first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bologna midfielder Orsolini: Mihajlovic always in touchby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna midfielder Riccardo Orsolini says coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is always in touch.Mihajlovic was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, so spent all of pre-season and most of the campaign so far in hospital undergoing two courses of chemotherapy.“Don’t worry, the boss can make himself heard even when he’s not physically present,” winger Orsolini told DAZN.“He gave us a good telling off even on Skype! We had some cameras installed at the training ground that allow him to watch our sessions live and give us corrections in real time.“He might not be physically with us, but he never leaves our side nonetheless.” last_img read more

first_img graphs Yeh to waise bhi chauka hai: Rishabh Pant predicts the outcome before the resultIPL 2019, DC vs KKR: Rishabh Pant predicted that Robin Uthappa would hit the ball for a four even before it was bowled. This has cause many fans to wonder if it was spot fixing. No data available! commentary advertisementcenter_img view more view less Scorecard Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 31, 2019UPDATED: March 31, 2019 13:47 IST Rishabh Pant’s prediction has caused many to suspect it as spot fixing (@IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant predicted that Robin Uthappa would hit the ball for a four even before it was bowledMany fans have started questioning how Pant predicted the future, with some suggesting spot fixingDelhi Capitals went onto beat Kolkata Knight Riders in the Super Over as Kagiso Rabada defended 10 runsRishabh Pant’s prediction, caught on the stump mic during the Delhi Capitals’ (DC) home game against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), has created a flutter on social media with some fans claiming the match was fixed.According to reports, Pant on Saturday was caught on the stump mic, saying “yeh to waise bhi choka hai (this is going to go for a four)” in the fourth over when KKR’s Robin Uthappa was batting.The experienced right-hander hit the next ball for a four-off Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane to get off the mark.The video of the incident did rounds on social media with many fans crying foul as to how Pant knew before the ball was delivered that it would find the fence.@vikrantgupta73 Is IPL 2019 fixed? Why Rishabh pant was sure that the next delivery would go for four?Darpan Bhagabaty (@Bitu91823930) March 31, 2019Fixing is directly proportional to Indian Premier League. Saw a live scene where Rishabh Pant was heard saying ‘Yeh to wese bhi chauka hai’ before Sandip Lamichane bowled to Robin Uthappa. Guess what, the ball went on to the boundary. Lol.MH (@Hussaynnn) March 30, 2019rishabh pant did spot fixing and also match was fixed..If pant wanted he can hit in moment delhi stop himself to hit..Even shaw were thereUNDERDOG (@Underdogpk) March 30, 2019Delhi went on to win the match in the Super Over after finishing on 185/6 chasing 186 for victory.Batting first in the Super Over, Delhi managed just 10/1 with Prasidh Krishna bowling a tight line. In reply, KKR lost Andre Russell for just four as Kagiso Rabada bowled a perfect yorker.advertisementHe followed it up with a few perfect deliveries to defend the total and win the game for Delhi.Earlier, what KKR all-rounder Andre Russell did, Prithvi Shaw did better. But nerves got the better of the DC batsmen as the match ended in a tie and went into the Super Over.Also Read | Missed the chance to finish the game for Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw after 99Also Read | Just saw Super Over as a simulation and glad it paid off: Kagiso RabadaAlso Read | Rabada promised to bowl only yorkers in Super Over vs KKR: DC captain IyerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Rishabh PantFollow stump micFollow Spot fixingFollow Social MediaFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow DCFollow KKRlast_img read more

first_imgShahbaz Nadeem’s 10-wicket haul puts India A on cusp of big win over West Indies A in 1st unofficial TestLeft-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem picked up his 2nd 5-wicket haul of the match as India A bowled West Indies A out for 180 in their second innings. India A are chasing a meagre 97 for win in the 1st unofficial Test in Antigua. advertisement Press Trust of India AntiguaJuly 27, 2019UPDATED: July 27, 2019 11:09 IST Shahbaz Nadeem picked up his 2nd five-wicket haul of the match on Friday (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShahbaz Nadeem finished with figures of 5 for 47 in the 2nd inningsIndia A were 29 for 1 at Stumps on Day 3, chasing 97 for victoryWriddhiman Saha made 66 for India A in their 1st inningsLeft-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem took a five-wicket haul for the second time in the match to put India A on the cusp of a big win over West Indies A in the first unofficial Test.Nadeem’s effort of five for 47 in 21 overs helped India A bowl out the hosts for 180 in their second innings after they were comfortably placed at 159 for three on day three of the four-day game here on Friday. Pacer Mohammad Siraj ran through the lower-order with a three-wicket burstChasing a meagre 97 for victory, India A were 29 for one in their second innings with Priyank Panchal (5) the batsman to be dismissed. Abhimanyu Easwaran was batting on 23 off 32 balls at the other end with India A needing another 68 runs for the win.India A, who resumed the day at 299 for eight in their first innings, went on to make 312 in 104.3 overs with wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (66) the last man to get out, marking a successful return with both bat and gloves following a long injury layoff.West Indies A, who conceded an 84-run first innings lead, were steady in their second essay after the loss of openers Montcin Hodge (36) and Jeremy Solozano (11) at 51 for two.Captain Shamarh Brooks (53) and Roston Chase (32) shared a 79-run stand for the third wicket but the collapse began with the fall of the skipper at 159 for four. The batsmen struggled to cope up with the guile and accuracy of Nadeem who have been knocking on the doors of the Indian Test team with consistent performances in domestic cricket over the years.advertisementThe Jharkhand spinner had also taken five wickets in the first innings, taking his match tally to 10 for 109.Brief Scores West Indies A: 228 all out and 180 all out in 77 overs (Brooks 53; Nadeem 5/47).India A: 312 (Dube 71, Saha 66; Cummins 4/40) and 29/1 in 10.3 overs.Also Read | Rohit, Bumrah post heartfelt message for Lasith Malinga as he retires from ODIAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shahbaz NadeemFollow Abhimanyu EaswaranFollow India cricketFollow Wriddhiman Sahalast_img read more

first_img A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking Editors’ Recommendations There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now There are bikes, and then there are Bikes. For road cycling, mountain biking, and triathlon enthusiasts, a performance driven design can make a more comfortable ride, shave precious seconds off a race, or both. Yesterday Diamondback announced their all new Andean triathlon bike and it’s safe to say that this new design will define both podium times at the Ironman World Championships and the entire industry.Related: Nutrition For Athletes: The Feed | The Leopard Smart BikeTwo years ago, Diamondback released their first aerodynamic bike, the time trial focused Serios. Because road cycle racing’s governing body has strict rules of design, they were limited in some of their options to innovate. However, by eschewing the road racing rules and focusing directly on the triathlon market, Diamondback was able to completely redefine aerodynamic bicycle design.They turned to Kevin Quan, a famed engineer and designer who’s bicycles have won races to across the globe. The first order of business was to shift the design process from frame-centric, to literally starting from the ground up by picking wheels first. The vast majority of bikes have a two triangle design. Quan and Diamondback focused on a more unibody design to fill in the wheelbase as much as possible. This decreases drag significantly, while also adding power response. Diamondback calls this AeroCore design.A side effect of this focus on minimizing drag and air turbulence is an increase in storage. When you walk the rows of bikes at a big triathlon you’ll typically see saddle bags, bento boxes, and snacks literally taped to bike frames. The massive downtube on the Diamondback Andean has an internal storage bay that will fit an entire field repair kit, along with your phone, keys, and more. Along the top, a flip up box has partitions for gels, salt tabs, and other snacks and supplements. It isn’t out the question to expect that you could ride for an entire race completely self supported.The drivetrain and other components are likewise optimized for speed. The chain rings have a fairing in front of them to aid in decreasing air turbulence. The base model Diamondback Andean will even feature a single ring up front, dropping a front derailleur in favor of simplicity (other models will include the industry standard dual ring and even feature electronic shifting). Brakes are disc brakes, like many mountain and cyclo-cross bikes. This aids in stopping power and handling. For triathlon riders used to squirrelly bikes, this will add significant confidence on the road.The Andean makes its official debut at the Ironman World Championships on October 8, 2016. In the meantime, you can pre-order a bike now on Diamondback’s website. They will start shipping in early December. Expect to see them dominating race day podiums soon after. We can’t wait to try one out for ourselves. The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Citieslast_img read more

first_img Share this article Twitter Facebook Newsletter RSS zoom A consortium of investors, made up of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), a group of foreign investors and Gazprombank, has reached an agreement on terms of an investment into a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and light oil products transshipment terminal.UST-LUGA PORTThis terminal is owned by the Russian petrochemical holding, SIBUR, in the sea port of Ust-Luga. The transaction amount of the investment is over US$700mln.As part of the transaction, the consortium will gain complete control over the terminal, which is not only the largest in the CIS but also the only LPG transshipment terminal in the Russian North-West. It is also one of the most modern port infrastructure facilities on the Baltic Sea.The consortium’s investment will allow the terminal to optimise its capital structure and expand its capacity for both LPG and the wide range of light oil products it processes.Construction of the terminal and the necessary rail and port infrastructure in Ust-Luga was completed by SIBUR in 2013.Currently the terminal operates at a nominal transshipment capacity of 1.5Mtpa of LPG and 2.5Mtpa of light oil products. Simultaneously, the terminal is undergoing optimisation of operational processes and expansion plans for all products transshipped at the terminal are currently in development.The terminal has been attributed with national importance and was constructed as part of the federal program for development of port capacities in the Russian North-West.According to the agreement, SIBUR will have exclusive rights to utilize 100% of the LPG transshipment capacity on the pre-agreed terms.A joint venture between the investment consortium and SIBUR will entail the operational management of the complex, which will retain all current staff.This agreement is planned to be signed during St Petersburg International Economic Forum and the transaction will be closed after regulatory approvals are received.Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, said:“A modern LPG terminal in the Baltic Sea is a crucial step in the future development of Russian infrastructure. This latest development has a significant role to play in reducing domestic dependence on foreign ports as well as responding to the growing European consumer demand for LPG and light oil products. “This transaction is a key milestone for the Russian infrastructure sector and is in line with RDIF’s strategy to invest in infrastructure assets. This allows the RDIF to gain attractive returns while the company can concentrate on its main business”.Dmitry Konov, CEO of SIBUR, said:“Construction of the terminal in the port of Ust-Luga has created an effective transportation route for Russian LPG and light oil products to Northern and North-Western European markets.“As a result of the deal SIBUR returns its investment in the project while gaining long-term guarantees on capacity utilisation in return. “This will allow us to then expand our investments in other, more specialized core business projects in the sphere of byproducts of oil and gas monetisation along with the manufacturing of a wide range of petrochemical products for Russian consumers. “Alexey Matveev, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Gazprombank, said:“Investment in Russian infrastructure is a core area of Gazprombank’s activity. The LPG and light oil products terminal in Ust-Luga is an attractive investment opportunity due to its fundamental competitive advantages and significant potential for value appreciation in future.” Press Release, May 23, 2014; Image: UST-LUGA Follow World Maritime News Facebook Twitter Print Email AddThis 1Share Posted on May 23, 2014 with tags Gazprombank, Inject, LPG, RDIF, Russia, Terminal.last_img read more

first_imgSix stories in the news for Friday, Feb. 8———SINGH WANTS INVESTIGATION INTO SNC-LAVALIN CASENDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling for an ethics investigation into allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help SNC-Lavalin avoid a criminal prosecution. If, as Justin Trudeau insists, the allegations are not true, Singh said the prime minister should have nothing to fear from an independent investigation by the federal ethics commissioner. Singh’s call comes in the wake of a report Thursday in The Globe and Mail alleging Wilson-Raybould was demoted in a cabinet shuffle early last month because she refused to succumb to pressure from prime ministerial aides to intervene in the case of SNC-Lavalin.———QUEBEC MOSQUE SHOOTER TO BE SENTENCED TODAYThe man who murdered six worshippers in a Quebec City mosque in January 2017 will learn today whether he’ll spend the rest of his life behind bars. Quebec Superior Court Justice Francois Huot is set to decide how long Alexandre Bissonnette will spend in custody before he is eligible for parole. Bissonnette, 29, pleaded guilty last March to six counts of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder after he walked into the mosque during evening prayers on Jan. 29, 2017, and opened fire. The Crown has recommended that Bissonnette serve six consecutive sentences totalling 150 years, while the defence has argued he should be eligible for parole after 25 years.———BRUCE McARTHUR TO BE SENTENCED TODAYSerial killer Bruce McArthur is set to be sentenced today. The 67-year-old self-employed landscaper pleaded guilty last week to murdering eight men with ties to Toronto’s gay village. The Crown is seeking a life sentence with no chance of parole for 50 years. The defence has asked that sentences for all eight first-degree murder counts be served concurrently, which would make McArthur eligible for parole in 25 years. First-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years, but when there are several convictions, the court can impose consecutive periods of parole ineligibility.———NIGHTMARE STILL NOT OVER, BOUSHIE’S MOTHER SAYSThe mother of an Indigenous man who was shot and killed on a Saskatchewan farm says her nightmare is not over. Debbie Baptiste says she has lost hope in finding justice for her son Colten Boushie, who was killed in August 2016. Farmer Gerald Stanley admitted that he fired the gun on the day Boushie died, but he was found not guilty of second-degree murder. He testified his gun went off accidentally and that he was firing his gun to scare off some young people he thought were stealing from him after they drove onto his property. Members of Boushie’s family will spend the anniversary of the not-guilty verdict on Saturday participating in a candlelight vigil and pipe ceremony.———COUPLE GUILTY IN BABY’S DEATH FACE SENTENCING A sentencing hearing is to begin today for a Calgary couple who delayed taking their gravely ill son to hospital until it was too late. A jury found Jennifer and Jeromie Clark guilty last fall of criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessaries of life. The trial heard 14-month-old John didn’t see a doctor until the day before he died of a staph infection in November 2013. Jurors were shown photos of the child after he died and he had blackened toes and a red rash covering three quarters of his body. The couple’s lawyers suggested doctors at the Alberta Children’s Hospital were to blame because they raised the boy’s sodium and fluid levels too aggressively.———WINTER A ‘MAJOR CHALLENGE’ FOR RAILROADS The Calgary-based railway involved in this week’s deadly train derailment in B.C. says frigid temperatures have a big impact on operations. Canadian Pacific Railway detailed the challenges of harsh weather in a white paper last year. It says cold can cause air to leak from a train’s brake system, causing it to run shorter trains than usual. It also says trains must travel at slower speeds when it gets colder than -25 C. The train that derailed was carrying 112 grain hoppers and three locomotives. An engineer, a conductor and a trainee died.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Matthew Vincent Raymond, accused of killing four people including two city police officers, is due back in court. The court is expected to get the results of an assessment to determine criminal responsibility.— Statistics Canada will release its labour force survey for January.— Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will be in conversation with Catherine Holt, CEO Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

The Japanese government feels a government which has been elected by the people of the country holds the right to take forward initiatives and implement suitable action and the processes and courses of action should be left in the hands of the respective country and respective people.This message was conveyed to Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa by Yasushi Akashi, Japan’s Special Representative to Sri Lanka, when they had formal discussions in Tokyo, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Japan said today. Rajapaksa, who is on an official visit to Tokyo, met senior ministers, Japanese parliamentarians and dignitaries and held discussions on the current development activities and financial and technical assistance extended by Japan. Discussions were also held on the initiatives taken by the Sri Lankan Government on reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction, following the end of a 30 year conflict with the LTTE and the dawn of peace and development in the country. He stressed that a government which has been elected by the people of the country holds the right to take forward initiatives and implement suitable action and the processes and courses of action should be left in the hands of the respective country and respective people.Japan also believes that Sri Lanka should continue in its efforts in the implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission. At a dinner hosted by Akashi, Rajapaksa said that government is taking steps to reduce the military presence in the North and Eastern areas where initiatives have been taken to recruit 1600 Tamil nationals to the Police Force.Akashi said that the government of Japan very sincerely appreciates the close and friendly relations shared by both nations and believes that the government of Sri Lanka is making a positive initiative towards development in the North East and commitment to the people of the region. read more

At the weekly press briefing on Wednesday, the military spokesman for the UN Organization Mission (MONUC) deplored the clashes in Mahagi district, Ituri Province, between the Front des Nationalistes et Intégrationnistes (FNI) and the Forces Armées du Peuple Congolais (FAPC).”The fighting allegedly left 48 dead, including 27 FNI members, 14 FAPC members and four civilians,” said Maj. Abou Thiam.In that context, MONUC’s Kivu Brigade sent a liaison patrol to Minova to meet with a dissident leader who left the DRC’s armed forces (FARDC), Gen. Laurent Nkunda, and to question him about “allegations of children’s recruitment, tax deductions for war effort, the putting-in-place of a parallel administration and bellicose inclinations towards Bukavu.”General dismissed the allegations and repeated pledges of loyalty to the Transitional Government of President Joseph Kabila, but he was warned that MONUC would use ”appropriate retaliatory action” in the case of any new attack on Bukavu, Major Thiam said. The General and his fellow rebels briefly took Bukavu city in June, claiming mistreatment of their Banyamulenge (Congolese Tutsi) ethnic group, and, according to a MONUC report, have placed combatants on the two roads leading to the university town.The Kivu Brigade, meanwhile, distributed the Congolese National Examination papers to several towns, including Minova, Major Thiam said.According to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, many refugee children returned home from camps in Burundi to take the examination.MONUC spokesman Hamadoun Touré hailed the installation of the new Bunia district commissioner, Pétronille Vaweka, and four other administrators, with the mission’s help.”This is a meaningful step towards the reunification of the territory,” he said, noting that the inauguration of the new administration marked the end of the emergency administration in Ituri Province.Meanwhile, with MONUC’s current mandate set to expire at the end of this month, mission chief William Lacy Swing left the DRC’s capital, Kinshasa, for UN Headquarters in New York for consultations.UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is slated to submit a new report on the mission’s operations to the Security Council, Mr. Touré said. “The Security Council will then determine what additional resources to make available to MONUC so it can better fulfil its mandate.” read more

first_imgOver the years the programme has evolved as the terror threat changed. While al-Qaeda was considered the main threat at first, now the policy  is aimed at combating Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the pull of militants in Syria.The cash has gone into a broad range of areas. In 2010, it emerged that CCTV cameras in Muslim areas of Birmingham – 72 of them hidden – were partly funded by Home Office counter-terrorism funding.In 2016, it was reported that one component of Prevent has been a covert propaganda campaign that aims to bring about “attitudinal and behavioural change” among young British Muslims. 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. He admitted some communities find the programme to be “unpalatable” but he said they need to accept they have a role to play in combating terror. Video: How Jihadi John was radicalised The Prevent brand is now “toxic” in parts of the Muslim community, he said.In April 2016, a United Nations special rapporteur warned that the programme might stifle healthy discussion and debate, an accusation repeated three months later by Rights Watch UK.In October, a study by the Open Society Justice Initiative, a US-based NGO, found that the strategy was badly flawed, potentially counterproductive and risked trampling on the basic rights of young Muslims.Kings College London (KCL) sparked an outcry last year after it admitted that student and staff emails can be “monitored and recorded”, under the Government’s Prevent strategy, in a bid to root out potential extremists. Has it been successful?Defending the Prevent programme after the Manchester attack, Ms Rudd said it had helped stop 150 people – including 50 children – from leaving Britain to fight in Syria in the last year alone.”There’s really strong evidence of Prevent initiatives helping families, saving children’s lives and stopping radicalisation,” she told Question Time. “Prevent is saving lives, it is doing good work.” A very interesting exchange between Amber Rudd and an audience member on tonight’s. #bbcqt pic.twitter.com/IRwAhHojuF— EL4C (@EL4JC) May 25, 2017 The Government’s former terror watchdog said in the days after the Manchester attack that the Prevent anti-terror programme needs to be “strengthened”.David Anderson, who stepped down from the role of independent reviewer of terrorism legislation last February, said the suicide bombing was likely to “focus minds” on the importance of Prevent. Hundreds of children and teenagers have been flagged up to a counter-terrorism programme over right-wing extremism.New figures released by the Home Office show that in 2016/17 there were 272 under-15s and 328 young people aged 15 to 20 referred to the Prevent scheme over suspected right-wing terrorist beliefs.Across all ages, 968 referrals were made linked to right-wing extremism, an increase of more than a quarter on the previous year when 759 individuals were highlighted as being of concern.The threat from right-wing extremism has grown in recent years, with domestic groups in the UK forming international networks with hate-filled groups in Europe. In 2017 British police and security services foiled four murderous right-wing plots.Prevent, which has an annual budget of about £40 million, aims to stop people being drawn into terrorism.Anyone concerned that someone they know is at risk of radicalisation can refer them to Prevent, but only a small percentage of cases are deemed to require anti-extremism action.What is Prevent?The government introduced Prevent in 2003, but it was not made public for some years. It is one of the four Ps that make up Contest – the government’s post 9/11 counter-terror strategy:Prepare for attacksProtect the publicPursue the attackersPrevent their radicalisation to start withThe programme was expanded greatly in the wake of the 2005 London bombings, with almost £80 million spent on 1,000 schemes in the six years after the attacks.  Why has it been criticised?Prevent has been criticised as being counter-productive with some suggesting it puts people off sharing information with the police.Harun Khan, the then deputy head of the Muslim Council of Britain, told the BBC in 2014 that Prevent was alienating the very people it was intended to reach. “Most young people are seeing [Prevent] as a target on them and the institutions they associate with,” Mr Khan said.In the wake of the Manchester Arena attack, Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester’s metro mayor, said there was a need for a “fundamental review” of Prevent, which he said had led to members of Britain’s Muslim community feeling “picked on”.last_img read more

first_imgCommittees: Banks – All eyes will be on the Finance Committee at 2pm in Committee Room 4 as it discusses all matters banking with Patrick Honohan, the governor of the Central Bank. Expect mortgage arrears and the Anglo Tapes to top the agenda.Committees: Taxis – Expect plenty of stories, good and bad, about taxis as some members of the Transport Committee debate amendments to the Taxi Regulation Bill from 9.30am with Public Transport Alan Kelly due to address members at 4pm in Committee Room 4.Everything else that’s happening in the DáilAfter Leaders’ Questions, TDs get down to the Order of Business at 10.51am or a little after that.Then there is debate on the Public Services Management Recruitment and Appointments Amendment Bill which is aimed at reducing barriers to redeployment of public sector workers.After that the second stage of the Fines Payment and Recovery Bill is debated. This law aims to reduce the number of people who are imprisoned for the non-payment of fines by getting attachment orders to their earnings instead.After lunch the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter will answer questions on his portfolio at 2.30pm. WHAT’S GOING ON in Leinster House?Every day the Dáil and Seanad are sitting, TheJournal.ie brings you the most comprehensive guide to what our lawmakers are getting up to in the Houses of the Oireachtas.So, here is what we can expect to be happening in the Dáil, Seanad and Committee rooms today…3 things we’ll be keeping an eye on Dáil: Leaders’ Questions – As ever the questioning of Enda Kenny by opposition leaders will be the potentially agenda-setting event of the day at 10.30am. Fianna Fáil senators will bring forward their as yet undecided Private Members Business at 7pm before Matters on Adjournment are discussed.Everything else that’s happening in the CommitteesThe Justice Committee has a busy day. Starting at 9.30am it will scrutinise a number of EU legislative proposals in Committee Room 2 before it hears from UCD law lecturer Dr Gavin Barrett on the implications for Ireland of the UK opt-out on EU Justice and Home Affairs measures. There is also a motion on the fourth programme of law reform put forward by the Law Reform Commission.The Education Committee will hear pre-Budget submissions from St Vincent de Paul and the Union of Students in Ireland in Committee Room 3 at 1pm.The EU Affairs Committee will have an ‘exchange of views’ with Turkish parliamentarians at 2pm in Committee Room 1 before they elect their new vice-chairman.The Foreign Affairs Committee will hold what looks like an interesting discussion about the Bahá’í Faith in Iran at 3.30pm in Committee Room 1.Here’s how to watch what’s going on Leinster House todayDáil ÉireannSeanad ÉireannCommittee Room 1Committee Room 2Committee Room 3Committee Room 4To access streams on iOS, click herecenter_img Topical Issues get under way at 3.45pm before Sinn Féin’s motion on education gets further discussion at 7.30pm and is voted on before the Dáil adjourns at 9pm.Everything else that’s happening in the SeanadAt 10.30am the Order of Business begins where Senators have their say on anything and everything.Then the general secretary of ICTU, David Begg, will address the chamber’s Committee on Procedures and Provileges on ‘The 1913 Lockout and its relevance to modern Ireland’At 2pm the second stage of the Protected Disclosures Bill is debated with Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin in attendance on legislation aimed at protecting whistleblowers. Social Protection Minister Joan Burton will listen to statements on the Pathways to Work scheme at 5pm. Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?last_img read more

first_imgIt’s been a busy few days for the Firefox development team at Mozilla. On October 9th, Firefox 16 made the jump from beta to stable and started rolling out to users via the browser’s automatic update mechanism. Just a day later, a serious security flaw was identified — serious enough that Mozilla pulled the Firefox 16 downloads from its website and put the brakes on updates as well. Late yesterday, however, the Foundation announced that Firefox 16.0.1 was ready for delivery and it was back to business as usual.Now that the exploit has been neutralized, you’re safe to move back to the stable Firefox build from your backup browser. Firefox for Android has been patched as well, so you can return to being a Mozillan on your mobile devices, too, without fear that an attacker is going abscond with your private cache of URLs and their associated parameters.It’s certainly nice to see Mozilla respond so quickly. The speed with which Firefox 16.0.1 was pushed out is positively mind-blowing when you compare it to Microsoft’s most recent browser security patch.A new vulnerability was identified in Adobe Flash last month, which in itself isn’t surprising. What was surprising was that it took Microsoft and Adobe more than two weeks to get together and patch the hole in Internet Explorer 10’s Windows 8 mode. It was their first kick at the can, however, so hopefully lessons were learned and future updates to IE10’s built-in Flash player will be much more timely.Microsoft has tough acts to follow from both Google and Mozilla when it comes to keeping its browser users safe, and it can’t afford to drop the ball if it wants IE10 to be a hit.via Mozillalast_img read more

first_imgThey announced the wrong winner for Best Picture at the Oscars! WARREN BEATTY, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? Now I feel bad for the La La Land team. What a classy way to handle that disaster.— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) February 27, 2017 La La Land blew a 3-1 lead… #Oscars pic.twitter.com/IUvCDY1QHg— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 27, 2017 I wasn’t trying to be funny. http://dailyedge.ie/3260845 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Not only was it a dramatic reveal, but it was also a gigantic upset. La La Land had been widely considered the frontrunner having won many of the precursor awards.While Moonlight was considered to be its closest rival, few actually gave it a shot at winning. Many lamented that the win would be forever overshadowed by a gigantic mistake. Source: NBA on TNT/Twitter Short URL SO, IT HAPPENED.They announced the wrong winner for Best Picture.Let’s go back to the beginning.Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were tasked with presenting Best Picture.Well, they are legends. Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet By Amy O’Connor Source: Associated Press/YouTubeSoon the entire cast and crew were on stage, giving speeches and rejoicing in their victory.But then Jordan Horowitz, the producer of La La Land, realised that Warren Beatty had made a horrible mistake. La La Land didn’t win Best Picture – Moonlight did.Moonlight – you guys won Best Picture. This is not a joke. I’m afraid they read the wrong thing.(If you can’t see the video, please click here.)As you can imagine, everyone was deeply confused. Was this some sort of elaborate prank? How did Warren Beatty misread Moonlight as La La Land?Warren Beatty attempted to explain the error.I opened the envelope and it said, “Emma Stone – La La Land”. That’s why I took such a long look at Faye. Feb 27th 2017, 5:43 AM The rightful winners eventually made their way onto the stage, their big moment forever sullied by Warren Beatty. Source: ABC Source: GiphyEveryone at home was like, “?!?!??!?!??” Update: Explainer: The double envelope mix up that led to that Best Picture mess And surprising no one… but maybe Warren Beatty, La La Land wins best picture. #Oscars— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) February 27, 2017 Source: Mickey White/Twitter 21,048 Views So glad M. Night Shyamalan directed the #Oscars— Ned Fulmer (@nedfulmer) February 27, 2017 Monday 27 Feb 2017, 5:43 AM And, of course, with the producers of La La Land. After watching clips from the nominated films, Warren Beatty opened the envelope and spent a moment studying it.After a bit of faffing around, Faye Dunaway announced that La La Land had won Best Picture. 19 Comments Share3 Tweet Email Still, though. What a finale. We’ll be talking about this one for years.DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add! Source: Ned Fulmer/Twitter Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are presenting the award for best picture. #Oscars— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 27, 2017 Source: Scott Weinberg/Twitter Source: Jessica Chastain/Twitter Add us: dailyedge I’m also very sad for the MOONLIGHT crew. I wish that they had the full experience of winning best pic without the awkwardness of it all.— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) February 27, 2017 Source: USA TODAY/Twitterlast_img read more

This KidFriendly 3D Printer Is Over 150 Off Today

first_img This $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 TodayThis Easy-to-Fly LED Drone Performs Acrobatic Moves Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle – $314.99See Deal Like this deal? Check out Vault — you’ll get four premium tools, including NordVPN and Dashlane, to supercharge your online security. Try it free for 14 days now!Prices are subject to change. Manufacturing and tech aren’t the only industries being revolutionized by 3D printing. Children’s toys, too, are being transformed by this groundbreaking field, chiefly through products like the Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle. Whether you want to educate your kid on this emerging technology or just channel your inner child and make your own toys, this printer has you covered, and it’s on sale for over $150 off today.Suitable for kids of all ages, the Toybox 3D printer lets you create a virtually limitless number of items. Choose from thousands of toys in the growing catalog or design and upload your own using the companion app. It sets up in minutes, comes with everything you need to get started, and it doesn’t require any special training or tools in order to use it so it’s perfect for little hands.This package features the popular Toybox 3D printer and eight colors of ‘printer food’, enough to make between 100 and 300 toys. The printer food is non-toxic, so it’s safe for children to handle, and it’s biodegradable too so it won’t damage the environment. And the printer, though powerful, is small enough to be easily stored when not in use.In the not too distant future, chances are even our food will be made using a 3D printer. Either you know how they work, or you’ll get left behind. So give your kids an advantage with the Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle, valued at $469, and marked down now to $314.99 for a limited time. Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ Now Playing Up Next WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Facebook WhatsApp Insight Editions announces “WWE: The Official Cookbook” set for release on March 19 Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestleMania Could Be Biggest EverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list John Oliver Takes On The WWE Videos Articles Daniel Bryan Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever SPOILERS: 3/22 and 3/23 Impact TV taping results from Windsor, Ontario, Canada Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE issued the following press release:WWE® FAN CONNOR MICHALEK TO RECEIVE FIRST-EVER “WARRIOR AWARD” AT 2015 WWE HALL OF FAMESTAMFORD, Conn., – March 9, 2015 – Connor Michalek, a Pittsburgh native and passionate WWE fan who passed away last year from cancer, will be the first-ever recipient of The Warrior Award, which will be presented each year at the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The Warrior Award will be given to someone who has exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance, and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of WWE Hall of Famer, The Ultimate Warrior. This year, the award will be presented by The Ultimate Warrior’s widow, Dana Warrior, and WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan™ to Steve Michalek, Connor’s father.Connor (photos)- http://we.tl/QeUzrO9Ub8 The Ultimate Warrior (photo)- http://we.tl/uUpDqa0Ihm WWE Tribute video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqaWjmsSJUk Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital this morning – http://we.tl/vKhfHCtTzf  Videos Articles Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Roman Reignslast_img read more

first_imgNPR Planet Money’s very own hoverboard. Kristen Clark/NPRAlaska Airlines joins a growing list of air carriers refusing to transport one of this year’s most sought-after Christmas gifts: the hoverboard.It’s like a hybrid between a skateboard and a segway. And contrary to what you saw in “Back to the Future II,” today’s hip hoverboards don’t yet actually hover — they roll.Delta, American Airlines, JetBlue and United are also refusing to fly with hoverborads — not as carry-ons, nor as checked baggage.The hub-bub stems over the device’s lithium ion batteries, which have spontaneously caught fire a handful of times since the product went public — like in this video at a shopping mall.In the words of Chris Hjort, Alaska Air’s director of airport policy and procedures: “Here at Alaska, we love technology and we’re always looking for ways to innovate. However, there’s one thing we prioritize above all: safety. We never want to endanger you, your family and friends, or our employees. So we hope you understand when we ask you not to bring your battery-operated self-balancing device on your next flight.”Lithium ion batteries are a common rechargeable power source for consumer electronics — like laptops and cameras, cellphones… even your super-cool electronic toothbrush. They’re also common in more industrial applications — like the Boeing 737s that caught fire in Japan last year. Or the Tesla cars that were likewise unfavorably flammable.The hoverboard safety issue is vaguely similar to a number of laptop recalls about 10 years ago. Improvements in manufacturing seemed to work out most the kinks in those cases.In October the FAA recommended a ban on all cargo shipments of lithium batteries on passenger airlines after testing showed the batteries were more volatile than previously thought.But before you start sweating the lithium ion batteries in your life, don’t forget that old-fashioned lead-acid batteries (like what’s in your car) also explode from time to time.For the FAA’s specifics on battery-transporting protocol, see page 11 of their Hazardous Materials Guide.FAA rules on flying with batteries of all types. In general, spare lithium ion batteries for electronics must go in carry-on luggage.last_img read more

KCR govt in Telangana reeling under debt of over Rs 2 lakh

first_imgHyderabad: The Telangana unit of BJP on Friday claimed that the state is reeling under Rs 2.2 lakh crore debt, adding that the schemes announced by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is yet to be implemented as the TRS government lacks sufficient budget. Speaking to ANI, Telangana BJP president Dr K. Laxman said, “Telangana is in debt now with a huge amount of Rs 2.2 lakh crores. Schemes like Shadi Mubarak, Kalyana Lakshmi, Farm Loan waiver, Raitu Bandhu and governance programs which are announced by K Chandrasekhar Rao are yet to be implemented as the government lacks sufficient budget, the employees are vexed with this government.”He further claimed that after listening to the 73rd Independence Day speech of KCR, people have lost all their hopes in the ruling TRS government in the state.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 58.81 points down to stand at 20,792.52. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 19.70 points down to stand at 6,191.45. Financial Technologies and TV18 Broadcast were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.93% and 8.33% along with Future Retail and CESC with an increase of 6.33% and 4.71% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Bank of India and Hindustan Zinc with a decrease of 3.85% and 3.26% along with JPPOWER and Max India with a decrease of 3.17% and 3.10% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 39.17 points at 12,067.77 while the banking sector is down 144.85 points at 12,630.25 and the realty sector is down 11.96 points at 1,429.88. The Indian currency is down 0.27% at Rs 62.33 per dollar.last_img read more

first_imgFor representational purposesReuters/Leonhard FoegeGold prices traded steady on Tuesday, but hovered close to an 18-month low, as the US dollar pared gains after posting a 13-month high in the previous session.FUNDAMENTALSSpot gold XAU= was up 0.1 percent at $1,194.13 an ounce, as of 0106 GMT. In the previous session, the bullion hit $1191.35, its lowest since January 30, 2017.US gold futures GCcv1 were up 0.1 percent at $1,200.5 an ounce.The dollar index .DXY, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was down about 0.1 percent at 96.339 early Tuesday after climbing to a 13-month high on Monday.Asia share markets tried to regain their footing on Tuesday as tremors from the collapse of the Turkish lira ebbed a little and Wall Street proved resilient to the shockwaves.Turkey’s lira pulled back from a record low of 7.24 to the dollar on Monday after the central bank pledged to provide liquidity, but it remained under selling pressure and its meltdown caused further unease on global markets.U.S. economic growth will probably accelerate this year before slowing in 2019 to well below the Trump administration’s three percent target as a fiscal stimulus fades, congressional researchers projected on Monday.SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings dropped 0.19 percent to 784.60 tonnes on Monday from 786.08 tonnes on Friday.India’s gold imports rose for a first time in seven months in July after a fall in prices ahead of a jewellery exhibition prompted jewellers to replenish stocks, provisional data from metals consultancy GFMS showed.last_img read more

Baltimore Corner Stores Targeted to Expand Healthier Inner City Food Choices

first_imgBaltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s battle against childhood obesity is being boosted by a program that will also storm part of the West Baltimore food desert and provide city residents—and their children—with healthier food choices.The mayor Feb. 26 launched Baltimarket Health Stores, a Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) initiative funded by a three-year, $750,000 grant, through which the city will collaborate with 18 corner stores scattered in four west side zip codes. With assistance from students spreading the word after-school about healthy eating and helping to transform the stores, the goal is to make healthy eating more widespread.“We are very grateful to the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission for awarding these grant funds to the Health Department,” Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Baltimore City Health Commissioner said in a statement. “Corner stores stocked with healthier options can become a community health asset rather than a community health risk.”The city labels an area a food desert if there is low-vehicle ownership, high poverty and little access to healthy foods. “One in five Baltimore residents and one in four school-aged children live in a food desert, according to Baltimore’s 2012 food desert map,” a city health department statement said in a release about Baltimarket program.With the exception of Apples and Oranges Fresh Market—which opened in March 2013—the city hasn’t seen the opening of a food market tailored to a healthy lifestyle in years, according to local residents and city officials.“The Baltimarket Healthy Stores project will lay the groundwork for a policy change to promote and sustain healthy food options and strengthen food equity in our communities,” Rawlings-Blake told reporters.The money is to be used to subsidize the stocking of healthy foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, on the shelves of the stores that are common to the corners of nearly every block in a two-mile radius in West Baltimore where residents commonly shop for food staples instead of patronizing larger food chain stores.Corner store merchants resist fresh foods out of a concern that there is not enough consumer demand for produce that could end up rotting on the shelf, city officials said.Under the Baltimarket Healthy Stores program, some of the money will initially be used to offset the cost of adding items, such as fruit and vegetables and healthy snacks.Officials voice hope that paying for an after-school program in which 75 students will target 12,100 residents with information about the benefits of healthier eating while helping merchants arrange stores and store shelves to attract consumers to healthy food, will help stimulate demand for good food.“Access to healthy food options is a key determinant of health,” Barbot said.“Risks for obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are strongly tied to diet, and research has found consistent evidence that diet is greatly affected by one’s food environment. The unavailability of healthy foods has contributed to poor health outcomes in communities and is fueling Baltimore’s current obesity epidemic.”The Baltimarket Healthy Stores initiative will target the 21216, 21217, 21223 and the 21229 zip codes—in what officials are calling the West Baltimore Health Enterprise Zone (HEZ)last_img read more