first_imgHyundai Motor India plans to launch 2-3 new models every year till 2020 as a part of its efforts to further consolidate its position in the country.The auto major, which is the second largest car maker in India, eyes 1 per cent growth in its market share each year during the period.Currently, the maker of various popular models like i20 and Creta , Hyundai has over 16 per cent market share in the overall passenger vehicle segment.”In the last two years we have launched seven models. We plan to launch 2-3 new models, including full model changes, every year continuously till 2020,” Hyundai Motor India MD & CEO BS Seo told PTI here. ALSO READ:Hyundai develops sports car N50 to boost sagging profitsThe company is targeting one per cent increase in its market share every year for the next five years, he added.As part of its long term strategy in the country, the company is also developing models like a multipurpose vehicle (MPV), a small SUV and full model changes for its sedans Elantra and Verna.He however did not share launch details of the upcoming models.ALSO READ:Comparison: Mahindra TUV300 vs Ford EcoSport vs Renault Duster vs Hyundai i20Commenting on the company’s strategy in lieu of rival Suzuki planning to launch over 15 new models in India by 2020, Seo said: “Hyundai is also watching the market very closely.”When asked about plans to set up a new manufacturing plant in the country, Seo said: “Nothing is confirmed as yet.”advertisementALSO READ:Hyundai to increase Creta output to 7,000 units a monthHe added that the automaker, which currently sells 10 models in the country, would continue to introduce products with latest technology and design in the Indian market.”We will keep bringing great products into the Indian market continuously to satisfy the customers here. We want to be the most loved and trusted company in the Indian market,” Seo said.Hyundai inaugurated its first dealership here in Leh, thus strengthening its sales network in the state.ALSO READ:Hyundai Creta First Drive: Middle Class Dreams”Jammu & Kashmir is a significant market for Hyundai in northern India and this dealership will help us to strengthen our presence in this region,” Seo said.last_img read more

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The mantra throughout the NFL each week is to look ahead. Considering how ugly the previous week was for Indianapolis, the Colts needed tunnel vision toward Nov. 3.Following an awful performance in a loss to Pittsburgh, the Colts beat the New York Giants 40-24 behind Andrew Luck’s four touchdown passes and an improved performance by a defense that kept Eli Manning off balance.With his franchise-record seventh consecutive 300-yard game, Luck led the Colts (6-3) to a lopsided win one week after a 51-34 loss to Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers.Unlike the way Roethlisberger toyed with their defense in that game, the Colts didn’t let Manning get going in handing New York (3-5) its third straight defeat. “It was great to get back in the win column after a tough one last week,” Luck said.Luck hit Coby Fleener for a 32-yard TD in the first half. He had scoring throws of 31 yards to T.Y. Hilton, 40 yards to Reggie Wayne and 2 yards to Dwayne Allen in the third period.Adam Vinatieri added four field goals and is perfect on 20 tries this year.It was the eighth time this season that Luck had thrown for more than 300 yards and the 17th time in his three pro seasons. He was 25 for 46 for 354 yards, helping the Colts head into their bye with a two-game lead on Houston on the AFC South.“Reggie spoke to it last night,” Luck said. “He’s had only one or two, but he said losses before bye weeks stink.”So do defeats like the one the Steelers laid on Indy. The quick remedy: Win the next time out. “We got that bad taste out of our mouths, the way we lost that last game,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “It’s awesome.”Wayne, who broke down in tears during the national anthem, surpassed James Lofton for career yards receiving and has 14,070 in his 14-season career.“I’m just blessed to be out there,” Wayne said. “It’s an emotional game, man, and sometimes it comes out. It was a prime-time game, and an opportunity to turn things around a little bit. “An old wise guy once told me you shouldn’t hold back your tears. Tonight was a night with the tears.”Giants first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. had 156 yards on eight receptions, by far his best game. Manning threw for 359 yards and two TDs, but most of that came with the game decided.Luck seemed to look for Fleener on every pass in the first half. That well-established combination — they played together at Stanford before joining the Colts in 2012 — paid off on consecutive passes for the game’s first touchdown.But the Colts probably caught a break on one of those plays. Fleener was awarded a 21-yard gain to the New York 32, although video replays showed he dropped the ball. Giants coach Tom Coughlin threw the challenge flag too late, seconds before Fleener was uncovered down the right side for the touchdown.“We saw the coaches gathering on the sideline and we didn’t know if he was trying to challenge it or not,” safety Antrel Rolle said. “And you know as a defense we have to get lined up and get a call. No one got lined up … we failed to do so as an entire unit. It was one of those plays that costs you.”Also costly for the Giants were drops by receivers, an inability to sustain a ground game, and enough pressure against Manning to force long or high throws that had no chance to be caught. Indy led 16-3 at the half thanks to Fleener’s TD and field goals of 48, 31 and 48 yards by Vinatieri, who added a 43-yarder in the fourth quarter.The Colts held the Giants to 143 yards in the opening half, and then staged an 84-yard drive to Hilton’s TD on the first series of the third quarter.New York matched that drive to finally get into the end zone. Beckham got loose for a 59-yard gain on a pass from Manning, and then Andre Williams broke two tackles for a 24-yard reception. Williams surged in from the 1 to make it 23-10.Luck simply picked New York apart on the next series to go over 300 yards in the air once again. He beat a blitz to hit former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw for 22 yards, did the same to hit Fleener for 11 on third down, and then connected with Wayne on a 40-yard play down the left sideline.Rookie Jonathan Newsome’s sack of Manning three plays later knocked the ball loose and safety Sergio Brown returned it 28 yards to the Giants 4. Luck got his fourth TD pass on a 2-yarder to an uncovered Allen.That score sent many of the fans to the exits, about the only satisfaction they received being a halftime ceremony when former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan received his Hall of Fame ring.New York got a pair of late scores on Larry Donnell’s 5-yard reception and rookie Corey Washington’s 1-yard catch for his first career TD.(BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgfeatures Read more Martin Solveig says he is ‘especially’ respectful with women. What a twerk The 100 best female footballers in the world 2018 Read more Pinterest I was in a position to promote women’s football and that’s what I’m passionate aboutAda Hegerberg “It was, and is, quite emotional to be honest,” she says. “I try not to use the word proud too often but I was really proud, because I was in a position to promote women’s football and that’s what I’m passionate about.“It’s a night when we celebrate the best footballers in the world, male and female. They’re the same as us, we’ve been working hard every day to achieve things like this. The mutual respect is there. There is no difference.“That’s what’s so nice about nights like this because it puts both sexes up front, and that’s how it should be.”Of the 15 nominees for the inaugural award, seven were from Lyon, a testament to the five-times European champions. “It shows the mentality in the group,” says Hegerberg.“I call it a team award as much as an individual award. I know I’ve had some fantastic seasons, but we’ve achieved great things together.”On Wednesday night Hegerberg was applauded by almost 60,000 fans as she took to Lyon’s Groupama Stadium pitch. “It was fantastic to go home to my home pitch, a fantastic stadium, in front of great fans. It shows they appreciate the football,” said Hegerberg. Ada Hegerberg’s Ballon d’Or triumph and fight for equality in football – video profile 1:01 Twitter “That’s the philosophy from [Lyon owner] Jean-Michel Aulas and the club, it’s a modern way to think.“We have everything we need to perform at the highest level, that’s why I feel like the club should be seen as an example. This isn’t something Aulas has built in one year, it was a project, he was patient and now he has the best team. It pays off.”For serial winners, both as a team and personally, you might imagine staying motivated would be hard. But Hegerberg describes winning and scoring as an addiction: “When you first win a trophy you want to do it again and again. It keeps you hungry. People wonder what you are going to do after you’ve won the Champions League three times? Win it again, if I can. That’s what defines the best athletes, being capable of showing up year after year at the highest level.” Missing from her cabinet is international acclaim, and that is a situation unlikely to change. Having made the decision to step back from the Norwegian national team in 2017, dismayed by the lack of commitment of the Norwegian Football Federation to women’s football, the Ballon d’Or winner will not be seen on the biggest stage, at the World Cup in France next summer. But to her, principles matter.“I wouldn’t be the player I am today if I didn’t stand for my values, what I’m passionate about and what I believe in. It’s easy to lose yourself on the road and you have to take some tough decisions to stay true to yourself.”She is animated discussing the future of women’s football and what is needed for its growth. “Our job is to work hard. Every woman player has a responsibility to work hard and stay out of your comfort zone every day to deliver good football. We need to continue to deliver good football … so that in the end they can’t see through us, they have to see the value in it.“There’s a long way to go, there are small fights and bigger fights we need to [have]. We don’t have to be alone in this, we need help from bigger organisations, from men as well, who have the power to help make a difference.” Ada Hegerberg says she wants to be remembered as the first woman to win the Ballon d’Or, after the moment she collected the biggest individual prize in football was marred by the male compere of the awards ceremony asking her if she would like to twerk on stage.“It got out of hand and I want the attention to be on the historic moment for the Ballon d’Or and what it meant for me,” says Hegerberg, 23. Sign up for The Recap and get a weekly roundup of features direct to your inbox. Play Video Hegerberg in action for Olympique Lyon against FC Barcelona. Photograph: Soccrates Images/Getty Images Last season the striker scored 15 Champions League goals, a record, and matched Ronaldo’s tally for the same duration. With 41 goals in 41 games she is 10 shy of the all-time Champions League record held by Anja Mittag of Germany, but setting that as a target for this term is looking too far ahead.“I don’t think too much about how many goals I’m going to target. I work really hard and prepare really well for the season to come … I know when I’m well prepared, when I’ve worked hard, the results will come.” Share on Facebook Marina Hyde Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Women’s football Ballon d’Or Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Read more Share on Twitter The 100 best female footballers in the world 2018 The elite of football gathered on Monday night in Paris to crown a new king, and for the first time in its 62-year history, a queen. The Ballon d’Or, the most prestigious individual prize in the men’s game, won by either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi for the preceding 10 years, was lifted aloft by World Cup finalist Luka Modrić.And the new era also saw the inaugural women’s prize picked up by Lyon striker Hegerberg – a Norwegian player with almost 300 career goals, four French league titles and a hat-trick of Coupe de France trophies and of Champions League titles.As Hegerberg collected her prize, she gave a speech with the message for young girls all over the world to “please, believe in yourselves”. Reuse this content Topics Facebook Share on LinkedIn At which the host, French DJ Martin Solveig, asked the record-breaking goal-scorer “do you know how to twerk?”. Cool-headed as ever, Hegerberg replied with a curt “no” and turned to leave and, in that moment, a viral clip was born.Fury ensued. Tennis star Andy Murray, a vocal supporter of women’s rights, was one of the first to voice his anger, describing levels of sexism within sport as “unreal”.“Why do women still have to put up with that shit. What questions did they ask Mbappé and Modrić? I’d imagine something to do with football,” Murray said on Instagram.Hegerberg, speaking to the Guardian about her latest place in the history books, said it was important that “outrage is there in every situation where that theme comes up”, but was keen to tilt things away from the sexism row and what it says about the industry, and back to what the award represents.“It was an amazing night for women in general and women who play football. I really want to say thank you to France Football for putting it in place, I know it’s 2018 and it’s been a long time coming, but at the same time it’s important to show what a big step forward this is for women’s football.last_img read more

first_imgPepe Reina has offered condolences to the family of his former Spain team-mate Jose Antonio Reyes, who died on Saturday.Former Spain, Sevilla and Arsenal star Reyes was killed in a traffic accident at the age of just 35.Tributes have been offered from across the footballing world since Sevilla confirmed the news of his passing just hours before the Champions League final in the Spanish capital, where Reyes spent five years as a player for Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? AC Milan goalkeeper Reina, a former team-mate of Reyes with Spain, described it as a “difficult day”.He told Omnisport in Madrid: “It is a sad day. It is something that you cannot expect – 35 years old. Suddenly, you find yourself in this situation.”My condolences for the family, for his friends…it’s just a difficult day.”The experience of 2006 in Germany [at the World Cup] seems like it was yesterday, to be there with his wife and new-born son. Life is like this, and you have to enjoy it while you can.”Everyone at UEFA is shocked & hugely saddened to learn that José Antonio Reyes has died aged 35.A Spanish international with 5 @EuropaLeague titles, Reyes will be sorely missed by the football world.Our thoughts are with his family & friends at this terrible time. pic.twitter.com/EW4btJ9Vf9— UEFA (@UEFA) June 1, 2019Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez also expressed his sadness at the news.”My condolences to the family. You cannot say too much. It is sad news for sure,” he told reporters in Madrid.There will be a moment’s silence before kick-off of the Champions League final as a mark of respect for Reyes. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgHarry Redknapp is confident nephew Frank Lampard will be appointed Chelsea’s new head coach, despite Derby County’s attempt to tie him down to a new deal.Lampard is the frontrunner to succeed Maurizio Sarri in the Stamford Bridge dugout following the Italian’s switch to Serie A champions Juventus.But Derby are reluctant to let the legendary Chelsea midfielder return to his former club in a coaching capacity just a year into his three-year contract at Pride Park. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Championship side, who suffered defeat to Aston Villa in this past season’s play-off final, are reportedly in discussions with Lampard over extending his deal and chairman Mel Morris said on Monday no approach has yet been made by Chelsea.On this day in 2001…Frank Lampard became a Blue! pic.twitter.com/ssmlONsoAt — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 14, 2019 Redknapp expects Lampard to land his dream job, however, telling BBC Radio 5 Live: “If Chelsea come calling, it’s a difficult one for him to turn down.”In my personal opinion, he’ll be the manager of Chelsea. It looks to me like it’s going to happen.”It’s a no-lose situation unless he finishes outside the top six. Anything in the top six would be OK, but [qualifying for] the Champions League would be a good season.”No one is expecting him to finish first or second, third maybe. If he makes the Champions League next year, he’s going to be a success.”Lampard is Chelsea’s all-time leading scorer and won three Premier League titles with the club during his playing days, as well as the Champions League in 2012.And Redknapp, who has managed the likes of Portsmouth, West Ham United, Southampton, Tottenham and QPR, urged Lampard to take the job if he is offered it.”He’s a true legend at Chelsea, one of the greatest players in the club’s history,” he said. “It may not come along again, you never know in football, the opportunity is there for him to go back now.”He has a house around the corner from the training ground, his wife works in London.”Lampard: “I’m the manager of this club, and I’m very proud to be the manager of this club. I have a two-year contract, I love working here and I want to continue to progress with this club.” pic.twitter.com/PQuLWn9X7T — Derby County (@dcfcofficial) May 27, 2019 Chelsea are banned from signing new players for the next two transfer windows, potentially giving some of the youngsters in their squad a chance to shine.”Maybe it’s time for someone who is going to be bold enough to play those young players,” Redknapp said. “[Lampard] went to Derby, he brought young players in, Derby got to the play-off final with a few kids.”It could be an interesting time for Chelsea, they are going to have to play some of their kids, give them a go.”We keep talking about how good these kids are, they’re playing for England Under-17, Under-19, so get them in the first team, let’s see them play.”Chelsea have a great group of young players, it might be a good chance to throw three or four of them in. You may have something special there.”last_img read more

first_img ND Football | Notre Dame OL Aaron Banks Has Foot Surgeryhttps://t.co/Pf87mLpJv4— Matt Freeman (@mattfreemanISD) June 26, 2019Notre Dame is coming off a 12-0 regular season that included their first-ever trip to the College Football Playoff.However, the Irish were overwhelmed by Clemson in the Cotton Bowl, losing the game 30-3.Notre Dame’s schedule won’t get any easier in 2019, with massive games against Michigan and Georgia highlighting the schedule and slated to be the team’s biggest obstacles.Hopefully the Irish will have Banks back for that game. He clearly has a big role with the team that may only get bigger. Notre Dame's mascot running with a flag on the football field.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 17: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot carries the school flag on the field before the game against the Michigan State Spartans on September 17, 2005 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Notre Dame offensive guard Aaron Banks had a breakout season for the Irish last year, starting six games and playing in all 13. But he’s had a slight setback that could put his 2019 season at risk.According to Irish Sports Daily, Aaron Banks underwent surgery last week on a broken foot. Per the report, Banks is expected to recover in time for Notre Dame’s camp, but could be “eased back in” to the lineup.Coming out of high school in 2017, Banks was a four-star prospect ranked No. 166 in the country. He was the No. 17 offensive tackle in the country, and the No. 20 prospect from the state of California.Upon joining the Irish, however, Banks was converted to an offensive guard, and has thrived at the position. He’s projected to start at left guard when he recovers from this operation.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: Meyer TurkuFinland-based shipbuilder Meyer Turku has seen its net profit for 2016 reach EUR 25 million, jumping by some 66 percent from EUR 15 million reported in 2015, as the company witnessed “another profitable year.”The company’s revenue surged by 33 percent ending the year at EUR 792 million, compared to a revenue of EUR 594 million seen a year earlier.Meyer Turku informed that it “is on a good and also economically sustainable path with Meyer family ownership since late 2014.”“The rise of Turku shipyard under Meyer leadership has been swift,” the shipbuilder said, adding that the growth “is economically healthy and sustainable with a stable order book reaching until 2024.”“We are well on our growth path and these reasonable profits give us an opportunity to further invest into the shipyard and also to build up an even stronger shipbuilding team with further recruitments,” Jan Meyer, Meyer Turku CEO, said.Meyer Turku Oy, which build cruise ships, car-passenger ferries and special vessels, is currently constructing cruise ships for TUI Cruises. The company will also build two cruise ships for Costa Crociere, Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean International.last_img read more

first_imgTwenty-four community organizations and groups are receiving grants to prevent domestic violence. “Domestic violence is a complex issue that affects too many Nova Scotians,” said Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, today, April 29. “What we learn from these projects, along with the deep expertise in our communities, will help build the best plan for addressing and preventing domestic violence.” The grants, totalling $912,000, are part of the work to develop Standing Together, a provincial plan to prevent domestic violence and support victims and their families. A wide range of projects are receiving grants. They include ones focused on addressing domestic violence in specific communities, including African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities, as well as projects focused on engaging and developing supports for groups such as children and youth, men and boys, girls and young women and women with disabilities. “We welcome the support of the province for our project, Not Just Victims of Family Violence: Our Children, Our Future,” said Shiva Nourpanah, provincial co-ordinator of the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia. “We developed this two-year project in partnership with SeaStar Child and Youth Advocacy Centre at the IWK Health Centre. It will deliver expert, trauma-informed training on working with children who have experienced domestic and family violence to the staff of our member organizations, and put standardized, consistent practices in place across the province.” Eleven of the 24 grant recipients received Standing Together Shift grants, which provide up to $75,000 to help organizations explore, develop and test new ideas for preventing domestic violence and providing support to victims and their families. Thirteen projects received Standing Together Prevention grants. These grants provide up to $10,000 for projects that raise awareness of domestic violence and encourage people and communities to get involved and take action. Research Nova Scotia is administering the grants. The recipients were selected by an independent review committee. For a list of projects receiving grants, please see www.novascotia.ca/standingtogether .last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – Four members of the same Quebec family were among the people injured in a recent boating crash in Puerto Rico, a relative said Monday.Vincent Boileau said his father-in-law suffered broken bones and lacerations while his mother-in-law dislocated her shoulder and received a severe concussion after a motorboat struck the family as they were on a night boat tour.Boileau was also vacationing with his wife, his son and his wife’s daughter.His wife and stepdaughter were also injured, but less seriously than his in-laws.“The motorboat was clearly going too fast,” he told The Canadian Press from Puerto Rico. “The boat that hit us jumped onto the deck. The propellers of the motor struck my wife’s daughter, my mother-in-law, and the most damage was done to my father-in-law.”The crash occurred around 9:45 p.m. on July 25, a few minutes after the family, along with other tourists, boarded a tour boat headed towards Isla Magueyes, in Puerto Rico.Boileau’s in-laws were transported to a local hospital by helicopter.While his mother-in-law was treated and released, his father-in-law had to be taken to another hospital to be seen by a surgeon.Boileau said the family waited more than 24 hours for his father-in-law to be seen by a doctor and that he was only treated after they called the Canadian Embassy for help.“Only after the consular official showed up at the hospital did things start to move and they start to take care of him,” he said.Boileau said his family is considering suing the operator of the motorboat and the agency that organized the night tour.He said his stepdaughter has returned to Quebec but that the rest of the family is still in Puerto Rico because his father-in-law is waiting to be cleared by a doctor to travel.last_img read more

first_imgThe nation’s top therapy dog, a pit bull named Elle (pronounced Ellie) from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina who helps teach children about dog safety, reading, and overcoming prejudice and stereotypes – something a pit bull knows too much about – has been named this year’s “American Hero Dog” at the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.Congratulations to Elle the pit bull, winner of the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog AwardsElle and her human companion Leah Brewer were presented with the nation’s top honors last night at the star-studded Hero Dog Awards gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards are presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc., broadcast nationally on Hallmark Channel, and produced by Emmy award-winning MRB Productions.Elle is saving lives by teaching children dog safety (more than 2 million children are bitten by dogs each year) and making positive life changes for people by helping them overcome their fear of dogs. Since becoming a volunteer, Elle started a therapy dog reading program called “Tail Wagging Tales,” helping children enjoy books and improve their reading skills. Elle is also making a difference by creating happiness all around while visiting her friends at an elementary school, a middle school, and a retirement home. Elle also reaches out to educate families about being responsible pet parents, sharing stories about her job as a therapy dog, and spreading positive awareness about dogs that are misunderstood, including pit bulls. This year’s therapy dog category sponsor, as well as the online sponsor, is the leading animal health company, Zoetis. Elle’s charity partner, which will receive $6,500 in financial support from the Hero Dog Awards, is the nonprofit organization, Hand in Paw.The sold-out, star-studded awards honoring America’s most courageous canines were hosted at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday by television and movie star Joey Lawrence, accompanied by a galaxy of stars and presenters including Betty White, Jennifer Coolidge, Esai Morales, Ryan O’Neal, Naomi Judd, Pauley Perrette, Lisa Vanderpump, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Bailee Madison, Rico Rodriguez, Brian Baumgartner, Megan Blake, Max Carver, Torrey DeVitto, Matt Leinart, Lauren Potter, Eric Christian Olsen, Ben Savage, Austin Stowell, Chef Michael Voltaggio, Danielle Fishell, Lori Loughlin, Daphne Zuniga, Victoria Stillwell and many more. Popular TV stars Jenni Pulos and Lisa Vanderpump served as Red Carpet hosts. The phenomenally talented Frankie Moreno, who in addition to his many hit records and accolades was named Las Vegas’ Headliner of the Year, provided the lead musical performances with striking and original songs written especially for the awards that brought down the house. Before the show, singer and Billboard recording artist Shara Strand turned in a stirring performance of “I Will Carry You,” which she wrote for American Humane Association, and guitarist Tom Caufield set a sensitive and lyrical tone during the Red Carpet, silent auction and gala dinner.The Hero Dog Awards were created to celebrate the powerful relationship between dogs and people and recognize extraordinary acts of heroism performed by ordinary dogs. The event will be broadcast nationwide by Hallmark Channel on October 30 at 8 pm/7 Central. The 90-minute program will air as part of Hallmark Channel’s Pet Project, the network’s cross-platform advocacy campaign designed to celebrate the joy and enrichment animals bring to our lives.During a nationwide search over the course of six months, 141 dogs from all across the country were nominated and more than a million votes were cast by the American public, culminating in the selection of eight extraordinary canine finalists.“The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards were created to honor some of the most extraordinary heroes the world has ever known, the very best of our ‘best friends’ – ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane Association. “These courageous canines have gone above and beyond the call of duty, saving lives on the battlefield, comforting the ill, aged and afflicted, bringing hope to those who have lost it and reminding us of the powerful, age-old bond between animals and people. Choosing a top dog is difficult because they are all so terrific, but we are proud to announce Elle as the top American Hero Dog for 2013. As an organization that for years has fought breed-specific legislation (BSL), we are also pleased to honor a breed that has been often been unjustly maligned. We hope that Elle’s story will help to underscore the many tremendously positive qualities of this breed.”The winner is chosen through a combination of public votes and voting by a panel of animal advocates and celebrity judges including Victoria Stilwell, Kristin Chenoweth, Candy Spelling, Miranda Lambert, Dr. Marty Becker, Michelle Forbes, Megyn Price, Prince Lorenzo Borghese, Blake Koch, Tara Harper, Jerry Means, Nancy Otte, Michael Hingson, Shara Strand, Maria Milito, and Ashley Rhodes-Courter.Country star Miranda Lambert was awarded the National Humanitarian Medal for her longtime dedication to helping animals in need. In 2011 she and her MuttNation Foundation worked with American Humane Association to get relief to the animals affected by the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. In 2012 she and her foundation sponsored the winning Military Dog category of the Hero Dog Awards. And this year, following the EF-5 tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma, she, her foundation, and her family all worked to help our Red Star rescue team save animals in the disaster zone.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

With more than 70,000 Brock alumni, it’s no coincidence that there are many for whom Brock is a family affair. Calling Brock home is quite natural for Shannon Gill (BBA ’95, BA ’00), the University’s Annual Fund manager. Nine members of her clan have attended Brock for their post-secondary education, and for some, it’s been a journey of multiple and diverse interests.It started with Jim Lennard (BPhEd ’78), Gill’s cousin, who came to Brock to study physical education in 1978. He chose Brock for reasons that brought many of us to campus: the excellent program, small class sizes and the “family like” environment. After graduation, he successfully applied his degree as a high school physical education teacher. After moving to teach in elementary schools, Lennard discovered his other side of the brain – playwriting. What began as writing for school productions led Lennard to the discovery of a passionate hobby and talent.The next family member to come to Brock was Marlene Burden (BA ’88) – Gill’s aunt. Burden was determined to become a teacher and Brock was a natural choice for her. In 1988, she received her diploma in Psychology and Education.Gill and her sister, Linda Ismailos (BA ’90) were next to attend Brock.“I came here for various events while I was growing up,” said Gill. She frequently participated in dance recitals and theatre productions on campus, performing for elementary and high school productions. It was no surprise when the two sisters came to Brock to pursue their degrees in business administration and psychology.Ismailos met her future husband at Brock — Emmanuel Ismailos (BSc ’88), a computer science major. The two exchanged vows a few years later, becoming one of Brock’s numerous “alumni sweethearts.” Following her sister’s graduation, Gill started her four-year business program with a concentration in human resources.Time passed and both sisters came back to Brock: Ismailos for a bachelor degree and master’s in Education and Gill for a degree that engaged the “other side” of her brain: theatre. This was not at all surprising. As students, Ismailos and Gill were highly involved in various clubs and organizations, which made their University experiences special.While taking special interest courses at Brock, Gill met her spouse, Roy Dallmann, in one of Brock’s small seminars. A graduate of the University of Waterloo in mathematics, Dallmann chose Brock to pursue his second degree because of Brock’s unique program in Bachelor of Arts in History and Great Books/Liberal Studies. Starting this September, Dallmann will pursue his education degree with the goal of becoming a high school math and history teacher.Kimberly Rivers (BA ’98), Gill’s cousin, came to Brock for her philosophy degree in 1994. The younger generation is keeping up with the family tradition as well – Jason and Jacquelynne Lennard, Jim Lennard’s nephew and niece, are currently enrolled at Brock,  enjoying campus life and their own experiences.With nine Brock alumni over two generations, Gill’s family reunions are filled with Brock stories.“As the family tradition continues,” said Gill, “I’m sure there will be more of us to call Brock home.”It’s no surprise that generations of families have chosen to come to Brock and we want to get to know them. Does your family have more than three members who’ve attended Brock? Describe your Brock family tree and enter to win a prize package that includes a family portrait on Brock’s campus, VIP tickets to alumni events and a special event on campus for your family. Every member counts, whether it’s your aunt, your cousin or an in-law.For more details on this contest — “The Brock Family Contest” — as well as several others, visit Brock Alumni Relation’s contest web page. read more

Illicit drugs and crime are roadblocks to the rule of law and democracy, a United Nations official said today, urging countries to collaborate to address this threat to stability and development.“In so many ways, illicit drugs and crime and development are bound to each other. If countries are denied the rule of law and justice, development is jeopardised, and societies weakened by the lack of sustainable development can become the staging areas for the criminal networks,” said the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, at the opening of the 56th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna.During the five-day session, more than 1,000 representatives from Member States and civil society, will discuss issues ranging from international cooperation in combating drugs to public health and safety concerns, including the threat of new psychoactive substances.In the area of international drug control, Mr. Fedotov said, “we must also ask ourselves tough questions about whether we have managed to reduce the global drug threat. There are no easy answers.” Mr. Fedotov noted that, in recent decades, the production and consumption of cocaine has declined and the majority of opium cultivation and production is localized mainly in Afghanistan. However, he added that these trends were offset by the rise of synthetic drugs, as well as new psychoactive substances. “The overall prevalence of drug use is not decreasing. Illicit drugs kill more than 500 men, women and even children every day,” he said, adding that UNODC is working hard to respond to these issues by introducing regional and country programmes that deliver assistance where it is needed, building strong partnerships and promoting political commitment at the highest international levels.Providing alternatives to suppliers is also crucial, Mr. Fedotov said, stressing that there can be no successful eradication without complementary alternative development projects for farmers. The response must also focus on the demand side, he said, calling for a balanced approach to deliver real solutions to those in need and to reduce the health and social consequences of drug abuse. UNODC is working in the spirit of the drug conventions to deliver results in the areas of prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and social reintegration, Mr. Fedotov said.“Building synergies between our approaches to law, health and alternative development is a necessity. All of these activities must also be reinforced by a sense of shared responsibility, which we should never allow to be weakened,” he added.This year’s CND session precedes a high-level review of the implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem in 2014, which will be followed by a Special Session of the UN General Assembly on the drug problem in 2016. read more

“The crews have worked together on scene to assess and treat patients approximately 30 people, most of whom have been able to be discharged from scene with advice. Three patients are being taken to hospital for further checks.”Sussex Police supported the paramedics and a spokesman said: “The aircraft was quarantined as a precaution, and all passengers and crew were escorted to a secure location, where they were checked over by the ambulance service.”A Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman said: “A number of customers on board a charter flight from Barbados to London Gatwick this morning reported feeling unwell on board.”The safety and well-being of our customers and crew is always our absolute priority, and local ambulance services attended the aircraft upon landing to provide medical assistance.”We are working closely with London Gatwick Airport and medical teams to offer assistance to customers, and will conduct a full investigation into the circumstances.”A spokesman for Swiss-based cruise line MSC Cruises, which operates MSC Preziosa, said: “We are still investigating what may have caused the illness and we are currently waiting for further updates from Gatwick Airport medical services.”What we do know is that, on MSC Preziosa, no cases of acute gastroenteritis have been reported in the past 14 days.” The passengers are taken to a secure area to be cleared The passengers are taken to a secure area to be clearedCredit:Phill Brown/Twitter Three people have been taken to hospital after a flight reserved for passengers on a cruise ship from Barbados was quarantined when passengers and crew became unwell. All passengers and crew on a Virgin Atlantic flight were put into quarantine after landing at London Gatwick due to widespread sickness on board.It was a charter flight carrying 448 holidaymakers who were returning home after travelling on the cruise ship MSC Preziosa in the Caribbean.They were taken to a reception centre at the West Sussex airport for medical assessment.Passenger Trevor Wilson wrote on Twitter: “The illness seems to have originated on board ship not the plane. Five members of cabin crew became sick on flight.”He added that the sickness was “mainly a bad chesty cough, possibly chest infection”.The Airbus A330 aircraft was met by the emergency services following an eight-hour flight from Barbados, which landed at 5.25am on Wednesday. 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. An ambulance service spokesman told The Telegraph: “South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust was called to attend an in-bound flight at Gatwick at shortly before 5am today following reports of a number of passengers and crew feeling unwell and nauseous.”We sent ambulance crews including our Hazardous Area Response Teamand a number of other specialist paramedics to the scene. read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSuspected bandit shot while attempting to disarm PoliceFebruary 6, 2019In “Crime”Parika bed sheet murder: Husband on the run caughtApril 10, 2017In “Crime”Conflicting stories: Crime Chief says Corporal in AK-47 smuggling didn’t escape, ‘on sick leave’March 10, 2017In “Crime” A construction worker who attempted to disarm a Police Officer in his bid to escape was on Saturday shot twice to his body.The 39-year-old man of Back Street Grove, East Bank Demerara who had been on the Police radar for a lengthy period, was reportedly arrested at about 17:30h. At the time, he was found with two unlicensed firearms along with ten live rounds of ammunition hidden at his premises.The gun and ammo found on the suspect’s premisesIn his bid to escape the ranks, the suspect wrestled with officers’ attempting to disarm one of them but was shot in the process.He was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he is presently being treated under Police guard.It is also being reported that a female who was present at the time of the arrest was also taken into custody as the Police continue to investigate. read more

Poland 2016 ← Previous Story POLAND 2016: Denmark and Hungary with “no stress” in Gdansk Next Story → VIDEO: Maqueda knocks out Weinhold Spain and Sweden won the first points in one of two “Groups of Death” at Men’s EHF EURO 2016. Wroclaw has seen two great matches in which Manolo Cadenas and Staffan Olsson together with Ola Lindgren beat two great coaches, Dagur Sigurdsson and Veselin Vujović. Spain outplayed Germany 32:29 (18:15). With stabil Arpad Šterbik (13 saves) between the posts, Spaniards had a good base to build domination in the opening match in Group C.Valero Rivera (7) and Victor Tomas (6) were in the good running and shooting mood while Cristian Dissinger netted six for the Germans, who lost the ground after 28:26 in 51st minute…STATISTICSSweden beat Slovenia 23:21 (16:9) with the last goal by Frederik Petersen who took the advantage of Slovenian pressing in the last 15 seconds of the match. Slovenians began badly, but managed to come back after 18:10 on 20:20 when Dean Bombač put Balkan fans on their feet. However, lack of shooting material in back-line forced Slovenians to manage a lot of technical mistakes in fight with strong Swedish defensive line led by Tobbias Karlsson.This was decisive in the last few minutes of the match. Miha Zarabec had a chance to level result in the last minute, but his weak shot ended on the arm of Mattias Andersson.STATISTICSPHOTO: SLAVKO KOLAR read more

first_imgLack of a deposit – not interest rate movements – is hurting first homebuyers.A survey by Loan Market has found interest rates were the single least influential factor in whether first homebuyers chose to enter the property market.Saving for a deposit has proven the most common hurdle for first homebuyers. Fifty-two per cent of respondents said a lack of genuine savings is proving the biggest barrier to potential buyers.“While it has been well documented that Australian consumers have been prioritising savings, this has been hard for the first homebuyers,” a Loan Market spokesman said.Source: Broker News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

first_imgDes analyses ADN pour lutter contre la pêche illégaleGrâce à des marqueurs génétiques, il devient plus aisé de déterminer d’où proviennent les poissons. Cette méthode permet donc de tracer les poissons et de lutter contre la pêche illégale, comme explique une étude publiée hier dans Nature Communications.Aujourd’hui, la pêche illicite représente jusqu’à 25% des prises de poissons et joue un rôle considérable dans la surexploitation des stocks de poissons mondiaux. Or, si des certificats de capture destinés à réguler cette pêche existent (ils précisent l’espèce et la région d’origine), les moyens de contrôler ces certificats manquent encore. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En effet, sans contrôle efficace on se retrouve parfois face à des situations pour le moins suprenantes. Selon Ocean2012, 28% des poissons vendus en Irlande sous l’appellation “morue” sont en réalité du lieu ou du merlan. L’Espagne, quant à elle, n’hésite pas à vendre un tiers de soi-disant “merlu” qui sont en fait une variété de second rang pêchée dans les eaux africaines.Comme l’explique le Pr Gary Carvalho (Université de Bangor, Royaume-Uni), coordinateur du projet FishPopTrace cité par l’AFP, “dans certaines circonstances, en particulier pour les poissons transformés ou cuits, il peut être très difficile d’identifier les espèces, et encore davantage leur origine”. Aussi, avec une équipe de chercheurs internationale, il a développé des outils d’analyse basé sur l’ADN. Grâce à cette méthode, il devient ainsi possible de tracer l’origine du poisson tout au long de son parcours, “du filet de pêche à l’assiette”.D’ailleurs, les scientifiques ont déjà montré l’efficacité de cette méthode sur quatre espèces commerciales européennes menacées par la surpêche : la morue et le hareng de l’Atlantique, la sole commune et le merlu européen. L’origine des poissons a été retrouvée avec une fiabilité allant de 93 à 100%. Au vu des résultats, cette méthode pourrait donc être développée ultérieurement pour les autres espèces de poisson, d’après les chercheurs.Le 24 mai 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more