Other Galleries 9 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani is comfortable yet sexy in spaghetti crop top and track pants at Mumbai airport 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See picsOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Janhvi Kapoor was recently snapped heading to her gym in Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her gym look, Janhvi opted for a cool grey crop top over neon green sports bra.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She paired the top with black mini shorts and pink flip-flops.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: The Dhadak actor added a Moschino Spongebob bag to her ensemble and we are loving the quirky look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: She left her tresses open and accentuated the ensemble with mauve lips and no make-up.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Tags: Janhvi KapoorSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticleShort description: Janhvi Kapoor was recently snapped heading to her gym in Mumbai. For her gym look, Janhvi opted for a cool grey crop top over neon green sports bra and black mini shorts.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5cfb6b062b2771559980806_1544839_editCommentContent Publish date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 13:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Janhvi Kapoor flaunts enviable figure in crop top and mini shorts at the gym. See picsApp headline: Janhvi Kapoor flaunts enviable figure in crop top and mini shorts at the gym. See pics
Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Traveling Editors’ Recommendations Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks When you think about Detroit, you might think cars. Start envisioning something else-watches, bicycles, and more.Shinola is part of a growing movement that celebrates the beauty of manufacturing and investment in the American workforce. It was founded in 2011 with the goal to make quality products and to make them right here in America. The company started by partnering with a world class watchmaker based in Switzerland to help build a state-of-the-art watch making factory in 30,000 square feet of the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Midtown, Detroit. Detroit locals were trained in the delicate process of movement and watch assembly.Both the corporate headquarters and watch factory are housed within the College. Shinola relies on an open and collaborative interaction with CCS students through Shinola-sponsored classes. Engaging with students on programs that range from graphic and interior design to product and craft, these hands-on workshops provide students with real-world experience and direct access to Shinola executives. They believe the integration of local creative talent with their manufacturing operations will enable the brand to produce consumer goods that are beautiful, meaningful, and built to last.The Manual asked a few questions of Shinola Creative Director Daniel Caudill –What makes you extra excited about producing product in Detroit?The most exciting thing about producing products in Detroit is the people. We not only are making products in a city that is steeped in manufacturing history, but we are working with passionate and skilled individuals, creating jobs and together working towards a position future for the city.What product category do you get most excited about?My perspective is to make sure our categories connect and are aesthetically aligned. Each category is unique and exciting. The fun part is tying them all together. As we do with our current range, we will work with experts in each area to produce the highest quality product.Where next will your product categories be expanding?We are reviewing a number of categories including footwear and expanding our leather accessory offering. The tag line for Shinola is “Where American is made”. Being raised in Michigan, I couldn’t be more proud of the investment in American made coolness.You can also check out Shinola at Barneys. Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary
Wolverhampton (UK): Manchester United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Wolves after Paul Pogba’s penalty was saved by Rui Patricio at Molineux. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side took the lead through Anthony Martial’s second Premier League goal of the season in the first half. Ruben Neves hit a brilliant equaliser for Wolves after the interval before France star Pogba was denied by Patricio. It was a curious decision for Pogba to take the spot-kick as Marcus Rashford had scored a penalty in last weekend’s 4-0 victory over Chelsea and also memorably netted the Champions League last-16 winner from the spot against Paris Saint Germain last term. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhPogba has now missed four Premier League penalties since the start of last season. United would have gone top of the table with a win, but instead they were left to reflect on an inconsistent performance that underlined why Solskjaer still has a lot of work to do to turn his team into title contenders. While there were moments of promise in attack and defence, United didn’t take their chances and crumbled too easily when they came under pressure in their second game of the season. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterAt an average of 24 years and 173 days, Solskjaer had picked United’s youngest Premier League starting line-up since the final day of the 2016-17 campaign. Daniel James made his maiden start for United after the close-season signing from Swansea scored his first goal as a substitute against Chelsea. There was no place in the matchday squad for Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, who has been linked with Inter Milan. Solskjaer has described James as United’s ‘x-factor’, but the 21-year-old didn’t win any friends when he was booked for diving in a failed attempt to win a free-kick from referee Jon Moss. United threatened for the first time when another of their young guns Rashford spun past Ryan Bennett on the left side of the Wolves area and crossed towards Martial, who did not make enough contact as the ball flashed past him. It was a warning Wolves failed to heed as United took the lead with an incisive raid in the 27th minute.
New Delhi: The South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Wednesday launched the Plastic Waste Shramdan Campaign in all four SDMC Zones under the Swachhata hi Sewa initiative in a bid to encourage care for the environment. The municipality said in a statement that this campaign will try to maximise citizen participation as part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.The Swachhata hi Sewa initiative is a six-week-long campaign that will see large-scale citizens engagement activities for awareness and community mobilisation through Shramdan, clean and green drives swachhata rallies and other programmes aimed at mass scale plastic waste collection and disposal of single-use plastic. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderKeeping with the initiative, SDMC Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti on Wednesday addressed a meeting where he instructed all heads of departments to make the week-long plastic waste shramdan from October 21, a result-oriented effort. He added that single-use plastic is not only detrimental to the environment but also harmful to the health of citizens. “It is essential to conserve natural resources for the next generation; for this, we will have to raise together a forceful voice against plastic,” Bharti said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsHe also asked officers of SDMC to seriously work on enforcing the ban on single-use plastic, adding that they must everyday visit field for two hours to ensure quantitative contribution in the plastic ban. The Commissioner asked the officers to submit a weekly report on action taken with respect to the plastic ban. He further stated that it must be ensured that none of the items made from the harmful plastic be used in SDMC offices. The SDMC also launched a public awareness programme on the ban of plastic items in all the four Zones, with all HoDs and zonal staff taking a pledge to abandon the use of plastic. Meetings were organised with over 50 Resident Welfare Associations and Market Association to discuss these issues.
APTN National NewsThe Canadian Human Rights Tribunal will have a decision on First Nations child welfare by the end of January.Children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock gave the news to the Assembly of First Nations special gathering in Gatineau, Que. Wednesday.But Blackstock says chiefs shouldn’t wait and told them to lobby the government now.APTN’s Trina Roache has the story.
Bengaluru: There was no end to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s woeful run this IPL as the Virat Kohli-led side suffered its sixth straight defeat while Delhi Capitals played like a unit to win by four wickets, here Sunday. RCB batsmen found the going tough on a tough wicket after being invited to bat first and could only manage 149 for 8 in the stipulated 20 overs. With the ball not coming on to the bat, Kohli scored almost a-run-a-ball before hitting two sixes late in his innings, consuming 33 balls for his 41. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHad it not been for Kohli and Moeen Ali’s contributions, RCB would have been in deep trouble. Ali hit a 18-ball 32. South Africa paceman Kagiso Rabada (4/21) accounted for four RCB batsmen to lead Delhi’s bowling attack, which also comprised Chris Morris (2/28), Axar Patel (1/22) and Sandeep Lamichhane (1/46). Shreyas Iyer then played a captain’s knock, making a 50-ball 67 to guide Delhi Capitals to a comfortable win, bringing their IPL campaign back on track. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIyer anchored the chase with some crucial partnerships as Delhi overhauled the target with 10 balls to spare. Iyer smashed eight fours and two sixes in his 50-ball innings which helped Delhi grab the fifth place in the points table, snapping a two-match losing streak where they lost to Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last two games. Chasing 150 to win, Iyer forged a 68-run partnership with opener Prithvi Shaw (28) after Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed by Tim Southee in the third ball of the innings. In the 9th over, Pawan Negi removed Shaw after the batsman top-edged a delivery and was caught at deep square leg by Akshdeep Nath. Iyer then shared 39 runs with Colin Ingram (22), who blasted two fours and a six in his 21-ball stay before being trapped by Moeen Ali in the 14th over while trying to play a shot over the leg side. Rishabh Pant came out with intent, blasting a couple of fours, while Iyer too smashed a six off Yuzvendra Chahal in the 17th over but the skipper miscued a pull off Navdeep Saini and was caught at short cover by Chahal. With just five runs needed, Delhi survived some anxious moment after losing Chris Morris (0) and Pant — both trying to clear the in-field and perishing in the process. Axar Patel then smashed a four to take Delhi home. Earlier, Kohli played an uncharacteristic sedate knock. Ishant Sharma was economical upfront, while Chris Morris was a bit expensive though he sent back Parthiv Patel (9), who slogged hard at a widish delivery and found Sandeep Lamichhane on the boundary ropes. Young Rabada was introduced to bowl the last over in Powerpay and he got his national teammate AB de Villiers (17). Kohli was still there but the runs came only in one and twos. In nine overs, RCB scored just 53. Marcus Stoinis hit only second six of the innings by lofting one from Lamichhane over long-on. Stoinis went after Axar Patel too but ended up giving a catch to Rahul Tewatiya. England all-rounder Ali came to the crease and suddenly batting looked easy. He pulled and drove with ease. Ali spoilt Ishant’s figures, hitting him for a six and a four and also dispatched one from Lamichhane to long-off.
Tokyo: German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the North. Kim has raised eyebrows by using Daimler-branded stretch limousines at several very high-profile summits, including his meeting this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin and both of his earlier summits with President Donald Trump. The sale of luxury goods, including limousines, is banned under UN sanctions intended to put pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalKim nevertheless had two limos waiting for him at Vladivostok station a Mercedes Maybach S600 Pullman Guard and a Mercedes Maybach S62. He is believed to have also used the S600 Pullman Guard for his summits with Trump in Singapore in June last year and in Hanoi in February. “We have absolutely no idea how those vehicles were delivered to North Korea,” Daimler spokeswoman Silke Mockert said in a written response to an Associated Press report Wednesday on the limousines. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”For Daimler, the correct export of products in conformance with the law is a fundamental principle of responsible entrepreneurial activity.” Daimler, based in Stuttgart, Germany, is one of the world’s biggest and more prestigious automobile companies. It is one of the biggest providers of high-end passenger cars and the world’s largest producer of trucks above 6 tons. On its home page, the multinational giant boasts of selling vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and of having production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. North Korea, however, isn’t one of its official customers. “Our company has had no business connections with North Korea for far more than 15 years now and strictly complies with EU and US embargoes,” she said. “To prevent deliveries to North Korea and to any of its embassies worldwide, Daimler has implemented a comprehensive export control process. Sales of vehicles by third parties, especially of used vehicles, are beyond our control and responsibility.” Kim’s ability to procure the limousines anyway is a good example of how porous the international sanctions tend to be. According to Daimler, the Mercedes-Benz Pullman limousines offer their passengers “a superbly appointed setting for discreet meetings.” The version used by Kim is believed to be equipped with all the key communications and entertainment systems so that, according to a company description of the car, its occupants can remain “fully in touch with the rest of the world while enjoying the luxury and comfort of their own very special place in it.”
CALGARY — Oilsands producer Cenovus Energy Inc. is selling northwestern Alberta oil and gas assets for $625 million as part of a process to reduce its $9.5-billion debt burden.The sale is to include its Pipestone and Wembley natural gas and liquids production, as well as its 39 per cent interest in the Wembley gas processing plant.Cenovus didn’t identify the buyer but Calgary-based NuVista Energy Ltd. confirmed it was the purchaser in a separate news release late Thursday.Cenovus says it is continuing to market other assets in what is known as the Deep Basin region as it tries to pay down debt from its purchase of oilsands and conventional assets from ConocoPhillips last year.NuVista says the acquired business includes production of about 9,600 barrels of oil equivalent per day and related infrastructure.It says it will fund the purchase with its credit facilities, a $384-million offering of subscription receipts and a private placement of up to $35 million in common shares issued on a “flow-through” basis.
“This year is critical for consolidating a united and stable federal Somalia. The country has overcome many recent challenges through compromise and dialogue,” Nicholas Kay, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), noted in a press statement.Amid the ongoing process to form a federal state in the region, Mr. Kay urged all parties to observe maximum restraint and refrain from any action that could pose a threat to security.“I encourage traditional leaders, politicians and stakeholders in Baidoa to commit to serious, inclusive and continued political dialogue guided by respect for the Provisional Federal Constitution and existing agreements,” he said. “The UN will continue to support the Federal Government of Somalia’s efforts to lead a reconciliation process,” he added. The envoy also said the situation in Baidoa highlights the need for the Federal Government to accelerate its work on the state-building process in Somalia in an inclusive manner, including the development of a detailed plan and timetable for the formation of federal states, a final constitution and democratisation by 2016. Established in June 2013, UNSOM is mandated by the Security Council to offer expertise in areas ranging from the political process to disarmament to help create and galvanize an environment in which stabilization and peacebuilding can proceed.
Carbon School District Press ReleaseIf one walked into Robin Hussey’s classroom during the years she taught, you would have thought she was just another American educator doing her job, with maybe a little travel in her background and a lot of experience teaching kids. For 29 years, she worked as a teacher, math specialist and assistant principal at the secondary level in the district.Her experience with teaching is vast, but her international roots are not well known across Carbon School District, particularly among students and parents.“My dad and my mother were raised in the north of Ireland,” she said. “My father served in the Royal Air Force in North Africa during World War II. After the war, unemployment was pretty high in Ireland, so they immigrated to Canada.”It would be easy to figure that since they came to Canada, she would end up in the United States eventually as so many Canadians do. But that is not the end of the immigration story.Her father joined the Canadian Air Force and was later stationed in France and the family followed. That is where Robin was born. They later they moved to Nova Scotia where her father was transferred. He was eventually discharged for a back injury sustained while serving. Then, the family went back to Ireland.Unemployment was still high when they arrived, so instead of resettling there, they went to England where her father was able to find work. However, only a few months later, Australia was calling to her dad, whom Robin said the family always said had a little “gypsy blood in him.”“We moved to Melbourne, Australia and lived there for seven years,” said Robin. “That is where we became interested and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Partly because of the church, we then moved back to Canada, settling in British Columbia. That is where I graduated from high school.”She then went on to higher education at Ricks College in Idaho for two years and then to Brigham Young University (BYU)_, where she majored in home economics.“When I came to Carbon District to teach, it was as a student teacher, and I was assigned to teach home economics at Helper Junior High,” she explained. “While here, I met my husband and we had a pretty whirlwind courtship. We met in March, started dating in April and got married in June. That was in 1976.”After graduating from BYU and getting married, she worked as a home economist for Mountain Fuel Supply for about 1.5 years. Then, they started having kids, so with the exception of a small business they had that she worked at as much as she could, she stayed at home for a number of years.In 1989, she decided she wanted to fulfill the life-long dream of teaching, but all the home economics positions in the school district were full with longtime teachers. With a bachelors degree and student teaching behind her, someone suggested that she get a math minor, because there were teaching positions open in that discipline. For one year, she took classes at the College of Eastern Utah as well as independent study at BYU and completed the requirements for a math endorsement. She was hired right away.“The year I was hired, they hired three math teachers,’ she said. “So, I went to work at Mont Harmon Junior High. I taught there for 14 years and loved every minute of it.”In 2004, she was asked to go to East Carbon High School as a math teacher on special assignment. The school had some low math scores and she was asked to assist the teachers who were already there. At the end of that year, the school closed and she was moved to the district office to be the secondary math specialist for the district.“That position was based on soft money and the availability of the funding was always questionable,” she stated. “The money was never stable from year to year, so I felt a little like a pawn on a giant chess board because we were never sure from year to year if I would continue in the position or be reassigned to a classroom.”During that time, she not only helped around the district, but she also taught some math classes at Carbon High and Lighthouse.When it came to wanting to be an administrator, which she eventually did become, she didn’t have much interest.“I don’t enjoy being the center of attention,” she said. “I much prefer having a supporting role. So, I never really considered it.”Nonetheless, since she was working at the district office, she said she felt compelled to get an administrative certificate. This led to her becoming the assistant principal at Carbon High in 2010. Those years doing something she wasn’t sure she wanted to do, however, have been filled with joy and fulfillment.“One of the favorite things I was involved in at the high school was a program called ‘Meet or Beat Your Personal Best,’” she stated. “It is a program for all kids, but particularly those who are not necessarily the best students; ones that worked hard to survive and pass. The week after school was out each year, we printed report cards. At that point, I would look through each of them and identify the highest GPA a student got during the entire previous year. We then set that GPA as their goal for the first quarter of the next school year. If they surpassed, it they got a certificate and a coupon one of the pizza outlets provided. Their goal for the following quarter was based on their highest GPA to date. The beauty of the program is that students do not compete against anyone else, only their own GPA. Sometimes, it seems to people that something like this wouldn’t mean much to those kids, but when you have a student come to you and tell you that they had met the goal but had not received their coupons or award, you know that it is important to them.”She said she always told them to go home and stick the award on the refrigerator.“I told them ‘Hey, you milk this. You might not have to do dishes tonight because of it,’” she said with a smile.She said she thinks retirement will be good, but she will miss the people, particularly the students, and her interactions with them.“I have been richly blessed to have spent the past 29 years doing what I love with amazing people: administrators, faculty, staff, students and parents,” she said. “There is no doubt that I will miss it.”One of the things she wants to do in retirement is pursue her hobby of quilting more, but she said she is not “going to turn it into a business” because that then adds a layer of stress to it and that would make it no longer a hobby that is fun. Gardening and spending more time with her children and grandkids will also be big objectives as well. In addition, she said she would also like to be of service to the community in some way. But, the reduction of stress is one of the main things she wants to do in her life overall. She said she and her husband Dixon plan to travel more, hopefully with him backing off a little from his plumbing business.“We want to take some time and go some places, and go more often than we did in years past,” she concluded.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedReturn of firearms to indigenous residents delayedApril 30, 2018In “Crime”23 years of damage cannot be fixed in 9 months – VP AllicockFebruary 12, 2016In “Politics”Baramita gets $4M to build hot meal kitchenOctober 27, 2015In “Business” Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs Sydney Allicock has assured residents of Chinoweng and Wax Creek that they can look forward to having their firearm licences by at least the first quarter of 2018 a release from the Department of Public Information (DPI) has said.Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs Sydney AllicockDuring a visit to Chinoweng village in Upper Mazaruni over the weekend, where he also met with the residents of Wax Creek, Minister Allicock sought to appease the villagers who again raised the issue with him.During the Ministry of Public Security’s (MPS) firearm amnesty programme back in 2015, residents from several indigenous villages had handed over their unlicenced firearms with the hope that they would be considered for licences.But according to Minister Allicock, “things have not worked the way we thought they would have.” He explained that the Community Development Officers (CDO) were required to take the list of all persons who had returned their firearms. He said that plan was considered workable since, according to him, it would have been easier to identify “which firearm belonged to whom.” However, he said that plan fell through.“We later found out that some of these applications were at Imbaimadi and some were at Kamarang and there was confusion. It was only recently that we found them, there was some mix-up. We took steps and even had discussions with the President who thought everything was put in place,” he explained to the residents.Minister Allicock said the process is still ongoing and promised that residents can begin to see changes by early next year.“We are working towards giving you the license, give us three months, the first quarter in next year because it are a lot of applications. We are treating this as special. Give us the first quarter of next year… We were looking at those who handed in their firearms, and we know that firearms are not serviceable. Those will not be given back, you will have to get new ones,” he told the residents.He also encouraged residents to have their monies ready to purchase their firearms as soon as they are granted their licences.“You must have the money ready to purchase. You need to start getting your money, those who gave theirs,” he said.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedVenezuela’s Maduro wants ‘mega-election’ amid opposition boycottFebruary 22, 2018In “Regional”Maduro seeks second term in isolated, ruined VenezuelaMay 19, 2018In “Regional”Venezuelan opposition floods Caracas in vast anti-Maduro protestSeptember 1, 2016In “Regional” CARACAS (Reuters) – Leaders of Venezuela’s opposition coalition appeared likely on Monday to decide on a boycott of the April presidential election, believing authorities have rigged it for President Nicolas Maduro and his ruling socialists.Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with ministers in Caracas, Venezuela February 16, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERSMaduro, the 55-year-old successor of Hugo Chavez, is seeking re-election in the April 22 vote despite his unpopularity and a crushing economic crisis. But critics say the election is a farce, with Maduro’s main rivals barred from standing and a compliant election body bound to favor the socialists.Leaders of the main parties in the Democratic Unity coalition have for days been considering whether to participate or not in the vote. Some believe a boycott is a self-destructive free pass for Maduro, while others say participation would be doomed to failure and merely legitimate his “dictatorship.”The coalition was due to meet at 4 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Monday, politicians said. One senior member of the Justice First party told Reuters it would formalize there a decision to boycott the vote in protest at unfair conditions.“We’re not going to the election,” added another source in the Democratic Action party.“They’ll explain why at the end of today or tomorrow. It’s a big mistake in my view, but that’s the decision.”Another major opposition party, Popular Will, led by protest leader Leopoldo Lopez, who is under house arrest, has already unilaterally announced it will not take part in the election.The opposition’s two most popular figures – Lopez and former governor Henrique Capriles – are both prohibited from standing. Lopez is detained on charges of stirring violence during anti-Maduro protests in 2014, while Capriles has been accused of “administrative irregularities” while governor of Miranda state.The national election board, which is widely perceived by Venezuelans as pro-government, has also banned Democratic Unity and several of the major opposition parties from formally participating in the vote.The board says the parties did not comply with election rules including a signature drive to re-legalize their status.Government officials say some opposition parties are fronts for violent coup-plotters, and accuse anti-Maduro leaders of being in league with a U.S.-led, right-wing conspiracy to topple socialism in the South American OPEC nation.Maduro has repeatedly denied any flaws in Venezuela’s election system and reacted angrily to international censure of the calling of a snap election in April.Some anti-Maduro figures, however, are set to stand, with opposition leader and former Lara state governor Henri Falcon having announced his intention to run, and a little-known evangelical pastor entering the race on Sunday.
EMPLOYERS’ GROUP IBEC has urged the government to reform current labour laws to ensure strike actions do not disrupt essential public services.The calls for changes to union ballot rules come in the midst of a Bus Éireann workers’ strike which impacted up to 80,000 commuters and cost the firm about €500,000.Ahead of its Annual Employment Law Conference in Clontarf today, the group said it wants to protect key services such as public transport, health and education during industrial disputes.It believes new legal provisions could guarantee the delivery of services while giving more time to resolve rows.“Disputes are best resolved through negotiation, not in court or on the picket line,” said director Brendan McGinty.“It is time to reform our laws in respect of union ballots so that once a ballot result has been announced, and a strike called, unions and employers still have time to negotiate a resolution. The notice period for industrial action should increase from seven to 14 days after the ballot takes place.”IBEC also wants the government to consider a no-strike policy in essential services that are “strategically important to the running of the country”; a proportionality test to ensure that industrial action is “legitimate, appropriate and not excessive”; and legal sanctions where the correct provisions are not adhered to by unions.Siptu are balloting workers at Dublin Bus and Irish Rail today to see if they want to join their colleagues at the CIE group in a strike of solidarity.Bus Éireann services to run as normal tomorrowWill Dawson St be left without a northbound Luas stop?
Combien mesure actuellement le Mont Blanc, le plus haut sommet d’Europe ?Alors que l’altitude du Mont-Blanc se maintient à 4.807 mètres dans les livres, celle-ci varie en réalité en fonction du vent et des chutes de neige. Des géomètres-experts se rendent donc vendredi tout en haut pour réévaluer la taille du plus haut sommet d’Europe.Depuis 2001, tous les deux ans, une vingtaine d’alpinistes aguerris menés par les géomètres-experts de Haute-Savoie, se rendent au sommet du Mont-Blanc. Objectif : réévaluer l’altitude du Mont-Blanc. Car en effet, comme l’explique Philippe Borrel, géomètre-expert et membre de l’expédition, on a longtemps cru “que le Mont-Blanc mesurait 4.807 mètres. [Mais] c’était la mesure de 1863, effectuée par l’armée française après l’annexion de la Savoie”. Cette mesure avait été validée 30 ans plus tard par le scientifique Joseph Vallot et n’avait plus été remise en cause depuis. Pourtant, cette altitude varie régulièrement au gré du vent et des chutes de neige. Depuis la première mesure par GPS, en 2001, la variabilité de ces données a été démontrée. Le Mont-Blanc était ainsi passé de 4.808 mètres en 2003 à près de 4.811 mètres en 2007. Cela fait maintenant six ans qu’il n’est pas redescendu sous la barre des 4.810 mètres. Une quantité de neige très aléatoire Cette année, la mission qui a lieu vendredi, passera par la voie des Grands Mulets, un itinéraire réputé techniquement difficile. Si le téléphone passe correctement, la nouvelle altitude devrait pouvoir être connue dans la journée. Dans le cas contraire, il faudra attendre entre trois semaines et un mois, le temps pour les experts de l’IGN (Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière) de réaliser leurs calculs. “Ce qu’on a constaté, c’est que les variations étaient liées aux précipitations et au vent”, explique M. Borrel cité par l’AFP. Plus il pleut et plus le vent faible, plus la neige s’accumule en altitude, faisant grossir la calotte glaciaire qui recouvre le pic rocheux situé à 4.792 mètres. Aussi, “peut-être le Mont-Blanc varie-t-il plus de taille au cours d’une même année que d’une année sur l’autre à la même période”. Les experts indiquent qu’en 2007, il y avait 24.062 mètres cubes de glace au-dessus de 4.800 mètres d’altitude contre seulement 14.598 en 2003.”C’est très aléatoire car la neige se dépose rarement au sommet” où les vents sont très forts, souligne Gilles Gobbo, météorologue et nivologue à Chamonix. “On fait entre 500 et 1.000 points de mesure avec le GPS pour savoir si le sommet se déforme d’un côté ou de l’autre”, indique Farouk Kadded, géomètre-topographe chez Leica Geosystems. Ainsi, les campagnes de mesures actuelles servent également à tester les derniers matériels GPS dans des conditions extrêmes de températures et de vent, et à modéliser la forme du sommet.Des températures toujours négativesÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? Par ailleurs, les données collectées aident les scientifiques à évaluer les “éventuels impacts du changement climatique”. Toutefois, pour Emmanuel Le Meur, enseignant-chercheur au laboratoire de glaciologie de Grenoble, “on est à des altitudes beaucoup trop élevées pour que le réchauffement climatique puisse imprimer quoi que ce soit via la fonte estivale”. En effet, au sommet du Mont-Blanc, les températures restent toujours négatives, même en été, et les glaces sont éternelles à 4.810 mètres.En revanche, à cette altitude, la température de la glace en profondeur est un bon indicateur. Elle a été mesurée à -17°C en 2004, ce qui “correspond approximativement à la température annuelle moyenne de l’atmosphère au sommet”, précise Christian Vincent, ingénieur de recherche au laboratoire grenoblois. Au col du dôme du Goûter, à 4.300 mètres, un réchauffement de près de 2°C au cours des 20 dernières années a été constaté à 50 mètres de profondeur de glace.Le 13 septembre 2013 à 19:14 • Maxime Lambert
TACOMA — Federal prosecutors say an Oregon man who devised a student loan scam and preyed on Russian immigrants in financial difficulties has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for bank fraud.The U.S. attorney’s office says the loss from the scheme exceeds $900,000.Prosecutors say 35-year-old Alexander Sviridiuk of Happy Valley, Ore., was sentenced Tuesday in Tacoma, Wash.Court records say he advertised in the Russian immigrant community, saying immigrants could get cash by applying for student loans, without needing to actually go to college. He and his cousin applied for loans, saying each immigrant planned to attend Washington State University or the University of California at Irvine. Email registration was used to convince the bank funding the loan that the person was enrolling in school. Once the money was delivered, the applicant would quickly withdraw. Sviridiuk took a percentage of the loan money.He was convicted last October. His cousin has pleaded guilty.
KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – Deputies in the Florida Keys arrested two men, Monday, after noticing the men acting suspiciously.Officials said 29-year-old Jacob Ortiz and 23-year-old Matthew Myers are now behind bars after deputies reportedly noticed their 2013 Volkswagon Jetta pulling into the loading dock of a CVS in Big Pine Key.Their Jetta was then searched by deputies who found marijuana, LSD, cocaine and heroin inside.Myers was also charged with giving a false name to police.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – City officials have issued a precautionary boil water notice for parts of Lauderhill after a water main ruptured.Officials said Florida Power and Light crews working in the area accidentally caused the break in the area of Northwest 26th Street and State Road 7, Sunday.Homes at risk include the following areas:Northwest 41st Avenue from the 2300 block to the 2500 block.Northwest 26th Street from State Road 7 to U.S. 441.State Road 7 from the 2400 block to the 2700 block.Officials advised residents in the affected areas to bring all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes to a roiling boil for at least a minute.The boil water notice will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and bacteriological tests show the water is safe to drink.Residents may call 954-730-4225 for additional information.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Homer City Council, with the passage of Ordinance 18-43, will again address a ban on thin, single-use plastic bags within the city of Homer. Public hearings on the ordinance will be held October 8 and October 15 with a second hearing and vote scheduled for October 22. Homer’s council approved an initial ban on retailers providing plastic bags of 2.25 mils in 2012 and the language in the most recent Ordinance 18-43 is essentially the same with provisions added to allow exceptions such as plastic bags used for frozen food and/or produce. A citizen’s initiative to overturn the city’s bag ban in 2013 was successful by a sizable margin of 56 to 44 percent, resulting in the removal of the city-wide, plastic bag ban. The Homer City Council approved Ordinance 18-43, stating:An Ordinance of the City Council of Homer, Alaska Prohibiting Sellers from Providing Buyers with Single-Use Plastic Disposable Shopping Bags. Council person Caroline Wenuti introduced and sponsored the current ordinance and voicing environmental concerns and the growing research on microplastics on seafood. The Homer City Council approved moving forward with public hearings on the proposed ban of plastic bags on Monday at the city council meeting; electing to re-open an issue which has generated a ban and a repeal initiative, all in the past six years.
UFO Sightings DailyAn image that shows a UFO hovering above the skies of Brandenburg airport in Berlin is now the hottest debating point among alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists. The image was submitted by the eyewitness to MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) after he spotted something circular hovering in the skies while taking a photo from the TV Tower in Berlin.As the image went viral, popular conspiracy theorist and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial researcher Scott C Waring analyzed them and claimed that this sighting is indisputable proof of alien existence. Waring also argued that UFO sightings have witnessed a steep rise in and around airports over the past few years and this indicates that aliens are visiting earth to monitor our activities.”Here is an interesting report from MUFON. A person took some photos and noticed a UFO on two of the photos. What looks like a ring UFO may be one solid craft with the top center having a dark tinted dome window area on it. The UFO moves its position when it notices the passenger jet approaching it. This makes me think there is a possibility of the UFO having shown up on airport radar. The UFO itself was probably hovering over Berlin Brandenburg Airport for a few minutes before it was forced to move out of the path of a jet. A lot of UFOs have been recorded over Airports over the years. I guess anything that flies has the newest and highest tech for safety reasons and that makes it worth investigating by aliens,” wrote Waring on his website UFO Sightings Daily.In the website post, Waring revealed that the UFO could be more than 22 meters long. He also added that the UFO is equipped with camouflaging abilities so that it could stay unnoticed in the skies. Unfortunately, a video of this UFO sighting is not available yet.Even though the claims made by Waring used to get positive responses from alien enthusiasts, experts have always dismissed his claims stating that pareidolia is causing these visual hallucinations. As per experts, pareidolia is the peculiar capability of the human brain to form familiar images on unrecognizable patterns.The new UFO sighting was reported by Waring just a few hours after ÚFO Mania’, another popular conspiracy theory YouTube channel released a video that shows a bizarre flying object hovering near a mountain range in Venezuela. Interestingly, the UFO spotted in Venezuela emanated lights from all across its body and it apparently performed zig-zag movements while flying in the air. As the video went viral, several people claimed that this sighting is a strong sign that aliens from deep space are visiting the earth.
RBL Bank, formerly known as Ratnakar Bank, has received the conditional approval from market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for its initial public offering. The bank filed its draft prospectus with the regulator in June 2015, and has received the primary approval in about 10 months. A source on condition of anonymity told the Mint that the bank hopes to get the final clearance soon so it may launch the IPO by September.”The bank has been in constant dialogue with the regulator and was asked to meet certain conditions. We expect to be compliant with the regulations very soon and accordingly get the approval,” a source was quoted as saying by the publication.The SEBI has asked the private sector bank to also offer its investors an additional exit option. This was because RBL had reportedly violated the “deemed public issue” norm under the Companies Act, the Business Standard reported.Under the Companies Act of 1956, a non-listed company was not allowed to issue securities to more than 49 investors in a financial year. Under the new revised Companies Act of 2013, the cap has been raised to a total of 200 investors.According to reports, the Kolhapur-based bank (RBL) is planning to raise about Rs. 1,100 crore through the proposed IPO wherein two of its existing shareholders namely Beacon India PE fund and Gpe (India) also plan to sell their holdings.”Sebi has given a nod if the buyback conditions are met,” a banker working on the IPO was quoted as saying by the Business Standard.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]