Kusal Perera top-scored with his ODI best score of 135 as Sri Lanka thrashed Ireland by 136 runs in the second one-day international at Malahide on Saturday to clinch the two-match series 2-0.After put in to bat, Sri Lanka posted 377/8, riding on the batting exploits from Perera and Seekkuge Prasanna (95). In reply, Ireland were bowled out for 241 with five overs to spare.For Ireland, Andy McBrine top-scored with a 79 while Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal finished with figures of 4 for 38.Sri Lanka recently lost a three-match Test series against England and will get involved in a five-match ODI series against England starting Tuesday at Trent Bridge.
Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova’s application to compete as an individual athlete has been accepted, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Friday.The former drugs cheat’s revelations helped expose the massive doping problem in her country and the middle-distance runner left Russia and went into hiding after disclosing the issue.Stepanova could now make a comeback as soon as July 6 in the 800m after European Athletics approved her participation at the continental championships in Amsterdam.MORE RUSSIAN ATHLETES REQUEST TO COMPETEThe IAAF said its doping review board unanimously accepted Stepanova’s application and that they had received more than 80 formal requests from Russian athletes seeking exceptional eligibility to compete in an individual capacity.”Stepanova is now eligible to compete in international competitions as an independent neutral athlete,” the IAAF said in a statement.European Athletics said it recognised Stepanova’s “exceptional contribution to the protection and promotion of clean athletes” and cleared her to compete in Amsterdam next week.”If Stepanova takes her place in Amsterdam, she will compete under the European Athletics flag and is scheduled to compete in the first round of the women’s 800m on Wednesday 6 July,” European Athletics said in a statement.It was still unclear, however, if the middle distance runner would now be eligible to compete at the Rio Olympics, with the IAAF saying it was up to organisers to decide.”Ms Stepanova’s participation as a neutral athlete in international competition is still subject to acceptance by the organiser of the competition in question, in accordance with the rules of that competition,” the IAAF said.advertisementIOC YET TO TAKE A CALLThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it would study the decision once it received the file from the IAAF.”The IOC has taken note of the IAAF press release,” it said in a statement.”As said before, the IOC will carefully study the case of Ms. Stepanova once the IAAF has passed on the file with all the available information as requested by the IOC.”Russian track and field athletes are suspended from competing anywhere after a series of reports, triggered by Stepanova’s revelations, painted a picture of systematic doping in the country and led to the launch of several investigations.The IAAF has said only some Russian track and field athletes fulfilling exceptional criteria, including repeated drugs testing outside Russia, can take part in the Rio Games under a neutral flag.The IOC, however, insists any Russian track and field athlete cleared to compete in the Games starting on August 5 would do so under the country’s flag, appeasing Moscow in the run-up to the Rio Games.More than 65 Russian athletes have since filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, saying they should not be punished along with drugs cheats.
Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos FC drew 2-2 against Swedish football club BK Hacken in a friendly match.Dynamos captain Frenchman Florent Malouda scored both the goals at the Bravida Arena here on Thursday, according to a release. The home team went ahead in the third minute through Alhassan Kamara and maintained the lead at halftime. (Also read: Delhi Dynamos FC 0-1 at West Brom after a brave show)Hacken increased the margin in the 55th minute when John Owoeri scored.(Also read: ISL: Delhi Dynamos sign former Real Madrid defender Ruben Gonzalez as marquee player)Dynamos reduced the arrears four minutes later through a penalty by Malouda who was fouled in the box. They then stepped up the pressure and equalised in the dying stages of the match when Malouda headed in.
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Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian Read more The Wales captain had – like his head coach, Warren Gatland – just been part of a third grand slam, the one survivor from 2008. He did well to rise from his seat unaided after twisting his knee in the opening quarter and crying out in pain. Wales had just lost one of their four players who had been part of a grand slam, George North, and the departure of their leader would have been, even for a tightly knit team, difficult to absorb.No chance. Wales have become a mirror image of their defence coach, Shaun Edwards, who once played most of a Wembley final for Wigan with a broken cheekbone. “It’s only pain,” he said a few years ago. “Fight through it.” And Jones did, heading the charge, carrying the ball more than any other Wales player and making the most dominant tackles in the match.Jones then sat in front of the media with Gatland, two constants of the past 11 years who have not always had the easiest relationship. In his younger days Jones’s maverick tendencies conflicted with Gatland’s notion of team discipline, stronger together. He publicly upbraided the second‑row in 2010 after he was sent to the sin‑bin at Twickenham for tripping Dylan Hartley. Read more Ireland’s mainstays, the set pieces and their strength over the ball, were largely neutralised and they again struggled to improvise when chasing a game. Wales were 16-0 ahead at half‑time and comfortably held on.Only Italy scored fewer tries in the tournament than Wales, the two sides not to secure a try-bonus point. But Wales had the hardest defence to break down, the only side not to concede a try bonus point. When they repelled Ireland time and again, it was as if Edwards were standing alongside them, urging them to embrace the hurt.Jones was Edwards’s voice. When Wayne Pivac takes over from Gatland at the end of the year, his first job should be to persuade the team’s exemplar to stir himself for another Six Nations campaign and continue to defy pain and time. Gatland described the act, which turned the match England’s way, as stupid and threatened to drop Jones. Although Jones led the British & Irish Lions in the absence of the injured Sam Warburton in the deciding Test in Australia in 2013 and Gatland turned to him occasionally with Wales, it was Rob Howley – in 2017 when the head coach was on sabbatical – who made Jones the permanent captain, relegating Warburton to the ranks.“Alun Wyn has matured gracefully,” Gatland said. “In the early years he was a bit hot-headed and temperamental, the one starting the fights in training. He is in a really good place at the moment and he has done a fantastic job this year leading the team. He is pretty valuable.”To Hadleigh Parkes, Wales’s try scorer against Ireland, Jones will go down as “one of the greats”. Parkes said: “He’s a leader, the one you look to, the one who always steps up and puts in a performance. He is a very humble man as well, all about this team. He is really enjoying his footy and I think he probably wishes he was 21 again. He certainly runs around as if he is.” Topics Six Nations’ team of the tournament: Wales and England dominate best XV Wales rugby union team Six Nations … 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. 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Alun Wyn Jones battles through pain to lead Wales to Six Nations glory Read more The crowd had left the ground to continue the celebrations after Wales’s 25-7 grand slam win against the champions, Ireland. As staff started to clear the stands of the rubbish that had contained beer and burgers, Alun Wyn Jones sat on his own on a seat at the front near the tunnel, nursing a bottle of water and absorbing the moment as he breathed in the silence after two hours of unabated noise and emotion. Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Ireland rugby union team Warren Gatland Since you’re here… features Share on Twitter No doubting that Warren Gatland’s Wales deserve their grand slam Rugby union Reuse this content Share via Email Jones is evidence that there is more than one way of being a team player, leading by the force of his personality. Under Gatland Wales have been the most successful side in the Six Nations, their 73% success record comparing with England’s 70 and Ireland’s 68. In the golden era between 1969 and 1980 Wales were at 77.7% and they then had a strong club base rather than four strapped regions. In the eight years before Gatland it was 40%.The Ireland game was a summary of the Gatland years. Wales kept it simple, rarely moving the ball wide and reducing one of Ireland’s most threatening players, Peter O’Mahony, to a spectator. The flanker, so influential in the November victory against New Zealand, made only one tackle as Wales targeted the ball‑carriers CJ Stander and Sean O’Brien. Six Nations 2019 Share on WhatsApp The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Share on Messenger
Leicester midfielder Praet insists they’re going for Europeby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City midfielder Dennis Praet insists they’re going for Europe this season.The Foxes are third in the Premier League table after seven matches, only behind Liverpool and Manchester City.He said, “We are trying to force European football.”That is what we are aiming for. It is going very well now, but there are teams behind us who will return and must do so, such as Tottenham and Arsenal.”We are enthusiastic and bring good football. European football is our goal and that would be a great step for Leicester.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 7: Head Coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches his team warm up before a game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)College football’s week four helped sort out some of the true contenders from the pretenders. Specifically in the Big Ten, a marquee matchup (Michigan-Wisconsin) turned into a blowout. In the process, it seemed clear that the Wolverines were a bit overhyped.With Week Four in the books, ESPN has revealed its Big Ten power rankings. And despite Michigan’s three-touchdown loss to the Badgers, the Wolverines didn’t see too much movement.Here are ESPN’s Big Ten power rankings for week five:Ohio StateWisconsinPenn StateIowaMichigan StateMichiganMarylandMinnesotaNebraskaNorthwesternPurdueIndianaIllinoisRutgersThe Wolverines dropped just one spot, going from No. 5 to No. 6, after their blowout loss to Wisconsin. It’s clear the Big Ten is lacking depth in regards to top-to-bottom conference strength. But one thing’s clear — the Buckeyes and the Badgers are the top conference championship contenders. Ohio State is currently ranked fifth while Wisconsin is eighth in the AP poll. The two teams meet in Columbus on Oct. 26.While Penn State and Iowa certainly pose a challenge, it’s clear OSU and Wisconsin are the league’s top two teams.The Nittany Lions and Hawkeyes still have a chance to make a statement though. PSU plays Ohio State and Iowa faces Wisconsin with both games coming in November.You can find the rest of ESPN’s conference power rankings here.
One crew member was reported deceased while fifteen more were injured in an LNG tanker explosion at the port of Aliaga, Turkey.At the time of the incident, the Italy-flagged tanker Syn Zania was anchored at the Petkim petrochemical plant operated by the Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR, media outlets cited Aliaga province’s sub-Governor Erhan Gunay as saying.He added that a Petkim worker was also hospitalized due to injuries sustained following the explosion, that occurred in the evening hours of June 1 at Petkim Pier 5.In a statement on the matter, Petkim said that a fire “broke out due to an unspecified reason during the connection to the Italian flagged Syn Zania for the filling of liquid hydrocarbons.”The fire was soon extinguished and teams at the site continued cooling works.Relevant authorities launched an investigation into the incident, while SOCAR informed that the operations at the petrochemical plant in Turkey’s western Izmir province continued.World Maritime News Staff
“The Nova Scotia government is ready and able to work with thisregion to realize new growth, new opportunities and new jobs,”added the premier. Premier Hamm and Mr. Hurlburt will meet with Yarmouth waterfrontofficials and register.com employees later this afternoon. Tonight, they are scheduled to meet with local municipal leadersfrom the Town of Yarmouth, Municipality of Yarmouth County andMunicipality of Argyle. The premier and cabinet will hold their weekly meeting Wednesdayafternoon, June 9, in West Pubnico at the Village historiqueacadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse on Old Church Road. Premier John Hamm is pleased with the economic progress made insouthwestern Nova Scotia over the last five years. “There is a new sense of optimism in this region that I didn’tsee when I first started making regular visits to the community,”Premier Hamm said today, June 8, at a breakfast meeting withNatural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt, Agriculture andFisheries Minister Chris d’Entremont, MLA Cecil O’Donnell and theYarmouth Chamber of Commerce. The premier reviewed a number of significant provincialinvestments in southwest Nova Scotia in recent years, including: a payroll rebate through Nova Scotia Business Inc. to attract register.com to Yarmouth. register.com now has more than 200 employees; the new Southwest Nova Correctional Facility, which has injected two million dollars into the local economy; a $705,000 expansion of the Burridge Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, which will provide new training opportunities to more than 80 local residents; major repaving projects this year on rural roads in areas like Brazil Lake/Pleasant Valley, as well as Hardscratch and Greenville roads; millions of dollars this year towards the completion of the Highway 103 Barrington Bypass and Highway 101 interchanges; multi-million dollar renovations of the Port Maitland Consolidated School and Yarmouth Consolidated High School; a contribution of $100,000 to the Tri-County Women’s Centre, offsetting a withdrawal of federal funding; investments in such local cultural organizations as the Yarmouth Regional Arts Centre and th’Yarc.
Local Area Office: 902-742-2415 Fax: 902-742-0649 Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Cribbons Point Road Cribbons Point Road, at the intersection of Route 337, east for about 1.7 kilometres, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Paving Projects Paving has started on three sections of road in Lunenburg. Sections being paved are: Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 Terence Bay Road, 7.7 kilometres Lower Prospect Road, 2.3 kilometres Lower Prospect Branch, 0.30 kilometres Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: West Side South River Road West Side South River Road, from the intersection of Highway 104 for five kilometres to the south, will be reduced to one lane for road construction until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic will be controlled by signs and traffic control people. Motorists are advised to use extra caution when travelling through the construction zone. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Trunk 7 Trunk 7, about 2.6 kilometres north of the Antigonish-Guysborough County line for about 8.3 kilometres, will have one-lane closures for repaving until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sackville River Overpass The Sackville River Overpass on Highway 102 southbound, south of Exit 4A, will have a left lane closure for bridge repairs until Saturday, July 21. Traffic control consists of a jersey barrier and speed reduction to 80 km/h. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 from Kempt Shore easterly to Sherman Lake Road will have one-lane closures for repaving until Sunday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Ogilvie Bridge Ogilvie Bridge on Route 357 in Meagher Grant will be closed for repairs until Wednesday, Aug 1. A detour is available on Cole Road and Wyse Road. Signs will be in place. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 302 Route 302 at the intersection of Trunk 2 running westerly to Trider Road will have one-lane closures for road work until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Trans-Canada 104 Trans-Canada 104, from Broadway Overpass easterly to Exit 29 at Barney’s River Station for about 8.10 kilometres will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, July 31, for repaving. Motorists will follow a pilot vehicle through a two-kilometre work zone. Wide load detour signs to be posted. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling through construction zone. Traffic control people will be on site. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Kearney Lake Road Kearney Lake Road and the Highway 102 northbound exit will have one-lane closures for intersection improvements, signal installation and widening until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 from the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border, easterly to the CNR overpass, will have a one-lane closure for paving from Thursday, July 5, to Tuesday, July 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Route 214 Route 214 from Park Road, to Trunk 14, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge The Old Baxters Mill Bridge near Baxters Harbour will be closed to replace the bridge until Thursday, Aug. 23. Detour route at Long Beach Road and Baxters Harbour Road. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 south and northbound lanes will have intermittent one-lane closures between Exit 11 (Stewiacke) and Exit 13A (Power Centre) for repaving until Tuesday, July 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 CONTINUING WORK ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Brickton Bridge The Brickton Bridge on Mount Hanley Road will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for repairs and painting until Friday, Aug. 17. Detour route at Trunk 1 to Lawrencetown Lane to Middle Road. Local Area Office: 902-756-2697 Fax: 902-756-3458 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Intersection of Salmon River, Brookside and Pictou Roads. Motorists are advised that a one-lane closure will take place at the intersection of Salmon River, Brookside and Pictou Roads for upgrades to the intersection until Wednesday, Oct 31. Traffic control people will be on site. The public is advised to use an alternate route if possible. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 344 Route 344 from the intersection at Trunk 16 easterly to MacPherson Lake Road will have intermittent one-lane closures for patching and repaving from Monday, July 23, until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday with occasional Saturdays. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax” 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Groves Point Road Groves Point Road, from Highway 105 to Groves Point Beach Park, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Sunday, Sept. 30. The detour is St. James Road. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-638-3150 Fax: 902-638-3356 KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7 metre height restriction and 15 tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 Work is expected to continue until Sunday, Sept. 30. Motorists are advised there will be lane closures and to expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Lawrencetown River Bridge Lawrencetown River Bridge on Highway 207 near Lawrencetown Beach will be closed until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic will be directed through the site on a temporary bridge regulated by traffic lights until the replacement is completed. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Highway 125 in Cape Breton Regional Municipality from Exit 2 to Exit 4 will be reduced to one lane until Sunday, Sept. 30. The detour is Keltic Drive. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from west of Addington Forks, west for 6.5 kilometers, will be reduced to one lane for road construction until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic will be controlled by signs and traffic control people. Motorists are advised to use extra caution when travelling through the construction zone. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16 from the intersection at Larry’s River Road northerly to Church Street will have intermittent one-lane closures for patching and repaving from Monday, July 23, until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday with occasional Saturdays. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 RICHMOND COUNTY: Route 320 Traffic on Route 320 will be reduced to one lane from north of the intersection of Route 206 near Arichat north for 4.5 kilometres toward D’Escousse to allow for repaving. Work will take place between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. and traffic will be controlled by traffic control people. The project is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, July 31. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 306 Route 306 from Acres Road southeasterly to the intersection of Route 349 and Route 306 in Sambro, 4.5 kilometres will be reduced to one lane at various locations until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels, pilot vehicle and traffic control people. Motorists are advised to be caution while travelling through marked work site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 327 Traffic on Route 327 (Marion Bridge Highway) is reduced to one lane for repaving from the intersection of Caribou Marsh Road south for six kilometres, until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic will be controlled by traffic control people. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax” 902-794-5141 Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Three Sections Paving has started on three sections of road in Halifax Regional Municipality. Sections being paved are: NEW WORK PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. Local Area Office: 902-742-0587 Fax: 902-742-6000 INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105 from Victoria/Inverness county line westerly about 3.5 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for clearing and repaving until to Friday, Aug. 31. Pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-3732 Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-1776 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 105 There will be one-lane closures on Highway 105 from one kilometre east of the Highway 125 interchange, (before Ed’s Playland), easterly to the bridge near the Marine Atlantic Terminal, for ditching, pipe work, and repaving. The work is scheduled to be completed Sunday, Sept. 30. A detour is available on Gannon Road. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-4671 Fax: 902-543-5596 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Highway 125 in Cape Breton Regional Municipality from Exit 2 to Exit 4 will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Sunday, Sept. 30. A detour route is available via Keltic Drive. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 KINGS COUNTY: Oak Island Road Oak Island Road between West Brooklyn Road and Avonport will be closed to build a wall until Friday, July 27. A detour route is available via West Brooklyn Road. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-384-2599 Fax: 902-384-3275 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Brooklyn Road Brooklyn Road at the intersection of Highway 101 in Yarmouth County is closed to traffic for construction of a new underpass until Friday, Aug. 31. Drivers are asked to take an alternate route. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Port Maitland Bridge Port Maitland Bridge on the Main Shore Road is closed for replacement until Friday Aug. 3. Traffic control consists of detour signs and traffic control people. There is a detour on Main Shore Road and Quaco Road. Northfield Road, from Silver Road to McKeen Road at Upper Northfield Osborne Road, from Lower Branch Road in New Germany to end of chip seal Zwicker Mill Road, from Route 208 to Trunk 10. Work is expected to continue until Friday, Aug. 31. Motorists control people will be on site. Motorist can expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge, on Route 348 near Pictou Landing, is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. RICHMOND COUNTY: Black River Bridge Black River Bridge in Dundee will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, July 31, for repairs. Traffic control consists of signals. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 111 Highway 111, eastbound and westbound, from the Windmill Road overpass to Lake Micmac and Lake Banook will have lane closures at various locations until late July for construction. Two travel lanes will remain open for commuters from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Halifax bound, and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dartmouth bound. At least one travel lane will remain open at all other times. Motorists are advised to use extra caution when travelling through the work site, and be prepared for delays. Traffic is controlled by traffic control people, signs, cones and barrels. Work is expected to take place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday (some weekend work may take place). Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 VICTORIA COUNTY: Old Margaree Road Overpass Highway 105 at Old Margaree Road Overpass in Baddeck will be closed for Bridge painting until Friday, July 27. Traffic control consists of traffic signals for detour. Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-532-2844 Fax: 902-532-7092 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125, Leitches Creek Bridge The eastbound lanes of Highway 125, over Leitches Creek, will be reduced to one lane, 24 hours a day, until Sunday, Sept 30. This will allow concrete repairs, waterproofing, and repaving of the bridge deck. Drivers should use extra caution and be prepared for traffic delays in the construction area. Keltic Drive is available as a detour. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Barronsfield Road Barronsfield Road at the intersection of Route 242 in River Hebert northerly for six kilometres will have one-lane closures for gravelling and paving until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-798-6885 Fax: 902-798-2927 Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-542-6342 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sedgiwich Bridge Sedgiwich Bridge, near the intersection of the Arhibald Brook Road and the Higginsville Road, will be closed until Sunday, Sept. 30, for replacement. Traffic will be routed through the site over a one-lane temporary bridge controlled with traffic lights starting early to mid July. -30- DIGBY-YARMOUTH COUNTIES: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 from Darling Lake, Yarmouth Co., to Salmon River, Digby Co., will be reduced to one lane for a paving project until Tuesday, July 31. Traffic control will consist of a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“While recognizing that the driving force behind this state of affairs is rooted in security concerns, I encourage the Government to review the laws and practices relating to civil society organizations and freedom of assembly, and also to order all security forces to refrain from violating internationally recognized instruments guaranteeing the right to freedom of association,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said at the end of a three-day visit.She cited Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and Article 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – a binding treaty that has been ratified by Algeria – as examples of those instruments. During her visit – the first ever by a UN Human Rights Commissioner – Ms. Pillay met with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and a wide range of Government and judicial officials, parliamentarians and representatives of civil society organizations engaged in human rights work, as well as the head of Algeria’s national human rights institution, the National Consultative Commission for the Promotion of Human Rights.In her remarks, the human rights chief noted that freedom of expression in relation to the media has improved considerably in recent years, leading to a “feisty, probing and relatively fearless local press,” while emerging new political freedoms have been illustrated by the large number of political parties represented in Algeria’s Parliament since elections in May. “However, the rights to freedom of association and freedom of assembly for various other sectors of society – such as civil society organizations, human rights defenders and trade unions – is cause for concern and may even have deteriorated over the past year, partly as a result of an apparent clampdown by security forces drawing on the controversial Article 100 of the Penal Code, and partly because of the widely criticized restrictions contained in the new Law on Associations adopted last December,” Ms. Pillay said..She noted that civil society organizations are part of the “life-blood of a free, democratic society” where the human rights of all individuals are upheld in accordance with international standards set by States.The human rights official particularly highlighted the role played by non-governmental organizations in providing “one of the essential checks and balances that helps create a better human rights environment,” such as through helping fight for the rights of the most vulnerable sections of society, as well as helping uphold the rule of law by exposing corruption and other abuses.“To fulfil their potential, they must be allowed to operate without undue impediments,” Ms. Pillay said. “I have therefore been very concerned to hear that not only are they facing legal and bureaucratic restraints in Algeria, but some of their members are also being frequently harassed, intimidated and arbitrarily arrested by the security forces, and are not being offered sufficient protection against these abusive practices by the existing legal framework.”In her remarks, the High Commissioner also welcomed Algeria’s ratification of almost all major international human rights treaties, and the fact that, during her visit, the Government had shown interest in ratifying two of the main treaties which it has not yet ratified – the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, with the latter being a mechanism which enables regular unannounced inspections by international and national bodies of places of detention. “By ratifying this protocol in addition to the parent Convention against Torture, which it ratified in 1989, Algeria would significantly strengthen its defences against any future return to the days when torture was commonplace,” Ms. Pillay said.She added, “Similarly, ratifying the Convention on Enforced Disappearances would signal that the State is equally determined never to see a repetition of the terrible situation in the 1990s when several thousand people were forcibly disappeared by both the rebel forces and state security apparatus.”Ms. Pillay said she was encouraged to hear that the Algerian Government has decided to accept a long-standing request of the independent UN body of experts known as the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, to visit the country to provide advice on how to deal with the issue of enforced disappearances.
LARs differ from armed drones and other remotely controlled weapons systems because they have the ability to decide when to attack a target, Christof Heyns, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, stressed.“While drones still have a ‘human in the loop’ who takes the decision to use lethal force, LARs have on-board computers that decide who should be targeted,” Mr. Heyns said as he presented his latest report to the UN Human Rights Council.“War without reflection is mechanical slaughter,” he added. “In the same way that the taking of any human life deserves as a minimum some deliberation, a decision to allow machines to be deployed to kill human beings deserves a collective pause worldwide.”While much of their development is shrouded in secrecy, robots with full lethal autonomy have not yet been deployed, according to Mr. Heyns’ report. However, robotic systems with various degrees of autonomy and attack capability are currently in useHe cites, for example, Samsung Techwin surveillance and security guard robots, deployed in the demilitarized zone between the two countries of the Korean peninsula, which detect targets through infrared sensors. They are currently operated by humans but have an “automatic mode.”The United States’ Navy’s Phalanx gun system, he adds, automatically detects, tracks and engages threats such as anti-ship missiles and aircraft. Israel’s Harpy system is designed to detect and destroy radar emitters. In addition, the British Taranis drone prototype can search, identify and locate enemies, but can only engage a target when authorized by mission command. He says that further development of such systems and their decision-making capability may make it easier for States to go to war; and raises the question whether they can be programmed to comply with the requirements of international humanitarian law, “especially the distinction between combatant and civilians and collateral damage.” “Beyond this, their deployment may be unacceptable because no adequate system of legal accountability can be devised for the actions of machines,” he stated as part of his analysis of potential violations of the rights to life and human dignity, should the use of LARs materialize. Mr. Heyns urged the Human Rights Council to call on all States “to declare and implement national moratoria on the production, assembly, transfer, acquisition, deployment and use of LARs, until a framework on the future of LARs has been established.” He invited the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to convene or to work with other UN bodies to convene a High Level Panel on LARs to articulate this framework. The Special Rapporteur stressed that engaging with the risks posed by LARs right now, before further development, would provides an opportunity for reflection that would contrast to other revolutions in military affairs, where serious consideration mostly began after the emergence of new methods of war. “The current moment may be the best we will have to address these concerns,” he said.
Pitching. It’s a common denominator in baseball. Everyone from high school coaches around the country to major league managers often claim pitching as the No. 1 reason why they’re succeeding or failing.The Ohio State baseball team is no exception. While the Buckeyes appear to have a strong, balanced lineup and an athletic team in the field, questions surround the pitching staff. OSU returns its top two starters and top setup man, but doubts remain regarding the rest the Buckeye pitchers. Of course, OSU has one pitcher they can rely upon.The numbers junior right-hander Alex Wimmers put up last season were quite remarkable. The 2009 first-team All-American and Big Ten co-Pitcher of the Year went 9-2 and led the Big Ten with 136 strikeouts last season. Wimmers held batters to a .211 batting average and opposing batters hit a measly .193 against him with two outs.Furthermore, on May 2 against Michigan, Wimmers fanned 14 Wolverines and threw the first nine-inning no-hitter in the 125-year history of OSU baseball. Wimmers worked hard in the offseason to prepare to shoulder the load again for the Buckeyes.“Conditioning-wise, I improved my stamina, I worked hard in the weight room,” said Wimmers, a projected first-round pick in June’s MLB draft. “What I like to do is to put a lot of pressure on myself in carrying this team. I do the best I can and try to stay in there as long as I can on Friday nights to set the pitching for the rest of the weekend.”The 2010 preseason All-American and undisputed staff ace has some lofty goals for the upcoming season.“I want to repeat as [Big Ten] Pitcher of Year. I’d like to lead the country in strikeouts if I can,” Wimmers said. “I want to limit my walks and have an ERA under three.”Coach Bob Todd, in his 22nd year coaching the Buckeyes, admits he might have to rely a bit more on Wimmers this season given the pitching staff’s uncertainty.“We’ve talked about that. We’re never going to do anything to hurt him. He’s got too much of a bright future,” Todd said. “If we can nurse an extra inning or so out of him, we’re certainly going to do it. It’s all going to depend on pitch counts, especially earlier in the season.”Anchoring the No. 2 spot in the rotation is junior Dean Wolosiansky. The 6-foot-5-inch, 225 pound right-hander went 11-2 last season with an ERA of 6.04. However, Wolosiansky is 12-2 in his career in conference play and has shown a knack for escaping trouble, as he induced 14 double plays last year.The Buckeyes lost a big piece of their bullpen from last season with the departure of senior closer Jake Hale. A first-team All-American who was drafted in the 27th round of last June’s draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Hale saved 18 games last year for OSU. Hale also had an ERA of 1.31 and struck out 67 in 55 innings pitched.For now, Hale’s replacement will be right-hander Drew Rucinski. Last season, the junior led OSU with 12 wins and was second in the Big Ten in appearances. Todd thinks Rucinski could contribute in a number of roles.“For the first couple of weeks he is going to be our closer, [however] at some point in time he might be our No.3 starter.” Todd said. “We used him as our setup guy last year, so he’s really been flexible. We feel comfortable wherever we put him.”The team might also have to rely on younger players to eat up innings during the season. Brett McKinney, a freshman right-hander from Hamilton, Ohio, who impressed coaches during last fall’s Scarlet and Gray World Series, might see substantial action early in the season.“McKinney is going to be the key.” Todd said. “You never know what you’re going to get out of freshmen, but what he showed us in the fall is that he is going to have a chance to contribute and contribute quickly.”
Technosub has signed as Schwing Bioset’s mining distributor for Canada. With headquarters in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and nine locations across Canada, Technosub is recognised for its innovative and fully integrated pumping solutions in the mining and industrial water management sectors. The company sells, rents, manufactures, and repairs pumps and pumps components.President & CEO of Technosub, Eric Beaupre, stated, “Schwing Bioset is a great complement to our line of mining and industrial products and integral engineering solutions. This allows our sales and engineering team to provide even more value and integral solutions to our customers, not just in Canada, but around the world.”John Brown, Schwing Bioset Mining Sales Engineer, and the Schwing Bioset management team are excited about this promising partnership. Brown notes that, “Our positive displacement pump will be part of Technosub’s integral solutions, and in some applications part of the Mudwizard system, so Technosub will have the capability of global distribution of Schwing Bioset.” The Mudwizard system is designed to easily manage underground sludge while lowering operations costs.The Technosub providesengineered solutions to the mining market globally, and supports Schwing Bioset’s mission of offering the best high solids content slurries-paste transportation and handling solutions in the mining industry.
Monday 3 Apr 2017, 7:52 AM Short URL 11,544 Views 1 Comment Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/margouillat photo By Sean Murray http://jrnl.ie/3320880 Image: Shutterstock/margouillat photo Apr 3rd 2017, 7:52 AM The 9 at 9: Monday Here’s all the news you need to know this morning. EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #TUSLA: Six Irish children were sent to psychiatric units abroad in last two years – but ‘no records exist’ before that.2. #HOUSE PRICES: The asking price for a typical three-bed semi in Dublin has risen to €290,000.3. #LE CHÉILE: At the launch of a report on a community-based mentoring and family support service, one man outlined the horrendous abuse he received at the hands of his father.4. #DAY 11: Talks may take place between Bus Éireann management and the unions as the strike rumbles on.5. #JOB SURGE: Business group Ibec has predicted an extra 50,000 new jobs will be created this year.6. #TRAGIC: There are 43 children among the 254 dead in the Colombian mudslide.7. #TRUMP CARD: Donald Trump has said that if China doesn’t help to solve the North Korea problem, the US is willing to go it alone.8. #ORKAMBI: The life of a 25-year-old who suffers from cystic fibrosis has changed significantly since a liver transplant in 2012, and she has called for an opt-out system for organ donation in Ireland.9. #LIMERICK: A man in his 20s has died following a fatal road crash in Limerick.
A massive, 800-pound bison in North Carolina is going viral online after she did a crazy “happy dance” to celebrate the first day of spring.On Thursday, North Carolina Zoo posted a 48-second video of the galloping bison, which shows the hilarious animal bucking across an open prairie, dropping to the ground, and rolling in chewed-up grass and mud. As of this morning, the video has generated almost 100,000 views and more than 1,000 shares on Facebook. Debbie Foster Fuchs, the zoo’s spokesperson, told the Charlotte Observer that the bison is named Calf, and she’s part of the zoo’s small herd of American Bison. The other female bison are named Libby, Lucy, and Nohorn, a bison that doesn’t have any horns. According to the zoo’s website, American Bison can weigh up to 1,000 pounds. Despite their large frames, these animals can reach run speeds of 40 mph and use their heads as plows in winter weather to dig up plants. Interestingly enough, bison are also crepuscular, meaning that they rest during the heat of the day.More on Geek.com:This Tiny Bird Made One of the Longest Migrations EverGigantic, Rare Sunfish Randomly Washes Up on a Beach in AustraliaChina Clones the ‘Sherlock Holmes of Police Dogs’ Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on target
The city of La Center released a report Thursday detailing a private investigator’s conclusions about allegations of hostility and harassment among top city administrators.The investigation stemmed from a 37-page letter written in May by then-interim Police Chief Erin Nolan, who now works as a chief deputy for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. In the document, Nolan relays numerous accusations of impropriety — including nepotism, cronyism, discrimination and intimidation — that she’d heard from city employees. Nolan sent the letter to Derek Bryan, a risk manager with the Association of Washington Cities. Bryan then commissioned Jim Webber, a private investigator from Kirkland, to look into the allegations. Webber wrapped up his investigation earlier this month, essentially exonerating everyone mentioned in Nolan’s letter and declining to draw conclusions about cases where he said he didn’t find enough evidence. He reached the findings following interviews with 19 current and former city employees, including Nolan, Mayor Jim Irish, Public Works Director Jeff Sarvis and Finance Director Suzanne Levis.Sarvis and Levis — who live together — found themselves at the center of much of the criticism in Nolan’s letter. According to the document, employees had concerns about the pair’s personal relationship and their influence over Irish.
Porters and cleaners based at St Mary’s Hospital and employed by food services and facilities management organisation Sodexo are hosting a protest picnic today (Wednesday 19 June 2019) in relation to an ongoing pay dispute.The Paddington-based staff, who are members of the trade union GMB, will hold the protest picnic between 12pm and 2pm, outside the main gates of St Mary’s Hospital.According to GMB, the dispute regards a two-tier wage system, which sees the majority of Sodexo’s staff paid at the national living wage rate of £8.21 an hour. The trade union argues, however, that a small portion are being paid £11 an hour for performing the same work.The wage system impacts around 1,100 cleaners and porters employed by Sodexo at St Mary’s Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital.GMB is seeking equal, backdated wages for all employees and has refused Sodexo’s commitment to raise pay next year.Michael Dooley, local official at GMB, said: “Anyone who has been in a London hospital knows what the cleaning staff and porters do, caring for patients or cleaning human waste, blood and vomit. Those visitors would be appalled to know that those hardworking staff are only paid the minimum wage.“GMB intend to highlight the poverty pay by holding a well-deserved picnic for the staff outside the hospital in Praed Street, Paddington, on Wednesday 19 June. GMB protests will continue outside St Mary’s, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals in the Three Hospitals Pay Campaign.”A spokesperson at Sodexo added: “Our bid for the new facilities management contract at Imperial NHS Trust proposes to pay the London living wage as the minimum pay rate from April 2020. If this is successful, we will pass this pay increase on to our teams.”
Cunnion declined to revel terms of the deal, but saidHealthcommunities.com—which averages 1.5 million monthly uniquesviewing content in 30 patient communities formed around topics such asoncology and allergies—will jump the interactive share of MediZine’soverall revenues to about 20 percent.Key value drivers were the site’s profit and ability to organicallyattract and keep traffic. “The two things that helped us determinevalue was a strong bottom line—there’s actually a profit in thebusiness—and their ability to sustain and grow traffic onlineorganically,” he said.MediZine is a portfolio investment of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, whichis also an investor in Red 7 Media, the parent company of FOLIO: andFOLIO: Alert. The healthcare media market just ticked off a rare, for these days,acquisition. MediZine, a consumer health education media company,bought Healthcommunities.com, an 11-year-old Web site that produces physician-developed content. The deal, according to MediZine president Mike Cunnion, quicklybolsters the company’s online presence. “As the world has evolved andconsumers have relied on online information sites, that’s been amassive change in our world,” he said. “For us, it related to a growthstrategy and becoming less reliant on one particular channel.” Cunnion noted that while the print brands reach doctors’ offices andpharmacy counters and 2.5 million homes, MediZine, until about 18months ago, didn’t have significant reach online. “We’ve been doingorganic efforts on our own, but we know what a long growth process thatis,” he said.
ADC AUTHOR Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation recently announced it has awarded more than $120,000 in academic scholarships to residents living in privatized military housing owned and managed by Balfour Beatty Communities.The scholarships were awarded to high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students attending accredited educational or technical institutions. The majority of scholarships were granted to students of military families living in military homes owned by Balfour Beatty Communities throughout the U.S.“We’re proud to have the opportunity to help these students take this important step in achieving their goals,” said Kathy Grim, board member of the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation. “The promise and potential of so many students came through in their essays, and it’s a true honor to be able to invest in the academic careers of our residents. We look forward to continuing this tradition for years to come.”Residents at communities across 22 states received scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Scholarships are awarded based on an essay submission as well as students’ academic achievements, GPA, community involvement and financial need. The scholarships are given as part of the foundation’s ongoing goal to encourage and promote the pursuit of education and commitment to community leadership.Photo provided by Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation