Uddhav takes on govt. on noise laws

first_imgTowards the end of the monsoon, Maharashtra will welcome the festival season with the Gokulashtami and Ganesh celebrations. For the last few years, the police have been strictly enforcing noise pollution regulations, ensuring that loudspeakers volumes are cut, and that they are tuned off after 10 p.m. The Bombay High Court has also taken cognisance of Ganesh mandals encroaching upon the public roads, increasing traffic congestion.On Wednesday, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took an adversarial stance on the issue. Speaking at the inauguration of his party’s new office, Mr. Thackeray alleged discrimination against Hindus and said that his party would celebrate the festivals with vigour and enthusiasm, and no interference from the authorities would be tolerated. Mr. Thackeray said: “Every year, when Ganesh festival, Navratri approaches, the government issues red alert or threat from terrorists. Why do only Hindu festivals face the threat?”last_img read more

19 children rescued during raid at orphanage in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua

first_imgNineteen children, including eight girls, have been rescued from an unregistered orphanage in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district during a raid, officials said on Saturday. The civil administration and police conducted the raid on Friday after some children complained that they were being “harassed and tortured” at the facility run by a pastor from Kerala. Antony Thomas has been arrested and booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in this connection, they said. Mr. Thomas, however, has denied all charges of any wrongdoing at the centre. A total of 21 children are staying at the asylum. Two of them have gone to their native place — Pathankot (Punjab) — to attend a marriage, he told reporters before being whisked away by police. The children, aged 5 to 16, have been shifted to government-run Bal Ashram and Nari Neketan, the officials said, adding they belong to different parts of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu. Senior Superintendent of Police, Kathua, Shridhar Patil said, “The rescue operation was conducted based on a complaint and further investigation is on.” He said the orphanage was operating for several years. It was linked to an NGO which, however, de-linked it a few days ago. Officials seized some items from the orphanage. The rescued children are being given medical treatment and counselling, he said. Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Kathua, Jitender Mishra, who led the joint raid, said it was conducted on the directions of the Kathua deputy commissioner after he received several complaints alleging the children were being “harassed and tortured” at the orphanage. Family members of the children are being contacted, he added. Mr. Thomas failed to produce any document for running the centre, Mr. Mishra said, adding the motive behind operating the facility is under investigation. Meanwhile, a group of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal activists on Saturday protested outside the Press Club in Jammu, seeking severe punishment to the accused. They also set ablaze an effigy of the pastor.last_img read more

Mercedes GLA-Class compact SUV to reach India this festive season

first_imgMercedes Benz GLA-ClassThis festive season, Mercedes Benz India Limited (MBIL) will launch the GLA-Class, its biggest product for this year. This compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) will be in competition against BMW X1 and the Audi Q3. Incidentally, the Indian market will be one of the fastest to get the GLA.The GLA-Class Concept was first showcased at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and the company will officially launch the vehicle in Europe by May-June this year. Based on the Modular Front Architecture (MFA) platform, GLA shares many parts with the A-Class and the B-Class. India is expected to get a GLA 180 petrol and GLA 200 CDI diesel, but probably not the GLA 250 4MATIC.ExteriorsDesign of the Mercedes GLA-Class has been inspired from other MFA platform cars and here a glimpse of the A-Class can be seen. It certainly looks like the A-Class on steroids, with muscular-looking flared wheels. Interiors The interiors of the GLA are the same like other MFA platform cars and thereby come with the same instrument panel design. It is a front wheel drive vehicle. Incidentally, both GLA and BMW X1 are two-wheel drive. So far, Audi Q3 was a 4WD vehicle, until the advent of the 2WD Q3 S. TransmissionMercedes GLA-Class will be the first luxury vehicle to be sold with simple manual transmission. This compact SUV will be available in 6-speed MT.Commenting on the upcoming new products, Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, MBIL said, “In line with the Year of Excellence’ strategy, Mercedes-Benz India will launch some of the most fascinating cars for the Indian customers in 2014; some of them will be from the AMG brand as well. We began the year by launching the new S-Class, the C- Class GRAND EDITION and followed it with the M Guard special protection vehicle. Today we launched India’s most powerful luxury SUV, the GL 63 AMG. “advertisementlast_img read more

Asian Grand Prix: Neena Varakil wins gold, Neeraj Chopra qualifies for World Championships

first_imgNeena Varakil stole the limelight from her more fancied compatriots to bag the gold in women’s long jump as India won six medals in the second leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet here on Thursday.World junior record holder javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualified for the IAAF World Championships in London in August though he took a silver on Thursday, the same colour of medal he won in the first leg on April 24.Neena produced the best jump of 6.37m in the sixth and final round to clinch the gold. Chinese Xu Xiao Ling also had a best effort of 6.37m but she had to settle for a silver on count back.Neena’s best three jumps were 6.37m, 6.32m and 6.32m while Ling had 6.37m. 6.32m and 6.22m.25-year-old Neena from Kerala had won a silver in women’s long jump in the first leg at another Chinese city of Jinhua on April 24 with an effort of 6.46m. She has a personal best of 6.66m which she did last year.Besides Neena’s gold, India won four silver medals through Manpreet Kaur (women’s shot put), Neeraj Chopra (men’s javelin), Dutee Chand (women’s 100m) and Tintu Luka (women’s 800m), and a bronze through Om Prakash Karhana (men’s shot put).First leg gold medallist Manpreet Kaur had to settle for a silver this time in the women’s shot put as she could only throw the iron ball to a distance of 17.46m on Thursday. The gold in this event was won by Bian Ka of China (18.03m).advertisementManpreet had recorded a national record and world-leading effort of 18.86m while winning the gold in the first leg. She had qualified for the World Championships with that effort.Meanwhile, Neeraj did better than his first GP show though he still ended up with a silver. He also qualified for the World Championships as he threw the iron spear to a distance of 83.32m.The entry mark for the men’s javelin event for the World Championships stands at 83m.Chao-Tsun Cheng of Chinese Taipei clinched the gold in the event with an effort of 86.92m. This was Chen’s gold as he had also won the event in the first leg with an effort of 84.72m.19-year-old Chopra had a personal best of 86.48m, a junior world record, which he did en route to winning the gold in the Junior World Championships last year.Women sprinter Dutee Chand also did better than the first leg as she clinched a silver in women’s 100m dash with a timing of 11.57secs. Viktoriya Zyabkina of Kazakhstan took her second gold of the Asian GP in 11.36secs.Dutee had clocked 11.59secs to bag a bronze in the first leg.In women’s 800m event, Tintu won her second silver of the Asian GP but with a far worse timing. She clocked 2:06:32 to finish second behind Wang Chun Yu of China (2:05.86).National record holder Luka, who celebrated her 28th birthday yesterday, had clocked 2:03.50 in the first leg. She has a personal best of 1:59.17.Former national record holder Karhana took his second bronze of the Asian GP with an effort of 18.73m.In men’s 800m, Jinson Johnson, who had won a silver in the first leg, had a forgettable day as he finished eighth with a below-par timing of 1:53.76.India had won seven medals (1 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze) in the first leg. The third leg will be held in Chinese Taipei on April 30.last_img read more

Day 2: JK interlocutor Sharma meets youth groups and others as

first_imgbig names stay awayBy Sumir KaulSrinagar, Nov 7 (PTI) The big names stayed away but the Centres special representative on Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma held a series of meetings with civil society and youth groups today, day two of his visit to the Valley.Sharma, the former director of the Intelligence Bureau who is on a five-day visit to the state, is expected to meet political leaders here tomorrow as part of efforts to talk to various stakeholders and find lasting peace in Jammu and Kashmir.He is spending three days in the Kashmir Valley and two days in Jammu, where he will hold talks with Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and various delegations.All separatist parties, including both factions of the Hurriyat Conference and the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) have ruled out engagement with Sharma, saying his appointment is only a time buying tactic.However, away from the media glare, Sharma was busy meeting delegations arranged by Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Baseer Khan at the heavily-fortified Hari Niwas state guest house near the Dal Lake.Officials privy to the parleys said Sharmas engagements have so far been aimed at assessing the feelings of local residents, who have suffered the most in the decades of violence in the Valley.A PDP youth leader, a delegation of youths from downtown Srinagar, a Sikh group and traders were amongst those who have met Sharma.Waheed Para, PDP youth leader and secretary Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council, discussed problems faced by the youth and steps needed to be taken by the Centre to wean students and youth away from the cycle of violence, officials said.advertisementPara later told PTI that steps should be taken to ensure that the present process of dialogue gives dignity to people of the state.”There is anger and alienation on the ground because of the uncertainty. This needs to be addressed,” Para said.Sharma, he said, should reach out to those who have for years suffered because of the violence. “Their wounds should be nursed as soon as possible.”Talks, he said, should be held with every shade of opinion.A group of youth from downtown Srinagar met Sharma quietly last night and discussed their problems. Some suggested that the presence of security personnel should be reduced once the situation attains some sense of normalcy.While major trade associations like the Kashmir Economic Alliance and the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry have refrained from meeting Sharma, smaller trade bodies from various districts quietly called on him, officials said.They discussed problems, including taxation related issues, repayment of bank loans and difficulties in transporting of fruits.Issues regarding lack of employment opportunities and basic amenities, nepotism and the non-implementation of many central policies were also raised.A Sikh delegation, led by All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee Jagmohan Singh Raina, also met Sharma and flagged its concerns.”We told him about our demand for minority status. It has been the commitment of the state government but no steps have been taken in this regard either by the state or the Central government,” Raina said.He said the delegation impressed upon Sharma the need to hold dialogue with separatists groups if the Centre was “serious and sincere” about restoring peace in the state.Sharma, who also met several senior media personalities, is expected to meet political leaders tomorrow. These include Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress chief G A Mir, CPM leader Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami and independent MLA from Khansahib Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen.His meeting with National Conference leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah has not been confirmed.Some National Conference leaders have said the entire process of talks has been “badly handled” as there has been no formal invitation from the special representative.Soon after his appointment on October 23, Sharma had said his aim was to nurse the wounds of common Kashmiris for which he would take help of all stakeholders, including political parties — both ruling and opposition as well as smaller regional parties. PTI SKL MINlast_img read more

1 Major Conference Is Considering Starting Games At 9 A.M.

first_img Pac-12 after brunch? League exploring games kicking off at 9 a.m. PT in 2019 https://t.co/6FPjxmhP2C— CollegeFootballTalk (@CFTalk) July 24, 2019This is certainly an unconventional approach, but with the Pac-12 kind of in a tough spot time zone wise, it might be worth a shot.Besides, what is better than waking up and having a college football game already on?On the flip-side, tailgating for a 9 a.m. kickoff would be quite rough for fans. Hey, no one said this idea was perfect. A general view of USC's football stadium.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 02: A general view of the stadium during the game between the Washington Huskies and the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 2, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)The Pac-12 has dealt with issues regarding the kickoff times of its games in recent years, and the conference is eyeing an outside-the-box solution: 9 a.m. kickoffs.College football fans on the East Coast have complained that Pac-12 games start and end too late. Meanwhile, West Coast Pac-12 fans are tired of not being able to have any early afternoon kickoffs because of the time difference.Commissioner Larry Scott said this week the league has spoken with Fox about putting a Pac-12 game in the noon ET/9 a.m. PT slot as early as this fall.“We’ve discussed it recently. That would be new and out of the box for our conference but I’ve tried to put everything on the table. There’s a lot of frustration from fans in certain markets to the late night kicks,” Scott told NBC Sports. “I’d like to see one or tow games this season that are 12 noon (ET) kicks be Pac-12 games and see what markets might respond positively to that.”last_img read more

Mexican president wants US to grant more work visas

first_imgMEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he hopes to negotiate more U.S. work visas for Mexicans and Central Americans.Lopez Obrador said relations with the U.S. government are good. In his words, “This new relationship with the U.S. government is on the right track.”His comments came one day after the administration of President Donald Trump pledged $4.8 billion in development projects for southern Mexico and $5.8 for the Central American nations of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that his government wants “the United States to also give work visas for Mexico and to increase the number of visas, and that there also be work visas for Central Americans.”The United States currently offers a limited number of H-2A agricultural work visas.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Ban tells Maithri advance dialogue on settlement

He encouraged the President to advance the dialogue on a political settlement and seize this opportunity to lay the foundation for long-lasting peace and stability. The Secretary-General discussed recent political developments, congratulated the President on the elections, and commended his message of national unity, reconciliation and good governance. The Secretary-General also encouraged the President to incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals into the national development agenda. (Colombo Gazette) The Secretary-General welcomed the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ recently released report on Sri Lanka. He was pleased with the Government’s positive and constructive engagement with the UN on the report, and he hoped that the President would implement its recommendations.The Secretary-General reiterated his strong commitment to Sri Lanka and pledged the UN’s continued support. He looked forward to working closely with the President, the Government and domestic stakeholders during this critical time. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged President Maithripala Sirisena to advance the dialogue on a political settlement.The Secretary-General met with the President in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly yesterday. read more

UN refugee agency reports sharp increase in arrivals at South Sudan camp

There have been 2,100 new arrivals over the past week at the Yida camp, located in Unity state, with over 85 per cent of them women and children, Adrian Edwards, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a news briefing in Geneva. He said that 99 children below five were identified as malnourished and are being cared for –after being registered by UNHCR, refugees go through medical and nutritional screening and receive an emergency food ration; they also receive relief items such as jerry cans and kitchen sets to help them settle.Since September, thousands of people have been prompted to flee South Kordofan into Yida as a result of renewed fighting between Sudanese Armed Forces and the rebel group known as the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA-North). Mr. Edwards noted that newly arriving refugees tell UNHCR staff on the Sudanese side of the border that more people are heading towards the border point of Jau en route to Yida. “People are worried about insecurity, and reaching the border is difficult. They are moving in small groups in fear of aerial bombardment,” he said. “Based on patterns over the past 12 months and taking into account seasonal cycles, our current planning anticipates further refugee arrivals between now and January due to the onset of the dry season and resumption of military activities in South Kordofan.”Mr. Edwards added that further surges are also possible for April and May in Unity state and for June in Upper Nile state, and that UNHCR is preparing sites and propositioning supplies to be ready for any influx.As of last week, there were 175,668 Sudanese refugees in South Sudan from fighting and insecurity in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. Almost half of these are from Blue Nile. read more

SMMT marks opening of CV Show with exhibition

In an exhibition at its Westminster headquarters, SMMT is marking the start of the 2014 CV Show, which opens its doors this Tuesday, 29 April at the NEC in Birmingham. The display sees commercial vehicle manufacturers, and CV Show stars, Citroen, Ford and Mercedes, showing vehicles in the SMMT showroom.The CV Show is the largest and most comprehensive road transport event in the UK, with more than 450 exhibitors attracting over 18,000 visitors over a three day period. Major brands exhibiting at this year’s Show include Fiat, Iveco, MAN, Nissan and  Vauxhall, which will be unveiling its all-new UK-built Vivaro  van.More than 60 SMMT members are exhibiting at the CV Show, taking up over a third of the total exhibition space, including SMMT (hall 4/ stand 4G50) . Of the Show’s top 20 exhibitors, 16 are represented by SMMT.On display in the SMMT showroom is the UK’s most-registered small van (under 2.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight), the Citroen Berlingo. Offered with six powertrains, including a diesel hybrid and pure electric and boasting a load capacity of up to 4.1m3 and a maximum payload of 896kg, the Berlingo’s combination efficiency and capability makes it a popular choice for operators of both small and large fleets.The CV Show sees the global debut of the Citroen Relay (hall 5/stand D40), which goes on sale in the third  quarter of 2014, offered in a wide range of panel vans, chassis cabs, chassis crew cab and back-to-back cabs.UK light commercial vehicle market leaders, Ford, will display a full range of products at the CV Show, following the competition of its brand refresh, which commenced in 2011. The main attraction on its stand (hall4/stand 5G10) is the new two-tonne Transit, which will also be available to test drive at the Show.Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre is a global centre of excellence for the brand’s development of engines and commercial vehicles. Housing a design centre and extensive R&D facilities, Dunton is responsible for ensuring the design, quality and efficiency of many Ford CVs built and sold around the world. Ford is displaying the Tourneo Connect in SMMT’s showroom.The Mercedes-Benz Citan small van will also be on show at SMMT, a vehicle which the manufacturer claims has the performance of a giant and the thirst of a sparrow. With the BLUEEFFICIENCY model claiming a combined fuel consumption of 65.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of 112g/km, the Citan is one of the most efficient vehicles inits class.At the CV Show, Mercedes-Benz (hall 4/ stand 5D10) will be showing a full model line-up including the Sprinter van, which features a Euro-6 Bluetec engine, making it one of the first Euro-6 engined vans. The Sprinter also boasts one of the industry’s broadest arrays of safety systems, including lane support and collision protection technologies.All the latest news from the 2014 CV Show can be found on the Transport News Brief website, as well as the CV Show Facebook and Twitter pages.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Corrivertonbased NGO gets over 13M from USAID for afterschool activities

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUS Embassy assist more than a thousand residents in Corriverton, LindenApril 17, 2015In “Business”US Ambassador meets with International VisitorOctober 21, 2013In “Local News”New approach to address social problems in Region SixSeptember 29, 2016In “Local News” The United States (US) Government says it is partnering with a community-based non-governmental organization (NGO) to continue its support to Guyanese youths.Family Awareness Consciousness & Togetherness (FACT), a Corriverton-based NGO, received a US $64,800 (GYD$13,353,000) grant from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) Program to carry out after-school activities in Corriverton.CFYR is a USAID program designed to reduce youth involvement in crime and violence. It features a comprehensive package of interventions that build the resilience of youth ages 10-29, strengthen family support, and encourage community cohesion.According to the US Embassy in Guyana, the program will provide 80 children, between the ages of 10 to 18 years, from five schools, with after-school activities which include lessons and homework support integrated with creative arts, life skills, and sports.“This follows a call for proposals to organizations operating in five target communities in Guyana, including Corriverton. The successful grantees will deliver comprehensive interventions in Corriverton, East La Penitence, East Ruimveldt, Lodge, and Sophia. The activities will encourage student participation in positive youth development activities that reduce vulnerability to risky behaviours that lead to violence” said the Embassy.Although the event focuses on the Corriverton community, the after-school programs, this publication was informed, will eventually reach the remaining aforementioned communities.“The program will increase youth’s self-efficacy, improve their computer knowledge and skills, and ultimately improve school attendance by engaging them in a stimulating and rewarding set of activities. Parents will be encouraged to get involved in the academic life of their children and share in the journey by participating in regular meetings for the duration of the program” a release from the US Embassy noted. read more

Maptek unveils new strategic panel caving application

first_imgA new strategic panel caving product developed by Maptek™ targets the most cost effective underground mining method in a transparent, analytical way while maximising productivity. Panel, or block caving, is widely considered the ‘new frontier’ as mining operations move towards underground methods.Maptek CaveLogic allows engineers to more effectively plan and reduce the financial risk associated with this subsidence mining method that involves massive volumes of material and large investment.‘The Maptek solution quickly and easily simulates multiple scenarios for identifying the best option,’ said Vice President, Maptek South America, Marcelo Arancibia who previewed the new tool at the recent South America Users Conference in Viña del Mar, Chile.“Dynamic analysis using CaveLogic considers the economic environment and generates practical production plans quickly, easily, accurately and interactively. The point of difference with the Maptek approach is the flexibility for handling project complexity and individual customer needs.“CaveLogic incorporates operational and geotechnical constraints and takes dilution into account by generating multiple scenarios for assessment. Unlike other panel caving systems, results are readily visualised for determining sequencing and are auditable for confident decision support,” explained Arancibia.“Because the projected promised economic value is associated with realistic plans, operations will also benefit from tighter integration between planning and operational areas.“Importantly for users, the calculations in CaveLogic are transparent. The planning engineer is in total control of tracking all of the variables and processes. This leads to better strategies with direct implications for improving business outcomes.”This latest Maptek development references globalised environmental values and targets the natural trend toward underground mining where automation is the key to unlocking productivity, safety and efficiency. The system works directly with Maptek Vulcan™ mine planning systems.CaveLogic is applicable to greenfield and brownfield projects. It can also guide management decisions at open pit operations where feasibility studies are required to evaluate the transition to underground mining.last_img read more

Bahamas Blacklist warning financial sector lagging behind

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 28, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas faces being blacklisted says the OECD if it does not sign a treaty to allow tax information exchange on a multi lateral basis.    The warning came during a Global OECD Conference where delegates and Bahamas financial services executives were present at the Melia Resort for a presentation by Monica Bhatia, who leads the secretariat for the OECD’s Global Forum on transparency.The advice to The Bahamas was to take quick action to right this wrong.   Bahtia pointed out that, “There are now 109 countries and jurisdictions that are participating in the multilateral convention, the most recent one being the United Arab Emirates.   The Bahamas is now the only country which has not signed the multilateral convention.   That obviously brings all the attention of its peers on to the Bahamas.”While arguments are there could be a blow to the competitive edge of The Bahamas in the sector, others say no because everyone has to do it and the playing field is leveled.   However what is a certainty, is that instituting multi-lateral tax information exchange laws will increase costs to the industry and government.#MagneticMediaNews#Bahamasblacklistwarning#financialsectorlaggingsaysOECD#MonicaBhatiaOECD Related Items:#Bahamasblacklistwarning, #financialsectorlaggingsaysOECD, #magneticmedianews, #MonicaBhatiaOECDlast_img read more

First free parking lot for homeless living in RVs in Encanto

first_img Posted: December 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsENCANTO (KUSI)- You could call them the “unseen face” of San Diego’s homeless problem. We’re talking about the thousands f people who sleep in their cars and RV’s every night. For many of those people, finding a safe place to park can be a real problem but a nonprofit program is looking to fix that.KUSI’s John Soderman is in Encanto with more on the story. December 19, 2018 First free parking lot for homeless living in RV’s in Encanto Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Road closures in Downtown Miami ahead of corporate run

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Thousands are getting ready to run in Downtown Miami, Friday afternoon, which means major detours.About 28,000 participants are expected to attend the annual Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. Streets will be shut down beginning at 2 p.m. in the Downtown and Brickell areas. Hey it’s Miami’s Race Week! #MBCR2017— Corporate Run (@corporaterun) April 24, 2017Organizers said the race will begin and end on Biscayne Boulevard, and all surrounding side streets will be affected. Runners will head west on Southeast Second Street to Northwest North River Drive before looping back to Biscayne Boulevard.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Trump dismisses report of Kushners Russia outreach

first_imgUS President Donald Trump (L) and White House senior advisor Jared Kushner take part in a bilateral meeting with Italy’s Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni (not seen) in Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence, in Rome. AFP file photoA White House in crisis scrambled to allay public concern over reports that Donald Trump’s son-in-law sought a secret communications link to Russia—a bombshell allegation the US president swatted down as “fabricated.”After returning late Saturday from his first foreign trip as president, Trump geared up to combat concerns over his advisers’ ties to Russia, including explosive reports about Jared Kushner, his indispensable aide-de-camp.Trump meting with attorneys at the White House on Sunday, presumably over the latest development in the long-running Russia intelligence saga, news reports said.US media said the White House is creating a new rapid-fire communications unit to respond to the controversy, led by Kushner, senior presidential adviser Steve Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.Trump, who had been uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter during his nine-day trip abroad, resumed his favorite pastime with fury on Sunday, dismissing allegations of Russia ties as “fake news” and “fabricated lies.”“It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media,” he wrote.“Whenever you see the words ‘sources say’ in the fake news media, and they don’t mention names it is very possible that those sources don’t exsist but are made up by fake news writers. #FakeNews is the enemy!” the US leader wrote, spelling errors and all.In yet another tweet, amid criticism of his frequent Twitter rants, Trump wrote: “the Fake News Media works hard at disparaging & demeaning my use of social media because they don’t want America to hear the real story!”No respiteThe administration had hoped Trump’s nine-day turn in the international spotlight would offer a respite from relentless coverage—marked by an endless barrage of explosive revelations—of an ever-widening probe into Russian meddling in last year’s election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.However, the eve of his return brought the biggest story to date: A Washington Post report about Kushner’s alleged proposal to the Russians to create a secret channel out of the reach of US spymasters.The talks between Kushner and the Russians, if confirmed, would raise new questions about the Trump team’s relationship with Moscow, which US intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in Trump’s favor.Meanwhile, a parade of senior administration officials tried to downplay the story, saying it was not all that unusual to establish “back-channel” ties with a foreign government.Trump’s National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster refused to talk about the allegations, but said that generally speaking, “we have back-channel communication with a number of countries… I would not be concerned about it.”His comments were echoed by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.“It’s both normal in my opinion and acceptable,” he told ABC News on Sunday.“Any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us, is a good thing and, again, it comes back to whatever the communication is, comes back into the government and shared across the government; so, it’s not a bad thing to have multiple communication lines to any government,” he said.But the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating the Russian election meddling, was dubious about those assertions.“You have to ask, well, who are they hiding the conversations from?” Representative Adam Schiff said in an interview with ABC News.He added: “Ultimately we’re going to want Mr Kushner to come before the committee and I fully expect that to happen.”Kushner under fireKushner made his secret communications proposal on December 1 or 2 at Trump Tower in New York, according to intercepts of Russian communications reviewed by US officials, the Post reported late Friday.Michael Flynn, who was Trump’s national security adviser for just 24 days before being fired amid questions about meetings he held with the Russian ambassador, was also present, the newspaper reported.Kushner boasts an enormous portfolio of domestic and international responsibilities, underscoring his importance as Trump’s chief adviser despite having no experience in politics before the 2016 White House race.He is the only person currently in the White House known to be under investigation.Some critics have called for Kushner’s security clearance to be revoked, others say he should temporarily step aside while his ties to Moscow are being reviewed.The wider investigation into Russia’s alleged election meddling is being led by Robert Mueller, a respected former FBI director who was given broad powers to pursue the case as a special counsel.The Senate and House Intelligence committees are also leading their own investigations, but not with an eye to bringing criminal charges.Meanwhile, some top Republicans cast doubts on the Post’s reporting, suggesting the whole episode may be a Russian ruse to throw America’s political system into a tailspin.“We’re chasing our tails as a nation when it comes to the Russians,” Senator Lindsey Graham told CNN.“I don’t trust this story as far as I can throw it,” he said. “The whole story line is suspicious.”last_img read more

British Tamil batsman hit on the chest dies

first_imgA British Tamil batsman died after being hit by a ball on the chest while turning up for Manipay Parish Sports Club in division three of the British Tamil League. Bavalan Pathmanathan was playing at the Long Ditton recreation grounds on Sunday when he received the blow. “We were called to Windmill Lane, Long Ditton, to reports that a man in his 20s had been injured by a cricket ball striking his chest,” a spokesman from South East Coast Ambulance Service was quoted as saying by the guardian.com on Tuesday. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“We sent an ambulance and two cars to the scene along with an ambulance from the London Ambulance Service and the air ambulance also. The man was treated at the scene and then taken to Kingston hospital in a life-threatening condition,” he added. Pathmanathan was given Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and was treated in an ambulance but the 24-year-old died from the injuries, guardian.com reported.Manipay Parish SC on their Facebook page posted: “Our cricketer Bavalan Pathmanathan is no longer with us. He was hit by the ball on his chest while batting. Our club was totally shocked by his death at this young age.” Surrey chief executive Richard Gould expressed grief at the sad news and offered his condolences to Pathmanathan’s family.  “Everyone at the club has been deeply saddened to learn of Bavalan’s death and would like to extend their sympathies to his family, friends and everyone who knew him from within the community of cricket.”“Batsmen’s safety on the field of play has been a topic of conversation in recent months following the death of former Australia international Phillip Hughes, who was struck on the neck by a bouncer last November.” Last year, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died after being hit on the head by a bouncer during a domestic match.last_img read more

The Korean Broadcast Call of Dame Lillards Series Clinching Dagger is an

first_imgDame Lillard finished off his first round series beef with Russell Westbrook by lighting up the Thunder for 50 and hitting the series clinching three from just inside the logo as time expired to give Portland a 118-115 Game 5 win.Any series winning dagger is an all-time playoff moment, but the Korean broadcast call of the shot of the year (so far) somehow does it justice. Maybe Kevin Harlan has a Korean son? This bad boy is an 11/10 on the Gus Johnson excitement scale.Here’s the Korean call of Lillard’s game-winning three-pointer. It’s as electric as you’d expect! (Call from SpoTV) pic.twitter.com/mJWbSzoOAi— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) April 24, 2019last_img read more

Get a Dell G3 w GTX 1050 Ti for Just 780

first_img CES 2019: Day 2 – Recap | Tom’s HardwareVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/dell?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:0503:05Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭  The Dell G3 is a budget laptop for gamers who want to play the latest PC titles, but don’t need a cutting edge machine to do so. To make it even more affordable, Walmart is cutting the price of the G3 15.6-inch Laptop down to $779.99. That’s $120 off and $396 cheaper than a similarly configured G3 purchased direct from Dell’s website.Buy on WalmartThe configuration on sale is no slouch. It features a 1080p LCD, 2.2GHz Core i7-8750H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB HDD with 128GB SSD, and a GTX 1050 Ti graphics card. It’s this latter component that helps the system run games like Shadow of War at a smooth 45 frames per second on very high settings.In our lab tests, the Dell G3 also scored a solid 13,227 in Geekbench 4’s overall performance test. That blows past the 11,817 entry-level gaming laptop average and beats similar budget rigs like the Asus TUF Gaming FX504 and the Lenovo Legion Y520 .The G3’s battery life is also impressive for a gaming laptop, lasting through 6 hours and 37 minutes before requiring a recharge. What we wish were better is the G3’s somewhat dull screen. We had to pump up its brightness to its maximum setting to get a lively color.AdvertisementOtherwise, the G3 is a solid choice for casual gamers who want a system that can tackle today’s games in an efficient and stylish manner.Best Laptop Deals in January 2019 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

Government to resume work on border road

first_imgNo related posts. Costa Rica’s government will spend some ₡650 million ($1.3 million) to repair a 15-kilometer section of Route 1856, a road along Río San Juan and the border with Nicaragua.Collapsed culverts and ditches are part of the repairs that will be performed by local firm MECO beginning Wednesday. The project is expected to last at least two months.Public Works and Transport Minister Pedro Castro said on Tuesday that later this week the ministry will sign an executive decree to speed up the hiring process for firms that will participate in the next phase of construction, estimated to last an additional four months.He also said an audit of the project would be performed by an international agency that would be selected in coming days.Construction of Route 1856 got underway in 2011, but several corruption cases exposed in 2012 halted the project and prompted the resignation of then-Public Works and Transport Minister Francisco Jiménez, as well as the firing of various National Roadway Council officials. Facebook Commentslast_img read more