Alfa Laval to Secure Equipment for North Sea Offshore …

first_imgzoom Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply equipment to an offshore oil platform in the North Sea.The order, booked in Energy & Environment segment, has a value of approximately SEK 50 million and delivery is scheduled for 2014.The Alfa Laval equipment will be part of the important auxiliary system on the platform.“This is the third large oil and gas order within a month, reflecting the good activity level in the sector. It confirms our strong position as a reliable supplier,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group.Alfa Laval, December 18, 2013last_img

Program Improves GuysboroughAntigonishStrait Cancer Care

first_img The evaluation also indicates that patients had a high level ofsatisfaction with the navigators’ ability to address theemotional impact of the disease, physical symptoms andcomplications, the challenges of travelling to the cancer centresin Halifax and Sydney and associated financial impacts. “The patient navigator guides our cancer patients to the manyservices and resources that are available both inside and outsideof our district. Bridging this gap has made all the difference tothese patients,” said Kevin MacDonald, chief executive officer,Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority. “The role of the patient navigator is in keeping with ourmission, vision and values as an organization. It is a stepforward in providing integrated, quality health care services tomembers of our community.” Judith Breau, a cancer patient from West Arichat, said beingdiagnosed with cancer was the lowest point of her life. “Myfamily doctor referred me to my navigator, Charlene Porter, whohas supported me since the beginning. She helped me accessreliable, up-to-date information. She also helped me connect withsomeone who has had a similar cancer experience and that wasreally helpful. I’m spreading the word about navigation toeveryone I know.” “Patient Navigation is an immense help to both patients andphysicians,” said Dr. Robert Sers, head of the department ofsurgery, St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. “The cancer system iscomplex and Charlene Porter, our patient navigator, is at thepatient’s side co-ordinating their care to ensure that thenecessary tests are completed and results are available at theright time. She provides education and information and addressesissues including financial concerns and transportation needs.Before Charlene joined our team, I spent a lot of time dealingwith these issues. Now I’m able to focus my time on clinicalcare.” Based on these evaluation findings, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, willcontinue to work with health districts and the Department ofHealth to ensure that all Nova Scotians have access to PatientNavigation in the near future. As a result of preliminaryfindings from the evaluation, South Shore Health and AnnapolisValley Health introduced Patient Navigation in September 2003.Patient Navigation is currently available in five of nine healthdistricts. The evaluation was conducted by Corporate Research Associates,following a competitive bidding process. It incorporated bothqualitative and quantitative research methods. Data was collectedthrough 16 focus groups, 57 one-on-one interviews, 162 patientsurveys and a review of 808 records in the patient navigationdatabase. The evaluation was designed to objectively measure theimpact of Patient Navigation. Patient Navigation is the result of extensive consultation withcancer patients, family members, health professionals, communityorganizations and volunteers in Nova Scotia. Cancer Care Nova Scotia is a program of the Department of Health,created to reduce the burden of cancer on individuals, families,and the health-care system through prevention, screening,education and research. Cancer Patient Navigation — a service which supports cancerpatients, their families and health professionals — has helped improve overall cancer care in the Guysborough-Antigonish-Straitarea, one of the first three Nova Scotia health districts toimplement it, says an evaluation released today, Jan. 23, byCancer Care Nova Scotia. The report says programs in all three districts — GuysboroughAntigonish Strait Health Authority, South West Health and PictouCounty Health Authority — have been well received by healthprofessionals and by patients and their families. It stronglyrecommends that Patient Navigation be implemented in all healthdistricts throughout Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotia’s plan for better health care, Your Health Matters,is all about improving care for patients and their families,”said Premier John Hamm. “All Nova Scotians should be proud of theprogress made in cancer care through Patient Navigation.” Theresa Marie Underhill, chief operating officer, Cancer CareNova Scotia, said the evaluation proves that the program is doingwhat it intended to do — improve community care for NovaScotians. “The navigators, working closely with family doctorsand cancer specialists, improve access to treatment andco-ordination of care, follow-up and support services forpatients and families,” she said. “Nova Scotians can be proud of the work done by Cancer Care NovaScotia,” said Health Minister Angus MacIsaac. “By investing inthis program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia reinforces its commitmentto helping Nova Scotians in their communities deal with cancer.” Findings outlined in the evaluation indicate: CANCER CARE N.S.–Program Improves Guysborough-Antigonish-StraitCancer Carecenter_img Patients, families, physicians and health professionals are extremely satisfied; Patients are more knowledgeable about their disease and are better prepared for appointments with cancer specialists, which is resulting in better, more efficient care; Through Patient Navigation, patients are often able to access more services in their home community; Patient Navigation is increasing collaboration among health professionals; and Cancer Care Nova Scotia leadership, district commitment and good communication are critical to the success of Patient Navigation.last_img read more

Seventh Annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Set to Launch

first_img For more information and a detailed list events, visit . An interactive community education display at shopping malls in each target community. Visitors will receive takeaway information and can take part in a responsible gambling quiz that will help increase knowledge of ways to gamble responsibly, if they choose to gamble. A two-day Responsible Gambling Conference will be held Monday, Oct. 6 and Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Halifax. The conference will feature expert speakers and leading authorities on gambling issues, innovative presentation formats and discussions about preventing problem gambling and the latest trends and challenges in responsible gambling and corporate social responsibility. The launch of a new, comprehensive, player-focused responsible gambling website on Oct. 6. A talk by Ms. Mullally at a Halifax Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 7 about the province’s gaming industry. Complete with interactive community education displays, a new awareness program and a two-day international conference, the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation is set to launch its seventh annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. Events are aimed at increasing public awareness of responsible gambling and corporate social responsibility in Nova Scotia and will be held across the province Oct. 5 to 11. “Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is about education, awareness and preventing problems before they start,” Marie Mullally, president and CEO of the gaming corporation, said today, Oct. 3. “Gaming is a form of entertainment and we want to ensure that if Nova Scotians play, they do so responsibility. That’s why, the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation believes in providing the information that players need to make informed decisions.” Responsible Gambling Awareness Week events are happening across the province, with a will focus on six target communities: Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Halifax Regional Municipality, Municipality of Digby, Municipality of Lunenburg, New Glasgow and Truro. Events and education programs includes: last_img read more

SLC security delegation visiting Pakistan to find out feasibility of Test series

first_imgKarachi: A high-level security delegation of Sri Lanka Cricket Board, led by its secretary Mohan de Silva, will reach Karachi on Tuesday to find out if it is safe to send its team for a Test series against Pakistan later this year. The four-member delegation, which will also visit Lahore, will prepare a report on the basis of which the SLC will take a decision on whether to send its Test team to Pakistan in October. The other members of the delegation are Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, SLC’s head of international cricket Chandima Mapatuna and assistant manager anti-corruption and security Mudiyanselage Palitha Seneviratne. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh They will be in Karachi till Wednesday and then proceed to Lahore on Thursday before flying back home on August 9. The delegation has been sent by SLC after the Pakistan Cricket Board requested them to play a two-match Test series of the ICC World Test Championship in Pakistan. The delegation will visit the match venues, team hotels and also meet PCB officials and top security and police officers during their three-day visit. Sri Lanka was the last team to play a Test in Pakistan in March 2009 when it came under terrorist attack in Lahore which eventually led to top Test teams refusing to tour Pakistan because of security concerns. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Zakir Khan, who is the Director of International Cricket Operations in the PCB, said that Pakistan was confident that it would be able to host the two Tests in Karachi and Lahore. “But we can’t say anything for certain until the SLC security delegation returns home and submits its report to their board,” he said. Khan said the fact that the Sri Lankan board was sending a high-powered delegation to Pakistan showed they were seriously considering PCB’s request for the tour. The PCB is hoping that if Sri Lanka sends its team to Pakistan, it would become easier to convince the Bangladesh Cricket Board to also play Tests in Pakistan early next year. The PCB is also eagerly awaiting a visit by top officials of Cricket Australia and England and Wales Cricket Board to Lahore sometime in October.last_img read more

Husky Energy Q2 profits rise 40 beating analyst estimates

Stripped of one-time items, Husky’s adjusted earnings were $610 million, or 62 cents per share, besting the average analyst estimate of 57 cents per share, according to estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters.Revenues, net of royalties, were just under $6 billion, compared with $5.6 billion a year earlier.Husky garnered an average price of $77.98 per barrel for its products during the quarter, compared to $71.61 a year earlier.U.S. refining margins for the quarter were US$20.24 per barrel, up substantially from $14.79 during the same 2012 quarter. Husky has interests in two Ohio refineries alongside its partner, BP.Production was equivalent to 310,000 barrels of oil per day, up from 282,000. Flooding in southern Alberta during late June had some impact on production.Husky expects to meet its 2013 production targets, although planned maintenance downtime during the second half of the year are expected to crimp volumes.Last month, Norwegian energy giant Statoil announced a new oil discovery off Canada’s East Coast, in which owns a 35% interest.The partners found light, high-quality oil at its Harpoon exploration prospect in the Flemish Pass Basin, in the deep waters off Newfoundland and Labrador.Harpoon is about 10 kilometres southeast of its Mizzen discovery, in which Husky also holds 35%.The company also said natural gas from Husky’s massive Liwan platform 300 kilometres southeast of Hong Kong is on track to start producing late this year or early next.The 30,000-tonne above-sea structure has been installed in the South China Sea. On a conference call with analysts earlier this year, CEO Asim Ghosh likened the installation to putting the Palliser Hotel in downtown Calgary to the top of the Calgary tower.Work is continuing on connecting nine wells to deepwater facilities and finishing 79 kilometres of pipelines to the platform.Some 3,000 people are working in and around the platform, Ghosh said Thursday.“If you can imagine it’s like a well practised orchestra, which has so far been hitting all the right notes,” he said.“They’re supported by a veritable armada of vessels including tugs, barges, supply and deepwater ships finishing up the facilities that will connect the wells and pipe to the platform.”The first phase of Husky’s Sunrise oilsands project is about 70% complete. The $2.5-billion, 60,000-barrel-per-day project is slated to start up in 2014.Husky shares were up 49 cents to $30.07 in late-morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The Canadian Press CALGARY — Husky Energy beat analyst expectations Thursday with a 40% jump in second-quarter profits, driven by higher oil prices and stronger U.S. refining margins.The energy company, majority-owned by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing, said Thursday it earned $605 million or 59 cents per share.A year earlier, when offshore operations in Newfoundland and Labrador were undergoing maintenance, Husky earned $431 million, or 43 cents per share.Click to enlarge read more

TSX drops more than 100 points on broad declines across major sectors

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market pulled back Tuesday as results from the Bank of Nova Scotia fell short of expectations.The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 130.20 points to 15,133.85 on declines across nearly every major sector.The Canadian dollar rose 0.28 of a U.S. cent to 80.06 cents ahead of the Bank of Canada’s key interest rate decision on Wednesday morning.Data Tuesday from Statistics Canada, which showed the economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.4% in the fourth quarter of 2014, came in better than the two per cent forecast by analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.That signals it’s unlikely the Bank of Canada will cut its key interest rate on Wednesday, said Todd Mattina, chief economist and strategist at Mackenzie Investments.“We’re not seeing a strong rebalancing towards business investment in exports, away from the energy sector,” he said.Meanwhile, TSX financial stocks were a major drag on the market, down 1.14%, after Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) delivered profits that disappointed.Scotiabank, the last of the big five Canadian banks to report first-quarter results, said net earnings were $1.73 billion, up from $1.71 billion in the comparable year-earlier period. Adjusted earnings were $1.36 per share, two cents lower than analysts predicted.The bank’s chief executive, Brian Porter, said he’s looking to grow the bank’s operations in Mexico and told analysts on a conference call that Scotia executives believe Mexico’s banks are headed for consolidation. Porter said that Scotia would be “very interested” in looking at a commercial bank or a retail bank in the region.Shares of the bank fell $1.15 or 1.72% to $65.78.Elsewhere, metals and mining stocks were lower as May copper fell 4.1 cents to US$2.66 a pound. Gold stocks pulled back with April bullion down $3.80 to US$1,204.40 an ounce.Energy stocks were the sole gainer, rising 1.05%, as the April crude oil contract rose nearly two per cent, or 93 cents, to settle at US$50.52 a barrel.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials moved back 85.26 points to 18,203.37 and the S&P 500 index lost 9.61 points to 2,107.78. The Nasdaq slid 28.20 points to 4,979.90.Traders will look towards the central bank’s rate decision on Wednesday morning for more insight into the outlook for the coming months.While the BoC isn’t expected to make another rate cut this time around, commentary from BoC governor Stephen Poloz will offer some direction, said Mattina.He suggested efforts so far from Poloz haven’t been strong enough, as the loonie is holding steady and the January rate cut has only been partially passed down to consumer lending.“I think it’s going to be very important to see how they explain not cutting tomorrow and what forward guidance they give for the next rate cuts,” he said.In corporate developments, BlackBerry (TSX:BB) unveiled its latest smartphone at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, offering a look at the first of four new smartphones it plans to release this year.Chief executive John Chen said the BlackBerry Leap will cater to the “low-to-mid” range phone market, and will go on sale in Europe in April.BlackBerry shares moved down 18 cents or 1.3% at $13.69 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. read more

TSX Wall Street near breakeven as price of oil hovers around 50

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market hovered between small gains and losses as the heavily weighted financials and energy sectors turned lower even as oil prices continue to hover near US$50 a barrel.At midafternoon, the S&P/TSX composite index was down 9.52 points at 13,969.14 after having soared more than 600 points in the week’s first four trading days, but still leaving Canada’s main market on track for its best week of the year.Most of the strength Friday came from the metals and mining and gold sectors, up more than three per cent apiece as base and precious metals prices continued to recover.Meanwhile the oil-sensitive loonie was up 0.39 of a U.S. cent at 77.21 cents US, its highest level in two months, amid general U.S. dollar weakness.On the commodity markets, the December gold contract was up $11.10 at US$1,155.40 an ounce, while December copper shot up seven cents to US$2.41 a pound. The November contract for benchmark oil edged down eight cents to US$49.35 a barrel, while November natural gas added a penny to US$2.51 per thousand cubic feet.In New York, markets were flat but still heading for their best week of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 5.78 points at 17,044.97, while the broader S&P 500 gave back 2.63 points to 2,010.80 and the Nasdaq gained 10.83 points to 4,821.61.European and Asian markets also enjoyed a banner week, with Germany’s DAX up 5.7 per cent, France’s CAC-40 up 5.4 per cent and London’s FTSE up 4.7 per cent this week. In Asia, markets in Japan, China and Hong Kong were all up about four per cent on the week.In corporate news, shares in commodities group Glencore closed up seven per cent in London after the company said it was slashing its zinc production by a third and cutting jobs in response to a sharp fall in the price of the metal.Airline stocks were among the biggest gainers on the S&P 500 after the companies said their flights flew nearly full last month. United Continental stock rose six per cent, American Airlines shares advanced 5.5 per cent and JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines were both up four per cent.In economic news, Statistics Canada reported the economy added 12,000 jobs in September, but that the unemployment rate still edged up a tenth of a percentage point to 7.1 per cent, its highest level since February 2014, as more people entered the labour force.And the Bank of Canada said in its business outlook survey that forward-looking indicators of business activity have improved, supported by a generally positive outlook for the U.S. economy and the low loonie.However, business sentiment remains tepid as persistent weakness in commodity prices continue to work their way through the economy, dampening the outlook for firms tied to the resource sector. read more

Lululemon Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $125 million.On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based company said it had profit of 96 cents.The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 89 cents per share.The athletic apparel maker posted revenue of $883.4 million in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $844.3 million.For the current quarter ending in November, Lululemon said it expects revenue in the range of $880 million to $890 million. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $861.7 million.The company expects full-year earnings to be $4.63 to $4.70 per share, with revenue ranging from $3.8 billion to $3.84 billion.Lululemon shares have climbed 55% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $188.13, an increase of 23% in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on LULU at Associated Press read more

Public sector remains worlds biggest employer UN labour agency reports

A new ILO report on the impact of decentralization and privatization on municipal services indicates limited interest in the private sector to fully provide certain services and a reluctance of local governments to completely hand over services to private providers. “Thus, public-private partnership has become a common feature in municipal services,” the agency notes.Even though competition seems to increase efficiency, it may alter labour relations and reduce the commitment of the workforce, according to the report. Gains in cost efficiency and flexibility that result from privatization and decentralization may frequently be attributed to declining working conditions such as less time off and higher workload or work intensity. The ILO analysis insists that decentralization may result in the local authorities having insufficient financial resources to ensure conditions of decent work. At the same time, devolution to local governments may introduce more flexibility and improve efficiency. “There is a positive correlation between decent work, efficiency and the quality of services,” said ILO expert Gabrielle Ullrich. The ILO report is being discussed at a weeklong meeting which opened in Geneva on Monday, bringing together 50 representatives of governments, employer organizations and unions. read more

Croatia wins Croatia Cup ahead of Sweden

← Previous Story Gigou and Accambray are ready for the EHF EURO 2012! Next Story → Spain in superb form – Two matches +32 Croatian NT has a big potential showed the “Croatia Cup” in Osijek, where the host team won all three matches, the last one against Sweden 29:24 (15:11).Croatia: Marić, Duvnjak 3, Lacković 6, Kopljar 2, Vori 4, Gojun, Losert, Horvat 1(1), Batinović, Bičanić 1, Buntić 1, Alilović (13 saves), Štrlek 4(2), Čupić 5(2), Musa 1, Ninčevič 1Sweden: M. Andersson (3 saves), Lundström 2, K. Andersson 6, Jernemyr, Ekberg 3(1), Stenbäcken 1, Larholm 1, Karlsson 1, Jakobsson, Sjöstrand (9 saves), Larsson, Petersen 2(1), Ekdahl Du Rietz 3, Barud 3, Zachrisson 1, Nilsson 1 STATISTICSIn the last match of the tournament, Slovakia wins over Iran 40:24.FINAL STANDINGS:Croatia 6Sweden 4Slovakia 2Iran 0 Croatia handball team read more

School bully apologises to gay exclassmate after seeing his viral proposal video

first_imgAW.Speaking to the Gaily Grind, Lucas said that B was was “not terrible”, but was “definitely lumped into a group of guys that caused [him] some distress”.Bane also said that the fact that B reached out to him brought him to tears.I gasped when I saw the name. Then tears. Before even reading the words I just knew that this was going to be a good note, and when I read the words and his follow-up response, I sobbed. That sounds dramatic but it’s true. A good cry on-and-off for upwards of an hour.The actor also said that, despite B being just one voice, the apology brought him huge closure.His apology felt like it spoke for all the people who used to pick on me. Like there was a sad little boy inside me and somebody went up to him and said, “Hey buddy. Don’t worry anymore. We like you.” It was really healing. I meant every word when I said he had given me a gift. I feel incredible.Your mother was wrong. He CAN change. Source: lucasanddavidStephen Fry joins Panti’s supporters by tweeting video to 6.5 million followers>Watch Panti’s powerful speech about oppression of gay people> IT WAS ONE of the sweetest proposal videos we’ve seen in a while, and it seems that even former bullies agree.Lucas Bane and David Devora from Los Angeles got engaged just before Christmas in an elaborate street party orchestrated by Lucas. Under the guise of a surprise birthday party, Lucas shut down a street and invited Step Up dancers to help him put his proposal in lights, literally. Source: James YaccinoDavid, who has been with Lucas for four years, said yes of course. Source: LUCAS and DAVIDThe video of the proposal quickly went viral, and was seen by people all over the world. One such person, was a former classmate of Lucas’s who used to torment him. The former bully, only known as ‘B’, sent Lucas a message on Facebook to apologise for his behaviour.I’m sure you have no idea who I am. I went to high school with you. If you do remember me, it’s probably not positive as I was a bit of a asshole back then. I saw your video today on Facebook and wanted to say Congratulations! No need to respond I just wanted you to know that I think what you have is awesome and wish you the best.The full correspondence, from the Gaily Grind:last_img read more

Who will win this weekends Premier League and FA Cup games and

first_imgAll games kick off 3pm Saturday unless stated otherwise.Premier LeagueArsenal v Norwich(Tomas Rosicky, left, is a doubt for Arsenal today – Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images)Betting: 1/4 (home), 5/1 (draw), 10/1 (away).Doubtful: Arsenal – Tomas Rosicky. Norwich – Mark Bunn and Anthony Pilkington.Suspended: Arsenal – Per Mertesacker.Arsenal have received heavy criticism over the course of the season, however a recent run of 22 points from a possible 27 games has silenced the naysayers, temporarily at least.Their Champions League qualification hopes are now firmly in their hands, and a win today will bring them a point ahead of rivals Spurs with the same number of games played.Norwich, who stand in their way, also have plenty to play for, given that they remain only four points clear of the relegation zone.A victory today would almost guarantee their safety, however they are priced at 10/1 with good reason, in light of the Gunners’ terrific current form.Verdict: ArsenalAston Villa v Fulham(Damien Duff has been a consistent performer for Fulham this year – John Walton/EMPICS Sport)Betting: 13/10 (home), 23/10 (draw), 21/10 (away).Injured: Fulham – Ashkan Dejagah.Doubtful: Aston Villa – Ciaran Clark. Fulham – Eyong Enoh.Suspended: Fulham – Steve Sidwell.Having looked almost certain candidates for relegation a few weeks back following a series of dire performances, Villa have responded superbly, winning four of their last seven games.The Villains come up against a Fulham side sitting comfortably in tenth, having themselves sporadically flirted with the prospect of a relegation battle in recent months.Therefore, given that the London side have little to play for, while a win would be a major boost to Villa’s survival hopes, it could be argued that Paul Lambert’s men are actually favourites in this particular contest.Nonetheless, Villa have the second worst home record in the league (after QPR), so it’d be no real surprise if Martin Jol’s men pick up at least a point.Verdict: DrawEverton v QPR(David Moyes has said Everton need to rebuild their squad in the summer – John Walton/EMPICS Sport)Betting: 4/9 (home), 7/2 (draw), 6/1 (away).Injured: QPR – Shaun Wright-Phillips.Doubtful: Everton – Tony Hibbert.Suspended: QPR – Bobby Zamora.David Moyes gave hints of discontent with his recent comments about Everton being an “ageing squad”.The Scot has regardless delivered another solid if unspectacular season, which is all the more impressive given the club’s relative lack of spending in the transfer market in recent times.They will be heavy favourites against a QPR team who are on the verge of being relegated.Although while they aren’t expected to do much, Harry Redknapp’s men can at least take solace from the fact that they have a very respectable record against the Toffees, with only two losses in 11 matches and a 1-0 win at Goodison Park last season to boot.Verdict: EvertonReading v Liverpool(Philippe Coutinho and co were left frustrated after their recent 0-0 draw with West Ham – Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images)TV: Setanta Ireland.Injured: Reading – Jimmy Kebe. Liverpool – Raheem Sterling, Fabio Borini, Joe Allen and Martin Kelly.Doubtful: Reading – Hope Akpan.Betting: 6/1 (home), 3/1 (draw), 1/2 (away).Following a late-season surge, Liverpool had, until recently, looked like a good outside bet for a European spot.However, just as they appeared to be turning a corner, they stuttered once more, with the recent loss to Southampton and the draw with West Ham.Yet it is surely a good time to face Reading – having experienced a dreadful run of seven consecutive defeats, the Royals are now all but relegated.Moreover, they have only ever beaten Liverpool once in the league – a 3-1 victory in 2007, with Stephen Hunt and Kevin Doyle among the goalscorers that day.Verdict: LiverpoolSouthampton v West Ham(Steven Davis is expected to start for Southampton this afternoon – Sang Tan/AP/Press Association Images)Betting: 10/11 (home), 5/2 (draw), 3/1 (away).Injured: West Ham – Joe Cole and Mark Noble.Doubtful: Southampton – Luke Shaw, Jason Puncheon and Jay Rodriguez.Southampton’s wonderful recent run of just one loss in their last 10 games has meant they’ve virtually ensured they’ll be playing Premier League football next year.One of the key reasons for their terrific performances has been the displays of Jay Rodriguez, who has scored in three consecutive matches now, though he’s a doubt for today’s encounter.The Saints also boast a good record against West Ham, and are expected to win this encounter, with the Hammers only having picked up three wins away from home all season.They did, however, beat Southampton 4-1 earlier in the campaign, but Mauricio Pochettino’s team have the momentum now, and should consequently prevail.Verdict: SouthamptonNewcastle v Sunderland (Sunday, 12pm)(Paolo Di Canio has said the anticipated derogatory chanting from Newcastle fans will not bother him – Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images)TV: Sky Sports 1Betting: 19/20 (home), 5/2 (draw), 3/1 (away).Injured: Newcastle – Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon and Cheick Tiote.Doubtful: Newcastle – Steven Taylor, Hatem Ben Arfa and Yoan Gouffran. Sunderland – Carlos Cuellar, Danny Graham and Connor Wickham.Suspended: Sunderland – Craig Gardner.One of the more intriguing games of the weekend, both these sides could still potentially be relegated, though Newcastle have a chance to almost guarantee safety with a win on Sunday.The presence of Paolo Di Canio makes the game even more interesting.Sunderland were unlucky not to get anything in the manager’s first game in charge against Chelsea last week, but this will be a match where more is expected from his side.The Italian has a reputation for bringing a positive short-term effect to clubs, and his influence should be enough to earn Sunderland a point, in what is likely to be a tight contest fraught with nerves.Verdict: drawStoke City v Man United (Sunday, 2.05pm)(Robin van Persie has been off form of late – Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)TV: Sky Sports 1Betting: 5/1 (home), 11/4 (draw), 8/13 (away).Injured: Man United – Ashley Young.Doubtful: Stoke – Matthew Etherington and Marc Wilson. Man United – Nemanja Vidic, Paul Scholes, Jonny Evans and Chris SmallingHaving had a near-impeccable record until recently, Manchester United have narrowly come up short in a couple of big games of late.And indeed, even in the less high-profile recent matches, such as their 1-0 win against Sunderland, they haven’t exactly been convincing.Stoke are a team that Alex Ferguson’s men have usually dispatched with ease though, winning eight out nine Premier League games against them – and in fact, the Potters last beat United in the league in 1984.And that trend is unlikely to be reversed tomorrow, with Tony Pulis’ side performing abysmally since the turn of the year, earning a total of just two wins from their last 16 games.Verdict: Man UnitedFA CupMillwall v Wigan (Saturday, 5.15pm)(Dubliner Alan Dunne is set to start for Millwall today – Nigel French/EMPICS Sport)TV: ESPNBetting: 7/2 (home), 13/5 (draw), 4/5 (away).Doubtful: Millwall – Liam Trotter, James Henry.Injured: Wigan – Ivan Ramis, Albert Crusat and Ben Watson.The FA Cup tie that no one expected, and perhaps a sign more than anything else that big Premier League clubs no longer care as much about winning the FA Cup.Indeed, both sides are struggling in their respective leagues, with Millwall 16th in the Championship and Wigan 18th in the Premier League.Yet Latics boss Roberto Martinez insists that the FA Cup has not distracted them from their Premier League duties, and 13 league points from a possible 18 since their quarter-final win over Huddersfield seems to back up that assertion.Wigan also have the better team on paper, and should thus qualify accordingly, barring a dramatic failure to perform on the big occasion.Verdict: WiganChelsea v Man City (Sunday, 4pm)(No goalkeeper has conceded fewer Premier League goals than Joe Hart this season – Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)TV: ITVBetting: 2/1 (home), 23/10 (draw), 7/5 (away).Doubtful: Man City – David Silva.Surely the most important game of the season left for City, a loss to rivals Chelsea on Sunday would inevitably put Roberto Mancini’s position as manager under renewed speculation.However, on the other hand, should they win, they will fancy their chances against either Wigan or Millwall in the final, with the possibility of attaining a second FA Cup in three years.Chelsea, though, have dominated the competition in recent seasons, and have the opportunity to triumph this year for the fifth time in seven attempts.It’s extremely difficult to pick a winner between the two, as City hold the superior league position, though Chelsea have the greater recent experience of winning one-off games.Verdict: Man City14 of the funniest #ThingsMoreUsefulThanAdebayor tweets>Paolo Di Canio not fazed by fans’ chanting>last_img read more

Addiction services costing State €114m this year

first_imgFrontline services also provide treatment through emergency departments, primary care services and GPs, the HSE added.Speaking about the HSE figures, Broughan said that it is “helpful” to know the amount allocated to addiction services from the social inclusion budget, but that “improved collation” of data on the overall HSE spend on alcohol addiction programmes “would be beneficial in terms of informing policy and legislative decisions which aim to tackle excessive alcohol consumption.”Read: A glass or two of alcohol a day is good for you? Think again, say scientists >More: Sober Ireland: What can you do in Ireland without drinking? > AROUND €114 MILLION has been allocated for addiction services for this year, according to figures released by the HSE.In a report provided to TD Tommy Broughan, the HSE said that this figure is provided from the social inclusion budget, but that it is not possible to identify all elements of the funding provided specifically to alcohol addiction intervention given the range of services involved.In a parliamentary question to the Health Minister, Deputy Broughan asked for details of HSE spending on alcohol addiction prevention and treatment programmes.In response, the HSE said that treatment is provided “based on the Four Tier Model of treatment intervention and services are designed to respond to the individual’s specific identified needs.”The interventions offered to people who present for alcohol addiction treatment include:Initial Assessment, Comprehensive Assessment, Minnesota Programme, Brief Intervention, Individual Counselling, self-help, peer-support etc, or a combination of these.Social inclusion funding spent on addiction services were listed by the HSE as €90.75m, €90.39m and €114.78m in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively.The specific amount allocated by the State to alcohol addiction treatment is difficult to ascertain, the HSE said, because:[I]n some parts of the country, alcohol services are provided within social inclusion as part of drug and alcohol (addiction) services and in others they are distinct and provided under Mental Health with elements of Alcohol Harm Prevention within Health Promotion and Improvement.last_img read more

Handson with OnLive mobile for Android

first_imgSomething big happened last week. OnLive, the cloud gaming service, released an Android app. That means that if you have an Android phone or tablet, you can play LA Noire, Batman: Arkham City, or Deus Ex: Human Revolution on your mobile device. You can now play console games without even owning a console.OnLive achieves this by moving the processing into the cloud. You provide the input and receive the output, but everything in between happens on a remote server. It sounds like a recipe for disaster, but if you have a good connection you’ll think your smartphone is an Xbox 360.Quality internet is essential. If you try OnLive on 3G, you will probably be disappointed. You’ll be fine with LTE, but less so using HSPA+ and WiMax. For the best results, you’ll want an uncongested home WiFi connection.Our tests were over a 25Mbps WiFi connection. There were other devices on the network, but were mostly idle. At one point, another computer began streaming Netflix and OnLive began to lag. It didn’t ruin the experience, but it did make it slightly buggy.In the following video, we played Lego Batman on an HTC EVO Design 4G. The game is one of the few touch-optimized OnLive titles (LA Noire is another), so the $50 Bluetooth controller wasn’t necessary. To get a sense of the lag (or lack thereof), closely watch the button-presses in relation to Batman:If you have an Android device, you will want to get OnLive. They’re giving away Lego Batman to everyone who installs the mobile app (just wait for the confirmation email), so you can try it for free. If OnLive doesn’t have trouble with Apple’s approval process, an iOS app will also be launching any day now.Not everyone has the right internet connection, but if yours is speedy — and not shared with heavy users — then your console just went mobile.last_img read more

Soyouz lancement réussi dun vaisseau russe vers lISS

first_imgSoyouz : lancement réussi d’un vaisseau russe vers l’ISSUne capsule russe Soyouz a décollé avec succès vendredi matin depuis Baïkonour, au Kazakhstan. La navette transportait deux cosmonautes russes et un astronaute américain, tous trois en route pour une mission de six mois à bord de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS).Alexander Kaleri, Oleg Skripotchka et Scott Kelly ont quitté la Terre vendredi matin à 3h11 ce matin (heure de Moscou). Ils doivent rejoindre les trois membres d’équipage qui habitent en ce moment l’ISS, après deux jours de voyage à bord de la capsule Soyouz TMA-01M. C’est dimanche à 4H02 que la navette devrait s’arrimer à la station.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESALes trois hommes vont passer six mois à plus de 350 kilomètres au-dessus de la Terre. Après avoir passé un total de 610 jours dans l’espace, Alexander Kaleri est l’un des cosmonautes russes les plus expérimentés. C’est en mars 1992 qu’il a réalisé sa première mission dans l’espace. Alors que Scott Kelly a déjà séjourné deux fois dans l’espace, Oleg Skripochka effectue sa première expérience spatiale.Dans quelques mois, les vaisseaux Soyouz seront les seuls à assurer les voyages entre la Terre et l’ISS. Deux derniers vols de navettes américaines sont prévus avant la fin de la construction de la station spatiale, un projet de 100 milliards de dollars auquel participent seize pays. Après ces deux missions, les navettes russes assureront seules le transport d’astronautes et de fret.Le 8 octobre 2010 à 17:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Video of Roman Reigns leukemia announcement Wrestling world reacts on Twitter

first_imgFacebook @WWERomanReigns My Family And I Are Thinking Of You And Are Keeping You In Our Prayers! We Are Here For You! — Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) October 23, 2018 WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins WhatsApp Ronda Rousey Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Fight on to victory my courageous brother!— Bret Hart (@BretHart) October 23, 2018 We been here for u, and will stay here for u. Day one uce. We love you. @WWERomanReigns #ThankYouRoman— The Usos (@WWEUsos) October 23, 2018 Seth Rollins New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan added to WWE Clash of Champions on September 15 Roman is one of the best I’ve ever been in the ring with and one of the guys I respect and look up to the most in this industry. My thoughts are with him and his family. I can’t wait to see him overcome this and get to share a locker room with him again soon.#ThankYouRoman— . (@FightOwensFight) October 23, 2018 Google+ Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 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 listcenter_img Shawn Michaels Now Playing Up Next WWE Announces Roman Reigns’ Retirement …. He will fight, he will win, he will return stronger, and I will be waiting….— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) October 23, 2018 Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission During the opening segment of WWE RAW, Roman Reigns revealed that he’s battling Leukemia, a disease that he orginally went through at 22 years old.Unfortunately, the cancer came back.The wrestling world reacted to the sad news on Twitter and wished Roman well.Here are some of many Tweets:‘Courage – strength in the face of pain or grief.’ You have given us your everything including a courageously vulnerable moment. We, your WWE family, give you all of our love and support. #ThankYouRoman #NeverGiveUp— John Cena (@JohnCena) October 23, 2018 Roman Reigns: Leukemia Is In Remission Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles 2K announces global partnership for WWE 2K20 with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Videos Articleslast_img read more

823 WWE Live Results Bogota Colombia Kingston vs Bryan for the WWE

first_img WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia WhatsApp Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Facebook WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi ArabiaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:34 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 Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Daniel Bryan Videos Articles A.J. Styles Google+ Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Twitter Credit: @suh_ellenb 8/23 WWE Live Results: Bogota, Colombia— Kevin Owens def. Sami Zayn.— Andrade def. Matt Hardy.— Ember Moon def. Charlotte Flair.— The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) def. Fire and Desire (Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville).— Roman Reigns def. Samoa Joe in a Street Fight.— Shinsuke Nakamura def. Ali to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship.— Randy Orton def. Rey Mysterio.— Kofi Kingston w/ Big E def. Daniel Bryan w/ Erick Rowan to retain the WWE Championship.Source: lockswweresults.comThe Queen! #WWEBogota— SυєƖƖєη (@suh_ellenb) August 24, 2019 Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reignslast_img read more

Capital One breach spurs investigation by New York attorney general

first_img While the breach of Capital One data on Amazon Web Services’ cloud server started in March, the bank wasn’t aware of the infiltration until a security researcher notified the company through its responsible disclosure email on July 17. The FBI arrested the alleged hacker, Paige Thompson, 33, on Monday and said in court documents that she had posted details about the breach on a GitHub page in April. Thompson was an employee at Amazon Web Services from 2015 to 2016. This incident comes in the wake of news that Equifax may have to pay up to $700 million over a 2017 data breach. That breach of Equifax’s servers involved the Social Security numbers and home addresses of nearly 148 million Americans.  At an AWS conference in 2015, Capital One Chief Information Officer Rob Alexander said the bank had “worked closely with the Amazon team to develop a security model.” Thompson allegedly gained access to Capital One’s servers through a misconfigured firewall, according to court documents. Capital One said it didn’t believe that the data stolen was used for fraud or spread online, and estimates that the hack will cost the company $100 million to $150 million this year. James’ office had co-led the lawsuit against Equifax, after its 2017 breach, along with 49 other state attorney generals, resulting in the largest data breach settlement in history, with a potentially $700 million payment. The attorney general criticized Capital One for failing to provide safeguards that would have protected millions of people’s data. “It is becoming far too commonplace,” she said in a statement, “that financial institutions are susceptible to hacks, begging the questions: Why do these breaches continue to take place? And are companies doing enough to prevent future data breaches?Originally published at 6:58 a.m. PT.Updated at 7:05 a.m. PT: To include background details. Capital One Financial’s offices in San Francisco Stephen Shankland/CNET New York Attorney General Letitia James is opening an investigation into a massive hack of Capitol One that affects more than 100 million people. The call for the investigation comes less than a day after Capital One announced the breach. The breach affected people who applied for a credit card from the US bank over the last 14 years, with the theft of sensitive data including Social Security numbers, bank account numbers and about 1 million Canadian social insurance numbers. The hacker also stole victims’ names, addresses, ZIP codes, phone numbers, email addresses and dates of birth. “My office will begin an immediate investigation into Capital One’s breach, and will work to ensure that New Yorkers who were victims of this breach are provided relief. We cannot allow hacks of this nature to become every day occurrences,” James said in a statement. Capital One’s data breach and how criminals could use… 3 Now playing: Watch this: Tagscenter_img Security 1:50 Comments Share your voicelast_img read more

Another Indian man killed in beef row

first_imgA mob of more than 100 people in India’s Jharkhand lynched a 45-year-old Muslim trader on the suspicion of carrying beef in his car on Thursday afternoon, reports Hindustan Times.The incident happened on a day prime minister Narendra Modi warned against mob attacks on cattle traders, beef-eaters and dairy farmers, saying killing people in the name of protecting cows is unacceptable, says the Indian daily.Indian police said they “rescued” trader Alimuddin aka Asgar Ali from the attackers and he died in hospital.“Though injured, he was walking then. I think he died of shock,” Ramgarh sub-divisional police officer Shashi Prakash said.Pictures circulating on social media showed people hitting the man, meat pieces strewn on the road, and his car in flames. In one photo, a bloodied and dazed Alimuddin was caught minutes before his death, adds the English-language daily.This is the second attack this June by cow vigilantes in Jharkhand as a 200-strong mob thrashed a 55-year-old Muslim dairy owner and set his house ablaze after a cow carcass was found near his home in Giridih district on Tuesday.In May, people lynched four Muslim cattle traders at a village in Saraikelka Kharswan district after calling them child traffickers.Such attacks waged by so-called cow vigilantes in India have targeted mostly Muslims. Cows are considered sacred by many Hindus, and slaughtering cattle or eating beef is illegal or restricted across much of the country.Ali of Monua village in Ramgarh district, nearly 50km from Ranchi, was allegedly carrying four sacks of meat weighing around 200kg. The mob intercepted him at Bazartand, pulled him out of the van, and thrashed him.Police arrived in 30 minutes and took him to Sadar hospital, Ramgarh, where he was referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi. Ali died minutes after he was admitted to the bigger hospital.Jharkhand police spokesperson RK Mallick said Thursday’s murder could be the result of a professional rivalry.“Ali had a criminal record, and was an accused in the kidnapping and murder of a child. He traded in beef and had been getting calls for ransom from his business rivals and local criminals. Still, that does not give anyone the licence to kill him. We will arrest the killers soon,” he said.Security was beefed up in Ramgarh to check any flare-up as the district is communally sensitive.The chief minister’s office refused comments. But opposition parties criticised the BJP government for rise in mob attacks by self-styled cow protectors.State Congress chief Sukhdeo Bhagat alleged the mobs have the government’s clandestine support.“This can be judged by the uncaring approach of the chief minister, who neither visited nor met any family of the victims in the state till date,” he said..last_img read more

2 confectioners burnt to death in Shariatpur

first_imgRelatives of the deceased react after the fire incident at Palang Bazar in Sadar upazila of Shariatpur early Friday. Photo: Prothom AloTwo workers of a sweetmeat shop were burnt to death in a fire that broke out at Palang Bazar in Sadar upazila of Shariatpur early Friday.The deceased are Palash, 25, son of Rabindranath Sarker and Biswajit Sarkar, 20, son of Rupchan Sarkar of Rajoir upazila in Madaripur district.Maniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Palang Model police station, said the fire broke out at ‘Gopalghosh Sweetmeat’ in the bazar around 4:00am and spread soon.On information, four firefighting units from the nearest station rushed there and extinguished the blaze after four hours of frantic efforts.The firefighters later recovered the charred bodies from inside the shop.At least 16 shops including those of jewelry and hardware were gutted in the fire.The origin of the fire could not be known immediately.last_img read more