Old warhorse Malinga keeps Lanka dreaming

first_imgColombo: Lasith Malinga will be one of the World Cup’s oldest players but the Sri Lanka paceman shows no signs of slowing down as he bids to prove his critics wrong. Malinga was stripped of the Sri Lanka one-day international captaincy in April after losing all eight matches in a troubled reign that lasted just four months. Sri Lanka’s selectors, led by former fast bowler Ashantha de Mel, said Malinga was unable to unite the team, while he was also accused of falling out with other senior players. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunThat hammer blow reportedly prompted Malinga to consider retirement, but he opted to stay on after being named in the World Cup squad. The 35-year-old recently reminded the world of his enduring qualities when he claimed 16 wickets for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. He produced a sensational final over in the Twenty20 final against Chennai Super Kings to hand Mumbai a record fourth IPL title. Malinga frequently hits speeds of over 86 miles-per-hour (138 kph), while his devastating slower balls were in evidence during the IPL, a welcome sign for embattled Sri Lanka ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales, which starts on May 30. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upWith several inexperienced bowlers in Sri Lanka’s squad, Malinga, with 322 ODI wickets to his name, is expected to be the cutting edge to the team’s attack. Once he got over the shock of losing the captaincy, Malinga’s appetite for the game returned as he shuttled between Sri Lanka and India to play in the domestic tournament and fulfil his IPL commitments. Malinga was Sri Lanka’s captain when they won the 2014 World T20 title with a host of stalwarts by his side including Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan. But following the retirement of Sri Lanka’s big guns, a new crop of players made their way into the side, a group selector De Mel believes did not fully back the quick bowler as skipper. New captain Dimuth Karunaratne’s first major goal will be to bring a hurting Malinga back into the fold to ensure the team get the best out of the old warhorse. Some of Malinga’s most memorable performances have come at the World Cup, where the bowler frequently raises his game.last_img read more

Relatives of Kachua stampede victims count anxious hours at National Medical

first_imgKolkata: Anxious relatives of the victims of Kachua stampede waited and hoped for the recovery of their loved ones who are undergoing treatment at the Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital (CNMCH).Two persons were declared brought dead, two were released after getting first aid and three are undergoing treatment at the hospital, following the stampede at a temple in Kachua in North 24-Parganas, early on Friday. “Seven persons were brought to the hospital at 4 am. Two persons died while two were released after giving first aid and three are undergoing treatment,” said Dr Bimal Bandhu Saha, deputy superintendent of CNMCH. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOn the occasion of Janmashtami, a large crowd had gathered at the Kachua Loknath temple late on Thursday night. Due to heavy rain, the crowd took shelter at makeshift bamboo stalls on the approach road to the temple at 2.30 am. However, the shelters collapsed due to rain and within a few minutes, a stampede-like situation was created. Immediately, rescue operations were carried out on the spot. The injured were shifted to Barasat Hospital, RG Kar Medical College and a hospital at Basirhat. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAparna Sarkar and Tapan Mondal were declared brought dead at CNMCH. Tapan was brought to Basirhat Hospital directly from the place of the incident and then referred to CNMCH. “We didn’t have any idea what had happened to my sister. We received a call today at 7 am. When we reached CNMCH we found her dead,” said Chandana Mondal, sister of Aparna Sarkar. According to hospital authorities, the death toll could rise as some of the injured are in a critical condition. “My daughter Varsha Biswas went to the temple to celebrate janmashtami. At around 2.30 am, we got the information that a wall had collapsed. She was first admitted to a hospital at Basirhat and then referred to CNMCH. She is now undergoing treatment here,” said Barun Biswas, a resident of Basirhat. Every year, lakhs of people throng the Kachua Loknath temple to celebrate the birth anniversary of Lokenath Brahmachari.last_img read more

Sandy JobinBevans and Kylee Evans to host new family game show Just

first_imgSandy Jobin-Bevans and Kylee Evans Advertisement Studio Audience ExperienceJust Like Mom and Dad is inviting everyone to join them in-studio for the live studio audience experience! Want to join in on the fun? You and your family can be a part of the Just Like Mom and Dad live studio audience and watch all the fun first hand! It’s easy!Send an email to audience@marblemedia.com saying you and your family would like to attend a live taping of Just Like Mom and Dad.Please include how many tickets you would need, along with your first and second choice for showtimes.LOCATIONYEStv Studios1295 North Service Road, Burlington, Ontario L7R 4X5WEEK ONEFriday, October 13, 2017 | 4:30 PM – 8:00 PMSaturday, October 14, 2017 | 9:45am. – 1:00pm OR 3:00pm – 6:00pmSunday, October 15, 2017 | 9:45am. – 1:00pm OR 3:00pm – 6:00pmWEEK TWOFriday, October 20, 2017 | 4:30 PM – 8:00 PMSaturday, October 21, 2017 | 9:45am. – 1:00pm OR 3:00pm – 6:00pmSunday, October 22, 2017 | 9:45am. – 1:00pm OR 3:00pm – 6:00pm Advertisement Just Like Mom and Dad is shot before a live, energetic studio audience on a bright, dynamic set filled with flashy lights, giant moving video screens, and a bigger and more tempting prize wheel. Each episode of Just Like Mom and Dad will feature three parent-kid pairs. The game starts with two exciting, interactive question-answer based rounds where parents and kids will be quizzed on each other. The third and final round will be an exciting bake-off in a new, state of the art kitchen coliseum, but in this kitchen the kids are in charge and the parents are the taste-testers.Sandy and Kylee are ready to lead you through all of the bake-offs, big spins and even bigger prizes coming your way on this season of Just Like Mom and Dad! Toronto, Canada – Award-winning global media production and distribution company marblemedia is excited to announce husband and wife duo Sandy Jobin-Bevans and Kylee Evans as the new host couple of Just Like Mom and Dad, the modern remake of the hit 80’s series Just Like Mom.Sandy Jobin-Bevans, a nine time Canadian Comedy Award winner and actor, and actress Kylee Evans, will begin filming Just Like Mom and Dad this fall. Produced in association with YES TV in Canada and BYUtv in the US, the 20-episode primetime family game show will premiere across North America in January 2018. marblemedia secured all remake and development rights in an agreement with Bell Media.Kylee and Sandy are no strangers to kids and family entertainment. They both appeared on YTV/Nickelodeon’s hit sitcom Life With Boys, where Sandy played the loving, single father and Kylee played their neighbour. Sandy was also the co-host of the hidden camera game show, Deal With It and Kylee is known for her recurring roles in Good Witch and The Stanley Dynamic. Twitter For more information, please visit www.justlikemomanddad.com.Follow  Kylee and Just Like Mom and Dad on social media:Kylee Evans:Twitter: @KyleebevansInstagram: @kyleeevansforreals Advertisement Facebook Just Like Mom and Dad:Follow Just Like Mom and Dad on social media:Twitter: @justlikemomdadFacebook/Instagram: @justlikemomanddad LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

Millennial Money: 5 keys to picture-perfect TV buying

Buying a TV can be thrilling, yet daunting.To maximize the exhilaration — while minimizing the uncertainty — experts say to pay attention to at least five things.You may be considering a new TV ahead of the Super Bowl, but these tips work throughout the year, too.1. SIZESize alone shouldn’t be the deciding factor, but it will be a large part of your decision — both literally and figuratively.“I always tell people to buy the biggest screen that they can afford and that will fit in their room,” says Tim Alessi, the director of product marketing at LG Electronics. “Because I’ve never met anybody yet who has said, ‘Oh darn. I wish I bought a smaller TV.’”The opposite is often true: Consumers bring a TV home and wish they had gone larger. Alessi notes screens 70 inches and above are a huge growth category in the TV industry right now.Think about where you want to put your TV and what size will fit. Online, many retailers allow you to filter your search according to criteria like screen size and brand.2. BUDGETBut you need room for that big TV in your budget. Thankfully, the period leading up to the Super Bowl is a time for all-star deals.“A 70-inch TV, for example, we’ll have on the market leading up to the Super Bowl at under $1,000,” Alessi says.Last year, TVs were on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, Costco and Target at the end of January, butTV sales also happen throughout the year. For example, Black Friday in November is famed for big discounts on all screens.But there will be other things to account for in your budget, like accessories and installation, so don’t commit to a dollar figure just yet.3. CONNECTIVITY AND ColourOnce you’ve narrowed the selection, think about what you want it to do. If you’re upgrading for the first time in years, compare the latest innovations to see which ones match your viewing habits.“Typically in the U.S., consumers hold onto a television for about five to seven years,” says Rob Brennan, the product technology manager for home entertainment and sound at Sony Electronics.“If you’re coming into the market now for a new TV before the Super Bowl, the last time you bought a television was sometime in 2013 or 2014. A lot has changed in that window.”Ask yourself questions about things like the TV’s smart capability. Do you want a TV that can tell your Roomba to start cleaning?And as for the all-important decision of LCD versus OLED, here’s a quick cheat sheet from Brennan. For the most part, LCD (which has an LED backlight) works well in bright rooms, while OLED suits dark environments dedicated to TV viewing.4. ACCESSORIESNext, make sure you have any extra equipment you’ll need.Sound is an especially important consideration. You could use the TV’s sound as is, but you may consider buying a sound bar or audio/video receiver separately to enhance the sound, according to Michael Greco, senior director of global brand management at Sound United.If you do, remember to read the “What’s in the box” packaging. (I can’t be the only person who ordered a TV without the necessary cables to hook it up.)“I would always double-check what’s in the box and make sure you have the right cables in the box,” says Greco. “If not, you’ll need to buy them at the time you buy your TV or your audio equipment.”5. IDEAL INSTALLATIONFinally, make a plan to get that fancy new screen home. Particularly for wall mounting, as opposed to a TV stand, consider springing for professional delivery and installation.“When you shop for the TV, a lot of retailers will offer either specials or free installation depending on where you are, so I would take advantage of that,” Alessi says.Ask about installation warranties, too. These can give you peace of mind you won’t get if you hang it yourself.“If the television were to come off the wall, then the installer typically will guarantee their work,” Brennan says.If you need the TV on short notice, check how quickly delivery and installation is available.And once the work of buying is done, rest easy and enjoy those Super Bowl commercials; you likely won’t have to go through this process again for five to seven years.____________________________________________This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Courtney Jespersen is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: courtney@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @courtneynerd.RELATED LINKS:NerdWallet: When is the best time to buy a TV? https://nerd.me/best-time-to-buy-tvCourtney Jespersen, The Associated Press read more

UN human rights chief lauds conviction of highlevel Bolivians for serious crimes

2 September 2011The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed the decision by Bolivia’s top court to convict several high-level officials for their part in the deaths of over 60 people during anti-government protests in 2003, calling it an important step in the fight against impunity. In what became known as “Black October,” 69 people were left dead and over 400 injured when, over a period of several days, soldiers repeatedly fired on crowds demonstrating against a government plan to build a gas pipeline through El Alto, near La Paz.After a trial that lasted two years, five senior military officers this week received prison sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years, while the former Ministers of Sustainable Development and of Employment were sentenced to three years each. “I commend the Bolivian Supreme Court for its decision, which is an important step in the fight against impunity,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in a news release.“I also urge the Government to take all necessary steps to ensure victims and their relatives receive suitable reparations and redress.” Ms. Pillay noted that a number of Latin American countries have been demonstrating to the rest of the world that it is possible not just to move from dictatorship to democracy, but also to bring justice – no matter how powerful or influential those responsible for human rights violations may be, and irrespective of their civilian or military status.“I hope this trend continues and gathers even more momentum,” she said, citing recent developments such as the in Argentina, Uruguay, Guatemala and Colombia.“Those who carry out torture, extrajudicial killings and other such crimes on other continents would do well to reflect on this very healthy and accelerating trend towards combating long-standing impunity in Latin America,” she stated. read more

Several affected and displaced after rain

The DMC said that several families in the Rajagiriya area are among those displaced by the rain and are now in temporary camps. Several families have been affected and some have been forced to seek shelter at temporary camps following the heavy rain over the past 48 hours, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said this morning.As of this morning, the DMC said that 192 families which includes 541 people, have been affected by the rain across the island. Meanwhile, one person was killed and two others sustained injuries when a tree fell across the Malabe-Kaduwela road at the Pittugala junction this morning. At least four vehicles were also damaged in the incident. (Colombo Gazette) read more

March Madness Obama Picks Michigan State to Win it

President Barack Obama, a noted sports fan, especially of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, chose Michigan State to defeat Louisville in the championship game of this year’s version of March Madness that starts Thursday.As he has done for six straight years now, Obama convenes with ESPN’s Andy Katz and goes over his bracket, game-by-game. It’s known as “Barack-etology.”“Tom Izzo is a great tournament coach,” Obama said of the Spartans’ leader. “I’ve got Michigan State going all the way. …  He knows how to motivate folks and he knows how to coach. My pick: Michigan State. Bring it home for me. It’s been a while since I’ve won my pool.”Besides the fourth-seeded Spartans and Cardinals, President Obama also selected No. 1 overall seed Florida and top seed Arizona to reach the Final Four in Arlington, Texas, outside of Dallas.“I know these are not imaginative picks, but I think they’re the right ones,” Obama said.Among other picks of note, Obama likes two 12-seeds to pull off upsets in their NCAA tournament openers: Harvard over Cincinnati and North Dakota State over Oklahoma. The president also likes North Carolina to upset 3-seed Iowa State to reach the Sweet 16.Obama has picked three different teams in the “Barack-etology” era to win the men’s title — Indiana (over Louisville in 2013),  Kansas (over Ohio State in 2011 and Kentucky in 2010) and North Carolina (over Kentucky in 2012 and Louisville in 2009). His correctly picked national champion was the Tar Heels in ’09.Last year, Obama’s men’s bracket ranked No. 2,080,996 out of 8.15 million entries in ESPN.com’s free Men’s Tournament Challenge, placing him in the 74.4th percentile.The president correctly picked Louisville to play in the 2013 championship game, predicting a loss to Indiana for the title. In fact, the Hoosiers fell short of the Final Four and the Cardinals defeated Michigan 82-76 in what Obama said was “one of the best championship games that any of us have seen in a very, very long time.”Florida in the South Region and Arizona in the West are the only top seeds represented in the president’s Final Four. The other top seeds in the tournament are undefeated Wichita State in the Midwest and Virginia in the East.The Cardinals and Spartans finished their seasons by winning their conference tournaments and are popular picks to make it to the Final Four.The president is an avid fan of the college game and his hometown Chicago Bulls, and his brother-in-law is the head coach at Oregon State. read more

Weir Minerals and a total dewatering solution

first_imgThe process of extracting ore and turning it into valuable commodities inevitably puts equipment under significant wear and tear. While equipment used in the dewatering process may not be expected to withstand the same levels of abrasion as, for example, a cone crusher or a mill discharge pump, it is nonetheless important that it is both fit for the application and well-maintained to avoid breakdowns.A bespoke dewatering plan using the correctly specified equipment can lay the foundations for many years of successful mining and avoid potentially costly interruptions to the process. Weir Minerals says it can provide a total solution package, working with mine operators to understand each site’s dewatering needs, and to assess all of the specific requirements of a mine site.“It is essential to understand the operating depths and existing or new piping systems as well as the depth of the water table, the permeability of the ground and the amount of surface water that may be present. The location and flow requirements of the pump system must be mapped out, and water inflow rates calculated before a suitable dewatering system can be designed. This must be created with a capability that exceeds the maximum requirements predicted to account for unforeseen circumstances such as a long period of intense rainfall and resultant flooding. In fact, weather conditions can have a huge impact on dewatering systems with melting ice or unusually heavy rainfall affecting the amount of water entering a mine, especially at open pit sites.”Weir points out that adaptability is vital as conditions can vary a great deal during the operating lifespan of a mine. When a new mine is excavated, work might take place just a few metres below ground level, but this can develop to significant depths of hundreds of metres. The goal is to achieve a system capable of handling every potential challenge with reliability and efficiency. “Technology has helped greatly with this, with the advent of sophisticated control equipment such as programmable logic controllers, variable speed drives and mechatronics systems to monitor and maintain equipment function – from flow rates and pressure to bearing monitoring – which optimises productivity and safety.”One example of how a bespoke dewatering plan, using the right equipment, can provide a framework for years of successful mining is the solution Weir Minerals Europe put together for Severočeské doly, the largest brown coal producer in the Czech Republic. Excavating around 23 Mt of coal a year, the company works two separate mines in the North Bohemian brown-coal basin, Tušimice and Bílina. The Bílina Mine produces low-sulphur coal for power generation, while the Doly Nástup Tušimice operation – the Czech Republic’s biggest open cast mine – produces coal for power generation.Poor performance at the Nástup mine was causing problems. A lack of automation resulted in the site using manually operated pump stations and locally-manufactured pumps which proved to be unsuitable for the dewatering process. The pumps had no resistance to abrasion or corrosion, which resulted in a high turnover of equipment and spare parts, and consequently high operating costs. Seeking a fully automated, reliable and efficient dewatering system, the operators turned to the Weir Minerals team, which was tasked with designing and implementing a full pump network.Working with Czech and Slovak engineers, the Weir Minerals team installed a system of 127 Warman® pumps, with the aim of increasing equipment lifespan, improving reliability and reducing maintenance and operating costs. The pumps were installed in 1992 and operated for an impressive 20 years without any wet-end parts replacement. The only parts they required over two decades were bearing assembly parts and spare elements for mechanical seals. This compared extremely favourably with the previous pumps, which had an average wear life of just 700 hours, achieving a substantial reduction in total cost ownership while significantly improving reliability. Products used included floating, stationary, vertical and mobile pump units, all from the Warman® pump range.Jan Hlavacek, head of Nástup Tušimice’s (DNT) Mine Dewatering (MDW) Section, said: “Warman pumps are instrumental in the reliability of the mine dewatering system. The pumps’ sophisticated, robust design, high MPS and resistance are factors lowering the level of required maintenance. Pump design and performance allow parallel and serial pump connections that help in high geodetical head and long mine dewatering lines applications. Warman pumps facilitated fulfilling the conception – a fully automated, modern, easily operated, adaptable and highly reliable Nástup Tušimice mine dewatering system.”Technical innovations enable providers such as Weir Minerals to offer a full solution, not just a small selection of individual pumps. The company states: “While one size certainly does not fit all, engineering expertise and experience means it is possible to provide a total service – including service and maintenance.”last_img read more

New Soap Old Bottle Hand Soap In A Heineken Bottle

first_imgThere are plenty of companies testing out new ways of reusing and recycling packaging as a way to reduce waste. We’ve seen the reusable Replenish household cleaner, and now New Soap, Old Bottle: a company that sells soap and cleaners in recycled soda and beer bottles.The company takes old glass and plastic bottles, cleans and sanitizes them, and then resells the bottles. Only this time they’re filled with something new. So you can buy an old Coke bottle full of glass cleaner or a Heineken bottle filled with antibacterial hand soap. The prices are quite reasonable, with most products clocking in at under five dollars, and you can even buy extra spray tops or soap pumps.New Soap, Old Bottle doesn’t actually make its own product. Instead, it purchases brand name soap and cleaners by the barrel, repackages it in recycled bottles, and then sells it. You can check out the products on offer here.Via Treehuggerlast_img read more

Mistrust language barriers and mist An Irish volunteers account of the Calais

first_img https://jrnl.ie/3044279 Mistrust, language barriers and mist: An Irish volunteer’s account of the Calais evacuation “It’s tense but calm at the moment. There’s warehouse processing people from the camp and a container has been cleared out to process the children.” A resident carrying his luggage out of ‘The Jungle’ yesterday. Source: Thibault CamusOf the photos and videos emerging from the first day, the mist seems to add to the gloom of the whole affair.Heavey says that the weather could be a real problem once the structures begin to be torn down and those who are still in the camp – either because they refuse to leave or they still have to be processed – are left without shelter.French authorities had hoped that of the 6,000/7,000 in the camp, 2,500 would arrive at the reception areas around the country.Last night, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said a total of 2,318 migrants were “taken to shelter” on the first day of the operation, suggesting that the message had been received by the refugees.Of these, “1,918 adults left Calais on board 45 buses to go to 80 reception and orientation centres situated in 11 regions of France,” Cazeneuve told reporters yesterday.Around 400 minors had also been “taken to provisional reception centres” within the camp ahead of their transfer elsewhere, he added.The dismantling of the camp has been called a ‘humanitarian’ operation, as the conditions are unlivable: but for those living in the camps, they fear the demolition could equate to their deportation – and a return to the country from which they fled in fear. A vendor sells cigarettes to a customer at a shop inside ‘The Jungle’. Calais’ residents can see how tantalisingly close they are to their goal: at night, lighthouses on the Kent coast make England look so close. Source: Markus Schreiber“The camp in its current form has to go,” according to Isolda. “It’s a dire place: there have been 33 deaths this year of people on the roads trying to get to the UK.“This is not something that can remain, but there’s no provision where people can be treated humanely either.” Share101 Tweet Email Short URL The big fear is to be deported – there are people who have been tortured by the Taliban and now that Afghanistan has been declared safe, deportation can be potentially fatal for these people.Irish volunteersA year ago, an Irish Irish convoy called ‘Cork to Calais’ travelled to help out at the refugee camp. The team of 52 members were made up of medics, builders, cleaners, and a media team, and brought truckloads of aid with them that the people of Ireland had donated.Some of that team continued to help the refugees at the camp through fundraising efforts in Ireland, and getting involved in medical, educational, and  child protection structures within the camp.Isolda was one of the volunteers who stayed on. One of the ways she helps out at the camp is through recording migrants playing music. She then uploads the music to Bandcamp.com and any money made is given to the musicians in the camp.She says that when she returns to Ireland and plays the music by members of the camp, that is when people really feel for the Calais refugees. 34 Comments Oct 25th 2016, 6:01 AM 9,032 Views By Gráinne Ní Aodha YESTERDAY, PEOPLE BEGAN leaving The Jungle in Calais in their thousands.It marked the first day that French authorities began to dismantle the makeshift refugee camp in the French port city of Calais.By the end of the week, hopes are that the thousands of men, women and children fleeing from war, persecution and poverty will have travelled to one of three registration centres designated for Calais refugees.The camp, which is known as ‘The Jungle’ because of the danger and disorganisation of the makeshift shelters, but also symbolises a new beginning and a safe haven for so many migrants, has been earmarked for closure since the beginning of the year.In the intervening period, there have been a few hard-fisted attempts to close the camp: bulldozers were sent in to demolish it in March of this year, and refugees staged a sit in protest against it.Some members of the camp sewed their lips together and held signs saying “Now will you listen?”This is just one of the reasons why the evacuation of the camp has been so difficult, according to Isolda Heavey; a volunteer from Dublin who has been helping out at the camp on-and-off for the past year.“There have been so many false alarms, so many attempts that have been called off, so people don’t 100% believe it. There’s also a mistrust of the French authorities. The last evacuation was quite violent.” A wristband is attached to a migrant at a processing centre at The Jungle. Source: Emilio Morenatti/PA ImagesCalling from The Jungle yesterday, she told TheJournal.ie of the evacuation process.“This morning, a very very heavy police presence arrived in the camp, and refugees began lining up into groups – such as families and women. They are offered one of three locations where they can travel to, they’re documented and then sent there on a bus.” Tuesday 25 Oct 2016, 6:01 AM Image: Emilio Morenatti When I play their music, it’s the warmth in that that people at home can identify with and that makes them think: “I’d like to know that person”.“And it’s not just the ones who have degrees: the impoverished people are so hospitable too that it makes you think: why wouldn’t our society be better off with these people?”With additional reporting from AFP.Read: Chaos breaks out as French police try and force refugees out of ‘Jungle’ campRead: Hundreds to be moved as France to begin bulldozing ‘The Jungle’ migrant camp We’re still not sure what’s going to happen after that.Access to the camp has become very restricted – very little volunteers are allowed in. Isolda and her colleagues were in the process of requesting access to the camp when the interview was conducted.“It’s tense but calm at the moment. There’s a warehouse for processing people from the camp and a container has been cleared out to process the children.”“People are working very hard to translate what’s happening, which is difficult to do because the information is very late at coming across. People are still hoping they can get to the UK.” Image: Emilio Morenatti Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Power down in parts of Dublin city centre

first_imgPower down in parts of Dublin city centre ESB Networks says it is working on the fault. By Cliodhna Russell Share3 Tweet Email4 Mar 7th 2017, 12:56 PM THERE IS A power fault in Dublin city centre that is causing outages at Fitzwilliam Square and Baggot Street Lower.ESB Networks says it is working on the fault and is hoping to have power restored by 1.15pm. Source: ESB Networks/Twitter The power provider has apologised for the outage.The area is largely made up of office buildings and food businesses.Power interruptions can be monitored at ESB.ie.Read: ‘No decision made’: An Post respond to reports of 80 post office closures> Tuesday 7 Mar 2017, 12:56 PMcenter_img 17,655 Views http://jrnl.ie/3274906 3 Comments We have a fault in the #FITZWILLIAM SQUARE # BAGGOT STREET LOWER areas of #DUBLIN 2, apologies . Initial restoration time is 1.15pm— ESB Networks (@ESBNetworks) March 7, 2017 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Five Things you didnt know about Ronda Rousey Disorder Pokemon Judo theme

first_img Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Video: WWE lists the 5 Superstars you didn’t know wore masks during their careers Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez to make pro wrestling debut at TripleMania Twittercenter_img Jack Swagger (Jake Hager) says Vince McMahon texted him before MMA debut Facebook Pinterest “Five things you didn’t know about Ronda Rousey” is featured on this week’s WWE List This!1) Neurogenic communication disorderRousey was born with a Neurogenic communication disorder that prevented her from communicating properly until she was six years old. At the age of 3, Ronda had a Hulk Hogan wrestling buddy and made it a regular habit to rip his arm off. A sign of what an adult Ronda is capable of.2) Judo – Her mother and Gene LeBellRonda competed in Judo before starting her MMA career. She grew up with some great trainers. Rousey’s mom was a world champion. Let’s not forget Uncle Gene aka Gene LeBell, who was the innovator of the LeBell Lock, known these days as the Yes Lock.3) PokemonRousey grew up as an avid Pokemon fan. At 16 years of age, she moderated a Pokemon forum under the nickname mew182.4) MoviesRonda made her big screen debut along with a WWE Hall of Famer (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Her first movie role was in 2014 in the Expandables 3 along side Arnold. The following year she was in Furious 7 with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Ronda made an appearance at Wrestlemania 31 with The Rock.5) Theme SongRonda Rousey’s theme, “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett was used since her MMA days. Ronda’s Godfather’s son suggested she uses that theme.last_img read more

Rongo Jarju Sues IGP 9 Others D30 million claim as

first_imgBy Yankuba JallowMomodou Lamin Jarju alias ‘Rongo’, has instituted a law suit against the Inspector General of Police, Director General of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency and seven others, claiming 30 Million dalasi as damages.The plaintiff, ‘Rongo’ is a musician and a native of Banjulinding, in Kombo North district, while the defendants are Momodou Lungs Jarju, who is the Alkalo of Banjulinding, Imam Yahya Bah, Malang Njie, Modou Badjie, Landing Korteh, Lamin Nafulou Jarju, Jarbel Ceesay, Foday Barry, Inspector General of Police and Director General of Drug Law Enforcement Agency Gambia (DLEAG). The first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh defendants, are residents of Banjulinding. The eight defendant, Foday Barry, was a senior officer of DLEAG.On the first claim, the plaintiff claims 10 million dalasi for his unlawful arrest and detention by the defendants and their agents.On the second claim, he claims 10 million dalasi as damage for his malicious prosecution for various offences, when the defendants and their agents knew or ought to have known, that he ought to have been so charged.On his third ground of claim, ‘Rongo’ claims 10 million dalasi as damages, for loss of earnings occasioned by his unlawful arrest, detention and malicious prosecution.The other claims include cost of action in the sum of D200, 000 and 25% from the date of accrual from November 1st, 2012, to date of payment.The matter will be come on Thursday, 1st November 2018, at the Banjul High Court.last_img read more

Costco to increase entry level pay

first_imgCostco Wholesale Corporation is to increase entry level pay for its employees in the US and Canada to at least $13-13.50 an hour.The membership retailer, which employs some 205,000 full and part-time staff worldwide, currently pays a starting rate of $11.50-12 an hour in the US and Canada.This is the first time that the organisation has changed its wage rate for entry-level employees in nine years.Costco expects the $1.50 an hour increase in pay to cost around one cent per share in the next quarter and and by two cents per share in the subsequent three fiscal quarters.Speaking on an earnings and sales results conference call with analysts on 3 March, Richard Galanti, chief financial officer at Costco, said: “It’s important to do. We want to be the premium at all levels [of the pay scale].”last_img read more

Kids Gather in Tanana to Learn Some Basketball and Life Skills

first_imgDownload AudioKids from several villages and Fairbanks are gathered in the Yukon river community of Tanana this weekend for a basketball camp that seeks to do more than just help young people brush up on their bucket skills.The training is being conducted by Damen Bell Holter, a young man who grew up in Hydaburg, played basketball in Ketchikan and knows well the struggles some kids in rural Alaska experience. Cynthia Erickson got the event lined up. She lives in the Athabascan community of Tanana and works with young people struggling with abuse and addiction in their families. She says 40 kids are attending from Manley, Fairbanks, Anvik, Tanana and other communities.“So it’s just an inspiring opportunity for all these kids and everything they’ve heard about Damen and his camps is just really positive,” Erickson said.Erickson says she was pleased with the high turn out which is more than the entire student body of the Tanana school. She says Damen heard of the presentation that young people from Tanana made to the AFN convention in Anchorage last year. They spoke out about the pain of dysfunction in their families and communities and he reached out to Erickson, wanting to help.Holter played for the Celtics and now plays for a team in Turkey. He started sponsoring the camps to help kids know they can aspire to better outcomes for their lives. Erickson says during the weekend they’ll hand out pledge cards that ask kids to honor and protect themselves and others and stand together to stop suicide.“On the back of it, it has ‘ need help keeping your pledge, contact the care line and then it has the 800 number on it, so we hand that out at all of the things that the kids go to,” Erickson said. “And we tell em, put your name on there, take that pledge and if you have trouble there’s a number on there to call.”Erickson formed a 4H group to start getting kids into positive activities but she said some are dealing with such trauma, cutting themselves or contemplating suicide, that she instead formed a non profit called, My Grandma’s House.She says the idea that it’s bad luck to talk about suicide is wrong. Erickson says it must be discussed and that won’t promote more self harm but she prepares the young people she works with for the prospect of future suicides.“It’s not because we’ve started talking about it. We’re saving…if we lose one, that’s a day we’ll have to deal with but we really are changing the way things have been.”She says there hasn’t been a suicide in Tanana in five years, but she’s dealt with more than that number in her own life and the Trooper shootings in Tanana last year took a heavy emotional toll on the community. Erickson says she tells the kids, it took decades of dysfunction to get to this point and it will take time to turn it around, but she stresses it’s not difficult to help kids feel better about themselves. It doesn’t take money, it takes time.“We’ll be picking berries or cutting moose meat or jarring fish, they’re just tickled to do anything and they feel so good, they bring their jam home or we do raffles and they do a little jam basket and they just enjoy the time and the learning and that’s the whole missing link is, the key to this is family and time,” she said.Erickson says the Damen Bell Holter’s basketball camp will work with elementary kids in the mornings and high school kids in the afternoons through the weekend. In the evenings, a community picnic, swimming, tubing and a spaghetti feed are also planned.last_img read more

Zimbabwes internet opportunities

first_imgZimbabwe’s internet opportunities32 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Zimbabwe’s internet opportunities32 viewsBusinessConnectivity is climbing in Zimbabwe. Fibre cables are being rolled out bringing the internet into many homes in the capital Harare. Vusi Ndebele works for IT company Webdev – founded here over 10Ventuno Web Player 4.50Connectivity is climbing in Zimbabwe. Fibre cables are being rolled out bringing the internet into many homes in the capital Harare. Vusi Ndebele works for IT company Webdev – founded here over 10last_img read more

Mens Golf Remains in Contention at Linger Longer Invitational

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s golf team is tied for second place after two rounds of the Linger Longer Invitational in Greensboro, Ga.Entering the second day with a four-shot lead over the field, the Cardinals struggled to a 2-over-par 290 to sit in a tie with Liberty and Georgia — four shots behind Alabama, which is the leader at 12-over-par. The Cardinals will be paired with Liberty and North Carolina-Greensboro, with the squads beginning play at 10 a.m. on Sunday.After finishing with the lead after shooting a career-best round of 65 on Friday, Jiri Zuska carded a 1-over-par 73 to slip into fourth place overall. The rookie birdied four holes on the day, but a double bogey on No. 15 out him over par for the round. He sits just three shots off the lead, trailing Penn State’s J.D. Hughes and Alabama Josh Sedeno, who are the leaders after shooting 65 and 67, respectively.Matthias Schmid slipped into a tie for eighth after carding a second round 73, while John Murphy shot an even par 72 to sit in a tie for 18th. Devin Morley is 38th after shooting an even-par-72, while Trevor Johnson is in a tie for 64th after firing a 5-over-par 77.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Black Panther Star Michael B Jordan to Lend Voice to Rooster Teeths

first_img Popular on Variety On Monday, Rooster Teeth also released an image of Julian Chase as he will appear in “gen:Lock”:Rooster Teeth hasn’t announced a premiere date for “gen:Lock” but expects it to premiere later in 2018. The show will debut  exclusively on Rooster Teeth’s streaming service, First, with subscriptions starting at $4.99 monthly.“Gen:Lock” is the second anime-style series from Rooster Teeth Animation, along with “RWBY,” which will enter its sixth season this fall. Rooster Teeth’s lineup of originals includes the long-running “Red vs. Blue” sci-fi spoof (the company’s first 3D animated series, which began as a machinima production before incorporating custom animation). Last week, the company announced an order for “Spikeface,” an animated comedy-horror series from Rob McElhenney (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”).Jordan is repped by WME and attorney Greg Slewett.Austin, Texas-based Rooster Teeth is a division of Otter Media, a joint venture of AT&T and the Chernin Group. Michael B. Jordan, star of “Black Panther,” HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451” and the upcoming “Creed II,” will join Rooster Teeth’s “gen:Lock” to voice the hero of the futuristic anime-style series.In “gen:Lock” — from the team behind Rooster Teeth Animation’s popular “RWBY” series — Earth’s last free society is on the losing side of a global war. Jordan will provide the voice of lead character Julian Chase, who joins the fight as the first pilot for the next generation of mecha: a class of giant, weaponized robots controlled by humans.Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society Productions, is set to co-produce “gen:Lock” in association with Rooster Teeth. The series is created, written and directed by Gray G. Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth Animation.“Michael’s visionary career choices and commitment to meaningful entertainment, not to mention his love of anime, line up perfectly with what drives Rooster Teeth,” Haddock said. “We’re thrilled for the opportunity to do some cool sci-fi storytelling together.”center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Iceland now available at agent rates with Goway Travel

first_img Travelweek Group Tags: Goway Travel, Iceland Mountains and Fjords Escorted Group Tour: This seven-night tour is priced at $2,985 per person for departures on June 14 and 21 (maximum group size 17)More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?For more information visit Goway’s travel agent webpage at email.goway.com/ct/156/1858323/704496528/cfde1c12607aa8ffdfe675aea353df92. << Previous PostNext Post >> Volcanoes and Glaciers Escorted Group Tour: This five-night tour is priced at $1,300 per person for departures on May 6, 13 and 20, and $1,528 departing June 14 (maximum group size 36) Iceland now available at agent rates with Goway Travelcenter_img Posted by Thursday, March 29, 2018 Tweet TORONTO — Goway Travel has announced agent rates for its Iceland programs this spring season.“Against Iceland’s skyrocketing popularity, special offers for travel professionals to visit the country have become increasingly rare,” said the company. “Agents who choose from one of the below options may find themselves strolling in the inviting centre of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik, exploring the fascinating historic sites, and marveling at the impressive waterfalls and geysers of the Golden Circle and beyond.”Goway is offering the following programs with special rates for agents on its group tour program in Iceland:Iceland Complete Escorted Group Tour: This eight-nigh tour is priced at US$2,210 per person for departures on May 2 and 9, and $2,624 per person for departures on June 6, 18, 20 and 25 (maximum group size 36)last_img read more

Off the eaten path The best of 2018

first_imgWe debuted a lot of things in 2018 and one of our favorites was our new dining and nightlife column “Off the Eaten Path.”This column focuses on finding amazing small restaurants around Costa Rica and was a product of pure chance and raw fish. It started because we wrote an article about the author’s restaurant, Poke. During the interview, it quickly became clear that chef and co-owner William Ayre knew a lot about food. Not just that, but he knew a lot about the Costa Rican food scene.He talked about how he’d eaten hundreds of chifrijos around the country in his search for the best one. He mentioned how he’d spend his lunch breaks trying new restaurants across San José. Ayre also said he used to write a restaurant review column for his high school paper.We knew that was something we had to revive. A few weeks later, “Off the Eaten Path” was born. We’ve covered more than 15 restaurants since the column started in August, and now that we’re closing out the year, we want to share some of our favorites with you.5) Ban Mee Ban Mee serves traditional Vietnamese food. Alexander Villegas / The Tico TimesThe article that started it all.Ban Mee wasn’t just the first in this series, it was the first restaurant to bring authentic Vietnamese pho to Costa Rica.Read more about Ban Mee.4) Escazu Farmer’s Market A juice stand at the Escazú Farmers Market. William Ayre / The Tico TimesWhile not a restaurant, the Escazu Farmer’s Market is traditional Costa Rican experience sprinkled with delicious street food.Read more about the Escazu Farmer’s Market.3) Tamura Tamura offers some of the best sushi at the best price in Costa Rica. William Ayre / The Tico TimesWhile Costa Rica is blessed with two beautiful coastlines teeming with wildlife, it’s cursed with severely overpriced and often mediocre sushi. Tamura is an exception and has what might be the best sushi in the country at a reasonable price.Read more about Tamura.2) Soda Lima Doña Natividad Madera standing outside Soda Lima. William Ayre / The Tico TimesThis is what the column is all about. It’s a small diner on a crowded city street that’s easy to overlook. In the back, there’s an old Peruvian woman knocking out her country’s best dishes nearly every day of the week.Read more about Soda Lima.1) Bar La Selegna The chifrijo at Bar La Selegna in Liberia, Guanacaste. (William Ayre / The Tico Times)Cowboys. Beers. Chifrijo. You can’t get more Costa Rican than that and that’s why it’s our favorite column this year. This family-owned cantina in Liberia serves one of the best chifrijos in the country and they brew their own beer.Read more about Bar La Selegna.Want more? Check out all the other restaurants that have been profiled in “Off the Eaten Path.”Thanks for reading The Tico Times. We strive to keep you up to date about everything that’s been happening in Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we need your help. The Tico Times is partly funded by you and every little bit helps. If all our readers chipped in a buck a month we’d be set for years. Support the Tico Times Facebook Comments Related posts:Off the eaten path: Coconut Off the eaten path: Bar La Selegna Off the eaten path: Holiday Off the eaten path: Tamuralast_img read more