Andre Russell celebrates his 31st birthday in style: One of my best T20 days

first_img Rohan Sen KolkataApril 29, 2019UPDATED: April 29, 2019 00:20 IST Andre Russell almost single-handedly took KKR to victory against MI on Sunday (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSAndre Russell was adjudged man-of-the-match for his all-rounder performanceRussell is 2nd on the highest run-scorer’s list now with 486 runs from 12 gamesThe West Indies star has also picked 10 wickets so far in IPL 2019Andre Russell walked the talk on Sunday as he produced an all-round effort to help Kolkata Knight Riders crush Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens in the Indian Premier League.Russell, who also turned 31 after the match, bludgeoned 80 not out off 40 balls and took 2 wickets for 25 runs as the Knight Riders restricted Mumbai Indians to 198 for 7 while defending a mammoth total of 232 in 20 overs.Russell also took a couple of catches in the second innings as he almost single-handedly helped KKR end their six-match losing streak in their final home game. The win was also KKR’s 100th in T20 cricket.Before this game Russell had expressed his disappointment at Kolkata’s bowling and decision-making in the IPL so far this season. Russell’s words seemed to have hit the right spot as Knight Riders certainly pulled up their socks after that with the all-rounder leading the way for them once again.”If the fans say that I am a super-hero I am happy. Hand-eye co-ordination, a good bat speed and balance is important. I generate a lot of power from the shoulders and core. Everything works together. You need to make sure your body is fit and strong in order to play those upward shots in those moments,” Russell said after getting the man-of-the-match award.DRE RUSS is adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant 80* and bowling figures of 2/25 (@IPL) April 28, 2019Needing a victory to even dream of a berth in the playoffs, KKR were off to a flying start riding on Lynn (54; 29 balls, 4×8, 6×2) and Gill’s (76; 45 balls, 4×6, 6×4) 96-run opening stand which came off just 57 deliveries. Gill’s chanceless knock was also his highest T20 score.advertisementAfter Lynn’s dismissal in the 10th over, Russell made the most of a reprieve — he was dropped on 1 by Evin Lewis — to remain unbeaten and blast his highest score this season off just 40 balls with the help of six fours and eight sixes.Russell shared a 62-run stand for the second wicket with Gill off 35 balls and then combined with skipper Dinesh Karthik (15 not out) for an unbroken 74-run partnership which came off just 29 deliveries.There is no stopping this fella. A wicket of his very first delivery (@IPL) April 28, 2019In the last three overs, Russell made mincemeat of Mumbai’s famed bowlers Hardik Pandya, Jasrpit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga, taking 20, 15 and 20 runs off them, respectively, as the hosts plundered 55 runs in that period.”We have given ourselves a chance. Hopefully the result in the next two games goes our way. One of my best T20 days, definitely. We needed to get 200-plus but getting 230 was just enough. If it was just over 200 we would have been on the losing end. We kept our heads calm under pressure and executed our plans well,” Russell said.Finishing the innings with a MASSIVE SIX – courtesy DRE RUSS (@IPL) April 28, 2019Mumbai came close to the target thanks mainly to Hardik Pandya’s brutal 91 off 34 balls but the rest of the batsmen failed to fire which eventually led to their defeat. MI though, are still placed third on the table with 14 points from 12 games while KKR are fifth with 10 points.Two teams – Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals – have already advanced to the playoffs. All the other six sides are in contention for the last two playoff spots.Also Read | KKR vs MI Highlights, IPL 2019: Kolkata crush Mumbai by 34 runs at Eden GardensAlso Read | IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma fumes after cheap dismissal against Kolkata Knight RidersAlso Read | From fairy tale beginning to 6 losses in a row: Kolkata Knights Riders’ woes at IPL 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen scorecard No data available! Andre Russell celebrates his 31st birthday in style: One of my best T20 daysAndre Russell bludgeoned 80 not out off 40 balls and took 2 wickets for 25 runs as the Knight Riders restricted Mumbai Indians to 198 for 7 while defending a mammoth total of 232 in 20 overs. commentarycenter_img view more view less graphs advertisementlast_img read more

Damen Names Oman Navy’s New Flagship

first_imgzoom Dignitaries from the Ministry of Defence of Oman joined senior Damen management at a ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Vlissingen on May 8th to mark the naming of the Royal Navy of Oman’s new flagship, the Sail Training Clipper Shabab Oman II.The 87m long steel-hulled vessel is a three-mast, full square rigger built to design principles set for the iconic tea clippers of the 19th century, benefiting from 21st century technology and comfort. Featuring a fully unfurled sail area of 2,700m2, the vessel can accommodate 34 navy recruits plus a 58-strong crew.Shabab Oman II will replace a vessel of the same name, fulfilling its training role while acting as a roving emissary promoting Oman’s long maritime tradition to the peoples of the world. Damen Project Manager Arnoud Both explains: “This is a clipper with an Arabic touch. Our design partners toured Oman seeking inspiration for its interiors and furnishing. Finishing touches include hand-carved teak at the bow, teak palm leaves at the stern, and gilded interior wood work from Hertel.”Shabab Oman’s main sail will also catch the eye – its khanjar dagger in a sheath superimposed upon two crossed swords motif is the emblem of Oman. “However, this is also a working training ship equipped to the most modern standards,” says Both. “Tall Ships capture the public imagination and win friends as they glide gracefully into port, but Shabab Oman is also key to the recruitment and training underlying the fleet expansion.”The new clipper is the third example of Damen’s working relationship with Dykstra Naval Architects, following the delivery of Stad Amsterdam training ship and the Brazilian navy’s Cisne Branco. Its traditional profile houses cutting edge bridge systems from Imtech Marine/Alewijnse and controls from Johnson, Both says, describing “an internal re-engineering” to meet higher air AC demand. “Shabab Oman will feature three generators plus an emergency back-up unit, compared to the two,” says Both, “so that each cabin has AC. For reasons of redundancy, she will also have a twin propeller shaft arrangement.” All internal spaces have been designed for low noise and vibration.Managed from Damen headquarters in Gorinchem, the clipper was principally constructed at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania then towed to the Vlissingen yard where the 50m steel/aluminium masts, rigging and spars were installed and finishing works undertaken.Given the vessel’s training role, Both says Damen takes considerable pride in its role in training the crew that will operate Shabab Oman II.“Even for experienced sailors, this is a complex sailing ship with 35 sails, each of them operated via eight ropes. We provided a hands-on training course to the crew on board another Damen Sail Training Vessel Stad Amsterdam, and separate training for executive officers and technical officers.”Damen, May 9, 2014last_img read more

Kunaal Roy Kapur to star opposite Sanjay Dutts niece Nazia Hussain

first_imgMumbai: Actor Kunaal Roy Kapur will be seen opposite Sanjay Dutt’s niece Nazia Hussain in the upcoming “Mushkil – Fear Behind You”. Produced by Ravinder Jeet Dariya, the film will see Kunaal, known for his comic timing, turn a romantic hero. The “Delhi Belly” actor said he was initially concerned about shooting a romantic song for the film. “I was worried that if I would do a romantic song, I’d probably think of it in a comic manner, as comedy is what plays on my mind. But I’m glad my work is appreciated, and director Rajiv Ruia had full faith in me,” Kapur said in a statement. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Ruia said he was unsure whether the actor would consent to a romantic number but lauded both him and Hussain for shooting the song in “extreme cold weather”. “Both Nazia and Kunaal are great sports and the picturisation of the song has come out brilliantly, bringing to life the virgin locales in Greece. After this film, I am sure Kunaal will have a lot of romantic films coming to him,” the director said.last_img read more


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Top UN official urges end to mothertochild AIDS transmission by 2015

21 May 2009The head of the United Nations agency charged with coordinating the fight against HIV/AIDS has called for a virtual elimination of mother-to-child AIDS transmission worldwide by 2015. “We can prevent mothers from dying and babies from becoming infected with HIV,” Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), told this week’s meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva. According to UNAIDS, evidence shows that timely administration of antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive pregnant women significantly reduces the risk of HIV transmission to their babies. “It is a proven, inexpensive, and effective intervention,” UNAIDS said in a news release. “Despite this, latest estimates show that in 2007, only 33 per cent of HIV-positive pregnant women received the necessary treatment and only 21 per cent of women in low- and middle-income countries were tested for HIV as part of their antenatal care. “Progress in this area can only be achieved by integrating programmes which prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children into the broader reproductive health agenda,” the agency stressed.Mr. Sidibé met with more than 80 health ministers during the World Health Assembly to underscore the commitment of UNAIDS in supporting countries to achieve their universal access goals. He outlined key priority areas in which joint action by the UN could make a significant difference to the AIDS response and a positive contribution to the broader development agenda. In a related development, UNAIDS and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Forum of Arab and African Parliamentarians for Population and Development to work towards achieving access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for all people in the region. In the agreement, the three parties pledged to strengthen the parliamentarians’ role in addressing universal access, including by creating awareness and influencing public opinion, as well as ensuring that legislation protects and promotes human rights and that funds are allocated to the issue. read more

Deteriorating security threatens peace process in Afghanistan UN envoy

In an open briefing to the Council, Lakhdar Brahimi, the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said although specific aspects of the Bonn Peace Agreement are proceeding, “the process as a whole is challenged by deterioration in the security environment, which stems from daily harassment and intimidation, inter-ethnic and inter-factional strife, increases in the activity of elements linked to the Taliban and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, and the drugs economy.”Mr. Brahimi told the Council that rivalries between factions and local commanders, impunity for human rights violations, and the daily harassment of ordinary Afghan citizens by both commanders and local security forces were all too common. “There are also now almost daily attacks by elements hostile to the central government and those who support it,” he added. He noted that the attacks had of late been directed at international humanitarian organizations, and as these become more threatening, “the pressure to suspend or withdraw operations increases.” The UN was also undertaking a critical review of its operations and of its security measures, he added.Mr. Brahimi stressed that security would even be more vital for the preparation and organization of the country’s elections called for under Bonn. The UN Mission there is in the process of establishing an electoral unit and early planning for the national voter registration, he said, adding that Afghanistan’s own electoral capacity is not yet ready.The Transitional Authority, with the support of various UN agencies and international organizations, is trying to help resolve these tensions however, “insecurity and the absence of effective state judicial institutions, unfortunately, remains the rule rather than the exception,” he said. “Clearly the ultimate solution to such problems lies in creating Afghan security forces capable of ensuring peace,” Mr. Brahimi said, stressing that senior military leaders must match their verbal support for a multi-ethnic army with actions to demobilize their own forces to ensure that the new army will be under civilian control.Although the Bonn process could never be expected to be easy, Mr. Brahimi warned, “there is a real but still avoidable risk that the Bonn process will stall if security is not extended to the regions, and that Afghans will lose confidence in the central government if it cannot protect them.” read more

Cowboys Saints both thriving defensively lately

METAIRIE, La. — Dallas Cowboys offensive co-ordinator Scott Linehan doesn’t sound interested in reviewing how the Saints gave up 48 points in Week 1 or 37 points in Week 3.“Early in the year, they gave up some points and yards and things like that, but you just really look at them in their last I guess three or four ballgames,” Linehan said.The more recent version of New Orleans’ defence hasn’t allowed more than 17 points in any of its past three games.“They’re just really doing a good job of getting stops and creating negative plays for the other team, whether it be sacks or turnovers,” Linehan said. “We’ve got a big challenge.”Indeed, for all the offensive star power in Thursday night’s Saints-Cowboys clash — from New Orleans’ Drew Brees, Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara to Dallas’ Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper — it is also about defences that have played well lately. Or in the Cowboys’ case, most of the season.Dallas has not allowed an opponent to score more than 23 in any of its past three games, has not allowed 30 points in a game all season and ranks third in the NFL in points allowed per game at 19.4.“They’re playing extremely well,” Saints coach Sean Payton said of the Dallas defence. “Their front gets after the quarterback. I think that their back end is really good relative to their scheme. … They’re well-coached and I think that they’re playing with real good passion. It’s one of the better defences we’ve seen.”Saints quarterback Drew Brees was similarly effusive in his praise.“Defensively, they fly around. They’re very well-coached, disciplined,” Brees said. “They are just doing all the things that the great defences do — getting pressure on the quarterback, good against the run. So really in every facet of what you would say is winning football, championship-calibre football, these guys are doing it right now.”Cowboys coach Jason Garrett cited co-ordinator Rod Marinelli’s work and an infusion of “some good young pieces on all three levels of our defence over the last couple of years” as reasons why Dallas has played well on that side of the ball this season.“The guys have a good understanding of what we want them to do and I think we play hard,” Garrett said. “We’re physical, we run to the ball and take great pride in being a great defensive unit.”Both defences feature relatively young players in prominent roles, such as defensive end Taco Charlton, linebacker Jaylon Smith and safety Xavier Woods in Dallas, and defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, linebacker Alex Anzalone and cornerback Marshon Lattimore in New Orleans.Meanwhile, each team has a playmaking defensive end in his prime: Cameron Jordan for the Saints and Demarcus Lawrence for the Cowboys. Their linebackers also are led by accomplished veterans in New Orleans’ Demario Davis and Dallas’ Sean Lee.New Orleans ranks No. 1 in the NFL against the run, which creates a compelling matchup against Elliott, the NFL’s leading rusher.Some of the Saints’ success against the run stems from the fact they’ve played with large leads, which leaves opponents little choice but to try to come back through the air.“At the same time, you see the first, opening, couple drives — three-and-outs — limited success in (opponents’) run game,’” Jordan said. “There’s also been games where we had to play all four quarters, all 60 minutes and even beyond that, and we still come out with the same result.”Dallas is tied for fourth against the run as it prepares to face Kamara and Mark Ingram, and ranks 12th against the pass.The Saints have a less flattering No. 30 ranking against the pass, but have been able to counter that with turnovers, such as three in the red zone against Atlanta last week. And they’ve gotten good pressure on quarterbacks, with 13 sacks in the past three games.“I don’t think quarterbacks are getting comfortable back there,” Saints defensive tackle Tyeler Davison said. “There’s not space for them to step up. You can’t escape on the edges. I feel like when quarterbacks play against us now, they have to have that clock in their head. They know that, ‘If I don’t get this ball out, something’s going to happen to me.’ Especially with our offence doing so well, it allows us to pin our ears back and go attack the quarterback.”___AP Football Writer Schuyler Dixon in Dallas contributed to this report.___More AP NFL: and Martel, The Associated Press read more

Opinion Progression of Ohio State offensive line keyed Buckeyes to title brings

Members of the OSU offensive line prepare for a snap during a game against Wisconsin on Dec. 6 in Indianapolis. OSU won, 56-0.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorThree rookie offensive linemen out of Ohio State saw significant playing time as starters throughout the 2014 NFL season, including playoff runs.But as the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers benefited from the presence of Corey Linsley, Jack Mewhort and Andrew Norwell, respectively, the 2014 Buckeyes were left wondering what was next at offensive line.That wonder turned into a panic as OSU — replacing four out of five regular starters up front — struggled mightily to block the opposition through two games.In week one against Navy, redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett was sacked only once, but sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott averaged just 3.7 yards per carry on 12 total attempts, despite the OSU line having a significant size advantage. So through one game, junior Taylor Decker — the only returning starter on the line — and redshirt-sophomore Pat Elflein, redshirt-freshman Billy Price, junior Jacoby Boren and redshirt-senior Darryl Baldwin were waiting to impress.And their next chance resulted in a basic disaster, with the line crumbling around Barrett, leading to seven sacks — six in the fourth quarter — at the hands of the Virginia Tech Hokies. And with the line’s worst performance of the year — OSU averaged just 2.7 yards per carry — came the Buckeyes’ first and only loss.It’s safe to say OSU fans were wishing Linsley, Mewhort and Norwell suddenly gained an extra bit of eligibility to salvage a crumbling season at the time, but instead the current Buckeye linemen began to turn it around.To say Kent State was overmatched in its 66-0 loss to OSU is fair, but the line certainly showed improvement as freshman running back Curtis Samuel rushed for 100 yards without losing even one, and Barrett wasn’t sacked. The win brought cautious optimism, but it was the next two weeks that truly showed the line’s improvement.Look no further than Elliott’s numbers against Cincinnati and Maryland. He had 182 yards against the Bearcats, then followed up with 139 against the Terrapins. Sure, he’s a good player, but those numbers come with six players executing at a high level — Elliott and the entire line.From that point on, the Buckeyes ran off three more wins against lower-level Big Ten opponents — with the line playing well all the while — before beating the Michigan State Spartans in the grittiest game of the season, save perhaps in the Sugar Bowl against Alabama.Then a win over Minnesota was followed by huge days for Elliott against Indiana and Michigan, with the line paving the way.And from that point on, the national media have covered the story. Elliott piled on 696 yards and eight touchdowns against three top-15 opponents as the Buckeyes ran to a victory in the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship.None of that would have happened without the development, both individually and as a group, of Decker, Elflein, Boren, Price and Baldwin.Now looking ahead to 2015, the line will be a strong point instead of a breaking point, with all but Baldwin returning with another year of experience under their belts.Decker, Elflein, Boren, Price and a sure-to-be top talent at right tackle are set to open their season against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va. read more

Shaft Sinkers to list on London Stock Exchange

first_imgShaft Sinkers Holding, the South African developer of vertical and decline shafts for underground mines and infrastructure, has announced its intention to list on the London Stock Exchange on December 23rd. The group has published an application prospectus  and has placed 24,680,734 new ordinary shares, raising approximately £30.6 million before expenses. Shaft Sinkers estimates that it will have a market capitalisation of £58.9 million on admission on the basis of a total of 47,500,000 shares issued.Alon Davidov, CEO of Shaft Sinkers, said: “We are delighted to bring Shaft Sinkers to the London Stock Exchange and are excited by the prospects this will open up to us. We have worked hard to create a leader in the sinking of shafts for the mining industry. The listing will allow us to build on our strengths and expand into new industries and geographies requiring our expertise, particularly the CIS and India.” Some £24.1 million of the placing proceeds will be used to fund the acquisition of stakes from minority shareholders, but the remaining proceedswill be used to recondition winders (about £2 million) and to fund expected future project expenditure (£1.5 million).Shaft Sinkers specialises in the sinking of particularly deep and/or wide vertical shafts, decline shafts and the development of other underground infrastructure such as pump house stations. It is currently engaged in seven of the nine vertical shafts deeper than 350 m being sunk in South Africa. Customers include Impala Platinum in South Africa, OJSC MHK EuroChem in Russia and Teesta Urja in India. It has sunk the deepest ever man and material South African shaft at 3.13 km and in 49 years has sunk in aggregate over 165 km of vertical shafts worldwide and excavated over 400 km of tunnelling.last_img read more

La dépression et le diabète seraient liés

first_imgLa dépression et le diabète seraient liésL’une est une maladie physique, l’autre une maladie psychique, pour autant, le diabète et la dépression sont deux maladies que l’on retrouve souvent chez une même personne. Une étude américaine vient de montrer que souffrir de diabète augmente le risque de dépression chez les femmes, et inversement.Une récente étude américaine sur la dépression et le diabète montre que la dépression favoriserait le risque de diabète, tandis que le diabète favoriserait également le risque de dépression. Ainsi, d’après les chercheurs, qui ont mené l’enquête auprès de plusieurs milliers de femmes, auraient trouvé que le risque de dépression augmentait de 29% chez les femmes souffrant de diabète, et de 53% chez les femmes souffrant d’un diabète traité par insuline. Inversement, les femmes souffrant de dépression verraient leur risque de diabète augmenter de dix-sept points, tandis que les femmes traitées par antidépresseurs verrait ce risque augmenter de 25%.Les chercheurs ont alors tenté de trouver une explication à ce lien entre les deux maladies, et auraient mis en avant le facteur stress. Pourquoi celui-ci ? Il serait impliqué du fait qu’une des hormones du stress, le cortisol, interviendrait dans notre corps dans sa manière de consommer le sucre, facteur important dans le développement d’un diabète. De plus, la dépression accentuerait le diabète du fait que les femmes prennent moins soin de leur santé, tandis que le diabète augmenterait le risque de dépression du fait qu’il s’agit d’une maladie chronique qui affecte la qualité de vie. E-santé.fr explique que la prise en compte de ce lien diabète-dépression n’est pas approuvée par l’ensemble du corps médical. Il est néanmoins important que chaque médecin traitant l’une de ces maladies, s’inquiète également de la survenue potentielle de la seconde, par mesure de précaution.Le 6 décembre 2010 à 17:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Et le tapis volant devint une réalité ou presque

first_imgEt le tapis volant devint une réalité (…ou presque)Avec de l’air, de l’électricité et une bonne dose de patience, des scientifiques de l’université Princeton ont fait voler un objet plat au dessus du sol. A quand l’overboard de Marty Mc Fly ! Qui n’a jamais rêvé de se déplacer en tapis volant à la manière d’Aladdin ? Des chercheurs de l’université de Princetonont peut-être fait une découverte qui nous rapproche d’un tel résultat et de se déplacer au-delà du sol.Ces derniers ont réussi à entraîner une feuillepapiertransparente à rester en l’air (mais statique pour l’instant) grâce à l’action d’un courant électrique. Celle-ci peut se déplacer pour l’instant d’un mètre pas seconde mais en travaillant sur ce prototype, il se pourrait bien que les chercheurs parviennent à mettre au point un modèle capable de se déplacer avec une personne à son bord. Ce résultat, visible sur vidéo, a été obtenu en combinant l’usage de pochettes d’air latérales et l’influx de courant électrique, traversant le mini “tapis volant” de part en part. À lire aussiGrâce à un bras robotique, un homme amputé retrouve le sens du toucherL’inventeur a songé à mettre au point un modèle fonctionnant avec l’énergie solaire, ce qui pourrait le rendre plus léger et plus simple d’utilisation dans le futur. Découvrez en vidéo ce “tapis magique” capable de voler en cliquant ci-dessous : Le 8 octobre 2011 à 12:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Jayne Just accept it we white men are not the oppressed ones

first_img I’m just not that aggrieved.Goodness knows, I’ve tried, doing all I can to convince myself that the world is conspiring against me. I’ve watched Fox News. I’ve read the “men’s rights” thread on Reddit. I’ve even seen a syndicated columnist who told me, “There’s a war on men in America today.”Oooo, scary. But I’m just not that aggrieved.This might sound surprising. Because I am a white male, I have many, many role models rushing to say that modern American society is stacked against me and that femi-Nazis are trying to emasculate me and that liberals are marginalizing me. Which is an odd stance to take, considering that white men have controlled American society since, well, since they arrived.When 44 people have been president of the United States (one of them served twice) and 43 of them have been white men, it’s difficult to argue that we are the oppressed ones. When I don’t have to worry about getting pulled over because of my skin color, or unwanted touching in the workplace, or being told to go back where I came from, I have difficulty working up a frothing grievance.Which brings us to a new commercial from Procter & Gamble for Gillette razors. If I had tried to predict the next battlefront in the culture wars, I would not have suspected razors. Maybe beer, or something else that is essential to humanity, but not razors.Anyway, the commercial shows young boys bullying each other and older men touching women’s shoulders in a business meeting and suburban dads repeatedly saying “boys will be boys.” A voice-over intones the slogan, “Is this the best a man can get?” Greg Jayne, Opinion page editorlast_img read more

McKinsey and Company reports a 238 mean gender pay gap

first_imgBusiness management consultancy McKinsey and Company has reported a 23.8% mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay.The organisation has reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and ahead of the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018.The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the difference between both the mean and median hourly rate of pay for male and female full-time employees; the difference between both the mean bonus pay and median bonus pay for male and female employees; the proportions of male and female employees who were awarded bonus pay; and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.McKinsey and Company’s median gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay is 14.3%.Its mean gender pay gap for bonuses is 76%, and the median gender pay gap for bonus payments is 52.5%. Over the reporting period, 86.8% of female employees received a bonus payment compared to 88.6% of male employees.More than a third (36%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at McKinsey and Company are female, compared to 37% in the second quartile, 39% in the third quartile and 60% in the lowest pay quartile.McKinsey and Company has attributed its gender pay gap to the disproportionately higher number of men working in senior roles within the business. According to the narrative around its gender pay report, not having enough female employees fulfilling senior positions has impacted its gender pay gap for both hourly rates and bonus pay.To address its gender pay gap, McKinsey and Company has committed to have 40% of its consultant roles filled by women by 2020. This includes 30% as female partners and 15% as female senior partners. The organisation is also looking to improve parity in its recruiting processes, using initiatives such as its Women as Future Leaders network, providing unconscious bias training for all interviewers and ensuring that female employees are visible at all stages of the recruitment process. In 2017, more than 40% of the new consultants it recruited were female.McKinsey and Company has also introduced measures to retain its female staff, including the implementation of targeted programmes such as its Women’s Leadership Workshop and Pathway to Partner programme. The organisation is encouraging open discussions around barriers and trade-offs relating to gender and working to connect high-performing men and women both inside and outside of the business. It has also committed to creating an inclusive culture to enable all employees to fulfill their potential.Its report stated: “We are far from having all the answers, or delivering the full results we aspire to, but our understanding of what’s holding back progress, and of how to accelerate it, is growing. Our gender pay gap numbers are a timely reminder that we still have some way to go, but we are encouraged by the progress we have already made and by the desire we have to get this right.”last_img read more

JPMorgan Citi shareholders to vote on potential breakup plans

first_imgShareholders of JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup Inc will get to vote on whether their banks should consider breaking into smaller pieces.Citigroup included the question in a proxy statement it filed on Wednesday for its annual meeting next month, and the shareholder sponsoring that proposal said he has a similar one slated for the upcoming ballot for JPMorgan’s annual meeting.The shareholder, Bart Naylor, said he hopes the proposals get more votes than the 4 percent he got for a measure last year that called for Bank of America Corp to break up.The Citigroup and JPMorgan proposals “are more deferential to the boards in asking them to study the vicissitudes of a breakup,” Naylor said in an interview. He hopes proxy advisory firms, which often sway one-third of votes with their recommendations to institutional investors, will back studies by directors even if they won’t tell directors to break up the banks.”These banks are too big to manage,” Naylor said.Citigroup directors opposed Naylor’s resolution in Wednesday’s filing, noting that the company has undertaken a transformation on its own to become smaller and more efficient. Citigroup has shed more than $500 billion of assets since 2008.A JPMorgan spokesman declined to comment on Naylor’s proposal. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon has said that JPMorgan is stronger because of its large and diverse businesses.Naylor said he failed to get a similar measure on the slate for the next Bank of America shareholders meeting because he made a mistake and did not properly certify that he owned shares.The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Wednesday that Naylor’s proposals would be on the ballots.The breakup of large banks into smaller ones has been an issue on the U.S. campaign trail.U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who has drawn the support of the Democratic Party’s populist wing in his run for the party’s presidential nomination, has said he would create a “too-big-to-fail list of commercial banks, shadow banks, and insurance companies” and break them up in the first year of his administration.last_img read more

Man found dead in Comilla

first_imgAn elderly man was found dead in a water body adjacent to Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Bijoypur area of Sadar Dakhshin upazila of Comilla on Friday night, reports news agency UNB.The deceased was identified as Abdul Malek, 70, son of late Ansar Ali, a resident of Kismat village in Bijoypur union.Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Dakhshin Police Station, said that Malek went missing on 12 August after he went out from the house along with his cattle for grazing it.The following day, his family members filed a general diary.Locals spotted his body in the water body at night and informed police.Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Comilla Medical College Hospital for an autopsy.last_img read more

Traffic goes haywire after container hits Chingrihata Flyover height guard

first_imgKolkata: Huge traffic congestion occurred on Eastern Metropolitan Bypass (E M Bypass) after a container carrier goods vehicle hit the height guard of Chingrihata Flyover on Thursday afternoon.Almost after 30 minutes, police succeeded to remove the container carrier. But till then, the tail of the congestion reached Tagore Park area on E M Bypass and above Gobinda Khatik Road on Maa Flyover.Locals said around 2:50 pm on Thursday a ten wheeler container carrier goods vehicle tried to avail Chingrihata Flyover. Though there were several signage boards and flexes put up by police saying no heavy vehicle is allowed on the Flyover — height barrier is in place. Despite the signage boards, the driver somehow failed to notice those. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe driver drove towards Chingrihata Flyover. As soon as the container carrier reached the approach road of the Flyover, it hit the height barrier at a good speed. Immediately, the height barrier came down on the vehicle damaging the driver’s cabin badly. The driver of the container carrier, Debashish Gupta, received severe mutiple injuries as a result. Police from Beliaghata Traffic Guard came and started the rescue operation.Sources informed that with the help of locals police managed to recover Gupta and admitted him to a private hospital near Kadapara. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to the police, his condition is very critical. Later almost after half an hour, the container carrier was removed from the accident spot using a heavy crane. The traffic situation remained messed up until it was moved. The Maa Flyover was packed with cars. Within 10 minutes, the traffic congestion reached Gobinda Khatik Road crossing on Maa Flyover. The North bound vehicles on E M Bypass got choked. The tail of the traffic congestion reached Tagore Park area near Ruby crossing. Sources said immediately traffic sergeants of Beliaghata and Tiljala traffic guards were deputed along E M Bypass to control the situation.It took almost two and a half hours to normalise the traffic. The vehicle has been handed over to Pragati Maidan Police Station for necessary action. Police are yet to obtain the details of the owner of the container carrier. He will be called as soon as the investigators get hold of the owner’s address and phone number.last_img read more

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first_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more April 24, 2012 — The secondary cancer risk from multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) scans is low among older adults, according to a study from Stanford University in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. A high-speed imaging technique, MDCT is commonly used to diagnose a variety of diseases and conditions. Evidence shows that MDCT scanning offers important benefits through more accurate diagnosis and better disease management in a range of medical disorders. However, in the era of MDCT, it has been hypothesized that 1.5 percent to two percent of all cancers may be caused by CT-induced radiation.“Our study estimates the number of excess cancers due to ionizing radiation in elderly adults. Seniors harbor most diseases that typically rely on CT scanning for diagnosis and management, and therefore receive the highest exposure to CT imaging. What our study found is that the risk of developing a secondary cancer from these CT scans may potentially be lower than previously thought,” said Aabed Meer, author of the study.A retrospective cohort study was conducted using Medicare claims spanning eight years to assess CT use. The data were analyzed in two four-year cohorts, from 1998 to 2001 and 2002 to 2005. The number and types of CT scans each patient received over the four-year periods were analyzed to determine the percentage of patients exposed to threshold radiation of 50 to 100 mSv (defined as low) and >100 mSv (defined as high). The National Research Council’s Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation VII models were used to estimate the number of radiation-induced cancers.“Combining both low-risk and high-risk patient groups (50-100 and >100 mSv), as well as those who received <50 mSv, we estimate that 1,659 cases of cancer (0.03 percent of the study population) will develop in the 1998 to 2001 cohort and 2,185 (0.04 percent of the study population) in the 2002 to 2005 cohort,” said Meer.CT scans of the head were the most common examinations in both Medicare cohorts, but abdominal imaging delivered the greatest proportion (43 percent in the first cohort and 40 percent in the second cohort) of radiation.“Although modern CT imaging is a vital part of medical care, its utilization must include a conscious acknowledgment of radiation exposure and an awareness of the pursuant carcinogenic risk. As medical care continues its dependence on advanced technologies such as MDCT, we emphasize the importance of continuing research that encourages the exploration of lower radiation dose technologies,” said Meer.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray's Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s... read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World's Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive... read more Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for... read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year... read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate... read more center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Feature | April 24, 2012 Researchers Find Little Cancer Risk From CT Scans in Medicare Population last_img read more

PHOTOS ¡Vive Jairo Protesters demand justice again for slain Costa Rica conservationist

first_img Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Related posts:Long-awaited Jairo Mora murder trial begins in Costa Rica with prosecutors’ opening statements Little has changed 1 year after slaying of Costa Rica conservationist Jairo Mora Prosecutors ask for maximum sentences for defendants in Jairo Mora murder trial Judges from first Jairo Mora murder trial under investigation Alberto Font/The Tico Times Hundreds of protesters gathered Thursday in front of a court complex in the Costa Rican capital to express outrage over a verdict earlier this weekthat acquitted seven defendants of the 2013 murder of sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora, who has quickly become an environmental martyr in this small Central American country known for its eco-tourism.“We’re here to express our indignation, our pain and our rage for what happened with the Jairo Mora case. This assassination is not just any crime, and it’s not just another crime – it’s a political crime,” said former presidential candidate José María Villalta of the Broad Front Party.A court in the Caribbean port city of Limón, 170 kilometers east of San José, on Monday blamed a shoddy investigation and prosecution that was “imprecise” and full of “ambiguities” in its decision to absolve the seven men of the homicide. Four of the defendants were convicted and sentenced in a previous kidnapping, rape and robbery case on the same beach where Mora was murdered.¡Jairo Mora vive!“Jairo Mora vive” and “Corrupt prosecutors” were some of the slogans demonstrators used on signs that urged the judicial branch of the government to seek justice in the case, and lawmakers to strengthen sentencing laws for crimes committed against environmental advocates.“Our legislators are going to present several bills to create special protective jurisdictions for environmentalists, which includes placing them in protective programs with as little as a complaint of threats,” Villalta said.The United Nations in Costa Rica joined a growing chorus of voices demanding justice in the case. Environmentalists and everyday citizens have called the not-guilty verdict a “national shame,” particularly in a country that makes millions of dollars selling itself as an environmentally friendly tourist destination.See related: United Nations, environmental groups condemn verdict in Jairo Mora murder caseMora worked to protect sea turtles on the northeastern Caribbean shore where he was killed on May 31, 2013. Four foreign volunteers also were kidnapped and released that night.Mora’s killing sparked national and international outrage, and the criminal trial was watched closely around the world. Environmentalists cite it as a glaring example that their work is often dangerous, and the government has done little to protect them.The case likely will go through a lengthy appeals process.Costa Rica’s chief prosecutor, Jorge Chavarría, and the director of the Judicial Investigation Police, Francisco Segura, both came under fire this week for the dismal performance of their agencies during the investigation and trial. Two legislative commissions called Chavarría to testify, but on Thursday morning, Costa Rica’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court agreed to review an appeal filed by Chavarría to block his testimony at the Legislative Assembly, the daily La Nación reported. Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Timescenter_img Facebook Comments Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Timeslast_img read more

Solo flight in solar plane sets off on longest leg to Hawaii

first_imgBEIJING (AP) — A Swiss pilot of a solar plane on Sunday embarked on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.Andr Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img Comments   Share   Parents, stop beating yourself up Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Sponsored Stories last_img read more

Nurses unions fail to agree on way forward

first_imgA meeting between the two public-hospital nurses unions on Friday did not lead to any agreement to jointly push for the same demands, it emerged on Saturday.Public service union PASYDY presented a proposal to the PASYNO nurses union which is set to have its members vote on Monday on whether they should stage an indefinite strike at hospitals.PASYDY recommended joining forces so both unions could demand better terms of employment for nurses at public hospitals.According to state radio, leadership within PASYNO also met with Health Minister Giorgos Pamboridis and put forward demands that degree-holding nurses receive higher entry level wages.Pamboridis reportedly said he would meet with the finance ministry on the matter. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more