many topical issues covered in a book that was launched last night at the Greek Community Centre, entitled New Migration To and From Greece.The book is compiled by the University of Crete’s Professor Michalis Damanakis, an expert on the history of the Hellenic diaspora, along with a cohort of 10 scholars and researchers, which has put together a study on the new migration trends of Greece from 2009 onwards following the financial crisis.“The book covers the consequences of the new migration to and from Greece, and the consequences emerging from the hundreds of thousands of new immigrants settling in Greece during a period of crisis,” said Professor Tamis, co-editor of the book.Since the crisis first struck Greece in 2009, it is estimated that 145,000 Greeks have migrated abroad and many of them have ventured down under.Yet according to Professor Tamis, officials have found it difficult to say exactly how many have started to call Australia home.With a large percentage of Greeks born in Australia and living in Greece from the early 1980s, upon returning with their Australian citizenship they were not recorded as Greek migrants.Although the Intergenerational Report proves that countries like Australia can benefit from skilled and educated inhabitants of countries such as Greece seeking opportunities abroad, the Professor also highlights the negative impact this can have on the home country, referring to the movement as a ‘brain drainage’.“Greece is experiencing a brain drainage and thousands of Greeks are leaving, which is to the calamity and misfortune of the social structure of Greece for years to come, not only the present,” he says.last_img read more

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Morning Press Twoalarm fires hit Vancouver fatal crash primary election results

first_imgCooling down? Heating up?. See how high it is expected to go with our local weather coverage.Here are some of the stories that grabbed our readers’ attention this week. Two houses, garage, car damaged near Clark CollegeA fast-moving fire destroyed a house, a detached garage and a car, and damaged a second house near Clark College Thursday afternoon. It was one of two nearly concurrent major fires that stretched firefighting resources throughout the metro area.The fire erupted about 4:40 p.m. at 1517 East Reserve St. Witnesses told firefighters they heard popping and saw something flying in the air.Two-alarm fire burns in record heatRelated story: Apartment complex ablaze in city’s second two-alarm fire in a dayShare House reluctantly draws a line on showers, restroomsAfter sewage backed up onto the first floor of the men’s homeless shelter in downtown Vancouver, shutting down the evening’s hot meal program, Diane McWithey knew the building had reached a breaking point. Something had to be done.As of Tuesday, Share House no longer allows people who aren’t residents to shower at the facility or use the restrooms outside of meal times. It was the only local public facility that offered free showers to people who live outside, and there are few other places homeless people can go to use the bathroom.last_img read more

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Roma is getting closer to what we want Monchi

first_imgThe club’s sporting director says the Giallorossi is developing into a very dangerous team in the Italian Lega Serie ARoma will host Real Madrid this week at Stadio Olimpico this week, as part of Matchday 5 in the UEFA Champions League.And for the team’s sporting director Monchi, the team is developing into a very good club.“In terms of motivation, Roma are at 100 percent,” Monchi was quoted by Football Italia.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“Last year was great, then we made a lot of changes this year and it took us some time to find the right path.”“Now we’re closer to what we want, the squad knows each other better and we’re reaching a good level,” he added.“I expect a totally different game from the Bernabeu, where Roma won’t suffer as much and will be the team we’ve seen at home in the Champions League for the last year-and-a-half.”“A team that dominates, with a winning mentality. I would like to see an ambitious team playing Real head on,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Massive makeover possible for lower Columbia sport commercial fisheries

first_imgAt times, change has come to Columbia River fisheries at a glacial pace.But the restructuring of the lower Columbia commercial and sport fisheries under way now is more like an avalanche — wide, fast and no one quite knows what the landscape will look like when it’s finished.Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber sent letters to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission in mid-August directing the panel to boost hatchery salmon production in off-channel areas then transition the gillnet fishery to these areas.Sport fishing would be the priority in the mainstem lower Columbia.Kitzhaber’s move was a reaction to Measure 81 on Oregon’s November ballot. The measure would prohibit gillnets and tangle nets in Oregon inland waters and the governor said his plan is a better alternative.Washington is participating with Oregon in developing a possible new fisheries regime, but is not bound by the Kitzhaber vision.Phil Anderson, director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said last week that “It felt somewhat like a shotgun wedding.”The Washington and Oregon commissions each appointed three members to serve as the Columbia River Fishery Management Workgroup. The workgroup will try to reach consensus on a huge overhaul of sport and commercial fishing in the lower Columbia — and have it done before the end of 2012.The first meeting of the workgroup was Friday in Olympia. The final meeting will be Oct. 18 in Portland. That’s an amazingly short time line for an undertaking involving so many stakeholders.last_img read more

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For Kings dream The task is not done

first_img WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King’s famous speech and pledging that his dream includes equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled.The event was an homage to a generation of activists who endured fire hoses, police abuse and indignities to demand equality for African Americans. But the theme was unfinished business.“This is not the time for nostalgic commemoration,” said Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of the slain civil rights leader. “Nor is this the time for self-congratulatory celebration. The task is not done. The journey is not complete. We can and we must do more.”Eric Holder, the nation’s first black attorney general, said he would not be in office, nor would Barack Obama be president, without those who marched.“They marched in spite of animosity, oppression and brutality because they believed in the greatness of what this nation could become and despaired of the founding promises not kept,” Holder said. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech Aug. 28, 1963, to marchers at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.last_img read more

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No injuries after boat catches fire in Broward County

first_imgLIGHTHOUSE POINT, Fla. (WSVN) — A boat went up in flames, Tuesday, in Broward County.A 7News viewer took video of thick smoke shooting into the sky after the fire broke out behind a home in Lighthouse Point, near Northeast 37th Street and 23rd Avenue.According to fire rescue crews, the blaze took about 30 minutes to put out.No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Details slowly emerge surrounding Kodiak floatplane crash

first_imgDetails are slowly coming to light surrounding the crash last week of a floatplane flying for Island Air.Listen nowAccording to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver took off from the city of Kodiak Friday morning and was headed to Amook Bay and Zachar Bay. The report says it crashed at around 11:30 a.m.Clint Johnson, Chief of the NTSB Alaska Regional Office, said the crash happened during a scheduled stop at Uganik Lake, which is 35 miles from the city of Kodiak.“And the reason for that stop was to drop a mechanic off to be able to take a look at another Island Air airplane that was disabled there just temporarily. This accident actually happened on takeoff when they were departing that intermediate stop.”Johnson said three witnesses described the scene.“During the departure to the west there were some pretty strong winds, gusty winds, and the airplane eventually took off to the west and towards an area of rising terrain, and basically, as the airplane got a little bit closer to that terrain, it started a gradual turn to the left. That turn steepened, and then unfortunately, the airplane descended nose first into the shallow waters of the lake on the western end there.”According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there were three people on board who all sustained serious, but nonfatal injuries, and Johnson says the Coast Guard medevac’d the victims to Kodiak and then to Anchorage.A Coast Guard press release describes a female with leg and spinal injuries and mentions that the two others had a possible broken hip and head trauma. A State Trooper email says the victims were pilot David Schleifer and passengers Steven and Linda Suydam, all three of Kodiak.Johnson says, as far as he knows, they are still at hospitals in Anchorage, and the NTSB intends to interview the pilot when he’s well enough to share his view of the events.last_img read more

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