Nand Nagri death: Video clip shows cop beating up man

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 9 (PTI) Two days after a 35-year-old man died under “mysterious circumstances” while being taken to a police station, a video clip has surfaced purportedly showing a policeman beating the man with his club, raising questions over the polices claims that they did not enter into any scuffle with him. In the five-minute-long video — believed to be shot by a bystander, policemen can be seen having a hard time getting the man – sporting a yellow tee shirt – inside a police van, and a woman, later identified as Mamta, screaming for help. Apparently failing to handle the man, one of the policemen can also be seen hitting him twice with his lathi. DCP (northwest) Veenu Bansal said that a judicial inquiry has been initiated into the case and any further action shall be taken based on the report of the inquiry. Other senior officials maintained that the “unverified” video clip is not clear enough, but it may be considered for further leads, if needed. On Monday, a 35-year-old man, later identified as Shanu Shahnawaz Chaudhary, who tried to intervene in a road-side scuffle between a couple and the police at northeast Delhis Nand Nagri area, died in mysterious circumstances. Chaudharys wife, Mamta, later alleged that her husband was killed by the policemen. Meanwhile, Chaudharys body was sent for a postmortem examination today after his relatives agreed to sign the relevant documents, said an officer. During investigation, it emerged that Chaudhary was out on parole. He was sent to jail around four months ago in connection with a criminal case. (MORE) PTI DEY SMNadvertisementlast_img read more

Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori to win sixth Miami Open title

first_imgWhen a flyover by a flock of pelicans briefly interrupted Novak Djokovic’s final service game Sunday, he waved both arms and grinned as if he had just won a championship.The actual celebration began moments later, when Djokovic clinched a record-tying sixth Key Biscayne title and his third in a row, beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3 in the Miami Open final. After Nishikori shanked the final shot, Djokovic hopped happily near the net and delivered a leg kick, flying high himself. During the trophy ceremony, he recalled winning Key Biscayne for the first time when he was 19.”I have a very special connection to this tournament,” Djokovic told the crowd. “In 2007 it was the biggest title I had won in my career. It has been a springboard for everything coming after that. I certainly hope that the love affair continues in the years to come.”Djokovic matched Andre Agassi’s record of six men’s titles at Key Biscayne, but then he wins everywhere these days. He’s 28-1 in 2016, with the lone loss coming when he retired during his quarterfinal against Feliciano Lopez in Dubai because of an eye infection. Ranked No. 1, Djokovic earned his 28th ATP Masters title, breaking the record he shared with Rafael Nadal. He swept Indian Wells and the Miami Open for the third year in a row.He also recorded his 714th career victory, surpassing his coach, Boris Becker, and moving into 11th place in the Open era.”That’s the most important fact,” Djokovic said with a laugh.advertisementThe No. 6-seeded Nishikori lost to Djokovic for the sixth consecutive time and was doomed by an erratic serve. He double-faulted five times, and Djokovic repeatedly pounced on his second serve to earn five breaks.After several days of sweltering conditions, weather wasn’t an issue, with highs only in the 70s, but Djokovic made sure the match didn’t become an endurance test anyway. He broke in three of his first four return games, dominating rallies in part because Nishikori’s shots lacked the precision of earlier matches.Nishikori required treatment from a trainer on his left thigh late in the second set, but his bigger problem was his opponent.”Hope I can get you next time,” Nishikori told Djokovic during the trophy ceremony.”I hope you don’t,” Djokovic responded.”It’s always tough to play Novak,” Nishikori said later. “I thought I wasn’t playing too bad, but at the same time he played great tennis. He was very patient and he didn’t miss.”That was nothing new. Djokovic won all 12 of his sets in the tournament. But he felt he saved his best for last.”The best two matches I played in Indian Wells and Miami were the two finals,” he said. “I’m very pleased with that.”Djokovic earned $1.03 million – the same as women’s champion Victoria Azarenka. After winning Indian Wells two weeks ago, Djokovic caused a stir when he said men should earn more prize money than women because they draw larger crowds. Djokovic overtook Roger Federer as the ATP Tour career leader in prize money with $98.2 million. The Serb flies Monday to his home in Monte Carlo, where he’ll begin the clay season a week later. He’s a 10-time Grand Slam champion, and the French Open is the only major tournament he has yet to win.”I have lots of motivation for the beginning of the clay court season that ends up hopefully with the crown in Paris,” he said. “But I’m not the only one who wants to win that big trophy.”last_img read more


first_imgRegarding the criminal case filed against Jithesh at a Sonepat police station, the WADA has said that if any decision was rendered at a later stage by a criminal court in India which confirmed the alleged sabotage, then any award made by the ad-hoc panel could be reviewed by the Supreme Court in Switzerland, where the CAS is based. “I will not sit quietly till I prove my innocence. The truth must come out. Otherwise it would be extremely unfair on not just me but also for the future of the sport in this country. If the guilty is not punished, then it would encourage malpractice in sports in future as well. “For the sake of wrestlings future in the country, the matter should be investigated and the guilty should be handed severe punishment,” the Incheon Asian Games bronze medallist said. The ad hoc panel of the CAS had claimed that Narsinghs dope offence was not due to one-time ingestion of the prohibited substance and its concentration in the first test result (of June 25) was so high that it had to come from an oral ingestion of one or two tablets of methandienone, rather than from a drink where the powder had been mixed with water. When Narsingh was asked about it, he said: “My drinks were spiked a number of times during my practice sessions. I was so busy practicing that I did not keep a watch on my drinks while training in Sonepat.” Asked how he has managed to maintain his calm after going through such a tough phase, Narsingh said, “I know I am innocent and that is giving me strength to fight it out. I want to prove to the world that I have done nothing wrong and I am only a victim of conspiracy.” Narsingh said WADA did not give him enough time to call his lawyer Vidhuspat Singhania to Rio and that also did not help his cause. “We had requested WADA to give us one weeks time, so that my lawyer could have been flown in to Rio but it did not give us any time,” he said. PTI CM AH CMadvertisementlast_img read more

VIDEO: Dani Alves goes in goal for PSG

first_imgVideos VIDEO: Dani Alves goes in goal after PSG keeper sent off Goal 00:41 2/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Videos Sochaux v PSG PSG Sochaux Coupe de France Ligue 1 The Brazilian right-back stepped up to wear the goalkeeper’s jersey and gloves after Kevin Trapp’s dismissal against Sochaux Many of Europe’s top stars say they would play any position on the field, even in goal, to help their side, but very few get the chance to prove it.Paris Saint-Germain star Dani Alves is a player known for giving his all for the side, and the Brazilian right-back showed he is more than willing to jump into difficult positions in Tuesday night’s 4-1 Coupe de France win over Souchaux.Angel Di Maria would have expected to have all the headlines to himself after completing his hat-trick shortly after the hour mark in the absence of the club’s talisman Neymar. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, Dani Alves made sure he took centre stage for a while when goalkeeper Kevin Trapp was sent off for a challenge on Thomas Robinet outside of the box in the late stages. As Unai Emery had already made his three substitutes in the game, they needed another player to step up and put on the goalkeeper’s jersey and gloves.So, up stepped the former Barcelona and Juventus star to take on the tough role for a few minutes.Already holding a big advantage over the Ligue 2 side, the top-flight leaders were able to see out the win and progress to the next round.last_img read more

When Pigs Rye: Your New Favorite Redemption Rye Infused Sandwich

first_imgWith all that’s going on in the world, it’s a damn good thing rye whiskey is making a comeback. Rye whiskey is an American drink– it’s a bold, spicy, nuanced kick to the pants that wakes you up to Manifest (your) Destiny. Thanks to Redemption Rye and Clark Street Bread in Los Angeles, you can now eat it, too. Meet your favorite new sandwich: When Pigs Rye. Don’t worry; they’ve given us the recipe (below).Rye whiskey is staging its glorious comeback: America was forged by people drinking rye, hell George Washington had a distillery at Mount Vernon. Then Prohibition struck and Americans started sneaking Canadian whiskies, which were much smoother, and almost sweeter, which made sense since their primary grain was corn. It was out with the rye, in with the bourbon.Redemption Rye has been at the forefront of this rye resurgence: they source their rye from Old Seagram’s Distillery in Indiana and choose to use a mash bill of 95% rye. It’s a high proof, beautifully aged, intensely sippable whiskey made by people passionate about the spirit.Zack Hall, the founder and baker of Clark Street Bread, usually ends his long days with a glass of whiskey. His artisan breads are near-perfect: crispy baguettes, golden, flaky croissants, thick, spongy focaccias– it’s no wonder some of the best restaurants in town order his goods. And now he’s created a masterpiece of a sandwich: When Pigs Rye. “I… love American whiskies and Redemption is one of my personal favorites,” says Hall. “The high rye content in the small-batch whiskey inspired me to come up with the ultimate pairing of my two favorite things.”The former musician-turned-baker took inspiration from the Danish Rye bread and soaked the rye berries with Redemption Rye then made the bread. “By combining rye whisky with the actual rye berry, we get to take the final product back to the first step, which is a high quality rye grain,” Hall explains. His idea results in deliciously warm tasting bread.To complete the open-faced sandwich, Hall spread on some homemade whiskey mustard, piled the slice of rye high with succulent pork, added homemade whiskey pickles, and garnished this culinary masterpiece with dill. “Rye whiskey has a spicier flavor to it than bourbon – think of the difference between rye bread and sweet cornbread,” Hall says. “We found a rad way to bring traditional-style, hearth baked breads and Redemption Rye whiskey together as one.” Expect a spicier rye kick from the mustard and pickles than you’ll get from the bread.Once you try Hall’s Redemption Rye bread, there’s no going back. From now until April, you can order this game-changing sandwich at his Grand Central Market location (he will soon be opening an Echo Park location). If you can’t make it there, or you find yourself craving it later (and you will) Hall has kindly offered up the recipe so you can make it at home– it’s a two day process, so feel free to sip on some Redemption while you’re at it.“When Pigs Rye” RecipePlenty for 6-8 peopleIngredients:Redemption Rye WhiskeyRoast pork or smoked hamRye Berries (for rye bread recipe)Whiskey Pickles (see recipe)**Whiskey Mustard (see recipe)*Sea Salt (high quality)White Wine VinegarRed VinegarButter (high quality)Recipe: To prep several days in advance*Whiskey Mustard:Soak mustard seeds in equal parts Redemption Rye and water overnight.100g yellow mustard seeds100g black mustard seeds50g Redemption Rye50g waterVinegar (to taste)Salt (to taste)Once seeds have soaked, blend all ingredients in blender for a minute or two until smooth. Taste for seasoning; allow to come together for a day or two.Rye Bread:Soak rye berries in equal parts water and Redemption Rye. Allow to absorb overnight. Make your favorite rye bread recipe and add whiskey soaked rye berries to taste.To prep day of:**Whiskey Pickles:6 Kirby or Persian cucumbers1 part sugar2 parts vinegar3 parts Redemption Rye/Water combinationSlice half a dozen Kirby or Persian cucumbers thinly on a mandolin. Salt over a chinois strainer or sieve and allow to drain for 15 minutes. Dissolve 1 part sugar in 2 parts vinegar and 3 parts split Redemption Rye/water. Soak cucumbers for 15 minutes or to your taste.To assemble:Take one piece of Danish rye bread, spread with butter. Next, spread with mustard, and then top bread with pork. Place pickles on pork and garnish with dill or fennel fronds. Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smash The Best American Liqueur Atomik Vodka Is a New Spirit Distilled From Chernobyl-Grown Rye The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs last_img read more

HMC Introduces Its New Agent in Germany

first_img Print  Close Imtech Marine, February 4, 2014 My location zoom Hydrographic and Marine Consultants B.V. (HMC) has introduce Imtech Marine Germany as its new representative in Germany.Imtech Marine is company in the global maritime market which operates as a full-service provider and system integrator of custom made, innovative and sustainable technology solutions covering the whole ship. “Their strong knowledge of the maritime industry makes them the perfect choice as our agency partner.” says Stephan Lucas, Project Manager of HMC.Since the last ten years, HMC gained a lot of knowledge on hydrodynamics and hydromechanics. This knowledge has led to several own developed products to assist companies in the maritime industry.HMC’s CPC 2.0 is the solution for class approved loading operations. The Cargo Planning & loading Computer combines all crucial stability- and strength parameters with an efficient and user-friendly interface. Examples of modules are the ship to shore data transfer to achieve the maximum integration between the ship and the office. This ensures 24/7 safety and stability records to meet the increasing quality standards. Supported by the handheld module which can be automatically integrated with the main loading system on the bridge, to provide the captain of the vessel with the latest stability information to assist him in times of calamity. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

Spotted: Esvagt Njord Stands Tall

first_imgEsvagt’s newbuild offshore service vessel Esvagt Njord has been freshly launched today at Nauta Shiprepair Yard, Poland, marking the first vessel launching at the yard for this year.The partially outfitted OSV features 84 meters in length and over 17 meters in width. Once completed, Esvagt Njord will be dispatched in September to operate at the 400 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm off Norfolk, UK. There the ship will be providing accommodation and transporting personnel and equipment needed for maintenance of the offshore wind farm.Norway’s Havyard Ship Technology designed the vessel, which will have the capacity to accommodate 40 wind turbine technicians.World Maritime News Staff; Image: Havyardlast_img read more

Board Rules in Favour of School Teacher

first_imgAn independent human rights board of inquiry has found that the Halifax Regional School Board, former Halifax West High School teacher John Orlando and former principal Gordon Young discriminated against Lindsay Willow of Hammonds Plains on the basis of perceived sexual orientation. Ms. Willow had been accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour with a female student by two teachers at the school. She complained to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission in August 2001, that John Orlando believed she was a lesbian and made the accusation as a result. Ms. Willow alleged that, even though the Halifax Regional Police Service found no basis to proceed with an investigation of the allegation, her career prospects were damaged and she continued to be harassed by colleagues. Board chair Walter Thompson has ordered the Halifax Regional School Board to pay Ms. Willow $27,375 in damages. That figure includes interest. The damages cover the pain and suffering Ms. Willow experienced during the school year in which the incident occurred, as well as $5,000 for involving the police and $5,000 for each following year Gordon Young remained principal at the school. Mr. Thompson also ordered compensation of $2,500 be paid to the student involved in the situation and $1,000 to cover costs incurred by Ms. Willow’s parents. The school board has been ordered to provide Ms. Willow with a full written retraction of the allegations that were made against her, and an apology for the involvement of the police and any lingering suspicion she has experienced. In his decision, the board chair accepted Ms. Willow’s argument that her perceived sexual orientation motivated the allegation of inappropriate contact made against her. “The circumstances were not suspicious. They were innocent. The construction of them as indicative of a sexual assault demonstrates, in my view, an element of discrimination against Ms. Willow because of her perceived sexual orientation,” wrote Mr. Thompson. The board chair also accepted that an element of discrimination played a role in John Orlando’s motivation for making an allegation against Ms. Willow. “I cannot fathom [Orlando’s] thinking,” wrote Mr. Thompson. “I am driven reluctantly to the conclusion that prejudice was at least a factor in his decision and … bringing it forward to the school administration.” The decision notes that then-principal Gordon Young made no effort to apologize to Ms. Willow when it became clear that there was no basis for the allegations against her, nor did he attempt to protect her from ongoing suspicion. “Dr. Young had a positive duty towards her to create a positive work environment for her. He did not fulfill it. Instead, he compounded the difficulties of her life within the school,” Mr. Thompson ruled. The school board was also found to be liable because of its response to the incident. “The board chose to analyze her complaint within the context of the collective agreement, found no violation, obtusely blamed the police for coming to the school, and washed its hands of the complaint,” said Mr. Thompson in his decision. “I find the board failed in its duty to provide a positive environment for someone perceived to be gay and was not vigilant to protect her.” A complaint is referred to an independent board of inquiry when the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission believes a prima facie case of discrimination is made after an investigation by a human rights officer. The chief judge of the provincial court selects a board chair from a roster and the commissioners ratify the nomination. The decision on the complaint is then in the hands of the independent board. Evidence collected during investigation of a complaint is presented at the hearing by the commission’s legal counsel. The complainant and respondent can make submissions and question witnesses. The board chair then decides whether discrimination has occurred. All parties have a right to appeal decisions of boards of inquiry to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. A copy of the decision is available on the commission’s website at read more

Disappointed by Pakistan bowling again: Akhtar

first_imgLondon: Former Pakistan tearaway quick Shoaib Akhtar expressed his disappointment with the team’s botched effort to defend 340 against England in the fourth ODI, saying he was not impressed with the bowling. “Another failed attempt to defend a 300+ total by Pakistan and the series loss. Disappointed by the bowling again,” Akhtar tweeted after the game. Pakistan put up 340/7 riding Babaz Azam’s 115 and half century by Mohammad Hafeez. However, their bowlers failed to defend the total even after reducing England to 216/5 at one stage, when Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali were dismissed in quick succession, a collapse of 4 for 15. It was Ben Stokes who then scored an unbeaten 71 off 64 balls to guide England home as Pakistan bowlers suddenly lost the plot. In the third rubber too, Pakistan had failed to defend 359. England have an insurmountable 3-0 series lead. The final ODI takes place in Leeds on Sunday.last_img read more

UN General Assembly President launches initiative for post2015 development agenda

“Like all of you, I am all too aware of the enormous challenges facing our globe,” he told an interactive briefing of global civil society representatives from UN Headquarters in New York. “With the 2015 deadline looming, we need to be collectively focused on building momentum for the post-2015 agenda.”Mr. Ashe has made the effort to achieve a new post-2015 development agenda to succeed the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the hallmark of his year-long Assembly presidency which ends in September. The MDGs, agreed by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, aim to slash extreme hunger and poverty, cut maternal and infant mortality, combat disease and provide access to universal education and health care, all by the end of 2015. But these targets will not be reached in many countries and areas, and they will be incorporated in an even more ambitious post-2015 agenda. “You and your various organizations are the trusted partners of the United Nations,” Mr. Ashe said. “As President of the 68th session of the General Assembly, I see no greater task or mandate for my term than to support this vital process of getting the framework and content of the post-2015 development agenda right, so that people everywhere can live in dignity and with opportunities in their societies and economies…” “I am confident that we can all come together around one global sustainable development agenda, with poverty eradication at its centre and with true ownership from both governmental and non-governmental actors alike.”Mr. Ashe has set six major initiatives to jumpstart progress on sustainable development after 2015. In the coming months he will convene three high-level events focused on women, youth and civil society (6-7 March); human rights and rule of law (17-18 June); and South-South cooperation, triangular cooperation and information communication technology (ICT) for development (20-21 May).He will also three thematic debates, on the role of partnerships (9-10 April); how stable and peaceful societies can contribute to development (24-25 April); and on the way that water, sanitation and sustainable energy (18-19 February) can contribute to the post-2015 development agenda.Also addressing today’s briefing, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson noted that elaborating a new development agenda has already benefited from an unprecedented and inclusive approach. “Non-governmental organizations, the private sector, local authorities, trade unions, academics and citizens themselves have all been involved,” he said. “I sense great dynamism in this room. Civil society groups are driving progress across the international agenda. On peace, human rights, inequalities, rule of law, climate change, poverty eradication, sustainable development and many other issues we rely also on you to push for progress among Governments – and generate action on the ground,” he added.“We are at a crossroads on our journey to define the future development agenda. I count on you to continue advancing alongside Governments every step of the way. Civil society organizations are a source of ideas and inspiration. You are key critical development partners, agents of change, and watchdogs.” read more

BHP Billiton opens mobile applications hub in Shanghai

first_imgBHP Billiton has officially launched its new Mobile Applications Hub in Shanghai that will develop applications for mobile devices to help improve communications and productivity across the company.BHP Billiton Chief Technology Officer Diane Jurgens said the new hub is one example of the potential for technology innovation to improve the way we work that benefits our people and the company. “Mobile applications delivered on smartphones and tablets will allow our people to work more flexibly, productively and safely. Operators in our underground mines through to procurement in our head office can access to and respond to real-time information as and when they need it, no matter where they are,” she said.“The team working in Shanghai will develop a range of mobile applications that could include the capability for operators to re-plan crew work in the field, check equipment maintenance requirements and location, immediately report potential safety problems or even check where and when people are travelling.”Ms Jurgens said Shanghai is the ideal location for the cmpany’s new $5 million Mobile Applications Hub. It will initially employ 50 technology application designers who will operate from a specifically designed ‘incubator’ workshop located with BHP Billiton’s offices.“Shanghai is widely recognised as a global centre for mobile application development with a vibrant tech culture. It has a wealth of highly experienced, skilled talent and leading universities offering excellent programs in Technology and Engineering,” she said.The Mobile Application hub is one of three centres being established to foster technology innovation that can then be trialled and tested before potentially being more widely deployed across the company.last_img read more

RNL beat Celje PL in thriller

Rhein Neckar LowenRK Celje PL Rhein Neckar Lowen celebrated the first win in EHF Champions League this season. The German champions beat Slovenian RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko 31:30 (16:15) in the opener of the Round 2 in European elite competition. Celje had 27:24 only 13 minutes before the end, but Jakobsen’s boys took finish of the match seriously and made turnover.Celje scored the goal for 31:31, but Romanian referees dismissed it because Gal Marguc stepped over the 6-meter line.Rhein-Neckar Löwen – RK Celje 31:30 (16:15)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren (45. – 55.), Palicka –  Schmid (3), Sigurdsson (3), Manaskov, Banea Gonzalez (2), Steinhauser (2), Reinkind (1), Guardiola (3), Groetzki (2), Ekdahl du Rietz (7), Pekeler (5), Petersson (3), Abt (n.e.)RK Celje: Gajic (3), Lesjak – Babarskas (2), Beciri (2), Groselj, Janc (4), Kodrin, Mackovsek, Malus (4), Marguc (2/2), Mlaakar (5), Poteko (1), Razgor, Suholeznik, Zarabec (7), Zivizej ← Previous Story THW Kiel beat HBW Balingen Next Story → Croatia wants Men’s IHF World Championship 2025 read more

The 5 at 5 Tuesday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you up to speed with the five things you should know as you head out the door.1. #ROW: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has mounted a loyal defence of Alan Shatter, insisting that his justice minister has no reason to consider resigning announcing on RTÉ’s Prime Time that TD Mick Wallace benefited from garda discretion after he was found driving while using his mobile phone. Shatter will make a statement in the Dáil at about 6pm tonight on the issue and then answer questions from the opposition benches.2. #PAY TALKS: Unions have drafted pay proposals for consideration following talks at the Labour Relations Commission, after three teacher unions which had rejected the Croke Park II deal met with the LRC this morning. Minister Brendan Howlin briefed his cabinet colleagues this morning on the outcome, saying that “following intensive negotiations, the unions have now draft proposals for agreement for consideration under their own rules and procedures”.3. #ABORTION: The final day of the Joint Committee for Health and Children’s hearings on the proposed abortion legislation is taking place in the Seanad this afternoon. TDs and Senator will hear from a number of legal experts throughout the day, including barristers and solicitors, as well as the Minister of State, Alex White. To catch up on all the proceedings, check out’s liveblog.4. #CORPORATION TAX: The Office of the Revenue  Commissioner and the Department of Finance have denied a special tax deal was negotiated with technology corporation Apple, after a US Senate investigation reported the company had made an arrangement with Irish authorities in the early 1990s which allowed it pay two per cent corporation tax on profits.5. #FRANCE: A man has shot himself dead in front of the altar of Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, forcing the evacuation of the French capital’s famed tourist spot. The man, in his 70s, died by suicide some time after 2pm, investigators said. It was not immediately clear how many people were inside the building at the time.last_img read more

BMW ActiveE 499 a Month Lease by Years End

first_imgSuch a deal: By year’s end, you can lease an electric BMW 1 Series, the ActiveE, for $499 a month if you’re part of a trial that kicks off in six major urban areas: San Diego, LA, San Franciso, Sacramento, Boston, and New York. Range should be about 100 miles using lithium-ion batteries. You’ll be able to impress neighbors with the usual electric car party tricks such as showing everyone the state of charge of your smartphone (photo below), and a couple new-with-BMW tricks such as pre-heating or pre-cooling the car while it’s still plugged in (to extend range). And of course it’s going to handle like a BMW, something the Nissan Leaf can’t claim. BMW kicked off electric car-prototype testing 2-1/2 years ago with 600 Mini E vehicles. Monday in New York it announced details on the ActiveE. The ActiveE fleet of 1,000 cars, all produced in Leipzig, Germany, incorporates feedback from the Mini E. One piece of feedback was, “Hey, what happened to my back seat and trunk [on the Mini E]?” so the battery pack is no longer the back seat; instead they’re underunder the hood and in place of the fuel tank, so the Active E has more or less the same back seat and trunk capacity as its gasoline-engine siblings. news from the Mini E and ActiveE will help shape a production vehicle due in 2013 as part of a new BMW i sub-brand. Also unlike the Mini E, when you take your foot off the throttle, it won’t feel like somebody threw out an anchor. Instead, BMW programmed in a glide setting that lets the car coast without any drag. With the Mini E, when your foot came off the throttle, the car immediately began regenerating electricity and the resistance of the generator acted like somebody applied the brakes lightly. The BMW ActiveE electric motor produces 170 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque. Torque not horsepower is what makes a car feel like it’s accelerating hard and on electric cars, maximum torque comes on at 0 rpm. BMW says acceleration should be slightly under 9 seconds 0-60 mph, which is more than adequate as well as something most every gasoline-engine car (not just sports sedan) manages today. By using lithium-ion technology, the battery pack weighs just 200 pounds. The batteries are from SB LiMotive, a Samsung-Bosch joint venture. Eco Mode for Even More RangeIf you’re into maximizing your range, you can activate an Eco setting that remaps the throttle and climate control systems for gentler power usage. You also get eco driving tips. BMW announced the BMW ActiveE, pricing and availability ahead of the New York International Auto Show, which starts Wednesday for the press and Friday for the public. Where auto shows and ces have an active press day one day before the show, a couple automakers are now doing presentatons two days in advance. It certainly worked for BMW, drawing a crowd of almost 100 to BMW Manhattan, a dealership that BMW owns directly. BMW set up a website,, for more details on is electric vehicles and to “create a broader conversation about the future of mobility.”Start there if you think you should be one of the 700 U.S. lessees. You’ll pay $2,250 up front plus $499 for 24 months. Since this is a test car, BMW gets them back at the end. There’s no buyout option. *  BMW Evolve Smartphone App Tells If You’re an Electric-Car Candidate * BMW Announces New Electric Coupelast_img read more

Chasse à la baleine un des navires de Sea Shepherd en détresse

first_imgChasse à la baleine : un des navires de Sea Shepherd en détresseL’un des bateaux de l’ONG Sea Shepherd dépêché pour traquer les baleiniers japonais, a envoyé un signal de détresse. Une fissure serait apparue sur sa coque pendant le périple. La traque est difficile mais les militants de Sea Sherpherd ne compte pas y renoncer. Comme elle l’avait déjà fait l’an passé et les précédents, l’ONG est parti traquer les bateaux japonais qui se dirigent vers l’Antarctique afin de perturber leur chasse annuelle de baleines. Mais la tâche s’avère plus compliquée que prévu. En effet, jeudi, le fondateur de Sea Shepherd Paul Watson a annoncé que le navire de l’ONG dépêché à la poursuite des baleiniers avait lancé un appel de détresse. À lire aussiUn satellite destiné à faire pleuvoir des météores sur commande va être envoyé dans l’espaceIl semblerait qu’une fissure soit apparue sur la coque du “Brigitte Bardot” alors qu’il suivait le navire japonais Nisshin Maru. Transportant dix personnes, le bateau se trouverait à à 2400 kilomètres de Fremantle, un port situé sur la côte occidentale de l’Australie. “Le plus important est la sécurité de l’équipage du Brigitte Bardot (…) et nous allons voir si nous pouvons sauver le bateau”, a précisé Paul Watson, actuellement à bord du “Steve Irwin”, un deuxième navire parti au secours du “Brigitte Bardot”. Néanmoins, au vu du mauvais temps, il faudra au moins 17 heures pour que les secours atteignent leur but. D’après le fondateur cité par l’AFP, le bateau endommagé pourrait tenter de rejoindre l’Australie. Quant à la traque des baleiniers japonais, un troisième navire; le “Bob Barker” a été envoyé pour prendre le relais.  Le 29 décembre 2011 à 16:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Genre television continues dominance following Emmy wins

first_imgSome of our favorite television shows continued to dominate this year following Sunday night’s Emmy Awards after Game of Thrones took home its 38th Emmy, meaning it has broken the record for the highest number of wins for a fictional series.The show, which redeemed itself in season six after a mixed and polarizing reception for its previous season, took home the best drama series award for the second year in a row, along with best writing and directing for the penultimate “Battle of the Bastards,”  and best prosthetic makeup.The previous record was held by Frasier, which had won 37 Emmys during its run.In other parts of TV that aren’t Game of Thrones (hard to remember sometimes), Rami Malek won best supporting actor in a drama series for his work in Mr. Robot. The win was a surprise for the actor, who stood motionless for a few seconds at the microphone after his name was announced.“Please tell me you are seeing this too,” he said.Malek, who was the first non-white actor to win in the category in 18 years, portrays a socially awkward, paranoid hacker named Elliott, and put the emphasis on the character during his acceptance speech.“I want to honor all the Elliots, because there’s a little bit of Elliot in all of us,” he said.“We all have things in common with him,” Malek added backstage. “We live in a world where so many of us feel voiceless, like we’re not being heard by our government or society. I just want everyone, no matter how you grew up — your socioeconomic circumstances that you were born into — to be given a chance like I’ve been given a chance.”And in a win that was deserved four years ago, Tatiana Maslany won best lead actress in a drama for her multi-faceted role as nearly every character in Orphan Black, a show about clones. This is the second time she’s been nominated for her efforts, even the show has been running since 2013.“I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the center,” Maslany said on the stage as she accepted her award.Since Game of Thrones began dominating the awards just after its premiere season in 2011, we’ve seen a shift in the number of genre shows that are on the air, but also that are being taken seriously. Mr. Robot and Orphan Black, both sci-fi thrillers that deal with corporate powers and new technologies, have both gained significant followings and critical acclaim.Here’s hoping that the trend continues.Below are the winners in a few of the other major categories. For a comprehensive list, visit SERIESWINNER: Game of Thrones (HBO)The Americans (FX)Better Call Saul (AMC)Downton Abbey (PBS)Homeland (Showtime)House of Cards (Netflix)Mr. Robot (USA)COMEDY SERIESWINNER: Veep (HBO)Black-ish (ABC)Master of None (Netflix)Modern Family (ABC)Silicon Valley (HBO)Transparent (Amazon)Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)ACTOR, DRAMA SERIESWINNER: Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA)Kyle Chandler, Bloodline (Netflix)Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIESWINNER: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)Taraji P. Henson, Empire (Fox)Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)ACTOR, COMEDY SERIESWINNER: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth (Fox)William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO)ACTRESS. COMEDY SERIESWINNER: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)Laurie Metcalf, Getting On (HBO)Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC)Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIESWINNER: Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline (Netflix)Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)Kit Harington, Game of Thrones (HBO)Michael Kelly, House of Cards (Netflix)Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIESWINNER: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO)Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)Maura Tierney, The Affair (Showtime)Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones (HBO)Constance Zimmer, UnREAL (Lifetime)SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIESWINNER: Louie Anderson, ‘Baskets’ (FX)Andre Braugher, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ (Fox)Tituss Burgess, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ (Netflix)Tony Hale, ‘Veep’ (HBO)Matt Walsh, ‘Veep’ (HBO)SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIESWINNER: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)Gaby Hoffman, Transparent (Amazon)Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)Nicey Nash, Getting On (HBO)LIMITED SERIESWINNER: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)American Crime (ABC)Fargo (FX)The Night Manager (AMC)Roots (History)MOVIEWINNER: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix)All the Way (HBO)Confirmation (HBO)Luther (BBC America)LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIEWINNER: Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)Bryan Cranston, All the Way (HBO)Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)Cuba Gooding, Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (AMC)LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIEWINNER: Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)Kirsten Dunst, Fargo (FX)Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (HBO)Lili Taylor, American Crime (ABC)Kerry Washington, Confirmation (HBO)SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIEWINNER: Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager (AMC)Jesse Plemons, Fargo (FX)David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMIT SERIES OR MOVIEWINNER: Regina King, American Crime (ABC)Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)Olivia Colman, The Night Manager (AMC)Melissa Leo, All the Way (HBO)Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)Jean Smart, Fargo (FX)VARIETY TALK SERIESWINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle)Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)VARIETY SKETCH SERIESWINNER: Key & Peele (Comedy Central)Documentary Now! (IFC)Drunk History (Comedy Central)Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)Portlandia (IFC)Saturday Night Live (NBC)last_img read more


first_imgreason why the provision on the protection to the right to life in the   1997 Constitution was superior to that of the 1970 Constitution is Subsection 2 of Section 18 of the Constitution.Subsection 2 reads: “As from the coming into force of this constitution , no court in the Gambia shall be competent to impose a sentence of death for any offence unless the offence is prescribed by law and the offence involves violence, or the administration of any toxic substance, resulting in the death of another person.”Simply put, a court is barred from imposing a death sentence on anyone who has not killed another.This means that all the death sentences for treason under the criminal code should be amended to conform with the provisions of the Constitution or should be disregarded as null and void by courts when no evidence of killing is given during a trial.We were surprised how this unambiguous provision could be subjected to misinterpretation by any legal mind and the Supreme Court has served the cause of justice by giving the provision its proper interpretation.Pardon should follow to end the nightmare of spending years on death row and not knowing when the end would come. ]]>last_img read more

May Day for Workers focuses on Job Safety Health

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Apr 2015 – Coming onto May Day, May 1st and the Department of Employment says the Turks and Caicos will join the rest of the world and observe World Day for Safety and Health at work. The Department said it is all to bolster the priority which is establishing a culture of prevention. Minster Employment Hon. Donhue Gardiner explained a need to “increase awareness of on the job hazard and risks, and understanding of their prevention and control.” The goal is to equate decent work with safe work and all ILO constituents, said Minister Gardiner, “must create the partnerships that are needed…” There will be a week of activities. Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultations Recommended for you PDM Chairman says North & Middle Caicos MP ignorant of law, fails to remove voters Related Items:donhue gardiner, for safety and health, may day, world day Baptist Union President Makes Recommendation on Status and Immigration Billslast_img read more

Lippi gives his verdict on MilanJuve game

first_imgMarcello Lippi has given his verdict on the AC Milan- Juventus encounter and labelled Manchester United’s recent victory in Turin a fluke.“Anything can happen in a one-off game,” Lippi told Football Italia via La Gazzetta dello Sport.“Milan are improving, but they really need to have Gonzalo Higuain in the box, so they’ll hope he recovers in time.”Juve have dropped points only twice this season, a draw against Genoa and a loss to Manchester United with two late goals, but World Cup winner Lippi was not impressed by Jose Mourinho’s approach.“That win was a fluke. Manchester United defended for 85 minutes, could’ve conceded four goals, Juve hit the woodwork twice, then they won with a free kick and basically an own goal. Juve will be very angry at their first defeat of the season, especially losing it that way.“Massimiliano Allegri is one of the best Coaches in the world. It’s not easy to win everything he has, not to mention reaching the Champions League Final twice. I can say that as someone who reached four Finals and unfortunately only won one of them.“Allegri reads the game well and is smart with his substitutions. He makes sure everyone feels important and rotates the squad because a truly big club needs to have 20 first choice players.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“You can see the way he has developed and enriched Rodrigo Bentancur, teaching him to cover different roles in midfield.“Everyone loves Rino Gattuso, but he’s more than just a really nice guy. Grit is not enough at that level. His teams are organised, they try to play the ball. He has already done well against Juve and has everything it takes to be a fine Coach.”How would Lippi advise Milan and Gattuso to close down Cristiano Ronaldo?“People talk about building a cage for him, doubling or tripling the marking, but he might have three players around him and leave room for a teammate to score instead.“I worked with Zinedine Zidane, the essence of football, the greatest I ever had. Ronaldo is a goal-scoring machine and at the end of the day, that makes him more effective.“All Milan can do is play to the best of their abilities, stay solid, concentrated and hope Suso or Higuain can score.”last_img read more

Will order probe on corruption in TTD YV Subba Reddy

first_imgAmaravati: The new TTD chairman YV Subba Reddy has said they will probe over the corruption and irregularities in the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) that happened during the earlier TDP regime. He said a detail investigation would be carried out over the disappearance of TTD cash and jewellery during the TDP government. On the occasion, YV Subba Reddy assured that the TTD funds would be utilized only for the needs of the devotees. He also said that they will protect the sentiments of the devotees and enhance the prestige of the TTD all over the world. Also Read – Producing films, serials my ambition, says Nani Advertise With Us YV Subba Reddy spoke to media after examining the modernization works of TTD Kalyana Mandapam in Ongole. He said the steps would be taken to provide quick darshan and better facilities to every ordinary devotee. He also said that in 30 days rule of CM YS Jagan, the people of the state are watching the transparent governance. He commented that the previous government was limited only to exploit the state, and now CM YS Jagan has formed the committees to find out the corruption. YV Subba Reddy said that CM YS Jagan aim is to benefit every poor person in the state and for that he is going to implement the Navaratnalu scheme.last_img read more