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first_imgRio de Janiero, Aug 19 (PTI) Indias schedule on day 14 Rio de Janiero, Aug 19 (PTI) Indias schedule on day 14 at the Rio Olympics Games here today. AUGUST 19 (all IST) BADMINTON: Womens singles gold medal match: P V Sindhu vs Carolina Marin (1855 hrs IST) GOLF: Round 3: Aditi Ashok (1600 hrs) WRESTLING: Mens 57kg: Sandeep Tomar (from 1830 hrs onwards) ATHLETICS: Mens 50km Race Walk Final: Sandeep Kumar (1630 hrs) Womens 20km Race Walk Final: Khushbir Kaur and Sapna (2300 hrs) Womens 4x400m Relay Heats: (0510 hrs on Aug 20) Mens 4x400m Relay Heats: (0540 hrs on Aug 20). PTI PDS PDSlast_img read more

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Thiruvananthapuram rolls out special welcome for Virat Kohli’s Team India

first_imgTeam India landed in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday afternoon to a grand welcome, after decimating West Indies in the fourth ODI in Mumbai.Virat Kohli and Co. were received in the capital city of Kerala by huge number of fans and media gathered at the airport. Men in traditional garbs played the ‘Chenda’, the special drums used in ceremonies and occasions, to welcome the team.India and West Indies will play the fifth and final ODI on November 1 at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.Thank you Thiruvananthapuram for this amazing welcome. #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/eCsk4jEbXpBCCI (@BCCI) October 30, 2018The Indian cricket team was also earlier pictured waiting at the Mumbai airport busy with their mobile phones and tablet devices.As we wait for the departure announcement from Mumbai, some of them are playing a very popular multiplayer game. #TeamIndiaAny guesses? pic.twitter.com/Y1n8AdHxhnBCCI (@BCCI) October 30, 2018In fact, the Windies team too posted a similar photo of them at the Mumbai airport and also received a traditional welcome to the city with drums and coconut water. The visiting team felt so much at home with the reception, they literally wrote exactly that in their tweet.Dancehall, soca or R&B? Which one you think is flowing through those headphone? #WindiesCricket #ItOurGame pic.twitter.com/nZTMHW5jDOWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) October 30, 2018Arrived in Trivandrum ahead of 5th ODI vs India.Location reminds us so much of home! #WindiesCricket #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/SRGSzLacKzWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) October 30, 2018ODI cricket returns to city after a span of 30 years and incidentally the last match also involved West Indies. In that match, India were led by Ravi Shastri as they beat West Indies by 9 wickets.advertisementREAD – Kohli as Beast Incarnate? WWE star Brock Lesnar’s legal advisor has a suggestionCricket in the city found a new home when the Kerala Cricket Association decided to lease the multipurpose Greenfield Stadium till 2027.India have played only one international match at the newly-built stadium, a T20I against New Zealand at the end of last year. It became the 50th venue in the country to host an international cricket match, as India won by 6 runs to clinch the three-match series.READ – Rohit, Rayudu, Khaleel script India’s 224-run win over WI This time though, India are in a much more comfortable situation, especially after humbling Windies by a record 224 runs and taking and unbeatable 2-1 lead in the five-ODI series.Rohit Sharma (162) and Ambati Rayudu (100) struck belligerent centuries to guide India to an imposing 377 for five after the hosts opted to bat. The duo took centre stage after a rare failure by skipper Virat Kohli.Rohit’s 21st century came off 137 balls with the help of 20 fours and four hits over the fence while Rayudu decorated his 100-run knock with eight boundaries and four sixes.Chasing 378, West Indies simply caved in against India’s clinical bowling attack on what was a batting-friendly wicket to be bundled out for a paltry 153 in 36.2 overs.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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‘Alexis and Ozil exits would be huge setback’

first_imgTransfers Alexis and Ozil exits would be a ‘huge setback’ for Arsenal, admits Iwobi Chris Burton 04:53 10/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Alexis Sanchez Mesut Ozil Arsenal Getty Transfers A. Sánchez Arsenal Premier League Mesut Özil The Gunners continue to see two key figures run down their current contracts, with both heading towards January sales or free agency in 2018 Losing Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil would be a “huge setback” for Arsenal, admits Alex Iwobi.The Gunners continue to run the risk of seeing two key figures head for the exits in the near future.Both Sanchez and Ozil are running down their current deals, with no fresh terms having been put in place as yet. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Arsenal were able to prevent either from leaving over the summer, with Manchester City having pushed hard for Sanchez, but they now face January sales or possible free transfers in 2018.Iwobi hopes those situations can be avoided, telling the Sun on Sunday of the contract rebels: “When they are fit they are unstoppable. They are both capable of changing a game or a season.“They have a big decision to make. But it would be a huge setback to lose them because from the stats you can see we do need them for their goals and assists.“For a team like Arsenal, we need to be aiming for the top four and we need what they bring.”Alex Iwobi Alexis Sanchez Mesut Ozil exit setbackWhile Sanchez continues to be heavily linked with a move to City, Ozil is now being linked with their Manchester rivals United.Iwobi is desperate to ensure that Premier League foes do not get to benefit from the pair’s considerable talent, with the 21-year-old looking for Arsenal to offer enough to convince both to extend their time in north London.The Nigeria international added: “It will be great for them to stay.“I’ve learnt a lot from them.“Just the opportunity to even train with them has been amazing. They are two top class players with great experience having played at the top level.”Sanchez was initially benched after missing out on a deadline day transfer, but has since been welcomed back into the fold.Ozil, though, has now slipped out of contention, with fitness issues and tactical tinkering leaving him on the sidelines.Throughout all of the furore surrounding their future, Arsenal have been able to steer clear of distractions to head into the current international break on the back of a seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions.last_img read more

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Juventus confirm Pellegrini-Spinazzola swap with Roma

first_imgLuca Pellegrini has completed his switch from Roma to Serie A rivals Juventus in a deal that sends Leonardo Spinazzola the opposite direction.The 20-year-old left-back passed a medical on Sunday and has agreed terms on a four-year deal.Juve announced a fee of €22m will be paid to Roma over the course of three years for Pellegrini, with the transfer of Spinazzola to cost Roma €29.5m across the same period. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Pellegrini made 12 appearances on loan at Cagliari during the second half of 2018-19 and will now compete against Alex Sandro for a starting spot at Allianz Stadium.The young defender is yet to make an appearance for the senior national team, and has appeared just twice for the under 21 side, but is highly rated by Juventus and will hope to progress to the first team soon.OFFICIAL | Luca #Pellegrini is a Bianconero! https://t.co/0ZtpfgvxBf #WelcomePellegrini pic.twitter.com/1mFNu856bg — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 30, 2019 Italy international Spinazzola was loaned out seven times by the Bianconeri and leaves having played 10 Serie A games across his seven years in Turin, all coming last season.In the previous two campaigns, however, Spinazzola had a far more active role, albeit with a different club. He spent two years with Atalanta, helping them into the European spots of Serie A, and his old side recently qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history in the 2018-19 season.The 26-year-old full back has made seven appearances for his national team, the most recent of which came just a few months ago, and he will be hoping that a transfer to a new club can further aid his reintegration into the national set up, led by former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini. At Roma he could be considered a possible replacement for the Inter-linked Alessandro Florenzi.Juventus now seem set to turn their attention to finally securing the services of highly rated Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, having already brought in Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey and secured a medical for Adrien Rabiot ahead of a likely free transfer from French giants Paris Saint-Germain.Discussions have been ongoing between de Ligt and a number of top European clubs, but Juventus are currently in the driving seat in negotiations, as reported by Goal .last_img read more

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Europe’s Mega Ports Focussing on LNG

first_imgPress Release; September 22, 2014 zoom Port of AntwerpThe Antwerp Port Authority has launched a brief survey for potential LNG users in order to inform the future constructor about the facilities that the station must offer. The Port Authority hopes to get input on questions such as which types of customer the facility must serve, and whether the user/operator has a preference for particular technologies. Based on the answers received, the Port authority will refine the specifications for construction of the LNG bunkering and filling station.By the beginning of 2016 the port of Antwerp will have an LNG bunkering and filling station for barges. The project is being partly financed by the European Commission as part of the LNG Master Plan, a project to promote the use of LNG by European barges. The procedure for construction of the station is currently under way.In July 2014 the Port Authority issued a European call for candidates to build an LNG bunkering and filling station for barges. Various candidates put themselves forward in the month that followed. The next step will be for the Port Authority to supply the selected candidates with the contract specifications.In a parallel process another call has been launched with the aim of appointing a candidate to operate the facility in the form of a concession.In the technical specifications for the facility the Port Authority wants to take into account the preferences of potential customers/operators of the installation. The questionnaire drawn up for this can be completed up until 11:00 hours, October 9, 2014. On the basis of the answers received, the Port Authority will consider the possibility of organising a round table discussion with the interested respondents on Tuesday, October 14.Arjen Littooij (right), general director of Safety Region Rotterdam Area, opened Falck-LNG-training facility on the Rotterdam Maasvlakte.Port of Rotterdam,  an official coordinator for the Rhine Corridor in the EU’s LNG Masterplan project, is playing host to the latest inland LNG safety study. Falck Risc, an international provider of safety training and consultancy for both high risk and low risk industrial companies, and the United Fire Department, won the tender for a LNG safety study which was commissioned by the European Union (TEN-T) as an important part of the LNG Masterplan. As part of the LNG safety programme, Falck has opened the very first northwest European training facility for liquefied natural gas on the Rotterdam Maasvlakte.Robbert van der Veen, manager at Falck Risc, said: “Falck Risc supports the Port of Rotterdam and other relations in handling LNG safely. Falck Risc enables this by combining LNG practice and theory. The new hightech training facility at the Maasvlakte will greatly contribute to this.”Here firecrews, employees and members of company emergency response teams in the chemical and petrochemical industries will be able to train in a realistic environment in anticipating and dealing with the risks involved in LNG.“Fighting LNG incident is no everyday occurrence. And what you rarely do, you will rarely do well. That is why I am happy with this facility where LNG is available for training any possible incident,” saidvan der Veen.last_img read more

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Pathway Educations MD may have also rigged NEET JEE

first_imgNew Delhi: Bhaskar Choudhary, the managing director of Delhi-based Pathway Education Services who was arrested on Saturday for rigging the 2019 BITS, Pilani online entrance test, may also be involved in rigging exams like the NEET UG, NEET PG, and even the JEE Advanced, through their remote desktop technology.According to the FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation on May 22, the complainant in the case had recorded a conversation with one of Choudhary’s accomplices in Ahmedabad, revealing details of the exam manipulation nexus. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarIn the covertly recorded conversation, Choudhary’s accomplice and owner of Disha Education in Ahmedabad, Ketan Barot, had allegedly said that their “real work” lies in rigging exams like NEET UG, NEET PG, and even the JEE Advanced. Barot also mentioned that they charge somewhere between Rs 80-90 lakh per applicant for rigging the NEET PG and up to Rs 2- 2.5 crore per applicant for helping them clear the JEE Advanced test. During the conversation, Barot also allegedly boasted to the complainant, saying that manipulating entrance examinations for these institutes “is a small matter” for them and that their “real work” lies in rigging exams like NEET UG, NEET PG, and JEE Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceAdvanced. Further, Barot also mentions how easy it is for them to manipulate the BITS, Pilani online entrance test also known as the BITSAT. He allegedly said that exam centre owners in Ahmedabad and Vadodara were also in on the scheme and that they had cyber experts who had designed a way to help applicants through a remote desktop technology. Barot is also heard explaining that while the applicant appears for the exam at the centre, “expert scholars” would access their computers from a remote location and then answer on behalf of them. He had also allegedly told the complainant that they would be able to tell him the exact score of his daughter if he chose to pay for the service, for which he had demanded Rs 10 lakh. The CBI on Saturday arrested six key members, part of the organised operation and carried out searches in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Vadodara, seizing Rs 33 lakh in cash, several blank signed cheques, and other incriminating documents.last_img read more

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CBC TAKES HOME 49 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

first_img Twitter CBC and its production partners took home 49 awards, more than any other broadcaster, during The Academy of Canadian Film & Television’s Canadian Screen Award week, which spanned four award galas honouring excellence in scripted, unscripted, documentary, news, sports and digital programming. CBC received 40 awards at galas held earlier in the week and nine awards during the broadcast gala, which aired live on CBC on Sunday, March 12, including wins for CBC SPORTS, FIRSTHAND – GUANTANAMO’S CHILD: OMAR KHADR, KIM’S CONVENIENCE, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, SCHITT’S CREEK and THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION.“These awards are a testament to the quality of CBC’s distinctly Canadian content, which informs and entertains while reflecting our country’s rich diversity of voices and experiences,” said Heather Conway, Executive Vice-President, English Services, CBC. “As Canada’s public broadcaster, we are proud to be at the very heart of this nation’s cultural ecosystem, nurturing and investing in Canadian creators and artists. Congratulations to all nominees and winners. CBC celebrates your passion, dedication and commitment to telling Canadian stories.”CBC’s Canadian Screen Award highlights:CBC’s scripted programming won a total of 16 awards including multiple wins for hit comedy series BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW, KIM’S CONVENIENCE and SCHITT’S CREEK. MURDOCH MYSTERIES won five awards including the Golden Screen Award for Canada’s Most-Watched TV Drama or Comedy. Best Direction in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesDavid Russell CBC’s 2017 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD WINS – 49 TOTAL:* Broadcast gala award wins on Sunday, March 12, 2017 CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON:CBC, Media Headquarters Best Live Sports EventRio 2016Trevor Pilling, Chris Irwin, Paul McDougall, Mike Dodson, Don Peppin, Karen Sebesta-30- THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION (6):CBC, Insight Production Company Ltd. Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or SeriesMark Korven Best Host in a Lifestyle, Talk or Entertainment News Program or SeriesJonny Harris THE NATURE OF THINGS (2): Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesCarolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, Jennifer Whalen, Jamie Brown Best TV Movie or Limited SeriesChristina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Peter Mitchell, Yannick Bisson, Julie Lacey, Stephen Montgomery Best Direction in a Program or Series Produced for Digital MediaMorgan Waters, Brooks Gray Best National NewscastMark Harrison, Peter Mansbridge, Fred Parker, Derek Desouza, Heather McLennan LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited SeriesBen Carlson Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic SeriesKim’s Convenience: Janet’s Photos / Ddong ChimAndrew Phung 2016 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS:CBC, Frank ContentBest Host in a Variety or Reality/Competition Program or Series*Norm Macdonald Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Limited SeriesMichael McGowan Best Picture Editing in a Comedy Program or SeriesKim’s Convenience: Gay DiscountKye Meechan Best Writing in a Factual Program or SeriesStill Standing: VanastraJonny Harris, Fraser Young, Steve Dylan UNCLAIMED:CBC, Full Flood ProductionsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited SeriesElle-Máijá Tailfeathers THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (2):CBC, Melbar Entertainment Group Advertisement Golden Screen Award for Most-Watched TV Drama or Comedy *Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Peter Mitchell, Yannick Bisson, Julie Lacey, Stephen Montgomery MOOSE: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A TWIG EATERCBC, Twig Eaters Inc.Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or SeriesSusan Fleming Best Performing Arts ProgramBarry Avrich, Susan Edwards Best Picture Editing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesBaroness von Sketch Show: If the Killer is WatchingMike Fly, Jeremy LaLonde Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Non-Fiction Program or SeriesBrent Clark Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or SeriesWendy Mesley THE WOMAN WHO JOINED THE TALIBAN:CBC, Matter of Fact Media Inc.Best Writing in a Documentary Program or SeriesRichard O’Regan Login/Register With: Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary*John Price Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic SeriesSchitt’s Creek: Bob’s Bagels / Moira’s NudesEmily Hampshire THIS IS HIGH SCHOOL:CBC, Paperny Entertainment Inc.Best Picture Editing in a Factual Program or SeriesThis Is High School: Grade 9 is the Worst YearSarah Cruise Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)*Gord Downie, Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair Best Reportage, NationalCBC News: The National – Trapped at the BorderNahlah Ayed, Tracy Seeley and Richard Devey STILL STANDING (3):CBC, Frantic Films SONIC MAGIC: THE WONDER AND SCIENCE OF SOUNDCBC, Lightship EntertainmentBest Sound in a Non-Fiction Program or SeriesJeff Henschel CBC’s unscripted programming earned 11 wins including six awards for last summer’s historic, nation-building concert THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION and three awards for factual series STILL STANDING. Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or SeriesBaroness von Sketch Show: I Can’t Believe This Used to Take DaysCarolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Jennifer Whalen, Jennifer Goodhue, Dawn Whitwell, Monica Heisey, Mae Martin BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (3):CBC, Frantic Filmscenter_img MY 90-YEAR-OLD ROOMATE:  CBC, LoCo Motion PicturesBest Performance by an Actor in a Program or Series Produced for Digital MediaPaul Soles Best Achievement in CastingKim’s Convenience: Frank & NayoungDeirdre Bowen, Millie Tom Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary*Daniel Cross, Bob Moore, Mila Aung-Thwin, Bruce Cowley Best Direction in a Documentary ProgramPatrick Reed, Michelle Shephard Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program*Sponsor | Rogers Group of FundsPatrick Reed, Michelle Shephard, Peter Raymont FIRSTHAND (4) – GUANTANAMO’S CHILD: OMAR KHADR:Documentary Channel (CBC), White Pine Pictures CBC DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING (8 AWARDS) Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role*Paul Sun-Hyung Lee Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role*Catherine O’Hara Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or SeriesJay Vicari, Peter Gary, Jon Erickson, Lee Moro, Mark Vreeken CBC UNSCRIPTED PROGRAMMING (13) CBC SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING (16) CBC Sports took home two awards for its coverage of the RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES, the most-watched summer Olympics in Canadian history, including Best Live Sports Event and Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or Series for Scott Russell.CBC’s original digital content was honoured with four awards including wins for THE AMAZING GAYL PILE and MY 90-YEAR-OLD ROOMMATE. CBC SPORTS (2 AWARDS) Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Limited SeriesPeter Mitchell Best Factual Program or SeriesJamie Brown, Jeff Peeler, Maureen Riley CBC DIGITAL (4 AWARDS) Advertisement Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Fiction Morgan Waters, Brooks Gray, Matt King, Andrew Ferguson Best Photography in a News or Information Program, Series or SegmentCBC News: The National – Ethiopia on EdgeRichard Devey Best Photography in a Variety Program or SeriesAlex Nadon, Tyler Pigeon CBC’s acclaimed documentary programming was recognized with eight awards including the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program for FIRSTHAND – GUANTANAMO’S CHILD: OMAR KHADR; the Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary award for I AM THE BLUES; and Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series forTHE NATURE OF THINGS – MOOSE: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A TWIG EATER. Best Cross-Platform ProjectRobert Cohen, Barry Davis, Kyle Richmond, Mike Miner, Bill Konrad, David Offierski, Matt Odynski, Jesilou Tongio CBC NEWS (6 AWARDS)CBC NEWS: THE NATIONAL (5): Best Original Music Score for a ProgramRobert Carli I AM THE BLUES (2): CBC NEWS: HERE & NOW:Best Local NewscastCBC Newfoundland and LabradorLee Pitts, Jen White, Debbie Cooper, Jonathan Crowe, Ryan Snoddon, Rod Dobbin Best News or Information SegmentCBC News: The National – Catching up with the FarwansAdrienne Arsenault, Carmen Merrifield, Dave Rae, Jamie Hopkins, Dominique Banoun Advertisement SCHITT’S CREEK (2):CBC, Not A Real Company Productions Inc. THE CURSE OF CLARA: A HOLIDAY TALE:CBC, Smiley Guy StudiosBest Animated Program or SeriesJonas Diamond, Jeremy Diamond, Veronica Tennant, Vickie Fagan, Mike Valiquette, Denny Silverthorne Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or Series*Rio 2016Scott Russell THE AMAZING GAYL PILE (2):CBC, LaRue Entertainment About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will be at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada. KIM’S CONVENIENCE (4):CBC, Thunderbird MURDOCH MYSTERIES (5):CBC, Shaftesbury CBC NEWS: THE NATIONAL took home five awards including Best National Newscast. Facebook Best Live Entertainment SpecialGord Downie, Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Bernie Breen, Patrick Sambrook, John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Lindsay Coxlast_img read more

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Liberals invite Duncan to come along on their visit to Attawapiskat

first_imgAPTN National NewsWhile Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan isn’t sure when, if ever, he’ll be able to go to Attawapiskat to see the conditions there for himself, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett says the minister can join her their weekend.Bennett made the offer during question period Thursday.NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel and NDP MP Charlie Angus also recently visited the community.last_img

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Prannoy stuns Sugiarto Sai Praneeth crashes out

first_imgAuckland: H S Prannoy hogged all the limelight after he stunned Tommy Sugiarto in straight games to sail into the men’s singles quarter finals of the New Zealand Open badminton tournament on Thursday. Unseeded Prannoy shocked second seed Sugiarto 21-14, 21-12 in 37 minutes to book his place in the last-eight round. He will take on fifth seed Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan in the quarters. But the day started on a bad note for India as B Sai Praneeth was blown away by star shuttler Lin Dan of China 12-21, 12-21. Seventh seed Lin Dan moved to the quarters where he will be up against top seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia. For Prannoy, this was his maiden meeting against world no. 13 Sugiarto. Once Prannoy seized the initiative and took a 7-3 lead, there was no looking back as he extended it to 11-4. The Indian did well to close out the game at 21-14, and in the second game too braved a Sugiarto onslaught where he took the initial lead at 4-2, but Prannoy came back strongly to not only level the scores but nose ahead with four consecutive winners to take a 8-4 lead. After taking the lead, Prannoy showed composure to seal the contest in his favour. Meanwhile, Indian men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and Sumeeth B Reddy finished second best against seventh seeds Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia 17-21, 19-21 in the second round. On Wednesday, young Chinese shuttler Wang Zhiyi caused a major upset as the 19-year-old outclassed World no. 9 Saina Nehwal in a first round match.last_img read more

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Southwest hit by computer outage adding to its problems

DALLAS — Hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights have been delayed as the carrier deals with winter weather and a computer outage.The outage occurred early Friday and grounded Southwest flights around the country for nearly an hour.A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says Southwest had a problem with a system that transmits flight plans to the FAA.By midmorning Central time, about 600 Southwest flights had been delayed, 15 per cent of Southwest’s schedule and far more than any other U.S. carrier, according to FlightAware.The airline says some of the delays are due to winter weather.The outage and winter weather come as Southwest reports a higher than normal number of planes taken out of service for maintenance. That’s causing tension between the airline and the aircraft mechanics’ union.The Associated Press read more

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Theme park attendance crosses halfbillion mark for 1st time

ORLANDO, Fla. — Worldwide attendance at the 10 biggest operators of amusement parks increased 4% last year and crossed the half-billion-visitors mark for the first time.According to a report released this week by Themed Entertainment Association and the Economics Practice at AECOM, global attendance at waterparks increased by 2.5%, and the top museums had relatively flat attendance last year.The report credits the adaptation of strong intellectual properties into new attractions.Walt Disney parks across the globe had more than 157 million visitors in 2018, more than double the next-closest theme park company, Merlin Entertainment Group, which owns the Legoland parks and other attractions.Magic Kingdom in Florida was the best-attended park with 20.8 million visitors in 2018, followed by Disneyland in California with 18.6 million visitors.Mike Schneider, The Associated Press read more

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The Latest 3 arrested as groups protesting Chicago teens killing by officer

The Latest: 3 arrested as groups protesting Chicago teen’s killing by officer block stores Protesters block an entrance to Disney store on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Chicago. Community activists and labor leaders hold a demonstration billed as a “march for justice” in the wake of the release of video showing an officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) CHICAGO – The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):7:30 p.m.Chicago police say three people have been arrested during demonstration along the city’s high-end shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the police shooting of a black teenager.Several protesters were seen lying face-down on the ground in handcuffs. A police spokesman said three people were arrested, two traffic-related and a third related to a battery. He didn’t give details.Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said he believes the protests have gone “exceptionally well” in large part because his officers have gone out of their way to let demonstrators express their outrage. He says despite people screaming in their faces, getting hit with spittle and thrown objects, officers are acting in a professional manner.The march is the latest demonstration in the city since Tuesday, when officials released a video that shows 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times and prosecutors charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder.1:15 p.m.Hundreds of protesters are blocking entrances to stores in Chicago’s high-end shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the police shooting of a black teenager.Some of the demonstrators linked arms to form human chains in front of main entrances to stores on both sides of Michigan Avenue for more than three blocks.Store employees were directing shoppers to exit from side doors. When one person tried to get through the front door of Saks Fifth Avenue, protesters screamed at him, shouting, “Shut it down! Shut it down.”Entrances were also blocked at the Disney Store, the Apple Store, Nike, Tiffany & Co., and Neiman Marcus.Many shoppers seemed to take the disturbance in stride. Some even snapped photos of the crowd.The release of a video this week showing the fatal shooting in 2014 of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald has set off days of largely peaceful protests.___12:30 p.m.Not all of the groups taking part in the Black Friday protest in Chicago’s ritziest shopping district are taking the same approach.The largest is a peaceful group led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who is leading a prayer from the steps of Chicago’s historic Water Tower. The group paused for a moment of silence to remember 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer last year.A smaller group, One Chicago, is calling on demonstrators to shut down businesses to protest the city’s handling of the investigation. Mark Carter, a One Chicago organizer, is exhorting the crowd to, “Stop watching the show. Shut this down! Shut this down!”Others are yelling at the police officers lining the route. The officers are not responding.___11:45 a.m.Hundreds of activists chanting “16 shots! 16 shots!” are stopping traffic as a march begins in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district.The demonstration Friday to protest a fatal shooting by police last year has so far been peaceful. A visitor from Fort Dodge, Iowa, 35-year-old Monica Rentz, was taking photos to send to friends as she stood outside her hotel on Michigan Avenue. Rentz says she is in the city for a wedding.She says she shopped at the Disney Store before the march began and that the protesters don’t bother her. She says it is interesting because she has never seen anything like this in Iowa.The march is the latest demonstration in the city since Tuesday, when officials released a video that shows 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times and prosecutors charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder.___11 a.m.A protest march has begun in Chicago’s shopping district, with the Rev. Jesse Jackson in the middle of a crowd that’s shouting, “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now!”Several hundred demonstrators have gathered in the drizzling rain, many with umbrellas and plastic-wrapped signs.Among them is 73-year-old Frank Chapman of Chicago, who says a video released Tuesday showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by police officer Jason Van Dyke confirms what activists have said for years about Chicago police brutality.He says his organization, the Chicago Alliance Against Racism and Political Oppression, is pushing for an elected, civilian police accountability council.___9:50 a.m.An association representing hundreds of high-end retailers, hotels and restaurants in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile district says it’s confident authorities will maintain order for thousands of Black Friday shoppers as groups protest a 2014 police shooting.The release of a video showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald has set off days of largely peaceful protests. Taking Friday’s demonstrations to the city’s main shopping area ensures high visibility.John Curran is vice-president of the Magnificent Mile Association, which represents 780 businesses on North Michigan Avenue. He says members always have robust public safety plans in place because of the area’s high profile, its huge crowds and the urban setting.And protests there are nothing new.Some 20 million people visit each year. North Michigan Avenue is one of the largest shopping attractions in the Midwest and hosts many flagship stores, hotels and luxury brands.___7:55 a.m.The Chicago Teachers Union is encouraging its members to join a march in Chicago’s shopping district to protest the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.CTU President Karen Lewis issued a statement urging members to express their “outrage and dignity” by participating in Friday’s march on Michigan Avenue on a stretch called the Magnificent Mile.The 11 a.m. demonstration will be the latest in the city since Tuesday, when officials released dashcam video that shows 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times and prosecutors charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder.Chicago police say they are prepared to support a peaceful march and will be on hand to address traffic and public safety.___12:30 a.m.Protests over the videotaped fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer are set to move to the heart of the city’s famed retail district on the busiest shopping day of the year.A protest march down part of Michigan Avenue called the Magnificent Mile is planned for Friday at 11 a.m. It is being organized by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and other local activists.The march will be the latest demonstration in the city since Tuesday, when officials released dashcam video that shows 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times and prosecutors charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder.The other demonstrations have been largely peaceful. On Thursday afternoon, police said they had made a total of just nine arrests. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 26, 2015 6:43 am MDT Last Updated Nov 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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No 15 NC State women beat George Washington 6961 in Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico — Elissa Cunane scored eight of her 18 points in the third quarter to help No. 15 North Carolina State stay undefeated with a 69-61 victory over George Washington on Friday in the Cancun Challenge.Grace Hunter had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead NC State (6-0). Erika Cassell added 12 points and DD Rogers chipped in with 10 rebounds and five points. The Wolfpack face Michigan in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge on Thursday.Mei-Lyn Bautista scored 19 points to lead George Washington (1-5). Kelsi Mahoney had 16 points and Neila Luma 14.Bautista’s 3-pointer pulled the Colonials to 47-46 with 4:09 remaining in the third quarter. Cunane made all six of her free-throw attempts and a jumper in the third quarter, and opened the fourth with a layup to cap a 10-0 run. A 6-0 spurt, capped by Mahoney’s 3, pulled the Colonials to 57-53 but they didn’t get closer.The Associated Press read more

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Knife bandits rob New Amsterdam family one in custody

One man is now in police custody following a robbery at a home in Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, during the wee hours of this morning (Wednesday) where he and two other suspects reportedly relieved a 32-year-old man of a substantial amount of cash and valuables.According to information received from Police “B” Division Commander, Lyndon Alves, the incident occurred at around 01:50hrs today as the victim- identified as Jimmy Mohabir of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam- and his family were asleep.INews understands that three males, armed with knives broke into the man’s home and began searching for cash and valuables. However, Mohabir was awakened by the noise and confronted one of the bandits, which resulted in a brief scuffle.The victim sustained a cut across his left side face but managed to raise an alarm in the neighbourhood by shouting “thief!”The bandits immediately fled the scene using the main door of the house but the perpetrator who had been fighting with Mohabir was subsequently detained by public spirited persons who rushed to the victim’s assistance.Upon inspection of the house, it was revealed that 3 gold chains and 4 gold bangles valued at $700,000 in addition to $350,000 in cash had been stolen.Police say the bandits are known thieves in the area.Investigations are on-going. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSuspects wanted in robbery of Angoy’s Avenue businessman caughtFebruary 13, 2018In “Crime”New Amsterdam home invasion by gang of 5 leaves family traumatisedFebruary 20, 2018In “Crime”Handyman critical after being chopped in home invasionAugust 5, 2019In “Crime” read more

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Any cut in allowances is in breach of Croke Park agreement say

first_imgRENEWED ATTEMPTS BY the government to remove public sector allowances would be in breach of the Croke Park agreement, unions have said.Reacting to the latest news that the Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin is targeting 88 allowances to be abolished, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) said the cooperation of health service staff could not be guaranteed if the government sought to breach its obligations under the current public service agreement.“The allowances that the Government are now seeking to remove, for many grades across the health service, undoubtedly form an integral and core part of the pay of the staff in question” said Liam Doran, INMO General Secretary. “They cannot be expected to take any further cuts in their weekly/monthly pay and the government must reverse its current strategy.”SIPTU also condemned any similar move being made by the government.The INMO and other health service unions were yesterday shown a letter by the HSE from the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Robert Watt. Dated September 28th, it indicated that the government had a priority list of 88 allowances for serving personnel that it wanted to abolish.The allowances targeted in the letter include:A €2,000 island inducement allowance paid to nurses working on islands off the Irish coast.A €3,500 Gaeltacht allowances to nurses stationed in Irish speaking areas.Medical training allowances for consultants, worth €3,000  a yearAllowances paid to ambulance staff.Enda Kenny will later meet with the body overseeing the Croke Park agreement to look at ways in which the public sector pay deal may be extended but with some changes.IBEC’s wish list: Stop public sector pay increments, increase working hours>last_img read more

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Workers didnt cause the problem Union warns public will be affected by

first_img Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share18 Tweet Email3 12,827 Views A ROW BETWEEN Bus Éireann and unions representing its workers is raging on this morning amid leaks about the company’s cost-cutting plans.National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) general secretary Dermot O’Leary said cost-saving measures proposed by the company will not only impact on his members, but on members of the public – particularly those living in rural areas.Last week, a confidential report by Grant Thornton was leaked to the media. It suggested the closure of the Expressway service would be necessary to address the company’s massive financial losses. It was also reported that the company planned to cut overtime in a bid to stave off its current challenges.Though Bus Éireann said it would continue to operate Expressway services, it did say it will endeavour to make them “more competitive”.In a statement yesterday, O’Leary took aim at the government and the National Transport Authority for failing to take responsibility for the current crisis: 83 Comments Image: PA Archive/PA Images Monday 16 Jan 2017, 10:03 AMcenter_img Jan 16th 2017, 10:03 AM https://jrnl.ie/3188889 It is just not acceptable that bus workers and commuters, particularly those in bus reliant rural areas, should have to take the hit while those who contributed majorly towards the problems can operate as an authority with, it seems, no responsibility or accountability.O’Leary told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that changes to the service – or cuts to overtime – would impact on the ability of Bus Éireann to provide services across the whole country.He said his union was willing to sit down and discuss the problem, but stressed solutions would not be “one the back of workers”.“What I won’t compromise on, and I’ll be very clear on this, is workers’ terms and conditions. We will not reduce workers’ terms and conditions to fix a problem that was not of their making,” he said.“If the workers had responsibility for the company being in trouble then we would address those responsibilities.”Read: ‘Counterproductive’ – union dismayed at cash-strapped Bus Éireann’s plans to cut overtime>Read: Jobs still under threat but Bus Éireann says it will keep Expressway services> ‘Workers didn’t cause the problem’: Union warns public will be affected by Bus Éireann cuts Plans to cut overtime emerged last week and unions have warned people in rural areas would be particularly affected. Image: PA Archive/PA Images By Michelle Hennessylast_img read more

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Complete and total exoneration Trump rejoices in Mueller findings but Democrats want

first_img Monday 25 Mar 2019, 7:06 AM https://jrnl.ie/4559108 53 Comments By Sean Murray Source: Donald J. Trump/TwitterUS PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has declared that he has received a “complete and total exoneration” from the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian collusion into the 2016 presidential election, while Democrats are saying the information released “raises as many questions as it answers”. Last night, US Attorney General William Barr wrote to Congress with a summary of Mueller’s report into the affair and said that no Trump campaign official was involved in Russian conspiracies in 2016 to hack Democratic computers and flood social media with disinformation to harm rival Hillary Clinton.“There was no collusion with Russia. There was no obstruction. It was a complete and total exoneration,” Trump said of Mueller’s conclusions.“It’s a shame that the country had to go through this,” he added. “This was an illegal takedown that failed.”However, Barr’s summary of Mueller’s probe indicated that the special counsel had some evidence to support an obstruction case, but was uncertain whether it was enough to support criminal charges. “While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” Barr cited Mueller as saying.“It is unacceptable that, after Special Counsel Mueller spent 22 months meticulously uncovering this evidence, Attorney General Barr made a decision not to charge the President in under 48 hours,” the Democratic chairs of the House Judiciary, Intelligence and Oversight committees said in a joint statement.“His unsolicited, open memorandum to the Department of Justice, suggesting that the obstruction investigation was ‘fatally misconceived,’ calls into question his objectivity on this point in particular.”2020 bidThe results of the probe come as a major boost to the president ahead of his push for re-election next year. For years, he’d labelled the investigation a “witch hunt”, even as Mueller’s team issued charges ranging from conspiracy to lying to investigators against 34 individuals.Six of those were former insiders in Trump’s circle, and five have been convicted, including Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, his national security advisor Michael Flynn and his campaign chairman Paul Manafort.Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for crimes including, at Trump’s alleged instruction, using campaign funds for hush payments to an adult film star who allegedly had an affair with Trump.And Manafort was imprisoned for 7.5 years, though mostly for crimes unrelated to the campaign.Despite the release of the findings of the probe, it doesn’t leave the White House in the clear. Democrats in Congress are already conducting some 17 investigations of the administration, spreading their net far more broadly than Mueller’s relatively narrow mandate.They want the full Mueller report and are demanding the underlying evidence supporting his conclusions.Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Barr’s summary of the Mueller findings “raises as many questions as it answers.” “The fact that Special Counsel Mueller’s report does not exonerate the president on a charge as serious as obstruction of justice demonstrates how urgent it is that the full report and underlying documentation be made public without any further delay,” they said.Democrat Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced that he would be calling Barr to testify in the near future.“Special Counsel Mueller clearly and explicitly is not exonerating the president, and we must hear from AG Barr about his decision-making and see all the underlying evidence for the American people to know all the facts,” Nadler said.With reporting from AFP Mar 25th 2019, 7:06 AM Short URL Share301 Tweet Email1 ‘Complete and total exoneration’: Trump rejoices in Mueller findings but Democrats want full report published The US President warmly received the results of the Mueller probe, published last night by Attorney General Bill Barr. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 13,330 Views last_img read more

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San Diegans report hearing mysterious boom and shaking across the county

first_imgSan Diegans report hearing a “boom” and shaking in East County. Did you hear or feel it? pic.twitter.com/TotXngwtEe— KUSI News (@KUSINews) November 2, 2017 Heard it in Tijuana. Windows rattled. No movement and I live in the 4th floor— ENZO (@Enzolote) November 2, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: November 2, 2017 November 2, 2017 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A mysterious “boom” rattled San Diegans Thursday, with reports of the loud noise and shaking from all across the county.Reports of the unidentified sound and concurrent shaking began circulating on social media shortly before 11 a.m.There were no earthquakes reported in the area, according to the United States Geological Survey website. San Diegans report hearing mysterious ‘boom’ and shaking across the county Felt and heard it just before 11 AM, in Jamul.— Richard Allen (@Unit1917) November 2, 2017The cause of noise is still unknown at this time. Check back for more updates on the story. , last_img read more

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TDP leaders demand reopening of Anna Canteens

first_imgRajamahendravaram: TDP activists staged dharna at Anna canteen near government hospital here on Sunday, protesting the closure of the canteens. Later, addressing the gathering, the party leaders, Adireddy Appa Rao and YVG Raidu said that YSRCP government intentionally closed Anna canteens not able to digest former Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s image. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us The canteens started to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for Rs 5 to the poor and needy in the state for which it received tremendous response. Now hundreds of poor people are waiting at the canteens for food. Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy closed the canteens without any proper plan and because of this many poor people are starving. TDP will continue its agitation until the canteens reopen.last_img read more

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Key Indian equity indices open in green

first_imgIndian pedestrians watch as a digital broadcast presents the rolling share price information and national election results news coverage on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai on May 16, 2014.PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]The key Indian equity market indices on Monday opened higher despite a cautious trend in Asian markets.The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 35,742.07 on December 21, opened higher at 35,859.66 points.Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 35,731.58, down by 10.49 points, or 0.03 per cent.At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nifty, which had closed at 10,754 points on Friday, was quoting at 10,769.95, up 15.95 points or 0.15 per cent.Concerns over global economic growth and threat of a partial US government shutdown spooked international and domestic equity indices on the last day of trading, with the BSE Sensex and the NSE plunging nearly 700 points and 200 points, respectively.On Monday, Asian indices were showing a mixed trend. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was quoting red, down by 0.66 per cent, South Korea’s Kospi was down by 0.19 per cent, SET Composite of Thailand was down by 0.20 per cent and China’s Shanghai Composite index was trading in green, up by 0.16 per cent.Last week, Nasdaq closed in red, down by 2.99 per cent while FTSE 100 was up by 0.14 per cent at the closing on Friday.last_img read more

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