first_imgFormer Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur has tendered fresh unconditional apology in the Supreme Court for filing a false affidavit in connection with a contempt case against him.The three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Dipak Misra and comprising of Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud, had earlier asked the former president of the BCCI to tender fresh unconditional apology.On June 27, Justice R.M. Lodha Committee’s recommendations, mandated by the Supreme Court, was to be made effective when members of the Indian cricket board decided to appoint fresh committee to see how quickly the principal order of Supreme Court can be implemented.The apex court passed its verdict on July 18, 2016 accepting the majority of the reforms suggested by the three-member panel, headed by Justice Lodha.On April 17, Thakur filed his reply before the apex court in connection with a contempt notice served against him for filing a false affidavit in the top court.The apex court had granted relief to Thakur and had exempted his personal appearance in the court till the next date of hearing.Thakur tendered an unconditional apology to the apex court in connection with his initiation of contempt proceedings case.The apex court, on January 2, issued a notice to Thakur seeking an explanation as to why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him.The court had sought a reply from Thakur regarding perjury charges levelled against him by the amicus curiae Gopal Subramanian.advertisementThe court had also removed Thakur and Ajay Shirke from their respective posts of BCCI president and board secretary for their failure to bring transparency and accountability to the Indian cricket board and their non-compliance of the court’s July 18, 2016 order.On December 15, the Supreme Court court had observed that Thakur, prima facie, appears to have committed matter of perjury in relation to demanding an intervention via a letter from the International Cricket Council ( ICC) in order to sidestep the implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations.The top court also asked the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) to give an undertaking to the new cricket body, Committee of Administrators (CoA), stating that it would follow and implement the Lodha Committee recommendations.A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and A. M. Khanwilkar, while hearing the arguments from the amicus curiae and BCCI counsel Kapil Sibbal, said that it would be only after the DDCA submits the undertaking that funds for its day-to-day functioning would be released.On January 30, the apex court had appointed a new four-member BCCI panel of administrators led by Vinod Rai, along with noted historian Ramachandra Guha, managing director of IDFC Limited Vikram Limaye and former captain of the women’s cricket team Diana Edulji as other administrators.They will function as the new interim bosses of the BCCI and run the day-to-day administration of the BCCI till the Justice (retd.) R.M. Lodha-led recommendations are fully implemented and elections are held.last_img read more

first_imgWhen the score got out of hand in Oklahoma State’s 59-24 victory against Tulsa on Thursday night, Kirk Tucker entered at star linebacker, not Kenneth Edison-McGruder and not Calvin Bundage.That was fine, but Bundage hadn’t played at all in the second half while the starters were still in. Bundage took a blow to the head. He entered and passed the concussion protocol but did not come back. Edison-McGruder, who splits reps with Bundage, said his running mate is fine.“Everything is great,” Edison-McGruder said. “Everything is great with Calvin. Everything is great with the whole defense. We’re ready to fly around next week.” Bundage, despite playing just one half, had a solid game in the win. He finished with three tackles and seemed to be all over the field. He was even involved in several blitz packages defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer dialed up.We fully expect Bundage to play as well as he was listed on the depth chart, and Mike Gundy did not say otherwise in his weekly press conference.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights He further proposed that incentives, such as expungement of records, should be facilitated in “appropriate circumstances”.For her part, Government Senator, Saphire Longmore, said the Act will engender restoration of faith in the justice system, as “when cases languish, individuals suffer, families suffer, communities suffer and the nation suffers”.In his contribution, Leader of Opposition Business, Mark Golding, said the Act will serve as a tool to law-enforcement officers in fighting organised crime.Mr. Golding used the United States as an example where, he says, 90 per cent of cases are dealt with using plea bargaining, and less than 10 per cent of the cases go to trial.He said the Act will encourage persons to admit guilt with the hope of receiving a lesser sentence.However, he argued that other mechanisms to support the justice system need to be put in place to ensure that persons may admit guilt.“Unless we have that in place, plea bargaining won’t be as attractive an option for an accused person, because if persons can take their chances with a system fraught with delay, then why are they going to enter into a plea and face the assurance of some time, as opposed to the possibility of getting off scot-free if the case can be dragged on for years and years,” he said.The Bill was passed in the House of Representatives earlier this year with 11 amendments.Debate on the Bill was suspended until a date to be determined. Debate on the Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act, 2017, which provides for a system of plea bargaining for persons who commit crimes, was suspended in the Senate on Friday, May 26.Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, explained that this was due to concerns raised by Senators on certain sections of the Bill.“There are suggestions that we will take on board and suggestions that we are not likely to take on board. There are several matters that can be cleared up, and, I think, in the interest of justice and, of course, the best Bill possible emanating from this Senate, I am proposing to close this debate,” she said.She said the wide-ranging debate focuses on how systemic issues can be addressed with the criminal justice system.“The Bill seeks to implement, it seeks to find a balance, it seeks to include the voice of the victim, it seeks to ensure that an attorney is provided and, if not, that the person is recommended to legal aid,” the Minister said.The Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act, 2017 is intended to give accused persons the opportunity to offer a guilty plea in exchange for a lighter sentence.Piloting the Bill, Senator Johnson Smith, who is also Leader of Government Business, said the Act will serve as a measure to assist in the delivery of justice in a timely manner.She added that the legislation will assist in reducing the backlog of cases in the nation’s courts.Supporting the Bill, Government Senator, Charles Sinclair, proposed that an education campaign be undertaken so that Jamaicans can be educated on the benefits of the Act, adding that they will have a greater appreciation for it once they are informed. Debate on the Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act, 2017, which provides for a system of plea bargaining for persons who commit crimes, was suspended in the Senate on Friday, May 26.center_img The Bill was passed in the House of Representatives earlier this year with 11 amendments. Piloting the Bill, Senator Johnson Smith, who is also Leader of Government Business, said the Act will serve as a measure to assist in the delivery of justice in a timely manner.last_img read more

first_imgThe province is increasing surveillance at illegal dumping sites in an effort to reduce the amount of dangerous and unsightly garbage and debris on Crown land. In many cases, illegal dumps on Crown land contain hazardous materials that can be harmful to the environment, wildlife and people who come in contact with the sites. The clean-up of these materials can often be costly and time-consuming. “Illegal dumping on Crown land has always been an issue, but it appears to be occurring more frequently in recent years,” said Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell. “This is an offence that could easily be avoided by disposing of items in a routine municipal waste collection, bringing them to a municipal landfill, or by recycling or composting.” The Department of Natural Resources will continue to educate the public about legal garbage disposal methods. The department will also install hidden video cameras to collect evidence of anyone involved in illegal dumping on Crown land. Under the Crown Land Act, the offence can result in a fine of up to $2,000, six months in jail, or both. Nova Scotians are asked to help discourage illegal dumping by reporting incidents to local Department of Natural Resources offices during regular business hours. After hours, on weekends and holidays, call toll free 1-800-565-2224.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Railways on Tuesday clarified that the letters sent to zonal offices to identify employees above the age of 55 years and those who have completed 30 years in service were for a “routine” performance review. The clarification came amid speculation that the national transporter was in the midst of compulsorily retiring a sizeable number of its employees. This review, the Railways said in a statement, was laid down by the Railway Establishment Code and was required to be conducted by the administration in “public interest”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “Letters have been issued to railway zones/production units merely by way of reiteration to conduct the routine review of performance of the railway employees in pursuance of service conditions,” the statement said. “It is a routine exercise which is required to be conducted by the administration in public interest and the same has been conducted in previous years as well. Any reference regarding the number of employees being retired under such rules is thus without any substance,” it added. The Railways said it had recruited approximately 1,84,262 employees in various categories during the period of 2014-2019. An exercise for the recruitment of 2,83,637 staffers is underway and examinations have already been conducted for 1,41,060 posts. The process shall be completed within the next two months, it said.last_img read more

first_imgPeshawar: Flash floods and landslides triggered by the monsoon rains have killed at least 18 people, including women and children, in northwest Pakistan, an official said on Sunday. At least 12 people were killed and over 22 others injured in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to flash floods, landslides and rain-related accidents, said a spokesman for the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA). Three people were killed each in Bajaur and Swat district. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US One person was killed each in Dir Lower, Buner, Malakand, Shangla, Aurakzai and Torghar districts, the spokesman said, adding that the deceased included two women and two children. In Chitral district, the colony setup for Chinese engineers working on Lawari tunnel was also inundated by flash floods, the official said. However, the engineers were evacuated to safer places. At least six people were killed when their vehicle fell in the Indus river in Kohistan district. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls The passengers were travelling from Gilgit to lower dir district for Eid vacations when they met the accident took place at Janchal area. Rains and snowfall often cause landslides and flash floods in northern Pakistan where millions live in mountainous areas. Last month, at least 28 people were killed in heavy rains and flash floods that wreaked havoc in the Neelum Valley in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.last_img read more

first_img Facebook The part you play in making the news is very important. Whether it is breaking news or a featured item, your contribution can make a difference.The Canadian Entertainment is fragmented … everyone has a story or event they would like to share.  While everyone is not on all social media platforms – the one thing 99% of the public has is … internet access.Use the eBOSS Canada platform to help spread your news – we will help you share your story to the industry (on all platforms).  You share, we share … and … we encourage our readers to share. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment HOW TO POST AN ARTICLEGo to the eBOSS Canada Home PageClick the POST AN ARTICLE Button (the Purple Button) – click to see sample pictureFill out the formUpload an imageViola!  That’s it!  🙂We will review your article(we do not proofread for errors)Once your article is approved … it wil appear online.Selected articles will be shared on the eBOSS Canada’s Social Media Platforms.HIRING CREW? CASTING A PRODUCTION?  CLICK HERE to post your Job/Casting NoticeHAVE AN UPCOMING EVENT? COURSE? WORKSHOP?  CLICK HERE to post your eventWANT TO PROMOTE YOUR COMPANY OR SERVICES?  CLICK HERE to add your Company or Services to the Industry Directory.LET US HELP YOU SPREAD THE WORDDon’t wait to be published – Post and Publish your story now Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgQUEBEC – The Trudeau government has told President Donald Trump he needs to get rid of the punishing U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum if there is any hope of successfully renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau said that message was communicated clearly to Trump during his meetings at the G7 leaders’ summit, which is wrapping up Saturday.Trudeau said he told Trump directly that Canadians “particularly did not take lightly the fact that it’s based on a national security reason” and held firm to the government’s threat of retaliation.“Canadians are polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around.”But Trump appeared to take Trudeau’s criticism personally, and denounced the prime minister hours after he departed the G7 summit on Saturday.“Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!,” the president wrote.Trump then called Trudeau “Very dishonest & weak” in a follow-up tweet.PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018It was not immediately clear where the new round of aggression would leave the two leaders and their mercurial attempts to find trade peace.Earlier while still in Quebec, Trump said he wants to make a deal on NAFTA, and he’s open to working with the current pact or striking separate agreements with Canada and Mexico — as long as they agree to renegotiate every five years.Canada wants a deal too, but Trudeau reiterated the government view that the U.S.’s proposed five-year sunset clause is a non-starter.Canada is now adding the tariffs to its list of deal breakers on NAFTA. Morneau said progress is being made, but more work needs to be done to conclude the negotiations.“We’re not going to be able to do that work under the threat of tariffs. And we’re not going to be able to do that work when our retaliatory tariffs, which are real, they’re significant,” Morneau said in a Saturday interview.The government announced it would impose more than $16.6-billion in retaliatory tariffs, effective July 1, on a variety of U.S. goods. Mexico and the European Union have also planned retaliatory tariff packages.Trump said that would be a bad idea.“If they retaliate, they’re making a mistake,” he said.“They do so much more business with us than we do with them … the numbers are so astronomically against them … we win that war a thousand times out of a thousand.”Trudeau said Canada wasn’t backing down.“I highlighted that it was not helping in our renegotiation of NAFTA and that it would be with regret, but it would be with absolute certainty and firmness that we move forward with retaliatory measures on July 1.”Trudeau and the other G7 leaders used their meeting to try to persuade Trump to abandon the tariffs, which affect all of America’s G7 allies.British Prime Minister Theresa May said the other G7 leaders registered their “deep disappointment at the unjustified decision by the U.S.” on its closest allies.“The loss of trade through tariffs undermines competition, reduces productivity and removes the incentive to innovate and ultimately makes everyone poorer,” she said.Once again, Trump emphasized that the days of the U.S. getting the short end of the stick in its trading relationships with the world were over under his watch.And he made clear that extends to the current deal the U.S. is renegotiating with its continental neighbours, Canada and Mexico.“We’re either going to have NAFTA in a better negotiated form or we’re going to have two deals,” the U.S. president said.But by insisting on re-negotiating every five years, Trump is diametrically opposed with Canada, which says the sunset clause would create perpetual uncertainty and harm long-term investment.Disagreement over the sunset clause was the deal breaker that scuttled a possible meeting between Trump and Trudeau in Washington late last month in an attempt to bring the NAFTA talks to a conclusion.Vice President Mike Pence told Trudeau he would have to agree to that before Trump would agree to meet him.Trudeau refused, and the meeting was off. But the lead ministers from both countries talked trade on the sidelines of the G7 leaders’ meeting on Friday.“On NAFTA we either leave it the way it is as a three-some deal with Canada, the United States and Mexico and change it very substantially — we’re talking about very big changes. Or we’re going to make a deal directly with Canada, directly with Mexico,” Trump said Saturday.“If a deal isn’t made, that would be a very bad thing for Canada and a very bad thing for Mexico. To United States, frankly, it would be a good thing but I’m not looking to do that. I’m not looking to play that game.”Trump repeated his criticism of Canada’s supply managed dairy industry, one of his favourite targets in Twitter posts, including this week prior to his arrival in Canada.Pierre Lampron, the president of Dairy Farmers of Canada, shot back at Trump’s claims about his industry.“President Trump is targeting the dairy sector because he wants to dump U.S. dairy into Canada,” Lampron told The Canadian Press, adding that Canada imports five times more dairy from the U.S. than it exports.“President Trump wants nothing less than wiping out Canadian dairy farming.”last_img read more

NEW YORK — JetBlue has taken down a poster of a convicted murderer that it had included as part of a Black History Month tribute at New York’s Kennedy Airport.The New York Post reports that the airline removed a poster paying tribute to Assata Shakur last month after being alerted via Twitter that Shakur is “a convicted cop killer.”Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, was convicted of murder for her role in a 1973 shootout that resulted in the death of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. She escaped from prison in 1979 and is living in Cuba.The poster noted that Shakur was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.A JetBlue spokesman says the poster was part of a “ready-made batch of posters” that the airline bought from a third party.___Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.comThe Associated Press read more

BERLIN — German factory orders, a leading indicator of the health of Europe’s biggest economy, increased unexpectedly strongly in June thanks to demand from outside the eurozone.The Economy Ministry said Tuesday that orders were up 2.5% compared with the previous month, when they were down 2%. Economists had expected a modest 0.4% increase. The figure for May was revised upward from the initial reading of a 2.2% drop.Second-quarter economic growth figures are due on Aug. 14. Germany’s economy is believed to have turned in a feeble performance in the March-June period after returning to growth in the winter.In June, orders from outside the 19-nation eurozone were up 8.6 per cent compared with the previous month. Orders from within Germany and from other eurozone countries both declined slightly.The Associated Press read more

During the meeting – co-chaired by Salahuddin Rabbani, Afghanistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and UNAMA chief Nicholas Haysom – participants agreed that procedures would be in line with the principles of Afghan national sovereignty, national leadership and national ownership. The three parties committed to a productive exercise and a positive outcome.“We must ensure that UNAMA’s mandate remains in line with the goals of the Transformation Decade,” said Mr. Rabbani in a UNAMA press release. “In doing so, we would also like to emphasize the concept of the ‘One UN’ approach to the activities and engagement of the UN in Afghanistan, to achieve greater integration and coordination.”Mr. Haysom affirmed that the UN welcomes the examination undertaken on behalf of the Secretary-General, adding: “The United Nations has been in Afghanistan for more than 50 years and is committed to improving the lives of Afghans.” “We have made significant strides in focussing our contribution in areas where we bring the most value,” said Mr. Haysom, who is also the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan. “This process will help us ensure that our involvement is even more focussed and effective, and aligned with Afghan priorities. Above all, our engagement in Afghanistan must serve to maximise the international community’s focus on and support for Afghanistan.”A detailed report on the result of the process will be presented to the Security Council, which mandated the review of UN operations, through the Secretary-General, ahead of its September debate on Afghanistan. The Council renewed UNAMA’s mandate on 16 March. read more

. “To keep famine at bay doesn’t mean to keep suffering at bay,” Mr. Guterres said at a high-level event on famine prevention and response, organized by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the World Bank. “So, millions and millions of people suffer, millions and millions of people are not food secure, and we have people dying at this very moment,” he added. The Secretary-General noted that since the call for action was issued in February, 60 per cent of the $4.9 billion required to cover urgent humanitarian operations has been received. Humanitarian agencies and their partners are reaching close to 30 million people each month with life-saving food, livelihood support, health, water and sanitation and nutrition assistance, he added. However, in each of the four countries, people’s needs have deepened since February. In South Sudan, 6 million people are now severely food insecure – an increase of one million, and more than half of the population. In Somalia, 3.1 million people are now unable to meet their daily food needs – an increase of 200,000 since the call to action. In Yemen, the scene of the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world, a staggering 17 million people are now food insecure, 6.8 million of whom are one step away from famine. And in north-eastern Nigeria, around 5.2 million people are severely food insecure and in need of emergency assistance. Of an estimated 450,000 children who will suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year, one in five is likely to die without specialized treatment. Unfortunately, despite the generosity of some donors, $1.8 billion is still urgently needed, and that figure is expected to increase by the end of the year, Mr. Guterres said. Humanitarian aid is saving lives, but a long-term solution depends on ending and preventing conflict, a most important factor behind these crises, he added. Also addressing the event was Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, who stated that global attention must remain fixed on the task of saving lives and investing together in the future as “the risk of famine has clearly not passed.” read more

UN Photo/Evan SchneiderSpecial Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Yanghee Lee (left) speaks to the press at the UN Headquarters in New York. To her left is Marzuki Darusman, the chair of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the country.Every relevant UN organ and entity ‘must act’ to end cycles of violence in MyanmarWhile in New York, the chair of the Fact-Finding Mission also appealed to the General Assembly to support preparations for prosecution during its current session.“We welcome the decision of the Human Rights Council to establish an Independent Mechanism to immediately begin preparing for prosecution and we call on the General Assembly to fully support it,” said Mr. Darusman.“If the cycles of violence are to be stopped and if the United Nations Charter is to have any meaning, every relevant [UN] organ and entity must act.”The final report of the Fact-Finding Mission was presented to the General Assembly on Tuesday.The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar was established by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, in March 2017, to look into the alleged human rights violations by military and security forces, and abuses, in Myanmar, in particular in Rakhine State.UN Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary, and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. UNHCR/Andrew McConnellRohingya refugees cross the Naf River (at the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar) to reach refugee camps in Bangladesh after fleeing their homes in Myanmar.Time to impose targeted, individual sanctions against top officialsMr. Darusman reiterated the call inside  the 15-member Council on Wednesday afternoon: “Unless impunity is addressed, violence and its associated atrocity crimes will continue to occur,” he said.The head of the Fact-Finding Mission also called on Council members to impose “targeted, individual sanctions” against those most responsible for serious crimes under international law, noting that the report identified six of Tatmadaw’s most senior Generals, with command responsibility for the “clearance operations” in Rakhine state, starting with its Commander-in-Chief. “They must cease to benefit from all international support, both intuitionally and personally. This includes an arms embargo on Myanmar and a prohibition of all transactions with Tatmadaw-affiliated enterprises,” he urged.Discussion over the Mission’s report went ahead after an objection on the subject was defeated by a vote of 9 in favour of the discussion, 3 against and 3 abstentions.Continuing harassment of human rights defenders and journalistsSpeaking alongside Mr. Darusman at the press conference, Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, called on the Security Council “to come together” and refer the country to the International Criminal Court (ICC) without any delay.She also said that harassment of lawyers, journalists and human rights defenders continues, and voiced concern over prevailing impunity in the country.The civilian Government in Myanmar “can do a lot” to address the situation, said Ms. Lee, adding: “but they are either tacitly or explicitly choosing not to do anything.” “Myanmar stands at a crossroads,” said Marzuki Darusman, the Chair of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the country, told journalists at the UN Headquarters, in New York, on Wednesday.It can choose to acknowledge the serious human rights violations and honour the call for accountability, or it can continue on its present path of self-destruction, he added.In September, the Fact-Finding Mission issued a hard-hitting report concluding that the widespread and systematic violence against Myanmar’s minority Muslim Rohingya community by the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s armed forces) and other security forces amounted to “the gravest crimes under international law.”Even now, atrocities continue to be committed in Myanmar, and the remaining Rohingya community continues to suffer … it is an ongoing genocide – Marzuki DarusmanMr. Darusman also spoke strongly against a “hardened position” adopted by the Myanmar Government, its “continued denials” and “attempts to shield itself [citing] national sovereignty” as the greatest obstacles to ensuing accountability, rule of law and respect for human rights in the country.That response by the Government “only strengthens the case” that the international community needs to act as “accountability cannot be expected from national processes”, he continued.In its report, the Fact-Finding Mission also called on the UN Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC), or to an ad hoc tribunal for investigations and prosecutions for the crimes. read more

first_img*sigh*8. Lick the spoonShutterstock.com9. Read Mallory Towers/Hardy BoysSeriesBookArtWikimedia Commons 10. Say “When I grow up I want to be…”When I grow up I want to be… Commander Hadfield of course (@Cmdr_Hadfield)11. Pretend the floor is lava12. Have a Disney/Pixar collectionImgur13. Roll down a hillFrom reader Tokidoll:Rolling down a hill and thinking you’ve gone miles down in a straight line but when you stop you realise you’ve only gone about 12 feet diagonally. You may also find yourself covered in grass. 20. Watch Les Pounder/Flickr/Creative Commons 6. Wear a onesie7. Avoid the cracksFrom reader Eileen McKenna:Walking all round tesco without stepping on a join in the tiles! Do it with the carpet tiles in the office too. I’m 53. SO WE’VE ALREADY established that there are some things you are never to old for.Laughing at ‘Muff, Co Donegal’ or building a cushion fort are high on the list, as is watching cartoons.We, with the help of some readers have now put together a comprehensive list.You will never ever be too old to:1. Kick through a massive pile of leaves(Only now that you’re a grown up you might have to rake them up again)Imgur 2. Play with LegoInSapphoWeTrust/Flickr/CreativeCommons3. Build a cushion fortLorena Cupcake/Flickr/Creative Commons 4. Laugh at fartsYouTube/AxonV25. Play the Amstrad vs Commadore 64 warcenter_img 14. Use eeny meeny miney mo to decide on somethingLanguid4/Flickr/Creative Commons 15.  Ditto rock paper scissorsAP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan16. Play in a boxDNAMichaud/Flickr/Creative Commons 17. Slide down the stairs in a sleeping bagFrom reader Joe Dangermouse:Going down the stairs head first in sleeping bags, good times.While Paddy Murphy took it a bit further:Sending your younger sister down the stairs – In a suitcase.18.  Have last night’s stamp on your handTindermill cards 19. Sliding on the floor in socksFrom reader Sam RhodesThings I’ve never grown out of: counting on my fingers and checking the wardrobe for monsters. Oh and I still ‘ski’ my wooden floors in my socks too. I’m 40. 21. Give yourself a bad frightWatch the Blair Witch Project at night with the curtains open. Go on.22. Give someone else a bad frightYouTube/JamesCCostello23. Have a go in a wheelbarrowFrom reader Jose:Came home from work one day last year to find the two daughters giving each other rides around the house in the wheelbarrow, they are both in their 20s.24. Yearn for Sylvanian FamiliesSaima/Flickr/Creative Commons25. Play your NES/SNES/Sega Megadrive/Gameboy etcTetrsdtx/Flcikr/Creative Commons26. Frubes, Dan Bars, Dip Dabs Wham bars and Mr. Freezes27. Colour inColoringForGrownUps.com28. Read Roald DahlHoneyBeeBooksBlog29. Riding your bike down a hillFrom reader Curry Chips:Going down a hill really fast on your bike, especially when you take your feet off the pedals and it feels like you’re flying. Can’t beat it :)Are there some things  you are never too old for?16 amazing songs from the nineties that you’ve forgotten>last_img read more

first_imgThe coalition was forced into an embarrassing climb-down this week, withdrawing would-be legislation on civil service contract workers just minutes after it had been submitted to Parliament. The incident looks likely to speed up Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s plans for a cabinet reshuffle.The amendment sought to stop contract workers whose agreements had ended from continuing to receive wages while they took legal action to make their positions permanent.It is estimated that more than 10,000 contract workers have appealed to the courts to extend their deals. They continue to receive their salaries, pending final rulings. In some cases, the process has already being going on for several years.Administrative Reform Minister Antonis Manitakis wanted to pass a law that would mean the contract workers would stop receiving their salaries once their employment ended.This amendment was included in a multi-bill submitted to Parliament and which has to be passed by the end of the week as part of Greece’s commitment to the troika.However, the legislation regarding contract workers angered Justice Minister Antonis Roupakiotis, who complained that he had not been consulted. The grievances were aired during a cabinet meeting yesterday, which led to the contentious amendment being withdrawn.The incident was a particular embarrassment for the coalition’s junior partner, Democratic Left, as Roupakiotis and Manitakis are both its candidates.Party leader Fotis Kouvelis is currently on a visit to Brussels, from where he suggested the legislation should cite a fixed time limit within which contract workers appeals should be heard.Kathimerini understands the clash makes it more likely Samaras will reshuffle the Cabinet after Easter. PASOK is willing to take a more active role in the government. It is thought the Socialists will put forward three or four prominent figures, while Democratic Left will add another two of its candidates to the Cabinet.Source: Kathimerini. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgTemperatures may have risen into the 80s last week, but that doesn’t mean the water is warm now.Brian Schlottmann, an environmental public health program manager with Clark County Public Health, said safety is his main current concern with the county’s bodies of water. Earlier this month, a 30-year-old Portland man fell out of his inner tube on the Washougal River, and hasn’t been found. He is presumed to have drowned.A 28-year-old woman he was with also was pulled out of her inner tube, but she was rescued and survived.Schlottmann said the combination of strong currents and water cold enough to shock swimmers has him concerned.“With what happened recently on the Washougal River, people need to be aware that water temperatures are still in the 50s,” Schlottmann said. “The Columbia River is right around 50 to 55 degrees. People need to be aware of how cold the temperature is. Even though the temperature is warm outside, the water is flowing fast. It’s still high. And oftentimes it’s still too cold to be in.”Rivers are still high from rain and snowmelt, and may be carrying debris. Public Health advises to not swim alone.Schlottmann said there are around 3,500 unintentional drownings in the U.S. each year. He said alcohol use and marijuana play a large role in that number. So does a lack awareness about the strength of Mother Nature. “It’s the same old thing. It’s not knowing the water you’re swimming in. It’s overestimating your swimming ability,” he said.Stay hydratedClark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick said that as climate change occurs, “we’re going to see more frequent hot days, record temperatures and prolonged heat spells.” Temperatures are expected to cool off this week, but the Northwest continues to break records with its temperatures.Melnick said it’s important to hydrate to beat heat, and it’s important to check on elderly neighbors. Public Health will let people know of public cooling stations on days when those are needed. He said a shopping mall can function as a cooling area if someone is in need.last_img read more

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, Sheri-kae McLeod Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 25, 2017 – Providenciales – An American tourist, from Alabama, remains in serious condition at a Florida hospital after he was robbed at gunpoint and shot on June 23 while vacationing with his family in Turks and Caicos.The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force responded to the shooting in the Grace Bay of Providenciales, at around 1:43 a.m on Friday.   The injured tourist, identified as Keven Newman, was transported to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center where he received treatment for a wound in the abdominal area.   He was then medically evacuated to the United States and admitted to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for further treatment.Newman remains in serious condition, according to police.No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, which detectives are treating as a robbery.   Police said they are following up on “active” inquiries to identify those responsible.Newman, who lives in Smiths Station in eastern Alabama, was on vacation in Turks and Caicos with his wife and son when he was shot.   According to his wife, Tiffany Newman, one bullet pierced his abdomen and exited through his back.“It caused damage to his liver, but the main issue was that it hit his inferior vena cava and right kidney vein,” Tiffany Newman said in a statement obtained by ABC News on Saturday.   “He lost a very large amount of blood, so he received lots of transfusions yesterday.   The surgeon also had to remove his right kidney, and his left kidney function is being monitored closely. ”Newman’s wife said he is “stable” but remains on a ventilator.   His kidney isn’t functioning well due to the loss of blood, but his treating physician is “confident” his condition will slowly return to normal, she said.“His vitals are better today and they are giving him excellent care,” she said in her statement.  “I am so thankful and relieved he is here!”, she told ABC News.Family members and friends have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to cover the steep cost of Newman’s medical expenses. Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance reportedly transported Newman for free “due to the emergent nature of the transport.”#magneticmedianews#touristshotintci STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM ON RECENT SHOOTING OF VISITOR Recommended for you Dionisio D’Aguilar Introduced As CTO’s New Chairman Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Usain Bolt is the Seventh Most Popular Athlete in the Worldlast_img read more

first_imgRoads at NW 27th Avenue, North and Southbound lanes, are closed between 36th Street and 41st Street due to a traffic fatality. Please seek alternate routes. More information to follow.— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) January 29, 2019As of 9:30 p.m., the southbound lanes of 27th Avenue have re-opened, but the northbound lanes remain closed, police said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Police are trying to determine if speed may have played a factor in the crash.7Skyforce hovered over the scene as police investigate what caused the fatal crash. NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after a passenger was killed in a crash in Northwest Miami-Dade.The incident occurred near Northwest 27th Avenue and 38th Street just after 2:30 p.m.Miami-Dade Fire rescue responded to the scene and found the female passenger had been ejected from a black sedan after it collided with a tractor trailer. She was pronounced dead at the scene, fire rescue said.Witnesses said the driver of the black sedan was traveling on 38th Street, tried to make a turn, careened with the tire of the tractor trailer and spun out, causing the ejection.“He made a right turn, and she was coming straight,” one witness said. “I guess she didn’t see him and ran into it. We ran out, and all we see was a car in smoke and fire.”An adult male has been transported to an area hospital in unknown condition.Miami-Dade Police have shut down 27th Avenue in both directions at Northwest 36th Street and 41st Street. last_img read more