CPI (M), BJP party offices attacked in Bengal

first_imgA party office of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was attacked in Kolkata while a party office of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was targeted in West Bengal Jhargram district. The attacks were reported late on Tuesday evening. CPI (M) supporters said that the attack at Surya Sen Street, party office in Kolkata occurred when supporters Students’ Federation of India (SFI) had gathered to to pay homage to a school teacher and social activist Barun Biswas, who was killed in July, 2012.“Suddenly about 30 TMC cadres barged into the office and tried to disrupt the event. They were driven out by our workers,” Sangram Chatterjee, CPI(M) Kolkata district Committee member told The Hindu. At Jhargram, miscreants attacked the party office of BJP in ward number 14 of the town. BJP has done well in the recently held panchayat polls in the district. Sayantan Basu, spokesperson of BJP said that State general secretary Subrata Chaterjee and others were inside the party office when it was attacked. A number of vehicles were ransacked and few of party supporters sustained injuries, he said. Later a large contingent of police arrived to bring the situation under control. The Trinamool Congress leadership has denied any role in both incidents of violence.last_img read more

Two men beaten to death in Assam

first_imgLess than a fortnight after rumours spread via WhatsApp triggered communal violence in Meghalaya capital Shillong, social media posts about child abductors led to the lynching of two young men on vacation in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Friday evening.Nilotpal Das, an audio engineer into experimental music and Abjijeet Nath, a digital artist had gone to the hills on Friday. The two, in their late 20s, from affluent families in Guwahati, were working in Mumbai and Goa.Residents of Panjuri Kacharigaon, a Karbi tribal village about 200 km east of Guwahati, suspected the duo to be khupadhora or child abductors when they stopped to ask for directions. They dragged them out, tied and bludgeoned them to death.In a video clip of the incident that has triggered outrage on social media, a profusely bleeding Das is seen pleading with the mob that they were Assamese, not child abductors but to no avail.Four arrestedKarbi Anglong superintendent of police G.V. Siva Prasad said four people have been arrested. “A police team reached the spot after receiving information of the assault by 200-250 people. One of the victims had died on the spot, while the other died on way to the hospital,” he said, attributing the duo’s killing to “a combination of bad circumstances.”The district’s deputy commissioner, Mridul Kumar Mahanta, said the victims should have informed the police before visiting the remote area. Gopal Chandra Das and Ajit Nath, fathers of the two victims, have demanded stern action to discourage lynch mobs.Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, while ordering a probe into the incident, sought curbs on misuse of social media.last_img read more

PBA: TNT salvages win over Meralco

first_imgPBA IMAGESTNT blew a big lead before holding off Meralco, 113-107, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Jayson Castro made crucial defensive plays down the stretch to help the KaTropa preserve their fifth victory in eight games.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Arellano brushes off San Beda for second PVL win The 31-year-old Castro finished with 27 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field, three rebounds, three assists and two blocks while TNT import Glen Rice Jr. had 32 points and 11 rebounds.TNT lost a 21-point lead it built in the second quarter as Meralco pulled to within two, 78-76, at the 3:41 mark of the third quarter.The Bolts, however, couldn’t get over the hump as they suffered just their second loss in seven stints and slipped to third place.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters 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 Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Castro had two blocks late, including a risky rejection on Jared Dillinger’s 3-point attempt that kept the Bolts, who were just down by four, 109-105, during that point, at bay.“This [close] game was expected because we’re playing against probably the Best Import of the conference,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, referring to Meralco’s Allen Durham.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 opening“Our players were up to the challenge, Kelly (Williams), Mo (Tautuaa) and I think Ranidel (de Ocampo) for a while so it took us a team effort to make it hard for him on the offensive end,” he added.Durham, the reigning Governors’ Cup Best Import, still came away with 39 points and 24 rebounds despite the KaTropa’s defensive schemes. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more


first_imgAs Congress members refused to relent, Kurien was on his As Congress members refused to relent, Kurien was on his feet asking agitated members to listen to him. “Coming to the Well and shouting slogans is not justifiable, not acceptable. What are you going to achieve,” he asked, adding that the Congress members were encroaching upon the rights of 12 members who had given notices to raise Zero Hour submissions. As the din continued, Kurien adjourned the House till 1130 hours. When the House met again, similar scenes of slogan- shouting Congress members trooping into the Well were witnessed, forcing Kurien to adjourn the house till noon. Before the House was adjourned, Naqvi said the House will discuss the AgustaWestland deal on Wednesday and asked Congress members to do their homework properly. As Rajya Sabha met for the Question Hour at noon, Congress members again rushed into the Well and started raising similar slogans. Chairman Hamid Ansari asked protesting members not to raise slogans. As the pleas went unheeded and members of the main opposition party continued raising slogans, Ansari adjourned the House till 12.32 PM. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the matter raised by Congress members pertain to the state and should be raised in the state assembly. PTI NKD AMR ARClast_img read more

Realme C2 review: Great battery life, but display could have been better

first_imgRealme has so far matched Xiaomi in offering attractive phones with great hardware at affordable prices. The once Oppo sub-brand has found its footing in India and has successfully launched a number of well-received phone between Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000. This year, the company will mostly launch phones that replace last year’s models. While the Realme 3 Pro (Review) is the successor to the Realme 2 Pro, the Realme C2 is the logical next step after the Realme C1.The Realme C2 is the company most affordable phone right now and it offers a lot of appealing features for its budget pricing of Rs 5,999. The phone touts a dewdrop display, diamond-cut design, Helio P22 chipset, Android Pie and a large 4,000mAh battery, among other things. In our Realme C2 review, we find out whether the phone is a worthy successor to the Realme C1 and worth its entry-level pricing.Realme C2 DesignStarting off with the design, the Realme C2 looks pretty good for its budget pricing. A lot of the appeal comes from the back rather than the front. The rear panel has been changed from glossy on the C1 to a matt-like finish on the C2. It’s a plastic shell with micro patterns on it which feels nice to touch. The diamond-cut design, which has been a popular choice for Realme in the past, makes a comeback here with the pattern looking more pronounced on the Realme C2’s rear panel. The phone is offered in Diamond Blue and Diamond Black colours.advertisement One of the benefits of having a textured matt panel on the back is that it doesn’t attract smudges or scratches, leaving the panel pristine throughout. The panel offers a smooth-often-slippery feel and is mostly clean apart from a camera setup and the Realme logo. There is no fingerprint sensor on the Realme C2, so you will have to rely on face unlock or the pattern/PIN method to unlock the device.The build quality is sturdy and the frame feels rock solid. The power button is placed on the right side while the volume buttons and sim slot are found on the left side of the frame. The buttons have a nice placement and are easy to reach. The card slot can hold two Nano SIM cards and a microSD card. Present on the bottom of the frame is a 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB port, speaker grille and microphones.Realme C2 DisplayThe sports a 6.1-inch HD+ dewdrop display with thinner bezels compared to its predecessor. The iPhone X-like wide notch on the Realme C1 has been reduced on the Realme C2, offering more screen real estate. The U-curve on the top is flatter, which means it is much less intrusive. There is a fairly thick chin, but that’s expected in this price segment. Talking about the display quality, you will find that the Realme C2 offers great colour reproduction. Colours are deep and pleasant to look at, whether it’s the gradience of the app icons or colour depth in video content. That being said, the Realme C2 has some major display issues as well. It doesn’t offer great sharpness as it’s easy to spot pixelation of texts and jaggedness while watching videos even at 720p. Viewing angles are average and so are the brightness levels, making the display quite dull. You won’t have an issue looking at the display indoors, but you will struggle under bright sunlight.Realme C2 Performance and SoftwarePowering the Realme C2 is an octa-core 2Ghz MediaTek Helio P22 chipset based on a 12nm process. The Realme C1, in comparison, is powered by a 1.8Ghz Snapdragon 450 chipset. With a faster MediaTek processor, the Realme C2 sees a noticeable bump in performance over its predecessor. For a Rs 6,000 phone, I feel most users are going to be satisfied with what they’re going to get.Opening apps for the first time will be slow, but when it comes to switching between them from the background, the Realme C2 does a pretty good job. A quick browsing through the UI was generally a smooth experience. The only other time when you might feel the phone is sluggish is when you’re scrolling through heavy apps. The Realme C2 is offered in two storage option – 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB.What really impressed me was the Realme C2’s gaming performance. If you thought that Rs 6,000 phones can’t run graphic-intensive games, the Realme C2 will change your mind. I ran PUBG on its default low graphics and it was admirably smooth throughout a 30-minute session. I did not notice a lot of drops in frame rate or sluggishness during gameplay. I completed the game with a Chicken Dinner and with the phone barely getting warm. Similarly, a fast-paced game like Asphalt 9 also works fairly well, although lags are a bit more prominent here. Overall, I feel the Realme C2 holds up well in gaming for its price, especially compared to more expensive phones like the Nokia 3.2.advertisement The Realme C2 is also one of the cheapest phones to run on Android Pie, which is nice to see. However, our review unit was on the March security patch, so it will be interesting to see how consistent the company is with its Android security updates. With ColorOS 6 on top, you get a lot of preloaded apps like Amazon, DailyHunt, NewsPoint, ShareChat, Wynk Music, UC Browser, Webnovel, Opera browser and so on. These can be uninstalled if you want a cleaner-looking interface.There is no denying that ColorOS 6 is still cluttered, but there are some benefits as well. The custom Oppo software comes with some helpful battery saving options to get the most juice out of the device. You also get a feature called Dual Channel Network Acceleration, which intelligently uses Wi-Fi and mobile data concurrently to offer better speeds and a smoother connectivity. It comes in handy especially for apps like PUBG, Facebook and Instagram where you need a fast and reliable connectivity.Face unlock is the only biometric option available to unlock the device, and it is impressively fast. Unlocking the phone is swift and snappy under bright to average lighting. It does tend to slow down in low-light and will refuse to work in darkness, but that’s expected. The speaker grille on the bottom doesn’t deliver a loud sound and the audio quality is average at best. Its placement on the bottom left also means you’re likely to cover it with your palm often while playing games or watching videos in landscape view.Realme C2 CameraAs for the cameras, the budget Realme C2 sports a 13-megapixel primary camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary depth camera. On the front, the Realme C2 gets 5-megapixel AI selfie camera, which remains the same as the Realme C1. The Realme C2 doesn’t come with Nightscape, but it does get Chroma Boost, which bumps up saturation and contrast to offer attractive photos. It also gets slow-mo video support that can record at 80fps at 480p, which doesn’t sound spectacular, but it’s some form of slow-motion nonetheless.With the Realme C2, you can’t expect terrific picture quality, but the phone does the best with what it gets. In daylight settings, the main camera offers some clean and attractive photos with deep and punchy colours, especially with Chroma Boost enabled. They look good enough to post on social media and the shutter speed is fast enough so you don’t capture blurry images. With HDR enabled, the camera can capture some decent high dynamic range photos as well. Overall, I feel the camera does extremely well in daylight for its price.advertisementIMAGE SAMPLESLow-light photos are largely noisy and hazy without Nightscape. You might be able to capture some workable nightlife shots of the city, but don’t expect them to look bright or sharp. Meanwhile, selfies captured using the front camera tend to look over-sharpened at times, but the camera does a decent job when it comes to balancing background exposure.Realme C2 BatteryAnother notable aspect about the Realme C2 is its large 4,000mAh battery. The battery when coupled with a dim display, a low power consuming chipset and optimised battery saving features means the Realme C2 can easily take you through a day and a half on full charge before you find yourself reaching for the charger. On most days, I used the Realme C2 for messaging on WhatsApp, streaming some videos on YouTube, playing a few games for about an hour and browsing through social media apps frequently and was still left with around 30-40 percent battery in the tank. You get a standard 10W charger with the box that will take around 2 hours to charge the device from zero to 100 per cent.Should you buy the Realme C2?The Realme C2 is a solid upgrade over the Realme C1 and it comes with a lot of admirable features for its price of Rs 5,999. You get a dewdrop display, a unique diamond-cut design, a long-lasting battery and a chipset capable of running games like PUBG and Asphalt 9. The Realme C2 largely offers an all-round experience at an entry-level price.There are issues with the Realme C2 as well, but most of them can be overlooked given the pricing. For one thing, the Realme C2 offers an average display panel with poor brightness levels. The software is cluttered and may not age well given the entry-level hardware. The Realme C2 works well as a starter phone or as a secondary device. At this price point, you won’t find a lot of phones that offer what the Realme C2 does, apart from a couple of phones from Xiaomi and Samsung.Realme C2 review7.5/10ProsSolid battery lifeUnique designAndroid PieConsDull displayAverage low-light camera performancelast_img read more

Clemson OL Blake Vinson Out For The Season

first_img “Blake Vinson is out. We’re going to go ahead and do surgery on him. He’ll miss the rest of the year with a patella injury,” Swinney said. “They’re going to go ahead and do it now so he’s fully recovered and ready to go for spring practice. Hate that for Blake.”In the interim, Swinney announced that freshman Will Putnam will take over for Vinson.Clemson backup LT Blake Vinson out for the season https://t.co/MRLpyub3w3— Phil Steele (@philsteele042) September 25, 2019A three-star prospect from the state of Florida in 2017, Vinson redshirted his freshman year. But according to The State, he is eligible to get a separate medical redshirt and potentially get a sixth year at Clemson.It’s a tough break for Vinson, but may be far from the end of his college career.Good luck on recovery Blake! clemson football cheerleadersCLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 15: The Clemson Tigers Rally Cats perform during a stoppage in play of the Tigers’ football game against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)The Clemson Tigers have steamrolled the opposition this year en route to a 4-0 start to the season. But it looks like they’ll have to go the rest of the campaign without offensive lineman Blake Vinson.Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced this week that Vinson has been ruled out for the rest of the year with a patella injury. Vinson was the designated backup left tackle, and a crucial piece of depth along Clemson’s line.Swinney also announced that Vinson will be undergoing surgery soon. He expressed optimism that Vinson will be ready to return when spring practice come around.Via The State:last_img read more

Virat Kohli rested for last two ODIs and T20I series vs New Zealand, Rohit Sharma to lead

first_imgVirat Kohli rested for last two ODIs and T20I series vs New Zealand, Rohit Sharma to leadVirat Kohli, who has played non-stop over the past several months, has been rested for the last two ODIs and T20I series vs New Zealand.advertisement India Today Web Desk MelbourneJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 24, 2019 08:04 IST India tour of New Zealand 2019: Rohit Sharma will lead India in the last two ODIs and the subsequent T20I series in the absence of Virat Kohli (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli will take a break after the third ODI vs New ZealandKohli has been rested for the final 2 ODIs and T20I series vs NZIn Kohli’s absence, Rohit Sharma will lead India. No replacement for KohliVirat Kohli has been rested for the final two ODIs against New Zealand and the three-match T20I series. Rohit Sharma will lead India in Kohli’s absence and no replacement has been named.Kohli had last been rested for the Asia Cup following India’s tour of Ireland and England where he had played all five T20Is, all three ODIs and the entire five-Test series where he scored 593 runs.Virat Kohli returned to lead India in the home series against West Indies before embarking on the tour of Australia. Kohli featured in all T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs.In New Zealand, Kohli will play three ODIs but will be rested for the 4th and 5th ODIs and the T20I series which follows immediately.After the tour of New Zealand, India will host Australia for a limited-overs tour. The Indian Premier League has also been advanced because of the World Cup which starts in England on May 30. India will be playing a two-match T20I and five-match ODI series against Australia at home from February 24.BCCI wants Kohli to rest ahead of Australia home seriesBCCI, in a press release, said Kohli has been rested keeping in mind his workload. As the premier batsman of the team, Kohli scored 2735 international runs including 11 hundreds in 2018.”India captain Virat Kohli will be rested for the fourth and fifth ODI against New Zealand and the subsequent T20I series. Considering his workload in the last few months, the team management and Senior selection committee is of the view that it would be ideal for him to get adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia,” the release said.advertisementPost-game shenanigans courtesy @msdhoni & @imVkohliThis looks fun #TeamIndia #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/0EXXHYh2v7BCCI (@BCCI) January 23, 2019Kohli had been in fine form in India’s historic Test series win in Australia. The India captain scored 282 runs, including a valiant hundred in Perth, from four Tests. He became the first India captain to lead the Asian giants to a Test series win on Australian soil. Kohli also scored a ton in the three-match ODI series, which India won 2-1.On Tuesday, Kohli became the first man to sweep all three ICC awards when he won the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the Year.Also Read | Watch: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni find a unique way to celebrate India’s victory over New ZealandAlso Read | Trained really hard, says Mohammed Shami after breaking Irfan Pathan’s recordAlso Read | India were on top of their game in Napier, bowling unit deserves credit: Kane WilliamsonAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Rohit Sharmalast_img read more

Inaugural Disabled Friendly Gala November 19

first_imgThe inaugural National Disability Friendly Awards Gala, which will celebrate disabled persons and recognise the contribution of individuals and organisations to the community, will be held on November 19 at the Wyndham Kingston hotel. The event, under the theme: ‘Jamaica: Removing Barriers… Creating Access’, is being organised by the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) in collaboration with the Jamaican Consulate in Toronto. It will be held under the distinguished patronage of Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen and is slated to get underway at 7:00 p.m. Executive Director of the JCPD, Christine Hendricks, said the event is part of efforts to highlight the importance of having a more disability-friendly environment, and also to lift the conversation of disability from just charity to that of inclusive development. “For far too long, as a nation, we have been seeing persons with disabilities being treated as charity cases and we want to help our nation, businesses, and people understand that persons with disabilities are people. They are consumers of goods, products and services, and so whatever it is that they produce, and the level of service that they give, is considered significant,” she said. Some of the highlights of the gala include presentations of awards, silent auctions, raffles, and live entertainment. The categories of awards are: Disability Friendly Lifetime Achievement Award, Disability Business Friendly Award, Disability Friendly Hotel Award, Disability Friendly Accessibility Award, Disability Friendly Excellence in Parenting Award, Disability Friendly Excellence in Special Education Award, Disability Friendly Media Access Award, and the Distinguished Parenting Award. Sponsors include the Wyndham Kingston, Royal Bank of the Canada (RBC), National Health Fund (NHF), and the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH). The JCPD Director is urging the public to support the event, which is also geared at helping persons with special needs understand that their disability does not have to keep them at a particular level, and that they can reach their highest potential despite their challenges. For further details on the gala, persons can contact the Disability Friendly Event Secretariat at 922- 8469.last_img read more

VIDEO: Occupying a Ship to Save the Amazon

first_imgWorld Maritime News Staff, August 8, 2014; Image: Greenpeace zoom Cargo ships often get caught up in the middle of political disputes and are often, like, in this case, targeted by political activists.In the following video by Greenpeace, Amazon forest activists stop a cargo ship involved in shipping pig iron from areas claimed to be under deforestation.last_img

Province Helps Build Healthy Sustainable Communities

first_imgAnnapolis Royal’s downtown area will get a visitor-friendly update as part of a $63,000 investment announced today, Nov. 1, by Premier Stephen McNeil. “Tourism is an important industry that employs Nova Scotians all across the province, and growing this sector benefits us all,” said Premier McNeil. “First impressions make lasting impressions on our visitors, so government and communities have to work together to make strategic investments that showcase our beautiful province and offer an enjoyable visitor experience.” The town is receiving $58,000 for an integrated downtown beautification plan that includes enhancements to George Street, the Kings Theatre boardwalk entry plaza, including seating, gateway signs along Route 8, interpretive panels along the boardwalk and trails, and upgrades to the public park. “This investment not only supports visitor-friendly initiatives, it will provide a safe and accessible place for families, children and seniors to come together and be physically active, and that is an important part of building healthy communities,” said Premier McNeil. Grant Potter Memorial Park will get $5,000 for improvements, including a new adventure hill with climbing and sliding activities, a grass play area and a series of trails that will encourage children to be more physically active. “The Town of Annapolis Royal council is thrilled with the support by the province towards the upgrades to downtown and the Grant Potter Memorial Park,” said Mayor Michael Tompkins. “The additions will create a sense of vibrancy in the downtown area which will appeal to visitors, and the park will promote physical activity among the community’s youth.” The funding is from two programs, First Impressions Program from the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency, and the Community Recreation Capital Grant Program offered by the Department of Health and Wellness.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: In a video message, Khouth’s brother Sam Vincent confirmed the death and encouraged fans of the 46-year-old actor to leave flowers and messages at the southwest corner of Queens and St. Johns streets. READ MORE Advertisement Facebook Advertisement ONCE UPON A TIME ACTOR KILLED IN METRO VANCOUVER CRASHThe victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Port Moody this week has now been identified online as Once Upon a Time actor, Gabe Khouth.On Twitter, Khouth’s brother Sam Vincent confirmed his identity, saying that Khouth suffered cardiac arrest while riding his motorcycle.“He went out doing what he loved, and he’s at peace now,” said Vincent. READ MORE On July 23rd, my friend, Gabe Kouth appeared to suffer a cardiac arrest while riding his motorcycle and tragically died as a result.Gabe ALWAYS put a smile on everyone’s face.My deepest condolences to his Family and friendsRIP-You kind, kind soul#Heartbroken #gonetoosoon pic.twitter.com/YxM516Xrxh— Peter Kelamis (@PeterKelamis) July 26, 2019 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment ONCE UPON A TIME VANCOUVER ACTOR GABE KHOUTH DEAD AT 46Vancouver actor Gabe Khouth, known for his role as ‘Sneezy’ in the popular TV series Once Upon a Time, has died following a motorcycle crash in Port Moody, B.C., Tuesday.In an emailed statement, Port Moody police say the crash happened along a stretch of St. Johns Street at 1:35 p.m. READ MOREVancouver actor Gabe Khouth known for role as Once Upon a Time’s Sneezy, dead at 46 (Twitter/YVRshoots)ONCE UPON A TIME ACTOR IDENTIFIED AS VICTIM IN FATAL METRO VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE CRASHOnce Upon a Time actor Gabe Khouth has been identified as the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash in Port Moody Tuesday afternoon. GABE KHOUTH, ACTOR IN ‘ONCE UPON A TIME,’ DIES AT 46Actor Gabe Khouth, known for his role on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” died unexpectedly on July 23 following a cardiac arrest. He was 46.Khouth’s friend Peter Kelamis, a fellow actor and comedian, took to Twitter on Thursday morning to confirm the news, writing, “On July 23rd, my friend, Gabe [Khouth] appeared to suffer a cardiac arrest while riding his motorcycle and tragically died as a result. Gabe ALWAYS put a smile on everyone’s face. My deepest condolences to his Family and friends RIP-You kind, kind soul.” READ MORE Gabe Khouth (Twitter) ⁦@gabekhouth⁩ #GabrielForestKhouth#RIP#brothersforever#collectivesoul#onelove pic.twitter.com/xPUYT6dFOq— Sam Vincent (@SamVincent71) July 26, 2019 Twitterlast_img read more

Over 1000 Jet Airways pilots to go ahead with no flying call

first_imgMumbai: Over 1,000 pilots of the struggling private carrier Jet Airways have decided to go ahead with their “no flying” call from April 1 following the airline failing to receive funds from the banks Friday, its pilots guild has said. The airline said in a statement that every effort was being made to restore normalcy of operations. The National Aviators Guild (NAG), the body claiming representation of some 1,100 pilots at Jet Airways, had last week announced its decision not to fly from April 1 if their pending salaries were not cleared and clarity on the revival plan not provided by March 31. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Days after that, the airline’s ownership went into the hands of SBI-led consortium of banks under a debt-recast plan. “A part of the expected interim funding from SBI was supposed to be actioned on March 29. Unfortunately, the fund transfer has not taken place, and there is also no update on salary payment from the management. The collective decision of pilots taken at Mumbai and Delhi open house effective 1 April prevails,” NAG president Karan Chopra said in a late evening communication to his members. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Jet Airways pilots along with engineers and senior management have not been paid for about four months now. “As announced earlier this week, the airline’s lenders and its management team would like to reiterate that every effort is being made to inject adequate liquidity into the company, to quickly restore normalcy of operations, ensuring due compliance with all appropriate legal processes/ formalities at the same time,” a Jet Aiways spokesperson said in a statement. “While acknowledging the support of each and every member of its family, Jet Airways especially recognises the contribution of its pilots, AMEs and members of its senior management, who have sacrificed personal interests and have gone beyond their call of duty in order to ensure safe and reliable operations for the airlines guests,” it said. Earlier on Friday, a source said that around 200 pilots had written individually to Jet CEO Vinay Dube, threatening to go on “leave of absence”, and they were also planning to take legal recourse over non-payment of salary. A source in the pilots’ community said around 200 pilots have written to the CEO flagging concerns about non-payment of salaries. The pilots are also members of the NAG, the source added.last_img read more

Morocco has Proof of Polisarios Presence in Western Sahara Buffer Zones

Rabat – Morocco’s Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, has responded to statements made by United Nations Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric on Polisario’s presence in Western Sahara buffer zone, stressing that Morocco has evidence of the separatists’ repeated illegal actions in the region.On April 2, Dujarric said in a briefing in New York that the UN mission in Western Sahara has not observed any military presence in the buffer zones, in contrast to what Morocco’s appeals.In response, El Othmani told the press that the government has evidence of Polisario’s actions. “We have evidence that Moroccan localities beyond the defense resources been taken over by the separatists to install pseudo-administrations,” said the head of government.El Othmani said that Morocco will provide the UN with evidence in “a timely manner,” adding that “nobody has the right to touch a single inch of the Moroccan Sahara.”El Othmani also mentioned the ongoing US visit of Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, to hold talks with senior officials in Washington and New York.Bourita will also meet with the UNSG Antonio Guterres at about 1 p.m. in New York to discuss Morocco’s concerns over the presence of Polisario and its intention to relocate its facilities, including its “defense headquarters,” to the restricted zone of Bir Lahlou. read more

King Mohammed VI Africa Will Be Key Factor to Migration Compact

Rabat – King Mohammed VI addressed a message to the leaders and representatives of the countries taking place in the intergovernmental conference on migration in Marrakech on Monday.Read by Morocco’s Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, the King’s message emphasized Morocco’s commitment toward migration and the need for shared responsibility as a principle to tackle migration challenges.He dedicated the first lines of his message to thanking and welcoming  leaders to Marrakech and Africa. “What more symbolic venue could there be for this landmark event that has brought us together today than Africa – the cradle of the first human movement – than Morocco, an origin, transit, and destination country, and, finally, than Marrakech – its timeless melting pot?” he said.Read Also: Guterres Welcomes Marrakech’s ‘Fantastic Miracle’ Conference CenterKing Mohammed VI also expressed pride in Morocco being chosen to host the event: “I say ‘pride’ because the international community has chosen to convene this global even in the kingdom of Morocco and humility, given the magnitude the issue, of what has already been achieved and of what is still to be done.”The monarch also said that Morocco’s efforts throughout the years to tackle migration are “neither recent nor incidental.”The King emphasized Morocco’s “longstanding, voluntary commitment expressed through a policy which is humane in its philosophy, global in its substance, pragmatic in its methodology and responsible in its approach.”The King then recalled his African Agenda on Migration, which was unanimously adopted by the African Union Conference in January 2018.When introduced to the AU through a message read by El Othmani at the 30th AU Summit, the King described the agenda as a “flexible, scalable, and legally non-binding document.”In his message to the AU, the King said that migration should be seen as a “natural phenomenon” and should be celebrated.“We should adopt a positive stance on the issue of migration by highlighting the humanistic rationale of shared responsibility and solidarity.”Today in Marrakech, the sovereign reiterated his message, emphasizing that Africa should not be the subject of the Global Compact, but the African continent “will be an actor—a key one.”He said that the African agenda has been playing a “pioneering role, anticipating the importance of being aware of migratory dynamics, something which has been acknowledged by the global compact.”The King concluded his message by calling for solidarity-based sovereignty, multilateralism, and a shared responsibility to face migration challenges. read more

Bonn UN climate conference to maintain ambition one year after Paris accords

“While Paris represented one of those moments where the best of humanity achieved an agreement so important to our collective futures, Bonn represents how we will move forward to fulfill its promise”, said the Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, on the margins of a ministerial meeting in Fiji on 17 October 2017 to prepare for the Bonn Conference of the Convention’s States Parties. “We are running out of time to turn things around. To do so, we must significantly increase our efforts to reduce emissions and our carbon footprints,” she added. The Paris Agreement, which was adopted by the 196 Parties to the UNFCCC in December 2015 in the French capital after which it is named, calls on countries to combat climate change by limiting the rise of global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius and strive not to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius. A year ago, the Marrakech Climate Conference concluded with the Marrakech Action Proclamation, for our climate and sustainable development, in which the UNFCCC States Parties affirmed their “commitment” to the “full implementation” of the Paris Agreement. Today, 169 Parties have ratified the Agreement. At the Bonn Conference, informally known as COP 23, countries will seek to move forward in completing the rule book for operationalizing the Paris Agreement. The Conference, which runs until 17 November, is chaired by Fiji, an island State particularly affected by the impacts of climate change. “Never has our work been more necessary. We see this with respect to the extreme weather events affecting almost every continent throughout the world,” said Ms. Espinosa. COP 23 President and Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama agrees. “We can no longer ignore this crisis. Whether it is fires in California, Portugal and Spain. Flooding in Nigeria, India and Bangladesh. The dramatic Arctic melt. Ice breaking off the continent of Antarctica. The recent hurricanes that devastated the Caribbean and the southern United States […] It’s hard to find any part of the world that is unaffected by these events”, he said at the ministerial meeting in Fiji. Bonn Conference an opportunity to boost climate risk management effortsIn an op-ed published in October 2017, Ms. Espinosa, alongside the Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Achim Steiner, and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Robert Glasser, said the Bonn Conference “provides an opportunity to not only accelerate emission reductions but also boost the serious work of ensuring that the management of climate risk is integrated into disaster risk management as a whole.”A week before the opening of the Bonn Conference, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced that the levels of carbon dioxide (C02) surged at “record-breaking speed” to new highs in 2016. The Bonn Conference will feature a series of meetings and events, including the high-level segment, on 15 November and 16 November, attended by Heads of State and Government, Ministers, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres.Mr. Guterres has invited leaders to consider championing six high-impact areas at a special Climate Summit in 2019. These areas are investment in clean technology, maturing carbon pricing, enabling the energy transition, risk mitigation and building resilience, augmenting the contribution of sub-national actors and business and mobilizing climate finance. “Increasing ambition is the only way to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius this century, and as close to 1.5 degree as possible. By focusing on these sectors, we can substantially reduce the gap between where we are and where we need to be,” said UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, at the pre-COP meeting in Fiji. Among the side events scheduled at COP 23, several will be organized under the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action to show how cities, regions, private sector companies and investors are trying to implement the Paris Agreement in the areas of energy, water, agriculture, oceans and coastal areas, human settlements, transportation, industry, and forests. read more

Gerald Mills

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Turners position switch leads to uncertain rotation

It’s no secret that the Ohio State men’s basketball team wants to run its offense through Evan Turner. Coming off a season in which he led the team in nearly every offensive category, the junior will again be the Buckeyes’ focal point, but from a new position.Turner, who spent the majority of his first two years as a forward, is expected to transition this season into OSU’s point guard position.However, his move to the point creates a log jam on the Buckeyes’ roster. Both P.J. Hill and Jeremie Simmons played significant time at the position last season and there is debate where each will fit in this year. Perhaps the easiest and most likely solution for Simmons, a senior, is to move him to shooting guard. The former junior-college transfer is thought to be one of the better outside shooters on the team, and said he expects to see time at both positions.“[The coaches] still want me to play some point guard because I can handle the ball,” Simmons said, “but I think I’ll play a little more wing this year.”It is also possible that because the Buckeyes plan to have a faster pace on offense this year, both Turner and another point guard could be on the court simultaneously, Simmons said.“I like the up-tempo ball,” he said. “We can have two point guards out there at the same time because it’s like the spread offense. Everybody can bring up the ball.”For Hill, also a former junior-college transfer, competing for play time is nothing new. He entered last season as a third-string point guard, behind both Simmons and Anthony Crater. But when Crater transferred out of the program after just 10 games, Hill found himself in competition for the starting spot.In the team’s 26th game of the season, and the 49th game of Hill’s career, the senior made his first start. After waiting his turn for nearly two years, he appeared to be ready to take the reins as the Buckeyes’ point guard. Now Hill might have to take a back seat again. It is inevitable that as Turner takes over the position, Hill will see less playing time than expected, but he said he fully supports the change.“Evan, he’s real versatile and he can do a lot of stuff for us,” Hill said. “Coach [Matta] believes that, and I believe too, that wherever coach puts him at will be best for the team and will make us successful.”While some may see the move as a demotion for Hill, he said being designated to a backup role is more positive than negative.“It definitely doesn’t take away from my game,” Hill said. “It actually adds to it, because it makes me work harder and then be more productive in the time that I’m on the court.”Even though Turner will start at point guard, Matta said he expects the team to use him at nearly every position on the floor. As Turner moves through the lineup, there will be chances for Hill to make an impact.If there was an argument to be made for Hill’s playing time, he made it himself during the team’s summer exhibition games in Canada. In the Buckeyes’ 90-39 win over the University of Windsor, Hill shot seven of nine from the field and recorded 18 points in just 20 minutes of play.Hill’s 18 points were more than he has ever scored in a Buckeye uniform, but just like he has done in the past, Hill has embraced his role on the team, no matter what it is. “I’m just going to get in where I fit in,” Hill said. “When I come in the game I’ll just be productive as usual. I’ll bring energy and just try to make a big impact.”Regardless of when and where Hill and Simmons end up playing this season, the Buckeyes will live and die with the play of Turner at the point, and Hill expects Turner to thrive at his new position.“Evan is such a great player and he can not only create for himself, but he can create for others,” Hill said. “Good things happen when he has the ball. He’s a very special player.” read more

Cover Your iPad in Beauty

first_imgCase-maker Powis just announced that its iPad Cover, the Powis iCase, is available in two new designs: Tan Pebble Leather and Antique Book. A stylish case, its looks are inspired by those of antique books. It keeps your iPad slim and portable, while delivering sturdy protection. It also functions as a stand offering several flexible positions, and it’s available in over 40 patterns and designs. The cases can also be personalized with a name, inscription, favorite quote, or personal message on the inside cover. Powis can also print company logos.Listen up last-minute shoppers, because Powis wants your business. It’s offering a buy one, get one 50 percent off deal. This promotion will run through December 21, with shipping options to deliver your case by December 25. Case prices range form $49.95 for a patterned case to $79.95 for a premium leather model.last_img read more

Filming wraps for WWE Studios Interrogation

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