Nitish can join Grand Alliance again Rabri

first_imgPatna: After a senior RJD leader asked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to join the Grand Alliance again, jailed party chief Lalu Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi has said she has no objection if he does so. “If Nitish Kumar joins the Grand Alliance again, we have no objection to it,” Rabri Devi told media here on Monday night. However, she made it clear that any decision on this will be taken by top leaders of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Rabri Devi’s statement came after Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, a former Union Minister, said Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Nitish Kumar should join hands with non-BJP parties to fight against the saffron party. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC “He (Nitish Kumar) will surely switch sides but no one can predict when will he do that or what will he say. This has happened several times earlier. It’s not surprising… All I want is that everyone should come together against the BJP,” he said on Monday. Singh’s offer came a day after Nitish Kumar inducted eight JD-U MLAs as Cabinet Ministers, leaving out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), leading to speculation of a rift between the two allies. The Cabinet expansion on Sunday came two days after the JD-U chief decided that his party won’t join Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government because it was offered just one seat — a “symbolic” representation. The RJD’s relation with Nitish Kumar turned bitter after he dumped the RJD-led Grand Alliance in July 2017 and joined hands with the BJP and formed the government.last_img read more

UNICEF: Morocco Praised as Regional Leader in the War on Poverty

Tangier – At an international conference on human development methods and evaluation approaches to equality for new generations, Roberto Benes of UNICEF’s MENA Regional Office praised Morocco’s leadership in the field of equality, social protection, and improvement for disadvantaged social groups, according to Maghreb Arab Press.Speaking on Wednesday in Rabat, Benes said, “UNICEF is happy to support efforts by Morocco in human development and fighting poverty through social policies.”A number of experts on the subject attended the international conference, calling upon participants to share their experiences and strengthen cooperation. Practitioners came from Sub-Saharan African countries to share their knowledge and expertise in evaluating human development, fighting poverty, and implementing public policy. The evaluation of public policies is “crucial to ensure the effectiveness of public spending,” said UN Resident Coordinator in Morocco, Bruno Pouezat, in a statement to Maghreb Arab Press.The meeting, held in Rabat, was organized by the National Observatory for Human Development (ONDH) in corporation with United Nations agencies and the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.Edited by Elisabeth Myers read more

UN leadership camp aims to empower youth through sport

9 January 2012Thirty young people from nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the occupied Palestinian territory will participate in a United Nations leadership camp which kicks off today in Doha, Qatar, and aims to empower underprivileged youth through sports-based activities. The camp consists of 10 days of experiential learning activities addressing themes such as health, gender, disability, education and peace, and seeks to invoke greater change in communities driven by young leaders.“The United Nations has long understood the unique power of sport for change, but for change to happen, strong leadership is needed,” said Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Wilfried Lemke.“[The camp] provides concrete and practical leadership skills from some of the best leaders and experts in the field, in a truly collaborative spirit. This ensures that the lessons learned will guide these young leaders in their future endeavours,” he said.The participants, aged 18 to 25, have already made significant contributions to their communities through grassroots projects that use sport as a method to foster peace and development. At the camp, they will develop an action plan to implement in their local community with the support of camp organizers and partners to ensure the legacy of the project.The initiative was led by the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) in close collaboration with the Canadian-based non-governmental organization (NGO) Right to Play and the Aspire Zone Foundation based in Doha. Other partners include the English Premier League, the German Agency for International Cooperation, the International Paralympic Committee and Liverpool Football Club.The 18 women and 12 men taking part in the camp come from South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, Burundi, Tanzania, Namibia and the occupied Palestinian territory. They will also be joined four youth from Qatar who have been identified by the NGO Reach Out Asia (ROTA), giving the event a local element and exposing the youth to different cultures, backgrounds and ideas.Mr. Lemke said the project represents a new starting point for the beneficiaries of the programme. “We want to give them now the opportunities they did not get before,” he said. read more

Closing Bell TSX little changed amid falling gold prices fears over Crimea

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market chalked up a slight gain Monday as traders looked beyond the weekend vote that saw an overwhelming number of Crimeans opt to break from Ukraine and join Russia.Here are the closing numbers TSX — 1,034.14 +0.50 -0.05%S&P 500 — 1,858.83 +17.70 0.96%Dow — 16,247.22 +181.55 1.13%Nasdaq — 4,279.95 +34.55 0.81%Traders are now looking to see what level of sanctions will ultimately be imposed against Russia for its part in backing the referendum.The S&P/TSX composite index edged up 4.23 points to 14,231.89, held back by a steep slide in gold stocks as bullion backed off after running up sharply last week ahead of the vote. The Canadian dollar was up 0.34 of a cent to 90.47 cents US. U.S. indexes surged amid data showing that U.S. factory production rose 0.8% in February, nearly reversing a 0.9% plunge in January that was due mainly to weather.The Dow Jones industrials jumped 181.55 points to 16,247.22, the Nasdaq advanced 34.55 points to 4,279.95 and the S&P 500 index gained 17.7 points to 1,858.83.The European Union slapped travel bans and asset freezes on 21 people from Russia and Crimea they have linked to the push for secession.Also, U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order that targeted seven Russian government officials for sanctions. And the U.S. Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on four Ukrainians, including former president Viktor Yanukovych.Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his government is also putting economic sanctions and travel restrictions on senior people in Russia, Ukraine and Crimea.“The response has been very targeted at individuals as opposed to general trade and against the country,” said Gareth Watson, vice-president investment management and research at Richardson GMP Ltd.“That just tells you that they don’t want to escalate this.”Meanwhile, Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) is selling its interest in assets in Boundary Lake, Cynthia/West Pembina and Rocky Mountain House in Western Canada to Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP) for approximately $855 million. Imperial shares added 10 cents to $51.17.Whitecap shares were up 81 cents to $12.34 on very heavy volume of 14 million shares on the TSX after the company also issued improved production figures and hiked its annual dividend payout to 75 cents a year from 68 cents.And the Wall Street Journal reported that gas giant Encana (TSX:ECA) is in advanced talks to sell its Wyoming natural gas fields to private equity firm Carlyle Group for about $2 billion. Its shares climbed eight cents to $22.54.Watson observed that investors can expect more of this activity in the future as “interest rates are still extremely low, borrowing is cheap, (creating) a very solid environment for merger and acquisition activity,” he said.The TSX base metals sector was the leading advancer, up 1.24% with copper unchanged at US$2.95 a pound after a string of negative data from China sent prices down 8% last week.The energy sector was up 0.1% as April crude dipped 81 cents to US$98.08 a barrel.Financials and industrials also provided lift for the TSX.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) is one of four companies picked to supply a total of 1,064 locomotives to South Africa’s state-owned freight rail system. The total contract is worth about $5.16 billion but Bombardier’s announcement didn’t disclose how much its share was worth. Its shares gained 19 cents to $4.11.The gold sector gave back about 3.3% as gold prices faded $6.10 to US$1,372.90 an ounce.TOP STORIES Canadian home sales: How healthy is your housing market?U.S. lawsuit traces mystery of $3-billion penny-stock scheme to 26-year-old Bugatti-driving MontrealerCountry’s biggest port threatens to suspend or terminate striking truckers’ permits if they do not return to workIs Vince McMahon ready to sell WWE?WHAT’S ON DECK TUESDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Manufacturing sales & orders (Jan): Economists expect 0.6% rise 11:40 a.m.Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz speaks in Halifax UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Consumer Price Index (Feb): Economists expect 0.1% rise from month before, 1.2% year over Housing starts, building permits (Feb): Economists expect starts to rise 3.4%, permits, 1.6% 11 a.m.Business Roundtable CEO economic outlook survey CORPORATE NEWSCANADAAlimentation Couche-tard Inc Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 91¢ a share Armtec Infrastructure Inc Q4 earnings: Analysts expect loss of 9¢ a share UNITED STATESAdobe Systems Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 25¢ a share Oracle Q3 earnings: Analysts expect 70¢ a share read more

India begins probe as girl joins IS after claiming she went to

Bindu also said that the family did not know more details such as when she met her husband 32-year-old Bexin, an MBA graduate, who also later converted to Islam. Bindu, who hails from the city, said her 25-year-old daughter Nimisha came along with her husband to her house on May 16 last and on May 18, she received a call from her daughter that she was going to Sri Lanka on some business.“She did not reveal from where she was calling even though I asked her repeatedly,” Bindu said. “I tried to prevent her from proceeding, but it failed,” she said.“I also used to get messages from her till June 4, but after that there was no information about her,” she said.Bindu said her daughter Nimisha was a final year dental student in Kasaragod when she met and got married to a Christian youth, who later converted to Islam along with her. India is investigating claims that a girl claimed she was going to Sri Lanka but had later joined the Islamic State (IS), Bindu, mother of a young pregnant woman, who converted to Islam after marriage and is among a group of 17 people from Kerala suspected to have joined Islamic State (IS), on Sunday met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and sought investigation into the matter, the Press Trust of India reported. “It cannot be said that all missing persons have joined the IS,” Chennithala said adding, “what I came to know is that the state and Central agencies have started an investigation in the matter.” (Colombo Gazette) They got married in November 2015, Bindu said.Meanwhile, five more families in Kasargod, from where most of the missing persons hail, filed petitions before the Chandra police and sought a probe.Meanwhile, senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, Ramesh Chennithala asked the state government to bring before the people the factual position about the reports on missing persons. “Chief Minister told me that probe in the matter is progressing,” Bindu, who submitted a petition stating that her daughter was missing and sought a probe, said in Thiruvananthapuram. read more

Football 2017 Threestar wide receiver Elijah Gardiner commits to Ohio State

Ohio State added its 20th member of the 2017 recruiting class with the commitment from three-star wide receiver Elijah Gardiner. He joins four-star Trevon Grimes and four-star Jaylen Harris as the wide receiver commits in OSU’s 2017 class.Gardiner, who hails from Kemp, Texas, visited Columbus this weekend on an official visit and received an offer from OSU. He was committed to Missouri until he flipped to the Buckeyes on Monday. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound Gardiner will be one of OSU’s tallest receivers on the roster in 2017.National Signing Day is on Wednesday.Thanks to all the schools that have recruited me but my family and I have decided to further my career at The Ohio State University.— Ellijah (@ellijahgardiner) January 30, 2017 read more

Michael Gove takes blame for Boris Johnson leadership row in first public

first_imgAsked if that was his mistake, Mr Gove said: “I should either not have been so eager to back him in the first place and waited, or, having backed him, even with doubts and concerns, I should have stuck with it.”Discussing his relationship with Mr Cameron – who was a close friend before the pair took different sides in the EU referendum – Mr Gove revealed they rarely speak now. “I haven’t talked to him for a while and, I think – in fact I am pretty certain – he feels annoyed and let down, and that’s a shame. Because I have nothing but respect and admiration for him,” Mr Gove said.  Boris Johnson pulled out of the contest to become Prime Minister Boris Johnson pulled out of the contest to become Prime MinisterCredit:Bloomberg Finance LP Michael Gove has expressed regret at the way he handled the Tory leadership contest and said he is “most to blame” for his falling out with former ally Boris Johnson. Speaking for the first time about his decision to pull support from Mr Johnson and run for the leadership himself, Mr Gove admitted the move sent him “crashing into a brick wall”. He also reveals the depth of the rift with David Cameron over his backing of Brexit, saying the former prime minister feels “annoyed and let down”.And the former justice secretary opens the door to a return to the front bench, indicating he would take up a ministerial jobs should it be offered if he thought it could “make a difference”. Mr Gove was at the centre of what was widely seen as the most tumultuous month in British politics since the Second World War after the unexpected vote to leave the European Union. center_img Having been on the winning side of the referendum after co-chairing the Vote Leave campaign, Mr Gove then agreed to support Mr Johnson’s Tory leadership bid after Mr Cameron announced his resignation. However just hours before Mr Johnson’s campaign launch, Mr Gove revealed he was running for the role himself and publicly criticised the former London mayor. Mr Johnson was forced to pull out of the contest after the move. Theresa May later won the race and became Prime Minister. Recalling the race, Mr Gove told The Times: “The person most to blame is me. I should either have not have been so quick to say I would definitely support Boris, or, having said that I would support Boris, not have my own wobble, where I thought, ‘I’m not sure he’s right, and therefore if he’s not right … Ooh.’” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Stalking victim felt palmed off by police five days before exboyfriend slashed

first_imgShe said she felt palmed off, she was asked the question ‘what do you want us to do about it?Flatmate Maxine McGill However, on October 7 last year, five days before he allegedly killed her, Dhillon sent Miss Ruggles a package containing photographs of the two of them and a pleading letter and she called police.Speaking on Tuesday at Newcastle Crown Court, her flatmate Maxine McGill said: “Alice reported it [the package] to the police, it was 101 she called and it was the telephone operator she spoke to.”She said she felt palmed off, she was asked the question ‘what do you want us to do about it?'”She said: ‘I don’t know, that is why I am calling because I was told that if anything further happened I was to get in touch’. She said basically it was a waste of time.” “But I remember him using the words or phrase “kill you” six or seven times in that message.”Alice had become very frightened of him and  had started to say to him “you are making me think you want to hurt me.”She was very worried after the breakup that Harry was accessing her Facebook, Whatsapp and Snapchat. He was very aware of Alice’s actions and who she was interacting with on social media.”She said that Dhillon also bullied her during their relationship, which began in October 2015 when he spotted a photograph of her on a mutual friend’s Facebook and ended in the summer of 2016.Miss McGill said: “I remember one occasion in particular when Alice was in the shower but Harry needed to use the toilet.”She was taking longer than Harry wanted so he made her get out of the shower and stand in the kitchen until he had used the bathroom  and then allowed her to finish her shower.”Despite her fears over Dhillon, Miss Ruggles appeared to be on the verge of starting a new relationship with Mr James.Miss McGill said: “Mike made her very happy, she told me that. I knew she was visiting her sister in Germany for a couple of days and she came back a different person to the one who left. She left a shadow of her former self and when she came back I started to see the real Alice again because she had met Mike. Unknown to either Miss Ruggles or Mr James, Dhillon was allegedly using the advanced technical skills he had learnt as a signaller in the army to monitor their relationship.He hacked both their social media accounts so he knew they were in touch and he sent a message to Mr James telling him that Alice was “playing” both of them, the court heard.He is also said to have fabricated an entire conversation on Whatsapp that purported to be between himself and Miss Ruggles, and appeared to end with her telling him ‘I love you’.Miss McGill told the court: “Harry contacted Mike through Facebook messenger advising him that he and Alice were supposedly still in a relationship and still in love and he told Mike to back off.”That affected Alice because she really like Mike and she was worried she would not see him again. That consumed her for a while but he got back in touch because he felt as strongly as Alice did and she was back to her giddy, happy self.”Miss Ruggles and Mr James arranged to meet imminently on the weekend he was due to return to the UK on leave, but Dhillon allegedly killed her before they continue their plans. Five days later, Dhillon scaled a wall and climbed through a window to confront Miss Ruggles. He went on to slash her throat from behind using a sharp knife he had stolen from the kitchen, the court heard.The court was told he fled leaving her to bleed to death on the bathroom floor. When the flat was searched a tribal-style ornamental mask that had not been there before was found on the floor of a bedroom.Miss McGill, who gave an emotional account of the moment she found Alice’s body at their flat in Gateshead, said Miss Ruggles had become a shadow of her former self.She told the court that Miss Ruggles had split with Dhillon after discovering that he had been cheating on her with a number of women he met via the Tinder dating app. Miss McGill wept as she told how she found Miss Ruggles’ body at their flat. The door was locked from the inside and she said she felt such panic for her friend’s safety that she climbed a perimeter wall and hauled herself through a window, she said.Visibly shaking, she told the jury: “I was looking through my phone when Alice came into my eyeline. She was lying on the bathroom floor, it stopped me in my tracks and I ran to her.”The first thing that I noticed was the amount of blood, it was everywhere. At first I thought she had fallen and hurt her head but I could see there were signs of a struggle.”She was lying on her front with her face turned to the side, her legs looked broken.”She added: “I knew when I saw her that she was dead, she was changing colour, there was no response from her and there was so much blood.”Dhillon denies murder and the trial continues. Lance Corporal Trimaan Dhillon, also known as Harry A stalking victim felt “palmed off” by police who asked “what do you want us to do about it?” five days before her ex-boyfriend slashed her throat, a murder trial was told.Alice Ruggles, 24, described the police response to her fears about Trimaan Dhillon, 26, as “a waste of time”, the flatmate who found her body told a court.The soldier was allegedly angry with her because she was becoming close to British Army officer Mike James, a burgeoning relationship he had failed to stop despite using his army training to hack both their social media accounts.Miss Ruggles had already given a police statement about Dhillon – who was known as Harry and served with the Royal regiment of Scotland – and he had been cautioned by police. He was also warned about contacting her by a senior officer.center_img Police at the scene of the alleged murderCredit: Iain Buist Lance Corporal Trimaan Dhillon, also known as HarryCredit:North News / NNP “She had a great couple of days with her sister and Mike, it was a strong bond between two people, they got on like a house on fire and she said the banter between them was unreal, that’s how she put it. She said she felt she could just talk to him about things.” Miss McGill said that he refused to accept the relationship was over and bombarded her with messages and threats. He also reportedly contacted her friends and family, said he would post sexual images of her online, hacked her social media accounts and drove from his Edinburgh barracks to her flat to intimidate her.Miss McGill, a manager at Sky, said the effect on her colleague, who worked as a site coordinator for the broadcaster, was marked.She told the court: “Alice became an introvert, visibly shaking with anxiety, she became skinny, she lost so much weight, she was pale and nowhere near as outgoing as she used to be.”I heard a voicemail he left her. He was explaining that he did not want to kill her and he was calling just to prove to her that he wanted to be there for her. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Police at the scene of the alleged murderlast_img read more

Pneumatic single rivet driver speeds installation by 33 Flexco claims

first_imgAs International Mining’s October focus article on conveyors approaches its editorial deadline, Flexco has announced the release of the Pneumatic Single Rivet Driver. Designed for use with Flexco SRTM fasteners and installation bases, this “speeds installation by up to 33%.” the company says. The driver features a dual handle for balance and ergonomic gripping, a heavy-duty drive rod for high-quality splices, and pneumatic driving power for a robust installation. A single trigger pull per rivet saves both time and reduces worker fatigue. Collated rivets with washers and a specially-designed steel guide block assure that each trigger pull contributes to a consistent splice.“The pneumatic single rivet driver really takes the guesswork out of rivet driving to give users a uniform, long-lasting splice every time,” Patrick Mukushina, Product Manager at Flexco, said. “The tool allows for more compression of the fastener plates, which results in a smooth and consistent splice that is compatible with conveyor components.”The air-powered, heavy-duty tool is built to last in even the most abrasive conditions and is protected by a portable carrying case that also makes it easy to transport.last_img read more

Postmortem on stillborn baby to determine course of Garda investigation

first_img Monday 25 Jun 2018, 7:13 PM Short URL Postmortem on stillborn baby to determine course of Garda investigation Gardaí attended University Hospital Kerry yesterday evening after a woman was admitted earlier in the day with physical injuries. Share86 Tweet Email1 By Hayley Halpin Image: Mark Stedman via 29,550 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 34 Comments GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING the alleged assault of a woman in her 30s at a house in Co Kerry.Gardaí attended University Hospital Kerry yesterday evening after a woman was admitted earlier in the day with physical injuries.A man in his mid-20s was later arrested by gardaí in relation to an alleged assault. He was detained for questioning at Kerry Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.He has since been released under the provisions of Section 4. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.The local coroner and Office of the State Pathologist were notified following the stillbirth of a baby. The results of the postmortem will determine the course of the Garda investigation into the matter.Gardaí did not confirm this evening whether the woman who was allegedly assaulted was the mother of the stillborn baby.Gardaí have said enquiries are ongoing. Image: Mark Stedman via Jun 25th 2018, 7:13 PM last_img read more

Greek Albanian citizen killed in police shootout with Albanian police

first_imgA Greek Albanian citizen has been killed in a gun battle with Albanian police officers during OXI Day on Sunday.According to a report by Kathimerini, Konstantinos Kacifa (Katsifas), 35, shot at officers in the village of Bularat, located six kilometres from the Greek Albanian border, for taking down a Greek flag he had raised at a World War II cemetery for Greek soldiers who had died in battle.A statement released by Albanian police claimed Mr Kacifa then proceeded to fire at approaching police cars before running to hid on a nearby mountain, where he allegedly continued to fire at officers, and according to police died in the exchange of fire, reports the Associated Press.Mr Kacifa who was born and raised in Bularat, had recently been living in Athens, where according to reports by Albanian media he was a member of extreme right political party Golden Dawn.At the news of his death, members of the party protested outside the Albanian Embassy, closing a major road in Athens.Greece’s Foreign Ministry also responded sternly to the news of Mr Kacifa’s death, saying that it is “unacceptable” that the operation resulted in the loss of a human life.“We await from Albanian authorities the complete clarification of the conditions under which the aforementioned Greek citizen lost his life and will immediately make the necessary moves,” a statement from the ministry in Athens said.Albania’s Foreign Ministry released a statement apologising for the politicisation of the event, and that Albanian police had clarified that it was a “totally isolated event” and “a flagrant case” of aggression against Albanian police.The statement went on to assure its neighbours that “Albania is a safe and calm country for all its citizens, including those of Greek nationality”.Meanwhile the secretary of the Panepirotic Federation of Australia, Dean Kalymniou has contemned the actions of Albanian police against Mr Kacifa. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Speakal iKurv un dock pour iPhone au look futuriste

first_imgSpeakal iKurv, un dock pour iPhone au look futuristePas facile de se démarquer dans le secteur des stations d’accueil pour iPhone. La marque Speakal a choisi le look high-tech et agressif avec un dock appelé iKurv.Les accessoires pour iPod ou iPhone sont un secteur on ne peut plus concurrentiel. Les fabricants ont bien senti le filon dès les premiers signes des succès d’Apple et proposent quantité de produits, de toutes les qualités et à tous les prix. Notamment les stations d’accueil, ces enceintes mobiles permettant de restituer dans votre foyer toute la musique présente sur vos “iBidules”.À lire aussiLe baladeur : du walkman au MP3… 30 ans d’évolutionLa marque Speakal présente son propre modèle de dock, l’iKurv, qui se démarque par un design futuriste qui peut rappeler par certains aspects l’univers tout en lignes de Tron. Il se présente comme un tube incurvé avec, aux deux extrémités, les enceintes, et au milieu une fine ligne bleue rétro-éclairée. Un look high-tech revendiqué, qui ne dépareillera en aucune façon avec votre équipement.Il est compatible avec les iPhone, iPod touch et autres membres de la famille iPod, pourvu qu’ils possèdent un connecteur 30 broches caractéristique de la marque. iKurv délivre un son 20 watts, et est livré avec une télécommande. Mieux encore, vous pourrez profiter de tous vos contenus vidéo ou vos jeux depuis votre téléviseur, une sortie vidéo étant au programme. Disponible sur le site de Speakal pour un prix d’entrée de 80 dollars (une soixantaine d’euros), il est uniquement proposé en noir pour le moment, d’autres couleurs s’ajouteront au catalogue comme le blanc, le jaune, le vert, le bleu et même un modèle rose. Le 3 novembre 2011 à 11:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Local Girl Scouts take part in DUI presentation

first_imgNEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — Some South Florida Girl Scouts got a go-to guide about being safe drivers.One hundred girls participated in a DUI presentation set up by the Broward Sheriff’s Foundation. Students were given a hands-on look into what authorities do when a someone is suspected of driving under the influence.“It’s been exciting and cool to see the things that police officers do,” said participant Kaitlyn Alvarez.“They have given me a better view, and I’m sure they’ve given lots of other Girl Scouts a better view,” said another participant.Girl Scouts got to perform field sobriety exercises, wear impairment goggles and test out a speed radar.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

1 hospitalized after policeinvolved crash on Turnpike in SW MiamiDade

first_imgPlease check back on and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews have taken one person to the hospital after a crash involving a police vehicle along the Florida Turnpike in Southwest Miami-Dade led to massive traffic congestion on the roadway.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Florida Highway Patrol units have responded to the scene along the northbound lanes where the Turnpike meets the Don Shula Expressway, just after 9:30 p.m., Friday.A photo sent in to 7News captured rescue crews and congested lanes.7News cameras captured a Medley Police SUV against the wall. The vehicle was involved in the crash, but it’s unclear whether or not other vehicles were involved.Cameras also captured an FHP trooper changing the front tire of a cruiser, but it’s unknown if that vehicle was involved in the crash.Paramedics have transported the victim to Jackson South Medical Center as a trauma alert.As of 10:30 p.m., two northbound lanes were open to traffic. Officials urged drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes. last_img read more

This DNA test for cats could unlock Mr Whiskers genetic secrets

first_img $210 at Best Buy $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read Google Home Hub review CES 2019 Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon $155 at Google Express Tags Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $60 at Best Buy The Cheapskate Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sprint DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Boost Mobile $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET $299 at Amazon Chris Monroe/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $59 at eBay I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Mr. Whiskers has secrets.  Carlos G. Lopez / Getty Images If you’ve ever wondered what exactly your cat is (aside from a fluffy agent of chaos), Basepaws wants to give you genetic insight on your feline buddy. The company is bringing its at-home DNA test for cats to CES 2019. The kit reportedly gives owners breed information and details about potential diseases and nutritional needs, the company said Thursday.”DNA research has revealed a vast amount of useful, often life-saving information for humans. We want to facilitate those same kind of breakthroughs for cats,” said Basepaws CEO and founder Anna Skaya in a statement. All you have to do is send in some hair (the cat’s, not yours), and a swab from the cat’s cheek. Just make sure Mr. Whiskers doesn’t chomp your fingers while you’re trying to ascertain whether he’s got a little Siamese somewhere in there.  Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) See It $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Rylocenter_img DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See at Turo Read DJI Osmo Action preview See It $520 at HP Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon See It Turo Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Read the Rylo camera preview See it $999 Sci-Tech,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $6 at Tidal Post a comment 7 Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $999 0 Read the AirPods review Apple iPhone XS Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Share your voice Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Share your voice Comments An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. 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Bill Gates puts robots cowfree burgers on list of breakthrough tech for

first_img Tags Share your voice Bill Gates Post a comment Bill Gates curated the MIT Technology Review’s 2019 10 Breakthrough Technologies list.  Getty Images Cancer vaccines and smooth-talking AI assistants are all on Bill Gates’ list of technologies to watch for. The MIT Technology Review on Wednesday released its 2019 10 Breakthrough Technologies list, which was curated by Gates. It was the publication’s first time having a guest editor choose what would land on list. “Bill’s list reflects his belief that we’re approaching a tipping point in humanity’s technological development — from technologies that mostly make life longer to those that mostly make it better,” said Gideon Lichfield, editor-in-chief of the Review, in a release. “His choices highlight some of what he considers the most important challenges and opportunities of our time.” Here are the 10 technologies, ranging from climate change to health care to artificial intelligence:Robot dexterity: robot hands that can manipulate unfamiliar objects on their own.New-wave nuclear power: both fission and fusion reactor designs that can bring down carbon emissions.Predicting preemies: a blood test that can warn of a preterm birth.Gut probe in a pill: a swallowable device that can show the digestive tract and perform biopsies.Custom cancer vaccines: a treatment that helps the body’s own immune system to target only tumor cells.The cow-free burger: plant-based and lab-grown meat alternatives that could cut emissions from the food industry.Carbon dioxide catcher: techniques for absorbing CO2 from the air and locking it away.An ECG on your wrist: smartwatch’s ability to monitor someone’s heart health and get early warnings of problems.Sanitation without sewers: a self-contained toilet that can tackle disease and unpleasant living conditions.Smooth-talking AI assistants: advances in natural language processing that make digital assistants capable of more natural conversations.You can read more about the technologies in the MIT Technology Review.  Gates earlier this week answered questions from Redditors during his Ask Me Anything session, including his thoughts on taxes, climate change, terrorism and other lighter topics.  Tech Industry Sci-Tech 0last_img read more

Netflix highquality audio makes TV shows and films sounds better

first_img Comments High-quality audio not only delivers a higher bit rate but can adapt to the speed of your internet connection by increasing or decreasing that bit rate. Netflix video already does something similar. If you’ve ever been on a slower connection, you have probably seen video playback at a lower quality until there’s enough of a buffer for it to switch to a higher quality version. High-quality audio will do the same and move up and down in quality seamlessly as you watch a show.Currently high-quality audio is rolling out to TVs and connected boxes with support for 5.1 or Dolby Atmos. Devices with 5.1 will receive a bit rate of 192 to 640 kilobits per second. If you’re a Premium Netflix subscriber and have an Atmos device, playback will be between 448 and 768 kbps. Tags Netflix teases Stranger Things season 3 in new trailer Netflix I had a chance to experience the new high-quality audio listening to a sequence from Stranger Things. There were three versions: the original master, a low bit rate one (192 kbps) and a higher bit rate one (640 kbps). The low bit rate version sounded fine, but when compared to the original master it lacked subtle audio details and clarity. The high bit rate version, to my ears, was identical to the original master achieving a phenomena called “perceptually transparent” — don’t worry, I didn’t know what that meant at first either.Perceptually transparent — which, by the way, would be a great name for an improv group — means there are no perceived differences between a studio master and audio that has been compressed. For Netflix streaming that perceptually transparent sweet spot was 640 kbps.Netflix said that these bit rates might “evolve” over time as the company gets more efficient with its encoding. The best and wackiest high-end wireless speakers 22 Photoscenter_img If you plan to watch a show or film on Netflix Wednesday night, you might notice it sounds better. The streaming company has released a new feature called high-quality audio that makes sure what you hear is closer to what the artists behind your favorite show intended. Netflix’s improved audio came about because of the show Stranger Things’ second season.The first episode of Stranger Things season 2 starts off with a car chase. But when the Duffer brothers, the show’s creators, first heard it played back in a living room, they noticed that the sound wasn’t as crisp as the original master from the studio.”It didn’t sound quite as defined. A little bit mushy, you might say. Or like maybe there’s a napkin over it,” said Scott Kramer, manager of sound technology for Netflix. “Very subtle, but noticeable.”To address the issue, the show was streamed at a higher bit rate that sounded closer to the original studio master. This laid the groundwork for Netflix to create its new high-quality audio feature. TV and Movies Audio Now playing: Watch this: 2:50 Share your voice 24last_img read more

River Yamuna rising near danger level in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: The water level in the river Yamuna here has reached 203.37m and is expected to touch the “warning mark” of 204.5m in the next 36 hours, with the “danger mark” pegged at 205.33m, authorities said on Sunday. The water level at 12 noon was just 1.13m below the “warning mark”. “Water is being released from the Hathni Kund Barrage in Haryana every hour,” a Flood and Control Department official told IANS, stating around six lakh cusec water was released at noon on Sunday. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us On Saturday also, water was released from the barrage following heavy rains, the official said. The water discharged from Hathni Kund Barrage — which provides drinking water to Delhi — normally takes 72 hours to reach the capital, the official said. “An advisory has been issued by the department regarding the water level and the concerned agencies have been alerted. The situation is being closely monitored,” the official added. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us Delhi too has witnessed rainfall since Saturday, with the Ridge observatory receiving 65.8 mm rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30 a.m. on Sunday and more rain predicted by the India Meteorological Department. Hundreds live along the banks of the Yamuna, and they will be moved to safer places once the water level touches the “warning mark”.last_img read more

Bogura boat capsize Two more bodies recovered

first_imgbograThe bodies of two more victims, who went missing after an engine-run boat with more than a hundred passengers capsized in the Jamuna river in Sariakandi upazila, were recovered on Thursday, according to UNB.One of the deceased was Kajoli Begum, 25.With this, a total of four bodies have so far been found while three others still remained missing.Locals said they had spotted the bodies floating in the river at Kutubpur around 10:00am and informed police.On Wednesday, the boat heading towards Kalitala Ghat from Manikdair Char capsized around 11:30am as its bottom was damaged.Although most of the passengers managed to swim ashore, seven went missing. Later, the floating bodies of the two women were retrieved from the river.last_img read more