Uruguay, Mexico qualify; South Africa France knocked out

first_imgUruguay and Mexico have qualified for Round 2 of the FIFA World Cup from Group A.It means hosts South Africa and 2006 runners-up France will go home.Uruguay beat Mexico 1-0 at Rustenburg’s Royal Bafokeng Stadium with Suarez’s goal in the 43rd minute.In the final Group A game, South Africa beat an off-colour France 2-1 in Blomfontein.South Africa took the lead with Khumalo’s goal in the 20th minute. Mphela made the lead 2-0 in the 37th minute.Florent Malouda’s goal in the 70th minute is France’s only strike in their campaign dogged with controversy.South Africa and Mexico were tied for points, but Mexico had a lower goal-difference allowing them to qualify.Mexico had earlier drawn 1-1 with South Africa and beaten the controversy-dogged France 2-0.Uruguay had drawn 0-0 with France before beating South Africa 3-0.last_img read more

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Tired Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen’s Club tournament

first_imgRafael Nadal has decided not to take part in next week’s Queen’s Club grasscourt tournament. The Spaniard, who won his 11th French Open title on Sunday, said he needs more time to recover after winning at Roland Garros.”I would like to say sorry to the tournament organisers and most of all to the fans that were hoping to see me play, but I have spoken to my doctors and I need to listen to what my body is telling me,” the 32-year-old Spaniard said on Wednesday.”Queen’s is a great event, I have happy memories of winning the title in 2008 and I wanted to come back this year.Very sorry to announce this withdrawal but I have to take some rest according to my doctor after q long clay court season. Hope to see you next year at this great tennis and social event! https://t.co/m3O7izIDMqRafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) June 13, 2018″But it has been a very long claycourt season for me with great results.”World number one Nadal’s decision to withdraw from Queen’s means he is likely to arrive at Wimbledon without any competitive matches on grass this year.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Shahid Kapoor is nothing like Kabir Singh in this TV ad from 1999. Watch video

first_img Next Shahid Kapoor is nothing like Kabir Singh in this TV ad from 1999. Watch videoAn old video of Shahid Kapoor from an television ad is circulating on social media. Shahid is unrecognisable in the video.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 2, 2019UPDATED: August 2, 2019 20:52 IST Shahid Kapoor.Shahid Kapoor is riding high on the success of his last film Kabir Singh. The film has broken many box office records and has emerged to be the highest grossing film this year. It has crossed the Rs 275 crore remark.Shahid has come a long way since his Bollywood debut in 2003 with Ken Ghosh’s Ishq Vishk. Before bagging Ishq Vishk, Shahid appeared in many films in background. He appeared as a background dancer in Aishwarya Rai’s 1999 musical Taal. He was also seen in many advertisements.Recently, an old video of Shahid in a detergent ad is surfacing on social media. The video has been shared by a Doordarshan fanpage on Facebook. Shahid is showing off his boy-next-door charm in the ad.In the video, Shahid, sporting long hair, is asked by his sister-in-law to wear a white kurta for puja but since the kurta has stains, he refuses to wear it. His sister-in-law then asks him to cut his hair if she cleans the kurta. In the next scene, we see Shahid with short hair, wearing the kurta.Watch the video here:Shahid pictures from the film Taal often keeps circulating in internet. After 16 years in the industry, Shahid got his solo major hit in Kabir Singh. In an earlier interview, Shahid got emotional while talking about the success of the film. He said that he was used to his film minting Rs 75-80 crore but but the success of Kabir Singh has changed things for him.Talking to an entertainment website, he said, “I got very emotional. I felt very thankful and I thought I don’t deserve it because it did too well. If you are used to your films earning Rs 70-80 crore and suddenly one film earns Rs 270 crore, you feel like it has happened to you. You can’t take ownership of it.”advertisementWatch the trailer of Kabir Singh here:It is also reported Shahid has hiked his fees after the massive success of Kabir Singh. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the actor will charge around Rs 35 crore for his upcoming films.Kabir Singh also starred Kiara Advani. Though the film is a box office success, it was criticized by the critics for glorifying toxic masculinity.REVIEW | Kabir SinghALSO READ | Has Shahid Kapoor hiked his fee to Rs 35 crore after Kabir Singh success?ALSO READ | Kabir Singh director Sandeep Vanga defends film: If you cannot slap or touch your woman, then there’s no emotionALSO READ | Kubbra Sait takes dig at Kabir Singh director: If you can’t slap yourself, you haven’t loved yourselfALSO READ | Kabir Singh director Sandeep Reddy after massive flak for slap comment: I was misquotedALSO WATCH | Men and women can co-exist if they understand each other: Shahid Kapoor at India Today Woman SummitGet 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 byVibha Maru Tags :Follow Shahid Kapoorlast_img read more

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Clinical Research Fellowship Program Established

first_imgCancer Care Nova Scotia and Capital Health announced the establishment of the Roche Fellowship in Clinical Oncology today, June 27, as the result of a $225,000 donation from Hoffman- LaRoche Limited. The donation provides funding for the recruitment and salary costs of one clinical research fellow, in each of the next three years, to join the medical oncology team at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine and Capital Health. “A strong clinical research program is pivotal to high quality cancer treatment and care,” said Dr. Andrew Padmos, commissioner, Cancer Care Nova Scotia. “This generous donation from Hoffman- LaRoche Limited will enable us to further strengthen cancer research in Nova Scotia and build our body of knowledge in such areas as lymphoma, lung, breast and gastro-intestinal cancers.” Roche clinical research fellows will be newly certified cancerspecialists who opt to enhance their training and qualifications by completing a ‘fellowship’ year of concentrated clinical activity and mentored research. “This fellowship helps us move forward in multiple areas of ourmandate,” said John Malcom, interim president and CEO for CapitalHealth. “It’s a significant boost for our research and teachingcomponents, and helps ensure that we will be able to provide asustainable, high-quality cancer care program for years to come.” The clinical and research activities of the first Roche clinicalresearch fellow will focus on breast cancer. The fellow will join Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s breast cancer site team and will dedicate 50 per cent of his/her time to support a medical oncologist in treating and caring for breast cancer patients. The remaining 50 per cent will be dedicated research time with an assigned mentor and supervisor to conduct a clinical research project in breast cancer. “Roche is very proud to be associated with Cancer Care Nova Scotia and Capital Health as the sponsor of the clinical fellowship in oncology,” said Simon Roberts, strategic partnerships / market access, Atlantic Region, Hoffman-LaRoche Limited. “As a world leader in cancer medications, Roche is excited about the opportunity to enhance patient care through the attraction of a world class medical oncology fellow to Halifax and we look forward to continued partnerships with Cancer CareNova Scotia and Capital Health now and in the future.” Cancer Care Nova Scotia is a program of the Department of Health, created to reduce the burden of cancer on individuals, families, and the health care system through prevention, screening, education and research. Capital Health comprises the Capital District Mental Health Program; Centre for Clinical Research; Cobequid Community Health Centre; Community Health; Dartmouth General Hospital; Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services; East Coast Forensic Hospital; Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital; Hants Community Hospital; the Nova Scotia Hospital; Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital; Public Health Services; Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital; the Nova Scotia Environmental Health Centre; and the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The Capital Health District also encompasses seven volunteer community health boards that advise Capital Health through the development of community health plans and encourage public participation in health planning. For more information, visit the Capital Health website at www.cdha.nshealth.ca . Hoffmann-La Roche Limited is a health-care company committed to the discovery and development of new and innovative medicines to help treat human illnesses. The company is active in a broad range of therapeutic categories including oncology, virology, cardiology, transplantation, diagnostics and obesity.last_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND COUNTIES: Folly Mountain Baseline Road, eight kilometres south of the Cumberland/Colchester county line, will be reduced to one lane for paving, gravelling and shouldering until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mountain Bridge Mountain Bridge on the Mountain Road, near River Phillip, will be closed for repairs until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-477-7002 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Clarence Road Clarence Road, from Fitch Road intersection west for three kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement, milling, patching and shouldering until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sheet Harbour Trunk 7, Sheet Harbour will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Two temporary intersections are in use on Highway 104, Trans-Canada Highway, near Sutherlands River. One is about 70 metres west of the Exit 27A intersection. To access Trunk 4, use this temporary intersection. The other intersection is on School Road in front of East Pictou Middle School. To access School Road, including F. H. MacDonald Elementary School and East Pictou Middle School, use this temporary intersection. Local Area Office: 902-755-7184 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Mooseland Road Mooseland Road will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hillside Road Sections of Hillside Road will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Oct. 31, for repaving north from the intersection of Route 327. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Office: 902-769-2192 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125, Exit 4 The off ramp at Exit 4, westbound is now open. Lane closures will be in place during daylight hours to complete the shoulder and any remaining cleanup until Monday, Oct. 31. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Fields Bridge Improvements are being made to the Fields Bridge on Shulie Road, but it will be open during construction. The work takes place until Nov. 15, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 NEW WORK GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Upper Leitches Creek Road Traffic on sections of Upper Leitches Creek Road is reduced to one lane to allow for repaving from the intersection of Leitches Creek Road for about five kilometres until Monday, Oct. 31. Delays are possible. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: William’s Point Road William’s Point Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control is in place. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 KINGS COUNTY: Cambridge Road Cambridge Road, from Trunk 1 north to Brooklyn Street, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Oct. 31. There will be periodic lane closures. Expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-538-4166 KINGS COUNTY: Gladys Porter Bridge Gladys Porter Bridge in Port Williams is reduced to one lane for bridge rehabilitation until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trout Brook Road Sections of Trout Brook Road will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Oct. 31, for repaving west from the intersection of Trunk 22. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Office: 902-769-2192 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, between Middle Country Harbour and Stormont, will have alternating lane closures for ditching, draining pipes, patching and paving until Tuesday, Nov. 15. Traffic control and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-533-4350 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 8 Trunk 8, from Virginia Road intersection south for three kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for road work until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Mary Jane Riley Road Mary Jane Riley Road over Highway 101 will be reduced to one lane for paving, pipe installation and guardrail work until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 RICHMOND COUNTY: West Bay Highway Sections of West Bay Highway (Dundee Road), east from County Line Road, will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Oct. 31, for paving. A pilot vehicle will be on site. Travel with extra caution. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Sections of Trunk 4, west from Lakeshore Drive, will be reduced to one lane until Monday, Oct. 31, for repaving. A pilot vehicle will be onsite. Travel with extra caution. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200center_img CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 216 Route 216, from Trunk 4, west for about seven kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Lower South River Bridge Lower South River Bridge will be reduced to one lane until Oct. 31 to construct a bailey bridge. A detour replaces the lower south river bridge and approaches until Aug. 31, 2012. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 245 Route 245, from Arisaig Point Road, west for about 3.5 kilometres, will have alternating lane closures for ditching, culvert work and paving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 CONTINUING WORK COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104, Westbound Lanes Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, the westbound lanes of Highway 104 in the Kemptown area will be reduced to one lane from Exit 18 to Exit 18A for repaving and widening. Work will take place until Monday, Oct. 31. Drivers should travel with extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) from about a half a kilometre south of Brazile Road for about 6.5 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for upgrading, planing and asphalt concrete patching until Monday, Oct. 31. Pilot vehicles and traffic control on site. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4771 VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour over the South Aspy River on the Cabot Trail, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place at the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, for 6.5 kilometres from Campbell’s Road to south of Chishom Road, and River Deny’s Road, for about two kilometres from Trunk 19, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and asphalt repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. A pilot vehicle and traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Exit 23A to Mary Jane Riley Road, will be reduced to one lane for reconstruction of on and off ramps until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, from 4.7 kilometres west of Trunk 16 to about one kilometre west of the White Head Road, will have alternating lane closures for upgrading, cold planing an repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Pilot vehicle and traffic control people on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Part of Exit 7 on Highway 125 will have a one-lane closure for construction of a new bridge until Aug. 31, 2012. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7 Trunk 7, from Moosehead to Moser River, will be reduced to one lane for drain improvements and repaving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control workers are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Eagle Drive Eagle Drive, from Salmon River Road to its end, will be closed for paving and sidewalk repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. A detour is in place. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from about 5.5 kilometres east of Lakeshore Drive, west at Campbell’s Brook Bridge, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs, upgrading and paving until Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10 Trunk 10, from Crisp Road intersection south for 4.5 kilometres, and from West Dalhousie Road intersection south for 9.3 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement and paving until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902- 825-4154 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Indian Sluice Bridge The Indian Sluice Bridge, also known as Surettes Island Bridge, will be closed until Wednesday, Oct. 26, for repairs on weekdays from 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Throughout the repair period a reduced load limit will be required on the bridge. This will affect large trucks but not standard passenger vehicles or school buses. The weight restrictions will be removed once repairs are completed. These restrictions will allow the repair work to be carried out quickly and minimize the inconvenience for bridge users. 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Methane gas from garbage leads to underground explosions

first_imgKolkata: Local residents got frightened after multiple underground explosions took place on Gobinda Khatik Road on Wednesday.Huge cracks developed at multiple places near Tangra police station. It was found that the explosion took place due to the formation of methane gas from the garbage that got stuck in the sewerage line. According to local residents, around 2 pm, sudden explosions took place in six places which blew of lids of manholes between the stretch from Ambedkar Club to Pilkhana Mor. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durgalocal residents got panic-stricken hearing the sound of explosions. Police went to the spot and found gases were emanating from open manholes. Soon fire brigade and Kolkata Municipal Corporation were informed. Also, the traffic movement on Gobinda Khatik Road was suspended. Local councilor and Member Mayor-in-Council Swapan Samaddar said there was a brick sewerage line under the road through which water along with garbage is pumped out from the Palmerbazar sewerage pumping station to Chowbaga pumping station. Methane gas was formed as garbage got stuck in the sewerage line leading to the explosion. “Our engineers are working. Hopefully by night the work will be done,” he said. Due to the explosion, huge cracks developed in the area. Fire fighters sprayed water on the open manholes to stop the emission of the gas. Till last news came in, none was hurt and repair work was under way.last_img read more

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Canada does not treat us right says Trump threatens new global tax

first_imgWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is complaining about Canadian trade practices while threatening a tax on international imports.The U.S. president made the remarks at the White House today while unveiling a long-awaited infrastructure plan.He says some countries are so-called allies, but don’t act like allies when it comes to trade.At one point, he made specific reference to Canada, saying the country does not treat its neighbour fairly when it comes to farming and border-crossing.It’s unclear what he was referring to, although he has complained in the past about dairy controls and softwood lumber.Trump brought back an old threat to institute some kind of tax on imports. He called it a “reciprocal tax,” and said he would have more to say about it in the coming days and months.last_img read more

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China holds appeal hearing for Canadian sentenced to death

first_imgBEIJING — A Chinese court held an appeal hearing Thursday for a Canadian who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling in a case that has deepened a diplomatic rift between the two countries.The intermediate-level court in northeastern Liaoning province said Robert Schellenberg’s sentence would be announced at an unspecified date.Convicted of playing a central role in a methamphetamine smuggling operation, Schellenberg was initially sentenced to 15 years in November, only to be handed the death sentence at a hastily-scheduled January retrial.That came after Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, on a U.S. extradition warrant in December. Days later, two Canadians — Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor — were detained in China in apparent retaliation.Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Schellenberg’s sentencing in January and accused China of “arbitrarily” applying the death penalty.Schellenberg, who was arrested in 2014, has maintained his innocence.More than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of methamphetamine were seized as part of Schellenberg’s case, the court said. It called the 36-year-old Canadian the “principal offender” and said the evidence presented was “true and sufficient.”Canadian Embassy officials were notified and Schellenberg’s litigation rights were lawfully protected during Thursday’s proceedings, the court added.Schellenberg’s attorney Zhang Dongshuo said it was not clear when the court would announce a decision.“Both sides comprehensively debated what each believes to be the issues in the case,” Zhang said, adding that at this stage he cannot assess what the final judgment will be.The appeal hearing followed Meng’s court appearance Wednesday in Vancouver.Meng is accused of lying to banks about the company’s dealings with Iran in violation of U.S. trade sanctions. Her attorney, Scott Fenton, has argued that comments by U.S. President Donald Trump suggest the case against her is politically motivated.Washington has pressured other countries to limit use of Huawei’s technology, warning they could be opening themselves up to surveillance and theft of information.China and the U.S. are currently embroiled in a trade dispute that has beleaguered global financial markets.___Follow Yanan Wang on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yananwYanan Wang, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Toshibas chip sale to consortium wins regulatory approval

first_imgTOKYO – Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp. said Thursday the sale of its computer memory chip business to a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity has cleared all anti-trust regulatory approval, including one it was awaiting from China.That means the deal, valued at 2 trillion yen ($18 billion), can now close by June 1, Tokyo-based Toshiba said.Toshiba, which also has railroad and nuclear energy units, was counting on the deal for a turnaround.Its U.S. nuclear operations at Westinghouse Electric Co. filed for bankruptcy last year. Toshiba’s massive red ink in recent years began with reactors it has been building in the U.S. which are still unfinished, partly because of beefed-up safety regulations following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in northeastern Japan.Initially, Western Digital opposed the sale of its NAND flash-memory SanDisk joint venture with Toshiba, starting lawsuits.Toshiba first announced the sale of its chip business, called Toshiba Memory Corp., in September last year. The dispute with Western Digital was settled late last year, with it and Toshiba Memory Corp. agreeing to continue their collaboration in flash memory.Toshiba Memory will be acquired by a special company called Pangea formed and controlled by Bain’s consortium, which includes South Korean and U.S. companies but comprises mostly Japanese investors.Bain welcomed the approval from Chinese authorities.“All antitrust approvals have now been received and we are looking forward to closing this investment,” it said, stressing that it hopes its chip business will grow.“This consortium of companies brings together leading industry players who will invest significant resources and work together to help ensure the semiconductor industry remains highly competitive and can respond to fast-changing demands,” it said.Toshiba’s financial woes were so serious that auditors refused to sign off on its financial statements last year.Founded in 1875, Toshiba has long been one the most revered brands in Japan Inc. But its image has been badly tarnished in recent years by a scandal over company officials doctoring accounting books to meet unrealistic profit targets.Toshiba reported earlier this week that it returned to profit for the fiscal year through March, a reversal of the red ink racked up the previous fiscal year. The results assumed the completion of the chip sale by the end of June.Toshiba said in a statement that it will “promptly announce any matters related to this transaction that require further disclosure.”Toshiba also has a new president, Nobuaki Kurumatani, tapped from outside the company, with experience in the financial sector and public relations. His appointment is widely seen as an effort to put a fresh face on the company.Kurumatani has acknowledged the system of governance and risk management had been weak at Toshiba. He told reporters that the company will withdraw from all overseas nuclear operations, and the future of the energy business is moving toward renewables.But decommissioning the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, where three reactor cores melted, will remain for years a major part of Toshiba’s business, as well as running and decommissioning dozens of other nuclear reactors in Japan.Toshiba has been gradually selling off pieces of its operations, such as its medical equipment and household appliance units. But the key sale was its prized memory business. Toshiba had repeatedly said regulatory approval was expected soon.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaHer work can be found at https://www.apnews.com/search/yuri%20kageyamalast_img read more

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Lacking visas UN mission on Darfur to carry out work without visit

14 February 2007The United Nations Human Rights Council’s fact-finding mission on the situation inside Darfur will not go to Sudan as planned because of continued uncertainty over whether the high-level team could obtain visas. In a statement released today in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, the five-member team said they would “proceed and collect all relevant information from locations outside the country.”The team, which is headed by Jody Williams, who won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work campaigning against landmines, will stay on in Addis Ababa and visit other locations outside Sudan before returning to Geneva next Wednesday as scheduled.The statement said the mission would then prepare to present its report on the trip for the Council’s fourth regular session next month.The Council established the mission in December to probe the human rights situation in Darfur, which has been beset by countless instances of abuses, among them mass rape, abduction and forced relocation, since fighting broke out between Government forces, allied militias and rebel groups in 2003.More than 200,000 people have been killed and 2 million others displaced from their homes, and an estimated 4 million people now depend on aid to survive. Last month Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the situation “the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.”Since the mission began its work in Geneva on 5 February, it has held dozens of meetings and interviews with human rights specialists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community representatives, UN staff members, African Union (AU) officials and others.Aside from Ms. Williams, the other members of the mission are: Mart Nutt, an Estonian parliamentarian and member of the Council of Europe’s European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance; Bertrand Ramcharan, the former Acting and Deputy UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Patrice Tonda, Gabon’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Geneva; and Indonesian Ambassador Makarim Wibisono, President of the 61st session of the Commission on Human Rights. The members are serving in their personal capacity.Before leaving on the mission, Ms. Williams told reporters that the team wanted to come up with “recommendations that we hope are implementable [and] not just grand thoughts” after the visit.“I hope that our mission will be able to make some recommendations… that the [Human Rights] Council can use to proceed,” she said.The itinerary change to the Council mission was announced as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Darfur and his African Union (AU) counterpart headed to El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state for a two-day series of meetings.Jan Eliasson and the AU’s Salim Ahmed Salim will hold talks with local authorities, representatives for the region’s vast population of internally displaced persons (IDPs), UN and AU officials, and field commanders from the rebel groups which have not signed the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA).The two envoys are in Sudan on a joint five-day mission to try to re-energize the stalled peace process in Darfur. They have already met with Government officials and a prominent former rebel in Khartoum, the capital. read more

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UN General Assembly passes resolutions on security disarmament issues

While 29 of the resolutions – all had emerged from the Assembly’s First Committee, which handles disarmament and international security issues – were adopted without a vote, 23 others were put to a formal vote on the floor of the Assembly.The consensus texts mainly covered the fields of disarmament machinery, confidence-building and related matters, while the disputed texts reflected international disagreement on how to achieve disarmament and non-proliferation goals.Resolutions passed by the General Assembly, which has 191 Member States, are not binding on States, unlike those of the Security Council.A resolution calling for the reduction of “non-strategic” nuclear weapons was adopted with a vote of 128 nations in favour, four against (France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States) and 43 abstentions.Another resolution, calling on all States to refrain from acting in a way that could lead to a new nuclear arms race and to fulfil all their obligations regarding nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation under international law and treaties was approved 133-6, with 38 abstentions. The countries against were France, India, Israel, Pakistan, the UK and the US.The General Assembly was also examining a number of legal issues yesterday, including the cloning of human beings. read more

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EYEWITNESS Diversification…

…in agricultureOnce again, your Eyewitness isn’t quite sure why so many persons have their drawers in a knot over the “policies” of the Government. They’ve got to get it into their heads that — as he’s been stressing — this is a PNC-LED GOVERNMENT! And the PNC knows only one way to lead: follow the path of Comrade Leader Burnham; and that by dictat! It’s always that way or the highway; as the AFC found out early on, and the WPA are slowly getting it.Take the “policy” of “Diversification” that’s become their mantra in agriculture, especially as their cure-all for the beleaguered sugar industry: This is the same policy enunciated by Burnham back in the seventies. For instance, we’re now hearing about “tilapia” as the miracle fish that’ll provide the world with scarce protein. No problem about finding markets — the world will be beating a track to our doors! But didn’t Burnham introduce tilapia back then?He certainly did!! He even brought a species from Africa — Mozambique, if your Eyewitness’s memory serves him right. Shouldn’t the Government at least find out why the experiment under the PNC’s first regime failed? Doesn’t it make sense to avoid the mistakes that even their great, omniscient Comrade Leader made? But that’s the problem, isn’t it? Omniscient Comrade Leaders couldn’t possibly make mistakes, could they?It had to be the ineptitude of those who failed to execute his brilliantly conceived policies! This time, the Government will get tilapia right! And the same for black eye peas, cotton, cassava, potatoes, etc. etc. We won’t even mention the Diversification programme in agriculture by the PPP- 5Ps?? Peppers, pumpkin and what else? Never mind these were supposed to be “high value” compared to commodities like rice and sugar; that markets were also identified, farmers were trained, processing facilities were constructed next to the producers etc. — all with so much hoopla.That diversification by definition — if the PNC is to be believed — had to have failed due to “PPP corruption”! So why look into it? As to the IDB, which designed and oversaw the programme, they also had to be in on the “corruption”. But it does look like the present PNC is following one of the Comrade Leader’s moves even before his diversification drive. Rather than “high value”, this lot, led by that genius in agriculture, Holder, is diversifying into rice at Wales!!Never mind that the rice market is depressed and farmers are reducing their acreage cultivated in the coming crop. What do they know?The Comrade Leader knew best! Didn’t he also ruin the economy?…of criminal chargesWell, the PPP seemed to have discovered, at last, that two can play the “stain game”. As we know, the PNC-led gov’t has been filing criminal charges right, left and centre against members of the PPP Administration. While some say – at the very best – there might be fire where there’s smoke – it does appear the Government’s putting together these cases with smoke and mirrors!Let’s get real! Nandlall might’ve been gauche to have the Government pay for his law books’ subscription, but a criminal charge for theft? Pleeese!! And why does the Government insist on including the massive cost of relocating the Transmission Tower from “Pradoville II. The Ogle Airport folks — no friends of the PPP — have verified the relocation was occasioned because of the expansion of the airport.Anyhow, the PPP will now be filing criminal charges against PNC MPs: for not filing their assets with the Integrity Commission since 2001!Maybe they should also forget Jagan’s magnanimity and go back to all the PNC’s criminality before 1992??…of labour poolPrezzie says he’s not “militarising” the Government. The eighty-five military officers hired by his regime in top governmental positions are just like the five the PPP had hired.When does the quantitative change the qualitative? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

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11 newlyinvented words that perfectly describe everyday situations

first_img Source: JhaymesisviphotographyThe situation where you begin having a texting or Gchat conversation about two separate topics and your messages go back and forth like a swirling DNA helix – for example, discussing your weekend plans and also an in-depth conversation about The Avengers movie at the same time.6. Stalkwardness Source: louiscrusoeTrying not to seem like you know too much about the person you’re talking to, despite having stalked them extensively on Facebook and knowing every detail of their life.7. Brownbacks Source: danoxsterThe money you earn while taking time in the office toilet for a number two.8. Itch-ripple Source: Asbestos BillWhen you scratch an itch, but more and more itches seem to start popping up all over.9. Bet lag Source: Brandon GrasleyThe feeling of realising you are wrong, immediately after making a bet on something.10. Heyman Source: insignificantA person whose name you’ve forgotten, but have to spend time around, forcing you to find creative ways of avoiding their name.11. Lipslip Source: ShutterstockA reference made during a conversation that accidentally reveals you know a little too much about the topic at hand – such as haemorrhoids, or One Direction.Got any more suggestions for words English needs? Add them in the comments…More words you need in your life right now at WordsForThat.com>These are the most horrible words in the English language>9 words Irish people use for kissing> THERE ARE MOMENTS that we all know intimately, but which are very difficult to describe.Why aren’t there words for these? Well, sometimes language just doesn’t quite keep up.Luckily the site Words For That is here to help us out. It crowdsources essential new words by allowing people to suggest a common scenario, then vote for the best user suggestions.Here are some of the best:1. Ringxiety Source: jollyUKThat sensation that your phone is vibrating in your pocket, when it’s actually not at all.2. Instagret Source: Kamal ZharifWhen you can’t decide whether to take a photo of something beautiful, or just enjoy the moment.3. Flopflip Source: Average JaneThat moment when you put the milk in the cupboard and the cereal in the fridge, or any similar scenario.4. Dust horizon Source: OnTaskThat little line of dust you can’t ever quite sweep up with the dustpan and brush.5. Multiplextinglast_img read more

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Fukushima la vapeur qui séchappait du réacteur n°3 a disparu

first_imgFukushima : la vapeur qui s’échappait du réacteur n°3 a disparuCe matin, Tepco, l’opérateur du site nucléaire de Fukushima a annoncé que la vapeur qui s’échappait au-dessus du réacteur numéro 3 de la centrale accidentée avait cessé.Hier, avait été découvert un filet de vapeur qui s’échappait au-dessus du haut du bâtiment du réacteur 3 de la centrale accidentée de Fukushima. L’opérateur du site, Tepco n’en connaissait pas l’origine. Toutefois, sans plus d’explications, ce matin à 7h55 heure locale (soit jeudi à 22H55 GMT), aucun vapeur n’était plus visible.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon Tepco, aucune élévation de la radioactivité n’a été constatée, pas plus qu’une quelconque augmentation soudaine de température de la cuve du réacteur. Le vapeur pourrait être due à a compagnie estime que cette évaporation pourrait être celle d’eau de pluie, ce qui ne tient pas la route puisque les températures des installations ne sont pas censées dépasser les 40°C.L’opérateur a toutefois rejeté l’hypothèse selon laquelle le réacteur n°3 pourrait une nouvelle fois avoir atteint un seuil critique. Alors que Tepco indiquait hier que cette vapeur d’eau était toute nouvelle, un des porte-paroles de la société a reconnu qu’en réalité “ce n’était pas la première fois qu’une telle chose se produisait”. À force de souffler le chaud et le froid, Tepco a bien du mal à se tirer de tous les incidents qui émaille le dégagement du site de Fukushima-Daiichi. Quoiqu’il en soit, comme le souligne 20minutes.fr, ce nouvel incident rappelle une fois de plus que la situation reste instable dans cette centrale en péril.Le 19 juillet 2013 à 15:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Moratti unfazed by Juves treble winning prospects

first_imgFormer Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti is not bothered by the chances of Juventus landing a treble suggesting records are made to be broken or equalled.Inter won the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League in 2010 under Mourinho, the first and so far only Italian club to achieve that feat.Juve came close to winning the treble on two occasions in 2015 and 2017 but narrowly missed out on those occasions thereby settling for the double.With the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo to the squad, many bookmakers and pundits are tipping the Bianconeri to win the most prestigious competition in club football again.Lukaku is unfairly criticised – Berbatov Obinna Echi – August 4, 2019 Ex-Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov feels Romelu Lukaku has been “unfairly criticised” during his time at Old Trafford.  The Belgian striker who is closing in…“Why would I be afraid?” Moratti asked, speaking to reporters after the Festival dello Sport in Trento.“Records are made to be beaten or equalled. It’s something that could happen, but for now it hasn’t happened.“Right now they’re unreachable in the league, or at least I think they are. Right now it’s difficult to reach the Bianconeri’s level.”last_img read more

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Dyche talks about penalty drama in Burnley match

first_imgThe manager was shocked that the referee didn’t award his team a penalty kick after a first half four over Ashley Barnes.In the first half of the Burnley-Southampton match, Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy fouled Ashley Barnes.But the referee didn’t see it like that and booked Barnes for simulation.Then in the second half, Nathan Redmon gave Southampton the lead, until Barnes was given the chance to take a penalty kick in the last play of the game to even things out 1-1.“I have absolutely no idea, whatsoever, why that penalty wasn’t awarded,” Burnley coach Sean Dyche told the team’s official website.“I’ll just reiterate that when players fall naturally, I don’t think they are getting penalties.”This is the team’s first penalty in 68 English Premier League matches.“I think I’ve been honest enough to speak about that this season, when results have gone against us, such as when Harry Kane should have had one and West Ham should have been awarded one, and I just don’t know where the game is going,” the manager continued.“Dives get given as penalties and real falls are not getting given and just because Ashley hasn’t thrown his arms in the air and rolled around 10 times, he gets nothing.”Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“The keeper comes out trying to do his job. the center forward gets there first and toes it past him, and the keeper brings him down,” he tried to explain the penalty.“It is impossible, in my opinion, that that is not a penalty and I just don’t understand it.”Burnley FC is currently sitting in the 17th position of the standings with just 24 points after 25 matches.The team has only won six games, drawing another six and losing 13.Their next match is on Saturday, February 9th against Brighton and Hove Albion.REACTION | Gaffer gives his thoughts on the two penalty incidents…WATCH MORE ➡️ https://t.co/cL58ew9PZb pic.twitter.com/B0d4OQpnJY— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) February 2, 2019last_img read more

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WHAT WILMINGTON IS ALL ABOUT Town Thanks Woodbriar For Giving Elderly Man

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At last week’s Wilmington Board of Selectmen Meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull publicly thanked Michael Bell, Executive Director of Woodbriar Health Center, for an extraordinary act of kindness his company performed during a major snow storm back on March 8.A 90-year-old Wilmington resident came to the Senior Center during the storm due to the conditions in his home. Without electricity, returning home was not a viable option for him. Elderly Services Director Terri Marciello made multiple calls to local hotels to obtain a room for the man, but was unsuccessful. She eventually reached out to Woodbriar, which did not hesitate in saying “yes.”Upon arrival, the man — in a presumably very stressful situation — was made to feel like a welcomed guest.  He was personally greeted, provided with his own private room, given dinner and coffee, and then hearty warm breakfast, all at no charge.  He enjoyed his stay so much, he’s thinking about permanently moving there.“Wilmington prides itself on being a community in which residents look out for one another. It is gratifying to know that Woodbriar Health Center demonstrates the same level of generosity when a resident is in need,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull.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… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”IT’S OUR TURN: Wilmington Seniors Speak Out In Favor Of A New Senior CenterIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Last Week’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

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Verizon wants to lock down phones to protect consumers

first_img Comments Share your voice Tags Mobile Verizon wants to lock phones to combat identity theft. SOPA Images Verizon is asking the Federal Communications Commission for permission to lock new phones it sells in an effort to curb the growing problem of customer identity theft.The nation’s largest wireless carrier filed a petition with the agency on Friday asking the FCC to grant it a waiver so that it can start locking new phones it sells to consumers for a period of 60 days. This lock will prevent users from swapping out SIM cards and using the device on another network. Verizon said it’s taking this action to deter criminals who have been stealing customers’ identities, ordering new phones under those names, and then reselling them on the black market. Unlocked phones are attractive targets for theft because they can easily be resold or used overseas with different carriers. This is a particular problem for high-end smartphones like the iPhone, which retail for more than $1,000 and retain their resale value. Verizon says this is a huge and growing problem that cost the company $190 million in 2018. This figure was up from about $115 million in 2017. The company said more than 7,000 customers per month were affected by such thefts in 2018. In 2017, the company was seeing about 4,800 fraudulent phone sales per month in 2017. “As a result of this activity, these customers have to deal with the inconvenience and hassle of identity theft, and Verizon sustains financial losses,” Ronan Dunne, executive vice president and president of Verizon Wireless said in a blog post. “While we actively work with law enforcement to stop this growing trend, it’s time that we take a stand to protect our customers.”Unlike other US wireless carriers, which lock their devices until customers fully pay for them, Verizon is required under FCC rules to sell all of its phones unlocked. This was the result of a deal Verizon struck with the FCC in 2008 when it licensed the “C block” of 700 megahertz spectrum, which powers its 4G LTE network.The new policy should have “virtually no impact” on “legitimate customers’ ability to use their devices,” Dunne said. “Almost none of our customers switch to another carrier within the first 60 days,” he said.  “Even with this limited fraud safety check, Verizon will still have the most consumer-friendly unlocking policy in the industry.”AT&T requires you to pay off your phone and be active on your service for at least 60 days. Even then, there’s a 14-day wait after you make your request. Sprint also requires that you have paid off your phone and wait 50 days, though the phone is automatically unlocked. T-Mobile has the same paid device requirement and a 40-day wait period, but will offer to temporarily unlock the device sooner for travel. Even after the policy goes into effect, Verizon will automatically unlock its phones after the 60-day period, regardless of whether the device has been paid off. The company will also still accept unlocked phones from other carriers.The policy change could still inconvenience customers who buy a new phone and then go overseas. One way of saving on international roaming fees is to buy a SIM card from a local carrier. Verizon didn’t address this scenario in its filing with the FCC. This is not the first time Verizon has amended its phone lock policy to combat criminals. Last year, the company began locking all of its devices until those devices were activated on its network. This move, which didn’t require FCC approval, was intended to stop phone thefts from Verizon stores, warehouses or during transport to points of sale. Verizon said last year that armed robberies were up more than 200 percent in 2017 over the previous year.  AT&T FCC Sprint T-Mobile Verizon 3last_img read more

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Microsoft admits expiringpassword rules are useless

first_img Tags 18 Comments Share your voice Computers Tech Industry Online Ever had to change your password for no reason? Facebook Before, it was annoying. Now, it’s useless.Microsoft has admitted that one of the great scourges of our time, the password reset rule, is bunk.”When humans are assigned or forced to create passwords that are hard to remember, too often they’ll write them down where others can see them,” Microsoft’s Aaron Margosis said in a blog post Wednesday. Worse, Margosis wrote, when people are forced to change their passwords, too often they make a “small and predictable alteration to their existing password” so they won’t forget it. (Duh.)Microsoft isn’t the first to ring this alarm. Security experts and normal thinking people have complained for years that mandatory password changes aren’t worth the trouble. Two years ago, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said it was time to rethink this practice. “It is important to assess the risks and benefits for your organization, as well as alternative ways of increasing security,” the FTC said in a blog post. And that was after the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) criticized the practice a decade ago.Microsoft’s blog post Wednesday introduced a broader set of “baseline” security settings that Microsoft may decide to recommend to companies that use its computer management software. Think of them as defaults of a sort.Unfortunately, Microsoft isn’t simply yanking the password reset feature, which would be the humane thing to do. In the end, it’ll still be up to your company’s tech team whether to listen to reason or continue living in the security Stone Age.It’s worth noting that Microsoft isn’t changing recommendations around the way we create passwords. In fact, tech giant recommends companies increasingly ban typical bad passwords, and force employees to use multifactor authentication. (We at CNET are also fans of password managers.)But make no mistake, Microsoft, whose Windows software powers nearly 80% of the world’s computers, has finally seen the light. “Periodic password expiration is an ancient and obsolete mitigation of very low value,” Margosis said.First published April 24 at 3:24 p.m. PT.Update, April 25 at 7:32 a.m. PT: Adds background. Microsoftlast_img read more

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With Prices Up Oil Executives Optimistic Yet Cautious

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /00:44 Listencenter_img FlickrOil executives are much more optimistic about their industry but after one of the worst downturns in history, they are still cautious. X In an annual survey by Deloitte, oil, gas and chemicals executives express optimism across the board.That includes the upstream industry, which has been recovering from one of the worst downturns in history. And with the price of oil above $70 per barrel, they have good reason to.Still, the past few years have left their mark. “Maybe there is probably a little more cautiousness than even in past times we’ve gone through this cycle,” John England, senior partner in Deloitte’s oil, gas and chemicals practice, said. “So yeah, I think it’s going to take a little while longer for companies to start probably investing as aggressively as they have in the past.”He said the industry is making increased use of digital technologies to minimize cost and maximize productivity.last_img read more

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