Donald Trump Sends Protester Out Into Freezing Weather Without Coat

New York – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made headlines once again, not for his presidential qualifications, but for the inhuman way in which he treats those that oppose him.During a campaign rally in liberal-majority state Vermont, ‘The Donald’ did not hesitate to have a protester kicked out of the venue, asking security to not give him his winter coat back.Last Thursday, during his speech in the city of Burlington, Trump heard someone booing in the crowd. He immediately ordered his guards to take him out into the freezing cold. “Get him out of here,” Trump ordered security, adding “Don’t give him his coat. Keep his coat. Confiscate his coat. You know, it’s about 10 degrees below zero outside. No, you can keep his coat. Tell him we’ll send it to him in a couple of weeks.”The crowd of 1,400 people cheered and clapped his decision as the protester was being ejected from the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington.However, it is not known if the venue’s security guards followed the billionaire’s “frozen punishment” orders.According to New York’s Daily News, the real estate mogul was faced by several anti-Trump protesters at the Burlington rally. He was interrupted several times during his speech.Since the venue only holds 1,400 guests and the Trump campaign released more than 14 times the amount of available seats, the “loyalty oath” was allegedly used to only allow true Trump sympathizers into the rally.“We have more than 20,000 people that showed up for 1,400 spots,” the GOP leader said in a statement, explaining why he made sure only those that said they would vote for him were given a pass.“I’m taking care of my people, not people who don’t want to vote for me or are undecided. They are loyal to me and I am loyal to them,” he added.This seems to be the “modus operandi” of the Republican candidate as he cannot stand those that think differently from him.On Friday, Muslim woman, Rose Hamid, 56, was kicked out of his rally in Rock Hill, South Carolina for wearing a hijab.Trump commented on the incident as Hamid was being escorted out. “There is hatred against us that is unbelievable. It’s their hatred, it’s not our hatred,” Trump said to his supporters. read more

Ramadan 49 Moroccan Imams and Women Preachers to Officiate at Spanish

Rabat – A group of 49 Moroccan imams and women preachers, called “morchidats,” has arrived in Spain to officiate at the country’s mosques and Islamic places of worship during the holy month of Ramadan.The group, which consists of 40 imams, five male preachers, four female preachers, and a q?ri? (reciter of the Qur’an), was sent by the Moroccan Ministry Endowments and Religious Affairs.  They were dispersed across the country’s cities including Madrid, Barcelona, Targona, Zaragoza, Malaga and Las Palmas.The group will hold conferences and give lectures and sermons following the initiative of the Ministry and the Hassan II Foundation for Moroccans Living Abroad, in coordination with the Federation of Mosques in Spain. “This initiative aims to teach the Moroccan community the noble values, principles and teachings of Islam that renounce violence,” said Abdelaziz Mouden, the Head of Federation of Mosques in Spain.Mouden added that “the initiative also came to meet the needs of Moroccans living in Spain in the religious field, noting that the Moroccan community in this country is adhering to the Maliki rite, which provides answers to all questions related to religious affairs.”The holy month of Ramadan started Saturday.Meanwhile, there are also other groups of Moroccan imams in Europe. On Thursday, a group of 67 Moroccan imams and morchidats arrived in Belgium.Earlier this month, it was announced that the Moroccan Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs would send 400 imams and morchidates to European countries, including France and Italy. read more

Boxing Day deals still sought after by Canadians despite Black Friday and

LeBlanc said pricing is just one tool in the retailer arsenal, noting that companies can also distinguish themselves from competitors by offering exclusive goods.“Retailers will start working on that in January of the year of what products are going to be offered,” he said. “To get their best cost, that means they’re buying well in advance. To the degree they want to set Boxing Day or Boxing Week as a couple of items to spectacularly gain attention versus their competitors, they’ll do that.”Boxing Day was traditionally driven by retailers seeking to clear out leftover inventories to make way for winter merchandise, noted David Soberman, professor of marketing at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.“Boxing Day is a holiday that has its historical origins in the supply side argument as opposed to a demand side argument. I think that that will still be there,” said Soberman. “Of course, given that there are specials on, it still raises the question as to whether or not people will come out in the same numbers.“I think it would probably be pretty safe to say they won’t simply because people these days are more oriented to shopping online; and when you shop online, what this means is that first of all, you’re going to look for a bargain online. And the second thing is that you can even compare the prices that you see in Boxing Day sales to online sales.“I would argue that smart online retailers will react to their competition, so the natural reaction to price reductions by one competitor is for you to reduce your prices as well.”Some retailers are already getting a jump on offering end-of-year bargains.Amazon.ca announced plans to feature new Boxing Day deals daily beginning Tuesday until Dec. 29, mirroring an early promotional move made by the online retailer last year. Best Buy will launch its Boxing Day sale online on Christmas Eve.A online survey commissioned by cash-back shopping site Ebates.ca found that about 40 per cent of Canadians plan to shop on Boxing Day, with most planning to buy clothing (69 per cent) followed by electronics (63 per cent), said general manager Adrienne Down Coulson. When the same question was posed about Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November, the categories were reversed.Down Coulson said while participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions is “much less optional” for Canadian companies today, she doesn’t foresee a huge impact on Boxing Day.“Boxing Day is still one of the biggest shopping days if not the biggest shopping day in Canada. So as a retailer, they’ve got to be aggressive if they’re going to compete,” she said.“The consumer wins. Pretty much anything is on sale all the time.”Lee said he thinks Boxing Day still has an advantage in the minds of consumers.“I’m somewhat more skeptical about Black Friday and Cyber Monday because as they introduce and extend these sales, people become more cynical and they start to discount the sales saying: ’Well, you know they’re not really that great a deal.’ Whereas I think consumers understand intuitively the Boxing Day week sales are going to be better deals, although because there’s a lot less stuff on the shelves, it’s much more hit and miss.”— With files from The Associated Press. TORONTO — Boxing Day has traditionally been a bonanza for bargain hunters, but will earlier Black Friday promotions put a dent in post-Christmas sales?Canadian retailers have sought to entice consumers to stick close to home with Black Friday sales, coinciding with price-slashing discounts offered in the U.S. after Thanksgiving in November. Yet as more homegrown businesses have started embracing the American shopping tradition, south of the border there are signs of fatigue.Preliminary indicators suggested that the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend was disappointing for U.S. retailers. An estimated 133.7 million people shopped in stores and online, down 5.2 per cent from a year ago, according to a survey of 4,631 people conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics for the National Retail Federation. Total spending for the weekend was projected to fall 11 per cent.Michael LeBlanc, senior vice-president for digital retail with the Retail Council of Canada, said holiday promotions are “better seen as a marathon than a sprint” as retailers aim to meet consumers’ needs as well as their own targets.Flying with style: Canada’s airports embrace high fashionStill looking for Disney’s Frozen Castle and other hot toys? You’re probably out of luck“Retail is such a fiercely competitive industry that different retailers are going to take different approaches to how they run their promotional calendar,” LeBlanc said from New York.“Some will choose not to participate in Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For some, Boxing Day is a major event and will continue to be. But for sure, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will take some purchases away from a Boxing Day sale potentially — people doing self-purchase, as we describe it, or early gift-giving.”Meanwhile, Boxing Day has become a prime time for shoppers to cash in gift cards obtained over the holidays, he added.Ian Lee, assistant professor with the Sprott School of Business at Ottawa’s Carleton University, said while the Black Friday phenomenon has extended the holiday shopping season until the week of Boxing Day, it is not generating net new sales.“All they’re doing is playing musical chairs and shifting the sales so maybe one company has a better sales promotion campaign, it’s more aggressive, so they’re attracting customers to come into their stores instead of the other guys’ stores,” Lee said from Warsaw.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang read more

Property prices still falling amid some signs of recovery

first_imgNew mortgage lending declined a massive 24.2 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter. This might help explain the sharp dip in prices at the start of the year, following the stabilisation at the end of 2012.He said the latest statistics showed some semblance of normality may have returned to the sector, as the mortgage market slowly recovers.Since the peak of the housing boom in early 2007, there’s been a 56 per cent decline in the price of properties in Dublin, and a drop of 48 per cent in the rest of the country.Photos: Most expensive house in America up for sale priced €145 million >Read: Revenue has spent €67,000 on the property tax helpline > PROPERTY PRICES ARE are continuing to fall, but at a slower rate than recent years.There was a 1.2 per cent decrease nationally in the year to April, according to the latest Residential Property Price Index. That compares with a decline of 16.4 per cent in the previous 12 month period.Sales recorded in April show there was an average price increase of 0.8 per cent for the month, compared to a fall of just over 1 per cent in April of last year.April figures for Dublin show homes in the capital were changing hands for 1 per cent more than the same month in 2012.There was, however, a 2.9 per cent decrease in the value of Dublin apartments compared to a year ago – although the Central Statistics Office is stressing that as there’s a comparatively low number of apartments on the market, the sector is prone to some volatility.The price of residential properties in the rest of the country grew by 1.2 per cent in April, compared with a decline of 2 per cent in April last year.Reacting to the figures, David McNamara of Davy Stockbrokers said the expiry of mortgage interest relief at the end of 2012 had depressed the market in the first quarter of the year.last_img read more

Go home motherfer Monaghan man told to pay compensation to business owner

first_img No Comments Image: Google Streetview Image: Google Streetview By Siobhán McNamara 28,429 Views http://jrnl.ie/3364624 ‘Go home, motherf***er’: Monaghan man told to pay compensation to business owner he abused Judge Kevin Kilrane said it was shocking behaviour for a man of 45. Short URL A JUDGE HAS said unprovoked racial abuse showered on a takeaway owner was utterly unacceptable.Thomas McCaughey (45) of Annalitten, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan was before Donegal District Court last week. He pleaded guilty to assaulting Karnail Singh at Apache Pizza, The Diamond Donegal Town on 23 April. He also admitted threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour on the same date.Mr Singh gave evidence that at about 4am on Sunday, McCaughey walked into Apache Pizza and immediately became abusive to staff.“I tried to calm him down,” he said. “He tried to come over the counter. He hit me.”Judge Kevin Kilrane asked if the abuse was racial.The victim replied that McCaughey called him a foreigner and a black bastard and was very threatening.When asked exactly what other words were used during the ten minutes of abuse, Mr Singh said: “He called me Muslim. He told me ‘go back home motherfucker’.”Mr Singh said the defendant asked him what he was doing here and told him to go back to his own country. He said McCaughey threatened to ‘put’ him back in his own country.Judge Kilrane asked how the incident impacted on the business.“There were around 20 customers. We couldn’t serve anybody while that was going on,” he answered.The defendant had stated at the outset that he did not want a solicitor. Judge Kilrane again offered him the opportunity to take legal advice.“Your liberty is very much at stake here,” he cautioned.McCaughey replied:I am only going to say what a solicitor is going to say. I apologise to the victim. It was very much out of character.Judge Kilrane said it was shocking behaviour for a man of 45.“Here is this man trying to make a living and foul and filthy abuse is hurled at him,” he said.This type of racial abuse is going to stop. A signal must go out that this is utterly and completely unacceptable.He ordered McCaughey to pay €1,000 compensation if he wanted to avoid jail. The judge added that if McCaughey paid the compensation, he would still face a fine.The case was adjourned to 22 May.Comments are closed as proceedings are ongoing.  May 1st 2017, 7:00 AM Share Tweet Email2 Monday 1 May 2017, 7:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Coast Guard to lift blue light driving ban for volunteers as training

first_img Share47 Tweet Email2 Image: Irish Coast Guard via Facebook 15,073 Views THE IRISH COAST Guard is to lift its controversial ban on blue light and siren driving for some volunteers as it rolls out training. Last month a directive was issued to staff and volunteers informing them that they were only permitted to use the lights on their emergency vehicles when parked up. The directive stated that the risks associated with driving blue light vehicles on public roads needed to be mitigated for the safety of volunteers and the public.Now, in a new safety notice, the Coast Guard has told volunteers that once they receive the new training that it has already begun to roll-out, the ban will be lifted for trained members. The safety notice states that drivers of Irish Coast Guard vehicles are not legally exempted under the road traffic legislation.The use of lights and sirens “potentially induces unknown behaviours on behalf of other road users” which may introduce risk of injury, it said. To mitigate this risk, the coast guard said it is currently rolling out enhanced driver training. “A programme of training has commenced for eight Coast Guard Units in predominantly urban areas around the coast and when further dates become available, the Coast Guard units will be contacted to nominate volunteers for this course.”Last month Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan, who is a volunteer with Tramore Sea and Cliff Rescue said this ban was “top-down bureaucracy that makes no sense when it comes to the day-to-day activities of emergency personnel trying to do their job”. “The Coast Guard HQ are claiming that this is about safety concerns and risks for the drivers and the general public, but if a volunteer is trying to make their way to an emergency situation and is stuck in traffic, lives could be lost,” she said at the time. TrainingAll participants in the new training will now be required to undergo an individual risk assessment. No coast guard drivers will be allowed to use blue lights and sirens on public roads unless they have successfully completed the training. Volunteers from Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard were among the first to receive the new training. It is understood that the day course involves a presentation on road safety and an assessment of basic driving skills.Initially four people per unit will be nominated for the enhanced driver training. They will all be given risk ratings from low to high. Anyone who receives a medium, medium/high or high rating will not be placed on the authorised drivers list. Those with a lower rating will be placed on the list for driving a coast guard vehicle with blue lights and sirens.  Short URL Coast Guard to lift blue light driving ban for volunteers as training rolled out The ban had been put in place last month to “mitigate the risk” of this type of driving on public roads. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 30 Mar 2019, 8:00 AM Image: Irish Coast Guard via Facebook 21 Comments By Michelle Hennessy Mar 30th 2019, 8:00 AM https://jrnl.ie/4567204 last_img read more

Des chercheurs ont percé le secret génétique de ceux qui dorment peu

first_imgDes chercheurs ont percé le secret génétique de ceux qui dorment peuUne équipe européenne a découvert un gène capable de contrôler notre durée de sommeil. Celui-ci pourrait expliquer pourquoi certaines personnes n’ont besoin de dormir que quelques heures par nuit. Si les médecins préconisent en général au moins 7 à 8 heures de sommeil par nuit, l’horloge biologique diffère d’un individu à l’autre. Ainsi, certains ont besoin de dormir au minimum 10 heures s’ils ne veulent pas être épuisés tandis que 4 heures de sommeil suffisent en revanche à d’autres pour se sentir en pleine forme. Une différence que les chercheurs avaient bien du mal à expliquer… du moins jusqu’ici. En effet, une équipe dirigée par le Dr Karla Allebrandt du Ludwig Maximilians University de Munich en Allemagne a découvert une piste pour expliquer ce phénomène. Il s’agirait d’un gène qui contrôle notre durée de sommeil. Pour arriver à un tel résultat, les chercheurs ont mené une vaste étude sur 4.000 personnes provenant de sept pays européens. Des sujets à qui ils ont demandé de remplir des questionnaires sur leurs habitudes de sommeil, avant d’en analyser les réponses. Parallèlement, ils ont également étudié le génome des patients, et plus particulièrement un gène précis et baptisé ABCC9. Déjà impliqué dans le risque de maladie cardiaque et de diabète, ce gène serait en fait capable de réduire la durée de notre sommeil. Plus précisément, c’est l’une de ses versions qui aurait une telle capacité.En comparant les résultats des questionnaires et le génome des sujets, les chercheurs se sont aperçus que ceux qui possédaient deux copies d’un certain variant du gène présentaient des périodes de sommeil “significativement plus courtes” que ceux qui possédaient deux copies d’un autre variant. Un mécanisme similaire chez plusieurs espèces ?À lire aussiTroubles du sommeil : comment bien dormir et éviter l’insomnie ?Or, cette conclusion s’est aussi confirmée chez la drosophile. “Le gène ABCC9 est ancien d’un point de vue évolutif, étant donné qu’un gène similaire est présent chez les drosophiles. Les drosophiles présentent aussi un comportement ressemblant au sommeil. Quand nous avons bloqué la fonction de l’homologue de ABCC9 dans le système nerveux de la mouche, la durée du sommeil nocturne s’est trouvée réduite”, a expliqué le Dr Allebrandt citée par le Daily Mail.   Co-auteur de l’étude, le professeur Till Roenneberg a commenté pour sa part : “c’est très encourageant pour nous que ABCC9 affecte aussi la période de ‘sommeil nocturne’ des mouches. Cela nous dit que le contrôle génétique de la durée du sommeil est peut-être basé sur des mécanismes similaires chez de nombreuses espèces très différentes”.Le 28 novembre 2011 à 16:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The Flash Shocked the Audience with Something We Knew Was Coming

first_img Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis Man, that ending of last night’s penultimate episode of The Flash…  what a gut-punch, right? We all should have known it was coming. After spending the better part of this season trying to change the future and utterly failing, what were the chances Barry was actually going to prevent Iris’s death? As we learned last night, they weren’t good. Even with the Speedforce Bazooka, Savitar still defeated Team Flash’s plan, and now Iris West is dead. At least that’s what it looks like.We still have one episode left in this season, and I refuse to believe that Iris is just gone. The show always has some trick up its sleeve, and it likely laid the groundwork for it this episode. Before the show just stomped on everyone’s hearts with that ending, there was some fun to be had in this episode. Team Flash found a power source that can make the Speedforce Bazooka work. It’s a piece of Dominator tech currently being held by ARGUS. Hey, that massive crossover event was good for something! There’s one problem, though. They’re not giving it to Barry. Lyla doesn’t trust Barry with something so powerful, considering how much he’s screwed things up in the past.You know what that means? It’s heisting time. Barry goes back in time to pluck the pre-death Legends of Tomorrow version of Captain Cold out of his timeline and bring him to the present. Who better to break into what we’re told is the most secure government facility on the planet than a master thief with a cold gun? Sadly, the heist part of the story isn’t as much fun as it could be. With the show’s need to cram all of its story into this episode before the season finale, there wasn’t enough time to make this the superhero heist story we all want it to be. Even so, it does feature Captain Cold going up against King Shark. Even pacing issues can’t take all the fun out of that.Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Photo: Dean Buscher /The CW)Barry is inching near some pretty dark places during the heist. A fact that Captain Cold picks up on, and somewhat ironically pushes him back towards the heroic side of things. I guess that’s how you can tell this is late season one Snart. It starts with Barry (using H.R.’s face-changing disguise) infiltrating ARGUS as Lyla, and ruthlessly beating the guards unconscious. From the front desk, they’re able to take an elevator straight to the cell block with the power source. They made a big deal about how impenetrable this place was, it should have been a little harder than that. But hey, they had a lot of story to get through in this one episode, so plot conveniences were inevitable, I guess. After a brief, fun mention of the Arrowverse’s version of the Suicide Squad (which thanks the DCEU, we won’t see again) Barry and Snart find the power source. It’s in a cell, guarded by King Shark.This is where Snart sees Barry at his darkest. Barry tells Snart to open the cell door so he can shoot Shark in the back with Snart’s cold gun. Fortunately for everyone involved, Snart tells Barry hey, maybe don’t be a murderer. Since King Shark is a great white, and partially warm-blooded. All they have to do is lower the temperature in the room, and Shark will fall asleep for a short time. Thanks, Discovery Channel! The ensuing fight still gets pretty brutal in a way this show rarely does. As the two are making an escape, King Shark grabs Snart’s leg. Barry has Cisco close the cell door, severing King Shark’s arm. It grows back, but seeing a bloody, severed shark arm on The Flash was a surprise. The whole point of all this was so Snart could convince Barry to stay a hero. There was a second where Barry could have left Snart to be King Shark’s dinner, but he didn’t. He remained the hero. That not only reminded Barry of what The Flash should be, it convinced Lyla that he was responsible enough to take the power source. Wins all around.Pictured (L-R): Candice Patton as Iris West and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (Photo: Dean Buscher /The CW)The more somber parts of the show were actually well done this episode. At the very least, they seemed to matter more, thanks to the constant reminders of Iris’s fast-approaching death. Iris has accepted that she might not make it and is preparing to die. It works because her interactions with her family feel genuine. She reminisces with her dad about all the trouble she got into as a teenager. They talk about the song he used to sing when she was little, which was a nice excuse to get Jesse L. Martin singing again. The man has a beautiful voice.Sadly, all the planning seems to be for naught. Savitar tricks H.R. into giving up Iris’s location, he carries the philosopher’s stone with him, which neutralizes the effects of the Speedforce Bazooka, and stabs Iris. It all plays out exactly the way Barry saw. The sequence is made even harder to watch when the goodbye video Iris made for Barry is played as she dies. This moment is so well done and effective, that I forget all the poor pacing and annoying problems that led up to it. As she falls to the ground, we hear her say her wedding vows to Barry. I’m not crying; you’re crying!Anne Dudek as Tracy Brand and Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells (Photo: Dean Buscher /The CW)That’s where the episode ends, but… come on, Iris isn’t dead! She can’t be. I refuse to believe that the prolonged death sequence, with the goodbye video intercut was anything more than an elaborate ruse. Someone on Team Flash had a plan that they didn’t tell Barry about. Thinking about it, wasn’t that last scene with H.R. a little weird? He expressed such guilt over giving away Iris’s location to Savitar, lamenting the fact that he doesn’t actually contribute much to the team. When Cisco said he’d see H.R. later, he didn’t answer. Could the Iris that died have actually been H.R. using his hologram disguise? We did see earlier this episode that the disguise is convincing enough to be a complete transformation, regardless of body size and gender. Did H.R. sacrifice himself to save Iris?Another possibility is that Barry won’t end up creating Savitar. The entire point of the heist was for Captain Cold to convince Barry not to become a killer. “The Flash should always be a hero.” If that inspires him to find another way to defeat Savitar, he may not use time remnants. With no time remnants, there is no Savitar. Iris will pop back into existence, and they’ll escape this closed loop. Whichever route the show ends up going, we only have to wait a week before we find out. After next Tuesday’s season finale, we can finally put this Savitar story behind us. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Morning Press: Vancouver development; Washougal protest; E-bikes

first_imgClark County isn’t expecting a white Christmas, but what are the chances of a wet Christmas? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the weekend:Vancouver development: Planes, cranes and a growing cityEvery big project has crane issues. But there’s one unique hurdle the current crop of Vancouver cranes have to contend with: Pearson Field. The proximity of the airfield creates project-altering building heights over downtown, forcing builders to plan ahead, adapt and sometimes arrive at expensive compromises to get the job done.The single-runway municipal airfield is located on the east side of Interstate 5, next to downtown Vancouver. The city has owned the airport since 1947, while the airport has been in continuous operation since 1905. The National Park Service manages the Fort Vancouver National Site, which includes the western section of the runway. The park service has a 40-year lease with the city, which operates the airfield. The lease was signed in 2011.The airport enjoys historical significance and contemporary popularity, but its urban location — and proximity to the much larger Portland International Airport — means that planes taking off and landing at Pearson are limited to one flight path on the airport’s west side: straight over downtown Vancouver.Read the full story: Vancouver development: Planes, cranes and a growing citylast_img read more

Appeals court rules in favor of SDSU West backers

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: SDSU West, Stadium Site FacebookTwitter Posted: July 19, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The SDSU West initiative to redevelop the Mission Valley stadium site appears headed for the November ballot, along with a competing measure.Petitioners associated with FS Investors, the group backing the competing SoccerCity proposal, filed an appeal last week contending that Friends of SDSU, not formally affiliated with San Diego State University, had misused the university’s name, deceived voters and violated election law with the SDSU West proposal.On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal denied the petition to strike recent Superior Court ruling that Friends of SDSU, comprised of alumni, business and community leaders, can legally use the university’s name as it campaigns ahead of the election.Friends of SDSU issued a statement calling the appellate court’s ruling “another victory for Friends of SDSU and San Diego voters. It marks the second failed attempt by FS Investors to remove our initiative from the ballot and deny voters a choice regarding the future of the Mission Valley stadium site.”A representative for SoccerCity backers could not immediately be reached for comment.RELATED STORY: San Diego City Attorney files lawsuits against SDSU West and SoccerCityBarring further legal challenges, both initiatives to develop the site, where SDCCU Stadium currently stands, appear headed to the November ballot.SDSU West is backing a proposal for a new 35,000-seat Aztecs football stadium. The measure includes hotels, retail space, a river park and an academic campus to be shared with commercial office tenants.The SoccerCity initiative also proposes mixed-use spaces, as well as a 23,500-seat professional soccer stadium that could be expanded to accommodate Aztecs football.Supporters of whichever measure receives more votes, provided it cracks majority support, will likely be given an opportunity to negotiate with the city over the land. center_img Appeals court rules in favor of SDSU West backers July 19, 2018 Updated: 11:29 AMlast_img read more

Timeline extended for state takeover of Alaska LNG project

first_imgAlaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack discuss meetings with potential buyers of Alaska’s LNG during a press conference on Friday Sept. 30, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney)The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation is still trying to broker a deal to take over the Alaska Liquified Natural Gas project, but it will not happen by its self-imposed end-of-the-year deadline.Listen NowThis is the second deadline the project has missed in trying to take over the massive $45 billion-plus Alaska LNG project.The state has been working toward a takeover since BP, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil balked at pursuing the project, after prices for oil and liquefied natural gas fell worldwide.Corporation President Keith Meyer told board members on Dec. 21 that the transition agreements have taken months to finish. He said there are four things that need to be done to take over the project.So far, AGDC has gotten the rights to all of the information developed by the project. It has also sent notice to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that it will go through the permitting process alone.But that still leaves the question of what will happen to a big chunk of land on the Kenai Peninsula. The project bought 630 acres to house a natural gas liquefaction plant at the end of the pipeline.Additionally, the corporation has not yet taken over a Department of Energy license that would allow the state to export LNG to non-free trade agreement countries.Meyer told the board the negotiations on those points were still in progress, but agreements would not happen until next year.last_img read more

Dallas Mega Marchers Were Fewer Than 11 Years Ago But Equally Passionate

first_imgBILL ZEEBLE / KERA NEWSThousands of marchers carrying U.S. flags turn the corner on the way do Dallas City Hall.Police estimate 3,200 people marched through downtown Dallas Sunday demanding an end to immigrant bashing and growing racial violence. The “Mega March” copied the rally of 11 years ago. That one drew a half million people. This much smaller crowd shared similar goals.LISTEN: The KERA radio story Catholic, Muslim and Jewish leaders prayed at the start of this broadly diverse march. Ranya Rahim and Abigail Strube were impassioned participants.“This march is about mainly immigrants and refugees,” Rahim said. “Being there for them, opening up our borders for them, reducing the hate crimes…”BILL ZEEBLE / KERA NEWSMarchers with sombreros proudly sporting red, white and blue.Her friend Strube chimed in. “We were built on immigrants. We need the immigrants. And people are coming here because they need to come here and I believe we should let them in,” Strube said.Rahim, a Muslim here from Bangladesh, took aim at immigrant bashers.“I’m an immigrant. I’m a first generation immigrant,” Rahim continued. “I came here almost 20 years ago. In this past 20 years we have had Republican presidents and Democrat presidents. However, this is the first time I feel this current president may not have my back.”Incidents like hand-scrawled, anti-Hispanic posters were left over the weekend at Foster Elementary School. It’s populated by mostly Latino students. Officials condemned what they called hate speech.Zade Rosenthal marched to defend the U.S. constitution and the American way of life he says are now threatened.“If we don’t want to have refugees and people who are looking for a better life in this country then we need to tear down the old Statue of Liberty and give it back to the people who gave it to us,” Rosenthal said.The march wended its mile and half path toward Dallas City Hall plaza. Along the way, marchers chanted “USA, USA,” heard frequently at President Trump rallies. A lone supporter of Donald Trump, Dustin Martin, held his big blue Trump flag, saying he represents America, not like the people who were marching.“America first!” shouted Martin.Along the same route a woman sold t-shirts that read “Immigrants Make America Great.”At the end of the march, speakers took center stage. One of the rally organizers,  attorney and former Texas State House Representative Domingo Garcia, targeted the current administration.   “Immigrants are not political piñatas to be kicked around for political points,” Garcia said. “We are human beings. We are families. We are building America with our hands…and we’re going to continue to fight for the America we believe is red, white and blue, and it’s all of us right here, all Americans.”The list of mostly Democratic speakers continued, from Beto O’Rourke, who’s running against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, to U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro and Martin Luther King, III.Like the giant march of 2006, police reported no arrests. Copyright 2017 KERA-FM. To see more, visit KERA-FM. Sharelast_img read more

A toss of the dice reveals the truth

first_imgIn a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers show how a simple toss of the dice can help to bring out honest answers when people are asked difficult questions. 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. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Reeling in a wild silk harvest Explore furthercenter_img Citation: A toss of the dice reveals the truth (2011, August 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-toss-dice-reveals-truth.html More information: “Identifying indicators of illegal behaviour: carnivore killing in human-managed landscapes,” Proc. R. Soc. B July 27, 2011. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1228 The research, led by Julia Jones and Freya St John from Bangor University in the United Kingdom is being used in South Africa to question ranchers regarding the killing of protected leopards.Getting people to admit that they have done something illegal is notoriously difficult, but this new method has created a way that seems to make the respondents more comfortable in revealing the truth.When a person is being questioned, they are first given a simple dice. They are told that before answering a question, they must throw the dice and that the researcher would not be able to see what number is rolled. If they throw a number one, they must respond to the question with ‘no.’ If they throw a number six, they must respond with the answer ‘yes.’ All other numbers they are to answer the question with a truthful answer.With this little catch, a respondent’s ‘yes’ answer may not always be ‘yes’ and a ‘no’ may not always be a ‘no.’ Because of this fact, respondents seem to be more willing to give truthful answers when the numbers two through five are rolled.The researchers have also tested this randomized response technique with suspected drug users and compared question results with hair sample drug screening tests and found that they get much more accurate results from the respondents that are administered questions using the dice method.The method is being used in South Africa, not to criminalize ranchers for killing the leopards, but to help target conservation efforts. In areas where ranchers are likely to kill these animals, compensation may be provided to ranchers who have lost livestock due to the predators.last_img read more

Woman airlifted to safety after fall in the Drakensberg while hiking

first_imgAlso read: Ladysmith K9 Search & Rescue officer saves elderly man in the mountainsParamedics treated her for injuries sustained before she was taken to hospital for further medical treatment.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! A 24-year-old woman had to be airlifted to safety after she fell while hiking in the Drakensberg on Thursday afternoon (December 7).The woman is currently on holiday with her husband and was hiking in Tiger Falls Valley.She slipped on some rocks and injured herself.The lady was airlifted from the scene to Bergville Fire Station.Also read: 73-year-old German doctor rescued and airlifted by paramedics after fall in Drakensberg WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more June 5, 2015 – Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent compared to women who are not screened, according to a major international review. The review covered the latest evidence on breast cancer screening.Overall, women who are invited to attend mammography screening have a 23 percent risk reduction in breast cancer death (owing to some attending and some not), compared with women not invited by routine screening programmes.In the U.K., this relative risk translates to around eight deaths prevented per 1,000 women regularly attending screening, and five deaths prevented per 1,000 women invited to screening.Stephen Duffy, professor of cancer screening at Queen Mary University of London, and experts from 16 countries assessed the positive and negative impact of different breast cancer screening methods based on a comprehensive analysis of evidence from 11 randomized controlled trials and 40 high-quality observational studies.The latest findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, were coordinated by the International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization’s specialized cancer agency; the data will contribute to an update of the IARC Handbook on breast cancer screening, last published in 2002.The findings look at breast cancer screening on a global level and therefore take into account routine screening programs (where all women of a certain age are invited to attend) and opportunistic screening services (which operate in countries without a set program).Commenting on the findings, Duffy said: “This important analysis will hopefully reassure women around the world that breast screening with mammography saves lives. The evidence proves breast screening is a vital tool in increasing early diagnosis of breast cancer and therefore reducing the number of deaths.”In the U.K. we are extremely fortunate to have the NHS Breast Screening Program where all women aged 50-70 years are invited to attend. Women invited to this service can be reassured the program is endorsed by internationally respected organizations and experts.”The report confirms previous findings that women aged 50-69 years benefit most from breast cancer screening. However, several studies also showed a substantial reduction in risk of death from breast cancer by inviting women aged 70-74 years for screening – a shift away from previous consensus. Only limited evidence was identified in favor of screening women in their 40s.Duffy continued: “Despite evidence that mammography screening is effective, we still need to carry out further research on alternative screening methods, such as the promising ‘digital breast tomosynthesis’; a newly developed form of 3-D imaging which could potentially improve the accuracy of mammography in coping with more dense breast tissue.”It is also vital we continue researching the most effective ways of screening women at high risk of breast cancer due to family history or genetic status. We need further evidence to fine-tune services offered to high risk women in terms of different screening methods, from an earlier age and possibly at shorter intervals.”The purpose of breast screening is to diagnose women with breast cancer earlier,  therefore improving prognosis and reducing the number of late-stage cases and deaths. However, concerns have been raised over the negative impact of mammography screening – notably, false-positive results, overdiagnosis and possibly radiation-induced cancer. This new review builds upon previous evidence which suggests the potential benefits of breast screening outweigh the risks.For more information: www.qmul.ac.uk FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | June 05, 2015 Attending Breast Cancer Screening Reduces Death Risk by 40 Percent U.K. study suggests an extra eight deaths per 1,000 could be prevented Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more read morelast_img read more

Air Canada advises agent partners to subscribe to Air Canada Flash for

first_img Posted by Share Air Canada advises agent partners to subscribe to Air Canada Flash for latest 737 Max updates TORONTO — Air Canada has issued an update to the 737 Max suspension, specifically for the airline’s travel agent partners.“To ensure you can keep our mutual clients apprised of the most up-to-date information regarding the grounding of the 737 MAX fleet, please subscribe to the Air Canada Flash. All relevant information will be communicated as it becomes available,” says Air Canada.The airline directs agents to the following link to subscribe: http://go.pardot.com/l/463862/2017-12-26/l2b75For agents already subscribed to the Flash, Air Canada is telling agents to make sure their Flash settings include the ‘Goodwill Policies’ and the ‘Travel Advisories’.“We truly appreciate the extra effort from our travel agent community to help our passengers during this difficult time.” Tags: Air Canadacenter_img Travelweek Group Thursday, March 14, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Week 7 Award WinnersOffensive Player of the Week: Todd Gurley, RB, St. Louis – Gurley has become the biggest single factor in the Rams’ offense and he’s arguably been the league’s best back over the last four weeks.Honorable mention: Arizona RB Chris Johnson, Arizona QB Carson Palmer, Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes and Chris Johnson ran for 122 yards and a score for Arizona.Safety Tony Jefferson sealed the game with an interception of Baltimore’s Joe Flacco in the end zone with six seconds left and the Ravens left Glendale with their second three-game losing streak of the season.John Harbaugh complained after the game that Baltimore’s phone communication stopped working on the final drive.Arizona Money Quote: “I love them. I love Monday night. Everyone around the world is watching. I like playing night games. It is a different energy for not just me, but the whole team, it is a different energy when you play on Monday night.” — Cardinals RB Chris JohnsonStat of the Game: Johnson became the first Cardinals running back to have three 100-yard games in a season since Edgerrin James in 2007.Big bounce back win. Our great crowd showed everyone watching #MNF what home field advantage looks like! We felt your energy all 4 quarters!— Bruce Arians (@BruceArians) October 27, 2015 He’s been worth the wait.The rookie ran for 128 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Rams romped over the Cleveland Browns at the Edward Jones Dome.Cleveland had closed the gap to 10-6 early in the third quarter after a Travis Coons field goal, but that’s when Gurley took over. He capped an 88-yard drive with a 1-yard scoring plunge late in the third and then capped the scoring in the fourth with a 16-yard touchdown run.In his last three games, Gurley has run for 433 yards on 68 carries (6.4 yards per attempt).St. Louis Money Quote: “Chris Johnson was outstanding early and Eddie George was outstanding early. I don’t recall them having the numbers after three full games like Todd has.” — St. Louis head coach Jeff Fisher, comparing Gurley to some other great running backs he’s worked with.Stat of the Game: Nick Foles threw for 163 yards in the win, marking the 18th straight game St. Louis has had under 300 yards passing.Go inside the #Rams locker room to hear Coach Fisher’s postgame speech! #MobSquad #YearOfTheRamhttps://t.co/EKxL0zxdD1— St. Louis Rams (@STLouisRams) October 26, 2015 3-41541282-12-33-31-12-10-1 Comments   Share   St. Louis Rams 24, Cleveland Browns 6Some around the league scoffed when the Rams took Georgia running back Todd Gurley with the 10th overall selection in the 2015 draft. Gurley was coming off a severely injured knee and wouldn’t be ready for the beginning of the season. 5-22291333-12-14-11-12-01-1 3-31081192-11-22-22-00-11-1 TeamOverallPFPAHomeAwayConf.Div.NFC NorthAFC North Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Defensive Player of the Week: Michael Bennett, DE, Seattle – Bennett terrorized San Francisco’s offensive line and Colin Kaepernick by racking up 3.5 sacks on Thursday night. He had just three sacks in Seattle’s first six games.Honorable mention: Arizona S Tony Jefferson, St. Louis S Mark Barron, St. Louis S Rodney McLeod, San Francisco LB Michael Wilhoite, San Francisco LB Aaron Lynch, Arizona S Tyrann MathieuSpecial Teams Player of the Week: Justin Bethel, Arizona – Bethel’s tackle and strip of Baltimore’s Jeremy Ross on a punt return led to a Cardinals’ touchdown that gave them a 14-10 lead late in the second quarter.Honorable mention: Seattle K Steven Hauschka Seattle held the 49ers to just 142 total yards in beating San Francisco for the fourth straight time. In those four wins, the Seahawks have outscored San Francisco 79-30.Kaepernick’s struggles against his division foe continued — he went 13-of-24 for 124 yards and posted a QB rating of 68.8. Kaepernick also failed to record any rushing yardage in the game — the first time that’s happened in his 46 career starts.Seattle Money Quote: “It felt like a really normal Seahawk night tonight.” — Seattle head coach Pete CarrollSan Francisco Money Quote: “Something ain’t right in SF.” — 49ers receiver Kasim Osgood, on Twitter after the game.Stat of the Game: Lynch topped 100 yards in a game for the first time this season, and the first time since Seattle’s Super Bowl loss to New England last February.”A lot of guys can get 100 yards, but they don’t punish the team. He punishes the team” @mosesbread72 on @MoneyLynch https://t.co/2vVLya4ENg— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 24, 2015 2-51031802-10-41-40-21-11-1 Arizona Cardinals 26, Baltimore Ravens 18It wasn’t a dominating effort, but a solid win for the Cardinals, who bounced back from a disappointing Week 6 loss at Pittsburgh. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Week 7 in the NFC West started with a Thursday night division game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers and ended Monday night with the Arizona Cardinals hosting the Baltimore Ravens in Glendale.After the smoke had cleared, three division teams tasted victory in Week 7.Here’s a closer look at what went down in the NFC West this week.Seattle Seahawks 20, San Francisco 49ers 3For the first time in a long time, the Seahawks looked like the Seahawks. Marshawn Lynch ran the ball nine times on Seattle’s opening drive and finished with 122 yards and a touchdown while the Seahawks defense sacked Colin Kaepernick six times and held the 49ers out of the end zone in a convincing 17-point win.last_img read more

New measures to tackle trafficking and domestic violence

first_imgThe Ministry of Justice and the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (Spavo) signed a cooperation protocol on Monday to tackle domestic violence and human trafficking more effectively.Justice minister Ionas Nicolaou, in statements after signing the document, referred to the recent upgrade of Cyprus in the US State Department’s 2018 Trafficking in Persons to Tier 1.“We must tackle the phenomenon with even more determination. While Cyprus’ practices in recent years have been recognised there are more things that can be done,” he said.Nicolaou told his audience that 52 cases of human trafficking have been investigated over the past three years, of which 36 were prosecuted. He added there are still problems in specific workplaces such as agriculture and livestock farming.Regarding trials, he remarked that the criminal court proceeds more rapidly then the district court. “We expect this to improve as part of the reform of our justice system,” he said, referring to plans to increase the working hours and number of personnel at the district court.He said policies should be reviewed to make them more effective and the agreement with Spavo will help. Statistics will be compiled regarding the 24-hour Spavo telephone helpline for violence in the family.The protocol, he said, endeavoured to make remove bureaucratic procedures which previously delayed the provision of the necessary protection.It would also be proactive because apart from communicating with the victims of violence it can also help to prevent incidents.According to Nicolaou, more coordination and cooperation between NGOs and the various state departments is needed. That is why the possibility of involving Spavo in the effort of improving the prevention of human trafficking was also discussed.He clarified however that the Spavo helpline is solely a line for domestic violence.“We have to distinguish between the two categories of social problems. We cannot link domestic violence and trafficking in human beings. However, what we are pointing out is the need to use every means at our disposal to help more generally to prevent and deal with each of them.”To this end, he said that Spavo members who are already trained in issues related to human trafficking will be further trained in cooperation of the anti-trafficking department headed by Rita Superman.On her part, head of Spavo Kiki Pogiatzi said the aim of the NGO is to better serve people and this goal cannot be achieved without the cooperation of the justice ministry and police.Spavo’s free helpline 1440 is staffed by psychologists and social workers. It provides counselling support and info on services related to domestic violence and legal rights. It is available 24 hours seven days a week. You May LikeClearViewEvery Driver Should Have These Cheap Night Driving Glasses. They Are Genius!ClearViewUndoGood FoodIf You Eat Onion Every Day, This Can Happen to Your BodyGood FoodUndoPurch ExpertCPAP Makers Scrambling After New Snoring Fix UnveiledPurch ExpertUndo Verstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoData is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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some called it an entitlement for aging scientists and others viewed it as age discrimination Giving some scientists “an incentive to finish up would be a good thing” Varmus says But the problem is not so much investigators over 65 or 70 but the dearth of those with independent labs in their 30s he says Moreover NIH “can’t require people to quit” he notes His own situation illustrates why it doesn’t make sense to push older scientists out of the lab en masse he adds At 75 he plans to move his small lung cancer biology lab at NIH to New York City and expand its staff Although Cornell is giving him startup funds he expects to apply for grants At NIH his lab “just got reviewed and I did well” Varmus says “I don’t believe in making arithmetic judgments” he adds “I should be judged by what I do” And in the future he adds “If things aren’t going well I’ll quit” *Correction 6 March 12:32 pm: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Varmus introduced the NIH biosketch; instead he proposed a new section within the existing biosketchNew Delhi: As she gears up for a "crazy" year of competition Carolina Marin is looking to regain the form that won her Olympic badminton gold in time for next month’s coveted All England Championships File image of Carolina Marin AFP The 24-year-old Spaniard who took the sport by storm to become its first non-Asian Olympic women’s champion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 has fallen from number one to five in the world because of injuries and poor form She has failed to reach a final this year crashing out of the India Open quarter-final this month but is keen to make her mark at the All England starting 14 March in Birmingham "It’s very busy My first call will be All England Now my performance is not 100 percent but I am sure that for All England I would be 100 percent" Marin who won the event in 2015 told AFP on the sidelines of training in New Delhi "The most important thing for me is to keep improving my game" she added Marin’s gold medal triumph at the Rio Games made her one of the most famous sports people in Spain but injuries started dragging her down soon after She has not reached a tournament final since winning the Japan Open last September Tough year Marin lost in the Malaysia Masters semi-final last month to world number one Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan She then crashed out of the Indonesia Open quarter-finals before suffering another defeat in India "In 2017 it was hard because of injuries after Rio and I needed a break But I have a good team who help me prepare for big tournaments" said Marin For 2018 the Badminton World Federation (BWF) replaced the former Superseries and Superseries Premier calendar with a new World Tour The governing body made it compulsory for the top 15 singles players and top 10 doubles pairs to play at least 12 tournaments Marin who has joined in the criticism of the packed 2018 schedule believes staying healthy will be key "The calendar for this year is going to be very crazy because we will have to play in minimum 12 tournaments and then you play in world championships so it’s going to be really tough" she said "Most important thing is to be fit for every tournament" said Marin Marin praised the quality of Indian badminton that has seen stars such as Pusarla Venkata Sindhu and Saina Nehwal make their presence felt From her on-court rivalry with Sindhu and Nehwal to being part of India’s Premier Badminton League the South Asian country holds a special place for Marin "The Indian players are doing really good Many players are coming up like they have five players in the top 20" Marin said "For me to play in India is always a good feeling because I really like this country and love all my fans who support me here during PBL" she said “A professional management team should be set up for ODSFA, and other storms that brought lashing rain and winds.” Jason Kempin—Getty Images "A feminist?

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