Sharapova receives US Open wildcard for first post-ban Slam

first_imgView comments Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15-month doping suspension after receiving a wildcard Tuesday into the US Open.The move by the US Tennis Association (USTA) comes after Sharapova, ranked 148th this week, was rejected for a wildcard spot into the French Open and missed Wimbledon with a thigh injury.ADVERTISEMENT PH bags silver medal in men’s sepak takraw Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “I’m sure this is a great moment for her to have an opportunity to be back to a place where she has done so well,” ninth-ranked Venus Williams said.World number six dismissed any notion it would be wrong to give Sharapova a wildcard, saying, “Either way it’s not a controversy. I don’t have a problem with that.”Sharapova has withdrawn from US Open warm-up tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati the past two weeks after suffering a left forearm injury at Stanford.In her first US match since March 2015, Sharapova defeated American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 at Stanford.But in the triumph, Sharapova suffered the forearm injury that has sidelined her since, even after arriving in Cincinnati hopeful of playing as a wildcard in the final major tuneup before the US Open.“Following the doctor’s advice on-site, as a precaution for the US Open, I am unfortunately withdrawing from the tournament with the left forearm injury I sustained in Stanford,” Sharapova said. Sharapova tested positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open and was suspended by the International Tennis Federation, a ban that ended in April.Since then, Sharapova has needed wildcards to get into tournaments, drawing criticism from some fellow professionals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Her suspension under the terms of the tennis anti-doping program was completed and therefore was not one of the factors weighed in our wildcard selection process,” the USTA said in a statement.“Consistent with past practice, a wildcard was provided to a past US champion who needed the wildcard for entry into the main draw. Previous US Open champions who have received US Open main draw wildcards include Martina Hingis, Lleyton Hewitt, Kim Clijsters and Juan Martin del Potro.” WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Former world number one Sharapova won the 2006 US Open as well as Wimbledon in 2014, the 2008 Australian Open and the 2012 and 2014 French Opens.Sharapova will also speak to youth about the benefits of the anti-doping program and the need for players to be vigilant about the banned substance list, something she admitted not doing when she did not catch meldonium being added to the ban list in 2016.“Additionally, Sharapova has volunteered to speak to young tennis players at the USTA national campus about the importance of the tennis anti-doping program and the personal responsibility each player has to comply with the program’s requirements,” the USTA said.Sharapova has shaken off criticism from rival players about wildcards and the French Open snub, tweeting after being denied a spot at Roland Garros, “If this is what it takes to rise up again, then I am in it all the way, everyday. No words, games or actions will ever stop me from reaching my own dreams. And I have many.”Players in Cincinnati for this week’s WTA event welcomed Sharapova back into Grand Slam tennis.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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FIH rejects interim settlement between HI-IHF

first_imgSports Minister Ajay Maken.The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday dealt a major blow to Sports Ministry’s effort of reconciliation between Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation by rejecting the interim “working relationship” between the two warring bodies.The FIH said that it was “surprised and disappointed” to learn about the temporary arrangement and threatened to take away the hosting rights of men’s Champions Trophy (in December) and next year’s Olympic Qualifiers from India if the situation remains the same.The world body also made it clear that it recognises only HI as the sole governing body for hockey in India.”The FIH has expressed to the Indian Sports Minister its grave concern about the ‘settlement’ recently announced between Hockey India (HI) and the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), without prior consultation with the FIH.”It is a fundamental and non-negotiable requirement of the Olympic Charter and the FIH Statutes (and indeed of the Indian Government’s own guidelines and draft sports bill) that there can only be one governing body for a sport in each country with exclusive authority and responsibility to govern, organise national competitions and to enter national teams in international competitions,” FIH said in a statement.”The FIH recognises HI as the governing body for hockey in India. The FIH does not recognise IHF and has not done so since 2000. The FIH is therefore surprised and disappointed to learn that the proposal now is simply, as a temporary fix, to transfer governance authority in India from HI to a new ‘joint executive committee’ controlled jointly by HI and the IHF and ‘co-chaired’ by the HI and IHF presidents,” it said.-With PTI inputs advertisementlast_img read more

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LTC scam: JD(U) MP denies charges; refuses to step down

first_imgPatna, Apr 15 (PTI) With CBI getting nod to prosecute him in the alleged cheating and corruption in the LTC Scam, JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Anil Sahni today denied the charges and refused to resign.”Its a conspiracy against me… Why shall I resign on moral ground when I have not done anything wrong,” the second term Rajya Sabha member from Nitish Kumars party told PTI here.Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has given his approval to CBI to prosecute JD(U) MP Anil Sahani against whom the agency had filed a charge sheet for alleged cheating and corruption in LTC Scam.The Bihar MP is reportedly the first from the Upper House who will be prosecuted by CBI after sanction in this regard was given by the Chairman.The MP said he would also talk to lawyers to file a defamation suit.Sahni alleged that he fell victim to a “racket” which operated in raising fake bills for LTC for parliamentarians.”Twice I drew attention of the authorities in 2013 about false bill submitted in my name by racketeers against LTC,” he said, defending himself in the controversy.”I invite the probe agency to check my bank accounts in Delhi as well in Patna to ascertain flow of money on this count,” he said.The JD(U) Rajya Sabha member, son of former JD(U) RS MP Madan Sahni, said he would seek time with Chief Minister Kumar, who is now also JD(U) National President, to discuss the issue.advertisementAsked who was “conspiring” against him and for what reason, the JD(U) MP hailing from Muzaffarpur, said he did not know persons behind the conspiracy.”I might be targeted as I hail from a poor community and have been raising issues concerning dalits and have-nots,” the JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP said. (MORE) PTI SNS SUS SMNlast_img read more

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Gill hopes to be third-time lucky, says Arjuna will make motorsports popular

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) A national award will provide a much-needed fillip to Indian motorsports, believes three-time Asia Pacific Rally Champion (APRC) Gaurav Gill, who is hoping to be third time lucky after being nominated for the Arjuna award again.”I have been nominated again. I just want to say that ministry should not see it in a way that motorsport is not popular, rather they should try to make the sport popular because there are hundreds of cricketers but there are not many players in motorsports,” he told PTI.”If you recognise someone from motorsports at the national level then the whole country will watch. If today, you address me as an Arjuna awardee, naturally the level goes up. We shouldn’t wait for hundreds to come and then award one with Arjuna but rather we should think of creating hundreds in motorsports.”The 36-year-old has been finally made it to World Rally Championship in the second division after a long APRC stint.”It has been an amazing year. We would now be doing a World Championship which is a top level of driving. Very proud that we are using MRF tyres which is made in India. This year is all about development, so next year we will lead a full assault at the world championship,” he said.The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a rallying series consisting of 13 three-day events driven on surfaces ranging from gravel and tarmac to snow and ice.The WRC features three support championships, the Junior World Rally Championship, the World Rally Championship 2 (WRC2) and the World Rally Championship 3 (WRC3) which are contested on the same events and stages as the WRC, but with different regulations.advertisement”I just came back from Finland two weeks ago. I finished 12th in the World rally Championship 2 in my first attempt (at Italy in June). We could have finished 6th or 7th but there was some technical issues with the car,” said Gill, who also participated in Rally Finland in July.”This year it is all about learning and next year hope to get onto the podium. We are still in the development stage, so lets see,” said Gill, who is coming up with an academy at Gurgaon to train the kids.Gill also said he is trying to tie up with an Indian company to participate in the 2019 Dakar Rally to be held in Peru from January 6 to 17 next year.”We would be doing a recce this year. I am working on it, will be back with an Indian company at the Dakar Rally. It is a big project,” he said.Talking about the challenges of motosport in the country, he said: “Motosports is an expensive sport but I have not bought a single car so far. So if I can do it, others can also do it. Lot of auto manufacturers are also getting. There is less sponsorship but things are changing slowly.” PTI ATK BSBSlast_img read more

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Sarri warned against ‘risky’ criticism of Chelsea stars

first_imgMaurizio Sarri should think twice before going public with criticism of his Chelsea players, Ruud Gullit has warned.The Italian questioned his team’s mentality after last weekend’s 2-0 loss at Arsenal, but Thursday’s penalty shoot-out victory over Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final represented a telling response.After that game, Hazard was asked about Sarri’s comments and insisted “I don’t care”, with Gullit suggesting it was a bad idea for a manager to speak negatively about their squad.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “It is very, very risky to criticise your players in public like Sarri did this week – even if you know you are right,” Gullit wrote in a BBC Match of the Day column.”Sometimes as a manager you really want to be open about what you are thinking, good or bad, and for the right reasons. You are hoping your players respond in the right way.”But if that openness is misinterpreted by them, then you have more problems.”What you really don’t want is a situation that plays out in the media like the one we have just seen at Chelsea. The only people who benefit when that happens are the newspapers.”On the subject of Sarri’s specific criticism of star man Hazard and the Belgian’s response, Gullit was unequivocal, telling Sarri to “shut up”.Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea“Sarri spoke about Hazard, calling him an individual and not a leader, and then Hazard responded by basically saying he does not care what his manager thinks, he is still going to do his thing – so shut up,” he said.”That is already a sign of what can go wrong when you call your players out.”I have never really felt like Sarri’s job was at risk through all this but, if they keep talking about each other then, as a manager, he is in trouble.”That has nothing to do with the power of the player involved, either.”Yes, Hazard is Chelsea’s best player, and they rely on him too much, but it is the whole dressing room that Sarri has to handle here and keep happy, not just an individual.”Chelsea host Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday and will take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final next month.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Lincoln Riley Announces Oklahoma’s Starting Quarterback

first_imgA closeup of Lincoln Riley talking to the media after an Oklahoma football game.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 01: Head Coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners speaks to the media after the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Owls 63-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)It’s been a big day for starting quarterback announcements. Ohio State just made their starting quarterback decision official, and now Oklahoma is doing the same.On Monday, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley announced that Jalen Hurts would be the Sooners’ starting quarterback in 2019. Hurts joined Oklahoma in the offseason in a transfer from Alabama.Hurts was the starting quarterback for Alabama from 2016 to 2017. He led Alabama to back-to-back College Football Playoff title games, but lost one and was benched for the other.In 2018, Hurts lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa, which preceded his transfer to Oklahoma. Coach Riley names @JalenHurts the starting quarterback.https://t.co/DAc7GEqu3m | #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/tddLZVcm5Y— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) August 19, 2019Hurts joins an Oklahoma team that has produced the last two Heisman Trophy winners. Though he was not much of a Heisman contender at Alabama, he is currently on the award’s shortlist.In three seasons under Nick Saban, Hurts totaled 5,626 passing yards, 48 touchdowns, and only 12 interceptions. He has a completion rate of 62.9-percent.Hurts also presents some options as a runner. He has rushed for 1,923 yards and 23 touchdowns while averaging 5.2 yards per carry.Oklahoma heads into the 2019 season as a top five team in the AP preseason poll. Expectations will certainly be high.Hurts will make his debut on September 1 in Oklahoma’s home opener against Houston.last_img read more

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MS Dhoni praised after India’s historic ODI series triumph in Australia

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MOL Inks Partnership with NCC

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has signed a capital and business alliance agreement with compatriot liquid cargo logistics provider Nippon Concept Corporation (NCC).As informed, the objective of the agreement is to develop a “comprehensive two-way strategic partnership” including both partners’ group companies and to enhance their businesses.The new business alliance will cover the share of overseas and business networks, joint business and service operations, joint technology research and development, joint purchasing, proactive use of both companies’ services and exchange of personnel, among other matters, MOL said in a statement.Through this partnership, MOL said it will get an opportunity to expand into the liquid chemical product transport business.In addition, NCC will be able to globally increase its name recognition and enhance its competitiveness by integrating MOL Group companies’ overseas networks with its existing networks, according to MOL.The companies will also discuss other issues of mutual benefits.The move is part of MOL’s strategy to select and invest in new business fields that can bring advantages to the company. Some of the fields in which it strategically allocates human resources and investment include chemical tanker and logistics. At the same time, MOL is promoting a study on entering the tank container business.Under the terms of the agreement, NCC plans to accept one full-time director and one part-time director from MOL on its board of directors. MOL plans to acquire 15% of NCC’s issued shares through the acquisition of its issued shares and subscription to new shares issued through a third-party allocation by NCC.last_img read more

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Its a road trip that we never finished Humboldt Broncos back on

first_imgHUMBOLDT, Sask. – Brayden Camrud says he’s looking forward to hitting the ice again when the Humboldt Broncos open their season Wednesday night in front of a sold-out hometown crowd.But it’s the bus ride back to Nipawin on the team’s schedule Friday that he’s tried not to dwell on.“It’s a road trip that we never finished,” Camrud said Tuesday. “It’s hard to think about.”The opponent Wednesday night is the Nipawin Hawks, the same Saskatchewan junior A hockey team the Broncos were on their way to play April 6 when their bus and tractor-trailer collided at a rural intersection.Sixteen people, including 10 players, were killed and 13 players were injured. Only two of the survivors — Camrud and Derek Patter — are back on the team this season.On Friday, the team is to hit the road for a rematch in Nipawin.Camrud doesn’t know how he will feel about getting back on the bus or if he will even take the bus at all. He doesn’t think the team will take the same route.“It’s definitely going to be interesting,” he said. “It’s something that never should happen. All these boys should be here with you.”Camrud is not alone in his uncertainty.Broncos head coach Nathan Oystrick said he has no idea what the first trip will be like but thinks it will be emotional.“To even pretend that I know what it’s going to be like, I can’t, because I’m not sure,” Oystrick said. “I don’t know how I’m going to feel.“We’ll get on the bus and go and if something needs to be taken care of, we’ll take care of it then.”Born in Regina, Oystrick spent 10 seasons as a pro hockey player, mostly in the minor leagues. He played 65 games in the NHL for the Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues. He was coaching for the Colorado Academy, a private high school in Denver, when he took the Broncos job.Oystrick takes over as coach from Darcy Haugan, who was also killed in the crash. He said he shares Haugan’s values of respect and building good relationships, but he’s trying to bring different aspects to the job.“I’ve said it time and time again, I’ll never be Darcy Haugan. I’m not trying to be Darcy Haugan. I’m trying to be myself,” he said. “I’m trying to bring my own elements here, my own thoughts and ideas. I’m not trying to take his spot, that’s for sure.”This year’s team includes four players who weren’t on the bus but had played some games with the Broncos during the 2017-18 season. The remaining 16 players on the 22-player roster, as well as most of the coaching staff, joined the team after the crash.Michael Clarke, a junior A veteran from southern Alberta, is one of the new players.“For me, getting the opportunity as a 20-year-old to come in and try to follow what that team set as a building block for the teams to come and try to get the younger guys up to that standard that those guys have left for us is obviously pretty special for me,” he said.Camrud, who’s also 20, said he is almost fully recovered physically from the crash.“I had a bad concussion, I had some bleeding in my brain, some loss of feeling in my left arm, I just have some neck problems too but eventually I overcame everything and I’m here now,” he said. “I’d say I’m close to 100 per cent now and good to go.”Emotionally, however, Camrud paused when asked about climbing aboard the bus again.The team played some exhibition games in Peace River, Alta., earlier this month, but they flew to those.Camrud knows a plane won’t always be an option.Junior hockey is about long hours on the bus.“The bus is our second home essentially, you play half your games on the road,” he said. “It’s a safe haven. Just thinking about the reality of it is a lot. Sometimes I just try not to think about it.”last_img read more

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Canadas Most Powerful Women Top 100 – Current Winners

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Once again the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) unveiled the list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, WXN Owner & CEO, Sherri Stevens said, “The purpose of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards is about celebration and inspiration. By recognizing a community of now 939 remarkable women, we get the opportunity to look back, appreciate the hard work it took to get here and show the next generation of leaders what’s possible.”The gala featured a keynote presentation by Stacey Allaster, Top 100 Hall of Fame Inductee,USTA Chief Executive for Professional Tennis and Former WTA Chairman & CEO. WXN also welcomed back Anne-­‐Marie Mediwake, Co-­‐Host of Your Morning, as emcee for the evening.WXN’s 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners by category:BMO ARTS & COMMUNICATIONSWendy Freeman, President, CTV News, Bell Media – ONTasha Kheiriddin, Host, Host, AM640, Corus Entertainment – ONLainey Lui, Co-host, The Social; Reporter, Etalk, Bell Media – ONNatalie Osborne, Chief Strategy Officer, 9 Story Media Group – ONShahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV – BCRBC CHAMPIONSUlrike Bahr-Gedalia, President & CEO, Digital Nova Scotia – NSKarina Briño, President & CEO, Mining Association of British Columbia – BCDr. Beatrix Dart, Professor of Strategic Management & Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management – ONJulie Delahanty, Executive Director, Oxfam Canada – ONPatricia Karen Gagic, Artist, Author & CFO, Hamilton Vein Clinic– ONAnne Giardini, Chancellor, Simon Fraser University – BC Shannon MacDonald, Vice Chair & Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte LLP – ONKerri-Ann Santaguida, VP & General Manager of Merchant Services, American Express CanadACCENTURE CORPORATE DIRECTORSJudith Athaide, President & CEO, The Cogent Group Inc. – ABPenny Lipsett, Vice-Chair, Liquor Control Board of Ontario – ONIsabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board, Transcontinental Inc. – QCSian Matthews, Chair, Canada Post; Corporate Director, Tricon Capital Group; Cidel Bank Canada; The Calgary Foundation – ABKathleen O’Neill, Corporate Director, ARC Resources Ltd.; Cadillac Fairview Ltd.; Finning International Inc.; Invesco Canada Funds; Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan – ONSherry Peister, Board Chair, Green Shield Canada – ONKathleen Taylor, Chair of the Board, RBC – ONSCOTIABANK CORPORATE EXECUTIVESDesiree Bombenon, President & CEO, SureCall Contact Centers Ltd. – ABManon Brouillette, President & CEO, Vidéotron – QCSusan Brown, SVP, Alberta/NWT Division and Women’s Market, BMO Bank of Montreal – ABGail Edwards, CFO, The Minto Group – ONAndrea Fiederer, EVP & CMO, goeasy Ltd. – AB Laura Gainey, SVP, Service & Operations, Insurance, RBC – ONJoy Grahek, General Counsel, GFL Environmental Inc. – ONLori Grant, President, Klick Inc. – ONCynthia Hansen, President, Gas Distribution & Power, Enbridge – ONKaren Hardie, VP, Global Sales, Rocky Mountaineer – BCMarian Lawson, EVP, Global Financial Institutions & Transaction Banking, Scotiabank – ONViki Lazaris, COO, Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking, BMO Financial Group – ONShelley Martin, President & CEO, Nestlé Canada – ONKathy McGarrigle, COO, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union – BCSCOTIABANK CORPORATE EXECUTIVESDesiree Bombenon, President & CEO, SureCall Contact Centers Ltd. – ABManon Brouillette, President & CEO, Vidéotron – QCSusan Brown, SVP, Alberta/NWT Division and Women’s Market, BMO Bank of Montreal – ABGail Edwards, CFO, The Minto Group – ONAndrea Fiederer, EVP & CMO, goeasy Ltd. – ABLaura Gainey, SVP, Service & Operations, Insurance, RBC – ONJoy Grahek, General Counsel, GFL Environmental Inc. – ONLori Grant, President, Klick Inc. – ONCynthia Hansen, President, Gas Distribution & Power, Enbridge – ONKaren Hardie, VP, Global Sales, Rocky Mountaineer – BCMarian Lawson, EVP, Global Financial Institutions & Transaction Banking, Scotiabank – ONViki Lazaris, COO, Canadian Personal & Commercial Banking, BMO Financial Group – ONShelley Martin, President & CEO, Nestlé Canada – ONKathy McGarrigle, COO, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union – BCCIBC ENTREPRENEURSChristiane Germain, Co-Founder & Co-President, Group Germain Hotels – QCMandy Rennehan, Founder & CEO, Freshco – ONShannon Rogers, President & General Counsel, Global Relay Communications – BCGeeta Sankappanavar, Co-Founder, President & COO, Grafton Asset Management – ABElen Steinberg, President & CEO, SPP Marketing Services Inc. & Real Style Network Inc. – ONJoyce Usher-Mesiano, President & Partner, National Brokers Insurance Services Inc. – ONAnne Whelan, President & CEO, Seafair Capital Inc. – NLTELUS FUTURE LEADERSShereen Anis, CEO, Kid Koder’z City Inc. – ONAmélie T. Gouin, Associate, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP – QCSarah Jacobs Barrs, Director, Events, Klick Inc. – ONVéronique Jacques, Combat Engineer Officer, Canadian Armed Forces – QCAmanda Khan, Medical Student, The University of Toronto, MD/PhD Program – ONBailey Parnell, Founder & CEO, SkillsCamp – ONKPMG PROFESSIONALSSara L. Austin, Founder & President/CEO, Children First Canada – ABGeorgina Black, Partner & National Industry Leader, Health & Life Sciences, KPMG LLP – ONSamantha Horn, Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP – ONMelissa Kennedy, EVP & Chief Legal Officer and Public Affairs, Sun Life Financial – ONPetra Kuret, Office Managing Director, Accenture – BCValerie Mann, Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP – BCCarol Pennycook, Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, – ONSarah Qadeer, General Counsel, Home Depot of Canada Inc. – ONCheryl Reicin, Partner, Torys LLP – ONTracey Riley, Managing Partner, Assurance, Canada, Asia-Pacific & Americas, PwC Canada – ONSylvie Rodrigue, Partner & Head of Torys’ Montreal Office, Torys LLP – ONClaudia Thompson, Managing Director, Accenture – ONKaren Werger, Partner, Toronto Marketplace Leader, Financial Advisory & National Leader, Professional & Business Services Sector, Deloitte LLP – ONPWC PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERSYaprak Baltacioğlu, Secretary of the Treasury Board, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat – ONMarilynn Booth, Dean, University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies – ONAnn Buller, President & CEO, Centennial College – ONLise Croteau, EVP & CFO, Hydro-Québec – QCBarbara Grantham, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation – BCDr. Erin Kelly, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate & Strategic Planning, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories – NTKathy Kinloch, President, British Columbia Institute of Technology – BCTracy Kitch, President & CEO, IWK Health Centre – NSDr. Dru Marshall, Provost and VP (Academic), University of Calgary – ABWendy Montgomery, VP, Lottery Marketing & Sales, OLG – ONMary Traversy, COO, Canada Post Corporation – ONCarolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada – ONPenny Wyger, SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Liquor Control Board of Ontario – ONSUN LIFE FINANCIAL TRAILBLAZERS & TRENDSETTERSDr. Sue Abu-Hakima, Co-Founder & CEO, Amika Mobile Corporation – ONDianne Carmichael, Managing Director, Health Innovation & Ventures, MaRS Discovery District; CEO, Carmichael Worldwide Inc. – ONDr. Imogen Coe, Dean, Faculty of Science, Ryerson University – ONAndrea Cohen Barrack, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation – ONNatalie Dakers, President & CEO, Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator – BCDr. Ann Dale, Professor, Trudeau Fellow Alumna, Canada Research Chair (2004-2014), Royal Roads University – BCMary Deacon, Chair, Bell Mental Health Initiative, Bell – ONDr. Annemieke Farenhorst, Professor, Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Prairie NSERC Chair, Women in Science and Engineering, The University of Manitoba – MBInez Jabalpurwala, President & CEO, Brain Canada Foundation – QCDr. Ruth Ann Marrie, Professor, Medicine & Community Health Sciences; Director Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, The University of Manitoba – MBDr. Linda Maxwell, Founder and Managing Director, Biomedical Zone, Ryerson University – ON Sandra Oldfield, President & CEO, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards – BCNathalie Tessier, Canadian Managing Partner, Audit, Deloitte LLP – QCNatasha Walji, Head of Industry, Branded Apparel, Google – ON Lt.-Gen. Christine Whitecross, Lieutenant-General, Canadian Forces – ONWXN HALL OF FAMELisa Borsook, Executive Partner, WeirFoulds LLP – ONShauneen Bruder, EVP, Operations, Personal and Commercial Banking, RBC – ONDebby Carreau, CEO & Founder, Inspired HR Ltd. – ABKaren Flavelle, CEO, Purdys Chocolatier – BC Allison Grafton, President & Partner, Rockwood Custom Homes – ABDana Hayden, President, Hayden Consulting Services – BCRoberta Jamieson, President & CEO, Indspire – ONCatherine Karakatsanis, COO, Morrison Hershfield Group Inc. – ONWendy Lisogar-Cocchia, CEO, Absolute Spa Group / Crew Management Ltd. – BCJanice McDonald, President, The Beacon Agency – ON Benita Warmbold, Senior Managing Director & CFO, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board – ON LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Here are the 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women winners. Twitterlast_img read more

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Ban Kimoon to witness Chicagos greening efforts during upcoming visit

The two-day visit beginning on Thursday is part of his tour of major US cities, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, Michele Montas, told reporters in New York.The Secretary-General will meet with Mayor Richard Daley to discuss his efforts to turn Chicago into America’s greenest city, Ms. Montas said. He will also visit a “green” building, stop by a local high school, and also attend events at the MacArthur Foundation, the Economic Club of Chicago, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Climate change – which Mr. Ban calls the “defining issue of our era” – was a key topic during the Secretary-General’s visit to the US city of San Francisco last July, and featured prominently in discussions with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.Ms. Montas also announced that Mr. Ban is planning to attend the Global Insight Summit, scheduled to take place at the fifth annual Jackson Hole Film Festival in early June in the US state of Wyoming.“The Global Insight Summit represents an unprecedented collaboration, bringing together entertainment leaders and UN officials to explore how film and television can be leveraged to bring awareness to global issues,” said Ms. Montas. 4 February 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be travelling later this week to Chicago where he will see first-hand how the major United States city is tackling climate change. read more

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East meets West in researchers fellowship award

A Brock researcher will spend his summer vacation searching German archives for answers to complex philosophical questions thanks to a prestigious fellowship award.Wing-Cheuk Chan, Philosophy professor, was recently awarded a three-month research fellowship from the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award, valued at $14,000, will allow Chan to spend time in the Leibniz-Archives in Hannover to investigate his project, “The Labyrinth of the Continuum as a Metaphysical Problem.”According to Leibniz, a 17th-century German philosopher, there are two labyrinths in philosophy: while the first concerns freedom, the second concerns continuum. Chan aims to solve the second one, but from the perspective of Chinese philosophy.“This might also help clarify why this great German philosopher was so enthusiastic with the Yijing (The Book of Changes), which is perhaps the most ancient Chinese philosophical text,” Chan said. The research may also shed light on a new settlement of the priority-debate concerning the calculus between Newton and Leibniz.This is the second time Chan has received this fellowship award. A recipient of funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, he has also received research fellowships from the National Science Council of Taiwan; the Indo-Canadian Shastri-Foundation of India; and the CCK-Foundation of Taiwan.Chan, who has also adjudicated in philosophy for SSHRC, said his contributions are evidence that Brock’s philosophy department holds a unique place in Canada for its emphasis on comparative studies of Eastern and Western philosophy. read more

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2 dead 3 injured in crash near Algonquin Park

Ontario Provincial Police says two people are dead and three others injured after a crash on Highway 60 Sunday afternoon.Emergency crews were called to a multi-vehicle collision at the entrance of Algonquin Park’s west gate around 4 p.m.Police say a small blue car was travelling westbound on the highway when it crossed the centre line and hit a tour bus head on.They say the car then flipped on the road and hit another car.Police say the tour bus didn’t have any passengers on board. Two people died at the scene, a third was flown by air ambulance to a Toronto hospital in serious condition, and two others were treated at a local hospital and released.OPP say several people stopped to help the victims of the crash including Algonquin Park staff. The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of their next of kin. read more

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The 5 at 5 Friday

first_imgEACH WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you five things you should know before you head out the door…1. #JOBS: Deutsche Bank is to create 700 new jobs in Dublin over the next three years. The company is to move to a 100,000-square-foot office space at Eastpoint Business Park.2. #LOYALTYBUILD: The General Manager of Loyaltybuild, the company at the centre of an investigation into a data-breach has said they deeply regret “any distress” caused by the criminal attack.3. #CHILDCARE: A €900,000 fund will be used to give additional training to 630 existing childcare staff.4. #JOB LOSSES: Lufthansa Technik Airmotive announced it is to start a process “to consider closing the company” and will consult with employee representatives and trade unions. The firm employs 400 people.5. #CHINA: A raft of reforms announced today will see the easing of the controversial one-child policy in China.last_img read more

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Turf cutters annoyed by wording in compensation agreement

first_imgA GROUP REPRESENTING turf cutters has criticised the government over the wording in compensation documents sent out to those seeking a relocation bog.A frequently asked questions document sent out with agreements, and seen by TheJournal.ie, says that the agreement will be in place for six years from January 2011 and should relocation not be finalised at the time, turf cutters may be requested to move to another scheme and “sign a final legal agreement at that time”.Some 2,668 people have applied for the compensation scheme to date with 1,888 opting for the financial compensation deal of €1,500 a year for 15 years as well as a once off sign-up payment of €500.However 780 applicats are seeking relocation and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht said they are being asked to sign this ‘interim agreement’ in order to trigger the €500 sign-up payment and ensure they receive either €1,500 or the delivery of 15 tonnes of turf a year until a suitable replacement bog is found for them.However the Turf Cutters and Contractors Association (TCCA) said there is now a fear that if the government has not arranged for a relocation bog by 2017 or 2018, they may decide that people will have to accept the €1,500 monetary compensation deal instead.“It is a fact that successive governments have not managed to solve a single one of the 53 so called SAC [Special Areas of Conservation] sites in 16 years,” the association said. “The idea that they would be capable of getting their act together between now and 2018 is barely credible.”Speaking to TheJournal.ie about the agreement, TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said it “has annoyed a lot of people”.“I’ve had a huge amount of phonecalls to my office about it and the general feeling people have is that they made the mistake of trusting the government and now they’re just going to go back to cutting their turf,” he said.Today a group of turf cutters staged a protest outside Galway Circuit Court in support of two men charged in relation to alleged illegal turf cutting on a bog in Kerry last year.(Image: Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan)In a statement, the department said that “intensive work is ongoing” and that it is not possible to give a firm date for the agreement of each relocation site.If it is not possible to find a suitable relocation site – for example, for reasons of quality or quantity of turf, planning, Environmental Impact Assessment requirements, or purchase or lease of sites issues – then the Department will consult with turf cutters as to the best option to take at that time.The department said that of the total number of raised bog SACs, arrangements have been made or are at an advanced stage for turf cutters from four bogs to transfer to relocation bogs where they can continue to cut turf legally. Of the remaining 49 raised bog SACs, potential relocation sites have been identified for 32 bogs and these sites are now being assessed for their suitability.The TCCA said in the coming weeks it will be organising a series of localised meetings to inform those affected.Read: Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan tells Minister Deenihan to ‘put up or shut up’>Read: Turf cutters reject ‘progress’ made in compensation scheme>last_img read more

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Coronavirus de nouveaux types identifiés chez des chauvessouris

first_imgCoronavirus : de nouveaux types identifiés chez des chauves-sourisLes chercheurs d’une équipe internationale viennent d’identifier de nouveaux coronavirus, proches du syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère (Sras) chez des chauves-souris chinoises. Cette découverte renforce l’hypothèse selon laquelle cette pathologie proviendrait de chauves-souris sauvages.Le SRAS ou syndrome respiratoire aigu sévère est à l’origine de la première pandémie du XXIe siècle. Le virus responsable de cette pneumonie atypique a fait près de 800 morts dans le monde en 2003. Selon une équipe internationale de scientifiques chinois, australiens, singapouriens et américains, de plus en plus de preuves indiquent que ce virus pourrait provenir de chauves-souris sauvages. D’ailleurs, des virus similaires avaient déjà été trouvés chez des chauves-souris. Toutefois, aucun n’était aussi proche du virus du Sras (Sras-CoV) que celui qui vient d’être retrouvé chez des chauves-souris sauvages chinoises (Rhinolophus sinicus). Dans une étude publiée par la revue Nature, des chercheurs font part des résultats de leurs travaux : ils expliquent avoir procédé à des analyses génétiques sur des chauves-souris sauvages chinoises et les résultats montrent une similitude génétique de 95% avec le Sras-CoV. Les scientifiques ont également réussi à isoler de nouveaux virus semblables au Sras-CoV et capables, comme lui, d’infecter directement l’Homme. Pour cela, les virus transitent par un récepteur des cellules ACE2 (ou ECA2, enzyme de conversion de l’angiotensine II). Ainsi, les coronavirus peuvent passer directement des chauves-souris aux hommes, sans nécessairement avoir besoin d’être véhiculé par une espèce intermédiaire comme la civette, un animal vendu sur des marchés du sud de la Chine.Surveiller de près le virus À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? D’autant que les chauves-souris constituent des plats consommés en Chine et dans d’autres parties d’Asie. Elles sont également utilisées en médecine chinoise, d’où un risque réel, justifiant la surveillance des coronavirus chez ces mammifères volants, soulignent l’étude reprise par l’AFP. Pour les scientifiques, cette découverte est importante car elle montre la nécessité de surveiller de près ce type de virus potentiellement dangereux pour la santé humaine et animale. Cette remarque vaut également pour le syndrome respiratoire du Moyen-Orient (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, MERS) dû à un virus de la même famille, le Mers-CoV. Selon les derniers chiffres, ce micro-organisme a été détecté dans dix pays : 136 cas ont été confirmés et 58 personnes en sont mortes, la plupart en Arabie Saoudite. Pour poursuivre ses travaux, l’équipe de scientifiques a mis un virus vivant en culture en laboratoire, “ce qui va permette de travailler sur un vaccin ou des médicaments”, estime Peter Daszak, co-auteur de cette étude.Le 31 octobre 2013 à 20:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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GEEK PICK OF THE DAY Enter Apokolips With Jack Kirbys Fourth World

first_img Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Stay on target Anyone who knows me and my takes on comic books knows that I absolutely love Darkseid. I love that he’s obsessed with something called the Anti-Life Equation. I love that Michael Ironside voiced him. I love watching him slap Superman around. But not only is the big beefy boy better than Thanos (his Marvel rip-off soon terrorizing cinemas in Avengers Infinity War) he’s also just one standout part of an entire incredible universe of comic characters: The Fourth World by legendary artist Jack Kirby.You may remember snippets of Fourth World lore from old DC cartoons and recent DC movies. The pantheon will also be getting a much-deserved movie of its own thanks to director Ava DuVernay. But if you really want to know what Darkseid, Highfather, Orion, Mister Miracle, Big Barda, Granny Goodness, and all the rest are all about, you need to revisit the original text. Fortunately, with the massive Fourth World Omnibus, released for Kirby’s 100th birthday, you can commune with the Source.The Fourth World is a true epic told throughout the 1970s. And the sheer size of this omnibus reflects that. It has nearly 1500 pages (for $150) and collects several issues and arcs from the multiple sub-books that comprise the New Gods slice of the DC universe. Inside are SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #133-139 and #141-148, THE FOREVER PEOPLE #1-11, THE NEW GODS #1-11, MISTER MIRACLE #1-18, NEW GODS (REPRINT SERIES) #1-6, DC GRAPHIC NOVEL #4: THE HUNGER DOGS and WHO’S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE DIRECTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #2-3, #6, #8-18, #20, #22 and #25.The individual stories are entertaining enough on their own. Gaze as Desaad poisons the minds of men. Tremble before the awesome might of the Female Furies in Apokolips’ fire pits. Wonder why Oberon keeps testing Barda’s patience. See the Fourth World come to a thematic, if not literal, end in The Hunger Dogs. And if you get confused about folks like Metron and Virman Vundabar, there’s a handy encyclopedia in the back.As a whole, the collection also serves as a wonderful history lesson for comics fans, particularly Jack Kirby fans. Arguably the biggest architect of the modern Marvel Comics universe (a position shared only perhaps with Stan Lee) Kirby made waves when he took his talents to DC. So it’s hilarious then to remember he introduced this sprawling spiritual space saga in a book theoretically about Superman’s teen sidekick. The lingering Marvel influence is also apparent. The Fourth World and its New Gods are basically a better stab at the “gods as aliens” mythology stuff that drove Marvel’s take on Thor, the Old God.Above everything else, this omnibus is just packed full of incredible art. There’s a reason Kirby’s masterful, dynamic, sci-fi aesthetic is so influential all these decades later. You can pretty much go to any page and see imagery that absolutely blows your mind. I’m in awe of the way it seamlessly combines the headiest high concept psychedelic vistas with very grounded, soul-crushing depictions of a literal fascist hell. The omnibus also includes a bunch of beautiful sketches.There have been Fourth World comic books after Kirby. Right now Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Mister Miracle run has been especially magnificent. But the Fourth World Omnibus is the definitive collection of one of the absolute best things in comics created by one of the absolute best artists in comics. Long Live King Kirby!Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Brain injury mentioned in Wulles DUI case

first_imgTraumatic brain injuries sustained years ago by former Clark County Judge John Wulle had a “severe impact” on his alleged drunken driving, his defense attorney said in a Tuesday phone interview.Wulle, 65, appeared earlier in the day in Skamania County before visiting Klickitat District Court Judge Jeffrey Baker. He previously entered a not-guilty plea to DUI, a gross misdemeanor, in Clark County District Court before the change of venue.Baker, who presides over District Court in White Salmon, was brought in on the case after Skamania District Court Judge Ron Reynier recused himself due to a conflict of interest.The Columbian’s request to have a photographer present for Tuesday’s proceeding was denied.Vancouver defense attorney Jon McMullen said after the hearing that Baker reviewed everything to date in the case. Wulle’s next hearing is set for 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5.McMullen said he discussed some of Wulle’s health issues and plans to provide the court and prosecution with additional information as the case progresses. “I wanted the judge to be aware of that important fact in the case,” he said.last_img read more

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McMenamins historian highlights Kalamas past as new property takes shape

first_imgLONGVIEW — In the mid 1990s, Tim Hills was in a “less-than-fulfilling” job when he hatched an idea to combine his love of history and pubs.He and his wife frequented Portland pubs owned by the McMenamin brothers. While they loved the atmosphere and the buildings, they lamented the lack of historical information provided about the places. So he wrote a letter to the McMenamins suggesting they hire him to bring historical color and flavor to their properties. Hills’ timing was perfect: The company was embarking on the renovation of the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, so they gave him a shot.More than 20 years later, Hills remains on a constant quest to find unique stories and characters about the towns where the hotel and restaurant chain develops new properties.His research has helped McMenamins earn a reputation for bringing history to life through artwork, design, food and events at its 55 pub and hotel locations throughout the Northwest. As McMenamins develops a hotel and restaurant at the Port of Kalama — due to open early in 2018 — Hills and his team of two other historians have already started pouring over old documents and interviewing area families as they attempt to uncover more about Kalama’s history.“It’s exciting. … The unknown that’s out there. To put together pieces to make a kind of a whole understanding with a project like this, it’s just great,” Hills said.last_img read more

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Haines Chamber of Commerce grapples with role of nonprofts

first_imgWhether nonprofit and for-profit businesses should have an equal voice in the Haines Chamber of Commerce has been debated for a while.Haines Chamber of Commerce members will vote this week on amended bylaws that would clarify the role of nonprofits. (Bruce Barrett, Flickr Creative Commons)Members will vote this week on amended bylaws that would clarify the role of nonprofits — allowing them to be members and vote, but not to serve on the board.Chamber rules currently are unclear about who can join, who can be a board member and why, according to Chamber board president Kyle Gray.“The wording is loose,” Gray said. “So really what we were trying to do is be much more specific about who can join and what types of entities can join. And that’s really what led into the whole nonprofit conversation, which has been controversial in Haines.”Gray said it’s undeniable that nonprofits contribute to the local economy, but the traditional mission of chambers of commerce is to advance the interests of for-profit businesses.“Say the Alaska State Senate or somebody from outside of Haines called the Chamber and said ‘hey what does the Chamber think about this?’ Really the view that they’re looking for is the business community.”The fear, Gray said, is that if nonprofits are given the same power as for-profits, they could dilute commercial interests, which is more of a hypothetical worry, not something that’s played out in reality.One issue recently factored into the debate: The Chilkat Indian Village applied for special environmental protection for the Chilkat River. That protection could impact Constantine Metal Resources’ mineral exploration and a potential mine at its Palmer Project site north of Haines.“That’s sort of been the elephant in the room,” Gray said.The Chamber hasn’t taken a stance on Tier 3 protection for the river because it’s so controversial.“They’re sort of insinuating — the conservative people are — that the Chamber should be pro-development and pro-business,” Gray said. “And they don’t always see the nonprofit sector of Haines having that mentality — that development is something we should be pursuing at all times.”How do you find a compromise between those who think nonprofits shouldn’t have a role in the Chamber at all and those who think nonprofits and for-profits should be completely equal? Gray thinks they’ve found an answer to that in the proposed bylaws.The new bylaws would divide members into three different classes: for-profits count as primary members, non-profits are community members, and people not representing a business are supporting members. All classes are allowed to vote in Chamber elections. But only primary members – that’s the for-profit representatives – are allowed to serve on the Chamber board of directors.“We felt that that is the compromise,” Gray said.“Excluding us does not make sense,” said Melissa Aronson, president of the nonprofit Haines Friends of Recycling. Speaking for herself and not her organization, Aronson hopes the bylaws are voted down.Chamber board member Thom Ely agreed.Like the other eight board members, Ely represents a for-profit business, but he thinks nonprofits are such an important part of Haines, the Chamber shouldn’t limit their voice.“I think our community should be inclusive, including our business community,” Ely said. “And nonprofits are businesses, they’re just a different business structure. And they contribute millions of dollars to our economy. And I think they should be represented in the Chamber just like any business.”But most of the current board members were in favor of putting some restriction on nonprofits’ role in the Chamber.“The Chamber of Commerce is fundamentally made up of and designed for for-profit businesses,” board  member Scott Sundberg said.Because of that, Sundberg thinks Chamber decisions should be up to for-profit representatives.Even though the bylaws diminish the role of nonprofits, Gray thinks it’s the best solution considering the polarized opinions.“I mean, we think that it is fair for nonprofits to be in the Chamber and have voting rights. And we want their voice to be heard, we want to be inclusive,” Gray said. “But we also don’t want to lose sight of what our overall mission as a chamber of commerce is. And we don’t want this argument to go on forever. We want to put an end to it.”The debate may be put to an end when members vote at the special meeting 6 p.m. Thursday in the Aspen Hotel conference room.last_img read more

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