NEWCASTLE, England — Newcastle hired Steve Bruce to replace Rafael Benitez as its manager on Wednesday amid fan unrest at the lack of spending and ambition at the Premier League club under much-criticized owner Mike Ashley.Bruce, the former Manchester United defender, takes charge of his boyhood club after leaving his job at second-tier Sheffield Wednesday. He is the 10th permanent manager under Ashley’s troubled ownership that began in 2007.It is being widely viewed as an uninspiring appointment, with the 58-year-old Bruce having been relegated twice from the Premier League — with Birmingham in 2006 and Hull in 2015. He has a win percentage in the top flight of 28%, though has experience of managing more than 900 competitive matches in a 21-year coaching career.“There is a huge challenge ahead of us,” said Bruce, who has signed a three-year deal, “but it’s one that my staff and I are ready for. We’ll roll our sleeves up and we’ll be giving it everything from the off to ensure supporters have a successful team that they can be proud of.” Yet Newcastle supporters are still angry that Ashley didn’t reach an agreement to extend the contract of Benitez, who left last month after more than 3½ years in charge saying the club “did not share his vision.” Benitez has since taken over at Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.Benitez couldn’t stop Newcastle being relegated when he joined in March 2016, but helped the team immediately bounce back into the Premier League the following season. Finishing 10th and 13th in the last two seasons cemented Newcastle’s place in the top flight.Bruce could face a tough first season because Newcastle will not have its two starting strikers from last season, Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez. Rondon, who was only on loan from West Bromwich Albion, hasn’t been signed on a full-time deal, while Perez has moved to Leicester.Bruce and his staff are due to fly out to meet up with Newcastle’s players in China, where the team is playing in a pre-season tournament.Sheffield Wednesday said it was “disappointed to learn via (a) public statement issued by Newcastle” that Bruce and his staff had been hired, and that there remained “outstanding legal issues to be resolved.”TweetPinShare0 Shares
Cristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo, Messi, Pogba and… Eddie Thomas!? UEFA kick off #EqualGame campaign Goal 22:22 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy UEFA Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Paul Pogba Videos UEFA are working with some of the biggest names in the game to kick off their campaign to promote inclusion, diversity and accessibility in football When one thinks of football across Europe, he or she immediately thinks of stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba strutting their stuff on stages like the UEFA Champions League. But football doesn’t only live in the spotlight. It lives in streets and towns; it lives in people’s hearts and their blood. Eddie Thomas from Merthyr in Wales embodies that. A footballer all his life and a former Welsh veteran’s representative, the retired 66-year-old has turned to walking football to stay active and satisfy his unwavering love for the game. Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina “I think I had two sessions of walking football” said Eddie of his introduction to the format. “I loved it. I’ve hardly missed a session since.”Walking football is just one strand of the game UEFA is promoting with its #EqualGame campaign, drawing attention to the diversity and accessibility of the sport. “During the course of my career, our beloved sport has taught me many things, but above all it’s shown me that football really is a universal game that is accessible to all, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation and religious beliefs,” said Lionel Messi to UEFA. Eddie would agree. For more information on the initiative, visit EqualGame.com.
India Today Web Desk New YorkSeptember 9, 2019UPDATED: September 9, 2019 07:31 IST Nadal claimed his fourth U.S. Open crown. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNadal termed this night as one of the most emotional ones of his tennis careerNadal became the second oldest U.S. Open champion in the professional era behind Australian Ken RosewallNadal is now only one major trophy behind Roger Federer for the most by a man in tennis historyRafael Nadal, who battled past an inspired Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 in a thrilling final to claim his fourth U.S. Open crown, termed this night as one of the most emotional ones of his tennis career and also thanked the audience for their support.Already the King of Clay, the Spaniard has been a master of the Flushing Meadows hard courts this New York fortnight but he had to dig mighty deep to beat the Russian and bring his Grand Slam career tally to 19, just one behind Swiss Federer.The 33-year-old lefthander became the second oldest U.S. Open champion in the professional era behind Australian Ken Rosewall, who was 35 when he lifted the title in 1970.US Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final, Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev: Highlights | Report”This has been an amazing final.”First word that I have is to Daniil. His summer is one of the best summers I’ve ever seen since I’ve been playing.”Tonight, everybody saw why he is the number four player in the world at just 23 years old. Many congratulations for everything. The way that he was able to fight, to change the rhythm of the match was just incredible. All the very best for the future, I am sure you will have many more chances to win here.”It has been one of the most emotional nights of my tennis career. Thank you very, very much, everybody in this stadium. It’s been amazing energy during both weeks. I think there isn’t another stadium in the world that is more energetic than this one so many thanks for everything.”advertisement”This victory means a lot, especially the way the match became so difficult, so tough.” “The nerves were so high after having the match under control. It was a crazy match.”I don’t know. I’m just emotional.”Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Rafael NadalFollow US OpenFollow 19th Grand Slam title One of the most emotional nights of my career: Rafael Nadal on winning 19th Grand Slam titleRafael Nadal held off a strong comeback bid to win his 19th Grand Slam title by edging Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in a thrilling U.S. Open final that lasted nearly five hours.advertisement Next
Brandy is an often-overlooked liquor. Many people shy away from brandies due to their strong flavor and reputation as an “old man’s drink.” However, we here at The Manual (specifically this writer) have been known to enjoy a glass of brandy after a good meal—very often with a cigar in hand.The Manual wanted to brush up on our brandy knowledge, so we reached out to Vincent Boulard, the fifth generation head of Calvados Boulard—one of the oldest and finest brandy distillers in the world. Mr. Boulard taught us a lot of things, but one of the most interesting pieces of information he relayed is that brandies are becoming an active part of the cocktail community—even going so far as to be served with tonic or simply over ice. It all depends on the age, and Calvados Boulard offers a wide range of brandies that can fit any occasion.Our conversation with the distinguished Mr. Boulard is below.Can you explain how you were first introduced to the brandy business? Was it something you were immediately part of?I am the fifth generation of the Boulard family, the owners of Calvados Pays d’Auge Boulard. Pierre-Auguste Boulard founded the distillery in 1825. So I was basically cradled in the brandy-making business. My grandfather and father became export leaders throughout the world in the 1930s. In 1985, Pierre Boulard, my father, chose me to develop the foreign sales and bring a new direction to the company. I quickly focused on enhancing relationships with partners to enter new markets. Today, sales of Calvados Boulard sales reach 86% of the global market.What is the history of apple farming in Normandy? Why is Calvados Boulard brandy distilled from cider?It’s a bit complicated actually. Some historians say that the origins of cider in France and Normandy date back to the 6th century when it was used as a drink in the Court of Sainte Radegonde. Others say that the true origins were in the 11th century when new varieties were brought by sea from Spain—specifically the Basque country or “Biscay”. In the 12th century, the French monks extended and improved the culture of apple trees. But it is mainly between the 17th and 20th centuries that production of Normandy cider really expanded.What varieties of apples are used when making the brandy? The cider makers use small apples with great aromatic intensity. There are hundreds of varieties in Normandy, but they are broken up into four categories: bitter sweet, sweet, bitter and tart. The bitter apples include Domaine and Mettais, while tart apples include Rambault and Rene Martin. Unlike wine that can be made by a single grape variety, Calvados needs the range of tastes and aromas found in different varieties of apple.What makes the apple flavors from the region stand out in a distilled brandy?Well, right away there is the strong apple aroma. But the cider also brings floral scents and an overall roundness to the brandy’s flavor. After the aging process in the small French oak barrels, the freshly distilled brandy comes with very complex aromas.How difficult/how long does it take to develop the range of brandies that Calvados Boulard offers? Creating a new batch of Calvados can take from one to seven years depending on the project. The blend of different aromas is always a long process in order to achieve something new and exciting. In fact, the cellar master always works from a huge pallet of different batches according to his intuition. The best comparison I can think of is how an Impressionist painter works to harmonize different colors. They have to trust themselves and remain patient.How should one ideally drink a glass of Calvados Boulard? How should it be served?The age of our brandies spans from two years or older (Fine or V.S) to three years or older (Vieux or Reserve), four years or older (V.O or V.S.O.P) and even six years or older (Extra, X.O or Très Vieux). One of our older brandies is the perfect drink for special occasions. These are brandies that have been in the barrel for ten or twenty years. Time has done its work. You should drink one of these brandies at the end of a meal in a tulip glass, which is ideal for concentrating its aromas. Ideally, you’d have a glass after drinking some good coffee, along with a square of black chocolate or a nice cigar.For a less laid back occasion, a two or three-year-old Calvados will do the trick. “Nouvelle Vogue” Calvados are brandies that can be sipped a little more casually—over ice, with tonic or mixed in cocktails. There are very strong aromas of fresh apples in this brandy, so they are good for aperitifs or receptions.What kind of pairings do you recommend with a glass of Calvados Boulard? Is there a dinner or dessert pairing you think works best?Well, brandy is a key ingredient in Norman cuisine. It is used in marinades, for flambéing, deglazing, or added at the end of cooking. Calvados brings its rich flavor to sauces, pâtés and desserts.A Calvados V.S.OP. matches perfectly with cured fishes such as salmon and halibut; a Calvados XO with smoked salmon or with cheese such as brie. And all ages of Calvados go well with dishes using butter and cream. The creamy texture of Norman cheeses (Livarot or Camembert) or sweet desserts (apple tart, rice pudding, crème brûlée, tiramisu) tone down the brandy’s liveliness and heighten its fruit flavor.Calvados can be drunk with an entire meal, a few small sips are enough to allure the palate and bring out the flavour of many dishes.It’s excellent in meat dishes (roast pork with apples, leg of lamb, duckling with honey), seafood (skate, trout with almonds, scallops) and also alongside a fruit plate filled with apples and pears (obviously), peaches, prunes, grapes and apricots. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Drinks to Pair With Your Favorite Food Shows Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider The Best American Liqueur All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Government is undertaking an “unprecedented level of work” in the upgrading of school plants. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says the Government is undertaking an “unprecedented level of work” in the upgrading of school plants.He said that just over 400 educational institutions have benefited from major repairs or expansion over the past two and a half years.The scope of works, which include building of new classrooms, repair and upgrading of canteens, has enabled several institutions to transition to single shift.“There are so many activities to be done, because the need was so great, and I was insistent that we must push the resources, push the programme because schools were asking for a lot of assistance,” he noted.“We have had to ask some schools to take on some of their own procurement and management of projects,” he added.Minister Reid was delivering the keynote address at the official opening of a learning centre at the Rock River Primary School in Clarendon on January 29.The $10 million facility was built by the Japanese Government in partnership with the Rock River Foundation.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (centre), and Japan’s Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki (right), point to the plaque dedicating the learning centre at the Rock River Primary School in Clarendon, at the official opening of the facility on January 29. Looking on at left is Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. Story Highlights He said that just over 400 educational institutions have benefited from major repairs or expansion over the past two and a half years. The scope of works, which include building of new classrooms, repair and upgrading of canteens, has enabled several institutions to transition to single shift. It includes a library and computer room equipped with computer terminals, laptops, multimedia projector, teaching equipment and learning aids, and will benefit the students and the wider community.Minister Reid hailed the partnership to construct the learning centre and the continued investment by Japan in Jamaica’s education sector.For his part, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., welcomed the new facility, which he noted, will benefit the entire Rock River community.Meanwhile, Japan’s Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki, noted that the project is part of the Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security initiative, which provides grants for community development projects across various sectors.He said that his Government is committed to investing in education in order to empower people “so that they can lead sustainable lives and livelihoods.”
TORONTO – Ontario’s outgoing Liberals made a pitch to hold on to official party status Friday as they entered a period of extreme uncertainty in the wake of an election that took them from a majority government to a mere seven seats.Kathleen Wynne, who stepped down as Liberal leader after the party’s dramatic downfall, said she hopes premier-designate Doug Ford will change the rules to grant the designation, which currently requires eight seats in the legislature.“I think it’s important,” she said. “I hope that Mr. Ford will agree.”Ford only said he would talk to his team about the issue in the days and weeks to come.Being a recognized party in the legislature allows parties to have an office for their leader and access resources such as research assistance, but the threshold required for the designation can be changed by legislators, as has been in the past.The loss of that status is “one more indignity” to the Liberals as they try to rebuild following a devastating defeat that propelled the Progressive Conservatives to power for the first time in 15 years and elevated the New Democrats to the official Opposition, said Jonathan Malloy, a political science professor at Carleton University.“They’ve been laid lower than they’ve ever been before, (their loss) is not the single worst disaster for a major political party in Canada but it ranks up there,” he said.“I absolutely think the Ontario Liberal party is coming back, I have no doubt about that but it’s going to be a long road for them … they’re going to need some time to lick their wounds, to retool, to identify a new leadership.”The party will face financial challenges, both in and out of the legislature, which the loss of party status will aggravate, he said. The legislative assembly’s internal economy board sets aside funds each year to be distributed among official parties.It’s unlikely the NDP would support loosening the rules around party status considering they were denied a similar reprieve under the Liberals in 2003, Malloy said.New Democrats were granted some accommodations at the time, including some funding, and earned party status the following year when leader Andrea Horwath won a byelection.“I don’t really see why the NDP would want to give anything to the Liberals now…memories are long in politics,” Malloy said.Horwath was pressed on the issue Friday and would only say that the decision was Ford’s to make. “The people gave the Liberals seven seats, that’s what they have in the legislature and that’s what they’re going to have to deal with,” she said.The Liberals, who had faced voter anger over rising hydro bills and questionable government spending among other issues, said they would weigh their next steps. Asked how long she believes the party will need to recover, Wynne said regardless of the timeline, the work must begin now.“We need to reconnect with each other now that the election is over and with our communities and use that same capacity that we have had for many, many years to rebuild,” she said. “I can’t tell you how long that’s going to take but our target is four years.”The party’s president, Brian Johns, said the process to select an interim leader from the seven caucus members was underway, though he declined to say how long it would take or when the party would begin looking for a permanent successor to Wynne.Former Liberal cabinet minister John Milloy, now an assistant professor of public ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, said the last thing the party should do is rush to select a permanent leader.People are exhausted and resources are thin following the campaign, he said, and the party would do better to bide its time.“I would think that they’d want to consolidate, get their feet under them, figure out how they’re going to operate in the legislature,” he said.“I could see them choosing … the middle option — someone who’s going to carry the ball for a while and then you sort of have a convention closer to the next election, in a couple of years, where you could actually showcase someone.”While it’s too early to name contenders to lead the Liberals into the next election, the party has several options to hold the fort before then, he said.If the Liberals want a “seasoned hand” to act as the party’s caretaker, legislator Michael Gravelle would be a good choice and is respected within the party, he said. Or they could pick among their younger legislators if they want a fresh face who may eventually seek to take up the mantle permanently, he said.Either way, the party will need to be creative to shore up excitement on a shoestring budget, he said, noting the upcoming federal election will provide an opportunity to capitalize on the federal party’s brand and keep Liberal flames alive.The Tory majority could play in the party’s favour if the new government proves ineffective or starts making mistakes, he added.“But the biggest challenge that I think the provincial Liberals have is they’re going to have to differentiate themselves from the New Democratic Party and I think quite frankly that was one of the issues (in the election).”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said John Milloy was a professor of public ethics at Wilfrid Laurier University.
The departures of the Chief Military Officer and Senior Police Adviser are part of the Mission’s liquidation phase, which includes the withdrawal of its military and police personnel.It follows the Security Council’s lack of agreement to renew the Mission’s mandate, which led to UNOMIG effectively ceasing its functions in mid-June.“According to the drawdown plan, all civilian staff will also be leaving in the near future, with the goal being to completely close the Mission by November 2009,” UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters. For nearly 16 years, UNOMIG was entrusted with overseeing the ceasefire accord between the Government and Abkhaz separatists in the country’s north-western region.It had no jurisdiction in nearby South Ossetia, the scene of fighting last August which pitted Georgia against separatists and their Russian allies.Ms. Montas also reported that the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Johan Verbeke, chaired the first meeting, under UN auspices, of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism yesterday.The purpose of the Mechanism, she said, is to bring together the Georgians, Abkhaz and Russians, as well as representatives from the UN and European Union, on a periodic basis to discuss security matters.At yesterday’s meeting, held in the town of Gali, it was agreed to set up a “hotline” to prevent future incidents. Participants also agreed to meet on a bi-weekly basis, and the next meeting is scheduled to be held in Gali under UN auspices on 28 July. 15 July 2009The top military and police officials serving with the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) – which ceased its functions last month – have now left what was formerly their area of operation, a spokesperson for the world body announced today.
Joint opposition Parliamentarian Prasanna Ranaweera and several others, who had been arrested over a recent protest in Hambantota, were today ordered to be further remanded until November 13.Prasanna Ranaweera was arrested together with Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa after the protest. However Namal Rajapaksa was released on bail earlier while Ranaweera and several others were remanded. (Colombo Gazette)
“The Secretary-General and his representatives in the region have repeatedly called on the Government of Israel to respect the inviolability of UN institutions and installations, and in particular, to refrain from any activities that endanger the lives and safety of those who are lawfully on the premises, especially children,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said in a statement.Yesterday 55-year-old Said al-Madhoun was shot and killed on the grounds of a Preparatory School in Khan Younis run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In addition, an UNRWA contractor was also shot and seriously wounded Monday while working in a UN warehouse in Rafah.Last week a 10-year-old girl died from injuries suffered earlier this month when a bullet from the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) struck her in the head while she was at her desk at a UNRWA-run school in Gaza.
In the last match of Group D, Denmark beat Poland 31:27. The victory hands the Danes second place in the group table, while Poland takes third place.Denmark had a wonderful start – Poles hardly could break through Danish defence and Landin was saving every ball thrown in his direction. Coach Biegler needed only 3 minutes to call for a time-out. What is more, even though Lijewski started the game on the court, he needed to come off after 2 minutes of chaotic and fast playing. Denmark gained 3:0 lead and Poland waited 7 minutes to score their first goal, which was penalty throw anyway. Polish efficiency was terrible but they started coming back and in 15. minute Rojewski equalized at 6:6. They even had a chance to take the lead but they wasted a fastbreak. The game was tight for more or less 20 minutes; terrible attack of Poland gave Denmark a chance to get ahead and they finished the first half leading 16:12.In the second half Poles took the brighter start by cutting the gap by two goals (16:14); it turned out to be a one-time burst because right after that a few of their losses, misses and attacking fouls were used by their rivals and after 40 minutes Denmark had 7-goal-advantage (22:15). Poles weren’t backed much by their goalkeepers while Landin seemed to be in quite fine form. They improved their attack and in the end reduced the gap a little – Denmark won by 4 goals.In the next phase Denmark is going to face Iceland, and Poland is going to play against Sweden. In the other games of the group Germany had no problem with gaining next 2 points – they beat Saudi Arabia 36:19 and take first place. Russia lost to Argentina 27:30 which means that Argentina is playing in the next phase while Russia is out.STANDINGS:Germany 9Denmark 8Poland 6Argentina 5Russia 2Saudi Arabia 0Eighth final pairs:Germany – EgyptDenmark – IcelandPoland – SwedenArgentina – FranceMARTYNA USNARSKA ← Previous Story PHOTO: Bored Macedonian fans celebrate new victory against Austria Next Story → Qatar 2015 – Knock-out stage starts on Sunday
St Patrick’s Athletic 5Derry City 2CHRISTY FAGAN’S HAT-TRICK helped St Patrick’s Athletic get back to winning ways tonight in Inchicore as the Champions beat Derry City 5-2.The striker, who has now scored 12 league goals, was in superb form, and he was aided by Chris Forrester, who continued to make the game look effortless.The midfielder showed his full range of skills throughout the night, beginning with a brilliant run and pass to Fagan for the opening goal.On the penalty spot, the striker cushioned Forrester’s pass and turned brilliantly to find the bottom corner for his 10th goal of the season after just eight minutes.The pressure continued from the Champions, and when Keith Fahey caught Michael Duffy in possession, the former Republic of Ireland International immediately set his sights on goal.He eventually squared his pass to Fagan, and although Ryan McBride intervened on the line, he could not stop Fagan’s shot from crossing the line after 20 minutes.The slack Derry defending offered Peter Hutton little respite in the City dugout, and three minutes later it was 3-0. Conan Byrne, unmarked from a Killian Brenan corner-kick, headed past Doherty.When City did make advances on Brendan Clarke’s goal some neat play from Dean Jarvis, Patrick McEleney and Barry McNamee resulted in the latter forcing the Pat’s net-minder into a smart save low to his left.Those flourishes forward were few and far between though, and four minutes after the restart Sean Hoare had the ball in the back of the Derry net for his first league goal.Forrester went down under a challenge from Shane McEleney, and Killian Brennan delivered an inviting ball to the back post for the young defender to head in. Roddy Collins was on commentary duty tonight. We’re sure he enjoyed it. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOA noticeable drop in the intensity of the contest on the hour mark, and some improved passing from Derry, then resulted in a clinical strike from Michael Duffy.Derry’s top scorer was allowed to advance forward from midfield, and he effortlessly placed the ball inside the far post for his fourth of the season.However, the mistakes that had littered Derry’s first half performance returned after that, and Fagan was gifted his hat-trick when he intercepted a poor pass from Doherty to shoot into an empty net.With mistakes being something of a trend in the game, Lee Lynch’s poor pass deep in his own half to Derry’s Barry McNamee then handed him the opportunity to slide the ball across to Rory Patterson, and he converted with ease to make it 5-2 late on.ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC: Clarke, O’Brien (c), Hoare, Browne, Bermingham, Byrne, Fahey, Chambers (McCormack 79), Brennan, Forrester (Lynch 75), Fagan (Quigley 75).Substitutes: Gilmartin, Bolger, Quigley, Fitzgerald, Lynch, Kavanagh, McCormack.DERRY CITY: Doherty, Jarvis, Molloy (c), McBride, McEleney, McNamee, Ventre (McGovern 64), McEleney (Foy 90), Patterson (Boyle 86), Duffy, Barry.Substitutes: Lynch, Collins, Boyle, Tracey, McGovern, McNamee, Curran.
Pope Francis wants to stop ‘a world war in parts’ over North Korea The Pontiff says the international community needs to sit down. By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Pope Francis speaks on board his flight from Cairo to Rome. Image: AP/PA Images Short URL 7,855 Views http://jrnl.ie/3366462 Pope Francis speaks on board his flight from Cairo to Rome. 38 Comments Sunday 30 Apr 2017, 8:05 AM POPE FRANCIS HAS called for negotiations to resolve tensions surrounding North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.Speaking on board the papal plane on his way back from a two-day visit to Egypt, the pontiff said there was a need for “negotiations with a view to a diplomatic solution”.“There are plenty of mediators in the world who are putting themselves forward. Norway, for example which is ready to help,” he said.Reprising his theme of “world war in parts”, Pope Francis said that these were “concentrated at points that were already hot. In Korea, today, it seems that things are becoming too heated.”North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile yesterday in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons ambitions.The latest launch, which South Korea said was a failure, came just hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the UN Security Council of “catastrophic consequences” if the international community — most notably China — failed to pressure the North into abandoning its weapons programme.Read: North Korea fires another missile, Trump tweets his anger >Read: North Korea reportedly test-fires another ballistic missile > Image: AP/PA Images Share Tweet Email Apr 30th 2017, 8:05 AM
Apollo 17 : une dernière mission inoubliable vers la LuneLes internautes ne se lassent pas de voir les images d’Apollo 17. La vidéo des astronautes sautillant sur la Lune, en chanson, a refait surface. C’était pourtant il y a 40 ans…Alors que la NASA vient tout juste de fêter les 50 ans du premier vol orbital américain, c’est un tout autre souvenir qui a refait surface sur le net cette semaine : la vidéo déjà bien connue de la mission Apollo 17, celle qui a mené pour la sixième et dernière fois des astronautes sur la Lune. C’est le 7 décembre 1972 que la fusée Saturn V s’est envolée depuis la Floride emportant à son bord Harrison Schmitt, Gene Cernan et Ronald Evans.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreD’une durée totale de douze jours, le voyage a permis à l’équipe d’atterrir sur la Lune et d’y rester pendant trois jours, faisant trois sorties. Au final, les astronautes ont ainsi pu passer pas moins de 22 heures à la surface du satellite, soit plus qu’au cours des précédentes missions Apollo. Et si les sorties avaient pour but de réaliser quelques expériences, les astronautes en ont retiré une grande joie ! Comme peut en témoigner la vidéo souvenir qui montrent deux d’entre eux, Harrison”Jack”Schmittet Eugene Cernan, fouler la Lune en sautillant et en chantonnant le refrain devenu célèbre de “The fountain in the Park”. C’est la dernière fois que des hommes ont marché sur la Lune, ce qui leur a permis d’ailleurs de collecter pas moins de 110 kilogrammes de roches lunaires et de parcourir près de 30 kilomètres à la surface perturbée du satellite. Découvrez ces astronautes sautillant en vidéo sur MaxisciencesLe 25 février 2012 à 11:10 • Maxime Lambert
MIAMI (WSVN) – Take heart, South Florida, hundreds of residents care about raising heart disease awareness.More than 750 people laced up their sneakers and hit the pavement at Museum Park in Downtown Miami, Sunday morning, to take part in the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk.The event aimed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living while raising money for heart disease awareness. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “Life is why we walk for a healthier heart.” Our very own Joe Natoli, chief administration officer, served as the 2017 #MiamiHeartWalk chair and led participants, donors and volunteers who accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. #LoveYourHeartMore pic.twitter.com/88AKcPF1Br— Baptist Health S FL (@BaptistHealthSF) November 19, 2017The Miami-Dade chair of Heart Walk, Joe Natoli, expressed his gratitude about the outpouring of support from the community. “I’m just so grateful for everybody who came out this morning,” he said. “There were several thousand people who came to Miami, to Downtown, to Museum Park — which was just such a spectacular location — to do good for our community, and for their neighbors and their relatives, and I just want to thank everybody very much, especially my colleagues at Baptist Health.”7’s own Diana Diaz was on hand to walk for the cause and emcee the event.
The FOLIO: 40—our annual list of industry innovators and influencers—was officially unveiled today. We call it the oldest, most comprehensive and most distinguished compilation of its kind. Because it is. Obviously, it’s not an all-inclusive affair; rather, it’s roughly the result of two months of meetings, scouring notes, archives, old issues of FOLIO:, Wiki-researching, more meetings, spirited reply-all emails, paring down, another meeting, some brushing up on profile writing, then the actual profile writing, editing, copyediting. And, then, at some point, we get to this.And, unlike other industry lists—perhaps unfairly—ours is Adam Moss free! (Though I’d admit that not including someone from New York magazine or its nymag.com juggernaut was one of our biggest oversights this year).But, as every magazine editor knows, that’s the beauty of lists. They’re a jumping off point for a nuanced and overarching reflection on a particular slice of an industry. Or something. So, let the commenting—and requisite arguing—begin!
1. Compared to 2007, how much do you expect your total compensation to change in 2008? Increase: 64%Expect It to Stay the Same: 31%Decrease: 5%2. Have You Taken on Additional Responsibilities?Yes: 72% No: 16% 3. If yes, how well do you feel you have been compensated for these additional responsibilities? Very well: 8%Well: 15% Fair: 27%Not so well: 23% Not well at all: 27% 4. Are You Currently Looking for Job? Yes, actively looking: 13%No, but strongly considering it: 25%No, not considering it: 61%[NOTE: The full FOLIO: 2008 Editorial Salary Survey,conducted by Readex Research, will be released with the August issue ofFOLIO: Magazine and will include title-by-title breakdowns foreditorial director/editor-in-chief, editor/executive editor and managingeditor/senior editor.] Many publishers have struggled with salespeople blowing off online sales because the commission rates don’t stack up to print (although with print sales slipping, online is looking better and better to those few salespeople who hadn’t considered it worth their time). Editors for the most part haven’t received more compensation for additional online work, but according to the FOLIO: 2008 Editorial Salary Survey, the drumbeat for more pay for more work is growing. “I’m doing more and busting out of traditional comfort zone,” said one respondent. “I expect to get more for that and won’t rest until I do.”Another respondent recognizes that online, editors can now be judged with hard numbers–typically traffic–however that can ultimately lead to some poor editorial decisions. “The movement of ad dollars from print to online has the potential to impact my future compensation increases,” says one respondent. “Online can be measured more directly, so as an editor, I’m evaluated as much on clicks and editorial quality and maybe more so!”Below are some highlights from the survey on editors’ increasing workload and their increasing expectations.
Facebook The Strokes Begin “Global Comeback” at Bilbao Fest meet-me-bilbao-strokes-announce-global-comeback-tour-2019 Meet Me In Bilbao: The Strokes Announce “Global Comeback” Tour In 2019 The band will headline the fest in Bilbao, Spain, which will also feature GRAMMY winners Thom Yorke and Weezer, as well as Latin GRAMMY winner Rosalía, rapper Vince Staples, and the Voidz, frontman Julian Casablancas’ side project. While no other tour dates have been announced, a press release confirmed by a band representative said that the festival will “kick off their global comeback,” according to Consequence Of Sound.The comeback comes as great news to fans, as the Strokes haven’t released any new material since their 2016 EP, Future Present Past. Members have been busy working on side projects. Casablancas has been touring with the Voidz, who released their latest album, Virtue, in 2018.Albert Hammond Jr., one of the guitarists in the band, released a solo album, Francis Trouble, earlier this year and teamed up with Fender to release a Signature Series Stratocaster. Nick Valensi, responsible for the other riffs behand the band, was on tour this year with his other band CRX.Bassist Nikolai Fraiture’s band Summer Moon will tour with The Killers in the beginning of 2019. Drummer Fabrizio Moretti has done artwork outside of working with Little Joy and other side projects.Interestingly enough, the “Meet Me In The Bathroom” band, whose releases have received mixed reviews by critics—other than their highly anticipated and highly acclaimed 2001 debut Is This It?—has chosen their first show to be Spain, where Casablanca’s father is from. While a reunion has been announced, the band continues to have their fans guessing on the release of new material.In 2016, after the release of Future Present Past, Valensi confirmed in an interview with DIY Magazine that the band was working on new music: “We are slowly but surely working on an album,” he confirmed, adding: “I don’t know when it’s going to be released, we’re kind of just in writing sessions. We’re writing…”Before the DIY interview, Valensi told NME that they might just pull off a Beyoncé-style drop: “If I start saying a lot now, people get too excited…Then there’s all this hype you’ve got to compete with, and that’s not fun. If anything, I’d rather just pull a Beyoncé at some point next year and just drop s**t.”For now fans in the U.S. can consider making the trek to Spain to see The Strokes’ performance. More info here.Report: Music Fans Traveled The World For Live Events In 2018Read more Twitter The band will headline the Bilbao festival, which will also feature Thom Yorke, Rosalía, Vince Staples and the Voidz, Julian Casablancas’ side projectJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Dec 17, 2018 – 2:29 pm New York City band The Strokes, who were at the forefront of the garage-rock revival in the early 2000s and have become noted veterans in the alt-rock genre, have announced their “global comeback” that will begin with a set at the Bilbao BBK Live Festival in 2019, their first performance together since 2017. Email News
Share your voice The first 3D-printed heart made up of living human cells 0 So your resting heart rate is normal — now what? Congrats! A normal RHR reading is definitely a good thing, but if you’re monitoring it for fitness or wellness-related reasons, it’s not the only thing to pay attention to. That’s because “normal” doesn’t necessarily equal “healthy.” In fact, in a recent study, middle-aged men who had a RHR of 75 bpm or higher at the start of the study were twice as likely to die over the next 11 years, compared to men with a RHR of 55 or below. “Ideally, you want your resting heart rate to be somewhere between 50 and 70 bpm,” says Haythe. “But I don’t think that people need to be obsessively checking.” Once a month is totally fine. “Something also very important is how quickly your heart rate comes down after you exercise,” Haythe said. “We want to see that your heart rate is slow at rest, that it increases appropriately with exercise, and that it comes down quickly after aerobic activity — within a few minutes.” Regardless of which method you use, when trying to gauge how healthy you are, one thing is certain: Any results should be considered alongside other metrics, like blood pressure and cholesterol, in consultation with your doctor, especially if you notice changes over time.The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives. 1:28 If you’re not particularly fit and your RHR is consistently below 60 beats per minute, you may have bradycardia, which can be accompanied by lightheadedness, dizziness, or chest discomfort. “A slow heart rate can likewise mean many different things,” says Haythe. “It could be completely normal, a sign of excellent physical fitness, or it could signify a heart problem. If your resting heart rate is significantly below 60 and you don’t feel well, you should go to the doctor and get an EKG.” Read more: How to get the most out of the Apple Watch heart rate features Factors that affect resting heart rate When measuring your RHR, keep in mind that there are a number of things that can affect your reading, including: Age: RHR can decrease with age, according to some studies.Gender: On average, women’s RHR tends to be two to seven beats per minute higher than men’s.Air temperature: RHR can increase during hot weather, but usually not more than 10 bpm.Emotions: Strong feelings of stress, anxiety, or even happiness can raise your RHR.Body position: RHR can be 3 bpm higher when sitting versus lying down. Similarly, RHR tends to increase a bit upon standing.Medication: Prescription drugs like antidepressants and beta blockers can cause your RHR to be higher or lower than it would if you weren’t taking the medication. Apple Watch gets FDA-cleared EKG features 9 Photos Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Getty Images Pulse taking is an ancient technique, dating back thousands of years, but these days you’d almost never know it. Long gone are the days of placing two fingers against your neck while watching the clock. Now, measuring your resting heart rate is as easy as firing up a smartphone app or saying, “Siri, what’s my heart rate?” The ease at which you can detect your resting heart rate — and track it over time — has led to a sort of heart-rate renaissance among non-medical professionals, with everyone from health nuts to fitness fanatics trying to use it to their advantage. But the wealth of resting heart rate data available literally at your fingertips doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know how to interpret it. Below, a primer that will help get you up to speed before you next doctor’s appointment. Read more: The best iPhone and Apple Watch health devices for checking blood pressure, heart rate and more | This might be the number-one way to track your fitness What’s a normal resting heart rate? Resting heart rate (RHR) — the number of times your heart beats per minute at rest — is a quick way to gauge how efficiently your heart is working. What’s considered normal can vary widely from person to person, but in general, your RHR should fall between 60 and 100 beats per minute. If your RHR is consistently above 100 beats per minute (a condition known as tachycardia), you should consult a doctor, especially if you’re experiencing other symptoms, such as chest tightness, fatigue or shortness of breath. A high resting heart (ie >100 bpm) can mean many things,” says cardiologist Jennifer Haythe, MD, co-director of Columbia Women’s Heart Center. “You may be dehydrated, have a poor level of physical fitness, or it could be a sign of something more serious with your heart or lungs.” Related: Does Orangetheory Fitness work for muscle toning and weight loss? Tags Wellness
Vijayawada: PB Siddhartha College of Arts and Science principal Dr Meka Ramesh said that the college received National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) A+ grade. In a release on Saturday, he said that NAAC team has given a score of 3.32 and issued A + grade to the college. He said that on August 5 and 6 the NAAC team visited the college conducted inspection and submitted their report to the central office after assessing all facilities, academic standards, test results, student talents in non-teaching subjects and employment opportunities of the college which fetched A+ grade from NAAC. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us College director Vemuri Baburao said that the NAAC team visited the college twice in 2004 and 2012 and the team had awarded A+ grade as the performance in all fields was better than earlier in 2019. He congratulated the college faculty and staff for their efforts. NAAC committee coordinator Dr Babu Rajendra Prasad, Dean Rajesh Jampala and placement officer Sridhar Kavuri were present. Siddhartha Academy, president Nalluri Venkateswarlu, secretary Paladhu Lakshman Rao, the college convener S Venkateswara Rao and Academy members congratulated the college staff on the occasion.
The police arrested a former leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) from Chowkidekhi area of the city on Sunday night.The arrestee is Nabil Raja, son of Farhad Raza Chowdhury and a former assistant-organising secretary of Sylhet city unit of JCD, the student wing of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).Jedan Al Musa, additional deputy commissioner (media) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP), said that on secret information a team of police conducted a drive in the area and arrested Nabil around 12:00 am.Nabil was accused in several cases including rape, and extortion, said the SMP official.