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Asian Games 2018: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal handed easy draws

first_imgIndia’s star shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have got easy draw in the women’s singles competition at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. The badminton singles event starts from Thursday.Sindhu and Saina have been slotted in different halves of the draw and can only face-off if both the shuttlers reach the final.Third seed Sindhu will open her campaign against Vietnam’s Thi Trang Vu while Saina has been pitted against Iran’s Soraya Aghaeihajiagha.Sindhu is expected to have a smooth run till the semi-finals, where she might run into second seeded Japanese Akane Yamaguchi, whom she had beaten the Team event.Saina though may have to contend with Thailand’s fourth seed Ratchanok Intanon.In the men’s singles draw, Kidambi Srikanth will start his campaign from the second round after he was given a bye in the in the first round.Srikant, one of India’s top medal prospects from badminton, may run into All England champion Wang Tzu Wei in the pre-quarterfinals.He is up against Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent in the second round.HS Prannoy has also got a first round bye and will play his first match against Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand.But he has Keno Momota and Chen Long in his half, so it is not going to be a smooth ride for him.Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy will clash with Hong Kong’s Ng Wing Yung and Yeung Nga Ting in the women’s doubles.Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will also play against Hong Kong pair of Chung Yonny and Tam Chun Hei.advertisement(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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Hope MS Dhoni goes and plays first-class cricket for Jharkhand: Nikhil Chopra

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Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik win gold in International Boxing Tournament

first_imgGaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik bagged a gold each as Indian boxers finished with a rich haul of six medals at the XXXVI Feliks Stamm International Boxing Tournament in Warsaw, Poland.Besides two gold medals, Indians boxers clinched a silver and three bronze to wrap off their campaign on a high.The 22-year-old Solanki (52 kg) outpunched England’s William Cawley 5-0 on his way to the coveted yellow metal. He showed glimpses of the impeccable form that brought him gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and the Chemistry Cup last year.Kaushik (60 kg) also exhibited the confidence that he had displayed last year to grab the India Open gold and the Commonwealth Games silver.Against Morocco’s Mohamed Hamout, the 23-year-old was sharp and agile and emerged victorious 4-1.However, there was some disappointment for the Indian contingent on the final day of the European tournament as the result of Mohammed Hussamuddin did not go in favour of the bantamweight specialist.Hussamuddin (56 kg), who started the 2019 season with a silver from the Gee Bee Boxing tournament, had to be content with yet another second-place finish following a 1-4 defeat to Russia’s Mukhammad Shekhov, despite producing a strong show throughout the bout.Meanwhile, three other Indian pugilists had to settle for the bronze after losing their respective semi-final contests.In 69 kg, 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medallist and Arjuna awardee, Mandeep Jangra went down 0-5 to Russia’s Vadim Musaev while in 91 kg, Sanjeet too lost to David Nyika of New Zealand by an identical score.advertisementIn 64 kg, Ankit Khatana gave his all but was edged 2-3 by Damian Durkacz of Poland in a tight semi-final clash.The six-day competition saw boxers from all over the world participating in 10 categories in the men’s section and in five categories in the women’s section as they gear up for the World Championships later in the year.Also Read | CWG 2018: Gaurav Solanki wins boxing Gold, Amit and Manish settle for SilverAlso Read | Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa in Indian men’s boxing team for Asian Championshipslast_img read more

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Most Important People #7 – Brandon Weeden (the coach)

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The best photo from the K-State game

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSIMy man, LDJ doing work.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

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18 days agoWolves captain Coady hails 2-goal Traore after Man City victory

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves captain Coady hails 2-goal Traore after Man City victoryby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady hailed two-goal Adama Traore after victory at Manchester City.Traore, who had only scored one previous goal for Wolves, netted twice in the final 10 minutes.Coady said: “We know what he brings to this club. He is an outstanding footballer. His pace and his power, everything about him. He is a brilliant lad as well.“It’s amazing. We came here with belief. We really did. We have had two good results and a fantastic one on Thursday night.“This just tops the lot I think with how good Manchester City are and how well they move it. “We were organised and in shape. I thought we deserved the win, we really did.“That is how we set up. We need to do it more. We have not done enough at the start of the season. I thought we were fantastic.” last_img read more

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COSCO Shipyard: Option Contracts for Two PSVs Declared …

first_imgCOSCO Corp., February 18, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location zoom COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, announced that two option contracts, awarded to COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co. for the construction of two platform supply vessels have been declared effective.The option contracts, valued at approximately USD 60 million, were from a Singapore based company. Print  Closelast_img

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Province Amends Alton Gas Legal Brief Statement by Minister

first_imgThe province has amended its legal brief in the Alton Gas Appeal. A letter was filed with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court Tuesday, Dec. 20. Government has withdrawn a number of legal arguments raised in the brief related to duty to consult. The province affirms it has a constitutional duty to consult. Our main argument in this case has and continues to be that government did consult extensively with the Mi’kmaq KMKNO and the Sipekne’katik Band on the Alton Gas project. As this is a matter that remains before the court, we will be making no further comment. The Sipekne’katik Band is appealing the Minister of Environment’s decision to permit Alton Gas to operate a brining operation at the Shubenacadie River estuary in Colchester County as part of its underground gas storage project. -30-last_img read more

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Johnson gets blanket coverage in Iran as Britains Trump

first_imgTehran: Iranian newspapers gave blanket coverage to news that Boris Johnson would become British prime minister on Wednesday, with many comparing him to US President Donald Trump. The former foreign secretary takes power amid a tense standoff with Tehran over British authorities’ seizure of an Iranian tanker in early July and Iran’s detention of a UK-flagged ship in the Gulf last week. Dailies across Iran’s political spectrum splashed his election to lead the Conservative Party — propelling him to the office of prime minister — across their front covers. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”British Trump,” read the banner of reformist Sazandegi, over a full-page picture of Johnson celebrating his win. The conservative Jaam-e Jam published a picture edited to show Johnson casting a shadow in the shape of Trump’s profile on a wall behind him, with the title “Mimicking Trump”. The reformist Etemaad’s headline read “Elected by hardliners”, with an editorial predicting Johnson’s tenure would be short-lived. The ultra-conservative Resaalat published a cartoon of Johnson in the guise of a British butler, being patted on the head by Trump at his desk in the Oval Office. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”B team now has five members,” it said, echoing a term Foreign Minister Javad Zarif regularly uses for senior officials in the US and its allies who share a hard line on Iran. They include US National Security Adviser John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Saudi and Abu Dhabi crown princes Mohammed bin Salman and Mohammed bin Zayed. The unfolding crisis with Iran will be, along with Brexit, one of the most pressing tasks facing Johnson as he takes power.last_img read more

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Boris Johnson seeks Parliament suspension until Oct 14

first_imgLondon: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday sought a suspension of Parliament until October 14 to present what he described as a new bold and ambitious legislative agenda, just two weeks before the Brexit deadline. Downing Street said Johnson had already spoken to Queen Elizabeth II to request an end to the current parliamentary session in its second sitting week next month, starting September 9. “Following the conclusion of the traditional party conference season, the second session of this Parliament will commence with a Queen’s Speech on Monday October 14, Downing Street said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Johnson briefed his Cabinet of the plan at a meeting earlier, highlighting the number one legislative priority as Brexit. If a new deal is forthcoming at the European Council in mid-October, he will then introduce a Withdrawal Agreement Bill and move at pace to secure its passage before October 31. I believe it is vital that Parliament is sitting both before and after European Council and if, as I hope, a deal with the EU is forthcoming, Parliament will then have the opportunity to pass the Withdrawal Agreement Bill required for ratification ahead of October 31, Johnson said in a statement. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls We must focus on crucial public priorities helping the NHS [National Health Service], fighting violent crime, investing in infrastructure and science and cutting the cost of living. We have made an important start funding for 20,000 extra police officers and new investment in our NHS but to deliver on the public’s priorities we require a new session and a Queen’s Speech, he added. Downing Street further elaborated that the decision to end the current parliamentary session, which is “the longest in close to 400 years and in recent months one of the least active”, will enable Johnson to put a fresh domestic programme in front of MPs for debate and scrutiny while also ensuring that there is good time before and after the European Council, scheduled for October 17 and 18 for Parliament to further consider Brexit issues. Crucial voting on legislation is likely to fall on October 21 and 22. Reacting to the Prime Minister’s move to suspend Parliament, UK House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said it “represents a constitutional outrage.” Bercow said he was not told in advance of Prime Minister Johnson’s decision. He said “it is blindingly obvious” that the purpose of the suspension “would be to stop Parliament debating Brexit and performing its duty in shaping a course for the country.” Bercow said that Johnson should be seeking to establish his democratic credentials, rather than undermine them. He adds that “shutting down Parliament would be an offense against the democratic process and the rights of Parliamentarians as the people’s elected representatives.” The Downing Street statement followed unconfirmed media reports earlier of such a plan to prorogue Parliament during September a month traditionally dedicated to conferences by all major political parties. The move would lead to a customary Queen’s Speech which lays out a new UK government’s parliamentary business for the year on October 14. It is widely seen as an attempt to block MPs from tabling and debating any other major legislation, including an attempt by the Opposition to prevent a no-deal Brexit by the October 31 deadline. Parliament returns from summer recess or break next Monday, and another recess was expected to take place between roughly September 13 and October 8 to cover the political conference season. There had been hopes that the second break could be shortened to keep business going in the run-up to Brexit. The move to shut down Parliament known as prorogation has caused controversy, with critics saying it would stop MPs being able to use legislative measures to prevent a damaging British exit from the European Union (EU) as part of Johnson’s do or die Brexit pledge. The UK government move comes a day after the Opposition parties had been able to agree on a strategy of using legislative means to work together to prevent Johnson leaving the EU without any agreement in place by the October 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson, meanwhile, held what was described as a positive and substantive conversation with European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker on Tuesday evening. The Prime Minister set out that the UK will be leaving the EU on October 31, whatever the circumstances, and that we absolutely want to do so with a deal. The PM was also clear however that unless the Withdrawal Agreement is reopened and the backstop abolished there is no prospect of that deal, a Downing Street spokesperson said. Therefore, the issue of an Irish backstop the EU’s post-Brexit insurance policy on an open border between EU member-country Ireland and UK territory Northern Ireland continues to be central to the UK-EU standoff. Brexiteers like Johnson have claimed the backstop would be used by the 28-member economic bloc to keep the UK tied to EU rules even after Brexit. The controversial clause led to a withdrawal agreement struck by his predecessor, Theresa May, being rejected repeatedly in Parliament following negotiations triggered since Britain voted to leave the EU in a June 2016 referendum.last_img read more

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Prisonthemed restaurant in Egypt draws in curious diners

first_imgMANSOURA, Egypt – A prison-themed restaurant in Egypt? It might seem distasteful in a country where thousands of people, mostly Islamists but also secular pro-democracy activists, are languishing in jail on what right groups say are trumped-up charges.Yet, the restaurant in the coastal city of Mansoura called “Food Crime” is doing good business because of its novelty, according to patrons. Props like handcuffs, inmate number plaques, a prisoners’ cage and even an electric chair are served up as welcome selfie-fodder.“It’s a catchy idea and I did not want to do something that is traditional,” said the restaurant’s owner, Waleed Naeem, 37. “Our prices are competitive — our most expensive sandwich on the menu is just 15 pounds (84 U.S. cents).”Naeem is irked by anyone who tries to link the restaurant’s theme to the large-scale crackdown on dissent since the military ousted an Islamist president in 2013.“The people of Mansoura really like this restaurant and think it’s a great idea. But others are making a huge deal out of this on social media,” said Naeem, who has refused to give media interviews to news outlets that want him to speak about what his eatery symbolizes.“My restaurant is not political,” said Naeem, who maintains that the idea of Food Crime was inspired by similar establishments in South Korea, China and Italy. “I don’t think it has anything to do with real prisons and those inside them.”The restaurant’s unusual decor attracts many in Mansoura, like Yasmeen Khouly.“The idea is crazy, but it’s all about trying something new and seeing what’s out there, she said after eating there with a friend.“Obviously seeing handcuffs and an electric chair is strange.”Engineer Ahmed Atef, however, said the environment reminded him of his days in the army, and “the prisons I used to see when I served.”The motif has even drawn in policemen like Amr El Gohary, who said he was impressed by features of the “amazing decor,” like the handcuffs and a metal cage that allowed him to engage in some role reversal.“Obviously it made me love this place. The experience of eating in the cage was interesting because being a policeman, I’m the one who puts people in handcuffs and prisons.”last_img read more

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Ben Jerrys maker ditches London HQ for sole Dutch base

first_imgTHE HAGUE, Netherlands – Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational whose vast stable of brands includes Dove, Knorr and Ben & Jerry’s, has opted to have its sole headquarters in the Netherlands rather than Britain, ending a dual structure that goes back nearly 90 years.The company said Thursday that the decision to pick Rotterdam over London is part of a raft of structural changes that will turn it into “a simpler, more agile and more focused business.”While Unilever made no mention of Britain’s impending departure from the European Union, the decision should in practice help it manage the uncertainties of Brexit and is highly symbolic at a time of doubts over London as a global capital.Many firms with operations across the EU are worried about the potential disruption after Britain leaves the bloc in a little more than a year’s time. In a scenario where Britain and the EU fail to agree on the outlines of a future relationship, tariffs could be imposed on a host of products, hobbling supply chains and raising costs for firms.Unilever, however, argued that the move is driven by its need to simplify its structure. Last year, it vowed to slim down its organization and create more value for shareholders after rebuffing a $143 billion hostile takeover bid by rival Kraft Heinz.Besides consolidating the headquarters, it will also divide its operations into three divisions — Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment.“The board believes the move to three divisions and the simplification of our corporate structure will create a simpler, more agile and more focused company with increased strategic flexibility for value-creating portfolio change,” Chairman Marijn Dekkers said.“The changes announced today also further strengthen Unilever’s corporate governance, creating for the first time in our history a ‘one share, one vote’ principle for all our shareholders.”David Cheetham, chief market analyst at XTB, said the reasoning seems “pretty logical” given that the Dutch business represents 55 per cent of Unilever’s overall share capital and that the shares listed in Amsterdam are more liquid than those in London.Though the dual headquarters will become a thing of the past, the company’s shares will continue to be traded in London. On Thursday, the share price closed down 1.7 per cent in London and 1.0 per cent in Amsterdam.“Whilst it is tempting to politicize this decision as a clear and obvious example of waning confidence in post-Brexit Britain, that would be remiss, with the simple facts being that it is purely business-based,” Cheetham said.Unilever made a point of saying that staff levels in both countries would be unaffected by the change. The company employs 7,300 people in Britain and 3,100 people in the Netherlands, out of nearly 170,000 worldwide. The company had sales in 2017 of more than 50 billion euros ($62 billion).Analysts note that besides streamlining operations, the decision could help insulate Unilever from a hostile takeover of the kind Kraft Heinz attempted — Dutch laws are considered to be tougher than British ones when it comes to takeovers.Dutch Economic Affairs Minister Eric Wiebes welcomed the announcement, saying it underscored that the Netherlands is an attractive location for big business.“Unilever is a fantastic company to have here,” Wiebes told NOS Radio. “It’s a sustainable company that focuses on long-term job creation.”The British government also had a positive take, saying that Unilever was basing its two fastest-growing divisions — Beauty and Personal Care and Home Care — in Britain and stressing that Brexit was not a factor. In a tweet, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said Unilever’s decision to base its head office in Rotterdam is “part of a long-term restructuring plan of the company and is not connected to the U.K.’s departure from the EU.”Unilever was formed in 1930 by a merger of the Dutch Margarine Unie and Britain’s Lever Brothers. That led to the company’s dual identity — with Unilever PLC in Britain and Unilever NV in the Netherlands technically separate companies but operating together thanks to a raft of agreements that allow them to share everything from brands and technology to identical boards of directors.___Pan Pylas reported from London.last_img read more

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McGuinty has some splaining to do this weekend at Liberal gathering

TORONTO – Last week, Premier Dalton McGuinty was warning Ontario’s Liberals to get ready to board the campaign bus for a summer election.This weekend, he’ll be explaining why his budget — despite all the changes the New Democrats forced him to make — isn’t so bad after all.The budget war, which pushed the province to the brink of an election, is a cautionary tale about governing in a minority parliament.Deals with the opposition parties must be made if the Liberals want to push their agenda forward and that may include last-minute changes they don’t like.But faced with a fragile economy and a $15-billion deficit, McGuinty is under pressure to make things work without pressing the panic button and threatening to take voters back to the polls.The premier says all the parties have learned their lesson, but wouldn’t rule out another major dust-up that could spark a snap election.“I think we’re still in … a little bit of a learning mode when it comes to dealing with a minority government,” he said, while still pointing the finger at the NDP.“You can play around with a lot of things and we can negotiate, we can tinker and we can try to tailor other things. But when you threaten a big part of the substance of the budget, that’s a matter of confidence.”The premier’s already lost the confidence of Ontarians who witnessed his ham-fisted attempt to ram the budget through the legislature, said Tory finance critic Peter Shurman.McGuinty was a lawyer before he entered politics, yet “didn’t get so much as a handshake” with Horwath when he made a deal to pass the budget, he added.“I think the election was the great big bluff,” Shurman said.“So we got into a mess, and how are we out of the mess? With a ridiculous set of priorities set by the NDP … and a budget that doesn’t resemble the original paperwork presented to us on March 27.”Despite all the talk about burying the hatchet, it’s clear there are still some hard feelings.Leading up to the final vote, the Liberals were accusing Horwath of being disingenuous and a backstabber, saying she broke two previous agreements to let the budget pass.They were furious with the NDP, saying they teamed with the Tories to make more changes to the budget after the government made concessions to get New Democratic support.But the NDP say they never agreed to rubber stamp the budget bill and gave the Liberals plenty of warning that they planned to make amendments in committee.McGuinty and his government have lost credibility and dragged down the level of political debate in the province by resorting to personal attacks, said NDP house leader Gilles Bisson.Last week, the Liberals claimed the opposition-led amendments to the budget bill would create a multibillion-dollar fiscal gap, he said. Now they say they’ll be able to meet their targets.“So which is it?” Bisson asked. “This government has been notorious for saying one thing and doing another.”McGuinty will have to explain to northerners why he’s decided to privatize Ontario Northland rail service after promising never to do so, Bisson added. Yet the Liberals accused Horwath of lacking leadership because she supposedly went back on her word.“So yeah, he’s got a credibility problem and I think last week didn’t help him,” he said.Next time around, McGuinty said he’ll start working with the opposition parties sooner to find some common ground — and maybe get something in writing.“Obviously we’re all going to want to work a little bit harder to make sure we nail everything down so we have all the clarity Ontarians would require of us,” he said.But after the messy breakup with the New Democrats, the premier seems to be looking to the Progressive Conservatives for his next dance partner.The Tories, who opposed the budget the day it was introduced, say they’re willing to hear McGuinty out. The two parties would likely find some common ground on wage and contract arbitration for public-sector workers that were removed from the budget, but are expected to be re-introduced this fall as a separate bill.But McGuinty’s conciliatory tone may change once he calls a byelection in Kitchener-Waterloo, the seat vacated by veteran Tory Elizabeth Witmer. Winning that prize would push the Liberals into majority territory, with no need for support from one of the opposition parties. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 21, 2012 6:08 pm MDT McGuinty has some ‘splaining to do this weekend at Liberal gathering read more

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UKbased Guyanese seeking to engage youths in acrobatics

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNational Cadet Corps officially reintroducedJanuary 19, 2018In “latest news”“We need to put pre -1992 behind us” – PM Hinds hints at apology from PNC/RFebruary 18, 2015In “Politics”Essequibo remembers Dr Cheddi JaganMarch 18, 2019In “latest news” UK-based artist Patrick Hinds, also known as “Papa Scotchy,” is seeking to revitalize Guyanese youths’ interest in the once active sporting discipline of acrobatics and gymnastics.Back in the 1960s, when Hinds was part of a vibrant acrobatics and gymnastics team, that sporting discipline had given youngsters a focus while teaching them discipline and imbuing in them understanding of social standards.Now having lived in the United Kingdom for several decades, the Guyanese artist related that since his return on vacation to Guyana, he has observed that youths of the day seem to lack focus, and find time to engage in negative and socially unacceptable activities, thus his sole inspiration is to impart to the youth what he knows in the sporting discipline of gymnastics and acrobatics.Patrick Hinds and Carlyon Kennedy“I can impart (to them) my knowledge, and at the same time it’s a way forward for the youths, who seem not to have much to do; and because of this (lack of activities) their minds would go in different avenues. The youths of today are our future, they are the men and women of tomorrow, and they need some form of direction. And I think that I could contribute in this form, with my acrobatics as the vehicle to get to them,” Hinds said in an interview with one of INews’ sister media agency.Hinds arrived in the country only a few days ago, and is seeking to collaborate with the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport to launch the programme. He is optimistic that gymnastics and acrobatics would emerge as a national art.Hinds’s brother-in-law, Professor Carlyon Kennedy, a former student of acrobatics and gymnastics, told this publication that the programme is their way of giving back to the Guyanese community, while paving a way for youths to pursue and showcase their talent.Hinds has disclosed that the launch of the project primarily depends on the outcome of consultations expected to be held with various organisations over the course of the new week.The acrobatic is seeking the support and guidance of relevant authorities, local organizations, and the general public for the successful launch of the acrobatic project.“With this, I think it’s a step that we could take. He’s (Mr Kennedy’s) got the teaching ability, expertise; he’s got other things that I don’t have, but together we can do it. All we need to have is our infrastructure and someone to believe in us and give us a chance. That’s all we’re asking,” he added. read more

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Matchcom starts screening members for sexual offenses

first_imgHorror stories stemming from online dating are a dime a dozen, but those bad dates usually just end early or wind up being the result of two very incompatible people. However, Match.com is taking things a step further and has announced they plan to screen all members against the national sex offender registry. The decision follows a lawsuit filed against the service by a woman who claims she was raped by a man she met through the dating site.The man in question had six convictions for sexual battery on his criminal record. Details of the criminal lawsuit aside, the woman claims that Match.com could have done a better job making sure that violent criminals and sex offenders are kept out of its database – or at least flagged as such. She notes that had the screening process been in place, he would never have made it onto the site in the first place, and had the information of his criminal history been available, she would never have gone out with him.Match.com, responding to the lawsuit, has agreed to start screening its members against the national sex offender registry. They also note that while they hope the process is beneficial, the registry itself is somewhat flawed and members need to take care before meeting one another and be vigilant when they do meet. They point out that even in cases like this, an automated screening process may not have avoided the outcome.The company also pointed to its list of tips for first time meetings and safety as another example of how Match.com tries to encourage its users to be safe when meeting someone for the first time. For example, the company suggests you meet in an open, public space, and that you always tell friends or family where you’re going and who you’ll be out with, and to follow up with you to make sure everything went well.The screening process is expected to take 60 to 90 days and then all of Match.com’s 20 million members will have been checked. The company didn’t say what would happen to members who were flagged.Read more at USA Todaylast_img read more

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31yearold Royal Marine admits to stashing explosive devices in the UK

first_img Metropolitan Police undated handout photo of Ciaran Maxwell of Exminster, Devon. Image: Metropolitan Police No Comments Friday 3 Feb 2017, 7:14 PM Feb 3rd 2017, 7:14 PM Short URL By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Metropolitan Police 12,763 Views Metropolitan Police undated handout photo of Ciaran Maxwell of Exminster, Devon. center_img 31-year-old Royal Marine admits to stashing explosive devices in the UK Ciaran Maxwell, with an address at Exminster Devon, also pleaded guilty to manufacturing and constructing explosives. Share4 Tweet Email A ROYAL MARINE has pleaded guilty to various terrorist-related offences at the Old Bailey today, including hiding explosive devices in England and Northern Ireland.Ciaran Maxwell, aged 31 with an address at Exminster, Devon admitted that between 1 January 2011 and the 24 August 2016 to intending to assist terrorist attacks.Some of these included: http://jrnl.ie/3222134 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article He also admitted to creating and maintaining hides in England and Northern Ireland to store explosive substances and devices “linked to the preparation of an act of terrorism”.Commander Dean Haydon of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command said:“I would like to acknowledge the excellent joint working between PSNI and the UK’s National Counter Terrorism network in bringing Maxwell to justice. This investigation resulted in a significant disruption and protected public safety by removing a large quantity of dangerous material from circulation.Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin of PSNI, said that “working together, we have disrupted the activity of a dangerous individual and removed a very significant threat.”Comments have been closed as sentencing is still due.Read: Police were called 2,738 times about domestic abuse over ChristmasRead: ‘A jaw-dropping gaffe’: Jeremy Corbyn thinks PSNI man died in shooting incident Purchasing or otherwise obtaining articles for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorismManufacturing explosive substancesConstructing explosive devices.last_img read more

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Heuston we have a problem Irish Rails new website is causing some

first_img IRISH RAIL TODAY unveiled its new website but many customers reported being unable to buy tickets despite “extensive testing” conducted before it went live.The updated site launched this morning promised to give customers more control of their booking. It now allows people to manage their own booking online up to 90 minutes before departure on the date of travel or until they print their ticket.But many users reported being unable to purchase tickets using the new site, with many being sent an error message. Image: Irish Rail Source: Sean O’Donohue/Twitter Share25 Tweet Email1 21 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3355892 By Garreth MacNamee Image: Irish Rail l am coming up with the same error message. Tried my laptop, tablet and Phone using Firefox and Chrome and still NOT working pic.twitter.com/GMyJAsNLUA— Tim Bingham (@BinghamInfo) April 24, 2017 Apr 24th 2017, 2:50 PM center_img Heuston, we have a problem: Irish Rail’s new website is causing some commuters hassle Despite the teething problems, Irish Rail has said the new site will make travelling by train easier. 31,162 Views Source: Tim Bingham/Twitter Monday 24 Apr 2017, 2:50 PM Tried on Chrome and IE, and on mobile (Chrome) and keep getting the unknown error. pic.twitter.com/HTWJAfjqE3— Sean O’Donohue (@seanod87) April 24, 2017 Irish Rail spokesman Barry Kenny said that most of the issues with the system have been resolved.“The site was extensively tested before going live but there were slight problems with booking when you chose manual seat selection. There were not any problems when you chose automatic selection.“We have resolved the vast majority of issues with the site now.”With the new fully functioning website, commuters will able to choose from different types of tickets.The semi-flexible option will mean passengers will be able to switch to the train just before or after their booked service without any charge. In addition, they can change to other services online in advance, or cancel their booking entirely, by paying a 20% fee.Fully-flexible will allow customers make time changes or cancellations online up to 90 minutes before departure for no charge. Customers can also switch to any other train on their route on the day of travel at no extra cost.Kenny added: “If you want to change some details, you can do it online now and don’t have to ring up like before. We did experience some problems but they’re mostly all fixed now. ”Read: The controversial Poolbeg incinerator has taken its first delivery of waste > Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Redknapp reveals Abdoulaye Doucoure Tottenham revelation

first_imgFormer Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp says Chelsea transfer target Abdoulaye Doucoure is also linked with a potential move to Tottenham.The Watford midfielder has enjoyed an impressive campaign for the Hornets, netting nine times, that has seen him linked with a move away this month.“Of course your head will be turned,” Redknapp said on Sky Sports via Daily Star.“He might look at it as his big opportunity as a player.“This is no disrespect to Watford who have had a brilliant season.“But these opportunities don’t come around very often.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“If Chelsea were to make a late bid for you, of course, you’d want to take it.“Financially to go and play for one of the best clubs, Champions League football, obviously not at Chelsea, but Champions League football would be a pull as well.“I heard about Tottenham as well maybe being mentioned for him.“He is a real talent, I really like him.“It’s hard sometimes to turn down these moves when they come along.”last_img read more

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Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit A handson look at Samsungs new

first_imgThe new Galaxy Watch Active will soon be able monitor your blood pressure. Angela Lang/CNET Samsung announced a new line of fitness wearables at its Unpacked event Wednesday in San Francisco; the Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch and the Galaxy Fit and Fit E sports bands. Like the Gear Sport smartwatch that Samsung released in 2017, the new Galaxy Active puts fitness features at the forefront with the ability to monitor blood pressure. But unlike its predecessors, it lacks the signature rotating bezel that was a staple of previous Galaxy smartwatches.The new Galaxy Fit  and Fit E are similar in design and function to the Gear Fit2 Pro bands, with a rectangular screen that curves around the band. Samsung inadvertently leaked the watch, bands and earbuds in an update to the company’s Galaxy Wearable app the week before the Feb. 20 event and have been making their rounds online. Now playing: Watch this: 3:15 The Active automatically detect six different activities such as cycling, running and swimming without the need to start them manually from the workout app. It call also track 39 more, ranging from outdoor activities to gym routines. It also lets you install third-party apps such as Strava and Under Armour to track activities. You can also download Spotify and other music apps to add some beats to your sweat sessions. Product Photography - Samsung Galaxy Watch Active - BlackThe new Galaxy Watch Active (left) compared to the original Galaxy Watch (right).  Angela Lang/CNET The Galaxy Fit and Fit E have a similar automatic workout detection feature or you can choose from one of 90 different workout options manually from the Samsung Health app on your phone. The Watch Active, Fit and Fit E have a 5 ATM rating so you can safely take them for a dip in the pool or ocean and theoretically submerge them up to 50 meters (165 feet). But they shouldn’t be used for scuba diving. Like previous Galaxy wearables, the Watch Active and the Fit have optical heart rate sensors on their back used for calculating calories and continuous monitoring heart-rate during exercise. Both devices can also use the heart-rate monitor to keep tabs on stress levels and include breathing exercises. You can even wear them to bed to track both the quality and duration of your slumber. Samsung Event Mobile World Congress 2019 Health and Wellness 6:30 21 Photos Product Photography - Samsung Galaxy Watch Active - Sea GreenThe new Galaxy Watch Active can charge wirelessly on the back of the new Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. James Martin/CNET Design and UI The Galaxy Watch Active looks and feels like a slimmed-down version of last year’s Galaxy Watch — just without the rotating bezel. It has two buttons on the side and a thin aluminum frame that comes in four different metallic finishes: black, silver, rose gold and sea green with swappable rubber bands.It has a slightly smaller footprint than previous Galaxy smartwatches with a 40mm watch face. The color 1.1-inch (28mm) always-on display has a 360×360-pixel resolution. Like previous Galaxy smartwatches, the Active runs Samsung’s own Tizen-based wearable operating system 4.0 that’s compatible with both Android and IOS devices. During my hands-on time in the demo room, I was able to compare the Galaxy Watch Active to the traditional Galaxy Watch, and though the screen felt smaller and I missed the rotating bezel, it did feel a lot lighter and more comfortable on my wrist. I would definitely prefer it over the regular Watch for working out. The interface looked very similar to that of the Galaxy Watch with the same customizable widgets, swipe, long press, and tap to control, minus the option to scroll with the bezel, which I didn’t mind too much. In fact it was easier to swipe on the screen without the metal bezel getting in the way. The Galaxy Fit comes in black and silver finishes and has full-color AMOLED display. The  Fit E is smaller and comes in black, white and yellow. Both run a stripped-down version of Samsung’s wearable operating system. Health and fitness features The Galaxy Watch Active comes loaded with health and fitness tools to help you take charge of your well-being and will be the first Samsung wearable with the ability to monitor blood pressure. Starting March 15, you’ll be able to download Samsung’s My BP Lab App, a research app  that first showed up on last year on the Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 9  and was developed in partnership with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) to track blood pressure. Once you download the app, you’ll be asked to opt in to be part of their research study and share your data. Samsung hasn’t provided any more details on how it’ll actually work on the Watch, but we’ll be updating this article with more information in the coming weeks.  Share your voice Meet Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit, Samsung’s new… Under the hood Processor and battery The Galaxy Watch Active has a dual-core 9110 Exynos chipset with 4GB of onboard storage, 728MB of RAM and a 230mAh battery. The Galaxy Fit has a 120mAh battery, which Samsung says can last up to a week on a single charge. Other features The new wearables are Wi-Fi only and need to be paired with a phone (Android or iOS). They include Samsung Pay for mobile payments with NFC (not MST technology), which means they’ll only work on NFC-enabled credit card terminals. The Gear Sport and Galaxy Watch were also NFC-only, but the previous Gear S3 and Samsung’s smartphones were equipped with MST technology allowing you to use them with any regular credit card terminal with a magnetic strip. The Watch Active will be able to charge wirelessly on the back of the new Galaxy S10. Price and availability Perhaps one of the most impressive Galaxy Watch Active features is the $200 price tag. That’s about $100 cheaper than the Gear Sport and Galaxy Watch were at launch, neither of which monitored blood pressure. The cheapest Apple Watch (the Series 3 from 2017) retails for about $279 in the Apple store. The Galaxy Watch Active will be available for preorder starting Feb. 21 and will ship March 8. If you preorder the Watch you’ll receive a free wireless charging pad with your purchase. The Galaxy Fit is $99, but it won’t be available until this spring. Now playing: Watch this: Wearable Tech Mobile 8 All the gadgets for getting healthy at CES 2019 Fitness Samsung Comments Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Fit:… Tagslast_img read more

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Fairbanks Ski Area Still Seeking Buyer

first_imgThe alpine ski area, Skiland, north of Fairbanks, made news last month when a mineral exploration project threatened to take over some of its trails. That’s been ironed out, but Skiland is still looking for a buyer.Download Audiolast_img

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