Ultra behind attack on J&K Minister held

first_imgA Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant, believed to be behind the recent attack on the Jammu & Kashmir Public Works Minister Nayeem Akhtar, was arrested on Friday.According to the police, the JeM militant, Gulzar Ahmad Dar, who lobbed a grenade at a bus stand in Tral on September 21, which left three civilians dead and 30 injured, was held in a cordon-and-search operation at Naristan village in Tral.Chinese pistol seizedA Chinese pistol was recovered from him, said the police. “During sustained questioning, he [Dar] admitted that he had hurled the grenade on the instructions of the JeM commander, Mufti Vikas, a resident of Pakistan, and Noor Mohammad Tantray, a resident of Darganie-Gund in Tral,” the police said.Dar, according to the police, was earlier active with the JeM outfit in 2014.He was arrested and released after two years in January 2017.In a follow-up of the investigation, security forces came to know about the presence of his associates, all foreign militants, “in a hideout in Tral’s Pastuna forest”.However, the militants fired upon the search party from their hideout and took advantage of the dense forest cover to escape, said the police.Second bank robberyGunmen looted ₹1.9 lakh from a bank in Pulwama’s Ratnipora area on Friday morning, the second such incident in the past 24 hours.Three masked gunmen barged into the branch at Ratnipora and decamped with cash. The gunmen also damaged the CCTV cameras before looting the cash.On Thursday, ₹5 lakh was looted from a bank in the Bijbehara area of Anantnag. The police blamed the Hizbul Mujhadeen for these acts.However, the Hizb distanced itself from the bank robberies. “We do not believe in bank robberies as it is un-Islamic and unethical. Robbing banks is not the work of militants,” said Hizb operational spokesperson Burhanuddin on Friday.last_img read more

Popovich praises LeBron’s courage to speak on social issues

first_imgFamilies in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Popovich shrugged off his links to James.“His career is way bigger than he and Pop,” Popovich said with a laugh. “There’s a great respect that goes both ways, for sure. I love the guy. But I guess we’ve both been around for a while and competed a few times and we’ve each won and lost. But it’s never been an individual sort of thing. He’s always been a team guy and hopefully I’m the same way.”Following San Antonio’s 110-94 win over Cleveland, James said he appreciated Popovich’s words. He also intends to remain vocal about his beliefs.“For me as an athlete and for me as a role model, I just try to do my part to help these kids and the youth understand how important their lives are and they can become anything in this world,” James said. “No matter the negativity that may be going on around them, there’s always a brighter side. For me, while I have this platform, I will continue to do that and continue to lend my voice and lend my spirit and lend my inspiration to these kids, because I know exactly what they’re going through because I was one of them at one point in time not too long ago.“Pop is definitely one of my all-time favorite people that I’ve ever crossed paths with in my life.”ADVERTISEMENT Popovich said he’s never been around a player like James, who doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down at 33. And while Popovich marvels at James’ physical gifts, he’s more impressed by how the four-time MVP carries himself off the floor.James has had a major impact in Northeast Ohio with his community efforts. His foundation has supported kids in the Akron area to attend college tuition free, which is why Popovich was so put off by Ingraham’s remarks.“It’s kind of like the ‘Black Panther’ movie,” Popovich said. “How cool is that for kids to see that, to have that superhero? Well, LeBron’s been that for a long time. For somebody to be totally numb to that and attack him in such a childish way really speaks more volumes about that individual than it does LeBron. He’s very, very special. We should all be very proud that we have someone like that who’s willing to speak about a variety of topics and you listen to them all.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSG striker Neymar off on stretcher after twisting ankle LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)CLEVELAND — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich hopes LeBron James never stops speaking up.Long an admirer of Cleveland’s superstar, Popovich praised James for his activism and for being a role model to “millions” of kids. Popovich also defended James’ right to speak after he was recently criticized by Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham, who said the NBA’s most high-profile player should “shut up and dribble” after he criticized President Donald Trump.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next View comments Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “To me, when I heard about that, it was just an unbelievable show of arrogance for a talking head to try and tell someone else if they can speak, what they can speak about and when and where to do it,” Popovich said before the Spurs faced James and the Cavaliers. “It’s just ludicrous, but to not have a feel for who this guy is.“I mean, think about when he came into public view, how young was he? And to this day he hasn’t missed a step, he hasn’t fallen off the ledge and he’s been a brilliant example for millions of kids, especially kids with lesser opportunity and haven’t had the same advantages as others.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They see in this guy somebody who has consistently exhibited excellence in the workplace and gives them a voice and lets them know that you can speak about anything.”James and Popovich have developed a strong bond during their years together, facing each other three times in the NBA Finals. Popovich also was an assistant coach when James played on the 2004 U.S. Olympic team. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Mumbai turns fortress for World Cup final

first_imgIndia will play Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.As Mumbai prepares for the ICC World Cup finals between India and Sri Lanka on Saturday, the city has virtually turned into a fortress. Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, in addition to the Mumbai Police, have been deployed heavily to ensure a tight security blanket over the city. This comes after successful conduct of high voltage semi-final match between India and Pakistan in Mohali on Wednesday. The presence of the two countries’ prime ministers along with several other dignitaries had seen unprecedented security cover all around the city. Now, as Mumbai braces for the finals at Wankhede Stadium, it is the city’s turn to be fortified, especially in the wake of some terror threats issued earlier to disrupt the World Cup. The roads leading up to the stadium have already been cordoned off two days before the match. Even officials were being allowed inside after security checks. Several high profile dignitaries, including President Pratibha Patil, her Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa and BJP president Nitin Gadkari have already announced their decision to watch the match. The Sri Lankan team has arrived in the city for the match, while the Men in Blue were on their way to the city from Mohali on Thursday afternoon.last_img read more

Teams should warm up to the idea of playing pink-ball Tests, says New Zealand Cricket chief

first_imgNew Zealand Cricket chief executive David White warned players and traditionalists saying that five-day format would not survive if they don’t accept pink-ball in Tests.Australia and New Zealand played the inaugural day-night Test in Adelaide last year, attracting huge crowds to rival those at limited-overs versions of the game.But players from both sides complained about the pink ball, intended to be more visible under floodlights, and some conservatives felt it undermined a Test tradition dating back to 1877. (Also read: New Zealand open to playing day-night Test in India) White said there was strong enthusiasm for more day-night Tests at a meeting of the International Cricket Council board in Dubai last weekend. He said there was also a groundswell of support from fans and television broadcasters, expressing confidence that players would eventually come around.”I think the players will be very supportive going forward, (day-night Test cricket) is essential for the survival of the format, to be honest,” he told Radio Sport.White said day-nighters would never dominate Test cricket but he could envisage a time when most series included a match played under lights.”It provides an opportunity for the game to be more accessible to the fans and we’ve got to listen to them, they drive the revenue, they drive the game,” he said.”We’ve got to uphold the traditions of the game — I’m as traditional as anyone — but we’ve got to look to the future as well.”Players raised concerns after the Adelaide Test about the pink ball’s movement and durability, as well as the difficulty batsmen faced seeing it under lights.advertisementSouth Africa’s players have also refused to commit to a day-night Test later this year in Adelaide, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said last week.Black Caps coach Mike Hesson said “fine tuning” would solve the problems, insisting New Zealand’s players backed the concept of day-night Tests.”I think it’s inevitable that we’ll play a lot more day-night cricket over the coming years,” he told reporters.However, White said Indian officials had “jumped the gun” in announcing last week that they would play a pink-ball Test against New Zealand when the Black Caps tour later this year.He said NZC wanted it to go ahead but it would not be locked in until discussions around issues such as practice matches were completed.He said administrators in India saw it as a way to raise the profile of Test cricket.”They realise that they have got an issue with their crowds at Test match cricket,” he said.”While T20 and one-day cricket is huge, they do struggle to get big crowds for Test matches.”Hesson denied administrators in Australia and now India were using New Zealand as a “guinea pig” to trial the effectiveness of day-night cricket before adopting it against big-name opponents.He said it would be an honour to be involved in the first pink-ball Test played in India, if the fixture goes ahead.”To play in front of a full house in India in a Test match would be pretty special,” he said.last_img read more

I want to be the guy Root looks to, says Broad ahead of India series

first_img(EDS: Correcting headline) London, July 21 (PTI) Stuart Broad wants to be the go-to “guy” for England skipper Joe Root as the seamer gears up to prove his fitness and make a comeback in the big-ticket Test series against India, beginning August 1. The Nottinghamshire pace bowler doesn’t want to look too far ahead, but next year’s Ashes series is definitely on his radar. “I think it is quite dangerous to look as far ahead as that. It can take your mind off what is really important,” Broad told Sky Sports News. “I don’t want to look too far ahead, but a huge goal of mine is to regain the Ashes in 2019. That is number one, top of the list, but what is going to make me a better cricketer in the short term, is to be able to be in that team fit and firing and be the guy Rooty (Joe Root) looks to.” On a comeback trail, Broad will look to regain full fitness after suffering an ankle injury playing for his county against Worcestershire in the Specsavers County Championship last month. “I really need to shorten my mindset and get things that are really reachable now and get things to push towards, rather than look to ends of careers because once you do that you slow down as a person and I am not at the stage of wanting to do that.” PTI AH ATAT BSBSlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A80 with 48MP rotating camera, Snapdragon 730G SoC launched

first_imgSamsung at its “A Galaxy Event” on Wednesday announced the Galaxy A80 smartphone, which has so far been rumoured as the Galaxy A90. This is Samsung’s premium mid-range device that touts top-end hardware and a unique design that has never been seen on a smartphone till now. The Galaxy A80 is Samsung’s first smartphone with a pop-up rotating camera. The phone also touts a New Infinity all-screen display, a brand new Snapdragon 730G chipset and an intelligent battery, among other things.The Galaxy A80 is the most premium handset in the Galaxy A lineup this year. Samsung has already launched the Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 in India, but there is no word yet on when the Galaxy A80 will reach the Indian market. At the launch event, the company also announced the launch of the Galaxy A70, which was made official just a few days ago.Samsung Galaxy A80 specificationsThe Galaxy A80 sports a large 6.7-inch FHD+ (2400X1080) Super AMOLED display. This is notably the first Samsung phone to come with the New Infinity display which sees no notch or punch-hole on the screen and ultra-thin bezels all around. The New Infinity display is Samsung’s newest all-screen, immersive display with a large screen-to-body ratio. The phone offers a 3D glass panel on the back that is curved around the sides to offer a comfortable grip. It will be offered in Phantom Black, Angel Gold and Ghost White colours with a prism effect. Without a notch or a display hole, Samsung is relying on a pop-up mechanism to hide the camera. Unlike typical pop-up cameras that are mostly for the front-facing camera, the mechanism employed by Samsung sees the primary triple camera setup rise up and rotate to the front when using the selfie camera. This means that every time you switch to the selfie camera mode, the top part of the rear panel that houses the camera setup will rise up, and the camera module within the slider will rotate to the front automatically.advertisementThis unique new camera mechanism enables you to use the high-quality primary cameras for selfies as well. And the camera setup is high-quality indeed. The Galaxy A80 comes with a 48MP f/2.0 primary camera for ultra clear and detailed photos, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a ToF (Time of Flight) camera for depth mapping. All three cameras can rotate to the front to be used for selfies.The Galaxy A80 is also powered by a brand new Snapdragon 730G chipset. This is an octa-core chipset that clocks at up to 2.2GHz. Qualcomm announced the chipset a few hours ago alongside the Snapdragon 730. The biggest difference between the two processors is that the SD730G offers a 15 per cent fast GPU for an enhanced gaming experience.The chipset is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with no support for expandability. The Galaxy A80 houses a 3,700mAh battery and supports 25W Super fast charging. The device also gets an optical in-display fingerprint sensor, measures 9.5mm in thickness and runs on Android Pie with One UI on top. It measures 165.2×76.5×9.3mm.Disclaimer: The reporter’s travel and stay for this event in Bangkok have been arranged by Samsung.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A80 spotted on Geekbench with key specs ahead of launchALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10e review: Affordable, compact and the best S10 to buyALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A50 review: Premium features now come at an affordable pricelast_img read more

Hasta Sporting makes clothes that take care of you

first_img Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Editors’ Recommendations Launched in February, NYC-based Hasta Sporting is a brand new menswear brand that merges urban sophistication with engineered coastal casualness. Its selection of outerwear, tops, bottoms and accessories often use performance fabrics that enhance an active lifestyle. Hasta, which named after the Latin word for spear, is currently sold in about 20 boutiques as well as its own online store.On the eve of the release of their new summer capsule collection that comprises a bomber jacket, beach pant and two polo shirts, brand founders Tyler Rowe, Ginger Jones and Rory Fortune filled me in about these four pieces and their great new line in general.Why did you start the brand?Tyler: We wanted to mix a bit of New York flavor in with a little coastal aesthetic and drive home design solutions. We wanted to offer a fresh voice in the outdoor and sportswear space and have fun with cool, innovative fabrics, offer left-of-center essentials and have fun with graphics to express ourselves.What is Hasta Sporting’s aesthetic?Ginger: The overall aesthetic of the line is what is essential and what is novel. Each season we dive into the performance features that we are looking to explore as well as also what just feels current and fresh.What are some of your favorite pieces?Tyler: I am personally really, really excited about the Beach Pant that we are offering in the capsule collection. It’s got this very cool Italian seersucker fabric that has some really cool performance properties to it. It’s super lightweight, anti-abrasion, quick drying, water resistant and has a dope concealed pocket on the back right. It has a really cool silhouette with a relaxed waistband construction kind of like a boardshort but then it’s a little bit tailored to the leg so I feel like I can rock it on the beach but also wear it afterwards.For outwear for me personally it’s the Coach’s Jacket that is in that same seersucker fabric as the Beach Pant. For the tops I love the Fisherman Shirt. We do it in a cotton-nylon. It’s something I get really stoked about when I am out in the elements or on a boat fishing, hiking or riding my bike. For accessories the Burgundy Hat is second to none for me because the fabric has some crazy properties to it. It will keep my head warm if it is a little chilly outside but then it breathes if it is hot and it also has those anti-abrasion properties so it’s going to wear much longer. I beat up my hats so it’s something I will be able to rock next summer and take it on the golf course or hiking and get some really good life out of it.You’ve just launched four new pieces for summer. What makes them special?Ginger: The capsule is basically a highlight of the more technical elements so with the polo shirts there’s a thermal bonded pocket in the back where you can throw in your golfs tees, wallet and phone. It’s a new interpretation of a polo shirt. With the bomber as well we went with a Japanese nylon that is waterproof and anti-abrasion. And the trouser is tailored but it also has the ease of a boardshort and it has a built-in gusset at the bottom so you get movement if you are going to cycle to work. This trouser gives you the ease and flexibility of a sport trouser but with a tailored silhouette to keep it clean and crisp. We want to keep things accessible but we also want to create novelty and specialness.What performance fabrics do you employ?Ginger: The technical properties we offer this season were abrasion resistance and a bit of mechanical stretch, water resistance and anti-microbial. With a thing like the natural pique there is a breathability that goes along with that so even with a traditional fabric there are elements to it that are going to be able to wick away sweat or dry fast. And they will last you as well. Quality is really important to us. We maintain this integrity about the product so it’s not something that we just turn out season after season. It’s something that is going to stick with you this summer and next summer as well.Where are the clothes made?Rory: All over the world but this capsule collection is made in Italy. It’s the same factory that makes stuff for Dolce & Gabbana and Zegna and a lot of Italian brands that use a lot of technical manufacturing. But then we also make stuff in Asia and the USA.Who is your customer?Ginger: Our customer is anyone from 18 to 65. The nice thing about our collection is that the conceptualness is all divvied in the design features and the fabrics and the overall silhouettes are things that are basically reinterpreted classics so they are usually digestible and worn by everyone but they are definitely for people who are looking for something special – something that takes care of you instead of you taking care of it.What’s next for the brand?Ginger: We’re really interested in creating a community. We’re getting people in the fields of yoga, boxing, decathlon and fishing and giving them product and getting back information to create new and better product. On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacylast_img read more

6yrold Sikh girl banned from taking kirpan to school in UK

first_imgLondon: A six-year-old Sikh girl has been banned from bringing the kirpan to her primary school in the UK after an outcry from other students’ parents who refused to bring their children to the school over safety concerns, according to a media report. The girl brought the kirpan, worn by Sikhs as a mark of their faith, to the Redscope Primary School in Rotherham earlier this month, the Telegraph reported Wednesday. One parent complained: “I’m sorry but, religion or not, a child’s health and safety comes first.” Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’Another said: “Most girls are not allowed to wear make-up in school, never mind carry a weapon.” In the letter sent to parents Paula Dobbin, the headteacher of the school, explained the kirpan is a “religious ornament” worn by Sikhs. She said: “The item is not sharp, and is often worn in schools by children of the Sikh faith nationwide.” “However, having spoken to the parents of the child concerned, they have agreed that the child will no longer wear this item in school. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in China”The family are new to school and want to be part of the Redscope family. They are keen their daughter is able to make friends and be part out of our school community,” she said. “Concerns about this issue caused a number of you to delay bringing your children into school. I reassure you there is no reason for you not to bring your children to school,” she added. However some comments made by parents about the incident are now being probed by the police as potential hate crimes, the report added. An investigation is being carried out. A spokeswoman for the South Yorkshire Police said: “Police are aware that a religious kirpan was brought into the school by a six-year-old pupil.” “Local neighbourhood officers continue to work closely with the school, providing advice and reassurance and talking to parents.” “There are no wider safeguarding concerns and no crime has been reported. A number of comments on social media have been reported to us as race-related hate crime, following this situation.” “South Yorkshire Police would like to remind the public that hate crime of any kind is not tolerated. “An investigation into the comments is underway.” Kirpans are one of five articles of faith, known as ‘the five K’s’, that Sikhs are commanded to wear at all times to demonstrate their religious faith. The Department for Education does not have a central guidelines on school uniforms and religious items. It is down to individual headteachers to set their school’s policy.last_img read more

Students from Peace Region bring home medals from Canada Wide Science Fair

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Five students and two delegates travelled from the Peace Region to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, New Brunswick.After successfully competing and winning their spots at the Regional Science Fair held in April, the group was amongst 409 other projects that were submitted to the Canada Wide Science Fair.Out of those 409 projects, three students from the North Peace were able to win medals for their science projects. Hollis Mattson, Grade 7 student at Devereaux Elementary, won a silver medal for her Underwater Soundscape project.Kyra Taylor, Grade 12 Student at North Peace Secondary School, received a bronze medal for her project ‘Keeping the Balance: The Correlation Between Diet and pH in the Equine Hindgut’.Emilia Dyksterhuis, Grade 7 Student, won a bronze medal for her project on ‘Spare Our Air: The Use of Algae Scrubbers in the Oil and Gas Industry’.Students received an all-expense trip thanks to the sponsorship of Shell, Encana, School District 60 Science Fair Foundation B.C., and Arc Resources.last_img read more

Public officers undergo training in best practice to deal with Venezuelan

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFormer foreign minister urges Govt to ‘do more’ for Venezuelan migrantsFebruary 5, 2019In “latest news”Abused Venezuelan migrants to get Govt supportJune 14, 2019In “Health”Donations to Venezuelan migrants must be done through CDC, says GovtJanuary 14, 2019In “latest news” In response to the influx of Venezuelan migrants into Guyana, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in collaboration with the Department of Citizenship and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), on Thursday, conducted a workshop aimed at training service providers on international best practice in assisting migrants and protecting them from abuse and/or exploitation of any kind, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) said.The workshop was held in the conference room of the CDC’s Thomas Lands office.Having regard to the fact that the issue of migration from Venezuela is a new and emerging challenge for Guyana, the Multi-Sectoral Committee, which was established by the Government to coordinate the national response and assistance, saw the need for capacity building within the said Committee to better equip representatives and agencies to respond effectively to this and other such occurrences in the future.According to MotP, the workshop saw the participation of representatives from the Ministry of the Presidency, Guyana Defence Force, Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Guyana Police Force, Ministry of Communities, the Immigration Department, the Pan-American Health Organisation, Ministry of Public Health, United Nations Children’s Fund and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).The sessions, which were facilitated by IOM’s Regional Coordination Officer, Mr. Robert Natiello and Programme Officer, Ms. Argentina Santacruz, dealt with issues such as human trafficking and migrant smuggling, migrants’ vulnerabilities, and direct assistance and referral systems for migrants, MotP said. read more

Homemade NERF Gun helps you get the drop on your coworkers

first_imgThe problem with using store-purchased NERF guns to use in covert office or home warfare is that they are usually bulky and brightly colored as heck with yellow and orange color schemes. This often makes it hard to get a bead on someone from across the room without them noticing you first. Good thing for NERF assassins, there is another option if you are rather handy at creating things: make a foam dart gun of your very own.Seizing the chance to create a homemade foam dart gun that out performs what you can buy at retail, Simon from New Zealand went to work and fashioned a pretty sleek and rather impressive NERF-like weapon. Made from an aluminum tube, PVC, wood, plastic, and a few other parts, Simon’s NERF pistol completely out performs its retail plastic counterpart, a NERF Maverick. Just watch Bender meet his demise at the hands of Simon and using his DIY foam dart gun.Read more at found Asciimation, via DVICElast_img read more

Aegean Air adds 10 more countries to its routes

first_imgAegean Airlines announced it is adding 16 new destinations in 10 new countries to its network next summer, reaching a total of 134 destinations, 34 domestic and 100 abroad in 42 countries.The airline’s network will as of next year add Helsinki in Finland, Toulouse, Deauville and Metz in France, Naples and Pisa in Italy, Malta, Kuwait, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Paphos in Cyprus, Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Tallinn in Estonia, Oslo in Norway, Tehran in Iran, Dubrovnik in Croatia and Yerevan in Armenia.Aegean will also increase its flights from major markets for Greek tourism such as Britain, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy, and to popular island destinations such as Naxos, Milos and Paros.The 2015 schedule of Greece’s main carrier will offer 15 million seats, up 2 million from 2014, as its summer schedule has evolved into a stronger one than initially planned, with more new destinations, given that the growth prospects of the company appear particularly positive.Up to next summer the airline is expected to hire 250 people, while it has hired 247 people since the absorption of Olympic Air last year.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Kostas Manolas I want to win something at Roma

first_imgAS Roma defender Kostas Manolas insists that he can’t leave the club trophyless and is looking forward to the prospect of pitting himself against Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serie AThe Greece international joined the Giallorossi in 2014 from Olympiacos and has since seen Roma finish as runners-up twice in his four-year spell.Last year, Manolas had been linked with a move to Russian side Zenit St Petersburg but he chose to continue at the Italian capital for a fourth season.And now he has no plans on quitting Roma now.“I will make it a fifth,” Manolas told ESPN.“The future is the fifth year in Rome. If I was not comfortable, I would not be here because I like Roma. I like my life in Rome. My family is good. I will stay.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I want to win something. I like to win. I try to win a title. It’s not easy, but I will try hard.”The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo has got Manolas all excited.“Of course. When one of the best players comes to Serie A, it’s a very good thing.“For us, Ronaldo can be only an extra motivation because when you play against these players, you have to give your best.“I’d like to see more come. I’d like to even see it in our team with a player like this. I’d appreciate it.”last_img read more

CES 2019 day 3 Watch it live here

first_img $899 Post a comment 45 Photos Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 85 Photos See it Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Behind the scenes with CNET at CES 2019 See also CNET may get a commission from retail offers. CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.Google’s everywhere at CES 2019: You could go anywhere in Las Vegas without seeing Google See All Preview • The MacBook Air is dead. Long live the MacBook Air Now playing: Watch this: CNET’s CES 2019 live schedule: Thursday, Jan. 10Here’s what you can expect on today’s broadcast, though note that the schedule below is subject to change. All times are in PT. 9:00 a.m.: The 3:59 Show9:30 a.m.: Hottest Posts of CES  10:00 a.m.: Best Laptops of CES 2019 10:30 a.m.: Alphabet City with Iyaz Akhtar11:00 a.m.: Focus on Phones: Foldable phones and 5G 11:30 a.m.: Top Smart Home Tech of CES 201912:00 p.m.: TBA1:00 p.m.: The Top 10 products of CES 2019 1:30 p.m.: Best TVs of CES 2019 2:00 p.m.: Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott 2:30 p.m.: Tech for Good: Boyz II Men: Shawn and Sharonda Stockman 3:00 p.m.: Nope, Sorry with Jeff Bakalar3:30 p.m.: Top Trends of CES 2019 4:00 p.m.: Cracking Open: MacBook Air 2018 4:30 p.m.: Cracking Open: Google Home Hub and Amazon Echo Show 2 Missed something? Note that you can rewind the stream and replay segments from throughout the day. We’ll be breaking out highlights as separate videos, too. Review • Apple MacBook Air review: Rebooted as a thinner, lighter, more expensive laptop Mentioned Above Apple MacBook Air (128GB, Gray, 2018) 58:57 $1,099 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 We may have lost the company payroll on the casino floor but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have a day of great events coming live from the CNET stage. You’ll find us outside of the Tech West area at the Sands Expo Center. Can’t join us here in Las Vegas? No problem: We’re bringing our final day of live programming to you right here. (Today’s livestream is embedded above.)Be sure to catch up on the highlights from the show floor while you’re here and head over to our dedicated CES homepage to find out about everything that happened here in Sin City. Who says “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” anyway?Sunday CES highlights: CES 2019 is here: A cleaner litter box, the Bread Bot and more early highlightsMonday CES highlights: LG’s rollable TV wows and a car walks as CES 2019 prepares to openTuesday CES highlights: CES 2019 opens to a flying car, a boxing robot and a Google Assistant rideThursday’s big non-CES news: Galaxy S10 launch date confirmed: Feb. 20 at Samsung’s Unpacked event in San Francisco Share your voice Apple MacBook Air CES 2019 CES 2019 Live Gadgets reading • CES 2019 day 3: Watch it live here Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 0 See It See It The toughest iPhone XR case at CES 2019 Walmart News • Hands-on with the new Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro $1,199 • Apple Apple Over-the-air wireless charging will come to the smartphone Samsung’s CES 2019 robots just want to give you a helping hand The weirdest, wackiest products from the show See all our CES coverage Amazon Google Applelast_img read more

Murkowski keeps faith in Kavanaugh hearing

first_imgReporters follow Sen. Murkowski everywhere, including the train that runs under the Capitol. Photo: Liz RuskinThe allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may have sexually assaulted a girl in high school has created fresh uncertainty over whether the Senate will confirm him, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski is in the middle of it.Listen nowA scrum of reporters now forms around Murkowski whenever she appears in a Senate Hallway. On Tuesday, the swarm followed her onto the underground train that runs from the Capitol to the Senate office buildings. Reporters were pressing her to say what she thought of the plan to hold a hearing with only two witnesses: the nominee and the California professor accusing him, Christine Blasey Ford.“The Democrats are saying it would be a sham hearing unless there’s an investigation and unless other witnesses are allowed to testify,” a Bloomberg reporter said.“Oh, my goodness, my soul!” Murkowski lamented. “My goodness, my soul! Do you believe that?”Murkowski defended the committee process and urged reporters not to discredit the hearing in advance. She recoiled at the suggestion of a “sham,” not necessarily at the idea of additional witnesses. At the time, she was under the impression investigators would interview Blasey Ford and that they would be part of the hearing, too.Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has said committee staff are investigating. It’s not the FBI investigation Blasey Ford is calling for.Away from the crowd, Murkowski said what she wants is a fair hearing that respects both the accuser and the accused.“The public needs to have the confidence that this allegation is being taken seriously,” she said.Exactly what the procedure should be, Murkowski said she doesn’t know. She’s not on the Judiciary Committee, the panel holding the hearing.The new uncertainty lessens the likelihood that any Senate Democrats will vote for Kavanaugh, so his fate appears once again to rest on the two Republican swing votes: Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Murkowski. Every word they say on the subject, and their demeanor while saying it, is reported and analyzed.For Murkowski, the accusation is one factor. Before it became public, several Alaska Native groups were already urging her to vote no, largely because of his take on Indian law.Murkowski said she spoke to Kavanaugh about AFN’s concerns. She said she went point-by-point through their letter with him, and she said she’s satisfied with his answers.She said she’s convinced he accepts the legal status of Alaska Natives.The concern arises out of an email and an essay he wrote years ago suggesting federal programs aimed at Native Hawaiians may be unconstitutional.Since her earliest days in the Senate, Murkowski has been a proponent of federal recognition for Native Hawaiians.“But that is not something that Congress has ever passed into law, so you have a distinction there,” she said.Murkowski said Alaska Natives feel a bond with their Hawaiian counterparts, but Alaska tribes have federal recognition so that puts them in a different legal category. She said she’s convinced Kavanaugh gets that.So as of now, Murkowski is reserving judgment on the 36-year-old assault accusation and Kavanaugh’s views on the legal status of Alaska Natives do not seem to weigh heavily as she contemplates her big decision: to confirm, or not to confirm.last_img read more

Himachal Pradesh promoting natural farming Jai Ram Thakur

first_imgShimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the state was committed to promoting natural farming. He was interacting with Padma Shri recipient Subhash Palekar, who called on him here. The Chief Minister said the state was providing a subsidy of 50 per cent with a maximum limit of Rs 25,000 for purchase of cows of the indigenous breed to those farmers who were engaged in natural farming. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us This will not only increase the cattle wealth but also help in promote natural farming, he said. Thakur said the government was endeavouring to double the income of farmers by 2022 and ‘Prakritik Kheti’ and ‘Khushhal Kisan Yojna’ would go a long way in this direction. He said a workshop would be organised for the legislators to sensitize them about the benefits of adopting natural farming so that they could motivate farmers of their respective areas. Palekar advocated natural farming, saying it would not only help in doubling farmers’ income but would also go a long way in checking diseases due to excessive use of chemical fertilizers.last_img read more

Boy victims of sex crimes dont get talked about in India

first_imgThe father of a boy, who according to the father committed suicide after he was sexually assaulted last year, walks in an alley outside his house in Mumbai, India, 26 April, 2018. Photo: ReutersHe was lured into a room near where he played cricket, a man then shut the door and window, and raped him. That’s what a 14-year-old Mumbai boy told his mother from his hospital bed last July.The boy died soon after, killed by the rat poison he consumed after the assault, according to details described to Reuters by his parents and police.Inspector Balwant Deshmukh, the investigating officer, said police have all but given up hope of finding out who raped the boy. “We will revive the case if we get new clues, but as of now it’s in cold storage,” he told Reuters.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government last month introduced the death penalty for rape of girls below 12 and increased the minimum punishment for those whose victims were under 16, after the rapes of an eight-year-old girl and a young woman in two states ruled by his party led to public protests.But the emergency order, known as an ordinance, did not mention boys, although a government survey has showed that male minors were more likely to be victims than female minors.The ordinance lapses in six months and the government has to introduce legislation to convert it into law. At that time, the government plans to broaden the statute to make it gender-neutral, said a senior government official who declined to be named.”Whatever applies to girls will apply to boys,” the official said.The government’s chief spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.In the meantime, the minimum punishment for raping a boy is 10 years in jail, compared with 20 years for assaults on girls under 16.”Why this discrimination?” asked the father of the boy who was raped, sitting in his tiny first floor home in a teeming settlement near Mumbai’s international airport, largely populated by migrant worker families from India’s poor northern states.Between sobs, the mother recounted her horror at her son’s condition in the hospital during his dying days.”Please get us justice,” she said as the interview came to an end.The boy’s medical reports, which were reviewed by Reuters, said their son had been “sodomised”. Rape victims and their families cannot be identified under Indian law.HOSTILITY, RIDICULEInsia Dariwala, who runs a foundation that raises awareness about child sexual abuse, said police generally lack the sensitivity to deal with cases of assaults on boys.”I have interacted with adult male survivors and social workers who have cited police hostility, ridicule and even lack of trust when it comes to believing that a boy was sexually abused,” she said. “The most common perception dished out to male survivors is that they may have enjoyed it.”The Mumbai police investigating the boy’s rape, however, said officers are regularly trained on how to handle sexual abuse of children of both genders. The federal government is also running workshops for police that cover all children, said Stuti Kacker, head of the government’s National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, which advises on child-related policies.Some activists working for the safety of children say outrage over the gruesome gang rape and subsequent death of a young woman in New Delhi in 2012 succeeded in raising awareness about sexual violence against women in India, but far less attention is paid when the victims are male.A 2007 survey by the ministry of women and child development, which sampled 12,447 children in families, schools, at work and living on the street, found that more than half had faced sexual abuse, and 53 per cent of victims were boys. For the capital Delhi, the figure was 60 per cent.The government has not done any similar survey after that, although some activists and police say many cases of sexual abuse of boys go unreported because of the stigma attached to homosexuality.The ministry of women and child development told parliament in March that only 467 male child abuse cases were lodged with police out of more than 36,321 such reported incidents in 2016.The government, nevertheless, last month ordered a study to be undertaken focusing on sexual assaults on boys.”Boys who are sexually abused as children spend a lifetime of silence because of the stigma and shame attached to male survivors speaking out,” Maneka Gandhi, the minister for women and child development, said in a statement.”It is a serious problem and needs to be addressed.”‘BOYS NOT SEEN AS VICTIMS’In India’s patriarchal society, girls typically have a more restricted upbringing than boys and spend less time outdoors, making it easier for predators to target boys, according to social workers and others who counsel victims of sexual abuse.A 22-year-old man in the western city of Pune, who said he was repeatedly raped by a man for two years starting when he was five, reported his ordeal to his parents only a year ago fearing he would be judged.”I kept going back to the park where I would get raped by this man,” said the young man, who was counselled by the child abuse awareness foundation’s Dariwala and agreed to be interviewed by Reuters. “I was scared of him but did not want to stay at home and come across as lazy in front of my parents. I did not want to anger my mom.”Reuters could not verify the details given by the man.Some researchers say parents often shy away from reporting abuse of boys, in the hope that victims would eventually overcome the psychological trauma.The Pune man said his parents asked him to “move on and not let this incident define you”. He declined to immediately share their contact details, saying it was a delicate matter for them.An article published last year in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry highlighted those attitudes.An unidentified father who was resistant to psychological care for his nine-year-old son after he had been raped, was quoted by the journal as saying: “He neither lost a hymen nor will get pregnant. He should behave like a man, not a sissy.”Vyjayanthi KS Subramaniyan, a senior psychiatrist in a Bengaluru hospital who co-authored the report, said she was in touch with at least eight adult men who were sexually assaulted as boys but never reported their ordeal to police.”Boys don’t fit into the image of a victim. In a patriarchal society they are expected to take it in their stride,” she told Reuters. “They think that as he grows up, he is going to become invulnerable, without any need to work on his psyche. That’s ridiculous.”The officer in charge of the police station where the rape and suicide of the boy in Mumbai was registered said that current data under-estimates the scale of the problem as boys’ parents are reluctant to come forward.”We don’t discriminate on the basis of gender, but people come to us only in extreme cases,” Senior Inspector Anil Pophale told Reuters. “This incident would not have been reported if the boy had not committed suicide.”The father of the dead boy agrees that he would never have gone to police had his son not decided to kill himself and says he now realises his mistake.”It needs to change,” he said, referring to the reluctance of parents to report abuse of male children. “This (tragedy) should not happen to anyone else.”last_img read more


first_imgThe Belair-Edison community hosted it’s “1st Chess Match” in Herring Run Park on Thursday August 20. It was a family friendly event and boards were provided along with snowballs, snacks and other games to entertain.On Saturday August 29 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in partnership with the FINE (Financially Independent and Empowered) Women Academy the neighborhood will be sponsoring the organization’s 2015 Annual Convention at the Student Center at Morgan State University. Guest speakers will include Marilyn J. Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney and Diane Bell McKoy, President and CEO of Associated Black Charities. There will be workshops, panels, vendors, door prizes and giveaways. This is a free event but pre-registration is required, to register visit www.belair-edison. org/finewomen. For more information on this event email fine@aspecialgathering.com or call 410.685.7664.last_img read more

Venture Into The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild With These

first_img These Games Seem Suspiciously Similar to ‘Breath of the Wild’Fan-Made ‘Zelda’ Tabletop Game Returns You to the Wild Stay on target In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’re going to die. You’re going to die a lot. The game’s remarkable sense of freedom lets you try any plan in any situation even if you’re terribly ignorant of and unequipped for the challenge. And that’s great! Learning as you go along is part of what makes the game such a joy to explore. However, if you want to make the ride a little smoother, here are some tips.Explore Everywhere, Try AnythingAny place you can see you can get too. Anything you think you can do you probably can. The best piece of advice for playing Breath of the Wild is just to keep exploring and trying new things to see what happens. You’ll constantly be surprised and rewarded.Use Your RunesInstead of traditional Zelda items like Hookshots and boomerangs, your biggest tools in Breath of the Wild are unlimited magic runes for controlling magnetism, time, ice, and bombs. If you ever get stuck, using the right rune in the right way is usually a good idea.Don’t Overthink Your RecipesYou can cook food you find into meals with special properties, and modifying the ingredients modifies the recipe. But don’t overthink it. Keep your meals simple with one goal in mind like gaining heat resistance with spicy peppers or increased stealth with blue nightshade.Prioritize Your WeaponsUse your sword or shield or bow too much and it will break. Fortunately, it’s not hard to find new weapons. But some weapons are better than others. So use your weak weapons on weak enemies and save the big guns for the bosses.Run!If you find yourself in serious danger, just run away! You’ll be surprised how often it works, and you if mix desperate sprints with stealthy hiding (you can see how much noise you make) enemies might leave you alone.Use the MapNo, this isn’t a CD-i joke. Navigating Breath of the Wild’s massive world requires good cartography skills. A smart habit to form is to zoom in on interesting structures and put a pin on them so you can use the map to find them later.Mind Your StaminaYou can climb pretty much every surface in this game, but at a price. Link has a limited amount of stamina for strenuous activity. Get too tired while running, and you’ll have to catch your breath (of the wild). Losing stamina can also cause drowning and falling from great heights. Fortunately, stamina can be upgraded.Don’t Ignore Motion ControlsUsing dual-analog sticks works just fine, but I found that using motion control to subtly adjust actions like aiming arrows or manipulating objects was actually incredibly useful.Remember, the Shrines are FairShrines are mini-dungeons usually centered around a single mechanic like moving orbs or freezing water. They are clever, but the solutions are always fair. If you get stuck, don’t try to overthink or cheat the shrine somehow. Just take in your surroundings, and try to remember the shrine’s name as that is usually a big clue.Love Your HorseIf you sneak up on a horse and mount it, you can claim it as your own at a stable. And if you keep using your horse, rewarding it with rubs as it follows your commands, its stats will increase along with your bond. Just don’t let it die.Don’t Eat the CartridgeIf you eat the cartridge, you won’t be able to play the game. Plus they taste really, really bad.This is just the beginning of what there is to learn about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The good news is, the game shows you even more tips while it loads after you die, and like we said, you’re going to die a lot.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchPro Controllerlast_img read more

Six killed in head on crash between trailer and truck

first_imgSan Luis Potosí, Mexico — Six people died and another injured after a head-on collision between a tractor trailer and a pickup truck. Personnel from the fire department used the jaws of life to remove the deceased from the truck as well as put out the burning tractor trailer unit that was carrying a load of metal structures. The deceased have been identified as Gloria, 65, Julieta, 41, María Fernanda, 21 and Julia Keila and Carito, both 13. All were from the municipality of Villa de Arriaga. The accident occurred along the Pila-Villa de Arriaga highway outside San Luis Potosi around 11:20 a.m. when the driver of the trailer lost control of his unit, partially leaving the highway. In a bid to regain control, the driver pulled his unit back onto the highway, which is when he met the pickup truck carrying a family of six. The impact was substantial, completely collapsing the front of the truck. The cabin of the trailer quickly caught fire. Five of the six passengers inside the truck, including two minor children, were killed. center_img Passing motorists called for emergency personnel. Members of Civil Protection and the fire department arrived on scene along with ambulances, however, there was nothing they could do for the victims. The driver of the tractor trailer, 68-year-old Fransisco N, was also killed. The only survivor was 15-year-old Luis Armando, who was part of the family traveling in the pick up truck. He was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more