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Otters Squash: Tushar Shahani ousts second seed Ranjit Singh to enter final

first_imgOtters Squash: Tushar Shahani ousts second seed Ranjit Singh to enter finalTushar Shahani lost the under-19 semifinals but defeated Ranjit Singh in the Otters Club Vedanta Squash Open to climb to the final round.advertisement Next Press Trust of India MumbaiApril 13, 2019UPDATED: April 13, 2019 20:26 IST Tushar Shahani won 11-5, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8 against Ranjit Singh in the Otters Squash Open semi-final (Photo: facebook.com/tushar.shahani.5)HIGHLIGHTSTushar Shahani defeated Ranjit Singh to enter the men’s final of the Otters Squash OpenAishwarya Khubchandani was defeated by Sanya Vats in the women’s semi-finalsUrwashi Joshi reached the final with her victory over Radhika Rathore in the other semi finalJunior Tushar Shahani shocked second seeded Ranjit Singh in four games to enter the men’s final of the Otters Club Vedanta Squash Open here on Saturday.Shahani, who lost in the semi finals of the under-19 event held concurrently a few hours earlier, won 11-5, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8 in the semi-final contest.He will meet 3/4 seeded Abhishek Agarwal in the summit clash following the latter’s 11-8, 11-5, 11-6 verdict over Sandeep Jhangra, seeded in the 9/16 slot, in the other semi final tie.In the women’s semi-finals, Aishwarya Khubchandani’s dream run came to an end when 3/4 seed Sanya Vats overpowered her 11-7, 12-10, 11-7.Top seed Urwashi Joshi took her appointed place in the final as she breezed past 5/8 seed Radhika Rathore 11-8, 11-3, 11-6 in the other semi final.Results (all semi finals): Women: Urwashi Joshi [1] bt Radhika Rathore [5/8] 11-8, 11-3, 11-6; Sanya Vats [3/4] bt Aishwarya Khubchandani 11-7, 12-10, 11-7.Men: Abhishek Agarwal [3/4] bt Sandeep Jangra [9/16] 11-8, 11-5, 11-6; Tushar Shahani bt Ranjit Singh [2] 11-5, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8.Also Read | Singapore Open 2019: Nozomi Okuhara thrashes PV Sindhu in one-sided semi-finalAlso Read | Singapore Open: PV Sindhu seals semifinal spot; Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth knocked outAlso Watch | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli struggles to solve RCB’s loss puzzleFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow SquashFollow Ranjit SinghFollow Squashlast_img read more

Province Responds to Town of Westville

first_imgActing Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Angus MacIsaac congratulated the Town of Westville today, Nov. 6, on taking the necessary steps to ensure its citizens continue to receive essential municipal services. “We recognize and appreciate the effort of the Westville Town Council in accomplishing this goal,” said Mr. MacIsaac. Westville has negotiated an agreement with the Town of New Glasgow ensuring the delivery of municipal services such as street maintenance, engineering, and water and sewer maintenance. However, the town is still required to conduct an analysis of the best long-term option to provide effective service delivery to the people of Westville. As a result, the province, under Section 454 of the Municipal Government Act will be directing a review of the town and the issues presently facing council. Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations will be appointing an individual to conduct the review before March 31, 2008. The review will take place, in part, to ensure the progress council has made continues. In August, a ministerial order was issued by Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, over concerns about governance and the town’s ability to provide essential services to its citizens.last_img read more

Article 370 scrapping draws emotional response from people across country

first_imgKolkata: “I am overwhelmed, emotional, jubilant,” said an entrepreneur in Jammu, echoing views of large sections across the country who hailed the Modi Government’s decision on Monday to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir as “bold” and “historic”.But there were also voices of caution and apprehension especially from the Kashmir Valley and the Northeast, where several states enjoy special provisions. Amid speculation about some big decision on J-K after the central government deployed additional troops in the state and directed pilgrims and tourists to leave, many were glued to news channels on Monday morning when Home Minister Amit Shah stood up to speak in Rajya Sabha. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Within minutes of his announcement, celebrations erupted as people came out on streets, danced to the sounds of drumbeats, burst crackers and distributed sweets while raising slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’. It was an emotional moment for many Kashmiri Pandits, who were forced to flee the Valley due to militancy, as they hoped the decision would pave the way for return to their homeland with honour and dignity. “It should have been done long back. It is favourable for the nation. We are one. We should be one. We should not divide ourselves,” Pina Misri, president of Kashmir Sabha, said in Kolkata. Sushma Bhat Tiwari, who is from Kulgam district of Kashmir valley and works as a senior HR professional with a multinational company, said women like her who married non-residents will finally get their rights. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”I married a non-Kashmir several years ago and lost the right of being citizen of Jammu and Kashmir. My children were also denied right to property and citizenship due to this law. But we are happy that this has been done away with and justice done to women like me,” she said. Academicians and politicians in north-eastern states expressed apprehensions about the fate of the special provisions that protect the interests of their indigenous people. Lallianchhunga, assistant professor of the political science department in the Mizoram University, alleged that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government had been violating the federal spirits of the Constitution and moving towards a “unitary government”. Riachho, a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, said the Centre did not honour the Instrument of Accession signed on October 26, 1947, by Hari Singh.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI to Receive Arab Personality of the Year Award

Rabat- King Mohammed VI is expected at the Sharjah Cultural Palace on Wednesday, May 6th, to receive the 2015 Personality of the year for family cohesion Award. The award was bestowed on the Moroccan monarch by the Arab Family Organization (AF0) on April 19th in “recognition of his efforts and initiatives for boosting family security and safety promoting social justice.”“The choice of King Mohammed VI, King of the Kingdom of Morocco is in recognition of his constructive efforts and initiatives in the arena of family, his interest in the maintenance of security and family safety in Morocco, the establishment of community justice throughout the Kingdom of Morocco, as well as his tireless efforts to achieve social balance,” Jamal bin Obaid Al Bah, Chairman of AFO said. “King Mohammed VI is a reference in the Arab world for his venerable initiatives and humanitarian services,” he added. read more

Sales of Canadian homes worth over 1M grew substantially last year and

TORONTO — Sales of homes worth over $1 million increased in four major Canadian real estate markets last year, according to a report released by Sotheby’s International Realty on Wednesday.The Toronto area saw year-over-year sales growth of 38 per cent, while sales of Vancouver’s high-end homes rose by 25 per cent from the previous year.[np_storybar title=”Canadian housing bulls are joining real estate doubters as warnings and oil collapse sink in” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2015/01/06/canadian-housing-bulls-are-joining-real-estate-doubters-after-2014-gains/”%5DCanadians who last year brushed off predictions of a real estate slowdown and kept buying houses are increasingly joining the doubters.The nation’s households are the least optimistic since May 2013 that home prices will keep rising, according to weekly polling data compiled by Nanos Research for Bloomberg. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]Growing demand and limited supply cut down the number of days that homes stayed on the market and increased the percentage of homes in both markets that sold over the asking price, the report said. Sales grew by a “more modest” 16 per cent in Calgary and 21 per cent in Montreal, according to the study.That trend is expected to continue into 2015, with demand to outstrip supply in the Greater Toronto Area and in Vancouver. Meanwhile, the high-end real estate markets in Montreal and Calgary are expected to be balanced, according to the Sotheby’s analysis.The report notes that oil prices, which have fallen by 55 per cent since the summer due to a supply glut, could have an impact on sales of high-end homes in Calgary.“We’re really watching Calgary very closely,” Sotheby’s president and chief executive Ross McCredie said in an interview. “There’s fear out there in terms of what 2015 is going to look like if oil stays where it is today.”So far, the number of homes being sold has continued to grow in Calgary’s high-end real estate market. McCredie said while buyers may begin holding off to get a sense of where oil prices are headed, it’s unlikely that Calgary’s real estate market will go flat.As Vancouver home prices surge out of reach, businesses worry how to retain staffHouses might not be as overvalued as the Bank of Canada thinks, Moody’s report suggests“Definitely in the later part of last year you saw a lot of people waiting,” he said. “A lot of transactions didn’t end up closing or deals fell apart. I think they’re all just taking a cautious look at it.”If oil remains below $50 a barrel, that could spell trouble for Alberta’s real estate sector in general, including in the high-end segment, McCredie said.“Six months later, if oil’s still at $50 or less, I think you’re going to start to see some really concerned people there,” he said.McCredie also said that foreign investors are snatching up roughly half of the homes worth $5 million or more in Vancouver and Toronto, despite a recent report from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. that puts the foreign ownership numbers much lower.The CHMC report last month found that foreigners own only 2.4 per cent of the condos for rent in Toronto and 2.3 per cent in Vancouver.While the CHMC report noted that some areas of Vancouver and Toronto had a higher proportion of foreign condo owners — as high as 5.8 per cent in parts of Vancouver and 4.3 per cent in Toronto’s centre core — it’s still much lower than the estimated 50 per cent foreign ownership that McCredie says exists in the luxury real estate market in those two cities.“It’s not an exact science,” McCredie said. “It’s not like you can literally say, ‘Well there’s X number,’ because what we see a lot is the transaction for foreigners buying Canadian real estate happens through Canadian subcompanies.”Since many of the sales take place through Canadian companies owned by foreign individuals or corporations, those transactions wouldn’t be captured in the CMHC data, McCredie said. Sotheby’s, which markets and brokers the sales of luxury homes, is in a better position to gauge the level of foreign ownership, at least in the over $1 million market.Some critics have raised concerns that a mass selloff of foreign-owned properties could crash Canada’s real estate market in an economic downturn.But McCredie says strong underlying factors, such as historically low mortgage rates and high levels of immigration, continue to make Canadian real estate attractive to foreign buyers.“They’ve got a lot of money right now. They see Canada as a very stable marketplace. They like the story around Canada. They like coming here. They have friends and family here.” read more

Army chief tells PSC lone wolf attacks still possible

Senanayake told the PSC that soon after the Easter Sunday attacks the Police and military managed to contain the situation and dismantle the terror network. He said that the intelligence service had been strengthened following the incident and this helped contain the situation. Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake says the threat from terrorism cannot be completely ruled out.He told the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks today that while the immediate threat in Sri Lanka has been contained “lone wolf” attacks were still possible. Most parts of the session when he was questioned by the PSC was closed for the media as he felt some information is sensitive to national security. (Colombo Gazette)

Yemen UN official welcomes decree to restructure security sector

“The issuance of these decrees mark an important step in implementing Yemen’s November 2011 Transition Agreement,” said a statement issued by the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, on Monday evening. Yemen has been undergoing a democratic transition, under the leadership of Mr. Mansour, who came to power in an election in February. This followed the Transition Agreement signed by warring factions in November 2011 on a transitional settlement in the wake of widespread protests similar to those seen across the Middle East and North Africa and the resignation of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The decrees will “create the necessary conditions and take the necessary steps to integrate the armed forces under unified, national and professional leadership in the context of the rule of law,” as set forth in the Agreement, Mr. Benomar said. An important element of the transition is an all-inclusive national dialogue, scheduled to take place later this year, and whose outcome will feed into the constitution-making process that is to conclude in late 2013, enabling general elections to take place in February 2014. Last month, the Government launched the preparatory process for the national dialogue conference, and in his statement, Mr. Benomar, who had just finished a two-week visit to the country, reiterated the UN’s support for the dialogue and other transition tasks. The Special Adviser indicated he supports these measures and “calls on all concerned to work together to ensure the effective implementation of these decrees, which are essential to promoting peace and stability in Yemen.” The UN has been providing support in Yemen’s transition in four key areas: political facilitation; technical support; capacity-building; and a public information and awareness campaign. read more

Football Ryan Day to make 45 million per year over next five

Ohio State head-coach-in-waiting Ryan Day answers questions from the media during a press conference at the Fawcett Center on Dec. 4. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorRyan Day has spent only three games as head coach of Ohio State, but when he takes the reins as the full-time head coach on Jan. 2, 2019, he will immediately become one of the highest paid coaches in college football.Day will be the head coach for five years and will receive an annual pay of $4.5 million, according to his term sheet obtained by The Lantern. His contract will give him a base salary of $850,000, with media, promotions and public relations adding $2.39 million, equipment deals giving him $1.25 million and a Coca-Cola appearance of $10,000.On top of that, Day will receive separate retention payments of $250,000 if he is still the Buckeyes head coach on Jan. 31, 2022, and Jan. 31, 2024.According to a database of college football coaches’ salaries by USA Today, $4.5 million would place Day as the 18th-highest paid coach in college football. The database said Urban Meyer made $7.6 million this year, second only to Alabama’s Nick Saban, who made $8.3 million.Day was named the head coach in waiting after Meyer announced his retirement Tuesday afternoon. Day, formally the offensive coordinator, served as acting head coach when Meyer was suspended for the first three games of the season. He was paid $487,000 for his time at the helm.As offensive coordinator, Day made a base salary of $810,000 that, with incentives, could have reached as high as $1.1 million.The term sheet also lists academic bonuses for his team’s success in the classroom. He would receive $50,000 if his team has a cumulative GPA of 3.0, $100,000 if the team reaches 3.3 and $150,000 if the team averages a 3.5 GPA. The GPAs are based off both fall and spring semesters and he would receive the bonuses on May 30 each year.Of course, Day will also be rewarded for the team’s success on the field. If Ohio State wins the Big Ten East, he will be given a $50,000 bonus. On top of that, he can receive an additional $100,000 if his team wins the conference. Should the Buckeyes make it to a College Football Playoff bowl game, he will be given a $200,000 bonus. If that bowl game is a CFP semi-final game, the bonus is $250,000, however, he would receive a $350,000 if he leads the team to the finals. Should he find personal success, winning Big Ten Coach of the Year, Day would receive $50,000. He could also receive $75,000 if he is named National Coach of the Year.The term sheet also gives him an automobile stipend of $1,200 per month. Day will also be given a chance to enjoy his leisure time, with Ohio State providing Day with a membership to a mutually agreed upon golf course. The university would pay any monthly dues, but Day has to pay any personal expenses with the membership.A private jet will be available for Day to use on any university business, including recruiting visits in time not exceeding 50 hours per year. Day can also use the aircraft for 50 personal hours per year.Day can treat his family and friends to tickets to Ohio State football games with 12 football tickets per home game and five press booth credentials, with the option to buy 20 additional home tickets. Day’s spouse and family will be granted access to a suite for the games. Day will also receive two parking passes per home football game. He also will be given two tickets per home men’s basketball game. read more

The Swiss sent a protest to EHF for Chekhov

← Previous Story EURO 2012 Qual. (Round 1): Clear victories for Hungary, Croatia and Poland Next Story → Ivan Lapcevic helping second division team Swiss Handball Federation sent a official protest to EHF against decision of EHF delegate, Slovak, Jan Rudinsky, who was on the Qualification Round 1 game for EURO 2012 in Chekhow where Switzerland lost against Russia 34:36.  They have appealed against decision minute before the end, when Slovak gave a ball to Russians because irregular changes on a Swiss bench. That directly has an impact of the results, who was 36:34 at the end.In that group of Qualification for EURO 2012 are also Denmark and Belarus (Denmark won 41:33).

How you can hear Colt Cabanas podcast with CM Punk

first_img Kane Twitter Will CM Punk Ever Fight In The UFC Again? We’ve heard from many readers that they are still unable to download Colt Cabana’s latest “Art of Wrestling” podcast with former WWE star CM Punk discussing his departure from the company in great detail. A full version of the podcast has been posted on YouTube for those who have haven’t been able to access the show posted earlier this week.For more on the “Art of Wrestling” podcast, visit www.coltcabana.com. Joe Rogan Says Floyd Mayweather Should Fight CM Punk in MMA Debut Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie Facebook Laura Vandervoort Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next The Miz Google+ Now Playing Up Next Here’s Who CM Punk Might Fight At UFC 225 Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror MovieVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Did CM Punk Make A Secret Return To Wrestling? Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Videos Articles Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Wrestleview Post-RAW #51: Thoughts on Bayley’s surprise heel turn, Clash of Champions buildlast_img read more

Troopers identify driver in fatal Vancouver crash

first_imgWashington State Patrol identified the driver in a fatal crash that killed a pedestrian on state Highway 14 on Thursday night as a 49-year-old Vancouver man.Troopers say Brent K. Johnson was driving eastbound on the highway in a black 2004 Dodge Ram pickup, approaching Milepost 1.5 when he struck the unidentified pedestrian, according to a WSP release.The crash, near Columbia House Boulevard, was reported around 9:15 p.m.An 18-year-old was riding as a passenger in the truck, the release says.The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash, troopers said. The release says the pedestrian on the highway caused the crash.No criminal charges have been filed against the driver.The crash had all eastbound lanes blocked, with traffic getting by on the shoulder.last_img read more

Abused foreign spouses to get rights to remain in TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:abused spouse, immigration bill Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Aug 2015 – The House of Assembly will soon have the opportunity to consider an amendment to the Immigration Bill which should protect abused spouses of Turks and Caicos Islanders. It has long been an issue that these multi-national marriages, which end in chaos, can lead to alleged unfair treatment of the foreign partner. It seems the PNP Administration is moving to level the playing field with a change that would make it perfectly legally for a foreign partner to remain in the country. Those Cabinet minutes explained: “The effect of this Bill is to amend the definition of “gainful occupation” and to make provision for the foreign spouses of TCI Status-holders to continue to work in the Islands in circumstances where they are no longer living together with their spouse because said spouse have treated them cruelly, causing them hardships.” Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultations More pathways to Citizenship in TCI to enlarge franchise Immigration Bill passes through Houselast_img read more

City approves extended contract for homeless bridge shelters

first_img Posted: September 18, 2018 Sasha Foo, September 18, 2018 Sasha Foo Updated: 7:57 AMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego’s City Council approved $8.4 million in new funding for the three homeless bridge shelters. Close to 700 men, women and children have been sheltered in the large industrial tents for the last nine months.Acting as the Housing Authority, the city council agreed Tuesday to terms of a 9 month contract extension with Alpha Project, Father Joe’s Villages, and Veterans Village. There are two big changes in the new contract. Spending increased by nearly $1 million in the new contract to pay for 14 additional full time positions. In recommendations from a third party evaluator called Focus Strategies, the evaluator said more case managers and housing specialists could help people make a faster transition from the tents to stable, more permanent housing.The contract also includes a revised goal for those who are in need of more permanent housing. In the previous contract, the target was to move 65% of shelter occupants into housing. The new agreement knocks that goal down to 30% which the evaluator considered more realistic. Mayor Kevin Faulconer conceded that the city does not have enough low cost housing, but he said the city has been successful in helping more than 330 people find housing since the tents opened. City approves extended contract for homeless bridge shelters Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Water Levels Are Down Now Its Time To Clean Up The River

first_imgWater levels are down in most of the rivers on the Kenai Peninsula, and that means it’s time to make the extra effort in your days on the river to clean up as much as you can while you can. Anyone can volunteer with Stream Watch. Main: “The more the merrier, no matter whether it’s part of our organization or not. Folks can keep an eye out for one of our events, or one of our coordinators.”  Stream Watch volunteers are hoping that people spend more time thinking about how critically important the river is to the community. Alice Main from Stream Watch: “It’s always good to mitigate our impacts where we can, and clean up where we can.” Stream Watch Started in 1994 by a group of concerned citizens and the Chugach National Forest, this volunteer driven program has grown from a grassroots collective of 10 to a volunteer movement of 180+ volunteers who are making a difference for rivers on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. For any questions call (907) 260-5449 x 1205. Photo courtesy of Stream Watchlast_img read more

The FDA is investigating 120 cases of seizures after vaping

first_imgA man smokes an electronic cigarette inside a vape shop in Washington. Alastair Pike / AFP/Getty Images On Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that its officials are working with state health authorities to examine a growing number of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarette use. But it’s not the only federal agency actively investigating vaping-related health issues.Earlier this month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has continued to look into a potential link between vaping and seizures. As of Aug. 7, the agency has received 127 reports of seizure or other neurological symptoms, such as fainting or tremors, that occurred after vaping between 2010 and 2019. That’s 92 additional cases since April 3, 2019, when the FDA issued its first statement, alerting people to the potential link. Read more: A timeline of recent Juul and vaping controversies “Although we still don’t have enough information to determine if e-cigarettes are causing these reported incidents, we believe it’s critical to keep the public updated on the information we’ve received based on the agency’s initial request for reports earlier this year,” Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless said in the latest statement.  Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Get your vitamins by vaping 4:37 Post a commentcenter_img More than 100 cases over nine years isn’t a lot — especially compared to the total number of people using e-cigarettes — but the FDA believes cases may have gone unreported and that the potential issue warrants a scientific investigation regardless. There’s certainly a sound basis for concern: Seizures are a known potential side effect of nicotine poisoning and there have been case studies showing that people who accidentally or intentionally swallow e-liquids that contain nicotine experience seizures or seizure-like movements. juul-and-podsJuul devices are small and easy to hide from authority figures, which is likely one reason they’ve become so popular with teens. truthinitiative.org While vaporizer cartridges contain varying levels of nicotine, some e-cigarettes design features can make it easy for a user to consume high levels of nicotine quickly. For instance, Juul Labs’ Juulpods contain as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes and the company claims its nicotine salt formulation is as easy to inhale as cigarettes and delivers nicotine up to 2.7 times faster than other e-cigarettes. Packaging can also be misleading: One study found that some e-liquids contained up to 52% more nicotine than stated. Proving a direct connection between vaping and seizures, however, has proven difficult. The reports the FDA has received haven’t provided enough detail to establish a clear pattern or cause, according to the FDA’s first statement:  “Seizures have been reported among first-time e-cigarette users and experienced users. In a few situations, e-cigarette users reported a prior history of seizure diagnosis. A few reported cases indicated that the seizures occurred in association with the use of other substances such as marijuana or amphetamines. Seizures have been reported as occurring after a few puffs or up to one day after use.”As the FDA continues its investigation, the agency is asking that consumers report any unexpected health or product issues experienced with e-cigarettes or any tobacco product to the FDA through the Safety Reporting Portal. Read more: How to quit Juuling, according to addiction expertsThe information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.  0 Tags Wellnesslast_img read more

Trump Jr Says In Retrospect He Would Have Handled Russia Meeting Differently

first_img Share Richard Drew/APDonald Trump Jr. appears on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program on Tuesday to discuss his meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016 after promises of getting damaging information about Hillary Clinton.Updated at 11:35 p.m. ETDonald Trump Jr. acknowledged in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday that “in retrospect, I probably would have done things a little differently” when meeting last year with a Kremlin-linked attorney in hopes of gaining damaging information on Hillary Clinton.In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, President Trump’s eldest son explained that he met with attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya at the urging of publicist Rob Goldstone because he “wanted to hear it out” to see what type of details they had.“I had been reading about scandals that people were probably underreporting for a long time, so maybe it was something that had to do with one of those things,” Trump Jr. said.Goldstone described the information “that would incriminate” Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” He also described the woman Trump Jr. would later meet as a “Russian government attorney.” Asked whether any “sirens” went off for him, Trump Jr. said, “Honestly, I don’t know.” He added it was “pre-Russia fever” and “pre-Russia mania.”“So I don’t even think my sirens went up, or the antennas went up at this time, because it wasn’t the issue that it’s been made out to be over the last nine months, 10 months, since it really became a thing,” Trump Jr. said.He also characterized the meeting as a “courtesy” to Goldstone, a business acquaintance.“I didn’t know if there was any credibility, I didn’t know if there was anything behind it, I can’t vouch for the information. Someone sent me an email. I can’t help what someone sends me. I read it, I responded accordingly,” Trump Jr. told Hannity.The president’s son posted an email exchange about setting up the June 2016 meeting on Tuesday morning just before The New York Times, which initially broke the story of the meeting over the weekend, was about to publish the emails.Trump Jr. reiterated that he was willing to cooperate with congressional committees that are investigating Russia and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, and he told Hannity that would include testifying under oath.“I just want the truth to get out there,” Trump Jr. said. “And that’s part of why I released all the stuff today, I wanted to get it all out there.”Ultimately, the meeting — which was also attended by Trump’s then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who now serves as a White House senior adviser — was a bust, Trump Jr. said. He added that Kushner left the meeting after about five minutes and Manafort spent most of the meeting on his phone.“I wouldn’t have even remembered it until you started scouring through this stuff,” the president’s son said. “It was literally just a wasted 20 minutes, which was a shame.”Trump Jr. also said he never told his father about the meeting, because “there was nothing to tell.”As to whether he has ever held additional meetings with Russians, Trump Jr. said, “I don’t even know, I’ve probably met with other people from Russia … not in the context of actual, a formalized meeting or anything like that, because why would I?”In one of the June 2016 emails to Trump Jr., Goldstone said, “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”Trump Jr. wrote back, “if it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”Aside from the emails and meeting, Hannity focused much of his program on bashing the mainstream media, inviting Trump Jr. to do so as well.“They’re trying drag out the story, in all fairness,” the Trump son said. “They have it, they want to drip a little bit today, drip a little bit then; it’s like, here it is. I’m more than happy to be transparent about it, and I’m more than happy to cooperate with everyone.”As NPR’s Peter Overby and Marilyn Geewax note, the situation has put Trump Jr. in legal hot water because there is a federal law that says “foreign nationals cannot ‘directly or indirectly’ give a ‘thing of value’ to American political campaigns. Moreover, the law says no one is allowed to ‘solicit, accept, or receive’ any thing of value from a foreign national to help a candidate.”The White House stood behind Trump Jr. on Tuesday as the controversy was unfolding, with White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders reading a statement from the president saying, “My son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency.” Ahead of the Hannity segment airing, Trump promoted the interview on his personal Twitter account, calling his son “a great person who loves our country!”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

International visitors spend big stay longer on Sunshine Coast

first_imgA 40.8% increase in American tourists, a 95% increase in visitor nights by Germans, and continued growth in the New Zealand market saw the Sunshine Coast record a 7.1% increase in international visitor nights to 2.9 million visitor nights in the year ending March 2016.The VS) statistics from Tourism Research Australia also revealed that holiday nights spent on the Sunshine Coast were up 29% to 1.6 million, and average length of stay increased 24.2% to 7.7 nights per visit.International tourism expenditure increased 17.8% to $236 million, close to the highpoint in international expenditure reached in March 2010.A feature of the latest IVS figures was the growth in the American market. With the ‘Bindi factor’ (the success of Bindi Irwin in America’s Dancing with the Stars) reaching a crescendo in late 2015, the spotlight on the Sunshine Coast translated into a growth rate in US visitors of 40.8%, compared to the Queensland average growth rate of 19% for the same period.“The massive increase in international visitor nights and expenditure is a result of our targeted activity in the traditionally long-stay and high-yield American and European markets over the past year,” said acting CEO of Visit Sunshine Coast, Simon Latchford.“Bindi Irwin’s high profile success in Dancing with the Stars and her focus on her Sunshine Coast home and Australia Zoo have created a very positive image for the region, and our marketing campaigns in Germany have been equally effective.“By focusing on the diversity of activities available to visitors we have managed to substantially increase the length of stay and the resulting expenditure.“With the green light given for expansion of Sunshine Coast Airport and with Brisbane Airport attracting new international flights from North America and Asia, we are very optimistic about our growth prospects in both the shorter and longer terms, especially with the rapidly growing demand for nature tourism in our key source markets.” Visit Sunshine Coast Source = Visit Sunshine Coastlast_img read more

The Truth About Millennials Who Live at Home

first_imgThe Truth About Millennials Who Live at Home Share living at home Millennials Pew Research Center 2016-05-31 Staff Writer For the first time in modern history, millennials who live with their parents beats out other living arrangements. So why is this generation not leaving their parent’s nest?New research from Pew Research Center shows that this group of young adults are not the generation that society characterizes them to be. Instead, demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment, and employment have changed the way young adults in the U.S. are living.In 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they were to be living with a spouse or partner in their own household, the research showed. The report found that 32.1 percent of millennials are living in their parent(s)’ home, 31.6 percent are married or cohabiting in their own household. Meanwhile, 14 percent head up a household in which they lived alone, were a single parent, or lived with one or more roommates and 22 percent have other living arrangements.”This turn of events is fueled primarily by the dramatic drop in the share of young Americans who are choosing to settle down romantically before age 35,” said Richard Fry, Senior Researcher at Pew. “Dating back to 1880, the most common living arrangement among young adults has been living with a romantic partner, whether a spouse or a significant other. This type of arrangement peaked around 1960, when 62 percent of the nation’s 18- to 34-year-olds were living with a spouse or partner in their own household, and only one-in-five were living with their parents.”Although the number of millennials living at home seems high, it is not the highest it has ever been. In fact, Pew reported in 1940, this type of living arrangement peaked at 35 percent of the nation’s 18- to 34-year-olds living at home with mom and dad.”What has changed, instead, is the relative share adopting different ways of living in early adulthood, with the decline of romantic coupling pushing living at home to the top of a much less uniform list of living arrangements,” Fry said.center_img May 31, 2016 450 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

From now until 2 February 2017 guests of the Four

first_imgFrom now until 2 February 2017, guests of the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver are invited to book a 10-course dinner complete with Champagne, sake, wine and cognac pairings in celebration of Chinese New Year. The CAD 888 per person price tag includes dishes such as crispy suckling pig, sautéed live lobster meat with black truffle, braised whole Japanese dry abalone with foie gras and much more.The dinner includes private dining space in Four Seasons legendary Chartwell or Seasons ballrooms, a private Chinese cuisine chef, individualised butler service per person, gorgeous florals, table décor andcomplimentary valet parking.Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver offers customised Chinese catering services all year round from its culturally-authentic kitchen, using specialised equipment and expert chefs.last_img read more

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