Avoid politicisation of Parkash Purab: Minister

first_imgPunjab Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Sunday said politicisation of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev should be avoided and any controversy at this stage could put a spanner in the preparations. The senior Congress leader asserted that the State government was committed to celebrate the occasion in full tandem with the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) under the aegis of the Akal Takht (highest temporal seat of Sikhs). “The politicisation of the occasion as sacred and pious as the 550th ‘Parkash Purab’ of Guru Nanak Dev should be avoided at all costs as the occasion is fast approaching and any controversy at this stage could put a spanner in the preparations,” Mr. Randhawa said in a statement here. But the recent development in which SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal went with the delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal , led by its chief Sukhbir Singh Badal to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi “smacked of politicising” the sacred occasion, he alleged. The Congress leader said it would have been better had the invitations been extended jointly on behalf of the Punjab government and the SGPC as the State government is duly-elected by the people . ‘Need for coordination’He also said the coordination between the SGPC and the State government was the need of the hour as it would send all the positive signals concerning the celebrations. On July 1, the SAD delegation had invited Mr. Modi to attend a function to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on November 12 at Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab.last_img read more

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Kings Dunk The Knicks, 99-97

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With a league-high four triple-doubles, Rajon Rondo has been filling up the box score with regularity this season.He added a new statistic to his ledger: his first dunk of the season.Rondo had 16 points, 12 assists and a jaw-dropping dunk in the fourth quarter that led the Sacramento Kings to a 99-97 victory over the New York Knicks on Dec. 10.Rondo joked in a national television interview after the game that it was his first dunk in three years, even though he said later he had a few with Dallas last season.But it’s been a long time since he had one as athletic as the one against the Knicks that sent his own teammates rolling on the floor in excitement.“I’ve been lifting,” he said. “I’ve been working on my body a lot. I’m not old. I just don’t dunk. I’m only 6 feet.”Rondo added nine rebounds to finish just shy of another triple-double. DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who have just their second winning streak of the season. Sacramento also won three in a row in November.Carmelo Anthony had 23 points and 14 rebounds but missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Knicks, who have lost four straight and eight of the past 10 games.“You take the best shot available if the ball is in our best player’s hands,” coach Derek Fisher said. “The ball got to a spot on the floor where he got a shot up. We’ll take that every time.”New York trailed by 19 before making it close in the fourth quarter. Rookie Kristaps Porzingis’ three-point play cut Sacramento’s lead to three points late in the period.The Kings then cleared it out for Rondo, who burst past Jose Calderon and went flying in for the one-hand slam with Anthony only able to watch.“It surprised me,” coach George Karl said. “There’s no question that was a golden moment for him. That was kind of an announcement that he’s healthy and back.”But the Knicks did not go away, cutting the lead back to two on Anthony’s drive with 8.6 seconds to play. Darren Collison then lost the ball on the inbound pass with 4.6 seconds to play, but Anthony missed from 28 feet with the shot that would have won it.Rondo helped Sacramento build a 19-point lead midway through the third quarter with a few highlight-reel plays. He faked an around-the-back pass before driving past Porzingis for a layup and then fed Cousins for a three-point play the next trip down to put Sacramento up 70-51 on his 10th assist of the night.Cousins was powerful inside all night with an emphatic one-handed dunk over Robin Lopez in the first half and then pushing aside Porzingis for another in the fourth quarter.“He was physical. Everything I expected,” Porzingis said. “It’s just really hard to stop a player like that and I was trying to do whatever I could to stop him a little bit.”(JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

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Lukaku hits out at ‘lies’ amid Man Utd exit talk

first_imgRomelu Lukaku has hit out at the “lies” being spread about him as speculation builds regarding a possible transfer away from Manchester United.The Red Devils invested £75 million ($96m) in the Belgium international back in the summer of 2017.Jose Mourinho moved to prise him away from Everton after seeing the 25-year-old become one of the most prolific strikers in the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? He delivered a 27-goal return in his debut season at Old Trafford, before going on to net four times for his country at the 2018 World Cup.Lukaku was, however, to endure a slow start to the current campaign, going 12 games without finding the target for United at one stage.As he toiled, Mourinho was eventually shown to the exits and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The new man at the helm is yet to hand Lukaku a Premier League start, with a substitute role having to be accepted as Marcus Rashford shines in a central striking berth.A lack of minutes has sparked talk of a move being made, with Juventus among those said to be open to the idea of landing a proven frontman.Lukaku, though, appears to have quashed the exit talk with a post on Instagram which read: “When the hate don’t work they start telling lies.”Romelu Lukaku hate don'e work start telling liesSolskjaer has already sought to assure Lukaku that he still has a part to play in his plans.The Norwegian knows all about life in a star-studded squad at Old Trafford from his own playing days.He often had to contend with being an impact option off the bench, and thrived under Sir Alex Ferguson to establish a reputation as one of the best in the business in that role.Lukaku may have to do likewise, but has impressed enough in training to suggest that he will get regular opportunities to impress.Solskjaer said: “I used to be one of four strikers when we played with two. Now we have six forwards and we play with three.“There are enough games. It is about taking your chances when you get them.“No-one is scoring as many as Romelu in training.”Despite starting just one FA Cup game under the Red Devils’ new boss, Lukaku has managed three goals in his last five appearances.More chances will come his way, but for now Rashford is leading the line with Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial offering support from wide attacking posts.last_img read more

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Vard to Construct One Diving Support and Construction …

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Vard Holdings, January 15, 2014 zoom Vard Holdings Limited, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels,  has secured a contract with an international customer for the design and construction of one Diving Support and Construction vessel.The vessel is of VARD 3 06 design, developed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. The highly advanced diving support vessel will have a length of 157 meters, a beam of 27 meters and an accommodation capacity for 150 persons.The vessel is scheduled for delivery from Vard Langsten in Norway in mid-2016. The hull of the vessel will be delivered from Vard Tulcea in Romania. My locationlast_img read more

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CSES to Acquire COSCO Tianjin Shipyard

first_imgzoom  COSCO Shipyard Engineering Service (Dalian) (CSES), a 75%-held subsidiary of COSCO Shipyard Group (CSG), entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreements on 1 December 2015 to acquire the entire registered capital of COSCO (Tianjin) Shipyard Co., Ltd. Pursuant to the sale and purchase agreements, CSES will acquire 90% interest in COSCO Tianjin from CSG and the remaining 10% interest from Tianjin Ocean Shipping Co. The purchase consideration for CSES’ acquisition of CSG’s 90% interest in COSCO Tianjin will be met by the issuance of additional equity to CSG. Following the issuance of the additional equity, CSG’s interest in CSES will increase from 75% to 86.5%.CSES’ acquisition of Tianjin Ocean’s 10% interest in COSCO Tianjin will be carried out in cash.“The purchase consideration for the acquisition was determined on a willing-buyer willing-seller basis after taking into account the net tangible asset value of the registered capital to be acquired as well as the performance of the business of COSCO Tianjin over the past years,” COSCO said in a release.COSCO added that the above transaction is not expected to have a material impact on its earnings per share for the financial year ending 31 December 2015.COSCO Tianjin specializes in voyage repair, automatic repair and ship spare parts supply.last_img read more

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New Brunswick Speaker jumps from Liberal ranks amid harassment allegation

first_imgFREDERICTON – The speaker of the New Brunswick legislature is leaving the Liberal ranks to sit as an Independent, and is launching a case of libel and slander against the government.Chris Collins issued a lengthy statement Thursday, criticizing Premier Brian Gallant’s actions after an allegation of harassment was made against Collins last month.At the time, Collins’s lawyer, T.J. Burke, said his client had been given no information about the nature of the allegation but would fight it “tooth and nail.”Gallant announced in early April that Collins was being suspended from caucus, saying he had been made aware of potential allegations of harassment in February but the individual only recently made the complaint.Collins said a teleconference Gallant had with media on April 5 was done without any concern for his rights or those of the complainant.“I was placed upon the alter of public consumption then and there, for reasons not yet completely clear,” Collins wrote.“The handling of this file by the premier has been nothing less than atrocious.”Collins said he has never seen a human resources matter handled in this matter, and the actions have damaged his political opportunities in the provincial election set for Sept. 24.“Because of the above noted actions of Mr. Gallant, I have instructed my counsel to initiate notice under the The Proceedings Against the Crown Act, for a cause of libel and slander,” he wrote.Premier Brian Gallant issued a statement Thursday evening, saying Collins has always been a passionate representative for his constituents.“Ensuring a harassment-free workplace is of paramount importance and therefore we take any allegations very seriously. In this matter of public interest we proceeded in the fairest way possible to respect the rights of all concerned. Because this matter may be subject to litigation, it would be inappropriate for me to comment further,” Gallant wrote.He said the party looks forward to finding a strong Liberal candidate for Collins’ riding of Moncton Centre.Collins said he has asked the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly to move his seat to the opposition side, and he will finish his term as an Independent member of the legislature. He will not re-offer for the Liberal Party in the upcoming election.Collins was first elected to the provincial legislature in a 2007 byelection, after serving three years as a Moncton city councillor. He was briefly minister of local government under former Liberal premier Shawn Graham, and was elected Speaker after the Liberals returned to power in September 2014 under Gallant.last_img read more

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BC to probe money laundering red flags in real estate horse racing

first_imgVICTORIA – Two government reviews will dig deeper into possible money laundering in British Columbia, expanding the province’s scrutiny beyond casinos.The reviews are aimed at stopping the possibility of money laundering in other sectors of the province’s economy, which were cited in a June report by former RCMP deputy commissioner Peter German, who concluded the practice was happening in the provincial gaming industry.“We can’t ignore that red flag,” Attorney General David Eby said Thursday. “We won’t ignore it.”Finance Minister Carole James said: “It’s important for us as government to say we aren’t going to accept that illegal activity.”The reviews will focus on the possibility of money laundering in real estate, horse racing, luxury vehicles and the financial services sector, Eby said.The first review is being done by the Ministry of Finance into real estate and financial services sectors. German will conduct the second review, which will focus on identifying the scale and scope of illicit activity in the real estate market, as well as whether money laundering is linked to horse racing and the sale of luxury vehicles.There is widespread concern about B.C.’s reputation as a haven for money laundering, said Eby.German’s original report said B.C.’s gaming industry and the system intended to combat money laundering were not prepared for an onslaught of illegal cash flowing through the casinos and they failed collectively. He estimated more than $100 million was funnelled through casinos.Eby said he is concerned that money launderers could possibly move their activities to other sectors of the B.C. economy now that much of the movement of large amounts of cash at casinos has been halted.“It’s essentially a game of whack-a-mole, I’ve said before, with money launderers,” he said.Eby said the new reviews, due in March, will follow German’s concerns about sectors beyond gaming while the Finance Ministry will look to identify and close regulatory gaps that could be used by money launderers.Maureen Maloney, a former deputy attorney general, was appointed chairwoman of an expert panel on money laundering in real estate, said James.“It really is an opportunity to do specific cases, to follow the money and to look at where the gaps are and to look at the system and closing those gaps,” she said.last_img read more

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Moroccos Princess Lalla Soukaina Mother of Twins

Miami – Princess Lalla Soukaina of Morocco, King Mohammed VI’s niece, is already a mother. The 29-year-old Princess gave birth to twins on Sunday, September 27 in Paris.Less than eighteen months after their acclaimed wedding ceremony, Princess Lalla Soukaina and her husband, Mohamed El Mehdi Ben Abdelmottaleb Regragui, have become parents.The gender of the twins and their chosen names are yet to be revealed. The announcement will come this Sunday on the occasion of the babies’ baptism, which will be celebrated according to Muslim tradition, in an Aqiqah ceremony, on the seventh day of their birth. King Mohammed VI flew to Paris on Monday to meet the twins and congratulate his niece, before returning to Morocco on Tuesday.Lalla Soukaina completed her undergraduate studies at the “College Royal” in Rabat, before moving to Paris in 2004 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Communications. That year, she was selected along with her mother, Prince Lalla Meryem, as the ‘top successful Arab women’ representing the beauty, elegance and intelligence of Moroccan women. She married Mehdi Regragui on October 11, 2014 followed by a traditional Moroccan wedding celebrated on May 28, 2014 in Rabat.Princess Lalla Soukaina is the daughter of Princess Lalla Meryem, first daughter of the late King Hassan II, who is said to have favored Princess Lalla in her childhood.Her father is Fouad Filali, son of the late Abdellatif Filai, former Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

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Tourism in Morocco Governments 2020 Vision and Plans for 2016

Fez – Morocco’s Ministry of Tourism has adopted a rigorous strategy for developing Morocco’s tourism sector to make Morocco one of the world’s leading travel destinations and to sustain tourism as the driving power for economic, social, and cultural advancement in Morocco.The government’s 2020 Vision Plan, which aims to increase revenues from tourism to MAD 140 billion by 2020, focuses on authenticity to make Morocco a more attractive destination for tourists. The ministry will adopt preemptive measures to preserve Morocco’s natural and cultural heritage to strengthen Morocco’s cultural identity.The 2020 Vision also encourages Morocco’s diverse sub-cultures, natural resources, and ecological system, and openness to Africa and Europe, The Ministry of Tourism works on these factors to make them meet the expectations of tourists.The 2020 Vision also focuses on service quality and entertainment to complement the basic tourism infrastructure. Morocco will increase its accommodation capacity, focusing on varied entertainment and leisure facilities in order to compete with other international tourism chains. Sustainable tourism is also among the major objectives of the 2020 Vision. The Ministry of Tourism will continue working on factors that have made Morocco a better touristic destination. The strategy will take into consideration maintaining authenticity and modernity through implementing an integrated system that involves monitoring and evaluation by the Sustainable Tourism Commission and the High Authority of Tourism.In order to cater to this ambitious vision, Morocco will double its residential capacity by creating 200,000 beds, double domestic tourism, and create 470,000 jobs.Abderrafie Zouiten, Morocco’s General Manager of National Tourism (ONMT), said in a meeting last Wednesday that “Morocco wants to attract 1.5 million tourists in the next two years” which will require an additional MAD 400 million over and above the cost of 2020 strategic vision. This plan focuses on tourists from Germany and the United States. Morocco’s plan is to forge new partnerships with airlines and open 57 aerial routes.Zouiten also explained that the office primarily uses digital media to provide information regarding Morocco’s geographical distribution of tourism, enhance Morocco’s reputation for tourism, and announce the administrative procedures needed for foreign tourists to come to Morocco.  “These steps which will be available next month, will enable 80 percent of tourists to use the Internet for planning and booking their trips,’’ he added. read more

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GM Canada to keep Maven carsharing in Toronto as number of US

David Paddon, The Canadian Press TORONTO — General Motors will continue to operate its Maven car-sharing service in Toronto despite plans to pull out of eight North American markets, including New York City and Chicago.GM Canada spokeswoman Jennifer Wright says the company continues to look for opportunities to improve and expand its Maven car-sharing operations in Canada.Maven’s Toronto fleet started in February 2018 with about 40 vehicles and a dozen Toronto locations — mostly in the downtown core and midtown neighbourhoods.The number of locations has more than doubled to 29 with more than 60 vehicles.Toronto was the first city outside the United States to have Maven, starting about two years after it was launched in 2016 in the United States.GM Canada has also designated Toronto as the future home of a “mobility campus” at the Eastern Avenue industrial corridor, east of the Don River Valley.“It will be a multi-use site (that includes) a dealership — you know, retail sales — but also a hotbed to show some of these latest innovations,” Wright said Tuesday.GM continues to say it is committed to doing research and development in Canada, even as it plans to end vehicle assembly in Oshawa, Ont., by the end of this year.GM Canada president Travis Hester announced May 8, along with Unifor national president Jerry Dias, that about 22 hectares of the Oshawa facility will be converted into a test track for autonomous and other advanced vehicles.That would complement a nearby GM R&D centre in Oshawa and another north of Toronto in Markham. The two R&D facilities work on advanced safety, infotainment, software development and autonomous vehicle technology read more

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US must take Sri Lanka as an example says Gammanpila

He said that there were reports that the army will prevent Sirisena from taking office as part of a coup in support of Rajapaksa.However Gammanpila said there was no coup and Rajapaksa accepted the results of the election and gracefully stepped down. (Colombo Gazette) The United States must take Sri Lanka as an example and accept the outcome of the Presidential election, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila said today.He said that no one protested when Maithripala Sirisena won the last Presidential election and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa ensured there was a smooth transition of power. Gammanpila recalled that hours before the final results were announced at the 2015 Presidential election, Rajapaksa met current Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and discussed the smooth transition of power. However, he says in the US, supporters of defeated Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have been protesting and have refused to accept Donald Trump as the new President. read more

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Winners chosen in weekly Family Campaign draw

Two winners have been chosen in this week’s weekly draw for the Family Campaign.Michael J. Armstrong, associate professor in the Faculty of Business, and Karen Merritt, human resources officer in Human Resources, Environment, Health and Safety, are this week’s winners. They have won their choice of:$47 Brock One Card (usable at all food services on campus)$47 gift certificate for Centre for the Arts$47 gift certificate for the Campus StoreWeekly draws will continue until the campaign ends on Oct. 7.Related stories:• Volunteers needed for Family Campaign• Physics, Registrar’s Office create their own student awards read more

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Hamilton Animal Services returns rescued beaver to its natural habitat

A brave beaver, who was rescued by Hamilton Animal Services last month, has been returned to its natural habitat.The rodent was saved by a quick-thinking animal services officer after it became wedged in between two bars of a wrought iron fence at a home in Stoney Creek on April 25.The officer used soap to help the beaver slither from in between the bars. It was taken to Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge in Jarvis, Ont. to be rehabilitated after suffering injuries from the fence. “After spending some time at the refuge regaining his strength, last week Animal Services released the beaver back in its original habitat so that he could return to his family,” said City of Hamilton spokesperson Ann Lamanes in a news release. Hamilton Animal Services is reminding residents if you see sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife to stay back from the animal, look for signs of an injury, leave it in its natural habitat, and call animal services at 905-574-3433. “Mom, I’m home!” – after spending time at a wildlife refuge, the beaver rescued by #HamOnt Animal Services is back in its original habitat. pic.twitter.com/xAAogndkQq— City of Hamilton (@cityofhamilton) May 8, 2017 read more

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Ottawa officers step in to help exhausted mom – by mowing her

ALSO IN THE NEWSGrateful skunk declines to spray police after rescueDND to lease parking lots to deal with Carling headquarters parking chaos, parkade planned for laterOttawa deputy police chief won’t be suspended amid sexual harassment complaint Ottawa police handout Ottawa police Const. Genevieve Bolduc To serve, protect … and mow?When a mom with a high-needs teen was having a truly trying day earlier this month, Ottawa police officers went beyond the call of duty to help, including mowing the woman’s lawn.Constables Genevieve Bolduc and Lisa Beaucage were dispatched Sept. 8 when the 18-year-old broke two windows of the family van in a west-end parking lot during an outing.Bolduc and Beaucage, who’d been called to help the family before, helped calm the young man, who has a disability, and spoke to his “clearly exhausted” mom.The officers cleaned up the glass and escorted mother and son home to make sure they were safe.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.As the officers pulled up to their home on a well-kept street, they could see that the lawn needed mowing. The mom explained that her mower had broken two months before but she’d been too busy to deal with it.While Beaucage, who “has experience in small engine repair,” figured out what part was needed to fix the machine, Bolduc borrowed a neighbour’s mower.Within 15 minutes, it was done.“It was a small gesture, but she felt like she was being supported,” Bolduc said. “She was crying when we first saw her and by the time we left, she was laughing.“I’m glad we could lighten her load.” read more

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Denmark Round 3 New defeats for KIF and AaB

2Nordsjælland Handball321076-7065 11FHK Elite310268-74-62 How difficult and balanced is Danish “Jack & Jones” League we can see from the fact that two Danish representative in Champions League, KIF Kolding and AaB has a lot of problems from beginning of the season. With such names as Spellerberg, Nikolic and Christiansen, Kolding lost two from three games and stay 12th from 14 teams with just one point. Last punisher was Silkeborg 27:29. Current champion AaB Handbold suffer hard defeat in Arhus 30:38, what was their second defeat in three rounds.Bjerringbro-Silkeborg -KIF Kolding 29 – 27Bjerringbro-Silkeborg: Frederik Petersen 8, Mads Øris Nielsen 6, Nikolaj Øris Nielsen 6, Dennis Kirkegaard 3, Jesper T. Ahle 3, Rasmus Lauge Schmidt 2, Goran Kozomara 1KIF Kolding: Lasse Mikkelsen 8, Bo Spellerberg 6 , Ratko Nikolic 4 , Anders Oechsler 2, Simon Edelberg Jensen 2, Lars Christiansen 2, Mads Forslund 1, Lukas Karlsson 1, Boris Schnuckel 1Århus Håndbold – AaB Håndbold 38 – 30Tvis/Holste.-Viborg 31-28 (15-13)Nordsjælland-FIF, Kbh. 23-22 (10-6)FC Midtjylland – Mors-Thy Håndbold 32 – 32 14Viborg HK300376-88-120 13Mors -Thy Handball301287-104-171 5Team Facts Holstebro320197-9344 1Aarhus Handball330092-79136 7HC Midtjylland311191-9013 8Lemvig Handball310280-7642 AaB HandboldDenmark HandballKIF Kolding 6Bjerringbro -Silkeborg320185-86-14 4AG Handball220060-5554 10Skjern Handball210147-51-42 3FIF320175-63124 9AaB Handball310290-92-22 12KIF Kolding301282-85-31 ← Previous Story ASOBAL (Round 2): Easy wins for Barca and Ciudad Real Next Story → Rhein Neckar Lowen looking for a right back read more

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Cervar to take over the Macedonian National Team

← Previous Story Boris Denič substitute for Serdarusic in Celje PL Next Story → RNL sacked Lindgren – Gudmundsson is the new boss According to the speculations in the Macedonian media, the current manager of the men’s National Team, Ljubomir Savevski, is likely to face a dismissal from the managerial position. The likely replacement is to be no other person but – Lino Cervar, who has been the manager of Metalurg in the past two seasons, but without any great success.The sponsor of Metalurg and the possibly new “sponsor” of the men’s National Team is supposed to keep his eyes closed about Cervar’s early elimination in the Champions League qualifiers this season, and to install him as the manager, completing his ideas to have him leading his club and his country. Savevski is blamed for the failure to qualify to the World Cup 2011, and is also facing possible boycott in the national team because of the few national team players that he made leave Vardar. read more

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Girl makes her own prosthetic leg out of Lego

first_imgIf you have access to the internet, you’ve most likely seen a plethora of impressive Lego projects — such as a life-sized X-Wing composed of five million Lego bricks, or a minimalistic-but-instantly-identifiable model of Stephen Hawking. However, you likely have never seen someone walking around in public using a Lego construction as a limb replacement. Furthermore, you likely have never seen someone build that Lego prosthetic, then attach it to themselves. Christina Stephens has a prosthetic leg, and a coworker in the research lab where she works joked that she probably couldn’t build a prosthetic out of Lego and wear it around. Well, Stephens took it as a challenge, and built her own prosthetic leg out of Lego and wore it around.The video shows Christina building the actual prosthetic leg out of a box filled with Lego parts, then attaching each layer to her leg. Eventually, she attaches the Lego foot to the new, colorful prosthetic, stands up, and the Lego construction doesn’t immediately crumble like you may have imagined it would.We’ve learned that a single Lego brick can take a lot of punishment: it takes a Lego tower 2.17 miles high in order to crush one brick. Furthermore, the average Lego brick can be used 31,112 times before it becomes unusable, where “using” means attached to and detached from another brick. So, the weight of a single human likely wouldn’t instantly destroy a well-made prosthetic Lego leg, which is essentially just a small Lego tower that is much shorter than 2.17 miles high.Stephens does experience problems, however — almost instantly — but they don’t have to do with the integrity of the bricks. The ankle portion of the leg isn’t equipped to handle the stress of walking angles, and the bricks become detached more than once, leaving the foot separate of the leg.A Lego prosthetic limb isn’t exactly practical, but if given the right Lego pieces, one could conceivably make a limb that is able to bend in the appropriate areas.last_img read more

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Découvrez les images dun barrage de 850 mètres construit au Canada par

first_imgDécouvrez les images d’un barrage de 850 mètres construit au Canada par des castorsCanada – La province d’Alberta héberge une construction assez inhabituelle : le plus grand barrage construit par des castors. Long de 850 mètres, il est même visible depuis l’espace sur des images satellites.Les habiles castors sont capables de mettre en œuvre ce genre de construction avec pour seuls outils leurs dents. Ils utilisent du bois, de la boue et de la pierre pour fabriquer ces barrages près desquels ils peuvent circuler en sécurité. Les castors sont en effet de très bons nageurs, mais sont malheureusement beaucoup moins habiles lorsqu’il s’agit de marcher. Grâce à ces barrages, il leur est plus facile d’échapper à leurs prédateurs, comme les coyotes ou les ours.Le barrage en question mesure 850 mètres. Il est situé dans la partie sud du parc national Wood Buffalo. Sa construction a débuté en 1975, et ils procèdent depuis lors à des réparations régulières de l’ouvrage.Les barrages bâtis par des castors mesurent en général moins de 75 mètres. Les scientifiques pensent que la construction de celui-ci a nécessité l’intervention de plusieurs familles, lesquelles se sont attelées quotidiennement à la tâche.À lire aussiQuand un panda s’attaque à un bonhomme de neige au CanadaCes barrages ont un effet bénéfique sur l’environnement : quand la matière végétale utilisée meurt, elle se transforme en tourbe qui stocke du CO2, y compris celui rejeté par les activités humaines.Découvrez le barrage en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/barrage/des-castors-construisent-un-barrage-de-850-metres-de-long_art7217.htmlLe 7 mai 2010 à 12:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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