Inter Milan, Juventus challenge BVB for Man Utd midfielder Maticby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan and Juventus are joining the race to sign Nemanja Matic.The experienced defensive midfielder could be out of favour at Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.With United favouring a younger approach, Matic could soon be surplus to requirements.The Sunsays Borussia Dortmund and the two Italian clubs are interested in signing Matic.The 31-year-old will be out of contract next summer, when he would be free to sign for any club of his choosing.Matic is currently behind Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba in the United midfield ranks.He played his first game of the Premier League season against Leicester due to Pogba being injured. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Press Trust of India Port of SpainAugust 1, 2019UPDATED: August 1, 2019 14:10 IST India A captain Hanuma Vihari used six bowlers against West Indies A. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia A bowlers fought back with a flurry of wickets in the final session to reduce the West Indies A to 243 for fiveIndia A won the first unofficial Test in North Sound, Antigua by six wicketsWest Indies made a promising start with Hodge (65) and skipper Kraigg Brathwaite (36 off 119) raising an 87-run opening standMontcin Hodge and Shamarh Brooks hit half-centuries but India A bowlers fought back with a flurry of wickets in the final session to reduce the West Indies A to 243 for five on the opening day of the second unofficial Test, here.Opting to bat, West Indies made a promising start with Hodge (65) and skipper Kraigg Brathwaite (36 off 119) raising an 87-run opening stand on Sunday.Medium-pacer Sandeep Warrier provided India A with the first breakthrough when he sent back Brathwaite in the 40th over.Hodge and Brooks (53) then stitched a 62-run partnership before the Indian bowlers struck thrice to dismiss the duo and Sunil Ambris (12), who was trapped leg before wicket off a Krishnappa Gowtham delivery.Out of the six bowlers used by India A captain Hanuma Vihari, five picked up a wicket each providing breakthroughs to not allow the hosts to take opening day’s honors.With Shreyas Iyer and Navdeep Saini joining the national team in the United States for the Twenty20 series against the West Indies, India A made some interesting selection choices.The team, left out spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, who was the architect of its win in the series-opener with a 10-wicket haul, batsman Shubman Gill and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha who had made a successful comeback in the last game after a long injury lay-off.As expected, Test opener Mayank Agarwal was drafted into the team though initially he was only picked for the third game, which was to be used as a practice match ahead of the two-match Test series in the Caribbean.advertisementBatsman Anmolpreet Singh was also picked and so was medium-pacer Sandeep Warrier. India pacer Umesh Yadav, who had also flown in here alongside Agarwal, was not included.India A won the first unofficial Test in North Sound, Antigua by six wickets.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Mayank Agarwal India A reduce West Indies A to 243/5 despite fifties from Hodge and BrooksTest opener Mayank Agarwal was drafted into India A team though initially he was only picked for the third game, which was to be used as a practice match ahead of the two-match Test series in the Caribbeanadvertisement
Previous The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 1 of 12 1 of 4 Editors’ Recommendations Next Bulldog 007 Thunderball is from, well, Thunderball, when Bond fights a SPECTRE agent with a spear gun underwater. This scene plays out on the trunks while a thick line at the bottom of the legs bears the film title.Bulldog 007 You Only Live Twice shows a calm and cool Bond piloting the Little Nellie autogyro while being chased by SPECTRE helicopters. In fact, he’s so chill that despite dodging fiery missals and an explosion in the background, Connery doesn’t even have his hands on the steering stick. Next The last pair of trunks, Bulldog 007 Live and Let Die, features Roger Moore as Bond launching a Glastron GT-150 speedboat out of the water to evade his pursuers. In true Bond style, the boat is caught mid-flight as it leaps over two cars during the most iconic chase scene of the movie.The quartet of shorts is made of 100-percent, quick-drying polyester sourced and manufactured in Europe. They have an inside seam of 6 inches and a shaped waistband with adjustable side fasteners. While Orlebar Brown doesn’t technically call the Bulldog a swim trunk, the brand does call it a “short you can swim in” — the design is patterned on a man’s traditional tailored trouser.Orlebar Brown also offers a five-year quality guarantee, which helps us rationalize the $395 price. Not to mention, the trunks are limited-edition.But honestly, if they fit like a potato sack, we’d still covet a pair for their iconic James Bond prints. Which reminds us, we should probably wear them while we’re building the soon-to-be-released 007 LEGO car. Orlebar Brown is making us cry puddles of shaken martini. The British clothing brand just released an exclusive edition of its classic Bulldog swim trunk silhouette in collaboration with James Bond (well, the people who manage the James Bond franchise).Bond would never be caught crying over his computer but we just can’t contain ourselves. This line of vintage-inspired, 007-themed trunks is money(penny).Each pair of shorts — which comes with a nearly $400 price tag — in the Bulldog 007 collection depicts an iconic beach scene from four early James Bond movies. The prints are either film stills or old promotional photos, but share the trait of being bright, colorful, and classic AF.Bulldog 007 Dr. No features a scene from the original James Bond film, Dr. No, where Sir. Sean Connery begins his journey as the suave British super-agent. In the image on the Bulldog shorts, Bond stands opposite Honey Ryder (the ultimate Bond babe) in her white bikini on the beach in Jamaica. This image was originally used as a promo shot to put in movie theater lobbies. The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Previous
Le coût de 130 millions de dollars du nettoyage de Boat Harbour représente plus de 60 % de la somme de 212 millions de dollars prévue pour les coûts futurs de nettoyage des sites contaminés dans les états financiers de 2017 du gouvernement. Cette somme représente plus de 10 fois l’estimation de 12 millions de dollars calculée en 2013. Les coûts de réhabilitation des sites contaminés peuvent être considérables et peuvent prendre des années à finaliser, et des hypothèses sont souvent utilisées pour estimer le total des coûts. La planification financière peut être difficile dans de telles situations où il y a un niveau élevé d’incertitude. « Les Néo-Écossais doivent réclamer que leurs représentants, y compris le comité des comptes publics, demandent au gouvernement s’il prend les mesures promises pour aborder les risques connus pour l’environnement », affirme M. Pickup. Le premier chapitre, qui concerne la reddition de compte sur les sites contaminés, présente les conclusions suivantes : « Le ministère ne s’acquitte pas de sa responsabilité environnementale à cet égard car, dans de trop nombreux cas, les modalités liées aux approbations de projet ne sont pas surveillées ou évaluées pour déterminer si elles sont efficaces, souligne M. Pickup. Les Néo-Écossais tiennent à un environnement sain et s’attendent à ce que des évaluations soient effectuées pour assurer sa protection. » Le troisième chapitre, qui examine la gestion des changements climatiques, présente les conclusions suivantes : De 2013 à 2016, le ministère a approuvé presque tous les projets présentés pour une évaluation environnementale, soit 53 projets sur un total de 54. Dans le cas des 22 projets examinés par le bureau du vérificateur général, les approbations respectaient les exigences législatives et incluaient 675 modalités que les auteurs des projets devaient respecter. Dans le cas de près de la moitié des 53 modalités évaluées par le vérificateur général, soit 23 sur 53, le ministère n’a pas vérifié si les modalités avaient été respectées. Cette situation augmente le risque que l’environnement ne soit pas protégé de la façon prévue. Le ministère n’a pas déterminé si, en général, les modalités qu’il établit permettent vraiment de réduire les risques pour l’environnement. Il manquait des détails importants dans certaines modalités liées aux approbations, par exemple les échéances et les exigences de rapport. Michael Pickup, vérificateur général, a publié aujourd’hui 1er novembre son rapport de vérification opérationnelle du domaine de l’environnement. Le rapport compte quatre chapitres. Le quatrième chapitre du rapport, qui examine le processus d’évaluation environnementale du ministère de l’Environnement de la Nouvelle-Écosse, présente les conclusions suivantes : Au cours des 10 dernières années, le vérificateur général a effectué trois évaluations relatives à l’environnement. À la dernière vérification, 20 des 43 recommandations n’avaient pas été mises en œuvre, ce qui inclut 11 recommandations découlant de la vérification de 2010 des sites contaminés, qui n’avaient toujours pas été mises en œuvre plus de trois ans après avoir été acceptées par le ministère. Le rapport contient 10 nouvelles recommandations, qui ont toutes été acceptées par le gouvernement. Le rapport intégral, un résumé de deux pages et une vidéo de deux minutes pour chacun des quatre chapitres se trouvent au www.oag-ns.ca. (en anglais seulement). En 2015, les émissions de gaz à effet de serre de la province étaient inférieures de 18 % au niveau de 1990, ce qui dépasse la cible minimale de réduction de 10 % visée en 2020. La plupart des mesures incluses dans le plan d’action du gouvernement de 2009 ont été mises en œuvre en 2015, mais les plans n’ont pas été mis à jour depuis, et le gouvernement doit indiquer aux Néo-Écossais ce qu’il compte faire maintenant. En 2005, le ministère de l’Environnement a effectué une évaluation des risques liés aux changements climatiques, mais les risques n’ont pas été évalués depuis. Les risques peuvent avoir changé dans la décennie qui s’est écoulée depuis cette évaluation. « Le plan initial du gouvernement est essentiellement terminé, mais il n’existe aucun plan mis à jour pour la réduction des changements climatiques et l’adaptation à ces changements, affirme M. Pickup. Il est prévu que les changements climatiques continueront d’avoir un impact sur la Nouvelle-Écosse, et le gouvernement doit évaluer les risques et faire des plans pour prendre des mesures concernant ces changements. » Le deuxième chapitre, concernant les vérifications précédentes relatives à l’environnement, présente les conclusions suivantes :
New Delhi: Reversing their five-month buying trend, overseas investors have pressed the exit button in July and pulled out a net Rs 3,758 crore from the Indian capital markets on account of multiple headwinds, including the super-rich tax announced in Budget 2019-20. As per the latest depositories data, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) pulled out a net sum of Rs 14,382.59 from equities during July 1-26, but invested Rs 10,624.15 crore in the debt segment, taking the total net outflow to Rs 3,758.44 crore. Prior to this, FPIs infused a net Rs 10,384.54 crore in June, Rs 9,031.15 crore in May, Rs 16,093 crore in April, Rs 45,981 crore in March and Rs 11,182 crore in February into the Indian capital markets (both equity and debt). Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIn the equity segment, “FPIs have been on a selling spree since the announcement of super-rich tax … in the Union Budget for 2019-20,” said Himanshu Srivastava, senior analyst manager research at Morningstar. Expressing similar views, V K Vijayakumar, chief investment strategist at Geojit Financial Services, said “The sentiments have been impacted by the higher tax on FPIs registered as trusts and association of persons. However, the main reason for the selling is the sharp slowdown in the economy particularly in segments like autos. Besides, the second quarter results from corporates have not been reassuring.” In addition, sub-par monsoon in key areas, lacklustre earnings season, slowing domestic growth and weak rupee added to the concerns of FPIs, he added.
Tamil Nadu (TN) fishermen have expressed their desire to visit Sri Lanka to hold discussions with the aim of arriving at practical solutions to issues that face the fishermen of both countries.The request was put forward to Minister Basil Rajapaksa when he met representatives of the Tamil Nadu Fishermen Federation yesterday, the High Commission of Sri Lanka in India said. The Minister had emphasised the importance of maintaining and enhancing people-to-people contact between the fishing communities in northern Sri Lanka and in Tamil Nadu in India to resolve problems of fishermen amicably and meaningfully. The hour long fruitful discussion focused on all issues of concern to the northern Sri Lankan fishermen including measures that could be taken to address the problem of Indian fishermen crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), and prevent methods of fishing that are harmful to the marine eco system including fish stock. The need to take decisions collectively to address livelihood issues and problems facing the fishing communities on both sides was emphasised. The Minister explained that the northern Sri Lankan fishermen have undergone tremendous hardship for over thirty years and that they require considerable assistance to upgrade methods of fishing.The Minister also explained that the northern Sri Lankan fishermen who are resuming their livelihood after almost three decades should be given the opportunity to fish in their own fishing grounds without hindrance. (Colombo Gazette)
Mr. Vázquez, 54, was shot dead on 6 February as he was leaving work in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero near the Brazilian border. He was headed towards a nearby discotheque, which he also owned at the time of his killing.Mr. Vázquez’s radio station, Radio Sin Fronteras (Radio without Borders) 98.5 FM, broadcasted music as well as news and opinion programmes about a wide range of subjects. In a news release issued by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Director-General Irina Bokova condemned the killing and called for an investigation.“It is essential that the culprits of this crime be brought to justice. Freedom of expression, recognized as a basic human right, depends on the ability of media managers and workers to work in conditions of reasonable safety,” she stated.According to UNESCO, this is the first murder to target a Paraguayan media organization in recent years.
Under a marquee tent at Brock University, about 100 researchers, grape and wine industry leaders and friends gathered Friday (June 24) to sip wine and celebrate a milestone birthday.Two decades ago, Brock created its Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, supported by the Wine Council of Ontario and the Grape Growers of Ontario.On Friday, some of the original architects of Canada’s renowned grape and wine research unit were back for the party, mingling with the current generation of vintners and celebrating the institute they all know as CCOVI.The mood was relaxed as revelers toasted the success of CCOVI — with Canadian wine, of course — and remarked over how impactful the institute has become since being devised by a group of professors, grape growers and winemakers in a hotel meeting room 20 years ago.Brock President Jack Lightstone told Friday’s gathering that those original schemers essentially mapped out a key part of the University’s future.“Those pioneers determined to make it happen,” said Lightstone. “Because of your work, we hit on the model of how Brock should organize research at our university.”Donald Ziraldo, the Canadian wine icon who was among those early innovators, paid tribute to then-Brock President Terry White and senior academic Bill Cade.“They initiated it,” Ziraldo recalled, “they were the ones who approached us. And look what happened as a result. The industry needs to continue supporting this, because without the research, we won’t get very far trying to move forward.”CCOVI Director Debbie Inglis, herself a grape farmer as well as a CCOVI scientist, said the institute proves the value of collaboration between industry and academia.“The best is yet to come,” said Inglis.What began in 1996 as a single science lab (CCOVI didn’t have its own building until 1999) is today an internationally-recognized centre of experts whose work priority is determined by the grape and wine industry’s most pressing needs.Last year, an independent study determined that CCOVI contributed more than $91-million and the equivalent of 307 jobs to Ontario’s economy in 2014-15.Public outreach and industry engagement have remained central to its DNA. For example:CCOVI analytical services are used by winemakers, grape growers and consultants across Canada;Its VineAlert program helps hundreds of grape growers avoid vine loss from extreme weather events;its annual lecture series examining key industry issues has informed hundreds of grape growers and winemakers in-person and online around the world;CCOVI advances the skills of more than 120 people each year through its internationally-recognized WSET training program.But no such support structure existed before the mid-1990s, when a group of 37 people who became known as the Queen’s Landing Forum began meeting to discuss how to address the needs of Canada’s rapidly expanding grape and wine industry. The dialogue saw leaders from Brock University, located in the heart of Niagara grape and wine country, brainstorming alongside industry figures like Ziraldo, Paul Bosc, Howard Staff, John Howard, Karl Kaiser and others.Canadian wine writer Linda Bramble was in the room in ’96. She recalls Bill Cade, then Brock’s Dean of Mathematics and Science, as “the real driving force” who brought in the wine industry leaders and grape growers.“Cade was very careful to get community buy-in,” says Bramble. “His energy and enthusiasm was contagious. I remember being split into groups to discuss specific questions and reporting back. The air was filled with possibility.“I remember Donald (Ziraldo) repeating, ‘Every significant wine region in the world has a research institute associated with it. We need this, too!’ The vision was local as well as global, since it was seen as focusing on cool climate research rather than depending on the research that came out of California or Bordeaux, or even northern Italy.“This was to be our niche: Advance the local industry, yet have a global reach.”By October 1996, Brock officially created the institute that would focus on the needs of the grape and wine industry and the continuing education of the community.Its role has steadily grown. In 1999 CCOVI moved into the new Inniskillin Hall, which was built largely because Ziraldo and John Howard led a $2.1-million fundraising campaign from members of the grape and wine industry across Canada.Through the intervening years, governments and industry have contributed millions of dollars in research funding, and CCOVI has helped form a national network of industry support groups from BC’s Okanagan Valley to Nova Scotia.Last month CCOVI helped fuse a national effort that travelled to the UK and resulted in Canada being chosen to host the 2020 International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, one of the world’s most prestigious wine conferences, for which Brock will be the host site.On Friday, during the 20th birthday party, Director Inglis said the CCOVI story illustrates what can happen when a university collaborates with industry and government.“People work together, problems get solved and great things are achieved,” said Inglis. “We look look forward to continuing with these partnerships and further expanding the impact all across Canada.”Dec. 11, 1996 — Brock establishes the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute. Bill Cade (centre), Dean of Mathematics and Science, is flanked by (from left) grape and wine industry officials Bruce Walker, Donald Ziraldo, John Neufeld and John Howard.
LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Max Franz of Austria was the first racer on the course and his blistering time held up Saturday in the season-opening World Cup downhill.Franz finished in 1 minute, 46.18 seconds to hold off Christof Innerhofer of Italy by 0.28 seconds. Italy’s Dominik Paris was third, 0.54 seconds back.It was the second career World Cup win for the 29-year-old Franz. He also won a downhill race in Italy nearly two years ago.Swiss racer Beat Feuz wound up sixth. He earned the crystal globe trophy a season ago for leading the downhill standings.American Steven Nyman was 11th, a spot ahead of teammate Bryce Bennett.The Associated Press
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCity Constab. rank charged for shooting minibus driverApril 10, 2019In “Court”Suspected thief shot in buttocksDecember 15, 2014In “Crime”Bandit called ‘Demon’ shot – caught breaking in electronics store in Stabroek MarketApril 14, 2016In “Crime” A minibus driver is now nursing a gunshot wound to his left leg after he was shot by a member of the City Constabulary during an argument this morning.28-year-old Paul John of Lot 5 Ruby, East Bank Essequibo is admitted a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital.This Online Publication was told that the two men were heard arguing at about 9:50h in the vicinity of Cornhill Street, Georgetown during which a loud explosion was heard.Persons rushed to area only to see blood oozing from John’s leg. He was immediately taken to the GPHC where he was admitted.However, it is still unclear what prompted the rank to shoot Paul. The police have since seized the weapon that the rank was carrying and an investigation was launched. The constable was arrested and he is assisting with investigations.
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has presented Slot-Nankai, a supplier and fabricator of pressure vessels and modules, an award for safety practices during the fabrication of a key project. Slot-Nankai achieved more than 100,000 man-hours without an accident for a project in the Australian mining industry which will use Veolia’s HPD evaporation and crystallization technology to process mine water inventory. The award also recognised the outstanding fabrication effort demonstrated by Slot-Nankai due to the complexity of the work specific to this project. The entire system is modularised with all utilities, cabling, access steel and piping in order to ship into Australia as complete as possible. This is due to the remote location of the job site and the need to minimise the field installation effort. “This is a testament to the Veolia project team’s focus on safety and efforts to raise the awareness of safe work practices among our fabricators all around the world,” remarked Veolia Project Manager, Bob Patchak, “The module shop and their three main subcontractors for piping, electrical, and insulation work have just reached the 100,000 man-hour milestone without any accidents and will remain committed to the same level of safety practices as they complete the project.”The majority of the equipment fabrication and construction for this project is being performed in Thailand. All vessels and modules will be completed and shipped to the job site in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2012.Slot-Nankai is a supplier of quality mechanical design and fabrication of heat exchangers, reactors, pressure vessels, and piping. It also provides engineering services and construction of chemical facilities including detailed engineering, manufacturing and installation.The products have been supplied to domestic and overseas industries with high technical know-how and high quality adherence to JIS, ASTM, API, TEMA, and ASME codes.
The evidence for the existence of the Sony PSP2 continues to mount, as game publishing giant EA has inadvertently confirmed the device’s existence in an interview with Computer and Video Games that they had in fact seen and had access to a prototype of the device.The interview was conducted with EA Senior Vice President Patrick Soderlund, who said about the PSP2: “Obviously as a developer we have had that [access] — but I’m not allowed to talk about it.” AdChoices广告That’s not a lot of information to go on, except to confirm that Sony doesn’t seem ready to tuck its tail between its legs and leave the handheld console market to Nintendo and Apple. In fact, according to rumors, the PSP2 is shaping up to be an incredible device: it’s said to have roughly the same graphics power as the Xbox 360, a touchscreen installed on the back of the device, flash memory instead of UMD and that much requested second analog nub. There’s also strong rumor of a PlayStation Phone coming soon, which could potentially be the device Soderlund is referring to here.What would you like to see with the Sony PSP2? Let us know in the comments.Read more at Computer and Video Games
Former Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa believes the club’s World of Football Experience in Melbourne can help promote the game in Australia.Arbeloa who equally played for European giants Liverpool was in Melbourne this week to promote the Spanish giants’ exhibition at the Museum Plaza in Carlton.“I think it could help grow the game, the football here in Australia is growing and I had to chance to play with Harry Kewell at Liverpool, he’s a legend in Australia and also Liverpool,” Arbeloa said.“I also played against Tim Cahill, who was a nightmare for defenders, but he’s a great guy and player. The football here is growing and I think this is a great idea and can help.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“It’s an amazing city, it’s a city that loves the sport, so I think it’s a great idea to be here. It’s a really nice exhibition and I think all the Australian fans are going to love it because it’s a great experience.“I can tell we have a good connection with Melbourne, we were here three years ago for two weeks and we felt the support and love we received from the Australians, so I think it’s the best choice.”Arbeloa is now working as an ambassador for Real and is living in the Spanish capital.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone recently described La Liga as an extraordinary despite their recent stalemate against Villarreal on Saturday.Simeone’s men raced to the lead via Filipe Luis but were pegged back by Mario Gaspar to level the game for the yellow submarines. While Oblak pulled off several stops to keep the score level.“La Liga is extraordinary, fantastic,” the Coach told Football Espana after the game.“All the teams fight and battle, and it allows for a much more competitive League than when Ronaldo and Messi defined it.“It was a tough and intense game against a team who found themselves in a complicated situation, and we knew they’d react.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“We tried to make it a physical match in the first half, while in the second one we pushed on for the winner.“However it was tough, like it always is here. It’s always been tight. We took the lead and our changes made us more lively, but our opponents grew.“They have quality and they’re a team who should be higher in the table. We weren’t surprised by what happened, they’re a difficult team to face and this is a complicated place to play.“I brought Thomas on to give us more dynamism as I thought he could combine better with Correa and Lemar.”
Health visitors, trained nurses who attend to patients at home, employed by Lincolnshire County Council and who are members of the trade union Unite, are undertaking strike action in an ongoing pay dispute.The 48-hour period of industrial action started on Monday 15 July 2019 at the council’s operating site in Newland, Lincoln; 84% of Unite members based at the council voted in favour of the strike.The dispute regards 58 health visitors who have been transferred from the NHS Agenda for Change pay scale to instead be paid under the local authority wage rate. Unite has stated that, although Lincolnshire County Council staff and NHS employees have both received pay awards, these specific health visitors have not.The trade union has argued that its health visitor members employed by Lincolnshire County Council have lost more than £2,000 a year since being transferred from the NHS to the council in October 2017.Talks in conjunction with the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) have so far proved unsuccessful in resolving the dispute.Steve Syson, regional officer at Unite, said: “We believe [this is] the first time that the county’s health visitors will have taken strike action in defence of their pay and professional standards.“It is a sad indictment of the council’s bosses that they have allowed the situation to reach this stage. Unite’s door remains open for constructive talks at any time to settle this dispute for the benefit of our members and, ultimately, for the welfare of the families of Lincolnshire.”Heather Sandy, interim director of education at Lincolnshire County Council, added: “The county council has always valued the professionalism and work of our health visitors and the support they provide to Lincolnshire families. We were keen to avoid strike action, which has been threatened by the Unite union [and] represents approximately one third of our health visiting workforce.“We met with representatives from Unite, facilitated by Acas and, despite constructive discussions, we were unable to reach an agreement. The council remains open to ongoing discussions.“We wish to reassure the public that we have plans in place to cover absences, particularly in the most vulnerable areas, such as safeguarding and primary birth visits. No-one will be left without support.”
Tattoo removal market was pegged at $11.61 billion in 2016 and is estimated to reach $27.32 billion, registering CAGR of 12.7% from 2017 to 2023.Increase in number of people who wish to remove tattoos owing to personal reasons and ethical issues against tattooing have boosted the growth of the global tattoo removal market. However, high cost of tattoo removal procedures hampers the market growth. On the contrary, rapid technological developments in tattoo removal procedures such as intense pulsed light therapy expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market players in the coming future.Download Report Sample @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3537 The leading players profiled in the global tattoo removal market report includeAsclepion Laser Technologies GmbHCutera Inc.Cryomed AestheticsLUMENIS and Fotona d.o.o.Alma LasersBISON MEDICALCynosure Inc.Eclipse Lasers Ltd.Syneron Inc.These market players adopted several market strategies such as partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, and new product launch to maintain their foothold in the market.According to tattoo removal procedures, the report splits into laser, surgical, creams, and others. The laser procedure segment held the largest share in the market, contributing more than half of the total market revenue, owing to various advantages offered by laser machines making the procedures safer and reliable. The other segments are also expected to portray gradual growth during the forecast period.Based on end user, the report is bifurcated into hospitals, clinics, and others. The tattoo removal clinics segment is expected to garner largest market share and portray the fastest growth rate, owing to better service quality and skilled personals to remove tattoo available in the clinics.For More Information @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/3537 On the basis of region, the report is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-pacific, and LAMEA. In 2016, North America and Europe together garnered about half of the total market share. In fact, the U.S. has held the largest market share and manifested the fastest growth rate during the forecast period, owing to high disposable income and rapid technological advancements. The global tattoo removal market report analyzes other regions including Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East and Africa (LAMEA).About Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesUSA/Canada (Toll Free):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1(855)email@example.comWeb: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com
Windows 10: 500 million machines and counting by Martin Brinkmann on May 11, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 16 commentsMicrosoft Corporation revealed today that the company’s operating system Windows 10 is running on 500 million computer systems.The company’s initial plan back in 2015 when the operating system was released was to push Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by 2018. Microsoft revised the goal last year to “longer than 2018” when it became clear that it would not be able to reach the goal.The 500 million figure that Microsoft revealed during the keynote speech of the Build 2017 conference means that the company reached half that goal.Lets take a closer look at the number. First, lets put the number in perspective. Microsoft did not reveal lots of figures in the past, but it did mention some.In September 2016, Microsoft noted that Windows 10 was installed on 400 million devices, up from 300 million in May 2016, and just a couple of days ago, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 was used by 300 million users daily for 3.5 hours or more.May 2016 — 300 million active devices.September 2016 — 400 million active devices.May 2017 — 500 million active devices.The increase from 400 million to 500 million is 100 million, or about 12 million per month. This is far from the pace that Microsoft might have hoped for, but it is not too bad either on first glance.While we don’t have progress charts by month, the big jump between May and September 2016 can probably be explained by coinciding with the end of the free upgrade period. While upgrades to Windows 10 are still free, Microsoft stopped its efforts back then to push Windows 10 on devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.Growth has slowed down if you look at the figures, and it is unclear if Microsoft counts all devices running Windows 10, or only PCs when it comes to active devices.If Microsoft keeps the pace of the past eight months, which is about 12 million new devices running Windows 10 per month, it would take about 42 months or 3 years and 6 months to reach the 1 billion milestone goal set in 2015. Instead of hitting that goal in 2018, Microsoft might hit it in October 2020 instead.A quick look at the market share reports provided by NetMarketShare paints a similar picture. Windows 10 rose from a percentage of 19.14% in June 2016 to 26.28% in April 2017. Windows 7, a version of Windows released back in 2009, dropped by only 0.55% in that time.The bulk of Windows 7 users don’t upgrade to a new version of Windows, regardless of whether it is Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.The situation may change once the operating system hits end of extended support in 2020. Microsoft could create another campaign that runs on Windows 7 to get users to upgrade to Windows 10. Considering the end of support, more users may be tempted to take Microsoft up on the offer at that time. All of this is pure speculation however at this point in time.Günther Born over on Borncity points out (in German) that Microsoft has another looming problem that it needs to address: fragmentation of the Windows 10 user base.He cites figures from AdDuplex: Only 9.8% of devices run the Windows 10 Creators Update, 82.1% the Anniversary Update, 6% the November update, and 1.8% the RTM version (which support ended for on May 9, 2017).If that reminds you of the fragmentation on Android, you are probably not completely wrong about that. PC users have the advantage that updates are available for their devices, something that is often blocked on Android by manufacturers who often support devices for a short period of time only.It seems likely that fragmentation will only increase as Microsoft continues to push out two new feature updates per year. Microsoft has yet to address the issue publicly.Now you: 500 million active Windows 10 devices, what’s your take on that?SummaryArticle NameWindows 10: 500 million machines and countingDescriptionMicrosoft Corporation announced today that the company’s operating system Windows 10 is running on 500 million computer systems.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Facebook Comments CARACAS, Venezuela — Lawmakers from Venezuela’s ruling Socialist party filed treason charges Wednesday against a prominent billionaire businessman for allegedly seeking an IMF bailout for the recession-ravaged oil giant. Lorenzo Mendoza, head of Venezuelan food and beverage empire Empresas Polar, could face decades in prison if convicted of the charges, which include conspiracy and “usurpation of state functions.”The charges were filed with prosecutors by 101 lawmakers from the 167-seat National Assembly, said deputy Pedro Carreno of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), as he presented the document.The complaint is based on a leaked phone call between Mendoza and Venezuelan economist Ricardo Hausmann that was aired a week ago on a TV program hosted by the speaker of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello. 151021Venzuela2The United States condemned the threat to try Mendoza, who ranks 690th on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s wealthiest people, with an estimated fortune of $2.7 billion.In the conversation, Hausmann tells the 50-year-old magnate he has held “conversations” with the International Monetary Fund because he believes Venezuela needs $40 million to $50 million in international assistance to escape its economic crisis — to which Mendoza agrees.The businessman tells Hausmann, who was Venezuela’s planning minister in the 1980s, that such a bailout will be “the ABCs of what we’ll need.”The furor comes as President Nicolás Maduro’s government, battered by falling oil prices, struggles to reverse soaring inflation, chronic shortages and what the IMF predicts will be an economic contraction of 10 percent this year.A treason conviction carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison in Venezuela, a criminal lawyer told AFP.Mendoza said the taped conversation was private and called the accusations “an attempt to manipulate public opinion” as Venezuela heads for key legislative elections that the PSUV risks losing for the first time since its late founder Hugo Chávez came to power in 1999.“We are deeply concerned by a climate of polarization and intimidation in Venezuela against those with opposing viewpoints,” said the U.S. State Department.“All Venezuelans deserve to be able to express their opinions freely and without fear of intimidation.” Related posts:Venezuela looks set to lock away prominent opposition leader Leopoldo López Costa Rican lawmakers urge political asylum for Venezuela opposition Venezuelan opposition leader shot dead at campaign event: lawmaker US judge postpones hearing in drug case of Venezuela first lady’s nephews
Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home “If you drive from Walikale (a major minerals center) to Goma, you have to pass three different checkpoints. You have to pay the (Rwandan Hutu Democratic Forces), you have to pay the (former National Congress for the Defense of the People), and you have to pay the army. You have to pay all, or they will kill you,” says Willy, a minerals transporter quoted by Enough.On top of supplying the funds for armed groups to buy weapons and ammunition, the illegal gold trade is a source of violence in itself, as armed groups fight each other for control of mines.The M23, a rebel group that formed in April and May following the defection of high ranking officers from the Congolese army, is trying to gain control of the Rubaya gold mine in Masisi, according to Enough.One of the M23 leaders, General Bosco Ntaganda used to run an illegal mineral trade network when he was in the Congolese army, making millions of dollars each year from mines including Rubaya, according to the report.Working conditions in the mines are dreadful as a result of the violence surrounding the trade and the complete absence of regulation.The miners, 40 percent of whom are children according to the advocacy group, work in extreme conditions, with crude equipment such as pick-axes and shovels. Associated PressGOMA, Congo (AP) – Gold is now the primary source of income for armed groups in eastern Congo, and is ending up in jewelry stores across the world, according to a report published Thursday by the Enough Project.“The essential revenue for armed groups comes from gold today. Of course there are other sources like logging, but gold has become the primary source for groups like the FDLR,” said Fidel Bafilemba, Enough’s researcher in eastern Congo. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Top Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Because of the United States’ Dodd-Frank law requiring companies to track the origin of the minerals they use, armed groups have been unable to profit from the exploitation of tin, tungsten and tantalum, and have turned instead to gold, which is easier to smuggle across borders.“Gold is very portable, you can put it in your pocket and it is easily smuggled across the border. You don’t need a large quantity to make a lot of money,” said an anti-fraud agent of the border custom in Goma, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.Roughly $30,000 worth of gold can fit in a pocket and around $700,000 in a briefcase, estimates The Enough Project, the rights group that specializes in conflict minerals in Congo and Sudan.While only 23 kilograms of gold were officially exported from eastern Congo in the first half of 2012, 2 tons to 4 tons of gold went out through illegal routes, according to the report.As a result, the illegal gold trade represents lost revenues of hundreds of millions of dollars for the Congolese state every year, preventing the local population from benefiting from the country’s natural resources.Instead armed groups are profiting from the illegal trade, through taxation and coercion. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments Share In Nyabibwe, a cassiterirte mine where conditions are similar to those in gold mines, miners go down tunnels without any safety net.“With time, we actually forget about the dangers, even though they are real,” says Bisima, a 33-year-old miner working at the Nyabibwe pit. “Mine collapse remains the greatest danger.”In August, 60 people died in a gold mine which collapsed in Pangoyi, Ituri Province.The gold from eastern Congo is smuggled across the border to Uganda, Burundi or Tanzania where it is absorbed in the local trade and then sent to major world markets, states the report.Uganda produced only $167 million worth of gold in the past three years, but exported an estimated $212 million, according to statistics cited by Enough.“They (the government) like the chaos. It’s what allows the officers to get a cut from the trade,” said a former Ugandan mining official quoted by Enough.Uganda was accused in a recent United Nations report of supporting the M23 rebellion in eastern DRC. The Ugandan government strongly denies the allegations.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day