Another Olympic Fall For Jacobellis

first_imgKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Same sting, different day for Lindsey Jacobellis.The woman who has dominated her sport for a decade came to the Olympics for the third time on Feb. 16, in search of the gold medal she gave away once and lost in one of those so-called “racin’ deals” the other time.Far ahead of the other five riders in her semifinal heat on a sunny, slushy afternoon at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Jacobellis misjudged the second-to-last turn on the course, flew over a jump too fast, lost her balance and skidded onto her back.She raised her hands for leverage as she skittered into the middle of the course, hoping the momentum might pull her back to her feet. But the snow was too soft and Jacobellis was stuck. She moved to the side and trudged down the hill, snowboard in hand.“It’s how the wheel turns,” she said. “It just so happened not to work out. It’s hard to accept that.”Moments after her latest hard-luck loss in the Olympic version of NASCAR on snow, she overcame a slow start and dominated the field in what they call the Small Final — the race that decides seventh place.Jacobellis now has second-, fifth- and seventh-place finishes in her three Olympic trips. Yes, it keeps getting worse.Her first Olympic loss, eight years ago in Italy, was a sheer matter of showboating. Out in the clear with two jumps left, she tried a showy grab of her board and tumbled, then got passed for the victory and held up for ridicule in some corners, derision in others.Four years ago in Vancouver, she collided with Canadian Maelle Ricker, the eventual winner, on an early turn in the semifinal round. That put her off balance and she couldn’t regain control before she rode completely off course. She won the consolation heat — then a four-woman race — that day, as well.This time, it was a cruel melding of human error and the randomness of snowboardcross that combined to ruin her day.Jacobellis was well in the lead when she headed into the second-to-last turn and set herself up for a set of four gentle bumps — called “rollers” in snowboard parlance.The traffic behind her — bunched in a four-way scrum for what looked like the last two spots in the final — wasn’t bearing down, but Jacobellis wasn’t sure, so she pushed things as she headed to the corner.The last roller shot her blindly into the final turn and she lost her balance. Within seconds, the entire field passed her.“There’s a lot out there you can’t control, but unfortunately, what I could control today was what didn’t work,” she said. “That’s the unfortunate part.”Over a career that began when she was a teen, the 28-year-old Jacobellis has a record of putting things together when it counts. She won her eighth Winter X Games title last month, and also has 26 World Cup victories and three world championships.Then, the Olympics roll around.“People don’t understand how much pressure is on her,” said her American teammate, Faye Gulini, who finished fourth. “It breaks her heart because I think it takes the fun out of it for her.Just for this event. She loves the sport. She’s a phenomenal snowboarder. But it’s in her head, with that much pressure on you. I’ve never had that kind of pressure but I know it just breaks her as an athlete.”Another American, Nate Holland, was on hand a day before he tries to end his own 0-for-2 Olympic drought. “A little bit of heartbreak, for sure,” Holland said.Jacobellis, who made this Olympics after a full recovery from a pair of knee operations in 2012, acknowledged that heartbreak but said it wasn’t pressure that did her in.“It’s not that I’m over-amped, or over-excited,” she said. “I was really happy with how the course was coming together for me. It just didn’t work out. I don’t really know how else to say it.”Jacobellis will be 32 in 2018. There’s talk the Olympics might add a team snowboardcross event for the Games in South Korea — essentially a relay. Jacobellis has been excited about the prospect of racing with her American teammates instead of against them.It would’ve been so much easier to take one last trip with a gold medal in her pocket. But it wasn’t to be. Again.“There’s worse things in life than not winning,” Jacobellis said. “A lot worse. And, of course, it’s every unfortunate this didn’t work out for me.”(EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Arjun Tendulkar in Mumbai squad for Vizzy trophy

first_imgArjun Tendulkar, son of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, has been named in the 15-member Mumbai squad for the upcoming Vizzy Trophy scheduled to be held in Andhra Pradesh from August 22.Arjun is a left-arm fast bowler and his name figures in the squad announced for the 50-over ‘open’ tournament by the Mumbai Cricket Association on its website on Tuesday.In the past, 19-year-old Arjun has played in the T20 Mumbai League after he was picked up for Rs 5 lakh.The Mumbaikar has also bowled to the Indian team in the nets.Squad: Hardik Tamore (Captain), Srujan Athawale, Rudra Dhanday, Chinmay Sutar, Ashay Sardesai, Sairaj Patil, Onkar Jadhav, Satyalaksha Jain, Minad Manjrekar, Arjun Tendulkar, Aman Sheron, Atharva Poojary, Maxwell Swaminathan, Prashant Solanki and Vighnesh Solanki.Also Read | ICC Test rankings: Steve Smith replaces Cheteshwar Pujara at No.3 after Edgbaston heroicsAlso See:last_img read more

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Best City performance of Pep era?

first_imgUEFA Champions League Was that the best Man City performance of the Guardiola era? Sam Lee Manchester City correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 04:57 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Manchester City celebrate Getty UEFA Champions League Manchester City Premier League Guardiola Feyenoord v Manchester City Feyenoord The Blues pressed Feyenoord from the off and racked up a comfortable victory thanks to one of the most impressive showings of the Catalan’s reign Manchester City kicked off their Champions League campaign by putting Feyenoord to the sword 4-0 at De Kuip, the latest suggestion that Pep Guardiola’s side are slowly but surely coming together.The Catalan wants to forge a team capable of switching between different formations and, though not everything has run smoothly so far this season, City are starting to look devastating.They may look a little laboured against massed defences, but they have shown in their two most recent games – hammerings against Liverpool and Feyenoord – that they can be absolutely devastating when given a few yards of space. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Though Liverpool were reduced to 10 men, and would have allowed City to attack anyway, the Blues looked slick. And many will argue Feyenoord did not put up much of a challenge, but in reality Guardiola’s men did not give them the opportunity.Some of the link-up play on Wednesday night was superb, especially when Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva were at the heart of it. Though the Dutch champions did not show much of an attacking threat, due largely to City’s high pressing, Guardiola’s defence looked assured both in and out of possession.There is a long way to go, but City still have Ilkay Gundogan to come back into the midfield, and he should make the Blues’ build-up play even smoother.City have a run of winnable fixtures before visiting Chelsea at the end of this month, and it will be fascinating to see how the team evolve in the coming weeks.Watch the video below for the views of Goal’s Manchester City correspondent, Sam Lee, who has been following the team in the Netherlands this week.City next face Watford away in the Premier League on Saturday before heading to West Brom in the Carabao Cup. Home games against Crystal Palace in the league and Shakhtar Donetsk in Europe follow before the trip to Stamford Bridge to take on champions Chelsea.last_img read more

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MS Dhoni should be playing more often if he is in scheme of things for T20 World Cup 2020: Anil Kumble

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiSeptember 7, 2019UPDATED: September 7, 2019 21:51 IST MS Dhoni and Anil Kumble (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAnil Kumble said selectors should communicate with MS Dhoni about their plansKumble added Dhoni deserves a proper send-offDhoni opted out of West Indies series and was not picked for South Africa T20IsFormer India captain and coach Anil Kumble is “not sure” whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni fits in the current set-up and wants the selectors to have a “conversation” with him before preparing for a send-off befitting his contribution.Dhoni’s future in international cricket has been a subject of debate and there are enough indications that the selectors are looking ahead.”I’m not really sure. I think Pant has certainly made a lot of claims as a keeper-batsman, especially in the T20 format. So, it’s important to have a conversation and you need to have a proper send-off, he certainly deserves that,” Kumble told CricketNext when asked if he would like to see Dhoni continue in top flight cricket.It’s for MSK Prasad’s committee to decide whether they want to look back or move forward.”But having said that, Pant has also shown some inconsistency. That’s a call the selectors need to make. Today, in spite of all of that, are you going to back him (Pant) or someone else, or would you look back. I wouldn’t but I think it’s important that the selectors take a call on that.”Kumble wants the selectors to decide in the next couple of months the way forward.”…For the team’s sake, the selectors need to sit down and have as discussion around what the plans are because it’s important that things be communicated. If the selectors believe that Dhoni is in the scheme of things for the T20 World Cup, then I think he should be playing every game.advertisement”If he’s not, then it’s important that they have a discussion around how they need to make this happen. I think they need to do that in the next couple of months,” said India’s highest wicket-taker across formats.Kumble also said that he is not very sure whether Rohit Sharma is the perfect choice for the Test opener’ slot.”You only know when you actually do that but I am not really sure about pushing Rohit at the top unless it is a desperate situation.”Yes, are we in a desperate situation where we are looking for an opener in someone who has done well at the domestic level, is it worth considering that or should Rohit… Yes, he is a high-quality player sitting on the bench, should he be pushed at the top?” he counter-questioned.The legendary leg-spinner also wants the team management find a way to accommodate Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing XI for Test matches.”He is still the best spinner that you have. Yes, there have been a few incidents where he has had injuries and not performed to his potential, but Ashwin is your number one spinner in the team. He should be a part of the squad, he should be in the playing XI, you have to make a way of getting him in.Also Read | U-19 Asia Cup 2019: India thrash Pakistan by 60 runsAlso 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Anil Kumble MS Dhoni should be playing more often if he is in scheme of things for T20 World Cup 2020: Anil KumbleFormer India captain and leg-spin great Anil Kumble has said the senior selection committee should have a conversation with MS Dhoni about his future in international cricket in the lead up to next year’s T20 World Cup.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Spotted Giant SingleDeck Log Carrier Arrives in Tacoma

first_imgIn today’s spotted we present you the Olive Bay, believed to be the world’s largest single-deck bulk/log carrier, which arrived at The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s (NWSA) West Hylebos log terminal in Tacoma on November 24, 2016.Built in 2015 specifically to carry logs, the Supramax bulk carrier is owned by Hong Kong-based shipping company Pacific Basin Shipping.The 54,800 dwt vessel features a length of 190 meters and a width of 32 meters. It can hold up to 8 million board-feet of logs, which is significantly more than the 5 million-board-foot capacity of most log ships to call here, according to the alliance.NWSA said that the Olive Bay is also the biggest ship in the Chinese log business to call the US West Coast.The Olive Bay will stop in Port Angeles before it heads to China.Including the Olive Bay, Pacific Basin’s fleet is currently comprised of 91 vessels with a total size of 3,787,600 dwt, VesselsValue’s data shows.Image Courtesy: NWSAlast_img read more

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Japan to send top prosecutor to Sri Lanka

Japan told the Council it will assist Sri Lanka as it looks to achieve true National reconciliation. (Colombo Gazette) Japan is to send a top  prosecutor to Sri Lanka as the Government looks to address human rights concerns through a domestic process.The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva was told today that Motoo Noguchi, a former international judge of the Supreme Court Chamber at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, will be visiting Sri Lanka next month.

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Join the Brock team for Relay for Life June 20

Join the Brock team for this year’s Relay for Life. This event is a 12-hour relay on June 20, beginning at 7 p.m., and lasting until 7 a.m. the following morning.The Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life is an opportunity to get together with family and friends and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back in the hope of finding a cure. Students, faculty, staff, friends, and family are invited to join the Brock team in the fight against cancer.Register online with the Brock University team.There is a registration fee of $10 per person, but each team member must raise a minimum of $100 in pledges. You will be provided with dinner, a midnight snack and breakfast. If you would like to get involved but do not wish to participate, you’re invited to purchase a luminary for $5 in SLIC (Mackenzie Chown A204) or online.For more information, please contact Colleen McGuire, or contact the Student Life team at 905-688-5550 ex. 6321 read more

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Security Council extends UN Western Sahara mission through April 2016

In today’s resolution, the 15-member Council extended MINURSO until 30 April 2016. The Mission has been in effect since 1991.Moreover, the resolution calls upon all parties to “fully cooperate” with the operations of MINURSO and calls upon them “to show political will and work in an atmosphere propitious for dialogue” in order to kick-off a more “intensive and substantive” phase of negotiations. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently reiterated his call for stakeholders involved in the 40-year conflict in Western Sahara to “seriously engage” with his Personal Envoy Christopher Ross and work to negotiate “a mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara,” according to his latest report on the situation in that territory. The Secretary-General’s report, published on 10 April, underlined that “Forty years after the beginning of this conflict and eight years after the presentation of the Parties’ proposals, there can be no justification for continuing to maintain the status quo and failing to engage constructively and imaginatively in the search for a solution.”Today’s resolution, meanwhile, affirmed the Council’s “full support” for the commitment of the Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy towards a solution to the question of Western Sahara within the context of dialogue and called for “renewed meetings and strengthening of contacts.”The UN has been involved in efforts to find a settlement in Western Sahara since 1976, when fighting broke out between Morocco and the Frente Polisario after the Spanish colonial administration of the territory ended. read more

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Gabon mining sector project awarded to GAF

first_imgGAF AG, Germany and its partner Sofreco, France, have been awarded the “Renforcement des Capacités de l’ Administration des Mines” contract and the initiation of activities in Gabon. The client and beneficiary is the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Tourism in Gabon. The project has been launched as a response to Gabon’s request for assistance in developing its mineral sector.The project addresses a challenging portfolio of activities in the field of geological and environmental mapping, mineral potential assessment and institutional strengthening. The key aspects include:Geological and geotechnical mapping of the cities of Libreville and OwendoMapping of environmentally sensitive areas in the whole of GabonSynthesis of a metallogenic map of GabonProvision of support in promoting the use of mining and geological data, and establishment of procedures and facilities via which operators can obtain mining and geological dataSupporting of integration regarding the Kimberley processInstitutional and technical capacity building activitiesThe overall aim is to make the mining sector more attractive to private sector investment. This will strengthen the contribution of Gabon’s mining sector to economic development. The assignment is well-suited to GAF, which has a track-record of more than 20 years of experience in the provision of institutional and technical assistance in mining sector governance programs via its consultancy services and cutting-edge software solutions. The project duration is two years and is part of the “PROGRAMME D’APPUI A LA GOUVERNANCE SECTORIELLE (PAGOS)” that supports mining sector governance in Gabon. It is financed by the European Union through the 10th European Development Fund.last_img read more

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Ubuntu adopts LightDM login screens to get more exciting

first_imgLightDM list “fully themeable” as a feature of the system, so Canonical may ship 11.10 with a bunch of the community’s favorite themes to use. With 3D TVs now available it’s good to know LightDM also supports a 3D interface.Read more at Digitizor and OMG!Ubuntu Login screens are something that often get overlooked on a machine because at most we spend a few seconds every day staring at them. But they are important not only because of the security they offer, but because of the loading time they can add to a system boot.Canonical has decided it is going to change the login manager it uses for Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) from the Gnome Display Manager (GDM) to the Light Display Manager (LightDM). This is a significant change for two reasons. The first is one of size, and as the name implies LightDM is much more lightweight than GDM. While GDM consists of around 50,000 lines of code, LightDM only has 5,000 for effectively doing the same job. LightDM is meant to be very fast meaning it could have a positive impact on boot times.The second reason is one of customization. LightDM has a range of easy to use options allowing you to tweak how the login screen looks and reacts to your input. This is best demonstrated by looking at some mock-ups created by Andrew over at the whyareyoureadingthisurl blog.Where as the current Ubuntu login screen may look like this:With LightDM and a bit of tinkering we could see something like this:Andrew also put together a few videos showing what’s possible due to LightDM being easy to play with. While Ubuntu may decide what we are going to see by default in Ubuntu 11.10, at least we know they have a lot of options to play with once the install or upgrade is complete.last_img read more

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Will the Cloud kill the Asus PadFone before its even here

first_imgAsus certainly started quite the buzz over the last few days with the release concept that has been dubbed the PadFone. Initial commentary, both positive and negative, have appeared across the web at an alarming pace. The idea that you could simply snap your phone into a larger screen and poof! you’ve got a tablet is an exciting concept, even if it’s not for you. Done right, and priced fairly, these devices could cause quite a stir – that is if they had been released a year ago. Today, however, I find myself wondering if the idea would be shot down immediately thanks to the explosive growth in the Cloud.The huge benefit to the PadFone concept is the instant access to everything you have on your phone, just on a bigger screen and more than likely a battery boost. You sit down on the train to work, or on your couch at home and snap your phone into the larger device and enjoy the added real estate without having to give up anything. This is a really cool concept, as long as you forget that it’s so easy to store your whole life online now.AdChoices广告This is especially true on Android, when you consider services like Google Music, SugarSync, and the native syncing of every Google App, there’s really no need to store anything on your phone exclusively. As long as you have access to the internet, you’ve got your entire life. These advancements are among the key reasons that Google seems to be heading in the direction of phasing out the SD card slot, a move that started with the Nexus S six months ago. So why have the complexity of plugging a phone into a tablet when all the tablet has to do is connect to a few cloud services to get most of the data on your phone?Now, cloud based services certainly don’t negate the product as a concept. It’s still wicked cool to be able to snap your phone into a tablet and play, but the core advantage of this design I feel has been lost. If I had a Nexus S and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, sliding my phone into my pocket and using the tablet would generate the same experience as snapping into the PadFone. Plus, the tablet part of the PadFone has to be at least a tiny bit larger than the phone itself, which will put it at an early disadvantage when compared to the ultra-thin tablets of today.Do I think the PadFone is a cool idea? Heck yes, I think it’s a great concept, but unfortunately it is no longer a concept that provides something unique, and as such will lose the only market it has left: the niche consumer. Maybe, since this is just a concept piece, Asus will come back to the table implementing some of the extremely thin designs that were shown with their upcoming line of laptops and netbooks, which may have a very significant bearing on its future.last_img read more

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Explainer Why almost 50 years on from Bloody Sunday exBritish soldiers could

first_img A mural depicting events of Bloody Sunday in Derry Image: Jonathan Porter DPA/PA Images Thursday 14 Mar 2019, 10:00 AM Mar 9th 2019, 10:00 AM This piece was first published on Saturday 9 MarchLATER THIS MORNING, a number of former British soldiers could find out if they are to be put on trial for murder in relation to the Bloody Sunday killings.Almost 50 years on from the deaths of unarmed civilians at the hands of British soldiers, the PSNI could be set to charge ex-army personnel for their role in the killings.It comes many years after investigations into Bloody Sunday first got under way, and generated reaction on both sides of the Irish Sea.But how have we got this far? And what happens next?Bloody SundayOn 30 January 1972, British soldiers fired into a crowd of unarmed civilians who were taking part in a civil rights march in the bogside in Derry.In all, 28 people were shot. 13 died while another person succumbed to injuries sustained a number of months later. The shootings intensified the armed conflict during the Troubles, leading to a surge in anti-British sentiment in Ireland and boosting recruitment for the IRA.An inquiry commissioned into Bloody Sunday by the British government of the day – dubbed the Widgery Tribunal – pinned the blame on the march organisers, and his main criticism of the army was limited to describing their firing as being “bordered on the reckless”.Widgery’s report was widely denounced and dissatisfaction with these findings persisted throughout the peace process in the 1990s.This led to British Prime Minister Tony Blair ordering a new inquiry in 1998.This inquiry lasted a full 12 years before the Saville Report was published in 2010.As well as savaging the result from the Widgery Tribunal, it was sharply critical of the soldiers who opened fire.The report said: “The firing by soldiers of 1 PARA on Bloody Sunday caused the deaths of 13 people and injury to a similar number, none of whom was posing a threat of causing death or serious injury.”It also noted that these actions were “unjustifiable”, and that the soldiers had “lost control”.Following the report, then-Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons he was “deeply sorry” and apologised for Bloody Sunday on behalf of the British government.“It is clear from the tribunal’s authoritative conclusions that the events of Bloody Sunday were in no way justified,” he said. There is no doubt, there is nothing equivocal, there are no ambiguities. What happened on Bloody Sunday was both unjustified and unjustifiable. It was wrong.PSNI probeIn the wake of the Saville Report, a murder investigation was launched by the PSNI into the deaths of the civilians who were shot on Bloody Sunday.In this case, like many others that occurred during the Troubles, no one has ever been prosecuted in relation to the deaths of these civilians.In fact, roughly one-third of killings during this period are the subject of PSNI legacy investigations. This applies to cases where republican groups, loyalist groups and security services were believed to be responsible for the killings, but no one was ever convicted.According to figures obtained by the BBC last year, the PSNI had 1,188 killings listed as legacy investigations. This included 530 attributed to republicans, 271 to loyalists and 354 attributed to security forces.However, progress in this investigation was slow.In 2014, families of those killed on Bloody Sunday challenged a decision to delay the PSNI inquiry, claiming it now appeared the statutory duty on the PSNI to investigate crimes “does not extend to murdered committed by the British army”. The probe recommenced in 2015.After a 66-year-old former soldier was arrested by police in November 2015, a number of former members of the parachute regiment launched legal proceedings challenging the lawfulness of their potential arrest in Northern Ireland.Then, in 2017, the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service was reported to be considering whether to prosecute 18 British soldiers for their role in Bloody Sunday.And, in the past two weeks, media reports have indicated that four ex-British soldiers could be charged with the 1972 shooting of unarmed marchers in Derry on Bloody Sunday.There were so many people killed during this time, and the PSNI is not investigating all of the 1,000+ cases at once.To decide how cases are managed and progressed, it uses a case sequencing model which takes a number of factors into consideration.For a case to be prioritised and progressed, the PSNI analyses four aspects of the case – contemporary persons of interest, forensic potential, criminal justice status and the progression of the case so far. In most cases, the PSNI said it will prioritise more recent cases as those who committed crimes “may be more likely to present a contemporary risk to public safety than those committed in the 1970s and 1980s”. Exceptions can be made, however, when the head of legacy investigations “has accepted the rationale for a variation on humanitarian grounds”. Last August, PSNI detective superintendent Ian Harrison said that the police had a “legal obligation” to investigate Bloody Sunday, after former head of the British Army Lord Bramall said it was “absurd and grossly unfair” to the soldiers involved. What’s happening now?The issue around ex-soldiers being prosecuted for killings during the Troubles was put under fierce scrutiny this month, as British politicians expressed their anger at the idea of soldiers being prosecuted.Firstly, Conservative MP Boris Johnson suggested that soldiers could be charged with murder for political reasons. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Johnson claimed that there would be “a storm of utter fury” if the four men were charged later this month while the government let former members of the IRA “get away with” their actions throughout the Troubles.“They did not get up in the morning with the intention of killing and maiming innocent civilians,” he said.Are we really proposing to send old soldiers to die in jail – after we gave dozens of wanted terrorists a get-out-of-jail-free card under the Good Friday Agreement? Is that balanced? Is that fair?Although Johnson added that nobody should be exempt from justice, he claimed it was now impossible to know the truth about what happened on Bloody Sunday, suggesting that the marchers’ deaths could have been the result of “confusion and panic”.“The reason this whole thing stinks to high heaven – and the reason it should be denounced – is that there is absolutely nothing new for any trial to discover,” he saidIn a later tweet, the former mayor of London said that justice would be trumped by politics if a trial went ahead.His comments were roundly criticised by political parties in the North, with Alliance MLA Stephen Farry saying that the “rule of law” must be respected.And then, on Wednesday, the UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley told the House of Commons “that were at the hands of the military and police were not crimes”.As this FactCheck shows, this claim is false. Bradley has faced calls to resign since making these remarks, and she later apologised and said she was “profoundly sorry” for the offence caused and that she did not believe what she said.In the Telegraph’s report earlier this month, it cited sources which said that the four paratroopers in question are set to be told next Thursday 14 March whether they will now face murder charges.If there are charges brought against any individuals, it is also likely to be some time before a trial is held.In apologising for her comments, Karen Bradley vowed that the British government would help to “deliver justice for those families” of the victims of unlawful killings during the Troubles.Nearly 50 years on from Bloody Sunday, whether that justice that families seek will be delivered still remains to be seen.  Image: Jonathan Porter DPA/PA Images Explainer: Why, almost 50 years on from Bloody Sunday, ex-British soldiers could face murder charges After years of investigations from the PSNI, soldiers are set to be told today whether they’ll face prosecution. https://jrnl.ie/4526297 Share96 Tweet Email4 center_img A mural depicting events of Bloody Sunday in Derry Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 17,955 Views 25 Comments By Sean Murray Short URLlast_img read more

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Baleines Repcet un système pour éviter les collisions avec les bateaux

first_imgBaleines : Repcet, un système pour éviter les collisions avec les bateauxFrance – Après être entré en collision avec une baleine, le capitaine Capoulade a réfléchi à un système de navigation qui permettrait de repérer la position des cétacés et de la transmettre aux navires alentour. Après des années de réflexion, son système a vu le jour le 21 juillet dernier.”C’était une nuit avec un quart de lune. On a vu le souffle de l’animal, mais je n’ai pas pu l’éviter”, a raconté à l’AFP Frédéric Capoulade, ancien commandant de la Société nationale Corse-Méditerranée (SNCM). Le capitaine fut d’autant plus choqué qu’il s’agissait de la deuxième collision avec une baleine en un mois seulement.Depuis cette collision en 1998, Frédéric Capoulade a réfléchi au moyen d’éviter que cela ne se reproduise, et c’est le 21 juillet dernier que son système baptisé Repcet a été lancé. Outre la question de la sécurité, il s’agissait également pour le marin de résoudre le problème écologique que posent de telles collisions, lesquelles constituent avec la pollution l’une des premières causes de mortalité des grands cétacés en Méditerranée. Comme l’a souligné Pascal Mayol, qui a travaillé sur le système, “on a recensé soixante-dix cas de collisions qui ont entraîné la mort de l’animal depuis les années 70 (…) Mais des travaux ont montré que le nombre est peut-être jusqu’à 30 fois supérieur”.Repcet est un système de repérage en temps réel des cétacés. D’abord testé en Méditerranée, il a officiellement été lancé par l’association Souffleurs d’Ecume, dont Frédéric Capoulade est président. Les marins qui repèreront un cétacé sont invités à entrer sa position via un ordinateur dont les grands navires seront dotés. Des données transmises par satellite vers un serveur, et qui seront renvoyées en temps réel vers les autres navires. Repcet a pour l’instant été testé sur quatre bateaux de La Méridionale, Telecom Marine, SNCM et Costa Croisière. Pour être réellement efficace, des centaines de bateaux dans toute la Méditerranée devraient en être équipés. Le capitaine Capoulade comme Pascal Mayol, se disent très optimistes à ce sujet.Le 25 juillet 2010 à 17:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Preview for tonights 813 WWE Smackdown on Syfy

first_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Twitter WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Google+ Shawn Michaels Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articlescenter_img The following is scheduled for tonight’s 8/13 WWE Smackdown on Syfy:– Naomi vs. Charlotte– Roman Reigns vs Luke Harper– WWE Tag Team Champions The Prime-Time Players vs The New Day– Cesaro and Neville vs. WWE World Champion Seth Rollins and Kevin OwensCheck back later tonight for a detailed recap of Smackdown on Wrestleview.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Videos Articles Luke Harper Returns To WWE Live Videos Articles Natalya Opens Up About Her Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Cancer Battle Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Ronda Rousey Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page to crown first AEW Champion tonight on All Outlast_img read more

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11 WWE RAW Ratings Viewers up for New Years Day featuring Brock

first_img Videos Articles WhatsApp Facebook Videos Articles Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? WWE RAW Ratings are in for January 1, 2018.This week’s New Year’s Day edition from Miami drew 2.87 million viewers on Monday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com this week.This is up from last week’s show that drew 2.70 million viewers on Christmas night. WWE came in at No. 10, No. 14 and No. 15 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics. Once again, the show saw a decline in viewers as the three hours progressed.College Football on ESPN dominated the night on cable, drawing 25.85 million viewers and 20.41 million viewers respectively from 5:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. on Monday night.Hourly breakdowns were as follows.Hourly breakdowns of the WWE RAW RatingsHour 1: 2.969 (up from 2.948 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 2.912 (up from 2.620 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.714 (up from 2.543 million viewers)RAW, headlined by the return of Brock Lesnar, averaged a 0.97 rating for the night. This is up from last week’s show that averaged a 0.84 rating in the 18-49 demographics.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWill Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship WWE announces new matches for RAW this Monday live at Madison Square Garden Videos Articles Twitter Now Playing Up Next Bobby Lashley Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Google+ Paul Heyman Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) UFC On ESPN Deal Is Happening Now Playing Up Next Brock Lesnarlast_img read more

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Ramos releases World Cup song Another star in your heart

first_imgSpain captain Sergio Ramos has now officially released his World Cup song for the summer’s tournamentThe Real Madrid defender collaborated with Spanish singer Demarco Flamenco for the song called “‘Otra Estrella en tu Corazon” – which translates to “Another star in your heart”.Ramos has been teasing the song to fans for the past month and he has now released a video on his Instagram page with the lyrics in the song including:“Come on, Spain, raise your voice; scream loudly, shout that goal.“Thinking big we will achieve the best, fighting together, towards the star with honour.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We have to try. May La Roja shine once more.”The 32-year-old is a big music lover and released his first single called “SR4” a week before last weekend’s Champions League final.Since releasing this single on Friday, the video on his Instagram page has already been viewed over 1.1m times.Ramos’ songs can be found on Spotify and Deezer.last_img read more

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Williams Highlights Strengths of Conservation Biobased Programs in Michigan Farm Bill Hearing

first_imgDavid Williams, a fifth-generation soybean farmer from Elsie, Mich., told Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow and fellow committee members Saturday that conservation and biobased programs are essential to advancing farmer sustainability goals and establishing new markets and should be reauthorized and funded as the committee moves ahead in its work on the coming farm bill.Testifying on behalf of the American Soybean Association and the Michigan Soybean Association on which he serves as president, Williams emphasized the importance of farm bill conservation programs like the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), noting that both CSP and EQIP incentivize farmers to adopt better conservation practices within their operations.“I signed my first CSP contract, and adopted a new practice of seeding cover crops using a combination of oilseed radishes, oats, and peas. Recently I seeded cereal rye, and I have seen first-hand that cover crops prevent soil erosion and improve water quality by reducing drainage rates,” Williams said. “… The cost-sharing provided under EQIP helped us build a chemical and fertilizer containment facility which assisted in our compliance with Michigan state water quality regulations. This is a good example of how leveraging private investment with farm bill dollars leads to improved water quality for everyone.”Williams also testified to the importance of the biobased programs authorized by the farm bill’s energy title—including the Biobased Market Program, the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels, and the Biodiesel Education Program—making special note of the 4.2 billion jobs supported by the biobased economy in 2016.“Michigan is a leader in the world bioeconomy thanks to a long history of innovation by companies like Ford and Lear and their collaboration with U.S. soybean growers. Every Ford car made in North America now contains soy in its seat cushions,” said Williams. “… (W)e believe that (these programs’) relatively low cost and the benefits they provide warrant their continuation with an increased level of mandatory funding.”For a full copy of Williams’ testimony, please click here.last_img read more

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Moving From Lead Gen to Lead Nurturing

first_imgAs publishers develop more sophisticated lead strategies, they’re shifting from lead generation—capturing basic contact and demographic information about potential customers—to lead nurturing, which is more about developing consistent communication with a prospect to help prepare them for an actual purchase. Business marketing blog Marketo.com offers suggestions for lead nurturing practices including triggered e-mails—a series of e-mails that build off each other by offering relevant content or product demonstrations to move the lead toward a purchase; newsletters and blogs that include third-party content and rich audience commentary; Webinars featuring a third-party expert or analyst; follow-up calls and custom landing pages that emphasize the call to action without external navigation.Case Study: GlobalSpecLaunched in 1996 as a vertical search engine, GlobalSpec has evolved into a multi-format, multi-product model that includes databases and more than 60 e-mail newsletters with more than 2 million subscribers. The company develops deep reader profiles that it can match to clickstream behaviors. The typical GlobalSpec customer spends between $10,000 and upwards of $1 million on products and services. “We define lead nurturing as any action taken post-lead generation designed to further qualify and engage the initial inquiry, including phone, e-mail or direct mail follow up,” says Chris Chariton, vice president of marketing services and product management. “Lead nurturing helps companies build and maintain successful relationships with long-term prospects.”GlobalSpec clients receive detailed lead information—including prospect name, contact information, industry and job function and other relevant details (such as product viewed)—that they can easily download into their CRM systems for lead nurturing. “This information assists clients with their lead nurturing efforts, as the nature of a prospect’s inquiry provides insight on the best way to respond,” says Chariton. For example, when a manufacturer receives an RFQ from a GlobalSpec visitor, it is evident that the prospect is qualified and motivated—they know what they want and are ready to buy.  The manufacturer knows to respond to this prospect with a quote from a specific salesperson assigned to the lead.Another example is when a GlobalSpec user views a manufacturer’s specifications, images or product data.  This person is likely at a different stage in the buying cycle, and would benefit most from information including relevant white paper offers, articles and other content.  Since the manufacturer knows the product the person looked at, they can respond with targeted information relevant to that specific product.GlobalSpec also offers clients guidance on lead nurturing via white papers and support with a Customer Care team.“Instead of immediately handing leads to sales, marketing should make it a practice to nurture the leads, setting up a program of activities that provide information on topics of interest to your target and that focus on the value of your solution,” says Chariton. “Sending and tracking the response of successive lead nurturing activities also lets the lead self-qualify. You can assume that the more information requested, the stronger the lead.”last_img read more

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Heroin Hits Home Small Airlines Are The Drugs Major Inroad

first_imgHeroin confiscated by law enforcement. – Photo courtesy of Alaska State TroopersFederal officials say they intercepted nearly ten times as much heroin coming into Alaska in 2014 than compared to 2013. State law enforcement officials say heroin gets into Bethel mainly on low-security, small airline passenger flights. This is the final story in a series about the impacts of heroin in Bethel.Download Audio:Bethel City Manager, Ann Capela, says the trouble heroin is causing in Bethel requires a coordinated campaign not unlike the one that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security developed with the goal of rooting out terrorists. Although Bethel’s heroin campaign is on a smaller scale, it uses the same slogan:“If you see something, say something,” said Capela.Capela, who was hired about six months ago, says the city doesn’t have the capacity to take on multinational drug rings, so the community must work together to root out dealers and traffickers, who have set in motion a slew of problems impacting everything from OCS cases to fire and police calls.Ann Capela, Bethel City Manager. Photo by Geraldine Brink/KYUK“We need the information from the community. We don’t have the manpower to be, but we need to be our eyes and ears [about] what’s going on. They need to let us know,” said Capela.Capela says the idea is to support a grassroots effort already brewing in the community. One aspect of the campaign promotes a tip line that goes straight to the Alaska State Troopers Western Alaska Alcohol & Narcotics Team– or WAANT. Capela says the city also hopes to work with social services and health care providers, tribes and others to get addicts the help they need to quit.At a meeting in which the Bethel City Council tasked city administration with making a heroin action plan, Councilmember Mark Springer said the heroin problems have gotten so bad, that they need to call in reinforcements.“We would be happy to see as much law enforcement pressure as possible against people who are importing narcotics into Bethel and selling them here. As I said before, it’s criminal conspiracy, it’s organized crime in no uncertain terms,” said Springer.Alan Wilson, a supervisor with the Drug Enforcement Administration in Anchorage, says law enforcement needs tips from people on the ground in Bethel to help.Wilson says it’s happening across the country. After regulators cracked down on prescription drugs, like Oxycontin, and reformulated them to be less attractive to addicts, heroin found a market again.“We have drug traffickers that we know have contacts in Mexico and they purchase their heroin either in Mexico or on the border of Mexico in the United States and they ship it up to Alaska,” said Wilson.Doreen O’Brien testifies about heroin before the Bethel City Council. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUKTodd Moehring is an investigator with WAANT. He says heroin makes its way to Bethel and other bush communities, in smaller quantities.“We’re not receiving pounds directly from Mexico on a freight aircraft or something like that, but we’re receiving user amounts. Typically what we’ve learned so far is that most of the dealers have roughly a gram of heroin or more, so that’s usually around 10 hits on a user level, maybe up to an ounce or so – again, because we are at the end of the line,” said Moehring.Moehring says they’re after source dealers and traffickers. He says it’s coming through mail, freight services and the port. But he says a lot comes in simply on passengers on smaller airlines serving Bethel.“Smaller airlines that operate under different federal rules, and the security screening is not the same as we get for your larger commercial jets. So folks are carrying drugs in their baggage, they’re carrying it on their person, in their clothing, they’re also doing it on internal body carry,” said Moehring.Under federal regulation small airlines, which carry less than 50 passengers, are not required to participate in TSA screening. A spokesperson forRAVN Alaska, the main smaller airline that serves Bethel, declined to go on tape. She said via email: “It’s not our policy to search bags. If we have reasonable suspicion that someone may have an illegal substance or item in their bag, we pull the bag and call the troopers or local police authority.” City Manager Capela says she wonders if a drug dog would help.“I don’t know whether we would require a K-9 unit that looks at the cargo when it comes down. A K-9 unit just as people are going by,” said Capela.Troopers with the WAANT team say they have requested a drug dog for their Bethel office, but state of Alaska officials say they don’t have the resources to provide one. Moehring says the Anchorage WAANT office just got a drug dog to stop the flow of heroin and other narcotics out of the city. The dog is funded by the North Slope Borough, and will focus on that region but could also be used to follow up on tips from Bethel.Bethel WAANT tip line: (800) 478-2294This is the final story in a 3-part KYUK series.Click here for part 1 and part 2.last_img read more

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Make in India Scheme Huawei Invests 170 mn in RD Facility in

first_imgA man walks past a logo during the presentation the Huawei’s new smartphone, the Ascend P7, launched by China’s Huawei Technologies in ParisReutersHuawei Technologies Co. Ltd has poured in $170 million in investments to open a research and development centre in Bangalore, in its bid to align itself with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet campaign ‘Make in India.’The new facility is the first such investment made by a Chinese enterprise and aims to develop software components, an area of expertise the Southern city boasts of. The new facility in Bangalore is said to be Huawei’s largest R&D centre outside China.Prime Minister Modi has been imploring the world to start investing in India, while promising to provide the necessary clearances and infrastructure needed to develop India has a desired place of commerce.The office space is expected to seat 5,000 software employees, giving rise to hope for local employment generation.Huawei’s Chief Operating Officer Wilson Wang said that Huawei is confident that the Bangalore facility will play a bigger role in the innovation journey of Huawei, reported Reuters.Huawei is one of world’s major telecom equipment provider and also sells mobile phones in many countries around the world.last_img read more

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