first_imgThe English Football Association (FA) said on Monday that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of its betting rules.According to the FA rules, players and coaches are prohibited from betting on any football activity or providing non-public information to any other person that is then used for betting.The FA said in a statement that the charges against Sturridge relates to the period of January 2018 and the England international has until 1800 GMT (23:30 IST) on November 20 to respond.A Liverpool spokesperson said in an emailed statement that Sturridge was cooperating with the authorities.”Daniel has given his full and unequivocal cooperation throughout this process and has assured the club he will continue to do so,” the email said.”Daniel has also stated categorically that he has never gambled on football. As with any issue of this nature, we will allow the process to be concluded in its entirety before making any further comment.”Sturridge has made 12 appearances for Premier League side Liverpool in all competitions this season, scoring four goals.Liverpool play their next match Watford in the Premier League on Saturday. Liverpool are currently placed second in the Premier League table, just two points adrift of league leaders Manchester City.Also read – I have only 10 fingers: Klopp cannot count all of Liverpool’s mistakes vs Red StarIn the Premier League weekend gone by, Liverpool registered a comfortable 2-0 win over Fulham with Mohamed Salah (41′) and Xherdan Shaqiri (53′) getting on the scoresheet.advertisementThe win was important for Liverpool to bounce back from a shock 2-0 loss to Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League last Tuesday, after which their group, consisting of Napoli and PSG as well, is in a tight spot.In the Champions League table, Liverpool are placed second with six points, behind Napoli who have won only one match of the group but have not lost either.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

first_imgTributes were paid to Emiliano Sala before Cardiff City’s Premier League clash at Arsenal on an emotional night at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.Cardiff were playing for the first time since the light aircraft carrying Sala to join his new team mates disappeared over the English Channel last Monday.Sol Bamba, Cardiff’s captain, carried daffodils onto the pitch while Arsenal skipper Mesut Ozil also laid a floral tribute to the 28-year-old who is presumed dead.”We never saw you play, we never saw you score, but Emiliano, our beautiful Bluebird, we will love you forever more,” one banner held by Cardiff fans read.Arsenal won the match 2-1.#ARSCAR FC (@Arsenal) January 30, 2019Sala’s family had requested that black arm bands were not worn by the players, but Cardiff fans held up yellow placards in the away end, the club colour of Nantes, from whom Sala joined Cardiff during the transfer window.Sala’s name was also listed in the Cardiff squad in the matchday programme, with a daffodil symbol rather than a squad number next to his name.For Emiliano #ARSCAR FC (@Arsenal) January 29, 2019The daffodil is a symbol of Welsh identity.An image of Sala was shown on the video screens around the ground.”What’s gone on this week is unprecedented, really. I can’t explain really how it’s been,” Cardiff manager Neil Warnock told reporters.”You’ve not really wanted to get out of bed because everything was really miserable. Nobody could do anything about it. It’s been really difficult.advertisement”I know we’ve lost a game of football but there are more important things.”Tributes were also made to Sala at other matches on Tuesday.Sala, Cardiff’s record signing but who had yet to play for the Welsh club, was flying to Britain when the single-engined plane he was in vanished.No trace of the plane, being flown by pilot David Ibbotson, has been found and an official search has been called off.Sala’s family have continued a private search and have raised almost $420,000 on a GoFundMe page.Also Read | Premier League: Manchester City shocked by Newcastle, Solskjaer perfect United run endsAlso Read | Who is Emiliano Sala, the missing Argentinean footballer?Also Read | Underwater search for Emiliano Sala’s missing plane to begin, Kylian Mbappe donates USD 34000last_img read more

first_imgRepublic of Ireland Schmeichel admits he is ‘gutted’ for Ireland after Denmark triumph Goal Last updated 1 year ago 09:00 11/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Shane Duffy, Ireland Getty Republic of Ireland World Cup Republic of Ireland v Denmark Denmark WC Qualification Europe The Denmark goalkeeper was delighted to reach the World Cup, but felt a tinge of regret about the nation his side eliminated Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has admitted he is “gutted” that Ireland won’t be at the World Cup after the Danes knocked them out of contention for Russia 2018. Schmeichel watched his side run riot at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, as Denmark turned an early one-goal deficit into a resounding 5-1 win in the second leg of their World Cup qualifying play-off. Schmeichel clean sheet vs City: 13/2 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Behind Christian Eriksen’s brilliant hat-trick the Danes qualified for Russia next summer, but Schmeichel felt a tinge of sadness that Ireland won’t be able to join them. “I can only have admiration for the Irish as a nation,” Schmeichel told RTE Sport. “When the fourth goal went in and the Irish fans started singing Fields of Athenry, it gave me goosebumps.””I remember sitting in Poland in 2012 watching the Spain game and they were 4-0 down. It gave me goosebumps as well. “I’m obviously delighted for Denmark but I’m gutted for the Irish. They are amazing fans and great people. “But for us it has been a long time coming and tonight we showed what a good team we are.”The Leicester City goalkeeper also hailed the performance of Eriksen, who netted his side’s second, third and fourth goals to seal the fate of the Irish. “There are no literally no words to describe how happy I am he is Danish,” Schmeichel said of Eriksen.”He is one of the best players in the world but take that aside, as a guy and a person in the dressing room, he is a guy who can take the hopes of the nation on his shoulders and do magic with it. “He has done it again tonight and it’s not for the first time.”last_img read more

first_imgTennessee fans cheer in support during a game.KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 16: Fans have painted their bodies in support of the University of Tennessee Volunteers during the game against the University of Florida Gators on September 16, 2006 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Gators won 21-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)You don’t have to worry about Kahlil McKenzie Jr. flipping to another school on National Signing Day, Tennessee fans. The five-star defensive tackle basically bleeds orange and white at this point. McKenzie, a 6-foot-3, 354-pound defensive lineman ranked the No. 6 player in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, is as passionate a commit as we’ve seen. He’s talked trash about Tennessee’s rival schools. He’s helped recruit other top prospects to Knoxville. And he’s a very big fan of the song, Rocky Top.Here’s the elite recruit blasting Tennessee’s unofficial fight song in his car Tuesday morning. I will be blasting Rocky Top for the rest of the day #VolNation— Kahlil McKenzie Jr (@KM1_Era) February 3, 2015You’ve got a good one in McKenzie, Tennessee fans. The Volunteers’ 2015 class is ranked No. 4 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings.last_img read more

first_imgBraxton Miller works out in Bane-style mask.Ohio State’s men’s basketball team’s season came to an end Saturday evening, as the No. 10-seeded Buckeyes fell to No. 2 seed Arizona in the NCAA Tournament’s Third Round. Don’t fret, though, OSU fans. You still cheer for what is perhaps the best college football program in the country. One of the people who will attempt to help lead the Buckeyes to another national championship on the gridiron was in the gym today, working out like Bane. Will Miller be Ohio State’s starter in 2015? The Buckeyes open their campaign Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech.last_img read more

first_imgjim harbaugh on the sideline at the ohio state gameCOLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks up at the scoreboard in the third quarter after the Ohio State Buckeyes scored at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 62-39. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has said that he plans on staying at the University of Michigan, despite talk linking the Wolverines’ head coach to the NFL.The NFL reportedly isn’t giving up, though.Pro Football Talk reports this evening that at least one NFL is attempting to convince Harbaugh to leave Michigan for the pros.From the report:Per a league source, at least one team plans to make a run at Jim Harbaugh after the NFL season ends. Whether he’ll bite remains to be seen, but the team in question is prepared to put the kind of money on the table that will get Harbaugh’s attention.Chris Simms recently suggested on PFT Live that one team is indeed waiting for a chance to interview Jim Harbaugh. Simms wouldn’t name the team, and I’ve yet to be able to track down the team’s identity. But there’s at least one team that will try to get Jim Harbaugh to come back to the NFL after four years at his alma mater.Here’s what Harbaugh said about the NFL rumors earlier in the month:“This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day,” Harbaugh told ESPN. “It’s people spreading messages to further their own personal agenda.“But I’m on record right here, right now: I’m not going anywhere. I’m staying at Michigan. We have big plans here, and there’s a lot we want to accomplish.”Stay tuned.last_img read more

first_img The sessions, which got under way more than two weeks ago, seek to raise awareness about Jamaica’s economic programme, which is underpinned by the three-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) Stand-By Agreement (SBA). Story Highlights Two meetings have been held, to date, in Maryland, east rural St. Andrew, and Swallowfield, Kingston, and Mr. Duncan noted that the sessions generated “very interesting conversations and excellent reasoning”. “We have to be able to share with the Jamaican people… where the plan (will) take us in three years’ time, and where we want to be at the end of it in 2019/20. We want to have a debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio of approximately 94 per cent; we want to have non-borrowed reserves of $2.8 billion and we want to have (ample) fiscal space so that we can spend money where we need to, so we can raise the quality of life of our people,” EPOC Co-Chair, Keith Duncan, said. The Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) is reporting positive response to its ‘Pon di Corner’ community sensitisation meetings.The sessions, which got under way more than two weeks ago, seek to raise awareness about Jamaica’s economic programme, which is underpinned by the three-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) Stand-By Agreement (SBA).The precautionary SBA is an insurance against unforeseen economic shocks that are beyond the country’s control.EPOC Co-Chair, Keith Duncan, said the objective is “to ensure that we talk to the people, hear what they have to say and raise their awareness”.“We have to be able to share with the Jamaican people… where the plan (will) take us in three years’ time, and where we want to be at the end of it in 2019/20. We want to have a debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio of approximately 94 per cent; we want to have non-borrowed reserves of $2.8 billion and we want to have (ample) fiscal space so that we can spend money where we need to, so we can raise the quality of life of our people,” he outlined.Two meetings have been held, to date, in Maryland, east rural St. Andrew, and Swallowfield, Kingston, and Mr. Duncan noted that the sessions generated “very interesting conversations and excellent reasoning”.The EPOC Co-chair, who was addressing the group’s quarterly media briefing at the Jamaica Money Market Brokers’ (JMMB) corporate office in New Kingston recently, said the residents welcomed the opportunity to be included in the discourse, in order to understand and “own” the programme.He said the meetings are also being used to clarify any negative perceptions people may have about the IMF.Mr. Duncan noted that the economic programme’s outcomes over the next three years would determine the extent to which Jamaica engages with the IMF following the SBA’s expiration.“Will we just need the IMF for technical assistance, or will we need another Stand-By Agreement? We have to bridge the gap and find ways (to ensure that the) Jamaican people understand and have a real sense of why we are where we are (and) how do we emerge from this, and you have to really have an open conversation with them,” he pointed out.Mr. Duncan urged the media to support the public education campaign.“This is a series that we are going to continue. We want to really ensure that we get out into the communities, talk to the people and hear what they have to say. Hopefully, it stimulates further conversations,” he said.last_img read more

first_img My location Ulstein, March 5, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close zoom The offshore construction vessel ‘Polar Onyx’ was delivered on 4 March 2014 from Ulstein Verft to GC Rieber Shipping, as the latest addition to their growing investments into the subsea segment. The vessel’s first assignment will be to work for deepwater projects serving as pipelay support vessel for Petrobras offshore Brazil.The 130-metre long and 25-metre wide ‘Polar Onyx’ is based on ULSTEIN’s SX121 design, a design which is generally designed to operate in the IMR/SURF construction market, with high capacity for flexible pipe cargo below deck and on main deck.Irene W. Basili, CEO GC Rieber Shipping, states: “The new addition to the company is a vessel with high technical and operational capacity which will strengthen our position in the high-end subsea segment. The vessel is designed to meet the increasing expectations from our clients in this segment in terms of operational redundancy and flexibility. Our cooperation with Ulstein Verft has been excellent, which again has been essential for us in supporting our client.” MAIN FEATURES‘Polar Onyx’ can accommodate 130 persons, and complies with the latest international environmental standards. She is certified according to Special Purpose Ships (SPS) and Clean Design and carries a Green Passport. ‘Polar Onyx’ has a large construction/cargo deck area of 1,700 m2. She is equipped with an AHC offshore crane capable of lifting 250 tonnes at 14-metre outreach, and a 12-tonne AHC offshore crane. She will also carry two new work class ROVs, one to be deployed through a moon pool, the other over the starboard side.INNOVATIONThe vessel is classed according to DNV, and meets the highest standards for station keeping, redundancy and dynamic positioning (DP3), with additional redundancy on all major components on board. Moreover, operability in DP2 operational mode is maximised due to the ‘Operation+’ feature, allowing the vessel to continue and retain system integrity with uninterrupted operations even after a substantial single system failure.‘Polar Onyx’ is powered by a diesel electric plant comprising of six identical 2,740 ekW generator sets. Due to three thrusters forward and three azimuth main thrusters aft, the vessel is kept on a steady course also during pipe laying operations. QUALITY AND EXPERTISEGunvor Ulstein, CEO Ulstein Group, comments: “ULSTEIN has a complete cycle of expertise in ship design, engineering, shipbuilding and ship investments, specialising in high-quality, advanced offshore vessels for demanding operations world-wide. We have had an excellent cooperation with GC Rieber Shipping in the development and construction process, and we wish the shipowner and contractors all success with the ‘Polar Onyx’.”ADDED VALUECeona has chartered the vessel for a fixed period of five years, with options for up to five more years. After delivery, additional topside equipment will be installed before ‘Polar Onyx’ enters operations from May 2014. Steve Preston, CEO at Ceona, said: “We are delighted with the on-time delivery of the ‘Polar Onyx’. After installation of a new 275 tonnes vertical laying tower in the Netherlands, she will be immediately used at her full potential in Brazil to deliver safely and efficiently deepwater SURF services to Petrobras through our partnership with Odebrecht.”last_img read more

first_imgAfrican Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Percy Paris expressed sadness today, Feb. 18, over the passing of prominent human rights advocate Patricia Skinner. Ms. Skinner died Friday, Feb. 15, at the age of 78. “Pat was well known and well loved,” said Mr. Paris. “Her work helped to advance the human rights movement in Nova Scotia, particularly in the Antigonish area. Pat worked tirelessly and selflessly to give back to her community and her contributions to the African Nova Scotian community are deeply appreciated. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to share my deepest condolences with Pat’s family and friends. She will be greatly missed.” Ms. Skinner was a dedicated leader and worked for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission for a number of years. She was a founding member and chair of the Antigonish Human Rights Affirmative Action Committee, past-president of the Antigonish-Guysborough Chapter of the Congress of Black Women, and chairperson for the Antigonish Black Development Association. She was also a founding member of the Nova Scotia Black Cultural Society and served on its board. In 2005, Ms. Skinner was awarded the Human Rights Award by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission for introducing housing programs for communities in Upper Big Tracadie, Antigonish Co., and Lincolnville and Sunnyville, Guysborough Co.last_img read more

first_imgTo celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, Comic Relief and Oxfam have joined forces to put on a unique comedy gig at the Leicester Square Theatre on Thursday 8th March.The gig, called ‘Women Stand Up’ will feature an all-female line up with Kerry Godliman hosting a wonderful night of fresh raw talent and familiar faces.A host of comedy stars of the future and female comedy legends have already pledged their support, with Bridget Christie, Mae Martin, Shappi Khorsandi, Birthday Girls, Athena Kugblenu, Massive Dad, Evelyn Mok and some very special guests all appearing of the night.Nikki van der Gaag, Oxfam’s Director Women’s Rights and Gender Justice said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Comic Relief, to highlight the work that both charities fund to help women here in the UK and across the world gain power over their lives. Women are still more likely to live in poverty than men and until we tackle inequality we won’t end poverty. ‘Women Stand Up’ will be a night filled with sharp, funny and switched on women bringing a female perspective to life to celebrate International Women’s Day.”Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis said, “Red Nose Day has always benefited from the support of incredible British comic talent, so it seems right that this year we’re handing the mic over to some of the most exciting new names on the circuit, from writers to stand ups and actors. Oxfam has been a brilliant partner of ours from the very beginning – and is now one of the organisations through which the money raised through Red Nose Day is spent supporting women and girls living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world. It should be a great event.”‘Women Stand Up’ is the finale of a brand new series of Comic Relief Live gigs in support of this year’s Red Nose Day. John Bishop, Lenny Henry, Jo Brand, and Elis James have all hosted gigs introducing audiences to some of the most exciting up and comers on the British comedy circuit.To find out more and book your tickets visit read more

first_imgAPTN NewsShoal Lake 40, a First Nation on the Manitoba-Ontario boundary is closer to getting safe drinking water.Government officials are in the community to celebrate the start of construction on a new water treatment system.The community of 300 residents has been under boil-water advisories since 1997.The new plant is to be completed by December 2020.The reserve was cut off from the mainland in 1915 during construction of an aqueduct that supplies Winnipeg with drinking water.An all-season road dubbed “Freedom Road” opened to the community in June.Chief Erwin Redsky said in a release that the new water system builds on the success of the road.“After decades of denial, our people can finally look forward to the day when we, like the citizens of Winnipeg, can turn on our taps and access clean, safe Shoal Lake water,” he said.Indigenous Services Canada is contributing up to $33 million for the project.Member of Parliament Bob Nault, who represents Ontario’s Kenora riding, said every Canadian has the absolute right to turn on their taps and get safe and clean water.“Anything short of that is unacceptable,” he said in a statement.“While access to safe drinking water is something that perhaps many Canadians take for granted, it is a reality that for far too many First Nations in Ontario and across our country, they have waited much too long to turn on the tap and not have to worry about it.”The federal government has said it wants to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserves by March files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

By Soumaya El FilaliRabat – After its huge success in Berlin, The Talent Summit, a recruitment forum for technophile students, has chosen Paris as its first international destination for expansion.The event has witnessed enormous success for three consecutive years in Berlin and is going to be implemented in Paris starting 2017. The event’s aim is to create a unifying platform where digital startups, innovation consulting firms and innovation directorates of large enterprises can meet the best and most ambitious European students. The city of Paris, in its desire to attract talent and promote innovative jobs and a futuristic outlook among youth, will support the initiative of five students and entrepreneurs from Polytechnique, Sciences Po and HEC, three Parisian institutes.The Talent Summit offers a solid solution to companies who are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit the right talent because mainstream generalist recruitment forums are no longer sufficient for their needs.The Paris Talent Summit will take place from February 2-3, 2017 and bring together 150 students who, according to the event coordinators, are not only dynamic, ambitious, diverse and share a strong interest in technology and innovation, but also have tremendous professional potential and strong profiles in various specialties and backgrounds such as engineering, business, design, software developing and programming.Selected students, coming from the Grandes Ecoles establishment as well as universities in France and abroad, will have the opportunity to meet more than 40 companies among which are Trello, Jumia, Theodo, Botify and Afrostream while working on various themes and workshops and interviews. The students will also be introduced to the corporate cultures of their potential employers.By bringing together Europe’s most ambitious junior talents and the most exciting companies currently operating in the region, the Talent Summit conferences will allow for a more personalized and thorough recruitment, hopefully resulting in a greater chance of matching the demand of recruiting companies to the supply of students and graduates. read more

After face-to-face talks held Saturday in Nicosia with Greek Cypriot leader H.E. Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader H.E. Mehmet Ali Talat, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Ibrahim Gambari read out a text comprising a “set of principles” and a “decision by the two leaders” which outline next steps in the diplomatic effort to resolve the decades-old inter-communal conflict on the Mediterranean island.The Set of Principles includes commitment to the unification of Cyprus based on a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation and political equality, as set out in Security Council resolutions. The UN has been involved in the island since March 1964 when the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was set up to prevent a recurrence of fighting, contribute to the maintenance and restoration of law and order, and contribute to a return to normal conditions. The mission still maintains a buffer zone and supervises ceasefire lines on the island.In the statement read by Mr. Gambari, the sides recognized that “the status quo is unacceptable and that its prolongation would have negative consequences for the Turkish and Greek Cypriots.” A comprehensive settlement “is both desirable and possible, and should not be further delayed.”They agree to begin a process immediately, involving bi-communal discussion of issues that affect the day-to-day life of the people while addressing those that concern substantive issues, both of which will contribute to a comprehensive settlement.Further, the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides committed to ensure that the “right atmosphere” prevails for this process to be successful. “In that connection, confidence building measures are essential, both in terms of improving the atmosphere and improving the life of all Turkish and Greek Cypriots,” the statement notes, adding that “an end must be put to the so-called ‘blame game.’The Technical Committees on issues that affect the day-to-day life of people will commence by the end of July, according to the statement, which notes that by then the two leaders should have exchanged a list of issues of substance and its contents will be studied by expert bi-communal working groups and finalized by the leaders.“The two Leaders will meet further, from time to time as appropriate, to give directions to the expert bi-communal working groups as well as to review the work of the Technical Committees,” the statement adds.Secretary-General Kofi Annan had led earlier talks seeking a comprehensive settlement but these failed in April 2004 when 65 per cent of Turkish Cypriots voted in favour of the plan but 76 per cent of Greek Cypriots voted against it. read more

The R&D Newsletter is a quarterly publication highlighting automotive R&D, technology and innovation activities from across the UK. Click here to view the latest edition.This edition includes articles covering the automotive circular economy with recycled content, how to optimize carbon-ceramic brake discs and how local government is implementing and governing carbon emission reductions in the transport system. There are also articles looking at CO2 binding, as well as non-destructive testing using electromagnetic acoustic transducers and lastly, the creation of an integrated magnetic equivalent of a planetary gear and motor generator.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

first_imgCumbria police have been accused of failing to learn lessons from their failure in the Poppi Worthington case as it emerged that they have been criticised by the watchdog over their handling of child abuse allegations in recent weeks.Just days before a coroner ruled that Poppi had been sexually assaulted by her father before her death, the Independent Office for Police Conduct upheld a complaint against the force for failing to record a separate allegation of child abuse. Prosecutors have refused three times to put Paul Worthington on trial as police blunders, including not treating the 13-month-old’s death as a criminal inquiry for eight months, mean that there is “insufficient evidence” to charge him. The complainant in the latest case, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said it was “absolutely clear” that the force had not learnt their lessons in the five years since Poppi’s death. The revelations come as Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, assured a local MP that she would “urgently consider” his request for a public inquiry into Poppi’s case. John Woodcock, MP for Barrow-in-Furness where Poppi was living at the time of her death in 2012, said: “I am pleased that the Home Secretary took time to see me.”She made clear she recognises the community is reeling over Poppi’s death and the terrible failings that surround it.”Mrs Rudd pledged to consider urgently what steps she can take in the light of (the inquest) verdict and asked me to work with her home office team to try to make any action she takes as effective as possible. The two senior officers responsible, Detective Superintendent Mike Forrester and Detective Inspector Amanda Sadler, were found to have a case to answer for gross misconduct but Mr Forrester retired aged 48 on a full pensions before disciplinary action could be taken. Mrs Sadler, a former Miss Great Britain beauty queen, was found guilty by her force and demoted to Sergeant. She has also since retired.  Poppi Worthington was sexually abused by her father Paul, left, before her death, the coroner ruled Show more Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Poppi Worthington was sexually abused by her father Paul, left, before her death, the coroner ruled “Ministers always stress they cannot direct the Crown Prosecution Service who we are praying will look at the case in a fresh light following the coroner’s verdict.”But the Home Secretary can act to help restore confidence in our policing system which has been badly damaged by this terrible affair.”The CPS and the police are currently considering the conclusion of the inquest to see whether they could review the charging decision against Mr Worthington. Mr Woodcock said that the “grotesque failings” of the police need to be examined. In his ruling on Monday, the coroner said that there had been “very significant failings” by the force but he did not make any recommendations for improvement as he noted they have accepted the criticism and have “taken action”. It has now emerged that just three days before he delivered his judgement, the IOPC upheld a complaint against the force for failing to record allegations including child abuse and actually bodily harm against a child. The complaint alleged that “Cumbria Constabulary had been obstructive and had refused to investigate a number of serious allegations which you reported to them”. The  IOPC, which took over from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) earlier this month, said that in their decision letter that they upheld the complaint as “the matters you raise are required to be recorded”. The IOPC did not give any direction to the force as by the time the judgement was published Cumbria had “realised their mistake” and appointed an officer to investigation, the complainant said.  But it has been a month since they reversed their decision and the detective has still not been in touch, he added. He  continued: “It does appear despite this ruling by the IPOC, Cumbria police continue to fail to investigate and fail the children of Cumbria. I would have thought such serious allegations would warrant a rapid response.”It is clear the deep and troubling problems of all agencies involved in child protection in Cumbria are still very much present.”Cumbria Constabulary spokesperson said: “The Constabulary can confirm that it is investigating a complaint made by a member of the public in relation to the service they received. “The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) referred the complaint to the Constabulary’s Professional Standards Department for a recording decision. “The Constabulary had officially recorded this as a complaint, prior to the referral from the IOPC, following receipt of further information from the complainant.“Tim Farron, the Lib Dem MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, said: “After the utterly appalling tragedy of Poppi Worthington, we owe it to Poppi not only to get justice for her, but to learn every lesson so that no child is at risk of ending up in that situation ever again.“I welcome the IPOC’s announcement, as it is vitally important that there is complete transparency so we can ensure the police, social services and others are properly able to protect our children.”An investigation by the IPCC into Cumbria’s investigation into Poppi’s death had found that a litany of failings by officers meant that no one was brought to justice. last_img read more

first_imgThe fourth annual “Women Build” holiday tea, sponsored by Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at the restored Artillery Barracks at historic Fort Vancouver, 600 East Hatheway.The special guest speaker will be Rekah Strong, vice president of equity and engagement for United Way of the Columbia Willamette, and formerly the chief diversity and inclusion officer for Clark County. She has a master’s degree in social work from Portland State University and is now a Ph.D. student in social work there.Habitat’s Women Build program aims to empower women by recruiting and training them to build simple, decent, affordable homes. Tickets for the event are $30. Seating is limited; please RSVP by Nov. 28 to 360-737-1759 or .last_img read more

Follow the action at Employee Benefits Live 2016

first_imgEmployee Benefits Live, Europe’s largest employee reward and benefit event, returns for its 18th year on 11 and 12 October 2016 at Olympia National, London.Delegates will be able to attend sessions spanning six conference streams on each day of the event, such as workplace pensions, workplace equality and diversity, global reward, financial wellbeing, and benefits technology.During the sessions, leading experts from the benefits and reward sector will provide insights on hot topics facing the industry. EasyJet, TalkTalk, Samsung, Capital One, NHS Employers, Asda, Scottish Power, Kingfisher, and Cath Kidston are among the organisations who will be speaking at the free-to-attend event.Delegates will also have numerous opportunities to meet and interact with an array of reward and benefits providers, advisors and consultants in the exhibition hall, as well as network with peers.You can keep up to date with all the latest news from the event, and join in the conversation, by following @EmployeeBenefit on Twitter, or by using the official Employee Benefits Live hashtag #EBLive16.Register for news alerts on so you do not miss any breaking news from the event.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Game of Thrones fanatics are known for their crafty art tributes, however, a microbiologist decided to take her “culture” masterpiece to the next level by creating beautiful Westerosi house sigils with agar jelly and bacteria.Bria O’Brien, a Virginia-based lab manager, uploaded a picture of her creative Game of Thrones artwork to Reddit’s r/microbiology subreddit on May 14, reported. O’Brien, who works at a company that focuses on consumer goods and food testing, grew six house sigils that represented the Starks, the Targaryens, the Lannisters, the Tyrells, the Greyjoys, and the Tullys in bacteria cultures.AdChoices广告According to O’Brien, she makes her own media (the stuff that makes bacteria happy) in-house and performs quality checks to make sure the media doesn’t grow what it shouldn’t. Monitoring media usually involves placing agar, a jelly-like material that’s used to culture bacteria in a petri dish and then making the solution streak with a zigzag bacteria line. This isn’t O’Brien’s first foray into petri dish art either: She’s previously drawn the Stranger Things’ mind flayer and holiday plates.After the initial step above, the bacteria starts to grow and the “drawings” start to show in the agar. In the comments section, O’Brien said she used the following organisms and media for each Westerosi drawing: Starks [Staph aureus on Baird Parker Agar (BPA)[, Targaryens [E. coli on Levine Eosin Methylene Blue Agar (LEMB)], Lannister [Salmonella typhimuriumon Brilliant Green agar],  Tyrell [Candida albicans on Dichloran Rose Bengal Agar (DRBC)], Greyjoy [Salmonella typhimurium on Hektoen Enteric Agar (HE)],  and Tully [Listeria monocytogenes on ALOA].“To draw them I use an inoculating needle, and a drop of sterile water in a petri dish mixed with a colony of the bacteria,” O’Brien explained. “For specific drawings I’ll look at a picture to make sure I capture it accurately.”O’Brien, who will enter her artwork to the American Society for Microbiology’s annual art contest, said she might draw more Game of Thrones designs after the series finale, and she’s rooting for the Starks.“Depending on the outcome of [Game of Thrones], I may draw some agar plates specifically detailing the end. My favorite house is house Stark,” O’Brien added. “It has the majority of the morally good characters in the show that I’d like to see make it out alive.”More on Look: ‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale Photos‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Urge HBO to Re-Do Season 8 in New PetitionGeorge R.R. Martin Denies That Final ‘Game of Thrones’ Books Are Done ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future last_img read more

New technique doubles resolution of nearfield terahertz imaging

first_img © 2016 Tech Xplore Explore further Techniques involving the use of terahertz radiation have been evolving in recent years, leading to devices able to see through materials to take pictures of what lies beneath. Because T-rays are less energetic than X-ray or gamma rays, they are less likely to cause damage. That has made them ideal for use in detecting hidden images behind paintings and discovering defects in panels used on space craft. But there have been two problems with using T-rays more widely, the first is that it costs a lot, and the second is that it cannot be used in applications smaller than its wavelength, which has held back its resolution abilities. In this new effort, the researchers have not found a solution for the first problem but have dramatically improved the second.To improve the resolution, the team illuminated an object hidden behind a silicon wafer with two different sources, one of them was a standard terahertz beam, and the other was light that sent pulses of different dark and light patterns onto the object under study. The patterns that were projected onto the wafer caused part of it to become conductive, which meant the T-rays could not pass through them. Thus the T-rays were able to easily pass through the wafer but were then scattered as they struck the object hidden on the other side. Using a pixel detector allowed for recording the T-rays that made their way through, allowing for image creation.Using the technique, the researchers report that they were able to detect cracks in a circuit board affixed to the opposite side of a wafer, at approximately double the resolution of existing terahertz imaging techniques. They believe their technique could prove useful in the microelectronics industry, and perhaps in medicine, as it might be used to detect very tiny tumors. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: R. I. Stantchev et al. Noninvasive, near-field terahertz imaging of hidden objects using a single-pixel detector, Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600190AbstractTerahertz (THz) imaging can see through otherwise opaque materials. However, because of the long wavelengths of THz radiation (λ = 400 μm at 0.75 THz), far-field THz imaging techniques suffer from low resolution compared to visible wavelengths. We demonstrate noninvasive, near-field THz imaging with subwavelength resolution. We project a time-varying, intense (>100 μJ/cm2) optical pattern onto a silicon wafer, which spatially modulates the transmission of synchronous pulse of THz radiation. An unknown object is placed on the hidden side of the silicon, and the far-field THz transmission corresponding to each mask is recorded by a single-element detector. Knowledge of the patterns and of the corresponding detector signal are combined to give an image of the object. Using this technique, we image a printed circuit board on the underside of a 115-μm-thick silicon wafer with ~100-μm (λ/4) resolution. With subwavelength resolution and the inherent sensitivity to local conductivity, it is possible to detect fissures in the circuitry wiring of a few micrometers in size. THz imaging systems of this type will have other uses too, where noninvasive measurement or imaging of concealed structures is necessary, such as in semiconductor manufacturing or in ex vivo bioimaging. (—A team of researchers with members from the University of Exeter, the University of Glasgow and QinetiQ, all in the U.K. has found a way to effectively double the resolution offered by near-field terahertz imaging. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes how the technique works and some of the applications that might be bettered through its use.center_img A terahertz image taken with the newly developed, non-invasive sub-wavelength terahertz imaging setup. The image size is 2x2mm and the structure was hidden behind a silicon wafer. Credit: Stantchev et al. Citation: New technique doubles resolution of near-field terahertz imaging (2016, June 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Light-powered 3-D printer creates terahertz lens Journal information: Science Advanceslast_img read more