Presence of Hussain at Hauz Qazi raises questions Goel

first_imgNew Delhi: BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel on Thursday questioned the involvement of Delhi Cabinet Minister Imran Hussain in an attack on a Hindu temple in Hauz Qazi area of the old city saying the mere presence of the AAP MLA raises questions. Goel’s attack came a day after Hussain filed a police complaint against BJP leaders, including Goel, for the “baseless and false” claim. Speaking to the media, Goel said the presence of so many people at one place also raises questions. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! “The mere presence of the minister raises questions. How so many people were gathered at one place. The police should also see if the act was pre-planned,” Goel said. He also said that Hussain has filed a police complaint. “The police should take all points into consideration. More people, if involved, should be arrested.” Hussain, on Wednesday, had said that he went to the spot after the SHO called him to bring the situation under control as he was the area MLA. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed “The police and the SHO have denied that they called the MLA for maintaining peace.” Goel said the BJP had formed a committee for fact checking in the incident. “The members of the committee spoke to people and found these facts. I am not saying the minister was present, people were saying,” he said. Goel said the police should see if this incident was a pre-planned conspiracy. “After 10.30 p.m., thousands of people gathered at the spot. The police should not only see how so many people gathered but it should also see if there was a pre-planned conspiracy behind it.” He accused the AAP of having a history of indulging in communal politics. Goel also questioned the silence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the issue.last_img read more

Jaime Pressly Supports Spark Of Love Toy Drive

first_imgThe Victorino Noval Foundation and actress Jaime Pressly will be hosting the 4th annual “Spark of Love Toy Drive” on December 15th.Victorino Noval Prepares for Holiday Party.The event is being held in conjunction with Southern California firefighters, who will be celebrating their 20th anniversary collecting toys for children. The toy drive will take place at Noval’s Beverly Hills estate, Villa Noval.Noval’s son, Franco said, “This really is just such a great family event. It’s just like MY THREE SONS plus one.”Victorino will be premiering his heartfelt REEL AID film, GOING BEYOND, which was directed by Andrew Lauer, with Jeremy Irons. The Reel Aid Organization is a 501c3 non-profit that produces promotional videos and marketing tools for other non-profits. Reel Aid has provided fundraising, outreach, and educational programs for a long list of charities.“I really liked working with Victorino when he helped executive produce GRIDIRON HEROES. I can never say no to him. We are making LITTLE CUBA together in Cuba. I have been there five times in the making of this film. We both share a deep admiration for the Cuban people,” said Lauer.Lauer is no stranger to producing films that bring attention to those in need, but who also possess a strong will and determination to survive. Some of these films include:THE TECHUAN PROJECT, about deaf children overcoming obstacles in rural Mexico and GRIDIRON HEROES, an emotionally triumphant story of a high school football player who, after being paralyzed in a game, came back against all odds to help others like him.Jaime, who unlike her MY NAME IS EARL character Joy Turner who battles against good karma, genuinely loves St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and has been active with the organization for years. “This year I thought since I was executive producing “Rouge Follies,” and it was around the holidays, why not team-up with St. Jude?” said Pressly.Jaime appreciated Noval’s participation, stating on Good Morning L.A., “Due to the economic climate, it was difficult to raise funds for this event. Thankfully, a man named Victorino Noval jumped on board to produce with us, and helped raise a large amount of money to cover the costs, making sure it all goes to the charity.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Rona restructuring impairment costs push home improvement retailer into the red

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — Rona Inc. had a $38.7-million loss from continuing operations in the second quarter, reversing a profit in the same period last year, as it recognized restructuring costs and impairment charges related to its recovery plan.The Canada’s largest home improvement retailer, based near Montreal, says its sales for the quarter were also down, falling to $1.25 billion from $1.3 billion — missing analyst estimates.Rona said about $35.1 million of the revenue decline was due to store closures while the remaining $24.5 million drop was due to a decline in same-store sales.It says sales were affected by a difficult market, poor weather, reduced construction of single-unit homes in Canada and a construction strike in Quebec.Rona says the quarter’s loss included $53.7-million in restructuring costs, impairment of non-financial assets and other charges, as well as an adjustment of $9.1 million for other costs related to its recovery plan.The net loss amounted to $1.19 per share, which was deeper than analysts expected, while Rona’s adjusted earnings and revenue also missed expectations by a wide margin.Rona’s adjusted net income attributable to participating shares amounted to $33.6 million, compared to $45.1 million a year earlier. That equalled 28 cents per shared, down from 37 cents a year before and five cents below the estimate.Analysts had estimated 33 cents per share of adjusted earnings and a net loss of $1.30 per share, including one-time items.Same-store sales for Rona’s overall network were down one per cent, due to a decrease of 2.7 per cent in the distribution segment and 0.7 per cent in the retail segment.The decrease was partially offset by new store openings, which added $7.7 million to the quarter’s consolidated revenues.The distribution segment recorded revenues of $349.7 million, down 4.9 per cent from $367.9 million last year, while the retail segment posted sales of $899.3 million, down 4.4 per cent from $940.7 million in 2012.Rona says it’s starting to see the benefits of its recovery plan, as annualized cost-savings are on track to achieve the objective of $110 million. read more

CannTrust hires adviser to explore sale amid unlicensed pot growing probe

Companies in this story: (TSX:TRST)The Canadian Press VAUGHAN, Ont. — CannTrust Holdings Inc. has hired a financial adviser to help the cannabis company explore a potential sale and other strategic alternatives as regulators continue to investigate allegations of illicit pot growing at its Ontario greenhouse.CannTrust says these alternatives could include, among other things, a sale of the licensed pot producer or a portion of it, a merger, a strategic investment, or changes to its operations or strategy.The company says Greenhill & Co. Canada will serve as its financial adviser and notes that it has not set a timeframe for completion of its strategic review.The announcement comes about a week after the Vaughan, Ont.-based company terminated its chief executive Peter Aceto with cause and demanded the resignation of board chair Eric Paul after a board committee’s investigation into unlicensed growing at its Pelham, Ont.-facility unearthed new information.Health Canada discovered during an unannounced inspection in late June that the pot firm was growing cannabis in several rooms before receiving the appropriate government licences to do so and seized several thousand kilograms of cannabis from those rooms.CannTrust disclosed the regulator’s findings in early July and has since voluntarily halted all sales and shipments as the federal health regulator continues its probe, the outcomes of which could include suspension or termination of its cannabis licences and fines up to $1 million. read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 29, 2014 3:10 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,643.22 down 44.44 points):Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Down 46 cents, or 6.03 per cent, to $7.17 on 11.5 million shares.Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Down 32 cents, or 1.06 per cent, to $29.88 on 8.7 million shares.Teranga Gold Corp. (TSX:TGZ). Miner. Up nine cents, or 12 per cent, to 84 cents on 6.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down five cents, or 1.25 per cent, to $3.96 on 6.2 million shares.Luna Gold Corp. (TSX:LGC). Miner. Unchanged at $1.33 on six million shares.Baja Mining Corp. (TSX:BAJ). Miner. Down one cent, or 14.29 per cent, to six cents on 5.2 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (958.76 up 0.13 points):Caribou King Resources Ltd. (TSXV:CKR). Miner. Up three cents, or 75 per cent, to seven cents on 7.7 million shares.True Gold Mining Inc. (TSXV:TGM). Miner. Down 6.5 cents, or 14.13 per cent, to 39.5 cents on 4.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Down 77 cents, or 1.11 per cent, to $68.77 on 2.5 million shares. The Canadian banking giant says it has agreed to sell two Jamaican subsidiaries for an undisclosed amount to Sagicor Group Jamaica Ltd. Although RBC wasn’t releasing transaction details, the bank disclosed it will book an estimated $60-million loss on the 2008 acquisition of one of the two subsidiaries, RBTT Securities Jamaica Ltd. read more

Nigeria UNICEF welcomes release of 80 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram

It is heartening to know that the girls will be returning to their families who have been waiting for this day“It is heartening to know that the girls will be returning to their families who have been waiting for this day. They will face a long and difficult process to rebuild their lives after the indescribable horror and trauma they have suffered at the hands of Boko Haram,” said UNICEF Nigeria Acting Representative Pernille Ironside in a statement.She said UNICEF is on standby to support the Nigerian authorities to provide the comprehensive psychosocial support, help reunite the girls with their families and make sure they can continue their education in a safe environment. RELATED: UN report details ‘grave violations’ against children by Boko Haram“UNICEF calls on Boko Haram to end all grave violations against children, especially the abduction of children and the sexual abuse and forced marriage of girls,” she said. read more

Time to shift from logic of war put interests of Syrian people

In addition, he noted the importance of working with the Government of Syria. He said that it will be vital for those countries with influence to “assess the situation carefully and signal a genuine readiness for dialogue and inclusion” on the country’s political future. Today’s briefing comes just weeks ahead of the annual high-level opening segment of the UN General Assembly, where the European Union will host a special event in New York which will serve as “an opportunity” to address future resilience and stabilization efforts, and support the humanitarian needs in Syria, Mr. de Mistura said. These events will all take place ahead of the convocation of the formal intra-Syrian talks in Geneva later in October. “This is designed to give time for the dynamics I have just described to reach a further stage of maturity,” the senior UN official said. He added “it is my hope that both the Syrian Government and the opposition will come to Geneva then to engage in formal negotiations.”Outgoing UN aid chief urges help for Syrians Also today, the Council heard from outgoing Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, who steps down tomorrow. Stephen O’ Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Kim Haughton Addressing the Council for the final time after two years on the job, Mr. O’Brien made an emotional appeal for the 15-member body to do more to end the brutal civil war, now in its seventh year. “I am still urging you, in the name of our common humanity, to find a way to stop the Syrian people paying the price of political failure,” he said. “The fact that month after month, it is the unremitting, fearful plight of the Syrian people which sears into our hearts and outrages and torments our minds, I am bound to reflect – surely we can do better.” He expressed frustration at the “little progress” made in recent months in responding to the needs of thousands of people who remain besieged in Foah, Kefraya and Yarmouk. Mr. O’Brien noted that on numerous occasions, despite agreement to distribute aid, the trucks were loaded only be to be unloaded. “This is disgusting. It’s scandalous and an outrage and I urge all Member States – in particular those with the influence – to do all they can to bring the parties to their senses,” he urged. I am told a new agreement among the parties was apparently reached on 27 August, but where is the evidence?” He cautioned that thousands of people – mostly women and children – depend on the international community’s collective action. Among other points raised, he reiterated that civilians, humanitarians and health workers are not a target, and said that he stands in solidarity with the millions of civilians whose lives have been destroyed by the conflict. Calling for creative ways to work towards peace in Syria, the United Nations Special Envoy today outlined the political path forward, which includes holding another round of the so-named Astana talks and behind-the-scenes efforts by the international community. “This is a time for realism and focus, for shifting from the logic of war to that of negotiation, and for putting the interests of the Syrian people first. If I could identify one thing above all that can make the difference, it will be a sense of unity of purpose internationally with clear priorities and common goals,” UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, told the Security Council. He noted that the next round of what has become known as the ‘Astana talks’ – between the Syrian conflict parties and led by Russia, Turkey and Iran – will be held on 14 and 15 September. These three countries “will need to keep actively working, as they have been doing, on de-escalation,” Mr. de Mistura said, adding that he and his team will be supporting these efforts. The UN official also noted the key role that Saudi Arabia and other countries with influence over the opposition have in fostering “cohesion and realism of the opposition.” Mr. de Mistura said his office is ready to convene further technical talks to support Saudi efforts on unifying the opposition. A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, briefs the Security Council via video link. UN Photo/Kim Haughton read more

Bills to lean on youth entering final month of season

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Left tackle Dion Dawkins scans the Buffalo Bills locker room from the vantage point of his corner stall and sees a glimpse of a young and promising future core of a team beginning to emerge.“It’s just like a freshman class at college, and we all are growing as one,” the second-year player said following practice Wednesday.The potential is all around him.To Dawkins’ far left is rookie quarterback Josh Allen’s locker. To his immediate right is rookie receiver Robert Foster’s stall, while second-year receiver Zay Jones sits a little further down.And on the far side of the room, blocked from Dawkins’ view, are two newly emptied lockers once occupied by receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes, who were cut a day earlier.Their departures are not lost on Dawkins, either. He realizes how the moves have created opportunities for other youngsters over the final four weeks of a season in which the Bills (4-8) are all but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.“Those guys know the table is wide open, so choose wisely and go hard because they could be that guy for us if they choose to,” Dawkins said.Call it an audition or “evaluation,” as coach Sean McDermott phrased it, the Bills are turning their attention to beyond this season in determining who merits further consideration and which players don’t, such as Benjamin and Holmes.Benjamin, whose contract is about to expire, underperformed during his 13-month stint in Buffalo after the Bills acquired the 2014 first-round pick in a trade with Carolina. Holmes, signed through the end of the 2019 season, provided little value beyond being a regular on special teams.“It obviously didn’t work,” McDermott said, referring to Benjamin, who caught 39 of the 89 passes thrown in his direction for 571 yards and two touchdowns in 18 games in Buffalo.McDermott, however, defended the Bills’ philosophy behind trading a third- and seventh-round pick to acquire the 6-foot-5, 245-pound receiver who showed potential during three-plus seasons in Carolina.“The important thing for us is that we continue to take swings,” he said. “Some of those are going to work, and some aren’t. But the only way you get a hit is if you take a swing.”Minus Benjamin, the Bills prepare to host the New York Jets (3-9) on Sunday with an offence that could feature as many as five starters with fewer than two full seasons of NFL experience. Buffalo’s defence has four starters in their first or second NFL seasons.The youth movement is starting to show signs of gaining traction .Buffalo’s once sputtering offence, which averaged 248 yards, 18 first downs and 10.6 points through nine games, is averaging 398 yards, 22 first downs and 27 points in its past three.Allen has combined for 391 yards passing and three touchdowns with two interceptions, and 234 yards rushing and a score in his past two games since missing four with a sprained right throwing elbow.Jones is showing signs of blossoming. He’s combined for 12 catches for 160 yards and three scores in his past three games after managing just 29 catches for 299 yards and one touchdown in his first nine.Foster has 226 yards receiving and a touchdown in three games since being promoted off the practice squad.And even Isaiah McKenzie has contributed since being claimed by Buffalo after being released by Denver last month. The second-year speedster, initially projected to return punts and kickoffs, had a career-best four catches for 46 yards in a 21-17 loss to Miami last weekend.Veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams’ spirits are buoyed by how he saw the youngsters perform against the Dolphins.It was a game in which Buffalo rallied from a 14-6 deficit to take a lead in the fourth quarter. It was decided when Allen’s fourth-down pass landed just out of tight end Charles Clay’s reach at the goal line in the final minute.Despite the loss, it instilled a belief in Williams that the Bills are on the right path.“The heart they showed,” Williams said, referring to the youngsters. “Obviously, the result doesn’t come back the way you want it to, but they’re growing up, and you feel it and you see it.”NOTES: Rookie CB Taron Johnson is in jeopardy of missing the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair a nagging shoulder injury. … The Bills still have one open roster spot, while signing WR Da’Mari Scott and T Andrew Lauderdale to their practice squad.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLJohn Wawrow, The Associated Press read more

After WildCard Weekend There Is No Super Bowl Favorite

CincinnatiAFC-13-24-11-5— Last year, we went into the playoffs with a pretty good idea of the Super Bowl favorites. This year, not so much. According to our Elo ratings, no team entered the 2015-16 postseason with better than a 20 percent shot at the Lombardi Trophy. (As a point of historical comparison, Elo’s No. 1 regular-season team wins the Super Bowl at a 34 percent clip.) And none of last weekend’s games changed that — if anything, the Super Bowl picture is even more chaotic now.Why is all this happening? In part, blame a weird disagreement between seeding and team strength. Basically, each conference’s lowest-seeded teams — i.e., the road teams in wild-card weekend — are among its most powerful, which left weaker teams with home games and even, in a few cases, bye weeks. That’s a recipe for more parity across the playoff landscape.The trend toward parity was borne out in last weekend’s results and will continue into this weekend. All four road teams won for the first time in modern wild-card history, and in each case the winner was the stronger team according to Elo. Consequently, all of Elo’s current top eight are still alive, but upside-down seeding continues to keep the playoffs wide open, as the higher-rated team will be at home in only a quarter of this weekend’s games. Green BayNFC2716747 HoustonAFC-26-12-4-1— TEAMCONFΔ ELODIVISIONAL ROUNDCONF CHAMPSUPER BOWLSB ODDS The weekend’s two biggest gainers in Super Bowl win probability, for instance, were the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks, who also happen to be the top two teams in football according to Elo. But both will be underdogs in the divisional round because they’ll be on the road. Conversely, the Super Bowl odds for the top two seeds in each conference went down, because the possibility that they’d have to face one of the scary lower seeds turned into a certainty.As a result, all of the remaining teams in the championship hunt saw their Super Bowl chances become more compressed over wild-card weekend. That’s bad news for the bye teams but good for us as football fans, because this is one of the most evenly matched sets of divisional-round games ever.Read more: The Biggest Surprises Of Wild-Card Weekend Kansas CityAFC262013614 PittsburghAFC1324848 ArizonaNFC—-3-2-116 New EnglandAFC—-8-3-211 DenverAFC—0-2-114 CHANGE IN PROBABILITY OF WINNING … CarolinaNFC—-6%-4%-2%18% WashingtonNFC-27-11-3-1— Bold indicates that a team is still active in the playoffsSource: ESPN Winners and losers of the wild-card round SeattleNFC6188413 MinnesotaNFC-6-15-6-3— read more

77yearold charged in connection with the murder of Jean McConville

first_imgPOLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland investigating the murder of Jean McConville have charged a 77-year-old man with aiding and abetting murder.The man, who was arrested earlier this week in west Belfast, has also been charged with membership of the IRA.He is due to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.Jean McConville, who was 37, was abducted by the IRA in December 1972 from her home in west Belfast. Her body was discovered on a beach in Louth more than 30 years later in August 2003.McConville was a widow who had ten children, and her family have spoken about the devastating impact her death had on them.One of her sons, Michael McConville, who was 11 when his mother was killed, has said he has met members of the IRA on four separate occasions and asked them about his mother’s death.The family was told that their mother was alive for approximately 12 hours after being abducted before she was killed.Earlier this week: 77-year-old man arrested in connection with Jean McConville murder >Read: PSNI appeal for man who phoned Jean McConville’s family in the 90s to come forward >More: More pressure for Adams as documentary puts issue of IRA membership back in spotlight >last_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Eighteen Greek Australian candidates, from all sides of politics, are amongst the record number of 1717 candidates who are contesting the September 7 federal election for the 150 House of Representatives and the 40 Senate seat vacancies across Australia. All sitting Greek Australian members of the House of Representatives and Senate – Maria Vamvakinou, Labor MP for Calwell in Melbourne, Steve Georganas, Labor MP for Hindmarsh in Adelaide, Sophie Mirabella, Liberal MP for the regional Victorian seat of Indi, Arthur Sinodinos, Liberal Senator from NSW and Nick Xenophon, the Independent Senator in SA – are expected to be returned to office following the election. Apart from the better recognised Greek Australian politicians, there are many more candidates of Greek origin who are contesting this election – Nickolas Varvaris, the former Mayor of Kogarah in NSW and Liberal candidate in the Labor held seat of Barton in Sydney, is attempting to enter federal parliament after this election as a human rights activist and journalist. Gerry Georgatos, a lead Senate candidate for the WikiLeaks party in Western Australia is also hoping that he might get a good result. Young couple Melanie and Peter Vassiliou, who represent the self-declared anti-multicultural Rise Up Australia Party are candidates for the Labor held seats of Chisholm and Hotham respectively and all they can realistically achieve is to somewhat influence the outcome of the seats with the distribution of their preferences. The Liberal candidate for the seat of Batman, inner north of Melbourne is George Souris, a business man and on the board of St Johns Orthodox College. In the regional Queensland seat of Capricornia, an electorate that covers an area of 91,000 sq km around Rockhampton, the Labor candidate is Peter Freeleagus, a local councillor and miner. Teacher Danielle Canas is the Australian Christians candidate for the Liberal held north east Perth, whereas engineer Frank Papafotiou, is running for a Senate position for the same party in Victoria. The Australian Christians stand for more freedom and less tax and oppose same sex marriage or any form of reproductive technology, but support the environment and public infrastructure. Liah Lazarou, a tertiary student and community activist, is a candidate for the Labor held seat of Adelaide on behalf of the left wing Socialist Alliance. Costas Goumas is a candidate for the marginal Labor held seat of Eden-Monaro in regional NSW, representing the Citizens Electoral Council, an anti-establishment, right wing party which was inaugurated in Queensland in 1988 with a philosophy that blames the counter culture of the ’60s for almost every issue of the modern era. George Melisourgos, a business analyst for the state government of South Australia, from the Palmer United Party, is a candidate for Hindmarsh, a marginal seat held by Labor MP Steve Georganas. Bill Koutalianos, co-founder and president of the ‘No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics’ party is heading the NSW Senate ticket of his party, an organisation that does not believe that the climate change ‘debate’ has been settled yet or that global warming has indeed been rising over the last 15 years. Manny Poularas, a retired teacher, is contesting the western Sydney seat of McMahon, now held by Federal Treasurer Chris Bowen. Mr Poularas is a candidate with the Fred Nile Christian Democratic Party. Regardless of the chances of their electoral success, all the Greek Australian candidates who will contest the next election in a way mirror the ideological and the political orientation of most of the community.last_img read more

New Table for 3 after RAW tonight NXT TakeOver Brooklyn III tickets

first_img Pinterest WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Can’t wait to see it…Dive. Ric Flair threatens WWE with legal action over Becky Lynch’s “The Man” gimmick WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) June 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm WhatsApp Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next 1 COMMENT Ric Flair signs deal with Adidas, Says “We’re fixin’ to make Nike the second brand” Google+center_img Now Playing Up Next Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Now Playing Up Next Triple H WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday Now Playing Up Next New Table for 3 after RAW tonightWWE has posted a preview clip from an upcoming episode of “Table for 3” that will premiere after RAW tonight on the WWE Network.The new episode will feature Randy Orton, Bruno Sammartino and Ric Flair. The clip below focuses on a discussion about Orton, Sammartino and Flair feeling old with fans.NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III ticketsPaul “Triple H” Levesque has revealed that tickets for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III on August 19 will officially go on sale starting this Friday at 10:00 a.m. ET.It’s time for @WWENXT to take over…#NXTTakeOver: BrooklynSat. August, 19th @barclayscenterTickets on sale Fri at 10am ET #WeAreNXT pic.twitter.com/bQ3SVHE7dD— Triple H (@TripleH) June 5, 2017 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Comments are closed. Kid Stacey Facebook Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Twitterlast_img read more

Multiple people injured and three killed in smuggling attempt

first_img#CrestwoodIC [final] The IC has updated the injury count to 11 total patients:-5 minor injuries-3 major injuries-3 fatalitiesCommand has been terminated, the scene has been turned over to CHP. pic.twitter.com/RGK7Zu27y8— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) November 30, 2018The investigation into the smuggling incident is ongoing, and the Border Patrol is fully cooperating with the CHP in their investigation of the collision. Posted: November 29, 2018 Updated: 2:26 PM KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 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 SettingsBOULEVARD (KUSI) – At least three people were killed and as many as 8 others injured late this afternoon when a truck being chased by border patrol agents crashed on Interstate 8 in the far southeastern reaches of San Diego County, authorities said.The fatal crash occurred on the westbound side of the freeway near Crestwood Road shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.A witness told authorities one of the involved vehicles had been traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph just prior to the crash, the CHP reported.There were 11 people in the truck; three people were killed, three suffered major injuries and five sustained minor injuries, according to Cal Fire, which reported that most, if not all of the survivors were taken to a hospital.According to CHP, the truck was being chased by border patrol agents and crashed after possibly running over a spike strip.Two of the victims were in the truck’s cab, a white Chevy Silverado, and the rest were riding in its bed, the station reported.The wreck left both westbound lanes of the freeway blocked in the area into the early evening, according to Cal Fire. November 29, 2018 Multiple people injured and three killed in smuggling attempt Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Thefts from homes net woman five years

first_imgA Vancouver woman was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for hoodwinking elderly victims into letting her into their homes and then stealing their money and valuables when they weren’t looking.Christina L. Higdon, 40, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to one count of first-degree theft, nine counts of second-degree theft, three counts of third-degree theft, possession of stolen property, unlawful possession of payment instruments and possession of methamphetamine.“In my short time on the bench, I think I’ve seen quite a bit of the human condition,” said Judge David Gregerson. “I have to say this displays stunning amorality.”Gregerson said he was particularly disturbed by the “predatory nature” of the crimes, in which Higdon targeted elderly people who were willing to “help out a neighbor” by allowing her to use the phone or have a drink of water.“It disheartened me a lot,” victim Patricia Dunford said of the crime. Dunford, 70, allowed Higdon into her home after Higdon asked to use the phone. Higdon ran off with Dunford’s purse containing $850 in cash, which Dunford had planned to use to pay her bills. Dunford said she couldn’t chase Higdon because she has bad knees.last_img read more

Torus Housing awards 31 pay rise for 700 staff

first_imgHousing group organisation Torus Housing has awarded a 3.1% pay increase to 700 employees.The pay rise, which has been agreed with trade union Unison, will be effective from July 2018 and will be backdated to April 2018.The pay increase follows a previous pay offer of a 2% pay rise, which was rejected by Unison members who work as administrators, customer service advisers, housing officers and in maintenance at the Warrington and St Helens-based organisation. Unison members voted to take industrial action over the 2% pay increase offer.Dan Smith, north west regional organiser at Unison, said: “This is a good outcome for all concerned and shows the value of staff standing together. After years of falling living standards, this pay rise should come close to matching price rises. Staff only got 1.5% last year, and at long last the tide has now turned on pay.“Torus is a cash-rich organisation and we will be putting a strong case for a significant real wage rise next year. Torus has set a new benchmark for the sector, which we expect others to follow. Housing associations are important organisations in our communities and they have a responsibility to be good employers.“[The organisation] should be paying all [its] staff, not just their top executives, decent pay rises each year.”Caroline King, group head, brand and communications at Torus, said: “Following extensive negotiations and a recent consultative ballot, Unison and Unite members working at north-west housing group Torus have accepted a final pay award of 3.1%. This is 1.1% in addition to a 2% pay award that had already been agreed for 2018/19. Torus is pleased that this matter has now been resolved and that industrial action which would have impacted on key customer services has been avoided.“last_img read more

Towns Current Bidding and Contract Opportunities

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town’s Purchasing Department currently has the following bidding and contract opportunities available:Request For Proposals/QualificationsEmployee Uniform Rental Service — Deadline: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 10:00amInvitations To BidDPW – Screener Rental — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Guardrail Installation — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Pavement Markings — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Roadway Management Services — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Bituminous Products — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Crack Sealing — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Tree Planting Services — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amWater & Sewer Division – Fire Hydrants — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Valve Boxes & Curbstop Boxes — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Gate Valves — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Miscellaneous Water Supplies — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Ductile Iron Pipe — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Laboratory Services — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Generator Maintenance Contract — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Instrumentation Maintenance/Calibration — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amAll interested parties must first complete the town’s Bid Registration Form.Visit the Town’s Purchasing Department website for additional information. Contact Wendy Martiniello at wmartiniello[at]wilmingtonma.gov with questions.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTown Posts 15 Invitations To Bid For Water Department & DPW-Related Services & ProductsIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town Posts 16 Invitations To Bid For Water Department & DPW-Related Services & ProductsIn “Government”last_img read more

What Its Like To Vote If You Dont Have An Address

first_img Share MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR. / KUT NEWSZion Jeffamoff holding one of his anti-Trump signs near the intersection of Sixth Street and I-35 on October 5, 2016.It’s going to be easier for some populations to vote this year because of recent court-ordered changes to the voter ID law.  One group is the state’s homeless population, which typically faces many hurdles casting a ballot.Zion Jeffamoff is homeless right now and he’s planning on voting during this election. Right now, he’s pretty easy to spot in downtown Austin. Typically, he holds anti-Donald Trump signs by the I-35 overpass at Sixth Street – some feature obscenities, while others question Trump’s business acumen. Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016“I really didn’t even care about any of this, and then I was looking at the election and I got so irritated by what this guy said,” he said, referring to the GOP presidential nominee.This election has gotten Jeffamoff so riled up that he says he’s making the extra effort to vote. For most people, registering to vote is not a big deal, but if you are homeless it’s a little more complicated. Because, in order to vote, you need an address.MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR. / KUTJeffamoff at his usual spot under the I-35 overpass.That’s where the Trinity Center downtown and Diane Holloway come into play.Just a few hundred feet away from where Jeffamoff typically holds his signs is where Holloway and others keep some filing cabinets for people without a mailing address.“We are a legal address for people to receive mail here and also as a legal residence in Travis County for voter registration,” Holloway explains.The Trinity Center keeps about 500 folders – each folder holds mail for an individual person living on the street or nearby shelters. Holloway says, when they register to vote this is their legal address. It’s also where they will get their voter ID card and all their other mail.Holloway says sometimes homeless people like to register to vote because a voter registration card can often be really useful in helping them replace an ID.“It helps them get back on the grid if they are looking to replace an ID or birth certificate,” Holloway says.Regardless of why they are registering, though, Holloway says every year she encourages people to vote. However, she says some people are always more interested than others.“As you might imagine some of our homeless population feels a good bit disenfranchised, and I guess, like other people, think their votes won’t count and their voices won’t be heard,” she says.Holloway is hopeful more people will be encouraged to vote now that the voter ID law has changed.Following a court order, people who face obstacles getting an ID can cast a regular ballot if they sign a form. People who opposed the voter ID law in, predicted it would keep low-income people from voting. But now, things should be easier.And, as far as Jeffamoff is concerned, he says he recently registered and is planning to vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November.Copyright 2016 KUT-FM. To see more, visit KUT-FM.last_img read more

Play the first ever video game developed in North Korea

first_imgRelatively speaking, North Korea seems to be making some major progress lately. The government just launched the country’s first ever satellite, and even though it’s thought to be out of control and no longer usable, getting it up there in the first place has to be commended, right? And now, the first ever video game developed in North Korea has been released!This racing game is called Pyongyang Racer and was created by a developer known only as Nosotek. It has been commissioned by Koryo, a British tour company that takes people to visit North Korea. I’m guessing they either desired, or were urged to get a game made in North Korea in order to entice people to visit. Clever move. I’m booking my ticket as I type and renting a car when I arrive due to how clear the roads seem to be there.AdChoices广告As the infectious laughter of Alabouze in the video above demonstrates, it’s not your typical modern game (jump to the 4 minute mark to see the game being played). If you saw Pyongyang Racer without any prior knowledge of it, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a product of the early 90’s or something someone learning to create games produced while reading their first Dummies Guide. But to give Koryo credit, they do state the game is not meant to be a “high-end technological wonder,”  it’s just a bit of fun.Apparently a complete playthrough will take you about 12 minutes. Along the way you’ll have to be a careful driver and avoid collisions (hitting 10 other cars signals game over). You also need to watch the fuel gauge and collect barrels of gas in order to keep the car running.Pyongyang Racer is playable on the Koryo Group’s website, although I only got music and a totally green screen in Firefox. Maybe you’ll have better luck playing this gem of a game.More at Beijing Cream, via Kotakulast_img read more

Physicists propose a way to make atomic clocks more accurate

first_img(Phys.org)—Physicists Andrei Derevianko of the University of Nevada and Victor Flambaum and Vladimir Dzuba of the University of New South Wales have proposed in a paper published in Physical Review Letters a way to improve on the accuracy of atomic clocks. They suggest stripping away electrons from ions to reduce the negative effects of stray fields that reduce the performance of current atomic clocks. Journal information: Physical Review Letters Explore further Proposed nuclear clock may keep time with the Universe More information: Highly Charged Ions as a Basis of Optical Atomic Clockwork of Exceptional Accuracy, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 180801 (2012) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.180801AbstractWe propose a novel class of atomic clocks based on highly charged ions. We consider highly forbidden laser-accessible transitions within the 4f12 ground-state configurations of highly charged ions. Our evaluation of systematic effects demonstrates that these transitions may be used for building exceptionally accurate atomic clocks which may compete in accuracy with recently proposed nuclear clocks.via PhysicsWorld Researchers continue to look for ways to increase the accuracy of atomic clocks because higher accuracy would allow for finer measurements of very small changes in the values of the physical constants that underlie some of the most basic principles of physics. One example is the fine structure constant – a more accurate measurement of its changes might lead the way to the development of a unified theory.Recent research has focused on switching to a nuclear clock as theories have indicated they might be more accurate than atomic clocks. Practical limitations, such as the high degree of difficulty in calculating frequency transitions and the danger of working with radioactive materials have prevented the development of such clocks however, which is what led this new effort to see if the model for an atomic clock could be improved.Atomic clocks are based on using atomic transitions as a means of defining a time standard and are accurate to one part in 1017. The goal is to improve that to 1019. To achieve such accuracy, the researchers propose stripping away some of the electrons of a particular ion to cause the remaining electrons to bind tighter to the nucleus. Doing so, they reason would reduce the stray fields that can creep into the electromagnetic trap used to measure the electronic transition, which skew the results. Based on that assumption, they’ve calculated that the observation of the electron transmission of a bismuth-209 ion would produce the desired accuracy.The researchers acknowledge that building such a clock would be difficult, but suggest it should be possible and argue that it would be much more practical than trying to build and work with a nuclear clock. They conclude by suggesting that the time has come to put more effort into improving the atomic clock and less into nuclear clock research. © 2012 Phys.org Citation: Physicists propose a way to make atomic clocks more accurate (2012, November 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-physicists-atomic-clocks-accurate.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Section of Cartago highway to undergo repairs for two months

first_imgA section of the road that connects San José with the province of Cartago will be repaired starting next weekend, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) said.The project will be carried out in conjunction with the National Roadway Council and includes the replacement of concrete slabs on a stretch of the road at the community of Ochomogo.Works are scheduled to start next Saturday and will run until May 22, including weekends.The section to be repaired stretches from the Cristo Rey gas station to the weigh station in the San José-Cartago lane. Crews will work from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.Traffic Police will be on site permanently to assist with traffic flow and to help avoid traffic jams.According to MOPT, repairs will cost some ₡550 million ($1.1 million). Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more