Croatia to consult Rakitic for advice on thwarting Messi

first_imgMessi missed a penalty and endured a frustrating afternoon overall, with Iceland managing to neutralise him through an outstanding collective effort.Croatia, who top Group D after beating Nigeria, will now look to do the same and they have a headstart in Rakitic, who has spent the last four years with Messi at Barcelona.“Of course, Rakitic will be my assistant for the next three days and we will certainly look for some advice on how to stop Messi,” Dalic said.“I always ask my players about such things, about anything and everything, I love communicating and accepting every tip I can get.“He likes it too, Ivan will tell me, I will use all the information I can, and Luka (Modric) and (Mateo) Kovacic will also help. They play against him (for Real Madrid) as well.”This could be Messi’s last World Cup and even if he does play in Qatar in 2022, he will be 34 and likely past his peak.It means time is running out for one of the game’s greatest ever players to add a World Cup to his collection but Dalic said he would not feel guilty if Argentina were knocked out.“No not at all,” Dalic said with a smile. “After all this could be my last World Cup too.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatian Ivan Rakitic will be asked for advice on how to thwart his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi ahead of the clash with Argentina © AFP / LLUIS GENESAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Lionel Messi’s Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic will be asked for all the tips he has on how to stop the striker, Croatia’s coach Zlatko Dalic admitted on Sunday.Croatia face Argentina in Novgorod on Thursday and could put their opponents on the brink of an early exit after the South Americans were held to a draw by Iceland in their opening game.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma scores 8000 T20 runs, Amit Mishra takes 150th IPL wicket

first_imgRohit Sharma became the 3rd Indian batsman and the 8th overall to score 8000 runs in T20 cricket during Mumbai Indians 9th match of the 2019 Indian Premier League against Delhi Capitals.Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians skipper, needed just 12 runs before the start of the game to join Raina and Kohli in an elite list. | DC vs MI, IPL 2019 live score |Incidentally, Rohit Sharma became Amit Mishra’s 150th wicket in the Indian Premier League. Apart from Mishra, only Lasith Malinga has taken over 150 IPL wickets. Piyush Chawla (Kolkata Knight Riders), Dwayne Bravo and Harbhajan Singh (Chennai Super Kings) are also closing in on the 150-wicket mark in the IPL.Rohit Sharma has played T20 cricket for Deccan Chargers, India, India A, Indians, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians and has now scored 8018 runs in 307 T20 matches.Since 2008, Rohit Sharma has scored 4716 runs in 181 matches in the IPL. In fact, he is 3rd in the list of all-time leading run-scorers in the IPL behind Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.In T20 Internationals, Rohit Sharma has scored 2331 runs including 4 hundreds.Meanwhile, Amit Mishra dismissed Rohit Sharma to get to 150 wickets in his 140th match. He has also played for Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.150 @IPL WicketsWe’re joining @MishiAmit in a dance-off too #DCvMI #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 18, 2019Also Read | Can’t make plans for great batsmen like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers: Shreyas GopalAlso See:last_img read more

The Museum of Drug Policy Fortyone art pieces highlighting the impact of

first_imgMont-Royal Centre2200 Mansfield St., Montréal (Québec)  H3A 3R8 Login/Register With: The Museum will be open to the public on May 15-17, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Advertisement Facebook Museum of Drug Policy’s international travelling exhibit, in a “pop-up museum” format  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment WHO: WHAT: This ephemeral cultural hub supported by Open Society Foundations was launched last year during the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs. The Museum offers a powerful, emotional experience that illustrates the harms caused by current prohibitionist drug policies and advocates for new approaches rooted in dignity, health, and human rights.“This exhibit calls attention to the health and human impact of drug policy in ways that research studies and PowerPoint presentations cannot,” said Daniel Wolfe, Director of International Harm Reduction Development at the Open Society Foundations. “The artists whose work is displayed here remind us that scientific evidence is not enough, and that we must also open other channels to inspire commitment to make change in how we treat drugs and those who use them.”The Museum of Drug Policy will showcase artwork by contemporary artists, including Tracy Hetzel, watercolor illustrator of the “The Execution Series” portraits, which presents five individuals who have been executed after being convicted of drug offenses, as well as two portraits from the series “At last… rest” that Zefrey Throwell has created from the ashes of his deceased father, Douglas Throwell, which still contain traces of methamphetamine, thereby representing a deeply personal memorial, as well as an account of this drug’s lethal effects.Ann Lewis, a multidisciplinary activist artist also known as Gilf!, will exhibit a unique participatory art piece on the victims of Canada’s ongoing opioid crisis. “Through their powerful pieces, artists like Ann Lewis put a sharp focus on realities that would otherwise go unnoticed, as they are hard to visualize and absorb using statistics,” said Michael Skolnik, CEO of The Soze Agency, the design firm behind the Museum of Drug Policy. “The idea of exhibiting art pieces in a ‘pop-up museum’ also reflects Open Society Foundations premise that solutions to these complex issues must be sought through innovative approaches, by thinking outside of the box.”Art pieces by Québec artists who contributed to L’Injecteur, published by the Association québécoise pour la promotion de la santé des personnes utilisatrices de drogues, will also be on display.This free event, open to the public on May 15-17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., will take visitors around the world, inciting them to think and act differently. The exhibit will be presented at the Mont-Royal Centre, at 2200 Mansfield St., Montréal.About the Open Society FoundationsThe Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Working with local communities in more than 100 countries, the Open Society Foundations support justice and human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education. / WHERE: Over 20 local and international artists exhibiting 41 art pieces MONTRÉAL – Following its successful launch in New York in April 2016, the Museum of Drug Policy’s international travelling exhibit will be making its first stop in Montréal in a “pop-up museum” format on May 15-17, as part of the 25thHarm Reduction International Conference, before making its way to Europe. Visitors will get an opportunity to view forty-one various art pieces from local and international artists that show how drug policies affect our friends, families and communities. Advertisement Advertisement WHEN: Twitterlast_img read more

Measures being undertaken to improve access to water for residence of Clarendon

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 5, 2017 – Kingston – Several development projects and strategies are being undertaken by agencies of Government and the Clarendon Municipal Corporation to improve access to water for the 246,000 citizens of the parish.  Less than two months ago, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, commissioned the Palmetto Pen/Breadnut Bottom/Rosewell Water Supply Project into service, bringing the commodity into some homes for the first time in 30 years.A joint venture between the National Water Commission (NWC) and the Rural Water Supply Limited (RWSL), the project was completed at a cost of $38 million, representing savings of $12 million to the NWC on the original cost.  The works involved installation of 3.4 kilometres of pipelines, service laterals and reinstatement of pipeline trenches.The RWSL, which has been mandated to provide water solutions to communities not covered by the NWC, is constructing a pump station, which will form part of the Southern Clarendon Water Supply Scheme Phase 2, and will serve the communities of Portland Cottage, Shearer Heights and much of Lionel Town.   Director of the RWSL, Audley Thompson, says the pump station is slated for completion during the current financial year.Phase one of the project included rehabilitation of an existing pumping station as well as the installation of two new vertical turbine pumps, fencing, operators’ amenities and a pumping main.   The supply scheme was designed to serve approximately 17,000 residents, and provisions were made to serve an additional 5,000 residents, in the event of a population growth.   The Managing Director further points to the development of a well in the New Bowens area, which, he notes, allows for service to the nearby Longville Park housing scheme.In the meantime, the Clarendon Municipal Corporation is looking to find more sustainable methods to address the parish’s water problems by identifying and developing as many community-based sources as possible.   These sources, which include springs and rivers, will have to be assessed by experts from the NWC and RWSL to determine their viability.Mayor of May Pen, Winston Maragh, says two potential water sources have been identified in Frankfield and Brandon Hill.“We are going to make sure that the people of Brandon Hill and surrounding communities get water from the sources,” he assures.Mayor Maragh notes, further, that the Corporation is “far advanced” in sourcing funds for a water project in Thompson Town that will serve over 300 residents.  Meanwhile, more than 1,000 persons from Pennants are to benefit from a $10-million water shop.The complex, which comprises eight 1,000-gallon water tanks plus administrative offices, is set to open shortly, providing residents with reliable access to water.   Persons will receive three months’ free service, after which a cost will apply.   The facility has capacity for development to serve more than 5,000 persons.The water-shop concept will see facilities being established island-wide to dramatically improve the availability of potable water for residents in communities and regions of the island usually affected by drought.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the provision of potable water is part of a “critical mission” being pursued by the Administration under instructions from the Prime Minister.   He informs that funding is being finalised in order to bring the commodity to all Jamaicans, including those in remote sections of the island.“We will move access to potable water from 55 per cent to near 85 per cent. All Jamaica will have good quality water supply,” the Minister says, noting that in some communities, water-harvesting systems will have to be utilized.Minster Chang is urging the residents of Rosewell to “make every effort to protect the system”, noting that while the water agencies have a responsibility for management, “the citizens have a responsibility to ensure that it is treated well”.Under the Palmetto Pen/Breadnut Bottom/Rosewell Water Supply project, the Rosewell Primary School benefited from a new drinking/hand-wash station, and refurbishing of its sanitary facilities.By: Garfield L. Angus Related Items:last_img read more

Know why employees dont give their 100

first_imgIf you think that your team is not performing to their best, rather that howling or blaming them, check if they are avoiding good work because of your bossy or Hitler-like attitude.According to researchers from the University College London and colleagues, when someone gives us an order, we actually feel less responsible for our actions.“Many good people get convinced to do something bad that they are unwilling to do because they actually feel less responsible for their own actions and painful consequences,” the study noted. To reach this conclusion, the team sought to answer this question by measuring a phenomenon called “sense of agency”.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’They measured “sense of agency” to explore changes in perception when someone delivered a mild electric shock to another person, either on orders or by their own choice. When the participants chose freely, they were encouraged along with the promise of a small financial gain. They also knew exactly what kind of harm they were inflicting because pairs of participants traded places with each other. Coercion led to a small but significant increase in the perceived time interval between action and outcome in comparison to situations in which participants freely chose to inflict the same harms, the study found. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixInterestingly, coercion also reduced the neural processing of the outcomes of one’s own action. The study claims of reduced responsibility under coercion that could indeed correspond to a change in basic feelings of responsibility, not just attempts to avoid social punishment.“Maybe some basic feeling of responsibility really is reduced when we are coerced into doing something,” said Patrick Haggard from University College London. People often claim reduced responsibility because they were “only obeying orders”. “But are they just saying that to avoid punishment or do orders really change the basic experience of responsibility?” Haggard stated in the paper published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology.When you feel a sense of agency, you feel responsible for an outcome, you get changes in experience of time where and what you do and the outcome you produce seem closer together.last_img read more