Shooter Bindra included elite ISSF panel

first_imgBeijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra has been included in the Athletes Committee of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).The ace rifle shooter was nominated to the committee by the Nation Rifle Association of India (NRAI) with an aim of making a contribution towards the development of the sport.The former world champion was chosen by shooters from across the world who voted for him in the elections held during the World Championships at Munich earlier this year, a statement issued by Bindra’s media manager said on Monday.”Bindra with his vast experience will definitely be an asset to this committee and will positively contribute towards the betterment of the shooting sport,” the statement said.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Eduard Folayang focused on takedown defense for Shinya Aoki rematch

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end View comments 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policycenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eduard Folayang just knows exactly what to do to beat Shinya Aoki again in their ONE title rematch later this month.Folayang stopped Aoki in the third round the first time they met back in November 2016 and the Filipino MMA superstar is determined to put up a repeat performance.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Folayang and Aoki headline ONE: A New Era on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.The inaugural show in Japan is ONE Championship’s biggest card yet with four world titles on the line.The event also marks the promotional debut of Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez, two of the brightest fighters today.ADVERTISEMENT PBA: Even with Yeng Guiao thrown out, NLEX still overpowers Alaska MOST READ His fight plan? Avoid getting taken down by the Japanese legend, who is known for his superb grappling.“As much as possible, I will not give him the opportunity to bring me down to the mat,” Folayang said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe 35-year-old Folayang had a solid takedown defense in their first bout and he aims to even be better in the rematch.“It all boils down to how well I defend myself from his takedowns, knowing how expertly he moves with this sole purpose in mind. Takedown defense is a very important part of my training right now, and I am constantly improving in this area.”last_img read more

Devastated Ben Stokes keen to move on from Brathwaite beating

first_imgEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes says he was left devastated by his last over horror show in the World Twenty20 final against West Indies and has yet to watch a re-run of Carlos Brathwaite hitting him for four straight sixes.The 24-year-old, who had earned plaudits for his efforts in the last over of England’s semi-final win over New Zealand, was tasked with bowling the final over on Sunday in Kolkata with the West Indies needing an unlikely 19 from it to win.But Brathwaite slugged Stokes’ first four deliveries for giant sixes to give the West Indies their second World Twenty 20 title and leave the Englishman on his haunches looking close to tears.”I thought, ‘I’ve just lost the World Cup’. I couldn’t believe it,” Stokes was quoted as saying by British newspaper The Daily Telegraph on Friday.”I didn’t know what to do. It took me so long to get back on my feet. I didn’t want to get back up. It was like the whole world had come down on me. There weren’t any good things going through my mind. It was just complete devastation.”Stokes, who had given up just three runs in the final over against New Zealand, said he was still confident of closing out victory against the West Indies even after Brathwaite had clubbed his first two deliveries over the rope.”After the first six I thought, ‘Oh God’, but I was backing myself. I had been in that type of situation for four weeks in all my training so it was not a case of holding anything back and thinking I hope I get this one in, because I knew I could do it,” Stokes said.advertisement”I haven’t watched it back yet because I don’t want to bring myself to do that at this stage so I don’t know how much I missed it by but as a bowler you have a feeling as soon as you let go whether or not you have got a yorker right and it felt like I had.”Stokes was subject to ridicule in his native New Zealand, and two radio presenters were suspended after they broadcast a conversation with his mother on air as she tried to defend her son against the criticism.Stokes said despite the experience in the final he would not be shirking the responsibility of bowling at the death again.”Some days they go well. Some days they don’t,” he added.”That was a bad day but I won’t be shying away from it. You almost want it to happen because if you nail it everyone forgets (the final).”last_img read more

Carriers Add Ships to Ease US West Coast Congestion Woes

first_imgzoom Container ships deployed on Transpacific routes have experienced delays of up to three weeks as congestion gridlocks the U.S. West Coast ports, according to Alphaliner. The current congestion is the worst one ever recorded in the U.S. history, and carriers are deploying additional vessels to lessen additional costs caused by the delays.Alphaliner explains that this extra tonnage is necessary to keep in line with sailing schedules and move container equipment now stranded in the West Coast ports across the Pacific.Carriers have so far introduced 36 new ships with combined capacity of 233,000 TEUs to the FE-USWC trade.But the cloud looming over the West Coast ports has brought a silver lining to the U.S. East Coast ports, with the diversion of cargo from West to East increasing demand in the FE-USEC trade and propelling the spot rates on the route to historic levels.World Maritime News Staff; Image: POLBlast_img read more

Teachers Gather for First Gaelic Summer Institute

first_img“Ciamar a tha thu?” will replace “How are you?” as the standardgreeting this week as teachers gather for a summer institute onGaelic language and culture in Mabou, Inverness Co. The institute is a first for Nova Scotia, with a focus onteaching Gaelic through language instruction and culturalexperiences. “Through this institute, teachers are learning more about how toshare both the Gaelic language and culture with their students,”said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “As a result, young NovaScotians will have a greater appreciation of the Gaels’ role inthis province’s past, present and future.” More than 30 musicians, historians, researchers, artists,teachers and students will help deliver the daily workshops thatwill be attended by about 30 teachers and other interestedindividuals. Key presenters include CBC journalist LindenMacIntyre and Gaelic recording artist Mary Jane Lamond. Teachers will receive daily Gaelic lessons and instruction onteaching the language from Andy MacDonald, an immersion teacherfrom Scotland. His participation in the institute was facilitatedby the memorandum of understanding between the Scottish HighlandCouncil and the Province of Nova Scotia. In addition to learning about teaching, the language educators will get a taste of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic culture. They willsample traditional square dancing, music, story telling and amilling frolic — in which participants pound wool while singingsongs. The teachers will also visit several cultural andhistorical locations in Inverness Co. The workshops are designed to benefit a range of teachers,including those who teach the Gaelic language, social studies,art, music, Canadian history, cultural industries 11, Gaelicstudies 11, tourism 11, and dance 11. The institute is taking place in Mabou because of its strong Gaelic community and heritage. From the late 18th century untilthe mid-19th century, Scottish immigrants who settled innortheastern Nova Scotia formed distinct communities where Gaelicand its associated cultural expressions have been carried on forgenerations. The Gaelic summer institute runs from today, July 5 to Friday,July 9 at Dalbrae Academy. It is one of many professionaldevelopment opportunities offered by the Department of Educationduring the summer. A complete list of the department’s 2004summer institutes is available at . The Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage is supporting theinstitute by paying Mr. MacDonald’s travel expenses andaccommodations within Nova Scotia. The Scottish Highland Councilis paying for his travel to and from the province.last_img read more

More Health Services for South Shore Students

first_imgSouth Shore students who need health advice and services will find it easier to get help right in their schools. Expanded services announced today, Oct. 2, will give every junior and senior high school in Lunenburg and Queens counties regular access to a health counsellor. “Sometimes students don’t know where to turn when they have questions about their health, and schools are a safe, convenient place to get answers,” said Education Minister Ramona Jennex. “By putting more health workers in schools and expanding programs like SchoolsPlus, we are working as a community to support the well-being of our students.” The province, South Shore Health and the South Shore Regional School Board have worked together to provide four health counsellors and two mental health clinicians in schools. “It is great news that we are getting health counselling services right here at our school,” said Dana Young, student council president at New Germany Rural High School. “It is a wonderful addition that all our students will be able to use.” The investment supports the province’s commitment in the recently released mental health and addictions strategy to put mental health clinicians in all SchoolsPlus schools. “We have heard from parents and youth who have been asking for mental health supports in schools for students,” said Lunenburg West MLA Gary Ramey, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson. “With the addition of two mental health clinicians in the South Shore School board, we are helping to ensure that children and adolescents are receiving the supports they need to thrive in school.” Counsellors visit each school on a regular basis, and students who want information or help on mental health, sexual health, or addiction issues can drop in or arrange an appointment. Counsellors work closely with other health professionals and the programs and services offered through SchoolsPlus to make sure students receive all the help they need. “This new level of service demonstrates the ongoing partnership to help support our youth,” said Janet Simm, vice-president of South Shore Health. “To meet the health needs of youth, we need to meet them where they are. This program does that.”last_img read more

Lok Sabha passes bill to reform medical education sector

first_imgNew Delhi: The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on July 22, has been passed in the Lower House on Monday. Once the NMC Bill would get passed by the Rajya Sabha, it would replace the 63-year-old Medical Council of India (MCI) with the commission to reform the medical education sector.While moving the bill for consideration in the Lok Sabha on Monday, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said, “Genuine concerns over the NMC Bill have been addressed and the legislation will be one of the biggest reforms.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The NMC Bill also seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act 1956, stating that the council that was set up was corrupt. It has been alleged that the process by which the MCI regulated medical colleges was flawed. Hailing the bill, Vardhan said, “It seeks to put in place a new structure to tackle challenges in the medical education sector. It would bring not only government seats but also 50 per cent of all private seats within the reach of meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”The Bill is not anti-federal as the states will give the medical-essentiality certificates, not the Centre. The state governments will be fully involved with the running of the councils, not the Centre,” Vardhan said. “The NMC Bill is anti-vested interests. It will help us move away from inspection-raj. It will select one-time and full-time regulators,” the minister said. The Health Minister has also sought to assure that genuine concerns of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have been addressed. “When history will be written… it (bill) will go down as one of the biggest reforms,” he noted. Vardhan also thanked the House for participating in the debate on the NMC Bill Commission. In total 32 members participated in the discussion. “Basic intention of the government through this Bill is to ensure the utmost standards of medical education. Nobody should have any apprehensions about the intention,” Vardhan assures the House. Participating in the discussion, Congress member Vincent Pala, who opposed the bill, criticised the proposal to “replace elected members with nominated members” on the Medical Council Board. Pala also asked how the integrity of members of the board would be decided. “The new bill lacks vision and lacks structural integrity. You are replacing elected members with nominated members,” he said. Coming down heavily on the bill, DMK leader A Raja termed it as “anti-poor, anti-social justice, undemocratic and anti-federalism”. He said that the bill is a “joke” on the people of the country as it would encourage corruption and nepotism in the medical profession. Participating in the discussion, Trinamool Congress member Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar said that the bill was against the basic principle of federalism and unacceptable as it would jeopardise the future of students. The TMC MP also slammed the move to conduct “exit examination” for medical students, saying it would put undue pressure on students. “This is unwarranted and a shame,” she said. Among others, the bill has the provision for making national standards in medical education uniform by proposing that the final year MBBS exam be treated as an entrance test for PG and a screening test for students who graduate in medicine from foreign countries.last_img read more

Philippines funds desperately needed for millions devastated by typhoons UN says

24 January 2007Only 7 per cent of the total funds needed to allow millions to recover from destructive typhoons that have struck the Philippines since last September have been received, the United Nations and its partners announced today. The UN and its partners appealed for $46 million in December after four successive typhoons left over 1,400 people dead or missing in their wake and affected more than 7 million. Thus far, apart from Canada and the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), very few donors have made substantial contributions. “Funds are needed immediately to implement urgently needed assistance and to kickstart crucial recovery measures,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release. Of the millions affected, the most vulnerable include a half million people in the Bicol region alone who need emergency shelter kits so that they can leave crowded evacuation centres. Those whose lives have been disrupted will require food aid as well as clean water, sanitation facilities and strengthened health systems to ward off potential disease outbreaks. “Hundreds of thousands of people in the Bicol region and others devastated by the typhoons will receive assistance more quickly and be able to start rebuilding their lives if the humanitarian community receives the necessary funding to provide emergency aid,” said Nileema Noble, UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines. The World Food Programme (WFP), in conjunction with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) Care, the Philippines National Red Cross and Plan, is distributing food aid to almost 100,000 in three provinces, and plan to bolster assistance over the coming months. Although diseases such as diarrhoea spread by crowded conditions and poor hygiene facilities have been kept under control, there is still a need to strengthen the disease surveillance system, as well as rehabilitate damaged hospitals and clinics. The UN World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the NGO Medicins Sans Frontieres and the health ministries of Indonesia and Malaysia, among other organizations, have provided the Philippines Department of Health with much-needed emergency health kits, medical supplies, maternal health kits and roving health care teams. UNICEF is also joining with the NGO Oxfam and other partners to secure clean water supplies and safe sanitation, especially for people living in overcrowded evacuation centres. read more

Partnerships and resources vital to achieving antipoverty goals says UN official

“We are faced with a choice: will the MDGs become another one of those promises the international community has made, but not kept? Or can we all rise to meet the internationally agreed challenge?” asked Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), referring to the Millennium Development Goals.“The answer to me is clear: the MDGs must be met, they can be met, and we must do everything we can to ensure that they are met. The world’s poorest deserve no less,” she told an event on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s annual General Debate. Miss Clark noted that from a global perspective, progress has been made on the MDGs, with the target of halving the proportion of people living in extreme poverty between 1990 and 2015 likely to be achieved. In addition, the latest figures on child mortality released by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimate that the number of child deaths in 2008 declined to 8.8 million from 12.5 million in 1990.“But this is no time for complacency,” she stated. “It is still unacceptable that so many children die before their fifth birthday, and the global rate of improvement is still insufficient to reach this MDG.”She acknowledged that making progress on the MDGs is challenging in the middle of a global economic crisis, and that the severe impact of the recession on developing countries could mean the risk of going backwards. “Accelerating progress on the MDGs will therefore depend on the level of support available to developing countries; and on smart, strategic, and proven policies and the capacity within countries to implement them,” said Miss Clark. This includes living up to commitments made on official development assistance (ODA), including the pledge made by the Group of Eight leaders at their summit in Gleneagles in 2005 to increase development aid by $50 billion by 2010. In addition, the G-20 meeting later this week must not overlook the needs of the poorest countries which are still in crisis, she added. Achieving the Goals, she said, will require “strong partnerships, enough dedicated resources, unwavering political leadership, and a long-term strategy to ensure that how we develop and grow is sustainable in every sense.” Miss Clark said the 2010 review of the MDGs by the General Assembly next September presents a unique opportunity that must be seized to promote further action to achieve the Goals. “We must ensure that it can provide a turning point for achieving the eight goals, spur collective action, forge strategic partnerships, and build renewed momentum until 2015.“The review must therefore go beyond just describing trends for the MDGs to date. It should also provide us with a clear understanding of what has worked, what has not, and why.” 23 September 2009Achieving the goals of halving poverty, hunger and other ills by 2015 can be done, the United Nations development chief stated today, stressing that it will take strong partnerships, dedicated resources and unwavering political leadership. read more

At African Union Summit Ban promises UN support to build back Ebolahit

“Ebola must be confronted as both a health crisis and a crisis that has stopped development in its tracks,” said UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark at a briefing she hosted in New York Thursday for UN Member States. “It is incumbent on us all to support the three countries make the serious development setbacks as short lived as possible.”Meanwhile, the Secretary-General, who had tasked UNDP with leading the initiatives of the UN system on Ebola-related recovery, addressed a roundtable on the Ebola outbreak on the sidelines of the African Union (AU) summit which opened today in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.Lauding the AU for being on the frontlines of the Ebola response, Mr. Ban told the participants that: “We are now at a critical stage. Some may even call it a turning point.”The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the number of new Ebola cases recorded last week in the three hardest-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone fell below 100 for the first time in seven months, as it announced that the battle against the deadly virus has shifted from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic.The UN chief today reminded the world that “Ebola will not be gone from any country, until is gone from every country,” and that “success in the affected countries will also mean repairing the damage caused by Ebola.”“Children need to go to school, farmers need to return to their fields, markets and businesses must reopen,” he added.Saying he was “greatly encouraged by the solidarity shown by Africa – its Governments, businesses and people,” Mr. Ban wished every success in the AU’s efforts to defeat Ebola and help the affected countries build back stronger than ever. “I assure you of the United Nations’ support,” he said.Meanwhile, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) reported that the Director of Operations for Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, visited Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to assess existing emergency coordination structure. There, he met with UNDP and UNMEER colleagues, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other response partners to discuss details of a potential intervention to enhance humanitarian response in the Ebola-hit countries.UNMEER also said efforts were underway to re-open schools in Liberia next week.“Preparation of school infection prevention and control kits to facilitate the safe reopening of more than 4,000 schools in Liberia began in advance of their opening scheduled for next week,” according to the Mission. read more

Drunk seagulls taken to RSPCA centres after drinking discarded alcohol on beach

RSPCA Vet Nurse Natalie Stahl with one of the seagulls in Lyme RegisCredit:Richard Austin Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “But this year there has been a spate of cases with birds from east Devon, Dorset and Somerset.”Some of the birds have been found unconscious or staggering and all were reeking of alcohol.”He added that some of the gulls “looked terrible” while others had been “so poorly they died”.”Others have recovered after a day or so of rest and rehydration,” he added. Watch Manager in Charge Virgil Turner said: “When we arrived he had already fallen off the roof, he was sitting shaking his head and he then tried to fly and he nearly hit me in the face.”I caught him and he threw-up all over me and he reeked of beer.”Locals in Lyme Regis believe the gulls are scavenging on beaches and drinking left over beer. Birds have been placed in drunk tanks so they can sober upCredit:Richard Austin A crew of six firefighters were called to rescue a seagull behaving very erratically on a roof but when they arrived it had already fallen off and was sitting shaking his head. Drunken seagulls have been taken to RSPCA welfare centres after drinking discarded alcohol on the beach, the charity has warned.  The RSPCA centre at West Hatch near Taunton, Somerset, has had nearly 30 drunken birds “reeking of alcohol” in two weeks.One theory is that they could be drinking leftover alcohol at beaches across the South West rendering them too drunk to walk or fly.It is also thought possible that the gulls have scoffed grain by-products from a brewery in the area. Vet David Couper said the situation was “very unusual”.”We had a couple of isolated cases last year,” he said. Birds have been placed in drunk tanks so they can sober up “They all seem to have ingested some sort of grain – possibly from a brewery – that appears to have made them inebriated.”But it’s odd because enquiries revealed these by-products should only have trace amounts of alcohol left after it’s extracted.” RSPCA Vet Nurse Natalie Stahl with one of the seagulls in Lyme Regis read more

Poll Do you take technology breaks

first_img Sometimes but not regularly (500) ACCORDING TO A new technology survey from Eircom, Ireland is a tech-savvy nation where a quarter of a million of us check emails on holidays.Its household sentiment survey showed that 1.3 million Irish people want to stay connected 24/7, and that the Irish home has four potential online devices.Checking email first thing in the morning is a routine for a quarter of us, while tablet ownership has doubled in the last six months.With technology so prevalent in people’s lives, some are seeing ‘technology breaks’ as a positive thing. Psychology Today has written about the ‘amazing power’ of tech breaks, while the more recent story about a four-year-old needing therapy for iPad addiction could have others questioning their tech usage.For some, a tech break is a temporary thing, lasting a few hours, while for others it could mean days or even weeks.Do you take “technology breaks”? No, I never do (872) Yes – breaks of a day or more (630) Yes – short breaks of up to a few hours (428) Poll Results: Yes – short breaks of up to a few hoursYes – breaks of a day or moreSometimes but not regularlyNo, I never doVotelast_img read more

A fourstar Galway hotel is set to be converted into student accommodation

first_img A FOUR-STAR HOTEL in Galway will close its doors next year and be redeveloped as accommodation for hundreds of students.Local businessman Terry Sweeney has sold the Westwood Hotel in Newcastle, Galway, to UK student accommodation giant Ziggurat, one wing of asset-management firm Atelier Property. The price paid for the property wasn’t disclosed.It is planned that the hotel, which has about 70 staff, will be redeveloped and the site will host 400 student beds. A statement from Ziggurat said that the hotel will continue to operate as normal “to early 2018″. Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 6:25 AM 30,429 Views Feb 14th 2017, 6:25 AM A four-star Galway hotel is set to be converted into student accommodation The Westwood Hotel in Newcastle has been sold – but it will stay open until next year. The Westwood hotel Source: Westwood hotelSummer 2018The development will be Ziggurat’s first foray into Galway after announcing a big move into the Irish student accommodation market last year.McAdden previously told Fora that the firm is looking to develop an estimated 4,000 new student units in Dublin, Cork and Galway.In addition, the company is also looking to operate and manage an additional 4,000 student accommodation units in Ireland that would be built by other firms.Ziggurat, which already operates two properties in Cork, recently announced plans to develop several sites in Dublin, including a 380-bed facility in Dublin’s north inner city, a 420-bed centre adjacent to the DIT Grangegorman campus.The company is one of several foreign firms moving into the Irish student-accommodation market amid hot demand for more beds in college hot-spots.The head of the Irish arm of US real estate giant Hines told Fora last week that the company is hoping to build up a portfolio of thousands of student beds in the Dublin market over the next few years.Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Short URL Image: Westwood hotel Share20 Tweet Email6 10 Comments Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Image: Westwood hotel Take me to Fora By Fora Staff “The ongoing operation of the Westwood Hotel provides total reassurance for guests, staff and suppliers for what is forecast to be a very busy year,” the statement said.“A plan is in place for an orderly and planned transition which will take place in early 2018.”Accounts for the company behind the Westwood hotel show that it in the year to the end of February 2016 it made a loss of just under €100,000. It had accumulated losses of €10.5 million at the end of the period.Atelier’s CEO Matthew McAdden said the company was looking forward to working with NUI Galway, the local council and residents “to deliver an attractive scheme for this property”.“We are working toward building completion for summer 2018 to allow for intake of students in September 2018. We will reveal (concept drawings) and building details on our website in the coming months,” he said. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Aer Lingus apologises as customers unable to download boarding passes

first_img 40 Comments Short URL By Cormac Fitzgerald Aug 26th 2019, 11:15 AM Monday 26 Aug 2019, 11:15 AM Image: Shutterstock/Fasttailwind Web and mobile check-in is still available, should you encounter problems retrieving your boarding passes, these will be available at the check-in desk at the airport.It apologised to passengers “for the inconvenience caused”.center_img 24,811 Views Share4 Tweet Email2 Aer Lingus apologises as customers unable to download boarding passes The airline said it was a technical issue. AER LINGUS HAS apologised to customers after boarding passes failed to download due to problems on its website. Passengers vented their frustration online yesterday after they were unable to download their boarding passes or check in online. Aer Lingus responded to customer complaints, telling them they would have to check in at the airport instead while they resolved the issue. “We are currently experiencing some intermittent problems issuing printed and mobile boarding passes,” the airline said on its website.  Image: Shutterstock/Fasttailwind Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Découverte de nouvelles espèces de chauvesouris au nezentube

first_imgDécouverte de nouvelles espèces de chauve-souris au “nez-en-tube”Des scientifiques ont découvert trois nouvelles espèces de chauves-souris au “nez-en-tube” dans le sud-est de l’Asie. Parmi celles-ci se trouve la chauve-souris Belzébuth, baptisée ainsi en référence à sa couleur très peu ordinaire dans ces régions. Il faut bien avouer que ce ne sont pas de très beaux animaux qu’ont découverts des chercheurs dans les forêts du sud-est de l’Asie, mais ce sont de toutes nouvelles espèces. Présentées dans la revue Journal of Mammalogy, ces petites chauves-souris appartiennent à la famille des Murina notamment caractérisée par leur nez en tube et ont été observées entre autres, au Cambodge et au Vietnam.Comme leurs congénères, les trois nouvelles espèces se nourrissent donc d’insectes et sont relativement petites. Sans compter leur queue, elles mesurent en moyenne 6,5 centimètres, soit à peu près la longueur d’un pouce humain. Toutefois, ces chauves-souris ne présentent pas toutes les mêmes caractéristiques physiques. Alors que les deux autres possèdent une fourrure plutôt claire assez commune, la dernière est, elle, un peu plus particulière. “Elle a une tête noire et une fourrure sombre sur le dos, qui contrastent toutes les deux avec son ventre blanchâtre. C’est la seule espèce de cette zone géographique à présenter une telle couleur”, a expliqué Gabor Csorba, biologiste au Hungarian Natural History Museum, cité par le National Geographic. La petite chauve-souris a ainsi été baptisée Belzébuth, en référence à sa sombre coloration. Des mammifères timides et vulnérables À lire aussiVoilà pourquoi vous ne devez jamais monter sur le dos d’un éléphant si vous voyagez en AsieContrairement à leur aspect peu sympathique, les espèces au nez-en-tube sont typiquement des créatures timides qui font tout leur possible pour éviter les humains au cours de leurs déplacements dans les forêts tropicales. Néanmoins, si elles sont capturées, ces chauves-souris peuvent devenir violentes, souligne le co-auteur de cette étude, Neil Furey, un biologiste du Groupe de la protection de la faune et de la flore internationale : “Une fois prises au piège, elles feront tout ce qui est en leur pouvoir pour s’échapper. Par instinct, elles tentent en premier de fuir puis en second de lutter – mais seulement quand elles ne possèdent pas d’autre option”.La plupart des 30 espèces connues à ce jour de chauves souris au nez-en-tube, vivent dans des forêts paisibles où elles sont peu dérangées. Ainsi, elles sont très adaptées à chercher de la nourriture dans les forêts avec une forte densité d’arbres, explique Neil Furey. Mais cette adaptation “les rend aussi très vulnérables aux effets de la déforestation, alors qu’elles sont par conséquent mal adaptées à voler et fourrager dans les espaces ouverts caractéristiques des paysages (humains)”, souligne le biologiste. Si les populations de chauves-souris commencent à souffrir, c’est donc que les forêts sont en danger. Découvrez en images ces trois nouvelles espèces de chauve-souris, fort sympathiquesLe 13 septembre 2011 à 16:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sources Say This Years Call of Duty is Black Ops 4

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Edition’ Gives You Less Ga…The SCUF Vantage Black Ops 4 Controller is for Serious Call of Duty Players Update: Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty Black Ops 4, with its not-quite Roman numeral branding, is indeed coming to at least Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 12. More details will be revealed on May 17.Forget what you know.Call of Duty® #BlackOps4Community Reveal Event: May 17, 2018Global Launch: October 12, 2018— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) March 8, 2018It’s time to spin the old Call of Duty rumor mill! According to EuroGamer‘s sources, this year’s Call of Duty will be Black Ops 4. This Treyarch-developed entry will land on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but it’s also coming to Nintendo Switch. Unlike the last couple of future-themed Black Ops titles, this one is expected to be more “grounded.”Rumblings about Black Ops 4 began this week thanks to tweets from a self-proclaimed “industry insider” named Marcus Sellars. Sellars posted various tweets regarding Black Ops 4 — including the one below which states the FPS game is coming to Nintendo’s console/handheld hybrid system. This last point is something EuroGamer is still trying to verify.COD 2018 is Black Ops 4 and is coming to PS4/Xbox/PC/Switch. It is set in the modern times and is boots on the ground. The Switch version will support DLC, HD Rumble and motion controls. The Switch version is also being ported by a company which is familar with COD games.— Marcus Sellars (@Marcus_Sellars) February 4, 2018Given the negative reception to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, it makes sense the Black Ops series would stop moving forward in time. The first Black Ops took place during the Cold War, so it’s not like this branch of Call of Duty has always been futuristic. We know the game will be more “grounded” but we’re unsure what era it’s set in. It could be in current times like the Modern Warfare series or perhaps sometime in the recent past. It’s hard to tell, but it is unlikely we’ll see mechs in Black Ops 4.The Nintendo Switch port is probably the most interesting aspect of this rumor. Call of Duty: Ghosts was the last Call of Duty released on a Nintendo system (Wii U). Despite the Switch’s lack of power (compared to PS4 and Xbox One), games like Doom and the upcoming Wolfenstein II port prove the little-system-that-could is capable of running current-gen games. Will this version be scaled back graphically? How will the online component work? I guess it’s best to wait until we get more information. Stay tuned for more as it develops.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Report Hazard an injury doubt for Chelsea

first_imgEden Hazard reportedly sustained a back problem in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Manchester United and is now an injury doubt for Chelsea’s next two gamesThe 27-year-old winger has had an impressive start to the season under new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.The Blues are unbeaten in the Premier League this term and currently lie just two points off leaders Manchester City and Liverpool in third place.But now the Daily Mirror reports that Chelsea have suffered a major blow with Hazard struggling to recover from a back injury.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.The Belgium captain played the full 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge over the weekend, but is now a doubt ahead of Chelsea’s Europa League game against BATE Borisov.It also remains uncertain whether Hazard can recover in time for Chelsea’s trip to Burnley on Sunday.The loss of the Belgian will come as a big blow for Chelsea considering Alvaro Morata’s continued struggles in front of goal.Hazard has managed eight goals and three assists in 11 games across all competitions for Chelsea this season.last_img read more

Tourist man gone missing on dive body found Saturday

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:accident, body, death, found, Scuba, scuba diving, vacation No medical report yet in Capron death Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide Former US President Barack Obama Visits Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe worst outcome was had on Saturday for family and friends of a tourist man who went missing on Friday during a dive expedition in waters off Provo.The man, said to be in his 50s was found about two miles off the Leeward Cut according to Police press officer, Kevin Clarke and was brought into Provo from shortly after 7am on Saturday.A search was launched since Friday and involved the help of DEMA, boat tour operators and was led by the Police Marine Branch.No identity or country of origin was released on the visitor up to news production time.last_img read more

Rose Its no surprise Pochettino is linked with Europes biggest clubs

first_imgTottenham defender Danny Rose insists it’s no coincidence that manager Mauricio Pochettino is frequently linked with taking charge of Real Madrid and Manchester UnitedUpon his appointment in 2014, Pochettino has converted Spurs into one of the Premier League’s best teams after three successive top-four finishes.Despite not spending anything in the last transfer window, Spurs have continued their strong form this season and sit just six points adrift of leaders Liverpool in the league table in third-place.The Lilywhites also booked their spot in the Champions League knockout stages this week by edging out Inter Milan for second-place in Group B due to a superior head to head record.Therefore, Rose believes that Pochettino deserves to be linked with such high-profile managerial positions like Real and United.“It’s no coincidence that every day you read Real Madrid want him or United want him,” said Rose, according to The Guardian.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s exactly what he deserves. What he has done here in the last four or five years has been amazing.“He has transformed how others think of us outside the club and he has transformed how we think of ourselves and how we approach big games.“The belief he gives everybody is just amazing. For example, Kyle Walker-Peters made a mistake in Barcelona but it will not affect what the manager thinks of him.“He will stick with Kyle no matter what. That’s the sort of man he is: once you win his trust it will take an awful lot to break that. He has been amazing for myself and this club, and we hope he is here for a very long time.”Spurs will host Burnley at Wembley on Saturday in the Premier League.last_img read more

SAVE THE DATE WCTV Invites Public To Family Fun Day At Yentile

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television (WCTV) is holding its annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 10am to 1pm, at the Yentile Farm Recreational Facility (9 Cross Street).This event is FREE for Wilmington families. Come on down to enjoy some music, popcorn, ice cream, and demonstrations from local dance and martial arts studios.The event also serves as opportunity to meet WCTV’s staff, find out what the station does for the community, and learn ways in which you can get involved.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTHIS WEEKEND: Wilmington Family Fun Day At Yentile Farm On September 8In “Community”THIS WEEKEND: Celebrate Grandparents Day At Yentile Farm On September 8In “Community”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”last_img read more