We have spent only 2 months together since getting married last year: Sushil’s wife

first_imgAs wrestler Sushil Kumar was scripting history inside the ExCel arena, there were many Indians cheering for him. But there was one very special fan sitting amongst the crowd. Sushil Kumar’s wife Savi Solanki was a picture of composure and self assurance as Sushil sliced through the field in the 66kg category.  The young Savi, who got married to Sushil only a year ago, has hardly spent any time with India’s greatest Olympian. “We have only spent two months together since getting married last year. Sushil has been so busy with his training. He’s hardly been in India during the last year” Savi told Headlines Today. And the hard work has certainly paid off, with Sushil Kumar becoming an Indian sporting icon on the wrestling mat in London. In fact, he can now be put in the same category as a Sachin Tendulkar or a Vishwanathan Anand. “Sushil has really worked hard over the last couple of years. He has been in Belarus and other countries and we are all delighted for him,” she said.  No other Indian has won individual medals at successive Olympic games and some of that credit should also go to Sushil’s family who have made sacrifices of their own to see him succeed at the biggest sporting stage of them all.last_img read more

Tips to buy the perfect camera for your needs

first_imgConsumers never had this good. Earlier, the market for cameras was simple: for professionals, the option was a big and bulky single-lens reflex camera while for more mainstream consumers – or in other words, moms and pops – the right choice was the pocketable point-and-shoot. Now, it is a different world. There are different types of cameras in the market. If you go to a website like Flipkart or Amazon, you will see categories like point-and-shoot cameras, DSLR cameras, advanced point-and-shoot cameras, zoom cameras, bridge cameras, mirrorless cameras and so on and so forth. So, which is the right camera for you? The answer to this depends on what you want from your camera. In a way, almost all cameras out in the market right now are good enough to click photos that you may share on Facebook and Instagram. If your aim is to just click good photos on a sunny noon, you can pick any camera and get desired results. But it gets little tricky when you start adding words like low-light photography, or wild-life photography or travel photography. Before you buy a camera, make sure you know why you are buying it, especially nowadays when you can also click photos with a smartphone and some of these phones – iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 and Nexus 5X, Xiaomi Mi 4 – have stellar cameras. Once you have finalised the objective, here is what you should buy:Camera for daily shootingBuy a point-and-shoot or a compact mirrorless camera for the daily shooting. Yes, DSLR cameras are very powerful but you don’t need it. In fact, you will use a point-and-shoot or mirrorless camera more because it is easier to carry and use. Just keep it on auto mode and snap the pic when required. No need to change lenses or fiddle with metering modes. Decide your budget and then choose a camera that has the brightest lens (lowest F aka aperture value) and biggest image sensor. Megapixels don’t matter. Zoom doesn’t matter. This means if you are getting a camera that has 1-inch image sensor, 10-megapixel image size, and F2.0 lens but only 3X zoom, you should buy it over a similarly priced camera that has 20-megapixel image size, 1/3-inch image sensor 30X zoom and F3.5. advertisementYou need a camera for travel shootingFor most of the travel photography, mirrorless cameras when paired with two lenses are fantastic. One of these lenses could be a general purpose lens, possibly the one that came with your camera, and the other one could be a moderate zoom lens for occasions when you may go to wide open areas like beach or big valleys. The same lens can also do the duty in zoo etc. But if this is a rather expensive solution, then go for the best point-and-shoot camera you can get in your budget. Buy a DSLR camera only if you are willing to put up with the bulk and complexity, which you ideally would like to avoid during travels.Also, do take a look at the mirrorless cameras with fixed lenses and fixed focal length (no zoom). These are slightly expensive but the fixed lens is usually of very high-quality and hence makes these cameras excellent for street and casual photography, even in night. You do lots of low-light photographyIf you want a camera to click your pub sojourns on Friday nights, either you should buy a mirrorless or get a DSLR camera and pair it with a sharp (F1.8) lens. Although, the bulky cameras won’t look good if your aim is to shoot quick photos during a party or birthday celebrations. So another, and better, option is a compact camera with at least 1-inch image sensor and sharp lens (F2 or lower). You want to do wildlife, sports or action photographyThere is no beating DSLR cameras here. These are the only cameras suitable for this kind of photography because only they offer the kind of focus system and controls that are required. Mirrorless cameras are getting better but are not there yet. And don’t even think about superzoom cameras. They are junk. Pair the DSLR camera with a zoom lens, something with at least 300mm reach, and you are good to go.Also Read: Shooting wildlife with mirrorless camera? It’s complicated One camera to do it allFor best results, you should buy a DSLR camera. Although it also means that you will have to spend money on lenses, and they are very expensive. Over the years, you may not realise but if you calculate you will find you spent some Rs 3 lakh to Rs 4 lakh on your photo gear. DSLR camera, as noted earlier, are also bulky and require a learning curve. If you take out the wildlife shooting from the equation, cameras like the Sony RX100 IV or a mirrorless camera with a sharp F1.8 or F2.8 lens work well as all-purpose cameras.  advertisementCameras we recommendCanon IXUS 275 HS: Available for around Rs 7,000, this is the cheapest camera we recommend. Anything cheaper than this and you may not get images that are any different from what you shoot with your smartphone. Nikon Coolpix P340: Sold with a price of around Rs 17,000, the Coolpix P340 is the compact camera to buy if you are not spending more than Rs 20,000. Reason: Its excellent F1.8 lens and a relatively large image sensor. Nikon D3300: Sold at a price of around Rs 25,000, this is the cheapest DSLR camera we recommend. It’s versatile and offers image quality that is not only best in class but also better than what competitors offer in next class.Sony RX 100 IV: Actually, all of Sony’s RX 100 cameras are a good buy at their respective price points. Yes, even the RX 100, the 4-year-old camera that sells for around Rs 26,000. But the fourth generation RX 100 IV is the best and priciest. It sells for around Rs 60,000 but it is so good it may be the only camera you will ever need.Sony A6000: This is the mirrorless camera we recommend. But don’t buy it with the kit lens. Buy body for around Rs 43,000. And then pair it with two-lens system – a small, fast lens and a good quality all-purpose zoom. The whole setup will be expensive but worth it. If you don’t want that expensive, consider RX 100 IV. Nikon D750: This is the full frame camera to buy at the moment. With the image quality and features it offers, it’s a bargain at the current selling price of around Rs 1,10,000 (only body).last_img read more

Eden Hazard expects three-way battle for Premier League title

first_imgChelsea forward Eden Hazard expects Manchester City and Liverpool to be the London side’s main rivals in the Premier League title race after the top three sides all enjoyed victories on the weekend.Chelsea retained their place at the summit after they claimed a seventh successive league victory with a 2-1 home triumph over Tottenham Hotspur and will hope to continue the hot streak when they travel to third-placed City on Saturday. (Also read: Chelsea end unbeaten Tottenham’s start, stay top of league)”Man City and Liverpool. They are both good. If we want to be there at the end, then we have to finish above them,” Hazard told British media when asked which teams Chelsea will need to be most wary of in the title race.Second-placed Liverpool overcame a stubborn Sunderland 2-0 at Anfield on Saturday, while City rallied for a 2-1 victory at Burnley earlier in the day.Chelsea, who finished 10th last campaign, are in fine form, having scored 19 goals and conceded just one during their winning run and Hazard admitted the absence of European football had given Antonio Conte’s side a vital advantage.”We have one week to prepare for the game and at the end of the week, we know what to do when we play,” the 25-year-old Belgian international added.”Last year, we were just doing recovery so we weren’t always ready for the game but that’s not the case now. We’re concentrating on the opposition during the week and give everything.”We do lots of tactical work and video work, it depends who we’re playing. We do everything to be prepared.”advertisementlast_img read more

Giants Slip By 49ers, 30-27

first_img(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As Eli Manning looked around the huddle, there were a few folks the Giants quarterback wouldn’t expect to see during a critical drive.No matter. He guided them to the winning touchdown anyway.Larry Donnell’s spectacular catch over two 49ers with 21 seconds remaining lifted New York past San Francisco 30-27 on Oct. 11, capping Manning’s sensational clutch performance.Manning had a career-best 41 completions in 54 attempts and his perfect throw to Donnell finished off an 82-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown. The two-time Super Bowl winner passed for 441 yards and became the winningest quarterback in team history with 102.He pulled off the decisive drive with several backups on the field; starting receivers Odell Beckham Jr., and Rueben Randle had hamstring issues, and third-down back Shane Vereen was in the backfield with Manning.“That last drive we had new faces out there, especially at receiver,” Manning said. “I had a scramble and then a big screen to Shane.“There were a couple of big plays where guys stepped up, and Odell coming back in (at the end of the series) and Larry’s touchdown. … This win is special.”Donnell was between Antoine Bethea and NaVorro Bowman, two of the 49ers’ best defenders, when he leaped to snag the pass in the back of the end zone before falling on his back, the winning catch secured.“Eli put it up there and I went up and got it,” Donnell said. “Once I got it, I held on tight.”New York (3-2) has won three straight and leads the NFC East. San Francisco (1-4) has lost four in a row and let this one slip away after an impressive comeback.Carlos Hyde’s 2-yard run with 1:45 remaining gave the 49ers the lead. But on a night of huge plays and lengthy drives, Manning and Donnell had the topper.Never in doubt, tackle Justin Pugh said.“I looked around the huddle and everybody had that mentality that we were going to score. Guys stepped up with some huge plays,” he said. “We moved on them the entire game. We felt confident we could get it down on them. When they look you back in the eye, you just know. It was huge.”last_img read more

Gabrielle Union Urges Skin Cancer Prevention

first_imgOne in five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime. As fall fast approaches, Neutrogena and actress Gabrielle Union are urging people to make skin cancer prevention part of their daily, year-round routines in an effort to thwart this epidemic.There is a lot of progress to be made: a recent national survey commissioned by Neutrogena and executed by Harris Interactive showed that just 13 percent of all women in the U.S. wear sunscreen on a daily basis. Fifty-six percent of women surveyed believe the growing rate in skin cancer is due to lack of education.Additionally, among those who have ever used sunscreen, 76 percent of White women and 63 percent of Hispanic women use it to protect themselves from skin cancer, compared to just 46 percent of African American women. A common belief is that darker skin tones offer a natural barrier from the sun’s damaging rays. However, these myths can often lead to lax and dangerous sun safety behaviors. Committed to eradicating skin cancer, Neutrogena, the number one dermatologist-recommended sun care brand, is dedicated to help save lives through year-round prevention, education and protection efforts.“Just because summer is ending, sun-safe behavior should not,” says Gabrielle Union. “Skin cancer is the one cancer that’s preventable, yet it’s still on the rise. I’m glad that I can help Neutrogena educate people by spotlighting common sun protection myths and spreading the word that it doesn’t matter the color of your skin; everyone can get skin cancer.”“There are many misconceptions about who can get skin cancer and how you get skin cancer,” says dermatologist Dr. Darrell Rigel. “The fact that melanoma is the most preventable cancer yet still on the rise, shows that more education is needed.”Furthermore, the recent survey reveals that while 76 percent of all women believe daily sunscreen use is important in helping prevent skin cancer, the average woman does not begin using it until she is nearly 30, long after significant skin damage has already been done.View a sun protection PSA from Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Garner and Miranda Cosgrove and learn more about skin cancer prevention at www.csh.neutrogena.com.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Zendaya Celebrates 18th Birthday By Raising Funds To Feed Hungry Children

first_imgDisney star and Hollywood Records’ multi-platinum artist Zendaya will celebrate her 18th birthday on Sept. 1, 2014 with a campaign to help feed at least 150 hungry children in Haiti, Tanzania and the Philippines through feedONE, an initiative of Convoy of Hope.From Aug. 25 through Sept. 9, 2014, fans of the pop star can help her reach her goal by visiting feedone.com/Zendaya and making a donation. Every $10 raised will feed a child for one month. Fans may also text ZHOPE to 50555 to feed one child.“Too many kids will go back to school hungry this year, but we can do something about that,” said Zendaya. “My generation has the opportunity to change the world. With Convoy of Hope, I’ve raised my voice and am using it to give people hope.”International, humanitarian-relief organization, Convoy of Hope brings help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting. A Convoy of Hope initiative, feedONE currently feeds more than 146,000 children in 11 countries. The organization welcomes help from people like Zendaya to feed the tens of thousands more children on its waiting list.“We’re so grateful that Zendaya is using her platform to raise awareness for those in need,” said Hal Donaldson, president and co-founder of Convoy of Hope. “We look forward to continuing to partner with her in the future.”Zendaya has been an advocate for Convoy of Hope since Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New York and New Jersey in 2012, promoting disaster response work by the organization. The singer urged her fans to text a $10 donation to help.Since then, Zendaya has offered her voice and influence to tell Convoy of Hope’s story to her millions of followers on social media. In 2013, Zendaya also encouraged fans to support Convoy of Hope after tornadoes ravaged Oklahoma and when Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines.Zendaya also recently released a cover of John Legend’s “All of Me,” the proceeds of which will benefit Convoy of Hope.For more information and to view a message from Zendaya visit feedONE.com/Zendaya.last_img read more

Continued improvement in Iraqs security situation Ban reports

Mr. Ban cautions that the gains made so far need to be sustained through meaningful political dialogue and national reconciliation. “Time is of the essence, and Iraq can no longer afford continued delays in finding viable political solutions,” the Secretary-General says in the quarterly report, released today.The Secretary-General also highlights the issue of disputed internal boundaries in the country and says it remains a priority for the UNAMI. He strongly encourages the Iraqi authorities and political stakeholders to explore opportunities created by the mission’s work on this delicate issue.UNAMI will also continue to assist Iraq’s independent electoral commission in planning for governorate elections, Mr. Ban says, but warns that unless a new electoral law is passed in time Iraqis will be deprived of the chance to vote this year, which could alienate various communities.According to the report, rising levels of oil income offer an opportunity to improve the management and accountability of the country’s financial resources, but Mr. Ban says that essential services are still lacking and fuel shortages remain widespread in a country with vast oil reserves. He stresses that job creation is vital.“Although Iraq forecasts around 7 per cent growth for 2008, the new wealth has not lifted many Iraqis out of poverty or reduced unemployment levels,” he writes.While welcoming new commitments to assist people displaced inside the country, the Secretary-General also calls on the Iraqi Government to develop ways of helping the Iraqi refugee community in the region, in cooperation with neighbouring host countries.Mr. Ban says the fact that a growing number of Arab States have expressed their willingness to re-establish a diplomatic presence in Baghdad is a positive development, and the decision by the United Arab Emirates to forgive Iraqi debt is a strong step that he hopes is taken by others in the region. 1 August 2008A combination of political and military efforts has led to continued improvements in security across Iraq in the past three months, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes in his latest report to the Security Council on the United Nations Assistance Mission to the country (UNAMI). read more

MR meets South Korean leader

Rajapaksa arrived in Seoul Monday for a four-day state visit. Under a memorandum of understanding, the money to come from South Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) will be used in various agricultural and public work projects as well as education and health-related programs, it said. “The agreement is important because it raises transparency on the amount of money that will be offered, making it easier for Colombo to set up its national development plans,” the ministry said.The EDCF can make it possible for local companies to take part in the ongoing 10-year national infrastructure building plan that runs through 2016, it said.The loans can also strengthen bilateral economic ties with the country that buys South Korean cars, knitted goods and synthetic rubber. Two-way trade between the two countries reached $426 million last year, with South Korea posting a $262 million surplus. South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa held a summit in Seoul Tuesday to discuss ways to strengthen economic and other cooperation between the two countries.Meanwhile South Korea said it will provide Sri Lanka US$200 million in development loans that can be used for future infrastructure building by the South Asian country. In the past, Seoul provided development loans to 22 projects worth $460 million, making Sri Lanka the fourth-largest beneficiary of official overseas assistance. (South Korean agencies) During Tuesday’s summit, Lee said Sri Lanka’s economy has grown steadily and its political situation stabilized due to Rajapaksa’s leadership. Lee also thanked Sri Lanka for sending a pair of elephants two years ago as a token of friendship between the two countries. “In particular, more than 20,000 Sri Lankan workers are contributing to the economy of South Korea and they are beloved by South Korean businessmen,” Lee said during the summit, referring to migrant workers from the South Asian nation.Lee said the two countries agreed to expand the Sri Lankan workforce in South Korea. Further details of the agreement were not immediately available.Rajapaksa’s trip to Seoul also includes a forum with business leaders of the two countries and a meeting with leading South Korean trade organizations.South Korea will meanwhile provide Sri Lanka US$200 million in development loans that can be used for future infrastructure building by the South Asian country, the South Korean Finance Ministry said. read more

Mahindas SLPP says it is heading for victory at polls

The coalition Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had been accused by some sections of society and the opposition of failing to fully meet public expectations.Sirisena’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Wickremesinghe’s United National Party contested the elections separately with the main challenge coming from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna led by Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says it is expected to win the Local Government (LG) elections based on results counted so far.Sources close to the Rajapaksa camp said that preliminary results received had indicated that the SLPP had a clear lead. The Local Government election was seen as an unofficial referendum on the performance of the unity Government so far. The election is the first election to be held since the current Government came to power in 2015 defeating the administration led by Mahinda Rajapaksa. read more

Go Figure Michael Jordan BBQ Sauce Sells For 10K

A Chicago man with an apparent appetite for barbeque sauce and an overwhelming appreciation for Michael Jordan spent $9,995 on eBay for a gallon of BBQ sauce intended for use on McDonald’s McJordan sandwich in 1992.The seller was surprised, to say the least.“I’ve got quite a bit of McDonald’s memorabilia,” said Mort Bank, a former McDonald’s owner-operator in North Dakota. “This was on my shelf, and my daughter who helps me with eBay said, ‘I wonder what something like this would be worth?’“I said, ‘I can’t imagine anyone else saved it.’ It only could have been another owner-operator. We decided to see what we could get . . . I said I can remember a chicken nugget someone said looked like Jesus that sold on eBay for what, $6,000? You have to use your imagination to to even think it looks like that. This is an actual product.”The sandwich was named after Michael Jordan during the Bulls’ run of championships, and Bank said the regional McJordan promotion was the first time McDonald’s named a sandwich after a person. Its limited production made the sauce a rare item.Bank would not disclose any information about the buyer other than he’s a male from Chicago.“I assume he’s a Bulls fan,” Bank said.Bank, 65, also is a big NBA fan and former Minnesota Timberwolvesseason-ticket holder.“I’m a Laker fan (from their days as the Minneapolis Lakers),” he said. “But I loved watching Michael Jordan and consider him one of the greatest ever.“If the Lakers weren’t in the Finals, I’d cheer for the Bulls.”Bank originally had the item up for auction on eBay several months ago, but no bid ever met the minimum price of $10,000. So Bank, who was getting offers for approximately $1,000, said he had to renew it every five days at a cost. He decided to apply a “buy it now” option at $10,000.“All of a sudden a news story broke, not sure how, but all of a sudden my daughter called and said we were getting all kinds of offers and questions about it,” Bank said. “It started spreading on the Internet. People paid attention and started making offers.”Once the offer for $9,995.00 came in, Bank decided to sell.“If I had known it was going to be red hot on the Internet, I might have done it differently, but $10,000 for barbecue sauce is pretty good,” Bank said.Bank said he sold his seven McDonald’s restaurants and started his own themed restaurant chain called Space Aliens with four in North Dakota and two in Minnesota. read more

Hospitals failing to raise alarm over substandard locum doctors

first_imgThe current method of gaining patient feedback needs to be looked atSir Keith Pearson Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The system was introduced in 2012, in the wake of Harold Shipman and other NHS scandals.But the new report finds that for many locums, some of whom demand £155 an hour to work in understaffed hospitals, this is barely more than a tick-box exercise.Sir Keith Pearson, who led the review, said hospital managers would tell locum agencies “please don’t send that doctor again”, but not give reasons why.The head of Health Education England also revealed he had found evidence patients were failing to give honest feedback about doctors, which is a critical part of the relicensing process, for fear of being identified and mistreated.Many doctors are only providing 10 pieces of patient feedback a year for their revalidation reviews, Sir Keith said.GMC rules also allow doctors to select only the best comments to pass on to their appraiser, although the report found the profession was getting gradually better in this respect.“The current method of gaining patient feedback needs to be looked at,” he said, adding that there was “no obvious mechanism” for identifying concern about a doctor’s competency.The Government has introduced an agency cap on how much should be paid to locums, although some hospitals are forced to compete for staff and pay above these rates.The new report found that more than a third standards appraisals are deferred for agency doctors, more than twice the rate for medics with fixed employment.“Doctors are under increasing pressure, and it is vital they are given the appropriate time and support for their own learning and wellbeing,” said Charlie Massey, GMC chief executive.Dr Mark Porter, council chair of the British Medical Association, said the appraisal process must be applied equally to all doctors to avoid “locums falling through the cracks.”center_img More than 8,000 highly paid locum doctors could be putting patients at risk by escaping proper checks on their fitness to practice, a new report warns.An investigation for the General Medical Council also found hospitals are failing to raise the alarm when they come across stand-in medics whose skill levels are unsafe.Doctors in the UK are supposed to undergo annual appraisals and must get their licence to practise revalidated every five years.last_img read more

Former soldier sues MoD after contracting Q fever from animal bacteria in

 The NHS says the bacterial infection is usually harmless, but that it can cause serious problems in some people.Normally, the fever is successfully treated with antibiotics and it is rare for it to develop into chronic fatigue syndrome.The disease may cause mild symptoms similar to the flu. However, many people have no symptoms at all. Mild forms of the disease may clear up in a few weeks without any treatment.The MOD follows the recommendations of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, which does not recommend vaccination for Q fever.The Australian government has cleared Q-VAX, a Q fever vaccine, for issue, but it is not currently licensed for use in the UK.An MOD spokesperson said: “As legal proceedings are ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A former soldier is suing the Ministry of Defence (MoD) after claiming he caught the debilitating infection Q fever while dodging Taliban bullets in Helmand province, in the first case of its kind.The former infantryman says he contracted the bacterial infection during a tour of duty in Afghanistan.Wayne Bass, 34, was medically discharged from the Army in June 2012 suffering Q fever and chronic fatigue symptoms. He says his life has been ruined by the Army’s failure to provide antibiotics which would have protected him from the disease.In 2011 Mr Bass was serving as a private in 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment. His platoon was responsible for reconnaissance and protecting other forces in a part of Helmand Province known for its heavy Taliban presence.   It is there that he believes he contracted Q fever, an infection caused by bacteria most commonly found in cattle, sheep, and goats.He said: “To avoid enemy fire I was constantly having to dive into ditches on the ground where farm animals had been, there were animals all over the place”.Mr Bass, from Redditch, Worcestershire, is testing the MoD’s duty to protect troops against Q fever claiming he should have been given antibiotics by the Army. After experiencing flu-like symptoms Mr Bass was treated with intravenous antibiotics. Following periods in hospital and at the MoD’s Headley Court rehabilitation centre in Surrey, he was diagnosed with Q fever chronic fatigue syndrome.“On some days I’m OK, I can walk a few hundred metres,” he said.“But often I get breathless, have aches and pains all over my body for which I have to take very powerful painkillers.”The nerve pain in my lower back and legs means that my back can lock up and I’m immobile.”Justin Glenister of Hilary Meredith Solicitors, representing Mr Bass, said: “This is the first case in which the question will be asked whether the MoD had a duty to protect soldiers against this known risk of Q fever, which we say was a preventable risk, and what steps it ought to have taken to protect them. There are other similar cases being prepared.”The five-day trial, which started on Monday at the Central London County Court, will examine the extent of any duty owed by the army to Mr Bass in relation to Q fever, and whether that duty was breached.Q fever is an infection caused by bacteria found in cattle, sheep, and goats around the world. Humans typically get Q fever when they breathe in dust contaminated by the faeces of infected farm animals. read more

ROAD TO SWEDEN 2016 14 matches 14 routine home wins

Women’s EHF EURO 2016 Here are the complete results of the Women’s EHF EURO 2016 Qualifications Round 1 which has been played on Wednesday and Thursday. All 14 matches are ended by routine wins of home teams.Group 1Norway – Belarus 35:24 (19:13)Romania – Lithuania 29:20 (16:10)Group 2Czech Republic – Italy 33:15 (14: 5)Serbia – Ukraine 34:25 (14:12)Group 3Netherlands – Bulgaria 45:24 (24:16)Spain – Austria 25:15 (13: 6)Group 4Croatia – Slovenia 27:19 (14:11)Montenegro – Macedonia 21:14 (12: 8)Group 5Poland – Finland 29:12 (13: 8)Hungary – Slovakia 32:19 (15: 8)Group 6Russia – Portugal 39:19 (20:10)Denmark – Turkey 28:19 (16:10)Group 7Germany – Switzerland 29:18 (13:10)France – Island 27:17 (11: 8) ← Previous Story FC BARCELONA: Ohlander to replace Šarić in November Next Story → LNH: Strong PSG Handball alone at the TOP read more

Documentary tells story of cancer bus that takes patients from Donegal to

first_img By Cliodhna Russell Short URL 32,311 Views Source: Phantom Limb Productions/VimeoTuras na hAilse is being screened tonight on TG4 at 8.30pm. I’ve often hugged people here, they’d cry and that was good to get that realise because you’d see the loneliness in their eyes. 34 Comments CANCER PATIENTS IN Donegal have to travel over 200 kilometres for their nearest treatment centre to receive radiotherapy in Galway.The bus, which is called the cancer bus, picks up patients on Monday morning and brings them home on Friday evening.One woman said, “I have to be up at 4.30 and it takes between four and five hours.”They stay in the cancer support centre Inis Aoibhinn for the week, supporting each other in these difficult circumstances.A TG4 documentary, Turas na hAilse, which means The Cancer Journey, follows the patients as they make this journey together.Describing his diagnoses, one man said, “I was just normal as ever I was beforehand, to get the news like that, that wasn’t nice.” Another woman said: Share Tweet Email3 Documentary tells story of ‘cancer bus’ that takes patients from Donegal to Galway every week A TG4 documentary, Turas na hAilse, follows the patients as they make this journey together. http://jrnl.ie/3348072 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 19 Apr 2017, 7:37 PM Apr 19th 2017, 7:37 PM last_img read more

Greece to boost naval presence off Cyprus

first_imgForeign Minister Evangelos Venizelos announced that Greece is planning to boost its naval presence in the Eastern Mediterranean with a frigate and a submarine but said the move would be a contribution to NATO and United Nations-backed missions in the region, not a response to a Turkish bid to prospect in waters where Cyprus already has a license to drill for oil and gas.“All our initiatives are initiatives of political diplomacy aimed at maintaining stability and peace in the region,” Venizelos told reporters in Nicosia. He added that all countries in the region must work toward the same aim. “That is also our message to the Turkish side,” he said.Venizelos met with his Cypriot and Egyptian counterparts, Ioannis Kasoulides and Sameh Hassan Shoukry, for talks that focused on offshore energy rights and exclusive economic zones. The three diplomats subsequently issued a joint statement essentially condemning Ankara, saying they “deplored the recent illegal actions perpetrated within Cyprus’s EEZ, as well as the unauthorized seismic operations being conducted therein.”“Any unilateral actions further undermine the stability and security of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East area,” they added.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

A Nintendo Fan Makes His Own Switch VR Headset

first_imgThe Nintendo Switch is still in its earliest days, so asking when it’ll get a VR peripheral is a tad premature. However, that didn’t stop one clever gamer from fashioning his own Switch VR headset.YouTuber NintenDrew took a Durovis Dive 7 headset and stuck a Nintendo Switch on it. This headset is supposed to be used with tablets, but it works nicely as a makeshift Switch headset.Since there are no 3D games on Switch, NintenDrew had to improvise. He recorded 720p footage from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Using a workaround to get YouTube videos to run on Switch, he was able to play the Ocarina of Time footage he recorded. He played the same footage side-by-side in order to replicate stereoscopic 3D. Doing this, he was able to simulate the VR experience on Switch.The set up isn’t perfect though. As you can see from the video below, each of the headset’s lenses can only display 500 horizontal pixels. This is because the Switch is larger than most VR headsets. A full 3D image can only be seen in the center of the screen where the two view ports overlap. Because of the Switch’s low resolution, jagged edges become more apparent when using it as a VR device.Will we ever see an official VR peripheral for the Switch? Maybe. In late 2016, Nintendo patented a VR headset that looked like it was made for a Switch. Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima even said that if Nintendo resolves comfort issues associated with prolonged VR usage, that the company would move forward with VR. It’s entirely possible that Nintendo is already testing VR for Switch.Right now, it is uncertain what the future of VR is. Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have pretty much flatlined in sales. The PlayStation VR — the most successful dedicated VR device on the market — has seemingly hit its peak as well. Even if Nintendo does manage to create a capable VR headset for Switch, would there even be a market for it? It’s hard to say, but whatever they come up with (if they are indeed working on a VR headset), it will certainly be better than the company’s infamous Virtual Boy.last_img read more

Rose enjoys playing for England

first_imgDanny Rose believes playing for England is now enjoyable, according to Sports Mole.The Spurs defender has revealed he was emotional by the reaction of the fans after England’s 2-1 semi-final World Cup loss to Croatia on Tuesday night.Gareth Southgate’s side missed out on an opportunity to play in their first World Cup final since 1966 but a majority of the fans stayed behind after the game to applaud the players and coaching staff.Rose believes the reaction of the fans towards the players now shows that playing for the country has become more enjoyable.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“That scene at the end of the game was emotional and I can’t believe I’m excited about putting on the England shirt again. A few years ago I didn’t think I would get this excited to put on the shirt but it just goes to show the new connection between the fans and the players.” Rose is quoted saying by Sky Sports.“I’m not going to lie it wasn’t always enjoy some years back, whether we won or lost. But now I can’t wait to get back on the pitch in an England shirt,” he continued.Rose is expected to start for England in their third-place playoff game against Belgium on Saturday.last_img read more

JAMAICA MOU signed to further boost Child Protection Services

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 21, 2017 – Kingston – The Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further improve the quality of services offered to vulnerable children and families.The two-year MOU entails the establishment of a referral system that facilitates social interventions for persons who are assessed and determined to be vulnerable.   They include current and former wards of the State; children remanded in government places of safety, pending court decisions; youngsters deemed at risk to be or who have been neglected, abused or maltreated by their families; and those on the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH).The MOU was signed during a ceremony at CPFSA’s head office on Duke Street, Kingston, on November 17.   Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Collette Roberts-Risden, said the MOU will support the CPFSA’s delivery of much-needed assistance to the target beneficiaries.“What we hope to achieve… is that any child in need of support, we will refer them to the CPFSA, and, similarly, any child in need of the programmes in our Ministry, the CPFSA will refer them to us,” she said.Meanwhile, CPFSA Chief Executive Officer, Rosalee Gage-Grey, said the partnership will assist in strengthening the family structure.“We can’t treat with children without treating with their families; and we believe that if we give greater support to our families, then the children will be OK.   As we seek to build the family structure in our country, we want to ensure that the most vulnerable who, we both serve, are protected and provided with services in a timely manner.   We see this partnership as very valuable,” she said.The CPFSA, formerly the Child Development Agency (CDA), is the entity under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information that is responsible for enabling a stable and nurturing living environment for children who are in need of care and protection.The Agency was renamed following its merger with the Office of the Children’s Registry earlier this year.This was done as part of the Ministry’s plans to create a more efficient child-protection sector with emphasis on the pooling of resources, timely service delivery, and increasing field services staff.Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more

13 killed in Washington Navy Yard shooting rampage

first_imgAaron Alexis, arrested in September 2010 on suspicion of discharging a firearm in the city limits, has been identified by the FBI as the gunman in the Monday shooting rampage at at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington. SEATTLE (AP) — The man identified as the shooter in the Washington Navy Yard slayings had been arrested in Seattle in 2004 for shooting out the tires of a parked car in what he described as an anger-fueled “black out.”Two construction workers told police that Aaron Alexis walked out of a home next door on May 6, 2004, pulled a pistol from his waistband and fired three shots into the rear tires of their parked car. Alexis later told police he thought the victims had “disrespected him.”Court records show he was released on the condition he not have contact with any of the construction workers.Seattle police said in a statement Monday that detectives later spoke with Alexis’ father, who told police Alexis had anger management problems associated with PTSD, and had participated in rescue attempts on Sept. 11th, 2001.WASHINGTON — A former Navy man opened fire Monday morning inside a building at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard, spraying bullets at office workers in the cafeteria and the halls, authorities said. Thirteen people were killed, including the gunman.Authorities said they were looking for a possible second attacker who may have been disguised in an olive-drab military-style uniform.But as the day wore on and night fell, the rampage increasingly appeared to be the work of a lone gunman, and Navy Yard employees were being released from the complex and children were let out of their locked-down schools.last_img read more

Wilmington Residents Invited To Free Electric Vehicle Ride Drive Event At RMLD

first_imgREADING, MA — In celebration of National Drive Electric Week (September 8-16), Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), in partnership with the Town of Danvers Electric Division, invites customers to attend a free Plug-in Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive event on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at RMLD’s offices located at 230 Ash Street, Reading. Attendees are invited to view and test drive (or ride) an assortment of plug-in vehicles from local automobile dealers. Information about charging stations, electric vehicle incentive programs, and rebate programs will also be available. Local electric vehicle owners will also be in attendance to offer insider reviews and commentary.Customers who are unable to make it on Sunday are welcome to attend a Ride and Drive event held by Concord and Belmont on Saturday, September 15thfrom 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Walden Pond in Concord.RMLD’s summer pilot program offers residential customers a $1,500 rebate for the lease or purchase of a new or used Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), and a $1,000 rebate for the lease or purchase of a new Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Plus (PHEV+) with an on-board battery capacity greater than 10 kWh. Customers must take delivery of the vehicle by October 31, 2018 in order to qualify. RMLD also offers a residential rebate of 100% of equipment costs up to $500 for a networked (or “smart”) AC level 2 charging station.Electric vehicles offer significant environmental benefits, reduce fuel costs for EV owners, and help keep electric rates low.For more information on RMLD’s electric vehicle program, visit http://www.rmld.com/electric-vehicle-rebate-programs.(NOTE: The above press release is from RMLD.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRMLD Invites Customers To Attend Free Electric Car Show In Wilmington On September 15In “Community”SAVE THE DATE: RMLD To Hold Family-Friendly Open House On October 10In “Community”RMLD To Hold Electric Car Show At Wilmington Farmers Market On September 15In “Community”last_img read more