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Elavenil Valarivan joins elite list with maiden senior Shooting World Cup gold in Rio

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first_imgElavenil Valarivan joins elite list with maiden senior Shooting World Cup gold in Rio20-year-old Elavenil Valarivan won her maiden senior Shooting World Cup gold in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Elavenil became only the 3rd Indian shooter to win a World Cup gold in the women’s 10m Air Rifle category.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk Rio de JaneiroAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 10:12 IST Elavenil Valarivan won the 10m Air Rifle gold at Rio ISSF World Cup (@ISSF_Shooting)HIGHLIGHTSElavenil Valarivan won the 10m Air Rifle gold at Rio ISSF World CupElavenil becomes only the 3rd Indian woman to win a World Cup gold in the categoryAnjum Moudgil finished sixth in the 10m Air Rifle finalIndia’s Elavenil Valarivan became only the third shooter after Apurvi Chandela and Anjali Bhagwat to win a senior ISSF World Cup gold in the 10m Air Rifle in Rio de Janerio on Wednesday. The 20-year-old shot gold with 251.7 points while Seonaid Mcintosh from Great Britain took the silver with 250.6 points.With India already having secured the maximum of 2 Olympic quotas in the women’s 10m Air Rifle category, the Olympic quota on Wednesday went to Ying-Shin Lin from Chinese Taipei who finished with a bronze.Elavenil Valarivan had narrowly missed a place on the podium at the ISSF World Cup in Munich wherin she finished 4th in the final. However, on Wednesday, Elavenil was at her best, pipping senior compatriots Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela.#NationalSportsDay gets sweeter. @elavalarivan wins her first senior World Cupon the day GNSPF’s efforts are recognised through the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar! Thanking the universe! @narendramodi @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI @RaninderSingh @OfficialNRAI pic.twitter.com/tw1Yv1X3bTGagan Narang (@gaGunNarang) August 28, 2019While Anjum Moudgil finished sixth in the 8-woman final, Apurvi Chandela missed out on the final berth after finishing 11th in the qualification round. Elavenil shot 629.4 to finish fourth in the qualifying round while Moudgil shot 629.1 to finish fifth. Chandela failed to qualify after managing 627.7 points.India has now won three out of the four World Cup gold medals in the women’s 10m air this year. Such has been India’s supremacy that Mehuli Ghosh, shooting in the non-competition Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) section, shot a 629.1, which could have earned her a final spot as well.advertisementNotably, this is Elavenil Valarivan’s maiden medal at senior World Cup. The 20-year-old from Tamil Nadu had earlier won gold medals at ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney and Suhl in 2018.Also Read | I could barely sleep, couldn’t wait to face Federer: NagalAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Rameshlast_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,244.59, up 77.03 points).Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up 29 cents, or 6.64 per cent, to $4.66 on 13.2 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 25 cents, or 1.92 per cent, to $12.78 on 10.6 million shares.The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings. (TSX:TGOD). Health care. Down five cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $5.02 on 9.5 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Down 28 cents, or 1.21 per cent, to $22.92 on 8.4 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 14 cents, or 1.4 per cent, to $9.85 on 6.8 million shares.The Bank of Nova Scotia. (TSX:BNS). Financials. Down 30 cents, or 0.41 per cent, to $72.48 on 6.8 million shares.Companies reporting:Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Down 80 cents to $61.50. Canopy Growth has acquired AgriNextUSA, in a move to boost its hemp business in the United States. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. Earlier this year, Canopy was granted a licence by the state of New York to process and produce hemp, a member of the cannabis plant family.Air Canada (TSX:AC). Up two cents to $31.46, WestJet Airlines. (TSX:WJA). Up 28 cents to $19.24. Canada’s two largest airlines have at least one of the optional safety features on their Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft that were reportedly lacking on the jets that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia. Air Canada and WestJet Airlines both say they purchased disagree lights used by the aircraft’s software system during flight to avert stalls.Hudbay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM). Up five cents to $9.35. Hudbay Minerals has proposed numerous measures to reduce impacts on the environment, including what it says is an “unprecedented” use of dry-stack tailings to secure approval at its nearly US$2-billion copper mine in Arizona. The company plans to squeeze water for reuse from about 528 million tonnes of processed ore, the equivalent weight of close to 5,000 CN Towers, to reduce water use by about half compared with its consumption if it were to use conventional tailings. The Canadian Press read more

Could a text become your will The plans to revolutionise outdated legacy system

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first_imgCaroline Abraham, charity director of Age UK said: “Whilst we welcome this public consultation, any proposed changes must not create further barriers for people who wish to plan ahead, and ensure that older people are able to make their own decisions wherever possible, free from pressure and coercion.” Elizabeth Neale, partner in the private wealth team at law firm Bircham Dyson Bell, cautioned that weakening the current strict rules could have “worrying” implications for vulnerable people. She added that there could be “pressure on people to write something down or make a voicemail”.  Professor Hopkins added: “Any new law would protect vulnerable testators against possible undue influence, and certainly if there was any suggestion that that had been exercised, the court isn’t going to use the dispensing power. But this is a consultation, so if anyone has those concerns, they should let us know”.The proposals also suggest changing the law about mental capacity to make it easier to assess whether someone with dementia is able to make a will.  The current law dates from an 1870 case which provides when someone is making a will that “no disorder of the mind shall poison his affections, pervert his sense of right, or prevent the exercise of his natural faculties—that no insane delusion shall influence his will in disposing of his property”. The consultation adds that the test’s language “appears archaic” and is difficult to understand for non-lawyers. It suggests that the Mental Capacity Act, which is currently used to decide whether someone is capable of making a decision for themselves in other contexts, be used instead.The Commission has also suggested lowering the age someone can make a will from 18 to 16. The consultation, which launches on Friday, will run until November 10. 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. People will be able to use voicemail and text messages to make their wills, under a radical overhaul of inheritance laws proposed by the Government’s legal advisors. The Law Commission has branded the current legacy system ‘outdated’ and recommends it be revolutionised to keep up with the digital age.Under present laws, which date back to 1839, wills need to be written and signed by the ‘testator’ as well as two witnesses in order to be valid.The commission suggests those rules are “unclear” and “outdated”.The plans drawn up by the Commission  call for the law to be relaxed to allow notes, emails and voicemail messages to be used in place of a written will. Under the proposals, new powers would allow county and high court judges to decide “on the balance of probabilities” whether a recording or note is an accurate summary of a person’s wishes.Deathbed changes of heart could even be recorded and used to overrule an existing, valid will. The consultation document says that “there are strong arguments that it should apply not only to traditional written documents, but also where testators express their testamentary intentions in an electronic format, as well as in an audio or audio-visual recording.”But the Commission admits that the changes could add to family arguments as possible beneficiaries scour their relative’s communications for evidence that they had changed their mind.The consultation adds: “A person who is seriously ill in hospital may have more immediate access to a tablet or smartphone than to a pen and paper, and may be more able to speak than to write.“On the other hand, the potential recognition of electronic documents could provide a treasure trove for dissatisfied relatives. “They may be tempted to sift through a huge number of texts, emails and other records in order to find one that could be put forward as a will on the basis of a dispensing power.”The powers already exist in Australia, Canada, South Africa, and several US states. Law Commissioner Professor Nick Hopkins said: “Even when it’s obvious what someone wanted, if they haven’t followed the strict rules, courts can’t act on it.”But experts urged caution amid concerns that older people could be pressured into last-minute changes of heart. last_img read more

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