Milik recovering ahead of schedule

first_imgArkadiusz Milik Napoli star Milik ahead of schedule in recovery from knee injury Matthew Scott Last updated 2 years ago 18:21 10/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Milik - cropped Getty Images Napoli Serie A The striker is targeting a spot in Poland’s World Cup squad and is recovering ahead of schedule from a second serious knee injury in just over a year Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a serious knee injury, his surgeon has suggested.The Poland international injured his right knee in Napoli’s 3-2 win over SPAL in September, having spent four months sidelined by a similar injury in his left knee last season.Napoli -2 10/11 v Sassuolo Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Milik is not expected to return until the new year, and has suggested he could seek a January loan move in his attempts to regain fitness ahead of the 2018 World Cup.And his chances of featuring in Russia were given another boost after his doctor delivered a positive update.”Milik is already doing better now after a month compared to at this stage last year following surgery to the other knee,” Professor Pier Paolo Mariani told Sky Sport Italia.”He recovered well on a muscular level and is doing very well compared to the timing we are accustomed to.”Now the more specific work begins and I predict a happy return to sporting action.”Milik, who joined from Ajax in 2016 for €33 million, scored two goals in his five appearances before his injury.last_img read more


first_imgJuly 16-17: Touch SA vs Victoria Touch- `The Junior Border Challenge’. Tracy Frith from Touch SA and Peter Shefford from Victoria Touch have provided us with the following report: In weather conditions (read: rain & hail) reminiscent of the northern state junior championships, the young touch stars of neighbouring states South Australia and Victoria took to the fields last weekend to battle for honours in the 2005 Junior Border Challenge…. The fierce competition between SA and Victoria which has existed for many years in the adult age brackets of Touch & sport in general, has now filtered down to the junior age level. Last weekends Junior Border Challenge saw the Under 18 boys and girls teams from both SA and Victoria compete for the first time in a 3-game series, vying for State supremacy as well as selection for the Crusaders teams to compete at the National Under 18’s Championships in September. For several years now the Open teams have taken part in the series but this was the first time the up and coming talent had been pitted against each other. In support of taking elite touch to the affiliates and hence the title “Border Challenge”, traditionally the event is played in Mt Gambier, which lies on the border of the two states. The playing arena was Grant High School and greatly supported by representatives of the Mt Gambier Touch Association and staff of the school with regard to facilities and field preparation. Given the previous few weeks of wet, windy and cold weather experienced in both SA and Victoria, all expected Mt Gambier to be no different in the middle of July. Despite this thinking, nothing could have prepared us for the atrocious weather conditions all endured including rain, high winds, thunder and hail, with two of the games temporarily delayed during play for all to take shelter while the storm passed. These rising stars also put on a display of tenacious defence, hot stepping attacking action, and of course, the games were played in the sportsmanlike manner one has come to expect in our sport. With the Opens challenge looming up in early September, it was South Australia that drew first blood in the annual interstate series, taking both junior divisions, and the series, with an overall 5-1 win rate. Results from the weekend’s games were: GIRLS 18’s South Australia (5) def Victoria (0) South Australia (3) def Victoria (0) South Australia (7) def Victoria (3) BOYS 18’s South Australia (5) def Victoria (4) Victoria (6) def South Australia (4) South Australia (5) def Victoria (4) * 2005 Border Challenge Under 18’s Girls Champions – South Australia * 2005 Border Challenge Under 18’s Boys Champions – South Australia * 2005 Border Challenge Overall State Champions – South Australia From this event the Crusaders 18 years & under teams were chosen, to contest the ATA Youth Championships in late September. Congratulations to all the plauers that took part and a big thanks to Mt Gambier Touch for hosting the event. The gauntlet has now been laid, and only time will tell whether the Vics can reclaim the ascendancy when the Opens clash down the track …..!? By Tracy Frith and Peter Shefford.last_img

Chinas GDP growth expected to slow to 62 in AprilJune

first_imgBeijing: China’s economy grew at its slowest rate in nearly three decades in the second quarter, according to an AFP survey of analysts, hit by the US-China trade war and weakening global demand. The world’s second largest economy expanded 6.2 percent in April-June, the poll of 10 economists predicted ahead of the official release of gross domestic product figures Monday. The reading would mark the worst quarterly growth in almost three decades but stay within the government’s target range of 6.0-6.5 percent for the whole year. The economy grew 6.6 percent in 2018. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepBeijing has stepped up support for the economy this year but the moves have not been enough to offset a domestic slowdown and softening overseas demand for its toys, gadgets and electronics. Policymakers are likely to take further action, analysts say, with Premier Li Keqiang presiding over a state council meeting Wednesday that pledged to lower tariffs and step up tax rebates for exporters. “The existing tariffs on exports to the US are having an impact on China’s economy,” said Steven Cochrane, chief APAC economist with Moody’s Analytics. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs”Industrial production and exports are also weak, with shipments to the US declining significantly,” he said. Beijing pushed forward a raft of stimulus measures earlier this year to cushion the impact from its cooling economy, increasing spending on roads, railways and other big-ticket infrastructure projects, and tax cuts worth 2 trillion yuan ( 297 billion) kicking in from April. The policies buoyed the economy in March and brought in 6.4 percent growth for the first quarter, but it proved no more than a short-term panacea. Industrial output surged 8.5 percent in March before tumbling in April and dropping to five percent growth in May, the slowest increase since 2002. The build in infrastructure investment has also retreated from the first quarter, coming in at 4.0 percent in January-May, sharply down from years of near 20 percent expansion. China’s 1.3 billion consumers have remained a bright spot. “Consumption is holding up relatively well, possibly reflecting the effects of income and value-added tax cuts,” said Tommy Wu of Oxford Economics. Sales of big-ticket items such as cars have not held up, though, with sales down 12.4 percent in the first half of the year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Analysts widely expect Beijing will step up with further easing in coming months, with Cochrane tipping new measures heading into 2020. “This will include lower real interest rates for small firms, further reserve requirement ratio reductions, and ongoing infrastructure spending,” he said. The overall downward trend gives President Xi Jinping little room to fight back forcefully against the US, which is using tariffs as leverage to try to force China into opening up its economy. Washington and Beijing have hit each other with punitive tariffs covering more than 360 billion in two-way trade and damaging manufacturers on both sides of the Pacific. US President Donald Trump and Xi agreed to revive negotiations when they met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan on June 29. Top US and Chinese negotiators held phone talks on Tuesday but it remains unclear if the wide rupture that has formed since talks broke down in May can be patched over.last_img read more

Ontario boosting penalties for careless and distracted drivers

first_imgTORONTO – Careless drivers in Ontario causing death could soon be fined up to $50,000 as the government plans to introduce tougher penalties that will also crack down on distracted driving.Ontario’s driving legislation currently has no offence for careless driving causing death, with careless driving carrying maximum penalties of six months of jail time, $2,000 in fines, plus demerit points and a licence suspension. But safety and cycling advocates have called for much stronger penalties.Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announced Wednesday that the Liberal government will introduce legislation this fall that would help crack down on careless and distracted driving.The proposed legislation would create a new offence for careless driving causing death or bodily harm, Del Duca said. It would lead to a licence suspension of up to five years, fines of between $2,000 and $50,000, up to two years of jail time and six demerit points.Last year, 483 people were killed on Ontario roads — 96 of them pedestrians. The changes are about protecting people on Ontario’s roads, particularly vulnerable pedestrians and cyclists, Del Duca said.“Every 17 hours on average we have a fatality on our roads,” he said. “That’s someone’s sister or dad or daughter, gone forever.”Kasia Briegmann-Samson, of Friends and Families for Safe Streets, said it’s a big step in the right direction to create a separate offence for careless driving causing death.“If you’re driving and you hit a garbage can or a post or if you hit a person and kill them, the penalty is not (currently) any different,” she said.Briegmann-Samson’s husband was killed five years ago while riding his bicycle to work. That driver left the scene and so was charged with a criminal offence, not one under the Highway Traffic Act, but the driver was still sentenced to just six months and served 13 weekends, she said.“It’s gut wrenching,” Briegmann-Samson said. “Personally, at the end, after it was all said and done I almost want to say to law enforcement, ‘Why do you even bother?’”The fines for distracted driving would also increase under the legislation from a maximum of $1,000 to up to $2,000 on a second conviction and up to $3,000 for third or subsequent incidents, as well as six demerit points for multiple offences. Offenders would also see their licence suspended for three days on a first offence, seven days after two convictions, and 30 days for third and further convictions.“These proposed changes will make Ontario the first jurisdiction in Canada to have a licence suspension for those convicted of distracted driving and give us the toughest penalties for repeated distracted driving convictions in the country,” Del Duca said.Novice drivers — those with a G1, G2, M1 or M2 licence — would be subject to the same fines, but have harsher licence suspensions of 30 days after the first offence, 90 days after the second, and their licence would be cancelled if they are convicted of three or more distracted driving offences.Fines for drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians would be doubled, from a current maximum of $500 up to $1,000.Briegmann-Samson said she is optimistic about the changes, but notes maximum penalties rarely get handed out.“It will really boil down to how these changes are enacted, how police use these tools to charge drivers and how judges use them to sentence them,” she said.Ontario also announced tough new penalties for drug-impaired drivers earlier this week.Legislation would bring in zero tolerance for youths aged 21 and under, novice drivers and all commercial drivers in Ontario who have a detectable presence of drugs or alcohol in their system.It would increase all monetary penalties and suspensions for impaired driving offences and boost penalties for drivers who fail or refuse to provide a sample for a roadside test.last_img read more

Raises for alternate minimum wage earners coming

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C.- Raises are coming for alternate minimum wage earners. Liquor servers, piece-rate farmers, resident caretakers, and live in camp leaders will all soon see a pay raise. The news was announced today by the Minister of Labour Harry Bains.“No one working for minimum wage, full-time, year-round should be living in poverty. Workers deserve a minimum level of protections that regardless of a person’s job description, they don’t earn a wage that is distinctly less then the general minimum wage.” Stated Baines.Liquor servers, resident caretakers and live in camp leaders will all see wage increases as of June 1st 2018, while farm workers paid by the piece rate will see an increase as of January 1st, 2019. Agricultural Minister Lana Popham said the government is extending the transition period for changes to the farm worker piece rate to January 2019, from June 2018, in order to better balance the needs of workers and the agricultural industry. Wages for the five worker groups will increase like this: Liquor servers – incremental increases on June 1 each year, beginning June 2018, until the general minimum wage is reached, of at least $15.20 per hour, in 2021. Piece-rate farm workers – 11.5% increase to all piece rates on Jan. 1, 2019, with further study to take place. Resident caretakers – 11.5% increase June 2018, followed by increases of 9.5%, 5.4% and 4.1% in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively (wages vary depending on building size). Live-in camp leaders – same per cent increases as resident caretakers, until they reach $121.65/per day, in 2021. Live-in home-support workers – abolishment of the alternate minimum wage for this group, as it covers very few or no workers. The general minimum wage will apply to any workers remaining in this category.In February 2018 the Fair Wages Commission had two tasks, first to recommend a pathway to raise general minimum wage to 15$-an-hour. The second task was to provide recommendations on groups of workers whose minimum wage is different from the general wage. These workers were liquor servers, farm workers paid by piece rates, resident caretakers, live-in camp leaders, and live-in home support workers.last_img read more

UN Programme calls for better global management to prevent collapse of fish

5 February 2007Rising demand for seafood and other marine produce will lead to a collapse of today’s commercial fish stocks by 2050 unless better management is introduced, exemplifying the challenges facing Governments in a globalized world, according to a new United Nations report released today. “If rising living standards and inefficient methods of production and consumption intensify pressure on nature’s natural resources – from fish, freshwater and the atmosphere to forests and fragile lands – globalization could become a spectacular failure rather than a saviour,” UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner said. The UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Year Book 2007 notes that climate change may aggravate the fishery situation by increasing the acidity of oceans and seas and bleaching coral reefs, important nurseries for fish, and one management technique for countering the collapse includes a dramatic expansion of marine protected areas. Experts have found that such areas, which currently cover just 0.6 per cent of the world’s oceans, increase numbers of fish species by over a fifth and can boost catches in waters nearby, and governments at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in 2002 backed a plan to develop a network of marine reserves by 2012. But the GEO Year Book, written to inform the debate being held by Environment Ministers attending UNEP’s 24th Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, this week, stresses that the pace at which new marine reserves are being listed means the goal will be achieved three decades after the collapse of today’s commercial fisheries. “At the current rate of designation, the target will not be reached until 2085,” it adds. “Globalization is one of the defining issues of our time. Wealth is being generated on an unprecedented scale and millions are being lifted out of poverty. But a big question mark hangs over its future and its sustainability for current and future generations,” Mr. Steiner said. “The question is not whether globalization is good or bad but whether we have in place the regulations, creative economic instruments, guidelines, rules and partnerships that ensure it delivers the widest possible benefits at the minimum price to the planet and thus to its people – in other words do we have the international environmental governance structures in place, firing on all cylinders, to match and guide the powerful engine of globalization.” That is the question ministers at this week’s meeting must answer, Mr. Steiner added. The Year Book outlines a range of options to steer globalization onto a more intelligent, environmentally, economically responsible and sustainable course if more widely deployed and acknowledges the importance of responsible business and the power of consumerism to direct globalization. Measures cited include expanding a system of certification of forestry, now covering some 10.5 million hectares – 3 per cent – of natural production forests, to other natural resources and complimenting it by green procurement policies. Environmental accountability by lending institutions can also help by predicating loans on higher environmental, agricultural and social standards. The Year Book also underlines how relatively small amounts of well-targeted and creative financial support can radically propel markets onto a more sustainable track, citing the case of a three-year-old partnership between organizations like UNEP and two Indian banks aimed at promoting solar power on the Indian sub-continent. read more

UN expert alarmed at rise in number of journalists killed for their

3 June 2010The number of journalists killed last year rose by 26 per cent compared to 2008 and many of the murders were related to investigations into corruption, organized crime and political misdeeds that the reporters were carrying out at the time of their death, a United Nations independent expert said today. Abductions of journalists and other media professionals also continued in 2009, a practice that forced 157 journalists to seek exile in other countries, according to Frank La Rue, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.Last year set a new record, with 77 journalists killed, according to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).“I an also alarmed by some of the statistics which indicate that the perpetrators of these offences have enjoyed total impunity in 94 per cent of all cases, while the percentage of cases in which even some partial measure of justice has been obtained is minimal,” Mr. La Rue told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.Only 2 per cent of cases related to crimes against journalists were brought before law enforcement authorities and perpetrators and instigators prosecuted, Mr. La Rue added.He urged States – particularly the Philippines, Iraq, Pakistan, Russia and Mexico, which account in descending order for the greatest number of journalists killed – to adopt the necessary measures to guarantee the protection and safety of journalists.“I would like to reiterate that in accordance with Security Council resolution 1739 and obligations under international human rights law, States must carry out exhaustive investigations into each case of attacks against journalists and to prosecute those responsible,” Mr. La Rue added.Commenting on his 12-day mission to the Republic of Korea last month, Mr. La Rue said his overall observation was that the freedom of expression there has been diminishing, citing the continuing widespread use, including by Government officials and institutions, of the law on defamation, which remains a criminal offence in the country. He recommended that Seoul decriminalize defamation to promote a culture of tolerance regarding criticism.Mr. La Rue also cited “worrying restrictions on the Internet” in the Republic of Korea, saying the Korean Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) operated as a censorship body, whose process of determining what kind of Internet postings should be deleted or temporarily blocked is “arbitrary and opaque.”Mr. La Rue also urged States to adopt legislation which gave effect to the public’s right to access information.“The ability of individuals to fully exercise their right to freedom of opinion and expression and access communication tools is fundamental in combating inequality and discrimination. It is therefore particularly important for groups in need of specific attention – such as women, children, persons living in extreme poverty, minorities and indigenous people – to obtain information, assert their rights, and participate in decision-making to improve their situation.“This in turn facilitates development and enables societies to progress towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” Mr. La Rue said. read more

UNICEF welcomes Sudanese measure to end use of child soldiers

31 August 2010The United Nations agency charged with protecting the rights of children today welcomed the launch of a programme by the Sudanese Government to end the use of child soldiers by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). The formation of the child protection unit follows an action plan signed by the SPLA committing to release all children in its ranks by November 2010 and to end the exploitation of children as soldiers across southern Sudan. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) hailed the development as a milestone for the rights of children in the country, where the SPLA and the National Congress Party (NCP) signed a peace accord in 2005 to end the long-running north-south civil war.“The launch is testimony to the commitment of the Government of Southern Sudan and the SPLA to accelerate the establishment of an environment where the rights of all the children are respected,” said UNICEF’s Catherine Mbengue, speaking at the launch in the town of Juba.”Concrete measures must now be taken to ensure that all within the SPLA understand and respect their obligations,” she added.The child protection unit is charged with ensuring that no children are in the ranks of the SPLA. It will also work with partners during the verification, registration and demobilization of children still associated with the SPLA. UNICEF will provide both financial and technical support to carry out sensitization campaigns and raise awareness with the SPLA officers regarding the legal framework on child rights – international and national laws that prohibit recruitment and use of children by armed forces and armed groups. read more

Canadian wage growth climbs to highest mark since 2009 but economy sheds

OTTAWA — Canada lost 24,200 jobs last month and its unemployment rate moved up to 5.7 per cent to give the economy its weakest three-month stretch of job creation since early 2018.On the positive side, Statistics Canada says July’s wage growth came in strong at 4.5 per cent — which was its highest level in more than a decade.The agency’s latest labour force survey found that job creation was nearly flat between May and July, a period that saw Canada add an average of 400 jobs per month.The latest jobs numbers from Stats Canada are out this morning. Employment in Alberta declined by 14,000 in July after seeing positive numbers in June. More on @660NEWS— Kenny Mason (@krmason7) August 9, 2019The economy had a been on a healthy run of employment gains that began last summer.Even with the July decline, compared to a year earlier, the numbers show Canada added a healthy dose of 353,000 new positions — almost all of which were full time.Year-over-year average hourly wage growth for all employees was 4.5 per cent in July, the indicator’s strongest month since January 2009.The Canadian Press read more

The recession question we should be asking isnt when but how bad

It’s taken a while, but equity investors finally seem to get what bond investors have been signalling for months. Back in March, the yield curve for three-month and 10-year U.S. Treasuries inverted, meaning the three-month bills were yielding more than the 10-year notes, which isn’t the right way around if everything is hunky-dory in economics-land. But stock markets went on to have a pretty good April, a so-so May and then an even better June, as investors paid more attention to the Federal Reserve’s flip-flop than to the yellow light the three-month/10-year curve was flashing.But on Wednesday, a more traditionally watched yield curve — the one between the two-year and 10-year Treasuries — also inverted. And so did the corresponding curve in the U.K. Add to that some dismal data from Germany and China and — well, oh yeah, the yield curve inversion mattered again. Bond ‘Armageddon’ pummels global banks as recession panic swirls Banks are paying people to borrow money. That’s alarming news for the global economy Remember that Canadian recession in 2015? … well, looks like it never happened, says C.D. Howe Even Donald Trump’s promise to dial back his threatened tariffs on China — at least till Americans get their Christmas shopping out of the way — couldn’t stop the damage in stock markets. The S&P 500 and the Dow both dropped by about 2.7 per cent Wednesday. The S&P/TSX composite fell by about 1.7 per cent, propped up in part by investors plowing their cash into gold stocks, which is another indication of growing fears of a global downturn.So the R-word is front and centre for equity investors. Are the worries warranted?Well, on one level, of course they are. As the textbooks tell us, the two-year/10-year curve has inverted before every U.S. recession over the past 50 years. But the curve doesn’t tell us exactly when. Historically, recessions have occurred between 12 and 24 months after inversion. It might be the same this time, or it might not. The post-crisis yield curve has been generally flatter than in other recent periods, which means that a less dramatic shift in spreads can create an inversion. Perhaps those less dramatic shifts also undermine the curve’s storied accuracy.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Of course, unless the business cycle just doesn’t happen anymore (and maybe it doesn’t), we are always headed towards a recession, sometime. A more interesting question than when it will occur might be how it will play out.It’s been more than a decade since the last big downturn, so maybe we don’t remember much what recessions look like. (Let’s leave aside Canada’s recession-that-wasn’t-a-recession in 2015.) It might well be different this time.For one thing, a good part of today’s recession worries are driven by political uncertainty. We don’t know how much Trump’s trade war is already undermining business confidence or consumer spending, but if it gets worse, both will suffer. A hard Brexit — which is to say, a messy and painful Brexit — looks like it is just around the corner in the U.K., and it would send ripples throughout Europe. Germany’s second-quarter contraction was mild (-0.1 per cent), yet it could still easily tip into recession amid the slowdown in global trade and unknowable impact of the British malady.Where’s the bubble that’s going to burst?But politics is fickle. So is Donald Trump. The worst in the U.S.-China trade war might not come to pass; if Tariff Man’s levies start to pinch consumers in a directly noticeably way, he will be under pressure to reach a resolution. And there’s an election next year in the U.S. On Brexit, the next plebiscite is scheduled for 2022, but anything could happen after Boris Johnson pulls the plug. Populism might be in its heyday, but history suggests that a recession can sour voters pretty quickly.Another point of differentiation, by way of a question: Where’s the bubble that’s going to burst? Last time around, it was in U.S. housing; the recession before that, the dot-com-crazy stock market; in the early ’90s, the Fed was raising rates into the teeth of an oil price shock. None of those seem to apply now, at least if you apply traditional counter-metrics to housing affordability and stock valuations, in large part because interest rates are so low.Which does point to the one real bubble we have today: debt. According to the International Monetary Fund, worldwide outstanding debt reached US$184 trillion in 2017 (the latest year for which figures are available). That’s equivalent to 225 per cent of GDP in 2017, and 11 percentage points higher than in 2009. The private sector’s share of that amount owing has more than tripled since 1950 — making it “the driving force behind global debt,” according to the IMF.Debt might not be the immediate cause of the downturn, but it might add fuel to the fire and make a recession worse.So what happens if there’s a recession? Debt might not be the immediate cause of the downturn, but it might add fuel to the fire and make a recession worse. Say, for instance, that protectionism shaves enough points off global or U.S. GDP to create a sharp recession. Corporate and some government default risk could spike. A run on credit could follow, which could spark a liquidity crisis where nobody wants to buy anything. And the credit house of cards that low rates built would come tumbling down.Yet it seems unlikely that policymakers would just stand by and watch. While central banks have been unable to kickstart their respective economies with accommodative monetary policies, they have shown a willingness to do something — anything — to prevent another Great Recession. And they still have tools at their disposal. If they see the prospect of a liquidity crunch, don’t be surprised if the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank start acting an awful lot like the Bank of Japan.And that might point to the most likely dénouement to the next recession: a period of mild expansion, or even stagnation, punctuated by intermittent downturns into the red, which central banks will counter ever more creative support. It can’t work forever, but as Japan proves, it can work for a very long time.There’s no doubt that storm clouds are gathering over the global economy. But will they be followed by light — or by just more grey skies? read more

Canadian apple grower opens GMO debate with nonbrowning fruit

Non-browning Arctic golden apples are shown in a handout photo. As Canadian orchardist Neal Carter watched carrots go from a boring vegetable that people thoughtlessly tossed into soup to a popular on-the-run snack, he wondered if there was a way to turn the humble apple into the next convenience food craze. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 24, 2015 3:31 pm MDT Canadian apple grower opens GMO debate with non-browning fruit TORONTO – As Canadian orchardist Neal Carter watched carrots go from a boring vegetable that people thoughtlessly tossed into soup to a popular on-the-run snack, he wondered if there was a way to turn the humble apple into the next convenience food craze.Problem was, unlike carrots, apples quickly turn brown once cut into bite-sized pieces. In order to take advantage of new business opportunities for his crop, Carter figured he had to eliminate the problem of enzymatic oxidation, which causes fruit to become discoloured.“Carrots in 1988 were things people put in stew and soups and then they developed fresh-cut carrots where they cut them and tumbled them and put them in a bag and carrot consumption doubled,” said Carter, founder of Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. in Summerland, B.C. “They’ve made carrots a more convenient food item.“We thought, ‘Wow, if we could just do this with apples, we could increase apple consumption, make them more convenient.’”And with that, Carter hatched the idea of his genetically engineered Arctic Apples, which maintain their pristine flesh after being cut because the genes that trigger browning have been replaced with non-browning genes.Last week, Carter got a huge boost when the company received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. to grow and market Arctic Granny Smith and Golden Delicious varieties commercially.The CFIA said Arctic Apples “are as safe and nutritious as traditional apple varieties” while Health Canada said they have concluded the Arctic Apple “is safe for consumption, still has all its nutritional value and therefore does not differ from other apples available on the market.”The approvals come after more than three years of review by Canadian authorities and follow U.S. deregulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last month.While Carter says nothing from another plant species is involved in the creation of Arctic Apples, opponents of genetically modified food claim he is messing with nature.“We really just think it’s a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist,” said Sarah Dobec, a board member of the Canadian Organic Growers based in Toronto. “Apples brown for a reason and that’s nature telling us that it’s slowly degrading or oxidizing, so to remove that function of the biology of the apple doesn’t seem to serve anybody really.”Lucy Sharratt, co-ordinator of Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, said a 2012 survey of 1,501 respondents commissioned by the BC Fruit Growers’ Association and the Federation of Quebec Apple Growers suggested a majority of Canadians didn’t want the Arctic Apple approved.“We’re seeing a tremendous amount of anger and confusion from Canadians over this issue of the genetically modified apple,” she said from Ottawa. “People want to know how to avoid it.”But Health Canada says after 12 years of reviewing biotechnology derived foods to ensure they’re as safe and nutritious as foods in the marketplace, it is not aware of any published scientific evidence that shows them to be less safe than traditional foods.Carter, 57, and his wife Louisa, who have been growing apples and cherries in their 25-hectare orchard for 20 years, had noticed a decline in apple consumption in recent years.“If you’re an apple grower that’s really not good news,” said Carter.In addition to the browning issue, he attributes part of the decline to the ease of eating packaged snack foods.“An apple’s too big a commitment,” said Carter, who has worked for more than 30 years as a bioresource engineer. “In a fast-paced world, people on the go and all the rest, grabbing an apple and munching it down as you drive to work or head someplace or grab a coffee or whatever else, it just wasn’t the culture anymore.”The Arctic Apples won’t be available overnight. In the U.S., a small quantity may be available in 2016, while Canadians may be able to sample the fruit in the fall of 2017.Carter sees plenty of ways in which Arctic Apples could be put to good use, including juices, fruit leathers, bagged snacks and salad bars.He says there are other strains of Arctic Apples to come, especially after Okanagan Specialty Fruits was bought last month by U.S.-based Intrexon Corp., which specializes in synthetic biology.—Follow @lois_abraham on Twitter read more

Studentdeveloped video game heads to industry showcase

Kev Greene, a fourth-year interactive arts and science student, works on Awaken, a student-developed video game headed to the Level Up gaming showcase and competition in Toronto this week.Kev Greene has a tough time playing the computer game Awaken for fun.As the game’s designer, it’s hardly escape to delve into to the adventure game. Instead, it’s just another opportunity to find flaws and fix bugs that, admittedly, only he would notice.“I notice so many little things now,” the fourth year interactive arts and science (IASC) student said. “It’s nit-picking. Tiny things players won’t see we want to make sure they look proper and the game plays well.”That’s because on April 3, Awaken, a mixed media, choose-your-own-adventure PC game about a woman who loses her memory and must piece together a past event, will be on display at Level Up, a gaming showcase where student projects are judged by industry professionals and vendors.Awaken, which was created by a team of 11 IASC students over 200 hours, will compete against games from 10 other Ontario colleges and universities. Industry bigwigs, including Microsoft and NBC Universal, are sponsoring the event, which Greene admitted is “kind of intimidating.”This is the first time an IASC student project has competed at Level Up, described as “once-in-a-lifetime chance for graduating students to show off their creations to the world.”“The majority (of reasons for participating) is to get awareness for Brock’s program and to make our name known as well, and to showcase our talents. And possibly get jobs” said Greene, who hopes to stay in Niagara after graduation and work as a game designer. “It’s also to see how we stack up against other universities.”That exposure, in addition to Greene and crew creating “a thoughtfully conceived game” is why Prof. Jean Bridge encouraged the students to enter Awaken at Level Up.“Many people don’t know about the program. This will start to change that,” Bridge said.“Games are complex things to conceive and make – it really does take at least four years to just begin to be able to get something sophisticated created,” she added.“Brock wants to known as a leader in this emerging and quickly evolving field and we are excited to see, and share with the larger community, the results of the hard work of everyone who has had faith in this program.”Awaken is “a good twisty-turny experience” that takes about 20 minutes to play. Rather than involve weapons or combat, it uses interactive storytelling and challenging gameplay to keep players interested.It has been tested and so far, the feedback has been positive, Greene said. The team will launch it officially on April 17, when it will be available to download for free.But whether Greene will ever be able to just sit down for relaxing round is doubtful.“I’d like to sit down and play to enjoy it. I don’t know if that day will ever come,” he said. “I just hope other people enjoy it. That’s the main goal.” read more

Back from injury Jacob Bosiokovic coming up big for Ohio State baseball

OSU Jacob Bosiokovic (17) throws the ball during a game against Oregon on May 11, 2013. Credit: Courtesy of Jay LaPrete and OSUPractice makes perfect. That is the oldest cliché in sports for those who aspire to great accomplishments, such as becoming a hitting behemoth like the American League MVP Josh Donaldson.Jacob Bosiokovic, a redshirt junior outfielder for Ohio State, watched Donaldson and the Blue Jays throughout last season and postseason, modeling his swing after Donaldson’s signature leg kick. Often standing in front of a mirror doing his best to replicate the violent motion, Bosiokovic spent his offseason making minor adjustments to his swing in order to become a force in the Buckeye lineup come late February.After being a productive everyday player his freshman year in 2013 by batting .273 and knocking in 33 runs with four home runs during 55 starts, the Delaware, Ohio, product’s output tapered off a bit in 2014, as he batted .268 and hit only one home run with 26 runs batted in. His playing time became inconsistent, too, and due to injury he started only 43 games.In July 2014, Bosiokovic underwent successful Tommy John surgery and attempted to come back in February 2015 for the season. After starting in three games and appearing in five, OSU coach Greg Beals elected to shut down the two-time Ohio high school player of the year for his true junior season and employ a medical redshirt.Losing seven of its last nine games and barely missing an NCAA Regional berth to end the 2015 season, OSU players dejectedly watched the NCAA tournament from their homes. Bosiokovic said he vividly remembers being in recovery and not having the chance to contribute to his team down the stretch.“It just made me realize how much I miss playing … not just baseball but outside baseball, being around all the guys,” Bosiokovic said. “It just made me really appreciate the time I have here because you never know when it will be gone.”Hardly into March, the 2016 edition of the OSU baseball team already has had its fair share of storylines including newcomers, players of the week and nail-biting finishes. The Buckeyes are 5-2-1 to start the season with one Top 25 win and two walk-off or extra-inning victories. Back in the starting lineup, Bosiokovic has been one of the top headlines thus far.OSU redshirt junior outfielder Jacob Bosiokovic (17) during the baseball team’s photo day on Sept. 30 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSUIn the second game of the season versus Niagara, the game was tied at 7 when Niagara pitcher Matt McCuen walked Troy Montgomery — arguably OSU’s best hitter — to get to Bosiokovic. The moment for walk-off glory was staring him in the face just 60 feet, six inches away — a moment he had been waiting for for more than a year. The redshirt junior knew the metaphorical clock in the timeless game of America’s pastime had struck midnight.Bosiokovic hit a towering fly ball so close to the left field line that it seemed as if he was doing his best Carlton Fisk impression by waving the ball fair while trotting down the first base line. The sparse crowd erupted as Bosiokovic circled the bases on a three-run, walk-off home run that clanked off the foul pole and gave the Buckeyes the victory.“I wasn’t even trying to hit a home run, I was trying to do my job, just get a good swing on a ball,” Bosiokovic said. “For me to be the person, it’s fun just running around the bases and you round third and all the boys are right there. That’s something I haven’t experienced here, and it’s really cool.”In the first week of action, Bosiokovic was 7-for-17 at the plate, scoring seven times, racking up eight RBIs and launching three home runs while picking up Big Ten and national player of the week honors. He became the Buckeyes’ first national player of the week since 2009.Because Bosiokovic was injured for almost two years, Beals said the player’s early success this season is huge for his confidence.“To get out of the gates like he did is a great sign, huge for his confidence, huge for the team to have him do what he’s doing because you have Montgomery and (Ronnie) Dawson as the keynote guys in the lineup, to have another guy in the lineup producing also makes us dangerous,” Beals said.In the Coastal Carolina Tournament this past weekend, Bosiokovic was a late-inning hero for the Buckeyes once again with a two-run home run against Liberty in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting OSU from a 4-3 deficit to a 5-4 victory.Bosiokovic is currently tied for ninth in the country and leads the Big Ten in home runs with four, and he is tied for first in the conference in RBIs, with 10.As a reminder from a year ago when he would have given nearly anything to be on the field dressed in Scarlet and Grey, Bosiokovic wrote a message inside the bill of his cap that reads, “Do your job and trust it.”Growing up about 30 miles from campus, the product of Rutherford B. Hayes High School learned the hard way to cherish every moment he has left playing on a diamond.“I think that kind of helped me mentally, just going at everything 100 percent,” Bosiokovic said. “I’m trying to take the full advantage of the time I have here.”Bosiokovic and the Buckeyes are set to resume action over the weekend with three games in the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Florida. read more

Football Ohio State won a conference championship on the back of its

Ohio State senior safety Damon Webb (7) celebrates a pass break-up in the third quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: James King II | Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — “Defense wins championships” is the most overused phrase in sports. It will be used one million times or more in the coming weeks as four teams prepare for a shot at a national title.Saturday, the phrase was gospel.No. 8 Ohio State made two momentous defensive stops in the final five minutes against No. 4 Wisconsin to win its first Big Ten title since 2014, and more importantly for the Buckeyes, they have a realistic shot at earning the final spot in the College Football Playoff just vacated by the Badgers.“Their preparation this week, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a college football team prepare the way these kids did,” Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said. “I think that gave them great confidence to go execute.”Ohio State elected to kick a field goal on a fourth-and-1 with 5:20 remaining, which extended the lead to 27-21. That’s a spot where head coach Urban Meyer is notorious for rolling the dice and winning a football game by winning that 1 yard. He said after the game that it was his decision to kick the field goal and go against his traditional action of attempting the conversion.The truth was that the defense was playing too well not to have faith that it could get a stop. It did. And after another three-and-out by the Ohio State offense, the defense made the game-ending stop.Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrooke threw his second interception of the game on fourth-and-20 to Damon Webb with less than two minutes left in the game.“I just thought our defense was playing so good,” Meyer said. Let’s let that quarterback and let our defensive line do what they do best and get after that quarterback. But that was one of the toughest calls of the day.”Hornibrooke’s has the worst touchdown to interception ratio of any Power 5 conference quarterback at 21 to 15. But he wasn’t what concerned Ohio State’s defense. Big Ten freshman of the year Jonathan Taylor, who averaged more than 150 rushing yards per game entering the contest, was the main focus on defense.In response, the defensive line played one of its best games of the year by continually penetrating Wisconsin’s vaunted offensive line and stopping Taylor before he got any momentum.The running back had 15 carries for 41 yards, his lowest total in one game this season.The defense answered any challenged thrown at them, most especially when the offense failed to put away Wisconsin.Ohio State had four three-and-outs, two field goals and an interception in the second half. There was no touchdown to decisively split the Badgers from the playoff field and the ranks of the unbeaten. The defense had to do that.“I think we were super confident the whole game,” sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa said. “I don’t think there was a moment we thought we were going to lose at all.”Wisconsin could have been the team that was on the podium celebrating as the Buckeyes walked off the field without any detection and with their heads held low, for everyone’s eyes would be on the team with the shiny football and hardware hoisted in the air. Everyone in attendance would watch the players and coaches pack themselves onto a makeshift stage that looks like it should be in a town parade rather than on a football field.Instead, Ohio State celebrated. A dominant offense at times that then went cold late couldn’t put the game on ice. To win the game, it had to be done on defense.An opportunity was there for the Badgers. Ohio State left the door open after each missed chance to deliver a decisive blow, but the defense seized it when the Badgers couldn’t. That’s why Ohio State is the Big Ten champion. read more

Caster Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone restrictions

first_img Caster Semenya (file pic). 59 Comments Share6 Tweet Email1 23,545 Views Caster Semenya (file pic). Image: Adam Davy The verdict is certain to cause controversy, as Semenya was backed by a global coalition of nations and scientific experts who argued that testosterone is an arbitrary and unfair measure for determining gender.Experts also stressed that achieving excellence in sport is a combination of training and commitment as well as genetics and that barring people from competition over a single genetic factor has no scientific basis. In a rare intrusion into the world of sport, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution last month branding the IAAF rules “unnecessary, humiliating and harmful”. Semenya’s testosterone levels are not known to the public. Source: Imago/PA ImagesThe IAAF has countered that DSD athletes with male levels of testosterone “get the same increases in bone and muscle size and strength and increases in haemoglobin that a male gets when they go through puberty.” Semenya’s testosterone levels are not publicly known, but she is unlikely to be the only athlete affected by Wednesday’s verdict. The two athletes who finished behind her in the Rio Olympics 800m, Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi and Kenya’s Margaret Wambui, have also faced questions about their testosterone levels.- With reporting from AFPSubscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: By Gavan Casey Short URL Caster Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone restrictions The Olympic 800m champion will need to reduce her testosterone levels in order to compete on the international stage. Image: Adam Davy OLYMPIC 800m CHAMPION Caster Semenya has lost her landmark case against athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, after her appeal was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).Semenya will now have to take medication to reduce her testosterone levels if she is to continue to compete on the international stage. This regulation will come into effect for Semenya and other relevant athletes from next week, 8 May.A three-judge panel spent more than two months deliberating over a highly complex and contentious case, but in a surprise decision they found that the rules targeting athletes with differences in sexual development (DSD) were “discriminatory” but that “such discrimination is a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of achieving the IAAF’s aim of preserving the integrity of female athletics.”In a statement, CAS said Semenya’s team had been unable to prove the IAAF’s policy was “invalid”.It added: The panel found that the DSD Regulations are discriminatory but that, on the basis of the evidence submitted by the parties, such discrimination is a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of achieving the IAAF’s aim of preserving the integrity of female athletics in the Restricted Events.🤷‍♂️— Caster Semenya (@caster800m) May 1, 2019 Wednesday 1 May 2019, 11:22 AM May 1st 2019, 11:22 AM Subscribe However, the panel also expressed concern as to the practical application of DSD rules in future.“While the evidence available so far has not established that those concerns negate the conclusion of prima facie proportionality, this may change in the future unless constant attention is paid to the fairness of how the Regulations are implemented,” they said.On the health issues, they added: The side effects of hormonal treatment, experienced by individual athletes could, with further evidence, demonstrate the practical impossibility of compliance which could, in turn, lead to a different conclusion as to the proportionality of the DSD regulations. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Seattle ranks near top for gentrification — but that might not be

first_imgGentrification may not be the easiest thing to define, but like a Supreme Court justice once said about pornography, you know it when you see it.And in Seattle, you see it everywhere — formerly modest neighborhoods transformed by luxury apartment buildings, trendy restaurants, crossfit gyms and so on.So maybe it’s not too much of a surprise that a new national study ranks Seattle, among 100 large cities in the U.S., third for the degree of gentrification we’ve experienced since 2000.But the study also has a more unexpected finding: The effects of gentrification aren’t as dire as people often think. In fact, on balance, it may do more good than harm.That runs counter to the common perception of gentrification, a trend seen in many American cities in recent years. As young professionals, empty-nesters and other more affluent people rediscovered the appeal of city living, they’ve moved into the urban core. That new wealth rapidly changes city neighborhoods, many of which had suffered from decades of blight and population loss.But there’s a dark side to gentrification. As property values and rents rise, original residents — poorer and often people of color — can be pushed out of the neighborhood. For example, historically black neighborhood the Central District has become majority white and much more affluent.last_img read more

Latest effort to revise Kenai invocation policy stalls

first_imgFor the past four months, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has debated whether it should restrict who is allowed to give the invocation, or prayer, that begins each meeting.Listen NowThe controversy began in early August, when a member of the Satanic Temple gave the invocation. In response, the Borough Assembly instituted a new policy in which only people or associations on a pre-approved list may give the invocation.Critics have said this restrictive policy may put the Borough at risk of a lawsuit, but efforts to amend it have stalled.According to a memorandum released from Borough Mayor Mike Navarre’s office on Nov. 9, the Assembly has received “numerous comments challenging the legality” of the invocation policy.Borough Assembly President Kelly Cooper and Assembly Member Dale Bagley introduced a resolution on Nov. 22 that would have amended the current policy.In a statement to the Borough Assembly, President Cooper argued that they should not restrict who is allowed to give the invocation.“In my opinion, the policy we now have has many problems. The very notion that any belief system would want to exclude another belief is beyond me. We represent every single person in this Borough,” said Cooper.For nearly an hour, the Assembly heard public testimony on the resolution.Nancy Hendrickson of Kenai expressed frustration about the amount of time the Assembly has spent debating the invocation issue.“That you would even consider spending any more time or money on this issue troubles me. Each of you has a responsibility to uphold the Constitution. I’m charging you with that responsibility this night,” Hendrickson said.Sterling resident Peggy Peterson asked the Assembly to reconsider the idea of replacing the invocation with a moment of silence.“Having a moment of silence does not prohibit free exercise of religion. Every person here would be free to pray as they saw fit. That would not only protect religious freedom, it would avoid alienating members of the community. An added bonus? It doesn’t violate the Constitution,” Peterson said.Eric Glatt, staff attorney for the ACLU of Alaska reiterated that the Borough should not control who is allowed to give the invocation.“Tests that control which members of the public may offer invocations before Assembly meetings violate core constitutional principles.,” Glatt said. “The ACLU believes the best policy is the simplest policy. Return to the successful practice of allowing anyone in the Borough to give an invocation on a first come, first served basis or do without invocations altogether.”After some debate, the Assembly approved an amended version of the resolution in a 5 to 4 vote, which would have eliminated the invocation policy altogether. Assembly Members Blaine Gilman, Wayne Ogle, Dale Bagley and Stan Welles voted against the amended resolution.But as the meeting came to a close, Assembly Member Gilman gave notice of reconsideration. This temporarily halts any action on the issue and returns the Assembly to the current invocation policy.Currently, any Assembly Member can give notice of reconsideration unless a resolution passes by super-majority.The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will now have the option to reconsider the resolution at their next meeting on Dec. 6.last_img read more

3 awarded death penalty one 20yr jail for war crimes

first_imgwar crimesThe International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Tuesday sentenced three war criminals to death and one another to 20-year jail for crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 liberation war in Sudharampur upazila of Noakhali district.The three condemned convicts are – Amir Ahmed alias Amir Ali, Abul Kalam alias AKM Mansur, Md Joynul Abedin. Abdul Kuddus was sentenced to 20-year jail.Of them, Abul Kalam alias AKM Mansur has been on the run.A three-member ICT bench led by justice Md Shahinur Islam pronounced the verdict, said prosecutor Jahid Imam.Earlier on 6 February, the tribunal concluded the hearing of arguments from both sides on the trial of four men for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity conducted during the liberation war in 1971 in Noakhali’s Sudharampur upazila and kept the verdict pending for any day.The prosecution pressed charges against five people, including the four in the war crimes case. As another accused of the case, M Yusuf, died after the pressing of the charges, the deceased was not indicted.On 20 June 2016, the tribunal framed three specific charges against four people for their alleged involvement in crimes.The investigators started the probe against the five suspected war criminals on 16 November 2014 and submitted a report before the prosecution on 31 August, 2015.Three charges include killing of over 100 people, including 41 of Sonapur and Sreepur villages, in Sudarampur upazila on 15 June 1971.last_img read more

Two free bags on United Airlines for all passengers in the year

first_imgIt’s the year of the dog. Facing still competition, and beginning today, United Airlines will eliminate charges for customers’ second checked bag on all routes from North America to China and Hong Kong. Currently, customers traveling from China/Hong Kong to the United States already receive two free checked bags. Fees for oversized and overweight bags will […] Click to read the full article Two free bags on United Airlines for all passengers in the year of the dog Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Hawaii Tourism follows LGBT Hawaii suggestion, releases study on Taiwan and JapanLGBT travel: Capitalizing on film location as a tourLGBTQ – eTurboNews (eTN)More articles on eTurboNews click here eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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first_imgNews | October 08, 2013 Philips Introduces Medical Imaging Display With Antimicrobial Coating Technology | Flat Panel Displays | November 28, 2018 LG Unveils New Diagnostic Monitor, Digital X-ray Detectors at RSNA 2018 LG Electronics is expanding its U.S. medical imaging portfolio with a new high-performance 21-inch diagnostic monitor… read more 50 Years of Innovative Visual TechnologyEIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:53Loaded: 2.82%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:53 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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It is a factory-calibrated function that, when activated, enables the monitor to give Digital Imaging and Communication (DICOM) part 14 compatible grayscale standard display performance — a global standard that enables the display to reveal the finest details of every medical image and is used in virtually all hospitals worldwide. Specialists can look at X-ray images on the display with the DICOM performance. 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