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IAEA considers nuclear safety rules after Fukushima

first_img Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle IAEA considers nuclear safety rules after Fukushima by: – June 20, 2011 18 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet The IAEA has highlighted some of the weaknesses that contributed to the crisisThe UN’s nuclear watchdog is holding a meeting aimed at improving nuclear safety, in the wake of the accident at Japan’s Fukushima plant.Officials from 150 nations are meeting at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) offices in Vienna to discuss how to make nuclear more safe.But there are differences as to how much international action is needed to prevent future accidents.The meeting will also discuss a report into the Fukushima nuclear emergency.The BBC’s Bethany Bell in Vienna says some states argue the details of safety regulation should be left to the governments concerned.Others want the IAEA’s guidelines to be made mandatory under international law. At the moment there are only standards and guidelines set by the IAEA.‘Unprecedented emergency’ The Fukushima disaster has prompted widespread public concern about nuclear safety.The nuclear plant’s cooling systems were knocked out by the 11 March earthquake and tsunami. The disaster caused meltdown at three of the reactors.More than three months after the accident, the facility is still leaking radioactive material. Germany has decided to shut down all its reactors by 2022 and Italy has voted against plans to revive nuclear power.The IAEA report on the Fukushima accident is to be published on Monday at the conference.Leaks from the report indicate it has found that Japan did not follow all the proper guidelines for how to respond to the crisis.It failed to follow some safety measures, and did not learn from past threats to nuclear plants in areas prone to tsunami risk, according to leaks.But it will also praise the dangerous and hard work carried out by Japan’s nuclear workers.“The operators were faced with a catastrophic, unprecedented emergency scenario with no power, reactor control or instrumentation,” the 160-page report will say.Some 110,000 tonnes of water have built up during efforts to cool reactors since the twin natural disasters, hampering work to bring the plant under control.The contaminated water, enough to fill 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools, is increasing by 500 tonnes a day as fresh water is continuously being injected to cool the reactors.An operation on Friday to decontaminate the water was abandoned after just a few hours because of a rapid rise in radiation.Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that storage facilities are filling up, so a delay in restarting the filtering system could cause the water to overflow into the sea in about a week.Fukushima is the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in Ukraine in 1986.BBC Newslast_img read more

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Three arrested in connection with shooting incident at Krazy Kokonuts

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Three arrested in connection with shooting incident at Krazy Kokonuts by: – June 4, 2012 Wayne Maxwell Police have confirmed that three men have been arrested in connection with a shooting incident which occurred at the Krazy Kokonuts Entertainment Centre in Castle Comfort yesterday.According to eye witnesses they had to “dive for cover” to protect themselves when an alleged brawl started.Police Public Relations Officer inspector John Carbon in his report informed that three men have been arrested while two others are in stable condition at the hospital.“The Criminal Investigations Department is conducting investigations into a shooting incident which occurred about 3:30am at the Mau Pau Entertainment Centre on Sunday June 3, 2012. One man Wayne Maxwell succumbed to his injuries while two others are nursing injuries at the Princess Margaret Hospital, they are both in stable condition”. The names of the individuals cannot be published as they have not been formally charged.The proprietor of that establishment Frankie “Krazy T” Bellot has apologized to patrons for the unfortunate incident and has sought to assure them the venue is safe.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 23 Views   no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

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2 men jailed for stealing TV inside coffee shop

first_imgILOILO City – Two persons were arrestedfor allegedly stealing a television inside a coffee shop in Barangay Fatima,Jaro district. Police identified them as 19-year-oldKemuel Recio and a 17-year-old minor, both residents of Veterans Village, CityProper. Their 23-year-old accomplice Aladin Jade Socobus was able to escape. Police investigators said Recio and Hablerowere arrested after they were caught in the vicinity of Snap and Shot Cafe Shopcarrying a television and frozen meats around at 12:30 a.m. yesterday. center_img The suspects were detained in the lockupcell of the Jaro police station, facing charges./PNlast_img read more

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2 seafarers test positive for COVID-19; Tigbauan mayor warns against discrimination

first_imgOf the 18 cases, one remains confined in the hospital, eight are on home quarantine while two are being quarantined in their local government-identified quarantine facility. Three cases recovered from the disease while four died. Family members of the seafarers, too, observed social distancing, she added. Alquisada said the two seafarers were from Japan. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell./PN “Our frontliners who ushered them were prepared. They wore personal protective equipment so their health was not compromised,” said Alquisada. ILOILO – Do not be afraid, panic or discriminate. The local government of Tigbauan is prepared to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Mayor Suzette Alquisada told her constituents. Two seafarers in Tigbauan tested positive for the virus. They were part of the over 40 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who recently returned to Iloilo from Cebu. Their three other OFW companions, also residents of Tigbauan, tested negative for the virus but the local government deemed it wise to subject them to a two-week quarantine. According to Alquisada, the two seamen were now in isolation at the town’s quarantine facility. “They are our modern heroes,” said Alquisada. As of yesterday, April 19, Western Visayas had 49 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with Iloilo province having 18, according to the Department of Health. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. They did not have close contact with their families or any other people because from Iloilo City they went ushered straight to the quarantine facility on April 9, stressed Alquisada. Alquisada urged the people of Tigbauan not to discriminate the two seafarers or their families or the healthcare frontliners at the town’s quarantine facility. The two seafarers were a 24-year-old male (Western Visayas’ COVID-19 Patient No. 46) and a 26-year-old male (Patient No. 47). Both were asymptomatic or not showing symptoms such as fever and cough, among others.last_img read more

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Too Many Stats

first_imgAs if we do not have enough stats already, some people have added this new one.In a report I heard about the Cincinnati Bengals, they were discussing the refereeing crew for their Sunday game.  It was reported that the Bengals had one win and two losses when this crew was on the field.  When I was coaching, we knew refereeing crews that we liked, but I don’t remember keeping track of how many times we won or lost with that particular crew. Apparently, teams are doing this now.I am sure that somewhere in their overwhelming volume of statistics that teams keep today, they know what the temperature was for each game, whether it rained or was sunny, windy or cold, etc.   They might even keep track of the price of hot dogs at the concession stand.  LOLlast_img read more

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Fabian Delph statement

first_imgFabian Delph has said the “football opportunity” that joining Manchester City will present eventually persuaded him to make the move from Aston Villa. Here is a statement from Delph, released on Friday evening, in which he explains his U-turn after initially turning down the City switch. “Leaving Aston Villa Football Club is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make,” Delph said. “I’ve had some amazing times and made some great friends during my time at the club and I’ll always be thankful to them for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premier League. “As has been widely reported I initially turned down the opportunity to join Manchester City. That decision was purely down to the love I have for Aston Villa and its great supporters. “When I was made captain of Villa it was a huge honour for me and I took the responsibility incredibly seriously. I signed my new contract last season with the view of staying at the club for the duration of the deal and never with the intention to leave a year later. “My decision to stay initially was purely based on the emotion and feelings that I hold for the club and the people there that I would be walking away from – rather than looking at the football opportunity that had been placed in front of me. “I’ve experienced some incredible low times in my career with injuries and at one point even questioned whether I would even return to Premiership level. Despite that, I’ve always been 100 per cent committed to improving my game and developing as a player and a person. “As a kid watching the game on TV and then as a young footballer you dream about testing yourself against the best in the world, to compete for major trophies and to play in the Champions League. I’ve proved that I can play at the very top level with England and believe I owe it to myself to take the challenge of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world in Manchester City. “I have been immensely proud to captain such a great club and want to thank everyone at Aston Villa – most importantly the fans – for the amazing support they have shown me during my time there. “I am now excited for the future with Manchester City and helping the club to succeed in the coming season and beyond.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Tyler Roberson scores team-high 18 points in 83-55 win over Colgate

first_img Published on November 11, 2016 at 11:31 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman With the season-opening tipoff in Syracuse’s possession, Tyler Roberson went to work. Frank Howard, known to make more ambitious passes than anyone else on the team, dribbled up the court.Roberson positioned himself under the basket, sandwiched between a pair of Colgate defenders. Howard called on the senior forward anyway. He speared a pass to Roberson, who used every bit of his 6-foot-8, 226-pound frame to rise between the defenders and above the basket, smashing home the first two points of his and SU’s season.“Frank set (Roberson) up pretty good,” Jim Boeheim said. “… He’s a good finisher when he gets to the basket.”The crowd rumbled, unaware of the show Roberson was plotting out. The veteran came to the doorstep of his career-high 19 points but finished with a team-high 18. That was about the only drop of disappointment for Roberson in No. 19 Syracuse’s (1-0) 83-55 win against Colegate (0-1) on Friday night in the Carrier Dome.Roberson’s made a career out of being a defensive stalwart and protecting the interior of the zone. And as expected, over and over again, he was getting to the rim. But instead the ball was already in his team’s possession, and Roberson tried replicating the results of his game-opening play. He mirrored it pretty well. In 24 minutes, he came down with seven dunks to punctuate one of the best performances of his career.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was so excited for him,” senior Andrew White said. “A lot of guys don’t talk to him, don’t mess with him too much because win, lose or draw … he does his own thing. But I probably gave him 20 (high-fives) tonight.“Coach challenged him to be better to start the year, and to see him respond and to do what he did, I think it’s great.”As Colgate pressed out to defend the perimeter, Syracuse turned in. Point guards John Gillon and Howard looked toward the paint. Nine different times on the night, Roberson notched a bucket. The scoring plays were spread out, save for one 71-second span that was all Roberson.It started with a play that only allotted the Orange two points, but by far left the biggest impression on the game. With Syracuse only up by nine midway through the first half, Gillon looked up and saw Roberson tracing a path to the basket. From well behind the 3-point line, the point guard darted a pass high and far in the air, with Roberson still needing a couple steps to begin his ascension.“I know I can go get it,” Roberson said. “The pass was on point. It was perfect from a distance like that.”He elevated in perfect concert with Gillon’s alley-oop, and sent the Dome into a frenzy as he spiked the ball through the net. In that moment, all 10 of the senior’s points had come at the rim, and the acrobatics only added an exclamation point to his stat line.Momentum rolled over into the two ensuing possessions, in which Roberson also finished at the rim. Gillon assisted him with another pass, and Lydon bounced one across the paint into the hands of Roberson. By halftime, he had 16 points in 16 minutes. Roberson said after the game he knew he was approaching his career-high in points as he entered the locker room.But in eight second-half minutes, he could only muster three shots. It didn’t matter, with the game tucked safely away. Roberson’s work was done. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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D.O. Sportscast episode 4: Michael McCleary talks schools’ roles in transfer trouble

first_imgThis week on the D.O. Sportscast, asst. copy editor Michael McCleary drops by to discuss the roles of schools when athletes try to transfer and the subsequent complications that arise. Athletes nationwide across an array of sports request transfers every year, and schools are allowed to either approve or “block” the athlete from communicating with a specific school to transfer. The story McCleary wrote focused on the struggles of current Syracuse softball player Baylee Douglass, who arrived at SU after Southern Illinois-Edwardsville blocked four requested transfers.Listen to episode four here: Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 10, 2017 at 12:51 amcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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Retail bookmaking could see profits slashed suggest analysts

first_img GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Share William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 The report from the gaming analysts at UBS which pulled the rug from under the share price of William Hill this week doesn’t pull its punches when it comes to the near-term future for the high-street bookmakers.The team at UBS suggest that retail operating profits could decrease by an average of 40 percent depending on what the upcoming Triennial Review decides with regard to the maximum staking levels of B2 machines.However, should the government opt to give in to the demands of campaigners and take the stakes limit for B2 down to £2, the team at UBS estimate it would more than wipe out retail operating profits at William Hill and Ladbrokes and cause significant dents in total group earnings.Should the government opt to change the maximum stake to £10, UBS estimates that William Hill would see 78 percent of retail operating profits disappear while the figure at Ladbrokes would be 91 percent.The UBS team do caveat these predictions. They say they have assumed that customers who were staking above any newly-imposed limit previously would reduce their staking amount to the new limit with no change to frequency or length of play. They have also assumed no increase in B3 activity, though recent evidence would suggest that both Ladbrokes Coral and William Hill have driven an increasing mix of gross win from B3 machines, thus somewhat reducing their dependence on B2.“Given we have assumed no mitigation of any downside (either through increased focus on B3 content, or through cost measures) we believe these outcomes are worst-case scenarios,” they add.The release of the report nevertheless had an effect on the share price of William Hill which fell nearly 6 percent on the day of release.The report also suggested the bookies had further vulnerabilities to the potential for machine gaming duty (MGD) being raised in the upcoming March budget. Though they think this is unlikely, they suggest that a move by the chancellor to increase MGD to 30 percent from 25 percent would feed through to a 15 percent hit to retail profits at William Hill and a 21 percent hit at Ladbrokes Coral.As the UBS team suggest, there is evidence in terms of the current pricing of the share prices of the retail bookmakers that the threat of the upcoming Triennial review hasn’t been truly priced in for both William Hill and Ladbrokes Coral. The industry should clearly be worried about the potential impact of a cut in maximum stakes. StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

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Ghana League Cypher returns on June 8

first_imgThe Second round of the 2015 Ghana premier league is upon us and managers and players alike are eager to improve their season standings when games kick off on Sunday June 7 at designated league centers across the country.You don’t need telling: your  premier video podcast “Ghana League Cypher”,  aimed at promoting the Ghana Premier League is returning with  match day 15  downloads on partner websites including Myjoyonlne.com, Ghanasoccernet, Footy Ghana , and Ghana News Agency available  on Monday 8th June 2015 .Consistent previews, reviews and authoritative analysis of the First Capital Plus Premier League enjoyed during the first round is responsible for the show’s fast growing audience on  social media networks including Facebook, Twitter,  and YouTube .The new look “Ghana league Cypher” will see an extension from the initial 15 minutes after calls for lengthier discussions  but will still keep its crisp and brief nature.The show will be anchored by recipient of the 2013/2014 best Journalist at promoting the GPL award, George Addo Jnr-The statistics session which was introduced in episode 2 will take prominence in the latest episode as vital statistics and other matters are well delved into. Analysts, personnel and invited stakeholders on the show will still be top-class and people well acquainted with what’s transpiring in and around the domestic league.Downloads for Week 16 review and Week 17 preview in the First Capital Plus Premier League will be available for your digest on Monday June 8.Get up to speed with the very latest on the Ghana League Cypher.last_img read more

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