Basil Rajapaksa noted that even UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon had said that the best thing which happened last year was the regime change in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) “They took efforts for a regime change in Sri Lanka and they had openly spoken about that, ” he said. Former Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa has blamed the United States and India for the defeat by the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) at the last Presidential elections.Speaking to the BBC Sinhala service, Rajapaksa, the brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the US had even noted at the end of last year that the change of Government in January last year was a victory for the US. read more


The court ordered the students not to damage any public property or create public disturbance during the protest.However the protest resulted in some roads being closed for traffic. (Colombo Gazette) The Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) staged a protest in Colombo today after receiving court approval.The Fort Magistrate issued an order allowing the students to protest without inconveniencing the public.


first_imgA rejected boyfriend punched his ex in the face when she turned down his marriage proposal.Andrei Pavel, 25, had bought an engagement ring and a bunch of flowers to surprise Andrea Nagy at her workplace.But when he got down on one knee and popped the question she replied “No”.A court heard that he lost his temper and hit her in the face, knocking her to the ground and leaving her with “significant injuries”. The court Pavel, formerly of Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent, proposed to Miss Nagy but she said rejected his offer of marriage.Ms Bentley added: “He punched her to the face, knocking her to the floor for a matter of seconds. She was left with an injury to her face.”The court heard Miss Nagy said she was scared of the defendant and described him as jealous and controlling.Andrew Bennett, mitigating, said it was a single punch and added Pavel, who is originally from Borascu, Romania, now accepts there is no future in the relationship.Magistrates sentenced Pavel to a 12-month community order with a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement and 150 hours unpaid work.He was ordered to pay £200 compensation, £135 costs and an £85 surcharge. Pavel, who has no previous convictions, was made the subject of a 12-month restraining order which prevents him having any contact with his victim.Passing sentence chairman of the bench, Philip Taylor said: “This assault was serious. It was in a domestic violence context. The injuries sustained were significant. You went to her place of work.”She made it clear to you she was not interested in any further relationship or union with you. It was an unprovoked attack by you.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. After being arrested, Pavel, told officers he was upset by the rejection. Now he has been banned from contacting his victim for a year after pleading guilty to assault by beating.North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard Pavel and Miss Nagy had been in an “intense” relationship for three months and had moved in together before hitting a rocky patch.But Pavel was keen to get things back on track and turned up at Miss Nagy’s workplace on July 21 this year to propose.Prosecutor Ruth Bentley said: “She described the relationship as intense. She moved in with him after two months but the relationship broke down and they split up.”Since that time he had been contacting her via texts. He did not want the relationship to end. He was trying to get it back on track, and even purchased a ring and asked her to marry him. “She was handed a note at work, which said the defendant wanted to speak to her. She met the defendant who was waiting outside with a bunch of flowers.”last_img read more


first_imgGlenmore Forest park in the Cairngorms in Scotland after the snow on Saturday afternoonCredit:Bay Media The Met Office has updated a yellow “be aware” warning of snow and ice to cover much of Scotland, north Wales and England down to southern parts. Continuous heavy rain has caused rivers to swell in North DevonCredit:Natasha Quarmby/REX/Shutterstock The snowy conditions have seen crowd flock to Scottish ski resorts over the weekend.On Friday in Glencoe, blizzard conditions hampered a rescue operation to save two ski tourers stranded without shelter at 3,000ft.The pair were winched into a coastguard helicopter at first light on Saturday before being taken to hospital by ambulance. Traffic Scotland urged drivers to check their routes before setting off and to ensure they were carrying emergency supplies in case they get stuck. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The warning, valid from 6am until 6pm, predicts snow on higher routes and says that rain may fall onto frozen surfaces for a time, particularly across Scotland, following a very cold night.Icy patches are likely on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths – while some disruption could be seen to journeys by road, bus and train on affected routes. Cross country runners set off through heavy snow around Peebles in the Scottish Borders Cloud inversion above Kingussie in the Scottish Highlands Shiver-oo: delivery trials on skidoo, ski and snowboard are taking place in Glencoe, ScotlandCredit:Mark Runnacles/PA Wire A cloud inversion above Kingussie in the Scottish Highlands on SaturdayCredit:PA Glenmore Forest park in the Cairngorms in Scotland after the snow on Saturday afternoon Good evening UK, Rebecca here. Cold with a frost or severe frost, especially across N parts where temperatures will fall well below zero with freezing fog patches expected. Mist, fog & low cloud across much of England & Wales with rain arriving here later. https://t.co/jtrhUzUBdR pic.twitter.com/cnyO5Nu1nC— Met Office (@metoffice) January 20, 2018 Snow fell as far south as Maidenhead in Berkshire North Wales Police also warned of poor conditions on the roads due to snow and ice, particularly on routes in Snowdonia. On Friday, members of the public were urged to stay off the roads in some areas of Scotland, with weather warnings covering much of the country.Dozens of schools around Scotland were closed while some shut early due to the weather.On Tuesday night, more than 200 motorists were stranded overnight on the M74 as heavy snow and ice caused treacherous driving conditions.  Continuous heavy rain has caused rivers to swell in North Devon Freeze frame: cross country runners set off through heavy snow around Peebles in the Scottish BordersCredit:David Cheskin/PA Wire Snow has fallen across the country, after the UK froze on the coldest night in nearly two years.Wintry conditions have gripped Scotland over the last week with heavy snow causing travel chaos, and on Sunday there were flurries across swathes of the Midlands and South East, though forecasters warned it was likely to turn to rain by the end of the day. Downpours in north Devon have seen homes evacuated and roads blocked after “widespread flooding”. People were forced to flee homes in Kentisbury, near Barnstaple, and other properties have been flooded in Combe Martin on nearby Exmoor, Devon and Cornwall Police said.The A399 at Combe Martin has been closed following a landslide reported at 10.35am on Sunday with a police spokesman saying part of the carriageway has collapsed.The A361 is also closed near Landkey in Barnstaple and mudslides have been reported at Muddiford, north of Barnstaple, the force said.Temperatures plummeted overnight, with a low of -13.5C (7.7F) recorded in the Highland village of Dalwhinnie, while freezing temperatures were recorded as far south as London Luton Airport. Meanwhile, the Mountain Road was closed on the Isle of Man due to snow.In Northern Ireland, a yellow warning of ice was in force until 9am on Sunday, while a yellow warning of rain runs until 3pm. Snow fell as far south as Maidenhead in Berkshire on SundayCredit:LNP Police warned skiers heading to resorts not to park on the verges after disruption on Saturday and warned that cars causing obstructions may be seized. Skiers faced six-mile tailbacks as they flocked to the slopes at Glencoe Mountain Resort to take advantage of the snowy conditions.Drivers abandoned their cars on the roads as they tried to reach the resorts where car parks were full and police said high volumes of traffic hampered the efforts of gritters. Saturday night saw the coldest temperature recorded in the UK since February 14 2016, when minus 14.1C (6.6F) was recorded at Braemar.Despite the frigid temperatures in the far north, the mercury rose to 11C in the (52F) in the far south west of England.Met Office forecaster Steven Keate said the near 20C (46F) difference, caused as warmer air moves in, was “pretty unusual for the UK”.”The broad theme is it is turning milder from the west, but before we get there some snow will fall,” he said. Deliveroo rider Connor Smalllast_img read more


first_imgZest WEG Group says it is showcasing its full suite of products and manufacturing capabilities at a flagship infrastructure and iron ore mining project in Liberia. This follows group company EnI Electrical winning two major contracts for ArcelorMittal at Buchanan Port in Liberia as well as at the Tokadeh iron ore mine near Yekepa in Nimba County.“These projects will serve as a vehicle for the Zest WEG Group product portfolio to arrive on site,” Trevor Naude, Managing Director, EnI Electrical says. One of Africa’s largest electrical construction companies, EnI Electrical forms a significant part of the Zest WEG Group’s value addition and total service package for the African mining industry.“While the Zest WEG Group is well known as an importer and distributor of WEG electric motors from Brazil, one of the largest ranges of its kind in the world, our full product line up includes transformers, switchgear, variable speed drives, motor control centres, gensets and renewable energy solutions. We also have three fully fledged manufacturing facilities in South Africa that we are in the process of expanding as we increase our footprint in Africa,” Louis Meiring, CEO, Zest WEG Group, says.ArcelorMittal is currently mining and shipping 5 Mt/y of iron ore a year from its Phase 1 operations in Liberia. A Phase 2 expansion project will boost shipments to 15 Mt/y, with first production earmarked for end-2015. The first contract focuses on a ship loading facility at Buchanan Port, where EnI Electrical will construct 6.6 kV overhead power lines in addition to all medium voltage infrastructure, electrical infrastructure and instrumentation works.The second contract relates to mine infrastructure at the Tokadeh mine, which has a rail link to Buchanan Port. “We are responsible for all overhead line infrastructure from medium voltage to all the electrical work and instrumentation,” Naude explains. “This flagship project represents what EnI Electrical has been striving towards since its inception. “We are positioning ourselves as the electrical infrastructure construction team within the Zest WEG Group.”EnI Electrical’s roster of successful flagship mining projects completed since 2012 include the Beira Coal Terminal in Mozambique, the Konkola North Copper Project in Zambia, Nantou Mining in Burkina Faso, the Samancor Meyerton furnace upgrade, the Gold Fields South Deep Expansion, Xstrata’s Tswelopele sinter and pelletising plant in Rustenburg, Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan DMS plant and two gold mine expansions for Barrick Gold in Tanzania. EnI Electrical has also completed projects in Uganda, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Mali, Namibia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.last_img read more


first_imgWITH ONE IN three of Irish people expected to be affected by cancer at some point in their lifetime, cancer services are something many of us will avail of.To that end, the Irish Cancer Society is hoping to get employees involved in thinking up ways to raise funds for their vital services in advance of this year’s Daffodil Day on 22 March. The ‘Our Company Cares’ drive aims to get at least 200 companies on board to find fun and creative ways to get colleagues involved in collecting cash. (We like one of their suggestions – a desk cleaning drive – in TheJournal.ie‘s less-than-immaculate HQ).John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society, said today that the demand on existing cancer care services – with 30,000 new cancer cases diagnosed in 2011 alone – meant that the society had to be innovative in raising funds. The overall target for Daffodil Day 2013 is €3.4m and Dell Ireland is already on board as a lead partner as well as with its 2,500 employees volunteering time and expertise to the campaign.If you want more details on the ‘Our Company Cares’ campaign, contact Emma Barrett on 01 231 6621 or email corporate@irishcancer.ieWhere does Daffodil Day money go?>Column: I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next>last_img read more


first_imgBack in October last year students in India gained access to by far the cheapest Android tablet available on the market. The Aakash cost just $35, but as you’d expect, it was pretty limited on the feature front. Developed by Datawind in the UK and manufactured in India, it consisted of a 7-inch (800 x 480) resistive touchscreen, ARM processor running at 366MHz, 256MB RAM, 2GB storage, ran Android 2.2, and shipped with a battery rated at 3 hours.A year on and the Aakash 2 tablet has been released with the price reduced to just $21 for students. That’s incredibly cheap, but is the spec any better?The second generation tablet retains the 7-inch display and 800 x 480 resolution, but it now has a capacitive and multi-touch touchscreen. The processor used is a 1GHz Cortex A8, and RAM has increased to 512MB. There is now 4GB of internal memory, but a microSD card can increase that by up to 32GB. The OS has also been bumped from Android 2.2 to 4.0 and battery life remains at 3 hours.Students in India can get the new tablet at a subsidized price of $21, where as the Indian government is thought to be paying $41. The design has been handled by Datawind again who will also offer a commercial version using the name UbiSlate 7Ci. However, that version will cost around $83. If you want a version with 3G, the price rises to $90.For students in India the Aakash 2 seems to form a much more capable tablet that’s a massive improvement over the first version. For consumers, $90 is still cheap, but its likely most will choose to pay more and get a tablet with a better display and significantly more on-board storage.Read more at Datawind and IBN Livelast_img read more


first_img Feb 19th 2018, 7:08 AM Sinn Féin says direct rule is ‘off the table’ as Varadkar speaks by phone to Theresa May An Taoiseach met this evening with the Sinn Féin leadership in Dublin. Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3859404 31,606 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cianan Brennan Share112 Tweet Email Monday 19 Feb 2018, 8:10 PM 141 Comments Updated 8.40 pm Source: Rollingnews.ieTAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR and Tánaiste Simon Coveney met with the Sinn Féin leadership this evening to discuss the ongoing impasse in Northern Ireland.After the meeting, Varadkar spoke by phone to UK Prime Minister Theresa May.Talks aimed at bringing back a working Assembly to the North, which has been without a government for 13 months, fell at the last hurdle last week with the DUP pulling the plug, and both the dominant unionist party and Sinn Féin collectively pointing the finger at each other as to who was responsible.This evening’s meeting was between Varadkar, Coveney, Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald and the party’s northern leader Michelle O’Neill.It’s understood Varadkar was keen to hear Sinn Féin’s assessment of the events of last week.In a statement released by An Taoiseach following the meeting, Varadkar said his government was fully committed to the the Good Friday Agreement and wanted to see northern institutions back up and running.As co-guarantor to the agreement, the government will continue to engage with the parties in Northern Ireland and the British government to support the urgent formation of a new Executive by the mandated political parties.“The Irish government does not want to see the introduction of direct rule in Northern Ireland,” Varadkar added.A spokesperson for 10 Downing Street said this evening that both May and Varadkar “recognised the progress and serious engagement made by the parties” in Northern Ireland.“The Prime Minister said she believed there was scope for agreement and reiterated the UK government’s priority was still to get devolution up and running again in Northern Ireland,” the spokesperson added.Impasse  Talks on the return of devolved government broke down last Wednesday with DUP leader Arlene Foster saying they had failed on the issue of the Irish language.Her statement was contradicted by Sinn Féin which said that an agreement had been reached but the DUP has not followed through on its commitment.Sinn Féin wants legislation which proposes protection of Irish as a minority language, a similar standing that the Welsh language has in Wales.Speaking this evening ahead of this evening’s meeting, McDonald said that Sinn Fein will provide the text of the agreement she says was agreed with the DUP to both governments and will also brief other parties on the same.“We are extremely disappointed that the DUP, having come so far, could not get this deal over the line. And so where we find ourselves now is a situation where all of the issues are still outstanding and need to be resolved,” McDonald told reporters outside Government Buildings in Dublin.McDonald added that there “cannot be a vacuum” and said she would asking Varadkar to push the British government on releasing fundings for legacy inquests.McDonald also said that direct rule “is not acceptable” and “is not on the table”:We need answers for those citizens who still do not have equality rights in terms of marriage and language rights and we’re saying very, very clearly that the inter-governmental conference must be convened as a matter of urgency.“Had the DUP been as good as their word, had they held their nerve, had they been prepared to lead we would now been meeting you to talk about the reestablishment of the institutions. We’re not at that place now, so direct rule is not on the table,” she added.Asked about Sinn Féin’s insistence on an Irish language act, McDonald said a proposal was agreed with the DUP that included other cultural provisions important to unionists.“We know we had very detailed deliberations with the DUP. We got to a point of agreeing a method that dealt with Acht na Gaeilge but that also looked more broadly to Ulster-Scots and to principles of inclusion and respect,” she said. McDonald is flanked my MLAs Conor Murphy and Michelle O’Neill. Source: TheJournal.ieDespite McDonald’s insistence that direct rules was “not on the table”, the DUP has this evening called for London to take decisions on Northern Ireland.In a statement, Foster says she has asked Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley to not only set a budget for Northern Ireland but to “take key decisions” about infrastructure and services.“Frontline staff have been living hand to mouth for too long. The Northern Ireland people deserve better,” Foster said today following a phone conversation with Bradley.School principals, hospital managers and infrastructure planners have been in limbo for months unsure of budgets and unable to get ministerial direction. I am not prepared to allow this to continue. Decisions need to be taken.Foster added that she does not want direct rule and remains committed to a government in Northern Ireland “but not at any price”.- With reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeksRead: ‘I was in mortgage arrears – so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord’last_img read more


first_imgUn dauphin s’échoue sur une plage de la MancheDimanche en fin de matinée, la marée a déposé sur le sable de la plage de Hérel dans la Manche, un cadavre de dauphin. D’après son aspect, celui-ci était mort depuis plusieurs jours. C’est un spectacle peu joyeux qu’ont pu observer des promeneurs et amateurs de course à pied le lendemain du réveillon. En se promenant sur la plage de Hérel à Granville, ceux-ci ont découvert gisant sur le sable le cadavre d’un dauphin. À lire aussiL’échouage de 160 dauphins fait craindre la survenue d’un nouveau séisme au JaponVraisemblablement mort depuis plusieurs jours, le mammifère a été déposé dans la matinée par la marée et présentait un état de dégradation avancé. Seuls sa queue, son dos, sa nageoire dorsale et son bec étaient encore recouverts de peau, le reste montrant de la chair rose et nue.Au vu de la taille du dauphin (1,70 mètres) et de son aspect, il pourrait s’agir d’un dauphin commun, espèce observée dans la Manche et dont les individus adultes atteignent généralement les 2 mètres, rappelle le site de la ville de Granville. Mais on ignore encore tout de la raison de la mort du mammifère. Le 2 janvier 2012 à 09:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_img Sandals Foundation to the rescue for Dominica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Aug 2015 – Danny is dead. No trace of the storm which last week was at its worst, a category three hurricane and which yesterday was a Tropical Storm. Two systems are being monitored in the Atlantic; one late last night evolved to being Erika, a fast moving Tropical Storm moving west at 20 mph… the other still at a low chance for developing. Update on the Tropics; System forecast to strengthen Hurricane Joaquin damaging and costly to TCI Recommended for you Related Items:danny, erika, tropical stormlast_img read more


first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Family and friends gathered for a memorial, Wednesday night, to remember a man who died from gunfire earlier in the day.The candlelight vigil was held for the victim who was gunned down by a shooter who aimed at the car he was in, early Wednesday morning.The vigil took place in the area where the victim was shot, along Southwest 27th Lane and 37th Avenue. He was driving a black Honda at the time when the shooter took aim and fired at him.His car could be seen riddled with bullet holes as it was towed away.Friends of the victim are shocked to know he’s gone. “I don’t understand why,” said Deby Lopez. “No reason. There’s no reason. He’s friends with everybody. Everybody’s friends with him. I wouldn’t’ have any clue who would want to hurt him.”Police are searching for any leads to find the shooter.If you have any information on this fatal shooting, 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


first_img 2019 movies to geek out over 1 Tags More Cheetos KFC has a Cheetos sandwich and it’s extremely orange It’s crunch time for Cheetos pop-up restaurant Cheetos perfume, bronzer and hot pants embrace the orange $100,000 Harambe Cheeto sparks boom in silly-snack auctions Share your voice The creator of the spicy Cheetos will get his own movie thanks to Eva Longoria. Frito-Lay The inspiring story about the janitor who came up with the idea for Flamin’ Hot Cheetos will finally hit the big screen. Actor and director Eva Longoria (Devious Maids) is set to direct a Fox Searchlight movie about Flamin’ Hot Cheetos creator Richard Montanez. The movie entitled Flamin’ Hot will tell the tale of the son of a Mexican immigrant who grew up in a migrant labor camp in Southern California, and later came to work for Frito-Lay as a janitor.Inspired by flavors he loved as a kid, including his favorite street food snack of Elote (Mexican grilled corn with lime and chilli), Montanez took plain Cheetos home and experimented with putting chili powder on them.Montanez then took extra initiative and decided to pitch the product idea to the Frito-Lay CEO at the time, Roger Enrico. Montanez’s creation of super-spicy Cheetos impressed the CEO, and the rest is history. “Longoria reportedly beat out multiple directors for the job after impressing Franklin and Fox with her authentic approach to portraying Richard and (his wife) Judy Montanez’s inspiring story,” according to Deadline on Monday.Screenwriter Lewis Colick (October Sky) penned the script. DeVon Franklin (Woodlawn) will serve as producer with Samuel Rodriguez (Breakthrough) as the executive producer.No official details on casting or movie release date has been announced. Fox Searchlight didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Comment 77 Photos TV and Movieslast_img read more


first_imgWith the U.S. House and Senate on break, Alaskans alarmed by the Trump White House are pressuring the state’s Congressional delegation for a town hall meeting in the Anchorage area. Their push doesn’t seem to be having the desired effect.Listen nowAnchorage retiree Donna Marie said she doesn’t usually get involved in politics like this.“I think the last time I knocked on doors for a candidate it was Jimmy Carter,” Marie said.Donna Marie says the constituent town hall she’s organizing will go on, even if no member of the congressional delegation comes to listen. (Photo: Liz Ruskin/APM)But the presidential election, the way it exposed deep rifts in society, and Marie’s concerns for health care and the environment, have activated her.“Everybody online was talking about we need a town hall, we need a town hall, but nobody was doing anything about it,” Marie said.So Marie issued a Facebook invite for an organizing meeting. She said about 30 people have pitched in, though not all at once. A handful met last week at a tea shop in midtown Anchorage.They’ve rented Room 117 at Rasmuson Hall, and Marie said their town hall is happening, Wednesday evening at UAA, even if there are three empty seats behind the name cards for Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young.Organizers have posters up around Anchorage. Photo: Josh Edge/APMIn the meantime, they’re wrestling with the basics of organizing, like managing email lists, and deciding whether they should have a Facebook page or a website.“We’re learning as we go. None of us are paid operatives,” says one participant in the meeting.“Most of us have never done anything before,” another said.“We’re just people.”“Yeah, people on a mission.”The new activists consult national progressive websites like Indivisible and Moveon.org, which advise adopting the tactics Tea Party conservatives deployed a few years ago, this time to resist President Trump’s agenda. And like dissatisfied voters in Congressional districts around the country, these Alaskans feel like their Congressional delegation is dodging them.“Oh, no. Absolutely not,” Mike Anderson, spokesman for Sen. Dan Sullivan, said. “Sen. Sullivan very much values connecting with constituents and hearing from his fellow Alaskans. Large group, small, what have you.”The senator spent the first week of the two-week recess training with his Marine Reserve unit in North Carolina. Now that Sullivan is in Alaska, Anderson said Sullivan is meeting with as many constituents as possible.“He’ll be visiting six different communities in Alaska: Deadhorse, Barrow, Wainwright, Anchorage, Homer and Kenai,” Anderson said.Sullivan can’t go to the town hall at UAA on Wednesday because his flight from the North Slope arrives too late, Anderson said, but he notes that Alaskans who want to talk to Sullivan have lots of ways to contact him, online and off.Democratic Party Chairwoman Casey Steinau is among those calling on the delegation to hold a public meeting where anyone can come, though neither she nor the party are involved in Marie’s organizing effort.Steinau said Alaskans want to tell their members of Congress they’re displeased with, for instance, the votes the three took to repeal Internet privacy rules, and they want to do it in large groups, to show the power behind their voices. Besides, Steinau said a public meeting is more efficient.“When somebody is in a room full of 200 people, and that person says, you know, ‘we have a real problem with selling our private information without our permission,’ and 200 people say ‘here, here!”‘ or ‘yes, I agree,’ well, then they don’t have to have that meeting 200 times,” Steinau said. “They only have to have it once.”Casey Steinau chairs the Alaska Democratic Party. Photo: Liz Ruskin – APMTo highlight the lack of town halls, the Alaska Democratic Party put “Wanted” posters of the delegation on its Facebook page. Young responded by posting a photo of the congressman facing constituents in Petersburg and the message “Nice try! Great meetings across the state.”Young is scheduled to speak Wednesday at the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce.Murkowski spokeswoman Karina Peterson said her boss has a full slate of appointments with people who requested meetings well in advance, and she didn’t know of any meetings in Anchorage open to the public.If any member of the delegation comes to the town hall at UAA, Donna Marie said she and other organizers are working to ensure it won’t be a shouting match. They plan to issue red and green cards, so the audience can signal their position quietly. She also said the public will have a chance to speak, regardless of who is there to listen. And, Marie said if the evening goes well, they’ll hold another town hall the next time Congress goes on break.last_img read more


first_imgVenu Srinivasan, chairman, Sundaram-Clayton and TVS Motor Company, and Ajay Piramal, chairman, Piramal Group and the Shriram Group, have been appointed as non-executive directors of Tata Sons with effect from Thursday. Srinivasan has served as the president of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for the year 2009-10, president of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) for the period 1999-2001 and chairman of the National Safety Council, Government of India.Srinivasan has an engineering degree from the College of Engineering, Chennai, and a master’s degree in management from Purdue University.Ajay Piramal has been as a member of Harvard Business School’s Board of Dean’s Advisors and was the former chairman of the board of governors of IIT Indore. He served on the board of State Bank of India and was a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Trade and Industry. Tata Sons is the holding company of the Tata Group, which has interests in many sectors.last_img read more


first_img-A station master was temporarily suspended in Sirajganj on Wednesday night as ruling Bangladesh Awami League MP Tanvir Imam fell down while getting out of a running train on Monday, reports UNB.According to locals, on 4 September, Tanvir Imam, MP for Sirajganj-4 constituency, was getting out of the running Dhaka-bound train Chitra Express after seeing off his wife when he slipped.Later, he was taken to the Station Master’s room for primary treatment where his supporters started beating Abdul Baten, the assistant station master leaving him with a broken hand, said Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Pakshi, Ashim Kumar Talukder.After that, on Wednesday night station master Shamsul Alam was temporarily suspended and a two-member committee was formed to investigate the incidents, added the DRM.When asked, MP Tanvir, denying the fact of beating the assistant station master, said, the station master is lying to protect himself.However, the suspended station master said if it was notified that the MP or his wife will get off, then the train could have been stopped for a while.last_img read more


first_imgVideo Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/19115247/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-19-at-11.34.53-AM.mp400:0000:0006:28Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Members of The Metropolitan Organization (TMO) are asking Harris County Judge Ed Emmett to do something to open an additional site for Harvey victims who need to apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as D-SNAP.The current location to sign up is Deussen Park, in northeast Harris County.Several TMO members met with Emmett at his office in downtown Houston on Thursday morning to ask him for an additional site.“We are really concerned about people standing in long lines,” noted Reverend Rhenel Johnson, of the St. Andrews United Methodist Church, after the meeting.Johnson added that “this is an unprecedented situation” and Father Albert Zanatta, of the catholic Assumption Parish, said the Greenspoint area is one of the suggested additional sites TMO has thought of.Judge Emmett said he has proposed several sites to the state of Texas, which manages D-SNAP —a program funded by the federal government— but the state has only approved the location set up at Deussen Park.The deadline to apply for D-SNAP in Harris County is tomorrow, Friday October 20th, at 7:00 p.m. and Emmett added state officials have told him they will not extend it.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/19122401/WhatsApp-Video-2017-10-19-at-12.15.41-PM.mp400:0000:0006:28Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Sharelast_img read more


first_img6. Carolina Panthers – Colin still likes the Panthers at 6, even though Cam Newton hasn’t played well at home, where he’s 1-2 with a 59.1 completion %, 1 touchdown, 6 interceptions, and a 55.6 passer rating. Away from home he’s 3-0 and completing 71.3% of his passes with 8 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, and a 122.9 passer rating.The Panthers defense also hasn’t intercepted a pass in 4 games while allowing 10 passing touchdowns and an opposing quarterback passer rating of 111.1. They’re also allowing 29 points per game in that span. Even if Cam is inconsistent, Colin still likes the Panthers. 3. Seattle Seahawks – The Seahawks have forced 7 Turnovers over their last 2 games (2-0 in those games), and have the best red zone Defense (23.1%) in the NFL.  Russell Wilson has been running for his life – only Carson Palmer has taken more hits this year – but he’s completing 50% of his passes when pressured.Colin still loves Wilson, Pete Carroll and their organizational structure. They always play fast and physical. Philadelphia Eagles – Colin picked them to win the NFC East, and the Eagles look better than even he expected. They’re the only team in NFL ranking in the Top 5 in rushing offense and defense, and lead the league in rushing defense (65.7 ypg) and 3rd down offense. Offensively, they lead the NFL in time of possession, 3rd down conversion percentage (50.6%), and Carson Wentz’s 13 passing touchdowns are tied for second most in the NFL.Colin thinks Wentz has superstar potential, and he loves the Eagles up front on both sides of the ball. The Eagles are for real and grab the top spot. 9. Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers sneak back into the hierarchy a week after their disastrous loss to the Jags. Colin isn’t as high on Pittsburgh as some, but they have the 2nd most sacks in the NFL (20), and have averaged 397.0 YPG over their last 3 games after averaging just 302.3 YPG over their 1st 3. They’re starting to lean on Le’veon Bell, who’s had 2 games of 30+ carries and 150+ rushing in two of his last 3.Colin still doesn’t like the drama, and that they look like a different team on the road, but good enough for 9. 7. Denver Broncos – The Broncos drop down after getting manhandled by a struggling Giants team on Sunday Night. Denver’s defense is allowing the 2nd fewest yards per play in the NFL, but they’ve lost both games when they’ve allowed more than 21 points. Trevor Siemian has limitations, hasn’t played well on the road, and isn’t going to win any shootouts.In their 3 wins, Broncos average 35.7 rushes per game and 153.7 ypg. In their 2 losses, 20 rushes per game and 78.5 ypg. Denver is solid but still has offensive limitations. 8. Minnesota Vikings – Minnesota can’t catch a break with injuries, but they’re defense has been overwhelming. They’re the only team ranked in the Top 5 in 3rd down defense (25.0%, 1st) and red zone defense (37.5%, 4th). They’re also the only team in the NFC ranked in the Top 5 in scoring defense (17.2, 5th) and total defense (295.5, 5th).With Dalvin Cook out for the year, they’ve still been able to run the ball with Jerick McKinnon, who’s averaged 21.5 touches, and 122.5 ypg, to go along with 3 TD’s since Week 5.  Colin loves the roster and thinks they’ll still be a playoff team with Case Keenum, despite all their injuries. They still lead the NFL in Scoring Offense (29.8 ppg), are 4-0 when scoring 21 or more points – 0-2 with 20 or fewer – and have 7 different defensive players with multiple sacks (most in the NFL). Jared Goff has struggled his last 2 games, completing just 48.5% of his passes for barely 6 yards/pass with 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions and a passer rating of 60.4. The Rams as strong a 10th ranked team as Colin has had in his rankings. He wouldn’t be surprised to see them move up as the season progresses.center_img Advertisement 4. New England Patriots – The Patriots 4 different players with 20+ catches and 300+ receiving yards is the most in the NFL, and last week was the first week since Week 17, last year, that Tom Brady wasn’t sacked.Despite having allowed at least 400 yards in all 6 games, and becoming the only team in NFL history to allow a 300-yard passer in their first 6 games, the Patriots have allowed less than 20 points in each of their last 2. Belichick will coach up the defense as the season progresses, but they still don’t have a pass rush. Still good enough for 6. 2. Kansas City Chiefs – The Chiefs drop out of the top spot after several weeks following a disappointing loss to the Steelers, where many of the flaws some said had disappeared, reappeared. They’re still 2nd in total offense (387.0 ypg), and 4th in rushing offense (134.8 ypg). Alex Smith is first in completion percentage (72.9), and third in passing yards per game (272.8). Star rookie Kareem Hunt leads the league in rushing yards (630), and scrimmage yards per game (147.5).The Chiefs have the best overall roster in the NFL, but can Smith get it done when the weather gets cold and the playoffs start? Colin will believe it when he sees sit. Every Tuesday during the NFL season, Colin puts out his Herd Hierarchy NFL power rankings, and there’s plenty of movement after Week 6.This week, the Steelers and Vikings move back into the Top 10; the Saints make their first appearance of the year; the Packers and the Cowboys drop out; and there’s a new #1.Here are his Top 10 teams after Week 6:10. Los Angeles Rams – The Rams won on the road in Jacksonville, but Colin still drops them in the ranking because they’ve become inconsistent on 3rd downs and in the red zone. 5. New Orleans Saints – The Saints make their first appearance of the year at 5 after winning three in a row. The New Orleans defense has been a joke in years past, but they’ve got 9 takeaways in their last 3 games, and allowing less than 5 yards a play during that stretch.They’ve also committed to the run, averaging 30.6 rushing attempts, 142.7 yards pergame,with 3 touchdowns during the streak. Drew Brees can still get it done, and finally it looks like he has some help.last_img read more


first_imgNeed a bit more space for all your digital treasures? How about 2TB’s worth? Walmart currently has the Seagate 2TB BACKUP USB 3.0 PLUS on sale for $59.99. That’s $30 off and the best price we’ve seen for Seagate’s external hard drive. (If you can wait a few days, you’ll likely find some external hard drives on sale during the upcoming Amazon Prime Day).MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/seagate-2tb-portable-drive-for-59?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 MORE: 6 Cheap External Hard Drives (Under $60), Ranked Best to WorstThe slim external hard drive includes 2 TB of storage, USB 3.0 connectivity, and a 2-year warranty. Alternatively, you can get the Seagate 4 TB backup on sale for $88.99 (also $30 off). It packs double the storage, includes a 2-month free trial of Adobe CC Photography, and plays nicely with both Mac and PC. Just keep in mind that the 4TB is limited to a black casing as opposed to the vibrant color options available for the 2TB.The 2 TB hard drive will hold an estimated 1,333,000 photos, 571,000 songs or 1,050 hours of HD video. Gamers can install about 40 games based on an average installation size of 50 GB. While these hard drives will work with gaming consoles, they’ll need to be formatted in order to be recognized by your system of choice.Best External Hard Drive Deals in July | Tom’s Guide Hunter Fenollol is Laptop’s editorial intern, where he covers the latest industry news and products. With a public relations degree from Long Island University, Hunter worked as a publicity specialist for independent game companies prior to joining the team. When he’s not working, you can find Hunter catching some sun at the beach with friends, babysitting his two little sisters or playing the latest video games. Hunter Fenollol, on Hunter Fenollol, center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoForbes.comTV Shows That Premiered in 2018 & Are Worth Catching up OnForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndo247 SportsThe Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019, Ranked247 SportsUndoAdvertisement Author Biolast_img read more


first_imgOLALA has discounted some of its best products including a 10,000mAh power bank with a built-in Lightning cable, an iOS compatible flash drive as well as a Lightning cable that is a meter in length.Grab a Piece of High-End Tech from OLALA Discounted by Up to 70%There’s no shortage of good stuff in the world of tech and OLALA know what’s up when it conjures up accessories for devices like the iPhone or iPad. Today, they have shared a set of deals which we just couldn’t resist and it includes a power bank, iOS flash drive as well as a Lightning cable.The first product on discount is a 10,000mAh power bank which is good for several recharges if you have an iPhone. It features a built-in Lightning cable which means that you have one less cable to worry about when you’re out and about.OLALA 10,000mAh Portable Charger with Lightning Cable – Was $36.99, Now just $18.5 with code 1OLALA50Looking for a flash drive for your iOS device? Then look no further than this one from OLALA. It has a Lightning connector as well a regular USB-A port, allowing you to move files between different platforms without breaking a sweat.OLALA 64GB 2-in-1 Memory Stick for iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac – Was $42.99, Now just $21.5 with code 50OFFOLALALast but not the least, OALA has discounted a Lightning cable as well which is 1 meter in length, making it ideal for places like a car, work desk and more. It’s MFi-certified meaning that it even has Apple’s seal of approval. What more do you want?OLALA 3.3-feet/1 meter Lightning Cable for iPhone and iPad – Was $11.99, Now just $3.59 using code 70OLALA1 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more


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