Islam Slimani scores again as Leicester City beat Porto in Champions League

first_imgLeicester City forgot their domestic struggles to secure a second successive Champions League victory as Islam Slimani tormented a familiar foe by grabbing the only goal in a 1-0 win over Porto on Tuesday. (Tottenham beat CSKA Moscow | Dortmund hold Real Madrid)Leicester sit top of Group G with six points after Slimani headed powerfully home from a Riyad Mahrez cross in the first half for his sixth goal in his last four matches against Porto, having joined Leicester from Sporting Lisbon in August.It was the first time Leicester had tasted Champions League football at home and they came into the game on the back of a 4-1 defeat to Manchester United and a run of poor form in the Premier League, but they looked comfortable throughout against Porto.The visitors, who have one point from their opening two group games, did manage to rattle the post late on through Jesus Corona, but they were unable to exert sufficient pressure as they failed to win for the 17th time in England.”We played with our spirit tonight,” Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri said as his team stayed two points clear of FC Copenhagen at the top of the group.”The last pass wasn’t always there, but Riyad Mahrez made one fantastic pass for Slimani.”Leicester may be Champions League novices but in Slimani, the English side had a player who knew their experienced Portuguese opponents well and had enjoyed remarkable success against them.He was signed from their rivals Sporting having scored freely against Porto in recent meetings and he was causing them trouble soon after kick off at the King Power stadium.advertisementThe Algerian served warning when he headed a Marc Albrighton free kick straight at Porto keeper Iker Casillas after 11 minutes but he was more clinical 14 minutes later.Mahrez controlled a cross-field pass superbly, before shifting the ball out of his feet and curling a perfect cross into the path of Slimani who launched himself in front of the defender to head home.It was his third goal in four games for Leicester, all of which have been headers.Porto, who had looked sprightly in the opening minutes, seemed deflated, although a curling free kick from Miguel Layun that drifted just wide came close to levelling the encounter 10 minutes before halftime.There were few real chances after the break with Mahrez having an early effort pushed wide by Casillas before Porto began to exert some pressure late on as Leicester sat back and sought to hit them on the counter.Despite having a lot of the ball, Porto created little until the 84th minute when a rifled effort from substitute Corona was deflected against the post and away to safety.last_img read more

Leg Injury Down’s USA’s George

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury in a U.S. national team practice game on Aug. 1 in preparation for the FIBA World Cup.George leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter and his leg smashed against the bottom of the backboard stanchion and crumpled. He was then taken out of the arena on a stretcher.George was considered a lock to make the final 12-man U.S. roster for the World Cup that starts later this month in Spain.The defending champion U.S. team had already been weakened by player losses. Forwards Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard, the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, had all pulled out in recent weeks.(W.G. RAMIREZ)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

Ronaldo to Liverpool & the deals that never were

first_imgTransfers Ronaldo-Liverpool, Maradona-Sheffield United & Zidane-Blackburn – the deals that never were Mark Doyle Last updated 1 year ago 00:52 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Ronaldo Maradona Zidane Bobblehead Getty Images/Goal Transfers Neymar Parma Borussia Dortmund Haarlem PSV Feyenoord Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur Blackburn Rovers Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Zinédine Zidane Ronaldinho Gaúcho Robert Lewandowski Zlatan Ibrahimović West Ham United Dynamo Kyiv Boca Juniors Sheffield United St. Mirren PSG Santos Banfield Milan Barcelona Real Madrid Atlético Madrid Liverpool Manchester United Sporting CP Serie A Serie A Bundesliga Bordeaux Juventus Internazionale Independiente Grêmio Ligue 1 Primera División Premier League Opinion After Lokomotiv Moscow revealed they could have signed Neymar in 2008 for €10 million, Goal looks at other failed bids to sign budding superstarslast_img read more

Oregon Releases Statement On Jim Leavitt’s Departure

first_imga wide shot of oregon football's autzen stadiumAutzen Stadium from the south side before the Oregon Ducks against the Washington State Cougars at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon lost to Washington State 55-16. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)The Oregon Ducks made a major staff announcement this week. After plenty of speculation about defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt’s future, the team has decided on his future.On Thursday, the team announced that they had mutually parted ways with Leavitt. In a statement from the team, the school announced that it would be buying out his remaining contract, worth $2.5 million.Originally hired by former Oregon head coach Willie Taggart in 2017, Leavitt was retained by new head coach Mario Cristobal in 2018. In his first year at the helm of the defense, Leavitt improved the defense from 126th the year before to 82nd in 2017.Under his watch, the Ducks saw some defensive improvement in 2018, but still allowed 21 points or more in all but three games.In the statement, Oregon also announced that it would be conducting a “nation-wide search” for the team’s replacement at defensive coordinator.Defensive staff change for @oregonfootball #GoDucks— Rob Moseley (@DuckFootball) February 14, 2019The 62-year-old Leavitt has significant experience in both the college and NFL ranks.He served as a linebackers coach under Jim Harbaugh for the San Francisco 49ers from 2011 to 2014 before being hired by Colorado in 2015.Leavitt has also served as head coach of the South Florida Bulls, leading them to a 95-57 record during his 13 years at the helm and five straight bowl games upon joining the Big East in 2005.last_img read more

Realme 3 vs Redmi Note 7: How these under Rs 10,000 phones compare

first_imgRealme 3 vs Redmi Note 7: How these under Rs 10,000 phones compareOverall, both the Realme 3 and the Redmi Note 7 are great looking smartphones under Rs 10,000 and run on Android Pie-based on ColorOS 6.0 and MIUI 10, respectively. Sneha Saha New DelhiMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 20:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme has launched the Realme 3 in India on Monday for a starting price of Rs 8,999.Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in India last week for a starting price of Rs 9,999.Both the Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7 are beautiful looking phones.Realme has launched the Realme 3 in India on Monday for a starting price of Rs 8,999. With the Realme 3 the Chinese smartphone maker aims to take on the likes of Xiaomi’s newly announced Redmi Note 7. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 in India last week for a starting price of Rs 9,999 which is Rs 1,000 more than the Realme 3. The key highlights of the Realme 3 are its gradient finish, its powerful processor which is Helio P70 and dew drop notch which equips the 13MP selfie camera, dual rear cameras and 4,230mAh battery. One of the best bits is that the Realme 3 comes with Android Pie-based ColorOS 6.0 out-of-the-box.Overall, both the Realme 3 and the Redmi Note 7 are great looking smartphones under Rs 10,000. The Realme 3 comes with gradient finish or in simple words dual tone design, the Redmi Note 7 doesn’t include the gradient design like the Note 7 Pro but comes in eye catchy colours like Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue. The Realme 3 comes in two colours — Radiant Blue, Classic Black and Dynamic Black. Let’s take a quick look at what these two new budget phones offers to the consumers.–The Realme 3 sports a smaller screen than the Redmi Note 7. The Realme 3 features a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520×720) display with 19:9 aspect ratio. While the Redmi Note 7 sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ LTPS display with screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Notably, the Realme 3 uses HD+ panel while the Redmi Note 7 comes with a full HD+ panel.–Both the Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7 are beautiful looking phones. As far as the build quality is concerned both the Realme and Redmi phones are pretty sturdy. The Realme 3 uses plastic for its back panel while the Redmi Note 7 includes Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back panel. On the front the Realme 3 uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3.advertisement–As for the performance we are yet to test the Realme as well as Redmi phone properly but both the phones appear to offer great performance for their price. The Realme 3 is powered by a 2.1GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset while the Redmi Note 7 is powered by 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset. The Redmi Note 7 and the Realme 3 come in two variants — 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. –We are yet to test the cameras of the Redmi Note 7 and the Realme 3 but on paper the back and front cameras of both the phones appear to be pretty impressive for their price. The Realme 3 includes dual cameras on the back including primary 13MP sensor and 2MP secondary sensor. Notably, the primary camera gets a f/1.8 aperture, PDAF and 5P lens, while the secondary camera is for capturing portrait shots. On the front the Realme 3 includes a 13MP f/2.0 camera for selfies. The Redmi Note 7, in comparison, also includes a dual camera system on the rear panel. On the back the Redmi Note 7 includes a primary 12MP sensor and secondary 5MP sensor for capturing depth shots. On the front the Redmi Note 7 includes a 13MP selfie shooter with lots of AI features.–The Realme 3 houses a 4,230mAh battery while the Redmi Note 7 includes a 4,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4. On the software front both the Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7 run Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box based on ColorOS 6.0 and MIUI 10, respectively.–The Realme 3 comes with micro USB support while the Redmi Nte 7 comes with Type-C support. Both the Realme and Redmi phones come with 3.5mm headphone jack.Realme 3 vs Redmi Note 7: Price and availabilityThe Realme 3 will go on sale in India on March 12 on Flipkart while the Redmi Note 7 will be available in the country for the first time on March 6. As for the pricing the Realme 3 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage model has been priced at Rs 8,999 while the 4GB/64GB variant comes for Rs 10,999. In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 3GB RAM/32GB storage comes for Rs 9,999 while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage has been priced at Rs 11,999. The Realme 3 will be available in two colours Radiant Blue, Classic Black, and Dynamic Black, while the Redmi Note 7 will sell in three colours — Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue.ALSO READ | Realme 3 with Helio P70, ColorOS 6, dewdrop display launched starting at Rs 8,999ALSO READ | Realme 3 launched: Key specs, features, India price and everything you need to knowALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 Pro vs Redmi Note 6 Pro: 48MP camera, glass back and everything different in new NoteGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow RedmiFollow RealmeFollow android Nextlast_img read more

Industry Heavyweights Join Forces in Promoting Scrubbers

first_imgzoomScrubbers; Image Courtesy: Wartsila The supporters of exhaust gas cleaning technology (scrubbers) have joined forces to support the uptake of the technology ahead of the 2020 Sulphur Cap.Namely, companies from the cruise and commercial shipping sectors, have created the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020).The founding members of the alliance include including Blystad Group, Cargill, Carnival Corporation, DHT Holdings, Eagle Bulk Shipping, Eastern Pacific Shipping, Frontline, Golden Ocean Group Limited, Grimaldi Group, Hunter Group ASA, Navig8 Group, Okeanis Eco Tankers, Oldendorff Carriers, Safe Bulkers, Spliethoff, Star Bulk Carriers, Torm and Trafigura.As informed, the mission of the alliance is to “provide information and research data to better inform industry, national and international authorities, non-governmental organizations and the public on the environmental performance and benefits of open- and closed-loop Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) and associated air and water emissions.”CSA 2020 believes that scrubbers will make a substantial difference to the ports and ocean environments in which their ships operate and will promote global environmental progress – especially the goal of reducing the health impact from airborne sources, which is at the heart of the 2020 IMO regulation.last_img read more

Sensex ends 196 pts lower on weak global cues

first_imgMumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex fell by 197 points on Monday, tracking weak global cues and unabated foreign fund outflows. Similarly, the NSE gauge Nifty slipped by 95 points. Auto stocks were at the receiving end with investor sentiment taking a hit after the government proposed a hike in registration fees for old and new vehicles and changes in scrappage policy to give a boost to electric vehicles. Among the Sensex constituents, Tata Motors was the biggest loser with 6.52 per cent fall, followed by Vedanta 5.09 per cent, Bajaj Auto 4.99 per cent, Maruti Suzuki 4.26 per cent and Tata Steel 2.65 per cent. Of the 30 stocks of Sensex, 23 ended in the red and only 7 closed in the green. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Among the gainers were ICICI bank, HCL Tech, IndusInd Bank, TCS, Infosys, SBI and Bharti Airtel — gaining as much as 3.32 per cent. The 30-share Sensex ended 196.82 points, or 0.52 per cent, lower at 37,688.28, while the broader NSE Nifty fell 95.10 points, or 0.84 per cent, to settle at 11,189.20. In Asian markets, Shanghai Composite Index, Hang Seng, Nikkei and Kospi closed lower ahead of US-China trade talks.last_img read more

Foreign cyberthreat to Canadian elections increasing spy agency warns

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s electronic spy agency issued a stark warning Friday that online attempts to influence or undermine the country’s electoral process are on the increase — and steps must be taken to counter the efforts.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland calls it a serious threat to Canadian democracy — one the government, the public and the media alike must join forces to combat.The new report, released by the Communications Security Establishment, comes amid questions about Russia’s role in the last U.S. presidential election.While foreign states did not use cyberattacks to try to influence the last federal election in 2015, there are no guarantees they won’t try in 2019, the next time Canadians are scheduled to go to the federal polls, it says.In response, the Liberal government is promising to set aside political bickering and work with other federal parties to protect the electoral system from foreign adversaries and other nefarious actors to deal with “our shared challenge ahead in a very Canadian way,” said Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, the lead minister on the file.Freeland said she’s taken up the issue actively in various international meetings with like-minded allies, but she sidestepped questions about whether she has raised the issue with her Russian counterparts.“It’s an issue which has been discussed quite energetically at the NATO table and also at the G7 table,” Freeland told a conference call Friday.“It’s probably worth pointing out that it’s an issue we have discussed directly with our Latvian allies, because Canada is leading the battle group in Latvia.”Canada’s contribution to the NATO mission in Latvia is part of the alliance’s plan to bolster Europe’s eastern flank to deter Russia, which annexed part of Ukraine three years ago, and has been blamed for cyberattacks in several countries in eastern Europe in recent years.Among the steps announced Friday is to have the CSE, whose mandate includes protecting the country from cyberthreats, brief all federal parties for the first time on the dangers — and how to protect themselves.The electronic spy agency will also work with Elections Canada and its provincial counterparts to shore up their own defences.Freeland said the job of guarding against such interference is one that extends beyond government.“It needs to be a cross-party effort. It needs to be a social effort, a public effort. It’s a job the media need to be very much involved in, too,” she said.“We need to all appreciate that we have a shared interest in standing up for and defending our democracy.”The CSE report, the first of its kind, looked at the threat posed by cyberactivity not only in Canada, but around the world in recent years.It found that there has been an upward trend in such activity over the past five years, and that 13 per cent of elections held around the world this year had been targeted.The nature of the activity runs the gamut, the report says, including efforts to suppress voter turnout, attempts to discredit or blackmail parties and candidates and an overall campaign of disinformation.Canada has not been immune, said CSE chief Greta Bossenmaier, noting that the last federal election saw low-level cyberattacks that were most likely perpetrated by what she called “hacktivists” and cybercriminals.While Bossenmaier said the attacks did not have any impact on the actual electoral process, she expected to see more sophisticated methods employed by such actors the next time around.“We believe multiple hacktivist groups will make such attempts,” she said. “While much of it will likely be low-sophistication, groups will likely study past operations and adopt more sophisticated means.”The bigger question is whether another country will try to influence Canada’s next federal election, as Russia is alleged to have done in the U.S., France and Germany.The CSE report doesn’t name any countries, but it does warn such foreign interference could happen depending on Canada’s foreign and domestic policies, and the positions taken by different federal parties.Part of the reason for emphasizing the need to protect the electoral process — or build resilience, as Bossenmaier described it — is that catching perpetrators is extremely difficult.“There is rarely any timely punishment,” the CSE chief said, “and it’s worth the risk.”That is particularly true when it comes to the spread of disinformation, which has taken on epic proportions with the spread of social media.The government will be working to educate voters and increase awareness of the problem, Gould said, which includes CSE’s report and working with other parties to identify other possible actions.“Today is the first step,” she said. “For the first time in the world, a democracy is informing the public about cyberthreats.”— Follow @leeberthiaume and @mblanchfield on Twitterlast_img read more

UN reaffirms commitment to supporting Afghanled transition to greater stability

Co-chaired by the UN and the Government, the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) oversees implementation of the Afghanistan Compact – a five-year development blueprint launched in January 2006 by the country and its international partners.Today’s session was the first to be held since the Kabul Conference of July, which set out the commitments for action that form part of what is known as the “Kabul process” that will see a transition to greater Afghan responsibility and ownership, in both security and civilian areas.“The Government has set forth an ambitious agenda,” said Staffan de Mistura, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA). “We applaud the collaborative way in which ministries have worked together to identify the top priorities for their country’s future. We now have a concrete roadmap to deliver practical results. The international community is committed to supporting this Afghan-led process.”Detailed action plans have been put in place for the Government’s 22 National Priority Programmes, which will drive the delivery of stability and prosperity across the country. A major step forward has been the establishment of a reporting system to monitor progress and to demonstrate results to the Afghan people and the international community.International partners welcomed the steps taken by the Government since the Kabul Conference and commended the progress made to establish a framework to support the delivery of governance, security and development in Afghanistan. 15 November 2010The United Nations envoy mission in Afghanistan today reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the country in delivering governance, security and development, as the Government and its international partners met to discuss the progress made in recent months. read more

Home Capitals shares fall as new mortgages drop 85

Shares of Canadian lender Home Capital Group fell more than 7 per cent in early trading, a day after the company posted an 85 per cent drop in mortgage originations in the third-quarter from a year ago.The company said total mortgage originations in the quarter was $385 million, compared with $2.54 billion a year earlier.Shares of the company fell as much as 7.7 per cent to $13.26. The stock was among the biggest losers on the Toronto Stock Exchange.“Challenges growing in the loan book may indicate that broker relationships are proving tough to repair, which would cloud our outlook for regaining share in a competitive non-prime origination environment in 2018,” Raymond James analysts wrote in a note.Home Capital said in June it would sell a portfolio of commercial mortgage assets valued at $1.2 billion to trim outstanding debt on a $2 billion emergency facility it agreed with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) in April.The expensive bridge financing provided by HOOPP affected the company’s ability to originate new mortgages since it could not afford to lend money at lower rates than its cost of borrowing.Home Capital said in a statement on Tuesday the process of restoring loan growth had been slower than planned and was the management’s top priority.Up to Tuesday’s close, the lender’s stock had fallen about 54 per cent this year.© Thomson Reuters 2017 read more

Drugstore chain Walgreen reports 16 per cent jump in fiscal 3Q profit

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Drugstore chain Walgreen reports 16 per cent jump in fiscal 3Q profit, but misses estimates Walgreen Co.’s fiscal third quarter earnings jumped 16 per cent compared to last year but the performance still missed Wall Street expectations.Shares of the nation’s largest drugstore chain sank Tuesday almost 6 per cent in premarket trading.The Deerfield, Ill., company reported net income of $624 million, or 65 cents per share, in the quarter that ended in May. That’s up from $537 million, or 62 cents per share, a year ago, when the company had fewer shares outstanding.Revenue rose about 3 per cent to $18.31 billion.Adjusted earnings were 85 cents per share, excluding expenses such as acquisition and legal costs.Analysts forecast earnings of 91 cents per share on $18.4 billion in revenue, according to FactSet.A business split with the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager, Express Scripts Holding Co., hurt Walgreen’s performance in last year’s quarter. The companies had a break of about nine months, and that caused many Walgreen customers to migrate to competitors for their prescriptions, at least temporarily, before resuming business last September.Walgreen said Tuesday its results in this year’s quarter were helped by its acquisition of a stake in European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots, which contributed about 10 cents per share to the U.S. company’s adjusted earnings. Walgreen announced that deal the same day it reported fiscal third quarter earnings last year.Walgreen CEO Greg Wasson also said in a statement that drugstore chain’s revenue from the front end of its stores, or the area outside pharmacy, missed the company’s expectations. He said increasing that will be a near-term priority.Walgreen runs nearly 8,100 drugstores. That’s more than competitors CVS Caremark Corp. and Rite Aid Corp.Its shares dropped $2.85, or 5.9 per cent, to $45.20 in premarket trading Tuesday an hour before the market opening. by The Associated Press Posted Jun 25, 2013 7:59 am MDT read more

Deshaun Thomas takes preseason AllAmerican honor

All eyes are on Ohio State junior forward Deshaun Thomas. Thomas, who elected to stay with the Buckeyes after former OSU forward Jared Sullinger declared for the 2012 NBA Draft, was named a preseason All-American by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Wednesday. A second team All-Big Ten selection and a starter in each of OSU’s 39 games during the 2011-12 season, Thomas averaged 16 points per game on 52 percent shooting. Thomas caught fire in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, leading the Buckeyes in scoring with 19 points per game on their way to the Final Four. His postseason performance prompted some to question whether he’d stay at OSU for his junior season. OSU coach Thad Matta collected information about Thomas’ draft stock from NBA teams. Instead of leaving for the professional ranks, Thomas will remain as one of four upperclassmen on the 2012-13 Buckeyes. Junior guards Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Aaron Craft and senior forward Evan Ravenel will join Thomas as team elders. Jared Sullinger’s father, Satch Sullinger, tweeted about Thomas Wednesday, from his Twitter account, @satchsullinger: “Now DT gets all the opponents attention. Like Tupac; All Eyes On You!!!!” Thomas helped lead last season’s OSU squad to a 31-8 record. The Buckeyes lost their March 31 national semifinal game against Kansas, 64-62, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. OSU is scheduled to open the 2012 season Nov. 9 against Marquette in the Carrier Classic, which will be played on the museum ship the USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. read more

Eight in ten British university lecturers are Leftwing survey finds

first_imgSussex University Oxford University Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Oxford UniversityCredit:Martyn Hayhow Sussex University has been accused of undermining free speechCredit: Christine Boydcenter_img Authors said the imbalance was not down to intelligence, but could be explained by “openness to experience” as “individuals who score highly on that personality trait tend to pursue intellectually stimulating careers like academia”.The authors of the report, titled “Lackademia: Why do academics lean Left?” urge universities to tackle the issue of ideological diversity among their staff, in the same way that they seek to increase gender, class and racial diversity.It warned that “ideological homogeneity” within academia can have a number of  adverse consequences, such as “systematic biases in scholarship; curtailments of free speech on university campuses; and defunding of academic research by right-wing governments”.The report recommended that universities must be alert to double standards, encourage collaboration between right and left wing colleagues, and place a great emphasis on the benefits of ideological heterogeneity. Last month Sussex University was accused of undermining free speech after one of its leading professors held a workshop for academic staff of how to “deal with right-wing attitudes in the classroom”.The event stoked controversy among students and staff, who complained that the institution was revealing its political bias.The workshop, titled “Dealing with right wing attitudes and politics in the classroom” had been advertised on posters around the university.The debacle prompted the university’s vice chancellor to write to all students and staff urging them to “challenge each other in such a way that respects different opinions and voices”. Eight in ten university lecturers are “Left-wing”, a survey has found as it warns of the dangers of “group think” in British institutions.A report by the Adam Smith Institute said that the number of British academics are liberal or Left-wing has been steadily on the rise since the 1960s.“Conservative and Right-wing academics are particularly scarce in the social sciences, the humanities and the arts,” the report found.”Social settings characterised by too little diversity of viewpoints are liable to become afflicted by group think, a dysfunctional atmosphere where key assumptions go unquestioned, dissenting opinions are neutralized, and favoured beliefs are held as sacrosanct.” last_img read more

WWCH 2013 in Serbia – SCHEDULE

serbia 2013WWCH 2013 Group A ( Belgrade)December 7Montenegro , South Korea 14:45France – Congo 17:00Netherlands , Dominican Republic 19:15December 8South Korea , the Netherlands 16:00Congo – Montenegro 18:15Dominican Republic – France 20:3010 DecemberSouth Korea – DR Congo 16:00Montenegro – Dominican Republic 18:15Netherlands – France 20:30December 11Dominican Rep , South Korea 16:00Netherlands – Congo 18:15France and Montenegro 20:3013 DecemberCongo , Dominican Republic 16:15France , South Korea 18:30Montenegro – Netherlands 20:45Group B (NIS)December 6Serbia – Japan 18:00December 7Brazil – Algeria 18:00Denmark – China 20:15December 8China – Brazil 15:45Algeria – Serbia 18:00Japan- Denmark 20:1510 DecemberChina – Japan 15:45Brazil , Serbia 18:00Denmark Algeria 20:1511 DECEMBERBrazil – Japan 15:45Algeria – China 18:00Serbia and Denmark 20:1513 DecemberJapan , Algeria 15:45Serbia – China 18:00Denmark – Brazil 20:15Group C ( Zrenjanin)December 7Angola – Argentina 15:45Poland – Paraguay 18:00Norway – Spain 20:159 DecemberParaguay , Angola 15:45Spain – Poland 18:00Argentina – Norway 20:1510 DecemberPoland – Angola 15:45Spain – Argentina 18:00Norway – Paraguay 20:1512 DECEMBERParaguay – Spain 15:45Poland – Argentina 18:00Angola , Norway 20:1513 DecemberArgentina – Paraguay 15:45Angola – Spain 18:00Norway Poland 20:15Group D ( Novi Sad)December 7Hungary – Czech Republic 14:45Germany – Australia 17:00Romania – Tunisia 19:159 DecemberTunis – Hungary 14:45Czech Republic – Germany 17:00Australia – Romania 19:1510 DecemberCzech Republic Tunisia 14:45Germany – Romania 17:00Hungary – Australia 19:1512 DecemberAustralia – Czech Republic 14:45Germany – Tunisia 17:00Romania – Hungary 19:1513 DecemberTunis – Australia 14:45Hungary – Germany 17:00Romania – Czech Republic 19:15TOP 16 ( Belgrade and Novi Sad ) DECEMBER 15 and 161/4 FINALS ( Belgrade and Novi Sad ) DECEMBER 18SEMIFINALS – December 20FINAL  DAY – DECEMBER 22 ← Previous Story BSV Silkeborg sack coach Claus Uhrenholt Next Story → BM Valladolid to sign Serbian left back Milos Pesic read more

Ever flown through JFK airport This is the moment it got its

first_imgCHRISTMAS EVE, traditionally a time for travelling home to loved ones. Train stations, bus depots, roads and airports hit peak traffic as people try to get on their way.This photograph shows how the death of US president John F Kennedy in November 1963 added a moment of poignancy to the chaos at New York International Airport exactly fifty years ago today.It pictures workmen changing the sign at the Van Wyck expressway entrance to the huge air hub just moments after it had been officially conferred with its new name: John F. Kennedy International Airport.Those travelling through the airport that Christmas Eve fifty years ago would have been the first to pass under the new sign and been reminded of a tumultuous year for the US.To all the Irish diaspora in the US and elsewhere tonight, even if you don’t get to travel home through JFK – or at all – have a safe and happy Christmas.Images: PA Archive JFK would be proud of Ireland’s accomplishments – John Kerry>In photos: JFK visits Ireland in 1963>‘The Kennedys were more than emigrants’ – 50 years on, Wexford remembers JFK>last_img read more

9 telltale signs youve been putting off the cleaning for too long

first_imgALRIGHT, IT’S STILL winter but the days are getting longer – and some days we can almost fool ourselves that it’s spring already.You know what spring means? Spring CLEANING. We’ve all indulged in some lazing around during the darker months – but now it’s time to spring forward and clean up your messy, messy gaff.These are the telltale signs that you’ve let it slide for that little bit too long. The signs that you need to COP ON and do the cleaning.1. You’re down to emergency jocksYou haven’t done a wash in tiiiime. You’re down to those pants you should have thrown away three years ago with the cartoon motif and frayed elastic.“It’s fine,” you reassure yourself as they dig into your hip bones. “This is fine.” Source: blogher2. You’re playing Tetris with bin bagsYou know in your heart you should take out the bins. But… But… You’re not going to. Not right now. If this milk carton fits in the bin, be that one top, squeezed in the side or floating somewhere around the bottom, I don’t need to take it out yet. Source: Fumaga3. You don’t even wanna THINK about the shower drainSo let’s just not think about it. Source: Imgur4. Even you don’t believe the hoover bag excuse any moreYou’ll hoover when you get new bags? You’ll hoover when you’ve picked up the stuff from the floor? And when will that be, 2016? Source: Tsotoforum5. Pizza boxes of shame have accumulatedNot just one round of takeaway. Maybe even two rounds. You’re blaming not cleaning up on a particularly lazy, heavy weekend – but the truth is you could build a fort from those pizza boxes. (And have vaguely considered trying, to distract yourself from the urgent cleaning that needs doing.) Source: Tumblr6. The bottle bank seems light-years awayAeons away. Hmm. Maybe some more wine will help the overwhelming glass bottle recycling pile. Source: WiffleGif7. You’re eating cereal out of a mugAnd you’re rewashing that one fork you’ve been using for everything over and over rather than tackle the Mount Everest of washing-up in the sink. Source: Tumblr8. What looks like a “floordrobe” actually has an organisational structureNo, it’s NOT just a jumbled mass of clothing. It’s a complex filing system that just SO HAPPENS to be spread all over the floor and every available surface. Source: Mamamia9. No one’s allowed come overWhile you’re able to justify all of the above to yourself, you know in your heart of hearts that it’s deeply shameful. No one darkens the door of your house/flat until the mess is sorted. Which will be, um, next week maybe.Yeah, definitely next week.Read: The 5 greatest horrors you must face when cleaning your fridge>Read: 11 kids who may need a hand cleaning up>last_img read more

VIDEO Enda Kenny issues formal State apology to Magdalene survivors

first_imgENDA KENNY broke into tears as he concluded a historic State apology to the victims of the Magdalene Laundries in the Dáil this evening.The apology came two weeks after an inter-departmental committee formally outlined a significant State involvement in the committal of over 10,000 women to the Laundries between the 1920s and 1990s.The full text of the address can be read here; the full audio can be heard here. Full story: Kenny “deeply regrets and apologises unreservedly” to Magdalene women in emotional speechlast_img

Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones

first_img Short URL Day to day costs of commuting in and out of a city centre station, somewhere like Pearse St in Dublin, is significantly more expensive for those members that it would be in other parts of the country that haven’t been designated as rent pressure zones.There are currently 22 rent pressure zones across the country.“It’s a national issue – it’s right across the country, it’s not just Dublin. It affects counties Louth, Meath, Wicklow, Limerick, Cork and Galway,” he said.O’Neill’s division has put forward a motion at the conference demanding that the GRA pursue this allowance. He said it could be a standalone allowance, or in the form of tax relief for members working in those areas who are paying higher rents and also have a higher cost of living.“There is a sense there that despite the upturn in things at the moment, members are still finding it difficult to get by day to day. And this is something that compounds it even further; when they have no choice over where they are sent. The costs put on them can be significantly higher compared to being sent to a remote part of the country.” May 1st 2019, 6:06 AM Wednesday 1 May 2019, 6:05 AM Gardaí want allowance for members stationed in rent pressure zones The GRA said this issue is particularly impacting on new recruits who are on lower incomes. Image: Sam Boal/ GARDAÍ ARE CALLING for a new allowance to be introduced for members who are stationed in or near rent pressure zones.The issue was raised at the Garda Representative Association (GRA) annual conference in Killarney, Co Kerry.Graham O’Neill, who represents members in the Dublin South Central division, said gardaí who are working in high-rent areas are struggling with accommodation and living costs, particularly new recruits who are on a salary of €30,296 when they leave the Garda College.“New recruits leaving Templemore have absolutely no say in where they end up being station. They get told where they’re being sent and it’s up to them then to look for accommodation,” O’Neill said.“At that point not only is it a task whether they decide to live close to where they work or commute that extra distance, but this is about not only the rental cost but the actual cost of working in these areas. Take for example childcare, it’s significantly more expensive in areas that have been designated as a rent pressure zone than it is in other parts of the country.”center_img Image: Sam Boal/ 46 Comments By Michelle Hennessy 13,185 Views Share7 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Viewarea chimney fire causes little damage

first_imgA chimney fire in the View area on Monday morning served as a reminder to all who burn wood.“Keep your chimney clean,” said Fire Chief Sam Arola of Fire District 10.Firefighters quickly put out smoldering timbers around the chimney about 10:25 a.m. at 10503 N.E. 379th St. There was only minor damage.“The fire had huge potential,” Arola said of the house built in 1920. “It was just smoldering smoke.” About a dozen firefighters responded. Arola said he believes the house is rented. The owners are Gerrit and Nellie Vantol of the View area, according to Clark County property records.Fire District 10 in Amboy has two paid staff members and about 35 volunteers, including Arola, the chief said.last_img