Second Test stats: India vs New Zealand

first_imgStatistical highlights on the fourth day of the second cricket Testbetween India and New Zealand on Monday .# India (262/5) haverecorded their third highest fourth innings successful chase in India,behind the 387 for four against England in Chennai in 2008-09 and 276for five against West Indies in Delhi in 2011-12.# India’s above score is their fifth highest fourth inningssuccessful chase in Test Cricket — the highest is 406 for four againstthe West Indies at Port of Spain in 1975-76.# India enjoy 100%winning record against New Zealand at Bangalore, winning all three — by 172 runs in 1988-89; by 8 wickets in 1995-96 and by 5 wickets in 2012.# India’s 2-0 series win is their third in a row against New Zealand — their previous two series wins being 1-0 in 2008-09 in New Zealandand 1-0 in 2010-11 in India.# Only once before India had wonthree successive series against against New Zealand — 2-0 in 1955-56 in India, 1-0 in 1964-65 in India and 3-1 in 1967-68 in New Zealand.# India have won three Tests in succession against New Zealand — by an innings and 198 runs at Nagpur in 2010-11 followed by an innings and 115 runs at Hyderabad and by 5 wickets at Bangalore.# India had first won three Tests in a row for the first time against New Zealandin the 1960s — by 8 wickets at Wellington, by 272 runs at Auckland in1967-68 and by 60 runs at Mumbai in 1968-69.# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played four successive innings of 45 ormore against New Zealand — 98 at Nagpur in 2010-11; 73 at Hyderabad and 62 & 48 not out at Bangalore in the just concluded series.# Dhoni is averaging 60-plus against New Zealand — 482 runs in 10 innings, including five fifties, at an average of 60.25. # In Indian wins, Dhoni is averaging 49.57 — 1636 runs in 40 innings, including three centuries and 12 fifties.# Dhoni’s impressive winning % of 48.71 is the best amongst the Indiancaptain (minimum five Tests) — 19 wins, 10 defeats and 10 drawn gamesout of 39 played.# The five-wicket win at Bangalore is India’s 14th out of 20 playedat home under Dhoni’s leadership — the most by an Indian captain onIndian soil, overtaking Mohammad Azharuddin’s tally of 13 wins in 20Tests.# The unbroken match-winning 96-run sixth wicket partnership between Dhoni and Kohli is India’s third highest in the fourth innings of aTest match — the highest is 136 between Sachin Tendulkar and NayanMongia against Pakistan at Chennai in January 1999.# Sachin Tendulkar has totalled 1590 runs at an average of 37.85 in57 innings — a record for most runs in the fourth innings in Tests,bettering Rahul Dravid’s tally of 1575 (ave.40.38) in 57 innings.# Tendulkar has been dismissed ‘bowled’ in three innings in a row — a dubious distinction recorded by him for the second time in Tests –the first instance was against England in England in 2002 when he wasbowled by Matthew Hoggard, Dominic Cork and Michael Vaughan.# Only Rahul Dravid (55) and Allan Border (53) are ahead of Tendulkar’s tally of 51 ‘bowled’ dismissals.# Suresh Raina has recorded his sixth duck in Tests — his second against New Zealand.# Virat Kohli has posted five innings of fifty or more in succession inTests in India — 52 & 63 against the West Indies in Mumbai in2011-12 followed by 58 at Hyderabad, 103 & 51 not out at Bangalore– all three in the series against New Zealand.# Kohli enjoys an outstanding record in Tests in India — his tallybeing 327 at an average of 81.75. He became the sixth Indian player topost a hundred and a fifty in a Test match against New Zealand. RahulDravid had registered the said feat twice, including a century in eachinnings once.# Kohli has got his first Man of the Match award for posting twoexcellent knocks. He has registered a hundred and a fifty in the sameTest match for the first time.# His aggregate of 154 (103 &51 not out) is his best in a Test match, bettering the 138 (116 &22) against Australia at Adelaide in January this year.# Kohli’s run aggregate of 212 (ave. 106.00) is bettered only by Cheteshwar Pujara’s 216 in the present series.# Zaheer Khan has become the eighth Indian bowler to complete 100 wickets or more in India.# Pujara has top-scored in the series — 216 at an average of 72.00in three innings, including a hundred — his best performance in a Testseries.# Ravichandran Ashwin has been adjudged the Player of the Series for capturing 18 wickets at 13.11 runs apiece — the most by abowler in the series.# Besides his excellent bowling performance, he has totalled 69 runs at an average of 69.00 as a batsman.# Ashwin’s Player of the Series award is his second in Tests — the first was for his superb tally of 22 wickets at 22.90 runs apiece and making121 (ave. 40.33) against the West Indies in India in 2011-12.# Ashwin, in four Indian victories, is averaging 17.74, claiming 31wickets, including four instances of five wickets or more and oneinstance of ten wickets in a Test match.# Sehwag and Gambhir were associated in a stand of 77 — India’s first fifty-plus partnership in 12 innings in Tests.# Sehwag, with one six today, took his sixes’ tally to 89, bettering Brian Lara’s tally of 88. Only Adam Gilchrist (100) and Jacques Kallis(92) have posted more sixes than Sehwag in Tests.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Watching others write code

first_imgWith the rise of low-cost platforms like the Arduino and growing interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), a new category of embedded developers is arising. Many of this new cadre are not coming from electronics or computer science backgrounds, but are forging their own approaches to development unbound by tradition or academic methods. Some are even learning to code not by study, but by watching others write code.Most of us who have been in the embedded industry for a substantial length of time, say five years or longer, came to it from a formal background in electronics or computer science. We learned the craft through a combination of academic training in theory coupled with hands-on experience in the field. We then shared our understanding with others by writing articles and books, giving conference presentations, and live mentoring.This new wave of non-traditional designers seems to have developed an alternative approach to exchanging knowledge, though. Taking advantage of the Internet’s vast resources and low-barriers to entry, developers are creating a repository of instructional videos to form a kind of mentoring archive that self-learners can access at will. This is not your standard teaching format, however.One example of this online learning approach is Twitch TV. Although this site looks on the surface to only be a means of sharing video game excursions, there is more available if you dig a bit. In the Creative channels, search for Programming and you’ll come up with a list of videos on the topic. Some are recordings of presentations, while others are a kind of tutorial. The tutorials take the form of “looking over the shoulder” as the video creator narrates their activity. When originally created, these are streamed live, and have a chat line open for real-time question-and-answer. The recorded version then gets archived for latecomers’ use.Another learning resource that uses the same “over the shoulder” video format as Twitch is LiveCoding. Unlike Twitch, however, Live Coding focuses exclusively on coding. It is also more organized in its approach to offering instruction than Twitch. LiveCoding organizes its content by programming language (Java, Python, Ruby, C/C++, etc.), some with tens of thousands of videos available. Within each of those language categories, the site offers a choice of beginner, intermediate, or advanced level topics.These bold experiments in knowledge transfer are intriguing but, for me, unsatisfying. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Profession Continue Reading Previous Signing offNext Samsung’s burning batteries demonstrate the need for lithium ion alternativeslast_img read more

Lalit Modi faction welcomes dissolution of RCA

first_imgThe Lalit Modi faction has welcomed the dissolution of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) by the Registrar of Societies and the appointment of an ad-hoc body in its place.The dissolution happened under the Sports Act, which empowers the Registrar to dissolve an executive committee, if there have been some irregularities. The action was initiated after the Registrar of Societies investigated the complaint by RCA secretary Rajendra Singh Nandu and treasurer Pinkesh Porwal had complained to the Registrar of Societies Neeraj K Pawan.”Since Rajasthan is the only state where Sports Act governs, there is no other state like that in India. So, under its provisions, me along with treasurer Pinkesh Porwal… a total of 16 district members registered a complaint with the Registrar of Societies that cricket activities have not happened here, which is open flouting of Sports Act, the audit of accounts that we have to do every year, did not happen and the rest irregularities that were there with regard to the bills, about that. The Registrar did the work of investigating two out of three points and found the RCA guilty and so far, even the Constitution was not registered as required under the Supreme Court’s Lodha panel. The Registrar has done the complete investigation. The investigation went on for 50-55 days. Enquiry officer conducted the enquiry. The Registrar himself gave two notices and in the end, he found guilty…”, Rajendra Singh Nandu said to India Today.Ruchir Modi, son of Lalit Modi welcomed the dissolution and the appointment of an ad-hoc body.advertisementIn a statement, Ruchir Modi mentioned, “The RCA is an institution built over the years. But, under the myopic leadership of CP Joshi, it’s prestige became all-time low. He had an excellent platform to develop the sport in the state. Instead, he utilised the time in politicking and lowering the esteem of the RCA. His run-ins with Hon Secretary Shri Nandu was uncalled for. He should have applied more thought on taking RCA as a body and as a team forward. Joshi has to introspect and realise the damage he has caused. All the work done by the previous administrators has now been wasted. We wholeheartedly support the appointment of an ad-hoc body to set the ills of the state association right. We will offer unconditional support to the new set-up. It is time for Rajasthan cricket to reboot and start afresh with the players’ interest.ALSO READ: Govt providing protection to ‘4Ms’ — Lalit Modi, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Vijay Mallya: Conglast_img read more

Sergio Aguero signs one-year contract extension with Manchester City

first_imgManchester City striker Sergio Aguero has signed a one-year contract extension and that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2021, the club confirmed on Friday.Since joining City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, Aguero has won three Premier League and League Cup titles with the club.Aguero is also City’s all-time leading scorer with 204 goals and it was his famous stoppage-time goal against Queens Park Rangers in 2012 that won City their first top division title in 44 years.”I am happy for this additional year,” Aguero, who has scored three league goals in five games this season, told the club website www.mancity.com”My idea was being here for 10 years. I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires.”Hopefully, that’s going to happen. This was the main reason I signed.”A very happy @aguerosergiokun on contract signing day! #mancity pic.twitter.com/7I0NU5ioo4Manchester City (@ManCity) September 21, 2018From the very start… @aguerosergiokun’s #mancity career has been special.And there’s still more to go! pic.twitter.com/iQ8AMz3p0iManchester City (@ManCity) September 21, 2018Aguero has previously said he would like to end his career at boyhood club Independiente but has postponed his return to Argentina by extending his stay at City until after his 33rd birthday.He joins Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva, Nicolas Otamendi and Ederson as first-team players to have signed new long-term deals in recent months.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Get Your Grooming Tips from Italian Master Barber, Gian Antonio Pisterzi

first_img Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Master barber Gian Antonio Pisterzi’s interest in grooming started early, when, as a child, he would accompany his grandfather to the local barbershop. A few years later at the tender age of eight, the barber shop hired Pisterzi to do small jobs. At 19, he began to work at Enzo Belfiore’s Afrodite Salon in Rome. Then, in 2011 Pisterzi started at Dolce & Gabbana’s barbershop, giving Domenico Dolce weekly shaves. Acqua di Parma then named him their worldwide master barber. In 2015, Pisterzi opened the first Gian Antonio Pisterzi barber shop at Via Montenapoleone in Milan. How to Shave With a Straight Razor What are tips for maintaining your haircut in between visits?Best advice is to use specific hair products for that type of hair and wash three times a week. When drying, do not rub the hair with the towel but actually dab it dry – rubbing wet hair causes damage to the hair structure and leads to breakage. I also suggest doing a hair mask once a week, especially in between seasons when the hair is more prone to damage.  The mask helps strengthen hair and protects it from the elements – allowing hair to be its healthiest year round.For more information or to make an appointment, visit gianantoniopisterzi.com.Images courtesy of gianantoniopisterzi.com. The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Pisterzi just made his debut stateside at the first Gian Antonio Pisterzi barber shop in New York, situated on the Club 55 level of Cipriani Wall Street, where visitors can receive a shave that combines old world charm with contemporary styling. The Manual quizzed Pisterzi on the differences between Italian and American grooming, how to maintain a beard in between barber shop visits, and how to take care of your hair before you need your next cut.What are the differences between grooming in Italy and the U.S.?Between Italy and the U.S., I don’t see many differences in grooming; it’s fun to care for Italian and US customers, both are wonderful. The only difference I will say is Italians are more particular and attune to details – like myself – whereas Americans are more fluid and open to my ideas and interpretation of what suits them best.When I first came to the U.S., I saw a void in tailored and personalized services; everyone had the same haircut or beard shape and barbershops serviced clients as fast as possible without much attention to small but impactful details. My mission here is to educate people, that with the right cut or beard shape, any man can make the perfect impression whether it be on a date, at a meeting or interview.What are tips for keeping up your beard in between barbershop visits?It’s very important to keep the beard moisturized and clean.Wash once every two days with a beard shampoo, not hair shampoo or body washApply a beard conditioner then rinseOnce dried, apply beard oil and brush with beard brush or combUsing beard-specific products is equally important because facial hair is coarser, stronger than regular hair; the wrong product can cause skin irritations or frizz in the beard.last_img read more

Norway: DNV GL Names New Group Chief Technology Officer

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close zoom Lutz Wittenberg has been appointed the new Group Chief Technology Officer at DNV GL. In his new role, Lutz Wittenberg will be responsible for group-wide technology developments and report directly to Group CEO Henrik Madsen. In addition, he has become a member of the DNV GL executive committee.“I am very pleased that Lutz has accepted this position. He brings with him a wealth of experience and will be a valued member of the executive committee. At DNV GL we have a very strong focus on research, and spend 5% of our revenue on innovation, joint industry projects and developing the world’s most recognized standards. This becomes even more vital as we strive to address the complex challenges faced by our customers and the industries we serve. I’m confident that Lutz will advance our work in this strategically important field,” says Henrik O. Madsen, DNV GL President and CEO.Lutz Wittenberg commented, “I am glad to get this opportunity to engage even more in our research and innovation initiatives and to ensure alignment with the strategic objectives of our business areas. The broad competencies of DNV GL provide a unique platform that delivers technology leadership to our customers, and also provides opportunities for our employees.”Lutz Wittenberg has significant industry and management experience at legacy GL, and comes from the role of Director of Technology, Services and R&D for DNV GL -Oil & Gas. He is succeeding Elisabeth Tørstad, who has been appointed CEO of DNV GL – Oil & Gas. DNV GL, January 23, 2014 My locationlast_img read more

Change to Vital Statistics Act Would Help Grieving Families

first_imgA proposed amendment to the Vital Statistics Act will allow some grieving families to make arrangements more quickly after a death. The change would allow nurse practitioners and others authorized to sign medical certificates of death in certain circumstances. “Losing a loved one is painful enough,” said John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “We want to ensure that grieving families don’t have to wait, and can make arrangements as quickly as possible.” Currently, only doctors and medical examiners are allowed to sign medical certificates of death, and funeral directors cannot remove a body until the certificate is signed. This can cause hardship for families in remote and rural areas, in some long-term residential facilities and deaths at home. Early consultations indicate strong support for the proposed amendments. More consultation is needed to determine when nurse practitioners and other authorized people can sign the certificate. “Nurse practitioners will be extremely pleased with this change,” said Donna Denney, executive director of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia. “It will help families cope with the loss of a loved one, particularly in long-term and palliative care settings, in a more dignified and respectful manner.” There are more than 100 licensed nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

DJB suspends four staff for drinking at workplace

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi Jal Board has suspended four of its employees after a video surfaced online, purportedly showing them drinking liquor and playing cards at their workplace. The video clip, allegedly shot at the utility’s Punjabi Bagh Zonal Revenue Office, showed one man asking the security guard to lock the gate so that no one can enter the premises. The man then asks the security guard to bring him some snacks, soda and water bottles, while another man deals a deck of cards. Another man can be seen consuming liquor in the video. DJB vice-chairman Dinesh Mohaniya said, “Looking at the nature of the video, strict action has been taken and four employees have been placed under suspension.”last_img read more

UN official calls for greater attention to justice for women

“Justice for women is still an afterthought,” said Anne Marie Goetz, the Chief Advisor on Governance, Peace and Security of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) at a news conference at UN headquarters to highlight a report by the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, an international non-governmental organisation, on gender issues at the International Criminal Court (ICC).“UN Women [UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women] looking forward will be an important actor within the UN system on women access to justice. It is critical for accountability and for the implementation of national and international commitments on women rights,” she said.Ms. Goetz said that UN Women will be looking into transitional justice mechanisms such as truth and reconciliation commissions (TRCs) in countries where they are set up. She said a recent analysis of 20 TRCs across the world had found that only in two of them did women make up a third of the commissioners. Women witnesses also remained a minority, she said.The report card by the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice on ICC also shows that issues before the Court that affect women have often not been successful, with a significant number of cases on gender-based violence dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence, often because investigations were not thorough enough, according to Brigid Inder, the executive director of the organisation. 7 December 2010Access to justice for women is often not given enough attention in both national and international judicial systems, a United Nations official said today, adding that the newly-created UN entity for women will play an important role in promoting justice for women especially in post-conflict situations. read more

Liberals win majority government

Ontario voters have spoken, and the Liberals under Kathleen Wynne have won a majority government.As of 10:25 p.m., the Liberals were elected or leading in 57 ridings. The Progressive Conservatives were standing at 28 ridings, and the NDP at 22.The Liberals performed well in the crucial 905-belt, leading in 11 of the suburban Toronto ridings compared to six for the Conservatives. The leaders have spent much of their time campaigning in the GTA.Stay tuned to CHCH for the latest updates.

Ivanhoe Cambridge says coworking can help communities facing economic struggles

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 20, 2016 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Nov 20, 2016 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ivanhoe Cambridge says co-working can help communities facing economic struggles MONTREAL – One of North America’s largest property owners says the growing popularity of shared office spaces can inject youthful energy into traditional office towers and give hope to struggling communities.“It kind of moves you away from your father’s office building and brings a younger and more millennial-focused workforce into a complex,” says Jonathan Pearce, senior vice-president of office leasing for Ivanhoe Cambridge, the real estate subsidiary of Quebec’s pension fund manager.He believes the spaces could also help to alleviate the high vacancy rate in Calgary’s real estate market by giving a low-cost option to new entrepreneurs who are seeking a fresh start after losing their jobs.Ivanhoe Cambridge has rented space in its Place Ville Marie complex in Montreal’s downtown core to WeWork, one of the world’s largest co-working providers. Pearce says the service has been a draw for potential tenants and not a threat to its main long-term customers.Over the past five years, the strong growth in Montreal’s startup tech sector has helped to propel a six-fold increase in the number of new co-working spaces. In addition to modern buildings, chic spaces have opened in a shuttered Royal Bank branch in Old Montreal, old factories and abandoned churches.For Alberta companies that are struggling amid economic uncertainty, Pearce says, an attractive feature of using shared office spaces is its flexibility.Instead of long-term leases, co-working spaces as small as a desk are typically rented out by the month, giving entrepreneurs access to a community of like-minded people with similar drives and big dreams.A similar demand surfaced in the United States after the 2008 financial crisis when there was a large surge of independent contractors, flexible workers and small businesses, said Wayne Berger, vice-president of Regus Canada. The workspace provider has 11 co-working locations in Alberta’s two largest cities and 102 across the country.“People decided to start something new and put the power of their future into their own hands,” Berger said from Toronto.Berger expects the number of co-working style facilities should double in Canada in the next few years to reach about 400 to 500, and surpass 27,000 around the world by 2020.Crew Collective & Cafe co-founder Mikael Cho says the growth is being fuelled by a shift to a gig economy with its increased use of freelancers and contractors.While advances in mobile technology allow people to work from home or a coffee shop, having access to a network of flexible office spaces exposes creative minds to “serendipity:” the chance to run into like-minded people who may spark a collaboration or even business transactions.“That’s the thing that makes innovative cities really great,” he said.Anyone can use the meeting space and pay for private rooms by the hour or join specialists in virtual reality and artificial intelligence who pay up to $500 a month as members with assigned desks, office support and access to special events.Demand was so busy at WeWork’s first Canadian location, that it doubled the size of its Montreal office and after less than a year of operation and is about to open a second spot near the home of the Montreal Canadiens that also has the capacity to accommodate about 1,200 tenants.“The more you’re with people who are doers, the more expansion (of business opportunities) occur,” says Marta Gonzalez, community manager for WeWork in Montreal.At 66, Georges Renaud admits he sticks out in the WeWork office surrounded by much younger entrepreneurs in tech or professionals like lawyers and accountants.“It’s brought the millennial out in me,” the commercial real estate broker with Coldwell Banker said.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. read more

Cat survived for three weeks after getting trapped under a concrete floor

first_img“She is a lovely cat and was very affectionate once we got her out, I think she was very grateful. Sharon Knight from the RSPCA with the rescued cat Workmen used an angle grinder to dig into the concrete and free the catCredit:RSPCA/Bav Media RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Sharon Knight, who went to the site, said: “I can’t see how else the cat could have got under the floor, she must have been there when the concrete was poured on – all the air vents were sealed.”The concrete had been poured on three weeks ago, she must have survived on the moisture under the floor, she was thin but not weak.”Thankfully she has a good strong meow so she was heard, otherwise we would never have been able to rescue her. 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. “I’d also like to say thank you to the staff at Persimmon Homes who acted very quickly and didn’t hesitate to dig up the floor and rescue the cat.”Fortunately the cat was microchipped so we were able to reunite her with her owner as soon as we could.”  A cat survived for three weeks after getting trapped under a concrete floor.The pet was finally rescued when builders heard “miaows” coming from under their feet.The cat had become stranded beneath the newly laid floors of the building which was under construction.Builders called the RSPCA when they heard miaowing coming from under the floor. They were forced to use an angle grinder to cut a square shaped hole in the floor in order to reach the terrified feline.The rescue took place at a partially built house on a Persimmon Homes estate in Weldon, Corby, Northants., on Sunday. Sharon Knight from the RSPCA said the cat has a strong meowCredit:RSPCA/Bav Media Workmen used an angle grinder to dig into the concrete and free the catlast_img read more

Multivitamins provide no protection against heart attacks study finds

Experts said multivitamins did not have the same benefits as eating fruit and vegetables 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. Researchers noted that fruits and vegetables were a good source of many vitamins and associated with a lower risk of stroke and coronary heart disease, with a strong link between the amount consumed and the benefits.They said the small number of studies that had established a link between multivitamin and mineral supplementation and a lower risk of coronary heart disease could be explained by the fact that people who take such supplements tend to have a healthier diet.Victoria Taylor, senior dietician at the British Heart Foundation, said: “We know that eating a healthy balanced diet, like the traditional Mediterranean diet, can help to lower our risk of heart and circulatory diseases. There are no shortcuts when it comes to nutrition – supplements are not a replacement for healthy food.“You might be prescribed a vitamin or mineral supplement by a health professional for other reasons, but we do not recommend people take multivitamins to help prevent heart and circulatory diseases which this review supports.“Rather than taking multivitamins, focus on eating a healthy, balanced diet which includes plenty of fruit, vegetables, wholegrains, fish and unsaturated fats like olive oil.”Rebecca McManamon, consultant dietitian and spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association, said: “This reiterates the message that instead of supplements, in the UK we are still not all eating enough fruit and vegetables and we need to keep driving to eat more, as five portions a day or more are linked with a reduced risk of heart disease, as well as reducing risk of some cancers.”She noted that the study concerned adults and that multivitamins are recommended for children aged from six months to five.The analysis was published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Experts said multivitamins did not have the same benefits as eating fruit and vegetablesCredit:Janine Lamontagne Multivitamins do not protect against heart attacks, a major study has found.Researchers analysed the results of studies and clinical trials undertaken since 1970, involving more than two million people.Overall, they found “no association” between taking multivitamin and mineral supplements and the development of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or strokes and their related deaths.Joonseok Kim from the University of Alabama’s department of medicine, who led the study, said: “We meticulously evaluated the body of scientific evidence.“We found no clinical benefit of multivitamin and mineral use to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death.”The study also found that there was no cardiovascular benefit to taking a “therapeutic” supplement of a vitamin due to deficiency, such as vitamin D. It found “even sparser” evidence of any such benefits for those taking multivitamins without a confirmed deficiency and noted that several studies had demonstrated that daily vitamin and mineral supplementation in certain groups, such as the elderly, could actually have a negative effect.Around one in three British adults takes some form of nutritional supplement, the most popular being multivitamins, followed by vitamin C.Kim, an assistant professor of cardiology, said: “It has been exceptionally difficult to convince people, including nutritional researchers, to acknowledge that multivitamin and mineral supplements don’t prevent cardiovascular diseases.”I hope our study findings help decrease the hype around multivitamin and mineral supplements and encourage people to use proven methods to reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases – such as eating more fruits and vegetables, exercising and avoiding tobacco.”He said his team had set out to offer clarity on the subject because although many studies had concluded that multivitamin and mineral supplements did not prevent cardiovascular diseases, the notion had still proved controversial. read more

Celeste Copper acquires interest in South Crofty mine Cornwall England

first_imgCanadian Celeste Copper has entered into an earn-in agreement to acquire up to a 100% interest in Cornish Minerals, which indirectly owns the property and assets known as the South Crofty mine in the tin/copper district at Pool, near Redruth, Cornwall. The agreement has been entered into among Celeste, Cornish UK, the shareholders of Cornish UK being Cassiterite Ltd, a corporation incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands and Baseresult Holding, a corporation existing under the laws of England, and Cornish UK’s wholly-owned subsidiaries Cornish Minerals and Western United Mines (WUM). WUM owns all freehold surface property together with the related sub-surface mine workings, intellectual property and mine plant and machinery and Cornish Bermuda owns certain related freehold and leasehold mineral rights and mineral setts situate in the County of Cornwall, UK. The South Crofty Mine is an amalgamation of 12e mines that were historically mined primarily for tin and copper. The properties are located between Redruth and Camborne in Cornwall, England and comprise approximately 150 km2 of mineral rights in this historic mining district. Mining in this region goes back approximately 4,000 years and includes mines like South Crofty, Dolcoath and Roskear mines, which are included in these mineral rights. It is the first time in the region’s history that such a large package of mineral rights has been assembled, with an opportunity to apply modern exploration and development mining techniques. Denis Clement, President and CEO of Celeste stated: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to participate in the expansion and redevelopment of the historic South Crofty mining region in Cornwall.” South Crofty closed in March 1998, having produced 2,250 t of tin-in-concentrate in its last full year of operation.last_img read more

Four men arrested over Gormanston shooting remain in custody

first_imgGARDAÍ INVESTIGATING the fatal shooting in Gormanston, Co Meath on Wednesday afternoon have released one of the five men who had been in custody.The man, in his 30s, was released this afternoon. A file will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.Peter Butterly, 35, was shot in the car park of The Huntsman pub just after 2pm on Wednesday afternoon.The father of three had been charged with membership of the Real IRA in 2010, but the criminal case against him collapsed when a section of the Offences against the State Act – which was used to issue the search warrant behind some of the evidence – was struck down as unconstitutional.It is thought that Butterly’s death may be linked to an internal Real IRA feud that has escalated since the shooting dead of Alan Ryan last September.Four of the five men arrested were in a car intercepted by Gardaí shortly after the incident; the four were arrested while a handgun was also recovered. The fifth man was arrested nearby a short time later.Earlier: Five men continue to be held over shooting outside Meath publast_img read more

Cygnus Eliminates President Position Mike Martin To Lead Public Safety Group

first_imgCygnus Business Media is eliminating the “president” position and former president Mike Martin will lead the publisher’s Public Safety & Security group going forward. Martin became president of the company in 2007. The publisher says the move is the final appointment in a seven-month process to install a new, flatter organizational “architecture.” In July, Cygnus announced a new organization around four affinity groups: Aviation, Public Safety & Security, Building & Construction and Agriculture. Each was to be headed by an executive vice president who acts as a point person for Cygnus in their particular market, overseeing sales, content and market for their brands.Public Safety & Security is Cygnus’ largest group, generating more than 1.5 million uniques each month across sites such as Officer.com. “We have a very aggressive footprint in the public safety & security sector and it is by far an area where market share could be challenged without the right person guiding it,” said Cygnus CEO John French. “I can think of no better person to affect, grow and innovate these brands under our new architecture than Mike.”last_img read more

Ebony Drags Feet on Freelancer Payments Despite Barrage of Criticism

first_imgThis article has been updated to reflect a response from Ebony.Faced with the threat of a second lawsuit in 12 months, Ebony has completed the third of four quarterly payments owed to freelance writers it had stiffed on a collective $78,000 of work going back to 2015—after initially failing to meet a court-ordered Sept. 28 deadline.The installment of $29,850—which covers 14 of the 45 total writers under the terms of a February settlement between Ebony owner Clear View Group and the National Writers Union—comes after two earlier installments of $14,385 and $15,955, both of which were paid on time. A final $18,328 payment is due Dec. 28 to 16 writers.After the Sept. 28 deadline came and went, the writers union threatened further legal action to compel payment from CVG, which is bound by the agreement—reached in the circuit court of Cook County, Ill.—to cover the payments should Ebony find itself unable to make them.“CVG was about three weeks late and wasn’t returning calls or emails,” National Writers Union president Larry Goldbetter tells Folio:. “After the [court] filing, the checks went out.”Michael Gibson, the chairman of CVG—a Texas-based private equity firm which bought Ebony in 2016—declined to share any reasons for the delay, but confirmed that the third set of checks have been mailed and said the fourth and final payment will be made in December. A spokeswoman for Ebony blamed “legacy business issues” for the outstanding payments. Michael GibsonAs writers awaiting overdue checks aired grievances on social media in recent weeks, Ebony promoted a star-studded gala celebrating its annual Power 100 list set for Friday evening at the Beverly Hilton—the site of the Golden Globe Awards since 1961—hosted by Chris Tucker.“I got my check at the end of October and was shocked to receive it, to be honest,” says Adrienne Gibbs, who served as managing editor of Ebony‘s January 2017 issue among other contributions, adding that another writer in that issue, Rashod Ollison, passed away last month from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma before ever receiving his $900 check.“I talked with [Rashod’s] sister and made sure CVG—via the union’s lawyers—had his sister’s address,” Gibbs adds. “Rashod’s check was ‘in the mail’ for weeks even as he died and was raising money for medical bills.”The controversy ramped up in April of last year, when freelancer Jagger Blaec wrote an article on The Establishment asking, “Why Isn’t Ebony Paying Its Black Writers?” On Twitter, aggrieved freelancers coalesced around the hashtag #EbonyOwes, eliciting initial pushback from both Ebony and CVG vice-chairman Willard Jackson, who accused Blaec of writing an “attack article” and “wanting to tear down black businesses.”“Yeah well, your little Twitter rant isn’t going to change the way the media business is run,” read a deleted Tweet from the official Ebony account. “Y’all acting like it’s 100s of people. It’s 10.” (Turns out it’s at least 45.)Adrienne GibbsWeeks later, however, CVG issued a statement to NBC, asserting that it would pay all debts by early July 2017. When that deadline passed, the National Writers Union became involved, led by Goldbetter and Gibbs.Following the completion of the third quarter payment, the oldest outstanding invoice is now from this past March, and the most any individual writer is owed is $2,650.“In the time since we have started this case, I’ve heard from 10 additional writers who wanted to join the suit,” says Gibbs. “The whole situation is just sad. Every time a new story surfaces, even more people come out of the woodwork.”Gibson disputed this article shortly after it was posted, writing via email, “This story as we see it is completely inaccurate.” Asked which aspects, specifically, are inaccurate, Gibson referred Folio: to Katrina Witherspoon, SVP of marketing for Ebony, who gave the following statement:While unfortunately EBONY was contacted to provide limited response to only one question from Folio pertaining to this particular matter, Michael Gibson made it clear the company has satisfied all outstanding payments with the National Writers Union.As we have stated previously, all prior issues related to payment obligations to former freelance writers were the result of legacy business issues that predated the new business model put in place by Ebony’s current management. Furthermore, as it relates specifically to freelance writers, Ebony has instituted a policy that now provides increased transparency regarding payment terms and conditions for freelance writers we engage.The brand will continue to endure and evolve with a digital first strategy, ensuring its persistence and relevance for decades to come.last_img read more

President Kovind leaves for New Delhi

first_imgTirupati: President of India Ramnath Kovind has left for New Delhi from Tirupati airport on Monday. He was seen off at airport by CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Governor ESL Narasimhan. District Collector Dr N Bharat Gupta and other officials were present. Both Governor and CM presented mementoes to the President. Earlier, President Kovind reached airprot by IAF helicopter from Sriharikota. CM has reached Tirupati a little earlier by special flight to give send off to the President. Later, CM has left for Vijayawada. Governor will leave for Hyderabad at 11 am.last_img read more