IDF Beijing 2010 – Blog Report

first_imgMy morning video blog report for IDF Beijing 2010. It’s two hours before the keynote start and people are getting ready for the big event. The public is waitting outside and sessions speakers are meeting up and getting ready.Ylianopentools.homeip.netlast_img

Goa River Marathon 2016 to he held on Dec 11

first_imgPanaji, Nov 19 (PTI) The 7th edition of Goa River Marathon, organised by NEB sports in association with Vasco Sports Club, will be held on December 11 from Chicalim SAG ground in Vasco. Nitin Bandekar, president of Vasco Sports club said this years response has been overwhelming with over 6,000 participants across various categories. Goa River Marathon has runs catering to all kinds of runners, Marathon and Half Marathon routes for long distance marathoners, 10K route for short distance runners and a 5K route for everyone who would want to have some fun.The total prize money is Rs 7 lakh spread across various categories and we are happy to partner with NGOs- Ashadeep, Muskaan and Cooj for the 5K Fun walk/run, said Bandekar.”Shipa Shetty is the brand ambassador and will flag off the races,” he added. PTI MCS NRB AH AH RDSlast_img read more

Candice Warner blames herself for husband David’s involvement in ball-tampering scandal

first_imgDavid Warner’s wife Candice blamed herself for her husband’s involvement in the ball-tampering scandal, saying that the incident is “killing” her.Warner broke down during a press conference on Saturday and asked for forgiveness as an emotional Candice watched from the back of the room.”I feel like it’s all my fault and it’s killing me — it’s absolutely killing me,” Candice Warner was quoted by Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph.Warner, handed a one year ban by Cricket Australia, said at the press conference that he had resigned to the idea that he might not play for Australia ever again.WATCH DAVID WARNER’S EMOTIONAL APOLOGY”He’s just such an emotional wreck and I think he was sitting there hearing words but not really being able to process. If people could understand – which they probably won’t because there’s so many people out there that want answers – but if they could just sympathise just slightly with the month that he’s had. I’m sure there were things he wanted to say but he just couldn’t get it out. He is hurting. He is seriously, seriously struggling and he’s not in a great headspace,” she added.Also read – Major takeaways from emotional David Warner press conferenceWarner landed in Australia on Thursday night and was promptly handed with flashlights and probing microphones, as he reasoned with the crowd present. He was with his wife and two daughters.”I never want to do a ‘poor me’ story or anything like that whatsoever. But Dave would come home from the game and see me in tears in the bedroom, and the girls just looking at their mum, it’s been heartbreaking,” she said.advertisementAlso read – Warner breaks down and apologises to wife and daughtersWarner had been dogged with controversies throughout the South African tour, including the much publicised clash with Quinton de Kock. Quinton de Kock’s reponse to Warner’s words was to mention Sonny Bill William, a New Zealand rugby player, who reportedly had an affair had with Warner’s wife Candice, before he had met her. South Africa officials were also pictured with three spectators wearing Williams’s face masks during the second Test.”When we were in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Dave would come home and, yes, I always put on a strong front and I turn out to the games. But seeing them wearing the masks, to have people staring and pointing and laughing at me, to have the signs, to have, you know, the songs made up about me, I would have to sit there and cop that. And he had to just cope with it, he was protecting me as much as he could and protecting the girls.Also read – Warner resigned to the fact he may never play for Australia again”Things that have happened in the past, I deserved that. I brought that upon myself. But what happened in South Africa was on a complete other level. And again, it’s not an excuse,” Candice added.Warner has not been spared on Social Media even after apologising, with people calling him out for tagging his wife and daughters. Allegations were doing the rounds that Warner was trying to hide behind his wife and daughters was ridiculed by Candice.”All these reports, why I was the only one left in South Africa and all that is total rubbish because there’s a handful of girls – Tim Paine’s wife, Pat Cummins’ partner – there’s a heap of them still there. There’s been so much fabrication on this and it’s just, I personally have had enough,” she said.last_img read more

England women’s coach Phil Neville deletes tweets

first_img Louise Taylor Neville deleted his Twitter account on Tuesday evening and has yet to confirm or deny he sent the tweets. In the 41-year-old’s defence, it is possible he deleted the account before setting up a new one to reflect his new role, for which he has signed a three-year deal. “I’m honoured to be given the chance to lead England,” said the former Manchester United and Everton player. “This squad’s on the verge of something special and I believe I can lead them to the next level.”Neville was confirmed as Mark Sampson’s successor shortly after arriving in La Manga in southern Spain on Tuesday where the squad, captained by Steph Houghton, are attending a winter training camp. “There’s no greater honour than representing your country and it will be a privilege to do it again,” he added. “I can’t wait to get down to work with an elite group of players at the top of their game.”Neville’s appointment is controversial for other reasons. While he holds the pro-licence qualification and has previously served as a coach under both David Moyes at Manchester United and his brother, Gary, at Valencia, as well as with the men’s England Under-21 team, he has never been a manager in his own right. Moreover he has no experience in the women’s game and did not apply for the job when it was advertised after Sampson’s dismissal on grounds of unacceptable behaviour with a player in a previous job. Q&A Explainer: Phil Neville appointment Phil Neville appointment a kick in the teeth for better qualified coaches Neville will be thrown in at the deep end when England fly to the United States for the prestigious She Believes Cup in March, where they will face France, Germany and the US. After that comes a World Cup qualifier against Wales in Southampton in April.More immediately his appointment has provoked a mixed reaction. Katie Chapman, the former Chelsea and England midfielder, said: “Surely there must be coaches out there who’ve had experience in the women’s game, and of actually being a manager?”Rachel Brown-Finnis, a former England goalkeeper, disagreed. “He would inspire me,” she said. “He’s a great fit. This is a someone who has worked under Sir Alex Ferguson and has a winning mentality.” Read more Since Sampson’s sacking in September the squad has been under the caretaker charge of Mo Marley. Another pro-licence holder, she decided she did not want the senior role long-term and will return to her previous post leading England’s development teams.By last month, the FA had compiled a three-person shortlist but, ultimately, none of the trio wanted the top job. While John Herdman, the favourite, moved from coaching Canada women to that country’s men, Nick Cushing remained at Manchester City and Laura Harvey, the former Arsenal and Seattle Reign coach, accepted a new post with Utah Royals. Phil Neville Was this helpful? Hide Who is Phil Neville? Phil Neville is a former professional footballer who represented England and won several titles with his boyhood club Manchester United. The 41-year-old has now been appointed coach of the England women’s team, his first managerial role in the sport.How has his appointment been met?The decision to give the job to Neville has proven controversial. Firstly this is down to his lack of experience as a coach, especially in the women’s game. It has also been reported that Neville did not apply for the vacancy until he was encouraged to do so by the Football Association.Why has he become embroiled in a Twitter storm?Neville has come under scrutiny for messages he posted on the social media network. Several messages that could be construed as sexist were found on his account, including one particularly bad one about domestic abuse (seemingly intended as a “joke”). There was another about equal pay and an apparently earnest message which apologised for wishing good morning to his male followers only because “I thought the women would of [sic] been busy preparing breakfast”. Neville has now deactivated his account.Is this bad news for the Football Association?The controversy carries extra resonance because Neville was the man chosen to replace Mark Sampson, the previous England women’s coach, who was removed after a scandal in which he was found to have made racially discriminatory comments to two England women’s players, Eni Aluko and Drew Spence. Share on WhatsApp Topics Under Sampson England reached the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup and the 2017 European Championship, as his team rose to No 3 and No 1 in the respective world and European rankings. Neville’s challenge is to lead the Lionesses to glory at next year’s World Cup in France. England women’s football team Marina Hyde Philip Neville (@fizzer18)Extremely proud and honoured to be the head coach of the @Lionesses and Im unbelievably excited about the challenges ahead!! 23, 2018 His first task will be to win the hearts and minds of a squad bruised by Sampson’s departure. The Welshman was found to have made two racially discriminatory comments to Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence but most of England’s players remained extremely supportive of him.Baroness Sue Campbell, the FA director of women’s football, said: “We will build a brilliant team around Phil. His enthusiasm, passion and desire for the role impressed us all. Once he emerged as a candidate we knew we had the right person. We knew we needed a winner with innovative ideas who will fit in well with the dynamic setup we have at St George’s Park.” Share via Email Never managed and didn’t apply: how the FA made Phil Neville its No 1 Phil Neville says he feels “honoured” to have been given the job of coaching the England women’s team but his appointment immediately became embroiled in controversy after highly dubious tweets Neville appears to have sent a few years ago began to circulate, with one making light of domestic violence.The message, which was posted via Neville’s long-standing Twitter handle @fizzer18 on 1 July 2011, reads: “Relax I’m back chilled – just battered the wife!!! Feel better now!” Another from the same account, and which was sent on 3 December 2012, reads: “U women of [sic] always wanted equality until it comes to paying the bills #hypocrites”. news Read more Share on Pinterest Thank you for your feedback. 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Reader Thoughts: Where is Chuba in the Passing Game?

first_imgI got this excellent email from a reader this week and thought I would share his thoughts (and mine!) with everyone.I’m going to wait until after the bye week to really consider #Chuba4Heisman but right now I’m just concerned that we don’t throw him the ball. Sure, we basically don’t throw the ball to anyone not named Wallace either, but shouldn’t we be seeing some screens, swings, and wheels?Looking at old Princeton box scores I see some of the same trends, the same two pass-catchers caught 55 percent or more of all completed passes in 2017 and 2018, and the RBs were essentially uninvolved. Justice and Chuba combined to catch just over 12 percent of completed passes in 2017 and 2018. RBs so far this year have caught just 4.5 percent (a grand total of four btw) of completed passes, and all of those RBs are Chuba.I would like to think we learned from not using Tyreek enough in 2014 to at least ask the question: Why isn’t Chuba involved more in the passing game and how can we get him there? Is it more that he’s there and open, but Wallace or Stoner are more open? Thanks for all y’all do on the site. -Daniel R.This is a great question and something I’ve noticed as well! I don’t know the specific scheming reasons here, but I do think the broader reason is mostly a function of Spencer Sanders’ inexperience.I would guess the majority of those 12 percent of catches from Justice and Chuba in 2017 and 2018 were on check-downs where the play broke further down the field. Maybe a handful of them were called screens or inside passes or whatever.Regardless, Sanders doesn’t check down very well for a couple of reasons. The first is that the game looks like it’s 2x speed for him right now. The second is because he doesn’t need to. That is, when plays break down for him, he’s more likely to take off than Rudolph or Cornelius (this is like saying Gundy is more likely to use a comb than Boynton, I guess, but you get the point).Now whether he should be taking off instead of checking down is a different story. Chuba in space is terrifying on all of the levels, and sometimes checking down provides the most space.I’m with you, too, I think OSU should spread him out more instead of running him between the tackles over and over again. As an aside: Remember when we weren’t positive he even could run between the tackles? 😂OR you could even line Chuba out wide like the Chiefs do with Tyreek and have him run wild on the edge out there.The more Chuba is spread out the harder it is for a defense to figure out where he’s going to end up, and thus the more scary he is as a weapon in Oklahoma State’s offense. If it’s even possible for someone who just put up 296 on 25 carries against a real defense to be more scary.Also, I asked our Xs & Os guy, Dustin Ragusa, and here’s what he said.A lot of the passing plays have involved play action, as well as play-action roll outs, and RPOs. The running back isn’t normally involved as a pass option on those.Also, as we’ve seen, Spencer would prefer to give Wallace a chance, even when he’s covered, as opposed to dumping it down. So, basically, all the receivers besides Tylan aren’t getting many targets, meaning Chuba isn’t either. As we saw last week where McCray got zero.And the running back isn’t a pass option in play action and RPOs normally because the fake is going to him, especially in an RPO since the line is blocking run, Spencer has to throw to the pass read quickly (or there will be an ineligible man downfield) so the running back is never the throw there. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

To replace Alka Lamba AAP may field Pankaj Gupta from Chandni Chowk

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party might field its Lok Sabha candidate Pankaj Gupta from Chandni Chowk in the next assembly elections, sources said. Gupta might replace Alka Lamba, who last Sunday said she has decided to resign from the primary membership of the party and will contest the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls as an independent candidate.The AAP said it is ready to accept her resignation even on Twitter. The party alleged that Lamba has been neglecting her constituency as she is always “busy on foreign tours and vacations”. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to sources, the party is looking for a replacement for Lamba and have zeroed on Gupta. However, no official confirmation was given either by the party or Gupta in the matter. The AAP suffered a crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha polls and lost on all seven seats in Delhi. Gupta got 1.44 lakh of the cumulative 9.8 lakh votes and lost his security deposit in the Lok Sabha polls. According to sources, Gupta has been asked to start preparing for contesting the polls. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMoreover, the party is also looking for suitable candidates from Karawal Nagar, Bijwasan and Gandhi Nagar whose MLAs –Kapil Mishra, Anil Kumar Bajpai and Devender Sehrawat were disqualified. According to sources, BJP leader from Bijwasan Assembly, Kishan Kumar Sehrawat is being considered for replacing Devender while party member Durgesh Pathak might replace Mishra. The AAP has already started assessment of its MLAs for the upcoming polls. An AAP leader said they have hired a start-up to evaluate the performance of the MLAs and give its report to the top leadership. He, however, did not give details of the start-up hired. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal last month chaired a meeting of party MLAs to review Aapka Vidhayak Aapke Dwar’, a public outreach programme launched after the party lost the Lok Sabha election in Delhi. Under the programme, MLAs interact with the public to know about their problems. A senior party leader said the programme was launched after an analysis of the Lok Sabha election failure showed that the party needed more work at the ground level. The second phase of the programme has also been launched under which the MLAs would increase their outreach with people of their assemblies. Assembly polls in Delhi are expected to be held in February next year.last_img read more

Sugarlands Kristian Bush To Perform At Charity Show

first_imgIn October, multi-platinum Streamsound recording artist Kristian Bush of Sugarland and Goodwill Industries International announced their #GiveItAway partnership to encourage donations of used clothing and goods.To get in the holiday spirit and help kick off the new campaign, Bush and Goodwill are teaming up for a full-band concert and donation event, sponsored by KKBQ-FM “The New 93Q” in Houston, TX, to be held on Thursday, December 11 at the Big Texas Dancehall (South). Fans are encouraged to bring either an item or financial donation for FREE entry into the concert event, with all donations benefiting Goodwill Houston.The #GiveItAway campaign was sparked by Bush’s Top 30-and-climbing single, “Trailer Hitch,” which reminds us that we collect so many things that we don’t need and we can’t take it with us when we go… so why not “give it away”? The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness of Goodwill’s mission to transform lives through the power of creating jobs.“This feels perfect,” says Bush of this upcoming concert. “KKBQ was the first radio station I visited to play my new music at the start of this year. So now it just seems right to wrap up this amazing 2014 with a big holiday blowout in Houston. I’m excited that I get to use my partnership with Goodwill to do something good for this community, and I hope country fans will come out for a great night of live music in the name of giving back.”Using the catchy, irresistible hook of “Trailer Hitch,” Bush is helping to spread the word that when fans “give it away” to Goodwill, the revenue from the sale of their donated clothing, electronics, and small household goods goes directly to create employment opportunities for people in their communities with disabilities or disadvantages.“The simple act of giving away what you no longer need builds independence and dignity for people who need support to provide for themselves and their families,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Bush’s message in ‘Trailer Hitch’ aligns perfectly with Goodwill’s mission by helping people realize the impact they have by donating the items they no longer need to Goodwill.”“Trailer Hitch” brings Bush’s voice to the foreground and is the lead single from his forthcoming debut solo album, SOUTHERN GRAVITY (Streamsound Records), executive produced by Byron Gallimore. “Trailer Hitch” is available on iTunes.WHEN: 
Thursday, December 11
Show starts at 9PM / Doors open at 6PM
Open to 18+WHERE: 
Big Texas Dancehall (South)
803 E. Nasa Rd. 1
Webster, TX 77598For more information about the upcoming event in Houston, click here.Fans are encouraged to donate at the event in Houston and to continue donating to Goodwill year round. For more information on the #GiveItAway campaign, click here.last_img read more

Cornwall a second home for floodbeleaguered Kashechewan residents

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe evacuation of the Kashechewan First Nation continues for the fifth day in a row.The remote First Nation has a long history of flooding.APTN’s Annette Francis caught up with some evacuees in the host community of Cornwall, Ont., to see how they’re settling in.last_img

King Mohammed VI Among First African Leaders to Arrive in Ethiopia…

Rabat – King Mohammed VI is reportedly among the first African leaders, who have arrived at Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport. Landing at approximately 2:30 AM, King Mohamed VI has travelled to Ethiopia to attend the African Union (AU) summit, scheduled to take place on January 30 and 31.Morocco’s return to the pan-African organization is considered a key item on the summit’s agenda, while the appointment a new president of the Commission of the AU, is also an important agenda item. One of five current candidates for the succession of outgoing South African, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, will be appointed to the role. Kenya’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and one of the five presidential candidates, Amina Mohamed, expressed her support for Morocco’s return to the African organization on Thursday.Earlier this week, Morocco officially notified the countries constituting the Commission of the AU of this development.The King departed Morocco for Ethiopia on Friday afternoon from Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.The King is accompanied by Prince Moulay Ismail and an official delegation consisting of his advisor, Fouad Ali El Himma, Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, Delegate to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita and a number of dignitaries. read more

US consumer sentiment up in May to highest in nearly a year

US consumer sentiment up in May to highest in nearly a year by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted May 27, 2016 8:29 am MDT Last Updated May 27, 2016 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Americans turned more optimistic about the economy in May than the previous month, buoyed by steady hiring and higher incomes.The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 94.7 in May, the highest in nearly a year. That’s up from 89 in April.The increase could drive greater economic growth, as a more optimistic consumer is typically more likely to spend. Consumer spending accounts for roughly 70 per cent of U.S. economic activity. The economy slowed to a crawl in the first three months of this year, growing just 0.8 per cent at an annual rate. Yet most analysts expect growth to rebound in the April-June quarter.Richard Curtin, chief economist for the survey, said the sentiment index has been higher than last month’s reading only four times in the last 110 surveys.Americans are also feeling better about their finances. More consumers cited income gains than at any time since late 2000, Curtin said, and fewer people complained about price increases than at any time since 2003. That means inflation is less of a concern.Still, the survey detected some notes of caution, stemming from the presidential election. The economic policies of the next president were cited by consumers as their biggest uncertainty.“This will temper consumer spending by acting to maintain a higher level of precautionary savings,” Curtin said.The survey also included some positive news for the housing market: More Americans are confident that they can sell their homes at healthy prices.That suggests one factor that has held back housing could be fading. Even as home prices have risen for several years, many homeowners still owed more on their mortgages than their homes were worth, making it difficult to sell. Others had so little equity that selling would have left them little or no down payment for a new home.Those trends have limited the number of homes available for sale, which in turn has pushed up prices and made many homes unaffordable to would-be purchasers, particularly younger first-time buyers.Yet now, more Americans expect they can sell their homes for prices that will be high enough to avoid losses, Curtin says. That could result in more homes being listed for sale and provide an additional boost to the housing market during the spring and summer buying season. In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, photo, shoppers carry their bags through the Downtown Crossing of Boston. On Friday, May 27, 2016, the University of Michigan issues its monthly index of consumer sentiment for May. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) read more

Yemens children at immediate risk of severe malnutrition as fighting continues –

Briefing the press in Geneva, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac warned that 120,000 children in Yemen remain at immediate risk of severe malnutrition over the coming three months if health and hygiene services failed to resume normal functioning. Mr. Boulierac explained that restrictions on commercial imports of fuel and food are largely to blame for the rapidly deteriorating situation facing the country’s children. He added that another 2.5 million children under five years of age were at immediate risk of diarrhoea while 1.2 children were likely to suffer from preventable diseases such as pneumonia and measles as vaccination campaigns had ground to a halt. More than 1,400 people have been killed and 300,000 have fled their homes in nearly three months of fighting in the war-torn Gulf nation. Emergency relief and medical teams from abroad are struggling to fly in to scale-up the humanitarian operation to address the needs of increasingly vulnerable Yemenis.Insecurity and lack of fuel have also limited access to and delivery of services. Partners report difficulty providing medical services as result of the current security situation and continued airstrikes targeting Haradh, Sa’ada and Sana’a. Food relief partners have reported they have had to suspend assistance in several districts due to lack of fuel.Jens Laerke, for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), confirmed that regular commercial imports of fuel had become the main issue and called for them to increase. The primary obstacle, he explained, was an inspection regime instituted by a recent Security Council resolution and which had resulted in a crippling effect on humanitarian operations.In addition to the limited access to fuel, food imports had also been impacted, cautioned Mr. Laerke as he noted that 90 percent of the country depended on their food from imports. Against that backdrop, the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) – which also addressed the briefing – cited reports of 484 suspected cases of dengue fever with two reported deaths. A spokesperson for the WHO said the UN agency was on the ground and trying to send rapid diagnostic kits for both dengue and malaria but could not confirm the dengue cases without lab testing. The spokesperson added that between 19 March and 4 May the number of casualties across the country had shot up to 1,439 deaths and 5,951 injuries, including 71 children deaths. read more

Heading longhaul this summer Get the polio vaccination says the HSE

first_imgPakistan*Cameroon*Syria*NigeriaAfghanistanEquatorial GuineaEthiopiaIraqIsraelSomalia A DRAMATIC RISE in the number of cases of polio in several countries has prompted a call for travellers to these areas to get vaccinated.The World Health Organisation has called the re-emergence of the disease a ‘public health emergency’.The United Nations health agency convened a two-day closed-door emergency talks last month amid concern that the virus, which currently affects 10 countries worldwide, was spreading.Now the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is recommending people travelling to African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries to ensure they have received the vaccination.“Vaccination against polio in Ireland is provided as part of the routine childhood immunisation schedule,” Dr Suzanne Cotter said said.“However if somebody has not been vaccinated against polio for whatever reason, then polio vaccination is recommended for all travellers to polio-endemic or epidemic areas.”She noted that 10 countries currently have ‘active wild poliovirus outbreaks’ – and it could begin spreading further.In 1988, the disease was endemic in 125 countries, and 350,000 cases were recorded worldwide, according to WHO data.WHO are especially alarmed that the recent cross-border spread of the disease came during the traditional low season, warning that the situation could deteriorate as the high season begins in May.The HSPC have said that if you are travelling to the following countries, you need to ensure you have been vaccinated: *International certificates of polio vaccination may be required for long-term visitors to, or residents from, these countries before departing.Additional reporting by AFPRead: Spread of polio is now an official international health emergency >last_img read more

Social security bill to fill 2014 state budget gap

first_imgLabor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis announced on Sunday that the new bill on social security will provide for the 500 million euros of cuts needed to cover the gap that Athens believes next year’s budget will produce. He also ensured that the retirement age is not going to change.Speaking in an interview on Mega Channel, Vroutsis said the half-billion gap the government expects for 2014 will be covered through combatting social security contribution evasion, partly from employer declarations on staff payment, partly through electronic cross-checking and partly via the Social Security Contribution Collection Center. Cross-checking will also concern the benefits handed out by local authorities.The minister said that companies with debts to social security funds will have their assets confiscated according to the legislation about the collection of public revenues.He revealed that a debt collection company that is a bank subsidiary owes 7.5 million euros to the state.Vroutsis further said there will be no cuts to pensions from healthy social security funds, despite the government’s pledge to reduce their non-salary costs to the level of the Social Security Foundation (IKA).“This is a difficult equation, but I will exhaust all efforts so that the pensioners of that group do not get affected,” pledged the minister.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Les allergies progressent de plus en plus en Inde

first_imgLes allergies progressent de plus en plus en IndeSelon une étude de la World Allergy Organisation (WAO), l’association internationale des sociétés d’allergologie, les allergies augmentent de façon préoccupante en Inde. Ces allergies touchent pour l’instant entre 20% et 30% de la population en Inde mais pourraient encore progresser. Les allergies les plus connues dont l’asthme, l’eczéma, l’urticaire, l’angioedème et les allergies alimentaires, aux médicaments et aux insectes touchent actuellement près d’un tiers des Indiens. Depuis les années 1960, les allergies n’ont fait qu’augmenter, touchant de plus en plus de personnes en Inde. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ainsi, les personnes atteintes d’asthme représentaient 1% de la population et les personnes atteintes de rhinites allergiques en constituaient 10% en 1964 contre 14 et 20% respectivement aujourd’hui. Une très forte augmentation qui touchent particulièrement les enfants. D’après des prévisions de la World Allergy Organisation (WAO), l’association internationale des sociétés d’allergologie, environ 50% des enfants indiens pourraient être touchés par des allergies d’ici 2050.Pour expliquer cette croissance préoccupante, les spécialistes évoquent notamment la pollution atmosphérique qui plane sur le pays. En effet, l’Inde présente la plus mauvaise qualité de l’air au monde, suivie par le Bangladesh, le Népal, le Pakistan et la Chine, selon une étude réalisée par les universités de Yale et de Colombia. Le niveau de particules fines y serait même près de cinq fois supérieur à la limite sanitaire. Le 29 février 2012 à 16:22 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Attack on Titan LiveAction Adaptation Canceled Due To Crew Member Death

first_img Attack on Titan fans in Japan looking forward to a stage play based on the ridiculously popular anime series are dealing with a rather hard blow dealt to the fandom. Unfortunately, the live theater show has been canceled after the death of a crew member has transpired. The live-action adaptation of the anime series is canceled indefinitely, since moving on after the passing of a beloved crew member is understandably hard to take for the rest of the cast.NHK Japan reports that Kazutaka Yoshino the deceased was part of the play in a role that utilized wire suspension devices. He was a 38-year-old acrobat who was suspended up in the air before falling to his death. He was taken straight to the hospital after his fall from Tokyo Disneyland, but he was unfortunately pronounced dead after arriving shortly after.Police investigated the death, and it appeared that Yoshino had fallen about 10 meters off of the stage, and there is research underway at present to see if there were issues with safety that could have prevented Yoshino’s fall and the crew members’ loss. It doesn’t appear at this time that there’s any correlation between the stage play and the incident other than the fact that the crew member was employed there.Unfortunately, and understandably, the show will not be performed as it had previously been planned in Tokyo Disneyland. The staff has explained that there simply isn’t a way to move forward in the process without Yoshino and released a press release apologizing to eager fans for the inconvenience. Our condolences go out to the Attack on Titan live action crew family, and hopefully, we’ll see another stage play in the future going forward, as it would certainly be an interesting twist on the series thus far. Stay on target The Best Anime On HuluThis Might Be Attack On Titan’s Goriest Moment Of The Series So Far last_img read more

Hutchison raises concern on West Ham Anderson bid

first_imgWest Ham are allegedly discussing with Italian club Lazio for their attacker Felipe Anderson, but midfielder Don Hutchison has raised his personal concerns about the potential transfer.Hammers have offered a bid worth over £35million for the Brazilian and Manuel Pellegrini’s side are now in talks with Lazio about trying to negotiate a summer deal for the 25-year-old, according to Daily Mail.Nevertheless, former Irons midfielder Hutchison has described him as “very lazy” at times and feels he could be a slightly risky signing. The 25-year-old right-winger has netted four goals and provided seven assists in 21 appearances in Serie A last season.“This lad so much ability, I’ve commentated on him a dozen times, not many good games,” Hutchison wrote on his personal Twitter account.What we learned from day 2 of the Premier League? Taimoor Khan – August 20, 2019 The new Premier League season is only two weeks old but it has already taught us a few things that could define the campaign….“He needs to work so much harder!!!!! Very lazy but if West Ham can get a bit of fire in his belly, then he could come good.” This lad so much ability,I’ve commed on him a dozen times,not many good games. He Needs to work so much harder!!!!! Very lazy but if West Ham can get a bit of fire in his belly,then he could come good?— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) May 31, 2018last_img read more

Firefighters contain pair of nearby brush fires in Spring Valley

first_imgFirefighters contain pair of nearby brush fires in Spring Valley KUSI Newsroom, June 9, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Firefighters were able to quickly contain two small brush fires east of state Route 125 in the Spring Valley area Saturday afternoon.Both fires were reported after 3 p.m. — one was reported as covering a half-acre in open space near Leigh Avenue, the other covering about four acres in a similar open area near Elkelton Place just a half-mile north,according to San Miguel Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Justin Fuller.The two fires were contained by 3:45 p.m., Fuller said.No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.It wasn’t clear what caused the fires. Posted: June 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Schools Fake Injury Day draws complaint from parent

first_imgTo celebrate Spirit Week at Pacific Middle School Jan. 29-Feb. 1, Tuesday was Crazy Hair Day, Wednesday was Duct Tape Day, Thursday was Fake Injury Day and today is Green and Gold Day. Wait! Come again? Fake Injury Day?The father of a student takes issue with Fake Injury Day and called the school to state his opinion. Teacher Griffin Peyton, who is the Associated Student Body adviser, returned the parent’s phone call Thursday morning.Then the parent, who didn’t want to be identified, called The Columbian. He said he served more than 20 years in the Marine Corps, including combat tours, and he isn’t squeamish about violence, but he doesn’t think Fake Injury Day is appropriate in light of recent school shootings.Fake Injury Day has been part of the school’s Spirit Week for more than 10 years, according to Lonnie Hockhalter, associate principal who is serving as acting principal while Principal KathyStellfox is on medical leave. Hockhalter sat in and listened to Peyton’s phone conversation with the parent.“We’ve never had a complaint about this day,” Hockhalter said. “It’s been a tradition for quite some time. It came through the ASB officers as something the kids wanted to do.”last_img read more