Canada 150 program results in brain gain for Canadian universities Duncan

first_imgOTTAWA – Last June, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan hung out the “we’re hiring” sign and dangled grants of up to $1 million to try and lure some of the best and brightest international researchers to come to work in Canada.Nine months later, 24 scientists have been given the nod, 10 of whom are Canadians coming home from all over the world.Duncan calls it a “brain gain.”“We’re in a global talent competition,” Duncan said. “All the research superpowers want to pull the best and brightest to their countries.”The Canada 150 Research Chairs program was introduced last year with $117 million, aiming to hire between 15 and 35 scientists currently working abroad.Duncan said “thousands” of people applied, their applications were peer reviewed and 24 have been chosen.She said many of the scientists say the fact Canada chose to celebrate its 150th birthday with a major investment in scientific research was a big reason why they applied.Carolyn Fischer, an economist with a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, had been collaborating with the Smart Prosperity Institute at the University of Ottawa when the Canada 150 research chairs program was announced. She was flooded with people telling her to apply, so she did.“It’s an exciting opportunity,” she said.Fischer’s area of expertise is the environment and economy and she said the University of Ottawa has a developing expertise on it, which makes moving to Ottawa to be part of that appealing. So did the idea of working in Ottawa, where the federal government is in the midst of rolling out a national carbon pricing policy.“There is a bit more going on in climate policy than in the U.S., at least at the federal level right now, so it seems like a good time to swing north,” she said.The United States is the only country in the world not currently endorsing the international Paris accord agreement to cut greenhouse emissions. It signed on under former president Barack Obama, but President Donald Trump says he will pull out of the agreement in 2020, the earliest date any country can withdraw.Fischer was born in Ontario to a pair of computer science professors — one American, one Canadian — then working at the University of Waterloo. She grew up mostly in the United States and has been for the last 20 years a fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington.Duncan has been pushing universities and granting councils to up their game in attracting women to chairs jobs, even threatening not to renew funding for other research jobs at schools that don’t improve their gender ratios. For the Canada 150 research chairs, 14 are women, which Duncan says is a huge accomplishment.Each chair position comes with a grant of either $350,000 or $1 million, for seven years.The 24 researchers will work in a variety of fields including theoretical and quantum chemistry, hydrology, vaccinology and bacterial cell biology, new media and environment economics.They come from across the United States including Harvard University, UCLA, Duke University, and Johns Hopkins University, as well as post-secondary institutions in England, Austria and South Africa. They will take up residence at more than a dozen schools across Canada in almost every province.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said both Fischer’s parents were American.last_img read more


first_imgMagnum P.I’s reboot stars Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a former navy SEAL who returns home from Afghanistan to become a private investigator. (CTV) Advertisement Also announced was a new half hour comedy Jann, starring musician Jann Arden as a fictionalized version of herself, and the fourth season of North Bay shot drama Cardinal. The broadcaster also announced a multi-year agreement to broadcast Canada’s Walk of Fame which previously aired on Global.Bell Media’s CTV, Canada’s largest private network, was the final broadcaster to announce their wares this week to advertisers and media, following the CBC, CITY and Corus. Advertisement Login/Register With: Twittercenter_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The moustache is gone. But the red Ferrari is back.In a battle of the ‘80s reboots among networks, CTV announced a slate Thursday that includes Magnum P.I., the Hawaiian shot detective procedural featuring Tom Selleck.Jay Hernandez (Scandal, The Expanse) stars as Thomas Magnum, a former navy SEAL who returns home from Afghanistan to become a private investigator, living at the palatial home of his friend Robin Masters. The first show ran from 1980 to 1988 on CBS.last_img read more

AAP’s mega campaign for LS polls launched; full statehood to Delhi is central theme

first_imgNew Delhi: The ruling AAP in Delhi launched its mega campaign for Lok Sabha polls, with full statehood as its central theme, staging a protest near BJP headquarters here over the issue on Sunday. The Lok Sabha election will decide the fate of the country and also of Delhi, which was badly hurt during the “dictatorship” of the BJP-led dispensation at the Centre, said AAP convener Gopal Rai. AAP volunteers and its frontal organisations protested near BJP headquarters on the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, demanding the party to clear its stand on full statehood to Delhi. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items AAP will stage a similar protest outside Congress headquarters on Akbar Road on the issue on Monday. Rai said the people of Delhi were eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Lok Sabha election dates, and added it will give them relief from the “autocracy” of the Modi government and its policies. “Full statehood is the only way to end the autocracy of the Centre. It is central theme of AAP’s mega election campaign because we feel it is the only way to speed up development work in Delhi,” he said at a press conference. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder The party has designed a three-tier campaign in the first phase of which 1,000 teams will go door to door, covering seven Lok Sabha constituencies divided into 560 zones, and distribute the Delhi chief minister’s letter to people on full statehood. Besides, 20 ‘Mini Prachar Rath’ in each constituency will tour localities screening CM Arvind Kejriwal’s speeches on LED screens, playing the party’s election song written and sung by North East Delhi candidate Dilip Pandey. In the second phase, all AAP legislators will hold extensive campaigning in their constituencies. They will together hold around 1,500 street meetings. Apart from this, the party is also preparing extensive campaigning through rallies by Kejriwal. In the third phase of campaigning, AAP will field “star campaigners” in rallies and street meetings, Rai said. The AAP will also force Congress and BJP to clear their stand on full statehood by holding regular ‘gherao’ of leaders and offices of the two parties, he added.last_img read more

Canadas provinces territories show large gaps in quality of life study

Canadians are used to hearing their country ranks among the world’s best places to live, but new research suggests that quality of life can depend a lot on where you live.The first-ever quality-of-life comparison of provinces and territories to other countries suggests that while most Canadians live as well as anyone in the world, others are well down the list.“I would think (the gap) is bigger than other countries in general,” said Andrew Sharpe, director of the Centre for the Study of Living Standards, which released the results of its study early Friday.“The gaps are so large.”‘No, I’m not surprised … We know Nunavut has problems and we know Alberta’s rich’Sharpe’s team took the Human Development Index and applied it to provinces and territories. The index is a statistical tool in wide use around the world combining factors such as health, education and income to compare how well people in various countries live.The researchers found that British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and the Northwest Territories — jurisdictions home to the majority of Canadians — are in a five-way tie for third spot overall with the Netherlands. Norway and Australia ranked marginally higher.Other provinces and territories aren’t far behind. Quebec, at 11, is next on the list while Prince Edward Island, the second-last jurisdiction, comes in at 24th.“There are not great differences,” said Sharpe.Nunavut, however, is ranked 38, just above Hungary and Poland. The gap between Nunavut and Prince Edward Island is greater than the gap between all other Canadian jurisdictions.“No, I’m not surprised,” Sharpe said. “We know Nunavut has problems and we know Alberta’s rich.”Nunavut routinely compares poorly with the rest of Canada. Life expectancy for its residents is only 72.4 years, well below the Canadian average of 81 years. Rates of suicide and tuberculosis are many times those for southern Canadians and Nunavummiut generally have two fewer years of education than their fellow citizens.[np-related]Sharpe’s analysis, which was commissioned by the government of Nunavut, does suggest the gap may be closing. Over the period from 2000 to 2011, he found that Nunavut’s index has improved at the rate of more than half a per cent a year, over twice the Canadian average.“When you’re at a low level, it’s easier to do well,” Sharpe said.Sharpe cautions that the Human Development Index has flaws. It doesn’t, for example, account for political freedom, sense of community or cost of living — a lack that boosts the rating of the N.W.T., where both wages and expenses are high.But the index, used by the United Nations, does provide one of the few statistical ways to compare how people live in different parts of the world, he said.“It’s the granddaddy of all composite measures,” he said. “It’s a good place to start.” read more

Army chief tells troops to maintain discipline

The commander recalled that Sri Lanka is now entering a new revived stage of development and as a professional Army, they are all the time prepared to serve the country. The Commander said that as members of the Army who are round the clock prepared to extend services while winning the hearts and minds of the general public, should always maintain the highest standards of discipline as a matter of much importance.“While further promoting the image of the Army which traces its roots to a proud history, you all should sustain and enhance the prestigious Army image like in previous years in the year 2013, too through dedicated work,” he said. Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya today urged the troops to maintain the highest standards of discipline as a matter of much importance.He said this while addressing the soldiers as they met for the first time for the New Year. He said that one of the prioritized objectives of the army during this year is the enhancement of training opportunities at local and international levels.“This includes proficiency training at private level, battalion training, joint military exercises, international training rounds, language training sessions, etc,” he said. “I appreciate and take pride in the cooperation and dedication you all have shown to the country’s forward-march to development,” he said. read more

Gamanpila granted bail in case involving Australian

Joint opposition United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Member of Parliament Udaya Gamanpila was granted bail today in a case involving the selling of shares of an Australian company.He was granted bail by the Colombo High Court when the case was heard today. Gamanpila was arrested in June over the case but was released on bail the following month.A complaint was filed against the MP accusing him of fraud in a business deal involving an Australian national, identified as Brian Shadick. (Colombo Gazette) read more

WalMarts 4Q profit up 86 per cent but wary outlook shows squeezed

by Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press Posted Feb 21, 2013 7:44 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. offered a weak business outlook Thursday as new economic challenges for its low-income U.S. shoppers start to take a toll.The world’s largest retailer reported an 8.6 per cent increase in profit for the fourth quarter, which includes the crucial holiday season. But higher gasoline prices, late tax refunds and the payroll tax increase in the U.S. have it wary about the coming year.The U.S.-based Wal-Mart is considered an economic bellwether because the retailer accounts for nearly 10 per cent of nonautomotive retail spending in the U.S. Low- and lower-middle-income people have continued to struggle, even as the housing and stock markets improve.“We know there are challenges ahead, but we believe our strong financial position … will continue to produce strong sales and returns for our shareholders,” Chief Financial Officer Charles Holley said in statement.Investors were bracing for a subdued report after a Bloomberg report last week on an email from a top executive characterizing the first two weeks of February as “a total disaster.”Wal-Mart acknowledged in Thursday’s report that February started “slower than planned” but noted that it was largely due to the delay in tax refund checks.For the current quarter, Wal-Mart expects revenue at stores open at least a year at its U.S. namesake business to be flat with last year. That represents a slowdown from the 1 per cent increase in the fourth quarter.The fourth-quarter gain is below the 1.5 per cent increase analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected. Overall, revenue at stores open at least a year rose a modest 1.2 per cent, including a 2.3 per cent gain at Sam’s Clubs. Analysts had expected a 1.8 per cent increase.Internationally, Wal-Mart is facing continued challenges and is focusing on increasing profitability in countries like Brazil and China. The company said the United Kingdom was particularly tough.The company is still grappling with bribery charges related to its operations in Mexico that surfaced last April. The allegations are that it failed to notify law enforcement that company officials authorized millions of dollars in bribes in Mexico to speed up getting building permits and gain other favours.The company has launched its own investigation and is working with government officials in the U.S. and Mexico. Last November, the retailers said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it was looking into potential U.S. bribery law violations in Brazil, China and India.During a pre-recorded call to investors, CEO Mike Duke said that the company has “made significant improvement to our compliance programs around the world in 2013 and took a number of specific actions with respect to the processes, procedures and people.”Wal-Mart says it earned $5.6 billion, or $1.67 per share, in the quarter ended Jan. 31. That’s up from $5.16 billion, or $1.50 per share, a year earlier.Net sales rose 3.9 per cent to $127.1 billion.Earnings topped estimates of $1.57 per share, but net sales fell short of the $127.8 billion estimate.The company says it expects earnings per share to range from $1.11 per share to $1.16 per share for the first quarter. That’s below analysts’ expectations for a $1.18 per share estimate, according to FactSet.For the year, Wal-Mart expects earnings per share between $5.20 and $5.40 per share. Analysts expect $5.38 per share, according to FactSet.Wal-Mart also raised its quarterly dividend by 18 per cent to 47 cents AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wal-Mart’s 4Q profit up 8.6 per cent, but wary outlook shows squeezed customers read more

Head of UN atomic watchdog reports significant progress in resolving outstanding issues

“I reported [to the IAEA Board] on my visit to a particular location at the Parchin site, which, as I have said many times, is important in order to clarify issues related to possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme,” Director General Yukiya Amano told the press at the Agency’s headquarters in Vienna.This was the first time the Agency visited the location; it had previously only been able to observe it using satellite. “Inside the building, we saw indications of recent renovation work. There was no equipment in the building. Our experts will now analyse this information and we will have discussions with Iran in the coming weeks, as foreseen in the road-map,” Mr. Amano reported. This process is taking place under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) recently agreed by Iran and the E3/EU+3 countries – China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States – and which gives the IAEA greater access to information and to sites in Iran.“As I have stated in my reports to the Board, the extensive work that has been conducted at the location since early 2012 undermines the Agency’s ability to conduct effective verification there,” Mr. Amano continued.“Before our visit, certain IAEA safeguards activities were carried out at the particular location at the Parchin site. These included the taking of environmental samples.”The Director General underlined that sample taking is a “complex process,” and that as a result of experience gained over the years, the Agency has, in certain circumstances, permitted States’ representatives to carry out activities in support of its verification work. “This is done in a way that ensures that the Agency’s verification processes are not compromised,” he ensured. “In the case of Parchin, the Iranian side played a part in the sample-taking process by swiping samples. The Agency can confirm the integrity of the sampling process and the authenticity of the samples, which were taken at places of interest to the Agency at the particular location in Parchin.”He added that the samples have been brought to Vienna, where it will be analysed by experts.“The implementation of the road-map has reached an important phase. However, much work remains in the weeks ahead,” Mr. Amano stated, adding that full implementation of the road-map is essential to clarify all outstanding past and present issues regarding Iran’s nuclear programme. Iran’s nuclear programme – which its officials have stated is for peaceful purposes, but some other countries contend is driven by military ambitions – has been a matter of international concern since the discovery in 2003 that the country had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). read more

Indiana overpowers Ohio State basketball 8168

A tough week ended somber for the Ohio State men’s basketball team. A sold-out crowd, some of which had been camping out since Wednesday, witnessed the No. 10 Buckeyes fall to the top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers Sunday, 81-68. Deshaun Thomas’ 26 points weren’t enough to equal a trio of Indiana offensive weapons who combined for 70 points and stifled every run OSU threw at them. Junior guard Victor Oladipo matched Thomas’ effort with 26 points of his own, sophomore center Cody Zeller scored 24 and senior forward Christian Watford added 20. “We couldn’t gain that momentum,” Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. “Unfortunately we didn’t guard them at the level we needed to guard them.” Both teams came into the game trying to avoid back-to back conference losses that could all but bury a team in the ultra-competitive Big Ten title race this season. OSU was coming off an overtime loss to Michigan Tuesday and Indiana lost at the buzzer against Illinois Thursday. Indiana made it clear early they wanted their preseason all-American, Zeller, to get his touches. The 7-foot sophomore shot just six times in Indiana’s road loss to Illinois Thursday, but the Hoosiers fed the ball into the post early and often. Zeller scored the game’s first bucket and had 12 points on eight shots in the first half. OSU coach Thad Matta rotated his three big men on Zeller, bumping and bruising Indiana’s star, but the three Buckeyes combined for five fouls in the first half and 10 for the game. “We really needed to get the ball in the paint,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said. “It was very important that the ball hit the paint because our statistics are very high percentage wise.” But Indiana’s best early option was Oladipo, who scored 14 first half points. In the first half’s waning minutes, the junior guard converted back-to-back acrobatic buckets, the last of which was a high flying two-handed slam to give Indiana an eight-point advantage. The Buckeyes took their first lead, 13-11, when Thomas connected on a 3-pointer from the wing eliciting a roar from the sold-out crowd at the Schottenstein Center. Thomas scored 13 points in the opening period, but the Hoosiers dominated the half’s last five minutes to take a 41-33 lead into the locker room. Thomas drew OSU within four early in the second half after getting fouled on a 3-point attempt and making all three free throws, but Oladipo quieted what was a surging crowd with a jumper from the elbow and a 3-pointer on the next possession to extend the lead to nine. That was the theme of the second half. Whenever OSU had a run, the Hoosiers had an answer, silencing the crowd with their depth. Indiana shot 59 percent in the second half and 53 percent from the game. “We’d make a run and they’d make a 5-0 back at us and kept their composure,” junior guard Aaron Craft said. Watford took his turns as well, hitting four 3-pointers in the game including two in the second half that gave his team a five-possession lead. Thomas exploited Indiana’s defense all day, but OSU’s lack of other scorers doomed any chance of a comeback. With the game about out of reach, Craft scored seven straight points late in the game on his way to 16 for the game. Craft later joined senior forward Evan Ravenel in fouling out of the contest. The loss drops OSU to 17-6 and 7-4 in the Big Ten, two games behind the conference leading Hoosiers (21-3, 9-2).   The Buckeyes next take on Northwestern at home Thursday. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. read more

Buckeyes prepare for tough Iowa run defense

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) hands off the ball to senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) during a game against Northwestern Oct. 5. OSU won, 40-30. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFresh off its first bye week of the 2013 season, the Ohio State football team (6-0, 2-0) is preparing for a battle this Saturday against Iowa (4-2, 1-1).The Hawkeyes are tied with Oklahoma for the nation’s 12th-best defense in terms of points against (16.8 average per game), doing so by thwarting the rushing attacks of their opponents. The team has yet to allow a rushing score.OSU coach Urban Meyer is well aware of this fact, and was even more impressed by something he learned while scouting his team’s week eight opponent.“They haven’t (played) goal-line defense (yet),” Meyer said.But don’t expect the Buckeyes, who are 11th in the nation in rushing, to become pass-happy for a week.“We’re not going to change our game plan. We’re going to do what Ohio State does, and that’s run the ball,” said senior running back Carlos Hyde.Hyde is determined to crack Iowa’s highly-touted defensive line for large gains the way he did in OSU’s 40-30 win against Northwestern Oct. 5. Against the Wildcats, Hyde tallied 168 yards and three touchdowns.“I run determined not to be stopped … It’’s going to take the whole defense to tackle me,” Hyde said. “That’s my mindset.”Redshirt-senior center Corey Linsley said in a game like Saturday’s, running the ball successfully is essential for the team to come out on top.“We’re (going to) have to play an extremely good game in terms of rushing the football, and our tempo is definitely going to dictate that,” Linsley said.Starting junior quarterback Braxton Miller said the Hawkeye defense is probably the best the Buckeye offense has seen so on film so far this year. Miller, who fumbled twice against Northwestern, said ball security will be key, and is something he has been working on in practice.“Watching film, I really wasn’t holding the ball correctly … I wasn’t holding the ball real tight,” Miller said.The coaching staff had the quarterback hold onto a ball during team stretches in practice this week, Miller said.Although the Hawkeyes are OSU’s first unranked opponent since Florida A&M, the team knows every game during Big Ten play poses a stiff test.“The weeks that we have taken off, those are the weeks that we’ve gotten beat. The weeks that we’ve treated those teams as what the (AP poll) treats them as, what the rest of the country treats them as, as non-ranked, blow-off opponents, those are the weeks that we get beat,” Linsley said. “We’ve kind of learned from history, and we’re not taking this week lightly.”Iowa is scheduled to visit Ohio Stadium for OSU’s homecoming game Saturday at 3:30 p.m. read more

Fk FIFA Brazilians protest at World Cup costs as Silva awaits redemption

first_img Silva is shown yellow against Colombia in the quarter-finals. Source: PA Wire/Press Association ImagesYesterday morning on Copacabana beach, Rio de Paz (Rio for Peace) staged their latest eye-catching protest against the World Cup organisers. Twelve mannequins in Brazil jerseys were blindfolded and placed standing in the sand outside the Copacabana Palace Hotel, where FIFA’s top brass have been staying for the duration of the tournament.Together with a sign saying, “People are not blind” the protest wants to highlight once more the astonishing amount of public money spent on hosting the World Cup — €2.7 billion on stadiums alone.According to Forbes magazine FIFA, between TV revenue, marketing and merchandise, are expected to pull in revenue in the region of €3.75 billion from the World Cup. Their profit margins will be boosted after they negotiated a series of tax breaks that will cost the Brazilian government approximately €183 million.You wonder how many of the FIFA executive would even have noticed the protest outside their five-star, beach-front hotel. Judging by the motorcade that passed us on Rua Barata Ribeiro in the early evening, it seems several of the top brass had been out for the day.We were making our way to the metro station in the company of a Brazilian man and his young daughter, who offered to show us where we were headed after he saw us chatting with a policeman.He was telling us about his trip to Belfast in the nineties, when he took in a Linfield-Glentoran derby on Boxing Day. A fight broke out, of course, but he said he was used to such things occurring at the Maracana back then and he was not too perturbed.He had been to Argentina’s Group F win over Bosnia at the famous stadium, redeveloped at a cost of €330 million, and was hoping he might be able to secure a ticket for the final — whether Brazil qualified or not. Rio locals are unhappy at the large-scale spending on the World Cup. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesHere was a proper football fan, a veteran of a Belfast “Big Two” Derby and regular visitor to the Maracana. A man who was contemplating spending a considerable amount of money on a final ticket, but he prefers to watch Brazil’s games on the street with his friends than go to the stadium. Mikey Stafford reports from Rio de Janeiro.THE LOSS OF Neymar has chipped away at the Brazilian psyche and their national sense of confidence, which had previously seemed to be coated in Kevlar.Rumours abound that the 22-year-old will be able to play in the final should Brazil prevail over Germany tomorrow. It seems, when you’re grasping at straws, a fractured vertebrae can be overcome within a week if you are injected with enough painkillers.Many fans simply don’t think Brazil can win without the Barcelona attacker and are happy to grasp at straws.Then there is the appeal lodged against Thiago Silva’s booking against Colombia, which has ruled him out of the semi-final. There is certainly a case to be made for disciplinary records to be wiped after the group stage so that a player does not miss such an important game because of two bookings in five games, but that is not Brazil’s defence here.In fact, it is hard to discern what their case is. Silva was booked for cynically and stupidly blocking Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina from taking a quick kick from his hands. It was as clear a yellow card as Xabi Alonso’s against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final — and the appeal against his suspension was rejected by UEFA.As yellow cards are rarely, if ever, overturned, Brazil’s appeal is either an act of desperation or an example of FIFA’s put-upon hosts rolling the dice.There is no doubt FIFA owes a debt to Brazil, but Silva’s freedom is not the payment they should be seeking. Prices had ruled the traditional football fans — the regulars at the Maracana for club matches — out of attending World Cup games. “You look at the crowd and you would swear Brazil is a white country,” he said.Then we heard the sirens and he picked up his daughter and told us FIFA were on their way. Sure enough four police motorbike outriders soon screamed down the street, ignoring the pedestrian crossing where scores of people were preparing to cross, followed by a 4×4 and two shiny, black, luxury Hyundais (no doubt president Sepp Blatter and Co wished Mercedes or BMW had outbid FIFA’s official car supplier from Korea).As the convoy passed our companion started to boo loudly and others on the street joined in, “F*** FIFA!” shouted others, reading from the script spray-painted on walls all over the country.The people certainly are not blind and the anger at the cost of this World Cup is felt strongly, even in the most affluent parts of Rio de Janeiro.The people are not ignorant to the debt FIFA owes their country, but the expunging of a suspension for a player, even their captain, is not what is required.Manchester United unveil their new Chevrolet-sponsored home kitReferee who missed Suarez bite handed World Cup semi-finallast_img read more

Analysis Kildares physicality and pace key as Meaths lack of tackling and

first_imgAnalysis: Kildare’s physicality and pace key as Meath’s lack of tackling and aggression prove costly The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at Saturday’s game. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jun 19th 2017, 9:39 PM Follow us: 12 months on from his darkest day as Kildare boss, how Cian O’Neill got them back on trackJohnny Doyle: There’s an excitement around this Kildare team that hasn’t been there since 2011 Share19 Tweet Email1 Short URL By Rob Carrollcenter_img Moolick and Conway (two widest players) staying wide helps this play but the Meath players need to be more aware of where the danger is and cut off that middle space quicker.Even as Lyons gets into space, Meath wing-back Padraic Harnan follows Niall Kelly out of the space that Lyons is running straight into.In some aspects it’s understandable that players have their mindset on marking a man, but we see with the better teams and defenders they are able to make decisions of when to follow their man and when to stand their ground.They have an understanding of where the danger is right now rather than where their man is going.Cillian O’Sullivan is running into the space that Niall Kelly is heading towards. Lyons is the danger down the middle but Harnan makes it too easy.Niall Kelly does the right thing in getting out of the space but Harnan should realise who the real danger is here and stop Lyons.Instead Lyons keeps going untouched and Flynn does brilliantly to create just a yard of space.His pace and power was one of the standout factors in the game.In this move he comes out to midfield but doesn’t get in the way and when needed his run is timed to perfection.Meath have a sweeper here. There is no problem with numbers but the speed of the attack and the decision making further out the field means there is very little he can do to stop the move.When Flynn takes his shot it’s also worth pointing out that Brophy and McNally are deep enough to have kept the sweeper occupied and leave that space at the top of the D.The second goal summed up a lot of what Kildare did well and Meath lacked. Peter Kelly comes out with the ball and despite being in the clear fumbles the ball.He ends up with three Meath men around him.But Kelly still manages to out muscle them and come out with the ball. The game is probably done at this stage but there is no way Kelly should get out of here with the ball.A quick pass and then lay off to Lyons arriving at pace.This time it’s David Slattery who had a wonderful game that puts the after burners on and goes straight through the middle of the Meath midfield.He’s given himself some space to run into and this is difficult to defend against.His run pulls in three Meath defenders and in the end it’s a simple tap in for Flynn. This move showed Kildare’s skill and timing in getting quick players on the ball at just the right time.But it also showed Meath’s lack of tackling in the middle third to stop this attack. Often Meath had the numbers but just made poor decisions and failed to get any sort of aggression into their game.The individual battles throughout the field were won by Kildare. Mick O’Grady and David Hyland did great jobs in their man marking roles and having Doyle as the cover allows them to be aggressive in the tackle.Physically Kildare just out-muscled Meath in every area of the pitch.Kildare’s solid spine of Doyle, Moolick, Feeley, Flynn and Brophy offers them all the brawn and no less skill as the likes of Cribbin, Slattery, Lyons and McNally offer the pace and precision to attack at pace and from all areas of the field.All attention will now turn to the Leinster final and a likely date with Dublin. Maybe it’s a bit early for this Kildare team but they look a whole lot more positive than their two Leinster outings against Wexford and Westmeath last year.If nothing else they should be as competitive as any team in Leinster has been in the last five years.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Daniel Flynn celebrates Kildare’s second goal against Meath. Source: James Crombie/INPHOALTHOUGH MUCH OF the talk pre game was how both these teams were on a similar trajectory with new managers it was clear by the end that Kildare are much further down that road.This game was won in the first half. Kildare out shot Meath by a ratio of 2:1 and were ahead by nine points.That had a number of wides but that was just a reflection of how dominant they were. Their shot percentage at 50% for the first half is not a bad return.The warm conditions meant there was a drop off in intensity but Kildare showed enough dominance in the first half to play the second in a lower gear.Much of the talk before the game was the pace of the Meath attack but Kildare have pace throughout the team and the structure put in place but Cian O’Neill means they can fully exploit it.Kildare’s first score of the game came from wing back Keith Cribbin injecting some pace in proceedings.The ball finds its way to Cribbin and again Meath look fine defensively, with ten players in the shot above.He does a nice side-step but the whole middle just opens up for him.It forces the Meath cover to come out which leaves McNally one v one inside and he kicks a lovely point to kickstart his day.It was all too easy for Cribbin despite Meath having the bodies they just failed to put any really pressure on.Every time the Kildare attack looked to stall they had a speedy runner arriving with almost perfect timing.Eoin Doyle is captain and leader and his role within this team is to sit at all times.He ventured forward once or twice but his role is much more about being a traditional centre back and holding the middle and allowing others around him take risks in attack.Ollie Lyons is one of those players who will inject pace into the attack when it’s most needed.Here Meath drop a shot short in the first few minutes and it’s Lyons who is closest to Mark Donnellan when he catches it.As the play progresses it’s Doyle who sits in the middle and ultimately allows Lyons make his break forward.From a Meath perspective what has to be most disappointing is the lack of pressure they get on any Kildare player.The problem here is the gap between lines. Meath have seven forwards in shot here with most of the remaining outfield players inside their own half.If you are going to commit that many forwards in advanced areas, you have to put pressure on or else you should retreat.In the end they do neither and Conway has acres of space.Feeley picks the ball up in midfield just as Lyons arrives in shot.Rather than just running straight lines, Kildare set it up so as Feely comes across the pitch and Lyons can exploit the space opened between O’Sullivan and Menton. Monday 19 Jun 2017, 9:39 PM 13,404 Views 1 Comment last_img read more

Google Chrome plus populaire quInternet Explorer

first_imgGoogle Chrome plus populaire qu’Internet ExplorerSur la semaine écoulée, Google Chrome a été plus populaire qu’Internet Explorer. La navigateur de Google passe donc devant celui de Microsoft.Le navigateur internet Google Chrome concrétise toujours un peu plus sa montée en puissance, selon Statcounter. À tel point que les experts pensent que ce programme va devenir le navigateur le plus populaire au monde, détrônant ainsi Internet Explorer.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? Les chiffres correspondant à la période comprise entre le 10 et le 16 mai, montrent que Google Chrome a conquis 32,63% de parts de marché, contre 31,93% seulement revenant au navigateur Internet de Microsoft. Suivent Mozilla Firefox avec 25,58%, Safari (7,08%) et Opera (1,77%).Dans l’Hexagone, les données sont toutefois bien différentes. Sur la même période, Mozilla Firefox est le plus utilisé (33,21%) devant Internet Explorer (29,32%) et Google Chrome (26,59%). Statcounter se base sur un large échantillon comptant plus de trois millions de sites Web, ce qui représente quelques quinze milliards de pages vues par mois.Le 18 mai 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

What happened after last nights 112 WWE RAW

first_img Roman Reigns talks about teaming with The Undertaker, Jon Moxley’s comments on WWE Now Playing Up Next Google+ Jon Moxley To Go To NJPW The following took place after last night’s 1/12 WWE RAW in New Orleans.* Bray Wyatt came out for a promo. Dean Ambrose ran out and the two brawled until Wyatt left to the back to send the crowd home happy.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipJon Moxley Joins AEWVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dean Ambrose Matt Hardy Says John Olivers WWE Claims Are Outdated Facebook Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twittercenter_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Could Bray Wyatt Return During WrestleMania? WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ring WhatsApp Videos Articles Cesaro Jon Moxley Joins AEW Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

625 RAW highlights Ziggler vs Rollins Extreme Rules match changed Bayley attacks

first_img WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Bayley attacks Sasha Banks, must attend counseling next week Google+ WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Twitter Mojo Rawley verbally berates No Way Jose’s conga lineBraun Strowman and Kevin Owens vs. Constable Corbin and Finn BalorBraun Strowman destroys Kevin Owens’ carDolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Intercontinental Championshipcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp WWE RAW highlights from the June 25, 2018 episode in San Diego, California.Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley vs. The Revival“Woken” Matt Hardy vs. Curtis AxelThe Authors of Pain in actionAlexa Bliss vs. Natalya Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Teens paint away the blues with art therapy project

first_imgA brick wall was painted in black puffy paint on an old pair of blue jeans, along with the words anger, confusion, stress, depression, hurt and laughter.“They don’t need to be interpreted,” said Lisa Lowe as she observed the handiwork. The jeans used to be hers.Lowe is part of a giving circle called Empower Women + Girls that partially funded art therapy at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington. Art therapist Jocelyn Fitzgerald spearheaded a project where girls in her group at the O.K. Clubhouse used old jeans as a canvas to show what it’s like to be them for a day.In other art classes, they’ve created masks and self-care items such as stress balls and lotions with essential oils.“Stress happens,” Fitzgerald said. “I would ask ‘how much are you stressed?’ And they would say ’24/7.’”She asked the girls how they think adults view teens. Fitzgerald said, “I got a whole bunch of really negative things. ‘We’re disappointments. We’re hardheaded. We’re stubborn.’”Community leaders like Lowe donated old jeans and then visited the O.K. Clubhouse on Thursday night to see the teens’ final products, which took a couple of nights to complete.Joy Cowan, 17, drew cartoon characters on paper and stuck them onto the jeans to convey the emotions she feels throughout a day.“Art therapy is the best kind of therapy,” said Cowan, who takes a couple of different classes every week. “I feel like I’m making a change for the better in my life.”last_img read more

Bahamas Prime Minister Minnis Laid Wreath at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 13, 2017 – Nassau – Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in the Garden of Remembrance in observance of Remembrance Day on Sunday, November 12, 2017.(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) Related Items:last_img

Students vow to occupy streets until demands fulfilled

first_imgStudents occupy roads in front of Jamuna Future Park in Nadda, Dhaka for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. Photo: Abdus SalamStudents protesting for safe roads, following the death of a Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury on Tuesday, vowed to stay on the street until their demands are fulfilled.The agitating students from various educational institutions including Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), North South University and Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) took possession at the main gate of Bashundhara residential area since Wednesday morning.They were chanting slogans, “Action, action, direct action” at the time.Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Atiqul Islam, DMP commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah and BUP vice-chancellor Md Emdad-Ul-Bari came to meet the demonstrators around 11:00am and laid foundation stone of a over bridge.The bridge will be named after the 20-year-old BUP student Abrar.They talked to the protesting students and assured them of fulfilling their demands as soon as possible.A protesting student, Salman Tarek said, “They made such promises earlier. Jabal-e-Noor bus service is still running in the city that killed Dia and Rajib last year. They promised to build an overbridge at this point one and half years ago but to no avail.”“The mayor said the bus service of Suprabhat Paribahan was closed after Abrar’s death. But the buses were seen on the roads later. We don’t believe in promises anymore. We will stand on the street until our demands are fulfilled,” he added.Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, son of retired brigadier general Arif Ahmed Chowdhury of Bashundhara area, and Bachelor’s first year student of international relations department was killed around 7:15am when a bus of ‘Suprabhat Paribahan’ ran over him, leaving him dead on the spot in front of Bashundhara gate on Tuesday.Students of different universities blocked the road in front of Jamuna Future Park in Bashundhara area immediately after the incident. They gathered for the second consecutive day on Wednesday demanding safe road.Similar demonstration took place last year from 29 July to 8 August as a Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus ploughed through some students at the airport road and killed two students Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib. Abrar had been a supporter of the demonstration at the time.The then protests for safe roads drew attention of various local and foreign media creating quite a stir in the country.last_img read more

Maryland Officials 26 Indicted in Prison Gang Conspiracy

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — In the latest move to root out longstanding corruption in Maryland prisons, state and federal officials announced Thursday the indictments of 26 people, including a correctional officer who served as a high-ranking gang member.The charges include attempted first-degree murder and smuggling contraband like drugs and cellphones into prisons.Stephen Moyer, secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, holds up a badge during a news conference in Baltimore on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, during an announcement that 26 people, including two correctional officers, were indicted in an investigation into gang activity and corruption in Maryland prisons. Moyer is joined by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, center, and Don Hibbert, assistant special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Baltimore District Office. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)Sgt. Antoine Fordham, a correctional officer whom authorities described as a high-ranking member of the 8-Trey Crips street gang, was the initial target of the probe and among those indicted. The indictment alleges Fordham oversaw much of the gang’s drug dealing activity at a Baltimore intersection. Officials say Fordham and other members of the gang authorized or committed acts of violence to protect the gang’s turf and maintain gang discipline.“He told another co-conspirator in a recorded call: ‘I’m going to tell you cuz, the route I’m going, they’re going to have to build a statue out there with my face on it,” Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said at a news conference.The investigation grew to include additional gang members and another correctional officer, Phillipe Jordan, and other co-conspirators who authorities said were running a large-scale, contraband-delivery operation in Maryland correctional facilities, including Jessup Correctional Institution.“Gangs are a blight on any community in which they operate. Not only were they involved in a drug-related shooting on the streets of Baltimore, but they also imported violence, drugs and other contraband into the prison system,” Frosh said.Larry Rosenberg, an attorney for Fordham, declined to comment, saying it was early in the case and he had not yet seen all of the information in the allegations against his client. Warren Brown, an attorney for Jordan, also declined to comment, though he said his client doesn’t appear to be a gang member.Ten of the other indicted co-conspirators were described as outside facilitators, including the mothers of three of the inmates.The gang committed acts of violence behind bars as well, the indictment alleges. During the investigation, Crips leaders, including Fordham, allegedly ordered an attack on an incarcerated former Crips member, who was stabbed more than 30 times but survived. Two other co-conspirators also allegedly were in a physical altercation with correctional officers who were trying to seize contraband, including drugs, it said.The case is part of an effort to root out corruption spanning years in Maryland prisons.A 2013 case at a state-run jail in Baltimore led to indictments of dozens of people. In that high-profile case, a Baltimore City Detention Center inmate impregnated four female corrections officers while running a sophisticated criminal organization that smuggled in drugs and cell phones and employed guards as gang associates.Last year, a pair of federal indictments charged 80 people, including 18 prison guards, 35 inmates and 27 civilians in a vast contraband smuggling enterprise that traded drugs, tobacco and cellphones to prisoners for money and sex at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover — Maryland’s largest state prison.Stephen Moyer, the secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, said other investigations are ongoing.“We have other cases that are coming, and we’re not going to stop until we have pushed every lead that we have about corrupt officers still working for us,” Moyer said at the news conference with Frosh and Don Hibbert, assistant special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Baltimore District Office.If convicted, the indicted members of the conspiracy face between three years to life imprisonment.last_img read more