After brief gun battle two criminals held in Mukhmelpur

first_imgNEW DELHI: In another encounter within 10 days Delhi police shot a criminal in his leg in a brief encounter at Mukhmelpur in Delhi.During the exchange of fire, a total of 14 rounds were fired about 8 rounds by the criminals and 6 by members of the police team in self-defence. The criminals Salman and Nazim were arrested by Special cell after Salma was shot in the leg by police team in self-defence. An information was received on June 6 in Special Cell that two desperate associates of Nasir gang Salman and Nazim fully armed would come at Pusta road near Kali Mata Mandir, Mukhmelpur, Delhi in the wee hours on an Apache motorcycle to meet one of their contacts and to plan to eliminate one of their rivals. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarImmediately, a police team rushed at the given spot. Salman and Nazim riding upon Apache bike were spotted at pusta road T-point and they were signalled to stop and surrender. “Instead of surrendering, they whipped out their pistols and started indiscriminate firing at the police party. One bullet hit the bulletproof jacket worn by HC Anil Chadha. Members of police team fired in self-defence and finally overpowered both the criminals,” said DCP Special Cell, PS Kushwah. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceSalman and Nazim fired more than eight rounds and police fired six rounds in self-defence. Salman got injured in right leg. He was immediately rushed to Babu Jagjiwan Ram hospital where he is out of danger. Two pistols of .32 along with five live cartridges and an Apache motorcycle were recovered from both the arrested criminals. Case under appropriate sections of law has been registered. There is fierce gang rivalry between both Chainu and Nasir gang since last 10 years. More than 35 people have been killed in this violent rivalry during the given period. The rivalry started in the year 2011, when one Atif was killed by Irfan alias Chainu, Akil Mama, Wasim and Akil Don about nine years ago. On May 28, an exchange of fire took place near Khajuri flyover between the team of Special Cell and a robber Rohtash. Rohtash was hit in the hand by the police bullet.last_img read more

Shubman Gill shines again as India A reach 2333 at stumps

first_imgMysuru: Shubman Gill shone again with a fine 92 as India A reached 233 for three by the end of first day’s play in the second unofficial Test against South Africa A here on Tuesday. Opener Gill struck 12 fours and a six before getting out eight runs short of a century. This is the second time he has missed out on the three-figure mark, having scored 90 in the first match at Thiruvananthapuram. The out-of-favour Karun Nair was batting on 78 and skipper Wriddhiman Shah was on 36 at stumps, which was called after 74 overs due to bad light. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSent in to bat by the visiting captain Aiden Markram, India A didn’t enjoy the best of starts with Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran (5) falling leg-before wicket to Lungi Ngidi in the sixth over. Gujarat batsman Priyank Panchal, a prolific scorer in the domestic circuit like Easwaran, batted for 39 balls before getting dismissed to leave India A at 31 for two. The South African attack, which included Vernon Philander — who got some game time ahead of the first Test against at Visakhapatnam — Ngidi, Luthu Sipamla and Wiaan Mulder, bowled with a lot of discipline and did not offer the rival batsmen any easy scoring opportunities. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterGill, who was joined by Nair, got a move on as the two played some good shots. They added 35 runs in less than 10 overs before the lunch break. The Punjab right-hander showed impressive technique in dealing with the pacers and spinner Dane Piedt, who had done well in the first match at Thiruvananthapuram. He played some lovely shots on both sides and in Nair’s company, added 135 runs for the third wicket in 34 overs. Gill looked to be on course for a ton, after having missed out in Thiruvananthapuram, but gave a catch to Senuran Muthusamy off Sipamla. Nair, on his part, played some beautiful shots and was unbeaten when bad light brought about an early end to the day’s play. The Karnataka batsmen has so far added 67 runs with Saha for the fourth wicket. Philander bowled steadily but couldn’t pick up a wicket while Ngidi (1/41), Mulder (1/19) and Sipamla (1/54) got a scalp each. The India A team made a few changes with Saha coming in for K S Bharat and Kuldeep Yadav, who is in the squad for the Tests against South Africa replacing K Gowtham. Umesh Yadav, too, was brought into the playing XI in place of Shardul Thakur. Brief scores: India ‘A’ 233 for 3 in 74 overs (Shubman Gill 92, Karun Nair 78 batting, Wriddhiman Saha 36 batting, W Mulder 1/19).last_img read more

A behind the scenes look at the battle to save the Peace

first_imgTina House APTN National NewsThe Site C dam in northern British Columbia was approved by the provincial government in 2014.Ever since, the project has been dogged by protests and lawsuits.A group of Treaty 8 members along with local farmers who land will be lost are occupying a historic area known as the Rocky Mountain Fort right where construction crews are busy clearing trees to make way for the dam.APTN National News has a multi part story on the fight to save the Peace River.thouse@aptn.calast_img

Fearing sabotage President deploys army to protect power supply

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) had said earlier that damage caused to a transformer at the Biyagama receiving station following an explosion caused the island-wide power cut yesterday.The electricity was restored to the entire country after over seven hours. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the army to be deployed to protect all installations connected to the National power grid, the Power and Energy Ministry said.The move follows fears of attempts to sabotage the power sector resulting in Nationwide power cuts.

Investor mood stabilizes despite big selloff in Tokyo Wall Street poised for

A man walks past an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Weakness in U.S. and Chinese manufacturing sent Asian stock markets sharply lower Tuesday. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng tumbled 2.3 percent to 21,524.89 on its first day of trading following a 4-day weekend for Lunar New Year. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Pan Pylas, The Associated Press Posted Feb 4, 2014 1:59 am MDT Investor mood stabilizes despite big sell-off in Tokyo; Wall Street poised for modest gains LONDON – Financial markets steadied Tuesday after the turmoil of the previous day reverberated into the Asian session. However, lingering concerns over the U.S. economy and emerging markets kept the mood among investors jittery.Traders in Europe held their nerve despite the earlier 4.2 per cent dive on Tokyo’s Nikkei 225, which sent the leading Japanese stock index to a four-month low. Wall Street futures were also pointing to a modest bounce-back.David Madden, market analyst at IG, said stocks were “holding up relatively well” considering the massive sell-off in Japan overnight.“Traders are treading lightly, not wanting to get stung if there is a sudden exodus from equities into cash or bonds,” he added.In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.4 per cent at 6,441 while Germany’s DAX fell 1 per cent to 9,096. The CAC-40 in France was 0.2 per cent lower at 4,098.Wall Street was poised for small gains at the open after sliding Monday in the wake of a disappointing manufacturing survey from the Institute for Supply Management — Dow futures were 0.2 per cent higher while the broader S&P 500 futures rose 0.3 per cent.The turmoil that has afflicted financial markets over the past few weeks has a number of causes. Some analysts think it’s a long-overdue correction in stock values that will eventually bottom out. Many indexes had finished 2013 at record highs.Others think it’s likely to last longer, not least because the U.S. Federal Reserve is reducing its monetary stimulus. The stimulus, in its various guises, has helped shore up markets, particularly in developing countries from Brazil to Turkey to India, since the financial crisis.Meanwhile, investors may be getting increasingly nervous about the fact that U.S. lawmakers have yet to agree on a deal to lift the debt ceiling this month. If they don’t, the U.S. faces the prospect of defaulting on some of its debts.“What we’re seeing in the markets so far this year may not be investors panicking about the turmoil in emerging markets, or the ongoing weaknesses in corporate earnings, or even the poor data coming out of the U.S.,” said Craig Erlam, market analyst at Alpari.“Instead, I believe these are all simply being used as an excuse for investors to allow for the significant correction that many investors have been calling for, for a number of months now,” he added.The focus of attention will likely remain on the U.S. this week as a run of economic data culminates on Friday with the nonfarm payrolls report for January. The jobs data often set the market tone for a week or two. Investors will be looking to see if the negative winter-related impact that was evident in the ISM survey has translated into job hiring, too.There’s also Thursday’s policy meeting of the European Central Bank. Analysts say the bank will be under pressure to ease policy further as inflation remains stubbornly low despite recent signs of life in the eurozone economy.Given the importance of upcoming events, many analysts think volatility will likely remain a key feature of the week’s trading.Earlier, Japan led the slide in Asian stocks. The Nikkei tumbled 4.2 per cent to 14,008.47 and is down 14 per cent over the past month. Elsewhere, South Korea’s Kospi shed 1.7 per cent to 1,886.85 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng declined 2.9 per cent to 21,397.77 on its first day of trading following a 4-day weekend for Lunar New Year. Markets in China and Taiwan were closed.There was a calmer tone in other financial markets. Among currencies the euro was down 0.1 per cent at $1.3515 while the dollar rose 0.1 per cent to 101.27 yen. Meanwhile, a barrel of benchmark New York crude was 21 cents a barrel higher at $96.64. read more

Google rolling out arsenal of services gadgets

Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows a Google icon on a mobile phone, in Philadelphia. Google is about to provide the latest peek at its digital services and gadgets as it seeks to become an even more influential force in people’s lives. The overview will come Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during Google’s annual conference for thousands of computer programmers. Updates to the next version of Google’s Android software for mobile devices and its voice-controlled digital assistant are among the items expected to be on the agenda. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Google provided a look at its latest digital offerings, with a heavy focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps and services.CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled Google Lens, a set of vision-based computing capabilities that can understand what you are looking at. It will first be available as part of Google’s voice-controlled digital assistant — which bears the straightforward name “Google Assistant” — and Photos app. In the real world, that means you could, for instance, point your phone camera at a restaurant and get reviews for it.Pinterest has a similar tool. Also called Lens, it lets people point their cameras at real-world items and find out where to buy them, or find similar things online.Another tool in Google Photos will prompt you to share photos you take with people you know. For instance, Photos will notice when you take a shot of a friend and nudge you to send it to her, so you don’t forget. Google will also let you share whole photo libraries with others. Facebook has its own version of this feature in its Moments app.One potentially unsettling new feature in Photos will let you automatically share some or all of your photos with other people. Google claims the feature will be smart enough so that you could auto-share only specific photos — say, of your kids — to your partner or a friend.The company is also giving the crowd a look at new twists in its Android software for mobile devices, which powers more than 80 per cent of the world’s smartphones. The next version of Android, available to the mass market later this year, aims to gauge and control how much battery life your apps are using. A feature called Google Play Protect, meanwhile, will scan all your apps for malicious software.As part of a years-old tradition, Google will name the next Android version after a dessert or sweet-tasting snack beginning with the letter “O.” (The current version of Android is the N version, Nougat.) It often takes years for a new version of the software to make it to older phones, and never arrives at all for some.Rival Apple plans to provide unveil changes to the operating system for its popular iPhone next month. Many of Google’s products are also vying against similar offerings from other tech conglomerates like Amazon and Microsoft.Google is also planning a slimmed down version of Android for low-end phones, primarily used in the developing world. Called Android Go, this software will automatically enable data-saving features and will steer users toward apps designed specifically for inexpensive hardware. Phones with less than one gigabyte of memory will automatically get Android Go.The overview came Wednesday during Google’s annual conference for thousands of computer programmers.Wednesday’s keynote took place at an outdoor theatre near the company’s Mountain View, California, headquarters.___AP technology reporter Tali Arbel contributed from New York. by Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Posted May 17, 2017 10:47 am MDT Last Updated May 17, 2017 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Warning that peace remains elusive UN chief outlines areas for action in

“I took office last year calling for us to make 2017 a year for peace. One year later, we must recognize that peace remains elusive,” the Secretary-General said in his informal briefing to the UN Member States on his top concerns for 2018. He said that conflicts have deepened and new dangers have emerged, global anxieties about nuclear weapons are the highest since the Cold War, and climate change is moving faster than counter-measures.Further, inequalities are growing, horrific violations of human rights are ongoing, and nationalism, racism and xenophobia are on the rise, he added, stressing the need for greater unity and courage to “set the world on track towards a better future.”Noting that it is up to Member States to define the priorities of UN action, the Secretary-General went on to highlight some parts of the world requiring attention. Everyone, everywhere, can do something to make our world more safe, sustainable and secure. Even in the face of headwinds and hatred, we must uphold the values of the United Nations Charter UN chief GuterresOn the Korean Peninsula, Mr. Guterres reiterated the need to avoid sleepwalking into calamity.To that end, he welcomed the firm decisions the Security Council has taken in response to nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), while also welcoming the reopening of inter-Korean communication channels, especially military-to-military.He said he was also encouraged by the decision of the DPRK to participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in the Republic of Korea.“We need to build on these small signs of hope, and expand diplomatic efforts to achieve the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in the context of regional security,” he said.On the broader Middle East region, including Yemen, Syria and Iraq, he said the situation has become a Gordian knot, stressing the need for “disentangling the mess.”“With so many inter-related flashpoints, the risk of an escalatory cycle is real,” he said.As for the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, there is no alternative to a two-State solution, he stressed.The UN chief also stressed the need for pushing back the dangerous tide of nationalism in Europe, and the need for revitalizing the relevant mediation initiatives for Eastern Ukraine, Nagorno-Karabakh, Georgia and Transnistria.A concerted effort is also urgently needed for solutions leading to long-term stability in the Western Balkans, he added.Turning to the need to reverse the large-scale exodus of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Mr. Guterres called on the Government to ensure unfettered humanitarian access in Rakhine State, and appealed to the international community to support those who have fled to Bangladesh. Uneven benefits of globalizationMr. Guterres stressed the need for promoting a true new deal for fair globalization. “It is not by chance that eight people have as much wealth as the poorest half of humankind,” he said. The workings of the global economy and international trade are the product of human choices. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a bold vision to build prosperous, peaceful societies for all, leaving no one behind. “This work depends crucially on financing,” he said.The UN chief also underscored the need to greatly increase ambition in the fight against climate change.“The year 2016 saw the first rise in CO2 emissions in three years. The past five years have been the hottest period on record,” he said, adding that he will convene a climate summit next year to build momentum among the international community for more ambitious reductions in emissions, as well as adaptation and the much-needed energy transition.On migration, Mr. Guterres said that it is a positive global phenomenon, and therefore the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is an important task for this year. Regarding technological advances, he said it is important to reap the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution while guarding against the threats.Technological advances can help provide answers to many of today’s most pressing challenges, but at the same time, technology can exacerbate inequality. Mr. Guterres also underlined the needs to strengthen African Union-UN partnership, maintain a strong focus on counter-terrorism, strengthen UN peace operations, and overcome the false contradiction between human rights and national sovereignty.“Human rights and national sovereignty go hand in hand. The achievement of human rights strengthens states and societies, thereby reinforcing sovereignty,” he said. Empowerment of women – cross-cutting issueOne cross-cutting imperative, he said, is the empowerment of women.He said he has launched a roadmap for achieving gender parity at all levels of the United Nations, now reaching full parity in the 44 member UN Senior Management Group.He also explained how he is taking action on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse against women, and preventing and addressing sexual harassment. “All our challenges – everything, everywhere, demand an investment of time, money, energy, political capital and more. Member States must assume their leadership,” Mr. Guterres said.“But everyone, everywhere, can do something to make our world more safe, sustainable and secure,” he said. read more

Behind Pino Clippers sweep IronPigs

The Clippers had their chances with a runner in scoring position in the tenth, but IronPigs reliever Ryan Vogelsong kept the Clippers from scoring.Josh Judy pitched the 11th inning for the Clippers. Dane Sardinha started the inning with a single. Catcher Carlos Santana made a diving catch on a bunt by Brian Bocock to get the first out.“That was awesome,” Sarbaugh said. “Just watching that replay, he (Santana) had determination going after that ball. It was pretty impressive. That could’ve been the game-changer right there.”Judy then struck out Luis Maza and Rich Thompson to get out of the inning.Jordan Brown led off the bottom of the 11th with a double to right-center field. A sacrifice bunt by Chris Gimenez put the winning run on third base with one out.Vogelsong then intentionally walked Nick Weglarz to face Anderson Hernandez. Hernandez hit a fly ball to center field but it wasn’t far enough to bring the runner in from third base.The Clippers then had Brian Buscher pinch hit for Josh Rodriguez and he hit a game-winning single to left field for the Clippers, completing the sweep.“It is tough to pinch hit,” Sarbaugh said. “But one good thing about it was that he was starting to get hot in the ninth so he had a couple innings to get really loose. I’m happy for Brian to get that chance.”The Clippers almost ran out of relief pitchers in the game. Sarbaugh said Jeremy Sowers went into the dugout to put his cleats on just in case.“We were going to try to get one more inning out of Judy,” Sarbaugh said. “Best case scenario, you don’t want him to go after pitching yesterday. But Vinnie (Pestano) threw two days in a row and he’s coming off of injury so we were in a tough spot. Thank goodness for Brian Buscher.” It took 11 innings, but the Clippers completed their series sweep of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night.While the sunshine may have been drawn a crowd, many fans took advantage of an opportunity to see Bret Michaels perform at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion after the game. Fans were allowed into the concert for $5 with a Clippers ticket stub.The IronPigs came out swinging as Rich Thompson and Chris Duffy led off the first inning with doubles off of the right field wall. Cody Ransom brought in the first run for the IronPigs with a sacrifice fly to left field.Clippers pitcher Yohan Pino limited the damage though, striking out two and holding the IronPigs to one run in the top of the first inning.The Clippers offense came alive in the bottom of the second inning with some production from the bottom of the lineup. A walk by Jordan Brown followed by three straight hits and a sacrifice fly put the Clippers ahead of the IronPigs 3-1.Pino didn’t allow any more runs until the sixth inning when Ransom hit a two-run home run to tie the score at 3-3.Frank Herrmann came on in relief with two outs in the top of the sixth to relieve Pino. Pino had a strong outing, pitching 6 2/3 innings, allowing six hits, three runs and four walks while striking out five.“Pino pitched six solid innings,” Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “He just left that one pitch up in the zone.”Herrmann continued his pitching dominance against the IronPigs. Coming into the game, Herrmann had a 0.36 ERA with a 2-0 record and 18 strikeouts.Herrmann closed out the seventh inning with a strikeout and forced all three hitters in the eighth into groundouts.Joe Smith pitched the ninth for the Clippers. His submarine-style delivery kept the IronPigs off the scoreboard.The Clippers turned to reliever Jess Todd in the top of the tenth inning. Todd allowed a single to the leadoff hitter, and had runners on first and second with one out but worked his way out of the jam to keep the IronPigs from scoring. read more

Gayle backing Windies women in T20 World Cup

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWindies trio set to headline Canada showpieceJune 4, 2018In “latest news”‘I have a special talent in me to hit sixes’ – Evin LewisSeptember 15, 2017In “latest news”Gayle return ‘huge boost’ for Windies — HolderSeptember 18, 2017In “latest news” Chris GayleInternationally known as the face of T20 cricket, Chris Gayle is without a doubt the most prolific player in the format. Having racked up 11,737 T20 runs over the years, Gayle has been a front runner throughout the years and is perfectly poised to sanction anything T20 related.All eyes were on the “Universe Boss” this week as he announced his retirement from regional cricket; however, he has expertly turned the attention away from himself and towards the impending Women’s T20 World Cup.In his usual high spirits, Gayle had a few words of encouragement for the Windies ladies.“To Stafanie Taylor and all the ladies, I want to wish you all the best. You can do it; you can get this cup back to back,” he stated.Stafanie Taylor’s West Indies team will be defending their title on home soilGayle went on to reference the recently-concluded T20 series that the Windies Women were involved in against South Africa Women.The Windies Women were in control of the series, leading 2-0 by the fourth game. Citing this, Gayle advised the women to play to their strengths and carry their high momentum into the November 9-24 World Cup.“You all started the series well against South Africa, so you have the momentum with you now. Go and win the cup for us; we’ll be cheering for you, you can do it,” he said.The first female standalone T20 World Cup is slated to bowl off on November 9 at the Providence National Stadium, with the Windies Women facing off with the Bangladesh ladies.The group stages of the World Cup will be hosted at Providence, Guyana and the Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium, St Lucia. After which, they will head to the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua for the semi-finals and final. read more

How IKEA threatened legal action on a crazy fan

first_imgYOU MAY NOT have heard of it before, but IKEAHackers.net is a popular blog for those obsessed with the flat-packed furniture kings.The site was started in May 2006 when one IKEA-lover decided he wanted all the “amazing ideas floating in the Internet” in the one place.‘Jules’ (a pseudonym chosen after the IKEA ‘Jules’ chair) brings together all the best hacks of IKEA products – ways to make them better or useful for other purposes.Such as this one, which tells you how to turn a computer desk into a loom stand with treadles. Really, look:Or this one that turns a sideboard into an ironing table.Are you obsessed now, too?Well, we’ve hit a snag.Jules has recently come into bother with the company he/she adores. IKEA’s legal team has reportedly sent a ‘cease and desist’ letter to the website, informing it that the URL infringes on its intellectual property rights.Read Jules’s blog post on the matter here. After some negotiation, Jules claims s/he is allowed to keep the domain name but will not be allowed to make any money from it. Therefore, the advertising that had appeared on it through Google ads will now have to disappear.In a blog post updating readers, Jules says:I agreed to that demand. Because the name IKEAhackers is very dear to me and I am soooo reluctant to give it up. I love this site’s community and what we have accomplished in the last 8 years. Secondly, I don’t have deep enough pockets to fight a mammoth company in court.However, s/he is disappointed with how the situation was managed.Needless to say, I am crushed. I don’t have an issue with them protecting their trademark but I think they could have handled it better. I am a person, not a corporation. A blogger who obviously is on their side. Could they not have talked to me like normal people do without issuing a C&D?Jules is adamant that s/he did not intend to “exploit their mark” but was just a “crazy fan”. Jules admits that s/he was “naive” when the domain name was registered.It is not an excuse but that was just how it was when I registered IKEAhackers. Over the last 8 years the site has grown so much that I could not juggle the demands of a full time job and managing IKEAhackers. It also costs quite a bit to run a site this large. Since IKEA® does not pay me a cent, I turned to advertising to support myself and this site.Jules plans on moving to a new domain name and has asked users to sign up by email to continue to be part of the “IH community”.More: Irish man goes to the dark side after trying to assemble flat pack furnitureRead: IKEA has really, really annoyed a bunch of people by discontinuing a type of shelfDailyEdge.ie: The 11 inevitable stages of shopping in IKEAlast_img read more

Kevin Owens status update Triple H to wrestle on live event in

first_img WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Kevin Owens status updateKevin Owens posted the following on Twitter on Saturday, giving a status update as to why he left the Smackdown live event tour of South America this weekend. I’m not sick. I’m not hurt. My family needed me home. Thank you to @WWE & the fans in Argentina & Chile for their support and understanding.— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) October 21, 2017Triple H to wrestle on live event in ChileWWE COO Triple H posted the following on Twitter on Saturday, announcing that he was headed to Chile for the Smackdown live events this weekend and would be wrestling on the show on Sunday in Santiago.My boots are packed and I’m coming for a fight. #WWESantiago, I’m headed your way. Chile, get ready…it’s #GameTime.— Triple H (@TripleH) October 21, 2017 2 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next Twitter October 22, 2017 at 1:33 pm Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ken Kemper Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jeffery Adam Phillips Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Google+ Now Playing Up Next WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Triple h has always sucked. Super overrated. Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Facebook Triple H Videos Articles Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Yeah, I had a feeling that was why. I hope it’s not too serious. WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX October 23, 2017 at 2:14 pm Comments are closed. WhatsApplast_img read more

Rajesh Exports Announces Foray into Gold Financing Share Spurts 17

first_imgNews of a foray into gold finance business lifted shares of gold and diamond jewellery maker and exporter Rajesh Exports by almost 17% on Tuesday, with the stock hitting an intraday high ₹187, on the stock exchanges.The business is “highly advantegous,” the company’s Chairman Rajesh Mehta told NDTV.He pointed to the synergy between its existing business and the gold financing business, adding that Rajesh Exports’ understanding of the business would contribute to improving the company’s bottom line.The company is expected to call a board meeting to ratify its business plans on 9 February, which would see it roll out its new business line in its existing 81 retail stores and would apply for the necessary permissions and licenses, according to a stock exchange filing by the company.Gold financing, which is considered safe and a high-margin business, is currently dominated by Muthoot Finance and Manappuram Finance. Both companies have been able to expand at a national level. A goldsmith shop owner displays gold pieces at a gold market.ReutersRajesh Exports owns and operates a chain of retail jewellery stores under the brand name “Shudh Jewellers”. The share was trading at ₹180.50, up ₹20.90, or 13.10%, at 2:30PM.last_img read more

Over 300 private engineering colleges likely to shut down another 500 institutions

first_imgEngineering Students [Representational Image]IBTimes IndiaOver 300 private engineering colleges are likely to be asked to stop operations from the 2018-19 academic session. All these institutions will be barred from undertaking any fresh admissions.Such colleges will be asked to stop taking any fresh batch as they had less than 30 percent enrolment for five consecutive years. Adding to the woes, another 500 colleges are under the scanner for not being able to fill up the seats, Economic Times reported.The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a national-level council for technical education under Department of Higher Education, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, has asked all such colleges to find out other options such as converting to science colleges or vocational education institutions.According to AICTE, about 3,000 private engineering institutions are at present offering undergraduate courses in India with an intake capacity of 13.56 lakh students.However, of these colleges, there are about 800 engineering colleges which have enrolment percentage of less than 50 percent.According to Union Ministry of Human Resource Development sources, of these, 300 colleges are about to face the axe and about 150 colleges have less than 20 percent enrolment.In September, several reports had suggested that the AICTE is planning to shut down 800 engineering colleges due to a big plunge seen in the admission rates in such institutions.According to the AICTE rules, colleges that register less than 30 percent admission annually for five consecutive years and those that lack proper infrastructure have to be closed.Reports also suggest that every year about 150 colleges stop operations voluntarily for failing AICTE rules.At present, the supply of engineering seats has far exceeded the demand. In 2017-18, more than two lakh seats remained vacant across India with 29,000 seats unfilled in Karnataka alone. Placements at top engineering colleges pick up steam [Representational Image]Often, such colleges themselves seek permission for closure or opt to change into polytechnics, science or art colleges.”For those that will be shut, students can be shifted to nearby colleges that have adequate admission strength as well as proper infrastructure,” said AICTE Chairman Anil Dattaraya Sahasrabudhe.”The decision had been taken after several deliberations. The colleges haven’t been named publicly though,” he added.Sahasrabudhe had also earlier advised colleges to review syllabus regularly as the outdated curriculum is reportedly one of the major reason behind plunging admissions.last_img read more

HRW for embargo on Myanmar over Rohingya persecution

first_imgRohingya refugees shelter from the rain in a camp in Coxs Bazar. Photo: ReutersA rights group has called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against the Myanmar military in response to an offensive that has sent 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.The latest spasm of violence in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State began on 25 August, when Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and an army camp, killing about 12 people.Rights monitors and fleeing Rohingya say Myanmar security forces and Rakhine Buddhist vigilantes responded with what they describe as a campaign of violence and arson aimed at driving out the Muslim population.Buddhist-majority Myanmar rejects that, saying its forces are carrying out clearance operations against the insurgents of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, which claimed responsibility for the August attacks and similar, smaller, raids in October.The Human Rights Watch group said Myanmar security forces were disregarding condemnation by world leaders over the violence and the exodus of refugees, and the time had come to impose tougher measures that Myanmar’s generals could not ignore.“The United Nations Security Council and concerned countries should impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the Burmese military to end its ethnic cleansing campaign,” the groups said in a release.Rohingya Muslim refugees arrive from Myanmar after crossing the Naf river in the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf. AFP file photoAbout a million Rohingya lived in Rakhine State until the recent violence. Most face draconian travel restrictions and are denied citizenship in a country where many Buddhists regard them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.Myanmar government leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has faced a barrage of criticism from abroad for not stopping the violence.The military remains in charge of security policy and there is little sympathy for the Rohingya in a country, also known as Burma, where the end of army rule has unleashed old animosities and the military campaign in Rakhine State has wide support.Suu Kyi is due to make her first address to the nation on the crisis on Tuesday.The United States has called for the protection of civilians and a deputy assistant secretary of state, Patrick Murphy, is due in Myanmar this week.He will travel to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, to meet government officials and representatives of different communities, including Rohingya, but he is not seeking to travel to the conflict zone in northern Rakhine State.‘STRATEGICALLY SOUND’Human Rights Watch called for governments to “impose travel bans and asset freezes on security officials implicated in serious abuses; expand existing arms embargoes to include all military sales, assistance, and cooperation; and place a ban on financial transactions with key … military-owned enterprises”.For years, the United States and other Western countries imposed sanctions on Myanmar aimed at ending military rule and supporting Suu Kyi’s campaign for democracy. Myanmar’s response was to build closer ties with giant northern neighbour, China.US-Myanmar ties have been improving since the military began withdrawing from the running of the country in 2011, and paved the way for a 2015 election won by Suu Kyi’s party.A Trump administration official said the violence made it harder to build warmer ties, and there would likely be some “easing” of the process in the short term, but he did not expect a return to sanctions.“People are too invested in the last five years of thawing, which is understood by everyone to be strategically sound,” said the official, who declined to be identified..“Long-term, the trajectory is probably tighter relations.”Bangladesh is struggling to cope with the influx of refugees, many of them women and children, and aid workers fear people could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water, given the huge numbers fleeing the violence.Bangladesh has said all refugees must go home. Myanmar has said it will take back those who can verify their citizenship.Suu Kyi’s foreign supporters and Western governments that have backed her will be hoping to see her make a commitment to protect the rights of the Muslim minority in her Tuesday address.Suu Kyi’s domestic supporters could be disappointed if she is perceived to be caving in to foreign pressure and taking the side of a Muslim minority blamed for initiating the violence.In a rare expression of support for the Rohingya from within Myanmar, a group from the Karen ethnic minority, called for the military to halt its operations.“We have seen the devastation caused by this criminal military,” the Karen Women’s Organisation said, referring to decades of army operations against autonomy-seeking Karen insurgents that sent more than 100,000 villagers fleeing to Thailand.“They must be treated like the war criminals they are … Economic sanctions should be also considered,” the group said.Karen insurgents have made peace with the government.last_img read more

PM leaves Dhaka for Brunei

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Brunei Darussalam on Sunday morning on a three-day official visit at the invitation of the kingdom’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, reports BSS.A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8.25am.Liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozammel Huq, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, state minister for civil aviation and tourism Mahbub Ali, cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, prime minister’s principal secretary Md. Nojibur Rahman, chief of Air Force, and acting chiefs of Army and Navy were present at the airport to see the prime minister off.The flight is scheduled to land at Brunei International Airport in Bandar Seri Begawan, the Brunei capital, at 2:45pm local time when Crown Prince of Brunei Darussalam Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah is expected to receive her at the airport.After the official welcome function, a ceremonial motorcade will escort the prime minister to Empire Hotel and Country Club, where she will be staying during her visit.On the first day of the visit, Sheikh Hasina will join a community reception to be hosted in her honour by the expatriate Bangladeshis in Brunei at Indera Samudera Ballroom of Empire Hotel and Country Club.The prime minister will attend a dinner to be hosted by the high commissioner of Bangladesh to Brunei the same day.On Monday morning, Sheikh Hasina will have a general audience with Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and Royal family at Cheradi Laila Kenchana at the Istana Nurul Iman, the official residence of the Sultan.After the audience, the prime minister will hold bilateral talks with the Sultan at Baitul Mesyuarah in Istana Nurul Iman.The talks will be followed by signing ceremony of memorandum of understanding (MoU).In the afternoon, the prime minister will join a meeting between Bangladesh Business Community and Brunei Business Community and Brunei National Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Empire Hotel and Country Club.She will visit Jame Asr Mosque and offer Asr prayers there.Sheikh Hasina will attend official banquet to be hosted in her honour by the Sultan at Istana Nurul Iman.On Tuesday morning, the prime minister will lay the foundation stone of new Chancery Building of Bangladesh High Commission at the Diplomatic Enclave at Jalan Kebangsaan in Brunei capital.Later, she will visit Royal Regalia Museum.Sheikh Hasina will leave Brunei for home at 5:00pm local time and reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka in the evening.During the visit, Bangladesh is likely to sign seven Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Brunei on various sectors.“We’ve already finalised six MoUs on various sectors, while one is under consideration,” foreign minister AK Abdul Momen told a news briefing at the foreign ministry here on Thursday.The six MoUs which have been finalised are: Assistance in using science and technology in agriculture; Liaison in the field of arts and culture; Cooperation in sports and youth related activities; Cooperation in the field of fisheries; Assistance in the field of livestock; and Cooperation in the field of fuel and energy.Apart from boosting relations between the two countries, the foreign minister hoped that the visit would be very successful in increasing bilateral trade relations.“We do believe that the prime minister’s visit will further strengthen the bilateral relations as well as cooperation on energy, trade, investment, agriculture, food, air connectivity, human resource development, tourism and technology between the two countries,” he said.Brunei has already expressed its keen interest to invest in Bangladesh’s different sectors, especially agriculture and energy fields, he said.Momen said Brunei is an important partner of Bangladesh in the international arena as the country is a member of both the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).The foreign minister said Bangladesh will discuss with Brunei about safe repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar from Bangladesh during the visit.“Wherever we are going, we are raising the Rohingya repatriation issue with highest importance… so it will also get priority during the Brunei visit in particular as they (Brunei) are member of ASEAN,” he said.Brunei is a Southeast Asian country consisting of two unconnected parts with a total area of 5,765 square kilometres on the island of Borneo.It has 161 kilometres of coastline next to the South China Sea, and it shares a 381 km border with Malaysia. Brunei is one of the richest countries of the world thanks to its bountiful oil and gas.last_img read more

Two Texas Community Colleges Recognized for Rapid Improvement

first_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /01:09 X PexelsFrom 2007 to 2016, San Jacinto College increased the number of technical certificates and degrees it awarded by 160 percent.Nationwide only half of students enrolled in community colleges graduate. But two Texas colleges are getting top honors for helping more students succeed.Every two years, more than a 1,000 community colleges compete for the Aspen Prize, worth $1 million.This year two Texas schools emerged as “rising star” finalists: Odessa College in West Texas and San Jacinto College in Pasadena.Josh Wyner with the Aspen Institute said that they both boosted their graduation rates from below the national average to on par.“And they’ve done it because of a really intentional way of working with faculty, to get them to improve student belonging in the classroom, to student learning and to create clearer pathways all the way to a degree,” Wyner said.He said that they found creative solutions by crunching data.Brenda Hellyer, chancellor at San Jacinto, which enrolls a large number of Hispanic students, said that the award is recognition they’re on the right track.“That’s why this award is so important to us. We are trying to make sure that no student is left behind, no group is left behind, regarding race, ethnicity, age, male or female,” she said. While these two awards carry prestige, the top Aspen Prize brings money – $1 million. That went to Lake Area Technical Institute in South Dakota.last_img read more

Planets3 is a voxelbased open world RPG

first_imgVoxels are starting to become all the rage. The concept of a voxel — or a “volumetric pixel” — has been around for a very long time, but limitations in computing power has kept them from gaining too much mainstream notoriety. The upcoming MMORPG Everquest Next generated a lot of buzz with its voxel-based world and game design because, when implemented properly, a voxel world can be infinitely more customizable than one made of the empty shells we call 3d models.That’s the premise behind Planets3, an RPG project recently posted to KickStarter: a voxel-based online RPG could allow unprecedented player freedom and bring new meaning to the phrase “open world.”Planets3, pronounced “planets cube,” seems to lie somewhere between the fully character-centric RPGs of days gone by and the mostly aimless sandboxes of Minecraft and its contemporaries. It will reportedly feature an intricate narrative, but also allow unlimited player exploration and multiplayer parties for group adventuring and content creation.It seems that the game will lock scale-changing player advances, things like ground, air, and even space-based vehicles, behind story events that direct the player through the campaign. Once an ability has been acquired, however, it’s entirely up to the player how they use it.Freedom is the defining element of Planets3. Though other free creation games tend to focus on building to the exclusion of other gameplay elements, this game looks to feature multiple, very different character classes. There’s the hardy, fearless warrior, the stealthy ninja sniper, and more; though Planets3 might seem alien in many ways, it will make use of class-based cooperative gameplay that has worked so well for RPGs of the past.Users can even create usable objects with the voxel system.The entire world of Planets3 is made of the voxels of just 25 cubic centimeters to a side — trillions of them, in the case of the planet itself. Since every square voxel has a known position and properties, you can dig down to the center of the Earth, or build up the world’s tallest tower, or even make a working motorcycle. Planets3 will have you roughing out the shape for your most ambitious creations then assigning their key elements to “control blocks” that dictate its action — things like “wheel” and “motor.”This is obviously a very ambitious project, so check out their detailed KickStarter page to get a feel for the game’s proposed design and team. The Ogre3D engine might not be the prettiest in the business right now, but it provides a solid base for a game that is not ultimately about its visuals.The funding goal of $250,000 is hefty — but then, it needs to be for a project of this scale.last_img read more

Soothing colours right scent aid sound sleep

first_imgAfter a stressful day at work, unwind, destress and get a restful sleep by using right fragrances in your surroundings and by choosing a bedroom colour that aid your sleep, suggest experts. Experts said, “Each colour has a different impact on each person and can generate a wide array of emotions. Calm is conducive to sleep, therefore, calm colours are the best bedroom colours to get you in a mood to sleep.” Essential takeaways: The colour of your bedroom and decor play a major role in determining how well you sleep. Ganglion cells in our eyes are specialised receptors that are most sensitive to the colours we see and therefore affect how we sleep and feel during the day. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe colour blue doesn’t always make you feel blue. In fact, people sleeping in a room painted blue can get around seven hours, 52 minutes of sleep every night, the maximum compared to all the other colours of the rainbow. Soothing blue lowers your heart rate and reduces blood pressure, making you get up feeling happy and refreshed. Green and yellows come a close second, followed by silver, orange, red and gold. Grey and brown are lower on the list as they make you feel weary, while purple gets you only 5 hours, 56 minutes of sleep as it stimulates the brain promoting vivid dreams or even nightmares – a big no-no to your already excited brain that will keep you up at night and make you get up tired in the morning. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveScents and fragrances can manipulate your mood and the right smells in your bedroom can go a long way in relaxing your mind and easing you into a deep sleep. Scents can trigger physical reactions in our bodies and have lasting effects, long after the scent is gone. The best fragrances that have therapeutic, curative properties and help relieve stress to promote better sleep are Lavender, Chamomile, Citrusy Bergamot, Jasmine, Rose and Sandalwood. Choose the right essential oils that you can dab on your wrists, inhale or rub your hands with. You can also add them to your bath before sleep. Lighting aromatic candles with these scents in your bedroom can help relax you and infuse deep, relaxing sleep. Try lavender drops on your pillow, or scented eye-masks. Not only is Chamomile tea great for mornings, it works really well before bed too as it refreshes you from stress. While Jasmine calms the mind, it is also known to boost energy levels. It is great for people who have the restlessness syndrome as this fragrance relaxes their muscles easily before falling asleep.last_img read more

Street lights on for longer

first_imgStreet lights will operate longer from this week, the union of municipalities announced. The decision was taken on the advice of the police.The lights will be switched on 13 minutes earlier in the afternoon and switched off 19 minutes later than before in the morning.The change was made due to reduced day light hours at this time of the year.According to the announcement, the 19 minutes included the 15 minute reduction enforced in 2013 to save money. The union discussed the issue with police, ministries and the electricity authority before announcing the changes.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoCrossovers | Search AdsBest New Compact Crossovers for Under 20kCrossovers | Search AdsUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more