first_imgDisappointed that his maiden T20I century went in vain, Indian opener Rohit Sharma said they would come back all guns blazing to stay alive in the three-match cricket series against South Africa on Monday.Rohit’s 106 propelled India to 199/5 after being put into bat, but South Africa romped home by seven wickets in Dharamsala to lead the series 1-0.”It was a good knock but we lost the game. I am pretty disappointed, it was unfortunate. No matter how much you scored, if you don’t win, your efforts are not counted, nothing really matters to me. I’m sure we will come back strong. Overall, there’s room for improvement and I’m sure the guys have learnt from it and they will come back stronger. We have to do a lot of things right whether it’s batting or bowling, and come out all guns blazing,” Rohit told mediapersons on the eve of their second T20I at Barabati Stadium.India opted for a three plus two seam-spin combination for the first game and barring off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, all the other bowlers conceded 10-plus runs an over.Also read: India vs South Africa, 1st T20: As it happened Rohit said India opted for a three seam attack because of the green top but the dew took it away from them.”There was a little bit of grass covering on the wicket and we thought there would be a bit of more seam movement but the dew took it away. I know they’re not too experienced but it’s the same with the South African attack. But when you play these kind of tournaments, you grow as a cricketer,” he said.advertisement”Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) has played quite a bit of late, Mohit has been a part of the team for a while now. (Sreenath) Aravind has just come in but he has been a proven character in domestic circuit. We cannot take credit away from seamers but the dew made it difficult. Overall, there’s a room for improvement, I’m sure the guys have learnt from it and they will come back stronger,” he added.Left-arm spinner Axar Patel conceded 22 runs in the 16th over to turn the tide for Proteas but Rohit backed their young bowlers.”Our spinners are experienced enough, understood the line and length to bowl. We have to wait and see what the management thinks about how to go about it,” he said replying to a query whether three-spin attack is the way forward.”These guys know what exactly is expected from them. I’m sure they are trying their best to come out (of the loss), take wickets and be aggressive. Sometimes, things don’t go your way. Dew made it difficult but don’t want to look it an excuse.”On the right bowling combination, Rohit said it’s for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to decide.”It depends on the captain and what he’s comfortable with. Having threes spinners or seamers. We have to play to their weakness. We know they are not so good against spinners but we have done some against their batters. We have to see what the captain thinks.”For somebody with the highest ODI score of 264, Rohit, who has joined Suresh Raina as the other Indian batsman to have centuries in all the three formats, is still not in his best in the Test format.”It’s the same effort I put in all the three formats, whether it’s Tests, ODIs or T20Is. It’s always the same mindset, about going and scoring runs and making the contribution. There’s always been an effort to put the right foot forward and get the best what I can. I actually cannot differentiate between Test and limited overs. My mindset is always the same and will always remain the same, which is to go and score runs and make your team win,” he said.”I’ve not changed a bit… It’s just a slight adjustment in the mental aspect of the game. When it comes to ODI cricket, you play more freely. In Tests, you have to play a waiting game. It’s a five-day game, you have to be a bit patient. But in the limited overs, you have to be on the move from ball one. I like to assess the situation first and then go after my shots. I don’t like to change too much. My game plan is pretty simple. Once I know what’s happening I take it from there.”last_img read more

first_imgAn elated yesteryear Bollywood star Dharmendra said: “Im An elated yesteryear Bollywood star Dharmendra said: “Im extremely happy that wrestling is being presented in a world class manner at a global platform, with Pro Wrestling League. Im sure that Indian wrestling lovers will get abundant opportunities at a grass-root level. “Im personally very fond of Wrestling as a sport as I played it in my youth and now I embark on a new journey through Pro Wrestling League,” added Dharmendra, owner of the CDR Punjab team. Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar is confident that the League would be a big boost to Indian wrestling. “It will be a great boost when the cream of world wrestling comes to India. This will be a great opportunity for our players to travel with them and learn a lot. Besides the League will keep the focus on the sport and motivate the upcoming wrestlers,” said Sushil. Three-time womens world champion Adeline Gray of the United States has called the PWL a “historic move in international wrestling”. Gray said that “by bringing Pro event with huge sums of money, Indian organisers have taken a bold step in popularizing wrestling at the world level”. The PWL is a joint venture of Wrestling Federation of India and their commercial partners — Pro Sportify Pvt Limited who are the promoters and organisers of the league. PTI PDS PDSlast_img read more

first_imgPep Guardiola will take over as manager of Manchester City on a three-year contract starting next season, the Premier League club announced Monday.Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini, who said he would be leaving the club at the end of the season.City said in a statement that negotiations with Guardiola “were a re-commencement of discussions that were curtailed in 2012.””Out of respect for Manuel Pellegrini and the players, the club wishes to make its decision public to remove the unnecessary burden of speculation,” City said.”Manuel, who is fully supportive of the decision to make this communication, is entirely focused on achieving his targets for the season ahead and retains the respect and commitment of all involved with the leadership of the club.”Guardiola is widely regarded as the one of the best managers in Europe. He won 14 trophies at Barcelona from 2008-12, and has coached Bayern Munich since 2013.Guardiola led Bayern to the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup that same year, a German league and cup double in 2014, and another Bundesliga title in 2015.Guardiola said in December he would be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of this season, and said in January his next job would be in the Premier League.City has been heavily linked with Guardiola over the last two seasons. Two City executives – Ferran Soriano and Txiki Beguiristain – worked with Guardiola at Barcelona.Pellegrini has been City manager since 2013, winning the Premier League and League Cup in his first season in charge. He signed a new deal with City last offseason to keep him at the club until 2017.advertisementCity is in contention for four trophies this season.last_img read more

first_imgYouth Soccer Academy dished out fine a combined performance and blanked Tata Power SC 3-0 in a Second Division match of the Rustomjee-MDFA League, played at the St Xavier’s ground, Parel. In a lop-sided encounter, Youth Soccer Academy opened the scoring through Harsha D’Souza’s strike in the fourth minute and 10 minutes later Tejas Pethe netted the second to double the lead before Parth Nachankar fired home the third in the 44th minute to round off the winning tally. Earlier, Maurya Youngstar and Friends United shared honours in a 1-1 draw.Related News Miquel Blazquez Font to emerge as a competent sports journalist in the sporting world Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates MSSA: Harsh fires Campion into final Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as managerlast_img read more

first_imgIn the old days, back when folks were still kick-starting their dinosaurs, one version of a resume may have been perfectly adequate for applying to multiple jobs. Times have changed, and modern jobseekers have had to change with them. Hiring managers and human resources departments are inundated with resumes for every available position. If you want yours to stand out, you have to give them what they want. The best way to do this is with a little customization.Creating a customized resume is not as time consuming as it may sound. Besides, the time you put in is well worth the effort if you want to increase your chances of receiving a coveted interview slot. Just start with the job posting and your generic resume, which is the one you’ve been using to apply for jobs.1. Really read that job description. Make note of the credentials, skills and experience required. How does it describe the duties of the job? How does it describe the ideal candidate? Pulling from these descriptions, create a list of keywords and phrases to use when customizing your generic resume.2. Target your title. If your resume begins with a title, don’t leave it generic in nature. Instead, use the exact title listed in the job posting. For example, rather than “Registered Nurse,” you might use “Registered Nurse – Surgery.”3. Tweak your objective. If you elect to include an objective, customize it to include some of the keywords and qualifications you gleaned from the job description. For extra zing, mention the company’s name. For example, instead of writing “to utilize my skills and experience within a managerial position,” you might write, “to contribute to the success of XYZ Company by increasing departmental efficiencies through diligent management and thorough evaluation of processes.”4. Include quality qualifications. If your resume contains a qualifications summary, remove statements that are not specific to the goals of the position for which you are applying. Add information about qualifications that are relevant. Reorder as needed to place the most relevant qualifications first.5. Edit your job descriptions. They should be relevant to the position for which you are applying. For example, if your job duties within a particular position included two dozen main tasks, focus on the ones that correspond to the job for which you are applying. A hiring manager doesn’t really need to know everything you did at your last job, just what you did that is relevant to what she needs you to do.6. Consider past positions in a different light. If you’ve only worked jobs that appear unrelated to the position for which you’re currently applying, don’t despair. A little careful thought should illuminate skill sets gained that you can word relevantly. For example, if you were formerly a dog walker and you’re now applying for a receptionist position, focus on skills such as responsibility and communication rather than actual duties such as dog grooming.Finish up with a quick review of what you’ve written. Have you mentioned all the skills, credentials and experience you originally noted? Have you used all your keywords? If you can answer yes to both questions, you can send the resume knowing you’ve done everything possible to capture the attention of the hiring manager and move your resume to the top of the stack. – Originally posted on onTargetjobs by Angela Roselast_img read more

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo is the model of professionalism and has given his all every day since arriving at Juventus, according to team-mate Mattia De Sciglio.The Portuguese star joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid in July following almost a decade of service in the Spanish capital where he won virtually every domestic and international honour.The 33-year-old has so far adapted well to life in Turin under Massimiliano Allegri, with the club firmly poised to make it eight Scudettos on the trot as they sit atop the league table. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Full-back De Sciglio has expressed admiration for Ronald, four months into his career with the club, adding that he is fully committed to delivering the strongest performances for the side.“I [see] him practicing like a professional every day,” the 26-year-old told Sky Sport, as reported via Tuttosport. “[He is] always doing his best.”Ronaldo Juventus MilanDe Sciglio, who followed Allegri from Milan after signing for the Bianconeri at the beginning of the 2017-18 season, also praised the manager for his influence throughout the dressing rooms at the club, and how he brings the best out of individuals.“The coach gives me a lot of confidence,” he added. “When you go on the pitch, it is important to know that the coach and your team-mates appreciate what you do.“I feel like an important player, as we all are in this locker room. We have lots of games and we need everyone’s help and support.“I hope to be able to give my contribution until the end of the season.”De Sciglio has been on international duty with the Italian team over the past few weeks, with the Azzurri missing out on progression to the Nations League finals after Ronaldo’s Portugal held them to a goalless draw.They did claim a win over the USA in a friendly in Belgium thanks to a late goal from Matteo Politano, but the defender stressed that they did not treat the encounter lightly.“Beating the United States was very important for the [world] ranking. There are no friendly matches in the national team, they are all very important.“We had to find the victory after the last performances, where we have always shown to be growing but where we have had difficulty finding the goal.”last_img read more

first_imgJob searching is a daunting task.At times, we find ourselves falling to the spray and pray method to land a job interview. But the return of investment for that approach is so small that we may as well sit back and relax.If you’ve been having trouble landing an interview, this post is for you.If you’ve been doing the shotgun method, this post is also for you.If you are just starting out to look for your next gig, perfect, this post is for you too.For a long time, I’ve been only on one side of the fence-the job seeker side. It wasn’t until recently when I started a small business that I learned what the hiring side looks like.The first job posting I put up generated a lot of responses. After going through the first ten emails meticulously, I started to lost interest. By the twentieth emails, I dived into skimming mode.I know exactly why hiring manager spends only 5 seconds on each candidate, because that’s how long it takes to see if the candidate is up the snuff. As I sifted through resumes and cover letters, the mistakes in candidates’ responses were glaringly obvious – and they were also the same mistakes I made when trying to land interviews.Only when you step into the hiring manager’s shoes, can you imagine what she’s seeking.ReadI’m well aware of the spray and pray method; there’re even scripts out there that apply the job for you with a template response.To separate the wheat from the chaff, I insert a passphrase by the end of the job posting, and I asked the job candidates to reply starting with the passphrase. Doing so allows me to know two things about the job candidate within two seconds, 1) did he read what I have to say about my business? 2) did he follow instructions?The completion of the two tasks above is the pre-qualify for me to read further on the email.You’d be surprised how many people don’t make the cut because of this and it’s not even hard.Don’t be vagueThis goes back to people using a template when applying for jobs. Many applicants start with To Whom it may concern, which is okay if you are applying for a larger company with multi-levels of hiring managers, but if you’re applying to a startup or small business, you can easily find who is in charge – Google it.Heck, some job seekers even put their name out on the job posting, if you miss that, you’re ousted in the game.Take a some time to learn about what the employer is looking for, and tweak your template so that your email looks well-rounded. Vagueness in job an application will stick out like a sore thumb, instead of addressing this company the whole time, use the actual company names.The point is, take some time out to tweak your template responses.Provide valueWant to stand out from the crowds? Provide value.Think of this as your appetizer, bringing value to the table can get you the attention that you want from the employer.Remember it’s all about them, and not you, they don’t care where you graduated from, how many years of experiences you have in the field, it’s about what you can do for them, and the best way to deliver the message is by providing actionable insights.From my experience, one out ten job seekers bring the appetizers to the table and guess who I ended up hiring.Take away, make the employer want more than just the appetizer.Your TurnJob searching is time-consuming, no doubt, but with just a little more effort, your job outlook will be promising. Spend some time to read the job post, reply with a customized response starting with the name of the person in charge of the hiring, and finally demonstrate value.Now go get ‘em tiger.last_img read more

first_imgVijay Shankar wants to move on from his innings in the Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh and said the sympathy he garnered on social media for his 19-ball 17.Chasing 167 in the title clash of the T20I tri series in Colombo, India had suffered a couple of early setbacks but stayed on course thanks to an aggressive 56 from Rohit Sharma.But the chase got tricky again after Rohit’s departure and the team management decided to send Vijay up the order at No.6, ahead of the more experienced Dinesh Karthik.Batting for the first time in an international match, Vijay was all at sea and failed to score a single run against Mustafizur Rahman in the crucial 18th over – he ran a leg bye off the fifth ball and Manish Pandey was out slogging off the final delivery.However, Dinesh Karthik came in and smashed 22 runs off the 19th over from Rubel Hossain and India were left with 12 off the final over.Vijay was in the spotlight once again – the first ball was a wide down leg side but he failed to connect the first legitimate delivery of the 20th over. He then ran a single but found himself on strike again for the fourth ball which he placed for a boundary. However, he was dismissed in the penultimate ball, leaving Karthik to get five off the final delivery.Karthik of course smashed it for a six to seal a famous Indian win but Vijay was still shaken up even as the entire team celebrated.(Held back Dinesh Karthik because of his finishing ability and it paid off: Rohit Sharma)advertisement”When everyone was rejoicing after the final, I was feeling very disheartened at how things panned out. It was an opportunity given to me to become a hero. I should have finished the match,” he said.Vijay also said the sympathy on social media was not helping.”My parents and close friends didn’t say anything as they knew what I was going through. But I get these text messages like ‘don’t worry about what’s being said on social media’, when I actually I want to move on. They perhaps think that’s the way to show sympathy but it may not work,” the all-rounder said.”It was an off-day for me but I am finding it difficult to forget. I know I need to move on. I had a good tournament until that final day,” the soft-spoken Shankar said.The Chennai player was practical when asked about being pilloried on social media.”I need to accept that these are things that can happen when you play for India. The same social media would have gone berserk had I won the match all by myself.”It happened the opposite and I have to accept all the brickbats. That’s also a part of growing up,” Shankar replied calmly.”Had I got out for a second or a third ball duck, no one would have bothered about my performance. But then would I have liked that to happen? Certainly not. I would rather accept this situation.”You just can’t think of safe options always. You have to accept challenges head on,” Shankar said.(With PTI inputs)ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

first_imgLeganes 0 Atletico Madrid 0: Simeone’s side held by noisy neighbours Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 04:41 1/10/2017 Antoine Griezmann - cropped Getty Images Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid struggled to break down a Leganes defence that has conceded just three goals in LaLiga this season. Atletico Madrid missed the chance to move back into second place in LaLiga as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Leganes for a second successive season.Having dropped down a place in the table following Sevilla’s 2-0 win over Malaga earlier on Saturday, Diego Simeone’s side turned in a lethargic display at a raucous Estadio Municipal de Butarque.Defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin came the closest to scoring for the visitors, while only Jan Oblak’s reflexes denied Leganes from going ahead after the interval. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The disappointing result ends a tough week for Atletico; they surrendered a lead to lose 2-1 against Chelsea in Champions League action on Wednesday, suffering their first defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano.93′ | 0-0 | And there’s the final whistle! A hard-earned point for each team. #LeganésAtleti #AúpaAtleti — Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) September 30, 2017 Simeone made four changes to the side that started the midweek loss, opting to field three centre-backs as Saul was pushed wide to the left to cover for the injured Filipe Luis.The visitors came close to scoring inside 90 seconds as their first corner saw Gimenez nearly force a loose ball home from close range, his toe-poked effort going the wrong side of the left post.However, after that close call in the opening stages, Atletico struggled to find a way through a stubborn Leganes defence that had conceded just three goals in their previous six league outings.Saul, operating in an unaccustomed wing-back role on the flank, smashed in a left-footed drive to force a smart save from Ivan Cuellar, while Angel Correa was unable to react quickly enough to Antoine Griezmann’s cut-back cross from the right.Leganes’ best chance of the first half fell to Claudio Beauvue, who poked wide with his right foot when meeting Alexander Szymanowski’s low cross from the left with a first-time volley.3 – Claudio Beauvue had as many shots (3) as passes attempted (3) in the first half against Atletico. Islet. — OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 30, 2017 The home team – who finished 17th last season to retain their top-flight status – threatened more in attack after the break.Oblak was fortunate Gabriel’s well-struck drive was aimed straight at him, although the goalkeeper did need to produce a dive to turn away a rising shot from Leganes’s half-time substitute Nabil El Zhar.Having decided against making changes to either formation or personnel at half time, Simeone sent on Yannick Carrasco, Fernando Torres and Sime Vrsaljko – who replaced Griezmann – in the hope of sparking Atletico into life in attack.Yet despite the additional firepower, their best chance fell to a player normally better known for his abilities in the opposite box, as Godin’s looped header from a left-wing cross forced Cuellar into a diving stop low to his left.While the stalemate maintains Atletico’s unbeaten away record in all competitions this season, it was hardly the result – or performance – Simeone and his players hoped for after the demoralising defeat to Chelsea. Key Opta stats:- Atletico have gone 16 LaLiga away games in a row without a defeat (W8 D8), their best ever run in the competition.- Antoine Griezmann failed to register a single shot in a game for the first time this season in all competitions. – Jan Oblak has saved 13 of the last 14 shots on target he has faced in LaLiga (one goal conceded). – Leganes have kept clean sheets in their last three LaLiga games, their longest run without conceding in the top flight. – Fernando Torres has now played 299 league games for Atletico de Madrid (Primera and Segunda), the first and the last one against Leganes. – Atletico under Diego Simeone have drawn 0-0 more times at Butarque (2) than in any other away ground in LaLiga (level with La Rosaleda, two). – Gabi made 17 recoveries against Leganes, more than any other Atletico outfield player in a LaLiga game since at least 05-06 (level with Mario Suarez against Celta on March 2014). – Ivan Cuellar attempted 36 passes against Atletic – only two Leganes players had more than the ‘keeper (Ruben Perez 39 and Raul Garcia 41). read morelast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd captain Young: Maguire already a leaderby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United captain Ashley Young says Harry Maguire is already a squad leader.Maguire was jeered by Leicester City fans throughout United’s 1-0 win at Old Trafford yesterday, but the £80million centre back responded with a fine performance to help his side to a second clean sheet of the season.”You know, I think the manager’s said about him, he talks non-stop, he’s a real leader and he can play as well,” said Young.”The style of play we use, we use the centre-halves a lot to play out from the back and everybody has got confidence in him. And everybody has confidence in Victor [Lindelof], Jonah [Phil Jones], Marcos [Rojo] – all the defenders, all the centre-backs can go in there and do the job.”Again he showed today what a man he is, and I think as a backline we played a really good game.” last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City eyeing Dinamo Zagreb youngster Antonio Marinby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are eyeing Dinamo Zagreb youngster Antonio Marin.The 18 year-old has made a first team breakthrough at Dinamo this season.And his emergence has caught the eye of City scouts.Marin is on a contract with Dinamo Zagreb to 2024.The 18-year-old has played four matches in the Croatian league this season. last_img

first_imgCurtis Samuel running for a touchdown against Michigam.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Curtis Samuel #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for the game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Michigan football is riding a six game losing streak to Ohio State, and has dropped 13 of the last 14 in the series, going back to 2004.The Game is one of college football’s best rivalries, but it has been almost completely one-sided, as long as Jim Tressel and Urban Meyer have helmed the Buckeyes.The one win in that time frame came in the year that Luke Fickell served as interim head coach after Tressel’s ouster.Michigan football is having its best year under Jim Harbaugh, and is in line to make the College Football Playoff with two more wins.The first, of course, is next Saturday against Ohio State. The Wolverines are in Columbus against the 10-1 Buckeyes which makes things tough, but they do come into the week as favorites.Michigan opens as a 3.5-point favorite at Ohio State. I think a lot of people were expecting higher.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 18, 2018Ohio State is still playing for a potential playoff spot. A blowout loss at Purdue, and sloppy play for much of the last month, definitely doesn’t help. With a win, however, they would win the Big Ten East.The relatively tight line reflects what ESPN’s Football Power Index has this week, as well.That metric has Michigan with a 54.3-percent chance to win the game.After giving up 51 points and only beating Maryland by one point in overtime, it is hard to see Ohio State beating Michigan, which has looked fantastic since the season opening loss to Notre Dame.Recent, and really, not-so-recent, history suggests something different, so something will have to give on Saturdaylast_img read more

first_img That funding is designed to help boost Nova Scotia’s tourism industry in the areas of marketing, product development, and regional tourism initiatives. Visitors to one of Nova Scotia’s most popular tourist attractionswill soon enjoy improved services and easier parking. Theprovince announced plans today, May 10, to improve the trafficflow and overall visitor experience in Peggy’s Cove. In support of recommendations made in the Peggy’s Cove AssessmentStudy, the province will invest $834,000 toward the creation ofan interpretive program, and enhancements to the visitorinformation centre and provincial parking lot at Peggy’s Cove. Based on feedback from residents, tourism operators and visitors,the province commissioned the Peggy’s Cove Assessment Study in2003 to address capacity issues and potential tourismopportunities in the area. The study was supported by the Peggy’sCove Commission, the Peggy’s Cove Preservation Society and localresidents. “Peggy’s Cove is an internationally recognized icon of NovaScotia, which attracts about 650,000 visitors each year,” saidRodney MacDonald, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “Theprovince’s investment will make it even better for visitors andlocal residents.” The St. Margaret’s Bay Regional Tourism Development Associationwill oversee the development of interpretive panels, signs andbrochures that explain the natural and cultural history ofPeggy’s Cove. The association will also be responsible forenhancements to visitor services, including the development ofpicnic areas, benches, information services and kiosks. This workis expected to be completed by the spring of 2006. “These enhancements will enable visitors to better experience therich culture and heritage of Peggy’s Cove,” said Shelley Webb,chair of the tourism development association. “They will alsoencourage visitors to spend more time in Peggy’s Cove and the St.Margaret’s Bay area.” An expanded visitor information centre will focus on improvedcounseling and orientation to the village. Preliminary work isexpected to start late in the summer and will be completed bylate fall. During the construction period, visitor services willbe provided at alternate locations within the village. The provincial parking lot will be expanded to provide additionalparking, and redesigned to provide a turn-around area for largervehicles, such as RVs and motorcoaches. To minimize trafficdisruption, this work will not begin until late fall. “We want to provide a safe and quality visitor experience, whileat the same time protect the identity and integrity of thevillage of Peggy’s Cove,” said Murray Garrison, chair of thePeggy’s Cove Commission. The province’s investment in the interpretive program is part of$15 million in funding announced by Mr. MacDonald in December TOURISM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE–Enhancing the Visitor Experiencein Peggy’s Covelast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: India has registered a four-fold increase in the number of rapes against children between 1994 and 2016, according to a new report by an alliance of six child-focused organisations.The report quotes National Crime Records Bureau data, which shows that the number of rapes against children in 1994 was 3,986 while in 2016 it was 16,863, accounting for a rise of 4.2 times. Titled ‘Child Rights in India – An Unfinished Agenda’, the report talks about a number of issues including, malnutrition, crime against children and education. It has also identified four components of child rights that, it says, have received lesser attention. These four components are sexual and reproductive health, access to play, recreation and leisure, family and community-based protection mechanisms and engagement of children in decision-making at family and community level. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The report states that decreasing sex ratio and increase in incidents of rape are the two indicators that demonstrate the increased vulnerability of girls. Girls, especially from rural areas across the country, believe that security concerns are leading to limited mobility, thus hampering their economic and social development. “In all states, girls reported that their mobility is severely compromised due to safety and security reasons and this does not affect boys to the same extent,” it said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedAccording to an NCRB report, ‘Crimes in India 2016’, a total of 106,958 crimes were committed against children that year. A majority of these crimes were kidnapping and abduction (52.3 per cent) and sexual offences (34.4 per cent), including child rape. The child rights report has also identified that social disaggregation on the lines of gender, social groups and religion increase vulnerability of children and their inability to demand their rights. It acknowledges India’s progress in combating under-five deaths due to preventable causes, which has reached current global average of 39 per 1,000 live births, and is more likely to achieve the target set in (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals. The India report is aligned to the global report — ‘A Second Revolution: 30 years of child rights and the unfinished agenda’ — launched recently in New York by Joining Forces Alliance. Representatives of the alliance that has brought out the India report said, “The country has progressed well on a number of child-related indicators. Introduction of a number of legislations and policies to resolve the issues are commendable. However even today, violation of child rights is of great concern.” “We call upon the government to develop a strong and robust system to meet the child rights obligations of the country to ensure that every child has the right to survival, development, protection and participation,” they said. The report also touched upon various aspects of child welfare that includes their health and education. According to the report, though progress has been noted in reducing malnutrition, the rate of reduction, however, is not as expected. In India, NFHS-4 data (2015-16) states that 38.4 per cent children are still stunted, which is disconcerting, it said. Significant progress has been made in a number of areas, including universal enrolment in primary education as literacy rate among 7-14 years children has gone up from 64 per cent (Census 1991) to 88 per cent (Census 2011), the report said.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: SDMC Mayor Sunita Kangra on Friday criticized Delhi government for not releasing funds to the civic body to control vector borne diseases.They stated that SDMC demanded Rs 49 crore for this purpose whereas Rs 34.60 crore has been allocated but it is a matter of great concern that only Rs 2.15 crore has been released. They added that number of cases of dengue and malaria are feared to go up during the raining season. Delhi government must take a liberal view in releasing funds to SDMC keeping in view the health of the residents. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe Leaders said that an amount of Rs 2.75 crore is required to release monthly salary of 1,175 DBC and 734 field workers. SDMC is going to release salary of one month with great difficulty by releasing amount from its internal sources as only Rs 2.15 crore has yet been released by Delhi government. Standing Committee Chairperson Bhupender Gupta said that it is becoming difficult to arrange medicines and fogging to mitigate the effect of vector borne diseases this year. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe case of these diseases had been too less during last three years whereas the number may go northwards in the present circumstances of financial crunch. The main reason is the dug up roads as per instructions of Delhi Govt. The dug up places have not been filled and are becoming cause of mosquito breeding. The LoH Kamaljeet Sehrawat stated that the present stock of medicines is going to suffice for only two- three months. In case the funds are not released it will become impossible to purchase medicines. The present stock is going to suffice during ordinary circumstances. In case the number of patients goes up, it will last soon. During rainy season, the flooded request of fogging would not be possible to meet. SDMC demanded Rs 53 crore under public health head whereas Delhi government has not released even a single penny for this purpose.last_img read more

A memorandum of understanding with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) came into effect last Friday immediately after the agreement was signed by 15 countries attending an intergovernmental meeting in Lomé, Togo.The new instrument, which contains two action plans to conserve marine species, is aimed at protecting more than 30 small cetacean species – or aquatic mammals – in an area stretching from the waters off Morocco to South Africa.The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), under whose aegis the CMS was concluded, has welcomed the agreement, calling it a permanent legacy of the Year of the Dolphin, which was celebrated last year and then extended to run through 2008.“It helps to facilitate transboundary cooperation by providing an international platform to negotiate and coordinate research and conservation measures,” UNEP said in a press release issued today.Robert Hepworth, Executive Secretary of the CMS, said the latest pact is the fourth in a network of regional agreements that aim to conserve migratory cetaceans in key areas of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea.This agreement officially refers to West Africa and the region known as Macaronesia, which includes Cape Verde and other mid-Atlantic island chains, such as the Azores and the Canary Islands.Mr. Hepworth said “now we need to encourage Portugal, Spain and the remaining Western African Range States to sign the memorandum of understanding” so that it applies to an even broader area.The countries which signed the agreement are Angola, Benin, Cape Verde, Chad, the Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Togo. 7 October 2008Dolphins, small whales and manatees living in the waters off West Africa or islands in the mid-Atlantic Ocean will now receive greater protection after 15 countries signed an agreement under a United Nations-backed treaty that aims to conserve wildlife and habitats. read more

UNAMID issued a statement saying that the peacekeeper, whose name has not yet been released, died of his injuries on Thursday, following the shooting earlier that day in El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur state.The slain peacekeeper and four Ethiopian colleagues were travelling in a UN minivan between El Geneina airport and the town itself when an unknown assailant at the side of the road fired at the vehicle.A second peacekeeper is in a stable condition in hospital after sustaining an injury to an arm in the attack.UNAMID said no motive has been established for the killing, which is being investigated by both the mission’s military police and by local Sudanese police.More than 23,000 troops, military observers and police officers and nearly 4,500 civilians serve with UNAMID, which took over peacekeeping duties from an earlier AU mission at the start of 2008.The force is tasked with protecting civilians, promoting an inclusive peace process and help ensuring the safe delivery of humanitarian assistance across Darfur, an arid region on Sudan’s western flank.Fighting and large-scale displacement has convulsed the region since 2003, when rebels took up arms against the Government, whose military forces responded with the support of allied militiamen. 2 July 2011An Ethiopian peacekeeper serving with the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has died after being shot while travelling in the west of the troubled Sudanese region, the mission reported today. read more

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 40.83 points to 15,769.15, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 35.83 points to 22,796.90. The S&P 500 index was up 3.44 points to 2,548.17 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 3.55 points to 6,583.28.The Canadian dollar was trading at 80.01 cents US, up from Friday’s average price of 79.69 cents US.The November crude contract was up $1.07 to US$50.65 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was up six cents at US$2.89 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up $11.20 to US$1,296.20 an ounce and the December copper contract was up three cents to US$3.06 a pound. read more

Whether you are cleaning up or moving out, Brock’s annual Swap ’n Drop event allows you to help others in the process.This year’s clothing drive and exchange is the perfect way to kick start spring-cleaning while either sprucing up your wardrobe or helping your gently used items make it into the hands of someone in need.Participants will also learn what to do with unwanted, large household items.Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to drop off washed, gently used clothing to the Student Life and Involvement Commons in MCA 204 now until Tuesday, March 20 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Although advance donations are preferred, clothing will also be accepted the day of the event —Wednesday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Market Hall.For each item of clothing donated, contributors will receive a stamp card they can use to trade for a different piece of clothing at the Swap ’n Drop. A maximum of 10 stamps can be redeemed. Additional clothing items can be purchased for $2 each.“The Swap ’n Drop is an easy way to support the local community,” says Sarah Salt, Student Events and Programs Assistant with Student Life and Community Experience. “Whether or not they intend to swap, contributors can donate used clothing or purchase items to update their wardrobes.”Monetary donations and remaining clothing will be directed to The RAFT and YWCA Niagara. Last year, $50 was donated to the General Brock Food Bank and more than 10 large boxes of clothing was donated to local community organizations.New to the initiative this year is a ‘Move Out Madness’ component. Local organizations will be in Market Hall during the Swap ’n Drop event providing students with move-out tips and educating them about furniture, appliances and household item donations as well as large item pick up.“Many students are unaware that community programs can help with their move out experience,” says Tanya Bradley, Manager for Student and Community Experience.“Move Out Madness will help students redirect unwanted items to community agencies, recycling facilities or for student reuse — options they may not be aware of. For example, students can contact Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore to donate their mini fridge, Niagara Furniture Bank to pick up their mattress or Niagara Region for curbside pickup of large household items and appliances.” read more

first_img By Sean Murray Image: Niall Carson/PA Images DETECTIVES IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested and charged a 77-year-old man as part of investigations into historical clerical sex abuse.Officers from the Public Protection Branch arrested the man in east Belfast at 5pm yesterday.He’s been charged with two counts of indecent assault on two females.He is due to appear before Belfast Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. Comments are closed for legal reasons Mar 10th 2019, 7:29 AM Short URL Image: Niall Carson/PA Images 8,297 Views 77-year-old man charged as part of historical clerical sex abuse probe in Belfast The man will appear before court tomorrow. Share6 Tweet Email No Comments Sunday 10 Mar 2019, 7:29 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more