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Luís Norton de Matos steps down as India Arrows head coach

first_imgLuis Norton de Matos on Wednesday stepped down from his position as head coach of Indian Arrows, the developmental team of All India Football Federation (AIFF), citing personal reasons.The former Portuguese footballer had also coached the Indian Under-17 side at the FIFA U-17 World Cup last year.In a letter to AIFF, Matos expressed his inability to continue owing to a combination of exigencies on the personal front and an aggravated knee injury that necessitated Matos’ family to stay together in Portugal.Matos wrote: Certain personal reasons, chiefly the health-related issues of my parents have made it difficult for me to continue in the position of Head Coach, Indian Arrows and stay far away from Europe for the entire season. Hence, with deep regret, I have decided to step down as the Head Coach of the Indian Arrows, India’s U-19 National team.I like to thank AIFF for providing me with the opportunity to work with the National youth team. I thank my staff, my players and wish them the best in their careers.”Once my personal issues settle down I shall be more than happy to contribute in the future as and when I can. I have deep affection and love towards India & Indian Football & wish AIFF good luck for future, he said in the letter.Accordingly, AIFF relieved Matos of his contract with Indian Arrows after receiving his letter.Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF thanked Matos for all his support and contribution to Indian Football.advertisementOn behalf of AIFF, we thank Luis Matos for his guidance, support and contribution to Indian Football. We hope his personal issues including the injury get sorted out soon and wish him and his family all the best and good health, Das said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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IPL 2019: Umpire Nigel Llong under BCCI scanner after ‘door kick’ controversy

first_imgEnglish umpire Nigel Llong could face the BCCI’s scrutiny for allegedly damaging the door of a stadium room after an argument with Virat Kohli but the Indian board is unlikely to remove him as an official for the IPL final on May 12.Llong reportedly lost his cool after being confronted by Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Kohli over a contentious no ball call against Sunrisers Hyderabad during an IPL match on Saturday in Bengaluru.According to reports, the ICC Elite Panel official kicked the door of the umpires’ room during the innings break and damaged it.A BCCI official told PTI that Llong might have some explaining to do but the matter will not cost him his place as a designated umpire for the IPL final to be held in Hyderabad.The BCCI, it is learnt, is in a dilemma on whether to even consider taking such a step “for a moment’s indiscretion”.In Bengaluru, Karnataka State Cricket Association secretary R Sudhakar Rao said the KSCA has demanded action against Llong. Rao, however, did say that the 50-year-old paid for the damage caused.”We have reported the matter to the Committee of Administrators (COA) and hopefully action will be taken against Nigel Llong. If the players are punished for their misdemeanour and fined their match fees then why not the umpires,” he said.”I didn’t speak to umpire Llong but I spoke to match referee Narayanan Kutty. I am hopeful COA will take action,” he added.Llong paid Rs 5000 after he was confronted by the KSCA officials and had demanded a receipt of the payment.advertisementLlong has stood in 56 Tests, 123 ODIs and 32 T20 Internationals in his career and will be standing in the upcoming World Cup in the United Kingdom, starting May 30.Also Read | IPL 2019: Another no-ball controversy and Virat Kohli is frustratedAlso Read | Ashwin’s Mankading to Dhoni’s rage: Controversies that headlined IPL 2019Also Seelast_img read more

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Deontae Craig, No. 22 DE In The Country, Announces Commitment

first_imgA general view of the Iowa Hawkeyes football stadium.IOWA CITY, IA – NOVEMBER 12: Iowa Hawkeyes Kinnick Stadium against Michigan State Spartans November 12, 2011 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Reese Strickland/Getty Images)2020 three-star defensive end Deontae Craig has been a very popular prospect in the Midwest. After making visits to numerous Big Ten and SEC powerhouses, Craig has decided on his college choice.On Friday, Craig took to Twitter to announce his commitment decision. He revealed that he would be attending the University of Iowa.247Sports rates Craig as the No. 582 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 22 weak-side defensive end in the nation, and the No. 4 recruit from the state of Indiana.In an interview with Hawkeye Insider, Craig explained his decision. He felt that Iowa’s history and proficiency at developing defensive linemen was a contributing factor. He also said he was looking forward to playing for head coach Kirk Ferentz:“Iowa they always have a great history of having really good teams and sending especially defensive linemen to the NFL… That’s one of my goals to make it there one day. Coach Kirk Ferentz he’s going to be a Hall of Fame coach one day. That really intrigues me about them.”Craig has made three official visits over the past few months, checking out Iowa, Indiana, and Tennessee. Other schools that have been on his radar include Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, Purdue, and NorthwesternCOMMITTED💛🖤🐤 pic.twitter.com/zKC5rlp2Nu— Deontae Craig (@CraigDeontae) August 16, 2019As for the Hawkeyes, the addition of Craig gives them 23 recruits in the Class of 2020.247Sports currently ranks the class as No. 23 in the nation, and No. 4 in the Big Ten. It’s poised to be their highest ranked class in years.last_img read more

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No, Team USA Is Not in the 2018 World Cup — Here’s Who to Root For Instead

first_imgEvery four years, countries across the globe come together around the world’s most popular sport: soccer (or football, depending on where you are). This year is one of those years, and 32 teams from places as different as Sweden and Senegal are gearing up to prove their mettle at the 2018 World Cup.We all know, though, that there are more than 32 countries in the world. That means a significant chunk of countries isn’t participating this year. Notably among them —  for us stateside — is the United States Men’s National Team. Never exactly a powerhouse on the international stage, Team USA has still managed to qualify for the World Cup every time since 1986. Sadly, that streak was broken when they were eliminated by Trinidad and Tobago.So, that leaves American fans in the lurch. If you have another team you cheer for — chances are, if you’re a soccer fan, you do — then great! If you don’t, we’re here to help. Below, you’ll find eight teams we believe you should support based soley on fun facts about the nations.Yes, we spent zero time analyzing stats to see who might be the high performers this time around. Instead, we dug up obscure tidbits, because why not. Who wouldn’t want to root for a country that not only gave us IKEA, but also Candy Crush?UruguayHARRISON, NJ – MARCH 27: Hj’u009artur Hermannsson #26 of Iceland and Miguel Trauco #6 of Peru battle for the ball in an International Friendly match at Red Bull Arena on March 27, 2018 in Harrison, New Jersey. Steven Ryan/Getty ImagesCapital: MontevideoPopulation: 3.44 millionWhy you should cheer: Uruguay is the second-smallest country in South America and cows outnumber people four to one. Also, Uruguay has won the World Cup twice already, in 1930 and again in 1950.SerbiaSerbia’s most important exports: raspberries and vampires.Capital: BelgradePopulation: 7.04 million (excluding Kosovo)Why you should cheer: Serbia is the largest exporter of raspberries in the world (with hopes to once again be the largest exporter of plums, apples, and prunes in Europe). Also, the only Serbian word that is used around the world is “vampire.”TunisiaTunisia was the real-life setting of many Star Wars scenes set on Tatooine. DisneyCapital: TunisPopulation: 11.3 millionWhy you should cheer: The Sahel, a coastal plain along Tunisia’s eastern Mediterranean coast, is among the world’s premier areas for olive cultivation. In addition, Tunisia has served as the location for some of Hollywood’s biggest films, including Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.SwedenIn addition to Candy Crush Saga, you have Sweden to thank for Candy Crush Soda Saga and Candy Crush Jelly Saga. Candy Crush Saga/FacebookCapital: StockholmPopulation: 9.9 millionWhy you should cheer: Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area but has the second lowest population density. You can also thank Sweden for Candy Crush Saga — King is one of Sweden’s most popular companies.SenegalNote the tail underneath the rear fender. Ji-Elle/WikimediaCapital: DakarPopulation: 15.41 millionWhy you should cheer: Senegalese taxis have tails — well, artificial tails made of goat or sheep hair that supposedly bring good luck. Plus, if you’re a fan of Akon, then you’re a fan of Senegal, as that’s where he was raised.PeruGuinea pig, aka cuy, can be served in a variety of ways, from deep-fried to baked. Steven Damron/FlickrCapital: LimaPopulation: 32.16 millionWhy you should cheer: Starch-lovers pay attention: Peru grows over 3,000 varieties of potato. Know what these potatoes go well will? Guinea pig, which is a delicacy in Peru. (Oh, and they have some amazing sights, like the Nazca Lines. No biggy.)MoroccoWorld-class soccer is just one of the many reasons to visit Morocco. Peerakit JIrachetthakun/Getty ImagesCapital: RabatPopulation: 35.28 millionWhy you should cheer: In 1786, Morocco was the first nation to sign a treaty with the United States. On top of that, Morocco’s national animal is the Barbary lion, which is pretty badass. And Marrakech is absolutely breath-taking.IcelandThe ol’ red, white, and blue is still in the game.Capital: ReykjavíkPopulation: 334,000Why you should cheer: We’ve already made our case for Iceland (hint: it has to do with red, white, and blue), but we’ll throw in this fun fact: Consumption of Coca-Cola per capita is higher in Iceland than in any other country. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now What’s So Great About the Icelandic Hot Dog? 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Reyka Vodka Announces the World’s First Glacier Bar in Icelandlast_img read more

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GMS Wins New Contract for Its K-Class SESV

first_imgMay 28, 2014 zoom Gulf Marine Services (GMS), one of the leading providers of self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESV) serving the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, today announced a new contract award for one of its Small Class vessels.The vessel, a K-Class SESV, will commence the new 12-month charter (six months firm and options for up to six months) in mid-Q3 2014, with the contract towards the top end of current day rates across the Small Class vessels. The vessel will be supporting maintenance work for an international oil company in the MENA region.Duncan Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of GMS, said:“This new contract, which will directly follow on from completion of the vessel’s existing work with another client, is one of a number of current opportunities in the pipeline, reinforcing our view that there continues to be a very strong demand for our assets in brownfield oil and gas recovery, well services and maintenance in the MENA region.”last_img read more

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Safer South Shore Communities

first_imgNova Scotia’s South Shore is safer and healthier thanks to an investment of $8,500 from Nova Scotia Health Promotion. Human Resource Minister Carolyn Bolivar-Getson presented the cheque today, May 30, in support of the South Shore Safe Communities Suicide Prevention Initiative. “Organizations on the South Shore have been leaders in helping their residents lead long healthy lives by addressing suicide,” said Ms. Bolivar-Getson, on behalf of Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald. “We’re happy to further their work by making this investment today.” The Mental Health Program delivered by South Shore Health, in partnership with South Shore Safe Communities, has started a process that will allow people in their communities to help prevent suicide. Over the past year, suicide-related initiatives on the South Shore have resulted in an increase of knowledge, community involvement, public awareness, and have demonstrated their leadership in this critical health issue. “The $8,500 will go to the creation of a standardized assessment training program across agencies,” said Doug Crossman, director of the mental health program with South Shore Health. “This will provide us with the capacity to increase skills and awareness about suicide prevention.” The money will also help in increasing media and school-based awareness about suicide within the community. Addressing suicide is one of three priority areas of the province’s injury prevention strategy. Self-injury is the leading cause of injury-related death in Nova Scotia. Each year, almost 100 Nova Scotians take their own lives. It is estimated that suicide costs Nova Scotians up to $100 million each year in direct and indirect costs.last_img read more

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Legislation Helps Families Live Greener

first_imgThe province is helping families save money and reduce their carbon footprint through amendments to the Municipal Government Act to be introduced today, April 2. The amendments will give municipalities the authority to finance energy-efficient equipment, including solar panels, on private property through property taxes. “Nova Scotians want to do what they can to save money and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell. “Municipalities throughout Nova Scotia are looking to help citizens live greener through this program, and the province is pleased to support the initiative.” The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities asked for the change to legislation. “We are pleased the government is bringing these amendments forward as they will provide an opportunity for municipalities and citizens to help achieve energy conservation savings in an affordable way,” said Jimmy MacAlpine, president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. “This is good news for municipalities interested in supporting home owners with initiatives that help the environment.” Nova Scotia has been a leader in enacting legislation that allows municipalities to offer this type of program.last_img read more

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Forensics officer to be questioned about jacket in Dennis Oland murder trial

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. — It will be an important day for Dennis Oland’s defence team.Const. Dave MacDonald, a forensics officer with the Saint John police force, will be cross-examined by defence lawyers today about the seizure and handling of the brown Hugo Boss jacket Oland was wearing when he visited his multimillionaire father, Richard, on July 6, 2011.Richard Oland’s battered body was found the next day, lying in a pool of blood on the floor of his office in Saint John, N.B.Police took the jacket during a search of Dennis Oland’s house, but they kept it in storage for several months before having it forensically tested.Several blood stains and DNA matching Richard Oland’s profile were detected on the jacket, which had been dry cleaned after the murder.MacDonald is expected to be on the stand most of today.Dennis Oland has been charged with the second-degree murder of his father and has pleaded not guilty.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Royal Baby Gets Gift From Hearing Loss Charity

first_imgNew parents HRH Duke of Cambridge and HRH Duchess of Cambridge will break with centuries of royal tradition and will not be employing a nanny for the first few weeks of HRH Prince George of Cambridge’s life.Action on Hearing Loss, (previously the RNID) has stepped in with the ultimate baby monitor for the hands-on couple. As well as featuring the usual sound monitor it also has state-of-the-art video monitoring technologies so the royal couple can not only hear but see their little bundle of joy sleeping soundly.Baby care and safety is the major consideration for any parent, and the royal couple have already shown their knowledge and dexterity in this matter with the baby car seat they expertly used upon leaving hospital. However, with HRH Prince of Cambridge now at home, the royal couple will be familiarising themselves with sleepless nights. With no nanny to assist them, Action on Hearing Loss hope their gift will provide that all important sense of security that all new parents wish for, whether deaf or hearing.The Action on Hearing Loss approved £130.00, Amplicomms Watch and Care V120 baby monitor is an ideal solution for deaf, hard of hearing or any parent who wants to keep an extra safe eye on their little one. It has a built in camera and screen to monitor movement as well as sound. A vibrating pad slips under your pillow to alert you at night and flashing coloured lights alert you during the day. The camera automatically switches to infrared night vision in darkness, enabling good visibility at all times. Parents can have a two-way conversation and even monitor the temperature of the room remotely.Chief Executive of Action on Hearing Loss, Paul Breckell says, “Everyone at Action on Hearing Loss sends their sincere congratulations to the royal family. As a charity with a Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of York, we are particularly delighted and felt it wholly appropriate to send the family a practical gift that we know both hearing and non-hearing parents feel safe to rely on.”The baby monitor is available from Action On Hearing Loss here or call the sales team on =44-(0)1733-361199 or Textphone +44-(0)1733-238020.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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RCMP to review arrests at BC pipeline blockade create temporary detachment

first_imgHe says one person secured themselves to a barricade, while two others attached themselves to the underside of a bus that was blocking access to a bridge and another was suspended in a hammock from the bridge.Stubbs says he understands there are concerns about the RCMP’s actions and its review will produce recommendations to address any issues, though he says none have been found yet.The RCMP reached an agreement with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs last Thursday to allow Coastal GasLink workers across the bridge, and Stubbs says the Mounties will bring in a temporary detachment to the area.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) SURREY, B.C. – The RCMP will review the actions of its officers who arrested 14 people at an Indigenous pipeline blockade in northwestern British Columbia last week.The Mounties enforced a court injunction Jan. 7 allowing Coastal GasLink workers and contractors access to a work site where a natural gas pipeline is planned.Assistant commissioner Eric Stubbs says the situation was challenging and emotional, and he alleges the protesters’ actions toward police ranged from passive resistance to “actual assaultive behaviour.”last_img read more

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Festival Plaza project to be postponed until 2020

first_imgThe grant could provide up to  $1,925,462 in funding for the project, but there is no guarantee that the grant will be approved.  The City has yet to announce what the total cost of the project would be.The project was originally scheduled to start in the spring of 2019 and was to be completed by the fall.The Festival Plaza will be located on the northwest corner of Centennial Park on the grounds next to 100th street and 96 Avenue. The Plaza will act as a visual entrance to the City of Fort St. John when travelling in from the south. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a recent City of Fort St. John Council meeting, Council has decided to postpone the Festival Plaza project until 2020.The decision to postpone the project was made due to the uncertainty of funding.The City was going to apply to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to fund 75 percent of the construction costs.  Unfortunately, the City won’t know if they receive the grant until the fall of this year and construction can’t start before the grant is awarded.last_img read more

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LS polls 259 pc polling till 11 am in MP

first_imgBhopal: An average 25.9 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the first four hours of polling on Sunday in the eight Lok Sabha seats of Madhya Pradesh, an official said. Polling for the eight seats – Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Dhar, Indore, Khargone and Khandwa – in the fourth and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state was going on since 7 am, MP’s Chief Electoral Officer V L Kantha Rao said. The voting figures till 11 am were: Dewas-30.2 per cent, Ujjain-28.78 per cent, Mandsaur-32.59 per cent, Ratlam- 27.74 per cent, Dhar-18.95 per cent, Indore-19.13 per cent, Khargone-29.1 per cent and Khandwa-23.26 per cent, he said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Prominent candidates in the fray are former Union ministers Kantilal Bhuria and Arun Yadav of the Congress, who are contesting from Ratlam and Khandwa seats, respectively. Long queues were seen at several booths in these eight constituencies, all currently held by the BJP. Some state leaders from Malwa Nimar region of the Indore constituency were also seen standing in queues to cast their votes. Altogether 82 candidates, including Bhuria and Yadav, are in the fray in the eight constituencies where there are 1.49 crore eligible voters. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Total 18,411 polling booths, including 1,157 entirely managed by women, have been set up in these seats, he said. An average 69.26 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the first three phases of the Lok Sabha polls in the state, he added. Out of the total 29 Lok Sabha seats in MP, six went to polls on April 29, seven on May 6 and eight on May 12. The counting of votes would be held on May 23.last_img read more

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Turkmenistan to reduce iron deficiency anaemia with UN support

17 January 2008The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is helping the Government of Turkmenistan to fortify flour with iron and folic acid to reduce anaemia and improve the overall nutritional situation of women and children across the Central Asian country. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is helping the Government of Turkmenistan to fortify flour with iron and folic acid to reduce anaemia and improve the overall nutritional situation of women and children across the Central Asian country. The Government will finance the programme as part of its commitment to child survival and development and will work with UNICEF to procure the micronutrients to be added to supreme grade and first grade flour. Turkmenistan has adopted a new standard for flour fortification in line with international requirements and created a quality assurance and monitoring system. The programme is one of many contributing to the health and well being of the children and women of Turkmenistan. Since 2001, the Government has financed 100 per cent of vaccines procurement using UNICEF Procurement Services. In 2004, the country achieved universal salt iodization. read more

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Mobile telecom company Fongo want to buy Wind Mobile lower data plans

Mobile communications company Fongo Inc. is making a bid to buy Wind Mobile’s Canadian operations, saying it wants to lower the cost of wireless data plans.A large number of Wind Mobile’s customers already use Fongo’s free mobile app for calls and messaging, Fongo president Dave Bullock said Wednesday.“It will be disruptively priced, different from anything else on the market,” Bullock said of the data plan pricing Fongo has in mind.But Fongo’s bid for Wind Mobile was met with some skepticism.SeaBoard Group telecom analyst Amit Kaminer said it’s difficult to know if Fongo actually has the ability to buy Wind Mobile.“I would say this is a tempest in a teapot,” Kaminer said from Toronto.“There are probably going to be a few companies that are looking at Wind, but on this one we’re going to apply a large discount,” he said.The Waterloo, Ont., company said its initial offer for Wind is $1 plus a 49 per cent equity ownership stake in Fongo.However, Wind also has millions of dollars in debt, which would have be assumed by any buyer.Wind Mobile met the bid with sarcasm.Wind’s chief regulatory officer Simon Lockie said on Twitter: “I hereby publicly offer to buy Fongo for $1 and half my sandwich.”Wind Mobile founder Anthony Lacavera has also made a bid to buy back the small wireless carrier he launched in 2009 with original financial backer Naguib Sawiris, an Egyptian telecom player, a source familiar with the process has said.Fongo said that more than 250,000 Canadians have signed up for the free service with their iPhones, iPod touch devices and Android smartphones.Telecom analyst Troy Crandall said while Wind’s debt would have to be assumed, if Fongo were successful it could disrupt pricing and how data plans are sold.“Essentially they could offer a data-only pricing schedule,” said Crandall of MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier.“They could say forget voice, we’ve got you covered on voice which is free anyway. Pick your data model that you want,” he said.Voice and data plans are generally sold together for smarpthones.“It takes away any need for you to get a voice plan for any of the big three anymore,” said Crandall, who noted that he believed Fongo’s bid was serious.“It’s a pretty legit company and it’s really kind of already making waves in the industry even though it’s flying under a lot of radars right now.”But he said he considers the $1 bid and a 49 per cent equity ownership stake in Fongo to be only part of the offer for Wind.Bullock said Fongo generates revenue through advertising inside its free calling service and from other services such as visual voice mail, international calling and texting.Fongo, a 25-employee company, was spun out of telecom company Fibernetics, based in Cambridge, Ont., in 2010. It’s backed by venture capital and funding from a federal government program.Bullock said if its bid successful, Fongo plans to retain the majority of Wind Mobile’s employees but will rethink many aspects of the business.Dutch telecom owner VimpelCom has recently put Wind Mobile up for sale. Wind was part of a wave of new wireless companies offering Canadians more cellphone competition. by LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 27, 2013 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Mobile telecom company Fongo want to buy Wind Mobile, lower data plans read more

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Honda recalls Accords in the US to check replaced air bags

by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Apr 7, 2017 6:52 am MDT Last Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Honda recalls Accords in the US to check replaced air bags TOKYO – Japanese automaker Honda said Friday it was recalling 37,000 vehicles in the U.S. to check if replacement air bags contain the recalled Takata inflators that may have been installed prior to the massive Takata recalls last year.Honda Motor Co. said the recall of the front air bag inflator of the 2003 2-door Accord doesn’t affect its vehicles in other regions. No ruptures have been reported.The inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp. are blamed in at least 16 deaths and more than 180 injuries worldwide.The problem set off the biggest recall in U.S. automotive history, involving 42 million vehicles. Globally, the tally is more than 100 million.The inflators can explode with too much force, sending shrapnel spewing.The latest recall is unusual in that Honda is trying to find 2,500 inflators that were replaced during repairs, but it doesn’t know where the 2,500 inflators went, so it’s recalling all of the possibly affected vehicles so they can be checked.In February, Takata pleaded guilty to concealing a deadly defect in millions of its air bag inflators. The company agreed to pay $125 million to individual victims and $850 million to automakers.Takata’s penalty is small compared with the one imposed on German automaker Volkswagen, which must buy back cars and pay up to $21 billion in the U.S. over its emissions-cheating scandal.Takata has sunk into red ink over the costs of the recalls, and it faces lawsuits from victims, in addition to the penalties.___AP Auto Writer Tom Krisher in Detroit contributed to this report.Yuri Kageyama can be reached at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaHer work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/yuri-kageyama read more

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SMMT Aftermarket Forum debuts at Automechanika Birmingham 2016

SMMT will host an aftermarket-focused conference and networking event on Thursday 9 June as part of its programme of activities at Automechanika Birmingham 2016. The SMMT Aftermarket Forum will be open to senior delegates from the independent component supply and workshop network, offering insight and potential new business opportunities.Through thought-provoking panel discussions and presentations, the Forum will cover a range of issues, from the practical day-to-day challenges and opportunities that exist in the independent aftermarket, to horizon topics, expected to affect the sector in the coming years. As well as discussion on parts distribution, warehousing, customer satisfaction and skills, speakers will address how the industry might tackle challenges relating to connected vehicle technologies and data privacy.Registration for the show and other SMMT events running at Automechanika Birmingham, including Meet the Buyer, Open Forum and Logistics Forum, will open shortly. You can find out more by emailing memberservices@smmt.co.uk.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Mega Millions mania grips county

first_imgHow to spend $500 million in Clark CountyDenise Connolly has a plan if she wins the $500 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday: Hop on a plane with her friend Linda Jacobs and head off on vacation.She doesn’t know where she would go but she wouldn’t worry about packing. She’d buy everything she needs once she got there.Realistically, she thinks things could end up a little different.“I’d probably have a heart attack and not be able to spend it,” she said after buying five $1 tickets at the S&S Quick Mart on Northeast 28th Street near Orchards midday Wednesday.She was one of many customers who stopped by the store to grab a ticket for a chance to win the largest lottery jackpot in North American history, which translates to a $359.4 Million lump sum.“This is a record high,” said Arlen Harris, Washington lottery spokesman. “This is the largest jackpot in U.S. history.”He said there is a chance that the payout will increase because of high ticket sales, but officials won’t know for sure until Friday morning.last_img read more

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NBA Hall of Famer Ray Allen donates new computer room to Citrus

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida school received a generous donation from NBA Hall of Famer Ray Allen.Allen’s Ray of Hope Foundation unveiled a brand-new computer lab for students at Citrus Grove Middle School in Miami, Friday.The former Miami Heat star made an appearance during the ribbon-cutting ceremony, alongside Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and other educators.“Just to be able to be here and give kids education and give them opportunities to better education,” said Allen. “Education to me is the centerpiece of every field that we have in our society. If we teach our kids better, then they grow up with better opportunities, better ideas, better philosophies.”This is the fifth school the nonprofit organization has donated a computer lab to in Miami.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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BtoB Ad Network Breaks 1000 Websites

first_imgBBN has been consistently growing since its 2008 launch. BBN says it reaches 50 million b-to-b buyers. Members include Cygnus Business Media, McGraw-Hill, Stamats Business Media and Summit Business Media. Reisfield says that the company grew more than 25 percent in 2011, and expects even more growth in 2012. He attributes this growth to the company’s non-endemic approach to being “brand focused,” that is to say there is no company too small or too large for BBN’s vertical and horizontal solutions. BBN claims they provide solutions that are “beyond the banner” through a suite of services including creating, managing, and delivering advertising to business audiences.Acccording to Reisfield, BBN’s “concept has been validated.” Not only is the company’s holdings portfolio growing, but also is their geographic scope.  Nearly one-third of the company’s websites now operate in Europe, and BBN plans to further bolster this figure.  In September of 2010 Folio: reported that BBN, a privately held Washington D.C. based company, opened an additional office in London. The BBN Networks recently added six new media companies to its b-to-b ad network.  The American Psychological Association, BNP Media, CQ Roll Call, Dennis Media, Mitochon Systems and Springwise have all been added to BBN’s portfolio. The addition of these firms increases BBN’s b-to-b network reach to over 1,000 websites.  Chairman Derek Reisfield describes the addition of BBN’s new partnerships as a “milestone,” and that the success of the company’s growth is proof that it is meeting its clients’ demand for finding a “qualified audience” in b-to-b advertising.  Reisfield indicates that BBN is performance-focused, beginning with a broad network approach, and then working with the client to target specific market needs. Reisfield states this approach ensures that “everyone has an opportunity” to reach their target audience.last_img read more

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