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December 3, 2019

69 killed in rain-related incidents in UP in four days

first_imgAs many as 69 have died and 86 others injured in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh since Thursday as heavy rains pounded different parts of the state, a senior official said on Sunday.The maximum of 11 deaths were reported from Saharanpur, followed by other places.“69 persons have been killed and 86 injured in the rain-related incidents in the state since Thursday,” Relief Commissioner Sanjay Prasad told PTI here.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed senior officials of all districts to alert people and asked them to undertake extensive tours in the affected areas and identify dilapidated buildings and get them vacated, a government spokesperson said here.Mr. Adityanath has directed the officials to give financial assistance to those who have been severely affected by rains and also medical treatment to the needy.last_img read more

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December 1, 2019

Main accused responsible for tension in Meerut held

first_imgThe main accused for the tension in Meerut on Sunday evening, Badar Ali, was arrested on Thursday from the busy Shopprix Mall of the city.The arrest came a day after new SSP Ajay Sahni took over and announced an award of ₹5,000 for anybody providing information on Ali.The Yuva Sewa Samiti president had given the call for the Sunday congregation at the Faiz-e-Aam College to protest against the lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand. According to locals, around 20,000 people assembled at the college. Violence erupted when they were going back, leading to a lathi charge. The BJP leaders described it as an administrative failure, leading to the transfer of SSP Nitin Tiwari.“Ali is a known troublemaker and has been charged under Sections 147, 148, 149, 353, 187, 188, 332 of the IPC and Section 7 of Criminal Law Amendment Act,” said SP (Rural) Avinash Pandey. “He was also behind the Mawana protest and his role is suspected in the burning of a mosque in Machhra block of Meerut in March this year,” he added.Sheher Qazi Zainus Sajidin Siddiqui, whose role is also being investigated, said Ali’s image in society was of a social worker who stands up for the cause of the community. “He gave the call for a peaceful protest where I was expected to lead the prayer for the departed soul. If we can’t even pray for the dead, we will become dead as a society.”Prof. Siddiqui said as the police had not granted permission for the procession, Ali and he appealed against it. “However, people had to go home and the violence erupted more than 4 km away from the college. Now the police are saying Section 144 was in place and even the assembly was unlawful.”last_img read more

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November 26, 2019

Novak Djokovic’s Mother Explains How Her Son Can Beat Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to Become the GOAT

first_imgThe world is divided when it comes to the debate of the greatest of all time, but Novak Djokovic’s mother Dijana has decoded how his son can beat the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to the crown.Djokovic’s mother feels that the current World No.1 has time on his side and that is one thing that can help the tennis ace become the ‘GOAT’. She said Djokovic needs to win more Grand Slam titles and if he stays fit, he will surely do it.”I think he will. I think it is on his mind. His goal is to be the best in the world. So if he wants that, he must win more Slams,” Dijana Djokovic told GQ.”I just wish he is healthy. If he is healthy I can bet, I am sure, I believe he will do that.”He is working on himself and preparing for every match, especially when playing Nadal or Federer.”Dijana also said that his sn knows the importance of making the most of the crucial moments when he plays the likes of Nadal and Federer.”It’s a special moment to play against them. He told me he knows it’s going to be [difficult].”In the latest meeting between Djokovic and Federer or Nadal, it was the Serbian ho came up trumps in the epic Wimbledon final.”I was in the box. It was very tough, really tough. I don’t think I’ve seen a match like that for years,” Dijana Djokovic said.”It is not the first time everyone is cheering for Federer. He uses the energy of the crowd and thinks they are cheering for Novak.”I said to myself, you did it twice you can do it a third time. In the US Open 2010, and 2011, it was the same.”In the [US Open] semis, Roger Federer had two match points and Novak turned it around. It was very tense, and all the crowd was cheering for Federer.”Maybe 10 years ago, it was as tough against Nadal in the 2012 Australian Open final. But that was physical. This was mental.” goatgreatest of all timemotherNovak Djokovic First Published: October 18, 2019, 9:04 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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November 25, 2019

Amirs doesnt deserve a second chance: Pietersen, Swann

first_imgLondon, July 12 (PTI) Former England internationals Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann feel Pakistan pacer should not have been given a second chance after being found guilty of spot-fixing during the Pakistan tour of England in 2010. Amir will return to Lords after serving a five-year ban from cricket. “People always deserve a second chance in life but sport is different. We are paid to play a sport we love and are damn lucky to lead the life of a professional cricketer,” Pietersen wrote in his column for The Telegraph. “To try and gain an advantage by taking drugs or devaluing your sport by being bribed is breaking the 11th and 12th commandments. There can be no way back. “I understand that in the sub-continent cricketers come from villages where there is poverty and deprivation. The chance to escape the village and give their family a better life is something they will do anything for. They get the chance to play international cricket and earn massive sums of money and are exposed to temptation. But to bowl a no ball for 50,000 to earn more money is just greed,” said Pietersen. Pietersen was part of the Lords Test where the spot-fixing scandal surfaced. “The story broke on the Saturday night (day four) and we all felt sick on the final day of the game. The guys did not shake hands at the end of the Test. We felt empty when we took the wickets to win the match and did not celebrate?It was just an awful morning,” he recalled. Former England spinner Swann, who was also part of the infamous game, said Amirs return to international cricket will make him feel sick. “Mohammad Amir will walk out on the green and glorious turf at Lord?s on Thursday – and it will make me feel sick,” Swann wrote in his column for The Sun. “This is a man who crushed the morality of the game. And yet he is being allowed back to play at the Home of Cricket. Amir should have been banned for life for his part in the corruption scandal of 2010. “No matter how good you are, if you sell your soul for 30 pieces of silver, you have to pay the consequences,” said Swann. PTI BS BSadvertisementlast_img read more

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November 22, 2019

The Election Commission Conducts Worlds

first_img(Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same). The Election Commission Conducts Worlds First School Elections in IndiaKOTTAYAM, India, August 23, 2016/PRNewswire/ — As the worlds largest democracy celebrates its 70th year of Independence, the students of Labour India Public School, Kottayam marched to the polling booth. It was first time ever in Indian history that the State Election Commission conducted the School Parliament elections directly – an unprecedented event in any of the democratic countries across the world. Students from Nursery to Senior School rehearsed their future democratic right through this pioneering attempt. The indelible ink of democracy is on their left index finger as on the 23rd of August, 2016. (Photo: (Logo: Each election is a festive celebration of democracy. The freedom earned by the sacrifices of the previous generations will be sufficiently valued only when the present generation imbibes the true spirit of the democracy. This realisation has led the Election Commission to take the lead in familiarising electoral process amongst the student community and Labour India Public School, Kottayam is honoured to be hosting this path-breaking endeavour. Returning officer, presiding officers and polling officers were selected from the faculty and the election was held for the posts of School President, Head Boy, Head Girl and Sports Captain. There were over 20 contestants competing for these positions. The school ID cards replaced the electoral voter ID cards.advertisementA mock poll was held prior to the real voting which commenced at 9.00 AM and the results were announced by the State Election Commission officials. The office of the State Election Commission headed by Justice Bhaskaran has issued the orders to this effect (No.3626/B/2016) to the District Collector of Kottayam and to the Election Officials of the district. Accordingly, the trainers including the Deputy Collector were assigned to the school by order (No. L:3-7949/16).Three booths were set up in the school, each booth had 4 Electronic Voting Machines and the voters had to cast their franchise by pressing the button against their respective candidates. The symbols of candidates were approved by the Election Commission; these symbols were the official election symbols approved by Election Commission itself.About Labour India Public SchoolLabour India Public School was founded in 1993 as a residential CBSE affiliated co-educational school based at Marangattupilly near Kottayam, Kerala. The school was in news for many of its pioneering educational initiatives like the first National Plastic Awareness campaigns, National Green India-Clean India Drive from Kanyakumari to Kashmir in 2010, participation in Republic Day parade by its NCC cadets and Consecutive National Championships at CBSE athletics. For more details, visit their website: Media Contact: Rajesh George +91-9288080808 Director Labour India Public School Photo: Source: Labour India Public School (PRNewswire) KSClast_img read more

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October 22, 2019

Northern Region Preliminary Assessment Notices Sent

first_imgMore than 300,000 Nova Scotia property owners will have a chance to review their proposed 2007 assessments, now that notices are in the mail. The proposed notices were sent to owners of properties whose assessments are expected to increase by more than three per cent in 2007, and are based on Jan. 1, 2005 market value. Proposed notices allow property owners to make inquiries about their proposed assessment before the formal assessment notice is sent in January. In the northern region, which includes Hants East, Cumberland, Colchester and Pictou counties, the total proposed combined value of 2007 commercial and residential property assessments is about $8.2 billion, up almost 6.4 per cent from 2006. Residential proposed assessments in the north are showing a total increase of 8.3 per cent, while commercial proposed assessments are up 1.2 per cent. The most common reason for an increase in a residential assessment is that the value of a property increased as a result of a strong real estate market. Assessments also change when renovations or additions are done to a property. All properties in Nova Scotia are assessed at market value. Nova Scotia property owners can check their 2007 proposed assessments online by going to and clicking on online property assessment information. “Sending Nova Scotia property owners their proposed assessment in June, means that they can talk to us and get information about their property assessment before the formal assessment notice is sent in January,” said Terry Hartling, regional director for the northern regional assessment office. “This year, the information will also help property owners decide if they will apply for the 2007 CAP Assessment Program.” The CAP Assessment Program is designed to help protect property owners from sudden and dramatic increases in market value by placing a limit, or cap, on the amount of taxable assessment increase on eligible properties. Property owners who qualified for the program in the past need not reapply. Applications are available online at , by calling 1-800-667-5727, or at any assessment office, municipal tax office, Access Nova Scotia Centre or registry of deeds. “We encourage property owners to call us or visit our website if they have any questions about their preliminary assessment or need further information about the CAP Program,” he added.last_img read more

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October 12, 2019

UN expert urges Serbia to do more to support protect human rights

25 September 2007Alarmed at the stigmatization and hostility faced by those working to advance human rights in Serbia, an independent United Nations expert has called on that country’s authorities to give political recognition and legitimacy to human rights defenders and their work. “This stigmatization of defenders, which portrays them as ‘enemies’ of the country, is not countered by supportive statements of State authorities that would give them legitimacy,” Hina Jilani, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on the situation of human rights defenders, said in a statement released in Belgrade, following a visit to the country. She urged State authorities to firmly condemn attacks and campaigns against the “vibrant and active” human rights community in Serbia and acknowledge the importance of their work. The Special Representative said a major concern was the hostile attitude against human rights workers, who are constantly under attack, mainly in the media. This animosity appears to be linked to their work on transitional justice and minority rights – issues that she said “some sectors of the political establishment are not willing to address.”She noted that Serbia is a country in transition, confronted with the challenges coming from its recent past, as well as those linked to the future, including uncertainties regarding the status of Kosovo. “This environment slows down the advancement of the country on many fronts, including and in particular on human rights.” Ms. Jilani made a similar appeal to the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in a statement released in Skopje following her visit to the country. While several new laws pertaining to the work of human rights defenders had been adopted since her last visit to the country in 2003, she was not satisfied with their implementation, noting that mechanisms that defenders can use to report cases of non-compliance and protect victims “are still lacking, are insufficient or do not function properly.”“This has created an environment in which Government responsiveness is limited or absent,” she stated. Another concern is that human rights defenders do not have access to detention centres and police stations, which seriously impedes their monitoring and protection role. The reports of Ms. Jilani’s visits will be presented and discussed at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next March. read more

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Sudan Ban Kimoon concerned at SPLM suspension of participation in Government

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern about the decision by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement to suspend its participation in the Government of National Unity.In a statement released by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban also called on both parties to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) to “resolve the situation in a manner that preserves the integrity of the Agreement.”He urged the parties, particularly the National Congress Party, “to urgently take the necessary steps to address the outstanding issues related to the implementation of the CPA,” the spokesperson said, pledging the UN’s readiness to help accelerate progress, restore the necessary trust between them and keep the CPA on track. Struck on 9 January 2005, the CPA ended a 21-year civil war between North and South Sudan. The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) is now deployed to monitor compliance with the accord. 12 October 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern about the decision by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement to suspend its participation in the Government of National Unity. read more

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Ban urges restraint as postelectoral violence breaks out in Mongolian capital

2 July 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the deadly violence that has erupted in Mongolia following last weekend’s parliamentary elections, calling on all parties to engage in dialogue to resolve the current crisis. Five people have reportedly been killed and over 300 injured as thousands of protesters took to the streets yesterday in Ulan Bator, the country’s capital and largest city, after it was announced that the ruling party won Sunday’s polls. President Nambar Enkhbayar has declared a state of emergency in the wake of the unrest. “The Secretary-General deplores the resort to violence to protest the conduct of the parliamentary elections,” his spokesperson said in a statement issued today. Mr. Ban urged all parties to exercise restraint and engage in dialogue, and appealed to all demonstrators to refrain from any further violence. “Mongolia has made a peaceful transition to democracy, and the Secretary-General encourages all parties to respect this achievement and find ways to settle the current crisis, fully respecting the rule of law,” the statement added. read more

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September 21, 2019

FG TD feels vindicated after ruling says he didnt defame Sinn Féin

first_img 9,392 Views Short URL By Sean Murray FG TD feels ‘vindicated’ after ruling says he didn’t defame Sinn Féin TDs in Dáil The Committee on Procedure ruled that Alan Farrell didn’t breach Dáil privilege. Mar 23rd 2017, 12:57 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share37 Tweet Email Source: ‘I was actually in jail’ – Mayhem in Dáil as FG TD links SF deputies to Brian Stack murdercenter_img Image: Laura Hutton/ Sinn Fein’s Kerry TD Martin Ferris, the other man named by Farrell, then stood up to respond:On the record of this house. In 2013 I met with gardaí at their request regarding the death of Brian Stack, I co-operated fully with them and I have nothing to answer for, and it’s a disgrace what you have come in here naming. You should be ashamed of yourself. Image: Laura Hutton/ FINE GAEL TD Alan Farrell has said he feels vindicated after the Committee on Procedures found that he had not broken Dáil privilege when he called on two Sinn Féin TDs to make a statement about the 1983 murder of prison officer Brian Stack.The incident occurred on 7 December, when Farrell called on TDs Dessie Ellis and Martin Ferris to make statements regarding Stack’s murder.Both men refuted that they had anything to do with the affair and accused Farrell of breaching Dáil privilege by naming them.The Dáil Committee on Procedures held a vote yesterday to determine whether Farrell had done exactly that and determined that the Dublin Fingal TD had not broken Dáil privilege or defamed Ellis and Ferris.In a statement this morning, Farrell said: “I am pleased with the decision by the Committee on Procedures which has vindicated my position regarding the comments I made on 7 December in the Dáil chamber.This decision has reaffirmed the fact that the comments I made were in no way defamatory, and did not constitute an abuse of privilege, nor were they contextualised in such a manner. What was saidIn heated scenes in the Dáil following a statement by Gerry Adams TD, Farrell said that he wanted to raise a “point of order”.Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl said that there was to be no “point of order at this stage” but allowed Farrell make a comment “very briefly”.The Fine Gael TD said:I think it appropriate given that Deputy Adams has been afforded the opportunity to explain to the house his involvement and/or his discussions with individuals relating to this case, that the other individuals who are members of this house who he himself has named and which are already in the public domain, that deputies Ellis and Ferris be given an opportunity to address this house.The Ceann Comhairle then cut him off and asked him to resume his seat before Dessie Ellis TD stood up to respond.“I’m not going to have people put my name out there on something that I have nothing to do with,” the Dublin North-West TD said.I refute any allegations. For the information, the man in question claims to be a solicitor, I was actually in jail for the period. In Portlaoise and before that in America so you should check your facts. You’re a disgrace. Thursday 23 Mar 2017, 12:57 PM 27 Comments last_img read more

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Young Greek of the Week

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Name: Nicole Tsotras, 21, 4th year Arts/Law student.Your greatest achievement(s)and how you reached them? Getting into my uni course by learning to juggle all aspects of my life that were vying for my time.Goal(s) for the future? I have a general goal of attaining a good career perhaps in the field of International Relations, and working toward becoming knowledgeable and successful in that area. Best moment of your life? On my recent trip to Europe having my first white Christmas in Paris with good friends. One word that describes you the best: PassionatePerson(s) you most admire and why? My grandparents are incredible inspirations and I have a deep admiration of their untiring work ethic and determination to create new lives for themselves and provide for their families. Most embarrassing moment? Falling up the stairs at my school assembly as I was accepting my prefect badge.If I could say anything to the Greek community… As a history student I believe there is great importance in understanding your past. I would speak to the Greek-Australian youth specifically, about the invaluable knowledge that can be derived from a true understanding of their background and culture. You can only move forward when you understand where you have come from.Favourite place to go or hang out at? The beach.Song that I can’t get out of my head at the moment? ‘In my head’- Jason Derulo.Favourite Greek food? My yiayia’s tiropita.I can’t live without… Music.If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would… Change Australia’s foreign policy to reflect our commitment to international laws, and specifically change our ineffective migration/refugee policy to one which deters the individuals who are at fault instead of trying to deter and punish the innocent victims who have been taken advantage of  in their untiring work ethic and determination to create new lives for themselves and provide for their families.last_img read more

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Father drives car off wharf killing two sons

first_imgA sombre mood has descended over South Australia’s town of Port Lincoln, after a father drove his car off a wharf killing himself and his two young sons.Damien Little was seen driving the family station wagon off the wharf at speeds of up to 80 km/h just after 6am on Monday. It was more than six hours later that police recovered the bodies of the 34-year-old and his sons, four-year-old Koda and nine-month-old Hunter on the Eyre Peninsula, along with a rifle found in the car.According to reports, the incident is being labelled a murder-suicide, Mr Little suspected to have deliberately driven the car off the wharf and into 30-metre-deep water.In an interview with the Adelaide Advertiser, Mr Little’s family revealed that he had been struggling with mental health issues for the past three years.“We had noticed a change,” said Sue, Mr Little’s mother.“We tried to help him, we all did. But you can’t help somebody who can’t help himself.”The local community has rushed to the support of the boys’ mother Melissa Little.“Our hearts go out to Mel. I wouldn’t want anyone to be in the position she’s in at the moment,” Lincoln South Football Club president Brenton Dennis told the ABC. “It’s just numbed the whole community. It’s just tragic and our hearts are with them and they’re in our thoughts and our prayers.”Local Mayor Bruce Green said the incident had resulted in the most challenging day of his working life. “This has taken everyone by surprise. It’s a dreadful thing,” he said.“People are really trying to understand how this tragic event could have occurred.The site of the tragedy was turned into a memorial on Tuesday with people turning out to the wharf to lay flowers and toys in memory of the two boys. “I just ask everyone to give the families all their love and respect and space that they need at this time,” said Mr Dennis.“I also ask everyone that you think about how our lives are at the moment and just put ourselves in their position and let’s all make a promise to never let this happen again.”An inquest will be taking place at a later date.If you, or someone you know, are in need of support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.Source: The Sydney Morning Herald Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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September 20, 2019

Les deux pandas arriveront dimanche au zoo de Beauval

first_imgLes deux pandas arriveront dimanche au zoo de Beauval Le zoo de Beauval s’apprête à accueillir un couple de pandas géants en provenance directe de Chine. Huan Huan et Yuan Zi arriveront dimanche à Roissy après un vol sans escale à bord du “FedEx Panda Express”, un avion à leur effigie. C’est un week-end de festivités que s’apprête à vivre le zoo de Beauval dans le Loir-et-Cher. Dimanche, arriveront en effet deux nouveaux pensionnaires très attendus : Huan Huan et Yuan Zi, le couple de pandas géants empruntés à la Chine dans le cadre d’un programme de protection de l’espèce aujourd’hui menacée. Les deux animaux seront accueillis en grande pompe à Roissy après un vol direct entre l’aéroport de Chengdu en Chine et la France. Ils voyageront à bord du FexEx Panda Express, un Boeing 777F (le plus grand avion cargo au monde) spécialement affrété par la société FedEx et qui sera décoré à leur effigie. “L’arrivée de Huan Huan et Yuan Zi constitue un événement historique pour le ZooParc de Beauval, et témoigne de notre excellente collaboration avec la Chine ainsi que de notre implication de longue date dans la protection des espèces menacées. Nous en rêvions depuis longtemps. Cela fait cinq ans que nous attendions ce moment, depuis le jour où le zoo a décidé de se lancer dans cette grande épopée afin de faire venir les pandas géants en France”, explique Françoise Delord, Fondatrice et Présidente du ZooParc de Beauval. Un enthousiasme dont avait déjà fait preuve Rodolphe Delord, le directeur général du zoo que Maxisciences avait interrogé en décembre dernier.  Une fois que les pandas auront atterri, ils seront notamment accueillis par l’ambassadeur de Chine en France qui leur souhaitera la bienvenue. Le couple sera ensuite amené au zoo de Beauval à l’aide d’un convoi exceptionnel de camions escorté par la gendarmerie. Les animaux considérés comme des “trésors nationaux” en Chine découvriront alors les espaces que le personnel du zoo leur a concoctés au sein de la nouvelle partie consacrée à l’Empire du milieu.Les pandas visibles dès le 11 février À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vous”Notre équipe dévouée a travaillé sans relâche à l’aménagement d’un enclos de première classe pour accueillir les nouveaux arrivants. Les visiteurs du zoo auront ainsi l’occasion unique d’admirer ces animaux extraordinaires”, ajoute Françoise Delord dans un communiqué. Toutefois, le public devra attendre avant d’admirer les pandas chinois. L’équipe du zoo tient en effet à ce que le mâle et la femelle âgés de 3 ans s’acclimatent tranquillement à leur nouvel environnement avant d’être officiellement présentés au public. Ils ne seront donc visibles qu’à partir du 11 février 2012. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur le site du zoo de Beauval. Le 13 janvier 2012 à 10:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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September 17, 2019

University of The Bahamas to receive 100000 in the Americas Innovation Fund

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #UBInnovationgrant Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe University of The Bahamas will receive $100,000 as a part of an innovation grant sponsored in part by the US State Department. The Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant is sponsored by NAFSA and CAF Development Bank of Latin America in honor of NAFSA’s retired Executive Director and CEO Marlene Johnson.The goal of 100,000 Strong in the Americas—the leading education initiative in the Western Hemisphere—is to increase the annual number of U.S. students studying in Latin America and the Caribbean to 100,000 and bring 100,000 students to the United States by 2020. Innovation Fund grants fuel partnerships between higher education institutions in the United States and the rest of the Western Hemisphere to create new student exchange and training programs.University of The Bahamas (UB) is among fourteen recipients of a 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Grant. UB in partnership with Mississippi State University (MSU) and the University of The West Indies, Open Campus, St. Kitts and Nevis will develop a bilateral exchange study abroad program that advances coastal and climate sciences.The partnership will enhance existing MSU faculty-led study abroad programs, establish the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network—a climate citizen science program—and create pathways for students to gain deeper understanding of global climate and marine environmental changes and how those processes affect coastal communities.#magneticmedianews#UBInnovationgrant Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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September 16, 2019

Groups seek ban of oil in older railroad tank cars

first_imgSEATTLE — Two environmental groups are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban shipments of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars, citing recent explosive oil train wrecks and the department’s own findings that those accidents pose an “imminent hazard.”The petition filed Tuesday by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics seeks an emergency order within 30 days to prohibit crude from the Northern Plains’ Bakken region and elsewhere from being carried in the older tank cars, known as DOT-111s.Accident investigators have reported the cars rupture or puncture even in wrecks at slow speeds. The Obama administration has said it will propose a new rule this month governing tank cars, which could include retrofits of older models cars and tougher standards for new ones.But that “will take too long to address the imminent hazard posed by use of dangerous DOT-111 tank cars to ship crude oil,” according to the petition, which the law firm Earthjustice filed on behalf of the two groups. It could take a year before a rule is finalized. In the meantime, the shipments are putting small towns and major cities along the rail lines at risk, the petition said.last_img read more

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September 15, 2019

Police search for missing and endangered teen out of Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Police are searching for a missing juvenile with severe autism.Sixteen-year-old Steven Meza has been missing since Friday after he walked away from the 10000 block of Nicaragua Drive in Miami and did not return.He suffers from severe autism and requires constant supervision, according to police. He likes to frequent pools and Southland Mall.Meza is a white male with brown eyes and stands 5 feet 6 inches tall. His hair is black and cut short.Meza was last seen wearing a black jacket, white T-shirt, greenish-brown pants and black Nike shoes.He was carrying a portable game system with headphones. He is in need of services.If you have any information on this missing person, call the Special Victims Bureau/Missing Persons Squad at 305-715-3300. You can also call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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September 10, 2019

Surfers lost Apple Watch survives six months at sea

first_img Galaxy Watch Active vs. Apple Watch Series 4: Which is… See It GoPro found in water with intact footage of a crab selfie Scientists seek owner of USB stick stuck in seal poo Apple Random Apple News • Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What’s the best smartwatch? 29 Photos Review • Apple Watch Series 4 review: ECG, and a lot of refinements Best Buy reading • Surfer’s lost Apple Watch survives six months at sea See it $399 Apple Watch Series 4 This watch seemed to have survived a long dip in the ocean. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET Tech journalists love to purposefully torture-test gadgets to see what they can handle. But Robert Bainter, an avid body surfer in Huntington Beach, California, accidentally performed an epic torture test on his Apple Watch.Bainter talked to tech reporter Rich DeMuro with KTLA 5 in Hollywood and shared the serendipitous story of how his Apple Watch survived a months-long ocean adventure. Bainter used his smartwatch to monitor the surf and to track his body-surfing activities. Six months ago, he caught a gnarly wave, went to check his wrist and discovered his Apple Watch had slipped away into the water.Bainter turned on Lost Mode for his watch, but eventually gave up on ever finding it again and bought a new one to replace it.A beachcomber discovered the old watch three miles from where it was originally lost and called up Bainter to reunite him with the intrepid gadget. The screen has a bit of haze on it, but the watch works just fine.  Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Mentioned Above Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (40mm silver aluminum case, white sport band) See It $413 Apple Lost gadgets CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Preview • Apple Watch Series 4 review in progress (updated) 2 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Walmart Now playing: Watch this: See All 12:15 Comments $349 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • $349 27 amazingly complicated luxury watches for tech lovers How To • How to use the Apple Watch ECG app While Apple’s original versions of the watch had only very basic water resistance, more recent incarnations are designed to hold up to swimming and water exposure at up to 50 meters (164 feet) of depth. Apple says it watches aren’t waterproof.It’s unknown how much time the watch spent in the water versus on the beach, but Bainter’s experience is a dramatic tale of technology toughness. Now we’re just wondering if he can hold the watch up to his ear and hear the ocean. Tags Share your voice See Itlast_img read more

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September 3, 2019

HC grants ExMP Amanur permanent bail in double murder case

first_imgAmanur Rahman Khan RanaThe High Court on Wednesday granted permanent bail to former Awami League MP from Tangail-3 (Ghatail) Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in a case filed over the killing of two Jubo League leaders.The High Court bench of justice AKM Asaduzzaman and justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order after hearing a rule in the case.Earlier, the HC granted a six-month bail to Rana in the case.It also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why Rana should not be granted permanent bail in the case.Advocate Monsurul Haque Chowdhury stood for the accused.Baghil union Jubo League leaders Mohammad Shamim and Mohammad Mamun went missing on 16 July 2012 in the district town.The following day, Shamim’s mother filed a general diary with Tangail Sadar police station.Later, police arrested several suspects over the incident when two of the arrested – Shahadat Hossain, 16 and Hiron Mia, 27 — revealed that both of the Jubo League leaders were murdered as per the order of MP Amanur.Rana surrendered to the Tangail additional district and session’s judge court on 18 September 2016 ending his 22-month fugitive run in the freedom fighter murder case.The AL leader went into ‘hiding’ after he was accused of killing freedom fighter and member of district unit AL Faruk Ahmed.On 18 January 2013, the Awami League leader was shot dead in front of his residence in the district town.Later, Faruk’s wife Nahar Ahmed filed a case in this connection.Fourteen people, including four brothers of Tangail’s influential Khan family, were made accused in the murder case. Read more:MP Amanur lives it up in hospitalAL MP Amanur ‘falls ill’ just before hearing dateEx-MP Amanur gets bail in Faruk murder caselast_img read more

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September 2, 2019

Whats Next For Houstons Bike Plan

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listen X Gail DelaughterBike Houston’s Mary Blitzer cycled to her interview at Houston Public Media.Houston’s bike plan would create new routes all over the city, with the goal of helping riders feel safer on busy streets. It also features millions of dollars of suggested infrastructure improvements. The plan was drafted with the help of numerous stakeholder groups. It was expected to go before City Council this fall, but now it looks like there won’t be a vote until January or February. So where is the bike plan headed next?  Bike Houston’s Mary Blitzer joined us in the studio with an update and you can click the button above to hear the full interview.  More information:Houston’s Bike Plan 00:00 /03:28last_img read more

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2018 Another Record Year For Houston Area Home Sales

first_imgMark Moz/FlickrHouston area home sales increased by 3.8 percent in 2018. Share Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img 00:00 /00:48 Houston realtors sold 82,177 single-family homes last year. That’s about 3,000 more than in 2017 – the previous record year, according to the Houston Association of Realtors.The record high number comes despite a slower than usual December, when home sales dropped by 4.6 percent compared to the year prior.Chaille Ralph, who chairs HAR’s Multiple Listing Service, said the year exceeded expectations.“Obviously, coming out of Harvey at the end of 2017, there was some uncertainty, but we did anticipate it to be a good year,” she said. “I don’t think we anticipated it to end as strongly as it did.”via HAR.comMedian home prices were also up – 3.3 percent over the previous year – to $237,500.One concern for the year ahead is low inventory levels, which is pushing prices up and making it a seller’s market.Ralph said some of it may be seasonal. “We typically see the spring time become more active with inventory on the market,” she said.Nationwide, mortgage applications spiked last week, thanks in part to low rates.last_img read more

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