first_imgTeden Mengi pens Man Utd dealby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTeden Mengi has signed pro terms with Manchester United.The teen confirmed this morning his new deal.Happy to sign my first professional contact with @ManUtd the hard work continues!— Teden Mengi (@TedenMengi_) September 21, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

first_img Press Trust of India DubaiMarch 3, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 17:34 IST Chris Gayle returning to form is a huge boost to the West Indies in the lead up to the 2019 World Cup (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDwayne Bravo has talked up West Indies’ chances at 2019 World CupWest Indies drew 2-2 at home against top-ranked England in a five-match ODI seriesOpening batsman Chris Gayle has been in fine form for the former champions in ODI cricket On a high after their stunning results against England, all-rounder Dwayne Bravo believes that the West Indies will pose a threat to all the teams in the coming World Cup.Bravo said in Dubai that he was very impressed with the way the young West Indies team was developing and its performance against England in the one-day series in the Caribbean was proof of that.”We have some good young players who have been improving and developing well and it is good to see the way the team is doing against England which is the number one ODI side,” he said.”I have talked to captain Jason Holder and others and I believe this team will be a threat to all teams in the World Cup which is going to be a very open tournament this time,” he said.West Indies have a good mix of experience and youth: BravoThe globetrotting Bravo felt that no team could be termed a favourite in the World Cup.”Anyone can do well on a given day but I feel confident about West Indies as we see a good mix of experience and youth.”Bravo who is playing for Quetta Gladiators in the ongoing Pakistan Super League in UAE said he was always happy to share his knowledge and skills with youngsters in leagues around the world.Famous for his variations in bowling in pressure overs, Bravo felt that PSL is a “tournament for the younger generation of Pakistan cricket”.The 35-year-old, who retired from international cricket last year but is playing in T20 leagues around the world, said he loved to talk to the younger bowlers in the nets.advertisement”Definitely, that’s why I stand at mid-off and mid-on most of the time to feed my knowledge to the young fast bowlers.”I ask them a few questions just to see how they are feeling. For me, it’s not about trying to change anything or try to coach them, but it’s about knowing how developed their brains are, how they react under pressure and then I intervene with my experience.”It’s important to allow them to make mistakes, allow them to learn, and they be free and they are allowed to learn.”Bravo said Twenty20 format is tough and bowlers can get frustrated at being thrashed.”This format is tough for the bowlers, so it’s important that the bowlers keep believing in themselves,” said Bravo, whose slower ones and lethal yorkers have earned him the most 475 wickets in Twenty20 cricket.He was part of both the West Indies sides that won the ICC World Twenty2o in 2012 and 2016.”You can easily put yourself under pressure when a couple of balls go to the boundary and that’s where my roles is, which is to keep them calm and allow them to learn to come back.”Bravo said he still enjoys playing leagues around the world.”For me, this is a game I was born to play as a kid,” said Bravo who hails from Trinidad.”It was my childhood dream to play. I am happy playing it, fans come and pay to watch us and get entertained. I play the game in the right kind of spirit and the way it should be played. We need to have fun and that’s what DJ Bravo is about, that’s what is my brand is about.Also Read | With Lahore airport shut, Pakistan Cricket Board shifts PSL games to KarachiAlso Read | Chris Gayle on world record in England ODIs: Fantastic to hit 39 sixes aged 39Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow West Indies vs EnglandFollow 2019 Cricket World CupFollow Dwayne BravoFollow Chris Gayle West Indies will be a threat to all teams at 2019 World Cup: Dwayne BravoBravo said in Dubai that he was very impressed with the way the young West Indies team was developing and its performance against England in the ODI series in the Caribbean was proof of that.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is releasing a national strategy on dementia today that focuses on preventing the affliction, supporting caregivers and finding cures.According to federal statistics, more than 419,000 Canadian seniors have been diagnosed with some form of dementia, and they rely on an average of 26 hours a week of help from relatives and friends.Most people with dementia and most caregivers are women.Mental decline can have many different causes but there are few treatments and those that exist don’t do much but slow dementia’s progression.So prevention is a major emphasis in the $50-million strategy, with the government hoping that if Canadians get more exercise, eat better and don’t smoke, they’ll avoid dementia causes such as strokes.The government also wants help to be more readily available to caregivers and make them more willing to ask for it.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgGrammy nominated country music singer/songwriter and four time Country Music Association Female Vocalist Of The Year, Martina McBride, and her charitable organization, Team Martina, have launched a campaign to help a Guatemalan orphanage get music instruments.Fundraising for the event called, “Everlasting Music For Kids”, has launched online, having raised already over $25,000 so far. These funds will create a music program and provide care in McBride’s name to kids at Covenant House International, a home for needy and abused children in Guatemala. Team Martina is creating the program to provide classes and music instruments for orphaned girls, ages 9-15, who live at Covenant House.Fans can donate to help Martina’s music program online here.McBride just released a brand new album called “Everlasting” – a collection of iconic soul and pop songs.“Having visited Covenant House earlier this year and seen firsthand the great work they do for teens, I’m excited about this new project,” said Martina. “I know as well as anyone how music can change lives. It makes me happy to think music is going to be introduced to a group of young girls who can truly benefit from it.”Covenant House provides immediate care and housing for young girls who’ve been orphaned, abandoned and victims of abuse and human trafficking.For more details and to donate, go to www.TeamMartina.comor Martina, dedicated to spreading the healing power of music, is Martina McBride’s global charity team having raised over $200,000 for good causes.For more information about Team Martina, please click here.last_img read more

Rabat – Several YouTube channels and news sites released a short video on Monday that shows the deteriorating health of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.The video – which the sources say was recently leaked from excess footage of the Algerian leader’s press conference with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in March – depicts Bouteflika struggling to produce words and pressing his hands against his stomach as Ki-moon tries speaking to him in French.Both men are sitting on chairs while being photographed and filmed by the press present. Bouteflika has suffered two strokes in recent years and, in 2011, Wikileaks revealed a communication from then U.S. Ambassador to Algiers, Robert Ford, who said a physician had told him that the president had fought stomach cancer into remission.Government sources had earlier said the top leader visited France in 2005 and 2006 to seek medical treatment for a severe stomach ulcer.After the leaks, which included over 250,000 documents from the U.S. Department of State, an Algerian diplomatic source quoted by Reuters denied Boutefika’s cancer affliction.Some of the president’s closest political allies and associates have said they have not met with him in over a year, according to an article by The New York Times last December.The president, who previously served as Algeria’s foreign minister, is currently serving his fourth term in the top public office, after new constitutional amendments – backed by Bouteflika, of the ruling National Liberation Front – allowed him to do so.The Times reported mounting suspicions that a clique, led by the president’s brother, Said Bouteflika, had carried out a “soft coup” by running the country under the president’s name. read more

Ottawa made no changes in the federal budget to the way capital gains are taxed, but Finance Minister Bill Morneau isn’t completely ruling out changes in the future.When asked about possible changes to the way profits from selling off personal assets are taxed in the future, Morneau left the door open.Why capital gains tax changes would be bad, but dividend tax changes would be worseOntario urges Ottawa to change tax rules in bid to curb house flipping in hot marketsStephen Jarislowsky: Canada’s capital gains tax is already highly unjust. Raising it will make that worseIn an interview, the minister would only say that the government decided not to make changes in this week’s budget.Rumours about a possible increase to capital gains taxes were widespread on Bay Street ahead of the budget on Wednesday.Under the current rules, half of investors’ capital gains are included when calculating their income taxes.Speculation had suggested that rate could increase to as much as two-thirds or three-quarters. read more

Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar called on President Maithripala Sirisena this morning and discussed potential Indo-Lanka partnerships in areas such as transport, energy and infrastructure, The Hindu newspaper reported.Jaishankar, who is in Sri Lanka on an economic diplomacy initiative, is accompanied by an official delegation of top officials from public sector companies such as GAIL, NTPC, IOC and RITES. A team from the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) is also accompanying him, official sources in Colombo said. On Monday, the visiting Indian delegation will hold sector-wise meetings with their Sri Lankan counterparts. On the agenda, official sources said, are discussions on likely partnerships in the power sector — using Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) — , developing the Trincomalee Oil Farm and expansion of the airports in Palally in Jaffna Peninsula and Colombo, among other projects.Following Sri Lanka’s decision this September to scrap an NTPC-aided power project in the strategically-important Trincomalee, India offered to partner the country in LNG and solar power initiatives. “His meeting with the President lasted a little over 20 minutes and was largely focused on the economic diplomacy initiative,” a senior official with the Sri Lankan Government told The Hindu. Jaishankar, who arrived in Colombo on Saturday on a three day-visit, is holding a series of meetings with key government officials and business heads in Colombo. The foreign secretary’s visit comes a week after President Sirisena met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Goa, on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit, where India offered to build a solar power plant in the eastern port-town of Trincomalee.India and Sri Lanka are also negotiating a trade deal, the Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) which, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently said, would be signed by end of December. However, Indian government sources have maintained that mid-2017 was a more realistic deadline.Jaishankar will call on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday, official sources said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz Co. shares are sliding after one of the company’s top investors sold 25 million shares.3G Capital — a Brazilian private equity firm — reduced its stake in the company by 9%. 3G remains the company’s second-largest shareholder.3G partnered with Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to combine Kraft and Heinz in 2015.But the maker of Heinz ketchup, Jell-O and Velveeta cheese has struggled with competition from store brands and consumers’ migration to healthier, less-processed foods. Berkshire chief Warren Buffett has said his firm overpaid for Kraft.Earlier this year, the company slashed the value of its Oscar Meyer and Kraft brands by $15.4 billion. It also restated financial results after an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Kraft Heinz shares fell 4% to $28.43 in morning trading.The Associated Press read more

Teaching people they can contribute to strong mental health in a variety of ways was the focus on Saturday of the Mind Body Spirit Wellness Fair at The Aud.The weekend fair in Simcoe marked the 10th anniversary of the event, hosted by the Achieve Mental Health Wellness and Recovery Centre, a program of the Community Addiction and Mental Health Services of Haldimand Norfolk.“We started out focussing strictly on what mental health industries are in the community that provide direct services to people with mental health issues,” said Susan Roach, program manager of the Wellness and Recovery Centre. “But there is a lot we can do to improve our mental health.”That was in evidence on Saturday by the number and broad range of wellness fair presenters. Among the 102 vendors were those representing social service agencies, service clubs, all types of health care, those promoting physical health, and hobby groups.Roach said physical activity can be a stress buster and help alleviate depression, as can taking up a hobby. Representatives promoting tai chi, pole walking and yoga were all at the fair, along with the Norfolk Hooks and Books Crochet Club.Sarah Judd is a local farmer who operates Meadow Lynn Market Garden in Simcoe. Her veggie box program delivers fresh produce from her garden to 75 families on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.Recent studies have connected a healthy diet to a lower risk of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.“I try to teach people about seasonal eating,” said Judd. “I add recipes to the boxes.”Several dogs were attracting non-stop attention at the fair. The animals were brought in by Therapeutic Paws of Canada.“We go into nursing homes, hospitals and schools, usually during exam time,” said Petra Behrens, who operates the volunteer program with Scott Richards.The couple has a son with special needs who benefitted from the company of the family pets. Behrens wanted to use the animals to help others.“We make people smile,” she said. “We get to hear a lot of stories from people who talk about dogs they’ve had.”Trisha Schotsch, a program assistant at the Wellness and Recovery Centre, had a collection of framed photographs, taken by centre members, for sale at the fair. Proceeds from the sale of photos is split between the centre, the photo club and the photographer.“I think being part of the photo club gives them a real sense of pride and accomplishment,” said Schotsch. “It gives them something to focus, a distraction from their everyday problems.”Roach said she’s learned to cope with her own mental health issues and wants to help others do the same.“I still get up in the morning and have the illness,” she said. “But it doesn’t rule me. I want people to know that they can do more than what their illness is allowing them to do right now.” read more

“From the Abuja conference in April to the UN special session on HIV/AIDS in June, there have been ample promises of resources and political will,” UNAIDS Executive Director Dr. Peter Piot told a news conference for the 12th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. “It is now time to turn those commitments into action.”In his remarks, Dr. Piot pointed out that there were many possible sources of funding for “scaling up” AIDS efforts from community to national levels, essential to linking local, district, national and regional decision-making. AIDS spending in developing countries must also rise to $7 billion to $10 billion a year, he added; sub-Saharan Africa currently spends only one-tenth of the $4 billion the continent needs.According to UNAIDS, the crisis continues to grow in sub-Saharan Africa, where AIDS killed 2.3 million people this year. There were an estimated 3.4 million new HIV infections in Africa in 2001, bringing to 28.1 million the total number of Africans infected with the virus. In 2001 alone, some 5 million people around the world were newly infected with HIV, and 3 million died of AIDS.At the April summit of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in Abuja, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for a global fund to fight infectious diseases and issued a call to action setting priorities for the fight against AIDS. The Abuja meeting marked a turning point in Africa’s response to the disease as OAU members pledged to allocate 15 per cent of their national budgets to health in order to fight AIDS and related illnesses.Two months later the UN General Assembly convened a high-level special session on HIV/AIDS, where Member States unanimously adopted a Declaration of Commitment setting goals and targets and succeeded in focusing the world’s attention on the epidemic. read more

“I urge the authorities in Kenya to ensure that civilians of all ethnic and political backgrounds can exercise their right to vote in safety and security, and to guarantee that in the post-election period we do not witness the rise in politically-motivated rape which occurred in the wake of the last elections,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, said in a statement.Monday’s election will be the first presidential polls since the December 2007 vote, which was followed by post-election violence in which more than 1,100 people were killed, 3,500 injured and up to 600,000 forcibly displaced.As Kenya goes to the polls, national and international observers and human rights actors have warned of the risk of election violence, including the deliberate targeting of civilians due to political or ethnic affiliations, Ms. Bangura noted, adding that thousands of cases of rape and other forms of sexual assault were documented after the last elections.“I call on all candidates to speak out against election violence, and for the Kenyan authorities to take the necessary steps to avert the risk of increased sexual violence and ensure the protection of civilians, especially women and girls,” she stated.“Above all, the Kenyan authorities must remain alert to the warning signs and send the signal that such crimes will not be tolerated.Also today, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said it is deploying a four-person team to monitor the human rights situation during the electoral period and to support the Kenyan National Commission of Human Rights as well as civil society groups.Earlier this week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced the hope that all Kenyans will work together to ensure that the 4 March election will be peaceful and credible, and said he trusted that efforts made at many levels to prevent a repeat of past violence will be redoubled during the remainder of the campaign. read more

Brock biologist Liette Vasseur is the newly elected president of the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology A group of science students head to the pub to discuss their research project – without their female members present. A male researcher offers to “help” his female colleague, since he has “more” experience and expertise than her, although she has been working in the same field longer.Male tradespeople laugh, and poke fun at their female colleagues.Discrimination against women in traditionally “male” fields – sciences, engineering, technology, trades – ranges from the subtle to the blatant, but all have the effect of keeping women out, explains Brock biologist Liette Vasseur.“In many of these fields, women are still very rare,” she says. “In fact, the numbers are going down in some fields, not up. It’s not changing too much from before.”Vasseur is the newly elected president of the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT).The Mississauga-based group is a resource and support network that researches, promotes and advocates for the full participation of women in science, engineering, trades and technology in government, business, industry and education at all levels.Vasseur explains that there are about as many women as men represented at the BSc level. Women start dropping off at the Master’s level and continue to do so at the PhD and Post-Doctoral levels.“When you look at full professorship – even in biology and some life sciences – you have around 20 or 25 per cent women and 75 per cent men,” she says. “Science is still very much a male-dominated area,” says Vasseur, referring to a presentation by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) at the recent CCWESTT conference.The situation is even grimmer in the some workplaces, particularly in computing sciences and physics, says Vasseur. NSERC reports that women’s participation in these and other areas can be as low as nine per cent.Workplace stress, family obligations and discrimination are the most common reasons why many women do not continue with science careers, she says.Vasseur explains that workplace discrimination can take many forms. She says a common one is a complaint that women scientists do not produce “enough,” even in cases where they have accomplished more than male colleagues.There may even be shortcomings in physical infrastructure. “A simple thing: the bathroom. Seems easy, but bathrooms are quite a difficult topic in trades – in many places such as the shop floor they simply don’t have a women’s washroom,” she says.The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology, which Vasseur now heads, had created a subgroup called the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology, or “WinSETT.”Among other things, the Centre conducts workshops, assisting women in such areas as dealing with salary issues, workplace conflict, negotiating tenure and promotion. Vasseur says she is planning to host a workshop at Brock.Most workplaces and associations have equity policies and programs. For example, Engineers Canada has strategies in place that will, among other things, increase women engineers 30 per cent by the year 2030.Vasseur will also be organizing the CCWESTT 2016 Conference and is currently chairing a task force to discuss the future of the coalition and women’s associations in engineering, science, trades and technology in Canada. read more

Barry Bonds is back in baseball. The Miami Marlins announced Friday that Bonds will become their hitting coach, joining new manager Don Mattingly’s staff.1Since retiring, Bonds has worked as a spring-training guest instructor for the San Francisco Giants, but not on a full-time basis. So now we’ll get to obsessively analyze Bonds’ proportions all over again, this time in arguably the majors’ worst uniform.Bonds is a lightning rod because of his role in MLB’s steroid era, but I’m not here to re-litigate how much he cheated or what his punishment should be. The guy was pretty terrific at hitting a baseball long before we knew what BALCO was.My question is simple: Does a good hitter make for a good hitting coach?Not necessarily.To find out, I looked at every hitting coach going back to 19732The year the designated hitter was introduced. using data from, and for those who played in MLB, I gathered their Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+, a per-plate appearance measure of offensive production that we’re quite fond of at FiveThirtyEight) and the number of wins above replacement (WAR) that can be attributed to their offensive contributions.3For sticklers, this means I removed both positional defense and the overall position adjustment from a player’s WAR. But I did leave baserunning in offensive WAR, as is the custom for the statistic, even though that aspect of the game is often managed by instructors other than the hitting coach.But how does one go about quantifying coaching performance? It’s a complex question that I’ve struggled with over the years. One simple way to judge a hitting coach’s effectiveness is how well his hitters outperformed their expectations. To that end, I used a historical database of Marcel projections — named for the pet monkey from the show “Friends” because they’re so basic a monkey could compute them — and measured the degree to which a hitting coach’s pupils performed better in the batter’s box (according to Weighted On-Base Average, or wOBA) than they were projected to.Armed with all this information, we can see the (non-)relationship between a hitter’s offense and his coaching talents. Whether we make the comparison using the hitting coach’s career WAR, as in the chart above, or using a weighted average of his lifetime wRC+, the correlation between hitting well and coaching others to do the same is effectively nonexistent.While Bonds may have been second only to Babe Ruth among career hitters — ignoring steroids — we have no idea what that means for Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon and the rest of the Marlins hitters. So while the thought of Stanton becoming even more Bonds-like has pitchers everywhere reconsidering their chosen profession, it’s still anyone’s guess whether Bonds will be able to communicate to others just what drove his preternatural plate discipline and freakishly fast reflexes at the plate. read more

OSU sophomore linebacker Jerome Baker (17) intercepts a ball in the second half of the Buckeyes’ 30-27 overtime win against Michigan on Nov. 26. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State’s wide receiver and punt and kickoff returner Parris Campbell was named to the Paul Hornung watch list Monday, while linebackers Jerome Baker and Chris Worley were put on the Butkus Award watch list.The Butkus Award is given to nation’s top linebacker and was last won by a Buckeye in 2007 when James Laurinaitis took home the award. The Hornung, which a Buckeye has never won in its seven-year existence, is awarded to the nation’s most versatile player in a major college football conference by the Louisville Sports Commission. Baker and Worley were staples of the 2016 linebacking corp and figure to lead a fierce unit in 2017. Baker, a junior from Cleveland, tallied 83 tackles last season, including 9.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks. He started 12 of 13 games for Ohio State and recorded a career high 15 tackles against Michigan.Worley, a senior captain from Cleveland, recorded 70 tackles last season and started in all 13 games. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker is expected to play the Mike position in the fall.Campbell, a redshirt junior wideout from Akron, Ohio, will be one of Ohio State’s top targets at wide receiver in 2017, as well as its premier return man. Campbell caught 13 passes for 121 yards last season and led the Big Ten in kickoff return average with 27.8 yards per return.Campbell and Worley join 10 other teammates on watch lists this season. For Baker, this is his third watch list nomination having received a nod for the Bronko Nagurski watch list and the Bednarik Award watch list. read more

Four of the departures come from Cambridge and Oxford. Graham Virgo, Professor of English Private Law and Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education said that he thought that there… Since 2016, 21 workers have been dismissed and 17 have resigned, according to figures obtained by this newspaper under Freedom of Information laws. More than 38 university staff members have been sacked or resigned after complaints of sexual harassment made against them in the past three years, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal. University leaders last night said the figures show how institutions are cracking down on sexual misconduct whilst campaigners described the efforts as “patchy progress” on previous revelations. read more

first_imgAt its just held 2018 AGM, Alberto Calderon, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Orica stated: “Revenues have returned to growth after some years of decline, reflecting both improvements in the macro-economic environment and new contract wins. Ammonium nitrate sales volumes were up five per cent on last year with particularly strong demand in Australia and Indonesia and a strong contribution from North America. We also saw strong demand for our newer products with revenue from new technologies as a proportion of total sales up more than 30% on last year.”He added: “It was also pleasing to see customer satisfaction rates increase again this year. This is an important validation of our investment in new technology and expertise. As the resources industry embraces big data and automation to lift returns, we are making the most of this opportunity. We believe market conversion to more modern, less commoditised products and services will improve margins for our customers, and for us.”Orica is making significant progress in the commercialisation of its technology. At the time of last year’s AGM, it had just completed trials of its BulkMaster 7 delivery systems and wireless blasting system, WebGen, and was just introducing its digital platform, BlastIQ, to new customers.Calderon stated: “We now have 20 BulkMaster 7s in the field, BlastIQ is being used at more than 100 customer sites around the world, and commercial sales of WebGen have commenced. We’ve just launched the next generation of BlastIQ, we’re rolling out at least another 20 BulkMaster 7’s this year, and the next generation of WebGen is in development. For me, WebGen is the most exciting development our industry has seen since bulk explosives in the 1960s. It will fundamentally change how our customers think about mine planning. The safety and productivity gains it will deliver for our customers will be significant, and we will share in that.”Lastly, he said the acquisition of GroundProbe early in the calendar 2018 year was a significant step in expanding its digital capability and customer offering. “GroundProbe is a global market leader in the provision of critical monitoring and measurement technologies for the mining sector. It has integrated well into the business, it is contributing positively to earnings, and we are now focusing on leveraging our global network to accelerate its growth.”last_img read more

first_img“He was probably my best ride of the day because he loves that ground. This is a great day,” Hughes said afterwards.As Frankie Dettori did at Ascot in 1996, Hughes rode his seventh winner of the day in the last aboard Mama Quilla, who saw a flood of money come for her to be sent off 15/8 favourite. Hughes did not disappoint punters, getting up a length and a half  for a 10,168/1 accumulator on the day. Hughes and Dettori are now the only two jockeys in British flat racing history to ride seven winners on a race card.Brady, Wilson named in Ireland side to face Faroes > RICHARD HUGHES RODE an incredible 10,168/1 seven-timer at Windsor racecourse on Monday.The champion jockey in waiting rode Mama Quilla in the 5.40 to grab his seventh winner of the eight card meeting.Richard Hannon’s stable jockey and son-in-law rode the first five winners of the day, with 13/8 joint-favorite Pivotal Movement giving Hughes and his boss Hannon their first winner of the day.Those were quickly followed up East Texas Red in the 2:30 (5/2F), Embankment in the 3:05 (7/1), the 3:35 with Magic Secret and the 4:10 with 5/2 favourite Links Drive Lady for trainer Dean Ivory.Hughes came unstuck in the 4.40, with his mount Ever Fortune going off 2/1 favourite, but only managing a third place finish.The Irish jockey was soon back in the winners enclosure, with a super ride on Duke Of Clarence in the 5.10 to notch up his sixth winner on the card.last_img read more

first_imgPollution de l’air à Moscou : les risques sanitairesRussie – Les fumées qui stagnent sur la capitale peuvent provoquer des problèmes respiratoires, mais aussi cardiovasculaires et neurologiques.La canicule et les incendies qui frappent la Russie ont provoqué d’intenses fumées nocives, qui ont plongé les Moscovites dans un brouillard toxique. Les risques pour la santé concernent toute la population, mais sont susceptibles d’être beaucoup dangereux pour les personnes à risque : les enfants en bas âge, les personnes âgées et les malades.À lire aussiCanicule : comment protéger son smartphone pendant les fortes chaleurs ?Le manque d’oxygène augmente les risques de mortalité chez les individus souffrant d’asthme ou d’insuffisance respiratoire. La forte concentration en carbone qui lui est associée peut également provoquer des troubles neurologiques. Les hydrocarbures représentent également un facteur potentiellement dangereux, mais ils n’ont jamais été étudiés de manière assez précise pour  définir leurs effets sur l’être humain. Enfin, les particules en suspension dans l’air peuvent s’infiltrer dans le système circulatoire et causer des accidents vasculaires.Pour se protéger, les habitants de Moscou n’ont pour l’instant d’autre solution efficace que de fuir les fumées toxiques en quittant la ville.Le 10 août 2010 à 11:09 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgCholéra : un avion mis en quarantaine pour une gastro-entériteToulouse, France – Un avion assurant la liaison Lisbonne-Toulouse a été mis en quarantaine dimanche 31 octobre sur l’aéroport de Toulouse-Blagnac. En cause : une erreur ayant conduit à confondre une gastro-entérite avec un possible cas de choléra.  Un simple problème d’interprétation a causé bien des émotions aux passagers du vol de la compagnie portugaise TAP qui a atterri sur l’aéroport de Toulouse-Blagnac dimanche à 12h30. Selon le témoignage d’un passager, rapporté par l’AFP, une hôtesse a cru qu’un passager, ayant déclaré souffrir de simples maux de ventre, était en fait contaminé par le choléra. L’homme, médecin de surcroît, a eu beau affirmer son bon état de santé, a été confiné au fond de l’avion durant 1h15, jusqu’à l’atterrissage de l’appareil. Un autre médecin présent à bord avait pourtant lui aussi exclu le choléra de son diagnostic.Plus de peur que de mal donc, avec cette “fausse alerte”, qui aura tout de même bloqué l’ensemble des passagers du vol concerné durant deux heures, masque sur le visage. Comme l’a souligné auprès de l’Agence France Presse Françoise Souliman, secrétaire générale de la préfecture, il ne “s’agissait [que] d’un problème de mauvaise compréhension entre un équipage portugais qui ne parlait pas un mot de français et un passager qui avait simplement mal au ventre”.Le 2 novembre 2010 à 11:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more