Virat Kohli’s colossal presence is sure to be missed when the 10th Indian Premier League (IPL) takes off tomorrow after a build-up mired in administrative tug-of-war over funds.A clutch of Indian stars led by Kohli are out of this edition — either partially or fully, which certainly lessens the novelty factor for all the star gazers.Even off the field, the run-up to the tournament has been far from smooth. Several state units had expressed their inability to conduct matches, citing lack of funds, before the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators stepped in to resolve the matter.WATCH: Indian stars laid low by injuries in IPL 2017The COA will have the onerous job of continuing to keep an eye on officials to ensure that no such teething troubles crop up during the tournament.On to the cricketing issues, it will only be known next week when exactly Kohli will start playing in the league for Royal Challengers Bangalore as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.The dashing India captain, known as much for his feisty persona as for his peerless batting, would undoubtedly be missed the most most when action kicks off tomorrow in Hyderabad.Kohli had accumulated nearly 1000 runs last time and each of his four hundreds were T20 master-classes.Another big name to be missing from early action would be South African swashbuckler A B de Villiers. Nursing a back injury, there is no clarity on his availability just yet.Till the likes of Kohli and de Villiers come back, the onus of providing perfect “cricketainment” will lie with someone who responds to the name of Christopher Henry Gayle.advertisementIf Gayle just stands and delivers, RCB will again have a feast.There will be curiosity regarding what T20 specialist Tymal Mills — bought for Rs 12 crore — will bring to the table and how stand-in captain Shane Watson uses him.Sport needs characters and cricket even more so.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s absence from Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) means there would a bit less colour on the field.A combative cricketer like Ashwin, whose multi-dimensional ability makes him special even though there were doubts about how much he could have contributed after bowling nearly 740 overs.BIG HOPES FROM BIG BENBut all eyes will be on Ben Stokes, bought for Rs 14.5 crore by Pune. Each ball that the ‘Big Ben’ bowls and each run he scores will be equated with his pay package.Mahendra Singh Dhoni has no such worries apart from proving a point with his blazing blade — a fitting reply for being stripped off captaincy.Also before he returns to his spiritual home in Chennai, Dhoni won’t mind winning another IPL trophy albeit with different teams.Steve Smith and Faf du Plessis both got injured the last time but would like to make amends in this edition.For the hugely popular Mumbai Indians, skipper Rohit Sharma’s form at the top will be important not only for his franchise but also for the Indian team that will defend the Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom.Jos Buttler’s big hits and Harbhajan Singh’s guile also makes them the team that they are.Kolkata Knight Riders will depend a lot on their quartet of Indian batsmen, including skipper Gautam Gambhir, Surya Kumar Yadav, Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey.A barely consistent Yusuf Pathan would also look to make his presence felt.Andre Russell’s one year ban has affected the composition of the side. But Chris Woakes and Trent Boult are expected to be used a lot on seamer-friendly tracks till Umesh Yadav is back in action.Kings XI Punjab would miss Murali Vijay but Glenn Maxwell, after a few indifferent knocks last season, may just tee off well.The flashy Manan Vohra, talented Marcus Stoinis and the ever-dependable Wriddhiman Says will form the core of their batting under Virender Sehwag’ s mentorship.This year, a surprise rookie pick Thangarasu Natarajan will be itching to bowl his cutters too.For Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina, this season will be a make or break one after being dropped from the one-day squad and central contracts. Till Ravindra Jadeja is absent, Dwayne Bravo will have to take more responsibility as an all-founder.The Delhi Daredevils, after making some inexplicable choices and some injury setbacks, are the weakest team in the competition.Quinton de Kock’s absence is going to hurt them badly as mentor Rahul Dravid has already pointed out. They would depend on their band of speed merchants, including the wily Zaheer Khan, Mohammed Shami, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins and Kagiso Rabada.advertisementOn a slow Kotla track, Amit Mishra could prove to be the trump card.But it’s the batting that will hurt them most with Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, and Shreyas Iyer not consistent enough.Last but not the least are the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad with David Warner at the helm.The core remains the same. Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda and Shikhar Dhawan are capable of changing the course of the match. When fully fit, Ashish Nehra and Mustafizur Rahaman can prove to be a handful.From Brendon McCullum’s 158 on the opening night nine seasons back to S Sreesanth’s arrest on charges of spot-fixing, the league has seen unbelievable highs and abysmal lows.As a cycle gets complete, the craze will only travel northwards.
So many public service announcements and nonprofit ads feature doom and gloom, negative messaging and fear. And lots of statistics. I believe these aren’t the most motivating of choices. People tune out things that make them uncomfortable or confused. Negativity works well if you want to scare people into opposition or inaction – but it’s not great for effecting positive change.Here’s a lovely example of positivity. It was Oscio’s campaign of the year.
Sergio Ramos became the first player to captain his side to three final wins since Franz Beckenbauer, who did so from 1974 to 1976.The German achieved this feat with Bayern Munich in the 1973/74, 1974/75 and 1975/76 seasons. Bayern had defeated Atletico Madrid 4-0 over the two legs in 1974 in Brussels, they got the better of Leeds 2-0 in Paris in 1975 and then went on to beat St. Etinene 1-0 in Glasgow the following year.Under Ramos’ watch, Real beat Atletico Madrid 5-3 via penalties in 2016 at the San Siro, Juventus (4-1) in Cardiff last year and Liverpool (3-1) in Kiev in 2018. Ramos also scored in the match versus Atletico in 2016 to give Real the lead in the 15th minute.MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTOSReal’s 3-1 win over Liverpool made Ramos the first one in 42 years to achieve the feat.A Gareth Bale brace and a goal from Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid beat Liverpool and lift their third Champions League trophy in a row and their 13th overall.Also read – Bale’s genuis, Karius’ bloopers highlight UEFA Champions League finalThe match which was being built up as the clash of the champions — Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah — was dominated by Gareth Bale in a 30 minute cameo after coming on the field.Bale, who came on in the 61st minute for Isco, made an immediate impact for Real Madrid and scored a sensational overhead kick to put them 2-1 ahead after Sadio Mane had leveled the score for Liverpool.Also read – Salah doubtful for FIFA World Cup, says Klopp but Egyptian FA hopefuladvertisementSubstitute Bale, who also scored in Real’s 2014 final win over Atletico Madrid, had only been on the pitch for three minutes when he rose to meet Marcelo’s cross in the air from outside the box, sending it flying into the net to restore Reals lead in the 64th minute at the NSC Olympic Stadium.Also read – Gareth Bale puts future up in air after starring in Champions League finalFrench forward Karim Benzema had put Madrid ahead in the 51st minute by sticking out a leg as Liverpools German keeper Karius attempted to throw the ball to a team mate, sending it trickling over the line, but Sadio Mane levelled from close range in the 55th for Juergen Klopp’s side.Also read – Ronaldo hints at shock exit from Real Madrid after Champions League winBale then sealed Madrid’s record-extending 13th European Cup win and piled more misery on Karius with a long-range strike in the 83rd minute which went straight through the hands of the hapless goalkeeper.Real become the first side since Bayern Munich in 1976 to win the trophy three years in a row and Zinedine Zidane the is the first coach to win three back-to-back titles.Watch: Pitch invader robs Ronaldo of a goal in Champions League finalLiverpool’s talismanic forward Mohamed Salah was forced off in the first half with a suspected dislocated shoulder after tangling with Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, while Real defender Dani Carvajal also left the pitch in tears after getting injured before halftime.(With Reuters inputs)
Twenty20 Sign up to The Spin, our weekly cricket email. Share on Facebook England selector Smith runs through options for first Pakistan Test Share via Email Support The Guardian ECB Cricket “The younger generation, whether you like it our not, are just not attracted to cricket. In all the work, surveys and research we have done, the younger generation want something different. They want more excitement, they want it shorter and simpler to understand. Those are the things we have learnt for this new competition and that is what we have to make it.”This came on the same day the ECB announced 50,000 children aged five to eight years old had signed up to its All Stars Cricket coaching programme – up 13,000 on the first year – while it should also be noted that in the T20 Blast last summer 900,000 tickets were sold, nearly treble the number of six years earlier.As well addressing The Hundred, Graves was asked about the controversial allocation of compensation payments to Test counties in years they miss out on staging a match, including the £2.5m given to Glamorgan for not applying to be a Test host during the major match allocation from 2020-24.This money has already appeared in the Welsh club’s accounts for 2017 but its allocation is now set to be reviewed by the Good Governance Institute at the request of the ECB. It was also queried by two senior directors, Andy Nash and Richardson Thompson, when they resigned from their positions before the board’s reorganisation this month.Graves said: “No payments have been made to counties at all, full stop. I floated an idea talking to four or five county chairmen, that would need to be agreed by the board to go any further. No payments have been made. No payments have been promised. End of conversation.” Topics news Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The Hundred Read more This statement from Graves prompted a response from the PCA chairman, Daryl Mitchell, who wrote on Twitter: “He should probably let [the ECB chief executive] Tom Harrison know then. That’s not what he told us last week!”It was Graves who two years ago described the existing T20 Blast played by the 18 first-class counties as “mediocre” compared to the Indian Premier League and Australia’s Big Bash League. In his latest offering the 70-year-old offered a similar verdict when he outlined why a new tournament is needed. “It is not attracting the audiences, if it was we would not have that issue,” Graves said. Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Colin Graves, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, has insisted its new 100-ball tournament will definitely go ahead in 2020 and is needed because the younger generation is “just not attracted” to the sport in its current guises.The ECB had appeared to be softening on the introduction of a fourth format during its conversations with the Professional Cricketers’ Association last week, telling the union it was “not set in stone” and just a “concept” following player concerns over the new eight-team competition’s move away from Twenty20.But Graves, speaking on Monday to the BBC, has hardened the governing body’s position on The Hundred – only the 10-ball over remains up for debate – and reiterated the assertion that the two-and-a-half-hour length for matches has not been dictated by the broadcasters. Asked if the 100-ball tournament was set in stone, despite a largely negative public response, Graves replied: “Yes, as far as we and the ECB board is concerned.” Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Reuse this content
Zinédine Zidane Zidane: My plan is to stay at Real Madrid as long as possible Robin Bairner 16:56 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid Las Palmas v Real Madrid Las Palmas Primera División The 45-year-old knows the demands of the club and has embraced the pressure ahead of the end of the season Under pressure Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists that he has no plans to leave his role at the Bernabeu.Although Los Blancos remain in the hunt for a third successive Champions League crown, they have been stung by a weak defence of their Spanish title. With nine matches remaining, they trail leaders Barcelona by 15 points and must overcome a four-point deficit to city rivals Atletico to finish second.This has seen pressure on Zidane intensify, but it is not something he is too concerned with. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “If it was up to me, I’d stay with the club. My plan is to stay as long as possible, I’ve said it many times,” he told the media.“I want to stay on as Real Madrid coach because I like football, I like what I’m doing and I know where I am.“The issues is that in Madrid, everything depends on results. I’ve been here for 18 years and I know how the club works.”Madrid tackle Las Palmas on Saturday before embarking on two matches against Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals – a repeat of last year’s final.
zoom The continued occurrence of incidents involving the abduction of crews from ships while underway in the Sulu-Celebes Sea and off eastern Sabah is a cause for great concern, according to the latest report by Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC.In November 2016, one actual incident and four attempted incidents of abduction of crew were reported.Between March 2016 and November 2016, nine incidents of abduction of crew and four attempted incidents in the Sulu-Celebes Sea and off eastern Sabah had been reported to the ReCAAP ISC.Prior to October 2016, the perpetrators targeted local ships, namely tug boats towing barges and fishing trawlers.Since October 2016, the perpetrators have begun to target ships of larger tonnage, including Dong Bang Giant No.2, Royal 16, Southern Falcon, Kumiai Shagang, Easter K and Cemtex Fortune.Based on the description of the recent attempted incidents and taking into consideration the proximity and time of these incidents, the same group of perpetrators may be involved.The ReCAAP ISC has urged all ships to re-route from the area, where possible. Otherwise, ship masters and crews are strongly advised to exercise extra vigilance while transiting the area and report immediately to the Operation Centre in the PCG District Southwestern Mindanao and the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM).More needs to be done by the littoral states and the shipping industry to firmly address the situation of abduction of crew in the area, according to the ReCAAP ISC. In particular, the littoral states are requested to step up patrols and enforcement in the area; and the shipping industry is expected to adopt relevant preventive measures taking reference from the ‘Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia’.The ReCAAP ISC also encourages the relevant governmental agencies to issue advisories to their shipping industries to warn them about the situation there and to adopt the appropriate anti-piracy measures
New Delhi: Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has “respectfully disagreed” with Sunil Gavaskar’s critical observations on India captain Virat Kohli and the selection committee, saying integrity is “a far more important quality” than stature for a selector. In his syndicated column, batting great Gavaskar had questioned the process of continuing with Kohli as the captain of the side without a review meeting, which is the norm, and called those part of the MSK Prasad-led selection panel “appearing to be lame ducks” and lacking in stature to work with the team management. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Entering the World Cup as one of the overwhelming favourites, India’s campaign ended in the semifinals with a loss to New Zealand. India, though, won seven of their nine matches in the mega event, and Manjrekar, now a commentator, also pointed to that stat. “Respectfully disagree with Gavaskar Sir with his views on Indian selectors & Virat being retained as capt. No, Ind did not put in a ‘much below par WC performance’, they won 7 lost two. Last one very narrowly. And integrity a far more important quality as selector than stature,” Manjrekar tweeted. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Coming to terms with the World Cup heartbreak, Kohli will now lead the Indian team in a three-match T20I, three-match ODI and a two-match Test series in Florida and the West Indies. In his column, Gavaskar had questioned why Kohli was an automatic choice for captaincy following the team’s exit in the World Cup, saying that the selection committee should have reviewed his leadership and the team’s performance. Gavaskar said it was “incumbent” on the selectors to call a review meeting before picking the squads for the West Indies tour, and hoped the next panel will have players of stature who will “not be bullied” by the team management.
New Delhi: Reacting to the pictures and videos of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s interaction with locals in Kahsmir’s Shopian district, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said “anyone can be brought along with money”. NSA Doval on Wednesday undertook a whirlwind visit to the militancy-infested south Kashmir and was seen eating food on a footpath outside closed shops and talking to locals. The pictures and videos went viral on social media. “Paise dekar aap kisiko bhi saath le sakte ho (Anyone can be brought along with money),” Azad said when asked about Doval’s visit. Doval arrived in Kashmir on Tuesday, a day after the Centre revoked the provisions of Article 370, which gave special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir. He is reaching out to the local population in the Valley as a confidence building measure (CMB).
APTN National NewsWinnipeg police are searching for a teenager who has not been seen for two weeks.Jeremy Dumas, 14, has not been seen since April 10. He is 5’7 and about 160 lbs.Dumas has medium length black hair with brown eyes.Police say Dumas is known to frequent the downtown area but may have travelled to Flin Flon, Man.The Winnipeg police is asking the public to contact the missing persons unit with any information on Dumas’ whereabouts.
Salley was admitted to hospital last evening as he continued a hunger strike which he launched following his arrested.A leading human rights group, Amnesty International (AI) had also called for Salley’s release or for him to be charged with an internationally recognizable criminal offence. Sally, the leader of the newly formed Muslim Tamil National Alliance, has been an outspoken critic of the Bodu Bala Sena, which has since February 2013 allegedly attacked Muslim and Christian religious establishments and agitated against certain religious practices.On 29 April Salley had told journalists he was in hiding because he feared for his safety after receiving threats in state-run media. (Colombo Gazette) The President of the Muslim Council, N.M. Ameen said that Salley was suffering from hypertension and diabetes. “We kindly urge your Excellency to show compassion and release him on humanitarian grounds. The Muslim community will greatly appreciate very much very much your Excellency’s kind consideration and immediate attention in this regard,” Ameen said in the letter. The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has urged President Mahinda Rajapaksa to free former Colombo Deputy Mayor Azath Sally on humanitarian grounds.In a letter addressed to the President, the Muslim Council said that the Muslim community in Sri Lanka is deeply concerned about the arrest and detention of Azath Salley.
In a press statement, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) called for calm, while deploring the loss of life, in Gao, which is located in Mali’s restive northern region. The Mission noted that Malian authorities plan to conduct an independent and impartial investigation that will aim to shed light on the “regrettable events.”The Mission said that before and during the incident, it tried to calm the situation by promoting dialogue between local authorities and protesters in order to address the concerns of various parties. This effort is ongoing, the Mission added.Further to the statement, MINUSMA encouraged any initiative in line those such as today’s deployment in Gao of a strong Government delegation, which could help end possible misunderstandings and familiarize the population with the Agreement for Peace and National Reconciliation. Such actions would also help with while promote discussion on the ways and means envisaged for implementing the accord, which was signed in June.
“It will mean that by 2028, 55,000 more people will be alive five years after their diagnosis compared to today.. Every life saved means precious extra years with friends and family,” she said.The strategy will form a central plank of a 10 year plan for the NHS, which is due to be published later this year.Britain’s cancer survival rates lag far behind the European average, with one in five patients not diagnosed until they are admitted to hospital as an emergency. Research published last year shows Britain’s survival rates are worse than the European average for nine in ten cancers, with rates for some diseases a decade behind countries like France and Sweden. The Prime Minister told the Conservative Party conference how the death of her goddaughter from cancer made her determined to fund the battle against the disease.Her voice broke with emotion as she told the hall: “Cancer can strike any of us at any time. A few years ago my goddaughter was diagnosed with cancer. She underwent treatment and it seemed to be working, but then the cancer came back. Last summer, she sent me a text to tell me she was hoping to see another Christmas, but she didn’t make it.” While the five-year survival rates for bowel cancer hit 58 per cent on average across Europe, the figure for the UK was 52 per cent. And the UK was second only to Bulgaria for the worst five-year survival rates for lung cancer.Until now NHS targets have focused on time until treatment, which patients are supposed to start within 62 days of seeing a GP.This means many patients are left to worry for weeks or even months while waiting for a diagnosis – during which time the disease can spread. Currently just half of patients are diagnosed at stage one and two – when there is the best chance of curative treatment, and long-term survival.The new strategy aims to ensure that three quarters of cases are identified early – meaning thousands of patients could recover or have their life extended by at least five years.For example, 96 percent of people with colorectal cancer diagnosed at stage 1 will survive one year or more, while 46 percent will do so if diagnosed at stage 4.There is concern that many signs are missed by GPs, meaning that a diagnosis is not made until cancer has become advanced and less responsive to treatment. Last year, a study found of patients who were diagnosed as emergencies found almost a quarter had previously visited their family doctor three or more times. “Half of us will be diagnosed with cancer, all of us know someone who has been. Survival rates are increasing, but we’re lagging behind other countries, so today I can announce a new cancer strategy.””Today I can announce a new Cancer Strategy, funded through our 70th birthday investment, will form a central part of our long-term plan for the NHS.”We will increase the early detection rate from one-in-two today, to three-in four by 2028 by lowering the age at which we screen for bowel cancer from 60 to 50, investing in the very latest scanners and building more rapid diagnostic centres. The new policy will mean doctors are encouraged towards an approach of “scan first, ask questions later”.It means millions more people will be sent for MRI or CT scans which will provide most with reassurance. Under the strategy, which focuses on breast, bowel, prostate and lung cancer, doctors will be encouraged to refer patients for immediate tests, instead of patients being forced to endure delays while they are referred to a specialist.The scan first strategy follows recognition of the fact that in most cases, a definitive diagnosis cannot be made until such checks are carried out. The plans will also see the rollout of screening programmes, with more checks offered in supermarket car parks.One mobile lung screening programme piloted in Manchester, which will now be offered more widely, saw the percentage of lung cancers detected at stage one rise from 18 to 65 per cent.The strategy will also see the use of artificial intelligence to better target at risk populations and bring screening closer to home. Mrs May told the conference a new cancer strategy would increase early diagnosis ratesCredit:PA Theresa May has spoken about how the death of her god daughter from cancer has fuelled her determination to improve diagnosis and treatment of the disease.The Prime Minister said a new cancer strategy would increase early diagnosis rates from one-in-two to three-in four within a decade.Under the plans, the NHS will create a national network of “one stop shops” for cancer checks to drive up detection rates.GPs will be told to send all patients with possible cancer symptoms to rapid diagnostic centres, which will normally provide a diagnosis within two weeks – and sometimes on the spot.The new, “scan first” strategy, revealed by the Telegraph, means that patients will typically get a diagnosis – or all clear – within three weeks of first seeing their family doctor.A network of at least 20 “rapid diagnostic centres” will begin work over the next two years, with further centres rolled out across the country over the decade, officials said. 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Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram These days there are software apps available for almost everything. While technology increasingly progresses to higher levels, medical apps are replacing conventional teaching materials and methods, keeping health professionals and students up to date. 3D Organon Anatomy is a new medical application developed by Australian-based company Medis Media Pty Ltd. The director of this company is Dr Athanasios Raikos, an anatomist at Bond University. His team consists of medical professionals, 3D artists and programmers of Greek origin. Athanasios arrived in Australia only four years ago, bringing experience from Greece and Germany.Dr Athanasios Raikos3D Organon Anatomy is a feature-rich 3D interactive anatomical atlas enhanced with quality text descriptions, over 4,000 realistic anatomical models/structures and frequently encountered clinical correlations organised per body system. It is an all-in-one solution for learning clinical, topographic and systems-based anatomy. Parts of the model design are inspired by ancient Greek statues such as the Hermes of Praxiteles and Deidamia from the battle of Lapiths and Centaurs in sanctuary of Olympia. The 3D anatomy models can add important cognitive input for understanding the spatial relationship between anatomical structures and features, leading to an increased retention of knowledge. It is suitable for medical and allied health students and professionals and for laypeople who want to learn more about the inner structure and function of their body. Furthermore, it is a brilliant tool for patient education in hospitals and private practices and is suitable for students over 12 years old. 3D Organon Anatomy is available in the Apple app store for iPad and iPhone.
Grandes marées : des habitants préventivement évacués France – Un mois après le passage de la tempête Xynthia, toutes les précautions ont été prises en vue des grandes marées d’équinoxe, qui devraient être alliées à des vents violents attendus ce mardi. Des évacuations ont ainsi été fortement conseillées à certains habitants en Vendée et en Charente-Maritime, face à la crainte de nouvelles inondations.Si Météo France n’a déclenché qu’une alerte jaune dans l’attente des grandes marées et des vents forts prévus en début de soirée et mercredi matin, une quinzaine d’évacuations ont été conseillées en Vendée, a indiqué le préfet.À lire aussiCes inondations et crues qui ont marqué l’Histoire de la FranceEn Charente-Maritime, trois communes ont également pris des dispositions pour évacuer et héberger certains habitants vivant dans des quartiers considérés comme à risque, les digues ayant été fragilisées par le passage de la tempête Xynthia le 28 février dernier. “On craint qu’il y ait de l’eau qui passe, non pas sous forme de vagues comme Xynthia, mais sous forme d’infiltrations à travers les digues un peu fragilisées”, a expliqué la directrice de cabinet du préfet, Eléonore Lacroix.D’après les prévisions de Météo France, les rafales pourraient atteindre 110 kilomètres par heure. Associé à un important coefficient de marée compris entre 110 et 112, le vent pourrait engendrer sur le littoral des “surcotes” de 35 à 40 centimètres, contre 1 mètre 20 environ lors de la tempête Xynthia. Le 30 mars 2010 à 17:29 • Emmanuel Perrin
A man was hit and killed Tuesday morning by a freight train on a bridge over the Toutle River about 18 miles north of Longview, officials said.A southbound Union Pacific freight train heading from Tacoma to Portland hit an adult male who was trespassing on the bridge just before 9 a.m., said Gus Melonas, BNSF Railway spokesman.It was a confirmed fatality, he said.Cowlitz County and BNSF officials are investigating.The track was closed until 10:45 a.m. delaying seven trains, including four freight trains and two Amtrak passenger trains.This was the fourth fatality on BNSF tracks this year, Melonas said.
RelatedPosts 2019 WSOP main event the second biggest of all time Global gaming product sales push IGT to 5% growth in 2Q19 Load More Aristocrat shares drive 4.6% increase in AGEM Index in June “Over the past decade, Foxwoods transformed the traditional gaming model through a relentless pursuit of guest-first experiences resulting in the only true all-encompassing resort destination,” said Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler. “With his proven track record for innovation, John is the right leader to continue that commitment to our guests, fulfill our vision and ignite our passion for delivering a resort that excites and surprises. John perfectly represents our team’s values and beliefs, and we are ready to drive the future of Foxwoods together.”Foxwoods has previously indicated an interest in bidding for a regional Japan IR license, with Rappaport explaining his Japan vision to Inside Asian Gaming at the 2018 Japan Gaming Congress. However, the company’s Japan activity has quietened since his passing just a month later in June 2018. US tribal casino Foxwoods has named John J. James as its new President and CEO, his appointment coming 12 months after the sudden death of his predecessor Felix Rappaport.James, currently COO of Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in California, will take the helm at Foxwoods, located in Connecticut, on 12 August.
Food delivery organisation Deliveroo has updated its accident insurance provision to provide all of its delivery riders, across 12 countries, medical insurance if they are involved in an accident while working.The insurance will cover medical expenses up to £7,500 and will also protect up to 75% of their average gross income.The organisation originally introduced accident insurance for on-demand, self-employed delivery riders in December 2017. This has now been updated to provide insurance on more generous terms and at no cost to the rider.The updated policy includes an increase of £5,000 for medical expenses, up from £2,500, and a £1,500 increase in hospital benefits, up from £1,500. It will also allow up to £1 million in public liability insurance for cyclists, as well as covering a rider’s substitute, and covering scooter riders while they are off their vehicle. Riders will also be entitled to up to £2,000 for dental treatment.Riders will be automatically enrolled into the scheme, with all riders eligible regardless of whether they are a bicycle or scooter rider. However, they will have the option to remain on the current individual personal injury and sickness cover, at a cost of £1.85 per week.The initiative is expected to initially cost Deliveroo approximately £10 million, and is being rolled out for 35,000 riders in 12 countries, including the UK, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Singapore and Hong Kong.Deliveroo has expressed a wish to offer even more benefits to its delivery riders, but has stopped due to the risk of reclassifying riders’ employment statuses, and limiting their flexibility as a result.Will Shu, CEO and founder of Deliveroo, says: “We know riders value the flexibility of being able to fit their work around their life, but they also deserve security if they’re involved in an accident. This insurance gives riders security while they’re out delivering great food and maintains the flexible work they value. This is just one way we are working to increase riders’ security. We would like to go further, but are currently constrained by the law. Deliveroo will continue arguing for the law to be updated so on-demand companies can offer both flexibility and security.”
Review • OnePlus 6T review: A hero phone without the sky-high price Since 2014, when the company launched its first OnePlus One, OnePlus has garnered a reputation for making budget-friendly phones with premium specs that are comparable to iPhones, Galaxy S phones and other high-end handsets. The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro will serve as the successors to the OnePlus 6T, with the OnePlus 7 Pro being one of the first phones available to support 5G connectivity. It is unclear though if OnePlus will launch the regular OnePlus 7 at the May 14 event as well, and a OnePlus representative declined to comment on the matter. It would make sense that both phones are unveiled at the same time though, and there have been rumors that speculate that both will debut at this date. In any case, CNET will be covering the launch of the phone, so check back for more information when the event kicks off. OnePlus 6T 5G OnePlus Post a comment See it Mentioned Above OnePlus 6T (Midnight Black 128GB) Phones CNET may get a commission from retail offers. OnePlus 6T shrinks the notch for added screen Now playing: Watch this: 0 $453 14 Photos The OnePlus 7 Pro is coming in May. OnePlus Editors’ Note, May 14, 2019: CNET’s OnePlus 7 Pro review is here. Read more about the new phone from OnePlus. Following yesterday’s confirmation from OnePlus CEO Pete Lau that the OnePlus 7 Pro is indeed real and have 5G connectivity, OnePlus has officially set a date for the phone’s launch: May 14 at 11 a.m. ET. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the upgraded version of the upcoming OnePlus 7. The company will hold four simultaneous launch events in New York, London, Bangalore, India and Beijing. OnePlus is selling tickets for the show on its site, and the event will be streamed on the company’s YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts. Tags News • Pixel 3 vs. OnePlus 6T: Which Android should you buy? OnePlus 7 has a ‘faster’ screen. Will you care? 1:38 Share your voice
Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, speaks at a press availability Friday shortly after calling the Alaska Legislature into the second special session of the year. Walker limited the session to one topic, the operating budget. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)A breakdown in negotiations between House and Senate legislators Thursday resulted in lawmakers not passing a state operating budget in the first special session that ended Friday. So Gov. Bill Walker immediately called for a second special session, but is limiting the agenda to only the operating budget.Listen nowThere were eight items on the first special session. The full Legislature only passed the budget for mental health before both chambers adjourned.Walker said he is asking the Legislature to take these items in a more measured way – starting with only the operating budget.“I received a lot of input from around the state from businesses, from business people – some actually came to Juneau to talk to me, to ask me, ‘Please, please, put one issue, put the operating budget on the call,’” Walker said.Walker said his priority is to stop a state government shutdown, which will occur on July 1. He said it’s important not just to prevent pink slips to government workers, but to prevent harm to private industries that depend on public services.“Commercial fishing is an example,” Walker said. “They spend a lot of money getting ready for the season. And someone said to me, they said – obviously who hadn’t commercial-fished – they said, ‘Well, if they lose 10 days, what’s the problem?’ That might be the 10 days that the fish are there. And so any day, any minute that’s lost during commercial season is very, very critical.”The second special session began shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, after the Senate adjourned the first special session.The Senate adjourned after budget negotiations broke down and the House combined the operating and capital budgets in a move condemned by the Senate majority and House minority.House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, said it’s important that the Legislature not only passes a budget, but also passes a plan that brings how much the state spends in line with the money the government brings in. He said he doesn’t want to fight the same battle next year.“Look into calendar year 2018, and an election year political environment that’s going to be much more complicated than it is this year,” Edgmon said. “You sort of put all those factors together and, you know, you go, ‘Why wouldn’t we take decisive action now?’”Senate leaders expressed frustration that the House didn’t negotiate through today and instead passed a combined budget Thursday night they knew the Senate wouldn’t pass.But Senate Finance Co-Chairman Lyman Hoffman, a Bethel Democrat, said there’s time to avoid a shutdown.“Let’s focus on the people of Alaska instead of trying to get other items onto the agenda that are not on the agenda,” Hoffman said. “Let’s close this down and let’s get the people’s business done.”But the divisions and animosity runs deep. House members accused the Senate of not negotiating. In particular, Homer Republican Rep. Paul Seaton said the House offered a 1.5 percent flat tax on employment and self-employment income. This was less than half the size of the original tax the House passed. But the Senate rejected it.Walker said he still wants the Legislature to consider other issues after it passes an operating budget. That includes the capital budget and a long-term budget plan, as well as a new source of revenue like a broad-based tax. And he expressed disappointment the Legislature didn’t agree on a bill intended to reduce opioid overdose deaths, after both chambers passed different versions of the bill.These items could be added to the special session later, or addressed in a future special session. Walker also said he wants a budget for capital projects passed within a month, as soon as July 1 as possible.