India’s Asian Cup qualifier postponed for cricket

first_imgIndia AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: India vs. Macau postponed after clash with Indian cricket team fixture Last updated 2 years ago 07:30 9/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Macau India 2017 AIFF Media India Asian Cup Qualification India v Macao Macao The continental qualification game between India and Macau has been postponed by a day for a bizarre reason… India’s next 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers’ game against Macau, originally scheduled to be held at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on 10th October 2017, has been postponed by a day to the 11th of October. While the official reason given to the continental governing body by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) was that the stadium would not be available on the initial date, Goal has reliably learnt that the actual reason is entirely different altogether.The Indian men’s cricket team are set to welcome their Australian counterparts for a five-match ODI series this month, which will be followed by a three-game T20I series. The second T20I game is set to be held on 10th of October, the initial date on which India vs Macau game was scheduled.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 Though the cricket game is being played in Guwahati, it has forced the postponement of the football game because the broadcasters of both games were not comfortable with the idea of the cricket team and football team playing simultaneously. Macau vs IndiaWith the T20I set for a 7:00 PM IST start, it was sure to overlap with the football fixture. The broadcasters felt that this could bring down the collective viewership and with cricket enjoying prominence, the football game wouldn’t get much attention. A source close to the developments told Goal, “It is a sad state of affairs that an international football match has been pushed back because of the cricket schedule. We can only hope that this does not happen again.” The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) were okay with the idea of shifting the game because of stadium unavailability since the AIFF intimated them at least a month earlier but asked the Indian FA to ensure the new date falls within the FIFA international calendar.The AFC also asked the AIFF to obtain permission from Macau regarding the change in date and the South-East Asian nation had no problems in playing the game on 11th of October.last_img read more

LIVE: Wanderers vs Central Coast

first_imgA-League Review: City claim Melbourne derby glory as Wanderers scrape draw Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 19:45 10/14/17 BruceKamau - cropped Getty Images Marcin Budzinski’s first goal for the club and a Carl Valeri own goal gave Melbourne City derby joy against rivals Melbourne Victory. Melbourne City claimed the local bragging rights as they prevailed 2-1 at Melbourne Victory in a spicy A-League derby encounter.Carl Valeri’s rash tackle on City’s Michael Jakobsen inside the first 20 second sparked pushing and shoving between the sides and referee Peter Green had brandished three yellow cards by the 12th minute.Rhys Williams became the third Victory player into the book for a scissoring challenge in the 32nd minute that forced Osama Malik to limp off with a hip problem. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. Replacement Marcin Budzinski made a swift impact by clattering his maiden City goal into the roof of the net in first-half stoppage time.What a way to open your account for @MelbourneCity. Take a bow, Marcin Budziński!#MelbDerby #ALeague— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) October 14, 2017Kevin Muscat’s Victory responded impressively and debutant Leroy George squeezed a 55th-minute equaliser through City goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas from a tight angle.Warren Joyce’s men were under heavy pressure but sealed the points on the break 10 minutes later when Bruce Kamau burst forward brilliantly on the break.At the end of a lung-busting run, the winger’s eventual shot took a decisive deflection off Victory captain Valeri and looped home.This is what it means. #MelbDerby— Melbourne City FC (@MelbourneCity) October 14, 2017In Saturday’s earlier game, Western Sydney Wanderers were twice forced to come from behind in order to claim a 2-2 draw at home to Central Coast Mariners.Asdrubal scrambled a 21st-minute opener from close range for the visitors but Oriol Riera levelled from the penalty spot.The Mariners were ahead after the hour once more when Daniel De Silva coolly clipped home Andrew Hoole’s excellent throughball but Roly Bonevacia ensured their joy was short-lived.Absolutely beautiful football on display from @CCMariners, finished off by Danny De Silva. #WSWvCCM #ALeague— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) October 14, 2017 read morelast_img read more

USA’s Johnson scores first goal of season

first_imgUnited States U.S. international Johnson scores first goal of season in Monchengladbach defeat Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 01:01 10/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fabian Johnson Borussia Moenchengladbach Getty Images United States Borussia M’gladbach v Bayer Leverkusen Borussia M’gladbach Bundesliga Left out of the U.S. squad that failed to qualify for the World Cup, the midfielder netted in Bundesliga action Saturday U.S. international Fabian Johnson scored his first goal of the 2017-18 campaign in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 5-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.The 29-year-old found the net in the seventh minute at the BayArena, making a far-post run to slam home Thorgan Hazard’s service from the right flank.Leverkusen stormed back after halftime, however, scoring five times to doom Monchengladbach to an emphatic defeat. 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 was the fourth straight Bundesliga start for Johnson, who was left off the U.S. squad that failed to qualify for the World Cup with a 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago earlier this month.Johnson’s U.S. future is unclear, with the midfielder telling Bild this past summer that he was considering international retirement after the 2018 World Cup.last_img read more

Texas A&M’s Playoff Hopes In Serious Jeopardy After Loss To Mississippi State

first_imgTexas A&M loses to Mississippi State.Twitter/@SECNetworkTexas A&M, to the surprise of many, was the No. 4 team in the initial College Football Playoff rankings. After losing to Mississippi State today, the Aggies’ playoff hopes are in peril.A&M lost quarterback Trevor Knight in the second quarter of today’s game in Starkville, and the hits continued from there for the Aggies.Back-up Jake Hubenak had a nice performance (222 yards, two touchdowns), but he threw an interception on the Aggies’ final possession, which sealed the deal. Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald was dynamic for the Bulldogs. He was 18-for-31 for 209 yards and two touchdowns through the air, and has rushed 20 times for a team-high 182 yards and two additional scores. This impressive four-yard scoring run to put MSU up two touchdowns proved to be the decisive play, as the Bulldogs wound up with a 35-28 win.Nickkkk Fitzgerald!!! MISSISSIPPI STATE GOIN DO THIS!!!— Jack McGuire (@TailgateHeisman) November 5, 2016The Bulldogs gained 363 yards on the ground as a team, averaging 6.3 yards per attempt, and three touchdowns.We wouldn’t automatically write off Texas A&M’s playoff chances because there is a ton that can still happen, but it is hard to imagine a scenario where it would sneak in with two losses at this point. For Mississippi State, this is a huge win in what was a pretty down year overall for Dan Mullen’s club. Nick Fitzgerald is no Dak Prescott, but he put together a pretty decent impression on Saturday. Supporters of Washington, Ohio State, and Louisville are big fans of his today.last_img read more

Minister Declares Responsible Gaming Awareness Week

first_img People across Nova Scotia will have an opportunity to get thefacts about gaming and to learn more about the resourcesavailable to support responsible gaming choices through anawareness week next month. Peter Christie, Minister responsible for Part I of the GamingControl Act, announced today, Sept. 24, that October 10-16 hasbeen designated Responsible Gaming Awareness Week 2004 for NovaScotia. The week, which will be the third annual for Nova Scotia and onlyone of two events of its kind in Canada, is designed to highlightthe information, tools and services that support healthy gamingchoices among Nova Scotians. The theme selected for this year’s campaign is “Everyone needs agame plan,” which strives to emphasize the need for education,informed decisions and planning in all responsible choicesrelated to gaming. “The province is committed to a well-managed, sociallyresponsible gaming industry,” said Mr. Christie. “A responsibleindustry is one that promotes and supports responsible decisions.Helping Nova Scotians have the resources they need to makeinformed decisions about gaming is what Responsible GamingAwareness Week is all about.” A number of special activities and events will take place acrossthe province during the week. These include mall displays,information mail-outs, leadership and education sessions forindustry staff and stakeholders, as well as the launch of twoawareness programs. Responsible Gaming Awareness Week is led by the Nova ScotiaGaming Corporation, in conjunction with the Atlantic LotteryCorporation and Casino Nova Scotia. N.S. GAMING CORP.–Minister Declares Responsible Gaming AwarenessWeeklast_img read more

Attracting New Farmers to Nova Scotia

first_imgThe Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration to attract immigrant farmers to rural Nova Scotia through the Provincial Nominee Program. Agriculture Minister John MacDonell and Ramona Jennex, Minister of Immigration, announced today, Oct. 18, $260,000 in funding from the Community Development Trust to attract new producers to set up farming operations in Nova Scotia. “We are looking to attract farmers to Nova Scotia who are a right fit for our province and agriculture industry,” said Mr. MacDonell. “We will be talking to experienced producers who are interested in immigrating and setting up sustainable farming operations. This initiative allows us to strengthen our rural communities by creating good jobs and growing the economy.” The project includes developing detailed agriculture sector profiles, a website and a database of available farm land in Nova Scotia. It also involves hosting information sessions in targeted countries and preparing profiles of Nova Scotia and selected agricultural sectors. The Office of Immigration will support the initiative by creating an Agri-food Sector Pilot stream as part of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. This will provide a specific and efficient way to process applications from international farmers. After an evaluation, similar programs for other sectors will be considered in co-operation with provincial departments. “Nova Scotia’s agri-food sector has benefitted for generations from the expertise of immigrants,” said Ms. Jennex. “This new stream provides another opportunity for the province to benefit from experienced and innovative farmers from around the world.” Ciro Comencini and Alessia Pulze and their children recently immigrated to Nova Scotia from Italy. They are operating a sheep dairy farm in Kennetcook, Hants Co., that will produce Italian cheese. “I loved Nova Scotia the first time I saw; it is a very beautiful place,” said Mr. Comencini. “It is a good market for the cheese and a good place to grow the family.” Funding for the project is provided through the Community Development Trust Fund, a $34.9 million program established in 2008 by the federal government to help communities and sectors experiencing economic challenges.last_img read more

Victims of Toronto van attack being laid to rest after last weeks

first_imgTORONTO – Friends, family and strangers came together at a north Toronto funeral home on Tuesday to remember an 83-year-old woman who was among the 10 people killed in a van attack that shocked the city last week.Geraldine Brady — Gerry to her friends — was remembered as an affectionate mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who was willing to welcome anyone into her home as though they were family.“She was one of my favourite people to hug,” her eldest granddaughter, Jennifer, said at the service. “I will miss how she would grip you tight while giving you a loud smacking kiss right by your ear.”Brady, who sold Avon products for more than 45 years and was still going out to visit customers up until her death, was among those hit when a rental van mounted a sidewalk along a bustling street last week and ran down pedestrians in its path.Her funeral saw well-wishers pack the large chapel of the funeral home and spill into temporary seating at the back of the room. Photos of Brady, and a brightly coloured urn were set up at the front of the room, flanked on either side by large wreaths.In the crowd were four strangers who had been with Brady in the moments after the van attack, her family said. The two men and two women had turned up to the service unexpectedly, Brady’s daughter, Janice, told mourners.At her urging, they stood up during the service and were met with applause.“We would like to say thank you very much,” Brady’s daughter said. “We know that our mother was not alone. And it took a lot of strength for them to come and talk to us today.”The family also expressed their gratitude for all those who had helped them in the days since the April 23 attack.“We would like to thank everyone for their unconditional support in what has been a very difficult time for our family, our friends and our entire community,” Brady’s daughter said in her eulogy.Tuesday’s ceremony closed with a recording of “My Favourite Things,” from the film, “The Sound of Music.” A favourite of Brady’s, according to the family, the song’s first few notes elicited knowing laughter from the gathering.Earlier in the day, a funeral for Dorothy Sewell, 80, who also died in the van attack, was held at the same chapel.Sewell’s grandson, Elwood Delaney, of Kamloops, B.C., has described his grandmother as an avid sports fan who “almost had as much love for the Blue Jays and Leafs as she did for her family.”“To Dorothy the cup was always full,” an obituary for Sewell said. “She was a very active lady who thoroughly enjoyed life and will be missed by all who knew her.”Sewell’s service was private but mourners could be seen gathering outside the funeral home, where a flag flew at half mast, before the ceremony while others signed a book of condolences just inside the lobby.Another victim of the van attack was laid to rest days earlier.Loved ones held a private funeral for Munir Najjar at a Toronto church on Sunday. The 85-year-old Jordanian man was in town to visit family when he was killed.“The family wished it to be private, so we did not invite everybody,” said Harry Malawi, president of the Canadian Jordanian Society, who described the service as “heartwarming.”“After this horrible tragedy, it eased the pain,” he said of the funeral and a public vigil for the 10 victims that followed it hours later.The family plans to repatriate Najjar’s body to Jordan, Malawi said.A funeral for Anne Marie D’Amico, who also lost her life last week’s attack, is planned for Wednesday.Sixteen people were also injured in the van attack that took place in the city’s Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area. Two large makeshift memorials have sprung up where people were struck, with flowers, candles and messages in multiple languages.Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ont., has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder in the incident, with another three attempted murder charges expected.last_img read more

Morocco Top Buyer of French Weapons in the Maghreb

Rabat – Morocco purchased more French arms than any country in the Maghreb, far exceeding Algeria. According to figures released by the daily Akhbar Al Yaoum in its weekend edition, Morocco spent 723 million euros (MAD 80 billion) from 2010 to 2014 on French weapons.Morocco comes ahead of Algeria, which spent only 247 million euros during the same period. Morocco also ranks highly in the Arab world in terms of French weapons purchases. According to the same source, Morocco ranks among the top ten Arab customers of the French defense industry, alongside Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Egypt.The frigate FREMM Mohammed VI, acquired in January for 450 million euros, is among the most important Moroccan acquisitions from the French defense industry.While France remains one of Morocco’s most important arms suppliers, the country has made an effort to diversify its sources. According to Swedish think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Morocco also imports its weapons from other countries, mainly the US, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, and China.Another report from SIPRI published last March showed that Morocco is Africa’s second largest importer of arms, behind Algeria. Between 2005-2009 and 2010-2014, Morocco’s arms purchases accounted for 26 percent for Africa’s overall imports.Edited by Timothy Filla read more

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders to resume talks after constructive day UN

Video of Mr. de Soto’s remarks Speaking to reporters after the parties met in direct talks with the Secretary-General, Alvaro de Soto, Mr. Annan’s adviser for Cyprus, said, “It was a constructive discussion. The Secretary-General has asked them to stay on and to take the morning off for reflection” before meeting again Wednesday at 4 p.m.Last week the Secretary-General wrote to the Greek Cypriot leader, Tassos Papadopoulos, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, inviting them to resume negotiations on the basis of his settlement plan. The objective is to submit a completed text to separate referenda in April, in time for a reunited Cyprus to accede to the European Union on 1 May, along with nine other countries.The talks began this afternoon with brief separate calls – first by the Greek Cypriot side, then the Turkish Cypriot side – on the Secretary-General, followed by a joint meeting with Mr. Annan. Delegations of the three guarantor parties – Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom – were also on hand, as Mr. Annan requested, in support of the process.”What we hope to establish is the commitment by the two parties to reach an agreement,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said at a press briefing earlier Tuesday. “If that commitment is forthcoming, the assumption is that detailed technical talks would resume as soon as possible involving both sides.”Asked if today’s talks were “a one-day thing,” the spokesman said it was hard to predict. “It’s our assumption that following a single session with the Secretary-General here in New York that the detailed nuts-and-bolts negotiations” could proceed with Mr. de Soto representing the Secretary-General in a good offices function, Mr. Eckhard said. read more

CAI IndustriesGauleyRobertson RSL Fiber Systems to provide safe fibre optic lighting

first_imgEnvisioning the potential to “revolutionise” and elevate the role of lighting technology in the design and operation of major mining equipment – thereby enhancing both safety and productivity – CAI Industries and sister company Gauley-Robertson (CAI/G-R) have entered into an exclusive agreement with Connecticut-based RSL Fiber Systems to market the company’s safe, durable fiber optic lighting technology to the mining industry. “As a leader in the manufacture and distribution of mining equipment and parts, we take great pride in seeking out new technologies that improve productivity, reduce downtime, and increase miner safety,” said CAI/Gauley-Robertson President Chuck Lilly. “We believe RSL’s groundbreaking fibre optic lighting technology has every potential to revolutionise our traditional notions of lighting for scoops, continuous miners, roof bolters and more. With RSL, we plan to introduce lighting in a whole new way to the industry.”The landmark three-year agreement represents a key milestone in RSL’s ongoing commercial business thrust and reinforces CAI/G-R’s commitment to innovation and safety. It includes exclusive US sales and distribution rights of designated RSL lighting products tailored to the mining industry, RSL training of CAI/G-R sales and technical staff, and joint efforts in marketing, trade shows, and advertising.Another major milestone RSL expects to achieve shortly is federal approval by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) of its fibre optic mine equipment outlining system. This innovative equipment lighting approach will enhance safety and equipment visibility during mining operations, and will support the industry’s efforts to reduce man-machine accidents.The versatile RSL system efficiently produces safe, non-electrical light and is capable of reliable light delivery in the harshest environments. The system can be used on scoops, continuous miners, and most other major pieces of mining machinery.  RSL has several other mine lighting products in development as well.“This proven, rugged technology is a key component of the US Navy’s most advanced warships and is a natural fit for high-demand applications such as mining,” said RSL President and Chief Technology Officer Giovanni Tomasi. “We envision a wide variety of ongoing, innovative product and technology development opportunities and applications in the months and years to come capable of significantly enhancing mine safety and operations.”CAI Industries is a leading manufacturer and rebuilder of mining machines, including continuous miners, scoops, bolters, feeder-breakers, conveying equipment and battery operated vehicles. The company has plants in West Virginia and Illinois. CAI Industries has repaired, designed and developed equipment and machinery for use in all types of mining operations including conventional, continuous and longwall.Gauley-Robertson is a worldwide distributor of replacement parts, chains, mechanical and electrical components for the high-wear areas of the underground mining industry. The company has facilities in West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Utah, Europe and South Africa.RSL Fiber Systems is a market leader in advanced remote source fibre optic lighting systems solutions and comprehensive engineering services for military and commercial markets. RSL systems are aboard the world’s most sophisticated warships, including the US Navy’s LPD 17 Class and its newest advanced destroyer, the DDG 1000. Last year, the company secured its first international contract, with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, to supply fibre optic remote source lighting systems for the Italian Navy’s FREMM class frigates.last_img read more

Metso Metrics digital offering expanded in collaboration with Rockwell Automation

first_imgMetso is expanding its digital Metso Metrics offering with the launch of a new predictive maintenance solution for mining equipment, aimed to help maximise the uptime and performance of comminution circuits. The solution will be introduced at Automation Fair, hosted by Rockwell Automation, on November 14 in Philadelphia.Metso Metrics is designed to provide global mining customers improved visibility and new insights into their equipment and processes with analytics, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance – all backed by expert support from Metso. “The combination of advanced technology and expertise will bring Metso services closer to customers by improving collaboration, asset reliability and optimisation.”“Optimisation of existing assets and processes is now the key to drive productivity at mine sites. This is where digitalisation coupled with expert support really comes into play – connecting the right data with the right people,” says Jani Puroranta, Chief Digital Officer, Metso. “With innovative digital tools like Metso Metrics, minerals processing plants can shift from reactive-mode to being proactive and focused on continuous improvement.”The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution is built on the Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk Cloud platform, powered by Microsoft® AzureTM. It securely collects data from hundreds of sensors within Metso equipment all used to assess process performance, as well as predict component wear and failure. Metso performance teams analyse the data with the support of advanced machine learning algorithms, to help customers optimize equipment operations and processes.“Mining companies need more visibility to their processes, equipment performance and supply chain to improve safety and efficiency, reduce energy usage and, ultimately, inform better business decisions,” says Blake Moret, chairman and CEO, Rockwell Automation. “This connected mine solution allows mining companies to derive measurable business value from their operations, allowing for better collaboration and increased productivity.”The new mining solution is the latest addition to Metso’s digital services. It covers Metso’s primary gyratory crushers, cone crushers and vibrating screens. In the future, other types of minerals processing equipment, such as mills, will be addressed. The first generation of Metso Metrics tools were launched in 2017 to help optimise aggregates production in quarries and at contractor sites. Metso has also developed a similar solution for waste recycling equipment.last_img read more

In Bercy BIG final France – Croatia

Bercy handball tournamentFrance handball At the traditional tournament in Paris Bercy in the semifinal, favorites, France and Croatia beated their opponents and scheduled the final for Sunday.Croatia – South Korea 27:24South Korea:Ch. Lee, Park, D. Lee, Jeong 4, Sim 1, Eom 2, Jung 4, J. Park 4, Kim 2, C. Park, Lim 1, J. Lee 3, Oh 1, Yo, Yoon 2, Na.Izbornik: Young- Shin ChoCroatia: Šego, Alilović, Marić 1, Balić 4, Duvnjak, Lacković 3, Zrnić 5, Kopljar 3, Vori 3, Gojun, Matulić 1, Vuković, Buntić, Valčić 2, Štrlek 3, Ninčević 2.France – Argentina 30:27 ← Previous Story Тoledo terminated the contract with Dragan Marjanac Next Story → Austrian disaster in Serbia – 27:39! Andersson – “I am shocked” read more

Judge accuses RTÉs Joe Duffy of attacking the courts for not sentencing

first_img Image: Sam Boal/Rolling News Share339 Tweet Email5 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jun 23rd 2017, 2:58 PM Image: Sam Boal/Rolling News Friday 23 Jun 2017, 2:58 PM Judge accuses RTÉ’s Joe Duffy of attacking the courts for not sentencing people The comments were made by Judge Patrick Durcan at Ennis District Court today. center_img Short URL 11 Comments 54,801 Views And then you listen to Mr Duffy and all the great panjandrums of the media and they are attacking the courts for not sentencing people.A panjandrum is defined as someone with self-importance or claims to have a great deal of authority and influence.In court, Judge Durcan told Plechko that he must be punished.He said: “The shop keepers must be protected and I am going to imprison you.”Judge Durcan’s comments on the Liveline broadcaster and others follow him last week accusing radio talk show hosts of whipping up public opinion on a daily basis that courts are not doing enough in dealing with repeat burglary offenders.Before jailing a serial thief John Brennan (46) of Pella Rd, Kilrush for stealing a child’s money box containing €50 in coins, Judge Durcan said:There is a constant outcry by the people who man the media in this country and who man the talk shows and who whip up public opinion on a daily basis that the courts aren’t doing enough in relation to matters of this nature.He said that “the courts don’t respond to the people in the media who whip up public opinion but the legislature does”.Last weekend in press interview when asked to respond to Judge Durcan’s comments,  Joe Duffy said: “If a judge says that, it’s nonsense. He obviously doesn’t listen to the programme.”The presenter said: “I don’t express a view on sentencing. Liveline lets the victims speak for themselves. Liveline is about real people telling real stories …about the impact crimes have on them, including burglary.“It’s also fair to say that I know a number of towns where we highlighted issues, where the Gardai subsequently did something about it.”Duffy went on to say that the public, politicians, and judges “made up their own minds” about crime and sentencing.Read: Houses evacuated after suspicious device is found in BallymunMore: At least four injured as tourist bus hits Paris bridge By Gordon Deegan A DISTRICT COURT judge today accused one of the country’s most popular broadcasters, RTE’s Joe Duffy “and all the great panjandrums of the media” of attacking the courts for not sentencing people.At Ennis District Court today, Judge Patrick Durcan trained his sights on radio talk show hosts for the second time in 10 days when sentencing a petty criminal to a three month jail term for a number of thefts.In the case, Belarussian, Ivan Plechko of Lakeside Close, Mountshannon pleaded guilty to four separate thefts carried out over two days from shops in Ennis.The 32 year old – who has a drink problem and a number of previous convictions – had stolen groceries from Liddy’s Costcutter, Ennis, on 8 June.On 22 June, he stole with a hammer and snips from Jimmy’s Discount Store; a sleeveless shirt from Dunnes Stores and a lighter from the local All Seasons Store.Before jailing Plechko, Judge Durcan said that legislators have introduced schemes where if anyone does anything, “there are a whole pile of trampolines to help people who offend against society”.He said: “Some of this is crazy.”last_img read more

Moustiquetigre détecté à Marseille les autorités craignent la dengue et le chikungunya

first_imgMoustique-tigre : détecté à Marseille, les autorités craignent la dengue et le chikungunya France – Le moustique qui avait provoqué une épidémie de chik en 2006 à La Réunion a été repéré dans deux arrondissements marseillais, La Valentine et Saint Barnabé. Le moustique-tigre, de son nom scientifique Aedes albopictus, est un moustique zébré noir et blanc qui affectionne les eaux stagnantes. Les autorités sanitaires demandent aux habitants de la Côte d’Azur de systématiquement vider les coupelles sous les jardinières et autres arrosoirs pour éviter sa prolifération. S’ils se retrouvent face à l’un de ces fauves volants, ils sont également priés de le signaler à l’Entraide interdépartementale pour la démoustication. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Les autorités de santé ont disposé une cinquantaine de pièges dans les Bouches-du-Rhône, afin d’identifier les zones où le moustique-tigre est présent. Heureusement, ce dernier n’aime pas voler sur de longues distance. S’il est amené à être signalé dans d’autres départements, c’est que des touristes l’auront emmené dans leur voiture et la colonisation ne pourra donc être que lente. Le risque de dengue ou de chikungunya est faible mais existe. A ce jour, aucun cas autochtone n’a été détecté. Pour que cela arrive, il faudrait qu’une femelle moustique pique un sujet malade, qui aurait ramené l’affection d’un voyage, et ensuite pique un habitant français. Le 10 juin 2010 à 12:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Northwest Pipe reports 2Q profit of 32 million

first_imgVancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. on Monday reported a second-quarter profit of $3.2 million. That compares with a profit of $5.5 million in the April-to-June period in 2013.The company, which manufactures steel pipe primarily for drinking water systems, posted net sales of $102 million, a year-over-year increase of 16 percent. Scott Montross, president and CEO of Northwest Pipe, said he expects third-quarter financial results to improve as the company sees higher levels of production in its water transmission segment.Northwest Pipe’s stock, which trades as NWPX, closed up 83 cents Monday, at $36.61 per share.last_img read more

Facebook paid teens 20 a month to access their browsing history and

first_img2:09 Did Facebook cross a line with its iOS research app? Facebook Now playing: Watch this: Tags Share your voice Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg James Martin/CNET Some Facebook users have been giving the social network access to their phone activity in exchange for money as part of a research project since 2016, according to a Tuesday report by TechCrunch. Facebook, which critics say isn’t doing enough to protect the privacy of its users, has been giving people between the ages of 13 and 35 a payment of $20 per month plus referral fees for their phone and web activity. Facebook is able to access this data after users install a “Facebook Research” VPN app. The company is able to view web searches, location information, private messages in social media apps, and other data, Guardian Mobile Firewall security specialist Will Strafach told TechCrunch. The study’s participants are even asked to screenshot a page showing what they ordered from Amazon, according to TechCrunch.  Facebook is shutting down the Facebook Research app for Apple iOS users, according to an update to the TechCrunch story. Apple on Wednesday confirmed that the app violated its policies. “Facebook has been using their membership [in Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program] to distribute a data-collecting app to consumers, which is a clear breach of their agreement with Apple,” it said in an emailed statement. The app is similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned from the App Store for violating its privacy rules, according to TechCrunch. Facebook removed the Onavo app in August. Facebook confirmed that it was running a research program to learn about people’s phone usage.”Like many companies, we invite people to participate in research that helps us identify things we can be doing better,” a Facebook spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “Since this research is aimed at helping Facebook understand how people use their mobile devices, we’ve provided extensive information about the type of data we collect and how they can participate. We don’t share this information with others and people can stop participating at any time.” 3 Internet Services Tech Industry Comments Beta-testing services BetaBound, uTest and Applause helped distribute the app, and they don’t initially mention on the sign-up pages for the social media study that they’re letting Facebook access participants’ data. But if minors try to join the study through a page administered by Applause, they have to get their parents to sign a form that mentions Facebook’s involvement in the study.  Facebook said there’s nothing secret or underhanded about the app.”It wasn’t ‘spying’ as all of the people who signed up to participate went through a clear on-boarding process asking for their permission and were paid to participate,” the spokesperson said. The company said that less than 5 percent of the participants in the research program were teens, and that all of them had signed parental consent forms. Since 2016, fewer than 150,000 people participated in the market research program, according to Facebook. BetaBound, uTest and Applause didn’t respond to a request for comment.CNET’s Zoey Chong contributed to this report.First published Jan. 29, 6:47 a.m. PT.Updates, Jan. 30 at 5:10 a.m.: Adds Facebook’s statement and word that Facebook has pulled the app for iOS users; 7:32 a.m.:  Includes confirmation from Apple that the Facebook app violated its policy; Jan. 31 at 10:10 a.m.: Adds the number of people who participated in Facebook’s market research program. Cambridge Analytica: Everything you need to know about Facebook’s data mining scandal.Security:  Stay up-to-date on the latest in breaches, hacks, fixes and all those cybersecurity issues that keep you up at night. last_img read more

Comcast acquires DreamWorks Animation for 38 billion

first_imgComcast Corp. has agreed to buy DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. for about $3.8 billion, reported the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. It was earlier reported that the companies were in merger talks.DreamWorks Animation’s shareholders will get $41 per share in cash, a premium of 27 percent over its share price closed on Wednesday. The shares of DeamWorks which rallied nearly 50 percent in the last six months came to a halt, added Reuters.With this acquisition, Comcast, the cable giant, will emerge as a rival to Walt Disney Co. in the money-making business of family entertainment, as reported by the WSJ.DreamWorks Animation, synonymous with movie franchises such as “Shrek,” “KungFu Panda” and “Madagascar,” was spun off from DreamWorks Studios in 2004. The studio was founded in 1994 by Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, said the news agency.DreamWorks will operate under Comcast’s NBCUniversal in its Universal Filmed Entertainment Group that includes Universal Picture that produced recent successful flicks like “Despicable Me” and “Minions.” However, it’s still a relatively small player in the family entertainment business, said the WSJ.The deal will also add DreamWorks’ classic media library, including “Where’s Waldo,” “Casper,” “Lassie,” and “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” to NBCUniversal’s portfolioThe new entity to be called DreamWorks New Media will be chaired by Katzenberg, the co-founder CEO of Dreamworks, with its other portfolio businesses such as the 2013 acquired Awesomeness TV and NOVA, said reports.DreamWorks witnessed many box-office flops between 2012 and 2014, forcing the company to lay off 500 of its North American staff, and cut down on its annual releases to two. Katzenberg, it was reported, also sought an exit from the animation studio, holding talks with certain Chinese companies until recently.last_img read more