OGC introduces regulations to reduce methane in BC Oil and Gas industry

first_imgThe Province wants to reduce methane emissions by 45 percent by 2025. The Federal Government has a similar reduction target of 40 to 45 percent.Maximilian Kniewasser, director of the B.C. clean economy program at the Pembina Institute, said the regulations do not live up to the B.C. climate plan. “While B.C.’s draft methane regulations are a step in the right direction, they represent a missed opportunity to ensure the oil and gas sector does its fair share — at low cost — to help achieve B.C.’s climate targets by curbing methane pollution. By leaving cost-effective emissions reductions on the table, the proposed methane regulations do not live up to the spirit of B.C.’s ambitious new climate plan, CleanBC.Several environmental groups have said methane pollution is a problem in the Oil and Gas Industry in B.C. Their studies suggested in 2018 that 47 percent of active oil and gas wells in the study area were found to emit methane-rich plumes.The information released by the OGC on Wednesday said the changes include enhancements to requirements for leak detection and repair, designed to ensure leaks are detected and repaired quickly. Additionally, the industry will be required to increase data management and reporting requirements to ensure transparent reporting of industry actions are under development.For more information on the changes announced by the OGC, click here. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission has introduced new regulations for methane.The new regulations will come into effect on January 1, 2020. The Oil and Gas Commission says the new regulations will reduce methane emissions by 10.9 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent over a 10-year period. The OGC says that is equivalent to removing 390,000 cars off the road each year.The regulations will focus on the primary sources of methane emissions that include pneumatic devices, equipment leaks, compressor seals, glycol dehydrators, storage tanks and surface casing vents.last_img read more

Annan urges agreement on participation in Myanmars constitutional convention

A statement issued by the spokesman for the Secretary-General said Mr. Annan was disappointed to learn that an agreement has not been reached to allow the National League for Democracy (NLD) and some other ethnic nationality parties to participate in the national convention due to begin Monday.The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Razali Ismail, was in Myanmar most recently in March to try to move forward the national reconciliation process between the military-led Government, the NLD and other ethnic nationality groups, as well as secure the release of NLD leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.“[The Secretary-General] believes that the opportunity represented by the national convention should not be missed,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said. “He therefore urges all parties concerned, even at this late hour, to make every effort in the next two days to reach an agreement, taking into account suggestions made by the NLD and by other political and ethnic nationality parties, and to move the democratization and national reconciliation process forward.”Mr. Eckhard said the Secretary-General also reiterated his call for the removal of all the remaining restrictions imposed on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her deputy, U Tin Oo, and the reopening of NLD offices, “so that the national convention can be reconvened in an all-inclusive manner with all political parties, including the NLD and ethnic nationality parties.” read more

Serious challenges remain to stop enforced disappearances in Pakistan – UN experts

“We acknowledge the security challenges faced by Pakistan,” said the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances at the end of an official visit to the country.It added, “However, according to the 1992 Declaration for the Protection of All Persons Against Enforced Disappearances, ‘no circumstances whatsoever, whether a threat of war, a state of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked to justify enforced disappearances.’”The Declaration was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1992. Among its articles, it states that “any act of enforced disappearance is an offence to human dignity,” and it condemns such actions “as a grave and flagrant violation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”The Working Group was established by the UN Commission on Human Rights in 1980 to assist families in determining the fate and whereabouts of disappeared relatives. It seeks to establish a channel of communication between the families and the Governments concerned to ensure cases are investigated.According to a news release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), two of the five members of the Working Group – Olivier de Frouville and Osman el Hajjé – recently completed a ten day visit to Pakistan, during which they held meetings with State authorities, civil society organizations and relatives of disappeared persons in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar. The experts noted that while cases continue to be reported to authorities, there are controversies surrounding both the figures and the nature of the practice of enforced disappearances. The Working Group also welcomed the judiciary’s role in shedding light on the whereabouts of missing persons. However, they expressed their concern that relatives of victims reported that even when clearly identified by witnesses, perpetrators have so far not been prosecuted and convicted. “The relatives of the disappeared persons have the right to know the truth about the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones,” they said. “It is the responsibility and the duty of the State to thoroughly investigate all allegations of enforced disappearances and bring the perpetrators to justice.”The experts underlined the need to reinforce the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances, as well as to ensure the oversight and the accountability of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and to provide protection for victims and witnesses.“Other important challenges that Pakistan needs to overcome are the absence of a provision qualifying enforced disappearances as an autonomous crime, and the lack of reparation measures and social assistance programs for the relatives of the disappeared,” they said.The Working Group will prepare a report with the information gathered during the visit, which will be presented to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council next year. In addition to Mr. de Frouville and Mr. El-Hajjé, the Working Group’s other members are Ariel Dulitzky from Argentina, Jasminka Dzumhur from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Jeremy Sarkin from South Africa. read more

Beside The Points For Thursday Dec 14 2017

emily:what omgalso there’s usually way more yelling in curlingandrea:is this our way of returning to the topic of a curling podcast?(please)Predictions NFL ella:huh NBA College Football See more college football predictions Oh, and don’t forgetJeremy Kerley blames ghost We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more NBA predictions See more NFL predictions Things That Caught My EyeWe figure out the Super Bowl favorite SundayNew England plays Pittsburgh this Sunday. They’re the two top seeds in the AFC, and the game will set the pair up for the postseason. A win for Pittsburgh locks their first round bye and, per the FiveThirtyEight Elo predictions, increases their chance of winning the Super Bowl from 17 percent to 22 percent. A loss would mean New England has only a 60 percent chance to score that first round bye, but for the Patriots a win gives them a 30 percent chance of winning the Super Bowl, up from 22 now and 16 percent if they lose. [FiveThirtyEight]Lifetime banSix Russian women’s hockey players — Inna Dyubanok, Ekaterina Lebedeva, Ekaterina Pashkevich, Anna Shibanova, Ekaterina Smolentseva and Galina Skiba — recieved lifetime bans from competing in the Olympics as part of the continued fallout from the doping scandal that has prevented the Russian team from competing in the forthcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. [The Ice Garden]Input no longer requestedBeginning in 2018, the USGA will no longer allow viewers at home to call in penalties for players competing. A professional will be doing that now. Call-ins have historically affected tournament outcomes in significant ways. Now you can enjoy golf without having to obsess about the minutiae of the rule book, which I actually think may suck a bunch of the enjoyment out of golf for the people who enjoy golf. [USA Today]Oh, well, that answers that questionTurns out that Yu Darvish was accidentally tipping off his forthcoming pitches to the Astros’ batters in the World Series, as he had a rather simple tell that was easy to decode. The pitcher made it through 10 outs in two starts. [Deadspin]Try out our fun new interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Blocked and reportedThe Golden State Warriors have 8.68 blocks per game which trails only the 1985-86 Washington Bullets historically. In the past three games, the Warriors blocked 12.0 blocks per 48 minutes. Coupled with the fact that Golden State is really good at scoring points off of those blocked shots, it’s yet another instance of the Warriors being even better than their perception as “ridiculously good.” [FiveThirtyEight]Nick Foles to the rescue?Carson Wentz tore his ACL, devastating Eagles fans and sucking the air out of one of the most electric seasons the franchise has ever had. His backup is Nick Foles. So, how do backup QBs of wonderful teams do in the postseason? There have been seven quarterbacks who won at least 10 games for their playoff-bound team who were unable to start in the playoffs. Their backup quarterbacks, in five of the seven cases, lost the team’s first game in the playoffs. In one of the cases — Mike Tomczak taking over for Jim Harbaugh in Chicago in 1990 — their team won the first but lost the second game of the playoffs. But one time, the team went 3-0, when Phil Simms backup Jeff Hostestler took the 1990 New York Giants to a Super Bowl win. [FiveThirtyEight]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number62.8 percentLe’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown will finish the season with a projected 62.8 percent of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ total yards of scrimmage this year, beating out their previous combined record, 58.2 percent in 2014, when the pair notched 3,926 of 6,749 Steelers yards of scrimmage. Either way, they’re the best RB/WR duo in NFL history. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: All newsletters read more

Shaft sinking almost complete at Caledonias Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe

first_imgCaledonia Mining says it has now reached a depth of 1,150 m at its Central Shaft project, within the Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe, with the shaft set to be commissioned in mid-2020.The deepening of the Central Shaft at Blanket is aimed at increasing group production to 80,000 oz/y of gold.On announcing the company’s 2018 financial results – a year when Blanket produced 54,511 oz of gold – CEO Steve Curtis said: “The Central Shaft has reached a depth of 1,150 m – only 54 m from the planned shaft bottom.”He said work was focused on horizontal development of the loading station and he expected the shaft sinking to be completed by the end of June. After this, the shaft would be equipped prior to commissioning, scheduled for mid-2020, he said.Work on the Central Shaft has been adversely affected by power outages and insufficient foreign exchange, Caledonia said. “These factors have resulted in less development being achieved than planned, which will result in a slower production ramp-up,” the company said.Production is now expected to be around 75,000 oz in 2021 increasing to approximately 80,000 oz in 2022.The company added: “Further progress on the Central Shaft depends on the continued availability of sufficient foreign currency.”The extension of the Central Shaft will add two further production levels on 34 (1,110 m) and 38 (1,230 m) levels, in addition to the two levels that are already planned on 26 (870 m) and 30 (990 m) levels.last_img read more

Column We need to start talking about sexual dysfunction in an open

first_imgIT IS PRETTY much impossible to bring up the subject of premature ejaculation (PE) in conversation without provoking a cringe or a giggle, or both. We’ve all heard the one about the man suffering from PE – he’s ok now but it was touch and go for a while.However, PE is no joke for the one in five men who suffer from this common male sexual dysfunction. PE affects more men than erectile dysfunction (ED) yet it has traditionally received far less attention than ED, perhaps because of a historical lack of understanding. It also affects men of all ages, despite sometimes being associated with young men. Last week saw something of a first in Irish society – the launch of the new campaign to highlight the condition and encourage men to talk about it.Before thinking about solutions, it’s worth considering the issue in a wider societal context. There is no doubt that ‘good’ sex is commonly and misleadingly represented by the mainstream media and porn as requiring lengthy periods of penetrative sex. This leads to rather skewed societal definitions of sexual pleasure and glosses over the fact that many men will last a matter of minutes between penetration and orgasm.Pornography creates a lot of problemsThat being said, in my practice as a psychotherapist, my work involves therapy for sexual and intimacy difficulties and over the past ten years both myself and my colleagues have seen a growing number of young people – sometimes even teenagers – presenting with sexual dysfunction.Pornography addiction has been a significant factor. We are seeing complex developmental sexual responses in people of all ages, with ensuing complicated effects on relationships. Orgasms release oxytocin, the attachment hormone and unlike print pornography, the interactive qualities of internet porn and its multi-sensory connections give the user a more intense experience and immediate sense of personal connection, thus leading to addiction. People can end up having relationships with their laptop, smartphone or tablet and find it difficult to respond physically and emotionally to a real person.So if sexual dysfunctions in general are on the increase and if PE is the most common sexual dysfunction, it stands to reason that there is a greater need than ever for openness and accurate information. Here goes.Share your sexual worries with your partnerTriggers for PE include feeling anxious about ‘performance’, lack of confidence which can arise from not having had sex for a while, being with a new partner or in a novel sexual experience. Some of these are situation specific and can resolve themselves in a relatively short time. A good rule of thumb is that if the male partner regularly ejaculates before or within a short time of starting sexual intercourse and before he would like to, then PE may be the root cause.If a man thinks he has a problem, above all he should try sharing his sexual worries with his partner. Practicing mindfulness and meditation may also help him feel less anxious. There are also numerous physical self-help techniques which may help.If none of the above prove effective and if the situation is creating frustration for either partner within the relationship or consistently eating away at a man’s confidence, speaking to a GP or healthcare professional is the best next step. Disclosing our most private selves to another human being is never easy but it is the most responsible next step to address anything that undermines sexual intimacy, which is fundamental to overall well being.The job of intimacy is not to focus on your own inadequaciesSelf esteem plays a huge part in our sexuality.  If you do not like yourself, it is difficult to expect others to find you attractive. The job of intimacy is not to focus on your own inadequacies but to immerse yourself in the other person’s body using all your senses – this allows you to get your attention off yourself and enjoy the experience.People have an idea that they need to ‘fix’ themselves before they can be in relationships but my experience is that being in relationship is such a healthy thing to do that it forms part of the whole self development task. When we love, we are more open, more human and compassionate with others and with ourselves.As adults, we need to start talking about sexual dysfunction in a responsible way. If you believe that you’re affected by the issue, take the initiative. If you’re in a relationship already, raise it with your partner. Inform yourself properly, talk about it and if you need help, seek it out. You’ll be happier for it and your relationships will improve.Trish Murphy is a psychotherapist specialising in couples counseling and sexual intimacy therapy. She is also Chair of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland. For more information on PE, see takecontrol.ieRead: Google Glass app allows you to see what your partner sees during sexColumn: Having ‘the’ chat with your children… how to talk about sex and pubertylast_img read more

Women scientists call out Discoverys dudefest advertising

first_img We’re hooked on a feeling #TheWorldIsOurs pic.twitter.com/oMx50Pdvv5— Discovery (@Discovery) April 1, 2019 Share your voice Half of women in STEM jobs experience discrimination, says Pew Female scientists making headway in kids’ imaginations Comment Tags McAnulty refers to the Discovery ad as a “macho-man display of science.” She told CNET she furiously texted and Twitter-messaged her colleagues and within 36 hours had the response video together. “They got in their waders, went to their field sites, gloved up, and lip-synced their hearts out,” she said. Women in science Now the scientists are wondering if Discovery is listening. Discovery didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Science communicator Ashley Gary, an aspiring wildlife host, took part in the video. She said she was inspired by watching nature documentaries on Discovery as a kid and calls the Hooked on a Feeling ad “disappointing.” “So many girls and women look to that channel for not only entertainment, but information about our world, but yet we weren’t included,” Gary told CNET. “If no one else will promote us and our work, we’ll be our own cheerleader and promote ourselves.”jessphoenixEnlarge ImageVolcanologist Jess Phoenix participated in the response video. Video screenshot by CNET Volcanologist Jess Phoenix has appeared on Discovery and Science channel shows. The networks have footage of her on active volcanoes, hiking through jungles and working with locals in Tanzania, Ecuador and Indonesia. She said she was “understandably frustrated” by the promo.”When members of my team have pitched me as a show host to Discovery and other networks, we’ve been told that their audiences won’t believe I’m a scientist.” Phoenix said.Phoenix is also the founder of research and education nonprofit Blueprint Earth, which conducts field research with participants that are mainly women and people of color. “Seeing major networks continue to overlook the enormous pool of talent out there in traditionally under-represented scientists does a tremendous disservice to both scientists and the public in general,” she said. Women in science aren’t taking this lightly. A cross-discipline group of researchers and science communicators, including a herpetologist, paleontologist, conservation biologist, volcanologist and ecologist, participated in a response video set to Eve’s Let Me Blow Ya Mind. Sarah McAnulty, a biologist specializing in squids and founder of the nonprofit Skype a Scientist, led the video effort. “Discovery made a choice about how to represent science,” she tweeted. “We know that the world is, in fact, much bigger than that. We want to remind you all that science is for everyone.” Sci-Techcenter_img Powerful women of the Marvel universe Now playing: Watch this: The Discovery ad features the tagline “The World is Ours.” Video screenshot by CNET Discovery unleashed a brand video on Monday featuring footage of the types of subjects it’s best known for: a pyramid in Egypt, wildlife in Africa, experiments, fishing, a shark and a bunch of men who host shows on the network.The ad builds up to the tagline “The World is Ours” and is set to the peppy strains of Hooked on Feeling. But women scientists aren’t feeling it. Discovery made a choice about how to represent science.We know that the world is, in fact, much bigger than that.We want to remind you all that #ScienceIsForEveryone@Discovery pic.twitter.com/Zkgip9gxtp— Sarah McAnulty (@SarahMackAttack) April 4, 2019 3:04 1 Yo, @Discovery what is this tone deaf, hyper-masculine nonsense? 😳👎🏽 The only woman in your reel is in a bikini being led through a jungle. What!! It’s 2019. Do better. Sincerely, Dr. Johnson, a scientist, adventurer, and woman. #ItsOurWorldToo— Dr. Ayana E. Johnson (@ayanaeliza) April 3, 2019 Marine biologist Ayana Johnson left one of many responses to the video on Twitter: “Yo, Discovery, what is this tone deaf, hyper-masculine nonsense? The only woman in your reel is in a bikini being led through a jungle. What!! It’s 2019. Do better.” McAnulty points out the work of neuroscientist BethAnn McLaughlin, who is leading the #MeTooSTEM movement advocating for women scientists in the battle against sexual harassment. “These groups make me feel hopeful for the future women in STEM, even if it feels depressing from the trenches right now,” McAnulty said.The Let Me Blow Ya Mind response is fierce and funny. “These women turned one more negative in a long line of exclusionary nonsense into a funny, light-hearted, defiant reminder that women in science are not going anywhere,” McAnulty said.last_img read more

We Thought He Was a Goner The Flash Came Back the Very

first_img It’s been a long summer without new episodes of The Flash, but it’s back and so is Barry Allen. I would have liked to see what a Wally West-focused Flash would be like, but that wasn’t the point of this episode. Instead, we got to see exactly what Team Vibe/Team Kid Flash had to do in Barry’s absence. It’s not pretty. It took Iris in the lab, Vibe and Kid Flash working in perfect coordination, plus Joe with a well-timed taser to take down Peek-A-Boo. The chase that begins the show is a whole lot of fun, and makes me so happy that the CW superheroes are back. Still, Peek-A-Boo isn’t exactly Central City’s toughest villain. The fact that it took all that to capture her without Barry doesn’t inspire confidence. Nor does the fact that most of the rogues they have managed to catch have escaped.This episode was all about digging The Flash out of the hole season three left. It would have been nice to spend the season premiere on something a little more exciting, but the sooner the show cleans up its mess, the better. The cool thing was we got to see Iris take more of a commanding role. In Barry’s absence, she’s spent all her time pushing forward to distract her from the fact that he was gone. She’s a competent leader of the team, and I hope she stays that way. It’s fun watching her figure out how to catch villains. Especially after last season had her waiting around to be saved or killed.By the end of the episode, this season already has a different feel to the last one. The optimistic, lighter tone is back, but the show had to go through some places to get there. Thankfully, those were handled well too. The emotional moments early on make you feel for Iris and the difficult position she’s in. She’s forced herself to believe that Barry’s never coming back, but the way he left prevents her from really moving on.Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)But Barry has to come back. A powerful Samurai appears, threatening to destroy the city unless the real Flash faces him. He’s too strong for Vibe and Cisco to defeat. In Barry’s absence, Cisco even has trouble coming up with good villain names. (Although, “Samurai Jackass” is much better than “Samuroid.”) They need Barry back and Cisco has been working on a plan ever since he left. To accomplish it, they need one more missing member of the team. Cisco finds the surprisingly un-Killer Frost Caitlin working at a bar, and convinces her to come back. The team is back together!It’s when they manage to pull Barry out of the Speedforce (replacing him with a genetic placeholder), that things get interesting. For Barry, it’s been much longer than six months. He comes out of the Speedforce changed. He impulsively scribbles a strange alphabet on the walls that Cisco can only translate as “This house is bitchin’.” He also keeps repeating lines from his past. Except for one. Remember, time flows differently in the Speedforce. It’s entirely possible he saw events from his past and future played out over and over again. “Your Honor, I’m innocent. I didn’t do this! I didn’t kill anyone!” he says. Could season four see an adaptation of “Trial of the Flash?” Also, Barry looks kinda good with a beard. I was almost a little sad when Joe shaved it.Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West, Candice Patton as Iris West and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)In the end, it’s Iris who brings Barry out of his funk. After a conversation about faith with her dad, she realizes she needs to believe Barry will come back to save her. She allows herself to be captured by the Samurai. Hearing that Iris is in danger is enough to snap Barry out of it and save her. The fight, as fights often do on this show, comes late in the episode, so it’s very short. (That’s how they save money on action scenes.) It’s still really cool. There’s just something satisfying about watching someone get hit by a propeller. It’s the best scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark, it’s the best scene in Titanic, and it’s the best part of this episode. Saving Iris did more than bring Barry back to the way he was, though. It seems to have given him closure. All the trauma and darkness he was dealing with last season is gone. Yes, it comes way too easy, but I’ll take anything that gets this show out of last season’s dark and brooding phase. Even if it’s a huge plot convenience. It may not be great writing, but it gets the job done. Getting The Flash back on track this early is smart. It lets us know that the show will get back to what made us love it in the first place. It may have been a clunky solution, but it got us there. I’m now so much more excited about season four than I was when season three ended.They also set up some great potential storylines for the season to come. Barry’s back and not angsty anymore, but the show still needs to address what he went through in the Speedforce. Whether he really is all better or not is sure to provide an interesting point of tension in episodes to come. Same with Caitlin. As we saw in her final scene, Killer Frost isn’t gone. She now comes out when someone makes Caitlin angry enough. Yeah, she’s basically Ice-Hulk now. She even says, “Don’t make me frosty. You wouldn’t like me when I’m frosty.” Hey, at least they know. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how all that plays out. Especially since she had to leave some pretty scary-looking people to rejoin Team Flash.(Via The CW)Let’s talk about that ending, before we go. We have now met our big bad for the season, and thank all that’s good and holy in the world; it’s not another speedster. I can’t believe it took us until season four to get here, but we’re here. That’s all that matters. In the end, it turns out the Samurai was actually a robot created for the express purpose of drawing The Flash out. (Thinking about it, that’s a perfect metaphor for this entire episode.) The robot was created by The Thinker. The Thinker sits in a futuristic chair in an unknown location. His cap, which he invented gives him incredible mental powers. In the comics, The Thinker was the name of a few villains who fought multiple DC superheroes over the years. Judging by his appearance alone, because we haven’t seen much else, this version looks to be a combination of all of them. He has the cap of his first incarnation, but the futuristic look of the hologram version that fought Wally West in some more recent comics. He’s probably not a hologram or a computer simulation, but we’ll have to wait until we find out where exactly that lair is. In the comics, the thinking cap gives him powers of telekinesis and mind control, neither of which is a stretch for this series.Most exciting about this choice is that he’s not someone Barry can just outrun. He’s a much more mental threat. To even fight him directly, Barry will have to find him first, and that alone will be a formidable challenge. It’s so much more interesting at this point to have a villain Barry has to out-think. Barry’s criminology skills should be put to the test this season, and I can’t wait to see what kinds of stories a new kind of villain brings out of this show.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis last_img read more

Pineapples caused Major Sensations and Odd Behavior when they were Introduced

first_imgAfter Pearl Harbor, the Dole pineapple plantation is the most visited tourist attraction in Hawaii, according to Smithsonian. Americans use pineapple in a variety of ways; people eat fresh pineapple, canned pineapple, pineapple upside down cake, pineapple juice, pineapple in salad, pineapple on pizza, brown sugar and pineapple glaze for ham, pineapple in sweet and sour dishes – it goes on and on.A field of pineapples in Maui, Hawaii. Photo by USDAgov CC BY 2.0Hawaii is the only US state where pineapples are grown. Unlike some fruits, pineapples are picked when they are fully ripe as they don’t continue to ripen once picked. Part of the Bromeliaceae family, they grow on succulent plants about four feet tall and the fruits are handpicked. It takes 15 to 20 months from planting to produce a pineapple. The fruit produces organic compounds — carboxylic acid esters — which are used for fragrance in cosmetics, perfumes, and synthetic flavorings.Pineapple in the starting stage. Photo by Ramesh NG CC BY-SA 2.0The history of pineapples is a fascinating study in how exotic fruits can create a craze to those who have never seen or tasted them before. Nowhere was this most evident than in Victorian England. Where the introduction of pineapples literally caused a sensation with people using them as decorative pieces for their houses and upper class status symbols. People would walk around holding pineapples as if they were the family pet.‘De verbelende ananas self’, brush drawing by Cornelis Markée, circa 1763It is believed that pineapples were first found in Brazil. Christopher Columbus and Sir Walter Raleigh were the first Europeans to refer to pineapples, having found them in the Caribbean island of Guadalupe. In about 1502, Portuguese sailors took pineapples to the island of Saint Helena off the coast of Africa in the South Atlantic Ocean.The departure of Vasco da Gama to India in 1497, by Roque Gameiro, circa 1900They also took the plants to Africa and India by 1550. Presently they are grown in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Brazil, Thailand, Columbia, Mexico, and China. Since the 1990s, pineapple has become the second biggest export of Costa Rica, after coffee. According to Mental Floss, Europeans tried, unsuccessfully, to grow pineapples until they realized they must be grown in a tropical location.Because of this, the only pineapples they could acquire were badly beaten up on the sea voyage. A few hothouses would grow pineapples, and they were extremely expensive. Wealthy rulers such as Catherine the Great, Louis XV, and Charles II had pineapples brought to their court which earned the fruit a reputation for extreme luxury.Charles II is presented with the first pineapple grown in England – 1675 painting by Hendrik DanckertsIn America, pineapples were quite rare as they were imported from the Caribbean islands. One pineapple could cost the equivalent of $8,000 today. By the 1700s, pineapples were not just to eat but were displayed in the home as a symbol of wealth and hospitality.Related Video: Artist Brings Animal Skulls To Life With Celtic EngravingsMerchants would even rent pineapples to people who would carry them around to show they could “afford” the fruit. After rental, the pineapple would be sold to wealthier customers. The fruit also began to appear in art, architecture and on household items.Fresh ripe pineapple laid on a table. Studio shot on wooden background.In 1900, James Dole planted pineapples in Hawaii to sell to the world market. The venture paid off with more than 75 percent of the world’s pineapple crop being shipped from his business, which eventually became the Dole Food Company and branched out into other fruit production.Read another story from us: Hawaiian Pizza was Invented in Canada by a Greek Restaurant OwnerToday, anyone can enjoy the sweet taste of pineapple no matter what your economic status thanks to Mr. Dole and the advent of safe canning procedures.last_img read more

Ladies gather for embroidery lessons

first_imgA group of ladies gathered at the Crown Hotel today (August 24) to learn more about their embroidery machines and making useful projects.Embroidery lessons have been taking place for four days now at the Crown Hotel, which saw women from all over KwaZulu-Natal and as far as Dubai taking part.“This event is hosted annually and it is filled with fun and fellowship,” said Monica, who is an embroidery dealer and also one of the event organisers.The ladies were seen enjoying their machines and putting together beautiful garments, pillow cases and much more. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | December 11, 2012 Devicor Announces FDA Approves Mammotome revolve Biopsy System Featuring patented DualVac technology and patented specimen management system Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more read more Related Content Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems December 11, 2012 — Devicor Medical Products Inc. (Devicor) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mammotome revolve, a dual vacuum-assisted biopsy system, for use on patients.Mammotome revolve is the next generation breast biopsy system, leveraging the clinician and pathologist valued benefits of the original Mammotome system to provide high quality tissue specimens, now enhanced in the new system with innovative features to provide further procedural efficiency and ease of use. Mammotome revolve features an advanced specimen management system capable of collecting and organizing high quality individual tissue samples in numbered, specimen radiograph and pathology-ready chambers that preserve tissue integrity. The system also features patented DualVac vacuum technology that gives clinicians the ability to secure larger contiguous tissue samples.These features in combination with a physician controlled variable aperture allow clinicians to confirm or adjust sample acquisition in response to procedural situations to confidently access and acquire challenging lesions. An additional benefit is the efficiency of pre-biopsy planning time.”Mammotome has always given great quality samples — that’s the most important thing,” said Teri-Ann Gizienski of Magee-Womens Hospital of Cranberry. “Mammotome revolve takes efficiency to a whole new level while giving beautiful samples. It’s able to easily sample dense breast tissue, and the speed is remarkable. I was able to capture three great tissue samples from the same location, which was nearly impossible before. The collection system keeps the samples organized and so easy to manage, even for the specimen radiograph. This is ideal for physicians and facilities who are very busy, but who still want great tissue. It’s a phenomenal system.”Devicor President and CEO Tom Daulton believes that larger core samples and reduced procedural time mean a faster and less traumatic experience for the patient, and samples coming back from pathology are likely to have a more definitive diagnosis. Says Daulton, “Mammotome revolve uses breakthrough technology that offers peace of mind for clinicians and the patients they treat.  With this new product, clinicians can be confident that patients are more likely to have a less painful and traumatic experience.””The success of our recent new product innovations demonstrates why Mammotome is the undisputed worldwide leader in the field of vacuum assisted breast biopsy,” says Daulton.In 2011, more than 1.4 million women in the United States underwent a biopsy procedure with approximately 40 percent of those undergoing vacuum-assisted breast biopsies. VAB procedures are growing in popularity with clinicians because they are less invasive than surgery. Over four million women worldwide have had successful breast biopsies using the Mammotome Biopsy System since 1995.Mammotome revolve is currently available in limited market release in the United States, Canada and Europe. Mammotome revolve is expected to be available in full market release by spring of 2013.For more information: www.devicormedical.com, www.mammotome.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology.last_img read more

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first_imgA trade ad that appeared in the Dec. 25, 1971 issue of “Billboard” magazine ahead of the album Santana III. Courtesy of Columbia Records/Wikimedia Commons At least as important as Metatron was Clive Davis, the veteran pop tastemaker and power broker. Davis drove the concept of pairing Santana with vocalists who had more contemporary appeal. After years of instrumental jamming, Santana found the commercially viable discipline invigorating.“When I play [instrumental] melodies, I feed myself with a shovel; I don’t need to care how long — 15 bars, 16 bars, just go,” he says. “On the radio, you have to be only 4:15 or 3:30 or whatever, and you only have so much space between you and the singer. You complement all the time — not compare or compete — and when it comes to doing your solo, do it in such a way that if Jimi Hendrix was alive, he would go, ‘Hey man, that was a nice solo.’ “The melody for the song with Matthews, “Love of My Life,” is appropriated from a passage by Brahms, which was the first music a grieving Santana heard when he turned on the car radio, tuned to a classical station, shortly after his father died in 1997.In 2007, Santana and his wife of more than 30 years, Deborah, divorced. They have three adult children. In 2010, Santana married esteemed jazz drummer Cindy Blackman, who played briefly in his band. He proposed to her on stage that year, after her drum solo on “Corazón Espinado” — which means “pierced heart” and is one of the hits from “Supernatural.” In Las Vegas, he is active in local charities, not just writing checks, but also visiting the city Rescue Mission to meet residents. His Milagro Foundation reports having given $5.6 million in the United States and abroad, mainly to help vulnerable children.Since “Supernatural,” the collaborative approach has yielded three more top 10 albums, pairing the guitarist with singers as diverse as Steven Tyler and Placido Domingo. Now he is at work on a project with a Latino accent, partnering with Juanes, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Romeo Santos and others.Yet he’s still the sonic voyager, releasing instrumental music on the side, notably the “Shape Shifter” disc last year. Say what you will about angels, the track “Metatron” is sublime, or, as Rolling Stone said in the album review: “This largely instrumental debut release on his own label has moments of s—-hot playing (see the smeared runs on ‘Metatron’).”Santana saunters onstage in a long black leather coat with his purple guitar, and the 1,300 fans packing the intimate House of Blues start to scream.“I have been listening to Santana since I was 11,” says Angelina Gallegos, 45, from the Seattle area. Now she and her daughter listen. “He’s got some songs that touch your soul.”John Senger, 70, of Kelowna, British Columbia, says that he has cancer and that when he and his wife of nearly 50 years, Claudette, got to Vegas and realized they could see Santana, he added the show to his bucket list. After a few songs, his eyes are brimming with tears.The band has 10 players, including two vocalists, two horn players and three percussionists. Periodically, Santana moves to the side or the back of the stage, sharing the pedestal.“Most artists who have reached this level of success in the music industry, when they perform, it’s generally all about them,” trumpet player Bill Ortíz said earlier. “One of the great things about him as a bandleader is he really values the input of his side people.”Santana sheds the coat to reveal a black T-shirt. He has put on a few pounds since Woodstock, but his fingers seem as nimble.Each song is a mini-drama. Even the radio-ready hits are expanded for a live workout. The sound builds, subsides, resolves in catharsis. At the emotional center of a tune — “Europa,” “Incident at Neshabur,” “Corazón Espinado” — Santana plants himself at the front of the stage, wringing his guitar. He looks up, sees something through the ceiling, closes his eyes, like a man who appears to have found it, a state of grace.© 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Comments LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Carlos Santana frowns. The look is so uncharacteristic, because this whole afternoon his expression runs consistently from beatific to boyish and back. He riffs amiably about receiving inspiration from angels and discloses secrets about his quest for the “universal tone,” about how he learned to distill longing and joy in a single note — that pristine, piercing Santana sound that’s instantly recognizable from San Francisco to Singapore.But now he’s standing on a hotel balcony 43 stories up, where a photographer has just asked him to climb onto a table, the better to pose against the neon skyline.The guitar player balks: “Why do I have to be put on a pedestal?”Awkward pause.Santana winks. He’ll do it, on the promise that the effect will not be pedestal-like.At 66, he has an uneasy relationship with the pedestal — the one that he at once covets, disdains and sometimes doubts he deserves. The one that people want to place him upon — except when they don’t, during those dispiriting droughts when the music-buying public all but forgets him.He certified himself a contender for the guitar-hero crown almost from the start, in a band that took his last name, at Woodstock in 1969. His frenzied solo on “Soul Sacrifice” went old-school viral, thanks to the film of the hippie music festival.There followed a series of pioneering albums that almost single-handedly invented pop world-beat music. The congas, timbales and Afro-Latin guitar and organ rhythms on smash covers such as “Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen” and “Oye Como Va” redefined the parameters of rock-and-roll. The guitar player knew what notes not to play, savoring the magic of a simple melodic line. But he grew restless, and he embarked on a decades-long quixotic musical and spiritual journey. He explored jazz and new-age horizons and, for several years, followed the guru Sri Chinmoy. Santana commanded the admiration of elite musicians but not radio programmers.“I don’t consider myself a guitar player as much as I am a seeker who wants to manifest his vision through that particular instrument,” he said in 1978.Then, seemingly out of nowhere, his 1999 album, “Supernatural,” won nine Grammys, posted astronomical sales and lodged Santana in the download queue of a new generation. On nearly every track, his guitar accompanied — shared the pedestal with — a trendier singer, such as Dave Matthews, Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, Everlast and Lauryn Hill. He has used that formula on several more albums and has alighted on a concert residency at the House of Blues in the Mandalay Bay casino resort.“I’m not a seeker anymore,” he says. “I’m a finder now. It’s more fun to just will it to happen, than to hope for somebody to sort of come, part the ocean or the sky, and give it to you.”He steps down from the makeshift pedestal. Curly black locks billow beneath a black fedora, which covers a balding pate. He’s wearing a purple shirt printed with a picture of John Coltrane. Carrying his purple guitar, he enters a private room that the House of Blues has trimmed in purple. Which puts him in the mood to play “Purple Haze.”He jams meditatively, loses the Jimi Hendrix lick for a second — “Where is that thing?” — finds it.All the while, he’s working out how he feels about this latest pedestal, the one they’re erecting in Washington. “I don’t mind committing career suicide once in awhile and playing music that only musicians maybe understand,” he says. “I’m not a poodle who you just throw a little bone or a biscuit to, and I dance for you, man. That’s why, perhaps, when they’re celebrating this Mexican, Carlos Santana, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, it’s a big canasta [that is being honored]. Canasta is like a basket, with not just a guitar [inside], but a person who loves uplifting consciousness.”He deems the Kennedy Center’s history of having rarely honored Latinos to be typical of so many U.S. institutions trapped in an Anglo-European thrall. Yet he considers it no favor to be cast in the self-limiting role of one of the two Latinos (along with opera singer Martina Arroyo) being honored this year, to help correct that record. True, he was born in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico, and honed his guitar chops in the streets and dives of Tijuana. But the identity that matters most to Santana — his artistic and spiritual self — is bigger, embracing roots from Mali to Haiti to Cuba to the Mississippi Delta.“I’m more than just a Mexican with a blower on the presidential lawn at the White House,” he says. “I represent a whole bunch of other people.”The aspect of this accolade that really awes him? It’s the promise of being ushered onto the same platform as jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock, who is also being honored.Hancock is among a select list of artists, living and dead, whom Santana reveres. Hendrix, Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Bob Marley, Babatunde Olatunji, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Harry Belafonte, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Gabor Szabo. He jammed with as many as he could and tried to learn from the rest.Even though he has recorded and toured with Hancock and Shorter, a little, insecure part of Santana has always worried that he couldn’t keep up with such aces.“I’m still learning the difference between respect and fear,” he says. “They all say the same thing to me: You’re one of us. But as soon as I’m in the room, and they start playing, I’m like, oh, damn. Because they’re so — I’ll say it like this: They are an ocean. I’m a big lake. Someone else is a swimming pool. I’m somewhere in the middle.”***José Santana was a professional violin player who taught his son Carlos the instrument. The boy learned the emotional power of even a simple melody in classical pieces, Mexican folk tunes and pop standards such as “Fascination.” But when he heard U.S. rhythm-and-blues, he set aside the violin and picked up a guitar. Barely a teenager, he supported himself with a gig accompanying dancers in a strip club.“You learn how to strip women,” he recalls. “Yet at the same time, exalt, like ‘Ave Maria.’ It’s the same energy.”The family immigrated to San Francisco, and by the late 1960s, Carlos Santana had co-founded a band with a rare integrated lineup of Latinos, whites and an African American. They earned coveted invitations to play at the Fillmore and then Woodstock.“This was no peace, love, hippie thing. The band was like a street gang, and its weapon was music,” drummer Michael Shrieve recalled when the original Santana band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In a recent interview with The Washington Post, he elaborated: “This band was very serious and rehearsed every single day. … If you messed up, you’d be called on it in no uncertain terms. It was like there was a mission behind the whole endeavor.”One day after rehearsal, Shrieve asked Santana if he wanted to see a movie. Recalls Shrieve: “He stops in his tracks, and he looks at me and he says, ‘Man, what would I want to go see a movie for? I want to be the movie.’ “A seminal moment for Santana came when he first saw B.B. King play guitar, in 1967, when Santana was about 20, two years before Woodstock. The bluesman knew how to coax maximum ecstasy out of a single note. What caught Santana’s attention was not King’s fretwork but his transfigured expression.“I needed to see B.B. King because once I saw his face, I said, ‘Oh, it’s not the amplifier, it’s not the guitar,’ ” Santana recalls. “It’s where he went. He metaphysically went into a place in his head beyond his mind to get that tone and that note.“After that, my mom would always ask me, ‘Mi hijo, [my son], where do you go when you look up at the ceiling and you play differently?’ I told her it’s a place where everything’s memorable, there’s no more time, there’s no more distance, there’s no more fear. It’s called a state of grace.”From that foundation, his music took flight.“He loves Africa and African music, so he’s always bringing those fundamental colors, flavors and rhythms to mainstream pop culture,” says drummer and producer Narada Michael Walden, who has produced Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Steisand and Elton John. “You can revolutionize music by doing that over and over again, and that’s what he’s done — be it through pushing on the jazz side, the rock side, the blues side, the Spanish-Mexican side, even pushing into the top 10.”The top 10 had become elusive after the early hits, until an angel and a record company executive intervened, according to Santana. The result was “Supernatural.”“I’m not afraid to say it was an angel called Metatron that came around,” he says.Metatron is a figure in medieval mystical writings. Santana attended seances and learned from Metatron: “You will be placed on the radio like you’ve never been before,” he recalls. “And I’m like, I haven’t been on the radio since ’72.”In return, Santana would be expected to use that platform “to invite people to create their own masterpieces of joy.” And he would have to disclose for the first time publicly that he had been sexually molested as a child, by a man outside his family, in order to help other victims heal. Santana kept his side of the bargain in interviews after “Supernatural” was released.His intention, he says now, was to “invite other people who have been molested sexually when they were children to look at themselves in the mirror and say, ‘I am not what happened to me. I am still with purity and innocence.’ ” By discussing it, he says, “I became totally free from it. I was released.”center_img Carlos Santana finds that inner place during a 1978 concert. 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first_img5. Find a good place to eatDon’t forget to eat. Sounds obvious, but when you are dashing between shows, being bombarded by flyers and street performers, and enjoying another pint, you may forget to get a decent meal in. During the day you’ll have plenty of choice, from greasy burger vans, to quirky cafés, or full slap-up meals in one of the city’s many restaurants. There are still some great options late into the night; stop by the chippy for a fish supper with Edinburgh favourite ‘salt n’ sauce’ or head to Bar Napoli in the New Town for the best pizza you’ve ever had at 3 o’clock in the morning. For more on Edinburgh’s finest cafés, pubs and restaurants, take a look at our full round-up. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 12 of the most beautiful villages in the UKSettle down for tea, cake and charm in Dorset this summer! Best free attractions in BritainWhether you’re wondering what to do on a bank holiday, or simply looking for a wallet-friendly day out, this essential guide is a reminder that the best things in life really are free.14 of the best castles in the UK for fun days outGet your Game of Thrones fix from remote ruins in Scotland this summer, spring or winter. Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Where to stay during Edinburgh FringeYou’ve probably heard all about rocketing accommodation prices during August, as hotels make the most of visitors in need of convenient rooms. Don’t worry though, there are ways around the costs. Remember to check out our guide to Edinburgh’s hotels for some top recommendations!Self-catering accommodation in EdinburghRenting a room or apartment is a good option for Edinburgh, as you can eat at home instead of pricey Royal Mile restaurants and often grab a place right near the centre of the action. Add the advantage of rooming with locals who’ll likely give you insider tips on the shows that everyone’s talking about this year, and you’ll be off to great start to experiencing all the festival has to offer. Look out for rooms in residential areas like Marchmont, near The Meadows park, or Bruntsfield, on the Southside of Edinburgh, for easy walking distance to venues like the Underbelly George Square, Gilded Balloon at Teviot Row House and the Assembly George Square Theatre. Check private listings websites like Air BnB and Gumtree, or go for something a bit more upmarket like Nicholson Apartments, on the same street as the Festival Theatre.Hostels in EdinburghHostels are are also likely to hike up their prices for the Edinburgh Festival, but with good locations near Waverley Train Station (St Christopher’s Edinburgh) and Leith Walk (Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel), it’s worth checking them out if you just want somewhere to throw your bag down at the end of the day.Hotels in EdinburghThe rules are the same for accommodation in any big city – the further you’re willing to travel, the lower the cost. However, with Edinburgh’s good value bus service, it’s worth considering staying outside the city bounds – you’ll also get the bonus of getting a good night’s sleep with no Fringe revellers outside your window at 4am! Try Minto Street for affordable B&Bs, which is actually the same long road that eventually becomes Nicholson Street and then North Bridge in the city centre. Also consider staying in Leith: this rapidly gentrifying area by Edinburgh’s docks has a plethora of hotels from two starred guesthouses like A-haven Townhouse Hotel to plush harbourside hotels like Malmaison Edinburgh. The area that once inspired Trainspotting is now home to a growing selection of craft ale pubs, Michelin-starred restaurants and brilliant brunch places like Mimi’s Bakehouse where you can recover from the previous day’s Fringing – and fuel up before hitting the city streets again! Now for the planning tips…When to book tickets for Festival Fringe showsThis year’s Edinburgh festival dates are 5th to 29th August 2016. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme comes out on June 8th this year. The full programme will be on sale at this point although many acts release their tickets at various points from as early as January. People will start booking the big name comedy acts and theatre shows as soon as the programme’s out, so it’s worth spending some time on the website or ordering a copy of the Fringe guide to be sent to you in the post, so that you can have a good look through in advance – although you can pick up a free copy at venues throughout the city once you arrive. Try to book a few unmissable shows throughout your trip itinerary to avoid disappointment and have a little structure to work around for everything else.Tip: Don’t plan too much!Yes we are contradicting ourselves, but to really get the full experience you have to be spontaneous. Don’t organise your trip on a tight schedule, leave yourself some gaps between shows to do something completely unplanned. Whether it be eating from an interesting looking fusion-cuisine van you find off the Royal Mile, or going to a show “that starts in five minutes round the corner”, it’s ll part of the fun. You may discover that the free-show was free for a reason, but these stories will become gold-dust when you’re swapping anecdotes with fellow Fringe-goers in the pub.Where and how to book tickets for Fringe showsThe easiest way to book tickets for Edinburgh shows is to go on the Fringe website, where you can search by venue and artist or browse genres from comedy to dance and physical theatre. You can also ring up the Fringe Box Office from June 8th (0131 226 0000) or the venues themselves. If there are no longer tickets available for a show on edfringe.com, try the venue directly as there may be some available there. Note that booking fees apply if you pay by card over the phone or on the website, but you can avoid this by paying cash at one of the box offices in Edinburgh. You can have your Fringe tickets posted out to you to save time on the day, or simply collect them from the box offices and selected venues throughout the city. Be aware that the collection point will not always be the same venue where the show is, so double-check when you book! Tip: Buy your Fringe tickets at off-peak timesOnce you’ve arrived in Edinburgh, you can buy tickets in person at the Edinburgh Fringe box offices at 180 High Street (Royal Mile) Edinburgh, EH1 1QS, or from The University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre, 2 Charles Street, EH8 9AD. Avoid lunchtimes and evenings, as this is when the locals will be grabbing tickets outside of work, and go as early as you can. For a last-minute bargain, head down to the Half Price Hut at The Mound Precinct. Look for the scrolling board which will tell you which shows are selling half-price tickets for that day – another good reason for leaving windows in your schedule! 6. Stop off in an old Edinburgh pubYou won’t go thirsty here! Edinburgh has the most pubs per square mile in the world, from historic drinking dens such as Greyfriars Bobby and Deacon Brodie’s, to modern cocktail bars such as Tiger Lily and Amicus Apple. Then there are the delightfully dingy but cheap student haunts, like The Hive – you can’t say you’ve gone drinking in Edinburgh during the Fringe without experiencing ‘the Hive ’til 5′! Many beer gardens also pop up around the city that offer the best atmosphere for the festival goer. The Spiegeltent in George Square, Underbelly (a giant floating purple cow!) and the Gilded Balloon are the best spots to get a true feel for the Fringe spirit, all around the University and the Bristo Square area of the city centre. Want to escape with the locals? Try pubs tucked away in the closes of Edinburgh’s Old Town, like The Jolly Judge off the Royal Mile, or walk out of the city up to the Golf Tavern on Bruntsfield Links. For more tips, read this and discover Edinburgh’s best unknown pubs and watering holes. RelatedHow to experience the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on a budgetHopping from show to show, catching the buzz in a pop-up beer garden, spotting your favourite comedian/children’s TV star/D list celebrity on Princes Street: the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is worth every penny. All those tickets and meals out don’t come cheap though, so if you’re Fringing frugally this August, arm…12 unmissable Edinburgh Festivals experiencesThe Edinburgh Festival Fringe may be over, but Edinburgh has many more exciting festivals coming up!Guide to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010Despite increasing global competition, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is still by far the largest arts festival in the world. Before we get stuck into planning your trip to Edinburgh, a bit more about the festival that calls itself The Fringe…What is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe?Originally starting in 1947 as a slightly rebellious, alternative festival on ‘the fringe’ of the official Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Fringe has expanded every year, with plenty of household names like the Monty Python team, Stephen Fry and the League of Gentlemen performing there in their early careers. To the hoards of visitors who swarm the Scottish capital each year, it’s become the main attraction, although the summer months also see the Edinburgh International Book Festival (12-28 August 2017), the Edinburgh Art Festival (27 July—27 August 2017), as well as the world-class music and theatre of the original Edinburgh Festival. Confused? No matter: come to Edinburgh in August and you can dip into all three! Here are a few Edinburgh Fringe survival tips for you…1. Be prepared for the weatherScotland has a funny way of showcasing all its seasons in one day. You can leave the house in shorts and shades, only for the heavens to open two hours later and then the sun reappears once you’ve been soaked to skin and forced to buy a tartan umbrella from the gift shop. Our tips? Wear layers. Keep a waterproof rolled up in your bag, and leave the stilettos and winkle-pickers at home in favour of those oh so comfy trainers. You’ll thank us later when you’re dashing up and down those windy, cobbled streets to get to the next venue.2. Get around Edinburgh the smart wayVenues all across the city take part in the festival and plenty are lurking out of sight in pub basements and community theatres, so don’t try and find them ten minutes before your show is due to start. Get yourself a Venue Map (there are Festival maps available at the edfringe shop and at venues throughout the city) mark out the places you need to be and find out how long it takes to get between them. It is also worth noting that certain venue names can cause confusion. The Assembly rooms on George Street share a similar name to the Assembly Production Company that operate in the venues on George Square. To make matters more confusing, George Square is a good 20 minute walk away from George Street – not ideal if you realise you’re at the wrong venue just before your show is due to start. When in doubt, ask a local – they’re the ones in work clothes looking grumpy.3. Download the Fringe appGone are the days when you had to keep a copy of the (rather hefty) Fringe guide about your person at all times; you can now check show times, book tickets and even browse the Half Price Hut discount shows on the Edinburgh Fringe app for smartphones. It’s also brilliant for on-the-go planning, as you can keep a diary of your upcoming shows. Available to download from July.4. Get flyeredRemember we mentioned not to book yourself up with too many shows in the planning stages? Walk up the main section of the Royal Mile between the two bridges (North and George IV) in August and you’ll soon see why. Hundreds of acts are out in force to show you a preview of their show, from comedy sketch troupes to bizarre performance artists and serious luvvies. You’ll get well and truly ‘flyered’ on this manic stretch of road, but go with it, the atmosphere’s worth experiencing, even if you have to go lie down in a darkened room afterwards. Collect a handful of promos, watch a man do a skit with a Doc Marten boot strapped to his face, then tuck yourself away in a nearby pub to sift through your haul and Google the show’s reviews on your phone. 7. Escape the crowds once in a whileCriss-crossing the city centre from 11am ‘til midnight is exhausting stuff. No matter how much you’d like to squeeze in that amazing Argentinian drag show, a healthy Fringe diet should consist of no more than three to four shows a day we reckon, for the sake of your own sanity if not your wallet! Besides, Edinburgh has a lot of beauty to show off outwith the Fringe, from the seaside at Portobello to the city’s famous hills. Holyrood Park is big enough to lose the crowds, even during Festival time, and volcanic peak Arthur’s Seat is worth the sweaty hour-long climb for spectacular views across to the Pentlands National Park. Liked this? Read about more amazing events and attractions around the UK this summer!last_img read more

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Mahisagar, All I can express is my gratitude to her, said Pal Awardee Sumitra Senwho has also been inducted in a panel that will audition newcomers and assign them shows in course of the fairsaid that Banerjees efforts was a consolation for everyone who has been working in the field for very longwithout being recognised appropriately For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jagmeeta Thind Joy | Published: March 11 2013 3:42 am Related News As Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2013 readies to roll out on March 13we take a look at the line-up of accessory designerswho form a small but essential part of the extravaganza The years first big fashion event the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Autumn-Winter 2013 organised by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) is all set to roll out from March 13 This 21st edition of WIFW has 123 fashion designers showcasing their collections apart from eight accessory designers Though only a handfulthe accessory designers are an essential part of a fashion week As Pinky Sarafwho is set for her fifth seasonputs it?joint secretary, said Mohan Adtani, Today, played football as small showers failed to dampen their spirit. the National Award winner will be seen in Ribhu Dasgupta’s upcoming thriller “TE3N”.real people? BBCs India coverage: Fancyforeign sweet thing that tries very hard to be part of the quintessentially Indian Diwali setting Succeeds a lot of times But a chocolate éclair is not a gulabjamun – thats what most people think India TV: Late Diwali evening smoke in the air It hangs heavy You know it will be therebut you still cant believe what you are seeing It seems dangerous But then you think deeper this is really what its all about The fogginess around youthings look different from what they are its all maya Happy Diwali Especially to all the news TV guys This column owes everything to them saubhikchakrabarti@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: February 21 2017 4:50 pm Ron-Robert Zieler said playing in Champions League would help his teammates get their minds off their struggles (Source: Reuters) Top News Leicester City goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler has warned his team that they must avoid defeat in Sevilla in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday to have any hope of avoiding a premature exit from the Champions League Leicester finished top of their European group and conceded just one goal in their first five games but are struggling in the Premier League where they sit a point and a place above the relegation zone Sevilla on the other hand are third in La Liga behind Real Madrid and Barcelona and also boast a better European pedigree that Leicester having won the Europa League for the past three years in a row “It’s a big game” Zieler told Leicester’s website (wwwlcfccom) “We did really well in the group stages It’s a very tough game ahead of us We’re one of only 16 teams left in Europe and Sevilla have done fantastic over the last couple of years “The first leg is very important Let’s put it this way — you shouldn’t lose If we can get a draw even a win it would be fantastic for the second leg” In addition to their Premier League woes Leicester were knocked out of the FA Cup by third-tier Millwall on Saturday and Zieler said he hoped playing in the Champions League would help his teammates get their minds off their domestic struggles “It feels a long time ago since the last Champions League game because we’ve had the FA Cup and a lot of Premier League games” added the 28-year-old who was signed from Germany’s Hannover 96 in July last year “Maybe also for our minds at this stage of the season it’s a bit of a change playing in the Champions League “If we get a good result hopefully we can take that into the Premier League We all know that we need to do better in the Premier League so maybe at this time of the season it’s a good change to play in the Champions League” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: May 11 2016 5:20 pm Amitabh Bachchan’s Zanjeer has completed 43 years of its release Related News Megastar Amitabh Bachchan starrer “Zanjeer” has completed 43 years of its release in the Hindi film industry and he seems shocked on “how time has passed” The action film revolves around Vijay an inspector who is suspended from duty sets out to find his parents’ murderers With the help of a street-wise girl and a foe-turned-friend he plans his revenge The 73-year-old actor took to Twitter to express his happiness “43 years…My goodness how time has passed…” he tweeted 43 years … my goodness how time has passed . Before Modi took off for Mumbai he ensured that Sardar Patel’s images had been superimposed over Indira’s images, The Argentine has masterminded a revolution at Atletico to lead them to two Champions League finals in three years having only previously reached one European Cup final in their history.

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For all the latest Mumbai News, Ateef decided to take a four-month hiatus in late 2002. “There are miscellaneous reasons why someone is in jail. the facility had been installed in 320 courts of which 86 were operational at present. "People that use this kind of language against others always try to argue a grey area.Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: July 23so called? The court’s second observation is that its time should not have been wasted with this matter, Very few people have aged as publicly. One did indeed have to do with her spectacular physical appearance.

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has four players — number two Thompson,5 lakh people were expected to turn up at the rally." he said. the jittery father requested the ambulance driver to take them to that hospital.1 hero, narrating an incident that happened with her friend Gautam Sinha,which must have hurt, she added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUnited Nations: The UN Security Council will vote Friday on a US-drafted resolution ramping up sanctions on North Korea by restricting oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes The United States has been in negotiations with China Pyongyang’s ally on slapping new sanctions in response to the 28 November test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Representational image Reuters The vote is scheduled for 1 pm New York time (1130 pm IST) diplomats said Building on previous sanctions resolutions the new draft tightens restrictions on crude and refined oil deliveries to North Korea most of which are supplied by China The measure would ban the supply of nearly 90 percent of refined oil products to North Korea and order the repatriation of all North Korean nationals working abroad within 12 months according to the text obtained by AFP US President Donald Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping last month to cut off oil to North Korea a move that would deal a crippling blow to its desperately struggling economy Tens of thousands of North Koreans have been sent to Russia and China to earn hard currency for Pyongyang working in what UN rights officials have described as "slave-like conditions" The draft resolution would cap crude oil supplies to four million barrels per year and require countries to seek UN permission to ship crude to North Korea Deliveries of refined petroleum products including diesel and kerosene would be capped at 500000 barrels for next year according to the measure that would order all countries to report their shipments to the United Nations Since last year North Korea has carried out a nuclear test — its sixth — and a series of advanced missile launches which are banned under UN resolutions Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 12 2013 1:21 am Related News The third round of counselling for Class XI admissions in government schoolswhere over 2000 seats are still vacant in different streamswill start from August 13 Students can submit their forms on the same day between 9 am to 1 pm In the third round of counsellingstudents who failed to apply for the admission in any government school will be able to fill the forms In case any student wishes to change his/her school or wants to switch his/her streamthey can apply once again on August 13 Interested candidates can apply on the registration form available in the prospectuswhich costs Rs 130while students who want to change their school or stream can get the application forms free of cost The prospectus is available at the following schoolsGMSSS-10GMSSS-28GMSSS-37DGMSSS-20BGMSSS-46 and MHS Manimajra An officialon Sunday said? GVL Narasimha Rao Asked about the BJP’s stand on Som’s comments on the Taj Mahal, India asserted that the Kashmir issue is an Indo-Pak bilateral matter,essentially due to cross-border terrorism However Pakistan welcomed Erdogan’s remarks saying "Pakistan has always welcomed the statements and endeavours aimed at addressing the human rights issues" in Kashmir and the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue The situation in Kashmir especially in terms of human rights violations and implications for the regional and global security due to the unresolved dispute have raised serious concerns across the globe the Foreign Office said It said that recently the UN the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the international community including the US have urged the early resolution of the Kashmir issue given the perils for the regional peace and security With three minutes left on the clock Albanian substitute Shkelzen Gashi was given the freedom of Stade Bollaert-Delelis as he found himself all clear in front of goal Gashi is one of several Switzerland-born players in the Albanian squad Here with his team needing a goal he had the chance to earn his adopted nation an improbable historic and deserved point on their European Championship debut against the country of his birth For those brief few seconds Gashi along with the Albanian supporters in the stands must’ve felt this goal was written in the stars They had hung on and grown into the contest with 10 men and were on the brink of stealing a point But for the presence of Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer a custodian of great repute in the German Bundesliga who stood up to make himself big and produce a magnificent potentially campaign-defining save for his team Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka left and Albania’s Taulant Xhaka vie for the ball AP That it even required Sommer’s late intervention to secure all three points summed up the story of a mixed afternoon for Switzerland An afternoon in which they played with a man advantage for nearly an hour following Lorik Cana’s foolish handball (his second yellow card) but failed to assert their authority on their opponents The Swiss may have come away with all three points against plucky Albania but they found themselves caught in one of football’s vague traps: the struggle to play against 10 men In this their opening fixture coach Vladimir Petkovic’s side stayed entirely true to what was expected of them A midfield marshalled by Granit Xhaka which gave the Swiss a leg to stand on Marauding full-backs in Stephen Lichtsteiner and Ricardo Rodriguez who ventured forward from time to time A suspect central defence comprising Johan Djorou and Fabian Schar which was caught out several times but not punished An absolute struggle to put the ball in the back of the net with Haris Seferovic the team’s main forward continuing his astonishingly poor form all season long in Germany A goal scored directly from a corner the source of nearly one-third (29%) of Switzerland’s goals in qualifying An established goalkeeper who came to the team’s rescue And finally the ability to somehow do enough by the end of it all a la their troubled qualifying campaign This was vintage Switzerland the European in-betweeners They started like a team that meant business dominating possession in the early stages and scoring through Schar’s header as early as the fifth minute but finished like one which did not know how to close out games – the Swiss had won once in nine previous attempts at the European Championships Switzerland missed a whole host of chances to bury the game Seferovic who had scored just three times in 35 appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt in a dreadful last season was guilty of missing most of them He linked up well with Dzemaili to open up the Albanian defence in the first half but shot tamely at goalkeeper Etrit Berisha On another two occasions he found space on the left side of the penalty area but shot straight at the goalkeeper who saved smartly both times In the second half Seferovic found himself clean through on goal but failed to beat an onrushing Berisha in a one-on-one situation a moment that would’ve settled the game If there were question marks over his form coming into the Euros they’ll certainly be magnified now He was the least involved (30 touches) among the Swiss starters which begs the question: if he doesn’t score what else can he offer on the pitch He is fortunate that his team did not have to pay for the missed opportunities Unfortunately Petkovic’s squad doesn’t have reliable goal-scoring alternatives Meanwhile the star-studded midfield somewhat lived up to its billing The coach would probably have expected more control from them in an 11-vs-10 affair Xhaka Dzemaili and Xherdan Shaqiri created no less than eight chances between them Xhaka with most no of passes (115) touches (127) and joint-highest number of chances created (3) in the game was the team’s main man He kept Switzerland’s play ticking over in the centre of the park Both Djourou and Schar especially the former were caught out multiple times by the link-up play between Albania’s full-back Elseid Hysaj and forward Armando Sadiku But the latter failed to convert two glorious chances That the Swiss did not concede a goal was down to Albania’s poor finishing and Sommer’s exceptional goalkeeping rather than due to the resistance put up by Petkovic’s men It turned out to be a tough opening game for Switzerland and the ones that immediately follow against Romania and France aren’t going to be any easier While Petkovic and his players have three points in the bag they will leave the city of Lens with plenty to ponder Name:Indian Hockey Team Discipline: Hockey Category: Men’s Qualification:The Indian men’s hockey team qualified for the Rio Olympics back in 2014 when they beat Pakistan in the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon to earn a direct Olympics berth Strengths:A young and talented unit the current Indian hockey team has been relatively untouched by internal politics orcontroversies Their biggest strength therefore will be this unity and team spirit as has been evident from their recent medal-winning performances Past record (recent best performances):Gold medal in 2014 Asian Games at Incheon Silver medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow Silver medal their first ever in 2016 Champions Trophy Silver medal in 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Past Olympics performance: While India has been the team with the most number of gold medals in Olympic history that record is from the team’s illustrious distant past More recently the Indian team finished12th at the 2012 London Games and did not qualify for the 2008 Beijing Games Rio Prospects: The Indian hockey players are often touted to be medal hopefuls but Rio 2016 offers them a chance to be actual medal contenders after the silver medal-winning performance at the recently-concluded Champions Trophy If they can maintain their strong teamwork andproduce another inspired show under new captain PR Sreejesh they stand a chance to make it to the podium The Indian men’s hockey team AP The Indian men’s hockey team are considered as Olympic medal hopefuls every time they participate in the Games mainly because of the rich history of the sport India are after all the most successful field hockey team at the Olympics However this time the medals hopefuls look like genuine medal contenders owing to their strong performances in the recent past Since their Olympic qualification through winning the 2014 Asian Games gold by beatingarch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan Indian hockey has been on a positive trajectory Earlier that year they had clinched the Commonwealth silver losing to Australia in the final In the 2015Sultan Azlan Shah Cup India won the bronze after beating South Korea In the same event they won the silver the following year losing to Australia in the ultimate match The pattern was repeated at the 2016 Champions Trophy as well where India lost the final to Australia in June this year However this performance stood out as it was India’s firstever silver medal in the tournament’s history won in the penalty shootout after the team fought to maintain a 0-0 draw These performanceshave raised hopesfrom the new look unit However this also puts an added burden of expectations onthe relatively young team However there is alsoa certain depth ofexperience with seven players having been part of the2012 London squad–PR Sreejesh Sardar Singh? who on Centre Court on Wednesday wrote the final chapter in the Wimbledon fairytale of 772th-ranked Marcus Willis.

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29, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tushar Meshram | Published: May 22, before finally releasing on YouTube. Sunil Chettri barking orders from the touchline 57′ GOAL!Ranbir Kapoor scores for the All Stars the game has six goals now divided 4-2 in favour of All Hearts 49′ Penalty for All Stars Aniruddha Srikant takes it and SCORES tries to the dab while celebrating with Kohli not too succesful HALF TIME: All Starts 1-3 All Hearts Dhoni brace keeps the sports stars in front 41′ GOAL Anuruddha Srikant heads in from a Virat Kohli 39′ GOAL MS Dhoni on target once again 30′ Half an hour into the game rolling substitutions are a bit of a help as the players get some time to cool themselves off 25′ Ranbir Kapoor takes a shot from well outside the box the ball hits the crossbar and back into play All Hearts clear their lines 20′Abhishek Bachchan cheering his team from the touchline Not much he can do when his side is not able to get into the opposition box 17′Well the All Stars are pushing for a goal now but the sportsmen defend resolutely Doesn’t help that the All Stars wingers are not the greatest runners 12′The only real highlight so far for the All Stars would be Ranbir Kapoor nicking the ball off Virat Kohli and running towards goal 9′Well the All Hearts clearly have the upper hand here It seems Dhoni’s goal may have taken a deflection of a green shirt but the goal is his 5′ GOAL? 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If there is concrete proof ofviolation of any law by anyone,for last 25 years if his speeches are inspiring terrorists,and called for a fair inquiry into the charges against him However Shiv Sena had demanded his arrest and dismantlingof his TV network Written by Neha Kulkarni | Mumbai | Published: July 12 2017 3:27 am Motorman on girish chaurasia on duty on the memorial day of 7-11 train blasts in Mumbai Top News ELEVEN YEARS after the train bombing in the city on July 11 driving the local train has never been the same for motormen Memories of the incident which saw blasts being triggered in seven local trains continue to haunt them they claim Motormen — Sachin Singh (39) and Girish Chaurasia (49) — believe they were fortunate to be alive after their 557 pm Virar-bound local and 554 pm Borivali-bound train witnessed blasts near Matunga Road and Mahim railway stations respectively While the first class coaches (fourth coach from the motorman’s cabin) in both the trains were jolted after the explosions the shudder felt throughout the rake was massive they recall “Minutes before I took the train I was chatting with Girish We both took the trains with a difference of hardly few minutes It all went smooth till we heard the huge sound of the blast For some time it was difficult to understand what happened But after I stepped out of the local and looked behind I understood the horror” Sachin said Helping victims providing inputs of the status of the damage caused to the control room in railways guarding the train and sending emergency signals to the remaining motormen driving other trains were a few of the tasks they recall performing in succession after the blast They reached home only the next morning after things came under control “We were so preoccupied with the procedure and giving statements to the security officials that I had forgotten to inform my folks back at home about my safety I had received more than hundred calls at my residence asking for my well-being” Girish recalled “Humanity was seen at its greatest People rushed from neighbouring areas around railway stations to rush the victims to hospitals or offer medical aid In fact diamonds worth Rs 5 crore were also returned to one of the commuters who had lost it in the confusion” Sachin said The motormen said that they both were back on duty the day after the incident While the incident still haunts them while driving the train or passing by the stations they prefer to keep it to themselves “The following years life was tough for us Being present for court hearings recalling the accounts every time while assisting security officials formed some of our hardships I did not travel in first-class compartment for a long time after the incident” Sachin said The incident taught them what Mumbai’s lifeline meant for the city Resuming services within three hours after the blast people were back to using local trains the next day for the regular commute “The sensitivity towards the woes of others has increased While many die in front of us while trespassing or falling off the train providing aid to them through any way remains our aim” they said For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Published: May 29 2012 3:40 am Related News BJPs national executive reflects the growing influence of regional leaders Despite the general disenchantment with the Congress governmentthe countrys main opposition party has been unable to fill the vacuum Thishoweverwas not an issue that figured prominently in the partys recent national executive meet in Mumbai Trueparty veteran LK Advani raised the issuequestioning whether the BJP inspired confidence at a time when the stock of the ruling Congress has reached rock bottom IronicallyAdvani himself helped reinforce reports of infighting within the party by pointedly staying away from the traditional rally after the meet Embarrassed BJP spokespersons tried unsuccessfully to explain away Advanis absence Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sushma Swarajs early departureostensibly to attend a minor function in Ghaziabadonly added grist to the rumour millthat both leaders wanted to express their unhappiness with the way the path is being cleared for Nitin Gadkari to get a second consecutive term as party chief The discordant ending of the Mumbai meet was a blow for the harassed party president Gadkari had tried his best to bring together his warring flock He had finally succeeded in bringing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on boardat great personal cost He had to eat humble pie and ask RSS pracharak Sanjay Joshi to resign from the national executive Gadkari also had to make compromises to ensure the presence of Rajasthan leader Vasundhara Raje and Karnataka rebel BS Yeddyurappa But there is more to be gleaned from the Mumbai meet than the shifting fortunes of warring factions A noteworthy trend is the growing influence of the state leaderswho have earned their spurs winning support at the grassroots Also telling is the erosion of authority of the armchair central leaderssymbolised by party president Gadkari himself The emergence of Modi as the undoubted favourite of the cadres and a potential BJP candidate for the prime ministerial post in 2014 is significant Many assume that the RSS calls the shots in the party and it merely needs to crack its whip to impose discipline on the BJP But contrary to popular impressionthe relationship between the RSS and the BJP cannot be compared to that of a corporate headquarters handling a difficult subsidiary The RSS-BJP equation is symbioticinvolving give and take on both sides In factthe BJP likes to hold up its process of making decisions through discussion and compromise as genuine inner party democracyin comparison with the authoritarian style of the Congresswhere a diktat issued by 10 Janpath cannot be challenged The truthhoweverlies somewhere in between The decision to give Gadkari a second term was taken by the Sangh and the views of the BJP leadership and cadres were not taken One reason why the BJP is not in a position to oppose the RSS nomineealthough he has not exactly covered himself with gloryis that there is no broad agreement within the party on any alternative candidate The party president botched up badly in the Uttar Pradesh assembly electionswhere he personally took charge with Joshi as his deputy His decision to induct Babu Singh Kushwaha into the party and to back Yeddyurappa made a mockery of the BJPs anti-corruption plank He alienated Raje by giving the green signal for her RSS-supported rivalGulab Chand Katariato undertake a yatra In each caseGadkari eventually had to retreat Gadkaris most serious loss of face is the removal of Joshi from the national executive as a sop to Modiwho would otherwise have boycotted the meetalong with the entire Gujarat contingent The Gujarat chief minister has made his displeasure clear ever since September last yearwhen he launched his sadbhavna yatra in Ahmedabad The decision to yield to Modis demands and give him pride of place at the executive has nothing to do with the RSS Ratherit is in spite of the RSSwhich has never approved of Modis egocentric style and lack of team spirit Modi may be an old pracharak but the RSS high command has always been a trifle suspicious of him All the sameit could not ignore the sentiment of a majority of BJP workers Modi may have emerged as a frontrunnerbut given the way the party and the RSS functionthere is no certainty that he willin facteventually turn out to be the partys candidate for PM in 2014 The Gujarat assembly election later this year is not the only hurdle that Modi will face He needs to find acceptability among the NDA allies Apart from Bal Thackerayno NDA ally is interested in backing a polarisingdivisive figure who will alienate minority voters even if he enthuses the hardcore Hindutva brigade Closer to the datethe RSS could opt for a more pragmatic choice For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Saurabh Prashar | Chandigarh | Published: April 23 2017 9:07 am Top News MEMBERS OF the online fraudster gang which duped businessman Rajesh Singh a resident of Sector 23 of Rs 1007 lakh while posing as UK-based scientist Dr Samith Walter are Indians who were communicating with the victim through Facebook and WhatsApp calls cyber cell officials said The gang members including two Nigerians have also cheated a man in Bikaner Rajasthan using the same modus operandi One of them was arrested when he was about to withdraw some of the amount from a bank in Bikaner a few days back Sources in the cybercrime cell said “A picture of one of the members of the gang has been procured during the course of investigation It was shared with Rajasthan police The same picture was also given to officials of a bank in Bikaner in which gang members were operating their bank account As the member came to withdraw money he was nabbed and handed over to the local police” Inspector Harinder Singh Sekhon in charge of the cybercrime cell said “We have procured the production warrant against the arrested accused to bring them to Chandigarh This is a gang involving some Nigerians also who are residing in Delhi They cheated the people by using names of multinational companies based abroad” Sources said the fraudster who trapped Rajesh Singh a resident of Sector 23 through Facebook and WhatsApp calls on behalf of Dr Samith Walter was a Nigerian making calls from India Rajesh fell prey to the fraudsters when he accepted the FB friend request of one Dr Walter who claimed to be a scientist with a pharmaceutical multinational Britannia Pharmaceutical Ltd in London which needs herbal seeds from a Maharashtra-based company of Sharma for using in medicines to cure cancer and HIV Sharma which later turned out to be a fictitious identity was also a gang member The victim Rajesh Singh had deposited Rs 1007 lakh in two instalments in an account provided to him by Sharma For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsLondon: Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has apologised for an outspoken interview he gave ahead of the new Premier League season The England international risked angering the London club’s supporters by revealing on Thursday he wanted to "play up north" before his career was finished Tottenham’s Danny Rose in action Reuters He also appeared to question Spurs’ transfer policy saying he hoped a couple of "well-known players" would be joining the club soon The 27-year-old full-back also told The Sun newspaper on Thursday that "time is running out to win trophies" and that he had "one big contract left" adding: "I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth" But in a statement released by his agents Base Soccer on Friday the currently injured Rose said: "Having had time to consider my actions I acknowledge now that the timing and manner of what I said was ill-judged "My words were not meant to offend and for that I would like to apologise to the chairman manager my team-mates and the fans I’d also like to wish the lads good luck ahead of Sunday’s game against Newcastle" Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino welcomed Rose’s contrition "It was good for him (Rose) to apologise Now we move on" he said "I haven’t spoken to him today because he’s injured and is recovering from his problems "We have different timings and dynamics at the training ground I’m sure I’ll see him tomorrow "The player is calm and we’re calm I forgive him and now we move on" Pochettino added any disciplinary action was "in the club’s hands" but stressed how Rose remained a member of his first-team squad "Last summer he signed a five-year contract" the Argentinian said "It’s not a problem for myself He’s our player "Of course (he has a future) Nothing has changed in my vision or perception here The moment he apologised we moved on and it was the past" Rose born in the northern English county of Yorkshire has been linked with a move to Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea the Premier League champions as well as Manchester United However he told The Sun he had no desire to leave Spurs just yet Tottenham finished second in the Premier League last season after coming third in 2015 but they have yet to win a major trophy since Pochettino took charge in 2014 Melbourne: Fourth seed Elina Svitolina revealed she had been dealing with injury issues at the Australian Open after successfully negotiating a tricky second round match against Katerina Siniakova on Wednesday The Ukrainian conceded only her second set in seven matches this year but ultimately found a way past her Czech opponent 4-6 6-2 6-1 as the temperatures soared on Rod Laver Arena “It was very tough for me today” the 23-year-old said Elina Svitolina celebrates after defeating Katerina Siniakova during their second round match AP “I didn’t feel good and hopefully I can recover and be ready for next match I had some issues before the start of the (tournament) it was like big question that I‘m going to step on court for my first round” The next match will be against 15-year-old compatriot Marta Kostyuk the 521-ranked qualifier who doubled down on her maiden grand slam victory on Monday with a 6-3 7-5 win over local Olivia Rogowska on Wednesday “First time I heard about her when she won here” said Svitolina “It’s pretty cool that I‘m playing someone from my country It’s gonna be very exciting for me and hopefully I can be ready for that match” Svitolina had been firming as one of the favourites in a wide open race for the Melbourne Park crown after winning the Brisbane International warm-up event Her first set performance against Siniakova clearly sounded a warning to Svitolina about letting any kind of complacency creep into her head as she earned six break points but failed to convert a single one of them World No 59 Siniakova who also took Svitolina to three sets at the US Open last year really went for her shots hitting 11 winners and it was she who managed to get the upper hand in an arm-wrestle of a 50-minute set Svitolina finally got her first break at the eighth attempt to go 2-0 up in the second set Siniakova never gave up but was not the same threat after a seven-minute medical timeout in the second set and Svitolina claimed the victory with an unreturnable serve after two hours and 14 minutes “The second and third set was 6-2 6-1 but I felt like it was 7-6 in the third or 8-6 in the third” Svitolina “It was very tough for me today Not feeling great and was not focused on the right things” London: Rafael Nadal must have realised it wasn’t going to be his day at Wimbledon when he bashed his head against a door frame performing a warm-up leap on Court One as he prepared to face Gilles Muller on Monday Almost five hours later the great Spaniard was nursing a weighty dose of hurt pride as yet another Wimbledon campaign slipped away from him His dramatic 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13 fourth round defeat against Luxembourg’s 16th seed Muller was his fifth exit before the quarter-finals in his last five visits to the All England Club Spain’s Rafael Nadal leaves the court after losing to Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller AP It was a heartbreaking blow for Nadal who arrived at the tournament fresh from a record-setting 10th French Open title with genuine belief that he could capture a third Wimbledon title and a 16th career major Despite his disappointment and what appeared a valedictory wave to all corners of the shell-shocked court the 31-year-old insisted he will be back in 2018 "I never said I am not going to come back I want to come back because I want to play more times in the Centre Court" said Nadal Nadal feels he owes his fans a successful last hurrah at a tournament where he has also been runner-up on three occasions "Great feeling Great atmosphere I put everything on the court I played with all my passion The crowd normally appreciate that" said the 2008 and 2010 champion "Sorry for the crowd that were supporting me" World No 2 Nadal converted just two of 16 break points while Muller fired 30 aces and 95 winners Muller mulls over revival Muller’s reward is a first Wimbledon quarter-final appearance against former US Open champion Marin Cilic In a pulsating final set which stretched to 95 minutes Nadal saved two match points in 10th game and two more in the 20th In between Muller had to fight off a break point in the 13th game and four more in the 19th Nadal was always chasing the score and he finally cracked in the 28th game of the decider when he went long with a return "I lost in the fourth round That’s not the result that I was expecting" added the Mallorcan who had reached the last-16 without dropping a set "It’s true that I played some good matches but the same time is true that I didn’t want to lose that match "So it is tough to analyse that in a positive way right now I played better than other years true At the same time I was ready for important things so I lost an opportunity" For late-bloomer Muller Monday’s sensational win ended a 22-match losing streak against top-five players It also came four years after his ranking nosedived to 366 in the world as he battled a potentially career-ending elbow injury "I’ve been able to play full seasons now for the last three or four years" he said "The last injury I had was probably the best thing that ever happened to me Because I had problems with my elbow I wasn’t able to touch a racquet "I was able to work out physically I got myself into the best shape I ever was Since 2014 when I came back I’m able to play full seasons without any breaks during the season "I have a lot of confidence in my body now which I didn’t do before" Narsingh Yadav’s Olympic dream was shattered a mere 12 hours before he was scheduled to start his campaign in Rio in the men’s 74 kg freestyle category wrestling event The ad hoc division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at the Rio Olympic Gameson Thursdayset aside the decision of the Indian Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) – that had exonerated the wrestler of doping charges – and slapped a four-year ban on him ending days of speculations and expectations Understandably the Mumbai-based wrestler was left devastated by the development To have overcome the trauma of a selection controversy back home and then the doping charge and days of suspense in itself must have been completely demoralising and shattering for someone preparing for an Olympics The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) which stood by him throughout this ordeal and his promoters JSW Sports have come out in support as was to be expected and stated that they would pursue further avenues to get Yadav justice File photo of Narsingh Yadav Reuters The immediate avenue and perhaps the only one left could be the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) Since CAS is based in Switzerland the Swiss law will apply to its proceedings and verdicts and the SFT has a limited even if crucial role to play when it comes to ruling on legal matters The SFT is however not another appeal avenue for athletes or parties involved in a dispute to approach Parties cannot expect to debate the merits of a case before the tribunal The CAS ad hoc division rules clearly state: “Article 21 Enforceability; no Remedies: “The decision is enforceable immediately It shall be final and binding upon the parties subject to recourse available in certain circumstances pursuant to Swiss Lawwithin 30 daysfrom the notification of the original decision It may not be challenged by way of an action for setting aside to the extent that the parties have no domicile habitual residence or business establishment in Switzerland and that they have expressly excluded all setting aside proceedings in the arbitration agreement or in a subsequent agreement in particular at the outset of the arbitration” In anti-doping proceedings there is only one opportunity for an athlete to appeal either at the national level or at the international level WADA has two while international federations depending on a particular federation’s rules may also have two appeals available Athletes are not supposed to approach civil courts especially when CAS has disposed of a petition Yet there have been cases where athletes have approached courts of their respective countries The German speed skater Claudia Pechstein’s litigation against the International Skating Union (ISU) is a case in point The case that dragged on from 2009 was finally disposed of by the German Supreme Court last June The highest German court ruled that Pechstein had received a fair trial at CAS Pechstein’s case was a first in Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) that penalises athletes for abnormal variations in their blood values suggestive of doping She received a two-year suspension which she served but later took ISU to courts for loss of earnings One of the lower German courts ruled in her favour and was also critical of the composition of CAS That ruling paved the way for Pechstein to seek damages from the ISU The German Supreme Court has since overturned that ruling Peschstein has not given up though She may approach the German Constitutional Court while she has another petition pending before the European Court of Human Rights in France Back to Yadav’s case Understandably there is disappointment in India that a wrestler who was tipped to be a potential medal winner in the Olympics has been barred from participation at the eleventh hour Narsingh Yadav’s supporters and the WFI are convinced that there had been “sabotage” as alleged by him from the very start The question arises however whether ‘sabotage’ had been proved in the present case and whether the CAS panel was convinced that it was proved as explained perhaps in the judgment given by the ADDP of India The CAS press release stated: “The CAS Panel did not accept the argument of the athlete that he was the victim of sabotage and noted that there was no evidence that he bore no fault nor that the anti-doping rule violation was not intentional Therefore the standard 4-year period of ineligibility was imposed by the Panel” Since NADA has refused to make public the order of the ADDP there has only been speculation about the grounds on which the disciplinary panel headed by Mr Sanjay Mani Tripathi had exonerated Yadav What has been known is the fact that the panel which concluded its hearing proceedings on July 28 extended its deliberations by two more days while examining witnesses apparently without the knowledge of the NADA Counsel Mr Gaurang Kanth That procedure without the NADA counsel available for cross-examination of the witnesses might have been much against conventions and legal practices We however do not know whether the witnesses provided any fresh clues about the “contamination” of the amino drink as alleged by Yadav or whether they only reiterated the incident of an intruder weeks before the 25 June test on Yadav A cursory reading of the CAS release (CAS could be releasing the order of the ad hoc division as and when it is available) suggests that the wrestler was not able to prove that ‘sabotage’ had occurred and that that was the reason the banned substance a steroid had entered his body It also suggests that the ADDP had not been able to provide an explanation as to how it came to any conclusion regarding the entry of the banned substance in the athlete’s body This is a pre-requisite to gain any lenient sanction under the rules The Indian contingent chef de mission’s contention that WADA’s appeal had come late would not hold water WADA had 21 days after receiving the relevant files from NADA to appeal Let’s say a period of at least 25 days presuming that NADA would have fulfilled the requirementswithin four daysof the order being issued In practice WADA appealed within a fortnight looking at the urgency of the matter Was IOA and the WFI caught napping when the appeal was filed Did they not visualize the need to have a lawyer in Rio just in case such a situation arose The IOA Secretary-General Mr Rajeev Mehta handling matters there suggested that the IOA could not arrange for a lawyer at short notice Yadav’s lawyer Vidushpat Singhania has gone on record that he did not have time to complete his visa formalities to undertake the journey to Rio He thus chose to attend a tele-conference The CAS ad hoc division rules stipulate that a case would be disposed ofwithin 24 hoursof an appeal being submitted File picture of Narsingh Yadav AFP The case could have been heard afresh had the parties so sought But it doesn’t seem that there was anything new to submit and CAS was asked to sift through fresh evidence In such cases CAS normally goes through the arguments made out in the first panel’s order and the rebuttal of the appealing party apart from giving the athlete the chance to reply to WADA’s contentions Had IOA and WFI sought more time from CAS to present fresh evidence it was possible CAS would have re-imposed the provisional suspension on Yadav thereby preventing his Olympic participation Whether fresh evidence at this stage which is being talked about could be of use for a possible review petition before CAS is debatable In any case Yadav’s ambition of competing in the Olympics has been ruined beyond repair Yadav has stated that he wants to prove his innocence The WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has reiterated his demand that a CBI enquiry be held Could Yadav have been spared the agony It might have been possible had all the agencies including the ADDP – which is supposed to be an independent body – NADA the government WFI and the IOA had acted in unison from the start and weighed the pros and cons of giving a “clean chit” based on just a ‘sabotage’ theory that was bound to be challenged by WADA The “no fault or negligence” (Article 104) argument has rarely been proved in anti-doping cases Unless an instance of an unconscious athlete having been administered a prohibited substance in a hospital in an emergency situation comes about it is extremely difficult to establish that a banned substance has entered one’s body without one’s knowledge Even if ‘sabotage’ might have occurred the rules demand that such a crime should have been committed by a “competitor” This is the most difficult part in any argument put up by the defence “Contamination” of a supplement that is being consumed by an athlete is easier to prove if laboratory tests prove that it was contaminated by the substance in question Yadav’s lot of supplements did not return a “positive” though the wrestler’s camp had initially backed the theory The role of NADA in the Yadav episode should come into focus in the coming months when WADA reviews its performance through these past few months Why did it not inform its counsel to at least come and make an attempt to cross-examine the witnesses which was his right The cooks from the SAI Centre in Sonepat were called by the panel for an extended hearing procedure that was unknown to the NADA counsel NADA knew of the witnesses being brought from Sonepat because it sought for those witnesses possibly at the request of the panel There is a need to bring panel members up to date with rules case law in general and CAS rulings in particular There is also a critical need to be more transparent in the functioning of NADA especially with regard to making available orders of the panels to the media It was denied in the Yadav case for no apparent reason and the media was kept away from the proceedings for the first time since NADA’s inception in 2009 Having said that there is also a dire need to keep ‘confidential’ certain information within NADA instead of discussing ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ reports with the Press or revealing advisories from the WADA for target-testing a particular athlete Unlike the argument put forward by some there is no necessity for criminal investigations to be completed in such cases for hearing panels to give their verdict in case a plea of “sabotage” has been put forward by an athlete Such a procedure might mean months and years of wait which athletes can ill afford Just to set the record straight since this topic keeps coming up with monotonous regularity in various debates contrary to popular perception just because weightlifting wrestling boxing judo etc are weight-specific sports there is nothing that suggests that use of steroids that increase muscle bulk and thereby weight may not be prevalent in these sports Quite the contrary steroids continue to remain the leading substance in all frontline Olympic sports including weight-limit sports In 2014 wrestling had 60 adverse analytical findings (AAFs) from 5154 samples (urine and blood) Out of this 40 were for anabolic agents (steroids and other similar substances) while 15 were for diuretics and other masking agents Diuretics are used to mask the presence of banned substances apart from helping in weight reduction through increased urination That year weightlifting had 169 AAFs from 8806 tests and of that 151 were positive for steroids while 32 were for diuretics and other masking agents Boxing in 2014 according to WADA statistics reported 55 AAFs out of 4258 tests out of which 27 were for steroids Judo had 20 positive tests for steroids out of 40 AAFs the same year Athletes reduce weight through the use of diuretics which can be dangerous from the point of view of anti-doping measures as well as health lower intake of certain food items extra exercises and less consumption of water etc Ideally all this should be done under medical supervisiondecided to hand over the land to the Government of India free of cost. 2013 1:51 am Related News The state government has completed the procedure of acquiring land for the proposed AIIMS-like medical institute to be established in Congress president Sonia Gandhi?

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