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Karnataka: Kumaraswamy accepts CM Yeddyurappa’s challenge

first_imgHD KumaraswamyJD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday said he has accepted B S Yeddyurappa’s challenge to testify before the Dharmasthala presiding deity, Lord Manjunatheshwara, on the Chief Minister’s “attempts to buy peace” with him.”I have accepted the Chief Minister’s challenge. I am ready to be present at Dharmasthala on Sunday between 11.30 am to 12 noon to swear before god that Yeddyurappa tried to influence me through his aide,” Kumaraswamy told reporters.Irked by contents of an advertisement inserted in major dailies, allegedly by Yeddyurappa, on Saturday attacking him and his family on various issues, Kumaraswamy, refuting the charges, said “the advertisement speaks for itself of the misuse of public money by Yeddyurappa.””Yeddyurappa is a coward Chief Minister. It is he who is engaged in hit and run politics and not me. I have been releasing documents after documents on the corruption involving Yeddyurappa and his family. Yeddyurappa has failed to respond to the charges,” Kumaraswamy said.He alleged pressure was being exerted on him by Yeddyurappa for the last six months to “buy peace” and to stop him from further “exposing any corrupt deeds”.”The Chief Minister’s close aide Lehar Singh has spoken to me. I have call records,” Kumaraswamy claimed.After Kumaraswamy had alleged two days ago that the Chief Minister had made efforts to meet him, Yeddyurappa, undergoing treatment in an ayurveda clinic in Kerala, rebutted the charges and lambasted the JD(S) leader for “misleading people.”Kumaraswamy said there was no change in his plan to release another “set of documents” over “certain irregularities indulged in by Yeddyurappa” in Delhi on June 22.advertisement”Yeddyurappa has the habit of taking vows before god and seers only to renege on them later,” the JD(S) leader claimed.”He took an oath in the name of god that he would not seek a ticket for his son to contest the Shimoga Lok Sabha seat, but managed to get it. Yeddyurappa went before Nanujundeshwara temple (Mysore), repented for his misdeeds, vowed not to repeat, but continued later,” Kumaraswamy said.Kumaraswamy had alleged that Yeddyurappa had planned to meet him at an ayurvedic spa in Kottaikkal, where he had registered for body rejuvenation treatment from June 12, to seek a rapprochement with him.”However, on learning about Yeddyurappa’s plans I called off the visit,” said Kumaraswamy.– With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Yeddyurappa to reach Dharmasthala a day ahead of public debate with Kumaraswamy

first_imgJDS leader H D Kumaraswamy and Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday said he would visit Dharmasthala on June 26 along with his family, a day ahead of his temple face off with JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy at the famous pilgrim town on the issue of an alleged compromise bid by the Chief Minister.”I will be in Dharmasthala on June 26 itself along with my family members. Till that time, I will not engage in public debate on any issue concerning my resolve to swear before the god on the claims of Kumaraswamy,” Yeddyurappa said.The BJP leader, who has been facing a barrage of charges including corruption, nepotism and favouritism by Kumaraswamy, said he would speak at the temple and address people of the state over “various issues” he had in mind.Yeddyurappa had invited Kumaraswamy through an open letter in newspapers on June 18 to come to Dharmasthala and swear before Lord Manjunatha that the BJP leader’s aide had tried to lure the JDS leader into a “compromise formula” to end their hostilities.Kumaraswamy has also declared that he would be in Dharmasthala on June 26, but unaccompanied by family members to face the “truth test” the next day.The Chief Minister’s invitation to Kumaraswamy has already evoked criticism and some have branded it as act of promoting blind faith.Meanwhile, the pontiff of Dharmasthala, Veerendra Hegde, has said he would facilitate the “swearing” before the presiding deity but not interfere in it.advertisement- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Leaks show Motorola Moto Z may have replaceable back covers

first_imgAhead of its June 9 launch, there are more leaks around the Moto Z. According to a few images shared by HelloMoto HK on its Facebook page, the Moto Z will not only have a modular design but will also offer plenty of customization options to users through swappable back covers.Although for now it is not clear if the back cover will be entirely replaceable or not. We suspect it won’t because the Moto Z will most likely sport an metal unibody design. However, with help of plastic or leather shells, Motorola may offer consumers option to give a slightly colourful look to their Moto Z phone.The Moto Z, which is going to be the flagship Motorola phone, is likely to be launched on June 9 at Lenovo’s Tech World in San Francisco. Lenovo currently owns Motorola and is in the process of integrating the Moto division into its main phone business.Also Read: Motorola Moto Z leaks in full glory, launch on June 9 As per the information leaked so far, Motorola will launch the Moto Z in two variants. These are codenamed Vertex and Vector. The  Vertex is likely to be the mainstream variant with Snapdragon 625 and the 1080p screen.The Vector will be the high-end version with an extremely thin design, Snapdragon 820 processor and 1440p screen.Both phones will support the modular design. Motorola will sell “Moto modules” along with the Moto Z. These modules will connect to the phone using the pins on the back cover and will enhance the functionality of the device. For example, the camera module will probably add better controls and the possibly a better lens, helping make the Moto Z feel like a compact point-and-shoot camera.advertisementAlso Read: Bye bye Moto X, enter Moto Z: Motorola may rebrand flagship phones on June 9This is not the first time we are seeing a modular phone. Earlier at the MWC, LG had launched the G5, which also sports a modular design. However, Motorola’s modular solution seems to be somewhat more elegant. The G5 needs to be switched off while changing the modules. But it looks like with Motorola’s solution, something like this would be avoided.last_img read more

5 outfits Rekha wore that no 63-year-old can

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Report: Japan 2 Australia 0

first_imgJapan 2 Australia 0: Asano, Ideguchi send Samurai Blue to World Cup Joe Wright 20:32 8/31/17 takuma asano - cropped Getty Images Takuma Asano and Yosuke Ideguchi gave Japan a 2-0 victory over Australia that guaranteed their place at the World Cup in Russia. Japan booked their place at the finals of the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Australia in Saitama on Thursday.A first-half goal from Takuma Asano and a wonderstrike from Yosuke Ideguchi settled the crucial Group B contest and guaranteed a place in Russia next year for the Samurai Blue, with one game left to play.With Japan meeting Saudi Arabia in the final round of fixtures and Bert van Marwijk’s side having suffered a surprise defeat to UAE on Tuesday, Australia knew that a win at Saitama Stadium 2002 would have been enough to seal an automatic qualifying spot of their own. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Head coach Ange Postecoglou kept faith with a more attacking-looking back-three system but chances were few and far between in a nervy encounter between two giants of the Asian section.It was Asano, handed a starting spot ahead of the likes of Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda, who kept his cool with a neat volley towards the end of the first half before Ideguchi made the win safe for Vahid Halilhodzic’s side.They now head into next week’s trip to Saudi Arabia with their World Cup spot assured, while the Socceroos – level on 16 points but two goals behind the Saudis – must hope for a favour from Japan and a big win of their own over Thailand.Qualified!Japan join Iran, Brazil & hosts Russia at the 2018 #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/kN8Tw7kjrR— #WCQ (@FIFAWorldCup) August 31, 2017It was Japan who looked the more likely to break the deadlock during anxious early exchanges, with Takashi Inui firing narrowly wide of Mat Ryan’s right-hand post before Asano clipped the woodwork with a header from a tight angle.Asano just failed to reach a Yuto Nagatomo cross at the far post but Mathew Leckie came within inches of the opener, controlling Massimo Luongo’s lay-off before sending a deflected effort off the base of the left-hand post from the edge of the area.Japan’s superior possession had yielded few clear chances but, with five minutes left of the half, Asano made the most of Trent Sainsbury’s mistake.Nagatomo clipped a fine delivery in from the left and Sainsbury allowed Asano to run clear towards the six-yard box and side-foot a simple volley past Ryan.The Socceroos introduced Tomi Juric in the second half as they began to push for a way back into the contest, although Nagatomo’s dipping volley following a free-kick had Ryan worried.Veteran Tim Cahill came within inches of meeting a Robbie Kruse cut-back at the far post, with Hiroki Sakai just doing enough to put him off, as Australia began to threaten in the closing 20 minutes.Sainsbury made a brilliant goal-line block to deny Ideguchi a second but it proved in vain for Australia, as the 21-year-old cut inside from the left before rifling an unstoppable shot past Ryan and into the top corner from 20 yards out in the closing minutes. read morelast_img read more

Barca shocked by Espanyol in Copa first leg

first_imgEspanyol 1 Barcelona 0: Melendo ends unbeaten run Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 05:57 1/18/18 Espanyol - cropped Getty Images Young substitute Oscar Melendo beat Jasper Cillessen with two minutes to go as Espanyol inflicted Barcelona’s first defeat since August. Oscar Melendo’s late goal saw Espanyol snatch a 1-0 win and inflict a first defeat on Barcelona since August, after Lionel Messi failed to score a penalty in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.A dominant Barca looked as though they would have to settle for a goalless draw after Messi saw his second-half spot kick saved by Diego Lopez on Wednesday, but worse was to come for the Liga frontrunners.Espanyol caught them on the break late on and youngster Melendo provided a neat finish for his first senior goal, inflicting a first defeat on Barca since their Supercopa de Espana losses to Real Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Barca were on top from start to finish and created more than enough chances to take a victory back to Camp Nou.But for all their control, the first half proved particularly frustrating, as clear-cut chances were hard to come by and, when the visitors did manage to craft an opening, the opportunity was wasted or saved.They should have taken the lead just after the hour mark when Messi stepped up from 12 yards out, but Lopez rescued Espanyol with a brilliant save and Melendo – introduced from the bench – struck two minutes from time to secure an unlikely victory for the home side.Final whistle.RCD Espanyol 1-0 FC BarcelonaMelendo#CopaBarça pic.twitter.com/jRXjGddEeA — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 17, 2018 Barcelona did not have much trouble taking control of proceedings early on, as they enjoyed a monopoly on possession.Chances were by no means a regular occurrence, however, with an eighth-minute Sergio Busquets effort that Lopez did well to parry away being the only opportunity at either end in the first quarter of the match.Messi eventually burst into life in the 23rd minute and managed to charge through a crowd of players to get a shot away, only for Lopez to make light work of the effort.At the other end, Barca looked almost too comfortable and such a relaxed approach nearly cost them, as Sergi Roberto gifted possession to Gerard Moreno and the forward fired just wide of the bottom-right corner.The best chance of the half fell to Denis Suarez just before the break, though, as the midfielder received Messi’s pass in the area and shot into the side-netting.Barca’s dominance continued into the second half and a moment of Messi magic forced Lopez into action, as the Argentinian flicked the ball over his head and drilled a volley towards the bottom-right corner from 18 yards, with the goalkeeper getting down to keep it out.Valverde’s frustration brought about the introduction of Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez from the bench and soon after the Uruguayan’s entrance, Barca won a penalty.Roberto found his way into the Espanyol area and went down under a clumsy Esteban Granero challenge, but Lopez brilliantly denied Messi’s kick, getting down to his left and tipping it wide.3 – Lionel Messi has missed more penalties than any other La Liga player this season in all competitions (three from six attempts). Strange. pic.twitter.com/rVgz6du5nY — OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 17, 2018 In an incident that will likely result in a sanction for Espanyol, Barca goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen appeared to get caught in the face by something thrown from the stands 13 minutes from the end.Thankfully he was fine to continue and he made a strong save to push Marco Navarro’s fierce free-kick effort over.But he was helpless a few moments from the end when Melendo latched on to Navarro’s well-placed cut-back and steered a cushioned left-footed finish into the bottom-left corner, ending Barca’s 29-match unbeaten run. read morelast_img read more

Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show 2018: The Best Gear of the Year

first_imgBest Camp Cooking: Wolf & Grizzly GrillPrior to Wolf & Grizzly’s successful Kickstarter campaign that brought us the WG Grill, campfire cooks everywhere had a couple of vastly disparate choices for a grill grate: either they used a flimsy, cheap, and ugly version that wouldn’t last more than a couple of camping seasons or overcompensated with something so sturdy, solid, and built to last that you never actually used it because of its weight and lack of portability. With the WG Grill, that’s all in the past, since this is lightweight (2.2 pounds), made from stainless steel (no rusting), and is adjustable to up to three heights: from 6.5 inches to 8.5 inches to lying flat (meaning you can place between two objects around a fire for any height). Perfect for backpacking, camping, or just cooking over an open fire in your backyard.Image above is current Horizon RTT shoe (Product currently not available online)Image above is current Horizon RTT shoe (Product currently not available online) Each year the outdoor community comes together for Outdoor Retailer, the largest outdoor sport and gear trade show in the country. And each year, The Manual is there to judge it all. From January 25-28, Denver (bye-bye, Salt Lake City) welcomed hundreds of the world’s top brands to showcase all the latest and greatest outdoor winter gear and innovations under one roof . From snowboards and skis to camp gear and apparel, Outdoor Retailer offers anything a guy could ever want to get outside and get active. After three days walking the floor (to the tune of 24 total accumulated miles) seeking out the best of what the show had to offer, we narrowed our selection down to the top ten best products and brands to help you prep for your next outdoor adventure. Best Technical Shoe: Under Armour Trail Runner Horizon RTT with Gore-TexFor those who prefer to run out in nature, Under Armour’s just announced Trail Runner Horizon RTT shoes with Gore-Tex are perfect. With a high traction rubber-lug outsole, a durable and breathable upper, and a Gore-Tex lining, these new and improved trail runners are not only super comfortable, they’re also great on slick surfaces (like mud, loose gravel, and dry dirt  and will keep your feet totally dry, no matter the precipitation. The addition of waterproof Gore-Tex also makes these shoes great for light hiking, so now day hikers and weekend backpackers can hit the trails without the weight of your standard hiking boot.Best Lifestyle Shoe: Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot with Arctic Grip Vibram OutsoleWolverine’s 1000 Mile boot has been on The Manual’s list of best men’s boots since the beginning, but this year’s addition of an Arctic Grip Vibram outsole just rocketed these boots from fashion-forward to a hands-down winner. Using “wet ice technology,” the Arctic Grip sole sports an almost sandpaper-like bottom that grabs onto ice (even wet ice) and holds firm. Previous iterations of the Wolverine 1000 Mile featured Vibram outsoles, but none with their Arctic Grip tech, meaning slipping and sliding was a very real danger. Now any guy can pound the ice-coated pavement without sacrificing safety for style.Best Snow Goggle: Oakley Prizm ReactIt’s no secret that Oakley lenses are unrivaled in their optical innovation — especially the Prizm Snow collection, which enhances contrast and visibility over a wide range of light conditions. Oakley has reinvented its Snow Goggle again with their new revolutionary electrothermic Prizm React technology (launching fall 2018) that allows skiers and snowboarders to adjust the contrast of their lenses with just the touch of a button. As Oakley says, “Now riders can take control of the amount of light that reaches their eyes without having to interrupt their day on the mountain.” A glove-friendly button sets the lens tint to dark, medium, or light. After trying the it out ourselves, we have to confirm, this tech is not only legit, it’s almost entirely invisible because of the smart way Oakley has integrated the electronics into the frame, making the Prizm React feel exactly like normal goggles. Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) Editors’ Recommendations Innovation Award: Spy Ace EC GoggleAs any seasoned skier or snowboarder can attest, heading to the mountain with just one goggle lens can be a fool’s errand. Perhaps it’s sunny when you leave home but cloudy on the hill – or vice versa – and what you brought won’t cut it. This problem is exactly what Spy hopes to solve with its recently unveiled Ace EC goggle which allows riders to quickly transition between three separate tints with the simple press of a button. Built using electrochromic technology, the lens uses a small electronic pulse to shift between tints good for sunny, bluebird days, mixed conditions, or flat weather visibility. Better yet, each tint takes just four to eight seconds to swap between meaning anyone can change their perspective on the fly. The goggles do require a charge to function – which is a bit of a drag – but in practice, they function as well (if not better) as they look on paper.For more information, head to Digital Trends.Innovation Award: LifeStraw LeadAs reliable as they are useful, LifeStraw’s lineup of water filters have helped thousands of people stay hydrated in the wilderness without running the risk of becoming ill. Having championed the removal of bacteria and other contaminants that make water unsafe to drink, LifeStraw debuted a new line of filters at this year’s Outdoor Retailer show built to reduce lead. Though lead isn’t necessarily a contaminant typically found by hikers or backpackers, the new device would prove essential for developing countries or areas hit by natural disasters. In addition to nixing 99.999999 percent of waterborne protozoa and bacteria, LifeStraw’s lead filters meet or exceed the standards set by the National Sanitation Foundation for lead reduction. By improving on its existing tech to positively benefit those in need, LifeStraw’s role as innovator is a prestigious one.For more information, head to Digital Trends.Innovation Award: 686 Hydrastash JacketPerhaps one of the more fun ways to exercise, skiing and snowboarding is like a workout in disguise. Because of that, it’s important to stay hydrated while on the mountain. Unfortunately, this means either carrying a clunky backpack or taking frequent breaks to hit the lodge for a quick swig of water. Then there’s 686’s Hydrastash jacket which features a micro-hydration system built into the coat’s powder skirt, offering quick access to water (or other beverage of choice). The company even says the reservoir utilizes a wearer’s body heat to avoid freezing – something most hydration packs have trouble with. It even features a series of anti-slosh dams which help the liquid stay in place instead of throwing off a wearer’s balance.For more information, head to Digital Trends.Innovation Award: Capita FUS3D TechnologySince its inception, snowboard manufacturing has produced a ton of waste. By attaching four pieces of ABS plastic to a wood core board, companies would often be left with heaps of leftover material after a laborious process. In an attempt to reimagine the wheel, Capita Snowboards turned to a 3D printing approach called Fused Deposition Modeling which allows it to cut a single piece of custom sidewall to attach to a board’s core. While other attempts at this in the past have compromised a board’s durability, Capita’s latest development dramatically increases its strength while also adding a host of performance improvements such as more responsiveness and flexibility. An innovative achievement, Capita unveiled the tech at Outdoor Retailer in its Spring Break line of boards but plans on implementing the unique 3D printing approach across its entire lineup next season.For more information, head to Digital Trends. Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical The following Innovation Awards were chosen in conjunction with our brother site, Digital Trends, and the outdoor editor, Rick Stella. 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Why Tea and Beer Go Well Together (and 5 Tea Beers to Try) Best Brand Coalition: Maine Outdoor BrandsThe sheer magnitude and beauty of Maine’s mostly forested wilderness is part of the lure that draws outdoorsmen from all over the world to the East Coast’s northernmost state. Unfortunately, Maine’s economy has suffered recently because of an exodus of the young and educated, and the state cannot make up for that loss through natural beauty alone. This is where Maine Outdoor Brands comes in — a collective of non-competing, outdoor-oriented companies that includes the likes of L.L. Bean, Hyperlite, and Outside TV. MOB acts as a cheerleader and mouthpiece for Maine’s outdoor industry, all while helping to hire and retain younger employees. Maine Outdoor Brands is also “committed to working with individuals and organizations from the public and private sectors in helping to drive Maine’s $8.2 billion outdoor recreation economy, and in the process, creating a brighter economic future for our state.”Best Auto: Cake BikesWe could give you an impressive array of statistics and specs when it comes to Cake’s Kalk bike, but instead we’ll just tell you that it’s an entirely electric, silent, and eco-friendly dirtbike that weights 155 pounds, can go 40 mph, and will take you off-road whenever your fancy strikes. The Cake Kalk is available for pre-order, but only 50 units are planned for production. Pricing is $14,000. Check out our in-depth coverage of the Kalk bike here.Best Camp Food: Good To-GoMost dehydrated camp food is just bleh. Sure, there’s the occasional tasty packet of chicken and dumplings, but for the most part, campers and backpackers aren’t expecting anything close to gourmet. Good To-Go brand camp meals, with their classically-trained chef and co-founder, Jennifer Scism, begs to differ. Hand-made in Maine by Scism and her team, Good To-Go meals currently come in flavors such as smoked three bean chili, bibimbop, and Thai curry. All meals are gluten-free, low in sodium, and made without preservatives, meaning you’re actually getting real food that, with just a few minutes and boiling water, is truly good-to-go. Best Lifestyle Wear: Obermeyer Fall Heritage CollectionSince 1947, Obermeyer has been making snow sports apparel that is both functional and stylish. For the 2018-2019 fall season, Obermeyer reached back into their archives to create their first fall heritage collection. Using modern fabrics and technical gear in combination with archival designs that hark back to the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, the upcoming collection wraps tried-and-true outwear in timeless fashion. With vintage-inspired vests featuring 550 fill power duck down, a down snowshirt that can go from slope to apres ski without a second thought, and the Dusty Down Jacket with color blocking reminiscent of your dad’s 40-year-old snowmobiling suit, Obermeyer’s heritage collection came out head and shoulders above the rest of Outdoor Retailer’s lifestyle collections.Best Design: Snow Peak Camping GearJapanese outdoor outfitter, Snow Peak, makes some of the most beautiful camping gear on the planet, and that’s reason enough for us to award them Best Design at Outdoor Retailer 2018. From their modular camp cooking set-up, to their amazing hot-dog fishing rod, to their upcoming apparel releases, each item coming out of Snow Peak’s design facility is expertly crafted and thoughtfully constructed. We’re particularly pleased with the camp coffee system and field cooker pro set.Best Tech: HydraLightWinning last year’s combined Innovation Award between The Manual and our brother site, Digital Trends, HydraLight couldn’t go another year without winning a trophy because, come on, powering a lantern or a flashlight with just a powercell and some water comes really, really close to being actual magic. Sure, there’s a good amount of science behind the Aussie invention, but that’s less important than the fact that they can run for hundreds of hours without their powercells needing refurbishing and, if you’re a doomsday prepper, they can safely be stored for up to 25 years before their first use without compromising functionality. The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour last_img read more

Province Purchases Coastal Properties

first_imgThe province is purchasing more than 2,400 hectares of coastalproperties, in areas of Shelburne, Guysborough and Halifaxcounties. “We’re a province in which 75 per cent of our land mass isprivately held. Our acquisition of these coastal properties isimportant for Nova Scotia and we’re very pleased to be able tomake it happen,” said Premier John Hamm. The lands include more than 1,900 hectares at Cape Sable Island,Baccaro and Port LaTour in Shelburne County; more than 470hectares, comprising 5.5 km of shoreline, at Port Bickerton nextto the Port Bickerton Lighthouse in Guysborough County; and 40.5hectares located at Pyches Island, offshore from Taylor HeadProvincial Park in Halifax County. “Collectively these lands provide valuable habitat for waterfowl,wildlife, seabirds, plants and shorebirds, including suchendangered species as the piping plover and Thread-leaved Sundewplant,” said Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt. “It isimportant that we conserve this habitat and our coastline for allNova Scotians, present and future.” Purchase of these properties enables the province to further itswork with its conservation partner, Ducks Unlimited Canada, andprovide greater public ownership and conservation of NovaScotia’s coastline. The province will purchase the land in Guysborough County for$1.2 million and the property at Pyches Island at a cost of$280,000. The Shelburne County properties are assessed as “ownerunknown” and, as a result, through the Municipal Government Act,the province is able to purchase the lands by paying the taxesand costs.last_img read more

Heavy rains continue in Kerala 2 drown 3 TN fishermen among 4

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: Two people have died so far and four, including three fishermen from Tamil Nadu, are missing as heavy rains continue to lash Kerala, with Kudule in Kasaragod district recording over 30 cm of rains till Saturday. In the hilly Idukki district, a minor landslide occurred Saturday morning at Konnathady village, causing crop loss. There were no casualties, official sources said. People have been advised against travelling in hilly areas, they said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Koshy Varghese (53) drowned after slipping into the Manimala river at Thiruvalla while fishing and Dileep Kumar (54) from Kollam died when a coconut tree fell on him Friday, Kerala State Disaster Management sources said. Three fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who had put out to sea from Neendakara in Kollam, are still missing. Two others in their boat managed to swim to safety. A man who had gone to bathe at Fort Kochi beach is also missing. Also Read – 14-yr-old girl raped, strangled to death in UP’s ShamliIn the northernmost Kasaragod district where red alert has been issued, Kudule recorded 30.6 cm rainfall and Hosdurg 27.7 cm in 24 hours till 8:30 am Saturday, the sources said. The Kariangode river is in spate and has changed its course, flooding 50 houses in the vicinity, and people have been shifted to relief camps. A holiday has been declared for educational institutions, including professional college in the district. According to reports, the Madananthesswara Sidhi Vinayaka temple at Madhur has been flooded. In a huge relief, four fishers who had gone missing after putting out to sea from nearby Vizhinjam on Wednesday, returned safely. Their boat had developed a technical fault and was drifting about 28 nautical miles from the shore. The fishermen, who were left without food, have been shifted to a hospital. The families of the missing fishermen had been staging protests at Vizhinjam beach area since Friday demanding immediate action to trace their kin. Former chief minister Oommen Chandy visited the area Saturday morning and met the family members. Later, he told reporters that he had spoken to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and sought aerial search by Navy around the coast here. Twenty-eight fishermen had set out in seven boats from the Vizhinjam coast search of the missing fishers, Kovalam MLA M Vincent said. Fisheries minister J Mercykutty Amma said the state government was doing all that was humanly possible and fishermen should not venture into sea when it is rough. In Arratupuzha, relief camps have been opened to accommodate families that have shifted there after sea water entered their houses. According to the IMD, Thalassery and Thaliparambu in Kannur district recorded 19.4 cm and 17.4 cm rains respectively. Shutters of Pambla, Kallarkutty, Bhoothathankettu and Malankara dams were opened to drain out excess water.last_img read more

Federal judge approves 875 million 60s Scoop settlement after hearings

first_imgSASKATOON – A federal judge has approved a multimillion-dollar settlement for Indigenous people who were taken from their families and placed in non-Indigenous foster homes in the so-called ’60s Scoop.Justice Michel Shore made the ruling in Saskatoon after two days of hearings in which survivors spoke for and against the proposal.The settlement includes $750 million for the survivors, $50 million for an Indigenous healing foundation and $75 million for legal fees.Last October, the federal government said the proposed settlement was for about 20,000 survivors who were moved between 1951 and 1991.Shore says he will issue his reasons for his ruling in a month or longer.Lawyer Tony Merchant, whose firm represents some of the victims, says most of the people affected by the ’60s Scoop want to move on with their lives.“It’s the right decision,” he said Friday.“They wanted things to come to a conclusion and the people who wanted some change or said it could be better were overlooking the agony of the process, and the thousands of people with whom I’ve spoken over time — because this has been going on for nine years — say enough is enough.”Coleen Rajotte is one of the survivors who isn’t happy with the settlement.During the hearings, Rajotte argued that claimants will lose their right to sue the federal government if they accept the money.She also said she doesn’t believe enough consultation was done prior to the proposal.Rajotte wants the federal government to redo the process.“I’d like to see meetings set up across the country where it’s well-advertised and adoptees could come out to public meetings,” Rajotte said.“If they lived in remote communities, every chief and council should be written and full information packages should be dropped off at every band office across the country. Then, councillors could distribute it to adoptees and everyone should be informed in the best way possible.”Anna Parent said she was taken from her home and adopted out in the 1950s.She hoped to share her story at the hearings, but she said she wasn’t given adequate time to do so.Shore noted during his opening remarks that the hearing was not the place to share stories, but rather an opportunity for victims to weigh in on the proposed settlement.Merchant said it could be months before individual survivors can apply for compensation and the summer of 2019 before any money is paid out. (CTV Saskatoon, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

Road Accident Kills 5 Tangier Football Fans

Rabat – Five fans of the IRT Tangier football club have died on Tangier highway, near Larache, following a match against an Agadir club.On Monday, at 6 a.m., a minibus carrying IRT fans broke down and stopped on the highway. A heavy truck hit the vehicle at high speed.Four passengers reportedly died immediately; one died later at the hospital. A fifth passenger is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. The fans were on their way back to Tangier from a match against Hassania Agadir (HUSA). IRT won the match 1-0. read more

A world in poverty cannot be a world at peace Annan says

In a speech to the Third European Forum for Sustainable Development and Responsible Business (FEDERE 2004) in Paris, delivered by UN Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator Zéphirin Diabré, Mr. Annan said, “Governments certainly have the premier role in implementing (partnership) agreements and creating the conditions necessary for sustainable development that benefits the greatest number. “But the private sector and businesses also have an important role to play. That’s why I have tried for many years to associate the private sector with the search for solutions to the problems of our time and to encourage business to show civic responsibility.” In this regard, he launched the Global Compact in 1999 to gather the world of business, the world of labour, civil society and UN agencies around nine universal principles on human rights, work norms and environmental protection. He was happy to underline that more than 1,000 businesses, many of them French, now take part in the initiative. In June 2003, he created a commission on sustainable development for the private sector, which has as its goal stimulating the spirit of enterprise and creativity in developing countries to accelerate sustainable development and reduce poverty. read more

Montrealbased company Dorel laying off 700 workers mostly in China

MONTREAL – Dorel Industries (TSX:DII.B) announced Thursday that it is laying off 700 employees or about six per cent of its workforce, mostly at manufacturing facilities in China.The Montreal-based maker of bicycles and strollers announced the job cuts, which include 50 positions in Canada, 30 of them in Montreal, as it reported its third-quarter results on Thursday.Dorel said revenue in the quarter ended Sept. 30 was US$679.3 million, slightly above the US$673.0 million for the same period a year ago.Adjusted net income was US$15.5 million or US$0.48 per diluted share, down from US$23.8 million or US$0.73 per diluted share last year.The company’s net loss for the period was US$8.8 million or 27 cents per diluted share, a reversal of net income of US$19.5 million or 60 cents per share in the 2014 period.Dorel employs about 11,500 people in 25 countries. Montreal-based company Dorel laying off 700 workers, mostly in China by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 5, 2015 8:47 am MDT Last Updated Nov 5, 2015 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ireland easily overcome poor Australia to win International Rules series

first_imgIreland: Paddy O’Rourke, Colm Begley, Colm Boyle, Ciaran Byrne, Sean Cavanagh, Paul Conroy, John Doyle, Paul Flynn, Lee Keegan, Ciaran Kilkenny, Paddy McBrearty, Jack McCaffrey, Neil McGee, Chrissy McKaigue, Ciaran McKeever, Kevin McLoughlin, Conor McManus, Ross Munnelly, Michael Murphy, Ciaran Sheehan, Michael Shields, Zach Tuohy, Aidan Walsh. Ireland 116 (173)Australia 37 (72)IRELAND DEFEATED AUSTRALIA 116-37 this evening to win the second test and secure the International Rules series by a comfortable margin at Croke Park tonight.Paul Earley’s side ultimately defeated their opponents by an aggregate score of 173-72.Among the home team’s highest scorers on the night were Conor McManus 2-4 (24), Ross Munnelly 0-4-1 (13) and Michael Murphy 0-4-0 (12).Ireland had started the game at a blistering pace, with goals from Conor McManus and Jack McCaffrey helping them secure a 27-8 first-quarter lead.It left the aggregate score at 84-43, thereby effectively killing off any hope of Australia producing a dramatic fightback, with the visitors already having to recover a considerable deficit from the first test.The hosts then added to their opponents’ misery on the half-hour mark, with Ciaran Kilkenny scoring a beautifully worked goal that also involved fine play from Ross Munnelly and Sean Cavanagh, helping Ireland register a 53-16 half-time lead.On 47 minutes, Ireland’s dominance continued, as McManus palmed the ball into the net for his second goal of the game. Consequently, by the end of the third quarter, the victory was already looking emphatic, with the Irish leading 78-25.Three goals in relatively quick succession followed thereafter, with Paddy McBrearty getting Ireland’s fifth six-pointer, before Eddie Betts and Lewis Jetta then did the same for Australia, yet they were no more than consolation strikes by that stage.Paul Conroy then put the icing on the cake on 70 minutes, as his free bounced fortuitously into the net as Murphy got in the way of the Australian keeper.Ireland thus recorded a record 173-72 aggregate victory, winning the series for the second time on the trot in the process. Australia: Steven Motlop, Jarrod Harbrow, Leroy Jetta, Daniel Wells, Ashley McGrath, Lindsay Thomas, Christopher Yarran, Tony Armstrong, Lewis Jetta, Eddie Betts, Sharrod Wellingham, Shaun Edwards, Mathew Stokes, Cameron Ellis-Yolmen, Alwyn Davey, Jake Neade, Joshua Hill, Dominic Barry, Aaron Davey, Nathan Lovett-Murray.LIVE: Ireland v Australia, International Rules second test>Cameraman pushed off Segway during New Zealand cup final>last_img read more

EU nations to consider joint military operation to Central African Republic

first_imgIT IS TOO EARLY to speculate whether Irish troops will be sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) as part of a proposed European-wide joint military action plan, said the Department of Defence today.European Union nations are due to consider plans for a joint military operation in the Central African Republic as worsening sectarian strife there raises fears of large-scale civilian massacres.Ambassadors to the EU will be asked at a meeting Friday whether to approve the rapid deployment of a European military force that could include hundreds of troops to help African and French peacekeepers already on the ground to restore security, said an EU official speaking on condition of anonymity.Irish Defence ForcesThe Department of Defence said any decision to send Irish troops to CAR would be a decision “made by government ultimately”.They added: “If and when the EU make a decision then the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Defence would be approached.” They reiterated that it was too early to make any sort of speculation as to whether Ireland would be involved in the proposed mission.An EU official said: “The question (to ambassadors) will be ‘Do you think the situation in the Central African Republic merits European involvement?’“If they agree, detailed options will be put on the table Monday or Tuesday,” the official said.DecisionA final decision would be taken by the bloc’s 28 foreign ministers at talks in Brussels on January 20.Some 1,600 French troops and 4,000 UN-mandated African peacekeepers have deployed across the impoverished state in recent weeks to end violence between Christian militias and ex-rebels who installed the country’s first Muslim leader in a coup in March.The violence is believed to have killed more than 1,000 people last month alone with almost one million people driven from their homes, including half of the residents of the capital, Bangui.With the CAR’s institutions in disarray, the force could take on policing duties in the capital while protecting refugees and aid workers and possibly safeguarding the airport, taking over there from French troops.Additional reporting – © AFP, 2014Read: At least two children beheaded among 16 dead in Central African Republic – UNICEF>Read: Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to Central African Republic>last_img read more

Nintendo to Double Switch Production From 8 to 16 Million

first_img ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President Earlier this week, we reported that the Nintendo Switch has sold approximately 1.5 million units worldwide. According to Nintendo, it is the fastest selling Nintendo system in the Americas and Europe. The handheld/console hybrid is a success. Due to the device’s impressive sales numbers, Nintendo is now planning to ramp up production from 8 million units to 16 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.In that same report, it is stated that Nintendo plans to ship 2.5 million Switch units by the end of March. Originally, the company was only going to ship 2 million this month. There have already been reports of shortages, so shipping half a million more consoles should hopefully help.The Wall Street Journal report doesn’t provide more information on this and Nintendo has yet to make an official announcement on how many Switch consoles it has sold. The sales numbers come to us via SuperData, and not Nintendo directly. You would assume that, given the circumstances, Nintendo would be boasting about how many Switch units it has sold.By upping production from eight to sixteen million consoles, Nintendo is taking a huge risk. After all, its last system, the Wii U, only ever sold 13 million during its entire lifetime. Nintendo must feel very confident about the Switch if it thinks it can sell 16 million consoles. Right now, this seems like an unrealistic sales projection given the lineup of games available on Switch. While the system is slowly getting more titles, none of them are system sellers like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is.Will Nintendo be able to sell 16 million Switch consoles by the end of its fiscal year (March 2018)? It is difficult to say. Though the current crop of Switch titles isn’t exactly impressive, the fall promises to have big titles like Super Mario Odyssey. If Nintendo were to release brand-new Pokemon and Super Smash Bros. games in the next year, then that would certainly help the Switch become an undisputed success. At this point, though, it does appear that Switch won’t suffer the same fate as the Wii U.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo Switch Stay on targetlast_img read more

Vancouver hunter remains missing

first_imgThe Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to search for a Vancouver hunter in the Indian Heaven Wilderness.Joel Presler, 37, is believed to be in the Forlorn Lakes area.His family has not heard from him since Nov. 11.Search crews are scouring the Lake Comcomly area and trying to locate an old cabin near where Presler’s 2004 Ford pickup was found Wednesday.About 10 volunteer search and rescue people are assisting with snowmobiles and personnel from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.last_img read more

Holding compares Wenger Emery at Arsenal

first_imgArsenal’s Rob Holding believes new coach Unai Emery has brought more structure to their defence to what they previously had under Arsene WengerThe Spaniard replaced the long-serving Wenger in the Arsenal dugout in the summer and has since enjoyed a 16-match unbeaten run.Emery revealed on Thursday that Arsenal were in decline under Wenger and that he’s had a lot of work to do on the club’s defence since arriving.Now Gunners defender Holding has backed what Emery said, while discussing the differences between the two coaches.“Wenger was very good for me as a manager and what he did for me,” Holding told Sky Sports.“He encouraged me to play out from the back, showed me how to and gave me confidence.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“The main difference is how we’re defending when we’re attacking. When we’re up the other end of the pitch, how we are organised and prepared for a counter. That has been the biggest difference.“We’re really focusing on video work, moving as little as five yards in some positions which makes all the difference when getting to the ball.“When we were playing we would be stood there and no one would be talking to each other, whereas now there is much more communication.“We seem a bit more organised and a bit more together at the back.”Holding has made 12 appearances for Arsenal this season ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game at Bournemouth.last_img read more

Time Incs Money Gives Advertisers Custom Messaging and Creative Options

first_imgAd messaging will be customized according to the target market and audience segment, and the ads will have a personalized code that can be entered online to get an offer to be redeemed at a local dealership. In this case, the image below—the backside of the two-page ad—is the one that has the custom message and coding. Variable messaging has been an option for advertisers for a while now, but this process, says Time Inc., blends the custom message better with the surrounding ad thanks to higher quality print technology. Previous versions used a lower-quality inkjet process that resulted in messaging that sometimes clashed with its surrounding creative. Also new with IntelliPrint is the ability to provide a more in-book experience whereas previous variable messaging was offered as a polybagged outsert. Chrysler’s ad, for example, will be bound into the issue. Money is the launch brand for a new custom printing option Time Inc. is offering its advertisers that lets them vary their messaging for targeted markets and audience segments. Called IntelliPrint, it’s offered with Money‘s printer Quad/Graphics and the plan marries Time Inc.’s customer database with Quad’s technology to run the customized messaging. Money, says a spokesperson, is the first brand to use IntelliPrint and the company is planning to offer it for other brands as well.The initiative is being led by Time Inc.’s Branded Solutions group. Chrysler is the first advertiser to use the program and is running two ad pages as a single sheet insert in the July issue. In this case, Chrysler is running the ad for 350,000 of Money‘s subscribers in nine markets—Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Orlando, Phoenix, Washington, D.C. and New York. Three audience categories were selected for the ad, which features the new Town & Country minivan: families with kids, health and fitness enthusiasts and technology enthusiasts. last_img read more

Google Doodle celebrates mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya

first_imgOlga Ladyzhenskaya is associated with the Navier-Stokes equations and partial differential equations. Google Doodle Thursday’s Google Doodle looks at Olga Ladyzhenskaya, a mathematician who endured a tragic loss to become one of the great thinkers of her time.Ladyzhenskaya was born March 7, 1922, in Kologriv, a small town in western Russia, and spent her early years being inspired with a love of mathematics by her father, Aleksandr, who taught the subject.She lost him as a teenager in 1937, when he was arrested by Soviet authorities, declared an enemy of the state and killed. Her family name stopped her from getting into Leningrad State University (now Saint Petersburg State University) two years later, but she ultimately got into Moscow University in 1943. 49 Photos 6 Comments Share your voice Culture Internet Services How Google made a Doodle game Now playing: Watch this: 3:40 Our favorite Google Doodles through the years Tags After earning her Ph.D., Ladyzhenskaya went on to lead the Laboratory of Mathematical Physics at the Steklov Mathematical Institute in Moscow and to write more than 250 papers. She’s best known for her work on fluid dynamics of the Navier–Stokes equations — which describe the motion of viscous substances — and partial differential equations.Ladyzhenskaya’s contributions to the field earned her the Lomonosov Gold Medal from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2002. She died on Jan. 12, 2004, at the age of 81. Google Doodle Googlelast_img read more

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