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  • State clears 10% quota for EWS

    first_imgThe Maharashtra Cabinet on Monday cleared 10% reservation in jobs and education to the economically weaker section among upper castes. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that families whose collective annual income is less than ₹8 lakh from sources such as farming or other businesses will be treated as economically backward. About 10% of the jobs in the government, semi-government, corporation, and development boards and authorities will be reserved for them, he said. Maharashtra’s decision follows the Centre’s move to allot a similar reservation quota to the financially weak from the general category. The State Minister for Forests, Finance and Planning Sudhir Mungantiwar said the changes would be effective from February 1. According to the Centre’s proposal, the quota will not be available to families which own over five acres of agricultural land, a house of over 1,000 square feet, a 100-yard plot in a notified municipal area, or an over 200-yard plot in a non-notified municipal area. Sources said a number of senior secretaries in the State have raised serious objections to the move citing disparity in income data, according to which a large section has an average annual income of less than ₹1.08 lakh. In such a scenario, setting ₹8 lakh as ceiling would only lead to ‘fake certification’. “This is a not a feasible move and would only lead to more fake certification. We have raised objections before the State government, which is bent on implementing this in an election year,” said a bureaucrat. “While there is no immediate financial burden, the move does not sit well with the current demographic and economic conditions prevailing in Maharashtra,” an official said.Meanwhile, the State Cabinet also cleared a proposal to carry out property mapping in near 40,000 villages with the help of drone cameras. An estimated 1 crore property units are likely to become dispute-free over the next three years as part of the exercise, officials said.last_img read more

  • Foot pain causes

    first_imgAlternative NamesCauses of foot painInformationQuestion:What causes foot pain?Answer:Many things can cause foot pain. Wearing shoes that dont fit right is one of the most common reasons people (especially women) get foot problems such as calluses and bunions. With age, feet often grow wider. Also, being overweight can increase your chances of having foot problems or injuries. Go shopping for shoes in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest due to swelling. Heels on shoes shouldnt be higher than 1 inch. Shoes with a wide toe box can also lead to less problems to your feet.See also:Ankle painHeel painReferencesAbu-Laban RB, Ho K. Ankle and foot. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al, eds. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 55.Borom AH, Clanton TO. Foot and ankle: Sports shoes and orthoses. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 25, section B.Koenig MD. Foot and ankle: Ligament Injuries of the Foot and Ankle in Adult Athletes. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 25, section C.Review Date:6/4/2011Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.advertisementlast_img read more

  • TIL bags digital video clip right of ICC events for US, Canada

    first_imgMumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Times Internet Limited (TIL), which owns Cricbuzz.com, today said it has bagged the digital video clip rights for the US and Canada for all ICC events scheduled to take place between 2016 and 2019.The four-year deal includes seven ICC events starting with the ICC World Twenty20 2016 which commences in March in India.The other events included in the package are ICC Champions Trophy 2017, ICC Womens World Cup 2017, ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018, ICC Womens World Twenty20 2018 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.The deal gives Times Internet exclusive rights to deliver to its audience a comprehensive video package that includes video clips of pre-match, in-match and post-match coverage, it said in a statement.”In the first agreement of this nature the ICC is providing in-match video clips to digital licensees and Times Internet will have exclusive access to six minutes video clips from every hour of match coverage starting with the first ball and ending with the winning moment,” it added.As the exclusive video clips licensee for these two North American markets, Times Internet will also get access to key moments from all matches in the ICC archive.Times Internets newly acquired digital clips rights in the United States and Canada will supplement Cricbuzz.coms existing live coverage in the form of text, scorecard and infographics across its digital platforms.”North America has traditionally been our largest audience base outside of India and we are thrilled to be able to offer an enhanced experience of the ICC events to cricket fans across that region with near-live in-match clips.advertisement”We are excited to partner with the ICC to grow the sport in the region through our coverage of the premier competitions in the sport of cricket,” Times Internet chief executive officer Satyan Gajwani said. PTI DS ARS STSlast_img read more

  • HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap progress to third round of New Zealand Open

    first_imgCommonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and US Open winner HS Prannoy progressed through to the third round of the New Zealand Grand Prix Gold in Auckland after registering victories in their respective matches in the men’s singles event on Wednesday.15-seeded Kashyap secured an easy win over local shuttler Oscar Guo 21-9, 21-8 in a one-sided contest that lasted for just 25 minutes.Prannoy, ranked fourth, on the other hand registered a straight-game win over Indonesia’s Firman Abdul Kholik 23-21, 21-18 in 53 minutes.Other Indian shuttlers Siril Verma and Sourabh Verma also progressed to the next round, while Sahil Sipani and Neeraj Vashist made exit from the USD 120,000 event.Kashyap will now face Sourabh in the third round while Prannoy will lock horns with 10-seeded Wei Nan.16-seeded Siril defeated Saputra Vicky Angga of Indonesia 21-14, 21-16 to enter the third round of the competition. Siril will now face Chia Hung Lu of Chinese Taipei.Seventh-seeded Saurabh also registered an astounding 21-16, 21-16 over Indonesia’s Henrikho Kho Wibowo in a match lasting only 28 minutes.On the other hand, Neeraj bowed out of the tournament after suffering a 16-21, 13-21 defeat against America’s Anthony Joe while 11-seeded Lin Yu Hsien defeated Sahil 21-9, 21-8.Pratul Joshi had to exit from the tournament after facing a 13-21, 22-24 defeat against top seed Tzu Wei Wang of Chinese Taipei.last_img read more

  • Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ logos leak, expected to come with 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 845

    first_imgSamsung has reportedly started working on the successors of this year’s flagship phones aka the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer is expected to announce the devices, which are going to the Galaxy S9 and S9+ by mid-2018. At least that’s what the rumours suggest. Rumours about the upcoming flagship phones by Samsung have already started flooding in. Earlier this week, an industry insider — Benjamin Geskin leaked some key information about the phones.Benjamin said that the devices will come 6 gigs of RAM. There is no official information on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ by Samsung as of now. Apart from sporting 6GB of RAM memory, Benjamin further said that the two flagship phones are going to the first by the company to be backed by Snapdragon 845 processor. This is no new information, as some rumours that were leaked earlier suggested the same as well. Although, there is no official information by Qualcomm on Snapdragon 845 as of yet. This was first reported by Android Headlines.To recall, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were the first phones to be powered by Snapdragon 835. Samsung partnered with Qualcomm to take away the first slot of the Snapdragon 835. Similar can be the case with the Galaxy S9 and S9+. However, the Snapdragon 845 of the S9 and S9+ may not come to India. Reports suggest, just like the S8 and S8+, Samsung may bring Exynos 9 Octa edition of the phones to the Indian market and Snapdragon 845 model will only hit the Chinese market.advertisementAlso Read: Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ could be the first phones to get Snapdragon 845Benjamin further noted that the two phones that are expected to launch next year may come with 128GB of internal storage. Apart from the 128GB storage, Samsung is also expected to announce 256GB variant of the S9 and S9+. This means that Samsung may launch two variants of the upcoming flagship devices. He also leaked the official logos of the two devices. However, the 256GB variant may only hit the select markets like South Korea and not India.Not much is known about the devices as of yet, apart from the fact that these devices are going to be much better than the S8 series of phones in terms of performance, camera and also design. According to a report that was leaked earlier this month hinted that Samsung may unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the Mobile World Congress 2018, unlike the S8 and S8+ which were possibly due to some battery issues.last_img read more

  • Sania Mirza to miss Australian Open with knee injury

    first_imgSania Mirza pulled out of the next year’s Australian Open due to a right knee injury, she said on Saturday.”Basically I have something that’s called a jumper’s knee. So it’s extrmely painful…like I am okay to walk but it’s painful to change directions and play. That’s the biggest problem. So I can run straight but I can’t actually do plyometric stuff on it,” the 31-year-old said told reporters on the sidelines of the Premjit Lall Invitational Tennis Tournament at the Jaidip Mukherjea Academy.”When I spoke to my doctor a couple of months ago, they told me to take a couple of months off, then see how it feels before getting into a process of either surgery or injections or whatever.”So when I saw them, the pain wasn’t less after two months. So mow we have to take a call whether we have to do a surgery or take a couple of injections.”So it’s a little up in the air. I can’t tell you a definitive when but it won’t be before the next couple of months at least. I will be missing the Australian Open for sure,” Sania added.The former world No. 1 in women’s doubles, said she would probably need time to get back on to the court.  She expressed hope that she would be fit in time to take part in the Commonwealth Games (April 4 to 15) and Asian Games (August 18 – September 2) next year.”Hopefully I will be okay for that. I’ve always said that every time people ask me about plans ahead, as tennis players we don’t know about our health. We don’t know where will be at that point. It’s still one year, it’s a long time anything can happen. Hopefully I’ll be healthy again,” the 31-year old former former world No.1 in the women’s doubles said.advertisementSania was the guest of honour in the three-day event along with former Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj and Somdev Devvarman.Asked if seeing so many kids in the academy asking for her autograph and a selfie reminded her of the first time she held a tennis racket, Sania said: “I was six years old. The coach did not want to take me as I was too small to play tennis at that time. My mum had to force him to take me. It was a big argument and then he took me.”After a month, he called my parents and said ‘you have to come and watch her play because I’ve never seen a six-year old play like that. That’s how I remember my first memory of holding a tennis racquet.”At the podium while giving away awards, Sania wished she spent more time playing in India.”It’s good to be back in Kolkata. when Jaidip da calls us we come and that’s why we come. I miss playing in India. I am hoping for a women’s tournament as well,” Sania said.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

  • Japan hails Osaka, Nishikori’s historic run to US Open semis

    first_imgTokyo, Sep 6 (AFP) Japanese media and fans on Thursday rained down the superlatives on tennis stars Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka who made history by both reaching the US Open semi-finals.”There is no stopping the Japanese players,” screamed the Nikkan Gendai tabloid, after the pair became the first from the country to secure semi-final berths in both singles competitions during a Grand Slam.Particular praise was heaped on 20-year-old Osaka, who became the first Japanese woman to get into the top four at the US Open.The last Japanese woman to achieve a Grand Slam semi-final was Kimiko Date at Wimbledon in 1996 — a year before Osaka was born.”Osaka was in full throttle from the start,” Nikkan Sports said in its digital edition, reviewing her 6-1, 6-1 quarter-final victory over Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko.”She showed her strength and accuracy, as well as a cool intellect to predict how her opponent would move.” “She has taken a step into uncharted territory for Japanese women in New York,” the paper added.Osaka’s feat was credited with lifting the share price of her racquet producer Yonex, which soared more than 10 percent on the Tokyo Stock Exchange while the headline Nikkei index sank.Meanwhile, Nishikori’s victory over Marin Cilic was seen as sweet revenge for the 2014 US Open final, which ended in victory for the giant Croat.Former world number-four Nishikori, 29, pulled off a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-4 victory this time.”Nishikori gets his revenge on Cilic,” said a Sports Nippon headline.advertisementNishikori next faces Novak Djokovic, while Osaka will play Madison Keys from the US.Excited fans cheered on the Japanese players and allowed themselves to dream about silverware.”Great! I want to see her go against Serena in the final,” said one Twitter user.”Awesome! Nishikori-san and Naomi Osaka get into the semi-finals. Next match is vs Djokovic. Please win,” wrote another. (AFP) APAAPAlast_img read more

  • 9 months agoReal Madrid do enough to defeat Real Betis

    first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid do enough to defeat Real Betisby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid did enough to defeat Real Betis and climb into the La Liga top four with a first win in three matches.Betis looked set to earn a deserved point until Dani Ceballos’ late free-kick nestled into the bottom corner.Real were given an early lead by Luka Modric, but the home side dominated possession and equalised through Segio Canales after an offside decision was overturned by VAR.Madrid climb to fourth, but remain 10 points behind leaders Barcelona. last_img read more

  • Stars Celebrate Love Is Louder Experience In New York

    first_imgLove is Louder has unveiled the first ever Love is Louder Experience in New York City at the Paramount Hotel located in the heart of Times Square.The Love is Louder Experience features exclusive merchandise, a gallery and interactive experiences.The Love is Louder movement is a project of The Jed Foundation, co-founded by actress Brittany Snow to support anyone feeling mistreated, alone or hopeless.Exclusive auction items signed by high-profile artists and personalities – including Demi Lovato, Paula Abdul, Monica Lewinsky and Michael Strahan – are being auctioned off through Lance Bass’s Famous Yard Sale.The Love is Louder Experience will be open to the public from Monday, June 23th to Thursday July 31st and will feature a Love is Louder shop with exclusive apparel, accessories and promotional items. All proceeds will go to fund Love is Louder clubs, events and programs.Apparel from Starshell’s Birthday Girl line will also be available in the space with profits going to the Love is Louder movement. The Love is Louder Experience is open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.The Love is Louder Experience features• A free #loveislouder photo booth.• Photos and artwork from artists and supporters of the Love is Louder movement.• Birthday Girl apparel and gifts.• A retail shop that benefits the Love is Louder movement.• Information on getting involved with Love is Louder.The Love is Louder Experience is at the Paramount Hotel, 235 W 46th Street (between 7th and 8th), New York, NY. Find out more here.last_img read more

  • Kinross earnings slide as costs rise revenue drops but outlook unchanged

    first_imgTORONTO – Kinross Gold Corp. says net earnings were down in the second quarter as revenue slipped and costs rose.The mining company says net earnings for the quarter ending June 30 came in at US$2.4 million, or nil per share, compared to US$33.1 million or three cents per share for the same quarter last year.Adjusted net earnings per share were three cents, below the four cents expected by analysts according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The slide in profits came as its all-in sustaining costs rose to US$1,018 per ounce of gold equivalent, up from US$910 per ounce in the same period of 2017, while revenue was down to US$775 million compared to US$869 million last year.The company says it has kept its outlook for the year unchanged at 2.5 million ounces at an all-in sustaining cost of US$975 per ounce.Kinross says it has temporarily halted a phase two expansion of its Tasiast mine in Mauritania as it continues negotiations with the government on its activities in the country.Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:K)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. The previous version incorrectly said Kinross was negotiating with Mauritania on taxation.last_img read more

  • UN refugee chief to head to Uganda and Tanzania

    29 February 2008The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will embark on an 8-day mission next week to Uganda and Tanzania to assess the situation of refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). While in Tanzania, António Guterres will kick off a two-year programme to bring an end to one of the world’s oldest protracted refugee situations: the exile of some 218,000 people from neighbouring Burundi who were forced to flee their country in 1972.“It will be one of our most important programmes on the African continent this year,” UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond said in a press briefing in Geneva.The so-called “1972 Burundians” are among the hundreds of thousands of Burundians who sought refuge in neighbouring countries that year to escape ethnic violence which killed an estimated 200,000 people. They are distinct from the over 110,000 Burundian refugees who arrived subsequently.After more than three decades, a breakthrough came last year when Tanzania announced its intention to close ‘Old Settlements’ which have been hosting Burundians who arrived in 1972, and the Governments of both countries have been working with UNHCR to find a solution.On 9 March, Mr. Guterres will launch the first repatriation by train of the “1972 Burundians” – of whom 20 per cent have expressed their desire to return to their home country – from Katumba settlement in Rukwa district.Those who wish to stay will be able to register for possible naturalization in Tanzania, and the roughly 76,000 refugees who are over 18 years old are expected to apply for Tanzanian citizenship.Last week, UNHCR appealed for $34 million to aid the voluntary repatriation and reintegration of the more than 40,000 refugees who wish to return to Burundi and also to assist those who choose to stay in Tanzania to integrate into their local communities.In addition to Burundians, Tanzania also currently shelters 96,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mr. Redmond said.During his stop in Uganda, the High Commissioner will visit Mulanda transit centre, where 1,600 of the 12,000 Kenyans who have fled recent post-electoral violence are taking refuge.He will also meet with some IDPs who have returned to their homes in the Pader district in the north of Uganda. Nearly one million Ugandan IDPs have returned or are preparing to do so since the movements began in 2006.Since UNHCR started its voluntary repatriation programme in May 2006, almost 35,000 Sudanese refugees have returned home from Uganda.For the Uganda leg of his trip, Mr. Guterres will be joined by Jean-Louis Schiltz, the Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian of Luxembourg, the top UNHCR donor per capita by far, contributing $25 per inhabitant in both 2006 and 2007. read more

  • Federal decision on Trans Mountain pipeline before election not guaranteed Sohi

    CALGARY — The federal government can’t guarantee it will have a decision on the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion prior to the next election, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said.The deadline was pushed back to June 18 from May 22 on the recommendation of Indigenous communities and former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci, who is advising the government on the consultation process.The proposal to twin the existing Trans Mountain pipeline between Edmonton and Burnaby, B.C., was first approved by cabinet in 2016. The Federal Court of Appeal rescinded that decision in August, because it said neither the environmental review nor the Indigenous consultations had been properly completed. Construction firms fear gridlock as Ottawa delays decision on Trans Mountain pipeline Federal government extends deadline to make Trans Mountain decision to June 18 B.C. seeks pipeline ‘veto’ in new court battle with Ottawa, Alberta The federal government then purchased the project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion and, earlier this year, the National Energy Board endorsed the pipeline expansion after a reconsideration of its affect on marine life off the B.C. coast.The energy regulator said in February that it will impose 156 conditions on the project if it is approved. It has also made 16 new recommendations to the federal government.Sohi told reporters at a clean energy announcement in Calgary on Thursday that he doesn’t expect the deadline will be pushed back again.“We have been engaging with Indigenous communities for the last several months and we have close to 60 individuals and eight teams that are actually in B.C. and Alberta engaging in a meaningful way,” Sohi said.“I’m very confident that by June 18, cabinet will be able to make a decision on this project.”But despite the deadline, Sohi wouldn’t guarantee a decision would come before the next federal election expected this fall.“No, I cannot commit to that because it’s not my decision. It’s the decision of the cabinet,” he said.“What I can commit to is that we will follow the process, we will continue to engage Indigenous communities in a meaningful two-way dialogue to ensure that our constitutional obligation is met.”Sohi said he’s looking forward to working with the incoming Alberta premier Jason Kenney.“We have a shared goal of ensuring we are working hard on behalf of Albertans on a shared goal of continuing to grow the economy, to create jobs and to move forward in getting our resources to global markets,” he said.Sohi shrugged off Kenney’s plans to eliminate the carbon tax and lift the cap on Alberta oilsands emissions.“Each province is expected to have their own climate change plan in place and the cap on emissions from oilsands development is part of that plan and we look forward to working with the new government to understand how they will continue to either support that plan or have a new plan,” Sohi added.“We understand the amount of emissions that are generated in Alberta are significant.” read more

  • All Iraqis must join political process to build on electoral momentum –

    “It will be critical in the coming weeks to build upon the positive momentum generated by the elections,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in the report to the Security Council, pledging full UN support in the constitution-making process.”Failure to engage in a national dialogue and reconciliation could bring strife far more damaging that the compromises necessary for reaching a national consensus achieved through peaceful means,” he warns.”It will be important that the new Iraqi leadership signal clearly that all Iraqis will have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to participate fully in the process,” he adds, stressing that his Special Representative in the country, Ashraf Qazi, has been meeting with all segments of society for this very purpose.Mr. Annan notes that there are many ways in which the UN can provide specific help for the next phase of the transition, including the writing of a constitution, such as facilitating dialogue to maximize inclusiveness and consensus, providing technical aid, public information support and coordination of international assistance.”The United Nations has accompanied the Iraqis at every step of their political transition so far. We are determined to continue to do everything possible to implement our mandate under Security Council resolution 1546 (2004), as circumstances permit,” Mr. Annan writes of the world body’s mandate to promote national dialogue and consensus and coordinate international aid to the country.But he notes that political progress remains at the mercy of the “serious challenge” posed by continuing violence, adding: “I hope that Iraqis will seize the momentum gained from the elections to enable the political process to have a positive impact on the security situation.”The number of UN personnel continues to be constrained by security conditions “necessitating extremely well-protected living and working facilities within heavily-guarded areas,” he writes, putting current UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) international staff at 64, with a 134-member strong guard unit from Fiji.”Movement outside the Baghdad international zone, or similarly well-protected compounds in other parts of the country, continues to be extremely hazardous and therefore dependent on the protection of the multinational force,” he adds.But he also stresses that despite the fragile security environment, UNAMI, which has many local staff, has been able to continue reconstruction through implementing partners, including rehabilitating schools, water treatment and power plants, upgrading transmission systems and with housing projects, procurement and delivery of food, among a host of other activities.”Priority must be given to addressing the basic needs of all Iraqis,” he stresses. “Job creation, infrastructural improvements, institutional capacity-building and effective delivery of basic services are essential for making the political and security context more conducive to a successful transition process. Efforts in the area must therefore be intensified.”On human rights he notes that UNAMI continues to receive from a wide spectrum of sources consistent reports of excessive use of force against persons and property, as well as mass arrests by both the United States-led multinational force and Iraqi security forces.”The UNAMI Human Rights Office continues to work with Iraqi institutions and civil society to address the legacy of both past and present challenges with a view to fostering national reconciliation,” he adds. read more

  • Brock students finalists in Innovative Designs for Accessibility competition

    Four Brock University students are among the finalists in a provincial contest that focuses on removing barriers for people with disabilities.Shannon Misketis, Mackenzie Danen, Chris Bar and Kyle Boham have pitched an idea for a workshop that teaches Grade 3 students what life is like for friends and family in a wheelchair. They’re one of nine teams in the Council of Ontario Universities‘ (COU) annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition.“Ontario’s goal is to create an environment that is accessible to everyone, and Ontario universities are supporting students so that they can succeed and contribute strongly to the future of our province,” says Max Blouw, COU chair and president of Wilfrid Laurier University.The finalists from seven Ontario universities will showcase their inventions at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Conference May 12-13 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. Winners will be announced May 13 at 2:15 p.m.Other finalists include a wristband that vibrates for people with visual disabilities to signal when friends are nearby, a portable toilet that expands to be big enough for wheelchairs, and a mapping system that rates the accessibility of each campus path.“Universities recognize the value in encouraging students to think about barriers faced by people with disabilities,” says Bonnie M. Patterson, COU president and CEO. “It is our wish that Ontario graduates will take that awareness into the world and break down barriers whenever they see them.”The winner and two runners-up will receive prizes of $1,500, $1,000 and $500 respectively. A bonus prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the IDeA that best addresses a barrier in para-sport and active living. read more

  • Lone ranger Sole Ohioan took different route to OSU

    Of the 23 players on the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team, senior forward Michele Tonnessen is the only Buckeye born and raised in Ohio. The other 22 members hail from dominant hockey domains like Minnesota, Wisconsin and Canada.The Gahanna native has been ice skating for as long as she remembers, but didn’t start playing hockey until she was 10 years old. With two older brothers who played, Tonnessen said she grew up around the sport and quickly became familiar with it.“After watching them play and having to travel around with my parents, I guess I just kind of decided I wanted to play rather than watch,” Tonnessen said.But Tonnessen encountered a dilemma many young girls face in non-traditional hockey states: women teams can be few and far between.Coach Jackie Barto said Ohio doesn’t possess as much strong talent as traditional hockey states, so the “bulk of our recruiting is up north.”“We’re looking to bring in the best hockey players at Ohio State,” Barto said. If there’s an Ohio girl who shows promise at the Division I level, “we’re going to try and make it work.”It was Tonnessen’s sophomore year of high school when college hockey became a real possibilities. After attending OSU’s summer camp, she weighed her skills against other campers and solicited advice from the coaches about her potential.“We knew she would be a hard worker, that she would continue to grow and develop while she’s here in our program,” Barto said.“Once I knew I had a chance, I knew that I wanted it,” Tonnessen said.So Tonnessen played with the boys until her senior year of high school. She switched to the women’s game after OSU coaches told her she’d need experience in the women’s game to be recruited.“It was kind of a no-brainer to switch over,” Tonnessen said.Tonnessen joined the Ohio Flames, a women’s club team, during the 2005-2006 season. The Flames advanced to nationals after becoming the 2006 Under-19 Mid-Am District Champions.Although playing the women’s game took some adjusting for the first two years, Tonnessen believes her experience in men’s hockey has helped her in the long run.“It makes you more physical, it makes you tougher, a bit faster,” Tonnessen said. “I think it just gives you an edge on everybody else. It makes you more competitive.”Even though the women’s game proved to be slower for Tonnessen, she said it took hard work to play the women’s way.“It was a lot more skill and finesse with stick handling,” she said. “You could see plays develop.”But despite the hockey program, Tonnessen said she came to OSU because it was close to home and her two brothers graduated as Buckeyes. It was more about the school and academics. Hockey was just a “bonus that ended up coming along with it,” she said.As Tonnessen’s collegiate hockey career comes to an end, Barto credits Tonnessen for being a great representative of OSU hockey.“She’s been a good teammate; … a positive influence and member of the program,” Barto said. “She’s become the best hockey player she can become.” read more

  • Irelands postbailout return to the bond markets raised €375 bn

    first_imgUpdated 15.03pmTHE IRISH GOVERNMENT has dipped into the bond market for the first time since the bailout exit last month, raising €3.75bn.Ireland’s bond yields have now fallen to levels not seen since before the 2008 financial crisis, currently at 3.543 per cent.Demand for the sale amounted to four times the value of the bond at €14 billion, and attracted interest from 400 fund managers, pension funds, insurance companies, banks and other investors, the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) said.In a statement, NTMA Chief Executive John Corrigan. said today’s sale demonstrated that international and domestic markets “recognise the enormous progress Ireland has made”.Today’s transaction is a real success that cements Ireland’s return to the international debt markets and provides a strong platform for bond auctions in 2014.The NTMA announced yesterday that it had appointed Barclays , Citi Bank, Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Davy Stockbrokers to manage the benchmark transaction.Originally published 10.45amRead: ‘Falling bond yields butter no parsnips’: 8 winners, 8 losers and 4 we couldn’t decide on from 2013 >last_img read more

  • Pay What You Want and Get Over 50 Hours of Excel Training

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  • Bahamas Striping Private Venture Capital fund puts up 1m

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