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  • Embrace democracy-loving monarchs: Tripura CM

    first_imgTripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday appealed to the “indigenous” people of the State to forget the communist legacy of the CPI(M) and embrace “democracy-loving monarchs” who had worked for the welfare of all.“There was an effort to make people forget our kings and remember Stalin and Lenin. Who knows who they are? Does any indigenous person know about them? What will happen by knowing about them?” Mr. Deb asked the audience.He was addressing an event organised by the BJP to thank the Centre for renaming the Agartala airport after Maharaja Birbikram Kishore Manikya, the last ruler of princely Tripura.“Manikya kings were democracy-loving monarchs. Tripura did not have any oppressive rule like the Tsarist regime in Russia,” he said.The Chief Minister said all indigenous people should have images of Maharaja Bir Bikram at their homes and know that he was the architect of modern Tripura.“Maharaja Bir Bikram’s thoughts are still relevant for the development of the indigenous people. So, forget them (Stalin and Lenin),” Mr. Deb said.The Agartala airport was constructed in 1942 on land donated by the Maharaja, an official statement said in New Delhi on July 4 after the Union Cabinet had approved the renaming.TMC opposes moveThe Tripura unit of the Trinamool Congress has, however, opposed the renaming of the airport after the king.“Kings of Tripura exploited the people… We severely oppose renaming of the airport after such a king and demand to name it after leaders who developed democratic Tripura into a modern State,” State Trinamool chief Ashish Lal Singh said.last_img read more

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  • No coercive act against Gautam Navlakha: Bombay High Court

    first_imgThe Bombay High Court on Friday directed the police not to take coercive action against activist Gautam Navlakha till then.A Division Bench was hearing a bunch of petitions filed by him and Anand Teltumbde seeking to quash the FIR against them and by Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves.Advocate Yug Choudhary, appearing for Mr Navlakha said all the allegations against him are baseless and that he is an intellectual. However, assistant public prosecutor Aruna Pai Kamat said the government has enough material to prove the case. She produced certain documents relied by the Supreme Court and the Pune sessions court in deciding the case. She informed the court that some information was extracted from the laptop of another activistcurrently in judicial custody Rona Wilson, was also found from the laptop of Mr Navlakha. She also mentioned three letters written by Mr Navlakha and said that the case diary has more incriminating details against him.Senior counsel Mihir Desai representing Mr. Teltumbde told the court that he is not arrested and therefore sought to quash all criminal proceedings against him.He said Mr Teltumbde is a senior professor and regularly writes books and does not have time to plant bombs. Mr Desai argued that Mr Teltumbde is not associated with Elgar Parishad or Bhima Koregaon and only differs on the history of Bhima Koregaon.The court has asked the government to produce additional documents and case diary in the case on November 1 and also did not provide any relief to Mr Ferreira and Mr Gonsalves till the same day.Meanwhile, the same court granted protection to Father Stan Swamy from arrest till October 31.last_img read more

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  • Maharashtra increases aid to kin of martyred jawans

    first_imgThe State government on Tuesday increased financial aid to families of jawans martyred in war or war-like situations or conflict related to national security from ₹25 lakh to ₹1 crore. Personnel wounded in conflict will get monetary compensation ranging from ₹20 lakh to ₹ 60 lakh each, depending on the severity of their injury. A decision to this effect was taken at the Cabinet meeting here on Tuesday.As per a government resolution dated March 27, 2018, the family of martyred jawans were given ₹25 lakh as one time aid. Also, those with 1% to25% injuries were granted ₹5 lakh, 26% to 50% injuries ₹8.50 lakh and 51% to 100% injuries ₹15 lakh. This amount has now increased to ₹20 lakh, ₹34 lakh and ₹60 lakh respectively. The rule will be applicable retrospectively from January 1, 2019.last_img read more

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Move To A-League Side Perth Glory? Reports Suggest So

    first_img A-LeagueLA GalaxyManchester UnitedMLS First Published: November 1, 2019, 10:17 AM IST Perth: Australia’s Perth Glory are planning an audacious bid to bring former Manchester United and Paris St. Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the A-League, reports said.The 38-year-old Swede’s form for LA Galaxy in America’s MLS this season has given rise to persistent speculation that he may yet be lured away for one last career swansong. Argentine side Boca Juniors have been linked to a move for the forward while Premier League and Serie A clubs are also reportedly circling, with Perth now joining the hunt.The team’s chief executive Tony Pignata told broadcaster ABC late Thursday the club had approached Ibrahimovic’s agent, enquiring about his availability and interest in playing in Australia.”It doesn’t hurt to ask,” he said.We know he is off contract from LA Galaxy, the transfer window doesn’t open in Europe until January, so there is an opportunity for possibly four, five six games” for Perth from the end of November.ABC said the club had yet to hear back.”We’re hopeful we get an audience with him and sit down and have a chat,” added Pignata.Perth lost in the A-League grand final last season to Sydney FC in a penalty shootout. They are unbeaten in the current campaign, with one win and two draws from their three games so far. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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  • Cincinnati Open: Ramkumar Ramanathan enters second round

    first_imgRamkumar Ramanathan continued his run of form as he bounced back from a set down and reached the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday.Facing world No. 348 Christopher Eubanks, Ramanathan lost the first set in the tie break but bounced back strongly to defeat the American 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4 in an hour and 48 minutes.The 22-year-old will next face either American Jared Donaldson or 12th seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the second round.Ramanathan made it to the main draw of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati as a ‘lucky loser’ after France’s Gael Monfils pulled out of the tournament with illness.Roger Federer has also pulled out of the event citing back injury due to which Rafael Nadal is set to return to the top spot in the world rankings.In another men’s singles match, American Sam Querrey eased past compatriot Stefan Kozlov 6-3, 6-0 in just 51 minutes to reach Round 2.Ramanathan has been in a healthy form lately — him upsetting world No. 8 Dominic Thiem in Antalya being the biggest highlight.Ramanathan is set to play for India in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs against Canada next month.(With inputs from ANI)last_img read more

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  • Future Electronics has latest RSL10 Sensor Development Kit for IoT from ON Semi

    first_imgFuture Electronics offer their customers the advanced RSL10 Sensor Development Kit for IoT from ON Semiconductor. The RSL10 Sensor Development Kit is a compact and comprehensive platform to easily develop IoT applications with leading sensor technologies and the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth Low Energy SoC. The platform features a full range of sensors including environmental, inertial, a geomagnetic sensor, and an ambient light sensor, and the mobile application (RSL10 Sense and Control) connects to several cloud services (AWS, IBM, Azure, etc.) enabling true end-to-end solution development.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous GrammaTech: best practice guidelines to deliver safe and secure software systemsNext Toposens launches TS3 ultrasonic sensor for cars, ADAS, robotslast_img read more

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  • Mohamed Salah seals the points as Liverpool cruise past Southampton

    first_imgMohamed Salah There had been barely 10 seconds between Van Dijk nodding the ball back to Karius and Alex McCarthy being breached at the other end. The boos marking the Dutchman’s touch were choked and drowned amid the raucous celebrations of those in the away section. “It’s not too complicated,” Klopp said of the ferocity of that counter-attack. “The transition at the start is most important, so that first sprint from Ox, that was very important. Then the pass, that little miss … it was just good.” It deflated the mood in an instant.Briefly, tantalisingly, Southampton had threatened an equaliser with Karius doing well to deny Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and James Ward-Prowse. Yet in what time remained before the break Liverpool merely responded with a spell of pressure, squeezing the conviction from their hosts as they pressed them deeper into retreat. Mané might have flung over a centre in hope from the left but chose instead to retain possession and find his deepest-lying team-mate, Joël Matip. The centre-half, still well inside Southampton territory, slid the ball to Salah on the edge of the area and, under only vague pressure from Oriol Romeu, the Egyptian exchanged passes with Firmino. The Brazilian’s back-heel beyond Jack Stephenswas perfectly placed and paced. Salah collected and converted crisply into the corner for a 29th goal of term.Everything thereafter was a procession, Liverpool passing up opportunities to add a third but the game long since won. They will venture into the Champions League this week confident Porto can be wounded. For Southampton next weekend’s FA Cup tie is a welcome distraction in a troubled campaign. Premier League Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Stuart James at St Mary’s Virgil van Dijk grins in the face of fans’ fury on happy return to Southampton By the end Southampton’s support seemed unsure as to where they should direct their scorn. They had booed Virgil van Dijk throughout his return to the south coast, merely grumbling at Sadio Mané’s incisive contributions, while Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren were heckled during their own late cameos. Yet, as plenty of the home fans flooded forlornly away, it was Mauricio Pellegrino who shivered through the last rites of this latest defeat. The chorus of discontent from those who remained at the final whistle told its own story. Read more Share on WhatsApp Read morecenter_img Reuse this content Share via Email Share on Facebook Liverpool There can be no living with Liverpool on their travels at times, so incisive is their play and slick their passing. Teams near the foot would not normally consider a visit from Jürgen Klopp’s progressive side as an opportunity to instigate a revival. But Southampton’s was still a meek surrender. Swansea had demonstrated last month what can be achieved against this opposition with a blend of resilience and ruthlessness, and yet Pellegrino’s team offered neither. Sloppiness presented their visitors with an early lead and their second-half display amounted to little more than a whimper.That lack of response, even against superior opponents, reflected the fragility of the mood on a day when eye-catching wins by Huddersfield and Newcastle had cast this team into the relegation places. All the positivity generated by that victory at West Bromwich Albion has dissipated. That remains their solitary league success since November which puts talk of a revival – they had actually been unbeaten in six matches in all competitions prior to this game – into proper context. “We had to be braver,” said Pellegrino. “The biggest ‘defeat’ was the way we played the second half, for me. Little by little our confidence dropped.”A glance at the home side’s bench, where there is quality and experience aplenty, might normally offer encouragement that a recovery can be mounted over the last 11 games. But in Southampton’s case it tends to expose under-achievement. They may be one victory from 13th in a congested division but, as a squad, they are surely capable of far better than this. They are a team blunted by Charlie Austin’s injury and, dare it be said, left exposed by Van Dijk’s defection. “Liverpool didn’t have to do much to win easily,” Pellegrino said. “One mistake, one amazing one-two, and that finished the game.”That was brutally honest. His team were dismissed here by a side gearing up for the resumption of the Champions League and now persuasively targeting a top-two finish. Liverpool have scored 34 away goals this season, more than 11 top-flight teams have managed in total, with the energy and precision of Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino utterly irresistible. This team are equally adept at flooding forward on the counter-attack or pinning opponents so deep that they eventually crack. Their first-half goals reflected both skills, even if each benefited from jittery Southampton defending.Wesley Hoedt endured life as the fall guy. He and Mario Lemina had already almost contrived to liberate Firmino beyond their own back-line when, six minutes in, Loris Karius bowled the ball out to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right flank for the midfielder to sprint and bend a pass upfield towards Salah. The delivery was ambitious but Hoedt fluffed his attempted interception and duly presented the Egyptian with space in which to charge. Cedric Soares tore across in a vain attempt to intercept, but Salah kept his head and merely squared for Firmino, one of two team-mates who had arrived untracked at his side, to convert. match reports Matt Ritchie gives Newcastle welcome victory over Manchester United Southampton Share on Twitter Topicslast_img read more

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  • FIFA 19 Flashback Riyad Mahrez SBC

    first_imgThe 2015-16 Premier League season was a magical time. We all became believers as the country watched in awe as Leicester City beat the 5000/1 odds and lifted the Premier League trophy. One of the stars that season was Riyad Mahrez who appeared to be magical himself at times with his beautiful ball control and powerful shot.EA Sports have decided to pay tribute to that season by giving the Algerian a Flashback card relating to his 93-rated TOTS in FIFA 16. His new FIFA 19 card has the same overall rating, making it his best card in the game with 93 pace, 94 dribbling, 92 shooting, 93 passing and 80 physicality. Some of his in-game stats are outrageous, too, like his 96 acceleration, 94 long shots, 95 curve and his 99 agility. All that as well as five-star skills and a four-star weak foot makes this Mahrez card extremely strong so Goal is here to help with the Squad Building Challenges.Flashback Riyad MahrezFlashback Riyad Mahrez 1 – Leicester CityRequirements: Minimum number of Leicester players: 1, minimum number of informs: 2, minimum squad rating of 84, minimum team chemistry: 75, numbers of players in the squad: 11. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘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? Solution : Kasper Schmeichel (2,800), Team of the Season Lee Yong (19,750), inform Kang Min Soo (11,250), Andreas Christensen (1,200), inform Kim Min Woo (11,250), Thorgan Hazard (1,500), Axel Witsel (9,400), Javi Martinez (5,300), Yann Sommer (1,900), Thomas Muller (19,000), Andrej Kramaric (1,800) (85,150 coins total). Rewards : One mega pack which is worth 35,000 coins.Flashback Riyad Mahrez 2 – Premier LeagueRequirements:  Minimum number of Premier League players: 1, minimum number of informs or TOTS cards: 2, minimum squad rating of 86, minimum team chemistry: 60, numbers of players in the squad: 11.Solution : Iker Casillas (2,000), TOTS Robert Skov (45,000), Kepa (2,700), Felipe (1,500), Jardel (1,300), Fabinho (12,000), Danilo Pereira (1,800), Pizzi (2,000), TOTS Viktor Tsygankov (47,000), Bruno Fernandes (3,700), Jonas (4,100) (123,100 coins total).Rewards : One rare mega pack which is worth 55,000 coins.Flashback Riyad Mahrez 3 – 86-Rated SquadRequirements : Minimum number of informs or TOTS cards: 2, minimum squad rating of 86, minimum team chemistry: 60, numbers of players in the squad: 11.Solution : Bernd Leno (2,700), TOTS Robert Skov (45,000), Andreas Christensen (1,200), Sokratis (4,900), TOTS Viktor Tsygankov (47,000), Hakim Ziyech (2,000), Danilo Pereira (1,800), William Carvalho (3,900), Pizzi (2,000), Bruno Fernandes (3,700), Jonas (4,100)​ (118,100 coins total).​Rewards : One rare players pack which is worth 50,000 coins.Flashback Riyad Mahrez 4 – 88-Rated SquadRequirements : Minimum squad rating of 88, minimum team chemistry: 60, numbers of players in the squad: 11.Solution : Iker Casillas (2,000), Lucas Leiva (1,500), Felipe (1,500), TOTS Varela (24,750), TOTS Vierinha (37,000), Danilo Pereira (1,800), TOTS Robert Skov (45,000), Pizzi (2,000), Bruno Fernandes (3,700), TOTS Viktor Tsygankov (47,000) TOTS Eran Zahavi (51,000) (214,250 coins total).Rewards : One prime gold players pack which is worth 45,000 coins.last_img read more

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  • LSXO: The Hidden Restaurant within California Eatery Bluegold

    first_img The Ultimate Las Vegas Bachelor Party Guide for Grown-Ups Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other Editors’ Recommendations We’ve all heard of speakeasies, but what about a hidden restaurant within a restaurant? Would that be an eateasy? No matter what it’s called, it’s pretty awesome and Huntington Beach’s Bluegold is an incredible restaurant, but it’s harboring a secret.Behind an easy-to-miss door is a whole different world: LSXO. Hidden within the cheery, Beach Boys’ version of California is this intimate 28-seat restaurant that looks like you’ve walked across the Pacific straight into a side street in Vietnam. District 1 in Saigon, specifically. Purposefully exposed walls clash beautifully with the rich draperies and mirrored cabinets of curiosities and antiques. The dark, seemingly turn-of-the-century wallpaper looks like it’s been graffitied over the years with butterflies and machine guns. LSXO feels like the perfect setting for assignations and secret deals. Or for a fun date night.As for the main restaurant, Bluegold is California at its absolute best. The 235-seat dining room beautifully showcases the pristine Golden Coast beach. The room is surprising bright and airy for all the exposed beams, heavy wooden doors and steel accents artfully inspired by the state’s famous Spanish missions. The large open bar, perfect for sunset cocktails, anchors the room. They offer an impressive wine list courtesy of sommelier Scott Young, as well as movie-inspired cocktails like the Vincent Vega (bourbon, Orgeat, China China, and Bitters) thanks to Beverage Director David Keenan.In keeping with the theme, Executive Chef and COO Tin Vuong has created a menu to showcase California’s bounty, using a variety of cooking techniques on display from the dining room: steam kettles, charcoal grills, and wood-fired ovens. The farm-to-table concept offers everything from a raw bar to oven-fired pizzas (definitely try the milk rolls if you’re there for brunch) made of seasonal, regional ingredients, there’s something for everyone. Including a little mystery…Also headed up by Chef Tin Vuong, the two restaurants share a kitchen, but not a menu. For LXSO, Chef Vuong delved deeply into Vietnam’s rich culinary history that he remembers eating growing up here in California. “LSXO offers straight-up, honest, home-style Vietnamese cuisine—the type of food I grew up eating with my grandparents in the San Gabriel Valley.”He created incredible dishes like the Foie Gras and Pho Spiced Oxtail Torchon, with pickled shallots and baby onion bulbs and the ‘Bo Ne’ Saigon Steak and Eggs with pate butter sauce, served with a baguette. There’s a hint of Chinese influence and some borrowed favorites from Vuong’s other restaurant, Little Sister, like the Salt and Pepper Lobster and Imperial Rolls.You can also have afternoon tea at LSXO. You can pair your Hong Kong-style Milk Tea or Masala Chai with open-faced sandwiches of chicken salad, roast beef, smoked salmon, and ham and egg, or classic French pastries (Vietnam was a French colony from 1887 to 1954) like macaroons, éclairs and Crème Brulée.Keenan and Young also developed the bar menu for LSXO, creating cocktails that complement the decor and food. Like the Jin and Julius, gin, Aperol, kaffir lime dust, and coconut foam. Or try the Hattori Hanzo: Japanese whisky, lemon, macha green tea, pear liqueur, and egg white. Because when you’ve travelled all the way to Saigon’s China Town, why not indulge in every foreign, exciting flavor you can?Bluegold and LSXO are two new offerings from Blackhouse Hospitality, already famed for Steak and Whiskey, Chef Vuong’s other foray with the group. Keep an eye on these guys– with inventive food from incredible chefs and creative restaurants, there’s no telling what’s next.In the meantime, after your sundowner cocktails at Bluegold, impress all your friends as you lead them through LSXO’s innocuous door to a culinary adventure you won’t soon forget. London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play Applast_img read more

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  • Province Recognizes Longserving Police Officers

    first_imgNova Scotia’s streets are safer and communities are stronger because of the dedicated men and women who serve as police officers across the province. Their continuing commitment to helping make life better for families was recognized today, Sept. 25, by Justice Minister and Attorney General Ross Landry. Mr. Landry presented 56 deserving police officers with Nova Scotia Police Long Service Awards. “Whether they’re enforcing speed limits in school zones to help keep students safe or helping prevent crime by being visible in our communities, our police force is always respectful and professional in their work,” said Mr. Landry. “Law enforcement is one of the most challenging yet honourable and rewarding professions out there. I thank these officers for their many years of dedicated service keeping our communities safe.” The provincial award program recognizes police officers who have served in the province for 15 and 25 consecutive years. This is the fifth year for the program. A list of the recipients is available at www.gov.ns.ca/just/Policing_Services/long_service_award.asp .last_img read more

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  • Photos FHMs Sexiest Woman In The UK Says No To Fur

    first_imgDressed in a short red dress and a Santa hat, former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan braved the December chill on Wednesday morning, when she joined a group of PETA members next to the Covent Garden Christmas tree with a sign reading, “Keep It Fur-Free Under the Xmas Tree”, to encourage consumers to leave fur off their holiday shopping lists.Helen Flanagan Says No To Fur This ChristmasCredit/Copyright: PETA UK“Fur is cruel and gruesome, and it belongs squarely in Christmas’ past”, says Flanagan, who was named FHM’s “Sexiest Woman in the UK” this year. “With all the wonderful stylish, fur-free designs available today, it’s never been easier to celebrate with Christmas gifts that are as kind as they are chic.”Helen Flanagan Goes Fur-Free This ChristmasCredit/Copyright: PETA UKlast_img read more

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  • Coast Guard Most fuel spilled from tank farm unrecoverable

    first_imgLess than 20 per cent of a 461,000-gallon (1.7-million-litre) gasoline spill in Texas during Hurricane Harvey was recovered by the company responsible, while the rest evaporated or soaked into the ground, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Thursday.Only a minor amount of the spill appeared to have escaped past containment berms at the Magellan Midstream Partners storage tank farm in the Houston suburb of Galena Park, said Coast Guard Lt. Commander Jarod Toczko. It’s the largest spill reported to date from the storm that made landfall in Texas last month.The Oklahoma-based company reported recovering about 2,000 barrels, or 84,000 gallons (320,000 litres), of gasoline in the days after the Aug. 31 spill, Toczko said. It’s unknown how much of the fuel evaporated and how much seeped into the ground.“We know how much spilled, but it’s difficult to say the exact amount evaporated,” he said.Gasoline is more volatile than oil, meaning it evaporates more quickly after it’s spilled. It’s also more likely to catch fire and can more rapidly penetrate the soil and potentially contaminate groundwater.Magellan spokesman Bruce Heine says a cleanup of contaminated soil at the company’s facility should be completed within a few weeks. He estimated that less than five gallons (19 litres) of fuel reached a small waterway adjacent to the company’s property that drains into the Houston Ship Channel. The rest was contained onsite.“Although we do not have an estimate of the total volume of soil that we will remove and replace at this time, the project will comply with all laws and regulations,” Heine said.State officials were not aware of any health concerns from the spill, according to Texas Commission of Environmental Quality spokeswoman Andrea Morrow.Environmentalists have criticized the official response to the accident, including not notifying the public more quickly about the scale of the spill.Magellan reported the total volume to federal officials on Sept 5. A day later, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official told The Associated Press that the spill was a “2,500-gallon fuel oil spill at the Houston Magellan facility.”The volume was not publicly reported until Sept. 11, in a story by the AP. The EPA said in a statement this week it “provided “the best information it had at the time” when it used the lower figure.The AP has identified at least 34 above ground fuel storage tanks and tank batteries that failed during Harvey and released more than 600,000 gallons (2.2 million litres) combined of crude oil, gasoline and other chemicals.Two storage tanks failed in the Magellan case. Initial indications suggested the massive tanks floated off their foundations as floodwaters swamped the company’s tank farm, Toczko said. That’s what happened at tank farms in Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina, when numerous storage tank failures spilled millions of gallons of fuel into floodwaters.Magellan has said only that the spill was “related to flooding associated with the hurricane.” Heine said Thursday that the cause remained under investigation.___Follow Matthew Brown on Twitter at www.twitter.com/matthewbrownap___HURRICANE NEWSLETTER — Get the best of the AP’s all-formats reporting on Irma and Harvey in your inbox: http://apne.ws/ahYQGtb .last_img read more

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  • Police reject US allegations

    However, the report says there were credible reports that police and security forces tortured and abused citizens. The Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) allows for confessions from torture to be admitted as evidence. (Colombo Gazette)CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO The police have rejected allegations of torture of detainees raised in a US human rights report released by the State Department.Acting police spokesman Priyashantha Jayakody said that the police undergo training in maintaining human rights when carrying out their duties. An annual human rights report released by the US State Department has slammed the police in Sri Lanka for alleged torture and abuse of people while in detention.The Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2012 states that in Sri Lanka the law makes torture a punishable offense and mandates a sentence of not less than seven years’ and not more than 10 years’ imprisonment. “There have not been such reports in recent times,” the police spokesman said. He said that if such alleged incidents of torture or abuse of detainees does take place then complaints can be lodged with the Human Rights Commission or raised in Court. read more

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  • Many Ontarians still without power

    Eastern Canada continues to deal with winter weather woes. 6,800 people in Quebec and about 12,000 in New Brunswick are without power.25,000 others in Ontario are still in the dark. Of those, over 15,000 are customers of Toronto Hydro. It’s been six days since the ice storm, and crews continue to work around the clock to restore hydro. A break from cold temperatures has allowed them to cover a lot of ground today, but the changing weather also comes with complications.Most of Hamilton has had power back since yesterday, but it’s been a much bigger job in Toronto. With a cold snap expected tomorrow night, trees that were weakened by the storm will once again be at risk of snapping, and coming down on recently repaired hydro lines. Before crews can deal with the possibility of further outages, they are trying to address customers who are still without power, some of whom who have been in the dark for 6 or more days.Despite the possibility that more customers could lose power, the CEO of Toronto Hydro is optimistic.Anthony Haines says, “This is the first time in 7 days I have been able to stand here and say I can see the end line now. It’s right there. I can see it coming.”With temperatures dropping to -8 degrees tomorrow night, residents across the Greater Toronto- Hamilton area are bracing for round two. read more

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  • UN urges continued vigilance of locust threat to western Africa

    “Countries in West and North-West Africa have made great efforts in controlling the swarms coming out from the Sahel (Sahara border region), but only in March-April 2005 will it be possible to have clear indications on what scale breeding will occur and on what scale the Sahel will be reinvaded in summer,” United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in its latest locust update. In North-West Africa, Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania continued intensive control operations against immature swarms during December while late forming swarms from summer breeding in the Sahel reinvaded parts of southeastern Mauritania and eastern Senegal, the agency noted. Some of these swarms continued south into Gambia and southern Senegal, reaching central Guinea Bissau and probably northern Guinea. The swarms in Guinea Bissau have caused great concern there. About 880,000 hectares were treated from the air and on the ground in West and North-West Africa during December, compared to 2.2 million in November. The total area treated since the beginning of the upsurge in October 2003 has now reached 12 million hectares, FAO said.At the height last summer’s breeding season, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the crisis was potentially worse than the last plague of 1987-89, with some experts warning of famine and death in rural areas. The 1987-89 plague cost the international community $300 million to eventually bring under control. read more

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  • CN has revenue growth pipeline from potash urea and coal projects says

    AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Sep 17, 2012 4:37 pm MDT CN has revenue growth pipeline from potash, urea and coal projects, says analyst MONTREAL – Canadian National Railway has a pipeline of strong growth opportunities over the coming years that should add hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenues from carrying potash, gas-based urea and coal, an industry analyst said Monday.Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Capital Markets said Canpotex’s option to build a new potash export terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C., got a shot in the arm from a recent favourable report from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.It concluded that the project won’t likely cause significant adverse environmental effects and said proposed measures could mitigate those problems.The agency is inviting public comments until Oct. 5, but Poirier said the federal Environment Minister could give his approval by year-end.Poirier said the terminal could generate about $500 million a year in additional revenues for the Montreal-based railway (TSX:CNR) which is the exclusive railroad serving the port and help it capture half the potash market by 2016.Canpotex markets fertilizer abroad on behalf of the three biggest Saskatchewan producers: Potash Corp. (TSX:POT), Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU) and the American potash producer Mosaic Co. (NYSE:MOS).The consortium plans to spend about $800 million to increase its capacity at Prince Rupert to 11.5 million tonnes per year by 2020. Poirier estimates CN’s rail costs would be less than $100 million.The agency report highlighted that Prince Rupert, the north coast of B.C., is the closest to Asian markets, which would translate into lower operating costs, transit times and emissions than alternatives in Vancouver, Cherry Point, Wash., and Portland, Ore.Indian fertilizer company IFFCO also recently selected the Becancour Waterfront Industrial Park in Quebec to establish a $1.2 billion gas-based urea plant that would use CN’s network to serve customers in the U.S. Midwest.Construction of the fertilizer co-operative’s fifth ammonia urea plant in the world and first in North America is expected to take about 18 months and be operational in about five years. Shipped volumes weren’t immediately known but the facility would have a capacity of 1.3 million tonnes per year.Railway service to the port was one of the reasons Becancour was selected after IFFCO considered 50 other locations. It also has a year-round deepwater port and access to natural gas supply.Poirier said CN also has opportunities related to coal mining in northern British Columbia and Alberta. Coalspur Mines decision to export thermal coal from Alberta through Port Rupert could net CN $277 million of annual revenue, up from $200 million a year, he wrote.It could reap the benefits from a potential International Longshoremen’s Association strike scheduled for the end of September. A strike would likely divert traffic to Vancouver and Prince Rupert in the west and Halifax and Montreal in the east.CN would be less affected than rival Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) by lower water levels at the Port of Montreal that would reduce freight volumes.“We believe the market could take a more constructive view on CN in light of the company’s impressive growth opportunities and strong outlook for 2012,” he wrote in a report. He has a buy rating with a target price of C$96 per share.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, CN’s shares closed up two cents at $90.99 in Monday trading. read more

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  • Why did you shoot me Grandad Last question of boy six killed

    The .22 air rifle – which shot and killed Stanley – was purchased for £90 by Grannon five years ago after he responded to an advert in a local newspaper.Grannon upgraded it by adjusting a spring mechanism which made it more powerful and meant it needed a licence.He told police the reason he had not applied for a certificate was because he knew he wouldn’t be granted one due to the limited use of his right arm as a result of an accident some years ago.Grannon pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Stanley and the possession of a firearm without a certificate last month.He was jailed for three years at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday. He was also given four months for possession of a firearm without a certificate which will run concurrently. Stanley’s mother Jenny Dees said Grannon, her grandfather, was “once respected in the family” but claimed he had not shown any remorse in the 11 months since the fatal shooting.She added: “Not once did he say sorry. Now, if he did it would be meaningless – and too little too late.”Stanley’s devastated father Andrew Metcalf also took to the stand and said: “On the 26th of July our little world came crashing down. Mother Jenny Dees and father Andrew Metcalf Mother Jenny Dees (left) and father Andrew Metcalf holding a photograph of their son after making a statement to media outside Sheffield Crown CourtCredit:Danny Lawson/PA Wire Stanley with his mother, Jenny Mother Jenny Dees (left) and father Andrew Metcalf holding a photograph of Stanley Metcalf, after making a statement to media outside Sheffield Crown Court Police tape around the scene in Church Lane, Sproatley, Hull, where the shooting took place “Tragically, this happened when the family had gathered at your home to mark the 15th anniversary of the death of your son, Andrew.”July 26 this year will mark the anniversary of two deaths instead of one.”No sentence I impose can bring Stanley back. No sentence I impose can undo what you have done and heal the rifts in your family.”In all circumstances, what you did was obviously a very dangerous thing to do. Why on earth did you do it?”I have read your statement and I readily accept that your remorse for what you did to your great-grandson is genuine and profound, although you have not succeeded in conveying that to your granddaughter and her family.”‘Our world has changed forever’During the hearing, in an emotional victim impact statement, Stanley’s mother Jenny Dees said: “Our whole word has changed forever.”It is unbearable, we struggle to live, to eat and breathe. Nothing will make this better, our hearts are totally broken. “The pain in my heart is unbearable, I cry and cry, and sometimes I think I am not going to stop.”The only reason I’m still here is because of (Stanley’s twin sister) Elsie. Life is so hard to carry on with. Everything seems so pointless. Our family is broken beyond repair.” Albert Grannon, seen leaving Hull Crown Court on June 10Credit:SWNS Prosecuting, John Elvidge QC said: “The crown is not suggesting the defendant deliberately killed his great-grandson, but by firing the rifle in close proximity to Stanley he was grossly negligent.”Mitigating, Paul Genney told the court: “These are my instructions – he held the rifle and squeezed the trigger to see if it was loaded whilst pointing the rifle at the child but, of course, not deliberately.”Mr Genney said Grannon was “particularly concerned” about the issue of remorse. He told the court: “He instructs me he has been reluctant to communicate with the parents and the mother because in the early stages of the ongoing police investigation he was told that would be an inappropriate thing to do, probably wrongly.”Mr Genney added Grannon feels remorse and “blames himself totally” and said the “irretrievable division between the family has compounded the tragedy”. Albert Grannon, seen leaving Hull Crown Court on June 10 How did a great-grandfather shoot dead his great-grandson?Stanley Metcalf had attended the family gathering with his twin sister Elsie, mother and grandmother at Grannon’s home in the village of Sproatley near Hull, East Yorkshire, when the incident happened.The boy was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary with serious injuries after the pellet made a hole in his abdomen, but tragically died after resuscitation was stopped just before 5.30pm.Stanley had asked to see Grannon’s gun which he was in the habit of keeping loaded while stored in a cupboard, the court was told.The youngster’s mother, Jenny Dees heard a loud bang and ran into the kitchen where she saw Stanley bent over clasping his stomach.He was then carried outside by Miss Dees who initially thought he was play acting but she lifted his top to see a small hole the size of a 5p piece in the left side of his abdomen.Retired shipbuilder Grannon accompanied Stanley in the ambulance, where the youngster went into cardiac arrest on the way to hospital before he died two hours later. Mother Jenny Dees and father Andrew MetcalfCredit:Danny Lawson/PA Sentencing Grannon, the judge, Mr Justice Lavender said: “You ended a young life and you brought lifelong grief and misery to his parents and to the whole family. Paramedics described Grannon, known as Grandad Sam within the family, as “extremely upset” and “shell-shocked”.A post-mortem found Stanley died as a result of a “single penetrating injury to his abdomen”, which damaged his bowel and a major artery in his pelvis, causing massive blood loss. Stanley with his mother, JennyCredit:Facebook Police tape around the scene in Church Lane, Sproatley, Hull, where the shooting took placeCredit:South West News Service “Stanley, my son and best friend, had his life taken away. Every morning and every night I go into Stanley’s room and still tell him ‘you’re my best friend and I love you’.”There’s no reply, and kissing his pillow is not quite the same as kissing your son goodnight.”The last question Stanley asked was, ‘Grandad, why did you shoot me?’. So I’d like to ask the same. Sam – why you take my little boy away?” The last question six-year-old Stanley Metcalf asked was “Why did you shoot me, Grandad?”His great-grandfather, Albert Grannon, 78, had discharged a single shot from an unlicensed weapon, making a hole the size of a 5p piece in Stanley’s belly as he stood only a few feet away.On Tuesday, the pensioner was jailed for three years after admitting manslaughter at Sheffield Crown Court. Grannon first told police the pellet must have ricocheted as he checked the weapon at his home in Sproatley, East Yorkshire, last year.But expert analysis showed the shot went directly into the abdomen of his football-mad great-grandson Stanley on July 26, the court heard.The fatal shooting took place at a family gathering held to mark the 15th anniversary of the death of Grannon’s son, Andrew Grannon, and the incident has driven a wedge through the family.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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  • EHF EURO 2014 is over for Noddesbo and Atlason

    Two famous players and experienced members of their teams in the last years are replaced before the Main Round battles and for them is EHF EURO 2014 over. F.C Barcelona’s line-player Jesper Noddesbo is replaced by left wing Anders Eggert, who is recovered from the injury and ready to help his team-mates on the golden way. Iceland also made a substitution. Experienced left back Arnor Atlason is out and on his place is coming Arnor Thor Gunnarson, right wing from German Bergischer HC.Furthermore Macedonian line-player Nikola Markoski is out and replaced by centre back Nemanja Pribak from RK Vardar Skopje. ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2014 TOPSCORERS: Lazarov to defend the title? Next Story → VIDEO: Lekai Mate goooal Arnor AtlasonDenmark HandballEHF EURO 2014Handball EURO 2014handball replacementJesper Noddesbo read more

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  • No winner in opener of Danish PlayOff final

    ← Previous Story Tears of Jesper Noddesbo: Don’t cry for me Barca, I will for you Next Story → Draw for TWG 2017 held in Wroclaw last weekend The first match of the Danish Play-Off final ended without winner. Skjern continued their run to the double crown by playing 26:26 (14:11) in away match in Aalborg.The second match is on the schedule on Sunday in Skjern.Aalborg – Skjern 26-26 (14-11)Aalborg: Patrick Wiesmach 8, Sander Sagosen 8, Buster Juul 5, Janus Smarason 4, Martin Larsen 1Skjern: Lasse Mikkelsen 9, Kasper Sondergaard 5, Markus Olsson 4, Bjarte Myrhol 3, Rene Rasmussen 3, Daniel Svensson 2 read more

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  • This is their opportunity Irelands fringe players handed chance to impress against

    first_img Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO By Ben Blake Mar 28th 2017, 7:30 AM “Seamus will be very hard to replace,” the Ireland manager said. “He’s one of the best full-backs in Europe and he’s been inspirational — particularly since he has taken over as captain. He’s been terrific.“Cyrus Christie is a very talented player — very strong going forward — and it’s really up to him. I think he is capable of making that step and he’s done very well when he played for us before.”Brady has been handed the captain’s armband with Coleman missing, and the Burnley man is proud to act as stand-in skipper for the night.It will be a dream come true for me,” he said. “I’m looking forward to leading the lads out and hopefully putting on a good performance.“I’ve only captained at underage internationally before. That would have been the last time.“But I’ve played under some great captains, and I’ve previously played under a great captain in Seamus Coleman. So I’ll lead the team out and hopefully lead as best I can.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Daryl Horgan heads the ball during yesterday’s training session. The best way to try and impress is to go out there and do it on the international stage.”Tonight’s opponents have shaken off their ‘minnows’ tag in recent years and currently sit one place above Ireland as the 23rd-ranked nation in the world, according to Fifa.After qualifying for their first-ever major tournament last summer, Iceland caused a shock by finishing ahead of eventual winners Portugal and Austria in Group F before sending England packing in the last-16.They went out at the quarter-final stage to hosts France but have continued the impressive form in the current World Cup qualifying campaign. With three wins, one draw and a defeat, Heimir Hallgrímsson’s side sit second in Group I — behind Croatia and ahead of Ukraine, Turkey, Finland and newcomers Kosovo.“The friendly games still have an importance in terms of your positioning,” added O’Neill. “Some international teams don’t play friendly matches at all in case they lose the games and their co-efficient drops.“We’ve taken this game on — we taken some on in the summertime before we play Austria too — and they are tough challenges for us.“Iceland were brilliant at the Euros, they won on Friday night and they will present us with a few problems.“I’m hoping the lads that start in the game and the others who come on will stake a claim for future international matches.” The Iceland players celebrate beating England at Euro 2016. Source: Jonathan BradyWith Coleman sidelined for several months at least, Cyrus Christie will slot into the right full-back and O’Neill has confidence in the Derby County defender’s ability. ‘This is their opportunity’ – Ireland’s fringe players handed chance to impress against Iceland The Boys in Green welcome one of Euro 2016′s surprise packages to Dublin for a friendly tonight. Daryl Horgan heads the ball during yesterday’s training session. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Follow us: the42.ie 21 Comments center_img https://the42.ie/3309225 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article THEIR SQUAD MAY be severely depleted, but Ireland return to the Aviva Stadium this evening for the visit of Iceland (7.45pm).Manager Martin O’Neill was already down nine players before the events of Friday night.Since that 0-0 draw with Wales, skipper Seamus Coleman has been ruled out for the foreseeable future with a double leg-break, while Everton club mate James McCarthy has left the group after failing to shake off his hamstring problems.Robbie Brady returns to captain the side after completing his one-match suspension and Stephen Gleeson of Birmingham City has been called up, but with Sunderland defender John O’Shea and Stoke pair Jon Walters and Glenn Whelan gone back to their clubs, it leaves a panel of 22 for tonight’s friendly.Among them is an uncapped quartet — Preston North End duo Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle (formerly of Dundalk), as well as Brentford defender John Egan and Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane.And while O’Neill is unlikely to start all four, you can expect to see most, if not all, play some part. Left to right: John Egan, Callum O’Dowda and Conor Hourihane. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOIt’s also a chance for squad players such as Keiren Westwood, Alex Pearce, Eunan O’Kane, Callum O’Dowda, Jonny Hayes and Kevin Doyle to earn another cap.“This is their opportunity,” O’Neill said yesterday. “It’s an international game of some standing and it’s up to them. 14,139 Views Share3 Tweet Email Short URL A momentous night for LOI alumni and more Ireland-Iceland talking pointsO’Neill hints at handing debuts to uncapped quartet as Brady named stand-in captain for Iceland friendlyShane Long talked Seamus Coleman through broken leg with pregnancy breathing techniques Tuesday 28 Mar 2017, 7:30 AMlast_img read more

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