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Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon Parking Attendant Incident Details Revealed

first_imgJoe Mixon celebrating a touchdown run.Twitter/@ESPNCFBOklahoma running back Joe Mixon is in hot water again.Mixon was suspended last night for this week’s game against Iowa State after an unspecified incident with a parking attendant. Details of the incident have since been reported, and they don’t paint Mixon in the best light.According to The Oklahoman, Mixon tore up a parking ticket he had received and threw it on the ground in front of the attendant.At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mixon was given a parking citation on the north oval, said his attorney, Blake Johnson.“He was frustrated, as most of us are when we get a ticket,” Johnson said. “He tore the ticket up in front of the parking attendant, and threw it on the ground.”Later that afternoon, at 1:30 p.m., Johnson said the parking attendant filed a complaint with OUPD.“We are very confident that Joe did nothing criminal,” Johnson said.“He’s been suspended for this Thursday’s game, and he understands and accepts that.”Mixon previously missed the entire 2014 season after being suspended for punching a woman in the face at an off-campus restaurant.This season, Mixon leads the Sooners in rushing with 813 yards and is second in rushing touchdowns with five. He’s also second on the team in receptions (24) and receiving yards (357).With Mixon suspended and Samaje Perine injured, OU is down to its third-string running back this weekend: freshman Abdul Adams. Oklahoma plays Iowa State at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.last_img read more

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Pap Tests Best Defence Against Cervical Cancer

first_imgCervical cancer does not discriminate. Every woman is at risk,regardless of her race, culture or age. Regular Pap tests canprevent 90 per cent of deaths from cervical cancer, yet 60 percent of Nova Scotia women are not having them. These were the messages shared in Amherst today, Oct. 20, duringthe launch of Pap Test Awareness Week. “The 60 Nova Scotia women who will be diagnosed with cervicalcancer this year are 60 women too many,” said Dr. Rob Grimshaw,medical director of Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s GynaecologicalCancer Screening Program. “Our goal is to decrease the number ofNova Scotia women being diagnosed with cervical cancer. That’swhy we continue to work with our partners, with family doctorsand other health professionals to support and encourage morewomen in scheduling regular Pap tests.” Although the number of women having regular Pap tests increaseseach year, Nova Scotia still has one of the highest rates ofcervical cancer in the country. This year, women are beingencouraged to make regular Pap testing part of their overallwellness plan. “Our government is encouraging Nova Scotians to make healthierchoices that will help them improve their overall health,” saidMinister of Health Angus MacIsaac. “Women taking personalresponsibility to have annual Pap tests will go a long way toreducing their risks for cervical cancer.” Provincial guidelines recommend that all women 18 years of ageand older have annual Pap tests. Women under 18 should also haveregular tests if they are sexually active. “Having regular Pap tests should be a routine part of everywoman’s health-care program,” said Dr. Maria Alexiadis, presidentof Doctors Nova Scotia. “Almost all cervical cancer ispreventable if cell changes are detected early enough. Earlydetection is possible by having annual Pap tests. The doctors ofthis province recommend all women get tested regularly. We urgethose who are not yet having regular Pap tests to make anappointment with a doctor today. This very important test saveslives.” Each year during Pap Test Awareness Week, Cancer Care NovaScotia’s Gynaecological Cancer Screening Program partners withcommunity groups and organizations, including the Department ofHealth, Doctors Nova Scotia and the Canadian Cancer Society -Nova Scotia Division, to raise awareness about the benefits ofregular Pap tests. “Research shows us that the earlier we can detect gynaecologicalcancer the greater the likelihood of a positive outcome,” saidMaureen Summers, executive director of the Canadian CancerSociety – Nova Scotia Division. “As supporters of earlydetection, the Canadian Cancer Society encourages women toinclude a yearly Pap test as part of their health routine.” Over the next two weeks, print, radio and televisionadvertisements will be aired in Nova Scotia, Prince EdwardIsland, and Newfoundland. The television advertisement waspremiered at today’s launch in Amherst. The Gynaecological Cancer Screening Program is dedicated todecreasing the incidence of gynaecological cancer in Nova Scotia.Initial efforts focus on cervical cancer and are aimed atprevention, early detection and appropriate management. Cancer Care Nova Scotia is a program of the Department of Health,created to reduce the burden of cancer on individuals, familiesand the health-care system through prevention, screening andresearch. It also aims to lessen the fear of cancer througheducation and information. Its programs are centred in thecommunity, compassionate to patients, cost-effective and based onsound research. The Department of Health, through leadership and collaboration,works to ensure an appropriate, effective and sustainable healthsystem that promotes, maintains and improves the health of NovaScotians. Doctors Nova Scotia is the professional association thatrepresents more than 3,000 physicians, medical students andresidents in the province of Nova Scotia. The association worksin partnership with other health-care organizations to enhancethe quality of medical care for Nova Scotians. This is achievedthrough health promotion, development of health-care policies,peer review, medical education and negotiations with governmenton behalf of physicians. The Canadian Cancer Society – Nova Scotia Division is acommunity-based, non-profit organization partnering withcommunities to overcome cancer and create healthier lives for allNova Scotians. The society achieves its mission through research,programs that bring help and hope to people affected by cancer,and prevention initiatives that help people reduce their cancerrisk. Individuals looking for information about any aspect of cancer,including cancer prevention, can call the Cancer InformationService at 1-888-939-3333.last_img read more

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Veteran industrialist BM Khaitan dead at 92

first_imgKolkata: Veteran industrialist and Williamson Magor Group patriarch Brij Mohan Khaitan died on Saturday at his residence here. He was 92. He was suffering from old-age ailments, according to company sources. Khaitan had recently resigned as Chairman of the group’s flagship companies, Eveready Industries and McLeod Russel, citing his old age. He became Chairman Emeritus for both the companies. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her condolences. “Saddened at the passing away of noted industrialist BM Khaitan Ji. He was a much respected elder statesman of the business community of Bengal. My condolences to his family, his colleagues and his friends,” Banerjee said in a tweet.last_img

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Shutting meat shops briefly not unconstitutional Bombay HC

first_imgMumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said closure of slaughter houses and meat selling shops for a short period in keeping with the sentiments of a particular section of the society was not unconstitutional. A division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre refused relief in petitions filed by the Bombay Mutton Dealers Association and one Mehul Mepani. The petitioners challenged circulars issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation, directing for abattoirs and meat selling shops to be shut during the Jain community’s ‘Paryushan’ festival. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ In September 2015, the corporations issued circulars stating that each year during Paryushan, which ranges from four to ten days, all slaughter houses and meat selling shops shall remain closed. The festival, usually celebrated in August and September, is considered as a holy period by the Jain community during which they fast and meditate. The petitioners claimed that directing the shops to be shut was violative of the fundamental right to livelihood and sought for the circulars to be stayed. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The high court, however, relied on a Supreme Court judgment passed on a similar circular issued by the Ahmedabad civic body ruling that temporary closure of shops was not unconstitutional. “In our opinion, in keeping with the sentiments of a particular section of the society, if abattoirs and meat selling shops are closed for a short period then it is not unconstitutional,” the court said. While refusing any relief, the bench said it would place the petitions for final hearing on a later date.last_img read more

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Clean energy producers can move NCLT against discoms over dues

first_imgNew Delhi: Flagging non-payment of dues by power discoms to renewable energy producers, Union Power Minister R K Singh has cautioned seven states, including Maharashtra and Karnataka, that the developers could approach NCLT against the distribution companies to recover payments of around Rs 5,355 crore. Singh in a letter has urged the chief ministers of these states to issue directions to their respective power distribution companies (discoms) for clearing the dues of renewable energy firms in the next few days. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe power and new & renewable energy minister pointed out the power producers are likely to default on their payment obligations due to non-clearance of dues by the discoms and there is a “danger” of them approaching the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for recovering the pending amount. “Due to the non-payment of dues, it is likely that many of these RE (renewable energy) power producers would default in making payment to Ireda (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency) and other financial institutions. Any default would make them NPAs (non-performing assets),” the Union minister said.last_img read more

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Philippines debt must be cancelled to support typhoon recovery effort – UN

“Grant aid, not new loans, is needed to overcome the impact of the tropical cyclone which struck the country five months ago,” said Cephas Lumina, the independent expert tasked with monitoring the effects of foreign debt on the enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights.Of great concern, he stressed, was that reconstruction, development and realization of economic and social rights will be undermined if the high debt stock of the country is further enlarged to unsustainable levels. Noting the international support provided the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, Mr. Lumina underscored that more than $22 million leaves the country daily to pay off overseas debts. “While around $3 billion has left the country to serve its debt since the typhoon struck, the country has received so far only $417 million for its strategic response plan by international and private donors, about half of the total relief requested,” the expert stressed.Although over one fourth of its population lives in poverty, the Philippines is classified as a lower Middle Income Country and therefore has been disqualified from international debt relief programmes. This year alone, the Philippines is supposed to pay $8.8 billion debt. To date, the World Bank has provided a $500 million support loan and a $480 million loan for rebuilding infrastructure and social services while the Asian Development Bank has offered nearly $900 million of assistance. However, most of this was in the form of new loans and only $23 million was given in grants. In theory, loans for reconstruction cannot generate returns to allow the debt to be paid. For his part, Mr. Lumina highlighted the importance of cancelling debt by international lenders to ensure that the Country can recover.“The disaster should rather serve as an opportunity for lenders to acknowledge that odious debts emanating from the rule under Ferdinand Marcos should be cancelled,” Mr. Lumina underscored.Up to $10 billion is thought to have been embezzled or stolen during the Marcos regime (1965-1986), but international lenders that had provided loans continued to demand repayment after he was deposed.As of December 2013, about one fifth of Philippines external debt was owed to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. The country’s largest bilateral loaners are Japan, the United States of America, United Kingdom, France and Germany.Typhoon Haiyan, thought to be the most powerful such storm ever to hit land, left some 4 million displaced and 500,000 houses destroyed. The cyclone had a devastating impact on the country’s infrastructure, hospitals, schools and public services causing $12 billion in estimated damage.Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

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CheezIt Bowl Matchup

California (7-5, Pac-12) vs. TCU (6-6, Big 12), Dec. 26, 9 p.m. ESTLOCATION: PhoenixTOP PLAYERSCalifornia: LB Evan Weaver, 142 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 interceptions.TCU: WR Jalen Reagor, 72 catches, 1,061 yards, 9 touchdowns.NOTABLECalifornia: Second-year coach Justin Wilcox has overseen the building of one of the nation’s top defences. The Bears are allowing 200 fewer yards and 21 fewer points per game than they did two years ago.TCU: Horned Frogs closed the regular season with back-to-back wins to earn their 16th bowl trip in 18 years under Gary Patterson.LAST TIMEThis is the teams’ first meeting. Schools have scheduled a home-and-home series for 2020-21.BOWL HISTORYCalifornia: Third appearance in Cheez-It Bowl or its previous iterations (2-0), 23rd bowl appearance (11-10-1).TCU: First appearance in Cheez-It Bowl, 34th bowl appearance (16-16-1).__More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top 25The Associated Press read more

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Ohio State baseball to host midweek clash with Cincinnati

OSU junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson lays down a bunt during a game against Morehead State at Bill Davis Stadium on April 13. OSU won 7-3. Credit: Muyao Shen | Assistant Photo EditorFresh off its first Big Ten series victory of the 2016 season over Rutgers last weekend, the Ohio State baseball team (23-12-1, 4-5-0) is set to host the Cincinnati Bearcats (18-19) on Tuesday in a midweek meeting between in-state foes. The two teams faced each other a season ago, when OSU claimed a 6-0 victory behind a strong outing from then-redshirt freshman Adam Niemeyer. OSU coach Greg Beals will try to duplicate that performance by again sending a rookie pitcher to the mound, this time being Ryan Feltner in a controlled start against a to-be-determined Bearcat.   The Scarlet and Gray, who are 14-2 at home this season, will be hoping to continue their dominance over visiting opponents with another win against the Bearcats. Scouting the BearcatsDespite losing three of its last five games, Cincinnati enters Tuesday’s game leading the American Athletic Conference. The Bearcats, however, are visiting with momentum behind them, as they won two of three games against conference foe Tulane over the weekend. Games outside of the Queen City have not been friendly for the Bearcats. In road or neutral contests, they have a combined travel record of 4-15. Cincinnati, statistically, is one of the worst hitting teams in all of Division I. Its team average of .239 ranks 267th of 295 teams. But the Bearcats have been able to produce some big runs courtesy of the long ball. Cincinnati has blasted 25 homers this season, good enough for third in the AAC. The Bearcats are led at the plate by the performance of redshirt sophomore infielder Connor McVey. The Mason, Ohio, native has been clawing away at the baseball with a .301 average, including a team-leading 10 doubles and 21 stolen bases. Cincinnati also has exceptional team speed along the base paths, having swiped 63 of 82 attempted bases to lead its conference. Buckeye bombsThe Buckeyes, in large part, have been powered by two things: controlled pitching and striking the long ball. OSU has already hit a Big Ten-leading 38 home runs, including a team-leading nine from newly converted first baseman Jacob Bosiokovic. The move of Bosiokovic, a redshirt junior, from the outfield has allowed for more versatility in the OSU lineup defensively and is aimed at increasing the production at the plate for the bottom of the lineup. With the lineup switch, senior second baseman L Grant Davis moves into a utility role, senior infielder Troy Kuhn takes over at second, and sophomore Tre’ Gantt takes over for Bosiokovic in right field. In total, OSU has four players with six or more homers, including junior center fielder Troy Montgomery and senior third baseman Nick Sergakis, who both have seven. In four games last week, the pair each tallied two homers, providing OSU with a much-needed spark to an offense that has been cooling down over recent weeks. Exceeding expectations Coming into this season, OSU’s pitching staff had several question marks surrounding the roles in the bullpen. Now, just past the halfway mark of the season, it would be safe to say the Buckeyes’ bullpen has performed well, outside of a disastrous two-blown-save series against Maryland. Redshirt sophomore closer Yianni Pavlopoulos is in a three-way tie for the lead in the Big Ten with eight saves, while relievers Daulton Mosbarger, Seth Kinker and Michael Horejsei all have ERAs south of 2.50. Perhaps most impressively, the Buckeye pitching staff leads the Big Ten with 296 punch-outs. On Tuesday, OSU will have to lean on its bullpen again, as Feltner will be on the hill on short rest after pitching the last three innings during Friday’s 7-4 loss to Rutgers.  The game against Cincinnati is set to begin at 6:35 p.m. read more

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Schools are removing analogue clocks from exam halls as teenagers cannot tell

Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said.Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were struggling to read the correct time on an analogue clock.Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), said youngsters have become accustomed to using digital devices.“The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations,” he told The Telegraph.“They are used to seeing a digital representation of time on their phone, on their computer. Nearly everything they’ve got is digital so youngsters are just exposed to time being given digitally everywhere.”Mr Trobe, a former headmaster, said that teachers want their students to feel as relaxed as possible during exams. Having a traditional clock in the room could be a cause of unnecessary stress, he added.He said that schools are trying to make everything as “as easy and straightforward as possible” for pupils during their exams.“You don’t want them to put their hand up to ask how much time is left,” he said.“Schools will inevitably be doing their best to make young children feel as relaxed as the can be. There is actually a big advantage in using digital clocks in exam rooms because it is much less easy to mistake a time on a digital clock when you are working against time.” We discovered this a few years ago when some couldn’t read the exam room clock— Cheryl Quine (@MissSequin) 14 March 2018 A number of teachers shared their experiences about the issue on social media, following a presentation on the topic at the Partners in Excellence conference in London. Our school has replaced the analogue clock with a digital one in the hall for exams because pupils couldn’t use it to tell the time.— Nicola Towle (@nicolatowle) 14 March 2018 True. We installed digital clocks in the exam hall …— Ms Keenan (@stephanootis) 13 March 2018 “To be able to grip a pencil and move it, you need strong control of the fine muscles in your fingers. Children need lots of opportunity to develop those skills,” she said.”It’s easier to give a child an iPad than encouraging them to do muscle-building play such as building blocks, cutting and sticking, or pulling toys and ropes. Because of this, they’re not developing the underlying foundation skills they need to grip and hold a pencil.” By the time students reach secondary school it is assumed that they will be able to read a clock face, although in reality this is often not the case, Mr Trobe said.“It may be a little sad if youngsters coming through aren’t able to tell the time on clock faces,” he said.“One hopes that we will be teaching youngsters to read clocks, however we can see the benefit of digital clocks in exam rooms.”Earlier this year, a senior paediatric doctor warned that children are increasingly finding it hard to hold pens and pencils because of an excessive use of technology. Sally Payne, the head paediatric occupational therapist at the Heart of England foundation NHS Trust, said that when children are given a pencil at school, they are increasingly unable to hold it. Stephanie Keenan, head of English at Ruislip High School in north-west London, said that her school has installed digital clocks in the exam hall after agreeing that many year nine, ten and eleven students cannot tell the time with an analogue clock.Cheryl Quine, a head of department at Cockermouth School and chair of the West Cumbria Network, added that her school discovered that children are having problems telling the time “when some couldn’t read the exam room clock”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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ExGoldman Sachs analyst claims he was denied £11million career because he has

“There was idiosyncratic workplace behaviour – Goldman Sachs was tolerant – in large part because of ADD.”Dr Phil Johnson, an in house occupational health expert at the bank wrote in an email in January 2017 that there is “nothing to excuse what is happening here”.Mr Afrifra was left disappointed after missing out on a bonus and said it was “painful” to be told he was not capable of doing his job.He resigned in May 2018 – which he attributed to “in no small part down to preconceptions and prejudice around ADD effects.”The condition is a sub-type of the better known ADHD and does not have the hyperactivity associated with the other condition which tends to afflict children.Consultant psychiatrist Dr Revie Mehrota said that Mr Afrifa struggled to commit to laborious tasks and was prone to distraction.He said: “There are quite fundamental traits in regard to his personality profile manifesting as difficulties in checking of his work.”This includes proofreading, accuracy, formatting and presentation of written work and his oral communication style.”A job description predominantly featuring technical analysis and creativity would still require the use of the skill set I have outlined above.”The tribunal continues. An ex-Goldman Sachs analyst who arrived for work late and missed deadlines is suing the bank for disability discrimination over claims attitudes towards his attention deficit disorder denied him a lucrative career in banking, a tribunal heard.Kwasi Afrifa, 31, was reprimanded by his superiors for his increasingly poor performance which also included failing to attend work and acting “histrionically” during his four years at the company before he resigned in May last year.However, Mr Afrifa has now launched a disability discrimination case against the global investment bank after claiming the firm failed to make any accommodation for his condition, a form of ADHD.The 31-year-old said actions by his bosses denied him the chance to develop a career in either banking or hedge fund investing, which he claims stopped him from retiring at 45 with career earnings of over £11 million. The company described his claims as “spurious”.The software engineer alleges he was forced out by Goldman Sachs’ direct disability discrimination.But a London employment tribunal heard how Mr Afrifa was a “serial underperformer” whose performance at the firm “went from bad to worse”.He worked as an analyst for Goldman Sachs fundamental strategies department, where he earned a basic salary of £50,000 plus a bonus. Mr Afrifa said in a witness statement: “I felt my attempts to engage with Goldman Sachs to determine and implement adjustments had been ignored and dismissed.”I have a very strong sense of the time and progress I have lost because of the situation.”He claimed that insomnia caused by medication and an unwillingness of the company to adapt to his disability caused friction.Mr Afrifa was said to have begun using dexamphetamine for his condition after he was diagnosed at age 20.He said his mental disability made certain tasks more difficult – with the concentration issues leading to typographical errors.He was placed on sick leave in January 2017 after a scathing performance review, no bonus and an extended period of insomnia.In a statement from Goldman Sachs, they said: “At the heart of this case is a dispute as to his ability to perform.”This was a role that requires attention to detail, the ability to assimilate and distribute info rapidly and accurately.”He demonstrated a more or less indifferent attitude towards many of the basic requirements of his role.”He was routinely late with little or no explanation, failed to follow instructions, did not return forms and appeared disengaged. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Met Police must pay three men £414000 after corrupt officer tried to frame

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Rees and Glenn Vian were each awarded £155,000 and Garry Vian was awarded £104,000. The Metropolitan Police has been ordered to pay three men a total of £414,000 after a corrupt officer tried to frame them for the axe murder of Daniel Morgan.Sitting at the High Court on Wednesday, Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb said the damages would “highlight and condemn the egregious and shameful behaviour” of Detective Chief Superintendent David Cook.It marked the end of a marathon fight for compensation by Jonathan Rees, Glenn and Garry Vian, who came under investigation after Mr Morgan was found dead in March 1987.The victim was found with an axe embedded in his face in a car park at the Golden Lion in Sydenham, south-east London.There were no witnesses to the killing, but Mr Rees and the Vians were charged with murder in 2008 after Gary Eaton, a criminal, claimed they had been nearby.The three men spent two years in jail before the case collapsed in March 2011 after it emerged that Eaton had been “coached” by Cook.Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb said: “Honest belief in guilt cannot justify prosecuting a suspect on false evidence.”She added: “There is no place for any form of ‘noble-cause’ justification for corrupt practices in those trusted to uphold the law.” read more

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World Coal Association launches Leadership Excellence Awards program

first_imgThe World Coal Association (WCA) has launched its inaugural Leadership & Excellence Awards program. This year’s awards, the firs of an annual series, will be presented during the WCA’s International Coal & Climate Summit in November 2013. The WCA Leadership & Excellence Awards have been established to recognise outstanding achievement and innovation in the international coal industry and its value chain. The awards are open to companies and organisations working in the field of coal mining, coal use or coal technologies, including non-WCA members and companies that are not producing coal.Milton Catelin, WCA Chief Executive, commented “These prestigious awards will cover four main areas: environmental practice, low-carbon technologies, innovative coal technologies and mining safety. They are an opportunity for the coal industry to recognise and honour those companies that have achieved an outstanding level of success in these areas and to drive further environmental and safety improvements.The first ever WCA awards will be announced during the International Coal & Climate Summit which brings together the leadership of the world’s largest coal producing companies, other business-leaders, senior policy-makers, development banks, academics and NGO representatives to discuss the role of coal in the global economy, against the backdrop of the climate change agenda.”Details of the four available awards are as follows:WCA Award for Excellence in Environmental PracticeThis award will recognise outstanding contribution or potential in the area of reducing the environmental footprint of coal, at any stage of the coal value chain. This can include, for example, improvements in the environmental footprint of coal mining or coal use in relation to water quality, air pollution control or land reclamation.WCA Award for Excellence in Low-Carbon TechnologiesThis award will acknowledge the best technological development in the area of reducing the greenhouse gas footprint of coal, at any stage of the coal value chain. Entries for this award can include, for example, technological innovations in the area of coal use and coal mining, as well as coal cleaning or processing. In the energy sector the two main areas of focus will be high-efficiency low-emissions coal combustion technologies as well as carbon capture, use and storage.WCA Award for Leadership on Innovative Coal TechnologiesProjects or products considered for this award will need to demonstrate the potential to make a significant impact on the future use of coal or the coal industry. This can include, for example innovative processes such as coal gasification, coal-to-liquids or coal-to-chemicals.WCA Award for Leadership on Mining SafetyThis award will acknowledge a project or a product that enhances the coal industry’s safety record.For each of the awards the Judges will be looking for evidence of an innovative approach, good prospects for wider application and cost effective deployment prospects.The awards are now open for entries until 5pm on 16 September 2013. The judging panel will convene and decide on the shortlist, which will be announced at the beginning of October 2013. Winners will be announced during the Summit in November 2013.last_img read more

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Irish Dairy Board opens 12m US cheese plant

first_imgThe focus of this investment is on innovation as much as production with our new facility enhancing our ability to create innovative food solutions that meet the evolving needs of our US customer base and their brands.Commenting on the opening, Coveney said the new plant will “further strengthen the positioning of Ireland and Irish agri-business expertise in the United States, as well as supporting the economic well-being of Irish farmers.”The minister said the dairy sector is “entering an exciting time” with the abolition of milk quotes in April 2015 and “today’s opening represents the kind of investment which will help the sector realise its true potential”.The IDB, a co-op of Irish dairies, is Ireland’s largest dairy exporter and exports to over 100 countries. Its portfolio includes Kerrygold, Pilgrims Choice, Dubliner cheese and the milk powder BEO.Read: AIB announced €200m fund to support Irish SME exports > The Irish Dairy Board had opened a $12 million (€8.8m) cheese manufacturing facility in the US, completing an $80m (€58.8) expansion on its US food ingredients programme.The IDB first entered the US food ingredients market in 2008, and acquired Thiel Cheese & Ingredients in 2011.The new facility, at Thiel Cheese & Ingredients in Wisconsin, was officially opened by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.IDB CEO Kevin Lane said the innovations and research developed at Thiel “will be shared across all of our operations”.last_img read more

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Lacidification des océans aura des conséquences préoccupantes sur les espèces marines

first_imgL’acidification des océans aura des conséquences préoccupantes sur les espèces marinesSelon une étude-bilan tout juste publiée, l’augmentation de l’acidité des océans à cause du CO2 aura des conséquences très fortes sur les écosystèmes marins du siècle prochain.Le réchauffement climatique s’accompagne d’une acidification des océans qui risque de changer irrémédiablement les écosystèmes des océans d’ici 2100. Publiée dans la revue Nature Climate Change, une étude fait le bilan de tous les travaux concernant l’impact de l’acidification sur les espèces marines. Ils en déduisent que toutes les espèces et toutes les familles seront affectées à un degré plus ou moins fort.CO2 et aciditéL’océan est un véritable puits à CO2. Plus du quart de nos rejets de dioxyde de carbone dans l’atmosphère sont captés par les océans de la planète. Mais ce processus naturel n’a pas que des avantages : une fois dissout dans l’eau, le CO2 devient de l’acide carbonique et contribue à l’augmentation de l’acidité des océans. Plus le taux de CO2 augmente dans l’atmosphère, plus les océans vont s’acidifier.L’acidité est mesurée avec le pH(potentiel hydrogène). Une solution est neutre lorsque son pH est de 7, acide entre 0 et 7, et alcaline (ou basique) entre 7 et 14. En moyenne, le pH de l’océan est de 8.2, ce qui en fait un milieu légèrement basique. Ces 200 dernières années, l’océan est passé à un pH de 8.1, et les estimations pour 2100 sont de 7.7.Si elles apparaissent faibles, ces valeurs traduisent pourtant une différence énorme, car l’échelle utilisée est logarithmique. Ce qui signifie qu’avec une baisse de 0.1, l’acidité des océans a déjà augmenté de 30%. D’ici 2100, les océans seront jusqu’à 150% plus acides, ce qui implique d’énormes bouleversements pour les écosystèmes marins.Toutes les espèces affectéesPour avoir une idée globale des effets de cette acidification, des chercheurs de l’Institut Alfred Wegener en Allemagne ont compilé 167 études scientifiques concernant 150 espèces marines (des coraux aux poissons en passant par les crustacés).Les résultats sont très clairs : “notre étude montre que tous les groupes d’animaux sont affectés négativement par l’augmentation de la concentration en CO2. Les plus sensibles à la baisse du pH sont les coraux, les échinodermes et les mollusques” explique le Dr. Astrid Wittmann. De leur côté, les crustacés comme le crabe comestible ou l’araignée de mer semblent peu affectés par l’acidification, même si une hausse simultanée des températures leur sera certainement problématique.Les conséquences de l’acidification ont été mesurées sur les caractéristiques physiologiques des espèces. “Par exemple, nous avons considéré si le métabolisme, la croissance, la calcification ou le comportement changeait avec l’augmentation du CO2” explique le professeur Hans-OttoPörtner.Les coraux parmi les plus menacésÀ lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Si les différents taxons réagissent différemment à ces changements, c’est que leurs fonctions physiques ne sont sensiblement pas les mêmes. Les poissons sont, par exemple, très doués pour réguler l’acidité de leur sang, chose dont les coraux sont incapables. Pour ces derniers, passer sa vie fixé au même endroit n’est pas un avantage quand les conditions environnementales évoluent. Une eau trop acide provoque chez eux des problèmes de calcification de leur exosquelette, les rendant plus vulnérables à l’érosion.Ces données ont été confirmées par le registre paléontologique. Quand on regarde l’évolution des coraux lors des périodes où la quantité de CO2 était très élevée, on constate que les populations s’effondraient drastiquement, alors que celles des poissons savaient s’adapter.Cette étude a été réalisée sous le giron du GIEC(Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat), un programme des Nations Unies destiné à observer et compiler les données concernant le changement climatique. Le premier rapport concernant les conséquences du réchauffement climatique sur les écosystèmes des océans sera publié en mars 2014.Le 27 août 2013 à 09:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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MCU News Marvel Inhumans Trailer

first_img The Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps growing bigger and bigger, and since two new additions are premiering soon, Marvel is happy to keep tantalizing us with little updates. Today, the most substantial news comes out of the upcoming Inhumans TV show. We’ve got a full trailer! Marvel’s stuff still looks really cool, so any small glimpse of footage is worth looking at.So what do we have there? Well, it opens with a shot of Black Bolt, Medusa, and Maximus the Mad walking ominously down a stairway. We knew these costumes looked cool, but seeing them in motion is even better. There are going to be a lot of amazing-looking Medusa cosplayers at Comic Cons this year. The next shot is of the beautiful Hawaiian setting, further confirming that no matter what the writing of this show turns out to be, it’s going to look real good. Finally, there’s a shot of Maximus, played by Iwan Rheon, in a tense standoff with… someone. I guess we’ll find out who on Thursday when the full trailer comes out.Inhumans premieres on ABC November 3, 2017.Now let’s turn to MCU additions that are happening sooner. Spider-Man: Homecoming is almost out. But just because we haven’t even seen the movie yet doesn’t mean it’s too early to start speculating about the sequel. In an interview with ScreenRant, Tom Holland confirmed that Iron Man won’t be in the sequel, but another MCU hero may be. There’s no word yet on who will join the web-slinger in the sequel (because the script isn’t even close to being written yet), but Tom Holland knows who he’d like to see Spider-Man team up with.“Ant-Man would be my favorite,” Holland said. “I want to have like a bug bros session. I think that would be really cool.”He’s right, that would make for a really fun movie. Not just because they’re both bug-based superheroes, but because they’re the most lighthearted heroes in Marvel’s roster. They’re the ones who are always ready with a wisecrack, and generally celebrate how much that annoys the people around them. They’re also both scientists and tinkerers. Tony Stark is too, of course, but Hank Pym is just geeky enough that he wouldn’t mind having an enthusiastic science discussion with Peter Parker.  A Spider-Man/Ant-Man team up would make for a great movie, and now that Tom Holland has brought it up, it’s all I want from the MCU.Miles Morales as Spider-Man (Via Marvel)Finally, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirmed another Spider-Man character is part of the MCU. No, it’s not Venom. That movie will still exist solely in Sony’s “adjunct” universe. During interviews for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Feige revealed that Miles Morales exists in the MCU, ScreenRant reports. So where is he? Well, for now, he’s just an Easter egg.“All of those little things are just Easter eggs for fans until they’re something more than that. But anything that’s happened in the books is potential material for us. In the meantime, I think Miles is a big part of the animated movie that Sony’s making. But where we go … we definitely want you to go “He’s there. He’s there somewhere,” Feige said.That may not be exactly what fans of the character want to hear, but it does leave the door open for Miles to become a bigger part of the MCU. Miles Morales, who was first introduced in the alternate-universe Ultimate Spider-Man, has become the second most popular character to put on the Spider Suit. Now that Peter Parker is the CEO of a multi-national corporation in the comics, Miles provides the street-level high school Spider-Man we all fell in love with in the first place. Fans have been longing for Miles to get his due on the big screen for a while, and were disappointed to see that Peter’s best friend in Homecoming looks a lot like Miles’s in the comics. That didn’t bode well for Miles’s chances of ever appearing in the MCU. Now that Feige himself has confirmed that he’s there, those chances are better. Let’s just hope he becomes more than an Easter Egg sooner rather than later.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… last_img read more

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Kurt Angle tore muscle before Survivor Series Owens on compliment

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+ Now Playing Up Next 2 COMMENTS Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipCody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His BloodVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Now Playing Up Next November 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm WhatsApp Kurt Angle’s wife Giovanna announces on social media they have adopted a son Cody Rhodes Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next November 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm Cody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His Blood Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars Stephen Amell Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Stephen Amell Finds Inspiration With Cody Rhodes Friendship Videos Articles Kurt Angle tore muscle before Survivor SeriesDuring a Q and A session on Facebook, Kurt Angle revealed that he tore a muscle in preparation for his return to the ring two days before Survivor Series.“Leg is ok. I tore a muscle in it doing wind sprints 2 days before PPV. It’s okay though. I feel good and should be 100% in a week.”Source: FacebookOwens on complimentWWE star Kevin Owens took to Twitter to thank former WWE star and current ROH Champion Cody Rhodes for a compliment he made about the Starrcade event last night.Cody referred to Owens as being a “Dusty guy”, referring to Owens’ time in NXT and the WWE Performance Center working with the late Dusty Rhodes.There is no bigger compliment than being deemed a “Dusty guy” by one of his sons. Thank you, buddy. https://t.co/PvjuXqmOvq— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) November 25, 2017 Pinterest Haydn Barker unknown Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Is that why it looks like he can barely stand? Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Kurt Angle Shares Message In Support Of Roman Reigns no thats the alcohol. Comments are closed.last_img read more

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Weather Eye September dry so far climate talk set for Wednesday

first_imgSaturday will mark the 50th day without measurable precipitation in Vancouver. That could extend another six or seven days unless we get measurable rain out of a weak weather disturbance late Sunday or Monday. We could get a trace of rain, but the coast most likely will get a bit more.It will be hot today and Friday, with area high temperatures in the upper 80s. The most recent 90-plus reading we had was on Aug. 17. That followed a blistering 100 degrees the day before. We had quite a run of 90-plus days from Aug. 12-17.Rainfall reports from your area friends and neighbors were pretty dry, with only a handful of observers reporting a few hundredths of an inch. Bob Starr of Cougar had .01 of an inch; William Sobolewski had .04 of an inch at Livingston Mountain; and Dan Hein on Prune Hill recorded just .02 of an inch. That was about it.Joking, Dave Campbell of Amboy reported 6 inches of precipitation: “one drop every six inches for about two minutes with no drops even reaching the rain gauge.” I guess we can call that a trace.Tyler Mode reported that at his Minnehaha weather station, he recorded high temperatures of more than 70 degrees each day in August, a first since 1996, when he began records.last_img read more

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Stranger Things 3 The tiny beautiful references to season 1 and 2

first_img Tags Post a comment Stranger Things season 3: Our biggest WTF questions Stranger Things season 3 review: A brilliant return to form Stranger Things 3 ending: Post-credits scene, Hopper, season 4 0 They’re called the Scoop Troop and they ruled season 3. Netflix With its Stephen King story templates and Steven Spielberg influences, Stranger Things is an unapologetic time capsule of ’80s pop culture. Now, three seasons in, Netflix’s classic has gone all in on another reference point: itself.Take Murray Bauman. Russian translator? Please. He’s a love expert, first to Nancy and Jonathan in season 2, now Hopper and Joyce in season 3. It’s just one of the clever and in many cases beautifully poignant callbacks to seasons 1 and 2. We’ve rounded up a bunch of those references for your impressed-nodding pleasure.Oh, and here’s every ’80s reference in the latest season, an explainer of that ominous post-credits scene, and what we thought of the season as a whole.[Puts on Steve Harrington sunnies] Time to dive in to the little details you may have missed in Stranger Things 3.Warning: Spoilers for Stranger Things 3 lie ahead.how-steve-harrington-went-from-2157873Steve Harrington rules. Netflix The drawing of Bob3556891-screen-shot-2019-07-04-at-12-46-00-pmEnlarge ImageWill’s drawing of Bob as the superhero he is. Netflix In season 3, we see that Will, putting his drawing skills to something less Demogorgon-influenced, has lovingly pencilled a picture of Bob as the superhero he is. It’s stuck to the Byers’ fridge door, in case you missed it. This harkens back to when Bob first learns of the Upside Down in Hawkins Lab in season 2, episode 6, just after Will starts burning up from the Mind Flayer infecting his body. Bob can’t believe monsters exist in Hawkins, out of the realm of comic books. “Bob Newby, superhero,” he jokes. Bob Newby, superhero, indeed.img-0141Enlarge ImageThe picture of Will’s “Will the Wise” D&D outfit from season 2. Netflix Will’s D&D outfitBlink and you’ll miss it, but in season 2, episode 4, you’ll see a drawing of Will as “Will the Wise” in his blue-and-purple wizard’s outfit. In season 3, Will wears that exact wizard garb while playing Dungeons and Dragons. This amazingness should have happened much sooner.Dr. Owens and the RussiansIn season 2, episode 4, Dr. Owens of the Department of Energy chaperones the decidedly too nosy Nancy and Jonathan around Hawkins Lab. He decides to go all in and show them what really killed Barb: their “mistake,” the spreading wound between dimensions.”Imagine for a moment, ” he says, “a foreign state, say the Soviets, they heard about our mistake, do you think they would even consider that a mistake? What if they tried to replicate that? The more attention we draw to ourselves, the more people like the Hollands who know the truth, the more likely that scenario becomes.” Dr. Owens called season 3, people!stranger2-0Murray Bauman is the middleman — of relationships. Netflix Murray Bauman and the RussiansIn case we all forgot what happened in season 2, the ex-investigative journalist turned conspiracy theorist believed Russians had infiltrated Hawkins before Russians infiltrated Hawkins. Early on in season 2, Bauman tries to convince Hopper of said spy presence, but all Hopper heard was that Bauman could inadvertently lead him to a missing El. Bauman is a genius, as season 3 proves.Murray Bauman and the sexual tensionYou can’t put Russians past him, so resolving the really quite obvious sexual tension between people is no sweat. Bauman’s usefulness in forwarding plots, which surprisingly extends to facilitating love, sees the hook up of Nancy and Jonathan in season 2, and the addressing of Joyce and Hopper’s sexual tension in season 3. Bauman, the truth bomb master.Dustin leaves the partyDustin has a way of going out on his own when the rest of the party don’t respond to his walkie-talkie calls. In season 2, he adopts Dart, the at-first cute baby Demogorgon, who the rest of the party end up wanting to squash. In season 3, an again-alone Dustin tackles interpreting cryptic Russian messages with the only ally available: Babysitter Steve.3El discovers love isn’t so simple in season 3, despite the value of truth she learned in seasons 1 and 2. Netflix Friends do lieEl may have superpowers, but no one’s immune to lying boyfriends. Mike, who to be fair had just been threatened by an aggressively overprotective Hopper, spins a tale about his grandma being ill to avoid a date. He betrays the one rule he cemented in El’s mind in season 1: friends don’t lie.Hopper’s dietAt the beginning of season 2, Hopper attempts a healthier lifestyle mainly by eating at least one green apple. At the beginning of season 3, that’s over. It’s immediately established that he’s taken to stress-eating to deal with parenting a Mike-crazy El. Hopper’s armchair food of choice is a bag of Tostito chips and salsa, with a slurp of Schlitz — Schlitz being that now-defunct American beer out of Milwaukee. 59 Photos Culture TV and Moviescenter_img Dart and the RussiansWelcome to a theory about the season 3 post-credits scene — read more on that here. But basically, if the Russians have a secret Demogorgon, one who’s survived the closing of the gate between dimensions, and therefore the broken connection between it and its king, the Mind Flayer, does that mean the Russians have figured out how to train Demogorgons, like Dustin befriended Dart in season 2? So many questions, so much time until the next season.Crazy JoyceJust like in seasons 1 and 2, Joyce picks up a new hobby that increasingly establishes Crazy Joyce. In season 1, it was hoarding Christmas lights to connect with the missing Will. In season 2, it was deciphering Will’s scary drawings. In season 3, it’s magnets! Joyce skips a date with Hopper to tackle the mystery of why the magnets in Hawkins have stopped being magnetized. Priorities.More Erica3Enlarge ImagePriah Ferguson plays Lucas’ little sister Erica. Netflix Basically, the Duffer Brothers love Erica. They love Priah Ferguson, the very young actress who plays Lucas’ little sister. After everyone fell in love with her brutal sisterly takedowns of her brother in season 2, the Duffer Brothers answered the call of all that is good and gave her much more to do in season 3, like crawling through an air vent and telling Dustin to stop gushing over his girlfriend. Absolutely crucial. 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CES 2020 Will Let SexToy Vendors Exhibit as CTA Cracks Down on

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Related U.S. Consumers to Spend $26 Billion on Music, Video Subscriptions This Year CTA Names IBM’s Ginni Rometty CES 2019 Kickoff Speaker After Backlash Over Lack of Women Keynoters The Consumer Technology Association announced changes for CES 2020, intended to make the annual tech show more inclusive, including allowing “tech-based sexual products” to be exhibited for the first time.Next year’s CES, set to run Jan. 7-10, 2020, in Las Vegas, will include sex toys on a “one-year trial basis” as part of the Health & Wellness product category or in the Health & Wellness startup area of Eureka Park. According to CTA, products “must be innovative and include new or emerging tech” to qualify.The CTA’s change in policy comes after a controversy at CES 2019: Sex-toy startup Lora DiCarlo won a CES Innovation Award for its first product, the Osé Robotic Massager — which the CTA then revoked. Months later, the trade group reversed the decision.CTA’s existing ban on pornography at CES will remain in place and will “be strictly enforced with no exceptions for CES 2020,” the org said. Popular on Variety In addition, the CTA provided additional clarification about the dress code for booth personnel. Those working on the trade-show floor “may not wear clothing that is sexually revealing or that could be interpreted as undergarments. Clothing that reveals an excess of bare skin, or body-conforming clothing that hugs genitalia must not be worn.” CTA said the guidelines apply to all booth staff, regardless of gender.The trade org worked with a number of external advisers and partners to update and improve existing CES policies, according to Karen Chupka, EVP of CES. “CTA is committed to evolving and continuing to create an experience at CES that is inclusive and welcoming for everyone,” she said in a statement.CTA also announced a partnership with equality-advocacy group The Female Quotient, which will make The FQ Lounge an official part of CES to serve as “the unplugged space for panel conversations to advance equality.”CES 2020 also will feature a new “Innovation for All” track that will take place each day on the CTA Stage, as well as on the CTA Startup Stage in Eureka Park. Programming will include sessions with senior diversity officials on the business case for diversity. CTA’s Diversity and Inclusion team will also curate a diversity roundtable and reception at CES.Also, the CTA said that the Faces of Innovation: Entrepreneurs Edition startup program will offer women and underrepresented entrepreneurs the opportunity to exhibit in Eureka Park through a grant and free exhibit space.last_img read more

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Heres what to expect from this weekends Street Fighter V beta test

first_imgCapcom is rolling out the third beta test for the upcoming Street Fighter V on the PS4 and PC this weekend. Over on the Capcom Unity blog, the company posted information on what players can expect in terms of the character roster, modes, and maintenance schedule.The beta will start off with six selectable characters. These include: Ryu, Birdie, Cammy, Necalli, Nash, and Laura. Zangief and Dhalsim will become available later during the test. Capcom also promises that there may be some surprise characters appearing as well.This beta will feature a wide variety of modes too. These include: Ranked Match, Casual Match, Training, Capcom Fighters Network, Battle Setting, and of course, options.Here is the full schedule for this upcoming beta. Also, keep in mind that participants will be given extra beta codes to hand out to friends. If you’re participating and have an extra code or two, pass them along to a buddy and see who the real champion among you is!12/18 00:01 PT (12/18 08:01 GMT) – SFV 3rd beta starts for PS4 and PC users12/18 08:00 PT (12/18 16:00 GMT) – Servers down for 10 hour maintenance12/18 18:00 PT (12/19 02:00 GMT) – Servers back online, play resumes12/19 18:00 PT (12/20 02:00 GMT) – Servers down for 10 hour maintenance12/20 04:00 PT (12/20 12:00 GMT) – Servers back online, play resumes12/20 22:00 PT (12/21 06:00 GMT) – SFV 3rd beta concludesIn related news, Capcom has also announced that SFV will be supporting Steam OS and that they are working closely with Valve on this endeavor. The game supports the Steam controller as well, which players will be able to try out during this weekend’s beta test.Street Fighter V will be available for the PlayStation 4 and PC on February 16, 2016.last_img read more