Gurugram mosque structure ‘singled out’, says Nagrik Ekta Manch team

first_imgA day after the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) sealed a mosque in Sheetla Mata Colony in Gurugram, a Gurgaon Nagrik Ekta Manch team visited the area on Thursday and said that it was an obvious case of the structure being “singled out” for action.Independent filmmaker Rahul Roy, who visited the colony along with half-a-dozen members of the organisation, said there was construction going on around the mosque, but the MCG did not initiate action against them and it was, therefore, an “obvious” case of the religious structure being singled out for sealing. Mr. Roy said that earlier as well the administration had informally shut down several open spaces for offering Namaz in the city, and now they sealed the mosque after a controversy erupted over it a week ago. “Since the administration could do it under the garb of action against illegal construction, they planned to do it,” said Mr. Roy.He added that it would only embolden the Hindu outfits and create an atmosphere where they can cry about anything and get it done. Mr. Roy said the organisation members meet in the evening to decide the future course of action.Meanwhile, a large number of Muslims continued to sit on “dharna” outside the mosque as a mark of protest against the sealing. Wajid Khan Nehru Yuva Sangathan Welfare Society chairman Hazid Shahzad Khan said the community members would give a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner on the issue.The members of Sanyukt Hindu Sangarsh Samiti, conglomeration of local units of right-wing outfits, held a meeting during the day to welcome the action taken by the administration and demanded that holding of “dharna” near the sealed structure be not allowed as it could disturb the peace in the area. “It was an illegal structure being used to offer Namaz and a majority of the population had objection to it. We gave a complaint to the administration against use of loudspeakers a week ago and welcome the action initiated,” said Hindu Kranti Dal leader Rajiv Mittal.last_img read more

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors torch Phoenix Suns

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Russell Westbrook rebounds with triple-double as Thunder beat Mavs Deandre Ayton had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns, who have lost five of six. T.J Warren added 24 points and Devin Booker 20.Golden State led for all but 1 minute, 17 seconds of the first half, though the Suns stayed close early. The Warriors went ahead 39-31 on a 3 from Curry with 10 minutes to go in the second.Curry had 12 points in the second quarter and added a team-high nine rebounds for the game.The Suns scored the next eight points to tie it, and were even at 45 before the Warriors closed out the half on a 24-7 run.A 3 from Andre Iguodala, a layup and free throw from Jonas Jerebko and Iguodala’s pair of free throws gave the Warriors a 69-52 lead at the break.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives past Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — The Golden State Warriors needed until midway through the second quarter to find their rhythm against the West’s last-place team.Once they did, the NBA champions rolled to victory again.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golden State’s bench combined for 46 points, and drew praise from coach Steve Kerr.“I thought the second unit mid-second quarter changed the whole game,” Kerr said.TIP-INSWarriors: For the 10th time this season, the Warriors’ starting lineup was Durant, Green, Looney, Klay Thompson and Curry. They’re 6-4 with that group. … Curry has scored 30 or more points in 13 games this season. … The Warriors’ point total was the third-highest in a game this season.Suns: Backup C Richaun Holmes missed the game due to illness, the second game in which he’s not played this season. That opened up minutes for seldom-used Dragan Bender, who played for the first time since Dec. 17 and scored for the first time since Dec. 11, 10 games ago. … F Josh Jackson fouled out late in the third quarter and played only 14 minutes, his lowest total since Nov. 21. … C Eric Moreland made his Suns debut when entered the game in the fourth quarter. Moreland signed with Phoenix on Dec. 10.UP NEXTWarriors: Host Houston Thursday night.Suns: Host Philadelphia Wednesday night, the fourth game of a season-high seven straight at home. LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openingcenter_img MOST READ “There’s such a low margin for error when you play the champs,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said.Ayton’s hook shot with 6:19 left in the third quarter cut the Warriors’ lead to 82-72, but Golden State took control again. A 3 and two free throws from Durant gave the Warriors a 100-81 lead with 1:38 to play.“I thought we slowed them down and we beat them with our minds instead of just outrunning them,” Durant said. “Our offense and our talent just take over and we just made shots.”Quinn Cook knocked down a 3 just before the third-quarter buzzer for a 108-87 lead, and Curry’s two 3s early in the fourth quarter helped Golden State go up by 27 points.“They just turned it up,” Ayton said. “They got a lot of transition baskets, they got a lot of early stops and forced a lot of tough shots.”DEFENDING DEANDREThe Warriors, in the absence of a true big man, used starters Kevon Looney and Draymond Green plus Jordan Bell off the bench to guard the 7-foot-1 Ayton. No Golden State defender on Ayton was taller than 6-9.Bell was the most physical of the group and was rewarded with extended minutes. He blocked Ayton’s shot under the basket in the third quarter and at the other end by made all five shots he took for a season-high 10 points.“I just tried to get a little closer to the rim and wherever my man went, I just cut right behind him,” Bell said. “Tried to keep him (Ayton) off the offensive board. Tough, tough task to do that.”BENCH BLAST BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Stephen Curry scored 34 points and Kevin Durant added 25, leading the Warriors over the Phoenix Suns 132-109 on Monday night.The Warriors beat the Suns for the 17th straight time, including eight in a row in Phoenix.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionGolden State (25-13) was 14 for 28 on 3-pointers, with Curry going 5 of 9.“Pretty much the whole second quarter and beyond, we were just disciplined defensively and played with a purpose on offense,” Curry said. “Created good shots. It was a great night.” Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Time for official jersey retirement for Danny Ildefonso? His son, fans thinks so

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Four years since announcing his retirement, Ildefonso still managed to remind everyone why he’s one of the PBA’s greatest players as he suited up for the San Miguel Beermen’s legends team on Sunday night.Ildefonso played his first 15 seasons for the Beermen where he won eight titles, back-to-back season MVP awards in 2000 and 2001, two Finals MVP plums and five Best Player of the Conference honors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe played two more seasons for Meralco before he hung up his sneakers without any fanfare in 2015.Fast forward to today, Ildefonso is currently an assistant coach at Alaska and National University, where his two sons Shaun and Dave but seeing him back on the court prompted a realization from one of his children. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Read Next Shaun, the older among the two brothers, thinks it would be fitting for his dad to get a much-deserved jersey retirement.Who thinks Daddy I needs a proper jersey retirement? 🙋🏽‍♂️ https://t.co/nxIYf5HYRR— Shaun Ildefonso (@ShaunIldefonso) February 17, 2019Shaun’s tweet has been well received with many expectedly agreeing to his proposition.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter team up anew as PBA All-Star starters announced US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ The 42-year-old Ildefonso also mentored June Mar Fajardo in his final years with the San Miguel franchise and was instrumental in Fajardo’s transformation in becoming the most dominant player of his time with already a league record of five MVP trophies. Danny Ildefonso got the ball on the low block, backed down his defender, spun right before smoothly banking in a contested baseline fadeaway.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

‘Alexis feeling the pressure of failed Man City move’

first_imgArsenal Alexis feeling the pressure of failed Man City move, says Eboue Peter Hanson Last updated 1 year ago 01:07 11/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alexis Sanchez - cropped Getty Images Arsenal A. Sánchez Premier League The Chilean has struggled to find his best form so far this season, and a former Gunners player believes he knows why Alexis Sanchez has struggled after failing to secure a move from Arsenal to Manchester City but the Gunners must do what they can to keep him, according to Emmanuel Eboue.Chile forward Sanchez appeared destined to end his three-year stay at the Emirates Stadium by joining Premier League rivals Manchester City in the previous transfer window.However, Arsenal were not able to capture Thomas Lemar from Monaco, resulting in Sanchez remaining in north London. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Sanchez has found the going tough with just one goal in eight league appearances this term, while sixth-placed Arsenal are already 12 points adrift of swashbuckling leaders City.Eboue feels Sanchez’s quality is not in doubt, though.Alexis 23/20 to score v SpursThe former Gunners defender suggested Arsenal need to retain both the forward’s services and those of team-mate Mesut Ozil, whose contract is also up at the end of the season.”This year is hard. It’s hard for him because he wants to move, Arsenal kept him so he has a lot of pressure in his head,” he told DAZN.”Sanchez is a great player. Arsenal have to keep him, Ozil and Sanchez. Anything can happen in football.”November 13, 2004: What a game pic.twitter.com/24DVdmFY7C— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 13, 2017However, Eboue added that at Arsenal no player is bigger than the collective, and called for everyone to contribute.”At Arsenal they don’t have the two best players. All of them are the best. In the team we don’t have the same talent, everybody has their job to do on the pitch,” he added.”Ozil’s job is to make assists, the last pass, score goals, sometimes he can shoot, sometimes he can score.”Sanchez also passes but more goals. In his first year he scored a lot of goals.”At the end of last season, manager Arsene Wenger signed a new two-year deal despite growing discontent from Arsenal supporters at the Frenchman’s lengthy tenure.Arsene Wenger Arsenal 05112017A fifth-place finish and a Champions League battering at the hands of Bayern Munich added to their frustrations, and the Gunners have now gone 13 years without winning the Premier League title.But Eboue, while understanding the concerns of the fans, believes Wenger should be backed.”Arsene Wenger is like [Alex] Ferguson for Manchester United. I understand the fans, the fans want trophies, not only the FA Cup, they want the league,” he said.”I understand the fans because it’s been a long time since Arsenal won the league. I understand the fans but they have to know also that it’s not easy.”It’s not easy because now it’s not like before where the teams, when they come to play against Arsenal, they were scared before.”Now when everyone plays against Arsenal, they want to beat Arsenal because when you beat big teams, if you beat Arsenal, if you beat United, City or Chelsea, your week is good.”It’s hard for Arsene Wenger and the fans also. It’s very, very hard, but we have to give him a chance.”Give him a chance and we will see, but I’m always behind him. I’m always behind Arsenal, I’m always behind Wenger, because he took me like a son so I always support him.”last_img read more

Cannon Beach is magical

first_imgThe Oregon Coast is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in America. Moody beaches provide the backdrop to jutting sea stacks and wallowing waves. The seafood is the freshest you’ll find just about anywhere. For fans of the ocean, it’s a must-see sometime in your life.When we found out about Cannon Beach, Oregon, before embarking on a trip to the Pacific Northwest, one look was all it took to work it into our travel plans. Located a mere 90 minutes from Portland by car, you may recognize its sweeping scenery and the majestic Haystack Rock from The Goonies. It’s a charming beach town, whether you’re sunning there in the summer or prefer the chillier off-season winter weather. You should spend as much time as possible in Cannon Beach, but if you’re only passing through for 24 hours, these are the things you absolutely must work into your schedule.PLAYHaystack RockThis stunning sea stack is more than a picturesque photo op. Standing at 235 feet tall, Haystack Rock is a bird sanctuary in the summer and home to marine invertebrates all year long. Pay it a visit to check out all the activity in its surrounding tide pools and catch a glimpse of a nesting puffin if you’re lucky.Ecola State ParkBefore we did anything in Cannon Beach, we drove to the scenic outlook of Ecola State Park to take in the spectacular view. Along the park’s nine miles of coastline, you can hike, surf, picnic, explore tide pools, and experience the magnificent beauty of the Oregon Coast. Sea stacks and an abandoned lighthouse punctuate the sky. And keep your eyes peeled, you might spot deer or even whales as they migrate during the winter and spring months.EAT & DRINKPublic Coast Brewing“Beaches Forever. Beer for Everyone.” That’s the motto you’ll see splashed across the wall at Public Coast Brewing, a mural done by Portland-area artist Zach Yarrington. There’s something heartwarming about seeing those words after spending a day taking in Cannon Beach’s landscape—you immediately know you’re in good hands. Opened earlier this year by Ryan Snyder and chef-turned-brewer, Will Leroux, Public Coast features nine original beers on tap from a People’s Pale Ale to Uncle Fred’s German Wheat to Black Stack Stout. Every Friday, Leroux debuts a Flavor Keg, his weekly creation that’s included things like Rosemary IPA and Dried Cherry Stout in the past. Make sure you order some grub because the meal at Public Coast was one of the best we had in Oregon. Loaded burgers, crispy onion rings and juicy wings sit alongside lighter fare like locally caught fish tacos and hearty salads. Wash it all down with Leroux’s homemade root beer, served solo or with vanilla ice cream in a classic float.Wayfarer Restaurant & LoungeThis oceanfront restaurant boasts the best view in Cannon Beach, so it’s a great place to grab a meal while catching the sunset over Haystack Rock. Chef Josh Archibald focuses on letting Mother Nature shine, so fresh, sustainable ingredients always come out of his kitchen. Oregon seafood is the star of the menu with dishes like Pacific Razor clams, lightly breaded with a sesame coating and sautéed in butter, and Hazelnut-Seared Rex Sole. If you’re not a fan of the fishes, Wayfarer serves a dry aged bone-in rib eye that’s not to be missed, house-made ravioli, and plenty of soups and salads for those looking on the lighter side. And they’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner–so you have a few chances to experience a meal.Ecola Seafood Restaurant & MarketFisherman Jay Beckman and his family opened Ecola Seafood back in 1993 and have been serving locals and visitors ever since. Beckman has been fishing the Oregon coast for 40 years, so you can count on all the seafood here being line caught, wild, and the freshest in town. Stop in for King Chinook salmon or halibut to throw on the grill, or grab a snack of crab cocktail and salmon jerky.Pelican BrewingWe saw Pelican Brewing’s signature tap all throughout Portland, so we decided to stop into their new Cannon Beach brewery for a beer flight and snack. They opened just in time for the 2016 season and have been packing the house ever since. This location has a huge selection of their award-winning beers on draft, so we suggest trying more than one to taste the full spectrum of what they can do. Salads, burgers and flatbreads make for a great snack or meal whether you’re stopping by for happy hour or settling in for the night.Related: The ultimate Portland travel guideSLEEPSurfsand ResortSurfsand is more than just a hotel—no matter how long or how far you’ve been traveling, it feels like you’re home, if only for one night. The beachfront property has a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and Haystack Rock, which you can fully enjoy with cabana service and a nightly bonfire, complete with s’mores. We recommend booking a suite, available with one or two bedrooms, a large private balcony, and bathroom with soaking tub and rain shower. Most rooms come equipped with a gas fireplace and all include a microwave, mini fridge, and coffee maker. The indoor pool is massive—perfect for a rainy day or evening swim—and the sauna will help you relax after getting your workout in at the fitness center. On-site restaurant Wayfarer offers room service and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you don’t have to wander far for a good meal. But the best part about Surfsand Resort is the staff—friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable, they’ll help you get the most out of your stay in Cannon Beach.A huge thank you to Toyota for lending us this gorgeous 2016 Avalon that took us on our adventure from Portland to the Oregon Coast. The V6 engine is powered by 268 hp and 248 lb.-ft. of torque, but don’t let its power fool you—it gets an estimated 31 mpg on the highway and boasts an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle certification. Heated and cooled seats, wireless smartphone charging, and a touch screen display that puts navigation, weather and music at your fingertips let you customize every ride to suit your needs. Pair that with safety features like lane departure alert with steering assist, and you have one of the best cars of the year. We’re partial to the Ohh La La Rouge with matte black rims, but there’s a color for everyone.Photos courtesy of Max Schwartz, Surfsand Resort and Toyota Editors’ Recommendations The 5 Best Margarita Mixes to Stock Up On Right Now How to Make a Bee’s Knees Cocktail Stay Free on This Private Swedish Island to Work on Your Magnum Opus How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. last_img read more

Ponca Tribe scores win in fight to keep Iowa casino open

OMAHA, Neb. — The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has secured another win in its fight with Iowa and Nebraska to keep its newly opened casino in western Iowa.The National Indian Gaming Commission issued yet another ruling in favour of the tribe, saying on Wednesday that the tribe has the right to operate the Prairie Flower Casino on land it acquired in Carter Lake, Iowa.The $10 million Prairie Flower opened in November with 200 slot-style machines after the federal commission initially approved the tribe’s casino license in 2017, some 10 years after the tribe began its effort to open the casino.While the casino is technically in Iowa, it lies on the western side of the Missouri River and is surrounded by Omaha. The neighbouring city of Council Bluffs, Iowa — which already hosts three state-licensed casinos — and the states of Iowa and Nebraska sued to try to shut it down, with opponents in Iowa fearing it will siphon off gambling tax revenue and opponents in Nebraska fearing the casino could draw crime to Omaha.Unlike most other tribal casinos, the Prairie Flower wasn’t built on a reservation. The Ponca Tribe, which was forced to leave its homeland along the Missouri River in Nebraska by the U.S. government in the 1870s, has no reservation. The U.S. government terminated the tribe in the 1960s and took its remaining land as part of a policy that sought to abolish reservations and assimilate Native Americans into mainstream American society. The tribe regained its federal recognition in 1990, and most of its 4,500 members are spread over 15 counties in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.The lawsuit faults the federal commission’s decision to license the Prairie Flower, saying the tribe misrepresented its intentions when it initially announced plans for a health centre on the Carter Lake lot. In March, a federal judge overseeing the lawsuit ordered the commission to analyze whether that agreement should alter the commission’s 2017 conclusion that the Carter Lake lot constitutes restored tribal lands that are eligible under federal law for tribal casinos.The commission’s decision Wednesday confirmed that the agreement did not change its 2017 finding.“Since the parcel is within the aboriginal territory of the tribe and the tribe possesses modern connections to it, based on the geographic factor alone, the parcel is restored lands,” the commission said.The Iowa attorney general’s office said Thursday that it is reviewing the ruling and “considering our next steps.” Dick Wade, an attorney representing Council Bluffs, said the city intends to continue with the lawsuit to try to shut the Ponca casino down, but acknowledged that Wednesday’s ruling “has complicated things” for the plaintiffs.Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson had harsh words for the commission Thursday, saying the federal group’s decision was reached with no input from the involved parties and that it wrongly disregarded the tribe’s initial stated intentions to use the land for a health clinic. Peterson called on the U.S. Department of Interior and others at the federal level to review the work and governance of the commission.“Ultimately, this issue will be decided by the federal courts,” Peterson said.James Meggesto, an attorney for the tribe, believes there’s little to debate in light of the commission’s reaffirmation upholding the casino.“The decision effectively ends the legal battle in district court,” he said.Margery A. Beck, The Associated Press read more

Markets update

On the markets at 9:50 a.m. (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 34.52 points to 15,236.62.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 32.63 points to 21,996.55.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 2.06 points to 2,474.29.The Nasdaq composite index was up 9.02 points to 6,371.96.The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.58 cents US, down from Tuesday’s average price of 79.91 cents US.

President assures he will be impartial on the SAITM issue

He requested all medical students to engage in their studies without boycotting lectures. President Maithripala Sirisena says he will not allow any injustice to happen to the medical students of universities due to the SAITM Private Medical College in Malambe.“As the President of the country I am not partial to any party in this issue. I will bring justice to every student while being impartial. I will have discussions with all relevant parties and solve this problem through a reasonable program which everybody can accept,” he said. The President was addressing a public meeting held today in the Town Hall Playground in Thalawakele. He vested the new village Hutvilpura in Nuwara Eliya with public. “We cannot let the children who are to take over the future of the country, to be misled by groups with vested interests. The Government fulfill its responsibility to open the ways for the students to win the competitive world in a fair society,” the President stated.He said action will be taken to enhance the quality and standards of the free education by strengthening it by supplying the required facilities for all universities. He also pointed out on the importance to establish educational institutes with quality and standards to solve the problems of the students who are unable to enter into universities but are qualified for such education. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN and Tokyo 2020 leverage power of Olympic Games in global sustainable

Signing a Letter of Intent, on Wednesday, Alison Smale, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, said that the understanding will enable the two bodies to focus not only the accomplishments of the athletes, but also on how the event is managed, in innovative and responsible ways. Tokyo 2020 Chief Executive, Toshiro Muto signed on behalf of the organizers.“This is a great opportunity to leverage our platforms to begin conversations about the contributions of Tokyo 2020 to the implementation of SDGs and the power of the Olympic Games to promote peace and development worldwide,” she highlighted.The UN and organizers of Tokyo 2020 will work together to increase public awareness of the mutually beneficial links between the SDGs, sport and sporting events in Japan and in other countries, as well as focus on tangible efforts for specific Goals. read more

Nissan presses on with UK investment in £37 million plant expansion

Nissan is continuing its commitment to its UK manufacturing base by investing £37 million in expanding its Sunderland car production plant. The new investment will see the facility extended to cater for a new extra-large 5,200 tonne press line to support the ongoing UK production of the brand’s crossover and electric car models.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “This is great news for Nissan and its Sunderland workforce and follows more than £1 billion of fresh investment into UK vehicle production already announced this year. UK automotive is experiencing a renaissance and continued investments like this will help Britain build on its growing reputation for low carbon vehicle development. With commitment to both electric vehicles and crossovers, this is also an example of a manufacturer investing in two market segments which are seeing strong growth both in the UK and abroad.”The new press line and panel storage area will extend the current facility, taking its total size to over 362,000m2 – equivalent to more than 50 football pitches. The press will be the biggest at the Sunderland plant and make larger panels for all the Nissan vehicles manufactured there, as well as the two upcoming new Infiniti models.Nissan Senior Vice President for Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management in Europe, Colin Lawther, said, “Nearly three million customers have bought a Nissan crossover that was manufactured here in the UK, and the 33,000 Nissan LEAFs made here have helped it to become the best-selling electric vehicle in history.“This fresh investment is a clear signal of our intent to continue leading in these key areas for the Nissan brand, with our crossover and electric vehicle success founded on the exceptional quality and delivery standards achieved by our workforce here in Sunderland.”In addition to the £37 million investment, Nissan is also recruiting 300 new staff to support the production of the forthcoming new models. For more information and to apply, visit the Nissan Careers website.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Application deadline approaching for summer job funding

There may still be snow outside, but now’s the time for Brock employees to start thinking about summer — at least their summer hiring plans.Faculty and staff interested in hiring students for summer positions are encouraged to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs wage subsidy through a new internal process at Brock.In an effort to ensure applications receive the best consideration for funding, the offices of Government and Community Relations and Talent Acquisition will review each application against criteria set out by Canada Summer Jobs and provide feedback, if needed. Funding requests for positions within Brock University should be emailed to cdasummerjobs@brocku.ca by Monday, Jan. 22. They will then be centrally submitted to Service Canada in advance of the program deadline of Feb. 2. As in previous years, individual units will hear back directly from Service Canada regarding the status of their applications beginning in April.Brock employees interested in learning more about the Canada Summer Jobs program are encouraged to visit the Government of Canada’s website. Employees are also welcome to attend a Canada Summer Jobs information session hosted by the office of Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey Friday, Jan. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Welland City Hall Community Room. Advance registration is required.Through Canada Summer Jobs funding, Brock is able to support students financially and provide them with work experience that complements their education. read more

Kristin Gaspar on National Prescription Drug take back day

first_imgKristin Gaspar on National Prescription Drug take back day Posted: October 18, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Prescription drug take-back day is October 27th. At tomorrow’s Supervisor’s Board meeting Chairwoman Gaspar will be presenting a Board letter that will propose a partnership with County Health and Human Services, the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, Sheriff Gore, DA Stephan, The Safe Homes Coalition and the SD Association of Realtors.Their mission will be to educate families about the safe use, safe storage and proper disposal of prescription medications. In the last few years there has been a growing trend of theft of prescription medications during open houses so the focus will be on educating homeowners on the importance of locking up medications when other people are in your home. In the next few months, County staff will update the County’s Prescription Drug Abuse Plan and present it in March 2019.In March, 200 real estate professionals, community leaders, family members affected by overdose and addiction, and other dedicated volunteers have committed to knock on 50 doors each to directly touch 10,000 members of our community. This program breaks new ground by conducting the first ever countywide “precinct” walk to bring education directly to families and the community.Upon request, community members will be provided with a DEA-compliant, anonymous, pre-addressed postage-paid envelope that allows them to conveniently and easily dispose of medications otherwise sitting in their medicine cabinets. These medications will be received by a DEA-compliant disposal facility, where they will be weighed and then incinerated, eliminating these medications from the waste stream and providing metrics that allow us to measure the effectiveness of this campaign.According to the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy the latest estimates show that in 2017, more than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, most involving opioids like prescription pain medications, heroin and illicitly made fentanyl. These deaths outnumbered deaths caused by motor-vehicle crashes and they outnumbered deaths caused by suicide. For the second year in a row, overdose deaths were higher than the total number of American service members killed in the Vietnam War. October 18, 2018last_img read more

Southeastern Virginia Community Forges ahead to Mitigate Projected Rise in Sea Levels

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Hampton, Va., home of Langley AFB and the former Fort Monroe, is on the front lines of the battle against rising sea levels. Water levels in the Hampton Roads region are expected to rise by up to five feet, while the land sinks up to 7.5 inches, by 2100, a net rise which tops the rate of any place on the East Coast. But the city has taken multiple steps to prepare for one of the most conspicuous effects of climate change, reports the Washington Post.Hampton now requires first floors of new buildings to be three feet higher than the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirement. Officials also are considering installing pervious pavement for sidewalks and parking lots, which will allow standing water to drain into the ground slowly. The city purchased and demolished 18 frequently flooded homes before converting the tract into a large drainage area that also provides a marsh habitat for wildlife and native plants. A plan to elevate more than 35 homes, partially supported by FEMA, is under way as well. And over the next five years, the city is investing $26 million in water quality projects to slow erosion and reduce tidal surges.Next month, Hampton will release a plan for adding more resilient infrastructure to a waterway which leads from the James River to Langley AFB, in an effort to mitigate the impact of flooding throughout the city’s core.Washington Post photo by Vicki Cronis-Nohelast_img read more

One Take MØ On Kim Gordon Sonic Youth Denmark

first_img Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Email Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Lights MØ released her debut studio album, No Mythologies To Follow, in 2014 and since then she’s collaborated and performed with artists such as Iggy Azalea, Elliphant, Charlie XCX, and Diplo. Most recently, the 29-year-old released her second EP, When I Was Young, in fall 2017.In between her musical endeavors, MØ sat down with us to play One Take, GRAMMY.com’s video series featuring artists answering rapid-fire questions about music, life and everything in between in just one minute.In this installment, find out how many questions MØ can answer in 60 just seconds. You’ll learn her favorite place to listen to music, the best live show she’s ever seen and what she misses most about Denmark when she isn’t there, in addition to a lot of love for Kim Gordon and Sonic Youth. Watch One Take With Afrojack The Danish pop singer/songwriter dishes new intel during our One Take challenge, including her bucket-list artist collaboration, favorite place to listen to music and moreRenée FabianGRAMMYs Mar 7, 2018 – 2:50 pm Remember that arresting voice in Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s Top 5 hit “Lean On” that delivered the dance tune’s melody? So do we: It was Danish singer/songwriter/producer MØ. One Take With Grupo Fantasma One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch One Take With Marian Hill Prev Next One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With MØ one-take-m%C3%B8-kim-gordon-sonic-youth-denmark Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Demo Taped Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch One Take With Logic Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch One Take With Afrojack One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With The Mrs Watch One Take With Nick Cannon One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take: MØ On Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth & Denmark Twitter Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With The Mrscenter_img Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Facebook Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Superfruit One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley Watch One Take With Superfruit One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With The Mrs One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Producer Greg Wells NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Mar 7, 2018 – 2:49 pm Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take With Amber Rubarth News last_img read more

GOP Candidates for US Senate Debate Abortion Social Issues

first_imgRepublican Senate candidates debate social issuesThe three Republicans vying to run against U.S. Sen. Mark Begich met today in an Eagle River church to debate social issues in a forum sponsored by Alaska Family Action. All three took anti-abortion, conservative positions but, judging by the applause, this was Joe Miller’s crowd.Download AudioMiller doesn’t believe in exceptions to an abortion ban, even when a woman becomes pregnant as a result  rape or incest.“This is the barometer of ‘We the people,’” he said. “Are we going to protect the most defenseless, or are we going to give platitudes?”The audience at Community Covenant Church cheered and applauded.Mead Treadwell says the issue is personal with him.“My mom got pregnant in college. Abortion was available then, but I stand in front of you today because mom and dad chose life, and I thank god every day that she did,” Treadwell said.Treadwell says abortion should only be allowed if both the mother and baby would otherwise die. Dan Sullivan says he would allow a rape and incest exception.“That does not mean I’m supportive of abortions in those situations, but because they’re such horrendous situations and support for the victim in those kind of situations of rape and incest is also very important, from my perspective that’s something that the family should be making the decision on,” Sullivan said.Miller had the other two on the defensive for blocking an anti-abortion initiative in state government. Lt. Gov. Treadwell and Sullivan, a former state attorney general, say the measure they ruled against conflicted with existing law.“Was that a hard decision to make? Yeah,” Sullivan said. “Did I feel I had fidelity to the law? What I was supposed to do as attorney general? Yes. Sometimes these are difficult choices.”Treadwell challenged Miller to draft a better initiative than the one he had to turn down.“If it passes muster, that initiative could move forward, but Joe, you just can’t criticize people for following the law,” Treadwell said.”We followed the law!”Miller had a ready response: “You know, we’ve heard that argument before, ‘I was just following orders.’”The candidates all says they are against amnesty for illegal immigrants, against allowing gay marriage and against legislation that would roll back the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Miller is running far behind the other two in the polls, and in campaign contributions. In his closing statement, though, he suggested those present give to the family of Rick Shields, a Palmer conservative activist who died a few days ago. Miller, who says he’s the only non-millionaire in the race, managed to turn the plea into a subtle dig at his rivals.“Of course, Dan doesn’t need your money, and Mead’s spending his own, and you know that my campaign functions on sweat equity. But please don’t give to our campaigns today. If you came here with a checkbook to write out to one of these candidates give it to the Shields,” Miller said.During Treadwell’s closing statement, Miller supporters passed out a two-year-old press release from the ACLU highlighting that Treadwell allowed transgender Alaskans to change the gender category on their drivers’ licenses.This was a pre-Primary debate, so Democrat Mark Begich wasn’t represented. His campaign issued a written statement afterward characterizing the forum as contest “over who would be most effective at denying women access to birth control or cutting funding for women’s reproductive health services.”last_img read more

GTA V gameplay trailer now available to watch

first_imgEver since the release date of September 17 was announced for GTA V back in January, a steady trickle of new information has been released about the game. Rockstar announced both Special and Collector’s editions if you have some extra cash to spend, there were pre-order bonuses to be had, and there’s been plenty of screenshots alongside two official trailers to watch.Today, Rockstar has released a third trailer, and it’s an important one because it’s the first to show off actual gameplay footage. You can watch it below:The first trailer focused on setting the scene, showing off the location, and the underlying storyline of the game. The second trailer was all about the characters and you get to meet Franklin, Trevor, and Michael among others.The three main characters were also better introduced in another video split into three parts, with each focusing on just one guy. All three videos were great introductions to the game, but Rockstar kept us waiting until today for actual gameplay footage.Now read: GTA V has an 8GB mandatory install, ships on 2 discs for Xbox 360last_img read more

Kepler data reveals existence of 20 promising exoplanets hiding in plain sight

first_img More information: Planetary Candidates Observed by Kepler. VIII. A Fully Automated Catalog With Measured Completeness and Reliability Based on Data Release 25, arXiv:1710.06758 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1710.06758AbstractWe present the Kepler Object of Interest (KOI) catalog of transiting exoplanets based on searching four years of Kepler time series photometry (Data Release 25, Q1—Q17). The catalog contains 8054 KOIs of which 4034 are planet candidates with periods between 0.25 and 632 days. Of these candidates, 219 are new in this catalog and include two new candidates in multi-planet systems (KOI-82.06 and KOI-2926.05), and ten new high-reliability, terrestrial-size, habitable zone candidates. This catalog was created using a tool called the Robovetter which automatically vets the DR25 Threshold Crossing Events (TCEs) found by the Kepler Pipeline Twicken et al. (2016). Because of this automation, we were also able to vet simulated data sets and therefore measure how well the Robovetter separates those TCEs caused by noise from those caused by low signal-to-noise transits. Because of these measurements we fully expect that this catalog can be used to accurately calculate the frequency of planets out to Kepler’s detection limit, which includes temperate, super-Earth size planets around GK dwarf stars in our Galaxy. This paper discusses the Robovetter and the metrics it uses to decide which TCEs are called planet candidates in the DR25 KOI catalog. We also discuss the simulated transits, simulated systematic noise, and simulated astrophysical false positives created in order to characterize the properties of the final catalog. We describe how we measure the completeness and reliability and how they vary with period, signal-to-noise, number of transits, and stellar type. Also, we discuss a value called the disposition score which provides an easy way to select a more reliable, albeit less complete, sample of candidates. The entire KOI catalog and all of the simulated data used to characterize this catalog are available at the NASA Exoplanet Archive. (Phys.org)—A large international team of researchers working with data sent back from NASA’s Kepler space telescope has found evidence of 20 previously unknown, promising exoplanets. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, the team describes the exoplanets and highlights the ones that appear to be the most likely to fit into the Goldilocks category. Credit: NASA The researchers report that they used a tool called the Robovetter to sift through data from Kepler planetary sightings to winnow down the possibilities—the tool narrows down hits to those that are deemed candidates to support life. Many of the 20 exoplanets that were discovered had long orbits—one in particular, KOI-7923.01, was found to have an orbit of 395 days and was very close in size to Earth. The team found that it was also a little cooler than Earth due to its distance from its star relative to Earth’s orbit and the star being cooler. The team notes that their initial study suggested the planet is likely covered by a cold tundra, but that it is still not too cold to support life.Unfortunately, the newly discovered planets are still not fully confirmed because Kepler ran into trouble after recording the part of the sky in which the planets are thought to exist. Thus, Kepler was only able to observe the planets two times—not nearly enough for confirmation. Despite the lack of data, the team reports that they are nearly certain that the candidates are not only planets, but are possibly habitable, as well. Ground-based observations are required to confirm the findings.The find was derived from the photometry data sent back by the space telescope over the course of four years before trouble with its reaction wheels back in 2013. The 20 exoplanets of interest were part of a catalogue of 8,054 “Kepler Objects of Interest” that were pared down to 4,034 exoplanets that were believed to have orbits between .25 and 632 days. The 20 exoplanets sifted out are believed to represent those most likely able to support life and thus will receive the most attention over the next several years. © 2017 Phys.org Citation: Kepler data reveals existence of 20 promising exoplanets ‘hiding in plain sight’ (2017, November 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-11-kepler-reveals-exoplanets-plain-sight.htmlcenter_img Three ‘super-Earth’ exoplanets orbiting nearby star discovered Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: arXivlast_img read more

Athletes have opinions Thats not changing Get used to it

first_imgColin says:Whether to honor Paterno is a nuanced situation. We can’t handle nuance.Kaepernick played well enough to make the team last night.Looky looky at what Barkevious Mingo did last night.Never let anyone have too much power.Lane Kiffin will call the game of his life this weekend against USC.Guests:Shannon Sharpe – NFL Hall of Famer and host if The Undisputed on FS1 is in studio to explain why Kaepernick’s roster spot is safe, the reality that players today have opinions, and why protests should make people uncomfortable.Jason Whitlock – FS1 and Speak for Yourself host is in studio to talk about his observations from attending the post game press conference, why he thinks Kap is making this whole thing up on the fly, the future of athletes speaking out on social issues, and the idea of honoring Joe Paterno at Penn State.Dave Wannstedt – Fox Sports College Football analyst is in studio to talk Brady playing in the final  preseason game, the huge leap from preseason to regular season, his takeaway so far with Jared Goff, and which teams he likes this college football season.last_img read more

Solidaridad gets 35 new high tech police units

first_imgThe 35 new units include 15 pick-up trucks and 20 SUVs that will help reinforce security in the municipality. He said “They have front and rear cameras and Matra radios, which are officially used at the national level.” He explained that the new police units have front and rear cameras to record the actions of police and activities of detainees so all procedures are respected and transparent. He added that in coming days, 10 new Vulcan 1100 motorcycles will arrive to cover road issues. They too, will be used throughout the municipality including Puerto Aventuras.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The municipality now has an additional 35 high-tech police units that will patrol the municipality including Puerto Aventuras. center_img Martín Estrada, director of the Secretariat of Public Safety of Solidaridad had the 35 new vehicles on display at 28 de Julio, saying that they are new, leased and high-tech. Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — City council members of the municipality of Solidaridad made their public presentation Wednesday of its new police units.last_img read more