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US Open Medvedev fined 9000 for gesture actions

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first_imgNew York: Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev was fined USD 9,000 (8,187 euros) by the US Open after his unsportsmanlike remarks and obscene gesture in a Friday night triumph. Medvedev defeated Spain’s Feliciano Lopez to reach the fourth round of the year’s last Grand Slam tournament at Flushing Meadows. He was issued a code violation early in the match for tossing a towel. As he later walked to his chair, Medvedev lifted his middle finger to the side of his head away from the view of the chair umpire but not from stadium cameras, which showed the image on the stadium video screen. While he was not issued a violation, the umpire only having seen the image on replay, Medvedev drew boos from the crowd the remainder of the night.last_img read more

Legal action sought against commemorating LTTE cadres

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Ranawaka said that anyone commemorating the LTTE must be held responsible for the assassinations committed by the LTTE during the war. He said that no one can compare the LTTE to the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and say if the JVP can commemorate their heroes then LTTE supporters can commemorate the LTTE.Ranawaka said that there cannot be room for anyone to glorify a terrorist group. (Colombo Gazette) Legal action has been sought against events held in the North commemorating slain LTTE cadres.Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said that commemorating the LTTE who killed innocent civilians cannot be accepted. Several events were held in the North yesterday and today commemorating slain LTTE cadres to coincide with the LTTE Maaveerar Naal (heroes day). read more

South Africas carbon footprint during World Cup year lower than projected –

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The report, produced by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), shows that South Africa’s 2010 carbon footprint was 1.65 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, just 60 per cent of the figure that had been initially projected. This was partly due to fewer visitors than expected, carpooling and park and ride schemes, cutting energy use by 30 per cent, and using solar-powered technology and renewable energy.The South African Government and UNEP also worked on a project to promote initiatives that would cut the tournament’s carbon footprint such as reducing waste and water use and enhancing biodiversity. In a news release, UNEP said such initiatives must be advanced in Brazil, which will be the host of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.Other successful measures taken during the 2010 World Cup highlighted in the report, which was released on Tuesday, include the improvement of South Africa’s transportation system, which included a rapid bus network, cycling paths, and walkways in major sites, the reuse of demolition waste, energy efficient lighting and reducing water waste in various stadiums.While there were successful initiatives, UNEP said that there were many lessons learned in terms of implementing sustainability measures. “The report points to many great initiatives, but perhaps the most important finding is that South Africa could have achieved more if sustainability measures had been brought in sooner rather than later,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. “Indeed, it underlines that achieving the full potential of greening such tournaments is likely if sustainability is factored into the planning, design and construction from the word go.”Earlier this week, UNEP officials met with representatives from the Brazilian Government, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and the Olympic Committee to consider concrete steps to green the two major sporting events.In its report, UNEP calls on FIFA to help raise awareness of the World Cup’s environmental impact by offsetting its own carbon footprint and encouraging its partners to do the same. UNEP has also signed an agreement with the Brazilian Government to help green both the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, carrying on an advisory role with the Olympic Games that began in 2004. read more

GFMS publishes Gold Survey 2008 – Update 2

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first_imgGFMS, one of the world’s foremost precious metals consultancies, released its Gold Survey 2008 – Update 2 today, which shows its latest report on the gold market. GFMS’ Executive Chairman, Philip Klapwijk gave a summary of the findings of the report at a presentation in Toronto, organised by the precious metals consultancy. A key feature of the report is the consultancy’s forecast that gold prices could achieve an all time high in the first half of 2009 as net investment surges. It noted that there has already been several months of rocketing demand, chiefly in Europe and North America, from certain investors, but this has been masked by heavy fund redemptions as cash has been sought to cover losses elsewhere, meet margin calls and so forth. Klapwijk said, “if it hadn’t been for this fund selling, we’d be easily back over $1,000 by now and, as soon as it quietens down, I’m sure a strong rally is going to emerge.”GFMS believes that the main motivation behind this expected surge in investment is risk aversion and a desire to preserve wealth, as illustrated in its focus being physical bullion, often delivered, or allocated metal accounts. Gold was also seen as benefiting from concerns over the solidity of other assets, including cash, equities or bonds. The latter was seen as particularly important, with Klapwijk commenting “we’ve seen some pretty extraordinary monetary and fiscal policies getting proposed by the US and other governments and this all has the potential in time to spark some serious, and maybe, sustained inflation.”The consultancy sees gold’s fundamentals as relatively neutral in the near term, with the damage from weak demand being largely neutralised by restrained supply. Scrap in the first half of this year, for example, is only forecast as broadly flat year-on-year and official sector disposals are expected to continue falling. The report still feels that selling will be dominated by the signatories to the Central Bank Gold Agreement (CBGA) and that buying by banks outside this group will remain limited, with no hint made of any purchases by the big dollar holders in East Asia. On the demand side, high and volatile prices plus the slowdown in world GDP growth were forecast to cut jewellery demand by 11%. Jewellery offtake was also estimated to have declined by 11% in 2008, chiefly due to the damage from high and volatile prices, especially in the developing world, and the slide into recession in many countries, in particular the United States. GFMS also sees price expectations as important, with Klapwijk commenting, “in the third quarter last year, we saw a major bounce back in Indian offtake, even though the rupee price was little changed on earlier in the year, – but people thought some decent price gains were in the offing. And without that India-centred rebound, we could easily have seen dollar gold properly breaching the $700 barrier.”Update 2 also sets out the contribution to demand in the first half of last year from producer de-hedging at an unexpectedly large volume of over 250 t. There was also a fall in mine output in the first half. Supply in total was in fact relatively restrained as central bank selling for the full year fell by 40% or so, while scrap rose by ‘only’ 13%, despite the price hike of 25%, reflecting earlier releases of near market supplies. Despite the contribution from restrained supply and pockets of demand strength, GFMS still see investment as the chief driver of price action last year. The rally to an all time high over $1,000 in March, for example, was ascribed by GFMS to a ‘perfect storm’ of such factors as dollar weakness, oil price gains and financial instability, both actual and feared following the collapse of Bear Stearns. The slump in prices, particularly after the July price spike, to around $700 by the fourth quarter was also attributed mainly to investors. This was initially said to be largely the product of selling inspired by dollar gains and a general exodus from commodities as world GDP growth estimates were cut. However, it was the later ‘forced’ selling by the funds that proved particularly undermining. Finally, the emergence of heavy physical buying towards year end was said, according to GFMS, to be at the scale of being sufficient to have swung implied investment activity from net selling in the third quarter to net inflows in the fourth and to have laid the bedrock for future price gains.The GFMS said mine production in 2008 fell by a provisional 88 t, its third consecutive year of decline. Losses were recorded in a wide range of countries but much was attributable to Indonesia, South Africa and Australia. In contrast, gains were recorded for China and Russia. Output in the first half of 2009 is forecast to grow slightly, although that is in comparison to a weak first half in 2008. Producers’ total cash costs rose by 22% year-on-year to an average over $470/oz for the nine months to end-September.Net official sector sales fell by over 40% to just under 280 t in 2008. This was mainly due to lower sales by CBGA signatories, a change in turn largely driven by the disappearance of Spain as a seller, while central banks outside this group continued as small scale net purchasers. In the first half of 2009, total net sales are forecast to fall yet further year-on-year.Higher gold prices and more distress selling helped lift scrap supply by around 13% in 2008, although the total remained below the 2006 record, reflecting how much near-market supplies had emerged then. Much of 2008’s rise was due to the Middle East, with increases in the other major regions a more modest 6-10%. First half 2009 volumes are forecast as roughly flat year-on-year. www.gfms.co.uklast_img read more

Aureus showcasing lowprofile underground mining tyres at AIMEX

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first_imgAureus International is putting the spotlight on its low profile, reinforced Eternity underground mining tyres on Stand H1188 during AIMEX at Sydney Olympic Park, September 6-9. The tyres are designed to reduce equipment height without reducing the load carried. “They have been designed by American engineers and offer great operational benefits,” the General Manager of Aureus International Gautam Roy said. “In underground mines, one of the challenges that equipment-design engineers face is the increasing need to reduce the height of the equipment without compromising the expected capabilities and safety standards.“Eternity tyres meet this challenge.” Unique compounding and construction meant the Eternity range offered longer tread life, greater durability, superior traction, improved safety and better load-carrying capacity, he said.The tyres were produced using state-of-the-art equipment and proven American technology, he said. “Their superior wear and cut-resistant compound was developed specially for difficult underfoot conditions and their deeper tread depth means a lower hourly running cost.”Other features of the tyres include a higher ply rating with sidewall reinforcement, a strong lug tread design, and inside steel breakers to make the tread surface rigid and resistant to cuts.last_img read more

Donegal County Council need €78 million to fix Lifford water

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first_imgWorse…The worst…On the really bad days, nobody in the house (including three young children – one who is prone to gastric bugs) can shower or bathe. And a trip to her mother-in-law’s house, laundry in tow, is required.Even on good days, the water must be boiled or put through a filter before it is used. The washing machine is often clogged up with the dirt and grime that flows through the pipes with the water.And they are not the only ones.“At the moment, it is effecting the whole road that we live on, as far down as the primary school.”Residents of Clonleigh Park, Croghan Heights and Castlefin Road have all complained to councillors about the water problems but Donegal County Council says there is nothing to be done until more money becomes available.The necessary repair work requires national funding, says the local authority. A lot of national funding.A spokesperson told TheJournal.ie the total cost of the fix would be €7.8 million.“We have costed it to be delivered over two phases. The first phase of work is costed at €2.9 million and the second phase costed at €4.9 million.”The problems stem from the nature of the pipeline between Ballybofey and Lifford, according to the council. “It is the main cause of water discolouration in some areas when bursts are experienced,” it said in a statement, adding that staff are continuously managing the network.But they concede that an upgrade is required to ensure water quality and continuity of supply.In this regard, following a county-wide survey of the mains network, a significant element of the main is proposed to be replaced between Ballybofey and Lifford, subject to national funding being made available. This would bring about the necessary improvements that would enable the Council to guarantee a continuous quality service to the area.The Department of the Environment has advised that the issue is a local one that will be addressed by council but Sinn Féin deputy Pearse Doherty has added his voice to the list of complainants who are calling for action from the government. He says he has submitted a question to Environment Minister Phil Hogan to query if money will be made available in the near future.Residents are sceptical though.“I have been living here six years but it is going on longer,” exclaims Kelly. “Nobody ever comes back to me about it. It’s all down to money. The story of our lives.”Earlier: TD highlights problem of rusty water in LiffordRead: Councillors concerned about impact of proposed Dublin Bay wind turbinesGood news for business: Dublin City Council to spread burden of commercial rates SIOBHAN KELLY HAD to buy a new washing machine recently. Every month, she buys in countless bottles of water.“I wouldn’t even guess how much it has cost me,” she says. “I haven’t sat down to work it out because I wouldn’t want to know.”The Kelly family live in an area of Lifford that is impacted by the dirty water problem highlighted by TD Pearse Doherty last month.About once a month, the water flowing from the taps in their home turns a rusty colour and becomes entirely unusable.“When it’s bad, it’s really bad,” she told TheJournal.ie, and then provided photographic evidence.Bad…last_img read more

Fatheroftwo Vincent Parsons was murdered following pub row gardaí say

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first_img Tuesday 27 Aug 2019, 4:45 PM 4 Comments Short URL Aug 27th 2019, 4:45 PM By Dominic McGrath Vincent had been socialising at the Killinarden pub in Tallaght on the night of the assault. Gardaí believe that an altercation took place and have asked that anyone in or near the pub between 10pm and shortly after 11pm to come forward. Two people are suspected to be involved in the alleged attack outside the pub. ”There is no indication at this stage that there were weapons used but the preliminary findings of the post-mortem would indicate his death was extremely violent,” Lackey said this afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.With reporting from Seán Murray GARDAÍ HAVE SAID that the alleged attackers of 34-year-old Vincent Parsons, who died yesterday evening after an assault in Tallaght on Saturday, were not known to the victim. Speaking to reporters this afternoon, Superintendent Ian Lackey appealed for any witnesses to come forward to speak to gardaí. Vincent Parsons was pronounced dead at Tallaght Hospital yesterday evening following the assault on Saturday evening. The father-of-two, who worked as a welder, was discovered with head injuries by passers-by in Killinarden Estate in Tallaght. Lackey said that the initial findings of a post-mortem taking place today have found that Vincent “met a very violent death”. Over 50 detectives and Gardaí are working on the case, which has now been upgraded to a murder investigation.  Source: Sean Murray/Twittercenter_img Father-of-two Vincent Parsons was murdered following pub row, gardaí say Gardaí have appealed for witnesses who were in the pub in Killinarden on Saturday night to come forward. Gardaí investigating the death of Vincent Parsons say he was murdered after a very violent assault following a pub altercation pic.twitter.com/j4hHzcUCpC— Sean Murray (@SeanMJourno) August 27, 2019 29,427 Views Share Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4784292 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

McMahon says WWE took Sting from “obscurity” to WrestleMania

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first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next WWE is holding a post-WrestleMania 31 conference call live this morning.* Vince McMahon opens the call talking about the success of WrestleMania 31 last night. He mentions the 142 worldwide trends on Twitter and mentions the new indoor attendance record at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday night with nearly 77,000 people in attendance.* Vince also discussed the new programming coming to the WWE Network in 2015. This includes eight brand new original series.* WWE Network has surpassed 1.3 million subscribers following WrestleMania 31.* George Barrios takes over the call talking about the new programming coming to the WWE Network. Barrios talks about plans for continued growth.* Barrios said growth was assisted by the February free month with 77% converting to paid subscribers in March.* Courtesy of WWE: “Based on the successful execution of the network’s free trial offerings, all new subscribers who register for the network in April will receive the network free in that month, including Extreme Rules live on Sunday, April 26.”* Barrios said the outlook for 2015 will see expected year-over-year growth. He added, “WWE’s success will come from the global strength of our brands.”Q and A session begins.* Vince McMahon is asked about adding new shows to the WWE Network and if they are looking at reaching a broader base. McMahon said it is easy to attract talent now on this kind of platform and feels they will stay ahead of the curve.* George Barrios said they won’t have figures for people purchasing WrestleMania 31 on traditional Pay Per View for a while.* Barrios declined to comment on the turnover of people signing up for the free month in November adding they haven’t made the figure public.* When asked about the total number of new series coming to the WWE Network, Barrios mentioned the $120 million being allocated for cost and testing the waters.* Barrios was unable to provide an accurate time frame of when they expect to hit a larger goal of three to four million active subscribers.* Regarding the pricing model for the WWE Network at $9.99, Barrios said they feel very comfortable with that and it will remain at that price right now.* China and India were described as unique opportunities to expand WWE programming by Barrios. He mentioned Netflix expanding now to China.* When asked if they would consider two different price points including live Pay Per View events and other special events, Barrios said $9.99 is firm right now.* The new partnership with Tapout was discussed. Barrios said they feel they can bring great value to consumers with this new partnership.* Barrios avoided getting into “line item” specifics with actual spending regarding talent.* McMahon was asked about online criticism for the WrestleMania 31 build and the reaction being mostly positive. Vince said everything is about content and the quality of the content. “We have our doubters and that’s okay.” He described this is a “last minute drive” regarding WrestleMania this year and how they handle it that way at times.* A caller asked if they have aligned any business goals or plans with cable or satellite outlets with lots of cord cutting taking place. Barrios mentioned the deal they striked up with Rogers in Canada and how they would consider that in other markets. Vince said they aren’t in favor of cord cutting and how broadcasts on USA and Syfy are very important to them.* Barrios said they monitor streaming real-time and described the network performance as “rock solid” since the launch. He mentioned the partnership with Facebook was successful.* Vince talked more about expanding the programming and understanding the different kinds of demographics that subscribe to the network.* The caller asked about bringing in Sting for WrestleMania. “We took someone from obscurity and developed that character and made it important.” Vince felt they were good at taking characters like that and putting them on a big stage.The call concludes.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWhat to watch on Wall Street next weekVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 90.08%0:03Remaining Time -0:56 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 Now Playing Up Next Millie Bobby Brown lands new Netflix movie deal with sister Facebook What to watch on Wall Street next week Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Netflix to introduce weekly episode schedule Now Playing Up Next Trump Suggests Obama’s Netflix Deal Should Be Investigated Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Wall Street Up On Apple, Optimism Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlottelast_img read more

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center wins national honors

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first_imgThe American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Aliso Viejo, Calif., recently awarded a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence to the intensive care unit at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.The Beacon Award, according to a Legacy press release, recognizes “unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s five Healthy Work Environment Standards.” Those five standards are: leadership structures and systems; appropriate staffing and staff engagement; effective communication, knowledge management, learning and development; evidence-based practices and processes; outcome measurement.Only 11 hospitals in Washington have received the award.“We’re so proud of our team in the ICU,” Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center President Bryce Helgerson said.“Our staff is always looking for ways to improve patient outcomes and provide top-notch care to members of this community. This award affirms their excellent work.”last_img read more

Barca defender Moussa Wague subjected to racial abuse

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first_imgBarcelona defender Moussa Wague has been allegedly subjected to several racial insults during the team’s defeat to Ejea.The Senegalese right-back, who became the first African teenager to score at a World Cup when he found the back of the net against Japan in Russia, was shown a straight red card after clashing with home supporters in Barcelona’s 1-0 defeat to Ejea.Wague apologized for his actions on his official Instagram account but claimed he was subjected to numerous racial slurs.He said: “In a moment of anger, with the scoreline not in our favour, I behaved incorrectly and I acknowledge that and want to reiterate my apologies.”“I also want to report that my actions, in trying to get the ball back from a fan to take a throw-in, came after being the object of numerous and repeated racists insults.”“That should never have to be tolerated on a football pitch.”Wague’s international team-mate Kalidou Koulibaly was also allegedly subjected to racial slurs in Napoli’s 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan last month.last_img read more

Time Inc Names Jennifer Wong New Head of Digital

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first_imgJennifer L. Wong was appointed president of Time Inc. Digital, a newly created position reporting directly to chairman and CEO Joe Ripp, the company announced today. The appointment comes during a period of fast-paced digital investment at Time Inc. The legacy publisher’s revenues are in recession, led chiefly by double-digit percentage declines in print advertising, the area in which the company still makes most of its money. Things are undeniably less bleak on the digital side of the business; the company reports that its overall global audience across all platforms rose 19 percent to 155 million in 2015, while its social media footprint and video audience grew 45 and 86 percent, respectively.  “Jen is an executive that is both highly analytical and creative; she has a proven track record growing digital content and commerce businesses,” said Ripp in an official statement. “She has succeeded in complex organizations and achieved success at each company where she has worked.” Wong’s tenure at Time Inc. begins on January 4. Wong arrives at Time Inc. from POPSUGAR, where she served as chief business officer since 2011. Prior to that, she led global business operations at AOL, helping oversee and integrate large-scale acquisitions like TechCrunch and The Huffington Post. In December alone, Time Inc. announced a new partnership with digital advertising platform GumGum and streaming video distribution deals with Hulu, Yahoo and Zealot Networks. In the new role, Wong will be in charge of all digital and interactive strategies and operations across the media giant’s entire portfolio of brands, including Time, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly and People. last_img read more

USDA awards 23M to Alaska telemedicine distance learning

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first_imgThe U.S. Department of Agriculture chose Thursday, National Rural Health Day, to announce $2.3 million in grants to support telemedicine and distance learning programs in Alaska.Jim Nordlund is the Alaska state director of the USDA Rural Development program. He says some of the grants, such as $420,000 going to the North Slope Borough, will be used to link health clinics and hospitals. He says the new Internet connections will improve access to emergency medical care, behavioral health and other services.“You certainly can’t have a doctor or physician in each village. But if you can do certain diagnoses and certain even examinations through telemedicine equipment that can be supervised by a doctor at a hospital at a hub community like Bethel or Barrow,” Nordlund said. “This form of telecommunication or telemedicine has actually been pioneered in Alaska over the years.”Other grants he says will go to improve distance learning.“In smaller villages they can’t afford teachers of several different disciplines and so some of those disciplines are actually taught from school district headquarters where you can get more say economy of scale,” said Nordlund. “It’s an effective way of delivering programs to isolated rural areas like we have in a village setting.”One of the largest grants is to the Yukon-Koyukuk school district, which includes schools in Allakaket, Hughes, Kaltag, Koyuk, Manley Hot Springs, Minto, Nulato, and Ruby.Technology director Luke Meinert says the district has done what it could to stretch the capabilities of the one or two videoconferencing units it now has each of the district’s nine schools. They created a bridge to allow people to join the network with mobile devices or laptops. But he says that easier access came with the price of lower quality:“Let’s say the instructor’s showing her screen. She’s showcasing something that they want the students to see, and that’s sometimes lost just showing over a laptop or a desktop, even when its’ projected, it kind of gets funky,” said Meinert. “And then, the instructor will be able to see the students much better. A lot of times currently in some of our schools they’re just relying on a little camera on a laptop, which it’s hard to capture a large number of students.”Other grant awards include:$279,106 to the Eastern Aleutian Tribes, Inc. to build an interactive tele-psychiatry network that delivers mental and behavioral health services to seven end-user sites (six schools and one children’s home)$497,572 to the Bering Strait School District to purchase video conferencing equipment to increase access between Bering Strait School District offices and 15 public schools$290,188 to Alaska Children’s Services, Inc. to build an interactive tele-psychiatry network delivering mental and behavioral health services to schools in Kalskag, Bethel, Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, and Stoney River.$420,027 to the North Slope Borough to purchase video telemedicine equipment for 10 sites above the Arctic Circle in the North Slope Borough$354,647 to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to install video conferencing equipment in 13 schoolslast_img read more

Gunfight is not solution TIB

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first_img.Transparency International Bangladesh has expressed grave concern over the deaths of over hundred ‘drug dealers’ in the countrywide anti-narcotic drive.The anti-corruption watchdog also demanded judicial investigation into the deaths.It said that the explanation given by the law-enforcement forces on the ‘gunfight’ is questionable.The organisation made the demand in a statement issued on Thursday.It said that there is fear of protecting constitutional rights of the citizens as using excessive force is getting support from the government.  It said that this is creating risk of institutionalising the use of excessive force by the law enforcement.“The constitution preserves the rights for every citizen to justice. There is a question as to whether the on-going anti-narcotic drive based on the list prepared by so-called intelligence information is acceptable legally or not. Besides, before being convicted under the legal process, the way the listed people are being killed is completely unconstitutional,” TIB executive director Iftekharuzzaman said in a statement.He said that there are some allegations that innocent people become victims of vindictiveness.The TIB executive director said that gunfight has not been proved an effective way anywhere in the world to control narcotics or any other crime.“The way the culture of using excessive force, bypassing the existing laws is getting patronage can be a threat to the human rights situation of the country,” he said.He said that the way the law enforcement agencies are given licence to violate laws, it is a bad signal for justice, the rule of law and democracy of the country.      At least 130 people were killed and thousands detained in the last two weeks in a countrywide anti-narcotics crackdown. Law enforcement officials said that all who have been killed are drug dealers and they were killed in gunfights.Read more :Alleged gunfights kill 13 more, death toll rises to 130Yet another 12 killed, toll from drive rises to 117Philippines-style crackdown in Bangladesh raises concernslast_img read more

India launches antimilitant drive in Kashmir

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first_imgIndian army soldiers conduct a patrol during an operation against suspected rebels in Turkwangam Lassipora in Shopian south of Srinagar on 4 May, 2017. Photo: AFPThousands of soldiers and paramilitaries were Thursday engaged in a huge anti-militant operation in Indian-administered Kashmir, where armed rebels have repeatedly attacked government forces in recent weeks.Police said government forces had surrounded at least 20 villages in the drive, launched early Thursday in Shopian district in the volatile south of the disputed Himalayan region.“It is an unprecedented operation,” deputy inspector general of police S P Pani told AFP.“It is impossible to capture the militants, but we hope there will be contact (exchange of fire) with them in the course of the day.”Suspected militants are frequently killed in shoot-outs with government forces in Kashmir, but are only rarely captured alive.Witnesses said hundreds of residents came out onto the streets in two villages, Sug and Tarkwangan, during the search operations and threw stones at the soldiers.Indian army soldiers conduct a patrol during an operation against suspected rebels in Turkwangam Lassipora in Shopian south of Srinagar on 4 May, 2017. Photo: AFPOne said soldiers had attacked private homes in his village with sticks and rocks.“It was scary. Many houses were damaged,” the villager told AFP by phone, requesting anonymity.Witnesses said army helicopters were hovering above the area as the search operations were going on.Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in 1947, but both claim the territory in its entirety.Rebel groups have fought for decades the roughly 500,000 Indian soldiers deployed in the Himalayan territory, demanding independence or a merger of the entire territory with Pakistan.Officials say the rebels’ ranks have swelled since July, when the killing of a popular leader by security forces sparked widespread unrest that left at least 100 civilians dead.Since then armed encounters between rebels and government forces have been more frequent.The latest operation comes after five police were shot dead this week in a raid on a bank van carrying cash—the latest in a series of bank robberies in the region carried out by suspected militants.Last week militants killed three soldiers in a pre-dawn assault on a garrison near the de-facto border known as the Line of Control that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.The Kashmir valley has been tense since early April, when election day violence kicked off a series of anti-India protests including by students.Popular support for the militants has also risen and villagers now regularly come out onto the streets during operations to throw stones at government forces.last_img read more

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds Xbox One Deal Includes a Free Copy of Titanfall 2

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first_img Share Tweet Submit Thinking of picking up the newly-released Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds? Well then, you’re going to want to check out this deal. For a limited time, Newegg is selling the Xbox One version of PUBG and a copy of the acclaimed Titanfall 2 for only $30.This deal of course comes from the sentient bargain-hunting bot, Wario64:Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (XBO) w/ free Titanfall 2 is $29.99 at Newegg https://t.co/dElHW4mKYY pic.twitter.com/7dKgT1wqgw— Wario64 (@Wario64) December 20, 2017PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds finally launched on Xbox One in early access form on December 12. The Xbox launch was a bit rocky, with performance and visuals being less than optimal, but PUBG’s developers are promising improvements and have already released an update that fixes some issues.This is the start of the road for us. [The game is] a little rough, right, but we want to work over the next coming months with the community, with Microsoft and really polish it off and really make the game run as smooth as we can across all consoles.While you’re waiting for PUBG to get its act together on Xbox One, you can busy yourself with Titanfall 2, one of the best-reviewed games of 2016. Here’s what Wccf’s Dave Aubrey had to say about the game:Criminally ignored, but incredibly good. For many Titanfall 2 is the year’s very best shooter, with fantastic movement mechanics that make shooting feel fresh all over again. Throw in a brand-new campaign which pairs you up with a robot pal and Titanfall 2 is a more complete experience than the first game, but with more to sink your teeth into than ever before. If you’re thinking of buying the game for multiplayer, though, it’s worth pointing out that the low player base might turn into a problem soon.The PUBG/Titanfall 2 deal is only available until December 21, so get on it, if you’re interested. Here’s the Newegg link again.last_img read more

only four resolutio

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