Odisha sprinter duo revel in healthy rivalry

first_imgBy Tapan Mohanta Kolkata, Sep 22 (PTI) On the athletics track, she is her fiercest rival but off it Srabani Nanda is not only like a big sister but one who has inspired statemate Dutee Chand to take up the sprint events as the Odisha duo now reign supreme at national level. Dutee, who has now become the face of womens fight against injustice in sport after winning a landmark gender case, held the 800m national record at junior level before making the switch to 100/200m under the tutelage of Srabanis childhood coach Nilambadhab Deo. “I really respect Srabani Apa (sister) a lot, she has inspired many Odia athletes including me after Rachita Mistri (100m national record holder),” Dutee, who finished on top ahead of Srabani in both 100 and 200m races before both helping Railways win the 4x100m relay at the recently concluded 55th National Open Athletics Championship, told PTI. “I was staying in the same sports hostel in Bhubaneswar and all of us (junior athletes) would hold her (Srabani) in high respect. “It was one fine morning in in 2008-09 Deo sir told me Id be better off in sprint. I gradually came under his tutelage,” Dutee recalled, as she went on to become 100m national junior champion in 2012. But, Dutee admits that relationship with Srabani began to “strain” when she graduated to the senior level and went to pip her to the second place at the 2013 National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship in Chennai. “Srabani Apa stopped talking to me and so did her coach and it really hurt my feelings. Things changed, I moved under the wings of Nagapuri Ramesh sir,” the 19-year-old Dutee remembers. More PTI TAP PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

COLLINS TO RECEIVE MERCY’S SPELLMAN AWARD

first_imgA long time volunteer at Mercy Medical Center is being honored for her community service.Patricia Collins has been chosen by the Mercy Medical Center Foundation to receive the 2018 Dr. George G. Spellman Service Award.Collins has served the community and Mercy Medical Center with her volunteer efforts for more than 50 years.She began volunteering in 1965 in the former St. Joseph Hospital and eventually served in the former St. Vincent Hospital and then in the current Mercy Kaleidoscope Gift Shop.Collins has also shared her time in other areas of the hospital, including the physician’s lounge, front reception desk, and surgery as well as various committees.Her community contributions include volunteering in the makeshift mortuary in the aftermath of the crash of Flight 232 and filling sandbags in 1992 when Perry Creek flooded.She has also helped at events in the community, such as Saturday in ThePark and the United Way of Siouxland’s Women’s Power Lunch.Collins received the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award in 1990, and with her husband of 54 years, Dick Collins, have raised their four children in the Siouxland community.The 2018 Mercy Foundation’s Fall Gala will honor Collins on November 3rd.last_img read more

Sterling attacker jailed for racially aggravated assault

first_imgRaheem Sterling Sterling attacker jailed for racially aggravated assault Russell Greaves Last updated 1 year ago 22:42 12/20/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) sterling - cropped Getty Images Raheem Sterling Manchester City Premier League Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur The England international was attacked near Manchester City’s training base and his assailant has now been sentenced to 16 weeks behind bars The man who launched a racially aggravated attack on Raheem Sterling has been jailed for 16 weeks.Karl Anderson, 29, entered a guilty plea at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, having racially abused and kicked the Manchester City star outside the club’s training base prior to Saturday’s match against Tottenham.It was disclosed during proceedings that Anderson, who must also pay £100 in compensation, had 25 prior convictions for 37 offences, which included football-related violence. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A victim impact statement from Sterling which was read to the court said: “I didn’t think this type of behaviour still happened in this country in this day and age”.Anderson, from Woodward Street in Ancoats, Manchester, had “lost his temper” after his girlfriend asked him to get an autograph, defence lawyer John Black said.”He apologises through me to Mr Sterling for his actions,” he added and said Anderson could not explain his behaviour.last_img read more

Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat praises Cheteshwar Pujara ahead of Ranji Trophy final

first_imgSaurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat praises Cheteshwar Pujara ahead of Ranji Trophy finalCheteshwar Pujara, who had an outstanding Test series with the bat in Australia, carried his form into the Ranji Trophy knockout for Saurashtra on his return. He played two match-winning, unbeaten knocks in the quarter-final and semi-final against Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka respectively, to guide Saurashtra into the summit clash.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 19:38 IST Cheteshwar Pujara has been in sublime form in first-class cricket (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCheteshwar Pujara played two match-winning knocks in the quarters and semis in the Ranji Trophy”Pujara has been the pillar for India now, like he has been for Saurashtra for a long period of time,” Unadkat saidSaurashtra will take on defending champions Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy final from February 3Saurashtra will take on defending champions Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy final from February 3 at Nagpur and their skipper Jaydev Unadkat believes there’s no one is better than Cheteshwar Pujara to guide the players.Pujara, who had an outstanding Test series with the bat in Australia, carried his form into the Ranji Trophy knockout for Saurashtra on his return. He played two match-winning, unbeaten knocks in the quarter-final and semi-final against Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka respectively, to guide Saurashtra into the summit clash.”I have been saying this since the Lucknow game [quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh], we cannot have [someone] with a better influence than him [Pujara] in the team. He has been the pillar for India now, like he has been for Saurashtra for a long period of time,” Unadkat told PTI on Wednesday when asked what Pujara brings to the team.The 27-year-old Porbandar-born Unadkat feels that Saurashtra are fortunate to have the services of Pujara for the knock-out stages of the national championship.”And we can’t have anyone better than him [Pujara] to guide our players. We have chased down a couple of targets and it was all down to the way he batted himself and he carried others alongside him.”We are fortunate to have him in the team, at the moment, in the knock-out stage and looking forward for one more performance,” said the left-arm speedster.The Saurashtra captain also feels that his team is in good mental space.”But having said that it is not just [about] him, all the guys are playing their best game. During knock-outs, away from home, you need everyone to step up and it can’t be one or two guys, so that’s what we have been doing in the last two games.advertisement”The victories have been special. After the Lucknow game, I had said – it is one of the best victories that Saurashtra has ever had. And the semi-final [against Karnataka] was nothing short of that, the way we played our cricket. It was one such intense game that I was part of,” the pacer said.”I would say, we are really in great space of mind as a team and we are all binding, playing together and supporting each other. There can’t be a better mental space for the team to be in than what we are at the moment. The momentum is on our side,” he added.Unadkat hopes that his team could carry their form into the final.”It’s the final of the Ranji Trophy, so the match is going to be good and both the teams are good on paper. Let’s hope for a great game and I hope we keep on playing the way we have been playing through this season,” Unadkat concluded.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Cheteshwar PujaraFollow Ranji Trophylast_img read more

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane happy to stay central in Merseyside derby vs Everton

Next Liverpool’s Sadio Mane happy to stay central in Merseyside derby vs EvertonSadio Mane said he is looking forward to leading the Liverpool attack Merseyside derby against Everton at the Goodison Park on Sundayadvertisement Reuters LiverpoolMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 16:53 IST Sadio Mane said that the Merseyside derby is like any other game (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool face Everton Merseyside derby at the Goodison Park on SundayLiverpool have 69 points from 28 games, one more than Manchester CitySadio Mane is excited to lead the attack in the all-important matchLiverpool forward Sadio Mane is happy to continue in his central role if the team need him to after scoring twice in Wednesday’s 5-0 Premier League victory over Watford.Filling in for injured striker Roberto Firmino, Senegalese Mane headed in from close range in the first half before adding to his tally with a cheeky back-heel effort.Firmino has shaken off an ankle injury and could return for the Merseyside derby at Everton on Sunday.”I was lucky to score two but honestly I don’t mind,” Mane told Sky Sports. “I’m happy to play left or right side but if the team or the coach needs me as a striker, I’ll try again.”.”To be honest I was surprised. I never played there before, I was nervous.”Title-chasing Liverpool have 69 points from 28 games, one more than Manchester City who could regain the lead after their match at Bournemouth on Saturday.Liverpool edged Everton 1-0 when the teams played earlier this season and Mane is well aware of the importance of the fixture in the title race.”Of course, it is one of the more important derbies because we know what we want this season,” Mane said.”But after all it’s like any other game. We need to focus and give everything to win it.”Also Read | Everyone knows I’d like to stay: Solskjaer hopes to remain Manchester United managerAlso Read | Sergio Ramos will regret deliberate yellow card if we win: Ajax midfielder De JongFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Sadio ManeFollow Liverpool vs EvertonFollow Merseyside derbyFollow Goodison ParkFollow LiverpoolFollow Everton read more

Feel Good Friday: Brees Dream Foundation Teams Up With So Delicious Dairy Free

first_img A Comprehensive Guide to Plant-Based Milks and Their Benefits 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for improving the quality of life for cancer patients and providing care and education for children and families!OK, that may not be a very catchy jingle, but it is a fun way to describe the partnership between the Brees Dream Foundation and So Delicious Dairy Free. The Brees Dream Foundation is a nonprofit organization run by New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and his philanthropist wife, Brittany; and So Delicious Dairy Free is an Oregon-based food company that makes all sorts of tasty dairy-free products — including frozen desserts.To date, the Brees Dream Foundation has given more than $22 million to charities and schools, and they’re about to give a bunch more. So Delicious Dairy Free has pledged 0.75% of their frozen dessert sales during July and August to the foundation, with a minimum uncapped donation of $75,000.Related: How About Some Homemade No-Churn Ice Cream?Like millions of other Americans, Drew and Brittany Brees are allergic to dairy, so this partnership makes a great deal of sense. Drew and Brittany Brees also partnered with So Delicious Dairy Free back in 2012 to help folks with food allergies and sensitivities discover healthy, delicious foods.And So Delicious Dairy Free definitely falls in the “delicious” column. Among their many dessert offerings are their new line of cashew milk frozen dessert, coconut milk frozen desserts, and the world’s only dairy-free, gluten-free cookie dough frozen dessert. Drew, Brittany, and their three boys swear by the stuff. We’re not saying these frozen desserts will help you win the Super Bowl, but they couldn’t hurt your chances.At The Manual, we’re not shy about our love for animal products — but neither are we hostile to those who go the vegan, naturally sweetened, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO route. Whether you have a dairy allergy or are just looking to mix things up with your summer desserts, So Delicious Dairy Free is a good way to go. Indulging in dessert is rarely associated with charitable acts; this is your big chance! London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant Editors’ Recommendations Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master The Best Drinks to Pair With Your Favorite Food Showslast_img read more

Australia political leaders use Chinese app to chase votes

first_imgCanberra: Australia’s prime minister and his political rival said on Wednesday they were not tailoring their political messages to suit Chinese censors as the politicians increasingly use Chinese social media to woo Chinese-speaking voters. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten each have accounts with China’s largest social media platform, WeChat, which they use to target the Chinese diaspora ahead of federal elections on May 18. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USCritics argue that the Australian political leaders risk being kicked off the platform if they don’t comply with Chinese censorship rules. Morrison said his account has not been subjected to Chinese censorship used on social media. “We haven’t experienced any such censorship,” Morrison told reporters. Bill Shorten, who leads the center-left Labor Party, was similarly unconcerned by the type of censorship that the Chinese Communist Party routinely exercises on Chinese social media. “I’m not fussed at all,” Shorten told reporters. “I do not feel censored by the Chinese government.” WeChat was launched by Chinese giant Tencent in 2011 and the app, known in China as Weixin, has become essential for daily life in China. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsMorrison’s account was registered in January under the name of a Chinese citizen in Fujian province, and Shorten’s account was registered to a Chinese citizen in Shandong province, Australian Broadcasting Corp reported. Morrison said his conservative Liberal Party was trying to transfer his account to Australia. “The way you set up a WeChat account, because of where it’s run, is you have to work through these overseas structures and we’ve been in the process now over the last week or so of seeking to repatriate how that’s done,” Morrison said. Shorten said he left his Labor Party to set up his account. The party said it was set up in early 2017 by an Australian resident who is employed by the party. It is jointly operated by Shorten’s office and the party. “Labor has never experienced any censorship of our communications on any social media platforms,” a party statement said. “We do not tolerate any outside interference that seeks to undermine our free and fair society.” Fergus Hanson, head of the International Cyber Policy Center at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, said politicians’ use of Chinese social media in the Australian political debate created the possibility of censorship and self-censorship on subjects sensitive to China. “It’s pretty outrageous that you’re in a situation where an Australian politician in a full-blown democracy is being censored in what they can say by the Chinese government trying to speak to other Australians within Australia,” Hanson said. “It’s absolutely preposterous.” Hanson’s own research estimated that there were 1.5 million active WeChat users in Australia including Chinese-speaking Australians, tourists and international students. Australia has a population of 25 million.last_img read more

Economic slowdown in rich countries could hurt poorer States UN reports

4 September 2008While developing countries’ economies are forecasted to expand by 6 per cent this year, that growth could potentially be checked by the slowdown in wealthier nations, according to a new report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Financial turmoil, soaring oil prices and likely tighter monetary policy in several nations augur poorly for the global economy both in 2008 and 2009, with the reach of the sub-prime mortgage crisis extending well beyond the United States which has contracted liquidity and credit worldwide.UNCTAD’s Trade and Development report for 2008 noted that output around the world is expected to grow by 3 per cent this year, down nearly one percentage point from last year. In developed countries, gross domestic product growth could shrink to half this rate.“By contrast, growth in developing countries as a group can be expected to remain quite robust, at more than 6 per cent, as a result of the relatively stable dynamics of domestic demand in a number of large developing economies,” the publication said.“However, possible restrictive monetary policy responses to increasing pressure on the overall price index from higher commodity prices could well lead to a further deceleration of growth in developed and developing countries alike.”To allow poorer nations to sustain their economic expansion, greater investment in “productive capacity” – the ability to diversify manufacturing – is needed to augment their reliance on primary commodities, UNCTAD said.Challenging theories that call for investment in developing countries to be drawn from mainly household savings and foreign capital, the report urges changes in domestic monetary policy and local financial systems to allow private companies to access cheaper financing.It also criticized the current system of global financial governance, noting that market discipline alone cannot curtail periodic episodes of “irrational exuberance,” where firms try to reap double-digit gains out of economies growing at a much slower pace, leading to situations requiring government bailouts.“The current international framework for monetary and exchange-rate policies offers opportunities for speculative activities that are highly profitable for a limited period of time, but ultimately destabilize the entire system,” the study said, calling for a review of divergent policies of central banks with a view to end global economic turbulence. read more

Chinese storytelling tradition placed on UN list of intangible heritage in danger

23 November 2011A form of verse and prose storytelling from north-eastern China that has only five remaining masters was today placed on a United Nations List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage, meeting this week in Bali, Indonesia, inscribed Hezhen Yimakan storytelling on the list as it is danger of disappearing, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported.Statistics indicate that while there were considered to be 20 outstanding Yimakan masters during the 1980s, now only five are capable of performing some cantos, or the main divisions in long poems.Narrated in the language of the Hezhen people, the storytelling consists of numerous independent episodes depicting tribal alliances and battles, including the defeat by local heroes of monsters and invaders.Yimakan performers traditionally improvise their stories without instrumental accompaniment, alternating between singing and speaking, and using different melodies to connote different characters and plots.The storytelling tradition is one of 18 dossiers that have been proposed for inscription this week of the List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, according to UNESCO, which manages the list. read more

Singer Amal Perera released

Amal Perera was among several Sri Lankans arrested at a party hosted by notorious drug dealer Makandure Madush in Dubai in February.Subsequently most of them were deported to Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) They were detained by the CID when they arrived in Sri Lanka and taken in for questioning.The Police said that Perera and two others have now been released. Singer Amal Perera has been released after being questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).Perera and five others who were arrested in Dubai had been deported to Sri Lanka on Monday night. read more

Baseball Ohio State drops second midweek game 31 to Eastern Michigan

Ohio State redshirt senior first baseman Zach Ratcliff at bat during the Scarlet and Gray World Series in October 2016. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsMidweek games are typically where Power Five teams thrive against smaller mid-major teams. But OSU has struggled to get anything going offensively across these past two midweek games, falling to Eastern Michigan 3-1 Wednesday, a day after losing to Cincinnati.A visibly frustrating loss for the Buckeyes, the team spent nearly 30 minutes in left field after the loss in the huddle with coach Greg Beals going over the game. “We’ve got to do better offensively. That’s where I’m willing to share with you,” Beals said when asked about what he discussed in the meeting.The first batter of the game reached first base on an error, setting the tone for a long inning for OSU redshirt junior Austin Woodby. The Buckeyes’ starting pitcher was able to strike out the next batter, but a double gave the Eagles a pair of runners in scoring position with only one away.Senior right fielder John Montgomery grounded a single through the right side of the infield, scoring both runners on base and capitalizing on the Buckeyes’ early mistake.OSU eventually found the scoreboard, however, in the bottom of the fourth inning. With runners on first and second and two out, junior designated hitter Conner Pohl lined a base hit over the right side of the infield, scoring the runner from second and giving OSU their first run of the evening.In the final inning, the Eagles tacked on a run off a solo home run from sophomore first baseman John Rensel Jr, bringing the score to 3-1.The team was coming off a pair of wins on Sunday against Big Ten rival Penn State, one win of the ninth-inning-comeback variety and another a blowout. Beals said he hoped his team would be able to carry that momentum through this week into their next conference matchup, but that a deflating loss like this can siphon off any energy they harvested over the weekend.“We had a comeback win and then we had an all-Buckeye win and it was a good day on Sunday,” Beals said. “I was hoping to be able to carry that momentum as opposed to build momentum, just maintain that momentum and help that confidence, that good feeling that we had on Sunday, keep that good feeling going.”The problem with the team right now is hitting, Beals said, coming off only two runs scored spread across two midweek games. And for his team to start clicking again, they will need to continue to mix some things up until they find a winning combination.“We’ve got to keep mixing up what we’re doing to find the right thing and it’s not necessarily as much from a personnel standpoint as much as it is what’s going to spark this team and sometimes there’s personnel decisions to help spark the team and other things that we do from a preparation standpoint to help spark the team,” Beals said.The Buckeyes will try and find a win against the second Michigan-based team they play this week when they travel to East Lansing, Michigan, to face Michigan State over the weekend. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. read more

Jagdeo expresses confidence of PPP elections win in 2020

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese fears of rigged elections valid – Opposition LeaderSeptember 17, 2018In “latest news”New presidential candidate brings youth, financial skills to table – JagdeoJanuary 20, 2019In “latest news”Sovereignty of people case: Jagdeo assuages public concerns, will remain PPP’s GS regardless of outcomeJune 23, 2018In “latest news” With more than three years left before the next general elections in Guyana, the Opposition has made known its intention to get the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)/Alliance For Change (AFC) coalition Government out of office when Guyanese head to the polls in 2020.While making several points about the perceived weaknesses of the current administration, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo argued that Guyanese from all walks of life are not pleased with the performance of the Government, and these people are not just supporters of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).Jagdeo claimed that many people who voted for the new Government are now regretting their decision and have openly expressed how they feel about their performance in several areas. He said the “good life” which was promised is nowhere close to being realised and Guyanese are cognisant of that fact.The former Head of State who is also General Secretary of the PPP, made these remarks on Sunday while addressing a large crowd of supporters at a public meeting at Leonora, West Coast Demerara.He said that while the PPP recognises that their support base is mainly people of Indo-Guyanese origin, there is also large support from the first peoples of Guyana – the Amerindians.However, Jagdeo observed that the party has had trouble in attracting a large support base in Afro-Guyanese communities because it has been often peddled by their opponents that the party is racial.But the Opposition Leader claimed that it is far from the truth because the PPP is a multi-cultural party whose members come from all races in Guyana, including those from the Afro-Guyanese community.While claiming that the 2015 election was not fair, Jagdeo said the PPP was defeated only by 4,500 votes. “We are going to take this country back. One year later, at Local Government elections, we swept the polls with 28,000 votes. But they didn’t say anything about that. If we go to the polls now there would be 50,000 difference (more votes),” Jagdeo confidently boasted during the public meeting.He said Government officials are claiming that the Americans are on their side and have guaranteed them 10 years in office but he knows that is “not true because I have spoken to the people.”Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo addressing the public meeting at Leonora, West Coast Demerara on SundayFurther, the former President claimed that the Government’s plan for sugar could be an attempt to get people to migrate, but promised supporters that the PPP will get the APNU/AFC coalition out of office.Jagdeo was critical of the Government for removing the $1.67 billion grant for school children, stating that write-off for tax companies could have been used to keep that subsidy instead.He also referenced the removal of subsidies for electricity and water from 44,000 pensioners, claiming that the Government is not spending money where it is needed.The APNU/AFC narrowly won the 2015 general elections, securing 206,817 votes while the PPP accumulated 201,457 votes, a difference of 5,360 votes.The coalition’s gain created a devastating loss for the PPP which held political power for over 23 years.The PPP’s grip on political power was strong until the 2011 General and Regional Elections when it lost parliamentary control. A few years before the 2015 election, President Donald Ramotar, ruled Guyana in a minority government.The APNU/AFC secured 33 seats in the Eleventh Parliament of Guyana, while the PPP received 32 seats. read more

Dispelling dog training myths

first_imgFrom inception up until the setting up process, how did you start your business?Purely by accident. I was involved in training dogs as a hobby when I was young but saw an opportunity to provide professional dog training services to the public. Back then there was only a handful of professional dog trainers. In 1983 I established a security firm specialising in man-and-dog teams. However, by mid to late 80s I was doing more one-on-one training with dog owners so I switched my career path. This was when Command Dog Training School (CDTS) was established per se. What are the challenges faced by a dog trainer?Dealing with people’s emotions and trying to stop dog owners treating their pets anthropomorphically as pseudo-children. Dogs are pack animals and are happiest when they are clearly led not the other way around.Can you dispel or confirm certain myths about certain dogs?Myth no. 1 All German Shepherd dogs, Rottweiler’s et. al. are aggressive. That’s utter rubbish. Aggression in dogs is usually due to poor upbringing or breeding.Myth no. 2 You can not start training dogs until six months of age. Nonsense – in fact puppies can and should be trained from eight weeks of age which is why we run very successful Kindergarten Puppy Training programs for pups from eight to 14 weeks of age.Myth no. 3 You should never give a dog raw meat as it could get sick. I laugh at that one. I’m sure dogs in the wild light a camp fire and barbecue their food before consumption. Should every dog be trained and what are the costs associated?I believe that all dogs and owners should undergo a basic obedience program. It should also be mandatory that all pups from eight weeks to 16 weeks of age go through a puppy course of some sort to establish sound temperament. If they did we wouldn’t have half the aggression problems we see today. The four week puppy course is $120 and the eight week Basic Obedience course is $240.What would you say stands out as the comparative advantage of your business over the competition?Unlike many so-called dog trainers of today who claim they are behaviourists after doing a short course in dog training, CDTS instructors are all experienced hands-on trainers who have been selected by me to join the school as instructors. Our instructors have a minimum of five years in the industry and have trained their own dogs to advanced and competition levels. This criterion underpins the quality of training our customers receive. As a customer you can be assured of a qualified industry expert teaching you to understand and train your four legged pal. There are many other reasons why dog owners choose CDTS over other trainers. As a dog owner if you are looking for a program that is structured, provides clear learning outcomes at each session and small learning groups (class limits a maximum of eight for our outdoor venues and six for our indoor venues) our school is suited to your needs. Training in small groups ensures all participants receive personalised attention and assistance with their dogs and dog problems. Each of our classes has a dedicated instructor who remains with the group from start to finish. The school is so confident with its service it guarantees all its programs. How is business currently?Steady as she goes. What is your vision for the future of your business?To train more instructors so I can cut back my hours. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Le Bhoutan fait part de ses craintes sur le réchauffement climtique

first_imgLe Bhoutan fait part de ses craintes sur le réchauffement climtiqueSitué dans l’est de la chaîne de l’Himalaya, le petit royaume du Bhoutan, dont la politique est basée sur le bonheur de ses habitants, a fait part de ses inquiétudes quant aux impacts que le réchauffement climatique pourrait avoir sur le pays. Le royaume bouddhiste enclavé entre l’Inde et la Chine, craint de voir ses ambitions hydrauliques réduites à néant.Le Bhoutan, monarchie bouddhiste de 700.000 habitants connue pour avoir substitué au PIB le bonheur national brut (BNB), s’alarme des conséquences que pourrait avoir le réchauffement climatique. Le pays base sa politique sur quatre principes : la croissance et le développement économique responsables, la conservation et la promotion de la culture bhoutanaise, la bonne gouvernance responsable, et la sauvegarde de l’environnement.Pour respecter ce dernier engagement, le Bhoutan mise sur l’énergie hydraulique. C’est en effet grâce aux cascades qu’il abrite qu’il produit la majeure partie de son électricité. Mais les changements climatiques pourraient remettre en question ses projets d’exploitation de l’énergie issue de la fonte des neiges de l’Himalaya, a expliqué à l’AFP le Premier ministre bhoutanais, Jigmi Thinley. “Les glaciers reculent très vite, certains sont même en train de disparaître. Le flux d’eau dans nos rivières évolue d’une façon très inquiétante. L’été, elles débordent de leurs lits comme jamais auparavant, et l’hiver, elles sont presque desséchées. Le réchauffement climatique est réel et l’impact sur notre énergie hydraulique est très sérieux” s’alarme-t-il.Une production hydroélectrique inférieure aux ambitions À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Le Bhoutan s’est fixé un ambitieux objectif. D’ici à 2020, il entend multiplier par sept sa capacité de production hydroélectrique, en construisant dix nouvelles centrales. Le pays espérait pouvoir revendre son électricité à l’Inde et ainsi parvenir rapidement à une autonomie économique. Mais comme le déplore le Premier ministre, cet objectif pourrait être revu à la baisse. “L’énergie hydraulique pourrait ne pas être la source de revenus que nous escomptions” estime-t-il alors que le Bhoutan doit déjà importer de l’électricité depuis l’Inde en raison de la trop grande “différence du niveau d’eau dans les rivières entre l’été et l’hiver”.Le 19 novembre prochain, l’Inde, le Népal et le Bangladesh assisteront à une conférence organisée par le pays pour évoquer la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique, et les moyens de limiter son impact sur la chaîne de l’Himalaya, qui aujourd’hui assure les besoins en eau de quelque 1,3 milliard de personnes.Le 4 septembre 2011 à 09:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Un recrutement de réservistes pour répondre aux urgences sanitaires

first_imgUn recrutement de réservistes pour répondre aux urgences sanitairesLundi, l’Etablissement de préparation et de réponse aux urgences sanitaires(Eprus) a lancé une vaste campagne de recrutement de réservistes sanitaires. Objectif : passer de 3.300 volontaires  10.000 d’ici la fin de l’année.Créé il y a tout juste 5 ans, l’Etablissement de préparation et de réponse aux urgences sanitaires (Eprus) permet à l’Etat de répondre aux situation de catastrophe, d’urgence ou de menaces sanitaires graves que peut rencontrer la France. Mais il peut également intervenir à l’étranger sur instruction du gouvernement. Pour cela, l’Eprus doit disposer d’une réserve sanitaire de professionnels de santé volontaires prêts à intervenir dans toutes circonstances. Il y a quelques semaines, des médecins retraités de la Réserve sanitaire avaient ainsi participé aux équipes de maraude pour faire face à la vague de grand froid qui s’était abattue sur la France.À lire aussiLa ministre de la Santé réagit au problème des blouses impudiquesDe même, dix-neuf réservistes sanitaires (médecins, chirurgiens, infirmiers…) devaient partir lundi après-midi pour Brazzaville, la capitale du Congo frappée dimanche par une série d’explosions meurtrières dans un dépôt de munitions. Mais aujourd’hui, l’Eprus souhaite agrandir ses équipes de volontaires et lancent pour cela une vaste campagne de recrutement signée “avec l’Eprus, prenons l’urgence de vitesse”. Celle-ci s’adresse à tous les professionnels de santé, en activité, retraités depuis moins de 5 ans ou étudiants en fin de formation, soit un vivier potentiel de 2 millions de personnes.Un spot TV est diffusé sur plusieurs chaînes et des annonces publiées dans la presse spécialisé. “Nos besoins sont extrêmement diversifiés et nombreux”, a souligné Thierry Coudert, directeur général de l’Eprus. “Nous avons besoin de toutes les spécialités et aussi de la meilleure répartition sur tout le territoire”, a-t-il précisé, soulignant que la Réserve sanitaire repose sur le volontariat. Comme l’explique le Dr Bruno Lartigue, chef de la Réserve sanitaire, les volontaires sont simplement formés à intervenir dans des conditions difficiles. “Nous avons aussi la volonté de dispenser auprès des professionnels de santé une culture de gestion de risque ou de crise sanitaire”, a-t-il indiqué. Le 6 mars 2012 à 14:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Iraqs coach promises the nation will not disappoint

first_imgFor Iraq’s manager Srecko Katanec, the nation still hangs onto their 2007 AFC Asian Cup championship and expected a title this year.Iraq will play against Vietnam in Group D of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup competition.And coach Srecko Katanec promises the team will not disappoint.“I promise the Iraqi people to do with what everything we can on the field,” said Katanec to Sport 360.ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 01: Abdelkarim Hassan of Qatar celebrates with a teammate following their sides victory during the AFC Asian Cup final match between Japan and Qatar at Zayed Sports City Stadium on February 1, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)Qatar will plan soon how to aim higher Manuel R. Medina – February 3, 2019 The Qatari national team won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time ever, but the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts don’t want it to end there.“I have so much trust in our players.”“I know very well that the Iraq people love football and have so much enthusiasm. I promise I’ll choose the perfect XI for the game,” he added.“We have concentrated on videos of the Vietnamese team and we know their defensive faults,” added center-back Ahmed Ibrahim.“We will try and use our knowledge tomorrow to get the three points and have a good start. We respect Vietnam and we respect their ambitions, but we are in a good mindset to win this game.”last_img read more

Doral community helps family search for missing mother daughter

first_imgInvestigators said Moreno’s home, located at the Doral Terrace apartment complex, near 107th Avenue and Northwest 50th Street, showed signs of a quick departure.Once inside, investigators found the mother’s purse, containing her wallet and license. “She had left behind her wallet with her driver’s license,” said Doral Police Captain Carlos Arango, “and other small details in the apartment that seemed to suggest that she left the apartment in a big hurry.”Detectives then took the search to a warehouse that is used by the missing girl’s father. Police hauled away a dumpster, which was covered with a blue plastic tarp, and several additional bags. Police have yet to say what they found inside the dumpster. “We’re going to look, and we’re going to turn over every single rock,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta.Police also searched Castaño’s West Miami-Dade home while he cooperated with investigators. Detectives were still on scene a day later to talk with neighbors.Carlos Aguilar joined the search, Thursday. “For me, it’s a very special case,” said one man. “This is touching my heart really close.”Aguilar said Moreno helped in the search after his son’s murder in 2012. He said that now he will do everything he can to help this family to find her. “If anybody knows anything, a clue, just give us a call,” Aguilar said.If you have any information to help in the search, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a cash reward. DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Family and friends are continuing to search for a missing mother and her 9-year-old daughter, as police continue to track down leads.According to relatives, 43-year-old Liliana Moreno and 9-year-old Daniela Moreno had not been heard from since Sunday.Thursday night, the daughter’s father, Gustavo Castaño, was found sitting inside of a vehicle near a Home Depot, located off of Okeechobee Road and Northwest 138th Street. Police said he threatened to harm himself with a knife and had already sustained self-inflicted wounds. His condition is unclear at this time.Several agencies are involved in the search for the 43-year-old mother and her daughter, who have not been seen since Sunday. Dozens of people have gathered in Doral to hand out fliers and put up posters as the mother’s family flies into the city from Colombia to help with the search.The brother of the missing mother, Eduardo Moreno, made a desperate plea to find his sister. “I need it. I need my sister, my niece,” he said. “We need more information, more help.”The Missing Children Global Network lent a hand to get the word out Thursday evening. Several other community members gathered in prayer circles and passed out fliers. “There’s still a lot of people who don’t know that Liliana and Daniela are missing,” said Fernando Alvarez with the Missing Children Global Network, “people who may have valuable information.”Moreno’s family in Colombia called authorities on Tuesday when they could not get in touch with the 43-year-old. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

9 migrants mainly children drown off Turkish coast State media

first_imgRepresentative image-taken from ReutersNine migrants, including six children, seeking to head to Europe in a speedboat drowned on Sunday when the vessel sank off Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, state media reports said.The boat hit trouble off the Demre district of Turkey’s Mediterranean Antalya province, a popular holiday spot, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. Five were rescued while one person was still missing, it added.Two adults, one woman and six children lost their lives, it said.The Dogan news agency said that they were seeking to head illegally to Europe but their planned route was not immediately clear.The nearest EU territory is the small Greek island of Kastellorizo to the west which lies off the Turkish resort of Kas.The nationalities of those on board have yet to be made clear.Over a million people, many fleeing the war in Syria, crossed to European Union member Greece from Turkey in 2015 after the onset of the bloc’s worst migration crisis since World War II.Turkey struck a deal with the EU in 2016 in an effort to stem the flow of migrants into Europe, and agreed to take back illegal migrants landing on Greek islands in exchange for incentives including financial aid.The deal, chastised by rights groups, sharply curbed the number of migrants seeking to cross the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas from Turkey to Greece.However observers say that the numbers seeking to cross this route have been ticking up again in recent months.According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), 10,948 people crossed to Greece this year up to 30 May, sharply more than in the same period in 2017. Thirty-five people lost their lives using this route so far this year, according to the IOM.As well as migrants from countries such as Syria, Eritrea, Iraq and Afghanistan, the route has been used by Turkish citizens fleeing the crackdown that followed the 2016 failed coup.last_img read more