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first_imgAway from their families, players of the Indian cricket team on Friday celebrated Diwali at the residence of Gujarat Ranji skipper Pathiv Patel in Ahmedabad.India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, VVS Laxman and others were spotted at Parthiv’s house.Dhoni and Raina were seen bursting fire crackers on the terrace of Parthiv’s house, along with other members of the team.India and New Zealand players are engaged in a Test series.Parthiv has been out of the Indian team for over two years and has been leading the Gujarat Ranji Trophy team where he as a player has performed well, despite the team’s inconsistent performance.Meanwhile, a few Kiwi players and their family members also celebrated the festival of lights at their hotel.Wives and children of the Kiwi players were seen burning sparklers and other fire crackers.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more


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first_imgBrazil’s David Luiz, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, and Oscar practice during a training session at the Estadio Nacional. (AP Photo)Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said it would be “stupid” to think his team would consider playing deliberately for a draw against Cameroon in order to choose its second-round opponent at the World Cup.Scolari dismissed any chance that Brazil would not try to win Monday’s decisive Group A match in Brasilia.”You have to win the match, you have to advance to the next round,” Scolari said. “Some people have been saying that we might consider playing to choose our opponent, but they are either stupid or ill-intentioned. We have to play to advance, not to choose anything. We have to play to win.”Brazil, Mexico and Croatia are still in contention to advance from Group A. Netherlands and Chile are playing to determine No. 1 and No. 2 in Group B – the winners of these groups next play the second-place team in the other.Brazil needs at least a draw against Cameroon to guarantee a berth in the round of 16. A win will likely secure first place in the group, but even a loss could be enough for the hosts to advance depending on the result of the match between Mexico and Croatia, which will be played at the same time in Recife.Netherlands and Chile play in Sao Paulo before Brazil’s match on Monday. Both teams have already qualified for the next round and a draw will secure the Dutch in first place. The Netherlands eliminated Brazil in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.advertisementScolari dismissed any nation of the possibility of match fixing in Monday’s match because Cameroon is already eliminated.He said even the suggestion of “match manipulation” was “disrespectful to Cameroon, not only to us.”Brazil, the only team to play in all 20 World Cups, has advanced to the second round in every tournament since 1970. This is one of the few times that the five-time champions haven’t reached the last group match with a spot in the round of 16 virtually secured.”If we had beaten Mexico we would be a lot less anxious ahead of this match,” Scolari said. “But we know that we can advance with two of the three results.”Brazil opened with a 3-1 win over Croatia before being held to a 0-0 draw by Mexico. Cameroon began the tournament with a 1-0 loss to Mexico and then fell 4-0 to Croatia.Cameroon is already certain to start without its captain and most experienced player, Samuel Eto’o, who has a right knee injury.Scolari said Brazil will play with the same lineup he used in the opening win against Croatia, with Hulk in attack. The striker missed the match against Mexico after a left leg muscle injury.”We could change a few things if we had already advanced,” Scolari said. “But now we have to use what we think is our best team. We have to do everything possible to advance.”Brazil will be playing its 100th World Cup match on Monday, becoming the second team to reach the milestone, after Germany.last_img read more


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first_img8th Race: The Glensanda Plate 1000 Metres8th Race: The Glensanda Plate 1000 Metres MARCUS AURELIUS(Mr Niraj Tyagi and Mr Vikas Sachdeva rep. Blazing Saddles (PF)s)54.50 G. Amit first DRAGON OF WAR 54.00 H. Zeeshan second BARYSHNIKOV 58.50 Santosh G.third FORWARD THRUST 53.00 S. Zervan fourth Not Run: NIL Favourities: FLAMBOYANT FLAME Won By: 2 1/2 L, 2 1/4 L, LNK Time: 0 minute 58.98 seconds Tote: Rs 57 for win, Rs 18, Rs 21 and Rs 21 for places Forecast: Rs 144 Shp: Rs 56 Quinella: Rs 154 Tanala: 70 per cent: Rs 586 on 32 tickets 30 per cent: Rs 287 on 28 tickets (More) PTI COR SDM JMF NP PMlast_img


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first_imgNew Zealand’s Test newcomers shone on debut, with Colin de Grandhomme taking 6/41 and opener Jeet Raval making an unbeaten 55 on Friday as the hosts took the upper hand on day two of the first Test against Pakistan. (Scorecard)After day one was lost to rain, Pakistan was sent in to bat on a seamer-friendly wicket and was bowled out for just 133 in its first innings, with New Zealand 104/3 in reply at Hagley Oval.De Grandhomme, a 30-year-old Zimbabwe-born allrounder who had only one five-wicket bag in 84 first class matches before Friday, set the tone of the second day as he returned the best-ever figures by a New Zealander on Test debut.His fellow debutant, Auckland opening batsman Jeet Raval, held three catches during the Pakistan innings then shared a unbroken 64-run partnership with Henry Nicholls (29 not out) which steered New Zealand into a position of strength.In conditions ideal for swing and seam bowling, New Zealand seemed to have squandered the advantage of winning the toss as Pakistan’s openers negotiated the first hour without difficulty.But de Grandhomme’s arrival changed the course of the Pakistan innings. He claimed his first wicket with only his 15th ball and took a series of scalps that included some of the world’s best batsman, among them Younis Khan (2).”It was important to bowl first, especially on a wicket which has been covered for a couple of days,” de Grandhomme said. “My plan was just to hit my areas and be confident in doing it and that’s what I did more often and it worked in the end.”advertisementDe Grandhomme bowls right arm medium pace well below the speed of New Zealand’s new ball pair of Tim Southee and Trent Boult, but thrived thanks to the precision of his line and an ability to use his height to create unexpected bounce.He snared several of his victims by encouraging them to drive at swinging deliveries, capturing three wickets in that manner in his first seven overs.Pakistan slipped from 53/1 to 56/4, and after a momentary steadying, the tourists lost their last six wickets for 45 runs.Southee contributed 2/20 from 19 overs and Trent Boult took 2/39, including the wicket of Pakistan captain Misbah/ul/Haq who batted 161 minutes for 31 in his team’s only protracted act of resistance.Raval then played a key role in holding together the top order as much more experienced players failed at the other end.Mohammad Amir trapped Tom Latham (1) lbw, with the decision confirmed by review; Kane Williamson (4) edged a Sohail Khan delivery to Sami Aslam at first slip, and Ross Taylor (11) gloved a Rahat Ali delivery down leg side, producing a fine diving catch by wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.At 3/40, the match was evenly poised before Raval and Nicholls produced an important stand.last_img read more


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first_imgIn a must-win game against India for Bangladesh to inch closer towards the semi-final spot, bowling coach Courtney Walsh said that the team will play according to the pitch condition at Edgbaston.”I think it’s on the day what the surface has to hold and how well we react on the day,” International Cricket Council quoted Courtney Walsh as saying.Bangladesh are currently at the seventh position of the teams standing with seven points. With two games remaining, they will play against India and Pakistan respectively.Walsh stated that Bangladesh will analyse the situation during the match and if there will be any help for the spin bowlers, then they will introduce spinners early to take a wicket. Although in the initial overs he wants seamers to swing the ball and give early breakthrough.”We have to assess what’s going to happen here in Birmingham. If the wicket’s going to turn then it’s best for us to have a spinner bowling earlier as well trying to get an early wicket. But obviously with the new ball if there is going to be any swing or movement, we would want the seamers to use it as well,” Walsh said.Walsh further added that he is preparing his every bowler to bowl with the new ball so he has many options available for the first powerplay. Bangladesh have skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, and Rubel Hussain in their bowling attack.”We are just trying to get everybody ready; saying anybody could bowl with the new ball. We have got three seamers playing now and Rubel Hossain played in one of the games before. So, any of those guys could bowl with the new ball because we are trying to get them ready for that,” Walsh added.advertisementBangladesh will play against India on July 2 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan supported India for the first time since partition, says Shoaib AkhtarAlso Read | Sportsmanship of few champions got tested, they failed badly: Waqar Younis slams Team IndiaAlso Seelast_img read more


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first_imgA new provincial policy will make it easier for Nova Scotia groups seeking government involvement in hosting or supporting major events. A new event hosting policy approved on Wednesday, June 29, allows the province to make decisions, more quickly and transparently, about which major events to be involved in. Groups expected to benefit are those involved in sports, culture, tourism, and community development, as well as municipalities. “Hosting major events brings with it a myriad of benefits, from economic growth to healthy living to community and social development,” said Rodney MacDonald, Minister of Health Promotion and Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “Major sporting events, for example, can encourage more physical activity among youth.” Mr. MacDonald said the new policy means that government can more strategically and effectively make decisions on the many requests that it receives each year. With the new policy, the provincial benefits of an event will be more easily assessed. Previously, events were assessed on a case-by-case basis. The streamlined policy will ensure that bids make the best use of government’s resources and that a clear and transparent approach to hosting and supporting major events in the province will be followed. The policy will enable the province to be an effective partner with other sectors in a bidding process, such as municipalities. “This new policy means that we will maximize the return that events can bring to our province. We will be able to spend our time and resources considering events that are suitable for our support,” said Economic Development Minister Ernest Fage. The policy may soon be put into action as groups in Nova Scotia are debating whether to bid on the Commonwealth Games. “The policy has come in perfect time,” said Mr. MacDonald. “Nova Scotians can be assured that we’ll take their best interest and the best interest of the future of our province into consideration as we participate in these discussions with our partners.” Before being finalized, the policy was shared with leaders in the tourism, business and sports communities, as well as municipalities. The policy will be applied when the province is approached by a group considering a bidding or hosting opportunity. Groups seeking event support can view the policy online at www.gov.ns.ca/ohplast_img read more


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first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Washington Tuesday to further strengthen the ties between Canada and the U.S. just as a new poll suggests Canadians don’t want this country heading down the same path as its southern neighbour.But the results of the Ekos-Canadian Press survey don’t necessarily mean Canadians’ points of view are completely at odds with those who voted U.S. President Donald Trump into office, said Ekos president Frank Graves.Ekos and the Canadian Press surveyed 4,839 Canadians via telephone between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1 as part of an ongoing effort to understand whether the same drivers exist in Canada as those behind populist movements supporting a more isolationist viewpoint around the world.The results suggest Canada favours a more open approach — 60 per cent of those asked don’t want a “Canada First” foreign policy that mirrors the “America First” rallying cry that put Trump in office. Eighty per cent of those surveyed also disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job, and 52 per cent want to see Canada become less like the U.S.“Canada is clearly pivoting open, you can make the case with some of the data on that,” said Graves.“But if you look at more of the data, I’m not so sure. It’s not that clear.”The data also suggests 22 per cent of those surveyed think Canada ought to become more isolated, a marked increase after years of the number remaining relatively flat.Also, among those surveyed 37 per cent think Canada’s immigration policy admits too many visible minorities. Twenty-nine per cent said they’ve experienced an incident of racism in the last month, and 33 per cent said they believe racism is becoming more common.Ekos conducted the survey between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1, and the survey of the entire sample has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.4 percentage points 19 times out of 20.Different sample sizes were polled for each question to increase the number of questions researchers were able to ask.Ekos has been tracking attitudes towards visible minority immigration for 25 years because it serves as a way to test levels of racial intolerance in Canada, said Graves.The question of whether it is too high was put to 1,154 people during the recent survey, and the margin of error for those findings was 2.9 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.Forty-two per cent believe the right amount are being let in and 15 per cent say too few.Graves said the incidence of those believing it’s too high peaked before the last federal election and seems to be on the decline. It’s still lower than it was in the 1990s, he said.The survey also probed for people’s perceptions of their economic future, and the results suggest Canadians are pretty pessimistic about the way things are going, despite economic indicators to the contrary.That, coupled with the responses on how open this country ought to be, suggests the door can’t be closed on the argument that the same economic and social frustration that’s fuelled populism elsewhere doesn’t exist here, Graves said.“There’s clearly a significant portion of Canada that’s not going to be convinced by the whole notion that an open welcoming Canada is the right answer to the problems that they see in their lives and the country.”What that might mean for Canada’s political landscape remains to be seen. Sixty-four per cent of those who say Canada is letting in too many visible minorities identify as Conservative supporters; 62 per cent of those who think the number is just right are Liberal.But Graves noted that studies done in the U.S. before and after that election revealed that people who were exhibiting racial intolerance and who voted for Trump said they would have voted Democrat if that party had put forward a more progressive platform.Maintaining support for immigration ranks high on the Liberals’ list of priorities; in the coming weeks, they’re poised to unveil how many newcomers Canada will admit in 2018.The Liberals are keen on immigration to foster economic growth, but complicating the issue is the ongoing arrival of asylum seekers at the border prompting criticism the government has lost control of the system.In Britain, a survey after the surprising yes vote in a referendum on leaving the EU found that nearly 73 per cent of those who voted to leave were worried about immigration levels being too high.The Ekos survey found 41 per cent feel too many immigrants are currently being let in overall.last_img read more


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first_imgOTTAWA – Gun-control activists implored Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday to not let the pro-gun lobby slow down his government’s efforts to introduce firearm legislation.Serge St-Arneault, who lost his sister during the Ecole polytechnique massacre in 1989, asked Trudeau to keep his party’s campaign promise.“I know the gun lobby is strong and noisy,” he said, standing with eight other gun-control activists in Ottawa.“But your party…was elected with a majority due to, among other things, your promise to reverse the damage caused by the Harper government.”Trudeau promised firearm-tracing regulations that would help police better trace guns used in crimes.The campaign pledge was not popular with the firearm community, which has long opposed the rules and “continues to advocate against their coming into force,” according to an internal note to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, obtained by The Canadian Press last spring.Heidi Rathjen, co-ordinator of an organization comprised of survivors of the Polytechnique massacre and members of victims’ families, criticized the government’s working group on firearms.“The new committee … has had only two meetings — one in March and one in May,” she said. “When the minister (Goodale) was asked when the gun control bill would be tabled, one of his responses was the committee was ‘hard at work.’”Rathjen said the delays are due to the “objections of firearm owners.”Her group, called PolySeSouvient, has recently found new allies: members of Quebec’s Muslim community who are still in shock over the shooting deaths of six men in a Quebec City mosque last January.“I lived this event, I saw the destructive force of these firearms,” said Nizar Ghali, who survived the attack and who was among the activists in Ottawa.“I saw my brothers fall and die in a pool of their own blood. What are you waiting for to act?”A spokesperson for Goodale released a statement to say, “in the near future, we will introduce a host of legislative measures in harmony with what was in our electoral program.”The statement also said the Liberal party has no intention of creating another long-gun registry, which was destroyed by the Harper government.last_img read more


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DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.62 billion.On a per-share basis, the Deerfield, Illinois-based company said it had profit of $2.83.The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $3.12 per share.The construction equipment company posted revenue of $14.43 billion in the period, also missing Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $14.52 billion.Caterpillar expects full-year earnings in the range of $11.75 to $12.75 per share.Caterpillar shares have climbed almost 9% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen 20%. The stock has climbed slightly more than 1% in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on CAT at https://www.zacks.com/ap/CATThe Associated Press read more


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Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) brings the back up the floor during a game against Wisconsin on March 8 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 72-48.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorD’Angelo Russell wore the No. 11 on his jersey up until high school.Then Russell, now a freshman at Ohio State, switched to No. 3, he said. But when he got to Columbus, No. 3 was taken by senior guard Shannon Scott and No. 11 was retired. After fellow freshman Jae’Sean Tate chose No. 1, Russell settled on the number that most closely resembles OSU’s block “O” logo on his jersey.The Louisville, Ky., native said he’s not really sure why he chose zero, but threw out one idea with a smile on his face.“Zero people can guard me, that’s probably what it was,” Russell said Wednesday.Jokes aside, Russell has proved to be a difficult matchup for many of the Buckeyes’ opponents throughout his first collegiate season. The Big Ten Freshman of the Year averaged 19.2 points per game during the regular season, including 20.3 points per game in Big Ten play.Those numbers put him a full nine points ahead of senior forward Sam Thompson, who finished second on the team in scoring. Russell also led the team with 5.6 rebounds per game for the entire season, and finished first in conference play with 5.1 assists per game.Russell said he recognizes his ability to take over games, but added that success going forward will have to be a team effort.“It’s all about timing and shots falling and just being aggressive every possession I get,” he said. “And just coming together as a team when adversity hits, and whenever it sets in, we just gotta be stronger and everything’s gonna happen from there.”Coming off a 72-48 loss to Wisconsin in Sunday’s regular-season finale, Russell and the Buckeyes’ next step is set to be in the Big Ten Tournament. OSU is scheduled to take on Minnesota on Thursday night in Chicago.After the Buckeyes’ Big Ten run comes to an end, they’ll find out their NCAA Tournament fate Sunday night.While he’s been one of the key reasons OSU has won 22 games, Russell shook off comparisons to former University of Connecticut tournament heroes Shabazz Napier and Kemba Walker when it comes to his plans for his first collegiate postseason.“I wouldn’t say (a) Shabazz or Kemba type thing, but I would definitely do a D’Angelo Russell approach and do whatever I got to do to lead this team,” Russell said. “If it’s scoring, rebounding, whatever coach needs me to do, I’m willing and I just want to win, and I know the guys that I got around me and the coaching staff want the same thing.”OSU coach Thad Matta said he’d be willing to “swear to” Russell’s drive to win games, not to put up individual statistics.“D’Angelo would probably rather average 15 points, eight assists and six rebounds and win than score 25 points and that sort of thing,” Matta said Wednesday. “That’s kind of his mentality, he doesn’t take to losing easy.”Matta added that Russell spends “a lot of time” discussing exactly what the coaches need the team to do to win games.“Just saying, ‘Hey, what do we gotta do since Sunday, what do you want me to do? How can I get these guys? Let’s do whatever we need to do,’” Matta said. “You know that kid cares.”Matta acknowledged that Russell’s success amid the team’s times of struggle have led to extra pressure on the freshman.“I think we’ve put so much pressure on him, we’ve gotta get these other guys playing,” he said. “D’Angelo didn’t play well Sunday, he’ll be the first to tell you that.”Russell, who scored 17 points but made just 1-of-7 3-point attempts in the loss to Wisconsin, said the team as a whole has to find a way to put that loss behind it.“I think we’re all on the same page and we know that that was a tough loss,” he said. “But like I said, it can trigger anything with success and just playing well for the tournament and then the NCAA Tournament and so forth.”While the Buckeyes’ season will end whenever their postseason run concludes, Russell will be faced with a decision as to whether he wants to do it again. Projected as a top-five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Russell said his focus hasn’t strayed from the task facing OSU in the postseason, beginning with Thursday night’s matchup.“It’s not on my mind,” he said. “Not really preparing for any of that right now, just trying to get the most wins we can and be as successful as we can.” read more


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first_imgThe tourism sector has emerged as the major pylon of economic growth and stability for Greece, a fact which will be confirmed with the signing of a protocol of cooperation between Greece and Turkey as it was underlined this week during the 8th Greece-Turkey Forum on Tourism. Addressing the forum, Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos pointed out that target markets for the two countries should include India, China, Japan and North America. Yeroulanos focused on the obstacles the two countries need to overcome during his speech, naming the simplification of visa issuance procedures as one of them. He also referred to the importance of joint travel packages offered by Greece and Turkey which will feature common tourism products, such as familiarisation trips and promotion programs. Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Minister, Ertugrul Gunay, praised the atmosphere existing between the two countries and underlined that the Aegean can serve as a “life vest” amid the economic crisis. He also said joint participation of the two countries in international tourism exhibitions in shared pavilions is a very important move, one aimed at attracting specialised markets. Regarding the spectrum of bilateral cooperation, the Turkish minister stressed that it ranges from attracting investments to developing sea cruise and religious tourism, suggesting that a forum should be held at least every two years. Source: Athens News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


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first_imgInter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti has revealed that Mauro Icardi has “manifested his desire” to remain at the club for next seasonThe Argentine’s impressive performances for the Nerazzurri over the years has gained him many admirers with both Juventus and Real Madrid believed to be among them.Despite Inter having secured their return to the Champions League for next term, Icardi has been strongly linked with a departure this summer to a European giant.The 25-year-old has a reported release clause of €110m in his current deal at Inter.But Zanetti is unconcerned over the speculation over his compatriot’s future and is certain that he wishes to remain at the San Siro.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“It’s disappointing he’s not going to the World Cup, as he has proved he fits in with the Argentina squad,” said Zanetti, according to Goal.“When you have a champion like him in the team, it’s only normal to receive many offers, but Mauro is the captain and a reference point for Inter.“We are happy to have him here and he is happy to be with us. We are not worried by transfer speculation, because he manifested his desire to remain and we in the Champions League, so wish to continue together.“Every time he steps on to the field, he shows how much he cares about Inter.”Icardi scored for Inter in their final day 3-2 victory against rivals Lazio to leapfrog them into fourth place and the final Champions League spot in the Serie A.last_img read more



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first_img Updated: 9:23 AM December 14, 2017 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSANTEE (KUSI) — The Santee Park & Recreation Committee (SPARC) gathered Thursday to consider recommendations on a smoke-free parks ordinance.SPARC will consider a smoke-free ordinance recommending smoke-free parks and open spaces to the Santee City Council. This could be the first step in creating smoke-free parks in Santee.Santee is the last city in the county to allow smoking in public parks, but local youth and park enthusiasts along with public health advocates have documented the impact of tobacco-related litter and the nuisance associated with tobacco use in all nine Santee Parks.A 2017 survey conducted in Santee indicates overwhelming support for smoke-free outdoor spaces and public parks.91 percent of people surveyed agree smoke-free parks are healthier for everyone6 percent of people surveyed support the current practice of allowing unrestricted smoking throughout Santee parks.Survey respondents agree that secondhand smoke is a nuisance and produces unhealthy air for children playing (91 percent), people eating (86 percent) and exercising such as walking, jogging, bike riding (86 percent).Years of research has provided evidence exposure to secondhand smoke is harmful to health. Smoke-free parks protect the health and quality of life of residents and visitors.Children exposed to secondhand smoke/vape are more likely to suffer from colds, ear infections, bronchitis and pneumonia.Secondhand smoke is especially dangerous to children AND adults with asthma or other chronic illness because it makes their condition worse and triggers asthma attacks.Secondhand smoke has been identified as a Toxic Air Contaminant by the California Air ResourceThis puts secondhand smoke in the same category as diesel exhaust, arsenic, and benzene.  Santee Park & Recreation Committee to consider ordinance to make public parks smoke-free , center_img Posted: December 14, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Vape is not simply water vapor. E-cigarettes have at least 10 toxic chemicals known to cause cancer and reproductive harm.Smoke-free parks help guard children and adults from secondhand tobacco exposure and harm.This information was provided by the California Department of Public Health.last_img read more


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first_imgThe state Department of Ecology and the Port of Ridgefield are mulling an interim cleanup plan for part of the polluted Pacific Wood Treating site.Public comment on the latest plan will be accepted through Thursday.State regulators are considering an interim cleanup plan that would excavate hot spots of polluted soil, down to industrial-standard cleanup levels, then cap those areas with a geotech-style membrane below a minimum of 2 feet of clean fill imported from the Ridgefield interchange project on Interstate 5. The idea is to block rainwater from filtering down and potentially causing the pollution to migrate with groundwater.“When you cap it, you remove one of the primary methods for migration,” said Craig Rankine, site manager for the Department of Ecology.The 41-acre site operated as a wood-treating company from 1963 to 1993, soaking the ground with cancer-causing pollutants. The company went bankrupt in 1993. The port is continuing the cleanup, which it expects will cost taxpayers between $68 million and $70 million by the time it’s complete.Contaminants that will be addressed in the cleanup include dioxins and furans, arsenic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.The full interim cleanup plan is available for review at the Ridgefield Library, 210 N. Main Ave., or online at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/tcp/sites/pacWoodTreat/pacWoodTreat_hp.html. Comments should be directed to Rankine at 360-690-4795 or Craig.Rankine@ecy.wa.gov, or mailed to 2108 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661.last_img read more


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first_img 18 Photos Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Comments Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Huawei’s sold millions of phones like the P30, but it tempered expectations that it’ll overtake Samsung to become the world’s biggest vendor in 2019. Angela Lang/CNET Huawei is reportedly giving itself more time to overtake Samsung as the world’s biggest phone-seller.The scandal-scarred Chinese company took the No. 2 spot from Apple in the second quarter of 2018, and CEO Richard Yu previously said it aimed to become the world’s largest phone vendor by the end of 2019.Its chief strategy officer revised that goal in a speech Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia, according to Reuters.”We would have become the largest in the fourth quarter [of this year] but now we feel that this process may take longer,” Shao Yang said in Shanghai. 9 1:28 Now playing: Watch this: Tags Huawei scales back production, AI destroys humans (again) Share your voice Huawei’s P30 looks like fantastic forbidden fruit Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it • reading • Huawei says it’ll need more time to become world’s biggest phone seller Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See All Phones He noted that Huawei is selling 500,000 to 600,000 smartphones a day. The company is likely tempering expectations for 2019 after President Donald Trump in May signed an executive order effectively banning Huawei from US communications networks, due to national security concerns about Huawei’s close relationship with the Chinese government. The US also urged its allies not to do business with Huawei despite the company’s consistent denials that its products are used for spying. Last week, its chairman said that Huawei is willing to sign a “no spy agreement” with the US.Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.First published at 4:48 a.m. PT.Updated at 5:35 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Apple Huawei Samsung Apple Donald Trumplast_img read more


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first_imgSuryapet: Two contractors of Mission Bhagiratha with their family members demanding payment of pending dues threatened to commit suicide before the Mission Bhagiratha Office in Suryapet town on Tuesday.According to victim contractors Anand Rao and Shankar, they took sub-contract from GVPR Company and constructed two water tanks of capacity 40,000 kilolitres with an estimated cost of Rs 1.40 crore at Kusumavarigudem of Penpahad mandal in the district. Also Read – Call to sensitize SC, ST laws in Hanamkonda Advertise With Us They got Rs 80 lakh from the main contractors and were making rounds to GVPR Company and Mission Bhagiratha Office in Suryapet for payment of due amount of Rs 46 lakh. However, nothing has been done in this regard. Alleging that Mission Bhagiratha Deputy Engineer Suresh by colluding with GVPR Company has been harassing them by not recording works taken up by them, the contractors long with their family members threatened to kill themselves by dousing in petrol. However, police, who were at the spot, foiled their attempt and presented them before the officials of Mission Bhagiratha office for resolving the issue in an amicable way.last_img read more


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first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Samsung Electronics Co Ltd aims to use its $56 billion cash pile to fund growth including acquisitions, the tech giant’s investor relations chief said, even as more shareholders clamor for bigger dividends.While the South Korean company’s profit declined in 2014 for the first time in three years as its lead in smartphones was challenged by Apple Inc, investors were cheered by a 40 percent dividend boost and its first share buyback since 2007.But Robert Yi, Samsung’s head of investor relations, signaled that shareholders should not expect the same in 2015 as the company keeps its focus on growth.”Dividends and other forms of shareholder returns are responsibilities that the company has for shareholders, so we will make efforts to meet them. But our primary objective is growth and that is what we are communicating to our shareholders,” Yi told Reuters in an interview.Samsung has become an increasingly active shopper, striking 10 deals in two years. Even so, its purchases have been small, prompting calls from some investors for bigger deals to revive growth momentum.”We are primarily focused on M&A deals for companies that would be good fits to Samsung’s current businesses, and we believe that know-how and experience accrued from such transactions will make bigger M&A deals possible going forward,” Yi said.Samsung Electronics held cash of 61.8 trillion won ($56.14 billion) at the end of 2014.Yi said more value fund managers had bought Samsung shares over the past year as its share price and earnings declined.”Their main interest is to increase long-term value through shareholder returns policies, so they have been calling for more dividends and share buybacks,” he said.Yi declined to comment specifically on plans for buybacks or dividends. A person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Feb. 10 that Samsung would probably pay out less this year than in 2014.South Korean companies are notoriously parsimonious when it comes to dividends. Seoul-listed shares tend to trade at discounts to peers.Yi said Samsung planned to strengthen shareholder outreach, making top management more available to institutional investors and holding more public events.It also wanted to boost investment by foreign retail investors to help build consumer loyalty. Samsung, which does not have American Depositary Receipts, in 2013 arranged a program with Bank of America Merrill Lynch that allows U.S. retail investors to invest directly in its shares. Samsung declined to comment on how many investors acquired its stock through the program.Samsung shares fell to multi-year lows in October but have recovered and were up 3.8 percent in 2015 based on Tuesday’s closing level.($1 = 1,100.8700 won)(Editing by Tony Munroe and Stephen Coates) 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. February 17, 2015last_img read more


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first_img Related Content Axxent controller News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more January 3, 2011 — iCAD Inc., a provider of advanced image analysis and workflow solutions for the early identification of cancer, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Xoft Inc., developer of the Axxent eBx electronic brachytherapy system.“The acquisition of Xoft will transform iCAD from a company focused on image analysis for the early detection of cancers to a broader player in the oncology market. We believe that early detection in combination with earlier targeted intervention will provide patients and care providers with the best tools available to achieve better clinical outcomes,” said Ken Ferry, president and CEO of iCAD. 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In addition, there can be no assurance that the transaction will occur by the end of 2010, or at all  and other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The words “believe”, “demonstrate”, “intend”, “expect”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “likely”, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on those forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made. The Company is under no obligation to provide any updates to any information contained in this release. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). 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