Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES John Nobel Tupas Marvin of the Philippines competes against Adli Hafidz Bin Mohd Pauzi of Malaysia in the finals of the light heavyweight division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Tupas won to pocket the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR—It took just 21 seconds for Filipino-British John Nobel Tupas Marvin to make good on his promise to “go grind it out down the trenches.”In the process, he won his first gold medal for the Philippines Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Dedicating his victory to teammate Carlo Paalam, who dropped a questionable decision to a Malaysian foe, Marcial ignored the pain from his punching knuckles to beat Thai Pathomasak Kuttiya via unanimous decision.READ: 3 Filipino boxers in SEA Games finals; Suarez crashes“I cried after he (Paalam) lost, that’s why I really tried to win despite my hurting hand,” said Marcial of his left hand, which he injured during the Olympic qualifying last year.Mario Fernandez, defending champion in bantamweight, bowed to Chatchai Butdee of Thailand via split decision earlier at MITEC Hall 6.The Philippines thus won two golds and one silver in boxing, which produced five mints two years ago in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Double gold for PH boxing as Marcial, Marvin deliver “I expected that to happen. Sorry it didn’t last very long,” said the former British Army fighter.READ: Double gold for PH boxing as Marcial, Marvin deliver FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHis slugger-type brand of boxing was the perfect style for the lethargic Adli Hafidz Mohd Pauzi, and it allowed Marvin to knock out his foe just 21 seconds into the first round of their light heavyweight championship bout.Marvin’s victory came on the heels of Eumir Felix Marcial’s sensational victory in the middleweight class. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo This time, however, only six weight divisions were played and there were no competitions for the womens class, which gave the Filipinos one gold in Singapore.The country also took home bronzes through former champion Charly Suarez in light welter and Ian Clark Bautista in flyweight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View comments
footballindian footballNgangom Bala DeviRangers Football Club First Published: November 18, 2019, 6:31 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Ngangom Bala Devi has been called for trials at the Scottish Premier League club Rangers Football Club. Bala Devi is the most experienced member of the current Indian women’s football team.According to the press release, Bala Devi is supposed to travel to Glasgow on November 19 for a week-long trial at the club, including training and matches. If Bala is successful, she will sign a professional contract with the Rangers for the 2020 season and will become the first Indian woman to play fully professionally outside India. Rangers’ men’s team is managed by Steven Gerrard and are currently in the Scottish Premier League and play in the Europa League. The club’s women’s football team finished fourth in the Scottish Building Society League 2019 Season (Level 1 – highest level). Rangers women’s football team is a fully professional women’s team.Star Cement is sponsoring Bala Devi, which will help her pursue her trials. Thanking them for the support, Bala Devi was quoted as saying, “I am very happy to be given this opportunity and look forward to travelling to Glasgow and doing my best. I hope I can make the club and make my country proud.”Commenting on the initiative, Sanjay Kr. Gupta, CEO, Star Cement, was quoted as saying by the release, “We at Star Cement are very proud to be associated with Bala Devi Ngangom in our bid to take forward the objectives of women sports in India and help them improve their performances and rise in their sports career.””Star Cement has always been at the forefront of promoting various aspects of North-East life and culture and this support is another humble effort in that direction,” Gupta added.Bala Devi was the AIFF Women’s Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015. She also finished as the top scorer in this year’s Indian Women’s League (IWL) and Senior National Women’s Championships.
Showing parts of India as territories of China or Pakistan on any digital platform could land violators in jail with a maximum term of seven years and fine up to Rs100 crore.The move is part of the ‘The Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016’ following recent instances where certain social networking sites showed Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh as part of Pakistan and China respectively.If the Bill becomes a legislation, online platforms like Google will have to apply for a licence to run Google Maps or Google Earth in India.According to the proposed law, it will be mandatory to take permission from a government authority before acquiring, disseminating, publishing or distributing any geospatial information of India. The Bill says those who already have this information will be required to make an application for a license within one year of the law coming into existence.No person shall depict, disseminate, publish or distribute any wrong or false topographic information of India including international boundaries through internet platforms or online services or in any electronic or physical form. Whoever, if any geospatial information of India in contravention of the law is acquired, it shall be punished with a fine ranging from Rs1 crore to Rs100 crore and/or imprisonment for a period upto seven years, according to the draft Bill.Geospatial information means imagery or data acquired through satellites, aircrafts, airships, balloons, unmanned aerial vehicles including graphical or digital data depicting natural or man-made physical features or boundaries of earth or any information related thereto including surveys, charts, maps, photos references to cob-ordinate systems and having attributes. The government also proposed to set up a Security Vetoing Authority to carry out checks on the geospatial information of India in a time-bound manner and as per regulations framed by an apex committee. The Security Vetoing Authority shall consist of an officer of the rank of joint secretary to the government of India or above, as chairman and two members – a technical expert and a national security expert.advertisementAny person who wants to acquire, disseminate, publish or distribute any geospatial information of India, may make an application along with requisite fees to the authority for security Vetoing of the information and to acquire license to publish or distribute information in any form, the Bill says.According to the Bill, the Security Vetoing Authority, on receipt of an application and after examining it in terms of guidelines, shall either grant the license or reject it. If a license is granted and the licensee fails to comply with the terms of this Act, the enforcement authority may, after making an inquiry, revoke the license granted.Also ReadTake licence or close Maps, Modi govt may soon tell Google
BMW has announced the arrival of a new concept car. The BMW Group will present a design study at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on May 26, 2017 which provides an exclusive look ahead to the BMW 8 Series Coupe slated for 2018. The concept car embodies uncompromising dynamics and contemporary luxury – the essence of a modern BMW coupe.Harald Krueger, Chief Executive, BMW Group said, “The BMW 8 Series Coupe will build on our tradition of luxurious sports coupes and add a genuine dream car to our line-up – a slice of pure automotive fascination.”Krueger added, “The 8 Series Coupe will underpin our claim to leadership in the luxury segment. I can tell you today that this will be a true luxury sports coupe.”Watch this space for more information.ALSO READ:BMW brings the M Performance Training Program to IndiaALSO READ:BMW Motorrad globally reveals the R 1200 GS xDrive Hybrid with all-wheel drive ALSO READ:BMW appoints Shivapada Ray as head of BMW Motorrad in India
Samsung will soon launch its first smartphone with dual cameras. We know that Samsung is presently working on bringing the successor of the fiery Note 7, dubbed Galaxy Note 8 in real life. Apart from this, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer is also working on another smartphone, which is reportedly the Samsung Galaxy C10. Not much is known about the Galaxy C10 at present, apart from the fact that it may come with dual cameras set up.If rumours prove true, Samsung Galaxy C10 will probably be the first ever phone by the South Korean smartphone maker to come with dual cameras. To recall, previously leaked rumours about the upcoming Note 8 also shows the coming of dual cameras. That being said, Samsung, if the speculations are to be trusted upon is probably emphasising a lot to adapting the new dual camera trend.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro review: Good but not enough to beat the bestIt is no deniable fact that dual camera is the new on-going trend that most smartphone manufacturer has been. The recently announced Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with exactly the same camera configuration. And now, Samsung is probably gearing up to adopt the trend, and lead the race. We say this as the leaked press renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy C10 shows the coming of dual cameras. Galaxy note 8 is also rumoured to sport dual camera set up. However, these bits of information are just rumours and should be taken with a pinch of salt until the official announced the devices.advertisement Press renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy C10 was shared on Weibo, and was first spotted by Android Headlines. The image shows only the upper half of the rear side of the unfinished phone. Apart from showing the dual camera in all its glory, it also shows that the power button will be placed on the right side of the device. The leak also tips that the Galaxy C10 will be announced in Rose colour. However, Samsung may announce several other colour variants as well.Previous leaks suggest that the Samsung Galaxy C10 may sport dual-LED flash, which will reportedly be placed in between the dual rear cameras. As of now, no other details about the smartphone have been revealed yet.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Vs Galaxy A5 2017: When size mattersApart from C10, Samsung is also working on Galaxy Note 8 and the refurbished Note 7, which will reportedly be called Note 7R. Rumours suggest, in terms of specifications, the to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will sport a 6.3-inch display and will also feature a dual-camera setup, like the C10. Furthermore, the smartphone is expected to feature a 12-megapixel wide-angle CIS dual camera and a 13-megapixel telephoto CIS. Rumours further reveal that Note 8 will support 3X optical zoom, come with dual 6P lenses, and support dual OIS.
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens dominated in the middle two quarters en route to a comfortable 72-86 road win at EA7 Emporio Armani Milan on Wednesday night. The win improved Panathinaikos’s record to 8-5 and a share of fifth place, while Milan lost its sixth consecutive game to fall to 4-9. The hosts led 21-16 after the first quarter, but Panathinaikos scored the first 11 and the last 10 points of the second stanza to go into halftime up 29-40, before extending the lead to 22 at the end of three quarter and cruising to victory. Mike James paced the winners with 19 points. Nick Calathes had 16 points and 6 assists, K.C. Rivers netted 12, while James Feldeine and Ioannis Bourousis had 10 apiece for Panathinaikos, which hit 13 three-point shots on the night. Jamel McLean collected 16 points and 9 rebounds for Milan, and Rakim Sanders finished with 10 in defeat.Miroslav Raduljica was active inside for Milan early on, but Calathes scored 10 points, including a pair of triples, that gave Panathinaikos a 9-12 lead. Milan answered, taking the ball inside and using opportunities in transition. McLean had a powerful dunk, and Ricky Hickman took it the length of the court for a layup and 21-16 lead after 10 minutes. But the visitors opened the second quarter with a 0-11 run, during which Bourousis had a three-point play, and James went coast-to-coast for a big dunk. Milan needed almost five minutes to score its first basket of the second quarter. Hickman and McLean got Milan within a single point, but Panathinaikos scored the last 10 points of the half, including back-to-back threes from Antonis Fotsis and Rivers, and James took it coast-to-coast again for a last-second layup and a 29-40 lead at halftime. Threes from Chris Singleton and Rivers opened a 29-46 advantage in the opening 75 seconds of the third. Milan could not find offensive rhythm as it was all Panathinaikos. James Feledeine hit back-to-back shots from long distance, both assisted by Calathes, who made a runner of his own that helped the visitors break the 20-point barrier, 38-59. A triple from James made it 42-64 going into the fourth quarter, and there was no coming back for the hosts. The lead was as big as 26 points in the last quarter, before Mantas Kalnietis helped lower the margin in the final minutes.TweetPinShare0 Shares
His penchant for hitting double hundreds is universally acknowledged and skipper Rohit Sharma will be eager to make his 200th appearance for India a memorable one with a solid performance against a below-par New Zealand in the fourth ODI here Thursday.With the series already sealed, Rohit, who has a good record as stand-in captain and has three double hundreds in ODIs to his credit, would aim to tighten the noose around New Zealand in what could be another batting friendly track at Seddon Park.A 4-0 lead will be India’s biggest series win (across formats) in their 52 years of touring New Zealand having first visited the country back in 1967.For India, the two remaining matches give the side an ideal platform to once again test the bench strength and give the younger men a feel of match situations.The status of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s hamstring injury is not known but according to team sources, there is nothing much to worry about. A decision on Dhoni’s availability will be taken before the toss on Thursday.In case Dhoni is available and the team management avoids tinkering with the combination, he will walk in as Virat Kohli’s replacement. Kohli has been rested for the remainder of the tour.However, if the visitors opt for a like-for-like replacement, then Indian fans could get a glimpse of the immensely talented Shubman Gill in the senior team jersey.Billed as one for the future, many experts have found a striking similarity in the 19-year-old Gill’s strokes with the ones that Kohli plays effortlessly.advertisement”I wasn’t even 10 percent of what he [Shubman] is, when I was 19,” Kohli had said after India’s series win in Mount Maunganui.Following Kohli’s effusive praise, Shastri and Sharma might just give Gill a go and check if he can also be an option at No 4, where Ambati Rayudu has done a decent, if not spectacular, job so far.In case both Gill and Dhoni are included, Dinesh Karthik could well be rested.The bowling department also looks settled with Kuldeep Yadav (8 wickets in 3 games) and Yuzvendra Chahal (6 wickets in 3 games) accounting for 14 wickets so far in the series.But Mohammed Shami, who has won back-to-back Man of the Match awards, could be given some rest as he has been playing non-stop since the start of the Australia Test series.In case Shami is rested, Khaleel Ahmed or Mohammed Siraj could be given another chance to stake their claim for the reserve pacer’s slot available in the World Cup squad.For New Zealand, everything seems to have gone haywire since the start of the series and skipper Kane Williamson has agreed that they have been completely outplayed by India.Their biggest problem has been the inability to read Kuldeep and Chahal, who have inflicted the maximum damage on the home team. Shami has also been pretty lethal in his first spell.Williamson has got starts but has not been able to convert them with scores of 64, 20 and 28 so far.Martin Guptill, an otherwise dangerous player, has also not been able to survive the new ball.Tom Latham and Ross Taylor have performed occasionally but none has been impactful consistently enough to change the complexion of the game.In the bowling department, the incisive Trent Boult has lacked support and Lockie Ferguson is far from a finished product. His was considered a USP but has been his biggest weakness in the series.Seamer Doug Bracewell and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi have also been mediocre, which makes the job of the ‘Black Caps’ tougher in the last two games.With all-rounder Jimmy Neesham added to the squad, he could well feature in the playing XI as the home team seeks some consolation from the humiliation that they have encountered so far.SQUADSIndia: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shubman Gill, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, and Ross Taylor.Also Read | MS Dhoni spotted at nets after missing out third ODI vs New ZealandAlso Read | Captain Kane Williamson back in T20Is, Henry Nicholls droppedAlso Read | India batsmen hate getting out, says Mitchell SantnerAlso Read | Sunil Gavaskar wants India to try out Shubman Gill in final 2 ODIs vs New Zealand
Toronto – In a move that has angered Palestinians and their supporters, Israel has installed security cameras outside the entrance to the Al Aqsa compound known as the Lion’s Gate and barred entry to journalists.In a statement released Sunday, the Islamic institutions in Jerusalem called the increased security measures at the site “measures of occupation” and demanded their removal.At virtually the same time the cameras were being installed, according to an Al Jazeera report, Major General Yoav Mordechai, Head of the Israel Defense body for Palestinian affairs, announced that Israel was open to dialogue aimed at alleviating tensions in Jerusalem. “The only thing we want is to ensure no one can enter with weapons again and carry out another attack,” Mordechai said. “We’re willing to examine alternatives to the metal detectors as long as the solution of alternative ensures the prevention of the next attack.”According to the same source, coordinated consultations between Palestinians, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and others are currently taking place. The announcement was made by Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas’ top advisor, Majdi Khaldi.Bloody demonstrations took place Friday as thousands of Palestinians massed to oppose the installation of metal detectors at Al Aqsa, the third holiest site in Islam. In the days leading up to Friday, Palestinian leaders had called for a “day of rage” to protest what they feared as an Israeli violation of the status quo regarding governorship of the site.Fearing the mass demonstration, Israel barred entrance to the site to any male under the age of 50 and refused entry to buses carrying Muslim worshippers wanting to attend Friday prayers. Thousands of additional Israeli security personnel were deployed and three young Palestinians were killed in the crackdown that followed.In an example of the consequences of the rising tensions, a 20-year-old Palestinian man posted his intent to attack an Israeli settlement home on Facebook, claiming his motivation was the violence he was witnessing. Omar al-Abed succeeded in stabbing four members of an Israeli family, killing three before being shot and killed himself by Israeli security.In response to the attack, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu announced during a cabinet meeting that Al-Abed’s family home would be destroyed, calling him “a despicable terrorist.”The added security measures had been put in place by Israel following the deaths of two Israeli police officers in East Jerusalem June 14. The three alleged Palestinian perpetrators were tracked to the Al-Aqsa where they were shot and killed by Israel police.
TORONTO — Sears Canada’s stock plunged more than 20 per cent Wednesday following a report that it’s preparing to seek court protection from creditors.The shares (TSX:SCC) fell 22.5 per cent, or 18 cents, to 62 cents on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The stock has been on a nosedive in the last year — losing more than 80 per cent of its value — and just last week the company warned there was “significant doubt” about its future and that it could be sold or restructured.Sears Canada didn’t respond for comment.Bloomberg, citing unnamed people it said were familiar with the matter, reported that the company is preparing to seek court protection from creditors within weeks and that the business could be sold off in pieces.The Toronto-based retailer and its American counterpart have been suffering from dwindling sales for years as a result of changes to consumer buying patterns and new competition, particularly from online shopping.In April, Sears Canada announced that its 2016-17 loss was $321 million.Shareholders rank after lenders and creditors in a court-supervised bankruptcy proceeding, so Sears Canada shares could lose most or all of their value if it files under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act or Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.According to regulatory documents, its biggest direct and indirect shareholder is billionaire Edward S. Lampert, who also controls the Sears Holding Corp. — a public company that owns Sears and Kmart stores in the United States.Shares of Sears Holdings, which retains a minority stake in the Canadian operation, dropped more than five per cent Wednesday on the Nasdaq.Efforts to reach hedge fund ESL Investments Inc. and Sears Holdings for comment were not successful Wednesday.
The government says the extension of the ban on the LTTE by India last week shows the Indians are well aware of the threat posed by remnants of the rebels.Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram announced last week that India has extended the ban on the rebels, also known as the LTTE, by another two years He insisted that key military installations in the north and east will remain in place owing to national security. (Colombo Gazette) “Militarily on the ground the Tigers are finished after we defeated them three years ago but Tamil Tiger remnants active overseas still pose a threat and India is well aware of that,” Government spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella told the Colombo Gazette. The LTTE was first outlawed in India in 1992 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, a year after the rebels assassinated former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Since then, the ban has been extended every two years and remains in force despite the military defeat of the rebels in May 2009.Rambukwella said that even in Sri Lanka measures will be taken to ensure that remnants of the rebel outfit do not attempt to create instability, especially in the north and east of the country.
Car production‘October marked the fourth successive month of double digit growth in UK car production this year, with a 31.1 per cent rise,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘This continued recovery is the result of strong demand for new models coming on stream. With the six month volumes up 12.4 per cent, we may even pass the year end forecast total of 1.525mn units.’ Source:CarsCommercial Vehicles Total vehicles Commercial vehicle production‘With a rise of 11.8 per cent, commercial vehicle production recovered in October, thanks mainly to strong domestic demand,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Growth came in both the heavy and light ends of the market and could well result in 2007’s total reaching its highest level since 1998.’ % of total81.7%76.5%62.3%60.2%79.2%74.5% 31.1%4.6%11.8%4.5%28.3%4.6% 29.8%4.8%2.1%-3.4%26.4%3.9% % of total18.3%23.5%37.7%39.8%20.8%25.5% SMMT LtdOct-07YTD 2007Oct-07YTD 2007Oct-07YTD 2007 37.0%4.1%32.7%19.0%36.0%6.6% * October car production soars 31 per cent* 81 per cent of cars destined for export* Commercial vehicle production recovering with 11.8 per cent rise in October Home27,915302,6558,37571,36136,290374,016 Export124,338983,11013,841107,775138,1791,090,885 Total152,2531,285,76522,216179,136174,4691,464,901 For more, please see the attached release. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
The BBC has had to issue a stern warning to staff after employees risked setting off the fire alarm by putting cheese in the toaster.Presenter Tina Daheley tweeted a picture of the notice, which warns staff not to put cheese in the kitchen appliance.It reads: “Following an incident last week where someone attempted to put cheese on toast through the toaster, can we remind you of the following: only plain sliced bread, bagels and muffins should be put through the toaster.”Failure to obseerve this will inconvenience other customers and may activate the smoke/fire alarms, resulting in an evacuation.”There have been multiple complaints about the offerings in the canteen recently from staff.Last week, Radio 4’s JP Devlin tweeted: “Porridge in the BBC canteen this morning was a bit runny. Problem with runny porridge is you can’t stack your bowl high but end up with a plateau. Have written to the Director General and the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.”He also posted a picture of the sign, writing: “Cheese and toast off the menu at the BBC says Director General following incident at station.”BBC Radio contributor Carol Gould complained about the state of the toaster, tweeting that it should be “sold on eBay.” 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.
https://jrnl.ie/4506411 One of the checkpoints today. Image: Garda Press Gardaí arrest 29 people in blitz on Cork based thieves and drug dealers Over €12,000 worth of drugs were also seized. Share417 Tweet Email Thursday 21 Feb 2019, 5:28 PM By Garreth MacNamee Image: Garda Press Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article One of the checkpoints today. No Comments Feb 21st 2019, 5:28 PM GARDAI ARRESTED A total 29 people today as part of a day of action targeting those believed to be involved in recent incidents of robbery, threats to kill and sale and supply of drugs.In total, 32 bench warrants were executed on 23 of the people arrested. They were held at garda stations throughout Cork City and brought before the courts. The remaining six people were released without charge and files will be prepared for the DPP.A total of five premises were searched under warrant which resulted in the seizure of €12,600 worth of suspected cannabis herb, cannabis resin, ecstasy and heroin. Three people were arrested as a result of these searches have since been released. Files will be prepared for the DPP.The operations conducted were carried out by local gardaí along with Detective, Immigration, Drugs Units, Roads Policing Unit, Dog Unit and the Armed Support Unit.Assistance for the Checkpoint Operation was provided by Revenue and Customs officers and the Department of Social Protection.As part of the day of action, two multi-agency checkpoints were carried out on the South Link road and North Ring Road.Immigration and Department of Social Protection have a number of follow up investigations to conduct.A garda spokesman said: “Revenue and Customs Officers checked 60 vehicles for the presence of green diesel with 0 detections. 32 people were screened by Social Protection Inspectors with a number of follow up investigations to be conducted. A further nine checkpoints were conducted by Roads Policing, Detective Branch and regular units which resulted in a number of road traffic offences being detected.Comments off as some of the above people have been charged. 32,166 Views
Online travel booking agency AirFastTickets is in the process of closing down and its employees have launched a strike to press for the payment of their salaries of recent months that are still owed to them.The company’s shutdown follows the bankruptcy of the AirFastTickets companies in Germany and the US.The alarm bells had been sounded about a year ago when the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the termination of its cooperation with the online agency, citing debts to the association.The company was unable to recover after that setback, while sources spoke of a delay in the payment of dues to airlines exceeding 50 million euros.In early 2014 AirFastTickets tried to stay alive by issuing a statement saying it was locked in negotiations with major Chinese companies for the sale of its majority stake.Apparently the talks bore no fruit, with the capital controls inflicting the killer blow. AirFastTickets had also been accused by other travel agencies of generating confusion among consumers through its sales techniques.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Astronomie : deux étoiles tournent l’une autour de l’autre à 500 km/sDes scientifiques ont découvert une paire d’étoiles binaires en orbite l’une autour de l’autre. Les étoiles mettent seulement 5,4 minutes pour effectuer une révolution.Le duo, appelé HM Cancri, est constitué de deux naines blanches, des étoiles de densité très élevée et qui constituent, d’après les scientifiques, l’avant-dernière étape de l’évolution d’une étoile. Elles semblent “danser”, tournant l’une autour de l’autre à une vitesse de 500 kilomètres par seconde, d’où leur temps de révolution si bas. Il faut noter que si cette vitesse augmentait encore, elle entraînerait une explosion du type supernova.À lire aussiGoogle Chrome, l’ESA et une vache marine, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 8 juilletElles constituent le plus rapide duo stellaire connu à ce jour et possèdent également la plus petite orbite entre deux étoiles, à peine trois fois supérieure au diamètre de la Terre. Entre ces deux étoiles circule du gaz, ce qui produit d’énormes quantités d’énergie.Les scientifiques ont pu déterminer la vitesse de l’orbite grâce au second plus gros télescope du monde, situé dans l’observatoire W.M. Keck, à Hawaï. Pour cela, ils ont mesuré les oscillations de la lumière envoyée par le système. L’amplitude donne une idée de la période de révolution et de la masse des étoiles. Le 15 mars 2010 à 16:46 • Emmanuel Perrin
LONGVIEW — Methanol proponents say they’re committed to seeing the $1.8 billion plant through in spite of a state board’s reversal on Friday of two major permits needed for the project. While the Port of Kalama and Northwest Innovation Works weigh their options, Gov. Jay Inslee maintained his support for the project, which would increase state greenhouse gas emissions by 1.28 percent annually.“The appeal process is a necessary part of that review. We fully expect the company to address the additional information needs as outlined by the recent decision of the Shoreline Hearing’s Board,” Inslee spokeswoman Tara Lee said Wednesday.Inslee has traveled to Kalama in support of the methanol project, which would use new technology to cut emissions by 31 percent compared to traditional manufacturing methods. Proponents also have argued the project would help China reduce its climate change impacts by replacing coal-based methanol with natural-gas based methanol, a key ingredient in producing plastic. Additionally, the Department of Ecology would require Northwest Innovation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.7 percent annually until 2035.“The governor is pleased that NWIW is looking to Washington state with new and cleaner technologies to make their product. The company has been diligent in working with both the community and local and state agencies in going through our rigorous environmental review,” Lee said.Even with the cleaner production methods, though, the project would still release a little over 1 million metric tons of greenhouse gas annually, the equivalent emissions of 260,000 passenger cars.
Shark sightings off the coast of Silver Strand prompt warnings Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 17, 2019 IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – The appearance of a shark in shallow waters off the coast of the Silver Strand today prompted lifeguards to issue warnings to swimmers and surfers in the area.The first of three sightings of the sea predator — believed to be a great white shark — occurred about 9 a.m., as Border Patrol agents in a helicopter flying over the ocean shoreline about a mile north of Imperial Beach noted its presence in the swells, said Robert Stabenow, chief of marine safety chief for the South Bay city.Less than an hour later, a sheriff’s helicopter crew spotted what was believed to be the same shark offshore from Navy property within the city limits of Coronado.Upon receiving the second report, Imperial Beach lifeguards set out aboard personal watercraft to look for the creature, catching glimpses of it just outside the surf line it in the same general area about 10:15 a.m., Stabenow said.The shark, which was in about 10 feet of water during the final sighting, appeared to be roughly 7 feet long, according to Stabenow.“So it’s pretty small, possibly a juvenile,” he said.As the lifeguards watched the animal, it swam off into deeper water and disappeared.Since the shark was of moderate size, was not behaving aggressively and was cruising areas with few people nearby, Imperial Beach lifeguards chose not to issue a formal public warning via posted signs, instead opting to verbally advise beachgoers about the sightings, Stabenow said. April 17, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota holds the Heisman Trophy after being named college football’s best player during the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Heisman Trust, Kelly Kline) NEW YORK — Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks.The understated star quarterback became Oregon’s first Heisman winner going away Saturday night, capping a three-year climb to college football’s most prestigious individual award.“I’m humbled to be standing here today,” Mariota said moments after he was announced as the winner.Mariota isn’t a bigger talker, but he steadily worked through his speech, thanking his teammates, teachers, friends and his home state of Hawaii. He finally hit a snag when it came time to thank his mother and father. He needed to take two deep breaths and still he got choked up.“I had to give thanks to so many people because where I am today, it’s all do to all those people,” Mariota said later. “It’s hard not to get emotional. It’s been a long journey. My emotions got the best of me.”A pinpoint passer with wide-receiver speed, Mariota came into his junior season as the favorite to win the 80th Heisman and delivered a performance that turned the presentation ceremony at a theater in Times Square into a foregone conclusion.
Jhuma AkhterPolice recovered the hanging body of a schoolgirl from the house of Ibarat Hossain, brother of MP (Manikganj-2 constituency) and popular singer Momtaz Begum, at Joymandap village of Singair upazila in Manikganj on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased is Jhuma Akhter, daughter of Riadul Islam of Medulia village in Singair upazila and also a JSC examinee.Jhuma had been living in Ibarat’s house and appeared in this year’s JSC examination from there.The residents of the house found Jhuma hanging at noon and informed police, said Khandaker Imam, officer-in-charge of Singair police station.Later, they recovered the body.
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