December 9, 2019
  • 11:14 am Nitish launches campaign to end dowry, child marriage
  • 11:13 am Unplanned urbanisation blamed as dengue claims 40 lives in Bengal
  • 11:13 am Bajrang Dal rolls out recruitment drive to mark Babri Masjid demolition anniversary
  • 11:11 am Mahadayi won’t matter, says BJP
  • 11:11 am BJP suspends members over move to defer Nagaland polls

first_imgAmid protests by the sugarcane farmers in parts of the State, the Punjab government on Wednesday decided to pay ₹25 per quintal directly to the sugarcane farmers and directed the private sugar mills to immediately start crushing operations.The government also announced an immediate release of ₹65 crore towards the interest on loans taken by private sugar mill owners to clear pending dues of farmers.Protests by farmersSeveral farmers, demanding an immediate start of crushing of sugarcane and payments of outstanding dues, had been staging protests against the ruling Congress government in the Doaba and Majha regions of the State during the past few days. The sugarcane crushing season has been delayed by over a fortnight.Chief Minister Amarinder Singh held a meeting here with owners of the private sugar mills in which the decisions were taken, said an official statement.“State government would pay ₹25 per quintal on sugarcane to the farmers directly out of the State Assured Price (SAP) of ₹310 per quintal, while the remaining ₹285 per quintal would be paid to them by the private sugar mills,” said the statement.“In line with the commitment made by the State government in 2015 to bear the interest on the loan of ₹200 crore taken by the private sugar mills to clear the payment of farmers for the 2015-16 crushing season, it has also been announced that the government would immediately release the accumulated interest, amounting to nearly ₹65 crore, directly to the farmers to partly clear dues of ₹192 crore pending with the private mill owners,” added the statement.last_img read more

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first_imgAnisova, who is a former Ukranian national team player, pumped in 28 points, built on 22 attacks with four service aces while Philips added 22 points.Sta. Lucia coach George Pascua liked what he saw from his team especially with the way it overcame a bad start.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m satisfied, but there were still some lapses in the first and third sets,” said Pascua, a three-time PSL champion.“Although we struggled in our reception, I’m glad that our key players are slowly adjusting. We have a veteran setter in Rubie (de Leon) so she already knew how to make the players work as one solid unit.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Bhodana Anisova of Sta. Lucia Realty vs Rhea Meneses and Angeli Araneta of Generika-Ayala. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSta. Lucia posted its first win after squeaking past Generika-Ayala, 21-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-15, 15-7, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Tuesday at Bacoor Sports Complex in Cavite.Imports Bohdana Anisova and MJ Philips combined for 50 points to lead the Lady Realtors, who bounced back from a four-set loss to Petron on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Improved chemistry doing wonders for Che’Lu-San Sebastian AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentscenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Rubie De Leon ended the marathon match that lasted for over two hours with a heady play that caught the Lifesavers sleeping.Generika, which drew 27 points from American import Symone Hayden, dropped to 0-2. The Lifesavers lost to Foton in the season opener three days ago. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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first_imgIndia’s Gagan Narang failed to add to his medals tally at the 2012 Olympics as he crashed out in the qualifying round of the 50 metres rifle prone competition on Friday.The 10m Air Rifle bronze medallist was off-colour in his secondary event. He finished 18th in the qualifiers with a score of 593 out of 600. The total was only good enough to give him 18th spot on the table.last_img

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first_imgThe sometimes spectacular, and often quirky and surprising opening ceremony of the Olympic Games had been matched for craziness and bizarre sights in the closing ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, but with one big difference — it was even more madly bonkers.Thousands of athletes on Sunday night took the opportunity to party like mad, to a soundtrack supplied by top British artists.The five-strong girl-band ‘The Spice Girls’ reformed for the evening and were seen whizzing around the stadium on the top of black London taxis, belting out one of their hits, reports Xinhua.The most surreal moment of a truly mad evening was the appearance of Monty Python star Eric Idle singing ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ — often sung by defeated sports fans to cheer themselves up — complete with roller-skating nuns, morris dancers, dancing Roman centurions, frantic Indian Bhangra dancers and a kilted-bagpipe band.The athletes flooded into the stadium from all sides to fill up parts of a giant union flag on the stadium floor, designed by British artist Damien Hirst.They partied to a ‘Symphony of British Music’, showcasing an hour of great British hits, starting with film of John Lennon, the Beatle murdered in New York in 1980, singing his idealistic hit ‘Imagine’ as a giant replica of his face was created in the center of the stadium.The music brought out not just the breadth of British music, but also an underlying surreality, particularly with a Beatle’s track ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ featuring dancing walruses and eggmen (from the lyrics of the song), and D J Fatboy Slim whose appearance also heralded the arrival of the world’s largest transparent plastic octopus, and whose eight limbs twitched disturbingly to the music.Earlier, Stomp, the physical theater group whose show has been running in the West End for 20 years, using giant models of London sights such as the London Eye, Tower Bridge, as percussion instruments.Hundreds of lycra-clad children and teenagers pulled themselves into unlikely poses as the Beatles hit ‘A Day in the Life’ played.Then the audience in the stadium and millions watching on TV and the Internet, saw an actor playing Sir Winston Churchill pop out of the peeled top of the Big Ben tower, quoting the Shakespeare lines from ‘The Tempest’ heard in the opening ceremony, “Be not afeard, this isle is full of noises”.Music in this early segment (and also later in the show) was, in effect, the world’s most expensive karaoke concert, with the audience in the stadium — mostly Brits — knowing the words to the songs and joining in.The bands and artists had created the hit music, an eclectic and very British mix of pop and rock tunes from the past 50 years.More precisely it was not just British but very London, with music by artists from London — like the 1980s ska band Madness — or songs about London — like the Pet Shop Boys with their hit ‘West End Girls’.Madness reprised ‘Our House’, which they had performed just two months earlier on top of Buckingham Palace as part of the concert to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.They were followed by the surrealistic sight of the Band of the Brigade of Guards — the Queen’s personal ‘i-pod’ — playing Blur’s ‘Parklife’, a 90s Britpop hit whose ironic and droll humour is a world away from the apparent formality of the scarlet-tunic clad musicians.In the more formal, and more sane, parts of the evening Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) presented the winners medals for the men’s marathon, and later took possession of the Olympic flag from London Mayor Boris Johnson to then hand it over to Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes.A segment from the 2016 Olympic Games host city Rio de Janeiro showcased its rich blend of cultures and dance, and climaxed with the appearance of legendary footballer Pele.In a final speech, London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) Chairman Lord Sebastian Coe said: “Today sees the closing of a wonderful Games in a wonderful city. We lit the flame and we lit up the world, for the third time in its history London was granted the trust of the Olympic movement and once again we have shown ourselves worthy of that trust.”To conclude the evening IOC President Rogge praised London’s spectators and the Olympic volunteers.He added, “You have earned the respect and admiration of a global audience. Through your commitment to fair play and your respect for opponents and grace in defeat as well as victory, you have earned the right to be called Olympians. These were happy and glorious Games.”advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_img“To even have this [chance] with coach Tim? He’s one of the greatest to ever coach in the Philippines, so I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with him,” he said.Alapag is also reunited with his former teammates in the Philippine quintet that saw action in the 2014 FIBA World Cup with veteran point guard Jayson Castro and LA Tenorio part of the 15-man pool for the Southeast Asian Games.“It’s going to be great to be around the guys—especially LA and Jayson. It’s been a while since we’ve been together,” he said.Most importantly, Alapag is set to reprise his role in the SEA Games after he served as assistant to Jong Uichico’s squad that won the gold in 2017 in Malaysia.“There’s a lot of talent—a lot of veteran leadership,” he said of the all-pro selection which he will help handle. ADVERTISEMENT View comments Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect Becoming his own man Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:27Another ‘ninja cop’ dismissed from service02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES He is, after all, will be joining Cone, the PBA’s winningest coach and the architect behind two rare Grand Slams.“I’ve been fortunate throughout my career,” Alapag said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“To be around some of the best minds in our country—from coach Norman (Black), coach Chot (Reyes), coach Tab (Baldwin), coach Jong (Uichico), and now, coach Tim …  the learning process continues.”Alapag retired from the game in November 2016 and has tethered his focus on coaching since then. He was named as Alab Pilipinas coach in the ABL, a squad he steered to a championship in 2018. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicalcenter_img Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—One of its most celebrated members, Jimmy Alapag returned to Gilas Pilipinas as part of head coach Tim Cone’s deputies.But more than the nostalgic feeling, the former Gilas Pilipinas captain said he is more thrilled by what the myriad possibilities the opportunity could afford him.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ “These are guys who have been through their share of battles.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More than the duel with Parks, Ravena glad to help NLEX winlast_img read more

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first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic believes criticism of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has become “personal”, with those quick to write the Portuguese off merely jealous of his achievements.A proven winner throughout a distinguished coaching career, the man at the Old Trafford helm has faced some uncomfortable questions this season.With his side struggling for consistency and talk of dressing room divides providing an unwelcome distraction, Mourinho is having to fight fires on and off the field. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! He has offered no indication that he will be running away from those challenges, with there a desire on his part to oversee a reversal in fortune.Ibrahimovic, who has worked with the Portuguese at Inter and United, believes Mourinho remains the right man for the job, telling Sky Sports: “Everybody criticises Mourinho and I don’t think it’s because of the results, it’s because of the character, because of the way he is.“I see myself a little bit in that situation because we have our vision, we have our confidence, we believe in things, we say certain things in our own way and of course we get the blame.“We get criticised more when it’s not going good. But when it’s going good and we win, the satisfaction is bigger than the other ones.“We are ourselves, we believe in what we do and we do it until the end. That is what is going on there.“Some critics I feel are personal. Some critics are exaggerating. Some because of the one he is, other ones are jealousy.“All of this is part of the circle, so Mourinho has to just keep being himself, stand up for what he is doing, stand up for who he is and continue.“He is there because he did it his own way, because he is who he is and won’t change for nobody. I am the same. The people out there who think they are perfect, they are the biggest problem.”Wayne Rooney D.C. United MLS 2018Ibrahimovic has also saluted another man with strong ties to United, with the Red Devils’ all-time leading goalscorer currently shining away from Old Trafford.Wayne Rooney joined the MLS ranks at D.C. United over the summer and has helped to fire them into play-off contention.Ibrahimovic, who is also in America with the LA Galaxy, said of the former England international: “I think so far he did fantastic, he changed the team he came to and they have done good results.”Before he came it was different results, but he has been playing good and scoring goals and he shows that he is Rooney.”I don’t need to describe Rooney. Everybody knows Rooney and they know his quality, so it’s only for him to play the games and perform.”last_img read more

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first_imgFellow Jamaicans and Friends of Jamaica, One of the enduring traditions of Christmas is the coming together of families and friends. At Christmas the road from various continents leads back to Jamaica and families throughout our island eagerly await the arrival of their loved ones.  Let me welcome home all those who have come to gladden the hearts of their families and friends and to be re-energized in this beautiful land of ours. I also welcome all our friends, many of whom are return visitors, and hope that this Christmas in Jamaica will be your best ever. It seems easier to extend the hand of love and friendship and to be good neighbours in the spirit of Christmas. I hope that Christmas still means togetherness for all of us. I hope that all across Jamaica families will come together; that broken relationships will be healed; that joy will radiate again in the hearts of people who have been saddened or embittered by the vagaries of life; that the hope for and assurance of better days ahead will spring anew and that peace will reign in our families and our nation. For most people, this is a time for celebration. Yet, even as we celebrate, we must be mindful of our brothers and sisters who dread this time of year for many reasons.  For some, unhappy memories come to the fore; it is a time of loneliness, sadness and regret. There are those for whom Christmas is just another day trying to survive in the streets. We who are blessed in so many ways need to spread, by word and deed the Christmas message. Let this spill-over into the rest of the year and eventually become second nature to us. In these difficult times, you, who are in a position to help the poor, the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, should remain alert to the various ways in which you can help. I urge all who can, to give to religious and other charitable institutions and groups, who selflessly serve the needy. We can also spread the Christmas message of love by caring for our senior citizens, especially those housed in homes for the aged; visiting our at risk children in state homes and motivating them to believe in themselves; and protecting our children from all forms of abuse. Sometimes, just treating people – old and young – with respect and investing some of our time in them could be what makes the difference in their lives. The temptation is to think, that because these are tough times, we must build our own protective fortress. In that case, we would be like the innkeepers who barred their doors to Joseph and Mary, and like those who have lost hope!  But we have reason to hope, despite the difficulties which confront us; we have: * that indomitable Jamaican spirit within each of us; * the resilience and the perseverance which will overcome obstacles; * the creativity, and the potential that lies within us to excel in our various fields of endeavour.   We can have peace in our communities when we: 1. demonstrate respect for others and tolerance of their views; 2. opt to resolve our differences through dialogue, mediation or other non-violent path to conflict resolution. There will be peace in Jamaica when love transforms us into being our brother’s keeper, and when we can get together with one love, and one heart! Joy, hope, peace and love – these are the essence of the true Christmas message, and these should also be the foundation of our society in which we choose to live, work, raise our families and do business! Fellow Jamaicans, on behalf of Lady Allen and the rest of my family, I pray that you and your loved ones will experience a Christmas that is meaningful, enjoyable, and filled with good cheer.   A Merry Christmas to all of you!last_img read more

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first_imgThe Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s programme of assistance for persons with disabilities has been boosted by a $250 million grant from the Japan Social Intervention Fund. The provision, which is being channeled through the World Bank, is in addition to a $56 million grant, which was recently secured through the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Portfolio Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, who made the disclosure during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in Parliament on Tuesday, June 4, said the funds are being used for “institutional strengthening” of agencies dealing with persons with disabilities. [RELATED: Committee to Examine Feasibility of Unemployment Insurance] Additionally, he said, the provisions will be used to develop the skills of persons with disabilities in order to enable them to secure jobs, as well as to provide grants for entrepreneurial activities. One of the areas slated to benefit significantly, Mr. Kellier informed, is the Ministry’s Early Stimulation Programme (ESP). He disclosed that the programme, which caters to approximately 1,500 children with various types of developmental disabilities, has recorded a significant increase in the number of youngsters registered, over the past five years. He pointed out that the programme has a waiting list of over 200 children. “The Ministry is aware of the importance of early detection, intervention, and stimulation of children, and moreso children with special needs. In this regard, I am pleased to announce that the grant funding, will include components for strengthening the delivery of service to young children with special needs, training of workers catering to the developmental needs of children, and providing technical assistance to the ESP,” he outlined.Mr. Kellier assured that the Ministry will continue efforts to expand the programme’s offering beyond Kingston and Portland, to other sections of the island where children with special needs have been identified.[RELATED: Consultations on National Minimum Wage]He said that the undertaking will require collaboration with other “like-minded” private and public sector entities.“We are currently in discussions with a new private sector partner that has expressed an interest in working with us in expanding the reach of the ESP. We welcome their willingness to participate in this area and hope that we will soon officially welcome them, as partners, in what should be a long and fruitful collaboration,” the Minister said.Mr. Kellier also expressed gratitude to Jamaica’s development partners, such as the IDB, World Bank, and Japan Social Intervention Fund, for the on-going support provided, which has facilitated improvements to the quality of life for persons with disabilities.“I must also…thank those long serving non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that continue to partner with us to provide services for or advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities,” he added.Contact: Douglas McIntoshlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Ministry of Health wishes to advise members of the public to take the following precautions, following the recent fire at the Riverton City Dump. Persons are asked to avoid exposure to the smoke by doing the following:• Minimize all outdoor activities and persons living in and around the vicinity of the Riverton City Dump should close windows and doors to prevent excessive exposure.• Persons who suffer from asthma and other respiratory illnesses should cover mouth and nose with a clean damp rag to protect themselves from inhalation of smoke and dust particles.• Keep children indoors as much as possible; look out for any difficulty in breathing or any discomfort that your child may experience.• Persons with illnesses such as heart or lung conditions and other chronic diseases should continue to take medications as prescribed.• Anyone who is experiencing difficulty breathing, wheezing or tightness in the chest should seek urgent medical assistance.last_img read more

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first_imgIn May 2013, Angelina Jolie wrote an op-ed in the New York Times about why she had gone through with a preventative double mastectomy the previous month.Her family history of breast and ovarian cancer and testing positive for a mutation in the BRCA 1 gene, which raised her chances of developing the same cancer that killed her mother by over 60 percent, were compelling reasons.With hereditary breast cancer it is typical for women to be diagnosed at a young age, the average age for BRCA mutation being 41 compared to age 61 in breast cancer patients without the mutation. It is typical to see multiple cases on the same side of the family, and often ovarian cancer as well.That Jolie went public with this information was a surprise, and the resulting reaction in the medical world has been dubbed The Angelina Effect. Curious about what the effect actually was, Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto decided to do a study on the clinic’s referrals six months previous to Jolie’s announcement and the six months following it.According to the CBC, the clinic’s study showed that referrals rose 90 percent, those who qualified for testing (based on prevalence in their family history) rose 105 percent, and detection of women who were carrying the gene rose 110 percent. About a third of the patients in the study who had the mutation, like Jolie, decided to have the double mastectomies. The rest opted for less invasive surgeries or heightened screening.Head of Preventive Oncology at the Odette Cancer Centre, Dr. Andrea Eisen believes Jolie’s decision to go public has saved lives. “I really think she did,” Dr. Eisen told CBC. “We’ve certainly seen in our own clinic setting a far greater number of women coming forward for genetic assessment than before her story became public.“Her piece gave a lot of detailed information about the genetics of breast cancer and the details of her own risk. It wasn’t as we often see with celebrity disclosures. There was enough information for women to think about their family histories and make a good decision about genetic counseling.”Copyright ©2014Look to the Starslast_img read more

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BEIJING — Companies are waiting to see how China will retaliate for President Donald Trump’s latest tariff hikes on Chinese imports while economists warned the escalating dispute could slow growth.Chinese officials gave no indication Monday what steps they might take after threatening “necessary countermeasures” for Trump’s penalties on $200 billion of Chinese goods, imposed Friday.Trade talks wrapped up later Friday in Washington without an agreement.Jake Parker, the vice-president of the U.S.-China Business Council, an industry group, said officials appeared to be studying the potential impact on China’s economy before deciding how to respond.Morgan Stanley economists said the tariff hike could trim China’s annual economic growth by 0.5 percentage points. They said that impact could grow if uncertainty prompts companies to cut jobs or postpone investment.The Associated Press read more

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← Previous Story Claude Onesta after Qatar 2015: Every title – different story Next Story → Slovenian roommate Gajic and Zorman played last World Championship in Qatar 1.MKB-MVM Veszprem121200378 : 28436 7.Nexe13319322 : 37110 3.PPD Zagreb13805336 : 29724 4.Tatran Prešov12804360 : 33024 6.Metalurg11506249 : 26214 5.Meshkov Brest11803317 : 28824 9.Vojvodina13139318 : 3686 8.Radnički132110342 : 4007 2.Vardar121002351 : 30730 SEHA GAZPROM South stream league SEHA Gazprom South Stream League continued with the first match in 2015 in which RK Metalurg Skopje beat RK Nexe Nasice 23:21. Macedonian champions, who suffering tough financial crisis (without salary since May 2014), celebrated their fifth victory, but they are almost without chances for SEHA F4.STATISTICS 10.Borac m:tel121110303 : 3694 read more

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first_imgHE’S ALREADY THE Minister for Justice AND Defence AND Equality as well as being a novelist and a lawyer, and now Alan Shatter has also revealed he is the minister with responsibility for Time.Yes, Time (with a capital ‘T’) and as you may be aware the clocks go back this weekend.So our reliable ‘Minister for Time’ has reminded “the general public” that winter time begins this Sunday at 1am when clocks, watches and “all other time sensitive equipment and gizmos” should be put back an hour.The Minister also points out that this makes Sunday, 27 October the only 25-hour day in the year and that people should enjoy the extra hour.“It is timely that we make the most of this annual return to where we were, and not let this extra hour pass us by unacknowledged,” he said, with his tongue most definitely in his cheek.“Carpe Horam,” he added which to those of you who didn’t study Latin, and we’re guessing that’s a lot of you, means ‘seize the hour’.Read: Here is the sex scene from Alan Shatter’s novelPic: Alan Shatter’s Court of Appeal roadshowShatter: I can’t go in a tank and force Magdalene orders to pay compensationlast_img read more

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first_img Emergency services on scene Osney Lane and Gibbs Crescent, Oxford. Reports of explosion and collapse of a property. Pls avoid the area.— Thames Valley Police (@ThamesVP) February 14, 2017 By Daragh Brophy The cause of the explosion is unknown.“We are keeping an open mind as to the cause of the incident however we are not treating it as terrorism-related,” Chief Inspector of Thames Valley Police Marc Tarbit said in a statement.Oxfordshire County Council said last night that a number of people were still unaccounted for. Short URL “At about 4.45pm or 4.50pm I was upstairs and there was an enormous bang,” Mike Magee, who lives nearby, told the Oxford Times.“I thought ‘oh my God’ somebody’s boiler has gone off. 2 Comments Several injured after explosion and major blaze at Oxford flats Up to 40 firefighters responded to the blaze, which broke out yesterday evening. I went downstairs and opened the back door and there was a series of explosions lasting two or three minutes. The first was so loud I was alarmed by it. The rest were not so loud. They were like fireworks or gun shots.The paper reported that emergency workers had been scouring the rubble in the aftermath of the incident.Further updates are expected from local emergency services this morning.Read: Eight killed in knife attack on Chinese crowd >Read: UKIP leader forced to deny own statement that he lost a close friend at Hillsborough disaster > Wednesday 15 Feb 2017, 8:43 AM Source: Luke Sproule/ScreengrabA NUMBER OF people have been injured after an explosion at a block of flats in Oxford.Emergency services in the central southern English city were alerted at around 4.45pm yesterday following reports of an explosion, a fire and the collapse of a building.Thames Valley Police said residents had been evacuated from nearby properties. The local ambulance service also responded. The BBC reported that up to 40 firefighters dealt with the blaze.center_img http://jrnl.ie/3240431 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Oxford Times/Twitter 9,928 Views Feb 15th 2017, 8:43 AM VIDEO: Huge explosion and fire in Oxford https://t.co/AVFjELjFOr pic.twitter.com/uHhgcYeqeB— Oxford Times (@oxfordtimes) February 14, 2017 Share5 Tweet Email Source: Thames Valley Police/Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgLe zoo de Londres lance son grand inventaireComme plusieurs fois par an, le zoo de Londres a procédé à son fastidieux mais indispensable inventaire. Il s’agit du premier de l’année et chaque enclos doit être vérifié.Pas moins de 18.499 animaux appartenant à plus de 750 espèces vivent actuellement au zoo de Londres. Il a donc fallu pas mal de courage au personnel du zoo pour entamer le traditionnel inventaire de ses pensionnaires. Ceux-ci doivent en effet être comptés un par un, enclos par enclos et espèce par espèce : de quoi en décourager plus d’un mais cet inventaire est indispensable. Une fois toutes les données colletées, elles sont partagées avec les autres zoos de par le monde de façon à mettre en place des programmes de sauvegarde des espèces.Pour débuter l’opération à Londres, les manchots ont donc pris possession d’un nouvel environnement de 1.200 mètres carrés, le plus grand espace pour manchots de Grande-Bretagne. Adrian Walls, le chef de l’équipe qui s’occupe des oiseaux au zoo de Londres indique ainsi : “nous avons construit un environnement tout à fait naturel pour les manchots, de sorte qu’ils peuvent aller et venir et nager tout autour”. Mais le décompte des manchots va prendre du temps d’autant que l’équipe cherche à les identifier individuellement de façon à savoir qui est qui chaque fois qu’ils en voient un. “Les animaux les plus difficiles à recenser restent les poissons dans leur aquarium. D’autant qu’ils peuvent se cacher derrière des rochers et faire un décompte exact est très compliqué”, souligne le soigneur. De plus, l’inventaire doit tenir compte des nouveaux arrivants et en particulier de deux lionceaux femelles : Pumpkin et Spook, qui ont effectué leur première sortie en novembre. Elles commencent maintenant à se bagarrer gentiment entre elles. Ces deux lionceaux font partie des 350 lions asiatiques restant dans le monde et des 90 vivants en captivité. “Ces lionceaux sont certainement les plus importants nouveaux venus et qu’ils soient désormais visibles est vraiment très excitant”, commente Mark Habben, manager du zoo. À lire aussiLe chat de Pallas, un félin sauvage aussi irrésistible que méconnuDu plus petit au plus grand animal, aucun spécimen ne doit toutefois être oublié. “En général, on ne perd jamais aucun animal. On les surveille quotidiennement afin d’être sûr qu’ils sont heureux et en bonne santé”, précise Adrian Walls. Découvrez l’inventaire des animaux du zoo de Londres en vidéo sur MaxisciencesLe 6 janvier 2012 à 18:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgShooting at Chabad of Poway latest Updated: 8:06 AM Vashti Moore Vashti Moore, April 28, 2019center_img Posted: April 28, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Elizabeth Alvarez is live this morning at Chabad of Poway with the latest information on the shooting that took place yesterday afternoon. last_img read more

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first_imgAizawl: The success of the “Border Haats” with Bangladesh has prompted other northeastern states of India to go for similar arrangements with Myanmar. At the instance of the Mizoram government, the Centre is likely to set up four “Border Haats” (market) along the border with Myanmar to boost local trade and livelihood of the people living there. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us “To carry out border trade with Myanmar, the location for the construction of ‘Border Haat’ has been identified in four places — Hnahlan, Zote, Vaphai (Saikhumphai) and Sangau (Pangkhua) in southeastern Mizoram,” Mizoram Commerce and Industries Minister R. Lalthangliana told IANS. The Minister said, “The success of the “Border Haats” running along the Bangladesh border in Meghalaya and Tripura has prompted us to go for similar ‘haats’ with Mynmar in Mizoram.” Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us Mizoram Commerce and Industries Department Director J. Hmingthanmawia said that the state government has sent the detailed proposals in this regard to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for its approval. “Once we get the green signal from the MEA, we would seek funds from the Union Industries and Commerce Ministry,” Hmingthanmawia told IANS. He said that officials of the Mizoram government and Myanmar have recently conducted a joint survey and identified the locations to set up the “Border Haats”. Advertise With Us Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga in his Independence Day speech had said that the proposed “Border Haats” would become important trade points between India and Myanmar. “Land Custom Station (LCS) at Zokhawthar, the lone trade route for Mizoram with South East Asian countries, is being proposed for upgradation. Construction of Trade Facilitation Centre at Tlabung has already been completed.” “The Indian government has also proposed construction of an Integrated Check Post (ICP) at four places at the border in Mizoram — Marpara, Tuipuibari, Silsuri and Nunsury. The construction of ICP at Kawrpuichhuah is also expected to commence shortly,” the Chief Minister added. Mizoram has an unfenced international border of 404 km with Myanmar and 318 km with Bangladesh. The Border Security Force (BSF) has been guarding the Bangladesh border and Assam Rifles personnel are posted on the border with Myanmar. Experts and various studies suggest that if the “Border Haats” are set up, smuggling of drugs and other commodities would be checked to a large extent. Security expert Manas Paul said that large-scale smuggling of drugs from Myanmar via Mizoram and other neighbouring states has increased in the last few years. “What is really worrisome is the fact that these synthetic drugs have got a domestic market inside the state, especially among the younger generation. Cross border legal activities including setting up of “Border Haats” could curb the smuggling of drugs and other contraband,” Paul, who has authored books on security and terrorism in the northeast, told IANS. The CUTS International, a Jaipur based international NGO, with support from the World Bank, had conducted a study in 2016 to understand and examine the effect of “Border Haats” on poverty alleviation and other multiplier effects such as informal trade. CUTS International Executive Director Bipul Chatterjee said that trade will increase income, curb smuggling, and cross-border crimes will also go down. “‘Border Haats’ have contributed to the border area development, roads have improved, trafficking of women has stopped, unemployment issues have been addressed,” said Chatterjee. Currently four “Border Haats” are operational in Meghalaya and Tripura. The first “Border Haat” was started on July 23, 2011 at Kalaichar (India)-Kurigram (Bangladesh) in the West Garo Hills of Meghalaya. Three other “haats” followed in Meghalaya and Tripura. The Union Industries and Commerce Ministry has been spending on an average Rs 3.5 crore to develop the infrastructure and necessary facilities for each “Border Haat” along the Bangladesh border. The Bangladesh government is not providing any funds for the purpose.last_img read more

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first_img Popular on Variety – from France: “Mortel,” a new original series created by Frederic Garcia, “that tells the story of teenagers bound together by a supernatural force.”– from Germany: “The Wave,” Netflix’s third original German series. The drama is based on the hit movie of the same title from 2008, inspired by real events. “The series looks at a group of rebellious teenagers who set off a fast-spreading political movement that takes a terrifying turn,” Barmack said. This is being produced in association with Sony Pictures Television.– from Italy: “Luna Nera” (“Black Moon”), a new original series based on an unpublished manuscript about women accused of witchcraft in 17th-century Italy. Created by Francesca Manieri (“The Miracle”) and Laura Paolucci (“My Brilliant Friend”). The series is going to be produced by Italy’s Fandango. Netflix has announced a new set of original shows from Europe, including a high-profile soccer origins drama written by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes (pictured) and several series focusing on young people.The shows were announced at a See What’s Next Netflix event in Rome. The projects include:– from the U.K.: Netflix and London and Los Angeles-based production company 42 will make “The English Game,” a six-part drama “about the invention of modern [soccer] and how those involved in its creation reached across the class divide to establish the game as the world’s most popular sport,” said Netflix Vice President of International Originals Eric Barmack. “It’s part Etonians, part factory workers.”– from the Netherlands, where Netflix is based: the streaming service’s first Dutch, still-untitled original, produced by Dutch company Pupkin. “It’s set in Amsterdam,” said Barmack, and “involves Dutch students who have it all: youth, wealth sex, power.” He added: “They open a portal to the demonic world of the Dutch Golden Age….It’s a tricky thing to open portals like that.”center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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first_img Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Police search for missing womancenter_img Driver named following fatal collision Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailFour motorcyclists have been stabbed during a disturbance at a motorway service station on the M6 in Cheshire this afternoon. Police were called to Knutsford Services, near junction 19, at around 2pm today (Saturday June 8) – CheshireLive reports. All four men have been taken to hospital – although none are believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries. The air ambulance and police helicopter were deployed to the scene, with the northbound carriageway closed between junction 18 and junction 20 before it was lifted at around 4.30pm. A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “At 2.02pm on Saturday 8 June police received reports of four men on motorbikes having received stab wounds following a disturbance at Knutsford services on the M6. Read MoreMajor road closed due to police incident   “Four men have been taken to hospital by ambulance and air ambulance with injuries not believed to be life threatening. “Officers will be patrolling Knutsford services to provide reassurance. “A closure was put in place between junction 19 to junction 20 on the M6 northbound but this has now been lifted.” Anyone with information relating to this incident should contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101 quoting IML 423001 or give details on their  website. Some traffic delays continue in the area as a result of the earlier closure. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivelast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Comments However, with the clock ticking, it remained to be seen if the execution would proceed as planned at 9 p.m. after lawyers for the El Salvador native said they had filed an appeal.Prieto has been convicted or linked by evidence to nine killings, the Washington Post reported, including the 1988 shootings of Rachael Raver and Warren Fulton III on the outskirts of the U.S. capital.Authorities say they believe he also raped four of his victims, including a 15-year-old girl in California, where he was arrested in 1990, according to the newspaper.Prieto’s execution was temporarily put on hold by a U.S. District Court judge in Alexandria, Virginia, after his lawyers challenged the planned use of one of three drugs to be included in the lethal injection.The case was moved to Richmond, the capital of Virginia, where U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson lifted the hold after convening a hearing in the early afternoon.“At this point, the state and the victims of crime can expect the moral judgment of the state to be carried out without delay,” Hudson wrote in the opinion issued several hours later.“This is not an instance where there are any questions as to innocence or sufficiency of due process of an individual set to be executed,” he added.Shortly before Hudson’s ruling, the Supreme Court denied an application for stay of execution.However, it was not immediately clear if the execution would take place Thursday night, with Prieto’s lawyers saying they were appealing Hudson’s decision with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and possibly also taking their drug concerns to the Supreme Court.Problem with pentobarbital?Prieto’s attorneys — with the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center — had filed a lawsuit seeking to temporarily postpone his execution in order to obtain details about the use of compounded pentobarbital that it said the state of recently received from the state of Texas.“The lawsuit argues that use of the purported pentobarbital imposes an exceptional and entirely unnecessary risk of a cruel and painful execution,” the lawyers said.The lawyers say the pentobarbital comes from an “unknown compounding pharmacy and therefore has not been assessed for quality or authenticity by the” U.S. Food and Drug Administration.In his opinion, however, Hudson said the pentobarbital supplied by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) was compounded by a licensed pharmacy.He added that, “although Prieto posits a list of potential hazards in using compounded pentobarbital supplied by the TDCJ, he fails to make any showing, much less a clear showing, the the donated drugs pose ‘an objectively intolerable risk of harm.’”U.S. states using the death penalty have faced crises over shortages of lethal injection drugs after European suppliers stopped supplying pentobarbital for use in executions. The shortages have prompted prison departments in the states that still allow the death penalty to seek new supply sources or new drug protocols.Appeal to governorWith just hours to go before the execution, Prieto’s lawyer Rob Lee appealed to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, to intervene, urging his office to follow the lead of his Oklahoma counterpart who issued a last-minute 37-day stay of execution Wednesday amid questions over one of the lethal injection drugs.Republican Governor Mary Fallin said the state needed time to address questions about the use of potassium acetate as a substitute in the three-drug lethal injection cocktail and ensure it complies with court-approved protocols.The United States remains the only Western country to maintain the death penalty and has carried out 21 executions so far this year.Recommended: Costa Rica seeks clemency for Terence Valentine, on death row for brutal Florida murder WASHINGTON —  A U.S. judge effectively gave the go-ahead Thursday for the execution of repeat murderer Alfredo Prieto, who has challenged the use of a lethal injection drug.center_img Related posts:Texas appeals court suspends execution of Nicaraguan Virginia executes El Salvador native convicted of multiple murders Former Panama VP arrested in widening corruption probe Mexico’s Peña Nieto wants expert debate on marijuana legalizationlast_img read more

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