Gol Chowk to be renamed Samvidhan Chowk

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Tuesday gave in-principle approval for renaming the Gol Chowk as Samvidhan Chowk in Phagwara town. There was a clash between two groups here on April 13 over installing a flex-banner with Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s picture on it.Capt. Amarinder, who met a delegation of Dalit community here, including the families of the victims of the violence, said: “There is nothing wrong in naming the roundabout Samvidhan Chowk as our Constitution does not belong to any particular caste or creed and we all Indians are proud of it.” He directing the local administration to follow proper procedure for renaming the chowk. The Phagwara Muncipal Corporation had already moved a resolution for its renaming.Capt. Amarinder also directed DGP Suresh Arora to assess if provisions of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act can be invoked against the perpetrators of the April 13 violence.Appreciating the restraint shown by the Dalit community, the CM said harmony among people of different castes and religions was the basis of our social fabric and it needed to be strengthened. On the demand of the delegation regarding cancellation of FIRs registered by the police against Dalit youths, Capt. Amarinder directed the IGP, Jalandhar Range, to examine all such cases and submit a report to the DGP.last_img read more

Metta World Peace wants to see ‘proud Filipino’ son Jeron play for Gilas

first_imgJeron Artest plays for FilAm Sports. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Metta World Peace himself has said it—his son Jeron Artest wants to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas.The former Los Angeles Laker is in the Philippines to watch his son compete in the 2019 NBTC Nationals with FilAm Sports.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Metta World Peace at a press conference during the NBTC National Finals at Mall of Asia Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOArtest, now 18, applied for a Philippine passport in 2017 when he was 16 and he’s already eligible to represent the country in Fiba-sanctioned tournaments or even the Olympics.World Peace, though, has one lesson for his son.“He has to earn it, I tell him that all the time,” said World Peace who revealed that his son was getting scholarship offers not just because of basketball but because of Artest’s scholastic traits.“He started coding when he was 13, invested in Tesla when he was 12 or 13 while also investing in AMD, which is a semiconductor company, and when he was like 13 or 14 he coded a game called Jeronimo but he stopped coding because he had to play basketball,” said World Peace who exuded the aura of a proud father.World Peace added that Artest had the skills to become a professional golfer while also becoming a promising DJ, but basketball and schoolwork were his son’s passions.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventcenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Google Philippines names new country director For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Chot Reyes underscores importance of tune-up games for Gilas’ World Cup bid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The former Defensive Player of the Year of the NBA added that Artest has yet to decide if he’s going to pursue in Stanford or UC-Berkeley while also thinking about pursuing Finance or Design in other universities.“The key thing I want Filipino kids to take away is that if you put your mind to something you could do absolutely anything you want,” said World Peace. “Jeron is not only wanting to build his basketball brand out here in the Philippines, he also wants to inspire kids by education.” View comments Artest has received multiple scholarship offers from different schools like St. John’s, Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, Princeton, and even Ivy League university Yale but the prospect of suiting up for the Philippine national basketball team is always a goal for the doggy guard.“He really wants to play for the Philippines and he’d love to play in the Olympics one day,” said World Peace Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWorld Peace added that Artest’s desire to wear the tricolor stems from his love of his mother Jennifer and grandmother Winny.“My son is so proud to be Filipino, he loves his Lola Winnie and he’s just extremely proud and I’m proud of him for not forgetting where he came from,” said World Peace. “That’s my son, I love him to death and he’s so proud.”last_img read more

Jason Gillespie leads Yorkshire to second straight county title

first_imgFour months after being turned down by England, Australian coach Jason Gillespie enjoyed more success at domestic level by leading Yorkshire to their second straight County Championship title on Wednesday.A record-extending 33rd English title was sealed when Nottingham – Yorkshire’s closest challenger – was dismissed for 204 against Durham to deny them enough batting points to stay in the title race.Yorkshire has England players in Joe Root, Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance, and Jonny Bairstow but it is a former England international, Ryan Sidebottom, who has been the key performer this season. Sidebottom passed 700 first-class career wickets by removing three batsmen in the first over of Yorkshire’s match against Middlesex on Wednesday, and has taken 39 wickets at 15.71 this season.Gillespie, a former Australia paceman with 71 Test caps, took over at Yorkshire in 2011 when the team was in the second tier. He achieved promotion in his first season, led Yorkshire to a runner-up finish in his second, and now has two titles to his name. He has lost only three of 61 matches in charge.Gillespie was in the running for the vacant job as England coach in May, only for the national team to turn to compatriot Trevor Bayliss.With two matches still to play this season, Yorkshire could yet achieve a record points haul in the top division, and will go for a first title hat-trick since 1968 next year.last_img read more

FIFA finds it hard to give up five-star lifestyle

first_imgA few steps from the entrance to Mexico City’s imposing Presidente Hotel, where FIFA delegates are staying during this week’s Congress, a boy of around 10-years-old sells tamarind balls covered in chili powder from a cart for 10 Mexican pesos ($0.55) each.The spicy, tangy sweets are a local specialty yet are unlikely to have been tasted by the FIFA delegates. The guests of world soccer are more likely to be inside sipping lattes for eight times the price.FIFA has often been known for lavishing a five-star lifestyle on its delegates and officials. When former president Sepp Blatter went to an event in Zurich with the city’s mayor, he arrived in a chauffeur-driven limousine while the politician came and went by tram.But after Gianni Infantino was elected president of soccer’s scandal-plagued body in February, one of his first pledges was to make FIFA more humble, suggesting, among other things, that federation officials no longer wore suits to matches.The early signs were promising as he flew to Britain for his first official engagement by a budget airline rather than the private plane favoured by his predecessor.But this week’s Congress in Mexico City has looked as extravagant as any held under Blatter.FIFA confirmed that it paid all the expenses for each of its 209 member associations to bring a three-man delegation, flying business class and staying in five-star accommodation. Each delegate was also given $1,000 in spending money.LEAVE THE BUBBLERooms at the Presidente are booked for about $400 a night. Members of the FIFA Council, the world governing body’s board, are staying at the plusher Four Seasons hotel where rooms typically cost $675 a night, according to hotel booking websites.advertisementFIFA sources told Reuters that efforts were being made to persuade delegates to leave their bubble but having them walk a few hundred yards took some effort.Some were seen walking the 500 metres from their hotel to Thursday’s opening ceremony at the city’s 10,000-seat National Auditorium, considered one of the world’s best entertainment venues.It was seen by FIFA as a step, albeit it a small one, in the right direction, although others insisted on taking a luxury bus.The night before, FIFA seemed as detached as ever when their so-called Legends team of former international footballers took part in an exhibition match at Mexico City’s historic Azteca stadium.FIFA billed it as a “football fiesta” and said it was “engaging more with the football world and getting football back to the heart of FIFA,”. It was closed to the public.It was witnessed only by specially invited guests who spent most of the evening in a tent built onto the pitch, where they were pampered with wine, champagne and canapes, while traditional Mexican dances were performed on a stage.Privately, FIFA sources said the event had been hastily arranged and had not been what they intended.Infantino, who has vowed to cut costs, was somewhat vague when asked about it at a media conference on Friday, though he said it was something FIFA could look into.”I think it’s always been the case that they are paid $1,000 as a fee for the delegates, it’s part of the budget approved by the finance committee,” he said.”It’s good that it’s been raised and we might have a look at it.”($1 = 18.1568 Mexican pesos)last_img read more

17 days agoNakhi Wells keen on QPR stay

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Nakhi Wells keen on QPR stayby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNahki Wells would welcome a permanent switch to Queens Park Rangers.The Burnley striker has excelled during his second loan spell with West London, having scored seven goals this season.Asked about joining QPR permanently, Wells said: “That’s all stuff that’s beyond any of my decision-making of course.”But I think the club, the fans, the board – everyone knows what my decision would be.”I love it here, it feels like home to me.”Of course football is a business though and there’s a lot more that goes into it than just me saying I’d like to stay here.”But if it was possible I wouldn’t hesitate one bit.” last_img read more

Five Summer Rehydration Tips from a Chief Nutritionist

first_img Will This Nootropic from HVMN Get You Into Ketosis Faster? The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More Why People are Now Drinking Maple Syrup During Tough Workouts Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts Raise a glass of electrolytes and toast to checking your pee color.Sports hydration company Nuun (pronounced noon), has managed to compete and even surpass in specialty retail the giant Coca Cola electrolyte brand Gatorade, thanks to its expert knowledge of sweat, rehydration, and what exactly the body needs to stay #fresh.So even if you have the best water bottle to rehydrate with, don’t forget about the juice inside.Nuun’s Chief Nutritionist Vishal Patel, also known as the “professor of electrolytes,” sat down with The Manual to talk summer rehydration tips that will keep you healthy, happy, and replenishing key nutrients lost in sweat… whether you’re ending a tough workout or a weekend of exploring.Plus, Patel busts a couple hydration myths we had no idea were bull…1. Water Alone Does Not Hydrate YouPatel says that although water will provide the base fluid you need to hydrate, what he’s learned over the past several years is that electrolytes with a small amount of carbohydrate are the key to hydration.They play vital roles in the absorption of fluid, so the exact drink you choose to guzzle during or after exercise has to be in a specific concentration of carbs to electrolytes to fluids for proper delivery.Photo Cedit/nuun“In general, during recovery you want to make sure the fluid has a 1-4 grams of carbohydrates per 16 fluid ounces. For moderate exercise this is a good target and as your body is under more stress during harder or longer workouts, you need more carbohydrates to deliver fluid. Just do not to exceed 18 grams of carbohydrate per 16 ounces.”He adds that if a sports drink has 0 calories or is above 80 calories per 16 ounces, it’s not optimized for proper hydration and should, therefore, be dumped.2. Electrolytes, Electrolytes, Electrolytes – Get Em AllWhen choosing a rehydration beverage, you want to make sure you get a balanced blend of five electrolytes; Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, and Chloride.“In general, you want more sodium than potassium during exercise and a slightly higher concentration of potassium for rehydration. But note: you need all of them!” Patel says.Nuun abides by this electrolyte creed for its own Nuun Active tabs, and unlike many rehydration pills and potions on the market, its flavors taste delicious; not like a mouthful of salt or spoon of sugar. (Nuun flavors these with the plant based sweetener monk fruit and a touch of stevia leaf.) Our faves: Tropical, Orange, and Fruit Punch.nuun/PR Agency ModcraftstudioFYI: electrolytes don’t just replenish what is lost via sweat, they’re also essential for proper absorption.Patel adds, “During exercise, the focus for hydration should be on absorption; the right type and amount of electrolytes carbohydrates will help achieve that and will supply oxygen to your muscles. The remaining electrolytes being consumed will aid in replenishing what your body cannot through its stores.”3. Boost Your Testosterone (Hoo-ah!)Proper hydration increases and maintains your testosterone levels. So make sure to pause between beers so you can keep that manly figure.Plus, ever hear your doctor say that drinking more water will give you more energy? Even the slightest bit of dehydration can alter cortisol levels that can reduce testosterone flowing through your system.This contributes to the energy that the body needs, especially during exercise, so if you’re hitting the pavement for an outdoor workout or playing in your men’s league, don’t let simple hydration be the reason you’re not performing your best.4. Stop Chugging!Slow your roll when rehydrating after a workout.nuun/PR Agency Modcraftstudio“Drinking too much too fast can alter natural hormone response to help the body naturally repair itself,” says Patel.5. Monitor Your HydrationOk, we all check our pee, but instead of doing it for pure curiosity, use it as a gauge to measure your hydration.You want to aim for a pale yellow color. But Patel comforts us saying we shouldn’t be alarmed with one adverse result, since the food we eat within an hour of taking a wiz can affect its color.“If you prefer a more scientific approach, purchase urine analysis strips, which measure your urine specific gravity (USG). This test will spit out a number that determines how concentrated your urine is. A value below 1.020 is what you want to aim for.”This test can also give you loads of data including helping determine if you’re getting enough protein to recovery. 5 Best Sport Drink Brands That Work Just As Well (or Better) than Gatorade Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

High Reduction in the Flow of Drugs

first_imgMinister of National Security, Hon Peter Bunting, says that over the last few years, Jamaica has made major strides in reducing the flow of drugs into the island.He noted that in 2001, it was estimated that 21 per cent of cocaine that ended up in the United States (US) market came through the Caribbean, and that in 2012 that was down to five per cent, with Jamaica accounting for only about one per cent.The Minister was making a presentation in the Jamaica 50 lecture series, under the theme: ‘National Security in Jamaica since Independence’, at the Silver Spring Civic Centre in Silver Spring, Maryland, on February 21.Mr. Bunting said that a legacy of the many decades of being a major transshipment point was the growth of gangs, and emphasised that had the country not experienced the level of crime in the last four decades, “our economy would be between three and ten times the size it is now.”The Minister pointed out that as a result of the economic constraint, there has not been sufficient funds to spend on social services and to combat crime. Mr. Bunting said that one of his goals is to reduce crime to first world levels by 2017, from 40 in 100,000 to 12 in 100,000. “If this is to be attained, we have to do things radically, we can’t get there incrementally,” he said.The Minister told the audience that there are plans by the Government to increase the number of police and military personnel by 5,000 over the next four to five years, and to add 500 new motor vehicles in the system over the same period.The lecture series, which is the brainchild of Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, was also attended by Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding; Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington; and Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn.Along with Mr. Bunting, they were in Washington to participate in an Inter-American Dialogue on the lottery scam, and to outline measures being undertaken by Jamaica to address the problem.Also attending the lecture were Mrs. Lisa Vasciannie; former Jamaican Ambassador to the United States, Richard Bernal and Mrs. Bernal, and Ambassador Curtis Ward and Mrs. Ward.The event was sponsored by Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), which was represented by General Manager,Earl Jarrett.last_img read more

CMA CGM Takes Majority Stake in NOL

first_imgzoom French container shipping company CMA CGM S.A. has taken the controlling stake of approximately 78.07 percent of all Neptune Orient Lines’ (NOL) shares from the company’s majority shareholders, led by Singapore’s investment fund Temasek.The company satisfied on 9 June the acceptance condition in its all-cash voluntary conditional general offer for NOL, after the company’s shareholders tendered all of their shares in acceptance of the deal.“We are supportive of this transaction as it presents NOL with an opportunity to join a leading player with an extensive global presence and solid operational track record. The combination of NOL and CMA CGM will create a leading shipping company that delivers reliable and efficient service to its customers,” said Temasek’s Joint Head, Portfolio Management Group, Tan Chong Lee.“Their complementary strengths will yield mutually beneficial results. We also note and welcome the commitment of CMA CGM to enhance Singapore’s position as a key maritime hub and grow Singapore’s container throughput volumes,” Tan said.CMA CGM does not intend to preserve the listing status of NOL.Further to the agreement, NOL’s Board of Directors has been changed, now comprising ten members, including Rodolphe Saadé (Chairman), Nicolas Sartini, Lars Kastrup, Serge Corbel, Ziad Tabet, Mathilde Lemoine, Ng Yat Chung, Kwa Chong Seng,  Quek See Tiat and Tan Puay Chiang.The offer price is SGD 1.30 per NOL share in cash, totaling in SGD 3.4 billion (USD 2.43 billion).The offer provided NOL shareholders with an opportunity to realise their investment in NOL at a 49% premium to NOL’s unaffected share price on 16th July 20153 and a 33% premium to NOL’s 3-month volume-weighted average share price prior to 16th July 2015.Acceptance of the offer must be received no later than 5:30 p.m. (Singapore time) on 18 July 2016 or such later date(s) as may be announced by or on behalf of CMA CGM, a joint statement reads.last_img read more

Digital Media Industry to Benefit From Tax Credit

first_imgThe province has introduced a tax credit that will help companies in Nova Scotia develop interactive products like video games and websites. Regulations announced today, Nov. 26, provide specific details on the Nova Scotia Digital Media Tax Credit. “The digital media industry is a creative, growing industry with great potential for our future economy,” said acting Finance Minister Angus MacIsaac. “This tax credit makes us more competitive — it is financial incentive for producers to come to work in Nova Scotia and to hire Nova Scotians.” The credit, originally announced in the budget, is available for interactive digital media products whose primary purpose is to educate, inform or entertain. It is based on 35 per cent of Nova Scotia labour costs or 17.5 per cent of total development costs incurred in Nova Scotia, whichever is less. An additional bonus is available for product development outside Halifax Regional Municipality. Rates of credit and operation of the program are similar to the Film Industry Tax Credit, announced in September. The minister said government intends to increase the credit’s rates to match those of the Film Industry Tax Credit, in the spring. There are several digital media companies in operation in Nova Scotia. Extensive consultation with the industry took place as part of the program design and development of regulations. The credit is effective July 1, 2007. To get the credit, corporations must apply and meet eligibility criteria. Further details can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/finance . Official guidelines and application forms will be available online in January.last_img read more

Update on Federal Negotiations with RCMP Oped

first_imgI want to update Nova Scotians about the ongoing negotiations with the federal government for a new RCMP policing contract. First, I want to thank all RCMP officers in this province. The RCMP provide quality service to the people of Nova Scotia; our residents, municipalities, and province appreciate their dedication and service. Where are we now? The existing 20-year contract with the RCMP expires March 31, 2012. Nova Scotia, together with most provinces and territories in Canada, is negotiating a new 20-year contract on behalf of most of our municipalities. These discussions have been rocky at times, which is not surprising. RCMP negotiations are historically complex and time-consuming. These current negotiations are no different. What are Nova Scotia’s contract issues? We have concerns around cost containment and accountability. The current contract talks do not cover wage increases, but they do cover almost all other areas of RCMP life. This includes costs of new construction for detachments and housing, costs for recruit training and transfers, costs for dog units, et cetera. There are many parties involved in these discussions, federal, provincial and municipal. There are about 820 RCMP officers in Nova Scotia. Of these, 200 work for the province and provide traffic and specialized crime services. The remaining officers are paid by municipalities. Eleven municipalities in Nova Scotia have their own police forces and HRM uses a municipal force and RCMP officers to police its boundaries. The provinces and municipalities pay 70 per cent of the costs for these officers — more than $100 million this year — and the federal government pays 30 per cent. In exchange, Ottawa gets the benefit of a national police force able to assist with national priorities. An example is the security provided by Nova Scotia’s RCMP officers during the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Municipalities are a key player and so they have a seat as an observer on the provincial bargaining team. In addition, municipalities are updated through a policing committee of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. So what happens next? The provinces and territories, minus Alberta and Saskatchewan, are continuing to negotiate with one voice. To ensure consistency at the negotiating table, the provinces and territories asked B.C. to act as the lead in discussions with Ottawa. Negotiations continue. However, it is also important for Nova Scotians to remember that there will be no immediate change in RCMP service no matter what happens at the negotiating table. The current contract, and any future contract, allows for a two-year transition if the province decides it wants to create a provincial police force. At this time, however, our focus is on negotiating a new 20-year agreement for RCMP services. I remain confident an agreement will be reached with Ottawa. -30-last_img read more

No decision on Kanhaiya Kumars prosecution says CM

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Friday said the Delhi government had not taken any decision on the prosecution sanction against former student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case. The final call would be taken by the Home Department without any political interference, he added.Kejriwal said the Delhi government’s Home Department would take the appropriate decision after taking into consideration all the information provided by the police to the court. “There will be no political interference nor any pressure from the AAP,” he said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The Delhi government has not yet taken any decision. The authority concerned (in the Home Department) will take a final decision after studying all the available information. We will produce the decision before the court,” the Chief Minister said. Kejriwal refuted the reports claiming the Delhi government has rejected a request for sanction by the police to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and others. “I was told that no final decision has been taken as of now. The reports are just speculation,” Kejriwal said. Police had sought sanction from the Delhi government to prosecute Kumar and others in the sedition case. On January 14, police had filed a charge sheet in the court against Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised in the JNU campus during an event on February 9, 2016.last_img read more

Tears give way to hope at the TRC in Montreal

first_imgAPTN National NewsEmotions ran high at the third day of the Truth and Reconciliation hearings in Montreal Friday.As the day unfolded tears and pain gave way to hope and unity.APTN’s Danielle Rochette has the storylast_img

Department of Music welcomes Junowinning musician

Juno-winning composer-bassist-cellist Andrew Downing has composed an original music score for the legendary 1920 silent film ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ – a cult classic in the horror genre and a masterpiece of the German expressionist cinema tradition.Downing and his seven-member chamber jazz ensemble will perform live as the film is shown.Tickets are available from the Centre for the Arts box office: 905 688 5550 x3257, or visit online.$28.50 adults$22.50 seniors/students$5 eyeGo high school program read more

Somalia UN envoy urges Security Council to maintain pressure for resumption of

In a closed-door briefing to the Council, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative Francois Lonsény Fall called on the 15-member body to press both the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) and the Supreme Court of Islamic Courts to not take any provocative measures that might cause a further deterioration of the situation.Speaking later to reporters at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Fall said he was disappointed that the second round of dialogue – proposed for later this month in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum – has been postponed again.Mr. Fall said his office was informed this morning by Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Islamic Courts, that talks with the TFIs would not be possible as long as Ethiopian troops remained in Somalia.Asked if he could confirm reports that Ethiopian troops were operating in Somalia, Mr. Fall said his office had no monitoring capacity on the ground to make such a confirmation. But he added that all countries should refrain from interfering in the affairs of Somalia, which has not had a functioning national government since President Muhammad Siad Barre’s regime was toppled in 1991.Representatives of the TFIs, which are based in Baidoa, and the Supreme Council of Islamic Courts held talks in Khartoum in June after militias associated with the Courts drove warlords out of Mogadishu, to take control of the capital earlier that month. read more

Man 40s dies after motorcycle collides with car in Co Cork

first_imgMan (40s) dies after motorcycle collides with car in Co Cork The incident happened at Lough Beg, Ringaskiddy at around 8pm. 21,180 Views File photo Image: PA Archive/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4551034 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Hayley Halpin Tuesday 19 Mar 2019, 10:01 PM Image: PA Archive/PA Imagescenter_img Mar 19th 2019, 10:01 PM File photo 5 Comments Share281 Tweet Email Short URL A MOTORCYCLIST HAS died following a collision with a car in Co Cork this evening. The incident happened at Lough Beg, Ringaskiddy at around 8pm when the motorcycle collided with a car.The motorcyclist, a man in his mid-40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.The body of the man remains at the scene. His remains will be removed to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem examination is due to take place.The stretch of road is closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators who are at the scene. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Togher Garda Station on 021 494 7120, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station. last_img read more

Une nouvelle politique de confidentialité chez Google

first_imgUne nouvelle politique de confidentialité chez GoogleLe géant américain compte regrouper les politiques de confidentialité de ces différents outils en un seul document, plus lisible pour les internautes.Afin de poursuivre sa politique d’uniformisation de ses différents services, Google va regrouper les politiques de confidentialité de chacun d’entre eux dans un seul et même document. Ainsi, les utilisateurs de Gmail ou Google + n’auront plus à signer qu’une seule charte, dans un soucis de rendre les règles plus accessibles et compréhensibles pour les internautes, explique Atlantico. D’ailleurs, ces règles ne changeront pas, Google s’engageant à ne pas vendre ou partager d’informations personnelles.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une volonté surtout dictée par les critiques subies par la firme de Mountain View à propos des posts publiés par les utilisateurs de Google + dans son outil de recherche. Ainsi, la règle commune explicite que si une personne est connectée dans un des comptes des services Google, Google peut utiliser pour d’autres services les informations qu’elle a partagées dans le premier. Le géant américain souhaite ainsi mieux connaître ses utilisateurs afin de pouvoir lui proposer du contenu plus ciblé.  Le 25 janvier 2012 à 17:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Anglers get more chance at Kenai sockeye

first_imgThe Kenai River is seeing less sockeye in recent days but more fishing opportunity starting July 22.Listen nowDip-netters line the north shore of the Kenai River. (Photo by Jenny Neyman, KBBI – Homer)The good news for anglers hoping to catch sockeye salmon in the Kenai River is they have more opportunity to do so, with fishing restrictions liberalized July 22.Starting at 12:01 a.m., the daily limit for sockeye in the river up to the outlet of Skilak Lake increases to six per day, with 12 in possession. And the personal-use dip-net fishery at the mouth of the river will open to fishing 24 hours a day starting at 11 p.m.The bad news is, fishing success has been low.“Right now fishing in the river with rod and reel, and then the dip-net fishery, is very slow — very slow,” said Jason Pawluk with Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Sportfish Division.He says that numbers of sockeye entering the river have dropped off in recent days — below 20,000 fish per day past the sonar counter.“With numbers like that it’s not really catchable at that point. You can fish but you’d be hard pressed to really hook into a fish with rod and reel, and the dip-netters, same thing,” Pawluk said.Current water conditions also aren’t conducive to sockeye fishing success. The Kenai has been running warm and clear lately, pushing the fish farther from hopeful hooks.“When you get water clarity like that it tends to push the fish, especially the sockeye, farther offshore as they run up the river. Typically with dirtier water they’ll hug really close to the shoreline as they migrate upstream.”But the situation is expected to turn around. Fish and Game is still predicting a decent-sized sockeye run to the Kenai. It just looks to be arriving a little late.“Based on our projections — in season and then also what the forecast called for — there’s still a lot of fish out there. They’re just entering the river like they did last year. We never really had a really peak three or four days where over 75,000 fish came in per day. It was more of a long, slow bleed into the river, if you will, of fish. And it looks like that’s what we’re seeing again this year,” Pawluk said.Managers can liberalize fishing if the run looks like it will exceed 2.3 million fish counted in river. That’s still the expectation, even if it’s a slow-but-steady return, rather than a spike of high-number days.The city of Kenai is expecting dip-netters to take advantage of the 24-hour opportunity, even though fishing has been slow lately. That will mean higher activity for city workers, says Kenai City Manager Rick Koch.“It does present a challenge to us when they go 24 hours. Normally we have 7 hours by which to bring heavy equipment onto the beach and undertake our maintenance activities,” Koch said.The fishery usually closes from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., which is when city crews empty trash bins, restock restrooms and rake fish carcasses below the tide line. That work still needs to be done, it’ll just have to happen with dip-netters on the beach.“It takes more care on the part of our employees just when there are a lot of people around. We do send spotters down that we may not otherwise have on the beach when fishery goes 24 hours to try and ensure the safety of fishery participants,” Koch said.Dip netting on the Kenai closes July 31. For fishing regulations, fish counts and more information, visit Fish and Game’s website at www.adfg.alaska.gov.last_img read more

Expect the unexpected from Narendra Modi in Camelot 20

first_imgNarendra Modi flashes victory sign after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled off a stunning and historic victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha battle, with the ruling party itself set to win 303 seats in a marked improvement over its 2014 showing that left the opposition dazed and demoralized.Instagram/narendramodiWith a gargantuan majority at his disposal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a huge gene pool to choose from and reward as he goes about appointing members to his new Camelot. However, with PM Modi, no one can second-guess him. At the same time, speculation is rife in Delhi’s political circles on the composition of the new Cabinet.For starters, one will have to look at the Big Four – members of the all-important Cabinet Committee on Security. In the erstwhile Cabinet, there were two women. Apparently, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje may be sounded out for the External Affairs Ministry while giant-killer Smriti Irani, who toppled Congress President Rahul Gandhi from his pocket borough of Amethi, may get the plum post of Raksha Mantri. Many aspirations and ambitions have to be fulfilled while hard work and perseverance will need to be rewarded.The PM may also be looking at certain technocrats to push his JAM policy where the tri-junction of Jan, Aadhar and Mobile meet. This has paid handsome dividends at the bottom of the pyramid and in more ways than one given a sense of liberation and purpose to rural women. As such, one shouldn’t be surprised if there is a Make in India, Skill Development and other such nomenclatures in the new Cabinet.Grapevine also indicates that NSA Ajit Doval may be one of the contenders for the Defence Minister’s job. He could even be sent to Washington as India’s ambassador to the US. Adding a twist to the permutations and combinations, if BJP President Amit Shah is inducted into the Cabinet, he may get one of the most crucial portfolios out of three – Home, Defence or even Finance.In whatever role the PM assigns him, he will be pushing the rollout agenda of the PM’s pet schemes aggressively. In the eventuality that he joins the Cabinet, given the nature of Indian polity where the country lurches from one election to another and the whirligig is more often than not year-round; Dharmendra Pradhan or Bhupendra Yadav may get the nod for the party top job.Health minister JP Nadda is another name doing the rounds. National General Secretary and a Rajya Sabha MP from Himachal Pradesh, Nadda is known as a master strategist in his party. The party had given him charge of Uttar Pradesh in the recently concluded hustings. The party bagged 62 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats.Meanwhile, Pradhan cut his teeth in the Bihar Lok Sabha elections 2014 and once again, this time in his home state Odisha. BJP’s vote share in the Lok Sabha polls in Odisha rose from about 21.9 per cent in 2014 to 38.37 per cent while the ruling BJD’s fell from 44.1 per cent in 2014 to 42.76 per cent.BJP’s vote share in the Odisha Assembly polls also rose significantly from 18.2 per cent in 2014 to 32.5 per cent in 2019. An RSS member since his student days and a close confidant of both Modi and Shah, Pradhan is expected to play a bigger role in BJP.Bhupendra Yadav is a Rajya Sabha member, but equally a powerful national general secretary. Fiercely private, like his mentor Amit Shah, Yadav keeps to the confines of the war room, a role that he relishes. Yadav had been the BJP election in-charge for Rajasthan in 2013, Jharkhand in 2014 and Bihar in 2015. While Bihar did not go the way the BJP would have liked, Yadav delivered results for his boss, Shah, in both Rajasthan and Jharkhand. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah wave at party workers during a party programme in New Delhi on May 23, 2019.IANS [Representational Image]Home Minister Rajnath Singh may be retained in his present job, but if party President Amit Shah, who has played a monumental role in the BJP returning to power working ceaselessly and tirelessly to put the strategic tent poles in place, joins the Cabinet, the former party president may become the new Speaker of the Lok Sabha.Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, who served as the interim finance minister when Arun Jaitley was undergoing treatment, may step into his shoes.However, other names are also doing the rounds for this post. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad may be moved to a more prominent ministry after his win in Patna Sahib. He was a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and became a cabinet minister under Modi. Nitin Gadkari had a number of ministries under him and is credited with most tangible work being done in those departments. He may continue with the work assigned to him. Agriculture will be one of the focus areas and, there is a thinking that a technocrat like Ashok Gulati should be given the job to ameliorate the woes of agrarian India which appears to be in distress mode.Telecom will have a new minister since Manoj Sinha is one of the prominent losers in the BJP. If Pradhan moves to head the party, then the energy portfolio comprising petroleum and natural gas will also see a new face. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi may get a cabinet rank this time. He is the most prominent Muslim face in the Modi team. Prakash Javdekar will also be given an important position — he served as HRD Minister in the old Council of Ministers.With nearly 80 members in the previous Cabinet, lots of faces and names to fill the posts abound. Expect the infusion of new blood and representation to states where the BJP has done exceedingly well — Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Jharkhand, Odisha, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and equal weight to the allies (a story put out earlier by IANS details that).last_img read more

Ola electric raises 250 mn from SoftBank valuation close to 1 bn

first_imgOla electronic Vehicle Unit |Reuters IndiaOla Electric Mobility has reportedly joined the unicorn club of start-ups. The ride-hailing giant has become the second largest initiative of Bhavish Aggarwal to be valued at more than Rs 6,885 crore.Ola Electric Mobility raised a fund of about $250 million (Rs 1,722 crore) from SoftBank Group Corp. as part of its Series B round. On Tuesday, Aggarwal celebrated five years of their partnership and praised Masayoshi Son, the founder of SoftBank, on his vision of building electric vehicles for India and the world for the future of humanity.Celebrating 5 years of strong partnership, looking forward to the years ahead! I’m personally inspired by @masason vision for the future of humanity. Very excited about our partnership to build Mobility & Electric Mobility for India and the world! @SoftBank @Olacabs @OlaElectric pic.twitter.com/JwJDvFKeg4— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) July 2, 2019SoftBank was allowed to infuse the funds into Ola after the Narendra Modi government asked the companies to electrify their fleet by 2025. Aggarwal, who had been opposing SoftBank’s efforts to acquire more stakes in Ola, agreed to the funding by considering the profit margins.Ola Electric Mobility aims to introduce one million electrified vehicles by 2021. The infused funds will be used for electrification, vehicle testing, and infrastructure for charging batteries.According to Live Mint, the government’s demand for electric vehicles has created a window for the investors to fund the infrastructure for maintenance and charging of the vehicles. It also states that although the upfront cost for the vehicles is high, the variable cost is lowered by 20 per cent, which makes Ola the most attractive proposition for the investors. Ola electric vehiclestwitterOla Electric Mobility, headed by Anand Shah, was a fully owned ANI Technologies. Tiger Global and Matrix Partners India had infused Rs 400 crore in the company after which ANI Technologies lost its majority share. There are some investments of Ratan Tata in the company as well.According to the estimates of Prescient and Strategic Intelligence, the electric vehicle’s market size will reach a value of about Rs 4,872 crore in 2025 from Rs 490 crore in 2017. Softbank CEO Masayoshi SonReuterslast_img read more

From New York to Alabama blacks worshipped in own spaces before slaverys

first_img Share This! Old Ship AME Zion Church in Montgomery, Ala. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Share This! Old Ship AME Zion Church in Montgomery, Ala. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,This story is part of a Religion News Service series on slavery and religion published as Americans commemorate the 400th anniversary of the forced arrival of enslaved Africans in Virginia. The rest of the series can be found here.NEW YORK (RNS) — On a narrow street in Harlem sits the oldest black church in New York state, one of many black congregations that developed in the decades before slavery ended nationwide and that worked for its abolition.“Mother AME Zion Church is without question, insofar as New York City is concerned,” says its new pastor, the Rev. Malcolm Byrd, “the grand depot of the Underground Railroad.”As the nation marks the 400th anniversary of the forced arrival of Africans in Virginia — and New York notes the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance — this “Freedom Church” joins others that have represented the enduring faith of slaves, free blacks and their descendants. Historians say the total number is hard to determine but there were likely more than 100 black churches in existence before the 1865 ratification of the 13th Amendment, which officially abolished slavery.Sojourner Truth circa 1864. Photo courtesy of Creative CommonsA who’s who of black history figures worshipped and spoke at Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church — including abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth — when it was at earlier locations after its founding in 1796 or at its current neo-Gothic site on 137th Street in Harlem.Truth joined Mother AME Zion in 1829 after leaving predominantly white John Street Methodist Church, where scholars say people of African descent could not serve in leadership and had to wait to take Communion until whites had partaken of the sacrament.A group of black members left that white congregation in 1796 to form a separate church that included black licensed preachers such as James Varick, who later became the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, a denomination formed 25 years later.RELATED: Angela, a First African, tells her story in Jamestown, but her faith is a mystery “Put yourself in their situation,” said the Rev. William McKenith, historian for the 1.4 million-member AME Zion Church. “Here you are a human being, but by virtue of your circumstance, you’re being treated less than human, even in the church, and you want to express your humanity.”McKenith said their quest for freedom from oppression was fueled by an amalgam of current history and personal experience: the American Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, the Haitian Revolution’s goal of conquering slavery and French rule, and their own African traditions that affirmed their humanity.The Rev. William McKenith. Courtesy photo“The church from the very beginning was always talking about a liberation motif,” he said of the theological linking of salvation and freedom. “The gospel resonated with them and they saw the liberation aspect of the gospel and that inspired them. That was their inspiration — like the declaration was the inspiration of the country to form a new nation.”Other prominent black churches where free blacks, former slaves and slaves worshipped in the 1700s and early 1800s include First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Ga.; Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia; and Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Some, such as Mother Emanuel, had to worship underground when laws in their states were passed to prevent blacks from gathering on their own for worship or having their own preachers.But, whether in established buildings or secret spaces, their congregants’ faith persisted along with their desire for freedom.“The states are passing laws against behavior that already exists,” said the Rev. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, professor of sociology and African American studies at Colby College.“African Americans did not become Christian by default but they came out of slavery with a Christianity that was critical of the people who enslaved them.” Adelle M. Banks Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.,Load Comments,Leaders of religious right balk at labeling Trump a racist Old Ship AME Zion Church in Montgomery, Ala. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Under the supervision of a free black man, a group including several slaves relocated the building — by rolling the building on logs, according to the church’s official history — to the site on the edge of the city where the congregation began in 1852, said Montgomery historian Richard Bailey.A decade later, its first black minister, still a slave at the time, replaced white clergy who had previously served in its pulpit. And, as the AME Zion Church began its expansion into the South after the Civil War, Old Ship, known at one time as Clinton Chapel, joined the denomination.Frederick Douglass, circa 1879. Photo by George K. Warren/National Archives/Creative CommonsRELATED: Montgomery, Ala., churches part of city’s 200-year history of slavery, civil rightsJust like its AME Zion counterpart in New York’s Harlem, Old Ship attracted a range of prominent speakers over the years — including Douglass.The 1974 history of the denomination, “The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church: Reality of the Black Church,” notes that the New York church was one of the places where a large crowd of blacks welcomed him back to the U.S. in 1847. He had left for England two years before as a fugitive slave and returned a free, and much more well-known, man.“What contrast is my present with my former condition? Then a slave, now a free man,” wrote Douglass of his return, as quoted in the AME Zion history book, “my name unheard of beyond the narrow limits of a republican slave plantation; now, my friends and benefactors people of both hemispheres, to heaven the praise belongs!” Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts News • Photos of the Week News Old Ship AME Zion Church in Montgomery, Ala. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks The Rev. Malcolm Byrd at Mother AME Zion Church in New York. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Blacks joined independent Baptist congregations and new denominations like the AME and AME Zion churches, leaving behind white churches and eventually white preachers, whose sermons to slaves — in sanctuaries and on plantations — often focused on Scripture passages about slaves obeying masters or left out portions of the Bible that told stories of exodus.RELATED: Museum highlights ‘Slave Bible’ that focuses on servitude, leaves out freedom“All you have to do is look at the spirituals to see where African Americans were connecting with the Bible in spite of the fact that you had white missionaries who had a truncated Bible that they were sharing with slaves because they didn’t want them to know about Moses,” Gilkes said. “They didn’t want them to know about some of the liberative aspects of the Christian doctrine.”Old Ship African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Montgomery, Ala., for example, was founded by blacks in that city when white leaders of the expanding Court Street Methodist Church gave black members their old building, said church historian Kathy Dunn Jackson. Blacks had previously worshipped in the balcony or an outdoor brush arbor. A large stained glass window at Mother AME Zion Church in New York. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Catholicism Old Ship AME Zion Church in Montgomery, Ala. RNS photo by Adelle M. Bankscenter_img Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Share This! The Rev. Malcolm Byrd at the crypt James Varick, the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, below Mother AME Zion Church in New York. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Old Ship African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church across from the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Montgomery, Ala., churches part of city’s 200-year history of slavery, civil rights By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Share This! Mother AME Zion Church in New York’s Harlem neighborhood. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Mother AME Zion Church in New York’s Harlem neighborhood. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in New York’s Harlem neighborhood. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Share This! Tags400th anniversary Alabama AME Zion Church churches Frederick Douglass Harlem homepage featured slavery Slavery400,You may also like Old Ship African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church across from the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more