Kamlesh Tiwari murder: U.P. police announce reward for nabbing 2 suspects

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh police on Monday announced a reward of ₹2.5 lakh each for apprehending the two suspects who committed the murder of Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari in Lucknow on October 18.Director General of Police (DGP) O.P. Singh said all aspects of the murder case, including a possible terror link, were being investigated by a special investigation team. “We are not ruling out any possibility,” he told reporters.When asked by if he was implying the involvement of a terror group, Mr. Singh said terrorist activities also had several types of modules like self-motivated module and terror outfit module.“We are looking at all aspects and connecting them, be it the Maharashtra module or the Gujarat module or the Haryana module,” he said.The three detained by the Gujarat ATS (Anti-Terrorism Squad) in Surat on suspicion of hatching the conspiracy to murder Kamlesh are being brought to Lucknow on remand for further questioning.So far, five persons have been detained in connection with the case, including two Muslim clerics from Bijnor who have also been named in an FIR.last_img read more

Breadwinner Cherry Rondina buys home for family in Cebu

first_imgDavid Beckham watches as Salford secures promotion at Wembley Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Cherry Rondina has yet to deliver the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball title to University of Santo Tomas but she has already provided her family a forever home.Rondina fulfilled her role as her family’s ultimate breadwinner, buying a house for her loved ones in her hometown of Compostela in Cebu.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedcenter_img Nevertheless, it was her vow to provide for her family and giving them the home they deserved was the least she could do to give back to them.Rondina said she made it a point for herself that when she moved to Manila for her schooling, it was also her duty to lift her family up.“I went here to Manila to prove a point that even though I grew up poor I will show to everyone who are losing hope that nothing will happen if you don’t work,” said Rondina, who led UST to a 1-0 series lead over Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball finals on Saturday.“You have to do it with effort. You just can’t do something for the sake of doing it. And before I arrived here I told myself ‘we won’t ever experience hardship ever agin.’”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “Basically, I embraced the role of breadwinner and I don’t want my family to be left behind,” said Rondina. “If they want something like this and I’ll give it to them, if they want to eat this food I’ll give it to them.”“I’m too family-oriented so I set aside my wants first and focus on what my family needs. If I don’t need this or that then I won’t buy it. What I really want in my life is to give back to my parents because I love them so much.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRondina’s new two-story house was built in a well-off area in Compostela and she said they will move to their new home by December.The Season 81 MVP added that it was almost a risky move for her to invest her earnings from her club team Petron in the Philippine Super Liga to buy the house and land. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

One-off Test: Captain Graeme Cremer helps Zimbabwe restrict Sri Lanka

first_imgCaptain Graeme Cremer took three wickets to help Zimbabwe restrict Sri Lanka to 293/7 at stumps Saturday on the second day of the one-off cricket Test.Zimbabwe made 356 in its first innings and leads the hosts by 63 runs.Cremer took the wickets of Kusal Mendis (11), Dinesh Chandimal (55) and Niroshan Dickwella (6) to finish the day with 3-100.Upul Tharanga top scored for Sri Lanka with 71 before he was run out.Asela Gunaratne is 24 not out and Rangana Herath undefeated on 5.Earlier, Craig Ervine made a career-best 160 to help Zimbabwe to a competitive first-innings score after resuming Saturday on 344/8. He faced 256 deliveries and hit 13 boundaries and a six for his second Test century. Cremer’s was the last Zimbabwe wicket to fall.No other Zimbabwe batsman reached 50.Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath returned 5/116, his 30th five-wicket haul in a Test match innings.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 may get side-mounted fingerprint sensor, super wide-angle lens

first_imgSamsung could be going back to its Galaxy S6 days and may launch a trio of Galaxy S10 phones next year. Recent reports all indicate that the company is working on three models of the Galaxy S10, perhaps to take on Apple’s trio 2018 iPhones expected later this year. Reports, however, have been varying as to what each Galaxy S10 model will bring to the table. This week, some new reports suggest that at least one of the models will sport a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and the top-end Galaxy S10+ model may come with a super wide-angle lens.If you’ve been following reports off late, the Galaxy S10 may come in three versions – a regular flat display model (codenamed Beyond 0), a Galaxy S10+ model with dual cameras and curved display (Beyond 1), and a top-end Galaxy S10+ model with a triple camera setup (Beyond 2). The triple camera Galaxy S10+ model will look to take on the Huawei P20 Pro, which is the first and as of now the only phone to sport a triple camera setup. A new report adds that Samsung will take things a notch higher by adding a super wide-angle lens to one of the cameras for all three models. You can check the concept of the Galaxy S10 with three cameras below. The concept also shows no rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Picture Courtesy: AllAboutSamsungThe report claims that the entry-level Galaxy S10 and the middle version will both get dual cameras with the primary sensor being a 12MP with variable aperture (f1.5/ f.24) and a 16MP secondary super wide-angle lens with a 16MP sensor and f/1.9 aperture. Meanwhile, the high-end Galaxy S10 model with a triple lens setup may see a 12MP primary camera with variable aperture, a 16MP super wide-angle sensor with f/1.9 aperture, and a third 13MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The report adds that the primary sensor will be placed in the middle while the other two will be on either sides.advertisementSeparately, SamMobile, which has been one of the more trusted sources when it comes to all things Samsung, claims that the entry-level Galaxy S10 model will get a fingerprint sensor on the side of the device while the more expensive two models will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. This does make sense considering companies like Vivo have already started deploying in-display fingerprint sensor on its phones this year, and Samsung will not want to trail behind.We cannot verify whether both the latest reports are true, but they more or less keep in line with what we have heard about the Galaxy S10 so far. The plus model will reportedly sport a 6.44-inch AMOLED display, while the middle variant with get a 6.2-inch AMOLED display and the low-end model will get a 5.8-inch display. All three phones If Samsung is indeed taking the Apple route, then the low-end Galaxy S10 will lose a few key Samsung features to keep it affordable. SO an in-display fingerprint sensor and curved display seem out of the question. Samsung might be seeing this phone as key to drive up sales, which it needs especially with affordable flagships like the OnePlus 6 and ZenFone 5Z now in the picture.last_img read more

A world of unforeseen half-timely justice

first_imgfeatures Former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is in pole position for the Qatar FC job once Unai Emery has been bundled through the door marked Faire Un. José Mourinho may be swinging his axe around like Gilius Thunderhead before Manchester United’s matches against Bournemouth in the league and Spurs in the Cup. “What is the criteria for a manager to choose a team? I only know one criteria: the way they play,” he tooted.The Pope’s Newc O’Rangers have suspended Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace pending an investigation into some tasty verbal pelters allegedly fired at manager Graeme Murty after Sunday’s 4-0 shellacking by the Queen’s Celtic.Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso faces three games on the naughty step after being charged with violent conduct by the FA.And City has done it again! The Premier League champions have been told they’ll not face a transfer ban after being cleared of wrongdoing in signing Argentinian whippersnapper Benjamín Garré. If you’re celebrating now clap your hands! STILL WANT MORE?On 4 July 1998 Dennis Bergkamp took three divine touches, scored the perfect goal and sent the Netherlands into the semi-finals – our World Cup stunning moments series continues with this belter by Rob Smyth. Read more Helluva moment. Photograph: VI-Images via Getty Images Share on Messenger Twitter Pinterest SO VAR STILL MEHWhen is half-time not half-time? When it’s not actually half-time. Or it kind of is, but also in a way isn’t. Look, we’re sorry, but The Fiver hasn’t completely decided what the punchline of this joke should be, or even if it merits a punchline at all. Would you mind just waiting here while we think about it? Won’t be a minute, we’re just going to confer with a trusted adviser via ill-fitting radio earpiece.Of course, as the saying nearly goes, half-time waits for no man. Except, that is, for referee Guido Winkmann, who – in what is believed to be a global first – rendered Monday’s already meaningful Bundesliga match between relegation-threatened Mainz and demotion-haunted Freiburg unforgettable by awarding the home side a penalty five minutes into the interval. For those who have somehow missed the story, it goes like this: in the final moments of the first half, Daniel Brosinski’s cross struck Marc-Oliver Kempf and deflected to the Freiburg keeper, Alexander Schwolow. “At the time I had no idea that it might have been a handball,” the referee told hacks later (as if this sorry situation wasn’t already bad enough, the Germans compounded it by disgracefully allowing the referee to publicly explain his decisions, shamefully clarifying the situation in a way that is rightly outlawed in England). He blew for half-time, and the players headed for the dressing-rooms. “Then from [the Bundesliga’s VAR HQ in] Cologne came the suggestion I check the replays, because there had been a handball. I briefly indicated that the players should wait, and ran over to watch the move again. I saw the defender’s outspread arm, and the ball undoubtedly hit his hand.”Unlike half-time, players really do wait for no man, even this one. So he had to fetch most of them from the dressing-rooms. They were ushered back to the pitch with a nod and a Winkmann, Pablo de Blasis crashed in the spot-kick and Mainz had taken an improbable lead. For Freiburg this must have felt like the cruellest of blows, a decision that was both hard to swallow and hard, in particular, on Schwolow. In fact the correct decision had been made, just in a particularly curious way. However, Winkmann explained that “had this happened after the final whistle, we would have been unable to intervene”. It seems puzzling and unjustifiable that an incident missed by the officials in the 45th minute should remain punishable while an identical one in the 90th is not, an anomaly that currently sits at No 1,804 on the big list of VAR-related gripes.Reader, this is a new world, a world of unforeseen half-timely justice. From now on it seems no player will be able to enjoy their oranges without worrying about also having to digest half-time yellows and reds. QUOTE OF THE DAY“They are using weapons instead of using their brains” – Newport forward Frank Nouble, whose friend died after being caught in the crossfire between rival gangs, speaks to Ed Aarons about the terrible effects of violence in London. RECOMMENDED LISTENINGHere’s the latest Football Weekly podcast.RECOMMENDED LOOKINGDavid Squires on … celebrating victory, celebrating together! Share on Pinterest Twitter “You won. Fine. Now win again. Win better.” Barney Ronay on what Pep must do next. Yes, it involves winning Big Cup and entering frontier territory. Suzanne Wrack’s weekly women’s football blog takes in fixture congestion for England’s European contenders.Joe Hart’s clangers are more high-profile than the revamped children’s TV show, but his experience alone will more than likely earn him a place in Russia, writes Ed Aarons. Oh, and if it’s your thing … you can follow Big Website on Big Social FaceSpace. And INSTACHAT, TOO!KER-YES! Football Share via Email Topics Facebook Facebook Zings. Illustration: David Squires/The Guardian SUPPORT THE GUARDIANProducing the Guardian’s thoughtful, in-depth journalism – the stuff not normally found in this email, obviously – is expensive, but supporting us isn’t. If you value our journalism, please support us by making a one-off or recurring contribution.THE FIVEЯYes, it’s our not-singing, not-dancing World Cup Fiver. Out every Thursday lunchtime BST, here’s the latest edition.FIVER LETTERS“On following JJ Zucal’s link (yesterday’s Fiver letters), I was intrigued to discover that Burnley manager Sean Dyche is sponsored by Putsborough Beach Shop Cafe. Putsborough, that well-known Lancashire village in, er, north Devon. One wonders how this intriguing relationship began and clearly prospered? Are other teams’ managers sponsored by chirpy eateries located at a fair old hop-and-a-skip from their respective home grounds?” – Kevin McKee.“In response to Scott Henderson (yesterday’s letters) about Wayne Shaw’s to-eat-or-not-to-eat pie dilemma, technically there was another option. He could have blitzed the pie in a blender then drunk it out of a glass, or perhaps through some sort of massive straw, thereby rendering the decision as to whether he had actually ‘eaten’ it completely subjective, and absolving himself of any blame” – Matt Fox.Send your letters to And if you’ve nothing better to do you can also tweet The Fiver. Today’s winner of our prizeless letter o’the day is … Matt Fox.THE RECAPGet the best of Big Website’s coverage sent direct to your inbox every Friday lunchtime (GMT). Has the added bonus of being on time. Sign up here.NEWS, BITS AND BOBSFifa has charged Ethics World Cup hosts Russia with fan racism during the 3-1 defeat by France in St Petersburg last month.Meanwhile, footage of a bear performing for supporters at a Russian third-tier match between Mashuk-KMV and Angusht has been condemned as “shocking and inhumane”. Animal welfare charity Peta added: “Using a bear as a captive servant to deliver a football is downright dangerous.” Facebook Share on Twitter Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Twitter Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Sakes. Photograph: AP Reuse this content The Fiver From Leicester-Fleetwood to Mainz-Freiburg, VAR’s highs and lows so farlast_img read more

Construction of IJmuiden Sea Lock Gains Momentum

first_imgzoom A year since the launching of the construction of the new sea lock at the North Sea Canal entrance in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, activities are well underway on making the project a reality.This month has seen the official start of the construction of the new lock control building, and the relocation of the two waiting buildings on the North Lock.Work also continues on the diaphragm walls for the lock chamber and on the diaphragm walls for the dividing dam.By the end of this month, the fourth and final layer of concrete will have been poured for the floor of the outer lock head and the second layer for the floor of the inner lock head. Each lock gate recess needs about 4,000 cubic metres of concrete.In the two cofferdams, concrete pouring for the floors is underway while reinforcement steel for the walls is now being installed. Construction of these walls will continue into next year.“The next step in the construction process is the construction of the walls. The walls will be built on the concrete floor and will be no less than 27-meters high! In the meantime we are going to sink the entire structure in two phases,” Rob Gordijn, OpenIJ’s Area Manager, explained.Eighteen construction blocks, being built in South Korea, will be needed for the three lock gates. When in open position, the lock gates are stored in the lock gate recesses.The first ‘Small Box’ for the new lock gates was completed and moved out of its construction hall two weeks ago.Each lock gate will be constructed of a total of six blocks: three upper blocks and three lower blocks which together will form one massive lock gate.The sea lock, which will be 500 meters long, 70 meters wide and 18 meters deep, will provide better accessability to the Amsterdam port region for next-generation ships and will be able to operate in all tides. The lock is also expected to reduce waiting time for ships.Under the project, the new lock is scheduled to be constructed by the end of 2018, when the testing phase is planned, and it will be available for shipping in 2019.The construction of the new IJmuiden sea lock was awarded to Consortium OpenIJ, consisting of BAM-PGGM and Volker Wessels-DIF, which is responsible for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the new lock for a period of 26 years.Once constructed, the IJmuiden lock would be the world’s largest lock, according to the Dutch government.last_img read more

CSL Group Oldendorff Carriers Join Trident Alliance

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Dry bulk shipping companies CSL Group and Oldendorff Carriers have become the newest members of Trident Alliance, a network of shipping companies and other stakeholders working together for effective enforcement of sulphur regulations. As members of the Trident Alliance, CSL and Oldendorff Carriers have committed to compliance with the new IMO 2020 maritime sulphur cap and  support ‘robust and transparent’ enforcement of these regulations.“Safety and environmental stewardship are fundamental corporate objectives and core values at CSL,” Louis Martel, President and CEO of CSL Group, explained. “So we are delighted to join the Trident Alliance and add our voice to the growing calls for fair enforcement of environmental compliance,” he added.“We are pleased to join the Trident Alliance to broaden support for effective regulatory enforcement, and we look forward to working with other industry stakeholders to reach our shared objectives,” Peter Bagh, Chief Operating Officer at Oldendorff Carriers, pointed out.“I am very happy to welcome The CSL Group and Oldendorff Carriers to the Trident Alliance,” Roger Strevens, the Chair of the Trident Alliance and VP of Global Sustainability for Wallenius Wilhelmsen, said.“Our coalition has swelled to include 49 shipping owners and operators from around the globe, all sharing a common interest in effective enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations and the will to collaborate to help bring it about,” Strevens continued.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Cape Breton Island Antigonish Update

first_img Drivers are asked to remain off the roads today, Feb. 27, acrossCape Breton Island and Antigonish County due to inclementweather. The Canso Causeway is now open to one lane of escorted traffic.However, high winds may force a short-term closure at a moment’snotice. Travellers planning to cross Cape Breton are asked to postponetheir trip until conditions improve. Roads are blocked due to drifting snow conditions, including theCabot Trail from Margaree Forks to Cheticamp and Route 395. Poorweather is expected to continue until Saturday, Feb. 28. Staff from Nova Scotia Transportation and Public Works areworking non-stop to open the arterial road system. Local roadswill be opened as weather conditions permit. -30- TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS-Traffic Advisory, Cape Breton Island, Antigonish, Updatelast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_imgNEW WORK CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Traffic on Highway 125, between Exit 6 and Grand Lake Road, will be slowed by twinning construction until Monday, Dec. 3. Drivers should expect slow-moving traffic and be aware of trucks turning during construction. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Beaverbrook Bridge The Beaverbrook Bridge on the Cabot Trail, Middle River will be reduced to one lane for culvert repairs until Thursday, Nov. 22. Traffic signals in place. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 105, Little Bras d’Or Bridge Traffic on Highway 105, the Trans Canada Highway, is being detoured onto the new Little Bras d’Or Bridge, while work is being done on a water pipeline. When work is complete, traffic will return to the existing bridge until work is completed on the new bridge approach road. Drivers should travel with caution. The new bridge is scheduled to open at the end of November. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Welshtown Bridge The Welshtown Bridge on Welshtown Road, Welshtown will be closed to all traffic for bridge construction from Monday, Nov. 19, until Friday, Dec. 21. Detour signs are in place. Detour on Highway 203, known as the Ohio Road, Trunk 3, and Upper Clyde Road. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, Exit 23 eastbound off Westville Road and MacGregor Avenue’s ramp and intersection, will have periodic lane closures for the installation of traffic signals, patching and paving until Monday, Nov. 19. Traffic control people are on site. Please take alternate route if possible. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Red Bridge, Big Baddeck The Red Bridge on the Old Margaree Road in Big Baddeck is closed to traffic. A detour is in place. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced by the end of March 2013. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Traffic on sections of Route 316, west of the intersection of Whitehead Road, is reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, Nov. 23. Traffic control people are on site and a pilot vehicle will guide drivers safely through the construction area. Drivers should travel with extra care. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 7 Trunk 7, Tangier to Spry Harbour, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Some night work may be required. CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Big Pond Bridge Route 305 will be closed between Florence and Sydney Mines at Big Pond Bridge for repairs from Monday, Nov. 19, until Friday, Nov. 30. A detour is available on Highway 105. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Highway 3 Traffic on sections of Highway 3, from Exit 32A to the intersection of Route 308 at Tusket, will be reduced to one lane for culvert replacement and paving until Friday, Nov. 23. -30- HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Intersection Route 333/Trunk 3 Intersection Route 333/Trunk 3 will have stop and go traffic for installation of traffic signals, asphalt patching and repaving until Friday, Nov. 30. Work takes place at night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Mooseland Road Mooseland Road near Jacket Lake will be reduced to one lane for about six kilometres for paving until Friday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. CONTINUING WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: West Ship Harbour Road West Ship Harbour Road will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. QUEENS COUNTY: Potanoc Bridge Weather permitting, Potanoc Bridge will be closed for repairs until Friday, Nov. 16. The detour route is via the Milton Bridge, about 1.5 kilometres south of Potanoc Bridge. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 105 Highway 105, from St. James Road to Groves Point, will have one-lane closures for milling and repaving until Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Exit 3 east for about four kilometres, to Old Landfill Road in Mount Uniacke, will be reduced to one lane for widening, milling, guardrail and shoulder work. When work is complete, Old Landfill Road west to Exit 3 will be reduced to one lane. The project is expected to be completed by Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: Riverside Road Riverside Road, from Trunk 4 north to Cenotaph Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving and road repairs until Friday, Nov. 30. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, Country Harbour Mines, will have alternating one-lane closures for ditching, installation of pipes, asphalt patching and repaving until Friday, Nov. 23. Traffic control people and pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge will be closed until further notice. A detour will be available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road.last_img read more

Security Council demands end to Mali violence urges parties to reach peace

The Government of Mali and the signatory and adherent armed groups of the Ouagadougou Preliminary Agreement must resume without delay the inter-Malian negotiation process in Algiers, the 15-member body urged in a Presidential Statement approved this morning.“The parties have a responsibility to the Malian people and the international community to reach a durable peace agreement,” the Security Council stressed, calling on all actors who have influence on the Malian leaders to urge them “to negotiate seriously and in good faith.” “The Security Council urges the parties to seize the historic opportunity offered by the inter-Malian negotiation process in Algiers, in which all neighbouring countries and relevant regional and international partners are involved, to support lasting peace in Mali,” the Council said. In the meantime, those involved in the Malian conflict must “refrain from any action, whether direct or conducted through proxies, that jeopardizes prospects for peace,” the Council stressed, emphasizing that it would consider appropriate measures, including targeted sanctions, against those who resume hostilities and violate the ceasefire. Underscoring that only a comprehensive peace agreement can bring lasting security to Mali, the Council deplored the continued violence in the north of the country and demanded all parties respect the ceasefire agreed to on 23 May 2014, as well as the declaration of the Cessation of Hostilities signed in Algiers on 24 July 2014. The Security Council emphasized that the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali, Mongi Hamdi, and the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) should play a leading role, in conjunction with the other members of the international mediation team, to oversee implementation of a peace deal, of which primary responsibility rests with the Malian parties. The Council acknowledged the sacrifices of MINUSMA’s troops and condemned all attacks against its peacekeepers. Such attacks may constitute war crimes under international law, the Council noted, calling on MINUSMA to implement its mandate using all necessary means within its capabilities, including preventing the return of armed factions, protecting civilians, and responding to attacks against its personnel.“The Security Council welcomes the decision of the Secretary-General to launch an independent inquiry to determine the facts surrounding the tragic incidents that took place on 27 January 2015 during a violent demonstration in front of the MINUSMA base in Gao, in the North of Mali, and the reported death of at least 3 protesters,” the statement said.Drawing on lessons from the previous peace agreements, which did not achieve a durable peace in Mali, the Council urged Malian parties – and called on the members of the international mediation team – in Algiers to devise “concrete oversight mechanisms that will ensure the full, faithful and immediate implementation of a future comprehensive and inclusive peace agreement.”In addition, the provisions relating to the participation of women, sexual violence and child protection must be taken into account during the on-going negotiations and any possible outcome. The Government in Mali has been seeking to restore stability and rebuild following a series of setbacks since early 2012, including a military coup d’état, renewed fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels, and the seizure of its northern territory by radical Islamists. Throughout much of this time, Mali’s north has remained restive and, in recent months, MINUSMA and its “blue helmets” have come under repeated violent attack. read more

Over 90000 homes may have dangerous levels of radon gas just 8

first_imgA map showing what areas could have higher-than-normal levels of the gas. Source: RPII.ieClick here to view a larger version.TENS OF THOUSANDS of homes across the country could be at risk of cancer-causing radon gas, but just a fraction have been checked according to Ireland’s radioactivity watchdog.Many homes can be easily checked for the gas.Radon is a common radioactive gas, making up a portion of natural background radiation nationwide, produced by the decay of several forms of rock, such as limestone and granite.In higher concentrations in certain areas it can pose a danger to health, and is linked to 250 cases of lung cancer each year.The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) has released figures showing that 181 homes have been identified as containing “high levels” of the gas in past eight month.Four homes – two in Ballindooley and Castlegar, Co. Galway, one in the Campile area of Co. Wexford and one in Ballisodare, Co. Sligo – had levels equivalent to 15 chest X-rays a day.Roughly 8,000 other homes identified as high-risk have been checked.However, the risk posed by the gas is still unknown for the 83,000 homes in danger areas. File photo of one style of radon test kit. Source: WikimediaHomeowners can purchase radon detectors, or contact the RPII to request a house check.“Of concern to us is that only 1 in 4 homeowners, having tested and found a high reading, have taken action to reduce the high level of radon present,” chief executive Dr Ann McGarry said.That means three quarters of homeowners are living with the knowledge that they are putting their family at risk when the problem can easily be fixed.Remedial work when high levels of radon are found include the installation of fan-assisted sump, costing in the region of €850.More information on how to test your home is available on RPII.ieRead: Selling your home? You might have to test it for radon >Calm down: Higher radiation levels at Sellafield were just ‘background radon’ >last_img read more

Watch YouTuber Sends Big Mac Burger Into Space Eats It

first_imgStay on target PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashYouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law Violation How does a burger taste after it’s been in space? One man decided to find out by launching a McDonald’s Big Mac “100,00 feet, 24 miles high” into space, where temperatures drop to minus 50 degrees Celsius.UK YouTuber Tom Stanniland, known as Killem on the video-sharing platform, told his more than 2 million followers that he set out to not only send the “first McDonald’s [burger] into space, but to also actually eat one” that has breached the Earth’s atmosphere.“I’ve seen people send stuff to space but no one ever sent a burger to space, so I wanted to be the first to give it a go! It took a couple of weeks of preparation, to make sure we had everything exactly how it needed to be,” Stanniland told achieve his goal, Stanniland used a weather balloon, four canisters of helium, a GoPro camera, the Big Mac burger, and glue to fasten the burger into a polystyrene box. One part of the burger was left unglued so he can eat it upon its return.“There’s so many things that can go wrong!… I’ve done maths for the first time in years,” Stanniland said in the 20-minute video. He said the GoPro could freeze or overheat, the string could snap, the balloon could pop, or the tracker could stop working.We always knew the Big Mac was out of this world… “The mystery of the ‘spaceburger’ with the camera attached”— McDonald’s UK (@McDonaldsUK) March 29, 2019After one failed attempt, the YouTuber was able to launch the balloon. As he waited for its return, there were fears that the tracker was lost, but the Big Mac did eventually land back on Earth — actually, in a football field.When Stanniland finally took a bite of the Big Mac, he found it dry, powdery, and frozen. “I had to chew for about two minutes and force it down,” he told “I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody.”In response to Stanniland’s space mission, McDonald’s UK tweeted: “We always knew the Big Mac was out of this world.”More on’s Drive Thru Gets AI UpgradeDriver Fights Ticket for Using Cellphone With ‘Hash Brown Defense’This Machine Can Cook and Assemble 100 Burgers an Hourlast_img read more

Jokanovic just needed more time

first_imgAccording to the former Fulham manager, he could have “turned things around” if he had more time to coach the English Premier League clubManager Slavisa Jokanovic took Fulham from the English Championship to the Premier League.But after a rough start of the 2018-2019 season, he couldn’t bring up the Cottagers from the bottom of the table.And now, according to a letter published by the BBC, the coach just needed more time.“I was still confident that we would have been able to turn things around,” he said.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“We have been on an exciting journey together.”“It all started when we avoided relegation to League One in my first season, before reaching the playoffs in my second year and then achieving promotion to the Premier League on an unforgettable day at Wembley back in May,” he added.“I feel that we gave the club’s fans a footballing identity and a team to be proud of.”“I know this team is very capable of better performances, which we will work on straight away as we prepare for Southampton at the Cottage,” he concluded.last_img read more

Ministry of Foreign Affairs on New York Times correction of the Immigration

first_img Bahamas repulsed by violence in Paris, says Minister Signing of the Air Passenger Information Services Agreement (APIS) Bahamas congratulates US and Cuba on diplomatic progress Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE3 February 2015On Saturday 31st January, the New York Times wrote a story which in the view of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs contained at least four material inaccuracies. Today the New York Times admitted its error by printing the following in its 3rd February edition:Because of an editing error, a picture caption on Saturday for an article about a new immigration policy in the Bahamas that critics say unfairly targets Haitians misstated the effects of the policy on the two boys shown, born in the Bahamas but of Haitian descent. The boys have always been considered Haitian; that is not among the policy changes. (The new policy requires everyone to hold a passport, and as of next fall will also require all schoolchildren who are not citizens to have a student residency permit.)The Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell speaking in Barbados tonight to Bahamian students welcomed the correction he said that he did not think that iy went far enough but he felt that the New York Times having conceded and admitted the error, the whole story by the New York Times collapses. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Fred mitchell, immigration story, new york timeslast_img read more

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2020 MercedesBenz GLC gets more power more tech at the Geneva Motor

first_img Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s reading • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC gets more power, more tech at the Geneva Motor Show 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet first drive: The uber-roadster 1:29 See All Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class gets an updated look for 2020 Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mercedes-Benz 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e review: Premium plug-in hybrid feels like an efficiency half-step Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mercedes-Benz 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC first drive: Luxury first, range second SUVs Luxury cars More From Roadshowcenter_img Share your voice Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment • 48 Photos 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 gets a much-needed tech overhaul Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Tags The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is the high-riding, crossover-shaped cousin of the well-liked C-Class sedan. So it only makes sense that, following the C-Class’ midcycle refresh for 2019, the GLC is getting a similar suite of updates as we head into the 2020 model year.Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show next week, the 2020 GLC-Class will continue to be offered in GLC300 guise in the US, with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. (AMG variants will no doubt be on the docket, and we expect to see those soon.) You’ll be able to spot the 2020 GLC300, thanks to its restyled headlights and taillights, in addition to new exterior colors and wheel options. Like the C300, the GLC300 is powered by an updated, 2.0-liter, turbocharged I4 engine that produces 255 horsepower — up 14 from last year — and 273 pound-feet of torque. Mercedes’ smooth-operating nine-speed automatic transmission handles shifting duties.Where the GLC differentiates itself from the C-Class is in the infotainment tech department. The 2020 GLC300 gets Mercedes’ new MBUX software, housed on a 10.2-inch touchscreen atop the center stack. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster sits to the left, controllable via thumb pads on the steering wheel. This is the same version of MBUX we’ve seen in other new Mercedes products, with great, high-res displays, and voice control.Enlarge ImageMercedes’ new MBUX infotainment system is housed on a 10.2-inch touchscreen atop the center stack. Mercedes-Benz More tech arrives by way of new driver-assistance features, including Mercedes’ lane-change assist and route-based speed adaptation, which is built into the Distronic adaptive cruise control, and can automatically slow the vehicle down as it approaches curves, junctions, etc.Following its debut in Geneva, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 will hit US dealerships in late 2019. Pricing is still unavailable, but the 2019 GLC300 starts at $40,700, so expect the 2020 model to come in a little bit higher than that. 0last_img read more

Newtok to Congress thank you for saving our village

first_imgExcited Newtok children sprint down temporary roads in Mertarvik, the site where the village hopes to relocate. (Photo by Christine Trudeau/KYUK)On the day President Trump signed a massive spending bill in Washington, D.C., Paul Charles and George Carl of Newtok sat down in a hotel conference room in midtown Anchorage to take stock of an event they still couldn’t quite believe was real.Listen nowThe budget bill included $1.3 trillion in spending and was more than 2,200 pages long. But for Newtok, there’s just one page that matters.That’s page 458. It doubles funding for the federal Denali Commission, giving the agency an extra $15 million. The commission said last week it plans to spend that money to help Newtok relocate, accomplishing a goal that’s been out of reach for more than two decades.Carl, Newtok’s village council vice president, said the decision is life-changing.“It’s like saving our people in that small village,” Carl said. “I’d like to thank who made this possible…Thank you very, very much.”Newtok Village Council vice president George Carl at home in November 2017. Behind him is a photo of himself, village council president Paul Charles and relocation coordinator Romy Cadiente with Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz / Alaska’s Energy Desk)Newtok is rapidly losing land to a combination of erosion and thawing permafrost and residents expect they’ll have to abandon their homes within a matter of years. The village first decided to move in 1994. It acquired a new site several miles away in a land trade with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2003. Ever since, the village has been trying to piece together enough funding to move.The $15 million in this year’s spending bill is just a fraction of what Newtok needs. The cost of moving the entire village is estimated at well over $100 million. But village council president Paul Charles said this is the crucial seed money that will make everything else possible.“It’s not that the whole village is going to relocate all at one time, but $15 million is a lot of money to build [homes],” Charles said.The relocation plan is unconventional: The village plans to retrofit old military barracks from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage and barge them out to the new site. Engineers estimate that will be cheaper than building new houses from scratch, helping to avoid some of rural Alaska’s high construction costs.  If all goes well, the new funding plus existing grants could go toward the construction of 28 houses at the new site, said village relocation coordinator Romy Cadiente. His goal is to have people living there full-time by the fall of 2019.At that point, Cadiente said the new site, Mertarvik, would be a permanent community. He hopes it would have enough residents to be eligible for traditional infrastructure funding, including money for a school, an airport and water and sewer systems.“We hope to attract additional agencies with the message, ‘This is not a conceptual design anymore,’” Cadiente said. “‘This is a real, active project. Can you please help us?’”Charles, Carl and Cadiente said the funding was the result of work by many people, from the Alaska congressional delegation and the Denali Commission to the village council’s relentless attorney, Mike Walleri, and countless federal and state officials.But Cadiente pointed out that the $15 million is a one-time funding stream. Several other Alaska villages are considering relocation, and even more need help dealing with erosion if they’re going to stay in place.They can’t all rely on a special act of Congress. Cadiente said ultimately, the country needs to find a different way to fund climate-related issues like coastal erosion.As for Paul Charles, he had a message for other villages facing a similar situation:“Don’t quit what you are working for,” Charles said, speaking in Yup’ik. “To accomplish what we are striving for, we go through difficulties, we keep working through the problems. We accomplish our goal when we keep working toward it.”Julia Jimmey at KYUK in Bethel contributed translations from Yup’ik to English for this report.last_img read more

Arjun Singh resigns from post of MLA

first_imgKolkata: Former Trinamool Congress legislator Arjun Singh who has recently joined BJP, resigned from his post of MLA on Friday. Singh tendered his resignation before the Speaker of the state legislative assembly Biman Banerjee.Singh is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the Barrackpore seat on BJP’s ticket. He has been pitted against Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi and the poll will be held on May 6. Singh has already been removed from his post of the chairman of Bhatpara Municipality on April 8, after a no-confidence motion was passed against him through secret ballot, where he lost 21-11.last_img read more

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first_img Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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Images courtesy of Bracco Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more October 29, 2014 — If Marvel’s Captain America can lay still during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam, so can kids. That’s the message of a special comic book designed to ease children’s fears before they undergo a scan, which requires them to lay still in a narrow, loud machine in order for it to produce clear images. The new Marvel Custom Solutions comic book is included in an “MRI Heroes Kit” developed by Siemens Healthcare and Marvel Custom Solutions in collaboration with Weill Cornell Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medical College. The kit is designed to empower young patients by educating them about the procedure in a gentle and compelling way.MRIs are capable of delivering high-quality scans of nearly every region in the body without utilizing potentially harmful ionizing radiation. But for all their benefits, MRI scans can create anxiety for children. The loud, clanging noise of the machines and the long duration of the scan can rattle patients (especially children) to the point where they require sedation. In rare circumstances, sedation can cause medical complications for patients, including allergic and adverse reactions. With a better understanding of the MRI procedure, children hopefully will be more likely to remain still for the lengthy imaging procedure.The MRI Heroes Kit – which includes 100 copies of the educational comic book, 100 hero-themed capes, 100 Captain America and Iron Man plush toys, an educational DVD and a mini-model¹ of a Siemens MRI scanner – is designed to help diffuse pediatric patients’ anxiety. In the comic book, Captain America’s nagging shoulder pain following a heated battle prompts Iron Man to urge his reluctant partner to obtain an MRI scan. The educational video walks patients through the process of an MRI exam by sharing the experiences of a fictional 10-year-old girl who recently received a scan. Children can play with the mini-model of a Siemens MRI scanner in the waiting room and read the comic book. The plush toy, which patients can hold during the exam, brings the comic book to life. And after the scan, patients can be awarded a hero cape as a reward for their valor. Weill Cornell Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian will be the first facility to use the kit, which will be made available to Siemens customers who purchase its MRI systems.“MRI remains one of the most powerful imaging tools we as clinicians have, but it can be particularly challenging to perform scans on children, who can be scared and have deep anxiety about the procedure,” said Robert J. Min, M.D., chairman of radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, radiologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and president of Weill Cornell Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian. “The MRI Heroes Kit provides children and their parents with the tools and information they need to be more comfortable with an MRI exam. By helping them understand what an MRI is, I am convinced we can make a difference.”¹ Works in Progress. The product is under development and is not commercially available. MR scanning has not been established as safe for imaging fetuses and infants under two years of age. 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CFPB Releases Nearly 8000 Consumer Complaint Narratives about Financial Companies

first_imgCFPB Releases Nearly 8,000 Consumer Complaint Narratives about Financial Companies Share in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Technology June 25, 2015 584 Views center_img Consumer Complaint Database Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Consumer Protection Act Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Five Star Institute 2015-06-25 Staff Writer For the first time, over 7,700 consumer complaints about problems they are facing with financial companies concerning mortgages, bank accounts, credit cards, and debt collection, among others, were released today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on their Consumer Complaint Database, according to a press release. The Bureau is also requesting input on how to engage the public in this influx of information so that consumers can understand the information and make comparisons.“The Bureau’s work improves as we hear directly from consumers,” said Richard Cordray. CFPB director “Every complaint tells us what people are facing in the financial marketplace. Publishing these consumer stories today is a historic milestone that we believe will lead to better outcomes for everyone.”The CFPB’s Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act highlights consumer complaints as an important part of their work, according to the release. As soon as the CFPB was established in July 2011, they began accepting complaints from consumers, and in June 2012, the CFPB launched the Consumer Complaint Database.The database includes basic, anonymous, individual-level information about the complaints received, including the date of submission, the consumer’s zip code, the relevant company, the product type, the issue the consumer is complaining about, and how the company handled the complaint, the Bureau says.In March 2015, the Bureau finalized a policy that would allow consumers to public share their narratives when submitting claims to the Bureau. Since this feature was launched, over half of consumers’ complaints were shared publicly.  Beginning today, consumer narratives will be added to the complaint database on a daily basis, without revealing personal information.The Bureau reported that as of June 1, 2015, it has handled more than 627,000 complaints. Mortgages and debt collection are the most popular topics mentioned in the database. The Bureau noted that the complaint process has helped consumers obtain hundreds of thousands of responses from companies and millions of dollars in monetary relief.The narratives provided by consumers give firsthand accounts of their experience, the CFPB said. These narratives help consumers make good decisions and also push companies toward improving the quality of their products and services.The CFPB Consumer Complaint Database is designed to allow users to:Search for specific product names or features.Highlight specific company practices and problems.Break down information by state.In April, the Five Star Institute (FSI) and Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS) released a report titled “Analysis and Study of CFPB Consumer Complaint Data Related to Mortgage Servicing Activities,” that address the concern that the complaints do not provide a full picture of the mortgage servicing industry.The FSI and BKFS report aimed to provide context and insight to complaints received by the CFPB by comparing the Bureau’s two predominant mortgage complaint categories, servicing and default, with loan trends. The report also included publicly available data from both the CFPB and mortgage servicers, as reported from the CFPB database.According to the report, mortgage-related complaints received by the CFPB are on the decline after an initial ramp-up period. Delinquent loans and foreclosures have also decreased. The report seeks to address of the question of whether these two stats are falling at the same rate and if there is a correlation between the two.”The information contained in this report plays an important role in measuring the scope of volume related to CFPB inquiries made, in juxtaposition to the total number of mortgage holders in the U.S. market,” said Ed Delgado, Five Star president and CEO.  “Through the data lens, we can clearly examine operational efficiency and defect while measuring progress in providing quality service to homeowners.”Click here to view the CFPB’s Consumer Complaint Narrative Policy.Click here to view the CFPB’s Request for Information.last_img read more