No need for pink ball to draw spectators for Test matches: Sehwag

Posted On Nov 21 2019 by

first_imgFormer India opener Virender Sehwag on Sunday said there was no need for innovations like introduction of the pink ball to draw the spectators for Test matches as people will automatically come to the ground when good teams take the field. (Anurag Thakur rules out 15-day window between IPL and domestic calendar)Averring that it was every young cricketer’s dream to represent his country in Tests, Sehwag said the longest format of the game poses the real test for a player.”The Test format is very good. There is no need to change. You don’t need to introduce the pink ball to draw the spectators. (India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 4: Saha fifty helps India set NZ a target of 376 runs)”If good teams like Pakistan, Australia and England come, people will come to the ground automatically and support,” Sehwag said while participating at a panel discussion on the occasion of the Sportstar’s book launch on India’s 500 Tests. (Watch: Kohli, Thakur set an example for Swachh BHarat Abhiyan)He said the future was bright for Test cricket in India. “This I can say, looking at the coach and the Indian team.”The real test for any cricketer lies in Test cricket. It is every young cricketer’s dream to play Test matches . The future is good,” he said.India head coach Anil Kumble, who also took part in the panel discussion, called upon cricket buffs, and stakeholders to desist from discussing the “death” of Test cricket.GLOBALISATION OF TEST CRICKETadvertisement”I’ll urge every cricket lover, opinion makers and various stakeholders to stop discussing the death of Test cricket. I’m sure people would have spoken about the death of Test cricket probably even during the times of Kerry Packer,” he said.The legendary leg spinner said though the Test format is facing challenges with youngsters now growing up watching T20, the present bunch of players love Test cricket.In this context, he spoke for the need of globalisation of Test cricket.He said though the match attendance might have gone down in Tests, its supporters has gone up with the arrival of the social media.”The social media is a great platform to promote Test cricket. You don’t need to sit through six hours. There’s notification on smartphones through which you can follow Test cricket,” ehs aid, exuding his conviction that Test cricket would survive.”if all of us keep on talking about the death of Test cricket, then ultimately it would happen,” he said.The Sportstar also announced a Dream Team of 15 led by Anil Kumble.The team: Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Vijay Hazare, V.V.S. Laxman, Kapil Dev, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Anil Kumble (captain), Zaheer Khan, Vinoo Mankad, Bishan Bedi, Erapalli Prasanna, Javagal Srinath and Virat Kohli.last_img read more


SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS AT 1730 HRS

Posted On Nov 18 2019 by

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 3 (PTI) The following are PTIsNew Delhi, Jan 3 (PTI) The following are PTIs top/expected sports stories at 5:30 pm:STORIES IN THE PIPELINE:CAPE TOWN – Stories related to Indias tour of South Africa.LUCKNOW – Report of Premier Badminton League tie between Delhi Dashers and Chennai Smashers.KOLKATA – Report of Indian Super League match between ATK and FC Goa.STORIES ON THE WIRE:SPO-HOCK-INDHockey India names 33-member squad for 2018 seasonBengaluru, Jan 3 (PTI) Fit-again PR Sreejesh made a return after recovering from a long-injury lay-off as Hockey India (HI) today announced a 33-member squad for the first national camp beginning here tomorrow.SPO-RAJA-INTERVIEW (PTI EXCLUSIVE)Lacked consistency in serve, didnt execute 1-2 strategy: RajaBy Amanpreet SinghPune, Jan 3 (PTI) Purav Raja wont read much into the defeat in the first match of the season but admitted they faltered in executing the 1-2 strategy, resulting in his ouster from the Tata Open Maharashtra along with Leander Paes.SPO-PRASANNA (PTI EXCLUSIVE)Current Indian attack best in the last 60-70 years: PrasannaBy Bharat SharmaNew Delhi, Jan 3 (PTI) He was part of one of the finest spin attack ever to have graced the game but legendary Erappali Prasanna has rated the current Indian bowling group as the best in the last 60-70 years.SPO-IND-FITNESS Dhawan fit for first Test, Jadeja down with viral “illness”Cape Town, Jan 3 (PTI) Shikhar Dhawan has been declared fully fit while Ravindra Jadeja is down with viral “illness” ahead of the first Test against South Africa beginning here on Friday.advertisementSPO-U19-ICC-UMPIRESTwo Indian umpires in ICC panel for Under-19 World CupDubai, Jan 3 (PTI) Indian umpires Anil Chaudhary and C K Nandan will be a part of the 14-strong panel of officials for the Under-19 World Cup starting January 13 in New Zealand, the International Cricket Council announced today.SPO-BAGAN-COACHMohun Bagan elevates Shankarlal Chakraborty to chief coachKolkata, Jan 3 (PTI) Mohun Bagan today elevated Shankarlal Chakraborty to the chief coachs post till the end of season in less than 24 hours after Sanjoy Sen resigned.SPO-PRANNOYTai Tzu Ying is like some Ninja Warrior: PrannoyLucknow, Jan 3 (PTI) In awe of womens shuttler Tai Tzu Ying, H S Prannoy has described the Taiwanese world no 1 as a “ninja warrior”, whose strokes would be difficult to match even after practicing for a decade.SPO-OPENYuki squanders chances galore in defeat against HerbertPune, Jan 3 (PTI) Yuki Bhambri pressed the self-destruct button by squandering six break chances in the deciding set and crashed out of the Tata Open Maharashtra following a three-set defeat against eighth seed Pierre-Hugues Herbert here today. PTI APA APAlast_img read more


Premier League: Ashley Barnes’ last-minute strike helps Burnley defeat Stoke

Posted On Nov 18 2019 by

first_imgAshley Barnes scored in the 89th minute to earn Burnley a 1-0 win over Stoke that lifted the unfashionable team into the top four of the English Premier League on Tuesday.Already sitting above Tottenham, Burnley leapfrogged Arsenal and Liverpool with its ninth victory of what is shaping up to be its most impressive league campaign in a generation.This is the highest spot Burnley have been in the top flight since 1975.There was little to warm the home crowd on a wet and windy night but those who braved the wintry weather were celebrating in the 89th minute as Barnes seized on a ricochet off team mate Scott Arfield and thumped a shot past Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.Sean Dyche’s side have played much better this season, but despite managing only two shots on target all night against the team with the worst defence in the Premier League, they found a way to get their ninth win from 17 games.”Tonight was a different style of getting a result. It was an ugly game at times in harsh conditions,” Dyche said.”We found a way to win and a real fine goal. Sometimes that’s football. We’re not the real deal, we’re a side that are improving. We’re having a real go at what we can achieve this season. The fans and the town have got to enjoy these times.”Stoke’s form has been in direct contrast to Burnley’s and the pressure was starting to mount on manager Mark Hughes after his side’s second-half capitulation in a 5-1 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday.advertisementThat left them with 16 points from 17 games, which represented their worst start to a Premier League season, but they could count themselves unlucky not to return to the Potteries with at least a point on Tuesday.Only a post prevented Peter Crouch giving the visitors an early lead while Kurt Zouma wasted another good chance and Mame Diouf fired an effort into the side-netting.Hughes was jeered when he took off the creative Xherdan Shaqiri in the 84th minute but there was worse to come when Barnes produced a rare moment of quality to plunder the win.”I thought the lads were fantastic and matched everything Burnley threw at us,” Hughes said.”I thought when we were able to get the ball down, we were the team trying to create openings in wide areas and get good balls in. It’s hard to take, Burnley didn’t deserve to win.”Stoke are three points above the drop zone with second-from-bottom West Ham United visiting on Saturday.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more


Survey offers grim view of IoT security deployment

Posted On Nov 18 2019 by

first_imgAlmost universally, IoT devices have not been built with security in mind. Indeed, the vast majority of these devices do not use any encryption and can be easily compromised by a teenager in seconds.To help quantify the risk and the level of corporate preparedness, the third annual study on third-party IoT risk, “Companies Don’t Know What They Don’t Know,” was published in May 2019 by Shared Assessments and the Ponemon Institute, two industry leaders in risk assessments. Survey responses were gathered from 625 leading corporate governance and risk executives.Some of the disturbing results from the survey are: 87% believe an IoT-launched attack, such as a distributed denial of service, is very likely to occur in the next two years 27% say their boards of directors require assurances that IoT risk is being assessed, managed and monitored 84% say it is very likely their company will have a data breach caused by an IoT device This suggests a perfect storm of insecure devices being deployed haphazardly in unprepared companies. With such dour survey results, where does the industry go from here?Change will not come from IoT device manufacturers. They won’t waste money investing in securing their devices if no one is asking for it.Instead, the change will be initiated by enterprise customers who rely on these IoT-enabled machines or devices to get their business done. Recent security breaches and IoT surveys, such as the Shared Assessments IoT survey, are a wake-up call.Enterprise companies are now beginning to roll out IoT policies, controls and security awareness campaigns for the first time. Board members are beginning to wake up to the risk of IoT. IoT devices are now beginning to be subjected to security reviews, and those IoT devices that can’t meet the new security corporate requirements are being dropped.The ball is being bounced firmly back in the IoT manufacturers’ court to begin integrating industry security standards into IoT devices, as well as building the functionality to allow enterprise customers to safely manage the legion of diverse IoT devices from central IoT platforms. Now is the time for IoT manufacturers to act. Otherwise, enterprise customers will wisely take their business elsewhere. –Niall Browne is on the Shared Assessments Steering Committee, and is senior vice president of trust and security, CISO at Domo., Inc. >> This article was originally published on our sister site, EE Times: “IoT Security Looks Grim in Survey.” 26% reported experiencing a data beach caused by unsecured IoT devicescenter_img Continue Reading Previous Silicon Labs: 5G-ready jitter attenuators with fully integrated referenceNext A survey of non-volatile memories: Ideal workloads for NAND, NOR, and F-RAM Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: IoT 11% say their organizations currently educate employees about the risks created by IoT devices in the workplace Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more


India Tour of New Zealand 1st ODI broadcast channels list: Where to Watch Ind vs NZ live Broadcast

Posted On Nov 16 2019 by

first_imgOn a high after a defining tour of Australia, the Virat Kohli-led Indian team faces a trickier challenge when it locks horns with an ever-so-sprightly New Zealand in a five-match ODI series starting January 23. The Indian team, which has shifted its focus entirely on World Cup preparations, is still searching for the right middle-order combination despite their first-ever bilateral ODI series win on Australian soil.Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s hat-trick of half-centuries has brought joy to the dressing room but the smaller grounds in New Zealand against a better seam attack comprising the wily Trent Boult, the talented Lockie Ferguson and the relentless Tim Southee will be a different test altogether for the ‘Men In Blue’.New Zealand in their own backyard have always been a force to reckon with and the touring Indian teams over the years will testify that, having won only 10 out of the 35 ODIs, including a 0-4 drubbing during the last series in 2014.The first match at McLean Park, however, will be played in sultry conditions of around 30 degrees.What time does the 1st ODI between India vs New Zealand start?1st ODI starts at 7.30AM IST on January 23, Wednesday at the McLean Park is a sports ground in Napier.What TV channel and live stream is the 1st ODI between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.advertisementWhere will the 1st ODI between India and New Zealand be played?The 1st ODI between India and New Zealand will be played at the McLean Park is a sports ground in Napier from 7.30AM IST.Where can I watch the India vs New Zealand 1st ODI live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 1st ODI?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 1st ODI between India and New Zealand?India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, K. Khaleel AhmedNew Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry.last_img read more


FA Cup semi-final draw: United face Tottenham, Chelsea versus Southampton

Posted On Nov 16 2019 by

On rappelle aux NéoÉcossais de faire attention aux tiques

Posted On Oct 22 2019 by

first_img En enlevant les tiques aussi vite que possible, vous éliminerez ou réduirez le risque d’infection. Pour enlever une tique de façon sécuritaire, prenez-la délicatement avec une pince à épiler, le plus près possible de la peau. Retirez doucement la tique. Ne tirez pas brusquement, ne tournez pas et ne serrez pas. Lavez la morsure avec de l’eau et du savon. Désinfectez avec de l’alcool à friction ou du peroxyde d’hydrogène pour éviter d’autres infections. Les tiques à pattes noires doivent être collées à la peau pendant au moins 36 heures pour transmettre l’infection bactérienne qui cause la maladie de Lyme. La maladie de Lyme se traite par des antibiotiques. Le premier symptôme de la maladie de Lyme, et le plus courant, est l’apparition d’une éruption cutanée circulaire à l’endroit de la morsure, bien que l’éruption cutanée ne soit pas toujours de forme circulaire. D’autres symptômes incluent la fièvre, la fatigue, les douleurs musculaires et les maux de tête. Toute personne qui a fréquenté des endroits où l’on trouve de l’herbe haute, des arbustes et des arbres et qui présente ces symptômes doit obtenir des soins médicaux sans tarder. Pour obtenir plus d’information, consultez le http://novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/lyme.asp (en anglais seulement). Portez une chemise à manches longues, un pantalon et des chaussettes de couleur pâle afin de mieux voir les tiques. Portez des chaussures fermées. Rentrez les extrémités de votre pantalon dans vos chaussettes et rentrez votre chemise dans votre pantalon. Vaporisez un insectifuge contenant du DEET ou de l’icaridine sur les vêtements et les parties exposées de la peau. Vérifiez vos vêtements et les parties exposées de votre peau après avoir travaillé ou joué dehors pour vous assurer qu’il n’y a pas de tique. Examinez attentivement vos animaux de compagnie s’ils ont passé du temps à l’extérieur. Si possible, prenez un bain ou une douche dans un délai de deux heures après être rentré. Il sera ainsi plus facile de voir les tiques et de les enlever. Tondez la pelouse régulièrement pour réduire le risque que les tiques s’établissent sur votre terrain. On encourage les Néo-Écossais à profiter des activités de plein air en toute sécurité en apprenant comment éviter les tiques à pattes noires qui peuvent causer la maladie de Lyme. Les tiques à pattes noires se trouvent partout en Nouvelle-Écosse. L’examen des vêtements et de la peau est le moyen le plus important de prévenir la propagation de cette maladie transmise par les tiques. Pour éviter les tiques, prenez les précautions suivantes dans les régions où l’herbe est haute, où il y a des buissons ou en forêt :last_img read more


Appeal Court raps feds for inaction on inmate segregation grants brief stay

Posted On Oct 17 2019 by

first_imgTORONTO — A clearly unhappy Ontario Court of Appeal has granted the federal government another reprieve from an earlier ruling that found parts of its solitary-confinement regime to be unconstitutional.In its judgment on Friday, the province’s top court rejected Ottawa’s request to give it until Nov. 30 to implement a proper review after an inmate has been in segregation for five days.“This is unacceptable,” Chief Justice George Strathy wrote for the Appeal Court. “A remedy to the lack of an independent fifth day review of segregation placement decisions does not require the lengthy extension the (government) is seeking.”Instead, the court “again with great reluctance” gave the government one final extension until June 17 — on condition the fifth-day review was implemented before then.Separately, the federal government is fighting in the Supreme Court of Canada for a stay of an Appeal Court ruling that imposed a hard cap of 15 straight days for inmates in solitary.Michael Rosenberg, a lawyer for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, applauded the latest decision.“This is a strong signal from the highest court in the province that Canada cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the serious harm caused by its continued practice of solitary confinement,” Rosenberg said. “There could not be a clearer message: Canada must implement appropriate safeguards to prevent further abuses.”The case began in 2015 when the civil liberties association challenged parts of the law that allows isolation to protect inmates or others in a penitentiary. The association argued such confinement could cause severe psychological harm and amounted to cruel and unusual punishment.In December 2017, Superior Court Justice Frank Marrocco struck down some provisions. In particular, he took issue with the fact there was no meaningful, independent review within five working days of an inmate landing in solitary.However, Marrocco said banning the practice immediately could have been disruptive and dangerous, so he suspended his ruling for one year to give Parliament a chance to fix the problem.Ten months later, in October last year, the government said it needed more time to allow passage of Bill C-83 to address the issues Marrocco had found.At the time, the Court of Appeal expressed its unhappiness that Ottawa had done nothing to fix the issue.“The submissions by the (attorney general) did not address our concerns,” the court wrote. “The delay was not explained, interim measures to remedy the constitutional breach identified were not proposed, and it was not clear how Bill C-83 would address the problem.”Nevertheless, the Appeal Court gave the government until April 30. This week, the government asked for yet another stay — until Nov. 30 — arguing the legislation was complex.In rejecting the request, the Appeal Court said Ottawa had still done nothing to address Marrocco’s concerns. The government, the court noted, did not even start talking about how to remedy the constitutional defect until more than one year after Marrocco’s decision.“This court remains where we were when the first extension was argued,” the Appeal Court said. “We have virtually nothing to indicate that the constitutional breach identified by the application judge is being or will be addressed in the future.”The court did note the government’s newfound willingness to accept an order to conduct an internally independent fifth-working day review of segregation in the interim.“Clearly, Canada now accepts that an independent fifth day review can be implemented pending passage of Bill C- 83,” the justices said. “Regrettably this was not the case on its first request for an extension in November 2018, and so the breach has been unnecessarily prolonged.”Colin Perkel, The Canadian Presslast_img read more


Jonah Lomu To Live Below The Poverty Line For UNICEF

Posted On Oct 16 2019 by

first_imgFormer All Black Jonah Lomu is teaming up with UNICEF as part of the Live Below The Line campaign.The rugby giant and UNICEF ambassador is planning to raise awareness of poverty by living on only NZ$2.25 a day on food and drink for five days.“Five days of living on $2.25 a day is going to be tough, but that’s what life is like every day for 1.4 billion people around the world,” Lomu said. “Even in our Pacific backyard, up to 40 per cent of children haven’t grown at the right rate because of malnutrition. I want to help lower these numbers.”The Global Poverty Project’s Live Below The Line challenge takes place from September 24 to 28, and aims to help people understand the experience of the 1.4 billion people who live in extreme poverty around the world.1 in 4 households in the Pacific Islands live below the poverty line. And children are especially vulnerable. Every year, around 18,000 children die before they can celebrate their 5th birthday in the Pacific. If their families could afford good food and health care, many of these children would be alive today.To find out how you can join Jonah in the campaign, click here.last_img read more


Brent Butt on recreating the Corner Gas chemistry with animated reboot

Posted On Oct 15 2019 by

first_imgRevivals are taking over television schedules, a trend sure to continue with the smash hit start of “Roseanne.” But can one of Canada’s most popular sitcoms find success revived as an animated series? Butt had dabbled in art and animation as a lad, including a very brief stint in art school at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont. He ran his animated sitcom idea past a friend who knows both comedy and cartoons, Norm Hiscock. The Montreal native worked with Butt on “Corner Gas” between writing and producing stints on “Saturday Night Live,” “Parks & Recreation” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” “Corner Gas Animated” premieres Monday on The Comedy Network. Revivals are taking over television schedules, a trend sure to continue with the smash hit start of “Roseanne.” But can one of Canada’s most popular sitcoms find success revived as an animated series? THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-CTV *MANDATORY CREDIT* Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Encouraged by high ratings from the 2014 spinoff movie, CTV gave Butt and his producing partners a green light to test his ‘toon thesis. Meetings were held with studios in Vancouver and Toronto, with design and animation split between Prairie Pantoons, Moving Mountoons, and Smiley Guy Studios.center_img Advertisement Then again, the Tisdale, Sask., native never dreamed the live-action version of his show would captivate Canadians for six seasons. Viewers can judge for themselves when “Corner Gas Animated” premieres Monday on The Comedy Network. At first, not even writer/producer/star Brent Butt was sure his comedy, which ran on CTV from 2004 to 2009, could make the ‘toon transition. The series is, after all, about small-town locals who hang out at a prairie gas station diner. There’s “not a lot goin’ on,” as the theme song implies. Could anything be less animated? Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more


Students gherao JU VC senior officials

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgKolkata: Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das and senior administrative officials of the university have been gheraoed by a section of students for more than 24 hours with the students demanding immediate closure of the Centre for Disability Studies alleging misappropriation of funds on the part of those involved in running the centre.”The way they are pressing for their demands is inhuman. How can the Centre for Disability Studies be closed overnight. There are so many centres running in the varsity. If the next day, they come up with the demand of closing another centre immediately, can we do that? Even when we have formed a committee to review the activities of all such centres, including the Centre for Disability Studies, they are agitating,” said the Vice-Chancellor of the university Suranjan Das. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaPro Vice-Chancellor Pradip Ghosh, who also could not leave the campus due to the agitation of the students infront of Aurobinda Bhavan, the administrative building of the varsity, said five times in a month students prevent the administrative officials from leaving the campus. “They placed their demand at the executive council meeting on Monday after the domicile issue was settled. We sought some time with a multi-member committee being formed to review activities of all 40 centres under the varsity and also the various schools in the varsity. But they remained adamant,” Ghosh said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to Ghosh, the Centre has been running for many years so the varsity cannot take decisions overnight. He also questioned whether the protest by the students is democratic considering the way they have held senior officials and executive council members on the university campus during the night. Manojit Mandal, co-ordinator of the centre and executive council member, said the project over which a section of students are agitating is translation of an authentic biography of Rabindranath Tagore from Bengali to English. “It has been approved by the university and classes have begun with four students only a week ago. Not an iota of Rs 25 lakh that has been allocated for the project by the state government has been spent. So, how they can allege misappropriation?” Mandal asked. An agitating student Debraj Debnath said the project has nothing to do with disability studies. “We want reconstruction of the centre as the coordinators, including Mandal, are not experts in this respect. An executive council meeting should be convened immediately to discuss on single point agenda of restructuring the centre,” he claimed.last_img read more


Coconut More than just a fruit

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgWhat is that one fruit/vegetable which comes to your mind, when someone utters the word ‘mutli-purpose’? Is it ‘coconut’, because yes it is that fruit which can probably fit in all shoes and solve different purposes.Majorly grown in tropical regions, you can witness its presence almost everywhere, in every house and resort you see. Therefore, it won’t be wrong to say that the lives of people there kind of revolves around coconut. From the food, they eat to the beverages they drink. Household utensils, baskets, cooking oil, furniture, and cosmetics all come from the coconut tree. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainTo put it in simple words, there are as many coconut trees present in that region, which even is not the count of members in a family. Coconut as foodThough there might be many spices or ingredients in a dish that keeps it intact, there are a few which are meant to stand out, and sometimes be the ‘core’ ingredient for a recipe itself. Unlike coriander or salt, which just enhance the taste of our food, there is an ingredient called ‘coconut’, which not only compliments its co-existing elements in a dish if needed, but also can take up the lead role. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardMajorly used in the South region, coconut is known to be the ‘hero’ ingredient of any dish. Let us see what all can we cook, to please our taste buds with coconut: Coconut rice: If you have ever had a trip to the Southern region of India, or you frequently visit a South Indian restaurant, you might have tried this cuisine at least once. Subtle in taste, crunchy in texture – this is the most common dish in South Indian households. Coconut chutney: Often had with Idly and Vada, this is a cuisinyou probably might have not missed by now, but if you have then please eat it right away. Coconut ladoo: Like you eat those yellow big ladoos, coconut replaces besan and motichoor in South India. Being used in prayers, to distribute when sharing good news – this dessert is the most favourite one of people living in that region. Coconut muffins: Just like everyone giving a contemporary twist to old ingredients, even coconut got a makeover when infused in a muffin. Before thinking of how it tastes, just go for it and discover yourself. Coconut curry: As we Indians are very fond of making a curry out of everything, coconut even is no exception. So apart from all the different uses of this fruit, it is also made as a very basic curry served with rice. I am sure it might not taste like rajma or butter chicken, but it is a delicious meal to try. Coconut milk: Not that common in North Indian households, but yes this highly nutritious type of milk also exists.Coconut as water How many times have you been ill, and been asked to drink coconut water? So, it is a very commonly found beverage even on the streets of North India. It has a long list of benefits and a very refreshing taste. People say it is best to fight dehydration. And, apart from its very basic nature, it can also be amalgamated with different things and transformed into a cocktail or mocktail. I am sure such drinks are being served in South Indian bars playing Rajnikanth music, have you been there?Coconut as oil Not only does it taste well when used in food, or gives a refreshing after taste when sipped with straw – experts say that coconut ‘oil’ benefits are healthier than that of mustard oil, and also helps to digest food faster. Among the health and other benefits of the oil, aids you in managing your weight, supports your immune system health, promotes a healthy metabolism, keeps your skin healthy and youthful-looking supports proper functioning of your thyroid gland. Changing food habits have led to many benefit health problems. According to experts, coconut oil can help avoid such complications. Also, coconut oil is beneficial as an immediate source of energy, and is light on the liver as well. It is considered very healthy due to the high fiber and nutritional contents. Also, it has anti-microbial properties, which help prevent indigestion. Helps fight diabetes, manage and balance blood sugar, and is effective for eliminating cravings. Nourishing for the brain improves cognitive function, and stalls or even reverses neurodegenerative diseases in their early stages, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Also, it reduces the risk of heart disease. Apart from the health benefits, coconut oil is also a perfect moisturiser, makeup remover, massage oil, deep hair conditioner, bug repellent, sunscreen, and great for wrinkles and aged skin. For medical purposes, it helps in healing antidote for burns, scrapes, cuts, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.last_img read more


Canadian Parliament Family Lashes Out at Morocco Islam

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgSidi Ifni- Last week, the Canadian Parliament in Quebec has given a family the freedom to express their xeno- and islamophobia during a board meeting. Organized by a committee of the National Assembly in Montreal, this public hearing debated the issue of the Charter of Values in Canada.The Canadian family called on Parliament to give them the right to express their anti-Moroccan racism and islamophobia. During the assembly, the family identified their most ‘despicable’ words: Morocco, customs, Islam, and Muslims.Geneviève Caron said she was taken aback by her visit to a mosque on her trip to Morocco. “We were told to remove our shoes as we were entering a mosque,” Geneviève said. “What do you mean? Why do we need to do this?” she asked.Commenting on the relationship between men and women in Morocco, she said, “Women are separated from men by a curtain.”Her husband Pineault attested that a Moroccan approached him and asked him to uphold the Muslim faith.“There were too many minarets where muezzins chant several times a day, which is highly annoying,” he said.The draft of Quebec’s Charter of Values prohibits all religious symbols for government employees, including the Christian crucifix, Jewish kippah, and Islamic headscarf.The bill, which has divided Quebec society further mandates that providing or receiving state services must also comply.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more


Migiro calls for international cooperation to boost Africas development

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5 November 2007United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today urged all countries to come together in support of development initiatives for Africa. “What is needed most now is to translate the current consensus on meeting the special needs of Africa into concrete and actionable sets of measures which would help transform people’s lives in the short and long term,” she said in an address to the 8th Regional Consultation Meeting of UN Agencies and Organizations working in Africa in support of the African Union and NEPAD, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, a strategic framework for the continent’s renewal adopted in 2001.Appealing for a “positive spirit of inter-agency collaboration and partnership in support of the African Union and NEPAD,” she said all possible resources must be galvanized to support Africa’s development.“When our many assets are brought into an integrated and more effective whole, the United Nations can better support post-conflict reconstruction efforts as well as the efforts of African States to achieve durable peace, sustainable development and human rights for all their people,” Ms. Migiro said. She hailed the meeting’s theme – “Post-conflict reconstruction: UN coordination efforts in Southern Sudan, Burundi and Sierra Leone” – pointing out that rebuilding is key to stability.“To prevent a relapse into conflict, it is crucial that the affected populations experience a real ‘peace dividend,’ that people’s living conditions be improved, that national capacities be strengthened at all levels,” she said.Many African States have made good progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), she said, while cautioning that the continent is not on track to reach the anti-poverty targets, which were adopted at a 2000 summit with a completion date of 2015.“Achieving the Goals requires a strengthened global partnership. It demands shared responsibility, including on the part of the United Nations system,” she said, calling for developed and developing countries alike to make good on their commitments. read more


Ban says elements to end Gaza violence in place voices outrage as

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15 January 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he believed the elements for an end to the violence in Gaza, which has claimed over 1,000 lives and is now in its 20th day, are in place, even as he expressed “outrage” over the latest shelling of United Nations premises in the Strip. “Today, the UN compound in Gaza has been shelled again,” Mr. Ban told a news conference in Tel Aviv with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. “I conveyed my strong protest and outrage to the Defense Minister and to the Foreign Minister, and demanded a full explanation.”Mr. Ban, who also met with Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, arrived in Israel after talks in Egypt and Jordan as part of his diplomatic efforts to secure a ceasefire and bring an end to the crisis which began on 27 December when Israel launched its military offensive with the stated aim of ending Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza.“Defence Minister Barak said to me that it was a grave mistake and that he took it very seriously,” Mr. Ban said. “He assured me that extra attention would be paid to the UN facilities and staff and that this should not be repeated.” Meanwhile, the Secretary-General said he believed from his talks in Egypt that the elements are in place for the violence – which according to Palestinian health ministry officials has claimed over 1,000 lives and wound some 4,500, including large numbers of women and children – to end now. “I hope so. But that depends on the political will of the Israeli Government,” he added in reply to a question, stressing that he hoped the Government would now heed the Security Council call for a ceasefire so that “we do not see any further sacrifices and killings of civilian populations, and we see no more destruction of infrastructure and properties… “The time has come for the violence to stop and for us to change fundamentally the dynamics in Gaza, and to pursue again the peace talks for a two-State solution, which is the only road to lasting security for Israel,” he stated. “We don’t have any more time to lose. We must end civilian suffering now,” Mr. Ban stressed, adding that the UN is working closely with the Israeli authorities to alleviate the crisis as much as possible. He paid a special tribute to all the UN staff who are continuing to carry out their work amid the violence. “I am truly proud of the UN staff braving difficult and dangerous circumstances to help those in need.” He later spoke to the staff in the UN compound in Gaza by video-conference.He also expressed his appreciation for the Israeli Government’s measures to establish a humanitarian operations centre and to provide the necessary humanitarian assistance.The Secretary-General expects to meet tomorrow in Ramallah with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. He is also slated to meet with the leaders of the occupied Palestinian territory, Turkey, Lebanon and Syria during his mission to bring about a diplomatic solution to the current crisis.Meanwhile in New York, the UN General Assembly is holding an emergency session on the Palestinian question with Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro appealing for an end to the Israeli offensive and Hamas rocket attacks against Israel and unrestricted access to Gaza for basic necessities including food, fuel and medical supplies.“We must return to the road to peace, to end the [Israeli] occupation that began in 1967, attain the establishment of a Palestinian State which coexists alongside Israel in peace and security,” she said. Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto said he convened today’s meeting “to place the power and prestige of the General Assembly – the most representative and most democratic component of the United Nations – in motion towards two urgent demands, after which longer-term issues can be considered: an immediate, unconditional ceasefire and immediate unimpeded humanitarian access.“I know that you share my sense of urgency and our collective commitment to make good on our so-far unmet obligations to the occupied people of Gaza,” he told the 192-member body. “We need serious and expeditious diplomacy, not false promises.” read more


Annan mourns death of President Rugova of Kosovo urges continued unity

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United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today mourned the passing of Kosovo’s President, Ibrahim Rugova, and urged that his legacy of peace be sustained in the period ahead.In a statement released by his spokesman, the Secretary General hailed the late politician for having “demonstrated true leadership and advocated a peaceful solution for Kosovo.” He noted that Mr. Rugova passed away at a crucial moment, with final preparations now underway for talks on Kosovo’s future status. “The Secretary General trusts in the maturity of Kosovo’s institutions and believes that the loss of Kosovo’s President will not disrupt this process,” the spokesman said.The Secretary General also called on the Kosovo political leaders to maintain their unity and continue cooperating with his Special Envoy, Mr. Martti Ahtisaari, and his Special Representative, Mr. Soren Jessen-Petersen.In Kosovo, the senior UN envoy and key leaders issued a joint statement. “Together with the people of Kosovo we are united in our grief and sorrow,” Mr. Jessen-Petersen, Assembly Speaker Nexhat Daci, Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi, PDK leader Hashim Thaci, ORA leader Veton Surroi, and Co-ordinator of Status Working Groups Blerim Shala said.“Together with the people we are united in our determination to see Kosovo continue on its path towards a peaceful and prosperous future,” they pledged.In his own personal statement, Mr. Jessen-Petersen said, “The best tribute we can pay to President Rugova and his legacy is to stay united during the coming months. Indeed, this is the moment for all the people and political leaders of Kosovo to pull together and show the maturity and wisdom that would serve Kosovo well now and in the future.”Martti Ahtisaari, the UN Special Envoy for the future status process for Kosovo, issued his own statement praising the late President for his determination to work for a better future. “I expect the momentum generated by President Rugova to be sustained, and that Kosovo’s political leaders assume the responsibility to remain unified and actively support our common efforts to realize Kosovo’s status,” he said. Mr. Ahtisaari reiterated his commitment to leading the status process “to culminate in a political settlement that determines the future status of Kosovo.”In September, officials announced that Mr. Rugova had lung cancer.Mr. Rugova received a majority of votes during elections in late 2001 but only came to office in February of the following year after Kosovo’s Albanian parties reached an accord which paved the way for him to assume the presidency. During his term in office, he survived a number of assassination attempts, including a grenade attack on his home in March 2004 and an explosive offensive against his convoy one year later.The UN has run Kosovo since the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) drove out Yugoslav troops amid grave human rights abuses in fighting between Serbs and Albanians in 1999. read more


Liberals move to freeze wages for Ontario public service executives

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by News Staff Posted Sep 20, 2012 6:55 pm MDT TORONTO – Ontario’s cash-strapped Liberal government moved Thursday to hold the line on salaries for senior public sector executives as a “symbolic” sign of fairness before it legislates a pay freeze for about 1.3 million workers.“You cannot ask a front-line teacher (or) health-care worker to take a freeze when non-bargained employees effectively aren’t,” said Finance Minister Dwight Duncan.“It’s all about being fair and reasonable.”Duncan promised legislation to permanently cap salaries for public sector executives at hospitals, universities, agencies and the civil service at $418,000 _ twice Premier Dalton McGuinty’s pay.However, it won’t cut incomes for the 150 public sector managers who already make more than that amount _ including hydro executives and hospital CEOs _ and will also allow exemptions for jobs such as Chief Nuclear Officer at Ontario Power Generation.The Liberals will freeze the pay for about 8,800 managers in the Ontario civil service, 98 per cent of whom qualified for a performance bonus in 2010.The government cannot say how many people in the broader public sector will be affected by the legislation, or how much it will save by freezing their pay, but says freezing the pay of civil service managers will save about $12 million a year.“Dollar-wise these are modest,” admitted Duncan. “Symbolically they’re important.”The Progressive Conservatives have been demanding a legislated wage freeze for the broader public sector to help eliminate the $13-billion deficit, and said Duncan “missed the mark completely” with his announcement.“We don’t need symbolism in Ontario today,” complained PC finance critic Peter Shurman.“We need to freeze, we need to fix and we need to reduce, and I see no sign of this.”The Tories supported the minority government’s bill imposing a new deal on public school teachers earlier this month, but couldn’t say Thursday if they would vote in favour of Duncan’s proposed new legislation.The salary cap and eliminating managers’ bonuses were first put forward by the New Democrats, who said their original legislation would have been tougher on senior bureaucrats and public sector executives and would have saved more money.“If they’re going to steal our ideas, I wish they’d steal more than just the headline and actually look at the meat of our proposals,” said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.“He’s basically entrenching the bonuses that were received. He’s not getting rid of them.”The Canadian Union of Public Employees said the Liberals are sending “the absolute wrong message” by preparing to freeze worker’s wages instead of raising corporate taxes, especially on the big banks.“This is political double speak. This is unfair and unreasonable,” said CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn.“This is all a set up so they can freeze low paid workers at their wages, and at the end of the day that’s not going to help the economy.”The government warned in last spring’s budget that it would legislate a two-year wage freeze for the broader public sector if workers refused to negotiate zero-increase deals.It already passed legislation _ with help from the Tories _ to impose a contract on public school teachers that allows younger teachers to still get raises but freezes salaries for the majority.The teachers’ bill angered public sector unions, who helped the New Democrats take the Kitchener-Waterloo riding from the Tories in a byelection this month, and in the process prevented the Liberals from getting their majority government.So far the Liberals have not moved to legislate a wage freeze for all public sector workers, saying they need to at first try negotiations so the courts do not strike down the bill whenever it is introduced.The government has criticized recent contracts giving salary increases to staff at some universities and to firefighters in Stratford, and said it will not provide additional funding to pay for them.The Liberals say they need the wage freeze to avoid layoffs and service cuts as they move to eliminate the deficit by 2017-18 and avoid an expensive credit downgrade.Duncan said Thursday the government will not open up existing contracts, but had warned earlier that everyone paid for by the Ontario taxpayers can expect a two-year wage freeze in their next contact if they don’t agree to one now. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Liberals move to freeze wages for Ontario public service executives read more


Patrick Stewart and a 9yearold with a lemonade stand rang the Opening

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first_img EVERYONE THOUGHT THAT Twitter’s founders and CEO would ring the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange this morning to mark the day their company went public.Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Dick Costolo were all present on the trading floor but they didn’t take the spotlight.Instead the bell was rung by a 9-year-old girl with a lemonade stand whose proceeds are used to fight slavery, Vivienne Harr. She was joined by Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart and a Boston police officer.Why? Because Twitter’s executives wanted to show appreciation for the social network’s users.Nice.Additional reporting by Sinéad O’CarrollRead: Facebook moving office to make room for more staff in DublinMeet the Twitter billionaires. (Hint: There’s actually only one.) Meet Ron Fisher, the SoftBank executive who awarded WeWork a $47 billion valuation months before it delayed its $10 billion IPO Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore brownface and a turban during an ‘Arabian Nights’ themed party in 2001 A major whistleblower complaint at the US’s top spy agency involves a Trump phone call with a ‘promise’ to a foreign leader Since right after World War II, the president’s national security adviser has an unparalleled ability to influence events worldwide last_img read more


Aer Lingus crew at Shannon Airport back LRC deal in staffing dispute

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first_imgAER LINGUS CABIN crew at Shannon Airport have voted to accept proposals tabled at the Labour Relations Commission that aim to protect staffing levels on new transatlantic services.Talks between the LRC, trade union IMPACT and management concluded last Friday morning with a deal that will see the new transatlantic services starting with five crew. A joint review would take place in July 2014 to consider whether any changes are needed on crew numbers.The deal was voted on by members over the past couple of days and was today passed by 87.5 per cent to 12.5 per cent.The new new transatlantic services would use smaller planes and this had led to fears for the 87 staff employed at the Shannon base.The union had previously refused Aer Lingus’s proposal that cabin crew operate the flights with four staff members.IMPACT official Michael Landers welcomed the fact that the initial flights would have five cabin crew where possible. “This was one of our key demands. However, cabin crew staff would prefer to work with five cabin crew rather than having the additional financial incentives outlined in these proposals,” he said.As part of the deal, there will be financial incentives for staff working on services with less than five staff, something Landers says is not workable in the long-term“The review that’s been included in these proposals will, I’m sure, show that it is impractical to operate with less than five crew,” he said.Read: ‘Some progress’ in talks on closure of Shannon cabin crew base >Read: Aer Lingus to close Shannon cabin crew base that employs 87 >last_img read more


Weve about 50 clubs back its not positive Leinster clubs voice their

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first_img LEINSTER SENIOR LEAGUE chairman David Moran has called on the FAI to restore the public’s confidence in the organisation after a tumultuous spell.The provincial body issued their clubs with a survey following Wednesday’s Public Accounts Committee hearing where FAI chiefs, including the organisation’s Executive Vice-President John Delaney, were faced with questions regarding the association’s governance and finance.On Tuesday, Sport Ireland withdrew their funding from Irish football over the FAI’s failure to respond to queries submitted in relation to similar matters, while several other sponsors are said to be considering their next moves.Subsequently, the Leinster Senior League has decided to ask their member outfits for a mandate as they seek to have the Sport Ireland funding restored.Speaking to Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1, the league’s chairman, David Moran, said: “We just want to know what the level of confidence is in the FAI. Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO“We sent an email out to every club. Unfortunately it was put out on social media before we could get answers.“We’ve about 50 clubs back [and] it’s not positive for the FAI. [But] we’d like a 100% of our clubs to come back and they’ll mandate us then to take it forward.”Asked for specific feedback details, he added: “Basically, they’re saying they’re not confident after what they’ve seen over the last couple of weeks.“They’re not confident in the direction the FAI Board is taking this.”Mr Moran said clubs in his jurisdiction relied upon the Sport Ireland funding for basic amenities such as dressing rooms and fit-for-purpose equipment, and encouraged the FAI to undertake a process which would ensure the finance remains available.“The clubs that I represent, that’s [Sport Ireland] where they probably get most of their grants.“I don’t know how much it affects the professional game, but it certainly affects the grassroots game all across the country, not just in our league, so it’s very important that we convince Sport Ireland and bring back the confidence in the FAI.“We’ll wait on the clubs to mandate us, but if it means a clear out, it means a clear out.My personal opinion is that we have to change and if that means we need new people coming in [for] governance, finance, then that’s what we have to do.“We need some new, fresh ideas to look at football in the country and basically regain the confidence of the public in Ireland which is what’s needed after the last three weeks.”Moran revealed the Leinster League’s intention to release a statement once all clubs have returned their views — a move which he hopes will receive the support of “the football family”.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 46 Comments Apr 12th 2019, 12:14 PM Short URL Subscribe Friday 12 Apr 2019, 12:14 PM Share42 Tweet Email By Caoimhin Reilly FAI President Donal Conway and John Delaney, former CEO. FAI President Donal Conway and John Delaney, former CEO. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO https://the42.ie/4588937 ‘We’ve about 50 clubs back – it’s not positive’: Leinster clubs voice their concerns over FAI board Leinster Senior League chairman David Moran has called on the FAI to restore the public’s confidence in the organisation. 25,919 Views last_img read more