Career-bests from Bravos help Red Steel whip Tallawahs

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):The Bravo brothers, Darren and Dwayne, produced career bests in regional Twenty20, to propel Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to a convincing 27-run victory over Jamaica Tallawahs in the first semi-final of the Caribbean Premier League on Thursday.Opting to bat first at the Queen’s Park Oval, Red Steel were fired to 152 for six off their 20 overs by Darren Bravo’s unbeaten 86, with Jason Mohammed chipping in with 28.In reply, Tallawahs crashed from a position of 97 for two in the 14th over to 125 all out, losing their last eight wickets for 28 runs in the space of 37 deliveries.The architect of their demise was captain Dwayne Bravo, who grabbed five for 23 with his medium pace to wreck the innings.Wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton top-scored with 31 and talismanic opener and captain Chris Gayle got 30, but they were only two of three batsmen to pass 20, with Jermaine Blackwood chiming in with 23.Red Steel will now clash with last year’s losing finalists, Guyana Amazon Warriors, in the second semi-final today for a place in tomorrow’s final against reigning champions Barbados Tridents.The hosts owed their total to Darren Bravo’s brilliance, especially after they slumped to 18 for three in the fourth over, following fast bowler Jerome Taylor’s early burst.Left-arm Krishmar Santokie bowled Cameron Delport with the sixth delivery of the game for one and Taylor followed up, removing South African Jacques Kallis for six to a catch by Andre Russell at mid-off in the second over before having Kamran Akmal caught at mid-wicket for six, clipping a full toss to Mahela Jayawardene in the fourth over.Bravo set about the repair work, putting on 80 for the fourth wicket with Mohammed, who struck two fours and a six off 25 balls.The left-handed Bravo faced 63 balls and counted four fours and six sixes, and single-handedly carried the innings once Mohammed perished in the 15th over.In reply, Gayle gave the Jamaica innings a rousing start, blasting medium pacer Kallis for a pair of sixes in the fourth over, as he put on 38 off 27 balls with Jayawardene, who scored 16.The left-hander was looking ominous, having struck two fours and three sixes off 23 balls, when he top-edged a slog at off-spinner Johan Botha and skied a catch back to the bowler in the fifth over.Jayawardene survived a chance on nine in the next over to add 28 for the second wicket with Walton before suffering misfortune when he was given out caught at first slip by Kallis.Television replays showed that the ball struck the batsman’s arm as he attempted the reverse sweep at left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn in the ninth over.Walton and Blackwood then posted 33 for the third wicket to help Jamaica control the game. Walton faced 30 deliveries and counted three fours while Blackwood hit two sixes – both in the 11th over from Benn – in a 22-ball innings.Jamaica seemed poised to take control when Dwayne Bravo removed Blackwood to a catch at long-off in his second over and then followed up by bowling the dangerous Andre Russell for six in his next over, the 16th of the innings.Red Steel then turned the screws and Tallawahs wilted as Dwayne Bravo ran through the lower order.last_img read more

Evolutionary Tales Are Constructed Out of Imagination, Not Data

first_img(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Fossil bits or genetic tidbits are often used as props for grand evolutionary tales, even when the data are problematic for Darwinian theory.Mother of All CarnivoresLook at this artist reconstruction in Science Daily: a mysterious sleek animal prowling in a tree, sporting a long tail, colorful coat and pointy ears.  What’s it based on?  Just teeth and a few ankle bones.  All the rest is imaginary.  Yet that scanty fossil evidence props up a story about the mother of all carnivores: an animal that gave rise to “Cats and dogs, as well as other carnivorous mammals (like bears, seals, and weasels),” the article claims.  Essential to the tale is calling the fossil “very primitive looking” so that readers are assured that the world has made evolutionary progress since the imaginary time “55 million years” ago when this animal lived.  Imagination breeds imagination.  Now, the evolutionists can imagine still more imaginary ancestors: “Although close to the origin of carnivoraforms, the fossils suggest there were even more primitive species in the group in an earlier time period, the Paleocene.”Extremely rare is the reporter or scientist who considers whether the same bits might confirm some other paradigm.  Philosophers understand a concept called “underdetermination of theory by data.”  For any evidence, there are an infinite number of theories that could be confirmed by that evidence.  Some ankle bones and teeth do not, therefore – indeed, cannot – provide necessary and sufficient evidence to confirm the Darwinian theory.  The same evidence could be used, for instance, to support a story of degeneration and decreasing diversity over time.Readers are generally not surprised by such articles, because evolutionists have drummed this kind of speculation into “the way science is done” these days – ever since Darwin popularized the genre.  The grand story comes first: then, the “scientist” imagines ways to incorporate discoveries into the story, using bits of bone or DNA to prop it up and keep it going.Monkey ShinesExamples abound.  On a nearly daily basis, science reporters tease readers about new bits that “shed light” on the grand tale – each bit far beneath any decent standard of necessary or sufficient evidence for confirmation.  PhysOrg recently asserted that the “New World monkey family tree” is coming to light in spite of a lack of fossil ancestors – by imagining a remarkably improbable tale that “the animals made the ambitious transatlantic crossing on a vegetation raft, perhaps hurled seaward by a powerful storm.”  No effort was made to see if that kind of thing happens today.  It would seem a storm at sea would peter out long before getting far from the African coast, stranding the poor animals on their vegetation raft thirsting and starving to death, long before currents could carry it to Brazil.The migration story was conjured by pure speculation to rescue a belief that New World monkeys evolved from Old World monkeys.  Once the raft story was launched, it expanded into an auxiliary hypothesis to account for monkeys on Caribbean islands “floating there by chance, the same way their ancestors crossed the Atlantic” – only this time, a few thousands or years ago instead of millions.  Has anyone observed a monkey floating by chance across an ocean?  Why don’t ships routinely encounter vegetation rafts inhabited by monkeys in the open sea looking to be rescued?  Yet evolutionists believe other primates, namely humans, built boats by intelligent design to get to the South Pacific islands; otherwise it’s incredible they could have arrived there.Might Makes RightAnything “might” happen, but speculation doesn’t make it right, even if bathed in jargon.  In Current Biology, evolutionists in Spain claimed to “uncover one of the most extreme cases of evolutionary organ divergence” in insects.  They basically found similarities in the way segments develop in fruit flies.  Some of the segments develop into trachea (breathing organs), while others become part of the endocrine system.  This is not surprising, because in any developing embryo, simple structures usually become the foundations for construction of complex organs later.  These authors, however, suggested that evolution took primitive segments and originated the endocrine organs and trachea from them: “We propose that the arthropod ectodermal endocrine glands and respiratory organs arose through an extreme process of divergent evolution from a metameric repeated structure.”  I.e., it “might” have happened.  No fossil evidence was cited.Some French evolutionists exercised their rights from this “might” and turned it into a right mighty tale of evolution.  Commenting in the paper in the same issue of Current Biology, they celebrated their fluency in imagination against a backdrop of depressing ignorance:Although evolution is a continuous process, when we take a large-scale view certain evolutionary transitions stand out as milestones in the evolution of body form and function. We recognize events, such as the invention of muscles and neurons, or the evolution of segmented bodies, hormonal control systems and centralized brains as major changes, and use them to categorize the animals into discrete phyla with more or less distinctive ‘body plans’. While we are certain that these transitions did take place in deep branches of the animal tree, we often do not understand how they occurred and have difficulty in reconstructing functional intermediate steps taken during these transitions. We know that vertebrates, insects, mollusks and sea anemones are all related to each other, but we cannot yet picture what their common ancestors looked like and how they lived. The deepest ancestral forms and functions of animals are the ‘known unknowns’ of animal evolution. New work by Sánchez-Higueras, Sotillos and Castelli-Gair Hombría, published in this issue of Current Biology, raises new questions about one of these unknowns — the evolution of arthropod endocrine systems — by revealing an unexpected link between two major endocrine glands and the respiratory organs (tracheae) of insects.It’s just as possible, though, that the endocrine glands and trachea are not linked by evolution, despite the similarities.  It’s also possible that the deepest ancestral forms are not “known unknowns” but vacuous flights of imagination about entities that never existed.  Nevertheless, supporting the new paper’s “unexpected link” required ample use of possibility thinking: “some components of the endocrine system may not have been present in these distant ancestors, but arisen later in evolution… some of the relevant hormones may have been produced by other tissues… endocrine functions may have been already associated with the presumed evolutionary precursors… the physical unity of endocrine organs and gills may have helped integrate cues from the environment into a system regulating body size, respiration and growth.”Without a time machine, they don’t “know” that all these disparate body plans (which, incidentally, exploded onto the scene in Cambrian fossil record – see 9/23/13) are related to each other.  All they know by scientific standards is that fruit flies today have trachea and endocrine systems that work very well.April Extinctions Bring “May” DinosaursThe key word is “may” in Richard Butler’s piece in The Conversation, “How mass extinctions drove the evolution of dinosaurs.” Since data are lacking to support the notion these creatures evolved, Butler may have struck gold with the word “may” in his mind’s eye:Growing evidence suggests that dinosaur origins may have formed part of the long-term recovery of ecosystems from the Permo-Triassic (PT) mass extinction….This extinction decimated many of the earlier reptile and amphibian groups, and may have created environmental space for dinosaurs and other new groups to evolve….Why dinosaurs survived this extinction, but other groups of reptiles did not, is still poorly understood. However, as palaeontologists understand more about dinosaur biology, we are beginning to recognise that unique features such as rapid growth rates or highly efficient bird-like lungs may have helped dinosaurs prosper as others died out.A little fact-checking for actual data to support these notions turns up evidence that could support other paradigms.  Between those bits are many assertions that dinosaurs and birds did evolve.  In science, though, saying something doesn’t make it so.  It’s also contrary to strict Darwinian theory to suppose that extinctions “drove the evolution” of anything.  That makes no sense unless one has a prior faith in some imaginary creative power of mutations.  Did the mere creation of “environmental space” that “allowed dinosaurs to evolve” conjure up chance mutations to work the magic?  If it can, we must await the evidence, because Butler’s team is “hoping to unravel the story of dinosaur origins“.  The actual data in the article show three things: (1) dinosaurs lived, (2) they died, and (3) birds have highly efficient lungs.Phos for UsSome supernova remnants contain phosphorus.  Big deal.  They also contain carbon, argon, and iron.  But from the presence of phosphorus, Science Magazine, one of the world’s leading science journals, promoted the suggestion that an element essential for life was made inside stars.  By the time the story got to, it had evolved into a full-fledged speculation about how we got here: “The finding is one of two discoveries of elements in deep space that may give scientists clues to how life is possible in the universe, researchers said.”  How the other element (argon) became enmeshed in the speculation about life is unclear.NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine even speculated that phosphorus in meteorites was responsible for kick-starting life on Earth.  “Meteorite phosphorus may have been a fuel that provided the energy and phosphorus necessary for the onset of life,” one researcher suggested.   But such speculations are meaningless without the probabilistic context.  Sam Jones may have won 100 million dollars in the Powerball lottery, too, but he had better not plan his retirement on that suggestion, if the odds are one in a billion.  What if the odds are one in 10161 or less?  That’s the chance of getting one single usable protein in a cell (see online book at this site).   No portrait of a smiling scientist, as seen accompanying the article, can compensate for such improbabilities, especially when an outside observer might detect conflict of interest.  Typical of the genre is the call for funding: “the researchers said more work would need to be done to determine the exact contribution of separate sources to what they are certain was an essential ingredient to early life.”Folks, these are not cherry-picked examples.  We get a steady stream of this fare every day.  This is how evolutionists work!  Their faith in Darwin comes prior to the evidence.  Inside their pointy little heads is inscribed with an iron stylus their favorite Victorian myth.  Then they go out looking for confirmation in little bits of bone, little bits of DNA, little bits of fruit fly tissue, or little bits of the periodic table, trying desperately to fit them into grand schemes their meager data cannot bear (see “How Not to Work a Puzzle” in the 5/01/08 commentary).  Yet they have hoodwinked the world into thinking they are doing science!  This is a huge scam that must be exposed.  Everyone loves the science that brings us space travel, technology and cures for disease, but what is this evolutionary fluff, if not useless, clueless, empty speculation hitchhiking on the reputation of real science?We must understand this point and get society to understand it.  The actual science in these stories has nothing to do with the evolutionary speculations parasitizing them.  If you read the above articles carefully, there is a clear dichotomy between the evidence and the evolutionary speculations.  Nothing in the observations requires an evolutionary story.  Darwin himself did reasonable science when he collected abalone shells, birds, and plants, when he studied their structure and design, and faithfully catalogued and published them.  Those activities had nothing to do with the grand myth he concocted about how those organisms “emerged” by blind, unguided natural processes, for which he had zero evidence (but lots of imagination).On the contrary, we have just seen these evolutionists admit the opposite of confirmation: “we cannot yet picture what their common ancestors looked like and how they lived,” they said.  What do they know about evolution?  Nothing!  Even their fertile imaginations cannot picture the mythical common ancestors.  Evolutionists misappropriate bits of teeth or bone to support the myth, like pagans on a remote isle dismantling a computer they don’t understand that dropped out of an airplane to build an idol to their god.  No amount of shaman storytelling can obviate the fact that the computer was designed.  Darwinists can look at the most intricate machines in biology and say they “emerged” or “arose” or “developed” by unguided natural processes.  That’s magic talk.  The facts militate against their tale, requiring leaps of imagination that would make P. T. Barnum envious: such-and-such may have happened; carnivores “arose” as if by magic, phosphorus in a meteorite is tied to “the onset of life.”  Through word games and the power of suggestion, with visual tricks and bald assertions of Darwinism (BAD), evolutionists captivate the unwary, seducing them to presume they are doing “science” when all they are really saying is “stuff happens“—the opposite of science.  An undergraduate in philosophy of science could see through the chicanery.Here’s what we’re up against.  This con game has been successfully ensconced as “science” in our culture, and is defended by powerful interests like the courts, universities, the NCSE, the ACLU, atheist groups and more, in a battle royale to prevent the public from figuring out what’s going on.  That’s why they must constantly suppress honest criticism of Darwinism.Ah, but now we have the internet.  There used to be one channel broadcasting endless re-runs of Charlie’s angles.  Sites like Creation-Evolution Headlines liberate the brainwashed.  Share this exposè and help it go viral.  Time to run these flim-flam artists out of town (12/22/03 commentary).last_img read more

Africa’s telecoms growth potential

first_imgAfrica’s telecommunications growth potential is reportedly unmatched.(Image: TechCentral) The African continent’s telecommunications industry has enormous potential for growth. And senior level executives from major corporates around the world are getting a taste of just how massive the African market is, at the Next Generation Telecoms (NGT) Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The event, hosted by events company GDS International, takes place at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club from 25 to 27 January.According to the NGT website, the summit provides an opportunity for senior level executives to network and examine their technology and management objectives. Delegates participate in a number of workshops, where they discuss issues such as the fixed network and its ongoing role in Africa; mobile data in Africa; mobile infrastructure; and the evolving telecoms landscape.The executives meet with 50 of their peers in one-on-one meetings and roundtable discussions, making the NGT Summit the biggest gathering of senior telecommunications executives  on the continent.Some of the attendees include South African mobile provider Vodacom’s executive director Vuyani Jarana; Lebanon-based Comium Group’s founder and CEO Nizar Dalloul; vice president of Emerging Markets Network and IT France Telecom Patrick Puges; Bob Collymore, CEO of Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom; and GVP of International Telecoms & Networking, Chris Lewis.Broadband growth stuttering, but will recoverAccording to the organisers of the summit, Africa has enormous potential for growth as it has become the fastest growing telecoms market in the world. Between 2001 and 2007 the industry grew by 49.3% with a total investment of US$18-billion (R123-billion).Despite such growth, Africa still lags behind the rest of the world when it comes to broadband technology. Its slow development is one of the major topics of discussion at the summit. Secretary-general of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Dr Hamadoun Touré believes that access to broadband is the key to the continent’s advancement.“Even with such high growth rates, access to broadband is still low. Access to high speed Internet is essential to using and fully harnessing the potential of the internet. We need to focus on creating unprecedented opportunities for positive change,” said Touré.A report by IT Web in October 2010 indicated that broadband usage, though low, is growing rapidly in Africa. MD of 4G communications company Alvarion, Winston Smith, said that African broadband subscribers would reach 19-million by 2014.“According to an ITU report, for every 100 inhabitants in Africa, 32 have mobile subscriptions while in other developing regions, the ratio is 49 in every 100. For the rest of the world, for every 100 people, 59 have mobile subscriptions,” said Smith.Buit he remained optimistic that growth on the continent could surpass other regions because of the influx of new entrants as well as content players.last_img read more

Visa Announces P2P Payment Service for U.S. Customers

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts audrey watters Tags:#Finance#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Credit card giant Visa announced a new peer-to-peer payment service today that will soon give its U.S. customers the ability to receive and send money from their Visa accounts. The new personal payments service moves Visa’s focus away from being just a handler for point-of-sale transactions and takes aim at an area that has long been dominated by PayPal.Visa’s announcement includes a partnership with CashEdge and Fiserv, two person-to-person financial transactions companies, which will now have access to VisaNet, the company’s payment processing network.In order to take advantage of Visa’s new offering, customers of participating financial institutions will be able to select a Visa account as the destination for funds when they make a personal payment. With someone’s Visa number and email address, you’ll be able to make a payment to someone’s credit card account.Visa describes cash and check transactions as “inefficient” and indeed, there are many reasons why a move to offer this makes sense for Visa. Yet, despite Visa’s leadership as a credit card processing company, it might have a difficult task ahead of it in unseating PayPal as many people’s online financial transactor of choice. PayPal, after all, doesn’t require you have any credit card, let alone a Visa. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more


first_imgHave ave you noticed how an injurya muscle sprain or pullleft untended to for a long time, comes back to haunt you in another part of your body? Its no surprise since our bones and muscles are linked to one another. An injury in one muscle changes the biomechanics of the surrounding muscles, forcing them to function in a way they are not designed to. So dont ignore that twinge. Learn how to tackle common exercise injuries that often come hand in hand.PAIN IN YOUR KNEES COULD BE CAUSED BY WEAK HIP MUSCLES WHY: Your legs, particularly at the hip and knee joints, need to be stabilised during walking or running. Weak hip muscles can lead to poor hip stability, which in turn can result in a change in the mechanics of the kneecap while the knee bends and straightens,?? explains Delhi-based physiotherapist Bela Sethi. This leads to pain in your knees. The hamstrings, glutes and abdominals are the major muscle groups that work on the hip and knee. So any abnormality in the functioning of these muscles can affect both these joints.STRENGTHEN YOUR HIPS: For a strong hip, strengthen the hip stabiliser muscles, which include the abductors, extensors (glutes) and the external rotators. Start Thera-Band exercises to strengthen these muscles,?? says Sethi. Avoid fast walking, running and jumping until your hip musculature gains back strength. PROTECT YOUR KNEE: You need to be extra cautious about your knees if you have a weak hip. Apart from strengthening the muscles around the hip, you need to go for customised orthotics to maintain proper gait,?? says Anand Gangwal, director, Prime Physio Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic, Pune. Ask your trainer to include knee-strengthening workouts in your regime and make sure you restrict your movement within the pain-free range,?? says Mumbai-based Reebok master trainer Vinata Shetty. Squats, lunges and step-ups should also be avoided depending on the severity of the pain,?? says Gangwal.SHIN SPLINTS COULD BE CAUSED BY TIGHT ACHILLES TENDON WHY: Tendo achilles (TA), the tendon at the posterior of the heel, is one of the muscles that takes a lot of load while you work out. So when this muscle gets tight, the range of motion of your ankles gets limited increasing the impact pressure on the shin bone. If left unattended, the chronic tension in the TA might lead to shin splints,?? says Harmeet Bawa, a sports physiotherapist with Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi. RELAX YOUR TA: Light stretches will help. Perform exercises on unstable surfaces or focus on Pilates-based exercises to strengthen them. Flexion, extension, and inversion of the foot along with adequate warm-up and stretching of calf muscles will also be good,?? says Mumbai-based sports medicine expert Dr Mahesh Jukar. PROTECT YOUR SHIN BONE: Keep your shin bones strong by strengthening the muscles in front of the lower limb. Also, make sure you replace your shoes after walking 500 to 600 km. Look for footwear with the correct shape, cushioning and shock absorption. Also, avoid uphill activities,?? says Jukar.LOWER BACK PAIN COULD BE CAUSED BY WEAK ABDOMINAL MUSCLESWHY: Abdominal workouts form the core of most exercise regimens. So weak abs may be a recipe for disaster, especially for your lower back. Weak ab muscles are unable to support your spine increasing the compressive stress on the inter-vertebral joints. This pushes the inter-vertebral disc posteriorly, resulting in backache,?? explains Jukar. STRENGTHEN YOUR AB MUSCLES: Focus on ab-strengthening exercises such as crunches, side raises, side holds and prone holds,?? says Shetty. Avoid heavy lifting if you have weak abs. If you must, always bend at the knees and keep the spine in a neutral position, keeping the load close to the body while lifting it,?? suggests Jukar. Dont do sit-ups, back bends and unsupported forward flexion with weak abs. PROTECT YOUR LOWER BACK: Strengthen your spine with exercises such as the bridge, cobra pose and back extension to keep pain at bay. Complement these with tucks, crunches, obliques and planks. Once you feel pain, take adequate rest and proper medication. Go slow when you restart,?? advises Jukar.ACHY SOLES COULD BE CAUSED BY STIFF CALF MUSCLESWHY: Stiffness in your calf muscles can be a result of overuse due to excessive working out, weak glutes or hamstrings. Tight calves may result in plantar fasciitis inflammation of plantar fascia, the connective tissues originating from your sole. Since plantar fascia and calf muscles are attached to your sole, tight calf muscles put a strain on the latter, leading to pain in the region,?? explains Bawa. RELAX YOUR CALF MUSCLES: Stretching will relax them. Avoid wearing heels all the time. Alternate them with flats,?? says Bawa. Avoid running with injured calf muscles. As running requires you to be on your toes for long, your calf muscles remain tense,?? explains Prachi Agarwal, fitness expert and co-founder of Fitho, a fitness and wellness centre in New Delhi. P R O T E C T YO U R SOLE : Always use arch support. An injured plantar fascia can be cured by a combination of antiinflammatory and pain medication and physiotherapy. Self massage with a ball will also help. In extreme cases, plantar fasciotomy may be suggested. It is a minimally invasive outpatient surgical procedure done with an endoscope,?? explains Bawa. Avoid running on hard surfaces,?? says Agarwal.SHOULDER INJURIES COULD BE CAUSED BY STIFF GLUTESWHY: You may feel stiffness of the glutes if there is an improper counter-hip rotation during your workouts or a dysfunction of your sacroiliac jointthe joint between the sacrum and the ilium of the pelvis. Left untreated, it may lead to rotator cuff (shoulder muscles) injury. When glutes tighten up, the lower back muscles get stiff too, limiting the counter rotation of hip and shoulders. To compensate for this, the lat, rhomboid and trapezius muscles start overworking which makes them stiff as well. This in turn makes certain rotator cuff muscles stiff, leading to injuries,?? explains Mumbai-based sports scientist Shayamal Vallabhjee.RELAX YOUR GLUTES: Glute stretches will prevent the muscles from tightening. Always avoid lunges and high-intensity workouts if you have stiff glutes,?? says Vallabhjee. In case of severe pain, your physiotherapist may advise hip mobilisation techniques or a myofascial release (a soft tissue therapy) and acupuncture,?? he adds.PROTECT YOUR SHOULDER: Proper treatment of the glutes will automatically guard your rotator cuffs. But you should also practise some strengthening exercises such as external and internal rotation of the shoulder to prevent any injuries. Rest is the only treatment. But in case of severe pain your doctor may prescribe antiinflammatory drugs and suggest infrared radiation,?? says Jukar. As part of rehabilitation, you must include Thera-Band exercises and stretching of chest, upper back and deltoid (shoulder) muscles. Also, avoid overhead exercises until your rotator cuff injury is cured.TENNIS ELBOW COULD BE CAUSED BY SHOULDER PAINWHY: Repetitive a rm movements during your workouts lead to shoulder injuries. If you continue working out with a weak shoulder, you tend to generate excessive force from the elbow to protect your shoulders,?? explains Gangwal. This leads to the overuse of elbow muscles, leading to soreness of the outer elbow, a condition commonly known as tennis elbowSTRENGTHEN YOUR SHOULDER MUSCLES:Include seated row, prone shrugs and Thera-Band exercises in your routine,?? says Gangwal. Rotator cuff workouts (for example, a side lying external shoulder rotation with dumb-bells) will also help. Avoid all overhead exercises if you have injured shoulders,?? advises Delhi-based or thopaedic surgeon Dr Pushpinder Bajaj. PROTECT YOUR ELBOWS: Keep your elbow muscles strong with clockwise and anti-clockwise dumb-bell curls,?? says Bajaj. There are a range of physiotherapies including electrotherapy and interferential therapy to treat a sore elbow. Avoid bench presses, dumb-bell presses and extended row exercises.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Bahri Orders Bulker Quartet from Hyundai

first_imgzoom Bahri Dry Bulk Company, a majority-owned subsidiary of the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), has inked contracts with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of four bulk carriers. Bahri said that the total price tag for the four newbuildings is USD 120 million, i.e., USD 30 million per ship.However, the shipping company did not announce how the contracts would be financed, adding that these details are expected to be revealed at a later time.The bulkers are scheduled for delivery during the first half of 2020 from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.“The financial impact of these contracts will appear after the delivery of the vessels,” the company added.As described by their owner, the ships are designed to the latest international technical specifications and are fitted with environmentally-friendly specifications and high efficiency in fuel consumption, with a capacity of 80,000 metric tons per carrier.The order comes as Bahri embarks upon fleet expansion aimed at meeting the needs of the local and global markets.On the other hand, for Hyundai, the contracts have been secured at a critical moment, as the shipbuilder is faced with the insufficient workload and is asking around 5,000 of its workers to take leave of absence.As reported by World Maritime News, the company’s backlog stands at 85 ships, considerably lower when compared to last year’s 110 ships, with only ten vessels being constructed at the yard at the moment.last_img read more


first_imgFinance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government still has no intention of imposing a Netflix tax because it would result in a financial hit for middle-class Canadians.Morneau’s remarks about the online streaming giant come a couple of days after Heritage Minister Melanie Joly insisted she never agreed to exempt Netflix from any sales tax as part of a deal that has been a political nightmare in her home province of Quebec.Pressed about the issue on Friday, Joly said anyone with concerns about the lack of federal taxes on online streaming services should talk to Morneau because he’s in charge of taxation. Facebook Twitter Advertisement Joly unveiled a cultural policy in September that secured a $500-million pledge by Netflix to set up a Canadian office and fund original homegrown content — but the plan did not include taxes on the company’s service.The ensuing weeks have seen the provincial government in Quebec vow to tax foreign online businesses, including Netflix, if Ottawa didn’t do so.The issue has sparked outrage from artists and producers in Quebec’s cultural industry who have described it as an unfair subsidy.Morneau insisted Sunday that Ottawa has no intention of changing its promise not to tax Netflix, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself has repeatedly and categorically ruled out a Netflix tax.Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao said Sunday that he plans to raise the issue with Morneau when federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers meet for two days of talks in Ottawa. Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Bill Morneau – Photo by Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more