Agent arrested for ‘child porn’

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Autumn kick-off target for £200m Wembley revamp

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Indonesia starts cloud seeding to keep forest fires at bay

first_imgIndonesia has started cloud seeding to induce rain as the archipelago moves to head off annual forest fires blamed for blanketing swathes of Southeast Asia in toxic haze.Last year’s fires were the worst since 2015 due to dry weather, with some 1.6 million hectares of land, mostly on Sumatra and Borneo islands, razed by the out-of-control blazes. Authorities deployed tens of thousands of personnel and water-bombing aircraft to tackle the fires, which are intentionally set to clear land for agriculture — including on palm oil and pulp plantations. Last year’s fires sent a toxic haze across Southeast Asia that forced school closures and aggravated concerns about.”According to our predictions, the dry season this year will not be as bad as it was last year… but we never know” for sure, Seto said.”If things escalate and we see haze like last year, we might use another technique. Let’s pray it won’t come to that,” he added. Over the past two weeks, Indonesia has started cloud seeding — a technique that uses chemicals to induce rain — in hotspot Riau province on Sumatra, with plans to roll it out in other parts of the island and in Borneo.The operations were to last throughout the dry season, which is expected to end around September.”We’re taking this step before the forest fires start,” said Tri Handoko Seto at the government-backed Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT).The initial focus would be on swampy, carbon-rich peatlands which become highly flammable when they are drained of water to grow crops, he added.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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The treehouse that’s good for mind, body and soul

first_imgYour very own treehouse in the suburbs, with cathedral ceilings, a spiral staircase, and an above-ground pool. TWO hardwood poles run ground to ridge at 5 Ironwood Court, Arana Hills, supporting a house filled with drama and theatre.“You know about the treehouse movement and tiny homes?” owner Ben Wenck asked.“Well this feels like the biggest, coolest, largest tiny house/treehouse.“If you don’t have strong legs before, you will later.“Living in this house is great for the glutes.” “I’m going to miss wall to wall trees, we made it very hard for ourselves when we started to move,” Mr Wenck said.“There is a lovely, playful light and energy, and anywhere around the house you’re looking at trees.” A canopy of trees hides 5 Ironwood Court at Arana Hills.“We moved out the day before our first child was born,” Mr Wenck said.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“Then we had a house in Perth and had our second child there.“It was a cute house but wasn’t anywhere near as interesting.“And then we moved back when our eldest was three and our youngest was not quite two.”The house is on the northwestern end of an elevated cul-de-sac with the backyard opening on to bushland. The renovated bathroom with breakfast bar for informal dining. There’s a great jungle vibe to this large entertainment area.Mr and Mrs Wenck wrestled with the idea of renovating and staying, but the attraction of five acres in Draper.Gavin Harmsworth of Brisbane Mountains Realty has listed the house for sale for $650,000. The architecturally-designed pole house is tucked in among the trees on 1257sq m and has been the on-again, off-again home of Ben and Jane Wenck since their before kids days of 2007. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN ARANA HILLS MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES The above-ground pool is tucked into the landscape. Playful light and great views from every room.Pre-kids, the couple slept downstairs but since returning they have set up in the attic, at the top of a spiral staircase. The couple have updated a bathroom and the kitchen and completed landscaping around the property. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more

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General rules, procedures outlined for 2019 IMCA sea­son

first_imgAs to the use of counterfeited IMCA branded products, Root stated the obvious in “Making your own wheel decals is a bad idea.” “Data acquisition results in an extreme advantage for any driver or drivers using it,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “It is very sophisticated and while costs have come down, still very expen­sive. It is not the direction we want any of our divisions to go.” The use of data acquisition at any sanctioned event, including practice nights and during hot laps, will result in a disqualification and $10,000 fine while use of counterfeited IMCA branded products re­sults in a DQ and $1,000 fine. The Late Model point season begins on May 3 and runs through July 28; the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National point season for all other divisions began Jan. 1 and continues through Sept. 29. VINTON, Iowa – There aren’t a lot of changes to the general rules and procedures announced today for the 2019 IMCA race season. Both infractions carry 30-day suspensions and the loss of all points for the season. center_img No IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car points will be awarded Aug. 29-Sept. 2 because of the Rac­eSaver Nationals; no Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock or Northern SportMod points wlll be given Sept. 2-8 or Sport Compact points on Sept. 3 because of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nation­als fueled by Casey’s. “Many of our premier events, such as Super Nationals, the Duel In The Desert and Race For Hope, have practice nights where there would be the opportunity to put this type of equipment on,” he added. “The fine for use of data acquisition is the same as the fine for use of electronic traction con­trol because we believe it is an equally serious offense.” Changes in the point structure were limited to the Late Model division: National and state stand­ings will be based on the best 15 finishes in the first 30 starts, no bonus points will be awarded to track champions and points earned at Deery Brothers Summer Series events will not count to­ward national, state or track standings.  Two clarifications in the automatic penalties category, however, should be pointed out to drivers who play fast and loose with the rules in their efforts to get around the track faster.last_img read more

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Man Allegedly Attacks Mail Carrier in Miami-Dade

first_imgPolice have arrested a man for allegedly attacking a mail carrier in northwest Miami-Dade County on Christmas Eve.Miami-Dade Police detectives say the victim was in her postal truck preparing for her next stop just before noon on Tuesday.At that point, 45-year-old Sosthene Louis jumped through the open driver’s door. The incident was captured on a nearby surveillance camera.A witness says Louis had been sitting down in the middle of a nearby intersection before the attack.The judge asked Louis in bond court on Wednesday, “You don’t think that’s unlawful touching?”A public defender replied, “Now, remember that it must with the intent to commit an unlawful touching. I don’t know if that’s his intent,” which led the judge responding, “I think I can infer it certainly from the facts of lying his body across the victim against her will.”The surveillance video shows the postal worker leaving the vehicle to deliver mail. A few moments later, she is seen returning to the truck.After Louis jumps through the door, the victim is seen pushing him off of her using her right arm. She also appears to say something as she repeatedly motions with her hand.The video shows the postal worker closing the vehicle’s door. Louis then jumps on the hood and yanks a windshield wiper, before going into a store. He was arrested when he returned to the area later in the day.Louis’ attorney says his client was not trying to attack the mail carrier.According to the judge, “He laid on top of her in a mail truck — certainly against her will — OK, so I am finding probable cause. The issue with him is that he’s a walk-away from a program. He clearly suffers from mental health issues, so it needs to be flagged or alerted to your felony counterpart to see if this is something that — I really don’t know on this charge what the state attorney’s position is going to be. I don’t know.”The U.S. Postal Inspector released a statement about the incident, which reads in part, “The safety of our employees has always been our main priority and we are very appreciative of MDPD’s quick response and apprehension of this individual. Once we were made aware of this incident our Postal Police officers responded and assisted MDPD with their investigation. We will be following this matter closely to determine what actions need to be taken to ensure that this does not occur again.”Louis is charged with burglary with assault or battery and criminal mischief.A judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and denied bond.last_img read more

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DEFY swimmers break state records

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — The Down East Family YMCA Dolphins sent five swimmers to the YMCA Long Course championships over the weekend.Talor Hamilton, Cooper Holmes, Richie Matthews, Camden Holmes and Ava Sealander qualified to compete in a combined 17 events against the best YMCA swimmers from across the nation.Cooper Holmes of Ellsworth prepares for the 50-meter breaststroke in the YMCA Long Course championships over the weekend in Indianapolis. Holmes took second in the nation.PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT MONTGOMERYThe Dolphins swam their way to four new state records and 10 top 24 swims. The swimmers competed in the morning to place among the top 24 and earn a spot in the finals.Cooper Holmes was the runner-up to the national champion in the 50-meter breaststroke (30.15 — a state record) and 15th in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:08.13).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textDEFY also notched state records in the following events.Boys 200 freestyle relay: Cooper Holmes, Richie Matthews, Camden Holmes, Talor Hamilton, 24th in 1:40.58.Boys 200 medley relay: Talor Hamilton, Cooper Holmes, Richie Matthews, Camden Holmes, 17th in 1:51.10.Boys 400 medley relay: Talor Hamilton, Cooper Holmes, Richie Matthews, Camden Holmes, 24th in 4:09.69.Talor Hamilton placed 10th in the 100-meter backstroke (59.86), 11th in the 50-meter butterfly (26.38), 19th the 50-meter freestyle (24.46) and fourth in the 50-meter backstroke (27.90).last_img read more

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WICB to ratify new CEO, Head Coach this weekend

first_imgTHE ratification of the appointments of the new Chief Executive Officer and Head Coach, a full review of the commercial strategy, and the 2017 schedule are among the major topics up for discussion at the Board of Directors meeting of the West Indies Cricket Board to be held in St Maarten.The WICB has been without a head coach since Phil Simmons was fired due to “differences in culture and strategic approach” with the WICB in September. He had been in charge of the senior men’s team for 18 months and led the team to the ICC T20 World Cup title in India in April.It was also announced in September that current CEO Michael Muirhead would be stepping down from his post when his current contract expires.Muirhead is to manage the WICB-owned Sticky Wicket facility in Antigua and Barbuda, which is being refurbished and upgraded. Word is that it is to be the new headquarters of the WICB.The meeting, scheduled for today and tomorrow, will also see the continuation of discussions about release fees for West Indies players who ply their trade in Twenty20 leagues across the world. Full reports from all committees will also be tabled.The assessment of the Men’s, ‘A’ and Women’s teams’ performances over the last three months will also be on the agenda; while looking ahead to the third year of the 4-Day Professional Cricket League (PCL) and the 2017 edition of the Super50 will be a focus.“Our Women’s team have qualified for the ICC Women’s World Cup scheduled for June – July 2017. We also welcome the 20 players who are starting camp for the Under-19 squad this weekend in Grenada, as they prepare to defend the championship in 2018,” said president of the WICB, Dave Cameron.last_img read more

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Federation Cup: Adah Calls Nasarawa Utd Tough Foes

first_img“I do not want to believe that Nasarawa United are better preferred Cup final opponents to Enyimba.“We are not surprised that Nasarawa United defeated Enyimba in the semifinals clash because they are very good and tough side.“More so in the Cup competition the surprise element is always there and it give the competition its aura so we could have chosen differently if we had the options.“However, we are already intensifying preparation for the epic final against Nasarawa United.“For us the Cup final clash is a must win and a credible present for our chairman for his support.“Our target right from the start of the football season is to win a ticket and title, we could not achieve the lofty goal on the platform of the league and here we are in the final of the Cup competition so if we win the Cup title we would have achieved our season’s target.“Of course, we will on that strength rightly consider the out gone season a huge success,” said the former Enugu Rangers and FC Taraba marksman to supersport.com.FC IfeanyiUbah will square up against Nasarawa United in Lagos at the end of the month to decide who wins the Cup title as well as the Caf Confederation Cup ticket.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FC IfeanyiUbah attacking midfielder, Stephen Adah has described as tough his side Federation Cup final opponents, Nasarawa United.The Anambra Warriors will face the Solid Miners in this year’s Federation Cup final expected to hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Sunday, October 30.Adah said the only acceptable gift to show appreciation for the support of the club’s owner to the side is to present to him the coveted Cup trophy.last_img read more

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Anthony Joshua gets some advice from Mike Tyson ahead of his fight against Andy Ruiz Jr

first_img 9 months ago Anthony Joshua takes tips from Wladimir Klitschko ahead of rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Deontay Wilder Unhappy With Mike Tyson Post Luis Ortiz FightHowever, Andy Ruiz Jr’s weight loss doesn’t make sense for Mike Tyson. The current IBO, IBF and WBO Champion has shredded himself before facing Anthony Joshua for the second time. Mike Tyson feels that “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it”. The Mexican stunned the world by defeating Joshua and according to Mike Tyson, he needs to do the same on December 7.Boxing: Mike Tyson remains diplomatic while predicting the winnerMike Tyson remained diplomatic when he was asked to predict the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr 2. The former heavyweight believes that anything is possible in the fight.  According to Iron Mike, both of them are great human beings and he likes both of them personally. However, this is a fight and he hopes that the best man wins. Last Updated: 3rd December, 2019 18:17 IST Anthony Joshua Gets Some Advice From Mike Tyson Ahead Of His Fight Against Andy Ruiz Jr According to Mike Tyson, Anthony Joshua should be confident about winning against Andy Ruiz Jr in his upcoming fight at December 7. Know more about it. Boxing veteran Mike Tyson believes that Anthony Joshua should not be worried about reclaiming his title back from Andy Ruiz Jr in their upcoming re-match on December 7. The British heavyweight faced a crushing defeat against Andy Ruiz Jr in their original fight. However, Mike Tyson believes that he can bounce back stronger and all he needs to do is stay confident throughout the fight. Both Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua have claimed that they are going to emerge as the winners. Mike Tyson has already delivered his opinion on that. Also Read |  Anthony Joshua Takes Tips From Wladimir Klitschko Ahead Of Rematch With Andy Ruiz JrBoxing: Mike Tyson advises Anthony Joshua ahead of his fight against Andy Ruiz JrAnthony Joshua’s dominance faded away since his TKO loss against Andy Ruiz Jr. However, Mike Tyson still has faith in the British heavyweight. The 53-year-old veteran believes that Anthony Joshua has watched his fight against Andy Ruiz Jr and he knows what went wrong. According to Mike Tyson, if Anthony Joshua is intelligent, then he has watched the last encounter he had with Andy Ruiz Jr and he should be confident about avenging his defeat. WE RECOMMEND COMMENT 9 months ago Anthony Joshua net worth, salary and upcoming fight against Andy Ruiz Also Read | Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz 2: Andy Ruiz wants to ‘Énd’ Anthony Joshua’s career in SaudiAlso Read | Anthony Joshua Lands In Saudi, Promises An ‘iconic Evening Of Boxing’ Vs Andy Ruiz Jr First Published: 3rd December, 2019 18:17 IST FOLLOW US 9 months ago Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz 2: Andy Ruiz wants to ‘Énd’ Anthony Joshua’s career in Saudi 9 months ago Anthony Joshua lands in Saudi, promises an ‘iconic evening of boxing’ vs Andy Ruiz Jr SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By 9 months ago Deontay Wilder unhappy with Mike Tyson post Luis Ortiz fight Raj Sarkar last_img read more

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