Man lynched, two others injured over cow slaughter suspicion in Jharkhand

first_imgA differently-abled man was killed and two others were seriously injured when a mob allegedly thrashed them on suspicion of slaughtering a cow, in Jharkhand’s Khunti district, police said on Monday. The incident happened after local residents allegedly saw Kalantus Barla, Fagu Kacchap and Phillip Horo with the carcass of a cow near a river at Jaltanga village on Sunday and beat them up, a police officer said.While Mr. Barla died on the way to the hospital, Mr. Kacchap and Mr. Horo are being treated at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi, the officer said.Police said five persons have been detained for questioning in connection with the incident, following which villagers gheraoed Karra police station on Sunday demanding their release. The villagers ended their gherao after Sub-divisional Police Officer Rushabh Jha assured them that the detained persons would be released if they were found innocent. DIG Amol Venukat Homkar told PTI, “Five persons have been detained and preliminary investigation has found their involvement in the incident. The process of identification is on.” During inspection of the spot, police did not find any carcass but there was evidence that the persons were beaten up by the mob, Mr. Homkar said. However, no arrests have been made so far, he added.last_img read more

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Westbrook has season-best 46 to lead Thunder past Wizards

first_imgNBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 MOST READ Anthony is still getting used to his team winning when he has off nights.“I’ve got to remind myself that I am on the team with somebody else, and they do some of the things that you are capable of doing that you have been doing your whole career,” he said. “But for me to be on the same side as that — I don’t have to go after it every night. I just take what the other team is giving us. It’s a beauty to watch when it’s working and when it’s clicking, especially now when we are winning games.”Bradley Beal scored 41 points, John Wall had 21 and Markieff Morris added 20 for the Wizards, who committed 23 turnovers.The Thunder took a 54-40 lead into halftime, but Washington tied the score at 68 before the Thunder rallied. Felton hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Thunder up 10, and Oklahoma City led 82-74 at the end of the period.A powerful right-handed jam by Westbrook gave the Thunder a 92-85 lead in the fourth, and a steal by George led to a dunk by Westbrook that put Oklahoma City up 99-89 with just under seven minutes to play. Westbrook punctuated his performance with a two-handed breakaway jam with about a minute remaining.ADVERTISEMENT “We came back,” Beal said. “I don’t think the deficit was too bad. It was just those offensive rebounds and those turnovers down the stretch.“We clawed back into the game, we were moving the ball in transition efficiently, getting rebounds, and all of a sudden, that kind of died down and stopped. When that happens, the game totally flipped in their favor and the momentum changed.”TIP-INSWizards: Coach Scott Brooks spent seven years as Thunder coach. … Went more than four minutes without scoring to start the game. … C Ian Mahinmi committed three fouls in three minutes in the first quarter and finished with four fouls in 11 minutes.Thunder: George drained a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer but was called for a technical foul on the play. … Westbrook will be on the Team LeBron All-Star squad along with former Thunder player Kevin Durant.JOKE’S ON WESTBROOKAnthony had Westbrook, whose name appeared last, convinced the list of All-Stars was in order of selection. After Westbrook learned that the list was alphabetical, he responded to his teammate.“See, I told you man, it’s in alphabetical order man,” he told Anthony. “Of course I was first.”STAT LINESWestbrook is averaging just 2.5 3-point attempts during Oklahoma City’s win streak. He averaged 4.6 per game before that.“Yeah, trying to keep attacking the basket and find ways to get in the paint and make plays happen,” he said.QUOTABLEBeal on whether Adams, who was issued a technical foul for kicking him in the groin in the third quarter, did it intentionally: “I don’t know if it was or not, all I know is I got kicked where I shouldn’t have.”UP NEXTWizards: at Atlanta on Sunday. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Thunder: at Detroit on Sunday. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I just read the game honestly and if it’s time for me to take over, then that’s what I do,” Westbrook said.George scored 18 points on 6-for-19 shooting and Anthony added 13 on 4-for-11 shooting. Westbrook filled in the gap by making 19 of 29 field goals in one of his most efficient shooting performances of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We need him to be that way,” Oklahoma City reserve point guard Raymond Felton said. “Some nights he can score 46, some nights he can score 20. Whatever it is, we still need him to be aggressive the way he was tonight.”Steven Adams added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which has won 20 of 28 after an 8-12 start. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Durant drops triple-double, Warriors hit 21 3s to beat Wolves Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots as Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony couldn’t find their shooting rhythm, so Russell Westbrook went into attack mode and overwhelmed the Wizards.Westbrook scored a season-high 46 points, and Oklahoma City beat Washington 121-112 on Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

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MLB Looks Toward Cuba

first_imgBOCA RATON, Fla. — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred remains hopeful that a big league team will play an exhibition game in Cuba during spring training next year.President Barack Obama announced in December his intention to restore diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba, and embassies were re-established in July.“There are a variety of issues involved there, not all of which are wholly within baseball’s control,” Manfred said Nov. 10 at the General Managers’ meetings.“Obviously, the Federal Government has some significant influence on whether that’s going to take place, and there are issues that need to be solved before that can happen.”U.S. teams played spring training games in Cuba before Fidel Castro’s revolution but none appeared there from March 1959 until the Baltimore Orioles faced Cuba’s national team in Havana in March 1999. MLB has not returned since.“We got a little time still. There isn’t really a firm cutoff,” Manfred said. “We’re going to proceed internally and get to the point where we’ve sort of identified who would go, meaning which club would go if we can get it done. And one club maintaining flexibility with respect to a spring training date is a lot easier than 25 clubs maintaining that flexibility.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Australia’s record goalscorer Cahill is a fan of Tendulkar and Kohli

first_imgJamshedpur FC star Tim Cahill has said that he loves cricket and that he admires India captain Virat Kohli for the way he has worked his way to the top.Cahill, who made one last appearance for Australia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup earlier this year, joined Jamshedpur FC had returned to Championship side Milwall in December last year but was then released by the club.Upon joining Jamshedpur, Cahill had said, “”I’m excited to announce that I’m signing for Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League (ISL). I’ve been really impressed in my conversations with the club by their professionalism and goals for what they want to achieve.”Ahead of the fifth season of the Indian Super League, which starts on September 29 in Kolkata, Cahill spoke to the media about his love for Sachin Tendulkar and Kohli.Also read – ISL: Australia’s record goalscorer Tim Cahill joins Jamshedpur FC”I love cricket. My all-time favourite is Sachin Tendulkar, without a shadow of a doubt. But now, it is obviously Virat Kohli because I love his background story of how he has achieved what he is today,” Cahill, Austrailia’s record goalscorer, said on Saturday.Cahill further spoke on the facets of Kohli that appeals to him and admitted that he followed the Indian star on social media.”He works hard, he is humble, he sacrificed a lot and is very committed. But I also like the way he tends to give back so much to the Indian people off the park, both emotionally and charitably. So I follow him on the social networks. He is a good example,” Cahill further said.advertisementCahill is also good friends with former Australian pacer Brett Lee. “He is a close friend,” Cahill said adding he spoke to several friends before coming to India.”I had a lot of idea about the condition of Indian football before coming to Jamshedpur. I talked to a lot of foreign players, who have been here. I asked about the structure. The main thing that kept coming back was the local talent in India and how good it is in India and how it is growing.”| #JamshedpurFC conducted their first training session ahead of the new #HeroISL campaign at the JRD Tata Sports Complex!Check out the full gallery https://t.co/ssSUReWAJ7#JamKeKhelo pic.twitter.com/sGV7S9rU7xJamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) September 21, 2018Cahill, who is one of the high profile recruits for ISL 2018-19, said he would look to be more than just a marquee signing for Jamshedpur FC.”With three Asian Cup and four World Cup appearances, I would like to contribute on the park as much as off it,” Cahill, who scored 50 goals for Australia in a career spanning 14 years, told reporters on Saturday.Having debuted last season as part of ISL’s expansion to 10 teams, Jamshedpur finished a creditable fifth in their maiden campaign.”I take great pride in playing and training. I would look to add more value than just be a marquee signing.”Asked whether his age will come in his way with the long ISL season stretching from September 29 to March next year, the former Everton legend said: “It’s only 18 matches per season with good number of breaks in between.”I’m used to playing 30-40 matches per season. It’s not long for me, it’s very short I would say. I would give my best.”Cahill was all praise for Jamshedpur FC and said they tick all the boxes as far as structure and professional goes, something that made him join the club.”The professionalism, the set up of the academy, the training ground and the future of the club really impressed me. Here at Jamshedpur FC, we have no distraction as players.”We have our complex, training pitch, gym and an upcoming swimming pool. It’s the perfect vision to help Indian football grow, something that excited me.”The personal goal is to improve my team and see the right results. We have a great blend of foreign and Indian players including three from the (Tata Football) Academy that speaks volumes of our team building. Taking the talent making them represent the country is our goal.”Wow what a way to meet our fans in India @jamshedpurfc The love for football is amazing and I’m so happy that I can experience this passion first hand. I’ve played all over the world and I’m excited now to play in INDIA. @IndSuperLeague pic.twitter.com/TM5ecOGAG6TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) September 19, 2018Cahill received a warm welcome in Jamshedpur by the city fans with drum beats and dance.advertisement”When I got to Jamshedpur, the first thing noticed was it’s green, there’s not much of traffic and loads of fans — beautiful people, football and family. We are together 24×7 in the academy. This the environment I want to be in, this is professional football,” he said.”We are trying to be pioneers and be an example. We are focused in making a good structure something that the fans can be proud of. We want to make sure to tell the right story to the fans. It’s on TV everywhere, it’s global, like cricket, like anything.”Cahill will miss Jamshedpur FC’s opener against Mumbai City FC, serving a three-match ban handed by the Football Association for his tussle in his last match for Milwall against Fulham.Having scored a brace against him seven years ago in their 4-0 win over India in the Asia Cup, Cahill will play with goalkeeper Subrata Pal.”I’m sorry for scoring,” Cahill told Pal, seated on the same dias. I’m lucky enough to play against India. It was a memorable match. We swapped jerseys, took photos. I’ve some great memories. The most important thing is respect,” he said.Few of Jamshedpur players complained of hectic travelling as they have to go to Ranchi, about three hours by road or rail, to board a flight for their away matches.”We are professional footballers, four hours by train, no problem. We are a good group of players who are very humble and gel as a team,” Cahill signed off.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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SIOUX CITY’S FARMER’S MARKET OPEN FOR BUSINESS

first_imgA sure sign spring is here is that the Sioux City Farmers Market has re-opened for business.Spokesperson Becky Kempers says the market is now open every Wednesday and Saturday through the fall:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MARKET.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……………this Saturday. :11Kempers says the Farmer’s Market has room to add a couple of more vendors for anyone who may be interested in selling their produce or product:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MARKET2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..how they like it. ;22The Farmer’s Market is open each Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1pm at the corner of Pearl Street and Tri-View Avenue in the northwest parking lot across from the Tyson Events Center.last_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215 from Sherman Lake Road to Hiltz Road will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert work, patching and paving from Thursday, July, 31. Traffic controls consist of traffic control people and signs. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-354-5035 Fax: 902-354-3106 Local Are Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. CONTINUING WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive will have lane closures for widening at various times until Saturday, May 31. Gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving will take place from Commodore Drive to Exit 3 and from the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive for about one kilometre. Traffic control consists of cones, barriers, signs and people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. -30- LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 will have alternating lane closures for cold planing, repaving and shouldering until Friday, June 27. An alternate route is available at Trunk 3 from Exit 6 to Exit 7 from Hubbards to East River. HANTS COUNTY: Halfway River Bridge Halfway River Bridge, on Bog Road, will be closed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for bridge decking until Wednesday, May 21. The bridge is open evenings and on weekends. A detour is available on Route 1. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Louisbourg Highway, (Trunk 22) Traffic on sections of the Louisbourg Highway (Trunk 22), between Landry Crescent and Albert Bridge will be reduced to one lane to allow for repaving, until Thursday, July, 31. Traffic will be controlled by signs and traffic control people. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 14 Trunk 14 from Garden Road in Nine Mile River to Trunk 2 in Milford will be reduced to one lane until Sunday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 321 Route 321, west from the intersection of Wyvern Road will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. NEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-757-2929 Fax: 902-757-2270 Local Area Office: 902-925-2247 Fax: 902-925-2704 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 Fax: 902-667-3424 PICTOU COUNTY: Road Closure Flooding has caused the closure of two sections of Six Mile Brook Road in the Salt Springs area until further notice. The sections are at Morrison culvert south of Graveyard Road. The other section is for almost one kilometre north of Morrison Culvert. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 Fax: 902-794-5141 KINGS COUNTY: Ira Bill Road Ira Bill Road in Billtown, Kings Co. is closed because of a culvert failure until Friday, July 18. Traffic control consists of barricades. Detour signs in place. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport is closed for repairs until Friday, May 30. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Barronsfield Road Barronsfield Road, from the intersection of Route 242 north toward Minudie, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 324 Route 324 in Lunenburg Co., for 4.5 kilometres between Blockhouse and Lunenburg, will have alternating lane closures for ditching and culvert installation until Friday, May 23. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels, a flashing light unit and pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Route 105 Route 105, for about half a kilometre east of Northside River Denys Road, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and repaving from Tuesday, May 20, until Thursday, July 31. Traffic control and pilot vehicle on site. Work takes place from 5:30 .m. to 8:30 p.m. QUEENS COUNTY: Trunk 8 Trunk 8, from the intersection of Route 210 to the intersection of Chapel Hill Drive, near Middlefield, Queens Co., will have alternating lane closures for paving and shoulder work until Friday, June 6. Traffic control consists of cones, a barrier, flashing light and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-2927 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Route 348 in Pictou County will be closed north of Greens Point Road at the Big Gut Bridge for replacement of the bridge until Tuesday, Aug. 5. Detour routes are available via Egypt Road or Chance Harbour Road. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 331 Route 331, from LaHave to West Dublin, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, paving and shouldering until Friday, May 23. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels, flashing light unit and pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 Fax: 902-674-2170 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY – Highway 101 Highway 101, from 1.2 kilometres east of Exit 18 to Exit 19, will be reduced to one lane for guardrail installation, patching and repaving until Sunday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-752-7184 QUEENS COUNTY: Old Kettle Bridge/Old Kettle Road Old Kettle Bridge on Old Kettle Road in Mill Village, south of Highway 103, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs from Tuesday, May 20, to Friday, May 23. Traffic will experience short delays. VICTORIA COUNTY: Trunk 30, St. Anns Trunk 30, from the intersection of Highway 105 northerly for five kilometres to St. Anns will have one lane closures for gravelling, paving and guardrail installation from Tuesday, May 20, to Friday, June 20. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.last_img read more

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UNP takes a swipe at book MS hopes to release

He said that the UNP had done a lot when it was in the Government yet it faced issues when doing so. UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, speaking at a rally in Kandy today, said that the book should focus on the actions of the President and how he disrupted the operations of the coalition Government. The United National National (UNP) took a swipe at President Maithripala Sirisena over a book he hopes to launch in January.Speaking at an event yesterday the President had said that he will launch a book in January on the unsuccessful union in the coalition Government with United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. “There are so many names we can give his book,” Kariyawasam said. read more

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Mandate of UN mission in Liberia extended another year

A year after it set up the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to stabilize the West African country following an end to 14 years of civil war, the Security Council today extended the operation’s mandate for another 12 months and welcomed the progress it was making in disarming the nation’s thousands of ex-combatants.In a resolution adopted unanimously, Council members extended the life of UNMIL until 19 September 2005 and called on Liberia’s political parties to work together so that free and fair elections can take place, as scheduled, by October next year.The resolution also praised the role played by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to support the peace process in a country that has been torn apart by civil war for much of its modern history.Earlier this week, in a report to the Council, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the Mission was making great progress, citing the disarmament of an estimated 70,000 former combatants and the deployment of UNMIL troops across Liberia. Security has therefore improved and humanitarian aid can be distributed more smoothly.But Mr. Annan said the programme to rehabilitate and reintegrate the former fighters who have given up their weapons did not have enough funds, and called on international donors to make up the shortfall.Today’s Council resolution backs that request and also asks donors to fulfil the pledges they made at the International Reconstruction Conference in February.UNMIL had 15,763 troops, military observers and police officers in place on 31 August and has an approved budget of $864 million for the year until 30 June 2005. read more

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Nelson Mandela becomes UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Former South African President Nelson Mandela was today named Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in recognition of his “outstanding leadership” in the fight against racial discrimination and his “unfailing commitment” to democracy.UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura made the designation at a ceremony at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa.According to the citation, Mr. Mandela was awarded the title “in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the fight against apartheid and racial discrimination, in his country and worldwide; for his dedication to reconciliation between different communities; his unfailing commitment to democracy, equality and learning; his support for all the oppressed of the Earth; and his exemplary contribution to international peace and understanding.”As one of UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors, Mr. Mandela joins an outstanding group of celebrity advocates who have generously agreed to use their talent and status to promote UNESCO’s work and ideals. They include President Valdas Adamkus of Lithuania, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum of Guatemala. read more

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No 18 California women hold off Tulane 6557 in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Kristine Anigwe and Kianna Smith combined to score 33 points and the No. 18 California women held off Tulane for a 65-57 win at the San Diego Thanksgiving Tournament Friday night to remain unbeaten with five straight wins.The Golden Bears led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter, but the Green Wave rallied to cut the lead to three, 26-23 on Kayla Manuirirangi’s jumper with :45 left in the first half.Tulane came back to tie the game at 33 with 4:11 left in the third, but Anigwe and Recee’ Caldwell hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 13-5 run to re-establish the cushion and Smith hit four straight free throws in the final :27 to seal the win.Cal shot just 23 of 58 (39.7 per cent) from the field, but knocked down 10 of 29 from beyond the 3-point arc and maintained a 43-34 advantage on the boards.Anigwe finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Smith had 16 points.Dynah Jones came off the Tulane (3-1) bench to score 22 points.The Associated Press read more

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Fountain pens are back in fashion as millennials in search of a

first_imgFountain pens are back in fashion as millennials turn to handwriting in an attempt to escape the digital age, according to market insiders. Director of… She added: “Writing has become an escape for the younger generation from their digital lives.” The fountain pen is enjoying a fresh renaissance with sales of the classic writing instrument rising, a trend which experts are crediting to youngsters wanting to find an “antidote” to their increasingly digital lives.  Wendy Vickery, marketing director at stationary company Pentel UK, said young people are increasingly “keen to put down their smartphones and pick up a pen to write letters, notes and messages to loved ones, friends and colleagues.” last_img read more

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SpaceX highlight reel makes us want to believe

first_imgThere are plenty of ways to make a good YouTube video, but you can’t go wrong with cheering crowds, inspiring music, and giant rockets blasting into space. That’s the formula SapceX has taken with its mission highlight video from the recently completed Dragon capsule mission.On the off chance you don’t pay attention to awesome things, back in May the private orbital launch company SpaceX was able to send its Dragon capsule all the way to the International Space Station. This is of note because no private craft has ever achieved so much. Previously, only the US, Russia, Japan, and the European Space Agency had completed an orbital docking.The Dragon capsule was shot into space atop the Falcon 9 rocket, a craft much more akin to the NASA Saturn V than the shuttles. The Dragon capsule was tested for a few days in orbit before it was allowed to approach the station. It was then captured with a Canadian-made robotic arm and attached to the station.The video has stock footage of the launch, along with some cool shots of the Dragon capsule unfurling its solar panels in orbit. The astronauts on the station filmed the docking procedure, and their first time boarding the craft.Dragon was on a resupply mission, but this was also a test to make sure SpaceX would be able to fulfil its NASA contract to keep the supplies flowing to the ISS. It’s all in the video, set to some very positive tunes, so check it out.last_img read more

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SFRBouygues Tel escarmouches juridiques autour de la Fibre

first_imgSFR/Bouygues Tel : escarmouches juridiques autour de la FibreBouyges vend une connexion « fibre optique » à ses abonnées alors que la fibre s’arrête en bas des immeubles et est relayé par un câble coaxial jusqu’à la box de l’abonné. SFR les attaque pour concurrence déloyale.Le tribunal de commerce de Paris a reçu la plainte de SFR et va statuer sur sa demande : Bouyges n’aurait peut-être plus le droit d’employer la dénomination « fibre optique » pour son offre.Orange avait déjà porté plainte pour la même raison exactement contre le Numéricable, en 2008. Mais ils avaient été déboutés. Le PDG de Numéricable, Éric Denoyer, a réitéré son argument : « que la fibre arrive au pied de l’immeuble ou jusqu’à l’abonné ne change rien. Les deux technologies ont les mêmes capacités de débit ». Il ajoutait que, dans un réseau de fibres à l’abonné, la fibre s’arrête au pas de la porte de l’appartement, mais ne va pas jusqu’à la Box de l’abonné, qui est raccordée via un câble Ethernet.SFR souhaiterait simplement que Bouyges abandonne le terme « fibre » et le différencie clairement de « très haut débit » et « jusqu’à 100 Mo ». Tout ce qui va à 100 Mo n’est pas fibre !À lire aussiSéisme de l’Aquila : de vives réactions suite à la condamnation des sismologues italiensCette escarmouche entre les deux opérateurs est toutefois surprenante, car ils sont partenaires… pour le développement de la fibre optique !   Interrogée par le journal La Tribune (lien non disponible), Numericable a commenté que SFR est « un opérateur ADSL qui préfère faire du contentieux plutôt que d’investir massivement dans la fibre ».Le 17 avril 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Sur Terre des dépôts de sel proches de ceux de Mars abritent

first_imgSur Terre, des dépôts de sel proches de ceux de Mars abritent de la vieDes dépôts de sel présents le long de la rivière Tinto en Andalousie se retrouvent être très proches de certaines minéraux que l’on retrouve sur Mars et sur Europe, une des lunes de Jupiter. Malgré les conditions, on retrouve dans les échantillons espagnols des bactéries et des algues qui parviennent à survivre dans des niches de quelques millimètres. Les chercheurs espèrent que les futurs explorations spatiales se pencheront davantage sur ces dépôts.Il y a-t-il sur Terre des endroits où les conditions sont celles que l’on retrouve sur Mars ? Une équipe du centre d’astrobiologie de la fondation espagnole pour les sciences et technologie affirme avoir fait une telle découverte dans des dépôts de sel de la rivière Tinto en Andalousie. L’étude des microorganismes qui parviennent à s’y développer permet aux chercheurs de mieux connaitre et identifier les environnements dans lesquels la vie serait la plus susceptible d’exister, ou d’avoir existé, sur la planète rouge.Sur Mars les fortes radiations, le manque d’humidité et les conditions extrêmes de température et de pression empêchent la formation de la vie. Les chercheurs sont donc en quête de conditions plus favorables. Sur Terre par exemple au niveau des dépôts de sels du Tinto Rio, un environnement acide et ferreux, il se forme des microniches dans lesquels des microorganismes survivent. Le mélange de souffre, de sels et de fer forme un minerai nommé natrojarosite, très proche de la jarosite retrouvée sur Mars. Toutes deux indiquent la présence ancienne d’eau et partagent des points communs avec les dépôts de sel qui existent également sur Europe, une des lunes de Jupiter.Des formations aperçues par Curiosity”Les dépôts de sel sont de bons hôtes pour les restes biologiques ainsi que pour la vie elle-même dans des circonstances extrêmes, souligne Felipe Gómez du centre d’astrobiologie, auteur d’une étude sur la rivière Tinto publiée dans la revue Planetary and Space Science en aout 2012. Cela est dû au fait que les conditions dans cet environnement restent moins agressives qu’en dehors. Il fournit en particulier une protection contre les radiations et il maintient un niveau d’humidité supérieur à ce que l’on trouve en dehors.” À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Les bactéries et les algues retrouvées dans les dépôts de la rivière Tinto sont invisibles à l’œil nu. Elles sont de cinq types différents et survivent au sein de microniches épaisses de seulement quelques millimètres.”Du point de vue astrologique, continue Felipe Gómez, les dépôts de sel ont une grande importance et devraient être pris en compte lors de la recherche de vie pendant les missions d’exploration spatiale, comme actuellement celle du Curiosity sur Mars.” De tels dépôts ont bel et bien été découverts par le fameux rover.Le 12 janvier 2013 à 19:17 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Stileet DMAC many more to perform for GB Independence

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Grand Bahama International Airport Will Reopen Today Related Items:bahamas independence, grand bahama, ministry of tourism, Stileet Recommended for you Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama Island Reopens Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Bahama, Bahamas June 30, 2017 — Top local artists like Stileet, DMAC, Cooling Waters and more have been assembled to perform for two events celebrating the 44th Anniversary of Independence. The announcement was made at a press conference on Thursday, by Senior Under Secretary in the Ministry of Grand Bahama, Office of the Prime Minister Harcourt Brown. The Ministry announced the Ecumenical Service and Parade and the All Bahamian Family Fun Day to take place on July 9th and 10th respectively. Both events will be sponsored by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC). Also scheduled to perform are Grand Bahama Police Pop Band, Ophie & The Websites, Tony Lowe, Georgina Martin, New Wave Dancers, Legend Marching Band and a Junkanoo Rushout. Simeon Outten & Freedom Band, an Interdenominational Mass Choir, Ricardo Clarke, Christian Massive and the Bahamas Dance Theatre. “Looking at the line up, it promises to be a day of fun, fun, fun,” said Brown who added that the Grand Bahama Independence Committee had other activities scheduled for the days leading up to these two major events. #MagneticMediaNews#Bahamas44thIndependence Grand Bahama Set to Return to Normal After Hurricane Irmalast_img read more

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Guardiola compares Premier League title race to Nadal Federer Djokovic

first_imgPep Guardiola reckons Manchester City, Liverpool and other English clubs push themselves to greater heights in a similar manner to some renown tennis greatsCity lead the Premier League table on 35 points without defeat after 13 games following Saturday’s 4-0 thrashing at West Ham.However, Liverpool are keeping up in the title battle with their 3-0 win over Watford retaining their two-point gap to City.Despite losing their first league game of the season at Tottenham on Saturday, Chelsea are also in the mix.“It’s similar with [Rafael] Nadal, [Roger] Federer and [Novak] Djokovic, no?” said Guardiola, according to BeSoccer.“They push one to be better than the other one because they know.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We need it in sport, as athletes. They [the City players] know. I didn’t tell them, but they know how strong Liverpool are.“They know that we can’t drop points because if we do Liverpool are going to win the league.“I can say Liverpool or Chelsea and Tottenham are the same in this moment. Arsenal as well.“To compete we need good opponents close and this season we have it, here and in Europe.”City will next face Lyon in a Champions League Group F match on Tuesday with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

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Public Health Museum Offers FREE Camp For WHS Juniors Seniors Interested In

first_img(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Public Health Museum.)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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Public Health Museum Offers FREE Camp For WHS Juniors & Seniors Interested In Public Health CareersIn “Community”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education” TEWKSBURY, MA — Is your high schooler interested in a career in medicine, infectious disease, or nursing? The Public Health Museum is inviting students to apply to OUTBREAK! 2019.  This week-long summer program is for Massachusetts high school students entering their junior and senior year as of Fall 2019. For the seventh year in a row, the program will be offered for FREE.The program is scheduled for August 5, 2019 to August 9, 2019 at the Public Health Museum in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.OUTBREAK! 2019 is an interactive, challenging program designed to introduce high school students to the history and importance of public health. Students will learn about epidemiology, investigate a simulated disease outbreak, learn about the wide range of public health careers, and more. Field trips include the State Public Health Laboratory in Jamaica Plain and additional other public health facilities.The Public Health Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural museum that strives to preserve records and artifacts from our nation’s public health history, educate the public about the achievements and contributions of public health, and inspire people to build upon the past and continue to advance the future of public health.Applications are available on line from the Museum’s website or by contacting the museum at 978-851-7321 ext. 2606 or phmuseum@gmail.com.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly May 21 2014

first_imgIndividual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioInvestigators Find No Cover-up at Alaska National Guard Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCAn Army Inspector General found leaders of the Alaska National Guard did not cover up any reports of sexual assault and harassment.  At least, that’s how the Inspector General’s office for the Defense Department explained it in a letter Wednesday to Sen. Lisa Murkowski.Funny River Fire Takes 20,000 Acres, More Firefighters On The WayShaylon Cochran, KDLL – KenaiThe fire that’s been burning on the Kenai Peninsula since Monday has now burned more than 20,000 acres. The fire is still contained on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. More than 200 firefighters and several aircraft are using water from nearby Tustumena Lake to control the blaze.Tyonek Fire Grows To 1,500 AcresJosh Edge, APRN – AnchorageA fire near the village of Tyonek has grown to approximately 1,500 acres.Anchorage Scientist Studies Ancient Cancer For Clues To Modern Disease Annie Feidt, APRN – AnchorageCancer is often described as a modern disease. But the skeletal remains of our ancient ancestors are marked by the ravages of cancer. And an Anchorage scientist- who’s a cancer survivor, thinks those prehistoric bones could hold clues to understanding how the disease works today. It’s an emerging field though, that has some critics.Kuskokwim Working Group Grapples With Fishwheels, Threatened Weirs, And ConfusionBen Matheson, KYUK – BethelOn the day that the summer’s king salmon restrictions began, the Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group met to hash out the details of this summer fishing plans.  Managing a precarious king salmon run along 700 miles of river will be anything but simple.Cannabis Entrepreneurs Preparing For Potential LegalizationDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksAlaska’s marijuana ballot initiative has some Fairbanks entrepreneurs organizing in hopes of being able to grow and sell the drug. Proposition 2 would have the state regulate marijuana like alcohol.Assembly Passes Special Zoning For Eklutna Village Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageThe village of Eklutna is now protected as a special area within the city of Anchorage. The Anchorage Assembly unanimously voted on Tuesday to create a district to protect the 800 acres that are considered to be the oldest continually inhabited Athabascan site in the region.British Kayakers Take On Aleutian ChainLauren Rosenthal, KUCB – UnalaskaFor the past three years, a British woman has been trying to travel around the globe using only her own strength. Sarah Outen has biked through China and rowed the Pacific Ocean.Now, she’s in the Aleutian Islands, tackling some of the world’s wildest seas in a kayak — and learning plenty along the way.last_img read more

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UA Board of Regents discuss approval process for Chilkat Valley timber sale

first_imgForest Ranger Jason Anderson, left, University of Alaska Land Management Director Christine Klein, USFS Forester Chris Maisch and Mental Health Land Trust Executive Director Wyn Menefee respond to questions at the timber sale open house. (Photo by Henry Leasia/KHNS)The University of Alaska’s Board of Regents will review plans for a proposed timber sale in the Chilkat Valley.Listen nowThe decision on whether the board would approve the development and disposal plan for the sale was postponed at a meeting last month.University of Alaska announced in March it was working toward a timber sale on 13,400 acres of land in the Haines Borough. The proposed 10-year negotiated sale would produce 150 million board feet.The Facilities and Land Management Committee for the University’s Board of Regents met at the end of May to review the proposed timber sale.Some regents raised concerns about the lack of information on the proposed sale.Regent Jo Heckman questioned the university’s policy on the negotiated sale process and stated that the board was being asked to make a decision with inadequate information.“When you say the brevity of the document is because that is how it is defined in our policy, are we really proud of that policy?” Heckmen said. “It’s hard for us to make a balanced, informed decision when the information is not there.”No specific details have been provided about what areas of the university’s lands will be harvested and how the timber would be logged.Vice Chair John Davies suggested that the board seek public comment further along in the negotiations and submit the final contract to the board for approval.UA Land Management Office Director Christine Klein opposed this idea, saying it could disrupt the sale.“It could put us in a situation where the buyer looks at other markets instead of this one,” Klein said.Davies’ recommendation was voted down 2-1 by the committee, but they did not rule out the possibility of discussing it further when the entire board was present.The University of Alaska provides a public comment period for its timber sales. The deadline for comments on the sale in the Chilkat Valley was extended twice and ended May 22.Haines Borough Assembly expressed frustration with the university’s public process.The Assembly sent a letter in May criticizing the format for its open house on the timber sale. Assembly members requested the university address concerns and answer residents’ questions in public rather than individually.The university’s timber sales have come under scrutiny before for lacking transparency.During a previous university timber sale on Mitkof Island, the Petersburg Borough and the City of Kupreanof requested the university suspend the finalization of its contract.In a 2014 letter, the borough claimed that the Board of Regents made the decision in “the absence of a meaningful public process.”The university has not provided specific information about where and how the buyer would harvest timber in the Chilkat Valley because they are engaged in a negotiated sale.Not all terms of the sale will be available until negotiations are complete.At the open house, the land management office explained that a negotiated sale allows them to secure a purchaser and avoid a deal falling through after years of negotiation.Director Christine Klein said that even though it speeds up the sale process, once it is set they will be able to better address the community’s needs.“If we do a negotiated sale, which we can lock in at least the interest in the buyer, then there’s room for flexibility to negotiate things that can be done to meet the community’s needs,” Klein said.The Facilities and Land Management Committee voted at a May 31 meeting to postpone the discussion of the development and disposal plan in order to allow more time for the university administration to provide a full presentation.The university’s land management office will begin talks with the buyer, UA Public Affairs Vice President Roberta Graham said, if the board approves the plan.The administration expects to bring essential terms back to the Board of Regents for review and approval.Graham noted that a vital process for exchange of input and information is being established by the UA Land Management Office and the Haines community through the on-going development of the Haines Action Committee, a local committee of stakeholders.The Board of Regents will discuss plans for the proposed sale at a special meeting June 19.A live stream of the conversation will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the University’s website.last_img read more

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Youth stabbed dead in Gazipur

first_imgA young man was stabbed to death allegedly by his rivals at Deura in the city on Monday.The deceased was Motaleb, son of Mofa of the area. Motaleb was accused in several cases.Ruhul Amin, senior assistant police commissioner (media) of Gazipur metropolitan police, said some miscreants numbering 7-8 surrounded Motaleb when he went to a pond near his house around 8:30am and stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving him dead on the spot.His father Mofa also sustained injuries as he came to rescue his son hearing his scream, said the police official adding that he might have been killed over previous enmity.Victim’s mother Momtaz said that local terrorists – Jahir, Firoz and four others stabbed his son to death.On information, police recovered the body.last_img read more

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