Iceland’s Wow Air to Launch Low-Cost Flights Between Delhi and Europe, N. America

first_imgIceland’s transatlantic airline Wow Air has announced the launch of its services from Delhi to multiple destinations in North America and Europe via the country’s capital Reykjavik from December 2018. Fares will start at Rs 13,499, the airline announced on May 16, PTI reported.The budget carrier is confident that the fares of its tickets, which are on sale now, will convince travelers that the journey is worth a small detour. For instance, it will fly from London to New Delhi via Iceland, taking four and a half hours longer in air than a direct flight, with the flight to Reykjavik from London taking three hours, while the second leg of the journey to New Delhi will take 10 and a half hours.Similarly, the flight to New York, with a couple of hours of stop-over at Reykjavik, would take about 20 hours. Since Iceland falls on the regular route taken by carriers who fly out of India to the United States, flying via Reykjavik would be the shortest one-stop flight.The one-way Rs 13,499 fare would be available for flights from New Delhi to London, and North American cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, and Toronto, with a stop-over in Reykjavik. The introductory fare under the “Wow basic” includes all taxes. However, it excludes meal and check-in baggage, which will be charged separately.“While the Wow basic introductory fare will be priced at Rs. 13,499 with taxes, the ‘Wow premium’ fares at the other end will be priced from Rs. 46,599 onwards including taxes. The other two fare options are ‘Wow plus’ and ‘Wow comfy,” the airline’s founder and chief executive officer Skuli Mogensen said, according to the report.Wow Air will operate five days a week to India, flying an Airbus A330 Neo. It currently operates in 39 destinations across Europe and North America, including London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco and Chicago.Describing the routes the airline is taking as its new phase of cross-continental expansion, Mogensen was optimistic about the success of the airline in India.He pointed out that about 20,000 Indians travel to North America on a daily basis and 80 per cent of them travel with a stop-over.He was also confident that the “fares can absorb the rising crude oil prices unless it breaches the $100 mark.” Related ItemsAviationicelandWOW airlineslast_img read more

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Geoff Marsh named Sri Lanka’s cricket coach

first_imgFormer Australian batsman Geoff Marsh was on Friday named Sri Lanka’s head coach, succeeding compatriot Trevor Bayliss who stepped down after the World Cup in April.Marsh, who was previously attached with the Zimbabwean team, has given up his current job with IPL side Pune for the two-year term with Sri Lanka.After Bayliss’ departure, Sri Lanka experimented with his deputy Stuart Law and Rumesh Ratnayake.Marsh was in Sri Lanka to watch his son Shaun score a debut Test hundred earlier this month.Marsh played 50 Tests and 119 ODIs for Australia. He was a member of the World Cup winning side in 1987.He became a level 3 qualified coach after retirement and was incharge of Australia from 1995 to 1999, becoming the first cricketer to win the World Cup both as player and coach.He took over as coach of Zimbabwe from 2000 to 2004 and also worked as a national selector for the Australian team.last_img read more

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North, South Korea join hands to win UNESCO status for wrestling

first_imgParis, Nov 26 (AFP) North and South Korea marked a new step in their reconciliation efforts Monday as UNESCO accepted a joint bid for Korean wrestling to be recognised as one of the world’s most treasured cultural practices.The two Koreas had originally filed separate applications for their traditional form of wrestling to be recognised on the UN agency’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.”The fact that both Koreas accepted to join their respective applications is unprecedented,” UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay said in a statement.”The joint inscription marks a highly symbolic step on the road to inter-Korean reconciliation,” she added.The announcement is the latest in a string of symbolic gestures between Seoul and its nuclear-armed neighbour in recent months.Last week the two announced that they had connected a road across their shared border for the first time in 14 years, while earlier this month the South gifted the North hundreds of tons of tangerines in exchange for mushrooms.Annual joint military exercises between South Korea and its ally the United States have been scaled down for spring 2019 to avoid undoing diplomatic advances to bring peace to the Korean peninsula.The South’s dovish president Moon Jae-in has long favoured engagement with the North, which is subject to UN sanctions over its nuclear activities.Moon has dangled large investment and joint cross-border projects as incentives for steps towards denuclearisation, although the US favours a tougher approach until Pyongyang fully dismantles its weapons programmes.The bid for recognition on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list — which is separate from its list of World Heritage Sites — was approved at a meeting in Mauritius.advertisementSuccessful applications are largely symbolic, but can serve to raise the profile of winning countries and their cultural practices.Known as Ssirum for North Korea and Sssireum for the South — each uses a different system to render the language into English — wrestling has been practised at village festivals for centuries.The sport has some similarities to Japanese sumo but begins with two wrestlers facing each other on their knees in a pit, holding onto a cloth sash tied around the waist and using their strength and technique to knock their opponent to the ground.In the South, wrestlers are topless and only wear tight shorts, while in the North they don sleeveless jackets.Southern matches are held on sand while the North uses a round mattress.There has only been one inter-Korean wrestling competition, on the South’s Jeju island, in 2003.Until now, North and South Korea have always submitted separate bids for recognition on the Intangible Cultural Heritage list.South Korea added its tradition of making kimchi — a fermented cabbage dish widely enjoyed across the peninsula — in 2013, prompting the North to seek the same status for its own version, granted in 2015.The Korean folk song “Arirang” has a similar story — the South’s was recognised in 2012, followed by the North’s two years later.For wrestling, the South applied in 2016, a year after the North.But at a meeting with Moon in Paris last month, Azoulay suggested the requests be combined, and the idea was also taken up with North Korean officials.The two Koreas are still technically at war after the 1950-53 conflict ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty, sealing the division of the peninsula with an impenetrable border.This border, a four-kilometre-wide (2.4-mile) by 248 kilometre-long area known as the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), has become something of a nature reserve due to the lack of human activity.UNESCO has suggested it could be designated as a special natural biosphere under a similar joint initiative. (AFP) RUPRUPlast_img read more

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Daniëlle van de Donk hits double as Arsenal survive West Ham scare in WSL

first_imgmatch reports Share on Messenger Janni Arnth wheels away after giving Arsenal a 2-1 lead. Photograph: TGSPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock West Ham v Arsenal: Women’s Super League – as it happened Women’s football Share on Facebook As half-time approached, Arsenal were punished for their profligacy. A goal-kick from Spencer was flicked on by Visalli to Ross who, catching Katie McCabe out of position, sprinted clear and swept the ball past Pauline Peyraud-Magnin.Undeterred, Arsenal continued to raise the tempo after the break. In the 59th minute they regained the lead as a McCabe ball across goal found Van de Donk, who poked home at the back post.She then took her WSL tally to 10 for the season. A cleared Mead corner was returned to the forward by Little and a second cross was headed home by Van de Donk.Next Sunday West Ham play title chasing Manchester City while Arsenal host Chelsea, who they put five past unanswered at Kingsmeadow. Will it be as easy? “Of course not,” said Montemurro. “They’re in a good state, they’re growing. We’re still about two or three weeks from having a full squad. It’s going to be a crucial match for us. We’re playing at home which is really important for us but lets be honest, Chelsea are champions of England and a very very good team.”City lose ground in title raceManchester City fell two points behind leaders Arsenal, who have played a game less, as they were pegged back by Bristol City. Nikita Parris’s 11th league goal of the season was cancelled out by Lucy Graham’s second-half penalty after Jen Beattie caught her in the area.Beth England scored in the sixth minute before Chelsea ran out 3-0 victors over Everton. Drew Spence and Hannah Blundell’s second-half goals secured victory. Chelsea remain third, five points off Arsenal.Birmingham kept pace with Chelsea after Meagan Sargeant headed in Lucy Staniforth’s free-kick in the 89th minute at home to Reading. Kerys Harrop had opened the scoring but Remi Allen levelled things one minute before Sargeant’s winner. Ini Umotong scored as Brighton defeated Liverpool 2-0 – their second win of the season. Read more Twitter West Ham’s manager, Matt Beard, is also struggling with a lengthy injury list. “This game was probably a week too soon for us with the injuries that we’ve got unfortunately; we had only one fit sub on the bench today,” he said. “That highlights the issues we have. We had to adjust a few things. Yesterday Julia Simic broke down which was a big blow for us because she’s been pulling the strings in midfield and we missed that a bit today, that little bit of composure, keeping the ball and linking up.”But with two signings coming in this week who will be available to face Manchester City next weekend, and having tested the league leaders, it is not all doom and gloom.“I think we’re looking at the champions in Arsenal. Both games this season we’ve given them a run for their money. We can take a lot of heart from the performance today.”Beth Mead’s corner was powered into the top-right of Becky Spencer’s goal off the head of her fellow England international Leah Williamson to give Arsenal their equaliser and the Gunners then cranked up the pressure. A Spencer double-save from Vivianne Miedema after some nice work by Mead on the left kept the sides level but moments later Arnth headed home from another Mead corner to give the visitors the lead. Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Women’s Super League The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email.center_img Share via Email Share on Twitter UK Sport Facebook Topics Arsenal Women Share on WhatsApp West Ham United Women The Arsenal manager, Joe Montemurro, expressed his frustration at conceding two goals as Arsenal had to come from behind at Rush Green to beat West Ham 4-2.“It’s frustrating that we copped two goals,” said Montemurro. “They were set pieces, goal-kicks, and we’ve not had a problem with those all season but for some reason we got our shape wrong. It’s crazy but that’s football.”Two goals from Daniëlle van de Donk and a debut goal from Janni Arnth helped Arsenal make up for their defensive fragility to gain a second testing victory against the Hammers. Pinterest And the manager was pleased with the performance of the Danish defender Arnth, who was handed her first start: “It was evident that she is an experienced defender. She controlled her area, her passing was fantastic, her final pass was fantastic and that’s what we want.”Arnth has been brought in along with Katrine Veje from Montpellier to help shore up a heavily depleted squad. “It’s well-noted the number of players we’ve got in rehab and coming back,” Montemurro said. “I think they were all sitting in the grandstand. There were seven of them. That’s a million-dollar bench there. It’s crazy. They’re all slowly coming back.”The injury-hit Gunners’ unbeaten run collapsed against their title rivals Manchester City at the start of December – their last league outing – and they needed a bright start. With Kim Little back in the starting XI 84 days after sustaining a broken tibia, and Arnth also on the pitch, the Arsenal lineup looked a little more robust after the winter break.A cautious opening 10 minutes was eventually enlivened by a West Ham goal. With Alisha Lehmann and Brianna Visalli putting in impressive shifts out wide in a front three, Lehmann’s curling cross found the former Manchester City forward Jane Ross at the far post and she swept in to put the Hammers ahead. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Visits to the ‘mind gym’ are helping England at World Cup, says Jill Scott

first_imgWe now know we’ve got a tool in our armoury to help us cope in all situationsJill Scott At the last World Cup in Canada in 2015 the then England left-back Claire Rafferty took a borrowed dog for walks during downtime. “Claire was missing a dog from home and Mark [Sampson] managed to get one from somewhere,” Scott said. “It was all about getting that hit of home comforts – and she did bring the dog back!”One of the hardest things for players at tournaments is managing the disappointment of being omitted. “Everyone wants to play in every game,” said Scott, who at 32 is in the midst of her fourth World Cup. “In past years when I haven’t been selected for games I remember getting really upset.“Sometimes you get into a group of people who aren’t playing and you all become a bit negative about things; that’s only natural. But the girls here that haven’t been playing, like Lucy Staniforth, have been absolutely incredible. I can’t fault anyone’s attitude.” Share on Twitter The resultant 3-0 victory has led Neville’s players to Deauville on the Normandy coast where they relaxed on the broad expanse of golden sand beach outside their hotel on Tuesday morning before the start of preparations for Thursday night’s awkward-looking quarter-final against Norway in Le Havre.“We’ve had some fantastic psychologists over the years,” Scott said. “Under Mark Sampson [the previous manager] we almost did as much work away from the pitch as we did on it but now our new psychologist, Gemma, has come in and carried on with that work with Phil.“It’s actually in those moments in games like Cameroon, that you realise, that without those meetings, we may have had a completely different scenario. Some people will say experienced players should always be able to handle things, but I’ve never been involved in a game like it in 140 games for England. I’d say those meetings helped us keep our cool on a hot day!”Under Neville, players can choose how much time they want to spend with the psychologist but group sessions involve role-play scenarios in how to handle highly emotional teammates and opponents.“We’ve got so many different types of people in the squad,” Scott said. “You might all do the same job when you go to work but everyone’s a different character, a different personality. The meetings are very good because they can help me look at Keira [Walsh, her central midfield partner] and, if she’s having an emotional moment, work out logically how to help her through. Sports psychologists still polarise opinion but Jill Scott is a fully subscribed believer. The veteran England midfielder is convinced that hours of work in the Lionesses’ “mind gym” paid dividends as Phil Neville’s players refused to rise to Cameroon’s extraordinary provocations in Valenciennes on Sunday.“We do a lot of work away from the pitch about conserving emotion at certain times in games and how to always think logically,” Scott said. “In the round-of-16 win against Cameroon we saw that work actually tested on a football pitch and the girls handled it fantastically. In those moments where you might normally react we didn’t.” Share on Messenger Women’s World Cup 2019 Fifa investigating Cameroon behaviour in World Cup defeat against England Share on LinkedIn Topics Reuse this content Read more England women’s football teamcenter_img news Women’s football Share on WhatsApp Hope Solo Share on Facebook Women’s World Cup Read more Share on Pinterest “I think a lot of credit for us coming through against Cameroon should go to the staff who work on our psychological side. From now on the games are going to get even more emotional, they’re going to get even tougher, but we now know we’ve got a tool in our armoury to help us cope in all situations.”The Manchester City midfielder regards Norway as a cross between two recent opponents. “Cameroon have physicality and Scotland technical ability,” says Scott. “And, if you combine them, then you get a Norway. So it’s going to be difficult.”After a month together as a squad, and three weeks travelling around France, England are finding things relatively straightforward off the pitch, showing few signs of tournament fatigue. Most players will, almost inevitably, have sporadic wobbles on the road but Scott believes the Lionesses are managing the downs well. “You do go through deep dips,” she acknowledged. “You miss home at times; it’s a long time away. But our mood’s really good.“Typically you have different groups in the squad that you usually hang around in, which I think is normal in any environment, but, this time, everybody’s spending a lot of time together as a big group.“It’s important people don’t just look at what we do on the pitch, we have to manage our time away from it, too. It’s a mental battle a lot of the time – it’s how best to use your day off so you train to your full potential afterwards. There’s a lot of very good friendships in the group but sometimes you just need a day away before coming back.” A soft penalty and questionable selection: the US got lucky against Spain Share via Emaillast_img read more

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Govt merges CTDP with Board of Trade

first_imgNew Delhi: The government has merged the Council of Trade Development and Promotion with the Board of Trade to bring greater coherence in consultation process with all stakeholders for promoting exports and imports. According to a notification of the directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT), the new forum will remain as Board of Trade and will work with ten terms of references. The new board would provide a platform to states and union territories for articulating their perspectives on trade policy and help states to develop and pursue export strategies in line with the national foreign trade policy. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsBesides, the forum would advise the government on policy measures for preparation and implementation of short and long term plans. It would also review export performances of various sectors, identify constraints and suggest industry specific measures to optimise export earnings and to examine existing institutional framework for imports and exports. “To bring greater coherence in consultation process, it has been decided to merge Council of Trade Development and Promotion (CTDP) with the Board of Trade and the new forum will remain as Board of Trade,” DGFT said. The board will be chaired by commerce and industry minister. Its members will include minister of state for commerce and industry and state ministers who are in charge of trade. The official members will include secretaries of different departments like revenue, commerce, health and agriculture besides NITI Aayog CEO, Deputy Governor RBI, and CBIC chairman.last_img read more

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NAIAS Charity Preview Raises Nearly 52M For Kids In The Motor City

first_imgDetroit’s celebration as the epicenter of all things automotive, including the heart of the automotive industry, was again demonstrated last week as nearly $5.2 million was raised for children’s charities at the 2017 North American International Auto Show’s (NAIAS) Charity Preview at Cobo Center.Charity Preview has raised more than $111 million, including tonight’s $5.2 million, for southeastern Michigan children’s charitiesAs the largest annual single-night fundraiser in the world, Charity Preview has raised more than $111 million for southeastern Michigan children’s charities since the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) established the gala 41 years ago.In all, 12,881 people attended the black-tie Charity Preview, presented for the second consecutive year by Axalta Coating Systems.Charity Preview follows on the heels of five days of total mobility immersion at NAIAS, including the inaugural AutoMobili-D that continues to generate social media buzz and discussion among automotive, business and tech industry executives worldwide. Vice President Joe Biden joined in that conversation with a visit to NAIAS on Tuesday – his second to NAIAS as Vice President of the United States.“The past five days at NAIAS have exemplified the transformation that is reshaping the auto industry as we know it,” said 2017 NAIAS Chairman Sam Slaughter. “Tonight’s Charity Preview continues with the theme of transformation in that the monies raised in this one single night will help in some way to transform the lives of children and families in our local community.”Proceeds from Charity Preview directly benefit a wide range of children’s charities. Funds raised will support services for children of all ages from birth to 18.Beneficiaries of NAIAS Charity Preview include: • Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan • Boys Hope Girls Hope Detroit • Children’s Center • Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation • Judson Center • March Of Dimes Metro Detroit • Detroit PAL • DADA Charitable Foundation Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast MichiganPublic Show at NAIAS opens, Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. and continues through Sunday, Jan. 22. Ticket prices and general show information, including transportation and parking can be found at naias.com.last_img read more

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Zimbabwe must lift aid agency restrictions to avoid humanitarian crisis – Ban

14 August 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Zimbabwe to immediately lift the restrictions it has imposed on aid agencies since June, warning that not doing so could worsen the already dire humanitarian situation in the southern African nation. “I call on the Government of Zimbabwe to fully respect humanitarian principles and the impartiality and neutrality of voluntary and non-governmental organizations, allowing them to operate freely and with unrestricted access to those in need,” Mr. Ban said in a statement issued today. The Secretary-General said he remains deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe where, despite requests made by the UN Country Team and other humanitarian partners, operations of voluntary and non-governmental organizations remain restricted. He stressed that these groups have a vital role in the delivery of humanitarian aid, including much needed food assistance.Due to the inability of these agencies to operate, only 280,000 people of the 1.5 million in need of food assistance are being reached with distributions.“This ban must be lifted immediately so that aid organizations can carry out their relief work and avert a catastrophic humanitarian crisis,” Mr. Ban stated. Prior to the imposition of the ban, many Zimbabweans were already suffering from food shortages and rampant inflation, a situation made worse by the violence that plagued the country ahead of the June presidential run-off election. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,380.41 up 18.70 points):Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Down 41 cents, or 7.03 per cent, at $5.42 on 9.74 million shares. The company said there was no pending material news when its shares were halted earlier in the trading day.Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT). Oil and gas. Down $1.89, or 16.25 per cent, at $9.74 on 6.22 million shares. The Alberta-focused oil producer will sell up to $2 billion in assets as part of its new strategy. It also posted a third-quarter profit of $27 million, turning around last year’s loss of $67 million.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down three cents, or 0.16 per cent, at $19.13 on 5.62 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up 13 cents, or 2.87 per cent, at $4.66 on 5.56 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Natural gas. Up 23 cents, or 1.20 per cent, at $19.44 on 5.50 million shares. The natural gas giant announced Tuesday that it will shed 20 per cent of its workforce, slash its dividend and spin off a chunk of its Alberta land holdings into a new public company.Toronto Venture Exchange (941.23 down 4.38 points):Discovery Ventures Inc. (TSXV:DVN). Miner. Unchanged at 23 cents on 7.28 million shares.WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSXV:WZR). Oil and gas. Down five cents, or 5.81 per cent, at 81 cents on 3.29 million shares. Tests at its Kurdamir oil and gas discovery in Iraq confirmed light oil, the company announced after markets closed.Companies reporting major news:Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU). Fertilizer. Down 52 cents, or 0.57 per cent, at $90.80 on 743,240 shares. The Calgary-based company earned US$76 million, or 52 cents per share, in the third quarter, up from $129 million, or 80 cents per share, in the same year-earlier period. Revenue was up at $2.87 billion compared with $2.83 billion.Enbridge (TSX:ENB). Pipeline. Up 76 cents, or 1.66 per cent, at $46.56 on 1.28 million shares. Net income more than doubled to $421 million, or 51 cents per share, versus $187 million, or 24 cents per share, it generated a year earlier. Overall revenue was just under $9 billion, up from $5.6 billion, helped by higher commodity sales and stronger pipeline and gas distribution sales.Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B). Media. Down a penny, or 0.17 per cent, at $5.77 on 91,363 shares. The owner of the Toronto Star newspaper and Harlequin books posted a $70.8-million loss in the third quarter, pulled down by a nearly 17 per cent slide in print advertising revenue and an $85.4-million writedown on the declining value of its assets. The loss was a reversal from a profit of $11.1 million in the same period a year ago while overall revenue dropped about eight per cent to $328 million. by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 6, 2013 3:30 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Hospital trust under fire for describing use of milk formula as artificial

first_imgSo when did it start to be ‘artificial feeding’? I really can’t believe this wasn’t proofread before going out. @DrRanj @keirshiels @WorcsAcuteNHS pic.twitter.com/ICzKEiJYVC— Kathryn Booth (@privateuni) March 28, 2018 “We recognise that some new mums may not want to breastfeed and that some new babies may need to have their feeds supplemented, which we fully support,” she said.”We take the views of our mums and families very seriously, and will consider carefully all of the feedback on the wording of our information.”Research has found that breastfed babies have fewer health problems, such as chest infections, and are less likely to develop health problems such as diabetes, or become obese as they get older.  The information sheet was shared on Twitter by Kathryn Booth, who said the description made her feel “sad, angry, guilty”.”Artificial can mean fake /not genuine and bad. I just think it’s the wrong choice of words,” she wrote. Another mother, Alis Roberts, replied saying the wording had made her “sick to the stomach”. “My baby couldn’t breastfeed – I know that formula is ‘artificial’ but these things need to be more carefully worded when the whole baby feeding issue is so emotionally charged. Can’t imagine how I’d felt if I’d read this in hospital.” A hospital trust has caused outrage after it described using formula milk as “artificially” feeding babies.Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust used the term as it announced it would no longer provide formula milk in its maternity wards to mothers who had chosen not to breastfeed.One of the headings in a Q&A fact sheet read: “What do I need to bring with me if I wish to artificially feed my baby?”. It said that from May 1, mothers who had decided not to breastfeed should bring a first milk starter pack to hospital for when they gave birth.If there was a medical reason for giving formula milk, “this will be discussed with you and given if necessary”. “No matter how many HCA helped, cajoled, held, intervened, we just couldn’t get my son to latch. I felt I’d failed him on his first hurdle and took a while to get over. I was devastated.”However, one mother defended the use of the word, saying “essentially it is!”.”I’ve fed four children, two artificially and two breast fed, so I’m not one of the ‘breast is best’ police, but you can’t change the facts formula is not nature’s way.”A spokeswoman for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust told the BBC its decision not to routinely provide formula milk to mothers who chose not to breastfeed was part of its commitment to promote breastfeeding. Britain has one of the worst breastfeeding rates in Europe and currently only one third of children are breastfed at six months, and just one per cent only receive breast-milk by this stage.  Hi Kathryn, thanks for getting in touch. We take the views of our mums and families very seriously, and will consider carefully all of the feedback on the wording of our information.— Worcestershire Acute (@WorcsAcuteNHS) March 28, 2018 Vicky Melville tweeted that the note “would have pushed me over the edge”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Serbian Womens NT has a new TeamManager – Milan Stankovic

After five years Board Management of Serbian Handball Federation decided to change a Team Manager of  Women’s National Team. Instead of Radoslav Sljivancanin, the new leader of Serbian girls will be Milan Stankovic, President of HC Zajecar, the best Serbian team and Cup Winners Cup competitor.Stankovic played for many years in Italy as a goalkeeper before he finished his career in 2009, when he went back to his born city – Zajecar. Handball fans in Serbia know him from the 90″s, when he played in the most succesful team in Serbia – HC Partizan. With Belgrade’s team, Stankovic won several Champions title and played in CWC semifinal.HC Zajecar became interesting for whole Europe, after signing contract with Spanish Superstar, Marta Mangue. HC ZajecarMilan StankovicWomen’s Serbian handball ← Previous Story Your opinion: THW Kiel will win the EHF CL 2011/2012! Next Story → Zdravko Zovko as a “Pioneer”: “Breaking prejudice about Russia” read more

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Co Derry resident among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack

first_imgIT’S EMERGED A resident of Limavady in Co Derry was one of the 21 people killed in a suicide bomb blast and gun attack at a restaurant in central Kabul.Simon Chase, a former British soldier originally from England, was one of two British nationals killed in the attack. 13 foreigners lost their lives in the assault by Taliban militants on the Lebanese ‘Taverna du Liban’.Also among the dead were two Americans, two Canadians, a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official from Lebanon, and the restaurant’s Lebanese owner, who reportedly died after he tried to fire back at the attackers.A Danish member of the European police mission in Afghanistan and a Russian UN political officer also died in the Friday evening massacre, which was the deadliest attack on foreign civilians since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.Chase had lived with his partner and family in the Limavady area for a number of years. The BBC reports that he had been serving with the EU police mission Eupol.DUP councillor for Limavady Alan Robinson said the community was “shocked and devastated” following news of his death.“Whilst I did not know Simon in a personal capacity I am however personally very sad to learn of his passing in such tragic circumstances in far away lands,” Robinson said. “As the Roe Valley mourns the passing of Simon, I am confident that the Limavady public will rally around to give support to Norma and her family as they try to come to terms with their sudden bereavement.“I’m sure Simon’s family and friends will take some comfort from the fact that he lived his life to the full, lived the life that he loved to live whilst doing the job that he was so professional at.”Yesterday’s assault was claimed by Taliban militants fighting against the Afghan government and NATO forces. A Taliban spokesman said the attack was to avenge a US airstrike in Parwan province on Tuesday.Read: IMF and UN staff among dead in Kabul restaurant attackRead: Two students shot in Philadelphia school, shooter now in custodylast_img read more

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Justice For Gingers Coming Via New Emojis

first_imgStay on target Study: People Who Use Emojis Have More Sex (Kinda)’Emoji House’ Feud Turns Calif. Neighborhood Pink With Rage Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Unicode is offering justice for gingers with new redhead emojis.Scheduled for release in June, the latest set of symbols also features greying and curly hair, as well as bald heads—representative of more manes (or lack thereof).A beta list was released late last year, highlighting possible new faces, people, body parts, clothes, animals, foods, and household items. After careful consideration, Unicode has decided people need access to safety pin, jigsaw, firecracker, and salt icons.Among the 157 emoji are hot and cold faces; superheroes and supervillains (of both sexes); a llama, hippopotamus, peacock, and parrot; a mango; a chess pawn; and a pirate flag.The Unicode Consortium, meanwhile, is putting an emphasis on Asian culture, with pictures of mooncake, a Chinese baked good traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. A red envelope, which typically signifies a monetary gift given during the holidays or special occasions; and the Nazar eye-shaped amulet, believed to protect against the evil eye.There is also a distinct nod to science and math, with images of a lab coat, microbe, test tube, petri dish, DNA, and an abacus.Earlier possibilities like a frowning pile of poo and a grinning face with the letter “OK” as eyes were, thankfully, dumped.Emoji 11.0 (previously referred to as Emoji 6.0, but don’t let that confuse you) is expected to roll out to mobile phones in August or September. It is up to individual companies to integrate the icons into their software.Users may be able to change emoji direction in 2018 (via Apple/Emojipedia)It was not announced whether Unicode will fulfill a long-time request that users be able to change emoji direction—a feature that would affect only those emoticons that would “benefit from it most,” like the train, runner, or gun.The corporation is already considering ideas for Emoji 12.0 (scheduled for a 2019 release); proposals must be submitted before the end of March.last_img read more

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CDC Travel Advisory still active to Caribbean

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, April 25, 2017 – Atlanta – We are into the rainy season and nearing the summer months and regional countries are reminded that the Centre for Disease Control, CDC’s advisory for travelers to the Caribbean remains in effect despite lowered reports in the number of new cases of Zika.The US based Centre for Disease Control, updated its advisory for 37 Caribbean Countries, including US Territories of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, ahead of the hectic summer which usually garners tourists travelling to the region.   However, PAHO’s most recent epidemiological reports show few to no reported cases.   The CDC is warning of travel to the region as it anticipates the virus to pick up with the warm changes in the weather.It has listed the region with a “Level 2” alert which advises travelers to “Practice enhanced precautions”.    It adds that pregnant women or those trying to become pregnant should avoid travel to these countries on the list.   The advisory also warns travelers to the region to practice using condoms or not to have sex during their trip, as sexual intercourse can allow for the transmission of the Zika virus.Other protection advice includes covering skin with long sleeved clothing and long pants, and to use insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, and oil of lemon eucalyptus.   It cautions to stay in places with air conditioning and windows and doors with screens.   If sleeping outdoors, to ensure mosquito netting is used especially to cover babies younger than two months old.   Meanwhile, if you do travel and feel sick and think you may have Zika upon your return, ensure that you visit the doctor for a checkup. Symptoms include a fever with a rash, joint pain, or red eyes.Story by: Kimberly Ramkhalawam#MagneticMediaNews#CDCCaribbeantraveladvisory#fightthebite#ZikaVirus Related Items:last_img read more

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ASAs WISHH Program Hosts First US Soy Foods Seminar in Myanmar

first_imgAsian food industry representatives gathered on Jan. 28 to gain insight into how they can offer a variety of nutritious foods made with soy and soy ingredients in Myanmar.The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program organized the seminar with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and North Dakota Soybean Council.The seminar is based on WISHH’s USDA-supported research in Myanmar, which is located between India and China and formerly known as Burma. The research suggests that by partnering with the local industry to improve soy processing and increase awareness of soy and soy-based foods, human consumption of soy-based foods will expand in Myanmar.“North Dakota soybean growers are pleased to work through WISHH and USDA to increase the potential for trade for soybeans,” said Art Wosick, who serves as a director of the North Dakota Soybean Council as well as on the WISHH Program Committee. “WISHH’s seminar will help Myanmar’s food processors, importers and others learn why U.S. soybeans are already so popular in foods throughout Asia and around the world.”The Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association and Myanmar Edible Oil Dealers Association endorsed the program. It included presentations on the nutrition and health benefits of U.S. soy, new market trends, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs—which use business values and resources to make a positive social impact—that include soy, and the latest news in production, processing and purchasing. WISHH’s program featured speakers from the U.S. Soybean Export Council, which began developing markets for U.S. soy-based aquaculture feeds in Myanmar about four years ago.The market for soy-based foods is currently small in the country that is home to more than 51 million people. Myanmar is already using soy in some foods, ranging from soy nuggets, rice-soy blends, soybean curd, soy cookies and crackers as well as soy beverages, especially in Northern Myanmar. Soy milk is increasingly popular in major cities. Myanmar consumers also use large amounts of vegetable oils for frying as well as an ingredient in sauces, soups and curries.last_img read more

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NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Finance Manager at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Sales Manager at Bill Dube HyundaiFull-Time Operations Assistant Manager at Dollar TreeFull-Time Merchandise Assistant Manager at Dollar TreeFull-Time Insurance Assistant at HUB InternationalFull-Time & Part-Time Customer Service Representatives at Lapels Dry CleaningFull-Time Customer Marketing Manager at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Accounts Receivable Representative at Northland Industrial Truck CompanyPart-Time Incredible Teacher at The Learning ExperienceFull-Time General Warehouse Worker at S.G. Torrice(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

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Loan schemes dont reach 59 of rural India

first_imgNew Delhi: Loan schemes don’t reach almost 60 per cent people in rural India, says a new survey which also finds climate change to be the biggest challenge for one in five farmers. The survey, conducted by a rural media platform Gaon Connection, noted that the next generation in 48 per cent farming families does not want to pursue agriculture. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us At least 43.6 per cent farmers said they did not get the correct price for their produce, said the survey conducted among 18,000 rural respondents across 19 states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, West Bengal and Telangana. The survey — released ahead of the Union Budget next week and exploring issues such as water scarcity and law and order — found that a massive 59 per cent of farmers were unable to avail of any kind of loan, often because of lack of proper information. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Only 25 per cent and 15 per cent of the respondents said they took loans amounting up to Rs 50,000 and Rs 5 lakh, respectively. “Thirteen per cent of the respondents said that high debt was their biggest challenge, and some 17 per cent said that high input cost — the high prices of seeds, fertilisers, pesticides and other raw materials for their agriculture — is their biggest problem,” it said. Advertise With Us As many as 62 per cent farmers said they wanted to decide the selling price of their produce instead of letting the government do the job, while 30 per cent were found to be satisfied with the status quo as far as pricing was concerned. “There are no credible means and platforms for the central and state governments to know what’s on the mind of the rural citizen. Our surveys want to constantly find out, what does rural India want and what are its real priorities,” said Neelesh Misra, founder, Gaon Connection. At least 19 per cent of the respondents surveyed recognised that climate change is happening and said sudden and unexpected weather changes are now the biggest challenge to their crops. Millions of farmers across the country have to deal with sudden hailstorms, unseasonal rains, excessive heat and cold that affects agriculture and livelihoods, the survey said. Every third woman living in Indian villages has to walk, on an average, half a kilometer to fetch water, it found. Only eight per cent of villagers said they get piped water at home.last_img read more

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36 killed as bus plunges off bridge in India

first_img36 killed as bus plunges off bridge in IndiaAt least 36 people were killed in eastern India’s West Bengal state early Monday after a speeding passenger bus swerved off a bridge and plunged into a river, police said.Initial investigations and eye witness accounts said the bus driver, who also died in the accident, lost control while trying to overtake another vehicle on the bridge.The bus crashed into the bridge’s side railing before plummeting 12 metres (40 feet) into the local Bhairab river.“Rescuers have retrieved 36 bodies so far. Nine passengers have been hospitalised,” state’s transport minister Subhendu Adhikari told AFP.Rescue workers believe that there were more than 50 passengers on the bus at the time of the accident.The rescue work at the accident site in Murshidabad district, around 187 miles (300 kilometres) from the state capital Kolkata, was ongoing late Monday evening.“We fear that some of the passengers were swept away as glass windows of the vehicle broke (on impact),” Adhikari said.The victims include at-least nine women and four children.The bus lay submerged on the riverbed till emergency workers dragged it to a riverbank.The rescue workers then used steel cutters to cut open the mangled vehicle and retrieve victims’ bodies.At least 32 people were killed in another road accident after a bus plunged into a river in western Rajasthan state this December.India has some of the world’s deadliest roads.More than 150,000 people are killed each year with most accidents blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.last_img read more

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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week Nov 15

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Startups help typhoon-ravaged Filipinos, meet a 23-year-old YouTube media mogul, the Apple of grocery stores sprouts in San Francisco, Nest’s Tony Fadell on his life’s work, the key to leadership, Dropbox sets its sights on businesses, startup lessons from the NASCAR…This week’s notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs:1. Startups head to the Philippines: In recent years, many startups have focused on making a global impact. Here is a look at some of the innovative products and services “jumping to the cause” in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. (Forbes)2. A 23-year-old media mogul: Jamal Edwards got a video camera as a Christmas gift when he was 15. Today, he is 23 and worth more than $10 million — a fortune he made as the founder of SBTV, a broadcasting company that makes videos for YouTube. (BBC)3. The Apple of grocery stores: The Local Mission Market, founded by Yoran Milgrom and Jake Des Voignes in San Francisco, has a clear mission: “Help change people’s relationship to what and how they eat.” What they came up with has turned the grocery shopping on its head. (Wired)4. Nest founder on his life’s work: Tony Fadell, the founder and CEO of Nest and former Apple exec, on promoting sustainability, business ideas and what he would like to accomplish in his lifetime. (Fortune)5. The key to leadership: Jeff Haden accidentally stumbled upon the key to leadership in a desperate “throwaway question” asked to an unengaged audience. Without further ado: “No one cares how much you know until they first know how much you care about them.” (LinkedIn Today)6. Dropbox for business: Dropbox, the popular online file-storage company and Silicon Valley sweetheart, has more than 200 million users and more files uploaded per day than tweets on Twitter. It just unveiled it’s next target demographic: businesses. (Businessweek)7. Startup lessons from NASCAR: Damien Patton, Banjo CEO, former NASCAR pit mechanic and Desert Storm veteran, talks about working under pressure and pivoting your business. (Fast Company)8. SnapChat turns down $3 billion: In a move that must have some entrepreneurs scratching their heads, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel turned down a buyout offer from Facebook for $3 billion. (Mashable)Related: Is Snapchat’s Co-Founder Completely Crazy for Turning Down $3 Billion From Facebook? 9. Build a killer startup, or whatever: Riding on the coattails of popular games like The Sims, SecondLife and Drug Wars, Hipster CEO is a bizarre evolution to the genre. The game allows you to create and run your own startup, managing everything from business space and employee happiness, to procuring grant money. (Pando Daily)10. How not to go public: The textbook rental company, Chegg Inc. (CHGG.N), saw shares “slump” 20 percent in its public debut this Wednesday. The company priced its IPO higher than expected at $12.50 per share, a $1 billion valuation. After a day of heavy trading, the market took them down a peg or two, placing Chegg’s value at $863 million. (Reuters)  Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read November 15, 2013 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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Strikes disrupt Frankfurt Airport operations

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J More delays are expected in and out of Frankfurt Airport today as air traffic employees walk off the job for the second day running.Up to 200 ground workers called the strikes to run between 8.00am and 11.00pm Central European Time, Euro News reported.Only 50 percent of services are expected to operate, with long-haul flights expected to operate as normal while domestic operations take the brunt of industrial action with the majority of cancellations.last_img

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