first_imgHailakandi (Assam): The Hailakandi district administration has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC in the entire district, Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli said on Tuesday. The decision was made following reports that some elements and groups are trying to disturb the peace in the district, Jalli said. The deputy commissioner’s order banned assembly of five or more persons in public places, carrying of weapons or fire arms, holding public meetings or rally until the order is withdrawn.last_img read more

first_imgBERLIN – A Russian-Canadian member of the protest group Pussy Riot is being treated in Berlin after falling severely ill, with fellow activists alleging he was poisoned.Pyotr Verzilov was flown to the German capital late Saturday.Verzilov was first hospitalized in Moscow on Tuesday and had remained in intensive care, Pussy Riot members said this week.Maria Alekhina, a member of the group, told The Associated Press that he regained consciousness Friday.Verzilov, his partner Veronika Nikulshina and two other Pussy Riot members served 15-day jail sentences for running onto field in Moscow where soccer’s World Cup final was being played in July.A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the ministry is monitoring the situation closely.“Canada is concerned by the situation of Canadian citizen Pyotr Verzilov,” Adam Austen said Sunday in an email.“Minister Freeland has spoken to his family. And officials stand ready to provide consular assistance to Mr. Verzilov and his family,” Austen said.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said consular officials are “engaged with this situation,” but that it was too early to draw conclusions about how Verzilov had fallen ill.A spokesman for the prime minister said Sunday that Trudeau’s position remained unchanged.last_img read more

first_imgHong Kong: Across much of Britain’s former Asian colonies, many are greeting the UK’s impending departure from the European Union with a mixture of bafflement, apathy, amusement — and a touch of schadenfreude. Britain long justified imperial subjugation by arguing Rule Britannia brought order, stability and shared prosperity — even after its retreat from colonialism birthed a host of troubled new nations still saddled with historical grievances and legacies to this day. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USNow Brits face a chaos and internal division of their own making, alongside potential isolation and years of economic hardship — particularly if the UK crashes out with no deal on April 12. “I was born and brought up in this British colony called Hong Kong and used to think that the Brits were a very sensible people,” remarked Claudia Mo, a pro-democracy lawmaker in the financial hub. “I’ve been watching Brexit process as a former colonial person and it’s almost like a farce, it’s sadly funny, sadly amusing. I’m baffled as to why and how things got to where they are now. To outsiders it’s almost unthinkable,” she told AFP. Mo, 62, came of age politically during a turbulent period for her birthplace sparked by Britain’s colonial legacy — the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsUnlike Brexit, Hong Kongers had no say in their future and many were desperate to obtain British passports in case the handover unleashed chaos. Many youngsters, Mo said, are still looking for opportunities overseas given Beijing’s increasingly authoritarian grip, but they may be less inclined to opt for Britain. “I think their first choices here are more likely Australia and Canada,” she remarked. In India, Sreeram Chaulia, dean of the Jindal School of International Affairs, said many regard Brexit as the latest chapter in what has been a “sharp decline in the place Britain commands as a great power”. “They are not a gold standard to look up to,” he said. “We get a feeling of a sinking ship and everybody wants to leave a sinking ship.” India’s economy is set to overtake the UK’s later this year. “The UK will then become a middle power. It is like a reversal of scale,” he noted. Students at Bangladesh’s Dhaka University offered mixed views on what Brexit might mean. Syed Tahsin said he hoped the relationship between the two countries might be “more positive than ever before” given Britain has vowed to strengthen bridges with Commonwealth countries. But others fretted that the anti-immigrant sentiment which fuelled the leave vote would make Britain less welcoming to overseas visitors and the Bangladeshi community already there. “Brexit itself is a policy of white supremacists,” lamented student Aishwarya Proma, adding she feared it will “just push more… immigrants (to) go back to their countries.” While Brits and Europeans may have been engrossed by the unceasing weekly drama of Brexit, many further afield admitted that they were more preoccupied by local issues. “The Brexit issue and the wider conversations about democracy seem far removed from daily life in Sri Lanka, where we are all consumed with our own dysfunctional politics,” Dharisha Bastians, chief editor of the Sunday Observer newspaper, told AFP. Nationalist Sri Lankan legislator Udaya Gammanpila regarded that disinterest as a good sign. “We are no longer preoccupied with British politics. We are slowly getting over our colonial mentality,” he said. Given its cultural and linguistic links, Australians have followed the Brexit drama perhaps more closely than any other former colony. Nick Miller, Europe correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers, noted there was “immediate interest” from readers. “The sight of a country deliberately throwing away a close, mutually beneficial partnership, wilfully damaging its economy and influence on a point of cultural principle, was a surprise,” he wrote.last_img read more

2 April 2007Although there have been fewer outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus this year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that the disease continues to spread to new areas in countries where it has not been contained, threatening the lives of those working around poultry and hurting farm economies. Although there have been fewer outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza virus this year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that the disease continues to spread to new areas in countries where it has not been contained, threatening the lives of those working around poultry and hurting farm economies.Worldwide, “there have been fewer cases of the disease this year than last year at the same time, indicating that there is a reduction in overall viral load,” said Joseph Domenech, Chief Veterinanry Officer of the FAO.Last year, 53 countries reported H5N1 outbreaks while this year, only 17 countries have been affected.Dr. Domenech said that surveillance and reporting of the virus has improved, and also he noted that the presence of H5N1 in wild birds is less this year. Last year, avian flu was believed largely to have been transmitted through the migration of contaminated birds.This season, the poultry trade is seen as main route by which the disease spreads, and the greatest threat the virus poses is that every instance a person contracts H5N1 from poultry offers a new possibility for mutation into a form which could spread rapidly between people.“The risk of a pandemic will be with us for the foreseeable future,” Dr. Domenech said. “This situation is a constant call to increase global efforts to contain this disease before it has an opportunity to mutate into a form that can threaten the world with a human pandemic.”Although Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam have been generally successful in controlling the virus, FAO experts say that Egypt, Indonesia and Nigeria have not been able to contain it, making them reservoirs of the disease for possible introduction to other countries.In Egpyt, 24 human cases of the virus have been reported since mid-February, of which 13 were fatal. Outbreaks have occurred on four commercial farms and 13 cases originated in backyard poultry farms since the beginning of last month.The country has been hindered in curbing the disease for several reasons, including the lack compensation for farmers who lose poultry due to culling. Egypt is currently revising its plan for controlling the disease with the help of FAO and other international partners.Since the avian flu first surfaced in 2003, Indonesia has seen the highest death toll of any country, with 66 fatalities out of 171 worldwide. Only three of the 33 Indonesian provinces are bird flu free, and the virus remains endemic in Java, Sumatra, Bali and South Sulawesi, according to FAO. Disease surveillance is being bolstered by FAO’s village-based Participatory Disease Surveillance system now functional in 130 of the 444 districts in the country, but more comprehensive information on nationwide outbreaks will remain spotty until surveillance coverage is increased.Containing the disease in Indonesia has been hampered by its large size and geography with 17,000 islands spread over three time zones, a weak national veterinary service and insufficient global and national financing of prevention and control.In Nigeria, authorities have not been able to control the movement of poultry and poultry products in infected areas, causing the disease to spread in many parts of the country.FAO also cautions of the spread of H5N1 to new countries. Last month, the virus was detected in Bangladesh for the first time, and the agency said that this is not a surprising development since the disease is circulating in the wider region and transmission by contaminated migrating birds cannot be rule out. read more

MONTREAL — Air Canada chief executive Calin Rovinescu is the new chairman of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) board of governors, a trade association representing some 240 airlines.Rovinescu’s term is for one year, effective immediately.He succeeds Delta Air Lines chief executive Richard Anderson whose term expired at the end of IATA’s annual meeting and world air transport summit in Doha, Qatar.Rovinescu joined Air Canada in 2000 and was chief restructuring officer during the airline’s 2003-2004 restructuring before leaving to help found Genuity Capital Markets.He was named chief executive of the airline in 2009.The IATA helps formulate industry policy on aviation issues. read more

by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Sep 12, 2013 2:16 pm MDT Higher tax revenues, less spending lowers budget deficit 35 per cent through August AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The U.S. government posted a narrower budget deficit in August compared with a year ago, keeping the annual gap on track to be the smallest in five years.The Treasury Department says the deficit in August was $147.9 billion, down from $191 billion in August 2012. That brings the budget gap to $755 billion for the first 11 months of the budget year, down 35 per cent from nearly $1.2 trillion a year earlier.The government is likely to post a surplus in September, lowering the full-year deficit to $642 billion, the Congressional Budget Office forecasts. That would be the first deficit below $1 trillion in five years.Steady economic growth and higher tax rates boosted the government’s revenue 4 per cent in August, while spending was 10 per cent lower. read more

Ohio State’s women’s volleyball starting lineup stands together prior to the game against No. 5 Minnesota on Oct. 18. Credit: Rebecca Farage | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team wrapped up the non-conference portion of its season this weekend at the Flyer Invitational in Dayton, Ohio. The team defeated Evansville to begin invitational play, but fell to Tennessee and Dayton on Saturday.In Friday’s four-set win over Evansville (6-7), the Buckeyes (9-3) overpowered the Purple Aces at the net with 12 team blocks and held them to a .062 hitting percentage.Evansville suffered seven attacking errors and four service miscues in the first set to kick off an eventual 3-1 Ohio State win. Offensively and defensively, sophomore middle blocker Lauren Witte was a key player. She connected on 10-of-16 error-free swings with a .625 hitting percentage and contributed a season-high seven blocks.Freshman outside hitter Mia Grunze recorded nine kills and three blocks. Redshirt sophomore middle blocker Jordan Fry and junior outside hitter Bia Franklin each recorded four kills.Sophomore setter Becca Mauer had three service aces in the win against Evansville, recording 25 assists. On Saturday, Ohio State lost to Tennessee (9-3) in four sets and to Dayton (9-4) in five sets, ending the Buckeyes’ non-conference schedule with two consecutive losses.Mauer tallied a team-high 26 assists and senior setter Olivia Dailey dished 19 helpers against Tennessee. Freshman opposite hitter Vanja Bukilic was responsible for a career-high 18 kills against Dayton. Sophomore defensive specialist Hannah Gruensfelder, who was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, posted a match-best 18 digs. Next up, Ohio State will head to Madison, Wisconsin, to face the Badgers at 7 p.m. on Wednesday to open up its Big Ten schedule. read more

first_imgEdge-sorting - the technique used by poker player Phil Ivey to win £7.7 million - involves exploiting design irregularities on the backs of playing cards Pro gambler Phil Ivey competes in the sixth round of the World Series of Poker in July 2005 Pro gambler Phil Ivey competes in the sixth round of the World Series of Poker in July 2005 A party may cheat within the meaning of this section without dishonesty or intention to deceiveLady Justice Arden Edge-sorting sees players exploit design irregularities on the backs of playing cards, for example, identifying that the edge of one side is marginally longer than the edge of the other, in order to try and better their odds.The 39-year-old, from Las Vegas, had been playing a version of baccarat known as Punto Banco and was told originally that his winnings would be wired to him. He later found that his £1 million stake had been returned, but the extra never arrived.In what some reports have described as the biggest legal battle in casino history, Mr Levy challenged Genting Casinos UK, which owns the club, at the High Court in 2014, but a judge dismissed his case.Genting, which owns more than 40 casinos in the UK, claimed the technique of “edge-sorting” was not a legitimate strategy and said the casino had no liability to him. It also claimed that Mr Ivey’s conduct defeated the essential premise of the game and constituted cheating. “It is for the court to determine whether the interference was of such a quality as to constitute cheating. In my judgment it had that quality,” she said.Mr Ivey has maintained that he did nothing more than exploit Crockfords’ failures to take proper steps to protect themselves against a player of his ability.”I was upset as I had played an honest game and won fairly. My integrity is infinitely more important to me than a big win,” he said.Lady Justice Arden and Lord Justice Tomlinson dismissed the appeal but the third member of the panel, Lady Justice Sharp, allowed it, saying that the trial judge, Mr Justice Mitting, was wrong to construe the issue of “cheat” in the way that he did. A top poker player has lost his £7.7 million battle against a London casino at the Court of Appeal as a judge said his “edge-sorting” skills amounted to cheating despite the fact he was not dishonest.Phil Ivey admitted to using the technique while visiting the exclusive Crockfords Club in Mayfair, central London, in 2012, and insisted he played an “honest game” and had not cheated.  Edge-sorting – the technique used by poker player Phil Ivey to win £7.7 million – involves exploiting design irregularities on the backs of playing cardsCredit:Alamy After the ruling, Paul Willcock, Genting UK president and chief operating officer, said the company was “very happy” with the decision.”Crockfords has acted fairly and honestly at all times and we are therefore pleased that the Court of Appeal has held that the decision not to pay out to Mr Ivey was the correct one,” he said.But Mr Ivey said the decision “makes no sense to me”. “The trial judge said that I was not dishonest and the three appeal judges agreed, but somehow the decision has gone against me. Can someone tell me how you can have honest cheating?” he asked.Mr Ivey’s lawyer, Matthew Dowd, of Archerfield Partners LLP, said the decision “leaves the law totally unclear as to what constitutes cheating at gambling”. He said his client is seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. Yesterday, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision with one of the appeal judges arguing that a player can cheat “without dishonesty or intention to deceive”.Lady Justice Arden said it was common ground that there was an implied term in the contract not to cheat and said the meaning of cheating for that purpose was to be determined in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005.”In my judgment, this section provides that a party may cheat within the meaning of this section without dishonesty or intention to deceive: depending on the circumstances it may be enough that he simply interferes with the process of the game,” she said.”On that basis, the fact that the appellant did not regard himself as cheating is not determinative.”She added that she believed the actions of Mr Ivey and another gambler, Cheung Yin Sun, interfered with the process of the game. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgSarah was an energetic character, full of life and joy. She loved the hospice and loved working with the staff and volunteersRachel Backshall, director of income generation and marketing at St Elizabeth Hospice “Sarah was a well-loved member of the team and our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to her family and friends.”Sarah was an energetic character, full of life and joy. She loved the hospice and loved working with the staff and volunteers.”She had been with the hospice for four years and made a huge difference during that time. She was imaginative and creative and brought a real sense of fun to the shop.”She will be sadly missed by us all.” Police scene currently in place at a house in #Stowmarket following the deaths of two people – https://t.co/WSCbUSrPHx— Suffolk Police (@SuffolkPolice) February 26, 2017 Mr Pitkin ran a carpentry business from the family home while Sarah worked in a nearby charity shop.A white Vauxhall van was parked outside the property, marked with as belonging to Richard Pitkin & Son Carpenters and Decorators.The same company name is printed on an extension to the large brick semi-detached property, which has pretty flower beds at the front.Vases of flowers could also be seen in each of the 11 large cream painted windows which front on to the street. The couple had turned part of their home into a tea room after moving in, but locals say they closed the business down around two years ago.On Monday morning, there was very little police presence outside the house, except for a PCSO who could be seen sitting in an unmarked car.Further down the street are a number of small businesses including a print shop and several hairdressers which line the narrow road which leads into the town centre. Richard and Sarah Pitkin at the opening of their tearoom in 2009 A Suffolk Police spokesman said: “The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained and a police investigation into the circumstances is under way.”Rachel Backshall, director of income generation and marketing at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “We are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Sarah Pitkin, who was the assistant shop manager in our Stowmarket shop.center_img Detectives are investigating the “unexplained deaths” of a carpenter and his wife after their bodies were discovered at their property.The couple, who have been named locally as Richard Pitkin, 65, and his 58-year-old wife, Sarah, were found in a house in Stowmarket, Suffolk, just before 2pm on Sunday.The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained. Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. Their bodies were found at the £300,000 property, where they had lived since 2009.Neighbours said the couple had four children – two of whom lived at home and another two who had moved away to university. Richard and Sarah Pitkin at the opening of their tea room in 2009Credit:Archant The couple, found at the above property, have been named locally as Richard Pitkin, 65, and his 58-year-old wife, SarahCredit:Chris Radburn/PA Wire The couple, found at the above property, have been named locally as Richard Pitkin, 65, and his 58-year-old wife, Sarah Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgBoliden Kevitsa Mining Oy has awarded Pöyry with the project management and engineering services assignment for the production expansion of Boliden’s mineral processing plant in Sodankylä, Finland. The assignment includes project management, time management, detail engineering and building permitting assistance services for the mineral processing plant expansion project. The work will be carried out between May 2018 and March 2019.The Kevitsa copper-nickel mine in northern Finland was acquired by Boliden in June 2016. The operation, which comprises an open-pit mine and a mineral processing plant, went into operation in 2012. The ore concentrates are supplied to Boliden’s own smelting plant in Harjavalta and to external customers. The Kevitsa deposit – first discovered in 1987 – is one of the largest ever mineral discoveries in Finland. The aim of the expansion project is to increase the production to 9.5 Mt annually. The investment includes a new autogenous milling circuit and capacity increase for concentrate filtration process. The investments will be commenced in 2018 and full production will be achieved in the first quarter of 2020.“Pöyry is proud to continue almost a decade long co-operation with Kevitsa, from the initial investment project through every step of plant modifications. Pöyry has gained knowledge from thousands of large global industrial investment projects during the past 60 years. This experience is put into practice also in the Kevitsa production expansion project”, says Kalle Rasinmäki, President, Industry Business Group, Pöyry Finland.last_img read more

first_imgMozilla ne développera plus Thunderbird Mozilla souhaite recentrer ses activités sur des logiciels jugés plus importants. La fondation n’assurera donc plus le développement de Thunderbird, mais en assure encore les mises à jour de sécurité.  Mozilla passe la main à sa communauté pour le développement de la messagerie Thunderbird. La fondation a décidé de recentrer ses activités à d’autres logiciels jugés prioritaires. Et ce, malgré les 20 millions d’utilisateurs que compte le webmail.”Nous sommes arrivés à la conclusion que l’innovation permanente sur Thunderbird n’est pas une priorité pour Mozilla et que les besoins les plus critiques pour le produit concernent la sécurité et la stabilité. En fait, il n’est pas impossible que Thunderbird soit déjà ce que les utilisateurs veulent et il n’y a pas de demande forte d’innovation dans ce domaine”, a expliqué la fondation sur sa page wiki.  Mozilla ne laisse pas complètement tomber le logiciel pour autant. La fondation continuera toutes les six semaines de publier des patchs de mises à jour pour la sécurité et la stabilité du système. Une prochaine version de Thunderbird ESR ( Extended Support Release) est même annoncée pour le 20 novembre 2012.Open Source À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Mais en dehors de la maintenance, il ne faudra désormais compter que sur la communauté de développeurs. Les mises à jour proposées seront donc soumis à une équipe réduite de Mozilla qui intègrera les extensions. C’est donc à la communauté de proposer ses propres innovations et nouvelles fonctionnalités pour le client Open Source Thunderbird. Basé sur le moteur Gecko comme Firefox, Thunderbird avait été lancé en 2003. Il s’avère compatible avec les trois principaux systèmes d’exploitations et se trouve disponible sous 52 langues. Actuellement en version 13.0.0 (dont une version avancée 14.0b1), le logiciel n’a pas réussi à s’imposer dans l’univers des webmail, dominé par Gmail et Windows Live Messenger (ex-MSN hotmail).”Nous avons vu grandir la popularité de formes de communication basées sur le Web et représentant des alternatives aux mails sur ordinateur. Partant de ce constat, nous nous concentrerons sur la stabilité de Thunderbird et conduire l’innovation sur d’autres outils nous paraît donc un choix naturel”, a donc conclu Mitchell Baker, la présidente de Mozilla.Le 9 juillet 2012 à 14:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists that using aggressive measures in tackling results is a dangerous risk and needs to be carefully monitoredThe German’s comments come following Joe Gomez’s fractured leg injury due to a heavy challenge from Burnley’s Ben Mee.Gomez was forced to withdraw after just 23 minutes of Wednesday’s game at Turf Moor and is expected to miss up to six weeks of action.Afterwards, Klopp hit out at Burnley’s dangerous challenges – which left the Clarets coach Sean Dyche fuming.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…But, while accepting Mee did not intentionally hurt Gomez, Klopp insists football needs to take a more careful approach to slide tackles in the future.“It’s not about sliding tackles,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “It’s about doing it in the right moment and not for impressing the opponent.”On Burnley’s style of play, Klopp added: “It’s a bit of dangerous play, I stick to that opinion.”Liverpool, who won 3-1 at Burnley in the end, will face Bournemouth away this Saturday in the Premier League.last_img read more

first_imgThousands of visitors will spread out on the lawn of Esther Short Park to enjoy the sounds of the Pacific Islands at the annual Ho’ike and Hawaiian Festival. The day begins with the 5K Aloha Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m. along the waterfront trail. The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. as hula performances, Hawaiian musicians and Polynesian singers showcase different aspects of their cultures. There will also be island-inspired children’s activities, along with food and craft vendors for those looking for shave ice and flower leis. When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.Where: Esther Short Park, West Columbia and Eighth streets, Vancouver. Admission: Free; 5K run/walk: $25-$30, free for ages 10 and younger.Web: http://hawaiianfestivalpnw.comThe Hawaiian Festival is among many options for getting out and about this weekend. Here are some other suggestions:2) Community mealCome to the Table is a community potluck hosted by the city of Vancouver and the Ryan Woods Memorial Grassroots Foundation. There will be live music and other food vendors; neighbors are encouraged to bring a dish to share. When: Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.Where: Main Street, between 19th and 20th streets, Vancouver.Admission: Free.Telephone: 360-487-8641.Web: www.cityofvancouver.us/community/page/come-table3) Hooray for Camas DaysThe 40th annual community festival transforms downtown Camas with streets dedicated to a variety of activities, including on just for kids. Today’s events kick off with a blueberry pancake breakfast at the Camas United Methodist Church, along with the annual softball tournament. The rock ‘n’ roll themed Grand Parade starts at 11 a.m., followed by the annual bathtub races at 1 p.m. Adults can explore the wine and microbrew street which features live music by the Method and Zuzo Blue for $5. Sunday wraps up the festivities with the Lacamas Lake Half-Marathon and 5K at 7:30 a.m.; the iconic Camas Washougal Rotary Club Duck Derby is at noon. When: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.Where: Downtown Camas, Northeast Fourth Avenue. Admission: Free, $5 for wine and microbrew street; $65 to $75 for half-marathon; $45 to $55 for 5K; $8 to $10 for kids dash. Telephone: 360-834-2472.Web: www.cwchamber.com or www.fitrightnw.com/events/lacamas-lake4) To the ball gameSummer returns to the 1860s for a game of truly vintage “base ball.” The Occidental Base Ball Club of Vancouver takes on the Pioneer Base Ball Club of Portland in a 1867 rematch. The nine-inning match will be played according to the rules of the time; including catching balls with bare hands and gentlemanly pitches. Costumed volunteers will participate as both players and supporters, with play-by-plays over a loudspeaker and the Vancouver Community Concert Band performing between innings. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, a picnic and lawn chairs.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A child has been taken to the hospital after a moped crash in Miami Gardens.The 6-year-old girl was riding on a moped with an adult when they crashed trying to avoid hitting a dog in the street, along Northwest 161st Street near 25th Avenue, Thursday.Miami Gardens Police said the child was standing up and not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.The child suffered head injuries and was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_img 128GB Special features Connector 550 ppi Comment Up to 512GB No Expandable storage Google Pixel 3 6.1-inch OLED; 2,340×1,080-pixels In-screen (ultrasonic) 4K RAM Up to 256GB with proprietary NM card Huawei P30 Pro’s four rear cameras from every angle 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) Phones 5.5-inch “flexible” OLED; 2,280×1,080 pixels Pixel density Android 9 Pie CNET may get a commission from retail offers. AU$1,099 Huawei P30 5:41 Price (GBP) 2,915 mAh Weight (Ounces, Grams) Now playing: Watch this: Front-facing camera 145.6×68.2×7.9 mm $799 (64GB); $899 (128GB) 4K 5.53 oz; 157 g Storage Google Huawei Samsung See it 10-megapixel 4K Camera 5.9×2.8×0.3 in 64GB, 128GB 12.2-megapixel The new Huawei P30 isn’t just any phone. It’s shaping up to be an Android powerhouse designed to challenge the Galaxy S10 and Google’s Pixel 3 on nearly every front that matters: screen size, battery life and — most important of all — the cameras. (The even more advanced Huawei P30 Pro has four rear cameras.)It’s hard to overstate the importance of camera quality as a key consideration for phone buyers, and it isn’t just automatic mode that people care about. Portrait mode, low-light shots and other tricks for making shots more artistically impressive are also wrapped into people’s search for the “best” phone camera that money can buy. Phones such as the Huawei P30 and Pixel 3 have a dedicated night mode that, for some, could make them more attractive options than the Galaxy S10.Both the P30 and Galaxy S10 have three rear cameras and one front-facing camera. Google’s Pixel 3 has just one rear camera, but photo quality is excellent. Google gave it two front-facing lenses, however, and all three phones will give you portrait selfies.  Share your voice USB-C Dual 8-megapixel Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (2.5GHz + 1.6GHz octa-core) 422 ppi Samsung Galaxy S10 Battery 6GB 3,400 mAh Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Dimensions (Inches) 149.9×70.4×7.8 mm Price (AUD) 128GB, 512GB Kirin 980 processor How To • Huawei P30 phone announcement: How to watch, what to expect AU$1,349 Yes 149×71.4×7.8 mm £699 Huawei P30 specs vs. Galaxy S10 vs. Pixel 3 One area where a large pixel count can come as an advantage is with zooming in (or cropping in) on details, but there are plenty of other phones that do a nice job of that without extremely high pixel counts.Moving on from cameras, the Galaxy S10’s ability to wirelessly charge another device — say a phone, a watch or earbuds — is a utility that helps Samsung’s phone stand out against the Huawei P30. It’s notable because the more expensive and robust P30 Pro does have this feature. Where Samsung made its Wireless PowerShare universal across all its S10 phones (even the cheapest Galaxy S10E), Huawei used it to differentiate between its two models. 40-megapixel (standard), 20-megapixel (ultra wide), 8-megapixel 3x optical zoom Mentioned Above Huawei P30 (128GB, black) Processor 3,650 mAh Headphone jack Price off-contract (USD) Camera night mode, IP53 water resistance Converts to $920 6.1-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440-pixels Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 News • Huawei P30 Pro in a gorgeous orange finish leaks In-screen (optical) USB-C The Huawei P30 Pro isn’t 5G, but the next Mate probably will be Huawei P30 Pro camera tops Galaxy S10 Plus two ways in our early tests The Huawei controversy: Everything you need to know Yes Huawei P30 Mobile software 5.7×2.7×0.3 in 4GB 443 ppi IPX8, wireless charging support, Pixel Buds USB-C headphones in the box Read more Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. £739 (64GB); £839 (128GB) None The P30’s megapixel count is much higher than the Galaxy S10 and Pixel 3, but remember that the amount of light that streams in and the way that the software processes photos are both more important than the number of pixels a camera has on the final effect.  8GB 5.2 oz; 148 g $900 P30 Pro and Galaxy S10 cameras compared Fingerprint sensor Tags Display size, resolution £799 $534 Android 9.0 with EMIU 9.1 USB-C 32-megapixel 5.8 oz; 165 g Review • Huawei P30 review: The P30 Pro’s fantastic photos for less Video capture Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI 40 Photos 5.9×2.77×0.31 in AU$1,199 (64GB); AU$1,349 (128GB) 1 Back cover Dimensions (Millimeters)last_img read more

first_imgBhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Saturday underwent a successful operation at the Hamidia Hospital here after suffering a trigger finger problem. “Chief Minister was admitted to Hamidia Hospital today morning. He had a trigger finger problem. He underwent an operation and his condition is stable. He has been kept under observation for few hours,” Aruna Kumar, Dean, Gandhi Medical College told reporters here. Also Read – Custody of Ratul Puri extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us Nath had appealed to his Congress party workers to not meet him as it will cause inconvenience to the patients and staff at the hospital, said state Congress media cell chairperson Shobha Oza. Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan lauded his successor for availing treatment at a government-run hospital. “I wish Kamal Nath a very speedy recovery. Your decision to avail medical treatment in Hamidia is welcome and applaudable. At the same time, I urge you to ensure that facilities, which are being availed by you, should be available to the public so that they do not have to wander here and there,” he tweeted in Hindi.last_img read more

first_imgChairman of Kingfisher Airlines and liquor baron Vijay Mallya has written to his visibly annoyed staff about their undue salaries. He has assured that the cash-strapped airlines will resume paying overdue payments starting this week.”All junior staff will be paid before Easter i.e on Wednesday April 4th. All pilots and engineers will be paid on Monday April 9th and Tuesday April 10th,” Mallya said in a letter to Kingfisher employees.Meanwhile, employees of debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines had dashed off a letter to the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise to boycott the Indian Premier League (IPL) so that they might get their salaries. It is also reported that the unpaid pilots and staff might protest outside the Kingfisher office in Mumbai, as they want immediate payment of their salaries.Mallya in his letter had said that bank accounts of Kingfisher airlines had been unfrozen after clearing Rs 44 crores to the Income Tax and Rs 20 crores to the Service Tax, this fiscal year. He added that his only focus now is to settle all outstanding salaries of the Kingfisher staff.The Kingfisher Airlines incurred a thumping loss of Rs 6, 000 crore in last fiscal year, beside having debt of about 7, 000 crore. The ailing airline is pulling down the shutters of its offices across the country owing to the massive curtailment in flight operations. Kingfisher currently operating only 16 of 64 aircrafts and had completely stopped all international flights.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

first_imgBy MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated PressCOLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The first black woman to serve as American University’s student government president is seeking more than $1.5 million in court-ordered damages against a neo-Nazi website operator who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her.In a court filing Monday, Taylor Dumpson’s attorneys asked a federal judge in Washington for a default judgment against The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin and a follower accused of racially harassing Dumpson on Twitter. Dumpson sued Anglin and the internet troll last April, but neither responded.In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, American University student government president Taylor Dumpson speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dumpson is seeking more than $1.5 million in court-ordered damages against a neo-Nazi website operator who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her. In a court filing Monday, April 29, 2019, Dumpson’s attorneys asked a federal judge in Washington for a default judgment against The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin and a follower who racially harassed Dumpson on Twitter. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)Dumpson seeks a total of more than $1.8 million in damages, fees and costs, including $1.5 million in punitive damages against Anglin and his company, Moonbase Holdings LLC.Anglin didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment on Dumpson’s request.Anglin’s website takes its name from Der Stürmer, a newspaper that published Nazi propaganda in Nazi-era Germany, and includes sections called “Jewish Problem” and “Race War.” For months, the site struggled to stay online after Anglin published a post mocking the woman killed by a man who plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.Anglin also faces possible default judgments in two separate lawsuits filed by other targets of his online trolling campaigns, a Muslim-American radio host and a Jewish real estate agent in Montana.In February, attorneys for SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah asked a federal court in Ohio to award him more than $1 million in damages for his claims that Anglin falsely accused him of terrorism.Anglin hasn’t responded to Obeidallah’s suit, but he hired attorneys to defend him against a federal lawsuit that Tanya Gersh filed against him over a “troll storm” he unleashed against her family.A federal magistrate ruled Anglin must be present in the U.S. for a deposition by Gersh’s attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Anglin says he lives abroad and claims it’s too dangerous for him to travel to the U.S. In an order last week, the magistrate warned Anglin that he faces a default judgment against him if he fails to appear for a deposition. Anglin did not show up at his scheduled deposition at a New York City law office Tuesday morning, a law center attorney said in a court filing.In December, Dumpson reached a settlement with a third person she sued, Oregon resident Evan James McCarty. He posted on Twitter under the pseudonym “Byron de la Vandal,” an apparent reference to Byron De La Beckwith, who assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers in 1963. The settlement agreement required McCarty to get “anti-hate training,” apologize in writing and on video and publicly renounce white supremacy.Anglin and the other remaining defendant, Brian Andrew Ade, weren’t involved in the settlement.A day after Dumpson’s May 2017 inauguration as student government president, someone hung bananas with hateful messages from nooses on the university’s campus. Authorities investigated but didn’t identify any suspects. Anglin posted an article about the incident, including links to Dumpson’s Facebook page and the American University Student Government’s Twitter page.“In the article, Anglin targeted Ms. Dumpson using racist language and directed his followers to ‘troll storm’ Ms. Dumpson by harassing her via social media,” her lawyers wrote in Monday’s filing.Dumpson says Anglin’s article led to a barrage of threatening and harassing messages that caused her severe mental and physical trauma and left her fearing for her safety.“Some days she was unable to carry on a conversation without having an anxiety attack, get out of bed and eat a proper meal, or do anything other than stare at the ceiling,” her attorney wrote.Dumpson, now a law school student, is represented by attorneys from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Her suit accuses the defendants of violating the District of Columbia Human Rights Act of 1977 and the D.C. Bias-Related Crimes Act of 1989.Her lawyers are asking the court to award $124,022 in attorneys’ fees and costs. They’re also seeking $100,000 in punitive damages against Ade and $101,429 in compensatory damages against Ade, Anglin and his company.Kristen Clarke, the Washington-based civil rights group’s president and executive director, said these judgments can serve as a deterrent and send a message to other white supremacists that they will be held accountable for their actions.“We see no reason to tread lightly here,” Clarke said Tuesday. “We have a client who suffered immensely due to the defendant’s conduct.”last_img read more

first_imgIt’s Spring and convention season is in full swing! Starting around Emerald City Comic Con in March and winding down after New York Comic Con in October, the convention season can get pretty unwieldy. This past weekend alone saw no less than half a dozen conventions including C2E2, Garden State Comic Fest, Dallas Fan Expo, and Silicon Valley Comic Con. I happened to be at MoCCA Fest last weekend, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival, which stands out from what many might consider standard convention fare.MoCCA Fest has been a New York indie comics staple for over 15 years. A few years ago, the museum’s assets and the festival were acquired by The Society of Illustrators, located in the upper east side of Manhattan. The festival itself has changed venues, but has settled in at the Metropolitan West for the past three years. They’ve had incredible special guests recently including Becky Cloonan, Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Fiona Staples, Rebecca Sugar, and Gene Ha. This year there special guests included multi Eisner Award winning writer of the March trilogy, Andrew Aydin and multi Eisner Award winner Mike Mignola, famous for creating Hellboy.The festival packs the two floor venue with the over 7,000 attendees that attend, as well as having panels and workshops off site at Ink48 about a street block away. One of the first things a frequent con attendee may notice is that this is not a cosplaying show. That’s not a knock on cosplayers at all; it’s just a show that tends to attract them. I didn’t see a single cosplay at the show myself. You won’t find that much of a trace of Marvel or DC either. Not just that they don’t have booths there, but people aren’t usually coming to MoCCA Fest for that. They’re coming for the indie scene. The most mainstream publisher you’ll see at the show is IDW. And that’s not to say these artists are amateurs. I think we often see people in or around the comics scene conflate being a part of the indie scene with not having broken in to the industry. Many of the people at this show who are exhibiting are there to promote their indie comics, illustrations and prints without having much or any interest in Marvel or DC. Being interested in one aspect of comics over the other isn’t inherently good or bad; comics is a big community with room for lots of goals and interests.Creators you’d see at MoCCA Fest include Chris Brimacombe, an indie creator and SVA alum who illustrates the comic Nap Boy written by Hargis Bullen through Pronto Comics, a local small press comics publisher, Madeline Zuluaga who’s a comics and a children’s book illustrator, German artist Anna Haifisch whose latest book, Von Spatz, recently came out through Drawn & Quarterly, Belgium cartoonist and editor Max de Radigues who has an English translation of his book, Weegee: Serial Photographer, coming out through Conundrum Press, and so many more. What truly makes a show like MoCCA Fest unique is that it perfectly blends local artists with rare appearances by a plethora of international talent.MoCCA Fest may have passed, but con season is just revving up! This weekend in New York we have more shows like Big Apple Con which is closer to what you would expect at a comic convention. If you’re in the Denver area and a show like MoCCA Fest is right up your alley, you can check out Dink featuring Howard Cruse, Andrea Shockling, Jeff Lemire, and so many more great independent artists. And keep a lookout for all the different cons, big and small, going on this season! Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgSangeet Natak Akademi is organising a multi-dimensional festival titled Yog Parv on June 21, announced by UN General Assembly as International Yoga Day. The festival highlights the essence, philosophy and virtues of yoga for spiritual uplifting, healing and holistic development that influences all aspects of life — physical, mental and spiritual through partaking and direct public participation in various events.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The festival encompasses over 300 selected works of art, dance and music performances, workshops, and other presentations by 150 plus artistes from across India and overseas.“Yuj — to unite is the root word for yoga. Performing arts is understood in the context of Yoga as Naad yoga, Asanas, Mudras, Pranayam, Bandhas, Kriyas and Dhyana (meditation). In both disciplines the practice combines physical exercise, has meditative and spiritual pursuits that connect humanity.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYog Parva is a festival to celebrate the International Day of Yoga by presenting performing and visual arts, wellness haat, organic cafe and many other activities to spread the value of Yoga,” says Helen Acharya, secretary, Sangeet Natak Akademi. The exhibition Yoga Chakra – Tradition and Modernity, will highlight an all encompassing philosophy of life sustaining practices across ages, cultures and continents for meditation and stress relief. It will showcase illustrated manuscripts, paintings, photographs, books, interactive installations, digital work, and films.  The other aspects of the festival that is integral to the concept of yoga include dance performances, music concerts, theater, lecture demonstrations, discourses, talks, workshops, meditation sessions, consultations with Yoga experts as well as an interactive arena to experience a host of herbal remedies and organic cuisine from across the country. Other institutions like — National Museum New Delhi, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Art New Delhi, Lalit Kala Akademy New Delhi, Indian Museum Kolkata, Allahabad Museum will be highlighting the importance of this traditional Indian practice that is more than 5000 years old. The best of art works that bring out the essence of the spirit of Yoga will be showcased. “The act of creating art itself is a yogic practice for the artistes and the rasikas reflected in the vast corpus of visual arts. The project focuses on the philosophy and dynamics of Yoga, as a way of life, for an interface between mind, body and soul that continue to engage artists across cultures and eras,” says Sushma K Bahl (curator cultural projects).The exhibition will provide a wholesome experience to visitors giving them an opportunity to feel and understand the concept of Yoga as it is practiced today, encompassing the traditional within the contemporary context of modern lifestyles. The festival will be a celebration for enhancing our lifestyle by providing focus on how to improve our wellness and good health through different aspects of Yoga. So mark your calender and head over!Where: Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra BhawanWhen: June 21 -27  Timing: 9 am till 8 pmlast_img read more