first_imgThe new Gasman CO2 detector from Crowcon, a Halma company, is small, light and easy to use.When potentially hazardous levels of CO2 are detected, the Gasman alerts the user with a loud 95dBA alarm, an extremely bright red/blue visual warning and also by vibrating.The Gasman is so small, it can easily fit into a top pocket or clip onto a belt.last_img

Don Johnson gets his funny on with help from ‘SNL’ stars

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Johnson is getting his funny on with help from a couple of “Saturday Night Live” stars. The 71-year-old actor is known for his dramatic roles in the hit series “Miami Vice” and “Nash Bridges.” Now, Johnson is co-starring with Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd in the upcoming NBC comedy “Kenan.” Johnson says doing comedy is “amazingly joyful, hard work.” He plays Thompson’s father-in-law on the show that debuts on Feb. 16. Johnson says he watches Thompson and Redd being funny, and he tells himself that he has got to try and keep up with them.last_img read more

Blizzard in Beverly Hills! Watch Idina Menzel Belt Out ‘Let It Go’ in the 90210

first_imgWe don’t know about you, but we’re still listening to the Frozen soundtrack all day, every day. It’s at the point where we randomly say, “Winter’s a good time to stay in and cuddle, but put me in summer and I’ll be a—happy snowman!” or “Love is an open door! I mean it’s crazy. What? We finish each other’s sandwiches!” or “The cold never bothered me anyway” in the middle of convos with friends, co-workers or strangers. We have Frozen fever and Beverly Hills caught this cold on February 9 when Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Santino Fontana and Josh Gad reunited at the Vibrato to perform songs from the movie. Watch Menzel roar “Let It Go” at the cabaret below! Santino Fontana Disney’s Frozen Star Files Josh Gad View Comments Idina Menzellast_img read more

World economy risks worst year since 2009 as virus hopes fade

first_imgThe world economy may be heading for its worst performance since the financial crisis more than a decade ago as the spread of the coronavirus increasingly dashes hopes of a swift rebound.Just weeks since most economists bet the China-led slump would quickly reverse once the virus was contained, many are rethinking that optimism as swathes of Chinese factories stay shut and workers idled. Having already cut supply chains and undermined tourism and trade, outbreaks from Europe to the Americas threaten activity elsewhere too.Bank of America Corp. economists warned clients on Thursday that they now expect 2.8% global growth this year, the weakest since 2009. They were already penciling in the softest growth in China since 1990, but now say the US will expand the least in four years.  Eager for insight into China’s economy, investors are hotly anticipating the Saturday release of a key manufacturing gauge.People wearing protective masks walk at Hong Kong Station of MTR in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Feb.11, 2020. (Bloomberg/Paul Yeung)The consensus in Bloomberg’s survey is for the official Purchasing Managers’ Index to slide to 45, the lowest since 2008, from January’s 50, with forecasts ranging from 50.1 to 33. That underscores the confusion surrounding the virus and how the reading could rock markets.China still has a long recovery ahead. Bloomberg Economics calculates the economy ran at 60%-70% of normal this week, albeit up from 50%-60% a week ago. For now, key central banks are holding off cutting interest rates as they wait to see the full economic effect of the virus with rates already at or near record lows.There’s also a debate over what further easing would achieve. If supply chains are broken, lower rates would likely do little to spur activity.European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde told the Financial Times on Thursday that it’s too soon to respond, echoing comments Tuesday from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida.In a potential model for others, the Bank of Korea resisted demands to cut rates, preferring instead to target support for companies by making cheap loans easier to get.But economists are beginning to join investors in predicting the major central banks will eventually loosen policy. Those at Standard Chartered told clients on Wednesday that they now expect the Fed to cut its benchmark rate in April and June having previously assumed no change this year.Money markets already see three Fed reductions this year — starting in April — and one by the ECB by October. In an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh went as far as to suggest the Fed coordinate rate cuts with its counterparts in China, Europe and Japan.“With global virus and related economic developments continuing to shift the baseline from a V-shaped to a U-shaped impact on activity with persistent impacts on both supply chains and global consumer demand we now update our base case to one in which the Fed will ease policy in response to the virus shock, and likely sooner rather than later,” Krishna Guha, vice chairman at Evercore ISI in Washington, wrote in a note.Much depends on how the virus spreads and what economic pain it causes, reversing gains economists had hoped for after the interim US-China trade deal. The economies of Japan, Italy and France already contracted in the fourth quarter, while US government data on Thursday showed underlying demand in the economy was slower than initially reported in that period.A 2007 World Bank study estimated the cost of a mild flu pandemic at 0.7% of global gross domestic product, and 4.8% for a severe outbreak.“In 2020 money, that’s between $630 billion and $4.3 trillion — or, to put it another way — between painful but manageable and global recession,” Tom Orlik, chief economist at Bloomberg Economics, wrote in a note. Topics :center_img “The risks are still skewed to the downside,” BofA economists led by Ethan Harris said in a report. “Our forecasts do not include a global pandemic that would basically shut down economic activity in many major cities.”The outlook contrasts with that released by the International Monetary Fund just last Saturday, when it said it would likely knock only 0.1 percentage point from its global growth estimate of 3.3% for this year although it was studying more “dire” scenarios. Now the Washington-based fund is reconsidering the scale and scope of policy meetings it was scheduled to host in mid-April. As stocks plunge, companies are also sounding the alert. Standard Chartered Plc on Thursday joined HSBC Holdings Plc in saying it would miss profit targets because of the virus.“We remain sensitive to external conditions generally and recognize that these could as easily recover as worsen,” Chief Executive Officer Bill Winters said.last_img read more

COVID-19: IDI calls for govt to improve healthcare facilities in regions prone to infections

first_imgThe Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) has called on the government to increase healthcare capacities in regions outside Jakarta.IDI chair Daeng M. Faqih said that if the country could not stop the transmission of the coronavirus, the number of COVID-19 patients might overwhelm the healthcare system.In Indonesia, data shows that COVID-19 positive cases have been increasing by about 100 a day but concerns over slow testing procedures may suggest there are more cases than that recorded. He added that the central government should also make a clear policy for regional administrations on how to increase their medical capacities, such as by allocating more funds, as some regions still relied on the state budget for 80 percent of their regional income.He also urged the government to be more firm in enforcing large-scale social restrictions and to not rely on people’s willingness to adhere to them. In a recent meeting with the House of Representatives, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto said the shortage of protective gear and medical workers to administer tests and provide treatment for the disease were impeding the country’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.“Our first obstacle [in fighting COVID-19] is obtaining a sufficient number of personal protective equipment, such as hazmat suits and surgical masks. The entire world is experiencing high demand for such equipment,” Terawan said on Thursday, adding that the shortage had also hindered authorities from administering rigorous testing programs to detect the disease earlier and more accurately. (mfp) “It is not too late,” Daeng said over the weekend as reported by was responding to research conducted by Katadata Insight Center, which revealed that neighboring provinces of the capital city, namely West Java and Banten, had insufficient healthcare facilities.The research showed that although Jakarta remained a COVID-19 epicenter, having recorded the highest number of cases in the country with 1,124, half of the nation’s cases—its healthcare facilities were more adequate than other regions. The research also pointed out provinces that were not prone to the novel coronavirus such as West Sulawesi, Central Kalimantan and East Nusa Tenggara, but they too were dealing with inadequate healthcare facilities.Daeng said the government should use the research as a basis to formulate a policy for regional administrations to reduce the susceptibility of transmissions in Jakarta and increase the healthcare capacities of other regions. “Both need to be done promptly,” he said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Mesut Ozil posts cryptic Instagram message after being axed by Mikel Arteta vs Man City

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Skip Ad Read More PLAY 1 min. story Read More / Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement About Connatix V67539 It was a frustrating night for Arteta without Ozil. His plans were severely disrupted when injuries to Granit Xhaka and Pablo Mari forced him into making two early changes. ‘Everything went wrong from the first minute,’ Arteta said. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Every possible accident that could have happened hopefully happened today.’ Asked whether the injuries were a consequence of the three-month lay-off, he added: ‘If they were muscular injuries, maybe yes. But these ones I don’t think so.’Should Arsenal sell Ozil?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Ozil was left out the squad (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil posted a cryptic message on Instagram after being axed by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta for their 3-0 mauling at the hands of Manchester City. Ozil didn’t even make the nine-man bench for Wednesday night’s defeat to Pep Guardiola’s side, with Arteta claiming it was a ‘tactical decision’.The Arsenal boss said after the match: ‘I’m going to select the players for the day that we believe as staff that are the best for the day and that’s it.’Ozil is the higest earner at Arsenal, raking in a huge £350,000-a-week and had been in good form under Arteta before the season was halted due to the coronavirus crisis. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Read More Full Screen Read More Coming Next Video Settings Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 Skip by Metro Details are yet to emerge of what’s happened behind the scenes, but Ozil has fuelled speculation further with a cryptic post on social media.Alongside a picture of him holding the Arsenal badge, the 31-year-old World Cup winner wrote: ‘No matter what … #M1Ö @Arsenal’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jun 2020 12:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link741Shares Top articles Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Mesut Ozil posts cryptic Instagram message after being axed by Mikel Arteta vs Man City SPONSOREDlast_img read more

K Line, NYK and Partners Eye LNG Bunkering in Japan

first_imgJapan’s shipping majors K Line and NYK Line have launched joint discussions with two compatriots on establishing an LNG bunkering business in Japan.Namely, K Line and NYK Line, together with electric utilities provider Chubu Electric Power and trading company Toyota Tsusho Corporation, are looking to commercialize a new business to supply liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel to ships in the country’s Chubu region.The four companies will jointly discuss specific LNG customers and supply methods in preparation for the commercialization of LNG bunkering business.The talks were launched on the back of expectations that LNG would become an important alternative to heavy fuel oil due to its relatively low emissions of air polluting substances and greenhouse gases.Compared to heavy fuel oil, the use of LNG can reduce emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter by 100%, nitrogen oxides (NOx) by as much as 80%, and carbon dioxide (CO2) by some 30%, K Line said.As such, LNG would enable ships to meet increasingly stringent international regulations on emissions.last_img read more

Baseball Sectional Pairings Released By IHSAA

first_imgThe IHSAA has released the 2104 Baseball Sectional Pairings.A field of 388 teams and 7,335 student athletes will begin play next week as the pairings for the 48th Annual IHSAA Baseball StateTournament Series were drawn this morning in Indianapolis.Sectional competition begins Wednesday, May 28, and continues through Monday, June 2, with the 64 champions advancing to afour!team regional on Saturday, June 7. Two semifinal games will be played early that day at each site with the two winnersreturning for a championship game that evening. The 16 regional winners will be assigned to four semi!state sites and play a singlegame on Saturday, June 14, with the winners moving into their respective state championship games.WRBI Area Baseball Sectional Games.Class 3A-Sectional29 @ Greensburg.Wednesday (5-28): Game 1 @ 5 PM-Greensburg vs Franklin County.Game 2 @ 7:30 PM-Batesville vs Lawrenceburg.Friday  (5-30):   Game 1 @  5 PM-Wednesday’s Winners.Game 2 @ 7:30 PM-Rushville vs South Dearborn.Monday  (6-2):   Championship Game.  5:30 PM.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Austin.Game 1: Milan vs. Switzerland County.Game 2: South Ripley vs. Austin.Game 3: Winners from Games 1 and 2.Game 4: North Decatur vs. Southwestern (Hanover).Championship: Winners of Games 3 and 4.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Shawe Memorial.Game 1: Rising Sun vs. Jac‐Cen‐Del.Game 2: South Decatur vs. Oldenburg Academy.Game 3: Game 1 vs. Game 2 Winners.Game 4: Hauser vs. Shawe Memorial.Championship: Winners of Games 3 and 4.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ East Central.Game 1: Shelbyville vs. Bloomington South.Game 2: Columbus East vs. East Central.Game 3: Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 Winners.Game 4: Bloomington North vs. Columbus North.Championship: Winners of Games 3 and 4.Baseball Sectional 2014 DrawThis year’s four state championship games, scheduled for Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, will be played at Victory Field inIndianapolis, home of the Triple!A franchise Indianapolis Indians.Courtesy of The IHSAA and Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.last_img read more

Motorsports News X1 Racing League plans to invest over Rs 100 crore in next 3 years

first_imgNew Delhi: X1 Racing League, in which ex-CEO of FreeCharge Kunal Shah and Jitendra Gupta of PayU are investors on Thursday said it proposes to invest over Rs 100 crore in the next three years to promote motor racing.The X1 Racing League, which is the brainchild of India’s international car racers Armaan Ebrahim and Aditya Patel, is scheduled to be held in the first quarter of 2019.The race will be a mix of track and street circuits and will see eight city-based franchise teams, each comprising of 2 custom-made cars and 4 drivers.The investors comprise—Rattha Group from Chennai, Mumbai-based White Unicorn Ventures, AngelList India LLP from Delhi, Jitendra Gupta of PayU and ex-CEO of FreeCharge Kunal Shah.”X1 Racing League is well-positioned for high-growth and scale. The long-term success will hinge on the broadcast rights and distribution platforms, and the reach…,” Shah said in a statement.He added that the investors are confident with the innovations in product, packaging and the marketing strategy that has been mapped out, the media valuations would show right after the first edition, he added.White Unicorn Ventures Principal Founder Rohit Chokhani said the League is well-positioned for a global reach and make India a favourite destination for motorsports.Aditya Patel and Armaan Ebrahim founded Racing Promotions Pvt Ltd to launch the Xtreme1 (X1) Racing League and promote motorsports in India. For all the Latest Sports News News, Motorsports News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Elizabeth Styles partners with ECCB to stage 40-over cricket tournament

first_imgWinning team to receive $375 000WITH the aim to have as much cricket played on the East Coast corridor, United States-based company Elizabeth Styles last Sunday partnered with the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) to host a 40 overs round-robin cricket tournament.At the launching, which took place at the Better Hope Community Centre ground pavilion, the board received $500 000 towards the tournament.In attendance were Marketing Director of Elizabeth Styles, Kevin Thomas, president of the ECCB, Bissoondyal Singh, executives of the ECCB and captains of the clubs on the East Coast.Thomas, speaking at the ceremony, said the initiative gives us great pleasure to be associated with the game in Guyana.“While this is the fourth consecutive year that we are sponsoring cricket on the East Coast of Demerara, we have also in the past sponsored Under-17, Under-19, and development programmes in Berbice.He added, “We believe that the ECCB is doing a great job, and we are quite satisfied with the way they have been administering these competitions, and as such we wish them well.”Singh in his presentation said that while the ECCB is facing challenging times as it relates to receiving subventions and financing from what is given to Guyana by Cricket West Indies, the board has managed to maintain a high level of cricketing activities.“Had it not been for businesses and companies like Elizabeth Styles it would have been a monumental task, and so on behalf of the ECCB, the clubs and teams on the East Coast, I would like to express sincere gratitude to the management and staff of Elizabeth Styles for their generosity,” Singh pointed out.Also speaking at the ceremony was the board’s vice-president, Raymond Barton, who explained that the tournament will attract teams as far as Abary on the East Coast.This year’s tournament will see the winners receive a sum of $375 000 and second-placed collect $75 000.The competition is expected to commence on Sunday.All participating clubs are asked to make contact with Barton on telephone number 626-0223 on or before Friday.last_img read more