Spanish Policewoman Helps Moroccan Gives Birth at Melilla Border

Rabat – A young Moroccan woman gave birth to a baby girl at the Melilla crossing around 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26.The woman was passing the Beni Ansar crossing when she taken unwell and began to give birth.Spanish police noted her state and called for help, but upon realising how urgent the woman’s situation was, they moved her onto the premises. With the help of a Spanish policewoman, the woman immediately gave birth to a baby girl. An ambulance arrived and transported the woman and her baby to Melilla’s Comarcal hospital. Health services said that mother and baby were doing well. read more

Robinson advises East Timor constitutional assembly on human rights

In a letter to the Speaker of East Timor’s Constituent Assembly, Ms. Robinson welcomes the primacy given to the protection of human rights in the draft text, including the promotion of women’s status in the society, and notes with appreciation that fundamental rights in the constitution are to be interpreted in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Ms. Robinson goes on to strongly recommend that this provision be extended to include other international human rights treaties and conventions such as those dealing with civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights.The High Commissioner also points out that there is no legitimate basis for differentiating between persons with original and acquired citizenship, and recommends that all persons within the country’s jurisdiction have their inherent human rights recognized and protected by the State.The letter also suggests that the constitution provide for an independent national institution to promote and protect human rights.Meanwhile, the Assembly today continued its deliberations on the draft text, passing another six articles of the territory’s first-ever constitution. Articles 80 through 84, passed with significant majorities, relate to the powers and responsibilities of the President, including the duty to appoint and swear-in the Prime Minister. Article 85 deals with the composition of the Council of State. read more

Baseball Ohio State begins season with threegame sweep of Seton Hall

Ohio State then-freshman starting pitcher Seth Lonsway delivers a pitch out of the windup in Game 3 of the Scarlet and Gray World Series. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Editor-in-ChiefThe Ohio State baseball team (3-0) started the season with a bang, sweeping Seton Hall in three games over the weekend in the Snowbird Baseball Classic. Game 1The Ohio State pitching staff exploded onto the scene in the Buckeye’s season opener.The Buckeyes began the season with a 4-3 win over Seton Hall on Friday. Strong pitching, along with multiple-RBI games from both junior right fielder Dominic Canzone and junior first baseman Conner Pohl, propelled the Buckeyes to the opening day win.Redshirt freshman pitcher Seth Lonsway led the way with a nine-strikeout collegiate debut. It didn’t take long for Lonsway to settle into his role, as he struck out the side to start the game. He went six innings and allowed one run in the win.The game was close, with Ohio State leading 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, until Pohl brought in two runs with a single.A two-run home run by Seton Hall junior first baseman Matt Toke at the top of the eighth inning pulled the game back to a single run, but Buckeye sophomore pitcher Griffan Smith earned a save to close out the game for the first win of the season.Game 2Strong pitching from Ohio State continued on the second day of the Snowbird Baseball Classic.Freshman pitcher Garrett Burhenn held Seton Hall to just one hit in eight innings of work, as the Buckeyes defeated the Pirates 6-0. Ohio State (2-0) tallied nine hits in the win.Burhenn notched six strikeouts and no walks in a dominant debut performance.The game was blown open when junior shortstop Noah West hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to push the lead to 5-0. This marked the third home run hit by the Buckeyes this season.The youth of Ohio State positively impacted Ohio State on the offensive side as well. Freshman third baseman Marcus Ernst earned his first collegiate hit to go along with two runs scored.Seton Hall’s one hit was made by sophomore catcher Jerry Huntzinger, and junior pitcher Noah Thompson was given the loss. Game 3A strong first two innings put the Buckeyes in the driver’s seat for a third straight win to open the season.Ohio State (3-0) completed the sweep against Seton Hall with a 5-3 victory. The Buckeyes scored all five runs in the first two innings, and a treacherous start for sophomore pitcher Tyler Burnham forced the Pirates to replace him after recording just one out.In the bottom of the second inning, junior right fielder Dominic Canzone launched his second home run of the season, the team’s fourth in three gamesSeton Hall chipped away at the lead, posting single-run innings in the fourth, fifth, and eighth.Ohio State’s junior pitcher Jake Vance put up a solid five-inning performance, in which he struck out six and allowed two runs. Fifth-year senior Thomas Waning was credited with the save. The Buckeye offense posted 15 runs in the series, while allowing only six runs.The team will play a single game against Florida Gulf Coast on Monday. This will be the first true road game for the Buckeyes. read more

Pictured The cesspit where author Helen Baileys body was found hidden after

first_img 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. The defendant denies charges of murder, preventing a lawful burial, fraud and three counts of perverting the cause of justice.The trial at St Albans Crown Court previously heard that Ms Bailey and Stewart met on a dating site for people who had been widowed following the death of her husband in 2011.She had worn a ring since 2014 and had been due to re-marry in September 2016. Helen Bailey, a successful author, was known by younger readers for her characters Electra Brown and Daisy Davenport Near her side lay the remains of her beloved miniature dachshund, Boris, the trial previously heard.On Friday, jurors were shown the cesspit where her remains lay hidden from view for three months.The tank, which was full of human waste at the time, is located inside an old-fashioned well and goes around 15ft beneath the garage’s concrete floor, according to police. Helen Bailey with her partner Ian Stewart Helen Bailey was found dead in the grounds of her sprawling £1.5m Hertfordshire property three months after going missing Helen Bailey with her partner Ian Stewart, who is accused of her murder Helen Bailey's body was discovered in a septic tank beneath the garagecenter_img Helen Bailey’s body was discovered in a septic tank beneath the garageCredit:Hertfordshire Constabulary/PA Stewart, 56, is accused of “secretly” giving her a sleeping drug in increasing amounts over time as part of a “long-planned” plot which had “money as its driving motive”.Then, on April 11, it is alleged he killed her while she was in a “stupefied” state and hid her remains in the waste tank – parking a car over the access point.Ms Bailey was said to be “very successful” and worth around £4 million, earning around £5,000 a month in royalties from her books. Helen Bailey was found dead in the grounds of her sprawling £1.5m Hertfordshire property three months after going missingCredit:JOHN McLELLAN Jurors have been taken to the site where children’s author Helen Bailey was allegedly drugged and killed before being dumped in a cesspit.The 12 were accompanied by police, counsel and court officials during the visit to the 51-year-old’s lavish home in Royston, Hertfordshire.Ms Bailey shared the home with fiance Ian Stewart, who is charged with her murder, and his two sons.The 51-year-old writer was found deep in the grounds of her sprawling £1.5 million property in July 2016, three months after she was reported missing. Helen Bailey, a successful author, was known by younger readers for her characters Electra Brown and Daisy DavenportCredit:Hertfordshire Police Stewart was in line to be a “very substantial” benefactor of the author’s £4 million fortune in the event of her death, jurors were told.Ms Bailey was known by younger readers for her characters Electra Brown and Daisy Davenport, but found a new audience with her blog, Planet Grief, about becoming a widow.Stewart denies all charges. The trial continues.last_img read more

Tory MP suggests young people learn martial arts to defend themselves against

The Government has promised another £100 million to help in the fight against knife crime A senior police officer has said the best way to deal with a knife attacker is to “run away as fast you can”, after a Tory MP suggested youngsters should learn Martial Arts to defend themselves.Sir Christopher Chope said youngsters who got fit and learnt Judo or Tae Kwon Do would be better able to deal with a knife attack.But Dave Thompson, the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police warned against relying on unarmed combat, and insisted that the best advice was always to run away.Mr Thompson was appearing at the Home Affairs Select Committee, alongside Met Commissioner, Cressida Dick, to answer questions from MPs on serious violent crime.They both said the current knife crime epidemic was the worst it had been in their long careers.Sir Christopher, who is a member of the committee, said: “One of the ways in which people can be prepared is by doing Judo or Tae Kwon Do, being physically able and taught how to deal with a situation when you are threatened with a knife.”Mr Thompson replied: “The best knife prevention technique is to run away as fast as you can…I would probably not advocate a strategy of increasing combat readiness through martial arts of young people generally, but there is some attraction in those sports, they are hugely popular and they take young men off the streets.” Cressida Dick has said knife crime is at its worst in her 35-year career Tory MP suggested martial arts could help in the fight against knife crime Tory MP suggested martial arts could help in the fight against knife crime Cressida Dick has said knife crime is at its worst in her 35-year careerCredit:PA She said: “It needs to be a higher priority and then there needs to be more real coordination and delivery of the things we know work, and will work, and of course potentially some further resourcing of these, which is something else I would ask for.”Asked about the recent cash injection from the Government, Ms Dick said: “It is very welcome but when you compare it with all the things we know we could do and all the savings and reductions across the relevant sectors, not least policing at a time of increasing complexity, expectation and demand, £100 million is a small amount of money relatively, absolutely.” Earlier this month, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond announced an extra £100 million to help tackle knife crime. But Ms Dick said while welcome the extra funds were not enough and she urged ministers to “step up” and treat the issue as more of a priority.Ms Dick insisted that tackling horrific levels of violence was the number one priority for everyone working in the Met.But she said there was too little coordination and not enough focus by government departments and said the £100 million announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond earlier this month as a “relatively small” amount. 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. Ms Dick said: “If you look at the stabbings of young people, I think this is a new and worrying and tragic phenomenon. The last couple of years have seen the highest and most worrying levels [of knife crime] in my service.”She went on: “There has been a massive amount of attention from the media and undoubtedly some really tragic cases and everyone in the country is more focused on this.”The Home Secretary has shown a considerable amount of leadership around it. However what we are not seeing yet is real cross government actions and that being delivered in a meaningful way on the ground in our communities.” The Government has promised another £100 million to help in the fight against knife crime Ms Dick said while government departments were stretched and were focussed on other issues such as Brexit, it was vital they “stepped up” and came together to help drive down the scourge of serious violence. read more

Velux EHF CL TOP 16 begins First battle in Plock

Velux EHF Champions League TOP 26 begins tonight with the openning match between Polish champion, Wisla Plock and German THW Kiel. Huge advantage is on German side, but it will be interesting to see how much can offer experienced players of Polish team.Today:20.00 Wisla Plock – KielThursday19.30 Kadetten Schaffhausen – Atletico MadridSaturday17.00 Reale Ademar Leon – VeszpremSunday16.00 Füchse Berlin – Hamburg16.30 Sävehof – Kobenhavn17.00 Montpellier – Barcelona17.00 Metalurg – Zagreb20.30 Vive Targi Kielce – Cimos Koper THW KielVelux EHF Champions LeagueWisla Plock ← Previous Story Women’s Eurocups (Draw, 1/2 finals): FTC against Volgograd! Next Story → Kiel Express to the Velux EHF CL TOP 8! read more

ISS la NASA dépendra encore des fusées russes pendant 5 ans

first_imgISS : la NASA dépendra encore des fusées russes pendant 5 ansAu cours des cinq prochaines années, la NASA devra encore avoir recours aux fusées russes pour acheminer ses astronautes vers la Station spatiale internationale (ISS). Une “dépendance” qui lui coûtera chaque année pas moins de 450 millions de dollars.Cela fait pas moins de neuf mois qu’Atlantis, la dernière navette de la NASA en service, a fait son ultime retour, marquant la fin du programme de navettes de l’agence. Or, si plusieurs engins sont actuellement en développement ou en test, aucun n’est aujourd’hui capable de succéder aux navettes. Pour acheminer ses astronautes vers la Station spatiale internationale (ISS), la NASA ne dispose donc que d’une seule solution : les fusées russes.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreUne situation qui devrait encore se maintenir au cours des cinq prochaines années. C’est du moins ce qu’a annoncé le chef de la NASA Charles Bolden lors d’une réunion au Congrès américain. “Nous croyons que nous pourrons en 2017 acheminer nos astronautes vers l’ISS sans l’aide de la Russie”, a t-il ainsi précisé cité par RIA Novosti. Mais si cette dépendance peut conduire à des difficultés techniques, elle coûte surtout très chère à la NASA. Au cours des prochaines années, “nous serons obligés de verser annuellement à la Russie 450 millions de dollars jusqu’à ce que nous ne mettions en place notre propre moyen de transporter des astronautes en orbite”, a souligné Charles Bolden. Avant cela, l’Agence spatiale russe Roskosmos et la NASA s’étaient entendus sur un accord prévoyant l’acheminement des astronautes américains vers l’ISS en 2014 et 2015. Un contrat dont le montant avoisinerait les 753 millions de dollars. Alors que plusieurs sociétés privées travaillent actuellement sur des successeurs potentiels des navettes, Washington œuvre de son côté à la conception du véhicule spatial Orion et à la fabrication d’une nouvelle fusée porteuse qui effectuera son premier vol habité en 2021.Le 13 mars 2012 à 10:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE attendance figures 310314 Roadblock live events

first_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Kurt Angle Facebook Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Seth Rollins Google+ Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 WhatsApp Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Cesaro WWE attendance figures from March 10 to March 14, 2016. * 3/10 NXT live event in Jacksonville, Florida: 250 fans (sellout).* 3/11 live event in Montreal, Quebec: 7,000 fans.* 3/11 NXT live event in Paltaka, Florida: 100 fans. * 3/12 live event in Atlantic City, New Jersey: 3,500 fans.* 3/12 Roadblock special event in Toronto, Ontario: 9,000 fans (sellout). * 3/12 NXT live event in Fort Pierce, Florida: 400 fans. * 3/13 live event in Erie, Pennsylvania: 4,500 fans.* 3/13 live event in Hershey, Pennsylvania: 3,500 fans.* 3/14 RAW TV tapings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 11,000 fans (sellout).Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Roman Reigns is in Remission Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Future PLC Aims to Trim More Print Costs

first_img“We are disappointed to miss our target for the full year and as a result we are bringing forward plans to reduce legacy print costs and improve operating margins in the period ahead,” says Future’s CEO Mark Wood.Future has gradually been emphasizing the digital side of its operation—shedding non-core titles, shifting brands to digital-only and placing a big strategic bet on the mobile and tablet market.Digital revenues were up 24 percent year-over-year, with advertising revenue up almost 60 percent for the period. Tablet edition revenues are up 50 percent, says the company. The company shed 46 percent of its debt, now standing at about $14 million, due mostly to the sale of its UK rock titles in April.Its U.S. division, which has been losing money, is expected to turn profitable by the end of the year. Enthusiast publisher Future PLC, with brands in the technology, gaming and music markets, released its fiscal third-quarter results today and digital revenues continue to climb. The company’s board and management, however, feel revenue, which was flat at about $116 million for the quarter, has been lagging. EBITDA is expected to be about $14.4 million for the year. The gaming sector has not been pulling its weight and Future’s cost-saving initiatives, which will focus on print, will be accelerated to free up another $3.8 million by the end of 2013. last_img read more

Everyones A VIP At Clive Davis PreGRAMMY Gala From Travis Scott To

first_imgNETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 10, 2019 – 1:54 am Walk The 2019 Pre-GRAMMY Gala Red Carpet Pass through the velvet rope at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles for an exclusive look at the star-studded 2019 Pre-GRAMMY Salute To Industry IconsAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Feb 10, 2019 – 11:27 am On Feb. 9, on the eve of Music’s Biggest Night, the 61st GRAMMY Awards, artists from across genres and decades gathered at the glitzy Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. for the 2019 Pre-GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons. Everyone’s A VIP At Clive Davis’ Pre-GRAMMY Gala: From Travis Scott To Jimmy Jam To Brandi Carlile Dua Lipa & Ellie Goulding | Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty ImagesThis year’s who’s-who of music gala celebrated iconic industry veteran Clarence Avant, known as the Godfather Of Black Music, as the honoree of the evening. Like event host and fellow legend Davis, he helped launch the careers of many great artists, working with the likes of GRAMMY-winning greats Bill Withers, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis of The Time.The video celebrating Avant had countless heroes such as Former President Barack Obama, Jones, Diddy and JAY-Z sharing how much they love Avant, the powerful impact he’s made on their lives and music, and how he always knows the right thing to say. Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow introduced him with a fitting complement, and a huge one given the company they were in: “You’re the ultimate music person.” The Time properly brought the funk on stage to celebrate Avant with a performance of their ’80s hits “The Bird” and “Jungle Love,” dancing as if no time had passed.Current GRAMMY nominee Travis Scott set the mood opening the evening’s performances with “Goosebumps” and “Sicko Mode,” while sisters and fellow nominees Chloe x Halle brought home a rousing cover of the late GRAMMY-winning Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin’s “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves.” Brandi Carlile, another current GRAMMY nominee, returned to the stage to join the duo, along with past nominee Valerie Simpson and Broadway star Keala Settle, ending the evening on quite the high note. Less than 24 hours before the big red carpet walk today, the likes of current GRAMMY nominees Ella Mai, Dua Lipa, Diplo, Shaggy, Alice Cooper and Weird Al Yankovich, and GRAMMY winners Melissa Etheridge and Quincy Jones, brought their vibrant energy and killer looks at the annual celebration hosted by the Recording Academy and Clive Davis. Onlookers tried to spy the glam looks on the red carpet as they peered into the hotel’s glass—we’ll let you past the velvet rope and walk it with us as at this exclusive music industry event. Everyone’s A VIP At The 2019 Pre-GRAMMY Gala everyones-vip-clive-davis-pre-grammy-gala-travis-scott-jimmy-jam-brandi-carlile Twitter Email News Facebook Chloe x Halle | Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesOther musical guests for the evening included current nominees Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line and H.E.R., along with past nominees Jazmine Sullivan and Ledisi, plus GRAMMY winner Rob Thomas. Sullivan and Thomas offered a powerful duet, belting out Aretha and George Michael’s “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me).”As the evening rolled on, Davis made sure to highlight all the countless legends in the room, as the crowd continuously burst into applause and often up on their feet to celebrate the likes of music greats Barbara Streisand, George Clinton and Dionne Warwick, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Apple’s Tim Cook and even former-L.A. Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.Don’t forget to tune in to the 2019 GRAMMYs live from Staples Center today. Start with the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. PST/3:30 ET, then follow us to the red carpet at 2:00 p.m. PST/5:00 p.m. ET—both will be live streamed right here on right here on the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the 61st GRAMMY Awards, hosted by 15-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys, will air live at 5:00 p.m. PST/8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT on CBS.GRAMMY Nominees In Their Own Words: Brandi Carlile, H.E.R., Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monaé & MoreRead morelast_img read more

Haritha Haram programme

first_imgZaheerabad: Division Excise CI Ashok Kumar participated in Haritha Haram programme in Chirak Pally, Kaasimpur, Didgi, Hugelli villages on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, Ashok said, “Everyone’s life is inter-linked with trees from childhood. Everyone should show interest to participate in such programmes.” SI Sudhakar, Staff, Shankar Nayak, Mohan, Rekha, Umadevi and others were present.last_img

Saif Ali Khan reveals why he doesnt use Pataudi in his name

first_imgSaif Ali KhanSUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty ImagesSaif Ali Khan is often addressed as “nawab” but the actor said that he was never interested in getting that tag and also revealed the reason behind not using “Pataudi” in his name.It is no secret that Saif, the son of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, hails from a royal family, and hence, he is often addressed as “nawab”. But unlike his father, he never used the title “Pataudi” in his name. In his recent appearance on Arbaaz Khan’s chat show – Quick Heal Pinch, Saif narrated an interesting incident, revealing why he is not “Pataudi”.”I have never been interested in being a nawab. I always thought myself to be an actor. But sometimes people associate you with certain things. I am very proud of ‘Pataudi’, and also of the fact that my father was the last nawab. But I prefer eating kabas to being a nawab for sure,” Saif said on the show.Revealing the reason behind not using ‘Pataudi’ in his name, Saif said that his father had also removed the title from his name when the government abolished the culture of using royal titles in 1971.”In 1971, this stuff was abolished. Dad lost his captaincy as well as this title in the same year. So it must have been something. But he changed his name, his signature used to be Pataudi. Everyone called him Pataudi his whole life. But the day it was outlawed, he changed his name and signature to Mansoor Ali Khan. When I, as a six or seven-year-old, asked him why he has two names, he said he was born as Pataudi but now his name is changed, and my name will also be just ‘Khan’. So that is how we were brought up,” the Sacred Games actor said.Saif, who was last seen in the film Bazaar, is now all set to appear on the second season of Sacred Games. He also has a couple of upcoming movies including Taanaji, Bhoot Police and Go Goa Gone sequel.last_img read more

Bull run Nifty hits alltime high Sensex up 200 pts Auto stocks

first_imgA man looks at a screen displaying markets updates inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai on June 20, 2016.Reuters fileThe Nifty 50 index hit an all-time high of 10,167 on Monday, surpassing its previous high of 10,115 made on August 1, 2017 in intra-day trade, as investors regained confidence after the weekend passed with no fresh news of geopolitical tensions between North Korea and the US.Earlier, in morning trade, the Nifty 50 gained as much as 0.81 percent to a record high of 10,167.15 before closing at 10,153.10, up 67 points. The benchmark BSE index was 0.63 percent higher at 32,474.86, and the gains were broadbased as the S&P BSE MidCap Index rose 0.75 percent, while the S&P BSE SmallCap Index advanced 0.97 percent.”There seems to be a global rally where liquidity is driving all markets. Markets have become much overbought,” Sanjiv Bhasin, executive vice-president of markets and corporate affairs at IIFL told Indian Express.According to last Friday’s data, India’s trade deficit widened to $11.64 billion in August from a month ago, and wholesale inflation jumped in August. These indicators suggest that the Reserve Bank of India may not cut rates at its next monetary policy meeting.Many equity analysts believe that the Indian market has started to discount the geopolitical tensions as it rules out possibilities of a full-fledged war.”Asian indices opened mildly positive as markets look forward to the new week after seeing geopolitical tensions being discounted and use it as buying opportunities. Strength in the US dollar saw the Japanese ‘Yen’ weaken and improve sentiment as ETF flows are to see renewed strength in buying Asian equities,” Business Standard quoted a client note by India Infoline.The Nifty index hit a record high, propelled by auto shares. On Monday trades, the Nifty auto index gained as much as 1.4 percent with Bajaj Auto and Tata Motors gaining 3.5 and 2.8 percent respectively.”There is a feelgood factor as there could be more spending because of the ongoing festival season,” Bhasin told IE.last_img read more

16 HIV positive Rohingyas found one dies

first_imgA Rohingya refugee woman who arrived from Myanmar last night by boat, sits on the bank of the Naf river as border guards temporarily hold them, in Shah Porir Dwip, Teknaf, Bangladesh, 7 October, 2017. Photo: ReutersAround 16 Rohingya people having with HIV positive were found in Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, reports UNB.Physician Shahin Abdur Rahman Chowdhury, a resource person of Rohingya camp and also a residential medical officer of the hospital, said that they have detected 16 patients infected with HIV since 25 August.Of them, nine patients are now undergoing treatment while treatment for the rest six will begin soon.Meanwhile, one of the HIV patients died before starting the treatment, said the physician.Abdus Salam, civil surgeon of the district, said that the number of patients having HIV is increasing.He said that some 2,000 medical staffs, including 100 MBBS doctors, specialist physicians, intern physicians, medical students, are working for ensuring treatment at Rohingya camps.last_img read more

Afghan diplomat killed in Karachi shooting

first_imgA policeman walks past a police vehicle parked to cordon a street leading to the Afghan consulate in Karachi, after an Afghan diplomat was shot dead on Monday in the consulate, Pakistan 6 February, 2017. ReutersAn Afghan diplomat was shot dead on Monday in the Afghan consulate in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi in what was described as a personal dispute, Pakistani officials said.The consulate’s third secretary was killed by a private guard, who had been arrested, police official Saqib Ismail told Reuters.”The guard used his automatic weapon, firing multiple bullets,” Ismail said, adding that the guard was also an Afghan national.Another police official, deputy inspector general Azad Khan, told reporters the shooting appeared to be the result of a personal dispute.Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal confirmed the shooting on his official Facebook account.”Firing inside Afg Consulate General in Karachi at around 12:30 pm today … has been carried out by an Afghan guard inside the compound resulting in fatality of one of our diplomats,” Zakhilwal wrote.”It seems to be a personal dispute related criminal act.”last_img read more

Selfinflating bike tires campaign for dollars

first_imgPumpTire developers have in mind two end products, one for casual cyclists and the other for cyclists who want high performance. For the latter, The City Pro has a max 100 psi, and the City Cruiser is a 26″ x 1.5″ tire with a maximum 65 psi.In the video showing how it works, the founder of the project, Benjamin Krempel, hops on his bicycle and takes it for a ride. We see the pressure on the tire rising from 22 to 52 psi in over a mile. As for the higher-performance tire product, the user is allowed to set the pressure from 65 to 95 psi.True to the Kickstarter project practice, Krempel and team are posting project details on the Kickstarter site, hoping backers will donate toward their goal, which is $250,000. They want to use that money to work with vendors and engineers to put in place the right materials and processes and to get tools and materials for assembly. The project will only be funded if at least $250,000 is pledged by October 5, according to the site. At the time of this writing, they have $3,619 with 43 backers. As offers to those who pledge, they give those who pledge $75 two Cruiser tires, two valves and two tubes at the expected retail value of $129.90. Those who pledge $45 get one Cruiser tire, (you guessed it). one valve and one tube at the expected retail price of $64.95. Pledges of one dollar or more get the team’s warm thanks for doing a good deed. Explore further ( — Bicycle owners are being offered a no-hassle solution to keeping their bicycle tires sidewalk and road-worthy. The solution is called the PumpTire, billed as the world’s first self-inflating bicycle tire. Thanks simply to the rolling motion of the tire, and inventor ingenuity, it can happen. Right now, it’s an advanced prototype, not something to yank off any shelf. PumpTire is promoting this off the Kickstarter project site. The PumpTire team hopes that, with enough donations, they can transform their prototype into products for cyclists everywhere. Citation: Self-inflating bike tires campaign for dollars (2011, August 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2011 PumpTire is the company and product name of a set of items that consist of a tire, a tube, and detachable valve. The inner tube clips into the tire to allow the air to pass from the tire to the tube. Once the desired pressure is reached, the pump stops. The valve senses the increase in pressure. and closes the air pathway so that no more air is pumped into the tire. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. PumpTire prototype takes riders off of pumping grind More information: … flating-bicycle-tirelast_img read more

Book Honduras with Sunwing to earn bonus commission STAR Points

first_imgBook Honduras with Sunwing to earn bonus commission & STAR Points Posted by Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Travelweek Group Sharecenter_img TORONTO — Throughout the month of December, Sunwing is offering agents 4% bonus commission on all new bookings to Roatan and La Ceiba, Honduras.The tour operator has partnered with select hotels and resorts in both destinations for the month of December. The promotion runs until Dec. 31.In addition to commission, agents will also receive STAR Agent Reward Points that convert into cash. Plus, each time an agent makes a booking to any participating resort in either destination, they’ll gain a ballot for a chance to win an all-inclusive vacation for two to one of these vacation hotspots. The more bookings an agent makes, the more chances they’ll have to win.A seven-day, all-inclusive vacation package will be given away each week during the promotion.Participating resorts are offering various incentives throughout the month, from complimentary room upgrades to resort credits. For example, guests can enjoy incredible diving at a reduced rate with select pre-sold packages at Fantasy Island Beach Resort, Dive and Marina in Roatan, a family-friendly resort nestled on its own 21-acre private island.More news: Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJOther participating resorts include: Mayan Princess Beach and Dive Resort; Paradise Beach Hotel and Resort; Infinity Bay Spa and Beach resort; Palma Real Beach Resort and Villas; The Lodge at Pico Bonito, and more.Sunwing offers weekly flights from Montreal and Toronto to both La Ceiba and Roatan. New for this season, clients from Bagotville and Quebec will be able to take advantage of a new flight service to Roatan departing Mondays between Dec. 18, 2017 and April 16, 2018.All packages in the promotion include return flights on Sunwing Airlines. For more information on the promotion, visit Tags: Commission, Honduras, Sunwing << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Quiet tip unleashed Panama Papers

first_imgIt began with a message — anonymous, of course: “Hello. This is John Doe. Interested in data?”The recipient, German newspaper reporter Bastian Obermayer, promptly responded that he was. What followed was almost unimaginable: “Doe” began forwarding files that ultimately contained 11.5 million documents, four decades’ worth of digitized records from a Panamanian law firm that specializes in setting up offshore companies for wealthy clients.The Doe data dump to Obermayer and his colleague Frederik Obermaier in 2014 eventually triggered a unique cooperative project among journalists around the world. The effort culminated on Sunday when, in a coordinated release, dozens of news organizations began publishing stories about the Panama Papers. The vast cache outlines how world leaders, celebrities and individuals have used offshore companies to shield their wealth from public disclosure, and in some cases possibly to avoid taxes or mask illegal activity.Read: Costa Rica in the Panama Papers leakThe first wave of stories — the disclosures could go on for years — has already led Iceland’s prime minister to tender his resignation over revelations of his offshore holdings. Among the thousands of people named in the documents are Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s family members, close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s late father, Ian, and soccer superstar Lionel Messi. The news reports prompted President Barack Obama, among others, to call for international tax reform.More than a year after Doe first contacted them at their Munich-based newspaper, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Obermayer, 38, and Obermaier, 32, still have no idea who their source is or why he or she (or possibly they) came to them.To protect Doe’s identity and safety, however, they remain purposely guarded about what they do know. “We can’t disclose any numbers or times (of contact), of course, or if we are still in contact,” Obermayer said in an exchange of emails Wednesday. “But we have communicated a lot, through different ways, all encrypted. On some days, I chatted more with the source than with my wife. We had a lot to talk about.”The little background they gleaned involves the source’s motivation, which Obermayer quotes this way: “‘I want you to report on the material and to make these crimes public.’” The source never asked for financial compensation, they said.The extent of the material from the law firm, Mossack Fonseca & Co., proved so daunting — it would take more than 38,000 average-sized books to contain 11.5 million pages — that the German reporters turned to the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) for help.ICIJ, an 11-person unit of the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity, had worked with the German newspaper and other news organizations on cross-border investigations before. The organization coordinated reporters in 45 countries last year to investigate leaked files from a Swiss private-banking firm that hid hundreds of millions of dollars from tax authorities. The “Swiss Leaks” project followed one a few months earlier involving the revelation of secret tax deals between hundreds of global companies and officials in Luxembourg.But the sheer sprawl of the Panama Papers, covering thousands of names and entities around the world, presented a much larger challenge.Working gradually, region by region, ICIJ assembled a team of 370 journalists from about 100 media organizations spread over 70 countries, according to Michael Hudson and Marina Walker, the ICIJ’s senior editor and project manager, respectively. (The organization’s American media partners were McClatchy Newspapers and Fusion, the website and cable network; The Washington Post and ICIJ were partners on a 2013 investigation of tax havens.)The goal was to find local journalists who knew the territory. “Instead of us parachuting in to do reporting, we let the folks on ground do it,” Hudson said. “So many of the most important stories today are so complex and so global that the old-style lone-wolf reporter or Woodward and Bernstein just can’t do it.”The effort, known internally as Project Prometheus, required an unusual degree of cooperation among typically competitive news organizations. The “partners” had to agree to share newsworthy nuggets with the entire group, and not to publish anything ahead of the mass release on Sunday.All of the particulars were spelled out in a series of meetings held in Washington, Munich and Johannesburg last year.The potential for security breaches also required the journalists to remain tight-lipped about the project for months on end. Digital protections are one thing, but “sometimes the weakest link is the human link,” Walker said. “We told people, ‘Don’t leave your computer open. Don’t open (WiFi) in a cafeteria. And if you ever lose your phone, tell us.”The precautions seemed to have worked; the first public inklings of the project came only last week when Russian officials, contacted by reporters for comment, denounced the questions and falsely accused ICIJ of being an arm of the U.S. government.The upshot may be that there is strength in numbers. Said Obermaier: “We are always better in a huge group of journalists than doing it alone.”© 2016, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Iceland premier resigns in Panama Papers scandal Panama and ‘Panama Papers’ law firm under the media’s lenses Football: Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal Panama Papers: secret accounts of the rich and powerfullast_img read more

Costa Rican triathlete Leonardo Chacón finishes sixth at Xterra World Championship

first_imgRelated posts:Ironman competition to be held in Costa Rica for first time ever Costa Rica’s Nery Brenes qualifies for 200-meter dash in Olympics with new national record Costa Rica’s Román Urbina inducted into Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Olympic Update: Costa Rica still in search of defining moment in Rio A few months after competing in his second Olympic Games, Costa Rican triathlete Leonardo Chacón put on a gutsy performance at the Xterra World Championship in Maui, Hawaii. The 32-year-old from Liberia finished sixth in the men’s category Sunday with a total time of 2 hours 57 minutes and 14 seconds.The Xterra World Championship – a triathlon for qualified participants only that combines swimming, cycling, and trail running – hosted more than 800 athletes from around the world.Identifying itself as the “world’s premier off-road triathlon,” the grueling race leads participants through 20 miles of mountain biking and another 6.5 miles of trail running through Maui.The race seems to have taken its toll on Chacón, who posted a Facebook photo of himself clearly exhausted after the race Sunday. Chacón was bedridden after the grueling race in which he fell seven times. (Leonardo Chacón via Facebook)“I gave everything I had,” he wrote in the Facebook post. “The rains here in Maui made the bike route one of the most brutal ones that I’ve ever done. I fell seven times and was dehydrated but I couldn’t take myself out of the race. Far from excusing myself, I’m taking this as a learning experience and will look to keep getting better.”Chacón’s hard-fought finish earned him a $1,500 prize. In 2012, Chacón finished fourth in the Xterra World Championship in Maui, according to the Costa Rican Olympic Committee.The next few weeks won’t provide much recovery time for the triathlete, who is expected to compete in the famous Ruta de Los Conquistadores mountain bike race here in Costa Rica. The multi-day race begins Nov. 3 in Jacó before concluding in Limón two days later.The winners of the 2016 Xterra World Championship were Mexico’s Mauricio Méndez (men’s) and Bermuda’s Flora Duffy (women’s). Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Mar 13, 2019 6:15 am PDT Harry Styles, Brian May, Monae to present at Rock Hall This combination photo shows Harry Styles, from left, Brian May and Janelle Monae, who will presenting at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 29. Styles will induct Stevie Nicks, May will induct Def Leppard and Monae will induct Janet Jackson. (AP Photo) NEW YORK — Harry Styles, Queen’s Brian May and Janelle Monae are among those presenting at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.Stevie Nicks, who made it into the Rock Hall in 1998 with Fleetwood Mac, will be inducted by Styles, while May will induct Def Leppard and Monae will induct Janet Jackson.The event that will tape at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 29 will also include Trent Reznor inducting The Cure; David Byrne inducting Radiohead; Duran Duran’s John Taylor and Simon Le Bon inducting Roxy Music; and Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles inducting The Zombies.The ceremony will air on HBO on April 27.The Associated Presslast_img read more