Janhvi Kapoor belly dances to Ankh Lad Jave in throwback video. Leaves us speechless

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 8, 2019UPDATED: August 8, 2019 11:27 IST Janhvi Kapoor does belly dancing on Ank Lad JaveJanhvi Kapoor’s dancing skills is one thing that the 22-year-old is famous for apart from her acting skills. Janhvi who is known to be a great Kathak dancer can also move her belly like no other.A fan page of Janhvi recently shared a throwback belly dancing video of the Dhadak actress with the celebrity favourite trainer, Namrata Purohit.In the video, Janhvi can be seen grooving to the sexy song, Akh Lad Jaave from the film, Loveyatri. Her hot moves on the song have left us speechless.For her belly dancing session, Janhvi donned a purple sports bra that she paired with white yoga pants. Namrata too was dressed in a sports bra and a pair of workout pants.Janhvi looked stunning as she stood barefoot in the studio and let her hair down for the dance session.On the work front, Janhvi is currently shooting for her film, Roohiafza in which she will be sharing screen space with Raj Kummar Rao. She is also shooting for her film, Dostana 2 which is set for a December release this year.advertisementALSO READ | Janhvi Kapoor belly dances in sports bra and mini shorts for a challenge. Watch videoALSO WATCH | Janhvi Kapoor in Dhadak and Sridevi in English Vinglish have something in commonGet 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 byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow Janhvi KapoorFollow Celebrity workout Janhvi Kapoor belly dances to Ankh Lad Jave in throwback video. Leaves us speechlessA fan page of Janhvi Kapoor recently shared a throwback video of the Dhadak actress belly dancing on Ankh lad jave. And we are speechless.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Shoot High Quality Time Lapse Video With the Brinno TLC200 PRO

first_img The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Major Airline Admits to Monitoring Passengers Via Onboard Cameras The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now When Brinno’s customers asked for an HDR time lapse video camera after purchasing the TLC200 model, the electronics company listened.“A great  many of them emailed and phoned us and suggested features and functionality for a follow on camera,” said Chris Adams,  president and founder of Phase 3 Systems, Brinno’s distributor for the Americas. “Better low light image quality, better image quality period, faster capture rates, optional lenses, and on and on.”Brinno recently introduced the TLC200 PRO, an HDR time-lapse video camera with so many capabilities that the possibilities are endless. The company decided to keep the basic design of the TLC200, but since the TLC200 PRO is higher end, they stepped up its look a bit, giving it a black matte exterior to compete with similar video cameras. The TLC200 PRO features a high performance High Dynamic Range image sensor, so that images will be crisp even with strong light. In addition, it has a 120 rotating lens, and an f 2.0 Aspherical Glass Lens for optimum low light shooting.The company took its time in designing the camera to make sure they could get it perfect. “We had guys crossing the country on foot,  bikes, motorcycles and cars, who wanted to record it,” said Adams. “We had moms recording parties and graduations.  We had kids and charities recording fund raising events, we had such a variety of users that it actually delayed it slightly, we wanted to cover as much as possible.”One of the greatest advantages of the TLC200 PRO is that, according to Adams, “It is designed to sit and take photos for months, not like a $1000 Nikon or a cell phone camera, so the batteries will last up to 270,000 photos. Nothing else does this.” On top of that the camera can see through both dim lighting conditions and bright light. Also, it’s so small that you won’t even notice that it’s tucked away in your bag, whether you’re hiking a mountain or going to a wedding.The Brinno TLC200 PRO has so many uses that it’s only been shipping for 10 days and customers have already emailed the company with an endless list of things they have been shooting, including all the garage and pit activity of Level 5 Motor Sports at Le Mans; NASA activities in Cape Kennedy; a climb to Mt. Everest; and each day of a pregnancy. What will you use the TLC200 PRO for?The Brinno TLC200 Pro HDR Time Lapse Video Camera, $299.99 at amazon.com. Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Editors’ Recommendations How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Homelast_img read more

HapagLloyd UASC Merger Gets Nod from European Commission

first_imgzoom The European Commission has given its approval to German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd’s proposed acquisition of Dubai-based shipping company United Arab Shipping Company (UASC). The clearance is conditional on the withdrawal of UASC from a consortium on the trade routes between Northern Europe and North America, where the merged entity “would have faced insufficient competitive constraint,” the European Commission said.“European companies rely on container liner shipping services for their transatlantic shipments. It’s very important that the markets remain open. The commitments offered by Hapag-Lloyd ensure that the takeover will not lead to price increases on the routes between Northern Europe and North America,” Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said.The merger of the two competitors will create the fifth largest container liner shipping company worldwide.The Commission examined the effects of the merger on competition in the market for container liner shipping on thirteen trade routes connecting Europe with the Americas, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand and West Africa, as well as Northern Europe with the Mediterranean, and found that the merger, as initially notified, would have created links on the Northern Europe – North America trade routes between the consortia and alliances in which Hapag-Lloyd is a member and the NEU1 (ex-Pendulum) consortium, in which UASC is a member.In order to address the Commission’s competition concerns, Hapag-Lloyd said that it would terminate the participation of UASC in the NEU1 consortium, which would entirely remove the additional link between Hapag-Lloyd’s and UASC’s consortia, that the transaction would have created on the Northern Europe – North America trade routes.Although UASC will continue to operate as part of the NEU1 consortium during the notice period to guarantee an orderly exit, a monitoring trustee will ensure that no anti-competitive information is shared between the NEU1 consortium and the merged entity during that notice period.The Commission therefore concluded that the proposed transaction, as modified by the remedies proposed, would no longer raise competition concerns. The decision is conditional upon full compliance with the commitments.Hapag-Lloyd added that the company has “approvals of three more authorities pending now. For instance China, Japan, South Korea also approved already besides some others.”last_img read more

Racism toward Indigenous people escalating in Thunder Bay grand chief

first_imgOTTAWA – First Nations leaders met for a second day Thursday to discuss serious concerns about safety of young people in Thunder Bay — a northwestern Ontario city that leads the country in hate crimes reported to police.The decision to meet with federal and provincial officials was made last month, but recent tragedies have magnified its importance, said Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler.Those include a recent double homicide involving two Indigenous people in Thunder Bay and the death Tuesday of an Indigenous woman who was injured in January when she was hit by a trailer hitch thrown from a moving car.“This is not the kind of conference that we want to have, but we have to,” Fiddler said in an interview. “I think the issues are too urgent.”Barbara Kentner, 34, told police she and her sister were walking in a residential neighbourhood when someone threw the heavy chunk of metal from a vehicle. Her sister Melissa said she heard someone in the vehicle say: “I got one.”Fiddler also cited last year’s Ontario inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations high school students, during which witnesses reported having had objects or racial epithets hurled in their direction.“That’s something I think all of us need to acknowledge … this is a real problem,” he said. “I think that’s the only way we can begin to come together and address these issues.”Last month, amid concerns about local policing expressed by First Nations leaders, Ontario’s chief coroner asked an outside police force to help investigate the deaths of two Indigenous teens.Dr. Dirk Huyer asked York Regional Police to get involved in the investigation of the deaths of 14-year-old Josiah Begg and 17-year-old Tammy Keeash.In June, Statistics Canada reported that most of the police-reported hate incidents in Thunder Bay targeted Indigenous people, accounting for 29 per cent of all anti-Aboriginal hate crimes across Canada in 2015.“Young people have told me repeatedly of walking home and having things flung at them out of cars,” Thunder Bay MP and Liberal cabinet minister Patty Hajdu said following the release of the Statistics Canada report.“Indigenous women and Indigenous men who have experienced going to a store … and when they put their hand out to receive change, the storekeeper will purposely not touch their hand.”—Follow @kkirkup on Twitterlast_img read more

Brazeau says Senate inquiry will lack teeth

first_imgBy Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsHe doesn’t see anything wrong with his fellow senators calling a Senate inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women but Senator Patrick Brazeau said it’s not the best route and won’t give the crisis the best bang for the buck.“It’s a good thing, but having said that, however I’m not sure at this point if an inquiry in the Senate is the vehicle to get the message out there because there is some level of cynicism in the Senate,” said Brazeau in an interview with APTN National News. “I’m hopeful in the future, be it a national inquiry or a taskforce, I think something will be done.”The Conservative senator was responding to a Liberal-led inquiry in the Senate announced Wednesday by First Nation Senator Sandra Lovelace Nicholas from the Tobique First Nation.He said Senate inquiries are non-binding and really just amount to a debate, but does offer a platform for any senator to bring an inquiry and try to shed light on any particular issue.In recent weeks, Brazeau has been calling for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.Statistics indicate that more than 600 Aboriginal women and girls have gone missing or were murdered in the last decade. Organizations have been calling for an inquiry for years. The Conservative government has refused to do so.Brazeau said what’s needed is a solution-orientated approach and a Senate debate will provide a report that nobody is going to read.He said the government typically doesn’t like to launch national inquiries because they are expensive and sometimes feel they don’t really amount to anything.But that’s not going to stop him from trying.“At the end of the day if we don’t act as a country we are sending the wrong message to predators out there. If we don’t act we are basically telling predators it’s OK for you to take advantage of our Aboriginal women,” he said. “I’m continuing the work I do.”Lovelace Nicholas said she is hopeful the inquiry will lead to solutions down the road.“As legislators and advocates on behalf of Canadians, it is our duty to study these matters with all the tools at our disposal, both here in Senate and in the appropriate standing committees,” said Lovelace Nicholas in a press release. “We hope that this inquiry will finally convince the government to take the concrete actions required to put an end to this tragedy.”kjackson@aptn.caTwitter: @afixedaddresslast_img read more

Alberta wont call inquiry and there will be no further review into

first_img(Connie Oakes back in Saskatchewan after her 2016 release. Photo: APTN)APTN NewsAlberta’s Department of Justice says it will not call an inquiry into how two women, Connie Oakes and Wendy Scott were wrongfully convicted for the 2011 murder of Casey Armstrong in Medicine Hat, Alta.“The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service continually conducts an internal review of all cases being prosecuted against the prosecution standard of reasonable likelihood of conviction and public interest in prosecuting,” wrote Katherine Thompson, communications advisor to Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley.  “In these two cases, following a thorough review, the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service entered stays of proceedings against both Connie Oakes and Wendy Scott.“No further review of these cases will be conducted.”Connie Oakes, a Cree mother from the Nekaneet First Nation in Saskatchewan was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder in the death of Armstrong.The only evidence the Crown had against Oakes was the testimony of Wendy Scott, a woman who, over the course of three police interrogations, told police repeatedly that she was lying to them and has an IQ of about 50.Medicine Hat Crown Prosecutor Andrea Dolan put the weight of the trial on Scott`s shoulders and took Oakes to trial.“I think the community is safer,” Dolan told APTN in a 2014 interview. “I have no concerns with respect to the process and how it worked. I think the process worked in this situation.”But even on the stand, Scott, who pleaded guilty to the murder and had her sentence reduced to life with 10 years, could not keep her story straight.Despite no DNA, murder weapon or hard evidence, the jury came back with a guilty verdict and recommended that Oakes receive the harshest sentence available.Wendy Scott in a Facebook photo posted in 2008.Senator Kim Pate was following the case from beginning to end.“It is in the public interest that they release the results of that review,” said Senator Kim Pate. “Particularly the analysis of what went wrong and why, in addition to recommendations to police, crown prosecutors and others as to how to prevent similar future miscarriages of justice.”Before becoming a senator, Pate was the president of the Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (AEFS), an organization that advocates on behalf of women involved in the justice system.Pate has continued to advocate on Oakes behalf and called on Alberta to put an inquiry in place to look at the two wrongful convictions.“Given the impact of so many lives, certainly on Connie Oakes and her family, as well as Wendy Scott and the family of Mr. Armstrong, they and we deserve to know what happened, how it happened and why it happened,” said Pate.In an affidavit sworn by Scott, she suggested that police interrogators told her she would “go down as a monster” and face a 25-year prison sentence if she didn’t implicate Oakes in the murder of Armstrong.Armstrong, 49, was found dead and fully clothed in the bathtub of his Medicine Hat trailer with a puncture wound through the neck that nearly decapitated him. Police never found the murder weapon or the source of a large bloody boot print on the bathroom floor.“This is something that really concerns us,” said Savannah Gentile, director of advocacy and legal issues with AEFS. “They did have the money and the financing to persecute, convict and detain these women – and now when it’s time to examine accountability issues suddenly the province of Alberta has no interest in pursuing that and we think that’s deeply problematic.”Gentile said there is a public interest in the justice system in Canada for two reasons.Canada’s incarceration of Indigenous women is staggering. 38 per cent of women locked up in Canada are First Nation, Metis, or Inuit.And then there’s the Gerald Stanley case. Stanley admitted to fatally shooting Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old youth from the Red Pheasant First Nation. Boushie drove onto Stanley’s farm with four friends. Stanley was acquitted by a jury in February.Compare that to the Oakes case where a Cree woman was convicted by a Medicine Hat jury with no evidence against her.“We’re questioning why the province of Alberta doesn’t want to hold the inquiry, doesn’t want to hold certain parties accountable,” said Gentile. “It’s the idea that there’s an invisible line between the public and the government and that type of insular, non-transparency which leads to mass confusion, abuses and oppression by the system.“I think there is an element of wanting to keep some of the inconsistencies internal so certain people aren’t named, certain people aren’t held accountable for the decision they made for the lack of intervention for not connecting the dots, for not transferring the file this seems to be a blanket effort to keep this matter private.”Alberta has been in the spotlight over the past few years for issues directly linked to police, Crown and the justice system as a whole.APTN recently reported that Leah Bull, a 46-year-old Cree woman is suing the RCMP and several of its officers, asking the court to award her $450,000, after an Alberta judge ruled she acted in self-defence when she struggled against being forcibly confined without being lawfully arrested.And then there’s the case of Clayton Boucher, a Metis man who is also suing the province of Alberta for more than $1 million.In a statement of claim, Boucher said the RCMP repeatedly harassed him, wrongly accused him of a being a drug trafficker and then withheld key evidence for months that he needed to exonerate himself while locked up in an Edmonton jail.Then the Crown prosecutor on the case found out and not only didn’t drop the charges but let Boucher plead guilty to crimes he knew Boucher didn’t commit.Oakes served two years and five months of a life sentence before her sentence was stayed on April 28, 2016.The Alberta Appeal Court ruled that “frailties in evidence” led to her wrongful conviction.According to media reports, Oakes is now suing Dolan, the department of justice, and the Medicine Hat police for $1 million.“If the inquiry exposes broadside systemic failures between policing, between the Crown, between corrections it does leave the public questioning its faith in those systems. Will it bring forward other cases and other individuals who have been victims of those systemic failures,” said Kassandra Churcher, the executive director of the AEFS.“The government of Alberta has a vested interest in keeping this process internal,” said Churcher.The Crown’s case against Wendy Scott was stayed on January 13, 2017.APTN requested an interview with Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley but her office declined.According to the Medicine Hat police, no officers are currently assigned to investigate the Armstrong murder.“We are not investigating it at this point,” said Medicine Hat Police Chief Andy McGrogan. “We have no evidence at this time that is causing us to investigate this further.“That doesn’t mean if we receive new evidence we wouldn’t.”news@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img

Despite progress threat of 232 tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

first_imgWASHINGTON – Despite the eye-popping figures thrown around in the NAFTA conversation — $2 billion in daily trade, 18 million autos built each year, hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. — one number in particular seems to be giving fits to Canada’s negotiating team: 232.That’s the section of U.S. trade law that lets President Donald Trump use national security as justification to impose crippling tariffs on foreign imports, a sword of Damocles the federal Liberal government desperately wants to blunt.Sources say Thursday’s talks between Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. trade ambassador Robert Lighthizer were dominated by efforts to secure a commitment from the Americans that a new NAFTA deal would mitigate the risk of such tariffs.“232 is emerging as the major problem,” said one source close to the talks, speaking freely on condition of anonymity.Rather than demanding absolute immunity, Canada is working hard to try to make the president’s favourite trade cudgel “more difficult to reach for,” the source said.For her part, Freeland offered little evidence of momentum Thursday when she emerged from the talks, sticking to her strategy of keeping mum on substantive details and offering only that the two sides were focused on “some tough issues.”“The atmosphere continues to be constructive, and we continue to work towards a deal, which has always been Canada’s objective,” Freeland said.“Canada has, from the very beginning, been guided by a single metric, and we continue to be guided by that single metric, and that metric is getting a deal that is good for Canada and good for Canadians. That is our target.”Talks, as well as the ensuing public narrative, have been dominated by some familiar stumbling blocks, including the dispute-resolution mechanism known as Chapter 19, stronger protection for Canadian workers and more U.S. access to Canada’s dairy market, among others.There have been signs of progress, including word Wednesday that the U.S. had backed off in recent weeks on its desire to limit Canadian and Mexican firms from bidding on lucrative American procurement projects. Talk of all-night marathon negotiating sessions is also seen as a good sign.But as some of the more fundamental differences fall away, Sec. 232 has indeed emerged as a major issue, trade watchers say.“I think the Section 232 issue is very big. Chapter 19 dispute resolution is less important,” said trade lawyer Darrel Pearson, head of the international trade and investment practice at Bennett Jones in Toronto.That’s because, as Canada’s experience with softwood lumber would suggest, a means of resolving disputes doesn’t make disputes go away — and Trump’s demonstrated proclivity for shooting first and asking questions later would seem to amplify that issue even more.Section 232 of the decades-old U.S. Trade Expansion Act allows the president, under certain circumstances, to impose duties recommended by his commerce secretary under the notion that the goods being imported are a threat to national security.It was on that basis that the U.S. imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and other nations, and has threatened to do the same on auto imports. The Trudeau government has said it would respond to auto tariffs with its own countermeasures.Critics warn the potential tariffs of up to 25 per cent, plus retaliatory measures, could add thousands of dollars to the price of a vehicle, kill jobs and cause significant harm to the global auto industry.“I think it is clear that without Section 232 usage being resolved, Canada remains at significant risk,” said Pearson. Canadian negotiators didn’t make the tariffs a major issue at the outset of the talks in order to avoid giving the U.S. too much leverage, he added.“It may have been a better strategic move to negotiate Section 232 separately, eliminating a Canadian ‘ask’ from the negotiations so as not to add to the U.S. leverage, but the risks of continued threats of 10 or 25 per cent are too large,” Pearson said.Unifor president Jerry Dias, the head of Canada’s largest private-sector union, also had his sights set Thursday on Section 232, calling it a “deal-breaker” that “doesn’t make a stitch of sense.”“We’re not going to sit there and let Trump put an economic gun to our head anymore,” Dias said.“Here we’re talking about a trade agreement between two countries, but then one of the parties reserves the right to jerk around your economy at any given time? Not a chance.”Pressure has been mounting on the federal government to get a deal done, including from influential Republican members of Congress keen to spur an agreement before the November midterm elections and before a new, less NAFTA-friendly government takes office in Mexico.Then there’s the U.S.-Mexico agreement in principle that Trump and outgoing Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto announced last month, to the surprise of the Canadian team. While many observers, including the federal government itself, are skeptical Congress would approve that deal without Canada, others warn the ticking political clock could change that dynamic.Any deal is widely seen to require congressional approval before Dec. 1 in order to survive the arrival of an incoming Mexican government whose supporters have mixed feelings about the agreement.last_img read more

Swedish furniture giant Ikea considering bringing furniture recycling to Canada

For Ikea, bricks-and-mortar stores are still its largest sales driver, accounting for 80 to 90 per cent of sales last year, with the rest coming from e-commerce. The company recorded $1.8 billion in sales in Canada in 2015.In addition to its pickup and order points in Quebec City, London and Whitby, Ont., Ikea plans to open three more such shops in the Ontario cities of St. Catharines, Kitchener and Windsor.These smaller locations allow customers to order items online and pick them up in the store for a flat fee of $20. Various popular items like towels, candles and pillows are also available in the stores for purchase. These stores are around 30,000 square feet versus the 270,000 square feet of a typical Ikea store.Canada has the most Ikea pickup and order locations out of any country, with the others opened last year in Spain, Norway, Finland and the United Kingdom. WHITBY, Ont. — Ikea is looking at bringing a “take back” program to Canada that would allow customers to trade furniture purchased from the Swedish furniture giant in exchange for store credit.Under the initiative, mirrored after similar environmentally-friendly initiatives in France and Belgium, the retailer would then resell the second-hand item or recycle it.“If we can have an impact on people’s lives at home, we could have a huge impact on the environment,” said Ikea Canada president Stefan Sjostrand at the opening of a pickup and order location in Whitby, Ont.Ikea to build full-size store in Halifax, the first of 12 new locations across CanadaIkea Canada’s president brings his Swedish values to the workplaceIkea to double stores in Canada even as website sales soarSjostrand was part of the team that helped bring the program to France, and says the same could be done in Canada, where Ikea operates 12 stores and three pickup and order locations.Although he admitted the program could still be years away, once implemented, it would make a big difference for Ikea’s environmental footprint if even 10 per cent of its customers returned their old furniture, he said.Last year, Ikea Canada had 25 million visitors in its stores and 75 million visits online.Dane Coote / Canadian Press The comments come after Steve Howard, the head of sustainability at Ikea, told a conference in January that appetite for home furnishings in western countries has hit its “peak,” prompting the world’s largest furniture retailer to look at ways to encourage customers to repair and recycle Ikea products.Sjostrand said Ikea already has recycling programs for plastics, paper, light bulbs and mattresses in place in Canada and was also the first retailer in the country to phase out the sale of incandescent light bulbs in favour of the more energy-saving LED bulbs.Although it is taking a more planet-friendly approach to commerce, Sjostrand said this does not slow down its plan to open 12 more full-size stores over the next decade. The next location was recently announced in Halifax.Daner Coote / Canadian Press read more

Water holds key to sustainable development UN chief tells Budapest summit

“Water holds the key to sustainable development. We need it for health, food security and economic progress,” Mr. Ban said in his opening remarks at the Budapest Water Summit. “Yet, each year brings new pressures.” He noted that by 2030, nearly half the global population could be facing water scarcity and demand could outstrip supply by 40 per cent. “We must address unsustainable use… We must use what we have more equitably and wisely. We cannot expect governments to do this alone. Guaranteeing a water secure world will require the full engagement of all actors, not least the world of business.”Mr. Ban noted that agriculture is by far the largest user of freshwater, and there is growing urgency to reconcile its demands with the needs of domestic and industrial uses, especially energy production.“Small farmers and industrial giants alike must learn to get more crop per drop,” he said. This means improved irrigation technologies, and less water-intensive and more climate-resilient crops.Climate change, he continued, poses the risk of diminished water supplies in much of the world.“We must make sure that water remains a catalyst for cooperation not conflict among communities and countries,” Mr. Ban said. Mr. Ban Ki-moon signs the guest book at Sándor Palace, the official residence of the President of Hungary, in Budapest. President János Áder looks on. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueira ‹ ›The UN stands ready to assist in this area, he added, noting for example the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Shared Waters Partnership that is supporting political agreement on common resources, such as in the Nile Basin. He recalled that last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that climate change is affecting the global water cycle, noting that ‘extreme precipitation events’ will very likely become more intense and more frequent by the end of this century, as global surface temperatures increase. “In layman’s terms, this means more floods,” said Mr. Ban. “We will also see more droughts. That is why we must do everything we can to keep global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. To do that, we need to finalize a robust legal agreement on climate change in 2015.”He added that water and sanitation feature large in the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), whose deadline is 2015. While the MDG target for providing access to improved water sources has been reached, 780 million people lack this basic necessity.“Roughly 80 per cent of global wastewater from human settlements or industrial sources is discharged untreated. Water quality in at least parts of most major river systems still fails to meet basic World Health Organization standards. Close to one-third of people drink water that endangers health. Even more people lack adequate sanitation.”“Some 2.5 billion people lack the dignity and health offered by access to a safe, decent toilet and protection from untreated waste,” he continued. “One billion people practice open defecation. Diarrhoea is the second biggest killer of children under five in the world after pneumonia…“It is plain that investment in sanitation is a down-payment on a sustainable future,” said Mr. Ban. “Economists estimate that every dollar spent can bring a five-fold return.”The Secretary-General said water and sanitation are obviously central to efforts to achieve the MDGs and must figure prominently in the post-2015 development agenda. “Beyond 2015, our aim is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, and to create an equitable world of opportunity for all. “Our societies cannot prosper without clean, plentiful freshwater. People cannot thrive without adequate sanitation.”Speaking at a joint press encounter with Hungarian President János Áder, Mr. Ban said he was impressed by the turnout of many leaders from all around the world for the summit. “More and more countries recognize that water should be a source of common cause – not of conflict or not of concern,” he noted.He also highlighted Hungary’s important international role in this effort, noting that it is a leader in the UN Group of Friends of Water, which is promoting wider understanding and cooperation on water issues. “I also count on Hungary’s leadership on other long-term challenges. Poverty, environmental degradation and climate change will all define humanity’s fate in the future. That is why our campaign for sustainable development is so important.”In addition to a working lunch with Mr. Áder, the Secretary-General also met separately with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán; Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, Chairman of the UN Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation; and Lamberto Zannier, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Mr. Ban also delivered a lecture at Budapesti Corvinus University, where he received an honorary doctorate on behalf of the UN. He told students and faculty that they must do two things. “First, spare no effort to reach the MDGs by the 2015 deadline. Second, define a new set of goals for the new set of challenges facing our world,” he said. “Now more than ever, sustainable development – integrating economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability – must be our global guiding principle.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon receives an Honorary Doctorate from Budapesti Corvinus University. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers a lecture at Budapesti Corvinus University. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras Mr. Ban Ki-moon with President János Áder prior to their luncheon hosted in honour of the Secretary-General. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras read more

We bear responsibility for a fruitful future says Argentine leader at UN

. “A natural disposition to unify,” and “an ability to envision the long-term,” are vital attributes in sustaining an inclusive society, she explained. Ms. Michetti acknowledged this is a time of much conflict, but this does not come without ample chances for improvement. She said: “The historical time we live in is full of challenges and opportunities.” Speaking for her country, she said Argentina reaffirms its will to become more globally integrated through building bridges with the international community. This commitment, she said, is reflected in the plans for Argentina to be the host of the eleventh World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in December. Detailing more efforts to improve and expand cross-cultural relationships, the Vice-President underscored the importance in addressing the long-standing dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom. In conclusion, Ms. Michetti expressed that the international community carries an “enormous responsibility to sow a fruitful future.” “Our society should be, without a doubt, a work of love. Because justice and the search for the common good are a manifestation of love in the public sphere.” Full statement (in Spanish) available here read more

Quiz What is your relationship with your phone like

first_img No – I’d like to use it less. Tweet I don’t have to think about it as I am phone-free a lot. Do you take ‘tech-free’ days where you don’t use your phone at all? A few times a week. Every time I watch TV. Rarely. Do you ever realise you’re just scrolling mindlessly on your phone, with no real purpose for using it? Never. Rarely. Occasionally. No. Under 7. Share your result: You scored out of ! More than 10. 31,455 Views You use your smartphone frequently – to the point that you don’t want to use it any more than you already do. Tweet If you left your phone at home when you went out, how would you feel? Share your result: Do you look at your phone in bed before you go to sleep? A few times a week. Light user Just one person. Has anyone ever remarked on how often you use your phone? Share your result: Never. Shutterstock Maybe once or twice a week. Yes. How many social media and messaging apps (eg Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Whatsapp) do you have on your phone? http://jrnl.ie/3321470 Shutterstock Unhappy and restless. Shutterstock I schedule time into my week to be phone-free. Heavy user Every night. Share By Aoife Barry Frequent user FOR THE FIRST week of our Live A Better Life series, we’re starting off small: we’re getting to know how we interact with our phones before we make any major changes.As knowledge is power, it’s time for us to be honest about our phone use, and take a proper look at it.So for Day One in Week One, we’re simply asking you to take this quiz. No need to do anything afterwards, just see how you feel about the results, and let us know in the comments if you wish. Source: Shutterstock/igorstevanovic Do you keep your phone beside your bed? Answer all the questions to see your result!center_img Yes. You scored out of ! Share Never. I wouldn’t mind at all. Share Tweet Email5 Tweet Moderate user Quiz: What is your relationship with your phone like? Take our quiz and see whether you and your phone need a break – or get on just fine. I have once or twice. Free, but I’d hope I hadn’t missed anything. Do you have notifications on your phone? Shutterstock Under 5. You’re not tied to your phone – in fact, sometimes you forget about it totally. Monday 17 Apr 2017, 10:31 AM Share your result: Share Tweet Yes – I don’t think I need to change it. You scored out of ! Shutterstock Shutterstock On weekday nights, but not weekends. 0 – 2. At least once every day. Shutterstock Apr 17th 2017, 10:31 AM Do you use your phone while watching TV? You use your phone moderately – you take regular tech breaks and aren’t too tied to it. I often leave it at home. Shutterstock You use your phone a lot – and it’s something you’re conscious of. Are you happy with how often you use your phone? One or two nights a week. You scored out of ! 22 Comments No. Yes, more than one person. Share Want more? Get this wellness series emailed to you every Friday this month: Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

3ZZZ Christmas party

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Long time supporters, members and friends were thanked for their continued support of Greek radio in Australia at the 3ZZZ Christmas party.The Greek Group Broadcasters and friends gathered at 3ZZZ headquarters in Fitzroy, Melbourne, last week to celebrate Christmas and for an award presentation.Guests were entertained by Anthea Sidiropoulos, Jack Papadopoulos, Spiros Papadopoulos and Nikos Kaplaros, who were honoured by the 3ZZZ Greek Committee for their services to the Greek community. An award also went to the late Theo Sidiropoulos – the first Greek born member of parliament in Australia – for his work in contributing and creating a Greek community.last_img

Tendon dAchille rupture tendinite opération comment soigner un talon douloureux

first_imgTendon d’Achille : rupture, tendinite, opération, comment soigner un talon douloureux ?Le tendon d’Achille, ou tendon calcanéen, est une bande de tissu fibreux reliant l’os du talon au muscle du mollet. S’il est trop sollicité, il peut subir une tendinite ou une rupture.Définition : qu’est ce que le tendon d’Achille ?Le tendon d’Achille, ou tendon calcanéen, est une bande de tissu fibreux reliant l’os du talon au muscle du mollet. Il s’agit du tendon le plus épais du corps humain. Très résistant, il peut supporter une charge de plus de 400 kilos. Le rôle du tendon d’Achille est de permettre la flexion de la cheville lors de la marche ou de la course. Rupture du tendon d’Achille ou tendiniteS’il est trop sollicité, le tendon d’Achille peut finir par se fragiliser. La première étape est une inflammation du tendon. C’est ce qu’on appelle une tendinite. C’est une maladie que l’on retrouve fréquemment chez les sportifs. Dans les cas plus graves, le tendon peut se déchirer ou se rompre. Cela peut faire suite à un déplacement brusque comme un saut, un démarrage de sprint ou au cours d’étirements violents du tendon. Cela se traduit généralement par des douleurs à l’arrière du pied. La zone lésée va être gonflée, endolorie et contusionnée.Comment soigner le tendon d’Achille ?À lire aussiACC (anticoagulants circulants) : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?En cas de tendinite, il est important de cesser immédiatement l’effort sportif. En effet, continuer à forcer sur le tendon alors qu’il est fragilisé risque de mener à une déchirure du tendon. Il est également recommandé d’appliquer de la glace sur la zone douloureuse afin de diminuer l’inflammation et de mettre en place un bandage. Le tendon d’Achille doit ensuite être mis au repos pendant une durée d’un mois à un mois et demi. L’immobilisation du tendon permet en effet une meilleure cicatrisation. En cas de rupture du tendon d’Achille, une opération chirurgicale est indispensable. L’intervention consiste à recoller les deux morceaux de tendon.Le 3 mai 2016 à 12:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

John Cena to cohost NBCs Today show on 916

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Hoda Kotb Named Matt Lauer’s Replacement What Did Matt Lauer Say To Hoda Kotb When She Replaced Him? Facebook Felicity Huffman To Be Sentenced In College Admission Scandal Now Playing Up Next Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies.center_img Courtesy of WWE.com:John Cena to co-host ‘Today’ WednesdayThe Champ is back on “Today”! John Cena will co-host NBC’s hit morning show during the 9 a.m. ET hour on Wednesday, Sept. 16, with Willie Geist and Natalie Morales.Cena returns to “Today” after two successful guest co-hosting stints during SummerSlam Week, when he surprised 500th wish kid Rocco, honored a deserving teen with the New York Yankees and even got in the “Today” show kitchen.For more on “Today,” visit today.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipLeigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:14/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -1:10 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Twitter Renee Zellweger Now Playing Up Next The Handmaid’s Tale got ‘closer to reality’ – author Margaret Atwood Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion showlast_img read more

Ronaldo has no plans to retire from Portugal

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he has no plans whatsoever to retire from representing Portugal at international level, even if he wins the World Cup in RussiaThe Real Madrid superstar recently added his fifth Champions League title to his mounting collection of silverware and finally ended his long wait in winning a major trophy for Portugal after leading the national side to the European championship in France two years ago.Now for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, there is only one trophy remaining that has eluded him throughout his entire career – the World Cup.But, even if he wins the biggest trophy in world football this summer and fulfils his childhood dream, Ronaldo insists that he will have no plans to retire as he still has plenty left to give.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Winning the World Cup is the best thing you can possibly achieve in your career because you represent your country and it is so difficult to win,” said the 33-year-old, according to the Daily Mail.“So if we could do it, then for me it would be the maximum. To give a World Cup to Portugal would be the greatest dream of my life and mean that I would have won everything a player can aspire to win.”He added: “Some people may think if I win the World Cup it would be time to retire, but I am ambitious and I still have a lot to give to this sport.”Portugal will begin their World Cup campaign against Spain in their Group B opener.last_img read more

MDPD officer arrested for violating restraining order

first_imgSOUTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami-Dade Police officer has been arrested for violating a restraining order against him in South Miami.Officer Marco Mardini appeared in bond court, Friday morning.The 32-year-old was ordered to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after repeatedly stalking her for months.Mardini has been relieved of duty with pay.The officer is being granted a $5,500 bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

ExLife Style Editor Launches Web Site

first_imgMark Pasetsky, who served as Life & Style’s general manager and, later, its editor-in-chief, today announced a launch of a Web site that will cover, at least in part, his old magazine.The blog, CoverAwards.com, will feature content focused on magazine covers, newspaper covers and Web Site home pages.According to Pasetsky, the goal is to “offer the media industry and consumers a place to converse about the hottest covers on the newsstand, as well as Web site home pages.” Pasetsky also plans to interview editors for the cover “backstories,” and break cover news “on a daily basis.” Pasetsky left the Bauer publishing title last year.The site is the first for Pasetsky’s newly-formed Tecktonik Media, a digital media company. According to Pasetsky, the name of the company is “inspired by the new Tecktonik dance that originated in Paris and is quickly spreading around the world.”Tecktonik is not to be confused with Pasetsky’s other company, Mark Allen & Company, a public relations and consulting firm that does, among other things, cover consultation.last_img read more

VW teases Jetta GLI just ahead of Chicago Auto Show debut

first_img More about 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Feb 8 • 2019 Chicago Auto Show recap: Big debuts from Mazda, Toyota, Subaru and more Volkswagen’s new Jetta lineup is about to get a whole lot sportier.VW published a teaser for the upcoming Jetta GLI on Twitter on Monday. The video is quick, showing a hint of the GLI’s front grille, which looks much sportier than any other Jetta grille. It carries a lot of visual similarity to the GTI, which makes sense, since this is essentially the Jetta’s GTI trim. Post a comment Volkswagen 47 Photos See All 0 reading • VW teases Jetta GLI just ahead of Chicago Auto Show debut Tags Chicago Auto Show 2019 Volkswagen Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate adds a 60-40 split Share your voice •center_img Body of a sedan, ❤️ of a GTI #CAS19 #ChicagoAutoShow https://t.co/8b49sxb084 pic.twitter.com/EYaAOnnwjJ— Volkswagen USA (@VW) February 5, 2019 2019 Volkswagen Jetta: Better, not just bigger 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate can open like French doors Chicago Auto Show 2019 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Review • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Review More From Roadshow Feb 9 • 2019 Ram 2500 HD gets accessorized with Mopar goodies 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Sedans Sports Cars All we know is that it will debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. In terms of what specifications to expect, it’s anybody’s guess. The GLI might use the same 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 as before, with 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, but I’m hoping that it adopts the latest GTI engine, which would boost output to 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.Either way, it won’t be long before we find out for sure. The Chicago Auto Show’s media days kick off on Thursday, and Volkswagen’s press conference is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. CT.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Thursday June 7 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowInterior announces “Readiness Project” for ANWRLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.The U.S. Interior Department today announced the first construction projects to prepare for oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Alaska officials dispute some findings in election memoAssociated PressA recently released memo says Alaska fell short in training election workers for the 2016 elections and in providing adequate staffing of bilingual poll workers in areas where additional language assistance for Alaska Native voters is required.Donlin Gold advances in permit processKrysti Shallenberger, KYUK – BethelDonlin Gold is advancing through the permitting process for its proposed mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Donlin would be one of the biggest gold mines in the world.New UAF research could help scientists develop an early warning system for earthquakesDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThere may be a way to predict some earthquakes.Kachemak Selo School bond proposition up for voter approvalAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerVoters in the Kenai Peninsula Borough will decide in October whether the small Russian Old Believer village of Kachemak Selo, also known as K-Selo, will get a new school.No bids on controversial old growth timber sale… againElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauThe agency received zero offers on the Kuiu Island timber sale before its closing deadline on Tuesday.Alaska’s regulatory authority OKs Hydro One acquisitionElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauOne of Canada’s largest power companies is another step closer to acquiring electric utilities in the Pacific Northwest, including one in Juneau.Gillnet disposal underway in WrangellJune Leffler, KSTK – WrangellFishermen in Wrangell can properly dispose of gillnets they no longer want. The environmental arm of Wrangell’s local tribe is collecting and recycling this waste.Fairbanks airfields convert to alternative firefighting foam over contamination concernsTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksFairbanks International Airport and Eielson Air Force Base no longer use a type of firefighting foam containing a chemical compound that’s contaminated groundwater around the city, and that poses a potential threat to human health.Weavers share traditional knowledge, stories behind textilesTripp Crouse, KTOO – JuneauA weaving presentation displayed blankets, aprons and other items made by practicing artisans from Southeast Alaska and British Columbia. About 50 people attended the presentation Wednesday by weavers and weaving historians in the Shuka Hit clan house in the Walter Soboleff Building.Special Olympics Summer Games foster independence and inclusivenessErin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAround 250 athletes from across the state will compete this weekend at the Special Olympics Summer Games in Anchorage. The games are about competition, but they’re also about bringing together athletes from across the state and fostering independence and inclusivity.last_img read more

MIT team shows system that tracks people through walls

first_imgThe IDG News Service video noted a few drawbacks in the system as-is. It can only track one person at a time; the rest of the area needs to be completely clear of movement. Another item on the to-do list is to make the system more compact. Zach Kabelac, masters student, said in the IDG News Service video that “We can put a lot more work into miniaturizing the hardware. The antennas don’t need to be as far apart as they are now. We can bring these closer together to the size of a Kinect, possibly smaller—in the process lose a little bit of accuracy but compared to the gains our system provides, it’s minimal.”The group recently filed a patent, although there are no immediate plans for commercialization. © 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org) —A team of researchers at MIT have been working this year on a system that can track people through walls with impressive accuracy using radio waves. The team showed the system earlier this month. IDG News Service made a video of the demo, which took place at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Laboratory (CSAIL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The system is still in a proof of concept stage but the team spoke with reps from wireless and component companies during an open house recently. The system was developed by Professor and CSAIL Principal Investigator Dina Katabi and PhD student Fadel Adib. The technology uses low-power signals to track human movement and to decipher motions behind walls. Adib said their accuracy is higher than even state of the art Wi-Fi localization. The approach involves three radio antennas—two transmitting and one receiving, pointed at a wall. In the demo, a person walked around the room on the other side of the wall. The system represented that person as a red dot on a computer screen. and could place the person on the other side of the wall n MIT project can track a user with an accuracy of +/- 10 centimeters. Earlier this year, another report from MIT that was following the CSAIL project’s progress, noted that while researchers have long attempted to build a device capable of seeing people through walls, previous efforts involved expensive and bulky radar technology. The system at MIT uses low-cost technology. The goal is to come up with a device that is low-power, portable and simple enough for use to see through walls and closed doors.Possible scenarios making use of such a system include law enforcement, to avoid personnel walking into an ambush; hostage standoffs; emergency responders trying to see through collapsed structures; and gaming. In addition, the system could be put to use for everyday needs in monitoring children and the elderly. More information: people.csail.mit.edu/fadel/wivi/design.htmlwww.itworld.com/hardware/37824 … h-walls-x-ray-vision Low-power Wi-Fi signal tracks movement—even behind walls Explore further Citation: MIT team shows system that tracks people through walls (2013, October 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-mit-team-tracks-people-walls.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more