Harim Peiris appointed Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Harim Peiris was today appointed as an Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera. Peiris revived his official letter of appointment from Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera. Peiris is also Sri Lanka’s Point of Contact for the Open Government Partnership (OGP).Peiris previously served as the official Presidential Spokesperson for former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and as Director General for Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconciliation, in which capacity he oversaw the implementation of a range of multilaterally funded rehabilitation and reconstruction projects in the North and East. (Colombo Gazette)

Business of Tech SNES Classic and AmazonWholefoods

The Business of Tech is a weekly, ‘byte’ sized look into some of the top business stories in the world of technology hosted by 660’s Jonathan Muma.S1E1: In the series premiere, Jonathan speaks with Colin Robertson of Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s ‘Got Game’ about Nintendo’s announcement that it’s launching a Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic. He also chats with Haskayne School of Business instructor Catherine Heggerud about Amazon’s acquisition of Wholefoods for $13.7-billion US.Audio Playerhttps://www.660news.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/8/2017/07/04/business-of-tech-S1E1-june-3017.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. by Jonathan Muma Posted Jul 4, 2017 11:34 am MDT Last Updated Jul 5, 2017 at 10:53 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Business of Tech: SNES Classic and Amazon/Wholefoods (Stock Photo/Pixabay.com/660 NEWS) read more

South Africas President pledges to support Ebolaaffected nations conflictridden countries

The recent outbreak of Ebola in West African has exposed the lack of infrastructure and limited resources in Africa, said South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma today as he pledged to continue, in every possible way, to assist the people and Governments of hardest-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.“We believe that Ebola would have been contained within a few days had it been an outbreak in the developed World,” said President Zuma as he addressed global leaders at the United Nations. President Zuma welcomed that the United Nations under the leadership of the Secretary General is deploying a Mission to coordinate efforts to combat the virus. Given its history, South Africa is in a unique place to support struggles for freedom, including the struggles of the people of Palestine and Western Sahara who continue to live under occupation. President Zuma said the Israeli-Palestine question will be resolved when both sides commit to a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders. He also pledged to support the people of Cuba in their struggle for economic liberation. On making the UN more effective, President Zuma said “some contentious aspects of the Organization such as the veto powers and the exclusion of regions such as Africa in the Security Council are some of the critical matters that cannot be ignored in the quest for transformation.” He lauded the partnership between the African Union (AU) and the UN, particularly with the formation of the AU Peace and Security architecture, which is responsible for progress in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UN must make sure that South Sudan does not regress. As it stands now, the young nation is in a dire humanitarian situation. Lastly, he paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, recalling how last December the world “descended on South Africa to pay respects to our beloved Madiba.” The South African President welcomed the decision by the General Assembly to establish the UN Nelson Mandela Prize which will be awarded to a person who has demonstrated a commitment to the principles of the UN. “The Prize is a great testament to the outstanding individual that Madiba was and will always be,” said President Zuma. read more

Football Ohio State vs Michigan State – By the Numbers

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the second half of the Ohio State-Michigan State game on Nov. 11. Ohio State won 48-3. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo. 13 Ohio State (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) rolled past Michigan State (7-3, 5-2 Big Ten) Saturday 48-3. The Buckeyes outgained the Spartans 524-195, making the Spartans’ the second-lowest total offensive output Ohio State has allowed this season with Maryland’s 66 yards marking the fewest yards allowed. Here are some important statistics from Ohio State’s win over Michigan State.3 – turnovers forced by Ohio State. Coming into this game, Ohio State hadn’t forced a turnover in its past two games. The last turnover came on an Amir Riep interception in Ohio State’s 56-14 victory against Nebraska. It hadn’t forced multiple turnovers since Oct. 7 against Maryland. Until Saturday. Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball once. Ohio State forced 27 turnovers and intercepted 21 passes over its 13 games played and had just one game without a turnover. So far, Ohio State has only 13 turnovers over nine games and already has two games without a turnover. The inability to force turnovers has been an issue for a team that relied on that turnover ability as a key part of its success last season.2 – Michigan State tackles for loss. Ohio State imposed its will on Michigan State all night, and a big part of that came down to the dominating effort the Buckeyes’ offensive line put in against the Spartans. Michigan State was only able to break out and tackle a Buckeye ball-carrier beyond Ohio State’s line of scrimmage twice all game, and came away with zero sacks on quarterback J.T. Barrett. Ohio State lost only four yards combined on the two tackles for loss.The Spartans were only averaging 5.67 tackles for loss per game, 73rd in the nation, so they did not come into the game expecting to take the Buckeyes down frequently. But Ohio State’s offensive line was opening up holes for Ohio State’s running backs all game and provided Barrett with plenty of time to complete passes when he stood in the pocket. The offensive line for the Buckeyes has been a strong unit all season for the Buckeyes, and matched up against one of the tougher defenses of the season, it stood strong against a potent defensive line. 27 – carries between Mike Weber and J.K. Dobbins. For the first time in weeks, Ohio State had trust in its running backs. Weber and Dobbins combined for 27 carries against Michigan State Saturday and totalled 286 rushing yards for an average of 10.6 yards per carry. Weber was the only one of the two who punched a run into the end zone as he carried 47- and 82-yard rushes for scores.Before this game, Weber and Dobbins had combined for just 31 carries over the past two games. Despite finding continued success throughout the season, the dynamic running back pairing has been used sparingly since the season-opener against Indiana when Dobbins had 29 carries. Though head coach Urban Meyer said after the game it was largely the result of trying to control the flow of the game, the decision to run the ball as frequently as Ohio State did led to its most convincing offensive showing all season. If Ohio State continues to trust in Weber and Dobbins moving forward, it could continue to see dominant rush outings like it did Saturday.2 – penalties taken by Ohio State. A recurring problem for the Buckeyes throughout the season has been penalties. The Buckeyes entered the game with the fifth most penalty yards taken per game in the nation, averaging 77.2 penalty yards per game. Against the Spartans, the Buckeyes were a far more disciplined team, committing only two penalties for a combined 27 yards. One was a targeting penalty that ejected redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones from the game. For once, Ohio State did not shoot itself in its own foot with penalties. The Buckeyes remained disciplined throughout the game outside of the aforementioned Jones’ targeting call and a pass interference call on freshman cornerback Jeffrey Okudah on Michigan State’s last drive of the game. The improved discipline out of the team helped keep the Buckeyes in the game and not give up unnecessary yardage.121 – Michigan State yards before the fourth quarter. It felt like Ohio State kept Michigan State from producing a first down all game. The Spartans had two first downs on their first drive of the game, and did not have another until about halfway through the second quarter. Michigan State’s offense produced 75 yards in the second quarter, but just 46 between the third and fourth quarters. By the time the Spartans started to rack up the offensive yardage, it was the fourth quarter, and the backups for Ohio State were all playing.The pressure consistently maintained on Lewerke throughout the game kept the Michigan State quarterback from settling in all night. The Spartans running attack was unable to get past a formidable Ohio State front-seven. Cornerback Denzel Ward made several strong plays in the secondary as did cornerback Damon Arnette, and the linebacking corps — which came with several new faces — did its job filling in for a pair of injuries. Ohio State’s defense has been what has cost Ohio State the most this season, but a strong performance Saturday to limit the Spartans should put them back in the good graces of Ohio State fans. read more

Duke and Duchess of Sussex follow in Queens footsteps on tour Down

rince Harry and Meghan Markle, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at Sydney airport On Saturday, the couple will appear on stage at the Sydney Opera House.The Duke will deliver a speech welcoming competitors to the Invictus Games, with special words of gratitude for the families, partners and friends who have supported  them through their toughest times.The night will be particularly poignant for the Duchess. Little over a year ago, in her then-home town of Toronto, Meghan Markle made her first public appearance to watch Prince Harry at work.Then, she sat apart from him in the arena’s ordinary seats, with friend Marcus Anderson.It was later at the Invictus Games that the couple first appeared hand-in-hand at a wheelchair tennis event, before being spied in a private box at the closing ceremony together with friend Jessica Mulroney. A year on, having married and promoted to new titles, the Duke and Duchess will finally bring their public relationship full circle as they take to the stage together.Remarkably, Mrs Mulroney is reported to be flying from Canada to join her friend this week, after working as her unofficial long-distance stylist for some time. In Melbourne, they will meet successful Queen’s Young Leaders, including Hunter Johnson, founder of the mental health initiative aimed at tackling toxic masculinity The Man Cave. In Fiji, the Duke and Duchess will be welcomed in a ceremony known as the Veirqaraqaravi Vakavanua, which celebrates Fijian heritage and cultural identity. Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by a young girl on her arrival at Suva in Fiji, during the coronation world tour, December 1953Credit:Hulton Archive A spokesman said it would “mirror in format” the ceremony attended by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in 1953, emphasising continuity through the generations. When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex kick off first Commonwealth tour as a married couple, they will of course follow a careful-curated schedule taking in each of their personal interests.As they do so, there will be one particular interest never far from their minds: Granny.The Duke and Duchess, who arrived in a wet and wintery Australia on Monday, are to follow in the footsteps of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh throughout their tour, undertaking at least one event which exactly mirrors their visit 65 years ago.The Duke will speak on stage at the Royal Opera House in Sydney, 45 years after his grandmother officially opened it on October 20, 1973.In Australia and New Zealand, the couple will unveil the latest Queen’s Commonwealth Canopies, preserving native bush and the water-hardy Satinay trees, of the type used to build the London docks in the 1930s, in Her Majesty’s “legacy project”. She and her husband Ben will be attending the Invictus Games in Sydney, according to the Sunday Times. The Duke’s grandparents visited both Tonga and Fiji in that year, with a major tour around Australia from February to April in 1954. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at Sydney airportCredit:SplashNews Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by a young girl on her arrival at Suva in Fiji, during the coronation world tour, December 1953 Asked about the visit by a young woman from Tonga at a Buckingham Palace reception earlier this year, the Queen fondly recalled the “wonderful” time which saw them hosted by Queen Salote and serenaded by nose flutes. Speaking of a large picnic attended by the two Queens, in which she sat on the floor, she disclosed a small difficulty unlikely to faze the yoga-loving Duchess of Sussex.“The only thing I found difficult was sitting cross-legged a lot,” the Queen said. “It’s quite painful for people who are not built in the same direction.”Sign up to the Telegraph’s Royal Tour WhatsApp group to receive exclusive analysis of Meghan’s fashion throughout the upcoming Royal Tour. The Telegraph’s Fashion Director, Bethan Holt, will be sending daily updates straight to your phone, providing insights you can’t get anywhere else. Sign up here. read more

Smartphone consultations to replace hospital appointments under NHSs digital first plan

And within a decade, digital consultations are expected to become the default option for patients, relieving pressures on hospitals, the new strategy says. Smartphone consultations will replace most hospital and GP appointments under plans to make the NHS a “digital first” operation. The new plan says that within five years, up to 30 million hospital appointments – one in three – should be scrapped, with patients instead having Skype consultations or being monitored via smartphone. 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. The Health Secretary said the move would save £1bn a year. But… Simon Stevens, head of the NHS, said the shift would be far more convenient for patients, putting them in touch with experts at the touch of a button.

Retired British headteacher ends his life at Dignitas clinic prompting debate on

A terminally ill former teacher has ended his life at a Dignitas clinic, prompting fresh debate around assisted dying laws.Richard Selley, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2015, ended his life in a “dignified and calm” way on Friday, his family said.The 65-year-old, from Perth, Scotland, had said a law change would be “too late” for him but would enable other terminally ill people to “die peacefully”.His wife Elaine Selley, 57, said she would continue to campaign “for the human right of those who are terminally ill to choose how and when they die in Scotland”, describing the journey to Dignitas as “traumatic”.In a final video message before his planned death on Friday, Mr Selley, the former head of Loretto junior school in East Lothian, called on MSPs to support an assisted dying Bill. He said: “I hope that members of the Scottish Parliament support an assisted dying Bill in the future.”I think the momentum for a change in the law is growing.”It will be too late for me, but I hope that sometime soon people in my position will have the choice to have a peaceful death at a time of their choosing.” He added: “Such a change in the law will put vulnerable people at risk of abuse and of coming under pressure to end their lives prematurely.”A Scottish Government spokesman said: “We empathise with Mr Selley and his loved ones and with anyone suffering from long-term, debilitating illness and pain.”The Scottish Government respects the will of the Scottish Parliament on assisted dying, and is committed to ensuring that everyone has dignity and respect at the end of their life.”Scotland is widely recognised for providing high-quality care in this area and we support greater public and personal discussion of bereavement, death, dying and care at the end of life.” Following his death, Mrs Selley said: “At Dignitas, in a clinically clean room, well-appointed but devoid of any personal touches, we could feel all the love that has been shared with us over the years.”The end was dignified and calm, exactly as Richard wanted. He had taken control of his own destiny.” Show more Gordon Macdonald, chief executive of campaign group Care Not Killing, said it is “sad” Mr Selley’s case is being used to “try and justify a campaign that will rip up long-held universal protections, by treating those who are terminally ill, disabled, or have chronic conditions differently in law”. She added: “I will continue to fight for the human right of those who are terminally ill to choose how and when they die in Scotland.”The experience of travelling to Switzerland will never leave me. It was traumatic.”No-one should ever need to make that journey from a supposedly humane and compassionate country like Scotland.”Holyrood has twice considered Bills aimed at introducing assisted suicide, with these having been brought forward by independent MSP Margo MacDonald and, following her death from Parkinson’s disease, Green MSP Patrick Harvie.However, these both failed to get enough support to proceed through the Scottish Parliament.Sarah Wootton, chief executive of the campaign group Dignity In Dying, which released Mr Selley’s video, said: “Richard and his wife Elaine have shown immense bravery and dignity in sharing their story and speaking out about the injustice they have both suffered under the UK’s outdated, broken law in their final weeks together.”She added: “If we are serious about improving end-of-life care in this country and ensuring that everyone has the death that’s right for them, assisted dying must be part of the conversation.” He added: “Since my diagnosis with MND four years ago, I have lost the ability to walk, talk and swallow.”I have also lost most of the power in my arms.”Despite these losses I have tried very hard to remain positive and my palliative care has been outstanding.”He told of the process by which he had had to prove his terminal illness to Dignitas before being allowed to travel there to die, saying: “Despite what some people think, Dignitas do not let people simply fly to Zurich, knock on their door and ask to die.”He said the cost of attending the clinic in Switzerland is about £10,000, which he is “fortunate” he can afford, as others cannot.He said having to be able to fly meant he was “choosing to die earlier than I would prefer”.He added: “If an assisted death was possible in Scotland, I would be able to die at a time of my choosing, at home.” 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. read more

WOMENS EHF F4 Budapest waiting for four best teams

Budapest Papp Laszlo Sportarena will host the four best female teams in Europe at the first ever Women’s EHF CL F4 event. Two Balkan teams will meet in the semi-final, Buducnost and Vardar, and that will be the derby of the Day 1, while Gyor will be a clear favorite to progress to the Final against Danish Midtjylland…2014 Women’s EHF FINAL4 schedule:Saturday, 3 May 2014:Semi-finalsZRK Vardar SCBT (MKD) vs RK Buducnost (MNE)Györi Audi ETO KC (HUN) vs FC Midtjylland (DEN)Sunday, 4 May 20143/4 place matchFinal BudapestF4 Handballhandball f4 budapest ← Previous Story SC Magdeburg take point from Kiel! Next Story → Challenge Cup (1/4 final): Strong home perfomance by Cocks, Azoty

Beautiful Payday as Bono set for multimillion dollar windfall from magazine sale

first_imgU2 FRONTMAN BONO is set to make millions after Forbes Magazine was placed up for sale for the first time in its 96-year history.Bono’s Elevation Partners private-equity firm bought a 45 per cent stake in the legacy business magazine for $264 million.Now, the magazine has been put up for sale with a guide price of $400 million.Most of that purchase is made up of preference shares, meaning that when the magazine is sold, Bono and his business partners stand to make millions of dollars.They would receive the majority of the proceeds of any sale of the magazine, the third-largest business magazine in the US. It has a weekly circulation of 933,000.No buyer has been confirmed for the business, but Forbes Media CEO Mike Perlis says that the decision to sell was based on “serious overtures”.“The frequency and serious nature of these overtures have brought us to a decision point,” Perlis wrote in a letter to employees.“We have hired Deutsche Bank to represent us, and we expect interest from numerous suitors.”Read: Paul McGuinness to step down as U2 managerRead: 10 reasons for U2 to existlast_img read more

10 reasons why we wish the original Gladiators was on right now

first_img1. The theme tuneThe intros weren’t bad either…YouTube credit: James Morris2. Ulrika“Ooh, I wonder what she’s wearing this week.”Credit: YouTube screengrab3. The eventsAtmosphere, Danger-Zone, Swingshot, Gauntlet, Duel, Hang-Tough… we loved them all.Credit: YouTube screengrab4. Referee John AndersonCredit: YouTube screengrab Contenders, you will go on my first whistle. Gladiators, you will go on my second whistle. 3… 2… 1…” Brilliant.5. The commentatorThe excellent John Sachs provided the voice-over for all eight series of UK Gladiators.6. The WolfmanCredit: YouTube screengrabThe panto-style villain was always so easily wound up. Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?YouTube credit: boomchikaz7. Chants from the crowdAt the end of each event, fans at the Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena would sing along to Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’, Thin Lizzy classic ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ or a version of Edwin Starr’s ‘War’, which went something like “What is he good for? Absolutely nothing!”.8. JetCredit: TumblrGladiator, gymnast, actress, dancer, tv presenter, and all-round hottie. We loved her (and still do).Wonder what she’s up to these days? Check her out on Twitter.9. The EliminatorA gruelling 9 obstacles of hell. It began with a 20ft climb up the cargo net, down the slide, across the scramble sheet, onto the overhead ladder, along the rolling beams, a scale up to the platform and down the zip line.After all that, the exhausted contestant still had to face the ultimate test… The dreaded travelator.YouTube credit: tinyhorsemenAnd that was it for another week. Not to worry about though, next up on UTV was Cilla and Blind Date. Could it get any better?10. Because we miss you…A revamped version did return to our screens briefly in 2008, but we’d prefer to forget about that.YouTube credit: tinyhorsemenLad Playing In His Work Boots Pic Of The DayThe Paul Kimmage film about his Lance crusade, doping and the UCI that you should seelast_img read more

Pluies dans le nordest fin de lalerte orange

first_imgPluies dans le nord-est : fin de l’alerte orangeFrance – Météo France a levé mardi 16 août à 2h le niveau de vigilance orange imposé dans quatre départements du nord-est du pays. Les fortes précipitations y ont provoqué quelques dégâts matériels.Fin de l’alerte orange pour l’Aisne, les Ardennes, la Marne et le Nord, qui ont reçu depuis 48 heures d’importantes précipitations : 50 à 90 mm fréquemment observés, et ponctuellement plus de 100 mm dans l’Aisne et la Marne. La situation s’est nettement améliorée, puisque seules de faibles pluies subsistent aujourd’hui dans les Ardennes.   À lire aussiDes Australiens immortalisent un spectaculaire orage en time-lapseLes pompiers ont toutefois effectué lundi plus de 230 interventions : quatre-vingt dans l’Aisne, et 154 dans le Nord, où les alentours de Cambrai et de Valenciennes ont été les plus touchés. Il s’agit essentiellement de caves inondées à assécher, ou d’égouts ayant débordé. À Valenciennes, le passage piéton souterrain de la gare a été également inondé, sans faire de blessés ni perturber le trafic SNCF.    La journée de mardi restera probablement maussade dans la moitié nord de la France. Le 17 août 2010 à 13:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Les cadres moyens stressent autant que certains singes

first_imgLes cadres moyens stressent autant que certains singesDes chercheurs britanniques ont établi que, chez les macaques de Barbarie, les individus de rang social moyen éprouvent plus de stress que leurs congénères. Les auteurs comparent ces résultats, publiés dans la revue General and Compartive Endocrinology, à la vie quotidienne des cadres moyens…Dans un parc animalier du Staffordshire, au Royaume-Uni, des chercheurs des Universités de Liverpool et de Manchester ont totalisé près de 600 heures d’observation du comportement de macaques de Barbarie, en s’intéressant plus particulièrement aux femelles. Un protocole expérimental a ainsi été mis en place. Chacune des femelles était observée lors de ses interactions sociales, durant une journée entière, au terme de laquelle ses excréments étaient prélevés et analysés pour y doser l’hormone du stress.Plus de stress pour les classes moyennesIl s’est avéré que les femelles de rang hiérarchique intermédiaire subissent des niveaux de stress supérieurs à ceux ressentis par les individus de rang social supérieur ou inférieur. De telles études avaient déjà été menées collectivement, au niveau de toute une communauté de singes pour évaluer le stress moyen du groupe selon les évènements. Mais cette expérience est la première à s’intéresser au phénomène du stress pour des individus donnés.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Nous avons constaté que les singes situés au milieu de la hiérarchie sont impliqués dans des conflits concernant les individus situés aussi bien en-dessous qu’au-dessus d’eux. Tandis que leurs congénères au plus bas de la hiérarchie gardent leurs distances vis-à-vis des conflits”, explique le Dr Susanne Shultz, de l’Université de Manchester.À l’image des primates, “les gens qui travaillent comme cadres moyens peuvent avoir des niveaux plus élevés d’hormones de stress que leur patron ou que les employés qu’ils gèrent”, conclut Katie Edwards, de l’Université de Liverpool, estimant que ces résultats peuvent être appliqués à l’homme.(Crédits photo : Karyn Sig) Le 7 avril 2013 à 18:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Multiple crashes slow traffic on Highway 14 in Vancouver several hurt

first_imgSix people were hospitalized Tuesday night following a six-vehicle crash on state Highway 14 in Vancouver. It was one of two traffic incidents that occurred around the same time in the area. The incidents — a vehicle fire and the vehicle crash — both occurred around 6:30 p.m. , according to Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency dispatch logs.Members of the Vancouver Fire Department were on their way to the vehicle fire, in the westbound lanes near the Columbia House Boulevard exit, when they were rerouted to a six-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes near the exit to Evergreen Boulevard, agency spokesman Pete Adams said. “We found six vehicles total,” Adams said, “three of the vehicles having significant damage.” Six motorists were taken to hospitals, all with injuries that were not life-threatening, Adams said. About 20 personnel from the Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire District 6 responded to the crash, remaining on scene for about 45 minutes. Emergency crews blocked all eastbound lanes as they worked, Adams said.“There were vehicles on both sides of the road,” Adams said, “two in the median and four vehicles off to the (right) shoulder.” The crash is under investigation by the Washington State Patrol, Adams said.last_img read more

Miami Gardens officer injures arm in collision

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami Gardens Police officer was injured, Friday morning, after a collision with a civilian vehicle.According to police, the officer was involved in a crash at Northwest 151st Street and Seventh Avenue, in Northwest Miami-Dade. The officer and driver of the other vehicle were examined and released.The officer reportedly suffered an arm injury, and the driver suffered minor injuries.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Ranveer Singh bonds with Jiiva and others members from 83 team Photos

first_imgRanveer Singh’s 83 team having a frockling time.Jiiva Instagram PageTamil actor Jiiva is making his Bollywood debut with Ranveer Singh’s sports movie 83. The former will be seen in the role of Krishnamachari Srikkanth, popularly known as Kris Srikkanth.Now, Jiiva has joined a short training organised by the makers in Dharamshala, a meet planned for the cast to know each other well. The Tamil actor has shared multiple pictures on social media from the location where the team is having a great time.However, Jiiva, even before this training camp, has been to sessions for the role that he is playing in 83. “I have started my practice sessions to play the role of Srikkanth sir. I have met him a couple of times earlier, but now that I am enacting him, I am looking forward to spending more time with him to learn more and get the nuances right. The climax of the film will be shot at Lord’s stadium and I am delighted to be a part of such a phenomenal film,” Cinema Express quoted him as saying.The movie 83 is about the 1983 World Cup and how India emerged victorious under the leadership of Kapil Dev. The team was called as Kapil’s Devils.In the final against West Indies, Kris Srikkanth had won the man-of-the-match award for his 38 runs. As a result, Jiiva has a very important role in the flick.Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Sahil Khattar, Chirag Patil, Adinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa, Dinker Sharma, Jatin Sarna, Vijay Varma, Harrdy Sandhu, R Badree and Pankaj Tripathi are part of the film.The shooting of Ranveer Singh’s 83, directed by Kabir Khan, will commence in May. Madhu Mantena and Vishnu Induri are producing the film in association with Reliance Entertainment. 1/2 The team 83 in Dharamshala.Jiiva Instagram PageRanveer Singh and his 83 team.Jiiva Instagram PagePreviousNextlast_img read more

Landslide at Rohingya camp kills girl

first_imgRefugees are seen at the Cox`s Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh, near Rakhine state, Myanmar, during a trip by United Nations envoys to the region on 29 April 2018. ReutersAn eight-year-old girl was killed on Friday in a landslide at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, the first of what aid agencies expect will be hundreds of casualties during the monsoon season.Pre-monsoon showers lashed the refugee camps on Friday after a week of thunderstorms, with strong winds sending some tarpaulin roofs of the temporary shelters housing the refugees flying.Adiba Begum died after a big chunk of earth fell on her as she walked back from a forest near the Kutupalong refugee camp where she had gone to collect firewood, local police said.Two children accompanying her were injured and receiving treatment at a Medecins Sans Frontieres Hospital near the camps, the police added.Some refugees, including young children, walk miles across the camp’s hilly terrain every day to collect firewood to cook the food they receive as relief.Aid agencies have warned that the monsoons will cause deaths at the camps, which are clustered in a part of Bangladesh that records the highest rainfall.Bangladesh is working on relocating around 100,000 refugees from risky areas of the camps into safer sections ahead of the monsoons, said Mohammad Rezaul Karim, a government official in charge of the largest refugee camp.Computer modelling by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has shown that more than 100,000 refugees will be threatened by landslides and floods in the coming monsoon. The rains typically begin in April and peak in July, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department says.UN officials say some 700,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar’s Rakhine state to escape a military crackdown since August last year, amid reports of murder, rape and arson by Myanmar troops and Buddhist vigilantes in actions which the United Nations has likened to “ethnic cleansing”.Myanmar has denied nearly all allegations, saying it has been waging a legitimate counter-insurgency operation.last_img

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday July 14

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe’ll dissect the details of the historic Iran nuclear deal with an expert on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Plus, we ask our listeners to reveal their thoughts on the ubiquitous homicide rate. Is City Hall doing enough and what is the role of the vast majority of Baltimore residents who are not engaged in criminal activity? It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

LeBron James is past his prime because hes not a superhero hes

first_imgLeBron is past his prime.  He’s the oldest 31 year-old in NBA history. He’s played in 1,200 games and three Olympics. He’s run through the brutal playoff gauntlet and reached the last 6 NBA Finals. LeBron is like a sports car that’s been owned by a traveling salesman.  He’s logged more miles than any other player his age in NBA history.Today in The Herd, Colin said it’s not a knock on LeBron that he’s past his prime, it’s just the natural progression of the NBA life cycle that all great players go through.“LeBron’s not a superhero, he’s a human being.”Michael Jordan only played 1,250 games. Larry Bird played in less than 1,100 games, and was out of the league by 31. Magic Johnson only played in 1,100 games. The old saying is “father time is undefeated”, and LeBron is living seven time zones ahead of every other NBA player ever. Not only has LeBron played in more games than anyone at his age in NBA history, he’s had to singlehandedly carry three franchises squarely on his back. This added responsibility has further accelerated his physical decline.“Remember, LeBron has had three needy teams. You ever meet a dad, and he’s 45, but he’s got like 4 boys, and they’re wearing his arse out. And he’s a 45 year-old dad, but he looks 55. Because his boys are needy. And then you meet a dad who’s just got a daughter. And girls mature faster than boys. He’s 45, he looks like he’s 42. LeBron’s had 4 or 5 needy boys if he’s a dad.”Just because he’s past his physical prime, doesn’t mean a less physically talented LeBron can’t still be an elite NBA superstar. He’ll just have to do it with more help and less reliance on his physical dominance. He possesses the intangible skills and a genius basketball IQ that will allow him to do it. He’ll just need more help.Muhammad Ali morphed from the dominant physical specimen who’s blinding speed and power defeated Sonny Liston, to the less physically gifted, but more savvy Ali that defeated George Foreman in the “Rumble in the Jungle”.Colin added that one legitimate criticism of LeBron is that his insistence on being Cleveland’s de facto GM has been an obstacle to his success, not an asset.“LeBron James said ‘OK, Dan Gilbert, I’ll go back to Cleveland, but here’s what I want. Kyrie Irving, and another veteran star. And he chose Kevin Love. In the process, to get Kevin Love, they gave Minnesota the number one pick, and that would have been Andrew Wiggins.LeBron didn’t stay in his lane, and LeBron the General Manger is not nearly as good as LeBron the player.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Apple Quietly Announces 105inch iPad Air and Refreshed iPad Mini

first_img Apple’s online store went dark earlier this morning, and now it’s clear why: the company decided to quietly roll out not one, but two new iPads ahead of its big event next week. The new, larger, 10.5-inch iPad Air will arrive with a 70 percent performance boost compared to its predecessor, thanks to the company’s A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine. That’ll be useful alongside the now 20-percent larger display — which is compatible with the first-gen Apple Pencil too.A new iPad Mini has been a long time coming. The 7.9-inch option will, barring screen size, match the Air on specs. The screen is also 25 percent brighter versus old iPad minis, and will also support Apple Pencil — the tiniest model to do so. Both new iPads have a laminated display that brings the surface glass and screen closer together to improve visibility — and making them at least a little more desirable than Apple’s entry-level iPad. Neither has FaceID built-in, it seems. Look, there’s that Home button…Both the new iPad mini and iPad Air will arrive in silver, space gray and gold options, with 64GB and 256GB storage choices. The new iPad mini starts at $399 (£399 in the UK) for the WiFi model while adding cellular will cost $529 (£519). The bigger 10.5-inch iPad Air starts at $499 (£479) with WiFi, or $629 (£599) for the WiFi + Cellular model.Beyond all this, the fact that Apple chose to release its new iPads with so little fanfare speaks volumes about its plans for its upcoming press event in Cupertino. On March 25th, the company is expected to pull back the curtain on its new streaming video and news services, and it just might do so without any new hardware on-stage at all.That’d be a highly unusual turn to events for Apple, but it wouldn’t necessarily be an unwarranted one — for a while now, the company has looked at its services business as one of its major growth areas, and it’s about time they got the spotlight all to themselves. Who knows, perhaps more announcements will pop up as the week progresses.pic.twitter.com/Iqz1MHTg1p— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 18, 2019 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Engadget Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » 2 min read March 18, 2019last_img read more

Japans ruling party reject controversial MPs LGBTI comments

first_imgFive thousands protesters rally in Tokyo to demand resignation of Mio Sugita, a Japanese lawmaker of the ruling party, over her homophobic and eugenic comments https://t.co/qfDP8m9jvz— ファリード ヤス☪︎ (@Yasu9412) 27 July 2018This is not the first time the embattled politician has courted controversy with anti-LGBTI sentiments.In a talk-show interview in 2015 she said: ‘If we recognize different sexual orientations, that will lead to calls to allow marriage between siblings, marriage between parents and children, or even marriage to pets or machines.’Same-sex marriage ‘like a hobby’ – Tom TanigawaSugita is not the only LDP politician to have caused a stir due to comments regarding LGBTI rights recently.Last month, a junior LDP lawmaker compared same-sex marriage was ‘like a hobby’ on an internet TV show.The Japan Tims reported Lower House member Tom Tanigawa saying: ‘It’s not that I don’t approve of diversity and it’s fine if women like women and men like men. But it’s not necessary to legalize same-sex marriage. It’s like a hobby.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Over 5,000 people protested the controversial politician’s comments last week | Photo: Twitter / @Mae_To_Ushiro Japan’s ruling party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), have further distanced themselves from one of their MPs after she called the LGBTI community ‘unproductive’. GAYSTARNEWS- Petition submitted to Japan’s ruling party over MP’s anti-LGBTI commentsHomophobic article gets Japanese magazine suspended indefinitelyJapan’s city of Chiba to issue LGBTI partnership certificatesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/japan-ruling-party-reject-controversial-mps-lgbti-comments/center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Mio Sugita also said that LGBTI people should not be permitted to receive welfare.The LDP said that Sugita’s comments in a magazine article ‘show her lack of understanding of (LGBT) issues and consideration for the feelings of people involved,’ in a statement on their website.The party also reiterated its support to create a society which is friendlier to sexual minorities, Kyodo News reported.Protests over MP’s remarksIt is the latest development in what has become an ongoing saga surrounding the controversial lawmaker.When asked to clarify her outspoken remarks in July, Sugita doubled down. She went on to say that preventing suicides in the LGBTI community was a ‘low priority’.Later in the month, around 5,000 people assembled outside the LDP’s headquarters in Tokyo to protest Sugita over her remarks. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more