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Ex-NBA player sentenced to prison for selling stolen guns

By on November 30, 2019

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Evidence presented at trial showed the 44-year-old Driggers bought 30 of 111 Rugers stolen by gang members in 2015 from a rail car parked in a rail yard and quickly resold 29 of them. Only 19 guns have been recovered.In asking for the maximum sentence of 10 years, prosecutors said Driggers’ actions have contributed to the “very dark place” Chicago finds itself in when it comes to gun violence.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDriggers on Thursday again denied ever selling guns.Drafted by Celtics in 1996, Driggers appeared in 15 games that season. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight CHICAGO — An eight-year prison sentence has been handed to a former Boston Celtics player found guilty of receiving guns stolen off a freight train in Chicago.Nate Driggers was found guilty in April of being a convicted felon in possession of stolen guns.ADVERTISEMENT TOTAL Excellium revs up for the third leg of the Toyota Vios Cup Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Lundqbelievable! Rangers Back From 3-1 Hole To Beat The Penguins in Game 7

By on November 18, 2019

first_imgPITTSBURGH, PA – In a spectacular defensive masterpiece led by the stellar goaltending of Henrik Lundqvist, the New York Rangers held the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins at bay, winning Game 7 on the road, 2-1, to complete their incredible comeback after trailing 3 games to 1 in the series.The Penguins fired the puck at Lundqvist 36 times, and he saved 35 of them from the net. Brad Richards broke a 1-1 tie in the second period, and the Rangers played brilliantly the rest of the way, protecting their slim lead by stymieing the Penguins’ attack, particularly shutting down Sidney Crosby, considered by many the top player in the league.The Rangers head to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the winner of the Boston Bruins – Montreal Canadiens series.  And if they win that series, it’s on to the Stanley Cup Finals – where they haven’t been since they won it all 20 years ago, in 1994.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro: Four cameras against a mid-range beast

By on November 17, 2019

first_imgXiaomi on Thursday announced the Redmi Note 6 Pro (Review) smartphone in India. The phone succeeds the popular Redmi Note 5 Pro and Xiaomi has priced it at Rs 13,999 for the base variant with 4GB of RAM and Rs 15,999 for the 6GB RAM variant. This is a pretty competitive pricing considering the Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched starting at Rs 15,999. This pricing also means the Redmi Note 6 Pro will directly compete against the Realme 2 Pro (Review).Realme has been quite disruptive this year and the Realme 2 Pro is proof of that. The phone a stunning dewdrop display and a powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset at a really impressive price tag of Rs 13,999 for the base model. It is obviously the phone a lot of people are going to compare the Redmi Note 6 Pro with so for those who want to know how the two phones stack against each other, do read on.Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro: Design and displayXiaomi has not changed things a lot as far as design is concerned. The Redmi Note 6 Pro largely gets the same glass and metal design as its predecessor. The rear panel is made up of smooth aluminium with a vertical dual camera system and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. This will be available in Black, Rose Gold, Blue and Red colours. On the front, the display is now much taller at 6.26-inches with a FHD+ resolution thanks to the notch. Realme 2 ProThe Realme 2 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a unique dewdrop arc panel with curved edges all around. The rear panel is reflective and glossy with 13-15 layers of sectional lamination bonded together to make it feel more glass-like and durable. It comes in some attractive colour options like Black Sea, Blue Ocean and Ice Lake.advertisementCompared to the Redmi Note 6 Pro, the Realme 2 Pro gets a bigger, more immersive display. It sports a 6.3-inch display with FHD+ (1080×2340) resolution and a 90.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio thanks to a waterdrop notch. The droplet-shaped notch is much smaller and less intrusive compared to the notch on the Redmi Note 6 Pro.ALSO READ: Realme 2 Pro review: A powerhouse with great displayThe Realme 2 Pro offers a very unique design to this segment while the Redmi Note 6 Pro goes with a tried and tested formula. The dewdrop display and reflective back gives the Realme 2 Pro a more premium look and feel. We reviewed the Realme 2 Pro and found the display to offer stunning vividness and good brightness levels, We are yet to review the Redmi Note 6 Pro so we cannot comment on the quality of the display panel just yet.Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro: CamerasXiaomi has really improved its camera game over the years and not just for its most premium offerings. Phones like the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi A2 in the past have impressed one and all with their quality sensors and top-notch bokeh shots. The Redmi Note 6 Pro looks to carry forward that tradition by offering a similar 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup as its predecessor. Only the sensors are different now with a wider f/1.9 aperture and bigger 1.4 micron pixels. All of this basically translates into sharper images and improved low-light performance. The device also gets a 20MP + 2MP dual camera system on the front, which is a first for the Note series. This means you will be able to capture selfie portraits as well. The Realme 2 Pro also offers some really impressive cameras on the front and back. There’s a 16MP + 2MP system on the back that comes with a wide f/1.7 aperture for the primary sensor. The front camera als gets a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Much like the Redmi Note 6 Pro, the Realme 2 Pro also offers crisp and detailed photos in good lighting conditions. It lets in a good amount of light in low-light scenarios as well, although detail can be a little lacking.Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro: SpecsThis is where things get really interesting. Xiaomi has often disrupted the market with its budget and mid-range offerings but Realme has quietly taken that place, at least for now. The Realme 2 Pro is the cheapest phone to offer an octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset that is coupled with 4GB of RAM as the base variant. The middle variant comes with 6GB of RAM and there is also a top-end model with 8GB of RAM.For the same price base price of Rs 13,999, the Redmi Note 6 Pro offers a Snapdragon 636 chipset. At any other time in the past, this would have made it a stellar deal, but compared to the Realme 2 Pro it does look a little underwhelming. This is the same chipset that is found in the Redmi Note 5 Pro as well. Both the SD363 and SD660 are capable and powerful processors, but the latter does get an edge especially in gaming performance and overall speed.advertisementALSO READ: Redmi Note 6 Pro review: Phone with best camera performance under Rs 20,000The Redmi Note 6 Pro keeps the same 4,000mAh battery capacity like its predecessor. If the Redmi Note 5 Pro is anything to go by, then you can expect the new Note phone to deliver over a full day of battery life on average usage with ease. The Realme 2 Pro may offer a smaller 3,500mAh capacity, but it still manages to deliver a full day’s worth of juice thanks to a power efficient processor.last_img read more

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Sterling scores, Kompany limps off in City win

By on November 16, 2019

first_imgNewcastle United 0 Manchester City 1: Sterling sends leaders 15 points clear Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 05:38 12/28/17 raheem sterling - cropped Getty Images Manchester City moved 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a win over Newcastle United in which they barely broke sweat. Manchester City made it 18 wins in a row in the Premier League with a 1-0 procession against Newcastle United on Wednesday.Raheem Sterling’s 13th league goal of the season secured the result for Pep Guardiola’s side and sent them 15 points clear of Manchester United at the top.The only negative for the visitors was the loss of captain Vincent Kompany to injury early in the first half, the centre-back going off with a suspected calf problem. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The slender scoreline belied what was one of City’s most comfortable victories of an astounding campaign, with Newcastle offering almost no resistance despite having lost their previous four league matches at home.Rafa Benitez made five changes to the side that beat West Ham last time out, with his line-up including Rolando Aarons – who had not started in the league all season – and Paul Dummett, making his first appearance in the top flight since the opening day loss to Tottenham.Sergio Aguero twice hit the post before Sterling at last made City’s dominance count in the 31st minute, but despite their total control of the game from then on they could not add to the scoreline.Newcastle barely threatened in the closing stages, meaning they remain just a point outside the relegation zone in 15th, while City tightened their grip on the title and are one victory short of matching Bayern Munich’s record for Europe’s top divisions of 19 wins in succession.17th of the season!  pic.twitter.com/BpN2hZFxq2— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 27, 2017Jonjo Shelvey tried a shot straight from kick-off, before the whole Newcastle side dropped into their defensive third to stem the expected early tide of City attacks.Aguero could have scored after only six minutes, turning Fernandinho’s cross onto the outside of the right-hand post, and the fact Guardiola introduced Gabriel Jesus for the injured Kompany 11 minutes in highlighted the lack of ambition from the home side.Despite the defensive blow for City, Newcastle continued to draw every player back towards their penalty area in a bid to frustrate the visitors, but Rob Elliot had to make a brilliant reaction save to keep out an Aguero header before the Argentine rattled the woodwork again with a strike from the edge of the area.The resistance did not last much longer. Kevin De Bruyne sent a sublime pass over the top of the home defence and into the path of Sterling, who prodded the ball in off the left-hand post past the helpless Elliot. @sterling7 has scored 13 #PL goals this season – the same number as in his first 2 seasons with @ManCity combined #NEWMCI pic.twitter.com/xWhfFLoDsx— Premier League (@premierleague) December 27, 2017The goal temporarily sparked Newcastle into life and it took a timely header off the line from Nicolas Otamendi to keep out Aarons’ chip, but Sterling would have added a second goal prior to the break were it not for another good Elliot save.359 – Manchester City completed 359 more passes than Newcastle United in the first half. Control. pic.twitter.com/FHpRLUf6cy— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 27, 2017Indeed, City enjoyed 83.4 per cent possession in the first half and their monopoly of the ball continued after the break, with Sterling fashioning an opening before bending a shot just wide, while De Bruyne made a mess of a one-on-one.The Belgian then blasted a low shot off the post from 25 yards and Aguero turned in the rebound, only for the offside flag to deny him a goal.Substitute Dwight Gayle was booked for a dive when he threatened to race clear on Ederson’s goal and sent an 89th-minute header wide as Newcastle made late attempts to equalise, but they could not stop City taking another step towards a title triumph that is beginning to look like a foregone conclusion. Key Opta stats: – Manchester City have now won 11 consecutive away Premier League games – a joint top-flight record (Chelsea managed the feat between April and December 2008).- Newcastle United have lost five consecutive home league matches for the first time since October 1953.- Nicolas Otamendi completed 122 passes for Man City in this match – seven more than all the outfield players of Newcastle combined (115).- Rafa Benitez has now lost six of his last 10 home Premier League matches – he had lost six of his previous 110 before this run.- Raheem Sterling has scored 13 Premier League goals this season – the same number he managed in his first two City campaigns combined. read morelast_img read more

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Terminally ill fan gets to experience Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes F1 car at home

By on October 25, 2019

first_img Press Trust of India SurreyMay 14, 2019UPDATED: May 14, 2019 19:01 IST Harry Shaw also got signed photographs and a Mercedes cap from Lewis Hamilton (F1 Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarry Shaw, the 5-year-old Lewis Hamilton fan, is suffering from a rare form of terminal bone cancerHarry had sent a good luck message to Hamilton on Instagram from his hospital bed before the Spanish GPMercedes later arranged for one of its cars to be flown to Harry’s homeIn a touching gesture, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have surprised a five-year-old boy in the UK with a rare form of terminal bone cancer by sending a Formula One car to his home for him to experience the vroom.Harry Shaw, from Surrey, sent Hamilton, a five-time Formula One World Champion, a good luck message on Instagram from his hospital bed.Harry, who has Ewing’s sarcoma, said in his video message: “Hello Lewis Hamilton. Good luck wining the race in Spain and thank you for the gifts. Lots of love from Harry and goodbye.”The boy has since moved back to his home for his final days, the BBC reported.For Harry This brave, inspiring young man was diagnosed with cancer in August 2018 and he’s not stopped fighting since!We’re supporting @HarrysPledge5 to raise money for research into Ewing’s Sarcoma and other childhood cancersPledge your support https://t.co/qQGXZIywYK pic.twitter.com/A13UmWSM1oMercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) May 12, 2019Hamilton described Harry as his “spirit angel” as he dedicated his victory at the Spanish Grand Prix to him on Sunday.”Harry, you don’t know how much this message means to me buddy. Thank you so much, you are my inspiration today Harry,” Hamilton tweeted.”I will try to make you proud. You are such a strong boy, I wish I was as strong as you, I wanted the world to see how strong you are and ask everyone to send their best wishes and prayers to you during this hard time. Sending you love Harry. God bless you. Your friend, Lewis”.advertisementTerminally ill Harry Shaw sent @LewisHamilton and @MercedesAMGF1 a good luck message ahead of the Spanish Grand PrixThey responded by sending his car and winning trophy to Harry’s homeHarry’s fundraising page: https://t.co/cSCVkMSt7F@PA pic.twitter.com/K0b2oNmMgLFormula 1 (@F1) May 13, 2019Mercedes later arranged for one of its cars to be flown to Harry’s home, where he is also expected to be presented with Hamilton’s winning trophy from the Barcelona race, the report said.In April, Harry’s parents were told he had just one week left to live.Harry’s father, James Shaw, said: “I don’t know Lewis, but I think what we’ve seen is what a genuine, decent, lovely person he is.”That was a heartfelt message he did and he won that Grand Prix for Harry and that means a lot.”#thumbsup pic.twitter.com/WS2IQtWwxzHarry Shaw (@HarrysPledge5) May 13, 2019Charlotte Shaw, Harry’s mother, said: “It’s brought smiles into his life at a time when there’s a limited amount of fun to be had, to be perfectly honest.”She said gifts including signed photographs and a Mercedes cap first brought smiles, adding: “It just went from there, really.”It’s just got bigger and bigger and better and better and the smiles have got broader and broader.”It’s so special to see Harry enjoying himself.”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 byrohan sen Next Terminally ill fan gets to experience Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes F1 car at homeLewis Hamilton described Harry Shaw as his “spirit angel” as he dedicated his victory at the Spanish Grand Prix to him on Sunday.advertisementlast_img read more

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Marlink Orders Six Containerships from Fujian Mawei

By on October 24, 2019

first_imgzoom German shipping company Marlink Schiffahrtskontor has placed an order for six Feedermax vessels with an option for another six ships at China’s shipyard Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Five containerships from the batch, with a capacity of 1,162 TEU, are scheduled for delivery in 2018, while the remaining one would join its owner in 2019.VesselsValue added that the company would pay a total of USD 114 million for the six vessels, with each ship costing USD 19 million.The vessels on option, if exercised, could all be added to the fleet during 2019, and would bring the total value of the deal to up to USD 230 million.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Halifax Regional Municipality

By on October 22, 2019

first_img Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 Fax: 902-424-7116 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Today, Oct. 8, Highway 102 (Bicentennial Highway) will be closed for about 20 minutes, between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., for blasting at the Larry Uteck Interchange. Drivers should expect delays or use alternate routes, which will be indicated by electronic signs. -30-last_img

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Ahead of state polls Modi launches 3 more metro lines in Mumbai

By on October 18, 2019

first_imgMumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said we will not achieve the aim of doubling the economy to USD 5 trillion if our cities do not have 21st century infrastructure.This will involve creating systems to address the concerns on mobility, connectivity, productivity, sustainability and safety, Modi told a public gathering in the city where he launched three more metro lines, taking the number of planned metro corridors to 14 extending 337 km. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’It can be noted that the prime minister has set a target of doubling the economy to USD 5 trillion by FY25, and there are frequent episodes exposing the inabilities of the cities to cope with various challenges. “When the country is moving to achieve the USD 5 trillion economy aim, we will have to create cities in sync with the 21st century world,” Modi said. In the comments that come amid falling growth rates that has slowed to a six-year low in the June quarter, Modi said his government will be spending Rs 100 lakh crore on infrastructure alone over the next five years. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHe said during his first stint, the government had cleared 600 km of metro lines and 400 km of the existing 675 km lines got operationalised between 2014 and now. He said, Mumbai’s metro network, which currently is a paltry 11 km, will go up to 325 km by FY24. These metro lines will create 10,000 jobs for engineers and 40,000 for skilled/unskilled people, he claimed. Stating that change in infrastructure is slowly becoming visible in Mumbai and elsewhere, Modi said a few years ago, nobody would have imagined that mega projects touching the city including the bullet train, trans harbour link and a new airport are shaping up.The visit comes weeks ahead before Maharashtra goes to polls soon. Mumbai, which has among the densest cities in the world, sends as many as 38 of the 288 members to the Assembly. Modi remotely laid the foundation stones for three metro lines which will add 42 km to the overall 337-km plan.last_img read more

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King Mohammed VI to Inaugurate Noor I Solar Plant Thursday

By on October 12, 2019

By Jonathan WalshRabat – King Mohammed VI will officially launch the first phase of the solar plant “Noor I” in the south-central town of Ouarzazate on Thursday, February 4, according to a press release sent by Climate Investment Funds to Morocco World News. Noor I will eventually be the largest Concentrated Solar Power(CSP) plant in the world. This phase will be the first of three for the plant, which began construction in 2013, and by 2018 is predicted to supply 1.1 million Moroccans with 500 megawatts of energy. The plant will also reduce carbon emissions by 760,000 tons per year. Noor I is regarded by many as a huge leap towards a more energy-independent and sustainable Morocco. By 2030 the country aims to utilize renewable resource for over half of its energy use. It is also possible that Morocco will have the capacity to “export energy to European countries,” according to the World Bank.Speaking about the plant in December, Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment, Hakima El Haiti, discussed the use of highly advanced CSP plants and how they work by using “mirrors to focus the sun’s light and heat up a liquid, which is mixed with water and reaches a temperature close to 400 degrees Celsius.” She explained that “this produces steam, which in turn drives a turbine to generate electrical power.”She went on to add that the system allows for “the storage of energy for nights and cloudy days.”Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have funded the $435 million plant via the African Development Bank and the World Bank. CIF has operated in 72 developing nations worldwide and is the largest multinational climate finance vehicle in the world, with an overall value of $8.1 billion. The stated aim of CIF is to transform countries like Morocco into world leaders in renewable energy, climate resilience and forest protection. read more

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US service firms grew at slower pace in January

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WASHINGTON — U.S. service companies grew in January at the slowest pace in six months, amid concern over the impact of the partial government shutdown on the economy.The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reports that its service index fell to 56.7 per cent last month, down from 58 per cent in December. The January reading was the lowest since July 2018.Any reading above 50 signals growth. So even with the January decline, the index shows that service industries, where most Americans work, has been expanding for 108 consecutive months. The ISM notes that executives of service companies remain optimistic about overall business conditions.The Associated Press read more

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Indian Foreign Secretary to have talks with Sri Lanka

By on October 8, 2019

Jaishankar is expected to have brief talks with the Sri Lankan Government and also set the groundwork for a visit to Sri Lanka next month by Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Colombo Gazette) Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar is likely to visit Sri Lanka next week for talks, sources told the Colombo Gazette.Sources said that the date for the visit is not confirmed but he may arrive before January 15.

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Annan UN Assembly President to head for Oslo to accept Nobel Peace

By on October 6, 2019

The formal awards ceremony, which will take place on Monday, follows the 12 October decision by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to bestow the Nobel Peace Prize for 2001, in two equal portions, on the United Nations and Mr. Annan, “for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.” On Sunday, the Secretary-General and the Assembly President, who will accept the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the United Nations, will give a joint press conference before participating in a rehearsal for the Nobel Ceremony. In the evening, the two UN leaders will have dinner with members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. After accepting the Peace Prize on Monday afternoon, the Secretary-General and the Assembly President will attend a reception in their honour hosted by King Harald V. In the evening, they will witness the traditional torchlight procession and then attend the Nobel banquet. According to the spokesman, Mr. Annan’s programme in Oslo will include a meeting on Tuesday with a group of non-governmental organization representatives at the Red Cross headquarters. The Secretary-General will then confer with the Norwegian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, and meet with the leadership of the Norwegian Parliament. While in Oslo, he is also scheduled to officially open a donor conference on East Timor. On Wednesday Mr. Annan will travel to Stockholm, where he will meet with Parliamentarians and the Prime Minister and have an audience with Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden. read more

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Iraqi response to Annans letter on arms inspections circulated to Security Council

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The six-page letter from Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri, which also includes a three-page annex, was distributed to Council members on Saturday, spokesman Fred Eckhard said, adding that no date has been set to take up the matter.The Arabic language document, which was received last Thursday, was a response to Mr. Annan’s letter of 6 August, in which the Secretary-General said he looked forward to a formal Iraqi invitation to UN inspectors to return to the country.The Iraqi letter was also transmitted over the weekend to Mr. Annan, who is vacationing in his native Ghana.”The Secretary-General’s team is studying the long text and has no comment on it at this time,” Mr. Eckhard said. read more

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UN agencies and aid groups help Afghanistan try to boost its low

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About 43 per cent of adult Afghan men and just 14 per cent of adult women are literate, UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) spokesperson Ariane Quentier told reporters today in the capital Kabul.She said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have helped the Afghan Ministry of Education construct or rebuild 193 primary schools since last year.In Saripul province in the northwest, NGOs and the Education Ministry last month started a four-year literacy course where 300 teachers will give lessons to 9,000 adults across many of the province’s villages. A separate literacy course that ultimately aims to teach 1,500 women is underway in neighbouring Bamiyan province.Teacher-training courses are also taking place in Panjao district, with the programme to be expanded into at least four other districts, Ms. Quentier said.Meanwhile, Cherif Bassiouni, the Independent Expert on Human Rights in Afghanistan, is currently in the country on a week-long mission to assess the situation – his first since August last year.Mr. Bassiouni is scheduled to take a field mission to Mazar-i-Sharif, as well as meet UN officials, government officials and representatives of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) during his visit. read more

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Vancouverarea train derails believed to be on tracks servicing grain terminal

By on October 3, 2019

Vancouver-area train derails, believed to be on tracks servicing grain terminal by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 19, 2016 6:47 pm MDT BURNABY, B.C. – A train has gone off the rails in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.Burnaby Fire Chief Joe Robertson says the train was running on a private spur line that services a grain terminal on the south shore of the Burrard Inlet when it jumped the tracks.Pictures on social media show one rail car half off the track and another lying on its side metres away from the shoreline.Robertson says the wheels of three other cars are also off the track, putting the total number of derailed cars at five.He says he doesn’t believe anyone was injured and that the grain cars appear empty.When asked about the derailment, a spokeswoman for CP Rail (TSX: CP) recommended contacting Cascadia Terminal.According to the Port of Vancouver’s website, Cascadia is a grain terminal that handles wheat, barley and oats, and is owned and operated by Saskatchewan-based Viterra Inc. (TSE: VT).The company was unable to provide an immediate comment about the derailment. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Ohio State mens hockey sweeps Niagara earns sixth win in seven games

By on September 28, 2019

Junior forward Tanner Fritz (16) passes the puck during a game against Niagara Nov. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 4-1.Credit: Ryan Robey / Lantern photographerWith junior forward Tanner Fritz’s return to the lineup came an offensive surge on the ice as the Ohio State men’s hockey team handed Niagara University a two-game sweep over the weekend.Fritz, who missed five games due to an upper-body injury he sustained in OSU’s loss against Bowling Green Oct. 15, was an offensive powerhouse for the Buckeyes (6-4-0, 0-0-0) with a goal and five assists.Coach Steve Rohlik said while Fritz performed well, his presence on the ice spurred some life in the team as they took on the Purple Eagles (1-6-1, 1-1-1).“Obviously, he’s proven himself over the last few years. He’s our quiet leader,” Rohlik said. “He’s not a rah-rah guy. He leads by what he does on the ice … He’s certainly a big part of our team, and as a coach, it’s nice to know he’s in our lineup.”Junior forward Max McCormick said Fritz’s versatility — being able to do everything, anywhere on the ice — is what sets him apart as such an important component of the Buckeyes’ lineup.“He does everything,” McCormick said. “He does the little things — he blocks shots, he chips pucks, he makes great plays, he snipes, he does it all — so it’s great having him back.”After the opening period Saturday, the Buckeyes led Niagara, 2-0, off goals from McCormick and junior forward Ryan Dzingel.OSU widened the gap in the second stanza, as freshman forward Nick Schilkey, junior forward Matt Johnson and Dzingel scored, giving the Buckeyes a 5-0 lead. The Purple Eagles answered at 8:30 with a goal from freshman forward Stephen Pietrobon, but McCormick canceled it out with another goal of his own at 15:00 to give the Buckeyes a 6-1 advantage.With the lead, OSU played more conservatively in the third period, and neither team scored. Overall, the game saw an aggressive OSU squad, who took 37 shots, compared to the Purple Eagles’ 16.The Buckeyes played the majority of the game without their starting goalie, freshman Matt Tomkins, who suffered and injury and was replaced by freshman Logan Davis at 3:44. Rohlik said Tomkins is “day-to-day,” and was pleased with Davis’ performance, in which he made 14 saves and allowed only one goal on the night.“Logan did fantastic,” Rohlik said. “That’s what we expect out of him. That’s why he’s part of this team, and that’s why he comes to practice every day. He works extremely hard, so we wouldn’t expect anything less.”McCormick said the Buckeyes handled the physicality of the game well, especially in faceoffs.“We want to win one-on-one battles and we want to out-compete the other team, and that’s what we focused on in practice, so we executed that well tonight,” he said.The first game of the series was held Friday, and the Buckeyes came out strong on their way to a 4-1 victory.The game remained scoreless until the second period, when Fritz put OSU on the board with a late-period goal, and Dzingel followed suit in the third with a goal of his own at 12:16. Senior forward Ryan Rashid of the Purple Eagles closed the gap with a goal at 18:17, but McCormick responded with a goal just 10 seconds later and then another at 19:27 with an empty Niagara net.After the game Friday, Fritz said his legs “were a little bit heavy at the start,” but once he got going, he was fine.Rohlik said the defensive unit, which only allowed two goals in the series, was as good as it could’ve been.”When you say ‘defense,’ I think that’s all five guys on the ice, and certainly I think it starts on that end,” he said. “We talk about offense, but everything starts from the D-zone. Our guys stepped up in that area — we blocked some shots from our forwards to our (defensemen).”The Buckeyes are slated to finish their homestand with a two-game series against Canisius Friday and Saturday. The puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m. in both games. read more

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Man 20 dies after being chased by police and apprehended in Hackney

By on September 25, 2019

first_imgThe incident happened in the the Kingsland Road/ Middleton Road area of HackneyThe Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the incident, and the Directorate of Professional Standards has also been informed.The IPCC said it had launched an independent investigation at 3.10am on Saturday – less than an hour and a half after police pursued the man. It said it had obtained evidence “which indicates an object was removed from his throat at the scene”.The man was taken to the Royal London Hospital, where he died. CCTV footage from inside the shop and police body worn video has also been gathered and viewed.Investigators are keen to speak to any witnesses who were in the Kingsland Road/ Middleton Road area of Hackney. A 20-year-old man has died after being chased by police and apprehended in a shop.A Metropolitan Police officer pursued the man on foot after they attempted to stop a car in Kingsland Road, east London, at 1.45am on Saturday, the force said.The man went into a shop where he was seen “trying to swallow an object”, Scotland Yard said.A force spokesman said: “The man entered a shop in Kingsland Road, where he was seen to be trying to swallow an object.”The officer intervened and sought to prevent the man from harming himself, but he was then taken ill.”London Ambulance Service attended, and before they arrived first aid was provided by officers, including a police medic.The man was then taken to an east London hospital, where he was pronounced dead around an hour later.His next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination and formal identification are to take place.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Raspberry Pi has PCBs for 100 beta 25 PCs

By on September 21, 2019

first_imgIt’s the first day of December, the month that Raspberry Pi is set to offer the community a limited supply of $25 PC kits. Is progress being made towards that goal? Most definitely yes, as a bunch of images appearing on the Raspberry Pi website demonstrate the first signs of the finished device.With the design of the board pretty much set in stone (unless an overlooked problem presents itself), the foundation has ordered and received 100 unpopulated PCBs on to which the components of the PC will be added. The boards have been thoroughly tested and are ready for components, but we don’t currently know exactly when they will be ready to use.The good news is Raspberry Pi intends to offer some of this first batch for sale. The details are not set in stone, but it is thought they will be auctioned off as a way of raising some cash. The foundation has already seen some success and created a small revenue stream through the sale of the very popular Raspberry Pi logo stickers.How many of these boards will be offered for sale depends on how testing goes when the PCBs are populated. However, if they are auctioned off I don’t think any will be picked up for just $25 as interest is going to be very high. Some collectors out there will be willing to pay a high premium for one of the very first boards in what is already predicted to be a very popular little computer system.Read more at Raspberry Pilast_img read more

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TransCanada official expresses support for gas project

By on September 9, 2019

first_imgAn official with TransCanada Corp. says the Canadian pipeline company strongly believes in the Alaska liquefied natural gas project it’s currently a partner in.But Vincent Lee told the House Finance Committee the company supports Gov. Bill Walker’s recommendation that the state buy out TransCanada’s interest. He called it a mutual dissolution.The Legislature is in special session to consider the buyout.Walker has requested about $158 million, roughly $68 million of which would go to TransCanada. Remaining funds would go toward the rest of the state’s share for the current phase and costs for state agencies involved in the project.As currently structured, TransCanada would hold Alaska’s interest in the pipeline and gas treatment plant. Walker argues a buyout would give the state a greater say in the project.last_img read more

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Three Boats Advance to Grand Finals at ACC Championship

By on September 1, 2019

first_img CLEMSON, S.C. – Highlighted by the showings of their varsity eight boats, the University of Louisville rowing team opened competition with preliminary racing at the 2019 ACC Rowing Championship Friday evening at Lake Hartwell. LINEUPSV8+: Perie Howard (coxswain), Violette Legrand, Lucie Heranova, Caroline Lynch, Abbi Fitts, Misia Partyga, Leah van Eeden, McKenzie Sweeney, McKenzie Vaughn2V8+: Margaret Geraghty (coxswain), Mallory Burnett, Mahalia Shand, Jordan Kraski, Grace Herbert, Haylee Judge, Abigail Davies, Sarah Thurson, Katie BeilerV4+: Rosie Devine (coxswain), Kimberly Dil, Victoria Goldin, Emily Corso, Madeline Dodd2V4+: Audrey Sholiton (coxswain), Caitlyn Pike, Emmy Wuensch, Madison Luette, Michaela Dukes3V8+: Heidi Anderson (coxswain), Olivia DeNiro, Morgan Senogles, Gillian Burns, Brynna Walchle, Megan Lee, Anna Kiser, Eliza Wack, Ainsley Mattingly Print Friendly Version Varsity 4+ (Heat 1)1. Syracuse, 7:11.5942. Virginia, 7:13.3093. Miami, 7:28.8304. Louisville, 7:31.1245. Boston College, 7:36.213 Both of the four boats posted great battles in their respective races, narrowly missing out on qualification for the grand final. In the V4+, the Cards overcame a tough start and nearly made up on ground on Miami, but they eventually placed fourth with a time of 7:31.124. The 2V4+ remained close with Boston College through its race before coming in fourth with a mark of 7:41.883. Louisville’s action on Saturday morning begins with the 3V8+ grand final at 8:15 a.m., followed shortly by the 2V4+ petite final at 8:30 a.m. The V4+ races in the petite at 8:55 a.m. before wrapping up with 2V8+ grand final at 9:30 a.m. and V8+ grand final at 9:55 a.m. The school with the highest point total following the races will be crowned ACC Champion, while the conference’s coaches will select the All-ACC Team, ACC Coach of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year. Fans can follow Louisville rowing on Twitter (@UofLRowing) at http://twitter.com/uoflrowing, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UofLRowing and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/uoflrowing. Story Links ACC Network Extra will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 10 a.m. on Saturday, with Jerry Massey and Steve Pritzker on the call. Live results will also be available online at HereNow.com. A full recap of Saturday’s action will be available on GoCards.com following the conclusion of competition. SCHEDULE3V8+ Grand Final – 8:15 a.m. (Lane 1 vs. Clemson, Notre Dame, Duke, Virginia, Notre Dame)2V4+ Petite Final – 8:30 a.m. (Lane 6 vs. North Carolina, Notre Dame)V4+ Petite Final – 8:55 a.m. (Lane 5 vs. Boston College, North Carolina)2V8+ Grand Final – 9:30 a.m. (Lane 2 vs. Notre Dame, Clemson, Syracuse, Virginia, Duke)V8+ Grand Final – 9:55 a.m. (Lane 2 vs. Clemson, Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia, Duke) ACC Championship Site center_img Third Varsity 8+ (Heat 1)1. Virginia, 6:40.3702. Notre Dame, 6:51.1013. Louisville, 6:54.0674. North Carolina, 7:18.0295. Miami, 7:25.907 Live Results RESULTSVarsity 8+ (Heat 1)1. Duke, 6:26.7402. Syracuse, 6:30.5833. Louisville, 6:38.5764. North Carolina, 6:46.8775. Boston College, 6:54.016 The V8+ kept a steady pace throughout their heat, finishing behind Duke and Syracuse with a time of 6:38.576 that placed sixth overall. It was a similar result for the 2V8+, whose time of 6:44.067 also finished sixth overall and behind the Blue Devils and Orange in the heat. In the opening race of the evening, the 3V8+ battled with Notre Dame for second place throughout before eventually finishing third with a time of 6:54.067 that was fifth among qualifying crews. Second Varsity 8+ (Heat 2)1. Duke, 6:34.9742. Syracuse, 6:40.4943. Louisville, 6:44.0674. North Carolina, 6:51.870 Second Varsity 4+ (Heat 1)1. Virginia, 7:14.6682. Syracuse, 7:28.9243. Boston College, 7:37.3334. Louisville, 7:41.8835. North Carolina, 7:44.898 The varsity eight, second varsity eight and third varsity eight boats each finished third in their heats, qualifying for the grand final in each flight. The varsity four and second varsity four placed fourth in their preliminary races and will compete in the petite finals on Saturday morning. ACC Network Extra last_img read more

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