Cavs owner Dan Gilbert suffers stroke, remains in hospital

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Farner said Gilbert was immediately taken for a catheter-based procedure and then moved to recovery in an intensive care unit.“Dan is awake, responsive and resting comfortably,” Farner said. “Dan and his family are immensely grateful to the doctors and nurses whose early intervention is already paying dividends toward his recovery.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGilbert, who has owned the Cavs since 2005, founded Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage lender. Farner said the company will update the public as additional details become known.Gilbert has numerous business ventures in Michigan and Ohio, and Farner said those companies will continue to operate during his absence. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert addresses attendees at the former site of the J.L. Hudson Co. department store in Detroit. Gilbert is resting comfortably after suffering a stroke. The 57-year-old was hospitalized on Sunday, May 26, 2019, after not feeling well and had the stoke while under care, Jay Farner, CEO of Quicken Loans said in a statement released Monday night. Gilbert was immediately taken in for a catheter-based procedure and then moved to recovery in an intensive care unit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)CLEVELAND — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert remains hospitalized and is “resting comfortably” after suffering a stroke.The 57-year-old was taken to a Detroit-area hospital Sunday by a friend after not feeling well, and he had the stroke while getting medical care, Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner said in a statement Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Warriors’ Kevin Durant officially out for Game 1, DeMarcus Cousins is questionable DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “Thanks to the strong culture and leadership Dan has built and grown, business at the Rock Family of Companies will continue under the normal, everyday direction of their respective CEOs,” Farner said.A father of five, Gilbert has built a business empire while leading economic revivals in downtown Detroit and Cleveland.Last week, Gilbert introduced new Cavs coach John Beilein during a news conference at the team’s training facility in Independence, Ohio.The Cavs have gone to five NBA Finals under Gilbert, who is the first Cleveland owner to win a major sports championship since 1964. He can be brash and impulsive, but Gilbert has been willing to spend — and pay exorbitant luxury tax penalties — to keep the Cavs competitive.He fired coach Tyronn Lue after six games last season, and then parted ways with Larry Drew following a 19-63 season before hiring Beilein, the winningest coach in Michigan history.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Ricky Ponting backs Rahul Dravid for Team India coaching job

first_imgWith the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) looking out for India’s next coach, and a few top names doing the rounds, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has endorsed Rahul Dravid as one of the best candidates for the top job. (Full IPL Coverage | Points Table)Ponting, who is currently coaching the Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians, said the BCCI will not find a better candidate than Dravid. The former India captain is currently mentoring IPL side Delhi Daredevils.’DRAVID THE BEST CANDIDATE'”It’s not my decision to make and it depends on what BCCI are looking for. Do they want an Indian coach or an overseas one? I don’t think BCCI will find many better candidates than someone like Dravid. If he’s interested in doing the job, he will do a good job,” Ponting said..”He’s got a lot of knowledge, is very experienced and understands all three formats because he has worked in IPL. He will be a great candidate but it depends on what the BCCI thinks is the best fit for the Indian cricket team and also depends on what the captain wants. Whatever Virat (Kohli) wants around the Test team, I am sure the BCCI will listen to him.” (Virat Kohli wants Daniel Vettori as next India coach)The Mumbai Indians coach spoke to the media after conducting a short coaching clinic for school children with his assistants Shane Bond and Jonty Rhodes, along with Mumbai Indians players Parthiv Patel and Krunal Pandya.advertisement’NO DAY-NIGHT TESTS IN ASHES’Ponting said he does not wish that any Ashes Test be played as a day-night affair because of the tradition attached to the iconic England-Australia Test rubber.”I am very much a traditionalist as far as Test cricket is concerned and about changing the fabric of the Test match game. In certain countries game of Test cricket needs revitalisation. (But) I don’t want an Ashes Test to be played as a day nighter just because of the traditional side to an Ashes series.”In the game played at Adelaide (Australia v New Zealand) early this year the crowds were huge, the TV audience was huge. With the right time and the right place I can see it will have a place, but not necessarily one or two day-night Test matches in Australia every summer,” Ponting explained.ON DAY-NIGHT TESTS IN INDIAPonting, who is one of the most successful captains for Australia, said with the BCCI also showing interest to host a few day-night Test matches in the coming season, he was keen to see how this pans out.”I understand India are also interested in playing day-night Test. It will be interesting to see how that goes. Probably Test match cricket in India needs some kicking as well. I understand how many Test matches are coming their way in the next 12-18 months.”India are set to play 13 home Test matches, against Bangladesh, New Zealand, England and Australia, in the 2016-17 season.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

World Cup 2011: India end Australia’s dominance, crowned champions at home

first_imgThe World Cup returned to the subcontinent for its 10th edition after a span of 15 years in 2011. Pakistan’s hosting right was rescinded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, thereby making India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh co-hosts.Besides the 10 Test nations; Ireland, Kenya, Canada and the Netherlands also qualified for the tournament after finishing among the top-four in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier. The 14 teams were divided into two groups of seven with the top-four sides from each group advancing to the next stage. Unlike the previous editions, the Super Sixes or Eights stage was done away with and replaced by knock-out matches, starting with the quarter-final.The eventual quarter-finalists were predictable with the top-ranked ODI sides expectedly progressing beyond the group stage. Having said that, it would be unfair to say that there weren’t any surprises and thrillers served up in the group stage itself.India demolished Bangladesh in the tournament opener after Virender Sehwag’s breathtaking 175 off just 140 balls inspired the Men in Blue to an 87-run victory. India, in fact, were involved in quite a few entertaining contests like their tie against England at Bengaluru.Speaking of close encounters, no team were involved in more close finishes than England in this edition. After the draw against India, England suffered a shocking loss against Ireland as Kevin O’Brien played a match-winning innings of 113 from 63 balls that helped his team successfully chase a stiff 300-plus target.The Englishmen’s luck seemed to turn when they faced South Africa and overcame the Proteas in a low-scoring thriller that saw them successfully defend 171. However, their rollercoaster ride continued in the game against Bangladesh, which they lost after failing to defend 225. That said, they somehow managed to qualify for the quarter-final and took on Sri Lanka.advertisementSri Lanka had looked strong in most of their group stage games, spearheaded by pace ace Lasith Malinga, who had claimed a hat-trick against Kenya earlier in the tournament to become the only player in World Cup history to take two hat-tricks. Their quarter-final clash against England saw them dominate from start to finish with both Sri Lankan openers scoring centuries and remaining unbeaten as they chased down the target comfortably. Sri Lanka went on to face New Zealand in the semi-finals after the Black Caps had beaten South Africa by 49 runs in their quarter-final clash.India overcome Pakistan threat after knocking then holders Australia outAll eyes, though, were on the other semi-final with arch-rivals India and Pakistan destined to lock horns. The Men in Blue had overcome three-time defending champions Australia in the quarters thanks to fifties from Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh as well as a quickfire 34 by Suresh Raina. Pakistan, on the other hand, registered a comfortable 10-wicket win in their quarter-final encounter against West Indies, whose standout moment in the tournament was Kemar Roach’s hat-trick against the Netherlands.When the semifinal between the two arch-rivals did eventually get underway, the nerves and tension was evident with a billion fans from both nations glued to the TV screen. India batted first and got to 260 before Pakistan fell 29 runs short in the chase. The win extended India’s winning run against Pakistan in World Cups to five and set up a date in the final against Sri Lanka. The Islanders had already qualified for the grand finale with a convincing win over New Zealand in their semi-final clash, which also happened to be Muttiah Muralitharan’s last home game.Dhoni special in the World Cup 2011 final The final witnessed MS Dhoni produce a captain’s knock after promoting himself above Yuvraj while chasing 275. Dhoni scored an unbeaten 91 from 79 balls after walking in at a pivotal juncture with the match on a knife’s edge. The early dismissals of Sehwag and Sachin were just what Sri Lanka wanted, but Gambhir and Virat Kohli’s crucial partnership steadied the ship. That partnership allowed Dhoni and Yuvraj to come in, take their time and settle down before finishing off the game quite comfortably in the end. It was India’s second World Cup triumph and the first after 28 years. Yuvraj was deservedly declared the Man of the Series for his consistent all-round displays, but it was even more special for Sachin, who finally got his hands on the elusive World Cup in his fifth attempt.Also See:last_img read more

QSST Boys Pass the Final Test with Flying Colours

first_imgOfficials: Luke McKenzieAnthony SmithLuke Saldern  By @JulianTFA – Sunshine Coast Stadium, QueenslandCakewalk. Procession. Clinical. These are just some of the words that come to mind looking back on the 2016 Harvey Norman NYC boys’ grand final and witnessing the onslaught from the repeat NYC champions snatching the match from their cousins (and brothers) from Central Queensland, 8-2.Unassailable. Unbeatable? These are some of the words to ponder looking forward; and considering just who can possibly match it with this dominant force from the northern state at this level?    QSST boys, take a bow. QSST Coach Jason Boyd, take your upcoming school holidays leave early.For the QSST and national 17’s Coach and Assistant School Principal, Boyd certainly schooled all comers at this event on the art of coaching at this level. He yet again delivered with his pupils another stern lesson and yet another stirring performance; studying-up hard on their opponents and passing the final exam with aplomb and flying colours.The way the team progressed through the event was peerless and with a hint of perfection having his team purring but peaking right when it mattered.“Winning two years in a row is a real credit to the boys,” Coach Boyd said.“From when we first selected the team in a very chilly Toowoomba, all the way through to today, they are a great group of boys that followed a great structure and did so well.“Each of the boys performed brilliantly; it was a full effort from all 15 out there. “The semi-final was a really tough one, as well as the grand-final, but the team was able perform to a level that was unsurpassable.” Ahem, another word for opponents to ponder.“We knew Sharks in the semi-final and Central Queensland in the final were tough competition; the NSW teams are always strong and both teams gave us great a game.“A few of these boys are in Year 11 so you will see them again next year, and they will form a very dangerous side I think, those that are returning.”You can almost hear the collective groan from other teams country-wide.A 5-1 score-line at half-time just like the earlier QSST girls final, had the all too familiar ring about it; with the engravers setting to work perhaps a little earlier than normal.The NYC MVP recipient Blake Moore was very prominent throughout this match and since the mid-week commencement. While he had plenty of friends, Blake can take now safely enjoy the bragging rights at the Moore household in Rockhampton, as younger brother, Aaron, watched on forlornly with his CQ teammates at his sibling’s heroics and the regular flow of touchdowns raining down upon them.  Kind of makes the breakfast conversation a little awkward tomorrow morning, doesn’t it?For Blake Moore and his merry band of QSST class-mates, they can reflect on another very successful campaign; again seeing off all comers at this event and again laying claim to rightful and deserving champions.“Pass the cornflakes could you please Aaron…oh, and my trophies there would you, mate?”For Aaron and his teammates though they can be well proud of a strong campaign and reaching the final match against a very strong QSST side and in hindsight, breezing past their Pool B opponents and NSW CHS in the semi.“Everybody wants to win of course but not everyone can do it,” Aaron (15) lamented post game with older brother, Blake (16) watching on.“You learn a lot from a loss, probably moreso than from a win. And I guess you reflect and get set for the next tournament,” he added.“I feel great though and the team aren’t too bad after the game. Second isn’t too bad I guess considering how well we went this week,” he said.There’s clearly not a lot of love lost between brothers with both having digs and smiling behind gritted teeth post-match but all in a good brotherly love kind of way. Both players play club together at Rockhampton with the Crushers club along with a few of the CQ teammates of Aaron.“It definitely will be I think,” Blake said pondering the breakfast catch-up with his bro and a slightly wider smile than his brother smarting across the table.“I’ll be the happier one in the family,” Blake laughed. “And Aaron, well…I think he and his team should be happy even though they came second.“For a regional team to progress to this point is incredible considering the competition.”And anything to recall from the match or during the run of play – on or off the ball?“Oh, he kept bulling me, every time I got the ball he tried to jam me,” Blake complained of his pesky little brother’s motives.“And the last one I tried to put my hand out and he pulled away and he got me for a no touch…but luckily the ref missed it!”“He’s too soft, he’s not hard enough,” came the cheeky and rapid retort from Moore junior.Game on, next year it seems.Score: QSST (8) Central Queensland Bulls (2)Scorers: QSST: Griffin (2), Fielding-Smith (1), Asi (1), Moore (1) and event MVP Winner, Van Zanden (1), Grant (1), Karaitiana (1)  CQ: Moore (1), Griffin (1).  Related LinksQSST Boys Pass Final Testlast_img read more

a month agoErling Haaland & Man Utd: Why Raiola not to blame if move fails

first_imgErling Haaland & Man Utd: Why Raiola not to blame if move failsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: So do they do it? Even if he’s involved? Even if he’s the man sitting across from them at the table? Do Manchester United push through with their pursuit of Erling Haaland…?The he in question is Mino Raiola. And the short answer to the above is, ‘yes’.Per-Joar Hansen, Norway’s assistant coach, let the cat out of the bag – United are interested in Haaland. And there is a real chance RB Salzburg will have a fight on their hands to keep him.”There is good interest from clubs like Barcelona and Manchester United, but we are very pleased with where he is,” revealed Hansen. “The choices he has made so far have been perfect, and he has plenty of time. Chances will come.” If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the United manager, wants a reunion with his former Molde protege, then he will have to deal with Raiola. The Italian now a card carrying member of Haaland’s entourage. He’s not the main fixer, that role’s with Dad Alfie Inge and Erling’s prime agent, Tore Pedersen. But he is available, on call, and should the decision be made for Haaland to leave Salzburg, he’ll jump into action.”My dad has regular contact with him, yes,” says Erling. “He was involved when I signed for Salzburg, so I have faith that he can help me.”But as much as it’s being portrayed as a problem for United, perhaps even a deal breaker, the opposite is more the truth. The relationship between United and the super agent is good. It isn’t in absolute robust health, but it also isn’t in the dire straits as has been claimed – despite all the angst around Paul Pogba.Yes, Raiola has had his say on Pogba and his wish to leave for Real Madrid. But this is strictly the tail wagging the dog stuff. Raiola wouldn’t be in the press, nor on social media, trying to shake things up without the approval of the player. He never acts independently. With no signed contract and a partnership secured by a handshake, Raiola only kicks into action on instructions from his client. If Pogba was feeling pressured. If he believed he was being taken advantage of, the midfielder could simply end his association with a phone call and sign for someone else.It’s why Romelu Lukaku’s split from Raiola was done with so little fanfare. So effusive with his praise for the Italian upon signing for United, the Belgian sought new representation ahead of his move to Inter Milan. And it must be said… the bust-up with Mike Phelan in Shanghai; the decision to go AWOL and train with Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht; even arriving for preseason overweight, all this occurred after Lukaku’s relationship with Raiola had long been dissolved.And while some inside Carrington do curse his name, there’s also a begrudging admission that re-establishing their connection with Raiola hasn’t left the club worse off. No-one has had cause to complain about Sergio Romero. Nor the impact made by Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his 18 months with the club. Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s arrival may not have worked out, but there’s never been any bitterness or ill-feeling expressed by the player’s camp over his time at Old Trafford.So a love-in for Raiola? Well, not quite. Of course the commissions are madness. And you do wonder about that money leaving the English game when seeing the demise of the likes of Bury. But Raiola is working within the system. Within the boundaries that have been set up. And of course he’s going to chance his arm. Just as Ed Woodward, United vice-chairman exec, did all summer regarding Pogba and Real Madrid. Pogba isn’t twice the player he was when leaving Juventus three years ago. Indeed, without the potential tag at 26, this column would argue he’s worth less. But Woodward, like Raiola, chanced his arm, demanding €160-200m from Real Madrid to sell the midfielder. And also like Raiola, he’d argue – no matter how obnoxious the figures may be – that he was defending the best interests of his client: the club.This industry isn’t a cartoon, with distinct black and white characters. There’s a reason why Raiola can work confidently with a handshake while others, including multi-national management firms, will demand a signature on an exclusive, long-term service contract. There’s something to be said for the loyalty Raiola generates from his players and their families.Alfie Haaland went through the wringer as a player. He saw the good – and the bad. The former Leeds United and Manchester City midfielder is no mug. Nor is Tore Pedersen. And while we’re at it, you can add Solskjaer to that Norwegian trifecta.With Raiola sitting across from him, the United manager won’t blink. If there’s value in adding Haaland to his squad, Solskjaer will negotiate with the Italian. Reality and myth can be separated inside Carrington. TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

SENER Presents Paper on Hull Forms Fairing at COMPIT

first_imgzoom The annual edition of the International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT) took place this year from 12th to 14th of May in Redworth, UK.During the event, Rodrigo Pérez presented a paper titled “An Innovative Approach for Hull Surface Fairing”, written by Rodrigo Perez and Mirko Toman, both from SENER.The paper describes some new capabilities within FORAN,  a shipbuilding oriented CAD/CAM System developed by SENER, to improve the hull forms fairing.The process starts from a set of preliminary hull surfaces, from scratch or after transforming existing hulls.According to the paper’s findings, the new approach in FORAN allows intelligent shape transformation of objects composed by solids, surfaces, curves, points and meshes.With the aid of these options in FORAN, the hull fairing is more controlled and the overall ship design process improved, according to SENER.Press Release, May 15, 2014; Image:SENERlast_img read more

Höegh LNG Pulls the Plug on FLNG Activities

first_imgzoom Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. has decided to put all FLNG activities on hold and to allocate all resources and capital to its core business; FSRUs, because this is where it sees the highest return on invested capital and the most promising market prospects. The company said that its decision is a consequence of the oversupplied LNG market and deteriorating energy and financial markets, which mean that investment decisions for new LNG production facilities, including the FLNG segment, will continue to be challenging for the foreseeable future. However, the market conditions for FSRUs continue to be favourable driven by the strong growth in new LNG supplies at very competitive prices.The company sees a high level of project activity for new FSRU projects, promoted by both LNG producers as well as LNG importers and downstream gas consumers.“Höegh LNG will not engage in further new FLNG developments, however, will complete its obligations towards existing FLNG customers. All FLNG employees will be transferred to the FSRU business,” the company said.As a result, Höegh LNG decided to impair the book value of its FLNG assets for an amount of USD 37 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. These intangible assets are substantially all related to the offshore FLNG FPSO FEED study that the company completed in 2009, prior to the IPO in 2011. Furthermore, the strategic change is expected to lead to a reduction in annual net SG&A expenses of approximately USD 3 million going forward.Sveinung J.S. Støhle, President & CEO of Höegh LNG, said “given the overall market outlook for LNG and the current state of the financial markets, we believe focusing solely on FSRUs is financially and commercially the best strategy for Höegh LNG. We are fully committed to build on our position as the leading FSRU provider, and will take this opportunity to sharpen our focus and strengthen our FSRU team to ensure that we reach our ambition of growing our fleet to 12 FSRUs by 2019.”last_img read more

Funding changes coming for First Nations K12 education

first_imgAPTN/file photo.APTN NewsThe federal government and Assembly of First Nations (AFN) say they’ve reached an agreement to reform the way K-12 education is funded in First Nations.An announcement of the co-developed plan was made Monday and will take effect on April 1.It includes replacing the “outdated proposal-based programs with improved access to predictable core funding,” and bringing base funding in line with that of provincial systems across Canada while “working towards additional funding agreements based on need to better account for factors such as remoteness, school size, language, and socio-economic conditions,” according to a statement released by Indigenous Services Canada.“This new approach is an important step toward First Nations taking greater control of planning and delivering education based on real need,” said AFN’s Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald, who is also the AFN’s portfolio lead on education.“Fair and sustained funding for First Nations children and students, including languages and cultures, will lead to better outcomes for everyone,” she added. “This is a strong step, but there is a lot more to do to create equity in First Nations education and communities.”AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said the move brings communities “another step closer to the long-standing goal of First Nations control of First Nations education.”Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan said it puts First Nations “in the driver’s seat — ensuring that they are in control of First Nations education.”The changes will also provide First Nations schools with $1,500 annually per student for language and culture programming, will include resources to support full-time kindergarten for four and five-year-old students, and make special education funding more accessible.“Ultimately, this new approach is an important step toward the creation of new Treaty-based, regional and/or local education agreements that put First Nations in control of First Nations education, and will better meet the needs of students,” Monday’s new release read more

Chile orders Barrick to permanently close PascuaLama surface facilities

TORONTO — The Chilean government has ordered Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) to permanently close all surface facilities at its troubled Pascua-Lama project high in the Andes.The government had suspended the massive project that straddles the Chile-Argentina border in 2013 over concerns of environmental damage and water contamination during development.Barrick was fined the maximum US$16 million by the government for the violations, but says that upon further review the government has reduced that to US$11.5 million.Barrick Gold’s ‘audacious’ digital reinvention taking shape in Nevada desertSanctions loom for Barrick Gold in Argentina after third cyanide spill in 18 months, judge saysThe company says that based on a preliminary review of the government’s revised sanction, it has not revoked the company’s environmental permit for the project but has ordered the closure of the existing facilities as well as certain monitoring activities.Barrick says the order fits with its current plans to study the potential of developing Pascua-Lama as an underground mining operation, rather than an open pit to reduce environmental impacts.The project, which Barrick sold a 50 per cent stake to a Chinese mining company last year, has been criticized by Indigenous communities and others for threatening water supplies and glaciers in the arid mountainous region. read more

UN agency calls for new funds to meet critical needs in Ethiopia

The $7.7 million would be in addition to the FAO’s existing support programmes, the agency said in a press release issued in Rome, and would be spent on animal health, feed, fodder and non-cereal seeds. The agency said although previous contributions from Member States had been “unprecedented,” providing cereal and cereal seeds that had adverted a large human disaster, the new funds were needed by pastoral people in the Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), the nation’s poorest area.“The funding of these projects is essential to strengthen the capacity of vulnerable farmers and pastoralists, to make them more self-reliant and less dependent on food aid,” said Anne M. Bauer, FAO’s Director of Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Division. “Providing the poorest families with a minimum of agricultural inputs is a first step for them to resume food production. Especially pastoralists are in urgent need of support.”Livestock diseases such as anthrax, black leg, bovine and ovine pasteurellosis are spreading in SNNPR and could even threaten other regions or neighbouring countries, FAO said. read more

UK Automotive achieves record turnover of £775 billion marking seventh consecutive year

UK automotive manufacturers turn over £77.5 billion in 2016 – the highest on record.Workforce productivity at a record high, with 11.8 vehicles produced per employee.Vehicle production up 8.9%, yet energy use, water use and waste to landfill reduced.1Industry calls for certainty to secure future success of the industry.The UK automotive industry continued to advance its sustainability in 2016, making gains in productivity, economic contribution and environmental impact, according to new figures released by SMMT.UK Automotive’s 18th annual Sustainability Report reveals the manufacturing sector turned over a record £77.5 billion in 2016, marking a seventh consecutive year of growth, while productivity, production output and vehicle sales also increased. At the same time, the industry improved its environmental impact, with waste to landfill falling to a new low of 0.9% of all waste produced.UK car and commercial vehicle production and new vehicle registration volumes grew to record levels in 2016, up 8.9% and 0.2% respectively.2 Meanwhile, employment in manufacturing remained stable at 169,000 jobs, resulting in productivity reaching a record high of 11.8 vehicles produced for each person employed in the industry. The average manufacturing worker generated more than £130,000 for the British economy, up 9.8% on 2015. The number of livelihoods dependent on the sector as a whole stood at 814,000 across manufacturing, retail, distribution and repair services.The record turnover by UK motor manufacturing represents a 9.0% increase on 2015, with the additional value added to the UK economy rising 7.3% to £21.5 billion. The industry also upped its investment in innovation, with R&D spend reaching £2.75 billion last year, up from £2.5 billion in 2015.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Today’s results demonstrate how UK Automotive is delivering growth across the UK, boosting productivity and improving environmental performance. This has been driven by massive investment, in new models, plants, innovation and one of the world’s most skilled workforces. However, for UK auto manufacturing to continue to thrive, we need clarity on the future, post Brexit, to encourage ongoing investment and growth.Key to the UK automotive sector’s continued success is its highly skilled workforce. In addition to increasing productivity, industry has improved the working environment of its employees, demonstrated by the high retention rate, with staff turnover falling to just 5% in 2016 compared with the national average of 16.5%.3 At the same time, investment in skills increased, with the number of days’ training per employee up 9.1%. In addition, Sustainability Report signatories reported an intake of 870 new apprentices last year, on top of the 800 apprentices that were retained.The sector’s improved social and economic performance was achieved while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes. In 2016, CO2 emissions per vehicle produced fell by -2.9%, energy use per vehicle fell by -3.2% and water use by -3.5%. Waste to landfill was cut by more than a third (-33.7%) to a new record low of 0.9% of all waste produced, with almost 90% recycled, while manufacturers continued to invest in onsite renewable energy production, in 2016 producing 57.7GHh of energy – enough to power 14,420 homes.Industry has continued to invest heavily in developing the latest low-emission technology to address the air quality challenge. Alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) registrations increased in 2016, up 22.2% to account for 3.3% of the market, making the UK the biggest market for plug-in electric cars in Europe. At the same time, average new car CO2 emissions fell for a 19th year to just 120.1g/km – 33.6% below levels in 2000.NotesReport signatories reported a fall in energy use, water use and waste to landfill per vehicle produced.1.73 million cars and 93,924 commercial vehicles were produced and 2.69 million cars and 430,694 commercial vehicles were registered in the UK in 2016.UK average staff turnover: 16.5% (CIPD, Resource and Talent Planning Report 2017)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Man accused of sharing child porn online

He was taken to the McCracken County Jail. Nathan Puckett, of Paducah, was arrested 9-24-19, accused of sharing child porn online PADUCAH, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Paducah man is accused of sharing child pornography online.Kentucky State Police say 36-year old Nathan Puckett was arrested Tuesday following an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.- Advertisement –

Losing smartphone is almost as stressful as terror threat

first_imgThe prospect of losing a smartphone stresses people out almost as much as the fear of a terror attack, a new study has shown.A report by The Physiological Society, asked 2,000 people to rate how stressful they found key events.While obvious situations such as the death of a loved one, or becoming seriously ill scored highly, so did modern concerns such as identity theft, commuter delays and even going on holiday.The threat of a terror attack came 13th on the list of stressful events, just one point above losing a smartphone, and well below planning a wedding, or moving house.The findings also showed that women report higher stress levels than men, particularly surrounding the death of a loved one, illness, losing their smartphone and Brexit. 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. Grief at the death of a loved one still tops the list of the most stressful life events  Moving house was also found to be more stressful than the fear of terrorism “Your brain, nervous and hormonal systems react to stress and it affects your heart, immune system and gastrointestinal system. When stress is prolonged, these effects on the whole body can result in illnesses such as ulcers or increased risk of heart attack.”The study was based on the Holmes and Rahe stress index which was compiled in 1967 to determine how different life events affect people. Although the death of a loved one topped both indexes, people today are far less concerned by divorce than they were in the 1960s. Grief at the death of a loved one still tops the list of the most stressful life events Credit:Johan Larson, Alamy Dr Lucy Donaldson, Chair of The Physiological Society’s Policy Committee, said: “The modern world brings with it stresses we would not have imagined 50 years ago, such as social media and smartphones.”It was striking that for every single event in this study, from money problems to Brexit, women reported greater stress levels than men. This could have a real impact on women’s health.”While many people are aware of the effect of stress on mental wellbeing, it is also important to consider the impact on the body’s systems. Moving house was also found to be more stressful than the fear of terrorismCredit:Simon Potter The findings also revealed that the most stressed area was is, while the least stressed was the South East of England. The East of England was notably upset by delays in their commutes, while Londoners were most sanguine about going on holiday.Stress levels also appear to increase with age, with older people worrying far more about illness and imprisonment than younger people.The Physiological Society said it hoped the study would raise awareness of the effect of stress on the body’s function.During stressful situations, the body prepares for action by releasing hormones into the bloodstream, which affects the heart as well as digestive and immune systems. Frequent and prolonged stress can cause long term physiological problems in the body.last_img read more

Shocking CCTV shows woman led away in Covent Garden before rape

first_imgSuspects Shocking CCTV footage has been released of the moment a woman was led by the hand to a quiet street near London’s busy Covent Garden where she was gang raped.The 34-year-old woman had been out with friends in the area popular for its bars and restaurants and was making her way home.As she walked down Greek Street around 12:15am on March 20 she was approached by three Asian men.Footage showed one holding her hand and leading her along the street with the other two following separately at a short distance behind.The men led her to a secluded area of Slingsby Place, where at least two of them raped her.The street, which runs between Jamie’s Italian and SUDA Thai Cafe, is also a busy nightlife spot, and police have released CCTV footage in a bid to catch the suspects. Detective Constable Ben Lucas, from the Met’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim who naturally remains extremely distressed by what happened.”We have released footage of the suspects in Greek Street in the hope someone will recognise them or saw them that night.”If you have any information please come forward.” Police would like to trace these menCredit:Met Police 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.last_img read more

Question about Miladin Kozlina I dont want to play for Montenegro

← Previous Story Valero Rivera still believes in Iker Romero Next Story → Ratko Nikolic about SEHA: “With Slovenians and Hungarians only Bundesliga better” Handball news of the Monday in Balkans area was that Slovenian player, Miladin Kozlina (HC Metalurg Skopje) will play for the National team of Montenegro after three years of break by IHF’s rule (January 2013 – He played at EHF EURO 2010). Information was published on the Montenegrian national TV station Website (RTCG), but later left back, defense specialist, who had the best time of his career in Celje Pivovarna Lasko (won EHF CL in 2004) dissmised rumours:– I don’t think about Montenegro.  In my team came program of Slovenian NT for the next EHF week and I am just thinking about that.  I am only interested in playing for Slovenia. In any other case, it would not happened like journalist wrote – said Kozlina, which mother is from Montenegro. Miladin KozlinaMontenegro Handball read more

This Temple Bar lane is going to be turned into an openair

first_imgYOU MIGHT NOT normally seek out the laneways in Temple Bar, but a new initiative is aiming to change that.Love the Lanes, which is run by Dublin City Council and the Temple Bar Company, is trying to open up these spaces and show they don’t need to attract anti-social behaviour to the popular area.Love the artThe latest Love the Lanes project will involve Ireland’s first open-air art gallery opening in Crampton Court.Called Outvasion, it will see street and stencil artists creating their work in the city centre at 2.30pm today, with the official opening taking place at 6.30pm.Artists involved will include ADW, JMK, Morgan, Kin MX and Kemp.Outvasion was curated and conceptualised by Dublin artist Kemp, and the idea behind it is to give street and stencil artists “a more structured platform” to display their work.Instead of taking the art off the streets into a gallery environment though, the aim is to take the gallery format and bring it out on to the streets.The artists will all create the works of art live today at Crampton Court, and the resulting art will hang at the location for the duration of August.This event takes place from 3-8pm and will include live music. If you’ve ever wondered how street artists approach their urban canvas, it’s sure to be a fascinating look at the process.The project was set up Temple Bar as not only have many of the lanes fallen into disuse, but they’ve also become magnets for anti-social behaviour.The hope is that working with artists and cultural groups, the resulting projects will “reanimate the lanes and encourage positive engagement and behaviour”.This is one of a number of prototypes in Temple Bar’s lanes that will be taking place this year.What do you think of Love the Lanes?Read: Creating culture amidst the rubbish in Temple Bar’s lanes>Read: Fancy yourself as a street artist? The Temple Bar Company want to hear from you>last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly October 2 2014

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioGov. Parnell Defends Against Claims That Response To National Guard Was Too SlowAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauLast month, Gov. Sean Parnell released a brutal federal report on misconduct in the Alaska National Guard. Sexual assault reports were mishandled, and alleged perpetrators were promoted. Military aircraft were used for personal reasons. Two state officials have already resigned as a result of the abuses. Now, the governor is playing defense, too. With only a month left before Election Day, Parnell is rejecting claims that he did not respond to the problems quickly enough.Fairbanks 4 Member Granted Parole Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA Fairbanks man imprisoned for murder has been granted parole. The Alaska Parole Board approved Eugene Vent’s request despite continued claims by him and other members of the so called “Fairbanks Four”, that they are innocent.Hilcorp Drilling Platform Catches Fire In Cook Inlet Shaylon Cochran, KDLL – KenaiFour people were safely evacuated from a drilling platform in Cook Inlet that caught fire this morning. The Coast Guard says the fire appeared to be out by 1 p.m. but has since flared up again.Native Leaders Say Court Ruling Will Cut Off Native Children From Community, Culture Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageNative leaders say a Sept. 12th Alaska Supreme Court ruling in a case involving a Yup’ik child will cause higher numbers of Native children to be cut off from their families and culture. The state says the decision in Tununuk v. the State of Alaska will put kids into permanent homes more quickly, and follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.Quinhagak Residents Hopeful Hair Samples Will Unlock More Mysteries About Ancestors Daysha Eaton, KYUK – BethelAn archeological dig near Quinhagak, in Southwest Alaska, contributed the largest set of genetic samples for a groundbreaking DNA study of Arctic indigenous people released this summer. The study answers longstanding questions about migrations of the ancient Alaska Native people, on the state’s west coast, and the local people hope to learn even more about their own ancestors.Congressional Candidates Talk Fish in Kodiak Brianna Gibbs, KMXT – KodiakAlaska’s congressional candidates descended on Kodiak Wednesday night for a debate that pinned candidates running for both the House and Senate against their opponents on a number of fisheries-related issues.A Sneak Peak Of Bethel’s New Fitness Center Charles Enoch, KYUK – BethelA new fitness center, which includes a swimming pool, is set to open in Bethel in November. The project has been in the works for decades and anticipation is building in the community, where no other such facility exists.last_img read more

Flipkart in talks to raise funds worth Rs 9200 crore Report

first_imgDomestic e-commerce giant Flipkart is reportedly in talks with investors to raise funds worth nearly $1.4 billion (Rs 9,200 crore) to strengthen its position in the fast-growing and highly competitive online retailing space.The latest round of funding will be led by US-based Sands Capital Management with an investment of $700 million, said sources close to the development.Existing investors are expected to invest a similar amount and the deal could value Flipkart between $15 billion and $18 billion, sources told The Economic Times.The Bengaluru-based online retailer had confirmed its valuation at $15.2 billion (Rs 98,800 crore) in September last year. Overall, the company has raised $2.6 billion in the past two years.Sands Capital is currently managing investments worth $47 billion with a focus on “concentrated growth” investments over the long term, according to its website. The firm has already made investments in grocery retailer Big-Basket and hyper-local logistics firm Opinio.Binny Bansal, co-founder and chief operating officer of Flipkart, had said in October last year that the company aims to turn profitable in three years. Online retailers have come under severe criticism from industry watchers for burning cash on discounts and thereby incurring losses.Flipkart’s losses escalated to Rs.2,000 crore in the fiscal year ending March 2015, up nearly 180% as compared to Rs.715 crore in the previous year, according to the company’s filing to Registrar of Companies.”The issue is that their burn rate hasn’t come down and remains at $50-60 million per month in steady state,” said an investor.Accel Partners, the first venture investor in Flipkart, had reportedly offloaded a minor part of its stake in India’s biggest online retailer for $100 million (about Rs 650 crore) recently, in a bid to book profits amid expectations of stabilisation in the valuations of domestic e-commerce firms.Indian internet companies have started witnessing “stagnation or decline” in their valuations as fund raising activity slowed from the “unprecedented” growth in the first half of 2015. The firms have also been under severe criticism for their expensive valuations.Last month, former director of Infosys T V Mohandas Pai had said that the domestic e-commerce industry may witness a shake-up in the next two years and only the top 10-20% of the start-ups will emerge as big companies.last_img read more

Former Rice Football Player Charged for Death of Another Player

first_imgHouston Police DepartmentStuart Mouchantaf.Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Friday that a former Rice University football player is charged with causing the death of Blain Padgett, a player he sold pills with an opioid 10,000 times more powerful than morphine.Stuart ‘Mooch’ Mouchantaf, 25, is charged with delivery of a controlled substance causing death, which carries a penalty of five to 99 years or life in prison.“Users better beware that even a spec of this drug can kill you,” Ogg said. “And dealers, you are on notice that if your product kills people, you will be prosecuted for causing a death, not just dealing drugs.”Padgett, 21, was found dead in his bedroom by fellow players after failing to show up for practice in March, 2018.Houston Police investigators determined that Padgett bought pills from Mouchantaf that Padgett believed were Hydrocodone, but actually contained Carfentanil, according to court papers filed by prosecutors.“I want to commend our homicide investigators and other personnel in our department who identified and arrested a suspect whose actions in selling this poison contributed to Blain Padgett’s death … a young man who had such a bright future ahead of him,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said.“We hope this arrest, thanks in large part to our strong partnership with DA Kim Ogg’s office, sends a message that if you are or are intending to sell opioids or carfentanil in the Houston-Harris County area, we will find you and bring you to justice,” Acevedo added.Carfentanil was originally made as an elephant tranquilizer and a lethal amount is so miniscule that it is invisible to the human eye.“What the public, parents and teenagers need to understand, is that it is increasingly difficult to buy pharmaceutical-grade pills on the streets,” said Assistant District Attorney Paul Fortenberry, who is chief of the Major Narcotics Division .”The purchaser of these pills,” Fortenberry added, “assumes they are legitimate, but they are actually tricked with potentially deadly consequences.”Fortenberry told News 88.7 carfentanil is causing a lot of problems around the country. “If you look at other places like West Virginia and Ohio you’ll see large, large deaths from Fentanyl and Carfentanil pills. And we haven’t had the same issues here in Harris County. But they’re coming.”Mouchantaf is set to appear in court Monday. Sharelast_img read more