BC chief says one major oil spill could ruin her nations economy

first_imgOTTAWA – Leaders from several north-coast B.C. First Nations say if the Senate doesn’t approve a bill barring super-sized oil tankers from the region their fragile but thriving marine-based economies will die.The legislation would put into law an existing moratorium on tankers carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of crude oil in the waters between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the Alaska border.The legislation passed the House of Commons last spring and is now being debated in the Senate. Chief Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Nation is leading a delegation of chiefs and elected leaders in Ottawa this week to lobby senators to pass the legislation, which cleared the House of Commons last spring.The bill is strongly opposed by the Alberta government, which believes it cuts off an entire option for shipping crude oil. Premier Rachel Notley has added it to the list of irritants between her province and the federal government.Slett says the waters the ban covers are difficult to navigate and a single major spill would be the end of her nation’s livelihood.last_img read more

Heroin worth Rs 200 cr seized 4 held

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Police Special cell has arrested four key players of an Inter-state narcotic drug cartel, including their kingpin. 50 kilograms of fine quality heroin worth more than Rs 200 crore in international market recovered.Apart from that, two cars (Swift Dzire & Creta) used in transporting drugs were also seized. Mobile handsets with SIM Cards used in drug trafficking have also been recovered. The accused have been identified as Mohd. Sufiyan, Mohd. Ismail, Manoj Kumar Das and Hashim. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Members of this cartel used to bring high-grade heroin from suppliers of Manipur who actually collects the raw material from hilly areas around the international border of Manipur and Myanmar, to finally prepare the fine quality heroin. This information was further developed through technical as well as manual surveillance. It took about 4/5 months of painstaking efforts to ripen the said information. During this process, members of this cartel were identified and their activities were kept under discreet surveillance,” said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, DCP Special Cell. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMohd Ismail and Mohd.Sufiyan disclosed that they have been indulged in trafficking of narcotic drugs upon being lured by Manoj of Barauni, Bihar for last about 4-5 years. They also disclosed that they used to work as carrier for Manoj and received supply of heroin from Kabir as per his direction. They used to travel in their car upto hilly areas of Manipur and Assam especially Imphal to procure heroin from Kabir on the directions of Manoj. Mohd Ismail further disclosed that Manoj used to communicate with Kabir and direct him to receive a supply of heroin from Kabir at various places in Manipur. To avoid to being detected by law enforcement agencies he used to hide the packets of heroin in secret cavities designed inside the car. Both also disclosed that they also used to supply heroin to contacts of Manoj like Hashim in Amethi and other contacts in Delhi and NCR and Bihar as per his direction. They made secret cavities inside the dikki and in front cabin area of their Maruti Swift car to hide the heroin packets to dodge the law enforcement agencies.last_img read more

CHOGM advance teams arrive

More than 70 representatives from 15 Commonwealth countries are currently in Sri Lanka on an advance visit to make preparations for their respective delegations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013.The delegations will tour the venue of the opening ceremony, the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, conduct detailed walkthroughs of the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) – the site of the executive sessions and meetings – and visit Waters Edge, the location of the retreat, the CHOGM secretariat said. The three-day visit, coordinated by the CHOGM 2013 Taskforce Secretariat in Colombo, will also consist of visits to the locations of the two out-of-Colombo forums – the Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF) in Hikkaduwa and the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) in Hambantota. The teams will also visit both the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) to review the arrangements. Activities of CHOGM 2013 will take place Nov. 10-17 while the main executive sessions will take place Nov.15-17. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UNESCO calls for worldwide emergency steps to recover Iraqs looted heritage

“Despite all your expertise and good will, the fate of Iraqi heritage does not lie in your hands,” Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura told international experts summoned to UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris to decide on emergency steps following the looting of museums, libraries and other Iraqi cultural centres, principally in Baghdad and Mosul.“It lies in the hands of the international community as a whole, and the only way that we will be able to safeguard these treasures and give them back to humanity is if we can count on the cohesion, coordination and determination of all concerned, at every level,” he said.He said he intended to ask UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to submit the question of illicit traffic to the Security Council “so that a resolution can be adopted which imposes an embargo, for a limited period, on the acquisition of all Iraqi cultural objects and calls for the return of such goods to Iraq if acquisitions or exports of this kind have already taken place.”Such a resolution, he noted, could thus be made applicable to the 191 UN Member States and not only to the 97 states parties to the 1970 Convention on cooperation for the recovery and return of stolen archaeological, historical and cultural properties. Mr. Matsuura reiterated yet again his appeal to all states to adopt emergency legal and administrative measures to prevent the importation of any cultural, archaeological or bibliographical object that had recently left Iraq and called on museums, art dealers and private collectors to exclude such objects from any commercial transactions.He stressed the necessity to take emergency measures in Iraq “such as the setting-up by the authorities on the ground of a nationwide ‘heritage police,’ entrusted with the task of watching over cultural sites and institutions, including libraries and buildings where archives are stored.”He also called for a database to be compiled as soon as possible, combining all of the archives, lists and inventories relating to Iraq’s heritage, to enable customs and police authorities, art dealers and all concerned parties to identify the status of a particular object.The group of 30 experts, including archaeologists, all with experience in Iraq, approved a number of “very urgent recommendations” for a strategy of action. These included a call to secure Iraqi cultural institutions and make sure that in the future there would be no further looting, and a ban on all trade of cultural objects coming from Iraq.They also agreed to send as soon as possible a mission to evaluate the damages and to prepare a plan of action for the rehabilitation of Iraq’s cultural heritage.UNESCO has already announced that it is working with the international police organization Interpol, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the culture ministries of Iraq’s neighbours in seeking the recovery of the looted objects. read more

Kenley Jansen Is Too Busy Helping The Dodgers Win To Get Saves

Kenley Jansen Is Too Busy Helping The Dodgers Win To Get Saves

Brent SuterMIL001+0.0 Corey KnebelMIL2652+2.0 Brandon KintzlerMIN1932+1.8 Junichi TazawaMIA220-0.5 Jordan LylesCOL210+0.0 Darren O’DayBAL832+0.2 Kenley Jansen25211089 David PhelpsMIA1171-1.1 Brad Hand232131510 Alex Colome23259105 Tyler WilsonBAL111-0.2 Joakim SoriaKC1942+1.5 Edwin Diaz2113668 Tony BarnetteTEX630-0.1 Source: Baseball-REFERENCE.COM Seung-hwan OhSTL1944+1.3 Tyler LyonsSTL011-0.4 FIREMAN APPEARANCES Logan VerrettBAL400+0.6 Jason MotteATL212-0.1 Kevin SiegristSTL811+0.8 Brandon Kintzler1924222 Chris HatcherLAD121-0.6 Kenyan MiddletonLAA210-0.1 Travis WoodKC331-0.6 Blake WoodCIN231-0.8 Mark MelanconSF940-0.2 Dario AlvarezTEX201+0.3 Fernando Rodney1922035 Brock StewartLAD200+0.3 Aaron LoupTOR326-0.3 Jared HughesMIL811+0.8 2017 goose stats through All-Star break Jason GrilliTOR332-0.6 Sean DoolittleOAK823+0.5 Kelvin Herrera1619025 Goose-egg leaders pitch in clutch situations, but that doesn’t help earn savesTop goose-egg pitchers through 2017 All-Star break Kenley JansenLAD2501+3.6 Ian KrolATL623+0.1 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Daniel HudsonPIT444-0.9 Koda GloverWSH822+0.4 Brad BrachBAL2130+2.2 Luis GarciaPHI611+0.5 Danny FarquharTB832+0.1 Archie BradleyARI2023+2.3 J. J. HooverARI622+0.2 Tony WatsonPIT1664+0.1 Sammy SolisWSH120-0.6 Robby ScottBOS228-0.4 Aroldis ChapmanNYY602+1.0 Mike MorinLAA101+0.2 Johnny BarbatoPIT010-0.4 Mike MinorKC1621+1.8 Adam ConleyMIA010-0.4 AJ RamosMIA1132+0.4 Matt GraceWSH112-0.2 Ken GilesHOU933+0.2 Justin WilsonDET1940+1.5 John BrebbiaSTL001+0.0 Asher WojciechowskiCIN100+0.1 Ross StriplingLAD641-0.6 Rafael MonteroNYM131-1.0 Chris DevenskiHOU1663+0.2 Robert StephensonCIN220-0.4 Cody AllenCLE1242+0.5 Emilio PaganSEA110-0.2 Ryne StanekTB013-0.4 J. C. RamirezLAA020-0.7 Matt BushTEX1561+0.2 Jim Johnson1719206 Dustin McGowanMIA201+0.3 Hector SantiagoMIN010-0.4 Joaquin BenoitPHI1370-0.7 Casey FienSEA/PHI320-0.3 Source: Seamheads.com Frankie MontasOAK110-0.2 Danny BarnesTOR621+0.2 Rob ScahillMIL110-0.2 Dellin BetancesNYY1341+0.6 Michael LorenzenCIN1931+1.7 Randall DelgadoARI500+0.8 Cory GearrinSF721+0.3 Jose AlvaradoTB743-0.4 Joely RodriguezPHI524+0.0 Tom WilhelmsenARI112-0.2 Alex Colome23259105 Alex WoodLAD301+0.4 Jose RamirezATL1241+0.3 Francisco RodriguezDET382-2.5 Steve CishekSEA211-0.1 Andrew Miller25214128 Chasen ShreveNYY622+0.2 Giovanny GallegosNYY010-0.4 PITCHERGOOSE EGGSSAVESMULTI-INNINGRUNNERS ONTIE GAMES Adam OttavinoCOL1372-0.4 Josh CollmenterATL020-0.7 Mike DunnCOL602+1.0 PITCHERGOOSE EGGSSAVESMULTI-INNINGRUNNERS ONTIE GAMES Ken Giles919151 Robert GsellmanNYM210-0.1 Neftali FelizMIL850-0.7 Kyle BarracloughMIA1031+0.3 Tanner ScheppersTEX101+0.2 Dan JenningsCHW024-0.7 Alex ColomeTB2352+1.7 Hansel RoblesNYM422-0.2 Matt BarnesBOS1053-0.2 Alex WilsonDET1064-0.7 James PazosSEA924+0.6 Chase De JongSEA010-0.4 Chris BeckCHW002+0.0 Shawn KelleyWSH620+0.1 Kelvin HerreraKC1642+1.1 Hector NerisPHI1542+0.7 Jeanmar GomezPHI721+0.3 Jim JohnsonATL1761+0.3 Brandon Maurer1519246 Raisel IglesiasCIN2110+2.7 Tyler ClippardNYY486-2.3 Jake McGeeCOL832+0.2 Keone KelaTEX831+0.2 Chad GreenNYY022-0.7 Matthew BowmanSTL1544+0.7 Craig KimbrelBOS1920+2.3 Yusmeiro PetitLAA1012+1.2 Heath HembreeBOS724+0.4 T. J. McFarlandARI501+0.8 Joe KellyBOS724+0.4 Trevor RosenthalSTL1661+0.1 Jake JunisKC100+0.2 Roberto OsunaTOR1641+1.1 Matt BelisleMIN1333+0.9 Corey Knebel2614698 Ryan GartonTB030-1.1 Pedro BaezLAD734-0.1 Miguel CastroBAL101+0.2 Roberto Osuna1622033 Source: Baseball-REFERENCE.COM Wily PeraltaMIL120-0.6 Jonathan HolderNYY311+0.1 Jeremy JeffressTEX131-0.9 Xavier CedenoTB013-0.4 Austin BriceCIN300+0.4 Raisel Iglesias21161065 Felipe Rivero276111312 Bud NorrisLAA1160-0.5 Brad BoxbergerTB100+0.2 Eric O’FlahertyATL211-0.1 Andrew ChafinARI146-1.3 Chase WhitleyTB641-0.6 Luis AvilanLAD222-0.5 Parker BridwellLAA001+0.0 Kenley Jansen25211089 Carl EdwardsCHC1233+0.6 Dan AltavillaSEA331-0.6 Save leaders avoid many clutch pitching opportunitiesTop save pitchers through 2017 All-Star break Blake TreinenWSH441-0.9 Zach PutnamCHW200+0.3 Pat NeshekPHI1613+2.0 Brandon MaurerSD1570-0.5 Donnie HartBAL313+0.1 Will HarrisHOU1630+1.3 Adam WarrenNYY521+0.1 Andrew MillerCLE2531+3.0 Hector RondonCHC721+0.3 Fernando AbadBOS500+0.8 Jacob TurnerWSH520+0.0 Joe SmithTOR1411+1.8 Miguel DiazSD010-0.4 Jorge De La RosaARI1041+0.1 We shouldn’t get too carried away here. With the possible exception of the Astros’ Chris Devenski — who leads the majors with 52.2 relief innings but whose effectiveness has diminished as the season has worn on — none of these pitchers are being used in the Goose Gossage mold of the 1970s, when star relievers often threw 100 or more innings in a season. This is particularly true for Jansen, whose workload has always been managed carefully. (He’s on pace for only 68 innings this year.) But if teams are still using pitchers such as Jansen, Rivero and the Indians’ Andrew Miller for only 60 to 80 innings a season, they’re increasingly picking the right innings for them to pitch. By contrast, closers such as the Rockies’ Greg Holland and the Twins’ Brandon Kintzler have rarely made fireman appearances but have often been used to close out big, relatively safe leads. Although they have more saves than pitchers like Jansen and Rivero, Holland and Kintzler have fewer goose eggs and have provided less overall value to their clubs. Joe BlantonWSH320-0.3 Tyler PillNYM010-0.4 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Jeurys FamiliaNYM412+0.2 Brad ZieglerMIA412+0.2 Ryan PresslyMIN420-0.1 Dodger closer Kenley Jansen has had a lights-out first half with a 4-0 record, a 0.96 ERA, 57 strikeouts and just two walks allowed in 37.2 innings pitched.He also has only 21 saves, which ranks seventh in the league through the All-Star break. But Jansen has been considerably more valuable to the Dodgers than those save numbers imply. That’s because Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has been deploying Jansen in high-leverage situations that other managers often shield their closers from. Jansen has made 10 multi-inning appearances so far this year. He’s been brought into the game with runners on base nine times. And he’s entered in tied games in eight appearances. l call all of these “firemen appearances” because they resemble how teams used their top relievers in the era a few decades ago when the best relievers were referred to as “firemen” instead of closers.These firemen appearances have not necessarily helped Jansen earn saves; a pitcher can’t earn a save when he enters in a tied game, for instance. But they do provide opportunities for him to earn goose eggs, the new relief-pitcher statistic that we developed this spring. (The short version: A pitcher gets a goose egg for a clutch, scoreless relief inning, including in a tied game.) Jansen has 25 goose eggs, which ties him for third this season. He and his fellow goose-egg leaders — including the Pirates’ Felipe Rivero, who leads MLB with 27 — are routinely making firemen appearances: Brian DuensingCHC300+0.4 Jake PetrickaCHW001+0.0 Deolis GuerraLAA720+0.3 Brandon MorrowLAD010-0.4 Addison Reed2115568 Luke GregersonHOU632-0.2 Mychal GivensBAL1223+1.2 Jonathan BroxtonSTL120-0.6 Jerry BlevinsNYM1246+0.2 Tommy KahnleCHW1171-0.9 Robbie RossBOS100+0.2 Fernando RodneyARI1943+1.4 Luke JacksonATL100+0.1 Ben HellerNYY001+0.0 Sam DysonTEX/SF1271-0.8 Blake ParkerLAA1031+0.4 Erasmo RamirezTB712+0.7 Jandel GustaveHOU010-0.4 Josh SmokerNYM722+0.3 Hunter StricklandSF1130+0.5 Dominic LeoneTOR323-0.3 Drew StorenCIN322-0.3 Derek LawSF1131+0.5 Ernesto FrieriTEX010-0.4 Sergio RomoLAD230-0.8 Cam BedrosianLAA613+0.5 Sam TuivailalaSTL320-0.3 Josh FieldsLAD321-0.3 Greg Hollland1828141 Vidal NunoBAL010-0.4 Ben TaylorBOS101+0.2 Tony CingraniCIN423-0.2 Pedro StropCHC1113+1.2 Daniel StumpfDET212-0.1 Wade LeBlancPIT132-1.0 Bryan MitchellNYY010-0.4 Matt StrahmKC231-0.8 Josh OsichSF224-0.5 Sam FreemanATL502+0.7 Neil RamirezNYM012-0.4 Bruce RondonDET210-0.1 Josh EdginNYM525+0.0 Ryan BuchterSD1252-0.1 Bryan MorrisSF300+0.4 Tommy HunterTB621+0.2 Steven OkertSF637-0.3 Scott ObergCOL613+0.6 J. P. HowellTOR010-0.4 Adam KolarekTB010-0.4 Carlos TorresMIL642-0.6 Phil MatonSD211-0.1 Liam HendriksOAK731+0.0 Kyle RyanDET210-0.1 Addison ReedNYM2143+1.5 Fernando SalasNYM554-1.2 Tyler DuffeyMIN811+0.9 Bryan ShawCLE1122+1.1 Edubray RamosPHI2110-3.8 Jean MachiSEA101+0.2 Peter MoylanKC403+0.6 Chris YoungKC100+0.2 Jayson AquinoBAL010-0.4 Brett CecilSTL1322+1.1 Jhan MarinezMIL/PIT320-0.3 Ryan DullOAK422-0.1 Jeff BeliveauTOR100+0.2 Warwick SaupoldDET012-0.4 Wandy PeraltaCIN1020+0.7 Richard BleierBAL311+0.1 Alex ClaudioTEX625+0.2 Al AlburquerqueKC010-0.4 Brad PeacockHOU101+0.2 FIREMAN APPEARANCES Brad Brach2115236 Craig BreslowMIN010-0.4 Check out our latest MLB predictions. Greg HollandCOL1820+2.2 Chris RusinCOL823+0.6 Justin HaleyMIN110-0.2 Stefan CrichtonBAL010-0.4 Matt AlbersWSH924+0.6 Wade DavisCHC1501+2.2 Casey LawrenceTOR010-0.4 Michael FelizHOU110-0.2 Nate JonesCHW410+0.2 Shane GreeneDET1033+0.4 Kevin QuackenbushSD110-0.2 Mike MontgomeryCHC1211+1.4 Enny RomeroWSH1336+0.8 Daniel CoulombeOAK123-0.6 Jose AlvarezLAA553-1.1 Tony ZychSEA432-0.5 Marc RzepczynskiSEA404+0.6 Brad HandSD2345+1.8 Paul SewaldNYM122-0.6 Jarlin GarciaMIA002+0.0 Blaine BoyerBOS310+0.1 Nick WittgrenMIA611+0.5 Drew SteckenriderMIA010-0.4 Juan NicasioPIT846-0.3 Koji UeharaCHC1443+0.5 Oliver PerezWSH514+0.4 Boone LoganCLE003+0.0 Edwin DiazSEA2141+1.7 Nick VincentSEA1214+1.5 Zach BrittonBAL600+0.9 Gabriel YnoaBAL001+0.0 Ty BlachSF101+0.1 Jumbo DiazTB643-0.6 Kirby YatesLAA/SD321-0.3 Joe BiaginiTOR432-0.5 Felipe RiveroPIT2722+3.2 Ronald HerreraNYY010-0.4 Domingo GermanNYY010-0.4 Craig Kimbrel1923566 Tony SippHOU100+0.2 Grant DaytonLAD112-0.2 James HoytHOU110-0.2 Jose LeclercTEX522+0.1 Santiago CasillaOAK1452+0.3 Ryan MadsonOAK1231+0.7 The Dodgers have managed Jansen’s opportunities smartly, but he also deserves credit for making the most of every one of them — literally. Jansen has 25 goose eggs on the season, but no broken eggs, our term for when a pitcher enters the game with an opportunity to earn a goose egg but is charged with at least one earned run instead.1Jansen does have one “meh,” which is when a pitcher enters the game in a goose situation but is awarded neither a goose egg nor a broken egg because a run was scored yet not charged to the reliever. The record for most goose eggs in a season without a broken egg is held by Brad Lidge, who had 34 goose eggs and no broken eggs in 2008.As a result of this perfect conversion rate, Jansen leads baseball with 3.6 goose wins above replacement (GWAR) and is on pace for 6.5 GWAR, which would make for one of the top half-dozen relief pitching seasons of all time. Rivero and Miller are second and third in GWAR this season. You can find goose-egg statistics for these and all other relief pitchers in the sortable table below. Evan ScribnerSEA020-0.7 Blaine HardyDET121-0.6 Arodys VizcainoATL1652+0.5 David HernandezLAA811+0.9 Diego MorenoTB010-0.4 Austin PruittTB300+0.5 Alec AsherBAL311+0.1 Chad QuallsCOL210+0.0 Rubby De La RosaARI011-0.4 Carlos EstevezCOL100+0.2 Jesse ChavezLAA010-0.4 Antonio BastardoPIT010-0.4 Ryan TeperaTOR1420+1.5 Chad BellDET001+0.0 Josh HaderMIL100+0.1 Oliver DrakeMIL421-0.2 Jacob BarnesMIL1843+1.2 George KontosSF743-0.5 Anthony SwarzakCHW1000+1.5 John AxfordOAK120-0.6 David RobertsonCHW1631+1.3 Miguel SocolovichSTL101+0.1 Brooks PoundersLAA100+0.2 Jose TorresSD231-0.8 Justin GrimmCHC201+0.3 Taylor RogersMIN1323+1.3 Scott AlexanderKC320-0.3 read more

British man who intended to join IS jailed for 6 years

first_imgBritish man who intended to join IS jailed for 6 years The 24-year-old pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey last month. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Gráinne Ní Aodha Jun 14th 2017, 10:59 PM Wednesday 14 Jun 2017, 10:59 PM Shamim Ahmed (24) of the London Borough of Stepney. Source: Metropolitan PoliceA MAN HAS been imprisoned for six years after pleading guilty at the Old Bailey to preparing for acts of terrorism by travelling to join the so-called Islamic State (IS).Shamim Ahmed, aged 24, of Stepney admitted his guilt when he appeared at the Old Bailey on 10 May.The investigation by the Met Police’s Counter Terrorism Command evidenced that on 11 January 2016, Ahmed flew from London Gatwick to Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.On arrival in Istanbul, Ahmed checked into a hotel, paying for five nights’ accommodation, but the following day Ahmed booked a one way ticket for a flight from Istanbul to Gaziantep, by the Syrian border – he travelled there on 13 January.The following day Ahmed left Gaziantep and at about 10.45am was detained at Oncupinar Border Crossing by the Turkish authorities.Two days later, the Turkish Authorities deported Ahmed back to the United Kingdom where he was met by officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command – he was arrested on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism and subsequently charged.Commander Dean Haydon of the MPS Counter Terrorism Command said: “Ahmed has admitted his intention was to join IS at a time when there was no doubt of the atrocities that they were committing. http://jrnl.ie/3444801 center_img 123 Comments 14,075 Views Share1 Tweet Email Short URL Working with the Turkish authorities we were able to stop him and bring him to justice here in the UK.The UK have been ramping up anti-terrorist measures since terror attacks in London that resulted in the death of eight people.Read: London attack: Men ‘tried to use 7.5 tonne lorry’Read: Three men arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offences not connected to bridge attacklast_img read more

GOYA back in touch

first_imgThe mixed social touch competition for the Greek Orthodox Youth of Australia (GOYA) Hellenic Brisbane is back for 2011 and bigger than ever. With anyone being able to join, this is not only a great way to stay social with the Hellenic youth of Brisbane, but to stay active and healthy. Touch, or touch football, comes from the two rugby codes, Rugby League and Rugby Union. Although the skills of touch are close to those of these two sports, there is no body contact at all. Emphasis is on running and agility, with hand passing and catching as key skills. Touch is a great mixed sport, ideal for both boys and girls. The new competition will start on Wednesday 28 September and the competition will finish up just before Christmas. For more info, email touch@goya.org.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

When Melbourne went blue and white

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram If you had got the tram or train into Flinders Street station early in the morning of Friday 14 February 1941, you would have marvelled at the crowds. Nearly 100,000 Melburnians – 10 per cent of the population − had thronged into the city to line Swanston Street from the Yarra up to Bourke Street and beyond. Traffic had been diverted from the city centre. Through the steamers and confetti showering the crowds, the sun shone on that bright summer’s morning. It wasn’t Moomba. And it wasn’t a sporting event. The blue and white decorations of the street stalls and flags waved by the crowd said it all. They had come to Melbourne in their thousands to declare their support for Greece’s fight against the Italian invasion. This was Victoria’s first major fundraising event in support of Greece in WWII. Encouraged by the Australian government, across the country fundraising committees had been established in the wake of the invasion. In establishing the Melbourne fund, the Lord Mayor, Councillor Frank Beaurepaire, stated that “the valour of the Greek Army had changed the whole situation in the Mediterranean and Australians should do everything in their power to recognise the bravery of the gallant Greeks”. ‘The A.I.F. Marches – Australian Holds out a Helping Hand to the Heroic Greeks’, The Australasian (Melbourne), Saturday, February 22, 1941, page 20. National Library of Australia Collection.The Lord Mayor urged all Victorians to take part in Greek Day by holding local fundraising events, and more than 30,000 Greek Day badges were distributed to councils across Victoria. The chair of the new Commonwealth Council for Greek Day broadcast the night before the parade, urging Melburnians to attend the event, stating that “Greece’s cause was our cause and Greece’s war our war … “.The feature of the day was the march of 4,000 diggers along Swanston Street, in front of the Melbourne Town Hall and on through the city. They marched in their summer battle dress, “bronzed under the Bonegilla sun and clad in shorts and shirts”, as the Melbourne Argus reported the next day.At 10.00 am the diggers marched six-abreast up Swanston Street from Flinders Street, led by their commander, Brigadier Lind, and a goat − their regimental mascot − “which caused much amusement” in the crowd. The diggers were joined by eight bands marching with them and four others assembled along the route.As they marched the diggers would have taken heart from shouts of support and the waving of the special Greek War Victims Appeal flags from the crowds standing behind the barriers and in the windows and balconies above. ‘Mrs M Divolis, Mrs A Marmaras and Mrs L.J. Sigalas on duty at their stall’, The Australasian (Melbourne), Saturday, February 22, 1941, page 20. State Library of Victoria Collection.As the diggers passed the Town Hall building, the salute was taken by the Governor of Victoria, Sir Winston Dugan, standing with the Lord Mayor and many senior army officers, including Major-General Gordon Bennett, who had served on Lemnos and at Gallipoli in WWI. As soon as the diggers had marched passed, hundreds of men and women got busy at more than 30 stalls set up throughout the route to raise funds for the appeal. Many of the stalls were bedecked in the blue and white colours of the Greek flag, with many helpers wearing Greek national costume. For weeks before, the City of Melbourne had appealed for volunteers to assist in the selling of the 70,000 special Greek Day badges and 10,000 paper appeal flags produced as fundraisers. It was reported that over 700 women answered the call for volunteers. One of those was Australia’s famous soprano Miss Gladys Moncrieff – “Our Glad” − who made “a rousing appeal” for funds from the back of an army vehicle. Various organisations organised their own stalls, including RSL sub-branches. Richmond Sub-Branch president Mr Long “spent a busy and profitable day” conducting “raffles for the Greeks”. ‘Who’ll buy a flag? said the little Greek girl’, The Australasian (Melbourne), Saturday, February 22, 1941, page 20. State Library of Victoria Collection.Melbourne’s Greek community embraced the event, joining with the wider community in common cause. From late 1940, members of the community joined in to donate and volunteer to the various fundraising efforts organised throughout Victoria to support Greece’s war effort. In Frankston, the local council unanimously supported the establishment of such a local fund and stated how appropriate this was given the residence of the Greek Consul in the municipality. And in Dandenong, a popular local fish shop owner donated a day’s takings to the Australian war effort.In the week before the parade, one of Melbourne’s oldest Greek communities held a ceremony at the Prahran Town Hall to donate a large Greek national flag to the mayor of Prahran. They did so to honour the Greek soldiers fighting “in the tradition of Alexander the Great” alongside the Allies and looked forward to seeing the flag floating above the Town Hall. The mayor responded, stating that all Australians recognised the important role that Greece was playing as an ally in the fight against the Axis and the flag would indeed be flown alongside the Australian and British flags.Kitchens throughout Melbourne’s Greek community were busy in the days before the parade, preparing delicacies that would be offered for sale. It would appear that the well-known Greek Consul – the Ithacan-born John Lucas (or Ioannis Lekatsis) − and his family played a major role in organising the stalls and volunteers from the community that would become such a hallmark of the day.Many Greek stalls are reported to have carried “a tempting assortment of wares” – cakes, pastries, shortbreads, rose–petal jam and Greek sweetmeats – all home-baked from traditional Greek recipes. One Greek stall offered “rare and tropical fruits”. ‘Behind the Greek flag are Miss France Bibron, Miss Peggy Guest, and Mrs John Guest’, The Australasian (Melbourne), Saturday, February 22, 1941, page 20. State Library of Victoria Collection.Many families from the community were involved. The Cospoditis, the Raftopoulos, the Maramaras, the Sigalas, the Karas and the Nicolaides – to name only a few. And of course, the biggest effort was from the women and girls. At the Town Hall, little Olga Marmaras is reported to have been “charming in Greek costume, taking a lively interest in the luck dip attached to the stall”. And at another stall in Bourke Street Miss Iris Nicolaides and Miss Danae Sigalas were dressed in Greek national dress selling buttons and badges. At one point in the crowd a group of Greek ex-servicemen gathered “to wish their Australian Allies well”.Loudspeakers broadcast an appeal on the BBC by the Duchess of Kent – the former Princess Marina of Greece – seeking support for Greek war victims. Greece was facing “an unprovoked attack … Greece needs help and it needs it now,” she said. As her voice was heard by the huge crowd, many stalls sold “Marina Dolls” dressed in “Greek costume” in her honour.The day was a great success. Over £4,000 was raised from the sale of the specially-made Greek Day badges, stall sales and donations. State school children donated £250 and the women of the Legacy Club in Collins Street a further £198. Melbourne’s Greek Day on 14 February was just the first of hundreds of events and fundraisers held throughout Victoria and Australia. Similar major rallies were held in most major capital cities, such as Sydney and Brisbane. Local groups supported their local councils on fundraising drives – such as when South Melbourne’s Mrs A. Mott organised a stall in the main street of the town, raising over £120 for the cause. In Horsham over £83 was raised, the local newspaper reporting that “very few refusals were made to their appeal of ‘Buy a button for our Greek Allies’.” A week later another appeal fundraiser was held at the Melbourne Town Hall, with women from Melbourne’s Greek community, dressed in classical Greek costumes, welcoming attendees as they ascended the stairs of the Town Hall for an “all star concert”. These efforts would continue until the end of the war and even beyond.Greek Day should not be forgotten. Melbourne had shown its support for Greece in its hour of need. But it also demonstrated the solidarity between ordinary Australians and their Greek-background neighbours. This great day of solidarity held in Melbourne 76 years ago should be celebrated as a symbol of all the Greek Days held in WWII. My inspiration for researching this story grew from hearing the fond memories of some of those from Melbourne’s Hellenic community who took part in these Greek Day events all those years ago − Ms Olga Black, Dr Peter Mangos and Mr Peter Kanis. And I thank them for sharing their stories with me. Moves are afoot to donate Greek flags to the Melbourne and Stonnington City Councils in commemoration of Greek Day 1941. Would it not be nice to see the Greek flag flying alongside the Australian flag every February? Now that would be a fine thing − or as we say, bravo!* Jim Claven is a freelance writer and trained historian holding both Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Melbourne’s Monash University. He has researched the Anzac trail in Greece across both world wars, and especially the Hellenic connection to Anzac through the role of Lemnos in the Gallipoli campaign. He has been secretary of the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee since its creation and is a member of the Battle of Crete and the Greek Campaign Commemorative Council. Jim is keen to hear from members of the community who took part in Greek Day and also locate any items of memorabilia connected to these events. He can be contacted at jimclaven@yahoo.com.aulast_img read more

La télévision ferait grossir dès lenfance

first_imgLa télévision ferait grossir dès l’enfanceUne étude réalisée par les chercheurs de l’Université de Montréal et du CHU (Centre universitaire hospitalier) Sainte-Justine vient de démontrer les effets de la télévision sur le poids et les performances sportives.Si cela fait longtemps que les spécialistes dénoncent les méfaits causés par trop de temps passé devant la télévision, c’est une nouvelle alerte que déclenche une étude parue dans la revue International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Menée par des scientifiques de l’Université de Montréal et du CHU (Centre universitaire hospitalier) Sainte-Justine, celle-ci suggère en effet que les personnes ayant beaucoup regardé la télévision enfant seraient plus gros et auraient des aptitudes physiques moindres.Pour arriver à cette conclusion, les chercheurs se sont intéressées à 1.314 enfants québécois et cela en plusieurs étapes. Ils ont tout d’abord interrogé les parents sur le nombre d’heures que leurs enfants alors âgé de 2 ans et demi passaient à regarder la télévision. Puis ils ont pesé les enfants, mesuré leur tour de taille et évalué leurs capacités sportives via un test de saut en longueur. L’expérience a été réitérée lorsque les mêmes enfants ont atteint l’âge de 4 ans et demi. Au final, les chercheurs ont ainsi établi que les petits passaient à deux ans et demi, en moyenne 8,8 heures par semaine devant la télévision, c’est-à-dire plus d’une heure par jour et 14,8 heures par semaine à 4 ans et demi, donc plus de 2 heures par jour. A 4 ans et demi, 15% des enfants regarderaient même la télévision 18 heures par semaine, soit 2 heures et demi par jour. Tandis que la moyenne du temps quotidien passé par un adulte devant le téléviseur est de 3 heures 47 minutes, ces chiffres apparaissent donc plutôt élevés. Mais ce n’est pas le plus inquiétant de l’étude puisque celle-ci a permis d’établir une association claire entre la télévision et la forme physique des enfants.  Prédire le tour de taille en fonction du temps passé devant la télé “Nous savions déjà qu’il y avait une corrélation entre la télévision à l’âge préscolaire et la graisse corporelle des enfants en CM1, ainsi que leurs mauvaises aptitudes physiques. Mais c’est la première fois que cette association est étudiée plus précisément”, indique le docteur Linda Pagani, co-auteur de l’étude. Cette dernière indique même qu’il est possible de prédire précisément le tour de taille et les performances sportives en fonction du temps passé devant le téléviseur. Par exemple, pour un enfant de 4 ans et demi, une heure passée devant la télévision équivaudrait à une prise de 0,5 millimètre de tour de taille. Or, un enfant en excès de poids a de grandes chances de devenir obèse une fois adulte obèse.De plus, selon les résultats obtenus, à l’âge de 29 mois, chaque heure passée devant le téléviseur réduirait de 36 millimètres la distance à laquelle l’enfant est capable de sauter. Le docteur Caroline Fitzpatrick, l’un des auteurs de l’étude, a avoué avoir été surprise de constater qu’il était possible de mesurer l’impact de la télévision avec autant de précision. Avec sa collègue  Linda Pagani, elle note ainsi que “la poursuite d’une activité sportive chez les enfants et les adolescents est directement liée à sa réussite et à ses performances dans ce domaine”. Aboutir à une approche plus efficace de prévention À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Néanmoins, les auteurs pensent que leur enquête doit encore être complétée par d’autres études prouvant que les problèmes de santé des enfants viennent réellement, du moins en partie, du temps passé devant la télévision. Ils espère cependant que les résultats vont inciter les pouvoirs publics à mettre en place des politiques qui cibleraient les facteurs environnementaux liés à l’obésité, notamment le temps passé devant la télévision. Les docteurs Fitzpatrick et Pagani ajoutent : “Notre mode alimentaire a aussi évolué vers une nourriture riche en calories, préparée industriellement, associée à une vie de plus en plus sédentaire. Nos résultats confirment la suspicion selon laquelle le temps passé devant l’écran de télévision contribue à accroître l’excès de poids. Ils offrent aussi des clés pour offrir une approche efficace de prévention”.Le 16 juillet 2012 à 19:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

PS4 System Update 550 Features Supersampling Parental Controls and More

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Most PS4 system updates usually consist of “stability updates.” Every once in a while, however, an update brings about a slew of new features and updates. Such is the case with the upcoming 5.50 firmware update (codenamed KEIJI). Though the update is still in beta, Sony has officially revealed the features players can expect when it goes live to everyone.Below is the full list PS4 firmware update 5.50 features via the PlayStation Blog:Play Time Management: This feature helps parents manage PS4 playtime for their children. From their PS4 or a web browser on PC or smartphone, a parent can see how many hours a child has played each day. They can apply restrictions to ensure the child is only playing for a set amount of time or within set playable hours. The child will receive notifications telling them when the time is about to expire so they can save and quit their game. In theory, this is also a way for adult gamers to control their own playtimes.Library UI Updates: This update is to let players better understand what is on their PS4s. In the “This PS4” tab, users can see a list of all applications installed on the PS4. The tab with one’s name/avatar lists all of the apps a user has purchased with their PSN ID. This feature makes it easier to see what games have been purchased but not installed.PS Plus tab: This tab clarifies which games were downloaded from PS Plus’ Monthly Free Games. If one’s PS Plus membership is expired, a PS Plus icon with a lock appears next to games obtained from PS Plus. Users can play these games again once they have re-subscribed to the service.Hide apps: This feature is great for clearing up the clutter in your “Purchased” tab in the Library. You can hide content like betas, trials, and demos. This is the type of content most users will not return to, so it’s nice to know they don’t ever have to see them in their Library.Quick Menu Enhancements: This allows users to quickly access specific friends from their custom list. They can do so via the pulldown menu under the Friends tab in Quick Menu. This also shows which friends are currently online. When listening to music on PS4, users can now access certain shortcuts from the Quick Menu. When listening to Spotify on PlayStation Music, the Square buttons act as the shortcut for volume control. On the Media Player or the USB Music Player, Triangle works as the shortcut for play or pause. Square serves as volume control.Background Music on PS Now: This allows one to listen to their favorite tracks while streaming games through PS Now. Sony notes that, just like when playing a game locally on PS4, some background music may not always be available.Notifications Update: This lets users delete old notifications from their notifications list. This is another feature that’s useful for gamers who don’t want so much clutter on their PS4.Import Custom Wallpapers via USB: Users can now import images and use them as their background wallpaper. Images can be zoomed and cropped to get them looking just right.Customize Tournaments Team Pages: It will now be possible to customize one’s Tournaments team page with a team logo or background imported from a USB stick. Like the previous feature, this one is all about giving players the choice to truly make things their own.Supersampling Mode on PS4 Pro: This feature will no doubt be the one to get PS4 users the most excited. With Supersampling Mode, PS4 Pro owners with 1080p (or lower) TVs can enjoy enhanced visuals. Games that render at a higher resolution on 4K TVs will downscale to match the HDTV. Some games already have supersampling, so this feature is for those without the option. Sony notes that not all games will get better image quality when Supersampling Mode is enabled.Make sure to head over to the PlayStation Blog to get a full rundown on each of firmware 5.50’s features. Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Mendieta says Solari needs to keep faith in Vinicius

Mendieta says Solari needs to keep faith in Vinicius

first_imgThe 18-year-old will feature today at Los Merengues attack, as the team takes on Leganes in the Copa del Rey tournament.Real Madrid and Leganes will face off in the second leg of the Copa del Rey Round of 16 tonight.And 18-year-old wonderkid Vinicius Jr. will feature in Los Blancos attack.This is why former Spain international and Valencia midfielder Gaizka Mendieta has urged coach Santiago Solari to have faith in the youngster.“He definitely brings something different to this Real Madrid team, they are playing with a player that is different,” Mendieta was quoted by Goal.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“No-one does those runs, passes, and moves, takes on defenders or opponents like he does or the way he does at the moment.”“That is why he has to play every game at the moment for Real Madrid. He is a key player,” he added.“Lucas Vasquez is totally fit and Bale is totally fit. It is the decision for to the manager Solari who he thinks is the best player for each match.”“If they’re all fit I think [Gareth] Bale would be the first choice but the way Vinicius is playing for Real Madrid he has to be in the team before anyone,” he commented.“People mention Isco all the time, but if you’ve got this guy why play with Isco?”last_img read more

Former Vancouver Mayor starts business offering political advice

first_imgFormer Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard has launched a one-man political mentoring business, after serving 14 years as mayor and seven years on the city council. “It would be for people or companies,” said Pollard, 71, who named the new venture Royce Pollard Counseling and Mentoring. Pollard expects to draw on his knowledge of the political landscape in Olympia and in Washington, D.C.“I can tell them where I think the land mines are,” Pollard said. The former U.S. Army officer said he has friends in both the Democratic and Republican parties and considers himself an Independent or Centrist.last_img read more

Report 193 New Mag Launches 176 Closures in 2010

first_imgThere were 193 new magazine launches in 2010, while 176 folded, according to magazine database MediaFinder.com. That’s down from 596 magazine closures in 2009.Food magazines posted the most launches of any single category, at 28. Regional magazines had the next highest number of launches at 15, with titles such as Bel-Air Magazine. The Health category saw 10 new launches including Livestrong Quarterly. The Home magazine category was hit the hardest consumer category over the last year, with 13 titles closing, including Mountain Home and Home Miami. B-to-B Sees More Magazines Fold Than Launch In the B-to-B sector, 34 new titles launched, including CinDayB2B and Sustainable Engineering, while 47 folded, including Printing News and Maddux Business Report. Meanwhile, 15 of the 28 magazines that converted to online-only were b-to-b titles, including American Machinist.last_img read more

STATE REP RACE Robertson Calls Out Attack Ad Built Upon A Lie

STATE REP RACE Robertson Calls Out Attack Ad Built Upon A Lie

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an op-ed written by 19th Middlesex State Representative candidate Dave Robertson (D-Wilmington):Recently folks who opened up their local paper, or made a trip to their mailbox, might have noticed an attack ad against me. It’s flashy and obviously took lots of time and plenty of out-of-district money. Now, I am not bothered by attacks, as the democratic process is about holding people accountable, but what I am bothered by, as are many other voters, is when an attack ad is built upon a lie. My opponent assumes that district voters are naive and that they are incapable of seeing past a cherry-picked and modified quote regarding a hot-button issue. This is something the democratic process cannot abide.Since day one, I have always stood against sanctuary cities, drivers licenses for people here illegally, and even much-discussed idea of giving voting rights to any resident regardless of citizenship. In fact, in terms of candidates, I have taken the most outspoken stances against people who have broken our immigration laws and I am the only one who has commented towards any sort of plan the federal government could take to solve this (I am a fan of one similar to one Ronald Reagan enacted). Other than my own, not one comment has been made by other candidates on drivers licenses nor voting rights for those evading our immigration laws. So where did this current “ICE is disgraceful” attack upon yours truly stem from? Well, it surgically removed from this larger and more cohesive quote, published by me, in the Wilmington Apple. It reads as follows:“ICE is unbelievably broken and disgraceful when compared to itself years ago”To me, ICE is in need of reform; not abolition, nor reduction. ICE needs further investment and an immediate change for the better. I believe in calling on our federal officials to fund ICE to to the required levels, to not lose account of 1,475 children, to alleviate the crippling backlogs. These pragmatic views are not opposing ICE, in fact it is promoting ICE. It is raising the bar. I would now like to ask my opponent if she thinks ICE has been doing as good as a job as it did prior. It is acceptable to lose children? Are the backlogs measured in years evidence of an organization that has the support it deserves? Are we really okay with that as a nation, state, and community? Apparently it is better to settle and ignore glaring issues and needless bureacracy, rather than examining an agency to promote successful practices. I believe in changing failing policy and creating more efficient processes. I hope this same mindset of “all is well” doesn’t follow to their stances on the RMV, MBTA, or State Police.That being said; let’s look at the most important quotes of my response, this time not shortened to serve a false agenda.“I believe that Massachusetts will harm itself as a sanctuary state”“People who came here legally are Americans, and it is our duty to welcome them and support them”“I believe businesses should be imposed to strict penalties for hiring folks illegally and that we should also not grant drivers licenses”“I also stand strongly against any local ordinances that would grant people living illegally the right to vote”Don’t be fooled folks, I have lived and worked among these towns for nearly three decades. I know what you want, and will always vote to represent your beliefs and, most importantly, I will always represent the truth to you.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Town Committee Accuses Robertson Of “Flip Flopping” On ICEIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”last_img read more

Mat Su Borough Assembly Sets Mill Rate Passes Budget

first_imgThe Matanuska Susitna Borough’s mill rate will stay below ten in the coming fiscal year, despite warnings from Borough administration officials that the current level of service cannot be maintained without raising taxes. On Wednesday, the Borough Assembly approved the FY 2016 budget, but Borough mayor Larry DeVilbiss says he’s sharpening his red pen.Mat Su residents will see some added perks in next year’s budget. At Wednesday night’s special Assembly meeting, the panel approved funding to pay for a full time Solid Waste position to work with Valley Community Recycling Solutions on community cleanup, passed a motion that will allow Alaska Scholastic Clay Target Program 150 thousand dollars to purchase land for a shooting range, and agreed to pay 540 thousand dollars for chassis remounts on four ambulances. All of that within a 9 point 984 areawide mill rate, and a point 517 non area wide rate.The Assembly also included in the budget: an amendment allowing the Mat Su School District to carry over it’s 2015 fund balance to next year.But some Borough fees will go up, specifically usage rates at the Brett Memorial Ice Arena, and disposal fees for construction and demolition debris and landfill waste disposal at the Central Landfill.In all, the budget was amended 21 times since Borough manager released his 400 point 7 million dollar spending package on April 30.The final budget figure will be adjusted after all the amendments are added up, according to Borough Finance Director Tammy Clayton.But Borough Mayor Larry DeVilbiss promised vetoes to come:“There will be a veto document this year, I think, looking ahead, there’s a couple of trends that are bothersome to me. So, hopefully, it will be an educational exercise.”According to Borough mandate, the mayor has until the next regular Assembly meeting on May 27 to strike or reduce the budget. A 2/3 Assembly vote withing 21 calendar days is needed to override a mayor’s veto.last_img read more

Where are the herring Unalaskas fishery remains on hold while seiners search

first_imgThe commercial herring fishery is on hold in Unalaska — because no one can find the fish.(Credit Public Domain, US Government work, via Wikimedia Commons.)The herring season opened more than a week ago. So far, fishermen haven’t had any luck, even with a spotter pilot searching from above.“There’s been no appreciable harvest at all,” said Frank Kelty on the Unalaska Fisheries Report. “The fish appear to be well offshore and in very deep water where the seiners can’t get to them.”Kelty said three or four seiners are registered to fish this season, while no one has registered to use gillnet gear.If the herring show up, Dutch Harbor fishermen will be able to harvest 2,166 tons. But until then, the seiners are on standby.“There hasn’t been any fish around and I think everybody’s decided to just take a break from it and come back later on,” said Lisa Fox, the area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Sand Point, which manages the herring fishery.There’s no word yet on when fishermen will try again. Fox said they may have to wait until the salmon season dies down.last_img read more

Auto giants BMW and Jaguar Land Rover collaborate to develop electric vehicles

first_img Elon Musk releases affordable Tesla Model 3 electric car Top GearTwo automobile giants BMW and Jaguar Land Rover are merging their technology wings to build a new generation of electric drive units (EDUs). The companies together will be developing components for the manufacturing of a well equipped electric beamed engine, transmissions, and power electronics.The collaboration of engineers from both the companies will bring in advanced components by the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and expertise in electrification. The later stages of the fully-equipped automobile will be built in their respective warehouses in the UK and Germany.The technological integration will lower down the cost of research and development and will help in the production of a large volume of the electric auto. Munich-based BMW with its I-series and Tata-owned Jaguar with its I-Pace had created electric vehicles that had brought a massive advancement in technology and was widely acclaimed by the public. Representational Image: BMW I SeriesBoth the companies have collaborated to bring in better power and efficiency in their engines and transmissions. The prime companies have been putting forth the effort in the collaboration to create an Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared mobility (ACES), which is said to be the future of transportation looking at the growing environmental degradations by the extensive use of diesel and petrol in automobiles.The revolution and technological insightsThe cross-industry initiative will be helpful in bringing about a revolution in technology that can be renewable and eco-friendly. The companies are scaling their technologies to bring in a newer and better revolution in Automobile Engineering.Looking into the new reforms by the countries based on emission rules, there have been specific choices in terms of grandeur and usability for the users. The success of the merger will help the consumers avail both the choices at a singular price.Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that its engine manufacturing centre in Wolverhampton, which employs 1600 people, will be manufacturing the company’s global production. It also has announced a battery assembly centre at Hams Hall in the UK.The Bavarian motors have not yet confirmed about their manufacturing unit. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:36Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:36?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

Yet another rape in Banani birthday party

Yet another rape in Banani birthday party

first_img.After the much-talked-about Banani Raintree hotel rape allegation, another woman has allegedly been raped in the same area of the capital, after inviting the woman to a birthday party.Police have arrested a certain Rajib Ahmed and his friend Rubel Hossain Joy in this connection after the victim filed a rape case with Banani police station on Sunday night.Banani police inspector (investigation) Borhan Uddin, also the investigative officer in the case, confirmed this to Prothom Alo.The investigative officer said the woman had a relationship with Rajib over phone and Rajib on Saturday invited the woman to a birthday party at a guest house in Banani.Read more: Prime accused Shafat, his friend Sadman detained in SylhetWhen the woman, according to the case statement, reached the place around 8:30pm to join the party, Rajib and his friend Rubel confined the woman to the guest house and raped her throughout the night.The woman filed the rape case with the Banani police station on Sunday night.This rape allegation came at a time when a case in connection with an allegation of raping two girls in Banani’s Raintree hotel is pending with the Woman and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal. Shafat Ahmed, son of owner of Apan Jewellers, with his cohort — Nayem Ashraf, Sadman Sakif, Billal Hossain and Rahmat Ali — raped two female students of a private university in the same fashion in ‘The Raintree’ hotel on 28 March last year.last_img read more

3 drown in Padma river

3 drown in Padma river

first_img.Three girls drowned in the Padma river in Bagha upazila on Sunday, reports UNB. The deceased were Jeam, 17, a class XI student of Mirganj College, Esha Khatun, 9, a student of Bagha Government Primary School–two daughters of Zillur Rahman and Shipra, 12, — a class VI student of Mirganj Girls’ High School and daughter of Shahidul Islam. Mohasin Ali, officer-in-charge of Bagha police station, said the three girls went to the Padma river for taking bath around 12:30pm and drowned in the river.Later, local people found the floating body of a girl and then recovered two other bodies conducting a rescue operation.They were taken to Charghat Upazila Health Complex where the physicians declared them dead.last_img read more

One held for assaulting woman at workplace

One held for assaulting woman at workplace

first_imgKolkata: A person was arrested on Thursday after one of his colleagues filed a molestation and sexual harassment complaint against him at Thakurpukur police station.Later on Friday, he was produced before a city court from where he got an interim bail.According to the complainant, she used to work at real estate company for past 4-5 years. While working under the accused, the complainant recently noticed a change in his behaviour, who holds the post of marketing director at the company. On last Monday, she went to his chamber to talk about her work. “First of all, he denied to talk. Then suddenly got up from his chair and touched me in an inappropriate way. He tore my dress as well. The door was closed and I had to use force to get out from there,” said the complainant. She also alleged that her colleagues remained silent after knowing the incident. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeLater, she informed her superiors as well but it yielded no result. She also alleged that she was asked to leave the job.On Thursday, she went to Thakurpukur police station and filed a complaint against her superior. After getting the complaint, police immediately arrested the accused on charges of sexual harassment, use of criminal force against a woman with intent to disrobe and word, gesture or act intended to outrage the modesty of a woman. After being produced before the magistrate, the accused was granted an interim bail with a clause to appear before the investigating officer as directed by the court.last_img read more