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first_imgIn a freak accident, a Class 9 student accidentally cut his friend’s throat with a knife while rehearsing a scene for a play to be enacted during the school’s annual drama competition, the police said on Sunday.However, the boy survived and was taken to a hospital in south Mumbai after the incident on Friday, where he received six stitches, a senior police official said.No complaints filed “The incident took place when the students were rehearsing for a drama competition. The victim’s parents were also present when it happened,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone I) Manoj Kumar Sharma said. “The boy’s parents have given us in writing that what happened was a mistake and unintentional. Hence, they do not wish to file any complaint,” he added.last_img read more

3 12 19

first_img Photo by Marcelo de Freitas, Cresta, South Africa Lying in wait at the water’s edge, four legs on a leaf and four legs feeling the water for vibrations, the Dolomedes triton spider can catch a fish twice its size in an instant. Holding on tight, it injects its aquatic prey with a deadly dose of venom and drags it to dry land, where it spends hours pumping it full of digestive enzymes and slurping up the fish’s liquefied flesh.Fish-eating spiders sound like something out of a nightmare, but until recently, scientists were pretty sure only a few kinds of arachnids could do it. Now, a new survey shows that at least 26 species of spiders know how to fish—and they live on every continent except for Antarctica.Martin Nyffeler, an arachnologist from the University of Basel in Switzerland, began collecting reports of unusual spider prey as a side interest while researching more traditional spider-insect interactions. After publishing reports on spiders that eat snails and bats, he turned his attention to spiders that fish, and discovered a mismatch between what textbooks say about fishing spiders, and what a Google Images search clearly shows.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)According to the textbooks, Nyffeler says, fishing spiders are mainly those in the Dolomedes genus and the related genus Nilus. These spiders live in North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia, where they earn names like dock spiders and raft spiders because they live near bodies of water, can walk on the water’s surface, and have hairs on their bodies that trap air to help them float and breathe when they go under.Photographs of Dolomedes eating fish—often in laboratory settings—aren’t hard to find, but it turns out these spiders aren’t the only ones that do this. After digging up 89 reports of wild spiders preying on fish, including some known only from photos shared online, Nyffeler and his colleagues discovered that spiders from at least eight different families have been documented preying on fish in the wild,  they report today in PLOS ONE. For example, spiders in the genus Ancylometes, which can be as wide as 20 centimeters from toe tip to toe tip and can dive for up to 20 minutes, prowl the edges of South American ponds at night, catching fish in addition to their known prey of frogs, tadpoles, and lizards—behavior often documented by amateur photographers but never before recognized by scientists.Although spiders that catch fish were found across the globe, almost all were in tropical latitudes. Nyffeler thinks that may be because warmer water holds less oxygen, forcing fish to spend more time at the surface where spiders wait.Fish seem to be a “big ticket” prey item for these spiders, which are probably catching aquatic insects for most of their diet but really luck out when they land a fish, Nyffeler says. While insect prey tends to be much smaller than a spider’s body, the fish that spiders catch can be much larger—the average fish in this survey was twice the body size (not counting legs) of the spider that caught it. The team found reports of fish as big as 9 grams, but believes the largest spiders could probably catch prey as big as 30 grams—about an ounce.”This review is a valuable introduction to the phenomenon of fish predation by spiders,” says David Wise, an ecologist who studies spiders’ role in food webs at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Still, he calls the work “largely confirmatory” because the known fishing spiders like Dolomedes made up about 80% of the observations.”Given the sheer number of fishes in most water bodies, I doubt spider predation has much of an impact on the fish populations,” says Richard Vari, an ichthyologist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Still, he says, “there is every reason to believe that future observations will both increase the number of species demonstrating this feeding pattern and the areas of the world where it occurs.” A Nilus spider with a killifish it caught in a fishing net in a stream near Kribi, Cameroon. Photo by Andreas Kettenburg, Thousand Oaks, California, USA By Beth SkwareckiJun. 18, 2014 , 5:00 PM Photo by Duncan Reid, Yale University, USA Slideshow: Fish-eating spiders more common than thought Dolomedes triton with a Sonora chub that it caught in a small stream in Sycamore Canyon, Arizona. Dolomedes triton with a Sonora chub that it caught in a small stream in Sycamore Canyon, Arizona. center_img Photo by Marcelo de Freitas, Cresta, South Africa ‹› Photo by Andreas Kettenburg, Thousand Oaks, California, USA A Nilus spider with a 4-cm fish it pulled out of a garden pond in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. A Trechalea spider with its catch on the bank of the Maicuru River in Brazil. Photo by Jacques Jangoux, Belém, Brazil A Nilus spider with a 4-cm fish it pulled out of a garden pond in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. last_img read more

30 11 19

first_imgAaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Aaron Hicks #31 and Brett Gardner #11 after defeating the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins with a score of 4 to 8. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Minutes into the playoff debut for these young New York Yankees, they trailed Minnesota by three runs. Their starting pitcher lasted just one out. A sellout crowd was stunned.Could their postseason be over almost before it began?ADVERTISEMENT Nope. A strange AL wild-card game was only just beginning.“We’ve had a quite a few games where we’ve gotten down early,” Aaron Judge said. “Just keep battling. Just stay calm. Just play your game, and good things will happen.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJudge, Didi Gregorius and a brilliant bullpen rescued New York and lifted the Yankees to their first postseason victory in five years.Gregorius’ three-run homer tied the score in the first inning after Minnesota knocked out Luis Severino, a pumped-up Judge showed his most emotion this season when he hit a two-run shot in his playoff debut and the Yankees beat the Twins 8-4 Tuesday night. New York plays the Indians in a best-of-five Division Series starting Thursday. “We’re not done yet,” Judge said. “We’ve just got to keep it rolling in Cleveland.”Brett Gardner also homered for the Yankees, who chased Ervin Santana after two innings and once again eliminated Minnesota from the playoffs.Chad Green, David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle and Aroldis Chapman combined for 8 2/3 innings of one-run, five-hit relief, striking out 13 to tie the postseason record for a bullpen.“It was just remarkable,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.Twins manager Paul Molitor marveled at the Yankees relievers and Girardi’s use of them over 142 pitches.“He extended some guys probably past their comfort zone,” the Hall of Famer said. “They still performed.”ADVERTISEMENT Brian Dozier led off the game with a home run and Eddie Rosario hit a two-run drive as the Twins burst to a quick lead.But Santana went to full counts on eight of 11 batters, and he was removed after six outs and 64 pitches with the Twins trailing 4-3.“It’s the exhilaration of jumping out,” Molitor said, “and then the deflation of giving it back so quickly.”Minnesota, the first team to follow a 100-loss season with a playoff appearance, lost its 13th consecutive postseason game, tying the record set by Boston from 1986-95. The Twins have been eliminated by the Yankees in five of their last six postseason appearances and have not won a playoff series since 2002.“Nobody expected us to be here,” Byron Buxton said. “That’s an amazing achievement.”New York won nine regular-season games after trailing by three runs, according to the Elias Sports Bureau — including when Severino fell behind against the Twins on Sept. 20 as New York rebounded to complete a series sweep. Gregorius erased the deficit in this one four batters into the bottom of the first.“I was hyped, and I tried to get the game going, tried to get the guys going,” he said.Judge, the 6-foot-7 sensation who set a rookie record with 52 home runs, was given a Ruthian ovation, with several sections of fans holding signs in his honor spelling out “All Rise!” He scored three runs, hitting a single to help ignite the first-inning rally, smoking a 108 mph home run off loser Jose Berrios in the fourth and walking in the seventh before coming home when Alan Busenitz walked Aaron Hicks with the bases loaded.Judge shouted in excitement as he rounded first base after the homer, his face flush with emotion.“This place was rocking. It was incredible,” he said. New York had made only one postseason appearance since 2012, losing the 2015 wild-card game to Houston 3-0. Just three Yankees who started that game were in the starting lineup, part of a Baby Bombers movement that purged the roster of veterans.At 23, Severino was the youngest Yankees postseason starter since Andy Pettitte in 1995. The right-hander lasted only 29 pitches on a crisp autumn night and matched the Yankees’ shortest postseason start, by Bob Turley in Game 2 of the 1958 World Series and Art Ditmar in the 1960 World Series opener.Severino was shaking his head as walked to the dugout and Green replaced him with runners at second and third. Green struck out Buxton and Jason Castro , then fanned three in a row in the second.“I think we’re all ready to be in from the first to the ninth,” Green said.Robertson came in with the bases loaded in the third and allowed Buxton’s RBI grounder , then struck out Castro.Robertson tired in the sixth but earned the win, leaving after 52 pitches and 3 1/3 innings. His only longer professional outing was 3 2/3 innings for Double-A Trenton in April 2008.Kahnle relieved with a runner on and retired Joe Mauer on a flyout to the warning track . After Kahnle threw 2 1/3 perfect innings , Chapman struck out three around a hit in the ninth.A pitcher named Santana — Johan Santana — beat the Yankees for the Twins’ last postseason win in 2004. But Ervin Santana’s career postseason ERA climbed to 6.57, contributing to a first inning that lasted 45 minutes and three innings that took 1:43.Gardner walked leading off, Judge poked a single to center and Gregorius lined a fastball over the right-field scoreboard. Brushed off the plate by a 2-2 pitch in the second, Gardner sent Santana’s next offering into the second deck in right for a 4-3 lead.Green struck out the side in the second, but left in the third after a leadoff single and two walks loaded the bases. Buxton hit into a run-scoring forceout before Robertson struck out Castro, and the Yankees went ahead for good in the bottom half when Gary Sanchez doubled off Berrios leading off and scored on Greg Bird’s two-out single. 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first_img footballgermanyreferee First Published: November 22, 2019, 5:16 PM IST Berlin: A regional league footballer in Germany was banned Thursday for three years, and his club suspended for six months, after he punched a referee who had just sent him off.The player from FSV Muenster has been charged with assault and banned from playing by the governing body in Hesse for punching the 22-year-old referee in a regional league game against TV Semd last month. The official was knocked out by the punch and had to be airlifted to hospital.The Muenster club in west Germany has also been suspended from playing for six months and fined 500 euros ($553).”Something like that does not belong on a sports pitch and the three-years are fully justified, it was the highest possible penalty,” Theodor Greiner of the Hessian Football Association (HFV), told AFP subsidiary SID.Greiner suspects the three-year ban handed to the player “could well be changed to life” when the HFV meets at the weekend.FSV Muenster immediately suspended their team from playing after the incident and the club’s president has said the player responsible will be held liable for the fine.There was another violent incident in the lower leagues on Wednesday when a cup semi-final in south-west Germany was called off after an assistant referee was knocked to the ground during the match. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

18 11 19

first_imgManchester United centre half Phil Jones has recovered from a leg injury and will be fit to play in Saturday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur, manager Jose Mourinho has said.The England international was replaced by Victor Lindelof in the first half of the 2-1 loss to Huddersfield Town last weekend and the Swede’s errors contributed to United’s first league defeat of the season.”I think Jones will be (back) because, today, he was on the bench and he told me he will be ready in case I need him,” Mourinho said after Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Swansea City in the League Cup fourth round.”So I believe he’ll be even better for Saturday. Apart from that, I have no news and no hopes (for any other players).”United have not set a return date for injured midfielders Paul Pogba (hamstring), Michael Carrick (calf) and Marouane Fellaini (knee), while defender Eric Bailly is struggling with a groin problem.Long-term absentees Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo are expected to return from their knee injuries by the end of the year.Jones’s return will be a timely boost for second-placed United, who are tied on 20 points with Tottenham going into Saturday’s clash at Old Trafford.last_img read more

18 11 19

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares ATHENS (AP). AEK Athens ended Olympiakos’ undefeated run 22 games into the Greek  league season on Saturday, beating the defending champion 1-0.Ronald Vargas scored in the 78th minute, grabbing the rebound after Diego Buonanotte’s penalty kick hit the post.Olympiakos was left with 9 players after Luka Milivojevic was dismissed with a second yellow card for handling the ball inside the area, a call which led to the penalty kick.Olympiakos had also lost Alberto Botia in the 47th with a direct red card for a last-man foul.AEK’s Rodrigo Gallo was also dismissed, in the 86th.Second-place AEK is 16 points behind Olympiakos with eight rounds remaining.Also, Platanias won 2-0 at Panthrakikos and Atromitos vs. Veria ended in a scoreless draw.last_img read more

17 11 19

first_imgWe finally have the complete lineup of all the 16 teams that have made it to the knockouts as the group stage of the FIFA World Cup 2018 came to an end on Thursday.The final day of the group stage saw Colombia beat Senegal 1-0 to top Group H while Japan lost to Poland 1-0 but still managed to go through to the next round on fair play.The final fixtures of the group matches saw Belgium beat England 1-0 to finish as Group G winners while Tunisia outclassed Panama 2-1 to end their campaign on a high.FIFA World Cup 2018: Full CoverageLet us first inform you about the 8 teams who managed to top their respective groups followed by the next best side:Group A – Uruguay, RussiaGroup B – Spain, PortugalGroup C – France, DenmarkGroup D – Croatia, ArgentinaGroup E – Brazil, SwitzerlandGroup F – Sweden, MexicoGroup G – Belgium, EnglandGroup H – Colombia, JapanThe biggest upset in the group stage was by far the exit of four-time champions Germany as they lost 2-0 against South Korea in Group F on Wednesday. It was also the sixth instance when the defending champions have been knocked out of the World Cup in the first stage.World Cup 2018: Heartbreak for Senegal, Tunisia sign off with a winMeanwhile, Senegal’s exit despite being on same points as Japan in Group H was also the first instance in World Cup history that a team had been eliminated by the amount of yellow cards they had accrued in the tournament.advertisementSenegal had only needed a point in their final Group H game to reach the next round, but defeat saw them miss out to Japan, who edged them for the runners-up spot by virtue of having a better disciplinary record. The Asian side ended in second position having picked up four yellow cards to Senegal’s six.So…#URUPOR #ESPRUS #FRAARG #CRODEN #BRAMEX #SWESUI #BELJPN #COLENGExcited? #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Kll9X54wbOFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 28, 2018ROUND OF 16 LINEUP & SCHEDULE India Today Photo India Today Photo India Today Photo India Today PhotoTwo matches will take place in the round of 16 every day from June 30 to July 3 in the following order:June 30 – France vs Argentina (7.30pm IST) followed by Uruguay vs Portugal (11.30pm IST)July 1 – Spain vs Russia (7.30pm IST) followed by Croatia vs Denmark (11.30pm IST)July 2 – Brazil vs Mexico (7.30pm IST) followed by Belgium vs Japan (11.30pm IST)July 3 – Sweden vs Switzerland (7.30pm IST) followed by Colombia vs England (11.30pm IST)last_img read more

17 11 19

first_imgFormer India captain Ajit Wadekar passed away at an age of 77 at Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital. Wadekar, who played 37 Tests for India and scored 2113 runs including one hundred and 14 half-centuries at an average of 31.07, will always be remembered as one of the greatest captains to have led the Indian cricket team.Wadekar took over as captain of the Indian team from Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and proved to be a leader par excellence. Not only was he a great cricketer but one who instilled the belief in Indian team that they could win over.The most memorable moment of his career will remain the series win in West Indies and England back in 1971.However, Wadekar had to retire after India were blanked 3-0 on the tour of England in 1974.READ – Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar dies aged 77Wadekar also served as India manager in the 1990s and enjoyed a successful stint with then captain Mohammad Azharuddin.Here are 10 facts major facts about Wadekar’s life and cricket:1. HOW AJIT WADEKAR BECAME A CRICKETER It was just a bus ride! Wadekar was studied engineering in Elphinstone college when he boarded a bus that happened to have his college senior and former leg-spinner Baloo Gupte. Gupte asked Wadekar if he can be his team’s 12th man and Wadekar agreed. The rest as they say is history.2. WHEN WADEKAR MADE HIS DEBUTWadekar made his first-class debut in 1958-59 but it took as long as 1966-67 for Wadekar to make his Test debut for India. He made his debut against West Indies in India and had a disastrous first game.advertisement3. WHEN WADEKAR BEGAN HIS LEGACYWadekar’s legacy began in the West Indies in 1971. Back in the days when defeating West Indies was considered an almost impossible job, Wadekar not only led his team to a win against a side that had the likes of Lance Gibbs, Rohan Kanhai, Clive Lloyd and Sir Garfield Sobers but beat them in their backyard.READ – Ajit Wadekar dies at 77: Cricket fraternity mourns death of legendary captain4. FIRST SERIES WIN IN ENGLAND Just months after defeating the mighty West Indies, India also conquered England under the captaincy of Wadekar. Wadekar’s usage of his spinners was top notch and that helped the Indian team win their first ever series in the tough English conditions.5. THE SPECIAL ASPECT OF WADEKAR’S CAPTAINCYWadekar is best known for his usage of spin. To make his spin attack effective, he placed specialist close-in fielders, picking names like Eknath Solkar, Sunil Gavaskar, himself and Venkatraghavan. At times, he would attack with five fielders in the ring around the bat.6. INDIA’S FIRST ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CAPTAINAjit Wadekar was India’s first captain in the limited-overs format (ODIs). In fact, Indian stalwarts like Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Vishwanath, S Venkatraghavan and Bishan Singh Bedi made their debuts under his captaincy.7. HOW WADEKAR RETIREDWadekar’s treatment just ahead of his retirement was perhaps ungrateful. Despite the fact that Wadekar had led India so brilliantly, he was vilified in 1974 when India was whitewashed in England 3-0. After that series, Wadekar retired immediately from all forms of cricket.8. WADEKAR’S RETURN TO INDIAN CRICKET Sachin Tendulkar was felicitated by Ajit Wadekar in 2010 in Mumbai. (Getty Images)Ajit Wadekar returned to Indian cricket after those unsavoury times of 1974 in September 1992 as the manager of the Indian cricket team for the historic first-ever tour of South Africa under the captaincy of Mohammad Azharuddin. Wadekar had a huge role in the successful captaincy of Azhar and even Anil Kumble came into his own under the watch of Wadekar.9. WHEN WADEKAR BECAME THE CHAIRMAN OF SELECTORSWadekar’s stint as the manager of India ended after the infamous loss in the 1996 World Cup semi-final but he returned as the chairman of selectors in 1998. Wadekar is the only cricketer apart from Lala Amarnath and Chandu Borde to have served as captain, manager, and selector in Indian cricket.10. WADEKAR AS MATCH REFEREEWadekar officiated as a match referee for a few games in the ICL and this forced a breakdown in relationship with the BCCI. He walked out of the league in 2009.last_img read more

25 10 19

first_imgThoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing T20 exhibition match in India: Alyssa HealyAlyssa Healy was one of the five Australians involved in the first-ever IPL women’s match last year in which Trailblazers took on the Supernovas.advertisement Asian News International MelbourneMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 12:17 IST Alyssa Healy represented Trailblazers in the women’s IPL exhibition match last year (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAlyssa Healy said she would love to travel to India for another IPL exhibition matchHealy was one of the five Australians involved in the first-ever IPL women’s match last year”It is probably the next step for the women’s game in the T20 format,” Healy saidAlyssa Healy, the wicket-keeper batter of Australia would love to travel to India if the Indian Premier League holds another women’s exhibition match this season.”It would be fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed that experience, heading over there for a few days and playing in that exhibition game,” cricket.com.au quoted Healy as saying.”It is probably the next step for the women’s game in the T20 format, so if that gets up and running that is really exciting.””I am sure a lot of the girls would be willing to stick their hand up for it.”Healy was one of the five Australians involved in the first-ever IPL women’s match last year in which Trailblazers took on the Supernovas.Australia’s captain Meg Lanning also said that being a part of the match last year was a great deal of fun and she would love to take part in it again.”It was a lot of fun, I would certainly love to be involved in something like that. The next big step for women’s cricket is if an IPL could get up – it is certainly an exciting prospect,” cricket.com.au quoted Meg Lanning as saying.There are speculations doing the rounds that there could be a series of exhibition matches played between as many as three over the space of 7-10 days.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is however yet to reveal whether the experiment will be repeated this year.Also Read | Women’s IPL exhibition games likely during playoffs: BCCI officialAlso Read | Mithali Raj backs women’s IPL after World Cup performanceadvertisementFor 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Alyssa Healylast_img read more

25 10 19

first_imgFirst photo of Redmi 7 leaks, full specs sheet also revealedXiaomi is yet to officially confirm the coming of Redmi 7. Like the Redmi 6, the Redmi 7 is also expected to be an entry-level phone. Considering the specs we believe the phone may be priced under Rs 10,000.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 10:21 IST HIGHLIGHTSXiaomi launched Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro in September last year in India.Looks like the Redmi 6 is soon going to get a successor.This is for the first time that the Redmi 7 has been leaked in a picture.Xiaomi launched the Redmi 6, the Redmi 6A and the Redmi 6 Pro in September last year in India. In the review of the Redmi 6 we at India Today Tech had called it one of the best phones under Rs 10,000. Looks like the Redmi 6 is soon going to get a successor, possibly in the next few months or so. We are talking about the Redmi 7 which is slowly becoming the talk of the town. The Redmi 7 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours in the past and now the phone has made way to the TENAA benchmarking site. The benchmark listing reveals the complete specs and a photo of the Redmi 7 showing the device from front and back.This is for the first time that the Redmi 7 has been leaked in a picture. The photo on the TENAA benchmarking site shows the Redmi 7 with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and dual rear cameras paired with LED flash on the back. The Redmi 7 appear in pink colour on the leaked picture and rumours suggest that Xiaomi may bring the phone in eight different colours including black, red, blue, pink, white, green, purple, and gray.Much similar to the Redmi Note 7 series the Redmi 7 also includes the “Redmi by Xiaomi” logo on the bottom of the rear panel. Sadly in the photo, the screen light of the Redmi 7 isn’t turned on and hence we are not sure whether the phone sports a waterdrop notch display or there’s no notch at all. The picture shows the volume rocker and the power button on the right side of the phone.advertisementAlongside the photo, the TENAA listing also reveals the complete specs of the Redmi 7. The listing reveals that the Redmi 7 will come packed with a 6.26-inch LCD display. The phone is expected to come with 1520 x 720 pixels resolution and aspect ratio of 19:9. The phone will be powered by an octa-core processor paired with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.The TENAA listing shows the Redmi 7 in three variants — 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage, 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. On the back the Redmi 7 is expected to include a 12MP camera while the configuration of the second rear camera is yet to be revealed. On the front, the TENAA listing shows the Redmi 7 with an 8MP selfie shooter. The phone is said to launch with Android 9 Pie based on MIUI 10. The listing also reveals that the Redmi 7 will include a 3,900 mAh battery.Xiaomi is yet to officially confirm the coming of Redmi 7. Like the Redmi 6, the Redmi 7 is also expected to be an entry-level phone. Considering the specs we believe the phone may be priced under Rs 10,000.ALSO READ | 2019 Oppo flagship to challenge iPhones and Samsung Galaxy S10 with 10x lossless zoom cameraALSO READ | Oppo F11 Pro quick review: A beautiful feature-packed premium smartphoneALSO READ | Forget foldable phones, LG is working on a stretchable display phoneGet 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 bySneha Saha Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow RedmiFollow androidlast_img read more

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first_imgCruzan Rum — a heritage spirit produced in the U.S. Virgin Islands and considered one of the most honored rum distilleries in the world (and has brought us some of the tastiest cocktails we’ve ever had) — is taking its brand to the next level by engaging in bigger initiatives beyond daiquiris: by working to remedy the effects of natural disasters.Cruzan Rum has experienced first-hand the devastation of natural disasters and their crippling impact. “Last year, our home island of St. Croix faced many challenges in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria,” said master distiller Gary Nelthropp, whos family has been making Cruzan Rum and calling the island of St. Croix home for eight generations.“But [after the hurricane], the resiliency of the Crucian people and our sense of community never wavered,” he added. “That’s what we like to call our ‘island spirit,’ and I’m honored to help extend this spirit to others in a sustainable and ongoing way … ensuring that no community, near or far, weathers a storm alone.”Cruzan Rum/FacebookInstead of writing a one-time check, Cruzan Rum has made disaster relief a new part of the way it does business by founding The Island Spirit Fund: $1 from every case of rum sold will be added to the mission. That’s not just for this quarter or year — the initiative is ongoing.At the end of 2018, Cruzan Rum expects to have $2 million ready to deploy for relief efforts; $1 million will come from the casks and the second million from “generous case-matching donation commitments from several distributor partners and anticipated public fundraising,” the brand said in a press release.The Island Spirit Fund was established in partnership with nonprofit Global Giving, which connects donors with grassroots projects around the world. But how exactly will the Spirit be activated in the face of disaster? Through grants issued to local organizations with boots on the ground and lasting relationships in affected areas. “The Fund prioritizes both short-term recovery and long-term stability projects, including environmental rebuilding, community planning, and workforce development and job creation.”Cruzan Rum/FacebookAfter producing a community-based spirit for over 250 years, Cruzan knows the key to successful disaster relief is listening directly to affected people’s needs. The Island Spirit Fund will take a customized approach to providing relief, including, but not limited to, “nourishment, supplies, and volunteer support.” In the immediate future, the Fund is focused on the areas still recovering from Hurricane Maria’s devastation and is also prepared to respond to future storms.“Our roots in the Caribbean run deep, and by joining together, we’re able to provide much needed physical and emotional support beyond the initial days, weeks, and months following disaster,” said Rashidi Hodari, vice president marketing for Cruzan Rum.Now that calls for a drink! Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made How to Make a Mojito Editors’ Recommendations Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Siblinglast_img read more

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first_imgMONTREAL – The sister of jailed blogger Raif Badawi has been arrested in Saudi Arabia, according to Amnesty International.The human rights organization said Samar Badawi was detained earlier this week along with Nassima al-Sada, another prominent female activist.Amnesty’s Middle East research director described the arrests as part of a larger crackdown on human rights in Saudi Arabia.“These brave women represented the last vestiges of the human rights community in the country, and now they too have been detained,” Lynn Maalouf said in a statement.Amnesty says Badawi has been repeatedly targeted by the Saudi government for her work as a human rights activist.She was previously arrested in 2016 and subject to a travel ban in 2014.Jackie Hansen, a gender rights campaigner for Amnesty International Canada, said the circumstances of the arrests are still unclear and there’s no news of any charges.She said it is unlikely there was one event that led to the arrests.Rather, she believes it was part of a roundup of women’s rights activists that began earlier this year, shortly before the government lifted a ban on women driving.“(The jailed women) have done nothing wrong,” she said in a phone interview Thursday. “They have broken no international laws. They have peacefully advocated for justice and equality.”Badawi’s brother Raif was arrested in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for criticizing clerics.He received 50 lashes in January 2015 during a public flogging but is not believed to have received any more corporal punishment since then.His wife and three children live in Quebec and became Canadian citizens last month.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said on social media Thursday she was “alarmed” to hear of Samar Badawi’s arrest.“Canada stands together with the Badawi family in this difficult time, and we continue to strongly call for the release of both Raif and Samar Badawi,” she wrote on Twitter.last_img read more

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first_imgOn Sunday, June 3, 2018, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Blair Garner will host the second Nashville “Dance Party to End Alz” to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.This year’s event will include Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Charles Esten, Lindsay Ell and more top country artists performing hits from the 1980’s. Tickets for the event will be available for pre-sale on Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. CDT via www.alz.org/danceparty. Ticket sales will be open to the general public starting Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m. CDT via www.alz.org/danceparty.“We were thrilled by the success of last year’s Dance Party to End Alz, where we grooved to hits from the ‘70s. We’re excited to make this an annual event and bring the ’80s to Nashville this year,” said Kimberly Williams-Paisley. “It is so inspiring to see the country music community rally around the Alzheimer’s cause, which is very important to our family and millions across the country. We are more motivated than ever to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research that will ultimately change the course of this disease for so many.”The evening will also include a silent auction with exclusive packages available for online bidding open to guests in attendance and remote bidders.Where: Wildhorse Saloon, 120 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201When: June 3, 2018 at 6 p.m. CDTTickets: General admission tickets: $50-$150 (Available via www.alz.org/danceparty)VIP Table Packages Available (Visit www.alz.org/danceparty for more information)Who: Actress and author Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Blair Garner of The Blair Garner Show, musicians Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Charles Esten, Lindsay Ell and additional artists to be announced.The Nashville “Dance Party to End Alz” benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association is led by a volunteer committee of Kimberly Williams-Paisley, John Shomby and Blair and Eric Garner. Funds raised through the Dance Party will directly support the Alzheimer’s Association research program. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.alz.org/danceparty.last_img read more

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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Sarah McLachlan, will also induct legendary singer-songwriter Corey Hart into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.Additional award presenters for the evening feature some of the most notable names in Canada:, 2019 Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada recipient and Canadian icon David Foster, singer-songwriter, broadcaster, composer, activist and 2019 JUNO Award nominee Elisapie Isaac, cross-genre sensation, singer-songwriter and 2018 JUNO Breakthrough Artist of the Year award winner Jessie Reyez, up-and-coming recording artist and 2019 JUNO Award nominee KILLY, Simu Liu of CBC’s award-winning comedy Kim’s Convenience, Olympic Gold winning figure skater Tessa Virtue, and The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.Tickets are still available online at budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 and in-person at the Courtesy Ford Box Office at Budweiser Gardens (Located at Gate 1).The 48th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2019 will be hosted in London from March 11 through March 17, 2019, culminating in The JUNO Awards on Sunday, March 17 at Budweiser Gardens.The 2019 JUNO Awards Broadcast is produced by Insight Productions in association with CBC and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton for Insight Productions, Allan Reid and Mark Cohon for CARAS and Lindsay Cox is Executive Producer and ShowRunner, Insight Productions. Susan Taylor is Executive in Charge of Production, Factual Content, CBC; Mark Steinmetz is Senior Director, CBC Music; Lisa Clarkson is Executive Director, Business & Rights and Content Optimization, CBC; Bonnie Brownlee is Executive Director, Communications, Marketing, Brand & Research, CBC; Susan Marjetti is Executive Director, Radio and Audio, CBC; Jennifer Dettman is Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC; and Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming, CBC.Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.The JUNO Awards are made possible with the support of Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC).Lead Partners: Apple Music and TD Bank Group.Funding Partners: The Province of Ontario, the City of London, Tourism London.Links:Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca / Digital ToolkitCBC Music: www.cbcmusic.ca/junos / Facebook: @CBCMusic / Twitter: @CBCMusic / YouTube: @cbcmusicJUNO AwardsTwitter: @TheJUNOAwards / Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards / Facebook:@TheJUNOAwards/ Hashtag: #JUNOSAbout CARASThe Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 48th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.About CBC Music:   From Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC Music is Canada’s free digital music service connecting Canadians with the very best in Canadian and international music across all genres. Easy to navigate and available on your smartphone or tablet, CBC Music gives music fans access to over 100 online music streams plus content from the most knowledgeable music personalities and programmers from across the country. www.cbcmusic.caAbout Insight Productions:Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts and many of the Country’s biggest award shows, music series and variety specials – is back in the producer’s chair for their 18th JUNO Awards.  Headed by John Brunton, Insight is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted, as well as digital content.  Insight Senior Vice-President and Showrunner, Lindsay Cox, serves as Executive Producer along with John Brunton on The JUNO Awards, The Canadian Screen Awards, The Launch, A Christmas Fury, Canada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast,Canada’s New Year’s Eve Countdown and The Tragically Hip: A National Celebrationwhich was seen by one in three Canadians – among others.  Insight collectively received 21 Canadian Screen Award nominations in 2019.  Other 2019 Insight productions includeThe Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, Top Chef Canada and Intervention.  Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content. For more information on Insight Productions, please visit www.insighttv.com or on Twitter – @insightprod. or Facebook www.facebook.com/InsightProductions. TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the final list of performers and presenters to appear on The 2019 JUNO Awards Broadcast, hosted by Sarah McLachlan. The 2019 JUNO Awards will be live from Budweiser Gardens in London, ON on Sunday, March 17 at 8 PM ET and broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service, and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.Critically acclaimed rock ‘n’ roll band, four-time JUNO Award winners and four-time 2019 nominees Arkells; gifted guitarist and melodist, two-time JUNO Award winner Bahamas; popular hip-hop recording artist and three-time 2019 JUNO Award nominee NAV and host of the evening, 12-time JUNO Award winner and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee,Sarah McLachlan (alongside JUNO Award winners Whitehorse) will all grace the stage for Canada’s most exciting night in music. These talented artists will join previously confirmed performers bülow, Cœur de Pirate and Loud, Corey Hart, Jeremy Dutcher with Blake Pouliot, Loud Luxury and The Reklaws.The 2019 JUNO Award presenters include: Amanda Parris, host of CBC Arts: Exhibitionists, The Filmmakers, From the Vaults and Marvin’s Room on CBC Music, three-time 2019 JUNO Award nominee Hubert Lenoir, Canada’s Godfather of hip-hopMaestro Fresh Wes, political satirist and author Rick Mercer, award-winning Toronto Star journalist, author and the 2018 CBC Massey Lecturer, Tanya Talaga, and in a special MusiCounts segment, host Sarah McLachlan will present alongside Meriel Reed, a young artist and member of MusiCounts recipient organization, London Girls Rock Camp. 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By Sana ElouaziRabat – An Egyptian lawyer, Nabih Al-Wahsh, has sparked fury after saying that women who wear revealing clothes, such as ripped jeans, deserve to be sexually assaulted and raped.Al-Wahsh’s inflammatory comments came during a panel discussion over a draft law aimed to fight prostitution and “debauchery,” that was broadcast on the local television show Infrad on October 19. The Islamist lawyer called for the sexual assault of women who show parts of their bodies by wearing torn trousers, adding that it is a man’s “national duty” to do so.“Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?” he said.“I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her.”Al-Wahsh further stated that “girls must respect themselves so others respect them. Protecting morals is more important than protecting borders.”The lawyer’s remarks prompted an outrage across the region, with activists claiming that his comments were a “flagrant call” for rape and sexual assault that violate the country’s constitution.In response, Al-Wahsh said in a statement to a local news site Al-Watan that even “his daughter would deserve rape and sexual harassment if she decided to walk in the streets wearing ripped Jeans.”Following these comments, Egypt’s National Council for Women announced in a statement that it would file a complaint against the the channel and the Islamist lawyer, who the organization said is supposed to defend people’s rights and freedoms.“All the members of the council denounce and decry this statement, which explicitly promotes rape and sexual harassment,” said a council spokesman.The national council also issued a plea to media outlets not to  invite speakers who incite violence and sexual assault against women.Al-Wahsh’s controversial comments came right after the Egyptian capital, Cairo, was named the world’s most dangerous city for women, according to a poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.This is not the first time that the Egyptian lawyer’s public statements have sparked controversy.Al-Wahsh previously attacked the Egyptian film director Inas Al-Dagheidy, saying that she “doesn’t have a shred of femininity.”The lawyer also expressed his opposition to women serving as judges, suggesting it would give them too much power.“If we let a woman become a judge, why shouldn’t she become Sheik of Al-Azhar? Why shouldn’t she becomes the Mufti? Why don’t we all just go to Hell? Will she issue me a fatwa while she is menstruating?” he said. read more

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This was a nice set up for Ryan Merkley, CEO of Creative Commons. To Merkley, the term “remote work” is erroneous. That’s because use of the word “remote” suggests that the work is at the office, when in fact work is where the people are. “Distributed work” is the better term he said, and he presented his experience running a 100% distributed company. Creative Commons closed its physical office because few of its employees were local to it. He touted the many benefits of distributed teams, but cautioned that effort is required to counteract how our culture prizes individual accomplishments. Leadership is really about driving effective collaboration, he said. The message was clear: Flexible work is much more than a technical issue. The workday in general is far less structured than it used to be, but it’s particularly unstructured for distributed workers across time zones. One of the key benefits of distributed work is schedule flexibility, yet this turns against us if we can’t turn it off. The antidote is connection, Murabit said. When employees feel a sense of purpose that’s supported by inclusive and responsive management, they’re more than 80% healthier and happier, she explained. Not all meetings in a distributed company are distributed. Sometimes the social dynamic is necessary and appropriate to meet in person. For these meetings, Merkley said he funds travel and requires participation. “You are either in the meeting or not,” he said. He also said he practices the full-attention or no-attention rule, and mocked the “sent from mobile” in email signatures as an excuse for a compromised response. If you can’t fully engage, just say so and respond when you can. The speaker lineup was diverse. The topics ranged from best practices, to 5G, physical robots, AI, and more. It wasn’t a traditional vendor conference, in that Fuze only played the role of host and didn’t present on how its services could facilitate mobile and distributed work. Be a Change Agent for Your Workspaces Beth Schultz May 20, 2019 Everyone’s No. 1 focus should be on creating great employee experiences. FlexSummit2019_2174 entry.jpg FlexSummit2019_9317 theater.jpg Click below to continue to Page 2Tags:News & ViewsFlex Summitflexible workplacescollaborationFuture of WorkAnalyst InsightDigital WorkplaceEmployee ExperienceNews & Views12nextlast Articles You Might Like Personal video meetings help him retain connections and minimize burnout, and he prioritizes these recurring meetings despite travel and other commitments, Merkley said. A shared Google Doc serves as a live agenda and log. He minimizes communication channels to specific tools in order to retain a useful conversation history. He recommends the use of shared objectives and key results to ensure alignment among team members. WorkSpace Connect: Uniting People, Places, Technology Beth Schultz April 02, 2019 IT, A/V, facilities, real estate, HR, and other groups must come together to develop cohesive, worker-centric workplaces — and we’re here to help. Merkley shared several practices that he uses to manage a distributed team effectively. For example, if one person is distributed, everyone is distributed. This rule acknowledges that interactions taking place among a distributed workforce have different needs than those among colleagues located in the same place. If six participants are in the same room and one is remote, the meeting qualifies as distributed and has a distinct set of practices, including sending agendas in advance, verification that all parties can see and hear, shared and visible notetaking, a digital whiteboard, and more. Most readers here are familiar with how UC technologies enable working from anywhere, on any device, at any time. While this is indeed a marvelous accomplishment, it’s just a precursor to many of the radical changes occurring in the workplace. In a presentation on how flexible work is transforming global communities, Dr. Alaa Murabit, UN high-level commissioner on health employment and economic growth, cited that just offering flexible work options leads to 89% higher retention rates for companies. She cited that American Express had 43% higher productivity rates after implementing flexible work policies. Is Your Office Built for the Future of Work? Roopam Jain May 09, 2019 Workplace innovation and redesign will become critical success factors moving forward. Workstreams Paving the Way for the New World of Work Iain Scholnick June 04, 2019 Workstreams can thread all the necessary information, knowledge, people, and business tools into a single point of productivity. Log in or register to post comments Fuze last month hosted an informative gathering to address future-of-work trends and issues with distributed and flexible collaboration and productivity. The event, called Flex Summit, featured 13 presentations (many available for viewing here) on the emerging challenges and opportunities of flexible workplaces. See All in Future of Work » It’s Time We Modernize the Way People Work Joe Burton March 18, 2019 Accelerating innovation that will transform the way people communicate and collaborate in the future Flexible work can contribute to burnout, too, Murabit said. More than 50% of remote employees face personal wellness issues, she said. In fact, it’s no coincidence that the World Health Organization recently classified burnout as a disease. Without a clear schedule, the same self-motivated characteristics that allow many teleworkers to succeed cause others to burn out. Thirty percent of remote workers don’t know when they’re supposed to be working, and 85% of them feel an incredible sense of isolation, she said. However, there’s a dark side to flexible work, Murabit said. Unintended consequences of flexible work include exacerbating socio-economic and gender inequalities, she shared. Remote workers need to have access to technology as well as strong communication skills, and these two requirements eliminate a lot of otherwise qualified candidates — particularly outside of the west and in non-tech careers. read more

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To mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed that “human trafficking is a heinous crime that affects every region of the world” – especially women and children.According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), some 72 per cent of detected victims are women and girls, and the percentage of child victims has more than doubled from 2004 to 2016.“Most detected victims are trafficked for sexual exploitation; victims are also trafficked for forced labour, recruitment as child soldiers and other forms of exploitation and abuse”, Mr. Guterres said in his message on the Day, marked annually on 30 July.Here’s our story.UNICEF budget must triple to fight DRC Ebola outbreak Updating the press on the deadly Ebola outbreak in the north-east region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jerome Pfaffmann, a Health Specialist for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that the agency would have to triple its budget to respond to the crisis.The spokesperson underlined the complexity of the outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, which are facing a public health emergency and a humanitarian crisis at the same time – including conflict and a major measles outbreak.UNICEF has already vaccinated more than 40,000 children against measles and plans to put in place a programme to address acute humanitarian and social needs.Execution of Bahrainis condemned by UN human rights office, amid allegations of unfair trial New UN report shows record numbers of children killed, maimed in conflict A new UN report has found that 2018 was the worst year on record for children caught up in armed conflict; the year saw the highest number killed or hurt since the United Nations began monitoring the violation.In the 20 conflict situations monitored in the 2018 edition of the Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, released Tuesday, more than 12,000 children were killed or maimed over that year.A “disheartened” Secretary-General António Guterres said that he was “particularly appalled” by the unprecedented numbers of grave violations committed against children.Children continued to be used in combat, particularly in Somalia, Nigeria and Syria: some 7,000 have been drawn into frontline fighting roles around the world during 2018. They also continued to be abducted, to be used in hostilities or for sexual violence: more than half of the 2,500 reported cases were in Somalia. Read about it here.Conflict, climate change among factors that increase ‘desperation that enables human trafficking to flourish’, says UN chief The execution of two Bahraini citizens on Friday has been strongly condemned by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a statement released on Tuesday.The executions took place despite concerns of Michelle Bachelet, the UN rights chief, that the men’s confessions were obtained under torture, and that they were denied due process and guarantees of a fair trial.The two men were tried in a mass hearing with 58 other defendants and convicted on charges of terrorism.A UN spokesperson said the High Commissioner is “very concerned” about the fate of other detainees at risk of imminent execution on death row in Bahrain and has called on the Bahraini Government to halt all pending executions.Spread some kindness, on International Day of Friendship The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is encouraging us all to brighten someone’s day, and spread a bit of kindness, on the UN’s International Day of Friendship.The call is part of UNICEF’s campaign to end violence in and around schools where, worldwide, around half of all students aged between 13 and 15, have reported experiencing some form of violence.The campaign includes a short video featuring K-pop superstars BTS singing their hit single “Answer: Love Myself”, showing young people confronting school violence. Listen to or download our audio News in Brief for 30 July on SoundCloud: read more

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first_imgA new ship unloader has been installed in a coke bunker plant on the site of Salzgitter Flachstahl in Salzgitter, Germany. The bunker is being loaded either from ship stowages on the canal site or from train wagons on the land side. It is divided into several bunker bins, whose volume can now be determined by 3D laser technology.In order to determine the exact bunker volume contact-less measuring systems by LASE have been applied. They are highly suitable because of their high accuracy, high reproducibility and the robust design. Two 2D laser scanners of the LASE 2000D-11x Series are mounted on the main girder of the ship unloader, such that their scan planes are projected vertically downwards and parallel to the main girder. Both laser scanners deliver 2D profiles where the cross section of the bunker below them is shown.The laser measurement system starts measuring automatically at crane travel and being actuated by a SPS. During crane travel the created 2D profiles are collected and converted into a 3D volume model by the discharging position. Thus the volume of totally eight bunkers is updated permanently and the calculated result is displayed on screen. For the determination of the exact volume even the separating walls or other objects can be excluded from the calculation through suppression areas.The system can be operated intuitively due to user-oriented dialogue control and configuration wizards for simple commissioning. The application has great versatility and can be used for volume and profile measurements in several bunker plant types. This specific software derives from the product line CEWS Bulk Volume Module and distinguishes oneself in the use within rough industrial environments.last_img read more