The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has put in place an action plan to tackle the air pollution in the city, an official said.The Air Quality Index in several automated air monitoring stations in the city had hovered between 200 and 350 (PM 2.5) in the first week of November, which was categorised as ‘moderate’ and ‘poor’ but then improved substantially as Cyclone Bulbul lashed the city and washed away the particulate matters in air for next few days. A WBPCB statement said on Friday, although the levels of PM 2.5 during summer and monsoon remain within the prescribed standards, it exceeds during the winter months due to various factors and an air quality action plan has been put in place to address the situation. An Air Quality Index from 0-100 (PM 2.5) is considered satisfactory and within prescribed limits. The WBPCB statement attributed road dust as “having contributed substantially to air pollution” in recent times and said the WBPCB has provided ₹6 crore to Kolkata Municipal Corporation for procurement of 10 water sprinkling vehicles. Ten ‘mechanical sweeping vehicles’ which will sweep dust from road in a mechanised manner will also be procured by KMC for containing dust, the statement said. Three water sprinkling vehicles, apart from the 10 to be procured later, are already being put in service by the WBPCB in the eastern parts of the city from Friday, a WBPCB official said. All these water sprinkling vehicles and mechanical sweeping vehicles, when together put in service, will cover the airport to Garia stretch via EM Bypass, Garia to Tollygunje Phari, Tollygunje to Rashbehari via Mominpur, Thakurpukur to Taratala via Behala, Esplanade to Shyambazar, Dunlop to Chiria More, the official said. The water sprinklers will help in a great way to contain particulate matters gathering in air and bring down air pollution to a great extent, he added.
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Roger Pogoy. PBA IMAGESMuch-maligned after his apparent low-blow against Arwind Santos in Game 2, Roger Pogoy shared that he has already extended his apologies to his fellow Tamaraw.“That’s over with. I don’t have any comment on that. I already apologized to kuya Arwind,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Pogoy shrugged off his bad shooting and insisted that his main job is to be one of the KaTropa’s defensive anchors.“My role here in this team is to do the defense and the little things. The points I get are just bonuses. I want to do my role here in the team so that we can win,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jeff Horn has ’10-point plan’ to upset Pacquiao Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? “Maybe it’s just bad game. They were really closing out on me. Before, they are letting me shoot and they’re challenging everything. I’ll make up for it next game,” he said.TNT coach Nash Racela also isn’t losing sleep with Pogoy’s poor two-game stretch, noting that though, the FEU standout has been missing his shots, he’s still able to contribute in other ways.“It’s okay as long as he’s making the right decisions and taking the shots that he needs to take. If he’s open, it’s okay. If it doesn’t go in, there’s no problem,” Racela said.“I think it’s the same with (Marcio) Lassiter. He was struggling a little bit but he was taking the right shots. Today, he contributed, starting hitting his shots. So it is what it is.”For his part, Pogoy noted that more than his offense, it’s his defense which is counted more in the KaTropa camp as he expects a tougher battle against the likes of Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, and Chris Ross come Game 4 on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT The TNT rookie has put the incident behind him but things haven’t been going well for him in the finals since.For the second straight game, Pogoy was held scoreless two games after having a career performance in Game 1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd t’s no surprise that the KaTropa yielded Game 3 to the Beermen, 109-97, with Pogoy dealing with major offensive woes.Pogoy is currently 0-of-13 from the field after exploding for 27 points in the finals opener. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage
Director Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala remake was a flop and now he blames the film’s failure on his arrogance.”I am a changed man now. I was very arrogant then and I was talking anything to get attention and make statement. Now I am back on track and thank god Himmatwala flopped. In the middle, I lost it completely,” Sajid told reporters during the press conference of his next Humshakals.Sajid Khan’s Humshakals is slated for a June 20 release”I wanted people to respect me as a filmmaker. Heyy Babyy did well, then Housefull did well, so I wanted people to take me seriously. I am glad Himmatwala didn’t work,” he added.Though his Humshakals is yet to hit the screens, it is under scrutiny for being a remake of Comedy Of Errors.But shooting down the reports, Sajid said his film has “nothing to do with that film”.The star cast – Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Tamannaah Bhatia, Esha Gupta – was present at the event.However, Bipasha Basu skipped the event and Sajid said that she is “unwell”, but she will “attend other events and interviews”.It is being reported that Bipasha will not join the promotional activities of the film.When asked about it, Sajid’s response was that “it’s not true at all. Truth will come out one day. No one can hide it.”Humshakals is slated for a June 20 release.
Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Even before the partnership was set, though, some athletes from Pancrase have already competed in ONE with former World champions Daichi Abe and Kazuki Tokudome having fought under ONE’s banner.Yuya Wakamatsu, a Pancrase World flyweight champion, will face Demetrious Johnson in the upcoming ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix on March 31 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.“We believe this partnership is the start of a long-term relationship with ONE Championship, and we look forward to shaping the future of martial arts both in and outside Japan together,” said Pancrase President Masakazu Sakai.ADVERTISEMENT As part of the partnership, Pancrase athletes will compete in the ONE stage and also take part in the ONE Warrior Series.Selected Pancrase amateur athletes will also receive an opportunity to train at Evolve MMA in Singapore for a year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Following our partnership with Shooto, ONE Championship is excited to offer the same opportunity to Pancrase athletes and World champions to compete on the world’s largest stage for martial arts,” said ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.“We are fully committed to developing Japan’s martial arts ecosystem from the amateur up to the professional level. Our partnership with Pancrase once again marks the world’s top martial arts organizations coming together to create a new era of martial arts in Japan,” added Sityodtong. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Nutrition hall for PH national athletes now open Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end MANILA, Philippines—ONE Championship continued strengthening its reach in the mixed martial arts world.Following a partnership with Shooto this January, ONE has now partnered with Japanese promotion Pancrase.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments
cristiano ronaldofootballgianluigi buffonlionel messi First Published: October 6, 2019, 7:00 PM IST In an era when two footballers comtinuously push each other to do better and outdo each other with every game, there are bound to be comparisons. The constant battle between who is better between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo falls in the same category.Both Messi and Ronaldo have dominated world football for over a decade, winning five Ballon d’Ors each between the two. While Ronaldo took flight with Manchester United in the Premier League, Messi was groomed and developed by Barcelona. Their rivalry grew more fierce when Ronaldo joined Barcelona’s arch-rival Real Madrid in the summer of 2009. With both Ronaldo and Messi playing in the same La Liga, comparison grew further and even after Ronaldo moved to Juventus in Serie A last year, the comparisons have not stopped.Buffon, instead of giving a definite answer to who out of Messi and Ronaldo is better, gave a very interesting response, drawing its parallel with another major sporting rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in tennis.”Federer is infinite class, while Nadal is perseverance, sweat and also talent, otherwise you cannot win all the Grand Slams he achieved,” Buffon said to La Gazzetta Dello Sport.”Nadal’s hard work and constant desire to improve himself allowed him to be on a par with the most talented tennis player in history.”The comparison is obvious and makes me smile, as Leo Messi is Federer, while Cristiano Ronaldo is like Nadal.”Most fans describe Messi and Ronaldo in a similar manner when the Argentine is said to be the naturally gifted one while the Portuguese is said to have worked extremely hard to reach the top level. Buffon just took the examples of two different athletes to draw the same conclusion in the most seamless of manners.This year, Messi beat Ronaldo and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk to win FIFA’s The Best award. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Dismissing Pakistan’s review appeal, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Tuesday announced Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan as the neutral venue for the upcoming Davis Cup tie between India and Pakistan.Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) had filed an appeal contesting the ITF Davis Cup Committee’s November 4 decision to shift the November 29-30 tie to a neutral venue. PTF had argued that if Indian pilgrims can visit Pakistan without any security threat, why can’t the Indian team play matches in Islamabad, but the Independent Tribunal of the world governing body kept the games at a neutral venue.”The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) appealed the Davis Cup Committee decision to move the tie from Islamabad. The appeal was dismissed by an independent tribunal on Monday 18 November,” ITF said in a statement.”Further to the decision of the PTF not to nominate a neutral venue, in accordance with Davis Cup regulations, the Davis Cup Committee has voted in favour of the tie being hosted by the ITF on neutral ground at the National Tennis Centre in Nur-Sultan (previously Astana), Kazakhstan on 29-30 November,” the statement added.The matches will be played on indoor courts since extreme cold conditions there won’t allow them to be staged outside.”Playing indoor suits our players. It will work in our favour, not that our players can’t play on grass but they a lot more comfortable on hard courts. The weather conditions are harsh and though we are playing indoors, it still affects the body,” India coach Zeeshan Ali told PTI.”The quality of tennis is better playing indoors because factors like sun and wind do not affect the matches.”The tie was scheduled to be held in Islamabad in September but was pushed to November 29-30 after India expressed concerns about the safety of their players due to diplomatic tensions between the two nations following the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.India have named a full-strength squad for the tie as all the top players, who had refused to travel to Islamabad, agreed to play at a neutral venue.The side will be led by top singles players Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan while veteran Leander Paes and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan are likely to pair up for the doubles.Top doubles player Rohan Bopanna pulled out of the tie on Monday after suffering a shoulder injury.Zeeshan said Bopanna’s pulling out has proved that selecting three doubles specialist was a wise decision.”It was a right call to have specialists as reserves. Bopanna is out and we have Jeevan to come in for him. We can’t name the playing five now but Jeevan is next person to get into playing squad. We will definitely miss Rohan.”We have singles players who can play doubles as well, like Ramkumar but having a doubles specialist means that singles players won’t have to worry that they maybe required to play doubles.”It is good to have left-right combination (Jeevan and Leander Paes). If you look at the teams on paper, India is a stronger side and won’t have any problem in tackling Pakistan but anything can happen in Davis Cup. You can not take any match for granted,” he said, cautioning that taking Pakistan lightly is not a good idea despite the absence of higher-ranked players in the opposition ranks.”Pressure is different on Davis Cup because you are not playing for yourself but for your country. So we picked our best players.”Pakistan’s best player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi has threatened to pull out of the tie in protest against shifting of the tie, which may further weaken the Pakistan team.”That’s not our concern. Our job is to win the tie,” added Zeeshan. davis cupIndiaIndia vs PakistanInternational Tennis Federation First Published: November 19, 2019, 2:21 PM IST
Eden Hazard has suffered a knock and is expected to return to training for Belgium after limping out of their behind-closed-doors session on Friday, coach Marc Wilmots said. (Euro 2016 – Full Coverage) Hazard, who will captain Belgium at the European Championship, left the pitch after 50 minutes after having his foot stood on during a practice match.”I don’t think it is serious, just a knock,” Wilmots told reporters after the match between the expected starting XI and the reserves ahead of Belgium’s opening match at the tournament against Italy in Lyon on Monday.Wilmots said all players were fit, including defender Thomas Vermaelen, who had been doubtful earlier in the week.”Thomas has done well in training over the last days and is completely ready for the battle. He has no more problems,” Wilmots said.
Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom has resigned as the national observer for Indian boxing after Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore made it clear that active sportspersons will not be considered for the position.”I resigned as national observer 10 days ago after having a word with Mr. Rathore. I had been requested to take up the position, it was not something I had asked for,” Mary Kom, who claimed her fifth Asian Championships gold medal last month, said on Friday.”I had inquired about the rule on not having active athletes as observers with the then Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas when it was offered to me,” she explained, reacting to insinuation that her appointment smacked of conflict of interest given that she is still an active national camper.”But at that time, I was told that I should nonetheless accept the position. I did so on insistence of the Ministry and I don’t want unnecessary controversies about something that I had not asked for.”The 35-year-old Olympic bronze-medallist was among 12 national observers appointed by the then Sports Minister Vijay Goel in March.The list also includes the likes of Olympic gold-medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar and former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Akhil Kumar among others.Of these, Sushil and Mary Kom are still active in their respective sports. Akhil, on the other hand, is no longer a part of the national camp after giving up amateur boxing.He has already rejected the conflict of interest charge, saying that he is neither a beneficiary of government schemes nor a part of the national camp.advertisement”I was never interested in this but accepted the position because I had been requested. I have my hands full with a lot of things. I am happy to let it go and have no complaints,” said Mary Kom.The decorated boxer is also a Rajya Sabha MP and is in contention for the Commonwealth and Asian Games next year.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and his younger brother, Kostas, flew to Spain on Sunday to support their older brother, Thanasis, whose Andorra team was taking on second place Valencia in a Liga ACB match-up, according to Milwaukee Bucks website.It was an entertaining game that ended with Andorra putting a stop to Valencia’s seven-game winning streak with an 89-84 win.Thanasis finished the game with 8 points (4-6 FG), 5 rebounds, 2 assists and a block in 19 minutes of action.Ovació del públic a @Giannis_An34 #MaiPor pic.twitter.com/OqV94JjOBr— MoraBancAndorra (@morabancandorra) May 7, 2017TweetPinShare0 Shares
Ravi Shastri to Team India after World Cup exit: Be proud of what you have done for the last 2 years
India head coach Ravi Shastri has said the World Cup 2019 semi-final exit was “hurting and disappointing” but insisted that Virat Kohli’s men are on the right track.Ravi Shastri also revealed that he addressed the players in the dressing room after the semi-final loss to New Zealand in Manchester on Wednesday and told the team that they have earned the respect with the way they played in World Cup 2019.India had entered the World Cup as the 2nd-ranked side and one of the pre-tournament favourites. Virat Kohli’s men were clinical throughout the group stages as the finished on top of the 10-team points table. Barring the defeat to England in Edgbaston and a scare against Afghanistan, India looked invincible.However, in the semi-final against New Zealand, India failed to chase a 240-run target as familiar problems came back to haunt the team on the reserve day of the rain-affected match.India opener Rohit Sharma, who had hit a record-setting number of 5 hundreds, was dismissed for 1. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were back in the hut early as India were reeling at 5 for 3 inside the 4th over of their chase. A spirited effort from MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja — 116-run stand for the 7th wicket — wasn’t enough as India fell short of the target by 18 runs.The disappointmenet was visible in the faces of India players as the reactions on the faces of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni as they walked back to the dressing room told the story.advertisementRavi Shastri, speaking to The Indian Express, said he wanted the India players to feel proud of what they have achieved over the last 2 years and that 30 minutes of play can’t erase their achievements.”Walk out with your heads held high. Be proud. Those 30 minutes can’t erase the fact that you guys have been the best team in the last couple of years. You guys know it. One tournament, one series and that, too, 30 minutes of play can’t decide that. You guys have earned that respect. Of course, we are all hurt and disappointed but, in the end, be proud of what you have done for the last two years.”Team India is on the right path: ShastriStressing that Team India is only destined for better things in future, Shastri said: “Hurting, obviously. Disappointed, yes, but no tears. This is a tough team. A magnificent team.”Look at how we bowled. The way the batsmen batted. A couple of youngsters might come in the middle and make this even more stronger. It’s a team on the right path they know it.”When you have played good and tough cricket for the last 30 months, this loss in the semi-final would hurt. It’s a tough pill to swallow and we are all gutted, but this is sport. That’s why we play it,” Shastri added.India will head to the West Indies in August for a full tour wherein they will be playing 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Test matches. Virat Kohli and pace Jasprit Bumrah are likely to be rested for the tour while speculations over MS Dhoni’s future remain after the World Cup semi-final exit.Also Read | Failed to deliver as a team when it mattered: Rohit Sharma on World Cup semi-final defeatAlso Read | #Donotretiredhoni trends: Fans urge MS Dhoni to stay onAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Move aside Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja is the 3D cricketer India needAlso See:
The life of a Game Development Officer provides many challenges – a lot of travel, weekend work, and your fair share of sunburn, sleep deprivation, and strained vocal chords to list a few of the prices to be paid to deliver the sport you love for a livelihood. TFA Game Development Officers will be featured regularly on the web-site giving readers an insight into their world in “Postcards from the Edge”. The first GDO featured is North Queensland’s Glen ‘Richo’ Richardson.Queensland Touch Game Development Officer Glen ‘Richo’ Richardson packed his referee whistle, his superior karaoke skills, and his ‘can do’ positivity in his kitbag and moved to Townsville from the Gold Coast early in 2007 to continue his GDO career.Lapping up the laid back North Queensland lifestyle, ‘Richo’ is also making a big impression on locals with his professionalism, work ethic, and positive commitment to making a difference.The hardworking and popular GDO sent a postcard home about life in the North. The photograph took a little more explaining, especially to his Mum and Dad!!!Richo’s Postcard from the Edge….“Firstly I have to thank all the North Queensland people who have made me feel very welcome. Executive Officer Billy Grant and Executive Assistant Angee Lane have both been fantastic in helping me settle in, and I now occupy a desk in the North Queensland Office allowing close contact with the hub of Touch in the North.Since arriving I have met with a number of affiliates including: Townsville Castle Hill, Thuringowa, Charters Towers, Burdekin, Bowen, Sarina, Whitsundays and I am just about to embark on a tour to Cloncurry and Mount Isa where I will run a Level 1 referee course. There are still a few affiliates that I haven’t met with yet however I will be visiting them after the NTL in late March and early April.It is an exciting time for touch in the North with most affiliates showing growth in their competitions along with diligent volunteers that I have met making North Queensland such a friendly and enjoyable place to work.There is a long road ahead, Townsville and North Queensland has been without a permanently stationed development officer for some time now, however I hope that with my assistance and the support of North Queensland Touch, Queensland Touch and Touch Football Australia, together we can make Touch Football an enjoyable sport for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime…”Footnote: Glen’s parents can breath a sigh of relief, ‘clean skin’ Richo was just signing the visitor’s book at the Sarina Police station, though many of us who have been on the wrong side of his refereeing decisions over the years thought that justice had finally been done with the long arm of the law reeling the little big man of the refereeing ranks in for his repeated and blatant misinterpretation of the TFA 7th edition Rule book…Just kidding Richo. Stay tuned for more “Postcards from the Edge” from our TFA Development Officers around the nation.Glen Richardson can be contacted on 0421 234 522 or via email email@example.com
DURHAM, NC – OCTOBER 14: A detailed view of a helmet worn by the Florida State Seminoles during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Syracuse vs. Florida State takes place in the Carrier Dome, where the Orange have taken down big-name opponents each of the last two years.Syracuse is 2-0 in year three under Dino Babers. The Orange have been putting up big point totals, but surrendered 42 points against Western Michigan in Week 1, most of which came in a bonkers third quarter.Florida State wishes it only had one really troubling quarter. The Seminoles were handled at home by Virginia Tech in Week 1, and had to come from behind against Samford last week.ESPN’s FPI prediction for Syracuse vs. Florida State is out.Syracuse is actually a slight edge at home, even against a team with more talent on paper. FPI gives the Orange a 57-percent chance to win.Via ESPN:Syracuse vs. Florida State will kick off at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.ESPN will broadcast the contest.[ESPN]
HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 02: Current NFL player Emmanuel Acho visits the SiriusXM set at Super Bowl 51 Radio Row at the George R. Brown Convention Center on February 2, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)It was a nice, quiet Sunday in college football until Zach Smith went on an off-the-wall Twitter rant about Texas head coach Tom Herman.Smith and Herman used to work together as Ohio State assistants. They reportedly used to recruit together, but there’s clearly no love lost between the two at this point.In a lengthy tweetstorm tonight, Smith accused Herman of cheating on his wife. Included in the rant was a screenshot of an apparent conversation between Smith and Herman.It appears that Herman responded to Smith.Remember when you were with an a Asian massuese? Because I dooooooooo…. @CoachTomHerman – you’re the biggest snitch alive… and also the biggest hypocrite alive. Anyone wanna know all that I know about Tommy Boy? Contact me. Lmao pic.twitter.com/L9x4bJ19ii— Zach Smith (@CoachZachSmith) November 11, 2018Shortly after all of this went viral, ESPN analyst and former Texas star Emmanuel Acho interjected his thoughts on the matter.In fact, all he did was tweet Herman’s apparent response to Smith.Ok. CoolHook Em! ??— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) November 11, 2018We’re going to take a guess and say that “Ok. Cool. Hook Em!” is going to catch on and become a meme/oft-repeated joke.
Editors’ Recommendations Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Every man needs a good razor case, so the folks at Bison came up with the idea for the Paddle Strop Razor Case. Beautifully crafted with cocobolo hardwood and calfskin leather, the case is both functional and well-designed. The Manual talked to Bison’s Sebastian Sandersius, who talked about the origin of the Paddle Strop Razor Case.How did you come up with the idea for the Paddle Strop Razor Case?We looked at the common design for vintage paddle strops and thought, how can we make this more robust and useful?An important feature in a paddle strop is having a mechanism to increase its length to keep the leather taut as the leather stretches over time. A common way of doing this is to use a threaded bolt and two adjacent guide rods. A common problem with the vintage paddlestrops is that many use a fine threaded bolt and it is common for these to strip and bend over time. With our paddle strop, we simplified and straightened this mechanism by using a single large bolt and tapped leather fastened.Further, we figured the whole point of having a paddle strop was for travel — because hanging strops are inconvenient to travel with — so another improvement we sought to make with the paddle strop is to make it an actual case for a straight razor.Who did you have in mind when you designed it?We designed this paddle strop and razor case for the avid straight razor shaver who enjoys the experience of shaving and doesn’t want to compromise that experience while they are traveling.Why is it so convenient for travel?Conventional hanging strops are very inconvenient to travel with. They are difficult to pack because most hanging strops are 30+ inches long and you risk ruining the leather if you fold them up and stuff them between clothes.Our paddle strops razor case is smaller than a shoe and it offers you a safe place to store your razor.Are wet shavers better than drugstore razors? How?It is commonly argued that straight razors and double edge safety razors are better than drugstore cartridge razors. Everyone’s skin is different and while some get excellent shaves out of common drugstore cartridge razors, many suffer from razor burn, razor bumps, ingrown hairs and many other dermatological issues by using them.To start old school straight razors and safety razors have one blade cutting your whiskers – not two or three or four or five — one. The whole theory of multi-blade cartridge razors is that the first blade pulls the hair above the surface of your skin and then the following blade(s) cut it off shorter and shorter. This provides a “closer shave” but it increases the risk of ingrown hairs and razor bumps.What sets this case apart from the rest?This case is set apart by its design, construction and raw materials. It is build to last and it is constructed of dense exotic wood, solid brass, and fine calfskin leather.Bison Paddle Strop Razor Case, $249 at bisonmade.com. How to Shave With a Straight Razor How to Grow and Maintain Stubble How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain
World Maritime News Staff, September 19, 2014 zoom It’s been three years since the works started on Teekay’s largest project to-date, FPSO Petrojarl Knarr. In early June, construction of the vessel was completed, and in July 2014, the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO sailed away from the shipyard and was on track to the North Sea to commence its charter contract in the fourth quarter of 2014.Peter Evensen , Teekay Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “In late June, we took delivery of the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO from the shipyard in South Korea. Following the expected commencement of its charter contract in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO, our largest FPSO project to-date, will be eligible for dropdown to Teekay Offshore.”The video below shows the sailaway of FPSO Petrojarl Knarr.
Purple Heart recipient Joey Jones – military Spokesperson for the Boot Campaign – recently talked about his involvement with Pushups For Charity, where he was joined by celebrities such as Lou Diamond Phillips, Tony Horton, Randy Couture and more.Joey Jones And Tony HortonTell us more about why you support The Boot Campaign?Boot Campaign doesn’t just raise money or tell heart wrenching stories. This organization does fun and exciting things to support our military and veterans and get all Americans involved. When celebrities don a pair of combats boots for a photoshoot or event they join a movement felt coast to coast.What is the most annoying thing about people that don’t help charities and why?I don’t know that this is annoying; the whole point of giving time or money is to buy into the idea. If there are people who don’t see this as a relevant thing to do, it truly is their loss, as we will keep reaching those that do participate!Joey Jones and Lou Diamond PhillipsAnd how important do you think it is for celebrities to get involved in charity?Through their talents, celebrities have a unique opportunity to reach their audience with a message. Many celebrities have fan bases which are incredibly unique; having those celebrities join our cause means we will reach Americans who have no other connection to our Heroes but will now consider them, and hopefully support them.What plans do you have to make an impact on society this year?Boot Campaign has a full calendar this year with events and campaigns designed to awaken the patriot in every American we reach. Our message is simple, “this country is uniquely free and full of opportunity and we appreciate the men and women who have fought to keep it that way.”Copyright ©2015Look to the Stars
On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will kick off New York Fashion Week with its annual amfAR Gala New York at Cipriani Wall Street and will pay tribute to writer, producer, and director Lee Daniels and W Magazine’s Stefano Tonchi for their longstanding commitment to the fight against AIDS.The amfAR Gala New York, now in its 20th year, will feature dinner, a live auction, honoree tributes, and a special musical performance by pop sensation Halsey.Event Chairs include Scarlett Johansson, Whoopi Goldberg, Chloë Sevigny, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Heidi Klum, Sienna Miller, Iman, Laura Linney, Linda Evangelista, Taraji P. Henson, Zac Posen, Alan Cumming, Carine Roitfeld, Alex Soros, Riccardo Silva, amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, and amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby. Co-Chairs include Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Baldwin, Irina Shayk, Maggio Cipriani, Susanne Hatje, Johnny Lin, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, and Baran Süzer.The amfAR Gala New York is one of New York City’s most successful and high-profile AIDS benefits. Previous honorees include President Bill Clinton, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Kenneth Cole, Diane von Furstenberg, Yves Carcelle, Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Clive Davis, Richard Gere, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Donna Karan, Heidi Klum, Lorne Michaels, Liza Minnelli, Rosie O’Donnell, Natasha Richardson, Carine Roitfeld, Caroline Scheufele, Julian Schnabel, Sharon Stone, Barbara Walters, Robin Williams, Scarlett Johansson, Donatella Versace, and Anna Wintour.The event’s Signature Sponsors are Bloomingdale’s, Delta Air Lines, and MP Management. Mandarin Oriental, New York is the Associate Sponsor. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.The amfAR Gala New York is produced by Andrew Boose/AAB Productions.
Hydrogen Energy International LLC – Commercial Demonstration of Advanced IGCC with Full Carbon Capture – Hydrogen Energy International, a joint venture owned by BP Alternative Energy and Rio Tinto, will design, construct, and operate an integrated gasification combined cycle power plant that will take blends of coal and petroleum coke, combined with non-potable water, and convert them into hydrogen and CO2. The CO2 will be separated from the hydrogen using the methanol-based Rectisol process. The hydrogen gas will be used to fuel a power station, and the CO2 will be transported by pipeline to nearby oil reservoirs where it will be injected for storage and used for enhanced oil recovery. The project will capture more than 2,000,000 Mt/y of CO2. Up to $408 million is available for new technologies to advance carbon capture and storage. US Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu just announced that projects by Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Hydrogen Energy International LLC have been selected for up to $408 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The two projects selected – an existing power plant in North Dakota and a new facility in California – will incorporate advanced technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. “Today’s announcement represents a major step forward in the fight to reduce CO2 emissions from coal-based power plants. These new technologies will not only help fight climate change, they will also create new jobs and position the US as a leader in carbon capture and storage technologies for many years,” said Secretary Chu.The selection of the two projects is part of the third round of the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI). The Department of Energy will provide up to $408 million in federal funds – $100 million to Basin Electric Power Co-operative in Beulah, North Dakota, and $308 million to Hydrogen Energy International LLC in Kern County, California – to support the innovative demonstrations.The CCPI is a cost-shared collaboration between the federal government and private industry to increase investment in low-emission coal technology by demonstrating advanced coal-based, power generation technologies. The goal of CCPI is to accelerate the readiness of advanced coal technologies for commercial deployment, ensuring that the US has clean, reliable, and affordable electricity and power.The selected proposals will employ different technological concepts to achieve a goal of at least 90% CO2 capture efficiency. Descriptions of the selected proposals include:Basin Electric Power Cooperative – Post Combustion CO2 Capture Project – Basin Electric Power will partner with Powerspan and Burns & McDonnell to demonstrate the removal of CO2 from the flue gas of a lignite-based boiler by adding CO2 capture and sequestration (CCS) to Basin Electric’s existing Antelope Valley Station, located near Beulah. Powerspan’s ECO2® ammonia-based technology will be used to capture CO2 on a 120-MW electric-equivalent gas stream from the 450 MW Antelope Valley Station Unit 1. The net result will be 90% removal of CO2 from the treated flue gas, yielding 2,720 t/d (907,000 t/y) of pipeline-quality CO2. The ammonia based SO2 scrubbing system will also produce a liquid stream of ammonium sulfate that will be processed into a fertilizer by-product.
HGH Infrared Systems Inc and STARA Technologies recently co-exhibited at the Elko Mining Expo in Nevada where HGH’s Infrared Systems Spynel system was featured. HGH says that the system provides “automated intrusion detection and tracking over 360 degrees at detection distances up to 6 km for a human. Its fast frame rate and unique panoramic capabilities ensure powerful Wide Area Surveillance (WAS) through visual real-time night and day simultaneous visualisation of an unlimited number targets over 360 degrees.”Attendees were shown a live demonstration during the whole duration of the show. The Spynel system, was also successfully demonstrated last year to secure the perimeter of one of the largest gold mining sites in Africa. The company referred to the security benefits of the equipment: “With recent raids on mines, and just this week the rebel raids on the Philex Gold Philippines mining site which resulted in five deaths, mining operations’ security comes back at the forefront of executives’ priorities. Protecting profitable materials, labour workers, and expensive machinery can be challenging over very large sites and harsh environments: being alerted of a threat as soon as possible becomes paramount in order to allow for prompt interception by security personnel. HGH’s Spynel can alert security staff if a person has entered the perimeter at up to 6 km away, and a vehicle at up to 12 km away.”
Young Norwegian star, right back, Christoffer Rambo (23) will continue his career in French team, Dunkerque. Last season EHF Cup Finalist got Norwegian left handed player after long negotation process with his former team, BM Valladolid. Rambo spent last season in Norwegian Elverum. Before that, he gained a EHF CL’s experience with the Spanish team. ← Previous Story Valero Rivera has 14 players for London – Rivera Junior is the first substitute… Next Story → Jelena Eric and Emilia Turey in Astrahanocka! BM ValladolidChristoffer RamboFrench handball leagueUS Dunkerque