Ind vs Eng Tests: India focus on facing short-pitch bowling

first_imgAnticipating a barrage of short-pitched bowing in the upcoming Test series against England, the Indian batsmen on Thursday devoted time in finding ways to handle the James Anderson-led pace battery even as the tour opens with a three-day game against Somerset from Friday.With Somerset resting most of their top players, the wicket as flat as they come and rain forecast for the next three days, the Indians are giving it their all during the net sessions.Gautam Gambhir spent as much time as he could in the nets adjacent to the centre pitch. Coach Duncan Fletcher watched him from the front, then slipped behind the nets and had a few chosen words of advice for the tremendous opener.Gambhir appeared to practice against deliveries which bounced and left him. Time and again, he hopped on to his back-foot and angled down the bat in the gully area; a strategy to counter Anderson, Chris Tremlett and Stuart Broad – some of the tallest pacemen operating in international cricket.Sachin Tendulkar preferred to start with throw-downs from fielding coach Trevor Penny. He warmed up and faced up to India’s top medium-pacers and then kept at it for a long time.Somerset would do their own bit to deprive Indians of any worthwhile practice. Captain Marcus Trescothick is away, England’s one-day opener-wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter is unlikely to be around and the only fast bowler of any promise,Steve Kirby, could be missing.Left-armers no problem: StraussHe has been dismissed five times by Zaheer Khan in Test cricket but England captain Andrew Strauss feels there was nothing wrong in his technique, going into the first Test.advertisementStrauss is expected to begin in the visitors’ only tour match against Somerset, where he is playing as a guest.”I’ve looked at it (technique against left-arm seam) but I don’t think there is anything massively wrong,” said Strauss.”You can put yourself into a corner on these things. You have to be clear in your mind that is the right recipe to score run.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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England batting line-up stronger than India’s: Graeme Swann

first_imgEngland off-spinner Graeme Swann on Wednesday sought to spice up the much-anticipated Test series against India, starting at Lord’s on Thursday by claiming that his side’s top order batsmen are better than the famed batting line-up of the visiting team.Swann said England have a superior batting line-up to India’s and expects them to prove it during the four-match Test series.”They have got a very good batting line-up but I’d argue whether they are the best in the world at the minute because I think our top six might be,” said Swann.”Their records certainly stack against each other,” said Swann when asked about the challenge of facing up to the likes of Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman in the second half of the summer.Graeme Swann reacts during a practice session at Lord’s on TuesdayThe Test series will see a modified version of Decision Review System in operation with Hot-Spot and snickometer to be employed but Swann rued the absence of Hawk-Eye ball-tracking technology as it will only be worth challenging caught-behind decisions and not LBWs.Swann, who has taken 140 wickets in 32 Tests since making his debut in India in December 2008, has benefited from the introduction of the DRS, particularly with LBW shouts.”It would be nice if we were using it (DRS). It has been a great introduction to Test cricket over last two-three years and it works. But so be it, the powers that be have decided we are only using it for I think caught behinds,” he said.advertisement”It’s a shame it’s (Hawk-Eye) not being used. I hope there aren’t any decisions that change Test matches because of it. It’s one of those things that Indians have been reluctant to use since it came out. All over the world there are traditionalists and I’m sure there are some people at Lord’s who are happy with this situation. The standard of umpiring has improved because of DRS,” Swann said.On his own prospects in the series, Swann said, “The trick is to put enough runs on the board as a team to then allow our bowlers to bowl them out twice. Should that happen, should the sun come out a little bit, I may get a chance to bowl and take some wickets.”I am not overly fussed if it (the pitch) doesn’t spin too much as long as it swings around for the likes of Jimmy Anderson to exploit.”Swann said England should stay focused on the immediate task at hand rather than getting carried away with the thoughts of becoming the world number one side.”It’s going to be a huge game. It feels like summer has finally arrived. We are playing against the number one team in the world, we are striving to be the number one team in the world, so it is a very exciting time for us.”We think about winning each game. At the end of the series we can sit back and see where we are, hopefully after winning 2-0 or 3-1 -or whatever we need to get to number one in the world,” he said.”That (top ranking) is a product of playing well and not something we focus on,” Swann added.England can topple top-ranked India if they win the series by a two-match margin.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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With system ‘already in place,’ Blatche not considered for Gilas’ SEA Games roster

first_imgCanadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View comments MOST READ Becoming his own man Jayson Castro agrees to return to Gilas for 2019 SEA Games This jewelry designer is also an architect Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers “[Considering] the short preparation time … that’s what we’ll go on with,” he added.Blatche, who was born in New York and was made naturalized citizen by President Aquino in June 2014, was part of the Gilas contingent that competed in the Philippines’ last two World Cup stints.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40An NBA veteran who made eventually became an international journeyman, Blatche also served the Philippines in the SEABA Championship here in 2017, which featured teams budding national teams from across the region.The 6-foot-11 big man, who helped steer the national five to a silver-medal finish in FIBA Asia in Changsha, China, was also the naturalized player of choice by both Chot Reyes and Yeng Guiao in the Philippines’ campaign in the World Cup qualifiers. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games Photo from Fiba.comMANILA, Philippines–Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ president Al Panlilio said that many-time reinforcement Andray Blatche’s non-inclusion from the Gilas pool hinged on the decision to expedite the team’s preparation for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.“The core team is Ginebra, so the system is already there,” Panlilio explained to a handful of reporters on Thursday night at the PBA office in Libis.ADVERTISEMENT Cone, though, said Blatche didn’t crop up as an option during the formation of his talent pool for the biennial meet slated here later this year.“That wasn’t discussed. That wasn’t offered to me. His name wasn’t brought up. I don’t know if I’m the one capable of answering that question,” he said.“Coach Tim’s system is already in place,” Panlilio said. “And [the idea is] you augment it with other PBA players.”“I know there’s always going to be questions of why wasn’t this guy, why wasn’t that guy. I can’t go through every reason,” Cone said. “But it’s always trying to find a balance in terms of position and trying to fit all the pieces of the puzzle together. That was what we tried to do with this list.”“It was really looking for a versatile lineup,” he added.ADVERTISEMENT P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicslast_img read more

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Abando promises to finish college career at UST

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rhenz Abando just said what the entire University of Santo Tomas community wants to hear.“It’s in UST where I will finish my collegiate career,” Abando declared on Saturday, just after helping the Growling Tigers fend off National University, 88-76 in Season 82 of the UAAP men’s basketball elimination.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View comments Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own man And that would hopefully put an end to all the buzz that’s going on in all forms of media after the prized forward was benched in a win over University of the Philippines last week, something that happened after it was learned that Abando was being recruited by a rival school.For now, all’s well that ends well.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceAbando was back on the floor for the Tigers after that one game, and the athletic forward said that the love he’s gotten from the UST community was the same from when he started.And that’s why he’s staying put. “I thank Sisi a lot because she’s supporting us and after talking to her, I realized that I should love UST more,” said Abando, who had nine points and five rebounds in his return.“There’s a boost of energy coming from them,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics “I’ve always felt their support since the beginning and it was the same today,” Abando said. “Although I know that there are always the side comments from what happened, my teammates are [still] there to support me.”Abando was recently embroiled in controversy after it was uncovered that one of the schools in the UAAP tried to pry him away from the Tigers’ lair while he was serving his one-year residency in 2018.Things may have happened a year earlier, but it was only uncovered on Wednesday when Abando was benched in the Tigers’ 84-78 win over the Maroons.Nevertheless, Abando maintained that he would complete his four-year stay with UST, most especially after talking to volleyball superstar Cherry Ann “Sisi” Rondina.Abando said that Rondina, the Season 81 MVP, reached out to him during the controversy and he had a broader idea of what the situation entails.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Mo Tautuaa ready for any role that San Miguel needs Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers This jewelry designer is also an architectlast_img read more

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Lopetegui is the David Moyes of Real Madrid

first_imgZinedine Zidane walked away from Santiago Bernabeu when he assessed the time was right to leave. He had just won the Champions League for the third time and elected to take his leave as a hero.History will judge his Real Madrid team kindly but their buoyant form in European competition helped mask what was an otherwise ordinary season.They failed to win 16 games in La Liga and finished 17 points behind Barcelona. Zidane’s final season in charge got off to a terrible start and did not stabilise from that point out. They failed to beat Valencia, Levante and Real Betis at home; the league title was effectively surrendered before Christmas. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Indeed, Zidane was reckoned to be playing for his job in the Champions League final against Liverpool. If Los Blancos lost that, there was a school of thought around Madrid that he would have been given his marching orders by president Florentino Perez.The Champions League win notwithstanding, there were issues that clearly needed to be addressed at Madrid. Their ability to “suffer” – to use a favourite word of Zidane’s – and still come out on top in continental competition helped paper over the cracks. But there was elimination to Leganes in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals and clear warning signs all season long that some drastic changes were needed.That might sound an odd thing to say about a team that won three consecutive Champions League titles, but it’s true. This team’s legacy was built on one-off games under the lights in Europe and not in the relentless slog of a 40 to 50 game season.Therefore, when Zidane left and took his magic dust with him, the new man in was always going to have a job on his hands in simply maintaining Madrid’s reputation, let alone improving it.The sale of Cristiano Ronaldo looked a fait accompli before Lopetegui arrived. That was always going to need addressing. Those who accuse Ronaldo of being a flat-track bully or a stat-padder would do well to consider the fact that Madrid are on their worst scoreless run – four matches – since the mid-1980s.It’s not so easy to get all those tap-ins after all. Finding an extra 40 goals a season from Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio is no mean feat and will not be accomplished easily.Marco AsensioPerez’s transfer policy over recent seasons has been less about readymade Galacticos and more about investing in the future. Hence the likes of Jesus Vallejo, Alvaro Odriozola, Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio, Vinicius Jr and Mariano Diaz have headed the list of arrivals over the last few years. Only Asensio is on the level of his first-team colleagues while any coach who comes in has no choice but to wait for the rest of them to improve and mature.That is not Lopetegui’s fault; he is in a sense a victim of Perez’s noble attempts to regenerate Madrid from the bottom up.Lopetegui has implemented a new style of play at Madrid this season which worked extremely well for the first three or four league games and carried over into the totally dominant win enjoyed over Roma in the opening Champions League fixture.But since then Madrid have come unstuck. They have had lots of possession but are unable to translate that into goals. Ronaldo’s departure hasn’t helped in that regard and Benzema simply hasn’t been converting the chances coming his way.Add into that a swelling injury list – which Lopetegui has referred to after recent defeats – and you have all the makings of a disaster.Against CSKA Moscow last week, Madrid were without Dani Carvajal, Marcelo, Gareth Bale, Isco and Luka Modric – who was on the bench – while Sergio Ramos didn’t travel. That in effect is Zidane’s team hollowed out. Any coach is going to struggle with that number of absences. Some of those absences have bled into La Liga as well with recent blanks being drawn because Isco hasn’t been playing.There is a noticeable World Cup hangover on certain members of the squad with Raphael Varane not at his best, Modric failing to convince the new boss of his powers and Zidane stalwart Casemiro being one of the chief victims of Lopetegui’s preference to chop and change his personnel from game to game and from half to half.Julen Lopetegui Real MadridThis mini-plague of injuries – which latterly included Benzema and Asensio as well – should be interpreted as a canary in the coal mine for what’s going to happen when some of Madrid’s 30-something stars begin to deteriorate and retire.It was always going to be an unenviable task in replacing a club legend like Zidane and the signs don’t bode well for Lopetegui. There have already been whispers that Madrid’s board are considering replacements with the Clasico against Barcelona at the end of the month now becoming a landmark moment in the incipient regime.It’s five years since Sir Alex Ferguson departed Manchester United and won the last of the club’s 20 top flight titles. And there are parallels between what he left behind for David Moyes to inherit and the current situation in front of Lopetegui. Sure, there is a sense that the new coach might have bitten off more than he could chew but there are deep-rooted issues that extend far, far beyond the remit of a mere coach.It was understandable that the former Spain coach took the opportunity to go to Madrid when it arose, but the question must now be asked. Did he give up a shot at World Cup glory with Spain just to become Madrid’s Moyes?last_img read more

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I was a bit nervous: Andy Murray marks return from injury with win in Brisbane

first_imgFormer world number one Andy Murray made a successful return to competitive tennis on Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over local favourite James Duckworth at the Brisbane International tournament.The 31-year-old Murray ended his season early last year after suffering pain in his hip following surgery earlier in 2018 that ruled him out of three of the four Grand Slam events.Murray, whose ranking has dropped to 240 and was unseeded in Brisbane, had earlier said he was still feeling pain in his hip but was in a “better place” than he was 12 months ago.”I was a bit nervous. But as the match went on I thought I moved well,” Murray told reporters after his 10th successive win in Brisbane, having won the tournament at both his previous appearances in 2012 and 2013.Muzza does it! @andy_murray comes good 6-3 6-4 in his first match since September, the former champ winning over James Duckworth #BrisbaneTennis pic.twitter.com/uKcfVI7wvD#BrisbaneTennis (@BrisbaneTennis) January 1, 2019″It’s my first match after a big break. It’s not easy to sum up (but) it’s been really hard the last 18 months, been a lot of ups and downs trying to get back on court.”Being back now I am trying to enjoy it as much as I can, for as long as I can because I am not sure how much longer I have got.”Murray returned to the court last June and played just 12 complete matches last year.As an unseeded player in Brisbane he has a tough draw, with a second round clash with Russian fourth seed Daniil Medvedev.advertisementAlso Read | Federer keen to play against Serena: Always thought how is it to return that serveAlso Read | Australian Open updates extreme heat policy with 10-minute breaks allowedlast_img read more

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Disha Patani on getting trolled: There are so many frustrated people online

first_imgDisha Patani may be just two films old in Bollywood, but her fan following is unparalleled. The actress, who has almost 20 millions followers on Instagram, feels that social media is a great way to connect with her fans.”I handle my own Instagram and I feel it’s a fantastic opportunity to connect with people. It’s also a great way to keep followers updated on projects and get their feedback,” she said in an interview with Mumbai Mirror.Of course, with the love comes the trolling. However, Disha is unfazed by the nasty comments made by trolls. “I really don’t pay attention and not knowing these people certainly helps. There are so many frustrated people online who are not happy with their lives and are evil enough to say bad things about people who they don’t even know. I focus on positive things. I am a happy-go-lucky person,” she said.Currently, Disha is gearing up for the release of Ali Abbas Zafar’s ambitious period drama Bharat, in which she is playing a trapeze artist in a circus. She will romance Salman Khan in the 1960s portion of the film.Even though Salman is one of the biggest superstars in the country, he is not at all intimidating to be around, according to Disha. “Salman Khan is such a sweet person. I never felt intimidated because he makes everyone comfortable and is extremely helpful and co-operative,” she told the newspaper.”There’s so much to learn from him. At this stage also, he is so hard working and gives his 100 per cent to each take. I am fortunate to get this opportunity and be a part of such a big ensemble,” the actress added.advertisementBharat, which also features Katrina Kaif, Nora Fatehi, Tabu, Sunil Grover and Jackie Shroff in key roles, is scheduled to hit the theatres on June 5.ALSO READ: Disha Patani wishes fans on Diwali in sports bra and lehenga, gets trolledALSO WATCH: Disha Patani talks about her personal style preferenceslast_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Getting Criticized For What He Said After Ohio State’s Loss

first_imgespn's kirk herbstreit on sportscenterESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit is facing some criticism for what he said (or didn’t say) late in Ohio State’s loss to Purdue on Saturday night.The No. 2-ranked Buckeyes fell on the road to the Boilermakers in blowout fashion, losing by more than 20 points in their first defeat of the season.Herbstreit spoke at length at the end of the game about how clear it was that Ohio State wasn’t prepared. However, the ESPN analyst refused to call out Urban Meyer or any of the Buckeyes’ coaches by name.The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch pointed this out on Twitter.“If you are watching ESPN, there was an interesting moment just now. Kirk Herbstreit spoke thoughtfully about Ohio State not being prepared, the cameras focused on Urban Meyer, but KH never mentioned Meyer by name. So a thought, and this isn’t directed specifically at KH,” he tweeted.“The ecosystem of college football broadcasts reflexively deifies and protects coaches. It is baked into the system. It is the culture of the relationship between rightsholder and college sports and we won’t see lt ever change IMO. It’s not the same for the players.”The ecosystem of college football broadcasts reflexively deifies and protects coaches. It is baked into the system. It is the culture of the relationship between rightsholder and college sports and we won’t see lt ever change IMO.It’s not the same for the players. https://t.co/CEyzlMIPAj— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) October 21, 2018Annie Apple, the mother of former Ohio State star Eli Apple, also tweeted about this:“It’s okay Kirk. You can blame the coaching…” she wrote.It’s okay Kirk. You can blame the coaching…— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) October 21, 2018Jemele Hill responded, too:Please don’t speak the truth. That’s not allowed around here.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 21, 2018Ohio State fell to 7-1 on the season with the loss on Saturday night, though the Buckeyes do still control their College Football Playoff destiny (probably). If Meyer’s team wins out, they should be in.last_img read more

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Porn star Mia Khalifa engaged to boyfriend Robert Sandberg. See pics

first_img Next Porn star Mia Khalifa engaged to boyfriend Robert Sandberg. See picsMost loved porn star, Mia Khalifa is engaged to Swedish boyfriend Robert Sandberg. The chef proposed to Mia on Thursday night in Chicago.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 19, 2019UPDATED: March 19, 2019 14:55 IST Mia Khalifa is engaged to boyfriend Robert SandbergMia Khalifa is officially off the market. Yes, you read that right. Porn star Mia Khalifa is engaged to boyfriend Robert Sandberg. The Swedish chef proposed to the Lebanese-American sports show host and ex pornstar, Khalifa on Thursday in Chicago.Mia Khalifa is one of the most famous porn star and her fans cannot keep calm after the two announced the news.Both, Mia and Robert took to their respective Instagram accounts to share the good news with everyone.Robert shared the story of how he proposed to the 26-year-old porn legend. He wrote, “We went to Chicago this weekend and had a wonderful dinner at Smyth. I proposed to Mia Khalifa and she said YES! The ring was hidden in a bowl of dried ingredients and came out as a new serving. Mia was too curious and too eager to taste so she started to eat the inedible ingredients.”advertisementRobert continued, “I told her not to do it and then I put the ring on the finger. I love you so much. Thank you Chef John Shields and team for a really good night and for making this happen.”Mia too took to Instagram to share the exciting news and flaunt her ring.She wrote, “Thank you a million times over for the entire team at Smyth Chicago for helping Robert Sandberg propose. This trip and dinner was supposed to celebrate him getting his visa! Robert has planted the seed so deep in my mind for so long that he hates restaurant proposals so I never, EVER, saw this coming. I love y’all so much! Thank you!”This is the second time that Mia Khalifa will be walking down the aisle. She was previously married to her high school sweetheart but got divorced in 2016.ALSO READ | Porn star Mia Khalifa reveals secrets of her weight-loss journey. See picsALSO WATCH | Start your day with Ira Trivedi’s yoga routineGet 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 Mia KhalifaFollow engagementlast_img read more

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Container Volumes at Puget Sound Ports Still Down

first_imgzoom Container volumes through the US ports of Seattle and Tacoma continued to struggle in February, dipping 9 percent year to date.The two West Coast ports have handled 457,620 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in February.Containerized imports fell nearly 16 percent year to date to 181,864 TEUs, while exports were down 8 percent to 159,124 TEUs. Domestic volumes to Alaska and Hawaii grew 1 percent to 116,623 TEUs.The Puget Sound ports say they are still feeling the effects of the prolonged contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association.Normal operations resumed at the ports’ terminals on February 21, when the two parties reached a tentative agreement.last_img read more

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Father of Alan Thicke faces allegations he groped patients breasts

first_imgAn Ontario doctor identified as the father of the late TV star Alan Thicke will face a disciplinary hearing on allegations that he sexually abused a patient who came to him for a pilot’s medical exam more than two decades ago.The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario says Dr. Brian Christopher Thicke will appear before its discipline committee to face allegations that he touched a patient’s breasts in a sexual manner and/or conducted an inappropriate or unnecessary breast exam in 1993 and 1995.A spokeswoman for the college says a date for the hearing has not yet been set because the matter was referred to the committee recently.The college had previously decided not to refer the case to its discipline committee but was ordered to reconsider last year after the complainant, Lisa Fruitman — who is not named in documents but has agreed to be identified — appealed to a medical regulator.At the time, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board said it found the college’s decision to be “unreasonable.”The allegations have not been proven and Thicke’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Fruitman, who brought her complaint to the college in 2015, said she is relieved to finally have the allegations taken seriously and hopes the case will lift some of the secrecy surrounding complaints made to the college.“I reported this three years ago,” before the recent wave of sex assault allegations brought the issue into the spotlight, she said. “But it’s taken a ridiculous amount of time to even get it to this point.”Though the review board did not name the physician in its ruling, Fruitman identified him as Thicke, a Brampton, Ont., doctor and the father of Alan Thicke and grandfather of musician Robin Thicke.In its ruling, the board — which doesn’t determine guilt but regulates the health-care profession’s self-governing bodies — said the allegations date back to when Fruitman sought a civil aviation medical examination.Fruitman recalled that it felt like Thicke was “playing with her breasts,” the document said. “She recalled that it felt wrong, like there was no need for the breast examination. The examination felt more like a massage.”She also said she wasn’t offered a chaperone and Thicke didn’t leave the room when she was undressing for the exam, the document reads.The decision said Fruitman later contacted Transport Canada to check if a breast exam is part of an aviation medical Class 3 examination and was told it isn’t.“I didn’t want it and was told he needed to do it if I wanted him to sign my licence,” she told The Canadian Press on Monday.The document said Thicke’s lawyer argued that a full physical exam was the standard at the time, even though a breast exam was not explicitly required.The board found the college’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee accepted that argument but didn’t offer up any evidence. It also said there were other ways in which the committee’s decision not to refer the matter to the discipline committee wasn’t supported by the records.The board further said the committee gave no reasons for why it didn’t give more weight to Thicke’s conduct history, noting that he had been investigated by the college on previous occasions.In a 1994 case, the document said, another woman reported Thicke to police after receiving her pilot’s medical exam from him, alleging she had received an inappropriate breast exam.She alleged the doctor said, “Now we are going to look at your boobies,” and lifted her shirt and bra before squeezing her breasts, the board document said.Thicke was taken into police custody but released without charges or conditions, and the complaints committee did not pursue further investigation, it reads.In a separate matter, the doctor was required to meet with a senior college staff member in connection with a complaint that he told a patient to remove her top and pull her underwear partway down before assessing her lumbar range of motion and “slapped her on the buttocks,” the document said.The decision said Thicke acknowledged that was his usual practice but noted that he had no gowns in the office at the time and has since rectified the issue.According to the College of Physicians and Surgeons he’s been a registered doctor in Ontario since 1956.last_img read more

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Three Carcinogenic Agents Still Approved for Use in Morocco

By Safaa KasraouiRabat – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a subsidiary body of the World Health Organization (WHO), has released a list on March 20 of five probable and possible carcinogenic pesticides.Three of these carcinogenic products, which are probably carcinogenic to humans (classified Group2A), are still being used in Morocco and have received the approval of the National Office for Food Safety (ONSSA), based on the list of the 2012 available approved substances on the organization’s website. The three carcinogens,Malathion, Diazion, and Glyphosate, are widely used throughout Morocco, specifically in the agriculture and insect control protection at homes and gardens.Malathion is a fabricated organophosphorus product used as an insecticide.The IARC noted the proof of carcinogenicity of this compound in humans (group2A) for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and prostate cancer.“The evidence in humans is from studies of exposures, mostly agricultural, in the USA, Canada, and Sweden published since 2001,” explained IARC in its Monographs Volume 112.According to the same report, the compound also causes tumors and DNA and chromosomal damage.On the other hand, Diazinon, a thiophosphoric colorless-to-dark-brown liquid, is also a probable carcinogen to humans. This classification was made based on studies which confirmed that this product may induced DNA or chromosomal damage, according to the same report.Glyphosate is also strongly suspected to cause cancer. On the basis of tumors in mice, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) originally classified glyphosate as possibly carcinogenic to humans (GroupC) in 1985.According to the IARC, glyphosate is the most used of these substances in agriculture worldwide. The other two compounds are Tetrachlorvinphos and parathion which were also classified as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B).What is Group 2A and Group 2B?According to the IARC, Group 2A category is used to designate substances with a limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans and adequate evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals.On the other hand, Group 2B refers to substances have demonstrated convincing evidence causing. read more

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Nauru calls for enhanced UN presence in South Pacific

25 September 2009The United Nations’ strengthened presence and engagement in the South Pacific is vital if the region’s countries are to meet development goals, the President of Nauru told the General Assembly today. The United Nations’ strengthened presence and engagement in the South Pacific is vital if the region’s countries are to meet development goals, the President of Nauru told the General Assembly today.For the past four years, the island nation has called on the world body to set up an office in the country, Marcus Stephen said at the annual high-level debate.“The absence of the UN in the Pacific is reflected by the paucity of statistics collected in the region,” he pointed out, adding that such data is vital in tracking economic and social progress and in the ability of governments and regional organizations in setting policies.The President also pointed out the danger of adding “layers upon layers of new programmes,” noting existing schemes such as the Monterrey Consensus, the 2002 global partnership agreement for developed countries to devote 0.7 per cent of their gross national product (GNP) to official development aid (ODA).“Too often, the UN and other development partners succeed in delivering many new reports but fail to deliver tangible results,” he said. “Action plans are no substitute for action.” read more

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Mining geosynthetics manufacturer Huesker celebrates two anniversaries

first_imgHuesker is celebrating two milestone anniversaries in 2011. The Germany-based Huesker Synthetic marks 150 years of progressive materials manufacturing and the Charlotte, North Carolina-based centre for the company’s North American operations, Huesker, Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary as a distributor and producer of geosynthetics for construction, civil engineering, mining and other major industries.Since 1994, Huesker, Inc. has drawn on that long history of innovation to provide geogrids for use as longwall recovery screens, rib support, and highwall protection. Since its beginning, the company has helped longwall mines safely and successfully move their longwalls, saving countless hours and protecting miners around the world. Having built nearly 900 longwall recovery screens in that time, Huesker and its partners have continued to listen to miners’ suggestions, and have evolved Minegrid® to the point where it is widely acknowledged to be the miners’ best option when supporting mine roof, ribs, and highwalls, the company says.It “has established a reputation for innovation and providing solutions for all types of mines. During the 1990s, Minegrid was used to build longwall recovery mats for mines throughout the US and was the first polyester geogrid used in Australia, establishing itself as the standard for longwall relocation on two continents. Since that time, Minegrid has been used on a total of five continents. The quest for innovation has led to the developing and patenting of Minegrid with built-in strength bands, patented assembly and installation methods, and the first ever grid designed to be dispensed from roofbolting machines. Work continues to perfect the use of Minegrid on continuous miners.”To combat the problem of persistent water in mines, the Huesker dewatering system is used to consolidate sediments and mine tailings. The dewatering system makes pumping and handling of mine water easier.  Where necessary, Huesker’s FilterMatTM carbon entrained geocomposites can help manage contaminated waters prior to their disposal.  In addition, when soil reinforcement is required for vegetated retaining walls and steep slopes, Fortrac® geogrids and Comtrac® geotextiles provide cost effective solutions while Fornit® biaxial geogrids are ideal for haul roads and aggregate base reinforcement.last_img read more

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Record used South Africa dragline sale sees Glencore acquire Bigger Digger from

first_imgA 3,298 t Bucyrus 1570W used dragline, valued at over ZAR1billion new, has been sold in South Africa by Anglo Coal for a sum of over ZAR173 million to Glencore. The dragline was sold via an online mining auction conducted by mining auctioneering company Clear Asset, and was significant as it had been over 15 years since such a machine was sold in the country. The asset was sold during a cleanup of redundant stock. Nicknamed “Bigger Digger” the dragline has previously worked at Kleinkopje and is able to reach depths of 51.81 m, with a boom length of 94.49 m, a dumping height of 43.53 m and a bucket size of 59.63 m3.Historically, large draglines such as this can take up to four years to secure based on the delivery schedule and the sheer scale of transport logistics. In addition, there is currently up to a two year waiting list for such a machine anyway. To transport a dragline of this size internationally, without considering reassembly at its new destination, costs approximately ZAR90 million as a start, however, this particular dragline will stay in South Africa and be walked to its new destination, at a speed of 100 m per hour. Clear Asset specialises in mining asset disposal on behalf of major mines including Anglo Platinum, Anglo Coal, Lonmin, Glencore, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Diesel Power amongst others. The next online mining auction is set to take place on February 11, where a wide selection of mining assets will be offered. Following that sale, an additional auction is scheduled for February 27, 2014.last_img read more

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Simply Awesome – Kodiak family opens bakery from their home

first_imgA Kodiak family has just opened a bakery on Mill Bay Road above KVOK – and their display case is a table set up in their living room. There are a lot of small businesses in Kodiak, but few may be as small — or smell as good — as Simply Awesome Bakery.Sam, Karin and Ben Stahlhut stand in front of their display table in their home and business, Simply Awesome Bakery. Kayla Desroches/KMXTThe Stahlhuts’ apartment door is open to let in fresh air from the hall, even though it’s a cold and rainy morning. Warmth radiates from the oven and all three family members – 17-year-old Ben, 20-year-old Sam and mother Karin – wear short sleeved shirts. Sam has been up since about 3 a.m. baking and now stirs fudge over the stove while dinner rolls bake in the oven.The display table is full of banana and apple bread, cinnamon rolls, and other pastries. Most of the recipes are inspired by Karin’s memory of what she baked growing up on a farm in rural Indiana.She comes from a blended background. Her grandmother was Amish Mennonite, her mother was Presbyterian, and her father was Catholic. She says instead of going to the store, her family worked on a farm, milked cows, butchered their own meat, and made their own cheese and butter. And they baked. A lot.“When I was growing up, you had dessert with every meal. And then you had one before bed. But you worked hard enough you earned that. So, there was always fresh doughnuts and coffee cake and cinnamon roles with breakfast. And at night, we’d crank out ice-cream and we’d have with ice-cream with – if there was anything leftover from earlier. Because you always used what you had.”Karin says her family has made some alterations to the ingredients – like replacing lard with applesauce, vegetable oil, or butter.She says baking and cooking are two of the skills she taught her sons, who she homeschooled. She says their jobs in the bakery fit their interests and strengths, and while they all pitch in, Sam explains they play different roles.“I work in the kitchen, I work up front on the computer. My brother here, he works more with computers than I do. He’s actually been taking several classes in computer coding.”“And I also am the taste-tester,” Ben adds.He has a variety of responsibilities, including designing the bakery’s website, updating its social media accounts and offering other tech support. Karin says Ben is great at learning from technical manuals and, growing up, he would sit and go through Microsoft tutorials and then practice on the computer. Meanwhile, Sam is a talented baker and enjoys playing with recipes and improving them.Karin says both of her sons surpassed expectations after being diagnosed with autism as children – Sam at age 6.“And Sam’s diagnosis was 42 pages long. The specialist claimed that he should be institutionalized and could never be educated, and I disagreed with that and have always told them that you can do anything and you may have to work a little harder. And he’s worked very hard and he’s made it.”Karin says Sam attended college and also helped support his sister’s education, which Sam says was one of his motivations for selling baked goods.“I first started at farmer’s market. My sister was going to college and she needed some money for that, so I decided to start baking over there, and it actually went well enough that she got her degree and is completely out of debt, so I decided, hey, why not try to make a living out of it?”The Stahlhuts take the concept of a family business to a whole new level.Not only do customers get to step into the team’s kitchen, store-front and home at the same time, but also, on any given day, they meet its IT team, cashier and baker on the way in. Sometimes that’s one person… sometimes it’s all three.last_img read more

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Bahia Principes new Romantic wedding package available as of Dec 23

first_img Share Monday, May 27, 2019 Tags: Bahia Principe, Destination Weddings Posted by MIAMI — Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts has announced a new wedding package, Romantic, available as of Dec. 23 and perfect for intimate ceremonies of up to 10 guests.All Bahia Principe wedding packages provide couples with a dedicated wedding planner to assist with every detail. The Romantic package includes wedding location set-up and a floral centerpiece, a bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, music for the ceremony on a portable device, a wedding cake, and a semi-private sit-down dinner reception at a specialty restaurant with a set menu.Special perks for the couple are also included such as chef’s specialty served in the room on the wedding night, breakfast in bed the morning after, late check-out and complimentary room upgrades, subject to availability.The rate for the package is US$450 and for an additional fee, couples will also have access to witnesses for a legal wedding.In addition to Romantic, Bahia Principe has five other wedding packages with perks such as Moet Chandon celebratory toasts, a mani/pedi for the bride, Romantic VIP Spa massages and 20 per cent discounts on spa treatments. Available themes include Vintage, Glamour and Blue Marine.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoFor more information, visit bahia-principe.com/en/weddings/packages/.center_img Travelweek Group Bahia Principe’s new Romantic wedding package available as of Dec. 23 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Look what we started.Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson shared his thoughts on his game compared to that of Seattle Seahawks corner Richard Sherman Thursday on Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. Sherman’s social media response was swift. Peterson then responded.If you stopped following this saga at close of business Thursday, you’re missing out. Sherman posted this:Never confuse Potential with Production! In the game of Life winners win. Loser say what if. #Levels— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 23, 2014 Then Peterson started breaking down film and responded with:That’s what I always see someone helping. Last I check a lockdown corner is when it’s him and WR. pic.twitter.com/ytHQcJsZCH— Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) May 23, 2014 #coverspace— Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) May 23, 2014 Peterson didn’t like that too much, either.pic.twitter.com/HZNmLRFrt5— Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) May 23, 2014 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Then this:Lockdown everywhere but the field pic.twitter.com/5vUyyhNIvn— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 23, 2014 Is it over? Only time will tell. But we can’t wait until football season! Earlier Thursday Sherman called Peterson “a kid” — which is interesting since they’ve both been in the league since 2011. @PFF_Pete this kid gave up as many Tds this year as I have in my career. He wouldn’t last in our system bcuz he gives up too many Tds— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 22, 2014 @RealPeterson21 wideouts regularly have career days on u. They ask u to stop them. Not let them score at will.— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 23, 2014 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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