Two arrested for firing at Dalits in Saurashtra village

first_imgA day after people belonging to the upper caste opened fire on Dalits over a land dispute in Mevasa village in Saurashtra, the police arrested two persons on Thursday. The dispute was over a piece of agricultural land in the village.“We have arrested two persons involved in the firing that injured four persons from the Dalit community. We have filed a case of atrocity and launched an investigation,” a police officer from Khambhalia said.A mob had gathered on an agricultural land where a few Dalits were working. Asking them to vacate the land, two armed men started firing, injuring four. They are being treated at a government hospital in Jamnagar.The police officer indicated that more arrests were likely to be made in the case, as the complainant had mentioned several names in the FIR.last_img read more

Top Stories: Treating Dwarf Mice, the Perils of Golden Rice, and More

first_imgTreatment Gives Dwarf Mice a Growth SpurtA treatment that encourages normal bone growth in mice offers a possible therapy for the most common form of dwarfism in humans. Mice injected with decoy receptors for a growth factor associated with the disease had dramatically reduced rates of skeletal defects.Golden Rice Not So Golden for TuftsSign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)A controversial study of genetically modified rice as a promising source of vitamin A in Chinese children violated university and U.S. federal rules on human research, Tufts University announced this week. The principal investigator has been barred from doing human research for 2 years.Corked Wine Plugs Up Your NoseScientists know that the musty odor and odd taste of “corked” wine comes from a molecule called 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA). Now they’ve discovered how TCA exerts its pesky influence. Using the enormous olfactory receptor cells in newts, they found that TCA blocks the channels that stimulate the nerve cells responsible for smell. Australia’s New Government Cuts Climate PanelsPrime Minister Tony Abbott’s incoming conservative government has eliminated the Climate Commission, designed by the previous Labor administration as an “independent and reliable” source of information about the science of climate change. Environmental scientists believe the move, part of a larger government overhaul, is severely misguided.NIH’s $33 Million Alzheimer’s GambleThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to give $33 million to a clinical trial of a yet-to-be identified drug targeting amyloid plaques—proteins that clog brain cells in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The effort aims to settle once and for all whether anti-amyloid drugs can be effective treatments.Not a Whiff of Life on MarsNASA’s Curiosity rover has turned up no traces of methane gas on Mars—a finding that will disappoint those looking for potential signs of life on the Red Planet. But some scientists maintain that the new upper limit on methane quantity doesn’t rule out the existence of methane clouds or plumes, and even pockets of microbial life on the surface.last_img read more

Government to focus on tackling infiltration: Naik

first_imgUnion Minister of State for Defence Sripad Naik on Sunday said tackling infiltration and terrorism is one of the key areas of focus for the government. The North Goa BJP MP, who was speaking to reporters here on his return to Goa after being sworn in as minister, said, “The government has formed a strategy to tackle infiltration, especially in regions like Kashmir. The government wants to stop infiltration and eliminate divisive forces in the country.”Responding to a question about India’s neighbours, Mr. Naik said, “The Chinese aggression is to a lesser degree. But Pakistan and various terrorist groups are being tackled by the government.” Mr. Naik thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for appointing him as Minister of State for Defence, and said Mr. Modi had prioritised finding solutions to curb terrorism and infiltration.last_img read more

London Olympics: Government approves contingent of 142

first_imgThe sports ministry on Wednesday cleared a 142-member contingent for the London Olympics, as recommended by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).Compared to previous trips to the Olympics, the emphasis this time was on ensuring the total number was kept to a realistic figure and needless officials did not jump onto the bandwagon.Of the 142 members, 81 are athletes who have qualified. Athletics has the largest presence with a total of 21, which included athletes, coaches and managers. Shooting has a total presence of 16, inclusive of coaches, support staff and managers while the total boxing contingent comes to 15.The total number of coaches cleared by the ministry comes to 36, in addition to four managers. An eight-member medical panel has also been cleared, which includes doctors ad physiotherapists.The sports ministry has also cleared six ‘P’-category officials. These include Sanjay Singh, physical trainer of Leander Paes, and Shamal Vallabhjee, who helps out Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna with their fitness. Abhinav Bindra had asked for his mental trainer, Amit Bhattacharya, and foreign coach, Uwe Linn, to be cleared, and this has been accepted.There are also seven contingent officials who have been cleared, including the support staff of the IOA.The big change is that compared to previous Olympics, the ministry has kept its own officials down to just two. This has been done keeping in mind the austerity measures put in place by the government.last_img read more

Mithali Raj, Poonam Raut help Indian women’s team win quadrangular series

first_imgPoonam Raut and Mithali Raj shared an unbeaten 127-run stand as India women steamrolled South Africa by eight wickets in the final of the Quadrangular Series, here on Sunday.Veteran Jhulan Goswami starred with the ball with three wickets, helping India dismiss South Africa for a paltry 156 in 40.2 overs.Raut (70 off 92 ) and Raj (62 off 79) then delivered with the bat, taking their team to a comfortable win in 33 overs after a rather jittery start to the chase.RECORD: @M_Raj03 becomes first captain to lead India Women in 100 ODIs. India are bowling first in the final of Women’s Quadrangular Series. pic.twitter.com/dXcQhuoQyp- BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) May 21, 2017Captain Raj not only guided the team to a resounding win but also became the first Indian captain to lead the side in 100 ODIS.The tournament also turned out to be good preparation for India ahead of the World Cup, which begins in the UK next month.Both Raut and Raj displayed top form throughout the tournament. Raut had scored an unbeaten 109 against Ireland while Raj came to the final after scoring two half-centuries.Chasing a modest target, India lost opener Deepti Sharma and Mona Meshram cheaply before Raut and Raj completed the job in a clinical fashion.Brief scores: South Africa 156 all out in 40.2 overs(Luus 55; Goswami 3/22). India 160/2 in 33 overs (Poonam Raut 70 not out, Mithali Raj 62 not out). India win the Women’s Quad Series! Unbeaten fifties from Mithali Raj and Poonam Raut help them chase 156 for a 8 wicket victory! #SAvInd pic.twitter.com/J5PPCR54jeadvertisement- ICC (@ICC) May 21, 2017last_img read more

Jalen Hurts’ Mother Fires Back At Criticism Over His Comments

first_imgA closeup of Jalen Hurts celebrating Alabama's national championship win.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 03: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates their 54 to 16 win over the Florida Gators in the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The Alabama quarterback competition has been a major story this offseason. It got a whole lot bigger on Saturday.Incumbent starter Jalen Hurts, who was replaced by Tua Tagovailoa at halftime of last season’s national title game, was asked about the quarterback battle. Hurts response went viral quickly.The rising junior said no one on the Alabama staff spoke to him about the race for the starting job.Here are his comments, via AL.com.“No one came up to me the whole spring, coaches included, no one asked me how I felt,” Hurts said. “No one asked me what was on my mind. No one asked me how I felt about the things that were going on. Nobody asked me what my future held.”After Hurts’ comments were published, some criticized him as selfish for his candidness.Today,  Hurts’ mom Pamela weighed in on what is going on. She defender her son in a Facebook post, and she didn’t hold back.“Wow ignorance is blissed,” Pamela Hurts said per tdalabamamag.com. “When has Jalen ever spoken to media about anything other than the team? When has he ever whined, pouted or talk about what “y’all” don’t know takes place behind the scenes? There’s a reason why players aren’t allowed to speak to the media. Jalen spoke his truth, finally, after 3 years of being compliant and controlled. You have no idea what is and has been going on— and most likely, never will.“Folks quick to speak highly on his character and demeanor, but know he is completely opposite of those accolades today. If you can turn on this young man today and not your president for any of his rhetoric, you were never with him to begin with.”By all accounts, Hurts and Tagovailoa are both well-respected by their teammates and the Alabama coaching staff. It doesn’t seem like there’s major internal strife among the players regarding the ongoing duel.However, it doesn’t look like this is going away any time soon. Hurts has already said he will be with the Crimson Tide this season, so we’ll have to see how this plays out once the season starts.last_img read more

Euro 2020 qualifiers: France bounce back, Belgium and Germany win big

first_imgEuro 2020 qualifiers: France bounce back, Belgium and Germany win bigTheir third victory in as many matches lifted Germany to nine points while world champions France cruised to a 4-0 against Andorra and reclaimed first place in Group H.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service MadridJune 12, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 11:03 IST Belgium, Germany win big; France rebound. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFrance have nine points, the same as second-place Turkey and Iceland in thirdGermany romped 8-0 against Estonia, Belgium defeated Scotland 3-0Italy came back from behind to beat Bosnia 2-1 while Turkey lost 2-1 vs IcelandBelgium, Germany, Italy and Northern Ireland all won their respective matches to stay perfect in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, while World Cup champions France regained their form after an unexpected loss to Turkey.In Mainz, Marco Reus and Serge Gnabry each had a brace as Germany romped 8-0 against Estonia on Tuesday. Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Timo Werner and Leroy Sane scored the other goals for Die Mannschaft, reports Efe news.Their third victory in as many matches lifted Germany to nine points, three behind Northern Ireland, who won 1-0 away to Belarus on Tuesday to retain the top spot in Group C thanks to a goal in the 86th minute by Patrick McNair.Romelu Lukaku scored twice and Kevin de Bruyne added a third goal to power Belgium over Scotland 3-0 in Brussels, leaving the Red Devils atop Group I with 12 points.Second place belongs to Russia, who defeated Cyprus 1-0 on a goal by Aleksey Ionov, while Kazakhstan routed San Marino 4-0 to climb into the third spot with 6 points and a better goal difference than Scotland.France, getting goals from Kylian Mbappe, Wissam Ben Yedder, Florian Thauvin and Kurt Zouma, cruised 4-0 against Andorra and reclaimed first place in Group H.Les Bleus have nine points, the same as second-place Turkey and Iceland in third, but enjoy an edge on goals.The Turks, meanwhile, missed a chance to surge ahead of France, losing 2-1 to the Icelanders. Albania blanked Moldova 2-0 in the other Group H contest.Italy conceded a goal to Edin Dzeko in the 30th minute to fall behind 1-0 against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Turin, but Lorenzo Insigne equalized for the hosts at the start of the second half and Marco Verratti got the winner with four minutes left in regulation.advertisementWith 12 points, Italy lead Group J by three points over Finland, who bested Liechtenstein 2-0 on Tuesday.Armenia is third in the group after beating Greece 3-2 in Athens.In Group E, Hungary held Wales 1-0 to move into first place with 9 points, though Slovakia and Croatia – both with 6 points – each have a game in hand.The Welsh, who have only three points from three matches, face an uphill battle to qualify.Marek Hamsik had two goals for the Slovaks in a 5-1 away triumph over Azerbaijan. Stanislav Lobotka, Juraj Kucka, and David Hancko also scored for the visitors.Also Read | Filipe Luis to decide future after Copa AmericaAlso Read | Copa America: Neymar’s absence could be blessing in disguise for hosts BrazilAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow FranceFollow BelgiumFollow GermanyFollow Euro 2020last_img read more

Premier Recognizes Excellence in Public Service

first_img Award recipients: Todd Brown, Thomas Conrad, Scott Hawkes, Michael Marquis, David Nelson. Government employees who helped develop a winter snowplow training program and who made thousands of historical records available to the public, were among the recipients honoured today, Jan. 31, with the first Premier’s Awards of Excellence. Four teams and one individual were recognized by Premier John Hamm for their contributions to Nova Scotia at a ceremony which took place at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. The Premier’s Award of Excellence is the highest honour of the Nova Scotia civil service. Established this year, it recognizes Nova Scotia civil servants for outstanding contributions or achievements. This year, an external selection panel looked for nominations of teams or individuals that demonstrated leadership excellence, innovation and creativity, outstanding client service, and creative relationship building. “Public service employees of the government of Nova Scotia are among the best in the world and it was time for us to recognize exceptional work,” said Premier Hamm. “The selection panel evaluated 50 nominations and, with great difficulty, recommended five as recipients of the award. The award winners, in fact, represent the many thousands of government employees who bring their skills and dedication to their public service roles every day.” “We hope that all nominees are proud of having been nominated,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Minister of Human Resources. “The number and quality of submissions we received demonstrates that excellence in the public service is everywhere. I’m proud to be a part of an organization that values its staff and that pauses from time to time to recognize and celebrate their achievements.” NovaScotian Crystal, Canada’s only producer of handcrafted crystal, was commissioned to create the award. Winners of the first annual Premier’s Award of Excellence are: — Justice Enterprise Information Network Team:The Justice Enterprise Information Network is a world-class information system that was developed in-house to support the Department of Justice and its partners in the administration of justice and public safety.Award recipients: Colin MacDonald, Dick de Gier, Carolyn Hebert, Lorraine Vassalo, Anne Marie Skinner, Greg McGean, Duncan McIntyre, Mitch Lalovic, Robert MacLellan. — Snow School Development Team:A group of five winter operators from Sydney created The Snow School Training Program to meet the new risks and challenges presented by new truckplows. The program has become the provincial standard and ensures that Nova Scotia produces the most highly trained snowfighters in North America.Award recipients: Lloyd Hall, Lloyd Harris, John (Sandy) Jardine, Gary Willis, and Wilfred Pentecost. — Online Resources Work Team:In 1998, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management launched a website to provide Nova Scotians with access to their documentary heritage via the Internet. As a result of the team’s work, more than 10,000 historical photographs, documents, maps, print materials, sound recordings and film clips will be accessed by more than one million visitors this year. Award recipients: Paul Maxner, Garry Shutlak, Philip Hartling, Anjali Vohra, and Virginia Clark. Annette Boucher, registrar, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and prothonotary, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia:Annette Boucher has enhanced the administration of justice and the provision of French-language services within Nova Scotia and on a national basis. To those involved in litigation, Annette represents the face of patience and understanding as she guides them through this difficult and often confusing process. Evaluation of Alternatives Work Team:The Public Safety Communications Services Program Office developed state-of-the-art, field communications to support Nova Scotia’s volunteer first responders. Nova Scotia is the first constituency in North America to incorporate satellite phones, trunked radio, and other new, field communications technologies in the public-safety community. For more information on the Premier’s Award of Excellence see the website at www.gov.ns.ca/prem .last_img read more

Minister Clarifies Statement

first_imgNatural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt wishes to clarify a statement he made to media earlier today, Feb. 16, concerning the release of the report of the Review of Wildlife Sanctuaries and Management Areas. This statement indicated that he believed the report had been released, and that there would be no clearcutting on Crown land. The report of the Wildlife Sanctuaries and Wildlife Management Areas is scheduled for release early next week. The minister acknowledges that his comment about clearcutting on Crown land, which he made in relation to the Liscomb Wildlife Sanctuary, was incorrect. “I apologize for these comments to journalists and I hope they understand that I simply made a mistake,” said Mr. Hurlburt. “I wish to thank the several media representatives who brought this to my attention to allow me to correct this regrettable error.” -30-last_img read more

Ethics needs to keep up with economics when it comes to AI

One of the godfathers of modern artificial intelligence suggested Thursday that more attention needs to be paid to the moral framework that governs the use of the burgeoning technology.“In the case of AI, we have scientific leadership. We are trying to also push forward with the AI economy, but we also need to have moral leadership to make sure the technology is used for good for most people,” Yoshua Bengio said during a panel discussion at the Public Policy Forum’s annual Canada Growth Summit.“It’s really important that we do this right, but I’m not sure that we’re doing the right moves.”Bengio’s words carry significant weight in the AI community: The University of Montreal professor is a pioneer in the field and was a recent co-winner of the Turing Award for his work developing deep learning technology. Innovation Nation: AI godfathers gave Canada an early edge — but we could end up being left in the dust Killer robots aren’t just science fiction anymore Three AI godfathers, two of them Canadian, selected for the ‘Nobel Prize of Computing’ Artificial intelligence is already allowing business to drive efficiency and deliver innovative new services, but lately its potential dangers are becoming an increasingly prominent part of the discussion.Tim O’Brien, Microsoft’s general manager of AI programs, also spoke at the conference about ethical AI and the risks posed by the technology.Artificial intelligence generally uses large amounts of data to create algorithms that make automated decisions, and the technology is at the heart of speech recognition, facial recognition, autonomous vehicles and many more emerging technologies.Yoshua Bengio poses at his home in Montreal on November 19, 2016. O’Brien explained that one of the fundamental problems is that the data is biased, and so that bias reproduces itself in the decisions AI systems make.“We have lots and lots of data to work with, more data than we’ve ever seen. It costs nothing to acquire, it costs next to nothing to store,” he said.“The problem is this all comes from us. Everything that we do, the places we go … the movies we stream on the internet, our travel patterns, all of our biases are laid bare through the digital exhaust that we leave behind every single day.”The potential dangers associated with AI goes beyond just bias though; there are also concerns with mass surveillance using the technology and potential military applications.O’Brien said that the rampant excitement around AI has given way to a bit more caution.“I think the unbridled enthusiasm was part of the risk,” he said.“So the skepticism, I would describe as healthy skepticism, because you need to have a balance between the opportunity to change the world in a positive way, and the risk that it could lead us toward a world that we don’t want.”O’Brien said Microsoft has adopted a set of AI principles requiring the company to consider fairness; reliability and safety, privacy and security, inclusiveness, accountability and transparency.In particular, transparency is a challenge with deep learning.“There’s an inverse relationship between accuracy and transparency (with deep learning). So the more accurate these models are, the blacker the black box becomes,” he said.“In a business context, that transparency is important, just for no reason other than being able to explain why you’re operating how you’re operating as a business.”O’Brien said that there are ways to make AI algorithms more transparent though, and that’s something customers will demand more in the future.“I think the market will decide what’s acceptable, and I think it’s changing toward an environment in which transparency will be demanded, and I think that’s a good thing,” he said.• Email: jmcleod@nationalpost.com | Twitter: Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press read more

Lance Thomas Says He Did Not Break Rules at

The way former Duke star Lance Thomas sees it is different from how the NCAA did. He says he did not violate NCAA rules when he purchased nearly $100,000 in diamond jewelry during his college career. The NCAA is investigating.Thomas also indicated a willingness to speak with the NCAA about the purchase, which spawned a lawsuit by a New York jeweler and an inquiry by Duke and the NCAA of whether Thomas violated rules pertaining to improper benefits for college athletes.”I’m still working on that, but I’ll eventually speak to them,” Thomas said.Thomas has settled the lawsuit which claimed he owed nearly $68,000 to Rafaello & Co. for a purchase made during Duke’s 2009-10 national championship season. However, he said some legal details still must be worked out, after which he expects to be more willing to meet with the NCAA and comment publicly in more detail about the matter.”I do feel bad that was something that was just lingering around the university,” Thomas said. ”But everything’s going to get taken care of the right way and I hope the coaching staff and the whole university knows that those were the best four years of my life.””Everything will come out,” he added. ”But it will come out on the better end, hopefully.”The lawsuit, filed in January in Austin, Texas, said Thomas owed $67,800 for five pieces of jewelry he purchased at a cost of $97,800. The invoice, dated Dec. 21, 2009, indicates that Thomas made a $30,000 down payment and agreed to pay the balance in 15 days.Thomas started 39 games at forward for Duke in 2009-2010, his senior season, including the 61-59 victory over Butler in the NCAA championship game.The NCAA has declined to comment on the settlement and what it might mean in terms of investigating the matter. NCAA rules require student-athletes and personnel at member schools to cooperate with the organization’s inquiries, but there’s nothing to compel people who aren’t affiliated with those schools to do so.Thomas wasn’t drafted by an NBA team when he left Duke. Thomas was playing last season for the Austin Toros of the NBA Developmental League when the suit was filed. He was later called up to New Orleans, for whom he appeared in 42 games, averaging 4 points and 3 rebounds in about 15 minutes per game last season.Rafaello & Co., which also does business as A+A Diamonds Ltd., promotes itself as a jeweler that caters to professional athletes and other celebrities. On its website, the jeweler says its customers include actor Jamie Foxx, singer Alicia Keys and New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.The firm filed a similar lawsuit against Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant last year, asserting that he owed $240,000 for jewelry he purchased between January and May 2010. The purchases occurred after Bryant had left Oklahoma State and was waiting for the NFL draft. read more

AP McCoy breathing and conscious after heavy Cheltenham fall

first_imgTONY MCCOY IS being treated in hospital this evening for a suspected chest injury after he took a heay fall at Cheltenham.The champion jockey was hurt when Quantitativeeasing fell at the second in the Barbury International Horse Trials Handicap.“Tony McCoy has movement in all his limbs, is conscious and breathing,” Simon Claisse, clerk of the course said.After receiving treatment on the course, McCoy was brought to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, where he will stay overnight before hoping to recover in time for next week’s Punchestown Festival.Paris meeting links Pellegrini to Chelsea – reportsRonnie O’Sullivan says friendship with artist Damien Hirst inspired snooker comebacklast_img

Cop finds kitten in grille of police car

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A Miami-Dade Police Lieutenant found a kitten in the grille of his unmarked police car, Monday morning.The officer said he heard the kitten’s cries when he went out to his car in the morning. He drove his car to MDPD Fleet Management’s Internal Services Department, where a technician removed the black kitten.The kitten, renamed Pikachu, was fed and given water by officers at the department’s headquarters. After Pikachu’s rescue & time at HQ; Ofc. Delgado checked her in with @PetsToLove. Pikachu’s animal ID is A1806815. pic.twitter.com/YNSnCXdVVl— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) August 8, 2016She was taken to Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center, where she will be put up for adoption.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Ben Stokes asked umpires to not give 4 overthrows says England fast

first_imgBen Stokes apologises for the overthrows.Twitter/Cricket World CupFast bowler James Anderson has said that Ben Stokes had asked the umpires to not give the four runs as overthrows which ultimately proved vital for England’s win over New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup final at Lords on July 14.The incident that happened during the final over of the match when England was chasing a target of 241, Stokes accidentally hit the ball while diving for a second run with the back of his bat. The ball got deflected and went to to the third man boundary giving England six runs. After consulting each other, Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus decided to give six runs which put England on the driver’s seat. The hosts before that ball needed nine runs from three balls, after that incident their target was reduced to three runs of two balls. The all-rounder was seen putting his hands up in an apologetic manner for the boundary that England got luckily. Anderson holds the ball up after claiming his 500th Test wicket. ReutersJames Anderson was quoted by Sydney Morning Herald as telling BBC’s Tailenders podcast, “The etiquette in cricket is if the ball is thrown at the stumps and it hits you and goes into a gap in the field you don’t run. But if it goes to the boundary, in the rules it’s four and you can’t do anything about it.””I think, talking to Michael Vaughan who saw him after the game, Ben Stokes actually went to the umpires and said, ‘Can you take that four runs off. We don’t want it’.But it’s in the rules and that’s the way it is,” he added.The rules regarding the boundary and also the tie of super over have been criticised by cricket fans all over the world. They believe that ICC’s rules are baseless and problematic and resulted in New Zealand’s loss in such an important match.ICC, on the other hand, has not commented on the issue.last_img read more

YouTube 4K Content Goes Live on Comcasts Xfinity X1 SetTops

first_imgWhat’s more, broadcast and cable networks have been slow to adopt 4K. This means that online services like YouTube have quickly become the biggest source of 4K videos on cable boxes. In addition to YouTube, Comcast’s X1 is also streaming movies and TV shows in 4K resolution from Netflix and Amazon. Popular on Variety Comcast television subscribers can now enjoy YouTube in ultra-high definition: The Google-owned video service is now serving up 4K videos on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top boxes, the cable company announced Monday.X1 owners who also happen to have a X1 voice remote can get access to a curated selection of 4K content by asking the set-top for “4K videos on YouTube.” They obviously also need a 4K-capable TV set to truly enjoy those videos.Comcast first brought a YouTube app to its platform in 2017. Since then, YouTube has become one of the most popular voice search requests on the X1, the company said Monday.Adding 4K content to the X1 YouTube app may seem like a minor feature update, but it’s notable for 2 reasons: First, cable companies used to resist serving up over-the-top video content on their set-top boxes, for the fear of devaluing paid TV networks. But over time, most of them realized that customers who bought streaming devices to fill the gap were more prone to cut the cord altogether.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

First Zikalinked deaths reported in Colombia

first_imgRelated posts:Brazil’s Rousseff vows to win Zika ‘war’ WHO advises against blood donations from people returning from Zika areas UN prods Latin America on abortion as Zika spreads World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016 Updated at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5BOGOTÁ — Colombia said Friday three people had died of complications of the Zika virus sweeping Latin America, as the U.N. urged increased access to abortion because of fears of severe birth defects.In the first direct statements from government health officials blaming Zika for causing deaths, Colombia’s National Health Institute (INS) said the patients died after contracting the virus and developing a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome.Cases of the syndrome — in which the immune system attacks the nervous system, causing weakness and sometimes paralysis — have increased in tandem with the Zika outbreak, fueling suspicions that it is a complication of the otherwise mild tropical fever, which is also blamed for causing brain damage in babies born to infected mothers.“Other cases (of deaths linked to Zika) are going to emerge,” said epidemiologist Martha Lucia Ospina, director of the INS.“The world is realizing that Zika can be deadly. The mortality rate is not very high, but it can be deadly.”Most Guillain-Barre patients recover, but the syndrome sometimes causes paralysis or even death.Citing the rise in babies born with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads and brains, the U.N. human rights office urged countries hit by Zika to give women access to contraception and abortion.Women’s reproductive rights are a touchy subject in largely Catholic Latin America, but the U.N. human rights office said countries urging women to avoid pregnancy — a list that comprises Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Jamaica and Panama — had to give them ways to control their fertility.“How can they ask these women not to become pregnant, but not offer… the possibility to stop their pregnancies?” spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly told reporters.Many Latin American countries outlaw abortion or allow it only if the mother’s life is in danger. In El Salvador, one of those warning against pregnancy, abortion is punishable by up to 40 years in prison.Safe sex, or no sex at allHealth officials in Brazil and the United States meanwhile warned that sex or even kissing could potentially spread the typically mosquito-borne disease.Brazil’s top research center, the Fiocruz institute in Rio de Janeiro, said Zika had been detected in urine and saliva.The scientists were careful to clarify that there is no proof the virus can be transmitted through those fluids, but said people should take precautions, especially expecting mothers.“Avoid sharing glasses, silverware, contact with someone who has symptoms of a possible infection. Don’t kiss, obviously,” said the institute’s director Paulo Gadelha.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for their part urged people to use condoms or abstain from having sex if they live in or have traveled to Zika-infected areas.Earlier this week, U.S. health officials confirmed the first case of sexually transmitted Zika — a person who had traveled to Venezuela and infected a sexual partner in Texas upon return.In the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, officials declared a health emergency over Zika and confirmed a pregnant woman had been infected, bringing the number of cases on the island to 22.The emergency measures included freezing the price of condoms and combatting mosquitoes.Calls for more researchThe World Health Organization, which has declared the rise in Zika-linked birth defects an international emergency, warns that Zika could infect up to four million people in the Americas and spread worldwide.The WHO has advised countries against accepting blood donations from people who have traveled to affected regions.The new warnings on intimate contact highlight how little is known about Zika, a virus that was first identified in Africa in 1947 but had been considered relatively mild until the current eruption of apparent complications.Both the U.S. CDC and Fiocruz in Brazil said more research was needed on person-to-person transmission.Brazil has been the country hardest hit by the outbreak, with an estimated 1.5 million cases. Colombia is next on the list, with more than 20,000 cases.Zika often goes unnoticed, and causes a relatively mild fever and rash in those who do develop symptoms.But Brazil sounded the alarm after recording a surge in babies born with microcephaly. It has registered 404 cases since October and 3,670 suspected cases, up from 147 in all of 2014. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgShould Will and Kate take a home grown honeymoon or should they be free to jet off to a far away land? VOTE NOW!<a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/4512612/” mce_href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/4512612/”>Do you think Will and Kate should spend their honeymoon in the UK?</a><span style=”font-size:9px;” mce_style=”font-size:9px;”><a href=”http://polldaddy.com/features-surveys/” mce_href=”http://polldaddy.com/features-surveys/”>online surveys</a></span> ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWhat do you miss most when on holiday?What do you miss most when on holiday?Who is your favourite Robin Hood? VOTE NOW!Who is your favourite Robin Hood? VOTE NOW!Flirty Flying: ever flirted with a passenger you just met?Flirty Flying: ever flirted with a passenger you just met?last_img read more

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first_imgBy Tanya DukesPrada Miuccia Prada is one of the best mix masters in fashion, so her most recent collection’s tour of 1940s suits and dresses, outdoorsy countryside chic and punky techno touches was oddly coherent coming from her. Weighty Shetland wool jackets were cinched at the waist over coordinating skirts with up-to-there slits. And a series of dresses in silk jacquard and leather packed a strong, womanly punch. Prada also takes the prize for the most offbeat accessories of the season, including fringed, studded, cracked leather pumps and thigh-high leather waders (no word yet on whether those will actually be waterproof).Dolce & Gabbana Anyone starved for a celebrity presence at Milan’s ready-to-wear shows would find satisfaction at the Dolce & Gabbana show. Freida Pinto, Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson brought big screen elegance to a season devoid of A-list lovelies. The designers took their cues from another larger than life inspiration, Elsa Schiaparelli, for their surreal collection of exaggerated silhouettes with flashes of her signature hot pink. The puffed up shoulders the pair favored in their spring collection remain in a revamped, tapered form on dresses that have a spare-no-expense exuberance that had been sorely lacking elsewhere. And their classic corsets showed up in shapely lace dresses.Giuliana Teso It’s hard to imagine any option that’s not available in Giuliana Teso’ encyclopedic inventory of spectacular furs. In particular, the fall collection brimmed with cropped jackets with youthful details like oversized buttons and horizontal panels joined by contrasting stitching. A first from the company is its ski collection. To ensure that the luxe garments could actually perform on the slopes, Guiliana Teso teamed with a performance ski brand that provided high-tech cushioning material to protect vulnerable pressure points and diffuse the force of a fall. In case of a less-than-graceful landing, you’ll look and feel better in Giuliana Teso.Etro You can always count on Etro to inject a flash of the exotic that makes classic, wearable design gloriously covetable. Spicy, shades, block prints, gypsy fringes and glitzy gold python turned straightforward separates and dresses into show pieces. The collection followed the prevailing mix of cropped pants and dresses and skirts that hovered about the knees. Diaphanous silk evening dresses in scrolling lines and paisley reestablished Etro’s place as the preeminent purveyor of luxe bohemian glamour.last_img read more

Hurdles ahead for NHS

first_imgDespite efforts to find common ground on the national health scheme (NHS), it was obvious there will be disagreements, Health Minister Philippos Patsalis said on Saturday, as draft legislation concerning the NHS will be heading to parliament in around 20 days.“There are many differing views arising from the lengthy dialogue we conducted with all political parties, unions, professional organisations, workers, and the public,” the minister said, adding that it was clear that red lines would have to be breached in the effort to overhaul the island’s health system.Putting a new health system in place is included in the terms of the island’s bailout.“The red lines set by the parties involved are so many there is no common denominator on which everyone agrees,” he said.Patsalis said Cyprus had to take the “creative leap” so as to move forward.The minister added that he would continue talking to all involved to achieve the highest consensus. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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