Reject dubious NRC objections: All Assam Minority Students’ Union

first_imgThe All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) has urged the authorities updating the National Register of Citizens in the State to reject dubious objections against people whose names appear in the complete draft of the citizen register published in June 2018.Hearing for the claims and objections round of the Supreme Court-monitored NRC began on May 6. The apex court has set July 31 as the deadline for updating the NRC after verification of the documents of 40.07 lakh applicants who were left out of the published draft.Also Read Assam NRC: Supreme Court frowns on foreigners’ tribunals plan  In a letter to NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela on Thursday, the AAMSU pointed out that the number of objections jumped from some 1,300 till December 30, 2018 to more than 2.5 lakh on the following day – the last day of the claims and objections round.“We welcome genuine objections. But, it has come to the knowledge that a large number of objections were filed in cyclostyled/forged manner in total violation of law,” the AAMSU memorandum said.The union said NRC officials handling the objections should have rejected them at the threshold without issuing any notice since the “forged” and “incomplete” objections violate existing norms that warrant registering the names, contact number, address and other particulars of an objector.“The officials are not disclosing the particulars of the objectors” thereby denying the victim the right to information, the AAMSU said.Lamenting that earlier requests to Mr. Hajela for addressing genuine grievances had gone in vain, the union reminded him of the Supreme Court’s May 8 observation that the “State Coordinator is free to deal with all incidental issues, that may arise, in his wise discretion and in accordance with law.”The apex court’s observation followed reports of objectors failing to turn up at NRC centres for hearing on the objections they had submitted.“Therefore, we request you to issue necessary order or guidelines to reject the objections ex-parte (one-sided) at the threshold where the objectors remain absent in hearing, to reject the objections where the details have not been furnished by the objectors, and to furnish detailed particulars of objectors in the notice for hearing as well as to the person against whom such objection is made during the course of hearing,” the AAMSU said.The union also urged the NRC to fix hearing venues within reasonable distances of same localities of the persons being called for disposal of claims and objections, and to accept linkage documents (papers linking an applicant to an ancestor for establishing as pre-1971 residents of Assam) issued after August 31, 2015.“Unfortunately, some officials are not accepting documents issued after August 31, 2015 at their whims and caprice in total violation of the Supreme Court’s order on December 12, 2018 to accept documents that are found to be legally valid regardless of the date of their issuance,” Mr. Rahman said.last_img read more

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FIFA says Iraq unsafe to host World Cup qualifying games

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Rice industry paralysis Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label01:44Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue FILE – Iraq’s starting eleven pose for a group picture during the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Iraq and Hong Kong at the Basra International stadium in the Iraqi city on October 10, 2019. (Photo by Hussein FALEH / AFP)ZURICH — FIFA says Iraq is not safe enough to host World Cup qualifying games against Iran and Bahrain.FIFA says it asked the Iraq soccer federation “to nominate a neutral venue” for the matches on Nov. 14 and 19.ADVERTISEMENT Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Growling louder Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES The games were to be played in Basra, the southern city which hosted Iraq’s return last month to playing competitive games at home.Iraq has rarely staged home games since the 1980s because of security concerns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceTurmoil in Iraq in recent weeks has been fueled by economic problems and dissatisfaction with Iran’s political influence on its neighbor.Iraq’s 2-0 win over Hong Kong in Basra last month left the national team at the top of its five-team qualifying group. Two teams advance to the next round of Asian qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Davis, James send Lakers past Heat for 7th straight win

first_imgDuterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress UP NEXTHeat: Host the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.Lakers: Host the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Miami led for only one possession despite employing a zone defense that bothered the Lakers’ offense early on. Los Angeles swiftly adjusted to the scheme and moved the ball effectively, getting 25 assists on its 33 baskets in the first three quarters.Butler scored nine points in the third quarter to keep Miami in striking distance despite its 3-for-24 start on 3-pointers, including 11 consecutive misses spanning halftime.TIP-INSHeat: Dwyane Wade watched from the baseline near the Miami bench. The retired superstar spoke to the Heat earlier in the day. Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union, are living in nearby Sherman Oaks. Wade’s oldest son, Zaire, is playing high school basketball with Bronny James at Sierra Canyon. … Derrick Jones Jr. sat out with a left hip strain. Justise Winslow is in the concussion protocol.Lakers: Rajon Rondo still isn’t ready to make his season debut. He has a strained right calf. … Alex Caruso closed the game for LA, finishing with six points and four assists along with several heady defensive plays. … Chargers running back Melvin Gordon watched from courtside.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’center_img What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Los Angeles’ superstar duo teamed up impressively again, but the Lakers held off Jimmy Butler and the Heat with solid team defense.The Lakers held Miami to one field goal and six points in the final 8:54, limiting the Heat to 6-of-35 shooting on 3-pointers and outrebounding them 48-37 to win a meeting of division leaders off to outstanding starts to the new season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceButler scored 22 points and Goran Dragic added 19 for the Heat, who still lead the Southeast Division despite losing twice on their three-game Western road trip.The Lakers returned home looking good after a 3-0 road trip with tough victories at Dallas and San Antonio. Davis and James have already formed a fluid partnership, and their complementary players are growing into their roles while the Lakers play already solid defense. Rice industry paralysis Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? A rarity: Lillard, Russell both top 50-point mark in losses Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Miami Heat during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES— Anthony Davis had 26 points and nine rebounds, and LeBron James scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ seventh consecutive victory, 95-80 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.James hit a pair of clutch 3-pointers in the waning minutes to seal another victory for the NBA-leading Lakers, who haven’t lost since their season opener against the Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Scentsational Frank & Oak’s Balsem grooming line!

first_img How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts Editors’ Recommendations The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Clothing retailer Frank & Oak have launched Balsem, a men’s grooming line of products for your face, hair and body. The move is a natural progression for this millennial favorite already offering in-house barbershops and grooming services to its customers. Founding Frank & Oak partners, Ethan Song and Hicham Ratnani grew up in Montreal so it makes sense that this apothecary line is inspired by the crisp, Northern air and made from locally sourced botanicals. The products are unisex with a fresh scent and beautifully packaged so she’ll actually want use them. But don’t worry they are priced reasonably, just above the grooming products you would find in a drugstore, and you can replenish right from the Frank & Oak website.Your hair needs are covered. Get clean with Balsem Shampoo. It’s super gentle on your scalp, paraban and sulfate free. It will leave your hair naturally soft and shiny with added Abyssinian Oil to nourish your hair and wheat protein to strengthen. If your look requires a strong hold with a high shine finish, choose Balsem Natural Styling Pomade. Wheat proteins, Canadian Willowherb and Echinacea Extract will keep you locks healthy and your hair in place. If you prefer a lighter hold try Balsem Natural Styling Cream. It adds texture while conditioning your hair with nourishing Shea Butter. This is a much more natural, pliable hold with a matte finish.Related: The Manual’s Dos and Don’ts for gym groomingThis nature inspired grooming line is non-greasy and will have you looking your best with minimal effort. Balsem Face Cleanser contains Canadian Willowherb extracts that will soothe your skin and calm down redness. Like the shampoo, this gentle formulation is alcohol, paraben and sulfate free. It foams up nicely and works to remove impurities. Balsem Shave Cream will set you up for a smooth shave. It gets rid of the scruff while conditioning your skin with Canadian Willowherb, Sunflower Oil and Aloe Vera. You’re about to get even smoother. Balsem Face Moisturizer deeply hydrates with Birch Sap. This local Canadian ingredient has restorative properties that will tone and moisturize your skin. The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa How to Shave With a Straight Razorlast_img read more

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Tokyo LNG Tanker Orders Two LNG Vessels

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close My location zoom Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd. has signed a shipbuilding contract for two LNG vessels (165,000m3 tank capacity) with Japan Marine United Corporation. Tokyo LNG Tanker also signed a Heads of Agreement for the joint ownership and 20-year charter of the vessels: one with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and the other with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.Two LNG vessels scheduled for delivery in 2017 and they will be employed for transporting LNG mainly from U.S. Cove Point Project. The vessel are designed to transit the expanded Panama Canal.Ship management of the vessels will be done by MOL and NYK respectively, in accordance with the 20-year time charter agreement. When the vessels are delivered, the number of LNG vessels in Tokyo LNG Tanker fleet will climb to twelve.The vessels’ containment system is SPB, which is a Japanese technology developed by IHI Corporation and JMU. This containment system enables to maximize utilization of the space inside the hull and free designing of the shape of hull for the best fuel consumption.The SPB system has been adopted for LNG vessels for the first time in 24 years (building year base), and it is the first time for Tokyo LNG Tanker to order LNG vessel with SPB tanks. The vessels will be the world’s largest LNG vessels with SPB tanks.To comply with the U.S. emission control regulations within coastal area of the U.S., the vessels will be equipped with Tri Fuel Diesel Electric (TFDE) propulsion system allowing use low-sulfur oil or gas. The vessels are also designed with the world’s lowest boil-off rate (0.08%/day), and combination with TFDE propulsion will show excellent fuel consumption and eco-friendly performance.Tokyo Gas Group will aim to diversify and increase suppliers, and decrease material costs, by owning and operating its LNG vessels proactively. Tokyo LNG Tanker, February 28, 2014last_img read more

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NSLC Improves Pricing Clarity

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) has changed the way itdisplays the prices on its products. Effective immediately, all NSLC products will feature before taxprices, with taxes and bottle deposits shown separately, thecorporation announced today, Jan. 4. Under the new system, the price of a case of beer is displayed as$14.60. HST of $2.19 and bottle deposit of $1.20 is shownseparately, for a total of $17.99. Prior to this change, theprice was displayed simply as $17.99. The change in the way prices are displayed will not result inprice increases, but will provide clearer information forconsumers. The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation provides world class selectionand service of beverage alcohol through the operation of 104retail and seven agency stores throughout the province. Byproviding superior customer convenience and service, the NSLCreturns substantial revenue to the provincial government whileensuring the responsible enjoyment of beverage alcohol in NovaScotia. -30-last_img read more

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Saudi Arabia raises Indias Haj quota by 30000

first_imgOsaka: In a significant step, Saudi Arabia has increased India’s Haj quota from 170,000 to 200,000, paving the way for 30,000 more Indians to go for the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in the kingdom. The issue of India’s Haj quota was discussed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bilateral talks with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman here. Modi, who is in Japan for the G20 Summit, discussed the deepening cooperation in trade and investment, energy security and counter-terrorism with the “invaluable strategic partner”. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: London Addressing a press conference after the meeting, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that the Crown Prince had promised Prime Minister Modi that India’s Haj quota would be raised from 170,000 to 200,000 annually. “This is important and this has been done,” he said. Two lakh Indians will have the opportunity to go for Haj which will begin very shortly, Gokhale said. The two leaders also spoke about the need for greater tourism, more flights and agreed to meet again, he said. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassador The Saudi Crown Prince has also invited the Prime Minister to be one of the main guests at an international conference later this year and he has accepted the invitation with pleasure, the Foreign Secretary said. The government last year allowed women to go on Haj without ‘Mehram’ or male companion, which saw about 1,300 women going without any male companion. They had been exempted from the lottery system. Last year, Saudi Arabia increased India’s Haj quota by 5,000, while in 2017 it was increased by about 35,000. The Haj subsidy provided by the government was removed last year in the light of a Supreme Court order of 2012.last_img read more

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Hate Crime in New York, Man Beats Muslim Store Owner

New York – Another hate crime against Muslims occurred in New York City. A Muslim store owner was heavily beaten by a man who said “I kill Muslims”, according to local news Pix 11.Fifty-three-year old Sarker Haque, an American Muslim from Bangladesh, owner of the Fatima Food Mart on 21st Avenue in Astoria, Queens, recounts how a man stormed through his shop and punched him repeatedly for being a Muslim.In a television news report by the same source, Haque appeared with a black eye and described the incident that occurred on Saturday afternoon.“He punched me here,” the victim said referencing the back of his neck. “I fell down here,” he showed near an ice cream cooler inside the Fatima Food Mart. He went on to add: “I say, ‘What the hell you doing? What’s wrong with you? [The attacker] said, ‘I kill Muslims.’”According to the same source, Astoria police have identified the attacker as Piro Kolvani. He was arrested and charged with hate crime, yet he was later released.“He punched me as much as he can with his left hand,” Haque explained in tears to Pix 11 news reporter. “He grabbed me here. Then punched me here,” he added, while pointing to his face.Fortunately, two unidentified passersby saw the attack against Haque and defended him from the attacker until police arrived.A Latino man, Haque described as one of his loyal customers heard his cries for help and rushed to the scene.“I’m bleeding this time,” the victim said, “so [my customer took] hold of [the attacker]”.Another man called 911 when he saw the incident. Neither of the two good Samaritans that saved the Muslim store owner were Muslims, the same source noted.“It doesn’t matter what color or nationality you are,” the victim said. “We are in America. Everybody came from somewhere.”However, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, whose anti-Muslim rhetoric is turning Muslims into America’s number one “enemies,” does not share that mentality.Trump said on Monday he wants to ban entrance of Muslims into the U.S. He also wants to impose a special ID card for all Muslims in America.A series of hate crimes toward Muslims have occurred in New York and the Northeast of the U.S. following the Paris attacks on November 13.Last Sunday, the same report noted, someone threw a rotting and bloody pig’s head outside of a mosque in Philadelphia.Last month, at P.S. 89 elementary school in the Bronx in New York, a group of sixth-graders bullied and tried to remove a girl’s hijab from her head. The kids accused her of belonging to ISIS. read more

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In talks with UN envoy Iraqi leaders pledge to probe reported rights

In his meeting today with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi discussed last week’s preparatory meeting for the Iraqi National Accord Conference, to be held next February or March.Both agreed that the meeting was an important step forward along the road to national reconciliation among Iraqis and explored areas of cooperation to ensure that all efforts are focused on the success of the Conference, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI). With regards to the parliamentary elections scheduled for 15 December, President Talabani concurred with Mr. Qazi on the importance of robust presence for international observers wherever possible.Mr. Qazi also voiced concern about alleged human rights abuses in government detention centers. President Talabani assured Mr. Qazi that he personally, as well as the Government of Iraq, takes these allegations seriously and that measures are being taken to rectify the situation, UNAMI said. On Saturday, Mr. Qazi raised similar concerns with Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Al-Jafari, who assured the UN envoy that the Baghdad Government was equally concerned, and that two investigatory committees had been established to look into the allegations.They also discussed steps that must be taken to ensure success in convening the National Iraqi Accord Conference. read more

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General Fund receipts increase by nearly twopercent

The state says sales increase and use tax and cigarette taxes out-paced declines in the income.Natural resources and property taxes as the impacts of tax law changes continue to influence monthly receipts.State Budget Director Chilton emphasized that economic growth continues in the Commonwealth but until full implementation, tax law changes will dominate the flow of monthly receipts.Related Article: Trump’s campaign agenda found in his new budget proposal“Clearly the impacts of legislation are continuing to enhance several of our revenue accounts and that will continue for many more months. Fiscal Year 2020 has started much like FY19 ended, with strong growth in sales and excise taxes coupled with declines in the income-related revenue sources. Due to the effective dates of the tax law changes and taxpayer responses to the changes, it may be well into the fiscal year until tax policy impacts are more clearly discernible in actual receipts. Additionally, it is common to see large fluctuations in growth rates early in the fiscal year until receipts begin to stabilize; typically, after three or four months. As always, we will closely monitor receipts as well as the economic conditions of the Commonwealth.”Among the major accounts:• Individual income tax receipts fell 0.5 percent as withholding collections fell 0.4 percent.• Sales tax revenues grew 10.7 percent.• Corporation and LLET receipts declined a combined 13.3 percent.• Total cigarette tax collections fell 24.0 percent in July because the floor stocks tax yielded $13.1 million in July 2018 and that revenue was nonrecurring. The cigarette excise and surtax grew 13.9 percent in July 2019 when the effects of the floor stocks tax are eliminated.• Property tax receipts fell 22.0 percent on a very small base of collections.• Coal severance tax revenues fell 1.1 percent to $5.1 million.• Lottery revenues increased by $1 million to $19.0 million.Road Fund revenues for July totaled $128.2 million, a 0.4 percent increase compared to last July. The official Road Fund revenue estimate for FY20 calls for revenue to decline 3.7 percent compared to FY19 actual receipts. Based on the first month’s receipts, revenues can fall 4.0 percent for the rest of the fiscal year and still meet budgeted levels. Like the General Fund, new official Road Fund revenue estimates for the current year and the next two fiscal years will be established by the CFG in December.Among the major Road Fund categories:• Motor fuels tax receipts fell 2.4 percent.• Motor vehicle usage tax grew 10.7 percent.• License and privilege taxes fell 9.7 percent. FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Budget Director John Chilton announced on Monday that Kentucky’s General Fund receipts for July, totaled $845.7 million.The state says this is a 1.9% increase compared to July 2018 receipts.- Advertisement – read more

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Annual asbestos inspection starts Monday Aug 24

Starting Monday Aug. 24, contractors will be conducting room-by-room asbestos re-assessments on Brock campuses in St. Catharines and Hamilton, but not at the new Marilyn I. Walker School in downtown St. Catharines.This annual review involves visually inspecting all known asbestos-containing material and collecting any samples that may be required.The work by Pinchin Environmental is expected to last until Friday Sept. 4, with the possibility of some additional days if needed. This activity assists Brock in the safe handling, control of, tracking and management of asbestos-containing materials on campus, and is required under of Ontario health and safety legislations.In most cases, individuals will notice very little activity or disruption. The consultants will sometimes be accompanied by Brock staff, and in a very few instances they may set up containment materials in some locations. Proper precautions and controls will be in place, in accordance with legislation, to eliminate any risk of exposure. The health and safety of building occupants will be the top priority.Anyone with questions about the project, or concerns about special considerations regarding equipment, materials, access or special arrangements that need to be made, should contact Health, Safety and Wellness at besafe@brocku.ca, or Jennifer Booker, Brock Environmental Health and Safety Officer, at x5390 or email jbooker@brocku.caPinchin Environmental read more

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We feared for our lives Visitors stuck hung upsidedown on notorious Smiler

first_imgVisitors at Alton Towers theme park have described their shock after becoming stuck on board the Smiler ride on which four people suffered serious injuries two years ago. Passengers reported being trapped on the ride for as long as 45 minutes while theme park staff investigated a technical fault that had brought the ride to a halt.The incident brought back memories of the June 2015 crash in which 16 people were injured, including two teenagers who subsequently had legs amputated, while another passenger’s knees were shattered and another suffered from a punctured lung and broken leg. Theme park staff insisted the incident on Monday was due to a minor technical fault and that the safety of guests had not been compromised.Visitors posted pictures of the scene to social media, showing a number of people stuck in a steep climb.One poster who recorded the incident on Snapchat said: “Over a year after the accident and they’re stuck again!!” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. #smiler @altontowers is stuck @BBCBreaking @SkyNews pic.twitter.com/6IG9XXFvLp— Eugene Prokudin (@eprokudin) June 27, 2017 Alton towers smiler stops again #altontowers #smiler pic.twitter.com/7RQhafTy5t— Sabrina Mahmood (@sabrinamahmood) June 27, 2017 You may have seen reports about a routine stoppage on The Smiler yesterday. Ops Director Francis explains what happened. pic.twitter.com/IyeQMhjrMs— Alton Towers Resort (@altontowers) June 28, 2017 “No exaggeration; we feared for our lives. The woman in the seat in front of me fully passed out. An Alton Towers spokeswoman said: “At 16.26 yesterday The Smiler experienced a temporary stoppage as a result of a sensor detecting a minor technical issue.”This was completely normal and what the ride, as well as others, are designed to do at theme parks across the world.”At no point was guest safety compromised.” “It’s not good enough and there must be some serious problems with this ride.” Smiler breaking down just before we were about to queue.. no thanks #AltonTowers #Smiler @BBCBreaking pic.twitter.com/Cs8eZ6SNDH— Aimèe King (@aimeeloukingxx) June 27, 2017 Another image showed a technician climbing stairs to get to those trapped on board while several onlookers recorded videos. Kate Richards, who was on the ride at the time, told MailOnline: “It was absolutely horrendous.”They left us hanging for 46 minutes; it took them 15 minutes to use a tannoy to tell us what the hell was going on.last_img read more

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Forage en mer Arnold Schwarzenegger retire son soutien à la proposition de

first_imgForage en mer : Arnold Schwarzenegger retire son soutien à la proposition de Barack Obama Californie, États-Unis – En faveur de l’extension des forages en mer au large de l’État il y a encore quelques jours, le gouverneur Arnold Schwarzenegger a finalement retiré son soutien à la proposition de Barack Obama. Un volte-face qu’il justifie en invoquant la marée noire sévissant actuellement dans le golfe du Mexique.Lors d’une conférence de presse, l’ancien acteur a expliqué que l’ampleur de la marée noire qui menace les côtes américaines du golfe du Mexique a fait évoluer son opinion quant au forage en mer. Le gouverneur de Californie a assuré qu’il avait jusqu’alors soutenu le projet parce qu’il était certain qu’il remplissait toutes les conditions de sécurité.L’extraction pétrolière au large de Santa Barbara devait contribuer à combler le déficit budgétaire de l’État à hauteur de 100 millions de dollars, “mais si je dois choisir entre 100 millions de dollars et ce que je vois dans le golfe du Mexique, je me dis qu’il faut chercher une autre solution” a expliqué Arnold Schwarzenegger.Et le gouverneur de conclure : “Vous allumez la télévision, vous voyez l’étendue de la catastrophe et vous vous dites: ‘Pourquoi prendre ce risque ?’ Le jeu n’en vaut pas la chandelle”.Le volte-face d’Arnold Schwarzenegger fait suite à celui de Charlie Crist, le gouverneur de Floride. Ce dernier s’est lui-aussi soudainement déclaré contre l’extension des forages en mer aux États-Unis, face à la marée noire qui menace les côtes de son État.Le 6 mai 2010 à 10:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Apples idea of the perfect mobile experience costs at least 1177

first_imgApple, as usual, was really enthusiastic about the new gadgets it revealed on stage yesterday. By introducing the iPhone 7, the Apple Watch Series 2, and the wireless AirPods, Apple is attempting to create a complete mobile experience for everyone. However, to get that complete experience is going to cost you a small fortune.At the very least, Apple would like you to purchase an iPhone 7, to have an Apple Watch Series 2 on your wrist, and to be wearing AirPods in your ears. I say “at the very least” because we are talking the bottom end of the range here for the next-gen iGadgets. The 32GB iPhone 7 starts at $649, the Apple Watch Series 2 starts at $369, and the AirPods cost $159.So, the minimum cost of entry to Apple’s “complete” mobile experience is a quite staggering $1,177. If you want the top-end, then that will be a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus ($969), a black stainless steel case and link bracelet Apple Watch ($1049), and AirPods ($159) for a total cost of $2,177. And I haven’t even mentioned the price of any other accessories you’ll want, e.g. a phone case, and then there’s a Mac… but we won’t go there today.If you’re on a tight budget then you can cut the cost of entry significantly by opting to pay for your iPhone 7 monthly as part of a carrier contract, but you’ll still end up paying at least the original price for it eventually. Or you could opt not to get those AirPods and/or the Watch, but don’t expect Apple to stop suggesting you really need them.Apple likes to portray itself as the company providing the best experiences when living inside its gadget ecosystem. But that comes at a cost, and it is the most costly ecosystem out there. Not because the gadgets it creates are expensive to make, but because of how big of a profit margin is always built into their prices.It’s true that the combination of iPhone 7 + Apple Watch 2 + AirPods is unique, but it’s also uniquely expensive. And Apple is skating on thin ice with this seventh generation of  iPhone. The removal of the headphone jack has not been received well, and it’s easy to view Phil Schiller’s reference to “courage” in doing so as actually meaning “more profit and control.”Will the iPhone 7 still sell well? Yes, of course, it’s an iPhone! But it used to be the case that Apple was pushing a pricey smartphone at these events. Now it’s pushing a multi-gadget experience, and with it the price of entry has pretty much doubled. That’s not sustainable, especially when you’re rolling out “our best devices ever” relentlessly every year.last_img read more

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Taser Drone Will Give Cops An Autonomous Flying Stun Gun

first_imgStay on target You’ve seen a bunch of stories about companies that want to deliver parcels using autonomous drones. Taser wants to deliver something else with theirs: justice!Yes, that’s the same Taser that makes the stun guns (make that “electrical smart weapons“) police officers around the world use to incapacitate lawbreakers. They make other equipment modern police departments rely upon, like body cameras and dash cams.Like most major companies, Taser is always keeping an eye on the future. And just like Amazon, the U.S. Postal Service, and 7-Eleven, they think that drones will play a major role in their future. At a recent event for law enforcement professionals, Taser showed off what they’re working on.The actual drone they brought along wasn’t one they developed themselves. It was an off-the-shelf unit, modified to carry one of their smart weapons. It’s not permanently attached, though. Taser wants their drone to be adaptable, so the stun gun can be swapped for, say, a super-bright flashlight to illuminate dark rooms before officers enter.But let’s get back to the stun gun, because no one’s worried about the police owning drones that carry flashlights. Is it really a good idea to weaponize drones? Opinions are split, naturally.Some see it as a slippery slope, paving the way for drones equipped with actual guns. They may also point to studies that show stun gun use contributing to 510 deaths since 2001. Others say that Taser’s autonomous drone offers safety benefits for everyone — the public, police officers, and the criminals they’re pursuing. Letting a drone fly into a room, locate, and stun an armed suspect definitely sounds a lot safer than, say, officers bursting in with their weapons drawn. Homemade Taser Sword created, just because you canChinese woman tasered outside Apple Store after iPhone purchase refused last_img read more

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Porto boss My players are not good enough for the club

first_imgPorto manager Sérgio Conceição did not hold back on what he thought of his own players following their 2-1 defeat to Portimonense in a pre-season friendly on TuesdayThe Primeira Liga champions went two goals down before the break to condemn them to their first defeat of the preseason, despite André Pereira scoring a goal later on.While one could argue that Portimonense are much further ahead in their preparations for the new season, Conceição was not going to bail his players out with any excuses and sent Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa a clear message through the media afterwards.“We need solutions,” said Conceição, according to the Record.“The goals conceded arose from mistakes that cannot happen, it has to do with the work of the defensive line, in which we had some difficulties, the result was a bit misleading at half-time, then I made a scramble, we scored and we could have scored more.”“I have half a dozen players who are not good enough to play for Porto. It’s plain for everybody to see. I ended the match with a defensive line consisting of Oleg, who plays for the B team, Mikel, Diogo Leite, who is also with the B team, and Janko”,“There are a lot of things we have to do, there are half a dozen players who cannot play for FC Porto. Mikel, Leite who came from the B team and Janko, then Ewerton, Bruno Costa, André Pereira … These are, kids who came from team B or borrowed. ”He added: “This is the truth and I can not hide it.”Europa League draw groups G and H George Patchias – August 30, 2019 Europa League groups G and H are a who is who of previous winners.UEFA.com confirmed that Europa League group G consists of, Porto, Young…??#FCPorto #PSCFCP #FCPortopreSeason pic.twitter.com/zJRPbIPIOn— FC Porto (@FCPorto) July 17, 2018And the 43-year-old has already made his feeling clear to the board.“We have to go looking for solutions, I told the management, I already talked to the president,” said Conceição.The coach’s outburst comes after Porto made €60m from sales this summer in the departures of Diogo Dalot, Miguel Layún, Iván Marcano and Ricardo Pereira.And Porto have only added €14m in purchasing new players with just three weeks remaining until they begin their title defence in a home game against Chaves on August 12.last_img read more

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Big Victory TCI Sports gets unanimous support for membership

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 14, 2017 – The Turks and Caicos is another step closer to having Olympic status, though admittedly there are still many more steps to go… but this time our islands happily settle for a regional acknowledgement that gives TCI athletes the opportunity to compete under the Turks and Caicos flag.The Ministry of Sports today made the announcement that TCI athletes are now eligible to compete in the games of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO), one of the major regional sporting events associated with the Olympic movement.The country’s sports Director, Judith Robison calls it a big victory for the islands and it enables our athletes to stay tied to their homeland while being a British overseas territory.   “This is a big victory for us because previously our athletes were not eligible to compete due to the fact that TCI does not have Olympic Nation status. However, the vote now makes it possible for us to compete at a very high regional level with other aspiring Olympians, and motivates us to continue pushing and knocking on doors until we acquire our goal as an Olympic body.” This feat was not accomplished due to any one initiative, as a matter of fact because the country has so many active sporting bodies tied to international federations, the nod of approval was given. The report from the Ministry says that the Turks and Caicos qualified with Athletics, Football, Basketball, Sailing, Rugby, Swimming, Cycling, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.Now, the country prepares for the CACSO Games in August in Colombia.   The decision was made at the 49th General Assembly of CACSO, where delegates voted unanimously to make Turks & Caicos Islands an Associate Member.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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How One Association Publisher Went WebOnly

first_imgCHICAGO—Association publishers are facing six key elements that are changing their roles as publishers, according to Rebecca Rolfes, executive vice president of new business development at Imagination Publishing, who spoke here today at the Society of National Association Publications conference.They include: nichification (“people want more and more of less and less”), speed (“associations are not noted for their speed or flexibility”), peer-to-peer (“historically, associations have controlled the message—now you are no longer in control”), data (“search engines are struggling with the amount of data out there and one-to-one databases are key”), and sophisticated governance (“more boards are based on competence rather than tenure”). Imagination client IPC is an association serving the global electronics market, which in recent years grew globally but fell apart in the U.S. With 2,600 global members spread throughout the supply chain, IPC felt its print products, including a magazine called Review, weren’t connecting with the right audience—and with 7,000 subscribers, the association felt selling advertising wasn’t worth the trouble.In 2007, Imagination suggested a radical step: cease publication of the print product and go Web-only. “The magazine wasn’t getting something and it was seen as just more work,” said Rolfes. “IPC wanted to be seen as a thought-leader in this space, not just a publisher of standards.” The first step was an overhaul of the Web site by placing content at the top of the site. “Previously, there had been bad use of vertical space, there was far too much valuable information too far down the page,” said Rolfes. Current content is open to anyone but archives are available only to members.The site now produces two 600- to 800-word features per week, as well as a podcast and a slideshow each month. A quarterly e-blast promotes rich media features in English and Chinese. While that doesn’t sound like much to most publishers ramping up their Web sites, it appeals to the international crowd. IPC.org produces its content in English, and with the help of a China-based office, offers full translation into Mandarin.The site also offers two “best of list serve” each month. “Think of list serve as a baby social network,” said Rolfes. “Social media marketing is one of the best things you can do for SEO.”IPC hasn’t abandoned print entirely, and now publishes an annual aimed at the leadership of it members. In July, the association launched a German-language version.Since the relaunch, IPC.org has seen the number of visitors grow by 43 percent while the number of individual visits has doubled. Visit duration is up 15 percent to more than 11 minutes per session, and the site has generated more than 10,000 rich media downloads.last_img read more

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