Nissan starts taking bookings for 2017 GT-R

first_imgThe new GT-R was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in March this year and is all set to hit Indian shores before the end of 2016. The 2017 GT-R, Nissan’s flagship sports car model, has received the most significant changes since it was introduced in 2007. With new levels of refinement and excitement, GT-R will delight Indian performance car enthusiasts with its dynamic new exterior styling, lavishly appointed interior, driving performance enhancements and key new features.Interested customers can pre-order their 2017 Nissan GT-R by paying a deposit of INR 25 lakh (2.5 million INR). For more information, customers can reach out to the Nissan GT-R helpdesk at 1-800-209-3456. They can also visit for details or write to Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations, said, “The 2017 GT-R will bring more excitement to the Nissan range in India. GT-R represents the pinnacle of Nissan’s driving performance and this latest model has become even more powerful and luxurious. We are proud to offer this legendary sports car to Indian performance car enthusiasts.”  The GT-R is powered by Nissan’s state of the art 3.8-litre V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine that produces 570PS at 6800 rpm and 637Nm of torque. Handcrafted by master craftsmen in Japan known as “Takumi”, GT-R engines are mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. This combination propels the car from 0-100kmph in less than 3 seconds.New for the 2017 GT-R are fresh colors inside and out that complement the car’s sophisticated character. In India, the GT-R will be offered in the European spec Premium Edition and will be available in Katsura Orange (new for 2017), Vibrant Red, Pearl Black, Storm White, Daytona Blue, Gun Metallic and Ultimate Silver with matching leather trim inside.advertisementlast_img read more

Premier League: Debutant Jese inspires Stoke City to win over Arsenal

first_imgNew signing Jese made a dream debut for Stoke City, scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory over Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.The livewire Spaniard, signed on loan from Paris St Germain in midweek, started and finished the decisive move 90 seconds after halftime, slotting home expertly after a sharp link up with substitute Saido Berahino.In an entertaining game, the former Real Madrid man’s goal prompted Arsenal to throw everything at the home defence in a bid to claw their way back but Jack Butland proved a rock in Stoke’s tremendous rearguard action.Arsenal were denied an equaliser when Alexandre Lacazette’s strike was ruled fractionally offside but the defeat ensured the Gunners’ miserable sequence of being unable to win their first two matches of a season stretched to eight years.Jese, who had looked threatening even before his goal, was hailed by his manager Mark Hughes.”Everyone knew what an acquisition Jese is. He’s a game-changer. You have to say he put a shift in too,” Hughes told the BBC.”When you think about it, he only had two or three training sessions. If that’s what’s to come then we’ll be delighted. He’s an elite player and can carry the fight for you.”For Wenger, though, it was a deflating evening following the optimism of the Gunners’ 4-3 win over Leicester City on the opening night of the season.”I believe some teams will get something here, that is why if you want to play at the top you have to consider it three points dropped,” he told BT Sport.advertisement”It was a very frustrating evening. I feel we had plenty of chances to score and didn’t. We know in this kind of game it’s important not to make a mistake but straight after halftime we were too sluggish on defending and we paid for it.”He also felt new signing Lacazette had been denied his second goal for the club.”I think we scored a goal that is not offside. It’s a very easy decision. When the ball is kicked, Lacazette is not offside,” said Wenger.last_img read more

Boxing Day Test: South Africa crush Pakistan by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead

first_imgHashim Amla struck an unbeaten half-century as South Africa brushed aside some early alarms to record a six-wicket victory over Pakistan on day three of the first Test at Centurion Park on Friday.Chasing a modest 149 to win in testing batting conditions, Amla took his side home shortly before tea on 63 not out to rediscover his form with just a second half-century in his last 14 innings.He put on 119 for the second wicket with the gritty opener Dean Elgar (50) to lay the platform for the win, though both survived early scares as Pakistan’s seamers created immense pressure on a wicket that showed both sideways movement and variable bounce.The second Test begins in Cape Town on January 3 with the series to conclude in Johannesburg on January 11.Starting their second innings chase under gloomy skies after overnight rain, South Africa opener Aiden Markram was trapped leg before wicket by Hasan Ali (1-39) for a duck before the home side had a run on the board.Pakistan bowled with skill and accuracy and beat the bat on numerous occasions before Amla was dropped on eight at third slip by Fakhar Zaman.Pakistan’s irritation grew when moments later they thought they had Elgar caught at first slip when he was on four.Seamer Shaheen Afridi (1-53) induced the edge that looked to have been gobbled up by Azhar Ali. Elgar began walking towards the dressing room, but was called back when the on-field umpires conferred over whether the catch had been taken.It was sent to third umpire Wilson with a soft signal of ‘out’, which called for conclusive evidence for the decision to be overturned.advertisementWith only the two-dimensional images available, the West Indian decided there was enough doubt to change the decision.It was a potentially a game-changing moment in the innings with South Africa on 16-1 at the time.Elgar and Amla capitalised on that good fortune and both would go on to make half-centuries.Elgar (50) then handed a first test wicket to Pakistan part-timer Shan Masood when he had a swipe at a loose delivery and was caught by wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.Theunis de Bruyn (10) was stumped off Yasir Shah (1-20) trying to finish the game with quick runs and home captain Faf du Plessis recorded a pair of ducks in the match when he attempted a hook off Afridi and was caught at fine leg.Also Read | Boxing Day Test: Australia dare to dream after Pat Cummins rattles India’s top-orderAlso Read | Indian players and fans racially taunted at MCG, sections of crowd warnedlast_img read more

Mason Rudolph Weighs in on Baker Mayfield’s Flag Plant

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! QB1 was asked on Tuesday about the Baker Mayfield flag plant at Ohio State last week, and he gave the entire question a full Heisman stiff arm.“I think anybody with a device saw that,” said Rudolph. “Big game. I think we’re all emotional. The situation is what you make it. I really couldn’t care less. I’m focused on our guys and making sure we’re getting after it. Utilizing our off days and our time to prepare and put ourselves in the best situation.“There are a lot of guys on this team on the offensive side — James, me, Brad, Crabtree — we’ve only got a couple of classes before we graduate. So we’ve just been straight film junkies, and I think it’s been really paying off to try to go through it in your head. Visualize, knowing when Coach Yurcich is going to call plays before he does. I think I’ve taken a whole lot of strides in that area.”What a misdirection! A pro!“There are plenty of ways to show excitement,” added Rudolph. “I’m obviously not going to imitate anybody. I do my thing, and I have a great time celebrating with my team. There are a lot of things we do behind closed doors that are a lot of fun. I’m just going to continue living in my world, control what I can control and have a good time.”Living in my world is on the first page of the Gundy media playbook. All in all, it was the response you would expect from Rudolph. I don’t believe he’ll be planting any flags anytime soon, but if he did, I wouldn’t mind it.last_img read more

Fantasy: Tottenham’s new and improved defence

first_imgGaming Fantasy Football: What to make of Tottenham’s revamped defence Kevin DeVries Fantasy Football Writer Last updated 2 years ago 21:28 8/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Toby Alderweireld Tottenham Getty Images Gaming Premier League Everton v Tottenham Hotspur Everton Tottenham Hotspur Our Fantasy writer looks at one of the best defences in the Premier League and discusses the in-game value and role of each defender at Spurs Tottenham have conceded the fewest Premier League goals over the last two seasons, so why are they adding so many defenders?On the surface the outgoing Kyle Walker, Kevin Wimmer, and Cameron Carter-Vickers have just been replaced by Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, and Juan Foyth respectively.Not only have Tottenham netted a small profit from this revolving door of players, but are now more suited to playing three at the back which has been a favourite of manager Mauricio Pochettino of late. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina So what does all of these moves do to one of most Fantasy relevant defences. Just keep scrolling down!Goal-Fantasy-Football-registertowinToby Alderweireld – £6.5m, owned in 21.93% of teamsStatus – StarterHe had the second most points (125) among Tottenham defenders last season behind the now departed Kyle Walker. Alderweireld was top 10 in both shots on target (9) and clean sheets (14) at his position but, with a high price tag and ownership percentage, there’s better value options out there.Jan Vertonghen – £6.4m, owned in 8.88% of teamsStatus – StarterVertonghen, in Fantasy, is basically just a poorer version of his centre back partner. He failed to notch a goal or assist in 33 matches last season and is rarely a target on set pieces. His role in Tottenham’s defence makes the Dutch international ownable but he is by no means essential.Ben Davies TottenhamBen Davies – £6.1m, owned in 10.64% of teamsStatus – Starter until Danny Rose returnsThe Welshman has started off the 2016/17 campaign incredibly well. He currently sits top five among defenders in goals, shots on target, successful crosses, and chances created. The only downside to Davies’ current value is the impending return of Danny Rose. With the latter yet to return to training though, the former is definitely worth adding with just one top 10 attack in the next five matches.Danny Rose – £6.0m, owned in 1.54% of teamsStatus – InjuredUnlike the previous Walker/Trippier rotation, Rose is clearly the better option for Tottenham at left back when fit. The big question is, when will that be? Even if manager Mauricio Pochettino announced that he was rejoining the squad tomorrow, it would still take weeks for Rose to catch up to speed. Don’t buy yet.Serge Aurier – £6.0mStatus – BenchThere is a lot of off-the-field baggage that Aurier will bring to Spurs, but fortunately that should not affect his Fantasy value. He has the most assists by defenders in Ligue 1 since his debut in 2013 and that kind of attacking production is exactly why Tottenham added him. £6.0m is a high price considering we don’t know how he’ll fit in or what his minutes will be like, but he should become a Fantasy essential sooner rather than later.GFX STATS FANTASY SPURS DEFENCEDavinson Sanchez – £6.0m, owned in .13% of teamsStatus – RotationIt is always difficult to translate statistics and performance from the Eredivisie to the Premier League. With that in mind, Davinson’s six goals, two assists, two yellow cards, 12 clean sheets, 32 starts, 23 goals allowed would have given him 127 points, placing him firmly in the top 10 of defenders last season. He is not a starter for now, but he is just an injury away from being a significant part of what was the best defence in England over the past two seasons.Kieran Trippier – £5.8m, owned in 3.42% of teamsStatus – Starter until Aurier takes overTrippier seemed destined for Fantasy stardom when Kyle Walker was sold, but things have gone south for the Englishman. An injury in Tottenham’s last friendly saw him miss the opening match of the season and he’s looked off the pace since returning to the starting XI. With Serge Aurier now confirmed, Trippier’s point potential plummets.Juan Foyth – £5.7mStatus – YouthFoyth is very much one for the future. He is expected to split time between the senior and youth teams and, as such, should not be relied on in any Fantasy format. goal-fantasy-football-banner Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

19 days agoREVEALED: Why Dembele sent off in Barcelona win

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Why Dembele sent off in Barcelona winby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRef Miguel Antonio Mateu Lahoz sent off Ousmane Dembele late on in Barcelona’s 4-0 victory over Sevilla.The Frenchman saw red for his reaction to Ronald Araujo’s own red card.The referee report has revealed what Dembele said to get himself his marching orders.”Very bad, you’re very bad,” is what the report claims the player said, while adding that he was making a gesture with his arms.While it’s a far cry from the insults allegedly uttered by Diego Costa last season to earn him an eight-match ban, there is precedent that could see Dembele banned for more than the one automatic match – including the El Clasico against Real Madrid. last_img read more

Kompany: I have everything to prove

first_imgVincent Kompany has targeted silverware in his first season with Anderlecht, but acknowledged he has “everything to prove” as he embarks on his first coaching job.The centre-back left Manchester City at the end of last season following a trophy-laden 11-year spell to take up a player-manager position with the Belgian club.And Kompany, who won the Premier League on four occasions with City, is out to make a big impact on his return to boyhood club Anderlecht. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “The idea of ​​becoming a player-manager has grown gradually,” he said at his presentation on Tuesday. “The chance was too big for me not to go in and I think this was the right time to make this decision.  “Returning only as a player was not an option, but as a player-manager. “I have everything to prove. As a manager, I have not yet proved anything, but I am confident that this story can and will succeed.”I want to be a champion with Anderlecht. Let that be clear – I didn’t come here to be second. I can’t and won’t say that.”I can start something incredible here. People who know me a little know well enough that I would not start something like this without a plan.”Pep Guardiola Vincent Kompany Manchester City 2018-19Anderlecht finished sixth in the Belgian First Division last season, but Kompany is confident of bridging the gap, while at the same time promoting some younger players.”There are huge talents around here and I am looking forward to working with them,” said the 33-year-old, who started his career with the Brussels-based club before joining Hamburg in 2006.”There are more talents at Anderlecht today than when I started. Much more. We finished sixth last year, so we have to get better than five other teams in one season. But my opinion is that with a few changes we can get there. I’m convinced of that.”If Anderlecht had become champions last year, or even second, then this story would not have happened. Or months of negotiation would have preceded. There is no better time to jump in than now. No one would have been open to a change in mentality.”I understand that there is a lot of work, but I am really looking forward to starting. I have learned a lot in recent years and I now have the opportunity to make my mark here. I am proud that I have that opportunity.” Kompany also revealed he informed City boss Pep Guardiola of his decision to leave on the eve of their 6-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup final. City legend Kompany picked up plenty of tips from Guardiola during their three years working together, but he is not interested in succeeding the Catalan in the Etihad Stadium dugout – instead tipping current assistant Mikel Arteta for the top job when it becomes available.”I believe I told Guardiola the day before the FA Cup final that it would be my last game at City,” he said. “I wanted to thank him for everything he taught me. The farewell was emotional.”Working with Guardiola was as if I was suddenly in college. He explains everything in such a clear way and I learned a lot from him. I am not yet a Guardiola, let that be clear. But I think I am a good student.”Let City be City under Pep, which is an awesome club. I think they will win the Champions League eventually, soon hopefully, and behind Pep there is Mikel Arteta who has a lot of knowledge, who is probably the right man to look at. “I will just build my career and be as driven as Pep has been or the best managers have been that I know. Will I be as good? We’ll see.”last_img read more

All Grown Up: A Look at the New Subaru Impreza

first_img Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback Editors’ Recommendations If there’s one thing Subaru and I have in common, we both did a lot of growing up in the late ’90s and 2000s.The Japanese utility automaker went from cult AWD favorite to a reliable secondary brand, while I grew into my awkward high school years and went off to college. The joke was that they were the “official car of Oregon.” You’d see more ’99 Legacy wagons in dark green spurting around town than just about any other car.When it came time to buy my first car, I looked at a number of options, but really nothing else felt as right as an Impreza. Call it kismet; call me a product of my environment.So right before Labor Day, I pulled the trigger on a new 2014 Impreza Sport. I was living in Los Angeles at the time and bought the car at a dealer in Central California. They drove it down for free; it had about 200 miles on the clock when it arrived.The car filled just about every need I had for it: a bit of offroading, hauling gear and friends up and down the coast and dealing with the never-ending Southern California traffic labyrinth.As if it were forecasting the future, my Impreza began having issues shortly after I moved back to Portland in 2016. The ol’ mare would rev rough in cold weather and almost sputter out before finally leveling off 30-45 seconds later. A trip to the dealer revealed that an engine coil was malfunctioning. The coil was replaced and thusly monitored.After a few months of solid driving, the check engine light came on and it began driving rough once again. Low and behold, the coils were acting up. Because it was a Saturday, the dealer kept the car over the weekend and enlisted me with a 2017 Impreza 5-door with all the bells and whistles as a loaner. 158 miles on the odometer. More kismet? I call it an opportunity to see how far the brand has come.My 2014 model has been a great car, but always felt just a little loose around the edges. Some of the finishes were a little sparse and it seemingly never had the guts to reveal its true potential when unleashed on the freeway.2017 marked a redesign and retooling for the wagon with upgrades across the board and it shows. Everything about the car feels cleaner, tighter, sharper. As I took some friends out to wine country, it captured every turn and nook with ease, especially on brand new Firestone’s. My 2014 edition always had a bit of trouble around the corners, even with the new BF Goodrich’s I just bought.Considering my loaner was a top-line 2.0i Limited, the Starlink console system and in-dash displays had me feeling a bit nostalgic for the simplicity of my 2014 Sport. I specifically bought a car with minimal technology. My dash has an odometer, trip-reader, and gas mileage counter and that’s it. Even the radio has given up hope, once displaying song titles and artists, now just relaying the station number.The 2017 is an impressive setup of changing displays and options with plenty of integration for apps and phones and even displaying the local weather without asking. It’s as if Subaru wanted to take away a bit of the rough and tumble of your off road adventure and make it that much smoother.As I wrapped up an impromptu 72 hours with the Limited, I found myself longing for the simplicity of my personal car (and the hope that I won’t see the garage of the dealer again).Subaru sold 615,000 vehicles last year in the States – a growing testament to the sweet spot of utility and comfort Americans are looking for. The Japanese upstart grew up and is even building models in Indiana now (including the 2017 edition). As I drove off the lot in my own Sport again, I felt at ease, thinking about three years of simple driving and adventure on those four wheels.We’ve both matured, but one of us still has plenty of growing up to do. I’ll let you guess who. SNL’s Kyle Mooney Never Had a Real Job and He’s Cool With That Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip What It’s Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car (and Where You Can Get Behind the Wheel)last_img read more

Boston Christmas Tree Wrapped and Ready

first_imgNova Scotia’s tall, green Christmas gift for Boston is wrapped and ready for sending after a celebration in Lorne, Pictou Co., today, Nov. 17. “This is a wonderful way for Nova Scotia to send a big thank you to the people of Boston for helping our province in our time of need back in 1917,” said Randy Delorey, Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, on behalf of acting-Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill. “We are grateful to Andrea and Bill MacEachern for donating this beautiful big tree to represent our province.” The 15-metre (49-feet) white spruce from the MacEacherns’ property is about 72-years-old. It will be given to Boston as part of Nova Scotia’s annual thank you for the city’s response after the 1917 Halifax explosion. Boston was quick to provide medical personnel and supplies in the aftermath of the explosion that killed 2,000 and left thousands more injured and/or homeless. “We are very proud and pleased to let our tree represent Nova Scotia in Boston,” said Andrea MacEachern. “I ran the Boston Marathon on its 100th anniversary in 1996, so there is a special connection for us and this is a big thrill,” said Bill MacEachern. The tree was cut on the MacEacherns’ property by staff and students from the environmental technologies program at the Nova Scotia Community College Strait Area Campus. The tree-cutting ceremony included Mr. Delorey, Pictou County Warden Ronald Baillie, more than 100 local school children, Pictou County’s Carillon Singers, a Nova Scotia conservation officer, and a visit from Santa Claus. Television meteorologist Cindy Day acted as emcee. A public send-off for the tree will be held at the Grand Parade in Halifax, Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 11:30 a.m. The Nova Scotia Mass Choir and Pictou County singer-songwriter, Dave Gunning, will perform. People are invited to sign a thank you book for Boston. The tree will also make a stop in Truro and Amherst for public-viewing opportunities. The tree lighting will take place on the Boston Common, Dec. 3, at a ceremony that attracts about 30,000 people and is broadcast live on the ABC television affiliate in Boston. Nova Scotians can help continue the tradition by recommending the perfect Nova Scotia tree for Boston, for future years. Anyone knowing of a white or red spruce or balsam fir that is 12 to 15-metres high (40-50 feet), with good symmetry, and easy road access, should contact their local Natural Resources office at . Details on this year’s tree-cutting ceremony are at People can follow the tree’s travels on Twitter through @TreeforBoston and like the tree on Facebook at .last_img read more

EPFO to launch einspection system to simplify process

first_imgBengaluru: EPFO will launch an e-inspection system that will simplify inspection process and ensure organisations with open communications will not be subject to physical inspection until absolutely necessary, according to Central Provident Fund Commissioner Sunil Barthwal. EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) proposed to amend the Act to limit enquiry period to a maximum of two years in order to curtail harassment, he also said at a Confederation of Indian Industry-organised interactive session last Friday, a CII release said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A small percentage of employees are unable to generate UAN (a 12-digit Universal Account Number to all employees entitled to EPF) due to mismatch in data, Barthwal said, adding to address this issue, the EPFO is looking at alternative authentication vis-a-vis the employee database. “The EPFO is working towards a three-day settlement period for KYC (Know Your Customer) compliant beneficiaries who have UAN linked to Aadhaar, have a bank account and a registered mobile number,” the release quoted him as saying. Barthwal also proposed to set up a society of self-regulating consultants, similar to ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), in order to curb “misuse and corruption.” “In a significant announcement for industry he proposed to decriminalise defaulters and treat the cases as economic offences,” the release said.last_img read more

NS medical examiner open to inquiry in soldiers death if hospital review

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s medical examiner says he’ll consider ordering a public inquiry into the death of a former Canadian soldier who fatally shot his wife, daughter and mother if a provincial review of the man’s mental health treatment doesn’t lead to changes.The provincial Justice Department had provided a statement last week stating Dr. Matthew Bowes had decided against ordering a judicial inquiry into the death of Lionel Desmond, a 33-year-old veteran of the war in Afghanistan who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.But Bowes clarified Thursday that if he concludes a hospital review of Desmond’s treatment was incomplete, he’d consider using his rarely exercised power to call for a judicial inquiry under the province’s Fatality Inquiries Act.“Certainly, for me, it’s a ‘No’ right now because for me it doesn’t make sense to order a public policy renewal mechanism when there’s already one occurring,” he said in a telephone interview.“But I’ll be watching the results of that (review) very thoroughly, and if it’s not satisfactory and it’s not comprehensive, if it’s not fulsome and it doesn’t result in recommendations and if it doesn’t result in system change I’m certainly willing to re-examine that issue.”Desmond took his own life after shooting his 52-year-old mother, his wife Shanna, 31, and their 10-year-old daughter Aaliyah.The Jan. 3 killings in Upper Tracadie, N.S., prompted a difficult debate over soldiers with PTSD, domestic violence and what should be done to prevent such tragedies.Catherine Hartling, Shanna Desmond’s aunt, has called for some form of public inquiry.Hartling has said some family members want to find out more about Desmond’s treatment and the mental health care he was supposed to receive, but remain too devastated by the events to speak publicly about their desires for an inquiry.Bowes said he hasn’t contacted the families, but would take their views into consideration if he does speak to them.Desmond served in Afghanistan in 2007, and had received treatment from a joint personnel support unit for a year prior to his release from the military in July 2015. Such units provide support to ill and injured soldiers, including mental injuries.Relatives of Desmond have said that after his release he had also sought treatment from the mental health unit at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish.Following the deaths, Premier Stephen McNeil said the province’s health authority will review what services were provided and what protocols were followed.However, that review is conducted under the province’s Quality Improvement Information Protection Act and is kept confidential, though next of kin are eligible to receive a list of recommendations.Bowes — who has been medical examiner for 13 years — said in an interview that he was inquiring with the health authority about what portions of the report he would be receiving, adding he hadn’t yet viewed the detailed report or its recommendations.PTSD has been the top diagnosis for the hundreds of troops released from the military for medical reasons every year since at least 2014. Some 18 military personnel took their own lives in 2015, many of whom had sought some type of mental-health treatment shortly before their deaths.The Canadian Forces and Veterans Affairs have opened specialized clinics, hired more staff and cut red tape in recent years to provide better care and support as more military personnel have come forward seeking help for PTSD and other disorders.But some are questioning whether Ottawa and the provincial health authorities have done enough.Robin Whitford, an Ottawa resident whose husband suffered from PTSD after serving in the military, said in an interview Thursday that the failure to order a public inquiry into the Desmond case prompted her to write a letter to the prime minister on Wednesday.“A government that says it cares about the well being of all soldiers, veterans and their families, would surely want to know how this could have happened,” she wrote in the letter.“With the amount of money and resources that is spent on the very programs and services that are supposed to help support injured vets and their families should we simply accept these kinds of tragedies as unavoidable consequences of war?”“Please show us that this is not acceptable, that the lives of the Desmond family mattered.”last_img read more

Province provides more than 1 million to Northern BC Ground Search and

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – As Northern B.C. Ground Search and Rescue groups prepare for the summer, the Provincial Government is bolstering their operations with more than $1 million in provincial funding.According to the Government, this allocation in funding comes from an investment of $18.6 million that the Province is providing over the next three years to support Search and Rescue efforts in Northern B.C.The funding will be used towards training, support and the purchasing of equipment. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, says this funding fills an immediate need and will allow groups to continue their work.Farnworth adds that while they are providing funds to Search and Rescue groups, he says British Columbians need to do their part when it comes to outdoor safety.“This historic level of funding fills an immediate need, so these ground search and rescue organizations can continue to do their great work. And while we help support these volunteers with more funding to do their work, British Columbians can do their part by being prepared to go into the outdoors.”More information on the B.C. Search and Rescue Association, and for outdoor safety tips, you can visit read more

ESPN Poll LeBron James Fan Favorite More Popular Than

ESPN Poll LeBron James Fan Favorite More Popular Than

LeBron James is the most popular player in the NBA, according to the latest ESPN Sports Poll.For the first time in four years, nearly 13 percent (12.9) of NBA fans said James was their favorite player in the league this season. Of Kobe Bryant, who came in a close second, 12.5 percent of the fans said he is their favorite.The 2008-09 season was the only other time when the Miami Heat star passed Bryant as the top fan pick. The Lakers star won the honor five of six years, from 2006-07 to 2011-12.“The Decision,” a 2010 televised special in which NBA player LeBron James announced that he would switch teams, caused the recent NBA champion’s popularity to decline. In his last season in Cleveland, 15.6 percent of fans thought he was their favorite but after “The Decision” was aired, his popularity went down to 9.4 percent.James has won back-to-back NBA finals, which may have led to his current spike in popularity. read more

Alcoholism vaccine will give drinkers an instant hangover

first_imgAnyone who’s had a few too many the night before knows the pain and discomfort of waking up with a hangover the following morning. Your head is pounding, and even the quietest of sounds rings inside your skull. You also feel sick, and light of any kind is not welcome. So while a hangover is something everyone wants to avoid, it may just be the answer to helping alcoholics kick the habit.A research team led by Dr. Juan Asenjo, director of the Cell Dynamics and Biotechnology department at the University of Chile, has developed a new vaccine for alcoholics that induces a hangover the moment any alcohol is introduced into their system.A hangover is caused by the compound acetaldehyde. This is produced by the liver when dealing with alcohol before it is broken down and metabolized by an enzyme. The vaccine stops the enzyme doing its job, with the result being the person very quickly feeling sick and uncomfortable, as if they have a hangover. Continuing to drink will just make the feeling worse or at least prolong it.Administering the vaccine can be done with a single injection, which is then active for between 6 to 12 months. It won’t be tested on human subjects until November of this year, and that’s pending a trial on mice in the coming months to determine the right dose of the vaccine. If successful, the vaccine could be brought to market by 2015.Alcohol withdrawal can be a difficult process to go through depending on how reliant the person is on alcohol. In fact, the effects of alcohol withdrawal may be much worse than having a bad hangover. That suggests this vaccine would be better used as an ongoing deterrent rather than a way of stopping alcoholics from drinking in the first place.More at The Santiago Times [Image credit: Silar]last_img read more

Paludisme des chercheurs auraient découvert un vaccin contre la maladie

first_imgPaludisme : des chercheurs auraient découvert un vaccin contre la maladieSelon une équipe de chercheurs australiens, une série de tests réalisés sur des souris a démontré l’efficacité d’un vaccin contre le paludisme. Grâce à ce produit, les globules blancs se mettraient à attaquer le parasite.Selon l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS), en 2010, 219 millions de personnes ont été infectées par le paludisme (ou malaria) et 660.000 y ont succombé. La plupart des victimes étaient des enfants africains âgés de moins de 5 ans. Or, si des progrès sont réalisés, les choses ne s’améliorent pas vraiment puisque selon une étude publiée dans la revue Lancet, ces chiffres seraient sous-estimés. En réalité, ce serait quelque 1,2 million de personnes qui seraient mortes du paludisme en 2010. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Toutefois, la tendance pourrait s’inverser dans les années à venir avec la découverte que viennent de faire des scientifiques australiens. Ces chercheurs ont annoncé avoir mis au point un vaccin potentiellement efficace contre plusieurs souches de paludisme. Comme l’indique Michael Good, de l’Université Griffith du Queensland, c’est la première fois qu’un vaccin prouve son efficacité sur plus de deux souches de paludisme sur des souris. En effet, chez celles qui ont reçu le vaccin, les globules blancs se sont mis à attaquer le parasite présent dans les globules rouges.”Une seule vaccination induit une profonde immunité aux différentes espèces de parasites du paludisme”, ont ainsi conclu les chercheurs qui ont publié mardi leurs résultats dans la revue Journal of Clinical Investigation. “Quand les globules blancs sont stimulés pour vaincre le paludisme, ils peuvent reconnaître les protéines à travers le parasite, y compris les protéines internes au parasite”, a ajouté le Dr Good, à la radio ABC. De plus, d’après les chercheurs, ce vaccin serait bon marché et facile à produire. Il serait donc tout à fait possible de le produire en grande quantité et ainsi de fournir un moyen efficace pour des populations entières de lutter contre le paludisme. Néanmoins, le chercheur a tenu à souligner qu’il ne faut “pas aller trop vite. Avant tout, il nous faut faire la démonstration que le vaccin fonctionne sur les humains”, a-t-il ajouté repris par l’AFP.Le 3 juillet 2013 à 19:17 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Texaco gas stations out…Rubis in

Texaco gas stations out…Rubis in

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppExpect to see a new look in town….Texaco gas stations will now be operating under a new brand name, Rubis. The French company which has been buying and renovating gas stations all over the Caribbean for some time has now arrived in the Turks and Caicos and work has already started on stations around town. Marked by its sleek, green, red and white colours, Rubis is renowned for providing advanced service at the pumps. While the exact changes in services offered are not yet known to the public, Rubis’ rebranding normally carries features such as ‘pay at the pump’ service; laser car-wash, UltraTec unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel; and TOTAL lubricants as have been seen in the Bahamas and other countries.last_img read more

Sebastian Rudy frustrated with rotation policy at Schalke

Sebastian Rudy frustrated with rotation policy at Schalke

first_imgSchalke 04 midfielder Sebastian Rudy admits things haven’t been easy for him since arriving from Bayern Munich in the summerRudy has featured just four times in Schalke’s 11 Bundesliga games this season with the club currently languishing down in 15th-place.Manager Domenico Tedesco’s rotation policy hasn’t helped matters for Rudy at the Veltins Arena.“Of course, it’s never easy when you join a team later and when you’ve had difficulties, not only individually, but also as a team. Then it’s even harder,” Rudy told Sport 1.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“There has been a lot of rotation. Everybody obviously wants to play, but to fully adjust, you have to play more.“I hope that I will play more in the future, and that I can do more to make the club successful.”Although Rudy has started three of Schalke’s four Champions League games this season.Tedesco’s side will next host Nurnberg in a Bundesliga fixture this Saturday.last_img read more

Plane damaged after being hit by bird while landing at MIA

Plane damaged after being hit by bird while landing at MIA

first_imgMIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – A plane flying from Mexico City to Miami sustained significant damage after striking a bird during landing.The bird hit the American Airlines jet head-on, getting stuck in the nose as the plane was landing at MIA.The pilot managed to land safely, but the nose of the plane sustained significant damage.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Ahead of IndiaPakistan clash Babar Azam makes big claim about Virat Kohli

first_imgEvery time Babar Azam strides out to the middle and plays an innings of substance, he is compared with Indian captain Virat Kohli. The young Pakistan batsman has been a prolific run-scorer for Pakistan in the recent past and he is one of the consistent performers at the number three position.Despite all the comparisons and pressure being heaped upon him, Azam himself believes that he is still learning the game and that he watches Virat Kohli bat a lot and models his own game according to the Indian captain.”I watch his batting and the way he bats in various conditions and try to learn from them,” Babar told reporters ahead of the much-anticipated India-Pakistan clash on Sunday.He also said that he is trying to learn every day and watching Kohli bat is one way of trying to inculcate things. He also aims to achieve Virat Kohli’s winning per cent. Virat KohliDaniel Kalisz/Getty Images”I try to learn with experience. This is my process of learning, so I try my hundred per cent. His (Kohli) winning ratio is higher (for India) so I am trying to achieve that as well,” he further added.India take on Pakistan in Manchester and owing to India’s record against the arch-rivals in World Cups, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side will be under pressure, but Babar believes the side will do well as they showed in the Champions Trophy.”The Champions Trophy win gave us confidence and will also help here as well because the team is mostly the same and that win is always an inspiration,” Babar said.Kapil Dev predicts the outcome of the match Virat Kohli, Jasprit BumrahGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty ImagesAdding to the anticipation, former Indian captain Kapil Dev predicted that the current Indian side led by Virat Kohli has the pedigree to beat Pakistan seven out of 10 times.”But I feel when I was playing the Pakistan team was much better than us. Today I can say that if they play 10 matches, India will win seven. India are far better than Pakistan… What happens that day God knows,” Kapil was as quoted by PTI.He also believes that the Indian bowling attack was one of the best and the fact that Jasprit Bumrah is ranked the number one bowler in the world is a clear indication that Indian bowling has come a long way.”When I saw him (Bumrah) first time I thought that he will not have such ability. I changed my word and I say, God, he is really fantastic. From such a short run-up he can produce from such an awkward run-up so much pace. I just want him to be fit for the next five years,” he further added.last_img read more