Explained | How the status of Jammu and Kashmir is being changed

first_imgJammu and Kashmir enjoyed special status under Article 370 of the Constitution of India. This Article describes it as a temporary provision and that it will cease to be operative if the President issues a public notification to that effect. However, prior to that, a recommendation is necessary from the Constituent Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir.As a result of Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir had its own Constitution, and all laws passed by Parliament will not be applicable to the State, unless the State government gives its concurrence. The President is empowered to decide what provisions of the Constitution of India would be applicable to the State and what are the exceptions, but with the State government’s concurrence.The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954, lists the Articles and provisions that apply to J&K. Further, the President also listed a set of exceptions under Article 35A of the Constitution (this Article does not figure in the text of the Constitution of India, but figures only in the J&K’s Constitution). While the 1954 presidential order constituted a founding legal document for Jammu and Kashmir, Article 35A protected the exclusive laws – such as the bar on outsiders buying property and women marrying non-Kashmiris losing their property rights – of the State.These special measures can be altered only on the recommendation of the Sadar-i-Riyasat of Jammu and Kashmir, acting on the advice of the Council of Ministers, or by the “Constituent Assembly” of that State. As of now, there is no “Constituent Assembly”.This is how the Modi government changed Kashmir’s special status overnight:1. President Ram Nath Kovind issued a presidential order under Article 370 (1) of the Constitution. This clause enables the President to specify the matters which are applicable to Jammu and Kashmir. As it can be issued only with the Jammu and Kashmir government’s concurrence, the notification uses the words “with the concurrence of the Government of the State of Jammu and Kashmir”. This presumably means the Governor, who is now administering the State under President’s Rule, has given his concurrence on behalf of the State government.2. The Order supersedes the 1954 Order. This effectively means that all the provisions that formed the basis of a separate “Constitution” for Jammu and Kashmir stand abrogated. The Order declares that all the provisions of the Constitution of India, shall apply to Jammu and Kashmir too.3. However, some special measures were still needed for the scrapping of Article 370 altogether. Therefore, a few clauses were added to Article 367 of the Constitution.Article 367 contains “Interpretations”. They contain guidance on how to read or interpret some provisions. The new clauses say, when applicable to Jammu and Kashmir, all references to the ‘Sadar-i-Riyasat’, acting on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers, will be construed as references to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. All references to the State government shall mean “the Governor”.And most importantly, the reference to the “Constituent Assembly” in a proviso to Article 370 (3) has been amended to read “Legislative Assembly of the State”. This is the proviso that says the President can declare that Article 370 is no more operative only on the recommendation of the Constituent Assembly. As there is no Constituent Assembly in existence now, there is no body to “recommend” the demise of Article 370. Therefore, the State Assembly has to play that role.The issuance of the Presidential Order has set the stage for the abrogation of Article 370. Here, the government has made use of the fact that Jammu and Kashmir is under President’s Rule. Under the Proclamation issued under Article 356 of the Constitution, by which the President takes over the administration of a State, Parliament usually performs the legislative functions of the State Assembly. For instance, when a State is under Central rule, the budget allocations for that State are voted in Parliament in the absence of the Assembly.The Union Home Minister introduced two statutory resolutions, one, to recommend that the President issue a notification rendering Article 370 inoperative, and two, to accept the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill. The passage of the former resolution will enable the President to declare that Article 370 has ceased to operate.The Bill envisages converting Jammu and Kashmir into a Union Territory with a legislature, and carve out Ladakh region as another Union Territory, but without a legislature.last_img read more

Rafael Nadal looks to Australian Open with confidence after surgery

first_imgRafael Nadal of Spain talks to journalists on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Rafael Nadal is confident he can be fit for the Australian Open as he chases an 18th Grand Slam title.A right knee injury forced Nadal to retire from his U.S. Open semifinal in early September — his last competitive match — and the 32-year-old Spaniard had ankle surgery at the start of November.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Asked Thursday to assess his fitness level out of 10 ahead of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, Nadal said: “I don’t know . I am not that good with numbers.“I started about two weeks ago and I am taking small steps forward. I am just making sure I am moving forward and it’s not a step backwards. I know I have time to be ready for Melbourne at 100 percent.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe Australian Open starts Jan. 14.Nadal, who won his 17th Grand Slam at the French Open in June, said he was happy with his progress “but of course I need to prove myself in competitions and hopefully, playing here will help me take the first steps.” BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH 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 LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? The exhibition tournament also features top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who had surgery in February for an injured right elbow.“It’s been a very exciting 12 months. Last year here, I was still carrying the injury of the elbow that resulted in the surgery,” Djokovic said. “I am grateful that this season has taught me a lot about myself as a tennis player and as a person. I really had to dig deep to sort of turn the table in my favor.”Djokovic, who raised his haul of major trophies to 14 this year with Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, said his aims had changed.“I feel I am not prioritizing success on the tennis court for the sake of success only as I used to do probably until about five years ago,” Djokovic said. “For me, tennis is more of a platform now for other things — for the values that I want to share and the messages that I want to give out to the young generation.”The exhibition tournament also features a one-off match between the Williams sisters — Venus and Serena — on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green lift Raptors past Heatlast_img read more

Gayle invests in gaming company IONA Entertainment

first_imgSHARE SHARE EMAIL Swashbuckling West Indian opening batsman Chris Gayle has invested an undisclosed amount in IONA Entertainment to bring one-stop entertainment to Indian sports fans, which includes state-of-the-art virtual gaming.Speaking to reporters here, Gayle said he is a family man and loved to be associated with IONA, which is a family—oriented firm with potential to grow into a big business.He also said India is his top priority in terms of investment destinations and wanted to invest as many businesses as possible.Iona, at present, has one 70,000 square—feet gaming venue at Virginia Mall here.It had raised an initial round of funding from Singapore—based Vestasia.Replying to a query, CMD at Virginia Mall Company B Ramaswamy said IONA has chalked out a Rs 200—crore expansion plan in the first phase.“Rs 200 crore is just a phase one investment. We need to invest more, and partners coming in like Chris Gayle and Vestasia further strengthens our brand in the quest to become a global player,” she said.Asked what percentage of Rs 200 crore has Gayle invested in the venture, Ramaswamy said, “I have two answers for that.One is Chris Gayle cannot be valued. Two, the brand is young, for we had launched the brand just about a month ago.”Ramaswamy said the company is still in talks with Gayle and other stakeholders about business modalities.”Lot of paperwork, valuations among other things needs to be worked out. We will come back on it once all the modalities are finished,” she said.IONA Founder Subramanian said the company has big plans and intend to set up gaming zones in different parts of the country and make its presence felt abroad.“We are planning to expand pan—India and by the end of the year, we are looking at having five more centres in India and two abroad,” he said. venture capital computing and information technology Published on SHAREcenter_img July 13, 2017 cricket COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img read more

Indian Super League 2019-20 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC Telecast

first_img atkbengaluru fcchennaiyin fcfc goa First Published: October 21, 2019, 3:51 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Defending Champions Bengaluru FC will being their ISL 2019-20 campaign when they face last year’s semi-finalists NorthEast United FC in the upcoming Indian Super League 2019-20 fixture on Monday, October 21. The ISL 2019-20 Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC will be played at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. The second match of Indian Super League 2019-20 is a repear of last year’s semi-final, where Bengalure FC knocked out NorthEast United to seal the final berth. Reigning champions Bengaluru FC will look to kick-off their title defence in style while NorthEast United FC will want to pick up from last season albeit without their main man Bartholomew Ogbeche, who has switched to Kerala Blasters and scored a brace on the opening night.Speaking to the media ahead of the game, Bengaluru FC coach Carles Cuadrat has said that the team are concentrating on being competitive. “I think ‘defending the title’ is an English expression. We don’t do such things in Spain. It’s just one more team competing to get the trophy,” he said. The Indian Super League 2019-20 Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC fixture is schedule to start at 7:30PM. This year total 10 teams are participating in the tournament. The teams are Odisha FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Bengaluru FC, ATK, NorthEast United FC, Hyderabad FC, Mumbai City FC, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa, Jamshedpur FC.What time will Indian Super League 2019-20 Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC match start?The ISL 2019-20 Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC match is scheduled to start at 7:30PM. The match between the Bengaluru FC and NorthEast United FC will be at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC match on TV?Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC match on live streaming?The live streaming of Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC, Indian Super league 2019-20 will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. last_img read more

Filipe Luis: More players should be like Pique

first_imgAtlético Madrid More players should speak their mind like Pique, says Filipe Luis Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 00:19 10/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) pique-cropped Getty Images Atlético Madrid Barcelona Atlético Madrid v Barcelona Primera División The outspoken Barca defender has split opinion recently with his public statements, but Filipe Luis affirmed he is right to state his beliefs Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis commended Barcelona’s Gerard Pique for speaking his mind with regards to the recent Catalan independence referendum, saying that more footballers should be like him.Centre-back Pique has not been far from the headlines in recent weeks, with the 30-year-old coming out in support of the disputed vote without aligning himself with either side in the debate.Atletico to beat Barca & over 3.5 goals 9/1 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Despite refusing to publicly back the yes or no campaigns, some Spanish football fans jeered Pique during an open training session while away on international duty, with sections of their support questioning his commitment to Spain.Filipe Luis, who will face Pique when Barcelona visit Atletico on Saturday, has come out in support of the former Manchester United youngster’s attitude.Speaking to El Mundo, Filipe Luis said: “I am a fan of Pique, although I often disagree with what he says.”But he dares, like [Alvaro] Arbeloa. They are people who are not afraid to say what they think, who do not hide behind their fame.”They are admirable and hopefully more footballers will be like them.”But the Brazilian, who has spent most of the last 12 years in Spain, cannot fathom the region’s desire to split from the country.He added: “It [the referendum] is a subject that I follow daily and I cannot understand.”I respect it, but in a world that tends to unite and open frontiers, it doesn’t sound right to me that a community wants to close itself.”I guess it’s because I have the vision of a Brazilian and in Brazil, with all its flaws, if the national anthem sounds, people are proud.”Left, right, it does not matter. People are proud of being Brazilian and something I cannot understand is why that doesn’t happen here [in Spain].”Why do you want to separate? What do you think will be better?”last_img read more

LSU Releases Awesome “Saturday Night In Death Valley” Hype Video

first_imgFans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin’ Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)LSU’s Tiger Stadium, colloquially known as “Death Valley” is one of the most intimidating places to play in all of college football. It’s game day environment is outstanding, and the noise inside of it can best be described as deafening.Perhaps that’s why this hype video LSU released is so awesome. It’s called “Saturday Night in Death Valley” and it’s sure to bring out goosebumps on hardcore fans of the purple and gold.[ Saturday Down South ]last_img read more

UCF QB McKenzie Milton Issues A New Update

first_imgUCF quarterback McKenzie Milton.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 01: McKenzie Milton #10 of the UCF Knights looks to pass in the second half against the Auburn Tigers during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Earlier this season, UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton suffered a devastating knee injury. Milton was rushed to the hospital where doctors were able to restore blood flow to his lower leg, but a grueling recovery process awaits.The Milton family announced their son may have suffered nerve damage and he’s scheduled to undergo reconstructive surgery at a later date.On Saturday, Milton released a video message to those who wished him well.“I just want to thank everyone that has been sending their thoughts and prayers to me during this recovery process. It means the world to me. I want to wish you guys a Merry Christmas – where I’m from we say Mele Kalikimaka. God bless all you guys,” Milton said in a message.UCF QB McKenzie Milton shares a message with his fans ?(via @MariaTaylor)pic.twitter.com/JFnK5n89cw— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) December 1, 2018It’s great to see Milton feeling well enough to make his first public comments since suffering the horrific injury.Hopefully the recovery process continues in the right direction for the star quarterback.last_img read more

HPT Opens Thailands Largest DeepSea Container Terminal

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Hutchison Ports Thailand Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT), the largest container terminal operator in Thailand, has officially opened Terminal D at Laem Chabang Port.The grand opening ceremony for the USD 600 million facility was held on January 30, 2019.Located at Basin 2 of Laem Chabang Port, Terminal D is the first terminal in Thailand to handle some of the largest ocean-going container vessels. Once completed, the new Terminal D will have a total quay length of 1,700 meters, with seventeen Super Post-Panamax quay cranes and 43 electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes all using remote control technology.Construction of terminals D1, D2 and D3 began in 2016. The initial Phase 1A of Terminal D comprises 400 meters of a deep-water berth, three super Post-Panamax quay cranes and ten supporting yard cranes, and commenced “soft” operations in mid-2018.By the middle of 2019, the remaining Phase 1B of this first phase of Terminal D will be completed, delivering a combined total of 1,000 meters of berth, six quay cranes and 20 supporting yard cranes.Upon completion of all phases, Terminal D will be the largest and most advanced deep-sea container terminal in Thailand. The new terminal will also be the first and the only terminal at the port to feature remote control technologies.In November 2018, the facility welcomed its largest boxship to date, the 14,053 TEU ONE Columba. On this occasion, Hutchison Ports Thailand deployed new remote-controlled quay cranes to handle 2,269 containers loaded to the vessel.Terminal D is an integral part of Thailand’ s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) under Thailand 4.0’s objective to modernize the economy through improved infrastructure and innovation. Terminal D is intended to set a new global standard of port operations which upon on its completion will greatly facilitate the growth of container volumes at Laem Chabang Port, adding the much-needed capacity by 3.5 million TEU.last_img read more

Consultations on ChildCare Needs Begin

first_imgGovernment launched a consultation today, Oct. 31, for families and the regulated child-care sector to better understand the child-care needs of families and the ability of providers to meet those needs. “This is part of our commitment to ensure an accessible and sustainable child-care system for Nova Scotia families,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “It’s important we hear from families and those working in the child-care sector, about their specific needs.” The family consultation will look at the child-care needs of families with children 12 years of age and younger across the province. The child-care sector consultation will seek feedback on how government can support and partner with operators to ensure their success in the future. Families can provide input online by completing the online survey available at https://rdh.qfimr.com/eecd-parents. A paper copy may also be requested by calling 1-833-424-2084. The consultation runs until Nov. 21.last_img read more

Facebook takes down antivaxxer page that used falsified image of girl who

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The mother of a young Newfoundland girl says she’s relieved a social media company has disabled a site that used images of her dead daughter to promote an anti-vaccination campaign.Holly Denine recently came across a Facebook page displaying a photo of her daughter Nevaeh Denine, with text that falsely stated her death was related to vaccines.The girl, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at an early age, was well known in Newfoundland and Labrador for starting a lemonade stand to raise money for children with cancer.She died from her illness last summer at just nine years of age and was remembered her courage and selflessness.A spokesman for Facebook said late Tuesday that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page, apologizing for any distress that was caused.The social media giant says the site was disabled for violating the company’s community standards for misrepresentation.Denine said her daughter had used social media for positive purposes to raise thousands of dollars for sick children.However, she says she had long been worried that someone might exploit her daughter’s photo to raise money.“I hope it never happens again,” she wrote in an email Tuesday.“I only ever want Nevaeh associated with kindness and caring, not this cruel garbage. And that’s what it is, garbage.”– by Michael Tutton in Halifax. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Council to review snow clearing policy on Monday

first_imgCouncil will review the policy on Monday and determine the next steps to update the snow removal policy.  The full report being presented to Council is below. Snow removal is a source of financial stress for the City with snowfall amounts being unpredictable, finding the most financially efficient way to move the snow is an asset.With the 2017 and 2018 budgets exceeding the allocated snow clearing funds due to heavy snowfall. Having the right equipment and system in place is a must to ensure priorities for snow and ice control for streets, parking lots, and sidewalk/trails.The draft policy that will be presented to Council on Monday identifies priorities for snow and ice control for streets, parking lots, and sidewalk/trails. It also identifies levels of response which are operationalized in the administrative procedure.The draft also allows for the use of contracted services to help with clearing the streets and parking lots. Typically the contractors would work in a residential area, allowing City crews to move back to higher priority areas if required. It also allows for the ability to open a street, to make it safer to drive one – although it is not cleared from curb to curb. Crews would later go back and clear the street from curb to curb. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John City Council will hear from City staff Monday about a new plan for clearing snow in the City.Staff say the City can’t meet the existing policy directive with current resources. During the last review of the policy in 2010, staff changed to the current procedure that takes much longer to remove snow but doesn’t block residential drives.  Before 2010, plow trucks were used to remove snow with clearing completed within one to two days, yet the plows filled peoples driveways.Council asked staff before Christmas to review the current procedure and policy to align the two and to improve efficiencies.last_img read more

Congress has won elections in Delhi more times than it has faced defeat: Sheila

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Congress has won elections in Delhi more times than it has faced defeat, says former chief minister Sheila Dikshit though she does not want to speculate on the number of seats the party will win in the national Capital. She says she will be satisfied only if the party romps home in all seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi but a “clearer picture” on which party is leading in the city will emerge in the next 8-10 days.Eight-one-year-old Dikshit, who is involved in a keen contest in the North East Delhi seat against Delhi BJP chief and sitting MP Manoj Tiwari and AAP candidate Dilip Pandey, has been busy campaigning for the polls. “I never rest during daytime. I am contesting parliamentary elections after a long time but I am used to election campaigning. The most important thing is to reach out to the people,” said Dikshit. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesDikshit, who opposed an alliance with the AAP, says, “The Congress is an old party. It has always fought on its own in Delhi and won (elections) more often than it lost. But that is the game of politics. So, I felt we should not ally with a party (AAP) which is confined to one area (Delhi).” She justifies her stand saying, “We are contesting in all seven seats. If an alliance had happened, we would have got 2-4 seats only.” Dikshit successfully led the Congress in the 1998, 2003 and 2008 Assembly polls, but the party suffered a rout in the 2013 elections under her. The Congress could not even open its account in the 2014 Lok Sabha and the 2015 Assembly elections. Asked about her rival Tiwari, she says, “I do not even know him.”last_img read more

UNSC: US Ambassador Highlights Morocco’s Experience in Fighting Violent Extremism

New York – US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power highlighted, on Thursday, efforts made by Morocco to counter violent extremism.Power, who was speaking before the UN Security Council, underlined that Morocco is striving to spread a moderate Islam to face violent extremist ideologies.Morocco is striving to face extremist ideologies through the values of respect and dignity, while preaching a moderate interpretation of Islam, said Power during a debate on “the role of youth to fight violent extremism”. The debate, chaired by Crown Prince of Jordan Hussein Abdullah whose country assumes the rotating presidency of the UN body for April, was attended mainly by UNSG Ban Ki-Moon. read more

Greek Anarchist Group Attacks Saudi Arabian Embassy in Athens

By Sana ElouaziRabat – Members of the Greek anarchist group Rouvikonas reportedly targeted the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Athens in the early hours of Thursday, to protest against Riyadh’s involvement in the Yemeni Civil War. A video footage recorded by the group featured at least six assaillants wearing motorcycle helmets throwing projectiles and paint at the fences of the embassy . “At about 0400 GMT, a few people caused damage to the outside of the embassy… They threw some paint,” a police source told AFP, adding that “an investigation was underway.”In  a statement, the group claimed responsibility for the attack and said that it was in response to Saudi Arabia’s brutal regime and its involvement in the conflict in Yemen.“What ISIS has been doing, which rightly caused global revulsion, has been happening in Saudi Arabia for decades, in broad daylight, and it is accepted by the ‘civilized’ world,” the statement said.“Adulteresses are beheaded in the middle of street, thieves are amputated in front of howling crowds, women are totally subjugated, dissidents and gays disappear and are executed.”Rouvikonas also lambasted the leftist Greek government of Alexis Tsipras for its attempt to sell Greek army tank shells to Saudi Arabia earlier this week.Since their emergence in 2015, members of Rouvikonas have claimed dozens of acts of vandalism and assaults against state offices, financial agencies, media organizations, and politicians, mainly in Athens, causing damage to property but so far without injury.In July 2016, they threw paint at the front entrance of the Turkish Embassy in central Athens following the failed coup that resulted in a government crackdown with arrests of military personnel, members of academia, and political opponents of the Turkish government.In October 2017, the group also broke into the Spanish embassy, distributing leaflets in which they denounced the “repression” of Catalan population. read more

Brock community event to explore the craft business model

From craft beer to artisanal products, more and more companies are taking a niche approach to business.Understanding this business model will be at the centre of a panel discussion held at Brock University next week.Business Matters: Crafting the Brand, being held Wednesday, April 10, is the fifth in a series of panel talks organized by Brock’s Goodman School of Business. Previous Business Matters discussions have focused on women in business, the music industry, corporate social responsibility and innovation.This year’s panelists will look at what it means to follow a craft or artisanal approach to business, and why it has become a successful business model. They will also discuss the role that factors such as authenticity play.Panelists will draw on their extensive experience operating their own craft businesses in the food and beverage industry. The event will be moderated by Todd Green, Associate Professor of Marketing at Goodman.Panelists include:Conrad Davies, General Manager at Breakwall Brewing CompanyGeoff Dillon, President of Dillon’s Small Batch DistillersTamara Jensen, Brand Strategist for Form & Affect and proprietor of Dispatch restaurantNadia Senchuk, Co-founder of Leaning Post WinesThis marks the first time Goodman is able to host Business Matters in its own facilities, with the recent completion of the new Goodman School of Business building. The School is excited to welcome the community to Goodman, said Dean Andrew Gaudes.“The topic is exciting given our region,” he said. “We are having a conversation that is relevant and authentic to who we are and where we are located in the heart of Niagara.”This is a free community event, however space is limited and people are requested to register online.Business Matters: Crafting the Brand is supported by the Wilmot Foundation and is part of the D.G. Wilmot leader series.What: Business Matters presents: Crafting the Brand panel discussionWho: Panelists and craft business operators Conrad Davies, Geoff Dillon, Tamara Jensen and Nadia SenchukWhen: Wednesday, April 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.Where: Goodman School of Business Atrium, Brock University read more

Fencing Hes a legend Vladimir Nazlymov retires after 19 seasons as Ohio

Vladimir Nazlymov is retiring from his position as Ohio State’s head fencing coach after 19 seasons. Credit: Courtesy of OSUVladimir Nazlymov didn’t create the Ohio State fencing program, but in his 19 seasons as its head coach, he built it into a national powerhouse. Three national championships, nine individual NCAA titles and 11 Midwest Fencing Conference crowns later, Nazlymov announced last week he is retiring, marking an end to an illustrious career and leaving behind a lasting impact on those he coached. “I can’t even imagine what my last year of eligibility to fence for Ohio State will be like because I can’t even imagine Ohio State fencing without Vladimir Nazlymov,” said Oliver Shindler, a junior on the team. “He’s had such an amazing career, he deserves to retire and go be with his grandchildren and go be with his wife,” Shindler added. “I respect that a lot for him because I know how much he loves the sport, and how hard it is for him to walk away.” Nazlymov, 72, walks away with a resume that teemed with success before he even arrived in Columbus. Born in Makhachkala, Daghestan, Nazlymov won six medals — including three gold — while representing the Soviet Union across four Olympics from 1968 to 1980. He also captured 10 world championships, and coached the Soviet Union to a silver medal in the 1988 Olympics. After moving to the U.S., Nazlymov was the sabre coach for the national team from 1994 to 1999. He also captained it at the world championships from 1995 to 1997. The International Fencing Foundation twice named him the world’s best fencer, in 1975 and 1977, and elected him to its hall of fame for his coaching success. That was all before he turned Ohio State’s program into a stepping stone for Olympic success, with 10 of his Ohio State athletes having gone on to compete in the Olympics. “He’s really an important figure in fencing history,” said Isabel Alvarez, who fenced for Colombia from 2003 to 2007 and now owns Pro Fencing in Lewis Center. “He’s a legend.”  Both Shindler and Alvarez said part of Nazlymov’s success as a coach is due to his uncanny ability to motivate. Alvarez experienced that when she trained under Nazlymov and later on whenever he would visit her training center. “He gives you this feeling like, ‘Yeah, I can do this,’” said Alvarez, who called Nazlymov one of the best sabre coaches in the world. Shindler witnessed it when he first met with Nazlymov in 2014 at a North American Cup event in Columbus. Entering his senior year of high school, Shindler was being recruited by other top programs like Duke, Notre Dame and Penn State, but Nazlymov stood out. One of the first things Nazlymov told Shindler, who has Olympic aspirations, was, “If you want to be a champion, Ohio State is where you need to come.” After an official visit, Shindler was sold. “He sees the sport in a completely different way than anyone else sees it,” Shindler said. “It’s not just about the athletic part of fencing. It’s a math game.” Before competitions, Shindler said Nazlymov provided the team with detailed information about how many points the team needed to win and what every person needed to do in individual bouts. “Like what we can lose by, what we can win by — everything so we’re prepared,” Shindler said. “Obviously he doesn’t want to lose. He has never hated anything more than losing. He hates second place, he hates anything but first place, but he has a cushion for what we can do to do well.” Perhaps above all, though, Shindler said the way in which Nazlymov cared about his athletes separated him from his peers. When Shindler’s grandfather recently passed away, Nazlymov pulled Shindler into his office to comfort him and offer his support. Or when Shindler’s performance was dipping during a stretch of five straight competitions, including two at the international level, Nazlymov helped Shindler one-on-one, telling him to go to the sauna to relax and working with him on basic fundamentals. Ultimately, those pieces of advice and hours of coaching helped Shindler return to the level of performance he knew he was capable of, and it’s why Nazlymov’s impact on fencing — not only at Ohio State, but across the sport generally — will continue to be felt. “The way that he cares, to him this isn’t a sport, it’s his life,” Shindler said. “To him it wasn’t a team, it’s a family.” read more

Live laser scanning demos at MINExpo

first_imgMechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co (Egan) will showcase construction technology advancements from its sister company, 3D Imaging Services (3DIS), through live 3D laser scanning demonstrations at the company’s MINExpo booth. Attendees will see first-hand how a quick capture of millions of 3D measurements eliminates human error and guarantees precisely fabricated components for both retrofit projects and new construction in the mining industry.“For mining industry projects, the proper application of this technology creates significant dollar and time savings,” says Rick Atkins, Director of New Business at Egan. “We’ve seen our customers expedite job schedules, reduce their jobsite labour and identify costly errors before they were executed in the field.”Egan’s headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, boasts a large fabrication shop that supplies the mining industry with pipe spools, pipe racks and turnkey skid packages. Customers and projects include Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold, Jacobs Engineering Group, Fagen, Kennecott Utah Copper, Kiewit, CCC Group, Brahma Group and Bilfinger Westcon.The live demonstrations will include an overview of RetroFab, a proprietary, turnkey process that Egan and 3DIS developed for retrofit fabrication projects. RetroFab uses 3D laser measurements at key points of the process order to fabricate precisely to existing conditions, eliminating field rework and reducing outage time.last_img read more

One allegation of abuse within Catholic Church in 2012

first_imgRead: Catholic Church in Australia admits it has been slow to act on sex abuseMore: Irish priest being sued for alleged rape in USA THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S watchdog has confirmed that it received an allegation of abuse last year. The complaint outlined an incident that allegedly took place in 2012.The notification underlines the need for constant vigilance, good safeguarding practice and prompt action, said CEO of the NBSCCCI Ian Elliot on the publication of the organisation’s annual report.The Board was notified of two allegations of abuse having taken place since 2000 but the vast majority of the 242 accusations received related to years between 1960 and 1990. Some dated as far back as 1940.Information about all 242 allegations, concerns and suspicions have been passed to the gardaí/PSNI and, where appropriate, the HSC/HSE. The number of convictions for serious offences remains low, with just 26 prosecutions out of a total of 723 allegations (involving 320 priests).The Board expects to complete its review of all of Ireland’s dioceses by the end of this year and hopes to make “substantial progress” by the end of 2014 on the remaining congregations and missionary unions.The NBSCCCI’s audits into five congregations revealed a higher incidence of abuse amongst those orders than in dioceses. During 2012, current practices in 10 dioceses and five religious congregations were examined.Elliot retires from the head of the organisation next month. His report recommends a comprehensive review of the board’s operations be undertaken by the sponsoring bodies.Download: The full annual report>last_img read more

The Elder Scrolls Online confirmed for 2013

first_imgAs rumored in March, Bethesda has waited until May to reveal that The Elder Scrolls won’t remain a single-player focused series for much longer. Come next year we will all be playing The Elder Scrolls Online MMO.Full details of the game will require you pick up the June edition of Game Informer magazine whose cover you can see above, which should hit stores in the next week. However, some information has dropped to whet our appetites.The Elder Scrolls Online is by no means a new game. Zenimax Online Studios has been working on it for several years, and for that reason alone a launch next year (on PC and Mac) doesn’t seem outside the realms of possibility. At its helm is game director Matt Firor, whose previous MMO successes includes Dark Age of Camelot.As for the game’s setting, the events will center around “daedric prince Molag Bal” with the environment spanning the whole of Tamriel a millennium before Skyrim‘s storyline occurs. In other words, Bethesda is keeping the MMO on a totally separate timeline to the main series, which makes a lot of sense if they want to keep selling both types of game side-by-side.Game Informer is promising a teaser video tomorrow morning, and then a screenshot of the game later in the day. Beyond that, there will be a slow drip feed of information over the coming weeks and months I imagine.Of course, what we all want to know is when does the beta start and how do I get on it? I’m sure Bethesda has a plan in place and hopefully something will become available to play before the year is over.More at Game Informerlast_img read more

Hormone de croissance définition rôle comment analyser les résultats

first_imgHormone de croissance : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?Également appelée somatotropine, l’hormone de croissance est produite par les cellules somatotropes de l’hypophyse. Elle favorise la croissance et la reproduction cellulaire. Son dosage permet d’évaluer la fonction hypophysaire et de détecter des pathologies liées à une concentration anormale de l’hormone.L’hormone de croissance, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Si elle est sécrétée précisément par l’antéhypophyse, l’hormone de croissance est très largement corrélée à de nombreux facteurs tels que le taux de glucose, le sommeil, les hormones hypothalamiques ou encore l’activité physique. Dans tous les cas, cette hormone spécifique joue un rôle prépondérant dans le processus de la croissance, mais également dans les différents mécanismes métaboliques. Ainsi, son dosage est généralement indiqué pour dépister ou diagnostiquer des troubles du développement chez l’enfant. Mais, face à l’étendue des processus sous-jacents, la mesure de l’hormone de croissance s’inscrit généralement dans le cadre d’un bilan complet nécessitant parfois des épreuves de stimulation et/ou de freinage de l’hormone.Le dosage de l’hormone de croissanceL’évaluation du taux d’hormone de croissance dans le sang est particulièrement difficile à réaliser parce qu’il est soumis à d’importantes variations circadiennes. En effet, la somatotropine se caractérise par des pics sécrétoires prédominants au cours des phases de sommeil. Afin de la mesurer, il est donc nécessaire de prélever un échantillon sanguin juste après une hausse de production. C’est la raison pour laquelle des tests de stimulation sont pratiqués afin de provoquer un pic de sécrétion. À l’inverse, des tests de freinage sont effectués pour inhiber l’hormone de croissance. Il est également possible de réaliser plusieurs prises de sang à des intervalles réguliers afin d’obtenir un panorama complet de la production de cette hormone. Le taux sanguin de l’hormone de croissance est considéré comme normal s’il se situe entre 5 et 20 ug/l chez l’enfant ou entre 3 et 5 ug/l chez l’adulte.Taux d’hormone de croissance trop bas : qu’est-ce que cela signifie ?À lire aussiCatécholamines : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?En règle générale, les enfants qui présentent un taux de somatotropine inférieur à la moyenne souffrent d’un retard de croissance. La diminution anormale de la sécrétion de l’hormone de croissance peut être secondaire à une nécrose hypophysaire (syndrome de Sheehan), au syndrome de Cushing, à une radiothérapie concentrée sur l’hypophyse, à un trouble hormonal ou encore à une acromégalie.Taux d’hormone de croissance trop haut : qu’est-ce que cela signifie ? La présence d’une tumeur à l’hypophyse représente la principale cause d’une surproduction de l’hormone de croissance. Dans les faits, cette sécrétion excessive se manifeste par une croissance démesurée des os longs même après la puberté. Les enfants concernés sont alors exagérément grands (gigantisme). Le 25 avril 2017 à 10:53 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more