2019 NRL Touch Premiership Draw

first_imgThe 2019 NRL Touch Premiership draw had to be revised slightly (Brisbane Broncos homegames were changed to suit Suncorp Stadium requirements). This is the up-to-date draw.To buy tickets to these NRL Touch Premiership men’s and women’s matches and their subsequent NRL fixtures, go to tickets.nrl.com26 gamedays16 teams8 clubs12 stadiums9 cities5 months2 nationsStarting 6th April 2019!last_img

BJP banks on sitting MP Rao Inderjit Singh for Gurugram

first_imgGurugram: BJP has once again relied on Rao Inderjit Singh for Gurugram Lok Sabha constituency seat. After the BJP announced his name on Saturday, Singh will be hoping to win from the Gurugram seat for the fifth time. Rao Inderjit is the son of Rao Birender Singh who has also won from the Gurugram seat a number of times.In 1998, Rao Inderjit Singh contested from Congress and won. His victory was shortlived as in 1999 he was defeated by Sudha Yadav from BJP who besides being a tall leader of the saffron party is also the widow of Sukhbir Singh Yadav, a martyr in Kargil war. In 2004, Rao Inderjit defeated Sudha Yadav and from thereon he has been winning the Gurugram Lok Sabha seat regularly from Congress and BJP seats. In 2014, Rao Inderjit for the first time fought on BJP ticket and won by more than one lakh votes. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDespite being a prominent leader nationally, Rao Inderjit in the past has not shied away in expressing his displeasure on the workings of the state government. Recently, he disagreed with the state government policy of moving the substantial portion of Aravallis out of the Punjab land and preservation act (PLPA). He has also stated several times that it is the Central government that has played a much greater part in revamping the city’s infrastructure by improving roads and connectivity. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThough Rao Birender Singh and his son have had a formidable record in winning the Ahirwal belt maximum number of times, they have been defeated a few times. After the emergency, Rao Birender Singh of Congress was defeated by lawyer Manohar Lal Saini from Janata Party. Later in 1980 elections, Saini was defeated by Rao Birender Singh. The victorious reign of Rao Birender Singh carried on with huge wins in 1984 and 1989 elections. The tides for Rao Birender Singh changed in 1991 elections when he was defeated by Colonel Ram Singh, a retired Army soldier who had represented India in 1962 and 1965 war with China and Pakistan respectively. Colonel Singh was instrumental in ensuring BJP win for the first time in the belt when he defeated Rao Birender Singh in 1996 General elections. This is for the last time Rao Birender Singh contested in the General elections.last_img read more

Former MP Ateeq kidnapped businessman UP govt tells SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government Thursday told the Supreme Court that former MP Ateeq Ahmad, who was lodged in Deoria jail, had indeed assaulted and kidnapped a businessman on December 26 last year.Confirming the incident, the UP government said CCTV cameras in the jail complex were tampered with at the time. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said it would consider the report submitted by UP government on April 23. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’In a report submitted through senior advocate Vijay Hansaria, appointed as amicus curiae (friend of court), the state government said departmental action against five jail officials has been initiated. Hansaria, assisted by advocate Sneha Kalita, told the bench that jail norms were relaxed with respect to visitors meeting the former parliamentarian. In his submission, the senior advocate said there are 109 cases registered against Ahmad from 1979 to 2019 which include 17 murder cases, 12 cases under UP Gangster Act, eight under Arms Act and four under UP Goonda Act. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHansaria said eight cases pending investigation were registered against Ahmad between 2015 and 2019 of which two are murder cases. The report said the state government has constituted two committees which prima facie found names of two persons, including businessman Mohit Jaiswal’s, in visitors register for meeting Ahmad. It said the committees have found the jail superintendent and other jail officials guilty for the assault on the businessman, and departmental proceedings against five officials and the state government has suspended three persons. The report further said that after the incident was reported in media and FIR was lodged by the businessman, Ahmad was transferred from Deoria jail to Bareilly jail in UP and efforts were being made to arrest the associates of the former lawmaker, who were involved in the incident. Ateeq Ahmad was a five-time MLA and one-time MP and has been jail since Feb 11, 2017. In the past he was associated with political parties including Samajwadi Party and Apna Dal (Sonewal faction). “In interrogation, the jail staff and the prisoners have denied the incidence of assault in jail but the joint team found in the inquiry that some CCTV cameras set up in the jail have been tampered with and a persons meeting with Ateeq Ahmad had been granted relaxation also against rule. The joint team prima facie found that the jail superintendent and the officers/ employees of the jail administration to be guilty for this incident,” the report said. The UP government report said some accused have been identified on the basis of CCTV footage of Deoria jail and for their arrest, police teams have been sent to their possible hideouts in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Prayagraj and Delhi. It said a police team led by Lucknow SP has been leading the investigation in the case. The top court was hearing a PIL filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay seeking a life ban on politicians convicted in criminal cases besides the setting up of special courts to expeditiously try cases involving elected representatives. During the previous hearing, the court was told by Hansaria that there were over several heinous cases pending against the former MP and still he had the audacity to kidnap the businessman to the jail. Businessman Jaiswal had filed an FIR on December 28, 2018, alleging that he was kidnapped from Lucknow and taken to the prison where he was assaulted by the jailed don and his aides and was forced to transfer his business to them. Lucknow-based realtor Jaiswal had alleged that he was tortured and forced to transfer five of his firms in the names of the former lawmaker and his jailed son. The combined assets of the firms were worth Rs 45 crore, the FIR said, adding that Ahmad also took away the car of Jaiswal and other belongings before releasing him.last_img read more

The Seahawks Dont Stand A Chance Unless Russell Wilson Can Keep Up

The most anticipated matchup of the divisional round of the NFL playoffs might be the Atlanta Falcons’ No. 1 scoring offense against the Seattle Seahawks’ No. 3 scoring defense. But the game between the two teams may be decided when the ball is in Russell Wilson’s hand.When the two met in Week 6, the Seahawks edged the Falcons in Seattle, 26-24. But both teams have played a lot of football since then, and though Wilson has already led the Seahawks to eight playoff wins in his young career, he might not have enough talent around him to go into the Georgia Dome on Saturday and end the Falcons’ season.The most obvious change to either team has been the Seahawks’ loss of safety Earl Thomas; his five-year Pro Bowl streak ended when he missed five of the Seahawks’ last six regular-season games with injuries. With him patrolling the backfield, the Seahawks allowed just 16.4 points per game. In the Seahawks’ five regular-season games without him, opponents averaged 22.4 points, including 34 points in a home capitulation to the already-eliminated Arizona Cardinals.But as much as the Seahawks have missed Thomas, it is their offense that has struggled with explosiveness and consistency all season. The 26-6 final score of last week’s wild card game against the Detroit Lions might make it look as though the Seahawks are back to business as usual. But going into the fourth quarter the score was just 10-6.While the Seahawks’ offensive line earned praise for its dominant run-blocking performance against Detroit, it also allowed slumping Lions pass-rusher Ezekiel Ansah to register two sacks, as many as he tallied throughout the regular season. The Seahawks will have a much tougher task on Saturday when they face the Falcons’ Vic Beasley, who had 15.5 sacks in the regular season.Tailback Thomas Rawls set a franchise playoff rushing record against the Lions, but going into the rematch with the Falcons there’s little depth behind him. Christine Michael, the Seahawks’ top rusher in the first Atlanta game, now plays for the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that C.J. Procise, who has been out since Week 11 with a shoulder injury, will be a game-time decision; fifth-round rookie Alex Collins would be the only option behind Rawls if Procise can’t go.Between Michael, tailback C.J. Spiller and receiver/returner Tyler Lockett, 43 percent of the Seahawks’ 333 total yards in Week 6 were produced by players no longer on the Seahawks active roster, and the Falcons still outgained them 362-333 in that game. Wilson targeted wideouts on just 43.2 percent of his attempts; according to Pro Football Reference’s charting, he attempted only two passes deeper than 14 yards all day. He threw no touchdowns.The lack of deep passing that day was partly by design, to keep opposing pass-rushers off the banged-up Wilson.“We’ve been careful in how we would expose Russ,” head coach Pete Carroll later told the team’s official site. “He was begging us to do more and all that, but we were trying to do the right thing by him, and he was doing phenomenal things just to play for the last two months.” But Wilson’s adjusted yards-per-attempt didn’t increase meaningfully after that interview.Though three rushing touchdowns got Seattle the points they needed to win in Week 6, they might not have happened if the Falcons hadn’t set them up: Ryan’s sack-fumble on his own nine-yard line led to the game’s first score; his interception near midfield set up the last one.Even then, it almost wasn’t enough. The Seahawks’ final go-ahead field goal still left Ryan and company with a 1:57 to drive for a game-winning score; a controversial fourth-down no-call sent them packing:Since that play, however, the Falcons spent the season improving — and proving themselves the better team.In Football Outsiders’ Weighted DVOA, which prioritizes recent performance, the Falcons are the No. 4-ranked overall team at 19.8 percent; the Seahawks are ranked 14th at 4.7 percent. While the Seahawks’ offense ranked 17th in both season-long (-2.7 percent) and weighted (-2.1 percent) DVOA, the Falcons’ defense rises from 27th (8.1 percent) to 22nd (5.6 percent) when recent games are more heavily weighted.Now Wilson will have go on the road and score more points against the improved Falcons than Ryan can score against the Seahawks’ struggling defense.Check out our latest NFL playoff predictions. read more

Jackets flop to Penguins then end skid with win

Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Washington Capitals 4The last two players any struggling team’s goalie wants to see coming up the ice towards them are Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. Unfortunately for the Columbus Blue Jackets, the NHL schedule doesn’t afford them a choice in the matter.Coming off of a heart-wrenching loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in which the Jackets gave up a 3-1 lead with under three minutes remaining, Columbus looked to rebound against Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals.Washington kicked off the scoring with a goal on a wrister by Nicklas Backstrom.  From that point on, Jackets’ captain Rick Nash put the team on his back and refused to lose.He scored the Jackets’ first goal on a backhander in the second period. Nash then assisted on R.J. Umberger’s goal to give Columbus the lead on the power play.In the third, Washington struck back with two goals by Brooks Laich and another by Quentin Laing.Raffi Torres came up with two goals of his own, including the equalizer in which Columbus had an empty net with twenty-three seconds remaining.In overtime, former OSU player Umberger scored again on a gorgeous assist from Nash to end the Jackets’ struggle. Columbus finally dispelled the stretch of bad luck that seemed to be plaguing them.      Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (SO)When you are being picked on and pushed around, the code of the schoolyard demands that you call out the biggest, baddest dude on the block and bloody his nose to re-establish your toughness.So with the Blue Jackets coming into Friday’s game losers of four of their last five and having given up 26 goals during that stretch, they looked to prove themselves against the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins.But there’s a reason that the bully is feared.The Columbus Blue Jackets, leading 3-1 in the third period, seemed to be getting the better of the fight until the Penguins got up off the mat, dusted themselves off and, with three minutes remaining in regulation, delivered a two-goal combination that sent the game into overtime.After five minutes of overtime saw both combatants still standing, Pittsburgh’s center Sidney Crosby delivered the knockout punch on the Penguins’ second shot of the shootout. The Jackets’ Kristian Huselius couldn’t counter, and the game was over.“It should have never got to a shootout,” Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock said. “We haven’t had the killer instinct. We could have shut the door and really hurt them, but we didn’t.”The 19,136 fans in attendance seemed to be split evenly between the Jackets and the Penguins when the game began. The bipartisan crowd traded chants, cheers and jeers throughout the night.Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash got the scoring started with just fewer than two minutes remaining in the first period. During a power play, he put a shot on goal with a nifty wrap-around move. The rebound kicked out to Jackets center Derick Brassard, who fired a slapshot from the right circle.Pittsburgh backup goalie Brent Johnson made the save, but the puck came off his blocker to Nash, who was on his knees in the slot. He put it past Johnson for a 1-0 lead.Nash struck again in the second period with a wrister off a nice pass from Jackets center Antoine Vermette that beat Johnson high and right.Pittsburgh struck back later in the period with a short-handed goal by left winger Chris Kunitz off an assist by Crosby.The Jackets closed out the second period scoring with a goal that highlighted the type of teamwork and hustle that was on display during Columbus’ early season winning streak.Jackets defenseman Marc Methot laid out and blocked a Pittsburgh shot in the corner.Columbus’ Derek Dorsett raced up center ice and passed to teammate Samuel Pahlsson. Pahlsson fed it right back to Dorsett who faked right and then went left with a backhander that Johnson couldn’t handle.In the third period, the Jackets seemed content with their lead.“We started to play the clock far too early,” Hitchcock said. “We took our foot off the gas, and we didn’t get the game shut down.”Pittsburgh capitalized.Penguin defenseman Martin Skoula fired a slapshot that Mason deflected. Another Penguins player fell in front of Jackets goalie Steve Mason, screening him from the puck. Ruslan Fedotenko cleaned up the rebound to bring the Penguins within one.Thirty-nine seconds later, Pittsburgh defenseman Alex Goligoski tied it up with a laser from between the circles.Mason stood tall in overtime. He stopped several Penguin point-blank attempts in front of the net.But the shootout proved to be too much for him. Crosby, taking Pittsburgh’s second shot, appeared to be stopped in his attempt. But the puck inched across the goal line just under Mason’s stick.“I thought he had me,” Crosby said of the game-winner. “I tried to get him to bite a little bit. I’ll take them however they go.”The Jackets stood toe-to-toe with the reigning champions and for 57 minutes appeared to be getting the better of them. This time, however, the bully won. read more

Government to Enhance Decentralization of RBDF

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Government of The Bahamas will undertake a number of initiatives in order to further support the decentralization, transformation, mobilization and regeneration of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.These include the completion of the Sandy Bottom Project with the construction of proposed warehouses, workshops, administrative buildings, and accommodations for bases in Coral Harbour, Inagua and Ragged Island.Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Alexander Minnis said the government will also be looking forward to the development of bases in other islands as part of this programme.The Prime Minister further announced that the Government will make provision for the extension of contractual terms for qualified and performance-oriented senior enlisted personnel who are required, by law, to retire at age 55.The Sandy Bottom Project is a $232 million investment by the Government of The Bahamas to upgrade the Defence Force’s fleet and Operations that will ultimately lead to the decentralization of base operations to ensure faster response times.It includes the acquisition of nine patrol craft, the dredging of Harbours and construction of quay walls and jetties at HMBS Coral Harbour Base, Matthew Town, Inagua and Gun Point, Ragged Island, that will result in modernization of port facilities. The Project also calls for the upgrade and expansion of Coral Harbour Base and the Base at Matthew Town including construction of warehouses, workshops and an Operations Building. A new Base and Aircraft Hangar will also be constructed at Gun Point, Ragged Island.)Prime Minister Minnis said the Government will strengthen security cooperation with regional partners such as the United States of America which – through its U.S. Northern Command – has been responsible for conducting military training for hundreds of Defence Force Officers and Marines as well as providing financial assistance with patrol craft and equipment.Addressing the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Change of Command Ceremony, June 29, 2017 at HMBS Coral Harbour Base, Prime Minister Minnis said the Defence Force has a strategic role to play in national development.“To this end, and in further support of the Defence Force’s decentralization, transformation, mobilization and regeneration programmes,” Prime Minister Minnis said: “My Government will [also] conduct a review of salary, responsibility allowances and technical pay to ensure that Officers and Marines are adequately paid for their hard work.“The future is bright for the fine men and women of the Defence Force who are called upon to set a high standard of excellence and to help guard our heritage. I thank the Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force for their dedicated service. I assure you of the Government’s support of your fine and noble duties,” Prime Minister Minnis added.#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Gifts for dads who love breakfast

first_img Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Atlas Coffee Club Subscription Atlas Coffee Club Help Dad step up his breakfast game with an electric citrus juicer. This powerful machine will make juicing fresh oranges or grapefruits a snap (not to mention limes for that next margarita fiesta). The CitriStar is packing 50 watts of energy and a stainless steel strainer, which helps prevent pesky clogs. It’s easy to juice and clean in seconds. The modern design will look great on Dad’s counter tops, and he’ll feel healthier after having those freshly squeezed juices right in his own kitchen. Swap the plastic bottle mixes for this classic jar. Comprised of cucumber-infused water delicately mixed with fresh dill, habaneros, horseradish and garlic, this vegan Bloody Mary mix has a zing, zest and tang that will make breakfast or brunch cocktails pop. Perfect for making eye openers mixed with vodka, whisky, beer, or even as a mocktail over ice with a celery stick garnish, this medium-spiced mix will get Dad ready for his next brunch feast. Papa Bear Mug Lastly, a cookbook dedicated to breakfasts (big and bad) can inspire Dad every morning. From acclaimed Mississippi star chef John Currence, Big Bad Breakfast features bold, mouthwatering, southern-style dishes like Louisiana Crab Cake Benedict, Low Country Cast-Iron Skillet Scramble and Shrimp Gravy Biscuit Sundae. Dad will have a blast cooking up these diner-inspired, rib-sticking recipes from a James Beard awarded chef. What dad wouldn’t love this mug, with a sweet illustration of a baby cub and papa bear? A perfect vessel for Dad’s latest coffee obsession, the mug is crafted of high-fired ironstone and finished with a white glaze that’s dishwasher-safe. And if this sweet mug doesn’t put a smile on Dad’s face every morning when he fuels up, the decorative golden bumble bee on the interior certainly will. A sweet and endearing way to caffeinate each morning (or afternoon, or evening), and remind Dad he’s loved. $13 at Williams Sonoma Sur la Table Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day by John Currence The Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix With Dad’s new bacon gift, he’ll need an easy way to fry it up. Why not gift him a reversible stovetop grill and griddle? The smooth side is perfect for cooking bacon, eggs, pancakes and more, while the ridged side is great for indoor grilling and achieving those much-desired grill marks on meat, fish and vegetables. This cast-iron griddle is seasoned and nonstick, making cleaning a breeze. Now grill time can be all year round (and breakfast can be any time of day)! Runamok Snake River Farms Share your voice Start Dad’s morning off right with a hot pot of freshly brewed coffee, thanks to a monthly coffee subscription. Atlas Coffee Club sources and curates artisan coffee from all over the world, with blends and beans from more than 50 countries, including Colombia, Malawi, Indonesia and Burundi. Each month, Dad will experience a new single-origin coffee from a different country, with an accompanying postcard, tasting notes and brewing instructions. That morning cup of joe just got a little more worldly. Plans start at $9 per month. This post was written by Marisa Olsen. CB2 Amazon Jun 15 • Great last-minute Father’s Day gifts for 2019 Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide $100 at Sur la Table Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Reversible Grill & Griddle Essa Bagel New York Bagel Brunch for Six Jun 14 • Make it a 4K Father’s Day: Save on 4K TVs at Best Buy and Walmart Williams Sonoma The Real Dill See All Marta Barware Glasses $50 at Amazon Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock Jun 14 • Gifts for dads who enjoy their booze $21 at Amazon $27 at Snake River Farms • Now that Dad’s got his juicing game on, he’ll need some cool glasses to show off his fresh-pressed best (or his Bloody Mary mixing skills)! These modern, slim glasses will complement Dad’s tableware. They’re available in a variety of sizes and cool colors to mix and match based on his taste (and are $2 to $5 each depending on style). Great for everyday use or even cocktails, these are dishwasher-safe, too. Kurobuta Bacon You can’t beat a classic bagel brunch outfitted with fresh New York bagels, whipped cream cheese and salty lox. Now, instead of queuing up during the wee hours of dawn, you can have a bagel brunch and fixings mailed directly to your dad. Or have the brunch shipped to you, bring over the goods and surprise him with the bagel brunch spread. You’ll get extra points for Dad thinking you’ve done all the hard work and waiting. (We promise we won’t tell.) And he’ll get a kick out of having a legendary New York staple on the table no matter where he lives. $17 at Runamok Appliances Get Dad cooking up some sweet or savory Belgian waffles with this double waffle maker, which can cook two waffles at once in under four minutes. This machine creates that ideal outer crisp with a sweet and fluffy center. And of course Cusinart has perfected achieving the signature little square nooks and crannies for catching that drizzle (or heavy pour) of syrup, chocolate spread, whipped cream or fruit. Get him started with an easy waffle recipe or even a savory cheddar waffle to mix things up.  1 See also Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker 15 Photos Tribest CS-1000 CitriStar Electric Citrus Juicer Our favorite gifts for Father’s Day 14 great gifts under $50 Gifts for Dad under $100 Best Father’s Day gifts under $250 For the dads who enjoy their booze Best TVs and streaming boxes for Father’s Day Laptop and PC gifts for dads Best phones to gift your dad for Father’s Day Best headphones for dads from $50 to $350 Best audio gifts for Father’s Day Best Father’s Day gifts to combat dad bod Father’s Day gaming gifts for the badass dad Best Father’s Day gifts for every kind of foodie dad The Cheapskate’s top Father’s Day gift picks Father’s Day gift ideas for your car-loving dad Father’s Day: Clever smart home gadgets your dad will actually love $30 at Walmart Lodge $85 at Goldbelly reading • Gifts for dads who love breakfast Bourbon Barrel Aged Organic Maple Syrup Amazon Tags See at CB2 Does your father constantly remind you that breakfast is the most important part of the day? That breakfast is the meal of champions? Has he ever quoted Tony the Tiger, reinstating how “grrrrrreat” breakfast really is? If your Dad is the guy downstairs at the crack of dawn, brewing a hot pot of high test coffee, crisping up bacon and flipping fluffy pancakes with a goblet of orange juice by his side, we have a Father’s Day Gift guide that will suit his breakfast-affection needs and wants. From world-wide-sourced coffee beans, to two-in-one cookware, to bespoke maple syrup, we have you covered on what to get your breakfast-loving dad for Father’s Day. Disclosure: CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. With Dad’s Belgian waffle fix all set, he’ll need some bespoke maple syrup to elevate his carbo-loading. Aged in bourbon barrels for at least six months, this organic maple syrup has subtle notes of smoky, boozy bourbon but without the alcohol. Its sweet, spirit-driven flavor profile is perfect for waffles, pancakes, or fruit salad. It could even be used for cocktails or a substitute for other sweeteners. Sourced from Vermont organic farmers and certified bird-friendly by Audubon Vermont, this syrup is a sweet win-win. What dad wouldn’t love some fancy, heritage bacon delivered to his home? Snake River Farms offers mail order bacon, which makes gifting this decadent treat both simple and delightful. The meat is sourced from a small network of family-run farmers who produce Kurobuta or Berkshire pork belly, which is lightly smoked over hardwood. The bacon is raised without any hormones and has a great balance of marbling that crisps up perfectly when cooked.Read more: The best meat delivery services & butcher subscriptions Comment See at Atlas Coffee Club $14 at The Real Dilllast_img read more

ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup Full Schedule DateWise Fixtures Venues and Start

first_imgTuesday, June 18England vs Afghanistan3 PM ISTOld Trafford Friday, July 5Pakistan vs Bangladesh3 PM ISTLord’s Saturday, July 6Australia vs South Africa6 PM ISTOld Trafford Thursday, May 30England vs South Africa3 PM ISTThe Oval, London Wednesday, June 26New Zealand vs Pakistan3 PM ISTEdgbaston Close Saturday, June 8Afghanistan vs New Zealand6 PM ISTTaunton Full schedule – ICC 2019 World CupDateDateMatchMatchTimeTimeStadiumStadiumDateThursday, May 30MatchEngland vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumThe Oval, LondonDateFriday, May 31MatchWest Indies vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateSaturday, June 1MatchNew Zealand vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumCardiffDateSatuday, June 1MatchAustralia vs AfghanistanTime6 PM ISTStadiumBristolDateSunday, June 2MatchSouth Africa vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumThe Oval, LondonDateMonday, June 3MatchEngland vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateTuesday, June 4MatchAfghanistan vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumCardiffDateWednesday, June 5MatchIndia vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateWednesday, June 5MatchBangladesh vs New ZealandTime6 PM ISTStadiumThe OvalDateThursday, June 6MatchAustralia vs West Indies Time3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateFriday, June 7MatchPakistan vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumBristolDateSaturday, June 8MatchEngland vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumCardiffDateSaturday, June 8MatchAfghanistan vs New ZealandTime6 PM ISTStadiumTauntonDateSunday, June 9MatchIndia vs AustraliaTime3 PM ISTStadiumThe OvalDateMonday, June 10MatchSouth Africa vs West IndiesTime3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateTuesday, June 11MatchBangladesh vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumBristolDateWednesday, June 12MatchAustralia vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumTauntonDateThursday, June 13MatchIndia vs New ZealandTime3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateFriday, June 14MatchEngland vs West Indies Time3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateSaturday, June 15MatchSri Lanka vs AustraliaTime3 PM ISTStadiumThe OvalDateSaturday, June 15MatchSouth Africa vs AfghanistanTime6 PM ISTStadiumCardiffDateSunday, June 16MatchIndia vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumOld TraffordDateMonday, June 17MatchWest Indies vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumTauntonDateTuesday, June 18MatchEngland vs AfghanistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumOld TraffordDateWednesday, June 19MatchNew Zealand vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumEdgbastonDateThursday, June 20MatchAustralia vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateFriday, June 21MatchEngland vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumHeadingleyDateSaturday, June 22MatchIndia vs AfghanistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateSaturday, June 22MatchWest Indies vs New ZealandTime6 PM ISTStadiumOld TraffordDateSunday, June 23MatchPakistan vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumLord’sDateMonday, June 24MatchBangladesh vs AfghanistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateTuesday, June 25MatchEngland vs AustraliaTime3 PM ISTStadiumLord’sDateWednesday, June 26MatchNew Zealand vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumEdgbastonDateThursday, June 27MatchIndia vs West Indies Time3 PM ISTStadiumOld TraffordDateFriday, June 28MatchSri Lanka vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumChester-le-StreetDateSaturday, June 29MatchPakistan vs AfghanistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumHeadingleyDateSaturday, June 29MatchNew Zealand vs AustraliaTime6 PM ISTStadiumLord’sDateSunday, June 30MatchIndia vs EnglandTime3 PM ISTStadiumEdgbastonDateMonday, July 1MatchSri Lanka vs West IndiesTime3 PM ISTStadiumChester-le-StreetDateTuesday, July 2MatchIndia vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumEdgbastonDateWednesday, July 3MatchEngland vs New ZealandTime3 PM ISTStadiumChester-le-StreetDateThursday, July 4MatchAfghanistan vs West IndiesTime3 PM ISTStadiumHeadingleyDateFriday, July 5MatchPakistan vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumLord’sDateSaturday, July 6MatchIndia vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumHeadingleyDateSaturday, July 6MatchAustralia vs South AfricaTime6 PM ISTStadiumOld Trafford Saturday, June 1New Zealand vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTCardiff Saturday, June 15Sri Lanka vs Australia3 PM ISTThe Oval Monday, June 24Bangladesh vs Afghanistan3 PM ISTHampshire Bowl Friday, June 28Sri Lanka vs South Africa3 PM ISTChester-le-Street Tuesday, June 4Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTCardiff Thursday, June 20Australia vs Bangladesh3 PM ISTTrent Bridge There are only two days remaining to the biggest cricket event in the world – ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup. This edition of the quadrennial tournament is unique for variety of reasons. This is the fifth time this event is being hosted by England, the country where the first three editions were played. It is after a gap of 20 years that this biggest festival of cricket returns to its original abodeThe World Cup starts off on May 30 at The Oval with the hosts, who have never won the trophy despite playing the Final three times, taking on South Africa, the perennial chokers in ICC events. Defending Champions Australia start their campaign on June 1 against Afghanistan while India, two-time winners, play their first match on June 5 against South Africa.ICC 2019 World Cup – FormatThe format that will be used in the 2019 edition has been employed only once before – in 1992. It sees every participating nation playing every other and the four top teams in the points table at the end of the round-robin fixtures advancing to the semi-finals.While many have expressed their disappointment with the exclusion of minnows from the event – something that would reduce the chances of an upset and take away the opportunity of exposure to these minor nations – this format ensures that there would be hardly any predictable contests. Unlike the previous editions, the tournament would be in top gear right from the beginning as there are no easy contests for the sides. Sunday, June 30India vs England3 PM ISTEdgbaston Saturday, July 6India vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTHeadingley Wednesday, June 5India vs South Africa3 PM ISTHampshire Bowl ICC World Cup 2019 – Team India Squad FinalSunday, July 14Sunday, July 14TBD vs TBDTBD vs TBD3 PM IST3 PM ISTLord’sLord’s Sunday, June 23Pakistan vs South Africa3 PM ISTLord’s Tuesday, June 11Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTBristol IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:30Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:29?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Wipro settles 6year old US SEC probe with 5 million fine

first_imgWipro, India’s third-largest IT software services exporter, on Friday informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that it will be paying $5 million to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to settle a six-year-old investigation. The Wipro stock was trading flat at Rs 457 at around 12.45 pm.In a regulatory filing, the company said that the probe pertained to a case of embezzlement about which it had made adequate disclosures in its financial statements in the financial year 2009-10.”Under the terms of settlement, the company consents to pay a civil money penalty of $5 million, to cease and desist from committing or causing violations of the Exchange Act and to undertake certain follow-through actions,” Wipro said in its filing to the BSE.The investigation by the US capital markets regulator was launched in 2010, after Wipro detected and reported a case of embezzlement by one of its employees in December 2009 that was estimated at about $4 million. “The company was able to substantially recover the embezzled funds,” it said.Wipro added that the settlement with the regulator was in the best interests of its investors “to avoid the costs associated with a prolonged litigation.”The company will be declaring its third quarter results on January 25, 2017.In related news, Wipro had announced acquisition of Appirio, a global cloud services company for $500 million in October this year. The 10-year-old company is headquartered in Indianapolis and had with offices in San Francisco, Dublin, London, Jaipur, and Tokyo with an strength of 1250 employees worldwide. “Appirio and Wipro are coming together to unlock transformational synergies in the applications space and help enterprises create new business models,” Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, chief executive officer & member of the board, Wipro Limited, said in a statement on October 20, 2016.last_img read more

Govt retains control over lower courts

first_imgThe government has issued a gazette notification on the conduct of lower court judges, keeping provision for various measures to be taken in consultation with the Supreme Court.The president or the ministry or the division concerned has been defined as the proper authority to take such measures, according to the much talked about gazette on ‘Bangladesh Judicial Service (Discipline) Rules 2017’ issued on Monday.Rules of control and discipline for of the lower courts have been defined in the article 116 of the constitution in which the focal point is the president who is supposed to apply such authority in consultation with the Supreme Court.Such constitutional provision has been reiterated in the rules framed for the first time since separation of the judiciary from the executive. The rules came into effect immediately with the issuance of the gazette notification on Monday.Briefing the media about the gazette at a programme, law minister Anisul Huq obliquely blamed former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha for the delay.Issuance of the rules became a bone of contention between the government and the then chief justice. Once the government sent the draft of the rules to justice Sinha, he returned it, terming it incompatible. Eventually, the law minister finalised the rules after consultation with the acting chief justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah.The president or the ministry or the division concerned will try to determine through primary investigation if certain matters would require thorough investigation when any member of the judicial service would be posted on deputation, said the rules.If the allegations are proved to be true through primary investigation, the authority proper will take steps for thorough investigation following consultation with the Supreme Court.The process to determine authenticity of allegations or prosecution against an official of the judicial service could not be initiated without giving him/her opportunity to defend or without consultation with the Supreme Court, according to the rules.The rules said the authority proper will be able to suspend an official of the judicial service during filing of a departmental case or any stage of the case, following consultation with the Supreme Court. Final order on the departmental case must be issued on completion of the investigation within one year of the suspension, the rules added. If the allegations are proved to be true, punitive measures should be taken in consultation with the Supreme Court.On 2 December 1999, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court handed down its judgement with a 12-point directive while disposing of the Masdar Hossain case on separation of judiciary from the executive. The directives included framing of rules on the lower court judges’ discipline.After the recent tug-of-war between the government and the Supreme Court, the law ministry finally issued the gazette notification of the rules.last_img read more

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza Strip

first_imgPalestinian protesters are seen standing before tear gas fumes during clashes following a demonstration by the border with Israel east of Gaza city on 13 July. Photo: AFPIsrael’s army said it had launched airstrikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, following bloodshed in border protest clashes that saw a Palestinian teenager shot dead and an Israeli soldier injured.The Israeli aerial bombardment came as rockets and mortars were lobbed into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, after a particularly bloody day of demonstrations at the frontier that also left scores of Palestinians injured.Army “fighter jets targeted an offensive terror tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, in addition to several terror sites in military compounds throughout the Gaza Strip,” the Israeli military said in a statement.According to witnesses in the Gaza Strip, there were no casualties from the airstrikes, which damaged infrastructure controlled by Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas, who have been in charge of the area since 2007.The strikes were conducted “in response to the terror acts instigated during the violent riots that took place along the security fence yesterday”, the statement said.It also cited “continuous arson attacks damaging Israeli territory on a daily basis with the launching of arson balloons from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory”.Footage of Friday’s bloodshed by AFP showed one Palestinian teenager shot dead at the fence between the two territories.Fifteen-year-old Othman Rami Halles was killed east of Gaza City, health ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qodra said.The ministry said a further 220 other Palestinians were wounded as protests along the frontier spilt over into clashes.The majority were involved in protests and clashes but others were seeking to breach or damage the border fence.Palestinians in Gaza have for months been demonstrating against Israel’s decade-long blockade of the territory and in support of their right to return to lands they fled or were driven from during the war surrounding the creation of Israel in 1948.Since the protests and clashes broke out along the border on March 30, at least 140 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire.No Israelis have been killed.Israel’s army said grenades, molotov cocktails, flaming tires and stones have been hurled in the direction of its soldiers, one of whom was injured by a grenade.The military said some 17 launches were detected from Gaza during its airstrikes, without specifying the type of projectiles.According to witnesses in Gaza, several rockets were fired as well as around thirty mortar shells.A Hamas spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum, claimed the launches were an “immediate response” to the Israeli airstrikes.They caused no injuries or damage, according to Israeli media.Israel says its use of live fire is necessary to defend its borders and stop infiltrations.It accuses Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas of seeking to use the protests as cover for attacks against Israel.last_img read more

Unsustainable Federal Disaster Recovery System And Houston Cyclist Garner International Attention The

first_imgListen X 00:00 /11:05 A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of it all.This week, our panel weighs in on these stories: A Kinder Institute report says state and local governments need to rethink how they will pay for disaster recovery and mitigationA bloodied, injured Houston cyclist keeps going, and getting international attention for raising $100,000 for his former flood-damaged training facility hereOur panel of non-experts this week includes:Natalie Arceneaux, managing partner of C+A Global Group and co-host of the Dynamic Duo of Defiance podcastJoe Holley, Native Texan columnist for the Houston ChronicleMarcus Davis, owner of The Breakfast Klub restaurant and host of Sunday Morning Live on Majic 102 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Texas Senate Panel Advances 5000 Teacher Pay Raise Proposal

first_imgNelson said she would look into expanding the bill but stressed that money is limited.“This one bill is the bill we’re choosing to put out there first because it deals with who we think is the No. 1 factor, besides the parent, in our child’s education,” she said.But lawmakers did approve some changes Monday that would provide pay raises to charter school teachers — in addition to those at traditional school districts — and prevent school districts from decreasing teacher salaries in future years. They also approved a change that would cover requisite increases in teacher pension costs due to the pay raises, bringing the cost of the bill from $3.7 billion up to about $3.9 billion.Nelson also said multiple times that this bill would not preclude lawmakers from passing merit pay legislation, which would reward the state’s most effective educators with bonuses. Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, chair of the Senate Education Committee, is expected to author a school finance bill that will include that policy proposal.Marianne Eckley, a Lewisville Independent School District kindergarten teacher, said a pay raise could help cut back the number of jobs she has to work. She said she works three jobs during the week and one job during the summer, and she doesn’t have time to go on vacation with her family.“My family gives up so much, and I would never give up the teaching profession, but it is very hard every year to commit, thinking I’m hurting my family and hurting my future,” she said.Some advocates told the Senate Finance Committee that they would prefer lawmakers give districts more control over how they use any additional funding instead of requiring across-the-board raises.Chandra Villanueva, policy analyst for left-leaning Center for Public Policy Priorities, pointed out that some districts could instead prioritize that funding to recruit educators in subjects for which there is a shortage of teachers.A few times, Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, and Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, pressured critics of the bill to change their stances.Sitting in front of the panel of lawmakers, Christy Rome, who represents a coalition of property-wealthy school districts, said she appreciated the focus on teachers but would prefer more local control over how to use the money.Both Whitmire and Bettencourt said they were “disappointed” by Rome’s stance.“Y’all are not smart enough … to be for the bill,” Whitmire told her.Al Rodriguez, an Elgin ISD administrator, received a similar response for his hesitance on across-the-board raises.“I would urge you to try and find a way to be for it because this is probably going to be the best vehicle,” Whitmire told him.“If at the end of the day, that’s all there is, obviously we’d be for it,” Rodriguez responded.This article was originally published on The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Disclosure: The Center for Public Policy Priorities has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas TribuneState Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, asked questions during a Senate Finance Committee hearing at the state Capitol on October 24, 2017.After a contentious three-hour public hearing Monday, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously passed a bill that would provide annual $5,000 pay raises for all full-time classroom teachers in the state.One of Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s top priorities this legislative session, Senate Bill 3 is now eligible to be taken up by the full Senate, with a bipartisan group of more than 20 co-authors signed on.“It will provide an immediate financial boost for teachers, assist in retaining good teachers, and recruit the best and the brightest to this critical profession. I will be moving this bill to the floor and out of the Senate at the earliest possible date,” said Patrick in a statement Monday afternoon.Testimony on the legislation, authored by the Senate’s lead budget writer, Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, at times revealed a fracture in the education advocacy community, with administrators and school district advocates wanting more flexibility on how to use additional money and teachers supporting directed pay increases. Many teachers expressed their appreciation for the legislation while asking for it to be expanded to include librarians, school counselors and support staff. Sharelast_img read more

Physicists propose mechanism that explains the origins of both dark matter and

first_imgThis 3D map shows the large-scale distribution of dark matter, reconstructed from measurements of weak gravitational lensing with the Hubble Space Telescope. The field of view covers about nine times the size of the full moon. Image credit: NASA/ESA/Richard Massey. Citation: Physicists propose mechanism that explains the origins of both dark matter and ‘normal’ matter (2010, December 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-12-physicists-mechanism-dark.html Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. (PhysOrg.com) — Through precise cosmological measurements, scientists know that about 4.6% of the energy of the Universe is made of baryonic matter (normal atoms), about 23% is made of dark matter, and the remaining 72% or so is dark energy. Scientists also know that almost all the baryonic matter in the observable Universe is matter (with a positive baryon charge) rather than antimatter (with a negative baryon charge). But exactly why this matter and energy came to be this way is still an open question. In a recent study, physicists have proposed a new mechanism that can generate both the baryon asymmetry and the dark matter density of the Universe simultaneously. UBC physicists make atoms and dark matter add up Explore further The scientists, Hooman Davoudiasl from Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York; David Morrissey and Sean Tulin from TRIUMF in Vancouver, British Columbia; and Kris Sigurdson from the University of British Columbia, also in Vancouver, have published their new proposal in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters. They’ve dubbed the new mechanism “hylogenesis” from the Greek words “hyle,” meaning “primordial matter,” and “genesis,” meaning “origin.” “There are two problems in theoretical physics we are trying to address at once,” Sigurdson said. “The baryon asymmetry (why do we have atoms but not antiatoms in the Universe?) has really been a problem since Paul Dirac proposed antimatter in 1928 and it was discovered in 1932. And what is the dark matter? Hints of dark matter have been around since Fritz Zwicky discovered missing mass in the Coma Cluster in 1933, but its identity is still unknown. This mechanism links the formation of atoms and dark matter and helps resolve the baryon asymmetry mystery, as the total dark plus visible baryon balance of the Universe is restored.”In this matter-formation scenario, a new particle X and its antiparticle X-bar (of equal and opposite charge) are produced in the early Universe. X and X-bar are capable of coupling to quarks (the basic components of baryonic matter, e.g., protons and neutrons) in the visible sector as well as particles in a “hidden” sector (so-called because the particles in it interact only feebly with the visible sector). In this scenario X and X-bar would have been produced when the Universe heated up after inflation, in the first moments after at the start of the big bang.Later, X and X-bar would decay, partly into visible baryons (specifically, a neutron made up of one up quark and two down quarks) and partly into hidden baryons. As the scientists explain, X decays to neutrons more often than X-bar decays to antineutrons. By the same amount, X-bar decays to hidden antiparticles more than X decays to hidden particles. In this scenario, the quarks would be the baryonic matter that makes up almost everything we see, and the hidden antibaryons would be what we know as dark matter. Through this yin-yang decay pattern, the positive baryon number of the visible matter is in balance with the negative baryon number of the dark matter. “The energy densities of visible and dark matter are really close to each other (differing by a factor of five),” Tulin said. “In many scenarios, the processes that generate visible and dark matter are unrelated, occurring during widely separated epochs in the early universe through completely different physics. So, this factor of five seems like either a really big coincidence, or it could be a clue that both kinds of matter had a common origin. I think this is the main reason to take seriously these unified models of visible and dark matter genesis.”The physicists predict that this matter-formation mechanism could provide an entirely new way to look for dark matter, since it would leave a signature that could be experimentally detected. As they explain, once in a while a dark matter antiparticle might collide with and annihilate an ordinary atomic particle, releasing a burst of energy. Although this is very rare, there is a chance that experiments on Earth that look for the spontaneous decay of protons could detect dark matter.“We plan to investigate, in more detail, the prospects for dark matter detection in nucleon decay experiments, as this constitutes a distinct signature of our proposal and can open up a new front in the experimental search for dark matter,” Davoudiasl said. “Other potential signals of hylogenesis can appear in astrophysical observations and perhaps particle accelerator data, and we intend to consider these possibilities in our future work as well.” More information: Hooman Davoudiasl, et al. “Unified Origin for Baryonic Visible Matter and Antibaryonic Dark Matter.” Physical Review Letters 105, 211304 (2010). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.211304 This document is subject to copyright. 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Researchers suggest coal ash and tailings dam disasters could be prevented

first_img © 2019 Science X Network More information: J. Carlos Santamarina et al. Why coal ash and tailings dam disasters occur, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aax1927 Iron mining produces a waste product known as tailings. Tailings are typically dumped into man-made ponds, which are more often than not dammed up to prevent them from oozing downhill when it rains. Similar ponds are constructed to contain coal ash waste produced by coal power plants. Besides representing a pollution problem, the ponds are also mudslide hazards. The researchers point out that thousands of people around the world have been killed by such mudslides over the past century. They suggest it is time that governments engage more fully with those building and maintaining such ponds.The researchers note that mudslides from tailings or coal ash occur when the dam holding the material gives way. Many people believe that the reason such dams give way is because of the pond contents and what happens to them. Evidence of liquefaction of pond materials is almost always in evidence along mudslide routes. But prior study has shown that liquefaction almost always happens after the dam gives way, not before. Instead, the researchers suggest that the major reason for most of the disasters is failure to follow best engineering practices in building and maintaining the dams.One of the biggest problems, the researchers point out, is that proper action is not taken during heavy rain causing overflow, which puts excess stress on the dam. Another problem is layering on the bottom of such ponds that result in deposits with different hydromechanical properties—this usually leads to weaknesses in the system. Also, cementation can loosen sediment structures, which can also weaken the system. And problems can also develop when material is compressed near the dam. They note also that preexisting weaknesses in the foundation of the dam can lead to failure later, and so can piping erosion or mineral buildup.The researchers conclude by suggesting more attention to such ponds, because the mudslides that can result when they fail appear to be far more preventable than many in the field have suggested. How bacteria can prevent coal ash spills Explore further Credit: CC0 Public Domaincenter_img A trio of researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the University of the Witwatersrand and Geosyntec has published a Perspectives piece in the journal Science. Carlos Santamarina, Luis Torres-Cruz and Robert Bachus note in the article that many lives are lost each year when coal ash or tailings dams fail, causing mudslides. Many such failures are preventable. Citation: Researchers suggest coal ash and tailings dam disasters could be prevented (2019, May 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-coal-ash-tailings-disasters.html Journal information: Science This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Power dept finalises DPL restructure plan

first_imgKolkata: The state Power department has finalised the restructure plan for Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL), a loss-making power utility, and has already forwarded the merger plan to the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC) for its approval.”We have finalised the restructure plan for DPL. The detailed plan has been sent to the ERC for its nod,” state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said. The minister informed that DPL will be divided into three parts. The transmission will be taken up by the West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (WBSETCL) and the distribution will be looked after by the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) while the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) will take care of the generation part. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe Power department will offer Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) to the employees. Those who will not opt for VRS will be posted at other similar units under the state government. “We will ensure that nobody who is willing to continue work lose his job. We will try to place all of them in Durgapur area itself as the employees have been working in the district for many years and it will be difficult for them to relocate to other places,” a senior official of the department said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedChief Minister Mamata Banerjee had made it clear in Durgapur in last year November that DPL cannot be saved without reconstruction. She added that the land belonging to the power utility would be sold and merged with other agencies. Banerjee handed over responsibility to state Labour and Law minister Moloy Ghatak, chairman of Asansol Durgapur Development Authority (ADDA) Tapas Banerjee, local MLA Biswanath Parial and Durgapur Mayor Dilip Agasthy to speed up the process of restructuring of DPL in association with the state Power department. The state Cabinet had sanctioned the merger of DPL in November 2017 after it was found that the power utility was having a negative net worth with its liabilities exceeding its assets plus shareholders equity amounting to almost Rs 1,000 crore. The losses have been to the tune of around Rs 200 crore every fiscal for a decade. It may be mentioned that with a total capacity of 660 MW, the state-owned DPL has been one of the most important industrial units in the Durgapur-Asansol belt. DPL has nearly 3,000 odd employees in its payrolls.last_img read more

LOT sale includes up to 50 off international flights

first_img WARSAW — Travellers can expect to see LOT flights selling like hotcakes over the next couple of weeks, thanks to a limited-time special offer on flights to global destinations.Starting today, as many as one million tickets for flights to nearly 70 destinations around the world via LOT’s hub in Warsaw are available at reduced prices for the next 14 days. This includes tickets for roundtrips from LOT destinations in Europe as well as from the U.S., Japan, South Korea and Canada. Connections via Warsaw to many destinations in Poland and worldwide are also included in the offer.Passengers can travel from cities such as Vilnius, Zurich, Frankfurt, Kosice, Madrid, London, Brussels, Paris and Sofia, as well as from New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Beijing or Tokyo with a discount of up to 50%. For example, flights from Berlin, Dusseldorf to Warsaw start at €69. Others like Larnaka, Cluj Napoka, Vilnius to Warsaw start at €79, and from Tel Aviv to Gdansk starting from US$89.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoFlights from New York to Krakow start at US$699; passengers can fly beyond into Europe via Warsaw, with New York to Vilnius priced from US$499.“It is not the first time that LOT has proven that comfortable travel does not have to be expensive. We offer the best value for the price. Our special offer comes not only with inexpensive tickets but with free checked baggage, meals onboard and flights to major hubs only. To passengers travelling from outside of Warsaw we ensure the most comfortable and short transfers at our hub at the Warsaw Chopin Airport,” said Adrian Kubicki, Director of Corporate Communications.Last year, LOT inaugurated 41 new connections, including Los Angeles, Seoul, Tokyo, Newark and Astana, all of which are included in the special offer.The offer ends on Sept. 19. Passengers can plan their travels from Nov. 1 until Dec. 16, 2017, and from Jan. 13 until May 31, 2018. LOT sale includes up to 50% off international flights Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Tags: LOT Polish Airlines, Promotions << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Travelweek Group Share Posted bylast_img read more

Youll never guess what Dubai has dreamed up next

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Posted by Tuesday, September 12, 2017 You’ll never guess what Dubai has dreamed up nextcenter_img DUBAI — Only in Dubai will you find the world’s tallest building, the world’s most luxurious hotel, and now…the world’s first underwater luxury vessel resort.Launched by the Kleindienst Group, ‘The Floating Venice’ will essentially bring a Venice experience to the heart of the Middle East. Valued at US$680 million, this unique floating resort will be located in The World Islands, four kilometres offshore from Dubai, and have a capacity of up to 3,000 guests daily.The Floating Venice gondola and Ca d’Oro view (PRNewsfoto/Kleindienst Group)Accommodations, restaurants and recreation will be split over four decks, one of which will be underwater. Guests will arrive by boat, seaplane or helicopter to the main Piazza San Marco, where they can check-in at the underwater lobby. Gondolas imported from Venice will transport guests to their cabins through winding canals; alternatively, guests can stroll through canal side walkways and across bridges to their awaiting cabins.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyUpon completion, there will be a range of 414 bespoke cabins arranged over four decks, including one that’s underwater that includes spectacular views of the coral reefs below. Other ultra-luxe amenities include 24 pools, some of which will have acrylic bases, over 400,000 square feet of corals, an on-site coral nursery, 12 floating beaches, 12 restaurants and bars, and the world’s first floating underwater spa.And to complement the wide range of artisanal shops and boutiques on site, there’ll also be traditional festivals like Carnivale di Venezia, Binnale di Venezia and Festa del Rendentore.The Floating Venice Arial Overview (PRNewsfoto/Kleindienst Group)“As a developer our vision supports and aligns with Dubai’s ambition to be a leading global destination and home of innovation as the world’s most forward-thinking city. I am extremely excited and proud of The Floating Venice. Our aim is to enhance the landscape of real estate and hospitality and deliver a new iconic experience,” said Josef Kleindienst, Chairman.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsThe Floating Venice is made possible through the new technologies developed creating The Floating Seahorse. Constructed from a mixture of concrete for the underwater sections and marine lightweight materials for the upper decks, The Floating Venice is designed to have a lifespan of at least 100 years. Construction is scheduled to begin in Q1 2018 with completion by Q4 2020. Travelweek Group Tags: Dubailast_img read more

Rep Whiteford plans consumer education forum on identity theft

first_img13Apr Rep. Whiteford plans consumer education forum on identity theft State Rep. Mary Whiteford has scheduled a consumer education event in partnership with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office to educate residents on identity theft.The forum will feature information on protection against identity theft and what steps to take in the event you become a victim of this crime.“As technology continues to become more and more prevalent in our lives, it’s important we provide the tools and knowledge people need to protect themselves and their personal information,” Whiteford said. “This forum will give people in the community a crash course on how to protect their information.” The event starts at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11 at the Perrigo Wellness Center, 490 Eastern Ave. in Allegan. There is no charge to attend.  Please RSVP to Rep. Whiteford’s office by Friday, May 4. For more information, contact Rep. Whiteford’s office at 517-373-0836 or by email at MaryWhiteford@house.mi.gov.### Categories: News,Whiteford Newslast_img read more

Mediasets preliminary halfyear results have exce

first_imgMediaset’s preliminary half-year results have exceeded the company’s expectations, with operating profit jumping by 55% to €192 million and net profit rising by 155% to €109 million.The good news for the Italian broadcaster comes as total revenues decline, hit by the absence of ad revenues from the World Cup that boosted its 2018 figures, the sale in Italy of advertising related to football on pay TV and the anticipated drop in subscriptions for Mediaset’s Premium offering, which no longer includes top-tier football and is no longer available on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform.Mediaset benefited from a reduction in costs associated with its football offering and pay TV content.The Italian company did not divulge actual revenue numbers in is preliminary update. Mediaset’s full results from the first half will be published in September.The group did not include damages from its successful copyright case against Dailymotion in the numbers.last_img read more