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Centre keen to move Motor Bill in this House session after Cabinet

first_imgNew Delhi: The government will try to introduce the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill in the forthcoming session of Parliament, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. The bill, pending approval from the Rajya Sabha, lapsed after the 16th Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die in February. “The cabinet note is ready for the Motor Bill and once it is approved we will try to introduce it in the upcoming session of Parliament,” Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsGadkari, who took charge of the Ministry Tuesday, told reporters that radical reforms are expected in the transport sector once the bill gets Parliament nod. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, which had been passed by the Lok Sabha, was introduced in the Upper House in April 2017 but was referred to a select panel. After taking into account the panel’s recommendation, the bill was re-introduced in the Rajya Sabha but the debate on the bill remained inconclusive. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefThe bill proposes hefty penalties for various offences pertaining to the road transport sector. Talking about the projects with the Ministry, Gadkari said by March next year, route to Kailash Mansarovar via Pithoragarh is likely to be completed while projects under Char Dham Yatra would be expedited. He said to reduce accidents at 8,000 black spots – accident-prone areas – have been identified and will be rectified. He said a road grid and a water grid on the pattern of power grid were also on the anvil and completion of various projects to decongest Delhi will ensure that the national capital is free from vehicular pollution in the next two years. He said highway projects worth Rs 50,000 crore are in the pipeline for Delhi alone.last_img read more

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Railways cancels Samjhauta Express on Indian side of border after Paks suspension

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian Railways announced on Sunday that it has cancelled the Samjhauta Express train run at its end of the international border, days after Pakistan suspended services on its side. The railways run the train on Sundays from Delhi to Attari and back, while Pakistan used to run the train between Lahore and Attari. Passengers used to change trains at the Attari station. “In consequent to Pakistan’s decision to cancel samjhaouta exp 14607/14608 running between Lahore and Atari …….the link exp train number 14001/14002 running between Delhi and Atari also stands cancelled (sic),” said Deepak Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Northern Railway. Two passengers had booked tickets for the Sunday’s service, officials said. Pakistan suspended the Samjhauta Express and the Thar Express trains amid tensions between the two neighbouring countries after the government revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divided the state into two Union territories.last_img read more

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Its good to take care of our culture 8 yearold Ocean OReilly

first_imgTamara PimentelAPTN NewsWhile on her medicine walk with her uncle Gary Oker on the Doig River First Nation in northern B.C., Ocean O’Reilly, stares down at the ground asking questions about everything she sees.“I really like it because I just also really care about nature.” said the eight-year old O’Reilley while collecting chicken feathers.Every year the community camps in the back country of the First Nation to reconnect back to their land.It’s a chance of tradition and teachings of the Beaver People to be passed on to youth like O’Reilley.“It’s good to take care of our culture and stuff so that’s why I always collect feathers,” she said.(“I really like it because I just also really care about nature.” says Ocean O’Reilly. Photo: Tamara Pimentel/APTN)Every step she took, she questioned how to live off different parts of the land.She learned that moss can be used to filtering water and rotting wood is used to make hides.O’Reilly gathers as much as she could and takes it back to the camping area to share.At the camp, signs in the Beaver Language indicate where the kitchen and hand-washing stations are.And where children make their own hunting tools by hand.“A bush school, is very important piece of growing up as a young person. “Oker said, who is also a councillor of the Doig River First Nation.“Also for the Elders to transmit their knowledge and history of the bush life.”(Every year the community camps in the back country of the First Nation to reconnect back to their land. Photo: Tamara Pimentel/APTN)Elder May Apsassin is a fluent speaker of the Beaver language.She made many memories at this site.These grounds have been camped on for generations.“I’m very happy to see my young people live up here and sleep out, eat and the fire going a teepee. It’s very good.” Apsassin said.“They live in the bush once in a while like this, take their kids out, teach them how our great grandpa and grandma used to do.”In the evening a fire is lit and a Tea Dance is performed.Oker said it’s a time where stories and songs of the Beaver People are passed down and honored.“Here’s where the transmission of languages, the root of being who we are as Dene People, the Dane Zaa People.”tpimentel@aptn.ca@tamara_aptnlast_img read more

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SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

first_imgLOS ANGELES — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications satellites has blasted off from California.The rocket lifted off at 7:31 a.m. Friday at Vandenberg Air Force Base and arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles.SpaceX will try to land the Falcon’s first stage on an autonomous vessel floating in the ocean.The payload is the eighth and final set of satellites to be launched as Iridium replaces its entire globe-circling fleet with next-generation orbiters. Deployment of the satellites is scheduled to be completed a little over an hour after liftoff.If successful, Iridium will have a total of 75 new satellites in orbit, including nine spares.Iridium is deorbiting its original fleet of satellites.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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DavidsTeas use of oncall shifts to curb labour costs under scrutiny in

MONTREAL — Canadian beverage chain DavidsTea has come under scrutiny in several U.S. states for its alleged use of “on-call” shifts to control labour costs.Attorneys general in New York and eight other jurisdictions have sent letters to 15 retailers, including Montreal-based DavidsTea, seeking information about their use of the scheduling practice that requires employees to call before their shift to find out if they are required to work.The letter requests information and documents about the company’s use of the controversial scheduling practice.DavidsTea Inc. brewed strong fourth quarter, with sales up 23%DavidsTea co-founder, namesake, David Segal resigns as chain’s brand ambassadorDavidsTea didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a release that on-call shifts are unfair because unpredictable work schedules make it difficult to arrange reliable childcare or other pursuits while adding to stress and strain on family life.Some U.S. states have call-in pay laws. New York state, for example, requires employers to pay at least four hours or the number of hours in the regularly scheduled shift if it is less, at the minimum hourly wage.Letters were also sent to American Eagle, Aeropostale, Payless, Disney, Coach, PacSun, Forever 21, Vans, Justice Just for Girls, BCBG Maxazria, Tilly’s, Zumiez, Uniglo, and Carter’s, many of which have operations in Canada.Following a similar effort last year, several companies, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, J.Crew, Urban Outfitters, Pier 1 Imports and the parent company of Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret ended the use of on-call shifts. read more

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Appealing for funds UN agency aims to reach 25 million in Yemen

“The conflict has increased the number of hungry people in the country,” WFP spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs told a press briefing in Geneva today. During the next three months, WFP will need around $43 million every month for the emergency distribution of full rations to some 2.5 million people, she added. There are currently 12.5 million food insecure people in Yemen, some 2 million more than when the crisis began. Until July, WFP will aim to provide emergency food assistance to 2.5 million people, and, from August, it plans to increase that number, reaching 12 million people by the end of the year. So far, WFP has reached some 1.6 million people with nearly 20,000 metric tonnes of food and ships continue to arrive. The WFP-chartered Amsterdam ship set for Yemen anchored at the country’s Hudaydah port in on yesterday, carrying some 5,700 metric tons of white flour, yellow split peas and vegetable oil. That is enough to feed around 60,000 Yemenis for a month.Another WFP-chartered ship, MV Celine, carrying 7,000 tonnes of wheat flour is expected to berth in Hudaydah in the next few days. The MV Copenhagen , transporting 1.5 million litres of fuel for partners, will depart Dubai for Hudaydah on Thursday, 4 June. “A key problem is that prices continue to increase for all food commodities, limiting the functioning of food markets,” Mr. Byrs told reporters. WFP Yemen’s weekly market monitoring report, covering the third week of May, found that food has largely disappeared from the shelves in several governorates, including in Abyan, Al Dhale’e, Aden, Lahj, Sa’ada and Shabwah. “Food in those places is either sporadically available or completely unavailable,” she said. Moreover, food prices have skyrocketed. The price of wheat flour has risen on average 43 per cent, with the highest rise recorded in Marib governorate at 115 per cent since the start of the crisis. The cost of cooking gas has risen on average 131 per cent since the start of the crisis. And there is also a severe shortage in clean water, power and fuel supplies.Yemen, the poorest country in the region, imports almost 90 per cent of its food from abroad. read more

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Womens Volleyball Ohio State loses in straight sets to Iowa Saturday

Ohio State head women’s volleyball coach Geoff Carlston looks on after his team surrendered a point during their match with Purdue on Friday, Oct. 27 at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Purdue won the match 3-0. Credit: Jeff Helfrich | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team (14-15, 7-11 Big Ten) dropped its second match this weekend to Iowa in three straight sets. With Saturday’s victory, Iowa (18-13, 7-11 Big Ten) completed the home-and-home matchup with two wins against the Buckeyes. Ohio State head coach Geoff Carlston was notably disappointed in his team, particularly in their serving game, which he believed was one of the worst in the season. “We just had so many hitting errors, offensively we didn’t have any rhythm tonight,” Carlston said. “Probably the most disappointing loss of the season.”Senior outside hitter Ashley Wenz also acknowledged the multiple serving errors made by the Buckeyes and took some responsibility for how the game played out.“I need to be a little more on my game in general, just really helping Becca get through. [She’s a] freshman setter, it’s really new to her so just being someone that can make her feel stable,” Wenz said.The Buckeyes and the Hawkeyes were both eager for a win as they battled it out in the first set with 17 ties. Although Ohio State played a tight game with 15 kills and 25 digs, Iowa came out on top with two consecutive kills and won the set 25-23. Iowa started the second set on a 4-0 run, but it wasn’t long before the set turned into another point-for-point game, this time with eight lead changes. Senior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer helped her team with eight kills, but the Hawkeyes came back with 11 blocks and took the set 25-23. Both teams began the third set with yet another tight game, but the Buckeyes began to fall behind. With Iowa leading 18-12, Ohio State called a timeout. Iowa’s .344 attacking percentage and four blocks were enough to wear out the Buckeyes as Iowa won the third and final set 25-18.Carlston was hoping to see the most improvement in the third set. But the Buckeyes appeared to regress.“We weren’t putting a lot of pace on the ball and so they were in system. In-between [sets] two and three we said, ‘Let’s put some more pace on the ball,’ and we missed a ton of serves. It’s our gym, there’s no excuses,” Carlston said.Freshman defensive specialist Hannah Gruensfelder had a successful evening with a match-best 19 digs. Sophomores middle blocker Madison Smeathers and outside hitter Bia Franklin were responsible for six kills each, while Becca Mauer contributed 35 assists. The Buckeyes will have a chance to bounce back 7 p.m. Wednesday against Maryland in College Park, Maryland. read more

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Premier League star Jordon Ibe robbed at knifepoint

first_imgThe Sun reported that the assailants made off with the footballer’s £25,000 Rolex.A Met Police spokesman said: “One of the suspects threatened the victim with a knife before stealing his watch. The victim was not injured.”At this early stage, officers are investigating whether the suspects intentionally collided with the victim’s car.”West Ham manager Slaven Bilic described Carroll as “very brave” after the player was allegedly targeted as he drove his Mercedes G-Wagon back to his home in Essex from the club’s Rush Green training ground.Jack O’Brien, 22, of Ivyhouse Road, Dagenham, east London, is due to appear in court charged with a string of offences, including attempted robbery in connection with Mr Carroll. Andy Carroll 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. A Premier League footballer was robbed at knifepoint when thieves rammed his car just four days after suspected gunmen allegedly threatened Andy Carroll.AFC Bournemouth midfielder Jordon Ibe, 20, had his watch stolen after his car was struck in Surrey Quays, south-east London, it has emerged.The attack came after West Ham United striker Carroll, 27, was the victim of an alleged attempted robbery as he drove home from a training session on Nov 2.Scotland Yard said detectives were investigating the attack on Ibe, which took place near Surrey Quays Underground station at about 1.45pm on Nov 6. The attack follows an alleged attempted robbery on West Ham United striker Andy CarrollCredit:Vid Ponikvar/Reuterslast_img read more

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Royal staff placed in quarantine after white supremacist sent letter containing fake

A court artist sketch of David Parnham at the Old Bailey In December 2016, Parnham sent a fan letter to Dylann Roof, a white supremacist responsible for shooting nine black parishioners dead in Charleston, South Carolina.He told Roof: “I just wanted to thank you for opening my eyes. Ever since you carried out what I’d call the ‘cleansing’ I’ve felt differently about what you’d call ‘racial awareness’.” A court artist sketch of David Parnham at the Old BaileyCredit:Elizabeth Cook/PA Dylann Roof killed nine people in a racist attack at a South Carolina churchCredit:AP Photo/Chuck Burton In February 2007, letters were sent to various mosques and Islamic centres around the county.A letter to Berkeley Street Mosque in Hull contained a drawing of a sword with a swastika on it cutting someone’s head off, with the words “You are going to be slaughtered very soon”.The author signed off as “Muslim Slayer”.In 2018, the series of typed “Punish A Muslim Day” letters were sent out to a large number of people, encouraging violence on the April 3 2018 – Roof’s birthday.Parnham was caught through DNA, handwriting and fingerprints on the letters.Judge Anthony Leonard QC indicated that he would complete sentencing on Tuesday. Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Cleveland County Courthouse in Shelby, N.C “I have lived in this country for 47 years and have never before seen or read anything like this.”Parnham, from Lincoln, has pleaded guilty to 15 offences relating to hundreds of letters penned between June 2016 and June 2018.He has admitted encouraging murder, making hoaxes involving noxious substances and bombs, sending letters with intent to cause distress, and encouraging offences.The court heard that Parnham claimed he did not remember writing to the Queen.Parnham’s activities first came to the attention of authorities in July 2016 when seven of letters were intercepted at Sheffield mail centre and found to contain harmless white powder.A further 11 letters were identified as having been delivered.A letter to former PM David Cameron contained the wording “Allah is great”, while letters to MPs and mosques contained the wording “Paki Filth”.In October 2016, more letters containing white powder stated that “the clowns R coming 4 you” and were intended to reach the Queen and Mrs May. Parnham also caused widespread fear and upset through a ‘Punish A Muslim Day’ hate campaign, the court heard.Liberal Democrat peer Lord Hussain told of his “total shock” at receiving one of the poison letters.It had been forwarded to him from the House of Lords to his home address while he was unwell.He wrote in a victim impact statement read out in court: “As I read it for the first time I felt total shock at its contents as well as fear, not only for myself but for my family, my home and all other Muslims. Royal staff were placed in quarantine after a white supremacist sent a letter containing fake poison to the Queen, a court has heard.A Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) response was launched after a self-styled “Muslim Slayer” sent the package along with a note saying: “The Clowns R Coming 4 You”.David Parnham, 36, sent similar letters containing white powder to then-prime minister Theresa May, two bishops and the Home Office in October 2016, making an apparent reference to reports of attacks by people dressed up as clowns, the Old Bailey heard.Members of the Royal Household, believed to be Buckingham Palace, were left concerned for their health and the well-being of their colleagues.Some were kept separate from other staff for hours as the substance was being identified. 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. read more

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6 MONTHS WITHOUT HANDBALL Ivan Sliskovic still struggling after mononucleosis

← Previous Story BIG MISTAKE: PSG “KEMPA WINNER” in Flensburg was “irregular” Next Story → TOP 15: Johannes Sellin leads DKB Bundesliga TOP scorers ivan sliskovic Six months past after the Olympic quarter-final (August 16) match in Rio between Poland and Croatia. The Croatian left back and Telekom Veszprem star Ivan Sliskovic didn’t play handball since than. Diagnosis – mononucleosis put the 25-years old shooter, who had very promising first season after arrival from Slovenian RK Celje Pivovarna Laško, far away from the court.Season is almost lost. Still is unknown when he will be ready to play on the TOP level, but Sliskovic believes in come-back:I still recovering, but infection together with exhaustion made disbalance in my body, so process is going slow. I practice, but still only in the corner, when team’s working. I am far away from 100% and has to be careful with load. It is positive that I will start to work with the team soon. Handball after almost six months? I hope that I will come-back as soon as possible – said Sliskovic to Balkan-Handball.com, who had debut for Croatia at big stage at Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark. read more

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Destruction de nids dhirondelles la LPO porte plainte contre ladministration française

first_imgDestruction de nids d’hirondelles : la LPO porte plainte contre l’administration françaiseFrance – L’année de la biodiversité commence bien mal pour l’administration française. La Ligue pour la protection des oiseaux (LPO) a en effet décidé de porter plainte contre le service public, après la destruction illégale de 120 nids d’hirondelles situés sur l’hôtel de police de Saint Roch d’Avignon.  Avec 120 nids occupés au printemps 2009, l’hôtel de police de Saint Roch d’Avignon abritait la plus grosse colonie d’hirondelles du département du Vaucluse. Problème : il doit être détruit au mois de juin 2010. Pour éviter que la présence d’hirondelles ne gêne sa destruction, l’ensemble des nids a été détruit le 1er février en toute illégalité.L’antenne LPO de la région Paca a décidé de porté plainte contre l’administration, expliquant dans un communiqué qu’elle avait “alerté la préfecture du Vaucluse, la délégation du ministère de l’Intérieur de Marseille ainsi que la Ville d’Avignon du statut de protection dont bénéficie cette espèce”. De plus, les bénévoles de l’association déplorent l’absence de mise en place de mesures compensatoires, pourtant prévues, notamment la pose d’une tour à hirondelles abritant des nichoirs artificiels. Un laxisme problématique, quand on sait que les hirondelles reviennent de leur migration dès le mois de mars.En France, toutes les espèces d’hirondelles et de martinets sont protégées. Selon la LPO, entre 1989 et 2007, les effectifs d’hirondelles rustiques et de fenêtre ont chuté, chacun, de près de 40%. Il est donc interdit de porter atteinte aux individus, à leurs nids et à leurs couvées.Comme le conclut le communiqué de l’association, “alors que l’année 2010 est censée offrir une meilleure protection de la biodiversité en sensibilisant tous les publics à ses enjeux et à ses menaces, c’est là un bien mauvais exemple que donne l’administration”.Le 21 février 2010 à 12:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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GEEK PICK AverMedia Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus

first_img Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Stay on target These days it feels like watching other people play video games is almost a bigger deal than playing video games. Livestreaming platforms like Twitch are gigantic. People make millions of dollars screaming slurs on YouTube while playing Minecraft and Fortnite. Games tailor their design towards being entertaining for streaming culture, and make bank as a result. Without streaming, eSports wouldn’t be what it is now.Everyone wants a piece of streaming, but not everyone knows how to get it. And the most obvious question is “How do I even get the footage of me playing the video game from the TV onto the internet?” For that, you’ll need some kind of streaming capture hardware. There are plenty of options for capture equipment, but one of the best recent recommendations from our sister site PCMag is the AverMedia Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus.For $150 the AverMedia Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus will give you the features needed to get started with streaming and capturing. You can record 1080P HD footage at 60 frames-per-second as well as audio from both the game and headset chatter. You can also pass along 4K video if your TV and source device support it even if the footage won’t be recorded at that quality. The lack of analog options makes it less friendly with older tech, but the hottest games to stream these days tend to be the newer ones anyway.One of the coolest aspects of the AverMedia Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus is its ability to work without you even needing a PC. Obviously it hooks up to a computer if you have one, but if not you can flip it to PC-Free Mode for standalone USB-powered capture. Pop in a microSD card for storage and you have a mobile capture unit. For budding influencers, take it with you to capture hot new game footage at offsite events. Or just capture comfortably from your console in your living room without having to lug out a computer.For much more on the AverMedia Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus be sure to read the extensive review over on our sister site PCMag.com.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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David Villa explains why he chose Vissel Kobe

first_imgSpanish striker David Villa, explained the reason behind his decision to leave New York City FC and sign a new contract for Vissel Kobe.You may have already found out about the new destination that striker David Villa chose to continue his career, the Spaniard just announced that he wouldn’t be returning to the MLS and he announced that he will play in Japanese club Vissel Kobe.But we still hadn’t heard any details from the man himself after the announcement, he just offered a press conference in which he explained why he chose Vissel Kobe to continue his retirement years.To those who are not aware, David Villa is set to join Andres Iniesta and Lukas Podolski in the Japanese club that is putting together a very ambitious project under Spanish manager Luis Manuel Lillo.Villa is already in Japan where he already gave a press conference as a player for his new club, he was very clear about his reason behind the new adventure he is undertaking and revealed that he is very happy to join former teammates Andres Iniesta in the club.Both Spaniards made history with the Spanish National Team between 2008 and 2012, they also shared a dressing room at FC Barcelona under Pep Guardiola during the same period of time.My new club.https://t.co/jC8UcI6ZjI— David Villa (@Guaje7Villa) December 1, 2018“In my years as a professional footballer, I have had to make many important decisions. For an athlete, the ones made off the field are the hardest, and I find myself in another one of those moments now,” Villa said via Goal.“Throughout my career, I have always listened to my body, people around me, and my instinct most of all.”“In those moments of doubt, I hope that a sign, a detail or something gives me clarity. A new challenge awaits, Asia.”“I take care when making such big career decisions, I need to know a club really wants me,” he added.“I love to feel welcome and I felt that from Vissel Kobe. That’s a big reason. “When I got the offer from Vissel I called Iniesta and my wife called Andres’ wife.”“The city of Kobe, the wonderful times with family, hearing about the club’s togetherness and their project – I got a good impression of the club from Andres.”“He was my team-mate as well as my friend for many years. It’s great that I can challenge myself in a new project with him,” he concluded.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Bienvenido a @vissel_kobe, Guaje! Feliz de volver a compartir vestuario contigo 😉😊 💪🏻 @Guaje7VillaWelcome to @vissel_kobe Guaje! Happy to play with you again 😉😊 💪🏻 @Guaje7Villa pic.twitter.com/a8iBwE3z8U— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) December 1, 2018In his time alongside Andres Iniesta, David Villa has won a combined two European Championships (2008 and 2012), a World Cup in 2010, the 2011 Champions League, as well as two La Liga trophies amongst other titles alongside Andres.Villa was able to develop a unique attacking relationship and an understanding that is very rare in football, these details are what made his decision to play for Vissel Kobe all that much easier.David is about to turn 37 years old next Monday, a fitting age for a retiree to play one last season before hanging up his boots.But even if he is already a seasoned veteran in football, we can be certain that he will deliver many goals for Vissel Kobe because he still is at a very high level of performance.The 80 goals he scored for New York City FC, as a testament of what David Villa is still capable of doing.From the very start of his career with the Japanese club, Vissel Kobe can already be considered a title contender due to the impressive attacking trio they have with both Spaniards and German forward Lukas Podolski.El equipo que está armando Vissel Kobe 🇯🇵3 campeones del mundo🏆Andrés Iniesta 🏆David Villa 🏆Lukas Podolskihttps://t.co/E8Iz18eTaJ pic.twitter.com/ZTk9fFKIlq— Futbol Picante (@futpicante) December 1, 2018How many goals will David Villa score for Vissel Kobe? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Zainabs killer handed four death sentences

first_imgSix-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen. AFP file photoA Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a young girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district.Imran Ali, 24, was on trial for the killing of six-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen in the eastern city of Kasur last month.He faces further charges in the cases of at least seven other children attacked in the Punjab city-five of whom were murdered-in a spate of assaults that had stoked fears a serial child killer was on the loose. He has confessed to all eight attacks, including the death of Zainab.Ali was handed four separate death sentences after being convicted of the rape and murder of Zainab, as well as terrorism charges, prosecutor general of Punjab province Ihtesham Qadir said after a special anti-terrorism court passed its judgement.Under Pakistani law, crimes that are considered to have spread terror in society can be charged as acts of terrorism.The prosecutors said he received further life imprisonment and fines totalling 3.2 million rupees ($30,000) for additional charges of hiding his victim’s body.One million rupees of the fine would be given in compensation to Zainab’s family, public prosecutor Abdul Rauf Wattoo told AFP.The trial was held in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat prison for security reasons. Journalists were stopped 500 meters from the prison and only relatives of the victim were allowed in court for the hearing.Strict security was deployed outside the prison at the time of announcement of the judgement and every visitor was physically checked.Zainab’s mother Nusrat Bibi demanded execution of the death penalties be carried out in public.“I want him to be hanged publicly at the place where he took Zainab,” she told reporters after the verdict.Zainab’s murder last month sparked outrage across Pakistan, with riots erupting in Kasur as thousands swarmed police stations and set fire to politicians’ homes, while Pakistanis across the nation took to social media demanding action.The killing sparked calls for the public execution of Ali after officials said his DNA had been recovered from the scene of the crime and matched samples from similar cases.At least twelve cases of rape and murder have been recorded in the Kasur area in the past two years.Ali confessed to eight cases, but it is not clear if the four others are linked.According to the victim’s father Ameen Ansari, Ali-who lived nearby-had taken part in the initial protests that erupted after Zainab’s body was discovered.last_img read more

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Dengue patients at higher risk of being affected second time

first_imgDengueThis year dengue patients are at a higher risk of being affected with the fever for the second time. Researchers at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) have said that this time 5 per cent of the affected patients face this risk. The government’s Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has the same apprehension.In its report, the dengue death review committee has said that treatment of these high risk patients should be given priority.This eight-member death review committee recently submitted its report to IEDCR. It stated that of the 14 persons who died of dengue fever, 7 had suffered from shock syndrome. In this condition, a patient’s heart beat and blood pressure drops. It is imperative for the patient to be kept in intensive care. Two persons suffered from dengue haemorrhagic fever. Four had several other symptoms along with dengue shock syndrome. One had dengue haemorrhagic fever with other symptoms.The committee has stressed on special attention to dengue patients. It recommended that the national dengue management guidelines be strictly followed.IEDCR director Meerjady Sabrina Flora informed Prothom Alo that this year it is feared that there will be a rise in patients affected by dengue for the second time. The second-time affected patients suffer from more complications. Physicians have experience in treating patients affected for the first time with dengue, but not all of them have the experience with treating second-time afflicted patients. The committee has stressed the need for training in this regard.Former dean of BSMMU medicine department ABM Abdullah, speaking to Prothom Alo, said it is nothing new for a dengue patient to be affected for the second time, but this time the number of such patients may increase. There needs to be training and, given the spread of dengue, this training is needed more outside of Dhaka.The eight-member committee comprises medicine specialists, paediatricians, epidemiologists and laboratory experts. IEDCR has said it is collecting information on all the dengue deaths from hospitals, the media and social media and will analyse this in detail.At the regular press briefing of the health directorate on Wednesday, it was said that the death review committee has analysed 20 incidents of death so far this year, of which 14 were a result of dengue. When journalists pointed to inconsistencies between the officials and unofficial records in this regard, stating that 50 dengue deaths had actually been reported so far, Meerjady Sabrina responded, “We are not rejecting the figures that you have quoted. All these deaths are first considered to be suspected dengue deaths. After that, specific tests are run, the treatment records are scrutinised and the close relatives are questioned to determine the actual cause of death.”The committee doesn’t only determine the causes of death but also recommends measures to avoid future deaths. Among the nine recommendations, special stress has been laid upon following the national guidelines for dengue treatment and on physicians’ training. It has also recommended that the health directorate initiates a 24/7 hotline. Directives have been issued to distribute the death review committee’s recommendations and observations to the various hospitals of the country.* This report appeared in the print edition of Prothom Alo and has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabirlast_img read more

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4 Shootings in Riggs Rd Area

first_imgAn overnight shooting left a young man dead on Sept. 25 in Northeast, D.C. according to the Metropolitan Police Department.Police said the shooting happened early Sunday morning around 2:45 a.m. in the 400 block of Riggs Road, NE. Authorities responded to a call for gunshots in the area of Nicholson Street and Kensington Place. On the way to the scene police said they received another report that said someone had been struck by gunfire.Officials found the victim, Marcellus Thomas in an alleyway behind a Riggs Road residence, according to police reports. He was unconscious and unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot injury. Thomas, 22, died on the scene.A spokesperson from the department told the AFRO Sept.26 that no arrests have been made in this case and investigators are still looking into what may have caused the incident.Later on that evening, a separate shooting took place in the same Northeast neighborhood.Around 7:30 p.m., three people were shot and wounded in the 500 block of Oglethorpe Street, NE, police said. One man and two women were struck by gunshots fired from a vehicle. Police said one of the victims is 93-years-old.All of the victims in the second shooting suffered from non-life threatening injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment.According to police reports, the area has only had one homicide in 2016.last_img read more

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To do so , they looked at data from 21 patients who underwent radiosurgery for 60 sarcomatous intracranial metastases (54 parenchymal and 6 dural-based) were studied. Nine patients had radiosurgery for solitary tumors and 12 for multiple tumors. The primary pathology was metastatic leiomyosarcoma (4 patients), osteosarcoma (3 patients), soft-tissue sarcoma (5 patients), chondrosarcoma (2 patients), alveolar soft part sarcoma (2 patients), and rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, liposarcoma, neurofibrosarcoma, and synovial sarcoma (1 patient each). Twenty patients received multimodality management for their primary tumor, and 1 patient had no evidence of systemic disease. The mean tumor volume was 6.2 cm3 (range, 0.07–40.9 cm3), and a median margin dose of 16 Gy was administered. Three patients had progressive intracranial disease despite fractionated whole-brain radiotherapy before SRS.They found that a local tumor control rate of 88 percent was achieved, including patients receiving boost, up-front, and salvage SRS. New remote brain metastases developed in 7 patients (33 percent). The median survival after diagnosis of intracranial metastasis was 16 months, and the 1-year survival rate was 61 percent.Although the therapy was well-tolerated in the management of patients with sarcomatous intracranial metastases, they found that many patients, including those who also received fractionated whole-brain radiotherapy, developed progressive new brain disease.Reference: Flannery, T; Kano, K; Niranjan, A. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery as a Therapeutic Strategy for Intracranial Sarcomatous Metastases. 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Housing Affordability Up in the Wake of National Homeownership Month

first_img Share June 3, 2015 505 Views Housing Affordability Up in the Wake of National Homeownership Month in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Originationcenter_img Housing Affordability NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index National Homeownership Month 2015-06-03 Seth Welborn Housing affordability is up nationwide due to low interest rates and home prices as National Homeownership Month begins in June, according to a recent release from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).The latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index released in mid-May reports that about two-thirds of new and existing homes sold in the first quarter of 2015 were affordable to families that earned $65,800, which is the U.S. median yearly income, according to NAHB. Meanwhile, the median home price nationwide dropped by $5,000 from the fourth quarter of last year to the first quarter of 2015 (from $215,000 down to $210,000) while interest rates dropped from 4.29 percent down to 4.03 percent during the same time frame.In addition to lower prices and interest rates, low-down payment programs offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can help creditworthy borrowers who cannot afford a large downpayment qualify for a mortgage. These programs offer downpayments as low as 3 percent for eligible first-time homebuyers.”Now is a great time for consumers to buy homes,” said NAHB Chairman Tom Woods, a home builder from Blue Springs, Missouri. “Both first-time and move-up buyers can take advantage of these favorable market conditions and start building their American Dream.”Homeownership carries with it financial benefits, according to the NAHB, since it is often a primary source of net worth and a step toward accumulating long-term personal financial assets. Homeowners can also deduct mortgage interest and property taxes paid from their taxable income, which can result in thousands of dollars in savings, particularly in the first few years of a mortgage when the largest percentage of the monthly mortgage payment is made up of interest.Benefits of homeownership are not just financial, however, according to Woods.“Homeownership builds stronger communities, provides a solid foundation for family and personal achievement and improves the quality of life for millions of people,” Woods saidlast_img read more

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