Today in History

first_img Pinterest Today in History By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter Facebook Previous articleNembhard, LeDee help TCU slip past Oklahoma State 81-78Next articleSMU narrowly tops Tulsa 65-63 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter Local NewsUS News Pinterest Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2021. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began a wartime conference at Yalta. On this date: In 1783, Britain’s King George III proclaimed a formal cessation of hostilities in the American Revolutionary War. In 1789, electors chose George Washington to be the first president of the United States. In 1861, delegates from six southern states that had recently seceded from the Union met in Montgomery, Alabama, to form the Confederate States of America. In 1913, Rosa Parks, a Black woman whose 1955 refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., city bus to a white man sparked a civil rights revolution, was born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee. In 1944, the Bronze Star Medal, honoring “heroic or meritorious achievement or service,” was authorized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in Memphis, Tennessee, by entertainer Danny Thomas. In 1974, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst, 19, was kidnapped in Berkeley, California, by the radical Symbionese Liberation Army. In 1976, more than 23,000 people died when a severe earthquake struck Guatemala with a magnitude of 7.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1983, pop singer-musician Karen Carpenter died in Downey, California, at age 32. In 1997, a civil jury in Santa Monica, California, found O.J. Simpson liable for the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. In 1999, Amadou Diallo, an unarmed West African immigrant, was shot and killed in front of his Bronx home by four plainclothes New York City police officers. (The officers were acquitted at trial.) In 2004, the Massachusetts high court declared that gay couples were entitled to nothing less than marriage, and that Vermont-style civil unions would not suffice. Ten years ago: President Barack Obama appealed to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to focus on his legacy and begin an orderly process to relinquish the power he’d held for 30 years; however, Obama stopped short of calling for Mubarak’s immediate resignation. Iraq’s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, said he would return half of his annual salary to the public treasury in a symbolic gesture that appeared calculated to insulate him against anti-government unrest spreading across the Middle East. Five years ago: In their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders of subjecting her to an “artful smear” by trying to cast her as beholden to Wall Street interests while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of America’s political establishment during the Democratic faceoff in Durham, New Hampshire. Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing on his practice of jacking up drug prices as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. One year ago: Thousands of medical workers in Hong Kong were on strike for a second day to demand that the country’s border with China be completely closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus; the territory reported its first death from the virus and the second known fatality outside China. Addressing a nation and a Congress sharply divided over his impeachment, President Donald Trump delivered a State of the Union address in which he hailed a “Great American Comeback” on his watch; Republican legislators chanted “Four More Years,” while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up her copy of Trump’s speech as he ended the address. Daniel arap Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president, died at 95. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Jerry Adler is 92. Former Argentinian President Isabel Peron is 90. Actor Gary Conway is 85. Actor John Schuck is 81. Rock musician John Steel (The Animals) is 80. Singer Florence LaRue (The Fifth Dimension) is 79. Former Vice President Dan Quayle is 74. Rock singer Alice Cooper is 73. Actor Michael Beck is 72. Actor Lisa Eichhorn is 69. Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor is 62. Actor Pamelyn Ferdin is 62. Rock singer Tim Booth is 61. Rock musician Henry Bogdan is 60. Country singer Clint Black is 59. Rock musician Noodles (The Offspring) is 58. Actor Gabrielle Anwar is 51. Actor Rob Corddry is 50. Singer David (dah-VEED’) Garza is 50. Actor Michael Goorjian is 50. TV personality Nicolle Wallace is 49. Olympic gold medal boxer Oscar De La Hoya is 48. Rock musician Rick Burch (Jimmy Eat World) is 46. Singer Natalie Imbruglia (em-BROO’-lee-ah) is 46. Rapper Cam’ron is 45. Rock singer Gavin DeGraw is 44. Rock singer Zoe Manville is 37. Actor/musician Bashy, AKA Ashley Thomas, is 36. Actor Charlie Barnett is 33. Olympic gold medal gymnast-turned-singer Carly Patterson is 33. Actor Kyla Kenedy (cq) (TV: “Speechless”) is 18.last_img read more

COVID-19 : SC Reduces Bond Amount For Release From Foreigners’ Detention Centre As Rs 5000 From Rs 1 Lakh [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesCOVID-19 : SC Reduces Bond Amount For Release From Foreigners’ Detention Centre As Rs 5000 From Rs 1 Lakh [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 April 2020 9:28 AMShare This – xIn view of the impending threat of COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court has ordered that detainees at detention centers of Assam who have been incarcerated for more than 2 years may be released on execution of personal bonds with two sureties. The order was passed while hearing an application moved by Assam-based NGO ‘Justice and Liberty Initiative’ in the suo moto case registered by…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn view of the impending threat of COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court has ordered that detainees at detention centers of Assam who have been incarcerated for more than 2 years may be released on execution of personal bonds with two sureties. The order was passed while hearing an application moved by Assam-based NGO ‘Justice and Liberty Initiative’ in the suo moto case registered by the Supreme Court for decongestion of prisons in India. The application was moved for modification of a previous order of the court dated May 10, 2019 in Supreme Court Legal Services Committee v. Union of India & Others, whereby it was directed that all detainees from detention centres who have spent more than 3 years in detention be released, subject to execution of bonds. The applicants had now sought that the order be modified and the period of three years be reduced to one year.COVID-19 : SC Orders Release Of Persons Lodged For Over 2 Years In Assam Foreigners’ Detention Centres [Read Order] Opposing the application, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted that it would be hazardous to release such people since they would again mix with rest of the population and it would be difficult to trace them, in case the Government resorts to certain steps under the law. Disagreeing with the SG, a bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar observed that the May 2019 order was passed when there was no danger of any pandemic like the present one. However, having regard to the present circumstances prevailing in the country and having regard to the fact that it had already permitted the release of prisoners and people under detention in general, and such detenues who have completed three years upon their declaration as foreigners, we see no reason why the period should not be reduced from three years to two years” Accordingly it ordered, “The prisoners or detenues who have been under detention for two years shall be entitled to be released on the same terms and conditions as those laid down in the aforesaid order dated 10.05.2019, except that they shall not be required to furnish a bond in the sum of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh only). Instead they shall be required to furnish a bond in the sum of Rs.5,000/- (Rupees five thousand only) with two sureties of the like sum of Indian citizens.” Notably, there are six detention centres in Assam, in which 802 persons are under detention, as told by Union Minister Nityanand Rai in Lok Sabha last month. To avoid overcrowding in prisons in the wake of COVID pandemic, the Supreme Court on March 23, 2020 had directed all states and Union Territories to set up high level committees to determine class of prisoners who could be released on parole for four to six weeks. The Supreme Court has also issued certain supplementary measures to be observed by the state and prison authorities, so that the release of prisoners itself does not lead to spread of COVID-19. Case Details: Case Title: In Re : Contagion Of Covid 19 Virus In Prisons Case No.: Suo Motu WP (C) No.1/ 2020 Quorum: Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar Appearance: Amicus Curiae Dushyant Dave, Attorney General for India KK Venugopal, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

AT&T Mobility to Sell iPhone 3G in Vermont on January 15th

first_imgAT&T Mobility today announced that it will launch iPhone(TM) 3G at company-owned retail stores in Vermont.The launch of iPhone 3G is made possible by AT&T Mobility’s December 2008 acquisition of Unicel assets in Vermont. The company has been installing its systems and training employees at its ten legacy Unicel stores across the state to begin offering the full slate of AT&T Mobility products and services — including the highly anticipated iPhone 3G — on January 15.”iPhone 3G will arrive for AT&T Mobility customers in Vermont on January 15th,” said Steve Krom, vice president and general manager of the company’s New England operations. “We are committed to offering the most innovative products and services to our customers, and we are pleased to be part of this great milestone in our market.”AT&T Mobility is making it easy for customers to prepare for their iPhone purchase by posting “Get iReady” tips and frequently asked questions at http://www.att.com/iphone(link is external). Legacy Unicel customers and other new AT&T Mobility customers in Vermont who wish to port or retain their phone number from another wireless carrier should consider bringing a copy of a bill from their current service provider. Customers will be asked to provide account information as it appears on record with their current provider, including:Account numberName of the account holderAccount holder’s Social Security number or Tax IDBilling addressPIN or password (if applicable)Pricing and EligibilityiPhone 3G will be available for $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB model. These prices require two-year contracts and are available to the following:Customers activating a new line with AT&T Mobility.All legacy Unicel customers.Current AT&T Mobility customers who are eligible, at the time of purchase, for an upgrade discount.Current AT&T Mobility customers who are not eligible for an upgradediscount can purchase iPhone 3G for $399 for the 8GB model or $499 for the 16GB model. Both options require a new two-year service agreement. Current customers may also choose to wait until they become eligible for an upgrade discount. Eligibility is generally determined by amount of time remaining on a current contract and payment history.Current AT&T Mobility customers who are upgrading to iPhone 3G will pay an $18 upgrade fee and new AT&T Mobility customers will pay the standard $36 activation fee. Activation fees will be waived for legacy Unicel customers in Vermont.For the complete array of the company’s offerings, visit http://www.att.com(link is external).About AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world’s most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation’s leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Telecommunications Company list and No. 1 on America’s Most Admired Telecommunications Company list. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com(link is external).last_img read more

Live Outside and Play: April Pit Stops

first_imgHello past Live Outside and Play readers, new LOAP fans, and friends of Blue Ridge Outdoors and Elevation Outdoors! We are your new road team for the 2017 season, and we couldn’t be more ready to get rubber to pavement and start the adventure.Excited isn’t even close to how we feel about starting this journey. Ecstatic, euphoric? Fired up! We can’t wait to sleep with the doors open, see every sunrise, meet a thousand new people, and share their (and our) stories. Roxy loves surfing snow, cast iron campfire dinners, and making Ben dance in various outdoor locations. In her non-adventure time, Roxy plays didgeridoo, mixes mean margaritas, and creates a lot of lists. She hails from Northern Va., where she learned how to cast her friends in homemade movies every summer. She refined her skills in New York City, and when the mountains spoke to her more loudly than the skyscrapers, she moved to Denver, Colo. From there it was a quick hop, skip, and jump to every outdoor activity imaginable — summer camp for adults.Ben loves arduous hikes, jetboil coffee (i.e. needs), and scrambling class 4 skree fields without an end in sight (Roxy’s nightmare). In his non-adventure time, Ben tells dad jokes, unpretentiously sips craft beer, and re-organizes his adventure gear. He grew up in Ohio where some of his earliest memories were camping with his grandparents, enjoying the outdoors, and building really sketchy bike ramps in the woods. Like Roxy, Ben moved to Denver in search of adventure and found an outdoor playground. He’s worked in digital media and outdoor television since 2009 and is ready to ditch the desk for something a little more scenic.We will be van’ing all over the East Coast from the southern charm of Georgia up to the grassy knolls of Pennsylvania. If you live ANYWHERE near ANY of those states, we want to meet you! Here are some places where we can cross paths:April 1st: Tallulah Festival, Lakemont, GeorgiaApril 2nd: Meet Up #1: River cleanup on the Chattooga RiverApril 14th—16th: Tom Tom Founders Festival, Charlottesville, VirginiaApril 15th: Meet Up #2: Group ride at Tom Tom FestApril 21st—23rd: Tuck Fest, Charlotte, North CarolinaMay 5th—6th: Cheat River Fest, Albright, West VirginiaMay 7th: Meet Up #3: River cleanup on the Cheat RiverNot only do you get to hang out with us, you also get to familiarize yourself with some incredible outdoor companies: La Sportiva, Crazy Creek, National Geographic, RovR Products, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, LifeStraw, and Lowe Alpine. We will have giveaways, snacks, and high fives. Come hang out. If you can’t make it, you should contact us via social media.—Instagram: LiveOutsideandPlayFacebook: LiveOutsideandPlaySee you out there!last_img read more

Garnar, Brindisi, Reed share thoughts on recent community protests

first_img“I’m disgusted with what happened with George Floyd, the people, the person that murdered him should go to jail, the people that watched it should be held accountable as well, I understand the anger as much as I can, but I also think police are honorable, it’s an honorable profession and they’re good people and to what happened last night they took a lot of stuff being said to them, very difficult things being said to them and they just listened and I think that’s a credit to them.” (WBNG) — 12 News spoke with several local leaders Wednesday to hear their thoughts on the recent protests around the Binghamton area. Reacting to the recent protests, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said: So far, our community has only seen protesting that ended peaceful in our area. Roughly 1,000 people took to the streets on Sunday, and hundreds once again Tuesday night. “I think the protests that to me are the ones that are making the biggest difference are the ones that are organized, that are done in a way that are very productive and they’re done peacefully, they’re done in the spirit of that civil disobedience of Martin Luther King and my hope is that we’re going to see more of those not only in Binghamton, but across the entire state.” Democratic U.S. Representative Anthony Brindisi said: Republican U.S. Representative Tom Reed said: “I think it’s great that people are exercising their right to be able to protest the murder of George Floyd, it’s right that we condemn that murder and it’s good to see that in our district folks are coming together peacefully to be able to express their concerns.”last_img read more

What is the cause of being overweight or obese?

first_imgHealthLifestyle What is the cause of being overweight or obese? by: – September 23, 2014 265 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share In some respects, the cause sounds quite simple. Your weight depends on how much energy you take in (the calories in food and drink) and how much energy your body uses (burns) up:If the amount of calories that you eat equals the amount of energy that your body uses up, then your weight remains stable.If you eat more calories than you burn up, you put on weight. The excess energy is converted into fat and stored in your body.If you eat fewer calories than you burn up, you lose weight. Your body has to tap into its fat stores to get the extra energy it needs.A common wrong belief is to think that if you are overweight or obese, you have a low metabolic rate. (Your metabolic rate or metabolism is the amount of energy that your body needs to keep going.) In fact, if you are obese or overweight you have a normal, or even high, metabolic rate (as you use up more energy carrying the extra weight).The reasons why energy taken in may not balance energy used up and may lead to weight gain, include the following.How much you eat and drinkMost people in the UK live where tasty food can be found at almost any time of day or night. Many of the foods that people eat are those higher in calories (particularly fatty and sugary foods), so-called energy-dense foods. Although your body gives you a feeling of fullness after eating enough (satiety), you can easily ignore this feeling if you are enjoying tasty foods. Food portion sizes in general have increased. There has also been a tendency to eat out more over recent years. If you eat out, you are more likely to eat food that is more energy-dense than you would eat at home. The amount of processed foods and ready-made meals available has also increased in response to our busy lives. These are often foods that are more energy-dense as well. However, even healthy foods contain calories and can tip the energy balance if we eat too much of them.What you drink is also important. Alcohol and sugary drinks contain a lot of calories. Even fresh fruit juices that you may think are healthy can make up a significant part of your daily calorie intake if you drink too much of them.In short, many people are overweight or obese simply because they eat and drink more than their body needs.Your physical activity levelsWhere does physical activity fit in to your current lifestyle? Most people in the UK do not do enough physical activity. Fewer people these days have jobs which are energetic. The variety of labour-saving devices and gadgets in most homes and the overuse of cars, means that most people end up using up much less energy compared with previous generations. The average person in the UK watches 26 hours of television per week and many even more (the couch potato syndrome).A lack of physical activity by many people is thought to be a major cause of the increase in obesity in recent years.GeneticsYou are more likely to be obese if one of your parents is obese, or both of your parents are obese. This may partly be due to learning bad eating habits from your parents. But, some people actually inherit a tendency in their genes that makes them prone to overeat. So, for some people, part of the problem is genetic.It is not fully understood how this genetic factor works. It has something to do with the control of appetite. When you eat, certain hormones and brain chemicals send messages to parts of your brain to say that you have had enough and to stop eating. In some people, this control of appetite and the feeling of fullness (satiety) may be faulty, or not as good as it is in others.However, if you do inherit a tendency to overeat, it is not inevitable that you will become overweight or obese. You can learn about the power of your appetite, ways to resist it, be strict on what you eat and do some regular physical activity. But you are likely to struggle more than most people where your weight is concerned. You may find it more difficult to stop yourself from gaining weight or to lose weight.Medical problemsLess than 1 person in 100 obese people has a ‘medical’ cause for their obesity. For example, conditions such as Cushing’s syndrome and an underactive thyroid are rare causes of weight gain. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may also be overweight. (See separate leaflets called Cushing’s Syndrome and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome for further details on these conditions.)Some medicines such as steroids, some antidepressants, sulfonylureas and sodium valproate may contribute to weight gain. If you give up smoking, your appetite may increase and, as a result, you may put on weight. People with low mood or depression may also have a tendency to eat more energy-dense ‘comfort’ foods and so gain weight.What are the benefits of losing weight and how much weight should I lose?It is difficult to measure how much quality of life is improved if you lose some weight. Many people feel better, and have more energy. Some people notice an improvement in their self-esteem. But there are also definite health benefits from losing some weight. As explained above, many diseases are more common in obese and overweight people and you are less likely to develop them if you lose some weight.What is more, if your BMI is between 25 to 35, much of the health benefits come with losing the first 5-10% of your weight. (For example, if you weigh 90 kg and you lose 9 kg, this would be 10% of your original weight.) If your BMI is between 25 to 35, on average, if you reduce your weight by 10%:You are much less likely to develop the health problems listed above, such as diabetes.If you already have problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, or diabetes, these are likely to improve. If you are taking medication for these problems, you may need a reduced dose.Your chance of dying at any given age is reduced. This is mainly because you are less likely to die from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or obesity- related cancers.If your BMI is more than 35, you are more likely already to have health problems related to being overweight. You will probably need to lose between 15-20% of your original weight to have sustained improvements in these health problems and other health benefits.Patient.Colast_img read more