Resource Discovery| The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals

first_imgBy: Bari Sobelson, MS,[The Transgender Child book cover]Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper use The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals as a guide to assist families on their journey in raising “their gender-nonconforming children so they may feel more comfortable both in their bodies and in the world”.Brill and Pepper provide a deeper understanding of gender so that the reader is able to better understand terms like transgender and gender variance while also sharing other terms and language used to talk about gender-variant children. Through the use of their professional research and their own work within the field, Brill and Pepper share a plethora of resources and advice that will assist both parents and professionals with both healthy parenting and healthy practice. If you would like to learn more about language and inclusive practices in work with LGBT families and about Transgender youth and their families, check out our webinars:The ABCs of LGBT: Learning Language and Inclusive Practices in Work with LGBT Families TRANSforming Conversations: Addressing Needs of Transgender Youth and Their FamiliesThis post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The MFLN Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

Man, who posted fake news of Parrikar’s death, arrested in Goa

first_imgThe Crime Branch of the Goa Police on Wednesday arrested 35-year-old Kenneth Silveira, a resident of Vasco in South Goa for for putting up a fake news on Facebook on Tuesday, which claimed that ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar undergoing treatment in US, was “no more”.”He has been arrested under Section 505 of the Indian Penal Code and will be produced before a Judicial Magistrate on Thursday seeking remand. We arrested him as we found that he was not cooperating with the investigation,” Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) Karthik Kashyap told The Hindu on Wednesday evening. Section 505 of the IPC deals with circulation of fake messages to cause public alarm. Silveira’s Facebook post read: “Just got news that Parrikar is no more”. In subsequent messages on his Facebook wall, Silveira has accepted that his message was incorrect after many others on his wall informed him of the folly, but did not delete the ‘fake’ message from his wall. Mr. Parrikar was moved to a New York hospital last month, a few weeks after he was first hospitalised on February 15 in Goa, when he complained of sharp stomach pain. The Chief Minister’s Office has maintained that Mr. Parrikar suffers from “mild pancreatitis”, but the State government has refused to issue a regular medical bulletin, despite demands from the Opposition.last_img read more

Goran Paskaljević’s cinematic response to fascism, xenophobia

first_imgGoran Paskaljević’s Despite the Fog finds its genesis in a moment of introspection. When a wave of refugees entered Europe five years ago, impacting the socio-political fabric of the continent, the Serbian filmmaker wondered what would he do if he spotted a lost refugee child on the street. “Would I take him home or leave him there like a street dog?” asked Mr. Paskaljević, during a press conference at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.Despite the Fog, which seeks to answer this question, opened the 50th edition of IFFI, also marking the film’s Asia première. Responding to “the growing xenophobia, Islamophobia and fascism in Italy and Europe,” Despite the Fog, chronicles the journey of an Italian Catholic woman who shelters an abandoned Muslim refugee boy who lost his parents on a refugee boat. But the societal backlash and discrimination, manifesting themselves in snide remarks and acts of violence, puts her in a dilemma. “There are many films about refugees made in Europe but mine is an intimate story,” Mr. Paskaljević said.Through this film, Mr. Paskaljević wanted to explore how the Italian middle-class refuses to accept refugees under the current far-right influence. “We have [Matteo] Salvini, our [former] interior minister, who is a fascist and a populist. And also there is no solidarity in Europe, where Italians forget that 100 years ago, they too were refugees [going] to other countries,” said the 72-year-old filmmaker. The ‘fog’ in the film’s title, he said, is a metaphor for xenophobia.Mr. Paskaljević’s oeuvre has been critical of war, often told in an allegorical fashion. His 2004 film, Midwinter Night’s Dream cast a scathing eye on Serbia’s involvement in the Balkan wars and nationalism, narrated through the relationship between an ex-soldier, an autistic girl and her Bosnian mother. In 2012, When Day Breaks, Serbia’s official entry to the 85th Oscars, explored the repercussions of the Holocaust, drawing parallels between the political past and the Balkan present. In Despite the Fog, Paskaljević contextualises the human impact of the war in Syria. “Wars are mostly created by the Western powers and if there’s no war in Syria, they won’t leave their country,” said the filmmaker. A graduate of the prestigious film academy in Prague (FAMU), Mr. Paskaljević dabbled in documentary filmmaking in the early days of his career, lending a layer of non-fiction aesthetic to his cinema. “When I started my career, I was fascinated by Italian neo-realism, so I’m proud that I have finally made a film in Italy,” he said. The veteran director also served as the jury head at the 44th edition of IFFI, where he met actor Victor Banerjee, who invited him to Uttarakhand for a holiday. During his stay in the hills, the two conceived the idea for Dev Bhoomi (2016), a film shot in the Himalayas, chronicling an old man’s homecoming to his roots. “That was my love letter to India,” said Mr. Paskaljević.last_img read more

Archers, Tams brawl again in preseason, this time in Davao City

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments A video uploaded on Twitter by FEU athletic director Mark Molina saw La Salle forward Prince Rivero giving a back pick on FEU player Ken Ebonia, who fell on the floor upon contact.La Salle center Abu Tratter jumped in front of the fallen Ebonia while teammate Ricci Rivero slammed the ball at the FEU player, before following it up with a punt kick as another free-for-all ensued.“The second commotion which happened on the very next play after the first commotion is plain and simple, a planned and premeditated attack,” said the FEU official on his Twitter account.La Salle coach Aldin Ayo was seen in videos trying to pacify the players. But Ryan Betia, an assistant of new coach Olsen Racela at FEU, claimed that the Archers mentor choked FEU player Arvin Tolentino trying to act as a pacifier.UAAP basketball commissioner Rebo Saguisag said he will look into the incident, which marked the second time in as many years that the two teams have figured in a preseason scuffle.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program The UAAP Season 80 game between La Salle and Far Eastern U on Sept. 10 could just be the most anticipated game of the tournament yet.The two teams figured in an ugly free-for-all in an invitational tournament in Davao City late Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Eyewitnesses said the match had been heated for the most part, before two brawls ensued—the second of which forced organizers to call off the game.The first commotion ensued in the third quarter with FEU leading, 73-59. FEU’s Ken Tuffin bumped La Salle guard Kib Montalbo, who retaliated with a head butt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRon Dennison, who was earlier ejected for two unsportsmanlike fouls, then came out of nowhere to hit Montalbo, who had his back turned to the FEU player, sending the La Salle guard sprawling to the floor.The second incident that led to the game forfeiture came just after play resumed. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ “It happened outside the UAAP so we can’t really act on it in relation to the tournament,” said Saguisag. “But they still represent their schools and the league so it may be up to the UAAP Board to discuss.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vanguardia rues Rice’s 3rd quarter explosion in Phoenix loss to TNT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Dramatic shootout win for Russia sees Spain exit the…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementAkinfeev’s heroics in the penalty shootout made sure Russia qualified for the quarterfinals beating Spain 4-3 on penalties after being tied at 1-1 at the end of regular playing time. This win created history as Russia have reached the quarterfinal stage for the first time since the break up of Soviet Union.It was all square at the end of the first half as the teams went back inside the tunnel with one goal apiece . Both the goals were an outcome of unlucky defensive errors. Spain took the lead from a free kick, when a tussle between Spain captain Sergio Ramos and Russia’s Ignashevich to meet the ball ended up in the back of the net as an own goal from the Russian.Russia looked content sitting back and catching Spain on the counter, while Spain held possession almost throughout the first half. However Russia would equalize through a penalty conceded by Pique when he handled the ball inside the penalty box. A calm and composed Artem Dyzuba slotted home the equalizer in the bottom corner sending Spanish keeper David De Gea the wrong way. He has been directly involved in four of Russia’s last seven world cup goals.The second half was similar story of Spanish domination in the midfield and Russia catching them on the break. A couple of last gasp attacks from Russia energized the crowd but with time running out, the 90 minutes and the additional injury time was not enough to separate these teams as they headed into extra time. As per the new rules, both the teams were allowed one extra substitution each in extra time. The extra time play wasn’t any different to the regular time play. As predicted, the match went onto penalties to find a winner. Up stepped Russian Captain Igor Akinfeev to save his country two decisive penalties from Koke and Iago Aspas to give Russia, its greatest ever victory. A historic victory for Russia with much credit going to the grit and strength showed by the players who were made to defend to their last breath. An extraordinary crowd and an exuberant bench kept the Russians in the match cheering them throughout the entirety of the match.Watch the highlights of #ESPRUS here :Read also :FIFA World Cup 2018: Cavani double routs Portuguese in the knockout stagesFootball: Michael Owen remembers his stunner against Argentina in World Cup 1998last_img read more

Harbhajan Singh becomes third Indian to snare 200 T20 wickets

first_imgHarbhajan Singh on Monday became the 19th bowler and third Indian to pocket 200 wickets in the T20 format, picking up the all important wicket of Steve Smith against Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium.  Wicket number 2?0?0? in T20s for @harbhajan_singh!And, it’s #Smithy’s wicket too!#MIvRPS #CricketMeriJaan #MI Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 2017He had dropped a catch of Steve Smith the over before, off a Karn Sharma delivery but came back later to clean up his stumps.Harbhajan has played the shortest format for India, Mumbai Indians, North Zone, Punjab and Surrey.Of the 200 wickets, 123 came for the Mumbai Indians while 25 were added to his kitty as an Indian cricketer.Harbhajan last played for India against UAE in the Asia Cup T20 in Dhaka last year. The Turbanator has bowled with guile this year in the IPL.last_img read more

BCCI explains rationale behind advertisement for head coach

first_imgThe richest cricket board in the world is looking for a head coach again. The advertisement for the top job is already up on the BCCI website and calls for candidates to apply until May 31st. Current Indian coach Anil Kumble’s one year contract expires on June 20th by which time the Champions trophy would also have concluded.And irrespective of how India fares in the current tournament, with the progress the team has made over the last year climbing the ladder to the top of ICC Test rankings, it would be surprising to see the BCCI look for anyone beyond Kumble.Why the advertisement then? “The contract of the current Indian coach is coming to an end on June 20th. There would be a vacancy on June 21st and a procedure is being followed. The same process that was adopted last time is being adopted again,” acting BCCI Secretary Amitabh Choudhary tells India Today.Interestingly among the criteria laid down in the advert up on the BCCI website also refers to a preference for an Indian coach.It reads, “Communication skills befitting the coach of an international team are mandatory along with the ability to effectively convey the right messages and must demonstrate proficiency in English. It is desirable to communicate in Hindi and other regional languages.” This language clause may discourage any foreign coach of repute to apply for the job even if he were to overlook the meaninglessness of the exercise given India’s performance under Kumble.For the record, BCCI maintains the procedure would be without bias or favour. “The advertisement has been put on the website and it does not prevent anyone from applying nor does it support anyone. It does not stop anyone who has been a coach earlier to apply. This is what has been decided by the COA and correctly so,” Choudhary adds clarifying that there is no dispute on the issue with the Committee of Administrators (COA) either.advertisementThe futility of the exercise not withstanding, this will again bring to life the illustrious Cricket Advisory Committee comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman to interview candidates.Apparently, some BCCI officials are unhappy with Kumble’s lead role in negotiating pay hike for himself and the players.However, that may not necessarily be a detriment to his chances of continuing as India coach. According to a BCCI source, a call on the extension will be taken after the interview process.”Anil Kumble negotiating pay hike is fine but his extension will be decided after a transparent interview process if over.”With the current coach taking home a cool Rs 6.5 crore a year, let’s not be surprised if the CAC still has some work to do despite Kumble being the overwhelming favourite to keep his job.last_img read more

Premier League – Week 1

first_imgLONDON, ENGLAND — It is, of course, much too early to try to read something into the first round of matches in a Premier League season that has another 37 games and more than eight months to run.But it’s just too tempting.Especially as some of the surprises in an entertaining start will clearly have an impact on the coming weekend’s action — at least for Chelsea and Arsenal.The Blues now face one of their toughest games of the season – at Manchester City – without goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, following the Belgian’s rash decision to clatter into Bafetimbi Gomis during its 2-2 home draw with Swansea.New signing Asmir Begovic, whose first touch was to pick the ball out of the Chelsea net after Gomis had converted the resulting penalty, should make his full debut for the champions at Etihad Stadium.And it promises to be a tight game. Though Chelsea lacked the rhythm that will come as the season progresses, Jose Mourinho’s side still showed plenty of power and attacking intent against Swansea — particularly whenever Willian or Eden Hazard were on the ball.With a nervous Manchester United needing an own goal by Kyle Walker to beat Tottenham, Manchester City was by far the most convincing of English football’s Big Four with its 3-0 win at West Bromwich Albion.When players like Yaya Toure, who scored twice at the Hawthorns, and David Silva are on the kind of form they showed Monday night, the 2012 and 2014 champions are an astonishingly good side.Add the 49 million pounds ($76 million) paid to Liverpool for Raheem Sterling and the goalscoring talent of Sergio Aguero, and it’s not difficult to see the potential for a third league trophy in five seasons.Or of an early title claim when Chelsea coming visiting on Sunday.Given Courtois’ automatic suspension, Chelsea fans will have left Stamford Bridge on Saturday with even longer faces and even bigger regrets after Petr Cech was allowed to move to Arsenal.About 24 hours later, those opinions may have been revised with the 33-year-old’s calamitous league debut for his new club.For a man who makes very few mistakes in a season, two blunders after less than an hour is certainly a worrying start, and was enough to consign Arsene Wenger’s side to an embarrassing 2-0 home defeat to West Ham.While trying to explain what he acknowledged were two very cheap goals, Wenger pointed to West Ham being further advanced in its preparation for the season. After all, Slaven Bilic’s side had already played three rounds of Europa League football.Wenger was factually correct. But whether taking on the likes of Birkirkara from the Maltese Premier League and Astra Giurgiu of Romania counts as preparation for facing one of the best sides in Europe is a moot point.More important is the fact that Sunday’s defeat already puts Arsenal under an unwelcome degree of pressure ahead of this weekend’s game against Crystal Palace.Arsenal had a good domestic season in 2014-15, finishing third in the league and winning a second consecutive FA Cup. The major disappointment came from a poor start – with just two wins from the opening eight league games – that effectively dashed any realistic hopes of winning the title.So Sunday turned into precisely the kind of nightmare that Arsenal had been determined to avoid. And the extent to which it is already playing mind games can be gauged from the comments made afterward by defender Per Mertesacker.Looked at dispassionately, losing the first of 38 games means nothing.Yet Mertesacker went so far as to describe Sunday’s upset as “a massive loss”, adding that “to start with a game like that is not good, but to bounce back is even more important now.”It’s a far cry from the relative optimism that Louis van Gaal’s new-look United should be taking to Aston Villa in the first of the season’s Friday night fixtures.With four new signings in the starting lineup and a fifth – Bastian Schweinsteiger – coming on in the second half, United should have looked pretty disjointed in the middle and vulnerable at the back against Tottenham.Neither was the case.It may not have been a slick performance, and there was more sideways passing than is usually welcomed by the Old Trafford faithful, but United looked a very sharp unit at times.Right back Matteo Darmian and defensive midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin both made promising debuts, although it’s open to question whether Wayne Rooney is best used as a target man, rather than as a marauding No. 10.Signing another striker, and resolving the future of goalkeeper and Real Madrid target David De Gea, would certainly do United no harm in the days ahead.And Aston Villa probably won’t either, for that matter.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Man United Sells Blind Back to Ajax for $18.75 Million

first_imgMANCHESTER (AP) — Manchester United has sold Netherlands defender Daley Blind back to Ajax for 16 million euros ($18.75 million), four years after signing him from the Dutch club.The clubs announced the move Tuesday after Blind signed a four-year contract.Ajax said the fee could rise to 20.5 million euros ($24 million) through bonuses.Blind was one of the first signings made by Louis van Gaal when he took charge of United in 2014. A versatile player capable of playing at center back, full back or in midfield, Blind rarely played last season under Jose Mourinho.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap sail into second round of Malaysia Masters

first_imgIndian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth made a winning start to their campaign at the ongoing Malaysia Masters on Wednesday.While Nehwal defeated Deng Joy Xuan of Hong Kong 14-21, 21-18, 21-18 to move into the second round of the women’s singles event, Srikanth eases past Honk Kong’s Angus Ng Ka Long 21-17, 21-11 to advance further in the men’s singles event of the tournament.Nehwal looked tentative in the initial stage of the match but soon made a comeback with a resilient attitude. Having lost the opening margin of seven points, the shuttler gave an impressive performance in the consecutive games to move further in the competition.Nehwal has been one of the top achievers in 2018, claiming a second gold in the CWG and securing a bronze at the Asian Games and Asian Championship.Good first round wins for both of us #MalaysiaMastersSuper500 .. Looking forward for the pre-quarters tomorrow #kualalumpur Nehwal (@NSaina) January 16, 2019She also reached the finals at Indonesia Masters, Denmark Open and Syed Modi International.For Srikanth, the battle was comparatively easy as he registered a dominating straight sets victory over his Hong Kong counterpart. Without showing any signs of weakness, the world number eight player maintained a firm grip on the match from start to end.World No 8 Srikanth endured a below-par season where he topped the BWF ranking for a brief period and also claimed the Commonwealth Games silver but failed to win a single title, following an unprecedented high of 2017.advertisementMeanwhile, Parupalli Kashyap, who tied the knot with Saina Nehwal in December last year, also made it to the second round of the Malaysia Masters after defeating Rasmus Gemke of Denmark 19-21, 21-19, 21-10 in an exciting contest.In mixed-doubles event, Indian pair of Pranaav Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy defeated Dutch duo of Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek 21-19, 21-17 to move into the second round of the competition.Also Watch:last_img read more

Lucas: Tottenham can win Champions League

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Lucas claims Tottenham can win Champions League Iain Strachan 22:51 2/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Lucas Moura - cropped Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus Juventus Rochdale v Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Spurs were held by League One strugglers Rochdale in the FA Cup on Sunday, but the European enthusiasm of a January arrival remains undimmed Lucas Moura feels Tottenham are capable of challenging to win the Champions League.The winger left Paris Saint-Germain for the north London side in January after the arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe pushed him out of the first team at Parc des Princes.AdChoices广告Tottenham came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Serie A title-holders Juventus in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie last week. 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 And Brazil international Moura, speaking after starting and scoring in the dramatic FA Cup draw at Rochdale – also a 2-2 scoreline – on Sunday, backed Mauricio Pochettino’s team to make an impact on the European stage.”Every player wants to win trophies, to make history and I am here to make history with my new friends, my new team-mates,” he said.”I believe that because we have a lot of quality, a great structure – I am really impressed – and I think we can dream with the Champions League.” When asked if Spurs have as much chance as PSG of winning the competition, he replied: “Why not?”The Champions League is the most difficult cup but I think we have the capacity to win it if you always think in positives, always work hard. I think we did a big game against Juventus away. I am so happy with my new team.”last_img read more

Former Ohio State Football Star Blasts Media Coverage Of Urban Meyer Controversy

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer yelling during an Ohio State game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shouts on the sidelines against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)A former Ohio State football star is sounding off on the coverage of the controversy surrounding head coach Urban Meyer following today’s bombshell report by Brett McMurphy, in which the college football insider reports that the Buckeyes’ coach was more aware of domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith than he led on at Big Ten Media Days.“Text messages I have obtained, an exclusive interview w/the victim & other information I have learned shows Ohio State coach Urban Meyer knew in 2015 of domestic abuse allegations against a member of his coaching staff despite his denial last week,” McMurphy reports.Urban Meyer and Ohio State have yet to officially comment on the allegations. A report suggested that Meyer was meeting with the Buckeyes’ athletic director earlier this afternoon.A former Ohio State football star has taken to Twitter to blast some of the coverage of Meyer and the controversy.Former Buckeyes’ standout fullback/linebacker Zach Boren, who played for Meyer in 2012, tweeted the following:“I can’t stand when people/media talk about something that they are so clueless on. Before opening your mouth or “reporting” something, know the whole story and know what you are talking about. Big problem in our world now a days. #digforbigstory #keepcoachmeyeroutofit,”  he tweeted.I can’t stand when people/media talk about something that they are so clueless on. Before opening your mouth or “reporting” something, know the whole story and know what you are talking about. Big problem in our world now a days. #digforbigstory #keepcoachmeyeroutofit— Zach Boren (@ZBoren44) August 1, 2018The tweet has been retweeted by some other players who Urban Meyer coached.Ohio State clearly has a decision to make moving forward. Stay tuned.last_img read more

Ashes 2019: Australia win 1st Test at Edgbaston in 18 years after Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon heroics

first_img 284 0 Rory Burns (ENG) R. Burns (ENG) The Ashes, 2019 85/4 ( J. Root 29.1 Overs) , Peter Siddle P. Siddle covers (135.5) & e/r Chris Woakes C. Woakes c Steve Smith b Pat Cummins fine Leg All batsmen are considered right handed fine Leg 14.28 Steve Smith (AUS) S. Smith (AUS) (80.4) 4 (135.5) 33 Mid off Square Leg 57 284 Australia Bowling AUS Bowling 1 Mid Wicket Ashes 2019: Australia win 1st Test at Edgbaston in 18 years after Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon heroicsAshes 2019, England vs Australia, 1st Test: Nathan Lyon picked up 6 wickets on the final day while Pat Cummins bagged 4 as Australia thrashed England by 251 runs at Edgbaston to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series. 136/8 ( M. Ali 47.3 Overs) , advertisement England batting ENG batting Joe Root (c) J. Root (c) c Cameron Bancroft b Nathan Lyon 1 97/6 ( J. Bairstow 37 Overs) , 4 Joe Denly J. Denly c Cameron Bancroft b Nathan Lyon Mid on 37 25 9 Mid off 3/112 (43.5) & 6/49 (20) Mid off 11 Match Ended fine Leg not out 7 Point 0 Stuart Broad S. Broad c Steve Smith b Nathan Lyon Mid on The Ashes, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:30 (Local Time) 0 view more view less fine Leg 487/7 d 0 Scorecard Square Leg r o 1 0 (52.3) All batsmen are considered right handed 136/9 ( S. Broad 47.4 Overs) , Mid Wicket Square Leg All batsmen are considered right handed Mid on Mid off Mid off Point third Man b Nathan Lyon 28 58 0 0 1 All batsmen are considered right handed third Man Mid on Series Status: Australia lead the 2019 Ashes 1-0 Player Of The Match: Steve Smith Mid off 11 Mid off Point 11.3 Nathan Lyon (AUS) N. Lyon (AUS) commentary covers Extras: 10 runs (B: 4, LB: 4, WD: 0, NB: 2, P: 0) 16 Mid on vs 0 Mid Wicket James Pattinson J. Pattinson c Steve Smith b Nathan Lyon 0 m third Man 0 (112.0) third Man England 0 6 c Steve Smith b Pat Cummins 49 54 graphs 5 fine Leg 1 85/5 ( J. Buttler 33 Overs) , third Man 1 1 0 0 3 Mid on 133 (312) & 11 (33) Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Pat Cummins (AUS) P. Cummins (AUS) 3/84 (33) & 4/32 (11.3) Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 3.62 third Man Square Leg Ben Stokes B. Stokes c Tim Paine b Nathan Lyon 0 Fall of Wickets Mid Wicket nb B c Cameron Bancroft b Nathan Lyon covers 0 6s No data available! 146 All batsmen are considered right handed All batsmen are considered right handedcenter_img Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed Mid Wicket 0 fine Leg Point 0 – Nathan Lyon N. Lyon Toss: AUS elected to bat Super Over 1 4 India Today Web Desk August 5, 2019UPDATED: August 5, 2019 20:37 IST Steve Smith was easily the difference between the two teams in the 1st Test at Edgbaston (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia (284 & 487/7d) beat England (374 & 146) by 251 runsAustralia won their first Test match at Edgbaston in 18 yearsThis was England’s first loss at Edgbaston in any format since 2015Australia created history on Monday and in quicker time than most would have expected as they wrapped up victory in the first Ashes Test against England inside two sessions on the final day to go 1-0 up in the five-match series.Nathan Lyon was expected to do most of the damage on Day 5 and he didn’t disappoint, ending up with 6 wickets in the second innings and 9 in total in the match. He finished with 6 for 49 as Australia bowled England out for 146 to win the match by 251 runs at Edgbaston.It was Lyon’s 15th five-wicket haul in Test cricket and Australia’s first victory at Edgbaston, considered to be England’s fortress, in 18 years. England were undefeated at this ground in any format since 2015 but the fortress has finally been breached.During the course of the second innings, Lyon also completed 350 Test wickets, becoming the 17th-fastest bowler to reach the landmark in his 87th match.Lyon was superbly supported by Pat Cummins from the other end and finished with 4 wickets for 32 runs. Cummins completed 100 Test wickets in the process in just 21 matches, becoming the second-fastest Australian pacer to achieve the feat after Charlie Turner, who had taken 100 wickets in 17 Tests way back in 1895. Overall, Cummins is joint-21st on the list among all bowlers.Pat Cummins now has 100 Test wickets in just 21 matches!Among Australian pacemen, only Charlie Turner, way back in Feb 1895, achieved it in fewer Tests (17)Bill Johnson, Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson – took 22 Tests!#Ashes#Ashes19#EngvAus#EngvsAusMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2019And all this was achieved after Australia were reeling at 122 for 8 at one stage in the first innings on Day 1. It was only the brilliance of Steve Smith, returning to Test cricket after his one year ball-tampering ban, that kept Australia in the game throughout the four innings. In the last 100 years of Ashes cricket, a team has ended up on the winning side after being down 122 for 8 or less in the first innings only on three occasions including this one.advertisementSmith scored 144 in the first innings and 142 in the second and was deservedly named man-of-the-match. He became the fifth Aussie batsman to score two hundreds in an Ashes Test and the first from either side after Matthew Hayden, who managed the feat in 2002.Smith’s knock in the first innings if being hailed as one of the greatest in Ashes history. He was the difference between the two sides as Australia could register their second biggest win in Edgbaston after their 254-run victory in 2004.Results – Opening Test match of an #Ashes seriesin England: Australia 12, England 11, Drawn 13in Australia: Australia 17, England 12, Drawn 6#Ashes19#EngvAus#EngvsAusMohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2019England meanwhile, had taken a 90-run lead in the first innings and were in a decent position in the match after the second day but they just couldn’t get past the genius of Smith and Lyon, which ultimately led to their downfall.This is only the fourth instance when England have lost a Test match after taking a first-innings lead of 90 runs or more. This is also the fifth time Australia have managed to win a Test after conceding a first innings lead.Overall, this is the biggest win in terms of runs in Test cricket for a team after conceding a first-innings lead of 90 runs or more.Also Read | Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon script victory as Australia go 1-0 up vs EnglandAlso Read | Rory Burns the 2nd English batsman to bat on all 5 days of an Ashes TestAlso Read | England vs Australia Ashes 2019, 1st Test Day 5 HighlightsFor 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 Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow The Ashes 2019Follow England VS Australia covers c Tim Paine b Nathan Lyon R Australia AUS 2nd Inns 144 (219) & 142 (207) 4 Point 4 0 England ENG 2nd Inns 0 Mid off covers 28 Mid Wicket b Pat Cummins The Ashes, 2019, 1st Test Square Leg fine Leg covers third Man Mid on 12 Jonny Bairstow (wk) J. Bairstow (wk) c Cameron Bancroft b Pat Cummins Square Leg 29 Moeen Ali M. Ali c David Warner b Nathan Lyon Australia AUS 1st Inns All batsmen are considered right handed Australia AUS Mid Wicket covers Mid off 0 33.33 Square Leg Mid Wicket 21.42 146 (112.0) Point fine Leg Square Leg England ENG 374 (52.3) 0 0 James Anderson J. Anderson not out Square Leg covers 374 covers 19/1 ( R. Burns 9.5 Overs) , 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 fine Leg wd fine Leg 48.27 Mid on (52.3) 49.12 20 146 third Man Mid off 146/10 ( C. Woakes 52.3 Overs) , 6 80/3 ( J. Denly 25.5 Overs) , Square Leg Mid Wicket c Nathan Lyon b Pat Cummins 97/7 ( B. Stokes 37.1 Overs) , Australia S/R covers 8 0 0 Mid on w Match Ended Australia beat England by 251 runs Jason Roy J. Roy b Nathan Lyon 28 Point 6 Jos Buttler J. Buttler b Pat Cummins Point Mid on 60/2 ( J. Roy 21.2 Overs) , 2.33 2.45 8 c Cameron Bancroft b Pat Cummins Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL) Umpires: Joel Wilson (WI), Aleem Dar (PAK) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ) All batsmen are considered right handed c David Warner b Nathan Lyon (80.4) & 2 28 England ENG 1st Inns 0 third Man third Man 1 Point Rory Burns R. Burns c Nathan Lyon b Pat Cummins Pat Cummins P. Cummins 0 3 32 Point 1 view full scorecard 2.78 Steve Smith S. Smith 1 2 c Cameron Bancroft b Nathan Lyon 28 44.44 68.51 68.75 75 4s 0 487/7 dlast_img read more

Scrubbers Winning Owners Hearts ahead of 2020 Sulphur Cap

first_imgThe countdown has begun for the entrance into force of the 2020 global sulphur cap and the shipping industry has less than a year and a half to become compliant.There are three main solutions to choose from: installing a scrubber, running your ships on marine gas oil (MGO) or switching to liquefied natural gas (LNG).World Maritime News spoke with Jan Othman and Sigurd Jenssen, directors of exhaust gas cleaning at Finish technology group Wärtsilä about the uptake of the technology and its key benefits.Wärtsilä’s portfolio of exhaust gas cleaning (EGC) products includes systems for open, closed and hybrid configurations, featuring three different designs: V-SOx design (From 1 to 35MW), Q-SOx design (From 40 to 70 MW), and I-SOx design (From 1 to 20 MW).As explained, these systems are suitable for basically any type of a vessel and have so far been installed on cruise ships, ferries, Ro-Ro vessels, containerships, tankers, fishing vessels and bulkers.In 2018, the demand for Wärtsilä’s scrubbers has been driven mainly by tanker, container, bulker, and the cruise and ferry segments.Sigurd Jenssen; Director, Exhaust Gas Cleaning; Image Courtesy: Wärtsilä Following the IMO’s decision to adopt the 2020 sulfur cap for ships, how would you assess the recent demand for your SOx scrubber technology? Does Wärtsilä have plans to open new hubs to meet the demand for installing/retrofitting scrubber systems?Othman & Jenssen: Wärtsilä has indeed experienced a significant increase in demand for our SOx treatment technology in the past year and we have seen a high adaptation rate for scrubbers in the newbuilding (NB) market for the last 12 months. Moreover, during the first half of 2018 there has been a significant spike in interest in the retrofit market as owners come to see an increasingly strong business case in installing scrubbers also for their existing fleet across a wide range of vessel types.We have anticipated the increased demand in the market ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap and we have been working on developing and expanding our sub-supply bases in both Eastern Europe and Asia in order to ramp up production significantly compared to the volumes delivered in previous years. In addition to strengthening our supply base, we have been working on expanding our own in-house engineering capacity and we have opened several new engineering hubs during 2018 to support the increased growth.What are the key factors to consider before retrofitting a ship with scrubbers?Othman & Jenssen: Firstly, one needs to ensure that the equipment can be fitted into the vessel before starting a retrofit project and we always conduct a site survey jointly with the owner to ensure this.Furthermore, it is important to secure that the installed power of the vessel is sufficient to operate the scrubber pumps and to ensure that the scrubber system does not have a negative effect on the stability of the vessel. Moreover, it is important to ensure that the capacity of the vessel’s sea chest is sufficient and that the additional exhaust gas back pressure from the scrubber does not cause any operational difficulties for the ship.Jan Othman; Director, Exhaust Gas Cleaning; Image Courtesy: Wärtsilä In your opinion, why should owners opt for scrubbers and for which owners are scrubbers the most suitable solution? Once installed, when can owners expect their return on investment?Othman & Jenssen: In our view there is no single best solution to comply with the global sulphur cap, but the decision is highly dependent on the operational profile and operational area of the vessel.However, we see that many owners opt to adopt the scrubber technology due to the expected financial benefit of installing a scrubber vs. running their ships on MGO. Furthermore, the currently wide availability of HFO versus other fuels is a key selection criteria for owners choosing to adopt scrubber technology. Due to the high expected fuel spread between HFO and MGO we experience that an owner’s business case for installing a scrubber is increasingly strong, and the pay-back time for the investment is short, for some projects it is expected in a few years.We have heard numerous arguments against scrubbers ranging from the claim that they are too expensive to install to the questioning of their functionality and viability. How would you comment on this, from the manufacturer’s point of view? Are scrubbers just a medium-term solution?Othman & Jenssen: We believe, and we think that the behaviour of the market is also supporting this, that the industry is less concerned about the functionality or viability of this technology. Obviously, like any main equipment in a vessel, the EGC system requires proper maintenance, but we have long operational experience of our systems performing well. In addition, we have a high percentage of repeat customers which supports the argument that market is increasingly confident about this technology.What is more, we also note that scrubber fitted vessels are gaining premiums to non-scrubber fitted vessels in the market.What can be concluded from the demand when comparing newbuilding and retrofitting projects? Othman & Jenssen: We expect both markets to remain active and we believe that the scrubber uptake on the retrofit market will continue well beyond the 2020 deadline due to the fact that not all owners will be able to fit their vessels with a scrubber before the deadline.We have noted that the uptake of scrubbers in the retrofitting market started somewhat later than in the newbuilding market, but now many owners are planning fleet-wide scrubber retrofit projects. One of the reasons for this delay is that although the industry has been aware that the global sulphur cap will come into force in 2020, it has taken longer than expected for owners to conduct their feasibility studies and secure the funding for retrofit projects. Furthermore, there is a wider concern related to both equipment and dry docking capacity on the retrofit market compared to the newbuilding market.WMN: There have been numerous concerns voiced with regard to open-loop scrubber systems and the impact of the discharge of the washwater on marine life. What is your position on this subject?Othman & Jenssen: The washwater discharge quality standards have been defined in the Marpol regulations. These regulations are based on scientific evaluations of the potential impact on the marine ecosystems. Additionally, we offer a washwater treatment system also for open-loop systems. This removes a large portion of the particles captured in the scrubber from the washwater.Wärtsilä Closed Loop Scrubber SystemWhat are your estimates on the uptake of scrubber technology in the global fleet, percentage-wise, and what can be done to encourage a greater uptake of this technology?Othman & Jenssen: Our figures show that the uptake of scrubber technology for the NB market is very high, in certain vessel segments we believe majority of owners will opt to install a scrubber. For the retrofit market we believe that we will continue to see an active market and a significant increase in the uptake of this technology.DNVGL has recently announced that the cumulative number of ships with confirmed scrubber orders through 2020 is currently 873, up from 346 confirmed ships at the end of 2017, and we believe that this trend will continue in the coming years. It is difficult to estimate an exact percentage of the global uptake of the global fleet, but we think a significant portion of the global fleet will have a scrubber installed or under order within the next few years.Although the market is increasingly open to this technology, we as an industry can continuously educate owners about its benefits versus other means of compliance with the global sulphur cap. We also believe that we can further support owners in educating their crews in operating and maintaining these systems, in order to further encourage a greater uptake of this technology.In conclusion, is the industry ready to comply with the new regulations until the given deadline? Othman & Jenssen: We believe that there is still a concern in the industry with regards to how they should comply with the new regulations until the given deadline. Some owners have been more proactive than others to ensure that they have a strategy in place for this. They have secured slots for both equipment and dry docking to ensure an installation prior to 2020, but clearly there are some owners which will not be able to install a scrubber prior to the deadline and hence, we expect the market to remain active also after the 2020 deadline.Interview conducted by Jasmina Ovčina Mandra and Naida Hakirević; Image Courtesy: Wärtsilälast_img read more

Police intervene after three Quebec kids left alone in house for over

first_imgSAGUENAY, Que. — Police are investigating after three children aged 14, 11 and four were left alone in a home for more than two days in Saguenay, some 200 kilometres north of Quebec City.The children were taken from the home Sunday night and are under the care of youth protection services.Saguenay police say they’ve been unable to locate the parents, but are confident they’ll be able to speak with the 35-year-old mother later today.A woman called police Sunday night to express concern about the children, and arriving officers called social services after noticing clear signs of negligence, according to Bruno Cormier of the Saguenay police.The children told police their parents had left Friday afternoon and promised to be home Sunday, but later called to say they wouldn’t be home until Monday.Both police and the regional youth protection agency are investigating the situation.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Video Business report with Mike Eppel

Video: Business report with Mike Eppel business report|markets|mike eppel by News Staff Posted Sep 17, 2013 6:19 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Markets are steady this morning, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains.

Computer scalper bots that scoop up concert tickets to be outlawed in

TORONTO – Computer “scalper bots” that scoop up huge blocks of tickets to concerts and major sporting events, forcing customers to the more expensive resale market, could soon be outlawed in Ontario.Attorney General Yasir Naqvi says the government plans to introduce legislation next spring that would make it illegal to use sophisticated computer software for bulk ticket purchases.But he admits there’s no easy way to stop criminals in other jurisdictions from using the “scalper bots” to purchase tickets and then reselling them in Ontario at far above face value.“The enforcement piece is an important issue, and frankly speaking there’s no silver bullet, but inaction is not the answer either,” Naqvi said Thursday.“People on the other side can be really smart and use the technology really well, and we need to be aware of that as we develop our strategies to protect consumers, to protect our artists, and to make sure people can enjoy concerts and hockey games when they want to.”The government needs to do something to try make sure consumers get a “fair shot” at tickets to big events like the Tragically Hip’s farewell tour, added Naqvi.“What happened this summer with the Tragically Hip and tickets, that really bugged me,” he said in an interview.“Here’s this iconic Canadian band with a very tragic story about (lead singer) Gord Downie’s cancer … and running into the wall where people couldn’t go see their favourite ban and bid adieu.”Naqvi feels “very strongly” that the province needs to do something to protect consumers from being shut out of ticket sales and forced to the resale market, which often charges many times the original face value.“We need to make sure that there is fairness and some level of transparency,” he said.Progressive Conservative Todd Smith said the government should also ban the sale and purchase of “scalper bot” software, and require ticket buyers to use their credit card to pick up their tickets at the event.The Tories blame the Liberals for the growing online resale market because the government changed the Ticket Speculation Act last year to make it legal to resell tickets above their original face value.“What it’s done is allow for the Wild West and let ticket scalpers to go crazy online, and made it legal to do so,” said Smith. “Now they’re trying to clean up their own mess.”Naqvi said he plans to engage in “targeted consultations” with consumer groups, entertainers and his colleagues in other jurisdictions like New York, who have also struggled to deal with ticket scalping and “bots.”“I want to talk to primary sellers, talk to resellers to see if there’s a way to stop these bots from scooping up the tickets at the front end,” he said. “New York and London are bigger markets than us, and they’re struggling with the same thing.”The government’s legislation will build on a private member’s bill by Liberal Sophie Kiwala, who represents the Hip’s hometown of Kingston, Ont., and also tried to ban the “scalper bots.”“I want to see what kind of solutions we can put in place,” said Naqvi. “Are there technological solutions that could be implemented so we can prevent that kind of mass scooping?”—Follow @CPnewsboy on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had an incorrect spelling for Liberal MPP Sophie Kiwala. Computer “scalper bots” that scoop up concert tickets to be outlawed in Ontario by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 20, 2016 9:58 am MDT Last Updated Oct 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

PSAC set to release 2017 drilling forecast

We’ll get a better picture of the health of Canada’s oil and gas industry Wednesday afternoon.The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is set to release its 2017 Drilling Activity Forecast.It will also give its final numbers for this year.Back in July, PSAC said about 3,300 wells would be active this year, with nearly 1,900 of them in Alberta.Those numbers are way off the heights of the oil and gas industry back in 2013, when roughly 11,500 wells were active. (Stock photo: by Mike Tarasko Posted Nov 2, 2016 7:56 am MDT PSAC set to release 2017 drilling forecast AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more