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Shehla Rashid gets protection from arrest in sedition case

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court has granted interim protection from arrest to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader and Jammu and Kashmir People’s movement leader Shehla Rashid, who has been booked under the sedition law for allegedly tweeting against the Indian Army. Additional Sessions Judge Pawan Kumar Jain at the Patiala House Court while granting interim bail to Rashid, said: “Considering all the facts, I am of the view that matter requires investigation in detail…Till then accused shall not be arrested, however, she shall join the investigation as and when called by the Investigating Officer (IO).” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder The court then posted the matter for hearing on November 5. During the course of the hearing, Additional Public Prosecutor submitted that the police had not even issued a notice to Shehla Rashid yet. The counsel for the accused submitted before the court that his client is ready to join the investigation and would cooperate with the police. The public prosecutor also submitted that the police has not received any complaint from the Army. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings He further added that the police needs a substantial time of at least six weeks to probe the matter. Shehla Rashid was booked on Friday for sedition over her comments about alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The Delhi Police’s Special Cell said that the FIR was registered on September 3 and Rashid, who is also a JNU Ph.D scholar, was booked for sedition on a criminal complaint by Supreme Court lawyer Alok Srivastav who had sought her arrest. “An FIR has been registered against her under sections 124-A (sedition), 153A (promoting enmity), 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly tweeting false information about Army raids in the Kashmir Valley based on a complaint filed by Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava,” a senior police officer said. In a series of tweets, Rashid had claimed that the Indian Army was indiscriminately picking up men, raiding houses and torturing people in the valley. She claimed that human rights abuses were being carried out in Kashmir. The allegations had drawn sharp reactions. Rashid, however, had said that she was ready to give the evidence when the Indian Army constitutes an inquiry. The Indian Army has officially rejected Rashid’s claims and called them “baseless” and “unverified”. After the Army dismissed her claims, many accused Rashid of spreading fake news to disrupt peace in the Valley.last_img read more

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THE SOCIAL Marks Milestone 1000th Episode March 9 on CTV

first_imgTORONTO, Feb. 28, 2018 – CTV’s most buzzworthy round-table chat, THE SOCIAL (@TheSocialCTV), celebrates its milestone 1,000th episode on Friday, March 9 at 1 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO, it was announced today. The network also confirmed plans are in place to produce a Facebook Live 360 degree broadcast of THE SOCIAL‘s landmark episode simultaneously on Facebook.com/TheSocialCTV, providing an in-depth, interactive companion viewing experience for fans across Canada and around the world.Captivating audiences from coast-to-coast-to-coast with its trademark, up-to-the-minute frank discussion and debate on trending current events, lifestyle, and entertainment topics, Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Talk Series THE SOCIAL is a key player in CTV’s #1 daytime lineup. This season to date, THE SOCIAL‘s average audience on CTV has grown year over year in the key A18-34 demo, particularly among young females. Now in its fifth season, the country’s most-watched Canadian lifestyle program among all key demos garners an average weekly reach of 3 million viewers on CTV, CTV Two, and E!. Advertisement In the special retrospective episode, co-hosts Melissa Grelo (@melissagrelo), Cynthia Loyst (@cynthialoyst), Lainey Lui (@LaineyGossip), Marci Ien (@MarciIen), along with Digital Correspondent Jess Allen (@jessieraeallen) and special surprise guests debate topics curated by loyal fans and viewers. In addition, THE SOCIAL marks the occasion with a look back at the most touching and memorable experiences from the past five seasons and the funniest moments in the show’s history. Pulling back the curtain, the series will also showcase the teamwork and dedication that brings the daily show to life.Beginning Friday, March 2, viewers can visit Facebook.com/TheSocialCTV to vote on the topics they wish to see featured in the landmark episode. Fans can join the conversation across their social platforms using the hashtag #TheSocial1000.The milestone 1,000th episode introduces a whole new way for fans of THE SOCIAL to engage with the show in real time through a simultaneous Facebook Live 360 degree broadcast – an immersive, interactive viewing experience that invites viewers to participate in the special from the perspective of being on set in the studio audience. The result of a special collaboration between CTV and Facebook, the live stream offers a full 360-degree view of the studio and enables fans to comment and interact with the program throughout the special, integrating its social audience like never before.“This is a show where women’s voices and expertise are celebrated in front of the camera, behind the scenes and in our content.” said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President and Head, Bell Media Studios. “THE SOCIAL is a staple for Canadian viewers who enjoy and engage with our honest, topical, relatable, and meaningful conversations each day and for the next 1,000 to come.”THE SOCIAL co-hosts share what they hope the next 1,000 episodes will bring:“I hope that in the next 1,000 episodes, we will be able to see how movements we discuss today like #MeToo or the lack of diversity in representation in the workplace, and others, have evolved for the better,” said moderator and co-host Melissa Grelo. “I believe THE SOCIAL has contributed a lot to the discussions that all Canadians are having about equality and fairness in all facets of life. I also hope that the next 1,000 episodes continue to represent what good, strong, healthy debates look like. We don’t all share the same perspectives, but we do love and respect one another deeply. I look forward to pushing the conversations forward!”“I gained five close friends from THE SOCIAL. Cynthia, Jess, Marci, Melissa, Jess, and Traci are among the most important people in my life. And every day on the show, I feel like we’re talking to our friends across Canada. Going forward, that’s what I hope for more of: friendship, conversation, understanding, and fun,” said co-host and Canada’s foremost gossip blogger Lainey Lui. “I have learned so much from THE SOCIAL – from my colleagues, from our audience, and from our guests. Like… I actually bake now! And I know how to cook so many things! So, by the time our 2,000th episode comes around, I wonder if I’ll be a proper chef?”“I hope the next 1,000 episodes will bring more laughs, more surprises, and more Momoa!,” said relationship expert and co-host Cynthia Loyst. “I would also love to visit viewers from across this wonderful country, perhaps a special episode on the road? I dare to dream!”“Let’s continue the conversation,” said veteran journalist and co-host Marci Ien. “What I love the most about THE SOCIAL is that it’s a safe place to share our opinions and we aren’t afraid of tackling real topics that resonate with our viewers. I hope the next 1,000 episodes bring honest discussions about what Canadians are facing in their everyday lives and we will continue to share our stories – in my case, overshare!”“I’m sure every age believes they are living in especially politically charged times but holy smokes, most days it feels as though our time takes the cake,” said THE SOCIAL’s Digital Correspondent Jess Allen. “Maybe it’s social media that has amplified this sense that everyone must have an opinion, whether it’s informed or not; of opinions existing in echo chambers; and of sides being rigidly divided. So continuing to have up-to-speed spirited, engaged, and most importantly, respectful debate and discourse is something I look forward to. Also, more food segments. Because that’s what you call a free lunch.”Since its debut, THE SOCIAL remains the daily destination for fresh perspectives and unfiltered discussions on topics that resonate with Canadians. With lifestyle experts, beauty regimens, red carpet recaps, fashion tips, and distinctive guests, week after week THE SOCIAL has resonated with viewers from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Before THE SOCIAL commemorates its 1,000th milestone episode (March. 9), below is a list of fun facts to help viewers reflect on the past 999 episodes:301,000 – Total number of views from the most-watched clip on the @TheSocialCTV Facebook page when Co-Host Cynthia Loyst meets Jason Momoa195,212 – Highest number of impressions from a single tweet (interview with Fifth Harmony in Season 3)105,434 – Total number of views from the most-watched @TheSocialCTVInstagram video featuring Co-Host Melissa Grelo’s Jennifer Lopez dance-off56,789 – Audience members that have attended THE SOCIAL to date10,565 – Most number of likes on a single @TheSocialCTV Instagram post (photo of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry engagement, posted on Nov. 27, 2017)999 – Total number of live shows, as of March 8, 2018263 – Total number of one-on-one celebrity interviews the co-hosts have conducted in-studio110 – Number of 5th chair guests, other than with regular Digital Correspondent Jess Allen100 – Total number of fitness segments the co-hosts have completed60 – Amount of production crew per episode42 – Number of food-related field shoots THE SOCIAL’s resident foodie and digital correspondent, Jess Allen, has completed34 – Total books read for THE SOCIAL Chapter10 – Number of times Co-Host Lainey Lui has joined THE SOCIAL live from L.A. while covering the Oscars8 – Number of cameras to shoot the daily live show5 – Current season2 – Total number of times #THESOCIALCTV has trended nationwide, which was when Justin Trudeau joined THE SOCIAL’s Bell Let’s Talk Day Special, and Co-Host Lainey Lui debuted #ChineseOxBuns1 – Number of non-human guests who joined the conversation live in-studio: Miss Piggy!THE SOCIAL airs live weekdays at 1 p.m. (2 p.m. AT) on CTV. Episodes also air at 2 p.m. ET on CTV Two, 6 p.m. ET, and at 7 a.m., 10 a.m., and 2 p.m. ET on E! the day following their broadcast premieres. THE SOCIAL is also available live on CTV GO (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times), as well as on demand across CTV’s digital platforms including CTV.ca and TheSocial.ca. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ban Kimoon condemns latest murder of Lebanese lawmaker

19 September 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s assassination of a Lebanese lawmaker, who was killed along with at least eight others after an apparent car bomb attack in the capital, Beirut. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he was “shocked by the brutal assassination” of Antoine Ghanem and offered his condolences to the families of all the people killed.“Such acts of terrorism aim at undermining Lebanon’s stability and are unacceptable,” the statement said. “Lebanon has suffered far too many such attempts.”Mr. Ban urged all Lebanese to show “calm and restraint at this very critical time and to allow judicial procedures to take their course” and stressed the need for continued dialogue within the country.The assassination took place the same day that the Security Council received a briefing from UN Legal Counsel Nicolas Michel on the progress being made towards establishing the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which is being set up to prosecute those responsible for the February 2005 assassination – also during a car bomb attack – of the country’s former prime minister Rafiq Hariri.In a statement to the press after the closed-door briefing, Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert of France, which holds the rotating Council presidency this month, said members welcomed the progress achieved so far and encouraged Mr. Ban to continue to undertake the steps and measures necessary to formally establish the Special Tribunal.Once it is established, it will be up to the judges to determine whether other political killings in Lebanon between October 2004 and December 2005 were connected to Mr. Hariri’s assassination and could therefore be dealt with by the Special Tribunal.Any political killings that have occurred since December 2005 could also be dealt with, but only with the consent of the Security Council, Mr. Michel later told reporters.He said the UN was making good progress towards appointing the judges and prosecutors who will serve on the Special Tribunal, adding that this is extremely important as they will be “the public face” of the court.According to the Tribunal’s statute, the chambers will consist of one international pre-trial judge; three judges to serve in the trial chamber (one Lebanese and two international); five judges to serve in the appeals chamber (two Lebanese and three international); and two alternate judges (one Lebanese and one international). The judges of the trial chamber and those of the appeals chamber will then each elect a presiding judge to conduct the proceedings in their chamber, with the presiding judge of the appeals chamber serving as president of the Tribunal.Mr. Michel also said it was a priority to find a successor to Serge Brammertz, the head of the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC), which is probing the Hariri assassination and other political killings after a UN mission found Lebanon’s earlier investigations flawed.Mr. Brammertz has indicated he does not plan to stay on beyond the end of the year, Mr. Michel noted, underscoring the need to assure continuity by appointing someone as commissioner who could then become the prosecutor of the Special Tribunal once it starts operations.The Tribunal is forecast to cost $35 million to run in its first 12 months, followed by $45 million in its second year and $40 million in its third year. Some 51 per cent will be met by UN Member States, and the remaining 49 per cent from the Lebanese Government.Mr. Michel said the UN has already received indications from several governments that they are ready and willing to contribute to the costs of operating the court. He also noted that the UN and the Netherlands, which has agreed to host the Tribunal, are examining several potential sites.Asked whether the IIIC would investigate today’s assassination, Mr. Michel said it was up to the Lebanese Prime Minister to send a request to Mr. Ban, who can then forward it to the Security Council, which determines whether the killing or attack should be included in the work of the Commission. read more

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President says will work closely with international community

Following exchange of pleasantries the two leaders sat for bilateral talks. Since both the countries are committed to strengthening economic development and international trade, the two leaders paid their attention to lay a solid foundation to revitalise bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and Tajikistan.The necessity of forming a mechanism to identify business and investment opportunities were also emphasized. The President, who was on a state visit to Tajikistan to attend the 5th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia met President Rahmon as his fist official engagement. The Sri Lankan President was accorded a grand welcome at the President’s Palace in Dushanbe. Both leaders pleaded to work in unison to ensure regional security and battle drug trafficking. President Maithripala Sirisena says he intends to work closely with the international community in order to achieve economic prosperity.President Sirisena expressed these views during bilateral discussions with the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon. read more

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Chiefs of UN bodies convene for Spring 2004 board meeting in Vienna

After a three-hour regular session in Vienna, the Board members attended a luncheon hosted by Mohamed ElBaradei, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), according to a UN spokesperson. They then flew by helicopter to Baden, just outside the Austrian capital, where they had a three-hour private discussion.The World Tourism Organization is the most recent addition to the meeting, having just been added as a UN specialized agency.This evening, Board members were scheduled to attend a dinner hosted by Foreign Minister Benita Ferrero-Waldner.Last night the Secretary-General had a three-way meeting with Austrian President Thomas Klestil and Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who was on an official visit to Austria, the spokesperson said.They discussed the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, including the humanitarian situation of the Palestinians and blockages at checkpoints that are threatening international aid efforts. They also discussed efforts to make progress in the search for peace, in light of Israel’s declared intention to withdraw from Palestinian areas.In other news, the Secretary-General’s Deputy, Louise Fréchette, wrapped up yesterday four days of discussions with high-level European officials in Strasbourg, France, and Brussels to develop further areas of cooperation between the UN and the European Union, before joining the CEB meeting.Ms. Fréchette met with the President of the European Parliament, Pat Cox, and with European Commission President Romano Prodi, among other officials, and also spoke about UN reform at a forum organized by the European Policy Centre. read more

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Aerospace analysts eager for confirmation of June Bombardier CSeries test flight

Aerospace analysts eager for confirmation of June Bombardier CSeries test flight by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted May 6, 2013 1:21 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Aerospace industry observers are eagerly watching for confirmation this week that Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft will make its maiden test flight next month.Amid expectations of a weak first-quarter, analysts see the plane’s progress as a potential catalyst to turn around the transportation giant’s lagging share price.Kevin Chiang of CIBC World Markets says “all eyes are turned towards the CSeries first flight” by the end of June and signals that it will avoid delays that gripped Boeing’s 787 aircraft.“If Bombardier fails to meet this milestone, then questions about whether the CSeries will follow in the footsteps of the Dreamliner will only get louder,” he wrote in a report.“In other words, the success of first flight will be used as a barometer to gauge the ability for Bombardier to execute on its CSeries program.”The first flight has been already delayed about six months from initial forecasts.Analysts describe it as the “first domino” needed to achieve Bombardier’s long-term targets of generating US$5 billion to US$8 billion of additional revenues in five years.Joseph Nadol of JP Morgan said the CSeries remains a key issue but he isn’t expecting any change from the June target date.Turan Quettawala of Scotiabank also believes the CS100 will likely fly this summer, which will reduce the risk for the company and could lead to some orders.He said the first-quarter has been weak for orders for both the company’s aerospace and transportation divisions.With healthy railway and large business jet backlogs, Bombardier can expect a stream of revenue for several years. But Quettawala said he expects the quarterly report to show that the aerospace division has burned through $740 million of cash as it continues to spend heavily on development projects such as the CSeries, Learjet 85, Global 7000/8000 and Learjet 70/75.“The free cash flow situation is also likely to be exacerbated by low-order flow in the quarter,” he wrote.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) is expected to report Thursday that its earned US$134.3 million, or nine cents per share in adjusted profits in the first quarter, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.That’s down nearly 25 per cent from US$179 million or 10 cents per share in the prior year.Revenues are expected to increase 19 per cent to $4.17 billion.Bombardier’s regional aircraft program has been helped by jet orders from Delta and by WestJet’s (TSX:WJA) order for Q400s.But the company lost a United Airlines regional jet order for 30 aircraft to Brazilian rival Embraer. One-third way through the U.S. airlines order cycle, Embraer has won 77 of the 117 firm orders awarded by Delta, United and Republic.Nadol said competition with Bombardier should be “intense” for additional orders particularly because of Embraer’s success.On the transportation side, Bombardier is set to secure a US$2-billion order from Deutsche Bahn for up to 450 electric locomotives over a decade.The pending order, which still needs internal approvals in Germany, comes despite a dispute between the two sides over problems with commuter trains used in Berlin.“As such, this order highlights both the demand for Bombardier Transportation’s advanced technology, as well as the massive and growing infrastructure need in the eurozone,” says Walter Spracklin of RBC Capital Markets.He expects a resumption of Chinese contracts will boost transportation margins in the first quarter to 6.5 per cent compared with 4.5 per cent for aerospace.Spracklin said Bombardier shored up its liquidity through a US$2-billion bond offering in the quarter.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier’s shares were up seven cents at C$4.15 in Monday afternoon trading. read more

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Brock to offer unlimited access to popular online learning platform

Brock University students, faculty and staff now have unlimited access to Lynda.com, a leading online, self-paced learning platform.Lynda.com offers more than 5,000 video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts that help people learn business, technology, software and creative skills.In April 2017, the Government of Ontario announced its new Career Kick-Start Strategy, which includes giving all post-secondary students in Ontario free access to high-quality, skills-focused online learning through Lynda.com.Building on this opportunity, eCampusOntario — a not-for-profit organization funded by the provincial government — successfully negotiated with LinkedIn Learning, owners of Lynda.com, to extend this access to faculty and staff at publicly-funded Ontario colleges and universities.Brock Training and Organizational Development Specialist Holly Bolvari says the platform is a great tool to add to Brock’s growing portfolio of professional development opportunities for employees.“An innovative learning tool like Lynda.com will allow individuals to further enhance their knowledge and skills for both their personal and professional development,” she says.In addition to providing employees with professional development opportunities, instructors can incorporate the website’s resources into their curricula by assigning video tutorials as coursework. Students can take courses that supplement their studies or help them gain skills that will better prepare them for a career.Popular courses include photography, design, IT, web, business, management and marketing.Courses can be accessed on-demand, at the user’s pace and schedule, from any desktop or mobile device. The Lynda.com mobile app allows for learning on the go.Tutorial videos are also available on Lynda.com that demonstrate how to use the platform.  As part of the agreement eCampus Ontario negotiated with LinkedIn, Lynda.com will be available to Brock University faculty, staff and students until Sept. 21, 2020.How to access Lynda.com courses:      Go to Lynda.com      Click on the menu on the top of the screen.      Click Sign In.      Click the Sign in with your organization portal link.      Enter brocku.ca and click Continue.      Sign in with your Brock credentials. Enter your Brock username and password and click the Log in button.Individuals who are already Lynda.com users will need to identify that they have an account to bring their course history, playlists, certificates of completion and bookmarks to the new profile. read more

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Larkins careerhigh 40 points send Delaware State by Cairn

DOVER, Del. — Senior Kevin Larkin scored a career 40 points and Delaware State beat Division III-member Cairn University 102-66 on Monday night to end its three-game losing streak.Larkin shot 17 of 26 from the floor, grabbed 11 rebounds — six on the offensive end — had six assists and four steals. Larkin’s previous high was 25 points as a true freshman when he played at Division II Cheyney.The Highlanders kept it close for the first 7 1/2 minutes when Josh Decker made a 3-pointer to pull his team within 19-18. The Hornets responded with a 15-0 run in which six-different players scored in a six-minute span. Delaware State (2-7) led 47-32 at halftime and Larkin’s 3-pointer with 9:45 remaining made it 79-59.Ameer Bennett added 15 points for the Hornets and Jonathan Mitchell scored 14 with eight rebounds.Jesse Rivera led Cairn with 13 points. The Highlanders turned it over 24 times.The Associated Press read more

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From player to coach Justin Kronauge helps lead Ohio State tennis

When an athlete posts multiple school records by the end of their college career, it would be expected to be hard to say goodbye. But for the Ohio State men’s tennis team, that goodbye became a new beginning. Former Buckeye tennis player, Justin Kronauge, is in his second year as the team’s assistant coach after completing one of the most illustrious athletic careers in the team’s history. Kronauge ended his playing career with the most single wins (147), most doubles wins (128) and most combined wins with 275 total victories for the Buckeyes, but still is as humble as can be. “I don’t even look at that stuff,” Kronauge said. “With such a good program like Ohio State, it’s an honor to hold those records.” Graduating with a degree in finance in 2010, Kronauge turned to coaching. The two-time All-American searched for a position on traveling and lower-level professional teams, but said he knew the atmosphere of the college game was the right fit for him, and the assistant coaching spot at OSU was calling. With a streak of seven straight Big Ten titles on the line, Kronauge said he is focused on preparing his team for the postseason. “Last year was our sixth straight, I’ve been a part of all of those,” Kronauge said. “It was special being on other end coaching, and making it to the Final Four of NCCAs last year was pretty exciting too.” Redshirt junior Devin McCarthy said he was happy to see Kronauge hired as an assistant coach for the team. McCarthy was a freshman when Kronauge was a senior for the Buckeyes and understood the honor it is to be coached by his former teammate. “It’s great to be able to go to someone who knows what you’re going through, he understands me as a player,” McCarthy said. “You look at his accolades, it’s pretty easy to listen to someone who has accomplished what he has.” Being a part of the team for four years, it was a pretty easy transition to becoming a coach, Kronauge said. “I feel like the guys had some respect from playing with me,” Kronauge said. “I grew up with some of them. They might give me a little harder time, but it’s alright, it’s give and take.” The team has won 143-consecutive home matches and 84-consecutive Big Ten victories with a win against the Minnesota Golden Gophers April 8, but the team doesn’t talk about the streaks, McCarthy said. “We don’t really want to jinx things,” McCarthy said. “We don’t want to be known as the team that lost it for all the guys like Justin. We are all working harder to make sure that doesn’t happen.” Kronauge has witnessed players in similar situations while playing for the Buckeyes, adding he is glad he can help guide them through it. “There was a lot of tight situations I was in when I was player,” Kronauge said. “I think my experience helps, and I can talk them through it.” Former teammate and senior Steven Williams described his coach as serious, respectful and hard working. “He has been able to balance being friends with the guys between playing and it being business,” Williams said. “He always had respect because he always kept it professional and looking out for the guys.” Kronauge competed in some lower-level professional tournaments across South America and the United States, but said he wishes to keep coaching in the future. read more

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Whats your MINExpo news

first_imgThe greatest mining show on earth, MINExpo, is closing in. Many exhibitors have already sent news material to International Mining on products and services. We will be publishing two preview articles to accommodate your different release timings – one in August (deadline July 6) and one in the September issue of the magazine. Send your news to john@im-mining.com as soon as possible.IM’s MINExpo previews in the August and September issues will highlight solutions that make it possible for the mining industry to meet its challenges and capitalise on opportunities in a rapidly changing world in need of metals, minerals and energy. Solutions will be found at MINExpo 2016 with imaginative new products and services, innovative technologies and learning from the expertise of others. That is why, every four years, leaders, managers and decision makers from the mining industry come to MINExpo, and why thousands of readers around the world read and trust International Mining.last_img read more

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EHF CUP F4 Berlin and Montpellier are the favorites

In the semis Berlin will play Pick Szeged, Montpellier will face Constanta. Text: Gábor Várkonyi, Péter Butty In the other pairing Montpellier seem to be the stronger team. Omeyer and Accambray are most likely to leave the team as EHF Cup titleholders. But they will need every bit of concentration against the highly motivated Romanian side. This year German capital Berlin will host the final of the EHF Cup. In 2013 Rhein-Neckar Löwen were victorious defeating home team Nantes. Germany will also be represented this year by one team. Apart from  the trio of Montpellier, Constanta and Pick Szeged, Füchse Berlin will try as hosts to win the title after already grabbing the German Cup. Three out of four competing teams were originally to play in the CL but they lost their Wild Card matches, while Constanta failed to qualify from the qualification tournament.Montpellier had the easiest route to the F4. They won all their matches and seem to be the odds-on-favourites.  Only Sporting of Portugal were able to play a tight match against them. In the quarter-final they played fellow countrymen Nantes. The first match was very exciting but the second leg was painfully one-sided and Montpellier got past their home rival without any difficulty.Berlinwere aware that if they qualified from the group they wouldn’t have to play any quarter-final match to advance into the F4.  Constanta who were in the same group with Füchse had a more difficult path however. They either should have won the group or be among the three best second-placed teams to be able to play for the F4. Their match in Romania was a draw but in Berlin Füchse won.  The Germans also grabbed 3 points against Chambéry and Hlolovec thus winning the group while HCM were second. Berlin and Montpellier seem to be the top contenders however neither team can expect an easy match. Injury-stricken Berlin should still be able to defeat Pick Szeged if we take Szeged’s current form into account. But Pick, enforced by  many national team players and top coach Juan Carlos Pastor, might also be able to smash Füchse’s dreams if they produce solid teamplay and great concentration. Pick Szeged had a rather unlucky draw. Apart from TatranPresov and Swedish side Kristianstad they also had to face last year’s finalist  Nantes who had many world champion players in their squad. The Hungarian and the French team were the biggest favourites and they won all of their home matches (even against each other). But in the final round Presov surprisingly defeated the French giving a huge helping hand to Pick Szeged to finish at the top of the group. Szeged then got past Sporting more or less without problems. BerlinEHF Cup F4 ← Previous Story 17 “YES” IN BUNDESLIGA: No license for HSV Handball! Next Story → THE END: French Ivry relegated after 57 years in elite! read more

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4 stitches required as Droid 2 explodes next to ear

first_imgAron Embry required 4 stitches in his ear after his Motorola Droid 2 exploded while he was on a call.Luckily for Aaron there was no damage done to his hearing, but the glass fragments had cut into him deep enough to requiring stitching to stop the bleeding.There’s no detail yet on what actually caused the Droid 2 to explode, but Motorola has issued a statement saying:Motorola’s priority is, and always has been the safety of our customers, and all Motorola products are designed, manufactured and tested to meet or exceed international and local standards for consumer safety. We will reach out to the consumer and investigate this thoroughly. Aron explains what happened in the video below:Read more at WFAA.com, via Android Centrallast_img read more

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Funeral of young woman who died after falling ill in restaurant taking

first_img 49,626 Views http://jrnl.ie/3203899 By Órla Ryan Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jan 25th 2017, 10:02 AM 14 Comments Funeral of young woman who died after ‘falling ill in restaurant’ taking place today Lisa Niland’s family have said they are heartbroken. Wednesday 25 Jan 2017, 10:02 AM Short URL Lisa Niland Source: Rip.ieTHE FUNERAL OF a young woman who reportedly fell ill in a fast food restaurant last week is due to take place today.Lisa Niland (19) died in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin on Friday after being transferred from Sligo University Hospital.Sligo Today reports that she became ill while at a restaurant in Carraroe.Lisa, a student at University of Limerick, was from Drimbane, Curry, Co Sligo. Her family have said they are heartbroken at her death. Source: CastleconnorGAAclub/TwitterLisa was a GAA supporter and her uncle John is a local refereeindepedent. A minute’s silence was observed in her memory at a match between Sligo and Leitrim on Sunday.She will be laid to rest in Bunnacrannagh Cemetery, following mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Curry at noon.Read: ‘Brutal and senseless’: Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead four years ago today Share6 Tweet Email3 last_img read more

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Australie la forte canicule donne de nouvelles couleurs aux cartes des températures

first_imgAustralie : la forte canicule donne de nouvelles couleurs aux cartes des températuresDeux nouvelles couleurs ont fait leur apparition dans les cartes de températures de l’Australie. Ces derniers jours, il n’a jamais fait si chaud dans le pays depuis que les relevés existent. La carte de l’Australie, actuellement en proie à la canicule et aux flammes, a pris de nouvelles couleurs. Le violet pour des température allant de 50 à 52°C et le rose pour celle entre 52 et 54°C ont en effet été rajoutés aux cartes des températures afin de rendre compte de l’ampleur de la canicule qui y règne actuellement. Des pics de chaleur à plus de 50°C et une moyenne pour le pays à 40,3°C ont été observés durant la journée de lundi. Du jamais vu depuis l’été 1972 qui détenait jusqu’ici le record national.Or, l’épisode caniculaire qui s’est fortement accentué depuis une semaine ne semble pas être en passe de se résoudre. Les prévisionnistes avouent même leur ignorance face à son évolution. Alasdair Hainsworth, du Bureau of Meteorology australien a ainsi déclaré mardi à l’AFP: “Les températures enregistrées sont sans précédents et nous sommes incapables de prévoir quand cette situation anormale prendra fin”. Sans surprise, ces températures inquiètent grandement car, outre les personnes fragiles (personnes âgées, enfants…) qui en souffrent le plus, elles sont à l’origine de nombreux déclenchement de feux de brousse. Rien que pour la journée d’hier, la Nouvelle-Galles du sud comptaient plus de 140 feux alors que la température dans la région dépassait les 45°C : plus de 30.000 hectares sont déjà partis en fumée. Aucune victime pour l’heure À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Plus que tout, la population craint que ne se reproduise le “Black Saturday” de 2009 qui avait fait 173 morts et durant lequel plus de 2.000 habitations avaient été détruites par les flammes dans l’État de Victoria. Le vent fort avec des pointes à plus de 100 km/h qui soufflait notamment dans ce même Etat a fait craindre le pire. Heureusement, la catastrophe ne s’est pas produite puisque aucun mort n’a été déploré depuis l’intensification de la vague de chaleur ce week-end. Plusieurs personnes demeurent introuvables mais les autorités pensent qu’elles sont parties par leurs propres moyens. A titre préventif, les autorités locales ont interdit de se rendre dans tout les parcs et les forêts domaniales de l’État. (crédits illustration : Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology)Le 9 janvier 2013 à 17:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Tag match on tonights 108 WWE Smackdown on Syfy

first_img WhatsApp Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Now Playing Up Next Twitter WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Charlotte Flair Videos Articles 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Videos Articles Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Becky Lynchcenter_img Facebook Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Google+ Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever The following is scheduled for tonight’s 10/8 WWE Smackdown on Syfy:– Dolph Ziggler vs. WWE Tag Team Champion Big E– WWE Divas Champion Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Natalya vs. The Bella Twins and Alicia Fox– Rusev vs. Ryback– Neville vs. King Barrett– Roman Reigns and Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt and Braun StrowmanCheck back later tonight for a recap of Smackdown on Wrestleview.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 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 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page to crown first AEW Champion tonight on All Outlast_img
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Flowers bloom again at Luepke in Vancouver

first_imgBruno Amicci acted like a kid in a candy shop Wednesday morning as he bustled through the Luepke building in downtown Vancouver, talking nonstop to a handful of visitors and employees in the largely empty space.But Amicci was in a flower shop, not a candy shop. And the businessman’s self-indulgence was not about candy but rather about finding a creative outlet for the historic building with the stunning round window. “This is a nice little jewel here,” said Amicci of the art deco building at 1300 Washington St. that he and his partner Kerry Kurth are quickly transforming into a dining and retail hub named Luepke Station. Amicci sees downtown as a jewel in the making. “Vancouver is happening right now,” says Amicci, who intends to move here later this year. “It’s very rare to be able to participate in a renaissance.”This week, Amicci held a soft opening for the revived flower shop, now called Luepke Flowers & Finds. He hired several employees of the former shop, which closed last month, including Tamara Szarowski as floral manager. Szarowski said she’s pleased with the fresh coat of paint in the building and an increase in the variety of floral arrangements at the new shop. One of the shop’s new services is bicycle delivery of flowers in the downtown area.Amicci also hired Jill Campbell, a community volunteer and former non-profit executive, to promote the flower shop and Luepke Station. She is reaching out to hotels and businesses to let them know about the new flower shop that’s replaced what had been a 105-year-old business.last_img read more

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Technology Allows Amazon to Protect Its Drones From Your Guns

first_img What’s more important than the privacy of Amazon’s customers in the beginnings of the drone era? The safety of the drones from Amazon customers.Amazon filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that documents the methods and systems that would be put in place in the event that unmanned drones could face some danger in the wild.The primary piece of technology gleaned from the patent documents is the idea of a mesh network between the drones (or uncrewed autonomous vehicles). In the proposed system, the drones can link up to each other and communicate data, such as location and other physical positions. If one drone doesn’t receive proper data from another, it can assume that one has been compromised and actions can be taken.The other UAVs in the network can then help the compromised drone to get to safety. A “fail-safe mode” can help them land in a safe location and allows other drones to provide surveillance.The mode can also direct a UAV to take “evasive maneuvers, navigate to a safe landing or parking zone for inspection, and so forth” if a person, for example, tries to throw something at it.To detect foreign objects, the drones would be equipped with “proximity sensors” that use all kinds of detection (radio frequencies, sonar, both optical and acoustic sensors, etc.each individual). Then they could take the appropriate actions.The drones probably wouldn’t be able to evade a bullet if it knocked them out of the sky. With this technology, Amazon seems less worried about each drone and more focused on catching perpetrators and keeping an eye on a pack of them. If one drone in the group is knocked out, the rest of them can receive the data and figure out where the last known location of it was, and what, if anything, took it out.This allows an Amazon employee can go and retrieve the drone. Other features in the patent can alert local authorities to the incident and deploy small, crash-landing air bags.We’re definitely wary of a future where the sky is filled with delivery drones that can access our personal data, shopping history, and Amazon account information. The episode in season seven of Parks and Recreation where Pawnee has to deal with delivery drones that can predict exactly what its residents would like to receive is satirical, but not impossible.We can deal with that in our own ways (protecting your online information is probably a good first step), but with this technology, we know that shooting a drone out of the sky is probably not the best way to stop it. There will be other drones behind it, and Amazon can figure out it was you. Amazon’s ‘Marvelous’ Gas Station Discount Causes Chaos in CaliforniaAmazon to Donate Unsold Products Instead of Trashing Them Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Missing Persons Challenging methods of findin

first_img (Photo Credit: WFUV Newsroom) Audio PlayerYour browser version does not support the audio element00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. by Robin Shannon Missing Persons: Challenging methods of finding lost loved… 8.28.19 11:35am There are hundreds of thousand missing persons in the FBI’s database.  For many people, the methods of finding their lost loved ones are as mysterious as their disappearances. Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon talks with Privacy and Information Consultant Bob Gellman.  He discusses some of the legal and ethical challenges in searching for missing people. Gellman is  a Senior Fellow, Center on Law and Information Policy, Fordham University School of Law 2012-13.First WFUV’s Rob Palazzolo talks to Dr. Arnita Fowler. Her son went missing almost 20 years ago, and due to a lack of resources for locating missing adults and a bureaucratic mess, she didn’t recover his body from Hart Island for 4 years. Fowler has been trying to reform the system for locating missing persons in the New York.last_img read more

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Happiness quotient post child birth

first_img“Larger the loss in well-being, the smaller the probability of a second baby,” said lead researcher Mikko Myrskyla from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany.“Parents’ experience with and after the first birth, helps predict how large the family will be eventually,” he added.The findings also showed that for mothers and fathers, the drop in life satisfaction during the year following the first birth is even larger than that caused by unemployment, divorce or the death of a partner. In order to explore this, the researchers looked at the mother’s and father’s self-reported life satisfaction in the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP). Every year, 20,000 participants assessed their contentedness with life on a scale from zero to 10 (maximum well-being). Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’After the first child, mothers and fathers reported a loss of well-being that averaged to 1.4 units on the happiness scale.They felt this decline during the first year of parenthood compared to the two years before the birth.Only 58 out of 100 couples who reported a drop in well-being of three units or more had a second child within 10 years. “Among parents who did not feel a reduction in happiness, 66 out of 100 couples had another baby,” noted Rachel Margolis from the sociology department at the University of Western Ontario in a paper appeared in the Journal Demography. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“This is notable compared to what international studies find for unemployment or the death of the partner or for divorce on the same scale,” the authors contended. Thus, the share of families with at least four members was almost 14 per cent larger if happiness did not decline.“Politicians concerned about low birthrates should pay attention to the well-being of new parents around and after the birth of their first child,” the study advised.last_img read more

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Petrol price set to increase yet again in November

first_imgSofter international petrol prices have been offset by a declining rand since the start of October, while diesel and illuminating paraffin prices were slightly up, leaving them with no protection against rand weakness, said the Automobile Association (AA).Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Sad news for Ladysmith motorists is that the petrol price is set to increase once again next month (November).Diesel (0.05% Wholesale Inland) and petrol (95 ULP Inland) prices could increase by 21 cents per litre and one cent per litre respectively.This increase could lift the wholesale diesel price to R12.33 per litre from R12.12 per litre in October.Also read: Update: Petrol price to increase this coming WednesdayAt the same time, the retail price of petrol could increase to R14.02 per litre from the current level of R14.01 per litre.last_img read more

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