By Ryan CrossApr. 26, 2017 , 5:15 PM One marcher at the March for Science in Washington, D.C., shows his support for scientists running for Congress. 314 Action, named after the first three digits of pi, was founded by former chemist Shaughnessy Naughton, who unsuccessfully ran for Pennsylvania’s eighth congressional district in 2014. Naughton kicked off the day on a positive note, telling the crowd that “running for office is a lot easier than getting your Ph.D.” Although the group is not a direct result of the election of Donald Trump to the White House—it was founded last summer—Naughton said that the current administration “has been a catalyst for scientists to step up and get involved.” 314 Action currently has coordinators in 35 states and says it has received inquiries from about 5000 scientists.Naughton says her group embraces “a broad definition of scientist.” Attendees at the day-long Washington, D.C., workshop included a high school science teacher, a developmental psychologist, and an industrial engineer.Despite the academic diversity, environmental issues emerged as a central rallying cry for the group. Sir Robert Watson, whose career has included positions as a scientific adviser for the World Bank and the White House, as well as chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, gave an impassioned, data-heavy speech identifying climate change and biodiversity loss as the two greatest threats to human health.One active politician-scientist at the event was Philip Stoddard, a full time biology professor at Florida International University in Miami who is now in his fourth term as mayor of South Miami. He warned against campaigning only on megaissues such as climate change, however, and recommended emphasizing local concerns, too. “Larger issues you think are important are not going to get you elected,” Stoddard told ScienceInsider.Mixed reactionsAfter hearing from speakers about the difficulties of campaigning and getting occasionally conflicting advice from panelists— a tribute to the nonlinear nature of politics—participants had mixed reactions. Steven Woyach, a computer game designer in Palo Alto, California, who has “been throwing around the idea of running for office for a long time,” said the event made the notion seem simultaneously “more doable and more daunting.”Biomedical researcher Patricia Zornio, who works at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, said she is “seriously considering” running in 2020 as a Democrat for the Colorado Senate seat currently held by Senator Cory Gardner (R). Zornio said she was “incredibly energized to meet so many people here that want to help.” But she still wasn’t used to reporters asking her about her background and political opinions. “You know, when I go to a conference, people never ask me about me,” she said, laughing. “They always ask about my data.”Elaine DiMasi said her science career as physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory for 21 years has prepared her well for politics. “Scientists welcome complexity,” she says. “We know that if you touch one piece of the health care system, you change everything else. We say, ‘Good, let’s see how we can analyze that.’” DiMasi is considering running as a Democrat in New York’s first congressional district, a seat currently held by Republican Representative Lee Zeldin.Kathryn Allen, a family physician who is planning to run as a Democrat for Utah’s third congressional district in 2018, emerged as a star in the crowd, winning applause when one attendee announced during a Q&A session that the district’s current office holder, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R), had just announced he would not run for re-election in 2018.But one attendee, who asked to remain anonymous, expressed concern about the group’s partisanship. Currently, 314 Action supports only Democrats. Many of the workshop participants self-identified as Democrats or political progressives (although Naughton said that scientists of any political party were welcome to attend the event). Naughton says she is interested in setting up a designated fund to support Republicans, but so far no right-leaning potential candidates have contacted her. “The Republican Party’s platform is just not acceptable on climate change,” she says.It will be months before the public learns just how many of 314 Action’s trainees try to find a place on a ballot. But Patrick Madden, a computer scientist at the State University of New York in Binghamton who plans to run for that state’s 22nd district congressional seat, says he was emboldened by the event. “The skillset in that room was insane,” he said. And although “every last one of us could make more money doing something else,” he was impressed at the number who are thinking about making the leap into politics. Self-promotion, pithy sound bites, and political advocacy aren’t always the traits of researchers. But those are the skills a group of 60 scientifically trained attendees were encouraged to embrace last week at an event in Washington, D.C., that was part boot camp and part pep rally for scientists and those employed in technical fields who are considering running for local, state, or national offices. Judging by the reactions of those in attendance, however, it may be some time before the nation sees a large number of science-savvy candidates out on the stump.The 20 April gathering, organized by a group called 314 Action that aims to encourage more scientists and engineers to run for office, was one of a number of events held in advance of the 22 April March for Science. The group’s recruitments have been amply covered by the media, and a few of the wanna-be candidates in attendance—who came from all over the nation—seemed at ease hopping amongst the reporters and camera crews, eager to share their stories and ambitions.But many others appeared downright anxious and unsure, and hesitated when asked about their political views, hometowns and workplaces by ScienceInsider. A few even asked to remain anonymous, concerned about potential repercussions back home if they were associated with political activity. 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With the job market extremely tight, even the small stuff counts, especially when you’re on a job interview. That’s why it’s so important not to say or do the wrong things, since that first impression could end up being the last one. With that in mind, here are seven deadly sins of job interviewing.Don’t Be Late To the Interview Even if you car broke down or the subway derailed, do everything you can to get to that job interview on time. “If you have a legitimate excuse it’s still hard to bounce back,” says Pamela Skillings, co-founder of job coaching firm Skillful Communications. “People are suspicious because they hear the same excuses all the time.”On the flip side, you don’t want to show up too early and risk appearing desperate, but you do want to be there at least five minutes early or at the very least on time.”Don’t Show Up UnpreparedIt seems simple, but countless people go on job interviews knowing very little about the company they are interviewing with when all it would take is a simple Google search to find out. As a result, they end up asking obvious questions, which signal to the interviewer that they are too lazy to prepare. “Don’t ask if the company is public or private, how long it’s been in business and where they do their manufacturing,” says Mark Jaffe, president of Wyatt & Jaffe, the executive search firm. “Sharpen your pencil before you go to school.”Don’t Ask About Salary, Benefits, Perks Your initial interview with a company shouldn’t be about what the company can do for you, but what you can do for the company. Which means the interview isn’t the time to ask about the severance package, vacation time or health plan. Instead you should be selling yourself as to why the company can’t live without you. “Your interest should be about the job and what your responsibilities will be,” says Terry Pile, Principal Consultant of Career Advisors. “Asking about vacation, sick leave, 401K, salary and benefits should be avoided at all costs.”Don’t Focus On Future Roles Instead Of The Job At Hand The job interview is not the time or place to ask about advancement opportunities or how to become the CEO. You need to be interested in the job you are actually interviewing for. Sure, a company wants to see that you are ambitious, but they also want assurances you are committed to the job you’re being hired for. “You can’t come with an agenda that this job is just a stepping stone to bigger and better things,” says Jaffe.Don’t Turn The Weakness Question Into A PositiveTo put it bluntly, interviewers are not idiots. So when they ask you about a weakness and you say you work too hard or you are too much of a perfectionist, chances are they are more apt to roll their eyes than be blown away. Instead, be honest and come up with a weakness that can be improved on and won’t ruin your chances of getting a job. For instance, if you are interviewing for a project management position, it wouldn’t be wise to say you have poor organizational skills, but it’s ok to say you want to learn more shortcuts in Excel. “Talk about the skills you don’t have that will add value, but aren’t required for the job,” says Pile.Don’t Lie Many people think its ok to exaggerate their experience or fib about a firing on a job interview, but lying can be a surefire way not to get hired. Even if you get through the interview process with your half truths, chances are you won’t be equipped to handle the job you were hired to do. Not to mention the more you lie the more likely you are to slip up. “Don’t exaggerate, don’t make things bigger than they are and don’t claim credit for accomplishments you didn’t do,” says Jaffe. “You leave so much room in your brain if you don’t have to fill it with which lie you told which person.”Don’t Ask If There’s Any Reason You Shouldn’t Be HiredWell meaning career experts will tell you to close your interview by asking if there is any reason you wouldn’t be hired. While that question can give you an idea of where you stand and afford you the opportunity to address any concerns, there’s no guarantee the interviewer is going to be truthful with you or has even processed your information enough to even think about that. “All you are doing is prompting them to think about what’s wrong with you,” says Skillings.
Jadon Sancho and Borussia Dortmund’s title-chasing novices have been slammed as “immature” by club legend Matthias Sammer, with the Bundesliga leaders enduring an untimely wobble.Lucien Favre’s young side have earned plenty of plaudits this season and appeared set to end the domestic dominance of Bayern Munich at one stage.They are still four points clear at the top of the table, but have played a game more than their closest challengers and won only one of their last five games in the German top flight. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Dortmund’s most recent setback came away at Augsburg on Friday, as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat, and their ability to sustain a challenge for the crown has been called into question.Sammer, who won two titles and the Champions League during his time at the Westfalenstadion, told Eurosport on how the positive of youth is now becoming a negative: “This is Borussia Dortmund, where people think: ‘We are already the German champion’.“But they are immature. You could see it for some time now.“Do all the players really know what they are up against? [Achraf] Hakimi does not, Sancho does not, [Dan-Axel] Zagadou does not. They do not know.“Those three, plus ten kilometres less running overall and you have a match where you play with four players less.”Sammer added on the supposed lack of maturity in the Dortmund ranks: “That’s what makes champions.“But you can’t be a champion, when you’re 19 or 20 years old. Sancho is 18… how is that supposed to work?“Of course there are factors like tactics, positioning, spaces, but that match is decided in your head. More in the head than with your legs.“Look at the team and the players I just mentioned and their potential. It is not always about reaching your full potential, but with 60 or 70 per cent it does not work.”England international Sancho has starred for Dortmund this season, despite the recent stumble as a collective.He has netted eight goals and recorded 10 assists in the Bundesliga and will be hoping to make more of a telling contribution over the coming weeks as a first title since 2012 is chased down.
I-League I-League: AIFF extends last date to submit bid documents Last updated 2 years ago 04:25 8/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AIFF Media I-League The Indian FA have provided more time to the prospective investors to submit their documents… The All India Football Federation (AIFF) have extended the time to submit the bid documents for a direct entry into the I-League by a week. The interested parties can now send in their papers by September 8.The date for reviewing the bid documents hasn’t been set yet though it is believed to be sometime around the second or third week of September.It must be noted that the AIFF had rejected the bids from three teams earlier this month as they failed to comply with the minimum requirement. Thereafter, the Indian FA offered them another opportunity by floating a fresh tender on August 22. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina It will be interested to see whether Crown Sports (Rajasthan), Gokulam (Kerala) or Ozone FC (Bangalore) can make the cut for the upcoming edition of the country’s top division league.As of now, the I-League has nine teams with the inclusion of Arrows.
eSports FIFA 18 Ultimate Team of the Week: Alexis & Iniesta lead TOTW6 Ronan Murphy 23:45 10/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty eSports A. Sánchez Athletic Club v Barcelona Arsenal v Swansea City Barcelona Arsenal Premier League Primera División The Arsenal and Barcelona duo lead this week’s in-form selection, with Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi also getting upgraded after a two-goal showing The sixth Team of the Week for FIFA 18 has been announced, with Alexis Sanchez included after his excellent performance for Arsenal against Everton.Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic and Manchester City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi are also named in the starting XI. Michy Batshuayi has also been rewarded after coming off the bench to score twice for Chelsea against Watford, while 3. Liga goalkeeper Tom Muller is one of two silver players in the squad thanks to an amazing showing where he saved a penalty before scoring a late equaliser for Hallescher.The Team of the Week is available from 1800 BST on October 25 until Wednesday, November 1. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player STARTING XIGK – Handanovič – Inter – 87>88CB – Otamendi – Manchester City – 83>85LB – Kolarov – Roma – 79>82CB – Hilton – Montpellier HSC – 78>84LM – Iniesta – FC Barcelona – 87>88CDM – Luiz Gustavo – Olympique de Marseille – 80>83LM – Brandt – Bayer 04 Leverkusen – 80>83LF – Sánchez – Arsenal – 89>90ST – Dost – Sporting CP – 83>85RM – Mahrez – Leicester City – 83>85ST – Batshuayi – Chelsea – 80>83BENCHGK – Müller – Hallescher FC – 58>68RB – Ricardo Pereira – FC Porto – 80>83RM – Valencia – Tigres U.A.N.L. – 76>81LM – Gonçalo Guedes – Valencia CF – 74>80RM – Šural – Sparta Praha – 72>79RW – David Neres – Ajax – 74>80ST – Füllkrug – Hannover 96 – 73>79RESERVESCM – Mooy – Huddersfield Town – 77>82CAM – Ilsinho – Philadelphia Union – 67>76ST – Kiese Thelin – Waasland-Beveren – 71>78LW – Sørloth – FC Midtjylland – 69>82RW – Juklerød – Vålerenga – 60>70
Share via Email The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Share on Twitter “The boys haven’t even spoken about it – we just go from day to day, get on with our preparations,” said Farrell. “World Rugby has been in touch with us and they are as keen as we are to get this game played. I believe there’s a contingency plan in place. We just get on with our day job and best prepare every single day and we’ll see what comes with that. The weather forecast changes all the time anyway. So we won’t probably know until 48 hours out from the game.”Any games cancelled at the World Cup due to weather problems are registered as scoreless draws. That scenario would allow Scotland the chance to leapfrog Ireland into second place, should Gregor Townsend’s menbeat both Russia on Wednesday and hosts Japan on Sunday.Previous predictions of typhoons hitting Japan and disrupting the tournament have so far proved wide of the mark. Typhoon Mitag had threatened France’s clash with the USA in Fukuoka last week, but the match was completed without issue.World Rugby is monitoring the situation and will issue further updates as the situation develops. “It is still too early to determine what, if any, impact there will be on match or training activities,” said a World Rugby spokesman.Wales complete their Pool D programme by tackling Uruguay next Sunday in Kumamoto, which is less than 70 miles from Fukuoka, though if Warren Gatland’s team have beaten Fiji in Oita on Wednesday, they will already be through to the quarter-finals.Asked about the possibility of adverse weather later this week, the Wales head coach: “There is nothing you can do about that. I don’t want to waste any negative energy on something that I can’t change. We’ve had some updates in the past from World Rugby about potential weather stuff and we will deal with that when it comes. We won’t be thinking about that. 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Meanwhile, Gregor Townsend has made 14 changes to his Scotland line-up for Wednesday’s crucial clash with Russia in Shizuoka.Edinburgh wing Darcy Graham is the only man to keep his place from last week’s 34-0 hammering of Samoa as Townsend looks to keep his top stars fresh for Sunday’s decisive final Pool A showdown with Japan.With the Scots needing to take all five points on offer against the Bears before beating the hosts at the weekend, while also ensuring the Brave Blossoms do not outscore them on the bonus point front, Townsend has decided to take no chances by asking too many of his players to turn out twice in the space of four days.On Tuesday, South Africa face Canada in Kobe and are expected to win comfortably. It is no surprise, therefore, that head coach, Rassie Erasmus, has made 13 changes from the team that beat Italy 49-3 on Friday. One player who has kept his place is captain Siya Kolisi who, having recovered from a knee injury that threatened to rule him out of the tournament altogether, is keen to get more minutes in his legs as the Springboks look to seal a quarter-final place from Pool B.“Physically I feel good,” he said. “The form is getting better and better. I put a lot of pressure on myself, and I’m always looking for work on the field and to try and do more. I just think it is better for me to keep on playing.” Support The Guardian Andy Farrell believes World Rugby are as keen as Ireland to see Saturday’s final Pool A clash with Samoa completed, despite the threat of Typhoon Hagibis.World Rugby is monitoring the new typhoon that could hit Japan on Saturday and stop Ireland’s World Cup campaign in its tracks. Typhoon Hagibis has formed in the Western Pacific Ocean off the south coast of Japan, with forecasts suggesting it could hit the island of Kyushu this weekend.Ireland face Samoa in the Kyushu city of Fukuoka on Saturday, where Joe Schmidt’s men need a bonus-point victory to seal a place in the quarter-finals. But defence coach Farrell confirmed World Rugby had been in touch and that there are contingency plans in place to ensure the match goes ahead, which could even include moving venue. Kinghorn; Seymour, Taylor, P Horne, Graham; Hastings, G Horne; Reid, Turner, Fagerson; Cummings, Toolis; Barclay, Brown, Wilson.Replacements: McInally, Berghan, Nel, Gilchrist, Bradbury, Ritchie, Pyrgos, Harris. Rugby World Cup Share on LinkedIn Ireland rugby union team Share on WhatsApp Rugby union Samoa rugby union team Reuse this content Since you’re here… Share on Facebook news Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest
denzel washington ap tweetBack in the 1970s, Denzel Washington, now one of the most famous actors on the planet, played basketball at Fordham for head coach P.J. Carlesimo. Apparently, he was so successful, that decades later, he’s being recognized for his greatness.…or, the AP just made a fairly big typo.Thursday, the Associated Press named its Player of the Year, which is actually Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine. In their tweet to announce the news, they accidentally named Denzel Washington as the winner.The AP later corrected the mistake and poked some fun at itself.Sorry Denzel Washington. We do love you, but Denzel Valentine is actually AP Player of Year https://t.co/9lsVtHDL1b pic.twitter.com/bvucSh5G5D— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) March 31, 2016 Well, that was fun. In all seriousness, congratulations to Denzel Valentine.
shelby erdahl finishes raceIf you’ve ever suffered an Achilles injury, you know that there’s a great deal of pain involved. This week, a runner named Shelby Erdahl, who competes for Idaho State, put on one of the most gutty performances of the year – while finishing in last place.Erdahl, who just needed to complete the 400-meter hurdles at the Big Sky Championships to score a point for her team, did just that – despite tearing her Achilles early on in the race. Video of Erdahl struggling to get through the race – including clearing hurdles – has now gone viral. Check it out: Props to Erdahl for toughing it out for her teammates. For those wondering, she had successful surgery on Wednesday. Well done.
Here’s what we think the AP Poll will look like when it’s unveiled on Sunday.AlabamaClemsonOhio StateGeorgiaLSUOklahomaAuburnWisconsinFloridaNotre DameTexasPenn StateOregonIowaBoise StateWashingtonUtah (playing Washington State tonight)MichiganUCFMichigan StateOklahoma State (with win against Kansas State)Texas A&MWake ForestVirginiaCaliforniaCollege football fans – do we have it right? BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 14: Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scrambles in the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)The Clemson Tigers have been the No. 1 ranked team in the country through the first five weeks of college football. After a close call against North Carolina, we think that changes on Sunday afternoon.Clemson struggled all afternoon against the Tar Heels, and needed a big defensive stop on a two-point conversion try to prevail. Right now, the Tigers don’t look like the best team in the country.Alabama, meanwhile, looked dominant against Ole Miss. Ohio State also put on an impressive performance against Nebraska, staking its claim.Despite a lack of upsets, we think there is going to be a decent shake-up this week in the polls.
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zoom Stolt-Nielsen Limited has agreed to acquire the chemical tanker operations of Jo Tankers comprising 13 chemical tankers and a 50% share in a joint venture with eight chemical tanker newbuildings. The total purchase price is approximately USD 575 million, the Oslo-listed bulk liquid chemicals transporter said, including the proportional share of the newbuildings in the joint venture. Funding for the transaction has been secured through some of Stolt-Nielsen Limited’s main banks with a combination of bridge financing, secured term loans and available corporate funds.The transaction is subject to competition authority approval, with a decision expected before the end of September 2016.The 13 chemical tankers consist of eight all stainless steel ships, ranging from 19,000 dwt to 38,000 dwt, and five ships with a combination of stainless steel and coated tanks, all of approximately 37,000 dwt. Six of the 13 ships have been on time charter to Stolt Tankers for the last five years.The newbuildings included in the transaction consist of eight all stainless steel ships of 33,000 dwt on order from New Times Shipbuilding in China, the first of which was delivered in early July 2016. The seven remaining newbuildings are to be delivered in the second half of 2016 and in 2017.“The transaction covers the tonnage replacement needs of our current chemical tanker fleet for the next several years,” Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer of Stolt-Nielsen Limited, said.”While giving us some operational savings, it adds new trade routes to our service offering, thus expanding our presence on key tradelanes and enabling us to better serve the needs of our global customer base.”
Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has further decreased its fleet as it opted to sell its 2007-built LR1 tanker Classy Victoria, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Build by Japan’s Onomichi Dockyard, the vessel was sold to an unknown buyer for a price of USD 18 million.Additionally, the sale contract for the 75,000 dwt tanker provides purchase options to MOL.VesselsValue data shows that the sale agreement was reached on October 7, the same day that MOL decided to sell another Capesize bulk carrier for a price of USD 28 million.The vessel in question is the 180,700 dwt Sampaguita Dream, which was sold to an undisclosed Far Eastern buyer.The move was a part of the company’s selling spree as part of its restructuring plan announced earlier this year.So far in 2016, MOL reached agreements to sell a total of nine vessels, namely, five Capesize vessels, a Handy chemical tanker, a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), an LPG and LR1 tanker.World Maritime News Staff
The pilot program, Scale-Up Hub: Cambridge, in Massachusetts, designed to help high-tech innovative companies tap into northeastern U.S. markets has concluded its one-year period. The first group, which consists of 4Deep Inwater Imaging and MindSea from Halifax and Aerotec Engines from Beaver Bank, is reporting positive return on sales, increased job growth and the development of strategic partnerships. “This program pushed us to take advantage of growth opportunities within new markets faster,” said Philip Burchinshaw, director, sales and marketing at Aerotec Engines, one of Canada’s leading aircraft piston engine overhaul shops. “We’ve increased revenues, we’ve been able to invest in Aerotec, and with that comes more employees. Our company has grown significantly in size because of this program.” Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) invested about $260,000 to build, promote, and activate the program. The participating companies had to commit time and pay a program fee. Through their participation they have generated over $2 million dollars in new, incremental sales in New England. “NSBI recognized that high-growth export companies needed a new approach,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Business. “NSBI created this innovative, collaborative pilot and a year later, the success of the participating companies is a truly encouraging sign.” The program provided companies with access to a dedicated in-market business development consultant and collaborative working space in Cambridge for one year. Companies used the Scale-up Hub services to seek out meetings with potential customers and partners. “There’s always a lot of work in developing a new market, and this past year was a lot of work on the ground, but by leveraging this program we were set up for success,” said Bill Wilson, founder of MindSea, a mobile app design and development agency. “The partnerships we’ve built through this program have had a big impact on our business here at home.” Beyond sales, many in-market connections and partnerships were established over the pilot year, enhancing cross-border collaboration between Boston’s large innovative economy and Nova Scotia’s growing technology-driven companies. This includes a formal partnership between the Scale-Up Hub and the MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge. “We were immersed in one of the most innovative ecosystems in the region, enabling us to leverage the larger Cambridge ecosystem via the MIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge Startup Spotlight program,” said Stephen Jones, CEO, 4Deep Inwater Imaging, which makes cutting-edge microscopes that can operate in the water in real time. “This helped with our goal of developing our brand’s awareness and showcasing our technology’s capabilities. “We now have strategic partners in a broader scope of industries that are looking at applying our tech in their processes.” The pilot program leveraged the strong historical and cultural ties between the Atlantic region and New England and helped companies develop their business through targeted access to export markets in Massachusetts and the broader United States northeast. “We’re really pleased with the outcomes resulting from the pilot,” said Laurel Broten, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc., “We took a risk with this program and it’s been a rewarding and valuable year with our clients reporting significant sales growth for their Nova Scotia-based operations.” To learn move about the companies participating in the program, visit www.Instagram.com/NovaScotiaBusiness . Companies interested in the next intake period for the program should contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
New Delhi: Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of an elderly couple and their maid in Delhi’s Vasant Vihar, the police said on Wednesday. Bodies of Vishnu Mathur, 78, Shashi Mathur, 75, and their maid Khushbu Nautiyal, 24, were found with stab marks inside their residence on Sunday. Further investigation is underway.
Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who will be seen in “One Day: Justice Delivered”, says the audience has evolved enough to celebrate a good story that goes beyond box office numbers. Asked about his views on the changing business of cinema where many films that do not do good numbers in the theatres get appreciation once they are available on OTT platforms, Anupam told IANS: “I think the best thing that has happened in the last couple of years… which is great for filmmakers and actors like us, is that the audience wants to watch intelligent stories. And success of all films are not defined by box office numbers.” Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography “Since we have the digital release of films these days, we know there is content that the audience would enjoy in intimate viewing rather than community viewing. Now a group of audience is growing… that does not watch films that insult their intellect,” added the actor, who plays a retired judge in “One Day: Justice Delivered”. Directed by Ashok Nanda, the film also features Esha Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Anant Mahadevan. Sharing an insight into his character in the film, Anupam said: “It so happens that in our courts, the judge delivers a decision on any case based on evidence and the rule book of the law. Therefore, many times an innocent person, due to lack of evidence does not get justice. My character goes deeper than just being a judge.” “He goes behind those criminals and finds out the truth as a normal human being, that he otherwise can’t do as a judge, following the rule book of law.” The film releases on Friday.
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) He may have missed out on his maiden T20 century by three runs, but the sportsman that he is Shikhar Dhawan was all smiles when Colin Ingram hit a six to take Delhi Capitals home against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. While team advisor Sourav Ganguly called him a class act, the opener said that the team always comes before personal goals. “I knew it could be my first T20 hundred but the team goal is more important, hence I took that single rather than taking a huge risk,” he smiled. Comparing the wicket at the Eden Gardens to the one back home at the Feroze Shah Kotla, Dhawan said: “It’s totally opposite here compared to Delhi. I was telling Dinesh (Karthik) the same thing. It’s a good wicket to bat on. Good for the bowlers as well as the batsmen, makes it interesting. In Delhi we have to adapt ourselves, hence we got to have that skill.” While Dhawan generally looks to settle down into the innings, he started aggressively from the word go at the Eden Gardens and the opener said that he enjoyed batting on the wicket which suited stroke play. “I really enjoyed in the first six overs but I knew I had to stay till the last. I was getting the right thoughts and I had to take the game deep,” he said. While he shared a match-winning partnership with Rishabh Pant, the latter once again lost his wicket at the end as he looked to finish the game with sixes. But Dhawan backed the youngster. “Rishabh is such a big hitter he can always hit it out of the park,” he said.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker on Monday proposed a significant expansion of the earned income tax credit that he said would lower the annual tax bill for almost half of American taxpayers.The senator from New Jersey, who recently launched a national tour aimed at boosting his 2020 presidential bid, touted the plan during a campaign event in Iowa as creating a tax code “that reflects our values.” His announcement came on the date that most Americans’ taxes are due to the IRS.“Why should somebody who works for a hedge fund in New York City, who makes a million dollars a year, pay less in taxes than that schoolteacher?” he asked the audience at his Sioux City event.Booker would pay for his expanded tax credit by taxing capital gains income at the same rate as other income. His campaign, citing the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, projects the policy would benefit 154 million Americans.Booker also suggested his tax policy would boost the economy.“We are a consumption-based society. Giving tax credits directly to the people who invest the most in our society actually will grow our economy,” he said.___Schor contributed to this report from Washington.Elana Schor And Alexandra Jaffe, The Associated Press
Among those Mark Malloch Brown is to meet are Senators Norm Coleman and Carl Levin, the Republican chairman and ranking Democrat, respectively, of the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and Representatives Henry Hyde and Tom Lantos of the House International Relations Committee, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told journalists at the daily briefing in New York.”This is a follow-up to the interim report by [former US Federal Reserve Board Chairman] Paul Volcker’s [Independent Inquiry] Committee. It is to report to the US lawmakers what the United Nations has done in recent years to reform its administrative and management practices,” the spokesman said in reply to a question.Despite recent reforms, the report, released last week, raised questions about UN management practices concerning the multi-billion dollar humanitarian operation, which permitted the sanctions-bound regime in Baghdad to purchase relief supplies with oil revenues.Mr. Eckhard said he thought “any lawmaker anywhere in the world” would like a briefing on what the UN, under Mr. Annan, had been doing quietly over the years, such as reforming the procurement, personnel and budget processes.Senator Coleman has previously called for Mr. Annan’s resignation in connection with the US Senate’s investigation into the Oil-for-Food programme. At the time Mr. Eckhard said the Secretary-General had turned over all documents and made available all UN staff to the Volcker panel.Meanwhile, the Deputy Chef de Cabinet, UN veteran Elisabeth Lindenmayer, has resigned.”Ms. Lindenmayer served the United Nations with exceptional loyalty, competence and diligence since 1977,” Mr. Annan said in a statement, saying he accepted her decision “with sadness.”He was deeply grateful for her unstinting support and her steadfast commitment to the principles of the UN Charter, Mr. Annan said, and he knew that her many friends throughout the UN family and around the world joined him in wishing her all the best in the years to come.
IowaRecord: 9-1, 5-1Bowl game chances: DefiniteBest-case scenario: Rose BowlIf the Hawkeyes can knock off the heavily-favored Buckeyes in Columbus without starting quarterback Ricky Stanzi, Iowa will clinch at least a share of the Big Ten and hold a tiebreaker with Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin.Worst-case scenario: Insight BowlIowa began the season 9-0, but a complete collapse could take them out of contention for a premier Big Ten bowl game. Losing its last three games would place Iowa back toward the middle of the conference pack.Prediction: Capital One BowlThe task at hand Saturday might be too much for an Iowa team that has narrowly escaped far too many disasters throughout the season. The Hawkeyes fall at Ohio State, but beat Minnesota in their final game to earn an invite to Orlando.Ohio StateRecord: 8-2, 5-1Bowl game chances: DefiniteBest-case scenario: Rose BowlWith a win Saturday over Iowa, the Buckeyes would clinch a share of the conference title and a trip to Pasadena.Worst-case scenario: Insight BowlIf OSU loses to Iowa, then drops its final game at Michigan, the Buckeyes could slip down the conference totem pole if Iowa, Penn State and Wisconsin all finish out their seasons strong.Prediction: Rose BowlStill riding the momentum from a one-sided victory at Penn State, the Buckeyes notch victories over the Hawkeyes and Wolverines, earning a spot in “The Granddaddy of Them All.”Penn StateRecord: 8-2, 4-2Bowl game chances: DefiniteBest-case scenario: Fiesta BowlSince either Ohio State or Iowa is guaranteed to win Saturday, the victor will automatically finish ahead of Penn State by virtue of a tiebreaker, so the Nittany Lions’ goal won’t be set on the Rose Bowl. But if Penn State wins out and the loser of OSU-Iowa also drops its final game, Joe Paterno’s crew could be in contention for a BCS at-large berth.Worst-case scenario: Valero Alamo BowlWith a loss in its last two games, it’s possible for Penn State to slip behind Wisconsin, which could send the Nittany Lions to San Antonio.Prediction: Outback BowlPenn State shouldn’t have trouble with Indiana, and although a contest at Michigan State is no guaranteed win, the Nittany Lions have too much ground to make up to surpass Iowa or Ohio State.WisconsinRecord: 7-2, 4-2Bowl game chances: DefiniteBest-case scenario: Capital One BowlIf Wisconsin wins its final three games, Ohio State plays in the Rose Bowl, Iowa receives a BCS berth and Penn State drops another game, the Badgers can play in Orlando.Worst-case scenario: Little Caesars Pizza BowlA poor finish could drop Wisconsin below Northwestern and Michigan State, ruining a season for a team that started 5-0.Prediction: Insight BowlThe Badgers’ remaining schedule isn’t too imposing, with a home match against Michigan and road games at Northwestern and Hawaii. Anything less than nine or 10 wins would be considered a disappointing finish, but winning all three still might not be enough to surpass Penn State.NorthwesternRecord: 6-4, 3-3Bowl game chances: DefiniteBest-case scenario: Outback BowlIf Penn State or Iowa earns a BCS at-large bid and Ohio State reaches the Rose Bowl, then Northwestern could slide up the ladder with wins in its last two games.Worst-case scenario: Little Caesars Pizza BowlEven with losses in its last two contests, Northwestern should remain in the bowl picture, albeit in what will likely be the most made-fun-of-title for a bowl game.Prediction: Valero Alamo BowlThe Wildcats have flown under the radar to their six wins, but last week’s upset of Iowa places them in the Big Ten bowl picture. Northwestern finishes with a pair of toss-up games, at Illinois and against Wisconsin, so a seven-win season seems likely.Michigan StateRecord: 5-5, 3-3Bowl game chances: MediocrePrediction: Champs Sports BowlThe Spartans need one win to gain bowl eligibility, but that win could be tough to pick up with games at Purdue and against Penn State. Inconsistency has plagued Michigan State, so a 1-1 finish and a 6-6 record should get Sparty to a less-than-thrilling bowl game.PurdueRecord: 4-6, 3-3Bowl game chances: MediocrePrediction: Long winterIf Purdue loses to Michigan State, its bowl game chances go out the window. The Boilermakers must win their final two games to have a shot, and a contest at Indiana in its final contest shouldn’t be too challenging. Still, Purdue’s 1-5 start will probably prove too difficult to overcome.MinnesotaRecord: 5-5, 3-4Bowl game chances: GoodPrediction: Little Caesars Pizza BowlThe Gophers only need one victory to become bowl eligible, and with South Dakota State coming to town, Minnesota shouldn’t have a problem reaching a bowl game. The team can improve its standing with an upset at Iowa in its season finale.IllinoisRecord: 3-6, 2-5Bowl game chances: UnlikelyPrediction: Long winterThe Illini are finally playing up to their standards, with two consecutive wins. After failing to score more than 17 points in any of five straight losses, Illinois has scored 38 and 35 in its past two contests. Still, Ron Zook’s squad needs to close out the season with three more wins to obtain bowl eligibility, and a contest at No. 5 Cincinnati should give the Illini a rude awakening.MichiganRecord: 5-5, 1-5Bowl game chances: UnlikelyPrediction: Long winterThe Wolverines need one win in their final two games to become bowl eligible. If they notch that victory, their national reputation and following would help their cause for a bid. That being said, with games at Wisconsin and against Ohio State, the task at hand is quite daunting.IndianaRecord: 4-6, 1-5Bowl game chances: UnlikelyPrediction: Long winterThe Hoosiers would need to win out to become bowl eligible, an improbable chain of events with games remaining at Penn State and against Purdue. Indiana has lost its last three games.