India need to get their fielding right: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgIndia were once again sloppy in the field on the first day of the third Test against England in Mohali. The Indian fielders dropped as many as four catches after England won the toss and opted to bat first.England rode on Jonny Bairstow’s 177-ball 89 to reach 268 for eight at close of play. Bairtstow was dropped twice by wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel before he was trapped leg by Jayant Yadav in the 84th over. (Scorecard)India’s fielding has been an area of concern throughout the series. They dropped seven catches in the drawn first Test in Rajkot, including three in first six overs.Former captain and expert Sourav Ganguly was not too impressed with India’s fielding.”India’s fielding needs to be looked after, especially the slip cordon. There have been too many changes in the slip cordon. Ravindra Jadeja was standing at third slip. I don’t think he’s a consistent fielder at the third slip. So, India have to get their slip cordon right. They have to stick to them. Even if they drop a few, they’ll have to make sure that these are my guys for slip cordon,” Ganguly told India Today.”I think Ashwin dropped a sitter and I think Ashwin was an accident and he would not drop nine out of 10 of those. I don’t think he expected it. You normally don’t get those chances early on in Test matches at square leg in first session. So I don’t think he was expecting it. I think he’ll catch most of them. He’s a safe catcher,” he added.advertisementON TOSS”Tosses don’t win cricket matches but in sub-continent pitches like Vizag, if you win the toss and have big first innings total, you put enormous pressure on team batting second. Look at England’s win in 2012, they won the toss in Mumbai and won the game. India won the toss and won the game. It doesn’t guarantee you Test match wins but it does put a lot of pressure on team batting fourth.”‘NOT OVER YET'”300 is still a good total on the first day of a Test match rather in first innings of a Test match. If England get to 320-330 and then keep India within 400 with a lead of 40-50, India still have to get 400 on this pitch. With a lead of 40-50, this game could go interesting ways in innings three and four. Still not over yet but I think India have done a remarkable job on Day 1 after losing the toss.”ON ENGLAND”I think England missed the opportunity today. It was a great toss to win because this pitch has looked very, very dry. We should have expected them to be in a better position. 270/8 (268/8) on this pitch, I think they would be dissapointed. Toss was crucial and they called it rightly to win it. From that point of view, I think they will be disappointed.”The details of dropped catches by the Indians on Day 1: Batsman Fielder Position Bowler Score at drop Final score A Cook R Jadeja Slip M Shami 3 27 A Cook R Ashwin Mid-wicket M Shami 23 27 J Bairstow Parthiv Patel Keeper R Ashwin 54 89 J Bairstow Parthiv Patel Keeper J Yadav 89 89Runs scored by England batsmen after being dropped: Test Catches Missed Runs added first first drop Rajkot 7 165 Vizag 2 65 Mohali 4 59(Stats courtesy Rajneesh Gupta)last_img read more

SPORTS-RESULTS

first_imgChennai, Dec 24 (PTI) Following are the results of theChennai, Dec 24 (PTI) Following are the results of the 13th day races held here today. 1st Race: The P.M.Antony Cup Dist 1000 M 1345 hrs Star Portal(Dr.M.A.M.Ramaswamy Chettiar of Chettinad Charitable Trust) 54.5 P.S.Chouhan, First Glorious Fire 56 Md.Hesnain, Second Pinewood 54.5 C.Umesh, Third Regal Tribute 54.5, N.Rupa All Ran Won by :1-3/4L,2-1/2L and 2-1/4L Time : One min 1.49 sec Tote : Rs.6 for win, Rs.6,Rs.9, and Rs.11 for places Winner Trained By :B.Suresh Favourite : Star Portal SHP : Rs.56 Quinella : Rs.60 Forecast : Rs.55 Tanala : Rs.1204 on two tickets (MORE) PTI VS COR NTR NTRlast_img read more

245 couples tie knot in mass wedding in Chhattisgarh

first_imgAs many as 245 couples from the Hindu and Christian community tied the knot at a mass marriage ceremony organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur.The ceremony was organised under Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s mass marriage scheme on Monday.While the Hindu couples were decked in bright colours, mainly flaunting shades of red, those belonging to the Christian community sported a more subtle look.This comes a few months after a mass marriage ceremony was organised in Bastar’s Jagdalpur where as many as 1100 couples tied the knot at a ceremony organised under the state government’s Mukhyamantri Samuhik Kanya Vivah yojana.Out of 1100 couples, 11 couples were of the Christian community.The wedding for the rest was performed as per the Hindu rituals.ALSO READ | West Bengal: Mass marriage held in Hooghly to celebrate Women’s WeekALSO READ | Telangana man threatens to jump off cell tower after kin refuse to accept love marriageWATCH | The Royal wedding; Meghan Markle before meeting Prince Harry; morelast_img read more

Hernandez admits to ‘amplifying’ fouls against Australia

first_imgWorld Cup 2018 World Cup: Lucas Hernandez admits to ‘amplifying’ fouls against Australia Josh Thomas @Joshua_Thomas97 Last updated 1 year ago 11:50 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lucas Hernandez France World Cup France v Australia Denmark v Australia Australia v Peru France Australia The French defender hasn’t won himself any Australian fans France claimed a narrow 2-1 win over Australia on Saturday at the World Cup and defender Lucas Hernandez has conceded to exaggerating fouls to buy his side some time.The French struggled against the Socceroos and only narrowly secured victory, with the Les Bleus copping it from Aussie fans for going to ground so easily. While only just edging the foul count, France made the most of every bit of contact to eat up the minutes as they held on after a Socceroos own goal in the 80th minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move One of the worst offenders was Hernandez, who didn’t shy away from what he did.”You saw it yesterday, it’s true that there were some moments where it was a foul and I amplified a bit,” Hernandez said. “That’s part of the show, part of the game. It’s true that sometimes I exaggerate a bit but it’s part of my character.”I am used to doing that, especially when we are leading. The team and I can win, save some precious seconds.”Pogba Behich France AustraliaIt was a crucial victory for France, who have a history of starting the tournament slowly having won just one of their past four World Cup openers.The loss was a bitter blow for the Socceroos however, with progression to the knockout stages now reliant on getting a result against Denmark.last_img read more

25 days ago​FIFA tells Cardiff to pay Nantes for Sala transfer

first_img​FIFA tells Cardiff to pay Nantes for Sala transferby Ian Ferris25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City have been told to pay a transfer fee of 6m euros (£5.3m) to Nantes for Emiliano Sala, reports BBC Sport.A Fifa panel met to rule on a dispute between the clubs, who had failed to reach agreement on settling payment for the striker.The Argentine, who was 28, died in a plane crash in January while travelling from France to join his new club.Cardiff had argued they were not liable for the £15m fee because Sala was not officially their player when he died. TagsLigue 1English ChampionshipAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

World Cup 2019: West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell’s salute is the new cool

first_img Saurabh Kumar NottinghamJune 6, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 17:54 IST Sheldon Cottrell celebrates after removing Imam-ul-Haq in West Indies’ first encounter of World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWest Indies defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in their first encounter of WC19Cottrell got the Windies off to a dream start and celebrated with his ‘salute’.Cottrell had credited this salute celebration to his military backgroundWest Indies pacers put in a top notch performance to skittle out Australia’s top order early after winning the toss and chosing to field first at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas combined to remove Australian openers David Warner and Aaron Finch in quick succession. Andre Russell then accounted for Usman Khawaja before Cottrell bounced out Glenn Maxwell.Cottrell got the Windies off to a dream start and celebrated with his salute’. He marched down the pitch and offered a salute towards the dressing room after each of his wickets.Australia are in all sorts of trouble!Russell gets Khawaja courtesy an UNBELIEVABLE catch from Hope, and then Cottrell has the new man Maxwell holing out.Australia 38/4! #AUSvWI LIVE https://t.co/riLpupROEA pic.twitter.com/ZhYLF2XC3zCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 6, 2019West Indies pacer had introduced this salute celebration’ against Pakistan during their first World Cup 2019 match. He brought up his celebration after bouncing out Pakistan’s opener Imam-ul-Haq on 2.Earlier, Cottrell had explained to BBC that he was a soldier by profession and saluted after every wicket to show his respect to the Jamaica Defence Force.It’s a military-style salute. I’m a soldier by profession. Me saluting is just to show my respect to the Jamaica Defence Force, he said.I do it every time I get a wicket. I practised it for six months when I was training in the army, he further added.Cottrell was also spotted teaching some school kids in Nottingham how to do his salute celebration.advertisementSheldon Cottrell’s salute is actually great – and for those still not sure, here he is teaching some school kids in Nottingham how to do it. Good on him pic.twitter.com/lwtDVRDranAli Martin (@Cricket_Ali) June 6, 2019West Indies had a dream start to World Cup as they eased to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in their World Cup opener at Trent Bridge on May 31 after an Oshane Thomas-led pace attack swept the later away for 105.Also Read | No regrets: Cricket South Africa on turning down AB de Villiers’ comeback offerAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India most searched team. MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli most popular playersAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Sheldon CottrellFollow SaluteFollow west indiesFollow Australia World Cup 2019: West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell’s salute is the new coolWorld Cup 2019: Sheldon Cottrell’s salute club had new entrants in Australia vs West Indies World Cup 2019 clash. Cottrell removed David Warner and Glenn Maxwell to dismantle Australia’s top order.advertisementlast_img read more

Life After Denim’s New Menswear is Here

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The brand says that particularly from Copenhagen, the collection drew on “duality” to turn “luxurious yarns … into athletic apparel,” while standard pieces were updated with rich pigments. The tri-blend jersey fabric of the Heather Patina Hachiko Henley seems to reflect this use of rich colors and fabrics within seemingly straightforward pieces, as do pieces like the Cozy Crew, made with a ridiculously soft blend of Italian wool-alpaca.Related: Your Ideal Fall Sneakers Are HereEven pieces like the retro-leaning Football Tee in a washed black feature a lived-in look that would still pair seamlessly with  everything from a rugged crewneck sweatshirt to your favorite navy blazer before it gets too chilly. If you couldn’t spot the European influences from the modern approach to simple yet well-made basics, there’s even  the Denmark Shirt, a heather charcoal Oxford featuring textured cotton dobby fabric. It wouldn’t look out of place with slim denim and retro sneakers — nor would you go wrong pairing it with some sharp, Italian-made denim.And pieces like the Ryder Trouser exemplify the mix of casual and refined that one finds in a city such as Amsterdam — the brand’s designers say the“visual and tactile properties of city’s texture become symbolic of its nonchalantness.”That versatile styling potential — the blending of the nonchalant and the sharp — is also evident in, say, the Waterloo Cardigan, which could dress up a classic blue Oxford or work for high-low style with a rugged henley.It’s what one should expect from a brand that branched off from denim admirably, and continues to do so. Whether the inspiration comes from down the street in Los Angeles or across the globe in rainy Europe, it’s worth adding some of these fall style essentials to your collection — then proceeding to wear the heck out of them. Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know center_img Well-made basics that evolve with you — Life After Denim’s new menswear is here to solve all your shopping woes this season. And after taking just one look at what the contemporary lifestyle brand is slinging this fall, you might have a tough time holding back from, well, several purchases.The Los Angeles-based brand’s newest offering first came to life in two rather unlikely places across the pond — the modern-yet-historic city of Copenhagen, and the energetic city of Amsterdam; each are mash-ups of history, modern styling and unique architecture, and the locales are reflected in the fall offering. Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. last_img read more

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Lines Up Eight Aframax Orders

first_imgzoom Japanese shipbuilder Tsuneishi Shipbuilding has received an order for up to eight Aframax tankers from its compatriot shipping companies.Namely, according to data provided by Asiasis, Tsuneishi has been hired by its Kambara Kisen, part of Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation to build up to four tankers.Under the 2+2 contract, the ships are to be built by Tsuineishi Zhoushan Shipbuilding and feature 115,000 dwt in capacity. Each ship is priced at USD 50 million. Two units are to be delivered in 2019, whereas the other two should join Kambara’s fleet in 2020.The order for additional four units has been placed by Meiji Shipping. The company has ordered three firm 115,000 dwt tankers with an option for an additional one. The firm trio is set to be delivered in 2019, whereas the remaining tanker would join Meji Shipping in 2020.The entire order has an estimated price of a total of USD 400 million.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Netflix renews Russian Doll for second season

first_imgAmerican comedy-drama series ‘Russian Doll’, starring Natasha Lyonne in the lead role, has been renewed for a second season. The new season will have eight episodes. In the show, Lyonne plays Nadia, a young software engineer, who is on a journey to be the guest of honour at a party in New York City. But she gets caught in a mysterious loop as she repeatedly attends the same event and dies at the end of the night each time – only to awaken the next day unharmed as if nothing had happened. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressiveIn addition to starring, Lyonne co-created the show with ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland. Lyonne, who also serves as a writer and director for the Netflix original series announced the show’s renewal at the CODE Conference in Arizona, reported Variety. Lyonne appeared in a brief Twitter video on the show’s official account, announcing the renewal. “Hey, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson here, hanging out at the gym, working out. What’s going on with you?” she joked, speaking to a bathroom mirror. “Season 2. Thank you!” “Did you get the news? ‘Cause you’re about to die. Season 2 of #RussianDoll is coming soon,” the video was captioned. The first season of the show, which premiered on February 1, 2019, was critically-acclaimed.last_img read more

AFN chiefs meet in Gatineau to talk federal legislation rights

first_imgTom Fennario APTN NewsThe Assembly of First Nations (AFN) kicked off a special assembly in Gatineau, Que., to discuss upcoming federal legislation and the rights that need to be included before any law is passed.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh addressed the Assembly Tuesday afternoon.APTN’s Tom Fennario shares what the party leaders had to say: tfennario@aptn.ca@tfennariolast_img

PSA Kenitra Plant Officially Opens

By Kawtar EnnajiRabat – French car manufacturer, PSA Group, is set to inaugurate its new Kentira plant on Thursday, June 20. The group’s industrial project in Morocco is based on the creation of a complete automotive ecosystem.Construction work on the plant, the first PSA Peugeot Citroën industrial complex in Morocco, began in the Kenitra region in 2016. The industrial agreement for this project was signed on June 19, 2015, in Rabat by Carlos Tavares, CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën, and Moulay Hafid Elalamy. The plant reinforces the PSA ecosystem in Morocco and plans to produce 200,000 cars per year by 2020, exceeding the 100,000 expected in the original 2015 contract.The PSA group has mobilized an investment of €560 million to fund the development of its projects in Morocco.The plant in Kenitra will help to meet the growth of sales in the region and to make the Middle East & Africa a major pillar of profitable growth for the group. The PSA Group hopes to reach a local purchase volume exceeding €1 billion by 2020 and a local integration rate of 60% as a start and 80% by the end of the project.“We have exceeded €1 billion of local sourcing, which was planned for 2022 and we will reach €2 billion in 2023,” said the office of the Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade, and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy.Read also: Morocco’s Automotive Industry Creates More Jobs Than Other SectorsOn the employment side, the PSA Group’s workforce in Morocco, which stood at 350 in 2017, is expected to reach 2,200 by the end of 2019 in addition to 20,000 indirect jobs.The group expects that 90 percent of production will be directed to export markets, especially to the rest of Africa and the Middle East.Oxford’s overview of Morocco’s economyAccording to the Oxford Business Group’s overview of Morocco’s economy for 2019, the country’s economic development depends on “improving business environment and infrastructural base, the gradual liberalization of the local currency and increased investment into export-oriented industries.” The Ministry of Industry’s plan to provide a solution to the wave of protests across Morocco in recent years included creating 500,000 new jobs in various industrial sectors including the automotive sector.Oxford also said that industry, including the automotive sector, contributed an average of about 25 percent to Morocco’s GDP in 2017.Similarly to PSA Group, the French group Renault had also signed six agreements with equipment manufacturers as part of a “Renault ecosystem” to be established in Morocco. In the last 4 years, Morocco has become the largest car producer in the MENA region, and the automotive industry has become the largest exporting sector of the country, ahead of phosphates. read more

SoftBank profits rise party on gains from Sauditied fund

TOKYO — Japanese internet company SoftBank has reported a 36% increase in profit for the fiscal year through March from the previous fiscal year, partly on gains from its Vision Fund.After the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, SoftBank has said it will diversify its funding source for investments. Much of the Vision Fund money had come from Saudi Arabia.SoftBank Group Corp., whose mobile subsidiary is boosting its stake in Yahoo Japan to 45% from 12%, said Thursday annual profit totalled 1.4 trillion yen ($12.8 billion).SoftBank Group, which has invested in British IoT company ARM, and U.S. wireless company Sprint, offers internet and solar electricity services, and developed Pepper, the talking companion robot.The Associated Press read more

TSX little changed amid reminder that Fed stimulus cant go on forever

The Toronto stock market was little changed Tuesday amid weaker commodity prices and a reminder to investors to accept the idea of the U.S. Federal Reserve putting the brakes on its asset purchase program.The S&P/TSX composite index added 2.83 points to 13,361.22, while the Canadian dollar was down 0.16 of a cent to 95.28 cents US.U.S. indexes were negative with the Dow Jones industrials 1.33 points lower to 15,781.77, the Nasdaq dropped 2.95 points to 3,916.84 while the S&P 500 index was down 2.18 points to 1,769.71.North American markets racked up solid gains throughout October but they have stalled somewhat amid increasing uncertainty about when the Fed might start tapering its US$85 billion of monthly bond purchases, particularly after strong employment and economic growth reports released last week.But Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher made it clear Tuesday that that level of asset purchases won’t continue.“I understand there’s sensitivity, but markets should also bear in mind that this program cannot go on forever,” he told CNBC.“Our balance sheet has become bloated, and at some point we will have to taper back on the pace of purchases, but that doesn’t mean we’ll stop. We’ll have less accommodation.”Also, analysts say that U.S. markets could be in for some kind of retracement with the Dow industrials up more than 20 per cent year to date.Traders also looked ahead to Thursday when the U.S. Senate banking committee will quiz Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama’s candidate to become the next chair of the central bank.Yellen has a reputation for being a dove as far as stimulus is concerned and traders will be listening for any hints as to whether she thinks the economy is strong enough to start tapering those purchases that have supported a strong rally on many stock markets.The base metals sector led decliners, down 0.8 per cent while December copper slipped two cents to US$3.24 a pound. Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ) lost 14 cents to C$4.73.The gold sector was down 0.3 per cent as December bullion pulled back $1.20 to US$1,279.90 an ounce. Franco nevada (TSX:FNV) shed 45 cents to C$46.18.The consumer staples sector was also off about 0.3 per cent.Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. (TSX:SC) says its third-quarter net profit was $166 million, down from $168 million a year earlier as it included pre-tax expenses related to a friendly takeover by Loblaw Co. (TSX:L). Ex-items, earnings per share were 88 cents, up from 85 Canadian cents a year earlier and seven cents better than analysts expected and its shares dipped six cents to $60.66.Investors will also take in other earnings from big retailers this week including home improvement chain Rona (TSX:RON) Tuesday and grocers Metro (TSX:MRU) and Loblaw (TSX:L) on Wednesday.December crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange declined 57 cents to US$94.57 a barrel and the energy sector lost 0.3 per cent.Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency said that the United States is moving toward “meeting all of its energy needs from domestic resources by 2035.”The IEA also said in its World Energy Outlook that Asia will be the clear centre of the global energy trade in the next decade with China already close to becoming the world’s largest oil importer.In other financial market developments, China’s leaders say state ownership will remain a pillar of the economy. But they have given an unusually strong endorsement to Chinese private businesses, saying they also are “important components” of the economy.The remarks were contained in a statement issued at the end of a meeting aimed at producing a reform blueprint for the coming decade.Chinese leaders are under pressure to replace a growth model based on exports and investment that delivered three decades of rapid expansion but has run out of steam. Reform advocates say Beijing should open an array of government-controlled industries to private competition.Earlier in Asia, Tokyo’s Nikkei jumped 2.2 per cent, South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.9 per cent, and China’s Shanghai Composite gained 0.8 per cent.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.2 per cent, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.1 per cent while stocks in Jakarta fell 1.4 per cent after Indonesia’s central bank announced a surprise interest rate hike.European bourses were lower as London’s FTSE 100 index, the Paris CAC 40 and Frankfurt’s DAX were all off about 0.2 per cent. read more

Unions pan US Mexican response to Canada labour standards proposal for NAFTA

OTTAWA — Two labour unions say a Canadian proposal to raise labour standards in the North American Free Trade Agreement is vastly superior to an American text, and they accused the United States of stonewalling progress on the issue.Representatives from Teamsters Canada and Unifor said Tuesday the proposed U.S. text on labour standards was nothing more than a cut and paste of the failed 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership — one that labour unions had already rejected as inadequate.Both unions said they consulted with American negotiators, whom they described as dismissive of the Canadian initiative at the bargaining table.They also met with Mexican officials to express their concern over poor working conditions and low wages in that country, and were rebuffed there too.“The U.S. continues to qualify the Canadian labour proposal as non-substantive, not serious. That means they have not shared it with their U.S.-cleared advisers,” said Christopher Monette, spokesman for Teamsters Canada.Canada and the U.S. have brought labour texts to the bargaining table, but Mexico has not, said Monette.The U.S. has shared its text with Teamsters officials the U.S. and they describe it as “inadequate,” he said.The Canadian proposal goes much farther and addresses right-to-work laws in more than two dozen U.S. states that give American workers the right to refuse to join a union but still reap the benefits of a unionized workplace.Canada wants enforceable, progressive labour standards to be included in a rewritten NAFTA that would force Mexico to pay workers higher wages and do away with so-called “yellow” unions that represent employers rather than employees.Canada and the U.S. are both concerned about the exodus to Mexico of quality jobs and investment, particularly in the automotive sector, where the minimum wage is less than $1 per hour.“Twenty-three years ago the argument was this would allow the standard of living for Mexican workers to rise, and here we are 23 years later and we still see minimum wage at 65 cents an hour,” said Jerry Dias, the president of Unifor.Teamsters and Unifor officials have backed the Canadian position in their meetings with the U.S. and Mexico.“I don’t think the Canadian team is thrilled with it (the American text) because it falls short,” said Dias.“I know that the labour movement in the United States that was trying to push the American team to do the right thing put forth progressive language … and they didn’t do that.”Monette described the Mexicans as unreceptive to the Teamsters entries. “We got the sense the Mexicans are facing a strong pushback from their own business community regarding the Canadian labour proposals, which is unfortunate.”Dias said Canada should walk away from the NAFTA renegotiation if it can’t make progress on labour because low standards in Mexico have led to the shuttering of auto plants in Canada and the U.S.“You can’t sign a free trade deal where you’ve already lost half a million manufacturing jobs. The United States has lost a heck of a lot more than that. It’s clear where the industry is investing — it’s crystal clear.”The labour unrest comes as Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland welcomes her Mexican and American counterparts to Ottawa Tuesday, as Round 3 of the NAFTA renegotiation enters its final day.Freeland is hosting U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexican Economy Minister ldefonso Guajardo for a dinner meeting Tuesday night on the eve of the final day of talks in the national capital.The third of seven planned rounds ends Wednesday with the goal of finishing by the end of the year becoming more elusive by the hour.Freeland, Lighthizer and Guajardo hold a series of meetings Wednesday, but the major issues will be pushed forward into a fourth round in the coming weeks.In addition to the disagreement over labour standards, Canada’s chief negotiator has said he doesn’t expect progress several other on hot topics.They include the investor state dispute settlement process, the fate of Canada’s supply-managed dairy and poultry industry, and the U.S. demand for increase American content in North American-manufactured automobiles.Canada and the U.S. have also been forced to fend off accusations that they are deliberately dragging their feet at the talks. read more

Health Ministry clears the air over deaths in Jaffna

The Health Ministry said that preliminary investigations revealed there was no “mystery” behind the deaths and that it was related to various identified illnesses. (Colombo Gazette) The Ministry of Health says the mystery behind the multiple deaths in Jaffna recently related to an illness has been identified.According to the Health Ministry, an investigation had been carried out on the multiple deaths in Jaffna reported over the past three months.

UN must reform its staff policies to attract the best – Fréchette

“The vitality and strength of this – or any – organization depends entirely on the quality and motivation of its staff,” Ms. Fréchette told the 57th session of the International Civil Service Commission in an opening address in New York. “The present system falls short,” she added. “It does not contribute to improved performance, productivity or more effective management.” She stressed that executive heads of the various UN bodies are looking for concrete proposals from the Commission with a package of compensation and benefits that reflects best practices, provides a greater degree of operational and administrative flexibility, and is tailored to the needs of a global civil service. They had repeatedly expressed concern over the lack of competitiveness, flexibility and responsiveness of the current system. “Given the tremendous diversity in the size, mandates and locations of the organizations in the system, it is essential for the Commission to provide the greatest possible opportunities for new approaches,” Ms. Fréchette said. “United Nations organizations are no longer competitive in the international labour market,” she added. “The issue is not whether we can recruit someone but, rather, whether we can recruit the best.” read more

Security Council starts work on measures to protect children during war

In a landmark inaugural session last week, the Permanent Representative of France, Ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sablière, told the 15-member group: “The establishment of this Working Group demonstrates the Security Council’s concrete commitment to combat children’s rights violations in armed conflict, which are unacceptable and must not go unpunished.”The Council is one of the key “destinations for action” responsible for taking concrete action in response to grave violations against children.The Working Group will play an important role in implementing the monitoring and reporting mechanism to track the situation of children in armed conflict around the globe, securing the Council’s timely review of progress achieved and its decisions on measures to be taken against repeat offenders.The mechanism will track grave violations by all parties to armed conflict, both governments and insurgents, focusing particularly on those killing or maiming children, recruiting or using child soldiers, attacking schools or hospitals, raping or perpetrating other sexual violence against children, denying them humanitarian access, or abducting them.”The meeting of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict is a turning point which signals the end of an era, marked by silent witness, and the beginning of an era of application of international norms for the protection of all children exposed to armed conflict,” the UN Department of Public Information said. read more

Photo shows how Google Glass will work in direct sunlight

first_imgWe’re still a little while away from Google pushing out the developer kits to the Glass Explorers program, but it feels like we learn a little more about this wearable tech each day. A photo surfaced this week that gives a better look at how you would use Glass when put in direct sunlight.The whole point behind Glass is that you’d be wearing it all the time. Walking down the street, riding a bike, driving a car, pretty much any time you could benefit from having both hands free. Glass works by projecting a tiny image on to a specially cut piece of glass so that your eye catches the reflection. The result is faint ghost like images that float just inside your field of vision, making your data available to you whenever you need it.This is a great idea indoors, but there’s no way that the projector in the slender Glass units is powerful enough to deliver content to you when you are outside on a bright day. In most situations, that faint image is enough, but if you find yourself competing with direct sunlight, Glass is more than likely going to lose that fight. Unless, of course, there’s something covering the other side of the piece of glass.Two cyclists were photographed outdoors wearing Google Glass, but their headsets are just a little bit different than the others we’ve seen so far. Where previously we’ve seen the little piece of transparent glass sticking out beside the camera, here we see the same shape but completely black. These would work separately from the clip on shades that have been seen already on Glass units, as it puts the shade on the other side of the projector surface. A translucent cover on the external face of Glass would allow users to comfortably use the headset even when the sun is right in front of them, as it would create enough shade for the light from the projector to hit the reflective cut in the glass without being diffused.It’s also possible that this version of Glass is using the same photochromic material used in traditional transitions lenses, and that this is just the first we’re seeing of this version. We know that the X labs have been constantly trying new things on the hardware leading up to the final launch, and this is the first we’ve seen of Glass units with anything other than a clear piece of glass at the projector site, even in direct sunlight.As we get closer to the launch of the Glass Explorer Program, details like these are sure to become more clear.last_img read more

Amazon les ventes de Kindle atteignent 4 millions dexemplaires en décembre

first_imgAmazon : les ventes de Kindle atteignent 4 millions d’exemplaires en décembreSelon les chiffres révélés par Amazon, la boutique en ligne aurait vendu plus de 4 millions d’exemplaires de sa gamme de liseuse et tablette tactile Kindle. C’est un très joyeux Noël pour Amazon. Il y a peu, la boutique en ligne a annoncé dans un communiqué que sa gamme de Kindle avait connu un succès fulgurant en décembre. Mais aucun chiffre n’avait alors été révélé. C’est désormais chose faite. Selon le dernier bilan révélé, ce serait plus de 4 millions de liseuses Kindle et tablette Kindle Fire qui se seraient trouvées au pied du sapin ou directement dans les mains de leur nouveau propriétaire. À lire aussiArchos 35 Carbon, 50 et 53 Platinum : prix et caractéristiques des premiers smartphones du constructeur français En vérité, la boutique n’a pas communiqué de chiffres précis et a simplement indiqué que l’entreprise avait vendu “plus d’un million de Kindle par semaine”, soit en un mois 4 millions… Pas étonnant donc qu’Amazon n’ait pas hésité à publier ses chiffres alors que depuis plusieurs années, il taisait le volume de ses ventes. Au vu d’un tel succès, les produits Kindle semble donc plutôt bien s’imposer face à ceux d’Apple. En 2010, la firme à la pomme avait vendu en moyenne 2 millions d’iPad par mois entre octobre et décembre, rappelle igeneration.fr. Néanmoins, Amazon n’a pas non plus précisé la part des différents Kindle dans les 4 millions d’exemplaires vendus. Il a simplement indiqué que la Kindle Fire se trouvait en tête dans sa boutique américaine, suivie du Kindle Touch et du Kindle standard. Avec ces ventes, il n’est pas non plus étonnant que le record du nombre de livres téléchargés ait également été battu à Noël. Le 30 décembre 2011 à 09:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Best Mothers Day gifts for foodie moms

first_img Grilling: it’s not just a dad’s game anymore. But you knew that already; your mom kicked your dad off the grill years ago when she realized the coals and fire whispered their secrets to her directly. She’s already the mistress of the meats, but this basket will rocket her into grill master glory as she applies her already intimidating grill skills to fish and vegetables. See at Vermicular Your mom’s latest girl crush is one you can totally indulge. How could any of us resist that absolute treasure of manners, sly witticisms, and trifles that is former Great British Bake Off host, Mary Berry? Since there’s no limit to the number of times your mom can binge-watch those early seasons, you can offer her hours of pastry-fueled comfort in the form of the Mary Berry Baking Bible. For the Wanderlust Foodie Mom reading • Best Mother’s Day gifts for foodie moms For the Timeless Foodie Mom Ossetra Mother’s Day Tech Gift Guide See at Amazon See at Amazon Musui–Kamado A Mother’s Day Proclamation: Not all moms are created equal. But of course this is obvious; every mom has a particular blend of qualities that makes her uniquely special and worthy of just the right treat on Mother’s Day. (Not the least of which is her ability to survive raising you without major incident.)This could go without saying, but perhaps it is worth mentioning that neither are all foodies created equal. “Foodie” can mean a lot of things to self-proclaimed holders of the title, from someone who enjoys a gourmet dinner out, to the person who experiments at home with all the latest gadgets and products, to a food speciality niche expert, to the type who voraciously consumes all varieties of food media with an appetite like a fat kid at an ice cream social. Wusthof It seemed rude to write “sausage loving mom” in a Mother’s Day gift roundup, but let’s be honest, your mom has been able to pronounce “charcuterie” without fear since she learned there was a single word to summarize her favorite food group.Part memoir, part recipe book and part visual stimulus, she will surely find a kindred spirit in food writer Michael Ruhlman’s homage to all that is salted, smoked and stuffed. Supplement the reading material with a personally selected collection from your local market or butcher, or else go the easy route with a Deluxe Charcuterie Assortment from gift basket wizards Harry and David. See at Online Cooking School Standing Stone Farms Complete Cheese Making Kit Musui–Kamado Standing Stone Farms For the Teacher’s Pet Foodie Mom Your mom says she’s a foodie, but deep down she’s really just cheesy. (Mother’s day dad joke, amirite?) You could totally see her making cheese at home as a new hobby, and DIY kits range from low-commitment and inexpensive, to the all-out, full fromage experience. If your mom is the type to go all-in, this complete kit from Standing Stone Farms will have her endlessly monologuing on the nuance of bloomy rinds in no time. Even as a child when you brought your mother breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, you knew that she expected (and deserved) nothing but the finest quality products and presentation. Now that you have paychecks, and not just an allowance, show her that you’re still paying attention to those kinds of details and treat her to the luxury of luxuries. (A little champagne to go with probably wouldn’t hurt, either. You always knew you were the favorite child.) Online Cooking Classes Your mom offered you a kind of lifetime warranty on the day of your birth. You can honor that commitment with a similar gesture: the counter accessory to end all counter accessories. A KitchenAid Stand Mixer is sturdy as a tank, and appropriate whether your mom is more keen to make a routine, rustic pizza dough or a delicate, special occasion souffle. And since it comes in over 40 available colors, you know you can find one to match your mom’s particular shade of special. See at Foods of Nations Talavera 3-Piece Hostess Set If your mom is the type to self-identity in the foodie camp, we’ve rounded up a plethora of gifts from the gourmand, to the experimental, to the timeless, for whatever kind of mom and foodie you are blessed to call yours.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. This content is from our sister site, Chowhound. Rawpixel.com For the mom who coyly and humbly suggests that she doesn’t want gifts but who you absolutely know is hoping you’ll score some excellent dinner reservation, Tock can help you make that happen. Tock is a reservation platform that helps connect the most intrepid, curious diners with restaurants, bars and even wineries that offer a unique culinary experience or perspective.Check out their access to restaurants who offer a Chef’s Counter experience, so you can get your mom the front row seat she craves and deserves. See at Tock Mary Berry’s Baking Bible Online Cooking School There are voyeuristic foodies, and then there are hands-on foodies. If your mom is starting to veer from one camp into the other, now’s the time to make sure she has the best tools at her disposal, starting with knives. German knives such as these from Wusthof have balance and heft to let the weight do the work—your mom has done enough already. If she’s forgiven you for all of your youthful shenanigans, it’s probably safe to arm her with really sharp knives at this point. Spiralizer Sur la Table Musui-Kamado Cast Iron Induction Cooker May 15 • Best gifts for grads from $100 to $250 Vinebox She doesn’t wait for the reviews to come out; she writes the reviews, and nothing brings your mom more joy than being ahead of the curve with all that is up-and-coming in kitchen trends. (Like, she had a bread machine before you were even born!) The latest in about-to-be-huge gadgetry: cast iron, “waterless,” induction cooking, in a sleek, Japanese, counter-top machine. I mean, she loves food, don’t get me wrong, but maybe your mom is the type to pair what she eats with what she is drinking, and not vice versa. (And really, who cares about pairing anyway, just bring on the wine!) This subscription from Vinebox is a great way to add variety to her varietals, in that the selections are cleverly portioned as glass-sized samples of the world’s greatest producers and styles. And those little vials are super purse-appropriate, just saying. Share your voice Indie States of America For the Foodie Mom Who Loves to Entertain KitchenAid Stand Mixer See at Amazon Chevron Graze Indie States See at Amazon Graze Anova Sous Vide Circulator W. W. Norton & Company Chef’s Counter Experience through Tock For the Farmer’s Market Foodie Mom Vinebox Thoughtful gifts for every kind of mom For the Gourmet Foodie Mom Capable of keeping food hot and drinks full while effortlessly dazzling the crowd and holding her own on a dizzying array of topics, your mom is the sort whose picture rightfully appears when you Google “Hostess with the Mostest.” This Mother’s Day, gift her with some new party pieces as charming and stylish as she is, and give her what she truly craves: an excuse to throw another bash. For the Mistress of the Grill Mom See at Sur la Table Being a foodie doesn’t always equal gut-busting self-indulgence. There is much that can be prepared that is worthy of calling oneself a gastronome while still maintaining a health-aware perspective on dining. If this seems like your mom, isn’t it about time she got a spiralizer? The latest model is heavier-duty to take on all manner of veggies, even sturdier types like turnips and sweet potatoes. CNET’s Mother’s Day gift guideThese are our favorite gifts for Mother’s Day 2019Mother’s Day gifts under $50Best Mother’s Day gifts from $100 to $250Mother’s Day gifts to get her streaming with ease, starting at $30Mother’s Day gift ideas for health nuts and fitness buffsBest Mother’s Day gifts for foodie momsMother’s Day gifts for the Mom who’s got gameThoughtful gifts for every kind of momMother’s Day gifts for moms who love coffee (Chowhound)CNET’s Mother’s Day gift hubOriginally published April 30.  For the Meat Loving Mom For the Cheesy Foodie Mom 31 Photos Charcuterie by Michael Ruhlman Reusable shopping bags Maybe you want to remind your mom of the awesome road trip you once took together, or fuel her future plans to ditch the family home and spend her retirement in an RV. This Indie States of America club offers a monthly box featuring regionally specific snacks and other culinary goodies sourced from sea to shining sea. Plus, she’ll remember what a golden child you are at least once a month when each box arrives. May 12 • Mothers Day 2019: How not to piss off your mom this year See at Amazon For the Carbohydrate Crazed Foodie Mom See at Amazon For the Snack Attack Foodie Mom Tyler Lizenby/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Your mom is literally someone who stops to smell the roses; or to gently squeeze the peaches; or to casually evaluate the density of a summer melon while chatting up the farmer about heirloom varietals. Your mom’s favorite way to spend a warm weekend day is at the farmer’s market. For the lady who would rather have her accessories match her produce than her shoes, a set of these striking, earth-friendly shopping totes will have her feeling farmers’ market chic all season long. For the Trend Setting Foodie Mom See at Mouth.com May 24 • Best Father’s Day gifts under $250 Spiralizer Ossetra Sturgeon Caviar See at Amazon For the Food Explorer Mom If your mom swoons to the tune of “sous vide” like some moms do to “diamond earrings,” then she’ll be jazzed to unwrap this sparkling little number where she can learn to do it at home. About the size of a bottle of wine, this sous vide circulator will offer her the possibility of restaurant quality, expertly executed meals with a high geek factor. Plus, everyone she may cook for also benefits, including you. Stainless Steel Grill Basket Talavera Wusthof Chef’s Knife Tags See at Graze See at Amazon Some people never learn. And some people never stop learning. Is your mom the forever student type? Cooking classes are great gifts for hands-on foodie moms, and also provide the possibility of the most sought-after Mother’s Day gift of all: time spent with you.Check out culinary course offerings from knife skills to cake decorating at your local restaurants, markets, or schools, or you can gift your mom with a subscription to top-notch-nerd-factor online instruction from America’s Test Kitchen. For the Healthy Foodie Mom The moment on “Chopped” when the mystery basket items are revealed is when your mom’s face most lights up, and not just from the warm glow of the television. The weirder the item, the more it sparks her own imagination. Kalustyan’s is a New York based specialty food store whose website alone counts as a little culinary escapism. Indulge your mom’s curiosity with a shopping spree so she can assemble her own mystery basket challenges. For the Foodie Mom Who’s Secretly More About the Wine For the Food Television-Obsessed Mom For the Gastronomically Nerdy Mom Your mother, bless her, never spent one second of her life thinking that cutting carbs would help promote any sort of healthy lifestyle. Without pasta, where’s the mental health? If your mom’s idea of eating a variety of foods means changing up the shape of the noodle regularly, she might delight in preparing fresh pasta from scratch, aided by this racy red chrome number from Marcato. Chris Monroe/CNET For the Beginner Foodie Mom See at Amazon Left to her own devices, your mom is the busy sort who loves to eat and eat well, but rarely makes time for a sit-down meal. A good snack subscription like Graze will have her thinking fondly of you several times a day whenever she reaches for any of their adorably packaged “punnets” filled with healthy and unique goodies such as New York Everything Bagel snack mix, Sweet and Spicy Beet Crunch, or a Lemon Almond Cookie and Tea multipack. See at Amazon See at Vinebox Kalustyan’s Gift Card Small Appliances Smart Home Caregiving For the Culturally Curious Foodie Mom Kalustyan’s BBC • See All Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine 2 Comments Mother’s Day Tech Gift Guide May 17 • Best TVs and streaming boxes for Father’s Day See at Amazon KitchenAidlast_img read more