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first_imgministry New Delhi, May 11 (PTI) Sports Ministry has written to the Ministry of Urban Development for promotion of sports facilities in smart cities being developed by the government, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. “We have already written to the Urban Development Ministry for promoting sports facilities in the new smart cities being set up by the government,” Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said. He said Sports is a state subject and it is the primary responsibility of the state government to develop sports infrastructure. Earlier in his written reply to questions, the Minister said, “Proposals of the smart cities are based on consultations with citizens of the proposed smart cities. Selected 20 smart cities of the Round 1 have not proposed sports arena in their Smart City Proposals (SCPs).” When prodded by members on why the Sports ministry was not developing sports infrastructure, Sonowal said “it is beyond my jurisdictionto develop mandatory sports facilities in smart cities.” PTI SKC AKKlast_img read more

first_imgST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright had a nice view from his seat in the dugout. The kids had it under control.Allen Craig and Matt Adams each had two RBIs and the St. Louis Cardinals got effective work from rookie pitchers subbing for their ace in a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets on June 16.Nick Greenwood won his major league debut, with his fiancee, mother, agent and a close friend watching. “You couldn’t ask for a better outing,” Greenwood said. “It’s awesome. Words can’t describe.”Carlos Martinez allowed an unearned run in four innings in his second career start and Greenwood (1-0) allowed a run and two hits in 3 1-3 innings for St. Louis, which has won seven of eight.“I don’t know that you could ask any more,” Manager Mike Matheny said. “Today could have been a really tough day on our bullpen.”Wainwright is skipping a turn to allow for tendinitis in the back of his elbow to subside. He is expected to return Saturday against the Phillies.Matt Holliday had two hits, including a single for his 1,000th career RBI in a four-run fifth that put the Cardinals up 6-1. He tipped his helmet to the crowd, and then scored standing up on Craig’s double.“He’s pretty stoic most of the time,” Matheny said. “But I mentioned something to him and he had a big smile.”Mets Manager Terry Collins batted the pitcher eighth for the first time in franchise history but the novel lineup with rookie Jacob deGrom in the eighth slot ahead of Eric Young Jr. mustered just five hits. New York has lost 10 of 13, scoring two or fewer runs six times.“We scored a run, it was fine, it worked out all right,” Collins said. But he wouldn’t say whether he’d try the ploy again June 17, saying “I have no idea.”Adams homered in his first three games coming off the 15-day disabled list from a strained left calf. One of his RBIs came on his third triple, tied for the team lead, and he stung the ball all four at-bats. “He runs well, he runs deceptively well,” Matheny said. “I’d much rather watch him trot.”DeGrom (0-4) gave up six runs and 12 hits in 4 1-3 innings in his seventh career start, all three numbers statistical low points. “I just look at how many balls were really hit hard,” he said. “Three or four were hit hard, the rest just kind of found holes and went through.”The 25-year-old deGrom has allowed 13 runs and 26 hits in 15 innings over his last three starts.He handled the bat fine, with a sacrifice in the third and a broken-bat liner to second with the base loaded in the fourth after Ruben Tejada was intentionally walked.Young, activated from the 15-day disabled list before the game, had an infield hit to help manufacture a run in the third. But Martinez struck him out to end the fourth.“I haven’t seen one of those sliders like that in a couple weeks,” Young said. “It’s just a timing thing. But he made his pitch when he needed to and you tip your cap.”The 22-year-old Martinez is one of the Cardinals’ top rotation prospects with a fastball that registered triple digits in the first inning. He’s been a setup man most of the year with a previous long outing of 2 2-3 innings and needed just 14 pitches to retire the Mets in order the first two innings.The Cardinals selected the 26-year-old Greenwood’s contract from Triple-A Memphis on June 15 to provide support behind Martinez. Greenwood grew up a Yankees fan and walked the first batter he faced, former Yankee Curtis Granderson.“You can’t really prepare yourself for something like that,” Greenwood said. “After that the emotions, you’ve got to put them away and go after them.”Seth Maness retired the last four hitters in order for his first save in his first chance of the season.(R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgMathias Pogba dismisses claims Real Madrid midfielder Valverde superior to brother Paulby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMathias Pogba has dismissed claims that Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde is superior to brother Paul.Valverde’s recent emergence has prompted suggestions Real coach Zinedine Zidane may end his pursuit of Manchester United ace Paul Pogba.But CD Manchego striker Mathias believes Zidane could still do with his brother’s services, insisting the World Cup winner ‘is better’ than the youngster.“Of course [he’s better than Valverde],” Mathias said of his sibling during an appearance on El Chiringuito. “My brother is better than Valverde technically, and has better vision of the game.”He later added: “Right now, my brother is better.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgzoom Despite a challenging container shipping market, the Athens-based containership owner Costamare Inc. managed to finds employment for nine of its ships during the first quarter of 2016.Costamare said that it entered an agreement to charter the 1998-built, 3,842 TEU containership Itea with German shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd for a period of minimum 4 weeks and maximum 6 months starting from April 20, 2016 at a daily rate of USD 6,250.The company also signed a deal with Evergreen for the 2000-built, 2,474 TEU containership Areopolis for a charter period of minimum 3 and maximum 8 months starting from March 31, 2016 at a daily rate of USD 5,950.Furthermore, Costamare extended charter deals for its 2,000 TEU containerships, MSC Reunion, MSC Namibia II and MSC Sierra, at a daily rate of USD 6,800, while the company’s 1,162 TEU containership Zagora will be chartered out at a daily rate of USD 6,200. The 3,351 TEU boxship Karmen and the 1,645 TEU Padma will continue working at a daily rate of USD 6,500 and USD 7,250, respectively.“On the market, charter rates and asset values are at historically low levels as a result of weak demand. We believe that today’s environment provides attractive opportunities and the potential to increase our shareholders’ returns,” Gregory Zikos, Chief Financial Officer of Costamare Inc., said.Costamare’s net income for the quarter increased to USD 34.9 million, compared to USD 26.2 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier, while the company’s earnings per share jumped to USD 0.45, against the USD 0.38 per share in the first quarter of 2015.last_img read more

first_imgSNOHOMISH, Wash. – A second murder charge has been filed against a Washington State man accused in the death of a Canadian couple 31 years ago.William Earl Talbott is facing two charges of aggravated first-degree murder, according to court documents filed Friday in Washington state’s Snohomish court.The bodies of Victoria’s Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, and her high school sweetheart Jay Cook, 20, were found in 1987 about one hour’s drive apart in Washington State.The Skagit County Sheriff’s department announced Talbott’s arrest last month after investigators made a break in the cold case using a new strategy involving genetic genealogy, uploading DNA from the crime scene to a public, online genealogy database.Investigators then combed the family tree to identify Talbott as a suspect and collected a fresh DNA sample from him to confirm a match.Talbott, 55, was arrested in May and charged with the first count of first-degree murder in Van Cuylenborg’s death, with investigators saying at the time that they expected to lay a second charge in Cook’s death after gathering more evidence.last_img read more

The top United Nations envoy on children and armed conflict will travel to Sudan on Friday for a week-long visit that will include trips to the strife-torn Darfur region where she will discuss greater protection for the youngest victims of the violence, which has claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people since 2003 and forced at least 2 million others to flee their homes. UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Radhika Coomaraswamy will visit from 26 January to 1 February at the Sudanese Government’s invitation, and she will be accompanied by the UN Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Deputy Executive Director, Rima Salah. “The objective of this field mission is to ascertain first hand the situation with a view to collaborating with all the stakeholders to ensure greater protection for children affected by the conflict,” her office said in a press release. “Ms. Coomaraswamy will engage in a constructive dialogue with the Government of Sudan on these important issues.” She will also meet with “non-State parties to the conflict in the effort to address grave violations against children,” undertaking visits in Southern Sudan and in Northern and Western Darfur. Ms. Coomaraswamy, a lawyer by training, was appointed as Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict last April. She serves as an independent advocate to build awareness and give prominence to the rights and protection of boys and girls affected by armed conflict. With deadly violence continuing in Darfur, yesterday Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Sudanese Government he was deeply concerned about its recent wave of aerial bombardments in the region. He also said he expects a swift inquiry into an incident last Friday in which 20 people, including five UN staff, taking part in a social gathering in the war-torn region were arrested and assaulted. 25 January 2007The top United Nations envoy on children and armed conflict will travel to Sudan on Friday for a week-long visit that will include trips to the strife-torn Darfur region where she will discuss greater protection for the youngest victims of the violence, which has claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people since 2003 and forced at least 2 million others to flee their homes. read more

30 December 2009As part of a project to promote scientific knowledge in the developing world in the face of climate change, the United National environmental agency this month extended its online programme to Yemen, offering it a chance to gain greater access to leading scientific journals. Yemen is now one of 108 developing countries which have free access to the latest in scientific literature through the Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) project of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).UNEP, Yemen’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and the Ministry of Water and Environment worked together with the UN World Health Organization (WHO) to train 30 Yemeni researchers, scientists, planers, and lecturers about the use of OARE to support the country as it faces increasing environmental challenges due to climate change, food crisis and water scarcity.Yemen’s economy depends largely on the oil and fishing industries. Even though recent reports show a 25 per cent increase in fish product exports and a 30 per cent increase in fish volume, according to a recent World Bank report, the country is facing an alarming decline in fish stock and production in some areas. “We need to do much more to get to a climate-smart world,” Katherine Sierra, Vice-President for Sustainable Development at the World Bank, said. “On the energy front, we must tackle difficult issues like technology transfer, investment, and climate finance. But when it comes to adaptation and building climate resilience, the challenge is more complex and the role of knowledge will be key.”So far, more than 1,600 institutions are registered with OARE to use the wide collection of scientific research and the increasing number of scientific databases and portals. OARE’s expanding role in developing countries comes at a time when the world is focusing on knowledge and technology transfer to promote more sustainable development. Access to the latest findings in environmental science will help those countries adapt to an increasingly changing environment. In November, a similar workshop was organized in Amman, Jordan, where 35 Jordanian and Iraqi participants were trained. Other trainings are scheduled for Tunisia, Morocco and Afghanistan in early 2010. The crucial transfer of scientific information to the developing world began two years ago when UNEP negotiated a deal with leading publishers to build one of the largest electronic collections of scientific knowledge in environmental and related areas, in partnership with WHO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Yale and Cornell universities in the United States, international publishers, and private sector groups like Microsoft.The result is a collection that is available online and contains more than 2,900 scientific and peer-reviewed journals with a value of around $1.5 million a year. read more

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are coordinating the efforts with the United-States-run Coalition Provisional Authority and the Iraqi Ministry of Education, the spokesperson for the UN Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Veronique Taveau, told a briefing in Baghdad. UNESCO has received a grant to reprint mathematics and science books and is planning to form a panel involving Iraqi professionals to analyze textbooks and remove “obvious” ideological material, Ms. Taveau said. One issue the agency had to deal with was that some examination centres were occupied by coalition forces.On the health front, to prevent the spread of disease among children, UNICEF has been sending teams of workers across Baghdad to fix blocked sewage lines and clean up the piles of refuse building up in many areas.As a result, 1.5 million people in four Baghdad areas are now living in much safer, cleaner homes and neighbourhoods free of the raw sewage that was a constant risk to children’s health, UNICEF spokesman Geoffrey Keele said.The agency is now tackling the problem in other parts of Baghdad and is also repairing sewage pumping stations that draw sewage out of neighbourhoods. Most of the capital’s 256 pumping stations are only partially functioning and UNICEF is repairing 28 of them, with plans for many more in the coming weeks and months, Mr. Keele said. read more

Rogers attempts to block Glentel sale to BCE, says deal requires its approval by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2014 2:08 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) has filed an application to block its rival, BCE Inc., from buying wireless phone retailer Glentel Inc. in a previously announced deal valued at $670 million in stock, cash and debt.The country’s largest wireless carrier filed the proposed injunction Wednesday with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.According to court documents, Rogers claims that Glentel (TSX:GLN) has not sought its approval for the BCE (TSX:BCE) acquisition which was required in their agreement.“We value our relationship with Glentel and they continue to offer our products in their stores,” said Rogers spokeswoman Patricia Trott in an email.“This court case is simply about protecting our rights — we’re asking the court to ensure they honour our agreement, which says they required our prior consent to a change in ownership.”Glentel sells wireless products and services from a variety of carriers including Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility, Chatr, Fido, SaskTel and Virgin Mobile.It said the proposed BCE sale does not affect its distribution contract with Rogers, which it has held for 25 years.“Rogers’ claim is without merit and we will certainly defend against it,” Glentel said in a statement.“Approval of the acquisition is up to Glentel’s shareholders, not one of our many suppliers, and we look forward to closing the acquisition in early 2015.”The company added that if Rogers does not approve of this transaction, it can end its agreement with Glentel.“Rogers has the right to remove their products from our Canadian stores if they choose or to terminate its agreement with us, but has no right under its agreement to block the acquisition of Glentel,” it said.The deal, which was announced last month, was approved by Glentel’s board of directors. The Skidmore family, which holds a 37 per cent stake in Glentel, has also signed agreements with Bell supporting the sale. A special meeting of shareholders has been scheduled for Jan. 12, 2015.Burnaby, B.C.-based Glentel has nearly 500 retail locations across Canada under the banners WirelessWave, Wave Sans Fil, TBooth Wireless and Wireless Etc. It also operates 735 locations in the U.S. and 147 in Australia and the Philippines. read more

CHICAGO-The tone of Ohio State’s first game in the Big Ten tournament Friday night was set early by Thad Matta. After No. 10 seed Nebraska jumped out to an early 9-4 lead, the Buckeyes’ coach called a timeout and got in the face of his best player. Junior forward Deshaun Thomas had just taken a bad shot and fell for a pump fake on the other end of the floor that led to an easy layup for the Huskers. Matta screamed R-rated obscenities at the Big Ten’s leading scorer and sent him to the bench with 16:38 remaining in the first half-the earliest exit of the season for Thomas. “He just kind of yelled at me and said ‘You got to get your mind right and stay together.’ I kind of said ‘What, coach?’ and he said ‘Don’t talk back,’ ” Thomas said. “That’s just part of basketball and coach being competitive.” Thomas, who said he had never seen Matta get that visibly upset with him before, sat on the bench for roughly five minutes. When he re-entered the game with 12:06 to play, the No. 2 seed Buckeyes had already begun to respond to their coach’s adamant anger. OSU ended the first half on a 22-7 run before firmly putting the Huskers away in second half, 71-50, at the United Center in Chicago. With the win, OSU (24-7) will play the winner of the Michigan State-Iowa game Saturday at 4 p.m. “We got off to a slow start,” Matta said. “I thought once we focused in and got our minds where they needed to be, we were very effective, especially with our defense.” Sparking that defense for OSU was the play of Shannon Scott and Aaron Craft. The sophomore and junior guards had two steals a piece, initiating the run OSU made in the first half to take the lead after Nebraska got up, 15-6, early on. “We wanted to go back to playing Ohio State defense. That’s when we’re at our best,” Craft said. Scott and Craft pressured Nebraska’s guards on the perimeter, forcing turnovers that led to easy offense for OSU. They contributed on the other end, too, with Scott totaling seven points-including five early with Thomas sitting-and four assists. Craft tallied seven points and eight assists. “(Scott) did a phenomenal job coming in and really getting us going,” Craft said. “It wasn’t just the defense, either. He hit a pull-up and another big three that really got us going.” The Craft-Scott duo has been propelling OSU during the team’s six-game winning streak. When they’re in the game at the same time, the Buckeyes’ intensity point seems to heighten. “I think when we’re playing together, I get excited because I don’t have to worry about him harassing me,” Craft said, who has to play against Scott everyday in practice. “He does a great job in the gaps and things like that.” Led by the play of their two defensive-minded guards, OSU took a 28-23 lead into the break. When the second half began, the Buckeyes wasted no time putting the game away. OSU opened the final 20 minutes with a 26-7 run. Sophomore forward Sam Thompson, a Chicago native, opened the second half with a dunk and finished with a career-high 19 points. On the way to the game, OSU drove by Thompson’s elementary and middle schools. “That’s where it all started,” an excited Thompson told his teammates. Thomas, who had 19 points on nine shots, followed Thompson’s jam with a jumper. Craft then drove inside and finished before Thompson slammed home another bucket. The second half was potentially highlighted, however, by the outside shooting of LaQuinton Ross. The sophomore forward hit three-straight 3-pointers, pushing OSU’s lead to 50-28. Ross finished the game with 11 points. Ross wasn’t the only player to get hot, though, as OSU shot 77 percent in the second half. “In the second half, everyone went bananas,” Thomas said. Everyone but Nebraska, anyway. The Huskers were outscored 43-27 in the final period, with many of their points coming in mop-up duty for the Buckeyes, who played rarely-used freshman guard Amadeo Della Valle, sophomore forward Trey McDonald and walk-on Alex Rogers. Nebraska senior forward Brandon Ubel and freshman forward Shavon Shields scored 16 and 14 points, respectively. “Their ability to get in transition and hurt us off their defensive pressure was the key to the game,” Nebraska coach Tim Miles said, whose Huskers ended the season at 15-18. For the Buckeyes, a slow start Saturday could prove to be deadly. OSU has played from behind well of late, but at this time of the year, everything needs to be firing on all cylinders. “We don’t have any more excuses,” Craft said. “We can’t afford to not be ready to go at the beginning, otherwise, maybe we won’t be able to come back.” read more

Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt LakeThursday, 8pm at Crew StadiumGame 1: RSL 1, Crew 0Players to watchColumbusForward Guillermo Barros Schelotto.  Because the Crew are entering the game in need of two goals to advance, Crew coach Robert Warzycha must employ his top goal scorer if the Crew wish to advance.Real Salt Lake Goalkeeper Nick Rimando.Real Salt Lake knows that the Crew will be pulling out all the stops when it comes to scoring goals. Rimando will surely face an onslaught for the Crew forwards, especially if the game is scoreless late.Key to the MatchWith the Crew already in a one-goal hole, Warzycha must employ his top goal scoring lineup. They don’t have the luxury of playing their usual game, as they must score at least two goals to advance. The Columbus Crew are losing 1-0 in their second playoff game of the season and the referee hasn’t yet blown the opening whistle.The first-round format in the MLS Cup playoffs features a home and home series in which the winner is determined by which team scores a higher total of goals over a two-game stretch.This makes it effectively a 180-minute match where the half-time is days, not minutes.The Crew will take the field Thursday evening in the hole. Their play as of late does not easily lend itself to confidence in their ability to dig themselves out. They don’t even appear to be using all of their shovels.Columbus coach Robert Warzycha’s constant lineup shifting has been well documented this season. Last season’s MLS MVP and current Crew leading scorer, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, has been kept out of games when the opponent has artificial turf.Imagine, by way of comparison, if Jim Tressel had held Beanie Wells out of a game against Penn State because they don’t play on FieldTurf.Warzycha will need to put his best goal-scoring combination on the field without sacrificing the integrity of the defense.When asked about sitting his top goal scorer in the first match against Real Salt Lake, the Crew’s first round opponent, Warzycha simply said he wanted to try something new.“We didn’t score any goals in the last five games when they were on the field,” Warzycha said about Schelotto and Crew forward Alejandro Moreno. “I thought we’d go with a different combination.”Even the opposing coach appeared surprised by Warzycha’s decision to sit Schelotto, but that didn’t make him unhappy about the turn of events.“I don’t know what’s going on inside of their locker room,” Kreis said. “I don’t have all the information that goes into the decision, but we’re feeling good about it.”Regardless of the reason for the 1-0 victory, RSL forward Robbie Findley can smell the blood in the water.“We’ve been talking all week about this home game being our chance to get out on top,” Findley said. “Now we’ve got to go over there for a tough game, a hard-fought game, and now we’ve got to leave it all on the field.”Columbus will run onto the field at Crew Stadium Thursday night knowing they have their work cut out for them. A one-goal victory, such as they’ve recorded eight times this season, will not suffice. Fans can hope they won’t make the task more difficult on themselves by leaving their biggest producers off the field.Crew captain and defender Frankie Hejduk isn’t sounding an alarm just yet.“[Being down a goal] doesn’t change anything,” Hejduk said. “We’re going to come out firing and we’re pretty solid at home, so we’re not too worried about it.”Somebody had better start worrying about it. Otherwise, the Crew’s road to a repeat will come to an unhappy end. read more

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The number of NHS staff quitting over long hours has tripled in six years, new figures show.Nurse leaders said patient care was being “routinely compromised by chronic staff shortages” which were set to worsen, unless action is taken.The NHS figures show that more than 200,000 nurses have left the service since 2010 – including more than 160,000 staff who left for reasons other than retirement.In 2017/18, more than 26,000 nurses left the health service – a rise from 21,041 in 2010/11, the statistics show.The figures for all staff groups show the number of voluntary resignations has increased by 55 per cent since 2011/12.And voluntary resignations citing poor work-life balance were the largest reason for such departures – with 18,013 such cases in 2017/18, compared with 6,699 in 2011/12.The NHS data, analysed by the Labour Party, found that that in 2017/18, more than 10 per cent of nurses, health visitors and midwives left the NHS.In a speech at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) tomorrow, shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth will say the NHS is facing a workforce “crisis” and say Labour will invest in staff pay and training.He will say: “It’s utterly staggering that our NHS has lost over 200,000 nurses under the Tories and that voluntary resignations from the NHS is up 55 per cent.”Royal College of Nursing (RCN) acting chief executive, Dame Donna Kinnair, said: “Health and care services are losing thousands of experienced, dedicated nursing staff who feel as if no-one is sufficiently listening to their concerns and patient care is routinely compromised by chronic staff shortages.Amber Jabbal, head of policy at NHS Providers, said: “It is no secret that the challenges of recruiting and retaining the right level of staffing to keep health and care services running are the number one concern for NHS trusts.” read more

first_imgA 45-year-old South Carolina resident agreed to remove a set of dyed-pink male genitals from a snowman, after being confronted by local police.AdChoices广告The man was confronted by a deputy from South Carolina’s Union Country after building the too anatomically correct winter symbol. The man insisted that he ought to be able to build the snowman, pink genitals and all, so long as it was located on his private property. The police disagreed, threatening to arrest him, should the genitals stay in place.The man complied, promptly removing said pink snow genitals.last_img read more

first_imgNexus One : une mise à jour active le multitouchComme prévu, Google a publié une mise à jour pour son smartphone, le Nexus One. Elle corrige les problèmes de connexion au réseau 3G dont se plaignaient les utilisateurs mais surtout, active les fonctions avancées du multitouch dont Apple tente de garder l’exclusivité.Le Nexus One, premier téléphone distribué directement par Google, vient de se voir offrir une mise à jour importante. Cette dernière corrige les problèmes de connexion 3G, apporte une mise à jour de Google Goggles, le logiciel qui permet de faire des recherches sur Internet à partir d’images prises avec l’appareil photo du téléphone, et permet à Google Maps de passer en version 3.4.Mais la principale modification apportée au Nexus One est l’activation d’options avancées du multitouch telles que le pincer-pour-zoomer dans Maps, Gallery et son navigateur Web. Cette technologie est supposée appartenir à Apple qui possède un brevet toutefois jugé peu défendable devant un tribunal. La firme de Cupertino aurait alors passé un accord avec Google pour que ce dernier ne l’utilise pas.Un accord visiblement de courte durée.Le 3 février 2010 à 16:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgLinguistique : l’ordre des mots dans nos phrases, un casse-têteDécrivant leurs travaux dans une publication de la National Academy of Sciences, des linguistes américains, à partir de l’étude des langues modernes, estiment que la langue-mère, à l’origine de touts les autres, était structurée comme certaines langues latines, à savoir : sujet-complément-verbe. Merritt Ruhlen, co-directeur du Programme sur l’évolution des langages humains à l’Institut de Santa Fé, et ses collègues, se sont penchés sur la grammaire et le vocabulaire de nombreuses langues actuelles, pour tenter de préciser la structure de la proto-langue, mère de toutes les langues actuelles, que beaucoup de linguistes estiment être apparue en Afrique de l’est il y a quelque 50.000 ans.À lire aussiLes Amondawa d’Amazonie connaissent-ils le concept de temps ?Ainsi, les chercheurs ont créé un arbre généalogique des langues pour montrer les connexions historiques entres celles-ci. “Toutes ces familles sont identifiées par la présence de mots similaires entre eux dans un ensemble de langues, mais ne se trouvant partout”, explique Merritt Ruhlen, qui s’est particulièrement intéressé à l’ordre des mots dans la phrase.Dans certains cas, si l’Anglais utilise une structure sujet-verbe-complément (‘I love you’), les langues latines utilisent plutôt une structure sujet-complément-verbe (‘je t’aime’), et tous les autres ordonnancements existent, dans d’autres langues. “Nous avons découvert que la distribution de ces 6 ordres possibles ne variait pas de façon aléatoire, mais hautement structurée. Et les ‘chemins’ suivis par ces changements linguistiques sont clairs”, précise le chercheur.Une langue mère de toutes les autres Il a ainsi établi que plus de la moitié des 2.000 langues actuelles étudiées sont de structure sujet-complément-verbe, et que les langues sujet-verbe-complément, complément-verbe-sujet et complément-sujet-verbe dérivent directement de la première. Enfin, les 2 derniers types, verbe-sujet-complément et verbe-complément-sujet, dérivent de la forme sujet-verbe-complément. Autrement dit, toutes les langues dériveraient (primairement ou secondairement) d’une langue du premier type, sujet-complément-verbe. Une dernière précision : personne ne sait (encore) pourquoi l’ordre des mots évolue…Le 22 octobre 2011 à 15:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img17th District Senate race: State Senate candidate Rep. Tim Probst, D-Vancouver, will hold a fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Red Cross Building, E.B. Hamilton Hall, 605 Barnes Road. The event is being hosted by a number of political figures, including former state Rep. Val Ogden and former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard. There is no cost to attend, and campaign contributions will be accepted. To register or for more information, contact Morgan McClincy at 360-989-7817 or at Morgan@ElectTimProbst.net.last_img read more

first_img ADC AUTHOR Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie told Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee lawmakers last week that the agency has accelerated efforts to prevent veteran suicides.Wilkie emphasized during testimony Wednesday that prevention requires a collaborative approach across government and that it is an issue that impacts communities across the nation, The Hill reported.“Suicide is a national public health issue that affects communities everywhere,” Wilkie wrote in prepared remarks. “Just as there is no single cause of suicide, no single organization can end veteran suicide.”Wilkie also emphasized educating service members on mental health issues and proposed training boot camp recruits to recognize signs of mental illness and depression.Lawmakers from both parties, however, pressed that more needs to be done on suicide prevention.It’s something that you don’t want to talk about, but you have to talk about it,” Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) said.Wilkie’s testimony came as Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) proposed a 911-style suicide hotline Wednesday to ensure veterans have easier access to the existing Veterans Crisis Line in an emergency, Military.com reported. Manchin said he will soon introduce legislation requiring the VA and Federal Communications Commission create a three-digit hotline number.…photo by…last_img read more

first_img Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year A cluster of Latin stars paid tribute to the Spanish singer/songwriter with a concert for the agesRenée FabianGRAMMYs Nov 16, 2017 – 10:47 am On Nov. 15, esteemed GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winner Alejandro Sanz was honored as the Latin Recording Academy’s 2017 Person of the Year for his significant artistic and philanthropic contributions to the world.Hosted at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the centerpiece of the star-studded celebration was a concert tribute, which featured renditions of Sanz’ repertoire by notable artists and friends, including Natalia Lafourcade, Juan Luis Guerra, Mon Laferte, Jesse & Joy, Luis Fonsi, Residente, and more. The sold-out gala benefits the year-round education and preservation initiatives of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images José Antonio Rodríguez, Siudy Garrido, Manuel Fernández Montoya “El Carpeta” Manhattan de 2 Frontera  Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/El6vZ6RhwA— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017Rosalía took on the Latin GRAMMY-nominated hit “Cuando Nadie Me Ve” with expert pizazz. Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images .@alexoficial canta Y, ¿Si Fuera Ella? Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/obXlx6pud7— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017Juanes and Camila Cabello teamed for an exquisite rendition of “Quisiera Ser,” leading into the big finale. .@juanes y @Camila_Cabello cantan Quisiera Ser Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/5b7mNLOXfq— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017To close out the night, Sanz, along with guitarist Jose Antonio Rodriguez, gave an emotional performance of his 1997 smash “Corazón Partío” — the perfect finish to an amazing celebration. Residente Wins Best Urban Song Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers Prev Next Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Alejandro Sanz: Stars Honor Latin Academy Person Of The Year Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Read more .@LuisFonsi canta Amiga Mía Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/ll0rNacmdz— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017Next up, Nick Jonas Calle 13’s Residente and Anitta had a blast performing “Looking For Paradise.” Sanz’ original performance of the hit song features GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys. Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images Rubén Blades On Best Salsa Album Win Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Cnco & More: Latest Latin GRAMMY Performers Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music .@AlejandroSanz emociona al público cantando Corazón Partío Persona del Año 2017 #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/ha6LFDNVRv— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017 Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com .@npastorioficial canta La Fuerza Del Corazón Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/H07QBZZX8M— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017 Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images Rubén Blades On Best Salsa Album Win Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Rubén Blades On Best Salsa Album Win Facebook Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards News Email Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images .@lafourcade y @manuelmedrano cantan No Es Lo Mismo Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/7y8fXaTa3J— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017Guerra graced the stage next with a cover of “Desde Cuando,” which earned a Record Of The Year nod at the 11th Latin GRAMMY Awards for 2010. Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images “Despacito” Wins Latin Record Of The Year ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images .@nickjonas @Residente @Anitta cantan Looking For Paradise Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/oaMjHEuG2t— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017Alejandro Fernandez brought to life Sanz’s 1997 hit “Y ¿Si Fuera Ella? ” Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY Erika EnderPhoto: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Juanes Wins Best Pop/Rock Album Latin GRAMMY Luis Fonsi and Bomba Estéreo’s Li SaumetPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights alejandro-sanz-stars-honor-latin-academy-person-year MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Eduardo Cabra Wins Latin Producer Of The Year Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year Rubén Blades Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMYcenter_img Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images .@JuanLuisGuerra canta Desde Cuando Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/ZshGqEMGyR— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017This was followed by a performance of “El Alma Al Aire” by David Bisbal. El Alma … earned Sanz not only the Latin GRAMMY for Album Of The Year for 2001, but the title track also took home Record and Song Of The Year honors that year. Natalia Lafourcade Best Folk Album | Acceptance Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic See The Full List Of 2017 Latin GRAMMY Winners ResidentePhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage.com JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY What’s Your Favorite Latin GRAMMY Performance? Luis Fonsi: “Despacito” Wins Record Of The Year CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet Vicente García Best New Artist | Acceptance Speech Residente Wins Best Urban Song ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com MalumaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Watch Eduardo Cabra Accept Producer Of The Year .@rosaliavt canta Cuando Nadie Me Ve Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/r1ipjXSrYs— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017Brother and sister duo Jesse & Joy hit the stage next for a version of Sanz’ “Siempre Es De Noche.” ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Ruben BladesPhoto: Maury Philips/Getty Images “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Mon Laferte Wins Best Alternative Song Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Rubén BladesPhoto: David Becker/Getty Images .@davidbisbal canta El Alma Al Aire Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/BknrRv6QvP— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017Niña Pastori delivered a lovely rendition of “La Fuerza Del Corazon,” which was followed by a passionate version of “Mi Soledad Y Yo” by Laferte. .@jesseyjoy cantan Siempre Es De Noche Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/d1gVZSMWwV— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017Santiago Cruz, Gian Marco and accordionist Jimmy Zambrano gave an excellent performance of “La Musica No Se Toca.” Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends Los Del RíoPhoto: David Becker/WireImage.com Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY CncoPhoto: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images ResidentePhoto: Bryan Steffy/WireImage.com Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends Latin Greats Receive Their Special Awards Vicente GarcíaPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images Luis Fonsi and Bomba Estéreo’s Li SaumetPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images Residente Wins Best Urban Song 2017 Latin Special Awards Honors Living Legends Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Luis FonsiPhoto: Davide Becker/WireImage.com Vicente GarcíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images See Stars On The 18th Latin GRAMMYs Red Carpet Alejandro SanzPhoto: JB Lacroix/WireImage.com Alejandro Sanz’s Indelible Contributions To Music Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album JuanesPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Natalia Lafourcade, winner of Best Folk Album for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1) and Best Long Form Music Video for Musas, El Documental — Natalia LafourcadePhoto: David Becker/Getty Images Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Aún no tengo las palabras para explicar el #PersonOfTheYear de los @LatinGRAMMYs 2017 el amor de mis compańeros. Que barbaridad de artistas. Os lo mostraré. Viva la música en Espańol.— Alejandro Sanz (@AlejandroSanz) November 16, 2017On to the amazing performance highlights:Lafourcade and Manuel Medrano kicked off the evening with a performance of “No Es Lo Mismo,” which earned Sanz not only Record and Song Of The Year at the 5th Latin GRAMMY Awards, but the album of the same named earned Album Of The Year honors. Rubén Blades Wins Best Salsa Album Latin GRAMMY Vicente García Wins Best New Artist Latin GRAMMY Vicente García Wins Best Singer-Songwriter Album .@SantiCruz @Gianmarcomusica @JIMMYZAMBRANOF o cantan La Música No Se Toca Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/juqRbUUTHM— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017Fonsi, of “Despacito” fame, took on a version of “Amiga Mia” to honor Sanz. Flor De Toloache | Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album Vicente García | Best Singer-Songwriter Album Photo: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images Residente Wins Best Urban Music Album Latin GRAMMY Luis Fonsi and Bomba Estéreo’s Li SaumetPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment Alejandro Sanz: Person Of The Year Highlights .@monlaferte canta Mi Soledad Y Yo Persona del Año 2017 en honor a @AlejandroSanz #LatinGRAMMY pic.twitter.com/CA3FjY4MwA— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 16, 2017Guitarist Jose Antonio Rodriguez and dance company Siudy Garrido with El Carpeta brought a little flamenco flare to the stage with their performance of “Manhattan De 2 Frontera.” Natalia LafourcadePhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic More 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards Watch Mon Laferte Win First Career Latin GRAMMY 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? Twitter Justin Bieber Wins First Career Latin GRAMMY 2017 Latin GRAMMYs: What Happened And Who Won Big? Natalia Lafourcade Wins Folk Album Latin GRAMMY Rubén Blades Album Of The Year | Acceptance Speech Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images Latin Academy Honors Women In Entertainment Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Luis Fonsi, “Despacito” Wins Song Of The Year Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.com Luis FonsiPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Imageslast_img read more

first_imgAs the Modi government completes one year in office, the domestic stock markets witnessed a wealth creation of over ₹10 lakh crore in the period with Tatas, Adani, Bharti, HDFC and Sun Groups seeing massive gains.On the other hand, the two Ambani groups, Vedanta, ITC and L&T groups saw their market valuations falling since the NDA government took charge on 26 May last year, following a landslide victory in general elections.Birlas, Mahindras, ICICI, Infosys, Wipro, HUL and HCL are the other companies, which saw an increase in their respective market capitalisations during the period.Although the stock markets went through high volatile trading sessions in the past two months, they are still up nearly 12% in the first year of the Modi government, The Economic Times reported.Foreign investors had aggressively offloaded their shares in April amid uncertainty over retrospective tax on capital gains earned in previous years.However, the benchmark BSE Sensex still remained in positive territory by gaining 2,950 points in the past one year.Besides, investors saw the prices of over 10 out of 50 stocks in the Nifty index rise by a whopping 50% from last year, even though the index is down by over 7% from its record high of 9119.20.Taking into account the changes that occurred in market values of major corporate houses on the completion of Modi’s first year as PM shows that a large number of companies have actually increased their capitalisation, while only a few companies posted losses.A major loser among them is Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries group, which saw its market capitalisation decline by almost ₹80,000 crore to ₹2,90,000 crore due to a nearly 20% fall in the stock price of flagship firm Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group has also witnessed a fall in its market value by nearly ₹50,000 crore. Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Group’s market value has dropped by more than ₹20,000 crore.In contrast, Tatas valuations have soared nearly ₹1.10 lakh crore in the same period. Market value of HDFC and Sun Groups also went up by more than ₹1 lakh crore each. Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Group saw an increase of over ₹60,000 crore in its value.Adani Group, led by Gujarati industrialist Gautam Adani, saw its market value rise by nearly ₹50,000 crore, with shares prices of Adani Enterprises Ltd reaching all-time high in May.last_img read more