CRPF jawans injured as militants open fire in Anantnag district

first_imgSeveral jawans were injured in an attack by militants on a CRPF patrol party near Lazibal area, Anantnag district of south Kashmir, on Thursday morning.However, unconfirmed reports suggest four jawans were injured. “We are assessing the situation. Reinforcements have been sent to nab the attackers,” said a police official.last_img

Manny Pacquiao, Metta World Peace attend Rising Stars boxing card

first_imgColombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Manny Pacquiao and Metta World Peace during the Rising Stars’ event at Resorts World Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao arrived in Resorts World Manila on Saturday for the Rising Stars fight card, a boxing event he is co-promoting with Ringstar Asia.Pacquiao wasn’t the lone sporting star to walk in as he brought his friend and former defensive ace Metta World Peace with him.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Rising Stars: Samuel Salva stays unbeaten, gets shot at IBF minimumweight belt Google Philippines names new country director Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img LATEST STORIES The two were also joined by Pacquiao’s family as they all dined at a steakhouse just beside where the venue of the boxing event.World Peace is in town for the NBTC National Finals where Jeron and other Filipino high school standouts showcased their skills in a week-long tournament.World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, won a championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010 and was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2004.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Loud cheers broke out upon the arrival of Pacquiao and Metta World Peace, who also brought his Filipino-American son Jeron Artest.Manny Pacquiao, one-time NBA champion Metta World Peace arrive here at Resorts World Manila. Pacquiao is co-promoter of “Rising Stars” boxing event along with Ringstar Asia. STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) March 23, 2019 Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventlast_img read more

Euro 2016 Venues

first_img1. Stade de France Situated in the north of Paris, the Stade de France is the national stadium of France. With a massive seating capacity of 80,000, it is the largest stadium in France and the fifth largest in Europe. It was officially opened in January, 1998 to host the World Cup which was scheduled later that year. It has since been the home ground of the French national football team and the French rugby union team for international competitions.Stade de France is scheduled to host the final of the Euro 2016 championship apart from four first-round group matches, one round of 16 match, and a quarter-final.Capacity: 80,0002. Stade VelodromeLocated in the city of Marseille, Stade Velodrome is a multi-purpose stadium opened in 1937. It was built to serve as a playing venue for the 1938 World Cup. With a capacity of 67,000, it is the largest club football ground in France and is also used regularly by the French rugby union team. The venue originally had a cycling as well as a running track but was completely rebuilt for the 1998 World Cup and has since then got its round-shaped stands. During Euro 2016, it will host four first-round group matches, a quarter-final, and one of the two semi-finals.Capacity: 67,0003. Parc Olympique Lyonnais Parc Olympique Lyonnais is located in the suburbs of the city of Lyon and is a newly-built stadium opened in January 2016. Built at a cost of 600 million Euros, it has a capacity of 59,186 seats, of which about 6,000 are business seats and 105 of them are lodges. Also referred to as Grand Stade OL or Stade des Lumieres, it is the home ground of the French football club Olympique Lyonnais. The stadium will host four group matches, a round of 16 match, and one of the two semi-finals in Euro 2016.advertisementCapacity: 59,1864. Stade Pierre Mauroy Located in the picturesque city of Lille in the north of France, Stade Pierre Mauroy is the home ground of football club LOSC Lille. Officially opened in 2012, it was initially named Grand Stade Lille Metropole but was later renamed Stade Pierre Mauroy in 2013 after the death of the former French Prime Minister. Equipped with a retractable roof, Stade Pierre Mauroy can also host large concerts and smaller indoor sports. During Euro 2016, it will host four group matches, a round of 16 match, and a quarter-final.Capacity: 50,0005. Parc des Princes Parc des Princes or ‘Park of the Princess’ is located in the southwest of Paris and has been the home ground of the French football club Paris Saint-Germain since 1973. Officially inaugurated in 1972, it replaced the old stadium Velodrome, which had stood in its place since 1897. One of the most modern stadiums in the country, it has regularly hosted matches of the French national team, Coupe de France finals, and it was the playing venue of several European Cup finals. It was also one of the venues of the 1998 World Cup. Parc des Princes will host four group matches and a round of 16 match in Euro 2016.Capacity: 45,000Stadium de Toulouse Built in 1937, the Stadium de Toulouse is located in central Toulouse on an island in the river Garonne. The stadium hosted group matches and knockouts during the 1938 and 1998 World Cups. During Euro 2016, the stadium will host group-stage matches and a Round of 16 clash. Capacity – 35,472Stade Bollaert-Delelis Built in 1934, Stade Bollaert-Delelis is located in the city of Lens and it used to be an oval-shaped stadium until 1970 when a new main stand was built and it lost its oval shape. The stadium was earlier known as Stade Felix-Bollaert. During Euro 2016, the stadium in Lens will see a group-stage match between England and Wales on June 16 along with other group and knockout games.Capacity – 38,223Stade de Nice Stade de Nice, more popularly known as the Allianz Riviera, is a brand new stadium which opened in 2013. It was built as a replacement for the run-down Stade du Ray stadium for the local club OGC Nice. The stadium will host three first-round group matches and one round of 16 game during the tournament. Allianz Riviera will also host some of the major pool matches of the European Championship.Capacity – 35,624Stade Geoffroy-Guichard Businessman Geoffroy Guichard donated a plot of land on which the stadium was built in 1931. It had a running track around the pitch and a grand stand of just 800 seats. It was then redeveloped in 1956 and the running track was done away with which increased the capacity of the stadium. During Euro 2016, group games between Portugal-Iceland and Czech Republic-Croatia will be played at this venue along with a Round of 16 match as well.advertisementCapacity – 41,500Stade de Bordeaux The Stade de Bordeaux is one of the brand new stadiums to be used for Euro 2016 this year. The stadium was opened just last year as a replacement for the Bodeaux’s old stadium Stade Chaban-Delmas. Apart from the group games, the stadium will the third quarter-final on July 2. The other marquee clash on this ground will be between defending champions Spain and Croatia on June 21.Capacity – 42,115last_img read more

IOA executive council overrules president, shifts AGM venue

first_img(Eds: Rpt after correction in para 2) New Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) Undermining the authority of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president N Ramachandran, the executive council today decided to shift the venue of the Annual General Body from Chennai to New Delhi against his wishes besides reversing another decision taken by him. Ramachandran did not attend the emergent executive council meeting called by secretary general Rajeev Mehta after 19 of the 27 members of the top decision making body demanded it. In Ramachandrans absence, senior vice president Virendra Nanavati chaired the meeting. Twenty-one of the 27 executive council members attended todays meeting while vice-president Anurag Thakur expressed inability to attend it as he was busy with assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh. Ramachandran has already called a meeting of executive council in Chennai on November 9. He has also called the AGM on December 14 in Chennai to elect the new office bearers of the IOA, including the president and secretary general. “The decision taken today will be ratified at the Executive Council meeting called by the president on November 9 in Chennai,” Mehta said. Ramachandrans support in the council has been reduced to a few members and if some are to be believed he can be removed from his post before or during the AGM on December 14. He now faces the prospect of being outmanoeuvred by his rivals at his home turf in the IOA power struggle as all the members who attended the meeting today decided to be present in the meeting called by him on November 9. “The executive council today decided to hold the AGM in Delhi instead of in Chennai on December 14. We have also named the election commission and returning officer to conduct the elections on December 14 during this AGM. All of them are the same as those who conducted the elections in February 2014,” vice-president Tarlochan Singh said. Asked if it is legal to hold an executive council meeting on the demand of the members and not by the president, Tarlochan said, “Under the IOA Constitution, the Executive Council can also called a meeting. If the majority of members want a meeting, the president or the secretary general will have to call it. “There is overwhelming majority, 19 out of 27 wanted this meeting and today 21 turned up. This is totally legal. The president should have been graceful enough and attend this meeting. But unfortunately, he chose not to attend this. Neither he called the meeting nor attended it.” The meeting also decided to reject the arbitrators appointed by Ramachandran in the factional feud in the Andhra Pradesh Olympic Association. Another vice-president R K Anand lashed out at Ramachandran for creating unnecessary trouble despite being ineligible to contest elections as per the age limit of 70. “We are not following the Lodha Committee recommendations but we are totally following the National Sports Code as far as tenure and age limit guidelines are concerned. Ramachandran is 69 and I think he will be 70 sometime in August next year. He is not eligible to contest for the post of president,” Anand said. “The post of IOA president is four years. A candidate will have to fulfil the qualification to remain in office for four years before contesting the election,” he said. The members though did not go the extreme and did not take any decision on a motion by Hockey India to take action on Ramachandran for tarnishing the image of the IOA. HI had cited Ramachandrans recent action to appoint arbitrators on his own without consulting anybody and the attempt to recognise the erstwhile Indian Amateur Boxing Federation as a clear attempt to please Abhay Singh Chautala who once headed the body. “We did not want to take the extreme step because we dont want controversy. It is better if he (Ramachandran) is sidelined automatically. If he continues to create issues we will not leave him,” said Anand, who is also the president of Jharkhand Olympic Association. PTI PDS BS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Clientron unveils PT2500/ PST750 POS terminal for entry to high-end market

first_imgClientron debuts the advanced PT2500, a powerful, flexible all-in-one POS terminal, based on energy-efficient and powerful Intel 7th Gen. Core i processors to deliver high value and premium performance product segments for retail and hospitality solutions. The PT2500 is built upon the existing features of the popular PT2000 series. With the state-of-art configurations, the PT2500 features panel PC style all-in-one POS terminal with standard VESA mount supporting various foot stands for options. It supports 15” projected capacitive multi-touch, offering IP64 water & dust-proof and 7H degree scratch-proof, and presents the features of solid flat panel for cleaning grease stain easily.  The PT2500 aims to mainstream POS market with valuable benefits supporting multiple peripheral solutions to enhance user experience.With solid and streamline design, the PT2500 runs on high performance Intel Gen.7 dual core processors including Intel Celeron 3965U 2.20GHz, Intel Core i3-7100U 2.40 GHz ,Intel Core i5-7200U 3.10 GHz and Intel Core i7-7500U 3.50 GHz platforms to accommodate customers’ needs from entry to high-end POS market.Featuring modular mechanical design, the PT2500 supports easy installation and maintenance for HDD, and optional POS peripheral modules mountable for both side of display with a simple USB connector. In addition, it supports various peripherals options for easy expansion and multiple choices for optional VFD, 8”/ 9.7” customer displays, MSR, iButton, barcode scanner and WiFi module, these make PT2500 a flexible and cutting edge POS terminal with high expansibility. Moreover, it offers rich I/O including four USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports and three powered COM ports for POS peripherals connection such as payment solution, receipt printer, membership card reader, and etc.The PST750 Printer POS Terminal is based on the PT2500 POS platform with multiple integrated thermal printer options. It offers free space on the stand for multiple cube type thermal printers including Epson and Seiko, and fits perfectly into environments, where counter space saving and flexibility is demanded. With screw-less rear cover assembly design, it allows to easy access receipt printer, and a built-in high speed thermal printer helps users to improve work efficiency.The smart design of the All-in-one PT2500 provides quality and high performance in the most demanding hospitality and retail environments at an affordable price. Additionally, with its flexible design, the PT2500 can be used not only for point-of-service solution but also can be used as a self-service terminal, a price checker or for digital signage promotion.The PT2500 / PST750 POS terminals are available now.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ST makes IoT sensing accessible with IoT plug and play, ready to connect to Microsoft AzureNext Machine learning aids wireless channel characterizationlast_img read more

2019 World Cup: Focus on team balance as India face New Zealand in warm-up match

first_imgIndia will take on New Zealand in their first warm-up match of ICC 2019 World Cup at The Oval on Saturday.Virat Kohli’s men had landed in the United Kingdom earlier this week and have already had two training sessions. Considered one of the favourtes at World Cup 2019, India will be keen on leaving no stone unturned when it comes to preparing and getting acclimatised to conditions in the UK.India, who are bidding to win their 3rd World Cup title, will be looking to get their team combination right ahead of their opening game against South Africa on June 5. After Saturday’s warm-up tie against New Zealand, India also face Bangladesh on May 28 in Cardiff.All eyes will be on India’s No. 4 spot as India have been struggling to find a mainstay for the crucial batting position in the team. All-rounder Vijay Shankar, who had made his ODI debut in 2019, was earmarked for the role but Shankar’s availability is uncertain as he was hit on the right hand during a training session on Friday in London.In Shankar’s absence, KL Rahul who was seen as a reserve opener might play at No. 4. The Kings XI Punjab opener was in fine form in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 and he will be hoping to impress.Shots from what our training session looked like on the eve of the first warm-up game for #CWC19 #TeamIndia (@BCCI) May 24, 2019Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav eye return to formadvertisementKedar Jadhav’s performance will also be keenly followed as the India all-rounder seems to have recovered in time after picking up a shoulder injury during IPL 2019. Jadhav did not bowl for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and is reportedly yet to roll his arms over at the Team India nets in London.Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya and captain Virat Kohli were in fine form in IPL but all eyes will be on Rohit Sharma as India’s vice-captain will be hoping to hit peak form following an ordinary IPL season with the bat.While the pace bowling department looks a well-oiled machine, concerns surrounding Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling form will come to forefront when the young wrist-spinner takes the field on Saturday.With clouds expected to be hanging over the Oval, India seamers will be keen on making an early impact. The spinners will also come into play, considering large square boundaries at the iconic venue.On the other hand, New Zealand, runners-up of the 2015 World Cup, will be hoping to lay down an early marker by handing World Cup favourites India a defeat on Saturday.Tom Latham will be unavailable due to an injury and Tom Blundell gets an opportunity to showcase his worth as wicketkeeper-batsman.With the likes of Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor in fine form, New Zealand will be hoping to negate the much-talked-about Indian bowling threat.The battle between the two pace attacks will be an interesting watch. While Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult are likely to lead the new-ball attack for New Zealand, India will bank on Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.SquadsIndia: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed ShamiNew Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.Also Read | MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in high spirits ahead of World Cup 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: Afghanistan hand Pakistan 3-wicket defeat in 1st warm-up matchAlso See:last_img read more

‘It’s in Man City’s DNA to mess things up!’

first_imgManchester City Roy Keane: It’s in Man City’s DNA to mess things up! Last updated 2 years ago 08:39 11/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Manchester City celebrate Getty Images Manchester City Manchester United Premier League UEFA Champions League The Manchester United legend still has his doubts about Pep Guardiola’s side despite their dazzling early season form Roy Keane still has his doubts about Manchester City as a top European club despite Pep Guardiola’s side’s blistering start the season.City are currently five points clear at the top of the Premier League and already through to the Champions League knockout stages after seeing off Napoli on Wednesday.Arsenal +2 8/11 v Man City Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The strong start certainly has former Manchester United captain Keane impressed with the way City are playing, but he’s still not a believer that they can sustain their form. “They’re playing well. We obviously know trophies aren’t given out at this time of year but, my goodness, they are playing some outstanding stuff,” he said speaking to ITV. “They have momentum behind them.”You just expect City to score three or four goals every game and they did it again tonight. Outstanding, and if they can keep that going they’ll take some stopping.”My only concern for City at the moment is that I think it is in their DNA as a club to mess things up,” he added.”They have previous where they’ve got carried away. But you look at their squad and the players they have if they get a bit of luck with injuries and the coach, and they’ll take some stopping.”City host Arsenal on Sunday in their final Premier League match before the upcoming international break.last_img read more

CanadaUS trade talks take a break for long weekend

first_imgNegotiations between Canada and the U.S. about reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement have ended without an agreement.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said negotiators would meet again next week in an effort to reach an agreement.“We’re not there yet,” Freeland said.For now, the U.S. plans to move forward with a deal with Mexico on terms reached earlier in the week.It’s not clear what this means for the NAFTA.The White House had placed a Friday deadline to provide Congress with the necessary 90 days’ notice that it intended to enter into a new trade agreement and still have the new deal signed by December 1, the day Mexico’s new president takes office.Canada’s dairy market quotas appear to be a stumbling block, with U.S. officials saying Canada had made no concessions on agriculture and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying he was standing firm on the issue.last_img read more

National Park Service Illuminates 100 Years From Brooklyn Bridge Park

first_imgOn August 22, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will illuminate the iconic New York City skyline, continuing the centennial celebration of the National Park Service.With the help of Bill Nye, Questlove, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell – and with a nod to the innovative spirit of Thomas Edison National Historical Park – the event at Brooklyn Bridge Park will inspire new generations to discover America’s treasures, our national parks. The event is the third in the summer long Park Exchange series for the NPS Centennial, and is part of the #FindYourPark/#EncuentraTuParque movement.Through a partnership with One World Trade Center and Brooklyn Bridge Park, the event will allow participants to control the color of the One World Trade Center Spire for the first time ever by working together to solve interactive, collaborative puzzles on a giant digital circuit board. For those who want to follow the excitement remotely, the Statue of Liberty’s webcam of New York Harbor will offer views of the city. The festive day will feature music by Ramblin’ Dan and Questlove, appearances by Bill Nye, Secretary Jewell and park rangers, along with family-friendly activities exploring science and innovation. Interactive stations will encourage visitors to discover national parks and ways to make their own connections to parks.Across the country, National Park Service sites will join the celebration using Facebook Live as they complete a “virtual park circuit.” The circuit will start and end at the Brooklyn Bridge Park event site in New York, with park rangers throughout the country exploring different concepts of innovation, one park at a time. Each park will in turn tag the next one in the series and the circuit will be completed with a return to Brooklyn for the last live post. More information about the Virtual Park Circuit can be found online here.“To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will bring the creativity and inventiveness of Thomas Edison National Historical Park to New York City and connect the innovative spirit to parks across the country,” said Jonathan B. Jarvis, director of National Park Service. “National parks reflect the innovative spirit of America, because after all, they embody one of our nation’s most revolutionary ideas – that some of the most beautiful landscapes, iconic historic sites and culturally significant places should belong to every American. As we celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service this month illuminating the Manhattan skyline reflects this innovative, progressive American spirit and lights the way for the National Park Service as we enter our second century of service.”“The National Park Service protects over 84 million acres of US soil, from beautiful landscapes like Yellowstone National Park to important monuments like Stonewall National Monument,” said Bill Nye, Centennial Ambassador for the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement. “The event on August 22nd is the perfect invitation for everyone, from every generation, to be involved with our national parks.”The public is invited to join the centennial festivities at Brooklyn Bridge Park from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22. The free celebration will include:• 1:30 – 3:30 PM – Ice cream social with Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory • 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Musical performance by kid-friendly band, Ramblin’ Dan • 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM – Surprise musical performance • 7:45 PM – Opening Remarks with Bill Nye (Centennial Ambassador for the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement), U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Will Shafroth (National Park Foundation President), Regina Myer (Brooklyn Bridge Park President) • 8:00 – 10:00 PM – Guest celebrity DJ set by Questlove • Family-friendly activities like sand-art, corn hole, temporary tattoos, games, prizes and learning stations with National Park Foundation Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque partners American Express, Subaru, and Coca-Cola. There will also be interactive stations: ◦ American Express – and its nonprofit partner Games for Change will host an interactive game experience showcasing the new iOS game ­Save the Park ­where you play as a park volunteer and experience the conservation activities that support the national parks. They will also host a special “Smart Parks Game Jam” in which participants will learn the basics of game design and prototype games that encourage people to use technology to interact with parks, showing how games can inspire environmental stewardship and civic engagement. Games will be played by judges and winners will receive prizes provided by Games for Change. ◦ Subaru of America who will be on-site to raise awareness of its National Park Zero-Landfill Initiative, an effort to significantly reduce waste going into landfills from all national parks, while educating attendees on how they can help keep the parks beautiful for another 100 years. To further divert waste from landfills, Subaru will also be collecting soft drink and water bottle caps that will be recycled into a park bench and donated to an organization or park in need. ◦ The Coca-Cola Company will showcase their partnership with the National Park Foundation and the parks by highlighting the Active Trails initiative. Active Trails promotes getting community members outdoors and active in parks, deepening connections with local communities, and inspiring the next generation of park visitors and supporters.“It’s not often that someone – or something – celebrates 100 years on this planet. It’s super cool the National Park Service is celebrating its centennial by having me DJ their 100th birthday party,” said DJ Questlove, who will be playing a set at the New York Park Exchange event.“We launched the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement to encourage a new generation to seek out our country’s incredible national parks,” said Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. “As we draw closer to this milestone anniversary, it is thrilling to see these connections taking root. Millions of people across the country are discovering that national parks are relevant to their lives in many ways. The National Park Foundation is committed to continuing these efforts as we enter the next 100 years of protecting and sharing these treasures.”Some of the most admired companies in the world are supporting the National Park Foundation’s efforts for #FindYourPark, including American Express, Budweiser, Subaru, REI, Humana, and Disney. Additional partners include Coleman and Coca-Cola.For each of the three Park Exchange events, a national park experience is conveyed to – or exchanged with – one of America’s urban centers. The first exchange in May brought the majesty of Redwoods National and State Parks to the campus of the University of Texas at Austin and projected the giant trees on the side of the iconic University of Texas Tower. In June, an exchange event brought a traditional second line parade from New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park to another musically rich city Chicago. A calendar of events taking place across the country to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial can be found at host and a partner for the New York Park Exchange event, Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre sustainable waterfront park stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline; its mission is to create and maintain a world class park that is a recreational, environmental and cultural destination enjoyed by the residents of, and visitors to, New York City.last_img read more

Princess Lalla Hasna Inaugurates Rabat Hassan II Park

Rabat – After cutting the inaugural ribbon, Lalla Hasna toured the park’s facilities, which include an amphitheater, a musical fountain, an administrative building, a playground, two skate parks, a 10-meter climbing wall, three mini football pitches, three basketball and volleyball courts, and a football field.The princess is King Mohammed VI’s younger sister and chairwoman of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection. At the park, she posed for souvenir photos with children and young artists and athletes who presented musical, juggling, and acrobatic shows.The director general of the Rabat-Sale Urban Agency, Khaddouj Guenou, gave Lalla Hasna a book titled “Rabat, Garden City.” Upon her arrival at the park on Sunday, the princess reviewed a unit of the auxiliary forces and was greeted by Minister of Youth and Sports Rachid Talbi Alami; the wali (governor) of the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region, Mohamed Mhidia, and the director general of the local authorities, Khalid Safir. read more

Encana reports US245M Q1 loss on restructuring and unrealized hedging loss

The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:ECA) CALGARY — Encana Corp. reported a loss of US$245 million in its latest quarter as it was hit by restructuring costs and an unrealized hedging loss.The company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says the loss amounted to 20 cents per share for the quarter ended March 31.That compared with a profit of $151 million or 16 cents per share in the same quarter a year earlier.Encana says its adjusted operating profit for the first quarter totalled $165 million or 14 cents per share, compared with an operating profit of $156 million or 16 cents per share a year ago when it had fewer shares outstanding.Analysts on average had expected a profit of eight cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.In its outlook, Encana reiterated its capital spending target of $2.7 billion to $2.9 billion and reaffirmed its production targets, including approximately 15 per cent liquids growth from its core growth assets. read more

Moroccos Police Arrest 5 Suspects for Alleged Links to Drug Trafficking

Rabat – The judicial police in Benguerir, near Marrakech, arrested five people, on October 2, on suspicion of links to a drug trafficking network.The suspects were in possession of large quantities of drugs, the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said in a statement.The mastermind of the network, aged 30, was the subject of several national search notices. Police arrested him along with four accomplices, including a minor. The suspects were in possession of 512 kilograms of kif, a type of cannabis, 94 kilograms of cured leaves, and six kilograms of cannabis resin.Police also seized several knives and two motorcycles. Security services put the suspects in custody for further investigation.Read Also: Morocco’s DGSN Arrested 420,348 People for Drug Trafficking in 2019The operation is part of Morocco’s crackdown operation against drug trafficking and smugglers.On Monday, September 30, police seized 6.4 tons of cannabis resin in Guelmin, southern Morocco.DGSN shared statistics in September, emphasizing that its staff arrested 420,348 people on charges of drug trafficking from January  1 to September 15.Police have arrested 331,252 people for possession of drugs, while 89,096 were arrested after public prosecutors put out arrest warrants, the DGSN added.During the same period, police seized 112 tons and 1438 kilograms of cannabis and its derivatives. Police also seized 1,161,000 psychotropic pills, 44 kilograms of cocaine, and six kilograms of heroin.Read Also: Morocco Seizes 6 Tons of Cannabis Resin in Southern Morocco read more

Group calling itself LTTE denies links in Rajivs killing

The LTTE is represented by Lathan Suntharalingam and Kuruparan Kurusamy. The statement notes that the LTTE believes the pre-planned murder of the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi, is the result of a conspiracy motivated by the purpose of dismantling the strong relationship between the Indian government and the LTTE.“We ask for an immediate cessation of this allegation of defamation upon the LTTE concerning the murder of Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. As a result, we hope to put an end to the infamy on the LTTE on an international platform and that the International Community would at last end the ban on the LTTE that prevent our People to breathe the air of freedom,” the statement added. (Colombo Gazette)Download (PDF, 191KB) In a media statement, the LTTE said that it never intended to demolish the leadership of India nor attack India.“We never turned our guns towards any person nor leader who was not part of Sri Lanka. We never planned any attack against any non-Sri Lankan leader. We never developed any action against any national leader of India,” the newly formed LTTE said. Both Suntharalingam and Kurusamy have been very active members of the Tamil diaspora community, supporting the now militarily-defeated LTTE. A new organisation operating mainly from Switzerland using the name “The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)” has denied being directly involved in the killing of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.The newly-formed LTTE promotes itself as a political group shunning violence while pushing for Tamil concerns to be addressed. read more

TT Education Minister wants school ban on phones with cameras enforced

Asked about why the student was screaming when the act was being performed on him, Augustine said one must understand the context in which the incident occurred.“People don’t know. The screaming was part of the play and children do scream and carry on. He may not have liked it…what I’m saying is he was not assaulted, he was not hospitalised, he was not traumatised,” he said.He added: “People are not willing to step back and think. Everybody is rushing to say…rape…abuse….not everything is that, particularly when the clip is so short. They need to ask appropriate questions and find out and you cannot hide anything today.”He assured there were no cover-ups on the part of the school, saying, “Everything is out there.”He also said he himself had nothing to hide.Augustine said the families of both boys were satisfied the matter was appropriately handled, adding that boys were “back to school and normal.” (Trinidad Guardian) Education Minister Anthony Garcia has once again made the call to principals to enforce the ban on cell phones with cameras in all schools. The only cell phones which will be allowed into schools will be those without cameras.Education Minister Anthony GarciaGarcia made the call in the wake of an incident involving two Form Two students at Fatima College, Port-of-Spain, who were recorded in an act being described as a children’s prank.The video, which was subsequently posted on social media, incensed many, with some expressing the concern one of the boys had been sexually assaulted by the other.Yesterday, Garcia said the latest incident had driven home why the cell phone ban should be enforced. He said the videotaping of incidents in schools could have dire consequences, adding that the two students “could be labelled for life.”“They were engaging in child’s play…a normal thing for boys that age to engage in that kind of play,” Garcia said.He said the parents of the students had also agreed it was child’s play and were satisfied no harm was done.Garcia said the ban on cell phones with cameras in schools had been the ministry’s policy for the past ten years but it was up to the principals to ensure this was done. He said it was also the responsibility of school supervisors to liaise with principals to ensure the policy was carried out.Pressed on why principals had not been enforcing the policy, Garcia said it was not for him to answer but rather the various school administrators, as this was part of the operational aspect.Meanwhile, the principal at the centre of the latest incident which sparked Garcia’s latest edict, Fatima College Fr Gregory Augustine, said it was unfortunate because someone in the class filmed the incident, which was against school regulations as cell phones with cameras were not permitted.In speaking about the incident, Augustine said, “I am really amazed in the kind of interest that people have in a two-second video and that people can come to a judgment from two seconds.“This is a boy playing the fool. He was spoken to and that’s it. He acted foolishly, imprudently and he was spoken to with his mother.”He said it was unfortunate the “foolish play” was being termed as “rape” by some who saw it on social media.“I really don’t understand…how people could form an opinion from two seconds…and for people to come up with a thesis. I really find it odd and we need to be much more discerning,” Augustine said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedT&T PM offers to wave immigration regulation for DominicansSeptember 22, 2017In “Regional”Indigenous wear matter being investigated, says subject MinisterMay 30, 2018In “Business”T&T shakes up tuition aid programmeAugust 4, 2016In “latest news” read more

Kevin Owens back in the ring preparing for return Dean Ambrose on

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Google+ Pinterest WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Kevin Owens just noted on Twitter that he is already back in the ring and worked a match with Adam Cole, presumably at the WWE Performance Center.Owens noted it was his first time wrestling Cole in nearly five years and had fun giving the match a “star” rating at the end of his tweet.I just wrestled @AdamColePro for the first time in 4 and a half years. There was exactly one spectator.He gave it 51.25 stars. — Kevin (@FightOwensFight) February 1, 2019As reported earlier, WWE started hyping that Owens would be returning to Monday Night RAW soon back in December. He’s expected to be ready after WrestleMania.Dean Ambrose on the road with is currently advertising Dean Ambrose for RAW live events this weekend in Canada and the live RAW taping this Monday night in Portland.So while reports broke last week that Ambrose gave his notice (something WWE confirmed in a statement to Wrestleview), it would appear he will continue on the road with the company at live events and TV tapings until April.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs John Cena Retired?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:31 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 Is John Cena Retired? Now Playing Up Next Facebook Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live center_img WWE Announces Huge 4-Way Battles For SmackDown Live Becky Lynch Delighted Ronda Rousey Left WWE Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE NXT Results – 9/4/19 (Adam Cole defends the NXT Championship against Jordan Myles) Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next WWE Will Use Roman Reigns To Improve RAW`s Rotten Ratingslast_img

Weekend poll shows 65 of locals still oppose Japan IR bill

first_img IRs to benefit as Japan’s LDP pushes through foreign workers bill Load More Actor Takuro Tatsumi declines request to run in Osaka gubernatorial election A poll conducted by Kyodo News over the weekend following passage of the IR Implementation Bill through the Japanese Diet on Friday found that almost 65% of respondents remain opposed to its enactment.According to the telephone poll, 64.8% of people questioned said they opposed passage of the bill with just 27.6% showing support. The long-awaited IR bill sets out the basic ground rules for Japan’s first integrated resorts including the provision for three separate locations across the country. RelatedPosts Osaka IR plans in jeopardy if LDP wins Despite the ruling Liberal Democratic Party having pushed hard for casino resorts in order to boost tourism to Japan, the concept has been a controversial one due to widespread public opposition – largely on the back of negative media coverage.As well as bidding for an IR license, one of the enormous tasks facing potential IR candidates will be to help sway public opinion – a task they have been largely reluctant to take on so far.last_img read more

AirIT launches employee engagement and development programme

first_imgAir-IT has launched a new employee engagement scheme to support the wellbeing and personal development of its staff.The initiative, provided by The Dream Manager Programme, provides 12 monthly coaching sessions led by trained staff members.The 90-minute sessions have been designed to help employees with their personal and professional ambitions and aspirations, covering core topics such as goal setting and planning, financial management, communication and relationships, total wellbeing and professional development.The sessions are conducted during business hours, and are supported by regular communication via email, text and postcard.More than 60% of employees have opted to take part in the voluntary programme thus far.The scheme aims to ensure the managed service provider remains an employer of choice. It also aims to support the wellbeing and personal development of staff, while helping the organisation to achieve its business objectives.The programme will sit alongside professional development and team-building initiatives currently offered by the organisation, such as charity fundraising challenges and events.Todd McQuilkin, managing director at Air-IT, said: “This is a really unique and exciting programme; it’s going to help us embed high staff morale and enable our employees to become the people they’ve always aspired to be, in their jobs and personal lives.”Paul Driver, HR lead at Air-IT, added: “It’s about strengthening our existing culture and helping people get to the places they want to be, so we are a more cohesive team.”last_img read more

NPFMC Tightens Limits on Chinook Bycatch

first_imgThe Bering Sea pollock fleet is about to face tougher restrictions when it comes to salmon. This weekend, federal regulators agreed to tie the cap on Chinook bycatch to the health of Western Alaska’s runs.Download AudioWhen the North Pacific Fishery Management Council first set up a hard limit on Chinook salmon, they set it in stone.Now, they’ll check each year to make sure at least a quarter-million salmon got out of the Bering Sea and back up the river system. Otherwise, the pollock fleet will lose a quarter of their Chinook limit.Council member Sam Cotten represents the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He introduced the measure.“At this point, any additional fish returning to those rivers improves the ability to meet escapement goals, which is necessary for the long-term sustainability of the stock — and the people reliant on that fishery,” Cotten said.After a string of subsistence fishing closures and historically bad returns, the council was under pressure to act.The final vote was unanimous, but there was still some disagreement. Member Bill Tweit of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said the initial cut was too steep. He carried an amendment to bump it up to 45,000 Chinook. Any more than that, and vessels will be forced to stop fishing.The pollock industry was almost universally opposed.Captains and fleet managers said they’ve started to see more salmon up on the fishing grounds. Until they make it back to the Unalakleet, Upper Yukon, and Kuskokwim rivers, the runs will still look bad — and the bycatch limit will drop down with them.Under those conditions, Donna Parker of the Arctic Storm Management Group said she believes the pollock harvest is likely to get shut down.“And you’re going to shut it down without a benefit to rebuilding those rivers,” Parker said. “It has been demonstrated [that] this will not impact the reproductive productivity of the rivers.”A clear estimate wasn’t available from the North Pacific Council’s scientists — in part, because it’s hard to say what happens to a salmon on its way upstream. The ecosystem’s still being researched.The financial impacts were an immediate concern. About 100 boats fish for pollock in the Bering Sea. It’s the largest, most valuable harvest in the country, and almost all of it is landed in the eastern Aleutian Islands.Frank Kelty is a resource analyst for the city of Unalaska, where pollock makes up well over half the local tax base.“Every king salmon in that area in Western Alaska is important,” Kelty said. “But we could have a major impact to a fishery and communities in my area that I don’t think is justified to change what we have in place now.”Over the last few years, trawlers have been getting fewer Chinook on accident — down to around 13,000 fish or 2 percent of the total population. Using excluder nets and rolling closures to seal off the areas where there’s the most salmon has made a difference.The North Pacific Council voted to expand both of those measures. They also increased the amount of pollock that’s up for harvest in the winter, when bycatch rates are lowest for Chinook and chum salmon.They’re a new priority. They may not be as threatened as Chinook, but chums are still an important source of food and income in Western Alaska.Tribal leaders from the Tanana Chiefs Conference and the Association of Village Council Presidents spoke on behalf of the region at the council meeting.But Joe Garnie was one of the few residents who managed to make the trip to Anchorage from his village just outside of Nome. Garnie said things have changed in Teller.“For the last 12 years, I’ve not caught one king, so I’ve had a forced closure on my king fishing,” Garnie said. “And I made the adjustment. I’m still here. I’m still healthy.”In time, Garnie said the pollock industry — and the people who rely on it — will learn to make their own adjustments.The new restrictions on bycatch won’t go into effect immediately. They still have to be reviewed by the U.S. Department of Commerce. And the North Pacific Council also wants a look to make sure the regulations match up with their intent.last_img read more

Kumail Nanjiani Plays an Unusual Orc in Shadow of War

first_img The Big Sick and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani will be lending his talents to the upcoming Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. The actor/comedian plays an orc called The Agonizer. That name may sound intimidating, but as you’ll see in the video below, this orc is different from what you would expect.As Nanjiani explains, The Agonizer is an orc with a tendency of second guessing himself. Nanjiani does more than just lend his voice to the character. The actor’s face was fitted with special motion tracking technology that transferred his performance into the game. The Agonizer might be humorous, but he still fits nicely into the dark and gritty world of Shadow of War.Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is the sequel to 2014’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will once again play as Talion/Celebrimbor. Now known as the Bright Lord, the heroes are taking the fight directly to the Dark Lord, Sauron. To accomplish this seemingly impossible task, players must amass an army of orcs, uruks, and monsters. The game also features an enhanced Nemesis System, which will make every playthrough different for each player.Expect Shadow of War to be released on October 10 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning that if you purchase it on Xbox, you can also play it on PC (and vice versa). It will also be enhanced for the Xbox One X. This will surely entice folks to purchase it for Microsoft’s upcoming console.I was a huge fan of Shadow of Mordor and am anticipating Shadow of War. I was lucky enough to actually play some of it during E3. If you want to know what I thought, make sure to check out my hands-on impressions of the game.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. PlayStation 4 Becomes Fastest Console to Sell 100 Million‘Death Stranding’ Is Your PlayStation 4 Holiday Exclusive Stay on targetlast_img read more