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Two militants, four civilians killed in Shopian ‘firing incident’

first_imgPDP demands judicial probe into Shopian firing  JeM leader killedMeanwhile, the Army claimed to have killed the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) mastermind of the Sunjwan camp attack at Awantipora in Pulwama.“JeM’s operational commander Mufti Waqas has been eliminated in a surgical attack,” Army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.Waqas, a Pakistani, was killed in a joint operation “based on specific intelligence.”“This has resulted in a major dent to the designs of the JeM,” the Army said.Waqas, a category ‘A plus plus’ militant, was behind the Sunjwan and the Lethpora attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. Ten people, including six jawans and one civilian, were killed in the Sunjwan attack last month.According to the family members, the four deceased youths in the two vehicles — identified as Gowhar Ahmed Lone, Suhail Khaleel, Mohammad Shahid Khan and Shahnawaz Ahmad Wagay, all residents of Shopian — were “civilians.”“My son is not an overground worker. He is a Class 12 student. It’s a cold-blooded murder,” said Khan’s father Bashir Ahmad. Wagay’s brother said he had spoken to him “half-an-hour before the incident,” and contested the Army’s claims.Contrary to the Army’s views, Ms. Mufti expressed “distress over the deaths of civilians caught in the crossfire”. Ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice president Sartaj Madni called the Shopian incident “outrageous” and condemned it.PDP’s MLA from Shopian, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, demanded a “judicial probe”. “No circumstances can justify these civilian killings,” he said.“We will investigate if the killed youth had any affiliation with militant outfits,” said Director General of Police S.P. Vaid, while making an appeal to people “to maintain calm”.Protests spread in ValleyThe killings in Shopian, where five civilian had died in security forces’ operations in the past two months, sparked fresh violent protests in Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama, Budgam and Kulgam.It evoked a complete shutdown in entire Valley on the call of the separatists.Restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian “as a precautionary measure”. Several Hurriyat leaders and separatists, including JKLF chief Yasin Malik, were arrested. Train services and Internet was stopped in south Kashmir.Schools, which were to reopen after three-month-long of winter break on Monday, were closed again till March 7. Examinations by the J&K board, Kashmir University and Islamic University of Science and technology, were cancelled. Prestigious Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS) examination was also put on a hold.Mainstream, separatist condemnDemanding a probe, former chief minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah said, “The Shopian incident is yet another stark reminder of the grave and rapidly deteriorating situation in the Valley and the varying accounts from the CM and the security forces are unfortunate. It further perpetuate the sense of disenchantment, distrust and alienation.”CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam, M. Y. Tarigami said “unless deterrent action is taken against those, involved in such incidents, these are going to be repeated”.“Whatever the excuses, killing of unarmed and uninvolved civilians has no justification,” said Mr. Tarigami. He appealed to “the democratic forces in the rest of the country to pressurize the government so that the security forces are made accountable”.Separatist Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), which comprises Syed Ali Geelani’s Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and Yasin Malik’s JKLF, has called for a protest march towards Shopian on March 7.“The trigger-happy forces are deployed to kill Kashmiris and the pro-India politicians are here to provide a legal cover to the killers,” said a JRL spokesman.“Lies and propaganda are being spread by the Army,” said the Mirwaiz.Militant conglomerate, United Jihad Council, chief Syed Salahuddin said “India will get nothing but only disappointment by targeting innocent civilians.”Mahmood Shah, chief of the LeT, Lashkar-e-Taiba, also condemned the civilian killings. “The Narendra Modi government was upset with the never-ending accomplishments of fighters,” said the LeT spokesman. Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants and four civilians were killed in “a firing incident” in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday evening.Amid conflicting versions from the Army, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and the victim families on Monday, there were widespread protests, a clampdown by security forces and a shutdown.Vehicles flagged downAccording to Brigadier Harbir Singh and Colonel N.S. Negi, two speeding vehicles were asked to stop near Shopian’s Pohanu village around 8 p.m. on Sunday by the Army’s mobile vehicle checkpost.“However, both vehicles continued to move. When a search light was flashed, heavy firing came from the vehicles. In the gunfight, one terrorist was hit and fell off. The vehicles sped off,” said the Army officials.The Army said the bodies of two local LeT militants, Amir Ahmad Malik and Ashiq Hussain Bhat, were found at two spots.While Malik died at the encounter site, Bhat’s body was found in an apple orchard in Saidpura village on Monday morning, the Army said.“During the search, three bodies were found in one vehicle. The second vehicle was spotted at Pinzura village, with a person dead inside. These individuals were accompanying the terrorists and were overground workers,” the Army said. Two weapons were recovered from the slain militants.Also Readlast_img read more

Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine help Bulls outlast Hawks in 4 overtimes

first_imgLaVine’s 3-pointer gave Chicago a 139-138 lead with 1:31 remaining in the first overtime. Following Young’s errant pass for a turnover, Wayne Selden made one of two free throws to increase the lead to two points.Young’s tiebreaking, step-back 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining in regulation forced the first overtime. The rookie’s last-second layup tied it at 140 to force the second overtime.Chicago led 99-88 early in the fourth period before Atlanta rallied. Young’s steal and basket sparked a string of 11 straight points for a 121-116 lead.The Bulls have the NBA’s youngest roster with an average age of 24.1 years. The Hawks made their own statement about youth by starting three rookies. Omari Spellman moved into the lineup as the third rookie, joining Young and Kevin Huerter.Hawks forward John Collins, who scored 35 points in an overtime win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, was held out because of flu-like symptoms. Collins was told to rest at home as the team tried to protect other players from becoming ill.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) drives toward the basket as Atlanta Hawks forward Omari Spellman defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — Lauri Markkanen made three free throws to give Chicago the lead for good, Zach LaVine scored a career-high 47 points and the Bulls overcame Trae Young’s career-high 49 points to beat the Atlanta Hawks 168-161 in four overtimes Friday night.Markkanen finished with 31 points with 17 rebounds. He snapped a 159-all tie by making the three free throws after he was fouled by Alex Len.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Coogi: Rapper-inspired basketball jersey looks like ours Spellman started for Collins but didn’t return after he was helped to the locker room with a sprained left ankle late in the third quarter.There was a delay with 8:49 remaining when Huerter had a hard fall under the Bulls’ basket and didn’t immediately return to his feet. Huerter walked off the court without assistance and returned to the game.Otto Porter Jr. had 31 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago.Len had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Dewayne Dedmon had 14 points and 12 rebounds.TIP-INSBulls: LaVine narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with nine rebounds and nine assists. … Markkanen had only four points while making only two of seven shots in the first half before finishing strong for his 11th straight game with at least 20 points and his career-best fifth straight double-double. He regrouped quickly with 11 third-quarter points.Hawks: Young is the first Atlanta player to be named rookie of the month three times since Al Horford in 2007-08. Young won top rookie honors for the Eastern Conference in November, January and February. … F B.J. Johnson, who has played in 38 games with Lakeland of the G League, was signed to a 10-day contract but did not play.UP NEXTThe Hawks visit the Bulls on Sunday to end the four-game season series. The Bulls have won two of the first three. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Young, the rookie who played almost 56 minutes, had his third straight game of setting or matching his career scoring high after back-to-back games with 36 points. He had 16 assists, eight rebounds and nine turnovers.Young and DeAndre Bembry had turnovers in the final 30 seconds of the third overtime, preventing the Hawks from an opportunity to snap a 155-all tie.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesRyan Arcidiacono’s 3-pointer forced the third overtime.The Bulls have won five of six. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DOST-PAGASA 4 P.M. weather update, October 12, 2019 PLAY LIST 04:47DOST-PAGASA 4 P.M. weather update, October 12, 201900:50Trending Articles03:104 convicted Chinese drug lords released from jail since June — Lacson02:42PH 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 Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

Mullins, Mensah Ηelp Crew Βeat Red Bulls 3-2

first_imgHARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Patrick Mullins had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Mensah scored his first goal of the season to help the Columbus Crew beat the New York Red Bulls 3-2 on Saturday night.Zack Steffen had four saves, including a diving stop on Aaron Long’s header, for Columbus (10-7-6). The Crew have won back-to-back games for the first time since winning three in a row in May.Mensah, a 28-year-old defender, opened the scoring in the seventh minute. New York’s Michael Murillo picked up the ball when he mistakenly thought it was out of bounds, giving Columbus a free kick. Pedro Santos’ entry was headed by Mullins to Mensah for the finish from near the spot.Mullins, acquired via trade from D.C. United on July 12, ran onto a long feed from Harrison Afful and side-netted a left-footer in the 24th and an own goal by New York’s Sean Davis made it 3-0 in the 31st minute.Mensah deflected a cross from the Red Bulls’ Daniel Royer into the net early in the second half and Royer’s header in the 69th minute capped the scoring.The Red Bulls (13-6-2) had their three-game winning streak snapped.Columbus Crew forward Gyasi Zerdes looks to control the ball in front of New York Red Bulls defender Michael Murillo during the second half of an MLS soccer match on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Harrison, N.J. Columbus Crew defeated the Red Bulls 3-2. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)Columbus Crew forward Gyasi Zerdes (11) and New York Red Bulls midfielder Aaron Long (33) battle for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Harrison, N.J. Columbus Crew defeated the Red Bulls 3-2. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Revisit education system to impart Indian values, culture and tradition: M Venkaiah Naidu

first_imgVice President M Venkaiah Naidu has called for revisiting education system with emphasis on history, heritage, culture, traditions, values, and ethos of India.He said that the stories of sacrifice, valour, and contributions made by the freedom fighters and other leaders should become an important component of our education system, while addressing the diamond jubilee celebrations of PGDAV College on Sunday.Educational Institution must become temple of learning: Venkaiah NaiduThe Vice President said that educational institutions must become temples of learning and wisdom. “They should become sanctuaries of peace and harmony, growth and development,” he said.Emphasis on educationNaidu emphasized that the atmosphere in university campuses should not be vitiated by conducting events which are not connected with education.He said that character-building should become the essential dharma of education.The Vice President said that serving in organizations like the Scouts and Guides or NCC should be made mandatory for students to inculcate discipline and a sense of empathy to serve the needy.Education must focus on developing a holistic personality: NaiduNaidu said that education must focus on developing a holistic personality of the individual. Apart from learning and acquiring knowledge, students must also learn to practice yoga and participate in sporting activities as it was essential to develop a sense of equilibrium in the stress- filled world of today.He called upon educational institutions to impart spiritual values as well, he added.Arm yourself with knowledge and wisdom: Vice PresidentThe Vice President urged students to arm themselves with knowledge, wisdom and ethical principles before they head out into the world. He also asked them to explore the possibilities of providing creative solutions to problems like climate change faced by the nation and the world.advertisementYoungsters should adopt healthy dietary habits Terming as worrisome trend, the growing incidence of lifestyle diseases due to consumption of unhealthy food, sedentary habits and stress, the Vice President called upon the people, particularly youngsters to develop healthy dietary habits and take up regular physical activity.The Vice President cautioned the youth against addiction to internet and said that constant connectivity was proving to be detrimental to children. He asked parents and teachers to protect children from the pitfalls of technology and the internet.Read: Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 tomorrow: Schools to broadcast PM Modi’s live session with 2,000 students, parents, teachersRead: Right of children to free education to extend up to class 12: HRD Ministrylast_img read more

12 days agoMislintat: Arsenal striker Aubameyang too selfless to play for elite club

first_imgMislintat: Arsenal striker Aubameyang too selfless to play for elite clubby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveStuttgart chief Sven Mislintat says Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is too selfless to play for an elite club.Aubameyang has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona throughout his career.But former Gunners scout Mislintat, who signed the striker from Borussia Dortmund, was quoted by The Athletic saying: “He is one, maybe the only one, this exceptional top striker, who is an absolute team player.”Perhaps this attitude cost him the opportunity to play for clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona.”A striker like Neymar or (Sergio) Aguero, for example, would never give up a penalty. I like his attitude. He is good for the team atmosphere.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Hodgson in the dark over Zaha’s future

first_imgRoy Hodgson claims to be unaware of what the future holds for Wilfried Zaha, with the Crystal Palace winger continuing to be linked with Arsenal and Everton.The Gunners would appear to have cooled their interest for now, with Goal able to confirm that those at Emirates Stadium are close to wrapping up an €80 million (£72m/$89m) deal for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe.Zaha, though, is still sparking talk of interest from within the Premier League, with Everton said to have joined the hunt for the Ivory Coast international. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Hodgson is in the dark when it comes to those reports, with the Eagles manager unsure what is happening with a player yet to return to his squad from Africa Cup of Nations duty.He told Sky Sports when asked for an update on Zaha’s situation: “He’s dealing with the chairman [Steve Parish].“The chairman’s his link, they know each other very well and get on very well. Most of what’s going on with Wilf is going on between him and the chairman and I can’t enlighten you at all.“What I know, you know. I know it through reading your websites and newspapers that this or that is happening, but I can’t enlighten you at all.”Quizzed further on whether he was aware of a bid being lodged by Everton, Hodgson said: “I don’t know.”Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace 2018-19The Eagles boss has previously expressed a desire to keep Zaha on his books, with Palace having already sanctioned the £50m ($62m) sale of Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United this summer.He has said: “He [Zaha] has not spoken to me. I don’t know if he’s spoken to the club [asking to leave].“As far as I’m concerned, he is coming back, he is our player and I’ve been given no information that the club is interested in selling him at the moment.”Hodgson added: “I’m just expecting him back, looking forward to working with him and seeing some of the things he can do for us.“I think he is back after we play Bristol City and before we play Hertha Berlin – that gives him his three weeks off. If he wants to come back earlier we will be very happy to see him.”Palace faced Bristol City on Saturday, with Hodgson’s side running out 5-0 winners against their Championship opponents at Ashton Gate.last_img read more

The eShave Guide to Fall Grooming

first_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season Editors’ Recommendations To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport center_img Summer is fleeting. This means fall is upon us and beards are back — or not. At the very least, carefree summer grooming is out the door. When you’re ready to roll off the beach or check back in, we teamed up with eShave to help you brush up for fall. Here’s our suggestions for your fall grooming regimen: FACE MOISTURIZER: Try out êShave’s paraben-free White Tea Face Moisturizer. It’s an extra light lotion made with natural sunscreens to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB. Yes, you still need sunscreen in the fall. It’s also infused with vitamin E and green tea extract to combat the signs of aging.Price: $28 (1.7oz) BEARD: Sporting a beard? No need to be itchy, scratchy and uncomfortable. Beard oil helps moisturize your skin, prevent itchiness and softens beard hairs. If you’re looking to try beard oil for the first time or want to switch brands, check out eShave’s Pre Shave Oil. It’s available in seven scents, including orange sandalwood, verbena lime, cucumber, almond, white tea, lavender and fragrance free.Price: $22 (2 oz) SHAVING: If you keep it smooth this season, we suggest getting back to a three-step regimen of pre-shave, shaving cream and after shave. If you’re still using the mass-market disposable razor, you might want to check out eShave’s design-savvy razor and brushes. Using a brush to apply shaving cream helps soften and lift up your beard before you shave. We recommend trying trying out eShave’s collection of all three and their creative razors and brushes.Collections: $70 Includes Pre Shave oil, Shave Cream and After Shave SootherêShave Shaving Sets ($198-$220)BODY: Don’t forget a little TLC for your body. This often gets overlooked with beards and shaving. êShave’s new Moisturizing Bath Soap Bars smell great and moisturize while you scrub down. They have three masculine scents including Orange Sandalwood, Verbena Lime and White Tea.Price: $15 (7oz)eShave has been around for more than 15 years and continues to incorporate art and design into shaving. Check them out online to view their other products or find store locations. 1. Brushes 2. O Stand 3. Black and Gold stand 4. T Stand set 5. T Stand The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentialslast_img read more

Helios LPG Pool to Start Operations in April

first_imgzoom Helios LPG Pool LLC, jointly run by owner and operator of VLGCs Dorian LPG and Phoenix Tankers Pte, a 100% subsidiary of Mitsui OSK Lines, will start operations on April 1st, 2015, Dorian said.The pool will operate eight VLGCs on the water, including four of Dorian LPG’s VLGCs: Corvette, Corsair, Captain John NP and Captain Nicholas ML, of which two are ECO vessels.“With the combined management team and fleet that Dorian LPG and Phoenix Tankers have committed to the pool, we are confident that Helios LPG will offer the most flexible LPG transport solutions worldwide while also maintaining the highest standards of safety, reliability and trouble-free transportation solutions,“John Hadjipateras, Chairman of Helios LPG, commented.“We are very optimistic about this partnership and the opportunities it presents. Together we have formed a first class modern ECO VLGC pool that will serve as a leader in LPG transportation worldwide,” Tetsuro Ishiura, Phoenix Tankers Managing Director, who will also serve as one of the pool directors, added.Helios LPG will be operated out of offices in London and Singapore.last_img read more

BJP MLA assaulted at Gopalnagar

first_imgKolkata: BJP MLA of Bongaon North Biswajit Das was allegedly assaulted by some miscreants on Friday at Gopalnagar Ghoshpara, when he was on his way to the Vidhan Sabha. Meanwhile, on the same day, a person lodged a complaint at the Gopalnagar police station against Das, alleging that he had taken money from him by promising a job for his son in the police department. According to sources, on Friday morning when Das was crossing the Ghoshpara area, a few miscreants attacked his car with bamboo sticks and also pelted stones. As a result, Das received injury on his chest. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBJP workers tried to save Das and obstructed the attackers. Meanwhile, police from Gopalnagar police station arrived and brought the situation under control. Das was taken Bongaon Hospital for first aid. Later, he lodged a complaint at Gopalnagar police station against the accused persons. After filing the complaint, Das was taken to a private hospital near Kadapara on Eastern Metropolitan (EM) Bypass, where he is still undergoing treatment. Meanwhile, soon after Das lodged the complaint, a person identified as Kanai Dan lodged a complaint against the BJP MLA, alleging that he had taken a huge amount of money from him by promising a job for Dan’s son in the police. According to Dan, his son Gourab got a job as Civic Volunteer (CV) after giving Das a large sum. He had allegedly promised that Gourab would later get the job of police constable, which did not happen.last_img read more

Liberal MP Brison ambassador MacNaughton to join Mulroney at Bush funeral

first_imgWASHINGTON — Liberal cabinet minister Scott Brison and ambassador David MacNaughton will join former prime minister Brian Mulroney in representing Canada at Wednesday’s state funeral for former U.S. president George H.W. Bush.MacNaughton and Brison, the president of the Treasury Board, will round out the contingent along with Mulroney, a close friend of Bush who is scheduled to deliver one of several eulogies during the ceremony.Federal officials say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mulroney spoke by phone about the eulogy over the weekend.President Donald Trump has declared Wednesday a national day of mourning in the U.S., part of a week-long state funeral that began Monday with a public visitation in the Capitol rotunda.Bush will be buried Thursday at his presidential library in Texas, near his wife, Barbara, who died in April, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia at age 3.An official in Ottawa says Trudeau will announce this morning that flags on all Canadian federal buildings in both Canada and the U.S. will be lowered Wednesday, similar to the tributes that marked the deaths of former presidents Ronald Reagan in 2004 and Gerald Ford in 2006.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Veld Festival 2019 Cardi Bs clipped set Jaden Smiths buzz cut and

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img Cardi B (Photo by Maggie Stephenson) Twitter Over two days, three stages and over 30 performances, there wasn’t a moment where all five senses weren’t stimulated at Veld. The incessant scent of weed wafted through the park while strobes, flames and fireworks continuously ripped through the air and a seemingly endless lineup of performers sang, rapped and spun to a crowd clad in full neon fits and pasties. For every bass drop and well-timed pyrotechnic, there were hundreds of exposed butt cheeks and even more body glitter.It was clear that organizers were aiming for something epic, despite having less competition in a sparse Toronto festival season. The electronic headliners – Tiësto, Skrillex and Kygo – are among the biggest draws in the genre right now, while rapper Cardi B was an eye-popping name at the top of the poster. According to Veld’s Instagram, with over 30,000 people, this year was the festival’s biggest to date.last_img read more

Fouryearold girl in backseat found minutes after vehicle stolen in Saskatoon parking

A stolen vehicle with a child safely inside was located within approximately 15 minutes by Saskatoon police on Tuesday.Officers responded around 2:15 p.m. to a report of a Kia Forte, with a four-year-old girl in the backseat, being stolen from the parking lot of a mall in the 100 block of Primrose Drive, according to Saskatoon police.Lawson Heights Mall is the only mall located in that city block.Saskatoon police issued a news release within 10 minutes of receiving the report. Approximately five minutes later, a second release was issued announcing the vehicle and girl were both located. The child was found to be safe, police said.According to a Saskatoon police spokeswoman, the vehicle with the girl inside was located in the 100 block of Cree Crescent — a few hundred metres from Lawson Heights Mall.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Police are investigating the incident. read more

Reality and Game of Thrones reigned in ratings last week

by Frazier Moore, The Associated Press Posted Aug 1, 2017 2:52 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 2, 2017 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Reality (and ‘Game of Thrones’) reigned in ratings last week LOS ANGELES, Calif. – “Big Brother” was a big winner for CBS last week. The peek-a-boo reality series claimed Top 10 slots for its trio of editions last week, according to Nielsen, ranking fifth, seventh and eighth.NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” continued to demonstrate a talent for drawing viewers as the week’s most-watched show.But among the week’s dozen highest-rated shows, eight were in the reality/competition genre, also including “World Of Dance” (No. 3), “The Bachelorette” (4), “Little Big Shots” (11) and “American Ninja Warrior” (12).Invading the broadcast-TV roster from the world of premium cable again last week: HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” seizing the runner-up spot with an impressive 9.25 million.Overall in prime time for the week, NBC averaged 4.7 million viewers in prime time. CBS was second with 4.3 million, ABC had 3.1 million, Fox had 1.7 million, Univision had 1.44 million, Telemundo had 1.39 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, and the CW had 910,000.Fox News Channel was again the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.06 million viewers in prime time. MSNBC had 1.82 million, USA had 1.48 million and HGTV had 1.46 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 7.6 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.2 million and the “CBS Evening News had 5.6 million viewers.For the week of July 24-30, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 13.08 million; “Game of Thrones,” HBO, 9.25 million; “World of Dance,” NBC, 6.88 million; “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 6.44 million; “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 6.36 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 6.332 million; “Big Brother” (Thursday), 6.330 million; “Big Brother” (Sunday), 6.328 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 6.31 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 6.17 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online: read more

Wizards Howard out 23 months after spinal surgery

WASHINGTON — Wizards centre Dwight Howard is expected to miss two to three months after undergoing spinal surgery to relieve pain in his glutes.The team announced Howard underwent a lumbar microdiscotemy Friday in California and would be re-evaluated in two to three months. Doctors determined a herniated disk was causing Howard’s gluteal pain and nerve irritation.Howard had missed the last five games after aggravating the injury, which also caused him to sit out training camp and the first seven games of the season.Washington signed Howard to an $11 million, two-year contract with a player option in the off-season. The 32-year-old is averaging 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds in nine games.The Wizards are Howard’s fourth team in the past four seasons and sixth overall in his NBA career.___More AP NBA: and Associated Press read more

Protect our salmon from poachers volunteers demand as they say river deserves

first_imgDespite the fact England’s salmon stocks are among the lowest on record, the River Ure in Yorkshire has enjoyed a boost in its salmon population over the last five years – even outperforming the rivers in Scotland. Volunteers are pushing for a Yorkshire river with a flourishing salmon population to be recognised as a “principle river” by the government so they can protect the fish from poachers. This is thanks to the efforts of the Ure Salmon Group, who tend the habitat, remove blockages to the river so fish can swim in and run a stocking scheme.center_img However, the Government has labelled the river a “recovering salmon river” rather than giving it principle salmon status – meaning it will not receive…last_img

Leo Varadkar isnt happy that Aer Lingus is taking legal action against

first_imgMINISTER LEO VARADKAR has branded legal action by Aer Lingus today as “unhelpful”.All parties should focus on “the core problems” to avoid the disruption of future strike action, the Minister for Transport said, “and so that members of the pension scheme can get clarity regarding their future entitlements”.He previously accused unions of “targeting St Patrick’s weekend”.The airline is taking the action against trade union Siptu for damages lost as a resulted of a threatened strike earlier this week.“The cloud of uncertainty created by the strike threat has damaged Aer Lingus’ business and disrupted thousands of our customers,” Aer Lingus said.The company noted that “significant damage has been inflicted” on booking profiles, and extra costs incurred in hiring additional aircraft.Siptu had intended to hold a four-hour strike today, but this was prevented after a high court injunction on Wednesday.Read: Aer Lingus is suing SIPTU >Previously: High Court halts airport strikes by granting injunction to DAA>last_img read more

Olympus new 16MP superzoom can shoot stills and 1080p video simultaneously

first_imgGenerally speaking, gadget makers try to avoid announcing new gadgets before an Apple event, but in the hush before the coming iPad 2 storm, Olympus decided to get out a press release for a handful of digital cameras, the most interesting of which is their new superzoom, the SZ-30MR.Boasting a 24X optical zoom running the gamut of 25-6000mm, the SZ-30Mr boasts a sixteen megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, which would make it capable of some fairly decent low-light photography if not for the fact that the aperture maxes out at just f3. ISO goes up to 3200, which is a pipe dream, although you might get acceptable performance up to 1600. The SZ-30MR also boasts HDMI out, a 3-inch LCD, and an easy-to-use 3D mode where you can pan the camera while taking a photo and the camera will automatically capture a 3D composite shot. Neat.Here’s where it gets really interesting, though. The new Olympus SZ-30MR boasts a new mode called Multi Recording, and it accomplishes a very neat trick indeed: it allows you to record full 1080P videos and 16MP stills at the same time. If that doesn’t impress you, you can even shoot two movies simultaneously, by shooting a wide-shot and a close-up at the same time. That’s some pretty unique functionality. Unfortunately, it’s mitigated slightly by the narrow aperture, as well as the lack of RAW capture. Otherwise, though, if you’re looking to spend about $400 for a high-end point-and-shoot, the Olympus SZ-30MR looks like a pretty good bet when it’s released in April.Read more at Olympuslast_img read more

Mojangs Scrolls releases today Where when and how to get it Updated

first_imgAfter Mojang took the world by storm with the mine-and-craft-em-up, Minecraft, the gaming world wondered whether or not the company could achieve even half of that success with a new game, or if the team wasn’t simply a one-hit wonder. Mojang’s second game developed in-house, Scrolls, is finally releasing, and hopes to capture the gamers’ hearts, minds, and paychecks just like Minecraft did a few years ago.Mojang’s digital CCG (collectible card game) was supposed to release earlier today, but as of yet has not been made available for purchase. Fear not, for all will be well soon enough.Scrolls is being launched as a beta, with a similar payment model Minecraft used during its beta. For $20, you’ll nab yourself the game, as well as any future updates for free, forever. To kneel before Mojang and hoist your open wallet in its direction, head on over to the Scrolls purchase page. As of this article’s writing, though, you’ll be greeted with a message that states the store has not yet opened. So, make sure to frantically check back every few seconds or so until the store opens so you can begin making a deck full of common and uncommon weenies that never seems to lose.If you’re familiar with the digital CCG scene — which appears to be most prevalent on mobile platforms — you’ll be relieved to know that Scrolls doesn’t appear to use an energy mechanic that limits your actions, and every card is available for in-game currency. Though if you don’t have the time for that, cards can also be purchased for real money. Cards are also tradable, so if you get unfortunate pulls, you might be able to swing that into something you could use.About an hour ago, users involved in the closed alpha of the game said the servers went down, so Mojang is most likely preparing the store and readying the servers for a storm of new beta users.Update – 11:39am: is still rather screwed up. Right now the site has two “Buy Scrolls” buttons, one of which links to the Game page and the other which rolls over to About, but links to Buy. So, no, you still can’t buy Scrolls.Update – 2:25pm: You can now successfully purchase Scrolls, but it might be a bit of a pain. I managed to buy it, but couldn’t load the store outright from First, I had to log into my Mojang account through, then once I was successfully logged in, I navigated over to the Buy Scrolls section of the Scrolls site, where the store finally loaded and I was able to purchase the game. If that’s too much of a hassle, it’s likely that the site is experiencing a mix of growing pains and an avalanche of traffic, so the issues should clear up later in the day.Now read: Notch challenges Bethesda to Quake 3 battle for use of Scrolls namelast_img read more

I wont let him be excluded by his condition Toddler refused place

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share551 Tweet Email1 Feb 8th 2017, 8:31 PM “Epilepsy Ireland came down and provided training, we had a paramedic come down and provide training, we got letters from the doctors we provided indemnity forms, we provided emergency protocol from the hospital and the doctor for how to administer his medication.”Even still, the preschool requested more forms – including medical records. Yvonne  asked them to write down a list of issues the school had, and right at the top was the title ‘cannabis oil’.“Straight away, the teachers said they were afraid to deal with him and were excluding him from class, not changing him at school even though we’d signed forms allowing them to change him. It’s been something every single day. He’s two months seizure-free now, the only time anything happens is if he’s sick, and if we thought he was sick we wouldn’t even bring him in. Yvonne and her young son Tristan. Yvonne and her young son Tristan.center_img 33 Comments 28,961 Views A MOTHER FROM Cork says she’s been met with opposition by a local preschool when trying to enrol her son in classes because medicinal cannabis is required to treat his condition.Yvonne Cahalane used to travel regularly to the United States for cannabis oil treatment for her son Tristan, who suffers from Dravet Syndrome.Three-year-old Tristan is the first Irish person legally allowed use cannabis oils for medical use as they reduce his seizures considerably.Speaking to Patricia Messinger on C103’s Cork Today Show, Yvonne said she got a registered letter Monday afternoon saying there was no longer a place available to Tristan due to facilities at the school.Yvonne says that local preschool Naíonra Bheanntraí had been reluctant to educate her son before this, requesting that either of the two parents needed to stay outside the school door everyday in case something happens. Wednesday 8 Feb 2017, 8:31 PM It’s really all about stigma with epilepsy and his condition and now the stigma with his medicine.When asked if she thought if the preschool didn’t trust the cannabis oil was for medicinal use, Yvonne said that one teacher stated clearly if Tristan was to have a seizure “she would not give him the cannabis as it was a controlled drug”.She says that there are other children in the Naíonra who require specific medicinal care or treatment.Yvonne now is looking for school places for both her sons.A statement from Naíonra Bheanntraí’s principal to C103 on the issue said: “It is the policy of Naíonra Bheanntraí not to comment on such sensitive matters in a public forum.”Read: Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UKRead: Toddler becomes first Irish person granted licence for medical cannabis Short URL ‘I won’t let him be excluded by his condition’: Toddler refused place at preschool A woman from Cork has been struggling to get a preschool to enrol her three-year-old son, who needs cannabis oil treatment for seizures.last_img read more

Esquire Takes Stock of Time

first_imgTime, December 10, 2007; Esquire, June 2008As it’s been noted on this blog before, magazine editors seem to have an endless fascination with putting Barack Obama on their covers. Which, in turn, leads to fascinating graphic portrayals—some, you might say, angelic—and, naturally, perhaps, some overlap. Like this.Both shots come from the same photo shoot. The original shoot (by renowned, one-named photographer Platon) was commissioned by Time; Esquire bought the cover shot from Platon. I asked Esquire design director David Curcurito for background. He referred me to a lengthy interview Michael Norseng, the magazine’s director of photography, gave to Rob Haggart, former photo director for Men’s Journal and Outside and blogger behind A Photo Editor:In response to the original question you refrenced, “we wonder how Esquire failed to get an exclusive portrait for their cover” my guess is that they didn’t bother to read Charles Pierce’s story on the inside of the issue “The Cynic and The Senator Obama.” Charles observed the Obama campaign from the outside, as the millions of us in the crowd are doing, and offered a critical appraisal of the Senator without a sit down interview. As you know, it’s rare, especially for a guy who had bigger fish to fry at the time of the issue, to participate in a shoot when there is no direct involvement with the piece.We were of course aware that the Platon shoot was originally commissioned by Time and how they ran the material. However, Platon has a long history of shooting key political figures for Esquire, starting with, one of the most iconic of all time, the Bill Clinton cover in December of 2000. Since then, he has done others, GOP candidate McCain in ’06 and Senator Edwards in 07. So, if a shoot would have somehow presented itself, its fair to say that he would have been at the top of our list. Thus, we were extremely happy that the B/W shot was available and that we got it for our cover.My guess is that they feel in love with the image, and probably figured that in this election cycle, six months is an eternity, and few readers would notice (given Curcurito’s trademark coverline treatments) and those that did wouldn’t care.last_img read more