Rajnath assures Sikkim govt security of NH10

first_imgUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured the Sikkim government on Sunday that the Centre would ensure the security of National Highway 10, the lifeline of the landlocked State where essential commodities are running short because of the Gorkhaland protests in neighbouring West Bengal.Mr. Singh called up Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and discussed the situation in the State, especially in areas close to West Bengal.“I assured him that the Centre will ensure the safety & security of NH-10 and do everything possible to save the people of the State from any misery,” he tweeted.Mr. Singh also asked Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to coordinate with the West Bengal government and ensure the security of, and smooth traffic on the National Highway, which connects Siliguri in West Bengal to Sikkim capital Gangtok. According to reports, traffic was affected between Siliguri and Gangtok after drivers of West Bengal-registered vehicles stopped plying to Sikkim. Last week, some trucks registered in Sikkim were vandalised in Siliguri.The incidents of violence started after Mr. Chamling backed the demand for Gorkhaland and wrote to the Union Home Ministry, arguing that it was justified and long-pending.last_img read more

Death of children: Gorakhpur medical college principal resigns after suspension

first_imgR.K. Mishra, Principal of Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur was suspended for “negligence” on Saturday after 30 children died in the hospital allegedly without oxygen as the contractor ceased supply over dues.Dr. Mishra was suspended with immediate effect for his “irresponsible behaviour”, said Uttar Pradesh Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon in Gorakhpur.Hours later, Mr. Mishra resigned from the post citing “moral grounds”. In his resignation letter, Mr. Mishra acknowledged that he was “hurt” by the death of children in ward number 100, but distanced himself from the culpability. “There was no fault or negligence on my part in the death of children in the encephalitis ward. I am resigning on moral grounds,” he said.Probe orderedMr. Tandon, who along with U.P. Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh, took stock of the situation in the hospital, ordered a “high-level” investigation by the Principal Secretary to ascertain why there was a delay in the payment of the dealer’s dues and why the oxygen supply in the hospital was disrupted.Mr. Tandon said that the oxygen suppliers claimed they had written to the Principal on August 1 for payment of their dues, after which the Health Department dispatched the amount to the college on August 5. The administration, however, said it received the amount on August 7, Mr. Tandon said, adding that the supplier then claimed to have received the funds only on August 11, the day the deaths happened.The U.P. government is also under fire as the incident was reported just two days after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspected the hospital during his visit to Gorakhpur, his Lok Sabha constituency.Mr. Singh said though Mr. Adityanath discussed various issues in detail on August 9 during his visit, the officials in the 950-bed hospital did not refer to the important issue of oxygen supply during the meeting. “Yogiji had come here. But nobody referred to the important issue of gas supply,” Mr. Singh said.last_img read more

Open defecation continues to haunt Bhopal despite high ranking

first_imgWatch | Is India open defecation-free? Residents in several pockets of Bhopal continue to defecate in the open, even though it basks in the ODF++ status granted by the Centre. And large quantities of the city’s sewage is still disgorged untreated into water bodies, including a wetland of international importance.A city could be declared open defecation-free (ODF) ++ only if at any point of the day, not a single person is found to be defecating or urinating in the open, community toilets are functional, and faecal sludge and sewage is safely managed and not discharged untreated into water bodies. This must be verified by a third party, according to the Swachh Survekshan 2019.Open defecation is more pronounced in the 373 slums of the city. “The Municipal Corporation has constructed toilets. Still, some people are used to going out in an open field. Moreover, how do you expect to stop people from urinating in the open?” asked Ramesh Sharma*, a pan seller in Anna Nagar. Five temporary toilets and two Sulabh toilet complexes cater to around 1,000 residents of the slum.“It’s one thing to build toilets and another to change attitudes of people into using them,” he added.The survey has declared Bhopal the country’s cleanest State capital. But it slipped to the 19th rank this year, after securing the 2nd spot twice consecutively. “Around, 99% of them have access to clean toilets/urinals in public places,” it said for its residents.In Bawadia Kalan, 8 km away, Sonu Kumar*, a college student, and a slum resident, said more people used toilets than before. “Almost 90% of people use toilets which have regular water supply and are relatively cleaner than before. Yet, there are some who still venture out to get some fresh air.”“There may be one or two persons going out to defecate. But you need to focus on the positive aspects of the sanitation drive which has improved the situation drastically,” said Rajesh Rathore, Additional Commissioner, Bhopal Municipal Corporation and incharge of the State’s sanitation.The city had met the sanitation infrastructure needs, but attitudes would not change overnight, he said. “It takes years.”Urbanisation and seasonal migration, as with any big city, were increasingly throwing roadblocks in achieving sanitation goals, especially those relating to open defecation, said Mr. Rathore. “Members of a rural family may still be defecating in the open back in the village, an attitude that may remain unchanged even when they migrate to a city.” On October 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said rural India had declared itself open defecation-free.According to the 2011 census, the city had a burgeoning floating population of 96,193 persons, that stressed its resources. And 40,352 households had practised open defecation. Today, there are more than 19 lakh residents.As for safe discharge of sewage, the city treated merely 30% of it before releasing it in water bodies, such as the Bhojtal, a wetland protected under the Ramsar Convention. A ₹145-crore Bhojtal project was sanctioned last year for sewage network and treatment, according to an official of the Lake Conservation Cell, requesting anonymity.The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has roped in the Quality Council of India to undertake third party assessments of ODF+ and ODF++, based on requests from States.(*Names changed) Open DefecationVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0001:4601:46last_img read more

PacMay II: Russia or London

first_imgPacquiao peaking just right LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Pacquiao and Mayweather clashed in 2015 with the Filipino legend—suffering from an injured shoulder—finding it very difficult to chase the slippery counter-punching champion.That match has set a record as the richest ever for the sport of boxing with a reported revenue of $600 million.DowntimeOn Sunday night, Pacquiao entertained his team at his LA mansion by singing a famous Freddie Aguilar ditty.Another Filipino folk singer, Florante, was also around.Florante, now based in the United States, joined about 100 Team Pacquiao members and supporters who gave an audience as Pacquiao held a “mini-concert” on the eve of his traditional caravan to Las Vegas.At 40, Pacquiao is taking on a different approach in training. He now allows himself longer breaks to recover.On Sunday, he didn’t work out at all.Instead, he attended church service with his family in the morning. Then, he treated his followers to a Japanese lunch by booking for the entire afternoon the trendy Kabuki Restaurant located at the corner of Vine Street and Hollywood Boulevard.In the early evening, Pacquiao played the guitar and piano at the living room of his mansion along Plymouth Boulevard. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting WBA WELTERWEIGHT BOUT Two days before 2019, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao sparred for 10 rounds at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California—three rounds against Arnold Gonzalez, three against Lydell Rhodes and four against George Kambosos Jr. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is in the most intense phase of training as he prepares for his WBA welterweight world title defense against four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) of Cincinnati on Jan. 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 40-year-old Pacquiao’s training is being supervised by strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune and best friend Buboy Fernandez. —BOXINGSCENE.COM/WENDELL ALINEA-MP PROMOTIONSHOLLYWOOD—Like it or not, the sequel to the mega-rich fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is fast taking shape.Sources privy to the rematch said on Sunday that all parties were on board for a July date either in Russia or London. But Las Vegas is still not out of the equation.ADVERTISEMENT Afterward, he watched NBA games and, like he did every single night of his training camp here, handed out dollar bills to Team Pacquiao members who correctly guessed the winning team.Clearly, Pacquiao is in relaxed mood ahead of his fight against Adrien Broner on Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Not yetBut the supposed rematch fell through and Pacquiao signed up with Premier Boxing Champion, which is in alliance with Mayweather.His first opponent for the outfit turned out to be Broner, a 29-year-old four-division world champion who is sometimes called “Mayweather-lite.”“There’s got to be a reason why Floyd has been on TV, he wants the world to know he’s still there,” said Pacquiao consultant Freddie Roach on Saturday.But Pacquiao remained mum and said their previous meetings “were not planned. It was just coincidence. We just happened to be at the same place at the same time.”Mayweather has since fought 19-year-old mixed martial arts fighter Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition match in Japan on New Year’s Eve, expectedly won by the American.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The unbeaten Mayweather, supposedly on retirement now, is scheduled to visit Manila anew soon, according to the same sources.The flamboyant American fighter and promoter is also expected to be at ringside when Pacquiao stakes his WBA regular welterweight crown against Adrien Broner this Saturday (Sunday, Philippine time) at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThat would be the third time the two global boxing superstars will meet since bumping into each other in Japan in September last year when Mayweather, in an Instagram post, said he would face Pacquiao that December.Just recently, the two fighters were at a Los Angeles Clippers game at Staples Center. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View commentslast_img read more

Cricket: Indian cricket team needs a spin bowling coach. Laxman Sivaramakrishnan is ready

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement(Photo Courtesy: Times of India)Following the recent reports that the Indian cricket team is planning to appoint a specialist spin bowling coach, former Indian Leg spinner and commentator Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has decided throw in the hat.Even while the spin trio of Ashwin, Kuldeep and Jadeja ran riot against the Windies side in the 1st test, the struggle to pick wickets in overseas conditions has posted a serious problem in recent times.The recent England tour saw Kuldeep Yadav begin brightly by picking up 2 five wicket hauls. But as the series progressed, it was evident that the England batsmen especially Joe Root got the better of him.“All our spinners are good, but need fine-tuning. I’d like to help our spinners till the World Cup in the role of spin consultant/ coach, if the BCCI  approaches me with an offer. The middle overs – from 11 to 40 – is the period when we need to pick up the wickets. If our spinners take five wickets in this period for about 150, they’d have done their job. Otherwise, you’re looking at a potentially dangerous situation, where the opposition’s middle order is set to lunch into a slog in the last 10 overs,” Sivaramakrishnan, who represented India in nine Tests in the early 1980s, told TOI.The duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, who replaced Ashwin and Jadeja in the limited over format have so far done an exceptional job. Sivaramakrishnan who has observed both of them stated that the duo will need to improve more.“Kuldeep Yadav’s balance while delivering the ball needs to improve. His body isn’t synchronized properly, and his arms aren’t rotating in a round manner while delivering the ball. Yuzuvendra Chahal tends to drift to the leg and middle, which means the batsmen can look to smash him to mid-wicket, which is likely to be vacant since the two fielders on the on-side are likely to be stationed at deep square leg (for the sweep shot) and long-on.“Both Chahal and Kuldeep have the conventional leg-break and the googly, but they can add a top-spinner to their repertoire. They also need to be careful to not overuse the googly,” stated Sivaramakrishnan.Also Read:Cricket: Changes abound? Indian team’s performance to be appraised before second WI testlast_img read more

Whenever I hear any music I feel like dancing: Virat Kohli reveals on Chahal TV

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli is among the fittest athletes on the planet but even then he does get tired sometimes when the conditions are tough to play like it was in the Port of Spain on Sunday with the weather being hot and humid.Kohli still managed to score 120 runs from 125 balls at a strike rate of 96 and spent 179 minutes during his knock. He then came out on the field and took a stunning one-handed catch to send back Evin Lewis.It was an all-round effort from the captain which helped Team India beat West Indies by 59 runs (via DLS method) in the 2nd ODI and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.After the match Kohli made a special appearance on Chahal TV in which he revealed the secret behind batting and fielding in tough weather conditions.”It was very challenging because it had rained earlier in the day. That is why it was even more humid today.”My mindset has always been simple. I want to contribute in any way possible for the team. Be it catches or run outs, I want to do it all. Every player should adopt their lifestyle and discipline in such a way that they are able to give their 100 percent on the field.”If you don’t give it your all on the field then you are not doing justice to the team. I have changed my lifestyle, training and diet in such a way that I am able to contribute in any way possible for the team even in tough weather conditions. It all helps on such days when the conditions are tough. These small things help a lot,” Kohli told Yuzvendra Chahal.advertisementMUST WATCH: Chahal TV returns with #KingKohliFrom @imVkohli’s record 42 ton to his dance moves , @yuzi_chahal makes a smashing debut in the Caribbean. By @28anand #TeamIndia #WIvINDFull video here https://t.co/Cql7RCoaw1 pic.twitter.com/CCQu6dDRJABCCI (@BCCI) August 12, 2019Virat Kohli also revealed that even he was finding it tough to bat in the extreme humidity but kept going because the team needed him.”I was completely exhausted after reaching 60-65, honestly. But the situation was such that I had to continue playing the way I was. As a cricketer we should always realise that if you are thinking about the team then all the tiredness and exhaustion goes away.”It was very challenging because it had rained earlier in the day. That is why it was even more humid today,” Kohli said.During the first ODI Kohli was seen dancing on the field as the DJ played music during the rain breaks. Kohli danced with a member of the ground staff and was also joined by his good friend and former Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Chris Gayle in shaking a leg.Talking about his dancing skills, Kohli said he is in such a good space in his life that he feels like dancing whenever he hears any music.”I am enjoying myself on the field. This is a blessing for me. Whether I am the captain or not I don’t like to follow a typical mould. God has given me such a good life and opportunity that I can play for my country. It is important to enjoy such moments.”When the music is playing on the ground I like to dance, joke around with the opposition players. I am in a very good space in my life that is why whenever I hear any music I start dancing,” Kohli said.Also Read | Another masterclass in one-day cricket: Sourav Ganguly hails Virat KohliAlso Read | From Virat Kohli’s expression you know he badly wanted to score a hundred: Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Read | Feels good to get a hundred when the team wanted me to get one: Virat Kohlilast_img read more


first_imgAnother delay has been granted in the trial of a Dakota City, Nebraska woman accused of stabbing another woman to death in Sioux City.The trial of 21-year-old Melissa Camargo-Flores was scheduled to begin Tuesday in Woodbury County District Court, but court documents show the trial will now begin on March 3rd of 2020 at 9:30am.Camargo-Flores has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the Sioux City slaying of 24-year-old Kenia Alvarez-Flores on April 8th of 2018.Court documents say Camargo-Flores admitted stabbing Alvarez-Flores.Camargo-Flores told investigators she’d been involved in a relationship with the victim’s boyfriend.Authorities say the two women were not related.last_img

Video: Xavier’s Matt Stainbrook Interned For Dan Patrick Today

first_imgxavier matt stainbrook dan patrick showMonday, Xavier center Matt Stainbrook, one of the breakout stars of the NCAA Tournament, scored a pretty cool gig when Dan Patrick asked him to be his intern for the day. Here’s video of his entrance, which didn’t go very well. Stainbrook was called for a 3-second violation by Patrick for standing under the basket for too long. Luckily, he made up for it by later removing his hoodie to reveal that he’d worn his full Musketeers uniform to work.Stainbrook averaged 12.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest this past season. He may not be a future NBA star, but it looks like he’s got a bright future ahead for himself regardless.last_img

Kasautii Zindagii Kay new promo: Mr Bajaj aka Karan Singh Grover makes a smashing entry

first_img Next Kasautii Zindagii Kay new promo: Mr Bajaj aka Karan Singh Grover makes a smashing entryKasautii Zindagii Kay new promo: Karan Singh Grover will make his entry with an action-packed sequence.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 13, 2019UPDATED: June 13, 2019 17:01 IST Kasautii Zindagii Kay: Karan Singh Grover will enter the show on June 17 in 1-hour special episode.Post the exit of Komolika, fans are eagerly awaiting the entry of Mr Bajaj. Afterall, none other than Karan Singh Grover, who’s making a comeback on TV after a long time, is playing the part. His entry sequence is being shot currently as per our sources and will air on Star Plus on June 17 in a one-hour mega episode.Meanwhile, Star Plus has shared the glimpse of his entry in a promo. Smart, sharp and daring, Mr Bajaj loves to takes risks in his business and indulge in adventure sports. He shows his bungee jumping skills as he leaps off a building to launch the logo of his new company.”Khel ho ya business targets main khud tay karta hoon. Nammumkin se ek kadam aage,” says Bajaj.Take a look at the promo:According to reports, Mr Bajaj will bring a storm in Prerna and Anurag’s life and play a spoilsport in their union. Mr Bajaj will apparently force Prerna to marry him for sake of his daughter Sneha who cannot speak. She is the same girl who Prerna has saved from falling in a mall.The little girl is quite fond of Prerna and is getting closer to her. Mr Bajaj feels Prerna would prove to be a good mother to his daughter and hence blackmail her to marry him.advertisementKaran Singh Grover is thrilled to have bagged the role. “There was no choice. Anybody would have agreed to do this. It’s Mr. Bajaj. There were no second thoughts about it at all. There have been few changes made in the character and it has new dimensions. The new sketch has been done brilliantly by the writers and Ekta, of course. I too have given a few suggestions. Now, it’s all up to the audience,” he told indianexpress.com.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 last_img read more

Pemex SSA Mexico Ink MoU to Develop Site at Tuxpan Port

first_imgzoom Mexican petroleum company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and compatriot port operator SSA Mexico have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore the possibility of developing an oil port infrastructure in the Port of Tuxpan, Veracruz.“This agreement considers the analysis of a project in which SSA will adapt one of its anchoring positions for the receipt of oil and petrol products so that Pemex can use it, as well as the building of a duct that will connect this terminal to the Storage and Dispatch Terminal that Pemex has in Tuxpan,” Pemex said in a statement.In addition, the duo intends to explore the possibility of building a terminal with two fixed anchoring positions on Pemex-owned land by SSA Mexico.In the following two months, a work plan related to the project will be defined. The work plan will include the implementation of a cost analysis for the project stages, the corporation’s percentages, as well as the elements needed to enter into a binding agreement to the satisfaction of both parties, according to Pemex.Apart from refineries, petrochemical and gas processing complexes, Pemex has 83 land and maritime terminals as well as vessels and oil and gas pipelines.SSA Mexico, a subsidiary of Carrix, operates container, cruise, automobile and general cargo terminals in Mexican ports.last_img read more

CelebrityBiddingcom Is Making Dreams Come True

first_imgcelebritybidding.com has secured celebrity VIP experiences and rare signed celebrity memorabilia to benefit national anti-bullying charity Bully Zero Australia Foundation.Among the lots are a lunch date with Jessica Alba, to meet EMMY award winning host Mario Lopez and rare signed memorabilia from One Direction (with signatures from all 5 members), Justin Bieber, Whitney Houston, Taylor Swift and more.Celebrity Bidding operates as a fundraising platform for charities, for the launch event the benefactor will be BZAF.The platform raises these funds via a transparent reverse auctioning system that allows visitors to the website to make their dreams come true by donating to worthy charities in an attempt to secure the lowest unique bidding value.Celebrity Bidding and its auctions are completely free to enter. Users can obtain further bids through purchasing entry packages on the site, which in turn directly raises funds for BZAF.Celebrity Bidding has been designed for two key purposes. Firstly, the platform exists to benefit worthy charities. For its launch, Celebrity Bidding has partnered with national anti-bullying charity BZAF. 100% of net profits from the auction items will go to benefiting BZAF.Secondly, Celebrity Bidding exists to bridge the gap between the affluent and your everyday celebrity fan. Users can enter free into the auctions and then donate as they see fit to obtain further bids to secure their favourite items.This allows everybody the chance to make their celebrity dreams come true and helps to develop a sense of philanthropy in society at a time when the world is in need of some genuine kindness and goodwill.Celebrity Bidding is the vision of a humble Sydney painter by trade who has built the company from scratch through his own funding and hard work. He is driven by a passion to spread kindness in the world.last_img read more


first_img Facebook A quick scenario: you’re taking photos with your DSLR in front of a public building and a security guard comes outside to tell you that’s not allowed, what do you do?The right answer is you leave the premises – that is, unless you’re taking the photo from a sidewalk, in which case you have every right to keep snapping pics.With the proliferation of cameras on nearly all our devices, the laws surrounding photography in public spaces is becoming an increasingly important thing to familiarize yourself with, especially if being a commercial photographer is your full-time job. Login/Register With: Advertisement Sometimes it can be confusing, but most times it’s just about using your common sense.While Canada’s laws surrounding photography are pretty lax, it’s always better to treat every situation with discretion. Encounters with law enforcement and security are never fun – even when you’re in the right – and can lead to some uncomfortable interactions.Getting to know Toronto’s commercial photography by-laws will help you navigate the legality of your photo ops, as will a basic brush-up of your Criminal Code knowledge.If you don’t have time to go through all that right now, here are some quick guidelines to follow for some common photography scenarios.Public propertyYou’re allowed to take photos anywhere in and from Toronto’s public spaces (sidewalks, parks, streets, etc.) under the following conditions:You can’t be in the middle of doing something illegal while you photograph, like jaywalking , breaking and entering (we see you rooftoppers), or interfering with a crime scene. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Those who killed Kuwaitis in Iraq must be brought to justice Security

“The Security Council has strongly condemned the killing of Kuwaiti and third-country nationals by the previous Iraqi regime in violation of international law, especially the removal from Kuwait of civilian men and women, their execution in cold blood in remote sites in Iraq and a decade-long cover-up of the truth,” Ambassador Stefan Tafrov of Bulgaria, the current President of the 15-member body, said. He expressed hope that those responsible for these horrendous crimes would be brought to justice.In a statement read at a formal meeting, the President also extended condolences to the families of the victims and voiced continuing concern over their plight. The Council called on all concerned to work towards a satisfactory solution to the outstanding humanitarian aspects of the matter.The statement followed a closed-door briefing by Ambassador Yuli Vorontsov, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s High-level Coordinator on the issue of missing Kuwaiti persons and property. Ambassador Tafrov voiced “deep regret” that much of these assets have yet to be returned and urged continued attention to the problem. read more

Heres What Happened Today Saturday

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Protesters sit down outside the Israeli embassy Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandThe family of Irish woman Edel Mahady killed on MH17 have spoken out.Thousands of people attended a Gaza protest in Dublin. A woman was in court over the death of a man in a Rathfarnham house.Social welfare staff have been told to refuse dole to Greyhound workers.A councillor removed an Israeli flag from Dún Laoghaire.President Higgins sent condolences to the Dutch king after MH17.Parts of Cork were hit with flash flooding.The Defence Forces have been remembering those who died in service.‘Tiny Dancer’ Lily-Mae Morrison is officially cancer free.Dunnes Stores workers began their anti-apartheid strike 30 years ago today.INTERNATIONAL Pro-Russian fighters walk on a road beside the bodies of MH17 victims. Source: AP/Press Association Images#MH17: Investigators are still being denied full access to the site of the MH17 crash in Ukraine, which is controlled by pro-Russia gunmen.#GAZA: The death toll in Gaza has risen to 337 Palestinians and 3 Israelis on a day of heavy attacks. The UN chief Ban Ki-moon is heading to the region to bolster truce efforts.#SELFIE: A US teenager may face jail time on child porn offences after taking photos and videos of his own penis and sending them to his girlfriend.INNOVATIONThe stats don’t like: Shakira has set a new social media record after becoming the first person ever to reach 100 million likes on Facebook, ahead of Eminem and Rihanna. Spain has lifted a ban on six file-sharing websites saying there was “insufficient grounds” for the sites to be blocked. [BBC]PARTING SHOTThe New York Times runs a regular column called Modern Love in which people can submit their stories about the ups and downs of their romantic life. The stories are generally good, but often familiar. The most recent piece, however, is different. In it, a woman describes why she is visiting her ex-husband in hospital as he approaches death, even though their time together was so awful. [NYT]last_img read more

Palestinian family finds missing son by chance in YouTube video of his

first_img Since yesday we r looking 4 one of my relative who has lived in Shejaeya 1000s phone calls but no +ve info.his parents losing their control— Mohammed Alqattawi (@m_alqattawi) July 21, 2014 Source: Mohammed Alqattawi ㋛/Twitter By that night, however, his relatives appear to have, “by chance”, stumbled across not only news of his death, but a video showing it. THE FAMILY OF Salem Khaleel Shamaly made the horrific discovery that he had been shot dead, via a “chance” viewing of an online video earlier this week.In a further, cruel irony, the 23-year-old had himself been searching for his relatives when he was killed, apparently by a sniper’s bullet.Shamaly became separated from his family when they fled Gaza City over the weekend, setting off a desperate search on all sides.On Sunday, he took advantage of a two-hour ceasefire brokered by the Red Cross, to return to the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City, and attempted to locate his family. Moments before he is shot dead, Salem Khaleel Shamaly (in green t-shirt) leads a group to find his family in Gaza city. Source: Joe Catron via FlickrHowever, a video recorded by activist Mohammed Abedullah and posted to YouTube by the International Solidarity Movement, shows Shamaly’s horrific last moments.Stepping carefully through rubble – the area had been heavily shelled by Israel on Sunday – he can be heard calling out for loved ones, before a sudden crack of sniper fire.Shamaly – who was accompanied by a number of aid workers and human rights activists – attempts to get back up from the ground, but appears to be shot twice more.Here is that video, which contains images that some readers may find upsetting. Source: ISM Palestine/YouTubeThe tragic ironies surrounding his death have become clear in recent days.His cousin, Mohammed Alqattawi, on Monday described the desperation of his extended family in the search for their son. As of yesterday evening, Shamaly’s body appears not to have been recovered.American human rights activist Joe Catron, who witnessed Shamaly’s death, told the New York Times that Israeli shelling meant there was no possible way for him or others present to try to save the young Palestinian, or to retrieve his body.On Tuesday evening, Alqattawi tweeted that “his body is still here and no one can help to bring it back to us”.In a statement on Sunday, the Israeli Defence Forces described the Shejaiya neighbourhood as a “Hamas terror fortress,” and addressed Sunday’s two-hour ceasefire.center_img Source: Mohammed Alqattawi ㋛/Twitter My Cousin.. do you remember the missing relative from Al Shejaeya, we found him by chance on this video #Gaza http://t.co/UitFVn6BIX— Mohammed Alqattawi (@m_alqattawi) July 22, 2014 Hamas broke the humanitarian window when firing at Israel during the two-hour period.Still, the IDF agreed to the Red Cross appeal to extend the humanitarian window by another hour.A spokesperson for the Israeli government did not immediately respond to TheJournal.ie‘s request for comment.Read: Palestinian authority backs Hamas truce demands as two children killed in Gaza>‘They are Palestinian, not Israeli’ – ABC News says sorry for very unfortunate error>last_img read more

Samsung Epic 4G coming to Verizon Wireless

first_imgThe folks at Android Central got their hands on what looks like a Samsung Epic 4G, currently available on Sprint, with one notable difference from the one you can buy right now: it has a Verizon Wireless logo on it.The leaked photos imply that Samsung is about to launch a variant of the Epic 4G on Verizon Wireless, which will ride Verizon’s 4G LTE network as opposed to Sprint’s WiMAX. The phone will look and behave like the Epic 4G otherwise, packing a 4″ display, a 1GHz single-core processor, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.The 1.3-megapixel camera on the front and the LTE support represent the only major upgrades from the Sprint version of the phone, aside from some minor keyboard tweaks. Aside from that, the Verizon Wireless version is rumored to be exactly like the currently available Sprint model.The Epic 4G also features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, ideal for people who want an Android phone with a physical keyboard but want 4G support – something that the Motorola Droid 3 sadly doesn’t offer. No word on pricing or a release date, since the phone could be a ptorotype for all we know, but given the success of the Epic 4G on Sprint, it would make sense for Samsung to bring the phone to Verizon Wireless soon.Even so, its unlikely that the device will be more than $149 or $199 with a 2-year contract as there are other handsets on Verizon that are more powerful than the Epic 4G at those same price points–even if they don’t have 4G radios in them.Read more at Android Central, via TechCrunchlast_img read more

Nintendo 3DS un bug détecté

first_imgNintendo 3DS : un bug détecté A peine sortie, la 3DS fait déjà parler d’elle sur les forums. Certains utilisateurs signalent un plantage du système qui nécessite parfois le remplacement de la console portable. Lancée en février au Japon et vendredi dernier en France, la Nintendo 3DS serait déjà victime d’un bug récurrent, selon le site Jeux vidéo network. Depuis quelques semaines, des utilisateurs de la nouvelle console portable font part sur les forums de plantages réguliers. Connu sous le nom de “black screen of death”, le bug se manifeste en pleine partie, faisant apparaitre un écran noir et un message qui invite le joueur à éteindre et rallumer sa console, voire à contacter le service client de Nintendo.À lire aussiBreakout : Google Image fête les 37 ans de l’iconique jeu d’Atari. D’après leurs messages, les utilisateurs ont observé le plantage sur plusieurs jeux parmi lesquels : Super Monkey Ball, Super Street Fighter IV, Pilotwings Resort, Ghost Recon : Shadow Wars ou encore LEGO Star Wars III. Aujourd’hui, le bug ne semble concerner que peu de consoles mais certains utilisateurs ont décidé de rapporter leur 3DS devant la récurrence du “black screen of death”.Si Nintendo ne s’était pas prononcé jusqu’ici, hier, la firme japonaise a publié un communiqué de presse invitant les joueurs à faire une mise à jour de leur console. “Si des personnes rencontrent un problème avec leur console Nintendo 3DS, nous leur recommandons en premier lieu de télécharger et d’installer la dernière mise à jour, disponible dès maintenant en ligne. Si le problème persiste, nous leur recommandons de contacter le service client Nintendo local pour enquêter plus en profondeur sur le problème”. Assez simple, la mise à jour nécessite néanmoins une connexion Wi-Fi.Le 29 mars 2011 à 12:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

MCU News Deadpool 2 Trailer Debuts Cable Jessica Jones Season 2 More

first_imgStay on target Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… We’re officially more than a month into 2018, and the year is just flying by. There’s only one more week until Black Panther hits theaters, and the movie is currently sitting at 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. If that wasn’t enough, Marvel has been putting out trailers for Avengers: Infinity War, which is looking better every time we see new footage. With all that excitement, it’s easy to forget that there are even more Marvel movies coming out this year. Infinity War isn’t even the only one coming out in May. That’s right, the same month that gives us a team-up every superhero we’ve seen in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie so far, is home to a second meeting of might. Two weeks after the Avengers (and everyone else) take on Thanos, a dark, no-nonsense soldier from the future joins forces with a sword-wielding smartass. Deadpool 2 comes out May 18, and now we have a trailer.As the title of the video suggests, this one mostly focuses on Cable, and it does an impressive job of introducing the character. Right away, there’s an abrupt tonal shift from the sadistic glee of the first Deadpool. That’s appropriate for the character, and the trailer plays with it to great effect. Right away you know that this is a SERIOUS character. He’s dark, violent and so edgy. You know, pretty much excess of the comics industry in the 1990s. The trailer is quick to reassure you that this is still the same Deadpool you know and love. He just has a new foil this time. The abrupt cuts between serious action and hyper-violent comedy give us a promising idea of what this sequel is going to be like. I also love the touch of Deadpool reenacting the first part of the trailer with action figures. Some comic book characters, like Cable, have complicated backstories that are difficult to get across in a short movie trailer. Spelling it out in a Toy Story parody like this is a novel, effective way to make sure everyone’s on the same page.This isn’t the only Deadpool 2 thing we saw this week, though. Yesterday, 20th Century Fox put out a poster. It’s just perfect.(Via 20th Century Fox)I love every detail of this thing, though it could end up backfiring on them. Now, if I don’t hear Ryan Reynolds sing “Maniac,” in the final movie, I’m going to be very disappointed.Deadpool 2 isn’t even the only Marvel trailer that dropped today. Netflix finally put out a full story trailer for season two of Jessica Jones. I haven’t exactly made it a secret how much I loved the first season. It kept the brutal, realistic tone that Daredevil established for Marvel’s Netflix series, but it told a much deeper, more emotional story. It used its superhero premise to address very real themes of trauma, PTSD and abuse. Jessica was powerful, vulnerable and human. It was easy to get invested in her struggle to overcome the power that Killgrave had over her. She easily became the coolest Defenders character, if only because she was so easy to relate to. (I don’t think I could have sat through any of Iron Fist’s scenes if Jessica wasn’t there rolling her eyes at him along with us.) There are so many moments in both Jessica Jones and The Defenders where you can look at her and say, “Yup, I’ve been there.” There’s just one thing I’ve been wondering. If the first season accomplished all that, how could the second possibly follow it up? Thanks to the new trailer, we have an answer.Season two will explore Jessica Jones’ past. As her voice over in the trailer explains, her parents were killed in a car accident. Afterwards, she was experimented on and ended up with the powers we know her to have today. Her memory doesn’t go much beyond that, and it’s time for her to use her investigative powers to help herself. That’s a good premise already, and then we meet who I’m guessing is the villain of the season. A competing private investigator wants to buy Alias Investigations out, and she refuses. Her response to his statement about not taking no for an answer is just perfect in every way. It remains to be seen if he’ll be able to reach the high bar for villainy set by David Tennant’s Killgrave. That’s a lot to ask of anyone, but the brief glimpses we see of this new guy are certainly creepy enough. Also, it looks like Trish is getting more action scenes this time around, and she looks so cool. Her line about being Jessica’s sidekick is putting the biggest smile on my face right now.We’ll get to see how all this turns out when Jessica Jones season two premieres on Netflix March 8.Dan Stevens as David Haller, Aubrey Plaza as Lenny “Cornflakes” Busker. (Photo via FX)That’s not the only Marvel TV series returning for a second season soon either. FX announced yesterday that its surreal, mind-altering X-Men show Legion is returning for a second season, Deadline reports.Deadpool Poster (via Good Housekeeping)The first one gave us what would have been a satisfying conclusion to the Shadow King arc, but there was definitely more to explore. It also tried to hedge its bets by ending on a minor cliffhanger, with David Haller being captured by a strange, metallic floating object. We’ll soon get an answer to the burning question of just what the hell that was. FX says that Legion’s second season will premiere on April 3. I was a huge fan of the last season, and I couldn’t be happier about this news. It took huge risks with its plot and format that you almost never see from TV shows. It put you inside David’s head, holding nothing back when it came to just how scary a place that could be.Not much else is known about the second season at this point. I really hope Aubrey Plaza makes a return, though. She was the biggest surprise of the first season. At first, she appeared to be a slightly raunchy comic relief role. As the season went on, she slowly grew more sinister until she was easily the scariest person on screen. We knew Plaza could act, but damn. Her sadistic dance through the hospital construct through which she tortured David and his friends remains one of my favorite sequences of the last year. As much as I want Legion to tell new stories in the X-Men universe, I really hope they don’t leave this one behind entirely. It’d be a shame to lose a performance like that.If the trailer’s above weren’t enough for you, there’s one more Marvel story that got a new trailer yesterday. Only it’s not another movie or TV show. Marvel is getting into podcasts now, and their first is Wolverine: The Long Night. Presented in the style of Serial, The Long Night is a murder mystery set in the Marvel universe. It follows two people investigating a series of murders in the small town of Burns, Alaska. They come to realize there’s a serial killer out there, and team up with the local deputy. Guess who the main suspect is. The series stars Celia Keenan-Bolger, Ato Essandoh and Andrew Keenan-Bolger. Logan is played by Richard Armitage, which is just perfect casting now that Hugh Jackman’s probably done with the role. Looking back at Armitage’s portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in the Hobbit trilogy, you can tell he’d make a pretty good Wolverine. Here’s the trailer.That’s some good radio drama. This is sounding like a captivating murder mystery that you’ll want to pay full attention to. Something tells me the full experience would be undermined by a quick listen on the commute to work. Wolverine: The Long Night will drop its first episode on March 12 on Stitcher Premium.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Tsalteshi Trails Association Applies For Grant To Expand Trails

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on September 26th, 2018 at 03:24 pmThe Tsalteshi Trails Association has applied for a two-year Recreational Trails Program grant in the amount of $50,000 from the State of Alaska. TTA constructs and maintains a vast network of recreational trails, on land that is leased from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and adjacent to the City of Soldotna. TTA intends to use the grant to build four miles of ski, skijour, snowshoe and single-track trails at TTA trails south of Isaak Road. In a letter to the council from City Manager Stephanie Queen, “it is in the best interest of the City of Soldotna, to support the TTA’s application for the current year’s funding opportunity, to further enhance this valuable community resource that benefits our residents and their recreational and health goals.” The Soldotna City Council will look at a resolution during their meeting on Wednesday supporting the grant application.last_img read more