UN mission in Kosovo helps Serbian convoy to deliver aid

The large convoy, consisting of 10 buses with more than 300 people and five trucks of humanitarian supplies, officially notified UNMIK of its arrival only on 12 July — too short a time in terms of required notification, according to Susan Manuel, a spokeswoman for the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).As the security could not be arranged in time, UNMIK decided that the convoy could not travel through Kosovo, Ms. Manuel said. A compromise was found on 13 July for a smaller convoy to come on 15 July, but the convoy organizers chose to attempt entrance on 14 July with the full entourage.KFOR, the international security force in Kosovo, stopped the convoy to prevent possible incidents. Because of some protest among the population against the convoy, KFOR transferred all supplies onto KFOR lorries and allowed some Serb representatives to monitor delivery. Five small convoys then delivered the supplies to several enclaves, completing the operation on Sunday.”We do not oppose such visits,” the spokeswoman said, “but we have a clear policy on notification in order to make the needed security arrangements.” read more

Chad UN finds new site for thousands of refugees from Central African

So far over 1,500 of some 6,000 refugees have been moved to a new site at Dosseye, some 30 kilometres from Goré, the main town in southern Chad, where they have better access to water, a health centre, security and a school – and space for each family to cultivate land, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman William Spindler told a news briefing in Geneva today.The rest are expected to move over the next few days to the site, which can host up to 10,000 people, as will any new arrivals from CAR.The refugees were living at a site at Amboko on agricultural land belonging to local people as a provisional measure. Most of them arrived between June and December 2005.There are about 45,000 CAR refugees in Chad, which also shelters some 220,000 refugees from Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region along its eastern border. read more

FCC Chairman Genachowski confirms plans to step down in coming weeks

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, on Friday announced that he’s stepping down in the “coming weeks,” after a four-year tenure that’s garnered mixed reviews for him and tangible progress in the industries he oversees.The country’s top telecommunications regulator told a staff meeting of his decision Friday morning. His impending departure was reported Thursday by several news outlets.Genachowski, 50, was appointed in 2009 and has hewed a middle line between the desires of public-interest groups and the telecom industry, which hasn’t enamoured him to either side.His tenure has seen continued adoption of broadband and ever higher Internet connection speeds, especially on the wireless side, but consumer groups saw the approval of Comcast’s acquisition of NBC as a mistake, while AT&T Inc. suffered a severe blow when its acquisition of T-Mobile USA was blocked.“For those of us who represent the public, Chairman Genachowski’s term can best be described as one of missed opportunities,” said public-interest group Public Knowledge. Genachowski should have done more to assert the FCC’s authority over broadband, which is lightly regulated compared to the telephone, and to prevent consolidation in the industry, it said.In an interview, Genachowski defended the FCC’s 2010 order that prohibits wired Internet service providers from blocking access to websites and services.“We put in place the first rules to protect Internet freedom and openness, and the rules are working. We’re seeing increased innovation and investment in Internet applications and services and also in Internet networks and infrastructure,” Genachowski said. “I believe we’ve established an open Internet as a business and social norm in the U.S.”President Barack Obama, who worked with Genachowski at the Harvard Law Review, said he brought to the FCC a “clear focus on spurring innovation, helping our businesses compete in a global economy and helping our country attract the industries and jobs of tomorrow.”Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a non-partisan think-tank , commended Genachowski’s FCC for its National Broadband Plan — the first comprehensive federal plan to stimulate the availability and adoption of high-speed Internet access — and for its efforts to put more radio spectrum to use wireless broadband.“America’s broadband economy is thriving, with record-setting private investment, unparalleled innovation in networks, device and apps, and renewed U.S. leadership around the world,” Genachowski said Friday as he thanked the FCC’s staff.Genachowski’s departure will follow that of Republican Robert McDowell, which leaves the five-member commission with a 2-1 Democratic majority until Obama appoints a new chairman and commissioner.Stifel Nicolaus analysts Christopher King and David Kaut said they believe the front-running candidate for next chairman is Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former president of two major trade groups, for the cable and wireless industries. by Peter Svensson, The Associated Press Posted Mar 22, 2013 12:44 pm MDT FCC Chairman Genachowski confirms plans to step down in coming weeks AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

US stocks snap higher as Fed promises a patient approach on rates

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The U.S. stock market is closing with its biggest gain in more than a year after the Federal Reserve said it was in no rush to raise rates.The Federal Reserve indicated Wednesday it was moving closer to raising rates from record lows because the U.S. economy and job market are strengthening. The Fed said it would be “patient” in its approach to raising rates.The Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 40 points, or 2 per cent, to 2,012, the largest increase since October 2013.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 288 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 17,356.The Nasdaq climbed 96 points, or 2.1 per cent, to 4,644.Energy shares rose the most Wednesday as oil gained.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.14 per cent. by The Associated Press Posted Dec 17, 2014 2:13 pm MDT US stocks snap higher as Fed promises a ‘patient’ approach on rates; oil price steadies read more

UN agency boosts aid for Malawis flood victims as Member States are

Also today, UN Member States were briefed on the unfolding humanitarian situation in the southeast Africa country. Speaking on behalf of General Assembly President Sam Kutesa, Assembly Vice-President, Denis Antoine, urged the international community to consider giving more to address the growing needs in Malawi.“While we may not be able to prevent disasters from taking place, we can do much more to mitigate their impact on people and economies,” Mr. Antoine told the Assembly this morning at a meeting organized by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The world must not let the “increasing humanitarian crises around the world” take away from addressing a very serious situation unfolding in Malawi, he added. “Since the beginning of the rainy season last October, more than 100,000 people in southern Africa region have been displaced or affected by floods and storms,” said Mr. Antoine. Although countries in the region are leading humanitarian efforts with the assistance from the UN and its partners, the international community must do more to “support a full recovery.”Malawi’s Minister of Lands and Housing also participated in the briefing via video link from his country’s capital, Lilongwe. Also joining in was the UN Resident Coordinator in the country and other members of the UN country team who provided details on the situation on the ground. The situation is expected to get worse before it gets better, with downpours forecast for the next several days. This year’s rains have come ahead of their usual schedule, repeatedly bursting the banks along the Shire and Ruo rivers.In a note, WFP today said more resources are urgently required to fill the funding gap. The Programme is currently working to bring food to an additional 160,000 people who have been affected by the floods. This week alone, it plans to dispatch food to Mangochi, Thyolo, Chiradzulu, Blantyre, Salima and Balaka districts. It is delivering maize, beans, vegetable oil and ‘Super Cereal’ (a flour-fortified with vitamins and minerals). Meanwhile, it has also provided 28 metric tons of High-Energy Biscuits to more than 34,000 people in Chikhwawa and Nsanje districts. The fortified biscuits are often used in emergencies when people have no access to cooking facilities.The WFP has been able to reach hard-to-reach areas of the hardest hit areas of Chikhwawa and Nsanje using its own helicopter. By the end of January, it had reached nearly 210,000 people with more than 1,500 metric tons of food assistance in eight districts. read more

Brock tops in intramurals yet again

Brock’s seven CIRA Ontario banners. Call it Lucky No. 7.Brock University has its seventh CIRA Ontario Outstanding Intramural Achievement banner.The University was recognized yet again for providing a stellar intramural experience to students, giving 6,800 Badgers the chance to play the usual sport suspects like volleyball, or the off-beat, such as innertube water polo, underwater hockey and ultimate Frisbee.In all, 52 competitive and recreational activities were offered, with two new leagues added to the roster: tchouckball and extreme intramurals, which combined, saw nearly 30 teams and 200 people participate.“The most rewarding part of Intramurals is the fact that students and staff from all over the campus choose to participate. Our program sees students in all faculties participate,” Megan Locker, intramural program co-ordinator wrote in the award application.“What makes Brock Intramurals outstanding is the fact that all participants are given plenty of opportunities to meet other students while participating in sports they may or may not have played before on campus.”That sentiment was echoed by students, who wrote letters of support for the University.“Getting involved with intramurals really made all the difference to my time at Brock and it really made me want to encourage others to do the same,” one student wrote. “I look forward to continuing the remainder of my years at Brock with the intramural program andseeing just how much fun we can have.” read more

Newsrooms hold moment of silence for 5 shooting victims

first_imgANNAPOLIS, Md. — Newsrooms across the country, including The Columbian’s, paused Thursday to observe a moment of silence for five employees of a Maryland newspaper who were killed a week ago in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.The Capital Gazette staff paused somberly at 2:33 p.m. as editor Rick Hutzell rang a bell for each person who died at the Annapolis paper exactly seven days earlier, The Baltimore Sun reported.The staff traditionally convenes meetings by clanging a bell, and Hutzell said the act has taken on a new meaning.“Every time we ring that bell, we’re going to think about our friends,” he said.About a dozen people held hands and prayed next to a memorial near the building where the shootings happened. Cheryl Starr and her son, Sam, came to pay their respects.“We live right next door, so it just hit us hard, because it’s so close to home — way too close to home — and it’s tragic. Everyone in the community knew these people, and it just shouldn’t happen like that,” she said.The American Society of News Editors and The Associated Press Media Editors asked newsrooms around the globe to join in a remembrance of the dead, and many did.last_img read more

Charlie Puth Sings Through His Shyness With The Way I Am

first_imgPuth’s relationship with collaborators stands out on Voicenotes and these were a big part of the lead up to its May release, including “Done For Me” featuring Kehlani and “Change” with James Taylor.The album’s pre-release single “How Long” made it to the Billboard Hot 100 No. 21 in Feb. and has received more than 400 million views for its complaints about being cheated on. Like “The Way I Am”‘s complaints about shyness, there is a tuneful celebration of self-acceptance at its center.Finding his voice and gaining comfort in the spotlight, Charlie Puth’s craft and growth as an artist feel centered. Heading on tour with a great sophomore LP on the books, it seems like Puth is just where he should be.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Charlie Puth Accepts “The Way I Am” charlie-puth-sings-through-his-shyness-way-i-am Charlie Puth Sings Through His Shyness With “The Way I Am” https://twitter.com/charlieputh/status/1016524957734621184 The right place to hide for this high-register balladeer is front-and-center, inside his musicPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 10, 2018 – 2:50 pm Singer/songwriter Charlie Puth’s second studio album Voicenotes was released in May and reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200, topping his 2016 debut album Nine Track Mind’s No. 6 peak position. On July 9 Puth released the video for his latest’s opening track “The Way I Am,” soaring swiftly past its first million views on YouTube.A pop anthem for self-acceptance, with confessional overtones, its message holds a “just Puth” commentary on his rapid rise as a successful new voice. Puth is up-front about this ambivalence with the lyric, “I’m just trying to find a place to hide,” and center stage seems like a good place for that — Puth kicks off his North American tour in Toronto on July 11. With his summer packed with performance dates, whatever shyness fuels his talent can be explored before thousands of adoring fans. Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 17, 2016 – 1:21 pm Charlie Puth Wrote “See You Again” In 10 Minutescenter_img Facebook News In 2014 Puth’s Hot 100 No. 1 hit “See You Again” with Wiz Khalifa associated his relaxed tenor register with the lasting relationships that powered Furious 7 and commemorated the loss of Paul Walker. In addition to the track’s Best Pop Duo/Group Performance nomination at the 58th GRAMMY Awards, the pair were also nominated as composers in Best Song Written For Visual Media and Song Of The Year. Puth told us he wrote the first draft in 10 minutes while staying at the Montage in Beverly Hills. Email Content Not Available last_img read more

Mazdas future styling will differ more from model to model says Euro

first_imgEnlarge ImageDon’t expect to see these lines on other Mazda models in the future. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow Mazda has always been a company that has been most successful when it opted not to do things the way other companies were choosing to, and instead went its own weird and often wildly different way. This has been as much the case with styling as it has with mechanical engineering and it looks like that independent streak is going to continue.In a report published on Wednesday by Autocar UK, Mazda’s European design chief, Jo Stenuit, outlined Mazda’s different approach to styling. He said that the company wouldn’t participate in so-called “Russian doll” styling, where its vehicles look like differently sized versions of one another. Instead, Stenuit says, the cars will share sufficient design detail to mark them as a Mazda, but the vehicles in its lineup will all be uniquely styled. A Mazda6 won’t share the same lines as a CX-3, and a Miata won’t look at all like the Mazda3. This is, for us anyway, a pretty exciting idea.Mazda’s in-house designers are some of the best in the business, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with, especially when you add in Mazda’s firm continued commitment to improving and cleaning up the internal combustion engine and its reputation for building cars that are fun to drive. 2019 Mazda CX-3 is brimming with personality 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado More From Roadshow Car Industry 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Tags Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio. Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Comments 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 4 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 18 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 52 Photos 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Tags Comments Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 10 Photos 69 Photoscenter_img Share your voice GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Mazda Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. Share your voice Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 68 Photos 49 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 12 Photos 26 Photos Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. Car Industry Car Culture Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 81 Photos 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 78 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 71 Photos Mazda,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acuralast_img read more

Court Rejects Shell Suit Against Environmental Groups

first_imgAn appeals court has tossed out a request by Shell Oil to block future challenges from environmental groups against Arctic drilling operations.Shell filed the lawsuit against 13 environmental and tribal organizations back in 2012. The oil company wanted a formal declaration that its government-approved spill response plans were legal. They hoped it would help them block hypothetical lawsuits down the road.But the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said any challenges would have to go through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which approves Shell’s plans, rather than Shell itself. The court said it would be unconstitutional for Shell to determine the winner of court battles between BOEM and other groups that haven’t even happened yet.The National Resource Defense Council was one group Shell was suing. In a statement, director Chuck Clusen said, “Shell was attempting to quash dissent and circumvent due process. It didn’t work – our legal system prevailed.”The decision leaves the door open for groups like the NRDC to take potential legal action against Shell’s prospects in the Arctic. That’s as the company tries to secure more federal approvals for a 2015 drilling season in the Chukchi Sea.last_img read more

Director YVS Chowdary sends legal notice to Mohan Babu over land dispute

first_imgYVS ChowdaryTwitterDirector YVS Chowdary has reportedly sent a legal notice to senior Telugu actor Mohan Babu over a land dispute, weeks after the latter was sentenced to one-year imprisonment in the cheque bounce case.A two-page-long legal notice, which is claimed to be sent by YVS Chowdary to Mohan Babu, is being circulated on the social media. “My client is the absolute owner and possessor of the open land of 20 guntas comprising in survey no. 194/part out of total extent of Ac.1.00 at Jalpally Village within the following boundaries: North: 25′ Road; South: Agricultural land in By No. 194/part East: 25′ Road; West: Agricultural land in By No. 194/part,” read a statement from the legal notice.According to this notice, YVS Chowdary had purchased the property from Begurtt Pasha and Sunil Kumar Altuja under Registered Sale Deed dated April 9, 2009. Mohan Babu’s family members have also purchased certain another extent of land in the same survey No. from the same owners and constructed house in the property. The actor had assured Chowdary to take care of his land and prevent encroachments.Mohan Babu had developed the idea of acquiring the property, but certain disputes cropped up between the two due to the dishonour of a cheque issued by the actor. When the director requested to pay the amount, he put pressure on him to sell the land to clear the debt. After he was convicted by the criminal court on April 2, he had erected a wall and closed the entry to his site without obtaining permission. Mohan BabuTwitterA statement in the notice reads, “You have no such right. Our client learnt that you have employed security men and bouncers in and around the scheduled property to prevent our client and his men from entering into his own property. Your acts amount to criminal trespass besides violating the ownership rights of our client and interfering with his possession and enjoyment of the property, which are actionable perse.”YVS Chowdary has asked Mohan Babu to remove the obstruction at the entry and his men into his property. “If you fail to comply with this demand within SEVEN days from the date of receipt of this notice, our client will be constrained to file civil and criminal actions against you making you liable for costs and damages also,” concludes the legal notice.Director YVS Chowdary sends a legal notice to Mohan Babu over a land dispute and cheque bounce case pic.twitter.com/Z5hIOTYGye— Hemanth Kumar C R (@crhemanth) April 9, 2019last_img read more

Train knocks down autorickshaw kills six

first_imgAccording to witnesses, the incident occurred as a Dewanganj-bound local train knocked down the battery-run three-wheeler when its driver was trying to cross hurriedly the Chandra level crossing. There was no guard there. The deceased were identified as Sanwar Hossain, 40, from Kompopur, Mir Hossain, 40, from Chandra, Intaj Ali, 50, from Banschara, Saleha Begum, 50, wife of Abdul Aziz from Shahpur area, Hossain Ali, 50, from Kompopur and Abdur Rahim, 35, autorickshaw driver from Kompopur areas of the upazila.One of them died on the spot and three others succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital.Four other injured men were shifted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where two died under treatment.Additional deputy commissioner of Jamalpur Rasel Sabrin confirmed the incident. “The district administration will give Tk 10,000 to each of the victims’ families.” the official told Prothom Alo.Deputy commissioner Kabir told Prothom Alo that he has formed a three-member committee, led by additional deputy commissioner Rasel Sabrin, to investigate into the incident.The committee has been directed to submit its findings within next seven days. Six men were killed as a running train hit a three-wheeler in Jamalpur sadar upazila. Photo: Abdul AzizSix men were killed and two others sustained injuries as a running train hit an auto-rickshaw in Jamalpur sadar on Wednesday evening.last_img read more

Syria force evacuates women children from IS holdout

first_imgA member of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) carries a baby followed by the mother who cries and asks for help after leaving the Islamic State (IS) group`s last holdout of Baghouz, in Syria`s northern Deir Ezzor province, on 22 February. Photo: AFPUS-backed fighters trucked out civilians from the last speck of the Islamic State group’s dying “caliphate” in Syria on Friday, eager to press on with the battle to crush the jihadists.More than four years after IS overran large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq, and declared a “caliphate”, they have lost all of it but a tiny patch in the village of Baghouz near the Iraqi border.More than 40 trucks carrying men, women and children left the enclave on Friday, AFP correspondents at a position of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces outside the village reported.Most were women and children, their clothes caked in dust, but the passengers also included men with their faces wrapped in chequered scarves.Women clung to the railings of the trucks, while the hair of younger girls blew in the wind, as they left the enclave in the second such large-scale evacuation in three days.On the back of one of the trucks, three men covered their faces with their hands, apparently not to be caught on camera.Asked what the situation was like inside IS’s last scrap of territory, a young man replied: “Not good”.On the roof of one of the trucks, an old man with a thick white beard wearing a red and white checkered scarf on his head yelled down: “There is an ill man with us.”SDF spokesman Adnan Afrin said more than 2,000 people were estimated to still be inside the pocket, and more trucks were expected to bring them out.War or surrenderOnce the evacuations have ended, the jihadists will have to decide whether to continue defending the less than half a square kilometre (a fifth of a square mile) they still hold, he said.”They will be faced with a choice: war or surrender,” Afrin said.Earlier on Friday, SDF spokesman Mustefa Bali said he hoped civilian evacuations could be completed by Saturday.The Kurdish-led SDF evacuated 3,000 people on Wednesday — mostly women and children — but trucks left near empty on Thursday.Bali said that screenings had determined most of those evacuated on Wednesday were foreigners.”The majority are Iraqi and from countries of the former Soviet Union, but there are also Europeans,” he said.David Eubank, the leader of the Free Burma Rangers aid group, said they included “many French women”, as well as others from Australia, Austria, Germany and Russia, and one woman from Britain.Human Rights Watch urged the SDF and the US-led coalition supporting it to make protecting civilians a priority.”Witnesses described harrowing conditions in the last months, with lack of food and aid forcing them to eat grass and weeds to survive,” it said.Around 44,000 people — mostly civilians — have streamed out of IS’s shrinking patch territory since early December, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.Once the SDF have weeded out potential jihadists from each batch of new arrivals, civilians are trucked further north to Kurdish-run camps for the displaced.They arrive “extremely hungry and dehydrated” and many of them require urgent medical care, the International Rescue Committee said.The IRC said 69 people, mostly children, had died on the way to the Al-Hol camp or shortly after arriving in the past few weeks.”Two thirds of the deaths are of babies under one year old,” it said, including one who died Friday during the six-hour drive.- US ‘peacekeepers’ -The battle for Baghouz is now the only live front in Syria’s war, which has killed more than 360,000 people and displaced millions since 2011.Any SDF victory would accelerate a planned withdrawal of American troops from Syria announced in December by US President Donald Trump.Syria’s Kurds have expressed fear that a full pullout would leave them exposed to a long threatened attack by neighbouring Turkey.But the White House said Thursday the US military will keep “a small peacekeeping group of about 200” in Syria after the withdrawal.The Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria welcomed the move.It is “very important to maintain stability and protect our region from the Turkish threats, and ensure that terrorism will not be back,” foreign affairs official Abdulkarim Omar said.IS once imposed its brutal ideology on an area roughly the size of the United Kingdom, attracting thousands from abroad.But some of those foreigners have been killed, while the SDF holds hundreds more.The Kurds have repeatedly urged their governments to take them back, largely without success.Syria’s Kurds have requested their repatriation, but foreign governments have been reluctant.On Thursday, the father of Hoda Muthana, 24, sued to bring her home after the Trump administration declared she was not a US citizen.Shamima Begum, 19, faced being left stateless after Britain revoked her citizenship, and Bangladesh, where her parents are from, said it not want her.Beyond Baghouz, IS retains a presence in the vast Syrian desert, and continues to claim deadly attacks in SDF-held territory.last_img

After Harvey Whats In The Works To Address Flood Mitigation In Greater

first_img 00:00 /04:04 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share – / 3Flood mitigation has long been subject of discussion in Greater Houston. Harvey has only increased the urgency. Officials have renewed talks about building another reservoir.The Addicks and Barker reservoirs in west Houston weren’t sufficient to deal with all the rainfall Harvey brought. When they reached capacity, thousands of homes were flooded by water released from them.Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, wants a third reservoir built as soon as possible.“It’s my highest priority to get this thing started and get this thing done as expeditiously as possible,” he said at a recent press conference.Part of McCaul’s plan is to get more funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which built and maintain the Addicks and Barker reservoirs.Edmund Russo, with the Corps’ Galveston district, said they’re planning a three-year, $3 million study that would include a third reservoir. “We may also take into consideration increasing the storage capacity within the reservoir dams by excavating material from within those,” Russo said. “We could also examine improved downstream flood risk management through the bayou network in the Houston area.”The SSPEED Center, a storm research institute at Rice University, has been looking into this issue too. The center’s director, Phillip Bedient, said one major problem in the city has been the pace of development. “Even in existing neighborhoods on the western fringe, it may be that we’re going to simply have to go in and do some buyouts and create a unique set of setbacks and green space and detention areas where we already have developments,” he said.The Harris County Commissioners Court has approved $20 million to buy out 200 homes.Bedient said, besides a third or even fourth reservoir, we need more detention basins. Those could be put in bought out areas and golf courses, for example. He said there needs to be a policy change to address unchecked development and land use.Matthew Zeve, director of operations the Harris County Flood Control District, disagrees with that last part. He said there are already drainage requirements for new development.“Every recent development in the past 20 years, they have their drainage impact mitigated by detention basins,” he said.Zeve does agree that more detention is needed across the area. He pointed to a map showing the 22 detention basins in the county and, he said, they’re adding more. “We have hundreds of millions of dollars of construction going on as we speak for new detention basins all over Harris County,” Zeve said.It’s probably important to make a distinction here between a reservoir and a detention basin.Detention basins are dug into the ground. They detain, or keep, stormwater and slowly release it into a channel and eventually Galveston Bay, Zeve said. Reservoirs are above the ground behind raised embankments.Harvey hasn’t changed the urgency for the flood control district, Zeve said, because they have always used all available resources to mitigate flooding. But he said it may have helped getting additional funds from federal, state and local government.Bedient, the Rice professor, said he too is encouraged by the money that’s coming in.“Now all of a sudden, we’ve gotten the attention of the nation and the world with respect to Harvey,” he said. “I do believe that things are moving quickly and I think that there will be some significant changes going forward because there has to be.”On the city level, a new taskforce will be looking into future flood mitigation. “And what we’re going to be focusing on are three specific issues,” Stephen Costello, Houston’s flood czar, said. “Detention; what we call site fill and the displacement of stormwater; and the third is the impact on our infrastructure, when people encroach onto our drainage infrastructure.”For Bedient, it’s important that all the players do a better job working together. That includes the city, county, state and federal government. “All these different groups, all responsible in a lot of ways for the same problem,” he said.He suggests bringing all of these governmental entities into one management agency to deal entirely with flooding in the region.last_img read more

Most Advanced Male Sexbot Still Cant Take Out the Trash

first_imgStay on target The next wave of RealBotix sex robots are coming soon—and they’ll satisfy more than your libido.Henry, a nearly six-foot-tall humanoid with rippling six-pack abs and a library of quippy one-liners, is one of the first “companions” aimed at women.Every part of him is customizable—down to the size and shape of his manhood. But, unlike the female cyborgs already on the market, this life-like doll isn’t entirely automated.AdChoices广告Nor is he very bright.During a recent sit-down with the plasticized hunk, Wired‘s Erin Griffith was left, well, unstimulated by Henry’s conversational skills.“Henry and I are not hitting it off,” she writes. “First he ignores my question about how he spent the weekend. Then he tells me, cryptically, that he likes to get up early to spend time ‘working on himself.’ What does he mean by that? I ask. He isn’t sure.”Sometimes, the RealBotix work-in-progress admits, “I have too much information at the same time in my brain.”Nothing new there, right ladies?He’s a bit empty-headed (via RealBotix)Despite their obvious reason for being, these dolls are not really about sex, according to RealBotix founder Matt McMullen.Many customers just want someone—or something—to prop up on the couch while they spoon Ben & Jerry’s and binge Riverdale.“All of the little things that are nonsexual, I think, are often overlooked,” McMullen told Griffith—”surrounded by a bounty of 32F-cup boobs and 11-inch penises.”RealBotix tailor-makes each sex doll based on customer preference: elf ears, vampire teeth, porn star Stormy Daniels’ nipples. Still, fewer than 10 percent of its 400 annual orders are shipped to women or couples.“But female interest in Henry—a robot that, the company promises, will one day talk to you about your day, remember your hopes and fears, cuddle you, love you, and of course make love to you (or something)—has been notably higher,” McMullen explained.The sex robot revolution is coming (via RealDoll/Instagram)“He believes that an extra layer of companionship especially appeals to women,” Griffith wrote, nothing that women often ask if Henry can take out the trash (while men just want to know if Harmony will “bite their dicks”).He can’t (immobile body) and she won’t (rubber teeth). The inquiries, however, speak volumes to what sexbot manufacturers should be working to address.The RealBotix website primarily focuses on Harmony, an artificial intelligence platform that lets users create a unique digital personality for $20 a year. There is no explicit mention of Henry or the production of any male sexbots.For now, the niche market—seemingly open only to the independently wealthy, or incredibly desperate—is still in its infancy.As is Henry: “Be kind, because [he’s] a baby,” McMullen told Griffith.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesYou Can’t Squish This Cockroach-Inspired Robot last_img read more

Grim battle for acceptance

first_imgLand where life is good, a theatrical offering by final year students of National School of Drama (NSD) raised similar questions. The play talked about the various identities that are enmeshed in the blanket of a single identity called ‘Indian’. It tried to look at the confusion that this exercise of assimilation has created in the minds of the present generation, especially in the context of Nagaland. Bhaskar Boruah, essays the role of Tako, a young Naga boy grappling with his identity. The play revolves around his life journey and his attempt to find his lost identity. It conveyed a palpable sense of people as living, breathing creatures who are far more complex than their words might seem to suggest. The conflict between old and the new has been told in countless movies and plays, but the treatment here was gentle and humane.Director, Temjenzungba attempted to rediscover the true meaning of ‘Indian-ness’ and expressed his concern over the inability of cultural participation in the so called mainstream culture which leads to the seclusion of certain groups. Naga tribes being the classic example of such behaviour, face racial discrimination.The show may have lacked epic grandeur but by the end the audience understood the travails of these people to fit in. The show, in all, was a delightful combination of dance (showcasing dance of different states), drama, humor and emotions which managed to strike the right chords with the audience.last_img read more

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Ghost Town,Eastern Promise: Popular Cinema from China, a soft power ploy plain and simple But not even the organisers from Chinas ministry of culture bothered to show up DAVID BANDURSKI is a producer of Chinese independent films For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 16 2016 6:14 am Of the total disabled population of 268 crore in Census 2011 146 crore or 545 per cent were literates Express photo by: Ganesh Shirsekar Mumbai Top News The percentage of literates in the disabled population increased for both males and females between 2001 and 2011 as compared to during 1991-2001 with their levels of attaining higher education also seeing a rise according to Census 2011 data released by the Registrar General of India (RGI) on Friday Of the total disabled population of 268 crore in Census 2011 146 crore or 545 per cent were literates However only 85 per cent of literate disabled people were graduates or had attained even higher levels of education Between 2001 and 2011 the remaining 122 crore or 455 per cent of the disabled population were illiterate according to Census 2011 data on disabled population by type of disability educational level and sex Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news In the previous decade 1991 to 2001 literates formed 493 per cent of the disabled population with the remaining 507 per cent being illiterates However the percentage of disabled females who were literate rose during 2001-2011 to 446 percent from 373 percent in the previous decade while the percentage of disabled males who were literate rose to 624 per cent during this period from 581 per cent in the previous decade Among the disabled who were literate the percentage who had attained middle school education but had not received secondary education rose from 16 per cent during 1991-2001 to 167 per cent during 2001-2011 The percentage of disabled persons who had attained secondary but below graduate education similarly rose from 20 per cent to 236 per cent Among disabled and literate males 249 per cent fell in this educational bracket during 2001-2011 while the corresponding percentage for disabled females was 212 per cent The percentage of disabled persons who had completed their graduation or higher levels of education rose to 85 per cent from 6 percent in the previous decade As per Census 2011 of disabled females who were literate 77 per cent were graduates or had attained even higher levels of education; and of the disabled male population who were literates 9 per cent had completed graduation or received even higher levels of education Of the literate disabled population during 2001-2011 243 per cent had been educated till the ‘primary but below middle stage’ down from 264 in the previous decade For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsKolkata: It’s no secret that I-League is a poor second cousin of the cash-rich Indian Super League but Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri urges AIFF to have a "Pan-Indian touch" by having clubs ranging from Jammu and Kashmir to Andaman & Nicobar islands for the tourney "I would eventually want to see I-League evolve into a pan India tournament You want one league for the whole nation maybe with more than 17 teams catering to about every state" the leading Indian goal scorer told PTI in an exclusive interview ahead of the Hero I-League launch ceremony in Kolkata "I would love to see a team from Jammu and Kashmir Andaman Kerala Chennai make it a pan-India presence" the highest international goal-scorer for India said Quite predictably he refused to comment on whether the much talked about merger of ISL and I-league is possible or not India captain Sunil Chhetri AIFF "ISL and I-League are two two different tournaments I-League is improving every year with a lot of Indian talents and a good mix of foreign players It’s very competitive" Last year the I-League was played among 11 teams and out of those three clubs — Pune FC Bharat FC and Royal Wahingdoh — have pulled out and while one (Dempo) has been relegated With new entrants DSK-Shivajians and Aizawl FC the I-League 2015-16 would be competed among just nine clubs Citing example of the Shillong Lajong FC the iconic footballer said the I-League clubs should look at the northeast club’s model "We’ve to promote I-League It’s important for all the clubs to promote their own clubs Look at Lajong they do really well in getting the crowd into the stadium "At Bengaluru FC we improve our fan base every year There’s also no problem of getting crowd for Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. "It’s only in Goa where we face a problem and it depends on the club and AIFF to evolve a marketing strategy for the Goan teams" The Bengaluru FC captain said they’re looking forward to the I-League where they finished runners-up last season and emerged champions as debutants in 2013-14 "We’ve had a great pre-season (with SAFF Cup triumph and ISL exposure) that will give us a great platform We have been playing for last three months I hope everyone is fresh" Speaking highly of his team who have eight new faces including three youngsters from India U-19 squad he said: "We’ve the likes of Alwyn George Kim Song Yong Len Doungel Amrinder Singh and three youngsters — Daniel (Lalhlimpuia) Malsawmzuala from Mizoram and Nishu (Kumar) from Uttarakhand — who are very talented" "All the teams are very strong I’m looking forward to a tough season ahead" the Blues captain said Bengaluru FC will take on Salgaocar FC at the Tilak Maidan in Goa January 9 as the defending champions Mohun Bagan will kick off the tournament against debutants Aizawl FC here The Federation Cup champions will begin their AFC Cup campaign with an away trip to Laos Fresh from winning the SAFF Cup the ace striker said India were moving in the right direction and it’s about time that their 166th ranking in FIFA will improve "If every two months you keep on asking about rankings it won’t change much We’re improving slowly It takes time. It’s about improving as a whole" "It’s not the biggest of tournaments but winning it seven times means we’ve been a dominant force" he said about their SAFF Cup triumph Reflecting on the last season’s performance where they lost five of six 2018 WC qualifiers Chhetri said: "In terms of results it has not been great outing but in terms of performances we’ve had a mixed bag experience "We played really well against Oman and Iran at home After the defeat to Guam we looked really sharp at home against Guam Down to 10 players and winning convincingly is a testimony to the fact that the Indian football is moving in the right direction We need International exposure and have to keep playing friendlies to improve rankings" On India’s Under-17 World Cup preparation the Indian football icon said: "There’s still one year left and we’ve to ensure that the players are given good coaching and adequate match training exposure in International friendlies We have to give them everything whatever the need be" he concluded PTI Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 9 2013 12:49 am Top News Sahepreet looked in supreme touch as he scored thrice to help Chandigarh thrash Tripura 10-2 to open their account on a winning note in a league match of the 3rd Hockey India Junior Men National Championships being held at Moti Lal Nehru Sports ComplexRai in Sonepat on Saturday In what was their opening league match in Pool HChandigarh players hit form right from the beginning and kept scoring goals to register an easy win Sahepreet was in sparkling form while others also came up with noteworthy performances MeanwhileDelhi drubbed Andhra Pradesh 4-1 to enter the quarter-finals After conceding an early goalDelhi came from behind and scored four goals in the other half in the Pool D match The turning point of the match came when Jugraj Singh scored the opening goal in the 36th minute after which Delhi scored three other goals Deepak KumarInder Pal Singh and Manish Sharma scored a goal each for Delhi In Pool BTamil Nadu easily defeated Jammu & Kashmir 3-0 This was the second lost for Jammu & Kashmir in a row In the other match of Pool HHockey Maharashtra mauled Goa 22-0 Ashutosh Lingesh scored six goals for the team Punjab enter semis Defending champions Punjab thrashed Jharkhand 6-0 to advance to the semifinals of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship in Pune on Saturday HaryanaKarnataka and Air India also entered the last four stage with wins in their quarterfinal matches In the semifinals to be played on Sundaylast year’s runners-up Air India take on Haryana while Punjab clash with Karnataka Punjab dominated the proceedings in their quarterfinal match played at Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex and scored at regular intervals Deepak Thakur scored two goals while Sarvanjit SinghGurjinder SinghRavi Pal Singh and Inderjeet Singh found the target once Air Indiaon the other handscored a hard-fought 5-4 win over Railways at Major Dhyan Chand Polygrass Hockey Stadium at Pimpri Haryana defeated Chandigarh 4-1 after conceding an early goal Chandigarhwho led 1-0 at half timelost their rhythm in the second half which allowed their opponents to score four goals Mandeep AntilShivdeepJagwant and Hansraj scored a goal each for Haryana Chandigarh were unable to build on the early break as they committed far too many errors in their defence to allow Haryana to gain the upper hand In the last quarter-final match of the dayKarnataka scored twice in each half to overcome Manipur 4-2 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by RAMENDRA SINGH | Lucknow | Updated: April 19 2014 8:21 am Related News In a bid to ensure victory for her Muslim and Brahmin candidates BSP chief Mayawati Thursday asked her core Dalit supporters not to think about the party’s nominees but only her while casting their votes She asked them to vote for “your Behenji… Dalit varg ki beti (dalit’s daughter)” The BSP has fielded maximum numbers of Brahmins (21) and Muslims (19) among the four major parties in the state “Opposition parties’ leaders will tell you that there is a Muslim candidate or a Brahmin candidate (of BSP) but I would like to tell the Dalits that if the party wins these seats it will be a victory not for a Muslim or a Brahmin but it will be Mayawati’s victory” she said while addressing a rally in Kanpur for the party candidates from Kanpur and Akbarpur seats? The Golden Boy is awarded to a participant who is under 21 years of age,’ said that it is practiced to keep up the spirit of fighting social evils. For all the latest Mumbai News, Many Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are now refusing to register with authorities there as repatriation talk grows louder, File photo of PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin.000 Independents have voted this year, and issues pertaining to power,the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

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