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8 Indian Companies In Fortune 500 Global List

first_imgIndian Oil Corporation and Reliance Industries are among eight Indian companies to make the 2010 Fortune magazine’s list of the 500 largest companies in the world. The list was topped by Wal-Mart, which had $408.21 billon in revenues. 139 U.S. companies made the list, followed by Japan with 71 and China with 46. Rank CompanyRevenues Billions  125 IOC $54.28 175 RIL $41.08 282 SBI $28.21 307 BPCL $26.59 354 HPCL $23.88 410 Tata Steel $21.58 413 ONGC $21.44   442 Tata Motors $19.51  Related Itemslast_img read more

World Junior Sprint Queen Briana Williams Fails Doping Test

first_imgKingston: Double world under-20 sprint champion Briana Williams could miss next month’s World Championships after reportedly testing positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).The Jamaican daily The Gleaner said that the 17-year-old initially failed the doping test after the National Senior Championships between June 20-23 where she placed third in the 100 metres to secure a spot in the national team for the World Championships in Doha. The newspaper said Tuesday that the ‘B’ sample had reportedly confirmed the presence of the substance.Williams’ representative Emir Crowne said they had not yet received confirmation of the ‘B’ sample and insisted that the sprinter had not done anything wrong.Her team reportedly say that the teenager used a contaminated cold and flu medication — which she had declared on her testing protocol form — as the source of the banned substance.”Our primary position will be that Ms Williams bears no fault in the circumstances and there should be no sanctions levied against her. That will be our primary position,” Crowne told The Gleaner.The medication, which does not list HCTZ as an active ingredient, was subsequently sent by Williams’ team to be tested independently in the USA, where it was confirmed that it was contaminated with traces of the banned diuretic, the newspaper reported.Florida-born Williams was just 16 when she won the 100m and 200m at last year’s World Under-20 Championships in Tampere which gained her nominations for the IAAF Female Rising Start and the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Awards.The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is set to name its team for Doha on September 6.Last week, American sprinter Christian Coleman vowed to fight allegations that he missed three drug tests, saying he is confident a September hearing will clear him to compete at the World Championships. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. athleticsBriana WilliamsDopingworld championships First Published: August 28, 2019, 5:08 PM ISTlast_img read more

Hearing over, Narsingh awaits decision on Olympic fate

first_imgRio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (PTI) Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadavs chances of competing in the Olympics continued to hang in balance after the completion of a CAS hearing into the World Anti-Doping Agencys appeal against the clean chit given to him in a dope scandal by NADA. Narsinghs name appeared in the official schedule released today after he underwent the regular weigh-in. He is scheduled to take on Frances Zelimkhan Khadjiev in the qualification round but that would depend on the ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) set to be out in the next three-four hours. The embattled 74kg category grappler has maintained that his scandalous dope test was a result of conspiracy by rivals who spiked his food or drinks. “We are very hopeful of a positive response. We have argued our case well. The meeting went on for four hours and the lawyers from WADA checked all the evidence and documents provided by us,” IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta told PTI. “We are now waiting for their verdict which will be sent out on email within three-four hours time. We cannot say about the verdict now. But we are positive that Narsingh will get to play his bout tomorrow,” he added. If he is cleared, it will be interesting to see how the World Championship bronze-medallist overcomes the mental trauma to give his best. Having grabbed the quota by virtue of his bronze in Las Vegas 2015, Narsinghs road to Rio was fraught with obstacles after he was named to represent India ahead of double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar. Sushil dragged Narsingh to Delhi High Court and a bitter courtroom tussle followed but the judgement went in latters favour. There was more drama in store for the Asian Games bronze-medallist after he returned positive for a banned steroid following a dope test in June by the NADA. Narsinghs roommate at the SAI centre in Sonipat also tested positive for the same substance but WFI backed the Mumbai-based wrestlers claims of a foul-play. Days before the Olympics, Narsingh was cleared of doping charges by the NADA who said the wrestler was indeed a victim of sabotage and deserved the benefit of doubt. However, his hopes were dealt a massive blow when WADA challenged the NADAs decision and moved the CAS amid speculation that the wrestler may face a ban up to four years. Sandeep Tomar (57kg) is the other Indian wrestler in action tomorrow and has been drawn to face Russias Viktor Lebedev in the pre-quarterfinal. PTI TAP PM AH PMadvertisementlast_img read more

NEUFC move up despite 0-0 draw in Jamshedpur

first_imgJamshedpur, Dec 1 (PTI) NorthEast United FC continued with their slow but steady progress in the Indian Super League despite a frustrating goal-less draw against Jamshedpur FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Saturday. The defence of both the teams proved to be too sturdy to break down as they cancelled out each other at the end of 90 minutes. After the draw, NorthEast are at second spot in the league table with 18 points from nine matches while the hard-earned point consolidated Jamshedpur’s fourth spot and preserved their unbeaten run at home this season. The teams began by passing and prodding and the first chance came when a hopeful punt by Memo for Pablo Morgado allowed the winger to slip in between Robert Lalthlamuana and Mislav Komorski to dribble into the box. The Spanish winger struck a sweet shot that flew inches wide off the post. Both defences stayed compact and made it hard for the opposing strikers to make runs in behind the backline. Clear-cut chances were few and far between in the first half. Bartholomew Ogbeche chested a ball down into the path of Rowllin Borges inside the box in the 12th minute. But the midfielder lashed the ball over the bar. Mario Arques’ effort in the 22nd minute also suffered the same fate. The midfielder pounced on to a loose ball and unleashed a strike from 30 yards that failed to trouble NorthEast custodian Pawan Kumar. In the second half, Federico Gallego and Provat Lakra combined well on the right flank and caused a nervy moment for the home side inside the box in the 57th minute. The former teased a ball towards the far post and Tiri produced an overhead kick to clear the ball away from danger.advertisement A minute later, Gallego surged into the box and sent a powerful shot at the goal that forced the game’s first save, off Jamshedpur custodian Subrata Paul. At the other end, Memo was treated to a fine chance inside the box from a corner kick in the 61st minute. The delivery into the box found Memo in the centre but Gallego’s sliding block denied the midfielder a goal. In the 70th minute, Farukh Choudhary sprinted down the right flank and fed the ball to Mobashir Rahman who was positioned at the edge of the box. The young midfielder hit a dipping volley that flew inches over the crossbar. Ogbeche had a late chance to get a winner after Tiri lost the ball in a dangerous area but the Nigerian’s weak attempt was blocked away as the teams settled for a point each. PTI PDS PDSPDSlast_img read more

Supreme Court adjourns hearing on BCCI operations to May 2

first_imgThe Supreme Court bench of Justices S.A. Bobde and A.M. Sapre is expected to hear the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) matter on Thursday, has adjourned the hearing for May 2.With numerous interim applications pending before the apex court, amicus curiae P.S. Narasimha met officials from the state cricket bodies along with the three Committee of Administrators (CoA) members on Wednesday to discuss the objections of the state associations to certain proposals of the Lodha panel.The amicus curiae had told the state associations that they will have to register their constitution in toto with the proposals of the Lodha Panel to get their grant.Speaking to IANS, a senior state official had said on Wednesday that the meeting with Narasimha was aimed to ensure that the genuine issues faced by the state associations were paid heed to and a solution was reached.”Today the amicus met a number of state associations along with the CoA to try and arrive at a solution to the applications filed by the associations in the Supreme Court. It was felt that over a period of time, the CoA had gathered a lot of acrimony vis-a-vis the state cricket associations and that had resulted in not only a deadlock, but also the inclusion of certain restrictions with regard to administration of cricket,” the official had said.While the amicus looked at the basic areas that needed amendment, the more serious issues will be addressed by the court, including those which affect the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution of India.advertisementAlso Read | BCCI state bodies look at Supreme Court with hope, hearing on Thursdaylast_img read more

Iowa LB Amani Jones Could Be Switching Positions For Next Season

first_imgIowa Hawkeyes' mascot takes the field at Kinnick Stadium.IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 7: Mascot “Herky the Hawk” of the Iowa Hawkeyes takes the field before the match-up against the Missouri State Bears on September 7, 2013 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 28-14. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Iowa will be without a few impact players in the trenches this spring, yet the coaching staff may have found a potential playmaker on the defensive line. After spending the past few seasons as an inside linebacker for the Hawkeyes, Amani Jones could eventually switch positions.With Anthony Nelson and Parker Hesse gone from the program, head coach Kirk Ferentz needs to find replacements. At the very least, he’ll have to find ways to generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks.Well, it looks like Jones could be the answer to that problem. Despite struggling mightily on the field in 2018, the recent change in position is proving to beneficial for both parties.Jones holds plenty of value on special teams, but it’d be even better if he could become a three-down player.During the past few spring practices, the Hawkeyes have converted Jones into a defensive end. His athleticism and burst off the line of scrimmage isn’t going unnoticed by his teammates or coaches.From Hawk Central:“I’ve seen a monster,” returning defensive end A.J. Epenesa said with a grin. “A little bully out there. So strong. So fast. Powerful, right off the edge. It looks pretty good.”Linebackers coach Seth Wallace said discussions about a position change for Jones began a few months ago. “He’s a high-energy kid, somebody who has a passion for his game,” Wallace said. “You could argue, is he one of the 11 best true football players we could put on the field defensively? Maybe.”Clearly the Hawkeyes are impressed by Jones’ transition in recent weeks. He’d give them a huge boost on the defensive line if he could become a legitimate contributor.We’ll see if this change becomes permanent as the season gets closer.[Hawk Central]last_img read more

Brazil Strike Affecting Meat and Grain Exports

first_imgzoom Legal procedures for the unloading of cargoes such as meat and grain at ports across Brazil may be affected due to industrial action carried out by around 70% of the country’s health supervisors, according to GAC.Unionised Brazilian federal agricultural agents have been on strike since Friday, September 18, demanding higher wages and opposing proposed budget cuts, according to the Federal Agricultural Agents’ Union (Anffa).All the exportation supervisor staff at the ports of Santos and Itajai, two of the biggest in the country and responsible for a major part of the loading and unloading of meat and grains, have been out on strike.There is currently no end date forecast for the strike. However, representatives of the striking workers say that basic services will be provided to ensure public health and the health of cattle and vegetables.The supervisors are responsible for the release of Brazilian cargo in foreign ports, amongst other activities. The industrial action is primarily affecting exports of grain and meat, though there are also fears that it may affect maize exports, GAC says.Image: Anffalast_img read more

Facebook CoFounder reportedly lobbying for firms break up

first_imgSan Francisco: Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes is not just stopping at voicing his opinion favouring the break up of the social network. New reports suggests that he is in talks with influential US government officials who are evaluating the market power of the company. Hughes has argued in favour of breaking up Facebook from Instagram and WhatsApp — companies which the social network acquired, CNET reported on Thursday, citing The Washington Post and The New York Times. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year In an opinion piece in the NYT in May, Hughes said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has yielded “unchecked power” and influence “far beyond that of anyone else in the private sector or in government”. Zuckerberg, however, rejected these calls, saying the size of the social media giant was actually a benefit to its users and the security of the democratic process. Hughes’s lobbying efforts come at a time when the US Department of Justice’s anti-trust division is reviewing whether and how market-leading online platforms have achieved market power and are engaging in practices that have reduced competition, stifled innovation or, otherwise, harmed consumers. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India The review will consider the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs have expressed about search, social media, and some retail services online, the US Department of Justice said this week. Facebook has agreed to pay a historic penalty of $5 billion to settle the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that the company deceived users about their ability to control the privacy of their personal information.last_img read more

High school athlete dies after freak accident during rugby game

first_imgMONTAGUE, P.E.I. – A high school has withdrawn from P.E.I. schools’ rugby league for the season following the death of a student athlete who sustained brain injuries on the field.Montague Regional High School has confirmed the death of Brodie McCarthy, 18, from a brain injury sustained during a rugby tournament in Summerside.“Brodie was one of the nicest kids you could ever meet,” Seana Evans-Renaud, the school’s principal, said in a phone interview Monday.She said McCarthy was injured during a routine play at the David Voye Memorial Rugby Tournament which resulted in bleeding from two different parts of his brain.He was taken to a Summerside hospital and then transported to Moncton, where doctors conducted surgery on his brain Friday night.On Saturday, doctors conducted a CAT scan which revealed no brain activity, Evans-Renaud said.Phil Bridges, school sport coordinator for the P.E.I. School Athletic Association, confirmed Monday that the Montague school’s boys and girls’ teams have withdrawn from their leagues for the season.He said that the association has cancelled or postponed rugby games that were scheduled for this week.“Out of respect for the family, for the Montague regional school, the community of Montague and the entire rugby community, the PEISAA has cancelled or postponed the games that were scheduled to be played this week,” Bridges said in a phone interview.Evans-Renaud said McCarthy’s parents donated his organs because, a month earlier, he expressed to them if anything were to happen to him, that’s what he would have wanted.“One of the teachers said, ‘You could never get mad at him.’ He was just always smiling, always being an all-around good guy, good friend and a good brother.”The teenager would have graduated in June.McCarthy was an avid athlete, Evans-Renaud said, and excelled in multiple sports. He helped lead the Kings County Kings Midget AAA hockey team to several victories during the 2017-2018 season.Rob Newson, the executive director of Hockey P.E.I., said he was saddened to hear about McCarthy’s death in a “freak accident.”The boy’s parents were very active in the hockey community; his father, David, was a coach for the midget AA team while mother Lisa was a trainer for the team as well, he said.“It’s going to impact the family and community for a long time to come. We share their pain within the hockey community as well,” Newson said. “When something like this happens, it impacts us all.”A GoFundMe page created to help cover the McCarthy family’s costs had already surpassed its $10,000 goal within 18 hours.According to Statistics Canada, rugby was the third most common sport in which 15- to 19-year-old males sustained concussions and other brain injuries between 2012 and 2014, behind ice hockey and football.In 2013, Rowan Stringer, a 17-year-old high school rugby player from Ottawa, suffered two concussions in one week before sustaining a third during a rugby game that led to her death two days later.In March, Ontario passed Rowan’s Law, concussion safety legislation designed to protect amateur athletes and educate coaches about the dangers of head injuries. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.— By Fadila Chater in Halifaxlast_img read more

Innu elders annual walk ends early following snowmobile incident

first_imgJustin Brake APTN NewsOn Monday, Tshaukuesh “Elizabeth” Penashue embarked on her annual trek to Nutshimit — the Innu term for “on the land” — but had to turn back after an incident that may have left her injured.A Facebook post by Penashue’s daughter-in-law Tuesday said the elder was on the back of a snowmobile trying to pass through slush on the ice when the snowmobile tipped over and Penashue hurt her knee.“She says that she didn’t want to go back home. She really wanted to stay out in Nutshimit. She says that there was a lot of slush on the ice which made the skidoo tip over while she was on the back of it,” Bernice Webber Penashue wrote in the Facebook post.“She said that she will wait for her sons to finish the Cain’s Quest [snowmobile] Race and talk to them with her family members about her walk. She is hoping she can still continue her walk if all is well with her knee. She is still waiting for results at the hospital. Please keep her in your prayers.”For almost 20 years the respected Innu elder from Sheshatshiu First Nation has led the weeks-long journey into the Labrador backcountry as a way to highlight the importance of maintaining the traditional ways of the Innu, and of preserving Innu culture and identity.Among the greatest threats to loss of language, culture and traditions are large-scale industrial development projects in Nitassinan, the Innu word for “our land,” she said.Penashue cites the Voisey’s Bay mine and the Muskrat Falls hydro project as two projects where she feels government did not listen to the people and went ahead with developing on Innu lands in ways that would hurt Innu people.“Sometimes the government said, oh, the people, he don’t hunt, he don’t go anymore in the bush; it’s not true. It’s not true,” she said ahead of her walk, which began Monday afternoon.“We want to show government, Innu people…respect the land, animals, and the water. And my people, the children, young children — I don’t want the children get lost, our culture.”Penashue opens her walk to anyone who would like to join her, but she’s particularly interested in bringing along Innu youth, who she says are at risk of losing their identity.“I explain many times [to] my grandchildren — I said it’s very, very important, school, and our culture. You’re Innu. Don’t ever ever think, ‘I’m a white person’. No. You got to know, you Innu people. And you’ve got to learn. I don’t want you to get lost. Our culture is so important.”Fifteen-year-old Jolene Tshakapesh of Natuashish First Nation was one of several youth who are accompanying Penashue this year.She said Monday she was looking forward to “[going] hunting with Elizabeth,” and to “enjoy the nature.”Penashue said she wanted to show those joining her the traditional Innu ways of hunting and setting up camp in the woods — and that she planned to share stories before bed in the evenings.Lucas Meilach-Boston traveled to Sheshatshiu from Toronto; it was to be his second walk.“I just wanted to come back again and be part of it again, and be here to walk in solidarity with Innu people as they celebrate their culture and their heritage and show their strength,” he said Monday.“What Elizabeth wants from [the walk] is what I want to share, and that’s to show people how important the land is, and how important animals are, and how important the trees ard, and that the Innu people know how to respect those things, and that their way of life is strong — and that it’s important and still exists.”Penashue has long advocated for Innu rights in the face of colonial encroachment on Nitassinan and amid the ongoing dispossession of Innu people from their homeland.She has been arrested while defending her land from the harms of the NATO low-level flying exercises in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, and subsequently the Voisey’s Bay mine.In recent years she has been an outspoken critic of Muskrat Falls, which she says threatens the water Innu and wildlife depend on.In 2014, she wanted to walk to the Muskrat Falls site to visit the falls one last time before they were flooded. Nalcor Energy, the Crown corporation building the dam, denied her request.“Old people very sad what happened, like Muskrat Falls, and Voisey’s Bay. It damage our land, our river, and…we want to make government understand why the people always concerned.”Penashue and the approximately 12 others were planning to hike across Lake Melville to the base of the Mealy Mountains, where they would set up camp for a day or two before continuing into the mountains.The walk was to last three weeks.last_img read more

Air quality advisory for Fort St John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A ‘Dust Advisory’ has been issued for Fort St. John due to high concentrations of particulate matter (PM10).The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with Northern Health, issued the ‘Air Quality Advisory’ which will remain in effect until further notice.Exposure to PM 10 is particularily a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease. Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise near busy roads until the advisory is lifted.If you are experiencing symptoms such as continuing eye or throat irritation, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, cough or wheezing, follow the advice of your health care provider.Real-time air quality observations and information regarding the health effects of airpollution can be found at www.bcairquality.ca.For more information on current air quality; CLICK HEREVisit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.last_img read more

UN agencies pledge support to Ghana in its bid to win war

23 April 2009The heads of the two United Nations food agencies announced today that they would bolster efforts to reduce the impact of the global financial crisis on the millions of hungry and poor in Ghana. Although Ghana has experienced success in bucking the trend of increasing numbers of people going hungry worldwide, the population of 23 million faces threats from the global financial crisis, rising inflation, hikes in food prices and climate related setbacks, such as floods and droughts, warned the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).According to FAO figures, the estimated number of undernourished people in the West African country dropped steadily from 5.4 million people between 1990 and 1992 to 3 million between 1995 and 97. Ghana witnessed a further decrease to 1.9 million hungry people in the general population during the 2003-2005 period although the situation for undernourished children did not improve.“The global financial crisis is a major threat to the progress that Ghana has made in the fight against hunger and poverty,” said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran during a joint four-day visit to the country with FAO. FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf said that the country has shown that real progress against hunger, malnutrition and poverty “can be achieved through growth and diversity in agriculture and better access to food, but Ghana will need greater support in identifying and helping the millions of people who remain food insecure and vulnerable.”At the peak of the lean agricultural season in June and July, WFP and FAO will join forces to strengthen food security and nutritional well-being in the three northern regions of the country through the UN Trust Fund for Human Security, via a joint programme targeting approximately half a million people. The initiative includes land reforestation and the construction of irrigation systems and small dams. FAO and WFP will also collaborate on the Purchase for Progress scheme, designed to shift local procurement to smallholder farmers. read more

Leading sports organizations join UN response to Indian Ocean tsunami

“This is a time for sport to play its role to help in rebuilding strong communities, overcoming the trauma and making sure that people have access to recreation and sports facilities necessary for their recovery and development,” said Adolf Ogi, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, as he wrapped up a roundtable discussion held at the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG).The meeting was organized in the framework of the International Year of Sport and Physical Education, and was hosted by Mr. Ogi and Claude Droussent, Editorial Director of L’Equipe, the French sports daily.According to the UN, several sports organizations have already pitched in. The International Volleyball Federation has announced a $3 million contribution to the recovery activities, and the International Rugby Board used proceeds from a North-South rugby match to grant a $3.35 million check to the World Food Programme (WFP). read more

Homelessness campaign results in Community Care support

It was bitterly cold, mentally exhausting and physically taxing, but in the end each moment spent sleeping outside was worth it for the Brock students who participated in last month’s 5 Days for the Homeless campaign.The initiative, which had students camped outside of the Mackenzie Chown Complex from March 12 to 16, raised close to $9,000 in monetary and non-perishable food donations in support of Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold. Donations were collected until the end of March.Led by the Goodman Business Students’ Association, a Goodman School of Business Club, the event was part of a national campaign that strives to raise awareness of youth homelessness.Throughout the week, students gave up their beds, showers and hot meals, opting instead to sleep outside and eat only donated food. With the exception of homework and sharing their 5 Days for the Homeless experience through social media, they also gave up their use of technology and continued going to classes.The experience left Breanne Van Den Breemen feeling both lucky and thankful to have a bed to return home to.The 19-year-old Hamilton native has never known a life on the streets, but the cause remains close to her heart. Van Den Breemen has a close relative who experienced homelessness for many years and knows the toll it can take on a family.While the second-year Brock Bachelor of Arts student expected the 5 Days campaign to be eye-opening, she could not anticipate the shift in perspective she experienced.As she looks ahead to a career in teaching, Van Den Breemen says the experience has made her more mindful and respectful of her future students’ situations.“I want to go into the teaching profession and I know I’ll be working with students who are going through difficult personal circumstances,” she said.“There will always be a challenge in the classroom and although I recognize that I won’t know what every student is going through, participating in 5 Days for the Homeless has given me a greater respect for youth homelessness. Knowing that everyone has a different story is crucial to my future job as a teacher.”Van Den Breemen said it was difficult to continue going to class during the week while her eating and sleeping patterns were constantly disrupted, which ultimately affected her focus.“I’m grateful for this experience because it has made me more aware. At the end of the week I got to go home and sleep in my bed and there are a lot of people who don’t have the opportunity to do that,” she said.Goodman School of Business Dean Andrew Gaudes said the national campaign gives students an opportunity for a life-changing experience.“The connections and interactions the students made during the campaign will change how people see homelessness and how it affects everyone in our community,” he said.“This is an incredible accomplishment and it’s clear that the efforts the students put into this campaign has reached into the hearts of the community and they have contributed in support of homelessness.” read more

Delays cancellations and repairs fuelling rise in commuter violence at Britains train

Commuter frustration over cancelled services, delays and lengthy refurbishments has been blamed for a huge increase in violent incidents at railway stations across the country. It was the scene of a vicious attack on Sir Christopher Meyer, the former British ambassador, who was knocked unconscious by a teenager while boarding a train at Victoria tube station last year. London’s Victoria station was revealed to be the most dangerous in the UK, with 250 violent incidents reported to police by passengers over the past 12 months. Figures obtained under Freedom of Information revealed that some of Britain’s busiest stations have seen incidents almost double over the past four years. Stratford, Liverpool… read more

Pour séduire la femelle les guppys sentourent de compagnons peu attrayants

first_imgPour séduire la femelle, les guppys s’entourent de compagnons peu attrayantsLorsqu’il s’agit de trouver une partenaire d’accouplement, les guppys mâles se rapprochent de leurs semblables moins attrayants pour se distinguer de la masse, selon une nouvelle étude. Lorsqu’il y a une femelle en jeu, mieux vaut s’entourer de laids compagnons. Telle semble la devise adoptée par les guppys, petits poissons colorés d’aquarium. Une équipe de chercheurs de l’Université de Padoue, en Italie, a récemment mis en évidence la tendance de monsieur guppy à se rapprocher de ses comparses aux couleurs plus ternes que les siennes lorsqu’une partenaire potentielle entre en scène. En cause : la fixation des femelles pour les grandes taches aux couleurs flamboyantes.”Les mâles choisissent délibérément le contexte social qui maximise leur attrait relatif” souligne l’étude récemment publiée dans la revue Proceedings of the Royal Society. Clelia Gasparini, auteur principale, développe dans un communiqué : “Si vous êtes entouré par des amis laids, on vous remarque d’avantage”. De quoi inspirer les séducteurs en quête d’une partenaire en ce jour de la Saint Valentin…The Bachelor version Guppy Pour en arriver à une telle conclusion, les chercheurs ont mené une série d’expériences sur des guppys sauvages selon un protocole digne des plus grandes émissions de téléréalité. Le principe : un mâle guppy célibataire doit choisir entre deux prétendantes placées à chaque extrémité d’un aquarium. La première est entourée d’une foule de beaux mâles aux couleurs chatoyantes tandis que la deuxième, moins chanceuse, doit se contenter d’un harem aux teintes bien plus fades.  
À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Lorsque le célibataire est placé au milieu de l’aquarium, celui-ci a tendance à passer plus de temps avec la deuxième prétendante. Certains sujets ont même été jusqu’à dépenser 62% de leur temps aux côtés de cette candidate. Selon les chercheurs, plus le sujet passe de temps avec la femelle entourée de mâles ternes et plus il augmente ses chances de pouvoir être choisi comme partenaire d’accouplement. Une technique qui semble donc plutôt bien rodée. (Crédit photo : Clelia Gasparini)Le 14 février 2013 à 16:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

A STRONG FOCUS ON HEALTH IN TOURISM

first_img CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region Related Items:carpha, dr. lisa indar, tourism symposium, turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Oct 2014 – The Turks and Caicos Tourism Symposium welcomes Dr. Lisa Indar, who is a Programme Manager with CARPHA. Dr. Indar, on day one, will focus on: “Health and Tourism, Emerging threat to the Tourism Industry in the Region; a Health Pandemic.” Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aidlast_img read more

DuPont Young Leaders Participate in ASA Board Meeting Meet with DuPont Leadership

first_imgSelect members of the 2014 class of ASA DuPont Young Leaders met earlier this month in Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, Del.Adam Cloninger (AR); Andrew and Savannah Moore (GA); Matt Hinderer (MI);  Michael Petefish (MN); Joe Ericson (ND); Jay and Alice Ann Yeargin (TN) and Jonathan Gibbs (WI) participated in the ASA Board of Directors Meeting, Legislative Issues Forum and made Hill visits with their respective states. Young Leaders then traveled to Wilmington, Del. where they toured DuPont’s Stine Haskell Research Facility, interacted with Rik Miller, DuPont Crop Protection president, and Ed Makowski, director of marketing. Young Leaders also toured DuPont’s Chesapeake Farms. The Washington and Wilmington program is an optional final phase of the ASA DuPont Young Leader Programs. Participants submitted an application to participate.ASA is currently seeking nominees for the 2015 Class of Young Leaders who will meet at DuPont Pioneer’s headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 18-21, 2014 and continue their training Feb. 24 – 28, 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz. in conjunction with the 20th annual Commodity Classic.Applications are being accepted online here. One grower or grower couple will be selected from each of ASA’s 26 state affiliates, including the Grain Farmers of Ontario.last_img read more