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Croatia’s World Cupper and former manager Igor Stimac is set to become Indian football team’s head coach after the AIFF Technical Committee Friday recommended his name for the top job.The 51-year-old Stimac, a member of the Croatian team that finished third in the 1998 World Cup, has got the nod from the Technical Committee which interviewed four shortlisted candidates on Friday.”We have recommended Igor Stimac’s name to the All India Football Federation Executive Committee after interviewing all the four candidates. We found him as the best suited to become India coach,” Technical Committee Chairman Shyam Thapa told PTI.The AIFF is likely to officially announce Stimac’s appointment as India coach on Saturday.Stimac was the only candidate who turned up in person for the interview while the other three — South Korean Lee Min-sung, Spaniard Alberto Roca and Hakan Ericson of Sweden — were interviewed via Skype.The newly-appointed Technical Director Doru Isac was also present during the interview of the candidates.Also Read | AIFF signs coaching convention with the Asian Football Confederation
Manchester United ‘Man Utd will be competing for Champions League title’ – Keane shrugs off Basel setback Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 16:53 11/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Manchester United UEFA Champions League Basel v Manchester United Basel The Red Devils suffered a 1-0 defeat on Swiss soil in their latest European outing but their former midfielder sees them challenging for the top prize Manchester United will be among those “competing to win” the Champions League crown despite losing to Basel, says Roy Keane.The Red Devils are back among the European elite this season courtesy of their Europa League triumph in 2016-17.Man U 14/1 for CL glory Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player They have progressed positively through the group stage, but saw a 1-0 defeat on Swiss soil in their latest outing prevent them from booking a place in the last-16.Jose Mourinho’s side still have one game left – a home date with CSKA Moscow – in which to get over that particular line and Keane believes they will kick on through the tournament once it reaches the knockout stage to challenge for the grandest of prizes.The former United midfielder told ITV when reflecting on a disappointing reversal against Basel: “The big plus for United is that their form has been that good in the Champions League that they gave themselves room to slip up.“When United have their strongest team out, they will compete with a lot of the teams in Europe.”There are five or six players that played [against Basel] that won’t be in their strongest team.”Mourinho is looking at the bigger picture – forget about tonight and move on.”They’ll be competing to win this title without a doubt.”United’s defeat to Basel was just their third in all competitions this season, and their first in the Champions League.Mourinho’s side remain in Premier League title contention, are expected to progress in Europe and have also reached the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup as they seek to successfully defend that particular piece of silverware.They do, however, have a testing period approaching, with their continental clash with CSKA on December 5 set to be sandwiched by domestic outings against Arsenal and Manchester City.
Nova Scotia’s Tobeatic Wilderness Area is now further protected by a comprehensive new management plan. The plan protects the area’s natural, cultural, and recreational features for future generations to use, enjoy and study. It lays the groundwork for improved partnerships and stewardship to help protect the outstanding qualities of Tobeatic Wilderness Area. Tobeatic Wilderness Area is more than 100,000 hectares of land located just west of Kejimkujik National Park in the province’s southwestern interior. It includes old-growth forests, unique glacial landforms, and undisturbed wetlands. It is home to several species of wildlife, including the endangered Nova Scotia mainland moose and rare coastal plain flora. It is also a significant place to the Mi’kmaw people whose ancestors travelled in the region thousands of years ago. “We are pleased that the preservation of this remarkable example of Nova Scotia’s natural heritage will be well-guided by this plan, today and into the future,” Mark Parent, Minister of Environment and Labour, said today, Oct. 26. The plan was developed with the co-operation of the Tobeatic Advisory Group and many Nova Scotians who shared their comments during two public consultations. More than 200 people attended six regional workshops. More than 250 written submissions were received. The 26-member Tobeatic Advisory Group represented municipalities, industry, government, hunting and angling groups, and First Nations. “I would like to thank the Tobeatic Advisory Group and the many Nova Scotians who shared comments that were useful in shaping the Tobeatic management plan,” said Mr. Parent. Tobeatic Wilderness Area is to be managed as a unique place for wilderness recreation, research and study, and protection of nature. To ensure that protection, vehicle access in the area will be further limited. Vehicle use may be considered only for private land holders, eligible researchers, and lease holders in the retirement program. Campsite lease holders in the area will have two options available to them. They may participate in the current campsite lease retirement program. The program provides compensation and an opportunity to set up another lease on Crown land elsewhere. Or they may choose to continue to use their existing structures under a new wilderness camp licence that will be valid for the lifetime of the licence holder. Licence holders will be required to act as stewards of Tobeatic Wilderness Area. Access to their wilderness camps by vehicle will not be permitted. A new guide for planning wilderness travel in Tobeatic Wilderness Area is now available. It includes written information, photos, and a map. For more information about the guide and the Tobeatic management plan see the website at www.gov.ns.ca/enla .
The province is making it easier for Nova Scotians in other countries and newcomers to the province to use their driver’s licence. “We are making the reciprocity agreement process for licensed drivers from other jurisdictions and Nova Scotia more efficient,” said John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “That includes Nova Scotians travelling abroad, new residents and immigrants and visitors who come to our province to work or study.” Government will now be able to establish agreements more quickly and efficiently. The province honours all classes of driver’s licences issued by Canadian provinces and jurisdictions in the United States. Reciprocal agreements are also in place with Germany, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Austria and the Isle of Man. The new process makes Nova Scotia consistent with many other Canadian provinces. Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations reviews driver’s licensing practices and standards in each jurisdiction to ensure they are compatible with those Nova Scotia’s.
New Delhi: The season-opening Duleep Trophy, which has been India’s only day-night first-class tournament with pink ball for the last three seasons, is set to go back to the day format with red ball due to lack of TV coverage. The blue-riband tournament, which will feature India’s top domestic stars, will be played from August 17 to September 9 at Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium. India’s next superstar in making Shubman Gill, India A regular Priyank Panchal and Vidarbha Ranji champion skipper Faiz Fazal will lead Blue, Red and Green teams respectively. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHowever, the BCCI’s GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim confirmed that save the final from September 5-9, which will be telecast live on Star Sports, all the other matches will be traditional red-ball games like the old times. “We have floodlights at the Chinnaswamy but we are not playing with pink ball under lights as there is no live coverage. Only the final match will be a day/night affair as that’s the only match to be aired live” Karim said on Tuesday. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterAsked if this will be a roadblock in moving towards pink ball Tests in future, Karim disagreed. “I don’t think so. If everyone associated with Indian cricket is on the same page, may be we can think of having India A first class games with pink balls. I am not saying anything is confirmed but you never know if everyone comes on same page,” Karim said. However, a senior BCCI official said the decision to scrap pink balls save the final has been done keeping bigger picture in mind. “The Indian team is not playing any pink ball cricket in near future. All our Test engagements are a part of World Test Championship. And we are not playing any Day/Night games in World Test Championship,” the senior official, who is privy to Indian team management’s selection policies, said on condition of anonymity. “So what’s the logic of our supply line of players playing a tournament with pink ball when they are in any case going to play red ball cricket if selected for India,” he said. On the three Duleep squads formed, most of the current India A players along with performers from Vidarbha and other Ranji teams have got a chance. The likes of Abhimanyu Easwaran, Anmolpreet Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Gopal, Jayant Yadav, Axar Patel, all of whom have played at least one format for India A in the West Indies A tour, are there. India discards like Karun Nair and Varun Aaron are also in the mix just like last season’s highest run-scorer Milind Kumar of Sikkim or talented left-arm seamer from Rajasthan Tanveer ul Haq.
Chandigarh: Bhagwant Mann, the Aam Aadmi Party Punjab unit chief, said, here on Saturday, Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has put his stamp on the allegations of Sukhbir Badal-Amarinder Singh bonhomie that the AAP has been levelling since the Congress government came to power in the state. Mann, the AAP candidate for the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat, quoted Sidhu as saying both were in league to protect each other’s personal and political interests. In a statement, Mann said even though the people of Punjab were privy to the ‘friendly’ match between both the families the views expressed by none other than a senior Cabinet Minister in the Amarinder Singh government was significant and endorsed the AAP’s allegations. Had there been no friendly feelings between the two prominent political families, umpteen cases of corruption against the Badals would not have been shelved nor would Amarinder Singh have received a clean chit in the multi-crore scams, the AAP leader said.
Prof. Joe Norris works with students recently. The dramatic arts professor recently created a new research methodology called duoethnography.Here’s a homegrown Trivial Pursuit question: Who’s the first person to co-invent not only a brand-new English word, but a word that has the u-o-e vowel sequence?Answer: Joe Norris, dramatic arts professor and co-inventor with Richard Sawyer of Washington State University in Vancouver, of a new research methodology called “Duoethnography.”Anthropologists and other researchers have long relied on using standardized tools, such as questionnaires, surveys, interviews and observations, to gather information from people. The information, in turn, becomes baseline data for research. Traditional information gathering methods are largely based on a one-on-one, researcher-and-subject relationship.Duoethnography involves two people, usually researchers, conversing with one another in script form on the same subject from very different viewpoints. As they gain insights and knowledge through the course of the conversation, the two people begin to change their perspectives.These changes in viewpoints become the research data. The research is dialogic with a transformational result.Norris and Sawyer first came up with the methodology as the two researchers were discussing sexual orientation at a conference. Norris shared his experience of being a straight man who was “taught homophobia in Grade 5.” Sawyer similarly discussed his experiences growing up gay.This original article laid the foundation for two new books, Duoethnography: Dialogic methods for social, health, and educational research, and Understanding Qualitative Research: Duoethnography.“I begin to question my story by listening to Rick’s,” Norris recalls. “Rick begins to question his story by listening to mine. As a result, as you read the research, you don’t see us telling, like in a traditional way, here’s the data. The data changes as the data is being collected.”The two researchers developed their experience into the duoethnography methodology.Norris is also credited with transforming “playbuilding” – the use of theatre to deepen understanding of the social world – into a research methodology with colleagues and graduate students now employing it.??Here, the research “data” includes the audience members’ ideas about, involvement in and reactions to what they see on the stage or video. The audience addresses the problems they see being acted out, teaching themselves about the topic through the process.His book on the topic received the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from The Qualitative Research Special Interest Group of The American Educational Research Association. Norris says theatre can also teach actors about some core concepts that are tricky to explain in words. He gives the example of an improvisational play devised for a human sexuality conference more than a decade ago, where the participants were trying to understand the concept of “innocence.”Norris instructed the cast to go up on stage and act as if they were four-year-old children. They hopped, skipped, jumped, and one young woman twirled around, making her long skirt billow.“I saw a particular thing happening, and then I froze the improvisation,” recalls Norris. “I said, ‘I think we have it!’ I asked the actor, ‘What did you want to do?’ he kept saying, ‘Nothing.’”Norris probed the participant, who finally admitted that, as a four-year-old boy, he would have wanted to crawl under the four-year-old girl’s skirt.“I said, ‘That’s it! There is innocence!” says Norris. “As a four-year-old, you would have gone underneath the skirt and it would have been no sin whatsoever. As an adult, you censored yourself. There, within the improv, we found innocence.”Norris continues to explore dialogic research methodologies that are conducted ‘with’ the Other.
It didn’t take long for Deshaun Thomas to point out the reason behind the Ohio State men’s basketball team’s 71-45 victory against Minnesota. The junior forward, known for his prowess on offense, credited the Buckeyes’ tenacious effort on the defensive end of the court. “We played great defense,” Thomas said after Wednesday night’s game. “That’s what Ohio State basketball is all about.” “Great” might be a fair way to describe the Buckeyes’ defensive performance against the Gophers. In all, OSU held Minnesota to 29 percent shooting, as the Gophers limped to their second-lowest scoring output of the season. The Buckeyes’ energized defense looked completely different from the lethargic one that was annihilated by Wisconsin the game before. In OSU’s 71-49 loss to the Badgers on Feb. 17, the Buckeyes were picked apart on the defensive end, looking unprepared and even disinterested at times. “I think against Wisconsin we were just out there, we weren’t doing our job,” said sophomore guard Shannon Scott. “This game we came out with a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and we were able to feed off that.” The phrase “defense wins championships” is an age-old idiom. Whether OSU is a championship-caliber squad has yet to be determined. But one thing seems to have become clear in recent weeks, and it was confirmed against Minnesota: giving a great effort on defense helps OSU stop opponents, but such an effort also affects the Buckeyes’ ability to score. Part of OSU’s need for strong defensive efforts can be attributed to its deficiencies on offense. Though the Buckeyes have Thomas, the Big Ten’s leading scorer averaging 20.1 points per game, no other player averages double figures. So when the Buckeyes are forced to execute their offense in the half court – where defenses are able to key in on Thomas – OSU sometimes produces fairly ugly results. “They are talented, but they don’t shoot the ball well,” said former Buckeye Jerry Lucas, who was honored as one of the top 75 players in NCAA Tournament history on Wednesday. “That seems to be the thing that lacks the most in this team, they just aren’t consistent shooters.” The Buckeyes might not have the most proficient shooters, but players like Scott and sophomore forward Sam Thompson appear to thrive in fast-paced games when they can race up and down the court. Fast break opportunities seldom happen when a team is taking the ball out of the net after their opponent scores. But when a defense can get stops and steals, then they will likely also receive a chance to run. OSU did just that against Minnesota, forcing 21 turnovers and scoring 20 points in transition. “I think when our defense is really rolling, it helps our offense get going,” said Scott, whose three steals proved to be a catalyst in OSU’s ability to turn defense into offense against the Gophers. “We knew we wanted to pressure them the whole game, but we didn’t want our defense to speak for itself,” he said. “If they turned the ball over, we were going to execute off of that.” The Buckeyes will now turn their attention to a bout with No. 4 Michigan State on Sunday at 4 p.m. The Spartans (22-5, 11-3 Big Ten) beat OSU by three points earlier in the year and are a game behind Indiana for the top spot in the Big Ten standings. No. 18 OSU (19-7, 9-5 Big Ten) is in fifth place, trailing Indiana by three games. The top four teams in the conference receive a bye in the Big Ten tournament, which tips off on March 14. Despite the gravity of the upcoming game against Michigan State, Scott said the team will treat it like any other. If the Buckeyes are to pull off the upset, they will likely need to treat the Spartans with the defensive effort seen against Minnesota.
Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) takes the ball down the court in the second half of the game against Rutgers on Feb. 20. Ohio State won 79-52. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team has surprised everyone in the 2017-18 season. Before the year began, finishing 13th in the Big Ten seemed to closer to the expectation than anything.Entering the Big Ten tournament, the Buckeyes are 13th — in the nation. They begin the conference tournament Thursday as the No. 2 seed.They would have gone in as the top seed had it not been for Penn State, the No. 7 seed in the tournament. The Nittany Lions delivered the Buckeyes both two of Ohio State’s three Big Ten losses during the regular season. “I don’t have to review our struggles with Penn State,” Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said Wednesday. Should Ohio State find a way past Penn State, it will be facing off against No. 8 Purdue, the third seed in the tournament. Beyond that, in the championship round of the tournament, it could face No. 2 Michigan State, the regular-season conference champion and top seed in the tournament.There is not necessarily a ton of pressure on the Buckeyes to win the tournament. Sitting at 24-7 overall and 15-3 in conference play, they have essentially locked up an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament and don’t need the automatic bid that comes with winning the Big Ten tournament. Penn State, however, is not necessarily in the same position. Though it appears likely the Nittany Lions will land an at-large bid, the 20-13 regular-season record and 9-9 conference record in a down year for the Big Ten could use additional wins to punch their ticket into March Madness.Though Holtmann believes Penn State is a tournament team already, he said he knows teams that viewed as bubble teams could have added motivation to excel in the conference tourney given the necessity to come away with the win to keep national championship hopes alive.Last season, he led his No. 2-seeded Butler team against No. 7-seeded Xavier and remembered the added motivation from the Musketeers.“[Xavier] needed another quality win to get in [the NCAA Tournament] most people thought,” Holtmann said. “So there was certainly a level of urgency I think on both of our ends, but you could see it with them for sure because I think they were right on that bubble.”Adding to the challenge of playing Penn State is that the Nittany Lions are fresh off a win Thursday against Northwestern, while the Buckeyes have not played in a game since Feb. 23. The Buckeyes have had more time to rest, but they have not known who to prepare for and Holtmann said the team balanced its practice for both teams.Holtmann said that while his team might be more well-rested, Penn State will come in more game-ready. “I do think there’s a little bit of an advantage when you can play, have a win under your belt there,” Holtmann said. “So we’ll need to be ready from the jump because that team will have won a game and got a little bit of momentum the night before, so I think you’ve got to be ready for that.”If the Buckeyes are able to beat the Nittany Lions for the first time all season, the path remains challenging. Presumably, they will face Purdue and then Michigan State. The Buckeyes beat both teams in the only two matchups between the teams believed to be the conference’s best, but the Buckeyes would enter neither as the favorite to win. Purdue had just started the roughest part of its season when it lost to the Buckeyes, losing three straight to Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin. The Boilermakers finished the season with three straight wins and only need to beat Rutgers, the lowest seed in the tournament, to advance to the semi-finals in a matchup against the winner of Ohio State vs. Purdue. Michigan State stumbled against Ohio State but rebounded by winning its final 14 games of the season. The Spartans would need to beat ninth-seeded Wisconsin and the winner of the matchup between No. 5 Michigan and No. 4 Nebraska. The team understandably has said it will not look any further than its first game. Especially now that the opponent is Penn State, the Buckeyes need to be completely ready to face a team that dominated them in the last outing. At the beginning of the year, Ohio State would have been expected to enter the Big Ten tournament, at the very best, in that position. A bubble team that needed some wins to get into the NCAA Tournament. It will not be in that position, and it will not even be an underdog for at least its first matchup against Penn State.Holtmann said he needs his team to enter the tournament with a balance of both an underdog and confident mentality, knowing that it could face a mixture of teams that Ohio State might be favored against and others where the opponents will be favored.“I talked to people all the time that question if this group is going to be a quick out in both tournaments because of our lack of this or our lack of that,” Holtmann said. “Hopefully our guys will play with the necessary chip that’s required and if not, it’s going to show in our play.”
A paper at the SME Annual Meeting at the beginning of the month considers the feasibility study for the Grasberg block cave mine (IM, March 2010), finalised in May 2008, that indicated a production capacity of 160,000 t/d. A rail haulage system was an integral part of the mine design. This paper describes the simulation process used in optimising the design and discusses the key factors and variables that impact the capacity of the system. The final recommendations for the haulage level layout and associated equipment are also included.The optimisation process was to be performed using a simulation approach. A model of the ore handling system was developed using Arena simulation software.The authors – D. Marsh of the University of Arizona, C. Peppin of Stantec Mining and I. Ross, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold – conclude: “The simulation approach is an appropriate tool to model the complex ore handling system planned for the GBC. The Arena software was flexible enough to allow all the relevant variables to be tested to find the optimal combination.“The number of runs used in this process was 815. This number of scenarios might appear to be excessive. However, when the life of the mine and the ore to be handled is considered (almost 20 years and 1 billion tonnes), this is a relatively small investment in time for such a significant undertaking.“The optimisation process has allowed management to make the decision on the appropriate elevation for the rail haulage.”
WipWare continually embraces innovation and leading-edge technology, during the last year investigating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for blast fragmentation studies, using 3-D printed prototyping in its research and development projects, and partnering with initiatives such as Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (IION) and the Innovation Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP). Its innovation has been recognized with two recent awards.Earlier this year WipWare’s entrepreneurial achievement was recognized by PROFIT 500, ranking in the top third of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies as rated by revenue growth over five years.Most recently the company received the Innovation Award during the Bell Evening of Excellence Awards ceremony as part of the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce 2013 Small Business Week activities. “It’s gratifying that the team we’ve assembled receives this recognition,” said WipWare President Tom Palangio. “We encourage our people to think outside the box and that, in part, leads to the ongoing success that WipWare has experienced.”WipWare is an industrial automation firm producing fragmentation analysis software and automated photoanalysis hardware systems primarily servicing mining.
…attempted to employ the journal which was recognised throughout the world as the mouthpiece of Irish rights in the monstrous task of applauding negro slavery and denouncing the emancipation of the Jews. I would not permit him to make me responsible for these opinions at that time, nor would I permit any man in the world to do so to-day.Duffy suggests that Mitchel “learned these opinions” from that other famous racist and proslavery advocate, Thomas Carlyle. It’s hard to argue with Duffy’s observation that Mitchel’s hateful beliefs were “strangely unsuitable equipment for a spokesman of Irish liberty.”In 1853 Mitchel escaped from the penal colony of Tasmania and settled in New York. He was warmly greeted and highly regarded by his hosts, But he was soon unwelcome for there many reasons, not least his outspoken pro-slavery views. In 1857 he set up a Southern Citizen newspaper in Tennessee with his friend William Graham Swan. It’s prospectus held that the…Institution of Negro Slavery is a sound, just, wholesome Institution; and therefore, that the question of re-opening the African Slave Trade is a question of expediency alone…Desire to re-open the slave tradeMitchel supported the re-opening of the African Slave Trade. The voyage across the Atlantic during the heyday of this “trade in human flesh” had led to the deaths of more than 1 million Africans alone. This aspect of the Atlantic slave trade (treated in isolation) fulfils Article II of the Convention on Genocide. But this was a non-issue for Mitchel. For him this was “a good, a positive good”. He felt that price of slaves in the South was too high and to have a more egalitarian society the price must come down so that even the poorest white could own a slave. Thus re-opening of the slave trade was for Mitchel key to increasing the supply of labour in the South. This was Mitchel’s republicanism.Ironically other influential racists in the South were, for various racist reasons, against this idea. Some did not want the price of their “stock” reducing, while others did want any more Africans in their country.The depth of Mitchel’s belief in slavery and white supremacy is sharply illustrated in a letter he sent in 1857 to his good friend, Fr. John Kenyon. Kenyon was known in abolitionist circles as “the slave tolerating priest of Templederry”, but he took issue with Mitchel’s enthusiastic support for slavery and declared that it was “monstrous” to promote the system for its own sake. Mitchel’s reply lays bare his moral collapse.He told Kenyon that he wanted to make the people of the US “proud and fond of [slavery] as a national institution, and advocate its extension by re-opening the trade in Negroes.” He claimed that slavery was inherently moral, it was “good in itself” and that yes he ”promotes it for its own sake.”Then comes the coup de grace. After brief discussion of how slavery was viewed by the Catholic Church he writes that this was in any case a moot point. He believed that the religious debate with regards to the immorality of the“enslavement of men” did not apply to “negro slaves”. Why is this? According to Mitchel,“To enslave them is impossible or to set them free either. They are born and bred slaves.”Mitchel felt sorry for the “poor negroes” of the NorthWhen the American Civil War started Mitchel moved to Richmond, Virginia. He never sympathised with the enslaved black population of the South but yet felt sorry for the “poor negroes” of the North who he claimed were tricked into fighting against their best interests.These were the same “poor negroes” of the Union army who helped win the war and free over three million slaves. As the war progressed, two of his sons died fighting to defend the Confederacy/Slavery and a third lost an arm.As the Confederate side became desperate, it was suggested by some of their Generals to use slaves as soldiers to bolster their ranks. It was proposed that the slaves who fought would be freed afterwards. An incredulous Mitchel condemned this idea as perverted for……if freedom be a reward for negroes – that is, if freedom be a good thing for negroes – why, then it is, and always was, a grievous wrong and crime to hold them in slavery at all. If it be true that the state of slavery keeps these people depressed below the condition to which they could develop their nature, their intelligence, and their capacity for enjoyment, and what we call “progress” then every hour of their bondage for generations is a black stain upon the white race.Since Mitchel consistently believed that Africans were born and bred slaves he opposed this measure, but it is fascinating to see him elucidate the moral consequences if he was proved to be wrong.How then was Mitchel rehabilitated by prominent Irish nationalists at the turn of the century as a totem for Irish independence and liberty? You need look no further than the founder of Sinn Fein, Arthur Griffith. In a preface to a 1918 edition of Mitchel’s influential Jail Journal Griffith compares Mitchel to Swift, calls him a “fearless speaker of the truth” who demolished the “moral basis” of abolitionism.Griffith, by quoting Scripture, agrees with Mitchel that slavery was a non-issue, an invention of a crime. He recalls how Mitchel asked the abolitionists “Are you better Christians than Him who founded Christianity, better lovers of liberty than the Greeks who invented it, better republicans than Washington and Jefferson?” Griffith is satisfied that this comprehensively wins the argument, and then follows this quotation with a revealing opinion that shows his own racist reasoning and nationalistic myopia.Even his views on negro-slavery have been deprecatingly excused, as if excuse were needed for an Irish Nationalist declining to hold the negro his peer in right. When the Irish Nation needs explanation or apology for John Mitchel the Irish Nation will need its shroud.But I would prefer to leave to final word to Frederick Douglass, a former slave and once an admirer of Mitchel, who ultimately branded him a “traitor to humanity”.Liam Hogan is a librarian and historian. He is a graduate of the University of Limerick and Aberystwyth University and is currently working on his first book, a study of the historical relationship between Limerick and slavery. You can follow him on Twitter @Limerick1914Read: 1,000-year-old looted Celtic treasure discovered in British Museum storeroomAnalysis: How an RTÉ satire (possibly) helped bring down a government RICHARD WEBB CO-FOUNDED the Hibernian Anti-Slavery Society in Dublin in 1837. He was arguably the most active, influential and well connected anti-slavery campaigner in Ireland in the 19th century. In 1847 he viewed John Mitchel as a hero, one who “loved Ireland and sacrificed everything for Ireland.”It was around this time that Webb hung a portrait of John Mitchel on the wall of his son’s bedroom, but when Alfred Webb (Richard’s son) returned from Australia in 1855 he was surprised to find that the portrait had been removed from the wall and discarded. Why did Richard Webb change his mind so completely about Mitchel?As early as 1848 John Mitchel was making it clear that he believed that slavery was a legitimate institution. The basis for this view was quite simple. Mitchel was a proud racist, one who believed in the supremacy of the “white race”. He believed” negroes” were an inherently inferior “race”. Such views were not common among his Young Ireland colleagues. Charles Gavan Duffy found Mitchel’s pro-slavery beliefs to be repellent. Duffy recounts how he refused to publish some of Mitchel’s writings in the Nation newspaper as he had:
Why we need to reconsider how we view Gay Pride Festivals LGBT does not stand for Linkedin, Google, Buzzfeed, Twitter. Share328 Tweet Email1 Friday 23 Jun 2017, 6:04 PM Written by Kelly Earley and posted on DailyEdge.ie 21,519 Views By DailyEdge.ie Add us: dailyedge Jun 23rd 2017, 6:04 PM 145 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3461021 This article was originally published on DailyEdge.ie on 20 June but is being republished following the author’s appearance on the RTÉ Radio One show Drivetime.Pride events take place this weekend across Ireland. Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesIN THE UNITED States, Gay Pride marches were triggered by the Stonewall Riots in 1969, which were a huge turning point for LGBTQ history.After ongoing harassment by police, a group of LGBTQ people (who were predominantly transgender women of colour) took a stand at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village.Word spread throughout New York and the rioting patrons were soon joined in protest by over a thousand LGBTQ people. Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesOver the next two years, gay rights groups assembled and began to hold marches across America.It wasn’t until over a decade later that in Ireland, on the morning of September 10th, 1982, the body of 31-year-old Declan Flynn was found in Fairview Park.Declan was a gay man who had been beaten to death by a group of teenagers who had admitted to previously attacking at least twenty other gay men in the park in the six weeks prior. Source: Irish Queer ArchivesThe young men who murdered Declan Flynn believed that they had been vigilantes and that there was justification for the regular “queer bashing” sessions that they partook in for entertainment purposes in the park.The Irish courts did not see the young men at fault.The judge who dealt with the case said (at 31:00) that there was “no element of correction required” in the young men’s behaviour. They were handed suspended sentences and allowed to walk free. The very same year, someone received a one-year sentence for stealing a purse containing £20.36.At the time, David Norris described this as giving people “a license to kill” members of the LGBTQ community.The following year, Ireland’s first Gay Pride march was held in protest of the levels of violence against gay men and women in Ireland. 400 people marched from Liberty Hall to Fairview Park.Today, Pride has drifted away from its meaningful political beginnings.Gay Pride marches are now massively sponsored events with a huge corporate presence. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesSo much so that there was outrage last month when it emerged that there was no space left in London Pride for a Bisexual bloc. That’s right. No bisexuals at Pride. A day later it was rectified, but not until after London Pride had placed the blame on bisexual groups for not being organised enough.Surely bisexual groups (50 of which were on the waiting list) should have space held for them and be prioritised over groups like ‘LGBTQ Supernatural Fans’. (Does anyone even watch Supernatural anymore?)This is where the problems with today’s Gay Pride become particularly evident. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesThe presence of companies like Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Smirnoff and a serious handful of banks is overwhelming.Pride events are seen simply as advertisement campaigns for these companies. Perhaps this wouldn’t be such an issue if they were doing anything at all in order to help LGBTQ people. In New York, sponsored events are charging up to $50 for admission. That’s simply just not what Pride is about.A lot of people believe that companies openly associating themselves with the LGBTQ community are brave and radical. In this Burger King advertisement, young girls are moved to tears after Burger King presents them with a ‘Proud Whopper’. Source: Pink NewsWhat’s a ‘Proud Whopper’, you ask? It’s a normal Whopper, in a rainbow wrapper. It’s supposed to be a heartwarming way of saying that we’re all the same on the inside. People are literally crying over a hamburger because they find its wrapper inspiring.What would be more empowering and inspiring would be for Burger King to have gender neutral bathrooms, donate money to homeless charities (homelessness disproportionately affects young LGBTQ people in America) or maybe campaign against the immense violence that transgender people face.Wrapping a Whopper in some rainbow paper and selling it to gay people is neither radical nor beneficial to anyone (except Burger King’s revenue). Source: Niall CarsonIn Iceland, sponsors are not allowed to display logos at the country’s Pride march.A third of the country’s population of 300,000 attend Reykjavik Pride annually. Advertisements are only displayed on the event’s website and in magazines to prevent commercialisation of Pride.The event’s treasurer, Gunnlaugur Bragi Bjornsson said the goal is:“to keep the focus on the cause, what we have achieved and what is yet to be won. [They do not want to] lose sight of their main goals; we believe it’s likely that corporate floats would outshine our important message”.That’s one way of keeping space for bisexual people.LGBTQ people in Ireland may have won same-sex marriage, but it’s only the beginning of solving the issues that our community faces. Source: Brian LawlessLast month, days before the anniversary of the marriage referendum, The George was vandalised with homophobic graffiti. To straight people, this might seem like a bit of chalk and not a huge deal.To LGBTQ people, it’s a reminder that there will always be people trying to undermine and attack spaces that are welcoming and safe. People still beat up LGBTQ people in Ireland regularly. I have little doubt that it doesn’t go on in every school in the country to some degree. A memorial for the victims of the Orlando shooting. Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesLast year in Orlando, Florida we saw 49 people get murdered for being LGBTQ. Pride needs to be more about standing up against violence to the LGBTQ community and less about LinkedIn handing out business cards to teenagers in the parade.The presence of TERFs (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists) and SWERFs (Sex Worker Exclusionary Radical Feminists) is a huge issue for LGBTQ people and something that needs to be addressed.You can’t be a feminist if you do not support the rights of all women. This includes sex workers and trans women. Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesYet, there are plenty of lesbians and gay men who are openly transphobic and not supportive of sex workers’ rights. This is an issue that Pride should focus on before worrying about giving space to DropBox to hand out discount codes.Gay Pride in Dublin should be in solidarity with Gay Pride in all of the countries where homosexuality is still illegal. It should be in solidarity with all of the countries where people put their lives on the line simply to march through a city openly identifying as LGBT. Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesPride should raise awareness about HIV/AIDs (and how nearly 500 people a year are diagnosed with HIV in Ireland), and how to prevent the contraction of the disease with drugs like PrEP. Source: Niall CarsonGay Pride in Dublin should focus more on helping working class LGBTQ people who are still suffering because of austerity in Ireland.We have a gay Taoiseach, we have a Pride festival full of corporate sponsors, but this country cares very little about LGBTQ people who are not good for the economy.It’s time to change that.Working Class Queeroes are a group that have set up a bloc at this year’s Pride in Dublin. They aim to mobilise a radical presence and re-politicise an otherwise commercial and politically sanitised event.In other words, they want to strip Pride back to its roots. They are meeting at 1:15pm this Saturday for the parade for anyone who is sick of Pride being about Microsoft instead of real people.DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add! Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Première mondiale : greffe d’une bronche artificielle à BobignyUn patient de 78 ans atteint d’un cancer du poumon s’est vu greffé, avec succès, une bronche artificielle. Cette première mondiale est le fruit du travail de l’équipe du Pr Emmanuel Martinod, de l’hôpital Avicenne de Bobigny (AP-HP).C’est un formidable espoir pour les personnes touchées par le cancer du poumon. Réalisée en octobre 2009, cette innovation chirurgicale “a permis non seulement d’ôter la lésion cancéreuse avec des marges de sécurité plus importantes, mais aussi d’éviter l’ablation complète prévue du poumon, intervention comportant un très haut risque de mortalité postopératoire”, a indiqué l’hôpital Avicenne de Bobigny (AP-HP) dans un communiqué, relayé par l’AFP.Si le patient est surveillé régulièrement depuis sa greffe de bronche artificielle, il va très bien, selon le Pr Emmanuel Martinod. Le spécialiste avait souhaité avoir du recul sur l’état de cet homme de 78 ans avant de communiquer sur cette première mondiale.Actuellement, la chirurgie serait le meilleur traitement des formes précoces non-métastasiques du cancer broncho-pulmonaire. Ce dernier est le plus meurtrier des cancers.La bronche artificielle qui a été greffée est constituée d’un tissu biologique (de l’aorte) renforcé par une structure métallique interne (stent). L’équipe continue de travailler en laboratoire sur le stent. Son objectif ? Pouvoir l’enlever un jour.Une étude sur 20 à 30 patients doit démarrer ce mois-ci. Elle servira à confirmer ce premier résultat. Le 3 mars 2011 à 09:17 • Emmanuel Perrin
La Terre possèderait constamment au moins deux lunesUne équipe d’astronomes suggère que la Terre serait constamment accompagnée d’au moins deux lunes : celle que nous connaissons et des astéroïdes qui gravitent autour de la planète de façon cyclique.En 2006, des astronomes ont découvert qu’un mystérieux objet blanc orbitait autour de la Terre. Dans un premier temps, ils ont pensé qu’il s’agissait d’un reste d’engin spatial mais ils ont conclu ensuite qu’ils étaient plutôt en présence d’un petit astéroïde qui avait été piégé dans le champ gravitationnel de la Terre. Or, selon une nouvelle étude qui vient d’être publiée par des astrophysiciens, ce type de phénomène ne serait pas du tout anormal. Il est même si fréquent que notre planète possèderait constamment tout du moins temporairement, une seconde lune, de quelques mètres de diamètre seulement dans certains cas.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESASelon Mikael Granvik, Jérémie Vaubaillon et Robert Jedicke de l’université de Cornell, ces satellites “irréguliers mais naturels” sont en fait capturés temporairement par la Terre puis relâchés. Mais malgré leur petite taille, ils ont des implications scientifiques phénoménales, d’après les experts cités par le Daily Mail. En effet, bien que difficiles à détecter et à suivre, les astronomes pourraient économiser des millions en attendant que ces astéroïdes orbitent autour de la Terre.Cela éviterait de lancer de très coûteuses missions à travers tout le système solaire. Même si atterrir sur ce type d’astéroïdes est impossible (ils ne font que quelques mètres), les étudier serait tout du moins facile et permettrait de récolter de précieuses informations.Le 27 décembre 2011 à 13:43 • Maxime Lambert
Une enquête de l’Arcep sur Free Mobile est demandée par certains syndicatsUne enquête a été demandée à à l’Arcep par les syndicats Unsa et CFE-CGC. Elle permettra de déterminer si Free Mobile tient bien ses engagements au sujet de la couverture de la population. Depuis que l’offre agressive de Free Mobile a été dévoilée, les syndicats et les opérateurs concurrents s’activent. Les syndicats Unsa et CFE-CGC ont demandé l’ouverture d’une enquête à l’Arcep. Elle visera à déterminer si Free Mobile respecte bien ses engagements, en particulier en ce qui concerne la couverture de la population. Free Mobile doit effectivement couvrir 27% de la population française pour honorer le contrat d’itinérance conclu avec Orange.Les syndicats Unsa et CFE-CGC ont donc demandé à l’Arcep de scruter un éventuel “manquement permanent [de Free Mobile] à ses obligation de couverture de la population métropolitaine”. Selon une rumeur reprise sur le site Génération Nouvelles Technologies, Free aurait bridé ou mis hors tension ses équipements à son lancement. Orange aurait alors supporté la majeure part du flux des nouveaux inscrits à l’offre Free Mobile et donc trompé l’Acerp…L’Arcep va donc se pencher sur cette question. Mais vu que Orange est resté silencieux sur ce point technique, peut-on raisonnablement penser que Free a tenter de duper l’Acerp ? Peu probable vu les risques et la perte économique que cela supposerait. Le résultat de l’enquête permettra de trancher prochainement. Le 26 janvier 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambert
Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has revealed Edinson Cavani took him under his wing during the pair’s time together at Paris Saint-Germain.Edouard has been in impressive form so far this campaign with scoring 12 goals in 26 appearances for Celtic across all competitions and he’s keen to play at the highest level.“When I was at PSG, he gave me advice every day. Whether it was about my positional sense, my finishing, even my speed, he spoke to me a lot.” Edouard said, according to Evening Times.“This gave me a massive amount of belief in myself that a great striker like him took time out to speak to me.”“He basically was responsible for me being a striker and he gave me confidence.“I was also there with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but he was different. I was a kid and that was it. He didn’t speak the same language as me so it was not easy to communicate.”Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“Occasionally, he gave me a few instructions through signs, but there wasn’t a lot of exchanges between us.”Meanwhile, Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie insists the team will take the title challenge of Kilmarnock serious when the pair meet this weekend.“We’ll treat Kilmarnock with respect because they are where they are on merit – this isn’t a fluke,” said Christie.“They’ve played some good football and they’re always such a hard team to come up against, which I’m sure will be the case again this weekend.”“But the incentive is clear enough for us – win and we’ll be in first place and that’s where we want to be. A lot has been said about the number of games we’re being asked to play at the moment but we just need to win as many of them as possible and, hopefully, by the time we get to the winter break, we’ll be top of the league.”
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — President Barack Obama says his plan for two years of free community college for any American will help train the workforce and improve U.S. competitiveness with other countries. The White House says the program will cost the federal government about $60 billion over 10 years. Details on how Obama proposes to pay for it are to be released next month.States that want to participate in the program will have to chip in, too. Obama modeled his program after one started in Tennessee by the state’s Republican governor. But Obama is getting a cool reception from a Republican-controlled Congress uninterested in big new spending programs. Obama announced the initiative at a community college in Tennessee. He’ll also promote it in his upcoming State of the Union address.