14day judicial custody for MLA Anant Singh

first_imgPatna: A Barh court on Sunday remanded controversial Bihar MLA Anant Singh to judicial custody for two weeks in connection with the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) case lodged against him.Singh, who had surrendered on Friday in Delhi, was produced before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) of Barh, Pankaj Tiwari. The ACJM sent him to 14 days’ judicial custody. Singh will be lodged in Patna’s Beur central jail. “An application for seeking Anant Singh on remand for interrogation could not be taken in the absence of regular court. Police will make application on Monday in this regard,” Patna Superintendent of Police (Rural) Kantesh Kumar Mishra said. The legislator, who was on the run after the police had registered the case against him following seizure of an AK-47 rifle and grenades from his ancestral home on August 16, had appeared before Saket Court Metropolitan Magistrate Harun Pratap on Friday and surrendered. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A police team headed by Barh Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Lipi Singh and Danapur ASP Ashok Mishra brought the Mokama MLA from New Delhi on Sunday morning and took him directly to Barh from Patna Airport amid tight security. Police had raided the ancestral home of Singh, an Independent MLA from Mokama, on August 16 and seized an AK-47 rifle, a magazine, live cartridges and two hand grenades. Police conducted a second raid at the 1, Mall Road, official residence of Singh in Patna on August 17 but he was not present. His accomplice Chhotan Singh was, however, apprehended from there. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KA sword and a mobile phone were also seized from the legislator’s official residence. Singh had claimed that he has not visited his ancestral house in the past 14 years. Singh – nicknamed as “Chhote Sarkar”- has a long criminal record and was recently summoned to the police headquarters in Patna for giving his voice sample in connection with an attack on a Mokama-based contractor. He was formerly known to have shared a close relationship with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar but the two apparently fell out ahead of the 2015 assembly elections. Singh then left the JD(U) and contested and retained his seat as an Independent.last_img read more

Capri, Abercrombie tumble; Marvell Technology rises

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:Abercrombie & Fitch Co., down $6.62 to $18.39The clothing and accessories retailer reported disappointing results and a weak outlook for a key sales measure.Capri Holdings Ltd., down $3.83 to $35.06The owner of Michael Kors and Versace brands gave investors a weak revenue forecast for fiscal 2020.Cypress Semiconductor Corp., up $1.85 to $17.25The chipmaker is considering a sale after receiving a takeover offer, according to media reports.Canada Goose Holdings Inc., down $15.13 to $33.89The luxury coat maker issued a weak revenue forecast for the fiscal year.Cara Therapeutics Inc., up $3.59 to $21.57The drug developer reported solid study results for a drug aimed at dialysis-related itchiness.Marvell Technology Group Ltd., up 67 cents to $22.02NXP Semiconductors is buying the company’s wireless connectivity business for $1.76 billion in cash.ArcelorMittal SA, down 35 cents to $15.35The world’s largest steelmaker announced further cuts to production at several plants in Europe due to weak demand and high imports.Johnson & Johnson, down $5.74 to $131.33The health products giant faces the second day of a high profile trial in Oklahoma focusing on its role in the opioid crisis.The Associated Press read more

Ban welcomes transition to constitutional order in Niger

30 March 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has telephoned the key players in the recent elections in Niger to congratulate them for the dignity, leadership and statesmanship they have shown in the transition to constitutional order. In February last year, renegade soldiers stormed the presidential palace and deposed then President Mamadou Tandja, who had been accused by opposition figures and others of anti-democratic practices. A military ruling council subsequently dissolved the Government and suspended a contested constitution that would have allowed Mr. Tandja to remain in power beyond the stipulated term.Mr. Ban called Lieutenant General Salou Djibo, Head of the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy, on Monday and voiced his satisfaction at the successful way in which Niger had managed the transitional process to constitutional order. He also spoke to Mahamadou Issoufou, proclaimed winner by the Independent Electoral Commission, who will be inaugurated as President on 7 April, and to Seini Oumarou, who has conceded defeat. He praised both contestants for the dignity, leadership and statesmanship displayed by them and for their efforts to promote national reconciliation.In a statement earlier this month, when the results were announced, Mr. Ban underlined the UN’s commitment in Niger and said it would “continue to assist the people of Niger and the future leadership in addressing post-transition challenges.” read more

India says it took a risk on Lanka

He says he feels there is an appreciation in Sri Lanka on the stand India took with regards to the island nation.India supported a resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council but refused to accept a resolution adopted by the Tamil Nadu Assembly against Sri Lanka. “Tamil Nadu assembly has passed a resolution, they wanted us to do the same thing at the UN, but we didn’t do it,” he said. India says it took a risk on the Sri Lankan issue despite pressure from some political parties and interest groups in India.In an interview with the Indo Asian News Service (IANS) today, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that some groups wanted India to go much further. The Indian government also refused to bow down to demands to change India’s “friendly nation” status given to Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) The Indian External Affairs Minister said that India took the risk and took the responsibility of going only as far as they thought was the right thing to do. read more

Markets Right Now Stocks mixed as banks rise but tech falls

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:45 a.m.Stocks are having a mixed performance early on Wall Street Friday as gains in banks and energy companies are offset somewhat by a drop in technology stocks.The Dow Jones industrials rose 45 points, or 0.1%, to 27,227. The index has risen for seven consecutive days.Tech stocks led the market’s gains the past two days, but opened lower Friday. Apple fell 1.4%.The S&P 500 is up 3 points, or 0.1%, to 3,012, and is about 13 points shy of its all-time high. But the Nasdaq, which has a heavy weighting of tech stocks, slipped 7 points, or 0.1%, to 8,186.Bonds continued their recent sell-off. The yield on the 10-year Treasury, which moves inversely to the price, rose to 1.83%. That helped bank stocks, with JPMorgan rising 1.3%.The Associated Press read more

Top UN expert on indigenous people heading to Chile

Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people for the UN’s Geneva-based Commission on Human Rights, will visit Chile at the invitation of the Government from 18 to 29 July.With this visit, his first to the country, Mr. Stavenhagen aims to better understand the situation of indigenous peoples in Chile through dialogue with the Government, indigenous communities, civil society, the UN team in the country and other international partners.The Special Rapporteur will start his visit in Santiago, where on Friday he is expected to deliver an opening speech at the “First International Seminar on Indigenous People in the International Context,” organized by, among others, Chile’s Ministry of Justice and the Minister of Planning (MIDEPLAN). Mr. Stavenhagen will brief participants on the latest developments regarding the promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous peoples in the Americas.While in Chile, the Special Rapporteur’s programme also includes meetings with senior government officials, regional and local authorities, members of indigenous communities, representatives of humanitarian, human rights and development non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions and representatives of the international community.He is expected to visit several communities in the regions of Tarapacá, Antofagasta, Biobío and Temuco, as well as in Santiago, where he will meet with the national, regional and local authorities, indigenous representatives and groups directly assisting indigenous peoples. In particular, he will meet with representatives from the Aymara, Atacameño, Huilliche, Mapuche, Pehuenche and Rapa Nui communities.The Special Rapporteur will also meet with members of the group “Comisión de Verdad y Nuevo Trato,” the National Ombudsman and others, to discuss the latest developments concerning his methods of work and thematic research, as well as on the key role of national institutions in promoting and protecting the human rights of indigenous peoples. His findings and recommendations will be presented to the sixtieth session of the Commission next spring. read more

Ban spotlights need for international cooperation to preserve ozone layer protect environment

In his message for the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, Mr. Ban pointed to the Montreal Protocol as an example of how Member States are capable to work for the common good. “Extraordinary challenges require extraordinary responses,” he said. “A generation ago, the world’s nations agreed to act definitively to protect the ozone layer, initiating an intergovernmental process that blazed new trails.”Signed on 16 September 1987, the Montreal Protocol aims to protect the ozone layer by taking measures to control total global production and consumption of substances that deplete it, with the ultimate objective of their elimination. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet. The Protocol has catalyzed innovation in the chemical and equipment manufacturing industry, resulting in more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly refrigeration systems.Action under the Protocol has also had significant climate benefits. Many harmful substances have been phased out, such as chlorofluorocarbons once used in products such as hairsprays, which are significant greenhouse gases.Mr. Ban called the Protocol a “remarkable success story” which provides a “beacon of hope,” and serves to chart a new vision beyond 2015, the deadline for the eight anti-poverty goals known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).“Sustainable development – enabled by the integration of economic growth, social justice and environmental stewardship – must become our global guiding principle and operational standard,” Mr. Ban said. “On this International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, I commend all who have made the Montreal Protocol such an outstanding example of international cooperation. I urge Governments, industry, civil society and all other partners to apply the same spirit to the other great environment and development challenges of our times.” read more

No place like home Ohio State volleyball continuing to spike visiting competition

The mantra of “Home Sweet Home” has been the theme for several Ohio State athletic teams that have enjoyed the most success playing on university grounds.The Ohio State men’s volleyball team has been no different. It has made its home at St. John Arena a nightmare for opposing teams.Coach Pete Hanson said that the comfort level at home has really helped elevate his team’s play.“I think some teams have a harder time adjusting to the bigger arena and that helps our guys a lot,” Hanson said.The Buckeyes have been the definition of “perfect” at home, not only winning all five matches this season, but also sweeping all three sets in each of those respective matches. They have won each home set by an average margin of seven points.Hanson said that playing in St. John Arena every day for practice has been important for the players.“It is a great facility that, when set up for volleyball, has a very good feel to it for our guys. Being able to practice every day there makes a huge difference also,” Hanson said. “The great lighting and very good visual surroundings are what help to make St. John a great place to play.”Hanson said that while he is pleased with his team’s home success, he knows that tougher tasks still lie ahead.“We have some very good teams still scheduled to come to St. John Arena and I think our early schedule at home has been a bit easier than what we will finish with,” Hanson said.After facing Carthage this Friday, the Buckeyes don’t return home until early March when they face No. 7 Penn State in a rematch from an early-season meeting. They then go on the road again for a couple of weeks before finishing the regular season with three consecutive matches at home against Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association conference opponents.Being able to replicate their early home domination during that final, three-match stretch will be essential for the Buckeyes to win the MIVA conference.“Home-court advantage for the MIVA playoffs is huge,” Hanson said. “We always want to win the conference and be the home team for all the rounds of the tournament.”Earning home court advantage in the playoffs would be instrumental for the Buckeyes considering how they have played at home already this season. The winner of the MIVA playoffs gains berth into the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Final Four.Hanson did not understate what that meant to his team. “That is truly one of our top priorities each and every year,” Hanson said. read more

Womens soccer Ohio State wraps up spring season against Pitt on the

OSU sophomore forward Sammy Edwards (19) during a game against Minnesota on Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 2-1. Credit: Sam Harris / For The LanternAfter a cancellation against their rival Michigan Wolverines last weekend, the Ohio State women’s soccer team is looking to get back on their feet as they travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers in the team’s final game of the 2017 spring season.With an intense few months of training and a number of exhibition games already under their belts, the Buckeyes are working to solidify the skills they have been building upon throughout this spring season, head coach Lori Walker said. However, there are a couple of lingering concerns that remain on both the offensive and defensive end of the ball.“We’ve got to have a little more presence from our mid-field as far as their ability to be dangerous in their shooting and looking at the goal more,” Walker said. “The biggest thing for us, though, is to really tidy up what’s happening in the back. We gave up way too many goals this past year, and if we can tighten that up, we’re certainly producing enough to win games.”The team has been struggling to fill certain roles that were left vacant at the conclusion of the 2016 season as their five graduating seniors departed, which has proven to be an especially difficult adjustment on the attacking end. Two of the five departing seniors, Lindsay Agnew and Nichelle Pierce, both now playing professionally, were the Buckeyes’ top goal scorers last season.With the absence of Agnew and Pierce up top, the transition has been tough for the group as they struggle to make it past the goalkeeper.“I feel like our biggest weakness is just putting the ball in the back of the net,” senior Sammy Edwards said. “We’ve been building so well and our defense has been strong, and then we get all the way up the field and we just can’t seem to finish and put the game away.”However, OSU may have more of an opportunity to enhance their attacks and find the back of the net this weekend, since Pitt has lost four graduating seniors as well, including their starting goalkeeper Taylor Francis, and defender Siobhan McDonough who contributed on the attack as well.The concern that remains is keeping a solid defensive line since Pitt will also have a number of dynamic attacking players. Panthers forwards Taylor Pryce and Ohio-native Sarah Krause could pose a threat to the Buckeyes’ defense who are going to need to tighten up, track and shut down these players, Walker said.Though the spring has brought along some challenges on both sides of the ball for the Buckeyes, they believe they have made improvements that will continue to benefit them as they prepare for the upcoming fall season, Edwards said.“I think we’re actually farther along in our process of where we want to be,” Edwards said, “and I think that’s going to be very beneficial as we go into the fall season because we have to train 13 new freshmen coming in, and if we’re all on the same page, it’ll be much easier to bring them into it.”The team is hoping for a smooth transition between the conclusion of the spring season and the beginning of summer training when the team, including the incoming freshman, arrive back on campus in June to take on summer school and work with the Buckeyes’ strength coach Tyler Carpenter before pre-season training officially begins.“They’ll get a little time off before preseason, and then we’ll hit the ground running on the first of August,” Walker said. The Buckeyes will wrap up the 2017 spring season Saturday at Pitt’s Ambrose Urbanic Field at 11:30 a.m. read more

Projects on Hold

first_imgLatest issue of International Mining Project News available (November 7): This issue sees the introduction of a new section, Projects On Hold, a section that, sadly, epitomises the current financial climate for mining companies, especially juniors. However, the more major Russia Copper Co (RCC) is one of the companies having to postpone projects. Its Miheevsky porphyry copper project located in Russia has been suspended due to financing. RCC says that the project will be re-started when external project funding is available again. There is some positive news however. Syndicated Metals has announced its maiden resource for the Barbara deposit within the Mount Remarkable project in northwest Queensland. It has a combined mineral resource (Indicated and Inferred) of 2.4 Mt at 1.6% Cu containing 38,000 t of copper at 0.5% Cu cutoff. This resource also has potential for gold credits and expansion of the resource along strike and at depth.Another company with an update on its activities is Sundance Resources, which has increased its Inferred mineral resource at the Mbarga deposit in Cameroon by 25% to 2,200 Mt at 40% Fe. This means that Sundance has achieved its overall itabirite Exploration Target of 2,000 to 2,500 Mt over exploration permit 92, solely from the Mbarga deposit.Bauxite Resources has been able to progress with an offtake agreement in this financially uncertain period. It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese alumina producer, Shanxi Wusheng Aluminium, with the aim of finalising an agreement within three months to supply quality bulk bauxite DSO to China within a year of the agreement being signed.There is more news on the North West Iron Ore Alliance (NWIOA) proposed port and stockyard facilities in Port Hedland. The alliance has appointed Sandwell to conduct an independent scoping study and channel and berth capacity simulation for the port. The two berths reserved at Port Hedland for both Alliance members and other junior producers (subject to certain conditions precedent), would have the capacity for up to 50 Mt/y of iron ore exports.There is also news of Albidon’s Chirundu uranium deposit in Zambia, Handini Resources’ potential coal-fired power plant in Indonesia, Gindalbie Metals’ Karara iron ore project in Australia, Atlas Iron’s Pardoo project in Australia and many others.To receive the full 35+ page report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTON), or contact emma@im-mining.com for a free trial copy.last_img read more

Tour of the Junkanoo Club McCartneys vow to establish a Museum

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Jun 2015 – The door was flung open, the way was cleared and the curious filed in to see what was left of the inside of the famous Junkanoo Club on Goode Street in Grand Turk. The site, built in the early 1970s and where political talks birthed the People’s Democratic Movement and ushered in deeper democracy for the Turks and Caicos has held up well over the years. PDM Leader, Sharlene Robinson said there are serious talks underway to elevate the status of the spot, which is still owned by the McCartneys.Deandrea Hamilton: “Should this be an historical site, should this be a stop on a tour?”Hon. Sharlene Robinson: “Absolutely, absolutely and I am so happy again that the McCartney Family has decided to create a museum and certainly his tomb, his site, the memorial site. That is one thing as party leader I am going to be pushing for because there is no way on my watch, that the young people will not know the history of this man and this movement and not appreciate the lives and the sacrificial service that were laid on the line and the persons who died fighting for a better Turks and Caicos.”Rev Terrance Smith was there in 1975 when the ‘incident’ involving a gun battle standoff with what were called, ‘oppressive’ and ‘victimizing’ members of the Police Force took place.Deandrea Hamilton: Were you scared, what was the mood like on the inside of the building?Terrance Smith: “Never was afraid in my whole life, ain’t never been afraid of nothing; never.”Deandrea Hamilton: Police are shooting at you…Terrance Smith: “Yes but we’re shooting too. Best man win. We were never afraid of the police, the police were afraid of us and that was the problem.”Smith, who remains the party’s chaplain after the weekend convention, was joined by others from that era, including women; we spoke to Rosabelle Adams who with baby in her arms stood watch outside on that fateful night June 6, 1975. “They told JAGS to let him go, JAGS said not until I get what I want for my people. They reported it to the Governor and the Governor came down here and he stood right over there and talked to JAGS. He (Governor Arthur Watson) sent to call JAGS, but JAGS told him (the Goveror) he must come to him; so he came to JAGS and JAGS told him that he wouldn’t let Commissioner Blaze go until he got what he wanted for his people. Now there were other people here in the Junkanoo, but they came of their own free will.”The story goes that JAGS, a cool-headed, determined strategist etched his demands on bits of paper, invited the Governor to come to his turf for negotiations and finally saw the demands of the people acquiesced to – the British warship retreated, an inquiry found the police officers who were from the Eastern Caribbean guilty of firing first in the standoff and by 1976, James Alexander George Smith McCartney was elected the country’s first Chief Minister. A powerful story… as for what was inside the Junkanoo Club when we went in on the 40th anniversary over the weekend; a combination of things old and new, more like a storage space now, pretty much forgotten despite its heavy history, with one token of those times still handing on the wall, a dart board which the likes of Charlie Garland, also a part of the JAGS era believes may have been from the hay day of the club. You can see our One Caribbean TV news report; go to MagneticMediaTV.com Opposition says: Govt slow to restore construction industry; 12-storey debacle no surprise Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp People’s Democratic Alliance release song to encourage voter support NHIP controversy sparks rumors of PDM unrest, Premier denies allegations Recommended for you Related Items:charlie garland, goode street, JAGS McCartney, junkanoo club, people’s democratic movement, rev. terrence smithlast_img read more

Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

first_img Posted: November 20, 2018 AP November 20, 2018 Updated: 5:16 PM AP, center_img 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 SettingsHOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that said anyone who crossed the southern border between official ports of entry would be ineligible for asylum. As the first of several caravans of migrants have started arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump said an asylum ban was necessary to stop what he’s attacked as a national security threat.But in his ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar agreed with legal groups that immediately sued, arguing that U.S. immigration law clearly allows someone to seek asylum even if they enter the country between official ports of entry.“Whatever the scope of the President’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden,” said Tigar, a nominee of former President Barack Obama.The Department of Homeland Security did not immediately comment on the ruling, which will remain in effect for one month barring an appeal. In issuing the ban, Trump used the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that was ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court.If enforced, the ban would potentially make it harder for thousands of people to avoid deportation. DHS estimates around 70,000 people a year claim asylum between official ports of entry. But Tigar’s ruling notes that federal law says someone may seek asylum if they have arrived in the United States, “whether or not at a designated port of arrival.”“Individuals are entitled to asylum if they cross between ports of entry,” said Baher Azmy, a lawyer for the Center for Constitutional Rights, which sued the government alongside the American Civil Liberties Union. “It couldn’t be clearer.”RELATED STORY: DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to visit Border Field State ParkAround 3,000 people from the first of the caravans have arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, across the border from San Diego, California. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday that it closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the San Ysidro crossing. It has also installed movable, wire-topped barriers, apparently to stop a potential mass rush of people.As of Monday, 107 people detained between official crossings have sought asylum since Trump’s order went into effect, according to DHS, which oversees Customs and Border Protection. Officials didn’t say whether those people’s cases were still progressing through other, more difficult avenues left to them after the proclamation.DHS has said it wants asylum seekers at the southern border to appear at an official border crossing. But many border crossings such as San Ysidro already have long wait times. People are often forced to wait in shelters or outdoor camps on the Mexican side, sometimes for weeks.ACLU lawyer Lee Gelernt said that some people seeking asylum cross between official ports because “they’re in real danger,” either in their countries of origin or in Mexico.“We don’t condone people entering between ports of entry, but Congress has made the decision that if they do, they still need to be allowed to apply for asylum,” he said.___Associated Press journalists Jill Colvin and Colleen Long in Washington contributed to this report. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum banlast_img read more

Gulf Publishing Co Acquires CenturyOld Oildom Publishing

first_img Oildom owner Olive Klinger III plans to retire, according to the statement, but will keep an advisory role. Klinger’s grandfather, an engineer for ExxonMobil predecessor Standard Oil, founded the company in New York’s Woolworth Building in 1908 — just seven years after the start of the Texas oil boom, which would last for decades. The move, which expands Gulf Publishing’s portfolio to encompass seven media brands — including World Oil and London-based Petroleum Economist — is part of a strategic effort to position the company as the leading source of business intelligence in the global oil and gas industry, according to president and CEO John Royall. “We are the go-to resource for our clients,” added Royall in a prepared statement, “and Oildom’s people, products and services are an excellent complement to our organization as they extend our global leadership to the midstream and utility sectors.” Oildom publisher Cleve Hogarth, however, will shift to Gulf Publishing following the acquisition and maintain his current responsibilities.  “Combining with Gulf Publishing’s strong capabilities in digital, data management, and global reach allows us to take the Oildom media brands to the next level,” added Hogarth in the statement.center_img Gulf Publishing Company has made its first major move since spinning off from its former London-based parent via management buyout last August. The Houston-based trade publisher serving the global energy industry announced yesterday its acquisition of Oildom Publishing Company, also Houston-based, including its flagship monthly, Pipeline & Gas Journal, as well as Pipeline News and Underground Construction magazines and a pair of related trade shows. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Longtime publishing industry investor Russell Denson, who serves as chairman of Gulf’s parent company, Gulf Publishing Holdings, led the acquisition with financing from Houston-based Main Street Capital.last_img read more

Tetris Royale is Tetris 99 meets mobile and its now in the

first_img $299 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go See it Tags Best Buy See It See It Walmart $299 This is not Tetris Royale. Or Tetris 99. (Just fyi.) It’s a decidedly analog version of Tetris, in the form of a lamp (at a pop-up comic book shop in Canada). Looks like it might be mobile though. Rene Johnston/Getty Images Nintendo’s Tertris 99 battle royale game for its Switch console may soon have a mobile doppelgänger: Tetris Royale. Gaming firm N3twork, in partnership with The Tetris Company, is developing its own multiplayer, last-person-standing version of the classic (and classically addicting) fit-the-falling-blocks-together game. A beta version for iPhones, iPads and Android phones will arrive this year, says a release from the companies.For the uninitiated, Nintendo’s Tetris 99 is a battle royale game like Fortnite. The gameplay looks like the dropping-blocks Tetris you know, just with 98 other players trying to lay down bricks alongside you. Every time you get two lines or more, you send garbage from your screen to the bottom of other players’ screens. Players get knocked out until only one remains. CNET has called it one of the best games on the Switch.The new mobile, Tetris Royale version from N3twork “will feature a variety of game modes, from the hallmark 100-player Tetris Royale mode to massive daily competitions of thousands of players to solo Marathon mode where players can hone their Tetris skills,” says the release.Players in Tetris Royale mode can tackle daily challenges to nab rewards like power-ups and boosters that can be used in competition, as well as customization options, the release says. Amazon $299 How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 Nintendo See It $289 Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) Post a comment Share your voice Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details 0 Nintendo Switch Mobile Mobile Apps News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander?last_img read more

Borough waits for mayors race outcome

first_imgNo mayor yet for the Matanuska Susitna Borough.  The vote count in the Matanuska Susitna Borough mayor’s race remains close. Incumbent Larry DeVilbiss and challenger Vern Halter were separated by 169 votes after the close of the polls last Tuesday.  Lonnie McKechnie, Borough clerk, says a candidate has to have 40 percent of the vote to win the election.“And since the two top candidates have received more than 40 percent of the vote, there will not be a runoff election.”The absentee and questioned ballots from the Oct. 6 Borough election will be machine counted on Monday by a two-person review board.  The results will be posted on the Borough’s website on Monday afternoon.McKechnie says that some ballots may not be added to the vote talley.“Really what the canvass board does is they go through and count the absentee and questioned ballots. What they are looking at is if somebody was registered on time to vote in the Borough election, whether they were registered in the Borough in the time they voted, or in the thirty day time frame, which was September 6. If somebody happened to not be registered in the Borough thirty days prior, or not registered in the state at all, those would be no-count ballots and the voters would be notified of that.”And sometimes, a voter will vote for more than one candidate in a race. In that case, such a ballot will be hand counted.“And that does happen ocassionally. So what we would look at is the voters intent. Is it clear that they only meant for this person, or was it not clear if they put two ovals in. We have to look at the voter’s intent, and try to determine that when we hand count.”Candidates or their assigned observers will be allowed to attend the vote count.The Canvass Board will present the results for certification to the Assembly at 5 pm on October 20 in the Borough Assembly Chambers a in Palmer.last_img read more

GES 2017 Lakshmi Manchu to address the panel before Ivanka Trump

first_imgLakshmi ManchuFacebookLakshmi Manchu has been invited to be a panellist at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 (GES2017), where she will address the audience before Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump.It is well known that Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 is being held in Hyderabad between November 28 and 30, and Ivanka Trump is heading the United States delegation to the event.The focus of the summit will be supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.The latest we hear is Lakshmi Manchu has been selected as one of the panellists at GES2017. Idlebrain Jeevi‏, a noted film critic and observer of the Telugu film industry, revealed the news on his Twitter page.He tweeted: “Actress, Producer @LakshmiManchu is invited to be a panelist at a meeting being organised on the sidelines of #GES2017 at HICC on Nov 28th. This is one of the most prestigious panel as part of #GES series.She is going address the panel before @IvankaTrump.”Lakshmi Manchu is a noted actress, producer and women entrepreneur — one of the leaders in her field from the Telugu states. Though she is the daughter of veteran actor Mohan Babu, her journey to fame was not easy. Having started her career with English movies in the US, she was subjected to a lot of discrimination and struggle.Lakshmi Manchu is a great example of successful women entrepreneurs. Her selection as a panellist is a decision by the organisers of GES2017 that is being welcomed by many.It is also a special honour for the actress-turned-producer. She is going to be one of the only personalities from the Telugu film industry to address the panel after mega power star Ram Charan.last_img read more

CEC asks police not to embarrass polling officers

first_imgChief election commissioner KM Nurl Huda addresses a meeting with police at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city`s Agargaon area on Thursday. Photo: Tanvir AhmedIn the wake of allegations of police interference into process of assigning officers to carry out election duties, chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Thursday asked the law enforcers not to collect information about them from open sources.”We didn’t ask you to collect information about them from door to door. Don’t do it as this has already raised questions. Polling officers feel embarrassed for such act,” the CEC told the police at a meeting at Nirbachan Bhaban in the city’s Agargaon area.His directive came only after the media outtlets published reports that a section of police men called the polling officers in various districts for collecting information, especially about their political affiliation.The chief election commissioner, however, said, “If you need to collect information, collect it from secret sources.”He also asked the policemen not to sue anybody and arrest anyone without warrants after the announcement of the election schedule. The commission on 8 November announced the schedule and accordingly the voting will be held on 30 December.”I hope you are no doing it.” CEC Huda said about what th3e opposition called fictitious cases and arrest of their leaders and activists to stop them from joining electoral race.Nurul Huda mentioned that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) handed over a list of cases that implicated 4,000-5,000 BNP men. After a scrutiny, he added, it was found that those cases were filed before 5 January 2014 election.”The BNP did not give a complete list of cases filed against the leaders and activists after the announcement of the election schedule,” he said adding “We cannot take steps for that.”The chief election commissioner maintains that the role of police force is the ‘very important’ in holding a fair election.”You’ve to be careful so that the election is not questioned for the role of the police,” he said adding the election of this year is very important as all the political parties will participate.Nurul Huda said the police carry out most of the election duties and it is their duty to provide security to voters.The CEC said, “The police traditionally tackle the post-election violence. They have to do this this time around as well. You have to work out of your conscience.”He insisted t6hat the law enforcement will enjoy full freedom so that the election is in no way questioned, and the commission will watch it.Nurul Huda assured the polkice that the commission would not take any action against any policemen without proper scrutiny of their misdeeds. “You need not to be scared of.”The police have to devise a strategic plan as different forces will take information from them, he said.Nurul Huda said small teams of defence will meet the police after 15 December. Teams of army will remain deployed in every district and the police have to work in coordination with them, he added.The CEC also said police have to give information to other forces and magistrates.last_img

Former Education Secretary Says Reducing Violence Will Help Students Learn Grow

first_imgSHUTTERSTOCKBefore Arne Duncan served as the Secretary of Education under President Obama, he spent seven years trying to improve Chicago’s schools as CEO of the country’s third-largest school district. One of the city’s most pressing challenges was curbing the gun violence that many of Chicago’s students experience on a daily basis. It’s one of Duncan’s focuses in his new role as managing partner at the Emerson Collective, a nonprofit organization that promotes social justice initiatives. During a recent episode of KERA’s Think, he talked about the ways that violence in cities like Chicago are widening the learning gap. Interview HighlightsOn the violence Chicago students face What I’m doing full time now is working to reduce the violence here in Chicago. We’re working with the young men most likely to shoot and be shot, trying to give them a pathway from the illegal economy — which almost inevitably leads to violence — to the legal economy.  We work with guys for about a year. We hire them. We have life coaches for them. We work on the trauma that they’ve dealt with all their life. We’ve seen some extraordinary transformations. I’m actually hopeful that our young men are actually going to lead our city where it needs to go. On the role of gunsThe Sandy Hook massacre happened. That was the worst day of President Obama’s presidency. That was my worst day. We never imagined in our worst nightmares 20 babies, 5 teachers and a principal being killed. Subsequent to that, we got nothing done in terms of legislation. For me, the worst lie is that we all say we value our children. In fact, I would argue we don’t. I would argue we value our guns more than our children. On giving students more time in school Historically, time has been the constant in education. I would argue that should be the variable. Different students need different times in school. For some children, six or seven hours a day is plenty. Some kids might need eight, 10 or 12 hours. There were tens of thousands of kids in Chicago where we fed them three meals a day — breakfast, lunch and dinner — because we worried they’d be hungry going home at night.On ensuring students are tech-savvy Make sure all young people are growing up fluent in the new world that they’re being raised in. I would say technology can be a great equalizer, but if it’s only going to the haves and not the have-nots, then it exacerbates that divide we’re fighting so hard to challenge. Interview responses have been edited for clarity. Sharelast_img read more

Whisker Fatigue Is Real and Your Cat Probably Has It

first_img Cat’s whiskers are much more than just a fun way to provoke your pet. (I’m not the only one who does that, right?)The movable hairs, called vibrissae, allow felines to “see” in the dark by touching objects and sensing air currents; they also trigger protective blink reflexes.But facial hair can be a blessing and a curse for some cats that suffer from whisker fatigue.As reported last week by The New York Times, the “fairly new diagnosis” occurs among cats whose sensitive sideburns rub against the sides of their food or water bowl.So if you’ve caught your pet pawing grub onto the floor, making a mess of their dinner, hesitating before eating, or acting aggressive or anxious around mealtimes, it might be time to replace that deep dish with something wider and more shallow.Cats’ “highly tuned whiskers are environmental sensors and are always sending signals to their brain,” according to Hepper, maker of the whisker-friendly NomNom feeder ($39.99). “When their whiskers hit the sides of deeper bowls, constant signals are sent, causing unnecessary stress and distraction while eating.”The two-bowl NomNom are only 1 inch deep, so “whiskers are not bothered.”Despite its ridiculous title, whisker fatigue is an issue many (but not all) veterinarians take seriously, the Times said. It’s also on the minds of many manufacturers, which, like Hepper, are introducing more cat-friendly options.Dr. Catsby’s Bowl for Whisker Relief ($19.99), for instance, was invented by “a medical expert renowned in the field of Whiskerology.” Alternatively, Trendy Pet’s stress-free cat feeder—essentially a plate sitting on top of a box—sells for $42.It’s easy to laugh the problem away. But imagine being tickled every time you tried to take a bite of your meal: You’d probably fight back, too. Stay on target Firefighters Respond to Fire Alarm at Shelter, Discover Cat Triggered ItCat Gets Stuck in Washing Machine for 35-Minute Cycle last_img read more