Anand draws with Adams, in joint lead

first_imgWorld Champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Michael Adams of England in the sixth and penultimate round but the Indian ace continued to hold joint lead at the London Chess Classic here.Anand remained in the lead after Russian Vladimir Kramnik failed to bring home full points from a winning position against Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the 1,45,000 Euros prize money tournament being played on a round-robin basis.On a day of drawn games for the first time in the tournament, the status quo remained and Anand continued to share the lead with Carlsen and Luke McShane of England on 10 points in the Soccer like scoring system in use here that gives three points for a win and one for a draw.Kramnik and Hikaru Nakamura share the fourth spot now on nine points each while Adams is sole sixth on seven points, well ahead of compatriots David Howell, who has three points, and Nigel Short, who has just two points with his two draws so far.With just one round remaining, Anand faces arch-rival Kramnik, Carlsen is up against Short while McShane will take on Howell. The fact that Anand is playing white in the crucial last game gives the Indian ample chances to stay clear of the rest of the field in case he is able to register a victory.Playing black against Adams, Anand did not face any difficulties. It was a Sicilian Najdorf by the Indian ace who showed right intentions for a full-bloodied battle but Adams shied away from complicated lines and stuck to his basics out of a positional system.advertisementAnand equalised comfortably out of the opening and it looked as if he was pressing for an advantage in the endgame that ensued.However, an alert Adams kept black’s forces at bay and once he had established an outpost for his knight in the middle of the board the outcome of a the game was a foregone conclusion. The peace was signed on move 54.Kramnik may not get a sound sleep in reflection of what he missed. The Russian could have been the sole leader and that many believed was just a notion once he got the winning position out a Nimzowitch defense that Carlsen employed with his black pieces.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Brooklyn Nets Draw Hong Kong Protest Backers as NBA-China Row Simmers

first_imgNew York: Supporters of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement made their presence felt Friday as the Brooklyn Nets played their first game in New York since they were caught in the middle of the NBA’s rift with China.Tensions between Beijing and the American basketball league erupted this month after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted an image in support of the demonstrations that have rocked the financial hub for months. China has portrayed the protesters as violent separatists and the backlash against Morey’s comments has cast a cloud over the NBA’s lucrative broadcasting, merchandising and sponsorship interests in the country, where it has legions of fans.The Nets found themselves in the thick of the controversy as they arrived in China to play two pre-season games against the Los Angeles Lakers days after Morey’s tweet.Several hundred people clad in T-shirts that read “Stand with Hong Kong” chanted slogans in support of the protesters from the Barclays Center stands during the Nets’ pre-season showdown against the Toronto Raptors, the reigning champions.”We want to use our performance art to show our support for Hong Kong and the NBA,” 55-year-old author Chen Pokong told The New York Post.Nets star Kyrie Irving, who played just one minute of the first game in China against the Lakers after aggravating a facial injury he had suffered in practice, said he understood why the activists were protesting Chinese policies.”The reality is that as individuals, it’s our job to stand up for what we believe in,” he said after the game.Since the row began, the NBA has found itself under pressure from US politicians and media outlets who have urged the league not to buckle under Chinese criticism, or even to withdraw from the Chinese market completely.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said this week that the league’s financial losses in the affair had been “substantial” and that China had demanded Morey be sacked, which Beijing denied.Nets owner Joseph Tai, a Taiwanese-Canadian businessman who made a fortune as co-founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, said soon after the controversy erupted that Morey’s tweet was intolerable to the Chinese government.He predicted in a Facebook post that the “hurt that this incident has caused will take a long time to repair.”The Nets, perhaps still feeling the effects of their China trip — on which they swept LeBron James in the Lakers — fell 123-107 to the Raptors. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. basketballBrooklyn NetsChinahong kong First Published: October 19, 2019, 4:19 PM ISTlast_img read more

ISL 2019-20 HIGHLIGHTS, NorthEast United FC vs FC Goa: Goa Salvage 2-2 Draw vs NorthEast in Pulsating Encounter

first_imgNorthEast United FC have shown a tendency to tailor their game to situations. Their cautious approach got them a point against Bengaluru FC at the Kanteerava Stadium and then showed more control against Odisha FC. However, like the second half against Odisha showed, NorthEast United FC can be put under pressure with quick passing football, something that FC GOa are good at. That is the litmus test NorthEast United FC are facing.Both @NEUtdFC and @FCGoaOfficial are unbeaten this season!Will either team’s streak be snapped tonight? #NEUGOA #HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 1, 2019 FC Goa, on the other hand, would want to get back to their exciting, flowing football after a struggling match against Bengaluru FC, that saw them just about managing a draw. FC Goa would look back no far than their season opener where their players showed excellent creativity and zing to thrash Chennaiyin FC.last_img read more


first_imgSoon after his nomination, Rawat held a press conferenceSoon after his nomination, Rawat held a press conference at the Vidhan Sabha in the presence of Congress and PDF leaders to thank the latter for deciding to stay out of the fray and extending its support to the party candidate.He also admitted that he had committed a “mistake” by not taking PDF into confidence before announcing Tamta as the party?s candidate for the Upper House.”It was a mistake on my part not to take our PDF colleagues into confidence before Tamtas candidature was finalised.””I regret that and have decided to develop a mechanism which does not leave scope for any communication gap with allies regarding major decisions in future,” Rawat said.PDF Convenor Mantri Prasad Naithani said the front decided to stay out of the fray after speaking to Sonia Gandhi and it was mutually agreed upon to walk together for the sake of unity.Even Cabinet Minister Yashpal Arya who was said to have been “not quite” okay with Tamtas candidature appeared to have come round to the partys view after a meeting with Sonia Gandhi and Ahmad Patel in New Delhi yesterday.”I have never gone against the party and would accept any decision taken by the leadership with alacrity. I had some questions which I have communicated to the high command.””I am confident that Tamta will strongly raise issues related to the development of the state in the Rajya Sabha as he had done in the Lok Sabha,” he said. PTI ALM DIP SK DIPadvertisementlast_img read more

Yanks Must Wait ‘Til Next Year

first_imgNEW YORK — The quartet leaned against the dugout railing with uniformly glum expressions during the ninth inning, Masahiro Tanaka and Dellin Betances crossing their arms, Brett Gardner dangling his over a railing and Chris Young resting his chin on a hand.The New York Yankees expected better this year than elimination in the AL wild-card game. Many others anticipated worse.“When the season started, no one thought we would be here,” Manager Joe Girardi said after Houston eliminated New York 3-0 on Oct. 6.In the first year after Derek Jeter’s retirement, the Yankees ended their two-year absence from the postseason but did not reach the Division Series. They had a seven-game AL East lead in late July but played .500 ball after and finished six games behind Toronto.Adding closer Andrew Miller, shortstop Didi Gregorius, pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and reliever Justin Wilson helped, but not enough. In the end, the Yankees could not overcome titanic late-season slumps by Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Alex Rodriguez and Brian McCann.“The way this team played here down the stretch isn’t reflective of what this team looked like for most of the season. That’s the frustrating part,” General Manager Brian Cashman said.New York scored 764 runs, second in the major leagues behind Toronto, and the Yankees’ 212 homers were up from 147 last year. But they lacked timely hitting for stretches and a slump-busting ace.David Price, Zack Greinke, Jordan Zimmermann and Johnny Cueto will be available on the free-agent market, but do the Yankees want a long-term contract with another high-priced pitcher who will be in his mid-to-late 30s in the deal’s latter years?They also could use a right-handed bat with power, preferably at second base. The Yankees were especially vulnerable to left-handers when the switch-hitting Mark Teixeira broke a shin in mid-August and Rodriguez slumped.At 30 years, 31 days, the Yankees began the season with the fifth-oldest roster, according to STATS. Rodriguez returned from a season-long drug suspension to hit 33 homers and Teixeira, 35 years old, rebounded from wrist surgery to hit 31 homers and drive in 79 runs before his injury.“Our stated goal is to definitely try to get younger,” Cashman said.With age comes injuries. Will Rodriguez, who turns 41 next summer, stay healthy for a second straight season?“Depth is very important, no doubt. Guys are going to get banged up,” Teixeira said. “Rest helps. Rest is a part of recovery. It’s a part of performance.”All of the Yankees’ primary starting pitchers were hurt at some point: Tanaka (wrist, forearm), CC Sabathia (knee), Michael Pineda (forearm), Ivan Nova (recovery from Tommy John surgery) and Nathan Eovaldi (wrist). Sabathia, 35 and three years removed from his last top season, left the team to check into an alcohol rehabilitation center on Monday.As starters got hurt, the bullpen got taxed. And New York’s offense pretty much collapsed late in the season. From Sept. 1 on, Rodriguez hit .224. Ellsbury .207, Gardner .198 and McCann .174. The club batting average dropped from .274 in June and July to .236 for the remainder of the season, according to STATS.Changes likely will come from free agents and trades. While Luis Severino (21), first baseman Greg Bird (22) and second baseman Rob Refsnyder (24) showed promise during the second half, Cashman cautioned on expecting additional top pitching help from the minors.“I don’t have anybody coming that is of Severino caliber,” he said.Additional stars could be used, too. Average attendance in the post-Jeter era slid from 42,520 last year to 39,922, and the average viewership on the YES Network fell from 288,000 to 259,000.With major changes, the Yankees’ next game that counts may resemble their last. Their opener is April 4 at home — against the Astros.Players left the clubhouse with a modicum of optimism. “I like what we’re going to have next year,” Teixeira said.(RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Allegri has faith in Higuain

first_imgSerie A Allegri has faith in misfiring Higuain ahead of Turin derby Iain Strachan Last updated 2 years ago 21:02 22/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gonzalo Higuain - cropped Getty Images Serie A Juventus Juventus v Torino Torino The Argentina international’s manager believes he will soon start hitting the back of the net on a regular basis as they prepare to face Torino Juventus have “total faith” in Gonzalo Higuain during a slow start to the season for the star striker, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri.Higuain, signed from Napoli for €90 million in July 2016, has netted just twice from seven appearances in all competitions for Juve early in 2017-18.He fired blanks in a 3-0 Champions League loss at Barcelona and also failed to hit the back of the net as the Scudetto holders defeated Sassuolo away and Fiorentina at home in Serie A. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Allegri, though, has no concerns about the Argentina international ahead of the derby against Torino on Saturday.”The most important thing is that Higuain has total faith from his team-mates, the coach, the club and the fans,” he told a news conference.”These periods happen to every striker when the ball doesn’t go in for two or three games, but he will break through.”He played well on Wednesday night [against Fiorentina].” Higuain 33/1 to be CL top scorerTorino, who finished ninth last term, have made a strong start to this campaign, winning three and drawing two of their first five leagues matches, leaving Allegri wary of Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side.”The Derby della Mole is always a special game for the city and the fans,” he said.”It’s twice as important for us, because it’s a derby and worth three points, so we must win.”Torino are much stronger than they have been in the past, but Juve have good defenders who can counter the technical quality of their players. This season they brought in more solid players in defence and midfield too.”Torino were already strong last season and have been completed with players suited to their character, like Tomas Rincon, Cristian Ansaldi and M’Baye Niang, so they can target a top-six finish.”@OfficialAllegri: “The Derby is a special match and it’s doubly important for us as we have to win.” #JuveTorino— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 22, 2017Juve have dominated Italian football under Allegri and his predecessor Antonio Conte but have fallen short in the Champions League, losing the 2015 and 2017 finals to Barca and Real Madrid respectively.Nevertheless, the coach has insisted Serie A remains the Bianconeri’s primary focus.@OfficialAllegri: “Defending the Scudetto is always a great challenge because your rivals are more determined to beat you.” #JuveTorino— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 22, 2017″The fans were close to us on Wednesday, as they always are, but it must be clear that winning [the league] is not normal,” he said.”It is always extraordinary and with each year that passes, winning becomes even more difficult.”Each season is different to the last and for us winning a seventh consecutive Scudetto must become the primary objective, because nobody has done that other than Lyon,” he added, referring to the French side’s streak of Ligue 1 triumphs between 2002 and 2008. “We need enthusiasm in the club, the squad and the fans, because that’s only right. That’s how it should be.”Allegri confirmed that Benedikt Howedes and Mattia De Sciglio will miss out due to injury, but Sami Khedira is available and off-season recruits Blaise Matuidi and Federico Bernardeschi are in contention for a place in the starting XI.Defender Andrea Barzagli will be rested.last_img read more

MCC urges members to buy tickets for Pakistan-Bangladesh World Cup match

first_imgShare on Messenger Share on Twitter But after images of empty pavilion benches were beamed across the globe during England’s famous victory over India in the 2017 Women’s World Cup final – prompting widespread online criticism – Guy Lavender, the MCC chief executive, has moved further to avoid a repeat.Writing to members on Tuesday, Lavender said: “The latest tournament standings mean the outcome of [Bangladesh versus Pakistan] could prove crucial to England’s prospects of reaching the semi-finals. From this perspective, Friday’s match may yet prove to be one of the most decisive of the tournament. Unfortunately, and notwithstanding the context of the match, the Pavilion remains heavily undersubscribed.“Members may recall the ICC Women’s World Cup final in 2017, when unfavourable comparisons were made between the number of members in the Pavilion and full stands in the rest of the ground. This is damaging to MCC’s global reputation and the committee is determined to avoid a repetition of these images on Friday.”This summer’s World Cup is the first global tournament where MCC members have to pay for tickets in the pavilion, with this Friday’s game priced at £45. The three previous group games at Lord’s have been well attended by members, while the final on 14 July is already a sell-out.Lord’s is also due to host one of the eight teams in The Hundred, English cricket’s new city-based tournament that starts next summer and which is hoped will attract a family audience from all backgrounds.On the presence of schoolchildren in the pavilion this Friday, Lavender added: “It is hoped [this] will both improve the appearance of the pavilion and provide the youngsters with a memorable and formative experience.” Rohit Sharma leads India into semi-finals and sends Bangladesh out Since you’re here… Cricket World Cup 2019 Pakistan cricket team Cricket MCC … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Topicscenter_img MCC members have received a panicked email imploring them to buy tickets for Bangladesh versus Pakistan at Lord’s or risk damaging the club’s global reputation.Only 50% of available pavilion tickets have been sold for Friday’s World Cup group stage match and the MCC committee has now relaxed its age restrictions to invite 250 school children into the famous old building. news Share on Pinterest Read more Share via Email Support The Guardian Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Bangladesh Cricket Team Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Province Helps Businesses Sell to the Public Sector

first_imgThe province is helping businesses in Hants and Kings counties sell more to the public sector. Business leaders can meet public sector purchasers at a trade show in Wolfville on Tuesday, June 27, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Old Orchard Inn. Buyers from three levels of government, universities and colleges, school boards and health care facilities will be available to meet local business operators. The show will allow business vendors to learn about opportunities for increased sales to the public sector. They can meet public sector buyers to discuss issues face-to-face. Eighty per cent of the $1 billion that the public sector spends annually on goods, services, and construction is purchased from Nova Scotia businesses. The province’s Supplier Development Program is encouraging more Nova Scotia companies to sell to government. The trade show is co-hosted by the Office of Economic Development, Hants Regional Development Authority, and Kings Community Economic Development Agency. Nova Scotia’s Supplier Development Program helps small business operators learn how to bid on government goods and services, and provides outreach services and community workshops on accessing business opportunities with government. For more information on supplier development see the website at .last_img read more

Workplace sexual harassment discussed at G7 meeting about workplace disruption

first_imgMONTREAL – Representatives from the world’s largest industrialized countries agreed that workplace sexual harassment must be addressed to deal with a problem faced by many working women, Canadian ministers said at the conclusion of a G7 meeting on Wednesday.Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu told reporters Wednesday that delegates from the seven countries and the European Union acknowledged that the issue needs to be explored collaboratively.Hajdu said participants discussed how endemic harassment and systematic violence are challenges many women face regardless of industry or country.“We talked about the multiple ways we can work together to really let everyone know that time’s up and we cannot tolerate this if we expect women to prosper,” she said after a meeting between the Canadian ministers and a group of G7 counterparts in Montreal.The minister said Canada discussed its approach, including the introduction of Bill C-65 which is designed to prevent harassment and sexual violence in federally regulated workplaces.An official said the government of France in particular was interested in the legislative proposal expected to be passed later this year.Bains said the global #MeToo movement that resulted from accusations against high-profile men such as film producer Harvey Weinstein has started an important conversation among politicians and business leaders.“This is really, really important that we get it right as G7 countries, as G7 leaders to create a safe work environment and if we don’t the consequences are enormous,” he said.Bains said companies that fail to deal with it put their business and brand at risk.The Canadian government has used its position as hosts to push for gender equality.During the two-day meeting, G7 employment and innovation ministers also agreed that all governments should take an active role preparing companies to be part of the digital economy.The participants also discussed strengthening social protections to address the changing world of work. Hajdu said her colleagues are also struggling with how to protect workers, for example, in the gig economy who haven’t contributed to employment insurance or national pension plans.Bains said the mood among delegates was very positive as there was consensus overall, despite different approaches of some countries.The United States, for example, focused on removing regulations to accelerate innovation, said Bains.The ministers also agreed to work toward a common vision for artificial intelligence, hold an AI conference in Canada in the fall, conduct targeted research and analysis to develop priorities and address data gaps on things like gender wage gap, and launch the G7 Future of Work Forum — a digital tool to share policies and ideas.The cabinet members along with Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said ministers agreed that efforts are required to reassure workers caught in the churn of a dramatically evolving labour market.“We must ensure that innovation benefits the many, not just the few,” said Bains.The meeting on the future of work was the first of several that will be held ahead of the G7 leaders summit in early June in Charlevoix, Que.The most recent estimates provided at the meeting suggested that up to 15 per cent of jobs in the G7 could disappear because of automation over the next two decades.An OECD official in attendance said automation is expected to generate demand for both high-skilled and low-skilled occupations, resulting in “a hollowing of the middle” marked by declines in jobs requiring a mid-range level of skill.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.last_img read more

Community grants up to 10000 for local nonprofits from BC Hydro

first_img· developing smart energy ideas that promote energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and minimize environmental impacts;· building the workforce of tomorrow by focusing on youth programs in trades, science,    technology, engineering and math; and,·  safety education. BC Hydro offers two types of grants;·  Grassroots Grants: funding up to $2,000 for local community-based programs.·  Broad Impact Grants: funding up to $10,000 for organizations who wish to expand an existing program or develop a new program in multiple communities.  In 2018, BC Hydro has funded organizations and projects, such as a Tsunami Warning Pole Marking Project to direct residents safely to high ground during an earthquake in Haida Gwaii-related emergencies. Science Alliance Summer Day Camps run by the Exploration Place in Prince George received a grant as well as the Central Interior BC Science Exhibition and the Northern BC Regional Science Fair. To apply; CLICK HERE PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – BC Hydro is offering Northern B.C. non-profits, registered charities and community organizations the opportunity to apply for a community grant.Grants are available until March 29, 2019, through its Community Grant program.BC Hydro works with local organizations that are committed to making a difference in their communities with projects focused on;last_img read more

Oil edges lower as fiscal cliff talks stall between Obama and Republicans

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 20, 2012 11:28 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil fell Thursday as talks between U.S. political leaders on a crucial budget deal hit a new snag.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for February delivery was down 16 cents to US$89.83 a barrel in morning trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract jumped $1.58 on Wednesday, the biggest one-day price rise in a month.Negotiations between President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner have dictated market sentiment in recent weeks.On Wednesday, it appeared that a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes due at the start of next year was still out of reach. The White House threatened to veto an alternative plan that Boehner proposed.Without a deal, the hundreds of billions of dollars in spending cuts and tax hikes that will take effect could throw the U.S. economy back into recession, economists believe. Such a prospect would likely mean decreasing energy demand.Brent crude, used to price international varieties of oil, fell 16 cents to US$110.20 a barrel in London.In other trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, heating oil rose one cent to US$3.04 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), wholesale gasoline gained a penny to US$2.75 a gallon and natural gas rose 10 cents, or 3.1 per cent, to US$3.42 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS.UN), (TSX:CVE) Oil edges lower as `fiscal cliff’ talks stall between Obama and Republicans

Stocks drift lower at midday as investors wait for Fed hints on

Stocks drift lower at midday as investors wait for Fed hints on rate outlook; oil falls U.S. stocks are drifting lower as investors wait for clues about the Federal Reserve’s plans for interest rates.The Standard and Poor’s 500 index is down four points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,095 as of 11:50 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday. Energy companies led declines. The index closed at an all-time high the previous day.The Dow Jones industrial average is off 32 points, or 0.2 per cent, at 18,014. The Nasdaq is two points lower at 4,896.The stock of Fossil Group fell the most among companies in the S&P 500 index, dropping 18 per cent as the watch and accessories company reported a disappointing fourth-quarter performance and outlook.The price of oil fell $1.44, or nearly 3 per cent, to $52.09 a barrel in New York. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Feb 18, 2015 10:03 am MDT read more

One in four prisons hold transgender inmates says Ministry of Justice report

first_imgThe treatment of transgender people in courts, probation and prison services has not kept pace with the development of a more general understandingMinistry of Justice report The review, published by the MoJ on Wednesday, said: “It is apparent that the treatment of transgender people in courts, probation and prison services has not kept pace with the development of a more general understanding of the issues surrounding gender in society.”It said allowing transgender offenders to experience the criminal justice system in the gender in which they identify “will, in the great majority of cases, represent the most humane and safest way to act”.It added: “We believe it will also assist successful rehabilitation. In the minority of cases where that is not possible, the reasons for departing from this starting presumption must be clear, explicit and made known to the person they affect, especially when it involves assigning someone to a male or female prison.” 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. Show more center_img One in four prisons in England and Wales are holding transgender inmates, an official report has revealed.Data collected in March and April showed that 33 of the 123 public and private prisons reported they had one or more transgender prisoners.There were 19 establishments with one transgender inmate, ten prisons with between two and four, and four facilities holding at least five.A paper published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said there were 70 inmates currently living in, or presenting in, a gender different to their sex assigned at birth and who have had a “case conference”. It did not include information on the number of prisoners who have already transitioned and have a full gender recognition certificate.Of the 70 inmates, 52 reported their gender as male and 14 as female, while it was not stated by four.The report said: “The gender is self-reported on reception to prison and based on information recorded on central administrative databases.”It is not possible to determine if this is the legal gender or whether or not the gender has changed.”There will be some transgender prisoners who have not had a case conference and some who are not known to prison staff, according to the study, so there may be some under-counting.Ministers launched a review of the care of transgender prisoners last year after the deaths of two inmates being held at all-male prisons.last_img read more

Rocket launcher found at Brighton recycling site

The Veolia Materials Recovery Facility in Brighton Credit:Eddie Mitchell The Veolia Materials Recovery Facility in Brighton “Officers sought advice from Explosive Ordnance Device (EOD) experts, and it was confirmed there was no ammunition in the weapon.”The item was found within a compressed bale of rubbish and was therefore not in its original form (damaged). It was seized for forensic analysis and the road was reopened shortly before 2pm.”At no point was there any danger to any persons or any property in the area.”It is not clear when the waste in which the rocket launcher was found was brought to the site, nor where it came from. Brighton and Hove City Council declined to comment on the issue, with a spokesman saying it was “nothing to do with them”, despite the local authority subcontracting the site to Veolia.A Veolia spokesman said: “At approximately 12.20pm on Friday 18th May a suspicious item was found at Hollingdean Materials Recovery Facility.“The police were called, attended site and  safely  removed the item.  No one was injured during this incident and the site has now been reopened.” 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. A spokesman said: “At 12.26pm on Friday, police were called after a rocket launcher was discovered at the Veolia Materials Recovery Facility in Hollingdean Lane, Brighton.”The site was evacuated and police closed the road as a precaution. Police were forced to evacuate a recycling centre after a rocket launcher was found in amongst household waste.The weapon was discovered by a member of staff at the Veolia Materials Recovery Facility in Brighton at lunchtime on Friday and the site was closed down while officers carried out their checks. It is understood Sussex Police called the bomb disposal team, but after it was established the rocket launcher was not loaded, it was left to the local force. The centre is owned by Brighton and Hove City Council, who had earlier wrongly told a local news outlet that it was a “fake device”, and recycles waste from Brighton and Hove and East Sussex. A witness told The Telegraph it is not believed the weapon was a historic rocket launcher, but rather a more modern model, which has now been sent to be forensically examined. Sussex Police insisted the rocket launcher posed no threat to the public as it was so badly damaged it could not have been discharged.  read more

Une application iPhone permet de scanner son visage en 3D

first_imgUne application iPhone permet de scanner son visage en 3DUne nouvelle application pour iPhone permet de transformer instantanément son visage en un modèle informatique 3D.Tridimentional est le premier scanner 3D développé pour l’Iphone. Cette application permet de réaliser un modèle informatique en trois dimensions d’un visage. Une technologie étonnante qui utilise pourtant un principe assez simple. Pour commencer il suffit de s’installer dans une pièce totalement sombre, d’augmenter la luminosité de son écran et de démarrer l’application. Le visage doit être placé à environ 20 centimètres de l’écran.À lire aussiScanner cérébral avec ou sans injection : définition, déroulement et risquesLe programme éclaire alors l’écran du téléphone à l’aide de plusieurs rayons lumineux qui apparaissent de façon successive en différents points. Les variations entre ombres et lumières sont par la suite analysées et comparées aux images capturées par la caméra frontale du téléphone. La combinaison de ces différents résultats permet au logiciel de construire la forme 3D de son visage. Une fois le modèle créé, il est possible de l’exporter pour le retravailler.L’application a été élaborée par Grant Schindler, chercheur en informatique à l’Institut de technologie de Géorgie. Elle est actuellement disponible pour iPhone 4 et iPad 2. Celle-ci n’égale pas encore les scanners 3D, mais permet toutefois de réaliser des images insolites à moindre coûts.Découvrez l’application Tridimentional en vidéo en cliquant ci-dessous : Le 22 avril 2011 à 17:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Rip Returns in the Weirdest Way Possible on Legends of Tomorrow

first_imgHey, remember when the Legends brought their old captain who’s now evil aboard the Waverider as a prisoner? It turns out that was a really bad idea! Who knew? Gideon still recognizes Rip as Captain. Even though the ship has been instructed to ignore him, he’s able to input an override code and take control. Sara tries to regain control while Mick, Nate, and Amaya confront Rip. Mick is able to knock him unconscious, but not before he destroys the amulet. Now there’s no hope of finding Nate’s grandfather and the last piece of the spear.Well, maybe not entirely. Mick brings up the idea of cognitive intrusion. Also known as going inside someone’s mind! It turns out Time Masters developed that technology in the future and installed it on every one of their ships. How convenient! Yeah, this is about as big a plot coupon as you’ll see on TV, but this premise is so cool, I’ll forgive them for wanting to get to it as fast as humanly possible.Inside Rip’s mind isn’t the only awesome location featured in this week’s episode. During the struggle, the ship was forced to crash land at its earliest logged location. That means it ended up in the Cretaceous period, where Ray was stranded at the beginning of the season. A piece of the Waverider fell off during the crash, meaning Nate, Ray, and Amaya have to get it for the team to have any hope of resuming their adventures. Ray can track the piece fairly easily, but there’s one problem. It’s in the territory of Gertrude, an irritable dinosaur who Ray pissed off the last time he was there by eating one if its eggs.Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom and Maisie Richardson- Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)As the trio figure out how to get the part back, it becomes clear to Ray that there’s something going on between Amaya and Nate. Amaya has decided to abandon her “no fraternizing” rule and have some fun with Nate. The problem is Ray has met Amaya’s granddaughter. She has her own CW Seed animated series and a cameo on Arrow. Nate can’t date Amaya because then Mari won’t exist. Nate is convinced he can keep it casual, but we know that’s not going to happen.They find the part they’re after and wouldn’t you know it, it’s in a T-Rex nest. Ray can retrieve the piece without issue, but Gertrude shows up. Yes, we finally see the dinosaur. This scene is clearly where the episode’s budget went. It looks pretty good, which is why it only has a few seconds of screen time. Nate turns into Steel to fight it, but Amaya has another plan. She walks right up to Gertrude and uses her amulet to bond with the beast. She strokes its nose and sends it away. Nate realizes he’s in love.While all this is going on, the much cooler part of the episode is happening inside Rip’s mind. Sara and Jax have gone in to find out where Commander Steel ended up. They find a dark, corrupted Waverider patrolled by evil versions of themselves. Sara is caught off guard and put in a cell where she finds the real Rip Hunter huddled in a corner. He’s initially distrustful, leading to a pretty major reveal. Rip, at least in his mind, has superpowers. He’s able to push Sara across the cell using only his mind. Well, his mind inside his mind. This episode gets weird.Franz Drameh as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein and Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)Jax, who managed to escape his evil counterpart comes across Gideon. In human form. She’s on their side because the Legion of Doom didn’t see any reason to corrupt a ship’s operating system when they messed up Rip’s mind. (By the way, I love how everyone has just accepted the name “Legion of Doom” for the bad guys this season.) With Gideon’s help, Jax frees Sara and Rip. The four make their way to the study, hoping to find something to jog Rip’s memory. Being trapped inside your own mind by hostile bastardizations of your friends will make you question what is real, it turns out.On their way there, the team is waylaid by said hostile versions. This leads to a pretty awesome fight scene where Sara and Jax fight and overpower themselves. The Canary vs. Canary scene, in particular, is exceptionally well-choreographed. The team finds out that the evil counterparts can’t be killed. When all seems lost, Gideon makes Rip realize what’s real and what isn’t. He defeats the corrupted versions of his friends and saves his real ones. As Rip now realizes what is real and what isn’t, his construct of the Waverider begins to fall apart. Jax wakes up on his own and helps Sara do the same. Inside Rip’s mind, Rip kisses Gideon goodbye and wakes up in the real world. Rip is now back to normal, and the real Gideon remembers the kiss somehow. He seems OK with Sara taking on the role of Captain, and with the Waverider repaired, the Legends set off to find Commander Steel. Next week: We go to Apollo 13.Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)While it was disappointing that we only got to see a dinosaur for less than a minute, I understand that budgets are a thing shows like this have to deal with. The rest of the episode more than made up for it by being absolutely bonkers.  Going inside Rip’s mind a weird, fun choice that reminded me why I love this show so much. It’s not afraid to be ridiculous and even a little stupid at times. As long as it leads to some unconventional superhero fun, anything is possible. Even the Cretaceous period scenes were fun when they showed how Ray survived being stranded there. While I certainly would have appreciated more dinosaurs, Legends of Tomorrow managed to turn in a great episode without them.last_img read more

Man accused of impersonating officer may face third strike

first_imgA Vancouver man accused of impersonating a police officer as a ruse to kidnap and rape women was arraigned Monday on multiple charges, and may be facing a third-strike offense.Shannon “Shawn” Stover, 46, pleaded not guilty in Clark County Superior Court to first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping with sexual motivation, attempted first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, two counts of first-degree criminal impersonation, two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.Stover declined to set over the arraignment, despite not yet knowing if he faces a third strike. Under the state’s three-strikes law, offenders convicted three times of certain violent and sexual felonies receive mandatory life sentences.Deputy Prosecutor Patrick Robinson said he is still gathering information about Stover’s potential criminal history in Oregon, specifically, a second-degree robbery conviction that would count as a strike offense.Stover’s trial is set to start March 20, though his court-appointed attorney, Louis Byrd Jr., said that with the prosecution still gathering information, it’s unlikely they will be ready in time.last_img read more

Amazon says it received 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

first_imgNEW YORK — Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to land the company’s second headquarters and the investment it’ll bring.The online had retailer kicked off its hunt for a second home base in September, promising 50,000 new jobs and construction spending of more than $5 billion. Proposals were due last week, and Amazon made clear that tax breaks and grants would be a big factor in deciding what entry Inc. did not specify which cities or metro areas applied, but many of the location have made their interest public. The company said Monday the proposals came from 43 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, as well as three Mexican states and six Canadian provinces.In a tweet, the company said it was “excited to review each of them.”Besides looking for financial incentives, Amazon had stipulated that it wanted to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million people; be able to attract top technical talent; be within 45 minutes of an international airport; have direct access to mass transit; and be able to expand that headquarters to as much as 8 million square feet in the next decade.But that didn’t stop some apparent long shots from applying. A bid came from Alaska, according to Amazon, though the entire state has a population below a million.last_img read more

Sergio Aguero calls for police to continue search for Emiliano Sala

first_imgSergio Aguero has joined the growing list of stars urging the police to reconsider calling off the search for Emiliano Sala.On Thursday evening, Guernsey Police made the sad announcement that they had decided to end their search for Argentinian striker Sala and pilot David Ibbotson after no success in three days.The pair were on board a Piper PA-46 Malibu aircraft that disappeared off Alderney in the English Channel Islands at 20:30 (GMT) on Monday while they travelled from Nantes to Cardiff, where Sala had just sealed a £15m transfer.Search and rescue teams had been deployed to search for the missing pair on Tuesday and worked tirelessly in their efforts to find even the smallest trace of them.Sadly, they could not find anything with Guernsey Police releasing a statement after a three-day search to announce they’ve ended the search.Soon afterwards, Sala’s sister Romina made a public plea for the search to resume as she has still not lost hope that her brother is still alive with their father, Horacio, later joining in.Now their pleas have been backed by Manchester City’s Argentine star duo Aguero and Nicolas Otamendi.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We don’t want to give up, we want to hold on to hope,” Aguero wrote on Twitter.“That’s why I also wish #NoDejenDeBuscar – don’t call off the search. From the start, my thoughts have been with Emiliano, his family and friends #PrayForSala.”Otamendi added on Twitter: “I’d like to express my sympathies to Emiliano’s family and urge the police to keep searching for the plane. There’s still hope to find them alive.”Chelsea’s newest signing Gonzalo Higuain also gave his support to the search being resumed.“I ask all the people of the world to continue the search for Emiliano Sala until the last moment,” said the Argentine striker.“There is no stopping and you have to go to the end. Thank you.”last_img read more

SHORE CLUB and LONG BAY make the cover of Travel Leisure Special

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#happeningnow, #magneticmedianews, #shoreclubongracebay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 27, 2017 -SHORE Club, is featured as a leading Caribbean vacation resort in the magazine, which is distributed worldwide.The February issue is on stands now and the reveal was made to developer Stan Hartling, CEO,  Hartling Group TODAY.  Hartling was surprised and thrilled at the accolade; dancing at the news which came in one of the penthouse suites at TCIs newest resort.#happeningnow#shoreclubongracebay#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more