Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission announces job vacancies for various posts

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has invited applications for Chief Fire Officer, Assistant Statistical Officer, Engineers and other positions.VacanciesName of the posts:Chief Fire Officer – 11 PostsAssistant Statistical Officer – 58 PostsVetting Officer – 2 PostsSports Officer – 2 PostsDeputy Sports Officer – 10 PostsAssistant Coach – 5 PostsLecturer Physics – 1 PostResearch Officer (Statistics) – 5 PostsAssistant Statistical Officer – 92 PostsEngineers – 7 PostsProfessor Prasuti Awam Stri Rog – 1 PostProfessor Repertory – 4 PostsRegistrar – 3 PostsEligibilityAge Limit: Candidates are required to check the official notification for post-wise age limit details.Educational Qualification: Candidates are required to check the official notification for post-wise age educational qualification details.Selection Procedure: An interview would be conducted to shortlist candidates.How to applyA. Application Fee: Rs 95 for general candidate category and Rs 55 for SC/ST categoryB. Interested candidates can visit the official and apply online.C. Important Dates: Last date for applying online is October 30, 2014.last_img read more

Made in India: ISRO to launch indigenous version of space shuttle

first_imgFor the very first time in its history, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is actually growing wings as it embarks this month on a never before space flight that would make history.The Indian space agency is all set to undertake the maiden launch of its very own indigenous version of a ‘space shuttle’, a fully made-in-India effort.On Sunday, a sleek winged body almost the weight and size of a sports utility vehicle (SUV) was given final touches at Sriharikota awaiting the final countdown. Yes, the big powers abandoned the idea of a winged reusable launch vehicle but India’s frugal engineers believe the solution to reducing cost of launching satellites into orbit is to recycle the rocket or make it reusable.Scientists at ISRO believe that they could reduce the cost of launching stuff into space by as much as 10 times if reusable technology succeeds, bringing it down to USD 2,000 per kg.Very soon and if all goes well possibly before the monsoon sets in, India’s space port at Sriharikota on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Andhra Pradesh will witness the launch of the indigenously made Reusable Launch Vehicle – Technology Demonstrator (RLVTD).This will be the first time ISRO will launch a space craft, which actually has delta wings and after launch it will be glided back onto a virtual runway in the Bay of Bengal. The RLV-TD is unlikely to be recovered from sea during this experiment as it is expected that the vehicle will disintegrate on impact with water since it is not designed to float.advertisementThe purpose of the experiment is not to see it float but to glide and navigate from a velocity five times higher than the speed of sound onto a designated virtual runway in the Bay of Bengal some 500 km from the coast.Very similar in its looks to the American space shuttle, the RLV-TD being experimented upon is a scale model which is almost six times smaller than the final version.K Sivan, director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, says, “These are just the first baby steps towards the big Hanuman leap. The final version will take at least 10-15 years to get ready since designing a human rated reusable rocket is no kid stuff.”last_img read more

BCCI invites applications for the post of Team Manager

first_imgAmid the ongoing confusion in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the announcement of Ravi Shastri as the head coach along with Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid as overseas bowling and batting consultants respectively, the national board on Saturday invited applications for the Team Manager.The candidates were asked to submit their applications before July 21.”The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would like to call upon interested candidates to apply for the position of the Team Manager for the senior India men’s cricket team,” the advertisement on the board’s website read.”The appointment of a Team Manager shall be for a minimum period of one year.”One of the main criterion the board has asked is the candidate should have played good level of cricket, preferably first class or at international level.”The candidates who have (i) successfully managed a cricket team of any of the affiliated units of BCCI or the national teams, at the first class or at the International level, or (ii) have a minimum of ten years of work experience in public/private sector, will be preferred.”The board also wanted a candidate below the age of 60 years with the ability to withstand the rigours of the international cricket schedule of the team.last_img read more

Trump namedrops Ronaldo as he discusses gender pay gap

first_imgUnited States president Donald Trump has weighed in on the debate surrounding the gender pay gap in football.In March, 28 members of the U.S. women’s national team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against US Soccer , citing gaps in pay and resources.The suit is being led by current stars Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Becky Sauerbrunn, alleging that U.S. Soccer “paid only lip service to gender equality and continues to practice gender-based discrimination against its champion female employees.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? This week, an entity of the United Nations used Lionel Messi’s salary to highlight the difference in salaries between the sexes .The Barcelona star makes $84 million per year from his salary, bonuses and commercial deals, which is almost double the combined annual income of the 1,693 female footballers in the top seven leagues, which adds up to $42.6m.”During the Women’s World Cup 2019, join UN Women in demanding equal pay for women in sport,” UN Women said in their message.Trump was asked about the issue this week, but he suggested he did not have enough knowledge of the finer details of the issue to take a position.”I love watching women’s soccer,” he told The Hill . “They’re really talented.”I think a lot of it also has to do with the economics. I mean who draws more, where is the money coming in.”I know that when you have the great stars like [Portugal’s Cristiano] Ronaldo and some of these stars … that get paid a lot of money, but they draw hundreds of thousands of people.”But I haven’t taken a position on that at all. I’d have to look at it.”The USWNT will face tournament hosts France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup after beating Spain 2-1 in the last 16 of the competition on Monday thanks to two penalties by Rapinoe.France, meanwhile, got the better of Brazil in their first knockout match, winning 2-1 in extra-time.last_img read more

New School Board Governance Model

first_imgQuality education for students will continue to be the priorityas the South Shore, Tri-County and Strait district school boardsmove to regional school board status in August 2004. Cabinet approved today, April 22, the recommendation to move thedistrict boards to regional status in time for the fall 2004school board elections. In 2000, the former Southwest Regional School Board was splitinto two district boards: the Tri-County and South Shore pilotdistrict educational boards. These district boards shared aregional service provider, which was responsible for managingfacilities, transportation, human resources and providingfinancial services support. The arrangement allowed the Tri-County and South Shore boards to focus on education. This structure, separating facility and administrative supportfrom educational matters, was extended to the Strait in 2002. Thelegislation that enabled both pilot boards will expire in October 2004. The amendment to move these boards back to regional status, withresponsibility for both education and facilities, will beintroduced under the Financial Measures Act in this legislativesession. It will include a provision that will allow the SouthShore and Tri-County boards to share administrative services.Tri-County supports such an approach. The Strait’s configurationis not conducive to the shared services model. “The Tri-County, South Shore and Strait school boards have allworked hard throughout the pilot projects to deliver a qualityeducation to students in their districts,” said EducationMinister Jamie Muir. “The new model will respect their work todate and provide for continued success.” The South Shore, Tri-County and Strait boards have all asked torevert to regional board status, but agreement about the newadministrative structure how, the new boards will operate hasonly been reached with the Strait board. Discussions continue with the Tri-County and South Shore boards.Representatives of these school boards and senior staff from theDepartment of Education have met many times over the past fourmonths to explore how to best establish a regional board withoutadding additional administrative costs that could divert fundingfrom the classroom. The meetings were the opportunity for theboards to contribute to new governance structures that would besustainable over time. A shared services model was discussed. “We know that shared services will work in the South Shore, butwe’re not satisfied that the proposals we’ve seen will protectresources for the classroom,” said Mr Muir. “There is more workto be done.” The department’s analysis found that the proposals from the Tri-County and South Shore school boards were not sustainable and hadinsufficient support services for information technology, humanresources and finance. The omissions would have a negative impacton the delivery of education programs to students and supportservices to staff. For example, the most recent proposal from the boards for twofull-service models, showed a need for at least $700,000 inadditional operational costs to make it sustainable and providenecessary support services. The department was concerned this shortfall in funding couldtranslate into salaries for at least 12 teachers. In addition,about $300,000 in one-time transition costs were not consideredand seven jobs could have been eliminated in the South Shoreoffice. The proposal did not include a plan to place these staffelsewhere. This proposal was not accepted. The department intends to work closely with the South Shore andTri-County boards to help them develop shared services that willbe effective and have the proper accountabilities in place. Partof the discussion will include reviewing shared service models inother organizations. “The department shares responsibility with the school boards tomake the new governance model work,” said Mr. Muir. “We will worktogether to ensure a smooth transition for students, staff,parents and others.” Meetings with the Tri County and South Shore boardrepresentatives will continue in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Atlantic Provinces Work Together To Improve Wait Times

first_imgPatients needing surgery to bypass blocked heart arteries will receive better care sooner, thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed today, May 16, at the Council of the Atlantic Premiers meeting in Sussex, N.B. Under the agreement, patients from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador can get treatment from the other Atlantic provinces to meet the national wait time benchmark of 182 days. Currently, wait times for the procedure in Nova Scotia are between three and 19 days, tied with five other provinces for the shortest wait time. Nova Scotia will accept patients from the other regions as long as there is room. “Because wait times for this procedure are relatively short in Nova Scotia, we have the capacity to help other provinces’ patients who may be experiencing longer waits,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “This agreement also gives us reassurance that care is there when Nova Scotians need it.” Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery improves blood supply to the heart by using a healthy blood vessel from another part of the body (such as the leg) and grafting it onto the heart to get around a blockage. The surgery helps relieve angina and reduces the risk of death from coronary artery disease. Residents of Prince Edward Island, where the surgery is not available, will continue to have access to care in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and now Newfoundland and Labrador, as capacity allows. The agreement is similar to another memorandum that provides cancer radiation therapy for patients from other Atlantic provinces if the patient’s home province cannot provide it within eight weeks. The current wait time in Nova Scotia for radiation therapy is less than four weeks, however roughly 89 per cent of patients are seen sooner. Through both agreements, approved care provided in another province is paid for by the province in which the patient resides.last_img read more

Roadshow to promote air travel from India to Myanmar

first_imgKolkata: Yangon Aerodrome Company Ltd organised a one-day roadshow in Kolkata on Friday to attract more tourists from India and Bengal to Myanmar.In recent times, the inflow of tourists from India to neighbouring Myanmar is on the rise with the Myanmar government granting visas-on-arrival to Indian passport holders. “This roadshow is an important occasion for us to collaborate with our Indian counterparts and partners to develop more air routes so that more people can experience what Myanmar has to offer and vice-versa,” said Jose Angeja chief operating officer at Yangon Aerodrome Company Ltd. According to May Myat Mon Win, chairperson of Myanmar Tourism Federation in the year 2018, altogether 40,000 tourists from India went to Myanmar and in the first five months of 2019 there has been an increase of more than 6 percent in the footfall of India tourists. “We feel that the time is ripe to promote Myanmar. We are beginning with a roadshow in Kolkata and will be holding a rally to promote tourism in the month of November. We will be holding a roadshow in Mumbai in 2020,” said Mon Win. About 58,000 tourists from Myanmar visited India in 2018. Apart from classical destinations such as Yangoon, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake, Myanmar Tourism Federation is also promoting nine new destinations that will enable tourists to delve deep into its hidden corners. The new destinations are Mrauk U, Lokkaw, Putao, Hsipaw, Mt. Victoria, Mergui Archipelago, Mogok, Hpaan and Kyaing Tong. The participants attending the event agreed to work jointly to promote air connectivity. The only Indian airline operating at Yangon International Airport is Air India, which operates three scheduled flight per week to and from New Delhi. Air India is planning to increase its frequency of flights from India to Myanmar. It will start twice a week operation from Mumbai to Myanmar. Yangon International Airport handled a total of 6.035 million passengers in 2018.last_img read more

The Latest Germany Brexit divorce deal is a compromise

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit, Britain’s impending departure from the European Union (all times local):12:15 p.m.Germany’s foreign minister is calling for “clear proposals” from Britain as it seeks to avoid a chaotic withdrawal from the European Union and underlining the EU’s insistence that the Brexit divorce deal rejected by British lawmakers is “already a compromise,” particularly in regards to Northern Ireland.Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, with or without a Brexit deal. U.K. lawmakers voted last week to seek changes to the agreement but the EU is adamant that it cannot be renegotiated. How to handle the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland is one of the Brexit dilemmas.German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tells the Funke newspaper group published Sunday that “we need clear proposals from London” and rejected a suggestion that the EU’s position is increasing the risk of a no-deal Brexit. He says “if the British want to avoid an unregulated Brexit, our offer is on the table. We negotiated a fair Brexit agreement.”___11:50 a.m.Nissan has cancelled plans to make its X-Trail SUV in the UK — a sharp blow to Brexit supporters, who had fought to have the model built in northern England.The move, first reported on Saturday by Sky News, was confirmed by the company in a letter to workers Sunday. The next generation X-Trail will instead be made in in Japan.Nissan employs about 7,000 workers in the English city of Sunderland.Nissan had previously announced plans to build the model at its plant in Sunderland after the British government sent a letter of undisclosed reassurances in 2016 after the Brexit vote about the company’s ability to compete in the future.Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, but U.K. politicians are divided over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan.The Associated Press read more

Trump Takes to Twitter to Continue US Psychological Warfare on Iran

By Dil Bola Rabat- US President Donald Trump tweeted threats to Iranian Prime Minister Hassan Rouhani on Sunday; the latest development in worsening US-Iran relations.US-Iranian relations over the course of the last century have continuously shifted, but American interference remains prominent within the predominantly Shiite Islam state. Contemporary issues stem from the recent decision enforced by the Trump administration’s withdrawing the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal coupled with the reinstatement of economic sanctions. Rouhani: ‘Do not play with the lion’s tail’The leaders of each state have taken to social media in an attempt to tackle the issue as disagreements, threats, and challenges from each side take the internet by storm. Rouhani initiated the most recent heated debate during his address to diplomats on July 22nd in Tehran. He warned the US that a war with Iran would be “the mother of all wars” while attempts to maintain “peace with Iran is the mother of all peace,” thus implying a peace agreement was not out of the question. However, the US would have to comply with a potential agreement. His next message to President Trump: “do not play with the lion’s tail, because you will regret it eternally,” clearly exhibits Iran’s position. Iran has decided to put an end to the diplomatic coercion of US leaders, who many have labelled as a bully in the global arena. Trump: ‘Never, ever threaten the United States’Trump quickly took to Twitter to respond, threaten, and, ultimately, challenge the Iranian regime the next night.  To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018Trump’s ferocity, encapsulated in his all-caps tirade, took Twitter and the international community by storm. Rouhani dismissed the outburst as “baseless comments and empty threats.” He added: “We should respond to them with action” rather than responding “to any nonsensical comment.” Rouhani’s statements prompted a response from Iran’s dominant military figure, the general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).Sardar Qasem Soleimani of the IRGC was quoted Thursday, July 26, saying: “The Red Sea which was secure is no longer secure with the American presence.” Additionally, he stated the president “should know that [Iran is] a nation of martyrdom and that [they] await him,” implying Iran is prepared for a war that would “destroy all that [the US] possesses.” A brief history: How did it come to this?To understand this week’s Twitter battle, it’s necessary to understand the history of US-Iran relations.With US external interference reaching new heights during the Cold War era, the 1950s saw heavy US involvement within the Iranian government, with assistance from the UK.To assure Soviet-Iranian relations would not further, the US orchestrated a coup removing democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favour of Shah Reza Pahlavi. The shah subsequently became the reigning authoritarian monarch and a lackey of the US. Following the coup, Shah Pahlavi eagerly signed the Iran-United States Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Atomic Energy in 1957 and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1968, thus relinquishing Iran’s ability to develop nuclear-powered weaponry. In return, the US granted mass amounts of foreign aid to Iran, consolidating the alliance. Rising tensions and conflicting ideals within government and amongst civilians resulted in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Civilian insurrections ousted the shah and soon after prompted the return of the previously exiled Ruhollah Khomeini. The affair highlights the swift change in Iranian governance as the secular, Westernized state quickly became the first official Shiite state ruled by Sharia law. The newly-revolutionized Iranian government under Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini primarily aimed to reject Western civilization, especially from the US. Diplomatic relations rapidly deteriorated as the Cold War continued and fear of nuclear warfare in the Middle East once again became the US main security concern. US retaliation came in the form of heavy economic sanctions destroying Iran’s trade ability. Not only did the US impose sanctions, it encouraged others to do the same. By stunting their economic growth, the US crippled Iran’s economy, leaving the country with no choice but to renegotiate terms. The Iran Nuclear Deal falls apartThe JCPOA, under Barack Obama’s administration, was the conclusion of formal negotiations between Iran and six major powers—the US, the UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany—in 2015.The agreement aimed to reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation by eliminating certain Iranian facilities and scientific practices that could result in Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons. As part of the terms of the agreement, Iran granted the International Atomic Energy Commission (IAEA) the ability to periodically inspect the state, ensuring Iranian compliance. In May of 2018, the US officially withdrew from the agreement. Other parties to the deal reassured Iran that they would attempt to preserve the deal. President Donald Trump justified his withdrawal and reinstatement of sanctions by claiming the deal was “defective at its core” and further, insinuating the IAEA inspections failed to notice Iranian nuclear weapons development activity that was still taking place. Additionally, President Trump claims that if Iran considered relinquishing development of ballistic missile programs, he would be open to re-negotiating terms of the deal. Trump also said that Iranian support for the Assad government in Syria, its intervention in the Yemeni civil war, and the role of Iranian military forces in regional disputes, all informed his decision to exit the agreement. The Iranian responseWhen the US exited the deal, the Iranian currency instantly took a dive. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded directly to the US president, stating Trump had “made a mistake.”Further, after President Hassan Rouhani verified Iranian attempts to salvage the deal through guarantees with remaining European powers rather than re-negotiating with the US, Khamenei stated: “I said from the first day: don’t trust America.” As Iranians set American flags on fire in front of Tehran’s parliament building, Iranian rockets based in Syria fired off at Israeli military targets. The US congressional responseThe US congressional response remains divided as ever. Indeed, most issues reaching the House provoke divisive reactions. The general Republican opposition to the Iran deal stems from “genuine distaste for the deal’s details, inherent distrust of President Obama, intense loyalty to Israel and an expansive view of the role that sanctions have played beyond preventing Iran’s nuclear activities,” according to a New York Times analysis of the affair. Democratic opinions, on the other hand, primarily argue the path of diplomacy is the only option with Iran as renegotiation is unrealistic—in the face of false accusations, Iran will reject US attempts to discuss a settlement.  Looking to the futureIn rescinding its commitments on a significant foreign policy agreement, the US has proved to be unreliable. With no foundation of possible replacements for the agreement, President Trump’s juvenile diplomatic behaviour once again comes to the forefront as he repeatedly takes to Twitter to openly threaten leaders of states. In saying that, rhetoric used within his statements mirrors prior inflammatory exchanges with North Korea, prompting the question: Are these empty threats simply a new form of US strategy in the age of social media? Or is a US-Iranian war the only way the standoff can end after the US renounced the agreement? In either case, US foreign policy has lost credibility, and Iran has even less incentive to comply with or submit to US demands, which no longer seems to be on the table.Both leaders should tread carefully over the political minefield they have created in order to avoid a worst-case scenario of a full-scale US-Iranian war which would only further destabilize the Middle Eastern region and polarize the global arena. read more

Diversity should be celebrated SecretaryGeneral tells scholars gathering

“It is time to explain that different religions, belief systems and cultural backgrounds are essential to the richness of the human experience,” he said in a message at the opening of the three-day Beijing Forum delivered by his Special Adviser Joseph Verner Reed. “And it is time to stress that our common humanity is greater – far greater – than our outward differences.” In his travels as Secretary-General, Mr. Ban said that he has encountered a common longing for peace and desire for prosperity. “But, all too often, I have discovered that people who aspire to the same things also suffer from the same prejudices,” he said. “They fear that which is different from them: the other ethnicity, the other skin colour, the other cultural or linguistic tradition, and above all, the other religion.” Meeting such as the Beijing Forum can serve as a fountain of new ideas to overcome such prejudices and foster tolerance and understanding, he noted. Mr. Ban pointed to the UN’s own efforts to bridge the divide through the UN’s Alliance of Civilization, an initiative bringing leaders, institutions and civil society to try to reduce fear and suspicion and overcome prejudices and polarizations that have emerged between Islam and the West, especially in recent years. “Together, we must seek to further the basic ideals of all the world’s major religions,” he told participants at the Forum. “We must build societies that respect individual beliefs and practices. And we must nurture communities where people of all faiths and nationalities coexist in peace.” 2 November 2007In the face of increasing intercultural and inter-religious tensions, it is necessary to remember that diversity is not a threat, but a virtue, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a gathering of scholars in Beijing today. read more

Man arrested after pregnant woman loses baby in raciallymotivated attack outside Coop

first_imgThe woman lost her baby as a result of the attack, while the male victim suffered head injuries.Both were taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital and have since been discharged.Police had earlier released a CCTV image of a man they wanted to speak to in connection with the attack, which happened on August 6.A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: “A 37-year-old man from Milton Keynes was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault and is currently in custody.”PC Richard Armitage said: “This racially aggravated assault had absolutely devastating consequences for the victim, who lost her baby as a result of the attack.”Our thoughts are with her and her family at this incredibly difficult and sad time.” This racially aggravated assault had absolutely devastating consequences for the victim, who lost her baby as a result of the attackPC Richard Armitage Police were called to the Co-op store in Water Eaton Road, Bletchley A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a racially-aggravated attack on a pregnant woman who lost her baby after she was kicked to the ground.The 34-year-old woman was in the Co-op store in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, when she was approached by a man who made racial remarks, Thames Valley Police said.She was followed to her car, where the man then hit a 40-year-old man over the head with a bag of ice and a bottle, before kicking the woman in the torso, causing her to fall to the floor, police said. 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.last_img read more

Ronnie OSullivan suffers shock World Championship defeat to 23yearold amateur

first_img By AFP 34 Comments https://the42.ie/4602968 Subscribe Share Tweet Email2 ‘The biggest upset in the history of the World Championship!’ Amateur debutant @JamesCahill147 has knocked out the GOAT @ronnieo147 in the first round at the Crucible! pic.twitter.com/Xp9mhHPdfB— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) April 23, 2019© – AFP, 2019Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Ronnie O’Sullivan suffers shock World Championship defeat to 23-year-old amateur A stunning victory for James Cahill is being labelled the biggest upset in the history of the World Championship. Tuesday 23 Apr 2019, 1:37 PM Ronnie O’Sullivan and James Cahill pictured during their first-round match at the 2019 World Championship. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesSNOOKER GREAT RONNIE O’Sullivan suffered a stunning defeat when he was beaten by amateur James Cahill in the first round of the World Championship this afternoon.In one of the biggest upsets in snooker history, Cahill beat five-time world champion O’Sullivan 10-8 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Not since 2003 had O’Sullivan lost in the first round of the World Championship.O’Sullivan, the current world number one, had been in fine form heading into the World Championship after winning five tournaments this season, compiling his 1,000th career century en route to victory in the Players Championship.But that did not stop Cahill establishing a 5-4 overnight lead which the 23-year-old extended to 8-5 when the match resumed today.O’Sullivan pulled back to 8-8 with the aid of breaks of 104 and 89. But the ‘Rocket’ missed a chance to take the 17th frame, leaving Cahill 9-8 in front.O’Sullivan also had the opportunity to take the match to a final-frame decider, but the 43-year-old inadvertently potted a red when breaking the pack open from the blue.Cahill made the most of an unexpected chance by holding his nerve with a break of 53 that saw him to a memorable win and into a second-round match against Scotland’s Stephen Maguire.  Apr 23rd 2019, 12:59 PM Short URL 55,032 Views last_img read more

Mort subite du nourrisson 5 fois plus de risques chez les bébés

first_imgMort subite du nourrisson : 5 fois plus de risques chez les bébés dormant avec leurs parentsSelon une nouvelle étude britannique, le risque de mort subite du nourrisson est cinq fois plus élevé chez les nourrissons qui partagent le lit avec leurs parents.Il peut arriver que des parents partagent leur lit avec leur nouveau-né, notamment pour pouvoir plus facilement l’allaiter au cours de la nuit. Or Une étude britannique qui s’est intéressée à la chose estime pourtant que ce comportement multiplie par cinq le risque de mort subite du nourrisson. Et cela indépendamment de la présence d’une couverture ou du tabagisme des parents comme on pouvait le penser (néanmoins, le tabagisme des parents rend le bébé plus fragile, de même qu’une naissance prématurée et un faible poids de naissance).Les chercheurs de la London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine sont arrivés à cette conclusion après avoir mené une méta-analyse s’intéressant à 19 études ayant porté sur la mort subite du nourrisson, soit 1.472 cas en tout. Les résultats révèlent que 22 % des décès recensés sont survenus dans des familles où l’on pratiquait le “co-dodo” ou “cosleeping”. Des drames évitables ? De plus, selon les auteurs, 88 % de ces morts subites auraient “probablement” été évitées si les enfants avaient été couchés dans leur berceau. Comme l’explique le Dr Inge Harrewijn, pédiatre au centre de référence sur la mort inattendue du nourrisson de Montpellier, “ce risque était déjà connu des spécialistes mais pour la première fois, elle le quantifie de façon précise et indépendante. Cela nous donne un argument supplémentaire pour convaincre les jeunes mamans, ou les jeunes parents, qui veulent dormir avec leur nourrisson, soit par commodité ou pour calmer d’éventuelles angoisses”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La chose est d’importance puisqu’on recense 250 morts subites du nourrisson chaque année en France. Ces décès prématurés concernent les nourrissons de moins de 6 mois, notamment entre deux et quatre mois. Mais “on estime que 100 à 150 décès pourraient être évités”, indique le Dr Harrewijn. Elle rappelle qu’en 1994 “une campagne nationale d’information avait permis de faire chuter [le taux de morts subites] de 75 % ! Depuis, il n’y a pas eu de communication, or nous constatons qu’un problème de couchage est mentionné dans 46 % des décès”. Le même lit non, mais la même pièce oui ! Il faut toutefois préciser que si dormir dans le même lit que son bébé peut être dangereux, en revanche, partager la même pièce que lui est plutôt une bonne chose. “Nous le conseillons environs jusqu’à 6 mois, explique le Dr Inge Harrewijn. Après, c’est moins profitable pour l’enfant et pour les parents”. Des règles simples doivent simplement être observées : le bébé peut être couché sur le dos (les risques de morts prématurés sont plus importants chez ceux couchés sur le ventre), dans sa gigoteuse, de préférence sur un matelas ferme et dans un lit à barreaux sans coussin, drap, couette, cale-bébé ou tour de lit. Par ailleurs, l’idéal est de laisser l’air circuler correctement dans la pièce et de maintenir la température de la chambre autour de 19°C. Il semble en effet que les infections pulmonaires jouent un rôle dans les morts subites, celles-ci étant plus nombreuses en hiver.Le 22 mai 2013 à 14:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

91 WWE RAW remains among the top 25 shows on cable

first_img WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Twitter Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Pinterest WhatsApp The 9/1 WWE RAW once again ranked among the top 25 shows on cable for the week ending 9/7/14. The show came in at No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7. The show, which drew a 2.88 cable rating with an average audience of 3.97 million viewers, came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 8 last week.Source: TVbythenumbers.comcenter_img WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more

Details on script rewrites for 922 WWE RAW in Memphis

first_img Videos Articles Facebook Twitter John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him This week’s 9/22 WWE RAW taping in Memphis was described as being “far more crazy than usual” per a new report by Dave Meltzer. Vince McMahon reportedly decided to rewrite the entire show a little over an hour before it was going live on the USA Network. The script still wasn’t finish when they went live. WWE had originally advertised Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose earlier in the day and dropped those plans in favor of having John Cena vs. Randy Orton close the show and have Ambrose face Kane.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Shawn Michaels Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Google+center_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Videos Articles WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Nextlast_img

Breast cancer patient survivor The Columbian wants to hear your stories

first_imgFor the loved ones of a breast cancer patient, it can be hard to know how to help.The Columbian is looking for breast cancer patients and survivors to share stories about family, friends, health providers or even strangers who offered support through their diagnosis and treatment. What helped? What didn’t? Most importantly: How can the people surrounding a breast cancer patient be of service?Submissions of 250 words or less should be sent to Calley Hair at calley.hair@columbian.com by Sept. 7. Please include your name, city of residence and information about your breast cancer diagnosis.last_img read more

Go Ready equips students for learning

first_imgThe halls and lunchroom of Hudson’s Bay High School were bustling Wednesday, filled with eager kids and smiling adults.Don’t fret over your calendar. You’ve still got about two weeks before students are back in school. But Vancouver Public Schools is working to make sure that when that day comes, students “Go Ready!”The school district hosted its fifth annual back-to-school fair, a blowout event attracting thousands of families. The “Go Ready!” event mixes a resource fair with a medical clinic and adds a dash of shopping center to round out the experience. Students picked out clothes, got a haircut, caught up on their immunizations and had their ears, teeth and vision checked — all for free. Parents perused booths staffed by nonprofit organizations such as Lifeline Connections, Partners in Careers and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, learning about social services, job opportunities and after-school programs.And because it’s still summer, at least for a little longer, there were free hot dogs and ice cream.Jan Redding, the district’s director of public engagement, said it’s a break from the chaos of back-to-school season for families, and a reliable place to find most necessities for the season.“They’re coming for the basic needs for their kids,” Redding said as hundreds of families milled around. “It takes a lot of anxiety out of being ready for the first day.”Take Ashley Tarkong, for example. The Vancouver mom took a brief respite from her 7-year-old son’s high energy to play a few rounds of a game on her phone. Her son, Kannon Davis, who is going into second grade, played nearby as the pair waited for him to get a haircut. Just a little off the top, said Tarkong, running her fingers through her son’s curls.last_img read more

Tipped tractortrailer blocks I5 onramp in Ridgefield

first_imgA tractor-trailer hauling an excavator tipped over Tuesday morning on the state Highway 502 onramp to southbound Interstate 5 in Ridgefield.The Washington State Department of Transportation reported the single-vehicle crash around 5:30 a.m. The agency said about 15 minutes later on Twitter that the right lane of southbound I-5 was also blocked to traffic.Traffic maps showed vehicles backed up to at least Pioneer Street on the freeway.Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn, who posted photos of the crash on social media, advised drivers coming from Battle Ground to use Northeast 10th Avenue as a detour.The roads were shut down for several hours. Shortly before 8 a.m., WSDOT said the crash had been cleared from the ramp. However, Finn said access would remain closed for some time as the wreckage required a massive team to clean up.Other Tuesday morning traffic snarls included a wreck on southbound Interstate 205 near the Oregon state line, which blocked the left lane, causing a 3-mile backup. WSDOT reported the crash shortly before 7 a.m.The I-205 crash was declared cleared in about an hour but not before it resulted in significant delays and stalled at least one bus route.last_img read more

Portlandarea paramedics learning selfdefense to cope with new threat the public

first_imgPORTLAND — Tifphany Hofstetter was terrified as she stood with her co-worker in March and watched their patient drive off with their ambulance in Southeast Portland.Police had summoned the two paramedics to bring the man to a hospital because he was in an apparent mental health crisis and refused to let officers take him, Hofstetter said.She and her partner helped the man into the ambulance and drove toward the hospital. But the man became paranoid, freed himself from his seatbelts and yelled within inches of her face, she said. She fled out the side door. Her partner, who was driving, escaped soon after the man crawled through the passageway to the front of the vehicle. He drove off, crashing into several vehicles before being stopped by police.Although Hofstetter and her partner weren’t injured, colleagues have been in recent months while on duty in Portland. The week before the man drove off with the pair’s ambulance, a different man climbed into an ambulance stopped in downtown Portland and cut, choked and bit a paramedic. In August, two paramedics reported being attacked in North Portland by a woman they were aiding and a man who knew her. One paramedic was punched in the face and the other hit with pepper spray.“On a regular basis we encounter people that become violent or unpredictable,” said Hofstetter, a lead paramedic who has worked in Multnomah County for 13 years. “It’s becoming more and more of a concern on a daily basis that we get to go home unscathed.”last_img read more