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Five lakh trees to be planted along Punjab, Haryana rail lines

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 17 (PTI) Eager to contribute substantially towards the Green India Mission, Railways has joined hands with the forest departments of Punjab and Haryana to plant five lakh trees on rail land along tracks.Since the forest department are involved in the plantation exercise as well as maintenance and disposal of trees, it will be bringing in the much-needed expertise in afforestation of rail land, a senior Railway Ministry official said today.Beside the greenery, the plantation along the tracks will also help in protecting railway land from encroachment.The official, however, said the plantation drive will be carried out by the forest departments without declaring such land as protected forest areas with the provision for resumption of such land for developmental projects.All zonal railways have been asked to execute similar agreements with their state forest departments concerned at the earliest. PTI ARU SClast_img read more

Ahmed Sailor Knockout: Super-sub Ryan shines

first_imgMiquel Blazquez Font to emerge as a competent sports journalist in the sporting world Ryan Fernandes In the penultimate round, St Joseph’s will clash with Dominic Savio to decide who will earn the right to challenge defending champions Don Bosco (Matunga) for the title. Ronit said they are confident of beating Dominic Savio and then aim to defeat Don Bosco in the final. “We are determined to win our next two games as we want to win the title and dedicate it to our late coach and sports teacher Arthur Pereira, who passed away after battling cancer recently. He taught us a lot about the game,” Ronit said. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates MSSA: Harsh fires Campion into final Tottenham Hotspur appoint Jose Mourinho as manager Substitute Ryan Fernandes did the trick by scoring the winning goal that propelled St Joseph’s Secondary School (Malad) into the semi-finals. The Orlem side snatched a 1-0 win over Lakshdham School (Goregaon) in the Mumbai Schools Sports Association-organised boys’ U-16 quarter-final match of the Ahmed Sailor knockout inter-school football tournament, at Azad Maidan yesterday. Ryan, who replaced Tanishq Nath early in the second half, tapped in the rebound after Ronit Singh’s angular shot from the right of the penalty area was blocked by Lakshdham goalkeeper Gaurav Warke, in the 48th minute.Related Newslast_img read more

India vs South Africa 2nd T20I: Virat Kohli & Co. eye second series triumph in SA

first_imgAfter registering a comprehensive 5-1 victory in the ODI series, Team India will now aim to clinch the T20I series with a win in the second match at Centurion on Wednesday.With a 28-run victory in the first match of the series, India has only complacency to guard against while a deflated South Africa would be fighting another battle of survival when the two sides clash.A prospective 3-0 series win would also help India climb up the ICC T20I Rankings and take up second spot behind Pakistan. However, if Australia beat New Zealand in the T20 tri-series final (on Wednesday as well), India would stay on in their current third position.ALSO WATCHWord from the Indian camp is that Virat Kohli will be fit in time for game. The skipper had hobbled off in latter stages of the previous game on Sunday with a left hip problem. The team management had deemed the issue as “nothing serious”, and as such, he is expected to walk out at toss time on Wednesday.Kohli had suffered a slight knee issue while fielding in the first ODI at Durban as well, but he brushed it off to score a fine hundred thereafter. Even so, another injury scare only underlines his exhaustive workload.Wrapping up the series here might also enable Kohli to take time off and sit out the final T20I in Cape Town, keeping in mind his hectic schedule over the next three months.If at all, India do need to consider his absence from this second match, then KL Rahul would come in as replacement.advertisementHe was left out from the previous game in favour of Manish Pandey, but now comes back into reckoning owing to Kohli’s pending fitness ruling. However, it is not expected to be the only change to the playing eleven.While India have shown a propensity recently to play a left-arm pacer in their T20I eleven, Jaydev Unadkat’s inclusion in the Wanderers game was perhaps down more to the good batting conditions on offer.The pitch at Supersport Park has played slow throughout this tour and the same is to be expected once more. In that light, India could once again opt for two spinners in the eleven, and ‘chinaman’ Kuldeep Yadav comes back into reckoning.Even left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who hasn’t got a game on the tour yet, could be considered given his ability to keep things tight.The one surprising element for India was Suresh Raina’s elevation to number three. If Kohli does play, will he repeat this ploy once again?In Johannesburg, it was obvious that the team management had gauged conditions early and deemed 200 a par-score on that pitch.Thus, their move to send Raina up and attack during the powerplay overs with Kohli held back to anchor the middle-order, allowing the returning left-hander a license to free shot-making.To an extent, it does shore up India’s only frailty lower middle order particularly as the team management continues to back MS Dhoni in the shortest format.The former skipper is also reluctant to bat higher up in keeping with his penchant for finishing off the innings. Kohli’s ‘demotion’ to number four, despite staggering average at his favoured spot, helps stabilise the lower middle order at least in the short term.Meanwhile, only last Tuesday, South Africa had faced a do-or-die moment in Port Elizabeth and now have their backs up against the wall for a second time in eight days.The hosts had put their hopes in a basket full of new eggs. Yet, despite hitting the refresh button, they weren’t able to muster the required challenge for a high-flying Indian team at the moment.AB de Villiers is now ruled out of this T20I series (with a left knee problem) as well but Cricket South Africa has not named a replacement. So, JP Duminy must find solutions from within the available squad.The stand-in skipper was adamant that their plans at Wanderers including the decision to bowl short to India’s top-order in the powerplay overs were sound enough, and just needed proper execution.In that light, it is easy to assume the same playing eleven could take the field yet again.It remains to be seen if the Centurion pitch will provide them enough bounce to try out the short-ball ploy once again, or indeed if the Proteas have thought of a plan B this time around.Teams (from):India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur.advertisementSouth Africa: JP Duminy (capt), Farhaan Behardien, Junior Dala, Reeza Hendricks, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Chris Morris, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts.Match starts at: 9.30 pm IST.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Yeovil expecting strong Manchester United team in FA Cup

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest news ‘I’m obsessed’: Yeovil manager Darren Way’s big plans for Manchester United Share on Facebook Topics Share on Twitter Read more FA Cup Darren Way has said he does not expect José Mourinho to gamble on team selection against Yeovil Town on Friday after Manchester United came unstuck on their last visit to the West Country, when they lost at Bristol City in the Carabao Cup.Mourinho rested Chris Smalling, Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku among others at Ashton Gate last month but they could feature in the FA Cup fourth round at Huish Park, and Alexis Sánchez is in United’s squad after his move from Arsenal.“I reckon it will be a stronger team than they played against Bristol City, I really do,” Way said. “Whether Mourinho takes that gamble to make the changes he made against City, I’ll be very surprised. He is not going to come here and take this lightly. By watching them over a number of years as a Chelsea fan, I still think Mourinho’s the best. Share via Email Manchester United Reuse this content Yeovil Town Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger “The guy’s a winner, he wins trophies year after year. He’s probably a season away from winning the league with Manchester United. Mourinho’s teams are strong and aggressive, so we have to match that, but as long as we have that concentration, I expect us to put in a really good performance. I would love to take them back to Old Trafford, that’s for sure.”Yeovil will be without the former Manchester United trainee Otis Khan, who begins a five-game ban after being sent off against Chesterfield last weekend after pushing the referee, Kevin Johnson. The striker and captain, Francois Zoko, who is expected to lead the line, insists it is important the players enjoy the test.“I started [my career] in France where I played against Ronaldinho, Pochettino, Drogba,” Zoko, a former Nancy striker, said. “And after in Turkey against some good players at the Ali Sami Yen [Galatasaray’s then stadium] and some good players, and in Belgium too. But in England it is different and the FA Cup is a really special competition, where everything can happen.“I will say to them to just enjoy the game, play the game. You have to respect your opponent but not too much – they are human like us. We are young, some of my team-mates are just 19, but we are good enough to beat Manchester United.”last_img read more

9 months agoLingard implores Man Utd to retain De Gea

first_imgLingard implores Man Utd to retain De Geaby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United must keep ahold of David De Gea to achieve success, winger Jesse Lingard has claimed.De Gea made 11 saves in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.United have triggered a clause that will keep De Gea for another season, but Lingard thinks he deserves a long-term deal.”He’s one of the best keepers in the world, if not the best,” Lingard said.”We want him to stay. Having a keeper like that gives you extra confidence. He’s a great goalkeeper.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

An Affordable Men’s Grooming Kit

first_img How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs Editors’ Recommendations Sometimes it’s essential to shake things up. Grooming is one of those essential things (or at least rolling out of bed to take a shower once in while). We found this super affordable grooming sample box with a terrible name. Dare we say it … the Glossybox. And to be fair the company usually caters to women. This is their first men’s product.Regardless of the name, we tried out the products and they are legit. And you can order one for just $40. The only downside is the products don’t change and this is only a trial product line. But like we said its $40 and you get a nice selection. You can buy the grooming box online here and they ship for free.What’s in the Box?BVLGARI Cologne-  A tiny sample thats perfect to throw in your suit pocket, or your bag, for a quick refresh at some point during the day.Nuxe Men Eye Cream- This is the hangover piece. Probably the most important. It reduces any puffiness or darkness around the eyes. They give you a good size bottle too.Redken for Men Firm Grasp texturizing hair clay- Nice matte finished with pretty good hold. This sample comes in standard retail size.Redken for Men Clean Brew extra cleansing shampoo for men- Includes malt, brewer’s yeast and orange zest. Smells pretty amazing and cuts out any product or daily grime. Our top pick from the box.Sisley Moisturizer- From Paris-based skin guru Sisley this anti-aging crème usually runs more than $200. Hence the sample they give you is only worth two uses if that. Hard to tell if the magic works.Zirh Pre-Shave Oil- A pre-shave oil you put on as prep before shaving to help prevent razor burn. We tried it out and it makes for a much smoother shaving experience. The Best Products to Combat Swamp Crotch and Sweaty Balls The Best Natural Tattoo Aftercare Tips and Suggestions The Best Graphic Tee Companies to Liven Up Your Wardrobe What Americans Need to Know Before Traveling to Cubalast_img read more

Rickmers-Linie Appoints Sales Agent in France

first_imgzoom Rickmers-Linie, the heavylift and project cargo liner service specialist, has appointed Marmedsa Noatum Shipping Agency as its sales agent in France with immediate effect.Marmedsa has offices in Paris, Le Havre and Marseilles and is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. It will focus on sales activity for project cargo, strengthening existing partnerships and developing new relationships with French cargo owners and project companies. Marmedsa will report to the Antwerp office of Rickmers-Linie.Wouter Huybrechts, managing director of Rickmers-Linie Belgium, which has the overall responsibility for sales and agency activities in the Benelux countries and France, says: “The nomination of Marmedsa is a clear signal of commitment to our French customers. Our business is set to grow both in France and around the world, so we want to ensure we can continue to offer the personal service and dedicated client solutions that we are known for. We know the team at Marmedsa will be a great asset to Rickmers-Linie.”Rickmers-Linie, October 15, 2013last_img read more

MT Barrett and Its 22 Crew Rescued from Pirates

first_imgzoom The Marshall Islands-flagged tanker MT Barrett and its 22 crew members have been released from captivity after a six-day ordeal, UK-based tanker owner and operator Union Maritime informed.“MT Barrett has been released after a Gulf of Guinea piracy incident lasting six days. All crew are safe. We are extremely grateful to the many parties that assisted in achieving the successful resolution of this incident,” a company update said.“We are focused now on supporting the crew and their families. The crew are safely back in Lagos, Nigeria and were met by senior representatives from Union Maritime and the technical managers.”The company lost contact with the ship on January 10, when the ship was at anchor off Benin, West Africa.The company activated its emergency response plan and alerted regional maritime authorities and other vessels in the area.According to Union Maritime, the exact nature of the incident only became clear late on January 12, when those holding the vessel made contact with the company.“A resolution process began, which ultimately led to the release of the vessel and all crew on board on January 16,” the update reads.“We sincerely appreciate the support and efforts of all involved, including the authorities in Benin, Togo, Nigeria and India.”last_img read more

UN officials urge countries to act on counterterrorism strategy

17 May 2007The main responsibility for carrying out the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy “falls squarely on Member States,” a senior UN official today told a symposium in Vienna convened to translate the landmark plan from words into action. Assistant Secretary-General Bob Orr, Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, told the opening of the two-day symposium that a majority of the more than 50 practical recommendations and provisions in the Strategy are direct calls for Member States to take specific action.“If we are to have concrete results to show to the world at the Two-Year Review of the Strategy, all actors must be actively engaged, both individually and collectively,” Mr. Orr said, pledging that the UN and its various departments and agencies would also introduce practical measures when required.Adopted by the General Assembly last September after a year of often fractious negotiations, the Strategy includes practical steps at the local, national and international level – ranging from strengthening the capacity of individual States to prevent and combat terrorism to ensuring that human rights and the rule of law are always respected in the fight against terrorism. It also calls for measures to enhance the role of the UN system to deal with terrorism, and to make sure that the world body’s efforts are better coordinated.Speaking during a debate following the opening speeches, Mr. Orr said the Strategy had been adopted as a holistic, comprehensive document and its implementation should therefore be done in an integrated manner and not as a pick-and-choose exercise by Member States.The Vienna symposium – convened jointly by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Austria – is the first major forum for Member States and the UN system to gather to chart a path for implementing the Strategy since its adoption.UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa told the meeting that his agency has the history of technical assistance, the network of field offices and the knowledge of the links between drugs, crime and terrorism to help UN Member States on the ground as they devise the practical measures to counter terrorism.Mr. Costa also called on States to set clear benchmarks against which performance can be measured, adding that “we will be judged by our actions, by results.” read more

Joint UNAfrican Union mission pays tribute to peacekeeper killed in Darfur

The death of Major Shehu Abdullahi Gada, who was shot by unknown gunmen on 16 July in Forobaranga, West Darfur, brought to nine the number of UNAMID peacekeepers killed in Darfur this year.Speaking at a farewell ceremony in El Fasher, where UNAMID is headquartered, Force Commander Martin Luther Agwai paid tribute to his fellow officer and countryman.“We are saddened that the young life and promising career of Major Gada was so suddenly cut short,” he said. “We are consoled by the fact that he dedicated his life to humanity and died in that cause. He carried out his duties with dignity, honour and total dedication. He comported himself at all times in a manner worthy of an officer and a gentleman.” Mohammed Yonis, UNAMID’s Director of Administration, expressed the mission’s heartfelt condolences to the murdered peacekeeper’s family and to the Government and people of Nigeria.“Such attacks on our peacekeepers will not impede our determination to continue working to help the people of Darfur which is why we are here,” he said.Just a week before Major Gada’s death, seven UNAMID peacekeepers were killed – and 19 wounded – when they came under attack for three hours in North Darfur. 18 July 2008The joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today paid tribute to a Nigerian peacekeeper killed two days ago while on patrol in the war-wracked Sudanese region. read more

DR Congo and UN launch stabilization and recovery fund

9 November 2009The United Nations and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have launched a fund to help the vast country recover from years of devastating civil war that ended earlier this decade, and continuing strife in its eastern provinces that has displaced more than a million people. “The start of [the Government’s] STAREC [stabilization and recovery programme] and today’s launch of the stabilization and recovery fund are perfect examples of the way in which the United Nations and its international partners work in the DRC in supporting sovereign national authorities for the populations benefit,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Alan Doss told the launching ceremony in Kinshasa, the capital, on Friday.“With the support of donors, like the Netherlands and Belgium today, our efforts on the ground will be able to be more effective.”The Netherlands has donated $2.7 million, while Belgium has pledged at least €6 million for programmes aimed at eliminating sexual violence, in addition to $20 million already allotted from the UN Peacebuilding Fund.The stabilization and recovery fund’s council announced several projects, including the rehabilitation of former combatants, training for the national army and housing for the families of soldiers, the deployment of national police in strategic zones, support for war wounded and the establishment of business centres in mining zones. read more

In final meeting with Israeli President Peres Ban decries global terrorism

Speaking at the beginning of a meeting in New York with President Shimon Peres of Israel, Mr. Ban said that the Organization takes the kidnapping very seriously and will do whatever it can to help, in close coordination with international partners. “Under any circumstances or any reasons this cannot be justified; it’s totally unacceptable and I’ve condemned it in the strongest possible terms,” he said. “I’m sending again my strong solidarity, first of all, with those young people who were kidnapped and must be enduring terrible days, and their families and friends, and the people of Israel,” Mr. Ban noted, adding that he had spoken with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the situation.Mr. Ban had also stressed the need to avoid an escalation of tensions in the wake of the abductions. The three teenagers were kidnapped in the West Bank near the city of Hebron on 12 June. There are reports that since then, more than 200 Palestinians have been detained in the West Bank in the context of security operations by Israel.Mr. Ban noted that the UN is “very much troubled” by continuing terrorist attacks, which are also taking place in Iraq, Syria and many parts of Africa. He highlighted the work of the UN global counter-terrorism strategy, which the General Assembly adopted in 2006. The strategy consists of four pillars to combat terrorism, universally condemn terrorist violence and provide guidance to Member States.“We need the whole world’s unity and solidarity to address this terrorism,” Mr. Ban said. “You can count on the United Nations.”In the Middle East, Mr. Peres has been a “dedicated and committed leader” in the peace efforts, Mr. Ban said, and lauded him as a “constant optimist and visionary”. “When many people in this world have been showing themselves just to fan the flames of conflict, widening the divisions instead of bridging the gap,” Mr. Ban said, “you have always remained the constant voice of calm and reason.”“For me as a Secretary-General, you have been a strong partner of the United Nations, and you really wanted to see Israel contribute more to the work of the international community,” he noted. “That I really appreciate very much.”While their shared vision of peace between Israelis and Palestinians is yet to materialize, Mr. Ban said he hoped that he could count on Mr. Peres’s continuing leadership.“I know that you may be retiring soon from the Presidency, but I hope you are not retiring from the world stage,” Mr. Ban said. The 90-year old Mr. Peres is stepping down as president next month, as his seven-year term ends. read more

South Sudan shaken by sustained fighting as political crisis continues – UN

In a briefing to journalists in New York, UN spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, cited reports received yesterday from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), documenting clashes between the two sides in Fangak County, Jonglei State, in the country’s north. The fighting reportedly resulted in the displacement of approximately 4,000 civilians, the spokesperson added. “UNMISS [the UN Mission in South Sudan] continues to provide protection and logistical support to the monitoring and verification teams that are deployed in South Sudan as part of the UN Mission’s mandate,” said Mr. Dujarric.In addition, he noted, UNMISS had also received reports of an attack last Friday in Western Equatorial State by suspected members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), in which a 13-year-old girl is reportedly missing. The UN Mission is looking into the incident, he said. Political in-fighting between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, started in mid-December 2013 and subsequently turned into a full-fledged conflict that has sent nearly 100,000 civilians fleeing to UNMISS bases around the country. IGAD has been mediating peace talks between the rival sides. read more

The Savita report leak is disturbing and unacceptable Brendan Howlin

first_imgTHE MINISTER FOR Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, has said the leaked report into the death of Savita Halappanavar at Galway University Hospital was “disturbing” and “unacceptable”.He said that the Minister for Health, James Reilly, has expressed his concern to Savita’s husband Praveen about the leak.Howlin told the Dáil during Leaders’ Questions that although Reilly still has not seen the leaked draft report, although numerous people in the HSE and media have, Praveen would be the first person to get the report as soon as it is finalised.Howlin was responding to questions from Sinn Féin’s Deputy Leader, Mary Lou McDonald, who demanded to know how the government would “give assurances to pregnant women who are now looking at our health system and ‘wondering what’s going on?’”Howlin responded that as soon as the final report has been published and when it’s in the public domain, they will discuss it in the Dáil. He asked that space be now given to the expert panel who conducting the final report.McDonald also pressed the Minister on how the report could have been leaked before the Minster for Health or Praveen got a chance to see it. Howlin said that a report like the one into the death of Savita is usually given in draft format to those who have been cited in it to correct any errors before it is published. Howlin said it then somehow made its way into the media.McDonald also questioned the Minister about the legislation on the X Case because she said that “pregnant women should feel safe” in Ireland. Howlin responded that it was a longstanding issue that had been already through many other governments and that it needed more time.Read: Savita’s husband and family ‘very upset’ after leaked report >last_img read more

Police want to speak to 19yearold after teenage girl sexually assaulted in

first_img Image: Gloucester Street via Google Maps No Comments By Cliodhna Russell Image: Gloucester Street via Google Maps Apr 18th 2017, 3:12 PM Tuesday 18 Apr 2017, 3:12 PM We are keen to identify and speak to a male we believe may be able to assist us with our enquires. He is described as around 19 years old, 5′ 7″ tall, thin, clean shaven with short dark hair.“We are also appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area during the early hours of Saturday 8 April and who may have witnessed a distressed female or anything else unusual. RCU detectives can be contacted at Ladas Drive by calling 101, quoting reference 191 08/04/17.”If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their name they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.Read: Mummies and 1,000 statues found in search of 3,500-year-old tomb> http://jrnl.ie/3345356 center_img Police want to speak to 19-year-old after teenage girl sexually assaulted in Belfast city centre The PSNI Rape Crime Unit are investigating the reported assault. 8,831 Views THE PSNI RAPE Crime Unit are investigating a report of an 18-year-old woman being sexually assaulted in Belfast city centre.It’s understood the assault took place in the Gloucester Street area on Saturday 8 April at around 2am.Detectives want to speak to a 19-year-old man who they believe can assist them with the investigation. Detective Inspector Zoe McKee said: Short URL Share Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Le zoo de San Diego accueille un nouveau bébé guépard

first_imgLe zoo de San Diego accueille un nouveau bébé guépardUn bébé guépard fait le bonheur des soigneurs du zoo de San Diego, aux Etats-Unis, qui espèrent que l’arrivée du petit animal permettra de diversifier le patrimoine génétique de l’espèce. Kiburi, un jeune guépard âgé d’une dizaine de jours a ouvert ses yeux et découvert le monde pour la première fois le 24 novembre 2010. Ce jeune animal est le nouveau pensionnaire du zoo de San Diego et est actuellement hébergée au centre de soin du parc animalier. Le public a pu ainsi découvrir à travers les vitres de la nurserie le jeune guépard jouer, finir son biberon et s’endormir rapidement. Kiburi, qui pèse environ 640 grammes s’avère être en bonne santé et dort environ entre 20 et 22 heures par jour et se fait nourrir toutes les deux heures et demie. Il fait la fierté des soigneurs du zoo car chez les guépards le taux de mortalité infantile est très élevé en milieu naturel à cause de la prédation mais surtout à cause de l’appauvrissement du patrimoine génétique. Il a été suggéré que cet appauvrissement génétique est à l’origine de nombreuses mutations et problèmes tels que des anomalies congénitales, des queues déformées, des membres recourbés, des déformations de la mâchoire. Des biologistes ont aussi déclaré que l’espèce aurait du mal à être sauvée en raison de trop nombreux croisements entre membres de même “famille”. Le nombre de guépards a commencé à décliner depuis le début du XXe siècle, suggérant que d’autres facteurs sont aussi à l’origine du déclin de l’espèce. Le 29 novembre 2010 à 13:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Clifford Gibson has been slapped with a guilty verdict for the second

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLightening has struck in the same place twice; Clifford Gibson has been slapped with a guilty verdict for the second time and will restart a life sentence. The now 24 year old was found guilty in 2010 of the 2008 murder of Leslie Aurelus. After a successful appeal to the courts, the case was reopened and the retrial was started last week… Commenting on the case to local media, Gibson’s attorney Courtney Barnett says though he had his doubts he was expecting either an acquittal or a conviction of manslaughter. Barnett however, still wears his optimism high as he told media that he will be more than prepared to move forward with an appeal if the family decides to make one. Related Items:last_img read more

Oscars 2019 show nets Brie Larson Daniel Craig as presenters

first_imgBrie Larson is among the presenters for the 2019 Oscars. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner The 2019 Academy Awards may still lack a host, but the show just announced plenty of presenters.Marvel heroes Brie Larson, Chris Evans and Tessa Thompson, 007 Daniel Craig, Charlize Theron and Whoopi Goldberg are among those who will hand out awards.Also presenting will be Awkwafina, Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg and Constance Wu.Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the LA Philharmonic for the In Memoriam segment. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. 77 Photos Chris Monroe/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview Stream these 2019 Oscar nominees now $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Amazon Post a comment Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). See at Amazon Read the AirPods review Sarah Tew/CNET Read Google Home Hub review 7 $6 at Tidal DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $210 at Best Buy $999 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) TV and Movies Culture $60 at Best Buy Turo $999 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Share your voice $999 2:33 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Rylo The Cheapskate Angela Lang/CNET See It Boost Mobile Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $520 at HP Apple iPhone XS What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See Itcenter_img Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sprint Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See it 2019 movies to geek out over Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Read DJI Osmo Action preview Comments Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Best Buy Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Tags Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. 0 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $59 at eBay Tags Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Now playing: Watch this: $299 at Amazon Captain Marvel Marvel Captain America The Avengers,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET $155 at Google Express $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See at Turo CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will have a big presence at this year’s Oscars, with Black Panther among the nominees for Best Picture and six other awards (here’s our guide to watching all the contenders).Be sure to check out our sister site TV Guide for more on the 2019 Oscars, which will air live on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 24 starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET (or Monday Feb. 25 from 1 a.m. GMT/12 p.m. AEDT) from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.last_img read more

Disclosure of Lavasas dissent note may endanger life or

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Election Commission has refused to disclose under the RTI Act the dissent notes of its Commissioner Ashok Lavasa on decisions pertaining to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches which were alleged to have violated the model code, saying it was exempted information which may “endanger the life or physical safety” of an individual. Also Read – Stop sale of ‘deadly’ stuff on Amazon, US lawmakers to Bezos Advertise With Us The poll body was responding to Pune-based RTI activist Vihar Durve who had demanded Lavasa’s dissent notes, pertaining to speeches given by Modi in rallies at Wardha on April 1, Latur on April 9, Patan and Barmer on April 21 and Varanasi on April 25. The Election Commission (EC) cited Section 8(1)(g) of the RTI Act exempting the disclosure of information which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes. Also Read – Chandrayaan-2 reaches nearer to moon with orbit change Advertise With Us Durve had also sought information about the procedure followed and the decision given by the commission with regards to these speeches. This information was also denied citing the Section 8(1)(g) of the act. Lavasa had reportedly dissented on a series of clean chits given by the commission to the prime minister and BJP president Amit Shah on their speeches. Advertise With Us As his demand to record his dissent notes in the EC’s orders was not met, Lavasa had recused himself from cases relating to relating to violation of the Model Code of Conduct.The ‘full commission’ of the panel, comprising Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and members –Lavasa and Sushil Chandra — had deliberated on the contentious issue, after which the EC said dissent notes and minority views would remain part of records but would not be part of its order. “In the meeting of the Election Commission held today regarding the issue of MCC (Model Code of Conduct), it was, inter alia, decided that proceedings of the commission’s meetings would be drawn, including the views of all the commission members,” the poll body had said in a statement after the meeting on May 21. In the meeting, Lavasa is learnt to have stuck to his ground, pressing for his demand to include dissenting views in the orders. Since copies of the orders are sent to the complainant and respondents, they become public even if the commission does not share it with media. The EC had maintained that the dissent notes cannot be made part of the order as the poll code violation cases are not quasi judicial in nature and that they are not signed by the chief election commissioner (CEC) and fellow commissioners. “They are like executive orders. They are summary decisions where decision is taken by the EC without hearing out counsels of the two parties. The orders are brief which are not signed by the three commissioners,” explained an official after meeting. Such orders are usually signed by the principal secretary or secretary of the EC concerned, the official said. Lavasa had reportedly dissented in as many as 11 EC decisions involving complaints against Modi and Shah for alleged MCC violation and where they were given a clean chit.last_img read more