The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has expressed concern over the detention of a carol-singing group in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna on December 14, 2017. “We have lodged a case against M. George and five others under Sections 153 (B), 295 (A). We have also registered a case under Section 435 in connection with the torching of a vehicle by unidentified people,” head constable of Civil Lines police station Kamlesh said over telephone.According to Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, SFX, Secretary General, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, a group of 30 seminarians and two priests from St. Ephrem’s Theological College in Satna were detained on the night of December 14. This happened when they were conducting a routine Christmas carol singing programme that has been the practice during the Christmas season for the last 30 years in the town.“What is even more shocking is that eight priests who later went to inquire about the detained priests and seminarians were also taken into custody. Shamefully the situation outside the police station was allowed to be so hostile that even those who wanted to approach the detained persons could get no access to them,” he added.The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has expressed its “shock, pain and hurt at the unprovoked violence against Catholic Priests and Seminarians.”The police said that no one had been arrested so far, adding that the accused have not been booked under the anti-conversion law because the probe into the allegations was still on.The incident has created panic among the small Christian community of the district town ahead of the Christmas season.“We appeal to our political leadership at the Centre and in the states to bring back the rule of law and to deal severely with miscreants,” the statement from the CBCI added. The Satna Police late on Thursday evening detained a group of priests and seminarians conducting “routine” carol singing during the Christmas season, alleging a conversion bid.According to the police, they detained some people on the basis of a complaint lodged by 21-year-old Dharmedra Dohar, resident of village Bhumkahar. In his complaint, Mr. Dohar alleged that some people were appealing to him to convert to Christianity.A statement from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) expressed concern over the incident, adding that vehicles of priests were also torched by “goons”.
Around 98.87 lakh tonnes of minerals, worth ₹204.50 crore, were illegally excavated in five districts of Rajasthan between 2011-12 and 2016-17. The mining had not only violated the rules and regulations but also flouted the Supreme Court’s direction to stop the degradation of environment in the Aravalli hills.In its report on the economic sector for the financial year ended March 31, 2017, tabled in the Assembly on Tuesday, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had pulled up the State government for the illegal mining, while pointing out that the Mines Department could recover only ₹25.57 crore against the total recoverable amount of ₹204.50 crore.There were inadequacies in preventive measures as well as in the follow-up of the illegal cases detected, while the delay in issuing notices for recovery of penal amount removed the scope for deterrence, said the CAG. Besides, the policy measures framed in 2011 for curbing illegal mining were not implemented.Serious violations“We noticed serious violations of the Supreme Court’s orders, as mining leases falling in the Aravalli mountain range were granted, renewed and extended. Besides, the Ministry of Environment and Forest also granted environment clearance for mining lease despite the area falling in Aravalli hills,” it said.The districts where illegal mining took place during five years were Alwar, Jaipur, Sikar, Rajsamand and Udaipur. The CAG said that though nine mining engineers’ offices in these districts had registered 4,072 cases of illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals, they could make a negligible recovery.
Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23. The South Korean smartphone maker has already confirmed that Note 8 is going to be a big handset. Not only have that, a Samsung executive hinted at the coming of Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. The Note 7 successor has become the talk of the town, and rumours already reveal a lot about the device. Now a new render coming from Forbes reveals that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is going to be one massive smartphone.Note 8 is said to come in an enlarged size. Much bigger than that of the Galaxy S8 and also S8 Plus. The new render which Forbes has managed from Ghostek shows the phone from al, angles. The leaked renders reveal that the upcoming Note 8 is going to be the first premium dual rear camera found on any Samsung phone till date. To recall, this year’s flagship phones – Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus also comes with single camera setup.The render further hints that the Note 8 will see biggest changes as compared to its predecessor and also flagship phones. Earlier rumours confirmed the Galaxy S8 like display for the Note 8 as well. The new render also confirms the same yet again. The phone is expected to sport a 6.3-inch Infinity Display. This hints at a bigger display than the S8 series of phones. To recall, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 comes with 5.8-inch display, while the S8 Plus features a 6.2-inch display.Photo Credit: ForbesThe newly leaked render further reveals that the upcoming Note 8 may see a move in the positioning of the USB Type-C charging port. Further, it also shows that the fingerprint sensor placement will also be changed a bit. The fingerprint sensor is going to sit at the back side of the handset. Note 8 is further said to retain the headphone jack and will come with very minimal bezels. That’s about the new leak.advertisementIn another report, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities reveals that Note 8’s cameras will support 3x optical zoom feature.As per the launch details, Samsung a few weeks ago announced that the Note 8 will be launching on August 23. Ahead of the official launch, the device is already up for pre-registration in Australia. This is tipped by a popular tipster – Ronald Quandt. Now that it is confirmed that the Note 8 will be coming on August 23, chances are that Samsung may bring the device to India sometime around the first week of September. The calculation is based on the strategy that Samsung has been following normally.Here’s the form to pre-register for the Samsung Galaxy #Note8 in Australia: https://t.co/R3Lrt18EJg https://t.co/qIvmFIgY6s- Roland Quandt (@rquandt) July 28, 2017The South Korean smartphone maker usually brings a new device to India after around 10 days from the official launch. The same happened with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and the company is expected to follow the same strategy with the upcoming Note 8 as well.While on the other hand, last week, a Samsung’s top-notch executive shared the release plans for Galaxy Note 8. He probably mentions that Note 8 release will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will commence in early September, Samsung is said to release the Note 8 in select markets like — US, South Korea, and the UK. While in the second phase which is to start in October, Samsung is said to release the smartphone in other markets. This probably means that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer may bring the Galaxy Note 8 to India sometime around the month of October. However, the South Korean phone maker has not confirmed that officially yet.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to come with 3x zoom dual cameras, says Analyst
zoom The US shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched the world’s first container ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) at its shipyard in San Diego on April 18.In a nighttime ceremony attended by around 3,400 shipyard workers and guests, the 3,100 TEU Isla Bella, built for the US transport and logistics company TOTE Inc., officially took to water at the San Diego Bay, accompanied by a fireworks display.The ship’s sponsor, Sophie Sacco—wife of Michael Sacco, president of the Seafarers International Union of North America, christened the ship with a traditional champagne bottle break over the ship’s hull.Part of a two-ship contract signed in 2012 with TOTE, the 764-foot long Marlin-class container ship is the largest dry cargo ship of any kind in the world powered by LNG.The Isla Bella is also equipped with a ballast water treatment system, making it the greenest ship of its size, according to NASSCO.The Jones Act-qualified Isla Bella will operate between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.Yesterday’s ceremony also marked NASSCO’s 100th ship launch.If you missed yesterday’s launch ceremony, you can watch it here:
zoom Georgia and Virginia port authorities have received an approval from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to start discussions on their East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement.GPA and VPA will now begin discussing ways the two ports can share information in certain operational areas to position themselves as the US East Coast’s leading gateways for containerized cargo.A joint application to proceed with development of the East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement was filed by the ports on February 24, setting into motion a 45-day review period, including a 12-day public comment period, by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).The approved agreement encourages the exchange of information and best practices in five areas of operational and supply chain efficiencies, safety, communications and customer service.The agreement does not cover discussions regarding purchase or lease prices for containers or chassis, and prohibits the ports from entering into agreements on rates, charges, terms or conditions on containers or chassis without filing an agreement with the FMC. Additionally, joint discussions that lead to an agreement under the Shipping Act must be filed with the FMC.“Our industry is changing rapidly and as a result increased collaboration between ports is necessary to provide the service excellence our customers expect and deserve,” Griff Lynch, GPA’s executive director, said.“We are making significant investments at our respective ports to handle the larger vessels and cargo volumes coming to the East Coast. Now we will begin discussing about how to best leverage these assets, collectively and position Georgia and Virginia as the East Coast’s primary cargo gateways,” John Reinhart, VPA CEO and Executive Director, said.
MONTREAL – Jeremy Fontana was always getting questions from guests about the stars in the night sky above his outdoor retreat in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.So he decided to find a way that would help star struck visitors understand the mysteries of the heavens above.“If you could look at the real sky and, at the same time know what you were looking at, it would be perfect,” Fontana said in an interview from the Au Diable Vert resort in Glen Sutton, Que.So about two years ago, Fontana connected with Andrew Fazekas, a science writer and educator to create ObservEtoiles, an outdoor planetarium that uses augmented reality.“It’s never been done before,” Fontana said. “It’s totally pioneering.”Visitors sit in an open-air Roman-style amphitheatre with 180 heated seats built into the side of a mountain at an altitude of 365 metres.The 90-minute show currently held weekly on Saturdays begins with a virtual trip through the solar system followed by a detailed tour of the actual night sky.Using a special headset, they look up and view illustrated images of stars and constellations which overlap the actual night-time sky.“As you turn your head around, the constellations appear and disappear, but they’re superimposed over the real stars,” Fontana said. “That’s really the essence of the augmented reality, you’ve got both things happening at the same time.”As an astronomer provides a laser-guided tour, the Greek and Roman mythology upon which the constellations are patterned are also explained.Fazekas developed the show’s concept and content and also brought National Geographic on board as partner.The entrepreneurs hope to expand the concept elsewhere.“I’m bringing in the educational and science aspect (and) National Geographic is bringing in their networking muscle and their worldwide branding,” he said.“To be outdoors under a truly dark sky filled with countless numbers of stars is a really humbling experience and then to have this technology really unlock some of the mysteries of the night sky … it’s unlike anything that’s out there.”The experience is additionally enhanced because the southern-facing location was only recently designated a “Dark Sky Preserve” by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. It’s only the second such preserve in Quebec after Mont-Megantic, home to an observatory.“It allows you to see a lot more stars than you would in light-polluted areas,” Fazekas said.Cloudy skies won’t stop the night sky show, which starts as soon as it gets dark.As a science communicator, Fazekas said he really wants to excite young people — “the next generation of astronomers, astronauts, mathematicians and engineers.”—On the web: www.observetoiles.com
Five stories in the news for Thursday, May 2———KENNEY, TRUDEAU TO MEET FACE-TO-FACEJason Kenney will meet face-to-face today with the political foe he attacked relentlessly in his successful bid to become Alberta’s premier: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The two are to meet this afternoon in the Prime Minister’s Office, just hours after Kenney is to testify before a Senate committee studying the government’s bill to re-write the rules for environmental assessments of energy projects. Kenney, a former federal Conservative cabinet minister, calls the bill the “No Pipelines Act” and wants it scrapped.———B.C. CHALLENGES ALBERTA LAW IN COURTBritish Columbia’s premier fought battles over the Trans Mountain pipeline on two fronts Wednesday, going to court against Alberta’s premier, who wants the line expanded, while urging Ottawa to start shipping more gasoline through the pipe that’s already there. John Horgan, speaking to reporters in Victoria, announced his government has filed court documents challenging the legality of an Alberta law that gives that province the power to squeeze B.C. over oil and gas shipments. The law was proclaimed a day earlier by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on his first day in office.———PERMAFROST MELTING FASTER THAN THOUGHT: STUDYPermafrost in some areas of the Canadian Arctic is melting so fast that it’s gulping up the equipment left there to study it. Biologist Merritt Turetsky of the University of Guelph says she’s lost dozens of field sites because the frozen ground melted too quickly for her to rescue the cameras and thermometers she left behind. In a newly published paper, she warns that rapid melt could dramatically increase the amount of greenhouse gases released from ancient plants and animals frozen within the tundra. Scientists previously thought permafrost was warming up slowly and gradually.———RESEARCHER OFFERS THEORY ON TRUDEAU’S ‘BAD’ FRENCHQuebec’s media elites are unfairly criticizing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s spoken French because they see him as an outsider pretending to be a real Quebecois, an American academic argues in new research. Journalists will forgive Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s mangled pronunciations or former NDP leader Thomas Mulcair’s use of Anglicisms but Trudeau is held to an unrealistic standard, according to Prof. Yulia Bosworth of Binghamton University in New York. Her article, “The ‘Bad’ French of Justin Trudeau: When Language, Ideology, and Politics Collide,” was published in the most recent issue of the American Review of Canadian Studies.———ANDREESCU RESUMES ON-COURT ACTIVITYCanadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu, who has rocketed up the WTA Tour rankings after a breakout start to the season, has resumed on-court activity after a five-week break to rest a shoulder injury. Coach Sylvain Bruneau said Andreescu hit balls this week for the first time since she was forced to retire from her fourth-round match at the Miami Open on March 25. They plan to travel to Mallorca, Spain over the coming days to begin training at the Rafa Nadal Academy in preparation for the French Open. He says it’s been a long break so they need to go slowly and surely and smartly about it.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan attends a stone-breaking ceremony to mark rehabilitation work at the North Park Armoury in Halifax.— Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources about Bill C-69.— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers remarks at the Canadian National Prayer Breakfast.— Abdulahai Hasan Sharif has his last chance to return to court with a new lawyer on five charges of attempted murder. An Edmonton police officer was stabbed outside a football game and four pedestrians were hit by a man driving a U-Haul truck in October 2017. The Crown will apply for one to be appointed if he doesn’t have one.———The Canadian Press
Officials of the National Mining Association (NMA), the US National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the U.S Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), gathered on November 6 to honour top safety, environmental and technology leaders in the mining industry.NMA’s Sentinels of Safety Award recognises coal and mineral mining operations in 20 categories for recording the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time injury. A minimum of 4,000 hours is required for award consideration. The award categories reflect the safety accomplishments of both small and large mines.Twenty American mining operations – six coal mines and 14 mineral/metal mines – were honoured with the award recognising performance in 2016. “2016 was the safest year in mining’s history,” said Hal Quinn, NMA President and CEO. “These awards are an important reminder that modern mining has made great strides to ensure the safety of all of our miners and, to continue this progress, our vigilance is required through each and every shift.”Initiated in 1925 by then Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover, a former mining engineer, the Sentinels of Safety Award program remains the nation’s most prestigious recognition of mine safety and has helped foster a strong safety commitment on the part of US mines.Recipients include:Large GroupCoal Processing Facility: Ceredo Dock – Kanawha River Terminals, LLCDredge: Briggs Plant – Fordyce Holdings, Inc.Metal Nonmetal Mill: Barrick Cortez – Barrick Gold CorporationOpen Pit: South Arturo Mine – Barrick Gold CorporationSurface Coal: Freedom Mine – North American Coal CorporationUnderground Coal: Bull Mountains Mine No. 1 – Signal Peak Energy, LLCUnderground Metal: Barrick Cortez Underground – Barrick Gold CorporationUnderground Nonmetal: Cargill Salt Group, Cleveland – Cargill, Inc.Bank or Pit: Murphy Plant – Fordyce Holdings, Inc.Quarry: St. Genevieve Facility – Tower Rock Stone Co.Small Group Bank or Pit: Loveland Ready-Mix Concrete – Loveland Ready-Mix ConcreteCoal Processing Facility: Midway Coal Handling Facility – Armstrong Coal Co, Inc.Dredge: Portage Aggregate & Supply LLCMetal Nonmetal Mill: Curtin Gap Quarry – Hanson Aggregates Pennsylvania LLCOpen Pit: Siderite Mine – Sidco Minerals Inc.Quarry: Walker Stone – Walker StoneSurface Coal: Three Mile Mine #1 – CAM Mining LLCUnderground Coal: Coon Cedar Grove Mine – Marfork Coal Co., LLCUnderground Metal: Buick Mine/Mill – The Doe Run Co.Underground Nonmetal: Decker’s Creek Limestone Co – Decker’s Creek Limestone Co.Five US coal and hardrock mining companies won awards from the US Department of the Interior for their outstanding environmental performance, mine reclamation accomplishments and community outreach programs. “NMA is grateful to the Department of the Interior for showcasing how modern mining practices are protecting the environment while producing the minerals and energy Americans need,” said NMA’s Quinn. “We are especially proud of the five NMA members recognised for their exceptional environmental performance and commitment to the communities in which they work.”OSMRE 2017 winners include:National Award: Coal Mac, LLC (Arch Coal) Pine Creek 2 Surface Mine, Omar, West VirginiaNational Award: Cloud Peak Energy Spring Creek Mine, Decker, MontanaGood Neighbour Award: Thunder Basin Grasslands Prairie Ecosystem Association (the award lists five current or former association members: Arch Coal, Cloud Peak Energy, Contura Energy, Kiewit Mining Group and Peabody)BLM 2017 winners include:Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award: Teck American Incorporated“Fix a Shaft Today”: Havasu 4 WheelersHardrock Mineral Small Operator Award: Tertiary Minerals, US Inc.Hardrock Mineral Small Operator Award: XII Caesars Gold LLCIn addition, NIOSH awarded Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Awards, which recognise the significant advancements in mining technology by the mining industry that have made mining both safer and more productive. “This year’s NIOSH awardees – all of whom are NMA members – are prime examples of modern mining’s highly innovative culture that constantly applies technological advancements to achieve production, safety and environmental objectives,” said NMA’s Quinn. “We applaud their efforts and leadership in this important area.”The following companies were recognised for 2017:Freeport-McMoRanKinross GoldPeabody
On Day 19…IT WAS EUROPE versus Africa on the third day of second round action with France taking on Nigeria and Germany tackling Algeria. Nigeria’s goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama makes the mistake that leads to France’s first goal. Source: Hassan Ammar/AP/Press Association ImagesIn the day’s first game, Nigeria gave France some real scares – especially in the first half – when Emmanuel Emenike’s goal was ruled out for offside.After that though, the French pressed forward, helped when Nigeria suffered a blow early in the second period as Ogenyi Onazi had to be stretchered off after an ugly, ankle-high challenge by Blaise Matuidi, who escaped with only a caution.Faced with growing Nigeria confidence, Didier Deschamps introduced Antoine Griezmann, a move which changed the game. On 79 minutes, seconds after making a brilliant stop, Vincent Enyeama fluffed his lines in the Nigerian goal and allowed Paul Pogba to head home.France made it 2-0 at the death when Yobo, under pressure from Griezmann, inadvertently steered Mathieu Valbuena’s drilled cross into his own net. André Schürrle introduction was key to Germany’s victory. Source: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/Press Association ImagesIn the late kick off, Germany failed to break down a stubborn Algerian side in normal time but made amends just seconds into extra-time when substitute André Schürrle found the net with the most delicate of flicks.It was tough on Algeria who put the Germans under pressure for vast swathes of the game; Joachim Löw’s men needing goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to bail them out in his quasi-sweeper role on half-a-dozen occasions.The introduction of Schürrle in the second half did seem to give the Germans more impetus but the Chelsea man wouldn’t prove his worth until the opening minute of extra-time when his neat touch finally saw Raïs M’Bohli beaten in the Algeria goal.As the Algerians sought an equaliser, Mesut Özil made it 2-0 late on before Abdelmoumene Djabou grabbed grabbed a consolation with virtually the last kick of the game.WinnerAfter impressing in their first two games, France find themselves in the quarter-finals of the World Cup despite delivering underwhelming performances in their last two.However, winning while playing badly is much better than playing well and booking your tickets home, just ask Nigeria and Algeria.That said, France will need to significantly improve if they’re to get past Germany in the next round and reach the semi-finals.LoserNigeria and Algeria gave such a good account of themselves it would be unfair to label either as losers despite being, technically, correct.Instead, we’ll settle for the Germany coach or player who came up with this awful free kick routine.Just brutal.http://vine.co/v/MFUIWQKVPDEJoga BonitoI’m as shocked as you are that John Obi Mikel would ever grace the Joga Bonito section of Breakfast… but this back heel nutmeg was incredibly cheeky.The look on Pogba’s face says it all.http://vine.co/v/MFtwe1aThd7What we’ve got to look forward to todayThe Alpine Messi meets the original one as Argentina take on Switzerland in the early kick-off. The 9pm game – and final second round fixture – sees Belgium and USA go head-to-head for hipster hearts.We’ll Leave It There So: Suarez says sorry, Ulster coach leaves and all today’s sportLuis Suarez admits bite and apologises to Giorgio Chiellini
Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Earlier today, it was reported that Becky Lynch was pulled from Survivor Series after she was busted open on RAW and feared to have suffered a broken nose/concussion.At the beginning of Smackdown Live a few minutes ago, WWE confirmed Lynch will not be competing against RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey this Sunday.Tom Phillips, at commentary, stated Lynch suffered a “broken face and severe concussion.” They did in fact show how the injury happened, showing Nia Jax striking Becky Lynch in the face during last night’s brawl in the main event of RAW.A replacement for Becky Lynch should be named tonight.Due to a broken face, #SDLive #WomensChampion @BeckyLynchWWE will be unable to compete this Sunday at #SurvivorSeries. pic.twitter.com/47Gwh2Xava— WWE (@WWE) November 14, 2018 Pinterest Ric Flair threatens WWE with legal action over Becky Lynch’s “The Man” gimmick
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast.Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat, Georgia’s governor joined his counterparts in Virginia and North and South Carolina in declaring a state of emergency, and some residents who had thought they were safely out of range boarded up their homes.The National Hurricane Center’s best guess was that Florence would blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon around the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then push its rainy way westward with a potential for catastrophic inland flooding.Florence’s winds in the afternoon were down to 120 mph (195 kph) from a high of 140 mph (225 kph), and the Category 4 storm fell to a Category 3, with a further slow weakening expected as the storm nears the coast. But authorities warned it will still be an extremely dangerous hurricane.“Do you want to get hit with a train or do you want to get hit with a cement truck?” said Jeff Byard, an administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
SEATTLE — A move to initiate state regulation of salmon-killing hot water in the Columbia and Snake rivers has been iced by the Trump administration — for now.The state Department of Ecology has initiated a public comment process on draft permits that would enable it to enforce state water-quality standards at federal dams, including temperature.But on the night of Feb. 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wrote to the department to announce it is yanking the draft permits that were under review. That has the effect of stopping, at least for now, Ecology’s effort to enforce its water-quality standards at federal dams for the first time.Ecology was surprised by the move and is seeking more information — and not backing down.“I’m surprised at EPA’s unusual request,” said Maia Bellon, director of Ecology, in an email to the Seattle Times. “We’ve asked EPA to explain their motives, but I am concerned that this may signal the federal government backing away from a commitment to protect the water quality of the Columbia and Snake rivers. Washington state has no intention of abandoning our rivers and our salmon. We have no plans to halt our current public comment period.”A spokesman for EPA declined to comment.Gov. Jay Inslee wants Ecology to stand firm. “The governor is fully committed to partnering with Ecology to ensure both federal and state clean water standards are upheld and enforced,” Tara Lee, spokeswoman for the governor, wrote in an email. “The Trump administration must do its part to protect our state’s salmon and waters.”
Justin Kluivert is confident that he will be a success at AS Roma, despite all his outings to date having come from off the benchThe 19-year-old winger, son of Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert, caught the attention of Europe’s top clubs following his exploits with Ajax in the Eredivisie.Kluivert then made the surprise decision to move to Roma in June for a €17.25m transfer fee on a five-year deal.But things have not gone to plan at the Emerald City so far with Kluivert having only seen 65 minutes of Serie A football.However, the Netherlands international is not too worried right now and instead intends to focus on adapting to the playing style that coach Eusebio Di Francesco employs.“I don’t feel like a second choice, nor a first choice. I’m kind of in the middle ground, but I’ve already noticed that I’m becoming more complete as a player,” Kluivert explained to AD, via Calcio Mercato.“I’m working hard and I think I’m getting better. I’m sure I’ll be successful.Karsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“I want to be an important player this season. I didn’t expect to be a regular starter at this point, I just want to improve and I’m learning a lot.“I’m trying to get used to playing a different style of football as soon as possible.”Kluivert also discussed his new role at Roma compared to what he was used to at Ajax.“There was a lot of talent at Ajax, but there are a lot of experienced players at Roma and on the pitch we are asked to do things that are different to what I was used to,” he said.“The Coach [Eusbebio Di Francesco] likes me to play a little more inside, closer to the striker.“When you don’t have the ball you need to stay compact with the rest of the team, then you spread out as soon as you have the ball.”While he hasn’t had much action, Kluivert has registered an assist in the Serie A.
Mallika Dua, Sona MohapatraInstagramComedian and YouTuber Mallika Dua recently called out singer Sona Mohapatra reminding her about a 48-year-old documentary filmmaker from Kolkata named Arghya Basu who had committed suicide after he was accused of sexual harassment by the singer’s friend Nishtha Jain, a filmmaker, producer, FTII graduate and former faculty member, who directed the National Award-winning documentary Gulabi Gang. Before committing suicide, Basu had denied the allegations in the MeToo movement wave in October last year.”Hey @sonamohapatra, missing your toxic activism regarding the suicide of Arghya Basu. Accused of harassment by your bff Nishtha Jain last year. Your two bits are conveniently missing. Please oblige in your characteristic uncouth style,” Mallika Dua tweeted.In another tweet, Mallika further wrote, “She calls herself a feminist and refers to me as my dads daughter and starts whining when I call her her husband’s wife. Boo hoo little bully, life ain’t fair. Or in this case it is.” Mallika DuaTwitterMallika’s tweet calling out Sona questioning about feminism came soon after the singer referred to the comedian as her dad’s daughter rather than calling her by her name.In response to Mallika’s tweets, Sona has now shot back at her real hard in a long Facebook post telling the comedian that ‘Your feminism of convenience isn’t fooling anyone.’For the uninitiated, Mallika’s father and veteran journalist Vinod Dua has also been accused of sexual harassment by the same woman Nishtha Jain. Post the allegations against Vinod Dua, Mallika, who has been a firm supporter of the MeToo movement and the survivors, had said that she “stands by” her father in the battle.Lambasting Mallika for her unwelcoming statements, Sona tried to expose the comedian’s double standards in her Facebook post. Read her full post here.”So Ms Dua, internet comedienne & daughter of Vinod Dua, journalist, powerful media person & power broker finally unblocked me on twitter to say this. (Screenshots)I don’t know the said person who took his life personally but know many people who know that he had been battling alcoholism & loss of work & many projects therefore & for many many years, apart from a disturbed personal life.That he took his life is nothing to do with MeToo & if at all, only indication of his own guilt? So who is supposed to feel guilty? The victims? Me ? The movement? Why ?I have only this to say to this spoilt entitled privileged brat of a daddy’s lil Mallika girl..’You called out, abused & spewed angry rants about several men accused who are also somebody else’s daddy, all until your daddy was also called out in IndiaMeToo by a much feted filmmaker & acclaimed professional, Nishtha Jain & then subsequently even other women, all of whom had nothing to gain. None of us have gained anything, if anything we’ve lost work & have been punished for standing up while most of the accused have been rehabilitated & even feted.Your values & belief systems need a check Ms Dua. Your feminism of convenience isn’t fooling anyone.’Also, regarding your second tweet I have this to say,-I am not bringing up your Mom or Sister or Chacha in this conversation. Dad only because u choose to defend his perverted past & write in to me. So saying Ram Sampath, low brow.- Your 40 pages (Please share with public cus nobody has seen this) counts for zilch. Even Alok Nath has legally strong-armed the case of Vinta Nanda. Doesn’t make him right.” Sona MohapatraFacebook
A still image taken from video circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, shows him entering a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15 March 2019. Photo: ReutersAt least two Bangladeshis among 40 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch on Friday, said Bangladesh high commission in Australia and New Zealand prime minister in separate statements.Bangladesh high commissioner to Australia M Sufiur Rahman confirmed death of two Bangladeshis to Prothom Alo after the shootings.“We have so far been informed about the death of two Bangladeshis. Identities of the Bangladeshis could not be identified as yet,” Sufiur Rahman said.Sufiur Rahman also said the casualties were reported after a gunman opened fire on people attending Friday prayer.After the deadly shooting, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern said, “Forty people were killed and 20 more were seriously injured in armed assaults on two Christchurch mosques.””It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,” she said. “From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned,” she was quoted to have said on news agency AFP.”Two explosive devices attached to suspect vehicles have now been found and they have been disarmed,” she added.Read More:*Bangladesh-New Zealand Test cancelled after mosque shooting*Bangladesh cricketers ‘narrowly escape New Zealand mosque shooting’*New Zealand cops detain 4 over mosque shooting*New Zealand enduring one of its darkest days: PM*‘Many dead’ in New Zealand mosque shooting*2 Bangladeshis among 27 killed in New Zealand mosque shooting*‘At least 27 killed’ in New Zealand mosque shootings
Share X Andrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner won’t say when he’ll start laying people off to pay for firefighters’ raises. Turner’s warnings of a fiscal crisis are causing dissension in City Council about how they’re spending money.Tensions came to a head as council debated a pair of contracts, worth a combined $61.6 million, to renovate George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Council members Dwight Boykins, Brenda Stardig, and Michael Kubosh said it looked bad that the city was spending so much – even though the money comes from airline fees, not taxes.“This thing has ballooned up so far. Architects and design firms are just killing us, and we’re talking about laying off city workers,” said Boykins, who pushed unsuccessfully to have one of the measures pulled, in order to have a committee reexamine costs. The council ultimately approved both contracts.Turner shot down the idea – proposed by firefighters’ union president Marty Lancton – that the city can avoid layoffs by negotiating a settlement with firefighters.“I don’t want to have to lay off one single firefighter,” Turner said. “I don’t want to have to lay off one police officer or one person that fills the potholes. So we’re going to do everything that we can to move this city forward. But the reality also is elections have consequences.”Turner quoted the judge who upheld Proposition B earlier this week, saying he has to follow the will of the voters. In his decision, Judge Randy Wilson wrote, “there was testimony…that the Pay-Parity Amendment will cost the City of Houston over $100 million a year which will result in layoffs of police and degradation of city services. However, this fact was made clear during the run-up to the election and Houston voters decided 59/41 to provide pay parity notwithstanding the $100 million pricetag. While this Court is sensitive to the budget difficulties the Pay-Parity Amendment will produce, the Houston voters decided they would rather have pay parity.” To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /00:51
Chances are if you’re a PS3 or Xbox 360 owner you’ve already picked up a copy of GTA V based on just how well the game is selling. And that means you’ve also been using the iFruit phone, the smartphone we first saw as part of a pre-release poster for the game being held by a bikini-wearing young lady.Well, it didn’t take long for someone to come up with the idea of recreating the iFruit phone in real life. And if you own an iPhone 5 or 5S, you can now “upgrade” it to be an iFruit handset.The idea and necessary conversion kit has been produced by UK company Mobile Fun. They have created a vinyl skin that fits over your existing Apple smartphone to give it that authentic GTA V iFruit look. Each skin is cut to sit perfectly over either the iPhone 5 or 5S, and adds no more than 1mm of thickness to the handset. It also forms an extra layer of protection against scuffs and scratches.Converting to an iFruit phone isn’t exactly expensive, either. $12.99 plus shipping will secure you a skin for either smartphone. Combine it with the iFruit iOS app Rockstar released to complement the launch of GTA V, and you’re as close as you are going to get to the in-game iFruit version.I’m guessing there’s going to be quite a healthy market for these skins. Apple has already sold over 9 million new iPhones since the 5S launched last week, and GTA V managed $800 million in sales over its first 3 days. The GTA V-playing consumer who also owns an iPhone 5S must number in the many tens of thousands already.
120 Queensland agents were guests of Visit California last week at exclusive Club California screenings in Brisbane and the Gold Coast of the third instalment in the blockbuster ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise – War For The Planet of The Apes.Set two years after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the latest film opens amid gorilla warfare in the forest of Northern California, where the apes have made a life amid the redwoods.Before the film got underway, VCA Trade Manager Melanie Mayer provided destination training to the agent groups and then awarded some of the agents with prizes for participating in California quizzes and banana-eating competitions.“Visit California values our agent community so much and we love hosting agents at our Club California sessions. They’re a way for us to educate the frontline about California and our training platform California STAR while rewarding agents for all of the work they do to help sell California in this market,” said Mayer. agentsEvent & Famil photosVisit California
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments Share The Arizona Cardinals released quarterback Dennis Dixon from their practice squad, the team announced Monday. The Cardinals signed Dixon, a 2008 fifth-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers, last week. Along with the Steelers, Dixon has played for the Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills.