West Ham sign Spain talent Fornals in £24m deal

first_imgWest Ham have completed the signing of Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals for a reported fee of £24 million ($30m).The 23-year-old was a regular with the Liga side in the 2018-19 campaign, with the Yellow Submarine finishing 14th in the table and reaching the quarter-finals of the Europa League, where they were beaten by Valencia.Indeed, he created 22 chances from open play in Europe’s secondary competition last season, with only Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic (27) having made more. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Hammers have confirmed that Fornals, who is part of Spain’s squad for the Under-21 European Championship, has signed a five-year contract with the Premier League club, with the option for a further year.Speaking to their official website after his move was confirmed, Fornals said: “I’m very happy to be part of West Ham. I feel very good, very happy and very grateful for the opportunity that has been provided to me.”I want the club to continue betting on young and ambitious people, people who want to do well for the long term.”I know about the loyal fans and the stadium, which is a beautiful stadium. The fans fill the stadium every weekend and that is something admirable, especially with the passion with which football is lived there. I think it is important to play with the support of your fans at home.”I have worked with Mario [Husillos, West Ham’s sporting director] before – I know him from when I was in Malaga. With Manuel [Pellegrini], only when I saw him and admired him on TV. Of course, Manuel was a big influence because in the end he is one of the best coaches in the world and who doesn’t want to work with people like that?!”Husillos also expressed his delight at the signing and tipped him to make an impact in the Premier League. He said: “He [Fornals] is a player we have monitored closely for some time, having seen him make excellent progress as a young midfielder in one of the best leagues in the world.”I personally have followed his career since he was a youth player with me at Malaga, and I know we have signed an incredible professional and an incredible character.”This is something that is very important for us at West Ham United now – not only a very good player but also a very good person with a good mentality.”To represent Spain as a full international at the age of 20, and then to have made over 150 appearances in La Liga by the age of 23, is a sign of great quality and character. He joins us as a young player still with many years ahead of him, yet with strong experience and already proven at the very highest level.”We believe that his style and ability perfectly complements the midfielders already at the club, and we are very pleased to have secured his signing so early in the summer. Now he will go to Italy to play for Spain in the Under-21 European Championship, where we hope he will have success before coming to London.”We look forward to seeing the impact he will have in a West Ham shirt, and believe that he has all of the qualities required to become a big success in the Premier League.”last_img read more

England vs New Zealand: Jonny Bairstow sets English record with back-to-back World Cup 2019 hundreds

first_img Next Akshay Ramesh Chester-le-StreetJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 17:26 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jonny Bairstow has become the first England cricketer to hit 2 successive World Cup hundreds (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJonny Bairstow has gone past the 400-run mark in World Cup 2019The England opener has hit back-to-back hundreds in World Cup 2019Bairstow’s 2nd World Cup 2019 hundred has put England in the driver’s seat vs New ZealandEngland opener Jonny Bairstow hit his 2nd sucessive hundred of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 when he got to the 3-figure mark for the 13th time in ODI cricket in their must-win match against New Zealand on Wednesday in Chester-le-Street.Bairstow had come into the match on the back of a match-winning 111 against India in Edgbaston on Sunday. The right-handed opener continued from where he left as he punished the New Zealand new-ball bowlers right from the word go.England vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreBairstow went past India captain Virat Kohli (408 runs) on the list of batsmen with most runs in World Cup 2019. With over 450 runs, the England opener is among the top 7 of the batting charts.Bairstow also has become the first-ever English player to score two back-to-back hundreds in World Cups. It’s also his third successive in ODIs against New Zealand.100 – Jonny Bairstow has claimed back-to-back centuries (v NZ & India); it’s also his 3rd in a row against New Zealand in ODI cricket. Habit. #CWC19 #ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/2D4l2ihSKqOptaJim (@OptaJim) July 3, 2019Bairstow stitched yet another 100-plus stand for the opening wicket with Jason Roy who looks in supreme touch after return from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for 2 crucial World Cup 2019 matches. Baistow started on 5th gear, taking on New Zealand’s senior pacer Tim Southee who leaked aplenty in his opening spell after replacing leg-spinner Ish Sodhi.Jonnny Bairtow seemingly enjoyed the batter-firendly conditions at the Riverside Ground. New Zealand’s new-ball bowlers struggled without any swing in the first powerplay but they let their captain Kane Williamson down with some ordinary bowling that lacked discipline.advertisementBairstow trusted his technique and found the boundaries at will as England added 123 runs for the opening stand. Bairstow did not take the foot off the pedal even after the departure of hisopening partner Joe Root in the 19th over as he helped England continue the relentless pressure on the New Zealand bowling attack.Baristow has certainly given England a solid start in their must-win match on Wednedsay. The hosts, who were touted as pre-tournament favourites, suffered a setback when they lost to Sri Lanka and Australia on the trot but they have bounced back with a 31-run win over India.England, who are sitting on the 4th spot with 10 points, need nothing less than a win against New Zealand to keep their semi-final hopes alive. New Zealand are currently 3rd with 12 points from 8 matches while Pakistan, who are sitting on the 5th spot with 9 points from 8 matches, will be hoping England lose to New Zealand in Chester-le-Street.Also Read | Picture of MS Dhoni spitting out blood goes viral. Here’s what happenedAlso See: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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Jonny BairstowFollow England cricket teamFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow England vs New Zealand England vs New Zealand: Jonny Bairstow sets English record with back-to-back World Cup 2019 hundredsICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jonny Bairstow, who has gone past Virat Kohli in the list of batsmen with most runs in the tournament, has put England in a strong position against New Zealand in their must-win match in Chester-le-Street on Wednesday.advertisementlast_img read more

Jamaica and Namibia Agree Visa Waiver Programme

first_imgStory Highlights Jamaicans traveling to the Republic of Namibia for business or tourism will not be required to obtain a visa. Previously, Jamaica unilaterally waived visa requirements for Namibians entering the country as an expression of solidarity and support during Namibia’s liberation struggle. Namibia today reciprocated this action. It’s the first of several agreements between both countries, as Prime Minister Andrew Holness began a full day of discussions with the Namibian President HE Dr. Hage Geingob. Jamaicans traveling to the Republic of Namibia for business or tourism will not be required to obtain a visa.The Governments of Jamaica and Namibia this morning (July 23) agreed to a visa waiver programme.It’s the first of several agreements between both countries, as Prime Minister Andrew Holness began a full day of discussions with the Namibian President HE Dr. Hage Geingob.Previously, Jamaica unilaterally waived visa requirements for Namibians entering the country as an expression of solidarity and support during Namibia’s liberation struggle. Namibia today reciprocated this action.Speaking at a joint press conference with President Geingob in the Namibian capital Windhoek, Prime Minister Holness said both countries have now cemented a deeper bond.Prime Minister Holness declared that his official visit to Namibia is of strategic importance.“You know we have two beautiful countries, but we scarcely ever get to enjoy the beauty of our countries. We need to encourage travel between our two countries for tourism. I’ve welcomed the announcement by your President of the waiver of visa requirements for Jamaicans; Jamaica had long ago abolished visa requirements for Namibians,” stated Prime Minister Holness.Jamaica and Namibia are also working to secure a stronger relationship in several areas including trade, investment, banking, sports and culture.In addition, Prime Minister Holness stated there will be greater opportunities for the people of both countries.“I think that there is great opportunity for us to continue our exchange of people. We can build a strong human capital base in education. We welcome Namibians to study at our Universities. We welcome Namibians to come and train with us in athletics and sporting endeavors. We believe that there can be significant opportunities between our two countries for trade,” said Prime Minister Holness.In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness and Namibian President Geingob have recommitted to ensuring the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group remains.“I also welcome the public support of your President to ensure that the African Caribbean and Pacific arrangement remains intact,” said Prime Minister Holness.Noting that there are some countries who feel it better to negotiate with Europe bilaterally, Prime Minister Holness believes that Jamaica and Namibia can also be efficacious in that regard.“We are stronger together and the liberation struggle may have ended for many Africans but the new struggle is now for our economic independence and our economic liberation and it makes no sense for us to separate on this matter,” argued Prime Minister Holness.The Prime Minister is slated for a series of Government and cultural activities in Namibia for the remainder of his working visit.last_img read more

Dutch Majors to Jointly Study Methanol as Marine Fuel

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Green Maritime Methanol Dutch shipowners, shipyards, manufacturers and ports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam have joined forces to study methanol as a marine fuel ahead of the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap.The consortium, supported by Maritime Knowledge Centre, would look into the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable alternative transport fuel in the maritime sector.“As part of the project, the partners will look at concrete possibilities to adopt methanol as marine fuel on either newbuilds or conversions of the existing fleet,” Pieter Boersma, Business Director Maritime & Offshore of TNO, said.Shipowners Boskalis, The Royal Netherlands Navy, Van Oord and Wagenborg Shipping will take part in the consortium, together with shipbuilders, Damen Shipyards, Feadship, Royal IHC and engine manufacturers Pon Power and Wärtsilä together with VIV, as well as equipment suppliers Marine Service Noord and service providers C-Job Naval Architects.Work to study the infrastructure and supply chain for methanol is also addressed by the participation of The Netherlands’ two largest ports, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, as well as methanol suppliers BioMCN and Helm Proman and trade organization The Methanol Institute.The Netherlands’ research institutes, including TNO, TU Delft, NLDA and Marin, also invest in this theme and provide knowledge-building and research capacity for the project.The Green Maritime Methanol project, supported by TKI Maritime and the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, is expected to be completed within two years.last_img read more

BJP acknowledges having empowered a criminal Priyanka on MLA Kuldeep Sengars expulsion

first_imgNew Delhi: Hours after Unnao rape case accused MLA Kuldeep Sengar was expelled from the BJP, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday said the BJP has finally acknowledged having empowered a criminal and taken some action to correct itself. “Grateful to the SC for taking cognisance of the ‘Jungle Raj’ being unleashed in UP,” she said in a tweet. “Meanwhile, the BJP finally acknowledges having empowered a criminal and takes some action to correct itself and move in the direction of justice for a young woman who has suffered immeasurably,” she said. The action by the BJP against the four-time MLA came days after the rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured and two of her aunts killed when their car was hit by a speeding truck in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.The family alleges the accident on Sunday was an attempt to eliminate her and the family.last_img read more

Trudeau respects Kangs decision to resign wont say if he asked him

first_imgSASKATOON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he respects the decision of Calgary MP Darshan Kang to step away from the Liberal caucus while sexual harassment allegations against him are investigated.But Trudeau won’t say whether he personally asked Kang to resign.Kang said he’s leaving the governing party’s caucus to focus his efforts on clearing his name.He resigned from caucus Thursday night, shortly after The Hill Times reported that a woman who worked in Kang’s constituency office when he was a member of the Alberta legislature has come forward alleging she was sexually harassed.The woman alleged in an interview that Kang grabbed her breasts, among other inappropriate behaviour, and would not desist in the harassment despite repeatedly being asked to stop.Kang, who was elected federally in 2015, is already under investigation after a young woman who worked in his federal constituency office complained in June of sexual harassment.That woman’s father told the Toronto Star earlier this week that Kang allegedly offered the staffer as much as $100,000 if she didn’t tell her parents about the harassment. The Star cited the woman’s father, who was not named, alleging that Kang repeatedly harassed his daughter over a period of four or five years.Among the father’s accusations: Kang gave his daughter unwanted hugs, stroked or held her hand, once took her to an apartment where he tried to remove her jacket and followed her the next day to her hotel and tried to get into her room to talk.When asked about Kang Friday, Trudeau said the House of Commons has a processes for investigating harassment complaints that respects both the complainant’s and the respondent’s rights.Under that process, adopted in December 2014, when there is no mediated resolution to a harassment complaint, an external investigator is hired to review the facts.Either the complainant or the respondent can appeal if they’re unsatisfied with the investigator’s final report.“The whip’s office in my party has been engaged in this process and we are allowing this process to unfold as it must. I won’t have anymore comments to make on this specifically other than to say that I respect Mr. Kang’s decision to step away from the Liberal caucus while this process is being undergone,” Trudeau said.“As a feminist, I am pleased that there is a process in place and I am allowing that process to unfold as it must.”Sheila Malcolmson, federal NDP critic for the Status of Women, accused Trudeau of hiding behind process.“He should have taken action when he first learned of these troubling allegations instead of dodging questions for three weeks,” she said in a statement Friday.Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan said the allegations are “deeply concerning.”“The behaviour alleged is repugnant and has no place in society,” Khan said in a statement Friday afternoon.He said the party will do an internal investigation and relevant information will be passed on to all those bodies that are investigating.“Until there is any additional information or findings by an investigative body, we will not be making any further comment on this matter.”A spokesman for the Speaker of the Alberta legislature said that office only became aware of the Alberta allegations through the Hill Times report and could not comment further because it’s a human resources matter.last_img read more

33rd Annual Marathon des Sables to Kick Off in Southern Morocco

Rabat – Nearly 1,300  international runners will land in the Moroccan Sahara to participate in the 33rd annual Marathon des Sable, which will take place from April 6 to 16.The Sahara race will be organized by the Atlantide Organization Internationale. The event will take place under the auspices of the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism, according to a statement by the Marathon Des Sables.The race features several stages open to walkers and runners over a distance of about 250 kilometers. Each runner or walker “must carry his/her own backpack containing food, sleeping gear and other material.” “The 33rd Marathon des Sables will be administered according to the general race regulations and their amendments (road book,…), to which all participants agree when they register,” added the statement.In order to participate in the race, candidates need to be over 18 and must hold a medical certificate issued by the organization stating their ability to participate.The 32nd edition of the event convened 1,300 runners from 52 countries. The race was marked by the participation of thirty Moroccan runners. The 2016 edition was won by Morocco’s Rachid El Morabiti. read more

Burundi UN rights expert outraged by murder of anticorruption activist

16 April 2009An independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced outrage over the killing of an anti-corruption campaigner in Burundi, calling for an immediate investigation into the murder. An independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced outrage over the killing of an anti-corruption campaigner in Burundi, calling for an immediate investigation into the murder.Ernest Manirumva, the vice-president of an anti-corruption organization, was found stabbed to death in his home last week after being abducted from his office by unidentified men looking for documents, according to media reports.“His death is yet another proof that the right to freedom of expression is under attack in Burundi and that those who choose to exercise it freely are in danger,” warned Akich Okola, the UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Burundi.Urging authorities to launch an inquiry into the 8 April murder of the leader of the Observatory for the Struggle against Corruption and Economic Embezzlement (OLUCOME), Mr. Okola underscored the need “to bring [the] perpetrators to justice.”He also expressed deep concern over reports that other OLUCOME staff members are regularly subjected to intimidation and threats.“This situation is simply unacceptable,” he said, calling on Burundian authorities “to take appropriate measures to ensure the protection of OLUCOME staff as well as other members of civil society and human rights defenders in particular.” Mr. Okola, who has served as Independent Expert since 2004, warned that “increasing trends to restrict freedom of expression and freedom of association threaten consolidation of peace in Burundi.”He also reminded the Government of a number of recommendations – concerning guarantees to freedoms of association, expression, opinion and peaceful assembly –he made to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in a recent review of the human rights situation in the African Great Lakes country. read more

WatchTrudeau still thinks NAFTA can be saved despite Trumps repeated threats to

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau remains optimistic that Canada, the United States and Mexico can strike a deal to modernize NAFTA that benefits all three countries.In an interview this week with The Canadian Press, the prime minister said he still believes there’s a good chance negotiations will result in what he calls a “win-win-win” — notwithstanding contradictory signals from the U.S. that have frequently left the impression that the North American Free Trade Agreement is doomed.U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened repeatedly to pull out of the continental trade pact.But Trudeau effectively dismissed such threats as a negotiating tactic.‘Shooting themselves in the foot’: How NAFTA’s collapse could disrupt U.S.-Canada energy tradeThe real problem with NAFTA is Canada, not Mexico, Paul Ryan saysA seven-step guide to what does, doesn’t happen if Trump starts NAFTA pullout“Our approach has been braced for a certain level of negotiations and back and forth but our approach is consistent, that we know that there is a good deal to be had that will benefit Canada and the United States and Mexico and we’re going to stay focused on reaching that in ways that benefit us all,” he said.“My assessment that there is a path forward is (based on the fact) that I truly believe, I truly know that NAFTA has been good for jobs in the United States, it’s been good for jobs in Canada, it’s been good for the Mexican economy.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is still optimistic a deal can be reached on NAFTA, though contradictory signals from the U.S. have left the impression that the deal is doomed. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Trudeau suggested there’s little be gained trying to trying to figure out where Trump, or the negotiations, are headed.“We don’t worry too much about what sort of the news or the narrative of any given day is, because this is a negotiation that is going to take significant amounts of time and go through different phases.”The talks appeared to stall before Christmas as both Canada and Mexico flatly rejected a number of unpalatable U.S. demands, including American calls to scrap the independent dispute settlement process, end Canada’s system of supply management for dairy and poultry, hike American and North American content requirements for automobiles and add a sunset clause that would automatically terminate the agreement after five years unless all three member countries agree to extend it.Last week, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada would be bringing some “creative” new proposals to the sixth round of negotiations next week in Montreal, in response to the “more unconventional” American demands.That prompted some speculation that Canada is about to cave in to the U.S. But Trudeau said that’s not the case.“We have been holding firm on Canada’s interests,” he insisted.“We’ve been very clear to Canadians that we’re not going to accept any old deal. We’re going to accept a deal that is good for Canadians. And we have been unequivocal on that. We’re, of course, always open to discussions on finding that middle ground but at the end of the day we will be only signing a deal that’s in Canada’s interests.Government insiders and stakeholders have suggested that Canada is prepared to agree to a periodic review of NAFTA, but not one that could result in the pact’s automatic termination.We (are) going to accept a deal that is good for CanadiansTrudeau They’ve also suggested Canada will propose adding the computer software that is increasingly ubiquitous in vehicles to the list of auto parts whose country of origin must be traced. That would substantially raise the North American content of cars.At the same time that Freeland was talking about new NAFTA proposals, the government revealed last week that it has launched a broad-based challenge at the World Trade Organization to the United States’ use of punitive sanctions.Trudeau pointed to that as proof that his government doesn’t intend to cave in on NAFTA.While it won’t respond to “threats or intentions made as a part of negotiation,” he said his government will stand up for Canadian interests when there are “concrete actions that we can take a formal response to,” such as the punitive duties the U.S. has imposed on Canadian softwood lumber and Bombardier which prompted the WTO litigation.“And we do it without malice or anger,” Trudeau added. “But I have been very clear with the president from Day 1 that my job is to stand up for and defend Canadian interests and he understands that.”If the prospects for NAFTA’s survival seem somewhat brighter, Trudeau gave credit to the full-court press Canada has undertaken in the U.S. to persuade political leaders and stakeholders of the benefits of NAFTA and encourage them to speak up in support of the pact.“We’ve continued to see governors, business leaders, members of Congress speaking up about the positive impacts of NAFTA on their districts, on their states, on their industries,” he said.“We set out to highlight the benefits of a relationship that many Americans have taken for granted. And I think we’ve done a good job as we’ve heard people speaking up on the benefits of NAFTA.”Trudeau has been criticized in some quarters for not denouncing Trump’s erratic behaviour and controversial comments. But he said Canadians know this country must maintain good relations with the U.S., regardless of who is president.In any event, Trudeau said he’s never shied away from reiterating his own values and no one, including Trump himself, doubts that his views on things like minority rights, feminism and immigration are very different than those of the president. “And there are ways, there is a way to move forward that will end up beneficial, more beneficial than any other path — bilaterals or termination or whatever. So I do believe there are good chances that we’re going to end up in a win-win-win for everyone.”Last week, a report that the Canadian government was increasingly expecting Trump to terminate NAFTA caused the loonie and jittery markets to fall.The president subsequently calmed fears about NAFTA’s potential demise, telling the Wall Street Journal that he’d “rather keep it” and telling American farmers, who are overwhelmingly supportive of the pact, that he’s working hard to improve it.I do believe there are good chances that we (are) going to end up in a win-win-win for everyone.Trudeau read more

Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt rise to record high topping 6

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Aug 15, 2014 7:31 am MDT WASHINGTON – Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in June, topping $6 trillion for the first time.Total foreign holdings rose 0.6 per cent to $6.01 trillion, up from $5.98 trillion in May, the Treasury Department said Friday in its monthly report.The increase came despite the fact that the two biggest foreign owners of Treasury securities reduced their holdings slightly.China, the top foreign buyer of U.S. Treasury debt, trimmed its holdings by 0.2 per cent to $1.27 trillion after a 0.6 per cent increase in May. Japan, the second-biggest foreign buyer, saw its holdings slip a slight $600 million to $1.22 trillion.Belgium, Brazil and Taiwan were among the countries increasing their holdings.Foreign central banks are big holders of U.S. Treasuries, which are viewed as one of the world’s safest investments. In June, foreign government holdings of Treasury debt totalled $4.1 trillion, two-thirds of the total foreign holdings.Foreign demand for Treasury debt is expected to remain strong this year, helped by a congressional agreement to avoid a new fight over the U.S. debt ceiling until March 2015.A standoff in August 2011 rattled financial markets and the political gridlock led the credit rating firm Standard & Poor’s to downgrade its AAA rating of U.S. debt for the first time in history. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt rise to record high, topping $6 trillion read more

SMMT celebrates the top 100 British women in global automotive industry

The leading British women running the global car industry are being celebrated today at an Autocar awards event in central London, in partnership with SMMT. The inaugural Great British Women in the Car Industry awards will identify winners in 10 categories, as well announcing the 100 most influential British women in the automotive sector.Linda Jackson, Citroën’s Global CEO, will be named the industry’s most influential woman, while senior executives from Ford Motor Company; GMC; GKN; Jaguar Land Rover; Mercedes-Benz Cars UK; and Williams F1 make up the rest of the top 10.The initiative raises the profile of the many opportunities available in a cutting edge sector, from production, engineering and design, to retail, marketing and communications, as automotive businesses in Britain look to recruit right across the board.Women in UK automotive manufacturing are outnumbered by men three to one and currently female talent accounts for just 9% of the UK’s overall engineering workforce1, so there is significant potential to attract more women to this thriving sector.British automotive manufacturing is undergoing a resurgence, with car production hitting a 10-year high in 2015 and productivity also at record levels. Despite significant investment in training and apprenticeships, many companies are struggling to recruit new talent quickly enough to keep pace with their growth. The Automotive Council has identified some 5,000 unfilled vacancies within the industry, 19% of which are deemed criticalto operations.2Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Our sector faces a great challenge in recruiting more skilled people into a rapidly growing industry in the UK. These awards clearly demonstrate the successful career paths many women have forged in the global car industry and we hope it inspires others to join our dynamic and innovative sector.”Jim Holder, Autocar Editorial Director, said, “We have started this event to stimulate debate about the attractiveness of the industry we love as a place to work for everyone. At present, women are under-represented, but it is our belief that a positive focus on the numerous opportunities that a career in the industry can offer can have a real impact in reversing that trend.”The full list of category winners is as follows:Executive and overall winner: Linda Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Automobiles Citroën SADesign: Helen Emsley, Executive Director, Global Design and User Experience, GMCProduct development: Danella Bagnall, Vehicle Programme Director, Jaguar Land RoverManufacturing: Josephine Payne, Global Assembly and Test Manager, Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering, Ford Motor CompanyCommunications: Fiona Pargeter, Head of Global PR Communications, Jaguar Land RoverPurchasing: Julie Woodhouse, Director, Global Powertrain and Driveline Purchasing, Ford Motor CompanySales: Angela Shepherd, Network Operations Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars UKMarketing: Lisa Brankin, Marketing Director, Ford of BritainMotorsport: Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, Williams F1Human resources: Monique Carter, Group Human Resources Director, GKNThe Top 100 is available at www.autocar.co.uk/greatbritishwomen. 1 Skills & Demands from Industry – 2015 Survey, IET 2 Automotive Council report: Employers’ Views of the Jobs and Skills Required for the UK Automotive Industry, February 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Wenco introduces Readyline for next level condition monitoring

first_imgWith each new release of Readyline in 2016, Wenco says that mines will get closer and closer to stopping all equipment problems before they start. “Wenco’s asset health management system changed the way mines monitored machine condition when it debuted in 2015. The original Readyline took data from OEM systems and gave it to the maintenance crew. Sensor reports and alarms kept mines on top of asset health like never before.”“Since then, the excitement around Readyline has spurred non-stop development. Every few months, releases have added advanced features to make the system smarter and sleeker. In version 1.2, GPS position stamping showed just where and when health events occurred. Version 1.3 brought enhanced dashboards to provide a deeper level of reporting with greater display capabilities. Now, the version of Readyline coming this July introduces two innovations that give mines unprecedented flexibility over their condition monitoring.”Readyline version 1.4 incorporates virtual signals and alarms to complement the OEM data already working in the system. With a few clicks, mines can select multiple sensors and define their thresholds to track a set of conditions, even if the OEM system lacks a native signal for them. For example, a mine can track the cooling efficiency of its engines by entering the following formula in the virtual signal window:Cooling Efficiency f(x) = (Engine RPM >58.2 * (TemperatureEngine – TemperatureCoolant) / (TemperatureEngine – TemperatureAmbient)Then, maintenance can set Readyline to poll and watch the cooling data stream into the dashboard. Along with virtual signals, this latest release also introduces Readyline to a brand new database structure. “Our new time series database with scalable server architecture moves the system away from the siloed SQL database and toward a true Big Data solution. With the additional storage and access power, maintenance crew can instantly sift through years of historical sensor data to pinpoint any facts and trends they need.”“This is a solution that can really change how a mine performs,” said Hiro Hirowatari, Wenco Director of Technology. “Readyline has advanced a lot in a short time and the outcomes are substantial. “Now, with virtual signals and a better database, mines can monitor machine components any way they want. It ought to have a major effect on equipment uptime and preventive maintenance — even more than before.”last_img read more

SHOCK IN BERLIN Paul Drux out for 6 months

← Previous Story New rules test in Brazil – “Blue card”, Passive Play, “medicine” against simulants…. Next Story → IHF Super Globe 2015 with Barca, Veszprem, Berlin, Al Saad…. Paul Drux German national team and Fuchse Berlin will have to find the way to fill a big gap after injury of one of the most talented players in the world of handball, Paul Drux. The 20 years-old left back, who won the title of the “world’s young left back 2014/2015” by Handball-Planet.com, had shoulder surgery in Bonn, which will put him out of the handball for six months!That means Germany will play without him at the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland, but also, Fuchse Berlin will enter the new era after DAgur Sigurdsson departure without the “Fuchse kid”.Drux’s injury isn’t the last problem for Berlin, as Swedish star Mattias Zachrisson is the next which shoulder needs arthroscopy. read more

Windows Phone 7 resume draws attention job offers

first_imgSahas Katta is an undergrad student at UC Davis studying Computer Engineering. He’s also the CEO of his own startup. This information is available thanks to his Windows Phone 7-styled resume available on his website. The WP7 look-alike resume is so attractive and well designed, it’s earned Katta a number of job offers and tons of interest in his unique portfolio.According to Business Insider, Katta managed to rack up well over 30,000 visitors within the first two days his resume was online, and when they followed up with him about how he’s handling the publicity, he noted that he’s gotten so much interest from people who want to know how he built the design, people who want to buy the design, and people who want to hire him for his own engineering skills that he’d had some difficulty keeping up with it all.AdChoices广告The resume itself looks and functions just like Windows Phone 7. You slide the mouse up to unlock it, click on a tile to access different areas of Katta’s portfolio, send him an email, or access the social networks he’s active on. If you click to see his resume, you can click to scroll side to side and see Katta’s education, experience, special skills, and more. Bonus: click the search button on the “phone,” and it brings up the mobile version of Bing.Katta says he’s gotten a number of job offers as a direct result of the portfolio, including a midnight call from one recruiter who wanted very badly to relocate him to India to work as a user experience designer for a company there. Katta hasn’t said whether or not he’s planning a job change or career move as a result of his newfound popularity, but he certainly has the options open to him.Read more at Sahas Katta via Business Insiderlast_img read more

Blizzard is banning Diablo III players who use Wine and Linux

first_imgBlizzard is forever being asked the question as to when its games will come to consoles. But for the moment, if you want to play the developer’s latest game, Diablo III, then you’re restricted to a Windows or Mac PC. But Linux users do have a way around that barrier: Wine.Wine is an open source application that allows Windows programs to run under Linux, and it works with Diablo III. However, Blizzard has decided to ban anyone trying to do this and is classing the practice as gaining an unfair advantage by running unapproved third party software.Wine in no way gives Linux users an advantage, and players still have to purchase a legal copy of the game and connect to the Battle.net servers in order to play. On first viewing it seems likely that this is an anomaly and the cheat system the game runs is detecting Wine as a false positive game wrapper.The strange thing is, the Wine-related bans didn’t start happening in great numbers until yesterday. Tickets have been opened with Blizzard support with responses ranging from a generic description of what unapproved third party software is, to confirmation that Linux just isn’t supported and therefore cannot be used to run the game.The important thing to note is Blizzard has so far not decided to reverse any of these bans after looking at the issue. So, if you are running the game under Wine you are probably going to be issued with a ban notice sooner or later.The forums also point to the Battle.net Support pages and in particular System Surveys. They consist of system reviews that detect system configurations, but if they find an issue it can stop you connecting to the game. Interestingly Blizzard also looks to see if your operating system is legal, and if it isn’t you may receive a ban too.More at the Diablo III Forums, image via Blizzhackerslast_img read more

Enda Kenny has support for inviting Trump and leading Brexit negotiations

first_img Share19 Tweet Email1 By Paul Hosford 13,204 Views Short URL Mar 20th 2017, 10:44 PM Image: Niall Carson/PA http://jrnl.ie/3298241 39 Comments Monday 20 Mar 2017, 10:44 PM Image: Niall Carson/PA ENDA KENNY’S DECISION to invite US President Donald Trump to Ireland is supported by a majority of Irish people.That’s according to a new Claire Byrne Live/Amárach Research poll, released tonight. The Claire Byrne Live /Amárach Research Panel consists of over 1,000 Irish adults, all aged 18+.Kenny last week invited Trump to Ireland after meeting him in Washington DC.“We had a good, friendly and constructive engagement,” Kenny told reporters in the White House lawn after the photocall.Trump had told reporters:“I really love Ireland, I’ll be there absolutely.”While some, including Green Party TD Eamon Ryan, want the invitation revoked or the visit protested, most Irish people support the invitation.The poll results were:Was Taoiseach Enda Kenny right to have invited President Donald Trump to visit Ireland?Yes – 63%No – 26%Don’t know – 11%In a further boost to Kenny, another question showed that he had the most support of Irish people to lead Brexit negotiations.That poll’s results were:Who, of the following, do you have most confidence in to work for Ireland’s interest during the Brexit negotiations?Enda Kenny – 24%Simon Coveney – 14%Leo Varadkar – 20%Don’t know – 42Speaking in New York after marching in the city’s St Patrick’s Day parade, Kenny said that his immediate priority is dealing with political instability in Northern Ireland and the uncertainty Brexit would create for Ireland.Read: Donald Trump says he’s coming to Ireland after invite from ‘new friend’ Enda Kenny Enda Kenny has support for inviting Trump and leading Brexit negotiations Kenny last week invited Trump to Ireland after meeting him in Washington DC. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Geek deals Get a 10 Amazon Music Credit with free Music Unlimited

first_imgInterested in ad-free music for both streaming and download? Amazon Music Unlimited offers tens of millions of songs for $7.99 to $9.99 per month, and you can even try it for free. And if you’re a new subscriber, right now Amazon is offering an extra $10 credit to boot. • $10 Amazon Music Credit with free Music Unlimited trialNormally, the monthly cost is $7.99 for Prime members, and $9.99 for non-members. If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, you’ll get your first month free, and then the $10 credit can pay for all the next month and part of the third. On the other hand, non-subscribers will get a month free, and then the $10 credit can go toward the second month.Not only can you play your favorite stand bys, but you can use Music Unlimited to find new jams that fit your tastes. And not only can you listen on the web, but you can stream to your phone, to your set-top box, and even to your Echo or Echo Dot. If you’re already hooked into the Amazon ecosystem, this is a smart option.Even better, Amazon also offers a family plan if you want to upgrade later on. For just $14.99 per month (both Prime and non-Prime), you can have up to six family members enjoy Amazon Music Unlimited.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the Amazon website for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals, head over to TechBargains.com.last_img read more

Griffiths grateful for support after break from football

first_imgCeltic striker Leigh Griffiths has thanked fans and the club for supporting him after news broke on Wednesday that he will be taking a break from football.Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed on Wednesday that Griffiths will be taking a  break from football.Leigh will be taken out of football now for a little period of time,” Rodgers said on Wednesday.“Leigh has had ongoing issues now for a number of months and he has done amazing to play to the level and score some of the goals he has.”Leicester City, Manchester UnitedMatch Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.The striker today said he was grateful for the messages of support from Celtic and it’s supporters and has vowed to come back “better and stronger”“I just wanted to thank everyone at the club and so many Celtic fans and other people who have sent me such kind and powerful messages of support,” Griffiths told Sky Sports.“I thank you all sincerely and want to let you know I’m doing all I can to come back as soon as possible, a better and stronger person.”last_img read more

North Park hitandrun hospitalizes pedestrian

first_imgNorth Park hit-and-run hospitalizes pedestrian Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 12:40 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 30-year-old man in the North Park community of San Diego suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist who abandoned his vehicle, police said.The pedestrian was walking southbound in the 3800 block of 30th Street at about 1:30 a.m. when he saw a motorist driving without headlights on, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle said.“The victim and suspect exchanged words and the victim continued walking southbound,” Buttle said.As the pedestrian got to the intersection of North Park Way and 30th Street and was crossing the street, the motorist allegedly drove toward the man and hit him, continuing southbound in the 3700 block of 30th Street, he said.Paramedics rushed the victim to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and police found the motorist’s vehicle unoccupied in the 4000 block of Meade Avenue, Buttle said. center_img Posted: May 27, 2018 May 27, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Battle Ground motorcyclist still in hospital Sunday

first_imgMichael Cherney, 52, of Battle Ground was in satisfactory condition Sunday night at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.He crashed his 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle Saturday afternoon on Interstate 205.The crash occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on I-205 north at Milepost 30, which is near the exit for state Highway 500 in Vancouver.Cherney lost control of the motorcycle when he tried to brake for traffic, according to police. The motorcycle came to rest in the roadway.Police cited Cherney for driving too fast for the conditions.last_img